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1This morning before we begin our study of Brother Branham's Sermon, "It is the Rising of the Son. I want to point out that in the Written text and on the Book covers it says, "It is the rising of the sun" as the title. Now I don't usually begin a series from one of brother Branham's sermon by speaking about the title, but I feel I must because knowing those who put this book together used the word s.u.n. because they took it from the Scriptural text, brother Branham used, but in the sermon itself brother Branham makes reference that he is not speaking of the s.u.n but rather the s.o.n. Of God Himself.
2Therefore I believe brother Branham was referring to the Rising of the Son of God, and it is not the solar s.u.n. that he's speaking about, but he is pointing us to the Resurrected Son of God, and The great Spirit that lived in Him being back on the scene. And in order to understand why I have chosen this sermon and its series to be called "Rising of the Son" we have only to skip ahead and look to paragraph 20 to see what this sermon is all about. It is not about the sun but it is all about the SON. and thus the Title should be "The Rising of the SON."
3Rising of the sun 65-0418M P:20 The first time the sun rose in Genesis, it was bringing a message that there will be life upon the earth: mortal life. But this time when the sun rose, there was a--a dual sun-rising, another son-rising. It was a not only s-u-n rising, it was a S-o-n had risen to bring Eternal Life to all God's promised seed, that by foreknowledge He's seen laying upon the earth. No more could the botany life live back there at the beginning without the s-u-n to bring it to life; no more than today, when sons of God is upon the earth, it take the S-o-n Light to bring them to Eternal Life. His chosen ones that He knew before the foundation of the world, He had chosen them in Himself before the foundation of the world. And on Easter morning then, in this dirt somewhere, laid our bodies at that time, for we are the dust of the earth; and in heaven there was a book of memory, and His attributes was in Him, knowing that because this Son of God raised, It would also raise to Life every son that was foreordained to this great time. He knew it would be, and what a more glorious sonrise that was than it was at the beginning, at time when it first dawn.
4Now, the person who transcribed this from the tape keeps using the word s.u.n.-rising instead of son rising, so I have changed the spelling to that which focuses our attention on the Son of God rather than the s.u.n. For s.u.n. worship is pagan, but S.o.n. worship is God ordained.
6Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. 3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. 4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
8Total separation from unbelief 64-0121 P:3 Now, the thought of God's Word calling a total separation... We only know this by as we read the Word and see the Word manifest Itself. Now, in the beginning (Genesis 1:3) we find that there was darkness upon the earth. And the Spirit of God moved upon the water and said, "Let there be light," and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. So the Word of God began to separate the light from the darkness from the beginning, so does it remain to this day.
9Man that can turn on light 63-1229M P:45 And to you men that's listening to this across the world, wherever you may be, there's something wrong with your experience when you say that you love God and refuse His Word. There's something... You refuse the very... No wonder the things can't, the church is in its condition and things cannot be done as God promised, is because you won't even receive the Word or walk in the Light. The Bible said, "Let us walk in the Light as He is in the Light, then the Blood of Jesus Christ God's Son cleanses us from all sin." Sin is unbelief. Then if we are walking in the God-given Light of the hour, then God takes that Word that's given for the hour and vindicates It just like He did in Genesis 1:3. He said, "Let there be light," and light come forth. His Word went forth, and light followed it and it cleared away the mist. And the darkness went to one corner, and the light shined on the other side. That's the way God does today. He sends His Word for this hour, and the Holy Spirit comes and makes that Word live. And the darkness goes onto their creeds and denominations, but Light shines; because it's the Word of God being vindicated that His Word is true. Now, there's nothing fictitious about that, that's just exactly Scriptural. All right.
10Man that can turn on light 63-1229M P:30 "Now, great Light, the Gentiles who set in the regions of the shadows of death, great Light sprang up among them. And Zabulon, the Nephthalim by the way of Galilee of the Gentiles, great Light, they saw a great Light."
