1This morning we will continue in our series from the Spoken word is the Original Seed, and this will be number 223 in our series. It was 3 years ago on January 13th, 2008 that we began examining this sermon of Brother Branham’s and we are up to paragraph 144, but we skipped through quite a bit between paragraphs 110 through 140 so there are some things that we kind of rushed past that I would like to cover more thoroughly for you beginning this morning. To do so let’s open our Bibles for our text from Hebrews chapter 6. Before I read however, I want you to remember, we have a promise from God, and he is here to protect us. BUT so you understand God’s Word calls for Blessings and Cursing. Blessing is you hearken to (which means to pay attention to) the voice of the Lord God and cursing if you do not pay attention to it.  Therefore, I am going to present some things which are hard for you to hear, but always remember, if you are His, He is here to save you from the wrath of man.

2Hebrews 6: 1Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection;

3Now, first of all he did not say that we leave the doctrine of Christ to go on to perfection, because John tells us in 2 John 9 that if we do not have the doctrine of Christ we do not have God.

42 John: 8Look to you, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward. 9Whosoever transgresseth,(now, the word transgress means to go beyond the ,limits. So John is saying, whosoever goes beyond the limits) and abideth not (that means does not remain) in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. (Now, we know the word hath means to have possession, you do not possess God. And Who is God? He is the Holy Ghost. So to not have the Doctrine of Christ means you do not have the Holy Spirit.) He that abideth in (He that remains in)the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. (Now, this does not say you have two Gods, it says you do not have the Father who is God, and His Son Jesus Christ, Who Himself was not God as a man, But God dwelt in Him making one mediator between God and man the man Jesus, or as Paul said, God was IN Christ, making intercession for our confession.) Now, verse  10If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:11For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.

5Now, those are very hard words by the Apostle John here but we just don’t have time this morning get into them, so and since you are all aware of what it is to have the doctrine of Christ and you know what it is and what the Scripture teaches concerning it, we will proceed ahead. But for those of you who are not sure, just ask me for the booklets on it after the service and we can get them for you.

6Now, in getting back to Hebrews 6 he told us: Hebrews 6:1Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; So you see he is not saying we must leave the doctrine of Christ but the principles of the doctrine of Christ. And what is a principle thing? It is the first or rudimentary thing. In other words, once you have entered into the door keep going all the way into perfection. The principles are the beginning thing. We also use the word primary, like in primary school. 1 grade etc.

7So he says, laying aside the elementary things, or as Paul said, not laying again the foundation (and we know a foundation is the first thing you put down in building a building. So again in his terminology he is saying let us not go back to the beginning if we are to go on to perfection, but let us go deeper and deeper into the Doctrine of Christ.) not laying again (not starting all over again on) the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, 2Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. (these are all the rudimentary or foundation entry level doctrines to get us into the doctrine of Christ, and not having to go over and over them, let us go on to perfection or maturity.)

8Notice he says, 3And this will we do, if God permit. 4For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, (the actual translation is “Once for all Enlightened” and that has to be in this hour when God Himself has come down with A Shout, Voice and Trump. That’s 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 for those taking notes. So he is talking to those who have come up to this Message) and have tasted of the heavenly gift, (What is that Heavenly gift? It is the Holy Ghost Himself) and were made partakers (or companions) of the Holy Ghost, 5And have tasted the good word of God, (That’s the totally revealed Word of God) and the powers of the world to come, (That is that Millennial power like when brother Branham spoke to the bees and they turned away, and the raging killer bull turned aside and laid down, or like the possum who came to his home for prayer, or the squirrels that were spoken into existence. Those are millennial powers brothers and sisters. And these people that Hebrews 6 is speaking of here are those who have partaken of this or have witnessed this and then to turn back away from the Word of God that has been vindicated, it says,)

96If they shall fall away, it is impossible to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.

10In other words, it is too late an hour for the people to do what they did in Moses day when they came up to the land and then wanted to go back.

11Jezebel religion 61-0319 P:61 Then what happened after that? Listen. After that attack, his voice became quiet, nobody heard him no more. God called him off the scene, said, "Elijah, you've done made your message known to all of Israel; they know It. Now, come up here in the wilderness; get away from them; separate yourself, 'cause I'm going to do something. I'm going to show them what it is to turn my message down." What set in? War, famine, starvation. THUS SAITH THE HOLY SPIRIT; watch what's coming. Watch what's going to follow." There was a famine; there will be a famine, oh, maybe not for bread, but for hearing the Word of God and His Truth. All the churches will socialize and go right on into it just the same, just like they've already been swallowed up with it.

