The Family Altar
99 Oh, brother, the hour of that Token to be displayed is at hand. We can see it. We know that we’re near the end now. We’ve brought all kind of messages up, to show signs and wonders, and now here we come back for what the Church has got to do. The Token has got to be displayed. “When I see the blood, I will pass over you.” Nothing else would work. It must be the Blood. Now, the Holy Ghost is our Token, from God.
100 As a great theologian, a—a scholar, a Baptist brother, fine man, fine character, when he come to me one time, and he said, “Brother Branham,” he said, “you talking about this Holy Ghost,” he said, “why, that’s nothing new.” Said, “We’ve taught It all along, through the ages.” And I—I said, well, I’ll…He said, “We received the Holy Ghost.”
101 I said, “When did you receive It?”
102 He said, “When I believed.” Cause, I knowed that was Baptist theology, that you, when you believe, you receive the Holy Ghost.
103 I said, “Then Paul said, in Acts 19, to a bunch, a group of Baptists, which, a Baptist preacher that had been one of John’s converts, was proving by the Bible that Jesus was the Christ.”
104 “When he passed through the upper coast of Ephesus, he find certain disciples, and he said unto them, ‘Have you received the Holy Ghost since you have believed?’ They said, ‘We know not whether there be any Holy Ghost.’” Then he asked how they was baptized. And they hadn’t been baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ, the sacrificed Lamb. They wasn’t identified with Him, at all. They just believed it; like the medicine setting there, and hadn’t took it. Paul commanded them to be baptized over again, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
105 And when he did this, then the Token came upon them. They were identified by the works and signs of the Holy Ghost, speaking in tongues through them, and prophesying, and magnifying God. They were identified as—as with their Sacrifice.
106 And the Holy Ghost is our identification. It’s what identifies us as Christians. Not our membership in churches, not our understanding of the Bible, not how much you know about the Bible. It’s how much you know about the Author, see, how much the Author is living in you. It’s your—it’s your self gone. You’re no more. You reckon yourself dead, and the Token is what lives in you. And It’s not your life; It’s Him.
107 Paul said, “The life that I now live (He lived a different life from what he once did.) is not me, but Christ liveth in me.” There is the identified Token that God required. Identified with our…Identification with our Sacrifice, the Life of our Saviour in us, the Holy Spirit.
108 Oh, what a—what a positive Token! There cannot be any more Token. Oh, my, if you only could catch the—the thought of it. If I had the—the power this morning, with words, to express and place into your soul that’s on the in-…not your ears, but your soul, and you—you could see the guarantee of It. It—it takes, It makes you so relaxed.
109 What if you were, had committed a crime, and you were going to be tried in a federal court. And you know, that if they found you guilty, that you were going to die, you were going to a electric chair, or the gas chamber, or whatever public execution they were going to have for you, maybe hung, or something, lynched, whatever the penalty was. And you know that you had…You were guilty. You know you were guilty, and you must die if you don’t get some attorney to represent you, that who can get you out of the thing. And now you would want the best attorney that you could have.
110 And then getting an attorney that was a good, shrewd attorney, you would feel that your case was a little…you could relax a little bit, because you had an attorney. But still there would be a question whether this attorney could change the judge’s idea, or change the jury; if this attorney, with his shrewd speaking and the knowing of the laws, could change that, and could plead your case and prove that—that you should live. But yet, in all of his—his great authority and the great speech that he could make, and the impression he could put upon the jury or have with the judge, you—you’d—you’d…Maybe you might get a relaxed for a few minutes, but still there would be a question in your mind, “Can he do it?”
111 But in this case, the Judge Himself becomes our Attorney. God became man. There was no attorney could do it. We couldn’t find one. Moses, and the Law, the prophets, nothing could do it. So the Judge become both Jury, Attorney, and Judge, Himself; and took the justice of His Law in His Own hands, and paid the price of it, Himself. How much more secure could we be? And sent His Own Life back upon us, as a witness that He has accepted it. How safely!
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Rev. William Marrion Branham