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136But every man, no matter whether he's a pope, priest, bishop, whatever he is, he dies because he's a hybrid. That's exactly. He was born between Satan and Eve. They may call it whatever you want to, it was Satan and Eve. The original Word had nothing to do with it. The original Word was Life. He'd hybrid It and it brought death. And when the church today that's called themselves Pentecostal, called themselves Baptist, whatever they want to, when they hybreed this Word with dogma, it produces a dead child. And she can't have no life in her. She's dead, and her children's dead. God said, "I'll throw her in a bed of worldliness and kill her children." God said so in Revelation. How many knows that's true? Put her in a bed of worldliness (That's where she's at.), and kill her children, even with fire. What happens to the tares that's among the wheat? Be burned. Oh, you can't make the Word lie. It's the Truth. Sometimes your scruples up and, but we might make It wrong, but if you'll keep It running straight, It'll run one-two, one-two, one-two, one-two right on. Thrown her in a bed of worldliness... She can't bring forth nothing but dead children.
237Then if a denomination can only bring forth a hybrid child, why do you want to belong to it for? Now, brethren, that's the reason I'm against it. She's a whore to begin with. The Bible said she was: a harlot. That's plain words, but I told you I was going to talk plain today. What she is... She commits spiritual fornications by taking dogma and creed instead of the Word, teaching her children to do the same thing. Now, her children are come from the womb, dead. She's got to die. That's exactly right. Just the same as every man... Listen, just as sure as every mortal person that breaks the womb of a woman will die, so will every person that's born by them will die, 'cause she's a hybrid, illegitimate, and her children are illegitimate. That's correct. I hope that don't go over your head.
3Smyraean Church Age - CAB CPT.4 124-4 Talk about a hybrid. Do you know the most famous hybrid in the world? It has been with us for ages. It is the mule. It is a cross between a donkey and a horse. He is a funny kind of an animal. He can't reproduce himself. He has no life that can do that. Yet talk about work. He can outwork the horse or the donkey. But watch his nature. He is stubborn and you can never trust him. He is a perfect picture of hybrid religion. A cross between truth and darkness, for the horse is a type of the true believer and the ass a picture of the unrighteous one. Mix them and you have a sterile, formal religion. It hasn't the seed of life. It is dead. It can talk about truth but it can't produce it. It doesn't have God in its midst, yet it gathers together and talks about God, and all the while systematically denies the power. They will deny the Word in the very Name of the Lord. And there is never any hope for them. Do you realize that no organized religion ever had a revival? Never! Once they organized they died. They can't ever come back. No sir. I can show you that in type. In Exodus 13:13, "And every firstling of an ass thou shalt redeem with a lamb; and if thou wilt not redeem it, then thou shalt break his neck; and all the first-born of man among thy children shalt thou redeem." See, the ass can be redeemed. Every miserable sinner can be redeemed by the blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ, or in rejecting Christ be rejected himself. But you don't redeem the mule. There is no redemption for him. There is no blood for him. There can't be because the mule takes refuge in the church while the ass takes refuge in the blood. The mule has "no seed" in him that can be quickened, but the ass has seed.
4Four years ago we spoke from brother Branham’s sermon entitled the Masterpiece paragraphs where he said, in paragraph 136 But what denominated, dies. Like Life in Luther went to make Wesley. And from the Wesley It went to Pentecost, and from Pentecost to make the original seed. On to, Pentecost comes out of the Wesley until that time. The reason that Pentecost come out of Wesley, because it was no denomination, Pentecost was. Then Pentecost went to denominate. And what did it do? It turned to the husk. It looked like the real thing.
5And then what happened? It died right there. Notice that he said, “As soon as it begin to denominate, right there it died.” And so we saw that denomination shows that the Life has gone out, because to denominate means to set a specific value on that thing. When we talk in terms of currency we say what denomination of bills do you have?
6The word denomination according to our dictionary has several meanings but they all speak of one central theme. While I read the definitions, I want you to think in terms of what theme carries through out these definitions. 1. A large group of religious congregations united under a common faith and name and organized under a single administrative and legal hierarchy. 2. One of a series of kinds, values, or sizes, as in a system of currency or weights: Cash registers have compartments for bills of different denominations. The stamps come in 25 ¢ and 45 ¢ denominations. 3. A name or designation, especially for a class or group.
7Notice that each example of denomination speaks of an assessed value, size, or kind. So you see when we think in terms of denomination we must think in terms of what value or assessment is associated with the denomination we speak of. And it does not matter what they hold to, for a vindicated prophet told us when they denominate they die right there.
