Identification #10

Pertinency Of Seed; Placement Of Borned Ones; Need For Rebirth
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Shall we pray.

Heavenly Father, we thank You for Your Presence tonight, Lord. We glory in the fact that You have come to us, Father. We did not even know You were coming, we didn’t realize, we didn’t understand the Scriptures of prophecy, we didn’t know the hour. We realize that people guessed at it, and many people had thoughts which were fairly good, as far as human reasoning is concerned, but they did not know for sure until You sent a prophet to vindicate Your Word for us, to let us know this was the hour that such a Word was coming to pass, even, Lord, as we saw in Matthew 4 and Matthew 12, how the ministry of the Son of man would return to this Earth again, the very prophecy of Luke 17:30 being fulfilled.

And we realize, Father, that, that is only because You sent a prophet and showed us the way. We had a light leading to the Light even as John the Baptist was a light leading to the Light, and we thank You for that, that we can honestly say that Bible days are here again in the sense of that great ministry that You had given to Your Son and You, Yourself, being in it and indwelling him to that extent. Once more we’ve seen that ministry and seen the glory of God.

And so, Father, tonight may we are very solemn in our thinking and very happy to know that we have a true Word, a true revelation, and we can walk in that light, and in that light, Lord, there is no darkness, there’s no veil, there’s no shadow of turning. It is all truth, absolutely the truth, because You are the truth and the way and the life and we appreciate that. So, may we give You honor and glory tonight as we study and may the honor and glory be true from our hearts, Lord, and may our hearts be one with Yours. In Jesus’ Name we pray. Amen.

You may be seated.

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Now we’re continuing tonight in the message of Brother Branham’s on “Identification,” and, of course, we understand very thoroughly that this is a subject wherein he is dealing with the identification of the believer and, in some respects the unbeliever, according to the Word of God.

So, in studying this message, one does not need to read very many pages before one realizes that Brother Branham actually is referring to the second parable mystery, (which the parables are mysteries and they are called mysteries in the bible) the parable mystery of Matthew 13, verses 24-30 and 36-43, wherein Jesus defines the whole, so-called human race as being one lump of humanity formed from two sources, who are physically indistinguishable—at least at this time even more so than at any time in history.

And their two origins are known only to God. Only God knows the difference. Nobody else knows: “the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, the Lord knoweth them which are His.” [2 Timothy 2:19a] And God will forever separate them at the great White Throne judgment where the true seed of God goes on to the New Heavens and Earth, and the seed of the devil, the enemy, goes to eternal, or eventual annihilation.

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So, we can go to the Book of Matthew, and what we’re doing is repeating a lot of what we’ve already said, but trying to get a clearer emphasis upon it and continue as rapidly as we can. So, in Matthew, the 13th chapter and reading verses 24-30:

Matthew 13:24

(24) Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:

Now you’ll notice in the kingdom of heaven here, and the kingdom of earth, most students will tell you that, positively, they, actually they’re indistinguishable. But to me, this Scripture here, when he talks the kingdom of heaven, It let’s you know that God Himself is absolutely concerned about this and revealing to us what goes beyond the earth, because this takes you right to the end where there will be no earth left and nothing there. So it goes right to annihilation.

So, we can keep that in mind and look at this, not as merely the kingdom of earth, the kingdom which is of God on earth, but we’re looking at that which is over and above all, so you can see a beginning, and you can see an ending.

Matthew 13:24-30

(24) …The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:

(25) But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

(26) [And] when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.

(27) So the servants of the householder came and said, Sir, didst [thou not] sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?

(28) [And] he said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then we go and gather them up?

(29) [And] he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up the wheat with them.

(30) Let [them] both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather together first the tares, and bind them in bundles [and] burn them: but gather the wheat into [the garner, or into the] barn.

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Now you’ll notice in there, if you know anything much about, and I’m sure we all do, we know quite a bit about gardening. And when it comes to gardening, you plant your plants that are good, and there are certain plants that grow up and you call them weeds.

And a lot of them have a deep taproot. They grow way down. A lot have a fibrous root; they spread way out, but they’re a nuisance. Now, what they’re doing is: they’re taking the nourishment out of the soil. They’re taking the moisture out of the soil, and they’re crowding out the wheat. And they’re actually a detriment to the crop that you planted. They cause problems.

But I have a friend, who I used to know many years ago, and I’ve known over the time, and he has an organic farm in Pennsylvania. And I would marvel at him how that he would put the good fish oil and the good products on his soil to have good food there, organically grown food, and you could see these weeds nourished. Man alive, I never saw weeds in my life that had so many seeds! They were luxurious—absolutely fantastic.

And I thought, “Now, that’s kind of stupid. He doesn’t pull ’em up. He doesn’t bother. It wasn’t worth his while.” Now, that’s what the Bible said: “The rain falls on the just and the unjust.” And the weeds can rejoice in the goodness of God in nature and the goodness of God in His Kingdom.

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Now this is the kingdom of heaven we’re talking about. And its a mixed bag. You’ve got wicked seed; you’ve got good seed. And God is over it all, and its all His Kingdom. And so, you can’t say to Him, like these servants said, “Now, why don’t you tear up these weeds and get them out of the way?

And, if you get them out of the way, the wheat is going to flourish that much better.” “No, it doesn’t work that way.” He says, “Let them both come to the harvest.

And so, I see these weeds in there. And you can tell that, with no time at all, they’d beat the stuffing out of the wheat and out of the vegetables when it came to harvest, because, ooh, they just exploded in seed. They were just all over the place, and they’re growth was phenomenal. Now, that’s what David saw, the wicked spreading—spreading like the great green bay tree. He couldn’t understand how they seem to have everything fall in their laps.

