WHAT CAUSES ONE PERSON TO BELIEVE THE MESSAGE, WHILE OTHERS CAN’T?

HOULD WE STUDY THE MESSAGE & BIBLE, OR DEPEND ON MINISTERS BECAUSE GOD ONLY REVEALS THINGS TO THEM?

HOULD WE STUDY THE MESSAGE & BIBLE, OR DEPEND ON MINISTERS BECAUSE GOD ONLY REVEALS THINGS TO THEM?

Noah’s age was SMART!  

       Maybe atomic or hydrogen power built the pyramid; something we can’t duplicate.  

       INTELLIGENCE is a mark of sin & destruction.  

       Jesus said children of the night are smarter than children of the day.  

       Follow the SMART lineage of Cain & Ham.  In CONTRAST, Seth’s lineage produced humble peasants.  

       God likens His people to lambs because they can’t find their way without a shepherd.  

       Lambs are ATTRACTED to the Shepherd’s Message.  The others RELY on their own INTELLIGENCE. 

       We’re to know just enough to live for God & DEPEND on Him for everything.  DON’T ARGUE WITH ME!  I’M JUST QUOTING WHAT HE SAID.   

       But if God spoke it, THOSE WITH “FAITH” hold on to IT & say, IT IS SO!

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PSALM 3

5▪︎ Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.  NLT 

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JOHN 10

1▪︎“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.  

2▪︎But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.  

3▪︎To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep BY  NAME and leads them out.  

4▪︎And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and THE SHEEP FOLLOW HIM, FOR THEY KNOW HIS VOICE.  

5▪︎Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for THEY DO NOT KNOW THE VOICE OF STRANGERS.”  

6▪︎Jesus used this illustration, but they did not understand the things which He spoke to them. 

Jesus the Good Shepherd 

7▪︎Then Jesus said to them again, “Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.  

8▪︎All who ever came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them.  

9▪︎I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.  

10▪︎The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. 

11▪︎“I AM THE GOOD SHEPHERD. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.  

12▪︎But a hireling, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them.  

13▪︎The hireling flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep.  

14▪︎I AM THE GOOD SHEPHERD; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own.  

15▪︎As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep.  

16▪︎And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd. 

17▪︎“Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again.  

18▪︎No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father.” 

19▪︎Therefore there was a division again among the Jews because of these sayings.  

20▪︎And many of them said, “He has a demon and is mad. Why do you listen to Him?” 

21▪︎Others said, “These are not the words of one who has a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?” 

The Shepherd Knows His Sheep 

22▪︎Now it was the Feast of Dedication in Jerusalem, and it was winter.  

23▪︎And Jesus walked in the temple, in Solomon’s porch.  

24▪︎Then the Jews surrounded Him and said to Him, “How long do You keep us in doubt? If You are the Christ, tell us plainly.” 

25▪︎Jesus answered them, “I TOLD YOU, AND YOU DO NOT BELIEVE. The works that I do in My Father’s name, they bear witness of Me.  

26▪︎But YOU DO NOT BELIEVE, BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT OF MY SHEEP, as I said to you.  

27▪︎MY SHEEP HEAR MY VOICE, and I know them, and THEY FOLLOW ME.  

28▪︎And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.  

29▪︎My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand.  

30▪︎I and My Father are one.” 

Renewed Efforts to Stone Jesus 

31▪︎Then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him.  

32▪︎Jesus answered them, “Many good works I have shown you from My Father. For which of those works do you stone Me?” 

33▪︎The Jews answered Him, saying, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, make Yourself God.” 

34▪︎Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, “You are gods” ’?  

35▪︎If He called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken),  

36▪︎do you say of Him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’?  

37▪︎If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me;  

38▪︎but if I do, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, that you may know and believe that the Father is in Me, and I in Him.”  

39▪︎Therefore they sought again to seize Him, but He escaped out of their hand.

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W M B ~ Noah, a great man of God, was very persistent in his days. He lived in a SMARTER AGE than we live in, more of a SCIENTIFIC AGE than we live in, because in them days they built a PYRAMID. We cannot build it. 

I’ve been in Egypt at the PYRAMIDS. The Sphinx, we COULDN’T REPRODUCE it if we had to. Some of them…And that pyramid is so GEOGRAPHICALLY set in the center of the earth, till there’s never a shadow around it, no matter where the sun is. See? 

And another thing, there is boulders in there, way up in the air, that we have no machinery, no GASOLINE powers that could ever lift those boulders up there. See? 

But they built it. They could achieve it. They had a—a way of doing it; maybe atomic power, or hydrogen power, or something. 

But gasoline power and electrical power, you couldn’t make machine big enough to lift it up there. So how’d they get it up there? 

And it’s so perfect masonry, till you can’t run a razor blade around the—the places where they’re setting together, hundreds and hundreds of tons. 

How did they do it? 

How did they build them? 

They could make a MUMMY, take a body and EMBALM it that still has features looking right today, after around almost four thousand years ago, still looks natural. 

A coloring that WE CAN’T DUPLICATE at all. They were SMART, INTELLIGENT. Jesus said, “As it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the coming of the Son of man.” 

Did you know INTELLIGENCE and SMARTNESS is a MARK OF SIN and destruction? 

Follow the lineage of—of Ham’s children. Look at Cain’s children. 