12Now, that sermon was preached just a few miles west of us over in Middletown Ohio, and they turned him down over there, the people did. And brother Branham never came back to Middletown or Chautauqua after that message. Before he came to preach one of the local pastors got up and said, now when brother Branham is prophesying in the spirit he never misses, but don’t listen to his doctrine, it’s poison. And so when he closed out that meeting with an alter call he pleaded with the people to come, and three hand raised up, but none of them would even come forward for prayer because they were so bound up by the preachers.

137For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God: 8But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.

14And we are all aware of what is happening to this country. If you want to know the details just open your Bibles to Deuteronomy chapter 28 and read it for yourself. There’s going to be wars, and plagues, and depression, and famine and starvation, because that is what God said would happen to those who did not hearken which means pay attention to the Voice of the Lord God.

15I put together a study of the end-time judgments over 12 years ago that I said would come on this country and the world because they turned down this Message. And we had people who mocked what I said, but they didn’t mock me, they mocked God because I just said what God said would take place. This that are right in the Bible and things William Branham said 50 or more years ago, and we are seeing them right now before our very eyes taking place.

16Notice Paul said, hose end is to be burned. And that is what is in store for this nation and the world for that matter.

17Notice in 1961 brother Branham said in his sermon, Gabriel's instruct to Daniel 61-0730M P:61 I understand that in the last days there'll come a famine; the churches will be so organized and so set and everything, that in the last days there'll come a famine, and it will not be for bread and water only, but for hearing the true Word of God. And people will go from the east, from the west, from the north and the south seeking to hear the true Word of God. But the churches will be so organized and tightened up that they'll fail to hear It. I understand that by books. But in that day, oh God, there'll be a Branch rise up from David. I understand that He'll send Elijah before that day comes at the end time, and he'll have a Message that'll turn the hearts of the children back to the fathers, turn them back to the original: go back again to the end and start. I understand that that'll take place just before the Spirit leaves the Gentile church to return to the Jews.

18And we have already seen the famine for the Word of God. The churches think we are a cult because we follow a vindicated prophet of God, but they will have to pay and are already paying. When is the last time you actually heard the Word of God preached in a pulpit outside this Message that had any True Word of God in it? It’s all social Gospel, feel good Gospel, but nothing to save your soul or your body from what is coming upon this earth.

19Back in April of 1998 I preached a series on the End-Time Judgments, and spoke from the Bible and Brother Branham what is coming down on this nation and all the nations that turned down the Word for this Hour, and I quoted from PP. 100 of the Message JEZEBEL RELIGION 61-0319, brother Branham said, When God sends forth a message and tells the people, and they don't receive it, then He withdraws His servant and sends His plagues: famine, death, spiritually speaking, physically also. You watch for a depression, brother. You think you've seen something; you just wait after while. You haven't seen nothing. You think you're dying for a good spiritual revival; you wait till after a bit. You just wait, long and cry to hear the Word of God. The Bible said so. "There'll be a famine in the last days," said the prophet, "and not for bread and water alone, but for hearing the true Word of God." But that voice will be quiet in the wilderness somewhere, hid away. He ordained the ravens, His servants. Bless them birds, His servants that kept the voice of Elijah alive during the time of his isolation from the church.

20Now, I do not know if there will be a famine because there is no food available or because it will cost so much that the people will not be able to afford it. I have an article from USAGOLD.com that I would like to read.

21“After Word War 1 during the Weimar Republic of Germany borrowed heavily to pay its war debt. This led to high inflation. By 1923 prices began doubling within hours. The runs on the banks, and goods developed into street long lines. By late 1923 it took 200 billion marks to buy a loaf of bread.

22Millions lost everything and their life’s savings would not even buy a postage stamp. They were penniless. The average mortgage in Germany at that time could be paid off with just 1 penny US.

23When World War 1 broke out the Reichsbank which is the Central Bank of Germany decided to no longer redeem its currency for gold. After they went off the gold standard. there now was no legal limit of how many notes they could print so they printed like Zimbabwe did a few years ago and like the United States is doing today. I have 500 Billion dollar Zimbabwe note that you could not even buy three eggs with it. Like the United States, the government didn’t want to irritate the people by taxing them to death, so they borrowed money and printed money instead. Much of the borrowing was discounted and monetized by the Reichsbank. This amounted to issuing straight printing press money. By the end of the World War 1, the amount of money in circulation increased four-fold. In view of this, the extent of inflation was less than one might have expected. The consumer price index had risen 140% by December 1918. This was equal to the inflation during the same time in England, a little more than in the United States, but less than in France. Yet the floating debt of the Reichsbank had increased from 3 billion to 55 billion marks!”