8To denominate means certain death to the church. And that means that the Life has left it and they are now holding to a value that they have assigned. If the word they preached and emphasized was a certain thing, then if God brings further light upon that certain thing, the people see that other thing does not hold the same value to them as the thing they already have, so they turn it aside and right there they have denominated. And right there God can no longer help them because they have turned down further light from His word. That is why those that hold to the attitude that “bless God we have a prophet” and will not open themselves to other ministries that God gives the church such as the five ministries he speaks of in 1 Corinthians, then those people dry up and the Life goes out of them. If God sends them a teacher and they refuse that teaching, they refuse the Holy Ghost because the Apostle john told us that the Holy Ghost is the Teacher. What if the people refuse any other Gift God has placed in the church, then the people will never come to maturity and the Life will move on and they will dry up and miss what God continues to do through the gifts he has placed in the church.
9Paul told us that the Five Fold ministry is for the perfecting of the church. That means the finishing off or coming into maturity and full expression. So to turn down the five fold ministry and to make it a one or two fold ministry means the people have placed a certain value upon that one or two ministries, and they have shut themselves off from further Light upon God’s word.
11So you say, well we have had brother so and so and so we don’t need any other. You know that is so carnal that you sound just like the Corinthian Church where Paul said, “Some say, I am of Apollos, and some say they are of Cephas, and others say they are of Paul, and then the Apostle Paul said, “Are you not carnal. Did Apollos die for you, did Cephas die for you, did Paul die for you.
12I CORINTHIANS 1:12 Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. 13 Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?
13And again in I CORINTHIANS 3: he said, 1 ¶ And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, [even] as unto babes in Christ. 2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able [to bear it], neither yet now are ye able. 3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas [there is] among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men? 4 For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I [am] of Apollos; are ye not carnal?
14And what does the scriptures tell us about those who are carnal? Romans 8: 6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. So you see when we choose one avenue that God gives us over another avenue, it shows we know not what comes from God, and it shows we are carnal.
155 ¶ Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man? 6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. 7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.
16Now, we know that William Branham as a son of man who revealed The Son of Man was sent to plant the seed of the entire Bible. That is what William Branham vindicated prophet told us in this Message, The Spoken word original seed 62-0318E P:184 he will plant the Seed of the entire Bible, from the serpent to the messenger in the former rain.
17So you see, he has come and he has planted the seed of the entire bible. Then what did Paul say? He said one will plant then another will water. So what comes after the planting? The water must come, and what is the water? It is the doctrine. God said my doctrine shall drop as the rain. That’s Deuteronomy 32:1 So the doctrine must come after the entire seed of the Bible has been planted. That’s the order of the Scripture.
18Now, notice then what Paul says, 8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labor. 9 For we are laborers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building.
19So if the one who plants and the one who waters are one, then what does it matter which labor you did? Whether you are the one who planted, or the one who went behind the planting and watered, Paul said, neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. So the whole key is to get out of the way and just do your job and let God be God.
20Then Paul says, 10 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.
21So all who labor in the ministry are all building on what the Apostle Paul began when he laid the foundation which is Christ. And Paul warned us in the next verse how to build thereon. He said, 11 ¶ For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; 13 Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. 14 If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. 15 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
22So you see, all our work will be tested to see what it’s motive is and it’s objectives are. And Paul said it will be tried by fire. Now, we know in John 12: 46Jesus said, I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness. 47And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. 48He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.
24In 2 Thessalonians 1: 68 Paul says, 6Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you; 7And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, 8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: So this flaming fire that will try all our works will be manifest at the end time when the Lord Jesus comes with His mighty angels from heaven. Now, we know he is speaking of the Lord Jesus Christ which is God that comes with His mighty angels, for it is this same Lord that will descend with a Shout, Voice and Trump and then we go to meet the Lord Jesus in the air.
27So if the light that God sends to you to walk in is turned away because it did not come from the One who sowed the seeds of the entire Bible, and you refuse to receive the one who comes to water, then it shows that you have never received the Light and thus the Life of God, but rather the vessel only that God used. And when you resist the working of God in any form it shows you also resist God Himself.
29So to say, I accept God’s Prophet but I do not accept everything he taught, or to put it this way, to say you accept the seed of the entire Bible but refuse the water (the doctrine that is to bring that seed to life) is to say I really don’t trust the way God does things.
30Then if the seeds of the entire Bible are to be revealed and God can only do that through a vindicated prophet as he said in Amos 3: 7Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets. 8The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord GOD hath spoken, who can but prophesy?
31Then to accept the man and not his doctrine shows you have not accepted the man at all. And to accept the man that sowed the seeds but to reject the one who is watering that seed by the doctrine which will bring the seed to life, is to reject the life that in that seed. And that shows you are carnal, as the Apostle Paul told the Corinthian church. And to be carnally minded is death is what Paul said, and to be dead shows the Life is not there, and so they are relying on form only. Having a form of Godliness but denying the power thereof. Having a form of Godlikeness and denying the Power there of, and God told us the power of God is His Word.
