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1This morning I would like to pick up at paragraph 109 of The Spoken Word is the original Seed 116 One day, I was up in Green's Mill; I'd been praying for a couple of days; been many years ago. I went up here to Mishawaka. (I never said this on tape before.) I went to Mishawaka. You remember about the colored boy? I'd just found Pentecostal people; I never knew there was such a thing. And I went up there and found them, and I thought I had a bunch of angels. I seen them speaking in tongues and things. I never heard of it before, but there they was, running up and down the floor speaking in tongues. I thought, "My, that's wonderful." The old UPC., and P. A. of W., and all them kinds emerge. They had, it was a segregation between the white and colored then; they had to have their convention up north. And it was at Mishawaka, Indiana.
2117 I had a dollar and seventy-five cents, just enough to get me home. I put a nickel of it in some old doughnuts or rolls (about two or three days old) went down and got me a jug of water at the hydrant, and went out in a cornfield and took my seats out of my old Ford and laid it down; pressed my britches for that night (seersucker pants I had on) and a little old T-shirt. And the next morning I went down again. I didn't want to eat with them. I was welcome, but I didn't want to eat with them 'cause I had nothing to put in their offering. And so I went to find out that day they would dance; and they was prance; and they would sing in the Spirit. And I thought, "Oh, my, that sounds good. Um." One man would raise up and speak in tongues, and this one give the interpretation. And, brother, it was so. They called people back there in the audience. I thought, "Oh, brother, that's wonderful."
3118 "Tell Miss Jones or So-and-so, Come right now; the Lord's calling her." Here she come. That's right. Then, this one would speak in tongues, and the other one interpret it. I thought, "Oh, my, my. The millennium's fixing to start. This is it." And so I... "If I could just shake the hands of them godly men," I thought. And I went over to one of them when I was outside walking around. They didn't know me; I was a little old fellow out there. And so I went walking around the church and after while when they had a little recess, and I met a man out there, and I shook his hand and I said, "How do you do, Brother?"
4119 Now, you know God's give me a little gift here to find out things when He wants me to know it. See? I thought, "If I could ever get him to speak and just let him say something, I'd find out whether it was really true or not." So I seen that looked like to be the leaders of it, and I shook his hand. "How do you do, brother?" said, "How do you do?" And I talked to him a little bit, and he was a real Christian; he was, and I thought, "Praise, God." After while I come around the corner, hit this other man, and I said, "How do you do, Brother?" and I got to talking to him. And if I ever talked to a hypocrite, there was one of them. He was a black headed man, and he had a baby by a blonde headed woman, two babies by a blonde headed woman. I saw it in the vision, right before me.
5120 Now, I thought, "Now, I'm really confused. Now, how could that same Spirit, one be on a man, a godly man and the other on a devil, hypocrite?" I thought, "God, I better leave the whole thing alone, I don't know." I was only about nineteen, twenty years old, and I thought, "I just better leave the thing alone. Well, I don't know. How can the world could that be? I can't say nothing about it, I can't say nothing against it, but I know that man's wrong." And that same Spirit, I watched It; It fall there and take the same effect. I thought, "There's something wrong here somewhere. That's all there was to it."
6121 I said to this man... He said, "Did you ever receive the Holy Ghost?" I said, "I don't believe I've got what you fellows has." Said, "Glory to God. Did you ever speak in tongues?" I said, "No, sir." He said, "You ain't got her." I said, "Well, I don't guess I have." See? I said, "This is something new. I never seen or heard of it." I said, "Well..." He said, "Well, go in there and get her... Sure, she's for you." I said, "Thank you, sir." I thought, "Brother, I don't want what you got." So then I looked at it a little bit, and I went on around a little while, went on out, and I went out in the woods that night, and I thought, "God, have mercy, I'm going home." And I went home. I couldn't say nothing for or against.
7122 One time, I was up here at Green's Mill (my little old cave where I always go that you know about). I'd been in there on something else. Three or four days I had been up there fasting and praying. It got musty in the cave, and I come out one afternoon. It was pretty and sun was shining on the leaves... There was an old log had fell down like this just below it (down towards the creek), and I set down on there rubbing my eyes (been back in that dark cave for a while). I laid the Bible down like that, and I thought, "Well, I believe I'll read some out of the Bible now." I leaned back against this limb here and just rest myself and leaning back; I was dusty all over.