24July 1914

251.0

26Jan 1919

272.6

28July 1919

293.4

30Jan 1920

3112.6

32Jan 1921

3314.4

34July 1921

3514.3

36Jan 1922

3736.7

38July 1922

39100.6

40Jan 1923

412,785.0

42July 1923

43194,000.0

44Nov 1923

45726,000,000,000.0

46Hebrews Chapter 3 57-0901M P:2 “America doesn't want the Gospel (You know that.); we just might as well admit that. This Anglo-Saxon people is finished; that's all. There's no more Gospel that America will receive. Oh, you get a few stragglings now and then; but just as the Gospel, it's over. And you can't even preach to them, can't talk to them. They won't believe nothing. See? They just got their own hardheaded ideas, and they're set, and the next thing's for this nation is judgment. She's going to have it too. It may be through depression; it may be through an atomic bomb; it may be through a great plague, a disease or something; but she's ready. It's a-coming; thousands times thousands will fall.”

47Now, just so you have the other side of the Word, the Blessings side, he also said in the sermon, “When their eyes were opened 56-0420 P:32” He's been with you in so many things. When the barrel was empty during the depression, the children had no clothes, you never knew where the next meal was coming from, somehow you made it. You didn't realize it was Him. See? How you've been blessed. If you only knew that's Him that you love, that's with you.

48But we can all see what is happening to the economy, and before this year is up we could se the devaluation of the dollar to the point that there will be food in the stores but you won’t be able to pay for it. And with gasoline due to rise to $5 dollars a gallon, the prices on everything, food included will be so high that you will become like the third world countries where they have very little to eat. 

49Listen to what Brother Branham said about the economy way back in 1962. In his sermon

50STATURE OF A PERFECT MAN 62-1014M  57-1 this present government now is spending money for what? For tax money that they'll be collecting forty years from now. She's done. That's "Life Line" right out of Washington D.C., across the nation. Taxes, they're spending and trying to buy foreign... Why, they're just giving it out any way. Don't you see, that's exactly what they're going to do? See, what is it? Now, if this nation goes busted, the only thing it can do is go busted. The only thing that it can do is go bankrupt. That's the only sensible thing to do: change the currency. But they won't do it. Under this present ministration, Roman Catholic church owns the gold of the world, and what they'll do is sell out. These rich men and so forth of the earth, as the Bible said, what will they do before they lose the Brown and Williamson tobacco company (Most all of them's Catholic anyhow.), and all these other things, what will they do? They'll accept that and they'll take the money from Rome, and then she's sold her very birthright. Rome backs her up. Yes, sir. She'll back it up. And they're getting enough policy now, getting enough around them, bring it in his cabinet. Look what Mr. Kennedy's asking for. And when you seen this the other day... There's no need of voting any more. What's the use of voting? When they put it in the paper and proved it before the public, and they refused to do anything about it; when they proved that the machines across the nation was set up, that they elected Mr. Kennedy by a false vote. Don't the Bible say that he would come in by deceit? A falsehood. Now, I'm not against the Democrat party no more than a Republican party, but I'm just stating facts from the Bible. What's the use of voting? They know who's going in there.

51And isn’t that exactly how Barack Obama was elected. How many million votes did Acorn muster up for him? Was it 5 million something? And how many more votes did he get that McCain? 4 and a half million? And notice he came in by promising the world, to the simple minded people, and has given them nothing. But he’s given away the store to Wall street and the bankers hasn’t he? Did you know that just a few months ago the Federal Reserve gave away 13-14 trillion dollars to the foreign banks and companies, and to countries like Greece and Spain to bail them out? And who gets the bill for it? You do, because you are an American taxpayer. 

