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11 Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called: 2 Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied. 3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
2Notice that Jude is writing to the elect of God, and tells them of the love and peace and mercy that are ours, given to us by God and His Son. But then he tells us that he feels a need to exhort us to be on our guard, because we will have to earnestly contend for the faith, the revelation that was already delivered to us who are the sanctified people of God. In the next verse he tells us the reason why we must earnestly contend for the faith.
3Now, this contending for the faith sound like the instructions of a coach who is telling his boxer or wrestling student that he will have to contend for the faith as though it is the world title. But what he is in fact doing is like a coach he is saying if you wish to hold onto your prize, your reward, you are going to have to work for it, because there are some who have come in among you and are willing to take it from you.
4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
4Notice this warning is due to men who have crept in, so we must ask crept into where? Well we will find out in verse ten, people he tells us they have crept into our love feast on the Word of God. In other words, men who have crept into this message.
5Now, when an animal creeps it is because it is stalking its prey. Babies crawl, but crawling and creeping are two different things. One is out of weakness and the other is out of stealth. so we see the purpose and motivation of this creeping in, it is to make a prey out of the saints of God. Not only to take what is yours from you, but to destroy you in the process. Notice they have crept in unawares. That means they did it with stealth. Warlike stealth.
6Now, listen brothers and sisters, we are at the end-time and we should no longer be babies on milk, but we should be teachers, fully mature and able to teach others. And it still surprises me the kind of questions I get from all over the world, of people who have sat in this Message for 20 and 30 years and who still have no clue as to when someone has come along to dupe them.
7If we should know one thing, it is that we are supposed to try every spirit to know whether they even be in the Faith, That is what John taught us in 2 John. But if you don't yet know what this Message is all about after 20-30 years, when will you ever know it? It's time that you stop all your worldly activities and start studying this message to know the Truth, for the Truth will set you free.
9Perhaps it is time again for me to test you after having given you a 15 year break, to see if you have a passing knowledge of this Message or not. How many remember the tests I used to give you? Well, perhaps I should do that again.
Anyway, Jude tells us these men who creep in unaware into this message will turn the grace of our God into lasciviousness, (that's sexual desire, "if God can't forgive that sin what can he forgive. That's what they call grace, but God's Word calls it lasciviousness). and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ 5 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.
10Now, here is the warning. He's talking about a people who left Egypt as a type of the nominal church system to follow the pillar of fire, and yet he reminds us that God destroyed all that did not believe. So we know that the time of the wilderness Journey was the time of trials and testing to weed out all unbelievers before the children could enter into the land of promise. And if God did that during the first Exodus, what makes us think this exodus will be a cake walk. So we are warned that the way God uses to weed out this time will be no different than the first Exodus. Men like Dathan and Korah and Abiram, all who were ministers, and they came into the Called out group at the first Exodus and they caused the people to sin by teaching them to doubt and disbelieve God's prophet Moses. So too we can expect the same thing right here in this Third Exodus.
126 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, (in other words, they went out from among them because they were not of them) he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.
147 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
15Notice again further warnings, concerning the spirit of fornication, and we know that idolatry and adultery (which is the same act as fornication) are just the same spirit, One in the natural and the other in the spiritual.
22Now, the word dominion speaks of those who have the rule over you as the apostle Paul said in Hebrews 13:7 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.
23and again in verse 17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.
25So Jude is telling us they will despise those that God has placed over them to watch out for their souls just like Dathan and Korah desised the leadership God gave to Moses and Joshua. Why? because they don't want anyone to tell them what God expects from them in their conduct, and they certainly don't want a man who preaches to their soul instead of to their head.
26And finally Jude says here they speak evil of dignities (Doxa). Now it is interesting here when we see the English word dignities, we would normally think that he is speaking of a person, but the Greek word is doxa, which means the opinions, values, and judgments held by those persons God placed in charge to watch over their souls.
27But these men, when they speak evil, that word is bleptophema which means they blaspheme the very doxa of God, and thus they blaspheme God himself. For God and His Word are the same.
