Faith and encouragement

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Translation Nuggets 57

The world is entering a stage where it cannot cope with all its problems. This earth is very perilous; the times are uncertain to its leaders. The nations are in perplexity. So at some point they will make the wrong choice in leadership, simply because they do not know what the future holds. But we that have and love the Lord know what is ahead. And He definitely will guide us through any turbulence, uncertainty or problems. The Lord is kind to those who stand firm and believe His Word. And He is full of compassion. Psalm 103: 8, 11, “The Lord is merciful and gracious and slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. If his children make a mistake he is helpful and merciful to forgive. Micah 7:18, “Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, because he delighteth in mercy.”

If satan tries to condemn you for something you said, or something that is not pleasing in the Lord’s eyes, one should just simply accept God’s forgiveness and the Lord will help you grow stronger; and your faith will increase and pull you out of any problems you are confronted with. When people do this, we see tremendous miracles take place. The Lord Jesus has never failed an honest heart who loves Him. And He will never fail those that love his Word and expect his coming. If you love his promises and this writing, then you know you are a child of the Lord. Jesus is your shield, your friend and Savior. Many things will be confronting this nation and its people, but the promises of God are sure, and He will not forget those who have not forgotten him and those who are helping in his harvest work.

Special Writing #105

SCROLL # 244 paragraphs 5 – WM. BRANHAM. – The heavenly vision – Quote: I think most of you remember how I said, I had always been afraid to die, lest I should meet the Lord and He should not be pleased with me as I had failed him so many times. Well, I had been thinking of that one morning as I lay in bed and suddenly, I was caught up in a most peculiar vision. I say it was peculiar for I have had thousands of visions and not once did I seem to leave my body. But there I was caught up; and I looked back to see my wife, and I saw my body lying there beside her. Then I found myself in the most beautiful place I have ever seen. It was a paradise. I saw throngs of the most beautiful and happiest people I have ever seen. They all looked so young – about 18 to 21 years of age. There was not a grey hair or wrinkle or deformity amongst them. The young women all had hair down to their waists, and the young men were so handsome and strong. Oh, how they welcomed me. They hugged me and called me their darling brother, and kept telling me how glad they were to see me. As I wondered who all these folks were, one beside me said, “They are your people.” I was so astonished, I asked, “Are all these Branhams?” He said, “No, they are your converts. He then pointed me to one lady and said, “See that young lady that you were admiring a moment ago; She was 90 years old when you won her to the Lord.” I said, “Oh my, and to think this was what I was afraid of.” The man said, “We are resting here while waiting for the coming of the Lord.” I replied, “I want to see Him.” He said, “You cannot see Him just yet: but He is coming soon, and when He does, He will come to you first and you will judged according to the gospel you have preached, and we will be your subjects.” I said, “Do you mean I am responsible for all these?” He said, “Everyone one. You were born a leader.” I asked, “Will everyone be responsible? What about saint Paul?” He answered me, “He will be responsible for his day.” “Well I said, “I have preached the same Gospel that Paul preached.” And the multitude cried, “We are resting on that.”

COMMENTS – {CD #1382, JESUS CARES – The Lord is the one that never fails and is always with us, to answer our prayers according to divine providence. Right now we still have time to praise the Lord for one day it will be too late to do so on earth, for it will be time for heavenly praises; (translation has occurred and too late for those left behind). When the Lord brings a message – you watch and really see who loves the Lord God. Only the Lord is going to be able to bring those who will come in. Because you cannot tell it right now, but there is coming a great separation, (Matt. 10:35). Some of those same people will want to come in but it will be too late, the door has been shut, He has cut it off and taken his children out.

We live in dangerous times like we have never seen before and is actually a time to get in and serve God. People look around and see all the tragedies, sufferings and pain on earth and the people begin to ask and wonder, does Jesus Care? He cares but not many people care for Him. My message is Jesus cares. He has compassion for them but very few have compassion for Him.

