1 Shall we pray: Heavenly Father, we’re again grateful to be in Your house which You provided for us, a place to come together to worship You and have fellowship with You Lord, around Your Word. We’re happy for that, we’re also glad Lord, for Your grace that You make us to believe by that same divine grace Lord, that we are Your dwelling place in part, not that there aren’t others also but we believe that this place is hallowed unto You and we in our hearts Lord, believe Your Presence is with us even as the prophet said, “I tell you by vision He is here,” our eyes don’t see it but we believe it Lord, because we have received the proof that You gave us and our faith rests in it. Now help us in the study of Your Word, and every thought Lord, be brought into captivity to You, and every word Lord, even also. Grant these mercies in Jesus’ Name, we pray. Amen. You may be seated.

Now we’re in number 25 of Satan’s Eden, and we haven’t got very far in actually reading it, so let’s just read a little bit tonight and then we’ll get into some thoughts that I have. And on page 17, in paragraph 64, Bro. Branham said,

[106] Then, if Eve lusted for knowledge, it was sin.

[107] And when we lust for knowledge, I want a Ph.D., LL.D., it is sin to do so.

And, of course, that’s correct if it was sin then; it is sin now. That’s one of Bro. Branham’s strong statements concerning women’s dress where women began singing the song, “Roll them girlies, roll them,” and I know the women didn’t sing it, a man sang it and he got the women doing it. That’s what he wanted. And so he said, “If my mother had gone the way the woman are today, they’d of put her in an insane institution and locked her up.” And so these…the thought here is very, very accurate because God does not change. His Ways do not change; His judgments do not change…does not change.

2And it was wrong for Eve to lust after knowledge, regardless if that was a carnal knowledge or a mental knowledge. It is wrong to do so, even now. So he said, “When we lust for a Ph.D. It is sin to do so.”

[107] That is a strong statement, but…it is true. No matter how strong it is, it’s still the Truth, see. To lust for knowledge, understanding!

[108] The thing of it is, is, today we don’t try to establish the Word of God in…people’s hearts. (Now that’s the very thing that Satan did not want to do was establish the Word in her heart. He wanted to disestablish It by appealing to her mind, her senses and so on. Now what’s he say we’re doing?) We are trying to establish ourselves. Churches are trying to establish the doctrine of the church, in a person’s heart. (Now what was the doctrine of Satan?)

[109] We are commanded to establish the Word of God. Paul said, “I didn’t come to you with enticing words of man, that your faith might rest…within the knowledge of man; but I came to you in power; in manifestation of the Holy Ghost, that your faith might rest in God.” (And so on.)

3Now Bro. Branham also as he goes into Eve lusting for knowledge steps immediately into what was the actual manifestation of her sin which was sexual intercourse with the wrong person which was the beast so closely related to man that the seed could mingle. Now just going back then over this thought that Bro. Branham brings out of knowledge, wrong kind, of course, Satan interjecting his own understanding; not so much his understanding as his own desire to defeat the Word of Almighty God. So we think of that tonight.

So in the beginning Adam had the authority and therefore, the mind of God to begin in the Garden of Eden as it is evidenced in Gen 2:19 wherein he names all the animals and so on, but this was already proclaimed as his legal right before God for the Scripture says in Gen 1:26-28 that he was to have dominion over the earth and particularly named the creatures. And so if he was going to have dominion over them, of course, he would have to categorize, differentiate and know the things concerning them and this he did. So what God told him to do at that particular time when he wasn’t in a physical body but in a spirit body he then did in his physical body.

4Now since there is now actual Scripture concerning Adam physically clothed and the Bible tells us that, that this man that was spiritual being was now physically clothed. And since the command was given him when he was in the spirit form, now listen carefully; he is no less in stature in the physical. Now many people want to denigrate the physical. I’ve got news for you; the physical is perfectly what God wants and even in a higher and glorified form. Don’t look down on your bodies the way the Catholic religion taught, priests could not marry, they even actually emasculated themselves, they flagellate themselves, they cut themselves. This is contrary to the Word of God; the body is the temple of the Holy Ghost. And any man desecrating it is in trouble.

Now see, it starts right here. The stature that God gave Adam is his period because he is Adam and in the flesh he began to perform only what was given to him in the spirit. And that’s the way it is even today, God does not have children apart from physical forms and it is ordained, as Bro. Branham said, “Phillip had the seed as he went down and brought forth light to the Ethiopian eunuch.”

5So we see here then very clearly in Scripture that when God clothed Adam in physical flesh he had no less stature than when he was in his spirit body. Now we know what happened in Gen 2:19 when he began naming the animals that was only the start. It was not the finishing of it. It was just a start. And there’s an interruption there. And you’ll notice how the interruption ceases when it says, “The lamb will lie down with the lion, and the ox and the lion will eat grass and hay together.” That was only the start of what would proceed as all creation came into view before him.

Now man has tried to do that. Millions of men have tried to catalogue what is in the earth by zoology and biology. I’m not smart in these sciences. You people that have good education know what I’m talking about. And it’s all Greek to me because that’s essentially what it is; it’s all Greek. There’s a lot of Latin there, too, of course, and that doesn’t do me any good either. But here was one man able by the Spirit of God and in a physical body; he could have gone through the entire world population whether it be flora or fauna. It was started there. And of course, that was that inner anointing of the Spirit of God upon him as he had come from God.

6Now watch this carefully. Starting at this point there was to be a progression to the Tree of Life wherein he would be immortal. In other words, he was given something to start with and to progress onward and upward. It was a marvelous start that the man had in the right direction. And it had within it everything to come to the destination that God wanted it. And there was an interruption. Remember Bro. Branham’s words. I marvel at how precise, concise and so marvelously enlightening they all are.

7Now they had then the opportunity to go on to the Tree of Life to immortality but they gave way to the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Now we talked of Adam, what he was, and how his abilities were within him innately. Eve, also, was blessed with the same mind, though it would come to her via Adam. Now she was able to get it because of Adam.

Now just going back to Adam, a little different. I think I’m right in this. I think there are children that are autistic, they’re little children, a little fellow can sit in darkness and go boing, boing, boing, boing in the head, and suddenly sit down at the piano and play like a Beethoven. Rattle, rattle, bang, bang, bang and rattle off mathematical equations. Huh? What was Adam like then apart from human knowledge, with the knowledge of God? You can’t explain these kids that are suddenly geniuses. I don’t know if they can wipe their nose or go to the bathroom. Where did it come from? What was Adam really like? We’ll never know till we get back where he was, and yet we won’t either; we got to go by that.

8Now Eve got her knowledge via Adam. This is not to say that she would name animals, etc. as he did, but nonetheless she would be substantially led by the Lord as a co-equal partner. And you will notice that she had his name. She was not called Eve; Adam called her that. And he called her Eve because she was the mother of all living and he was not the father of all living. So she was in him and she had him…and she had his name and by him she was to reproduce him which is a perfect picture of Christ in the Bride. And she has his name. That’s why the Bible says, she thinks…the people at the end time in Malachi; think upon His Name because it is her name. And she’s not trying to be Mrs. Methodist, Mrs. Presbyterian, Mrs. This, and Mrs. That. And she’s not trying to mess around with the new name. That was sarcastic; it was meant to be. If you don’t think so I’m sorry for you because I’m…I’m not fooling up here tonight. I don’t fool up here anyway.

