Trees, Books, And Fountains #03
Shall we pray.
Heavenly Father, we pray that You will give us the ability of quietness in our hearts and our minds as we study and talk about Your Word, Lord. Because, we know that this has nothing to do with our thinking or our emotions or our desires. But it is “THUS SAITH THE LORD,” and it is written for us. And in this hour, with the Scripture completely open we can know things we have not known previously, or to know them as we have not known them, just having known them casually, but can know them now in the fullness.
And we pray that will be our portion as You help us today, because we know the Book has been opened, the Word of God revealed to us. And now we’re slipping right into eternity. The Word will be fulfilled; and then, we’ll be in that place, Lord, where Adam was, but far greater… just the constant moving of the Holy Spirit, and all the universe is in complete harmony with its great Creator.
So, Father, we love this Word today, and we pray that we’ll love it even more, and respect it, honor it, and live it. In Jesus’ Name we pray. Amen.
You may be seated.
Now we’re looking at the subject of the books in the Bible. And you’ll remember that last night I mentioned about at least sixteen books that are mentioned in the Bible. And, of course, we believe that some of those books mentioned are in combined form, so that it’s not necessary to believe that there are actually a certain number of books; such as, Brother Branham really threw a bomb at us when he said, “The Book of Life and the Lamb’s Book of Life was one and the same book.”
But actually many people had thought it was two books, because they saw a name could be taken out of the Book of Life. And they were very puzzled about the fact that, “How could that be when there is a security granted the believer?” But he showed us how it was, and we talked a bit about it last night. And so, it is quite possible that some of the books (as we bring them up) may be a part of each other, but no matter what, they all have a relationship to each other.
So, then, in the first message on books, we looked (as I said) at the Book of Life. And we looked at it through Adam’s lineage, which life would have of necessity be called ‘Lamb Life’ as it was seen in Genesis 1:26-29, and then, explained further in Genesis 5:1-2 wherein we saw that Adam was truly a son of God. He was a spirit-being, which included Eve. And there we saw, then, that Eve was at that time in the original creation.
And so, therefore, there would be no way there could be any fall whatsoever. At the same time, then, we saw how it was that Mary could be accepted, as a woman, as part of the lineage and actually, then, trace Christ right back to Adam which went right back to God. That’s why Jesus is called the second man or the last Adam.
What we saw, then, was the original son of God in Genesis 1:26-29, which would be Lamb-Life. But then, we saw, going to the Book of Life, as seen in Genesis 2:7 where they received human bodies and became part of the human race, where God and man came together in a form which would be repeated, but in a greater measure, as God became incarnate in Jesus the Christ, who was born to Mary.
Now, at the same time of Genesis 2:7, when we would be entering into a Book of Life stemming from the Lamb’s Book of Life, we see the mingling of the seed of the beast and the seed of humanity, which would make it possible for names to be removed from the Book of Life, as, no doubt, Judas’ name was there, Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, Ahab, and multitudes of people whose genes were not the genes of God, though they were called human beings and literally attributed to Adam, I beg your pardon, Abraham, who could go all the way back to Adam; and then, of course, was instantly known as the son of God.
So, in John 8:37 we read:
(37) I know that ye are Abraham’s seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.
Now, that’s telling them flat and plain, that they’re like Ishmael. They don’t have the right combination. (See?) They don’t come from Sarah, spiritually, which is New Jerusalem, Zion, but they come from the physical, which is the earthly Jerusalem, which in the Bible is called Sodom.
So, here they were, the lowest of the dregs of humanity, prating about their sonship to God, literally attempting to, and were successful in betraying and killing the Messiah.
(38) I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.
(39) They answered and said, [Abraham is our] father.
Now, notice; Jesus said, “You’re Abraham’s seed,” and they come right back, and they said, “Boy, are you lying about Abraham and our connection. If we’re Abraham’s seed, that’s it, that’s final, that’s all there is to it.”
But, as Paul said, “All of Israel is not Israel.” They’ve got to be born of the Will of God, not the will of man. And Abraham had his will and his foolish wife’s will. She was foolish at that time when she got him to take Hagar, and going through a mock birth that would make her a mother. That’s the stupidest thing I ever heard.
That’s like I said last night, when you adopt somebody and say, “Well, that’s my son out of my loins.” You’ve got to be nuts! That’s simply an adopted child out of somebody else’s loins. What are you talking about? You know, so much for smartness of people.
(40) But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.
(41) Ye do the deeds of your father…
Now, who was their father? You say, “The devil.” No, Cain. The devil couldn’t sire a child by a woman or anything else. It’s impossible. He’s spirit, see. Now, of course, we’re going to link it up to the devil. Don’t worry.
(41) …Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication;… [Now, let’s face it: Abraham, in having Hagar, was not fornicating. Polygamy was legitimate. And he took her. Where was the fornication? With Eve! They understood serpent seed, for they said:]
(41) …We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.
They knew the genealogy. Why, that back-sliden bunch of heathens, pretending to be Christians…
You say, “Christians?”
Yes, because Messiah means Christ. They were looking for Messiah, so they’re Christians. That bunch of heathens pretending to be Christians, they knew what this bunch of people don’t know today.
And boy, are we a cult, because we understand serpent seed! How in the world could God abominate a son? They’ve got… Look, wisdom is justified of her children.
(42) Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceed forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.
Now you’ve got a pretty strong statement there. He’s not just talking, now, about something that happened with the virgin Mary. He’s talking about an actual pre-existence , as he claims in John 17, that the prophet said absolutely, absolutely correct. He didn’t bypass his theophonic form, and therefore, he knew the glory and the things of Almighty God. We, having done so, don’t know those things, but we’re going to know them. And we’ll know them in a glorified body.
(43) Why do ye not understand my speech? because ye cannot hear my word. [No understanding, see.]
(44) Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer…
Now, you show me one place where the devil killed anybody. You can’t do it. No siree. He never killed, didn’t give life, or anything else. He’s a liar, and he’s a murderer by reason of his son, Cain, starting the devil’s own race.
Now, what did the devil want in the beginning? He said, “I’m going to have worship. I’m going to push God off the throne, and I’m going to have worship. Yes, I will have worship!” What has the devil always wanted? Worship. What will he get before it’s all over? Worship. Now, make up your mind. Alpha is Omega. The devil gets what he sets out to do. And God gets what He sets out to do. So, God destroys the whore church, the harlot complex.