1130 continued "Now, light, the first time light, we find it in the Bible, is found in Genesis 1:3. It was God's spoken word made the light. God said, "Let there be light," (Genesis 1:3), and there was light. Now, remember, then light comes by the spoken Word of God. And light is the vindication, or the subject that He has spoke is light. When the light flies, shows that... God said, "Let there be light." There was no light, and He said, "Let there be light." and there was light. That's a proof; the light is a vindication of His spoken Word: same thing today, a vindication of His spoken Word."
Now, let's continue our reading... 5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
12Notice that "God called the Light "Day"." Therefore, we can see that this first Light in Genesis 1:3 is the Son of God, because the Apostle Paul spoke of this light in II Corinthians 4:6, where he said, "For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ."
13Remember, when Paul was thrown from his horse on his road to Damascus, he said, "Who are you Lord, and He said, I am Jesus Whom you persecute". Paul knew right then that he had been persecuting the followers of Jesus of Nazareth, but that Jesus the Christ was more than just a man, because this pillar of fire which led Israel had been living in Him.
16And in the Book of Peter calls Him the "Day Star". II Peter 1:19 ¶ We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the Day star arise in your hearts:
17And remember this Light that God called Day, he also called Morning. Therefore, we also see He is also called the bright and morning star in Revelations 22:16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and Morning star.
19Approach to God 55-0123A E-47 We were singing that when the Morning Star, the Angel of the Lord made It's first appearance over where I was standing in public, for the first time in my life, at the foot of Spring Street in the Ohio river in June '33, as a young Baptist minister, there baptizing.
20In fact Jesus Himself spoke of being this light in John 8:12 ¶ Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
21Now, for those of you who might think I am taking this out of context, brother Branham said in his sermon Door To The Heart 60-0312 e-56 "After His death, burial, and resurrection, Saul of Tarsus, on his road down to Damascus, was stricken down by a light that put his eyes out. For a season he was blind. That same Light was Jesus Christ, which is the Light of the world,"
23Again we see Paul speak of this in II Timothy 1:9, "Who hath saved us, and called [us] with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, 10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light, through the gospel:
24Man That Can Turn On The Light 63-1229M 80 God's Word comes only by the Bible. God's Bible is the printed form of the Son of God, because the Bible said that it is the revelation of Jesus Christ. It's God revealing Himself through Christ, and Christ is the Word. And it takes the Light of God to shine upon that Word to vindicate It, to prove that God still speaks Life, Eternal Life, He speaks... The natural light brings the life. Life only comes by the Light, the Word made manifest--or made flesh...
26Genesis 1:6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. 7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. 8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day. 9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. 10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
28Notice we see separation again, although if you look closely there is a gathering together of water with water and land with land. That means that when God's Word goes forth there is always a separation, even though it may be in the form of a gathering, but that gathering always causes a division to occur.
29Now, the third time God speaks He brings forth Seed Life. And I want you to understand that although some might be critical because preaching Doctrine may seem to be divisive, or causing separation, yet we've shown that it is God's Word that always separates because God's Word is Life. And therefore it is life that causes separation, always.
30Without cells separating and thus dividing you can never have multiplication of cells and thus reproduction or life, for that is the law of life. Therefore there must be separation in order to bring forth life.
32So we find in Genesis 1:11 "And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. 12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good. 13 And the evening and the morning were the third day."
33Now, thus far we have seen that God has given the earth everything it needs to bring forth life. He sent Light, then water, and now seeds. Now, it would not have done God any good to place the seeds in the earth first without Light and water, because Light and water are instrumental in bring forth life and to maintaining life.
34Therefore, without Light and water even if you placed life on earth it would soon perish. So there had to be a deep in order for there to be a deep calling. After God had set in the earth Light and then Water he brought forth the seed life, then he continues with the rest of creation.
3514 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: 15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. 16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. 17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, 18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. 19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
36Notice after he brings forth first of all His logos as a sacred light, he then separates the water and land, and then places all seeds that will ever come forth in the earth at that point. That is before anything else is created including the Sun, moon and stars. And just think of it, in Ephesians 1:3-4 Paul tells us that we were actually chosen out or elected by God before the Foundations of the World to come forth as predestined sons and daughters for adoption and placing of sons.
37Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: 4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: 5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
38Now, it is interesting that as it was at the beginning it will be in the new Jerusalem. God with his First born son, and us as His predestined children. Before the s.u.n. was created, the earth was lit by the glory of God's Logos, the little sacred light that came forth from God, that played before the door of God's Eternity like a child as we have already read from Br. Branham's sermon.
39And we read in the Book of Revelation 21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. And remember without that Light, nothing can come to life.
41Now, in verse 3 we read again, "And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. 3 ¶ And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. 4 And God saw the light, that it was good: And remember, Jesus Himself said "call no man Good but God."
So this light had to be a part of God Himself for God to even call It Good.
42Again we read in verse 5 And God called the light Day. Therefore the first time God speaks we see His Word brings forth a Light. This light cannot be the s.u.n because we see the sun spoken of in verse 14. Genesis 1:14-19 ¶ And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven, to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: 15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. 16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. 17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth 18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. 19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
43I believe, based upon what Brother Branham has told us, this light in Genesis 1:3 is the pre-incarnate Son of God, as we will see in his sermon, Attitude and who is God? 50- 0815 P:18 "I can see Him speak to this world hanging there as an icicle, whatever it was, way away. And He moved it over here. I can see this little Light go out. Now, we got two now. The Father, and out of the Father came the Light, the Son.
44Therefore, we know that the Light that went forth from God was “the Logos” or “a part of God”, which is the Son of God in spirit form, pre-incarnate. And after the light of Genesis 1:3 we later saw in Genesis 1:14-19 an account of the s.u.n. and moon being created.
47And from his sermon, Life 57-0602 E-22 The great fountain of all eternity was that spirit of love, joy, that spirit of honesty, that spirit of trueness in this perfection. And then out of the existence of the Father went the Logos which was the Son, which was the theophany, which was the body of the great Jehovah God went forth in a celestial Body. That's the Logos. The Word spoke out of them great Fountains of Life and went forth. And there was the theophany, which was God made into Word. Then that theophany was made flesh in the Person Christ Jesus.
48Now, you might say, well, "he was before all things, and by Him all things consist", and that is right. Then you say, well when this light came forth, the Bible says that the earth already was in existence. But that is not what it really says in verse 2. It says the earth was without form. Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form, and the word form if you look it up in the Hebrew was translated from the word "tohuw" which means "empty space". In other words it was not created yet. It was in God's mind, but was not clothed upon as yet. And the Bible further explains it as being and void; and that was translated from "bohuw" which means emptiness like a vacuum. So you see to this point there isn't any creation yet. There was only emptiness like a vacuum.
49I remember when brother Vayle as my mentor, have me his sermon notes on the Logos, which he had hand written word by word. I still have them today, and he said in his notes that when God created horse, he said horse was a spirit being. When he created man, man was a spirit being, then in Chapter 2 of Genesis God dressed his created beings with the dust of the earth to bring them into manifestation. But even before they were clothed upon, they still had their nature and characteristics they would have when clothed upon. Because it was the life that was created and that life is invisible until clothed upon.
Verse 1 tells you only that God created the heavens and the earth. And Verse 2 tells you the conditions that were there when God set forth the creation into motion. and darkness (obscurity, absence of light;) was upon the face of the deep (the Hebrew word for deep was "thowm" and it means "an abyss", and an abyss is defined as an immeasurably profound depth or void: So you see there was only nothingness out there. There was not even an atom yet to make anything from.
50From his sermon, Invasion of the USA 54-0509 P:12 brother Branham said, "If we would think, this is the very earth that we're living on, this morning, is the Word of God. That tree is the Word of God. And you, your body, is the Word of God. God spoke it into existence like that, made it from nothing, which had nothing...Did you ever notice the human life, where it come from? One little cell so small that a human eye couldn't see it, only through a great, powerful glass. And out of there come a hundred-and-fifty, two-hundred-pound man. Where did it come from? See? God just spoke it, and it just started by nature, growing, and there it produced just exactly. He spoke every tree, everything into existence. And it's such a wonderful, wonderful thing this morning to view the Word of God.
