1This morning we will read again from paragraph 21 where Brother Branham sermon “The Spoken Word is the Original Seed.” And we will focus our thoughts on what Brother Branham had to say about the Word being a seed, and I would like to take the thought that words are seeds.

221 Now, I want to begin this morning with my text to use this: "The Spoken Word Is the Original Seed." Now, that's what I wish to lay the text on, "The Spoken Word Is the Original Seed." Now, if you'll notice, God said, "Let it bring forth of its, in his kind." Whatever it was it must be brought forth of its kind. Now, this Word of God is eternal. God, being infinite, cannot speak one thing and then later on change it to something else, to a better decision, because every decision of God is perfect. He cannot... Once His Word is once spoken, It can never die. It lives on, on, on, and can never die, because It is God. His Word can no more die than He can die. That's the reason we read in Saint John, 1st chapter, that "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word was made flesh." The same Word that was spoken in the beginning with His eternal purpose came on over and was made flesh and dwelt among us: God's Word.

3Now, last night we spoke on how God placed the Word seed upon the earth before there ever was a seed natural to manifest itself out of this earth. And the Spoken Word of God is the original Seed.

4But notice we read from Genesis 1:11 that said, And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, and herbs... and seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. and then we read Genesis 2:5 that said,  And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.  And yet the Lord had already brought forth man in His image as spirit man in Genesis 1:26 and 27.

5But notice in 1:11 it said the seed was upon the earth, and in 2:5 it says before it was in the earth. So we see the seed was spirit, For the Word of God is Spirit and Life, That is what Jesus said in John 6:63.

6Now you know from many times having heard the words from this pulpit that the Word is a seed. And not only the Word of God is a Seed but all words are seeds. The Word of God happens to be an incorruptible seed, but there is also a corruptible seed. That’s what we are told by the Apostle Peter.

71 Peter 1: 23 23Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

8Now, if there is a corruptible seed it has to be something other than the True Word of God that is incorruptible. Every seed planted will bring forth children of that seed. In other words every seed will produce a product of the seed nature or life that is in that seed.

9We saw this “Law of Reproduction” in Genesis 1:11 and we also see it in John 8: 44 Where Jesus said to the Pharisees, Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. And again in Matthew 23: 28 where Jesus tells these Christ rejecting Pharisees to fill up the measure or pattern of their own fathers who were prophet killers.Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. 29Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, 30And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. 31Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. 32Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. 33Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?

10Again we see Jesus speak of the Law of reproduction in Matthew 13:37-42He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;38The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; 39The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. 40As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. 41The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;  42And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

11Notice how each seed had to be sown before it could produce.

12In the Message "Christ Revealed in His Own Word" brother Branham said, there are three things we must not do. We must not misinterpret the Word, we must not misplace the Word, and we must not mislocate the Word. Now to understand what it means to misinterpret we must first understand what the word interpret means: According to Webster’s dictionary, interpret means: To have or show one's own understanding; to construe; to give one's own conception of, and the word conception comes from the word to conceive which begins the process of life. So to misinterpret is to misconstrue, and to misconstrue is to give a misconception. Now, if it is a misconception, then it is not a true conception. And we know conception has to do with bringing forth life. Therefore wrong seed produces wrong life.  A lie is a truth mis-told. But when you speak the lie as though it is truth, then you are giving life to that lie to those who hear it and believe it. And the most effective lie is one that is 99% true. Because when it is checked out, if the 99% are checked out and the other 1% is not checked out, then for every % that is checked out to be as the lie stated, it only reinforces the lie. So then the 99% that is truth reinforces the 1% that is a lie. But the life of the lie is a perversion. It is not the same life as though it were 100% true. Do you follow what I'm saying. Your words are seeds bringing to life the things you speak. Whether true or false, a seed is sown every time you speak. And brother Branham told us that we, our minds are only a battle ground for God and Satan. So the life that comes forth from our mouth is either God Life or satanic perverted life. Jesus said, "As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he. And out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh."

