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Living on the Borderline
EPHESIANS 1:3 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
LUKE 17 20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: 21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
57-0120M THE.IMPERSONATION.OF.CHRISTIANITY_ JEFFERSONVILLE.IN SUNDAY_ 158 And the black sheet begin to fold before me. I knew He had done it. If the mainspring hadn't have been there then... Satan said to me, "Now what do you think of it? Even your darling little baby, He's going to take it from your arms: how cruel." That was the new spirit. That was the-- all the intellectual...?... stood in my bones beating together.
57-0120M THE.IMPERSONATION.OF.CHRISTIANITY_ JEFFERSONVILLE.IN SUNDAY_ I thought, "Where would I go? I would go out and get a little drunk." "You never drink in your life." "But I'd do it anyhow." "He told you not to." "But I'd do it anyhow. I'd show Him who was boss." I said, "Satan, I can't. He's the Boss." 162 It was all down to the mainspring. I'm so glad there is a mainspring.
WHY.IS.IT.THAT.SO.MANY.CHRISTIANS.FIND.IT.SO.HARD.TO.LIVE.THE.CHRISTIAN.LIFE_ PHX.AZ SUNDAY_ 57-0303A E-31 You see, if the Holy Spirit is in the middle of your spirit... And that watch spring makes all the rest of the movements just tick just exactly to the place, keeping perfect time. When the Holy Spirit is in the middle of your spirit, it makes every action of the Holy Spirit in you tick off just exactly according to God's Timepiece, the Bible. Right.
WHY.IS.IT.THAT.SO.MANY.CHRISTIANS.FIND.IT.SO.HARD.TO.LIVE.THE.CHRISTIAN.LIFE_ PHX.AZ SUNDAY_ 57-0303A E-32 You don't lie; you don't steal; you got associates, and your lovely, and you've got peace, joy and long- suffering, goodness, meekness, patience. Why, all the fruits of the Spirit just ticks right with that mainspring. See what I mean? Now, it's the main spring that does it. It's the Holy Spirit that does it. It isn't your church that does it. It isn't your pastor that does it. It isn't your shouting that does it. It isn't your speaking with tongues that does it. It isn't your healing service that does it. It's the Holy Spirit that does it, God's Holy Spirit in the middle of your new spirit. It makes the whole Church operate, just exactly one big bundle of love.
HEBREWS.CHAPTER.SEVEN.2_ JEFF.IN HEB SUNDAY_ 57-0922 369 Why? Through all of our goodness, and all of our goodness, and all of our goodness, we're still carnal. But once in the presence of God, recognizing that we could never stand there, only through the merits of Jesus Christ, then we draw nigh unto God, through the merits of His Son. "Lord, I come to You, with an innocent heart. In the Name of Thy Son Jesus, please receive me." Oh, brother, you're coming by a living way then.
HEBREWS.CHAPTER.SIX.2_ JEFF.IN HEB SUNDAY_ 57-0908E 493 If your whole heart is in love with Him, and you love Him and are gentle, and live with Him daily, you know you've passed from death unto Life. If it isn't, and you're otherwise, you're just impersonating a Christian.
HEBREWS.CHAPTER.ONE_ JEFF.IN HEB WEDNESDAY_ 57-0821 64 So, Paul goes down there, first, to see if his experience matched God's Bible. 65 Oh, wouldn't it be wonderful, today, if people only done that again, if we made our experience match God's Bible? If it doesn't, then our experience is wrong; it don't flash in the Urim Thummim. If it flashes in There, amen, we got It. But if it doesn't, some...
HEBREWS.CHAPTER.ONE_ JEFF.IN HEB WEDNESDAY_ 57-0821 I don't care how good it seems, how real it looked like it was right; if those lights didn't flash on that Urim Thummim, it was wrong. 66 And no matter how much experience you've had, how real it seems to be, how presenting it is, how educational it is, what a great tool it is to win souls; if it doesn't flash in the Word, it's wrong. Right. It must line up with the Word.
TESTIMONY_ SHREVEPORT.LA V-17 N-5 THURSDAY_ 63-1128M 66 Let me tell you something. Real spiritual minds is one step from insanity. Did you know that? A scientific research will tell you that. Here you are down here slow and slumpy; and then you come up a little more spiritual, then you're about like this; then you go to like a dull axe; and then to a honed razor. Now you know which side you would fall on there. If a man tries to lift hisself up there, he is sure to go on the wrong side. If God lifts him up there, he is far above the average person. There is where visions and things break through. There is where the Kingdom of God is. Poets, prophets, and all were considered neurotics.
