Court is in Session!
Promises Vs World
Now, this case, the cause of it, is the_the Word of God’s
promises versus the world. Now get the set real right or you’ll
never catch it. The cause for this indictment, is breach of promise,
“God not keeping His Word.” It’s a breach of promise.
It is the closing service of the five-day revival in Topeka, KS, at the Municipal Auditorium. Brother Branham takes a familiar title to his sermon, “A Trial.”
The prosecuting attorney (Satan) brings the indictment of “breach of promise.” The Defendant is God’s Word, the Defense Witness is the Holy Spirit. We, the people reading this article, are the jury. Listen closely to the testimonies because this is a decision between Life and death.
The Court of our hearts is now in session. Our beloved prophet, William Marrion Branham, will now take the stand. Here are a few highlights from his testimony.
9 Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.
10 And she went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept.
11 And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, believed not.
12 After that he appeared in another form unto two of them, as they walked, and went into the country.
13 And they went and told it unto the residue: neither believed they them.
14 Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.
15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.
God must bring judgment upon the earth. And God has to have something here, a standard, to judge the world by, because it would be unjust, in God, to judge the world, and the world knowing no standard to go by. How many believes that’s true? If the church is the standard, which one is it? The Word, God said He would judge the world by Jesus Christ. He is the Word. “In the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.” “The same yesterday, today, and forever.”
…the promises is only to believers; not make-believers, impatient, or skeptics. Changes the picture doesn’t it? It’s only… Not to what people that call themselves believers; it is to believers only, not to who say they are believers. Satan says he is a believer, too, you know. It’s not to them. It’s only to real believers.
“The Word is a seed that a sower sowed.” And the seed can only produce itself, produce its promise, if it’s in the right kind of a ground that will quicken the seed. Amen.
And God said that His Word is a seed that a sower sowed, and it must fall in the right kind of soil. That soil is faith. It’s a seed, and it must fall into this ground, or it cannot be quickened.
In the Sodom age, what happened to Abraham, would return back again to Abraham’s royal Seed, which is in Christ; Christ returning in the form of the Word, working in human beings, and showing the signs that He promised it would sign, it would do. He promised that He would do it. God promised it. And God will keep His promise.
A gift is just getting yourself out of the way, so the Holy Spirit can work in a human body. Don’t try to say, “Glory to God, I got a gift! I got a gift, hallelujah!” You’ll never get it.
Every believer, whether he’s a minister, or not, is ordained to do it. Every person that believes, has a right to lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
May God be with you, truly, smite death’s threatening waves before you, take you from victory to victory. Someday, may our bodies be changed and made like unto His Own glorious body, where we’ll pray no more for the sick. Until then, may God be with you, till we meet.