Therefore these despisers are blasphemers of the Word of God, the doxa of God, the very values and opinions of God. Therefore we see when God says no unbeliever will be allowed in heaven, they say, "if God can't forgive that sin what can he forgive?" And thus they speak evil of the values of God and turn His grace into lasciviousness.
29Now, this morning we will look at some more attributes of these children of disobedience. We already have established several attributes that both the Elect of God, the obedient children, and the other seed, the children of disobedience have in common.
Not only are they both religious, but they both worship God, they both make sacrifice to God, and they both sincerely desire to be saved, and they both claim to believe the Word of God, and thus both sit at the same table of the Lord, The same revival Word.
In continuing in the book of Jude we pick up at verse 1:10 But these (1) speak evil of those things which they know not:
30Again we see they blaspheme things they know not. Now, the word blaspheme simply means they speak with intent to harm. And we've already seen they blashpeme the doxa of God, or speak against the ones with the doxa of God worth intent to harm them, for as God said to Samuel when the people wanted a King, God said, they are not rejecting you Samuel, but they are rejecting me.
33And what do brute beasts know except their physical sexual desire has to be fulfilled before anything else. That is contained in what Freud called the "id" which is the very basic survival instincts. And that is why every time men come against God's Word their actions always end up in some sexual manifestation. It did so in the garden at the beginning, and it will do so at the end. Just open your eyes.
3411 Woe unto them! for they have (3)gone in the way of Cain, and (4) ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and (5) perished in the gainsaying of Core. - 12 These are (6) spots in your feasts of charity, (7) when they feast with you, (8) feeding themselves without fear:(9) clouds they are (10) without water, (11) carried about of winds; (12) trees whose fruit withereth, (13) without fruit, (14) twice dead,(15) plucked up by the roots; 13 (16) Raging waves of the sea, (17) foaming out their own shame; (18) wandering stars, (19)to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.
35Now, before we go into the individual attributes of each seed, the Elect and non elect, I would like to first examine these 19 attributes that Jude is telling us here concerning the non-elect children of disobedience. So we will look at all these attributes that Jude tells us here and examine each.
37Now, we know there are ten commandments God gave to mankind, in which Jesus said all ten are summed up in one commandment, and that is that we should love our neighbor as ourselves. One of the ten says, Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor. But here Jude speaks of these Children of disobedience as having an attribute that not only speaks evil of others, but of things they have no clue what they are talking about. So they willingly speak evil against things they know nothing about.
38"But these speak evil of those things which they know not:" Now, the things they know nothing about are the things of God. And the reason they know nothing about the things of God is because only those who have the Spirit of God can know the things of God.
391 Corinthians 2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: 8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God knows.
40Therefore unless you have been born again and filled with the Spirit of God, the best you can do is guess, but as the scripture says, "Ever learning but never able to come to the knowledge of the truth."
41That's why Paul says, 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. 16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
42How often I have seen this among the so called Christian churches in this day. Many speaking against God's prophet saying his doctrine was false when if they had been just able to read the Word of God without their denominational pre-filters, they would have known that all he taught came directly from Scripture.
43Brother Vayle always would say, "an Ex Catholic or ex rank heathen stands a better chance of understanding this Message than people coming to this Message from a Baptist or Pentecostal background, because at least the ex-Catholic was never taught Scripture wrong, because they weren't taught Scripture, they were only taught tradition, and pointed to the church, and the heathen comes with no prior Bible training at all so he and the ex-Catholic can actually read the Scriptures and Message without having to bypass an old filter in their minds that was taught Scripture wrong."
44So we see that Jude warns us that these men will "speak evil of those things which they know not". And I have had to fight that same spirit in meetings all over the world when men because they were indoctrinated into the Oneness theology, they can not seem to grasp what the prophet and Bible teach concerning the relationship between the father and son. And having fought that battle for a couple decades overseas, it was nothing new when to me when I had to do the same with men who claimed to believe the doctrine as we do, but who also cast aside the promise of John 14 and tried to make it a promise not for the Elect of God but for only one elect person, thus taking away from the Word of God. But when you understand Twins, you will be able to recognize that spirit by the Scriptural identifiable characteristics, and by the time we finish this series on Twins you should be able to identify many different attributes of the children of disobedience when you see it manifested in this message and elsewhere.
