Leaving all, Let's go to Perfection
"My Utmost for His Highest"
The Spoken Word is the Original Seed for your Perfection
Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. Heb 6:1-2
What do you profit by all your arguments and fussing? None of those things that you waste time with can perfect. To get to perfection you must leave all behind, totally all! For perfection is in the Seed. A crop is perfected when it ripens and reproduces what went into the ground. Therefore, your doctrinal arguments and fussing are a vain struggle, when you are bearing briars all the time which are nigh unto cursing, whose end is to be burned!
Yes, perfection is in the seed, when the crop fruits putting on many grains, each of them exactly like what went into the ground. And what did God sow in the beginning? The Word! So you are only perfected when you reproduce perfectly the Word in yourself. Anything short of the Word as it was in the beginning being manifested in you is not perfection!
Leaving all the doctrines about Christ, how he is one with the Father; how he was born of a virgin; how he died and rose again; how he ascended on high and is seated at the righthand of the Father; how he is the heir of all things, and such like, let us go to perfection! Perfection is beyond such things that lie in the domain of knowledge! When knowledge vanishes, all whose foundation is build only on such grounds will also vanish! Save yourself from destruction by heeding the call of the Spirit.
Yes, leaving all about what you know concerning Christ, arise and let us go to perfection! Which kind of in you is going to be revealed when you bear your fruit. You won't hide it any longer! Briars and thorns shout loudest about doctrinal matters, their fruits are about to be declared on the housetops. Nothing about their scriptural knowledge shall be asked!
Your boasting in mere knowledge is hateful before my God! It has become a stench in His nostril. It is abominable! He abhors it! Cast it away, and wake up! Let us go to perfection; there it will be known who is who. When your doctrinal knowledge has vanished, and you stand naked in your shame, then shall you know that I spoke the truth to you in the name of the Lord!
The world boast a lot in their knowledge; their scientific knowledge of good and evil, while religious men, just as worldly as they can be, boast so much about their knowledge of letters, the knowledge of scriptures... it is just the same thing; all is the knowledge of good and evil, be it scientific, political, commercial or religious. All those shall smoke away when he who is perfect arrives. And when he comes, he shall not ask about your knowledge, but about your fruit. Which fruit? The fruit of the Word, the Spoken Word! What is that fruit? Divine love wrapping around the Original Seed in your very heart! Short of that your cannot be perfect!
Leaving all about how you repented and turned to God, Let us go to perfection! For repentance alone is just like a man who keeps blowing his field over and again but plants nothing. Is such a man any better than one who has left his land to lie fallow, grown with all kinds of shrubs, thorns and briars? No! Never! In the harvest time, they both harvest nothing! Though it is a needful step, but if you stop their then you can never reach perfection. You must leave all those stories of how you cried, how you believed, how you received the message, how you turned away from sin; yea, how you plowed and plowed and plowed. Wonderful! But as wonderful as it is, if you proceed no more than that, then you and the man that never repented are in the same boat!
Yes, leaving all the doctrines of repentance -- how one should repent, what it means by repentance, how he must confess his sins, and so on -- leaving all that after doing it, let us go on to perfection! Perfection is beyond plowing, please!
Give ye ear, and hear my voice; hearken, and hear my speech. Doth the plowman plow all day to sow? doth he open and break the clods of his ground? When he hath made plain the face thereof, doth he not cast abroad the fitches, and scatter the cummin, and cast in the principal wheat and the appointed barley and the rie in their place? Isa 28:23-25
Forget not this, that the seed is God's Word in your day! And remember that God alone knows the Word that pertains to your day. No man knows anything about it! For it is the sower of the seed who knows which kind of seed he will sow in a particular field in a particular time. The field cannot tell! It has no knowledge about it. And you are that field!
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: Isaiah 55:8-10
Yes, God sends His Word in every season to sow it in the ground. The grounds are the hearts of men. The antichrist mimicking God, also sows his own seed of discrepancy. Then God sends rain upon the land. Every seed germinates and grows until it fruits. Every seed brings forth of its kind. If you reject God's Word for your season, then the devil sows you with his antichrist seed. Fruiting time will tell who is who.
Yea, leaving all about your faith towards God, how you believed and what you believed. How you are a believer of the message preached by Branham the Baptist; how you ditched your former denominational beliefs and welcomed the forerunners message, and how that you believe all that the tapes say... yes, leaving your boasting about such introductions to Christianity, let us go to perfection!
You boast of believing? The devil does the same thing and plus that he trembles; yet on your side you believed and did not even fear or tremble to ensure to receive the Word for your season to the end that you may bear the fruit thereof. So, the devil does a little better than you; with a lot of boasting in your mouth about "believing..,".
"I believed the prophet's message in 1972... I have gone all the way to Jeffersonville..." So what? The devil believes it to and does not just boast but trembles, unlike you!
Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. Jas 2:19 How you are got on the wrong foot by that scripture! You believe that God is one, not a trinity, and you scold denominational people who believe in a trinity of gods? So, did the Jews believe the same thing to date, but crucified the Word of life and cast it out! Be it known unto you that all your believing alone means nothing before God! It is the kind of fruit that you bear that means anything. Your belief may support the growing of tares instead of wheat, for tares also depend on faith, miracles, signs, knowledge and what have you.
Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God. Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. Rev 3:2-3
According to the above scripture, there are many things you have to do besides believing, so that you may be perfected. You must keep in memory how you receive the gospel, and be sure to keep the same diligence, the same fervent spirit, the same fire burning upon your altar, with the continual daily sacrifice of thanksgiving, the same heartfelt experience with the Word of life, the same love towards God and your neighbours. You must not forget this, for that means backsliding back into the world where you came from.
