The Family Altar
40 God has not chosen to put His Name in any denomination. I want the Scripture for it, if it is. I know they claim He has, but He hasn’t. He cannot put His Name in many places, because He said He put His Name in one place. And, that one place, each one of our denomination wants to say they are that place, but it’s contrary.
But where did He put His Name?
41 Now, and, He, what is His Name, first? We’ll have to (Name) find what God’s Name is before we can find what it is He is putting in the place.
Now, we find out that He had many titles. He is called the…He was called “Father,” which is a title. And He was called “Son,” which is a title. He was called “Holy Ghost,” which is a title. He was called “Rose of Sharon,” which is a title. “Lily of the Valley,” a title, “Morning Star.” “Jehovah-jireh, Jehovah-rapha,” seven different, compound, redemptive names, and all of them were titles. None of them were names.
But He has a Name.
42 When He met Moses, He had not a Name yet, and He told Moses, “I AM THAT I AM.” And when we see Jesus on earth, speaking in Hebrews the 6th chapter…I beg your pardon, Saint John the 6th chapter. He said, “I AM THAT I AM.”
They said, “Why, You’re a Man not over fifty years old, and say that You ‘seen Abraham’?”
43 He said, “Before Abraham was, I AM.” And “I AM” was the One, the burning bush, the Pillar of Fire that was in the burning bush back in the days of Moses, the “I AM THE I AM.”
44 And now we find out that Jesus said, also, “I came in My Father’s Name, and you received Me not.” Then, the Name of the Father must be Jesus. That’s right. The Name of the Father is Jesus, ’cause Jesus said so. “I carry My Father’s Name. I come in My Father’s Name, and you received Me not.” Then, His Name was Jesus.
And Gabriel called Him Jesus, the prophets called Him Jesus, and He was absolutely Jesus. Before His birth, even the holy prophet called His Name Emmanuel, which is, “God with us.” Then, “God was manifested in the flesh, in order to take away the sin of the world,” and, in doing so, He was given the Name of Jesus. So, Jesus is the Name.
And the Name was placed in a Man; not a church, not a denomination, not a creed, but a Man! He chose to place His Name in Jesus Christ. Now we find out that then He becomes the place of God’s worship, where you worship Him.
45 Ever before He was even born, His Name was called Jesus. It was so important, it was give to His mother by the Angel Gabriel, that His Name would be called “Jesus, Son of God,” what He was.
46 There we have it, then. This is it, alone. It is, for Him alone, God’s chosen place of worship. God’s place, chose. God chose to meet man; was not in a church, not in a denomination, not in a creed, but in Christ. That’s the only place that God will meet a man, and he can worship God, is in Christ. That’s the only place.
65-0220 - God's Chosen Place Of Worship
Rev. William Marrion Branham