52So you see what is happening to this nation and to the world. Brother Branham said, in the Seven Church Age book preached in 1960 and written in 1964, Philadelphian Church Age CA Book 313-2 "I will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth." This verse is not a declaration that the true church will go into and through the tribulation. If it meant that it would have said that. But it said, "I will keep thee from the hour of temptation." This temptation is exactly like the temptation in Eden. It will be a very inviting proposition held up in direct opposition to God's commanded Word, and yet from the standpoint of human reasoning it will be so very right, so enlightening and life-giving as to fool the world. Only the very elect will not be fooled. The temptation will come as follows. The ecumenical move that has started on what seems such a beautiful and blessed principle (fulfilling Christ's prayer that we all might be one) becomes so strong politically that she bears pressure upon the government to cause all to join with her either directly or through adherence to principles enacted into law so that no people will be recognized as actual churches unless under direct or indirect domination of this council. Little groups will lose charters, privileges, etc., until they lose all property and spiritual rights with the people. For example, right now unless the local ministerial association approves in many, if not most cities, one cannot rent a building for religious services. To become chaplains in the armed services, hospitals, etc., it is now almost mandatory to be recognized as acceptable to the Trinitarian ecumenical groups.

53As this pressure increases, and it will, it will be harder to resist, for to resist is to lose privilege. And so many will be tempted to go along, for they will feel it is better to serve God publicly in the framework of this organization than not to serve God at all publicly. But they err. To believe the devil's lie is to serve Satan, even though you may want to call him Jehovah. But the elect will not be deceived. Furthermore, the elect will not only be kept, but as this move becomes the "Inage erected to the beast," the saints will be gone in the rapture. And this little delightful, winsome movement that started out in fellowship at Ephesus will become the monster of Satan that defiles and deceives the whole world. For the church system of the Roman Catholic and the Protestant in coming together will control the whole wealth of the world system and force the whole earth into its religious trap, or will kill them, by refusing them the privilege of buying and selling whereby they would make a living. This will be accomplished simply, for the harlot's daughters are all but gone back to her. In the meantime, Rome has acquired nearly all the supplies of gold. The Jews have the bonds and all the paper. At the right time, the harlot will destroy the present day money system by calling in all the paper, and demanding gold. With no gold, the system falls. The Jews will be trapped and come into the alliance, and the harlot church will take over the whole world.

54Now, that is already in the talking stages. I have a video from the British House of Lords taken November 1, 2010 and the transcript of that presentation where Lord James of Blackheath is speaking to the House of Lords, which is the equivalent to our United States Senate, and he says, …

55Lord James of Blackheath's transcribed comments are courtesy of the UK's Hansard online: November 1, 2010

56Baron James of Blackheath: For the past 20 weeks I have been engaged in a very strange dialogue with the two noble Lords, in the course of which I have been trying to bring to their attention the willing availability of a strange organization which wishes to make a great deal of money available to assist the recovery of the economy in this country. For want of a better name, I shall call it foundation X. That is not its real name, but it will do for the moment. Foundation X was introduced to me 20 weeks ago last week by an eminent City firm, which is FSA controlled. Its chairman came to me and said, "We have this extraordinary request to assist in a major financial reconstruction. It is megabucks, but we need your help to assist us in understanding whether this business is legitimate". I had the biggest put down of my life from my noble friend Lord Strathclyde when I told him this story. He said, "Why you? You're not important enough to have the answer to a question like that". He is quite right, I am not important enough, but the answer to the next question was, "You haven't got the experience for it". Yes I do. I have had one of the biggest experiences in the laundering of terrorist money and funny money that anyone has had in the City. I have handled billions of pounds of terrorist money.

57Baroness Hollis of Heigham: Where did it go to?

58Baron James of Blackheath: Not into my pocket. My biggest terrorist client was the IRA and I am pleased to say that I managed to write off more than £1 billion of its money. I have also had extensive connections with north African terrorists, but that was of a far nastier nature, and I do not want to talk about that because it is still a security issue. I hasten to add that it is no good getting the police in, because I shall immediately call the Bank of England as my defence witness, given that it put me in to deal with these problems.

59The point is that when I was in the course of doing this strange activity, I had an interesting set of phone numbers and references that I could go to for help when I needed it. So people in the City have known that if they want to check out anything that looks at all odd, they can come to me and I can press a few phone numbers to obtain a reference. The City firm came to me and asked whether I could get a reference and a clearance on foundation X. For 20 weeks, I have been endeavouring to do that. I have come to the absolute conclusion that foundation X is completely genuine and sincere and that it directly wishes to make the United Kingdom one of the principal points that it will use to disseminate its extraordinarily great wealth into the world at this present moment, as part of an attempt to seek the recovery of the global economy.

