Let us pray.
Heavenly Father, we realize how true that is, all things are possible, all those things that were given originally to mankind in the Garden of Eden and all that which lay beyond is now here in Your Presence because You are bringing this Yourself to its successful conclusion and we just pray, Lord, in this service may reverence Your great and Holy Name as we really ought to, to love You, Lord, even as the Holy Spirit is shed abroad that love in our hearts that we might not allow to comingle with any other kind of love but keep it pure, sacred and holy by the Word of Almighty God.
Letting all this You said, “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, unto God the things that are God’s.”
So Lord, may we learn to deal in that realm of the truly spiritual knowing how to divide the flesh and the carnal from the truly spiritual, Lord, and abiding in that spiritual. Teach us Thy way, oh God, more perfectly.
Yeah, Lord, not only teach us Your way but give us the strength to walk in that way that the life might also be of You, Lord, as never before saying with Paul, we have been crucified with Christ; we have died indeed unto sin but now living unto God, living by the life of Christ Himself and the very faith of God.
Help us in these things, Lord, to realize that salvation is all of You, Lord, we’re not necessarily pawns in Your hands, automatons, robots, Lord, but we are those who have been given a free moral choice and that choice, Lord, was established years before the foundation of the world, how far we don’t know.
Came down through predestination, Lord, we made that choice because that seed within us. And now Lord, we trust that it will always be a matter of that same choice leaning toward You and Your ways.
Grant, Lord, Your blessing and understanding, whatever is required in this service, Lord, we know You’re here to give it to us.
We trust You for Your help, in Jesus’ Name we pray, Amen.
You may be seated.
[Brother Vayle makes an announcement]
I didn’t make one announcement but, of course, you’re all aware of this coming Saturday we have the wedding in the church in Lima of Brother Bruce and Sis. Rebecca at two o’clock; so I think that’s 3500 Spencerville Road in the sister church there in Lima. So you keep that in mind.
Now, of course, we’re still studying Christ is the Mystery of God Revealed, and you well know that the title is really self-explanatory that as God was in Christ actually redeeming the world and reconciling the world unto Himself it’s always been a matter of God in Christ or God in some form of manifestation whereby He has made Himself available and explained to the people because that was God’s… in God’s mind that He may have many sons and daughters in His likeness.
And so in the great program and the plan of God we find that everything that has been conceived then therefore, then done has been done by God in His own specific way of doing things and that is outlined in the Scripture for us.
And that Scripture, of course, which shows us God and His ways and how He deals with man, then the history of how man in turn reciprocates and what has been going on has all been delineated or given to us by prophets, and here, of course, is where people make a great mistake.
They want to cut off the prophets with the finishing of this book, and say, “Well, now there are no more prophets because we believe according to the Book of Hebrews that everything was fulfilled in Jesus and now we hear the Son.”
Now the next question I would ask is this then, how in the world did Paul give us the Scripture everybody is so crazy about? They revel in, they think it’s so wonderful, and it is, there’s nothing wrong with it. It’s wonderful.
I admit that but what I do not admit to their supercilious attitudes of saying, “Well, hey, there could not be a great prophet at the end time.”
Yet the Bible specifically says even before Jesus was born that absolutely Elijah must come and Jesus Himself reaffirmed it; Elijah has to come. So we got… so there’s got to be somebody.
Again the Scripture says, just before everything is completely shaken down, everything gone, that means just before the tribulation sets in some period in there, we are going to hear from that One who is from heaven and we know that.
We also know the Scripture categorically says, the mighty One comes down from heaven is on land, puts a foot on land and sea and there in the 7th verse of that same chapter of Revelation 10 we find a prophet there.
So there are those who cannot conceive that God would have prophets and have a prophet in this hour. But look it, let’s just go back to Ecclesiastics 3, just for a second in there and see the perfection of Hebrews 13:8, okay…
(14) I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be forever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him. [All right, now that lets you know something right there. Then it says,]
(15) That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God [requires] that which is past.
It tells you right there that God has a way of doing things and He holds man responsible for the way that God does things, so therefore, we ought to know how God does things. The churches are not teaching it.
They’re teaching the little black books and they’re letting the people be satisfied that they are the interpreters of the Word of God. That’s a lie from the pit of hell. There’s no Protestant can do anymore than a Roman Catholic.
I don’t care if he’s Pentecostal or what he is. Let him show me one sign from Almighty God that he has any authority and I’ll lick his boots. He can’t do it.
He can even raise the dead but Judas was the devil. The Bible distinctly says, “There is one of you;” he said, “I’ve chosen you twelve and is not one of you diabolus? Is not one of you the devil?” The devil entered into him and he was healing the sick and raising the dead by the power that God gave him.
You say, “Well, I don’t believe that.” Pentecost never believes anything.
The Scripture says, “I never knew you,” at judgment day.
“Well, He used to know them but they backslid.”
Why do they make God a liar on every turn? I was Pentecostal. Oh, they got the answer; they haven’t got one answer no more than a plug nickel.
I had a greater ministry on the field, talking with… dealing with people and sick problems, literally raising almost raising the dead, deaf, dumb, blind, you name it, cancers disappearing and I don’t have anything and I’ve been ninety-nine percent ahead of Pentecost.
Because you see, God’s got a way of doing things and man’s responsible to know those ways and man goes his way and says, “Well, it’s okay.” And then call themselves Christians?
You’re a bunch of Roman Catholics. That goes for the whole bunch. The churches that once had a little light, even a little movement of healing; Nazarenes, Missionary, Missionary… Alliance, particularly, where are they today? You get one salvation in the carload, you can’t get it and yet we know positively that Mark 16 is peripheral.
It’s in across the board that any member in any church can enter into one of those ministries in Romans 12 and in the 12th chapter of 1 Corinthians but you cannot enter the ministry of a prophet unless you are a prophet and that definite way of Almighty God’s says that man will come on the scene in the Name of the Lord and the thing which he prophesies at your time will come to pass and you’ll know that is the man that you are to fear. You say, “Well, I got all that in Pentecost.”
Listen, I was in Pentecost. I prophesied. I saw that World War II break forty-eight hours before it broke; I saw Hitler goose-stepping in techno-color, and the voice said, “Hitler will invade Poland.” Forty-eight hours he was in there.
When Leningrad was about to fall I stood in the street corner up in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on 103rd Street and Jasper and told the men surrounding me, I said, “It won’t fall. This is the turn of the war.”
Read your history that’s where your war turned. I’ve got no vindication. Yet I stand here vindicated above the whole bunch of you put together and hundreds that’ll hear my voice on tapes.
All I got is a few signs that might let you know there is a God working somehow with me or with you or somebody else.
When you’re dealing with what we’re talking about today, you’re dealing with God has a set and prescribed way of doing things and men don’t want that way because their minds are made up; they want the little black books and this is it.
I don’t know how they can peacefully sleep that way; I’d sooner stay awake night after night in the grips of terror and worry than silently sleep in a blissful death of hell.
That’s what the Bible says, “A little folding of the hands, a little closing of the eyes, a little slumbering and it’s all gone.”
You can slumber and sleep all you want that’s your privilege, it’s my privilege if I want it.
But it says here,
(14) I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be forever: nothing can be put to it,…
Who’d like to try to create something? What’s… there you are. I’m open. This is a lovely free church, you got something to say, come and create me something.
Oh, you say, “No, hold it, hold it. You see God says here that nothing can be put to it.”
Well, is that a fact? What happened when Moses stretched forth his rod and the lice appeared and the mice appeared? He can’t be talking about creation.
