Let us pray.
Heavenly Father, again we count it a great privilege to be in this place set apart for Your service as Your worship Lord, knowing that You are present.
As the prophet said, “When Moses went down into Egypt You went down… with him not only manifesting in signs and wonders, appearing therein but also You were seen visibly in a Pillar of Fire, so in these last days.”
We appreciate that so much Lord, to know that we’re right back to the era now where there has to be an Exodus and You are the One whose come down to get us out of here. We appreciate that so much, with the Shout, with the voice and with the trumpet.
May we Lord, tonight remember what was said in that trumpet that… rather that, Shout Lord, that voice that was given to us in this hour that will bring to pass what we’re looking for which is that trumpet call.
May we know what is given to us, Lord that we are supposed to have because we know that we are to restored back in our faith and our hearts turned back to the fathers.
So help us tonight to understand what has gone on and what is going on, what is yet to go on through the study of Your Word which is left us by the prophet.
Help us in these things. We’ll be careful to give you the praise in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
You may be seated.
Now we’re going to have to more or less take completely what we took last Sunday, Brother Branham, and this in number 19 for sure now, I’m usually out of step with the actual number sermon. This is number 19 on Christ is the Mystery of God Revealed.
And in this particular portion we have come to where Brother Branham is dealing with the Bride, the fallen Bride, redeemed back to God and back to Eden. He dealt with this subject, of course, in the three phases which was revelation, preeminence and back to Eden.
He also used the first two synonymous… synonymously by saying the phase of revelation was God manifested in Christ.
And then he mentioned where Christ would be manifested in a Bride receiving preeminence whereas once God had the full dedication attention and the sovereignty in the life of one person called Christ, he would now have the same sovereignty in a person at the end of this age.
Someone so dedicated as to give Christ the preeminence, of course, that was the prophet speaking of himself. I know it sounds pretty elevated, pretty lofty that a man should testify so but who is going to make a disclaimer upon that when we have studied the case.
So the phase tonight and I suppose for sometime is dealing with that fallen Bride being restored back to Eden and in speaking of Eden on page 62 which we read and about the 2nd major paragraph.
[62-2] Now remember, that He [Christ] is that Tree of Life contrary to the serpent seed,… He’s that Seed, the woman’s Seed, the Tree of Life in the garden. 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 it do? He had to be chopped down… He was put on a tree of disgrace (“for cursed is everyone that hangeth upon a tree”), and became 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. Same Bride Tree back again (notice) making it known.
[62-3] Now, my, there’s just so much here, we could just keep on going. Notice, the Tree of Christ, the Body in the Garden,… now—making His mystery known to this Bride Tree… redeemed by Christ, the second Adam (do you believe He was?), [He was really the last Adam. The terminology is last Adam, second man as far as I recall.]
(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. See the threefold mystery now?
God manifested in Christ; Christ manifested in the Church; all together to bring back the original Adam and Eve again—man and woman, which are one, made out of the same Blood… the same Spirit, and everything else.
Now remember, he typed the Bride with David with five hundred wives was one man and all the bride was of David was typed as one, not typed as five hundred. They may comprise the one unity which was a bride.
[63-1] The Church is the Blood of Christ by the Spirit, because the Life is in the Blood. That’s the baptism of the Holy Ghost that baptizes us into His Body, that recognizes only His Body His flesh, His Word.
Denominations won’t ever touch that; it’s a revelation. She knows it. So did Eve know it, but she fell; but this one knows it and won’t fall. She’s ordained!… She’s ordained to not fall. She’s won’t fail. She’s predestinated to it.
“Blessed is the man to whom the Lord God will not impute sin.” You ministers know what I’m speaking of… a couple dozen of you sitting here. See? “Blessed is the man to whom God will not impute sin”—that was said by David.
[63-2] Notice, redeeming back with Him; going home, back to Eternal Life in a human body, eating, drinking, living forever. [Now that’s what you’re looking at.]
Isaiah said, “They build houses and inhabit them, plant vineyards and eat the fruit.” They’ll not build, another take it. The children won’t take it, but they’ll be there with their offspring. He’ll build it and stay there. Amen.
He doesn’t build and another eat; He builds and he eats himself. Amen! What is it? His Bride going back with Him, redeemed back to the original Adam and Eve again.
[Now that’s back in the Garden as two innocent people and, of course, they were not necessarily righteous; they were innocent and they became sinful. All right.] For it’s left—itself… behind [that is sin then has left behind, see?]
They look back at the cross and see that death has been paid.… now by faith we are resurrected with Him, sitting in heavenly places right now, [that’s a spiritual Resurrection that he spoke of] looking back to what redeemed us, waiting for the Husband to come, to march on home with Him.
[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.
[63-4] There He’ll sit upon the Throne of David. Is that right? And… rule all nations with a rod of iron. There’ll be a tree on each side, and each nation that comes in,… their leaves will be… [that is of the tree] will be for the healing of the nations. The kings shall bring their honor into it. And there’ll be nothing that can defile or anything ever enter into it.
And Mount Zion will have a Light on her all day and night, and the Redeemed shall walk in that Light! Oh, hallelujah! [Now he’s talking about redeemed back to Eden. Right?]
[63-5] Just to think it’s not a mythical story; it’s not some theological conception; it’s a revelation of Jesus Christ by His Word, which is outshining and been true [or has outshone and been true] in all ages! And it’s true in this age! It’s true here now. It’s true with me. It’s true with you, and every man and woman that holds this revelation.
That’s the Shout, of course, and if you were to ask somebody, “What is the message?”
Many people, you know for years we sort of staggered and stumbled around, you know, we looked at a lot of things and said well, this is the message and that’s the message, and a lot of other things were the message.
What is it Brother Branham was talking about? And Brother Branham then told us very, very succinctly in ‘62, he said, “My message which my ministry,” of course, which remember a ministry in itself is not the thing, it’s the message that makes the ministry, he said, “is to declare that He is here.”
So what you’re looking at here is the fact that you have that One here getting us in a position to take us back to Eden. So everyone that holds that revelation…
[64-1] And see, God Himself making Himself known and pulsating Him through the Life that you’re a prisoner to Him now. You are His love prisoner. The world can laugh, make fun and say, “Come on out.” [That’s your token, see.]
You could go, but you’re a prisoner. There, the women can act Hollywood, but not you; you’re a prisoner. See? Amen. See, you’re a prisoner to Christ.
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. Yes, sir.
[64-2] Making His mystery known to His Bride Tree, redeemed by Christ, the second Adam; going back home to be restored back to the original Eden; [Now it’s to the original Eden] free from death, sickness, sorrow, shame; going back with Eternal Life.
Then… Listen. So many people got the wrong conception. To convert people to Christanity and to its government is not God’s thought at all.
Now and in here as I mentioned last Sunday there are four times that Brother Branham actually mentions the Garden of Eden and several times he alludes to it.
So what we did we went into the subject to a certain degree and we looked up the references on the Garden of Eden and though we left out a couple of them which to my estimation were not too pertinent.
We came up with the study in Genesis 2:7-15, Genesis 3:22-24, Isaiah 51:3, Ezekiel 28:12-13, Ezekiel 31:1-18, Ezekiel 36:33-35, there is also a couple others but let’s just read these now beginning again in Genesis 2:7-15, at least part of it.
(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.
(08) And the LORD God planted 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 notice he doesn’t say in the next phrase, that out of the ground came these two trees, it just simply says] the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of [the] knowledge of good and evil.
In other words, they’re not necessarily trees. We have some… we have the symbolic understanding here. So you keep that in mind because it doesn’t say that they came out of the ground.
People say, “Well, he said you shouldn’t eat of those trees.” Well, you know how it is that people say, “Well, once he had a taste of that he didn’t want anything else,” a taste of gambling, a taste of this, a taste of that.
The person became completely perverted into it. So these are… symbolical although they are actually real.
(10) And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
(11) [And] the name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;
(12) And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.
(13) And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.
(14) And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.
(15) And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
(16) And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
(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 dost surely die.]
Okay and in,
(22) And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become… one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
(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. [So man did not have access to that.]
All right in,
(03) For the LORD shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will 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.
Now here you find Eden is running parallel or is the same as Zion. And you know what Brother Branham said about Mount Zion of the Future Home of the Earthly Bride and the Heavenly Bridegroom.
All right. The Book of Ezekiel, and of course, here we have the symbol again where God is taking up a lamentation against the king of Tyrus and you know that this goes far beyond the king; it goes right back to what motivates the king and what the king is in league with, so therefore, listen.
(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; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, [the] topaz,… the diamond, [and]… beryl, the onyx,… the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
(14) Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth;… I have set thee so:
Now Tyrus was certainly not an anointed cherub. You know in the wilderness tabernacle they carved out the cherubim and they were over the mercy seat with their wings outstretched.
They were part of the literal Presence of Almighty God who were there in the Presence of God and of course, at this time here they constituted a part of worship. And you see the same things in the Book of Ezekiel, also, other portions.
(14) …I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
(15) Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
(16) By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the [mount] of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire [and so on].
You can see here that this is relative to Satan himself and you can see that Satan was in the Garden of Eden. Okay.
We go further to Ezekiel 31, and here again we see symbology again. We see this set forth in symbols.
(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?
(03) Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a shadowing shroud, and of an high stature; and his top was among the thick boughs.
(04) The waters made him great, the deep set him up on high with her rivers running round about his plants, and sent [out] her little rivers unto all the trees of the field.
Now you’ll notice that this is a place of great fruition. There’s a lot of fruit going to be here. There’s going to be an expansion from a center, from the center to circumference.
(05) Therefore his height was exalted above all 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. [And, of course, that’s dominion over people and power that they give him.]
