1Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And it all comes down to this, "In the beginning God"

2let us pray...

3Now, this morning we will examine the next few paragraphs of brother Branham's in his sermon, The Rising of the Sun (SON). And in it we will delve into the mysteries of Genesis chapter 1 and the God-Seed Life that God placed in the earth to be brought to life at the specified time of God's choosing.

4Let's begin this morning by reading from paragraph 12 of the Rising of the Sun (Son). "Now, as the world today in a memorial service (or at least in United States and this side of the earth, this morning in the churches and throughout) is celebrating a memorial of the greatest triumph that man ever had. I think as Saviour when He died, or as an infant when He was born... (He could not have been here lest being--coming into the earth.) And when He died, certainly He atoned for our sin. But yet, there's been many fine, little babies born, and there's been many men who have suffered and died for a real cause, but there never was one that could raise himself up again until this day.

513 Now, that it is the greatest week in history, the greatest celebration of all times, this Easter is where He proved what He had said. Man can say things, but yet it isn't exactly can be believed upon thoroughly, until it's been proved to be the truth. And as God, Who said, "Prove all things, and hold fast to that which is good," He would not tell you to do something that He would not do Himself. So He proves Who this was that died for our sins. And now, not only is it a memorial day of all these great Easter flowers, and Easter bonnets, and pink rabbits, and so forth, that we've got into, and holy celebrations, which is all right; but this is not the real thing in that way.

614 As people today are trying to say, we should wash feet once a year on Thursday, and on Friday we should take the communion, and all different doctrines of... They argue about whether it should be this day or that day, or whether it should be a sabbath day or the first day of the week or... All these things are just merely tradition. What good would any of it do you, whether you had Lent or not Lent, if there's no Life in you. It's only a memorial, which there's nothing against it, but they have certainly carried out their traditions but left off the main thing. Satan doesn't care how religious you are, or how right you are in your doctrine; if you miss that Life, you're won't come up anyhow. No matter how religious, how good, how many churches you've belonged to or will belong to, it doesn't matter one thing unless you have been born again. Therefore, if God raised up Jesus from the dead, did He raise Him up for a memorial, and is this resurrection morning only a one day in the year or a certain day that we celebrate this, or are we benefactors of His resurrection? What does it mean to me? What does it mean to you? Now, we believe by faith that He raised from the dead, but what has that got to do with me? That was two thousand years ago.

715 Now, to find this text, as I was tired, and my arm hurting me from shots that the nurse gave me for... Leave overseas now, as you know, in a few days, and I must have these shots, son and I; and with cholera, yellow fever and everything, I was pretty weary, making me sick; which Caesar requires to have these shots before you go into the other nations. And He said, "Give Caesar that which is Caesar's, but then, give God that which is God's." And as I was setting there wondering what would I speak to this waiting audience this morning (which I am very thankful for), and men and women who would lay their life on the line for what you would say, how should I do it? What should I take for a text?

816 And then, while I was setting there almost asleep, my door rattled out on the front side of the house. Nobody being there but myself, as far as I knew, I listened; I didn't get it just right. After while, the den room door, where I have turned into my study, it rattled; and someone kept shaking the door. And I went to the door and opened the door, and to my surprise a pretty, little, yellow-haired, blue-eyed girl stood there; looked like a little Easter flower (that's setting here looking at me now). She handed me a card, and it was the ('course, I guess when I get home there'll be Easter cards and so forth, but...) the only one, being leaving home, that I'd received. And she said, "Brother Branham, this is from daddy and me." She wanted to be sure that "me" was in it. And her arthritic father setting in a wheelchair had sent this card.

917 When I took it and thanked the little darling, as she turned and walked away from the door, I opened up the card; and in the form of this card I drew my text, for on the card was the St. Mark 16:1 and 2: "Sun-up, the sun was rising."And then I thought of that and then the subject of the quickening of Jesus Christ to be raised up from the dead, I drew my subject.

1018 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.

1119 Then the Spirit of God, as It moved with love and compassion at that great day, the first day of the dawn of creation upon the earth, the sun rose and swept across (its rays) and dried up the waters from the earth and made an atmosphere above; and for its first time it was to bring joy and life to the earth by a seed. That was a great hour. But oh, it wasn't nothing, that sunrise, like the sunrise on that Easter morning. This time, with the sun leaping into the skies, it brought forth a greater sunrise then ever; because it came greater news with this sunrise, than it did with the sunrise at the beginning. This sunrise brought a news that "He is risen. He is quickened from the dead as He's promised. He's risen from the dead."

1220 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 dual sunrising, another sun-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 sunrise that was than it was at the beginning, at time when it first dawn.

13Ok, we've read about 8 paragraphs now, and we have a lot on our plate this morning, so let's begin to look at just what brother Branham was telling us here.

