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1Exodus 12:1And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, 2This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you. 3Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house: 4And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbor next unto his house take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb. 5Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats: 6And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening. 7And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it. Notice the way they were directed to paint the blood on each side jamb and the cross head board was to show how the Lamb of God will one day die, for it represents the cross.
5You place a handful of flour in a small bowl and then add a little water. Then using your fingers, you make a little ball of wheat. Sprinkle some flour on the table and then place your ball of wheat on top. Roll it out flat and add a little more wheat to the table as you go if the ball begins to stick. Once you have a rolled flat piece of dough, then lay it on a cookie sheet or tin foil and place in the oven. Cook until done.
7Some people in error have added yeast but yeast is a “no-no” because in the scripture, it is called leaven and leaven stands for something that false and inflated as when Jesus told them to beware the leaven of the Pharisees.
13Now, we know that woman always represents the church. So we are looking at what this church is doing. And we know what kind of a church it is when we look at the character of the woman. We can tell whether she is a true bride or a false bride which is a whore.
14The word meal is associated with bread, and we know that the Word of God is our bread. Jesus said, man shall not live by bread alone but by every Word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. And meal represents the Bread of Life being broken down. That's meal see. The bread of Life, broken down for the people. Now, notice this woman had three measures of meal, but she hid something in these three measures of meal, and it was leaven, to make it appear more than what it really is. She hid it.
15GOD'S ONLY PROVIDED PLACE OF WORSHIP 65-1128M 186 The meal offering was a type of Christ. Let's just take that one. 190 And the meal offering that was Christ, He was the Meal offering, and the meal offering must be ground with a certain burr that made every little chunk of meal the same, shows that He's the same yesterday, today, and forever.. Christ is the Word. All the types of everything: the tabernacle, the showbread, everything, the broken kosher under the plate was His broken body, that the Jews can't explain yet why they do it (See?), and all these other things typed Him.
16193 Now, then, Him in view, we see now all denominations and creeds left behind; for He is the pure, unchangeable Word of God, which is the unleavened bread: St. John 1. That's right. He's the unleavened Bread. So you add this, or add that, it's a leaven added to that what's already been originally give for you.
17And we have all heard brother Branham tell us the story of Elisha and how he went to the school of the prophets and someone wanted to impress him and so they went out and gathered what they thought were wild peas but they turned out to the wild gourds, and when they put them in the pot and began to boil them, someone cried out, there's death in the Pot, and so Elisha took a meal offering and put it into the pot and made it so that they could eat.
18And we can see that in the pulpits everywhere around the world there is still death in the pot today. The woman who represents the church mixed something in with the three measures of meal to make it appear bigger than it really was. She mixed in leaven, and that’s what’s killing the people spiritually today, just like what they are doing in the natural with all this gene splicing and hybridizing of corn and wheat. Hybrid wheat and hybrid corn produces hybrid meal, and if you eat it, what does it do to you? And look how in the natural they have polluted the corn and are genetically engineering it to be something that it was not meant to be. And why do they do it? To make it look better. And why do you add leaven to meal?, to make the loaf appear bigger and nicer looking. Yet the Kingdom of God is not to come by observation. And if it is not to come by observation, then why would you want to make it look better than it is meant to look? And what is the effect it’s having on the people? It's changing the bodies of men and women, from strong and healthy to weak and infertile. The meal is destroying the people in the natural and what have they done to the meal offering? They, the woman, the church have polluted it by adding leaven.
