Redemption Revealed - III
God bless you brethren. We're going to study a little further into the mystery of election, predestination and the sovereignty of God Who is not unjust and does not make arbitrary choices between men but has placed each one of us on earth on the basis of free moral agency to make the choices that will determine our own destiny. By His omniscience He knows all things, and being eternal He is not in time so His foreknowledge reveals our end before our beginning.
Luke 10:17-22, "And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, Even the demons are subject to us through Your Name.
(Oh boy! I, me and myself can "do" something. That would sure trap the Pentecostals! And their charismatic impersonators!)
Jesus said to them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. Behold, I give you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
(All authority is given unto Me in heaven and in earth. Because of this, go and teach all nations, and so long as you obey My commandments you'll have the same authority. When the living Word has pre-eminence of My end-time Bride, Satan will be cast out of heaven. It's already been revealed to Me in a vision).
Notwithstanding, in this rejoice not that the spirits of the lost or fallen angels are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven (in the Book of Life).
In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, "I thank You, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You've hid these things from the wise and prudent, and have revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in Your sight. All things are delivered to Me of My Father: and no man knows Who the Son is, but the Father; and Who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him."
The seventy apostles were good carnal believers. They rejoiced in what they could see or do naturally, but they were not Spiritual men, being without the revelation of a clear understanding which is faith in things not yet seen, or in the One they were forerunning. They had an intellectual conception without faith.
When Jesus said, "Except you eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink His blood, you have no Life in you" and He explained how the manna that gave natural life to the Israelites in their journey to the Promised Land of rest was a type of Himself, giving eternal Life to pilgrims travelling to the eternal Land of the Millennium. The seventy scratched their heads saying, "This is a hard saying, who can understand It?" And turned their backs on the One Who had given them authority over demons, to heal the sick and speak with other tongues (John 6:53-60).
Let us take heed that we seek Spiritual understanding of God's Word rather than take It all literally like the seventy. Now let's go back to Christ's foreknowledge of Satan's casting-out of heaven and prove that it is yet future.
John 12:28-32, "Father, glorify Your Name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified It, and will glorify It again. "Therefore, those that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spoke to him.
Jesus answered and said, This Voice came not because of Me, but for your sakes. Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the Prince of this world be cast out. And if I be lifted up from the earth, I will draw all men unto Me."
It was the Sunday prior to His crucifixion. He had just completed His triumphal entry into Jerusalem, and still Satan was not cast out. Even today he is not cast out of heaven. But he soon will be.
According to Revelation 12:4, Satan was very active in heaven in the days of Christ. "The Dragon's tale deceived the third part of the stars of heaven (Israelites), and cast them to the earth: and he stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, to devour her Child as soon as it was born."
Throughout the Christian dispensation, Satan has had access to heaven, fighting Christ for dominion over the last souls in Adam's race. Revelation 12:7-9, "There was war in heaven: Michael and His angels fought against the Dragon; and the Dragon fought and his angels. And they prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great Dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil and Satan, who deceived the whole world (not just the third part): was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him."
The revelation of the Seven Seals in 1963 brought "that which is perfect"—Christ, the fullness of the Word—back to earth in the Office of Son of Man. He is no longer in the Office of Son of God and Mediator, because part-Word has been done away (I Corinthians 13:10). When the last soul predestinated to His end-time Bride is baptized into the Body, the Gentile dispensation will end. Only then will Satan will be cast out of heaven and down to the earth.
Isaiah 34:1-4, "Come near, you nations, to hear; and listen, you people: let the earth and everything in it hear my Words. For the Lord is enraged against all nations, and His fury is against all their armies: He will utterly destroy them, (that word in Hebrew is "cherem," meaning they are dedicated to utter annihilation for His glory), He has determined them to the slaughter.
Their slain shall be left unburied, and the stink of rotting flesh shall fill the land, and mountains shall disappear beneath their blood. All the host of heaven (popes, cardinals, bishops, priests and religious people) shall rot away (or dissolve) like a fester, and heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll once the prophecy has been read: and all their host shall fall down (from their high estate), as the leaf from the vine, and as a withered fig (which grew during winter and is unripe and does not come to maturity but falls off in spring) from the fig tree."