(06) All the fowls of heaven made their nests in his boughs, [and always that signifies evil]… under his branches did… the beasts of the field bring forth their young, and under his shadow dwelt all great nations.
(07) Thus was he fair in his greatness, in the length of his branches: for his [roots] was by great waters.
(08) The cedars in the garden of God could not hide him: [Now those are clues that you listen for] the fir trees were not like his boughs,… the chestnut trees were not like his branches; nor any tree in the garden of God was like unto him in his beauty.
Now you see you got your… your language of symbols in here and if you haven’t guessed it by now this is Satan’s eden what we’re talking about and we’re seeing where his origin was and what he did to get him where he is today and why judgment comes.
(09) I have made him fair by the multitude of his branches: so that all the trees of Eden, that were in the garden of God, envied him.
Now you’re looking at that again that’s a prime curse that there is where a man wants to go to organization because that’s where the crowd is, the money is, everything else. You’re getting into wrong philosophy, see.
(10) Therefore thus saith the Lord…; 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; he shall surely deal with him: I have driven him out for his wickedness.
Now remember, that happened to Babylon and if you’re reading correctly you’re looking at Rome here, and the world ecumenical councils which are reading Brother Branham and there’s a bomb with their name on it. Rome’s going to get it and America’s going to get it.
Remember those bombs will literally be able to wipe out a continent by the time they’re finished, the filth thrown off anyway. There’s enough in one of those missiles up there and they can have them going off in a series and there’d be no stopping it.
(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.
(13) Upon his ruin shall all the fowls of the heaven remain, and all the beasts of the field shall be upon his branches:
Now you notice that’s the same phraseology used concerning Tyre that describing the fact that there’s going to be nothing left there.
This is how your kingdom’s rise and fall and who is at the head of those kingdoms and what those kingdoms are purporting to do.
Always trying to outshine God and God’s people, always trying to take over in worship and be the exalted ones.
(14) To the end that none of… the trees by the [rivers] exalt themselves for their height, neither shoot… their top among the thick boughs, neither their trees stand up in their height, all that [drank] water: for they are all delivered unto death, [He’s going to leave neither root nor branch] to the nether parts of the earth, in the midst of the children of men, with them that go down to the pit.
Now you notice in there the hierarchy and the whole bunch are going to go down. And you notice it’s the waters that give them authority. I guess there’s one place where Brother Branham and I sort of disagreed though we don’t disagree.
He said, “I always feel sorry for the people; it’s not the people, it’s organization.”
My answer is always been this, who are the ones that are organizing and gives the power to the organizers? You just don’t look at the people and say, well, I’m going to forgive them because they’re led by a bunch of booboo’s. There’s no way.
See, the individuals are responsible. There’s not one that shall not bear his judgment and stand before the great White Throne and give an account. There’s not one.
You can say, “Well, this person isn’t to be blamed because that was the leader.” Who made him the leader? We’ve got a Mafia condition in America, read a Reader’s Digest, every place you go we’ve got corruption. Who does it?
Grassroots with their pork barrel: greed with their loopholes. It’s always… it’s don’t you… You can’t just look at leaders; you’ve got to look at people because the Bible ends up by saying, “and my people like it so.” They want it that way. See?
(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. [In other words, God just let them have their own great funeral.]
(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:
Now he’s talking of course, in terminology here of nation after nation, Babylon and all these nations going on down bringing, letting you know that the head of the whole thing is Satan, like he said to Jesus, he said, “All these kingdoms can I give you if you fall down and worship me.”
(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, [and] all that drink water, shall be comforted in the nether parts of the earth.
In other words, there’s a comfort going to come at a time of the restoration of Babylon, and you notice the trees of Lebanon, that’s the cedars speaks of beauty and Christian virility and righteousness and so on, like the palm tree, and it says they’re going to be comforted when this takes place.
That’s always the law of the parallelism of Scripture; the blessing, the curse; the blessing, the curse. You can’t find a curse without a blessing and you cannot find a blessing without a curse.
And you don’t get scared and say, “Well, there’s a God changes His mind I can be blessed today and cursed tomorrow.” That’s a lot of hogwash. That’s your own foolish interpretation of the Bible without knowing what the Bible says. All right.
(17) They also went down into hell with him unto them that be slain with the sword; and they that were his arm, [and] 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: [and] thou shalt lie in the midst of the uncircumcised with them that be slain by the sword. This is Pharaoh and his multitude, saith the Lord…
Now you know there’s a picture back in the days of Moses that he was the one that had the great authority and the great power and God just laid them all low.
Now we’re looking at that and if we’re going to go then to Ezekiel… 36, I guess it is…
(33) Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day that I shall have cleansed you from all 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 [is the] 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.
Now what we gathered by reading this and other portions last Sunday was the fact that Brother Branham used what I term as the law of prophetic projection wherein he could quite easily fool you by starting it at a certain point like the Bible does and then suddenly you’re projected two thousand years down the road.
And you wonder what in the world has gone on because we’re not talking and living in a two thousand year from now period. We’re living in a present period.
And as I mentioned to you this what caused me great trouble when I first began listening to the Church Ages and the Patmos’s Vision and all where he mentioned that he had phoned Jack Moore in Shreveport whom he considered an outstanding Pentecostal theologian, which no doubt he was, well-trained by his mother-in-law, without a doubt.
And he said, “Now who is this Person?”
He said, “Well,… that was the glorified Christ.”
And the Holy Spirit could not give Brother Branham any peace concerning that answer and God showed him it was the Judge. All right.
Now that’s what we’re talking about at this moment, a judge. “Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right? Shall He destroy the righteous with the wicked.”
He is Judge because He’s the Son of man and we saw in His Judgeship and Brother Branham without explaining that just mentioned that this is the One that is in Daniel, the Ancient of Days, and threw us down the line one thousand years at least and you wonder what is the world is going on.
That is not the Ancient of Days per se, it is not the White Throne, there is something wrong. He was using the law of projection, simply prophetic projection the same yesterday, today, and forever, God always was Judge.
Keep looking back and place it any place you want He’s Judge. You place Him Judge here you look down the line and He’s Judge down there.
You see the qualities of the roles or the traits which are recessive and dominant but those roles or those traits though recessive or dominant never ever get lost. There’s no losing in a shuffle.
It’s just that God wants to show something at a particular time from His, what you might call His graces or His repertoire of graces, His attributes that He does not want to show at another time or He may show several of them of which may be muted several, then blindingly come forth as some great shining star.
Like the same God that came forth on earth here as the great prophet which He was the prophet, He was the Son of man but you’ll notice that suddenly He’s shone briefly as the Lamb of God.
And as the Lamb of God He died and shed His blood but within a few days He was raised and raised into a priesthood, so therefore, the light that shines forth now is that God wants to manifest in a priesthood.
And, so therefore, He put Himself in the form of a Son by taking those genes making a human body which He could raise up to His right hand and He’d be the Mediator and the Intercessor and that’s what it is.
And that’s why we all pray in and through the Lord Jesus Christ as Brother Branham says, “He doesn’t see us because we’re covered by the blood, He hears our voices through the blood and He looks upon our representative and that representative is that man Christ Jesus who is living, He ever liveth to make intercession.”
So you can see how these roles come and go and the characteristics and the attributes, always the same but they assume a position that is vital at that very time.
Now Brother Branham does the same thing concerning Eden. He goes back and he said, “In the beginning there was a male and a female typing Christ and the Bride.” All right.
Now they were in this Garden which was Eden but by reason of sin they were deprived of the Garden. Now we are in position where He is here to take us back with Him to that Garden.
Now that Garden is not somewhere in glory somewhere where the first group of people in the first part of the Resurrection have risen because they’ve got glorified bodies and they’re there somewhere. I don’t pretend to know all about it.
And I don’t know that Brother Branham said very much but you better believe when they came forth out of the graves they went somewhere and they would go with Him because the Bible speaks of this great One leading this great army up there in the Psalms.
All right. Now, that great One is here in the form of the Holy Spirit to raise the dead and they will be standing here upon earth, then from that moment on we’ll be taken up into a rapture to the Wedding Supper and no doubt, there’ll be no doubt in my mind at all we’ll be sitting down with the complete Bride of all ages.
Then that One, in chapter 19, with his saints is going to come back to earth which is Eden again in Millennium but you notice the projection that Brother Branham takes us to is the ultimate.
And that ultimate of Eden is Mount Zion which is the recreated and reformed earth which is fifteen hundred miles at the base and fifteen hundred miles high and Brother Branham said on this recreated earth because the earth is going to explode into gases.
He said, “It will leap thousands of miles high in the air and destroy every germ.” I say thank God.
Say, why would the germs need to be destroyed? Because they can’t be part of the original creation so He’s going to get rid of them. That’s God’s business and I’m glad He’s doing it that way.
So then we’re going to come there and the government then will be in Mount Zion which is a pyramidal city as in terraces, a city of gold with the Bride there with the Lamb on the throne at the top of Mount Zion and a Pillar of Fire over it.
And that evidently will be the light that lights the whole earth so there’s no need of a light. There’s no need of the sun and the moon. There’s no need of a temple. And all these things are structured at that particular time.
Now, what we’re looking at is to ascertain exactly what Eden is all about if we can come to some sort of a conclusion. Well, I don’t know that I can tell you too much because I’m not just that smart.
But as I was reading over here in the Book of Ezekiel 31 we found here that there was a government, a dominion that came out of Eden and it did because Satan was there in the Garden of Eden.
And the dominion which he took with him in order to build world empires was based upon a lie, the woman being deceived and the man being deceived and they coming under the thralldom of sin and man in general forming, therefore, a kingdom and a dominion allowed by God but not specifically God’s with Satan controlling.