19Notice the words of warning from the Apostle Paul to the GALATIANS 1:6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: (Now that word another is not from the Greek word allos which means a different one altogether, but it was taken from the Greek word heteros which means of another nature. So in essence he is saying, I marvel that you are so soon removed from the Gospel of Christ unto one that has a different nature from the original One you received.) And then he says, 7 Which is not another; (he says, here, which is not an allos, which is not a totally different one altogether, but it is the same one that has been perverted.) but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. (And this word pervert came from a Greek word that means to change or to turn. So we see here that they were swerving away from the truth unto a false truth. ) And then he warns them, 8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any [man] preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
20So we see that to take this other meal is to take the curse which is death, and in this case spiritual death. SPIRITUAL FOOD IN DUE SEASON 65-0718E 124 Notice, there was meal in the barrel. Every time she went after meal, there was meal in the barrel. There was oil in the cruse, every time she went for it. Why? Meal represented Christ in the meal-offering. The burrs had to be set just right to grind every one of them. Every burr of this meal exactly the same, showing that He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. That was the Word, the Bread of Life following the message, to vindicate the Word. So is it today, friends. So is it today, that the Bread of Life that the children eat on, follows the Message of God, to sustain them during the time of the drought. What if He stood in our presence today? What if He stood in our presence right now? He would act and do just exactly like He done the days when He was in flesh here on the earth.
21GOD'S CHOSEN PLACE WORSHIP 65-0220 76 The Meal Offering was Christ. The, every burr had to be set the same, and every little piece of meal had to be ground the same for the meal offering, showing that He is the Healer, and He substitutes and takes away death and puts Life by the two laws. Hallelujah. Where death is one place, when Christ comes in, Life comes in. He's the same yesterday, today, and forever. And where there was death, there became Life, because that Christ was bought in, the Meal Offering.
22Notice that the meal represents life, and the woman took three measures of this meal which represents three measures of life and yet she mixed in with life something to try to make that life more beautiful, to make it bigger than it is supposed to be, and to make it better looking than what it was meant to be, and by doing so she perverted it and caused death in the pot.
23Now, we have shown you how that women represents the church, and yet we have also said if you look at the nature of the woman it will tell you if she represents a Bride or a false bride. In this parable Jesus tells us what kind of woman this church is. She is a false church because of her very nature declares what type of a woman she really is. Jesus says, the woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened. Notice that she hid it. she was sneaky about what she was doing. The word hid mean to 1. To put or keep out of sight; secrete. 2. To prevent the disclosure or recognition of; conceal: tried to hide the facts. 3. To cut off from sight; cover up: Clouds hid the stars. 4. To avert (one's gaze), especially in shame or grief. v. intr. 1. To keep oneself out of sight.
24And notice if this woman reflected Christ as her husband she would not be trying to conceal but reveal. So we see this woman is a bad church. She is a whore. She has tried to hide and get away with this deed so no one would notice. And Jesus said what she did leavened the whole lump. She leavened the entire lump. And what is to be made from the lump? It is to be baked and the bread is the result. And so she leavened the entire bread of Life until there was not Life left in it, only death in the pot. And remember, the same Word that is our blessing becomes our curse if we do not handle it the way it was ordained to handle it. Thus all three measures of meal were thus polluted, until Jesus said the entire lump was polluted. All tables become full of vomit. What the canker worm didn't eat the locust did, and what the locust left the palmerworm ate, and what the palmer worm didn't eat the caterpillar ate and so on until the whole thing was destroyed. And that is why God had to come Himself in this last day to restore all that had been eaten right down to the very roots.
25Now, what are those three measures of meal? Justification, sanctification and the Baptism of the Holy Ghost, and notice how she perverted the teaching of these three Scriptural doctrines. And what did she pervert them with? False Doctrine! She took false doctrine to pervert the True meal or true doctrine. We find our answer to this from the very words of Jesus in Matthew 16.
26MATTHEW 16:6 Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees. 7 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have taken no bread. 8 Which when Jesus perceived, he said unto them, O ye of little faith, why reason ye among yourselves, because ye have brought no bread? 9 Do ye not yet understand, neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets ye took up? 10 Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets ye took up? 11 How is it that ye do not understand that I spake it not to you concerning bread, that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees? 12 Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
27So we see that the leaven represents false doctrine that is added to the right portions of word. And remember the burrs had to be ground to the same in every detail. Therefore, the meal represents a rightly divided Word, and yet the leaven represents a false doctrine that was added to the three measures of Justification, sanctification and the baptism of the Holy Ghost, that just perverted the whole understanding. And without these three rightly divided measures of meal you can not have communion and fellowship in the Presence of God without breaking the bread of Life with Him. God wants to have fellowship and communion with us, around His Word. And Abraham, the Father of our Faith showed us how it is to be done.
