God Of This Evil Age #06One Word Of Change; Headship
Heavenly Father, we’ve been singing of Your Presence that You are here as that Person having manifested Yourself, vindicated Your Word, may we have the grace Lord, this morning, and we realize we might have to be broken down in many ways to come into that present, that place that we want to be, and You want us to be Lord, to be led of You now that You are here.
We pray You will reveal Your Word Lord. We know that It has to be revealed even if it’s unto condemnation, we know that true… we know it’s true Lord, but may we have with that Word the life of that Word in us and working through us so we might not walk in condemnation but walk in light Lord, having fellowship with You, the Blood cleansing.
Keep us in that position this morning Lord; help us in our studies, in Jesus’ Name we pray. Amen.
You may be seated.
Now we’re up to number 6, I think it is in God of This Evil Age, and if you’ll recall on page 14, we mentioned this last Sunday also, that Brother Branham begins speaking of headship. Speaking of headship in the Garden of which there were two headships.
So he speaks of headship which in turn speaks of a concentration of power and authority to lead, govern and direct according to a philosophy containing certain principles that are requisite to attain to an established end.
In other words, the head takes the body to the destiny that the head has in mind. The head is there to take the body to the destiny that the head has in mind, to control and to govern and to bring it to that end which the head considers.
Now just consider man, in other words, look at the fact we’re looking at this morning of “Man in the Garden of Eden which, Brother Branham said, was the headquarters of God on earth which was His kingdom on earth.”
And you will notice therefore then that was a very small section so that from it would emanate all power, and authority and beneficence for whatever was in the character of God Himself extending over the entire earth.
Now the Bible tells us that God is the head of man. Or the head of man is God. God is headship embodied. He’s the entire embodiment. In other words, He is the entire body of it. Right? He is the entire body of it. Now what was His ultimate which He intended to establish in a kingdom?
Now, Satan walked in and he represented another form of headship or government. Now what was his philosophy? And what did he intend to establish as his kingdom?
Well, we can see what the kingdom of God is to be, wherein God is headship but we won’t bother reading in Revelation 22, where Brother Branham explained it in The Future Home of the Earthly Bride, the New Jerusalem come down upon earth where the Lamb was on the throne and the Pillar of Fire enclosing God above the throne and before they called He would answer.
So that we have a most benevolent, beneficent kingdom where God as the great Father is supplying all things liberally in such a manner that there is no way the heart could possibly desire or the physical structure could possibly want but is already anticipated by God and it is forthcoming to that individual.
Also, you will notice the ultimate of God is in Genesis 3:22 in this respect, that he says here, “Man has become as one of us, and now lest he put forth his hand and take of the Tree of Life and live forever.”
So God had an eternal plan wherein man would go from knowing what is good to what is constantly better and better and better to which there would be no actual end.
Now what is Satan’s kingdom? What did he have in mind? Well, we’ll simply look in the Bible and we’ll find out what God says, as concerning what Satan said. Isaiah 14, God speaking,
(12) How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!
And of course, that’s the exact parallel as the morning star, as the Son of righteousness, “So Satan was an angel of light in the highest position right alongside of Jesus,” as Brother Branham said, “…at that time was Michael.”
(12) …how art thou cut down to the ground, which [did] weaken the nations! [So he had a great authority over the nations.]
(13) For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit… upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
(14) I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like [to] the most High.
(15) Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, [and] to the sides of the pit.
In Ezekiel, chapter 28, which we really don’t need to read, but it says in there concerning Satan again…
(12) Son of man, take up a lamentation [against] the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, of wisdom, Thou sealest up the sum, [you’re the top created being] full of wisdom, perfect in beauty.
(13) Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, sardius, topaz, [he was actually a high priest in a certain limited sense of the word] the workmanship of thy tabrets… thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
(14) Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and 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. [And then on and on down into a very worldly complex set-up of world dominion wherein he is mentioned, let’s read it.]
(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 mountain of God: I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
(17) Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.
(18) Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, [and so on and so on.]
So all right, you notice from what we read here, and what we talked about in Revelation, it is very easy to see in Isaiah and Ezekiel that Satan’s plans did not lie in the realm of personal inspiration and hence a building of a kingdom but a takeover. A takeover, that is what you are looking at.
Satan is not a creator. Satan is not even a good planner. Satan doesn’t have in his power to decree the end from the beginning or to do anything which is commensurate with that which lies in God; he has only one plan that’s to take over.
Satan, in plain English, was out to change things especially as concerning his position as in contradistinction or parallel to God’s. He was determined to steal from God and to change the stolen goods intended use to his own desires and he would fashion it that way.
Now you see I’m using Brother Branham’s language ‘fashion’: don’t you? Exactly how he worked on Eve, he continues to do so.
But now watch! Notice his takeover. Notice carefully, Satan translated God’s kingdom into his own kingdom. He changed one word. Eve believed that one word change and one word off was Satan’s kingdom, touché, Brother Branham said it now you believe it.
Well, was it or wasn’t it? See, the simple things go over our heads. We get so acquainted with mouthing; we don’t get acquainted with thinking in the heart domain within the soul.
“He changed one word and Eve believed that one word change and one word off was Satan’s kingdom,” proving the prophet right in every single word. Headship from God to headship in Satan was one word off.
Notice how Satan fooled Eve into believing that God did not mean exactly what He said, thereby, denying the authority of the Word.
The minute you say, “God did not mean it, or it could be something else,” you have now changed the authority of the Word and it had become a tradition which is ‘trado’, which means ‘to speak across’.
You are now crossing the Word of God forming what’s on the wall, a cross. Man at variance with God. Man at variance with God and one with Satan.
You say, “Now, Brother Vayle, you’re getting too tough. You’re stupid.”
Oh, you didn’t say that. It’s a hypothetical thing and I’m coming back hypothetically to let you know if you want to cross swords with me, you’re going to get your ears cut off and Jesus won’t be here to plaster them back on like the high priest’s servant.
