The Voice of God in Letter Form

Here is a beautiful quote from brother Branham and some thoughts I have written down in regards to the Scripture.
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150    Those apostles and them of that day, who was ordained to Life; He knowed it. Said, “All the Father has given Me will come. Only thing you have to do is just make My Voice known; they know it, for My sheep know My Voice.” And a voice is a word expressed. [Blank.spot.on.tape–Ed.] “They believe It, anyhow. They don’t have to scientifically prove anything, or ask any Sadducee or Pharisee, or anything else, about it. I said it, they believe it, for My sheep hear My Voice.”
151    And This is the Voice of God in letter form, because This is the entire revelation of Jesus Christ, Old and New Testament put together. Amen. There you are.

The Bible is what God will judge the world by, not by our experience, not by the tapes of brother Branham. The Bible is God in letter form, in fact it is the very Voice of God in letter form. When theology is properly taught it is properly expounding upon biblical truth. It is not properly expounding from the tapes of brother Branham. The message of the hour points us to a proper understanding of the Voice of God in letter form – the Bible. The most accurate and authoritative way to hear the voice of God is to read the Scriptures. Many times we hear God speak to us in various ways, but even that is a process to be able to hear correctly, wait patiently for God to work, etc. Even then sometimes we make mistakes thinking we heard God when we did not. However, when we turn to the bible we know for certain that we have heard from God.

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
(2 Timothy 3:16-17)

The words inspiration of God means God-breathed. God’s breath brought forth the Bible.

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.
(2 Peter 1:21)

It didn’t come by the desire and will of some man, but the men spoke and it was recorded as the Holy Spirit moved upon them. The word “moved” comes from the Greek ‘fero’ and it means to bear or to carry. The men of God were carried by the Holy Spirit out of their own will and into the will and mind of God himself.

These words that are recorded in a book then become the standard bearer, the torch, the light and the reality that we all point to. It is often said that “the letter killeth but the Spirit giveth life” as though the Scripture itself brings death. When Paul refers to the letter killing in 2 Corinthians 3:6 he is speaking in contrast to the Law of Moses. He calls the Law, the ministry of death. It is the ministry of the word of God, how can the word bring death? It is because of the fault that is found in the person to whom the Law is given. We are carnal, sold under sin and unable to obey the Law of Moses so it brings death. Therefore, Paul calls it the letter that kills, for it brings condemnation. However, under the new covenant, we are given the Holy Spirit to write the Law of God upon our hearts and enable us to obey. According to Romans 8:4, those of us who walk after the Spirit have the righteousness of the Law fulfilled in us. The Holy Spirit brings life to a dead sinner which the letter would kill. The Bible does not bring forth death, it is Life, it is Hope, it is Reality, it is Truth, it is the Voice of God in letter form. If you wish to listen to God’s Voice go and read your Bible. There is nothing wrong with the letter, the letter is just and good and holy as Paul says in Romans 7:12. The fault is not with the letter, the fault is with you and me. We are born as slaves to sin and unable to obey the letter. We can never in ourselves obey it. But when we receive the Holy Spirit we are set free from sin, given a new heart and the laws are written in our hearts and mind. (Hebrews 10:15-17)

And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death. For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me. (Romans 7:10-11)
The commandment, or the word of God was ordained to bring life not death. The purpose of the letter of God is to bring life, but because of sin deceiving us the word of God kills us. However, the purpose of the word of God to man was life – redemption – a new body – a new life on a new earth. The Scriptures are life giving to those with the Holy Spirit and God has infused them with his breath – they are a manifestation of his very mind.

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