MATTHEW 5:48 48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
PSALMS 138:8 8 The LORD will perfect [that which] concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, [endureth] for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.
65-1205 THINGS.THAT.ARE.TO.BE_ RIALTO.CA V-4 N-6 SUNDAY_ 62 It's a perfect place calling you to that perfection, and you have to be perfect to get there.
65-1205 THINGS.THAT.ARE.TO.BE_ RIALTO.CA V-4 N-6 SUNDAY_ It's a perfect Kingdom, so it must be a perfect people come. Because, you have to stand and be married to a perfect Son of God, and you must be a perfect Bride. So how can you do it through anything else but the perfect Word of God, which is, "The Waters of separation, that washes us from our sins"?
APPROACH.TO.GOD_ CHICAGO.IL SUNDAY_ 55-0123A E-59 He was going to take them away from the old muddy waters of Egypt and give them living Waters out of a rock. He couldn't do it until He made an approach. They just couldn't do it by desire. There had to be a provided approach. They was going to see the Red Sea opened. They was going to see miracles take place. But before they could see this thing, they had (let that soak deep), they had to come through God's provided approach.
APPROACH.TO.GOD_ CHICAGO.IL SUNDAY_ 55-0123A E-60 It's not because they desired to see it, not because you want to see something happen. If you want to see whether Christ is right or not, come through God's approach to Him. Then you'll know.
APPROACH.TO.GOD_ CHICAGO.IL SUNDAY_ 55-0123A Die out to self; come through the Blood of Christ, then you can approach the Father, and He will give you the Holy Spirit, that'll make you a believer. 'Cause it's not you that's believing any more, it's the Holy Spirit in you. Your nature's changed.
APPROACH.TO.GOD_ CHICAGO.IL SUNDAY_ 55-0123A E-62 And before you can ever become a partaker of this blessed heavenly calling, you have to come through the provided approach, not self-sustaining, not intellectually, but death to yourself, and a reborn again in Christ Jesus through the offering of the Blood. Then...
APPROACH.TO.GOD_ CHICAGO.IL SUNDAY_ 55-0123A You was trying to come through your own good works, through your merits. You'll never see it. And you can't approach it until you die out to those things, and come God's provided way of approach, which is Jesus Christ, being filled with the Holy Spirit, God's provided way for sinners to come.
SEPARATION.FROM.UNBELIEF_ PHOENIX.AZ MONDAY_ 55-0228 E-36 I believe, what He says. I still could belong to the Methodist, or Baptist, or wherever it was, but I want to believe what the Bible says, because the Holy Spirit in you will make you believe it. If it ever comes in, It believes it Itself. For you yourself are reckoned dead. Amen. Your life is hid through God, in Christ, sealed by the Holy Ghost.
WAY.TO.HAVE.FELLOWSHIP_ CHICAGO.IL SUNDAY_ 55-1009 E-16 I love the Word, don't you? And you know why you love the Word? You have the Holy Spirit in you. For the Bible said that man does not live by bread alone, but by every Word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. So the Holy Spirit feeds on the Word.
INTER.VEIL_ STURGIS.MI SATURDAY_ 56-0121 So He puts a new spirit in you, and then He puts His Spirit in you, gives you a new spirit, a new outlook, a new faith, then He puts His Holy Spirit in you.
INTER.VEIL_ STURGIS.MI SATURDAY_ 56-0121 Salvation is--lasts as long as faith lasts. And Divine healing lasts as long as faith lasts.
INTER.VEIL_ STURGIS.MI SATURDAY_ 56-0121 You don't go by your feelings. I never was saved by my feelings. I wasn't saved because I felt good. I'm saved because I met God's promise. That's right. The devil can beat you around the stump on feelings, but he can't speak on THUS SAITH THE LORD and condemn it. I've done what Jesus said. I'm saved tonight because I met God's requirement. I'm healed tonight.