So I said what I said it is true, denied the authority of the Word. In other words, she believed the Word of God would stand in spite of her interpretation, in spite of her allegiance, all the good things of God were still hers. Lie!
Brother Branham said correctly, “God means what He says and says what He means or He doesn’t bother.” Satan’s revelation always voids the Word of God. God’s revelation is doing what He says. That’s why Brother Branham said, “The revelation is the manifestation.”
Now watch this! Satan did not twist Eve’s arm or force her away from the Word. He never forced her. He never twisted her arm. He merely suggested she talk to him about it, so she did.
And when she was intrigued by a possibility that the Word of God was not steadfast and sure, as to Its meaning and as to Its consequences, but the meaning was mysterious and even contradictory rather than direct and exactly what It said, she also like Satan began to change the Word.
You see, all it takes is Satan to give you one word of change and from there on he doesn’t have to do anything else, you will start to do the changing yourself, and you will love to do it, and you will be happy to do it, and you’ll put yourself right in God’s bosom and you’ll put yourself right along with the children of God.
And you will say, “I am a child of God, and all of these things that God said belong to me,” and you will negate everything that is contradictory which means judgmental.
Now, I will prove to you exactly what I just said and it is found in Genesis 3:6.
(06) And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, [a complete lie, anything that kills you is not good for food. Even the birds aren’t that stupid. She saw] that the tree was good for food, it was pleasant to the eyes, a tree desired to make one wise, [so] she took of the fruit and [she began to disseminate the partaking thereof]…
Now what she saw was not what was there, no way shape and form. It wasn’t there. She was deluded.
Now, a deluded person is not necessarily devil possessed, in,
(27) And after the sop Satan entered into [Judas]…
Now that wasn’t the case here. This woman is not devil possessed, but she is influenced by Satan. She is positively deluded by the one word off. And with the off word she begins to absolutely imagine and take to her own thinking which begins to fashion her and to mold her exactly what was not there.
Now, let’s go over here to the Book of Revelation, chapter 3, and you will notice it says in verse 14,
(14) …[thus] saith the Amen,
This is the great winder-upper, the God of truth, at the end time is telling the female Eve, the church, her condition. But what does Eve, the female church say? Here’s what God says she says.
(17) …I am rich, increased with goods, [I] have need of nothing; and [you don’t know you’re] wretched, [you’re] miserable, [you’re] poor, [you’re] blind, [you’re] naked:
At that time that she took that one word, she was stripped and she was deluded. Now, Brother Branham said, “The whole world is going insane.” The whole world is not devil possessed. The whole world does not have Satan himself incarnating himself in them.
You do not need to be extremely mentally deranged or in any way miss a true psychological test as to your sanity but you can be completely insane when it comes to the Word of God. One Word off! Now you say, “Brother Vayle, you’re wrong.” Come on, don’t be stupid.
And you know I’m going to tell you something, it’s a good thing that she was an elect daughter of God and he was an elect son, because at that time it’s the only way they would have known that they were naked.
Now you sitting here this morning, if you do not plead nakedness, in the sight of God, you have no part in the message I’m preaching which I got from Brother Branham. I’m sorry for you but hey, a spade’s a spade and the gloves are off, because I’m looking for God to do great things in these last days.
I’m highly inspired in my soul to believe in spite of anything and everything you and I see and feel and all around about us, there will be great things done in the midst of the Bride. Oh not this big thing, latter-rain stupid he talks about.
I’m talking about God’s grace and the understanding that comes with the Word of God and what proceeds forth from It like lightning, a hundred million volts out of a dark cloud because God dwelleth in darkness.
In other words, God is inscrutable and He only lets His light shine on those who shine… who allow shine lest… he said here, “I counsel you.”
At the time, at the time of Eve’s debacle she had been counseled by God and now at the time of our modern Eve’s debacle God counsels us, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock.”
He said, “I counsel you to come to Me to buy of Me gold. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. Come out from among them, and get where the reality is.”
Before they were kicked out of Eden, and by the grace of God we’re being kicked back into Eden. I’ve got no doubt about saying that, no doubt at all.
(18) …that thou mayest be rich; [thy] raiment [white], [you may] be clothed, the shame of [your] nakedness do not appear;
And you’ll get the true baptism with the Holy Ghost that Brother Branham told us there was a true baptism which is the initial coming out through the water into the Presence and Word upon Word building up till the person is absolutely full of the Holy Ghost. That’s what we’re looking at.
Notice, Genesis 3:22 again. This is the last thing you hear that God’s says now to this people. You can’t take of the Tree of Life and live forever. Then where is He going to start up again in His presence for His kingdom?
They have the right to the Tree of Life as soon as the Seals were opened by the Presence of God and these preachers around here making this a doctrine: “Oh, the Presence is a doctrine, like serpent seed.”
Have you heard that Irene, where you come from? Well, if you haven’t you should hear it, because it’s all around America. They’re all preaching it, north of us, east and south and west.
Let me read you.
(01) Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on to perfection;
This is a conclusion. This is where the becoming ends, forever. And Brother Branham defined perfection, that which is perfect over there in the Book of I Corinthians, he said, “What is perfect but God, and… what is God but the Word.”
Now he’s talking about Rhema/Logos, don’t ever kid yourself It’s different because It can’t that’s where he stood.
And he said, “By God’s grace we have the perfect interpretation,” then if you have the perfect interpretation, then you have the perfection of the not only the Rhema but the Logos, because they’re inseparable.
I want to ask you, who came down? What did He come down for… with the Shout to set the church in order.
(01) …not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,
(02) Of the doctrine of baptisms, and… laying on of hands, resurrection of the dead, [and so on.]
He said, “You put that that’s there but now you are contemplating face to face, because that’s what it says in 1 Corinthians 13, face to face. “That which is perfect is come.”
There’s no longer any more parts. There’s no more prophet. There’s no more Word. There’s no more Holy Ghost. It’s here and in here is the beginning of every Word that’s in the Bible concerning our entering in, the apocalypse, the Parousia, the phaneroo, the epiphania, you name it, every single one is started.