The casting-out of Satan will take place at the opening of the Sixth Seal at the close of the Christian dispensation (Revelation 6:13-14). It is the time of Revelation 13:8, "And ALL that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world".
When the Gentile dispensation is fulfilled and Satan cast out, the Church is complete and ready to manifest the Sons of God. Grace is finished. The vast majority of the world worships Satan today, and I mean so-called Christians. Today's denominations are apostate like Israel's denominations at the time of Jesus' first Coming: they worship Him, but in vain teaching for doctrine the commandments of men. For instance, trinities, water baptism in three Titles, Apostle's Creeds (so-called), catechisms, Christmas, Easter, women preachers, permitting women cut their hair, wear clothes that pertain to a man, espouse equality of the sexes, multiculturalism and miscegenation.
It may surprise you to learn that 99.99% of church-goers already have the mark of the beast and know it not. It's the same today as it was in the Garden of Eden, they are receiving Satan's deception instead of faith or understanding of the revealed Word of God. Eve received Satan's carnal reasoning against the revealed Word. It's the mark of the beast. It's what all our denominational churches preach. That's why God's been calling the wise and foolish virgin out from them since the end of Christ's mediation for part-Word.
Let me give you an illustration. A man from the Creation Science Foundation tried to push the mark of the beast—carnal reasoning against God's revealed Word—down my throat only this-morning. He told me that God manifested the universe in six days of 24-hours. The proof he claims, is that Israel was instructed to work for six 24-hour days, and rest upon the seventh day of 24-hours.
To start with, the Bible tells us that "God created the heavens and earth in the beginning." However many trillions of years ago that may be, we don't know. It goes on to explain how God prepared earth for man's use. The first use of the word "yowm" destroys the argument of this unscientific Creation Scientist. In Genesis 1:5, "God called the light Day (or "Yowm"), and the darkness He called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day (yowm)." He tried to establish his point by saying the Hebrew word for day, "yowm," means a fixed period of 24-hours. But as Hebrews divided their night into twelve hours and their day into a further twelve hours, we find here that word "yowm" used to describe a day of 12-hours and not a day of 24-hours by his reckoning.
Besides, he said, Jesus lay the grave three days. We know Jesus was not in the grave for three 24-hour periods or anything close to 72-hours. We established this in recent Newsletters ("When was Jesus Crucified?" and "When was Jesus Resurrected?"). The man's arguments are contrary to Bible teaching.
God is not known by the literal reading of His Word, or by carnal reasoning against It. Fortunately I'd studied this when I prepared "In the Beginning." Here's a quotation from that teaching:
"Now I think we need to quote a few more Scriptures where this word "day" or "yowm," is used, so we can dismiss forever the folly of men who claim God created a finished earth from scratch, to the Garden of Eden in six solar days of twenty-four hours.
There is the Day "yowm" of the Lord. Isaiah 4:1, "And in THAT DAY seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by Thy Name, to take away our reproach." Revelation 1:10, "I was in the Spirit in the Lord's DAY, and heard behind me a great Voice, as of a trumpet".
Now "the Lord's Day" or "yowm" is yet future, after the sounding of the Seventh Trumpet to Israel, marking the end of the Gentile dispensation. It is the conclusion of man's day, and not 24-hours. John was caught up in the Spirit in the Lord's Day for TWO YEARS whilst he was on the Isle of Patmos, and saw things which will come to pass in that time. So a "yowm" does not necessarily mean twenty-four hours any more than our English word day always means 24-hours. And John did not see these visions only on Sunday, as the Brethren denominations teach.
In other instances the word "day" means time itself. Genesis 4:3, "And in PROCESS OF TIME, "yowm" it came to pass . . ." Numbers 20:15, "And we have dwelt in Egypt a LONG TIME, "yowm" . . . "A long time indeed! For here a "yowm" was 215 years whereas the same word used for the creative period is called a "day".
