This morning, I'd like to speak about what we call the 'Token'. A token is a symbol, guaranteeing the required price has been met. A token is a receipt. It may be in the form of a ticket, or perhaps a medallion ... but that's in the natural realm.
The natural types the Spiritual and it's the Spiritual application that concerns us. The Token is the sign that the blood has been applied. That's the price that's asked and required by God. From the beginning God's law requires a life for a life. When Adam was formed, God said, 'If you partake of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil; that day I'll require your life'.
Knowledge, or carnal reasoning against the Word of God is sin. The wages of sin is the surrender of life in exchange for death. Time - and even price inflation - have not affected the terms of this deal. If we unbelieve the revealed Word of God, we lose our life: not only in this place but in the world to come.
The only way to balance the books, is to meet God's price - Life for life. But as a result of the fall in the garden of eden, each one of us is conceived in sin, shapen in iniquity, and comes into the world speaking lies.
We're born with a chain around our neck. The legacy of Eve's sin. And of Adam crossing the time line and the life line to redeem his wife. A perfect type of the second Adam, Jesus Christ, Who died to redeem his Wife. Death came through the woman. The prophet Job said, 'Man born of woman is of few days, and full of trouble. Like a flower, he blossoms momentarily, then withers: and as the shadow of a passing cloud, he quickly disappears'.
There's not one person whose life is as pure and acceptable to God as Adam's was - before the fall. We're dying from the moment of birth.
I was preaching in a foreign country, where the minister told of an Australian who spoke with a pronounced aussie accent. He began his sermon, ... 'I've come to preach to die'.
And each of us is dying. No one related to Adam by sex could offer God a life which could substitute and thereby redeem Adam, or even themselves. SURELY you can see by the VIRGIN birth, CIRCUMCISION, and all these things, that the original sin was adultery. God's law requires a life for a life. But it must be spotless, and without wrinkle, or any such thing.
The virgin birth provided the answer. And Jesus paid the price, by shedding His own Blood. Then, from His Life came the Holy Spirit. And when the Blood is applied to you, the Holy Spirit or new birth is the token that your price is paid. That God has received you.
Now, there are many people who don't know what that token is, and I have to speak as if NOBODY knows, so that all of them will see it. Just like preaching salvation; we have to preach salvation as if it's for EVERYBODY, which we know it isn't. We have to preach Divine healing for everybody, yet we know it isn't. See? Jesus came to save those who were in the Book of Redemption before the foundation of the world. He only came to save those. Who they are, I don't know. But nobody can have faith unless you say it's for whosoever. And it IS. Nobody can come, unless God's called him. And that's true.
So there's many people that won't be saved. We know that. Before the world began, God knew they wouldn't be saved. There's many that won't be healed (see?). They just can't grasp it. They don't know what it is. Many will be. But we preach that it's for everybody, because we don't know who that person is; we just don't know. That's a 'whosoever'. But some people just can't grasp that faith.
And it's the same thing with this Token. The Token, we've talked about is the life of Christ in you. It is the Baptism of the Holy Ghost. It's the new birth. Now is the time for the manifestation of the Token. See?
The Token is not the Token unless It's on display. Do you remember Israel? God gave them a token that He'd accepted the life of a substitute. He said, each household must kill a lamb and paint its blood on the doorpost of the house. That blood was the sign or token that the life of the animal had been given, because the life is in the blood. The spirit of mortal life travels through the bloodstream, just as electricity flows through a copper wire. And the blood on the doorposts was the evidence of a life surrendered for the lives of those inside.
This day in which we're living should cause the church to go into desperation. We've played long enough. We've attended church long enough.
We've got to do something! It's the midnight hour. The death angel is in the land today like it was in Egypt. We must have the token on display. The blood is not the Token like it was for Israel. We must have the life.
The blood was the Token for two thousand years of the Church while the truth was lost and Christ was a Mediator. Since the Lamb came forward, loosed the Seals, and revealed them through the angel to Laodicea; that which is perfect is come. We now have the fullness of the Word, Christ is no longer a Mediator for that which was in part. The Token must be on display, and "When I see the Token, the same Life that was in Jesus Christ, in you, I'll take you to the Eternal land of the Millennium".
The day's close to hand when all outside the Token will be cursed. And there'll be weeping and wailing, and gnashing of teeth.
God has manifested Himself to us in these last days by great signs and power. His willingness to heal and save us, ought to throw us all into desperation, to get that healing Stone.
Let our hearts be filled with love in this day, and be in earnest, and in desperation. After a while, it may be too late.
Jairus had a little daughter who was dying. He was a borderline believer. He believed Jesus, but was afraid to confess it, because they'd put him out of the synagogue. But the doctor came one day and said, "She's dying." Desperation set in. A man in his position couldn't afford to be caught with Jesus of Nazareth, because he'd lose his job in the denomination.
But when emergency came, it threw him into desperation. I see him now, hunting for his preacher's hat. Here he comes down through the crush. A woman just touched Christ's garment, and was healed of her blood issue, and everyone was rejoicing. But he spoke up and said, "Master, my little girl is lying at the point of death. Master, Master! My little girl's lying at the point of death. If You'll just lay hands on her, she'll live."
My! Desperation makes you say things, makes you do things, and puts you into action. His daughter was saved by his desperation.
Let us be desperate. In desperation watch for the Kingdom of God, the new birth, and It'll come upon you. The new-birth is the Token and the Token is the Life of Christ. We receive It by receiving the PRESENT Truth, and living It.