(14) …nor any thing taken from it: [Nothing from God’s creation. The passenger pigeon is dead, dead, dead and so are eleven thousand species as far as I know. If you can’t take it? Who says you can’t?] [for]God doeth it,…
(15) That which hath been is now; [Well, hold it. That’s not creatorial powers. That’s not this thing and that thing somebody’s got his eye and his mind on. That’s some principle that God has evidently set before man because he says,]… that which is to be hath already been; and God [requires] that which is past.
Showing you that God has certain ways of doing certain things and you’re obligated to know them and you watch them and thereby you know.
They say, “How will we know this is the prophet of God? How are we going to know this is the man? How are we going to know who You sent?”
“Well,” he said, “there’s two kinds of prophets.” He said, “One will appear in dreams and visions, I’ll talk to him. And there’s a kind of prophet like Moses I speak to him even apparently.”
That means I appear before him in a figure that he can see “and we talk face to face.”
Moses, Paul the Apostle, William Branham claims it; they turned down his claim, yet he came with THUS SAITH THE LORD just exactly the same as the Bible said it was going to be and they said, “Well, that couldn’t be God.”
Then how much God have you got if you don’t understand God’s ways? How much God have I got? You say you’re going to milk her down pretty thin.
I’m not milking anything down thin; that’s what God said. I can miss it but I’ll tell you one thing I’m going to stand there missing it without egg all over my face that I didn’t even know this much.
In other words, I’m telling you something. If I can recognize the Word of God what It says concerning this we’re speaking of where God in Christ invisible form in a way, literally manifests and shows forth and proves Himself and what He wants done and what He is bringing to the people, and I can recognize that much at least I’ve got a good chance of making the second Resurrection when they come in, because they will and there’s no mention of blood or grace; they come in by acknowledging something and having done something about it but the others are turned away to go to the lake of fire.
And you’re going to tell me that those Pharisees in the 8th chapter of John that called Jesus’ spirit of the devil, very religious, very nice, very fine folk, if you tell me they’re going to miss the lake of fire I’m going to tell you that you’re going to be right with them and neither one’s going to miss the lake of fire because you can’t call the spirit of God, the devil.
Now if this man had the spirit of God and they called it the devil then let me ask you what were you worshipping when you called that the devil? Then what god… what was your god? You see where the churches are?
You say, “Well, I don’t believe in that man.” You don’t have to believe anything. I’m preaching to those that do believe and I’m preaching to clench the nails. You can do what you want.
Anybody… we all do what we want anyway. Let’s get this flat and straight. I preach hard this way because it’s the truth. I’ll leave this building and do what I want unless God’s got something in my heart that makes me want to go His way and do His thing I will do exactly what I want as a human being.
There’s no one devoid of choice. There is that choice within the soul of man to go God’s way or not go God’s way, to believe or disbelieve.
Now you see what I’m trying to show here Christ is the mystery of God revealed and God was in Christ, and Christ, the word is ‘Christos’, the anointed one or ‘Messiah’, and there’s no difference between God being in a Pillar of Fire, God being in an angel form, God being in the form of a man as He was before Abraham, that’s a theophany, but the theophany simply means ‘Theo-phaneroo’ which means ‘God showing Himself forth’, in other words, manifesting Himself.
And Moses was a prophet just exactly like Abraham was because God in a human figure came right to Abraham and talked face to face, God in a Pillar of Fire came to Moses and talked face to face.
Now however God wants to do it that’s His business, and God was in the prophets, so therefore, they were the anointed bodies for God Himself. So who said we can’t have a prophet today?
I’m not making William Branham Christ except in the measure of this; he had a voice from God which brought a Message which was anointed and he was the anointed member of the Body of the Lord Jesus Christ with that very special anointing to do a very special job that you and I cannot possibly do.
But we listen to what is brought and we reap the benefits of what is brought, because God cannot deal with a group. He never has and He never will. The closest He came to God dealing with anything was with two people in the Garden of Eden and when they were both together in one spirit body and one physical body it was nothing, but the minute they split all hell came upon earth.
So much for double headship or even two heads in a marriage; it won’t work. It’s what the old president of South Africa said if it was… I can’t remember, many years ago said, “If Moses had of been a committee the children of Israel would still be down in Egypt.”
Headship is what counts. God has a way of doing things, and God does things and God was in Christ.
Whatever form that anointing took God dealing with prophets was able to bring Himself before the people and give the people light and thereby give them life because the Bible says, “In Him was life and the life was the light of men.”
There cannot be a light apart from life. There’s no way.
Now, we’ve been reading in this message, for some pages we’ve been hearing that God manifested Himself in Christ, then Christ manifested himself in the Bride and as I already mentioned to you, you have to watch that because He doesn’t manifest Himself in a Bride in one way only.
The Body is made up of many members and all members have gifts and they are differing but over the gifted members of the church there is another set of gifted members who are far greater gifted and that is a five-fold ministry.
And over the five-fold ministry there is a greater gift by far and that is one man, seven Church Ages, seven men, seven messengers.
“Unto the messenger which is in the church of Ephesus, these things saith the spirit,” and at the end it says, “he that hath an ear let him hear what the spirit said to the churches” but God deals only with one man, that man deals with the churches and therefore, the people hear God through that person.
Then what about the seventh church age? Anybody knows that the fifth age had a… Luther. The sixth church age had a Wesley.
Nobody can point to the seventh Church Age as a messenger in Pentecost which came in 1906. You got a conglomerate and in there you got Oneness and Two-ness and Three-ness, you got those that believe in falling away and those that don’t believe in falling away.
You got more than fifty-seven varieties or a hundred and fifty-seven varieties; you got a church in every corner. It’s at the end of the age, just before the burning, the prophet comes, the messenger comes.
You say, “Well, I don’t think I like that order.” You like any order God says or it shows you haven’t got God. I’m not preaching to anybody in particular, just telling you the truth.
And I’m stressing this point because I had an awful job with it. I didn’t know the messenger came at the end of an age. I thought, “Well, why doesn’t the messenger come at the end of an age?” Because he starts another age.
When this messenger came he came to a Bride age. The face of the man ended. That’s right. It went from six to seven because six is the number of man and seven is completion where God has to take over.
You got to get back to an Ephesian Age, because that’s what fell. If you don’t get back to an Ephesian Age where are you going to go?
You got to get back from before the fall and before the fall they had a prophet by the name of Paul who spoke face to face with the Pillar of Fire and said, “Who art thou, Lord?”
And He said, “I am Jehovah Savior. I’m Joshua. I’m Jesus whom you persecute.”
And that One spoke to him and gave him the Word and he said, “I received by revelation everything I’m committing to you and if you are spiritual, full of the Holy Ghost, or you think you’re a prophet, you will acknowledge that the things that I write and nobody else writes are the commandments of God.”
You say, “What about Peter?”
Who cares about Peter? Peter is a fine man but he never had God speak face to face to him in the Pillar of Fire, and when the council of Jerusalem was in order, some little council, some brethren unaware, false brethren came in, and Peter sat there and was willing to be deceived.
And Paul stuck his finger in his nose and said, “Peter, how can you do what you’re doing?” He said, “You’re backslidden.”
You say, “Paul didn’t say that.” You bet he didn’t say it but I can prove it to you. He said, “Why do you put upon the Gentiles what you left?” He said, “Then, Peter, who’s sinning, you or God?” Paul did that.
John the Revelator, never spoke to Him face to face. It was in a vision where a prophet came to John in a vision and gave this book here at the end. I want to ask you a question.