(44) …He was a murderer [Cain was the murderer.] and abode not in the truth, [The devil didn’t; Cain didn’t.] because there is no truth in him.
Truth, then, is something which you must have come into creation with. Huh? Absolutely. If you didn’t have it here, it can never come out there and mean anything here. And, remember; ‘truth’ is the Word of God truly revealed. And Jesus said, “There’s no place in you for the Word. My Word is truth, and my Word is spirit and life.” So, there was no gene there. You see how correct the prophet taught us.
(44) …. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
What is a lie? It is a statement concerning something, and the statement is an error. It’s a lie. It is a contrivance to mislead people concerning what is now being spoken of, pointed to, or discussed. The devil creates nothing. He has no authority or power; so therefore, he’s a liar. So, everything he has ever done is a lie. And the people will believe the lie of the liar. Right.
(45) And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.
There’s no truth in them to receive truth; there’s no understanding. They are of their father, the devil. So, all they can do is believe a lie. That’s a tough one.
You say, “I’ve got such lovely friends out there, Brother Vayle.”
Like, we were over there in Norway, and this fellow said he believed the Message. And his wife was running around in slacks, and she had cut her hair, because she said she couldn’t lift her arms up.
“Oh,” he said, “We should get someone to brush her hair.”
And then, she said, “Well, Sister Vayle, don’t you dare tell me that all these lovely Pentecostal folks that I know, are going to miss it.”
If they don’t believe the truth, they miss it! Look, shut up or believe the Word of God. Get out of here!
I’m not a rabble-rouser. And I just prayed for the Lord to keep me calm, but there’s no way He’s going to keep me calm. See, I wasn’t made to be calm. So, why in the world should I ask God to make me calm? Only for your sake. Oh, I get pretty excited about this, because I’m trying to believe God with all my heart and soul and go right along with God in His attitudes and His understanding, what He meant when He said this Word.
I don’t care about my actions at this point, brother/sister. I’m not interested, because my actions mean nothing, unless I am in this Word. And, if I’m not in this Word, no matter what my actions are, they are condemned by God, for “By grace are you saved through faith; not of works, lest any man should boast.” If it’s works, it’s no longer faith and grace. If it’s grace and faith, it’s no longer works, but the Word of God.
Now there will be a participating, active faith come out of my passive faith. That is true. For, once being a liar, no longer lying; once being a thief, no longer thieving; once being an abominator, no longer abominating. (See?)
(45) And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. [Listen: then, “Because I tell you the truth, you believe me not.” Then, if he had told a lie, they would have believed him. Absolutely.]
(46) Which of you convinceth me of sin? [“Which of you can confute one word that I’m saying?” That’s what he says.] And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?
(47) He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because you are not of God.
If there was such a thing today as somebody absolutely vindicated through the Scripture itself to bring what is truth, they would have to turn him down! And those who received him would have the only evidence there is that they are predestinated children of God. Because, you don’t become a child of God. No way. You are, or you aren’t. “Because you are sons, God sends forth His Spirit into your hearts.” You don’t become a son of God by being baptized with the Holy Ghost; you become identified. There’s a big difference. All right.
These did not have the genes of God. Such are they also in Matthew 7, who are false prophets, and those who follow them.
(15) Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing,… [They look exactly like Christians. They talk like Christians. They do the work of Christians. Absolutely, these are angels of light who are ordained to have every surface characteristic, but there’s something wrong inside.] they are ravening wolves.
Everything that looks exactly like God-sent people. They have one intent and purpose, and that is: to take you from God. Therefore, they are of the devil no matter what they manifest. Now people say they believe this Message. And I get their tapes now and then, and I hear preaching. And I know what is going on. And somebody is crazy, and I don’t believe that I am.
The majority of people that name the name of Christ do not depart from iniquity, though they’re commanded. And the majority of people that name the name of William Branham have no concept of what he said, and what I am teaching this morning; no way.
(16) Ye shall know them by their fruits. [Now, watch:] Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
Now you talk about a mixed metaphor or heaven-knows-what here, so even so… Now, because he starts talking about animals, hypocrites, pretenders, with every outside evidence to make you believe what’s on the inside is the starting point of all that’s on the outside. Now he says, “We’re going to switch from animals to trees.”
Well, I don’t mind that. In the Garden of Eden there was Adam and Eve, there was the Tree of Life, the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. And suddenly, we have an animal who is actually the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. So, I don’t mind it; I’m looking at something, here.
Now, what did that Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil produce? A false prophet! Right? A beast! Who are the sheep? Adam and Eve. Who is the wolf? The beast. What was he? A false prophet. And he swung them away from God. Now it didn’t make them any less children of God. It just made them fallen children of God. Now, he said:
(17) Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit…
If the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil brought forth an evil fruit, proving it was a false prophet and of the devil, then what did the good tree bring forth? The unadulterated, perfect revealed Will of God! And a true prophet did it. And, as Brother Branham said, “God always has been His own prophet!” Sure He has! He just used mouthpieces.
(18) A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit…
Jesus is the good tree! He is that Tree of Life in this particular segment, looking down to the New Jerusalem. Now we’re using symbology, talking about trees. Good tree can’t bring forth evil fruit. God cannot give us a false word, a misinterpretation. Then, if God’s got a prophet… If that’s really God’s prophet, (He said he was.) he cannot change, distort one solitary word by one jot or by one tittle. Let’s understand it.
(18) …neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
There is no way that anybody, outside of the truly ordained of Almighty God and predestinated to that place, can bring forth a true uncorrupted Word.
(19) Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
These are the trees in contradistinction to the chaff. That’s right. The chaff are the people; trees are the leaders, head and shoulder above the mob.
(20) Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
So, there must be something, somebody whereby God produces the Word. Now, listen; this is for this day. He starts here in the Alpha. And this starts in the first Church Age, and it goes on to verse 21.
(21) Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the Kingdom of heaven: but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
(22) Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
(23) And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Now He’s talking here about people who are outwardly compatible and one with the manifestation of the Word, but they’re off the Word. Now this is a stinger and a stinker; I can tell you, right now. Because this is going to confuse every single person, unless that person absolutely and positively has a germ of God, (he has something in there to receive the truth) because this is the most deceiving thing you ever heard of.
