GOSPEL FOR TODAY

GOSPEL FOR TODAY

ANCHOR QUOTE : " Your creativity is what makes you to stand out in midst of the crowd " - Osunsakin Adewale

GOD'S WILL:
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God : Romans 8:14 : One of the greatest desires of all serious Christians is to know the will of God. We often come to the crossroads and ask, "Which way is best?" If you take the wrong road, the implications may be devastating. If you marry the wrong person, the consequences may be terrible. If you join the wrong church, the consequences may be eternal. Many times when we take decisions, we are unable to retrace our steps. In other words, many decisions are irreversible. Because of this, we need to know the will of God so that we can be guided along every step of the way. Unbelievers consult soothsayers, astrologers and fortune tellers. They put their trust in false prophets and occult power. They also see the need to know what to do next. You will notice however, that none of these things have taken them very far.As Christians, we do not need to consult satanic powers to know the future. God has graciously given us the Holy Spirit to guide us. Being led by the Spirit of God is a sign that you are a true Christian. In the Old Testament, only the prophet seemed to know the will of God. You see, the Holy Spirit was not given to everyone at that time. We are living in a blessed dispensation. We all have the Holy Spirit in us and can be led by the Spirit of God. It is possible for us to know the will of God.

Have a wonderful week future. God has graciously given us the Holy Spirit to guide us. Being led by the Spirit of God is a sign that you are a true Christian. In the Old Testament, only the prophet seemed to know the will of God. You see, the Holy Spirit was not given to everyone at that time. We are living in a blessed dispensation. We all have the Holy Spirit in us and can be led by the Spirit of God. It is possible for us to know the will of God.Attitude Toward an Unbelieving Companion : If the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such  cases: but God hath called us to peace. 1Corinthians-7:15 God's Claims to Come First.-- … I was then shown Brother T’s daughter-in-law. She is beloved of God, but held in servile bondage, fearing, trembling, desponding, doubting, and very nervous. This sister should not feel that she must yield her will to a godless youth who has less years upon his head than herself. She should remember that her marriage does not destroy her individuality. Christ has bought her with His own blood. She is not her own. She fails to put her entire trust in God and submits to yield her convictions, her conscience, to an overbearing, tyrannical man, fired up by Satan whenever his satanic majesty can work effectually through him to intimidate this trembling, shrinking soul. She has so many times been thrown into agitation that her nervous system is shattered, and she is merely a wreck. Is it the will of the Lord that this sister should be in this state and God be robbed of her service? No. Her marriage was a deception of the devil. Yet now she should make the best of it, treat her husband with tenderness, and make him as happy as she can without violating her conscience; for if he remains in his rebellion, this world is all the heaven he will have. But to deprive herself of the privilege of meetings, to gratify an overbearing husband possessing the spirit of the dragon, is not according to God's will. "And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come." The sin of this man was not in marrying, but in marrying one who divorced his mind from the higher and more important interests of life. Never should a man allow wife and home to draw his thoughts away from Christ. Better Save Part Than Lose All.--Brother K, you have had many discouragements; but you must be earnest, firm, and decided to do your duty in your family, and take them with you. You should spare no effort to prevail upon them to accompany you on your heavenward journey. But if the mother and the children do not choose to accompany you, … you must go forward even if you go alone. You must live in the fear of God. You must improve your opportunities of attending the meetings and gaining all the spiritual strength you can, for you will need it in the days to come. If you meet with loss, you should not be discouraged; and if you can save only a part of your family, it is much better than to lose all.

 AS YOU HAVE RECEIVED HIM, WALK IN HIM
COLOSSIANS 2:6,7 : As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: 7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.The Christian's life is Christ, and Christ in us is the hope of glory. Having received Christ, we received the full content of God and have been ushered into a realm of bliss, the Holy Spirit having applied all that Christ attained to and in us for our enjoyment. When men contract a particular disease causing organism, their systems and bodies function in response to changes effected by the organism. In the same manner, a good soil having received a viable seed could only produce fruits of that seed. Having received Christ, what manner of lives ought we live. Your living and walk must reveal the fullness of the riches of Christ. The Spirit of Christ in and at work in you is in all glory, love, joy, peace, wisdom and all you could ever think or imagine.

