Redemption Revealed - V
We'll commence by turning to the Scripture in John 17 where Jesus is praying in the Garden of Gethsemane immediately before His arrest. In His prayer He rejoices that an election has recognized the Word. These disciples are the vindication of His Message thus far. He prays for them and for all future elect who will believe on Him through their Word. Jesus doesn't pray for the world, not even for the "saved." Only for God's elect.
John 17:5-6, 24, "And now, Father, reveal My glory as I stand in Your Presence, the glory we shared before the world existed. I've manifested Your Attributes to those You gave Me out of the world: they were (foreknown as) Yours from eternity, and You gave them Me (by their faith in Your Message); and they've kept Your Word".
Jesus goes on to describe how those who were His sheep identified with His Message, becoming one with Him in the faith as He and the Father were one in faith. And how it was really a reunion of God's Attributes foreknown from the foundation of the world, recognizing their place in the Word, and being redeemed.
"Father, I desire that these whom You have given Me, may be with Me where I am; so that they may behold My glory. You gave Me the glory because You loved Me before the foundation of the world".
They are the glory of Christ as a Christian wife is the glory of her husband. They'd certainly be with Jesus where He was going, as would you, and me and all of God's elect. Jesus was about to be arrested, found faultless, unjustly convicted and condemned to death on Calvary's cruel cross. As Jesus was the Logos manifest in virgin-born flesh, in Whom dwelt the fullness of God's Attributes, portion of which would dwell in you and I and all of His elect, when Jesus was betrayed by Judas and arrested, you and I and all God's elect who would be the portion of God's Word manifested for our day were accounted arrested in Jesus. We were unjustly condemned in Jesus, crucified, died and resurrected in Jesus. Even now we're accounted as seated in heavenly places in Him.
He said, "My sheep receive My word. They hear My Voice." Therefore Paul commanded us, "Avoid unanswerable questions, and genealogies, and arguments about the Law (like sabbath-keeping, etc,) which are unprofitable. A man that is an heretic after the first and second admonition reject; Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sins, being condemned of himself" (Titus 3:9-11).
If they can't receive the faith or understanding after two admonitions, you know the election's off because Jesus stated emphatically, "My sheep receive My Word. A stranger they will NOT follow".
Brother Branham said, "If someone can't receive the revelation of the true Oneness of the Godhead, Scriptural water baptism and the original sin (or serpent's seed), just walk away from them. You know the election is off". In other words, they can NEVER be born-again. Saved, quite likely! But not born-again.
Job 38:4-7, "Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me if you have so much understanding. How were its dimensions determined, and Who did the surveying? What supports its foundations, and who laid its cornerstone, when the morning stars sang together, and ALL the sons of God shouted for joy?"
We're not creatures of time. Jesus is one of the sons who rejoiced with us "before the foundation of the world". "All the Father has given Me will come to Me". The others can't. Yes, we all shouted for Joy in the foreknowledge of God, when we caught the revelation of our place in the Word. That was our new birth.
Job is speaking of the angels or ministering spirits, God's first creations. What was it? God's foreknowledge of Adam and His race. They worshipped Him, and that made Him God. The elect angels who would not fall worshiped Him in Spirit and in truth. The others would be deceived. The word "god" means "an object of worship." Before He made the angels, He was just the eternal or Holy Spirit. And He was alone.
Here in God's omniscient mind the Lamb's Book of Life was written. God predestinated a portion of Word to each Age. And this mystery has been unfolding since the Fall in the garden of Eden. In each Age, the saints understood and became written epistles of the mystery for their day. Their faith proved them as God's Attributes that were always a part of the Logos and the redemption. Eternal Life is without beginning of time or end of days. You always were eternal or you never will be. Praise God! We were always a part of Him or we will never be in union with Him. That should give you confidence that you're without condemnation, and in the rapture.