And Satan literally has the control literally positively in every single human life by some guise and some method so that nobody is free of the influence.
Now in here we mentioned this how the waters were deep, the roots went out, the branches went higher and higher and it was greater by far than anything that God was in a mood or a will to produce, so therefore, that which is great and extensive, ostentatious and overbearing has never been of God.
That’s why you in your own hearts you know you can’t stand a preacher up here that’s going to try to beat you over the head and run you.
You’re going to be fed by the Word and ruled by the Word and there’s something inside of you to feed on the Word and you feed the Christ within you then you got a proper government. But there is a government.
See, church order is not what a lot of people think it is, just putting gifts in a room and all. Church order is right down the line where you are making Christ preeminent and giving Him the Headship and you’re not branching out into some great big thing.
When somebody told Brother Branham there’s ten thousand believe this message. He said, “There’s too many, got to shake them off.”
I suppose there’s a quarter million now for all I know. How many of them got to be shaken off? But you see what you’re looking at here, what came out of Eden, this is what came out of Eden.
Now he said the cedars in the garden of God could not hide him. There was nothing that God ever does and will do to eclipse the devil. Now a lot of people think He should.
There’s a man with the Pillar of Fire who said, “I challenge you in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.” They went back, “Huh?” That meant nothing.
There’s nothing that God ever has done or will do to eclipse the kingdom of Satan, so people are always looking for some big thing, some great thing, you’re going to get sucked in every single time, because the trees in Eden that God had were all the trees that He planted and He Himself was the Tree of Life.
So now He’s allowed Satan by His very life in His own kingdom to perpetrate upon the people a dastardly thing that they might be deceived by the magnitude of it.
That’s why it’s, “Fear not, little flock, it’s your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” At the time of the flood there were only eight people that got saved.
The greatest lie of this hour is the lie the devil perpetrated upon people is that they’re saved, that they’re Christians and they’re not, and there’s millions and millions, like they said, “Millions now living will never die.”
But I want you to see here’s what Brother Branham was striving to show you that Satan’s kingdom that he wanted way back there when Christ was in the form of Michael.
And they were the archangels and leading in the worship of God, Satan desired and demanded a far greater more wonderful supernatural kingdom than God did in order to get worship. You notice the very Bible mentions… it’s not in this one here; it’s back over here,
(13) Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz,… the diamond, [and] the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper,… [and] the emerald, and the carbuncle, and [the] gold:
And you know what he was doing? He was appearing for God illegally as high priest and prophet unto God explaining the Word to Eve. It’s exactly.
Because this is almost perfectly the garment or the ephod of the high priest and the high priest was the one that would lead in worship by taking the proper sacrifice or doing the will of God that God wanted done?
And what God wanted done was a population of the earth, “Be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth,” and Satan stood there as the high priest and prophet unto Almighty God and brought about the fall of man and his own kingdom.
That’s what you’re looking at. That’s why Brother Branham could preach on Satan’s Eden.
Now, let me read out of here on page 78 of the Christ is the Mystery of God Revealed.
Now he said,
[78-2] One more great remark I want to make, if I have to move over a little of it. Now notice, Listen to this. Now is the great thing. Now is where we want to watch. Remember, in the last days will exactly go back and vindicate the first day.
Now the word ‘vindicate’ there I don’t know that he means it in the exact sense of vindication though it would be but it could be ‘duplicate’, a duplication; so just keep those words in mind as though they could go back and forth.
[78-2] See? Adam and Eve, husband and wife, no sin. Life!—then the fall.
Now the only vindication we’re going to see is when the dead come out of the ground and we’re changed that there’s no more sin. So you could take it both ways.
[78-3] Notice, what caused it?—Lucifer. Lucifer is doing now as he did at the first time. Just as the kingdom of the Gentiles was brought in with King Nebuchadnezzar–vindicated the Gentile race by a prophet who could interpret unknown tongues, visions, and dreams.
He’s talking about himself, William Branham.
And it’s come down through the Gentiles without anything, just Medes-o-Persians and iron and so forth, and in the feet it goes out the same way again: the Gentile kingdom.
What goes out the same way? It goes out by the means of a prophet, interpret dreams and tell these things.
[78-4] [Now Lucifer,] Notice, Lucifer in the last days is doing as he did at first. What did Lucifer do?… The first thing that Lucifer done to separate the fellowship of God and man, he wanted to build him a united kingdom of greater splendor and seemingly more cultured, a greater kingdom than Michael, than Christ had. You got it?
Now… if you miss it, just hold up your hands… I’ll say it again… See? Lucifer at the beginning, his purpose in heart was to achieve a brighter and greater thing in heaven than Christ had [what he tried to do down on earth] (Is that right?)
…by seemingly a more cultured, more beautiful, more [splendiferous,] splendid thing… than the Kingdom of Christ. Do you think we’ll have automobiles in the millennium and airplanes? See? See what Lucifer’s doing?
[78-5] Now, the big fancy intellectual denominations are doing the very same thing, gathering themselves together to do the same thing. See? They are gathering and denominating themselves, each one trying to beat the other.
That’s why he talks about all the trees rising up to cover the other trees. Organization, nations, it’s a human empire that the churches today, not a Christ empire. And every time it will dwarf Eden, the Eden of God.
The servants of the enemy, the ministers of Satan transforming themselves to angels of light under the present day anointing will eclipse anything that this group or any group can produce or even the prophet produced it or what he might produce.
[78-5] They are gathering and denominating themselves,… trying to beat [one] the other. And now they got so much splendor they don’t know what to do but to unite it with the Catholic church. See?
Lucifer again building a bigger… kingdom to push out people that don’t believe in denominations,… even take their church buildings and make storerooms, and the [pastor]… has no rights at all.
And a man that is a God-sent man would never stay in a denomination after hearing this or seeing it, if he’s… got enough to go out and look at it. Certainly. See? I don’t say that critically; I say it truthfully (See?) to see that revealed.
[79-1] Notice, in this last days, Lucifer’s doing the same thing. Can you see it? The devil doing the same thing, building up a hybrid church–a hybrid, by hybrid members, hybrid by knowledge instead of the Word, by intellectual man instead of borned again man, building an intellectual kingdom that will outshine Christ’s little bitty flock.
…What is it that did that? Fallen angels. The Bible said it was fallen angels who listened to Lucifer instead of Christ, who they once belonged to? Is that right?
[79-2] Now, listen close. Fallen angels, what kind of angels? Luther, Wesley, Catholic, Pentecostal who kept not their first estate like the angels did and… fell into organizations like Lucifer’s main hold at Nicaea…
And what have they done? Organized a great ecumenical association of ministers to make an image unto the beast, as the Bible said, and building a Christian economy that’ll close the doors of this church and others like it.
See Lucifer at his work? I’m trying to bring you the threefold revelation of the mystery of God. What did they do?—sold out to reasonings of wisdom and education like Eve did, fallen angels did. [Now that’s under the face of the man they got their big start.]
[79-3] Wesley was a man of God,… what followed him? Fallen angels got into it.
That’s true. They never said what Wesley said after Wesley went. Wesley himself said, he said, “I’m not afraid that the name Methodist will ever disappear from the face of the earth but,” he said, “I am afraid the dove of peace will leave.” See?
And you know the only evidence of the pigeon been there is what? Manure. That’s exactly what Paul said. That’s exactly what Paul said. Count it but dung. See? They think they got the mind of Christ; they got manure heads.
I’m going to tell you something, God doesn’t give revelation through garbage tins. See, you got to understand that. He only gives it through the rebirth, through the mind that has been cleansed. See? The mind’s a part of the spirit.
[79-3] Fallen angels. And organizations from men of God who’ve gone forth to establish truths in the earth, before that truth could go along and [be proclaimed] and get on to the real revelation of Christ, fallen angels came in and took it over and made a denomination out of it.
Now you know what that does? That ends up under the second… under the 2 Thessalonians 2 wherein the time comes that there must be a decision of truth.
And that decision for truth is thoroughly vindicated then there is a… nobody there that wants to take that vindication of the Lord’s and use it in its proper sphere. They just don’t want to do that and the proper understanding.
Now, with that I want to go over here and read out of Satan’s Eden 65-08-29
[7-3] Now, Satan began… a religious deceit in Eden and has continued ever since, not by setting up a bunch of Communists. Communists have nothing to do with this. It is the church that’s where you have to watch. See?
It’s not the… Communists that will deceive the very elected; it’s the church that will deceive the very elected. See? It isn’t Communists. We know they deny God,… they’re antichrist. Sure they are in principle, but they are not the antichrist.
The antichrist is religious, very religious and can quote the Scripture, and make it look so plain, as Satan did back there in the beginning. He quoted everything right down… God has said, “Thou shalt not eat of the Tree of Life…” See?…
She said, “Yes, we may eat of all the trees of the garden, but there’s a tree in the midst of the garden that God said not to eat for, not even touch it, because the day we did, that day we… die.”
[7-4] He said, “Oh, surely you’ll not die, but let me give you the reason why God said this. See? Is because…” See, now what he quoted was the truth. You see?
He said, “It will open your eyes, and it will make you know good and wrong. You’ll be like God then, if you can do it.” That is just what he wants to do; and that is just the same thing he’s trying to do today. It’s… a big religious deceit since the… beginning of Eden, and has been ever since.
See, because he was in Eden; that’s where it started.
[8-1] In Adam’s time it was a deceit. In Noah’s time, it was a deceit. In Jesus’ time… the same, and now is the same, the same way, a religious deceitfulness.
[8-2] Now, we will notice the earth, when God had it under control… Now, when God had it… under His control; then when Satan took over by rejecting the Word of God.
God one time had the earth under His control. He set it in its orbit. He put it to make it work. He did everything; He had it in… control. Now, we’ll compare that with after Satan took… his control.
