1Genesis 1:11And 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. 12And 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.13And the evening and the morning were the third day.

2Let us pray,  Dear Father we come humbly before you knowing our limitations, and our restrictions that we have in these vessels of clay. Yet we are less restricted in our spirit and our soul, except by the fact that being your children we are limited to thy Word. For that is our make up, Word upon Word, and Spirit upon Spirit. For in Thy word is Life, and even your Son Jesus taught that His Words which we know He did not say any word but what you told Him to say, and therefore, then His Word is Your Word, and he said that His Word was spirit and Life.

3So Father we ask that the law of Life that You laid down for us in Genesis 1:11 might take over these vessels that have been sown of Thy Word, and fill us Father with the God-Life that is only available through Thy Word, for we ask it in Jesus Christ’s wonderful name, amen.

4Now, this morning we are looking again at this law of Life that is spoken of here in Genesis 1:11 and in which Brother Branham addressed in paragraphs 165 and on.

5165 All right. In Genesis 1, remember, every seed after its kind. It must forever be that way. There's all those types. A man who would say, could believe, that the church will go through a tribulation period, I wonder where you'd ever get a seed for that? When even... "Well," you say, "I believe it says this that they'll do..." That's all right. Did you notice back yonder where the rains fell on the other time? Where did it fall? Noah was in the ark before the judgment struck. Sodom: Lot was out of Sodom before it ever taken place. See? That's... Sure, we're--we ain't going through no tribulation period; we're going in a rapture one of these days. Certainly. What do we... Why do you have to be judged? He stood my tribulation: Jesus Christ. There's where my tribulation taken place right there, yeah. I accepted Him, and free... "When I see the blood I'll pass over you." That's right. Moses was safe--safely protected with Israel while the tribulation fell. That's right.

6166All right. Every seed must come after its kind. God made man in His image after His kind to be His Word on earth. He expressed it in Jesus Christ. What was? God was in Christ. That's a Man after His kind. See? When God, which is the Word... How many knows He's the Word? When the Word was in Christ, a man, human man, expressing Itself through Him, that was God, the Word, in Christ expressing Himself. And God in the beginning made man in His Own image, and that's the kind of man that God makes today. The seminary and the incubator hatchery turns out a bunch of hybrids (See?), the schools. But when God calls a man, he's in His Own image: the Word made alive in him.

7Now, let’s stop here for just a moment. Brother Branham just made this tremendous statement here and unless you have your thinking caps on it just went over your heads. Notice he said, when God calls a man, he's in His Own image:

8Can anyone tell me where you can find that in Scripture?  How about Romans 8 and Ephesians 1.

9He says when God calls a man, And the Apostle Paul told us in Romans 8: 29For whom he did foreknow, And we know that all He foreknew were in Him as part of Him before the foundations of the World. We were seed in the Womb of God’s mind. Jesus happened to be the original seed, but we were also seed in Him as well. And Those whom he did foreknow,  he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. And now what about this calling, for brother Branham said,  when God calls a man, he's in His Own image: Then in the next verse Paul tells us that those He foreknew, those that were in Him, 30Moreover whom he did predestinate, those that He predestinated to the adoption of sons,  them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

10And we showed you in the mini series on the Path to Adoption that this calling is the first part of our journey towards adoption. Then those that hear, recognize, and act upon the Call, Them He justifies, and we know that the Just shall live by Faith, and Faith is a Revelation. So the Call, then more revelation concerning that call, then those that step further into that Revelation, those He glorifies, Those Who become the outward expression of the doxa, the opinions, values and judgments of God. 

11And Brother Branham continues, That's right. There he is; that's God's man, man in His Own image, in His very likeness. And Jesus said, that he will do the works that I do. So God made man in His Own image after His kind.

12167His kind, what is His kind? the Word. He is the Word. Then if a man denies God's Word, how can he be in God's image? Just ask the question. Ask yourself. "How can he be in God's image and deny God's Word, when the Word's expressed image of Himself?" "Oh," he says, "it doesn't mean that." Expressed image of God saying, "Oh, I said it, but I didn't really mean it. I was wrong there. I back up. That was for some other time. I didn't mean it." Oh mercy, trash, slop of the Devil that he fed to Eve. Don't let him try to poke it down the elected's neck though. No, sir. They won't believe that. "Just come and join with our gang." Join nothing; you got to be born; not join; a new creature.