51I just want to shout right now, I can hardly contain myself. And we were in Him, in His thoughts, in Him as a Royal Seed line, a God Lineage. Oh, my and people want to put fear on you through the doctrines of man.
52The literal transliteration of this is there was an absense of light was upon the face of nothingness. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face (or presence) of the waters (Translated from the Hebrew word "mayim" which means a course, a flood, or a spring. So we see here the thoughts of God beginning to erupt into a stream of life and the first Life He brought forth was His Son through the Spoken Word.). 3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And so God birthed forth His Son, the logos, as brother Branham explained it..
53Hebrews Chapter 1 57-0821 P:4 Now, here's what happened. Oh... Excuse me; I just get on this... This just gets me right where I love it. See? The Logos, and this great Fountain; this great Fountain of Spirit which had no beginning or no end, this great Spirit begin to form in the creation; and the Logos that went out from It was the Son of God. It was the only visible form that this Spirit had. And It was a theophany, which means a body, and the body was like a man. Moses saw It when It passed through by the rock. And he looked at It, said, "It looked like the hind part of a man." It's the same type of body that we receive when we die here, "If this earthly tabernacle be dissolved, we have one already waiting." That was it. And that was the Theophany which was the Son of God. That Son, that Logos became flesh because we were put in flesh. And the Theophany, the Logos, became flesh here among us, and It was nothing else but the dwelling place; for that entire Fountain dwelt in Him. Oh, do you see it? There it is. That was the One that in...
54Now, that is how I view Genesis 1:3 based on what I see a vindicated prophet saying that the first light was the Son of God. Since I am not vindicated you can take it for what it's worth. But at least I am doing my best to align the Scripture with what a vindicated Prophet said. I do not know how you may try to explain this "light", but at least what I see makes more sense from the Scripture than any other explanation I have seen anyone else come up with, because of the meaning of the Hebrew words involved here. And that explains the creation by Him and through Him. And if the Son of God is the Logos which came forth from God, then God Himself had to be Logos as well. Because every seed must bring forth after its own nature. And if the Spoken Word is the Original Seed, and that is a Word seed, then if it produced Logos, it can only be because He (God Himself) is Logos. That is Why St. john said, "In the beginning was the Word (Logos) and the Word (Logos) was with God, and the Word (logos) was God."
55What does it Take to make Christian Life 57-0113 E-42 Now, I want you to notice. In the beginning when God our Father looked over this bleak earth, and it wasn't nothing but one great big ball of water, and God sent the Holy Spirit to the earth, the Logos that went out of God, and It begin to brood over the earth.
56Questions and Answers 64-0823E 1019-108 Now, that Pillar of Fire is the Logos that went out of God, the Logos, which is actually the attribute of the Fullness of God. When God become into a form to where It could be seen, It was the anointing of the great Spirit that went forth, Its condescending, coming down, God, the Father, the Logos that was up over Israel, that... He was holy, could not bear sin. There had to be a blood offering right in Eden. Then that Logos become flesh and dwelt among us; and where this Logos dwelt in a human body, which was the Sacrifice... When man was made in the image of God... And then God came down in the image of man to redeem man; that brought man and God together. Heavens and earth hugged and kissed each other; God and man embraced each other as Fatherhood and Sonship when the Logos became flesh and dwelled among us. Jesus said, "I came from God, and I go to God." Is that right? After His death, burial, resurrection, and ascension, when the body was taken up to set at the right hand of God... Now, I don't mean God's got a right hand; God's a spirit. But at the "right hand" means "in power and authority of God." That in that Name everything in heaven is named after It and subject to It. Everything in earth is named after It and subject to It, a Name above all names, Jesus Christ. Now, this Logos that was in Him, which was the Spirit of God, the Anointing, through the sanctifying grace of the Blood, brought many sons to God, which is anointed with this same Logos.