[8-3] Now, it took God six thousand years. It didn’t take Him that long, but He took that long. Six thousand years, because we’re taught that one day in heaven is a thousand years on earth; and it was six thousand years, or six days that God built the earth.
[8-4] Now, it took God six thousand years to establish it; plant it with good seeds and… bring forth everything after its kind. Everything must come forth of its kind. All of His seeds were good, and so it must bring forth after its kind. God took six thousand years.
Now that’s where you got to get back to. There’s nothing there but the seeds that God planted. “For every plant that our heavenly Father has not planted should be rooted up.”
[8-5] Finally, when He got it all made, and finally we… arrived with His headquarters of the earth in a beautiful spot, laying east of Eden, called the garden of Eden.
God made the world’s headquarters in the garden of Eden, in Egypt, right at the east end of the garden was His headquarters. And over all the… situation He put His son and His son’s wife over all of it. That’s right. That’s what God did.
[8-6] He put them in full control. They could speak to the winds, and they would cease to blow. They would speak to the tree, and it would move from here to there. The lion and the wolf fed together, and the lamb laid down with them.
There was no evil. It was perfect peace, perfect harmony, everything in perfection,… when God had it under His control. [Now that’s government.] And… notice. He had His… world; He had all in operation.
He had everything coming, everything eating vegetation, nothing to die, nothing to be ruined, nothing… spoiled—nothing… It was just perfect. And over it all, He placed His beloved children—His son and His daughter; a husband and wife to control it.
Now, that’s what I wanted to bring to your attention that this is what I said last Sunday and I’m bringing you the quotes that there was a government involved.
And the first government was the government of Almighty God on earth and it was a government that God gave to man and He gave it first of all when man and woman was in one spirit form and no flesh. They led the beasts of the fields and all of those things as the Spirit of God leads us.
Then He put them in a human body, in a body whereby they could be sensate and till the ground and they would just do little things about the garden, very happy and everything under and in a perfect place, a perfect bliss and a perfect love and a most wonderful life.
Well, Satan came around and as he did in the kingdom of heaven he now decides to attempt and he tries and he successfully and he is successful in his attempt to delude the woman.
Now remember, the man was not in the transgression. Adam was not deceived. He was not in the transgression. The woman was deceived. She was in the transgression. Now what you’re looking at is a type. The woman types the church. She types the Bride of Christ.
The one that was supposed to be, because Adam… he was in the image of Christ and the woman was in the image of man and, so therefore, as he followed Christ, she was to follow him.
Whereas God manifested Himself in the form which He did manifest Himself, the people were to follow that… what that manifestation brought forth at that particular time. All right.
Everything was very fine at that particular time and this was literally heaven on earth because remember, Jesus… they said to him, “What about the coming of the kingdom?”
“Why,” he said, “the kingdom is coming all right, and you won’t even notice it because the kingdom of heaven is in your midst right now.”
So therefore, where the allegiance is that is going to form the kingdom and whose understanding and tutelage you’re under that would be a forming of the kingdom.
So the minute that Eve put herself under the tutelage of the enemy the kingdom then would be… she would be… the kingdom would be rent from her because that’s what God said to Belshazzar: “The kingdom is rent from you,” and that’s true. They lost that kingdom.
Now, I want to look at some things there before we go on and they’re written here in the Bible. Now notice…now let me see if I can see something here I want to look at first. Well, we can just say that nature fell with Eve.
I mentioned that last Sunday, too, that nature positively fell and man… and Adam and Eve came to the place where God said, “Lest they stretch forth their hands and take of the tree of life and live forever, we have to put the cherubim in front of it whereby they cannot live forever.”
So therefore, they lost their seat of government which was in the Lord, and to see this we read beginning here,
(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.
(08) And the LORD God planted 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; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of [the] knowledge of good and evil.
And with that the 3rd chapter,
(22) And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
(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.
Now the significant thing that I want to bring to your attention here is this, that it says here in the Word, therefore, the Lord God,… let me just get this first of all here,
(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.
And God after that when that man was made He planted a garden eastward in Eden and He put the man in there and gave him His commandments.
Now watch what happens after that when the fall takes place. The man fell so now he cannot now put forth his hand and live forever. He cannot be an actual part of the kingdom of God on earth. It’s rent from him, but watch,
(23) Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
In plain English and plain understanding the body of Adam was not made from the soil in the Garden of Eden. It was made from the soil that was not in the Garden of Eden. That’s right.
He was not made of that soil. He was made of the ground outside the Garden of Eden. So he was not a part of that kingdom which was there upon earth. He literally was not made of that substance.
Now you can think just what you want to think about it but there’s a type that runs here and that’s the type we’re going to look at.
And that type is over here in 1 Corinthians 15 and it’s explained to us very thoroughly and unequivocally. Beginning at verse 45,
(45) And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
(46) Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural;… afterward that which is spiritual.
(47) The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven.
So what you’re looking at in the Garden of Eden is the Tree of Life which is the man from heaven, the Lord from heaven that took upon Himself a physical form which you’re seeing here this man here was not made of the same substance.
He was not, because when God took His own attributes to form the body of the Lord Jesus Christ he did not do so to form Adam even in the spiritual realm. It wasn’t so. For it is not said…
Jesus said, “I came from God and I go to God.” Adam could not say that. See?
The Scripture said, “The only begotten in the bosom of his Father.” Adam could not say that because he wasn’t of that caliber.
You’re seeing here a beautiful type wherein God wants to have His complete form of attributes displayed to the world so man is allowed in this garden which he can come back to but notice that man of himself though in the image of God, a spirit being, is not the express image as Christ the Tree of Life.
There’s a difference there. One is of the earth, earthy; the other is the Lord of heaven.
So I want to show you that this here is where God had a kingdom on earth. And that’s why I often say concerning Melchisedec.
They say, “Well here’s the priest of the most High God, and He comforted Abraham after the heat of the battle and He gave him the elements of the communion which was the bread and the wine.”
Now that man must have had to have a retinue. That man must have had to be known. There had to be buildings. There had to be an army. There had to be every single thing there.
How long it was there I don’t know and I care less. I only know that it was there, and so there was the literal form of government back in the beginning of the Garden of Eden. And there’s been a literal form of government all the time through these six thousand years in a dimension. See?
And what comes out of that dimension is what brings us to the place of a return to where Adam and Eve were when they were in that dimension which was here on earth and in its visible form where God was ruling and they were ruling under God.
Now that’s what Brother Branham tells us we’re going to get back to and the move is to have a glorified body which is going to get us there. That’s why it’s not going to be the same body.
Our bodies will go back to the basic original elements, gasses, what have you. Then God will recreate again and bring forth a body not what you have now but a body which you’re supposed to have.
Because you see that is told you in the very first chapters of Genesis that you’re supposed to have an immortal body to be truly resident without any time of a loss where you can be a non-resident.
See? Once you get to a certain place there is no time, no place where God can ever cast you out. See, there’s no way. But under that condition there could be and there was a separation. See?
So that’s what we’re looking at here. And I hope you’re catching my picture because you got a type. Adam was of the earth earthy. Notice not just of the earth, he was earthy earth. He wasn’t even of the earth of which God’s kingdom on earth was.
Now notice, he was placed in there. He was allowed to stay there and he did stay there. And he could have communion with God. See? Now Satan had access but it wasn’t his right.
Now Satan’s been had access and does have access to every single thing for six thousand years and you notice that his fallen angels also have an access.
And now at the end time you notice this brings you very close to see the anointed ones of the end time. They’ve got an access. But they’re not part of it and they’re not allowed in it and established and they’ll never come into immortality.
Now it tells you right here,
(47) The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven. [Exactly right; that was exactly Adam. He was not of the Garden of Eden substance. He was not of the true kingdom of God where you understand that God is that kingdom. All of it’s God. Now,]
(48) As is the earthy, such are they… that are earthy: and as… the heavenly, such… they also that are heavenly. [Now it tells you that right there particularly. There’s a heavenly. There’s an earthy. Now watch!]
(49) And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
(50) Now this I say, brethren,… flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God;
Now remember, there’s no flesh and blood up there to begin with; it was down here and the inheritance has got to come back to earth. So you have borne the image of the earthy in order to bear the image of the heavenly.
(50) …flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither… corruption… incorruption.
But you can gain a lot from it. You can siphon from it. You can barge in on it. People discerning, People using gifts; Judas using gifts. See?
That dispels a lot of your mystery concerning how can there be anointed ones at the end time? It started way back there in the Garden. Sure. There’s no way that you can change the Word of God.
Satan right up there amongst all the brethren when the sons of God came together to worship, all the morning stars came; Satan was there in the midst.
When Adam and Eve was down here; Satan was right in the midst. See? When the disciples were formed around Christ, Satan was right in the midst.
When the message got going under Paul, they let in false brethren come in. Try to pervert the very gospel and turn the very things of God till some of the men of God got turned around, but a man stood there with the revelation.
That man had real love because his love was first of all Word inspired. The life that was in the Word that was in Paul was the Word that stood right up. Why? Because he was not going to betray Christ or the people.
You notice that Eve betrayed the Tree of Life and Adam betrayed the Tree of Life, betrayed every successive generation but God through His mercy is going to bring a people back to that Eden, going to get them right back of the total headship.
Now notice, Brother Branham said, “On earth Satan is bound by circumstances,” because there’s a Bride that cannot be tested unto sin, there’s no way.
So Satan could come and go and do anything he wanted but you notice before the New Jerusalem sets in Satan and all the nations and all that followed are going to be destroyed.
There’ll be neither root nor branch for after the Malachi 4 visitation of Elijah where the Word comes forth, where God comes down using a prophet. That’s perfect type again.