We start to enter in. This is already the ushering in of the Millennium; time and eternity mixing. And it’s a doctrine? “Oh, it’s something to study about.” That’s what’s driving me crazy. I know too much now.
Like [William E.] Booth-Clibborn said to Brother Branham, he said, “You don’t know the Book.”
He said, “But I know the Author.”
That’s where this church is, that’s where I am, every single one we need to get beyond the book, in the sense of a mechanical. We need to get to where the power of God is flowing through us in the sense of a living reality.
So here we see this very thing taking place today. Now, let anybody then try to say again that one Word off is not Satan’s kingdom; they’re wrong. All right.
Right there in the Garden Satan lied and Eve presumed. Brother Branham preached a whole sermon on Presumption. Eve presumed; Satan lied. The minute you listen to Satan’s lie, you will presume.
Now do you see why I talk about skirts like Brother Branham did and… tall heels for women and all. But they’re not going to get it. Look it, if I’m not wasting my time because there’s a Bride somewhere.
Now my tapes don’t have the mission Brother Branham had around the world, but they get there. And I get my phone calls from around the world.
This week I had two; one Australia, one South Africa, already. And other places as well. And it’s always on the revelation, and the major revelation is consistently Melchisedec which is under the Seven Seals and one of the Thunders.
You can say what you want but Brother Branham placed it there when he preached that series in ‘65.
Satan lied and Eve presumed typing the false prophet and his blind followers; anti-Christ and false anointed church where they both fall in the ditch. Now look where they’re going. In Revelation, chapter 19, and beginning at verse 20. This is when Christ comes with His great Bride.
(19) And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.
(20) And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. [And they] both were cast alive into [the] lake of fire burning with brimstone.
And of course, when you get that image there everybody thinks it’s some fall down and worship; it’s being within the structure is what it really is.
(21) And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with [the] flesh.
(10) And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
(11) And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
(12) And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
(13) And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to [his] works.
(14) And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
(15) And whosoever was not found in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
Now, you will have noticed how I used end time judgment Scripture at this point where I read from Revelation, and we saw the end of Satan’s kingdom. We saw Satan and his subjects. And I believe verse 15 says it all with verse 14 perhaps.
(14) And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
Now the word ‘kai’ in the Greek can be used as a preposition or a conjunction. Now let’s read it this way.
(14) And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
(15) [Even] whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
There is no record of Satan’s kingdom in God’s kingdom. God does not allow another record to stand beside His, another word to stand beside His or another child to stand behind His or another god to stand behind Him or beside Him. God is exclusive and we are exclusive, we are not inclusive.
Now we’re the heirs of God. Now then, go back to your genealogy, Cain is not in it. Cain is not a son of Adam. Cain is a son of the serpent. Eve only was the mother of all living, and even science proves it today. But Adam was not the father of all living.
Brother Branham mentions Pharaoh in one of the paragraphs we will soon read. He had his own lineage in contradistinction to the lineage of Moses.
Now let’s read in the Bible these things that are precious to us, because they tell us the truth as Brother Branham told us in 2 Peter, the 2nd chapter, 4-7.
(04) For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;
(05) And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; [Now it tells you right there there’s a world of the godly and that was eight people. The world of the ungodly was maybe five billion people or more.]
(06) And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes condemned them with an [overflow.]
He destroyed every single one in there but Lot and the two daughters and the woman who turned back, turned to a pillar of salt. In other words, her body completely calcified with salts. That’s all it was.
You can see people today turning to bone, their flesh turning right to bone, and various salts, minerals. She had hers in a hurry when she hardened her heart against the things of God, her whole body hardened. She was evidently a filthy person.
Now you know that Lot wasn’t too much of a hero, and neither were the daughters. But they were allowed to come out of that particular time because they did not go along with the filth of the people and the daughters left their husbands, evidently. They were homosexuals.
Notice what it says over here in Jude concerning the same world of the ungodly because they got their own world, they got their own cosmos.
(03) Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that [you] should [be] [you] should earnestly contend for the faith which was once [for all] delivered unto the saints.
(04) For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of God, our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord [Jesus, even] our Lord Jesus Christ.
All right, let’s go further and see these people. You’re going to see these people right in the church. They’re in the First Church Age at the time of the apostle Paul in chapter 20 in the Book of Acts:
(26) Wherefore I take you to record this day, I am pure from the blood of all men.
(27) For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.
Now, David stood in the same place. Sure, he was an adulterer and a murderer, a betrayer of the people in numbering them but he never shunned the Word of God. And they could have said, “David, how come you think you’re a prophet? You’re a cesspool.”
He said, “That’s my business.” That’s God’s business. God called him a man after His own heart. I am not talking about sin; I am talking about God and His children and His grace.
You do what you want about it; you can be a Jones and have multiplied women and everything else and live like the devil in your whoredoms. Go right ahead if I find out we’ll butt you right out of this church. You’ll never come back in again. Bring you before the whole congregation.
If I’m going to run a red light house, I’ll put a red lantern out there and charge for it. No prostitution here, physical or spiritual if we can help it. It’s going to take God to help us. Notice, this church here was in prostitution.
(28) Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to the flock over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. [That’s what Paul said before, you rule by the preaching of the Word and then you stand back and watch it.]
(29) For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
(30) [And] also of your own selves shall men arise, [you got them in your church right now] speaking [perverted] things, [just like the devil] to draw away disciples after them. [To take over them. The big takeover has never ceased and Satan’s got his own filthy bunch to do it.]
Now let’s find out what Paul says in 2 Corinthians, chapter 11, concerning that which enters the church, and they’re no longer a virgin.
(13) For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ.
And you will notice the word ‘apostle’ is there not prophet. These are not prophets. These are apostles. They come with their own visionary gospel. They come like Eve; they see what is not there. They are deluded, and you cannot talk to a deluded person.
