It’s the atmosphere that does it.
You can take a hen egg and put it in a incubator and keep the atmosphere right it’ll hatch out a chicken not an incubator. See? Because that it’s the atmosphere that counts. Put a chicken egg under a–a dog. It’ll hatch a chicken. It’s the atmosphere.
And that’s what it takes in the church today, not so much starchy creed and theology, but the Spirit of the living God pouring down upon His people to bring a spiritual atmosphere.
Not one saying, “I believe it’s this,” and another one, “I believe it’s that.” It’s hard for the Holy Spirit to work.
Do you know when the Holy Spirit first came? It was on the day of Pentecost, when they were in all in one place and one accord. And then there came from heaven a sound like a rushing mighty wind. They had to get the atmosphere right.
And that’s what we need today, brethren. We’re way behind. The church ought to be a million miles up the road.
And, “COME UP HITHER, was THE VOICE”.
And when HE OPENED HE HEARD THE TRUMPET SOUND, and
then IMMEDIATELY JOHN was IN THE SPIRIT and AS QUICK as HE GOT IN THE SPIRIT
HE BEGIN TO SEE THINGS.
YOU BEGIN to SEE THINGS WHEN YOU GET IN THE SPIRIT.
FIRST YOU GOT TO GET IN THE SPIRIT. Is that right?
Now, what if you went to a ball game, and
YOU SAY,, “I SURE LOVE BASEBALL.” Um-hum.
And you get you a front-row seat, right down in the box seat and you’re watching the Yankees or Bulldogs, ever who they are, playing. And they’re all having a big game out there.
And YOUR SIDE IS JUST ABOUT TO LOSE, and
ALL AT ONCE THE MODERN BABE RUTH WINDS UP HIS BAT LIKE THIS and says, “See way over yonder?” Got three men on base.
“WHAMMY!” And HE DRIVES HER PLUMB OUT OF SIGHT;
takes off his hat and fans hisself; walks down at the first base and looks around, all them guys; go to second base, shake hands with the second baseman; walk, WALK QUIETLY BACK RIGHT BACK HOME, bow his…
WHY, MY! MY!
THE SCREAMS, THE JUMPS, THE HOLLERS, THE SHOUTS of, HURRAHS!”
I went to a baseball game one day and seen a guy hit a home run. And this guy sitting in front of me with a straw hat,
HE GOT ALL EXCITED;
took his hat and just pulled it right down, just put him a collar around like this where the top went out.
WHY HE WAS HAVING A BIG TIME!
He was SO BESIDE HIMSELF
HE DIDN’T KNOW WHAT HE WAS DOING.
JUST KICKING and HURRAHING and HOLLERING and JUMPING.
Well, now, YOU KNOW WHAT I THINK
HE SURE LOVED BASEBALL.
He was A BASEBALL FIEND, JUST LIKE A CIGARETTE FIEND or A WHISKY FIEND.
I’M A JESUS FIEND. Yeah. I just love that. If you get to be a Jesus fiend, you see, A FIEND AFTER SOMETHING.
Then COULD YOU IMAGINE THAT GUY SAY, “Oh, sure, I’m a baseball fiend.”
And HIS SIDE ABOUT TO LOSE, and they seen him come up and WIN A GAME LIKE THAT,
he looked around and, “YEAH, SUPPOSE THAT WAS ALL RIGHT.”
UH-HUH. Say, HE “LOVES BASEBALL.”
“Oh, he’s something!”
“Why, YOU DON’T LIKE IT, DO YOU?
THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG WITH YOU!”
EVERY GOOD BASEBALL FIEND WOULD SAY,
“WHAT’S WRONG WITH THAT GUY?
SOMETHING WRONG WITH HIM.
LOOK AT HIM SIT THERE.” Huh! That’s just so…
PUT TWO AND TWO TOGETHER NOW. SEE?
YOU’RE A FIEND OF JESUS, and
YOU FEEL THE HOLY SPIRIT
SINK IN THOSE WORDS,
then SOMETHING SCREAMS OUT!
Oh, YOU GET BEYOND YOURSELF!
61-0101 – Revelation, Chapter Four #2
Rev. William Marrion Branham.