60I made the phone call to my noble friend Lord Strathclyde on a Sunday afternoon-I think he was sitting on his lawn, poor man-and he did the quickest ball pass that I have ever witnessed. If England can do anything like it at Twickenham on Saturday, we will have a chance against the All Blacks. The next thing I knew, I had my noble friend Lord Sassoon on the phone. From the outset, he took the proper defensive attitude of total scepticism, and said, "This cannot possibly be right". During the following weeks, my noble friend said, "Go and talk to the Bank of England". So I phoned the governor and asked whether he could check this out for me. After about three days, he came back and said, "You can get lost. I'm not touching this with a bargepole; it is far too difficult. Take it back to the Treasury". So I did. Within another day, my noble friend Lord Sassoon had come back and said, "This is rubbish. It can't possibly be right". I said, "I am going to work more on it". Then I brought one of the senior executives from foundation X to meet my noble friend Lord Strathclyde. I have to say that, as first dates go, it was not a great success. Neither of them ended up by inviting the other out for a coffee or drink at the end of the evening, and they did not exchange telephone numbers in order to follow up the meeting.

61I found myself between a rock and a hard place that were totally paranoid about each other, because the foundation X people have an amazing obsession with their own security. They expect to be contacted only by someone equal to head of state status or someone with an international security rating equal to the top six people in the world. This is a strange situation. My noble friends Lord Sassoon and Lord Strathclyde both came up with what should have been an absolute killer argument as to why this could not be true and that we should forget it. My noble friend Lord Sassoon's argument was that these people claimed to have evidence that last year they had lodged £5 billion with British banks. They gave transfer dates and the details of these transfers. As my noble friend Lord Sassoon, said, if that were true it would stick out like a sore thumb. You could not have £5 billion popping out of a bank account without it disrupting the balance sheet completely. But I remember that at about the same time as those transfers were being made the noble Lord, Lord Myners, was indulging in his game of rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic of the British banking community. If he had three banks at that time, which had had, say, a deficiency of £1.5 billion each, then you would pretty well have absorbed the entire £5 billion, and you would not have had the sore thumb stick out at that time; you would have taken £1.5 billion into each of three banks and you would have absorbed the lot. That would be a logical explanation-I do not know. My noble friend Lord Strathclyde came up with a very different argument. He said that this cannot be right because these people said at the meeting with him that they were still effectively on the gold standard from back in the 1920s and that their entire currency holdings throughout the world, which were very large, were backed by bullion. My noble friend Lord Strathclyde came back and said to me that he had an analyst working on it and that this had to be stuff and nonsense. He said that they had come up with a figure for the amount of bullion that would be needed to cover their currency reserves, as claimed, which would be more than the entire value of bullion that had ever been mined in the history of the world. I am sorry but my noble friend Lord Strathclyde is wrong; his analysts are wrong. He had tapped into the sources that are available and there is only one definitive source for the amount of bullion that has ever been taken from the earth's crust. That was a National Geographic magazine article 12 years ago. Whatever figure it was that was quoted was then quoted again on six other sites on the internet-on Google. Everyone is quoting one original source; there is no other confirming authority. But if you tap into the Vatican accounts-of the Vatican bank-you come up with a claim of total bullion-

62Lord De Mauley: The noble Lord is into his fifteenth minute. I wonder whether he can draw his remarks to a conclusion.

63Lord James of Blackheath: The total value of the Vatican bank reserves would claim to be more than the entire value of gold ever mined in the history of the world. My point on all of this is that we have not proven any of this. Foundation X is saying at this moment that it is prepared to put up the entire £5 billion for the funding of the three Is recreation; the British Government can have the entire independent management and control of it-foundation X does not want anything to do with it; there will be no interest charged; and, by the way, if the British Government would like it as well, if it will help, it will be prepared to put up money for funding hospitals, schools, the building of Crossrail immediately with £17 billion transfer by Christmas, if requested, and all these other things. These things can be done, if wished, but a senior member of the Government has to accept the invitation to a phone call to the chairman of foundation X-and then we can get into business. This is too big an issue. I am just an ageing, obsessive old Peer and I am easily dispensable, but getting to the truth is not. We need to know what really is happening here. We must find out the truth of this situation.

64Now, what I just read to you that was an actual speech in the House of Lords, in Great Britain last November 1, 2010 is exactly what William Branham said would take place 50 years ago. He said the Jews have the paper and Rome has the gold, and Rome would make a pact with the Jews to cover their paper, and then pull a fast one on them. And what would that fast one be? She would own it all, because basically the paper is worthless and that is where the printing of all these trillions of dollars is taking place.