48Now, John 14:12 may seem like foolishness to some, but if God promised it, then it's up to him to produce it, and all we have to do is die to self and let God be God. He can use whomever He wishes to do whatever He wills. It's not our business to do anything but to die to self and yield to God. Even Jesus said "the son can of himself do nothing, but whatsoever the father doeth the son doeth likewise".
49How's he going to do it? I have no clue, but that's not our business to know how, it's our business to Know Who. "For without God" the Bible says, "you can not do anything". But "greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world". and He also promised, that "God is working in you both to will and to do."
50Expectation 61-0207 P:27 If God promised to heal, let's make ready for it. If Jesus said, "The works that I do, shall you do also," let's make ready for it. Move out everything; get ready. We're right in time. So just, now, it'll seem foolish. Now, you say, "Well, how's it going to happen in a day like this and when all this..." I don't care what anything contrary is to that, it's wrong. We can't see it; I see no hope of it, look like. But if God said so, let's do it anyhow, 'cause God said so; it'll happen anyhow. I'm expecting it. I believe Jesus is coming. Science is proving they can take a little pollen from something and some mucus, and put something in it and so forth like this, and they can almost make human life, they claim. Oh, they're so smart they can--got a sputnik up in the sky and a human heart beating in it. That don't bother me a bit. They say, "Well, one of these days you'll find out all the religion you're talking about is crazy." No, I won't. Jesus will be here. We'll have a millennium. We'll go home to glory. I'm expecting it, so I'm preparing for it; I'm waiting for it every day being ready. "When will He come?" I don't know, but if He isn't here today, I'll be looking tomorrow. I'm expecting it, just 'cause He said so, and I live daily under those expectations. That's right. You must have expectation, certainly. Noah did.
51Attribute number 3. 11 Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain,
Now, Cain as we know offered to God a Word for another season. His sacrifice was a harvest offering, and it spoke of resurrection, but there was not atonement made yet for their sinful nature. And when Abel talked to Cain concerning the necessity of the innocent lamb to be slain, Cain rose up and killed him. And then Cain went out from the presence of the Lord. And brother Branham said you can kill a man with more than a bullet or knife.
52Hebrews Chapter 7 part 2 57-0922 P:55 And you people with these saw-blade tempers, that's always spouting off in the mouth at somebody, can't put up, and things like that. Be careful. You're guilty if you speak a word against your brother that's not right, not just. Go around and tear down... You don't have to stick a knife in a man's back to kill him; you can break his character and kill him, kill his influence. Speak against your pastor here, say something bad about him, you just might as well have shot him; told something that wasn't right about him, well, it'll kill his influence with the people and things like that, and you're guilty of it. What Jesus said.
54Now, what was the error of Balaam? He thought he could get the people together. After all they were kin were they not? Was not the children of Moab cousins to the children of Abraham? Moab was the son of Lot by his own daughter and so they were cousins. So is not that spirit that says blood is thicker than water the same spirit?
55Earnestly contending for the faith 53-0614A P:50 Now, Balaam, or Balak, rather, the king of Moab, he wasn't a infidel. He was a believer. Sure he was. And Balaam wasn't a infidel. Balaam, the prophet, he was a believer. But here's two sets of believers, them same spirit, like Cain and Abel, they'd come right down again. Now notice, here was a man, the king of Moab said, "Come down and curse this people," believers cursing the believers. Now, Balak come down, got up on the hill, and Balaam showed him the most--uttermost parts.
56And notice Balaam showed Balak the hinder parts of Israel, in other words, he exposed to Balak the king, the human side of Israel, but he failed to see the Pillar of fire, and the Supernatural Presence of God in the camp of Israel.