28GENESIS 18:1 And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: (Notice this is speaking of the Appearing of the Lord Himself. This is speaking of the presence of the Lord.) and he (Abraham) sat in the tent door in the heat of the day; 2 And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground, 3 And said, My Lord, if now I have found favor in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant: 4 Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree: 5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said. 6 And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly (she did not have time to add anything to it, she had to hurry and quickly do it. when we make the communion bread, it is to be done in haste just like when they were to make the bread at the first Exodus. Just as Abraham had Sarah do it in haste, quickly, not time to let it rise. You take only pure whole grain flower and water only, and ad nothing else. No oil, no leaven, just pure grain wheat and pure water and knead it and roll it and then bake it quickly. Notice Abraham said, ) Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth.
29You've got to be able to rightly divide the three measures of meal, justification, sanctification, and the baptism of the Holy Ghost, and then you are ready to break the bread of Life with the Author of Life Himself in His Very presence. And He is here this morning to do so.
30THE MASTERPIECE 64-0705 136 Justification made a way for sanctification. Sanctification made a way for the baptism of the Holy Ghost. The baptism of the Holy Ghost made a way for the Holy Ghost Itself to come right down in perfection, back to the Word again to manifest Itself.
31Last Sunday we spoke on how the Wong Word will produce a wrong spirit, and there we left off sharing a quote from the Token Message of Brother Branham’s. So tonight to get right into it, we will pick up where we left off Sunday.
32As you may recall in The Token Message preached, 63-0901M 34-9 we heard brother Branham say, “You should love one another. Believers should separate themselves from the world. Don't just take it now, lightly. And then, you people that's listening to this on tape, (that’s us he’s talking to) you women, you men, you listen a minute. If you ever believed me, you believe it now. It's time to quit fussing with one another. Believe the message of the Bible. Believe Jesus Christ; and love, and honor, and respect one another. Men respect your wives; you respect your home. Bring your home together, because, you remember, this Lamb was for the home, not just one. The whole home too had to be brought; everything had to be brought in. We should love each other, and believers should separate themselves from the world.
3335-3 Notice, they were not just yet come together to talk about the message. They come together to apply the blood, to apply the token. That's what you must do. Pastor Neville, and to this congregation, trustees, deacons, to you brethren, it's time that we laid aside all the foolishness of the world, time we laid aside everything else. We've seen enough now, that we're positive, sure, and the Token must be applied. Without it, you're going to perish; you must perish. That is the only thing. Oh, don't come together, say, "I believe it." Get beneath it. Get into it. How to do it? By one Spirit we're baptized into the Body of Jesus Christ. Everybody believe with all your heart. See? He was not responsible for any out from beneath it.”
34Notice how strong brother Branham is speaking here. He says, “Just don’t get together to talk the Word, you had better get into it, and apply what you have been given. Because if you don’t you are going to miss it”. That’s essentially what he’s saying here. There’s just too much emphasis on stalking the word, but what good does it do to talk it if you don’t apply it and live it. If Noah would have just spent that 120 years talking about the coming judgment and not getting ready for it, he would have perished just like the rest of mankind. And the same thing with the believers in Goshen. If they would have just talked about what the Lord was doing in their day and how He sent them a prophet Moses, and if they just talked about all the miracles and things, the angel of death would have hit their camp just as hard as he did the people of Egypt. But notice Moses told them they had to apply the blood or the angel would not pass over them.
