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1Now, this evening, we will begin with paragraph 73 and read through paragraph 77. But there is something in paragraph 77 that if we read it all to itself, without first reading what he says before that in paragraphs 73-77 we might get the wrong idea of what he is saying.
373 I believe the Bible is the Word, the whole Truth, and Jesus is the Word made manifest; He and His Word is One and the same. What was He? Now, look. He was that Seed. (Now, I've got to hold something back in order to get it in here this evening. You see? It's hard.) He was that Seed that Eve should've produced. Do you get it? He was the Seed that Eve was to produce, but she hybrid it by disbelieving God's Word. So He was that Seed, and the only way that Life could be, in the reproduction of Life, Life had to come through that Seed, and that Seed had to die in order to spread out the Life. Can't you see it? That's why the Water was given: to water the Seed.
474 The Holy Spirit that was in the garden of Eden was to water the Seed. Man wasn't made to die; he's made to live, but hybreeding brought death there. She hybrid. Now, you deny the serpent's seed. Then I'll ask you, "What's these funeral services about?" She's hybrid. Every one of us are hybrid from the original. That's the reason we're constantly dying. But (oh God.) there's a germ of Life come from the real Seed, that God's proved It was His Seed; He rose Him up again. See? That through that Life that's going over the original Seed like was given to Eve over His real church, it's bringing forth Life again through the birth, through the womb of His Bride. See? Oh, it's rich and glorious. I give a little time to study so it'll sink in. He is that Seed. He is that Seed that was produced by the Word of God. "Be it unto me according to Thy word." There's the Seed (See?), taking the Word. See?
575 Now, Jesus is the Word made manifest. He and the Word is One and the same, and that's why it was so made manifest in Him so perfectly. That's the reason that God manifested Himself so perfectly in Jesus: because He was the Seed Word, the germ Word Itself (the germ that's inside the seed, that's the life in the seed). You get it? See, He was the germ Word of God. The germ is the Spirit; the germ is the Water. And Jesus had to be broken open there in order for that Seed to let forth It's Life to water other seed that was coming. Do you see? Even He said, "Other sheep I have that's not of even of this fold, I have. They're going to see that; they're going to get that Word and stay right with It. And I'm sending forth the Spirit to water it, and it'll produce just exactly." It'll produce miracles; it will produce the power of God; it'll produce... And it will not deny anything, because it is a kindred seed with the Seed. It can't say, "Mr. Cocklebur, you come live with me." No, no, sir; no, no. It won't do it. No indeedy. It just won't mix. Can't mix death and life. You can't be dead and alive at the same time. Uh-hum, uh-hum. 76 So you see what I mean? It is the Germ that come from the Seed: He is. He's the Word of God made perfectly manifest. That's the reason that in Him was what? That was the thing that He is correctly, the Son from the first Adam was the Son that was promised through Adam continue on the human race, and Eve hybrid it to the serpent and brought forth a generation of bastard children born to death without Life, and Jesus come and was that Seed. He proved it. Everything that Adam lost, Jesus was. See it? He is the correct... Eve would have finally brought that child forth, but she hybrid it, brought the serpent in, listening for wisdom, understanding, knowledge.
677 Now, wait till we get into the Bride with that. That's what... That's the reason I believe what I believe. It's got to come back to this Word. That's the reason I say if somebody wants to discuss with me, talk to me about this Word, "Come." That's right. I've offered that anytime. If you think that the Name of Jesus Christ isn't the right way to baptize, come, talk to me about it. Uh-huh. If you don't believe there is such a thing as serpent seed, you come see me. Let's just take the Word. If you don't believe that women should have long hair and that's their covering, come talk to me about it with the Word. If you don't believe that the end of the time is at hand and these things that I'm talking about is, come, talk to me about it. See? Come with me. Brother Seed, just come on. That's right.
7Ok, now there is far too much here for us to take these few paragraphs lightly. So let’s start here where he says, If you don't believe that the end of the time is at hand and these things that I'm talking about is, come, talk to me about it. See? Come with me. Brother Seed, just come on. That's right.
8So what are the things he has been talking about that correspond to the end-time. Well, first of all we know that the seven Seals have all been opened. Now, that does not mean that they have all been fulfilled. But opened means that we know what they are because they have been revealed. However, we also know that all though Brother Branham told us what the Seventh seal was, He could not tell us when it would take place. That was that moment of silence, and no man knows the day or hour of the Second Coming. But we do know that is what the Seventh Seal is all about.
9Now, then that leaves us with Six Seals that have been opened and either already manifested or in the process of manifestation. And can anyone tell me what is the main attribute of the sixth seal? It’s judgment.
