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The Voice of God. II TIMOTHY 1 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.

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1 The Voice of God

2 II TIMOTHY 1 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. 8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;

3 II TIMOTHY 1 9 Who hath saved us, and called [us] with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, 10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:

4 LUKE 9 23 And he said to [them] all, If any [man] will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. 24 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.

5 LUKE 9 25 For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away? 26 For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and [in his] Father's, and of the holy angels.

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8 LOOKING.AT.THE.UNSEEN_ LA.CA FRIDAY_ E-7 When God made man, He made him thus; for He made this little certain compartment in the man for His own throne, His control tower. God wants to lead man, but man wants to lead himself. Therefore there is a war constantly. The man wants to go after what he sees with his eyes. That's where he's deceived. That's where Satan deceived Eve, by what she could see; the fruit was pleasant to the eye. But it was death to the soul.

9 LOOKING.AT.THE.UNSEEN_ LA.CA FRIDAY_ So is it tonight. God wants to lead man, so He made Himself a little control tower in the midst of his heart, so that man would be led by the Spirit of God. Getting off on his own leading is what separated him from His fellowship. Looking what he could see with his eye...

10 ROMANS 8:30 30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

11 GREAT.WARRIOR.DAVID_ CHICAGO.IL TUESDAY_ E-32 Hallelujah! There you are. He knowed where he was standing. He was a man of faith. He believed God. God was in him. He knew he was anointed. And you know the same thing. If you have... You're Christians. And if God hadn't elected you to be a Christian, you would not be a Christian. It's God's choice, not yours. No man seeks God. No man seeks God at any time. You haven't sought God, but God has sought you. It wasn't you calling for God; it was God calling for you.

12 GREAT.WARRIOR.DAVID_ CHICAGO.IL TUESDAY_ And then when God called you, it showed He elected you. You accepted the call, it was justification. Then you gave your heart to Christ and was filled with the Holy Spirit. And now you're positionally placed in the body of Christ. Now, if it made you quit your old mean habits and act like a Christian ought to, if it'll do that for you, it'll heal your body, 'cause it's a promise. Amen. There you are.

13 MARK.OF.CHRIST_ LA.CA SATURDAY_ E-23 And you cannot believe unless God calls you first. And then it's revealed to you by the Holy Spirit in your heart saying, "Change." Then you're a new creature in Christ Jesus. Old things is passed away, and you--all things have become new. There you are, not tossed about with everything. If you're tossed from this way and that way, a Methodist one week, and a Baptist the next week, and a Presbyterian the next week, and you running from mission to mission, I got one thing to say: You're not stable yet.

14 MARK.OF.CHRIST_ LA.CA SATURDAY_ Oh, say, "Brother Branham, but look, I've got a lot of..." Oh, I can't help it, brother. I have to stay with the Word; that's what the Word says. Up today, and gone tomorrow, backslid the next day, come back the next day and, "Oh, we're out gambling," and everything. For if you love the world, or the things of the world, the love of God's not even in you. Amen.

15 LUKE 9 59 And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. 60 Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.

16 LUKE 9 61 And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house. 62 And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.

17 MATTHEW He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.

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21 HEAR.HIS.VOICE_ JEFF.IN SUNDAY_ M E-31 The voice of God... Hearing His voice in that day was a rare thing. See, there was no open vision. And it was a rare thing, the real Voice of God. Because the people had gotten away. They had a church in that day that just didn't follow the commandments of the Lord. They had a minister by the name of Eli. And he'd got away from God by just teaching the precepts of what the people wanted to believe.

22 HEAR.HIS.VOICE_ JEFF.IN SUNDAY_ M If that isn't parallel till this day. He just taught the people, and he--he took his choice ones, and he had his sons to take the best of the flesh from their--the hooks out of the--the offering, and it just become a place where the offering was the main thing.

23 HEAR.HIS.VOICE_ JEFF.IN SUNDAY_ M And we don't have time to hear the voice of the Lord.

24 HEAR.HIS.VOICE_ JEFF.IN SUNDAY_ M You see, we do all the talking. We don't give Him a chance to talk back to us. That if we would pray and pray until our soul comes into the Presence of God, and then just relax and listen to His voice...

25 HEAR.HIS.VOICE_ JEFF.IN SUNDAY_ M There's so many voices in the world, so many things to attract our attention from God.

26 HEAR.HIS.VOICE_ JEFF.IN SUNDAY_ M It's got to a place until it dulls our senses, until we can't hear the Voice of God. Our senses, of where we ought to shake ourself and realize that you are men and women, and you are the creation of God, and you were put here to serve Him, but Satan's voice and false prophets... "Oh, be modern."

27 HEAR.HIS.VOICE_ JEFF.IN SUNDAY_ M E-39 Men that waits upon God comes into His Presence. And to come into the Presence of God is just like going out early of a morning when the dew and the honeysuckles are all sweet. When you come into the Presence of a person like that, you know they have been with God.

28 HEAR.HIS.VOICE_ JEFF.IN SUNDAY_ M Men and women who will hear the voice of God, God still waits to speak to every individual that'll open their ears to hear God's voice.

29 HEAR.HIS.VOICE_ JEFF.IN SUNDAY_ M Pastor, don't you never get too busy but what you can stay in the Presence and listen for His voice. God always keeps His Word. And no matter how bad the times may be, how much your church may teach against it, Jesus Christ is still willing to speak that still small voice to anybody that'll listen for Him. He's still ready to do it if we'd just quieten ourself.

