The WORD : As recorded live from a Word of God Revival crusade. Transcribed in its entirety, this dynamic message is also available on cassette or CD.
I’m reading in Ezekiel 37:3. “And he (God) said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest.” This is a good way to escape from believing. Amen? “Well, God, you know.” You know how people are today? They say, “Well God knows all about it.” Well why don’t you start believing? However, Ezekiel says, “Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD. Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live: And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD. So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied…” I am going to quit there and come back to it a little later. “So I prophesied as He told me.”
Luke 1:37 and 38, regarding Mary and the angel that came and visited her, “For with God, nothing shall be impossible.” This is the angel talking. “And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.”
I want to show you something else. John 3:5 and 6, “Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee (Nicodemus), Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” This is very strict, isn’t it? “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.”
John 6:62 and 63, “What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before? It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.” Isn’t that beautiful?
You at home can do the same thing now. Get your Bible. John 15:7, “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.” Isn’t that beautiful? In John 17:17, Jesus tells his Father, “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.”
You may say, ‘Brother Gagnon, you are going all over.’ Let’s travel in the word of God. Revelation 3:10, “Because thou hast kept the word of my patience...” Every time I read this I just feel like flying up, saints. Now listen to this, “Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all Vermilion, I mean, the world.” Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, all over Canada, I will protect you from that which will come upon all the world. “...to try them that dwell upon the earth. Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.” Alleluia! Ahh! This is strong. This means work at it! Let no man take thy crown tonight. Once again, “Because thou hast kept the word of my patience.” The word and word and word and word.
In Ezekiel 37, the prophet of God received the prophecy, not to speak to lively church members, the lively house of Israel, but to prophesy to dead bones. Some people say, ‘Brother Gagnon, we saw you down the street and there wasn’t a crowd around you. How can you preach like you preach and there is nobody around?’ It looks as if you were there because you noticed what went on! So I’m not sorry at all. I am glad I got you. I am glad you were there. But there are more people than you think. Amen? In Newfoundland and in different areas where we preach outside, I tell you saints of God, we think there is nobody around us. Just the congregation. Just those that believe or the preacher alone. But yet you notice all the windows are open about three inches. Amen! You notice cars coming by two or three times, a half a dozen times within a two hour street meeting. It is not always like that. Sometimes we have people that come to cut us up, to beat us, to throw things at us or to persecute us. Alleluia! We have a time! We preach the word. If I was preaching religion or denominations of any kind, we would have a crowd.
Some people were so stunned here in the city of Vermilion, Alberta. When they say, ‘Do you mean you don’t belong to any denomination and you are a Christian?’, and I say, ‘Yes I am!’, they say, ‘How can you be a Christian and not belong to a church?’ I don’t belong to a church because none of them are any good. When I find a body of believers that have something that I have, and something that exposes God, the true God, the true vine, and does not pervert the gospel, I am there with them.
God preached to the seven churches, and God doesn’t belong to a church. But He preached to them, right? He said, ‘I find something wrong with all of you and I have something against you all.’ The system is not in good shape with God, I tell you. But He says there are people in those churches that will hear Him. There are people there who will really live for Him. There are people there who will open the door unto Him. Alleluia! Isn’t that beautiful saints?
The word! People don’t like to hear the word preached because it is a boring thing. When you are a sheep of God’s green pasture, you don’t want that pasture to run out. Amen? You want that pasture to remain green.
God gave me a revelation one time. I saw sheep laying down all over. Sheep, you know, real sheep. And then I wondered and said, ‘God, what is this?’ Then He began to talk to me through the word and He said, ‘This is the church of today. Sheep are laying down. They have no more strength even to stand. They are just laying in dry pasture waiting to be fed. But there are no shepherds, there are no prophets, there are no apostles, there are no evangelists, there are no pastors, and there are no teachers. Those sheep have been taken for a ride for many years and they are just going to stay put and wait for the real thing.’ Well I preached a message. Alleluia! Come on saints! You are a sheep of God. You are born again. Jesus said, in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.” Alleluia! In and out. Green pasture, the word of God! I don’t know if you are going to really catch what I am going to tell you, but I am going to pray that the Holy Ghost will make you understand what I have here for you.