32From His sermon Seed not heir with shuck 65-0218 P:65 Brother Branham spoke of how Sarah tried to make the promise happen by giving her concubine to Abraham, thinking that would fulfill the promise that God had made to Abraham. And that’s how carnal believers think. They don’t trust God to work out His Own Promises, because they really do not trust His Word. So they try to work them out for themselves and they always miss it. “How true it is, Sarah trying to get the promises all fulfilled (You see?), in a great, like the church today, a great revival in our time by what? By a perverted promise. How are you going to do it when God never did bless organizations. He never did use an organization. When a message went forth, and they organized, it died right there. I challenge any historian to show me where it ever raised again. It died right there and stayed right there. God just moved right on out of that carrier into another one, right on out of the Lutheran into the Methodist, right on out of the Methodist into the Pentecostals. Now, He's moved right on out of the Pentecostals into the Seed, because it has to be the Seed. You can't beat nature. There's no nothing else there for it to happen but the Seed. So the Seed will produce Itself, He's the same yesterday, today, and forever, the same Pillar of Fire, showing the same signs, the same power, the same God, the same miracles, the same things. Vindicated the Word and the Bible just exactly, He's the same yesterday, today, and forever. He's leading tonight. God help us to see it and believe it. Sure. “
33Again from his message Jehovah Jireh 61-0209 P:48 He said, What happened to Luther as soon as Luther saw the Pillar of Fire? Why, he followed It. But what did he do? After Luther's day, they organized a church called Lutheran. Then it died right there on the organization, 'cause it's just like the Catholic church. Then, the first thing you know, along come Wesley. The Pillar of Fire moved right out of the organization and went on. Wesley saw it, and away he went after it. And as soon as the first round died out, they organized it, called it the Wesleyan Methodist, or the Methodist church. When they organized it, it died right there. Then the Pentecostal seen it, going out, not from justification, under Luther, and sanctification under Wesley, but they saw the baptism of the Holy Ghost, back to the original blessing. Here they went after it (Oh, my.), went out and begin to speak with tongues and the power of God working through them. But what did they do? Organized it. It died right there. But now the Pillar of Fire is moving out. It's moving again. It'll never... 49 Never one time did an organization ever rise up that didn't die and never come back again. I challenge any historian.
34And so you see, the minute men begin to talk of organizing the Message or the Doctrine of Christ, or the minute they try to take over a man’s ministry whether to protect it or for whatever motive they have, right there they die and if that ministry allows it, then that ministry dies along with them. And the Pillar of Fire will move right on. And those who gravitate to organization will miss the Rapture. It will all be over very soon, my brother so be very careful not to organize what God is doing. Just let go and let God have His way. Now, let’s follow through with what brother Branham is saying here because he really nails down the attitude that let’s you know the attributes and characteristics of organization.
35Brother Branham continues, Jehovah Jireh 61-0209 P:49 49 I'm looking in the face there of one of the best there is in the nation. That's right. A historian of the historians is setting right with us. And I'll ask that man, or any other man, to ever show me one time that a church ever organized, but it didn't die and stay dead. It never did rise again in the history of the churches of the world: never did. God don't want that. God wants us to be free in Him. He wants us to a place where we can accept all of God. Not stay on this mountain; move out. Abraham's seed. Now, you say, "You're against organization?" No, sir. Organizations is all right, but you draw a boundary line, cut everybody out but the fellow that don't believe just like you do. The thing we got to do is stretch out our arms to Lutheran, Methodist, and all, to a place where we can have fellowship one with another, while the Blood of Jesus Christ, God's Son, cleanses us from all sins. Till we get to that, we'll just die. Sit right here and shrivel up like and old shriveled-up apple. And there you become as puckery as a persimmon, and sit around, "Well, I belong to so and so." Oh, my. No more life coming into it. You see? We just can't do that. No, we've got to come and be in Christ Jesus. We're heirs, joint heirs with Him. Now, till we separate our self from the things of the world...
36Now, notice how much in his Message brother Branham hits against organization, and the sad part is, that people who should know better end up organizing around a certain ministry or personality instead of holding only to the Word of God, and focusing on that Word and drawing the Life from that word. They choose one ministry over another and don’t realize as Paul said, they that plant and they that water are all one. It is One end-time ministry.
37Now, I realize there are those who wish to make this a group thing and that is not what I am saying. There is a one man ministry, but that one man is not the vessel, for we have already proved that when we showed you that ever time the Pillar of fire came, god had a prophet to lead the people out and then he used a teaching ministry to bring the people in.