35We find this same parable in Matthew 7:24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And we know in scripture the rock stands for revelation. So this man built on revelation, 25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
36Now, he said the rain would descend, and we know according to Deuteronomy 32: 2 God said “My Doctrine shall fall as the rain. So we see that the rain must come before the floods, and in Scripture a flood represents judgment by the Word, as it was in the days of Noah so shall it be when the Son of Man is Revealed. And as the doctrine begins to pour forth upon the face of the earth, then the judgments that the doctrine brings with it begins to take apart every house that is not founded on the rock of revelation. You see the flood is the waters of separation, and we know the waters of separation is the Word itself. Notice the rains come first, then the flood which is the waters of separation which will take away any house that has not been build upon a rock which Is Revelation. And not just any revelation will do for Christ is that Rock. And therefore there is one Faith or one Revelation and that is the revelation of Jesus Christ. And building your house upon that rock which is Christ will weather any storms that will come.
37So he says the rains will come, that's the doctrine, and then the floods will rise which is the waters of separation that will come as a result of that Word, and always remember, in John 17 Jesus said, “Father I have given them Thy Word and the world hateth them”.
38So the world hating you will bring on the waters of separation, and in the parables we saw that flood or waters of separation come up, and the winds did blow, which speaks of every wind of doctrine, and cunning craftiness whereby they lie in wait to deceive. And will beat upon that house, and if it was not founded upon the Rock of the Revelation of Jesus Christ, then it will not last.
39If you just come to church because you know you should, watch out? The rain is falling, and the next thing will come is the waters of separation! Then you will find out where your home was built upon. As I pointed out Wednesday night, that If you have receive the revelation of Jesus Christ you will be tested to see whether you have it or not. That's the trial of your faith, which is the trial of your revelation.
4026 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: 27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it. 28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: 29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
41Now the King James version uses the word astonished here but the word astonished is not a good translation of the word ekplesso that Jesus used here, because it gives you a wrong idea of what was taking place. The Greek word used here is ekplesso and it means to strike out, to expel by a blow, to drive out or away; to cast off by a blow, or to drive out. In others words, they didn't want His doctrine. They wanted to expel him to get him to go away, for his doctrine was too hard for them to hear. And they didn't want it. Why? Because they all liked to talk about the Lord and to talk about the Word but he said with their mouth they draw near but in actuality their hearts were far from God.
42Isaiah 29:13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near [me] with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:
43And that is what Jesus quoted to them in Mathhew 15:7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, 8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with [their] lips; but their heart is far from me. 9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching [for] doctrines the commandments of men.
44Jehovah Jireh pt 1 62-0705 23 See, you can't go by emotions. See, your life that you live testifies what you are. See? No matter what kind of a sensation, you cannot base Christianity on any sensation. It's a life. Jesus said, "By their fruit you shall know them." Not by their profession, not by what they say. And Jesus also said, "You draw nigh unto Me with your lips, but your heart is far from Me." That's their profession. See, your life tells what. And if a man says that he believes God, and denies one Word of this Bible, or changes It in any way, why it's got to be wrong.
45LUKE 6:47 Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like: 48 He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock. 49 But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.
46Luke 21: 34-36 NIV 34 "Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with (1) dissipation, (2)drunkenness and (3) the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap. 35 For it will come upon all those who live on the face of the whole earth.36 Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man."
47Now, let's stop here for a moment to see just exactly what this means. He told us to be careful about three things that could weigh and close in on us like a trap. 1) Dissipation: which means Wasteful expenditure or consumption. 2. Dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure; intemperance. That means no constraint. 3. An amusement; a diversion. So we are warned to be careful not to become too weighed down by these things which are rampant in our society today. That's Laodicea full speed ahead. And then he said, drunkeness: which implies a losing of ones ability to rightly reason. To be resolute in our minds.
48Anxieties of this Life: And we are told by jest to be anxious for nothing. You see, God is not pushy, and he does not want us to get pushy about anything. He said we need to lay in the presence of the Son to ripen. Not run, run, run, but lay in His presence until we get mellow in our spirit and ripe in our soul.
