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August 2020 Newsletter: Questions & Answers


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QUESTION:

When is Holiness Given to Believers?

ANSWER:

“That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, that he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.” [Ephesians 5:26-27]

“I went to one of the great Pentecostal churches not long ago, frankly, about three months ago and was invited down. And they knowed how I preach HOLINESS. And every one of their women, pretty near, in the building wearing manicure and their men with flat top haircuts and down. And soon as the Sunday school was over, each one walking out of that building and get away from there. They knowed they'd had a skinning coming, so they just didn't stay. That's all. They wouldn't stay and take it. That didn't help none, because they're going to have to meet it at the Day of Judgment. You might as well face it right now and get it over with when there's mercy.” [60-0717 Be Not Afraid, Klamath Falls OR]

“We have been cleansed by the Blood of Jesus, and I do believe in pure, absolutely Holy Ghost religion and HOLINESS. I believe that a man cleaned up from a life of sin, quits all of his drinking, lying, stealing, and everything else. I believe he lives for God, because the Spirit in him is God's Spirit. And that Spirit leads him and guides him into righteousness and HOLINESS, that God could live in him, and will His--do His will in him. Now, there'd only one difference then would keep Jesus from being the same that walked on Galilee, as to be here with us tonight in each one of us... Now remember, the Jesus I'm talking about is the third Person, which is the Holy Spirit, which is in us, God in us.” [60-0729 What It Takes To Overcome All Unbelief: Our Faith, Yakima.WA]

“Brother, when this old heart gets right with God there, and that eagle spirit begins to move up, you climb above those things of the world. The trouble of it is, we're not attending prayer meeting, attending church, and doing what's right. We're staying home to see some movie play or something like that on our televisions, uncensored programs, some of them dirty jokes and things, they're cracking. And that's the wrong thing to put before a--a young--our young generation of people. The... Used to be it was wrong for the people, HOLINESS people, to go to movies. The devil pull one on them; he put them right in the house.” [60-0804 As The Eagle Stirreth Up Her Nest, Yakima WA]

“We never compel them women to do that. We never compel our men not to drink, not to swear. We just preach the Gospel, and lay down the pattern of the Bible. Many men that comes to the Pentecostal faith and the HOLINESS faith, come in and profess to be, when they're not in their heart; many women does the same thing. We don't tell them they have to do it; we just give them the pattern, tell them what the Bible says, and if they are born of a Heavenly Spirit, then their spirit is no more Americanized, it's no more Germanized, it's Heavenly-ized for the Kingdom of God. Because we are in another Kingdom, a Kingdom of God, where decency, HOLINESS, and power exist.” [60-0911e Five Definite Identifications Of The True Church Of The Living God, Jeffersonville IN]

“Afraid of the new birth. It only makes you a different person. If you're not a different person, then you're not converted. You might be converted into a denomination. You might be converted into a different atmosphere or something, but when you're converted to God, then you live holy. I believe in HOLINESS. I can prove to you by the Bible, and I don't care what you do; you cannot offer God a gift without holy hands, He won't receive it. The gifts in the Old Testament had to be sanctified at the altar. The priest before he could go in to offer it had to be anointed and sanctified, or the gift was refused. God will not accept the gift by unholy hands. That's right. It must come through holy hands or He won't accept it. Afraid of the new birth. What makes it? 'Cause it's kindly messy to them, but it brings forth new life. I'm so glad.” [60-1126 Why? Shreveport LA]

“God ordained it before the foundation of the world that we might be holy and without blame before Him, living in HOLINESS in the realms of purity, professing that we are pilgrims on this earth. We're strangers. We do not belong here. Our inheritance is of Above. We're looking for that City to come whose Builder and Maker is God. We hear from It daily and hourly, while the blessings of the Holy Spirit showers upon us while we're setting together teaching and praising Thee.” [60-1127m It Wasn't So From The Beginning, Shreveport LA]

“The way of God is HOLINESS. Let this be known to every member here of the Body of Christ: until you live a holy life, God refuses your sacrifice. The sacrifice must be offered with holy hands. That is right. The high priest before he could even come in to offer the sacrifice, he had to be holy, and dedicated, and anointed, and perfumed, and everything, before he could even walk in the presence of God to offer the sacrifice. Is that right? Then how can you go out here and cheat, and steal, and fuss, and fight with your neighbors, and everything else, and carry on the way you do, and then come in and say, "O Lord God! Praise Jesus! Hallelujah!"? People say, "I see them speak in tongues." That still don't mean they got the Holy Ghost. "I hear them shout." That still don't mean they got the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost is the life.” [60-1205 The Ephesian Church Age, Jeffersonville IN]

“I ask you, Christian friend, ask you, sinner friend, what if you was dying tonight, could America save you? Where will you be ten thousand years from tonight? Where will you be, maybe be in the morning? Your destination might be sealed tonight. You don't know. Let me warn you. Get right with God. Get a Spirit, get acquainted with the heavenly things of that Spirit comes down from Heaven where HOLINESS stands, where Angels of God stand, where Jesus Christ stands at the right hand of God in majesty, and glory, HOLINESS, and power of God.