I am still reading in Ezekiel 37, and I find here that the man of God received the message from God. And then God said, this valley of bones - go and speak to them. We read that the man of God began to do what God said. Verse 7, he says, “So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone. And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them. Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord God; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live. So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.” Alleluia! I am going across Canada doing exactly what Ezekiel did. Preaching what thus saith the Lord. Preaching just the words that came out of God’s mouth. Nothing else! I do not have any theology in me at all. I have never seen the outside of a Bible institution or cemetery, I mean, seminary! Amen! Never! I don’t have more than five and one half grades of French schooling. None at all in the English language; and the King James Bible, I understand every word of it. Alleluia! I have learned to feed on God’s word only and to speak just what God Himself has spoken. The word!
Why did I take you into so many books of the Bible and the word ‘word’ was there? Except John 3. But remember after John 3, we read John 6, where Jesus said, “The words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.”
Without the word of God, Ezekiel could not have created an army out of those dead bones. He didn’t come around to operate on them and to put sinew on them and to use the arm of flesh to revive them. No way, just the word. He spoke what thus saith the Lord. God said, ‘I will do it if you speak to them.’ God will not do anything unless you open your mouth. Amen? God needs a man! The devil can’t do anything unless he has a man too. Come on saints of God! This is the truth. The devil can’t make a drunk walk the street if he doesn’t have one to drink. Come on saints! And God is the same way. Alleluia! He needs a man. You can’t sit at home or in your church expecting that this whole thing will be accomplished, and say, ‘God said it and we are waiting.’ God said to go and repeat what I say. I want you to get the vision that if God’s prophet didn’t speak the word, those bones would have remained as they were - dry bones. Yes, but you say, ‘Brother Gagnon, don’t you think that this was in the spirit?’ It doesn’t say that in the Bible. God transported him in the spirit and had him stand right there in the valley of dry bones and told him to speak to those bones and they will live. Well Lord, since you said it, I guess I will talk. Get the vision. The word!
In John 3:5, Jesus answered Nicodemus, “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” We are already born of water because we all came out of our mother’s womb. But then you have to be born of the Spirit. What is it to be born of the Spirit? To say a prayer? ‘Jesus, I invite you into my life.’ That is not what it is. You must read the words that are in the Bible and do them. The Spirit of life will be in you when you recognize your sin, and that you were born without the glory of God. You won’t recognize that unless you read the word.
My wife used to tell me (before I married this girl) that I was on my way to hell because I was a son of the holy father of Rome. Well I would say, ‘Who do you think you are telling me a thing like this. I am a good Catholic!’ We were all good Catholics. Amen? We are all good Christians. No matter how corrupted we are, we all claim that we are so good. But when I began to read the Bible, I said, ‘Wait a minute, she is serious. I can see how she can talk like that. She got it from the Bible.’ That is why most preachers don’t have much to say because they don’t have anything from the Bible.
Speak the truth, the word. I will keep preaching the word, telling people that without the word, they cannot become a son of God. I know religion introduces its little prayer called the sinner’s prayer, but it is not in the Bible. It didn’t come out of God’s mouth. That is why you find Christians today, still dead. A valley of dead bones, a church of dead bones. Amen? But it is our responsibility to take the word today and say, here, get in the word. Know who you are. Don’t let me tell you who you are, you will probably kill me, hit me, or get rid of me. But get in the book and let God tell you who you are. Alleluia! Find out who you are yourself, by reading the book. Come on saints...