We hear our name called from the Book when we recognize our part of the Word. The only way one could ever be born-again or baptized into the Body was to recognize their day and its Message. We can't be born-again in this day by recognizing Luther's Message. That part of the Body was fulfilled by Lutheran, Anglican, Presbyterian and Congregational saints. Martin Luther was the "angel" to this Sardis Church Age that was made-up by 1750 when the Philadelphian Age commenced. John Wesley was the angel or Messenger to this Age and his Message is impersonated today by the Baptists, Methodists, Nazarene, Brethren and Pilgrim Holiness denominations.
God added another line, another precept, a closer walk by further revelation of the Word when He added sanctification or Scriptural holiness of Wesley's Message to Luther's Message of Justification by grace through faith. Luther's Message of Justification gave the new birth to the saints of his Age but It was insufficient to give Life to the saints of the Philadelphian Age.
The Philadelphian Age ended in 1906 when the Pentecostal revival or Laodicean Age began. The angel or Messenger to Laodicea was the prophet William Branham. The saints of that Age recognized their day and its Message that restored belief in the Supernatural gifts (Hebrews 13:8). Laodicea was the Seventh and last Church Age. It closed in 1963, when Christ fulfilled Revelation 4, 5, and 10:1-6, by claiming the Book of Life, tearing open the Seven Seals, and revealing their mystery through the prophet of Revelation 10:7 the late William Branham.
The revelation of the Seven Seals through Brother Branham in 1963 brought Christ back to earth in WORD Form. (I'm off my subject but this was His "parousia" Coming. I suggest if you do a little word study in your Bible lexicon and concordance, you will discover the Greek word used in the Gospels and Epistles to describe Christ's Coming is "parousia," and that means we are NOT to look for Jesus the Man. Jesus said in Matthew 24 we are not to believe anyone who says that the glorified Man has returned, for today's Coming is universal, like lightning, and no man can appear universally. This Coming is not a Man but the fullness of the Word).
So we must recognize OUR day and ITS Message if we're to be a part of the Body of Christ. We can only be written epistles of the Word for OUR day. All Seven Church Ages are over. The denominations are impersonating the successive progressive stages in the reformation of the Roman Catholic system of worship today, as Jews (so-called) have been impersonating the dispensation of Moses' Law.
Paul said, "If an angel from heaven preach any other gospel other than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that you have received, let him be accursed." What's he speaking about? Revelation.
Angels are ministering spirits. Here Paul calls this angel a man. If the man is inspired by a right Spirit, his Message will be with God's Word from Genesis to Revelation, proving the Spirit that's ministering to him is of God. What's that Spirit but a revelation? What's the Holy Spirit in you? It's your angel, It's your part of the Logos coming into you, bring your body subject to God's Word for THIS day. Saying "Amen!" to every Word of God's Bible.
If you use a Scofield Bible, and I don't, he has some good notes on angels. You'll find they are seldom Supernatural beings, they don't have wings and are never feminine. The Greek Word "aggelos" (or angelos) means a messenger. Anyone with a message is an angel.
Paul said "Satan himself is transformed into an angel of Light" (II Corinthians 11:14). That's a minister of the Gospel. And I'm persuaded that many ministers of the Gospel are presenting a false light or supposed revelation, and thereby "accursed" as Paul said.
That's why we're taught to "receive the Word with all readiness of mind, then search the Scripture, whether those things are so" (Acts 17:11; Romans 3:4; I Thessalonians 5:21). You'd better prove all I preach or write, and obey what God's Word says do. You make certain you're children of God's Word, because my words will fail.
The seven angels of Revelation 2-3 who unfolded the revelation for the saints in each of the Seven Church Ages were men. Their names were Paul, Irenaeus, Martin, Columba, Martin Luther, John Wesley, and William Branham. The angel to whom Jesus revealed the mystery of the Book of Revelation was the angel to the Seventh Church Age, William Branham. We know this to be so because the Book was sealed from the foundation of the world until Jesus Christ opened and revealed its contents after the close of the Laodicean Church Age.