Finally let us repeat Genesis 2:4, "These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in THE DAY "yowm" that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens." In Genesis 1, the story was given in "yowms" or DAYS, or time periods (plural)—each with "an evening and a morning." But in the Genesis 2, as one day (singular).
Without the Holy Spirit to guide us into the truth of His Word, we would be confused as to whether His creation was six days or one day. And we'd have a contradiction in the Bible.
We are taught in the Scripture, "one day upon our earth is as a thousand years with God." Although each day was distinguished by "an evening and a morning," they were six distinct periods of one thousand years wherein God expressed His creative thoughts that would transform earth from an uninhabited lifeless wilderness to the manifestation of those thoughts in an Eden on the Seventh Day of 1,000 years—not 24-hours."
That illustrates how most church-goers are deceived and worshiping God in vain. The scientist is no doubt saved at this point in time but we know his name is not on the Lamb's Book of Life, because he refused the Word of God in correction. Jesus said, "Those who are My sheep will receive My Word in correction." Paul said, if they refuse correction after the first and second admonition, you know the election is off. They are not His sheep.
When Jesus died on Calvary He could not fully redeem all of His elect. Did you know that? The only ones He could fully redeem were His end-time Bride and the 144,000 elect Israelites. You see, from the foundation of the world, the Bible was sealed with Seven Seals. And for as long as It was sealed, the saints had only PART Word, the part revealed to the angel or major apostle to their Age. God sent seven messengers or angels, one to each of the Seven Church Ages, each inspired by a measure of the Holy Spirit to deliver a portion of the Word to the saints predestined to form their part of the Body or Church Age.
The Church or Body of Christ is made-up of different parts of the Word that has been predestined to be manifested or fulfilled by individual Christians "in sundry times and divers manners" as Paul said. So a different portion of the Word was predestinated to be fulfilled by the apostolic saints, the saints from each of the Seven Church Ages, and to the saints of this holy convocation.
Only by walking with Christ in all the Light He is manifesting for our day can we be born-again (I John 1:7). A life lived by the revelation of the messenger to one's Age gave the new birth to the saints in that Age. During the Church Ages, Christ mediated for the ignorance of the saints, receiving their revelation of the portion of Word predestinated to their day and placing their error in the sea of God's forgetfulness.
Without Christ's intercession for ignorance there was no way those predestinated to make up the part-Word or Church Age saints could have been baptized into the Body. They had part-Word, the rest was anti-Word, or guesswork. Faith was mixed with error. That's what the man from the Creation Science Foundation is presenting to God: he is without a Mediator and knows it not.
I hope you're catching the picture. And can see that the measure of faith that baptized Mum and Dad or our Grandparents into Christ will not give anyone the new birth today. God's added another line and another precept. Our vision is far closer to the glory.
When the last person foreknown in the Church Age or part-Word Body was baptized into Christ in 1963, the Laodicean (or Pentecostal) dispensation ended. All Seven Church Ages were over. Christ was no longer a Mediator, He came forward and claimed the Book, tore open the Seven Seals, then returned to earth in W-O-R-D form through the mouth of the angel to the seventh or Laodicean Church Age. The revelation of the Seven Seals brought Jesus back to earth as the fullness of the Word, thus fulfilling Revelation 4, 5, 6:1, 10:1-7, and I Corinthians 13:10. Now He's trying enter through your eyes and ears into your heart, as you listen or read this sermon, and prove all things by His Bible.
That which is perfect has come, Christ, the fullness of the Word. He is no longer in the Office of Son of God and Mediator, He's now Son of Man and Judge as foretold in the Gospels (John 5). We don't need a Mediator since we now have the fullness of the Word. So will the 144,000 elect Israelites. God foreknew we would be born-again after the revelation of the Seven Seals by the fullness of His Word and Spirit, not requiring a Mediator for ignorance of His Word. That's why we were fully redeemed in Christ on Calvary.