And this is exactly what Peter said on the day of Pentecost, when he spoke of Joel and the time of the end before the Tribulation, what he categorically said: “And I’ll pour my Spirit upon your sons and your daughters, and upon my sons and my daughters. And they’ll all be prophesying. They’ll all be doing the works of God, just before the Great Tribulation.”
“Now then, how are you going to know?”
There’s going to have to be a vindication. And we know that vindication takes place in the Book of Mark.
All right, listen: false prophets, religious people.
Let’s go over here to Exodus 32:32, where the people have just come out of Egypt, going into Canaan land, preparatory, under the mighty, fabulous, fantastic… How can you describe what God has done through His prophet? But, because they’re the same bunch the Pharisees are, the mixed multitude, they merely see the works of God, and they haven’t got a clue to what it’s all about and what God is doing. So, what do they do, having entered into and becoming a part of a supernatural ministry before entrance in the Exodus? They turn to idolatry!
You say, “Brother Vayle, that won’t happen.”
Now you’ve got to be kidding. In this age they turn to worship Satan himself. Now, let’s get the picture straight.
(31) And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold.
Rich, increased in goods, and don’t lack a thing.
“We’ve got all the money. Don’t need a nickel. We’ve got the people, bless God. And have we got the money? You bet we’ve got the money. We’re the great moral majority. We’re the great Pentecostals. Listen: we can swing nations. You watch our thunder and see our smoke. You bet we can do something!”
That’s just what they were, back there. Why, when these people went out before God and God with them, the wheels of Pharaoh’s chariots dragged and fell off. They saw tremendous things, yet they went straight into idolatry in the lull of when Moses went to see God for the Word. All it takes is a little lull.
(32) [Moses said] Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin–; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou has written.
(33) And the LORD said unto Moses, whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book.
Now, He said, “Moses, you’re asking for something you’ve got no business asking for.”
“Now, Lord, hey! I never went down into Egypt and asked for Pharaoh. But these are my people.”
God said, “Are they? I’ve got news for you: they’re my people. They claim they’re my children. Do my children go into idolatry? I will blot their names out.”
Now, how much good is it going to do you people to pray for people and especially when some of you think I’m terribly hard on people? You had better be glad I’m not Moses. Because, I wouldn’t be smiting the Rock twice. I’d be smiting people, opening skulls, without a doubt. You wouldn’t want me to do that.
Listen. Don’t play God for some patsy, when His Word said, “Moses, I’m going to tell you something: I listened to you about your sister, Miriam. I listened, but I’m not listening to you. This is something you have nothing to do with. You had better be content you’ve got a couple guys like Joshua and Caleb and some kids under twenty, because I’m going to blot them all out.”
I ask you a question: did He do it? False prophets… religious people.
Indeed, since animals’ names are not recorded in books, and the human race is not animals… And since the human race is inundated (It’s flooded.) by the beast-genes, we find there are men who are called ‘brute beasts’ with no record of them in the Book of Life, at the White Throne, but they are spoken of as concerning their presence amongst all those that are called ‘mankind’, and especially the Bride, as a sum total of those who possess souls and can reason and speak.
So, we’re looking at mankind as reasoning, upright, speaking people. And the brute-beast is among us.
We go over to Jude 1:10. And we’re not going to get finished this morning. It’s too bad, but we’ve just got to keep moving. Now, Jude says in verse 4:
(04) For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, [that they would creep in and be what Jesus has said already about them.] ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
Now these men are not lascivious as you think they are. This is a term, ‘lascivious’, as pertaining to fornication and adultery, as those who have sinned against God and departed from the Word, thereby, going into idolatry and, thereby, being called fornicators, or ‘lascivious’.
(05) I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.
Then, right on down, verse 8:
(08) Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.
(09) Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.
(10) But these speak evil of those things which they know not: [They don’t know the first thing about serpent-seed, about pre-existence, of these books we’re talking about. Listen.] but .. they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.
They are corrupted (nice people!) becoming lascivious in the sight of God by using their reasoning from what they observe. In other words the cry today amongst the fundamentalists as regarding the school system is: they are making our children ‘humanists’! The very people that cry out against sin in the camp are themselves sinning. Like poor Brother Moore, who said, “God, send a prophet; God send a prophet. Oh God, send a prophet!”
God says, “Hallelujah! I’m going to send you a prophet.”
Here trots along Brother Branham. Brother Branham sits right down and eats. They shake hands and walk out.
“Ohhh, God! Send a prophet.”
“Oh, God! Save our children from humanism. Oh, that’s the devil.”
One time they had to eulogize William Branham. Now they’re saying every dirty, rotten, cutting thing about him. I love it; because, if they weren’t doing that, I knew I’d be looking at the wrong man. Because the man and the message is one. And you can’t crucify the messenger without crucifying the message. And the only reason you crucify a messenger is because you want to crucify the message. So, that’s simple as A-B-C. And that’s not human reasoning; that’s the Word of God.
(10) …in those things they corrupt themselves.
(11) Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain [Cain? Not murdering, but the evil thing, which is worshipping God apart from a direct commandment which has been vindicated.] … ran greedily after the error of Balaam [prophesy to make themselves famous and to have a name. In other words, they use God for them-selves. But they claim they are being used of God for God, and they are liars.] and [perish] in the gainsaying of Core [coming against the anointed prophet].
(12) These are spots… [at your communion table].
They’re the ones that leave in worse shape every time they come and take communion. Oh, they don’t wash feet, most of them don’t. They say, “Well, that’s just a little thing in the east. We don’t need it over here.” Well, bully for them.
(12) …clouds they are without water, carried about of winds… [Remember, the Bride in Ephesians 4 cannot be carried about by windy doctrines. Not weighty doctrines; windy doctrines. The wind of God is the Holy Ghost. You don’t call that ‘windy’. Unh–unh. no. It had a sound like wind; that’s all.]… trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, [even worse] twice dead, plucked up by the roots;
(13) Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame…
(14) And [it was prophesied by] Enoch [that at this time ] the Lord [would] come [back to earth] with all His saints [and destroy the destroyer.]