13In fact brother Branham said that words are seeds in his sermon JESUS CHRIST THE SAME 62-0718 42 I believe that the Bible is a seed. Those words are seeds. Jesus said a sower went forth sowing seeds. This is it. The Word of God is a Seed. Jesus said it was. Then, if it is God in print form, and you receive It into your heart, and then the Holy Spirit waters that Seed, it brings forth what it's promised. Any kind of a seed you sow, it'll bring forth that kind of a crop. Exactly right. We've sowed in this great revival going by a lot of intellectual seed. We've got a intellectual crop. That's right. If we would sow Gospel Seed, we'd have a Gospel crop. And we need to get back to the principles, and the Bible teachings, back to the Bible, back to the Holy Spirit upon the Word of God that makes the Word of God live. That's exactly what it was.

14So whatever form of word that you are sowing, that is the form of life that will result from your sowing. And I am afraid that people just don’t understand the way God thinks. And that can only be because they do not have the mind of God in them.

15Isaiah 55: 8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. 9For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. 10For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:11So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

16And that is why the people of Israel never understood the ways of God or his thinking, because they were incapable of knowing God’s thoughts, because they did not have His Spirit. But they could see the actions of God and but could not comprehend the ways of God. Psalms 103: 7 He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.

17Paul tells us that in order to understand the Spirit of God we must have the Spirit of God in us.

181 Corinthians 2:11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God knoweth. 12Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 13Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 14But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.  16For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ. 

19So you see the mind is where the Word Seeds are and where they will bring forth after the image of the original source.

20Matthew 13:24-3024Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: 25But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. 26But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. 27So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? 28He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? 29But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. 30Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

21From paragraph 77 of his sermon Christ Revealed in His Own Word brother Branham said,  [77]  See, down through the age we started off from the foundation, from the first church age when the Seed went in the ground, the complete Seed. Then it come out through the feet, Luther, come back out then through Wesley, then into Pentecostals, the tongues and the lips. See? Now, it's in the eyes, prophetic, of Malachi 4 and so forth. And now, there's nothing else left for it to come, but Him Himself to step into that, 'cause that's the last thing there is. The next is the intelligence, and we have no intelligence of our own; it's His. See? We have no sight of our own.(Now, notice here that he is not referring to physical sight because he goes on to say,) How can a man foresee those things? He can't do it; It's God Himself. See, it's becoming to a place... And He's governed the body all the way through. Then the complete Body of Christ is revealed in the form of a Bride that was taken out of His side, like Adam did at the beginning--like Adam's was, rather, at the beginning.

22Now, I want you to see a couple of things Brother Branham is telling us here that are important to us in this hour.

23#1) He is speaking of a Seed (or carrier of Life) that went into the Ground, and he clarifies and

24      Characterizes this Seed as being (The Complete Seed).                                                                       

25#2) He further describes this Seed as the Foundation Seed, which means it is the original Seed, and other seeds that come from this Seed, will bear the same life.

26#3) This Complete Seed will come forth in a Complete body , and that this Body will manifest, the same Life, and you will know when this Body is fully Complete in it’s growth when it comes to it’s last stage of Life which is the Intelligence, the same Intelligence that was in the original Seed.

27Now, point #1,  The Complete Seed. We know by definition that a seed is a carrier of life. And since He is speaking about how Christ is Revealed in His Own Word, we must then understand that this Complete Seed that he is speaking about, is Christ, or the Life that was in Christ.

28In John 1:1-4 We are told that in Him was Life, and that is why all things were made by Him. Because It takes Life to bring forth Life. And He is the Word. So this Life is in the Word.

29And in Luke 8:4-15 we notice that the seed that was sown is the Word of God, and yet we see that unless this Word Seed is sown in the proper place it will not produce Life.

30In 1 Peter 1:23 we see that the Word is again called a seed, and yet we see here that there are two types of seed, or word which is sown. An Incorruptible word seed and a corruptible word. And the evidence that we have received the Incorruptible Word in the right kind of soil, is that we shall live and abide forever.

31Point #2, We find that this Seed that was sown into the ground is the foundation Seed, or the original Seed. Now, brother Branham is speaking about Christ here because we find Jesus Himself telling us that it was necessary for Him to die and be buried and He typed His own death and burial with that of a Seed.    

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33John 12:24 24Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.

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35Now, we often hear brother Branham mentioning how this life came forth in Luther’s Message and then up through Wesley’s, then up through the Pentecostal message and on up until it finally comes to a rest in the intelligence, which is the very mind of God, back in the people.

36Now in looking at these three thoughts here we see that:

37#1) The Complete  Seed is a carrier of Complete Life, (That’s 2 Peter 1:3-4 3According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: 4Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.)