TESTIMONY_ SHREVEPORT.LA V-17 N-5 THURSDAY_ 63-1128M 67 Jesus, Himself, was called a "crazy man." Said, "We know You're mad and got a devil." Mad means "crazy." Look at all the poets and prophets through the ages, had been considered that, that extremely try... Try, if you try to pull yourself up there, you're gone, you'll never make it. It takes a Hand reaching down from Glory, to hold you on that edge there, between the right and wrong things. And standing on them edges is where you look across into Beulah Land.
A.HIDDEN.LIFE_ CHICAGO.IL THURSDAY_ 55-1006A E-40 Has Christ meant more to you than all the world? I don't mean from an emotion or a mental work-up; I mean from the depths of your heart, that something's settled in there, that something's taken place, that you don't know how it come, but you're hid away, and your whole motive is to serve Jesus Christ. Have you entered that place, my dear brother?
A.HIDDEN.LIFE_ CHICAGO.IL THURSDAY_ 55-1006A Have you come into that place where you don't care what anyone says, not to go out and act smart, but till the love of God is so anchored into you, that you can't see nothing else, you're whole motive is to do the will of God, love for everybody, flowing free from everywhere? What a place to live. That's the hidden place. That's the place where we got to come to, my brethren. That's the place where God reveals His secret things. That's the place where God does the placing and the calling.
ADOPTION.1_ JEFF.IN AD.1 SUNDAY_ 60-0515E 92 Oh, let's stop just one more minute here. "In heavenly places." Now, just not out anywhere, but in heavenly places. We are assembled in "heavenly," it means that the position of the believer. That if I'm prayed up, you're prayed up, or the church is prayed up, and we're ready for the message, and we have assembled ourselves together as saints, called out, baptized with the Holy Ghost, filled with God's blessings, called, elected, set together in heavenly places now, we are heavenlies in our souls. Our spirits has brought us into a heavenly atmosphere. Oh, brother. There you are: a heavenly atmosphere. Oh, what could happen tonight?
ADOPTION.1_ JEFF.IN AD.1 SUNDAY_ 60-0515E What could happen tonight if we would be setting here in a heavenly atmosphere, and the Holy Spirit moving over every heart that's been regenerated and become a new creature in Christ Jesus? All sins under the Blood, in perfect worship, with our hands up to God and our hearts lifted, setting in heavenly places in Christ Jesus, worshipping together in the heavenly places... Did you ever set in one? Oh, I've set till I would weep for joy and say, "God, never let me leave here": just heavenly places in Christ Jesus.
ADOPTION.1_ JEFF.IN AD.1 SUNDAY_ 60-0515E 94 Blessing us with what? Divine healing, foreknowledge, revelation, visions, powers, tongues, interpretations, wisdom, knowledge, all the heavenly blessings, and joy unspeakable and full of glory, every heart filled with the Spirit, walking together, setting together in heavenly places, not one evil thought among us, not one cigarette smoked, not one short dress, not one this, that, or the other, not one evil thought, nobody got anything against one another, everybody speaking in love and harmony, everybody with one accord in one place, "then suddenly there come from heaven a sound like a rushing mighty wind." There you are, "Has blessed us with all spiritual blessings."
MANIFESTED.SONS.OF.GOD_ JEFF.IN AD.2 WEDNESDAY_ 60-0518 133 God by His election grace called you. God by His election grace sanctified you. God by His election grace and His power baptized you and put you into this land of rest. They which have entered into this rest has ceased from their going astray. They ceased from their works like God did from His. They have joy unspeakable and full of glory. The Tree of Life is blooming in them. They have long-suffering, gentle, goodness, patience, faith--faith-- faith, meekness, gentleness, and so forth.
MANIFESTED.SONS.OF.GOD_ JEFF.IN AD.2 WEDNESDAY_ 60-0518 The Tree of Life is blooming in them because their hope is anchored in Christ Jesus, the witness of the Holy Ghost bearing record with signs and wonders following the believers. "These signs shall follow them that believe." As they go along, they heal the sick; they cast out devils; they speak with tongues; they see visions. They... And they walk with God; they talk with God. No devil can move them; they're steadfast, looking for Eternal Life. Forgetting those things that are in the past, they press towards the mark of the high calling in Christ Jesus. There they are. There you are. That's that church.