I won’t ask you a question; I want to show you something. 5th chapter of the Book of Revelation, now, or we could go to the 4th chapter. That’s what I really want.
(01) After… I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: [this is the vision]… the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; [it] said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter. [Now talking with him shows a communication back and forth.]
(02) And immediately I was in the spirit; and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.
(03) And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and… a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like… an emerald. [Pretty well the same thing that Ezekiel saw, the visions of God.]
Now let’s go to,
(01) And I saw another mighty angel [came] down from heaven, clothed with a cloud:… a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire. [Okay, you notice in there the one with the rainbow come on down. All right, the 7th verse says,]
(07) But in the days of the voice of the seventh [messenger], when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared [the good news of the gospel] to his servants the prophets. [or by his servants the prophets.]
So who is this man down here? It’s a prophet. And what came down? The one with the rainbow. What’s he to look about… on? The amber Pillar of Fire. The Pillar of Fire comes down at the end time just before the shakedown. What’s a shakedown?
Hebrews 12: it’s very simple.
(25) See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, …much more shall not we escape, if we turn… from him that… [it doesn’t say, speaketh,]… we turn… from him… from heaven.
(26) Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.
It tells you the whole thing is going to get shaken down when this One comes. This is not at the end of the Millennium. This is before the Millennium. This starts the process.
We’ll talk then this morning if we ever get time about the law of projection. The law of projection. Okay. And those things which remain cannot be shaken, and then it says…
(28) Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.
(29) For our God is a consuming fire.
It tells you right there the Pillar of Fire comes on down. Judgment sets in upon the earth. The Bride’s taken away: God’s way of doing things, okay.
Therefore we find when God manifested in Christ and Christ Spirit came back upon the church to manifest in the church He set up the same order He has always had or He wouldn’t be the same yesterday, today and forever and He got Paul the prophet and said; “Now you write the books.”
John was a lesser prophet who by visions saw. At the end time the Pillar of Fire repeats and a prophet. What will it be? Face to face again.
You say, “Well, I don’t believe that.” You don’t have to believe anything. No, turn down the Book of Deuteronomy 18.
“How are we going to know who comes…? Who’s going to be the prophet?”
When he comes in the Name of the Lord with that great ministry, never a failure, THUS SAITH THE LORD each time, you know that’s the one. The Bible said so. But organizations say no.
The little black book says no. The preacher that doesn’t want to be put on the spot, he’s going to say no. No, he doesn’t want to lose his prestige, his pomp, his pride.
He’s not going to say I need someone to listen to and the pew’s not going to say it. They say, “Well, I got the Holy Ghost. Who needs him?”
Let’s examine ourselves this morning, brother/sister. Where do we stand before God in the light if this is true? I’d like to know what’s going on in my soul and what’s going on in your soul and anybody else’s soul.
I’ve come to the place where I’m beginning to realize as it was in the days of Noah, eight souls were saved. That was the entire family of God and Noah was the patriarch.
And the Bible says Noah was the last man in his generation, perfect. And the word ‘perfect’ in the Hebrews means ‘genetically perfect’.
And I’ll talk about serpent seed this morning if I get there and there’s where the genetic… imperfection came into this earth where you got Mendel’s laws and all the rest of the laws of selectivity, mutation, domination; the dominant and sub-dominant characters and qualities.
Every one of us should have been born in the kingdom of God perfect human beings to live a full life and then go into immortality. We’re going to get there.
But I’m going to tell you something. Nobody’s going to get there outside the way that God Almighty ordained it.
And you can talk about Jesus Christ all you want and the sacrifice upon Calvary and speaking in tongues and prophesying and all those things and I’ve done them all.
It doesn’t do the work, brother/sister, because you got to believe God and it doesn’t simply believe the works of God, it isn’t that at all. There’s something he tells you got to believe because Jesus said, “If you won’t believe what I’m telling you,” he said, “then listen, will you just believe those works?”
That wasn’t sufficient. You looked at the works and believed them, that was God condescending to attract your attention, to gain your favor, to turn your eyes and your minds so He could talk to you.
Nicodemus came and said, “Lord,” he said, “we know God’s got to be with you because no man can do the things that you’re doing. You got to be a teacher from God.”
He said, “Nicodemus, you listen to me. You got to be born again. It’s not the works you’re seeing, the works make you to note there’s something there now listen to me and I’ll tell you what is there.”
That’s the way it’s always been, otherwise when Jesus Christ died upon Calvary every single Jew should have been born again or saved.
You say, “Well, just a minute, Brother Vayle, now you see it isn’t just Calvary now that does it, that’s the blood, that’s great, but you see you got to get the Holy Ghost.”
Now you’ve smarten up, but I want to ask you a question. How did you know that? How did you know it? He told you, right? God had to make a note of it. Then you’re not so smart after all. Because it shows somebody is pretty stupid by stop listening.
Somebody couldn’t have got the Holy Ghost or someone would have listened. The evidence of the baptism with the Holy Ghost is not you and me speaking in tongues or any sign and wonder because the devils can do that under the anointing of God.
They done it and they will do it. But the evidence is listening: “He that hath an ear let him hear what the spirit says.” Right? Certainly that’s the evidence by hearing. Let’s keep going.
Now at this particular point in Brother Branham’s Message, God was referring in type to the Bride as the Bride Tree and Christ as the Tree of Life. That’s true. The Tree of Life is in the Garden.
And paragraph 1, page 62, he spoke of the evening light bringing forth ripe fruit at the top of the tree. That’s at the end of time where the ripening light hits it. You know something? The ripening light is not the dead heat of summer, that’s growth, the ripening light is the fall.
What would happen if you had that dead heat on that fruit all the time? It wouldn’t work. See? God’s got His season. As long as the earth shall last there’s seed time and harvest. There’s a time for planting. There’s a time for reaping. There’s a time for cultivation. All right.
The ripe fruit at the top of the tree which refers to the Bride under the Seventh Church Age in the Seventh Seal at the evening time light, the Bible said, “The evening time there shall be light.”
This is the hour of restoration, restoration progressively even unto the New Jerusalem. I already talked about progression. So let me… remember what I said.
This is the hour of restoration, restoration progressively even unto the New Jerusalem which means in plain English, He is starting something now and has started which will not end until New Jerusalem when it is consummated.
You say, “Well, I don’t believe that.” You don’t have to believe anything. You’re not obligated, if you don’t believe it, it’s fine by me.
You say, “Well, don’t you get discouraged, Brother Vayle?” No, I get highly encouraged because if everybody believed it I’d know I had to be wrong.
“A million more in ‘54,” is okay for the Baptists and Nazarenes and anybody else, the Pentecostal, you name it, Church of God, Methodist, Catholics. Not for me it ain’t.
If I had a million more… if I had a million in ‘74 I’d have left the picture long ago. If I had a million in ‘84 I’d of said, “Well, hey, Vayle, there’s one thing I know you missed the prophet, you missed everything, good-bye. Just get out and say let’s just start all over. Let’s examine the whole thing from square one once more.”
Sure, that’s what we’re looking at.
Restoration even unto New Jerusalem. In other words, let’s face it, something has started now that’s going to put us into the Millennium and takes us right to New Jerusalem and it’s going to put the entire six thousand years of Bride into that period what is being done now.
And God said, “This is how it is to be done.” And He’s never changed His way which was to have a prophet vindicated to bring the Word to the people. There are different degrees of prophets.
The greatest of all is the face to face. And God was face to face with Adam and Eve in the Garden. He was face to face with Abraham. I believe He was face to face with little old Abel, even Abel, outside the Garden.