9Now, since Ezekiel 28 emphatically declares that Satan was in Eden, “Thou wast in Eden.” We see this is through serpent identification with Satan even as Adam was identified with God as a son of God. Satan cannot create so he used the highest form possible outside of man to get to man and inundate the human race. Satan comes to Eve through this creature and begins to prey, p-r-e-y, upon her innocence. And you’ll see Bro. Branham mentions that. And her seeming lack of understanding for he pretends to make a better way for her than she already has as a part of the family of God with power and authority from God because she had it. Wherever Adam was she could be and she could be a part of it. He actually is leading her into his own rebellion against God for he said, “I will ascend above the Most High; I’m going to be like Him, I will do my thing and I will put God at naught.” And he said, “You’ll be like God, in fact, you’ll be even better, you’ll know more.”

In fact we know after the White Throne Satan brings all his serpent seed together and they come against the holy encampment, not the holy City now, but the encampment and fire comes down out of heaven from God which I suppose turns into the lake of fire where they will spend some time before the consummation.

10Satan accomplishes Eve’s alienation from God by the simple procedure of adding a word to the command Word of Almighty God. When she accepts that one word added she believes not a lie but the lie because there is only one. Only one thing that was being dealt with here, and all else stems from it. And that is not so much eating of the Tree of Life and negating It but the thing was would she believe the Word of God about It? See, that’s what you’re looking at. Everybody wants to argue what the Word of God says about everything. And so that’s where it started.

She believed the lie which, of course, negated her faith. And from one word off, we have the last church age of total unbelief. See?

11Now, notice particularly that the symbolgy of this disobedience is a tree called the knowledge of good and evil. Now notice the tree is not called evil and good, for that would be great to work up from bad to good, or to work up from sin to righteousness, or evil to good but it doesn’t say that. It says it is good and evil. And he tried to get her to pull herself up by her boot straps and when she turned down the righteousness of God, going about to make her own way, she destroyed herself. And that’s exactly what Paul says in the Book of Romans. When they had the chance to know His righteousness they turned from it. They went about to establish their own and voided there by the righteousness of God even as Jesus said, “In vain do you worship me, having for your doctrine the traditions of men.”

12Now over here in Genesis 1, It said,

(31) And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

Everything is very good. Everything in the beginning and there is nothing in itself that it is evil of itself and all things are pure to the pure in heart. That is strictly the Word of Almighty God. Now, in other words, as Bro. Branham said,… “A lie…is nothing but the perversion of the truth.” And that’s where Satan started and that’s where the age ends. It is going to be a persuasion built upon a perversion. And this can never lead to reality. Always you will notice even in the First Church Age, they had the reality and they turned from it. Therefore, everything must start with God and is good. And if there’s ever going to be therefore, a discontinuation of the Tree of Life…of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil it must come to the place where men will realize intrinsically that which is good and never deviate by any perversion which is adding or taken from It. Thus, we can see that whatever is good can be perverted and changed to that which is evil. And in no place in the Bible does it say, “The tree of the knowledge of good and evil was taken away from man, taken away from Eden, taken away from the earth,” only the Tree of Life was.

13Now if you want to go and you’ll see that we read it already in Psalm 107. And it says…

(10) Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron;

(11) Because they rebelled against the words of God, and contemned the counsel of the most High:

(12) Therefore he brought down their heart with labour; they fell down, and there was none to help.

Now the only help, of course, is from God. Satan can bring a downfall but he cannot bring the uprising. Now to truly see this and understand what we’re saying, look at Cain and Abel, and you could read that in Genesis 4. And in Genesis, the 4th chapter we find there the Word of God says, “Thou hast offered well, or right, but if thou hast not rightly divided, hast thou not sinned.” That the Book of Hebrews agrees with that, the Word of God by Paul distinctly says, “That Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain,” showing that the sacrifice of Cain was good, even as Bro. Branham also says later on in this message here how that people in a sermon can actually say something that is good but it is entirely wrong. See, because they do not divide correctly.

14Now, over here in 1 John 3, we read this many, many times and explained it very, very thoroughly, we see what we’re talking about. He says in here,

(11) For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

(12) Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother.

It tells you right there, that Cain was not of Adam. Not the Pentecostals hate this. If anybody hates it, that rabid bunch of howling emotional people hate this; they don’t have a scholar amongst them when it comes to the real Word of God because they have defied the true concepts which are in the Word of Almighty God. I know, I know what they are like; I wouldn’t trust one, I wouldn’t trust a bushel. Now it says here,

(12) …Cain was of (the) wicked one, and (he) slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous.

15Now what was the evil deed of Cain? Worshipping God, attempting to have fellowship when there was no fellowship because fellowship depends upon sonship: there wasn’t any fellowship. The worship, therefore, was deliberately self-seeking. In other words, he tried to gain a position, the same as Satan did by some placating or some devious work. And just as Satan perverted the Word, so did his offspring pervert the Word of God because the truth was not in him.

When the Bible says, “Satan was a liar, and a murderer from the beginning,” there is no place where you can find that Satan ever murdered anybody. He caused murder. It would be after the fact or accomplice but the liar and the murderer was Cain. And you find him identified with Satan even as the beast was because he was a son of the beast, and you will find in 2 Peter the same story that at the end time it is a beast race. Now there it is.

16Look at 2 Cor11: 2, 3 you find the very same thing there. The church was seduced. The church was deceived. The church was beguiled. How? Through an interpolation of a wrong word: they were already beguiled by Satan’s own twisting of the Word, and therefore, they had another Jesus, another spirit, another gospel, and so on until it ends in the church in Rev 3:14 and through where it says they are wretched and miserable, naked and don’t know it. They’re spouting off at the mouth and parading about all their goods and “we’re rich, increased in goods. We don’t lack a thing. Why I’m no widow, I sit here in splendor. I’ve got the husband. I’ve got this. I’ve got that.” “And they no more know God,” as Bro. Branham said, “Than a Hottentot would know about an Egyptian night,” whatever that means but he knew what it was; I don’t.

17In Luke 11:

(35) Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.

It tells you right there that the light can turn to darkness exactly what it did, the knowledge of good and evil using the right thing for the wrong purpose, putting a wrong connotation upon the Word, just exactly as Cain did in the time of Abel. Now, also…we notice in here Rev 3:14-17 and so on, the condition of the church, and we have to realize that something has to be done, but as long as man is a free moral agent, as long as he is here on earth, and can make a wrong choice, that is pervert the truth, there is no way for the Tree of Life to come back and satisfy the cry for immortality though it has to come back.

Now what I’m trying to tell you is this, man made a choice, and God has to abrogate man’s free moral agency somehow so that man will not make a wrong choice. In other words, there’s got to be something happen at the end time so strong that the church so devious and out of the way is going to be able to come back.

18Now, let us look at Hebrews the 5th chapter, and here we’re going to find the correction and we’ll begin at the 5th verse.

(5) So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to-day have I begotten thee. (Now that’s way back in the beginning; went through progression.)