In order to bring a restoration because it is a restoration and that restoration is a restoration of the Word, everything spoken by the prophet Moses which was right in here in the book, the first few chapters, the first chapters of Genesis.
We are entering into that period now so we’re passing now from the negative to the positive and it’s going on more and more through the Word of the Lord which has been given to us. All right.
We see here then it is significant that a certain separation from Christ’s attributes that pertain to immortality were necessary from that time of the fall until the time just prior to Eden as it says in 1 Corinthians 15:50-55.
Now from that time where flesh and blood could not inherit, in other words, Adam could not stretch forth his hand and live forever though that is a part of the kingdom because the kingdom of God is forever.
And the kingdom of God necessitates the subjects that He ordained in order for Him to be God and a part of His Godship had to be Kingship, complete ruler. So there’s got to be a restoration.
Now Adam could not have it at that time. Now he could stretch forth his hand… they could stretch forth their hands as it were in supplication.
They could stretch forth looking to that time but there was no way they could stretch forth and take anything at that time that would give them immortality.
And there has been nothing in the Word that gives a man a guarantee of immortality outside of Elijah coming. You can say what you want but that’s true.
Because He will arise with healing in His wings, that’s immortality. See? In that chapter. All right.
(50) …flesh… neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. [or flesh and blood inherit the kingdom of God;]
(51) [But], I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, [like Adam and Eve and all the rest] but we shall… be changed,
(52) In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: [and some people say that means in the atoms. I don’t know.] for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
(53) For this corruptible must put on [incorruptibility], and this mortal… immortality.
(54) So when this [corruptibility] shall have put on incorruption,…
And that is an inner garment. It’s called a vesture and it’s an inner vesture, not an outer. That’s why Brother Branham could scream in prophecy, “The sword of the King, why,” he said, “that’s the Word of God.”
Bring on your holy vesture with the holy Word of God standing by. The man no more knew what he was saying than anything at that particular moment because he said, “Prophets would say things they didn’t understand.”
Because see what’s a sword got to do with vesture, like dubbing somebody? The person has already got the vesture. This brings the vesture.
His own mind went to the fact it was something like knighting, you dub somebody. What was it? It had nothing to do with that. It had to do with that Word. See?
Why? Because it was the Word that took him to mortality. It will have to be a Word that takes him to immortality. Because under the correct Word they could live in the shadow constantly of immortality until the space of time ran out that God had allocated for mortality because that’s what it’s all about.
Gods got a timetable. Now you see the time is running out. That’s why Brother Branham said, “Time runs out.” What time runs out? The time of mortality runs out. That’s what you’re looking at. You’re looking at the time of immortality.
And they have blended together because there’s a generation standing here which we’re a part that shall not taste of death.
The Scripture becomes annulled that says, “It’s appointed unto man once to die and after this the judgment.” So there is this coming on.
(54) …Death [will be] swallowed up in [a] victory.
(55) O death, where is thy sting? O [death], where is thy victory? [See?]
Now, this of course, is Malachi 4:2 and it’s also, 1 Thessalonians 4:16 and let’s go over here to Matthew 4:17 and begin to see something here, I beg your pardon, Matthew 17. Did I say four? Matthew 17.
We’ll start at the beginning, at the top verse up there, the last verse of the 16th chapter.
(28) Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.
Now that’s what it says there, “coming in his kingdom.” Now what was Brother Branham said the kingdom of God was what? Eden. So there will be those standing who will not see this one until it’s time to take back Eden. Okay.
(01) …after six days [that’s six thousand years, one day per thousand years] Jesus [takes] Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, [that’s He folds them in His arms and carries them up; that’s rapture.]
(02) And was [he] transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun,… his raiment was white as…light. [Now that sounds like that chapter over there in first Revelation where he’s talking about the judge.]
(03) And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and [Elijah] talking with him.
(04) Then [said] Peter… unto [Him], Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee,… one for Moses,… one for [Elijah].
(05) While he yet [spoke], behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear [you] him.
(06) And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid.
(07) And Jesus… said, Arise, and be not afraid.
(08) And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only. [Now he wasn’t transfigured at that point; he was right back to the normal.]
(09) …[He said], Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead.
(10) And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come?
(11) And Jesus answered and said unto them,… truly [Elijah] shall [truly] first come, and restore all things.
(12) But I say…, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him [whatever] they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them.
(13) Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.
Now you’ll notice in the Garden of Eden that Christ was that Tree of Life, Brother Branham brings that out to us which He most certainly was, the Tree of Life. Now you’ll notice that that is the Presence of God.
God present and the Tree, of course, is the symbol. Now God present in the Garden. God present here signifies the return of the kingdom of restoration because that’s what it is. See?
So what did God do? God barred man from His Presence. That’s right. So they could not touch of that tree and live. He could not get it.
So what I’m trying to show you here is the interconnection between that hour and this hour and that is the Presence of God is now available to the people in order that His Presence bring about immortality for the same One that is present now in our midst.
Christ in the form of the Holy Ghost to raise the dead is here to change the saints. And remember it was in the form of the Holy Spirit that He led the people out of the graves. It was. God raises the dead and He raised His own Son.
So you’re back to the picture of what he said in Luke 17, when they said, “Tell us when the kingdom of God comes?”
He said, “The kingdom of God comes without observation. It will be there and you won’t even know it. The kingdom of God is in your midst.”
Now we’re talking about a kingdom of God on earth. We’re not worried about the heavenly one; God can do what he wants what he wants about it because we’re not enjoined to believe that we have a part of that but it’s God’s kingdom we’re being restored to, the one’s that back upon earth here.
So what is He doing? He’s bringing us to the place tonight by His Presence where the dead will be raised and we should become immortal, literally stretch forth the hand, as it were. In other words, by our own free will literally take. See?
God stopped man from a free will. He was a free moral agent and he could have taken but he denied himself that possibility so he doesn’t have the opportunity until God extends it at the time that mortality runs out. That’s just as simple as a-b-c.
Immortality is running out because the Bible says so. Paul says it in 1 Corinthians 15. Mortality shall be swallowed up of immortality and corruptibility of incorruptibility by the Word that’s going to do it at the last trump.
And the last trump is Revelation 10:7. Sure, when the trumpet begins to sound at the end time. You have the very Presence of God in a form wherein the dead will be raised and we’re going to be changed.
Now, with this one can see that if Eve and Adam were allowed back into Eden which was the perfect dimension and the positive of the universe they themselves could live immortal.
So therefore, if we ever come to the place of a dimension and the dimension is shown here in the 16th and 17th chapter of Matthew.
You get to the place of that dimension which is 2 Corinthians the 3rd and 4th chapter. It’s also in Revelation 22 when the book becomes unsealed and cannot be sealed again.
When you come to that dimension and we’ve been progressing from glory to glory there is no way that you cannot partake as it was death to attempt to stretch forth the hand and make a contact, it is now death if the hand is not stretched forth in order to make a contact because man is free to enter into immortality.
Now, they could not live forever. They were cut off from that life that God could give but now let’s go to Revelation 21. We’re still talking about Eden as Brother Branham described it… Well, we could start there…
(09) And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife.
(10) And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, [Now descending out of heaven is going to come down from that dimension to this dimension because it’s going to descend upon the earth. It’s not going to go anyplace else. Not upon Mars or Jupiter or something like that.]
(11) Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal; [That’s far enough there. Well, let me go back and read this 7 and 8 here, too.]
(07) He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
(08) But the fearful, and… abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake [of fire] which [burns] with… brimstone: which is the second death.
So here’s what you see here, you see what we read in Ezekiel, those were departing that came out of Eden and eclipsed Eden, that had the great kingdoms, they were all going to be destroyed.
Because there that came out of there was fearful, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, whoremongers, sorcerers, idolaters, liars and all the rest. See?
Because they came by way of a perversion but we’re going to be restored back to that great Tree of Life as it says over here in,
(01) …he shewed me a… river of [pure] water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
(02) In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river,… there [was] the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and [her] leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
(03) …there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:
(04) And they [will] see his face;… his name shall be [upon] their foreheads.
(05) …there… be no night there; [and so on and so forth]… [which is the New Jerusalem.]
Now endemic conditions it is certain man could live a never ending life which he could have done because sin was put out of Eden; there was no sin in it.
Now scientists know that and they keep trying to find the key to nutrition or something that’s going to give a man some type of immortality but he can’t do it. And what they don’t realize is the thing I’ve already said tonight that could man remain in the Presence of God?
He would have naturally then had a life bestowed upon him that would have gone on forever and ever that is until immortality… till mortality ran its span out.
But what I’m trying to show you is that every place you turn has got to do with the Presence of Almighty God and Christ the Tree of Life can only be touched at this particular moment.
Now I’m going to leave that here and go back to looking at what we read awhile ago on page… if I can find my pages here. There we are.
We’re getting to… I must have put that somewhere didn’t I? If I can’t find it I’ll just let you go home. I found it. You can’t go home. It says here, all right;
[62-2] Now remember, He 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.
All right. We got a thought here now then concerning the fact of serpent seed. Okay. How did serpent seed come?
By the mingling of a lie with the truth in the minds of two animal beings wherein the one serpent animal mind, through Satan, deliberately implanted the lie in an innocent human animal mind and then the two diverse species with disparate bodies of flesh produced this creature, the seed of the serpent which was Cain an hybrid animal.
Now let’s just go back to 1 Corinthians 15, yeah, and get that 38th verse talking about seed.
(38) But God [gives] it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body.
(39) All flesh is not the same flesh:… there is one… flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes,… another of birds. [and so on.]
Now what you see here as Brother Branham brought us the truth that these two animal bodies were close enough where they could bring forth a hybrid which they did which was the serpent seed, Cain.