He was face to face with Moses. Ezekiel had visions of God. If this man told the truth and that is a true picture, authenticated by the FBI you can’t miss it. It’s been authenticated.
George J. Lacy said, “The time will come when that will sell in the dime stores as the only authentic picture of a supernatural being ever taken in the world.”
Now the point is, is it true or isn’t it true? Then that man spoke face to face with God. You say, “Brother Vayle, I can’t accept it.” Then you cannot accept your Bible.
Why don’t you just go home now and admit you’re not Christians? Find yourself a good guru or better still don’t be stupid save your money and as much life as you’ve got go and go and have a ball because that’s all you’re going to get unless you can find something that you can really prove that you got something…
You say, “Man, you’re skeptical and mean.” I’m not skeptical and mean.
Look, I know what I’m saying this morning and I’m saying it on purpose and I believe with all my heart that man spoke face to face as much as I can believe, look, I’m not much of a believer, I’m a human being like you are.
I’m not an ethereal creature. If old Eve could hit the gutter as the first pristine woman and Adam could be suckered right in behind her, don’t look at me because I’ve got six thousand years down the drain.
But you say, what about God? I’m counting on God. That’s a genuine revelation. You can do what you want. I’m not tough on anybody. Meet me after church and I’ll take you out to dinner.
Won’t say one word about the gospel; treat you nice, I don’t give a rip. But in this pulpit that’s a different story. I got to answer to God.
That’s one thing I think everybody that attends this church knows, or you have to know that I answer to God for you, I’m responsible. That’s why I have to stand the way I stand.
In paragraph 2 which we’re about to read and continue to page 64, on paragraph 3 on 64 that’s we read from paragraph 2 today, a couple pages.
He takes us back to the Bride Tree and the Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden and he speaks on it. So we’re going to read here.
[62-2] Now, remember, He [Christ] is that Tree of Life contrary to the serpent seed. You see? He’s that Seed, the woman’s Seed, the Tree of Life in the garden. [Now we’re talking about a revelation of God in Christ. God has to reveal Himself. God has to do something. Now this is symbolic language, of course, but it’s all right, just stay with it.]
And unless they put forth their hands and move this Tree, they’d eat that Tree and live forever. And He’s the only Tree that can be taken that you can live forever. His Word is Life. And if that be the Word then, the Word of God which Eve turned down in the garden of Eden, then here’s Christ, the Word made manifest; and when He came on earth, He was the Tree of Life.
Do you believe that? And Rome, what did they do? He had to be chopped down.… He was put on a tree of disgrace (“Cursed is he that hangs on a tree”), become a curse for the human race.
And now through that, He brings forth a Bride Tree, which will be the Tree of Life restored back to Him as Husband and Wife in the garden of Eden (Oh, glory to God.), by the same Word… the same God made manifest as Husband and Wife: the same Bride Tree back again (notice), making it known.
In other words, the same God that made Adam and Eve put them in that Garden, the same God is doing, is here Himself doing what’s going to put them back in the Garden. Now I don’t want to explain this, I want to read because we’ll go into a bunch of notes.
[62-3] Now, my, there’s just so much here, we could… keep on going. Notice, the Tree of Christ, the Body in the garden, making… His mystery known to this Bride Tree… redeemed by Christ, the second Adam (Do you believe He was?), going back home to Eden with His fallen wife, redeemed back home again. That’s Christ and the Church today–taking His Wife back.
Adam and Eve stood there, Christ there. Adam and Eve comprise one. Every member of the body of Christ according to God is a male. All put together becomes female. Sons and daughters are reckoned all sons. Group wise in the female. Okay.
See the threefold mystery now? God manifest in Christ; [Right?] Christ manifested in the Church; [Right!] all together to bring back the original Adam and Eve (see, types)… man and woman, which are one, made out of the same Blood, and same Spirit, and everything else.
That’s exactly right. She was. Okay.
[63-1] The Church is the Blood of Christ by the Spirit, [The life is in the blood, right? So if the Life of God is in the Bride she is the blood of God vicariously. I don’t even like the word ‘vicariously’, put the word ‘type’.] because the Life is in the blood.
In other words, plain English, where is there any life outside of a Bride? You say, “I don’t think I like that kind of thinking.” Brother/sister, you don’t have to like any kind of thinking.
I don’t have to like any kind of thinking, but we’re not very smart if we don’t like the thinking that God has. This is not a process of reasoning. This is the truth.
[63-1] Now, the Church is the Blood of Christ by the Spirit, [That’s true.] because the Life is in the blood. [That’s explanatory.] That’s the baptism of the Holy Ghost that baptizes us into this Body, that recognizes only His Body, His flesh, His Word. [That’s a mouthful there. Just leave it.] Denomination won’t ever touch that; it’s a revelation.
She knows it. So did Eve know it; but she fell; and this one knows it and won’t fall. She’s ordained… She’s ordained not to…fall. She won’t fall. [God knew Eve was going to fall, Adam fall but He knows this won’t fall. Foreordination.] She’s predestinated to it. [That’s not to fall.] “Blessed is the man to whom the God will not impute sin.”
Now he tells you how she’s not going to fall because He won’t impute sin to her. It doesn’t say she didn’t do it but like a doting parent, “Well, I know my son told a lie but I’m not going to get after him for it. In fact he didn’t even do it in my eyes.” Now God doesn’t quite deal that way; it’s under the blood, so He can’t see it but knowing what is going on for our sakes He trains us and chastises us. In other words, He corrects us.
It doesn’t mean He beats us over the head and knocks us around and say, hey, you got a few more lumps you’ll understand. Look, God doesn’t beat you groggy. If He sees you’re obstinate there will come a day He’ll clean you up and just take you home. Very sweetly you’ll be gone. We don’t see too much of that so praise God, people must be listening.
[63-2] Notice, redeeming back with Him, [that’s to Eden] going home, back to Eternal Life in a human body, [Now watch!] eating, drinking, living forever… [That’s what he’s talking about that is happening now that’s in the process to bring us to this.] Isaiah said, “They build houses and inhabit them, plant vineyards and eat the fruit.” They’ll not build, and another take it. The children won’t take it, but they’ll be there with their offsprings. He’ll build it and stay there. Amen.
He doesn’t build and another eat; He builds and eats himself. Amen. What is it? The Bride going back with Him, redeemed back to the original Adam and Eve again [where they had it ever so good in the Presence of God. We’ll learn more about this]. What sin… has left behind them. They look back at the cross and see the death… has been paid. And now by faith we are resurrected with Him, [in spiritual Resurrection] sitting in heavenly places right now, looking back to what redeemed us, waiting for the Husband to come to march on home with Him. [Sitting in heavenly places, what is it? Under revelation.]
[63-3] Threefold purpose of God manifested in Adam and Eve, and every prophet, and down through the ages, and He that is to come: He that was, He which is, and He which is to come, the whole manifestation, the revelation of the Word of God: Adam and Eve going back home again redeemed: God making Himself known.
In other words, the revelation that we’re into in a nutshell is God put man and woman in a beautiful garden. They fell. He’s going to get them back. How? You got to watch how it’s done. Now watch! With Himself, God made Himself known.
[63-4] There He will sit upon the Throne of David. Is that right? [That’s right.]… And rule all nations with a rod of iron. [That’s right.] There’ll be a tree on each side, and each nation that comes in,… their leaves will be for the healing of the nations.
The kings shall bring their honor into it. There’ll be nothing that can defile or anything… enter in. And Mount Zion will have a Light on her all day and night, and the Redeemed shall walk in that light… hallelujah. To think this is not some mythical story;…
I had a teacher when I was sixteen years of age; I was about sixteen, finishing off my high school. She was a preacher’s daughter. So I thought she would know everything because I figured he had to know something about the Bible which he didn’t.