57Notice Brother Branham tells us that the Logos was God the Father that was above over Israel, and that this same Logos came down and dwelt in His Son, making the Logos separate from the Son, yet dwelling in the Son. Notice also that He said it was the Spirit of God that was in Him and just as it anointed Jesus it anoints others sons. Brother Branham does not speak of this Logos as being some sort of mystical thing, but he calls it the Spirit of God. It is the very Life of God which came into His Son, creating in Him a dual being as we shall see later on in this study.
58We would see Jesus 58-0612 P:55 Look. When He was here on earth, how many knows that that was the Pillar of Fire that followed the children of Israel in the wilderness, that It was Christ, the Angel of the covenant? All right. And how many knows that that was Jesus in Jesus, that same Spirit? Look, when they questioned Him, Saint John 6, calling your...?... attention to it. They said, "You say you're greater than Abraham?" And said, that, "Why, you're only fifty years old, yet."He said, "Before Abraham was, I AM." I AM was in the burning bush. Is that right? A Pillar of Fire... When He was here on earth, He said, "I came from God, and I go to God." Did He say it? And then, if He came from the Pillar of Fire, He returned back to it again. After His death, burial, and resurrection, Saint Paul was on his road down to Damascus and big bright Light struck in his face and blinded him. None of the rest of them saw It. Paul saw It. It blinded him; he fell on the ground. What is this Pillar of Fire, again? "Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou Me?""Who are You, Lord?""I'm Jesus." Is that right?
59Now, this is why some are having trouble understanding there is only "One Lord", and there is not any such thing as "Two Lords". They seem to think that the man Jesus Himself became Lord, but I keep telling them as brother Vayle told us, get your eyes off the vessel and focus on the God who uses the Vessel. We do not call the pillar of fire, Lord, and we do not call the cloud that led the children of Israel Lord. Why would we then call a man Lord when as brother Branham said, The man, the body was not deity but deity dwelt in the body.
60God's gifts always find place 63-1222 P:50 Jesus was Deity in service for death to redeem the world. But what did the world do to it? They refused it. They rejected it. Why? Some of them, a big part of them, did that because this: because He did die. They said, "He couldn't be Deity and die." The man, the body was not Deity, but Deity was in the body. This body has to perish. The very Christ that's in you is the only thing that can raise you up. That's Deity, God in you.
61You ask them "when was Jesus made Christ", because in Acts 2:36 we read, Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ. Notice God made him, so How did God make him Lord has got to be the same way God made him Christ. and they wouldn't dare preach there are "Two Christ's".
63Elisha the prophet 56-1002E P:21 Now, a double portion of Elijah's Spirit come on Elisha, and he done twice the miracles that Elijah did. And a double portion of the Holy Spirit... Now, I want you to notice. Elijah had a robe as a symbol. A robe was what he was wrapped in. And he... It was a symbol of the Holy Spirit. And as he went up... He watched, and the robe fell back from the chariot. And he picks up the robe, and laid it on his own shoulders, and went down to the Jordan, and started doing miracles. And Jesus, the baptism that He had was the baptism of the Holy Spirit, which was in Him, that come on Him at the river Jordan after He was baptized in water. John bare record seeing the Spirit of God like a Dove coming upon Him. And notice. Then when He went up, He sent back the same Robe that He was wrapped in, the Holy Ghost upon the Church. And now, people that believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit and afraid to take Divine healing? When we... And afraid to declare yourself a member or associate among those believers? Why, you should be ashamed. It'd be the greatest honor to know that I have been wrapped in the righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. And He seen fit to do that.
