Month: June 2010

Two Inspirations

At the beginning of the message today, Bro. Caleb shared this quote with us.

Now, when a man is inspired and he reads the inspired Word, the two inspirations together gives a result. Now, you can never… No matter how well you study the Word, It’ll never do you no good till you’re inspired yourself. It takes your inspiration with… The Word’s already inspired.
So what we need today is an inspiration over us, God sweeping down with a new inspiration and breathing over us His power, and His love, and Himself, that it might inspire us to quicken us and waken us to His Word. And then the Word being brought into that spirit of inspiration, then you’ll see miracles happen, and things take place, because the two just comes together.
William Marrion Branham
We were challenged to join our inspiration along with that of the already inspired Word. We watched the results as the testimonies poured in after the sermon. Our labor is not in vain. I encourage you to stay inspired, regardless of your trial. If you find yourself having difficulty, then seek for the sweeping presence of God to bring the new inspiration and to breathe over you His power, His love, and Himself.
Pastor Jack Duff

Like Father, like son

Often times we hear this statement and it is used with a negative connotation. I have come to understand that I was gene in my Father before I was ever born. Notice the capital Father, as I am grateful for my natural birth, but my spiritual birth is beyond comparison. Our natural parents were predestinated to bring a supernatural gene to earth. I am convinced that I shall take on the image of my Father, for truly I desire to fulfill the old adage; “like Father, like son”.

59    And any son is the attributes of his father, and just as you were in the genes of your father, in the body of your father when he was a young boy. You were in him. Yet, he could not have fellowship with you, because he didn’t know you. But then, through the bedding grounds of a mother, you were brought forth into the earth and become in the image of your father, then he could fellowship with you.
60    And so were you, sons of God and daughters of God, before there even was a moon, stars, or a molecule. You were sons and daughters of God, for you are only the physical manifestation of the attributes that was in God at the beginning. For, there’s only one form of Eternal Life, and that was you, before. You don’t know nothing about it. Neither did you know when you was in your earthly father, but you are manifested, too, in his image. In the image of God you are made, and you were manifested for the glory and the fellowship of God.
61    And, therefore, as sure as your gene had to be in your father, before your natural birth, your spiritual gene had to be in God, because you’re an expression of the attributes of His thoughts, before the foundation of the world. Right. No way around it. That’s right. Now, now we notice, then, that Life being in you, God’s Life being in you, from the foundation of the world.

William Marrion Branham

Pastor Jack Duff

Flower of Obedience

Happy belated Father’s Day to all the fathers. Thought I would share a quote with you as it was read in church on Sunday. One of the saints was really moved by the quote and wanted to share it with someone else. Enjoy the scripture and the quote.
1     Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
2    Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)
3    That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
4    And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

E-4    The first thing comes into my mind at this time, is a little humble home built out in the country by the broom sedge fields, and some old apple trees standing around, where my father and mother and their little family lived, a little humble place indeed.
We were very, very poor. Daddy had a hard time. He was a–a very poor man. He worked for seventy-five cents a day in–in log wood. My father had a bad habit, drinking. I’m sorry to have to say that, but that’s true. And he–he… My father died in my arms. I seen my daddy work so hard, till when he would come in, his–his back would be sun burned until his shirt would be sticking to his back, and mother would have to take and clip the shirt loose from his back. I don’t care what he done. He’s my daddy. I’m not ashamed of my father. I love my daddy. He’s gone on today, but he’s still daddy.

E-5    And young people, remember. If you’re fortunate enough today to have a daddy and a mother living, love them, honor them. The hour will come when you’ll think they’re the greatest people in the world, if you don’t now. And don’t never, little fellows, don’t never give this slandering word, “old man,” and “old woman.” That’s not the old man and old woman. That’s daddy and mother.
And some of these days when they go out of the room, in the casket, of flowers, you hear them lowered down in the ground, the pastor say, “Ashes to ashes and dust…” It won’t be the “old man” then. There won’t be the “old woman,” it’ll be, “Mother.” You’ll be wringing your hands and crying. That’s right.

Now, while she’s a living, give her her flowers now, and give dad his flowers. That’s right. Now, and the best flower you could give them, is obey them. And that’s the first promise in the Bible, the first commandment with promise, “Honor thy father and mother: which may lengthen the days upon the earth that the LORD giveth thee.”

William Marrion Branham

Pastor Jack Duff

The Darkness is Past

We ran across this quote while studying the Seventh Seal on last week. It seemed to be a perfect follow-up to the message that was preached on Sunday, entitled “The Darkness Is Past”.

I thank God for His Word; I thank Him for Jesus Christ. For without sending Him for the–the propitiation of our sins, we’d all be in a big muck of sin with no hope. But by His grace, His–His Blood cleanses all sin. Just like the drop of ink in a bucket of Clorox, you’d never find the ink again. When our sins are confessed, it’s put in the Blood of Jesus Christ; they’ll never be known again. God forgets them; they never was even done. And as long as that Sacrifice is laying there in an atonement for us, then that’s all… That’s it. See? We’re not sinners no more; we’re Christians by the grace of God.
And remember, in our ownselves we’d probably be just as bad as we ever was, but see, the grace of God has appeared to us, and that’s what’s made us what we are today: Christian brothers and sisters.
William Branham
Oh, how we thank God for his amazing grace. Where would we be without God’s grace.
I JOHN 2:1-8
1    My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
2    And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
3    And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
4    He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
5    But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.
6    He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
7    Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning.
8    Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth.
Pastor Jack Duff