If we trace this angel of Revelation 1:1 right through the Book of Revelation we'll see he was the prophet-messenger to the Seventh Church Age who refused to be worshipped (Revelation 22:6-9). The epistles of Peter and Jude speak of the angels who kept not their first estate in the Word and will face the judgment. These too are men—the non-elect, who must face the judgment. When we spoke on Hebrews one and two, we found that those "angels" were David and the Old Testament prophets.
I've spoken about the cherubim, seraphim and Supernatural angels in previous Messages. I think we spoke about them in the series on Ezekiel. I understand most of these things are symbols and believe such as the horses and chariots of Fire around Elisha and Gehazi were also symbols manifesting God's Presence and His omnipotence as a consolation to His elect.
Those who don't hear the Master's Voice are NOT His sheep. They're following a ministering spirit God fore knew would become a fallen angel. What is an angel? It's a ministering spirit. It's message is either a revelation from God or it's the seed of discrepancy. This brings us to hybreeding or serpent's seed.
In the natural, the serpent's seed> is Cain and his descendants who spring from a union of the Devil-incarnate serpent that was a man-like creature before God changed every bone in his body, and Eve. God's Word is Spirit and Life. The serpent was a manifested Word of God. Eve was a continuation of the manifested Word as she was taken out of Adam. But her bastard son, Cain, was the hybrid of a human being, Eve, and an animal called the serpent. Not a Word.
A word is a thought when it's expressed. Cain was NOT Word, never in God's creative thinking. Therefore he was not Spirit and he was not Life. Cain and his offspring can not be redeemed. Now I want you to think on that, because it means that most of earth's human population is non-redeemable. Yes, the serpent's seed is human, because it has a soul (Genesis 1:11). But it is not God's creation and therefore cannot be redeemed. The word "redeem" means to "buy back" or "recover what was lost". The serpent's seed was never in God's creation. Neither were the "Apostle's Creed" so-called, the catechism, Trinities, or water baptism in three Titles.
The natural types the Spiritual. Spiritual serpent's seed are what Paul calls the "children of disobedience." Their natural pedigree is perfect. So was Judas Iscariot's. It runs right back through Noah to Adam and to God. But as the serpent beguiled and seduced Eve, their minds have been deceived by man-made reasoning added to God's Word. They've listened to a fallen angel and become a false prophet of his message.
Jesus said in Matthew 24:24 that it is impossible for the elect to be deceived on the revealed Word of God. I went to church schools and to Sunday school, but for thirty-three years I was deceived on the Word of God because I'd never heard the truth. Once the faith was revealed to me, I quickly rejected denominational part-Word. Those who truly are "His sheep" can't fail to recognize the call of the Chief Shepherd. Once born-again, they can't commit sin, or disbelieve the revealed Word (I John 1:9; 5:18).
The spoken Word of God is the original Seed (Luke 8:11) so when we hybrid It by adding some carnal reasoning here or doubting It's power and authority there, It's no longer God's Word which is Spirit and Life, it's become DEATH. Jesus said, "You've made the commandment of God of none effect by denominational traditions" (Matthew 15:6; Revelation 22:18-19).
God's Word is THUS SAITH THE LORD. The hiss of the serpent is "so close to the faith it would deceive the very elected if that were possible." But the elect can't receive spiritual serpent seed.
Let's take two examples of spiritual serpent seed or hybridizing of God's unchanging Word. If some one tells you must be baptized under water in "the Name of the Father, and in the Name of the Son and in the Name of the Holy Ghost," that's the hiss of the serpent and you know the man with that message is a false teacher.
Nowhere in the Bible was anyone ever baptized in the name of "Father, Son, Holy Ghost." It's in no history of the early Church. It's a dogma that began with the Catholic church when pagan Rome became Papal Rome. That's when they changed God into a trinity, changed from baptizing to sprinkling and pouring, and changed from the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ to three of His many Titles. Speaking of Luther's Church Age that came out of the Dark Ages of Romanism, Jesus said under the inspiration He gave John on the Isle of Patmos, "You have a Name that you live, but you're dead." "Father, Son, Holy Ghost" is a dying name. We're to do all things giving thanks in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Fortune tellers work and evil spirits travel in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Witches call it the three high names. They kneel before statues in Catholic churches, and cast spells on their neighbors and so forth. The Catholic church burnt them to death, cut out their tongues and burnt out their eyes with red hot pokers. So did the early Anglican church.