65Making the valley full of ditches 56-0728 P:22 Now, Elijah was that type of man. And when Elisha knew that he was to take his place, Elijah give him a trial. He said, "You stay here, because I'm going to another city." And Elisha knew that he had to watch him. He was inspired. He said, "As the Lord liveth, and your soul never dies, I'll not depart from you." On and on they went until finally the last trial. And they crossed Jordan. He said, "Now, what can I do for you?" He said, "That a double portion of your spirit would come upon me." Now, that seems strange, the spirit of a man coming upon another. "I want a double portion of your spirit." Said, "You've asked a hard thing. But nevertheless, if you see me when I go, you'll have it." So they walked on. And after awhile, the chariots of fire, and horses of fire came down, and Elijah stepped on, and pulled off his robe, and threw it back to Elisha. And he put it on and walked down to the river with a double portion of the Spirit of Elijah, a beautiful type of the Church. Jesus said, "These things that I do, shall you also. And more than this shall you do. Can you be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? Can you drink from the cup that I drink?" Said, "Yes, you will." And a double portion (you see it?) of the Holy Spirit was to come upon the Church. And a double of what Jesus did was to be done by the Church. Oh, where is the faith of the Church tonight? That's afraid, crawled back in the shell like a turtle, hiding. Now, listen. The only thing that you need to do is to come out.
66And I will just say, you think he spoke that in vein? You think he believed himself that he was talking only about himself? You think he had in mind that if the hand did it the rest of the body did it? No, he was talking to the church. Why are people so afraid to stand up as a son of God and walk like Jesus walked, and live like he lived, and talk like he talked, and do the works that he did. So they make a theology to excuse themselves because they don't have what he's talking about. Instead of talking about the promise they bypass the promise through intellectual thought.
67Therefore, if Jesus was anointed and became Christ Anointed when God entered into Him, then when he was made the anointed one, and there is only one Christ, the Anointer Himself, God who is the Only Lord. Then when he was made Lord is when he was made Christ, and we don't say now there are two Christ's? When God entered His Son, the son became the embodiment of God Himself and that is when he, the body became the "Lord Jesus Christ." Not the man was deity, but deity dwelt in the man. get your eyes off the vessel and on to the God who uses the vessel.
68We went over that last week where brother Branham said Lord is the Father, God Himself, Jesus is the name given to God's son, He came in His Father's name, and Christ is the anointing or the Holy Ghost Life.
69Look, brother Branham said in his sermon, QA Hebrews part 2 COD 57-1002 P:90 It's all about God, "So...it's all one great perfect God; it's all one great perfect Christ, one great perfect Church, one great perfect redemption, everything. It comes a trinity, but it's all in one. See? It's not three people, not three this; it's just one Person, one Church, one Body, one Christ, one Lord in you all, through you all, and so forth like that: all one.
70Now, here is brother Branham saying there is one Lord in you and working through you. That doesn't make you and me another Lord.
There's only One Lord who works through any vessel he so chooses. So get your eyes off the vessel and on the God who is using the vessel. That is the problem many message people have, they want to elevate brother Branham to a greater than the son of God almost. Why? Because they do not understand God has used many vessels to show forth His glory, but he will not share his glory with no man.
73Now, if God will not give His Glory to another, then it is obvious that in order to have His Glory, you have to have Him. Then in order for you to reflect His Glory, it must be Christ in you reflecting. See? So what did Jesus mean when he said in John 17:5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.
74God didn't give it to Him, or any other, or his word would be broken, but he had it with God. That is why you can't have eternal Life without having God's own Life in you. That is why those who teach that all that was in the Father he poured into His son, and then they do away with the father, that is so ridiculous. And all that was in Christ he poured into the church so there is no more son, and it's now all in the church. That is so contrary to Scripture. All God had he entered into the son and now the son became God manifested through the flesh of His own Son.
77And of course brother Branham's favorite scripture on this subject, 1 Corinthians 12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
78So It is not giving to another and that other becomes Lord, but God Himself by entering into that vessel, brings Lordship into that vessel as long as God The One Lord is indwelling that vessel. When you say "Lord Jesus Christ" you are speaking of the Father who indwelt His Son, you are not looking at the son Himself as a separate entity who is Lord Jesus Christ.
79Brother Vayle talked with brother Francois from Switzerland and asked him, "what do you immediately think of when you hear the name Jesus". And of course the brother described the bearded man with nail scarred hands called Jesus. But then brother Vayle shows him that Paul met God on the road to Damascus and God said, "I am Jesus whom you persecute." And what Paul saw was God in the form of the pillar of Fire.
