FROM: MRS. BRIDGET IDUN
"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the first-born among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that love us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come. Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 8:28-39).
I thank the Lord Almighty for making me believe this end-time message of God's Prophet, William Marrion Branham. This is the greatest thing that has happened to me since birth. I also thank my husband and pastor for being the vessel through whom God reached me.
I got into the Message (the unadulterated revealed Word of God) in the year 2008, but the Message got into me at the latter part of the year 2010, and I have never been the same since then. I had always been a member of the Methodist Church but when I got into the message my understanding of Scriptures became amazingly clearer and exceeding joy became my portion when I heard the Word. Like Paul of old, I couldn't stay in denomination after I saw the Light. I stayed out of denomination as the Voice in Revelation 18:4 bid me. Like Moses, when I was far from the 'burning bush', I had a wrong perception of It but when I got closer, I heard a Voice (the message of the hour).
I used to read the prophet's sermons without much understanding and was instead pointing out grammatical errors. It got to a point I thought the believers of the end-time message were worshipping a man, instead of God. It really set me thinking for some time till God's grace found me. God justified me, sanctified me and filled me with His Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit indeed led me into all truth as promised in John 16:13, "Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself: but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come". After the Holy Spirit experience, the Word of God has become brand new to me. It actually sets my heart on fire. How can a sinner like me be purged to the extent that the things I used to do, I do them no more. I have been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb. God has picked me out of the miry clay and placed my feet on a rock to stay. I can confidently say that I am the reason He came, for He didn't come for the righteous but for a sinner like me (Matthew 9:12,13). I was once a sinner (unbeliever) but now I am His righteousness. I am happy to know that my past has been forgiven, and my future secured.
I thank the Lord for picking me out of denominational doctrines and traditions of men, and revealing His Word to me. I understand it matters not if I am an eleventh-hour worker, I will receive the same reward as early believers who found this truth decades ago. In a message Questions And Answers On Genesis 1953, the prophet said "You're no bigger, and you're no more in the sight of God than that drunkard that was converted a hour ago. That's one thing the reformation never purged, was these things" and I say Amen to that.
It, however, saddens my heart to hear or read articles where people criticize and say all sorts of false things against God's vindicated prophet, William Marrion Branham. There are others who genuinely do not know the deep things of God and thus misconstrue truth for falsehood. Scriptures indeed have been fulfilled when people cannot endure sound doctrine (2nd Timothy 4:3) and call right wrong and wrong right. No man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed (1st Corinthians 12:3). The spirit that made people call our Lord Jesus Belzebub is still working in people. How can they read books of pastors and so-called prophets but when we read the prophets message books, they have a problem with that and instead say we have ignored the Bible and are reading a man's books. I guess those who are quick to condemn this honorable man of God don't know that a prophet is God's mouthpiece and God will do nothing unless he reveals His secrets to His servants the prophets (Amos 3:7).
In John 5:39, the Lord Jesus told His critics to search the scriptures if they did not speak of Him. Did His critics search? No, they did not. They had a fixed mind. They had been told by their Pastors and religious leaders that the Lord Jesus was a false prophet. If they had taken the challenge from the Lord to search the scriptures, they would have probably received the Lord.
I must confess that this journey with the Lord has not been smooth-sailing at all. My faith has been tested on several occasions and I know that the Lord who brought me into the message has stood by me and helped me overcome all situations.
In a message, The infallible Word of God, preached in 1956 the prophet said "... Every son that cometh to God must first be tried of God and tested. He is indeed a faithful God and has never failed me. I have hung my soul on this message of truth, and nothing will take me away from it (John 10: 28, 29). There is nothing present, nothing future, neither sickness nor peril, can ever separate me from the love of God that's in Christ Jesus.
I believe it takes God's grace for a man to desire truth and find it. God's grace found me, I desired truth and I have found it.
In conclusion, I will like my dear reader to help me sing this song which speaks of my little testimony.
" Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
that saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost but now I am found,
was blind but now I see.
'Twas Grace that taught my heart to fear.
And grace, my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed!
Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come;
'Tis Grace that brought me safe thus far
And Grace will lead me home.
The Lord has promised good to me.
His Word my hope secures.
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.
When we've been here ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun.
We've no less days to sing Gods praise
Than when we've first began.
May the Name of the Lord be praised now and forever.