From the foregoing we see that the Gentile dispensation is comprised of nine dispensations, each fulfilling a different PART of God's Word. Plainly, many (once) Protestant denominations are impersonating the revelation of God for an Age gone by, a part of the Body completed perhaps centuries ago. And like the Law Israel still impersonates, their Messages will not bring the new birth in this day. OK? "Let us go on to perfection".
John 14:1-3, "Let not your heart be troubled: you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto Myself; that where I am, there you may be also".
The "mansions" Jesus went ahead to "prepare" were the theophany bodies of the glorified appearance of the Church Age, or part-Word saints. That's where they go pending the first resurrection, when life on earth is over. They then return here to pick up glorified bodies. The Greek word "prepare" comes from the oriental custom of sending servants ahead of kings on their journeys to level and make the roads passable.
John the Baptist was such a servant. Isaiah 40:3-4, "The voice of him that cries in the wilderness, Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain".
Jesus has gone ahead of His Bride, and He prepared a place for the Church Age saints by interceding for their ignorance of the faith and their errors whilst the Book was sealed. He secured their blessings and made everything ready, figuratively speaking. (See "Israelite Marriage").
II Corinthians 5:1-4, "For we know that if our earthly house of this flesh were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this corruptible body we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our Word body which is from heaven: and being thus clothed we shall not be found naked when we leave this flesh. For in this mortal flesh we groan, being oppressed: not that we wish to die and have no body to clothe us, but that we would be further clothed in our theophany or angel, that our mortality might be swallowed up by Life in the guarantee of a glorified Body at the first resurrection."
Paul is saying that if the soul's flesh body should die, the saint of God has another body already prepared—just like it, only with no gray hairs, or scars, or imperfections. "As we have borne the image of the earthly, so shall we bear the image of the heavenly" (I Corinthians 15:49). It's like changing coats, we just slip out of this old garment into the new one that perfectly fits us. It'll never grow old or rot, it can't tear, fade, wrinkle or lose shape, and can never go out of style. It's the image God saw in Genesis 1:27, by His foreknowledge of all of Adam's race.
We were discussing the end of the Gentile dispensation and Satan's casting-out from heaven. Revelation 17:8, "The beast that you saw was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world when they see the beast that was, and is not, and yet is."
There they are, Satan's angels never on the Book of Life. That is, Serpent's seed. Satan is cast out and ascends from the bottomless pit. That's his realm, Tartarus. He's the angel of the bottomless pit. He comes to earth and incarnates himself in the Pope. He'll rule this coming New World Order, which is the Tribulation and the reconstitution of the Roman Empire.
"The beast that was and is not, and yet is," is the Roman emperor who became pope, or false prophet. One pope dies and another takes his place. Now he incarnates or clothes himself in the pope as he incarnate the Serpent in Eden, and he's called the beast. Like the bottomless pit, Rome's doctrine is without foundation. And ALL whose names are not written in the Book of Life shall worship the pope. Cain's people have always been greater in number than Adam's race, and most of Adam's race have had their names removed from the Book.
Satan always wanted the worship Michael would inherit. Worship is not so much singing hymns and praying, or even attending Church as it is service to deity. It's living the Life, laying aside the desires of the five senses of our flesh and mortal spirit to express His desires. OBEDIENCE is better than sacrifice. That's why God receives faith and not works. Works without faith is death.
Your angel is united with or separated from God according to your obedience to or rejection of faith. It is God's foreknowledge and the "negative" image of your destiny. Predestination looks back to foreknowledge, and foreknowledge looks onward to destiny.
Being infinite, God knew the end from the beginning, and knowing what each of us would do, He could foretell what would take place, for He knew what would be. Before Esau or Jacob were born He could say, "Esau have I hated, and Jacob have I loved." He foreknew what each would become. He wasn't willing that Esau should be carnal. God knew Esau would take that way by his own choice. And that's how He knows us today. He knows your heart. You might be able to fool your neighbour, your wife or your pastor; but you'll never be able to fool God, because He knows your heart.