11The Sixth Seal 63-0323 P:52 For we know that this Sixth Seal is the judgment Seal. It's the judgment Seal: exactly what it is. Now, see, we've had the antichrist ride, seen the Church go, now it's finished, goes up. Then we see the martyrs of them Jews back there under the altar. Now, here is the breaking forth of the judgment upon the people where out of this tribulation judgment will come forth the hundred and forty-four thousand redeemed Jews. I'll prove to you they are Jews and not Gentiles. They have nothing to do with the Bride, not a thing. The Bride... We done see the Bride's gone. You can't place that anywhere else:
12Now, we know the Bride will not go through the tribulation, because that word tribulation comes from the root retributive, and we know that it is judgment on those who have not obeyed to hearken to the Voice of the Lord God as spoken by Moses in Deuteronomy 28, the chapter that deals with blessings and cursing.
13The First Seal 63-0318 pp. 30 But the--not then revealed in their true state. Now, in the Bible times, the mysteries were there, and they seen these things happen the way John saw it here. Now, he said, "There is a white horse rider." But what the mystery of it is, there's a mystery that goes with that rider. Now, what it was, they didn't know; but it's to be revealed. But it is to be revealed after the Lamb leaves the Father's throne of His intercessory as Kinsman Redeemer.
1431 I'm going to drop a little something in here. Now, if anybody gets these tapes... Any man can speak whatever he wants to. He has a right to--to anything of his conviction. But if, you know, if a minister doesn't want this amongst his people, then tell them not to take it. But I--I... This is amongst the people that I have been sent to speak to; therefore, I must reveal what is the Truth. See?
1532 Now, the Lamb in the time of intercessory back here, He knew that there were names in there that was put in there from the foundation of the world, and as long as them names have never been manifested on earth as yet, He had to stay there as Intercessor. Do you get it? Perfectly predestination... See? All right, He had to stay there, because He came to die for those that God had ordained to Eternal Life. See, see? By His foreknowledge He saw them, not by His own will. His will was that none should perish, but by His foreknowledge He knew who would and who would not. Therefore as long as there was one name hadn't never yet been declared in earth, Christ had to stay there as an Intercessor to take care of that name. But as soon as that final name had been splashed in that Clorox or bleach, then His intercessory days was over. "Let him that's filthy be filthy still. Let him that's holy, he's holy still." See? And he leaves the sanctuary, and then it becomes a judgment seat. Woe unto those outside of Christ then.
1633 Now, notice: But it's to be revealed when the Lamb leaves His intercessory place from the Father. (Now, that's Revelation 5). Now, He takes the Book of Seals, the Book of Seals or a Book sealed with Seals, breaks them and shows them (look) at the end of the age now, after the intercessory is over; the church ages has done finished up. He come in the first age, the Ephesian Age, revealed, sent the messenger. Notice what happened as we go along. Here's the plan of it: The first thing happens, there is an announcement in the heavens first. What happened? A Seal is opened. What is that? A mystery is unfolded. See? And when a mystery unfolds, then a trumpet sounds. It declares a war. Or a plague falls, and a church age opened. See? What is the war part? The angel of the Church (that’s the messenger of the age he’s talking about here) catches the mystery of God, not fully yet revealed, but when he does, he catches this mystery of God, and then he goes forth to the people (after the mystery has been given to him), goes forth to the people. What does he do out there? He begins to proclaim that message, and what does it start? A war, a spiritual war.
1734 And then God takes His messenger with the elect of that age, and lays them away asleep, and then He drops a plague upon them who rejected it: a temporary judgment. And then, after that is over, then he goes on, and they denominate, and bring in denominations, and start off with that man's work like of Wesley and all the rest of them, and then it gets all in a scrapple again; and then another mystery comes forth. Then what happens? Another messenger arrives on earth for a church age. See? Then when he arrives, the trumpet sounds. He declares war. See? And then what happens? Finally then he's caught away. And then when he's laid away, then plague falls destroys them. Spiritual death hits the church and she's gone, that group. (Now, let me ad that this part I want to address tomorrow morning, we are now seeing the spiritual death among the very churches that proclaim to believe this Message. Then it’s all over, and God will, He must come soon to take up those who have been faithful in this age, so that he can drop the plagues upon this generation. And if we see the judgments are already in the earth, then how close are we friends? ) Then He goes on to another one. Oh, it's a great plan until it comes to that last angel. Now, he has no certain mystery, but he gathers up all that's been lost in them other ages, all the truths that wasn't truly revealed yet (See?), as the revelation come. Then he reveals those things in his day. If you want to read it, there it is: A Revelations 10: 1 to about 4. You'll get it. All right. See?
