Presentation on theme: "Captivity Led Captive. EPHESIANS 4 7 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. 8 Wherefore he saith, When."— Presentation transcript:
Captivity Led Captive
EPHESIANS 4 7 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. 8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
EPHESIANS 4 AMP 8 Therefore it is said, When He ascended on high, He led captivity captive [He led a train of vanquished foes] and He bestowed gifts on men.
PSALMS Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, [for] the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell [among them]. 19 Blessed [be] the Lord, [who] daily loadeth us [with benefits, even] the God of our salvation. Selah. 20 [He that is] our God [is] the God of salvation; and unto GOD the Lord [belong] the issues from death.
PSALMS 68 AMP 18 You have ascended on high. You have led away captive a train of vanquished foes; You have received gifts of men, yes, of the rebellious also, that the Lord God might dwell there with them. 19 Blessed be the Lord, Who bears our burdens and carries us day by day, even the God Who is our salvation! Selah! 20 God is to us a God of deliverances and salvation; and to God the Lord belongs escape from death [setting us free].
CHURCH.AND.ITS.CONDITION_ JEFF.IN CH 1-34 SUNDAY_ The Dove and the Lamb united together. That's when God and Man became one. That's when heaven and earth embraced each other. Hallelujah. That's when God was made flesh...?... it; that's when God came down from the Spirit form and was made a Man and dwell among us. That's when all eternity embraced each other. That's when the human fallen race of Adam's people and Jehovah God and every angel come together, when God and man was made one on that great memorial day when John baptized Jesus.
QUESTIONS.AND.ANSWERS_ JEFF.IN COD SUNDAY_ E When man was made in the image of God... And then God came down in the image of man to redeem man; that brought man and God together. Heavens and earth hugged and kissed each other; God and man embraced each other as Fatherhood and Sonship when the Logos became flesh and dwelled among us.
I.KNOW.MY.REDEEMER.LIVETH_ JEFF.IN SUNDAY_ S E-41 And there was the Prince of Life dying at Calvary. It was the darkest hour the world ever seen. But Easter produced the brightest hour that the world ever seen, because all superstitions, and all doubts, and all fears were taken away when God raised Him up.
WHY.IT.HAD.TO.BE.SHEPHERDS_ TUCSON.AZ V-6 N-15 MONDAY_ When the Great Shepherd was smitten, the great Sheep Prophet when He was smitten back there, He said, "It is finished." And that minute, as soon as this Shepherd was smitten, it was over. Sin is settled; there was no more sin. They were clean; the penalty was paid. The believers whose names were written in the Book of Life, predestinated from the foundation of the world, it was finished that very minute that Jesus said it was finished.
WHY.IT.HAD.TO.BE.SHEPHERDS_ TUCSON.AZ V-6 N-15 MONDAY_ He, that Great Shepherd, had come for His sheep. It was finished; God's right hand was pulled from His bosom, smitten. Then on Easter He returned it (Amen.), raised it up again to His bosom, and extended it down to you and I in the form of His Word, to redeem us back to the original garden from which sin took us from. The hidden secret of His great heart was revealed by a Prophet Shepherd. It was revealed by a Shepherd, Prophet Shepherd.
WHY.IT.HAD.TO.BE.SHEPHERDS_ TUCSON.AZ V-6 N-15 MONDAY_ No wonder the mountains jumped and shouted on that day. No wonder the sun hid its face and screamed for joy. No wonder all nature broke loose; the wind shook the trees until they shook and shook, and joyed, and jumped. They'd seen the Prophet Shepherd, on the mountain, redeem every name on the Book of Life. And they seen that their own nature was redeemed. They screamed and jumped. And the world went into an earthquake. And the mountains rent, and the rocks fell out. And the sun went down. And--and everything taken place. Like any meeting, when the Shepherd reveals to you that it's finished.
WHY.IT.HAD.TO.BE.SHEPHERDS_ TUCSON.AZ V-6 N-15 MONDAY_ And I've seen meetings where the power of God was revealed to the people that they were free from the world and the things of the world, and the joy of the Lord filled the congregation. They stood, and screamed, and cried, and shouted to the top of their voice for the glory of God. I never did see anything disorderly; they was always right in order; because they had recognized that their name that had been written on the Lamb's Book of Life before the foundation of the world... The great Prophet Shepherd had brought them the message, and they were delivered: the Prophet Shepherd.