14Now, you notice his theme is LIFE. Son of God Life.

15Notice brother Branham speaks of the Life that every son has that comes from the Father and to us through the Son of God. In order to understand what he is saying here we must first understand the principle of "God-Life".

16We find the beginnings of Life spoken of in Genesis, chapters 1 & 2. In Genesis 1:11, we see God establish the Law of Life or the Law of reproduction which says, "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."

17Therefore, God established this law that every seed must bring forth after its own kind which means after its own nature.

18Demonology The Physical Realm 53-0608 A the life makes the first cell which was a germ, then everything after its nature, dog after dog, bird after bird, man after man, developing cells, cell on cell, cell on cell, comes up to where you are, human being, developing of cells. Now, that was ordained of God to be so.

19Trying to do God a service 65-1127B 335 If you were ordained from the beginning of the earth to that Word, every Word will come right on top of the Word. Like a human cell will not have one human cell, and the next the cell of a dog, and the next the cell of a cat; it'll be human cells. But it's got to have a cell first to start with. Is that right? say, "Amen." [Congregation says, "Amen."--Ed.] Well, if it is the Word cell to start with, the other Word cells are ordained to make it a full body.

20Therefore, after God establishes the Law of reproduction in Genesis 1:11 He then begins to bring forth Life in the earth. Finally we see God create man in His own image (verse 26-27) and in chapter 2, we see God bring forth a manifestation of this created Life form. God forms a body to express this Life and then breathes into this form the breath of Lives.

21I Corinthians 15:38 But God gives it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body.

22I Corinthians 15:40 There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.

23Now as we examine this God-Life, let's go back to the very beginning of the Book of Beginnings. We begin by watching the Spirit of God hover over the earth and we first hear Him speak in Genesis 1:3-12.

24Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. (Now, brother Branham said this could have been a million Billion years ago. In the beginning God created the earth period.)

25Notice it all begins with...Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God

262 And the earth was without form, (Notice the earth was without form, the Hebrew word for form is tohuw, and it means an empty space. Then if the earth was without form, then it did not physically exist at this time. It existed only in the mind of God. Then the Scripture adds) and void; (which was translated from the Hebrew word bohuw which means a vacuity, emptiness. So we see there was just nothing there at this time. God thought it, and at this time the earth was still a thought) and darkness was upon the face (Paniym the presence) of the deep (thowm abyss).

27Let me read this in an expanded translation, And the earth was an empty space, a vacuity of emptiness, and darkness was in the presence of the abyss. In other words, there was just nothing there to begin with, and the earth was still at this time in the mind of God the creator.

28And never forget even before the beginning, or before the foundations of the earth, before the creation took place, God set forth to honor His son through His death for all sons as we see in Revelations 13:8 "the lamb was slain before the foundations of the world." and it was at this same time frame which was before the foundations of the world that God predestined us to the adoption of sons as we see in Ephesians 1:3-5 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,

29So while we were being predestined to adoption, the eldest son was being predestined to die, so we might receive our inheritance. So the very beginning of the bible is God testifying of the love of His eldest son for all sons and his willingness to go to the cross so that we might share in his inheritance. And it begins, with God telling us the story of His Son as we will see as we progress through the first chapter.

Now, let's continue, And the Spirit (the breath) of God (The breath of elohiym-the self existent One,) moved upon the face (presence) of the waters (mayim, the seed thoughts. The Hebrew word mayim actually means flood of waters, but is used in some placed as the word semen. So this gives us the thought that these semen or seed thoughts of God were there, and the Spirit of God moved upon those seed thoughts.) Therefore we see Elohiym breathed upon the presene of mayim- the seed thoughts

30Then notice the very first time God speaks he brings forth light, 3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

31Notice he spoke it and then it was.

32Works is faith expressed 65-1126 P:65 Like God in Genesis 1, He said, "Let there be light. Let there be this. Let there be that." Created man in His Own image, image of God created He them, male and female, and there was nothing on the earth yet. Then we find out in Genesis 2 here He made man in His Own image. There was no man to till the soil, after the rest the creation. What was it? It's His Words; He was speaking It. And when He spoke, He said, "Let there be light." There might've not been light for eight hundred years afterward, might not have been no light, but He said It. And as long as He said It, "Let there be a palm tree. Let there be an oak tree. Let there be this," them seeds was forming down beneath that water. That's right. And in the season, in the time, in its own season, it brought forth. It can't fail; it's God's Word. It just can't fail; It'd been expressed.

