Discerning The Body Of The Lord
August 12, 1959 · Chautauqua, Ohio
33Jesus said once, that, “Except a man be born again he cannot see the Kingdom of God, or understand.” And in other words, “You can’t discern the Kingdom of God until you are born again.”
34People who will come and tell us that, “Those who have accepted the experience of the baptism of the Holy Ghost,” that, “they are fanatics.” Or, “They are some ungodly name,” that the devil pinned on the Church, to call them “holy-rollers.” I’ve preached in all the world, and I’ve never seen a holy-roller yet. It’s a name that the devil tacked on the Church of the living God. Sometimes people don’t have the right discernment. They are afraid of that.
35Don’t you know that our Lord was publicly… pronounced to be an insane person? The Pharisees, the high church, said, “That Man is out of His head. He has a devil, and He’s mad.” And the word mad means “to be crazy.” And if they called Him “crazy,” how much more will they call them of His disciples?
36Paul said to Agrippa, “In the way that’s called heresy, ‘crazy,’ that’s the way I worship the God of our fathers.” I’m so glad tonight to join hands with him. In the way that’s called “fanaticism,” to the modern church, that’s the way I worship God. They were called “heretics,” because they didn’t rightly discern the Body of the Lord, that’s, the Church of the living God.
37And the Church, tonight, is called “crazy” because the people doesn’t have the discernment. If a man is born again, and you tell me that you have been born again, and you do not believe that Divine healing is a promise of God, and you do not believe that the baptism of the Holy Ghost is for the people today, then I’ll have to say that your birth was of the wrong spirit.
38Cause, the Holy Ghost said, that, “This promise is unto you and your children, and to them that’s far off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.”
39You are accepting it by an intellectual conception. People are taking somebody else’s word for it, and not got the discernment. They cannot discern between right and wrong.
June 10, 1962 · Aberdeen, North Carolina
104Don’t presume it’s right. The Bible tells you what’s right and wrong. Whew. We just better quit. I’ve kept you an hour or more. “I will restore.” Don’t presume. The Holy Ghost is here. The Bible’s here. The Holy Ghost bears record of the Word of God. Every promise and iota, It says “Amen” to it.
Don’t presume it’s all right because you had a sensation. Take inventory of ourself this morning. Look around and see what we believe. See if we… If God said a certain thing if we’d tally with it. “Well,” you say, “I’ll be put out of my church if I did this or did that.” Well, which is more to you? Your God or your church? Don’t presume without an experience…
The Seed Is Not Heir With The Shuck
February 18, 1965 · Jeffersonville, Indiana
48Now we understand, also, that God is perfected in threes. Now, God is “perfected” in three. “Grace” is five. Seven is “completion,” like the world. God is perfected in Father, Son, Holy Ghost. That’s the perfection of the Godhead. All one God, in three manifestations, of three attributes of one office, or three offices in the one Godhead.
49Now, there is also three in perfection, of the steps of grace, to the Church; justification, sanctification, baptism of the Holy Ghost. That consists of the New Birth, just like a natural birth is typed by it. Which, a woman giving birth to a child, the first thing comes forth is water, blood, and then life. The Bible said, in First John 5:7, or 7:5, I believe it is, that said, “There are three that bear record in Heaven; the Father, the Word,” which was the Son, “and the Holy Ghost; these three are One. There are three that bear witness in the earth;” the Word, “the water, blood, and Spirit. Water, blood, and Spirit; these three agree in one.”
50Now, the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, are One. You can’t have the Father without having the Son; you can’t have the Son without having the Holy Ghost. But you can be justified without being sanctified; you can be sanctified without being filled with the Holy Ghost. We have proved that in the order of nature.
The Future Home Of The Heavenly Bridegroom And The Earthly Bride
August 2, 1964 · Jeffersonville, Indiana
254No man, no person, no woman, boy, girl, I don’t care who he is, is fit to go in the pulpit, or even claim to be a Christian, without being filled with the Holy Ghost. You have no right to the Lord’s supper, or any communion, feet-washing, or anything, until you’ve been cleansed by the Holy Fire of God. No man has a right to preach unless you, like Moses, meets Him out there on that sacred grounds, that Pillar of Fire hanging there, where he knows where he’s at. See?
The Testimony Of A True Witness
November 5, 1961 · Jeffersonville, Indiana
187But the Holy Ghost is Deity, God tabernacled in man! It’s more than a sensation. It’s more than in speaking in tongues. It’s more than shouting in the Spirit. It’s more than weeping. It’s more than joining church. It’s God living in man. Deity, God Himself tabernacled into that person, when he can speak and it’s just the same as God speaking, that’s the Church of Jesus Christ. That’s the way that first apostolic Church went forth.