Now are the Sons of God Made Manifest
As Preached at Restored Word Fellowship in Edmonton on January 10th, 2018.
1 Peter 4: 17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
Judgment begins at the House of God. Judgement begins right here, right now. It begins with us. We are judged by this Word of God. We can deny it all we want, but we cannot hide from it. There is nothing that we can hide from the Lord God. You can hide from me, or from your Pastor, or even from a Prophet, but you ain’t going to hide nothing from the Lord God. In fact, the thing that you are going to try to hide tomorrow, he already knows about it today.
Hebrews 4: 12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
The Word of God reveals. It cuts through the lies, cuts through deception, cuts through unbelief, and cuts through hypocrisy. The Word of God cuts through your religion, your creeds, your dogmas, your traditions, your cultures. It cuts through philosophy, psychology and sociology. The Word of God cuts right to the depths of our heart and soul.
Many times, I find, and I am sure you do too, that when you bring the Revealed Word of God to a sinner, they say that you are hateful and are condemning them. But I am not, and neither are you. So why would they feel that way?
When we hear the Word of God, we either accept it, or we reject it. If we accept it, then that Word will set us free and justify us in whatever it speaks. If we were liars and we heard the Word of God about lying, and we accept it and repent, then that Word justifies us. But if we reject the Word, then our own hearts are condemning us.
1 John 3: 20 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. 21 Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.
If we feel condemned when we hear the Word of God, the Message of the Hour, then it is not the preacher, it is not even the Word, it is our very own hearts that are condemning us. Just as Cain, who was condemned by the very existence of Abel, and hated him for it, we will hate the person speaking. We will think they hate us, and that they are attacking us, unfairly of course, because we are right and they are hateful condemners. We will them immediately tell them to “not judge lest they be judged”.
I don’t know your sins, nor do I want to. So, if you think I am condemning you, or your Pastor up here every Sunday is condemning you, then you are sadly mistaken. But if the Word I bring sounds hateful and condemning to your ears, then Brother, Sister, search yourselves for the Word I am bringing is not my words, but the Message of the Hour, the Revealed Word of God, and that condemnation you feel is coming from your very own heart.
That is why the people rejected Jesus and had him murdered. That is why the denominations hated the Prophet in our day. That is why the world will hate you. Absolutely it will, if you are living this Word of God, if you are born again. If you are born again and filled with the Holy Spirit, your very presence, without speaking a word, will make the hearts of the people condemn themselves. You will walk into a room, and they will feel it, and they will hate it.
They will hate the presence of God!
1 John 3: 12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous. 13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.
The world will hate you for your testimony, for your life, for your words, for the Spirit of the Lord Jesus Christ that dwells inside you.
58-0521 – Behold, I Stand At The Door And Knock – William Branham
Then there is another little door just—just, it’s right around the corner, is another little door, and that’s the door of selfishness: “I’ll let you in, Lord. I’ll join Your church,” and then, “just to see what I can get out of it.”
And sometimes that gets into preachers. And you know, they say, “Sure, I’ll be a minister, if everybody pat me on the back, and say, ‘You’re a good fellow.’” If everybody patted me on the back, and said I was a good fellow, I’d get to the altar just, quick as I could.
Hmm. I know there’d be something wrong, ’cause the Bible said, “Woe unto you, when all men speak well of you!” See. The world knows its own; the world will hate you. But God will love you.
The world will hate you, and love their own. How many message preachers have congregations of 10,000 people here in North American? How many even a thousand? The world hates it, hates the message, hates Jesus, hates his word, hates the truth, and hates them.
Look up any worldly preacher online and you will see thousands of pages promoting them and praising them. Look up William Branham and page after page after page of character assassinations. They write the most despicably evil lies about him. They attack him for every little thing, every off word, every slight of grammar, ever verbal stumble. They attack him for his lineage. They attack him for his education. They attack him for everything. Why? Because his very existence makes their own hearts condemn them.
The Manifested Sons and Daughters of God will be hated, rejected, persecuted, insulted, attacked, gossiped about, slandered and libeled by the world. And that same world will lift up and worship the devils.
Verily they are calling now for Oprah Winfrey to run for President!
Give Us Barabbas!
That cry never ceased. Let this rest in your hearts, and don’t be offended by the world, by their insults, accusations, attacks, hatred. It must be. It will be.