Yes, remember how you received and hold fast! For I have not found your works perfect before my God. You have not yet brought forth any fruit of the Word yet. And not only how you received the Word, but how you heard... What did you hear? The Word of God! Keep in pace with the Word! For God's Word is alive and progressive! It is never stationary or stagnant! More and more of it keeps coming. So, remember how you received the Word and heard it, that God speaks to you in present tense, not past tense. That is what you received, and that is what you heard, spoken to you by the forerunner. Don't then turn your eyes backwards into religious history, but keep growing towards perfection!
Repent! Yes, repent from your slothfulness. Repent from your lukewarm state. repent from your backslidings. Repent from your slumbering. Repent from your love of the things of the world. For you have not kept in pace with the Word in due season. Repent and turn back to watching and praying. Turn back to your first love for the Word. For without you doing that, you will wither before fruiting. Anything that withers before fruiting has miscarried. All its labour is then in vain. So, I say unto you all, wake up and repent!
Yes, leaving all about the doctrines of baptisms: many church know nothing beyond their baptism, and that is where all their faith rotates. They argue defending their baptismal doctrine. How that it must be an immersion in water. How that it must be in the name of Jesus Christ. Others argue that it should be in the titles of Father, Son and Holy Spirit... Whatever it is, you must grow beyond such childish things! For when I was a child, I spoke as a child and behaved the same way, fussing about many things which adds nothing to life, so do many religious people fuss about little childish things which adds no value to their Christianity.
Of laying on of hands for ordaining or so, some religious fellows boast so much about having walked with prophet so and so. All that is meaningless before God! It must be left behind, plus doctrines about the resurrection and the eternal judgement. Why? Fruiting is the way to perfection!
But here is the way to perfection, and may none of you fall by the wayside:
Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away. And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection. But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience. Luke 8:11-15
So many believed the message of the forerunner, but multitudes of them fall under the first three groups. Most either received the Word on the wayside and devils picked away long ago; all they are left with is a dead formality of claiming to be followers of Branham. You are called to follow Jesus, please, by the guidance of the Holy Spirit!
Others received the Word in stony grounds, and being lighthearted, rejoiced at the beginning with excitements and emotions without the true revelation of Jesus Christ, the solid rock. When trials and temptation arise, they quickly compromise with the world. They wither away and brings forth no fruit.
I am talking about you who claim to have received the Word from the forerunner. The rest of religious many never received any Word! Those thorns and briars. I am talking about those who claim to have received the Word! many have fell short of perfection, for although they have not brought forth thorns and briars, but they have withered before fruiting, so all we get from them is a dead dry husk!
Among them, we have those who received the Word of the forerunner among thorns. The thorns are the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches. So, so much believers of Branham have fallen victims of that! They care so much about their jobs, about their salaries, about their businesses, about their farms, about their education, about what they eat and drink, but care little about the Word. The fire that shall devour the thorns, shall also devour the husks! And those who received Seed in their grounds but have failed to bring forth fruit according this season, that is the very Word of God foreran by Elijah, they are unprofitable and shall be burned!
Don't forget this, that if you received the Word-Seed sown by Branham into a rich ground of faith of the love of God, you will grow to perfection to bring forth not the message of Branham, but the message of Christ at his second coming! Whatever is sown in the ground dies and rots, as the life is poured into the body. Branham was sent to sow the Word-Seed of God. He sowed it and left. As the Word grows, when it comes to fruit, it does not dig out of the ground to bring out the dead seed, but the life in it forms up into many seed, like what was sown. Perfection brings forth food in due season.
Branham's sown seed does not reproduce his message please! That is common sense! He was a forerunner of the second advent of Jesus. The Word-Seed that he sowed brings forth Jesus Christ in his second coming! And each true receiver of that message brings forth the Word of God in his second coming. Hallelujah! That Word begets children of the Word! The sons of God to be manifested! Hallelujah!
Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. 1Co 13:8-10
Know that if all your boasting is all about your knowledge of the scriptures and the message of the forerunner, then the bitter truth is that when that knowledge vanish, you will also vanish! There are two kinds of religious men: 1) Those boast in the gifts that they possess, be it singing, composing, tongues, interpretation of tongues, exercising faith for healings, miracles, and so on; be it discernment, prophesying, dreaming, seeing visions and such like. 2) Those boast in knowledge, understanding of mysteries, wisdom and such like. All these things shall vanish away! Not one stone shall be left upon another that shall not be thrown down! They fall so short of perfection that many times they are the cause of apostacy in the church. All religions on earth are hatched from such gifts. Time has come for their failure to be put on the housetop. Look at the Gentile Churches which have flourished more in knowledge or gifts of the Spirit, look at how fallen they are. How they are all in the grip of the antichrists. Therefore, be it known unto you that with all your gifts you will still pass away! You must rise above that!
That which is perfect goes beyond all that has worked among the Gentile churches, mainly gifts. These are things in part; they are partial; they hold the place until that which is perfect comes, for they cannot perfect. Perfection is beyond the gifts of knowledge, wisdom, understanding, working miracles, faith for healing, tongues and their interpretation, prophecy and seeing of visions... mostly these darken counsel with words without the truth!
Where is perfection therefore? It is in the Seed that was sown, when your reproduce it in your life, the Spoken Word and its fruit of divine love; for every seed has a fruit in which it is wrapped, so the Spoken Word also has his fruit in which it is wrapped, and that fruit is divine love. The same is the Father's love for His dear Son by which He begot him.
There it is before you! As clear as the daylights! Perfection of a crop is attained when it reproduces what went in the group, not as one but as many! Perfection in the tree is when it produces the fruits with the very seed that went into the ground!
And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good. Gen 1:12