65So how close are we when these talks have already begun?  Now, you might say what does this have to do with Hebrews 6? Simply put, Hebrews 6 explains the entire destruction, economically, physically, as well as the famine and other disasters that are coming down the road. Take Hebrews 6 and Deuteronomy 28 together, and you have the economy, and all the plagues that will bring on the global fire that will burn it all.

66From paragraph 125 brother Branham said, 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."

67126 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.

68127 And I... 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--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.

69128 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, went [Brother Branham imitates a panting sound--Ed.] just dying for water. And I seen the little old cocklebur with his head hanging over [Brother Branham imitates a panting sound--Ed.] 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."

70129 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.

71130 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.

72131 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--with the great Evangelicals, and she's gone in with the way of Korah. She's gone with the denominations; that's why.

73Now, let me read just some of the economic curses that this nation will or is now starting to go through according to Deuteronomy 28. Verse 15 However, if you do not obey the LORD your God and do not carefully follow all his commands and decrees I am giving you today, all these curses will come on you and overtake you: 16 You will be cursed in the city and cursed in the country. 17 Your basket and your kneading trough will be cursed. 18 The fruit of your womb will be cursed, and the crops of your land, and the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks. 19 You will be cursed when you come in and cursed when you go out. 20 The LORD will send on you curses, confusion and rebuke in everything you put your hand to, until you are destroyed and come to sudden ruin because of the evil you have done in forsaking him. 21 The LORD will plague you with diseases until he has destroyed you from the land you are entering to possess. 22 The LORD will strike you with wasting disease, with fever and inflammation, with scorching heat and drought, with blight and mildew, which will plague you until you perish. 23 The sky over your head will be bronze, the ground beneath you iron.24 The LORD will turn the rain of your country into dust and powder; it will come down from the skies until you are destroyed.25 The LORD will cause you to be defeated before your enemies. 31 Your cattle will be slaughtered before your eyes, but you will eat none of it.33 A people that you do not know will eat what your land and labor produce, and you will have nothing but cruel oppression all your days. 43 The foreigner who resides among you will rise above you higher and higher, but you will go deeper and deeper into the hole. 44 They will lend to you, but you will not lend to them. They will become the head, but you will become the tail. 45 All these curses will come on you. They will pursue you and overtake you until you are destroyed, because you did not obey the LORD your God and observe the commands and decrees he gave you. 46 They will be a sign and a wonder to you and your descendants forever. 47 Because you did not serve the LORD your God joyfully and gladly in the time of prosperity, 48 therefore in hunger and thirst, in nakedness and dire poverty, you will serve the enemies the LORD sends against you. He will put an iron yoke on your neck until he has destroyed you. 49 The LORD will bring a nation against you from far away, from the ends of the earth, like an eagle swooping down, a nation whose language you will not understand, 50 a fierce-looking nation without respect for the old or pity for the young. 51 They will devour the young of your livestock and the crops of your land until you are destroyed. They will leave you no grain, new wine or olive oil, nor any calves of your herds or lambs of your flocks until you are ruined. 52 They will lay siege to all the cities throughout your land until the high fortified walls in which you trust fall down. They will besiege all the cities throughout the land the LORD your God is giving you. 53 Because of the suffering that your enemy will inflict on you during the siege, you will eat the fruit of the womb, the flesh of the sons and daughters the LORD your God has given you. 54 Even the most gentle and sensitive man among you will have no compassion on his own brother or the wife he loves or his surviving children, 55 and he will not give to one of them any of the flesh of his children that he is eating. It will be all he has left because of the suffering your enemy will inflict on you during the siege of all your cities. 56 The most gentle and sensitive woman among you—so sensitive and gentle that she would not venture to touch the ground with the sole of her foot—will begrudge the husband she loves and her own son or daughter 57 the afterbirth from her womb and the children she bears. For in her dire need she intends to eat them secretly because of the suffering your enemy will inflict on you during the siege of your cities. 58 If you do not carefully follow all the words of this law, which are written in this book, and do not revere this glorious and awesome name—the LORD your God— 59 the LORD will send fearful plagues on you and your descendants, harsh and prolonged disasters, and severe and lingering illnesses. 60 He will bring on you all the diseases of Egypt that you dreaded, and they will cling to you. 61 The LORD will also bring on you every kind of sickness and disaster not recorded in this Book of the Law, until you are destroyed.