57There are basically two doctrines every camp in this Message has joined themselves to today. Either the doctrine of Balaam that says we are all one, or the doctrine of Christ that says "I and my Father are one". So as Joshua said, "you must choose you this day whom you shall serve, but as for me and My house we shall serve the Lord. "
59Now, the gainsaying of Core or Korah as spelled in the Old testament, was his working up the people against the prophet Moses, saying we are all the same, and Moses is nothing special. we are the five fold ministers and we have every bit a right as Moses to lead the people. But God said, stand aside Moses and he swallowed up Dathan and Koarh and that whole bunch, and I believe we will see the same showdown yet in this Message. William Branham had that showdown in Chicago with the 400 ministers, and I'm no William Branham but I've stood by His side teaching what he taught, and I've had that showdown in Uganda with 230 ministers, and not a one of them dared to come up with their Bibles opened and show where I was not teaching what the Scripture taught or William Branham taught. And before we are through, you will have your mount carmal showdown also brethren, every last one of you. It may not be 400, it may not be 230, but you will be ganged up on because many more are the children of the harlot than she which has a husband.
60We have a sister here that had several preachers and men gang up on her but she held her ground Like Moses did. As one brother in Florida who talked to her and Michal last week told me, she knows more on the Godhead than most preachers he knows. So don't be surprised if the rest of you get ganged up on, that is the way of the natural brute beast. lions hunt in prides, wolves hunt in packs, always trying to take down the lone lamb or the weak, the young or the aged. and that is their nature to pick on the individual. They don't have the courage to face the shepherd face to face, so like cowards they circle the camp looking for a lamb to go astray, and then they pounce on them and they are relentless.
63Five identifications 60-0911E P:104 You got to be in that church, brother, if you make it, for He's coming for a church. Well, what kind of a church? A church that's without spot or without wrinkle. How can we be that? By being dead in Christ, baptized by the Holy Ghost into His mystical Body, and the Blood atonement of the Son of God laying there for us every hour of the day: found blameless, that's the church, without spot, or without wrinkle. He chose us in Him, and put our names on His Book. The Bible said that "Jesus Christ was the Lamb slain... Nineteen hundred years ago? How far? The Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
64Thirst 65-0919 P:54 The people that He was going to have in this day, "the church without spot or wrinkle," don't mean a denomination; it means the persons, the individuals without spot or wrinkle. "Be two in the bed, I'll take one and leave one; two in the field, I'll take one and leave one." But when God, that holy thirst to be like Him, and then you see that His Word is in you, vindicating Itself, that you are God's servant... Whatever God says, you just toe right up to it, then you're coming through the right process then to satisfy that holy thirst that's in you.
65God keeps His Word 57-0407M P:54 He wants a Church without spot, without wrinkle. He wants a Blood-washed bunch of people. He wants a people that'll cling to, or stand on His Word, and say, "That's God, eternal Truth; It was meant for me and I believe it."
And notice attribute number 7. when they feast with you,
67True vine and the false vine 55-0607 P:30 Here's the false vine; here's the true vine. And they're both growing side by side. Did you realize, that Judas Iscariot was treasurer of the church, out of the same tribe of the Lord Jesus? He was a big man, brothers with the rest of them, set in the same pew, sang the same songs, worshipped the same God, preached the same Gospel, and was Judas? Do you realize that same spirit moves right up through the church? But where Judas showed his colors was at Pentecost, just before Pentecost, before they really got borned again.
68Seal of God 61-0216 P:27 Even in the ark, there was the dove and the crow in the ark. Both of them birds, both of them could fly, both of them... You know the crow is a hypocrite. He is, he's just a dirty hypocrite. Now, a crow can set down over there on a old dead horse, and just eat, and caw, and flop his wings, and have a big time. That poor little dove can't get near it. Why? It hasn't got any gall. See? It couldn't digest it. If it'd eat that it would die. But the crow can set there and eat dead horse a half a day, go out in the field and come home and eat dinner with wheat, the crow with the dove. He's an old hypocrite, is all. Did you ever notice, a dove has no gall of bitterness. Neither does anyone that's baptized with the Holy Ghost. All the bitterness is gone away. They were both in the same ark, like the hypocrite and the real believer in the same church, same denomination setting together, seat--same pew, setting together.