Look at what it says in 2 Peter about these brute beasts. Watch:
(01) But there were false prophets also among the people [in the Exodus], even [in this exodus, at the end time, because this is concerning the Second Coming of Christ] as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying [or saying no to] the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
These people, here, are speaking even more out of turn than those prophets who are properly anointed, as far as the anointing is concerned, but have no Word, because they just go to the Bible and the Greek, and they say, “Well, bless God, I can read the Book. This is what It says.”
They absolutely don’t even have anything at all to commend them, but they’ll talk and be believed by people.
(02) And many shall [believe] their pernicious ways [pernicious anemia]; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. [Being done right now.]
(03) And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not. [That can only be 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10: “When the Lord shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels and flames of fire,” bringing a pronouncement of judgment.]
(04) For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell… [and so on. Overthrew Sodom and Gomorrha.]
Now, watch (I just can’t take time.) in verse 12.
(12) But these, as natural brute beasts…
Natural animals, without reason. They haven’t got the power, now, to put two and two together. They can’t say, “What is that all about? For heaven’s sake, William Branham, tell us something. Who are you, anyway? What are you all about?”
Herod, a second Judas, at least had the courtesy to say to Jesus, “What are you all about? Who are you, anyway?”
He said, “Well, you wouldn’t know if I told you.” There you are. They can’t do it.
(12) …speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;
(13) And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness…
What’s the reward of unrighteousness? That’s what Cain got. A mark… marked as one of the antichrist bunch. When God comes down here to mark you and me… And there’s no marking. Believe you me, there isn’t any marking on the forehead or any place else, unless that seed is in there.
Because, you’ve got to have truth to receive truth. You’ve got to be from God, Who is Word, to receive God the Word. No two ways about it; I don’t care what anybody says. That’s the Bible. I just read It in John 8. We can’t fool with the Bible. They received the mark of the Beast.
2 Peter 2:13-14
(13) …as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you;
(14) Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin…
Now this is not just the Bakkers and the Swaggarts and a few of those crumb-bums, sleaze-bags. He’s not talking about guys like the fellow who went to Florida (you know), Jones. Maybe some of you know him, no doubt. Not talking about those guys. He’s talking about the mess of ‘spiritual’ fornication, which we won’t have time, likely, to talk about this morning as we go into the Book of Cursing. (See?)
(14) …beguiling unstable souls [those who can’t make their minds up].
Here’s this man, William Branham, coming in the name of the Lord with “THUS SAITH THE LORD”… the actual ear-marks of a prophet. And, if God allows this man, under the devil, to use His Name, and the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and back up his prophecy, which is given only to those that you’re supposed to listen to, then the Kingdom of God is shot! There’s something wrong somewhere.
Now, remember; when Jesus rebuked the devil, he did it with one thing: just the Word. That’s what we’re looking at: unstable souls; they beguile. People that can’t make their mind up. We’ve got them in this Message all over the place.
They can’t believe the Seven Seals are opened. They cannot believe the thunders have thundered. They’re still waiting for the Seventh Seal to open. And they don’t realize that the Seventh Seal, which consists of the literal second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ also consists of the Appearing!
Certainly, the last part hasn’t come! Certainly, it can’t come, until there’s a resurrection. They no more understand the Word of God the prophet preached than nothing, but they’ll tell you… And I don’t mind being condemned by my best friends, anymore. I like it; makes me very unique.
They stand there and even hug you and love you; stick any number of knives in your ribs as though you didn’t find out and know it. Yeah, how peculiar.
2 Peter 2:15
(15) Which have forsaken the right way…
Cursed children. Who was cursed? Cain was. Adam wasn’t cursed; Eve wasn’t cursed. No way, shape and form, they were not cursed. They received results from a cursed earth, and from sin. But they themselves were not cursed. How can God curse His Own? Balaam said, “How can I curse what God hasn’t cursed?”
He said, “Shut up, Balak, and sit down!”
Can’t do it. And he didn’t do it.
“Forsaken the right way…” How can you forsake the right way, if you don’t have the right way to begin with?
You say, “Well, I don’t spend any more money.”
You can’t say that, unless you had money to spend in the first place, see.
“I don’t brush my teeth crosswise, only up and down.”
How can you say that, if you didn’t brush your teeth crosswise in the first place, unless you smartened up by somebody saying, “Never brush your teeth crosswise.” But you’re telling people you don’t do it anymore. How can you say you don’t do it any more, if you’ve never done it? (See?)
2 Peter 2:15
(15) …[They forsook the right way, and they’ve gone astray from it.] following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;
Now, listen: you’ll notice in here that money is mentioned twice. Brother Branham mentioned the preachers that won’t preach the Word of God, because organizations have got them all bound up in their pitiful little pensions. I don’t belong to any organization, and I’ve got two pensions. Now, if I belong to any organization, I’ve could have three pensions. What makes you think anybody needs anybody outside of God? Come on. Every man is an individual, and the sooner you learn it the better off you are. But, remember as one of another to love and to help.
But, notice in here, money: #1) They made merchandise of the people; #2) They made merchandise of God. They turned down the pay of God and took the pay of the devil.
And the devil said, “All of this I can give you and enhance you, and thereby you’ll know you’re a son of God.”
And Jesus said, “No way.”
Now, notice: Balaam was rebuked for his iniquity. Let me tell you something. Let’s read it. The dumb ass, speaking with man’s voice, forbade the madness of the prophet. Did it do the dumb ass… which really wasn’t the ass speaking. Like, as I’ve said, if God wanted to use a door knob, He’d use a door knob. Well, God used this animal. God allowed a voice to come through him.
Now, listen: did it stop the madness of the prophet? Unh-unh. Nah, it just merely halted him in his antics which he would further perpetrate and perform. But God wouldn’t let him go beyond the Word. Now, look; this let’s us know that the end-time false-anointed will be rebuked by God! Were they? Absolutely.
Now, I want to ask you a question, and I don’t know how far you people got. Sometimes I’ll talk with you, having been here for years, and you’ll ask me questions. And from now on, please don’t be ashamed and say, “I’m not going to ask any more questions, Brother Vayle.” But some of the questions… And this hasn’t happened for a long, long time, so it’s all right.
I was asked questions one time, and I said, “Lee Vayle, where in the name of common sense have you been, or where have they been? Are you telling anybody anything, or are they listening?”
