The Family Altar
He thirsted like we did. He knowed how to do without.
187 He was sick like we are. He said, “Won’t they say to Me the old parable, ‘Physician, heal yourself’?” But His great powers wasn’t for Himself. He had the power to do it, but He couldn’t use it on Himself. No.
188 Somebody said to me, the other day, said, “Brother Branham, before anything happens, you know all about what’s going to happen to you.”
189 I said, “The gift is not for me. I cannot use it for myself.” It’s for you. You’re the one that gets the benefit, not me. I’m just a public servant of God, to you.
190 The preacher is a public servant. He just holds himself there. Like a lily of the field, the bumble bee flies in, get his part. The honey bee flies and gets his. The bypasser gets his, and everything. He toils, day and night, to keep his radiance. And the Gospel minister does the same thing; walks in the line of God. Holds his testimony true, that the world might partake of him, see, Mr. Pastor Lily. He’s a good one. Jesus said, “Consider him. Solomon is not like him.” That’s right. Dr. Lily, I guess you all know him. See?
191 “Consider the lilies of the field, how they toil and spin, neither. I say, and, yet, Solomon, all of his glory…” A lily has to struggle, day and night, to get the radiance to keep his garments, to keep the perfume and things going. And others…He just opens up hisself, and they come by and take it out of him. The bee and the fly, and everything, comes by, good or bad, just takes from him.
192 That’s the way the servant is, of Christ, the Christian servant; opens himself up, “Just take from me, world.” There’s nothing for himself. It’s for the others. That’s what Christ become when He become kinfolks to us. He become man, that the world might partake of His righteousness, see, and be made sons of God.
60-1002 - The Kinsman Redeemer
Rev. William Marrion Branham