2 Timothy 3: 12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
Let not your hearts be troubled. This will happen. It is ordained to be. Just as Esau persecuted Jacob, Ishmael persecuted Isaac, Cain persecuted Abel, Judas persecuted Jesus, Alexander persecuted Paul. They will be against you, and there is nothing you can do to stop it. Don’t fight it. Don’t attack back. That is not the manifestation of the Sons of God.
Romans 12: 14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
We are the Sons and Daughters of God! It is not enough to be children of God. The Lord Jesus Christ is not taking a child bride. He is marrying a mature woman, and elect Lady.
We must Grow Up!
We are ridiculously immature for the day and hour that we are living. We are children and need to grow up to be Sons and Daughters of God. We are weak and soft in this hour.
Get Weened Bride! Sink your teeth into a nice juicy steak in the Message!
We will never grow up if the only food we get is in Church. We will Fail to Thrive! We have to eat every day, and several times a day. You take a child and you feed him two meals on Sunday and one on Wednesday night and see how he grows. Now image the child who only comes for one meal a week and then sleeps through half of it.
Starvation! You will never grow like that. You will wither and die. You will be powerless to live a Godly life, and they when you do show up to a service, your own heart will condemn you when hearing the Word of God.
Amos 8: 11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord:
The famine is not one of not preaching the Word of God, but of not HEARING the Word of God. Nobody comes to hear, and when they come, they still don’t hear. Jesus said to the people:
John 8: 43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.
That is the case today. People do not understand this Message of the Hour because they cannot hear it. There is a famine of HEARING the Word of God, even in the Message Ranks. It is preached, and preached by the Spirit of God, but it is not HEARD! The hearts of the people are not prepared to receive it.
We do not feed at home. We do not listen to the tapes. We do not read the Bible. We don’t have a family altar. We don’t testify. We don’t live what we hear. We spend less time praying every day than we spend brushing our teeth!
We come in to this building that the Lord God gave us through his grace and mercy, and we hear amazing sermons by the Pastor and Brother Steve, then go out and forget it. We hear it, but we do not HEAR it! We do not apply that Word to our lives. We do not let that Word change us. Like looking in a mirror, the Bible says, then straightway forget what we just saw.
Then we wonder why we have no victory. We wonder why God does not answer our prayers. And we turn around and blame the Ministry.
Then we show up, and the Word of God is brought, and we fight it. We say “why is he picking on me?”. He ain’t picking on you Brother, your own heart is doing that. AMEN?
We Need to Grow Up! We need to be the Manifested Sons and Daughters of God!
Hebrews 5: 12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. 13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. 14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
You cannot send a baby to war. You need trained soldiers without fear. They need to be armed. They need experience on the battlefield. Gideon started out with thirty thousand men. But most were of no value to him. They were not warriors, they were not fighters. They were full of fear. Thus he weeded them down until he had only 300 men left. But every one of those men was a soldier! They were equipped. They were ready for battle. They had a clear eye, and clean heart, full of strength and character.
Ephesians 6: 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Soldiers are in uniform. We are at war! It is time to act like it. Your brother, your sister, they are fellow soldiers in the trenches with you. If you are fighting against them, you are doing the devil’s work for him. Satan wants us fussing and fighting. He wants to separate us.
Don’t work for Satan, his wages are not that good.
Your Ministry is supplying you with ammunition and food for the battle. If we are rejecting what they are ministering to us, sent to us from the Lord God, our mighty general the Lord Jesus Christ, how will we ever win? But you need more than three meals a week! You are fighting a war. How can soldiers will a war on three meals a week?
Make sure you are armed. Eat, eat, and eat, the Word of God, the Message of the Hour. Grow up! Get the whole armour of God!
Pray unceasingly for each other!
I cannot stress that enough. As Brother Jona Emke in Kelowna often says, if you are praying for someone, you won’t be talking about them. Pray, one for another.
57-0308 – The Good Shepherd Of The Sheep – William Branham
And I think when the Church gets real cold and indifferent, God’s sheep ought to kinda huddle up together and pray for each other. And the warmth of real good Christian fellowship, oh, it means so much. David spoke of it in the first Psalm, said, “Blessed is the man that setteth not in the seat of the scornful, standeth in the way of sinners. But his delight is in the law of the Lord: and in the law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree that’s planted by the river of water, and his leaves shall not wither; whatsoever he doeth it shall prosper.”
You see, this is the Manifestation of the Sons of God. Do you see it yet? The Rapture is being held back, not necessarily for the last sheep, that person may well be in the fold, but for the Manifestation of the Sons of God.