HEBREWS.CHAPTER.6_ JEFF.IN HEB SUNDAY_ 57-0908E 213-292 Paul said, "Let's go on to perfection now." We're talking about perfected, and if we'll run this down, you'll find out the perfected is the elected. I'll prove it to you in a few minutes by the Bible. It's the elected who God, before the foundation of the world seen every one of them. And He sent Jesus to redeem that people, not the whole world. He wanted to, but He had to make a way for those. And the only way He could do, was to send Christ, that He might come the propitiation of our sins, that those who've been elected, He could bring to Him in glory.
ROMANS 8 28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose. 29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate [to be] conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. 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.
EPHESIANS 1:4 4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: 5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
ROMANS 15:16 16 That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.
I CORINTHIANS 12:13 13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether [we be] Jews or Gentiles, whether [we be] bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
HEBREWS 10:14 14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
LAW.HAVING.A.SHADOW_ BINGHAMTON.NY FRIDAY_ 54-1203 E-39 But this Man after one time offering up His Blood, set down at the right hand of God and the Majesty on high and has perfected forever every believer that's come and been borned again of the Spirit of God. God has protected forever them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus. Amen. Oh, my, what we scared about? What you worried about? Don't listen what the devil's got to say; believe what God says.
LAW.HAVING.A.SHADOW_ BINGHAMTON.NY FRIDAY_ 54-1203 Now, how could I be perfect? I couldn't be perfect. You can't be perfect. But God don't look at us... When we are borned again into the Body of Christ, God looks at Christ. He took my place; He took your place. And He is the One that's perfect, and we stand in Him perfected tonight before God the Father through the offering of His Blood.
LAW.HAVING.A.SHADOW_ BINGHAMTON.NY FRIDAY_ 54-1203 E-70 For He has perfected forever those that are sanctified or cleaned by the Holy Spirit, then we are in perfection.
LAW.HAVING.A.SHADOW_ BINGHAMTON.NY FRIDAY_ 54-1203 For the worshipper once purged has no more desire or conscience of sin. He doesn't even want to sin to... He will do things wrong. And as soon as he does it, he will confess his sins right there and say, "God, forgive me; I didn't mean to do that. You know it, Father." God never sees it, but He has an advocate. He has a confession and he makes it.
FELLOWSHIP.BY.REDEMPTION_ JEFF.IN V-26 N-17 SUNDAY_ 55-0403 165 You might hear of Jesus, by preaching. You might hear your mother say He's wonderful. You might hear a minister say He heals the sick. And He might've sent His power forth and healed you. But you'll never know what it is, until you've set down once with Him in fellowship, and your spirits blend together, bearing record with each other, that you're sons and daughters of God. Then old things pass away. You don't have to worry about the world no more. "For by one offering He has perfected forever those who have fellowshipped with Him through the blood." The fellowship...
PERFECTION_ JEFF.IN ER 35-54 FRIDAY_ 57-0419 49 There you are. That's the answer to the death of Christ. That's the answer to Calvary. He absolutely, with His own Blood, purchased our sins and perfected forever His believers. Therefore, in Christ we stand blameless, perfected in the Presence of God Almighty. We are underprivileged people with our own doctrines; we are--been taught that we have to get up to a certain place, we have to do a certain thing. No, my brother, it's nothing you've done; it's what God did for you. We are now, if we are justified by faith, we are perfected forever in the Presence of God.
PERFECTION_ JEFF.IN ER 35-54 FRIDAY_ 57-0419 50 Then Jesus said, "Be ye therefore perfect." Then it was perfected forever. God through the death of Christ nineteen hundred years ago today, perfected the believer that He foresaw before the foundation of the world forever. And those who He has called, He has justified. Those who He foreknew, He has called; those who He has called, He has justified; those who He has justified, He has already glorified. He has perfected His believers.
