The Family Altar
83 Now, what was it? When God took a man and called him first, what was that? Justification. Abraham in regards of hearing the Voice of God speak to him, believed on the Lord God. Is that right? Therefore, he was justified by faith, by believing on the Lord God. Is that what we are, seed of Abraham? Romans 5:1.
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 5:1)
Now, Abraham believed God. And it was imputed unto him for righteousness, or, allowed to his account for righteousness.
84 How do you do? You say, “Well, I—I’m—I’m some of the…I’m—I’m the Joneses; I—I—I live in a certain…” That don’t have one thing to do with it. God called you, and you accept the call. And by your faith, by accepting Christ, the Royal Seed of Abraham which calls you, then you’re justified by faith. Is that right? That’s the only way I know it. That’s the Scripture as far as I know it. I know I was a sinner, rank. God stopped me in the middle of my sin and knocked at my heart’s door, [Brother Branham knocks on pulpit—Ed.] and I turned and looked back, said, “Who is it?”
He said, “I’m your Lord.”
I said, “Then Lord let me come.”
I never stopped and said, “Hey, Lord, hey, where You at? I want to talk to You awhile.” See? No, you don’t do that. It’s God stops you.
85 So now, it’s by grace that God called you, not what you did, what you could do, what you will do. If you’re the seed of Abraham, God spoke to you by His amazing grace, just like He did Abraham in the 12th chapter of Genesis.
86 Now, now, and then notice: As soon as Abraham believed God by justification (Believing on the Lord, we’re justified.), immediately God called Abraham to total separation from all unbelief. Is that the way He did in you? Separate yourself from your kindreds, from all your associates; come out of the poolrooms; come out of the dancehalls; come away from the things of the world. God calls for a total separation, to Abraham’s seed, ’cause that’s what He called Abraham.
87 Are you patterning it? This instrument is Abraham, this instrument represents his seed after him. And the covenant was made to both Abraham and his seed after him. And as Abraham was called by grace, by election, so was his seed called by grace and election. See? They heard the Voice of God and believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness. Heard the Voice of God in a barroom, ever where It was at, and believed God, and Abraham was commanded to abstain and to separate himself from the things of the world, and so is the seed of Abraham: separate themselves from the seed…of the things of the world.
Justification by faith, we could stay on that the rest of the afternoon, but we got to hurry.
61-0416 - Abraham And His Seed After Him
Rev. William Marrion Branham