Stand there, do your best to convince. You can no more change a deluded person than you can an insane person. So don’t waste your time. Forgot it! They don’t catch this message in two times, drop It.
You say, “Brother Vayle, some people are stupid.” Now you’re making God stupid, His Word’s not powerful enough. The two-edged Sword can’t cut. So now God is held back by man. Are you kidding? You’re held back by man but God isn’t. I’m held back by man.
(13) …such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. [That’s what the beast did with Satan.]
(14) And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. [He always was. He always had an anointing. No problem.]
(15) Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
What are their works? Working deceit and “he that diggeth a ditch shall fall into it” [Ecclesiastes 10:8] where the beast and the false prophet are; “blind leaders of the blind.” [Matthew 15:14] You can’t change it, brother/sister, that’s the Word of God.
So as we have read and are about to read more Brother Branham is speaking of the two heads of the two kingdoms and also about the subjects of those heads, and he speaks on page 16.
He talks about God how God has worked through human flesh using the human traits to bring out His grace and mercy and the supply of His Word, and He does likewise through serpent seed as it says in Romans 9. So if you want to go back to page 16, let’s look at it.
Now Brother Branham is talking here. First of all he talked about Elijah. He was talking about the natural life of human beings coming down especially from the father.
But Brother Branham said, “Mating this one, mating that one, bringing together, the life coming on down.”
That’s how God uses His Spirit, five different times in Elijah, and every time It comes down it has the same earmarks. You can’t get away from it. It’s always the same, never changes. It’s God moving by His Spirit in a human life.
Now watch what he says in 69. We covered this one; we’ll go over it again.
 Just as our natural life and traits are handed down from natural breeding of your father, so is the Spirit of God that was predestinated before the foundation of the world.
Now he’s telling you right here. He is comparing the natural and he’s comparing the spiritual right along with it. And he said, “There’s a natural life, a natural trait.”
In other words, he saying, “You have a life that must be synchronized with nature as it says in the Bible, ‘let the earth bring forth the beast’.” The earth doesn’t bring forth a beast. Ridiculous.
If it brought forth a beast then the law of God is never changed, it would still be bringing forth beasts. The earth brought it forth into manifestation and sensitivity. It was the earth covering the beast. Then God took Adam and He formed the earth and He put the man in it.
Then he had a wife, so that when the animals came forth and Adam named them there was no helpmeet, there was not one like him that could reproduce him as the animals could.
So He took the female parts, spiritually speaking, the feminine spirit out of the male and mislay made a female body, and that was exactly perfect in order.
As Brother Branham says here, “The natural traits, life and traits, handed down from natural breeding of your father.”
Natural breeding is simply this that there must be an act wherein that thing can come forth. Otherwise it won’t take on a form. You examine a sperm under a microscope; there isn’t a clue, not a clue to what’s in there. No way do you know what it is.
Anymore than you take two seeds and look identical. A grain of corn that’s a perfect replica of a true grain of corn, no life in it, put it under a microscope; you can’t tell. What do you got to do? Put them in soil, or give them moisture and sunshine in order to bring it forth.
Now he says here,
 …your natural life and traits…
In other words, what is in that life before there was ever a natural body ascribed to it or given to it. What lies in there now will come forth and at the same time the natural body will bring forth what is in that life over the period of time and remember now, the animal life has mingled with it and the… not the curse of God so much, but as the judgment of God is upon it.
Now if that ever got back to the Word, he’d go sailing right to the Tree of Life. Never did get back there; can’t until God’s ready for it. So you got these things being handed down.
Now, this was all there in a nutshell before there was a speck of stardust and yet God allowed for the changes which would come in, and He sovereignty knew it.
And it’s all by predestination, he said, “Mating this to that and that to this, down the line.”
Now he said the same thing applies when you talk about God and the life that was in God coming into a manifested form which finalizes in a human physical form. So he said now that’s exactly how it is.
Now look at here. Over here in Philippians, now let’s read. First of all let’s read this… he said,
 …there was predestinated before the foundation of the world. And when the entire Word of God is complete… when the entire Word of God in complete or completed was headed up…
You can… that word ‘and’ in there, you could read it in, and I’ve done it, It’s all right, but I don’t believe Brother Branham is really saying that, I think there’s a little twist in his language here, where he is saying…
 …and the human body called Jesus…, in there God made me pay for my sins in Him….
Now what is he saying then? He’s saying this here, over here in the Philippians, the 2nd chapter.
(05) Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
(06) Who, being in the form of God, thought it not [a prize to be grasped and retained] to be equal with God:
(07) But made [emptied] himself… made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
So therefore, this One who was in all essentiality formed from God Himself so that there was nothing outside of Him at that time was not substantially God factor, and He was the Son of God. Now this One took on Him a human form.
Now way back there in that spiritual form we were in Him. Now, when this, when God completely headed up in Jesus came down here in a human body it is essentially correct then that we were in Him.
“Then if we were in Him,” it says, “in there God made me pay for my sins in Him there.” Now this statement is a rocker.
No person of the caliber of a modern Pentecostal or fundamentalist would ever take it this far. He will know there is something there but he wouldn’t dare mouth it. He wouldn’t take the wraps off, because he wouldn’t know how to do it. You’re in there but you weren’t.
He cannot really say, I am a son of God, generically and genetically. He’s got another thought. He can’t do it like we do it, because no man ever did it like we do it. If somebody did, I’d like to know about it, outside of the apostle Paul.
 Now in there God made me pay for my sins in Him there. [Now notice!]… raised me up with Him [that would be the body] in the resurrection.
In other words, as Brother Branham said, “If you weren’t represented back there; you’re not represented now. You don’t have it.” So, if you are looking at representation you’ve got to look at it all the way.
Now then, what does this do for the believer? It does not take you off the hook, as though you’re going to blaspheme God and say, “Hey, I didn’t need that sacrifice.”
Within the human mind and you’ll notice in little children when their parents’ divorce, the little child says, “What did I do wrong?”
