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Contacting Your Heavenly Home Part 4 "Wisdom Versus Faith"

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John 10:1 KJV 1900
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
John 10:2 KJV 1900
But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
John 10:3 KJV 1900
To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.
John 10:4 KJV 1900
And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.
John 10:5 KJV 1900
And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.


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We’ve been talking about contacting our heavenly home using the Sixth Sense, which is Faith.
We’ve found that faith comes from hearing the Word, and Unbelief comes from hearing anything contrary to that Word. (Atmosphere)
Faith comes by hearing, not reading. A living voice must proclaim the Word for it to become Faith. (Philip and the Eunuch) (Peter at Pentecost)
Our Gospel came not in Word only, but in Power and Demonstration. A Living Voice proclaims it.
What is heard must be accepted. What are you listening to? It must be the Word.
Now, to the last man, which is the soul, there is only one sense that controls that, and that is free…moral agency’s free will to choose or to reject.   65-0815 - And Knoweth It Not
What you accept or reject will determine your eternal destination.
Now, somebody said, “Now, there’s going to be a mark of the beast, it’s going to come some day.” Let me tell you. It’s already come. As soon as the Holy Ghost begin to fall, the mark of the beast begin to take place.
You only have two things. One of them, is, accept It, takes the Seal of God. To reject It, takes the mark of the beast. To reject the Seal of God is to take the mark of the beast. Everybody understand?
To reject the Seal of God is to take the mark of the beast. For, the Bible said, “All that was not sealed by the Seal of God took the mark of the beast.”
When the trumpet sounded, and all wanted to go free could go. Them that didn’t, was marked.
Now, you see, the mark of the beast, if we talk about it in the future, is when it’s going to be made manifest, when you realize it’s what you’ve already done. And so is the Holy Spirit, It’s to be manifested.
When we see the Lord Jesus coming in glory, and feel that transforming power, and see the dead rising out of the grave, and know that a second longer, we’ll be changed and have a body like His.
It’ll be made manifest. Then, to see those who rejected It, will be left down, out. 63-0630E - Is Your Life Worthy Of The Gospel?
The outside man is a physical being which is controlled by six senses…or five senses, rather. The inside man is a spirit man which is controlled by five senses; conscience, and love, and so forth. The outside man; see, taste, feel, smell, hear.
But the inside of that spirit is a soul, and it’s controlled by one thing, your free will. You can accept what the devil says or accept what God says. And that’ll determine what spirit is in there. If it’s the Spirit of God, It’ll feed on the things of God, and It won’t feed on anything of the world.
Jesus said, “If you love the world or the things of the world, it’s because the love of God has not even entered this inner part.” Satan has deceived you. “And man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” 65-0801M - The God Of This Evil Age
We know what seed we are because we accept the Word in the inner man. Only a seed of God can do that. My sheep hear my voice.
John 10:24 KJV 1900
Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.
John 10:25 KJV 1900
Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me.
John 10:26 KJV 1900
But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.
John 10:27 KJV 1900
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
John 10:28 KJV 1900
And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
Satan’s voice appears in the World as the voice of reason.
Genesis 3:1 KJV 1900
Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

adj. crafty, shrewd, sensible — 1. crafty, as pred., of serpent; pl. as subst. 2. in good sense (opp. אֱוִיל, כְּסִיל, פֶּתִי); as attrib. אָדָם עָרוּם a shrewd or sensible man; as subst. = id.; = prudent man.

Satan said, “Let me tell you something, see. Now, That, that’s…Oh, yeah, we say God is true. Sure. That’s right. We believe that Word. Oh,” Satan said, “I believe That, real sure.
But, listen, let me tell you, He didn’t exactly mean That.” He did mean That. He meant just what He said. 62-0401 - Wisdom Versus Faith
Genesis 3:2 KJV 1900
And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
Genesis 3:3 KJV 1900
But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
Genesis 3:4 KJV 1900
And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
Genesis 3:5 KJV 1900
For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
Satan said, “Now, look, I’ll tell you why He did it. He really…You see, you’re not wise, yet. You haven’t got any wisdom. You’re just like a sheep, to be led. You’re not your own.” That’s the way God wants you. “You’ve never…You ain’t got no Ph.D., yet.
You just don’t have enough education. But I’ve got wisdom. I’ll prove it to you. Now, look, you don’t know what is right and wrong. You know there is such a thing, but you don’t know what it is.
Let me show you how it’s done.” That’s all he wanted to tell that woman. That’s all he wanted to do. “Let me show you how it’s done.” She said, “But we’ll die.”
He said, “Surely God won’t do that. But He knows that you’ll be wise too.”
Putting his wisdom against God’s Word. There is the wisdom that I’m talking about. Wisdom against faith, versus faith. There is the first battle. 62-0401 - Wisdom Versus Faith
The Word of God can be proven true if you will believe it, but it must be believed first. (Testimony of woman being sent to insane institution)
She believed it. She never reasoned, “Year after year, after year, nervous breakdowns, mind gone, operations and everything, all these things; why, it’s unreasonable, think I could be healed here, in a second.” But she didn’t think about reasonings. She just believed. Faith did it, and she was healed, that instant. 62-0401 - Wisdom Versus Faith
Wisdom will reason. But faith don’t have no reasoning. It does nothing but hold to the Word. It holds the promise. 62-0401 - Wisdom Versus Faith
Romans 4:16 KJV 1900
Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,
Romans 4:17 KJV 1900
(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
Romans 4:18 KJV 1900
Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations; according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.
Romans 4:19 KJV 1900
And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara’s womb:
Romans 4:20 KJV 1900
He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;
Romans 4:21 KJV 1900
And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.
Romans 4:22 KJV 1900
And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.
No matter how, there’s no reasoning to it, at all. He just takes the Word and holds onto It. Now, if this is the Word of God, you believe It? Then why doubt any Word of It, any promise of It?
How can you say that This is part, and This is no good; and This is that, pick out what you want? Can’t do it. It’s either all good or there’s none of It good. Right. So, as soon as you see that It’s the Truth, take a hold of It.
Don’t turn It loose, no matter what circumstances, how they try to reason, “Why, you can’t.” Don’t, don’t do that, at all. Stay right with It. God promised it.     62-0401 - Wisdom Versus Faith
Now, faith simply trusts in His Word. See? That’s what He wanted them to do. That, now, you get the background now. That’s exactly what God wanted the human race to do: to trust in every Word He said.
And Eve trusted a whole lot of It. But one little thing she accepted, “Well, if I become full of wisdom, maybe it was that way. Maybe it’s supposed to be this way.”
Then right there is where she lost her hold. That’s where she started sinking, right there. That’s where the whole human race went right down to the grave, from right there, because she doubted one Word.
Some of them say, “Well, I believe This is true. I believe That’s true. I believe God can save, but I don’t believe He heal. I believe the Holy Ghost, sure, fell on the Day of Pentecost, but there’s no place where there’s anything that says the Holy Ghost fell, after Pentecost.”
Oh, brother! That’s the way they say it; call themselves the churches of Christ. “Having a form of godliness, but denying the Word thereof.”
You must believe. Don’t reason. Believe. Don’t try to have wisdom. Just believe the Word. 62-0401 - Wisdom Versus Faith
God must judge by some standard. He will judge the world by the Word.
2 Peter 1:19 KJV 1900
We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:
2 Peter 1:20 KJV 1900
Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
2 Peter 1:21 KJV 1900
For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
Faith believes that it is written, and says, “The Word has no flaws.”
Did you ever hear ministers say, “Well, I tell you, the King James Version, or this Revised Version, or this here, it’s just a little different. Really, it didn’t really mean That”?
Have you heard that? Oh, my! The world is contaminated with it. See? But faith don’t believe that.
Faith believes, a God that can make me, can keep that Book in the order for me to live by. If the God Who made me is going to judge me, can’t keep His Book in order, then He’s a very poor God.
There you are. I believe every Word of It is the Truth. Yes, sir. What does this do, to believe that? It gives faith a perfect resting place in It. See? You cannot disbelieve, that that Word is messed with, in any way. You got to believe It just the way It is.
If you try to use wisdom, to say, “Now look here. It’s not reasonable that God said it would do a thing like this.” But God did do it. That’s right.
Now, if you say, “Well, now, if God did this, if He took a man’s life because he wasn’t a Levite, and put his hand on the Ark when It was about to fall.” No matter how much he was, He took his life for it.
God said, “Just Levites, alone, would touch That.” He took it. That’s what got David stirred up, you know. See? A Levite, wasn’t nothing but a Levite was supposed to touch that Ark. And here the Ark was, coming right back for a revival, and one outside of that tried to handle the Word.
That goes to show that only the anointed of God is to touch that Word. These creeds and denominations got no business tampering with It. Just the Holy Spirit has got a right to that Word, and it’s death for any other to touch It.
Or, to disbelieve any of It, or teach it, “The same will be taken, his part, out of the Book of Life.” Don’t put your hands on It. Stay away from It. Listen. Believe just what It says. Don’t take nobody else’s word. Take what It said. Stay right with the Word. It’s death to do anything else to It.
What does faith do? It believes It just the way It is. That’s the way God has preserved It down through the age, and here It is. It’s the Word of God, for me. God honors that. It gives a perfect faith in Its trueness.
How could you go out here and say, “Here’s a boat that’s got a lot of holes in it, and I’ll put some grass sacks in it. Perhaps, maybe it’ll stem the tide, to cross the river”? And I wouldn’t want to take a chance on it, when there’s one setting here is built right. Sure.
(Egypt Boats)
Why will we take some man-made theology with holes all in it? It’s proved that it’s wrong. When, here is one setting here, that’s really the Word of God, Who stemmed the tide, through every hard storm and gale. She has held just as true as she could be. It always will. 62-0401 - Wisdom Versus Faith
This Word has proved itself to be true.
The early church took this Word and wrote a book of Acts behind it.
Error began to slip in.
Galatians 1:6 KJV 1900
I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
Galatians 1:7 KJV 1900
Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
Galatians 1:8 KJV 1900
But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
The Catholic church came along and tried to keep the Word out of the people’s hands by reasoning.
Martin Luther read “the Just Shall Live by Faith” and accepted it as the Word of God, and a reformation shook Europe.
John Wesley read “without holiness no man shall see the Lord” and accepted is as the Word of God, and England and America shook under his revival.
The Azusa street Pentecostals read that God put nine spiritual gifts in the church and changed the course of history within less than 50 years.
William Branham read Hebrews 13:8, Luke 17:30, Rev 10:1-7 and proved it by the sign of the Son of Man and the Opening of the Seven Seals.
Now that the Seals have been opened we read the entire Book in the light of our day.
Revelation 10:8 KJV 1900
And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth.
Revelation 10:9 KJV 1900
And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.
Revelation 10:10 KJV 1900
And I took the little book out of the angel’s hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.
Revelation 10:11 KJV 1900
And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.
We read that today and say “Mama, that’s me”! and it proves itself true.
2 Corinthians 3:3 KJV 1900
Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.
He proves himself in our lives.


What will you believe? Eve’s interpreter has made himself an Eden of unbelief. Yet in Satan’s Eden there is a Bride without spot or wrinkle, dressed in His righteousness. Washed in the water of the Word.
Cast down reasonings, accept the Word in its fulness and let the Word prove itself true in your life.
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