Spiritualism works through Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, and Roman Catholicism is the highest form of spiritualism. Brother Branham once stood in a meeting where witches were working. He said they threw a table into the air, and it floated around while a guitar played. He said, "That's wrong; it's of the Devil." They wanted to put him out. When he said, "You're wrong," the spirit professing to be God, spoke back saying, "This man is an unbeliever."
(I've experienced the same reproach in Charismatic and Pentecostal meetings (so-called). One group even cursed me in tongues).
He said, "I'm an unbeliever of this stuff, because it's not of my Lord. This is witchcraft, It's of the devil. Now I'll try that powerful name that I've been baptized in." He said, "In the name of high heavens tell me the truth"; but It wouldn't even answer him. He said, "In the name of the holy church tell me the truth"; He wouldn't answer. He said, "In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost tell me the truth"; and He wouldn't answer. But when he said, "In the Name of Jesus Christ tell me the truth", the table dropped to the ground.
The Name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost is LORD JESUS CHRIST, and until you're baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ you are not baptized in the Name (singular) of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost as Jesus commanded. Check your Bible. Compare Matthew 28:19; Luke 24:47, Acts 2:38-39 and Ephesians 4:5.
Father, Son and Holy Ghost are three Offices or dispensation claims of One God Who is One Person according to the First and the Great Commandments (Exodus 20:2-3; Deuteronomy 6:4). There was no Trinity in the days of Moses. There was no Trinity in the days of our Lord Who said, "We Jews know WHAT we worship, for salvation is of the Jews" (John 4:22). There was no Trinity in the days of Paul who declared, "After the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets" (Acts 24:14). And there's no Trinity today.
Every pagan nation tribe and tongue has worshiped the same Trinity of gods on this side of the Flood since the Tower of Babel. When Israel adopted Trinitarianism God sent the Assyrians who destroyed the kingdom. When Judah adopted Trinitarianism, Nebuchadnezzar took them captive. Soon He'll send Russia upon the rest of us.
If you study Church history you will discover the Trinity doctrine was introduced into Christendom at the First Nicea Council where the Roman Catholic church was organized. Those Christian ministers who traveled to Nicea departed before the Council sat when they could not persuade Arius and his Unitarians and Athanasius and his Trinitarians to repent and go back to the Word. There were few if any Christian ministers at that Council.
We should read this history as Scripture commands us to "prove all things, hold fast that which is good." Unless we check out these things for ourselves, we're resting our eternal security on the words of some minister like me, or some denominational fairy tale.
God winked at much of this ignorance, and Jesus was a Mediator for the elect so long as the Bible was sealed with Seven Seals. Since Jesus claimed the Book and tore open those Seals, revealing their mystery through His prophet, William Branham, in 1963, Christ is no longer a Mediator. Part-Word and a Mediator was done away when that which is perfect—the fullness of the Word, returned through the revelation of the Seven Seals (I Corinthians 13:10). Now He's a Judge.
What is Satan's kingdom? Anything contrary to the Word. Eve missed just one Word. One Word contrary to God is the kingdom of Satan. Brethren, we've got to make our election and calling sure, and the only way we can do that is by matching our understanding and our lives with God's unchanging Word. The elect can't be deceived and will always receive correction by God's Word. Those who refuse correction by the Word are not His children. Paul said "If you're without chastisement, whereof all of the elect are partakers, then you're bastards, and not sons of God" (Hebrews 12:8). Spiritually, you're Serpent's seed. Your spiritual father is Satan, and not God the Word.