There is a negative sin complex in people, but if you can know that somehow you satisfied a claim, you paid your debt, you walk in the clear sunshine of not just saying somebody bailed me out.
And you kind of look at it that way but you can stand there and say, “My debt was paid and I paid it in Christ,” and you stand in the perfect identification that you know as a true man, a true child of God, you stood there and you didn’t say like Eve, “Well,…” or Adam, “The woman You gave me messed me up.” Well, or like Eve, “Well, the serpent he messed me up.”
You stand right there and say, “The price was paid. I was in Him back there in the representation I was in Him. In the present representation I am in Him. In this life I am in Him. I’m fully identified with standing with the Word.”
And remember, Jesus paid the price of the Word. Don’t tell me the washing of pots and pans, He paid that price. That’s hogwash. I’d sure like to know I had a perfectly pure conscience by washing a few pots and pans.
What was it? It was the law and ordinance which was against us; born in sin, shaped in iniquity, wanting to run riot, fully misunderstanding every Word of God. Not knowing our position, who we are, where we come from, where we’re going.
But under this you can see what Brother Branham is saying, we’re so fully identified that hey, we are taking responsibility. We did it. And we paid a price with Him. In other words, we fulfilled that Word there the same as Jesus fulfilled It.
Remember, the fulfilling and the shedding of blood was not this stupid legalistic Seventh Day Adventist junk about Him fulfilling every law, and every tack of the boot and that kind of junk.
Listen! He died on the cross shedding His blood for sin that was in the heart and the soul manifesting in the flesh through a human spirit in here that God allowed if you want to know the truth. The law and the ordinance which was against you, pots and pans were for you.
They are so deceived by Satan, the Seventh Day Adventists, and the legalists; they don’t know the difference between the words ‘for’ and ‘against’. They’ll never find out. Pots and pans were for you. The killing of the bullock was for you.
The washing and the ordinances were for you. “Thou shalt not steal” was against you. “Thou shalt not commit adultery. Thou shalt not look at thy neighbor’s wife and covet her. Thou shalt not worship any God but God.”
That was against you. Are you so messed up this morning you can’t understand that? Do you understand that? I hope you do.
Now we are seated with Him with power and authority over every devil. Now Brother Branham says that truly, and he was the one that demonstrated by saying, “I take every spirit in this building under my control,” as an example to us. Then notice he says now,
 Oh, if you could only believe what God has given you. Oh, if you could only believe what God has given you.
Well, I’ll ask the question, what has God given us? Well, He’s given us a lot of things in the nature of Christ that we trust implicitly, it’s a gift to us, the grace of God, all these things are gifts.
But let’s look at something God did give us. This may rock you but it’s all right. We like being rocked. Don’t we?
Ephesians, the 4th chapter, it’s especially good as some of my buddies, some people who say they believe. Let’s see if they can go Lee Vayle on this one, because a lot of them can’t. They can’t go me.
They say like the Word but I don’t believe that for fifteen seconds. Let’s read it.
(04) There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
(05) One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
(06) One God [even] Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
(07) But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. [Given, it’s a gift. Gift is gift.]
(08) Wherefore he saith, when he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts [that’s giving again.]
(09) (Now that he ascended, what is it [first] but that he also descended into the lower parts of the earth? [Now that was His own spirit body doing that. That wasn’t the physical.]
(10) He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that fill all things.) [That wasn’t the body. Now watch!]
(11) …he gave some, apostles; some, prophets; evangelists; some, pastors [some] teachers; [that’s what He gave.]
Now it’s hard to associate a fivefold ministry with God Himself. That’s because there is rebellion in the pews. This is Laodicea. This is Nicolaitism.
This is a dread hour of that evil age when both the priests and the people arrogate to themselves a position above the One who stands at the door and knocks. They haven’t got church order.
You got a clergy preaching spiritual husbandry, dead creeds and dogmas. They want to lord it over you. You know why I don’t ride herd over you people. I scream up here and jump and everything else but I don’t ride. You do what you want. Forget it.
Brother Branham never rode herd. Why do you want to ride herd? I thought shepherds led. I thought cowboys rode herd. Remember the time Brother Branham saw a real cowboy; he wasn’t a cowboy any longer.
God took him out of the saddle, gave him a shepherd’s crook. Here’s what He gave. He sent the Holy Ghost back in the embodiment of a ministry to deal with a further embodiment which is individual in the church.
Oh say, “Brother Vayle, I can accept the fact I’ve got God, but I couldn’t accept the fact that you… you know.” They put Brother Branham in the same position, so I don’t feel bad. I don’t want it anyway. It’s responsible.
But listen what it says it does.
(12) For the perfecting of the saints, [that means equipping the saints] for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
(13) Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect [mature] man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ:
What is that mature man? Headship comes back; the One that gave it, the One that returned. There He is above that man’s head. [Brother Vayle points to the Pillar of Fire above brother Branham.] There He is as He came down manifesting: Headship. We’re identified with that Headship.
“Oh, He’s just a doctrine. Just a doctrine, Jamie, that’s all.” Is that where your head is? A doctrine?
What makes you know you’ve got pain? Head. What makes you got good feelings? Head. What makes you know right or wrong, if you’re going to have it? Head. Your heart’s not that smart. I’ve illustrated many times.
I’m going down hippity-hop to the barber shop to get a stick of candy, yeah? and there’s a big snake there and I don’t see him. Hippity-hop to the barber shop to get a haircut or whatever it is; I could have got bit.
Now hippity-hop and I say, “Aaaaw!” My heart’s not so smart, is it? Stupid! Head; where the eyes are, where the ears are.
God giving this ministry to bring the church to headship and at that time there will not be a ministry to lead you astray.
That’s why Brother Branham said, “You’re ordained to see the people through,” and so you will if you’re a five-fold true ministry of which Brother Branham’s supposed to of said, I can’t prove this, God’s my Judge.
I’ll say it though with no harm meant. Sam Conley, he’s dead, but he said, “Brother Branham…”… used to Brother Branham was a good friend of his.