(6) …(said,) Thou art (now a priest) after the order of Melchisedec.

(7) (Now) who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;

(8) Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;

(9) And being made perfect, (now coming to the end of that particular time through his suffering he reached a state of perfection, proven to be the true child of God, the Son of God, thereby) become the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him; (Now he’s in the order of Melchisedec, and he’s able now to offer eternal salvation to those that obey him and the obedience is one of faith.)

(10) (Now) called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec.

Now that’s able to minister the bread and the wine, this has not to do with the sacrifice. That would come under the Aaronic order, the presentation of blood and the body to God would come under the Aaronic order, presenting to us would come under the Melchisedec order. Now it says concerning this Melchisedec.

(11) Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing (you) are dull of hearing.

(12) For when for the time (you) ought to be teachers, (you) have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not strong meat.

(13) For every one that useth milk is (unskilled) in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.

(14) But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

19Now here is where you are coming to what I am driving at, the condition that is laid down that brings immortality. Now he said here, “Many things are hard to understand about Melchisedec because of the dullness of the hearing of that which is uttered. And when the time is there that the people should come to the place of maturity where they would be teachers, they cannot; they simply cannot handle it, because they’re unskilled in the Word of righteousness.”

Now notice the key, ‘the word of righteousness’, so there’s a word of unrighteousness; there’s a word of righteousness. And when you go back to Abel; he had the Word of righteousness and Cain, his brother Cain, had the word of unrighteousness. In other words, one is a true revelation and one is a wrong revelation. Now, it says here, “At the time of adulthood,” and adulthood, of course, is that time that we’re looking forward to, to inheriting that which is for the adults, and adulthood then is the adoption where you’re placed as children, as sons, where your name is as good as the Father’s on the check, and you’re now able to take over as sons which means to share the kingdom. That’s why they hated Jesus. “Why,” they said, “if this is the Son of God, then He’s equal with God because the first born, the son, inherits fifty percent of what the dad has.” See, just like Eve had fifty percent of what Adam had. Turn it over.

20Now, what you’re looking at here then is adulthood or maturity or the adoption which takes place within the Resurrection that is a major portion that is the greater part of it. So what I’m driving at is this. They have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. Eve could not do it. So therefore, at the end time there will be a people whose senses are exercised unto righteousness. They will not be into the unrighteous which Cain was into wherein he worshipped God. Now he wasn’t in fellowship with God. He wasn’t in communion with God. He simply had the Word of God, and he interpreted and did what he wanted with it and it was unrighteousness. Do you understand what I’m saying?

Then at the end time there is no tree of righteousness and unrighteousness. There is no tree of good and evil to the Bride. She doesn’t indulge in it. She is not fooled by it. Therefore, there is only one tree which is the Tree of Life which was guaranteed in the First Church Age. So at the end of the Seventh Church Age, under the Seventh Seal, the Tree of Life becomes available, and at that time he that is righteous is righteous still and he that is filthy is filthy still. And you go plumb into the Millennium. You see what I’m talking about? Because you got to go to Genesis and take it all the way through; you’ll mess up.

So the major verse, “But strong meat belongs to them that are of full age.” What’s the full age? Number seven. What’s the full time? Ephesians 4, when you’re taken up by a five-fold ministry which is the Holy Ghost to the people. Now if you got those kind of preachers and pastors you can trust them; they’re ordained to see you through. But any mealy-mouthed preacher doesn’t necessarily mean that he is a true five-fold, no way shape and form. That’s Ephesians, the 4th chapter.

21Now who by reason of their senses, in other words, right in this condition we supersede Eve, and can make the proper choices? On what condition? Well, you know as well as I do. It happens to be in the Melchisedec era, who was this Melchisedec, the One that is giving the wine and the bread to the Bride, giving her the Word of God, and the life of that Word that came from His blood now becoming fully manifest.

Now listen! Once Eve, then Adam saw their fall, they screamed for help for a way to the Tree of Life, but God denied it by removing It, knowing its access would complicate and eternalize their problem. So He had to remove It. Now believe me if the opportunity to receive that pure Word had been extended to them after the fall, in order to get back to the availability of immortality they would never have listened to a lie again or the lie or any lie. You see what I’m telling you? Bro. Branham said, “The Bride in this age can’t be fooled.” She’s not interested in being fooled. Ha! Make Him a minor doctrine! What’s the matter with those people around here in Ohio? Because they got a few millionaires amongst them, they got somebody’s money? Is that what it is? That’s Roman Catholicism. Your stinking money! You can have it! It will never get you out of the grave; it will send you to hell. They say, “Oh, that’s just a minor doctrine.” I didn’t know He was a doctrine. You people listen to me; listen hard. See? You do what you want.

22But they had sold all God’s sons into captivity and slavery and they must now wait for the last one born and child trained. He couldn’t just come and redeem Adam and Eve. He gave a token of redemption by slaying a lamb and putting them in the skins, and covering them up. But hey, at the end time it’s a different story, when the last one’s in, till there’s no more. Now then you can’t fool them.

They’re like the First Church Age. “Why,” he said, “I’ve got a little thing against you. You’ve fallen away from your first love, but he said, I’ll tell you what you’ve got for you. You knew those apostles were false.” And Bro. Branham said, “How did they know they were false?” Said, “You weren’t preaching the same Word that Paul preached.” So therefore, they’ve got to return to the First Church Age Word.

Now listen! Their minds, Adam and Eve, after the fall, would have refused any other seed than the Word seed of God had they had a chance to start over. They weren’t exercised. We’ve been coming up exercised since the time of Luther; justification, sanctification, baptism; now the true Holy Ghost Himself. That is the Lutherans blasphemed the Methodists, the Methodists blasphemed the Pentecostals; the Pentecostals are blaspheming Him who is the manifested Word. See?

23Now the womb of their minds would have been shut up. If she’d of spun on Satan and [said] “Shut-up! Don’t you dare talk to me against the Word;” her mind would have snapped right in there. What do you think saved my soul that night Bro. Branham preaching he said, “The Shout is the message.”

And I said to myself, “Bro. Branham, you said a lot of strange things; I don’t think I can take that.” I heard myself say right following, “When was he ever wrong?” and I said, “Praise God, the Shout is the message. Who gives a rip? That’s what it is.” Didn’t understand.

That’s what changes you, spins you around, not some half-baked idea, “I shook the prophet’s hand, I talked, I did this, he sat in my home, we sat on the floor,” fap! I slept in his bed two nights in a row, I ate at his table, he ate with me, he was in my home and everything else, nothing rubbed off. Now, this is exactly what the first church would have done in 2 Corinthians had she had the chance but she couldn’t do it. And this is what the last church exactly has to do; she’s got to do it.

24Look it over here in 2 Thessalonians, and you can see it for yourself, the 2nd chapter…

(12) That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

They weren’t exercised unto righteousness and they got fooled by the antichrist with his signs and his wonders and his programs. That’s why you say come along and say, “Bro. Vayle, what if some greater man came on the scene than Bro. Branham?” Well, I’d get my forty-five and try to blow his guts out, spiritually speaking. I’d hope I would anyway because anything else coming is a…counterfeit.