Peter one time stood by Jesus and said ‘O Lord, forgive me a sinner.’ I tell you, when you face the truth, you know who you are. Amen? Peter was before Jesus and said, ‘Lord, we toiled all night. We did what we were supposed to do and what we know to do. There is not one fish in that lake. Forget it. We toiled all night.’ But Jesus said, ‘Why don’t you go a little deeper, and cast your net there.’ Well, since you said it. As long as it isn’t Judas telling me. As long as it isn’t John telling me, or another fellow telling me. Some people tell me, ‘Gagnon, you ain’t Jesus. I don’t have to take anything from you.’ I ain’t Jesus, but He is in me so watch it. I ain’t the Holy Ghost but He is in me. You had better watch your fruit. You had better watch your secret sin too, because this Holy Ghost has a gift in me called ‘discerning of spirits’ and I will know what spirit you have. How do I get all this? Where do I get it all? The word (the Bible). Alleluia! Peter said, ‘Lord, since you said it, I am going to move at your word.’ Alleluia! Isn’t that beautiful saints? The word! Without the word, you can’t have the right sinew, you can’t have the right skin, you can’t have the right breath. Amen? You can breathe. You can call yourself a Christian. You can go to church. You can belong to a system. You can be religious, but yet, you need the right breath in you. You need the right spirit in you. You need the right skin, you need the right power. The word sinew means power, amen, and without the word, forget it! You will never be a creation called a Godly creation, a heavenly creation, a born again person of the Spirit of God without the word. Glory to God! The word!
I came down to John 3, where Jesus said you’ve got to be born of the Spirit. And the birth of the spirit does not come by kneeling down in some corner.
Jeremiah, the prophet said, “Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart.” Alleluia! Before that, he didn’t have any joy. He was a poor, defeated, backslidden preacher. Amen? He had everything against him, and he was ready to lay down. That’s it, Lord, I am done! I ain’t going to lead anybody anymore. That’s it! But thank God the word came to him. He found the word. He found the book of the law. He found the book with the right thing in it. Amen! That is why I tell people, stick to that old King James Bible. It has everything. Nothing’s missing. Alleluia! All the blood of Christ is still there. All His flesh is still there. Alleluia! Amen!
Yes, Ezekiel 37. A beautiful vision. And you listening to me at home, I want to tell you this much, glory to God, that without the word, and I will say it again, that without the word, you will remain a carnal man. We are to become spiritual, because God is spirit. Nicodemus was a carnal man. He was a teacher, a ruler in the house of Israel, but he could not go and see God. He didn’t know how to inherit the kingdom of God. Amen? Jesus told him how to inherit the kingdom of God: you must be born again.
A reporter in the city where I was brought up (when I went to rent a coliseum one time in that area to preach the gospel) came to me and said, ‘Who are you?’ I said, ‘I am Claude A. Gagnon.’ ‘Yes, but what are you really?’ Well I said, ‘I am born again. I am no longer under the power or the life or the authority of my mother and father. I am no longer a fleshly, so-called, earthly being. I am a heavenly being. Put all that down.’ I didn’t think he would print it, but he sure did! The first page: A Heavenly Creation Walking In Quebec. Alleluia! Amen! Isn’t that beautiful? And that is what I am. You are listening to a man who is born from heaven. Born of the Spirit of God. Alleluia! Come on saints! Do you think I am going to keep quiet about this? Come on saints of God! Some men become the premier of some province or the mayor of some city and they make a real pow-wow about it. But I am going to make a pow-wow too! I am going to create a scene to let people know who I am. I am born of God! Alleluia! Some people preach that it only takes place after the cemetery. The devil is a liar! It has to take place now because after the cemetery, it is too late. You won’t need the Spirit of God, you won’t need the word of God, you won’t need God, you won’t need anything after that! Are you listening saints? Amen! That is why I am preaching to you right now. The word. And Jesus said, ‘My words are spirit.’ Nicodemus had to take all his Bible School books, burn them, and then start with the teaching of the Lord Jesus Christ. If you have books, it is no wonder that you are not a successful Christian, or a successful preacher. You have books that are not ordained by God. Get rid of them, and start following the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. That is all you need. Read it and read it and read it; the Old Testament or the New. It doesn’t matter. Read it and you will have yourself a belly full of sermons. Jesus called it rivers of living water in your belly. Alleluia! Any preacher who preaches such a message, I tell you saints of God, any Christian coming up with the word of God all the time, will have rivers of living water like this flowing out of them. You have no taste to chew on Easter eggs. Amen! You have no taste, no desire in you, to chew on candy canes at Christmas. You are finished with that kind of food. You are finished with those kind of activities. Come on saints. Why? Because once you are born of the word of God... What is it to be born of the word of God and to be born of the Spirit? To have made up your mind to live according to the word, and not to your own conception.