So, I want to ask you this morning, ask some questions which are always asked me. Now, you know I use names, and I’m not trying to be malicious. If you think I am, you’re wrong. The prophet used these names.
When I said, “Brother Branham, give me an answer…. not an answer but give me an example of true vine and false vine,” he said, “I am definitely a true vine, and Oral Roberts is a false vine.” You like it or not, he said it.
See that Pillar of Fire? (Brother Vayle points to the picture.) If that’s God… I’m speaking in the Presence, not of that little picture, but of God, quoting the prophet. Just before he died, when he called me in to see him (which was the Sunday previous to the Friday which he was fatally injured), he said, “Lee, I just wanted to tell you that your friend, Paul Cain, is false anointed.”
“Well,” I said, “Bill, that’s not news, because I knew he was already. But, how come you didn’t tell me previously?”
“Well,” he said, “I didn’t want to hurt your feelings, because I knew you loved him.”
“Well,” I said, “That’s true, but I know that.”
And whatever spoke to his mother didn’t tell the truth. Whatever spoke to his mother, standing at the end of her bed as an angel of light… And she was dying, though pregnant, cancer in the bowels, cancer in the lungs, God knows what-all was wrong with her; a tremendous, famous case in Baylor Hospital. Women came to pray with her. And, if she got excited and prayed, the doctor said, “Mrs. Cain, don’t do that. Reserve your strength.”
She said, “What for? You told me I’m dying.” And she said an angel stood by the foot of her bed and said, “Fear not, daughter, thou shalt not die but live. For, the fruit of thy womb is a male child. And thou shalt call his name, Paul, for he shall go in the spirit and power of Paul of old.”
Lies! He could discern like a house afire. But, when the chips were down, he folded like a wet paper bag.
What’s my point? I was up in Toronto. These people do not go to the assembly, as far as I know. If they do, it’s just periodically. Because by now they would know what I’m teaching you.
And they said, “What about Paul Cain? What about this man? that man that purports to believe this message and discerns and does the things that Brother Branham said brands him as a false-anointed?”
Now I’m talking to you people. I want to know where you stand. Can you take the heat of a spoken Word, that you can discern between righteousness and unrighteousness and those who serve God and those who don’t? Or are you still so sweet that you’re willing to pray for Pharaoh in the light of the fact that God said, “I’m going to kill him and all the first-born of Egypt!”
Now I’m not mean, and I’m not hard. I’m not going around clubbing anybody. I’m here teaching you. The so-called Branham Message people, I don’t know how many percent believe what the prophet actually taught. Most of these men do not even qualify as good wolves in sheep’s clothing.
Oral Roberts just got held hostage by God for four million bucks, and the money came in. He raised it to about eight or nine. It pays to serve God; you can see that. I mean, it pays to serve God, like a ham, not serve God like a master, but to serve Him like a ham or a meat loaf. Moolah!
I’ve said, and I’ll say it again, “God comes very cheap when you buy Him. And He commands a big price when you sell Him. But there comes a day when He demands His cut.” Oh yeah, oh yeah. He said, “If you hold me in contempt, I’m going to hold you in contempt.” That’s the Judge.
2 Peter 2:17-18
(17) …wells without water, [They wouldn’t listen to the prophet.] clouds that are carried [by] a tempest: to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.
(18) For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, [That’s the pleasures, the sensualness , which does not mean literally sex.]… wantonness, [which does not literally mean sexual escapades]…
It means a carelessness, and a self-willness, that, when they’ve seen demonstrated, manifested, vindicated the true Word of God, they go their own way as though it were nothing. It’s the vision that Mr. Walker had, the scientist and the people were working with their test tubes, their laboratory equipment (business men, such-and such, and such-and-such).
When a mighty clap of thunder came, they barely looked up, and went right back to what they were doing. That’s exactly how the thunders thundered in this generation, this age. And the people went right back, as though it were nothing.
(18) …Those that were clean escaped from them who lived in error.
In other words, these people are those I’m talking about. Their names are on the Book of Life. It even looked as though they were absolute candidates for the Lamb’s Book of Life. They never had a part of the Lamb-life. And now they’re blotted out of the only life they know, which means they will be annihilated some day in the Lake of Fire.
(19) While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.
(20) For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
Now, what is he talking about? Not a Christian! Not a Christian. A man that’s not a Christian, pretending he is, and is in a false religion. Because now that he has made the claim he will pay the price. Now that he knows as much as he does, the stripes will be merited greater than those who don’t. What will it be if I turn from this? Of how much sorer punishment shall I be worthy for trampling under foot this, which substantiates the Blood covenant, and saying no to God? A heathen has a million times better chance of escaping the ages of whatever punishment God metes out. And I’m not prepared to talk about it, because I don’t know about it. But I know it’s there. And these will not escape.
2 Peter 2:21-22
(21) For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness… [Well, did Cain know it? Yes! Did he want it? No! Did he care two-bits for it? No, he hated it! He’s marked. Then, what about people today? ] [It says, “It is better not to have known.”]
(21) …than, after having known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.
(22) But it happened unto them according to the true proverb, the dog [not the sheep that was turned from a dog. It says, “the dog”. What is a dog? Well, he’s an animal with four feet, but he’s also a male prostitute] is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire. [That’s these people.]
Now, listen, brother/sister; don’t you understand what I’m saying, when this man came on the scene, what’s going to happen to Pentecost? And they’ve invaded every church, until the pope sits back with glee and says, “Hallelujah! Blessed be God.
I, as the vicar of Christ say, ‘Yes, yes, yes. Speak in tongues, speak in tongues, speak in tongues. Prophesy!’ Dear Father O’Connor, I honor you. You have raised the dead; bishops and cardinals. Amen and amen!”
Yeah. Do you think I’m giving a bed-time story up here or being simply dramatic? I am dramatic. I’m a ham; I admit it, in various certain ways. But I’m telling the truth, and I’m letting you know what’s going on. And I’m letting myself know, because Paul the apostle warned us to remember to remind ourselves.
Every communion service is a reminder. Every church service is a reminder. Because, it’s not as though you don’t know; it is the Holy Ghost bringing it to your attention. But you already do know, coming from your subconscious, what the prophet taught you. Now, consciously we’re looking at it, breaking it down and seeing it Word by Word. All right.
