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September 2012 Newsletter:Until The Time That His Word Came: The Word of The LORD Tried him

“Until the time that his word came: the word of the LORD tried him.” [Psalm 105:19]
“And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.” [Acts 1:7]
“And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high” [Luke 24:49]
“This morning might be the time that you make up your mind, whether you're going to listen to what the television says, or what the paper says, or what the theologians say, or what God said. Let me tell you as a people; don't you listen to what anything says, but what God says. Wait on that still small voice, and He will change you. You say, "I'd like to believe, Brother Branham. I wished I could believe. I wished I could do certain things." But you can't. Why? You don't get quiet long enough. You don't get into a place to where the--the doubts are all gone. When you enter into the place where the doubts have passed away, then you'll be free and you can hear the voice of God speaking, "Child of Mine, I am your Saviour. Child of Mine, I am your Healer. You don't have to do these things. I died that you might be free." But as long as you're down here in this vibration, mixed up with all kinds of voices, just whirl away from all of them.” [Hear His Voice, Jeffersonville, IN, 58-1005M]
“I want you to notice the unchanging continuity of God's Word and His works. See, He never changes His--His program. He never changes His ways. Just as perfectly, the Scripture is in perfect continuity. Everything that God does is in continuity with what He done. See? And what He did first, that's, He'll do it the second time the same way. And just to prove it to you, He has made laws in the earth. And He has always given His people a sign before the event happens. Now He has always done it. And He will always do it, because He is the unchangeable God. "I am God," He said, "I change not." The way He sets His program at the beginning, that's the way it is in each age. He never changes it.[The Super Sign, Shreveport LA, 63-1129]
Revelation 3:10  "Because thou has kept the word of My patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth."  What does He mean by the "word of His patience?" Hebrews 6:13-15. "For when God made promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no greater, He sware by Himself, saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee. And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise." You see the Spirit is speaking about the Word of God which is given to us. To wait for the fulfillment of that Word required patience even as it did in the case of Abraham. He endured as seeing Him Who is invisible. He was patient and then the Word finally was fulfilled. This is the way God teaches His people patience. Why, if He fulfilled His Word in physical manifestations the very instant you prayed, you would never learn patience, but would become even more impatient with life. Let me show you this truth even more fully set forth. Hebrews 11:17,  "By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises (the Word of God) offered up his only begotten son." There it is: Abraham was tried AFTER he received the Word of Promise. Most think that as soon as we pray in Jesus' Name over the good promises of God that there could not be a trial. But here it says that Abraham was tried after he received the promise. That is exactly correct according to the Psalmist referring to Joseph, 105:19,  "Until the time that his word came: the Word of the Lord tried him." God gives us exceeding great and precious promises. He has promised to fulfill them. He will. But from the time we pray until the time we get the answer we must learn to receive patience into our souls for only in patience do we possess life. May God help us to learn this lesson even as we know the people of this sixth age learned patience. We read the history of the lives of these great Christians; what a contrast we see between their lives and ours for they were so patient and quiet, and today we are all but overcome in over-impatience and haste. [Philadelphian Church Age  -  Church Age Book Chpt. 8]     
“Notice him. First thing you know, Moses begin to pray, walked down towards the Red Sea, made his step. And the Lord sent down a wind, and it blew a path right across the Red Sea. Oh, how God always makes a way of escape. Every trial, He'll make a way. Stand still. Don't go to jumping about and getting scared. "Stand still," He said, "and know that I am God." And when the trials get hard, remember, it's God sometime, trying to demonstrate His love to you. But remember, no matter how many Red Seas, God's path went through it. God lead... Isn't it strange how God leads His children?” [An Exodus, Indianapolis IN, 56-0615]

“Everybody... It's just becoming a--a neurotic age. Everybody's all built up, haven't got no time. And that builds up to a place that it breaks up things, it causes people to have hard feelings when they snap them off and--and say things you don't mean to say. Now, everybody's guilty of it. I'm guilty; you're all guilty, We--we do things under pressure that we wouldn't do otherwise. So they's a--they's an excess pressure built up today. I believe, before I go any farther I might say this: I believe it's the enemy coming down and pressing. I believe it's the devil. And we know the coming of the Lord is at hand, and the Bible said in the last days that the devil would go about like a roaring lion. And if he could get you under pressure, hurrying, running over something, you'll make decisions that you wouldn't make if you'd set down and think it over.[Letting Off The Pressure, Jefferson IN, 62-0513E]