Ezekiel began to prophesy, not with his own mind which was, ‘Lord, you know if these bones can live, not me!’ God said, alright, you go tell the bones what I am going to tell you. Alleluia! I tell people all over Canada what I am telling you, and I have sheep all over. Lost sheep coming from lost places, different dead religions, churches, all walks of life. Name it! They are coming, not all of them, but a lot of them are coming out from among them. Nicodemus had to throw away all his education, and start to live according to the teachings of Jesus Christ who was twelve years old when He first met Nicodemus. He was twelve years old when He first met all the rulers, the educated boys, the Bible scholars and He taught them for three days. Some of you are tired of coming to my services because they last six and seven hours a day. Never mind that! Jesus preached three days, and He was only twelve years old. Glory to God! Alleluia! For three days He gave them words that they had never heard before. They couldn’t find them in their books or in their scrolls.
Here is another example. The apostle Paul was the most educated boy. Some people say after three years of Bible School, you have to be alright. Well, I tell you! Paul had forty years and he wasn’t alright. He was a killer. He did what was contrary to thus saith the Lord. He had all the education. He had a private tutor. His folks were rich and they hired the most educated teacher, Gamaliel, to teach him. Forty years in school! Can you imagine that? Paul had something to brag about. ‘I went to school for forty years.’ Never mind you fellows with your certificate of three or five years. This is real, and Paul came and said, all my education, I count it all dung, manure, junk. You may say, ‘Brother Gagnon, you talk a little too loud. Those words really hit me.’ Good! I’m glad they are waking you up. I don’t claim the monopoly on this thing. No way! I am a simple, humble son of God as Jesus is. Amen! ? A humble servant, a son of God. But I made up my mind to be like Jesus. Jesus said, ‘I can do nothing of myself.’ Can you imagine this? Jesus was helpless by Himself. But he says, ‘The things that my Father tells me to do, I do, and the things I see my Father do, I do. The things I hear my Father say, I judge and my judgment is righteous.’ Alleluia! I judge everything I read in the Bible. I study it, I judge it, then I preach it. I preach and I judge with the word of God. People say I am a judge because I bring judgment to people by the way I preach. Not me. It is the word of God that’s judging. The word! Do you really want to be a born again person? I don’t care what you do in the church. I don’t care how you shake or how you dance or how you play or how you preach or whatever you do in the churches you go to. It doesn’t make any difference to me. That doesn’t make you a son of God. The only way you will know that you are a daughter of God, a sanctified holy woman or a sanctified holy man is to do what the Bible says. Alleluia!
Ezekiel became perfect the moment he opened his mouth and began to say what thus saith the Lord. He created perfection. He created the perfection of God by just speaking the word. God could not use Ezekiel to talk like this to human beings because they don’t want to listen. ‘I have my doctrine, Brother Gagnon. Who do you think you are to have me change?’ I am not here to have you change, I am just here to tell you that the way you are living, you will go to hell. You say, ‘Brother Gagnon, how can you say that some people are going to hell?’ Because they are sinners and the Bible says that no sinner can make heaven unless you get born again and stop being a sinner. The word of God will make you a real tree of righteousness in God’s plantation. Amen? Do we want to be like this? The reason that I am coming to you with this message (the word of God) as I explain it to you, is that I want to see you victorious. I want to see you a real spiritual person. Paul received a message from the Holy Ghost and he told the church in Ephesus that no man can know God unless he is spiritual. The carnal man cannot know God or receive from Him. In French, the word carnal is not there. They use the word animal in the French Louis Segond interpretation. The man, animal, cannot know God. Cannot discern God. Cannot receive from God. So today, you that are listening to me, you must get in the Bible quick, and read it. Find out how much you have been cut off from the word of God. Jesus said, ‘Baptize them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost, teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you.’ Alleluia! Not what another person has prescribed, but what I have taught you.
