By the revelation of the Word, God’s Word before It was even written, “Abel by faith offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than that of Cain, which testified that he was righteous,” the Word reflecting Itself through him, by his offering.
Oh, Cain went and got fruits of the field, he thought that Eve eats an apple. Most of the theological seminaries have changed that now to an apricot. It was adultery. And anybody knows that that knows the Bible. Sure, it was.
Notice, the serpent’s seed was produced by the first Eve’s getting away from the Word.
The second Eve did the same thing at Nicaea, Rome. And what has she got? A bunch of denominational children. That’s right. Oh, morally good; sure, fine. But what about it? Dead, through their creeds.
In the 1st chapter of Saint John, we find HE was CHOOSING HIS DISCIPLES.
And we find that there was ONE CHOSEN by the name of Philip. And Philip, AFTER he GOT CONVERTED, was ALL ENTHUSED.
And ANY MAN, when HE FINDS JESUS and GETS SAVED, there is AN ENTHUSIASM.
Oh, I WISH I COULD GET THAT TO MANY GREAT MEN LIKE Jack Shuler and Billy Graham, and THOSE GREAT EVANGELISTS who GOD’S USING.
The PEOPLE who PROFESS TO COME are TOO STARCHY; they seem to just say, “Well, yes, I believe.”
And that is AN INTELLECUAL CONCEPTION. But that WON’T WORK.
You’ve GOT TO BE BORNED AGAIN.
And when YOU’RE BORN, there’s AN ENTHUSIASM RISES WITH THAT BIRTH,
and SETS THE SOUL AFIRE and takes ALL THE DIFFERENCES AWAY, and THE ISMS,
and comes STRAIGHT to Calvary and RECOGNIZES CHRIST,
with A BURNING LOVE and ZEAL for THE LOST and FALLEN WORLD.
21 When a man is CONVERTED, HIS EYES are SET TOWARDS CALVARY.
If he’s JUST A LITTLE BIT NERVOUS, if you DON’T WATCH HIM, he will GO OVER ON THE FANATIC SIDE. If he’s JUST A LITTLE SCHOLARLY, he will GO OVER ON THE STARCHY SIDE.
But RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD is the SANE, SENSIBLE, BORNED AGAIN, SPIRIT LED, ENDOWED CHURCH OF THE LIVING GOD, going STRAIGHT DOWN the road TO CHRIST.
That’s THE REAL COMING from BOTH THE SIDES.
One went one way, and one went the other, SHOWS FANATICISM or EITHER SCHOLARLY and TOO STIFF TO BOW.
They KNOW MORE ABOUT THE WORD than THEY KNOW ABOUT THE AUTHOR.
To KNOW THE WORD’S NOT LIFE, but TO KNOW HIM IS LIFE: TO KNOW HIM.
You DON’T have to be A SCHOLAR; you have to be A SUBMITTED PERSON.
And when YOU SUBMIT YOURSELF TO CHRIST, Christ IS OBLIGATED to FILL that VACANCY that YOU’VE POURED OUT on THE ALTAR TO HIM. He’s OBLIGATED to HIS WORD TO DO IT, and HE WILL NOT FAIL YOU.
22 And when Philip was CONVERTED, IMMEDIATELY he could NOT REST TILL he FOUND HIS FRIEND.
57-0516 - We Would See Jesus Rev. William Marrion Branham