Angels are servants. We're sons of God. An angel can only deliver the Message. We're the actors on the scene with free moral agency to receive and become written epistles of It, or reject It. Angels are servants. They're the negative of what we will become. Paul called them "ministering spirits sent from God to His Sons who'll be heirs of salvation" (Hebrews 1:6-14). They inspire our soul to the obedience of faith. And when we catch the revelation and are quickened to or united with It, we've heard from our theophany and are born-again. I Corinthians 6:17 says, "God and the soul that's joined together with God is one Spirit".
Only the redeemed have angels or theophany bodies. Fallen angels or lost souls are unclothed. So Luke 10:18 was foreknowledge God revealed to Jesus, and the angels that fell were those of Adam's race God foreknew would be deceived because of the wrong desire in their hearts, "fall" and be removed from the Book of Life. Jesus calls these souls, angels of the Devil. Matthew 25:41, "Then shall he say also to them on the left hand, 'Depart from Me, you cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the Devil and his angels." Revelation 12:9, "And the great Dragon was cast out, that old Serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceives the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him".
This is Genesis 1:27 coming to pass. Those spirits—God's foreknowledge of Adam's race—had to be manifest in flesh and make the decisions He foreknew they would make and then be removed from the Book of Life, or "fall." These are the spirits that are not clothed, and become demons that enter into people, even animals, that they may be clothed. Jude 6 called them "Angels which kept not their first estate" behind the Word in the Book of Life.
Brother Branham said, sin didn't begin on earth. Sin began in the foreknowledge of God in heaven when He foresaw Satan build a huge denomination that will finally worship him on Israel's Mount Zion. God foresaw Satan's deceived followers fall; and before there was a world He placed our names on the Lamb's Book of Life; this is why "If this earthly tabernacle should be dissolved, we have another one already waiting".
So far we've only spoken about Adam's race. But because God's law of reproduction requires that everything bring forth after its own kind (Genesis 1:11), the Serpent seed through Eve, Cain's lineage, do have a soul. But not being in Adam's race, they were never on the Book of Life which is Adam's genealogy. As Jesus was the last Adam and not the last Cain whose race are wanderers and vagabonds with no Redeemer and no inheritance in earth. Jude 11-13 describes Cain and those like Balaam and Korah who have been removed from the Book of Life as vagabond or wandering stars with no inheritance in heaven. (See "The Original Sin 1/3"; "The Original Sin 2/3"; "The Original Sin 3/3"; "But the Woman being deceived, was in the Transgression").
Genesis 6:4 speaks of the fallen sons of God who were on the Book of Life, and the Serpent's seed who were never on that Book. "There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown".
These giants were the original offspring of Cain, whose father was the Serpent. It was miscegenation between the "sons of God" or the descendants of Adam and "the daughters of men" or Serpent seed lineage of Cain that grieved God so much that He allowed the world to be destroyed by the Flood. But we learn from Genesis 6:4, the Serpent's seed was also in the ark. And Jesus said this sin would repeat in OUR day (Matthew 25:37-41).
The apostate once Christian Western world is intermarrying as fast as they can with Serpent's seed, naturally and spiritually, thus committing genocide both of body and soul because their offspring are lost are can never be redeemed.
Spiritual Serpent's seed is the mark of the beast. Wisdom against the revealed Word of God like the Creation Scientist tried to feed my soul. Praise God, the elect cannot be deceived on the revealed Word of God. When the churches unite together against the Word of God, they are receiving the hiss of the Serpent (Amos 3:3).
Multiculturalism is in fact multi-racialism, which is accursed of God. Primarily, because when Adam's race breed with the natural Serpent seed, their offspring are Serpent seed, and future generations can never breed themselves back to Adam's race, the Book of Life, and will continue this pollution which is worse than dysgenics.
So these fallen "sons of God" are blotted out of the Book of Life and become "fallen" or lost angels, while these "daughters of men" were never on the Book of Life and devoted to destruction for the glory of God's righteousness and holiness, or in Hebrew, "cherem".
That's enough for one service. God bless you all. Be sure to prove all that I've said with God's unchanging Word, and when you have the revelation that it is the faith, please pass it on to others by your testimony, e-mail or however you can, because this hour is late and the time short. bb840409.htm