She said, “You know the Book of Genesis is just a lot of myths,” she said, “the Hebrew myths the same as the Norwegians and Swedes had theirs and the Greeks.” And I believed her for awhile.
So I saw what God could do; my sister lay dying and she was healed. And I wasn’t even saved and I prophesied it.
I said, “Mother, Myrtle will never get better till those two women pray for her.” How did I know? The minute they… took one and a half to two years later when they prayed she was instantly healed.
My sister wrote me a little bit of poetry about that just the other day. We’re quite close together. She’s seventy-five; I’m seventy-two. She knew it was prophecy.
She knew that brought that family into Christ what my sisters and brothers… what sisters came in, which not my brother never did, what little my mother had came because of that. Sure, see? No myth.
There’s no myth. Every breath that you take proves there’s not a myth. Every step you take, every little quickening of the Spirit of God gives you; there’s nothing mythical about this. Mystical but not mythical.
[63-4] …it’s not some theological conception; it’s a revelation of… Christ by His Word, which is out-shining and… been true in all ages. [That’s right. That’s what Christ is the out-shining of God. He’s the Word.] And it’s true in this age! It’s… here now. It’s true with me. It’s true with you, and every man and woman that holds this revelation [which we believe is the Shout.]…
[64-1] And see, God Himself making Himself known and pulsating Himself through the Life that you’re a prisoner to Him now. You are His love prisoner.
We talked about that. What was Paul a prisoner to? To the Word.
Do you think he could have kept his mouth shut that day when Peter was wrong and said, “I got a little this, Peter, he ate with Jesus, he slept with Jesus, he fished and he was there you know at the time of the Resurrection, and oh my, I just got to defer to Peter. I just, well, I’m appalled as I stand in his presence, my mouth is shut.”
And he said, “Peter, who do you think you are?” Well, he wasn’t that nasty. He wasn’t me. He wasn’t I. Well; I tell you he was a whole lot tougher. I might have looked at somebody’s dignity; he didn’t.
If I ask you a question, Peter, “Who sinned, you or God?” You talk about a man prisoner to that Word, then you say, “Well, Paul didn’t shoal up.” He didn’t shoal up?
Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart. It didn’t say any man. It just love your neighbor as yourself. And who is a neighbor? He’s the man that did you good when you needed good done for you.
Oh, that’s what I like about preacher neighbors; you do them good and they just can’t wait to stab you. I’m not speaking out of turn; I’m telling you the truth. I’m going to tell you something.
I’ve learned this; a certain man came by when I needed help one time and he helped me. If there’s ever a man that’s off that Word of God and anointed wrong that man is but I’ve got an obligation to love him the same as I love myself because he came by and he gave me a hand when I needed a hand.
I want you to remember that this morning because I want to preach more devotional as time goes on and let you know some of these things that are here part of this great universe that the outsiders call the great cosmos and get in tune.
The Christian is the most stupid of all; he never wants to get in tune. His only tune is “hallelujah, Jesus died, and hallelujah.”
Let me hallelujah something this morning, brother/sister, there’s a Word of God, there’s a harmony, unless we get in that harmony there’s no going back to Eden.
There’s no change within these mortal frames for I speak with tongues all you want and jump up and down and shout like I did dance with my pants off and my shoes and everything else, literally climb the wall and Lloyd played spiritual leap-frog. Don’t tell me, I know what the score is.
I preached the false gospel of eternal hell till their knuckles got white on the back of benches and I wondered why they couldn’t come because there was no life in what I was preaching and no truth. It was a bunch of hogwash.
And God kept me from dishonoring His great Name by bringing people by some line of fear instead of the Word of Almighty God.
Don’t get your feelings hurt this morning, brother/sister; this is the truth because I’m not lying to you. I’m not lying at all. I’m just giving you what the Word is.
Prisoner of His love. What’s a prisoner? Prisoner of the truth.
[64-1] The world can laugh and make fun… and say, “Come on out.” You could go, but you’re a prisoner. There the… women can act Hollywood, but not you; you’re a prisoner. [What has that got to with everything? That’s the Word. What does the Word say about it? What does the Word say? That’s what counts. It’s not what you and I think. Certainly not.]…
Other men can smoke and drink and carry on if they want to and call themselves Christians, deacons, and even preachers, but not you; you’re a prisoner, you’re a prisoner to the Word. Yes, sir.
[64-2] Making His mystery known to His Bride Tree, redeemed by Christ, the second Adam; going back home to be restored… to the original Eden, free from death, sickness, sorrow, shame, going back to the Eternal Life. [That’s immortality with it.]
Then… Listen. So many people’s got the wrong conception… to convert people to Christianity and to its government is not God’s thought at all.
Now we’re going to stop right there. Now listen! You notice what he’s talking about. God manifested as he said the principles of the Message were threefold.
Number one, in Christ is the mystery of God revealed. God who is mysterious. God who cannot be touched and contacted. God the great Infinite. How do we get to know Him?
God made the purpose and plan of His own how to get to us and therefore, He began operating through a manifestation and that is Christ which is the anointed one and the anointing of God.
He first started His little light way back there and then began progressively coming forth through the prophets until He Himself took upon himself the form of a man. We’ll talk about that. See?
Now, God manifested in Christ, revelation what He wants there. Then God Almighty getting preeminence and the preeminence was in Christ, the preeminence was in prophets, the preeminence is in us in varying degrees, preeminence, getting that preeminence.
The last thing is getting us back to where we… He wants us to be which is Eden in a greater and better form than ever even to New Jerusalem with all of His plan consummated and that little Bride taking the place of the masterpiece which she is of Almighty God with His own individual masterpiece that One which we call Christ Jesus.
Now he’s dealing with the part of coming back to Eden. So therefore, we are going to think in those terms. All right.
Having read this portion of the message it might be well to deal with the Garden of Eden as we are to be restored back to it.
And as He is dealing with that phase of the message now, he calls Eden by name four times and eludes to it several more times so we might just consider that Scripture… that subject scripturally. Okay.
We are going to read pertinent scriptures then that are in the Bible concerning Eden and we begin with,
(07) And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. [That’s the physical exterior. The spirit part was already made.]
(08) And the LORD God [formed] a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
(09) And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; [Now listen! The LORD God made to grow out of the ground every tree that is pleasant to the sight, it grew out of the ground, and it’s good for food; but it doesn’t say that about the next two trees. It says, and] the tree of life… [it’s likely a period should be here] the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of [the] knowledge of good and evil.
It didn’t say that they came out of the ground. It didn’t say that they were planted. It simply said they were there, so don’t try to make it a tree that came out of the ground because you’re adding to the Word because it doesn’t say that.
You say, “I believe by inference.” You can’t infer anything. Say, “Well, heavenly days, Brother Vayle, I need someone to interpret.” That’s exactly right. You do.
And I’m not the Roman Catholic church or some pope or a bunch of priests; I go to the prophet because that’s what the Jews did.
You call it Judo-Christianity. Ha! The Jews wouldn’t touch this with a forty-foot pole and I don’t blame them because they’re not idiots. Said, bring us a prophet; they missed their prophet because Christ was a prophet. He was the prophet.
Everybody says, “Oh, He’s the Lamb of God.” I beg your pardon, He was barely the Lamb of God; He was the prophet who became a Lamb because all… most prophets die in Jerusalem.
Don’t go beyond the Word, my brother/sister, stay with It.