38#2) The same Life that was sown in the Original Seed, which is the very Life that was in Christ Jesus, shall manifest in us. John 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.

39#3) This original Seed Life shall return in this hour, not only among the people, but It shall enter into the people as well. (That’s Collosians 3:4When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

40 Brother Branham said “The Complete Seed,” comes forth in It’s Complete Body (which is the complete Life that was in the Seed has got to come back into human flesh in a Bride) in this hour. So we are speaking of the Original Seed, the original Word-Life back in human flesh again. And that is why we are told our New Birth comes by a seed which is the incorruptible Word of God. In fact Jesus said in John 6:63 “My Words are Spirit and they are Life.” 

41And, so we see that the Word is a Seed carrier of Eternal Life. Now, this evening I would like to look at this thought of the Word as a Seed in a little different way. Since we are talking about the Word as a Seed, I would like to break this down to our own personal level for a few minutes.

42Now, we know that the Word is a Seed, and then the Word being a Seed, then what is the Life that is in that seed? Every Seed is a carrier of Life. We know this by definition of seed. But what is in a Word? The answer is thoughts. Before there were any words there were thoughts. Then the word is an expression of the thoughts. So in essence the thoughts within the word are the life of the Word, right?

43So you can see that a word is not just a guttural sound, but it really has some significance. Words in a language other than the language you know and speak means absolutely nothing to you, and could be quite humorous to your hearing when in actuality to those who understand the language they could be very serious words.  Paul said in 1 Corinthians 14:6-11  that every sound has some significance in some language. And just to speak words which have no meaning does not do anything for any one. But when we speak in words which can be understood, then those words can and will bring forth fruit. In Jeremiah 6:19 we are told that our thoughts actually produce fruit.

44And we know that man is likened to a tree, as we see in Psalm 1:1-3 1Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 2But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.3And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper..

45Here we see that a righteous man is likened to a tree that is planted by the rivers of water. And we are told that his fruit will be in the proper season and his leaf shall never wither.  Now what does God mean by this analogy? Well, we know that God likens His Word to Water and Eternal Life to the River of Life that flows from the Throne of God as we see in Revelations 22:1.

46Next we see that this man, is planted. That means he will not move, but that he is fixed in this place which means that he is rooted in, and his roots are reaching out for the waters of Life, and he is living off of the waters of Eternal Life. And of course we know what that water of Life is. It is the Word, for we are told by Paul in Ephesian 5:26 that we are washed by the washing of water by the word. And since this tree, or righteous man has a good water supply, his leaf will never wither, as Peter said, we are born again of a Seed, the Word of God that Liveth and abideth forever. And so we see that this speaks of Eternal Life, for the Life in this Tree will never wither. But I want you to also see that the greatest thing  this tree is that it is constant, and It will always bring forth it’s fruit in the proper season. And so we see that the fruit is tied to a season. It is a seasonal fruit.

47Now we hear Jesus speak of  knowing a man by his fruit, in the book of Matthew 7:15-20. Now in a closer examination of this scripture, we see Jesus telling us that you will be able to tell what a man is by his fruit. Now remember, he begins by warning us about false prophets.  And he calls them wolves in sheep’s clothing, but then talks about fruit. He is using metaphors to get a point across. But what are these fruits that he is speaking about? Some would have you to think these fruits are the fruits of the spirit of the fruits of the flesh, but brother Branham told us the fruit is the teaching of the season. And what is God’s teaching but His very thoughts made known through Words. Therefore if we break down this thought of what a man’s fruit is we find that it is his thoughts, what he is thinking. And we find a righteous man will have the correct thoughts for the right season.

48Those who were Elect in Moses day did not look to Noah’s Message for their day. But they received Moses Message in Moses day. And in Jesus day, those who were looking back to Moses actually missed Jesus when He came. And so we see that the Righteous Man is like a tree that is planted and rooted in the Waters or Word of Eternal Life, and their thoughts will be in season for their day and therefore they shall never wither.

49Now to further understand how our mind is like a garden, we shall look further to the book of  Proverbs 23:7 Here we read, For as a man thinketh in his heart so is he.” And so we see that a man is what he thinks in our heart. And we have already shown that our thoughts are likened to the life that is in a seed. Therefore, a man can be said, that a man is literally what he thinks, and therefore his character is the sum of all of his thoughts. as every  plant springs forth from a seed that was hidden in the earth, and could not have began without a seed, so to every action that we do, springs forth from a seed that was planted in our minds as a thought. Therefore our actions are the manifestation of what thoughts lay in our heart.