Jesus said, “I came in my Father’s Name and they turned me down. There’ll be a man come in his own name,” He said, “you’ll take him.” That man’s senses are not sharpened and exercised unto righteousness. “But that’s a doctrine. Yeah, the Pillar of Fire is a doctrine.” And it’s not much of a doctrine either because you don’t major on a minor. Yeah, you guys up north of us.

(13) But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath…chosen you (from the beginning) to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit (even) belief of the truth:

25They are the ones whose senses are exercised unto righteousness. They can say, “That’s a false anointed one,” and stand right there and know it, not carried away by some sign and wonder and miracle. A big shot went up to preach up at a man’s funeral up there, and his wife engaged a friend of mine in conversation. “Oh,” she said, “you know, Brother So-and-so preached in the church and this dear brother got so excited against stopping these people from screaming and jumping around, you know, bless God he received the Holy Ghost,” he hadn’t received it for twenty some years, but he received it.

Bro. Branham said, “There wasn’t any emotion or sign with it.” Oh, it’s so nice to contradict the prophet. He said, “You pile Word upon Word; that’s the real baptism with the Holy Ghost when you’re entirely filled up.” And people don’t even want the Word, just like Eve got all messed up.

26Look it, take a look over here in Hebrews the 6th chapter, read it just the way it’s written.

(1) Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, (when you’re away from doctrine, now you’re right to Presence because it said,)

(3) …this will we do, if God permit (we’ll go to perfection). (And perfection is the conclusion, and you’re talking about the Melchisedec ministry. We’re coming to a conclusion.)

(4) …(it’s) impossible for those who were once enlightened, (had the Word, that’s once for all, that’s the Seventh Church Age message…taste) the heavenly gift, and…(partake) of the Holy Ghost,

(5) …(taste) the good word of God, and the power of the world to come,

(6) (Having fallen) away, (They can never come to) repentance; (their senses are not exercised unto righteousness.)

They don’t know it. There’s your answer. There’s your answer what came from it. You do what you want. But you say, “Bro. Vayle, why aren’t you hepped up and happy and jumping up and down?” Bro. Branham said, “The revival is over.” You can pull a sour glare if you want; you can feel a knife in your tummy, any one thing you want, you might not feel happy but THUS SAITH THE LORD was manifested, vindicated. What do you want? You jump up and down to make it legal? You scream and shout to make it legal? Paha! Don’t give me such nonsense.

27Listen it says here, they’ll fall away. They crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh and put him to an open shame. Now what does it say?

(7) For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, (How many times? Seven times.) …bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, (receiving) blessing from God:

What does that tell you? The seed is sown by the Holy Ghost and the five-fold ministry is going to come forth, and all the other people with it too sowing the seed of salvation.

(8) But (the) briers (are) rejected, and (the) end is (burning).

And every time you see that word ‘burning’ it’s got to be an end time. For that’s the only time it burns. My God, have pity, can you understand that much? Do you understand what I’m saying? You’re just dreaming tonight, come on. Especially women, I’m sorry if you’ve been…don’t trust your husband for your salvation. Don’t be stupid.

28Listen to me. When you see that word ‘burning’ there’s only one time it can burn, at the end of the Great Tribulation and that’s not …?... talking. He’s talking about the tribulation here, not the lake of fire. Malachi 4 starts not the lake of fire but the end time burning in the judgmental punitive wrath of Almighty God, to go right down to the lake of fire, to the White Throne. Why did Bro. Branham say we stand before the White Throne? Because it’s the Ancient of Days there that came down as Judge. You’re before the White Throne right now whether you want to believe it or not.

Thus 2 Th 2:1-13 which gives the story of the antichrist, and gives it deliverance, it’s bound to 1 Th 4:13 which is His appearing when He comes down in the form of the Son of man in order to bring forth the truth as we need in this hour which is 1 Cor 15:20-55 which is setting in order the Resurrection to bring it about and notice the changing of the living is set after that because it starts in verse 51. So you got to have a Resurrection first. But they without us cannot be made perfect. So we’ve come right in line with them.

29This is what I’ve told you on Sunday in Acts 3:19-26. The great healing revival that sets the stage for the doctrine which is the doctrine of His Appearing which is His Presence, Elijah coming on the scene is bound up in Rev 10:1-7 when God Himself comes down to a prophet. Now with that in mind let’s look at restoration. We’re talking about it.

What’s going to bring it back? The annulling of what took it away. What took it away? They fell for Satan’s lie, the perversion of God’s Word. They fell for the good and the evil, and whenever Satan handles the good it becomes evil because Satan is not a creator and he doesn’t have a word. All he’s got is exactly what God did in God’s Word, and that’s what he handles and when he handles it something is going to go haywire. When he began to handle it, which types the church, the whole thing fell into sin and disrepute and the judgment of Almighty God.

30Now with that in mind we go to restoration in the 8th chapter of Romans it tells you distinctly there’s going to be restoration. And it says, “Creation is groaning, waiting for the sons of man, …the sons of God to be manifested to be set in the adoption which the fullness comes in the Resurrection when they all stand there. Then all nature is going to follow it.”

And of course, this is based on Rev 22:1-14 which is the city of New Jerusalem with the Lamb on the throne, the Pillar of Fire above the throne. See? And the Lamb there with his servants to serve Him, and I believe at that time when He said you’ll sit with me in my throne, I believe that New Jerusalem is positively the whole throne. Now I’m talking off the top of my head, not was something Bro. Branham said, but how are we going to sit in His throne unless that’s the case?

Now notice! “The Bride sits in the throne,” Bro. Branham said, “with her husband and the hundred and forty-four thousand are the eunuchs who serve the Bride.” Well, if that ain’t New Jerusalem, you tell me what it is? I call that the throne. Well, that’s where the power comes from, that’s like Eden. All around outside is where the billions of the others are, the foolish virgin. Now they’re identical to those inside, they’re cut from the same cloth, but they’re out of a different pattern.

31Now, notice, this mighty angel tells John all about and he writes it down. Now he said, [Revelation 22:]

(7) Behold, I come quickly: (Jesus the one that starts said, the Voice said, “I come quickly.”)

(8) And I John saw these things, (and he) fell (at) the feet of the angel (to worship him)….

(9) (And he said), See (you don’t) do it…

(10) (Then he said,) Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.

(11) He that is unjust, (is) unjust still: filthy, filthy still: righteous, …righteous still: holy, holy still.

(14) Blessed are they that (wash their robes), that they may have (the) right to the tree of life, and enter in through the gates into the city.

Now it tells you right here at the time of the entering into the gates of the city which means that which gets you into It, they’re righteous, unrighteous; holy, unholy; clean, filthy: tree of the knowledge of good and evil standing right there, but the Tree of Life is there which is not good and evil, It’s good, good, good, good, good. It’s God. Now what happens? How do these people get there? They get it by the book becoming unsealed. And they don’t see it. It was Eve and Adam that sealed up the book of the Tree of Life. God had to take It away. It wasn’t what God did; it was what they did.