I tell you, saints of God, we are so misled. Our minds are so full of misconception. We don’t have the right conception. As a matter of fact, we don’t have the right mind. The Philippians or Colossians didn’t have the right mind. Paul told them, “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus,” Philippians 2:5. What kind of mind is this? The mind of God. That is why Jesus says, ‘If you have seen me, you have seen the Father. If you don’t believe that the Father is in me, then just look at my works and by them, you can tell who is in me.’ All the works and all the words of Christ were from the Father, and today, you that take the words of Christ, the words of the Bible, you will see the Father in you. You will see Jesus in you. You will see the Holy Ghost in you, by your conversation, by your deeds, by your coming in and going out.
John 15:7, “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.” You can go ahead and claim that you have Christ, that you are a Christian and that you believe in Jesus, but I am here to tell you, that without the word, everything you say is cancelled. You can’t get anywhere. That is why I tell people about the pope in Rome. He talks about Jesus, Mary and all kinds of folks, but you never hear him preach the word. He doesn’t know the Bible. He isn’t even allowed to preach it. That is why priests don’t preach the Bible. They didn’t go to seminary to learn about the Bible. All their education comes from the 200 Holy Fathers’ books of the church of Rome. That is all they learn. Not the Bible. That is why you don’t hear the pope preach anything because he doesn’t have any words. That cancels him all the way, as well as a lot of ministries. I can’t talk just about the pope! Talk about the Protestants too. I tell you! They don’t use or believe the Bible. They just read it for their own self-justification with forms of godliness but denying the power thereof. People get mad at me because I expose such a thing. But Jesus did the same thing and He said that the works that I do, ye shall do. He told His own pastor, the man that circumcised Him and the church that He went to every sabbath day to read the scrolls. He told them they were of their father the devil, and I am not allowed to talk like Jesus? Well devil, you have a good one coming. Alleluia! Paul says there are those that pervert the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and anyone that perverts the gospel that is in me (Jesus of Nazareth) I tell you, that I am going to stand with the authority of Jesus’ name and say, ‘Thus saith the Lord, it is written.’ The devil came and tried to pervert Jesus. There was nothing wrong with what he asked Jesus to do. Make your own dinner. You don’t need to wait to come to Jerusalem’s main drag to find a cafeteria to go and eat. Just go ahead and change the stones to bread, if thou be the Son of God. It would have been nothing for Jesus to change those stones to bread but it didn’t come from the right source. His Father didn’t tell Him to change the stones to bread. He took Jesus on the mountain and said throw yourself down as it is written. Now the devil quotes the Bible too. You see, if someone knows the Bible, it is the devil. He is from heaven, so he knows what is in that book. He knows the promises of God. Throw yourself down and don’t worry about it, for it is written, the angels of the Lord will come down and protect you. Yes, but wait a minute devil. It is not God telling Jesus to throw Himself down. Jesus doesn’t do anything but what the Father tells Him to do. He tried again to pervert Jesus. Jesus said, thou shall not worship other gods.
