Dewitt Tabernacle Teaching Series
“THE HOLY GHOST AND THE GIFT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS”
A PERSONAL NOTE TO OUR READERS: I need to speak a few words about God’s Sign Gift of Mercy to His Prophet Wm. Branham. Many of us have heard of this Gift operating when Br. Branham was having a healing Service. When God turned it on, Br. Branham could see the People as God was seeing them and their life became an open book. It was without Question a Supernatural happening. Even so, many of our People do not yet have the revelation that God intended the Gift to Produce. May I state it here in all of its simplicity. It was God’s Proof that He desired to heal all who would come with a repentant heart, not only understanding that He could heal, but also have the revelation that the Gift was to show His great willingness! We are only half way to our answer by knowing that He can heal. The other half of the revelation is knowing that it is always His will to heal a repentant Person. Amen
1ST COR. 1:30-31, 30
“But of him are ye in Christ
Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification,
and redemption: 31
That according as it is written,
He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.”
Saying a Person, Jesus, is Our Righteousness.
ROM. 5:17-18, 17 “For
if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive
abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign
in life by one, Jesus Christ.) 18
Therefore as by the offence of one
judgment came upon all men to
condemnation; even so by the
righteousness of one the free gift
came upon all men unto justification of life.”
God’s Goal is To Rid His
Bride of All Condemnation, Leaving Perfect Faith that will Take us out in The
In the beginning of this Sermon, I want to State the Revelation that I
believe The Lord wants His Bride to have. We
already know that there is only one Form of Eternal life, and that life
is the Spirit of Christ, which is the Holy Ghost living
in our Flesh bodies. The revelation
is that the Holy Ghost and the Gift of Righteousness are one and the Same thing!
But we have Some Precious People who have the Holy Ghost, but who are
still Seeking The Gift of Righteousness.
We need to understand that when we are truly Born Again (Have the Holy
Ghost) that Christ Himself, who is the Holy Ghost, is also The Gift
of Righteousness! We can’t
have the Holy Ghost without having the Gift of Righteousness.
We can be Justified and not be Sanctified.
We can be Justified and Sanctified and not have the Holy Ghost.
But we can’t have the Holy Ghost and not also have the Gift of
Righteousness. The Holy Ghost is a
Person (Christ) and the Gift of Righteousness is also a Person, Christ.
He is our Righteousness. They
are the Same Person, and so when that Person comes to live in us,
we have Jesus Himself, who is our Gift of Righteousness.
But it’s like having Money in the Bank, deposited by a Friend that we
didn’t know about. This Sermon is
to make us aware of our Spiritual Bank Account.
God Sees our Faith and calls us Perfect.
In order to have victory over the messenger of Satan that is Sent
to buffet us, we must claim The Gift of Righteousness daily.
There is only one way to have Personal Victory over the devil, and that
is to daily claim God’s Free Gift of Righteousness, which is the
Holy Ghost Himself living in us.
Jesus is The Holy Ghost, and Jesus is The Free
Gift of Righteousness!!
To receive the Gift of Righteousness by Faith, is to be rid of
condemnation, and condemnation is what kills Our Faith.
1st John 3:20-22, 20 “For
if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.
if our heart condemn us not, then have
we confidence toward God. 22
And whatsoever we ask, we receive
of him, because
we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his
There is only one way
to be rid of condemnation, and that way is to receive the Holy Ghost and claim
His Gift that Sets us Free from our Guilt!
When God told us in the Scriptures to Give No Place to the devil,
He knew we could not always keep His Holy Law Standard, and that we would always
have failures in the Flesh.
Yet in Eph. 4:27, He said, “neither
give place to the devil.” We
are daily giving Place to the devil unless we are claiming the Free Gift of
To receive Condemnation for our Failures is to give place to the devil.
In Times Past, we haven’t realized what we were doing, but now our
Bridegroom is rounding out our Faith.
Perfect Faith comes as we realize that there is no Sin charged to
God’s Elect. 1 John 3:9, “Whosoever
is born of God does not commit Sin, for His Seed (God’s Seed) remaineth
in him, and he cannot Sin, because he is born of God.”
This Scripture is not Skim
Milk! It is not for Church Natural!
It is Food for the Bride. Let’s
look at 1 John 3:9, for a little bit.
It says that if a Person is Born of God he does not commit Sin!
To be Born of God is to have a New Soul!
(God’s Soul) Here in our
Scripture, the New Soul, or the new nature is called the Seed of God!
What Kind of Seed does God have???
In His Seed, or in His Kind, there is no Sin.
So that when He Places His Seed (Soul) in us we can no longer love Sin.