Sin attacks all colors, black, white, yellow or more. But salvation from Jesus saves all, cares for all and works miracles for all who believe, by faith. Jesus cares for all races. When you pray you have to accept it in your heart that He has done it, than when you are asking. Jesus cares no matter who you are and where you are. He had already paid for your sin by his blood because He cared. Be of good cheer your sins are forgiven he told them as he healed the people; before even going to the Cross, because He stood, as the beginning and the end of all things and is also all knowing. He knew even those that will accept his forgiveness ahead of time. That was his faith, that it was already done before he laid down his life for all mankind. Ours is to believe. (He took the form of man, lived on earth as man and gave his life for man because He cared; Jesus cares). In his book he listed all that He had saved; the book of life from the foundation of the world.

The love of Jesus for mankind was tested to the limit as recorded in Matt. 26:38-42, “ O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt, —— O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.” In Luke 22:44, we read, “And being in agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.” Jesus could have as well refused to go to the Cross and back away from a generation of disobedient people, but He faced the odds because He cared for you and for me and had our names written in the Book of life by faith. All these were because Jesus cares. He died in our place because He cared. He rose from the dead because He cared about us and He said, “I am the resurrection and the life.” Jesus cares even for us today. Jesus cares.

In Luke 7:11-15, we read about the woman who lost her son to death and they were going to bury him. And they crossed the path of Jesus. Much people followed the corpse for burial. And when the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her. This woman was a widow and the dead person was her only son and much of the city came out to mourn her dead. But when Jesus saw and heard of her situation; He cared so much as to bring the dead back to life; Jesus cares, Jesus is still compassionate. Remember John 11:35, “Jesus wept,” Jesus cared for Lazarus that was dead; that after four days He still cared, that he came to his tomb and called him back to life; Jesus cares. According to Luke 23:43, Jesus though suffering the pain of crucifixion, still cared for the life of the thief on the cross with him, who showed and spoke faith calling Jesus Lord. And saw the kingdom of Christ by faith and said’ “Lord remember me when thou comes into thy kingdom;” and Jesus replied because He cared. In his reply Jesus said, “Verily I say unto thee, today shalt thou be with me in paradise.” Jesus despite his personal circumstance showed he cared. He gave the thief peace of mind and comfort that there is really another kingdom and that He would see him today in paradise. For sure the thief now had peace, and was able to understand what Paul, later in the scriptures brought to light in 1st Corinthians 15:55-57, “O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” In John 19:26-27, Jesus said, to his mother, “Woman, behold thy son; and to John he said behold thy mother.” Jesus cared for his mother even at death, that He put her care in the hands of John; all because He (Jesus) cared. Be it known to everyone that Jesus cares.

Sometimes the devil will come against you in every way to discourage you. There are also thousands of blessings for you, if you can only reach out and take them. If you are full of love you will be rewarded with hate as they did the Lord. Each one of the elect, if you get and have enough of divine love in your heart; satan will look you up. He will reward you with hate, discouragement, compromise, and try to change your mind from the Lord. It is that divine love that will get you out of here; because without that divine love no one can leave the planet. Without divine love your faith will not work exactly right. That kind of faith and that kind of divine love, when they mix together, they mix into magnificent and powerful and become so strong that it turns to God’s white light and changes into rainbow and we are gone.

Anybody that loves the Lord and has love for souls will be rewarded with hate. It does not matter your age, color or nationality; God cares for all. Sin attacks all colors and salvation saves all colors; for all that will believe in the word of God, the gospel of Jesus Christ. He died on the Cross for all people; but He will come back to take his people that believe. He is going to get them out. I believe this is the midnight hour, the last hour, the quick, short, great and powerful work period.

People think they can jump around, speak in tongues, do as they like, and do not care about reaching the lost souls: They are going to be surprised who will be left behind when He says come up hither. You got to stay turned in for God. A lot of people may put the gift ahead of the Holy Ghost; but it is not going to work. You have to put all together, and when you do He will take you out of here.