Mary came to Jesus and said, ‘They have no wine.’ He said, ‘Woman, what have I to do with thee?’ He didn’t call her mama. He called her woman. Jesus never took orders from anybody. Amen? He said, ‘My hour has not yet come.’ He waited for the word. A lot of wine bibbers say, ‘Oh! well, if God told Him to make the wine then I guess it is alright.’ No way! It was alright then but not after the crucifixion. After the crucifixion, you are supposed to be drunk of the Spirit, not with wine. Amen? One preacher got mad at me one time. He asked me the question, ‘Why do you think Jesus made wine?’ He made it for the drunkards who wanted some more. Well, he got mad because he likes his little wine. Amen! I tell you saints of God, I will not move unless I see it in the word of God. I will not bring a judgment on the face of this earth unless it is the judgment of God, the word of God. Alleluia! Without the word in you today, I don’t care how much faith you say you have in Christ, it won’t work. It won’t take you to heaven. It won’t make you a son of God. Amen! My mother believes in Jesus Christ as much as she believes in Mary, but she will not get born again. She has to get in the Bible. She has to read the book. She has to find out what kind of sinner she is. According to her church she is a saint mother because she brought nineteen children into the world. I am here to tell you that it doesn’t work that way. Your good works are not what God will accept. He wants you to go on with His words, and this is tough for any son of perdition and any son of the bondwoman. It is tough for those kind of Christians to really get in touch with God and to believe what I preach. For they have not yet come through the right door. There are other doors, Jesus said, but they are all thieves and robbers who use other doors, because I am the true door, I am the true vine. Amen! So without the word in you, without Christ in you, (you have to have both Christ and the word) you can ask what you like, you can believe what you like and it still won’t take place. You will need somebody to work the miracle for you. You will need a prophet with the gifts of the Spirit in operation for you. I tell you, the word of God will generate anything in you. Before you call, it is going to be there. Alleluia! It works. Mary looked at the angel and said, “...be it unto me according to thy word.” That is all the angel wanted to know. The word. If Mary would not have said that, I believe that the angel could not have worked a miracle. He came down to work and to create the word. She became pregnant the moment she said, “... be it unto me according to thy word.”
Revelation 3:10, “Because thou hast kept the word of my patience...” How many are keeping the word. We preach until we are blue in the face and only one out of a thousand may accept what we preach - to keep the word. Preach the truth, believe the truth and walk in the truth. The word. Do you want your children to be educated and to have a good mind? Not to drink. Not to be hungry. Not to want what others have, do or don’t do? Then feed them with the word. But when you are around banqueting, travelling here and travelling there, with someone else baby sitting your children, this is not the kind of children you are going to get. Stay home. Enjoy God at home. You don’t need to go to Rome to enjoy God. Stay home. You don’t need to go to that seminar or that so-called this or that. Get in touch with God. As a matter of fact, when my wife and I saw that we were losing out with God, we bailed out of church in 1970. That was it. That was the last time I walked into a church because I saw that my children were losing out, and that we were going to lose out ourselves with the preaching and the kind of life that the people running the church were living. We bailed out and we went on with the Bible. We began to have our own Sunday School, Bible School and church at home, seven days a week. Alleluia! We didn’t have to wait for one day a week. We began to teach each other the word seven days a week. Without the word, you will not be protected by God. You will go here and go there and your protection will be gone. It will disappear and the wall will simply be trod down and crushed. The mountain is going to be removed. God will have no protection. You are going to go for a carnal protection and it won’t even be there. That is why we preach the word of God - that you get into the word. The word will bring the right sinew in you, the right power in you, the right skin on you, the right breath in you, the right army that God wants. He will make Himself an army. It is only the word that can make the right army. I don’t know if you are interested in that. To really start all brand- new. It is tough for us who have been taught in a different way, to really get to what I am telling you - to only depend on the word of God. It is tough to really put all this behind, but I did it. The Holy Ghost taught me how to do it and I obeyed Him. I got rid of the names, phone numbers and addresses of all the people that I used to be in touch with in religion. I got rid of it. Everything. Their names. That’s it... That my mind would not, all of a sudden, be on such a thing, such a one or such a teaching. God would only let me read the Bible, or I would have a mind like everybody else; to get a hold of all kinds of books. I could never read one. God always told me to get into the Bible and read it. I don’t mind a book with a good sermon in it but most books are full of doctrine to make you believe their way and their experience. They tell you about their visions and 99% of them are not of God. They prophesy and 99%, even 100% of them, are not of God. The books of Ezekiel and Jeremiah are full of God’s messages against false prophets who use the name of the Lord and say, ‘Thus saith the Lord.’ I can prophesy. I pray that some day you will be in an atmosphere where God is moving with me to prophesy. It shakes in the camp. There is repentance. There is salvation. There is healing. There is deliverance. There is everything. I have the nine gifts of the Holy Ghost in me and any time there is a need for one gift to be in operation, the Holy Ghost quickens and I get going. The Spirit is fantastic. There may be a million words in the King James Bible and I make sure that they are all in my belly.