33Things that are to be 65-1205 P:20 Before the foundation of the world... Some people mix Genesis up there when they said, "God repeats Himself." No, it's just your misunderstanding. See, God at the beginning, He said, "Let there be. Let there be. Let there be." The world was just dark in a chaos. Even when He said, "Let there be light," there might've been hundreds of years before light ever sprung in; but when He spoke it, it has to come to pass. It must be that way. See? And He spoke His Word. Them seeds was beneath the water. When He dried off the earth, then the seeds come up. What He says must come to pass. He said through the prophets... I referred to it last evening. Like, we take Isaiah; He said, "A virgin shall conceive." Who would think of a man that was thought of among people to say such a word as that: "A virgin shall conceive." But because he... A prophet is a reflector of God. He is made so that he cannot speak his own word; it has to be God's Words that he speaks. He's just like a reflector.

34In other Words he is not a repeater of God's Word, he is a reflector or echoer of God's Word. And to repeat is not to echo. To echo the same word with the same spirit or inflection is given the very same way. You can repeat words and there is no life behind what is said, but to echo it gives the same spirit, and same inflection, and same life that was in the original.

35I have given you an example many times of two men speaking to one another, and one says to the other, "see that woman, she is beautiful!" Now, the same man could say it back and if he said, "See that woman, she is beautiful?" Notice the ! exclamation mark is not the same as the ? question mark.

36Now, the exclamation mark is not what he said but how he says it, and the question mark is not what he said but how he said it. The ! mark and the ? mark give you the spirit behind what is being said, and therefore an echo is never just a repeat, but rather it is a reflection of what was actually said.

37Shalom 64-0119 P:28 God in the beginning separated the light from the darkness, and that's again what God is a doing. God separates light from dark. "In the beginning," He said, "let there be light." Now, remember, there can be no light outside of the Word of God. The very sun out there is the Word of God vindicated. There was gross darkness upon the earth, fog and mist upon the earth, and God said, "Let there be light." Now, what if no light come? Then it wouldn't do Him no good to speak. But when He said, "Let there be light," and light come into existence, vindicating that His Word was right. That light we live by today. And the only Light that we can have today in the church is God vindicating His Light to this generation.

38Man that can turn on light 63-1229M P:37 Oh, how we appreciate these great things, how that the Word being vindicated is the Light of the spoken Word. See? God said, "Let there be light." Now, what if He just said it, and no light come? Then we don't know whether it's true or not. We don't know whether He's all right; we don't know whether He's God or not, because He just said, "Let there be," and there wasn't. See? So then when God speaks and we see it is, then that's the Light that shines forth, the Truth of the Word. See? There is Light and Life. All natural life comes by His spoken Word, and the sun is His spoken Word. He said He created a great light in the heavens for the day and a lesser light for the night. See? And all natural life has to come by God's spoken Word. A flower cannot grow without the light of God's spoken Word shine upon it, for the sun is--the s-u-n--is the spoken Word of God when He said, "Let there be light." See? It's God's spoken life, and no matter how much people try to say this, that, or the other, it still remains the same you have to have that sun. So life, natural, can only come by the spoken Word of God.

39So we are looking at the origins of Life and all life come from God for He is the author of life, and the great fountain of Life.

40Genesis 1:4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. 5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. 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. 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.

41The first time He speaks, we see light coming forth, and light is an essential element needed to sustain Life. The next time we hear God speak it has to do with water. Water also is a needed element to sustain Life. After He speaks of light and water, He then speaks of Life itself and He establishes the law of Life or the law of reproduction in verse 11. We now see all the elements needed to bring forth and sustain life. Light, Water and a carrier of Life, called a seed. And God planted every seed in the earth at this time by speaking His Word as we again see in 2 Peter 3:5-7 where Peter tells us God did all this by His Word.

42Notice that the first time God speaks, He causes a division to take place. The second time God spoke He separated the waters from above from the waters below. The third time God speaks He brings forth Seed Life. Now, I realize some might say preaching this doctrine is divisive, but we have shown God's Word is divisive because it is Life. And so is life in generally speaking. Without the dividing of cells you can not have reproduction, and without the division caused by the Word of God, you absolutely have no sign of Life.

43Brother Branham said in the Message, Revelations chapter 5, Part 261-0618 66 "any man that has not a doctrine has not a ministry." So we must have doctrine, and if we say what the Prophet said, then we have a vindicated Doctrine. And it will bring forth Life, Eternal Life, because he also said in the message, MAN THAT CAN TURN ON LIGHT 63-1229M 95 There's nothing can give you Life but the spoken Word of God. It's the only way that Life can come is through His spoken Word.

44Now, in verse 3 we read "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: again we read in verse 5 And God called the light Day.

45Therefore the first time God speaks we see His Word bring forth a Light. This light is not 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.

46Most people assume that this first light that is spoken of is the sun, but it is not. I believe according to what brother Branham taught us, it speaks of the SON of God. For later in this chapter we see an account of the sun and moon in verses 14 though 19. These lights were placed here to regulate the seed life that God placed in the earth. What then is this first Light we see in Genesis. From the Message "QA ON GENESIS 53-0729 010 he said, "Out of God came the Logos, which was the Son of God;

47LIFE 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, 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 it's 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 is Logos. That is Why St. john said, "In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."

49What Does It Take to Make a 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.

50Questions 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.

51Notice 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.

52Brother 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.

53Future 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.

54In continuing with Questions and Answers 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 the 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, low--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 in the, 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...

55Before 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 into existence is altogether different. Now there becomes two involved. One who is God and One who is His Son.

56Again, 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.

57In John 1:1 we read, In the beginning was the Word. Now if we read this thought by thought, we would picture in our mind something that would remind us of a Bible.

58In the Beginning was the Word. and so we view in our mind the word standing all alone by itself.

59Then John goes on to make this thought a little more complex when he says,
And the Word was With God. And so we then conceptual there being two alongside of each other, God and the Word. And brother Branham told us when we do this we are misinterpreting this scripture.

6074 Christ Revealed In His Own Word 65-0822.1M To Misinterpret Jesus Christ being the Word, you'd make Him one god out of three. Or you'd make Him the second person in a godhead. And to do that, you'd mess the whole Scripture up. You'd never get nowhere. So It must not be misinterpreted.

61Unveiling of God 64-0614M 257 Jesus once said, "When you see Me, you see the Father." See? God and His Word is One. Now you understand? When the Word is manifested, what is It? Right. See? 260 Jesus said, "Search the Scriptures, you think you have... You believe in God, believe also in Me. If I do not the works of My Father, then don't believe Me. But if I do do the works, I and My Father are One. When you see Me, you have seen the Father." And when you see the Word made manifest, you see the Father God, because the Word is the Father; the Word is God. And the Word made manifest is God Himself taking His Own Word and manifesting It among believers.

62Now, if we are not careful we will picture this Bible or Word as being alongside of God as though it is another being altogether. The word "with" does not mean along side of. If it did, then it would be possible to see this as God and the word cohabiting together. But the word "with" means a living union. And that is exactly what John comes back with, in his next thought when he says, "And the Word was God". Therefore the picture in our minds should be of this bible inside of God as a living part of God.

63From the Message, Do You Now Believe 54-0725 E-12 Jesus plainly said that He did nothing except His Father showed Him first what to do. We all believe He was full of mercy and compassion, do we, all of us? We believe that the very heart of God was in Him.

64So we see then, that when God gave birth to Himself a Son, it was a part of God coming forth, the very Life of God coming into his Son.

65Proverbs 8: 22- 36 NIV 22 "The LORD brought me forth as the first of his works, before his deeds of old; 2

66Now, when was that? When God said, "Let there be light" God brought forth his Son.

673 I was appointed from eternity, from the beginning, before the world began. 24 When there were no oceans, I was given birth, when there were no springs abounding with water; 25 before the mountains were settled in place, before the hills, I was given birth, 26 before he made the earth or its fields or any of the dust of the world. 27 I was there when he set the heavens in place, when he marked out the horizon on the face of the deep, 28 when he established the clouds above and fixed securely the fountains of the deep, 29 when he gave the sea its boundary so the waters would not overstep his command, and when he marked out the foundations of the earth. 30 Then I was the craftsman at his side. I was filled with delight day after day, rejoicing always in his presence,

68Remember in John 17 Jesus says, 5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.

69Now, this is speaking of the Son of God. He is the one birthed, and in Him is the Life of the Father. In John 5:26 we read, For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;

70The Apostle John also said, 1 John 5:11 "And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath (echos) the Son hath (echos) life; and he that hath (echos) not the Son of God hath (echos) not life."

71As Brother Branham continued in Questions and Answers on Genesis, in pp. 32 he goes on to say, "Now, in St. John 1 He said, "In the beginning was the Word. And the Word was God. And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us." God unfolding Himself down to a human being, now, watch how He did it. Now, back there, then, when this little halo comes... Now, we can't see nothing yet, but just by eyes of just supernatural we see a halo standing there. Now, that's the Son of God, the Logos, Now, I can see Him playing around like a little child before the Father's door, with all eternity. See? And now, then in His imaginary make-up He begin to think of what things would be, and I can hear Him say, "Let there be light." And when He did, an atom bursted and the sun came into existence.

72Therefore, we can see that this first Light in Genesis 1:3 is the Son of God.

73Paul 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.

74We also find in the book of Revelations that The Son of God is the Light of the world.

75Revelations 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.

76And remember we are told in Revelations 13:8 that the lamb was slain before the foundations of the world.

77And in the Book of Peter, He is called 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:

78He is also called the bright and morning star. 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.

79And it was this same bright and morning star that appeared in this hour, for He is the Alpha and Omega.

80Approach 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.

81In 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.

82let us pray