1835Takes the Book of Seals and breaks them and shows the seventh angel, for this alone, the mysteries of God, is the ministry of the seventh angel. Now, we just come through the church ages with even history and prove that. See? It is the angel's message of the seventh church. All right, reveals all the mysteries that's been in the past, all the things in the past: Revelations 10:1-7. That's to be.
1936Now, remember, in the days of the seventh angel, his sounding forth, blasting forth the Gospel Trumpet, he is to finish all the mysteries of God. Just like here come forth in the early church ages (We'll get it after while.), a doctrine, then it become a saying first, then a doctrine, and then become a statute, then become a church, and through the dark ages, and out of the dark ages come the first Reformation, Luther. And he brought with him all kinds of mysterious things that happened during that church age, all back in there, then. But he never finished it up. Then along come Wesley with sanctification, got some more of it, but still never finished it, left loose ends everywhere, such as sprinkling instead of baptism, and Luther took "Father, Son, Holy Ghost" instead of the "Lord Jesus Christ," all these different things.
2037 Then along come the Pentecostal age with the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and they cabbaged down on that. Now, there cannot be no more ages. That's all of it; that's the Laodicea Age. (Now, I think there might be some significance to the fact that this year, the winning word that won the National spelling contest was “Laodicean” and the definition given was “lukewarm or indifferent towards religion” which is the condition that identifies the age that we are living in, and we will get into that tomorrow morning.)
21Mow, in continuing with brother Branham’s thoughts on the Seals, But then We found in the studying of the Scripture that the messenger to the age come right at the end of the age every time. Paul come at the end of the age. We find out that Irenaeus come at the end of the age. Martin, end of the age. Luther, the end of the Catholic age; and what?--Wesley, at the end of the Lutheran age; and Pentecost, at the end of the age of sanctification through the baptism of the Holy Ghost. And at the end of the Pentecostal age we are supposed to receive, according to the Word, as God help me tonight to show you through here, that we are to receive a messenger that will take all those loose ends out there and reveal the whole secret of God for the rapturing of the Church. (Now, hold that thought in your mind as we finish these thoughts from the First Seal.)
2238 And then there's coming forth seven mysterious thunders that's not even written at all. That's right. And I believe that through those seven thunders will be revealed in the last days in order to get the Bride together for rapturing faith; because what we got right now, we wouldn't be able to do it. There's something we've got to step forward; we can't have enough faith for Divine healing hardly. We've got to have enough faith to be changed in a moment and be swept up out of this earth, and we'll find that after while, the Lord willing, find where it's written.
2339Then all the judgments of these evil doers... Now, see, down through the ages as these Seals has been breaking, until now the last Seal is broken. And now, as they have been watching in on these Seals and just presuming what they were doing, now at the end of the ages, of the church ages, all these evil doers will take place and head up in the tribulation. All of these evil doers of the Seven Seals has been working mysterious in the church, and we'll find out in a minute, they even work in the name of a church. They call themselves the church. You just see if that isn't right. No wonder I have been so against denomination, not knowing why. See, see? They end up... Now, it starts back here in a mild form, just keeps getting worse and worse, on down until... And people go right into it, saying, "Oh, yes, this is just fine." But in the last days these things are made known. And they finally go so bad until they go plumb into the tribulation period.
24Now, this is very important what he is saying here because he is telling us something that is very significant. You see, the pressure builds and builds into a squeeze and as the pressure continues to build it goes right into tribulation, but before it get’s too and, the elect are taken up in the rapture.
25Now, when you go to the Book of Revelations, you will find this word “Tribulation” used in several chapters. The Greek word that is used most often for tribulation is thlipsis, and it’ first definition is pressure, then affliction, anguish, tribulation, or trouble.
26So we see that it has to do with pressure, or a squeeze. And as brother Branham says here, they finally go so bad until they go plumb into the tribulation period. That tells us that they go from worse to worse deceiving and being deceived, until the whole condition of the church and all the peoples is fit for nothing but destruction. But not the Bride of Christ, she won’t go through the judgment. No, not at all.
27Brother Branham continues in paragraph 40, And how can a man say that the Bride of Christ goes into the tribulation? I can't understand it. See? She's took away from the tribulation. If the Church has been judged, and they have judged themselves, and have accepted the Blood, how can God judge a man that's perfectly, totally sinless? You say, "There's no such a person." Every born again believer, true believer, is perfectly, absolutely sinless before God. He's not trusting in his works. In the Blood of Jesus that his confession's dropped into...The Bible says so. See? "He that is born of God does not commit sin, for he cannot sin." How can you make a man a sinner when the bleach of the Blood of Jesus Christ is between him and God, that would scatter sin till there'd be nothing left of it. See? How can that pure Blood of Christ ever let a sin pass there? He cannot. Jesus said, "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect." And how could we even start the thought of being perfect, but Jesus required it. And if Jesus required it, He's got to make a way for it; and He has: His own Blood.