32Now then, let man come back at the end time to the true Word of life, and he’ll enter into the gates of the city. That’s why Bro. Branham said, “Right now time and eternity have blended.” That’s why we look at the White Throne going on right now; everything is all running in a smooth line. I say, brother/sister, if we are under the Word of the hour and we are really Bride; it’s over. You haven’t got a worry. You haven’t got a care because you’ve discerned between the false anointed and the true anointed. And if you didn’t believe Bro. Branham I let the cat out of the bag, if you want to know the false anointed, it’s guys like Oral Roberts and those fellows haven’t got a clue. They’re Trinitarians and everything else. Bro. Branham was the true seed, the representation.

33Now, enter into the holy city. What is this? This again is mentioned in Heb 12:18, 19 where it says you haven’t come to Mount Zion. Why? Because Mount Zion, I beg your pardon, Mount Sinai. Mount Sinai in Galatians is the earthly Jerusalem, the mother church. See? The daughter and her…the harlot and her daughters, but you get over here to Mount Zion, it’s our mother. See? We are a part of It. It’s the great Bride church. And it says at that time you must not—well, let’s read it. I guess I could quote it just as well enough but there’s no use trying to quote when I have never memorized it. The 12th chapter here and it says….

(25) See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that (spoke) on earth, much (less) shall we escape, if we turn from him that speaketh from heaven: (the One from heaven)

(26) (Now) whose voice then shook the earth: …

Now you can put that in two places. You could put that at Sinai where Paul mentions they were fearful and trembling, and you can put at the Cross when He gave up the ghost, there was an earthquake. And I guess there was one also, that the earthquake continued through til the graves actually opened. In other words, it was sequential; maybe not shaking all the same time. Now, it says at this time there’s going to be a shaking down.

(28) Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, (He’s talking about Mount Zion. He’s talking about the future New Jerusalem. Then it says,) we (receive) a kingdom (now that) whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:

(29) For our God is a consuming fire. (Now when did that consuming fire start? Right here, and right over here. Just as pure and simple; we’re into it.)

34Now, with that we’re going to go back to Romans, the 8th chapter, and we’ll look at verse 14 to 23 which we were doing a while ago.

(14) For as many as are led by the [Spirit] (sons) of God, they are the sons of God.

(15) For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. (Now the fullness of it or the end of it, the completion of your adoption is in the Resurrection. Now you’ve got the Spirit that’s going to put you there.)

(16) The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: (Now don’t you understand that’s how Adam was in the Garden of Eden? He had what it would take to put him into immortality. And, of course, they blew it.)

(17) (Now) if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if we suffer with him, that we (might) be glorified together (with him).

(18) For I reckon the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

(19) For the earnest expectation of the creature (waits) for the manifestation of the sons of God.

That’s the coming forth of the sons of God. Now if there’s going to be manifestation of the sons of God there’s going to have to be a manifestation of the Son of God. That’s where the whole church gets messed up because they think the Appearing is the Rapture; when the Appearing is the preparation for the Rapture. It’s not the Rapture. Now, it said,

(20) For the (creation) was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,

(21) Because the (creation) itself shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

(22) For we know that the whole creation (groans together) and (travails) in pain (til) now.

(23) And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body. (Now it tells you right there what has got to happen.)

35Now notice, [Romans 8:]

(14) For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

Now let’s understand you can be a regular old Balaam and you can be led of the Spirit of God, too. You can be high priest, Caiaphas and led of the Spirit of God. And at the end time you can have all manifestation of all nine gifts and be as phony as a three dollar bill. We’re looking at something different here. We’re looking at those led by the Spirit of God are led by the Word. They are not led by a product of the Word. The beast was a product of the Word. Satan was a created being. God spoke him into existence because that’s how God does things: the Word being creative.

(14) (Now) as many as are led by…the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. (The Spirit is in the Word and the Word is in the Bride. Now notice!)

(15) For (we) have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but (we’ve) received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

Now he’s talking about this very thing that I’m telling you about and that is the adoption, the finality is in the Resurrection, and it’s at that time that creation is unbound, the same as man. Do you understand what I’m saying? Because that’s what it says here. And it says, creation is waiting for us. Now we already got the evidence of the Holy Ghost. We’ve already got the designation which means…we’ve been…we got the token, we’re going to be redeemed, but at the same time we’re groaning. But listen, there’s a time when we won’t groan.

36Now listen! Let me get these verses again.

(14) For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. (This is collective.)

(15) For (you) have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but we have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, (Our) Father.

Now this is not worship per se; this is fellowship and communion, and because the recognition of who He is and who we are there is reference which constitutes a worship, an adoration. The Bible doesn’t speak of worship; it speaks of love. Are you following what I’m trying to say? What do I preach these series so long ago I couldn’t place it: I take…I told you my method, I know there’s something there; I hammer and I hammer and I hammer until it comes out. So we see it now.

37Listen to it and understand this here, we’re going to go back and remember, Adam is standing in the presence of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, oppression, good turned sour, blessing turned to cursing, man a free moral agent messing up, and right there stood that Tree, the epitomization of everything that God stood for with man. Are you following what I’m saying? Now, they turned down immortality and when they do, you will notice that when God comes down in the cool of the evening to have fellowship, they have fear. They’re scared. The fear is there.

Now listen! The Tree of Life is there to be taken and become immortal. God draws the curtain. Right at that time they are standing there.

38Now listen! Let’s go to John, 1 John the 4th chapter…

(11) Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought to love one another.

Now let me tell you something. If you haven’t experienced the love of God and understand it by revelation of the Word by the Holy Ghost in It, you don’t know beans about this. You just think you do.

(12) No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God (dwells) in us, and his love is perfected in us.

Now it tells you that love which we have will come to a place of an end which is glorious and perfect within itself as Bro. Branham said, “This age will return to that perfect love.” Okay, you listening? All right.

(13) Hereby (we) know…that we dwell in him, and he is us, because he hath given us of his Spirit. (That is the baptism with the Holy Ghost of His Spirit. You’re baptized with the Holy Ghost and you know you are because you’re led of the Spirit which means you listen to that Word.)

(14) And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. (Now he doesn’t say that you people saw it, he said, “I saw it and I’m telling,” like Bro. Branham said, “I tell you by vision.”)

(15) Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God (dwells) in him, and he in God.

(16) And we have known and believed the love (of) God (that) hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. (“In that day you’ll know why I’m in the Father and you in me and I in you.” All right. Now watch this!)

(17) Herein is our love made perfect,… (No, herein hath been perfected, herein hath love been perfected with us. You’re talking now about the perfection of love. Now listen again!) Herein hath love been perfected with us that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: (that’s not till now!)

Not till now. The righteous will not come into the judgment. And the righteous will stand in the judgment. You can’t blow them away. This is not an iffy situation. Up to now it is an iffy situation.

39At this point there comes the dynamism, the conclusion of that love that it says in the Book of 1 Corinthians, that which is perfect has come and until that time now abides faith, hope and love, and when perfection comes there will be a return to that love. There’s got to be. You see, they fell from it, began waning away.

(17) …that we may have boldness...

