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7. Voice of God.

E-40 How did Mr. Upshaw... I never seen him in my life. I knowed nothing of him. How'd I know he was a congressman and who he was? But the Holy Spirit revealed it here at the platform. See? He revealed it. His... Makes His secrets known... Now, that's nothing to do with me. See? I... Just happened to be that I was born for that purpose. See?

Just like the pool and the water of Bethesda. It couldn't say, "Look what a great water I am." For when the Angel went off of the water, it was just water. Is that right? That's right.

Now, I'm just your brother, by the grace of God. But when the Angel of the Lord moves down, It becomes then a Voice of God to you. Maybe it...

If I offended you by saying that, forgive me. But I felt that might been resented. But I am God's Voice to you. See? I say that again. That time was under inspiration. See? And I--I felt bad about the first time, but It repeated it.

E-20 (…) I believe she'd read the Bible, and see where that Shunammite went to Elijah, feel down at his feet, for she knew that if she could ever get to that prophet... And they tried to make her leave. And she said... He said, "Go, lay this staff (like Paul laying handkerchiefs), lay this staff upon him."

But she said, "As the Lord liveth and your soul never dies, I'll not leave you." She stayed right there. She knowed that God was in His prophet, and He was the voice of God there on the earth, 'cause He was God's prophet in that day. There was none like him on the earth.

E-73 I was dead once in sin and trespasses. You were dead in sin and trespasses, but it was the voice of God that said, "Come unto Me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, I'll give you rest."

I've seen the voice speak to the cripple, straighten him up. I've seen the voice of God speak to the blind and his eyes come open. To the dying, cancer ridden, to the leper, and see them return back in flesh in the perfect health again. I've seen Him speak to the alcoholics, and neurotics, and the offcast, and the skid row bunch, and they become ladies and gentleman and saints of the living God because the voice of God spoke.

E-37 The Pillar of Fire to Moses was the sign the voice was going to speak. The Pillar of Fire showed that the voice was going to speak. That's a sign, a Pillar of Fire. You people ought to remember that from Houston not long ago. Moses, a prophet, sign to Israel that the promise was just about ready to be fulfilled. When Moses come down and done the sign of a prophet, they knowed right then he'd gather them together. How perfect is God's Word in order, each time the same. Even as I said last night, how the Urim Thummim, and everything has always answered to God.


E-14 Now, the sign has a voice. And now, every true God-sent sign has a voice, and that voice must speak according to the Word that's given for that day, just exactly. If the voice comes the same old voice of the same old... You see a sign, rather, and the sign that the man's doing is the same old school of thought, then you can say right then that didn't come from God. If it keeps identifying the same old school of thought, it never did, it never has, it would be against God's program. It's got to be something new. It's got to be something that the people don't understand; it's got--or it wouldn't be sent. It don't need to be sent, if it's the same old school of theology.

It's got to be something different, yet it's got to be identified in the Word that it is for that day (See?), the positives of God's Word. It has to be that. There's no slip-ups to it. It's got to be the truth, got to be vindicated by God the truth. And the man who speaks it has to be vindicated of God to be a seer from God, or it's wrong. They don't even--they don't even see it at all, don't even believe it.

Signs are--are from God. The sign that follows--or the voice that follows the sign must be the voice of God speaking from the Word for that age. Do you understand it? God gives signs. What does He do it for? Always gives signs. He told them that's what they'd look for Him in the sign. God gives signs to attract the attention of His people.

Now, let's study this thoroughly. See, signs are given to attract the attention of the people. Because when a God-sent sign is given, God is ready to speak. God is ready to speak when the sign is given. If it comes from heaven, it's from God, and God is ready to speak and is trying to attract the people's attention. And the Word comes to His prophet, and the prophet is identified by the sign that he shows. And then He comes to the Word, and the Word's made manifest. That settles it. It don't need any interpretation; God's already interpreted it. See? Just as perfect as it can be. Now, notice. God gives a sign to attract the attention of the people.

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