He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.
Thirsting For Life
I’ve often said if I can be a young man of twenty-five years old, if God would appear on the platform tonight, and say, “I will turn you to twenty-five years of age. There you’ll remain for a million years, and I’ll make you the king over all the universe.
Everything will be at your command. Or I’ll give you a hundred years of misery and woe, and trouble, and sorrow, but at the end of that hundred years, I’ll give you Eternal Life. But the end of the million years, you are lost.”
Oh, I’d say, “Lord God, I don’t have to wait any longer to make my choice. Let me have the hundred years of misery and woe, any kind of a death that you choose for me to die, only, Lord, give me Eternal Life. For though I own the whole world and was king for a million years, at the end of that million years, I become a hell-bound creature for eternity. But no matter how bad my lot is here, at the end of my life, if I’ve got Eternal Life, I live on in the blessed Presence of God forever and forever.”
(Brother BRANHAM SPEAKING HERE WHEN THE VIPER BIT THE APOSTLE PAUL).
Now, THE VERY HOLY SPIRIT that MADE THE HEAVENS and EARTH had that MAN SO CHARGED WITH HIS POWER TILL THAT DEATH, that FANG of THAT SERPENT WOULDN’T EVEN GO INTO HIS BODY, because HIS WHOLE BODY was FULL OF SPIRIT as SAME as IT ‘S FULL OF BLOOD. See? And… Is that right?
And every little cell of blood is a life, and THERE YOU ARE ALL CHARGED, FULL OF THE HOLY GHOST.
Why, certainly, THEY WALKED ON WATER. THEY DONE GREAT MIRACLES and so forth. WHY?
THEY WERE SO PERFECTLY IN HARMONY WITH GOD, that FIRST CHURCH.
And CHRISTIAN FRIEND, UNTIL WE CAN GET BACK TO THAT.……….
WE CAN’T ARGUE and QUARREL and FUSS with DENOMINATIONS and
EVER GET TO IT.
DENOMINATIONS WON’T BRING US TO IT.
IT’S A PERFECT LOVE and CONFIDENCE IN GOD,
JUST WHAT BRINGS IT. See?
And WE MAY SHOUT; WE MAY SPEAK WITH TONGUES.
WE MAY BE GREAT TEACHERS OF THEOLOGY, WE MAY HAVE D.D.’S HANGING ON US,
but IT’LL NEVER WORK UNTIL, THAT, THIS, and THIS COMES IN HARMONY.
53-1212 – The Inside Man
Rev. William Marrion Branham