Romans 8:27-39 27And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. 28And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. 29For 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. 30Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. 31What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? 32He 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? 33Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth. 34Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. 35Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 38For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Daniel 7:9-10 9I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire. 10A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.
Daniel 7:9-10 C(JB) As I watched, thrones were set in place; and the Ancient One took his seat. His clothing was white as snow, the hair on his head was like pure wool. His throne was fiery flames, with wheels of burning fire. 10A stream of fire flowed from his presence; thousands and thousands ministered to him, millions and millions stood before him. Then the court was convened, and the books were opened.
Revelation 1:14 His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;
Works Is Faith Expressed
65-1126 · Shreveport, Louisiana
254 I was standing there, I said, “Lord, how is this? Young Man here” I said, “with hair like wool.”
255 And He said, “He is wigged.” Watch in the book, before it ever happened, I said that. And that day when that happened, it went up. And then you turn that picture sideways, if you’ve got Look Magazine or Life Magazine, turn sideways. There He is, just perfectly, Hofmann’s Head of Christ, looking right down where I was standing; there It is in the magazine! How many’s ever seen It? Course, you’ve all seen. There, looking right back, proved exactly the revelation was correct.
256 Why wigged? Why, the old English judges, the Jewish judges, used to wear a—a—a wig, they do yet in England; when he’s…that’s supreme authority, he wears a wig. And that showed Him standing there, wigged by Angels’ wings, He is the Alpha and Omega. He is the Supreme Judge, and none other but Him. He is to look upon as Alpha and Omega. And there He was a young Man, no, or more, thirty years old, wearing a wig of white. Showing that He was Supreme, God, “The Father has committed all judgment unto the hands of the Son.” Hallelujah! The revelation is never wrong! Speak It anyhow, no matter what it sounds like, goes right with the Word.
Trying To Do God A Service Without It Being God’s Will
65-1127B · Jeffersonville, Indiana
92 I thought, “Maybe that Voice means turn it to the right.” And when I did, you see what it is: Hofmann’s Head of Christ, at thirty-three. Here, look in here, see His black beard, His face, His eyes, His nose, and everything else. See the part in His hair here coming up. And He’s wigged with that white Angel wig to show that the Message of Him being God is the Truth. He is the Supreme Judge of the universe, Supreme Judge of Heaven and earth. He is God, and nothing else but God. He is God expressed in human form called the Son of God, which the Son was the Man. And if that don’t make our Message exactly right: identified by the Scripture, identified in service, identified by His Presence, the same yesterday, today, and forever. Therefore those Seven Seals are the Truth, brethren. Might disagree with them, but just set down and study it with your open heart one time, just let the Holy Spirit lead you from…
93 Here, when Brother Jack…I called him before preaching this and talked to him one time about “What was this white wig?”
94 He said, “Well, Brother Branham, I declare it to be that it was in His…after His resurrection in His glorified body.” I was talking to Brother Jack. And there’s…I don’t know of anybody in the world that I’d rely on anymore of their teachings on theology and things as I would like Brother Jack Moore and Brother Vayle, and such men as—as that, real theologians that’s read all kinds of books and different angles from everything. Well, but, you see, even with that, and my bosom friend, I—I—I just couldn’t receive it, there was something there just wouldn’t take it.
Psalm 40:6-8 Sacrifice and offering You did not desire; My ears You have opened. Burnt offering and sin offering You did not require. Then I said, “Behold, I come; In the scroll of the book it is written of me. I delight to do Your will, O my God, And Your law is within my heart”.
Hebrews 10:5-7 (KJV) 5Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: 6In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. 7Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.
John 1:14 14And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
64-0308 · Dallas, Texas
27 There is many think they’re called. But all “the Lord” calls! “Those who He foreknew, He called; all who He called, He justified; all who He justified, He has glorified,” already the thing is settled.
The Harvest Time
64-1212· Phoenix, Arizona
129 And John was looking around to find a—a lion, and out from behind the curtains come a Lamb, a Lamb that had been slain since before the foundation of the world. Then he saw a bloody Lamb come out, and He come and took the Book out of the right hand of Him, and called everything what was on that Book. It’s the complete Book of redemption. And this is It. The Book of redemption, He redeemed all was in that Book, not out of the Book. Anything that had a beginning has an end. But if you’ve got Eternal Life, you never did begin and you cannot end, because you’re sons and daughters of God, attributes of His thoughts and His Word. You have no ending of Life, if your name is on that Book. The Lamb come to redeem It. Not all that profess “Christians,” not all that try to live good and holy; but those whose names were written on there, He redeemed that, and that alone, whose names were on the Book.
Revelation 12:10 (AMP) 10Then I heard a strong (loud) voice in heaven, saying, Now it has come—the salvation and the power and the kingdom (the dominion, the reign) of our God, and the power (the sovereignty, the authority) of His Christ (the Messiah); for the accuser of our brethren, he who keeps bringing before our God charges against them day and night, has been cast out!
The Invisible Union of The Bride Of Christ
65-1125 · Shreveport, Louisiana
223 … God put it in the Sea of His Forgetfulness. You stand perfectly before God.
224 Now, your name is now in the new Book; not the book of life, but the Lamb’s Book of Life, what the Lamb redeemed. Not the old book of your natural union, but your new, Bride. Hallelujah! Your new life is in the Lamb’s Book of Life, your marriage certificate, hallelujah, where your true Eternal germ, from the beginning, takes hold. Now you’re not only forgiven, but you’re justified. Glory! “Justified,” Romans 5:1 said. Yeah. Romans 5:1 said, “Therefore being justified by faith.”