Paul was correctly a prisoner. He wasn't making any wrong statement. He was trained by the Holy Ghost, again, to wait on the Word. Now, he had been trained one way, but--but God had trained him another way now. He was trained by the Holy Spirit to wait upon the Lord, no matter what his ambitions was. Now I'm going to, help by the Holy Spirit, show you something. See? Now let's just take an instance. One day, Paul and Silas, coming down the street in a certain city where they was holding a revival. And a little, demon-possessed girl kept following him, crying out after him. And no doubt but what Paul knowed that he had the authority, as an apostle, to rebuke that evil spirit out of that woman. But did you notice? He waited, day after day, until, all of a sudden, the Holy Spirit spoke to him, said, "This is the hour."”[A Prisoner, Jeffersonville IN  63-0717]
Eve was to believe the Word as It was given to her. Is that right? She wasn't to listen to anybody else say anything about It--just the way It was given to her. That's the way she was supposed to believe It. There'd never been a death, if she'd believe that. That's right. And a man or a woman that will take God's Word just the way It's given to us, hold It the way God said It; It's Life. But to mix It with some wisdom of some organization, you die right there. Just like it did in the first... That's the seed. That's the way, that's the way It acted the first time; that's the way It will act every time; It always has. God permit, we'll prove that through the Bible this morning. That's the only way that it can grow, is to separate itself from all reasonings or anything else and just believe the Word.” [Wisdom Versus Faith, Jeffersonville, IN, 62-04013]
“Then Its believers watch for the fulfillment of what their prophet said, and that's identification that they are God's prophets. Because, first, they're inspired. Next, they stay exactly with the Word of the hour. Then that's his credentials. See, we went through that last Sunday. Many false prophets will rise. And we give the illustrations of how that Balaam and Moses, both of them anointed with the same Spirit, one of them said, "We're all one. Let's come join, put our girls and all together. We got pretty girls over here, and you boys come over here and take you a nice wife. That's all right, we're all one people, anyhow, the same race." God never did forgive them for it. They listened to that. See, the world and the--the people are watching for some little outlet, some little bypass, some little shortcut, but there is no shortcuts in the Word of God. There's one Pattern. You must cut yourself and fit that Pattern, not try to cut the Pattern to fit you. Everybody must do that. That's the only way God has of doing it[Events Made Clear By Prophecy, Jeffersonville IN, 65-0801E]
Patience with what? What kind of patience? First thing is have patience with God. If you've got real genuine faith, you'll have real genuine patience, because faith worketh patience. When God says anything, you believe it. That's all. You got patience. Say, "Well, I asked Him last night to heal me, and I'm just as sick this morning." Oh my, what patience. God told Abraham, and twenty-five years later there wasn't even one sign; he still believed it. He was patient with God. Put Him always before you. Let Him be the next crossing thing. You can't cross Him, so just keep Him before you. "He said so, and I'm... It's going to happen." See? Keep Him before you.” [Stature Of A .Perfect Man, Jeffersonville IN, 62-1014M]
“Now, notice. Jesus had commissioned them to go up at Jerusalem and wait. The word "tarry" means "to wait," doesn't mean to pray, means "to wait." They was not fit subjects yet to preach, because they only knew His resurrection by His Person, of seeing Him outside. He--He commanded them not to preach any more, not to do nothing until first they had been endued with power from on high. I don't believe that any preacher is sent of God or can be correctly ordained... Because God is infinite. And what God does once, He does all the time. Now, if God would not let them preach until they'd went to Pentecost and received the Pentecostal experience, no man, unless some deep desire of his own or some organization has commissioned him, has the rights to enter a pulpit until he has been filled with the Holy Ghost. That's exactly right. Because he's leading them by an intellectual conception of some organization until he's filled with the Holy Ghost; and then he is giving them the food of the Dove; The Lamb and the Dove, as we spoke of last evening.”[Questions And Answers On The Holy Ghost, Jeffersonville IN, 59-1219]
We must keep the Word of God. Don't presume nothing. Just don't take it for granted. Don't venture out when you haven't got authority to. The thing to do is stay there, and wait, if it's ten days, twenty days, ten years, or whatever it is, until you are dead positive, and the Word witnesses by itself that it's so. Then you're right. That life will straighten up, and come right to tall, come right to its place. It sure will.” [Presuming, Phoenix AZ, 62-0117] 
Our Bible Study Subject for September 2012:Until The Time That His Word Came: The Word of The LORD Tried Him
May the Lord help us wait for His Word to be fulfilled in our lives and not try to come up with "reasonings" to cover our shortcomings.
Bro. Robert Wilson
LWB is dedicated to all who are looking for the appearing of the Lord Jesus Christ; to you we owe credit for the materials used herein."Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching."[Heb 10:25]."So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase."[I Cor 3:7]
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