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1This morning we will study the thoughts that brother Branham is laying out for us in paragraph 71 of The Spoken Word is the original Seed, where brother Branham just finished reading the Parable of the Sower in Luke chapter 8. And he is reading now, “Now, the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. What is the Seed of Life? the Word of God. Therefore, for Life, you can't come through a creed; you can't come through a denomination; you got to come back to the Word.
2Now, don’t get lazy on me here. I want you to really focus on what he is saying here, Because unless you receive the Life that is in The Word, you are still dead in your sins. Notice what he says here, “Now, the seed of Life. All right, His Word is His Seed, and His Spirit is the Water. Now, right back to John 3:14 there, you get it again. You see? See? The Spirit is the Water. Now, look, John 3:14, we understand what it means if you want to read it. “as Moses lifted up the brass serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up. See? Now, if Moses lifted up the brass serpent, for the same cause Christ was lifted up, now what is it? Moses lifted up the brass serpent so that the people that was perishing might have water for life. And look, Jesus... (Oh, God.) Jesus is the Word of God. Now, we're going to hammer that down this afternoon (See?), prove it.
372 Jesus is the Word of God, and He was bursted open, that Life, the Life that's inside the Seed, that this Life, which, is Spirit, Water flowing over, the Spirit over the Seed of God will bring forth the Life of the Seed. And to bring forth something else, there's some other kind of seed there then. Amen. Do you understand? If the Spirit of God comes forth to water the Seed, if it's the Seed it's watering, it'll produce the Life of the Seed. That clear? Produce the Life of the Seed, for that's what It's give for.
5Number 1, Jesus is the Word. We must understand what He means by this because if we do not understand how that Jesus is the Word, then we will misunderstand what he means by saying the others statements concerning the life in the seed.
6So number One, Jesus is the Word. But be real careful now, because this is why so many believe that John 1:1 is Jesus the Son of God. But John 1:1 does not tell us that The Word is Jesus the Son of God. It tells us that the Word is God. John specifically tells us the Word of God is God, not Jesus the Son of God.
7John 1:1In the beginning was the Word, (not word, but The Word. There is the article The which makes this a proper Noun which speaks of a person.) and the Word (The Person) was with God, and the Word (The Person) was God. So John is talking about God here. 2The same (the same what? The Same Person) was in the beginning with God.(because He was and Is God) 3All things were made by him;(Now, there is only One Creator, and that is God…period. )
8The Scripture is very emphatic about who the creator is and who created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. In the beginning Who created? He said God created. That’s all you need to know about that, and there is only one Creator, and God is the Creator period.
9In Amos 4: 13 we read, For, lo, He that formeth the mountains, and createth the wind, and declareth unto man what is his thought, that maketh the morning darkness, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, The LORD, The God of hosts, is his name.
10And again in Isaiah 40: 28 we also read, Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
11And in the New testament we hear peter teach us in 1 Peter 4: 19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.
13The Apostle Paul taught us in the book of Ephesians 3: 9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
15Weymouth Translation 3:9 and to show all men in a clear light what my stewardship is. It is the stewardship of the truth which from all the Ages lay concealed in the mind of God, the Creator of all things—
17So God is the Creator period, and we can not find Scripture that speaks of two that create. The Son of God no more created the Worlds than William Branham created Squirrels. God asked William Branham, “where do you want the squirrels, and no sooner had he pointed to where he wanted them, than poof!!! God created them where we wanted them.
18Now, Scripture does not fight Scripture, and if we have many places in Scripture where we are told that God created all things, therefore The Apostle Paul is not going to turn around and say, “well, actually God didn’t create all things, Jesus His Son did”. No way, shape or form did he do that. Then what does it mean that God created all things by Jesus? Well, it means just that. God created all things period. Then you say, well, what does it mean by Jesus? It is not said that way in the original Greek text. That was added by the translators.
19So God is the creator. We could go into Colossians 1 also, and show you that it is the God Who Indwelt Christ that created all things, and brought forth this Only Begotten Son before all things were created, because all things were in Him to begin with, the One Who was in Christ Jesus.
20Finally we see the very words of Jesus himself, who said that God is the creator in Mark 13: 19 For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be.