8123 And I started to read, and when I picked up the Bible, it was Hebrews the 6th chapter. See? "For it is impossible for those that once enlightened, made partakers of the Holy Ghost, seeing if they should fall away, to renew themselves again unto repentance. Seeing if... The rain cometh upon the earth oft to dress it, and prepare for that which... the briers, thorns and thistles, which is nigh unto rejection... is to be burned." I thought, "Well, what's that?" And I thought, "What was that?" "Oh," I said, "I guess it's something." It went away. I was up there praying about something else. And I laid my Bible down again. I said, "Well, I guess I'll turn over and get me something to read," like that, and the wind come and blew it right back. I was in the Old Testament; blew it right back to Hebrews the 6th chapter. I looked down again, and there it was. So I looked; I picked it up; I read it again: same thing. "Well," I thought, "My, are you getting superstitious, Bill?"
9124 So I thought, "Well, I'll read here," and I couldn't. I started to read, and I couldn't get interested in nothing. I thought, "Well, I believe I'll just raise up my hands and praise the Lord." I laid the Bible down like that, raised up my hands to praise the Lord. When I raised up my hands, the wind went, "Whoosh," blew again, and when it did, I looked down there: Hebrews 6. I read it again. I thought, "What does that mean? I can't understand." I had done forgot about the Pentecostal idea. Then I thought, "What does that mean?"
10125 And I was setting there and I thought, "Is there something in there, Lord?" I thought, "Now, I believe in election, yeah. 'They which were once enlightened, partakers of the Holy Ghost (See?), and has tasted of the Word of God...'" I said, "That's that borderline believers that'll come right up almost to the real thing and then go back; just like them was in the times of Joshua." (Joshua and Caleb went on over, but these just stayed borderline, see, tasted and seen the good works of God, then refused it.) People set around the church all the time, saying, "I believe that, Brother Branham," but never make a move towards it. See, said, it's impossible for them to ever go across. So then they come to that place, and you preach to women with short hair; next year they got short hair, just the same. Preach to men to do, they do just the same thing. You see? Never, see, borderline believers. Just say, "Oh, yes, I believe it's right."
11126 I said, "Of course I believe that." But when it come to that place, "But thistles and thorns which is nigh unto rejection, whose end is to be burned..." I thought, "What does that mean? Can't get it." And I was set there a little bit; I thought, "God, if this is something You want me to know, I'm up here seeking a vision from You, Lord, to know just what to do about a ministry down there, and I want You to tell me, Father." And I looked across the hollow going on up towards (Well, I was way in above Charlestown), going towards New Market, that way (across over the hill), and I looked and I seen that like a rainbow hanging over the valley. And through this rainbow I seen something turning, and I looked, and it was the world. And here went a man dressed in white.
12127 And many of you people here are too young to know this. You remember when we used to broadcast seeds with our, put a great big bag on your side, and take your hand and throw it? Mr. Wood, you'll remember that, broadcasting seeds like that. Take them in your hands and spray them out like that. Let the wind blow them into the dirt. And I seen a man dressed in white going across like that, sowing seeds. And I watched him go plumb around the curvature of the earth. And I thought, "Wonder what that means." And then I looked; just as soon as he got his back turned, here come a real slicker, coming around, looking like that. He had a sack full and he was sowing weeds behind him. He went around the earth; still looking, sneaking you know, throwing them like this, and he went on around the earth.
13128 Then I seen it come up, and up come wheat and up come weeds, stickers, thorns, thistles. And they was both growing together. And there come a great drought, and I seen that little wheat hold its little head over, panted just dying for water. And I seen the little old cocklebur with his head hanging over panting just dying for water. And everybody begin to pray for water; and all at once the great rains come up in answer to prayer. And away went the rains across the earth, and as soon as the water hit the earth, that little wheat jumped up and said, "Glory. Glory. Glory. Glory."And up jumped the little cocklebur and hollered, "Glory. Glory. Glory. glory." Well, I thought, "Now, what's that?" And just then, "Well, that wheat was a-shouting, I can see that; but what did that cocklebur meant?" Then He said, "Read Hebrews 6."
14129 The rain falls on the just and the unjust. That's what's the matter; that's what we--why we didn't have a Bride ready for Christ now. We sowed denominational seeds and instead of the Word. What has it done?, brought some more denominational children. That's right. But in among there is some wheat has fallen. That's right. But look, the same Spirit that makes the real true genuine believer speak with tongues, the real Spirit that makes the genuine believer a Christian (See?, because It's irrigating a Word, a Seed), that same Spirit makes something substitute to it, like Eve's hybrid, makes the hybrid just as happy, just as much shouting, feel just as much joyful about it as the rest of them. But what is the Truth of it? The seed's wrong to begin with.