My job is no matter how many people get upset with what is said or preached; I will have a record book saith the Lord. He will never change it, what I preach will be on record. Keep your eyes on Jesus.}

A look at Acts 7:51-60, will show some revealing facts. Stephen was making his defense of the gospel when he struck a sore spot on the Jews and they decided to kill him. In verse 55, it reads, “But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up steadfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God; and Stephen then said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.” In this God allowed Stephen to behold as an encouragement, as he was about to face death. Jesus cared to encourage Stephen, and showed him the glory and power of God; Jesus cares. Stephen in a moment knew his departure was near as in verse 57-58, they stoned him as they laid their clothes at a young man’s feet, whose name was Saul; later changed to Paul. And they stoned Stephen calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit (because Jesus cares). And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep. Now the quality of Christ was found in Stephen at this important moment. When Jesus was crucified on the Cross He said, in Luke 23:34, “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do,” Here, Stephen said, “Lord lay not this sin to their charge.” Jesus cared for those who killed him and here Stephen showed Christ in him caring; when he prayed for those who were responsible for his death.

After the death of Stephen, whose last prayers covered Saul, came to be answered. In Acts 9:3-18, Saul on the way to Damascus to persecute the Christians, a bright light from heaven shinned around him that he lost his sight. He had a voice calling him, “Saul, Saul, why persecutes thou me?” And Saul replied,” Who art thou Lord?” And the reply was I am Jesus. Stephen cared for those that hated and killed him that he prayed for them. God answered his pray of care for those that cut his life short: As He met Saul of the Damascus road. He confronted Saul in love with blindness to get his attention. God, now let Saul know who he was dealing with. I am Jesus who you are persecuting. Jesus cared for Stephen’s prayer and manifested it; in that Jesus cared for Saul also. Jesus really cares. Most of us were saved because Jesus cared to answer the prayers of others on our behalf, maybe years after; Jesus still cares. He said, I will never leave you nor forsake you; because he, Jesus cares. Study John 17:20, “Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their words.” Jesus cares, that was why He prayed for us in advance, who will believe in him by the testimony of the apostles; Jesus cares.

Over the years as a Christian I have had encounters in my dreams where dead was stirring me in the face and there seemed no hope and Jesus suddenly sent help. And in some cases He put his name, Jesus in my mouth; to achieve victory. These were because Jesus cared and still cares. Check the various ways God had shown you, in your personal life that Jesus cares. If you really love and care about the Lord, satan will look you up. In Dan. 3:22-26, the three Hebrew children who refused to bow and worship the image of Nebuchadnezzar were cast into a burning furnace to die instantly; but one like the Son of God was the fourth man in the fire, Jesus was the one because He cared. I will never leave nor forsake you.

Jesus Christ saved us from sin and gave us eternal life because He cares, (John 3:16). Jesus paid for our diseases and sicknesses because He cares, (Luke 17:19 the leper). Jesus cares about our daily needs and supplies, (Matt. 6:26-34). Jesus cares for our future and that is why there is coming a translation which separates the elect, (John 14:1-3; 1st Corinth. 15:51-58 and 1st Thess. 4:13-18): All because Jesus Cares.

Jesus cares most of all by; Giving us his Word, Giving us his blood (life is in the blood), and Giving us his Spirit (his nature). All these are aimed at separation for the translation. The Word of God sets us free because Jesus cares. His Word heals, (He sent his word and healed them all, because Jesus cares, (Psalm 107:20). The seed is the Word of God, (Luke 8:11); Bro. Branham said, the spoken Word of God is the original seed. Bro. Frisby said, the Word of God is the liquid fire.

Remember, Hebrews 4:12, “For the word of God is quick and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged 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.” Jesus Christ is the Word and because he cares He gave us himself, the Word. Jesus Christ because he cares, tells us the importance of the Word as written in John 12:48, “He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.” Jesus cares, Jesus really cares.

(The Capstone message is God’s care for and to the elect; so is Branham’s message.) To care means to feel concern or interest, attach importance to something, look after and provide for the needs of another, showing kindness and concern for others. Caring, faith and love require action on the part of the person showing it. When you care for what Jesus Christ did for you, then you do like the man in Luke 8:39, and 47, (publish it). Jesus cares.

057 – Faith and encouragement