There never was a character like Jesus Christ

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Now, notice, it's interesting to notice how that the church tries to attract the attention of the people by fine robes, and dressed choirs, and bobbed-haired women, and painted faces, and they think they can sing like an angel, lie like a devil, run around all night to a dance like the--think nothing about it. And that's what they think is all right. That's beautiful. But you see, that's false made. That's is not the Word of God.

While the true Bride attracts the attention of God by keeping His Word.

Now, notice. Now let us notice Christ. You say, "Well, now wait a minute, what about this beauty you're talking about? The Bible said in Isaiah 53:2 that when Jesus come there was no beauty of Him that we should desire Him. Is that right? There's no beauty. If He would've come in the worldly beauty as Satan is today, the people would've run around Him and accepted Him the way they do the church today. They would've believed Him and received Him as they do Satan today. Certainly they would. But He didn't come in that kind of a beauty, but He always comes in the beauty of character. There-- Christ wasn't a beautiful, great, strong, stout Man. God doesn't choose that kind.

I remember one time a prophet went up to take a king, to make a king out of Jesse's sons to take another king's place: Saul. And so Jesse brought him out, and he was a great, big, fine boy and said, "The crown will look right on his head."

And the prophet went to pour the oil on him; he said, "God's refused him." And He refused every one of them till he come to a little old stoop-shouldered, ruddy looking fellow, and he poured the oil upon him, and he said, "God chose him." See, we choose by sight. God choose by character.

Character, there never was a Character like Jesus Christ. It lives in Him, manifests in. We see it true. It's not worldly beauty of Him that attracts His Bride; it is His character, the character of the church that Jesus looks for; not whether it's big buildings; whether it's great denominations; whether it's big membership. He promised to meet with wherever two or three are gathered together. Truly. That's where the true believer rests his hopes, is upon that Word of God being vindicated in truth, what it is. Choose by His Word. Not a worldly loving group, they hate that. No wonder she is divorced from Him, because she's missed His revelation, and she don't have it. He cares not for her, the way she acts and does, and how much of this worldly stuff she has; He's looking for her character, the character of Christ.

Now, just a moment now; that's it. He chooses a Bride to reflect His character, to which the modern churches of today certainly misses His program here a million miles, 'cause they deny this to be the truth. So how could it be?

Now, He's looking for the day for that Bride to be formed (Hebrews 13:8) just exactly like it was--like He was. It's got to be His same flesh, same bones, same Spirit, same everything, just exactly built up, and them two then become one. Until the church becomes that, they're not one. The character of Him, the Word for this age, must be molded-- She must be molded like He is.

-- Brother Branham
April 29, 1965 pm