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We've just got to get a handle on these things. Jesus keeps all of His appointments. God is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance'.
Nevertheless, Jesus stated emphatically that the generation that saw Israel restored to the Promised Land should not expire through old age before the Millennium comes in. And He finishes dealing with we Gentiles seven years before that time. It's later than we think. It's later than we dare imagine.
If the righteous are scarcely saved, where do the sinner and the ungodly stand? If you don't yet have the TOKEN, you'd better apply It to your life. You'd better get into desperation, like Jairus.
When the Queen of the South heard that the gift of God was working through Solomon, it drove her to such desperation she took part of the wealth of her kingdom, and traveled three months across the desert, by camel train. They could've been attacked and killed. She ventured her life. She ventured her property. Desperation made her lay aside all she had to see the Gift of God.
She wasn't disappointed. When she got there, there was nothing withheld from solomon of the things she wanted to know. The Word of God discerned the thoughts and intents of her heart ... and more. ... desperation!
Jesus said, 'She'll rise in the Day of Judgment, with OUR generation, and condemn it'.
Jesus said, 'AS it was in the days of Lot' wherein God veiled Himself behind the flesh of a created Man and discerned the thoughts and intents of Abraham and Sarah's hearts - telling them all about themselves, just like He did through Solomon when He told the Queen of the South all about herself, that Sign will repeat.
That Sign has repeated. God veiled Himself behind the flesh of a sinner saved by grace in our day, and revealed Jesus Christ the same, yesterday, and today, and forever, by the same Sign. That man was the late William Branham. And it's later than you think. We'd better get into desperation!!!
It's later than we think. Get away from the forest of fears. There is no fear in love; but perfect love - the new birth - casts out fear: because fear has within it the thought of punishment. So he who is afraid, has not yet grown into love's complete perfection' (I John 4:18).
'He that overcomes (that's love - the new birth) shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be My son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, [and the drug dealers] shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death' (Revelation 21:7-8).
According to "AUSTRALIA, DOPE and the CIA", an Intelligence Report by Al Douglas regarding the China Dope Story, and dated June 15, 1989, several of our knights of the Realm, leading political and business figures, and America's CIA are all implicated in the movement of cocaine from China through Australia to the U.S. one of them is said to have been at one time on the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia.
This report ties the Nugan Hand Bank back to the CIA, connects it with these individuals, and the now defunct paramilitary National Safety Council. (You'll recall the administrator of this private army was found shot dead... Frank Nugan was also found shot dead).
Under the sub-heading, 'Nugan Hand, the CIA, and the Political Landscape of New Zealand and Australia' the report says, 'In 1974 and 1975, the governments of both Australia and New Zealand were changed in dramatic, unprecedented developments. In 1974, the anti-communist Labour Party Prime Minister of New Zealand, Norman Kirk, (an "old-style" non-Fabian Laborite according to many New Zealanders) died very suddenly under suspicious circumstances. The next year the Labor Prime Minister of Australia, Gough Whitlam (a genuine creep in most ways) was sacked ... there seems to be no question whatsoever that the CIA orchestrated Whitlam's ouster, in part through the vehicle of Nugan Hand Bank.
(And when Nugan Hand collapsed with $50 million or more missing, almost none of these "very wealthy individuals" came forward to claim their money, a rather extraordinary fact, unless of course they were in the drug trade, or other black operations and did not want their names known.)
The intelligence report gives three reasons, then says, 'fourthly, Whitlam, though generally screwing Australia's economy, made some moves, which reportedly made some influential New York financial figures [Ah! Yes, ... they who would rule the world], quite angry, in not waiving restrictions on overseas borrowing for asset-stripping the Australian economy, demanding 50% Australian ownership of Australian corporations, etc.
Kirk had made a series of similar nationalist-leaning type moves for the New Zealand economy at the same time.'
The report concludes, '... the general overview here is that since the late 1960's there's been a massive expansion of the dope trade run through Australia, (and New Zealand as an ancillary), coordinated by the CIA (e.g. the Nugan Hand Bank). This dope trade has been responsible for the miraculous rise to fame and riches of a distinct, and inter-linked group of multi-hundred millionaires and billionaires, who now play commanding roles in the politics of these two countries. ... the extraordinary new element in our appreciation of these two countries, via examining the Nugan Hand Bank, is how much of what is now the 'mainstream' political superstructure of the two countries, has been constructed on a foundation of drugs.'
Now what is the message in all of this for Christians. Firstly, we see that even as nations we reap what we sow. Secondly, we're near the climax of world history. There is no hope for our country or for the world order. They're rotten to the core. We must choose this day whether to serve God, or mammon.
The faceless thugs that control the money, manipulate governments, and foment wars and revolutions to their commercial advantage, with a view to ruling the world as if we're so many human cattle, have bought the souls of many of our leading citizens. Australians are so far away from Jesus Christ, that we've surrendered our liberty, and our sovereignty as a nation to these monsters.
Praise God! Jesus said when the evil conditions of the days of Noah and of Lot repeat, look up, for your redemption draws nigh. We know these things must come to pass at the end of the Gentile dispensation, because the churches are apostate. Were the churches not apostate, these things could not befall the country because we would dismiss them at the ballot box, prevent their citizenship, and gaol them for their corrupt slight of hand.
Run to Christ while there's yet time. Soon they'll say 'peace, and safety; then sudden destruction comes upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness that that day should overtake you as a thief' (I Thessalonians 5:1-2). radio036.html
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