Romans 8: 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. 15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. 16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: 17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. 18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. 19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
All nature is sitting back, watching, waiting, moaning and groaning, waiting for the Manifestation of the Sons and Daughters of God. The sleeping Saints are waiting for the Manifestation of the Sons of God. They cannot rise until that first happens.
59-0712 – A Total Deliverance – William Branham
And when a one member would talk against the other member, you know that’s wrong. You are commanded to pray for one another, not to talk against one another, but to love one another. And if someone is down, let’s pick him up, help him. Now, that makes us a—a—a unified group of believers. Now, when we don’t obey that, then we don’t obey God and we displease God. And therefore, our church, our people cannot prosper, the church cannot go on, is because we are disunified, together. As Jesus said, “A little leaven leavens the lump.”
1 John 3: 10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother. 11 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
LOVE ONE ANOTHER!
PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER!
THAT IS THE MANIFESTATION OF THE SONS OF GOD!
John 13: 34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. 35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
By this, by your love one to another, by the Manifestation of the Sons of God, will the world know that you are the disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. The world will hate you. The denominations will hate you. The foolish virgins may hate you. But the Bride will LOVE the Bride. The Sons and Daughters of God will love the Sons and Daughters of God.
We will pray one for another. When we show up here, we will be prayed up at home, we will not come here and pray for ourselves, we will pray for those that are here, and for those that are not.
At the Lord’s supper, the Bible tells us to tarry there for one another. We should be prayed up before we get there, then pray for each other.
The Manifestation of the Sons of God is LOVE!
Let us be the Manifested Sons of God. That also means this:
Matthew 5: 44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; 45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? 47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? 48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
This is something that you can only do with the Holy Spirit. This love is Agape. We MUST love our enemies. We must truly, deeply, with all of our heart, love our enemies. Only the Spirit filled Bride can do that. Only Sons and Daughters of God can do that; children cannot. This only comes with true maturity in the Word of God, in the Message of the Hour, in the Holy Spirit.
Love Your Enemies!
57-0421E – And Their Eyes Were Opened And They Knew Him – William Branham
Let me tell you, just don’t join church now. That won’t work. You’ve got to be borned again. Not an emotional work-up; not some little something you said, “Well, I shouted. I spoke with tongues. I done this, that, or the other.” When really down in your heart, Something comes to change you, and you become a new creature in Christ Jesus; you received the Person, Christ Jesus; when old things die out, and new things are borned again; you make things right, that you did wrong; you love your enemies, you pray for those who despitefully use you; that’s when you’re a Christian. The tree is known by the fruit it bears.
Let us, this hour, right here, right now, be judged by the Word of God.
Let us all just grow up. Let us all become Sons and Daughters of God. Let us from this moment on, consecrate ourselves to the Lord God. Commit to reading the Bible. Commit to listening to tapes. Commit to prayer. Put on the whole armour of God. Take up our swords and our shields and go to war. Commit to Love.
Let every heart hear reconsecrate, rededicate to the Lord God. Let us renew our vows to the Heavenly Bridegroom.
Let us from THIS HOUR become the Manifested Sons and Daughters of God!
Pray one for another. The Bible says if you see someone taken in a fault, pray for them lest you be the next to fall. Pray for each other. Pray for the ministry. Pray for the musicians. Pray for the Deacons. Pray for the Trustees. Pray for the children.
Receive the Word the Lord brings. Let us not be critical of one another anymore. Pray one for another. Cry out to God and stand in the gap for your brother, for your sister. Let Jesus Christ manifest in you as it did in Moses. We are soldiers in the same trench. There is an old saying in war, that you are only as good as the man beside you. So, pray with all your heart for the man, the woman beside you.
Tonight, when we pray, let us not pray a single word for ourselves. Instead, pray for every other soul here, and for those who could not make it here. That man beside you, the woman behind you, that is the Bride of Christ, that is God’s wife, treat them as such.
Pray for them! Pour out your whole heart for them! Cry out to God for them!
Then, pray for your enemies! Pray for those who hate you. Pray for those who despitefully use you, who gossip about you, who insult you. Maybe they stole from you. Maybe they hurt you physically. Perhaps you were, or are, being bullied by somebody. Pray for their salvation, their healing, their deliverance.
Pray, with all your heart for them! We heard earlier that hatred is of the world, of the devil. The devil hates, Christians Love. Let Jesus Christ Manifest in you tonight!
Be the Manifested the Sons and Daughters of God in His Holy Presence!