He said, “Brother Branham was visiting one day with him and he said, ‘Sam, there aren’t that many five-fold true ministers’.” I’m not trying to be a judge. I believe he’s right, or awfully close. I mean the man that said it not William Branham. He’d be right. Notice!
(14) …no more children, [but mature] [not] tossed to and fro,… carried about with [winds] of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
In other words, this is a group of people who have come out from the satanic thoughts, five-fold ministry. I’m not telling a lie. This is maturity. The Head is here.
Spiritual because it was That, that came down, the same Pillar of Fire that brought the Word is interpreting the Word. What more do you want? If you want more you got to get it someplace else, not around here.
(15) But speaking the truth in love…
What’s love? That’s a big question. I don’t have any. I don’t have my girlfriends to mess with. You say, “You’re too old.” That’s beside the point.
I’ve been in this message twenty-five solid years; I’m only seventy-six now that puts me back to fifty-one years of age when Brother Branham died. I had lots of vim and vigor. So let’s get rid of that stupid talk.
What is love? The love of God shed in your hearts by the Holy Ghost and there’s only one way to get the Holy Ghost there and that’s by the Word; the faithful teaching of the Word, which is the truth. It says,
(15) …[holding] the truth in love…
…which, absolutely, tells you that you have, as it says in 2 Thessalonians, “the love of the truth or the love that comes out of the truth” and you say, “Well, I got love and don’t have the Word.”
You see what I’m talking about brother/sister? There is no way before God I am telling you, that the sweet spirit of Christ would ever invade this place outside you come to that Word and get your eyes off each other and the junk you got amongst you and settle down to It.
I can’t make you do it. I can’t make myself do it but God’s able to help us.
(15) …[holding] in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head…
In other words, there’d be a completion in us, every single member in, every single one child trained, every single one steadfast in the truth, not supposing this, and not presuming that. Didn’t I show you! Eve presumed.
Brother Branham told the truth. The church presumes, daring to venture without authority. She walked in, down to the very nitty-gritty.
(15) …which is the head, even Christ.
The One that came down to start it; the cornerstone rejected has now become the head of the corner. In other words, there are two corners, one the flat cornerstone at the bottom and now the other one.
Now listen! That One there is the cornerstone. At the top it’s the Headstone. It was formerly the cornerstone at the base.
I criticized a certain fellow’s preaching in a certain fellow. “Well,” he said, “the man just wants to do what Brother Branham said take us back to Pentecost.”
I said, “Hold it, Paul never was at Pentecost.”
Oh you can say, gave me my boots and saddle and think you’re going off the range somewhere. Forget it. I want that Pillar of Fire there, brother/sister, and that will take me to Paul.
And he said, “It’s you that believe my gospel that are the ones that are going to be free at that day and that day especially one there.” That’s what he said; I’m going to stand with him. You… anybody can do what he wants.
Hey look; it’s okay by me. But not in this church, we got to go to the Word.
Now it said,
(16) From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
Listen! There never was one missed through seven Church Ages as far as God and His Bride is concerned. And at the end time there’s no miss. And at the opening of the Seals and the Seven Thunders which we’ve already had, say what you want, you’re wrong.
The only part of the Seventh Seal yet to come is the literal physical Appearing of Jesus Christ upon this earth in Revelation, chapter 19, they’ve been opened.
If the Seven Seals not open, then the book is not open. It never says he ripped off five, one two, three, four, five, six. It says, “He opened up the Seals,” so let’s get down to the nitty-gritty.
In “Revelation 10:1-7,” Brother Branham categorically says, “is the Seventh Seal.”
That’s for you and me when the angel upon earth, Listen! When that man upon earth, the Pillar of Fire, God in It came down opened the book to him gave him all the secrets, and now we’re in the Presence of the Tree of Life, because the One that knocked at the door is the Tree of Life.
He is the truth and because listen to me, headship and truth are one: Rhema/Logos. Do what you want with It.
(16) …every joint supplieth…
Seven Church ages and Brother Branham said, “The last thing that moves is the eye,” and he put the eye right in the head. Ha, ha. Then who’s he talking to? Head people: identifying with the head.
You say, “Brother Vayle, that’s presumptuous.” Don’t presumptuous me! Smarten up! Where’s the eye? In the head. Where’s the mouth? In the head. Where’s the ear? In the head. What came down? The Head.
Standing at the door and knocking. “Why, Lord, it’s… you know, Lord, You’re the Head, ha, ha, and I’m just the tail, so I just couldn’t come.”
“Well,” He said, “just stay inside and die.” Stupid is what stupid does. “He hath not given us a spirit of fear or insanity but of love and of courage and a sound mind.” [1 Timothy 1:7] Delusion days are over. It’s true.
(16) …edifying… itself in love.
What’s love? Same as worship. Why do you say that? Because many people are so messed up on worship, they don’t understand what it is all about.
We’re returning to the garden, headship, and communion; sons of God, the adoption, not a God that’s a far off, not something veiled in mystery but face to face. Right. Now he said,
 …but if you’re not seated there, you don’t have it.
You don’t get this, what the prophet brought, and the Word of God broken down to the people’s going to get you; can’t have it. You got to be predestinated to it, just like you were with what you got.
Now where did you get your blue eyes or brown eyes? Where did you get that… trouble in your back? Let’s ask; where did Cullen get his spinal bifida? His mother. Where did she get it? Somebody, father, mother, who knows?
Where did you get your propensity to be deaf in one ear? Trouble with one eye? Diabetes, heart? Where did you get it? Came on down. You represent… if your representation didn’t come down, seated on the mercy seat right down you won’t have it here.
 …if you’re not seated there, you don’t have it. And if you’re seated there, and don’t believe, and are afraid to move, you’ll never use it.
Now what’s he talking about? What are you and I going to use? Now just a minute, he’s talking up here about Elijah, talking here of you and me and himself, you and me and himself again.