We see here, then, indeed, since animal names are not recorded in books, and the human race is inundated by the beast-genes, (We find it right here in the Bible: they’re called brute beasts.) we can well understand that at the White Throne their names have already been taken off the Book of Life. (See?) Because they never were an integral part of the real life.
They were merely there, spoken of. But they weren’t spoken into existence. Do you know how the beast was? “Let the earth bring forth…” He had to come forth at that time. He had to have been there and clothed, so close to the human race. And God changed him all about.
Now, if one should argue concerning these names now on and off the Book, that all these brute beasts once had their names on the Book of Zoe, natural life in all its ramifications, only to have them removed later, and therefore, not found at a later date, that’s fine. You can say they were never there; you can say they were there.
Now, let’s go back where It talks about it in the Book of Revelation, so we can look at what I’m talking about.
(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. That’s the same Person as Revelation 5:1 and Revelation 10:1-2.]
(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. [Now, there are books, books, books..]
(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 their works. [It was in the books.]
(14) And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
(15) And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
Now, let’s read it, not with a conjunction, but with a preposition at this particular time… preposition, in verse 15.
In verse 12 he says, “the dead small and great, books open. And they were judged according to what was written therein. And the sea and death and hell all give up its dead… judged according to their works.” And then, It said:
(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.
Now, that’s what I believe it should read, ‘even’; not ‘and’, but ‘even’, explaining, ‘at that time’. At that time, if you were in the Lamb’s Book or the Book of Life, you had it made. But, if your name wasn’t there, having been there or never having been there, doesn’t make any difference; you can’t do one thing about it. All right.
Notice how true this is, according to Matthew 25. This is where we see the ones-in-between. I preached the “Ones in Between”. It took me two and a half hours to say it. I found, later on, the tape Brother Branham said it on, about six or seven minutes, Questions and Answers. All right.
Matthew 25; now we’ll just read sporadically. Let’s take verse 37. This is dividing, as it were, sheep from goats, but they’re not sheep and goats. It’s ‘as a man divides’. In other words there has got to be a separation.
Now, verse 37:
(37) Then shall the righteous answer him, saying [because he said to the people that did this and did that to his brothers and sisters in the body] Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
(38) When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? [and so on.] [All right.]
Go down to verse 44. Then, these others, the goat-like; not goats definitely, but ‘like’ (See?) Reduced to animals, now. (See?) Not trees. This second bunch that’s allowed in, didn’t have the Tree of Life… couldn’t go to it.
They weren’t in the First Resurrection; they weren’t standing here immortal. You’ve got to go straight by animals now; can’t go by trees here. They’ll get that later on. But, watch: animals.
(44) Then shall [the goats, the people that are designated animal, typed as goat] … Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?
And then, he said:
(45) Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.
(46) And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: [Lake of Fire] but the righteous into life eternal.
Now, what was the righteous part? (See?) It’s, as Brother Branham said to the old doctor, “Blessed are the merciful, for they’ll be shown mercy.” These people were merciful. And, in spite of the fact they could not identify God, as God was in His prophets and God had sent His vicars which were the messengers of each church age (seven), and a true five-fold ministry they couldn’t identify, but something in there knew that they should do right by these people…
I’m going to tell you something: you begin reading profane history and religious, and you’ll begin to see the ages have always had them. They literally knew little or nothing about true Christianity, but somehow they responded to the image of Christ in the believer, the life of Christ in His sons.
Now, that’s what they did. And you’ll notice, their names are on the Book of Life. Their names are not taken away. (See?) They did not know. Did not understand. They had nothing to cope with so that they could have it. And they will go in. And you can designate them as foolish virgins, if you want. And they’re in the first Church Age of Israel, as they marched through the Promised Land.
Now, then, it would appear to me, looking at this subject (the name on the book to begin with, taken off, never on the book), it would appear to me, that manifested life is written up in a vast book that sets forth all names, whether the life be from the genes of God or not, because the form is the form of man that God made.
Now, let’s take a look at this. In Matthew 13, the parable of the sower, sowing the wheat and the tares, and the goodman of the house who owned the land said, “Don’t root up the tares; there’s no judgment now. Let them both grow together until the harvest time. The reapers will gather the tares and bind them in bundles to burn, but at the same time they’ll be gathering in the wheat for the garner.”
Now, you know that speaks of the First Resurrection, the Millennium, and the events which follow, which take us right to the great White Throne and into the New Jerusalem.
Now Jesus is asked to give the meaning of this parable. They said: Matthew 13
(36) …Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.
(37) He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;
(38) The field is the world; and the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked…
(39) The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
Now he tells you right here (whether we want to know it or not), that the devil actually has literal children. This is what people do not want to believe. They want to believe that everybody has a divine spark somewhere, because he’s got a soul. And therefore, he has what is known as a ‘free moral agency’. Not as Brother Branham said it.
But in their own understanding, a free moral agency is simply this: every single person is identical to every single other person, bar none. When it comes to the spiritual attributes and the choice that lies within us, we can either rise and meet God, or we can sink away and be fine. This is exactly what they teach: there is no difference. That is a lie.
The Bible categorically says that God is the Father of children. Now, how is He the Father of children? Through human instrumentality. Then, how will Satan be? Now he just simply can’t take God’s children; so, he takes the beast, the beast that can reason and talk. Beautiful creature, far more of a man, as we count men today, than Adam was. He was a wimp along side of this guy. Oh, yeah. You wouldn’t look for some little wimpy guy with cute little feet, when you saw this buzzard.
Brother Branham said, “This wasn’t the farmer; this was a city-slicker.” This was the one Brother Branham saw in a vision when he saw Mr. Satan, oh, with his silk-top hat, his cloak, his cane. Oh, he cut a dashing figure! And he came to Miss Trinity, as Brother Branham was speaking to her, Assemblies of God. But, when she saw Mr. World, the devil come by and winked, she was off like a shot.
Come on! Are you catching something I’m trying to tell you outside of that? Women type the church. Women are sex-minded and liberated today, like scum. God is my judge. I’m going to have to call all the married men and women together and talk to you all, in the way I never was talked to, because, you’ve got children growing up, and they’re learning nothing. Really, it’s the truth. I’ve tried to help you.