That we may have the parhesia which is the free spokenedness, I think that’s the same word identical. That we may be bold, that we stand right up which is fellowship restored not defiance. Eve was not defiant; she was fooled, she was deceived. Satan was defiant. If anybody was defiant, Adam was, and he wasn’t defiant; he sold out his wife. Adam was made in the image of God and Eve was made in the image of Adam. So therefore, God expected Adam to live up to his sonship, but you see Eve was a little bit like his creation, so he had to go to bat for her. That’s your stinking organization, your church systems. Organization, the wife leaves God. You can’t have your cake and eat it. Now,

(18) There is no fear in love; but perfect love (casts) out fear: (but you better have perfect love) because fear hath torment.

40Then in 2 Th 1:7 the relaxation of the Seventh Seal in the presence or the Parousia, there and there, especially there, you don’t have fear anymore. What was perfected? Love is finished. Why do you think of Noah when he got in the ark and God closed the door? I want to tell you folks something, get this flat, you still worry and you wonder and you wonder about people. God shut that door! Noah didn’t shut that door. Then you shut-up. Get your stupid ideas. You better come to grips. Cain and Abel played like a little kitten with the same little ball, the same little mouse till it came to the harvest time, the showdown over God’s Word, over the sacrifice, over the truth. Then watch where it went. I’m not trying to make you mean; I’m just trying…don’t…don’t….listen, grow up, it’s all over. Bro. Branham said, “I’ve combed this country, …fifty came to the altar, …maybe none of them were saved. America’s all seined out.” The only thing possibly left is the foolish virgin and someone come to the Word, I don’t know. How else? The animals went to the ark. What do you want? See? [1 John 4]

(20) If a…man say, I love God, and hate his brother, (he’s) a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

41I get that all the time. Why, we can’t stand Lee Vayle, but we sure like the Word.” That’s the funniest thing I ever heard in my life. As in I can’t stand my wife but I like her sex. Are some of you guys like that here tonight? You’ve got one crappy marriage. Oh, I strike pretty hard at times, but I have fun doing it. I don’t mind getting back, hey; I’m a human, not a human, I’m worse than that.

What’s this nonsense? If you don’t love this… I’ve been trying… I’ve been preaching this for years here. It is this Word that counts or nothing, get that flat. This Word counts or nothing! Bro. Branham imputed to the end time ministry his own proving creation that by the faith that God gave us in this Word he stood as Einstein and said, “We could create universes.” What I’m trying to show you is this? Eve was a part of that very Word. She walked off. Now look at you? Come on. I’m not here lording over you. I’m not going to be with you too long, don’t worry. I’ve got feelings of just moving on or doing something. I’m restless as can be and the only happiness I have is up here, not tearing you down; I have to hit you a little hard on the head sometimes and make you, smarten you up and see where the cookie crumbles and all. And then I’ll leave this pulpit; it’s all over, then I’m lost you know nothing, nothing up here anyway.

42But listen, understand this Scripture.

(20) The man say, I love God and hate his brother, (he’s) liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

(21) And this commandment have we from (God), That he who loveth God love his brother also.

Now Bro. Branham distinctly said, “When God demands something, God makes sure that you get it.” He said in Mt 5:48, “Be thou perfect as your Father in heaven,” he said, “If God gave a commandment, then He made a way for it.” And he scattered that sin by the blood til there’s no evidence of sin, then how can you make a man a sinner? Then how could you not have that love of God from the Word? Bro. Branham said categorically, “How can a man who believes all the Word have any fellowship with those who only believe a part of the Word?” Now we’re narrowing it right down.

43Shall we close the church? Sell it? Let’s sell the church; I’ll give you all a piece of the action, never mind what I’ve got in it. It’s worth three hundred thousand dollars. Then you could put a down payment down on a house or go on a vacation. We’re not here just in a building. It’s not going to do it. I never dedicated the building this way; dedicated it for one thing, the holy Word of Almighty God. Family, no matter what your kids do, you can string them up and take every inch of hide off of them but something in your heart knows they’re your kids. There’s enough love there that you could do if you possibly could but sometimes you can’t.

I’m talking about that. God made a way for it. And God did not just make a way my brother, my sister, making a way is not the answer because when God makes ways man can fail. But Bro. Branham said, “This time when that Word went in, the womb of the mind was snapped shut, and the senses exercised unto righteousness.” Say, “I know what serpent seed is and I know this and I know that,” and I’m going to tell you That is not a doctrine, no.

442 Corinthians, we read it, said, “You used to be a virgin but you’re not anymore.” How Adam would have loved to say, “I’m not afraid?” When God came down previously he was not afraid, but now he is afraid. What was that difference? One word. How can I be afraid now in the Presence of God? Okay.

45Let’s go back to Romans, the 8th chapter. The trouble with me I never get finished these notes but I get it from here anyway. By the time I’m finished we’ll have a fairly full story of Satan’s eden and the dust that this old serpent kicked up because he lived in it. All right. Listen!

(16) The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

(17) And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be glorified (also)….

Now it tells you that. There’s going to be a penalty paid which the big penalty always is the great battle of Armageddon which is in the mind. Now, in the 16th and 17th verses which I read here, “The Spirit bears witness we’re children of God,” and so on.

46We can go over here to Hebrews 13:

(10) We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle.

(11) For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp.

(12) Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.

(13) Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach.

(14) For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one….

So where is he at the time we’re going to meet the continuing city; He is outside the church. Can you dump your church and your doctrine? Can you leave your father, your mother, sister, brother, your relatives? Can you do it? If you can’t, you’re not worthy. You gone stuck yourselves. Okay, let’s go further.

You can compare that with Rev 3:20 “Behold, I stand at the door and knock,” and so on, and also, you can compare to Hebrews 6, “They crucified to themselves the Son of God afresh,” then going back to chapter 8, and 18-23 again, you will notice he is speaking of the complete restoration which is the Millennium. How is it done? It’s got to be done through God removing all fear which all fear is removed by perfect love, which is removed by the Perfect Lover, the One who comes down and says, “Fear not.” The One who comes down in 2 Th 1:7-10 when all the world is going to be judged, there’s going to be fire, “But unto you shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; he’ll tread upon those that are destroyed. They’ll be ashes under your feet.” [Mal 4:2, 3] You won’t go puff, puff, at their ashes, it means they’re all burnt up and gone. And there it is.

47Now listen! With this goes Romans, the 4th chapter, because it’s all the same Book, all the Bible dovetails; there’s nothing that doesn’t dovetail at the end. Don’t think it does because it doesn’t. It says here,

(17) (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who (quickens) the dead, and (calls) those things which (are) not as though they were.

This is categorically, categorically exactly how God does things because in chapter 8 of Romans at the end, it absolutely says here,

(30) Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he called: and whom he called, them he justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

And time and eternity has mingled, per se we are already glorified with the faith of Abraham who called himself the father of generations when he was nothing. “Yes sir, …I’m it. I’m that one.” How do you get that way?

48Go over to Philippians, the 2nd chapter, and you get back to the true Word of Almighty God. Look what it says here,

(5) Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

(6) Who, being in the form of God, thought it not (a prize) to be (grasped and be) equal with God: (but emptied himself)

(7) …made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, in the likeness of men:

(8) And being found in fashion as a man, humbled himself, became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

Let’s look at Eve. What about Eve? She had the mind of God through Adam. And Satan came by and said, now he said, “Listen, I’ll tell you what, girl, you know, there’s a great thing to be like unto God. There’s a great thing…to be equal with God. Why, …there’s something out here.”