So the bodies were disparate. They were different. Now she was a female and he was a male and he was a giant and evidently according to Brother Branham he was very dark.
A lot of people want to run with that and try to make the negro race or the black people the serpent seed which is a lie because the truth of the matter is we’ve all got it in us.
So it hasn’t got a thing to do with what nationality you are or what race you’re from, but the Bible does actually forbid the mixing of races, as Brother Branham teaches us. Okay.
So the two fleshes were mingled. And Cain was mingled seed which types the denomination like we read what Brother Branham said. And they go through all the motions and visible experiences of worship apart from a true revelation.
Now that’s what they do. They go through every single motion and maybe do it even better than the Christian but it’s apart from revelation. Now here is where the bulk of my ministry is built and teaching over the years the discovering of the difference of righteousness from unrighteousness.
Unless you’ll see this you’ll never follow me anywhere. You’re going to get side-tracked someplace because you haven’t got your Bible right.
In 1 John 3, now it tells you.
(08) He that committeth sin is of the devil;… for the devil sinneth from the beginning. [What beginning was that? The time that he went into iniquity where he decide to have a great temple and a great kingdom.] For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
Destroy what works of the devil? The works of iniquity which are works of unrighteousness which you and I have natural by natural tendency, now we can get someplace with God.
(09) Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. [Now that tells you right there something about the elect.]
(10) In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.
Now the big thing that’s always thrown in there is this, if you don’t love your brother you’re going to go to hell and they always confuse a loving of a brother with kowtowing to sin.
We’ve got the problem right in this church here that we’re thrown that from all sides and I can name you names from right around the world. We have a rotten spirit because we dare to preach what we preach.
We don’t go anywhere and bother anybody. You can’t get our tapes unless you beg for them and try to borrow or steal them. We’re not in that market.
But the preachers all got to say, “Well, I believe what Vayle teaches right but he’s got that bad spirit.”
My bad spirit is to stand with this Word and say either they’re right or we’re right on what we teach, but all the time it’s the same… cry all the time. We’ve got to toady to them.
Go back to Pentecost or do something else. I’m not doing it. See? If I’ve got to die I want to die for something decent. I was in Pentecost long enough. Now you do what you want.
(11) For this is the message that [you have] heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. [Who are the we? Those that don’t sin, that the seed remains in him. See? All right.]… this is the message that [you have] heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. [Now listen!]
(12) Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother.
Now the question then arises. If Cain was of the wicked one and slew his brother then Abel was of the wicked one, also. Well, make up your mind. I don’t think you follow me.
Let’s go over it again. Abel is the brother of Cain and Cain was of the wicked one and the moral is you shouldn’t kill you brother, you shouldn’t hate him.
And Abel was Cain’s brother; so therefore, Abel was of the wicked one. Now make up your mind. That’s not what it says. Cain was of the wicked one. Abel was the son of Adam in the image of God.
This was an illegitimate, hybrid, the serpent seed. That’s who he was and the works of his father he did and was manifest when he did the works of his father he took the Word of God and misplaced and misdivided it but Abel didn’t.
One was the work of righteousness; one was the work of unrighteousness. And the unrighteousness made him hate his brother and demanded that his brother in the flesh, half-brother, wherever you want to put it, would listen to him and do what he said, and because he stood with his revelation his so-called brother killed him.
Now what do you do? You don’t turn your back on the revelation. You stand with your revelation and let them do what they want and you hang to your revelation and you’re ready to defy them otherwise Paul was a jerk.
And he should have said, “Now, now, Brother Peter, you and I are brothers, bless your dear sweet heart.”
So there they were, and Paul did not hate his brother and he did not hate his brethren but he stood up against those false brethren.
And his anger waxed so hot that his pal that God said, “Separate me Paul and Barnabas,” and Barnabas turned to the Judaizers, he said, “Out!” Paul didn’t have any love that stupid goat.
Everybody talks love, love, love, and quotes 1 Corinthians 13. If you compromise this Word you’re right back where Eve was. See? Now herein is the difference. One person took a revelation. The other person didn’t take a revelation.
It’s like Brother Branham said, when Jesus stood before that bunch in the Sanhedrin, “Oh,” they said, “yes, we understand and know the Scripture right but you’re not the guy to bring it.”
“Oh, we know Elijah’s going to come but William Branham, phsst!” Give him the old raspberry. Give him the old sign of disgust. Sure, call him a devil even. “Well, we believe it’s supposed to be blaspheming the Holy Ghost.”
When the prophet himself said, “It’s wonderful God has given us the gift of His Son in the form of the Holy Ghost.”
So that’s blaspheming? I would ask you who is blaspheming. And we’re supposed to stand back and say all is well. Listen, I can fellowship with any of those men, in fact I’ve made my peace with some and I enjoy it.
I can go and have conversations. That’s where it ends. I’ll be nice to him, her. If you want to be nice to me that’s their business but the fellowship’s gone. For what fellowship hath light with darkness? You tell me.
I’d like to know. Oh, sure they’re brothers. We’re all brothers. There’s a universal brotherhood. They’re all branches. Don’t kid yourself for one minute but there’s a dividing line.
You say, “Do you think you’re seed and somebody else is… isn’t?” Yeah, could be. I don’t know. I’m just going along for the ride. I think he’s driving it.
(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,…
And the Bible says concerning that evil work that Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain. Cain offered an excellent sacrifice and the Word came back and says, “If thou hast offered right but if thou hast not rightly divided hast thou not sinned?”
Their worship of God according to the Word outside of the legitimate interpreted revealed framework of the Word is iniquitous; therefore, to worship outside of this message is iniquity.
You do what you want; I’m just quoting the prophet and the Word of God. I don’t care what anybody else says, that’s their business. Oh, everybody wants to believe the prophet, “Oh, prophet, prophet, prophet.”
Listen, that’s not enough. That was the tie-post. That is not the tie-post anymore. William Branham is not the tie-post, no sir, he decreased and God increased. We have the Word.
For all manifestation was to vindicate a revelation. I just can’t understand people. Brother Branham said, “God didn’t give a true healing revival to send the same old tired message.”
There’s a dear, I’ve told you about this dear sweet woman in China. Her name is the good Anglo-Saxon name, McClellan or Atkinson or some name as far as I remember. She had a little group of Chinese girls over there.
I told you about her and it was always, “Children, Christ in the midst, Christ in the midst, Christ in the midst.”
So the poor girls don’t have soap something like a George Mueller story but not as great as George Mueller and his orphans, until the poor girls had no soap.
She said, “Well, children don’t worry, girls, Christ in the midst, Christ in the midst,” they’d praise, “Christ in the midst.” Not long a knock comes on the door, “Could you use some soap? Here’s a whole basket.”
The food turned up. Not to worry. “Christ in the midst,” and He is, there is no problem. Christ was in the midst. And the food came in.
One day the Commies came through and you know what they do, they rape. That’s all they care for. When they’re in the army that’s what they’re going to do, rape, rape, rape. You study what they did in Germany.
You study how Eisenhower under Roosevelt and under Truman, and those men allowed the Russians to come into Eastern Germany and in Poland and do what they did, you just go home tonight and want to blow your brains out for shame but you’re Americans because you got to bear the shame and we’re going to get the bomb for it, too.
Oh yeah, threw the mattresses on the street and just raped everyone. Stalin said, “Ah, they killed ours.” Didn’t mind whom he killed; “we’ll have children from them.” Talk about filth.
And people are supposed to pray for Stalin and believe in reconciliation and all these things? I’m going to stand with those guys when get theirs, not that I’m any good but I’m going to stand with God.
So the Commies came through, the Chinese with their raping and their pillaging because that’s the name of the game and the woman said, “Fear not,” she said, “Christ in the midst. He’s here.” Not one girl was touched.
Now Brother Branham says, “My ministry is to declare that He is here.”
The same old tired message then? The same old tired message? Of the woman in China and for all these years, two thousand years, don’t give me that nonsense or William Branham was nothing but some kind of a gooseneck and fooled us.
It was some kind of phenomenon. We’re getting them all the time, spirit doctors that the spirits that haunted Arigó, the surgeon with the rusty knife is back again performing operations and marvels down in Brazil.
Who needs William Branham then? Because he evidently laid an egg, because he preached the same old tired message or did he? And he’s not here the way people think he’s here; he’s got to be here in another way that he’s here.
He’s here just as he was Elohim came down in the 18th chapter of the Book of Genesis, just before the coming of the son in flesh and talked to a prophet face to face.
The Judge of all the earth said, “The righteous will not perish with the wicked. This is the day of the Lord coming on. I’ve sent you Elijah.” You get people to believe that? They say, “Our people all believe that.”
Do they? Then go all the rest of the way with what the prophet taught. Just believing God sent a prophet doesn’t save you, you better be full of the Holy Ghost, Brother Branham warned of the token.
He said, “The token is the Lord Jesus Christ Himself.” You say, “I got the token.” You got the Lord Jesus Christ Himself?
Don’t lie to me; you’ve got an infinitesimal amount, you got a drop of the vast oceans of water, you have that tiny little bit of sperm, that little bit of life, but you don’t have personally the Lord Jesus Christ Himself in the Pillar of Fire that spoke to that man, that spoke to Paul, that belongs to a prophet.
Oh, there’s a difference, my brother, my sister, not to be confused in these days, it’s too late.
Now it says,
(12) …his own works were evil, and his brother’s [were] righteous.
One was doing… both were doing literally the same things that were in the Word, but one divided correctly and one didn’t. That’s how it is the blood doesn’t avail unless there is a revelation, there’s a light.
That’s why I don’t worry one little bit, is the blood on the mercy seat or off the mercy seat? I can tell you one thing; the blood always avails when you walk in the light.