But God leaves the law of Sin in our Flesh that came from the
devil. The Serpent had a Seed
and it was Placed in Eve and
Produced a law of Sin in our Fleshly members!!
We had no say so about this thing that happened in the Garden of Eden,
and for this reason God was obligated to make a way of escape for those
who would accept it.
1 Cor. 10:13, “There hath
no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are
able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may
be able to bear it.”
are looking at the ESCAPE ROUTE! It
is the new Birth, the New Soul, the Spirit of Jesus
Christ, the Holy ghost, the Seed of God, in which there can be
no Sin. This escape route
includes the Gift of Righteousness, which is the Holy Ghost
which is Jesus Christ, who is Himself the Gift of Righteousness.
Do we have the Holy Ghost, which is The New Birth??
If so, are we claiming to also have the Free Gift of
Righteousness? Are we refusing
all the devil’s attacks where he tries to condemn us for our Sins?
Are we understanding the statement of Jesus where He asked the Question,
“Which is easier to Say, thy Sins be forgiven
thee, or rise take up thy bed and go unto thy house.”
(Matt. 9:5) Do we understand
that when our Sins are gone, the devil has no more ground to stand on, and our
Sicknesses have to leave also?
When we by Faith receive the Gift of Righteousness, which is Jesus
Christ, the Holy Ghost----then we are standing on the Solid Rock,
(Jesus) and the devil is on Sinking Sand.
QUOTE: “What is the Holy Ghost?” Pg.1.
“The doctor will give medicine for
Pneumonia, and maybe two
days later they will die with it, after he has Pronounced them well.
It recurs again. But when
that Soul is healed, you have then in you Eternal Life”
Because we have in us the Person of Jesus Christ, who is
total Righteousness, and in whom there is no degree of Sin.
And Jesus Himself then is our New Soul, and in that New
Soul we cannot Sin, and so 1 John 3;9, becomes a reality in our life!
1 John 3:9, “Whosoever is
Born of God does not commit Sin, for His Seed remaineth in him and he cannot Sin
because he is Born of God.”
“Know ye not that the
unrighteous shall not inherit the Kingdom of God?
Be not deceived:----.” Here
is the Bomb that the Holy Ghost wants to drop into our midst. (This is for
Bride) We are all still
unrighteous until we by Faith receive The
Gift of Righteousness! For
the Scripture says, “There is none Righteous in our Flesh.”
Rom.3:9-10, “What then?
Are we better than they?
No, in no wise: for we have
before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin; 10
As it is written, THERE IS NONE
RIGHT EOUS, NO NOT ONE.” We
are told in Matt.6:33, to “But Seek ye First the Kingdom of God and His
Righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.”
Now we will quote Some of God’s Promises to the Righteous.
(Do we understand now how it is that we are Seen as righteous in God’s
Eyes??) Rom 8:1-10, “There
is therefore now no condemnation”
And where there is no condemnation there is Perfect Faith in the Person
who is our Righteousness. (Jesus) I will close by
reading Rom.8:1-10, To me these verses are the Key to the Bride entering
into Rapturing Faith (Perfect Faith) Rom.8:1-10,
“There is therefore now no
condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh,
but after the Spirit. 2
For the law of the Spirit of
life in Christ Jesus hath made me
free from the law of sin and death.
what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending
his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the
That the righteousness of the law
might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh, but they that are
after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. 6
For to be carnally minded is
death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7
Because the carnal mind is
enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can
So then they that are in the flesh
cannot please God. 9
But ye are not in the flesh,
but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you.
Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. 10
And if Christ be
in you, the body is
dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of
so we conclude that although the Feeling of Condemnation will still come
to us, we now know that God is greater
than the feeling of Condemnation that Comes to us, and He knows What is in
our heart, and will judge us Accordingly.
Br. Branham made a Statement once and said, “For a long time I have had
a Feeling that bothers me. Like as
if I had taken Candy away From a Baby. This
writer believes it was the devil condemning God’s Prophet for Some Failures he
had made along the way. But then he
had a revelation about the “Gift of Righteousness,
and The Lord
told him it would bother
him no more. I noticed that God did
not tell him that the Feeling would not come any more, but that the Feeling
would not bother him anymore! Br.
were repented of moment by moment, as he had need to repent, the
Same as we have to do.
Because of our revelation about God’s Free Gift of righteousness, we no
longer receive Satan’s condemning spirit when he comes.
We are in the group that Paul Spoke about in Rom. 4:1-8.
In verse 8 he said, “Blessed
is the man to whom The Lord will not impute (charge) Sin.”
This Verse by itself is
life changing and life saving. Amen