In Deuteronomy 23:2-3 we see, "One born of incest or adultery (ie. a forbidden marriage) shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD (or the election); nor any of his descendants forever. An Ammonite or Moabite shall never enter the congregation of the LORD". The Ben-ammi and Moab were Lot's children by incest with his two daughters. (Although his wife, Ruth, was a Moabitess, the family of Boaz, including his wife, was considered Israelite because according to the Law of the Torah (contrary to the Talmud), the children followed the father not the mother).
Taking this law to Nebuchadnezzar's dream recorded in Daniel two, we find ourselves in the days of the feet of iron mixed with clay, which is Papal Rome. That streak of iron ran down the legs of the Eastern and Western divisions of the Empire to every nation under heaven. But as iron will not mix with clay, Catholicism has not been universally accepted anywhere.
They intermarry to try to break the power of the other religions as the Bible foretold. If you marry a Catholic, you must promise to raise you children in the Catholic religion. Then the sins (or unbelief) of the parents will be visited upon the children (Exodus 20:4-6). They'll be spiritual serpent seed, not in the election.
Isn't Rome called "the great whore"?">? And her Protestant daughters, "harlots"? Won't the children of the harlot churches be spiritual bastards whose father is not God the Word, but the Devil's creeds and traditions, false baptisms and trinities? Sure! Then they'll not enter the congregation of the Lord (Deuteronomy 23:2-3).
As God raised up Nebuchadnezzar to destroy Israel when they failed to walk with Him, He is now raising up Russia to avenge the saints of the blood shed by the Catholic church. And Protestant churches are returning back into union with Rome to kill all who refuse her false Trinitarian doctrine during the Tribulation (Revelation 13:11-18). It's the mark of the beast, and they'll force it.
The NWO that Communists (Zionists), and the financial oligarchy are trying to stitch together through miscegenation to destroy the white and colored peoples, and their killing of nominal Christians by UN agencies through treaties, wars, famine, AIDS, Legionnaires, Polio and other diseases will not come to pass. The elites among them really are determined to drastically depopulate the world and return it to serfdom. Yes, they believe they are the master race, or chosen people. And yes they were the ones who set-up Nazism and Communism. But Rome will rule this world.
The false church is calling for revival but God promised apostasy. Read II Thessalonians 2, II Timothy 3 and 4 or Revelation 3:14-22. Whenever God has a revival, He separates His people from the mob. For strait is the gate and narrow the way that leads to Life. That sure demonstrates Rome and her (once) Protestant daughters are the broad way that leads to destruction and the Lake of Fire. They're uniting together against the Word. Read Revelation 2:21-24, 19:20 and 20:10 if you would like to discover their destiny. Then read Matthew 25:1-13, I Thessalonians 4:16-5:14 and II Thessalonians 2:1, Revelation 10:1-7 and 18:4, to learn what God has been doing with His true Church.
God visits the iniquity of the fathers on the children, and Christ magnified the Law. He said, "Moses taught 'You shall not murder', but I say whomsoever is angry with his brother without cause shall be in danger of the judgment. You've heard them say of old times, "You shall not commit adultery," but I say whosoever looks upon a woman to lust after her, has committed adultery already". If the Protestant churches go along with Roman doctrine and say nothing about it, they're acting just like the mother church and the sins of the mother will be visited upon her Protestant daughters.
The Seed of the righteous has just about run out. Try the Word test. Try speaking with people about these things. Try talking to ministers about going back to the Bible, about the true Oneness of the godhead—not this UPC "Jesus Only" nonsense or the three-in-one god idea of the pagans. Try talking to people about Scriptural water baptism, of miracles and a prophet in our day. They'll tell you that their church doesn't believe in such, so they're bastard children to God. Spiritual serpent's seed.
The seed of the serpent—natural and spiritual—is accumulating faster and faster ready for its annihilation in this atomic age. But just before that, God has set before us an open door. A way of escape. A great Light on His Word.
Come out of Babylon, and be filled with the Spirit! bb840425.htm