And I believe it was David, said, “I would rather be a doormat at the house of the Lord than to dwell in tents with the wicked.” You see, no matter what it is, “take my place.”
Sometimes you have to separate from everything that’s dear on earth, to you, to take your position that God has called you to. I’m sure you can read between the lines, what I’m saying. See? Sometimes the very dearest person on earth, you have to shake hands with them; and take your position in Christ, to where God has called you. See? But what is God doing? Transforming you from what you was.
Maybe a daughter or a son, or whatever it is, from a lovely family sometimes, He places you somewhere else. Because, it’s His way of doing it, see, by the renewing of your mind, to obey the Word of God, regardless of what the price is. See? These things don’t come…It didn’t call…
Our redemption wasn’t a cheap thing, it was the Son of God had to die for us. See? It isn’t…Things of value come of great price.
And we have to get the seasons where it’s not raining and pouring down rain. And THOSE POOR PEOPLE SET OUT THERE …I’VE SEEN WOMEN set out there with their hair just stringing down, fine-dressed people, and just—JUST SET IN THAT RAIN ALL DAY LONG. Just set there, and IT JUST POURING, and THUNDERING, and LIGHTNING, and STORMS BLOW, and them just weaving back and forth against one another like that, setting right there, WAIT TILL YOU COME TO PRAY FOR THEM. See? Now, YOU KNOW GOD HONORS FAITH LIKE THAT. HE DOES.
7 YOU’VE GOT TO DO SOMETHING FOR GOD TO HONOR. You see? YOU SHOW HIM. The PEOPLE THAT’S GOT EVERYTHING HANDED TO THEM SO EASY, that’s got EVERYTHING HANDED TO THEM SO EASY, they don’t usually…THEY DON’T DO NOTHING FOR IT, you see. You got to…THE GIFT IS FREE, THAT IS TRUE, but you’ve-you’ve got to…
8 It seems like that, you know, LIKE THEY SAY, “IF YOU WAS BORN WITH A SILVER SPOON,” you’ve heard that, “YOU DON’T APPRECIATE.” But when YOU HAVE TO WORK FOR IT, YOU APPRECIATE THE VALUATION OF IT.
63-0901E – Desperations
Rev. William Marrion Branham