49Now, this scripture tells us that if we are not focused on Christ when that day comes, we are going to miss Him, and yet these three things are what the entire world are focused on and they have missed Him altogether. Notice he said, if you are caught up in these things, that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap. 35 For it will come upon all those who live on the face of the whole earth.36 Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man."
50Now, we know what Paul said in Romans 10, and we know what he said in 2 Corinthians 11, and again in Galatians 1, that if they receive a wrong word, then they will receive a wrong spirit. How then can we think that anyone who sits under a wrong ministry and has a wrong conception of the message has the right spirit, which is the Holy Spirit? A wrong conception is a wrong quickening to life. Conception means to quicken to life. We know Peter said, in 1 Peter 1:23 that "we are born again, not by a corruptible seed, but by an incorruptible seed, by the Word of God which Lives and Abides forever." Jesus told us that the Sower sowed a seed which is the Word of God. And that seed will produce a life according to the law of reproduction, which states, "Every seed must bring forth after it's own nature."
51To receive a wrong word will and must produce a wrong spirit or a wrong life. How can it be any other way. Did you know that brother Branham said we must have a right teaching in order to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit? To receive the Seal of God? And if you don't receive the seal of God there is only one seal left and that is the seal of satan, which is the mark of the beast.
52Now, we know what Paul said in Romans 10, and we know what he said in 2 Corinthians 11, and again in the book of Galatians, that if they receive a wrong word, then they will receive a wrong spirit. How then can we think that anyone who sits under a wrong ministry and has a wrong conception of the message has the right spirit, which is the Holy Spirit? A wrong conception is a wrong quickening to life. Conception means to quicken to life. We know Peter said, in 1 Peter 1:23 that "we are born again, not by a corruptible seed, but by an incorruptible seed, by the Word of God which Lives and Abides forever." Jesus told us that the Sower sowed a seed which is the Word of God. And that seed will produce a life according to the law of reproduction, which states, "Ever seed must bring forth after it's own nature."
53Therefore to receive a wrong Word must produce a wrong spirit or a wrong life. How can it be any other way. Did you know that brother Branham said we must have a right teaching in order to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit? To receive the Seal of God? And if you don't receive the seal of God there is only one seal left and that is the seal of satan, which is the mark of the beast.
54Now remember, Jesus said, "My Words are Spirit and they are Life"....and we also see in 2 Peter 1: 3-4 that every thing we need pertaining to Life comes forth from the Word and in fact the very Divine Nature or God Nature that we so long for comes forth as well from the Word which we know is the Seed that the Sower went forth sowing. So then, if in fact we receive a Word which has been altered by even something as seemingly insignificant as a wrong punctuation mark, then if the Word of God is a carrier of God's Spirit and His Life and His Nature, then a wrong word will bring forth a wrong spirit and therefore a wrong life and a wrong nature. So if we willingly receive a false word, then we are willingly receiving a wrong spirit, or a false spirit or shall we say a false anointing. Now, let me repeat this so you will understand more clearly. Correct Word, God's Word, contains God's Spirit, God-Life and God-Nature. Then altered word contains altered understanding which brings forth altered anointing, which is altered Spirit which is altered Life which brings forth altered Nature. Now there you have it in a nutshell. This is how people pick up a false spirit and they do not even know it.
55Weymouth 3:13 But bad men and impostors will go on from bad to worse, misleading and being misled. 3:14 But you must cling to the things which you have learnt and have been taught to believe, knowing who your teachers were, 3:16 Every Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for convincing, for correction of error, and for instruction in right doing; 3:17 so that the man of God may himself be complete and may be perfectly equipped for every good work.
56Now, why are we telling you it is so important to know of whom you are taught. Because if the wrong person teaches you, you will receive a wrong teaching, and if you receive a wrong teaching, you will receive a wrong spirit. And if you receive a wrong spirit, you receive a wrong life. And if you receive a wrong life, it is not eternal life, then it is temporal which means it will have an end, and therefore it is a spirit of death…