She was off like a shot. He went to address Miss Oneness. And she was not dressed like a flapper, as Miss Trinity was, with the bobbed hair and her short skirts and her come-on appearance, winking with her eye and tinkling with her toes, an open target. She was more sedate and subdued, with long hair and long sleeves and longer skirts. And the same Mr. World, the devil, came by, and he winked, and she turned to follow. Then, she turned, looked back for just a second, and walked on. That’s what you’re seeing today, brother/sister.
The Bible says, categorically, that the tares are going to burn. And, remember; the last age is chaff. If the last age is chaff, (And Jesus in the first age, and Paul with Him speaks as Jesus does in Matthew 7 and in Matthew 24, and, as Peter does in Acts 2 and into both first and second books of Peter, and Paul tells us in Timothy, Titus and Thessalonians, right down the line he warns us.) then, if that started back there as Alpha, what is Omega? The whole thing is nothing but false prophets, false anointed and chaff! With Brother Branham saying, “One out of eight will be Bride,” One out of eight what? Not church formal; not even church Pentecostal is there one out of eight that says they believe the Message? I don’t know.
Now, let it be understood, Scripture is not pitted against Scripture. You can’t do it. We’re talking about names on the Book and names out of the Book. There cannot be security and loss at the same time.
God cannot say, “No man can pluck them out of my hand; no man plucks them out of my Father’s hand,” and at the same time let the brilliant, [Inaudible], sophisticated, charming, lovely-tempered legalists who say, “Yeah, but you can pluck yourself out!” “Hey! I’m bigger than God. Look at me!
Jesus shed his own blood and rose again to back His Word that no man can pluck me out of God’s hand; and I can say, ‘Jesus, you are a flabbergasting liar because I’m going to pluck myself out.’”
Let me tell you something: you never were in there in the first place. You never were in His hand in the first place. You never were in the genes of God in the first place, never were. You couldn’t be; there’s no way.
Even the legalists of ages gone by have always held to their grace and something they knew beyond themselves, brother/sister. Read the books, and you’ll find out. You’ll also find out that John Wesley never preached the stuff that people said he preached.
You cannot have security and loss at the same time. The sheep cannot be lost. The wise virgin cannot be lost. But, then, neither can the foolish virgin be ultimately lost, for all that are in Adam will be found of God and placed according to the Book of Predestination, of which we see a glimpse.
As God has already come down to put this last day church in order, starting with the prophet and the Word, we’re meant to begin to realize they are part of that Word. And, because they’re part of the Word… Well, let’s read It.
And I’m going to close, because I simply cannot go on to the next section. There are chapters and Scripture to read on the ‘Book of Cursing’. 1 Corinthians 15, Paul is speaking.
(20) But now is Christ risen from the dead and become the first fruits of them that slept.
(21) For since by man came death…
Well, he said it came by man. Then, it’s going to take a man to bring about the Resurrection. Let’s show that in a little different light. Who is this man, Paul, talking about?
“Why,” you’ll say, “He’s talking about Jesus.”
Absolutely right. But Jesus needs a man also. That’s Elijah. So, now you’ve got the double picture. Only God can raise the dead. But, without the prophet the dead will not be raised, because they without us cannot be made perfect. So, let’s go all the way with the Word.
1 Corinthians 15
(22) For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
But, watch it. It doesn’t say, “even so, shall all in their mortality be changed to immortality.” It doesn’t say that, no way. Let’s find out about that. Paul says in verse 50:
(50) …flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
(51) Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all [die, nevertheless, we’re going to be changed without dying.]
(52) In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
Now, what is the last trump? The last trump is not 1 Thessalonians 4:16. The last trump is Revelation 10:7. Because Paul in 2 Corinthians says, “This is a ministry that comes through the Word.”
So therefore, it is a Word that has not yet been preached. Oh, people have looked at it and taught about it, but it has never been preached. Couldn’t be, except for this last hour. There’s no way, because there’s no true revelation of it; it’s just in there.
(52) …at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound…
Now, notice the emphasis. It is not God, per se, doing it, as when His voice calls out the dead. Unh-unh. This is a shout doing it. And the shout is not said to be the voice of God. It’s somebody else’s voice. It’s the voice of William Branham. That’s the voice of God. Now, It says, at that time:
(53) …corruptible [will] put on incorruptible… mortal… immortality.
(54) So when this [corruptibility] shall have put on [incorruptibility], and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death… [no longer holds! Something has swallowed it.]
What has swallowed it? Let’s find out.
(55) O death, where is thy sting? O [death] where is [your] victory?
(56) The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
So, the Book of Romans says… Let me read It to you, so I get It exactly right. I don’t want to quote wrong.
(10) And if Christ be in you, [this] body is dead because of sin; [And if Christ be in you, the body is still dead, because of sin.]
Now, over here, It says, “The strength of sin is a law.” And Paul told what that law was. And no matter what Jesus did upon Calvary and in his resurrection, people still had to die and die and go on dying. But at this time, some other Word comes. It’s got to, because this Word didn’t do it. There has got to be another Word. What is that Word?
That is, not any Word in the Bible changed. That is, not any Word that’s not there. It is the Word of God that tells us that this hour that it’s the renewing of our minds. It’s the same thing that John said as a scribe in the Book of Revelation: “I’ve got one word for you,” said God, “And that’s repent,” which means ‘to change the mind’. It doesn’t mean to go through feelings.
It means to look right there and say, “My mind absorbs it. That is God, period. And I put every one of my thoughts aside, until it gets down in my soul. And I’m willing to stand there in the gap, life and death, that that is God! And that prophet is His messenger, Elijah, which came in order to restore the Word that brings Life.”
And, what was that Word that brought Life? It was the Word, back there, when God created Adam and put him in the Garden with the Tree of Life, right there. And there was no error. And he was so one with that Word, he could go right to the Tree of Life.
And Brother Branham categorically said, “In this hour, that Scripture is fulfilled,” that Jesus himself said, “In that day you’ll know that I am in the Father, and you in me, and I in you.”
Then, he went right, many times, to John 17 and brought forth the unity there, and spoke his final farewell message of thanksgiving, “Invisible Union”, showing the Bride was right back there with the Shout, with the Word of God, which swallowed up death by virtue of swallowing up the strength of sin which brings death, which is in the law.