(10) And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads. [And right on down, let’s go to verse 15.]
(15) And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. [That’s to prune it, make it just… go around picking the flowers and things.]
(16) And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: [And they could, the ones that grew there.]
(17) But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day [of the eating thereof dying thou doest surely die]…
So therefore, these were trees that were not planted; they were trees that you could not really eat of because you see they had no nourishment from the soil in them. These trees had to be two different kinds of trees. We’re getting into symbology here, see, that’s the part of it.
Now, let’s go to,
(22) And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: [You tell me what tree or shrub you can eat off and learn something and be smart? It won’t do it.] and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever: [You think you’re going to eat something and live forever, like minerals from the Dead Sea or something?]
(23) Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
(24) So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
To keep the way of the Tree of Life; why in the world would you have to do something like that? Cherubims to keep a way of a Tree of Life? To keep us… It doesn’t say to keep the Tree of Life; it says to keep the way of it.
In other words, it tells you to keep from getting there is what it is. Something is set before you; there’s no way to get there. It becomes a hindrance now.
(03) For the LORD shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and… make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.
Okay, we got a projection way down the road. God is going to take a certain portion of the earth and turn it right back to like it was in the Garden of Eden. He’s going to make the desert blossom like a rose. That’s Eden. Okay.
We might now turn to Ezekiel 28; this is in the parable using the king of Tyrus as a type.
(12) Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.
(13) Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God;…
So who was in the Garden there with Eve? The devil, everybody knows it, this has to do with the devil. The king of Tyrus was not back in Eden. We’ll get not but a little further on to understand why this is used this way. You’re into symbology and typing.
(13) …every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, [the] topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
Now what does this sound like? This sounds like the ephod of the high priest, and so this was one who led in worship and he went right down into the Garden of Eden and he began telling Eve all about God and what it was to listen to God, how to listen to God and what to do about what God said.
He was in Eden and notice; it is called the Garden of God. Now just keep that in mind.
Let’s go and read a lot of,
(01) And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the third month, in the first day of the month, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
(02) Son of man, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, and to his multitude; Whom art thou like in thy greatness? [Let’s make a comparison. We’re getting into politics.]
(03) Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a shadowing shroud, and…an high stature; and his top was among the thick boughs.
(04) [And] the waters made him great, [that signifies people]… [and] set him up on high with her rivers running round about his plants, and sent [out] little rivers [into] all the trees of the field. [That’s an empire he’s got built up.]
(05) Therefore his height was exalted above… the trees of the field, and his boughs were multiplied, and his branches became long because of the multitude of waters, when he shot forth.
(06) [And] the fowls of heaven made their nests in his boughs, and under his branches… all the beasts of the field bring forth their young,… under his shadow dwelt all [the] great nations. [See, there you are.]
(07) Thus was he fair in his greatness, in the length of his branches: for his [roots were] by great waters.
(08) The cedars in the garden of God could not hide him: [He took authority far beyond what God had allocated to anybody. He was running things himself now and this is where all government is at this point, has been and will be at this point.]…
(08) The cedars in the garden of God could not hide him: the fir trees were not like his boughs, and the chestnut trees were not like his branches; nor any tree in the garden of God was like unto him in his beauty.
“Thou sealest up the sum full of beauty, and you were in the garden of God, you were in Eden.” See, what we’re talking about now. Let’s keep these things in mind. We’re talking about Eden. This is Eden he’s talking about.
(09) I have made him fair by the multitude of his branches: so… all the trees of Eden, that were in the garden of God, envied him. [It started right with Eve. She wanted knowledge. She wanted to get away from God. It was too simple. We could be fooled the same way if we don’t follow the way God’s ordained it, knowledge and these things come.]
(10) Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast lifted up thyself in height, and he hath shot up his top among the thick boughs, and his heart is lifted up in his height;
(11) I have therefore delivered him into the hand of the mighty one of the heathen; [and] he shall surely deal with him: I have driven him out for his wickedness.
(12) And strangers, the terrible of the nations, have cut him off, and have left him: upon the mountains and in all the valleys his branches are fallen, and his boughs are broken by all the rivers of the land; and all the people of the earth are gone down from his shadow, and have left him.
See, the empire falls. Empires keep falling. Someone keeps rising up. The devil said, “All these things will I give you. All the world’s mine; I’ll give it to you.”
All government rule actually typifies the rule of God but it’s solely run by the devil until God diverts it from its perversion and brings it back. Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and this is Caesar right here.
(13) Upon his ruin shall all the fowls of the heaven remain, and all the beasts of the field shall be upon his branches:
(14) To the end that none of all the trees by the waters exalt themselves for their height, neither shoot up their top among the thick boughs, neither their trees stand up in their height, all that drink water: for they are all delivered unto death, to the nether parts of the earth, in the midst of the children of men, with them that go down to the pit. [Now this tells you right here that all governments are going to go to the lake of fire. That’s what Brother Branham said: “God does not bring in coverts by government.”]
(15) Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day when he went down to the grave I caused a mourning: I covered the deep for him, and I restrained the floods thereof, and the great waters were stayed: and I caused Lebanon to mourn for him, and all the trees of the field fainted for him.
(16) I made the nations to shake at the sound of his fall, when I cast him down to hell with them that descend into the pit: and all the trees of Eden, the choice and best of Lebanon, all that drink water, shall be comforted in the nether parts of the earth. [A lot of this is strictly symbology.]
(17) They also went down into hell with him unto them that be slain with the sword; and they that were his arm, that dwelt under his shadow in the midst of the heathen.
(18) To whom art thou thus like in glory and in greatness among the trees of Eden? yet shalt thou be brought down with the trees of Eden unto the nether parts of the earth: thou shalt lie in the midst of the uncircumcised [and they’ll]… be slain by the sword. This is Pharaoh and all his multitude, saith… GOD.
All right. Eden completely went away. It literally perished from off the earth. The things of God except a little trickle down through the ages went completely gone.
So there’s where you can see whatever God started in Eden was completely despoiled, and he said there was a kingdom raised up in its stead that outshone it and did far greater as Satan tried to outshine Michael’s kingdom as Brother Branham brought you and others have brought the same thing, it’s not preached originally by Brother Branham.
As Satan led in worship, but he said, “Listen, all yours is going down the way that went down.”
As I said in Eden, you died, everything dies. No man is free of it, but only that which God ordained is ever going to come back. There is nothing said about these that were in competition to Eden ever come back.
Everything is going to be destroyed. There will be no vestige of anything but the fulfillment of the Word of Almighty God. There goes your seminaries and everything else.
You say, why do you say that, Brother Vayle? Because every seminary fights every other seminary. Where is the Holy Ghost? The Garden of Eden. Okay.
Ezekiel again, 36:
(33) Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day that I shall have cleansed you from… your iniquities I will also cause you to dwell in the cities, and the wastes shall be builded.
(34) And the desolate land shall be tilled, whereas it lay desolate in the sight of all that passed by.
(35) And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like the garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are become fenced, and are inhabited.
There you see a promise of restoration. Okay. We won’t read the one in Revelation at this particular time but it’s there. All right.
Now, placing these Scripture with what Brother Branham said it is very evident that Eden is a type or shadow of the antitypes of the Millennium and the New Jerusalem.
God placed by foreknowledge and predestination Adam and his bride in a place of God’s own choosing and making and it was God’s own property. The Garden did not belong to Adam. It was God’s Garden. It was never said it was Adam’s garden.
All you sitting here all these years along with me we have just neglected to read the Scripture, to look it up, we’ve always said, well, that’s where God put Adam. It actually said well, therefore, Adam was the owner. He was not. He was the caretaker.