15130 So all your fleshly demonstrations don't mean nothing. "Though I speak with tongue of men and Angels and have not charity, it profit me nothing. Though I can move mountains and have not charity, it profit me nothing. Though I give all my goods to feed the poor and have not charity, it profit me nothing. If I speak with tongues like men and Angels, it becomes like sounding brass and tinkling cymbals." See, it's nothing. Listen, church: Pentecostals. Nothing... Why? It's a hybrid seed. It can't come to the Word.
16131 Now, there you are. The body that gives birth to Christ's body again must be, come from a virgin womb: the Word. That's right. That's why... Listen to this. That's why she produced "a million more in '44." (That was a Baptist slogan.) That's why the Pentecostal denominations that, could not give spiritual birth to bring forth the manifestations and the Christ, because it was only a sowing rain, and she's brought forth a denominational church, and she's consolidated with the great Evangelicals, and she's gone in with the way of Korah. She's gone with the denominations; that's why.
17Now, this evening I would like to take this thought on Hebrews 6, and tire it with this thought that the Korah spirit is that organizational denominational spirit that was right in the camp of Israel under the ministry of Moses and the Pillar of Fire.
20Since Brother Branham taught us that Faith is Revelation, and since there is Only One Lord, then this One Revelation is the Revelation of that One Lord, which is the only Revelation spoken of in Scripture, and that is "The Revelation of Jesus Christ."
22In fact as we examine Hebrews 6 as Brother Branham is referring us to, we find that these people who fall away or deviate from the Truth were among those who were Once for all enlightened according to the Wuest translation. And we know there is no other age where this could happen except at the end-time according to Revelation 10, Malachi 4, Acts 3: 19- 23, 2 Thessalonians 1: 10, Joel 2:25 and as so many other scriptures that point out that this restoration of the Word or Once for all enlightenment will take place at the Revelation of Jesus Christ. .
23Now we find here in Hebrews 6 it speaks of a people who have been once for all enlightened, and there could be no other hour where God came down with once for all enlightenment. For there could not be a once for all enlightenment until Revelations 10:1-7 takes place and the Seven Seals were opened. For now the entire book is open and revealed.
24Now notice further that this scripture speaks of a people who have consciously tasted of the Heavenly Gift, and therefore, having tasted it they do not continue in it, but turn aside from it.. 4 For it is impossible to restore and bring again to repentance those who have been once for all enlightened, who have consciously tasted the heavenly gift,and then turn it aside.
25In fact if you will notice, it says they consciously have tasted of the heavenly gift and then it also says they have shared in or have become companions of the Holy Ghost. Hebrews 6 : 4 who have consciously tasted the heavenly gift, and have become sharers or (Companions) of the Holy Spirit, 5 and have felt how good the Word of God is and the mighty powers of the age and world to come. Yet we might ask ourselves how is it that they could be consciously aware of His presence and still deny Him and even want to crucify Him all over again. Well, our answer is in verse 6, where the scripture tells us that they deviate from The Revelation of Jesus Christ. In other words, they heard the Doctrine of Christ, they heard William BRanyham tell us he is not a oneness and they heard him say that Jesus could not be his own Father, and they heard him say the body was not deity but deity dwelt in the body, and they heard him say that Jesus was a dual being, and they heard him say the way Jesus and God were one is the same way we are to be one with God. Not one like your finger but One in the same Word. Therefore hearing it they reject it and hold to their denominational dogmas instead.
26Let’s just read Hebrews 6:6 if they then deviate from The Faith and turn away from their allegiance; It is impossible to bring them back to repentance, for (because) they nail up on the cross the Son of God afresh, as far as they are concerned, and are holding Him up to contempt and shame and public disgrace. In other words those that fall away are cockleburs, they are briars, they are chaff that the wind driveth away. And then Paul says,
27Now, in the natural we see that it takes the sun to dry out the plant so the seed can ejected by the wind and thus renew the cycle of life. Therefore, this period of time where we have been laying in the presence of the SON to ripen is also the time that the church is drying up and the son of God seeds are being rejected and ready to be taken up by the Whirlwind into a glorious rapture. We know His Presence and the acknowledging of His Presence through the preaching of the good news, has caused a separation between the chaff and the wheat. This too is essential, for without separation, Life could never come forth in birth, and if the spiritual is typed by the natural then there also must be a separation for the New Birth to become a reality.