A.HIDDEN.LIFE_ CHICAGO.IL THURSDAY_ 55-1006A E-45 Every man that stays in the Presence of God, into this great secret place, hid away will yield the fruits of righteousness, peace, love, joy, longsuffering, goodness, gentleness, patience. Don't fuss about these other things. Get that in your life, and you'll never get it until you hide away with God into that land of adoption.
THE.EASTER.SEAL_ PHOENIX.AZ V-2 N-6 SATURDAY_ 65-0410 237 He knew Who He was [Jesus]. He knew that, every Word, God had wrote in there of Him, He had fulfilled it. He knew He was the One David spoke of. 239 Do you know you're the ones the Bible speaks of? [Congregation says, "Amen."--Ed.] Do you know your position is in Christ? If you're in Christ, you're a new creature. Do you know this Word is just like everyday living, to you? Why, sure. It's yours. You are an eagle. That's your Food.
THE.EASTER.SEAL_ PHOENIX.AZ V-2 N-6 SATURDAY_ 65-0410 241 Now, every Word that God said, has your spirit said "amen" to It, It's been fulfilled in your life, as a believer?
DANIEL 11:32 32 And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.
ISAIAH 40:31 31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
PSALM 1:3 3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
JOHN 1:12 12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
PSALMS 34:19 19 Many [are] the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.
II PETER 1:4 4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
II TIMOTHY 1:6 6 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands. 7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
RESULTS.OF.DECISION_ CHICAGO.IL SATURDAY_ 55-1008 E-41 Oh, brother, if you're living on the borderline tonight, come on over. Cross over Jordan. It's wonderful. There's great big grapes over here. We got the initial evidence, we got... Hallelujah. Got some Joshuas and Calebs that's went over the border and brought back the evidence that it's a good Land. Every promise that God's made is here. The full Gospel, the full Bible, Divine healing, rejoicing, happiness, peace, everything that the Bible promised, every fruit's in this land. Amen. It's yours at the asking. But the first thing you have to do is cross over Jordan. You can't stay over there in the wilderness and expect to get it, 'cause the grapes don't grow like that over there.
POWER.OF.DECISION_ CHICAGO.IL FRIDAY_ 55-1007 E-66 I believe. Hallelujah. Do you believe it? It's your choice now. We're at the border land. We've come through many dangerous toils and snares. I have already come. It was grace that brought me safe thus far, following the blessed old Bible. It's grace that'll take me on. Amen. The promise, we're on the border land tonight. The Bible said, "I would above all things you prosper in health." It's yours. God promised it. And the promise to you is just as good as it was to Israel.
POWER.OF.DECISION_ CHICAGO.IL FRIDAY_ 55-1007 He said, "I have given you that land. I will send My angel, this Pillar of Fire, before you to guide you to the place." Divine healing's yours, God promised it to you. He sent the Holy Ghost, has guided you to this place. Let's take it. Amen, it's ours. E-67 Same God made the promise to Israel made it to you, and He's the same yesterday, today and forever. Sends the same signs, wonders and miracles. Now, He ain't going to come just push it down you. You're going to have to take it. And as soon as you claim it, there'll stand an old Ammorite standing there; kick him out of the way.
FAITHFUL.ABRAHAM_ LA.CA WEDNESDAY_ 59-0415E E-40 Now, you look at Jesus and find any fault in Him. Don't look at yourself; look at Him. Don't look who you are; look Who He is. Then you'll be getting close to Divine healing. Search your sacrifice over. If you can find any fault in that, well, that's--that's different, then you have a right to disbelieve. But there's no fault in Him. God don't look at you; He looked at the sacrifice.
FAITHFUL.ABRAHAM_ LA.CA WEDNESDAY_ 59-0415E There was a perfect One died for us faultry ones, we who are disfigured, and immoral, and ugly, and everything. But He took the perfect One and looked Him all over. "This is My beloved Son in Whom I am well pleased." He was the sacrifice. God accepted Him. So ours is finished. All we have to do is walk in grace.