© John R. Nolan14/7/08

 Rom.8:28-29 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called (predestinated) according to His purpose.

  For whom HE did foreknow HE also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son, that HE might be the first-born amongst many brethren.” 

Job 2:10 “But he said unto her, ‘Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh; what, shall we receive good at the hand of God and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.” 

Job displayed the same compassion to his wife’s lack of understanding as our Lord, our Father and Husband does for us. It is our confession, the words which come out of our mouth, which either blesses or curses our life.

When Christians consider the path of life, the trials which are oft sent to test our faith, we need remember these little tests are not of GOD, though they are allowed by Him. Jas.1:2-15

 Trials may be severe, the loss of son or daughter, a husband or wife; loss of home, job, family, health, sight, all of which are traumatic experiences for any of us, yet we are instructed of the Lord to rejoice, to give thanks.

We need recognise these are demonic attacks aimed at disrupting, testing our Faith, our relationship with GOD, and are of little relevance, significance, when considered in the context of eternity.

 What are the words we are allowing to escape our lips? Have we a positive or negative confession? Do we question GOD re our trials?

Do we accuse Him of unfair or too arduous tests, or do we praise Him and give thanks for the trials, which James tells us, 1:2-8 are for our benefit, our maturing, our growth, in the knowledge of He with Whom we have to deal?

Are our words wholesome, encouraging, uplifting, constructive, and, most importantly, honest? 

What is the confession of those who are purporting to be Christians?

For a Christian there are not too many options when it comes to our confession, and we need encourage each other, daily, in the vitality of having a correct confession, according to the Word of God. 

Throughout Scripture we have many references to the importance of the words which we speak and their relevance to our position with God. 

Early in the Book we find the children of Israel expressing their desire that GOD no more speak to them directly, but that He speak to Moses who would convey the Message to the community. 

 “And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us and we will hear, but let not GOD speak with us, lest we die.” Ex.20:19. 

Should we not ask if the Gentiles have duplicated this gross error, have allowed an hierarchy of religious spirits, denominational sycophants, to illegally adopt the position of co-respondents betwixt GOD and our selves?

Man appointing, or allowing Lucifer, through man, to install religious hierarchies, in whom the populace, the misguided, uneducated people, place their faith, their trust, and the responsibility of supposedly communing with GOD on their behalf.

“Now therefore go and I will be with thy mouth and teach thee what thou shalt say.” Ex.4:12 

“Let him speak My Word faithfully.” Jer.23:28; 

“Every idle word that man shall speak…” Mt.12:36; 

“and the tongue is a little fire, a world of iniquity; so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature, and it is set on fire of hell.” Jas. 3:6 

“To the Law and to the testimony; if they speak not according to this Word it is because there is no light in them.” Is.8:20

We see from these few quotes that what we speak is relevant and our responsibility.

So what does it mean when we say all things work together for good for those who love the Lord and who are called according to His purpose?

It is all well and good to quote Scripture, statements made by the prophet to this last age, bro. Branham, but what is the reason behind it and what are we looking for, to validate or demonstrate through our writings, our words?

What is God’s purpose and what is our involvement in His plan? 

GOD’S purpose through His creation is to manifest, reveal His character, nature, personality.

To be GOD, He needs to be worshipped, as a god is an object of worship. He wants to be known, loved, appreciated, and to communicate, have fellowship with His family, His children. 

People will point out the horrific state of politics, famines, disease, wars, chaos, the current economic collapse with which this world has been cursed since man took control of the planet.

It is difficult to find even one thing we, the human race, have achieved, which could be considered worthwhile, of social value, environmentally friendly or edifying, since we got kicked out of the Garden of Eden.

We have polluted our atmosphere, our oceans, the soil, with our chemical wastes. 

We have slaughtered the animals GOD created, put on the earth, the fish, whales, etc., to satisfy greed, and an insanity, a lust for power, to subjugate the world to our wishes, our  maniacal, destructive, demonic lust to kill, maim and destroy all we come in contact with. 

We have felled most of our rain forests, which are responsible for the precipitation that provides our rain, let alone oxygenates our atmosphere; devastated our foundations, the very surface of the earth through massive mining operations and turned our most valuable, productive, fertile fields into barren wastes of concrete and clay mausoleums.

Most of what has taken place over the last 6,000 years, especially in the last 200 years, has not been working to our good, or that of GOD. 

Mankind has taken the Word of GOD and perverted IT, misinterpreted IT, and, more tragically, used IT as a weapon, a tool through which power crazed men, and even more insanely, women, could suppress, subjugate and control, illegally and immorally, their communities. 

This may not appear to be good, in the context GOD was implying in the quote from Rom.8:28-29, but is in fact fulfilling GOD’S plan.

 What we need comprehend, is that GOD is in control of the show, and He really does not need our advice, instruction nor any form of assistance to accomplish that which He has planned.

Bro. Branham preached, 14 July 1963, “Why Cry, Speak!” 

GOD used the following Scriptures as the basis for the message which He spoke through the prophet’s lips. 

Ex. 14:13 “And Moses said unto the people, fear not, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will show to you today; for the Egyptians whom ye have seen today ye shall see them no more, forever.

Ex.14:14 The Lord shall fight for you and ye shall hold your peace.”

15 “And the Lord said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? Speak unto the children of Israel and they shall go forward.” 

Why cry, speak, is a particularly relevant thought for those of us who are partakers of the second Exodus, as we prepare to, no, as we recognise that we are already in the land, and we are now instructed by GOD, to take possession of the land which we are now in.

When we state we are already in the land, we are of course referring to the physical tabernacle in which we are temporarily trapped, our body, which is made of the dust of the earth. 

This present tabernacle is made of dust which was cursed by God, way back in Gen.3:17. The body we wait for, the physical frame in which we will dwell eternally, will be made of ground that is not cursed, and, according to GOD’S Word, is already waiting for us in the next dimension. 

It will have no sin in it, no sickness, no aging process, no hunger, no deterioration of any type, and is the eternal body we should have had, but for the ‘fall’.

As we increase in our knowledge of Him, and receive further revelation of what He is doing right now, amongst His people, our faith becomes His Faith, and we, through our continuing repetition of His Word, get our body change. 

One suggests we, the bride of Jesus Christ, will be used by GOD to actually speak the body change and the rapture of 1Thes.4:15-16 into manifestation. 

Many Christians already are experiencing the beginnings of our body change, as our flesh is bought under subjection to the Word, instead of the world.

We see the healing taking place in firstly, our Mind, (where the battle really is,) and also the miraculous taking place in our physical body. Amen.

What is our confession? 

The confession of a Christian, a part of GOD’S very elect, is that we are healed, made perfect, righteous, and already partaking of the Heavenly Fruits promised abundantly in His Word.

We are no longer expected, by GOD, to be whimpering, weeping, cringing, before Lucifer’s puny attacks, but to be boldly speaking His Word, and rejoicing in the victory we have, through Him.

Are we not in Him? 

Thus, we were in Him when He was hung on the cross to pay for my and your sins.

We were in Him when He was resurrected from the dead.

We were in Him when He ascended into Glory.

We were in Him, according to the Word, before the foundation of the world, when Christ was crucified, in Him, Jesus, in God’s mind. 

What are we squabbling about, what are our childish, petulant tiffs about?

Why do we allow other people, be they professing Christians, family, friends, whatever, to disrupt our peace, which He has given us? 

It is time we stood up for what we believe, make sure our beliefs are in line with the revealed Word for this moment, today, and rejoice in our salvation, in our revelation and in His Presence, in us, now. Amen.

 Why Cry? Speak! Hallelujah!