They all become down to the antediluvian time. They were SMART, BRIGHT, INTELLIGENT PEOPLE, and they were SCIENTISTS. They…And builders of iron, and so forth… 

But SETH’S CHILDREN were HUMBLE PEASANTS that produced a ENOCH and a NOAH. 

But these others were SCIENTIFIC MEN, EDUCATED, SMART, SHREWD. 

Didn’t Jesus say the children of the night is SMARTER than the children of the day? 

He likened his people unto LAMBS. Anybody ever herd sheep? A lamb, when he’s LOST, is TOTALLY LOST. He CAN’T FIND HIS WAY at all. He’s got to have a leader. And that’s the way we are. 

We’re not supposed to know very much, just enough to live for God. And GOD IS OUR LEADER THAT DIRECTS US. BUT WE WON’T LET HIM DO IT. 

We back off LIKE A GOAT and—and carry on. See? But we…It…them—them’s are marks. 

And the days of Noah, when Noah come out and said, “It’s going to rain.”…He preached one hundred and twenty years that water was going to fall from the skies. There’d never been any water up there (No, sir.), never been water in the skies. Could you imagine those scientists of that days? 

That didn’t meet their scientific specification. NEITHER DOES THE HOLY GHOST TODAY MEET THE SCIENTIFIC SPECIFICATION. Neither does the miracles and signs of God meet their scientific—what they think should be right…specifications, I was going to say. 

That don’t make any difference. God spoke it, and it’s so anyhow. And the faith that can lay a hold of it, holds onto it. 

Notice, Noah. I see a great scientist come out and said, 

“You know, there’s an old man up there on the hill building some kind of a thing, great big old barn of a thing up there on top of the hill. ‘Said it’s going to rain, float it away. Going to bring water down out of the skies.’” 

You go up there, say, “Noah, let me show you that you’re got a mental illusion. There’s something wrong with you. I can take my instrument here and shoot to the moon. I can take my radar…” and things that they had in them days, ’cause Jesus said, 

“As it was in the days of Noah, so will it be at the coming of the Son of man.”) 

“…and there’s no water up there. Forget it, old fellow. Go on back to your farming. Forget it. There’s no water up there. You’re pounding away in vain.” 

But Noah said, “GOD SAID IT WAS GOING TO.” 

“Well, where is God going to get (Now, listen.) anything up there, when there’s nothing up there to get it with?” 

He said, “IF GOD SAID THERE WOULD BE RAIN, HE’S ABLE TO PUT RAIN UP THERE, BECAUSE GOD SAID SO.” 

It didn’t stop him a bit. He was PERSEVERANT. He built right on on the thing, because—putting the thing together, because he was perseverant, because HE KNOWED THAT GOD SAID SO. 

And heavens and earth will pass away, but HIS WORD CAN’T. He is going to make His achievement to SAVE THOSE WHO WANTED TO BE SAVED. Sure. 

MOSES, why, he WAS A SCIENTIST. The EGYPTIAN RACE OF PEOPLE WAS THE SMARTEST PEOPLE IN ALL THE WORLD IN THEM DAYS. 

But MOSES COULD EVEN TEACH THE EGYPTIANS WISDOM. 

And HE TRIED HIS MILITARY STRATEGY TO DELIVER THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL. It wouldn’t work. He ran. When his scientific military strategy wouldn’t work, Moses run from the presence of the people that God had sent him to deliver. 

One time on the backside of the desert a bush was burning, and Moses stopped to see what it was. 

And a voice came out of there and said, “Take off your shoes, Moses, for the pla—ground where thou standest is HOLY GROUND.” 

And Moses went in before the Lord, and the Lord quoted the Scripture. “I am the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and I remember the—My promise to Abraham. And the time is nigh, and I hear the groans of them down there in Egypt, AND HAVE COME DOWN. I’M SENDING YOU down there to deliver them.” 

GOD ALWAYS WORKS THROUGH AGENTS: MEN. 

Man is God’s agent ALWAYS: not creeds, not denominations, but MAN. See? 

God never worked through machinery or never worked through denominations. They die as soon as they organize. That settles it forever. 

Tell me…I want a historian to rise up and tell me where a church ever organized that didn’t go to the dust: always. That’s exactly right. 

Every one of them, He lays them on the shelf. Every one of them are PRODUCTS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, THE FIRST ORGANIZATION. 

The late pope, the pope just now—this John XXII, I think they call him. He put a proclamation out. I guess your Canadian papers packed it. 

Said, “All the churches, come back to where the church begin at, at Rome.” 

I want any man, any historian, to show me where the church begin at Rome. THE DENOMINATION BEGIN AT ROME; BUT THE CHURCH BEGIN IN JERUSALEM ON THE DAY OF PENTECOST, is where the church did. 

If you want to go back to the beginning, I’m ready to go back with the pope to the beginning (That’s exactly right.), if you want to go back where the church began. 

But now, THE ORGANIZATION ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH is the FIRST ORGANIZED CHURCH IN THE WORLD, and she’s the MOTHER OF ALL OF IT. 

And Revelations 17 said SHE WAS A WHORE, and her DAUGHTERS WERE PROSTITUTES, harlots, and they’re ALL TO BE DESTROYED. That’s exactly right. 

Now, that’s the Word of the Lord. YOU ARGUE WITH HIM (See?), NOT ME, ’CAUSE I’M JUST QUOTING WHAT HE SAID. 

Notice, that is true. And then we hug around those things, and, why, it’s terrible.

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Perseverant

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