The churches today, many of them, are looking for mixers. Somebody who can mix and maybe do a little of this and that, and little recreation, and golfing, and maybe a few parties and so forth.
Now, the world is looking for good mixers, but God’s looking for separators, for those who will separate themselves. “Come out from among them, My people, that ye be not partakers of their sins.” Separate…
In Egypt, when the lamb was offered, God made a difference. He separated the—the Israelites from the—from the Gentiles and made a difference in them. And God’s people is a separated people, a holy nation, a peculiar people, odd, strange-acting.
So the world will never understand you. So just don’t think about the world; think about God. That’s the main thing.
And THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST, when I WAS A SINNER, was KEEPING GOD’S WRATH OFF OF ME, ACTING like that, as A BUMPER of the car. I said, “LORD, FORGIVE ME. FORGIVE ME, LORD, I DIDN’T MEAN TO DO THAT.”
Which, bumping like that, HE REACHED DOWN, took HIS HAND to His side, WROTE DOWN WITH BLOOD: “PARDONED!” Just CLOSED UP THE BOOK, put it back behind Him, like that, and HE LOOKED ME RIGHT STRAIGHT IN THE FACE.
HE SAID, “Now, I FORGIVE YOU, BUT YOU’RE CONDEMNING HER.”
I SAID, “GOD, BE MERCIFUL TO ME. I DON’T CONDEMN HER. I WON’T CONDEMN HER, LORD, NO MORE.”
There it is. IT’S-A LOVE THE WORLD’S DYING FOR. I’m not condemning your church, brother.
66 I WENT OVER TO HER, and I set down AFTER THE VISION WAS OVER. The men had got up, and went out to the restroom or somewhere. And I said, “Lady?”
She said, “Hello there, honey.” She started to put her arm around me.
I said, “Just a minute, lady.” I took her by the hand. I said, “Are you a mother?”
She said, “Oh, yes. How did you know?”
I said, “I want to ask you something.” I said, “I’m Reverend Branham. Did you ever hear?”
“Oh,” she said, “The man that’s down here in this arena. Yeah.” Said, “I’m glad to know you.”
And I said, “Were you ever a Christian?” And I SEEN HER EYES COLORING, IN A FEW MOMENTS SHE WAS CRYING.
She said, “Yes, I was, Yes, I was, I was raised a Christian.” SHE SAID, “But I TOOK THE WRONG ROAD BECAUSE OF AN ILL TREATED BY HER HUSBAND.” Said, “I took a road. I got daughters in the world today.”
And went ahead, begin to talk, I SAID, “LADY, JESUS STILL LOVES YOU.” I told her the vision.
She SAID, “DO YOU MEAN THAT HE WOULD TAKE ME NOW?”
I SAID, “JUST THE WAY YOU ARE, HE WANTS YOU RIGHT NOW” And there, by the side of that booth, amongst all those people, we broke up that slot machine gang and TURNED IT INTO A PRAYER MEETING, and THE WOMAN GOT GLORIOUSLY SAVED there.
WHAT IF I’D have WALKED AWAY CONDEMNING HER? Brother, it’s NOT A CONDEMNATION that’s BRINGING THEM INTO THE FOLD OF THE LIVING GOD. And may, IF THERE’S A PERSON here today, that’s OUT OF GOD’S KINGDOM, may you come, WHILE WE PRAY.
54-0829A – I Will Restore, Saith The Lord
Rev. William Marrion Branham