50In Luke 6:45 Jesus tells us that our words we speak all come forth from the abundance of the heart. And the word heart as we know means the understanding which is the compilation of all of our thoughts. Therefore our actions and speech are only the fruitage which comes forth to manifest the seed within,

51In Genesis 1:11 We see the law of reproduction that every seed must bring forth after it’s own kind or nature. Therefore, the life that is in the seed must become manifest. And therefore, whatsoever life is in the seed will come forth in an outward manifestation in due season. Our thoughts then are the seeds of our actions.  And therefore if a man is righteous, it is because he has righteous thoughts. In Proverbs 12:5 we read, The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit And so what distinguishes a righteous man from a wicked man? His thoughts first and then his actions. In Psalms 10:4we read, The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.

52Brother Branham has taught us the simple principle that before you can actually do the sinful act in your flesh, you must first have to think of it in your mind. Therefore the Greatest battle ever fought is in the mind, where the seeds of righteousness and unrighteousness are sown.  Now since we know that God created man in his own image, then we must also consider that just as God brings forth into manifestation His thoughts and desires of His heart, so does man do the same. That’s Jerermiah 23:20

53Your mind then is likened to a garden which will grow forth fruit, whether good or bad depending on what we do with it. In a natural garden we plant the seeds that we want to bring to harvest. We cultivate our garden so that no weeds will grow in it. It takes work, but if we sow we shall also reap. The problem is that there is another who also wishes to sow in our minds as well. Jesus tells the parable of the two sowers who went forth sowing seeds. The First was the Son of Man and the other one was the devil. The Son of Man sowed forth good seed which was the Word of God. But the devil sowed his own word seed which brought forth tares or weeds. Now we are likened as to husbandmen who are responsible for this garden. We are supposed to act a good stewards of the Good seed which is the Word of God. But if we are not really interested in what kind of harvest we shall reap, then we do not cultivate the good seed. We just let whatever grows to grow. And this will result in the weeds overtaking the seeds every time.

54Weeds will always outgrow the True planting of the Lord because after all they are wild. And we know that “many more are the children of the harlot than she which has a husband.” All you have to do is to look at our nations welfare rolls today and see that most of the welfare today is do to illegitimate births. 69% of the Blacks born today are illegitimate at birth and I imagine the welfare rolls reflect the same numbers. And so we see that every deed is first committed in the heart, or mind. Matthew 12:35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. This is also seen in Matthew 15:19 & Mark 7:21

55The Bible tells us, “As he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” Therefore we are the product of our thoughts just as any fruit is product of the seed that was planted in the ground. 

56That is why we are told to cast down any thought that would exalt itself against the Word of God. 2 Corinthians 10:5         

57Notice that we are told to bring every thought into obedience to the Word of God. Matthew 12:33, 33Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.

58Luke 3:8-9 8Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham. 9And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.  

59If we are righteous it is because we think righteous thought. And if you have your source from God then you will not be able to help but to think God’s thoughts. Remember the parable of the two sowers. They both sowed seed, but the Seed from the Son of Man was called he good seed. And we see that a good plant will only produce a good fruit. Matthew 7:17-19 17Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. & Luke 6:43-45 43For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.44For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.  45A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.

60That is why if the original Seed was willing to let his thinking go in favor of his Father’s thinking, then you and I must do the same if we are to be conformed to the image of the first born in a vast family of brethren as Paul said in Romans 8. But most people think for some stupid reason that they should be admired for thinking their own thoughts and holding to their own stupid opinions, but not so with God. Every person that ever amounted to a hill of beans in this world let go of their own mind, when they met God and understood His mind. 

61That is why brother Branham could make the following statement in his sermon WHEN THEIR EYES WERE OPENED 56-0420 16 Now, you Bible scholars, you who have been looking for a superman to come, that does things just at random, he will go out and whatever he wants to do, he does it. That never was in the Bible. And it never will be done by mortal beings in the will of God. If Jesus Christ, No man will ever live a life above His. And no prophet at any time ever did do anything without first God telling him to do it. Search the Scriptures and see if that's right, always. It's not the will of man; it's the will of God being shown to man.

62Let’s bow our heads in prayer.