13168 Yes, in His Own image of His kind to be--to be His expressed Word on earth. Now, Jesus was God's expressed Word. Do you believe that? Then what are we to be? Sons of God too, with the expressed Word in the church, carrying on (That's the mystical Body of Christ.), carrying on the same works that Jesus did when He was here on earth. See? That's the kind after His kind. Now, you can have the Lutheran kind after the Lutheran; the Methodist kind after the Methodist; the Catholic kind after the Catholic; the Pentecostal kind after its kind; the Oneness after its; the Trinity after its; but if you're God's kind, that's different. See, you're the expressed image of the Word making Itself manifest. Oh, my. Why, it's got to. If the water falls on it, it's got to do it.

14Hebrews 1:1God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 2Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; 3Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; 4Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.5For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?

15Notice that Jesus was the expressed Image of the Father. That’s Genesis 1:11, every seed must bring forth after it’s kind. And yet every seed then has limits that are pre-programmed into them by the fact that they are seed. That is why Brother Branham said from this same sermon,

16The Spoken word original seed 62-0318M P:90 How can you plant wheat here and wheat here and say, "I'm going to get cucumbers here and wheat here?" You can't do it. The only way you're going to get cucumbers is plant cucumbers. If you hybreed it, then it won't be a cucumber. It'll be a hypocrite. Is that right? It'll be a hypocrite, friends. This... You've got to say it. It isn't neither one. Isn't cucumber or what you bred it with. It's a crossbreed, and it is a bad product, and it's dead in itself, and it can't breed itself back no more. It's dead right there--back, won't go no farther. That finishes it; that's all. But if you want a cucumber, start with a cucumber. If you want a church, start with the Word of God. If you want a Life of God, start with the Word of God. Accept the Word of God in Its fullness, every measure of It. And then that's... And if that is the fullness of God in you, then the rain that's falling will produce exactly what's in your garden. See?

17So each seed is governed by the law of life, and can only bring forth in a limited way, and with restrictions the life that is within it. You plant wheat and they all grow to about the same height, and they all come to harvest about the same time. Look out on a wheat field sometime, and you don’t see some wheat 7 feet tall and other wheat 2 feet tall and then some at 3 to 4 feet tall. It’s all about the same height because it all came from an original seed.

18Therefore we must understand that when God predestines a seed for a season, that seed will be limited and restricted to what seed life it contains.

19Did not Jesus Himself say in Luke 6: 44 For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes. And again in  Matthew 7: 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

20So there are limitations and restriction that are placed upon all seeds and you don’t get grapes from bramble bushes, you get grapes from the vine. Restrictions and limitations, predestined by the foreknowledge of God.

21Now a garden is a place or a plot of ground that you specifically set aside for growing things that you like, whether for food or for the beauty of just looking at it, such as flowers and roses, etc. A garden is a place where you sow seeds, and you come to water and cultivate those seeds, because you have a purpose in mind. And if we do not cultivate our garden, then other seeds that fall into our garden will compete with the specific thing we want to harvest. Therefore, we must cultivate the seeds which we want and root out those things we do not wish to come to harvest.   Now we don’t go through all that work in taking care of a garden just for the shear enjoyment turning over soil & breaking rocks, if we did we, then prison would be fun. But we must have a PURPOSE.   A garden has to be plotted, there must be a PLAN in your mind as to how you would like to see your garden turn out. For if there is no plan, you will have an awful time trying to harvest what you sowed. Could you image planting a garden where you go out and grab a handful of carrot seeds and you just toss them up in the air, not really caring where they land. Try grabbing a bag of corn seeds and toss them out onto the ground. Then repeat the same process with watermelon seeds, radishes, cucumbers, tomatoes, potatoes, beans, peas, and whatever else you would like to harvest. I imagine the sowing might easy, but come harvest time, you’re going to have a real mess trying to sort out just what you sowed.   And yet this is the way many of us go about our daily lives and especially our spiritual lives. Can you imagine someone trying to store up earthly treasures without a plan. And yet that is exactly what we do with storing up Heavenly treasure. Matt 6:19-20 therefore, Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt and where thieves break in and steal: 20 but lay up treasure for yourselves in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:  Many of us struggle because we have not learned this first principle of sowing and reaping.