And He came down and said, “Little Bride, you are the spotless, virtuous bride of the Lord Jesus Christ. You didn’t even do it.” Death is swallowed in victory.
There are some seated here, this morning, who should not taste death. And the majority of us, here, will no doubt be standing when the graves are opened. The last one to decease is Brother Roman Slabach. As I said in his funeral service, on Tuesday, to Sister Ann, “Whether you can believe it or not, you could well be here when there’ll be a knock at your door. You’ll be the same one you are now, but you’ll see a young man standing there that you don’t believe, dare to believe, (Like the apostles, the disciples couldn’t believe for joy; couldn’t believe for believing.) but he’ll be there.
He will say, “I’ve come back. It won’t be long till you’re changed,” But only the eyes of God and a resurrected person could see, looking at you and me, what we’ll look like, if we’re elect. This is no bedtime story. This is not imagination; if that’s true. If that’s true, he’s the first one coming back.
And Brother Branham said, “Oh, we ought to so live to meet our loved ones in the resurrection.” How are you going to live? Well, you’re going to do the best you can. And that’s wonderful; everybody should. We should school ourselves, trip up ourselves, differ ourselves.
But, brother/sister, unless the law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus is in us, we’ll not see them. Because, they’ll only appear, as far as I know, to those who are in the election. Three statements Brother Branham made of which two, I believe, point definitely (although I will not say a hundred percent) that only those who are qualified to see them, will see them. And they will be those of like-faith and kindred in the Lord Jesus Christ.
So, there it is: names on the Book can be taken off, but not Lamb-life. Sin did not make Adam any less a son of God, inherently and genetically and factually. But it dislocated the relationship.
And, as the prophet, quoting all the better theologians, will admit, that death is separation from God, so the people were separated from God to work out the things of their own mind and their own ways, God guiding and shepherding the best He could, till they came to some knowledge of God and His ways, some understanding.
But, you know, just around the corner… We’ve turned the corner, by the way; we’re standing in His Presence of the Resurrection. It’s been confirmed by vindication that we are those sons and daughters, away from God, yes, but nonetheless sons and daughters, and have come to understand the righteousness of God, which we are, by virtue of Him being our Father.
And, remember; that is Genesis 1:26-29; it is not Genesis 2:7. No. It is back there where Eve was in Adam as the Bride was in Christ. And only the separation and mortal bodies caused the fall. Then, let’s drop these bodies. Where are we? Right back to where we were: stepping into a theophonic form ready to come back and take up.
Here we see the predestination of God. Here we see the mind of God. And I’m telling you something: if we’re not Bride, it’ll do the wrong thing to us. If we’re not Bride, we’ll get hard like the hard-shells. We won’t look for a means. We’ll simply say, “Well, Bless God, we’re born into the Kingdom, so never mind, we’ll make it.”
Unh-unh, you’ve got to come by the Blood and the Spirit. There’s a means to get back. You could get to the place where it’s so cut and dried, you become mechanical, rather than a fountain of joy and life bubbling up. That’s why I say, if you want to scream and yell in this building, it’s all right. I’ll let you do it, if it’s not ungodly and unearthly and you’re screaming in victory, not in bondage.
I disagree with the Pentecostals amongst us, that simply screaming is going to do it. Because, I’d start screaming right now, if it’ll do it. I’d scream, and I’d scream, until my voice gave out. And I’d prod you to scream; then, we’d all scream together, until, bless God, the glory came. But it doesn’t come that way! But I’m going to tell you something: when the Books opened, that’s the time we got joy we never knew before.
My time run out? Good, let’s rise, continue Wednesday.
Heavenly Father, we praise You and thank You for the time we have together, going over Your Word, Lord, knowing this we see more clearly those things which the prophet taught us, looking at them Scripture-by-Scripture, and surely, Lord, we know, that even though there still may be mysteries and little misunderstanding here and there, we know one thing, Lord, that there will not be anybody in the First or Second Resurrection except that name remains on the Book at that end time. We know, Lord, that if the names are missing, then they’re missing. The Kingdom of God is missing to them. That’s right, Lord. We know that. They can’t have it, because they weren’t meant for it.
Father, I know, that nature teaches us very, very succinctly; we know positively, Lord, that, as buzzards like carrion (We never see them eating fruit off a tree, as far as we know, or eating good, golden grain.) They got to go to what they’re oriented to by nature. And we know, Lord, that if we are, and we believe we are, true sons and daughters of God, we can rest assured, we’re already oriented to the Word of the hour, immortality in the saints that come back, immortality in us and the Wedding Supper, and just like a magnet drawing us all to the center, the Pillar of Fire above the Lamb, the Lamb on the Throne, the Bride around the Throne, the others outside the City, all sharing in their place in glory, and there won’t be any missing it, and there won’t be any coming in, to whom it was not appointed.
Father, we see Your plan today. Help us now, Lord, as I warned, and I know it’s the truth, from this point it could be so easy to get cut and dried, no shout in our souls, no shout in our minds, no shout in our mouths. Lord, we don’t want to be that way. Neither do we want to be like empty wagons bumping over the road with no grain. We don’t want the empty wagon shout, Lord. But we do want the shout of the King in the camp. We’ve had it, which is the Word. And, Lord, may there be a response, we pray.
Whatever that response is, Father, we know some of them already, but whatever more there is to be, Father, we’re here to have it revealed, because we know it’s the right thing for us, it’s good for us, we need it. We’re not shying away; I hope we’re not anyway, Lord, from these things anymore, but coming into them.
Now help us Lord, each one, to be more and more in union with the Word till the life of that Word be release in each one of us and is a unified body, if that can be possible, O God, so that sweet spirit of Christ dwelling in each member, somehow, Lord, somehow. We’ll see the sick healed amongst us, Lord. We’ll see Your beautiful, wonderful Word consummated as to the promises of this hour, because that’s what we want Lord, and we know that’s what You want, and You said that if two be agreed…
Now, may Your face look into our hearts, that by the faith of the Lord Jesus Christ we see it all come to pass.
Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only-wise God, be all power and honor and glory, through Jesus Christ our Savior, Amen.
“Take the Name of Jesus with You.”