And she said, “Do tell.” She put her mind exactly opposite to the truth. She denied who she was and where she was. That’ right.

49Now listen to me. Jesus knew exactly who he was, that he came from God and went back to God. He knew his former position in his theophonic form. He knew all about it and he put that all aside and came down to be a man amongst us. Now the Bible said, “Let the same mind be in you that was in Jesus,” he laid aside that in order to accomplish for us that we can lay aside our own thinking and believe what he said about us.

Now Bro. Branham said some things hard to be believed but I’m going to tell you before you get out of here, you’re going to have to believe them. There’s no two ways about it. All right, get back to our reading here because we’re talking about the fact that Bro. Branham is saying here that knowledge and it’s the wrong kind of knowledge, and remember, there is no knowledge that is not based upon what God said or what God did. Now the point is how are you going to take it? You can take it right or wrong but there’s going to come a time when there’s going to be somebody—now listen, get this flat—they without us cannot be made perfect. They are over there in theophonic forms. They can love. They can hug. They can kiss. They can’t eat and they have no desire to copulate or to lie or do one filthy thing. The sixteen year old girl was a ninety year old woman when she got saved, and Bro. Branham could hug her and there wasn’t one bit of feeling. Try that. Perfect. At the end time a son of God will turn his head. We’ll read about him. We’re not talking now of people just being so right and goody-goody; I’m talking about what God is going to do through people, what He’s going to do in them because Bro. Branham said so. Now see, they threw that away.

50Now let’s read paragraph 65 [110].There you are.

[110] Man wants to establish himself with men, themselves. ...Let God do something for a person …send him out, …and every man trying to impersonate it. …they’re trying to establish themselves. (Satan did. Eve did.) … “I did this. Me, I, mine, my denomination, me, this,” establishing leadership themselves. What are we preaching about, ourselves or the Kingdom of God?

[111] Establish the Word of God. Take out…unbelief (Sure you will once you establish it) and establish the Kingdom of God in…men’s heart. (Now that’s the key of the hour because the Kingdom is amongst us and It’s in a dimension right now.) …the Kingdom of God cannot be established in a man’s heart unless God made …him thus. (In other words, you can’t receive It unless It is there to be received. All right.) …

[112] Now remember, the deceitful part, when men think that it is right. “There is a way that seemeth right unto a man (and the end is the ways of death. That’s Prov 16:29, the context is…I mean 16:25, the context is 16: 21-24 for you can read it yourself.) …

[113] As I told you a few Sundays ago; …I stood by my dying baby, …Satan standing there …said, “There is your daddy, he died in your arms the other night. There is your wife lying dead…in the morgue, …your baby is going. And you asked Him to answer you, …He pulls the…shade down over you. And you know…and yet you say He’s a good God, …you said He was a Healer. And you, …standing there…you said it was right, you’re wrong.” Oh, every reason, every mental faculties had to agree that it was right; …he was right, that much.

[114] So was he right when he told Eve, “Your eyes will be opened, and you’ll know right from wrong. And you’ll be as gods, that way, knowing right from wrong,” (See that’s where it was that they got to know that, that one thing, not the other) because God didn’t let them see themselves yet, that they were naked. So they knew they would know right from wrong; and he was right. But, you see, it was contrary to the Word….

51Now because God didn’t let them know…let them see themselves yet that they were naked. Now he tells us at the time Adam and Eve knew right from wrong God let them see themselves and they saw themselves naked. There was something wrong, you see, with it. They tried to cover themselves and hide, and there is no use. They couldn’t do it. And today Satan has blinded their eyes as in Rev 3:17, and they cannot see their condition. They are veiled with the wrong veil.

Now Gen 1:26 where He said, “Be fruitful and multiply,” was said first of all, of course, when he was in the spirit form, He said to Adam. And it was said, of course, at that time, “Be fruitful and multiply,” was the first word that was given to them. And so therefore, that was the great command that God wanted: the multiplication of children to bring them into this world and of course, that is where they went wrong. That’s why you can see the tree of the knowledge of good and evil at that time was the perversion of their sexuality, as Bro. Branham said, “They would have come to it because that’s exactly what would have happened,” but they got out of divine order. It’s the same you can say with Cain, he offered a first fruit offering. Had he done the other first, he’d of been perfectly legitimate, but you see they got off and in doing this they interbred the human race where serpent seed comes from. …

[115] And so do ministers in seminaries, learning man-made theology;…

52Now what is the first command? They are there to replenish the earth for God. See? And there’s no way you can do it except planting the Word seed, and so they’re like Adam, like Eve, they’re going to get off. How? On the wrong foot with the wrong word. She obeyed the command and Adam; replenish the earth but what with? See the answer you’re looking at.

[115] Now listen! These guys with their man-made theology; it may seem right, it may be a good understanding of the thing, but it’s wrong.

“Cain, you have offered a good offering. It was in the book. But it’s wrong the way you did it. It was an excellent sacrifice but you blew it.” Preachers preach the Word of God.

A sister told me years ago in Florida. I think it was the great doctor Robert Lee, I think it was, the great minister. And I was eulogizing him and she didn’t want to say and after dinner, she said, “Bro. Vayle, I want to talk to you.”

I said, “What is it?”

She said, “I don’t want to hurt your feelings but…you know that minister you talk about I was in his church down there.” I think it was Dallas, Texas. I’m not sure, maybe Houston somewhere. And she said, “Listen, I never heard a sermon in all my life any better in my life. But Bro. Vayle at the end of the sermon and he gave the altar call. He said, “Come up and shake my hand. …now you’re saved.”

I didn’t know you were saved. Listen! It was there. It was a good sermon but it brought forth weeds. See what a tragic thing it is. Water brings forth the tares. The anointing can do it. See what a terrible, terrible thing that was. See?

[115] Now…but it’s wrong.

[116] We don’t have to understand It. We believe It because God said it’s so, and that settles it forever. The whole thing, (Now that’s what Bro. Branham is saying, they believe a certain amount and then they rationalize away the rest of It.)

[117] Oh, how Eve lusted to have a Ph.D., …how she lusted to be smarter than what she was!

53Now that’s a pretty strong word but it’s true because he said it was. In other words, she wanted to become superior. She couldn’t rely on the Word as though that were enough. So what we don’t like, we take away: what we do like, we add to it. No wonder Bro. Branham couldn’t do anything when he came on earth here. They had a deck of cards stacked against him for two thousand years. Only those ordained to believe could believe and that’s the Bible. He said,

[119] Now I’m going to close. I said I’m going to hold just a few minutes. …watch now in closing.

[120] Compare this now, how much alike…man and…wife, both in God’s Eden, without one stitch of clothes on them, and knew it not. …why didn’t they know it? …they were veiled to their senses of nakedness, by the Holy Veil, of the Holy Spirit. They could look right at each other, and they didn’t know…they were naked. They were veiled with the Holy Spirit, of holiness. They were veiled.