Having received Him, we minister Him to the world. We must present the full package of His riches to our world; in righteousness, in love, in holiness, in life, in power and much more. Our living must minister Christ. Sin and death is not accommodated in our presence because we minister Christ. As you have received Him, walk in Him.DECLARATION: Christ in me is the hope of glory. As I have received Him, I walk in Him, I progress in Him, I talk in Him, and I minister Him. Thank you Lord Holy Spirit for bringing me into His riches and glory. Glory to the Lord God Jesus. And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus (2Timothy 3:15).bGod’s Word is what you need for your spiritual growth and development. It’s what you need for a balanced life of continual victory and success that you’ve received in Christ. This is so because you were created by theWord of God, which means the Word of God is your life; it’s your source, and every living thing must be connected to its source to survive. Man’s body was made from the dust of the ground, so man has to feed on what’s cultivated from the ground to survive. Man, however, is a spirit, and the spirit of man wasn’t made from the dust of the ground; the spirit of man came from God’s Spirit, and was created with the Word of God. You, therefore, must continually feed on God’s Word to live triumphantly in life. Acts 20:32 says, _“And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.” It’s important to note here that the scripture wasn’treferring to everyone in the world, but to God’s children. The Apostle Paul says the Word is able to build you up, because that’s where you came from; that’s your origin; you’re born of the incorruptible seed of the Word; therefore, you must remain connected to the Word to live your best. Through the Word, you condition your life for victoryevery day, such that no matter the circumstances you find yourself in, you’re always triumphant. 2 Corinthians 2:14 says, _“Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.” Dear Father, I thank you for my origin in you; I’m born of the incorruptible Word of God; therefore, I’m immune to the corrupting influences of my world, and I’m indestructible.The Word of God is working in me, producing in and through me, the result of its message, in Jesus Name. 1 Peter 1:23 KJV: Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. Luke 4:4 KJV : And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.


NO ROOM FOR BOASTING :
Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts. Isaiah 6:5. Those who experience the sanctification of the Bible will manifest a spirit of humility. Like Moses, they have had a view of the awful majesty of holiness, and they see their own unworthiness in contrast with the purity and exalted perfection of the Infinite One.

The prophet Daniel was an example of true sanctification. His long life was filled up with noble service for his Master. He was a man "greatly beloved" (Daniel 10:11) of Heaven. Yet instead of claiming to be pure and holy, this honored prophet identified himself with the really sinful of Israel as he pleaded before God in behalf of his people: "We do not present our supplications before thee for our righteousness, but for thy great mercies." "We have sinned, we have done wickedly." He declares: "I was speaking, and praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people. . . . "(Daniel 9:18, 15, 20).    When Job heard the voice of the Lord out of the whirlwind, he exclaimed: "I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes" (Job 42:6). It was when Isaiah saw the glory of the Lord, and heard the cherubim crying, "Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts," that he cried out, "Woe is me! for I am undone" (Isaiah 6:3, 5). Paul, after he was caught up into the third heaven and heard things which it was not possible for a man to utter, speaks of himself as "less than the least of all saints" (2 Corinthians 12:2-4, margin; Ephesians 3:8). It was the beloved John, who leaned on Jesus' breast and beheld His glory, that fell as one dead before the feet of the angel (Revelation 1:17).  There can be no self-exaltation, no boastful claim to freedom from sin, on the part of those who walk in the shadow of Calvary's cross. They feel that it was their sin which caused the agony that broke the heart of the Son of God, and this thought will lead them to self-abasement. Those who live nearest to Jesus discern most clearly the frailty and sinfulness of humanity, and their only hope is in the merit of a crucified and risen Saviour. “And Jonathan said to David, Go in peace, forasmuch as we have sworn both of us in the name of the LORD, saying, The LORD be between me and thee, and between my seed and thy seed for ever. And he arose and departed: and Jonathan went into the city” (1 SAMUEL 20:42). Charles R. Swindoll, a notable American preacher and writer, said, “I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let’s face it, friends make life a lot more fun.” Swindoll is right. A little trip down memory lane will show you how good friends have amazingly responded when you needed them most. They provided a shoulder to lean on and opened doors you were too weak to open yourself. The Bible passage today, centres on the story of two loving and devoted friends: David and Jonathan. It was a painful story of their separation at a critical time in their young lives. Jonathan had just discovered the seriousness of the hatred that his father had for David. Saul wanted David dead by all means and Jonathan wanted his friend alive. He had to make a choice between listening to his father’s murderous demand and allowing his friend to escape. He chose the latter. Consequent upon this decision, David went into hiding while Jonathan returned to the royal court.