You have fellowship one with the other and the blood is cleansing but until that time… an end time evangelism brings people to Christ is this Word of this hour, not some time, way back there.
You think when they went out… when Paul went out he said, “Way back in the days of Moses, some great thing took place. I want to tell you all about Moses, bless God, what he did.”
He talked about Jesus risen from the dead. Are we going to go back now and tell all what Paul said? No, we’re going to tell about this one that’s appearing to the Gentiles, proving He’s risen from the dead, risen amongst us and doing the same works.
He’s here today having descended with a Shout, the voice of the archangel, trump of God. There’s your message, brother/sister.
(13) Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.
Now just a minute, Cain was the hater and he was called a brother, and now he’s called the world. Make up your mind. Oh, John’s not very clear and the reason he’s not very clear is because people don’t understand this.
When you understand the truth it’s not hard because you can put it together. I just read it to you, either Abel was serpent… he was of the devil if you want to call him a brother, and then Abel is of the world.
And if John could make such lousy mistakes then what could this man do? I’d hate to think what he could do because John was just a man that had visions.
This man was supposed to see God face to face and talk even apparently in a form the way Moses and Paul did, but John never.
John saw Him in the flesh, from that time on in a vision and voices and things. So if this fellow could make a booboo like that, this fellow is in a much better place to make a far bigger booboo.
Where do you stand tonight, brother/sister? You can see there’s no mistakes. Somebody’s wrong. Word can’t be wrong. I can’t be wrong in these Scriptures, no way. There’s no way.
(14) We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. [True, birds of a feather flock together, such will make love. Doves make love to doves; they don’t make it to crows.] He that loveth not his brother [abides] in death.
Well, you can’t have you cake and eat it; you can’t have both sides. You can’t be white black. You can’t be drunk sober. You can’t be sleep awake. You can’t be saved lost. You can’t be brother and sinner.
Where are you? You got to understand there’s origin played a part here. And you got the law of parallelism of Scripture, the good, the bad, the good, the bad, the righteous, unrighteous, the righteous, unrighteous, cursing, blessing; blessing cursing, black white, dark light, dark light, dark light.
This is that lousy time of just ‘blueeh’ in between. In the evening time it shall be light when it’s neither day nor night. Light comes. But you see the evening time like nobody likes too well because they love that glare way back there.
They don’t know it’s the same sun that rose in the East is the one that comes to the West. They don’t know the Alpha and Omega precept and principle.
They don’t know the same One came to Paul at the time He was baptizing saints all around and giving of Himself, He came to Paul to give the revelation.
And they can’t put it together that this man here could be getting a revelation, this man… no, now notice, this man from this could be getting a revelation while this was giving of Himself all around.
They can’t put it together. And I’m going to tell you, I’m going to tell you something, this man here and this, and you can have millions from this and trillions will never diminish this or make this.
This is only a loan to this man bending himself, giving grace and glory to the human race. It’s time that people understood these things. Will they? I don’t know. This is in the hands of God.
The seed of the woman came from the truth of God in the mind of God with God deliberately implanting that truth in the receptive virgin mind of Mary and apart from any mingling of mental or physical brought forth not a human being in the literal sense of the word but a body fashioned like a man.
That was truly a part of God and not a part so much of Mary except that she functioned as a laboratory through her chemical processes channeling the elements of the earth to the implanted fetus of supernatural cells. It’s on tape. If you didn’t get it all, get it, and reroll the tape back. I’ll read it again.
How did the seed of the woman come? The seed of the woman came not from a lie, came not from an animal, came not from a man, came not any way but this way, opposite to the seed of the serpent, came from the truth of God in the mind of God.
That’s the truth of God was in the mind of God with God deliberately implanting that truth in the receptive virgin mind of Mary apart from any mingling of the mental or physical brought forth not a human being in the literal sense of the word but a body fashioned like a man.
Because he was born in fashion like that was truly a part of God and not a part so much of Mary except, and he was no part of Mary, that she functioned as a laboratory through her chemical process, channeling the elements of the earth to the implanted supernatural cells or fetus.
This Son… “Now Mary had nothing to do with it,” Brother Branham said.
This Son is the pure unhybridized Son of God who can produce His own wife for Himself, from Himself as did Adam. Now back to Adam and Eve in the Garden.
In their spirit form, their spirit form life Adam with Eve in him male and female, one spirit, they were commanded to bring forth life to populate the earth which lives would have been spirit beings first and then afterward clothed upon even as they were because that’s what have to be.
That’s how they came. That’s how the animals came. That’s how the plants came out of the ground. But they went the flesh way and flesh begets flesh. The Bible says so.
Then at that time precisely at the fall they were still able to bring forth as God said, so God took that power from them at the time of the fall they could still bring forth unless God stopped it and He did. Because it went as Brother Hall said from the Word to the blood, the bloodlines.
Christ the Tree of Life had brought them forth in His image and had given them power to do the same to bring forth in their likeness which was of God. There came forth a likeness which was a spirit being then He clothed them.
Now that was taken from them and they no longer had the Word but the lie and God in no wise would clothe their children by creative acts, the whole plan now fell into degradation of sin and death.
And they themselves had forfeited immortality so immortality without death which that what it is or the Seventh Seal, that’s the Seventh Seal in the Garden, it was there, right in Genesis to Revelations, was removed to this time until death had run its course.
Now you can see a little bit of this in a picture by reading,
(13) Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: [Adam and Eve were too smart for that but they tried to palm it off anyway]… God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
(14) But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
(15) Then when lust hath conceived, it [brings] forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, [brings] forth death.
So you can see that’s been going on down through the ages. All right.
As Brother Branham speaks of man being restored to Eden he projects the going back to Eden all the way to the New Testament… New Jerusalem, what we’re looking at.
The prophet constantly used the principle of projection as I mentioned already today and when I saw that I think I brought it to your attention in Hebrews 11:14-16 if I didn’t we’ll read it. I think I read it.
(14) For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.
(15) And truly,… they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.
(16) But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.
Now that tells you what they were looking forward to, right back from the beginning of the Scripture there was a revelation of immortality in God’s own kingdom restored upon earth where nothing would ever defile.
They would be purely and all of God, and the Bride would be there ruling and the princes of the earth and those and the foolish virgin and those perhaps that died without the gospel.
Those in the book of life but not the Lamb’s book of life could come and bring their glory into it and it would cover the whole earth as the waters cover the sea, the glory of God doing that. So there we see a picture of it all.
Now we go back to reading. I want to bring out serpent seed to you here.
[62-2] Now remember, He 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 unless they put forth their hands and move this Tree, they’d eat that Tree [now I think Brother Branham is saying here, unless the Cherubim were put forth they would then try to get to that Tree to get eternal life]… And He’s the only Tree that can be taken that you can live forever.
Now he tells you right there with the removal of that if you cannot get to that, that specific tree that is dealing with the existence as we see it now because that’s where it was at that time. Do you understand what I said?
I hope my language wasn’t unclear to you. We’re living human beings right now looking for immortality. They were living human beings back there and they were immortal as long as they had not believed the lie. See?
And accessibility to Him evidently at that time is what could have given them eternal life so He stopped the accessibility to Himself as the Tree of Life immortality specifically.
He has to come forth the same One now, the same Giver in the form of a man in order to die to repudiate the power of sin to bring remission and put man in a position of being able to get that life which he was denying.
So He was the Tree. He was there. See? He was the truth. He was the Word. He was there. They were made in His image. He was there for that purpose and He’s the only One that can give it because he is the Word of Life.
[62-2] And that be the Word then (the Word of God which Eve turned down in the Garden…)
She turned down that Word in that hour and that’s what stopped immortality. That’s why Brother Branham said, “This Bride will not fall.”
And if you get a Bride that cannot fall from a Word then she’s got to come to a place of immortality because death must be swallowed up which is like a wild… like an animal catcher catching a wild animal. He throws a net on him.
So there’s no way that death can get to you. At that time in the Garden God made it there was no way to get to Christ, the Tree of Life for immortality.
Now there’s a net made that death is caught in, in no wise can stop us from getting to immortality. There’s your Seventh Seal. See? Because that’s what it’s all about.
Time’s run out. What time? Mortality. Why certainly that’s right. There’s no more children being born and raised and what have you.
When you plant your tree and nobody eats it but you but your offspring is there, “As in Adam all died, even in Christ are all made alive,” He’s not going to lose one of them.
You’re not going to get a legitimate child of God lost. There’s no way will God lose His attributes. He clothes His attributes and brings them for a purpose.
[62-2] His Word is Life. (…which Eve turned down…)—then here’s Christ the Word, made manifest. [Right today and back on earth] And when He came on earth, He was the Tree of Life. Do you believe that? (Sure He was the Tree of Life. He’s the same One that was there.)… what did Rome do?
He had to be chopped down.… (“cursed is everyone that hangeth upon a tree”), [That the blessing of God promised to Abraham might come on the Gentiles, everyone of us.]… He was put on a tree of disgrace (“cursed is he that hang on a tree”), became 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.
So what is it now? You’ve got Him… Now if He’s the Tree of Life He is going to then bring forth in His likeness as it were many trees comprising a Bride and He’s bringing her forth now.
[62-2] Oh, glory to God! By the same Word and the same God made manifest as Husband and Wife.
The same kingdom, the same Garden, the same principle, the same everything right back but one little difference, mortality has run out. You couldn’t die if you wanted to.
You say, “Well, I think I get so mad I’ll just run through a brick wall. Let me hit myself with, you know, six hundred miles an hour, two thousand miles an hour, or seven thousand miles an hour; just annihilate myself from hitting that brick wall. Go right through the brick wall.”
