3. God’s His own interpreter. [2 Peter 1:20-21, John 1]
WHAT SHALL WE DO WITH JESUS? PHOENIX, AZ 64-0126
80 You may say to me, "Brother Branham, you've got the wrong interpretation of It." Well, that's to your opinion.
God don't need any interpreter. God's His Own Interpreter. That's what the trouble of it is today; we got too many manmade interpreters. God can interpret Himself. His Own vindication of His Word is the interpretation.
The Pharisees might've cried out too, "We got the interpretation."
The Sadducee says, "We got It." But Jesus was the interpretation. Amen.
The manifestation of God's revealed power, promised, is the vindication. Read the Scriptures and see what the church is supposed to be today. Yes, sir. God don't need any interpreter.
That's a--what they done to Jesus. They found out back there that they thought He didn't have the interpretation. He was the interpretation. God didn't have to interpret It. Jesus' Life interpreted. He said, "Search the Scriptures, for in Them you think you have Eternal Life; They are They that testify of Me. And if I do not the works of My Father, then believe Me not. If the works that was spoke of this day, don't manifest Itself in Me," He said, "then don't believe it."
Did They do it? God said, "A virgin shall conceive," and she did. You believe it? Certainly; but they didn't. "A virgin shall conceive," and she did. It said the lame shall walk, the blind shall see, and what would take place. It proved they would do it, and Jesus was the manifestation.
Moses said, "The Lord your God shall raise up a Prophet like unto Me." The Word comes to the prophet. And the prophet... The Word is a Discerner of the thoughts of the heart. When they see Him doing that discernment, they said, "This is Beelzebub, a fortuneteller." That's no more than a name they pin on Him, the same thing today, called, "holy-roller," or something like that. That's right.
87 Though He needs no interpretation, He was the interpretation. God proved it by Himself. Who is that sinful man today, or who was that sinful man then, that would deny that the Word wasn't interpreted?
Jesus asked them, said, "Search the Scriptures. They testify Who I am. They are the interpretation. If My life doesn't interpretate what I'm talking about, then don't believe Me."
What sinful man could there be today, that could look in the face of the Bible and see if the Holy Spirit isn't the Interpreter of the Word today, making Hisself known by manifestations of promises of the gifts, and the things that He promised to do in this day: Malachi 4 being fulfilled, all the rest of the Scriptures being fulfilled, and see it right here at the end of the time. You don't need any man to interpret it. No, sir. It interprets Itself. It proves It's the Message of the hour. Repent and turn to God, all the world. You churches, repent and turn to God. Don't try to wash Him from your hands, 'cause you can't do it. The issue's right on now, as it was then.
He said, "Search the Scriptures; They testify of Me." Jesus said, "My works are My interpreter."
GREATER THAN SOLOMON. DALLAS, TX 64-0306
26 And God is His own Word. "In the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God and the Word was God. And the Word was made flesh and dwelled among us." He's the same yesterday, today, and forever. He still... God don't need any interpreter.
We interpret; we say, "This, there... This is that, and this is that," and so forth. God don't need an interpreter. He's His own Interpreter. God don't need us to interpret His Word. The Bible, It's written, and It said It's of no private interpretation. God said in the beginning, "Let there be light," and there was light. That's the interpretation of it. God said, "A virgin shall conceive," and she did. That's the interpretation of It. It doesn't need anybody to interpret.
God said, in this day, these things would happen, and they are. It don't need any interpretation. It's God doing His own interpretation. It happens. No matter how much we try to twist It, and say it don't mean this, and don't mean that. It means just exactly, and God is His own Interpreter. He vindicates His Word, and that's His interpretation of It, because it's brought to pass.
WHEN THEIR EYES WERE OPENED. BEAUMONT, TX 64-0312
E-27 As I said last night, God don't need any interpreter. I can't interpret His Word. Neither can anybody interpret His Word. He's His own Interpreter. When He said He'd do anything, He does it, and that settles it. That's all there is to it. He said He would do it, and He did it. That settles it. There ain't nobody tells this is that, or that's that. He does it Himself. Our interpretations is nothing to the Scripture. He speaks Himself, and that's the way it is.
WHAT IS THE ATTRACTION? JEFF. IN 65-0725E
156 To speak a word, is a man; confirm a word, is God. To say something, is one thing; God to do it is another thing. God don't need any interpreter, He does His Own interpretation.
THINGS THAT ARE TO BE. RIALTO, CA 65-1205
10 Now, I believe that in... God, in the beginning, being the infinite God, He's finite and--or infinite, rather; we're the finite. His mind is so much greater, and we in our little finite mind cannot understand His great, infinite wisdom. But therefore, when He speaks anything, it may seem very strange to us to hear Him say a certain thing in the Scripture, but it's got to happen. I believe that His Words will never pass away; therefore, I believe that God that--knowing that we in our little finite mind could not interpret His--His great mind, He interprets His own Word. He doesn't need any interpreter. He interprets His own Word by vindicating that Word in Its season.