To many church members today are deceived in thinking they have the Holy Ghost; by receiving merely the doctrines of men. There are all kinds of familiar names we could put on the doctrines people follow. Just say a certain word use a particular phrase and the people respond with great enthusiasm. But they are blindly following something they call the truth and then worshipping in vain. With this they rise up with a arrogant spirit, indifferent, fussy and high-tempered attitude. That is not the spirit of God. They are completely out of order, do not even follow church order, all they think about is my church or what some preacher told them whether it lines up with the Word of God or not. “It shows they received a church spirit, and not the spirit of God…” They may even call themselves the Bride of Jesus Christ! But what kind of spirit do they have, how do they react to the Word of God when it is preached?
To contrast that; God will have a people that will speak for God, not a political minded organization of men, but a Bride that follows the Word of God! Even though many have spoken for God and no longer do they speak for Him.
William Branham wrote in Church Age Book – “A momentary consideration of church history will prove how accurate this thought is. In the Dark Ages the Word was almost entirely lost to the people. But God sent Luther with the WORD. The Lutherans spoke for God at that time. But they organized, and again the pure Word was lost for organization tends toward dogma and creeds, and not simple Word. They could no longer speak for God. Then God sent Wesley, and he was the voice with the Word in his day. The people who took his revelation from God became the living epistles read and known of all men for their generation. When the Methodists failed, God raised up others and so it has gone on through the years until in this last day there is again another people in the land, who under their messenger will be the final voice to the final age.
Yes sir. The church is no longer the “mouthpiece” of God. It is its own mouthpiece. So God is turning on her. He will confound her through the prophet and the bride, for the voice of God will be in her.”
May God speak through His people as He promised to do. Rev 22:17 “And the Spirit and the bride say, Come.” Who is that Bride, and those people that become the Voice of God?
Pastor Bill Ivy
Living Word Tabernacle
Campbell Missouri (Gibson Community)