TRUE FRIENDSHIP:
The friendship between David and Jonathan is an instructive lesson for all. In spite of the wide difference in their social status, Jonathan went all out to support his friend. Jonathan wanted the will of God to come to pass in the life of David and he cooperated radiantly with him. He did not mind his father’s reaction even when he knew that David’s enthronement would jeopardise his chances of becoming a king in Israel.

Unlike Joseph’s brothers who wanted to truncate Joseph’s dreams, we must cooperate with our brothers, sisters and neighbours to actualise their God-given dreams. That is how to be a good friend. We must love our neighbours as ourselves; do good to them that despise us and be perfect as our Heavenly Father is perfect. The beauty of it all is that when you become a good friend to someone, you are likely going to find a good friend waiting for you too in your time of need.

WORD FOR THOUGHT:  He who labours to be good to others will equally attract good unto himself.

SUPERNATURAL SIGN IN THE SKY
All down through human history God has use "SIGNS" in his dealings with man. At no time has God ever given a "sign" just for the sake of giving a sign. There has always been, and always will be a "Divine Motive" and a "Divine Objective" behind EVERY SIGN that God sends. No "sign" points to itself - it's designed to forward the beholder on further up the road, or to draw your attention to something else other than itself. All Bible readers are aware of the many times wherein God has used "signs" to get the attention of the people when He had some important Message for them. In Exodus 4:8 the Prophet, Moses was given "Two Signs". The Prophets themselves became "Signs", pointing the People to the "WORD For Their Day". The Pillar of Fire by night and the Pillar of CLOUD by day were "signs" of the Presence of God WITH the People of Israel in the Wilderness. In Exodus 31:17 we find that the keeping of the Saturday Sabbath became a "sign" of the covenant between 'God' and the 'children of Israel'.

The Scriptures prophecy of "signs" in the Heavens above and in the earth beneath, pointing to the Second Coming of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus rebuked the Pharisees for not recognizing "in THEIR DAY" the "signs of the times". They MISSED the First Coming of The Lord Jesus Christ BECAUSE they FAILED to rightly discern the "SIGNS" of "The TIMES" in which they lived.BThis Age in which we NOW live is NO EXCEPTION to the rule. TRUE to HIS own Pattern, God Prophesied of "Signs" to come in the last days Pointing to the Second Coming of our Lord Jesus. The MESSAGE which followed that 'sign' would ANNOUNCE to the Believers, "Behold The Bridegroom Cometh." On February 28, 1963, shortly before the sun set in the Western skies of Arizona, a "SIGN" appeared in the heavens. A strikingly Beautiful, YET MYSTERIOUS CLOUD swept Northward across the State. Startled by it's strange shape many people took pictures of it. Alerted to it's presence, scientists began to study the Cloud. They issued a public call for copies of the pictures taken. Eighty-five different photographs of this cloud, taken from 35 different positions were received.

After all their scientific data had been collected and studied, the CLOUD remained a MYSTERY. They calculated the CLOUD to be about 50 miles long, 30 miles wide and 26 miles high. Scientists stated that at 26 miles high it is impossible for a cloud to form because it is outside the earth's atmosphere. Careful investigation proved that there were no rockets, high flying aircraft or space equipment operating in the area at that time, to form such a Cloud. This photograph appeared on the cover of "Science Magazine", 19th April 1963, in "Life Magazine", 17th May 1963, and in the "London Observer". The" Encyclopedia Britannica" also recorded details of this cloud in their 1965 year book. The reason for the interest was that the massive cloud hung in a blue sky at a high altitude in which no moisture exists to form a cloud. No feasible explanation was ever offered by scientific enquiries. To this day "That Cloud" remains a mystery to ALL except those who Believe WHAT God has done in these last days.