PATRIARCH.ABRAHAM.THE_ BAKF.CA V-22 N-7 FRIDAY_ He conquered both death and hell. He rose up on the third day, saying, "I have overcome, and because I live you live also." Oh, what a promise. That's to the seed of Abraham. He conquered the grave, rose up on the third day for our justification. When He rose up He was our justification. What does that make us? He conquered sickness; He conquered death; He conquered hell; He conquered the grave; He conquered temptation.
PATRIARCH.ABRAHAM.THE_ BAKF.CA V-22 N-7 FRIDAY_ After two thousand years have passed, two thousand years, and still here He is in our midst, the mighty Conqueror that rent the veil in two, that took every sickness, every disease, everything upon Himself and bore our infirmities to the cross, and our sickness and our diseases and triumphed over them, and raised up for our justification, and stands alive after two thousand years to manifest Himself as the living Jesus Christ amongst the royal seed of Abraham who are heirs of all things.
PATRIARCH.ABRAHAM.THE_ BAKF.CA V-22 N-7 FRIDAY_ If you can't take that Word test then... If you doubt it, little suspicious of it, you can't hardly believe it, there's something or other you can't believe it, then don't you come in the prayer line. I wouldn't even fool around the altar until you can get enough grace to know that God's Word is true. And when you once break through that veil of unbelief, then you got the keys in your hands of death, hell, and the grave, because you've got a Conqueror Who conquered for you.
Mal. 4:2 [AMP] But unto you who revere and worshipfully fear My name shall the Sun of Righteousness arise with healing in His wings and His beams, and you shall go forth and gambol like calves [released] from the stall and leap for joy.
ALL.THINGS_ SHREVEPORT.LA SATURDAY_ E E-35 People come up to the altar, and many of them take a lot of music, a little dancing, clapping of hands, maybe run up and down the aisle, and maybe just speak with tongues. Now, I believe in speaking in tongues. I believe in running up and down the aisles; I believe in the clapping of hands. But if there isn't some feeling behind there, if there's some sincerity that Jesus Christ has cleansed you... Not doing it because Miss Jones did it, but doing it because there's something in you pulsating, the sorrow for your sins, and the joy of the victory that you share in the resurrection of your sacrifice, the evidence of your eternal security. How can you not be sincere in that?
ALL.THINGS_ SHREVEPORT.LA SATURDAY_ E E-37 It's the Blood, the Life that electrifies and sanctifies your life.
Ephesians 2 Amplified Bible (AMP) 1 And you [He made alive], when you were dead (slain) by [your] trespasses and sins 2 In which at one time you walked [habitually]. You were following the course and fashion of this world [were under the sway of the tendency of this present age], following the prince of the power of the air. [You were obedient to and under the control of] the [demon] spirit that still constantly works in the sons of disobedience [the careless, the rebellious, and the unbelieving, who go against the purposes of God].
Ephesians 2 Amplified Bible (AMP) 3 Among these we as well as you once lived and conducted ourselves in the passions of our flesh [our behavior governed by our corrupt and sensual nature], obeying the impulses of the flesh and the thoughts of the mind [our cravings dictated by our senses and our dark imaginings]. We were then by nature children of [God’s] wrath and heirs of [His] indignation, like the rest of mankind. 4 But God—so rich is He in His mercy! Because of and in order to satisfy the great and wonderful and intense love with which He loved us,
Ephesians 2 Amplified Bible (AMP) 5 Even when we were dead (slain) by [our own] shortcomings and trespasses, He made us alive together in fellowship and in union with Christ; [He gave us the very life of Christ Himself, the same new life with which He quickened Him, for] it is by grace (His favor and mercy which you did not deserve) that you are saved (delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ’s salvation). 6 And He raised us up together with Him and made us sit down together [giving us joint seating with Him] in the heavenly sphere [by virtue of our being] in Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed One).