21So The God who is the Word, is the creator of all things, and as we continue in John 1:3 we read, and without him was not any thing made that was made. Now, when we get to verse 4 we see that 4In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
22Now, here is the key… In Him was Life, for He is Life. So we are looking at this thought here that in God the Word is Life. Now, that is important for us to know and understand because Life reproduces itself. And God who is the great fountain of Life, gave birth to a Son, and in so doing transferred God-Life into the Son.
24John 1:5And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. 6There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. 8He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. 9That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
25Now, let’s stop for a moment because we have something being said here that if we do not understand what it is, then we will most certainly go off in our thinking. Notice that John began speaking of God, and then he begin speaking of this Light as being a person.
26John 1:5 the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. Now, what is there to comprehend about light as though it is something to be comprehended. John is not speaking of light as in that which illuminates, but he is speaking of the One Who is Light. Just like we was not speaking on the Word as though it is a copliation of the alphabetical string of letters formed into a word, but He is speaking of the Person of God Who is the Word. So to then, when he is speaking of this Light that came intothe world he is speaking of a person.
27So we need to understand who this person is that came into the world. Now, in verse 6 he tells us that there was a man who was not the Light but it was his ministry to bear witness to the Light. And remember, the Light is a person. 6There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. Now, we could read that for this hour, saying, There was a man sent from God, whose name was William Branham. 7The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. All men through him who might believe? Not that all men through John might believe, but that all men through Him who is this Light might believe. 8He (John) was not that Light, (he William Branham was not that Light) but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
28So again we must know something about this Light which is a person that John bore witness to, and we begin to find out in the very next verse when the apostle John says, 10He (who is He? That Light that John the Baptist came to bear witness of) He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. (now, notice. This Light is now a Him, that John is speaking of here. He is the One who is the True light, the one who made the worlds, The One Who created all things, He is the One who made the world, and yet when He came to the world, the world knew Him not. The Creator came to His creation and His own creation knew Him not. Just think of that.)
2911He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12But as many as received him, (or let’s say it this way, but as many as were made in such a way as t be able to receive Him) to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
30So we see that those who were on a nature that was different from the world, who were of such a nature as t be able to recognize Him when he came into the world, these are the ones who are sons of God. And these are the ones that he gave an ability to make a right decision, to accept their son-ship.
31And then John tells us a little more about those who are sons. He says, 13Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.So these are God’s children. God’s sons that he is talking about that could receive Him when He came into the world. Now, remember, the rest of the world knew Him not, even though he created the world. 14And the Word (Now, who is the Word? John 1:1 we just read it a little while ago. The Word is God. So God the Word, who is Invisible and Who is Spirit) was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and how did he become flesh and dwell among us? In the veil of His Sons flesh.) (and we beheld his glory, (whose glory?) the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. Notice that up to this time John is talking about God who is the Word. God who is the Light. God who is the creator. And then he tells us that God took on flesh, the flesh of His only begotten Son.
32Now, let’s continue with our reading. 15John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me. (So the Son of God did not just come into existence when he was born into the world because John said He was before him, and yet Jesus the man was born 6 months after John. So this along with Colossians 1 let us know that Christ was before all things.)
33Now, verse 16And of His fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. 17For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. 18No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
34So John makes it pretty clear that God the Word, Who is the creator of all things, and Who is the Light that came into the world, and John told us that John the Baptist bore witness of that Light that came down and indwelt the Son of God, that, that Light was the Logos of God, Who is God. And John says, 18No man hath seen Deity at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared (He hath expressed) God’s Deity to us.
35This same apostle who wrote the Gospel of John and begins it by speaking of God who is the Word, and how that God manifested His Deity – Life through His Uniquely born Son also began his first Epistle the same way. 1 John 1:1That which was from the beginning, (In his Gospel he tells us what was from the beginning, God the Word ) which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; 2For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, (So, not only did the invisible Life become visible in the person of the Son of God, but we heard God through the lips of His Son, and we saw God through the vessel of His Son, and so we bore witness to the God-Life, the Deity that was manifested in our presence, and therefore we can) shew unto you that eternal life, (now, the word shew was translated from the Greek word apaggello which means to declare using words. So John says, let me tell you by words, what this) same Life that was with the Father, and the same Life that was manifested unto us; What we did see and hear so that you also might have fellowship with us who were eye witnesses.