THE ONLY EXPLANATION FOR THE CLOUD: According to Scripture, as recorded in Malachi 4:5-6; Luke 17:30 and Revelation 10:7, God promised that in the last days before the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ for the Church, He would send a Prophet to restore the hearts of His children back to the fullness of His Word. Thus preparing them for the Resurrection and Rapture of the Bride of Christ. By "The WORD" and by "Signs and Wonders", even by the manifestation of the "Messiah Sign", William Marrion Branham has been vindicated to be that Prophet. Like John the Baptist, forerunning the FIRST COMING of the Lord Jesus, William M. Branham came in the Spirit and power of Elijah, as promised in the above Scriptures to forerun the SECOND COMING. Through this Prophet's ministry God confirmed HIS WORD for THIS DAY.

About two months before the formation of The Cloud above Sunset Mountain, in Arizona, God called His Prophet aside on the morning of December 22nd. 1962 and showed him a Vision of Seven Mighty Angels coming from eternity to Commission him for the Opening of The Seven Seals of Revelation, chapters 5 to 8, and 10:1-7. The unveiling of the Mystery of the Seven Seals is of vital importance to every believer who awaits the Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ and the Resurrection and Rapture which accompany that Coming. During the first week of January 1963 Brother Branham, following the instructions given by God, through Another Vision arrived in Tucson, Arizona with his family. In that same month, at a Convention held in Phoenix, he related the details of "The Vision Of The Coming Of The Seven Angels" and told the people present that they were to watch because something was going to happen.

And on February 28, 1963 it happened - about 40 miles north west of  Tucson - when Seven Mighty Angels came from the heavens at the speed of light. Brother Branham said the 'sound' was like the sound of a jet breaking through the sound barrier. He was caught up into the midst of these Seven Angels. When counting from left to right, it was the Seventh Angel who spoke saying: "Return to Jeffersonville! The Seven Seals of the Seven Mysteries will be Opened. One by one WE will bring the Message." Once again, an Angel from the Presence of God had come to Commission the Prophet to move forward into another phase of the End-Time Ministry. The Scientists and the World in general saw only a Mysterious Cloud, but the Prophet and the Bride saw a Cloud of Seven Angels, holding the Mystery of the Seven Seals, revealing Jesus Christ, the Heavenly Bridegroom to His earthly Bride. But before we close this page let's consider one more aspect of the Cloud of Angels. Let's look carefully at the shape of the Cloud formed by the Appearance of the Angels as they descended.

One day while looking at the picture of the "Cloud Of Angels", the Voice instructed Brother Branham to turn the picture clockwise to the right. It was then that he noticed the appearance of the head of Christ as depicted in Hoffman's "Christ at 33" - But there was 'one' difference - the color of His hair. In the supernatural picture of the Cloud, His hair is as white as snow, fulfilling exactly Revelation 1:14... 14. His head and his hair were WHITE like wool, as white as snow;..."

John's Revelation of Jesus as depicted in Revelation Chapter one is that of a Judge. The White hair representing Supreme Authority and the golden girdle around the breasts indicates a judge, not a priest. The CLOUD is a true 'sign' and 'identification' of the End Time, 'vindicating' the End Time Prophet, the End Time Message, and "The Day Of Vengeance Of Our God". The original photographs and the glossy prints of The Cloud of Angels reveal the full face of the Lord Jesus Christ as the picture is viewed from the side (right photo). It should cause us, who desire to be found in the perfect will of the Lord, to ask God to reveal to us, by His Holy Spirit, the Truth of this supernatural cloud to our hearts. If the Lord has sent His Prophet, it is absolutely necessary for every child of God to be walking in the Light (Word) sent to us through that Prophet.

Denominational, inter-denominational and non-denominational teaching may be opposed to such truths but God is not bound by the doctrines of men. His Word HAS come to pass exactly as recorded in the Word of God; It is absolutely necessary for us to receive whom God has sent. The Bible tells us... "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and he that receiveth me receiveth Him that sent Me." (John 13:20) If we have been 'Truly' filled with the Holy Ghost or seek such an experience, then God will surely cause us to receive what He has done. This article is not designed to persuade or to cause anyone to believe because of a photo, even though it be supernatural. It is our desire that the Revelation of these things might cause you to turn to the Word of God with an honest heart, and let Him confirm to you the truth of His Word FOR THIS HOUR; Receive him whom He has sent, receive His Message and let It prepare you for the Second Coming of Our Lord, the Resurrection of the dead and the Rapture of the Living Saints. Please consider what the Lord Jesus Christ Himself said in Matthew 24:44, "Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as you think not the Son of man cometh."
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