And then he said, “But are you afraid to move and won’t use it.” Use what? There’s only one thing you can do and that is use your faith. But Brother Branham has a gift and the gift lies in the ministry of Elijah, so he said,
 But if you are seated there, you will use it, for you’re ordained to do what you do.
Now we’re ordained to believe. “As many as were ordained to eternal life, believed.” See if I can find that. Acts, maybe it’s 13, I can get mixed up on chapters pretty easy, okay.
Paul, the apostle came to the Gentiles with the command of God in Acts 13, and God said to him,
(47) For the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth. [He said, “You take my place and you’re going to do the job.”]
(48) And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believe [that hogwash].
Can you believe? Now listen! Let’s get the understanding of faith and get it down pat in the elect. Here’s a guy that comes on the scene and, of course, he does have miracles, he’s vindicated.
Look, I’m not going to lie about it because that’s true. Now maybe the miracles in majority have blown over and Paul gets up and preaches.
You say, “That’s right. That’s right.”
“What are you screaming about you stupid idiot? That’s right? Sheee. I wouldn’t have that. That guy’s crazy.”
They said, “You’re mad, Paul. Learning makes you mad. Hey, that light that blinded you, knocked you screwy. Man, you’re nuts.”
“I believe. Man, that’s for me. Hey.”
“Oh boy, are you crazy.” See what I’m talking about? It’s insanity for the world church and the fundamentalists and the Pentecostals to believe what we believe. It’s heresy.
They say, “Well, you and your prophet, that demeans Jesus, oh hallelujah, we need nothing but Jesus.”
And He goes, [Brother Vayle knocks on the pulpit.] “Who’s that?”
“Hogwash, you’re the devil.”
What about? I’m not being dramatic; I’m telling you the truth.
Now Brother Branham said, “If you’re ordained you’ll do it.” He said, “My representation has come down, generically, spiritually and physically. I am Elijah of this hour.”
“Ha, I knew it would go over his head. Always goes to the head. Yeah, those guys, you know as soon as God gives them a ministry, oh yeah, yeah, yeah, they get too big for their pants. Hee, hee, hee, hee.”
In other words, “he didn’t come to me.”
Come to you? I wouldn’t come to any of you guys, you ain’t nothing. I ain’t nothing either. So two nothing make double nothing.
It’s just as bad as the guy that went to work for the old Jew.
He said, “I got to learn a business. Do you mind if I work for you?”
“Well,” he said, “I can’t pay you.”
“Well,” he said, “it’s all right, I just want to learn.”
He said, “Good.” So he learned the business and about three, four weeks he came back and he said, “See, I think I know everything pretty good.”
He said, “I would maybe like a little pay.”
He said, “What did I give you last week?”
He said, “Nothing.”
He said, “This week your wages are double.”
So nothing and nothing makes nothing. Why should I go to you? Why should you go to me? Stupid! Eve was the pawn; we are the pawns.
What can two pawns do when they’re both sold into captivity and neither one has the key to the door? You got two choices. You go to God or the devil. I prefer to think I’m going to God, and I’ve seen the vindication, I am.
Now listen! In paragraph 70 on page 17. How many minutes we got to go? Twenty? I’m tired. How about you? Okay, listen.
 Pharaoh, on the other side, [the other genealogical chart where Cain is, and there’s no chart in heaven] …Pharaoh, on the other side, was raised up for this purpose the Bible said, to be Pharaoh.
“I was raised up to be Elijah,” said William Branham, “as Moses was raised up to be Moses, and Pharaoh was raised up to be Pharaoh; at the exact time.” Now you can take it or leave it. Now they all leave it because you see they spiritualize this.
Let me show you something over here in this beautiful chapter of the 9th of Romans and it says here,
(11) (For the children not [being] yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election [may] stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;)
(12) It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger.
(13) As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.
And the women preachers especially love to make a type out of this. Why? I don’t know because they are so God forsaken, they were never called to preach in the first place. They’ll outdo a man a million times on crap and corruption.
They will make this your two natures. How stupid! But they’ll do it. You say why? I’ve read it.
They will not believe the Word. And the woman’s in the greater danger. Woman carrying on right now where her husband left off, he was mental. She writes these little pamphlets. We got some.
She doesn’t know she’s full of horseback. She ought to keep her nose out of where it doesn’t belong. But she’s not going to do it. You can’t tell her anything.
I’m not against women. You know I’m not against women. I treat every one of you. If your husband’s treat you wrong I stand for you instantaneously.
Many a man writes me, phones me, “Brother Vayle, I’m glad you talked the way you did. I got a good marriage now. My marriage was folding up.”
I’m not against women. But don’t pull this stuff on me; I’m not stupid. Take your place where you belong. And a knife is equal to a fork anytime. Women will return to where their position was which is equality.
And Brother Branham even said something about a fact that “God giving a woman greater grace and a greater position than even a male if she kept what she had.”
Women jumping into bed quicker, even with a stranger, than get their housework done on a Monday morning signifies what the church is doing with corrupt dogma and the corruption of Satan’s ministers. You can’t bring forth children unto God, my brother, my sister, with the wrong sperm.
Here it is:
(14) What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid.
The righteous God and every judgment correct said, “I hate Esau, I love Jacob.”
“Well, I don’t want to serve that kind of a God.”
Who cares? It ends it right there. You’re out.
(15) For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will [compassionate] whom I will [compassionate].
(16) So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that [shews] mercy.
(17) For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and my name might be declared throughout all the earth. [Has it been? Certainly.]
(18) Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth.
He Hardens. “Oh, I don’t like that.”
Why don’t you like it? There’s a good question, right? Why don’t you like it. “Well, it happens my taste and God’s taste differs.” I don’t doubt that one bit. Don’t doubt that one bit. There are those who love vomit because the tables are full of it.
I even gag when I see a little bird regurgitate to feed its young. I can’t stand pre-eaten, semi-digested food handed to me; I won’t take it. Not interested. That’s right. Every table full of vomit.
(19) Thou wilt then [say] to me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will? [Satan did and his gang.]
