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278 You can't be a seed and disagree with the Word because the Word is the Seed. And if you are the Word, how can you disagree with It? You'd be disagreeing with yourself. You'd be defeating your own purpose. Like somebody said, " Why do you ever go out with them people like that?" Well, if I didn't do it, I'd be defeating the very purpose I was sent here for. There's got to be a light. Now, as we go on down, we're going to bring them things in and show just how they set themselves in order, just exactly perfectly with the Word.
4Now, we have been looking at the two spirits that were prophesied by Jesus to be at the end time, that would be so close in resemblance to each other that only the Elect would not be deceived by that other spirit.
5We saw this prophesy in Matthew 24:24 where Jesus said, For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. 25Behold, I have told you before.
7From his sermon, Seed not heir with shuck 65-0218 P:42 Notice, see how close it looks. St. Matthew 24:24, said that the two spirits in the last days, the church spirit of the church people and the Bride Spirit of the Bride people, would be so close together till it would deceive the very elected if it was possible. That's how close. Look how it's come through the stalk.
8And from God identifying Himself 64-0320 P:9 The Spirit of God can be identified by Its characteristic. See the Spirit of God, and the spirit of the church... There's a church spirit. And the Spirit of God that's absolutely not like the church spirit at all. There's a denominational spirit. There's a national spirit. There's a spirit of the nation. Every nation, You walk in there, you find a different spirit. I went into Finland. Fine people, but there was a Finnish spirit. I go down into Germany; there's a German spirit.
9And again from Mark of the beast 54-0513 P:74 Now, you see what the mark of the beast is? It's the mark of apostasy. It's a person who just thinks that, "Well, I belong to church, and I'm just as good as the next fellow. Am not I belonging to this church?"
10So we see that the spirit that is so close to the Spirit in the Bride which is the Holy Spirit is the spirit of the church. That is the spirit he also identified as the mark of the beast. And it is so close that it is a very deceptive spirit. And what makes it so deceptive, as we pointed out on Sunday, is because “it says the same things the elect says”. It does the same things the elect does. It copies and acts like, and talks like, and holds to the same doctrine and everything right down to almost a perfect impersonation of the real and genuine, except without the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Without the literal God-Life that comes through a birth by God’s word which is 1Peter 1:23.
11And as it sets right here in the same message, it feasts at the same table you are, eating the same spiritual food in due season that you are eating. That’s James 1:12 said, These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, (and we know that Paul told us that clouds are witnesses. He called them many clouds of witnesses. And James tells us these clouds or witnesses are without water. In Deuteronomy 32:2 God says, My doctrine shall drop as the rain, and therefore, these are clouds or witnesses with no doctrine, and they are) carried about of winds; and they are trees whose fruit withereth, (and we know that fruit is the teaching for the season, which is the doctrine… So these are) without fruit, (without doctrine) twice dead, plucked up by the roots; 13Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars,(always wondering about this and that. No stability in the Word of God.) to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.
12So we are looking at two spirits that are so close, yet one has the God-Life because it is a Seed from God, but the other has a life but not God-Life, and as Peter taught us in 1 Peter 1:23 that there are two seeds, one born again by the Word of God which lives and abides forever, and the other is born of a corruptible seed life. And if it is corruptible then it is not the Word of God but the word of another.
13Now, we could go into the parables to show you to two seeds, and how each came forth after they had been sown. In the Gospel of Mark the Seed that the Son of Man sowed is called the Word of God and the other man sowing seed is called the devil.
14MATTHEW 13:24 ¶ Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: 25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. 26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. 27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? From whence then, hath it tares? 28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? 29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
15Notice Jesus points out the fact that two very different types of life (seed) will be planted alongside of each other in the same field. The field represents the world, and the sowing is done first by the owner of the field, and then his enemy comes into his field and imitates his sowing, but with a different life (seed).