22But what you sow for is what you will reap, and the reaping is limited and therefore restricted to the sowing. So let’s look at the limitations that God set forth in the vessels that he chose to use.

23Now, the same thing goes for the predestinated. God sets limits and boundaries to what we are able to do. These vessels are made to form a certain sound, as Paul says, and every vessel that God fashions is fashioned with all it’s complexes both good and bad for a purpose and that is to reflect the Light of His Glorious Presence, His doxa presence, His opinion, Values, judgments through that specific vessel so that it rings that certain way. How many have ever heard a bell choir? There are perhaps hundreds of bells and each gives a certain sound, and under the conductorship of the master conductor, all the bells together makes beautiful music. And not every bell can ring the same note, so each is given a role or assignment in the score, to hit their note when called upon to do so.

24In John 5:19 We see that Jesus, the first born son could do nothing but what God showed Him to do.  Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.

25Brother Branham said in his sermon Expectancy 53-0903 P:32 Jesus Christ was not a Healer. He did not claim to be a Healer. He said, "It's not Me that doeth the work; it's My Father that dwelleth in Me. He doeth the works." Is that right? No man can glory. Now, what did Jesus do? He was the King of kings. But as Jesus Himself, He was limited to what His Father would tell Him to do. Is that right? And how did the Father deal with Jesus? By vision. Is that right? That's how He deals with all the prophets, by vision.

26So the vessel although possessing the fullness of the Godhead indwelt in Him, was still limited by the vessel, and the relationship of that vessel to the Father Who was indwelling him.

27Even God places limits upon Himself. From His sermon,  It wasn't so from the beginning 60-0306 P:10 Now, God is omnipotent, omnipresent. By being omniscient, makes Him omnipresent; He knows all things. But God could not be just like the air is, because God has a dwelling place. God is not a myth. God is a Being:

28So God’s omnipresence is confined to his omniscience, his all knowing. And God limits and restricts Himself by His own Word. The Scripture tells us He is not a liar that He could speak one thing and change His mind. He is obligated or limited or restricted to His own Word. You see a man’s name tells us of the man, but His Word is Who He really is, for as a man thinketh in his heart so is he and out of the abundance of the heart the mouth  speaketh.  And we read in Psalms 138: 2 for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.

29Mary thought it nothing for her body having known no man to receive seed by the Word of Promise as she said in Luke 1:38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.  What she said was that her condition was restricted to and limited to what God’s Word had told her. So her body then had to obey the Word of the Lord to her. Then God’s Word limited and restricted the pregnancy in her body, to produce only that word seed that had been planted.

30In Psalms 119: 58 Davis tells us even God’s mercy is limited and restricted to His Word. I intreated thy favour with my whole heart: be merciful unto me according to thy word.

31And in Psalms 119: 41David tells us God’s salvation is limited to and restricted by His Word.  Let thy mercies come also unto me, O LORD, even thy salvation, according to thy word.

32And in Psalms  119: 25 David tells us our quickening is also limited and restricted by the Word of God.  My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken thou me according to thy word.

33And in Psalms 119: 9 David tells us that our cleansing is limited to and restricted to the Word of God. Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.

34173Now, it's rough, friends. It's very rough. I don't mean to be that myself. Yeah, I hope you understand that. See? But today I'm giving the expression of why I have did the things that I have done. Now, for just a little analysis before we dismiss for lunch is this: I want you to know that I have... This has been my motive, and my objective, is God's Word. My motive is to please Him. And I can't listen to everything and believe God's Word; neither can I listen to everything and please God. My motive is to know His Word and to please God by serving Him by His Word.

35So, it all comes down to the Word of God. Even Jesus said, in three places in the Gospels,  Luke 21: 33,  Mark 13:  31, Matthew 24: 35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

36I would like to speak on a subject that I was discussing with Br. Vayle the other night. We were talking about seed and how each seed has certain constraints, certain limitations, certain boundaries in which it exists. He then pointed out also that God is constrained or limited only by His Word, but he does set limits even upon Himself that way.