GOD'S.PROVIDED.WAY_ W.PALM.BEACH.FL TUESDAY_ 53-1201 E-10 Now, a righteous man is not a sinless man. For you notice he said, "Elijah was a man subject to like passions as we are." He had his ups-and-downs and his differences. And the Scripture of his life proves that he had his ups- and-downs like we do. And he had his times of wondering and his times that his temper got away from him, and he had a lot of things, that went wrong. But he was still a righteous man, because he confessed his unworthiness and believed in God. So that's what made him righteous.
GOD'S.PROVIDED.WAY_ W.PALM.BEACH.FL TUESDAY_ 53-1201 We're not righteous within ourselves; we're righteous through Jesus Christ. I cannot be sanctified within myself; I am sanctified through Jesus Christ Who stands in the--in the Presence of God in my place. It isn't my holiness; it's His holiness. My holiness won't work at all, but His does. Because God done accepted Him. And in accepting Him He had to accept me, because I'm in Him. Amen. That's what makes it real isn't it. Then we don't have to depend on ourself.
DISCERNMENT.OF.SPIRIT_ PHOENIX.AZ V-9 N-3 TUESDAY_ 60-0308 I love my brother regardless of where they go to church, whether they're former or latter, or no rain at all, as long as they're in the Body of Christ, trying to achieve, not something for a certain purpose to--to manifest yourself on earth, but the purpose for the Kingdom of God and the glory of His coming, to reveal and make known His soon appearing.
IMPERSONATION.OF.CHRISTIANITY_ LIMA.OH SUNDAY_ 57-0127A E-40 Oh, said, "Though I speak with tongues of men and angels; though I could go out and heal the sick or move the mountains and so forth, and have not love to back that up, I am nothing." The Holy Spirit in you with your life, but oh, the yoke becomes easy. Oh, some of them say, "Brother Branham, if I could only live that life." "Oh, you don't have to worry about it, brother. It's not you anyhow. It's the Holy Spirit in you." Paul said, "It isn't... The life that I now live, it's not me, but Christ liveth in me. The life that I now live..."
WHY.SO.HARD.TO.LIVE.CHRISTIAN.LIFE_ PHX.AZ SUNDAY_ 57-0303A 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.
WHY.SO.HARD.TO.LIVE.CHRISTIAN.LIFE_ PHX.AZ SUNDAY_ 57-0303A All these fine qualities is ticking out of that person's life when the Holy Spirit's in there ticking it around. Now, it wasn't by intellectual conception, that this brings forth. It is by the baptism of the Holy Ghost that brings this. If you are trying to live a Christian life, you're only impersonating.
65-1125 THE.INVISIBLE.UNION.OF.THE.BRIDE.OF.CHRIST_ SHREVEPORT.LA V-2 N-15 THURSDAY_ 265 You are the pure, virtuous, sinless Bride of the Son of the living God. Every man and woman that's born of the Spirit of God, and washed in the Blood of Jesus Christ, and believes every Word of God, stands as though you never sinned at the first place. You are perfect. The Blood of Jesus Christ! How can you... If a man...
65-1125 THE.INVISIBLE.UNION.OF.THE.BRIDE.OF.CHRIST_ SHREVEPORT.LA V-2 N-15 THURSDAY_ 266 If I was supposed to die in the morning, a man took my place, I cannot die for that sin. Somebody took my place. 267 And Jesus, the Word, took my place. He become me, that a sinner, that I might become Him, the Word. Amen. Let me hold true to It, not the church. The Word! Amen.
65-1125 THE.INVISIBLE.UNION.OF.THE.BRIDE.OF.CHRIST_ SHREVEPORT.LA V-2 N-15 THURSDAY_ 268 Oh, that spiritual union of Christ and His Church now, when the flesh is becoming Word, and the Word is becoming flesh, manifested, vindicated. Just what the Bible said would happen in this day, it's happening, day by day. Why, it's cumulating so fast out there, in those deserts, and things taking place, that I couldn't even keep up with it. We're near the Coming of Jesus, to be united with His Church, where the Word becomes the Word. Call of the Holy Spirit, searching the hearts!