36Now, to bring home what I am trying to get across is that God is the Word. God is the Light. God is the Life. And it was this Word, this Light this Life that indwelt the Son of God in its fullness. And when it did the Son of God became the original Seed. And on Calvary when His side was opened with a spear out came the Life, the water and the blood. And then He gave up the ghost. He gave up that Life that eternal Life that was in Him, so that it might come back upon us. That is how He could die. His side was split open and the Life, the water, the blood was let loose from his body and this was so that we might receive the same washing of that water, and cleansing by that blood, and the Life that was in Him could be released back upon us to nourish the seed life that lay down within us by predestination.
37Now we are still focusing on what brother Branham was saying in The Spoken Word is the Original Seed. Remember, he said 72 Jesus is the Word of God, And how was Jesus the Word of God? From br. Branham’s sermon, SHOW US THE FATHER IT'LL SATISFY 56-0422 E-36 he said, Now, it's many times it's been said that no man can see God at anytime, the Bible said so. But the only begotten of the Father has declared Him. Philip, here was very inquisitive; he wanted to see the Father. Says here He said, "I've been so long with you, Philip, and you don't know Me?" Said, "When you see Me you see My Father." In other words, you see the Father express Himself through the Son. Him and the Father were one in the sense that His Father was dwelling in Him, not Him doing the works; He was a Son, Himself, the immortal, virgin born, Son of God. And then in Him was dwelling the God the Father, expressing Himself to the world, His attitude towards the people. See? Well, that's how Christ and God were one. God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself. Now, He said, "When you see Me, you see the Father, and why do you say, 'Show us the Father?'
38I want to show you the hypocritical nature of those who preach against what we stand for in one simple prayer that Jesus preached. In JOHN 17:11 ¶ And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are. And how is it that we might be “One” “even as” which means in the same manner as Jesus and His Father were One? Jesus said, JOHN 17:14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Jesus tells us we become One with God through the same Word that He became One With God. John 17:20 ¶ Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; 21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, [art] in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. 22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
39Therefore it is very apparent that we are one by receiving the same Word which brings us into the same Glory or mind as the Father. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: This glory (doxa) of God was given to Jesus Christ, that he might have the mind of the Father, and this is the same way in which we are to receive Oneness with God even as Jesus and God are one.
40HARVEST TIME 641212 87 034 Jesus said, "That they might be one, Father, as You and I are one." Not for some man to be over something, it never will work; one denomination wants to take over the other, and one man over the other. But that you might be one with God, like Christ and God was one; that's what the prayer is. That... He was the Word, and Jesus prayed that we might be the Word, reflecting Him. That's His prayer to be answered. See how Satan scruples it up in the carnal mind? But that wasn't Jesus' prayer, at all, that we might all congregate together and all have a certain creed and so forth. Every time they do it, they go further and further from God. He wants us to be one with God, and God is the Word. Each individual in his heart must be that one with God.
41So in getting back to what brother Branham was saying from paragraph 72 of the spoken Word is the original Seed, he said, “Jesus is the Word of God, and He was bursted open, that Life, the Life that's inside the Seed, that this Life, which, is Spirit, Water flowing over, the Spirit over the Seed of God will bring forth the Life of the Seed. And to bring forth something else, there's some other kind of seed there then. Amen. Do you understand? If the Spirit of God comes forth to water the Seed, if it's the Seed it's watering, it'll produce the Life of the Seed. That clear? Produce the Life of the Seed, for that's what It's give for.
42And that is Colossians 3:4When Christ, who is our life, shall appear (phaneroo), then shall ye also appear (phaneroo) with him in glory (doxa). So when Christ Who is our Lfe shall manifest in His true Character, then shall we also manifest in our true character with him in the same opinion, values, and judgments.
43Then when brother Branham tells us that it is necessary for the life that was in Jesus had to be broken free from that Body that we might also be watered by His Spirit to bring forth the Life in the seed that was planted in Christ before the foundations of the world. That is why Paul said, Romans 8: 11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.