THY.SEED.SHALL.POSSESS.THE.GATE_ SAN.JOSE.CA SATURDAY_ E-37 Setting in heavenly places in Christ Jesus... Move sweet Spirit of God. Call from death unto life. Speak to the seed of Abraham. Give them faith. Let them know that they can possess the gate of every enemy, because every enemy has been put under the feet of Christ, even death. And we stand in Him a conqueror. Every enemy is under your feet as long as you are in Christ, because everything is under His feet.
THY.SEED.SHALL.POSSESS.THE.GATE_ SAN.JOSE.CA SATURDAY_ How do we get into Him? By one Spirit we are all baptized into one body, been made partakers of the same blessing, the same power. The same faith dwells within our heart that dwelled in Abraham, that same faith that was in Abraham, holding a promise of God just before the destruction of the world, Sodom world, in Lot's day.
CHRISTIANITY.VERSUS.IDOLATRY_ JEFF.IN V-8 N-2 SUNDAY_ And look, you say, "But, Brother Branham, I'm the least one." That's the soles of His feet. But remember, He's triumphed with you; triumphed with you over every bit of it, even if you're the soles of His feet. Every sickness, every devil, every power, even death itself is under your feet: under you.
CHRISTIANITY.VERSUS.IDOLATRY_ JEFF.IN V-8 N-2 SUNDAY_ Listen. Listen to this. You say, "Brother Branham, I have no power." Neither do I. I don't have any power. "Well, Brother Branham, I'm a weakling." So am I. But I'm not depending in my strength. It ain't my strength. I'm depending on my authority (See?), my authority given me. It's not me strong. I ain't strong. He's strong, and I--I'm His.
ROMANS 8:32 32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? 33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? [It is] God that justifieth.
POSSESSING.ALL.THINGS_ JEFF.IN V-10 N-4 SUNDAY_ I'm an heir of Divine healing. I'm an heir of joy, got a right to be happy. "So what makes you so happy?" I got a right to be. "How do you know?" Because I'm an heir to it. Amen. Woo. Now, I feel religious. Look. I'm an heir to the happiness. I'm an heir to joy. I'm an heir to peace. I'm an heir to Eternal Life. I'm an heir to the Holy Spirit. Amen. I'm an heir to every evidence It's got. Amen. I'm an heir to the authority of God. Amen. "Who made you that?" Not me, He did. Every one of you is an heir to the same thing.
POSSESSING.ALL.THINGS_ JEFF.IN V-10 N-4 SUNDAY_ An heir to a throne. "He that overcometh shall set with Me on My throne, as I have overcome and set on My Father's throne." Amen. An heir of all things, not just one thing, all things: everything's under your feet. Even death's under your feet, grave's under your feet, hell's under your feet, sin's under your feet, everything's under your feet. You're an heir. You're--you are dead, and your life is hid in God through Jesus Christ, and you're rose again to Eternal Life, and setting in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.
POSSESSING.ALL.THINGS_ JEFF.IN V-10 N-4 SUNDAY_ Oh, my. Whew. Call us anything you want to, call us what you want to, say we're crazy if you want to, but we're heirs. Heirs to what? All things. "Are you an heir to the Branham Tabernacle?" No, I'm an heir to all things, both seen, present, future, to everything; I'm an heir to it.
POSSESSING.ALL.THINGS_ JEFF.IN V-10 N-4 SUNDAY_ And every sin and wickedness has been put under my feet, by the grace of Jesus Christ. He rose on Easter morning, triumph over the death, hell, and the grave, and made me an heir, and said, "Wait yonder and I'll give you the promise." And His anointed authoritative servant said, "The promise is unto you and to your children, to them that's far off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call." I'm an heir. Amen. Amen. Jesus proved it to us, on His resurrection. Oh, my.
POSSESSING.ALL.THINGS_ JEFF.IN V-10 N-4 SUNDAY_ When we've entered that battlegrounds between death and Life... "I'm a sinner, Brother Branham." You don't have to be. You're a sinner because you desire to be. You don't have to be. The debt's already paid. "Brother Branham, I wish I had joy." You can have it. You're just letting Satan rob you from the privileges that Christ died for. I'm an heir to it. It's all mine. Everything He died for, belongs to me, belongs to you. We're His children; we're heirs of it, everything that He died for.