69Jude said they are at the same love feast with you eating at the same table, but like the crow, he can eat anything, but you can't. All you care for is "thus saith the Lord", not thus saith some preacher, you are not interested in that, and neither should you be.
71In His presence 62-0909E P:30 As the old proverbs is, "Fools will walk with hobnailed shoes where Angels fear to trod." That's right. "The fool has said in his heart, 'There is no God.'" When he sees God manifested so perfectly by His Own Word (not by a creed; but by His Word), and then walk right over It and make fun of It, he's a fool. 'Cause that God is the Word, and God's made Himself plain to them, and he's a fool, the Bible said.
72Respects 61-1015E P:25 Over in Ecclesiastes the 12th chapter and the 13th verse, it's written like this. See? "Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep His commandments, for this is the full duty of man." The conclusion of the whole matter is to fear God. And when, you cannot have respects until you have fear. You've got to have fear of God. Solomon said also in the Proverbs that the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom: the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. Now, that don't mean that you're afraid of Him, but that means that you're giving respects and reverence. And when you respect God, you fear God. You fear that you might displease Him in some way; you fear lest you would do something wrong. You wouldn't want to...
73Then we find the Apostle Jude list attribute number 9. he says, "clouds they are"
And the Apostle Paul tells us what clouds represent in the bible.
Hebrews 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
74So clouds represent witnesses, but then we find that Jude describes the attribute of these men as clouds 10. without water,
Now, we know that water in a cloud is rain, and in Deuteronomy 32:2 My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:
75So if these men are clouds (witnesses) without water, they are witnesses without God's doctrine. And being that they have not God's doctrine to hold and keep them, they are tossed about by every wind of doctrine that comes along. And that brings us to attribute number 11. carried about of winds;
76Ephesians 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
78Hebrews Chapter 7 part 1 57-0915E P:111(a) I come back to this little Tabernacle time after time, if God shall spare my life. I want to see you rooted and grounded in that holy faith. I don't want to see you tossed about by every little wind of doctrine come by, ... (b) I want you to be solid on the Word. If it's THUS SAITH THE LORD, stay with It, live with It. That's the Urim Thummim of this day, and God wants you to live by That. If it's not in the Word, then forget about it and live for God, live for Christ.
80And we find in Scripture that men represent trees, the righteous according to Psalms 1: 1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. 3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. 4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
83And brother Branham described this condition of no fruit in his sermon, Getting in the spirit 61-0428 P:31 What we need today is get back to God, get back to the experience, get back. Well, it's in the seventh hour that they recognized that they were out there without fruit: no love. Fussing one another. "You're Oneness. And you're Threeness. And you belong to Assemblies. And you're Church of God. And you're this, that or the other. We won't have nothing to do with you." Calling one another one bad name and the other a bad name.
84Planting the vine and where to plant it 59-0920 P:25 Everything in the desert has a sticker on it. Any little plant you come to, don't get near it; it'll stick you. It's always got its stickers right out ready to stick anything that comes near it. What's the matter? What made it a sticker? Is because it had no water. That's what dried it up. That sticker is a leaf rolled up. For the lack of water, it becomes a sticker. Thus it is with the church today. That when the church gets away from the fountain of Life, when it gets away from the joys of salvation, when it gets away from the Lord God, then that person becomes a sticker, always finding fault, sticking. Don't you...?... me come up. "I'm a Presbyterian, I'm a Methodist, I'm a So-and-so. Don't talk to me about that stuff." A sticker, it has no fruits. You take that same plant, cactus, and put it into a land for a few generations where there's plenty of water, and that sticker will unfold, and will come a soft leaf bearing fruit.