225 Look up the word. The word don’t mean “forgiven.” The word means “justified.” It don’t mean you’re forgiven.
226 For instance, you heard I got drunk and—and done some evil things, and everything. Then you come around, say to me. You found out I didn’t do them, then you come around, say, “Brother Branham, I forgive you.” Forgive me? I didn’t do it, at the first place. See?
227 Now, if I did do it, I’m guilty. But you could forgive me, and I wouldn’t be guilty. But yet I’m not justified, because I actually done it.
228 But the word, justified, is though you never done it. Amen. It’s not even regarded, at all. How is it done? In God’s Book of the Sea of Forgetfulness, your old book and marriage is divorced and dead, and it’s not even in the memories of God. Amen. You are justified. “Therefore, being justified.” It was accused. You was accused. You never done it, in the first place. The old union is in the Sea of God’s Forgetfulness. You wasn’t married to it, to begin with. He, the Bridegroom, bore your shame, Himself, for you, in your place. He took your place, for you were predestinated for Him, to be in His Bride, before the foundation of the world. The Bible said so. You are the predestinated Seed.
We Would See Jesus
62-0712 · Spokane, Washington
37 The people gets scared. What are you scared about? Those who He foreknew He called; those who He called He justified; those who He has justified, He’s already glorified. What you scared about? Just take a hold of God like little children, and hold onto it, and believe God your Father. He loves you. He’s done everything He could to redeem you. You’re…
And the Bible said the antichrist deceived all that lived upon the earth whose names were not written in the Lamb’s Book of Life from the foundation of the world. God, by His foreknowledge, saw you, put your name in His Book. And that’s the reason you’re here tonight, because you’ve answered that call. God foreknew you and called you, and you accepted His call.
Now, you say, can you… I… Every man seeks out his own salvation with fear and trembling. I hope my name was among that. But if it was, my name ever on the Book of Life, it was put there before the foundation of the world, when the Lamb was slain for me in the thinking of God. He’s infinite. You don’t just simply run a business just haphazardly. I don’t run my business like that, and you wouldn’t yours. God doesn’t His. Christ come to redeem those who God foresaw and foreknew that would come to Him. Aren’t you glad that you have come?
38 And now, with reverence you say, “Brother Branham, am I there?” I don’t know. If you’re in the church, you’re there. And the only one way to get in the church: by one Spirit, we’re all baptized into one body by the Holy Spirit. We don’t join it. Joining church is all right, but I’ve been with the Branham family fifty-three years, and they’ve never asked me to join the family. I was born in it. So I become a Branham by birth. And that’s the way a man becomes a Christian, when he’s borned of the Holy Spirit. And then if you’re borned of the Holy Spirit then you’ll become, through Christ… Being dead in Christ you take on Abraham’s royal seed, and are heirs with Abraham according to the promise.
39 What’s the church scared about? I’ve always wondered what’s the matter with the Pentecostal people. They—they’ve got… They’ve got enough faith to blow up the world, and they’ve got enough faith for all kinds of healings, but they’re afraid to use it. That’s the devil. If we could break that shadow of blackness from under the people, something’s going to happen. And that’s my purpose here. I find two people, two classes. One of them’s fundamentalist. Oh, they positionally know where they are by accepting Christ, positioned in Him; but they haven’t got no faith. And I find the Pentecostals; a lot of faith, but don’t know who they are. Just like a man’s got money in the bank and can’t write a check; and the other one’s got—ain’t got no money in the bank and he can write a check. If you could ever get the two together you got something. And if I could ever get the Pentecostal people to realize that they are sons and daughters of God, setting in heavenly places right now in Christ Jesus, that God foreknew before the foundation of the world, has ordained us to preach the… What you scared about? No matter what it is, swing out there. Take God’s Word and believe it.
Hebrews, Chapter Six #2
57-0908E · Jeffersonville, Indiana
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 have been elected, He could bring to Him, in Glory.
293 Could you imagine God running His office so loosely, as to say, “Well, maybe somebody will think real sad about Me, maybe they’ll come and get saved”? God don’t have to beg you to do nothing. Any begging, you need to do the begging, not God.
294 And then, Christ died to save those who God, by foreknowledge, elected to meet Him yonder without spot or wrinkle. Before the foundation of the world, He seen you in Glory. That’s what the Bible said, Ephesians, the 1st chapter. 5th chapter, the 1st verse. God predestinated by foreknowledge.
295 Now, if God did that, predestinated us before the foundation of the world; and knew every one of us by name, before the foundation of the world; and Elected us to Eternal Life; and sent Jesus Christ to redeem us; that, six thousand years ago, He saw us, that we might appear to His praises in Glory! How can you ever be lost?
296 Now, if you’re saved, you’re saved. If God saves you tonight, knowing He’s going to lose you ten years from today, He is defeating His Own purpose; the infinite, Almighty, Eternal, everlasting wisdom, God, doesn’t know enough then to know whether you will hold out or whether you won’t. Then, when He saves you, and say, “Well, I’ll give him a trial, and see what he’ll do,” then He does not know the end from the beginning. God knows what He’s doing, don’t you never worry about that. It’s you and I stumbling along. God knows what He’s doing. And He knew we…whether we’d hold out, or what we would do.
2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
2 Corinthians 3:18 (AMP) And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit.
Colossians 1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
Romans 8:17-18 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.18For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
1 Corinthians 1:29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.
1 Corinthians 2:7-8 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: 8Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
2 Corinthians 1:20 For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.
2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
Hebrews 2:10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
1 Peter 4:13-14 13But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. 14If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.
1 Peter 5:10-11 10But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. 11To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
2 Peter 1:3 3According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: