Ministered by Brother Paul Brake at the Restored Word Fellowship in Edmonton on 15-Nov-2017
Colossians 2: 9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
In whom? In the Lord Jesus Christ. He contained the fulness of God, not just a part, a portion, an image, but the complete fullness of everything that is God. Everything that the Father is, the Son is. Jesus Christ walked the earth an in him was every characteristic, every trait, every facet, every attribute of God the Father. When you see me, Jesus said, you see the Father.
He was the healer. He was the saviour. He was the deliverer. He was the prophet. He was the priest. He was the councillor, prince of peace, lily of the valley, bright morning star, the King of kings and Lord of lords.
Every where that Jesus went, he manifested all those attributes!
When he met a sick person, he manifested Jehovah Rapha. When he met a lost soul, he manifested Jehovah Jireh. When he met the hungry he manifested being the provider. When there wasn’t enough food to feed them with, he manifested being the Creator. When he met the dead, he manifested Resurrection! Every where that the Lord Jesus went he manifested the Attributes of God.
In him was the fullness of God and the fullness of God’s Attributes.
John 1: 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Jesus Christ is the Word of God, Logos, made flesh; he is the Whole Word. Everywhere that Word went, he manifested the attributes of God. The Word is God! The Word therefore has the exact same attributes as the Lord God. Anything that God is, so is his Word, for God and the Word are ONE.
We cannot separate God and his Word. They are ONE.
We cannot separate the Word of God from the Attributes of God.
Isaiah 55: 8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. 10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: 11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
The Word of God will accomplish the perfect will of God. It will manifest his attributes. The Word of God MUST manifest the attributes of God, for the Word of God is the complete expression of God. In manifest the Lord God, the Word does so by manifesting God’s attributes.
We know some attributes, but there are many. The fruit of the spirit, peace, joy, longsuffering, patients etc are attributes of God. The gifts, tongues, prophecy etc are also attributes of God, and thus of his Word. Jesus prophesied. Jesus spoke in tongues. Jesus saw visions. The fivefold ministry are also Godly attributes. Throughout his ministry, the Lord Jesus manifested all five ministries.
Now what about us?
Acts 2: 1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Each of us at the new birth receive a piece of God. In Jesus dwelt the fulness of the godhead bodily, but in each of us dwells a part, a portion. We are each individual members of the Body of Christ. We each have an individual part to play.
When the 120 in the upper room received the Holy Spirit, they “immediately” began to manifest the attributes of Christ. It wasn’t a week later, next year, tomorrow, it happened immediately.
So does one brother get salvation, and another get healing? No. Here is a mystery for us.
It goes back to the seed.
When a woman has a baby, does she give birth to the left arm one year, then the right leg the next, then the nose, then an ear? No. The whole baby is born at once. There has only been one seed planted out of hundreds of millions available, but in that one seed rests every attribute of the person. The one seed, the one cell contains the DNA that controls every single attribute of the person being born. It is only one seed, but it will tell the hair what colour to be, the eyes how well to see, the body how tall to grow.
If I were to go to Brother Ed’s house, I picked him cause he is strong enough to do it, and he were to welcome me into his house. And he were to say “I love you brother you are welcome here”, I would be in his house. But what if he were to look me up and down and say, “but I just can’t take that left knee of yours”, and he reached down and grabbed my knee, picked it up and tossed my knee out the door into the street. My knee would be out in the street. Where would the rest of me be? In the street!
When we reject one Word from the Bible we are rejecting the whole Bible no matter how much we think we like the rest of it. We might love the virgin birth, but not so much the godhead. Poof. We have kicked the whole word out. That is why in the Laodicea Church Age we find Jesus outside. They didn’t intentionally kick him out. In fact they think he is still inside. But when they rejected one word, they rejected the whole word.
That is why they will miss the Rapture. Christ is not with them. They already kicked him out long ago and replaced him with dogmas, creeds and traditions. The won’t notice him missing at the Rapture because they don’t notice him missing today.
James 2: 10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. 11 For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law.
The Word of God is not divisible. There is no trinity. As each seed carries all the characteristics for the plant, animal, man it produces, so too does each Word of God carry all the attributes of the Lord God. When that seed comes forth, it manifests those attributes, not just some, but all.
We just need to receive one Word completely into our hearts, and apply it to be born again. Else we have to study and work to know and understand the Whole Bible it detail. But in One Word is that seed of Life that saves us.
Look at the Eunuch in the desert, Philip only preached the one Word to him, and that was enough. That one word that Philip preached to him that afternoon carried the attributes of healing, deliverance and salvation. At Pentecost, Peter only preached that one Word from Joel and 3000 were saved.
We each receive a portion of the Holy Spirit, but that portion contains ALL the Attributes of God the Father. It is a creator. He it a healer. It is a deliverer. It is a prophet. It is a life giver. It is resurrection. It is rapture!
Mark 16: 15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. 17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. 19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. 20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.
He did not say go and build schools and hospitals. He did not say go and lecture on doctrine. He did not say go and teach wisdom, or philosophy, or psychology, or ethics or morality. He said “preach the gospel”. And when they preached the gospel, signs followed. Why?
1 Corinthians 2: 3 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. 4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: 5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
When the gospel is preached, it is preached with power and demonstration in the Holy Spirit. Without the Holy Spirit, we are not preaching the Word, we are lecturing a letter. The letter killeth but the Spirit gives life.
The Word of God is a seed of God. That seed carries every aspect and attribute of the Lord God. Each individual Word carries All of it! The Word has those attributes. If we preach on salvation, that word of salvation will bring healing! It has too. That is its natural attribute. A sheep cannot help but to bear wool. The Word cannot help but to heal, save, deliver.
Where the Word is Preached by the Spirit of God, the Attributes of God WILL be manifested!
There is no way around it. It will happen. It would be quite easy here to blame the preachers. Nothing is happening because the Preachers are not properly yielded. The Preachers and not in the Spirit. Etc. The preachers can make a difference indeed, but having seen a few dozen assemblies I can testify that our Pastor is doing just fine. You got a problem with him or his ministry, the problem is yours, not his.
But here is the kicker, the “rub” as Mr. Shakespeare would say. If we lay a seed on the table, it will sit there forever. It will carry the life, but never manifest it. Seeds found in the Pyramids, that had lain there since before the flood, still carried life. They were planted and they grew. Yet for thousands of years they laid there, dormant.
In order for the seed to manifest the attributes it carries, it must first be planted!
And for it to be planted, the soil must first be prepared.
Luke 8: 5 A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. 6 And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture. 7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it. 8 And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
The soil must be prepared! If we do not prepare the soil, that seed will never bear fruit. And notice how the Lord speaks. It is not just being “prayed up”. Each of these soil types is created by the life the person lives.
One lives a life of unbelief. They are on the wayside. Their hearts are stony, hard as granite. The word is gone from them even before they hear it. Ask them at the end of service what the topic was and you get a blank stare.
Then we have the stony ground. There is no place to take root. There is no moisture, no Holy Spirit. They are not born again. For a while they will come, and hear, but the first time they are called out, they leave. They will not sacrifice for the Word, will not pay the personal payment. They are ashamed of Jesus Christ. This type will never bow their head at work and ask the Lord’s blessing on food; thy are too afraid of the response. They will come to church on Sunday, and the first dirty joke at work on Monday, they are laughing it up, afraid to rebuke it. They live in fear!
Do your friends know about the Word of God, about the message of the hour? Have you testified to them of Jesus Christ? No? Why not? You are AFRAID to tell them. Your heart is stony ground.
The next lives a life of the flesh. Yes, they sit hear and praise God and rejoice and say a big “amen”, but their lives are so full of the world they don’t have time to live the Word. They are not born again. They only have an inner court experience. They have a spirit, but that spirit is the spirit of the world. They are dry and their lives are so filled with the world and the temptations that the Word of God cannot flourish. Video games, movies, friends, the mall, facebook, Instagram, parties, hockey games. They hear the word but have nothing to water it with. They choke out the Word of God with the things of the world. If we love the world or the things of the world, the love of God is not in us. Shallow, superficial, fakes. Make believers!
If we sit in a church on Sunday and spend the other six days planting the seed of the world in our hearts, which one do you think will prosper. Go out all day every day all week long planting dandelion and crab grass in your front yard then try and tell someone how great your lawn is. Hypocrite!
Mark 6: 2 And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands? 3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him. 4 But Jesus, said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house. 5 And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them. 6 And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching.
The Word of God was there in fullness. Every attribute of God stood before them manifested in Flesh. They could not believe. Their hearts were not prepared for the seed. Jesus Christ himself could not manifest the attributes of the Word to them because there was no ground to plant that seed in.
“They were offended at him”. They were offended by Jesus, by the very Word. They blamed the ministry, the preacher, who just happened to be the Lord Jesus Christ. The people blamed the ministry for the lack of manifestation of the Attributes of God. Jesus wasn’t holy enough, wasn’t prestigious enough, didn’t have a big enough name in the message.
Don’t blame the ministry for the lack of God in YOUR life. We shall see a perfect example of why in a minute.
Check your garden! Check your soil! Check your life!
Hebrews 4: 1 Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. 2 For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.
The Word is Preached, not lectured, preached with power and demonstration in the spirit. The attributes were going forth with the Word. But the people had no faith, no revelation, and the word fell dead. It was never planted in their hearts.
Without revelation we will never understand a single word in the Bible, we will never plant it in our hearts, we will never manifest its attributes. Ever. The denominations are not just off a little here and a little there. They are so completely off from the true word you wonder if they are even reading out of the same book.
“Churches” celebrate Halloween today!
No Faith. No Revelation. No LIFE! They are in complete and utter darkness. Dead men walking. A seed will not germinate without light. It takes good ground, water and light.
If the Word of God is not received, the attributes of the Word will not be received and then simply cannot manifest in our lives. And it doesn’t matter at that point who the preacher is.
Again, if we want to blame the preacher, remember Judas was one of the Seventy. There is your example. Judas was the son of perdition. Judas had a ministry as a preacher. Judas had signs following! He rejoiced that the devils were subject unto him. The people had their hearts prepared and watered the seed and let the light of revelation shine to their hearts and the seed word manifested the Divine Attributes of God.
With a perfect preacher, the Lord Jesus Christ, there was no manifestation because of the hearts of the people. With a reprobate scoundrel of a preacher, Judas, the Attributes of God were manifested in the lives of the people through the Word of God in their hearts. In each case, it was the hearts of the people that decided. It is the same today!
And we have those men today!
I don’t want to call them by name publicly, but you know who they are. A man who called William Branham “demon possessed” has a worldwide ministry of healing. It ain’t him doing it, it is the faith of the people in the Word of God that is doing it. He will come at the judgement and say “I did all these works in your name”, and hear in return “I never knew you”.
51-0503 – As I Was With Moses, William Branham
Now, in His first battle with Satan, He officially… Listen close now. He officially overcome Satan and all of his powers by the Word of God, the written Word of God. Now, these, our brethren, who’s out on the fields tonight a praying for the sick; that’s what they’re doing. They’re ministers.
Every minister in here, any minister that believes in the Word of God could start a healing campaign, and has a right to. That’s exactly right. If you feel led to do that, go do it. For it’s this a way, friends. You say, “Am I sure that I can be right, Brother Branham?”
Don’t go because I told you, but I’ll give you general orders. Jesus, His last orders—and that’s general orders from the headquarters, “Go ye into all the world, preach the Gospel to every creature.” Is that right? “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved, and he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; they’ll lay their hands on the sick and they shall recover.”
Every called child of God, every minister that’s ordained of God has a right for a healing campaign if he wants it. Go on, brother. I don’t blame you.
There will no doubt be a few surprised by that. Some will say that was only for the prophet, but they would be disagreeing with the prophet. When we preach the Word of God, we are preaching all the attributes of God. It is not me that does the healing, it is Jesus Christ, through YOUR faith. When you receive the Word of God, you receive the attribute of God including the Attribute of healing in that Word. Your healing is in the Word, now it is up to you to manifest that Attribute through Your Faith.
I could call a healing line right now, and it would be just as effective as if it were the Prophet up here doing it. Sound crazy? The effectiveness of the prayer over your sickness will depend solely on your faith and how you receive it. Judas had more manifestations, more healing, more miracles than Jesus, all because of the hearts of the people.
Jesus Christ could be standing here with Moses, Elijah and Gabreil, and if we don’t believe we would walk up sick, and walk away sick.
54-0719E – God Providing Healing For This Generation, William Branham
While you’re setting there, many of you in the building tonight, realize and understand that these few people that’s being lined up here, are just a portion of the people that will be healed tonight. There’s many more healed out in the audience than there is on the platform. How many’s been in my future—my meeting before, and knows that to be the truth? There’s ten healed to one here. The only thing you have to do is to have faith and believe. Now, if you can believe, God will heal you.
It is entirely up to you!
Period! The condition of your heart, your attitude towards the Word of God will directly determine how the Attributes of the Word manifest in your life. My attitude will determine the same for me.
Jesus did his part! Now we must accept it through faith.
We say we are expecting. Are you expecting the Lord Jesus Christ to come on the scene today and confirm His Word in Supernatural Signs, Wonders and Miracles? Are we expecting the Lord to Manifest the Attributes of His Word among us?
If I bring the same Word as the Prophet did, the same signs and wonders must be here to vindicate that Word in the exact same way, because it was not the Prophet that did it, it was the Word of God that did it. The miracles in the Prophet’s ministry were not the attributes of William Branham, they were the Attributes of the Word of God that he preached being Manifested.
Our actions will prove what we are expecting.
Our actions will prove it!
Are you receiving the Word, His Word? Is your heart prepared? Does your current life prepare your heart for planting? Your actions and thoughts over the last week prove what you are. By their fruits you will know them.
Your actions, thoughts and attitudes over the last week prove what you are expecting to happen here tonight.
Did the life that you lived this past week prepare your heart to receive the Holy Spirit, the living Revealed Word of God tonight?
Did the life that you lived this past week prepare your heart to receive the Manifested Attributes of the living Revealed Word of God tonight?
Are you choking out the Word with the world? Are you governed by fear? Do you pay attention or is your mind someplace else?
Or do we receive the Word? And the Spirit. And the Power.
Without the Spirit, without the Power we merely have a “form of godliness”.
Do you want to know for sure?
Check your life for the Supernatural Manifestation of the Divine Attributes of the Revealed Word of God for the Hour.
If we are receiving the Word of God, we are also receiving, and manifesting, the attributes of the Word. There is no other way. The attributes will manifest where the Word goes forth and is received. These signs SHALL follow them that believe!
Where are the manifested attributes of the Word of God in your life? Are they there? Are we receiving the Word in Power, or the letter in doctrine? Are we serving a supernatural God, or a natural god? Are we the Manifested Sons and Daughters of God, or the manifested sons and daughters of men?
The Attributes of God, ALL the Attributes of God must, and absolutely will, be manifest when the Word of God goes out and is received. There is no other choice. It is a direct cause and effect. If the attributes are not manifested, then the Word is either not going out, or not being received.
- When we receive the Word of God we receive the Attribute of Healing.
- When we receive the Word of God we receive the Attribute of Salvation.
- When we receive the Word of God we receive the Attribute of Deliverance.
Every Attribute of the Lord God will be manifested in the receiving of the Word of God, and ONLY through receiving the Word of God!
We will never receive any Manifestation of any Attribute of God without FIRST receiving the Revealed Word of God for the Hour!
Through receiving the Word of God, we shall receive the full manifestation of the Attributes of God. They are in the Word!
By rejecting the Revealed Word of God, even one single word from it, we cut ourselves off from receiving the Manifestation of the Attributes of the Word of God. Remember James says to reject one word is to be guilty of all.
You wonder why you are not healed? You believe in healing 100%, yet you are still sick. Maybe you believe in healing, yet refuse to obey James 5:14-16 about healing. You do not doubt one bit that by his stripes you are healed, yet you remain sick.
Maybe you believe in healing, but don’t believe that you should not cut your hair. Maybe you “do not see anything wrong” with a bit of make-up for blemishes, or nail hardener. Maybe you believe in deliverance, but reject what the Word has to say about horoscopes, and now are in bondage to something that you know is completely wrong.
Maybe we are so indulged in the world that the Word has no place in us? Maybe our heads, and hearts, are so filled with Hockey, or a TV show, or some drama at school, music, novels, that we have no place left for the Word. Maybe you cannot receive one thing, because you refuse to receive another thing. They are all connected!
Eve did not reject every Word of God, she merely rejected ONE Word of God. With that one missed Word came every sin, sickness, pain and death the world has seen. She did not deny healing. She did not deny the Deity of God. She did not deny murder, theft, extortion, drug addiction and rape.
But with Eve denying that one Word, all these other things came in.
Sin has its attributes too!
Your problem might not be in your belief of the scripture that pertains directly to your issue, it might be that you have rejected a completely different Scripture. Remember every seed carries the complete attribute of the whole. To reject one is to reject all.
Soul searching time. Ask yourself:
- Are the Attributes of the Word of God being manifested supernaturally in my life?
- Is there anything that I am not accepting from the Word of God, anywhere about anything, that could be standing in the way?
- Has there been a Word preached, or one I have read, or heard on a message, or testified to by a brother or sister, that I could not fully receive?
- Is my heart being prepared by my life to receive the Seed of the Word.
- Did my life this week prepare my heart to receive the Word I heard tonight?
- Am I watering the seed with the Holy Spirit, or quenching the Spirt?
- Am I letting the light of the Revelation of the Holy Spirit shine into my heart?
- Am I blaming the ministry, as the people of Nazareth did?
- Do I have some unconfessed sin?
- Am I holding a grudge against somebody? Have I failed to forgive?
Are you expecting the Lord to Vindicate His Word? Are you expecting the Attributes of God to be Manifested, here, now?
Has His Word Gone Forth Tonight?
Have YOU received it?
Then let the Attributes Manifest! It is up to you!
Allow the Attributes of the Word of God to Manifest in YOU!
Today! THIS VERY MOMENT!
Let the Attributes of God Manifest in You Right Here, Right Now!
In Jesus name you are HEALED!
In Jesus name you are SAVED!
In Jesus name you are DELIVERED!
In Jesus name you are FILLED!
Believe the Word that its Attributes can Manifest in you!