28Therefore He is here to separate the chaff from the Wheat. We see that in Hebrews 6 but we also see it in Matthew: 3:11-12, and Matthew 7: 15-23, And Matthew 13: 24-30, Matthew 13:36-43, Matthew 13:47-49, Matthew 13:25:1-11, 2 Thessalonians 1: 7 - 12 , 2 Thessalonians 2: 3, 2 Thessalonians 2:10 - 12, 1 Timothy 4: 1, 1 John 2: 19 - 21, 1 John 2:28, So we see that there are two groups involved here as seen in Luke 17: 26 - 37, 2 Corinthians 4: 3-6, 2 Corinthians 11: 1-4, Galatians 1: 6, 2 Timothy 3: 1 - 9, 2 Timothy 4: 3-4, 1 Timothy 4: 8
29In order for the dew that falls to be raised up again it must first receive a change in its form or body from a solid state of water, to a gaseous state that is lighter than air and thus can be drawn up by the presence of the sun. In other words there must be a change of the body. Therefore His Presence is Here is to bring forth a change of our Body readying it for a catching away. Therefore, he is here to change the living. 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18, I Corinthians 15: all, 2 John 3: 1 - 3, 2 Corinthians 3: 18, Roman 12: 1-3, Colossians 3: 4, 1 Corinthians 13: 9 - 12, 2 Thessalonians 1: 7, 2 Thessalonians 1:10-12, Acts 3: 19-21, 1 Peter 1: 7 -9, 1 Peter 1: 13, 2 Peter 1: 1-4, 2 Peter 1:10-12, 1 Corinthians 1: 4 - 10, and finally Matthew 24: 30
30Then once the body of that dew has been changed it is drawn up into the presence of the SUN as we will be drawn into the Presence of the Son of God in the Rapture. The dew drop had settled into the ground, and before it could be raised up it had to be changed in it's form, and thus He is here to raise the dead and to raise us into the presence of the SON. 1 Thessalonians 4: 15 - 18, 1 Corinthians 15: all, Ephesians 1: 17 - 23, Galatians 2: 1, Acts 1: 9-11, Matthew 27: 51-53, Colossians 3: 4, Deuteronomy 30:3, Luke 20: 36 children of the resurrection, John 11: 24-25, Acts 24: 15, Acts 24:21, Romans 6: 5, Philippians 3: 10-11, 2 Timothy 2: 18, Revelations 20: 5, 1 Thessalonians 4: 15-18,
32And in 2 Peter 2: 1 we are told that all of this must come to pass because as in Hebrews 6 we are told that many will taste but will not surrender themselves completely to the Word of God, so too in 2 Peter 2: 1 we are told, But as there were false prophets among the people, even so shall there be false teachers among you, who will privately bring in damnable heresies, even such a Heresy as denying the Lord that bought them, (The Son of God) and this will bring upon them swift destruction…
33Then we read in 2 Peter 2:15 concerning these false teachers who come in, “these have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; So they will do it for the money. 17 these are wells without water, That’s no Holy Ghost, claiming to be a well, which is where you go to draw water from. Pater also calls them, “clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved forever. 20 For if after they have escaped the pollution's of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and they are again entangled therein, their latter end will be worse with them than the beginning. For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they having come to know it, to turn from the Holy Commandment delivered unto them. But it is happened unto them according to the True proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her own wallowing in the mire.
34So you see we are warned here as in Hebrews 6 that those who start out and come to this Message, then fall away from it, and cling to their denominational organization ways will never be saved for they have turned down the only way for them to receive God, and that is through receiving the doctrine of Christ, “for he that hath the doctrine of Christ hath God. But he that hath not the doctrine of Christ hath not God.”
35Let us stand to our feet and bow our heads and our hearts in a word of prayer, and then after we pray, let us remain standing while our deacons bring the elements from the back room so that we may consecrate them by the word of God and prayer.
