William Branham (1909-1965), preaching to the Pentecostal church around the world, before there was what we call "Message Churches."
"That's what I'm constantly so misunderstood. It's not that I want to be different. I don't want to be different, but I've got to be honest. I have a Message, and That must go to the people. Makes it very much misunderstood amongst the people. They think I'm against everybody. They only know, I'm for everybody, and trying my best to bring them what's the Truth, just as it's laid on my heart and the way it's laid in the Bible here. And God proves that to be the Truth, so there is nothing else can be done about it. So, be they look at It, or they don't." - 65-0829 SATAN'S EDEN_ JEFFERSONVILLE.IN
He was speaking about the disappointments in heaven, the sinner, will not be disappointed, knowing his end. But it will be the deceiver, the one that says; "Lord, haven't I preached the Gospel, have not I cast out devils, in Thy Name?"
Brother Branham went on to say; "See, they don't want to see It, because they have already sold out, sold their birthrights to some organization, some denomination; to try their birthrights, to get to Heaven upon the basis of some organized religion, which Satan is the head of every bit of it. God never did have an organized religion, never did. And they sell out to that, where they, a bunch of man, interpret the Word and say It means this and It means that."
We applaud the great works others are doing for God, but is there any value to it? This is in reference to the ministerial gifts (Ephesians 4:11) or the nine Spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians 12) given to the Church. The greatest of Spiritual Gifts in the church can be no more than a clanging cymbal, useless and a gain of nothing (1 Corinthians 13:1-3).
"Now, I realize, and you realize too, and ministers, that a man can take a Divine gift, send his soul to hell with it. You know that? A gift from God... Now, I don't mean just something that you imagine. I mean if God has really given something, and give it to your charge, you've got to use that with the wisdom of God." - WMB
Unquote: The good news, CHARITY being the motive and objective in our works of faith and Gifts of the Spirit will edify the church, regardless of how insignificant the gift my seem to you or others. Where PERFECT LOVE is present there will be perfect Gifts.
This was the subject Wednesday night at LWT archived at our church website "Charity Will or Will Not" 12-13-2023.
Pastor Bill Ivy - Living Word Tabernacle, Campbell Missouri USA - Our services are archived - www.livingwordtabernacle.com
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