You wouldn’t want to do that anyway. I’m just telling you how this thing works. There’s no such thing. There’s no such thing as life death. Not… We’re coming to the end time.
[62-2] …as Husband and Wife. Same Bride Tree back again (notice) making it known.
Making it known when? At the end time when the light is shining, the harvest light that ripens the fruit at the top of the tree and you don’t get all dried out and messed up because it’s a sweet mellow light at the right time that ripens the tree and gets you ready for the kingdom. See?
The Bride Tree is back again, and this again is 2 Thessalonians 2. You got two things in there. You got the Word of truth that the Bride takes; you got the lie that the devil’s bunch take.
You got the true Eve and the false Eve. You got the true Christ and the antichrist. You got the Tree of Life; you got the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. You got the same thing. You’re right back at the beginning. You see?
[62-3] Now, my, there’s… so much here, we could just keep on going. Notice, the Tree of Christ, the Body in the Garden,… now—making His mystery known to this Bride Tree… redeemed by Christ, the second Adam (you know He was?), going back home to Eden with His fallen wife—redeemed back home again.
Right! Going back to the original, no weeds, no briars, no thorns, no bugs, no germs, no mosquitoes. I hate mosquitoes. No germs, killed up to a thousand miles high.
No problems, no sin, no sickness, no death, coming on down with the King ruling with the rod of iron, just wiping them all out. Satan being bound for a thousand years, put in the bottomless pit.
And the Bride here with King David on the millennial throne and the temple, the whole thing, all of it, completely right the way it’s supposed to be. All right, redeemed.
[62-3] That’s Christ and the Church today—taking His Wife back. [That’s in Hosea, you can read Hosea 2:14 where he takes back the woman.] See the threefold mystery now? God manifested in Christ; Christ manifested in the Church;
Now you know that’s speaking of the end time, right here. The singular of John 14:12, not the plural of Mark 16.
Always watch that, all the way through here, you don’t understand that precept you’ll never get this message. You’ll be right back to Pentecost.
[62-3] Christ manifested in the Church; all together to bring back the original Adam and Eve again…
What original? Not Adam and Eve per se but what they stood for. “Be fruitful and multiply, replenish the earth.” Now the original command that was set aside, God takes up and brings to pass for them, fulfilling it and the earth is replenished. See? Okay.
…one man, one woman, which are one, made out of the same Blood and the same Spirit, and the same everything else.
And you see that, of course, in the 5th chapter of the Book of Ephesians. How long we got? Oh, it’s all over. Twenty minutes? What time is it? Oh, it’s late. It’s almost half past nine.
Okay, we’ll finish off and we’ll start page 63 tomorrow morning without a recap. We’ll just go straight into there, very little recap whatsoever because the service is late already. All right.
Very good, the Lord bless you.
Let’s at this time turn to the Book of 1 Corinthians and just read specifically from the 11th chapter of 1 Corinthians and in there we’ll read from verse 23.
(23) For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:
(24) And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.
(25) After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.
(26) For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.
(27) Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.
(28) But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.
(29) For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation [or judgment] to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.
(30) For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.
(31) For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.
Now in there you notice the words are very, very clear, it says, “As oft as ye eat this bread and drink this cup ye shew the Lord’s death till He come.”
Now there’s two comings in there that you can beware of. One is this coming which is the Appearing and the other coming is one of the three times He comes immortal which will be the second time coming immortal when we meet Him in the air.
And what I’m looking at is this that when you eat and drink this… these emblems you shew forth His death till He come but the Appearing amongst us today is greater in force with these emblems by not overlooking the blood but recognizing the fact that He in the form of the Holy Spirit has now appeared to the Gentiles proving that He has risen from the dead by doing the same things in the form of the Holy Spirit that He did when He was here in the flesh.
So therefore, what you’re doing you’re receiving the emblems in a much greater way strengthen and more firmly spiritual and beneficial by your understanding that this is truly a Melchisedec ordinance on the ground that it’s just about all over.
The heat of the battle it’s just about all over and as the time when Abraham was tired chasing the various brigands that had stolen from him and his nephew and all, came back and there was Melchisedec Priest of the Most High God who did not sacrifice to God but offered the emblems of the sacrifice, you know.
And Brother Branham mentioned that after the heat of the battle where Abraham was able to sit down with Him and I believe tonight we have the same thing to us, given to us in that particular arena or that particular atmosphere that it’s all but over that Christ has appeared to us which is the sign of His literal coming, that’s what Brother Branham said. It is.
And that means that we knowing that He has risen from the dead and proven that He has risen from the dead and that He is in our midst doing those things that He did before He died when He was here in the flesh and is now doing them as it says in John 14:12.
And this is the miracle ministry of Christ that vindicates Elijah proving the Son of man here in His revelation. Then how much more do we drink not to condemnation but to justification.
Knowing not that we of ourselves are justified but the justification that God wrought through Christ in his death and the reconciliation that followed puts us now in the position that we know that we know that nature is just around the corner from being transformed.
And we are just one step from the Eden that we’ve been talking about tonight. That’s the truth because these things were not done in a corner. There’s a vindication.
See, I cannot ever believe that God is a liar like me and He is a double-crosser like me and He would pull a deal like I would pull a deal. I can’t believe that God’s integrity is so low that He would have a prophet on the scene that He would back up if it wasn’t His prophet.
If my sister could read Brother Branham’s handwriting not realizing it was Brother Branham’s, I thought she did, and she just shook her head and said, “Lee, this is the strangest man;” she said, “there’s not one bit of deceit in his handwriting.”
Well, there’s not one bit of deceit of God’s Word that came forth. You better believe that because his handwriting was nothing but we might say the interpretation of this Handwriting for our day which God gave for us.
So, we know then from what God has done by means of vindication in this hour that the death of Christ was a hundred percent efficacious that it accomplished everything He said.
And now the Holy Spirit which was released to baptize believers that same One who gave of His Spirit according to the Word of God and what the prophet taught us.
He Himself is here in this great day of the parallelism of His own Scripture, “I’ve come,” He said, “to destroy and I would except I have a blessing.”
Because always come together. You cannot ever find it ever apart. There could be a curse first then a blessing or there could be a blessing and then a curse, but it’s usually the blessing and then the curse.
And He’s come with His blessing to show us that this is that hour to enter in with the Lord.
In fact he says, Brother Branham categorically states that the separation of the two people, because it says one working in the field… two in a field, one taken, one left and one in a bed, one taken, one left; two in a bed, one taken, one left; two grinding, one taken, one left.
In Matthew 24 is the separation by the Word ministry of this hour but over in 17 of Luke it is the carrying up in the rapture.
Shall not the God, the Judge of all this earth do right? Say will the righteous Judge destroy the righteous with the wicked? “If there be ten, why,” He said, “I wouldn’t destroy them for one.
Why,” he said, “I’m going to get them all out of here,” then falls the judgment of God. That’s what God has ordained and you know, brother/sister, that’s exactly what we are doing tonight in the partaking of these emblems.
So if the brethren would come forward at this time and as we usually take care of the service and we’re going to start again, is it Lloyd? We start at the back row and they come down one row at a time.
Come right down here and take communion and go all the way to the back and go around to the back and sit in their seats.
That’s what I kind of thought it was like and when that’s finished this one does… start at the back again, I beg your pardon, always start at the back. Okay.
Very good. Shall we all stand at this time then? And shall we bow our heads in prayer?
Gracious Eternal Father, again we praise and thank You for love, mercy and grace and the goodness it is Lord, You bestowed upon us we can come together to come into Your Word and see what happened back in Eden six thousand years ago, “Lo and behold, the seventh Seal is open,” the door to immortality is here for Lord, thou hast come down with the Shout in order to give us the Word.
Oh Lord, we know that You have descended to do what You said You would do and we praise You for it. We want to thank You Lord, that You sent us Elijah. Elijah has come and gone but You are here to increase and You will bring forth the dead and You will take us with You.
We believe that Lord, and whatever work that needs to be done in us You will perform that work for Your own servant said that this is the confidence we have in You that if You begun a good work in us You’ll perform it until the very day of the Lord Jesus Christ and that is this day for Lord, we know when our life appears we shall appear with You in glory and we know that You are our life.
We don’t understand some things Father, but we do know this much and we praise You for it, oh God. And we stand still Lord, and know the works are of You until we can hear from You and know the mystery of it if indeed You do desire to have us the mystery or in whatever depth we should have it for Lord, we give You honor and glory tonight.
Now cleanse every heart in divine Presence. May the Blood cleanse every single heart, take very evil thought out of our hearts and minds and give us a spirit of forgiveness amongst us Lord, so that there’s not one of us holds anybody in low esteem but everybody holding each other in high esteem in honor prefers each other.
And in love is willing to make sacrifices and whatever is necessary and in no wise have anything of hatred or malice or envy or forebodings or any distrust whatsoever amongst us Lord, either toward You or toward each other or concerning ourselves.
But rather know that if we are in the light then that is what counts, the blood has covered us, scattered all sins till there be no recognition whatsoever.
You hearing our voices, seeing our representation, and Lord, we praise You now that Your very image must be in us going from glory to glory.
And this Lord, we drink unto and eat unto tonight and we believe it’s been accomplished through Your death and through Your Resurrection and we cannot praise You enough.
Now Lord, we know that to the world this is very, very vague and very, very foolish but something in us said this is right and Lord, we acquiesce to that to that Spirit entirely.
So Father God in heaven, forgive us all we pray, wash us in Your Blood, cleanse us thoroughly, dress us in Your Word, Lord, get us real ready for that great day as we partake being a part of it and go to foot-washing
And unto Thee we shall ascribe the honor and all the glory because we ask it in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
The Lord bless you.
[Brother Vayle commends with Communion]