[121] God veiled, yet today, can look and not lust. They turn their heads. It’s a Holy Veil… God had their eyes... see, …one was man and…one was woman, …they did not know they were naked, because the holiness of God kept their eyes veiled. Notice, God hid their conscienceness

54I think he means, He made them unconscious from what could be sin, and what was sin, potential sin by veiling them. And that’s what the Bible says at the end time, you can be…through the blood of Jesus Christ. In fact I don’t know if it even says end time, it’s says there’s no consciousness of sin. Man living above it. Now we’re going to leave two verses off here, paragraphs and go to 72 [124] because he makes an interpolation here about some preaching he did.

[124] Now notice now the Holy Spirit, of God’s Holy Word, had a man and woman naked, (You know what he said there?) Now notice…the Holy Spirit of God’s Holy Word, had a man and woman naked, and they didn’t know it. How beautiful, Life of the Word; the Seed, the Word!

See? Giving us power to live above these things that would attract us and, remember, the major attraction is not an action. The major attraction is the overthrowing of the Word because Bro. Branham has previously said, “When Eve got from behind the Word, she was gone.” So don’t get this mixed up and getting an idea if a naked woman walks down the road, that you’re just as…you know, you can just…hold a hoochie show and that’s won’t faze you. It’ll faze you all right. But you can turn and avert your eyes and walk the way you should walk. That’s what the Bible said that a man that’s got a wife, that’s his satisfaction and she’s his and he’s hers, back and forth. You see?

[124] How beautiful, Life of the Word; the Seed, the Word!

[125] God said, “There is a tree in the midst of the garden, (Now notice he brings it to the woman, and he’s used this before.)… And in the midst of the garden is this tree; don’t even touch it. For, the day you eat thereof, that’s the day you die.” (They were warned positively that the day that they did it that’s the day they were gone. What about the day God said they could do it? They never waited for it. Did they? He said, “Don’t touch it.” In other words, don’t get all emotional about those things.) …

[126] They were holy veiled. They were safe in God’s pavilion. They were alive. They had no death around them. Hallelujah! They had perfect love one for the other, perfect Life forever.

55That’s where the Bible teaches that men and women living together in union should treat each other as brothers and sisters. I know it’s not done too well. But that’s what God wanted. And by that I mean, to honor each position in Christ. It doesn’t mean like some people say, you abstain from sex. The Word of God forbids that, and especially in fasting, because after you fast awhile a man has more desire than at any other time. So watch your ways if you think you can get holy or abstain from this and that. You come to me before you make any action and I’ll talk to you because you’ll blow it. I know too much about this subject. Don’t try to kid me. I’ve studied too many years and seen it.

[126] … They had God’s Word, and kept It. …they were alive and safe in God’s Eden, with no death at all around them.

It wasn’t the sexual act. That’s what happened when they got away from the Word. That was the manifestation. That was the whole thing as Bro. Branham said, “They would have come to it.” And also, the Word of God distinctly says, “The bed is undefiled.” And Bro. Branham said, “It is an act of righteousness.” So, all right. Don’t get crazy, crazy ideas.

56Now let’s go back to the interpolation. Now he says here, they were in this garden, senses veiled by God’s holy Word, the spirit and so on, and then he said here, they were not conscious of sin which is what’s in Heb 10:2, their conscience now purged. They’re not conscious of sin, sin is passed from them. Now notice he interpolates.

[123] I heard Bro. Neville say, this morning; someone might have been asking him why didn’t I preach on the Holy Ghost, why didn’t I do this. Here it is. The Holy Ghost is the action in you.

Now look it. That statement you don’t dare take the way it is written, anymore than you can say the soul is an atmosphere. The soul is an entity. An atmosphere is produced by the entity. The Holy Spirit is not an action.

[123] The Holy Spirit is the Life, therefore, an actor, not an emotion; not some sort of…fleshly evidence. But It is a Person, Jesus Christ, the Word of God established in your heart, to quicken every Word of this age. Right. Watch the Holy Ghost in action, see now he says, not so much in demonstrations; but, in action, what it does according to the Word.

57The Holy Ghost will say amen to every Word. That’s what he’s saying right here like he said in every other place. So this is what you’re looking at here. You’re not looking at something else, but you are looking at that Word. Don’t move from It because It alone is the conduit of the Holy Ghost, the minute you add or take, the Holy Ghost is gone. Mustn’t do those things.

Well, we’ll get back on Sunday. I want to save this. I got a quote for you which I didn’t get around to it. All right. Let’s rise and be dismissed at this time. We’ll continue next Sunday.

58 Heavenly Father, again we want to thank You for Your kind goodness to us. We believe Lord, you answered our prayer and maybe in some places we’re a little bit tough on the people but I’ve no axe to grind with anybody here Lord, at all, just realizing that some people don’t understand, maybe don’t come right in that Word Lord, as we would like to see it done. I don’t pretend myself either Lord, but I do believe that I have from You that which is positively right to bring to the people Your guidance, showing those things Lord, from what the prophet taught, understanding even the phraseology, what he said here, and what he said there, and seeing it all come together, realizing Lord, the truth of the whole thing. How can the Holy Spirit be where there is a perverted word? How can He not be diminished if the Word is taken away? And how can He not be monstrous if a word is added? It just wouldn’t work. We know that Bro. Branham categorically said, “You don’t add a cat cell to a dog cell. The Bride is perfect pure Word.” And how can she be except the Holy Spirit bring that perfect pure Word and indwelling with a person being, piling Word upon Word until the person is filled, then finally the whole church is filled, all in, capstone Spirit coming down, capstone Word. One day rising to meet our Lord in the air. How good and how gracious You are Lord.

Now Father as we dismiss tonight we pray there won’t be any sick amongst us, heal the sick we pray, as we prayed already Father, just confirming our faith again before You that these things don’t need to be, they don’t need to be Lord. And one day they won’t be. Hallelujah! Help everyone that needs help Lord, there may be jobs that are necessary. There may be feelings that have been hurt. There may be homes that are having problems, I don’t know Lord. I know one thing that man that is born of a woman is born unto trouble as the sparks fly upward. That’s what we know. And we know we got troubles here, but we know we got the Great Prince of Peace amongst us, actually we have the King of Peace, and King of righteousness, Melchisedec in our midst giving us the Word, imparting His life until one day the dead come out of the ground. Hallelujah! Then we all rise to meet Him in the air.

Thank You for the fellowship together. Father, we haven’t only preached about loving each other as brothers and sisters. I’ve been doing it for years now Lord, and I feel that I got no right to go by feeling but I can expect Your Word to take over Lord, that that great love of the brethren will be in this church, and we’ll not be one with disaffection. There will not be one put out, not one worry any longer, recognizing things, sure, but going down the road looking for the great recognition, even as Abraham with his old beard flowing in the wind, maybe a bald head by that time, his back all crooked, no more a father than nothing than a hill of beans, and yet saying, “I am the father of multitudes and Sarah my wife, she’s the one that starts it with me.” Lord, that’s a real testimony in spite of everything that looks completely opposite. And we may have our opposition here Lord, but we do have a testimony and that is we love you because You loved us, the love shed abroad in our hearts, coming to perfection, we love our brethren. Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God be all power, honor and glory through Christ our Lord. Amen.

‘Take the Name of Jesus with you.’