And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
Trying To Do God A Service Without Being The Will Of God
This was Moses speaking to Israel, after he had been vindicated by God, by a Pillar of Fire, and knew he was proven to be God’s servant to lead them out. And before they went into the land, before they entered, Moses said, “Now, the words that I have spoken to you, I call heaven and earth to witness against you. If you add one thing to It or take one Word from It, you’ll not stay in the land where the Lord God gives you.”
So say I, in the Name of Jesus Christ! Don’t you add one thing?
Don’t take, put your own ideas in It. You just say what is said on those tapes. You just do exactly what the Lord God has commanded to do. Don’t add to It.
He has ever, keeps His promise to us. Every promise that He has made, He’s kept it. Has He told you what would happen, and did it happen? I bring heavens and earth before you today, in a challenge. Has God ever said anything that He has not fulfilled and done exactly what He said He would do for us? Hasn’t He done it just the way He said He would do it? That’s exactly. So will He continue to do it. Just don’t add to It. Don’t take from It. Just believe It and walk humble before the Lord your God..
68 A little woman that’s sitting present now, SHE HAS BEEN AT THIS ALTAR, TIME after TIME after TIME. A GOOD WOMAN, but she started smoking, a long time ago. And she JUST COULDN’T OVERCOME IT. And she had come up, and I would pray with her, and seem like she just couldn’t overcome it. And the—the first thing you know, I TOLD HER HERE, I said, “There WILL BE DANGER down the road.”
69 She said, “Brother Branham, I have CRIED, I have BEGGED.” You see, JUST EMOTIONAL, FIGHTING THE AIR, that WON’T do any good.
70 And I’D GET DOWN and PRAY WITH HER, and LAY HANDS ON HER, and she’d go back. And—and A FEW DAYS, I’d meet her again, just knock you down with cigarette smoke, hands still brown.
71 And one night, down yonder, she went to a doctor. Begin to get SICK and WITHER AWAY, till just a LITTLE SPINDLY THING. And the doctor looked into her, and he said, “CANCER! Smoking cigarettes!” There she was, LAYING THERE TO DIE, THEN SHE DOWN TO BUSINESS. See? A drowning man will reach for a straw. LONG AS you can walk out of this church tonight, know you can go join the Methodist or Baptist. AS LONG as you can sit in here and say, “Now I’ll just…I’M A GOOD PERSON. There’s NOTHING WRONG WITH ME.” Yeah, you can’t do nothing with you. That’s right.
72 BUT WHEN YOU SEE YOUR SINS AS GOD SEES THEM, in the light of His Bible; WHEN YOU SEE, YOU’LL REPENT or PERISH. Something will take place. YOU’LL GET TO BUSINESS.
73 Walk out of here, and a smothering around your heart. The doctor back there will maybe raise up, and come up, look, say, “It’s a heart attack.” YOU’LL GET TO BUSINESS.
74 THAT’S WHEN SHE HAD TO GET TO BUSINESS. And the woman is sitting, looking at me now.
75 And Brother Roberson is back there, and Mr. Wood here, Brother Wood sitting here somewhere, and I, were going down hunting, I believe, somewhere, in the truck. And the Holy Spirit seemed to move us to go way up through the knobs, to where she was. And when I got there, she had had a dream. And when the Holy Spirit came into the room, and SHE GOT DOWN TO REAL BUSINESS, SHE NEVER SMOKED A CIGARETTE FROM THEN ON. And she has gained many pounds of weight, and THEY CAN’T FIND A TRACE OF THE CANCER.
76 WHAT IS IT? IT’S FAITH THAT OVERCOMES’S. WHY DIDN’T IT OVERCOME WHEN I WAS PRAYING for her here? She was JUST FLUTTERING AROUND. But when the doctor says, “YOU GOT CANCER and GOING TO DIE,” SHE GOT TO BUSINESS. THAT’S THE WAY IT HAS TO GET, WHEN YOU GET TO BUSINESS. WHY wait that long? WHY not get down to business NOW? Put your faith in God. What if the woman HAD HER FAITH IN ME? IT’D A FAILED, ’cause I’m a man. But when SHE CHANGED HER FAITH, NOT IN THE BRANHAM TABERNACLE or IN WILLIAM BRANHAM, or IN ANYONE ELSE, but PLACED HER FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST, then SHE GOT FAITH. She RAISED UP ABOVE ALL THE FEARS and DOUBTS, and GOD HEALED HER. And, oh, she overcome. Faith is the victory that overcomes.
I’ve often wondered, what does Christians want to flustrate themselves with them things anyhow? Men and women comes to me, MANY TIMES, and says, in their confessions and so forth, when I have those private interviews, and they, we meet them, move, MAKE CONFESSIONS of LIVING IMMORAL and all—all kinds.
CAUSE, THEY CAN’T DENY IT; THE HOLY SPIRIT IS RIGHT THERE. IF THEY TRY TO COVER UP, IT BRINGS IT RIGHT OUT FOR THEM. So THEY MIGHT AS WELL TELL IT. If they try to get out, THE HOLY SPIRIT STOPS THEM, said, “Just a minute, here’s a certain-certain thing.” So when they come, they begin to tell me about the little things of the world. And I NOTCE IT AMONGST BELIEVERS. You’re going somewhere. What you drifting for? GET SOME AMBITION ABOUT YOU. SET YOUR GOAL ON CHRIST, and QUIT TALLYING WITH THE WORLD.
58-1004 – Faith Is Our Victory
Rev. William Marrion Branham