81Now, in continuing this thought brother Branham said in his sermon, Future Home 64-0802 49-1 Remember that the Holy Ghost descended on Jesus, which Jesus was a part of the earth. Why? The germ of God, the Life of God was designed in the womb of a woman (That right?), which was the earth. All right. And then the Life of God came in, so He was the beginning of the creation of God.
82and again in Q and A on Genesis COD 53-0729 pp. 26, brother Branham went on to say, "Now, "No man has seen the Father at anytime." No man can see God in the bodily form, because God is not in body form; God is a Spirit. See? All right. "No man has seen the Father, but the only begotten of the Father hath declared Him," I John... See? Now, but notice now, there's nothing; there's just space. There's no light; there's no dark; there's no nothing; it's just seems nothing. But in there is a great supernatural Being, Jehovah God, PP. 28 Now, notice. Then after while I begin to see a little sacred Light begin to form, like a little halo or something; you could only see it by spiritual eyes to look now, while we're looking, the whole church now. We're standing on a great big banister, watching what God's doing. And we'll get right down to this question here and you'll see how He brings it in. Now, no one has seen God. And now, the next thing we begin to see, by eyes of supernatural looking, we see a little white Light forming out there. What is that? That was called, by Bible readers, "Logos," or "the anointed," or "the anointing," or as I was going to say, the part of God begin to develop into something so human beings could have some type of an idea what It was: it was a little, a little Light moving. He... That was the Word of God. Now, God gave Himself birth to this Son which was before there was even an atom or air to make an atom. That was... See, Jesus said, "Glorify Me, Father, with the glory that We had before the foundation of the world." See, way back in yonder...
83Before we go any further, let me say that most people read this wrong. They are reading what brother Branham is saying here with a pre-filter that reads, God gave birth to Himself, but that is not what he said. He said, God gave Himself … And we should ask, “what did He give to Himself?” And the answer is, “birth to this Son”. That is totally different than giving Himself birth. To read it as God giving Himself birth does not even make sense, seeing He already existed. But to give Himself a son by birthing that son forth into existence is altogether different. Now there becomes two involved. One who is God and One who is His Son.
84Again, I want you to notice that brother Branham points out to us that it was a part of God which came forth in this birth process and brought forth a SON. Again, I want you to notice that brother Branham points out to us that it was a part of God , not God birthing Himself, if that were even a reasonable thought, but it was a part of God that came forth from God. which came forth in a process of giving birth to a SON.
85I will restore 54-0809A P:12 Now, then in order to get the basis of this for a few minutes, I believe that everything that is now, began in Genesis. The word "Genesis" is "the beginning." And every cult that we have on the face of the earth today begin in Genesis. Everything that we have today started in Genesis. It's the beginning, or otherwise known as the seed chapter of the Bible where the beginning originated. When God, way back before there was a star in heaven, before there was even light in the skies (That's as far as our little mind could take it.), God was there. All that great space of eternity to eternity, God was setting back in eternity. Then out of God came the Logos, which we would say it, like a little sacred Light that moved out of that darkness, or out of that eternity, as a child playing before the father's house. And in His infinite mind He had the scene what would be at the end from the beginning that He was then. And He... Then He spoke and said, "Let there be." And an atom split yonder in the sky somewhere, and the sun came into existence.
87Rising of the Sun pp. 04-18-6518 Now, the sun, at this rising of the sun... Well, there was a time when the world was laying in utter darkness. It was without form and was void, and it was all covered with water, and was laying there in the dark, dismal, gloomy atmosphere. And the Spirit of God moved upon that water and said, "Let there be light."God had a reason to do that, for down beneath that water there was seeds that He had planted, and it had to have that sunlight to make it live. And the first Light was ever given in the earth was God's spoken Word. The first Light that ever struck the earth was God's spoken Word; He said, "Let there be light." And there was light, that turned darkness into light in order to bring forth a creation of joy and life upon the earth.