God's Power To Transform.

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  Living Word series.

Renewing of your mind.

William Branham.

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God's Power To Transform.

Now, over in the Book of Romans the 12th chapter and the 1st and 2nd verses, we wish--wish to read this Scripture.

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, and acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and perfect... good, acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Now, if the Lord willing, I want to take my subject for this morning on: "God's Power To Transform." That you might not be conformed to this world: but be... transformed by the renewing of your mind,... (now) and prove that which is that good, perfect, and acceptable, will of God.

It's an old familiar text that many of your pastors has used down through your time. It's been used since It was written. But yet, one thing about the Word of God, It never grows old, because It's God. It never grows old. Through every generation now for pretty near, about twenty-eight hundred years or better, this Word of God has been read by men, priests, and so forth, and never does It grow old. I've been reading It myself for some thirty-five years. And each time I read It, I find something new that I looked over the first time. Because It is inspired. It is God in letter form. See, It's the attributes of God speaking fore--forth and is placed on paper.

Many times men said, "Well now, man wrote this Bible." No. The Bible says Itself that God wrote the Bible. It is the Word of God. And It's... It never can fail. Jesus said, "Heavens and earth will fail, pass away, but My Words shall never fail." And It cannot fail in being God, because It's part of Him. And then you being His son and daughter, you're part of It; that makes you a part of Him. So that's why we come to fellowship together around the Word of God.

Now, this word "transformed," I looked up in the dictionary yesterday when I'd almost lost track of the time that I was to be up here, when I was looking for a text. And I found this word, or this text, rather, Scripture. And in the dictionary it says that it's "something that's changed." It's to be "changed, transform, made different than what it was." It's been, "Its character and everything has been changed in it": to transform.

And I thinking this morning, in Genesis 1. This world was without form, and was void; darkness was upon the earth, nothing but a complete chaos. And when this world was in that condition, the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the water, and the entire picture was changed from a total chaos to a garden of Eden. That transforming power of God, that can take something that's nothing and make something wonderful out of it, God's transforming power...

And we understand that, I--by reading the Scriptures, that God was six--six thousand years in making this preparation for this Eden. Now, He might not have been that long; but just presuming, and taking it from the Scripture where It said one day with God is a thousand years on earth, that is, if God should count time. And say it was six thousand years He had in making the earth, and He had planted upon the earth all good seed. There was just everything was perfect. I think, many times, when even critics begin to read the Book of Genesis, they begin to criticize It, because It seems like It constantly repeats Itself, or throws you out here and there. But if we would just notice for a moment, before we get into our text, that Moses saw the vision. And God spoke to him. God spoke to Moses face to face, lip to ear. Now, He never spoke to any other man like that, as He did Moses. Now, Moses was a great, one of the greatest of all the prophets. He was a type of Christ.

And now, God can speak, He has a voice. It's been heard. God can speak. And God can write. God wrote the ten commandments with His Own finger. He wrote on the walls of--of Babylon once with His finger. He stooped down and wrote in sand one time with His finger. God can speak. God can read. God can write. God is the Fountain of all grace and power, and of all Divine wisdom is in God. So therefore, knowing that He is the only Creator there is... There is no other creator but God. Satan cannot create, at all; he only perverts what's been created. But God is the only Creator. Therefore, He created by His Word. He sent His Word. So all the seeds that He had placed upon the earth, He formed those seeds by His Own Word, for there was no nothing else to make the seed out of. He had placed them, and they were beneath the water. He just said, "Let there be this, and let there be that."

Now, we find out that many times it look like the Bible repeating or saying something to what It doesn't say... For instance, in Genesis 1 we find that, "God created man in His Own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them." And then He goes on, and many things happened upon the earth. Then we come to find out, there was no man to till the soil. Then God created man out of the dust of the earth. That was a different man. And He breathed the spirit of life into him, and he became a living soul.

The first man was in the image of God, which is Spirit, John 4, says, "God is a Spirit, and they that worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and in Truth." But God is a Spirit. And the first man that He created, was spirit-man, and he was in the image and in the likeness of God. And then He put this man in flesh, and man fell. So then God came down and become in the image of man, that He might redeem that fallen man. That's the real Gospel story, to my--to my opinion.

Now, God, in six thousand years had planted all these wonderful seeds, or He had spoke His Word. "It shall be this way. This tree shall be. This shall be." Everything was perfect. It was just good. And He commanded each one of those seeds that they would be, they would transform themselves into the plant of which kind of life that the Word of God had spoken in them should be. If it was an oak tree, it was to bring forth an oak. If it was a palm, it was to bring forth a palm. Because the great Creator had just sent forth His Word, and the Word seed was there before the real seed was ever formed. And the Word formed the seed. See, He made the world out of things that does not appear. See, He--He made the world by His Word. God spoke everything into existence.

And being God, the Creator, speaking all things into existence, it must've been a perfect world. It was a--a beautiful place. It was a--a real genuine paradise here on the earth. Now, as every place has to have a headquarters somewhere... This convention has a headquarters, and this chapter has a headquarters, and a church has a headquarters. And God has a headquarters. And so this great place, nation that we live in, it's got a headquarters. And so this great Eden had a headquarters, and this headquarters was headed up in the garden of Eden, or in Eden, east of in the garden. And God placed over this, to rule all His great creation here on earth, His son and His son's bride, Adam and Eve.

God was the Father of Adam. Adam was a--the son of God, according to the Scriptures. He was the son of God. And God made him a helpmate out of his own body, perhaps a rib from over his heart, so she'd be close to him; and made him a helpmate. It really wasn't his wife as yet, no more than it was man as yet; He had just spoke it. And there's where the trouble come, Satan found her before Adam did. So it was just His Word He had spoken.

And we are all still in the image of God. But some are so deformed as sons of God, that walk contrary to His Word and to the way that--that He had us and provided for us to walk. Setting something, the world twists us out of the way, pull us close to it, and away from that straight, narrow strip that He planted us in, to be sons and daughters of God... Sin has done this evil thing to the sons and daughters of God.

Now, to you that's out into the broadcast, wherever you are, I want you to receive Christ out there, as your personal Saviour and be filled with His Spirit. The words that's been said this morning, may they drop into your heart. And may there you receive Jesus. And you watch your life, and you see what you live afterwards. And take the thinking man's Filter here. When you see yourself doing something that's contrary to this Word, move from it, right quick. See? Because there is a Filter that keeps death away from you; that's God's Word. His Words are Life, and they will keep you from death.

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God's Power To Transform.

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