36Dear father we thank you for this wonderful insight you have given to us from the lips of your vindicated prophet William Branham. And we thank you Father for his obedience to the heavenly vision, and we see such dedication and consecration in his life that we can know for certainty that he was conformed to the Image of your Son Jesus. Therefore we ask you Father to help us also to rededicate our live this evening that we might also walk as he walked, in the footstep of your Son Jesus. Help us to walk in the light as He is in the light, that the blood of Jesus Christ might cleanse us from all our sins, for we ask it in Jesus Christ’s name. Amen
37Now, while we are waiting let us turn in our Bibles to John Chapter 13.1Just before the Passover Feast, Jesus knew that the time had come to leave this world to go to the Father. Having loved his dear companions, he continued to love them right to the end. 2. It was suppertime. The Devil by now had Judas, son of Simon the Iscariot, firmly in his grip, all set for the betrayal. 3 Jesus knew that the Father had put him in complete charge of everything, that he came from God and was on his way back to God. 4 So he got up from the supper table, set aside his robe, and put on an apron. 5 Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the feet of the disciples, drying them with his apron. 6 When he got to Simon Peter, Peter said, "Master, you wash my feet?" 7 Jesus answered, "You don't understand now what I'm doing, but it will be clear enough to you later." 8 Peter persisted, "You're not going to wash my feet—ever!" Jesus said, "If I don't wash you, you can't be part of what I'm doing." 9 "Master!" said Peter. "Not only my feet, then. Wash my hands! Wash my head!" 10 Jesus said, "If you've had a bath in the morning, you only need your feet washed now and you're clean from head to toe. 11 My concern, you understand, is holiness, not hygiene. So now you're clean. 12 But not every one of you." (He knew who was betraying him. That's why he said, "Not every one of you.") After he had finished washing their feet, he took his robe, put it back on, and went back to his place at the table. 13 Then he said, "Do you understand what I have done to you? You address me as 'Teacher' and 'Master,' and rightly so. 14 That is what I am. So if I, the Master and Teacher, washed your feet, you must now wash each other's feet. 15 I've laid down a pattern for you. What I've done, you do. I'm only pointing out the obvious. 16 A servant is not ranked above his master; an employee doesn't give orders to the employer. 17 If you understand what I'm telling you, act like it—and live a blessed life. 18 "I'm not including all of you in this. 19 I know precisely whom I've selected, so as not to interfere with the fulfillment of this Scripture: 20 The one who ate bread at my table Turned on his heel against me. "I'm telling you all this ahead of time so that when it happens you will believe that I am who I say I am. Make sure you get this right: Receiving someone I send is the same as receiving me, just as receiving me is the same as receiving the One who sent me." 21 After he said these things, Jesus became visibly upset, and then he told them why. "One of you is going to betray me." 22 The disciples looked around at one another, wondering who on earth he was talking about. 23 One of the disciples, the one Jesus loved dearly, was reclining against him, his head on his shoulder. 24 Peter motioned to him to ask who Jesus might be talking about. 25 So, being the closest, he said, "Master, who?" 26 Jesus said, "The one to whom I give this crust of bread after I've dipped it." 27 Then he dipped the crust and gave it to Judas, son of Simon the Iscariot. As soon as the bread was in his hand, Satan entered him."What you must do," said Jesus, "do. Do it and get it over with." 28 No one around the supper table knew why he said this to him. 29 Some thought that since Judas was their treasurer, Jesus was telling him to buy what they needed for the Feast, or that he should give something to the poor. 30 Judas, with the piece of bread, left. It was night. 31 When he had left, Jesus said, "Now the Son of Man is seen for who he is, and God seen for who he is in him. 32 The moment God is seen in him, God's glory will be on display. In glorifying him, he himself is glorified—glory all around! 33 "Children, I am with you for only a short time longer. You are going to look high and low for me. But just as I told the Jews, I'm telling you: 'Where I go, you are not able to come.' 34 "Let me give you a new command: Love one another. 35 In the same way I loved you, you love one another. This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples—when they see the love you have for each other." 36 Simon Peter asked, "Master, just where are you going?" Jesus answered, "You can't now follow me where I'm going. You will follow later." 37 "Master," said Peter, "why can't I follow now? I'll lay down my life for you!" 38 "Really? You'll lay down your life for me? The truth is that before the rooster crows, you'll deny me three times."
38What a rebuke to such a hard headed man. But may we stay humble always as we approach the table of the Lord tonight. Let us now bow our heads as our brothers shall ask God to bless the elements we are about to partake in that represent to us the broken body of our Eldest Brother and the shedding of His blood for the remission of our sins and unbelief.