25Notice the two seeds are allowed to grow up side by side until the time of the harvest. Then a separation is to take place. First there will be a gathering together of the seed, which the enemy sowed. The Tares will begin to gather together first.
26Jesus uses the word "deo" in describing this binding together. The word actually means to bind by placing under obligation. Now, this binding is needed in order to control the assembly of tares. And by placing the people under obligations, which take them from the word, we see that organization has bound the people, keeping them from searching further for more light than what is available in their church. This is done through programs… Look at every big church and you will see that the people are not content to come and here the minister preach, but you will find many programs going on in those churches. The larger the congregation, the more programs to keep the people content.
27After the tares are bound, Jesus tells us they are then placed into bundles. Now in using the word bundle, Jesus is telling us that there is a certain characteristic concerning the binding together. Although the word for bundle, is a word which can mean "binding," Jesus used two different words in describing the process which is to take place.
28He says the reapers will bind them into bundles. He never said into one bundle, but into bundles. Thus we see the word "bundles" further defines the process that these tares must go through, before they are ready for the burning. They are bound first and then bundled. The use of the plural tells us that there will be many different bundles, just as we see there are many different denominations. They are gathered first. This gathering could suggest a very loose coming together, but by adding the word bundle to further define the binding process, Jesus shows us "form and symmetry" and "purpose" will be involved in how they will be presented for the burning.
29A bundle is not just a rag-tag collection of sticks thrown together in any old direction. But a bundle suggests to us that all the tares in each bundle will be lined up together, all going in the same direction. Their Union into a bundle or (assembly) will make them, "a more efficient means," by which to burn them all.
30And so we see how organization, is the means by which the tares are gathered and assembled together. The church is bound first by a false word, and then by organizing around that false word, they assemble the people into a more efficient, and profitable means by which the whole group can be readied for the burning.
32Thus we should see clearly that the False-Vine is the organized church. For organization is what binds them together. Then, if this be so, one of the main attributes of the false vine will be its ability to organize in numbers and thus utilize efficiencies to preach their false Gospel.
33Now a bundle does not represent a loose knit organization, but one, which has structure and symmetry. Every stick is heading in the same direction, and they are there for the same purpose, and they must conform to some standard in order to fit within the bundle. Now, let's see if this is not exactly the picture Jesus Himself speaks of concerning the two seeds.
34MATTHEW 13:36, Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field. 37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; (Jesus is called by the title Son of Man 84 times, which is more than any other title used of Him in the scripture. This title, Son of Man, signifies a prophet. Therefore we see that a Prophet will come forth, sewing seed). 38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked [one]; 39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels (messengers). 40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire (by messengers to the tares); so shall it be in the end of this world. 41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend (Those who would stumble others) , and them which do iniquity; (Those who know to do right and will not do it). 42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. (This is tribulation period) 43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
38EPHESIANS 2:1 ¶ And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; 2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
41We must understand what Paul was telling us when he spoke of the children of disobedience. He did not say disobedient children, but he called them children of disobedience. In other words these are children who were brought into this world through a disobedient act. Thus they were the product of disobedience. And if the product of disobedience, they then are the seed of disobedience. We now know that the seed-life pictured here in this parable speaks of real people, the children of God and the children of the wicked one, sown by the devil. These are serpent seed as John tells us in I JOHN 3:12 Not as Cain, [who] was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.
42Now, if Cain were the son of Adam then John could never have spoken such harsh and critical words against him, because Adam was the Son of God. But we know that Cain was conceived by the disobedient will of Eve with the Serpent.
43Now, in getting back to our text for tonight, brother Branham said in paragraph, 78 You can't be a seed and disagree with the Word because the Word is the Seed. And if you are the Word, how can you disagree with It? You'd be disagreeing with yourself. You'd be defeating your own purpose.
44So we see then that the main attribute of God seed is that they will agree with the word, and non seed will not agree with the word. This chart shows the identifiable characteristics that identify your source and identify whose seed you are.