He was a steward and Eve was a steward and she wasn’t faithful with what was not hers so she lost what was hers and God could not give her what was hers to be given. You’re not listening. You’re not getting it. You heard but you’re not getting it.
The parable of the unjust steward; they were stewards. She would not listen to her husband who listened to God. She was not careful with what was not hers and God withheld from her what was hers which was immortality. Do you follow me?
What are you doing about the Word of this hour if that indeed was the prophet of God? What do you do with this? “Well, I got this.” You got nothing my brother, my sister you’re still back there in your sins.
Say, “Brother Vayle, you cut it too fine.” I’m cutting it fine for me, brother/sister. Who do you think I’m talking about? Do you think I want my conscience needlessly put at unrest and put yours at unrest?
I can milk you a whole lot better and get a whole lot more money out of you. When have I ever asked for your money? I’ve never asked anybody to suffer for me. Never asked anything of you, but I’m telling you something.
I’m asking this of you now for your good, not mine because I understand what I’m talking about. I know the principles which I shall delineate to you one of these days and show you where you’re making mistakes.
I don’t think you mean to make mistakes. It’s mistakes everybody makes. But you got to be motivated correctly.
Now this… the world tries to get back to Eden. It tries to get there where God is and it can’t do it because it’s not ours in the first place. Adam was not charged a rent. He was a steward who became an unjust steward because he took his wife.
And here’s where you’ve got to understand the woman is not a lesser creation for the sake of being a lesser creation but she was not in the original creation. She was not of God. She was of Adam.
Woman is the glory of man and man is the glory of God. Man is the head of the woman. Christ is the head of the man and God is the head of Christ.
You have a step-down economy known as… everything in Regan’s… administration is proving America’s the thirteenth chapter and proving the Word of God. He calls it the trickle down economy, supply economy.
It’s everything is Bible, he doesn’t even know it’s Bible. Calls himself a Christian and opens the door to Catholicism. If you think Kennedy was a big mistake, Protestants voting him in, the Protestants couldn’t keep out a Roman Catholic under any consideration now because the Roman Catholics are the majority vote.
What’s our government allowing a president to go and form a liaison with a church? It shows what the church is. Exaltation. Got to be above all the trees, got to take over, got to have a big union. Do you think this union is not going to crush us?
Come, brother/sister, let’s face it. The prophet said so. We’re living in a daydream right at this point of the hour. It’s a pitiful thing. All right.
We’re going to keep reading here. God’s own choosing, God’s own property, this place called Eden was a physical place for physical people who were sons of God and they were guests of God because the Father… I want to show you something. Malachi, oh, you should know I’d be turning to,
(16) [And] they that feared the LORD [spoke] often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, [They weren’t praying to God; they were talking to each other. What do you think they were talking about that made God so happy? Well, this message, of course, end time Word, Elijah.]… a book of remembrance was written before [God] for them [who] feared the LORD, and thought upon his name [and talked about his name].
(17) And [they’ll] be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in [the] day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man [spares] his own son that [serves] him.
He did not spare Adam but He will spare us. Under what conditions? The conditions of Malachi 4, Malachi, chapter 1 to 4, “Behold, I send you Elijah before that great and dreadful day of the Lord but I’m going to get you out of here.”
You get spared. Spared for what? Back to Eden. Eve was not spared. Adam was not spared. No one was spared. Nobody till this hour. Christ was not spared but there will be a group of people spared. Sons.
Here they lived and enjoyed life, eating and drinking, sleeping. We’re physically employed in the labor of love, sensately dealing with physical forces, wherein previously they had not dealt with physical forces.
They couldn’t being beings in the spirit, male and female co-joined as one. Adam directed the beasts of the fields and all of nature as the Holy Ghost directs us and deals with nature now: a statement from Brother Branham.
Now in a physical form they can deal with physical things. In the physical form was where the trouble came. Adam and Eve fell so they were forced from the Garden of God which was eventually lost to the earth. Is it in a dimension? I believe it is.
I believe that very heaven everybody talks about is the very thing. Yeah, we’re going to be eating and drinking, brother/sister, things are going to be growing.
Heaven come down to earth. What is heaven? It is an elevated place. It’s a dimension. I’m not speaking now for the prophet who had THUS SAITH THE LORD, it’s just a matter I’m looking forward. See?
So we see nature fell with the fall of man. Let’s go back to Romans and learn about this fallen nature. That’s the 8th chapter, of course…
(18) For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
(19) For the earnest expectation of the [creation is waiting] for the manifestation of the sons of God. [When they come to their full fruition when those sons are here to take over the earth.]
(20) For… [creation] was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but [vanity that means to a vain quality which… is not just v-a-n-i-t-y but v-a-i-n, void, vain. See?] not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
(21) Because the [creation] itself… shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
(22) For we know that the whole creation [groans] and [travails] in pain together until now.
(23) And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the first-fruits of the Spirit, [we got the Holy Ghost] even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption,… the redemption of [the] body. [Nature is waiting upon us. All nature went down. It fell.]
Okay, now as Brother Branham speaks, a man being restored to Eden, he projects the going back to Eden all the way to New Jerusalem. The prophet constantly uses the principle of projection as he necessarily deals with the whole plan.
That’s what I spoke of when I started my preliminarily remarks. We now see a principle laid down here in the teaching of the Word of God; it’s called the principle of projection. And that projection is you start and without blinking an eye it will jump two thousand years, four thousand years.
We got too much [Inaudible] And that’s what the prophet did when he taught about the judge as I told you I was always puzzled me the Judge of Revelation 1:12-14 he said, He is the judge because He had the robe of a judge on, and He is the judge.
Now you look back when he was Son of man on earth, the prophet, he was the judge by the authority that God placed in Him. When the days of the Son of man returned which they have to return: show me the theologians that can tell you about that outside of William Branham.
Nobody else ever taught it. I got the books. Nobody can teach it because they don’t know what it’s about. Then he is judge again. And at this time it is set in motion that the projection goes to the Ancient of Days to the White Throne. Projection, the same projection Brother Branham uses now.
He takes us and shows us that this One who is manifested in this hour was the One that was back there in the Garden, that Christ, is the same One that came on earth as a human being and died, now has appeared at the end time in the form of the Holy Ghost, not here on earth physically, no way shape and form, but by the Holy Ghost through the ministry of a prophet, now projecting Him to the Millennium, and beyond to New Jerusalem, new heavens and new earth.
Now let’s go to,
(14) For they that say such things… plainly [declare] that they seek a country. [To say what? That line with the Scripture.]
(15) And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they [would] have [gone back]…
All right, you can’t get mixed up now. Which Eden are you looking for? Satan’s Eden? Brother Branham preached on it. I hope your understanding illuminates it when you hear… when you have heard this morning which when you go into it and read that sermon again or hear it. They would have gone back.
(16) But now they desire a better [A better what? It doesn’t necessarily say, country; they desire something better]… that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.
(17) By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: [and so on]…
Now what are we looking at here? We’re looking at this projection here that these people who are the descendants of Adam who came from what they knew to be the proper place of God are not only looking for that place but they’re looking beyond that place according to the revelation which is going to give them the new heavens and the new earth.
And I call that the law of projection where a theme runs in continuity according to the prophecy and you can go back here and watch it come all the way through and go back and watch all the way through or suddenly stop here and go back, move forward, move here, move there. It all comes together.
Projection, therefore, Brother Branham uses projection the same as he did on the judge; it’s a scriptural law. Jesus Christ used it.
