Senior Pastor Rev. Bernie G. Garcia

Pastor´s Notes

Words of Life for January 2018

107 † And he was religious as he could be, because Jesus, in questioning here, he said, "I have kept these commandments, observed them all from my youth." That's right.

108 See, he had been brought up right, taught right, and everything. But when he was confronted with the--the thought of Eternal Life... Now I want you to notice, with all this character that he had, he yet knew he did not possess Eternal Life.

109 † Now, all of our societies, our church, our membership and the things that we hold so dear, our American societies, and everything, is very fine, there's nothing to be said against that. And our Christian Business Men's society here, is a great thing, it's been a open door for me to... on my interdenominational thoughts that "we are Christians."

110 There is no one (no one denomination) can claim us, a real Christian, because you belong to God. Denominations are man-made, and Christianity is Heaven-sent. But in all these things that we have, as good as they are, as fine as we come together, and as nice of meetings as we have, and social understanding that we have, yet we're each one confronted with Eternal Life. And no matter how successful we've been in business, how successful we been, and what a great church member we are, and how we work, how we try to do things right, still, if it's not done in the right way, it is a worship of God in vain.

111 Jesus classed that the same way, as I stop here for a moment. He said, " In vain do you worship Me, teaching for doctrine the commandments of man." Now think! A sincere, honest worship (with the sincerity of your heart) to God, and still be in vain! It began that way with Cain, at the Garden of Eden. Sincere worship, but was rejected! Very religious, still rejected!

112 † In Shreveport last week, week before last, at a Business Men's meeting, a breakfast there where several hundreds of people had gathered, I took two and a half hours to speak on: Doing God A Service Without It Being God's Will. Now, that sounds strange, but we've got to channel ourselves into God's provided channel and God's way of doing it. No matter how much we think it's right, it's got to be according to the Word of the Lord or it's in vain. Cain worshipped, but it wasn't according to the Word of the Lord. The Pharisees worshipped, but not according to the Word of the Lord. And in this particular message to the Business Men, I taught this.

113 † David, he wanted to do the Lord a service, and he was right in what he said. He said, "Is it right for the ark of the Lord to be down there? Let's bring it up here." In the days of the king, the other king that he succeeded. He said, "It's not right. They never consulted the Lord by the ark, but we must do it." Now, that's correct, what they should done. He said, "We should go get the ark, and we can consult the Lord." And that's right, it was down in the other country. Said, "We got to bring it up here. Get it up here and put it in our house here, and worship the Lord."

114 Now notice he went in the wrong channel to do it. He consulted the captains of fifties and hundreds and thousands. They all was consulted, every one. Seeing it was the will of the Lord, looked like that it was the--the Word of the Lord.

115 † The Word of the Lord, sometimes, you have to put It in Its right place or it's not the Will of the Lord. See? Now let that soak deep and you'll get a--a general conception of what I'm trying to say.

116 I don't want the church to fall into the steps that you found over there in England: long hair, and painted-face men, and pervert. We don't want that! No matter how religious it sounds, and how much Elvis Presley can sing religious songs, he's still a devil. And I'm no judge, but "By their fruits you know them." See? He's a Pentecostal, but that don't make a bit of difference. See, your fruits bear record of what you are.

117 No matter if the Spirit comes upon him, he could speak in tongues, he could shout, he could heal the sick, and Jesus said, "Many of them will come to Me in that day, and say, 'Lord, haven't I done this and that?' And I'll say, 'Depart from Me, you that work iniquity, I never even knew you.'" See?

118 We've got to be real, genuine Christians, and the only way we can do that is confront it with this question here of "Eternal Life."

119 † There's only one form of Eternal Life, and that comes from God. And He foreordained every creature that would ever have It.

“Leadership” ……William Marrion Branham…….1965-1207 ……… Covina, CA

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