2941 Now, all the mysteries that's gone on in the past. Now, the thought is here at the end time that the mysteries that begin way back long ago and has come down through the church ages is to be revealed here at the breaking of the Seals here at the last days, after the time of intercession is just about finished at that time. Then the judgments wait for those who are in the back. They go on out into that. That is after the Bride has been taken from the scene.
30So we have this wonderful thought to get us through these rough times that lay ahead of us, that before it goes from squeeze to tribulation judgment we are going to be gone, But only those who are born again and are under the shed blood of the lamb will go, and all those who are here after that? Let him who is filthy be filthy and him who is righteous be righteous still.
31Now, let’ go back to what we read to begin with tonight from paragraph 73. 73 I believe the Bible is the Word, the whole Truth, and Jesus is the Word made manifest; He and His Word is One and the same. What was He? Now, look. He was that Seed. … then in holding the same context he says, So He was that Seed, and the only way that Life could be, in the reproduction of Life, Life had to come through that Seed, and that Seed had to die in order to spread out the Life. Can't you see it? That's why the Water was given: to water the Seed.
32Then in paragraph 74he says, Man wasn't made to die; he's made to live, (Oh, I like this kind of talk, it makes me feel real good inside about what God is in the midst of doing for us right now. The he talks about how it got away from that, which I do not wish to focus on tonight. We know it come by hybreeding other life into the gene pool, but let’s not focus on that tonight, let’s focus on the original life, how it is God’s wish, God’s purpose and plan for us to Live…) But (oh God.) there's a germ of Life come from the real Seed, that God's proved It was His Seed; He rose Him up again. See? That through that Life that's going over the original Seed like was given to Eve over His real church, it's bringing forth Life again through the birth, through the womb of His Bride. See? Oh, it's rich and glorious. I give a little time to study so it'll sink in. He is that Seed. He is that Seed that was produced by the Word of God. "Be it unto me according to Thy word." There's the Seed (See?), taking the Word. See?
3375 Now, Jesus is the Word made manifest. He and the Word is One and the same, and that's why it was so made manifest in Him so perfectly. That's the reason that God manifested Himself so perfectly in Jesus: because He was the Seed Word, the germ Word Itself (the germ that's inside the seed, that's the life in the seed). You get it? See, He was the germ Word of God. The germ is the Spirit; the germ is the Water. And Jesus had to be broken open there in order for that Seed to let forth It's Life to water other seed that was coming. Do you see? Even He said, "Other sheep I have that's not of even of this fold, I have. They're going to see that; they're going to get that Word and stay right with It. And I'm sending forth the Spirit to water it, and it'll produce just exactly."
34That was his prayer in John 17, that we and He and our Father would all be one, that’s what He prayed… and he said it would come by our being one in the same Word and the same Doxa of God. Being One in God’s Word, and in His Opinion, and being One in His values, and being One in his judgments.” That is how he said God and Jesus were one.
35In JOHN 17:11 Jesus prayed…¶ 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:
36Therefore it is very apparent that we are one by receiving the same Word which bring us into the same Glory or same 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:”
37HARVEST 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.
38And from SHOW US THE FATHER IT'LL SATISFY 56-0422 E-36 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?'
39Now, in getting back to The Spoken Word is the original Seed Brother Branham said, And Jesus had to be broken open there in order for that Seed to let forth It's Life to water other seed that was coming. Do you see?... (Then if it is the same Life in the other children, it will have the same nature as the first born and the Father have. Then). It'll produce miracles; it will produce the power of God; it'll produce... And (oh, how this AND if so important here) And it will not deny anything, because it is a kindred seed with The Seed.
43That's why Jesus said in John 6: 63 My Words that speak unto you, they are Spirit and they are Life." My Words are Life! That's why the Apostle Paul was quoted in the Book of Acts 17: 28 as saying, For in Him we live and move and have our being: as certain also of your poets have said, 'For we are also His Offspring."
45That is why Paul said, in Colossians 3:1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 2Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. 3For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. 4When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, (that word is phaneroo, to manifest in His true characteristics) then shall ye also appear (phaneroo, you shall also manifest in your true characteristics) with him in glory. (with Him in doxa, with him in his opinion, with him in his values, with him in his judgments. Why? Because the mind of Christ is now in you. Therefore, being in this condition, then Paul says,) 5Mortify therefore your members