85And attribute number 14. twice dead, Brother Branham describes what makes up this condition in his sermon, Testimony on the sea 62-0720 P:51 Now, that would go right over the top of an unbeliever. They'd never know it. They were predestinated to disbelieve the Word. You believe that? Jude said so. "Men of old, foreordained to this condemnation," to rise up in the last days to disbelieve God's Word. How many knows that's the Scripture? Sure, foreordained of God to be unbelievers. What a pitiful shape. Unbelievers, can't help it, no more than Esau could help being Esau, or Pharaoh being Pharaoh. What a pitiful condition. And if you are a believer tonight in the Word of God, how blessed your eyes are to live in this day to see the glory of God, how it's shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit throughout the world, if you're not so churched together, and wound together by creeds and denominations, that you can't even listen to the Word of God. What a horrible condition to be into: twice dead, plucked up by the roots, not a hope of ever being saved. That's what the Scripture says: so dead that they don't even understand nothing but their creeds.
86If God be with us 61-1231E P:71 These so-called churches around the countries today, say, "Well, where is all the miracles? We'll give a thousand dollars for anybody that will produce a miracle." You, poor, deliberated, backslidden, twice dead, plucked up by the roots, how are you ever going to see a miracle until you become one? Glory. A miracle of God's grace to take an unbelieving doubter and fill him with the Holy Ghost... Jesus said, "Except a man be borned again, he can't even see the Kingdom of God." If you want to see a miracle, become one. Let God work on you first. He's got some overhauling to do, some different lenses to put over your eyes, because you're blind, dead in sin and trespasses, spiritually blind, double dead. That's right. God has to give you Life, touch your eyes so you can see, perform a miracle, and make you a miracle, and then you can see the miracle-working God. That's the first thing.
88Now, remember we just read that the Righteous are like a tree whose roots wither not, because they are drinking from the river of Life, but then these must not have any life in them, and that is what William Branham speaks of when jesus cursed the tree and the life left it and it withered away.
89God's provided way of healing 54-0719A P:41 Now, what happened to that tree? Jesus... How many knows that a tree has a germ of life? Everybody does. If it didn't, it wouldn't live. Now, there was... Now watch, the tree died from where? The roots. The Bible was said it was withered from the roots. Now, in the root was the tree's life. Jesus didn't speak to the leaves, neither did He speak to the branches. He never spoke to the roots, but He spoke to the life. And the life left the tree. The tree was left standing without life. It was withering. Is that right?
90Matthew 13:3 And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow; 4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up: 5 Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: 6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.
93And notice how he ties this attribute together with number 17. foaming out their own shame; And that is what takes place when the winds stir up the waters. They throw up all the garbage that's in the waters onto the beach.
94We would see Jesus 61-0409 P:81 You said, "No man can come to Me, except My Father draws him first." Many will see, and hear, and walk continually in darkness, ordained to this condemnation, as said the Book of Jude. Perverse minds, souls that's wandering like lost stars, raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame of unbelief. To know tonight that we stand in the Presence of the great Holy Spirit, Who brought the Word, Who wrote the Word, Who confirms the Word, and brings Himself Present to fulfill the Word that He has promised...
95In conclusion we hear Jude call them in attribute number 18. wandering stars, 19. to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever. Running from this church to that church, to another and another not knowing where their going. Turning down a vindicated prophet who told us these unstable souls always wondering about this and that.
96Greatest battle ever fought 62-0311 P:40 As the Bible speaks, "Wandering stars (over in the book of Jude), foaming out their own shame..." And we don't want to be wandering stars: wonder if this is right, wonder if that's right, wonder if it will happen, wonder how it could be. Don't wonder, stay like those stars of the heaven as a real soldier at his post of duty. Stand there believing. Life and death...
97And when the mind wonders it begins to wander, and so does the body follow suit. Running here and running there trying to find the truth, and the bible promised this would be the condition at the end time, when they turn down the vindicated truth they end up running to and fro looking for the Word and they won't find it.
98Amos 8:11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD: 12 And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it.
99In his sermon, Power of transformation 65-1031M P:22 brother Branham defines the wandering star as " And that's what we become when we become wandering stars, away from God, just without hope, without God, without, just churning around out in darkness, not knowing where we're going. And God took that great chaos of darkness and transformed it into a garden of Eden (See?) by His Word. That's how we're transformed: by God's Word.