30 HEAR.HIS.VOICE_ JEFF.IN SUNDAY_ M E-45 Now, there's a code of ethics to it. God has a new birth for you. But listen to His still small voice. Everyone of you people who profess to be Christians, get yourself quiet before Him. Don't let the washing hinder. Don't let the work hinder. Don't let nothing hinder. Don't let nobody know what you're doing. Just go before Him. Get up in the woods somewhere. Get out on the side of the road. Go into the secret closet and close the door, when the kids gets at school.

31 HEAR.HIS.VOICE_ JEFF.IN SUNDAY_ M There get down on your knees. You've heard all kinds of voices everywhere. But just get down and stay there until those voices are silenced and you begin to lift up. It'll change you. It'll make you different like it did this little Samuel. It'll do something to you if you'll just do it. Now, it'll make you what you should be. It'll make you the kind of Christian that you ought to be.

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33 HEAR.HIS.VOICE_ JEFF.IN SUNDAY_ M And they heard Your voice come audible. And now this morning that same voice speaks down deep in their heart. They've raised their hands with their hands towards heaven, saying that they are wrong and they want to be right.

34 HEAR.HIS.VOICE_ JEFF.IN SUNDAY_ M E-53 Like Samuel did, stand still. Don't be excited. If you want something of God, ask Him, then stand still and listen to see what He's going say about it. Just open up your heart, say, "What about it, Lord Jesus?" Just stay there. If He doesn't answer the first five hours, then wait another. If He doesn't answer today then He will answer tomorrow. If He doesn't answer this week, He will answer next week. Stay there till He answers.

35 HEAR.HIS.VOICE_ JEFF.IN SUNDAY_ M Hear His voice speak back in your heart, and say, "Yes, I'm the Lord that healeth thee." Then it's all over; you get settled then. See? "I'm the Lord Who forgives all thy sins. Now, go and sin no more. I don't condemn you." Then you can go free. You're all right. But you want to be sure that you hear that voice speak. Moses heard it. He was a changed man.

36 HEAR.HIS.VOICE_ JEFF.IN SUNDAY_ M Oh, He's still the same Lord God. And you hear Him hour after hour speaking to you in your teeny little closet in your prayer room, come out before the audiences then speak visible to the people: the voice of God. It was precious in the days of Samuel. It's more precious today, for there was no open vision.

37 HEAR.HIS.VOICE_ JEFF.IN SUNDAY_ M Peter heard the voice. And it changed all of his theology. He went right straight to the Gentiles who he thought to be a bunch of illiterate offcast. But the voice of God, not his teaching, the voice of the living God changed him.

38 LAMB'S.BOOK.OF.LIFE_ JEFF.IN SUNDAY_ I don't say he won't make mistakes; I won't say he won't slip and fall. That's right. But as soon as he can get his feet again, he's eyes is set on the Star yonder, and he moves on. Sure.

39 ISRAEL.AT.THE.RED.SEA.1_ JEFF.IN IC THURSDAY_ Now, there's many that pretend to be in there. There's many that's warring themselves, and trying to live right, and trying to press in; I don't know about that. But if they are in there, it's just as easy to live a Christian life as it is to live any life, 'cause you're in Christ, and nothing else but just so full of the Holy Spirit leads you, and guides you and directs you.

40 ISRAEL.AT.THE.RED.SEA.1_ JEFF.IN IC THURSDAY_ And, why, sure you'll make mistakes and fall, but you can't stay down, because no more than you could make a--a stalk of corn a--a sycamore tree... You can't do it. Jesus said, "By their fruits you shall know them." You have Everlasting Life.

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42 HEAR.YE.HIM_ PARKERSBURG.WV SATURDAY_ E-43 All other things will pass away. They're all works and carnal. Man can't save himself no more than a leopard could lick his spots off. No, sir. He can't do it. God has to do it.

43 HEAR.YE.HIM_ PARKERSBURG.WV SATURDAY_ What you scared about? God calls you, your heart loves Him. "As the hart panteth for the water brook, so my soul thirsts after thee, O God." There it is.

44 HEAR.YE.HIM_ PARKERSBURG.WV SATURDAY_ E-44 Well, say, "Brother Branham, that makes it kinda loose then. As long as I believe I'm a Christian, I can do anything I want to." I always do what I want to, always. And if I want to do wrong, I know God's not in there. See? You can't get bitter and sweet water from the same fountain. That's right. You love the Lord, you'll do right. Yes, sir.

45 HEAR.YE.HIM_ PARKERSBURG.WV SATURDAY_ If you love Him, you don't have to worry, if you love Him, just do what you want to. It'll always crying to do something for Him, crying, you love Him day and night. If something had happened, you'd happened be trapped into something, the bitter tears would run down your cheeks all night. You couldn't have no rest for the soles of your feet till you come back to the ark again. See? As long as you're a Christian...

46 HEBREWS.CHAPTER.3_ JEFF.IN HEB SUNDAY_ M Now, Father God, receive us. We are waiting as we're listening at the Word. Longing, our hearts thirst after Thee, like the hart panteth for the water brook. Our soul thirsts after Thee, O God, longing and waiting. Waiting that hour then, when Jesus shall come.

47 HEBREWS.CHAPTER.3_ JEFF.IN HEB SUNDAY_ M Waiting to the time that we'll be summons to the sky, not to stand before the Judge in judgment; it's done past. We're dead to the things of the world and is entered into Christ, and He took our judgment. He's our Attorney now at the seat of justice, our blessed Attorney, that on our confession, He pleads our case till we know that we're unworthy.

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