(20) Nay but, O man, who [are you to reply] against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?
(21) Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, [one to] dishonour?
(22) What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:
(23) …that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory, [All right.]
Now, Brother Branham said,
 …consider these great Truths that we are approaching. [He put his introduction plus a lot of material in, right along that line. He said,] Now we see that the church refused to accept God’s Word to rule over them, and accepted Barabbas instead.
Two things you’ll notice. Refuse God’s Word to rule, accepted a man instead. Now I realize Brother Branham was talking about the Rhema/Logos himself, the person of Jesus Christ, our Lord, but they only blackballed him because of what he said, not what he did.
And they took Barabbas in spite of what he did. I don’t know what the guy’s first name was but that might have been his surname, first name. Who knows? They took him instead.
 Now, if you want the Scripture on that, it’s Matthew 27:15 to 23.
And we could read it, then we’re going to quit here because I want to start at this point next time, either Wednesday which I don’t know that I’ll be here or not. Because when my week gets too tough I just can take only so many services and that’s the end of it.
(15) Now at [the] feast [of] the governor [there] was wont [In other words, was custom] to release unto the people a prisoner, whom they would.
(16) And [there] had [been] a notable prisoner, called Barabbas.
(17) Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said [to] them, Whom will [you] that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ?
(18) For he knew that for envy they delivered him.
(19) When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.
(20) [And] the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, [ask, you know, ask for Barabbas] and [they would] destroy Jesus.
(21) [And] the governor answered… Whether of the twain will [you] release? They said, Barabbas [of course].
(22) [And] Pilate [said], What shall I do then with Jesus which is called [the] Christ? They [said], [Crucify] him…
(23) …the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done?… they cried out the more, Let him be crucified.
Now you see just saying something didn’t bug the governor. But anybody can say something, he said, “What’s the guy done? Pin it on him. We have Barabbas; we pinned it on him. There’s nothing pinned on this guy. All he’s done is make a claim.”
And because of the claim they screamed the more. “Don’t you dare talk about any manifestation or anything done. We don’t like what He said. We’re going to kill Him.” Now if that isn’t Pentecostalism I’ll eat my shirt.
“Well, William Branham had a great ministry but God had to smear him across the road because you see he got too high and mighty.”
Because he made the tittering short-haired floozies what they were. Yeah, I could say something, I better not. What’s He done?
Well, they said, “It isn’t what He’s done, so shut-up and kill Him.”
(24) …Pilate saw that he could [not] prevail [he said, “Well, that’s what you want that’s what you got.”]
All right, we’ll start next time what we want to look at here. How they treated Jesus from the viewpoint of the non-elect to the elect. We won’t even need notes.
And I’m going to read you something and show you two thousand years ago and two thousand years now there’s been no difference for four thousand solid years. That’s all there is to it.
God hasn’t changed. The devil hasn’t changed. The way of the righteous haven’t changed. The way of the wicked haven’t changed. The Word of God hasn’t changed.
But the beautiful thing is the Word of God is constantly progressing to Its end of fulfillment and another beautiful thing is the word of the devil is constantly progressing to the word of it the end of its demise.
“Nothing outside this message shall live. Nothing outside this message has life in it.”
Other people have said that and they lied because they couldn’t prove it. The Pentecostals are saying it. The Baptists are saying it. The Methodist, every organized church is saying it, and it started with Rome.
But there’s only one Word got life; and that’s the life… that’s the Word of God. And at the end time there has to be a restoration and a people restored or there isn’t anybody going to make it.
The Word of God completely falls into the ground and God then must either be content with what He has which is not what He wanted, proving He’s not God or He’ll start over again, again proving.
He can’t handle it. Now that brings you to the Trinity. God the Father had a plan and He goofed it, and the Son came by and he said, “Well Father, I’ll help You out.”
How could Jesus have faith in somebody that couldn’t pull it off? There’s only one God, and He had a Son who was of His same essentiality and of His same mind so when He came on earth, he said, “He that has seen Me hath seen the Father. Don’t you understand it’s the Father in me doing the works?”
God in Christ creating; God in Christ redeeming; God in Christ bringing the dead out of the ground, bringing His message, all of these things. It’s God in Christ. And you know something? It’s that same little particle in us that makes a difference.
Let’s rise and be dismissed.
Heavenly Father, again we know by Your Word which the prophet brought us which is so soundly and beautifully from the Scripture, even to the extent of saying, “One word off is Satan’s kingdom.”
Proving it right down the line to the last iota, giving us the full confidence Lord, that if anyone of us be a part of that Word we don’t care where people drag It and what It is drag through It will never change, It will come forth because it’s Your planting.
It will come forth in that Resurrection. It is going to be there because You are faithful, all the way down the line from before the beginning of time we find Your marvelous continuity, Your consistency, Your Oneness, there’s no thought of duality or trinity.
There is One and Lord, You started as the prophet taught us bringing us right on down now into this end hour when we believe there’s going to come forth a body.
Well, we believe they came forth when You came forth Jesus. You brought them out, and now there’s coming another time they’ll come out, go to the Wedding Supper and all come back.
It just seems like a dream but in the meantime it’s so wonderful that we can preach these things and know them and we have a joy and a fellowship in them on the grounds that we know they’re right and can say with the prophet, “If we’re not Bride there’s a Bride out there somewhere.”
And I know there is, and by grace this morning we all count ourselves a part, even to the extent the sweet spirit of Christ among us bringing that love from the Word in abundance out until that sweet spirit is here, and the sick amongst us are healed. Lord, we look for that.
We know Father, that it’s in part we’ve seen it and we’re looking for more of It and we’re very glad Lord, for this testimony we have that Thou art God, and we believe You’re in the midst of Your people as a part of that we believe You’re here.
Not in excess of any place else Lord, we don’t believe that for one minute, but Lord, we believe we’re a part of It. Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be all power, honor, and glory through Jesus Christ our living Savior. Amen.
‘Take the Name of Jesus with you.’