But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.
What Hearest Thou Elijah?
It isn’t always the noisy things that’s great things. It’s not the noisy things. A wagon can go out in the field; when it’s unloaded it’ll bump, and rattle, and make a lot of noise, can come right back over them same bumps loaded with good things, and won’t even make a squeak. Why, it’s loaded. What the church needs tonight is to be loaded, filled with the love of God.
The sun can draw a million gallons of water with less noise than we can pump a glass full out of a pump. That’s right. The–the heavens can sprinkle dew all over the earth with less noise than you can sprinkle your front lawn. Certainly. Did you ever hear the planets turning? Great things are quiet things.
Watch the Holy Spirit when It comes in tonight, how quiet It gets everything. But we’re after sensations, running after little things, failing to hear that voice.
But, the thing of it is, THE PEOPLE has GOT SO WOUND UP INTO THE WORLD, and THE WORLD IN THEM,
TILL they JUST GOT ENOUGH RELIGION to MAKE THEM MISERABLE.
NOT ENOUGH to REALLY TURN LOOSE TO GOD and GIVE YOUR WHOLE HEART TO HIM,
but ENOUGH, “Yeah, I GO TO CHURCH. Certainly, I ENJOY GOOD SINGING and CLAPPING HANDS. Yeah, I love that, see.”
But when it comes RIGHT DOWN TO PUTTING what you say YOU BELIEVE INTO PRACTICE,
and WILLING TO CONFESS THE WRONG, THEY DON’T DO IT. IT JUST ISN’T THERE. They DON’T HAVE IT.
Well, THAT’S REAL CONVICTION. That’s WHAT WE NEED. We’ve LONG LEFT THAT, a long time ago, and SWAPPED IT.
PRAYER and CONFESSION and CONVICTION,
we SWAPPED IT for EMOTION, a SHAKING, or a JERKING, or a JUMPING up-and-down.
That’s THE REASON there is NO HOLDING TIGHT, ’cause there is NOTHING TO HOLD THEM,
UNTIL you come upon THE BASIS OF GOD’S WORD, of GODLY SORROW, READY TO REPENT and MAKE ANYTHING RIGHT, and DO WHAT’S RIGHT,
READY TO LIVE RIGHT. I don’t care what the people say, or anything else, YOU LIVE FOR JESUS CHRIST and WHAT HE SAID.
Then you TAKE A CHURCH LIKE THAT, coming back, there IS A POSSIBILITY OF IT COMING.
But THEY’RE NOT WILLING TO DO IT.
Samson PRAYED RIGHT,
“Lord, let ME DIE with these Philistines.” Oh, my!
See what it’s GOING TO COST HIM?
What if God answers his prayer? “LET ME DIE.” OH! I LIKE THAT.
63-1201E - Just Once More, Lord Rev. William Marrion Branham