Then you walk as a stranger here, because you're an alien here. You're not of this world. "Ye are not of this world, little children. Neither am I of this world. I pray for you." See, Jesus prayed for His church, that they would not be of the world. They are not of the world. I don't care; you're not American; you're not Swedish; you're not European; you're a Christian. And if you're a Christian, your Spirit is from up there; so it makes you live holy, want to be holy, want to act like Christ, act like God. Your whole desire is on Heaven and not of the world.” [61-0209 Jehovah Jireh, Long Beach CA]

"Except a man be born again, he can in no wise enter into the Kingdom." That's right. You must come. No matter how religious you are, what all you do, that has not one thing to do. That makes you a pretty good citizen, but not a citizen of that Kingdom there, maybe of this kingdom here. But the Kingdom of God is within you; you're born in the Kingdom. Kingdom comes in... The Kingdom of God is the Holy Spirit; you belong to that Kingdom. That's the reason women don't bob their hair, don't wear shorts. That's the reason men don't smoke cigarettes and things like that. They're from Above, their Spirit teaches them righteousness, HOLINESS. They don't--they don't swear. They--they don't use bad language and things. Why? They're born from Above. They are different. They're from… citizens from Above.” [61-0217 The Mark Of The Beast And The Seal Of God, Long Beach CA]

“How many women in here this morning? I say this in the Name of the Lord Jesus. How many of you are ashamed of that short hair you're wearing, want God by His grace to let it grow out for you? God bless you. How many men are ashamed that you let your wife smoke cigarettes and wear trousers that actually belong to you? And the Bible said, "It's an abomination in the sight of God." Do you know God can't change? He can't change. He has one nature; that's HOLINESS. He can't change. If you don't become like Him, you'll not see Him. "Without HOLINESS no man shall see the Lord." And if wearing slacks is--makes God sick at His stomach and vomit, He's sick, and abomination's filthiness, how are you ever got a spirit like that in you and will ever get to Heaven? How will you get to Heaven with short hair, when God said it's a shame for a woman to cut her hair? She denies the very principles of being a--a wife. God doesn't change. That's His Word, friend. You better listen. And you men that will let your wives do that, aren't you ashamed of yourself? Aren't you ashamed?” [61-1119 Perfect Strength By Perfect Weakness, Jeffersonville IN]

“Say, "I don't believe in HOLINESS." No wonder you can't. But the Bible said, without it no man shall see God. God is holy. If God lives in you, you're holy, too. And tell me you can go out on these parties and drink a little sociable drink. Why, the Pentecostals do that: go out on these parties, and take them women out there and live in these places, and go down and strip theirself off in bathing suits, and go in swimming before men, when your husbands, and brothers, and sisters and so forth, and Pentecostal people going out in bathing suits and calling yourself a member of the Bride? The Bride of Christ don't do them things.” [61-1224 Sirs, We Would See Jesus, Jeffersonville IN]

“When we begin to see the miracles and signs and wonders of God, we see the power of God come down, and then see people live different, clean up their lives. Buzz-saw tempers, high-tempered, fuss and stew, and fighting with one another, "members disorderly," that's right, all kinds of sin among us, unbelief. Somebody preach the Word of God, and say, "God said you must be born again. If you can't, you can't even get in." "I disagree with that." And say you got the Holy Spirit? The Holy Spirit won't deny His Own Word. Got to stay with that Word, 'cause He's the One Who spoke It. If I speak a word, and then deny what I said, then my word is no good. The Holy Spirit has got to keep what He said. And this Word written Here is the Word of the Holy Spirit. I believe it. That's right. Now we find out that God... Need, we need more HOLINESS. We need to be cleaned up, our churches.” [62-0117 Presuming, Phoenix AZ]

“We're just presuming it. See? We just taking it, "Well, yes, sir, I believe. I spoke with tongues one day. I believe I received it, Brother Branham. I--I believe that's right." And acting the way you act? Doing the things that you do? Associating with the world? Watching television on Wednesday night instead of going to prayer meeting? All of these things, love them, "We Love Sucy," and all them other things, better than you love the Bible? Read magazines before? Pentecostal people read magazines before? Cause, the rest the women acts like that, you have to do it, too? Doing all these kind of things, and then you're just presuming. "He that loves the world, or the things of the world, the love of God is not even in him." That's right. It's the truth. Getting to a place where it's all show. It's all just a show, instead of old-fashion HOLINESS, instead of getting back to God. You see the pictures today of advertisement, and evangelists going out, and real pretty, curly hair. I'd like to have some. That's true. But you notice them. They'll take their picture, though, they hold--they hold their head down sideways, to show that real pretty, curly hair, advertising out yonder, and stuff like that.” [62-0117 Presuming, Phoenix AZ]

“May the church return, in whole. May this be a time of searching, in Phoenix. May the churches be stirred to HOLINESS, Lord. And may there be such a moving, to see that, the great moves that You start up, and--and the power of God begins to flow among the people. And then worldly and indifference, and impersonations, and--and carnal comparisons, and--and worldliness creeps into the church, just exactly like it was our text tonight. They did run well. They come out of Egypt, under the circumcision, and in the blood of the lamb, and--and they were doing fine. But when they come up there to another part of Your Word, and then doubted it, right there they stood, and they lost the battle. And, Father, we pray that that'll never happen to Your Church in this last days. God, don't let the battle let us be defeated. Let us lay all the Achans out, and the--the wedges out of the camp, and--and come back to the Word, and come back to HOLINESS, and come back to righteousness, and living for God in the power of the Holy Spirit. Grant it, Lord.” [62-0117 Presuming, Phoenix AZ]

Bible References: Ephesians 5:26-27

 [Answer provided by Bro. Ken Andes, Minister, Lynden, Washington, USA]

 

LWB is dedicated to all who are looking for the appearing of the Lord Jesus Christ; to you we owe credit for the materials used herein."Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching."[Heb 10:25]."So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase."[I Cor 3:7]
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