Everybody uses it but only a prophet can tell you where the projection stops and then starts whereas Jesus took the projection from the Garden of Eden, the woman’s seed, took it right to Isaiah 61, stop right in the middle of verse 2.
Now the projection from there starts when? When the book is opened in Revelation 10, the mighty one comes down and that projection goes all the way through. Only a prophet can know these things and show us these things.
Theologians cannot do it. For the first reason they don’t believe it. It’s always, “Brethren, let us get together and pool our resources.”
I won’t pool my resources with anybody anymore. You might take my two bits. I’ll stand up here and teach. You and I… I can do what I want with what I teach; you can do what you want with what I teach.
It’s all that simple but there’s no pooling of resources. Not that you can’t know something. I’m not saying that. You might be way ahead of me. But a revelation is a revelation. See?
Now, Brother Branham speaks of this, then he speaks of the original Eden, then the Millennium, then the New Jerusalem which is the future home of the earthly Bride and heavenly Bridegroom.
Now we can view some of the other points in the message that Brother Branham spoke of for instance, he brought up when he says over here,…
[62-2] Now remember, He is that Tree of Life contrary to the [serpent] seed, you see.
Okay, he’s contrary to the serpent seed. All right, let’s go to… Matthew 12. Our time’s just about all gone. I just don’t where time goes. I know where it goes.
It goes into eternity. I just want control of these things. I try to lay too much ground work at times and it doesn’t work. Okay.
(22) [And they]… brought [to] him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb… [spoke] and saw.
(23) And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David? [Is not this the Christ? Is not this the Messiah? Is not this the one we’re looking for?]
(24) …the Pharisees… This fellow [can’t] cast out devils, but by Beelzebub [and he’s] the prince of the devils. [Right with old Beelzebub.]
(25) And Jesus knew their thoughts, and [he told]… them, [Now, he said, you’re blaspheming me which I forgive you but there comes a time when the Holy Ghost Himself will do this… this is this hour, when you will never be forgiven.]
Now, what I want you to notice here is that the people said, “This has got to be the seed of the woman.” And they said, “No, this is the seed of the serpent. This is that other one. This is Beelzebub.” Okay.
Let’s just talk about the seed of the serpent. How did the seed of the serpent come? How did he get here? By the mingling of a lie with the truth in the minds of two animal beings, yeah, man’s animal, he’s mammal, two animal beings.
One serpent animal mind deliberately implanted the lie in an innocent human mind and then the two diverse species with disparate bodies of flesh, that’s disparate; they’re different in the animal kingdom. These two creatures produced a third creature, the seed of the serpent, Cain, a hybrid animal.
Let’s go to 1 Corinthians 15:38. Now a lot of… now you might not believe that here. This has been believed by the Jews for centuries and centuries.
It’s right in their doctrine and it’s the only thing that could have happen in the Garden of Eden because the woman doesn’t have any trouble with childbearing by eating apples.
Sometimes she’s benefited. You don’t give anybody problems with childbirth because she eats something, although that could happen with indigestion.
The problem lies in how the child comes under what conditions because woman weren’t made to die just because they suffer. That was part of what came on them.
It was… The Jewish Talmud positively says, that Eve copulated with the serpent and brought forth Cain. Even Adam Clark understood it to a good degree of that.
Now let me read over here in,
(38) But God [gives] it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body. [The human seed has a human body, every seed a body]
(39) All flesh is not the same flesh:… there is one kind of flesh of men, another… of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.
So therefore, God has laid down that the comingling of His kingdom should not exist but you know under certain conditions when they are so close together they can hybridize, they can bring forth issue, and the serpent was not a four-footed beast.
He was full of beauty. He was full of wisdom. He could talk, reason. Animals still can reason to a degree and put two and two together. Monkeys learn how it is to wash food. They don’t know that from birth; they learn it but they haven’t got a soul that is a true inner soul.
Don’t have a place where there is seed where the spirit of God could be, weren’t predestinated. Now these two people… now these two got together. Now it tells you distinctly here then they’re different kind of flesh.
Now this flesh comingled and brought forth Cain. He was a mingled seed who types the denominations for they go through all the motions and the visible experiences and worship apart from a true revelation.
Now let’s go to 1 John and prove that because I’m not going to say anything I can’t prove by Scripture. The 3rd chapter, I think I said 5th but it’s the 3rd. All right.
(11) For this is the message that we have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
(12) Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother.
How could Cain be of Adam and Adam be a Son of God? Then God was the wicked one. Then the woman theologian who said, “Look it, God and the devil are the same person.” She had to be right.
So much for women preaching and women theologians. Another woman theologian said Adam was the devil. So it had it in for us woman ever since. Poor women. Men don’t have it in for women really; that’s the stupidest thing in the world.
Men love women and the world is not too good for them if women would just be women, and the women would give the men the world if men would just be men but they got things mixed up. Just like Eve got mixed up with that lousy serpent. She got carried away with an act of love, sexual love.
(12) Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, [not the killing of his brother, that wasn’t the evil work.]
That was evil but this preceded that. And what was it? It was an act of worship. He got involved worshipping God and God said, “You got the wrong offering. You got the Word right but you got it divided wrong. You gave me a first-fruit offering, the fruit off the ground. You gave me an offering signifying eternal life and immortality and you can’t do it.”
We’ve only got a token of immortality. We don’t have it yet. We don’t. The first Bride’s got the Old Testament. We don’t have it. But we’ve got the one that can give it to us and He’s on the scene to do it. See?
His works were evil. Now he wasn’t cursing. He wasn’t drinking. He wasn’t blaspheming in the sense of cursing God to his face. He didn’t pull his knife on Adam and Abel at that time.
He very nicely humbly sweetly brought a beautiful offering and the Bible said, “Able offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain,” so therefore, Cain’s offering and sacrifice was excellent because if I got a light brown tie on and this shirt which I don’t have really, slightly tanned, and this shirt is brown, this is shirt is browner than this brown.
So Abel offered a sacrifice and it was excellent but Cain’s was more excellent. Why? Because the dividing of the Word was there by revelation and as his father gave a wrong revelation and induced Eve to enter into a program of life that God had instituted by getting her to do it a wrong way so this boy follows in his father’s footsteps.
So does every church do that. God gives them the grace, original revelation and men begin playing with it and fooling with it. If you were to raise Luther today he would protest the Lutherans exactly as he protested the Catholics.
If you raised Wesley he’d do the same thing. And if time goes on if William Branham could come back he protest us. You bet he would because man cannot help but just add and figure this thing out and make that look nice, the other thing, and we get more crowds, we get more money, we get more this.
I will show you what your attitude and things must be to have financial protection if you really want to know the truth. We’ll get into it. It’s not what people think it is at all. It’s not what people think it is at all.
They’re all mixed up and what they think because there’s no harmony between them and God. You got to have a harmony. If you want to be like the tree planted by the water, you better get your roots in the water.
Yes sir, you don’t want your fruit shriveled up. “That withholdeth more than is meet, tendeth to poverty.”
I’m not looking at your pocketbooks. I’m just trying to tell you something. And I’ve proved over the years and the closer I follow the more God does it. And I don’t intend to walk out of here a millionaire.
Who gives a rip about anything? Give us this day our daily bread but also I go beyond that, give me enough Lord, to have good to do to all men under any circumstance.
I can’t stop short of that. How can I give what I don’t have? How can I do with what I don’t possess? I can’t take somebody else’s.
We’ll talk about that too. It’s all over? Well, too bad. I think I could go another hour and a half, no way. Not even thirty minutes.
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