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And so, anyway, we go to the next portion here, and we start at verse 36 to 43 to get the revelation.

Matthew 13:36-38

(36) Then [when] Jesus sent the multitude away… [the disciples say,] Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.

(37) [And] he answered and said, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;

(38) The field is the world…

Now remember; the Son of man, he’s referring to himself there now. But remember; he goes way back to being the First-begotten of God and, through him, God creating all things. And also, you’ve got the understanding: Son of man refers to a prophet, too. So, you really got Word involved here and creative Word and whatever Word there else is there, predictive, and so on. And he answered:

Matthew 13:38

(38) [And] the field is the world; [and] the good seed are the children of the kingdom; [and] the tares are the children of the wicked one;

 

Well now, if the good seed are the children of the Kingdom, then they’ve got to have some kind of a father, because you don’t say, “Well, these are children of the kingdom” without having a king. There wouldn’t be a kingdom without a king. So, these are the children of the King.

Matthew 13:38-43

(38) …[and] the tares are the children of the wicked one; [And who’s the wicked one? Well, there’s only one great personage outside of God and that’s the devil. Now we’re not talking about Jesus; we’re talking about creation.]

(39) The enemy… [Now, here he tells you the truth.] The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; the reapers are the angels.

(40) As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.

(41) [And] the Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of [the] kingdom…things that offend, and them which do iniquity;

(42) And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: [and there’ll] be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

(43) Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father.

Now you’ve got the Kingdom entirely divested of every plant the heavenly Father hath not planted. And he’s talking about people, people. You’ve got to understand this: these are people. See?

Matthew 13:43

(43) Who hath [an ear] to hear, let him hear.

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Now there’s no doubt at that time their ears to hear were fine, but they weren’t in tune for the end-time message. And even the day of Paul, who understood this very thoroughly, John the Revelator had the revelation, they understood, but they merely gave it to the people in the form of that hour which was the sowing more than reaping.

But we at the end time know the mystery because, as men of authority, political, historians, will tell you, if you don’t understand history, you don’t understand the present. You’ve got to look back, and as you look back, you see everything coming up, coming up, and you’ve got a pattern.

Well now, we’re the only ones that can look back at the time of the harvest. And so, we have a tremendous revelation of this subject. Its no longer in doubt. There’s no longer any misunderstanding or miscuing, wrong interpretations. We have “THUS SAITH THE LORD,” because this is the hour of the reaping according to a vindicated prophet, which we know to be Brother Branham.

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Alright now, the question now rises: Who are these seed according to the Scripture? And are they identified as to their source, and from whence they came? How do they come into being? Now, its told here. Jesus tells it. But, let’s go over to 1 John 5 [Brother Vayle means 1 John 3] and hear what John has to say, who also was a scribe when he wrote the Book of Revelations. So in 1 John 5… uh, let’s see, maybe not 5; 1 John 3. So in 1 John 3 and beginning with verse 8:

1 John 3:8

(08) He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning.

Now for this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. Now, when you talk about the works of the devil, and you talk about the destruction of seed, you’re getting right to the place where you understand Jesus said, and John confirms it, “This is the work of the devil.” The work of the devil is a mixed people, humanity. Now:

1 John 3:9

(09) Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin…

And we know what sin is: sin is unbelief. So now nobody would know that except for a prophet like William Branham because you could have a hundred ideas of what this is all about when It says here that “Whosever is born of God doth not commit sin;” and you get to where the Nazarenes were and some Methodists who have kidded themselves, that they’re sanctified, holy, the root of sin is taken out, and now, they never sin.

Well, that’s the biggest sin they ever sinned when they said they don’t sin because, now, they have crucified Jesus Christ the second time, and not only have crucified him, they’ve killed him—dead, dead, dead—with no resurrection, because they don’t need the intercessor to keep them in. So, they killed Him off. See?

That’s your Nazarenes and your Methodists—Free Methodists. And remember; Luther never preached that kind of garbage. I’ve read Luther. I can’t find one place where he had eradication. There’s no way. Brother Branham was right, “You sin a thousand times a day, backslide a thousand times a day.”

And, if it weren’t for Jesus, through the sacred Blood, the high priest office, we wouldn’t have access to God. We need that now at this time. Later on we simply worship around the throne glorifying God with Him. But at this time you better have an intercessor as high priest.

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So, what is it; what is sin? Unbelief. Sin entered, and death by sin. What was it? She didn’t believe; Adam turned on It. So, its gone. You’ve got sinners right there.

1 John 3:9

(09) [Now, watch.] …for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

Now the question will be, then: when did that birth take place, or when will it take place (if we haven’t got it now) to get to the place (if these people are right) that you can come to the place where you won’t sin? Now sin to them is what Brother Branham called “attributes of sin.” Smoking, drinking, having a great time in the filth in the world.

You see, why I’m saying this is to keep you well aware of how we differ so conclusively from everybody else. And I’m not talking about this church. I’m talking about the doctrine that Brother Branham gave, which was vindicated by God. And we are a part of it.

1 John 3:10

(10) In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God…

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Now the interpolation in there is “neither he that loveth not his brother…” and so on. Forget that. That’s an interpolation. That’s something that is extraneous in the sense that is not a part of the individual, specifically and essentially, as to his essentiality of seed of God. Its just how he acts. You follow me? Sure. A tiger acts a certain way, but, essentially, he is tiger-life. Right? Then there’s a life of God, period, and it acts a certain way.

But don’t get mixed up in the acting because, at the end time, the two spirits are so close that you might find one outshining the other as far as actions are concerned. So, you’ve got to have something else in there. And remember; the seed of God does not have unbelief. But the seed of the devil has unbelief; see, liar from the beginning.

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