If I can only get people to live by Psalm 1 after repentance, we would have a revival in Canada. Amen? But not many people want to be like a tree planted by the water. Not many people want to stay away from the seat of the scornful. What is the seat of the scornful? Those ministries all over the world that don’t believe one third of the Bible and you sit there and listen to them. Laughers and scorners sitting at their Christmas banqueting tables and their Easter banqueting tables and they don’t even believe in holiness or righteousness, or believe in Christ throughout the year and yet we find ourselves sitting there. Blessed is that man that does what God tells him to do. Psalm 1. Just that little Psalm can give you a vision to stop walking... You say, ‘Brother Gagnon, I am not walking with the harlot or sitting with the drunkard.’ Maybe not, but you are sitting with the people in the church who don’t believe. I want to give you the vision that the Bible is not written for sinners or for another people. The Bible is written for God’s people. Moses received the commandments, not Pharaoh. For whom did He receive the ten commandments? For the church of God and not the church of Pharaoh. Jesus did not die for anyone but those who believe in Him. Those who don’t believe in Him - He didn’t do a thing for them. It is the truth! Read John 3:16 real good and you will get those beautiful visions of who Jesus really is.
So I brought out a message, taking text from here and there to show you what the word can do. Some people think that because they are standing in a corner somewhere and start talking in tongues with an utterance of some kind, that they can claim that it was the Holy Ghost who caused them to talk in tongues. But the devil has his utterance too. He has all kinds of ghosts. But God has only one Ghost. Do you want the right utterance of the Holy Ghost? You will find it in the word. When you know the truth, you chew the word, you chew on Jesus’ flesh and drink Jesus’ blood. Oh! Alleluia! There is an anointing in you and no Olympic runner can move the way you will move. Why? When you look in the book of Acts at what happened on the day of Pentecost - it transformed three thousand people. They became sons of God by the word that came out of Peter. He preached with an utterance that made all the educated professors, rulers of Israel and the teachers to say to themselves, ‘How can he preach like this? A fisherman that has never been to school!’ I want you to go down in your closet for I don’t know how many days, shut the door and say, ‘God, I have come here and I am going to keep coming back here until I know what my mission is really going to be and what I am supposed to do and how I am supposed to work. That my mind is only, the word mind. The word mind. Godly minded.’
The Holy Ghost came and the Bible says that He will not speak of Himself but will speak of He that sent Him. Alleluia! Even the Holy Ghost doesn’t say anything of Himself. He could if He wanted to but He won’t. He only teaches me what Jesus taught. What God gave Jesus, the Holy Ghost gives it to us. Jesus is not here to teach us. We only have the Holy Ghost, plus we have the Bible. We are more blessed than Paul, Peter, John and so on. In those days they didn’t have a Bible like we have. Just read the Bible and depend on the Holy Ghost to give you the power and the utterance to do what the Bible says. Amen? So you can talk with the same language, with the same utterance, and prophesy with the right utterance, the vision of what thus saith the Lord.
Without the word, Mary would not have become pregnant to create Jesus. Without the word, there was not a bone that could breathe properly. They didn’t receive just any breath. They received the breath that God commanded to come upon them. That is what we need - we Christians so-called - to breathe the right breath. Too many of us are breathing with other powers and other ministries and other people. We need to breathe the breath of God. I remember when I used to go to church, they used to sing a little chorus, ‘Holy Spirit, let it breathe on me.’ I ain’t going to call on the Holy Ghost to breathe on me anymore. No way! I read the word of God. I put that into me and it creates wind, I tell you, from the north, south, east and west. That is what I feel in me. I have the right wind. It doesn’t choke me at all. That is what happened to Ezekiel. God told him to talk to the four winds and tell them to come on them bones. Read again the prophecy that we find regarding Ezekiel and the dry bones. Read it again and again. Meditate on the word a lot more. Sometimes we read it fast in Sunday School so we can win a trophy but you don’t remember what you read. This is the truth. That is why you should read the word slowly, weighing every word. Read the word.
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