Hebrews 10:38
“Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.”

He must have been something to behold, when Martin Luther got the revelation that the just shall live by faith. Practically his whole life he had questioned, struggled with, and sought after the truth about works leading to heaven. The Catholic church’s teachings had created this struggle within him and he could never truly break free until this revelation struck him. When he read Hebrews 10:38 for the first time, I imagine all of heaven peered over the banister to watch.

Brother Branham says, “God called Martin Luther to go preach justification, and he did it”, (1959 “Conference With God”). It was Luther’s message that it is not the works of the individual, the constant confession to the priest, the buying of indulgences, or the recitations at the priest’s bidding. It was by faith that the just shall live. It is by faith that we accept Jesus Christ into our hearts. When the blood of Jesus Christ is applied, we stand in Christ as if we had never sinned in the first place. Though we have done many wrongs in the flesh, in Christ Jesus we stand sinless. His blood shed on Calvary has justified us.

Martin Luther's message was not the end of the story, but it was a major chapter in the book of Calvary’s cross. This revelation of justification by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ opened the door to the future of Christianity as we know it today. It broke the bonds of Catholicism by saying that it is faith that connects us to Christ, not the church.

Have you been washed by the water of the Word, justified by your faith in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ?

65-1212 - “Communion”
But yet all at once I looked up, and I said, "I'm not the son of Charles and Ella Branham. There's Something calling." Like my little eagle, "I'm not a chicken. There's Something up yonder, somewhere. O Great Jehovah, Whoever You are, open up! I want to come home. There's Something in me, calling." Then I was born again. That little Life was laying there, the life of water was poured upon It, then It begin to grow. Now, that old life was forgiven, put in the sea of God's forgetfulness, to never be remembered against me no more. See? Now we stand justified (as though we never had sinned) in the Presence of God.

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Leviticus 22-23