38Church Age Book Chapter 4 - The Smyrnaean Church Age P:140 In every age we have exactly the same pattern. That is why the light comes through some God-given messenger in a certain area, and then from that messenger there spreads the light through the ministry of others who have been faithfully taught.
39So you see, it is One Light leading the people, even though that light comes first to one who it vindicates but then from that one it goes out through others who have been faithfully taught. And the scripture says if you walk in The Light, not lights. But if you walk in The Light as He is in The Light, so that is the key.
40But what we see in organization is that it usually organizes around a person or persons. And Paul said some say, Paul’s my guy and others say, no peter’s the guy, and Paul said, aren’t those of you who are looking at the vessel all carnal.?” So, it’s not the vessel, it it’s never the vessel, but it is God who is using that vessel. That is the one we must get our focus upon. “So the hybrid religion brings death”. To mix God’s Word with man’s word is death. “Say it like the tapes say it”, say it like this Bible says it, or don’t say it at all. To organize he said is death, and to organize then is no different than to denominate. To do so is to die spiritually. Even Jesus taught us that. He said those that organize are to be gathered for the burning. YOU don’t burn fresh green things. You burn old dried out things, whether wood or stalks, or husks, or whatever. Green shows life, and it does not burn easy. But that which is old and dried out burns quickly.
41MATTHEW 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.
42Notice 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).
43Notice 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.
44Jesus 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 “obligation, or binding them through fear”, takes the people from having a focus on the Word, and turns them towards organization. So we see from this parable that organization binds 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 hear 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.
45After 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.
46He 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.
47A 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, all the same value, measure or purpose. Their Union into a bundle or (assembly) will make them, "a more efficient means," by which to burn them all.
48So 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. And thus when they have captured the minds of the people through fear or organization, they cause the people to receive in their mind a certain assessment, or a certain valuation, and that valuation or assessment is denomination. Thus 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.
49Now 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.
50To Fear is not of God. Paul said in, 2 Timothy 1: 7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. So then we can see by this that to have fear shows you don't have a sound mind.
51In paragraph 118 Lean not to Thy Own Understanding 65-0120, brother Branham said, You know, the Bible said you can believe a lie and be damned by it. See? That's exactly the truth. They form, no matter what the Word of God says, they lean to their own understanding. They lean on it; they believe it; they think it's the Truth. You can keep believing a lie over and over and over till it's the truth to you. That's right. But how do we know whether it's Truth or not? God proved it's Truth, 'cause it's in His Word and He a-vindicates It. He does His own interpretation of It. How do they do, get to this? They do it by their culture, their education, of their understandings of their--the degree of doctor's degree, and so forth, that they have come from some certain seminary and learned these things.
52Because it is not of God to fear. Every time the Angel of the Lord came to man, the first words out of His mouth would be "Fear not! For I have come from the Presence of the Lord." We find also in 1 John 4: 18 that perfect or mature love casts out fear because fear has to do with punishment.
53Fear causes damage, because when a person is afraid they become bound by their fears. We read in 1 John 4. That perfect or mature Love will cast out fear because fear has a penalty, it has to do with you freezing and crystallizing in your thinking. Joseph began to fear that Mary had not been faithful and so God sent His Angel to tell him not to fear to take Mary as His Wife. What did fear do here? It caused Joseph to doubt and it caused him to stop moving forward with the plan of God for his life.
57Man that can turn on the Light 63-1229M 74 So life is only by the Word of God made manifest. Life comes only by the Word of God made manifest. As long as it is just in the Book like this, it still can be questioned; but when it's made manifest, then you see the product of what It spoke of being manifested; then that is Light on the Word. See? That's what brings... The Word said so, and then when it comes to pass, that is Life in Light, Light bringing Life. Light brings life. Plant the wheat out here, it'll... You put it in a basement, cover it all over, and it'll never bring forth anything, because it can't; there's no light there. But as soon as light strikes it, then it'll bring forth life if it's a germitized seed. That's the same thing it is in the Word. See, the Word is God, and when the Light strikes It, it brings the Word to life again. Every age has always been that.
58How else could we Manifest with Him. He is the Word. Then we must become a perfect reflection of that same word in order to manifest as He Manifests. "In Him was Life and the Life was the Light of men ". Notice that he said, “the Life is the Light of men, His Life is His Light or Word. If He then is our Life, our Life must come from His Word. Then When His word shall manifest Itself, our Life must also manifest the same thing. Then as Paul said, it is not really our life but His Life in us that is manifesting. Jesus said, My words are Spirit and they are Life.. Then what is manifesting? It can only be His Word.