37In 2 John 1: 9 we read, Whosoever transgresseth, (and that word transgress means to go beyond the limits). So our reading of that verse should be, Whosoever goes beyond the limits  and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, (that means that you do not remain within the limits of the doctrine of Christ) hath not God. (or echoes not what God is saying, for God has set forth limits for the doctrine of Christ. Then he adds,) He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he (echoes) both the Father and the Son.

38Now, we are talking about limits and restrictions that God places on His Word, and thus on Himself, and on each of the Seed in which have come forth by the Spoken Word of God. 

39Every seed must have limits that constrain the seed so that it conforms to the image and nature of the original seed. That is the law of Life, as we see in Genesis One. Then if God came down in this Hour and spoke Through His prophet William Branham and sounded like a man of high education and high vocabulary, it would have gone beyond the limits of the vessel that God chose to use.

40Let me explain. Since every seed must bring forth according to the image of the original seed, then for God to Use a man that had certain limitations in his speech, God never did in the History of speaking through the prophets step outside the limitations of the vessel He was using except in the light of the supernatural wisdom or omniscience that He spoke through their limited minds.

41Moses complained of being poor in speech and God said, Who made your mouth? Exodus 4:10And Moses said unto the LORD, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue. 11And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man's mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the LORD? 12Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say.

42That same God who made the mouth of Moses and chose to speak through those lips with limited ability, also made the lips of Paul, who also spoke with a lack of polish and eloquence as well.

432 Corinthians 11:1 I hope you will put up with a little of my foolishness; but you are already doing that. 2I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy. I promised you to one husband, to Christ, so that I might present you as a pure virgin to him. 3But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent's cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ. 4For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough. 5But I do not think I am in the least inferior to those "super-apostles." 6I may not be a trained speaker, but I do have knowledge. We have made this perfectly clear to you in every way.

44Amplified Translation 6But even if [I am] unskilled in speaking, yet [I am] not [unskilled] in knowledge [I know what I am talking about]; we have made this evident to you in all things.

45Translation called The Message  But if you put up with these big-shot "apostles," why can't you put up with simple me? I'm as good as they are. It's true that I don't have their voice, haven't mastered that smooth eloquence that impresses you so much. But when I do open my mouth, I at least know what I'm talking about. We haven't kept anything back. We let you in on everything.

46So we see that Moses and Paul didn’t have that polished touch, and it appears that God avoids that kind of preacher, because Jesus was not that way either.

47Mark 6: 2 And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, (That means they had no small amazement, they were utterly amazed) saying, From whence hath this man these things? (Where did this man acquire all this?) and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands? 3Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him. Those who knew him from his youth on up, couldn’t explain how this young man received such great wisdom, and power to do miracles. They knew him as a carpenter not a scholar. But Jesus said himself these most notable words, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.

48Therefore we need to understand that God will not work outside His own Laws that He has established. If he chooses a man from the Kentucky hills, It would have been false for him to speak like a Rhodes scholar. God uses the vessels as they are and fills them with his energy to do and perform whatever it is that He wishes to be done.

49It is no different with electricity. We call that power, and yet the electricity in the fan does one thing while the same electricity running through the same wires will produce something else altogether in the light bulb, and sound out of the speakers. 

50The same energy but manifested through different Vessels. And when that vessel is filled with the electricity it doesn’t change the vessel, but the electricity is limited in it’s manifestation by the vessel that it is in. 

51We talked about the energeo of God and how that energy or life force can only work in each vessel in the manner that the vessel can work.

52EPHESIANS 3:20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, energeo {en-erg-eh'-o} to display one's activity, -- effectually work (1) -- effectual fervent (1) -- work effectually in (1)

53I CORINTHIANS 12:6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.

54 EPHESIANS 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

55EPHESIANS 1:20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set [him] at his own right hand in the heavenly [places],

56PHILIPPIANS 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of [his] good pleasure. I THESSALONIANS 2:13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received [it] not [as] the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe