HAVE YOU EVER STOPPED TO WONDER WHY THEOLOGIANS FROM VARIOUS DENOMINATIONS HAVE SO MANY DIFFERENT VERSIONS OF THE WORD OF GOD? HAVE YOU EVER CONSIDERED THE FACT THAT NONE OF THEIR THEOLOGY HAS EVER PRODUCED A GENUINE REVELATION FROM GOD’S WORD? DO YOU KNOW WHAT ACTUALLY GOT THE HUMAN FAMILY OF GOD OFF COURSE?
READ THIS MESSAGE PRAYERFULLY, AND ALLOW THE SPIRIT OF GOD TO REVEAL HIS TRUE, CERTIFIED SEED TO YOU. IF YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED IN EDEN, YOU HAVE A MUCH BETTER CHANCE OF UNDERSTANDING OTHER TRUTHS FROM THE BIBLE. IF YOU KNOW THAT SATAN IS A COUNTERFEITER, YOU HAVE A BETTER CHANCE OF AVOIDING HIS TRAPS. IF YOU KNOW WHAT A TRUE SEED OF GOD IS, YOU CAN EXAMINE YOURSELF TO SEE IF YOU MEET THE QUALIFICATIONS.
IS THE KINGDOM OF GOD, AND THE CHURCH, THE SAME? DO YOU KNOW? HOW DO YOU GET INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD? WHAT WILL GOD ACCEPT? HOW DID SATAN GET A SEED? HE MUST HAVE SOME CHILDREN, FOR JESUS LOOKED AT SOME PEOPLE ONE DAY, AND SAID, YE ARE OF YOUR FATHER THE DEVIL.
LEARN A SPIRITUAL TRUTH FROM PLANT LIFE, AND WHY UPBREEDING OR DOWNBREEDING IS A CONTINUAL PROCESS. IS GOD STILL IN CONTROL, OR IS SATAN WINNING? YOU WILL READ ABOUT ALL OF THIS AND MUCH MORE, AS WE SHOW THE TRUTH OF THESE THINGS FROM THE WORD OF GOD.
I want to give this message the same title as a little song that has been written in recent years. Since God sent a messenger to this age to awaken us to certain truths, or facts, we have become very conscious of the fact, that not all humans that ever lived upon this planet, descended from Adam, who was a son of God. Some of them descended from the serpent while he was an upright creature, much in the same likeness as man. Therefore we will just title this message, “Certified Seed,” and proceed to show you from the scriptures, why we would choose such a title. We have two scriptures that we will read and use for our text. The first is found in the 3rd chapter of Genesis, verses 14 and 15, and the other is St. Mark 4:26-29. Both of these scriptures deal with seed, and used together, they balance the thought we wish to present to you.
- 1 THEOLOGY – ENEMY OF GOD
- 2 DUAL CONCEPTION – TWO SEED
- 3 THE SERPENT’S CURSE
- 4 EVENTS IN EDEN
- 5 GOD’S ORIGINAL CREATION
- 6 COUNTERFEIT EXPERIENCE
- 7 ATTRIBUTAL QUALITIES OF GOD
- 8 KINGDOM OF GOD – THE CHURCH
- 9 WHAT WILL GOD ACCEPT?
- 10 HOW SATAN GETS HIS SEED
- 11 WHAT SPIRIT MOVES YOU?
- 12 WHAT HAPPENED TO THE SONS OF GOD?
- 13 SPIRITUAL LESSON FROM PLANT LIFE
- 14 THE HYBRID PROCESS
- 15 DETERIORATION OF MORAL STANDARDS
- 16 SOME TRUTH ABOUT NOAH
- 17 GOD’S SELECT BREEDING PROGRAM
- 18 SATAN’S CHURCHES
- 19 WHAT THE NEW BIRTH IS NOT
- 20 THE KINGDOM OF GOD NOT SEEN
- 21 FACTS ABOUT SPIRITUAL BIRTH
- 22 WHO IS A HERETIC?
- 23 EFFECTS OF PERVERSION
- 24 TAKE THE GOOD – LEAVE THE BAD
- 25 SATAN’S STATISTICS LOOK GOOD
- 26 ABRAHAM, A BLESSING
- 27 WHAT MARY REALLY CONCEIVED
THEOLOGY – ENEMY OF GOD
In Genesis 3:14-15, we find God placing a curse upon the serpent for giving himself over to the power of Satan and doing what he did to start the human race down a road of deterioration that will run through seven thousand years of time before complete restoration is realized. We are living six thousand years beyond that time, and the effects of what the serpent did are present on every hand, and only a chosen few from all the great multitudes of humanity have the spiritual insight to know and understand what got us in the condition we are in. This world is overrun with theological seminaries, and not one of them has ever produced a spiritual revelation from the scriptures. They have their many theories, and they teach their people well, what they believe, but they know very little about God. I may shock some of you by making such a statement, but theology is an enemy of God. Theology feeds tares, but it will never feed a true seed of God, a certified seed. Have you ever stopped to realize that if there had been no sin in the beginning, there never would have been a school house, nor a college, nor seminary upon the face of the earth? Every child born under the law of the tree of life would have had perfect knowledge as to how it would fulfill its part in the plan of God. If I took the time, I could prove that to you by the animal kingdom, but we will not go in that direction at this time. We are living under the affects of man’s sin and rebellion against God, and our educational systems are controlled by the devil, but God is still redeeming and perfecting a people for His great name, in spite of all that. Saints, do not misunderstand me. I am not against an education. Education is a wonderful thing, but all this atheism and perversion that is shoved down our children’s throats in modern day schools is right out of Satan’s textbooks. A man may have ever so many educational degrees, but if he does not know God in a personal way, he is as ignorant as any man could possibly be. Man’s wisdom is against God. That is why Paul wrote to the Romans saying, “for to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.” Now you may have a certain way to apply that scripture, but the plain truth is that it applies to every situation where God is left out of the picture. Paul also wrote to the Corinthian church, that the foolishness of God is wiser than the wisdom of men.
DUAL CONCEPTION – TWO SEED
Open your Bibles to Genesis 3:14, and please bear in mind that this serpent is not a snake. At least he was not a snake before the curse was placed upon him. “And the Lord said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life. And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” These great theologians think they are so smart, and yet they read the 3rd chapter of Genesis and come up with a talking snake that coaxes a woman into eating a juicy red apple, that is able to make her wise and make her realize that she is naked. You have all read that account, written by Moses, by revelation, and you know how the woman persuaded the man, Adam, to partake also, but I certainly hope there is no one sitting here in Faith Assembly that still believes the serpent was a snake, when he was talking to Eve. There is no Hebrew nor Greek words in existence that can make a revelated son of God believe in such foolishness, yet the denominations still teach it like that. About the most any snake would ever do is stick its tongue out and hiss at you. A rattle snake will rattle its tail at you, but what else can you say about snakes, except that some of them will bite you. Saints, my point is this, That old serpent that seduced Eve looked more like a man than he did any other animal at that time, and what he introduced Eve to, was sex for pleasure instead of God’s intended plan, which would have been just for the purpose of bearing offspring. We have articles in print which deal with this in more detail than I will take time to at this time, but if you are following me up to this point, I hope you will accept the fact that Eve became the first woman ever to have a dual conception. She gave birth to two sons, but they did not have the same father. Cain was the serpent’s seed, and Abel was Adam’s seed. Cain became a farmer, and Abel a sheep herder. But it is this seed of Cain which was the seed of the serpent that brought about conditions which would justify the title we have placed upon the message. Therefore as we consider the curse that God placed upon the serpent, where He said, I will put enmity between thy seed and her seed, please realize that it is a serpent seed breed of humanity that is at enmity with Christ Jesus who was actually the woman’s seed that was referred to there. That hatred and animosity has existed right on through the ages.
THE SERPENT’S CURSE
When God finished placing the curse upon the old serpent, he went crawling off upon his belly for the first time, never to be restored to his original state again. Isaiah confirms that in chapter 65:25, where he is actually prophesying about the Millennial age, and says, “and dust shall be the serpent’s meat.” God cursed him above all cattle and ever beast of the field. Now that word cattle, does not apply just to cows; it applies to every four legged creature upon the earth. In other words, God stripped him of his arms and legs, and his ability to converse with humans, and placed him at the end of the line of all His creation. “Dust shalt thou eat,” does not mean that the old serpent would have to eat dust as his diet, it simply meant that he would have to get his food from it. He would no longer be able to walk around upon two legs, and choose his food as he had up until then. “I will put enmity between thee and the woman.” That word pertains to mutual hatred, or ill will between Eve and the serpent, and the bruising of the head and heel was pointing right to Calvary where the woman’s seed was crucified, placed in a tomb, and three days later He came forth victorious over death, hell, and all of Satan’s devices to live for ever more. For that reason, we can sing with full assurance in our hearts, Because He lives, I can face tomorrow, Because He lives, all fear is gone. Praise God! Only a certified seed can sing that from the heart.
EVENTS IN EDEN
As we think about seed now, let us just consider for a little while, what God did there in the garden of Eden. We can say, God knows all there is to know about agriculture. This is a word that applies to man’s dealing with the earth in his cultivating efforts to produce food for his betterment. Moses just simply wrote that God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there He put the man whom He had formed, to dress and keep it. This man Adam, was in the spiritual image and likeness of God. In other words his intellect and attributes corresponded to that of God. His very life was a part of the life of God. That made him God’s offspring, and his seed were in reality, seed of God, pure seed. If Adam’s sons had been the only sons upon the earth, we would have no reason to be publishing a message such as this, but it should be very obvious to anyone who is willing to face reality, that there are great multitudes upon the earth who are not children of God, and will never be. Some who believe about God, but have no spiritual understanding will say, God is the Father of us all, and He loves everyone. That is not what I read in the Bible. While it is absolutely true that all life came forth from God, and in that sense God is the Father of all creation, but that pertains to every living thing upon the earth, and not just to humans. Furthermore, the Bible says that God loved Jacob and hated Esau. Esau sold his birthright for just one meal, when he came in hungry for one day. But Jacob was a fellow who treasured that birthright and made sure that he held on to it. A true son of God will always cherish his birthright. We may get into that a little more later on, but right now, let us consider the man Adam, which the Lord placed in the garden of Eden to dress and keep it. Within the physical body was both masculine and feminine spirit, until such time as God put Adam to sleep and took one of his ribs to make the woman from. Brothers and sisters, God was not just doing as He did by some chance; He knew exactly what would take place later, and what it would lead to, but that is the way He chose to deal with His human creation. He knew exactly what Satan would do with the woman through the serpent, but by allowing it to happen, He is able to reveal Himself as Redeemer as well as Creator. According to what Paul wrote to the Ephesian church, God counseled with Himself, and purposed all things after the counsel of His own will, before the foundation of the world, that in the ages of time, He might be able to express all of His many attributes. He is the source of all knowledge, all wisdom, all strength, all love, and every provision you can find recorded in the Bible. But every great plan has to have a beginning. There has to be a time when those thoughts of the mind are transferred into something tangible; therefore after God meditated and determined what He would do, He began to speak, Let there be, Let there be, Let there be. That gave spiritual existence to all of His creation. The next thing was to manifest it visibly. All of this is recorded in the first two chapters of Genesis. You will find that God formed Adam from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and he became a living soul. He planted a garden, and placed the man in it. Then came the time to find Adam a helpmate. Out of the ground the Lord formed every beast, every fowl, and so forth, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them; and whatever he called them, became their name, but none of them were suitable for a helpmate for Adam. God then put Adam to sleep and performed surgery on him. There is no way to know just how long Adam was asleep, but I do not believe this was a 60 second miracle that took place there. We know there was no clock, no nurse, no intern, no operating room, nor anesthetist. Only God Himself knows how long Adam layed there, asleep, but when he awakened, there stood a beautiful woman that God had fashioned from one of his ribs. Somehow Adam knew where she came from, for he began to prophesy saying, “This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.” Your evolutionists would rather believe Adam and Eve came crawling out of an old stagnated pond someplace, than to believe what the Bible says about God creating them in His own image and likeness. Brothers and sisters, I take great pleasure in telling you that I believe every word that is written in this blessed old book, and I pray that you do too. Let those great worldly minds talk about contradictions in the Bible all they want to; that does not diminish one single thing from the truth that is concealed within those pages. Furthermore when a person learns to read through the eyes of the Holy Ghost, he will never find one fault with the scriptures. Those contradictions will no longer be there.
GOD’S ORIGINAL CREATION
Now some will say, Why was it necessary for God to take a rib from Adam in order to make the woman? Why did He not just form her from the dust, as He did Adam? God by His great foreknowledge, was foreshadowing something that would take place thousands of years from then. From the very elements that came forth from the side of Jesus, God is making up a wife for Him. (Jesus is called, the second Adam.) Who is to be the wife of Jesus? The true blood washed, water baptized believers who receive a baptism of His Spirit. When the Holy Ghost inspects such a believer, He can certify that this one is genuine. Certified seed in the natural, is seed that has met certain standards and requirements. But every seed upon the face of the earth, or in the earth, came forth from God’s original creation. He took six creative days to finish all of His creative work and rested on the seventh, and has not needed to create since then. Everything we see from day to day came forth from His original creation. Adam was an original. Eve was an original, and so was the serpent. When they were created, they needed no alterations. Adam was perfect in every way. So was Eve. But they were created in the image and likeness of God; therefore they were free to exercise their own will. Satan has never created anything; he is only a perverter of what God created. The Bible tells us that Lucifer, who is now called Satan, was perfect in his ways until iniquity was found in him. He was perfect because God created him. God did not create anything that was not perfect in the beginning. Sin has had a downbreeding affect upon all of creation. That is the reason we see so much imperfection in our day. Yet in spite of all that, there are some certified seed to be found, both in the spiritual realm as well as the natural. Satan has been allowed to pervert God’s creation ever since the day he used the serpent to pervert God’s original plan for repopulating the earth. Why? In order for God to display all of His many attributes. How could He have ever been called Jehovah-jireh, if man had never needed anything? That attributal name means, the Lord provides. The serpent seduced Eve for pleasure, in direct disobedience to the will of God. Then Eve persuaded Adam to disobey also, and as soon as God confronted them for their disobedience, He immediately provided a covering for their nakedness. When Abraham needed a ram to offer for a burnt offering instead of his son Isaac, God provided one. By allowing His created ones to follow the course they did, God has been able to express Himself to those who would recognize it, as the God of every situation. Satan who cannot create anything, has been allowed to take what God created, and pervert it, thinking that he would get glory to himself, when all the time, he has just been sitting up events where God would receive glory. What if he did cause an animal’s seed to be planted in the womb of God’s daughter, Eve: that has not stopped God from having true sons and daughters who would love and worship Him. You say, But it took so long. Yes. To us it seems like a long time, but what is time to God? He is the Eternal One. All time is in Him, but He is not bound by it. The Bible says that a thousand years is as one day with Him. Regardless of whether you understand everything that has taken place since the day God created Adam and Eve, do not allow yourself to think all of that just slipped up on Him. I want to assure you that He knew everything that would happen, even before He ever said, Let there be light.
The denominational church systems have their little Bible stories that they tell to their little children, and they laugh us to scorn for teaching what we do, about what happened in the garden of Eden, but the truth is, We know what got the human race into the rotten mess it’s in, and they think it was all a result of Adam and Eve eating apples. How blind can a human soul be? Brothers and sisters, the very fact that they flatly refuse to even consider the truth about what took place between Eve and the serpent, proves that they do not have the Holy Ghost in their lives, for the Holy Ghost will say, Amen, to truth, when it is preached. You can have the Holy Ghost and still not understand everything you hear, but you will not take a stand against what has been revealed from the scriptures. That would be the same as God fighting Himself. If there is anything revealed from the word of God, it is the Holy Ghost that reveals it, and whoever receives it as a revelation to their own spirit must have the Holy Ghost in order to do so. But what about all these folks who claim to be filled with the Holy Ghost and get so mad and frustrated when certain scriptural truths are mentioned in their presence? There is a very simple answer to that question. Satan has slipped them a counterfeit experience. They can speak in tongues and do all the things that Pharaoh’s magicians could do, but the sad truth is, they have the same spirit that those magicians had. You say, But Bro. Jackson, they have so many miracles taking place in their services. Yes they do. The apostle Paul wrote to the Thessalonian believers, that God would send strong delusion upon those that have no love for the truth, that they might believe Satan’s lie and be damned. (2nd Thess. 2:9-12) I can see God doing things in a lot of places where I would not want to be. I hope you get my point. When the Lord has His angels out here bundling up tares for the lake of fire, you certainly do not want to be caught up with them. Brothers and sisters, I do not rejoice over what is happening to all those great multitudes who have rejected truth, but I must rejoice over the fact that everything God has spoken, will be exactly as He said it would be. That is where the confidence of a true believer rests. He knows that He can depend upon God to keep every promise He has made. If God who is the creator of every original does not act by His own law, He surely would defeat His own purpose, for what human among us is wise enough to instruct Him as to when and what He should do next? We leave everything in His capable hands.
ATTRIBUTAL QUALITIES OF GOD
In the beginning, God told Adam and Eve they could partake of all the trees in the garden, but that they should not partake of the tree of knowledge of good and evil which was in the midst of the garden, saying to them, “In the day that thou eatest thereof THOU SHALT SURELY DIE.” Now the point is, God spoke that to them, and therefore death had to be imputed to them because of their disobedience, but if He had killed them immediately, He would have defeated His own plan and purpose for his original creation. He never meant to kill them immediately, for that would have required Him to form another man from the dust and start all over again. No, Here, He is able to reveal Himself as Redeemer. This shows attributal qualities of mercy, forgiveness, and grace which He has shed forth abundantly upon mankind ever since then. Adam and Eve, because of their disobedience, were immediately stripped of their access into the spiritual realm. They became earthbound, with death imputed to them. That penalty became part of their genealogical makeup, so that every little baby born into the world has had both spiritual death and physical death in it. God drove them out of the garden, stripped the serpent of his arms and legs, cursed Eve’s reproductive organs, and put a curse on the ground for Adam’s penalty. From that time forth the ground would grow thorns and thistles, and in the midst of them Adam would have to grow their food, doing the work himself, because his servant the serpent, had been placed among the reptiles. Man’s toil and hard labor in life had it’s starting point when God drove Adam and Eve from the garden. Before that, they enjoyed a paradise that the human mind has never really been able to comprehend. They had the continual presence of God. Their food was provided. They had a servant to do whatever work there was to do, and they had free access into the spirit world. Things that are invisible to our human eye, they could clearly see when they were in their original state. But they also had a will that they were free to exercise. They were not forced to disobey their creator. They exercised their will to go contrary to the word of God, therefore their children were born outside the garden. Now when I say their children, some of you may think I am including Cain as a son of Adam, but I am not. Eve definitely gave birth to two little boy babies (twins) but they were not both sons of Adam. We all know that it is very unusual for a woman to have intimate relations with two different men and conceive from both of them, and give birth to twins who are really only half brothers, or half sisters, but there are a few cases recorded where this has happened, and we know, that is what happened with Eve. She had relations with the serpent, and then with Adam, and conceived from both of them. Therefore of the two boys that Eve gave birth to, only one of them was an original seed. Abel was purebred. He was the son of Adam who was the son of God. His genes were from an original on both sides. On the other hand, poor old Cain’s genes were half animal. I realize there are some who will say, A thing like that is not possible. I agree that from a standpoint of what we know about genes, a person would naturally say that, but I am absolutely convinced that God allowed this thing to happen that one time. It is the only thing that makes any spiritual sense, even though the natural mind rejects it. Cain was never mentioned in Adam’s genealogy. When you read the genealogy of Joseph who was looked upon as the father of Jesus, that line runs all the way back through Seth and Adam to God Himself. Abel was an original, and Cain killed him. Adam knew his wife again, and she conceived, and bare Seth and said, God hath appointed me another SEED instead of Abel, whom Cain slew. Abel and Seth were both sons of Adam, which made them sons of God. The only thing different than what it might have been. Was the fact that they had inherited death hanging over them. Because of that they had to walk by faith. The could not walk in the presence of God as Adam and Eve had at first. They knew their bodies would one day give up the spirit of life, because of that imputed death penalty to Adam, but in every other way, they were clean and pure sons of God. They were original seed, (certified seed.)
KINGDOM OF GOD – THE CHURCH
Let us go over to the 4th chapter of St. Mark now, and read our other scripture pertaining to seed. Verse 26, “And He said, (Jesus speaking) So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground; And should sleep and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how. For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear. But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.” Please notice that Jesus likened the kingdom of God to seed. That is what the parable is all about. He was talking about the true church of the living God that was set in motion, planted in the earth on the day of Pentecost. You cannot scripturally apply the word church to any other than born again, Holy Ghost filled believers who love truth. That is what the original product was. They had no man made ideas nor formulas which they subscribed to. Acts 2:41-44, tells us what kind of believers they were. Listen. “Then they that gladly received his word (Peter’s words were what they were hearing, as he preached the gospel there on the day of Pentecost) were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. (Notice now.) And they continued steadfastly in the apostle’s doctrine and fellowship, (some claim we ought not preach doctrine, since it always causes division and strife. Praise God! That is what it is supposed to do. True believers today, continue in the apostles doctrine also, just like the early church started out) and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. And all that believed were together, and had all things common.” The original seed of the church of the firstborn were people who gladly received the gospel and continued steadfastly in the apostles DOCTRINE. Now Jesus Himself is the one who compared it to seed cast into the ground; it was not my idea. I can certainly see why He would use such a comparison though. Just think about it for a minute. You who have planted seed of any kind with the intention of reaping an increase from them will know exactly what this thought points to. When you plant corn in the ground, no matter what else may come up and grow along with that corn, when harvest time comes the only thing you are looking for is an exact duplicate of that which you planted. It is the same with the true church of the living God. When it comes time to lift her out of this old world for a little while, only those who are like the original ones will be taken. All the rest will be dealt with in the field, (the world.) Some of them will be purged through martyrdom, but great multitudes of those who have claimed to be the church of God will be damned, and doomed to the lake of fire. Why should God have mercy upon anyone who has had a chance to believe and follow truth, if they have rejected and scorned that truth? He is a God of mercy and compassion. He would have even accepted old Cain, if he would have brought a proper sacrifice, but the scriptures tell us that Cain was self willed. He was not subject to the will of God. Neither are these serpent seed characters who fill church buildings every Sunday in our day. God has certain spiritual laws in affect that govern the natural as well as the spiritual. One of those laws is that every seed should bring forth of its own kind. (Gen. 1:11-12) A Baptist can only produce more Baptists, a Catholic can only produce more Catholics, a Methodist, more Methodists, and so forth, but none of them can ever produce a son of God, for a son of God must come forth from a word seed, which will bring him through a proper channel of birth. He is never birthed premature; he never needs an incubator, nor any of man’s devices to keep him alive. Hallelujah! He lives off of the very thing that gave him life in the first place; the blessed word of God. He will never need soup suppers, bingo parties, nor ball games to get him to come to church. His soul will look forward to the times when he can assemble with other saints to worship God in Spirit and in truth. Every one of us might do well to question our own motives, how we treat truth from the word of God, and how we look upon each other as children of God. You have physical check ups to find out about your physical condition. Why not check up on your spiritual condition now and then? There came a time when the apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthian church and said, “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?” If you have been birthed by the word of God according to the formula Peter gave out to those who ask, Men and brethren, what shall we do, you will be accepted, but if you are holding on to anything else, just hoping that everything will turn out all right in the end, you are deceived. Satan has blinded your spiritual eyes and slipped you a counterfeit.
WHAT WILL GOD ACCEPT?
Just consider Cain for instance. He brought a beautiful basket of fruit and vegetables and tried to worship God, but God refused to accept his offering. Abel brought a bloody little lamb, and the glory of God hovered over him, respecting his offering. I have actually heard people who were supposed to be Christians, say, I don’t think God was fair, to treat Cain like that. Dear brothers and sisters who may not quite understand why Cain’s offering was refused: remember first of all that this was not two little boys, out playing church. They had both been raised by Adam and Eve who knew by revelation how to make an acceptable offering unto the Lord. Cain knew what they had taught him. But he, like every other serpent seed, felt that God should be more pleased with the beautiful fruit of the works of his hands, than with a bloody old animal. That same spirit today causes people to build beautiful buildings, furnish them ever so extravagantly, put long robes on their trained choir members, a turned around collar and a long robe on the preacher, and they read their prayers from prayer books, and sing of a blessed holy trinity, a God who is three persons. Can you imagine what might have happened to Peter that day, if he had said, Now, Brethren, the God that you have always thought was ONE sovereign Spirit is really three distinct persons, yet they are called one God because all three of them agree on everything? Brother! Those Orthodox Jews would have cut him off right there, and rode him out of town on a rail. Instead of three thousand souls being added to those 120 who had waited for the promise of the Father, I am afraid Acts 2:41 would have had something else to say. You could never feed three gods to an Orthodox Jew; he knows more about God than to fall for that pagan lie. As for God accepting or rejecting a person’s offering: when His word tells us what He will accept, why get offended when you try to offer Him something else and He refuses it? In this age of Grace true worshipers need not bring anything to God except themselves, for in John 4:24, Jesus said, “God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in SPIRIT and in TRUTH.” If you present yourself to God in Spirit and truth in true worship, you will have no problem deciding what to do with any extra material substance you may have. You will no longer have to ask anyone if you should help support some preacher who preaches a trinity message. No one need be concerned about former generations that never had a chance to know God in the measure of truth that we have it. Just leave them in the hands of a just and merciful God who has always searched the hearts of those who professed to be Christians. That is what we can learn from such a parable as we read from St. Mark 4. When seed is planted in the ground, you have to wait quite a while before you ever see anything in that field that looks exactly like the seed you planted. You might take someone out to your field in a few weeks and say, Look at my beautiful crop of corn. But I ask you, What are they looking at? Do they actually see the corn, or would you agree that they are referring to the corn stalks, the leaves and all of what enters into the process of conveying the life of that original seed into that which is to be? When Jesus said the kingdom of God is like that seed that is cast into the ground, He was actually showing that the church would pass through, what we now know to be seven church ages, before it would be restored back to the image of what was present in the first age. As we have pointed out in other messages, when the life of that corn has passed through the stalk and on into the kernels, a man would be very foolish to fertilize and water that old dead stalk trying to revive it. On the other hand we do not have to destroy the stalks. Leave them for God to deal with. Satan and his bunch are forever trying to destroy God’s crop, but Jesus told His disciples to leave Satan’s crop alone, and let them grow right along with the crop of God until harvest time.
HOW SATAN GETS HIS SEED
God’s original seed were to have dominion over all the rest of what God had created. They were to rule the earth, dress it, and see that it was repopulated. That is how it would have been if Satan had never been allowed to enter the picture. But now, who rules the world? You get mixed answers to that question. Jesus said that Satan is the god of the present world. That does not mean that he owns it, but simply that God has allowed him to run the affairs of natural mankind. In other words Adam, in effect, surrendered his authority to rule, up to the devil, when he disobeyed God’s command. Of course we know also, that God puts up whom He will, and He puts down whom He will, and we read over in Revelation 17:17, that God hath put it in their (the ten horns of the beast) hearts to fulfill His will. Therefore we have to conclude that, even though Satan is the god of this present world order, he is still not free to do everything he might like to do, for in the end everything will be turned back over to the sons of God. His remaining days of ruling world governments and the affairs of natural man are very limited. He will soon be chained up for one thousand years. But even while he is still loose, God is redeeming His foreknown sons and daughters from among all this perverted mess that humanity is wrapped up in. Some people get so discouraged by all the sin and corruption they see and hear of almost daily, but Saints, Listen to me. Don’t try to be like anyone but Jesus, no matter what you may see others doing. Satan has his counterfeits planted in every notable position in this world, and it sometimes looks like you just simply cannot trust anyone; but always remember, there has to be a genuine product before there can ever be a counterfeit. Satan could not even get a seed of his own without using a genuine product of God to get it. How do you think he ever got a counterfeit church started? He had to use the original church. He could not kill enough Christians to stamp out the church, so he just got inside and planted his own false seed of so called revelation. Some people do not quite understand, when we say that Satan got in the church and planted his false doctrine among them, even in the first church age. To them it seems like we are saying that the genuine believers changed their minds about what they believed. That is not the case at all. That church that we read of in the early chapters of the book of Acts was built upon a solid foundation. They were originals. Nothing could change them. They would walk bravely to be burned at the stake for what they believed. But that generation did not live forever. Little by little they died off, or had their lives taken in martyrdom, and during this time Satan had been sowing his seed among them. A tare can act just like a genuine believer. They will do whatever they need to do to get in the assemblies and get the confidence of everyone. Then, after they are well accepted, they just begin to plant little seeds of doubt every chance they get. By doing this they are always able to get the attention of otherwise innocent souls who do not have a pure revelation themselves, and after a few hundred years of that kind of maneuvering, the tares so outnumbered the genuine Christians, they had no problem running things to suit the devil’s program. God who is the Spirit of truth, will only abide in truth, but Satan who is the spirit of deceit, lies, hypocrisy, murder, adultery, and all such, will abide in any perverted mess. That is why he is ever present to mess up whatever he can. Not that he is omnipresent like God, but he has enough demon helpers to cover every situation, where they are allowed to. Satan started his program of murder and deceit among God’s people when he inspired Cain to kill Abel, some six thousand years ago. Of course he himself was a murderer from the prehistoric age. He was already a fallen angel when God created Adam. But he could not do what he wanted to do, until he had some human vessels to work through. He knew he could never prevail upon God’s original children to do what he wanted to do; therefore he worked on the old serpent until he got control of him, and from there on he used that serpent to break down Eve’s resistance. Do not think for one moment that Eve gave herself to him the first time he ever tried to seduce her. I am sure he looked for every opportunity to work on her resistance until she finally began to wonder if God really was holding out on them. If the devil can ever get you curious about something, he knows he can always lead you one more step, then another, and another, until he has you going his way. If he is unable to get your attention himself, he will always enlist someone else that he can work through until he has exhausted every possibility. I am sorry to say, but just as was the case with Eve, a true daughter of God, too many times the resistance of God’s children is broken down by constant badgering. That is why you find so many Christians acting more like the devil than sons and daughters of God. Saints: it ought not be like that. God has given us everything we need to resist the devil, but you still have to take your stand on God’s side. He does not force us; He only enables us. That is why James wrote, “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (4:7) Do you see the key to that provision, though? First you must submit yourself to God.
WHAT SPIRIT MOVES YOU?
We know that Satan’s forces of evil can never get a born again Christian to disbelieve something that is already a revelation to them, but there are many other areas where he is able to get children of God to misconduct themselves. If you still have traits of envy, jealousy, covetousness, uncontrolled lusts, or any of dozens of things that we could mention, Don’t you ever think those things come from God. Those are every one attributes of that wicked one. The spirit of life that was in Cain came from God, but the attributes of jealousy, envy and murder came from Satan. When God refused Cain’s offering he got mad and upset, and God said unto him, “Why art thou wroth? And why is thy countenance fallen? If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted?” Of course that meant, if you bring the right kind of sacrifice, and even that would depend upon the revelation he had, and the attitude and motive he had in doing it. “If thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door.” In other words, he is still a sinner. What it all boils down to, is this. God has one right way whereby a lost man can enter into an inheritance in the family of God. In other words, just like Paul wrote to the Ephesian church, There is one body, ons Spirit, one hope, one Lord, one faith, one baptism and one God and Father of all. Those who enter in by that one way are accepted, but all who hope to make it some other way are doomed to a place prepared for the devil and his angels. The gospel is preached without respect of persons. All who gladly receive it will reap the benefits of being children of God whether they be rich or poor in this world’s goods. Satan knows that: therefore he works overtime trying to sidetrack those who would enter in. He presents himself as an angel of light, but in reality he is full of darkness. All of his wisdom is in evil devices. He may glory in the fact that he has more followers than Jesus, but Jesus said it would be that way. (Matthew 7:13-14) “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” In the very next verse, Jesus said, “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” Only a predestined seed can find that strait and narrow way, but the invitation is open to anyone who will come in by God’s one provided entrance. All who are Satan’s CHILDREN will always be his children, but those CHILDREN of God who have been Satan’s servants, will one day, find their way home to their inheritance. That is what the gospel is for, to call the children of God, home.
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE SONS OF GOD?
We are going into chapter 6, in the book of Genesis where we will see how the serpent’s seed, and the true seed of Adam began to intermarry and cross their genes, but before we do, I want you to notice that those sons of Seth were men who called upon God. Verses 25 and 26, of chapter 4, (we will read them) “And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew. And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the Lord.” Those Sethites were sons of God; there is no doubt about it. As soon as they began to multiply, they began to call upon the name of the Lord in worship. You will not find where any descendant of Cain ever did that. Some say we presume too much when we explain what happened in chapter 6, but I want you to know, we do not presume anything about what we read there. By revelation we know that sons of God were Seth’s descendants, and the daughters of men were descendants of Cain, and knowing that, it is not hard to figure out what happened when they began to bring children into the world through those mixed marriages. Let us read a few verses there. “And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men, (Cain’s daughters) that they were fair; (beautiful women) and they took them wives of all which they chose.” Those sons of God (sons of Seth) had death in them, but otherwise they were pure. They had those inherited attributes from their parents that caused them to desire contact with God. Satan did not want to see the earth populated with millions of people who were able to shout, HALLELUJAH! Glory to God! He was still not satisfied; even though he had all those Cainites multiplying over there, who could not care less about God; he wanted to do something to stop these sons of Seth from worshiping their God. He desired to drag them down to a place where they would be worse than animals. He knew he could never get those sons of God to kill, steal, lie or cheat, for they did not have anything in their makeup that would respond to that kind of suggestion, so what did he do? He inspired those Cainite daughters to paint themselves up, and parade their sexy bodies before them. The first thing you know, those Godly men began to notice those beautiful women, and soon began to marry them. If you have ever studied anything about genes, you know what their offspring were like, for every one of those women had the evil attributes in their genealogical makeup that were in Cain and all his descendants. That jealousy, anger and murder that Cain displayed when God refused to accept his offering, multiplied, and took on every other evil attribute that is in the devil’s makeup, and by the time those mixed marriages came about, there wasn’t anything that those serpent seed descendants wouldn’t do. Therefore when those women bare children by the sons of Seth, those children not only had the attributes of the Adam-Seth line, they also had every evil attribute that lay in the genes of that other line. It is sad to say, but most of them yielded to the evil attributes instead of the good ones. That is why in Noah’s day, he and his family were the only living souls that God saw fit to save, when He determined, or announced His determination to destroy those wicked people from the face of the earth. Brothers and sisters, this kind of condition did not come about in one generation. Hundreds of years passed, and each generation was more evil than the last one; Satan really had things going his way. Those sons of God from Seth’s line fell right into a Satanic trap. Those first ones that began to intermarry with Cain’s line, did not love God any less, though I am certain those women caused them to falter in their zeal toward God. It was the next generation that really began to show a decline from the Godlike attributes that was in Seth and his immediate descendants. There was a continual downbreeding taking place. Satan could not create a seed of his own, to use against God, so he got what he wanted by perverting what God had already created. It started right in God’s beautiful Eden, right in the midst of beauty and perfection, and there is not a theologian anywhere that has ever discovered what happened back there, by studying man’s theology. They do not see anything but snakes and apples in Genesis 3:1-5, and that keeps them from being able to understand other scriptures that are tied directly to a proper revelation of what happened there.
SPIRITUAL LESSON FROM PLANT LIFE
Any seed, over a period of time can be downbred or upbred. I will endeavor to clarify that by using corn for an example. I am a farmer. I have studied the breeding of plant life as well as animal life, how it is brought about, and how it changes. Corn, as a product, was never found in the old world; it was only found here in the New World. When we think of corn, our thoughts are of a long ear of corn which consists of a cob with many small kernels of corn surrounding it. It was not like that in the beginning of its use here in America. The Indians grew it, but it mostly just grew wild. They called in maize. It was found in various areas of the United States and Mexico, but a lot of it was just scrawny little stalks with little scrubby bunches of kernels hanging on it. In certain areas, it produced better than in others. The very law of God causes seed to reproduce, but its environment greatly affects it. Climate, moisture, type of soil, and soil temperature are all factors in what a seed will produce when it is planted. Therefore that which is just left to grow wild will only reproduce according to conditions of its environment. The very law of God will cause the earth to be filled, whether it is filled with good or bad. A stalk of corn grown in the state of California by the Indians had certain biological characteristics because of its environment, and likewise in Colorado and other parts of the land. Here then, is what the white man began to do, and this is the same process Satan used, but instead of breeding up the Cain line, he was interested in downbreeding the sons of God line. He likes for everything to run wild and deteriorate. The white man began selecting only those stalks of corn that showed the best potential from the various areas, and replanting only from them. It was a slow process, but over a long period of time it had the effect of breeding away the lesser quality. Out of each crop they would select only the best seed for replanting. When the early pioneers came from Europe, they had been doing a similar thing with wheat, barley and such, in the old country, so they began to work with the corn in this country. By the time the 20th century rolled around, farmers in Nebraska, Iowa, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Illinois were growing corn which we referred to as open pollinated. Now to you and I, it was original, because it was corn that had been produced after many generations of successive replanting, using only the parent product, from stalks of corn that had certain characteristics of a larger ear. It had come a long way from what the Indians were growing, but just to show you that a little trait of that wild nature is still around, every now and then, as you walk through a field of nice corn, you will see a stalk that does not even have an ear on it, but up in the top, there will be a little old shoot with a bunch of little kernels hanging on it. Some of you farmers know what I am talking about. In their continual efforts to improve upon this open pollinated corn, certain men specialized in growing corn strictly for the purpose of seed. In their studies they found that by selecting ears from stalks that matured early, it gave a little edge to farmers who had to race against beating the frost line. That is very important in areas that are subject to early frost. By examining corn from different parts of the country they were able to pick out and pin point strong points and certain weaknesses from corn grown in different environments. That eventually brought them around to the idea of a hybrid seed, which in our day is producing bountiful crops. Some have said that seed from a crop of hybrid grain will not reproduce, but that is not altogether true. It will reproduce, but it will not reproduce a quality product. When you know what its identities are, you can better understand why.
THE HYBRID PROCESS
Follow me for just a few minutes now, while we produce some hybrid corn seed. We want a stalk of corn that has a large ear, solid kernels, and a stalk that is not too high. A huge stalk robs the actual corn itself of plant food it needs to develop the ear. First we try to select a stalk that is of medium height, with a nice big ear, and able to withstand storms and heavy rains. That is what we are after, so here is what we do. Everything is done through open pollination. We find a stalk of corn that is short and stout, and take that. Then we find another that has a great big ear, but the stalk itself shows some weakness. Now to get the strength of this stalk over here, and the quality of this ear over here, both together into one, here is what you do. You plant a row of each one side by side, let it come up and watch it. Before it has a chance to pollinate itself, you go through and cut the tassels off of the one row. It then, is unable to breed itself. If you did not have another row of corn there you would not get a thing from those stalks. I have seen where a heavy rain would hit a little patch of sweet corn when the pollination was up there, and wash it right off. There being no pollination to fall down and mate it, all you got a lot of times, was just a cob, with maybe a few little kernels sticking around on it. But by cutting the tassel off of one row, and allowing pollination from the tassel of the good row to fall on it, and pollinate it, you are able to transfer the strength of that strong stalk and the quality of the desirable ear into one seed corn that will give you the benefits of both. It is a matter of allowing the male side of this one, to cross into the female side of the other one, and what you get from it is the better of each of them. Upbreeding requires proper planning and proper timing, but downbreeding is automatic if anything is just turned loose to run wild. That was evidenced in the Western plains of this country when the Spanish first brought species of the horse to the new world. That was during the 1500’s, that they first brought them to this country, and they got loose. It started out with just a few, but between that time, and the time when the first trappers were going across the plains in the 1700’s, they had multiplied, and multiplied until there was no way to number them, but they had down bred themselves until some of them were no larger than a pony. Some of them were good sized horses, but they were all wild in nature, and some of them as mean as devils. One U.S. Cavalryman told how, as he was escorting a covered wagon train across the prairie when a thunderstorm came up, and this herd of wild horses became spooked by the thunder and came stampeding right through their camp. The people would get under their wagons to avoid being stomped to death, but those horses were so wild they would jump through the wagons, and even crawl at times to get through a space, and when it was all over, their domestic animals would be gone too. They took them along with them.
DETERIORATION OF MORAL STANDARDS
Now, Saints: My illustrations were to bring out a point, of what we know to be true, from what we read in this 6th chapter of Genesis. The devil had been downbreeding these Cainites for centuries of time, just waiting for an opportunity to turn those wild, painted up prostitutes loose to trap those sons of God, and drag them down from their place of fellowship and communion with their Creator. Satan wants everything to be turned loose; just let it run wild; let everyone do whatever they want to do. (That spirit is so strong in our present day, that parents are sometimes not even allowed to correct their own children, without getting into trouble.) Children born from those mixed marriages, never did have the high moral standards and quality of character that those pure sons of God had, and every generation was worse than the one before it. That is why God no longer distinguished between the two seed lines, as you read on down in chapter 6. He just refers to them all, as man. Notice verse 5. “And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the Lord that He had made man on the earth, and it grieved Him at His heart.” Satan is just the opposite of everything that God is. God is holy, God is just, God is merciful, God is righteous and full of compassion, and Satan is just the opposite of every bit of that, and it is the great numbers that follow him. A lot of them may not think they are following him, but their very nature, and the way they allow that nature to lead them, proves who they are following. Satan knows he is condemned, and that there is no redemption for him, so he wants to take as many as possible with him. God has so ordained, that he (Satan) can take as many as will go with him. God will accept as many as will believe and follow righteousness, but He allows Satan the privilege of deceiving as many as will allow themselves to be deceived. That is why God turns him loose for a little season, after he has been chained up for one thousand years during the Millennium. God gives him enough time to test all of those natural people that have been born during the time when there was no evil spirit around to tempt them. He will never get another chance to downbreed a human race of people; God only uses him to sort out the bad from among the good after one thousand years of repopulating. Some might say. With Satan bound up; it seems like everyone should be good. Let me remind you, that even in the Millennium, human persons upon the face of the earth will still have those fallen attributes in their genealogical structure. It will be kept under control for one thousand years, but it will still be present. The environment will control it.
SOME TRUTH ABOUT NOAH
In speaking of how the hybrid corn will not continue to reproduce a nice big healthy ear of corn, if it is continually shelled and resown of its own seed, I did not explain exactly why. Through the process of breeding up a hybrid seed, you are cutting the tassel from the weaker plant, and allowing the stronger to breed it. Therefore my hybrid seed corn may be bred up from 4 or 5 major species, or even more, but if I take my next year’s seed from the good crop I grow this year, and continue to do that, the very nature within that corn will cause it to yield to its environment, and return to its original. Or maybe we should say it like this. It will always go back to some strong open pollinated plant material. When you study that process, you are really studying the basic laws of God, how Satan tries, and many times has been allowed to succeed in perverting the things of God in the earth. That does not mean that he is defeating God’s plan and purpose, for we must always remember, God knew every bit of this before He ever created the man, Adam. Some people read there in Genesis 6:6, where it repented the Lord that He had made man on the earth, and they get the idea that all of this just sort of got out of hand and slipped up on the Lord God. That kind of thinking diminishes from the foreknowledge of God who knew every single thing that would ever take place upon earth. Why would anyone believe that God is a creator, and not be able to believe that He could control His creation? You take my word for it; there is not one thing happening anywhere, that God is not allowing, to complete His premeditated plan and purpose for all His creatures. He did not just suddenly discover Noah, and realize that he might be worth saving, after He had already decided to destroy everything. The Bible says that Noah was a just man and perfect in his generation, and that he walked with God. Now that word perfect, might have been better translated, upright. In his day, when wickedness and violence was running rampant, he walked with God. He was righteous compared to all that ungodly mess around him. But his righteousness in no way compared with that of Enoch, the seventh from Adam, who walked so close to God that God just took him on. Enoch was one of those originals, but Noah was a product of generations of perversion. He had three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth, that were spared from the flood with Noah and their four wives, and they every one were born with those fallen attributes in them. They were spared and all of their other relatives perished in the flood. Noah’s father begat other sons and daughters, and none of them were spared, and neither were any of their wives’ relatives spared, so you would know by that, that every one of the eight souls that were saved through the flood, had attributes in them from those mixed marriages with the serpent’s seed. Some people get so offended when you mention serpent seed, yet God Himself is the one that first mentioned it. Of course they want to believe that God was talking only about snakes. God would have had very little reason to say what He did in Gen. 3:15, if He had been talking only about snakes.
GOD’S SELECT BREEDING PROGRAM
When we pick up those three sons of Noah on this side of the flood, we see that Shem was the only one that conveyed the revelation of the ONE GOD, JEHOVAH, down through his descendants. From that Shem line came all the patriarchs, all those down through the centuries who walked with God. From the Japheth line came all your Anglo Saxon people. Do you think their minds were upon God? Absolutely not. Go back a few thousand years and study the Anglo Saxon background. Do you know what you will find? Barbarians. They were barbarians, that would cut your head off before you could blink an eye. That is a fact. They were warlike people. From the Shemites, who lived mainly in the Middle East part of the world, and who are referred to as Semetic people came the Syrians, the Assyrians, the Babylonians, and the Chaldeans, out of whom God called Abraham. You talk about select breeding, when God laid His hand upon Abraham, the seed of man was going completely wild, but God is the Master of all genetics, for it is by His law that there even is such a thing. Of course I realize that your great theologians would laugh at this, but I say God was doing some select breeding. Study your Bible. Abraham was married to his own half sister. You know that is the truth. Isaac was married to his own first cousin, Rebekah, and that was God’s choice. You read there in Genesis 24, how old Eliezer, Abraham’s servant, prayed to the Lord God of Abraham, concerning the young woman that he should choose as a wife for Isaac. You will have to agree that God was doing some choice breeding Himself. Why? Because in Abraham, God saw a genetic quality that reached out to call upon God, when just about everything else was running wild. In him was a quality of faith that was fast disappearing from the human race. The Chaldeans, as a race of people, were idol worshipers. They had their idols, and they built temples galore, but Abraham was special. God took him out of that environment, brought him over into the land of the Canaanites, determined to clean up the land, but only would He do so after He had bred up a line of people through Abraham to possess it. From the standpoint of the natural, God chose a poor way to start on such a plan. Abraham was 75 years old and his wife was 65, and barren, when they departed from Haran to go into the land of Canaan. God let that man walk by faith for 25 years, before He opened Sarah’s womb so she could give Him his promised heir. Even then, it was another 40 years before Isaac took Rebekah to be his wife, and all that time Abraham knew that the covenant God had made with him, was to be fulfilled through Isaac and his seed. To make it even worse, it turned out that Rebekah was barren also, and Isaac had to entreat the Lord to do for her, that she might conceive and give him an heir. Rebekah then conceived, and gave birth to twins, Esau and Jacob. By this time Isaac was sixty years old, and Abraham was a hundred and sixty. When those two boys were born, they came into the world struggling. Esau was the firstborn, and according to tradition, should have received the birthright from his father Isaac. But while they were still in Rebekah’s womb, she prayed, and questioned God about all that struggling within her, and the Lord answered, “Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; (another word for womb) and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder (Esau) shall serve the younger.” Naturally one might wonder about such a prophecy. Why was it to be like that, and what kind of situation would it take to break such a tradition of the firstborn being heir of the father? Over in the 9th chapter of Romans, the apostle Paul sheds more light upon the situation than most people get from reading the account in Genesis, chapter 25. In his attempt to clarify who the seed of Abraham are, Paul says, verse 6, “For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel: Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but in Isaac shall thy seed be called. That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God; but the children of the promise are counted for the seed. For this is the word of promise, At this time will I come, and Sarah shall have a son. And not only this; but when Rebekah also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac; (here Paul’s next statement is in parenthesis,) For the children (Jacob and Esau) being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of Him that calleth; It was said unto her, (Rebekah) The elder shall serve the younger. As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.” You see, God knew what kind of spirit old Esau would have in him, even before he was ever born. He knew he would be the kind that would sell his birthright for just one bowl of vegetable soup, so to speak. On the other hand Jacob was the kind of fellow that cherished that birthright, and went to great lengths to get it bestowed upon him. In other words, to get his father’s blessing instead of Esau. You all know the story. Even though Esau swore that Jacob could have it, Isaac still had to be tricked into giving it to the younger of the two. Then when Esau learned that Isaac had blessed Jacob instead of him, that old murder attribute rose up in him. He determined to kill Jacob as soon as their father passed from the scene. (He would not do that, as long as Isaac was still alive.) But Rebekah found out about it, and talked Isaac into sending Jacob to Haran, to her brother’s house, there to take a wife for himself from the daughters of Laban. Here we see God’s plan for breeding up a genetic line still in effect. Jacob married two of his cousins, Leah and Rachel, and from these two wives and their personal maids, Jacob had twelve sons born unto him. Thus Jacob became the progenitor of the twelve tribes of Israel. (The Lord changed his name from Jacob to Israel.) He bred up a genetic race of people that would uphold a true revelation of their Creator. No wonder the world hates them. You will never find those Orthodox Jews holding a council, trying to decide whether God is one or three. They have been scattered all over the face of this earth, through the ages of time, but the orthodox ones have held their one God revelation through it all. Do not worry your head about the fact that they do not yet know who Jesus is; the Bible says God blinded their eyes to it, and He did it to give us Gentiles an opportunity to be included in His great plan. Their day to hear about Jesus Christ their true Messiah, is close at hand. God has regathered those Jews from every nation, and sent them back to the land of their forefathers, back to Israel where two Jewish prophets will one day soon, begin to reveal to them who their true Messiah is. They will not all believe, but enough of them will believe, to fulfill the word of God. The grace age church will be in glory, at the marriage supper with Jesus, while those Jews are being sealed with the Holy Ghost, and the reason we can say that with a voice of authority, is because of a Jewish book that was handed over to Gentiles more than 1900 years ago. This book lets us see what the original seed church was like, and gives specific instructions on how to return to that original. Not everyone can understand those instructions though, for they must be read through the eyes of the Holy Ghost that God gives to those that love Him, and keep His word. The apostle Paul made that real clear in Romans 8:9, where he just plainly said, “Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His.” Natural minds have tried through the ages to explain the contents of this blessed old book, but without the Spirit of Christ in them to reveal it, all they have is a lot of theories. Paul also made that clear in 1st Cor. 2:14, where he said, “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God; for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”
When you start talking about the Holy Ghost in the presence of a lot of folks who profess to be Christians, they get real nervous and frustrated, and try to change the subject. Do you know why? Most of those who are afraid to talk about the Holy Ghost, are a product of Satan’s perverted church. Does that alarm you to hear that? Some of you probably thought that the only churches Satan has, are the ones where their followers openly worship the Devil. I wish that were true, but it isn’t. Satan did the same thing to the original New Testament church, that he did to the original daughter of God in the garden of Eden. He sowed seed to pervert her reproduction. Little by little the qualities of true revelation and righteousness were bred out, and Satan’s perverted qualities were bred into it until it plunged the world into a Dark Age period that lasted for 1000 years, (Satan’s Millennium) and during that time, the church produced no children of God. That does not mean there were no true saints of God during that time, for God has always kept seed alive. It is just that during that time, through His loving mercy, God looked upon those old Catholic saints like He did Noah, in his hour. If their heart was right, God accepted what little they had to offer. (He never requires more from anyone, than what He has enabled them to give.) Noah was called a righteous man in his day, but what did he do when he came out of the ark? Planted a vineyard, made wine and got drunk. Even some of those early reformers who took the lead in the reformation, did not have very high standards. It was John Wesley that first began to preach, that God not only required His people to live by faith, He also required them to live a holy separated life. Nevertheless God used all of those men to restore to the church, something that Satan had stolen from it. He even used those denominational churches that built a fence around their particular restored truth, in order to preserve seed, but He did not stop with them. He moved His true seed right on through those systems, and left them to dry up and die. They still have people in their pews, but their doctrines are those that Satan produced after he perverted God’s original seed church. That is why they get nervous when you talk about the Holy Ghost, they have been taught that only fanatics go that far with their religion. Brothers and sisters: I am glad to be numbered among the fanatics, for I am persuaded that it is that Spirit of life in us, that causes those who are void of that Spirit, to say such things. The natural mind will speak evil of that which it does not understand, but none of that can hurt a true saint. Praise God! I am so thankful to him for bringing me to His glorious truth. If you are not in a revelation of restored truth, the devil does not care how much you go to church, but he will certainly do everything within his power to keep a soul from receiving a true revelation of the word of God. Over 1900 years ago Jesus said to a group of people, “Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” That is still true today. Only revelation truth can set a person free from spiritual bondage, but it is the will of God for every person who has been born again, to have this freedom.
WHAT THE NEW BIRTH IS NOT
We are living in a day when the term, “born again,” is so commonly used, many people do not even bother to question, “What does it mean, to be born again?” Many of them think it happens when they shake the preacher’s hand, and put their name on a membership roll some place. Only God knows for sure who is born again, and who isn’t, but I will tell you one thing about it. A genuine spiritual birth requires a certain process, just like a natural birth does. Many a woman has received the seed of natural life into her womb, carried it for awhile, and then, by her own choice she aborts the fetus before it ever comes to the point of birth. Others, without any premeditation, fall down the steps, or have some other sudden jolt, that causes a miscarriage, but in either case there is no birth as a result of receiving seed into the natural womb. It is the same way with spiritual seed. A lot of people who hear the gospel preached, gladly receive it at the time, but as time goes on, and the momentary excitement wears off, many times the pressures of life, tribulation and persecution because of the word they received, proves to be too much for them to handle. By and by they become offended, the word of God fades from their life, and they are back to their old ways. That is your parallel to a natural miscarriage. No one could deny that such a person received the gospel message, changed their way of life, went to church, and showed all the signs of being a true Christian, but the sad truth of such a case is that there never was a spiritual birth took place. This is what Jesus was setting forth in the parable of the sower that went forth to sow, in the 13th chapter of Matthew. Much of His teaching was done through the use of parables. A parable is where a natural picture is used to portray a spiritual thought. Let us look a little further into this parable of the sower. (Verse 22, “He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.” Now a thing like that, does not just suddenly, and accidentally happen to a person. There has to be some choices made in such cases as this. Therefore spiritually, this is your parallel to an abortion in the natural. The word seed was received when it was heard, and such a person seemingly bears some fruit for a while, (it might even be years) but when too much attention is focused upon things of the world, by and by the word of God is crowded out. Not by accident, but by their own choices. Nevertheless there is never a birth in such cases. Eternal security is a reality only to those who receive seed into good ground. These are they that hear the word and understand it, and by obeying it, they are actually born again by the baptism of the Holy Ghost, and they bear genuine spiritual fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty. This simply shows that not everyone who is born of the Spirit has the same ability, but you can be sure of one thing, they are all 100 percent acceptable to God. You do not graduate from thirtyfold to sixtyfold, and then on to a hundredfold. Whatever you are, that is what you remain to be throughout your whole Christian life. Neither should you be concerned about which you are. Just be sure you do what you know to do, hold a true revelation in your heart, and leave the rest to God.
THE KINGDOM OF GOD NOT SEEN
We read that parable from Mark 4:26-29, earlier, which spoke also, of seed cast into the ground. Here Jesus said the kingdom of God is to be compared to seed that is cast into the ground, and speaks only of harvesting the fruit when it is brought forth. This shows that the kingdom of God is made up only of those that receive seed into good ground. A careful study of the scriptures will reveal that what Jesus referred to as the kingdom of God, Paul and others referred to it as the church. In other words, only those who are actually born of the Spirit by the baptism of the Holy Ghost make up the church that those apostles spoke of, and these are the only ones who make up the kingdom of God. In Luke 17:20, a group of Pharisees came to Jesus and demanded to know when the kingdom of God would come. Naturally what they had in mind was a materialistic kingdom to fulfill something they saw in the scrolls of the Old Testament, but what they asked about was the kingdom of God by the words they chose to use, so Jesus just answered them accordingly. He said to them, “The kingdom of God cometh not with observation.” In other words, the kingdom that is going to come into existence now, is not one that you can see with the natural eye; there is no visible substance to it. Verse 21, “Neither shall they say, Lo here! Or, lo there ! For, behold, THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS WITHIN YOU.” That simply means that a person must have the Spirit of God within them in order to be in the kingdom of God.
FACTS ABOUT SPIRITUAL BIRTH
If we could look back over into the 14th chapter of Romans for just a minute, where Paul is dealing with a spirit that causes Christians to judge each other in observance of certain days, and of eating or abstaining from eating meats, you would hear Paul say, (verse 17) “For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.” Paul just simply goes right to the spiritual root of the whole situation. That is what we were talking about earlier. If a person’s heart is right toward God, that person is acceptable to God, whether he meets all of man’s standards of holiness or not. On the other hand, if your heart is not right, you could keep every man made rule to perfection and still not be acceptable to God. A “Certified Seed” is not determined to be so, just by its outer appearance. I imagine old Nicodemus probably made a real good outward appearance, but Jesus looked at him and said, Nicodemus you must be certified. What He really said was, “Ye must be born again,” but the thought is the same. For the sake of some who may not know, let us just look at this word, certified for a moment. From an agricultural viewpoint, no matter what kind of seed you are dealing with, certified stamped on the label means that they have a recorded record of the parental background of the seed inside the package. Those records are kept somewhere in an agricultural office, and each species has a number assigned to it so that it can be traced at any time. It is the same system basically, that is used in thoroughbred livestock. When you ascertain a certain species to be a thoroughbred, that means that you have parental background records which prove it to be so. Where in livestock you say thoroughbred, in plant life you say certified. You also hear the term purebred which is a more general term used among those who specialize in certain breeds of animals. All of this terminology just simply means that a certain species has come forth from a good parental back ground. Therefore if what you have was produced by the Baptists, or Methodists, or Catholics, or any such like, you cannot wear a certified label, you are not spiritually purebred. There is perverted seed in your background which will cause you to remain earthbound when the true seed (bride of Christ) goes up. Some people seem to have the idea that God will accept just anything that might be called a Christian in this day and hour, but God is the originator of purebred species, and Jesus made it absolutely clear by His parables, that good seed were sown in the earth in the beginning; therefore it is foolish to even think that He would be satisfied with an inferior crop, when He took such pains to sow good seed. This just simply means that only those who have been begotten by the revealed truth of God’s word for their hour can wear a certified label, and God is checking for those labels in this hour. How is He checking? The Holy Ghost is constantly screening every soul. That is what we are endeavoring to show in the message we just finished printing. God’s judgment process is at work among the house of God, (the church) purging it, getting it ready for final inspection. How do you get into the church of the living God? You must be born into it by the Holy Ghost. Naturally every birth is a result of a seed being implanted in a womb that is prepared to receive it, a process that is easily accepted as pertaining to the natural, but a process that many stumble over trying to apply It spiritually. A spiritual birth only takes place when that true seed word of God is implanted in a person’s spirit by the Holy Ghost. Peter summed it up in a very few words in 1st Peter 1:22-23, where he said this, “Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: BEING BORN AGAIN, not of corruptible SEED, but of incorruptible, by the WORD OF GOD, which liveth and abideth for ever.” It was no accident that Peter put emphasis on the fact that it takes incorruptible seed word of God to produce new birth.
WHO IS A HERETIC?
Talking about being born again, and about seed, always brings to my mind how some of my critics accuse me of being a heretic, because I would never accept the idea that God’s original plan was for Adam to speak his children out of the ground. In the first place maybe I should remind them that a heretic is one who departs from established dogma. That idea was never established dogma, and there is no way that you can depart from something that you never accept in the first place. Some have said, Bro. Jackson, why did Bro. Branham say that, if it isn’t true? It was said, so some of these carnal minds would have something to run with. Without the Spirit of God to guide them, they have grabbed a handful of statements made by Bro. Branham, and ran completely away from the Bible. I have always said, God never would have designed Eve as He did, if He had not meant for her to be a mother. Neither would Adam have prophesied to her as he did, if she was never supposed to be a mother of children. (Gen. 2:23-24) “And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.” Brothers and sisters, if Adam had filled the earth with children he had spoken from the earth, that still would not have made Eve a mother. I realize most of you do not need to hear this, but we must keep saying certain things for the benefit of those who have not heard them before. It is just like John 3:16, in a Baptist church; people who have been Baptists for 40 years do not need to hear John 3:16 every Sunday, but it is brought out, for the benefit of some who may never have heard it before. Therefore as long as there are characters running loose, who claim to be preaching Bro. Branham’s message delivered to this age, and what they are actually preaching is error, I must continue to combat that error with truth revealed from the Bible, even it if means repeating certain things over and over again. God did not call me to fight with individuals, He only commissioned me to hold up Bible truth for hungry souls who are seeking such truth to feed upon. That does not mean that these certain preachers do not fight me. They do. They try to run before me and warn people to stay away from that crazy Raymond Jackson. They tell everywhere they go, that I do not preach what Bro. Branham preached. They resent the fact that I refuse to stand before people and read statements from Spoke Word publications of Bro. Branham’s sermons. Saints, if there ever comes a time when God does not give me anything to preach, and all that is left to do is quote what Bro. Branham said, you will see my face up here no more. There are too many of that kind of preachers already. I hope you are understanding me. I feel that God has either called me to preach His word from His book (the Bible) or He has not called me at all. The reason they think I am crazy, is because I teach some things from the word of God, that Bro. Branham never did deal with in a message, and since they do not have any revelation themselves, they speak evil of that which they do not understand. They would have thought also that the apostle Paul had gone crazy if they could have stood in his day, and heard some of the things he preached. Any time a true revelation comes from God to set the record straight on something, from a scriptural standpoint, it is always contrary to the thinking of natural minds. That is why the Bible says, these things are hid from the wise and prudent, but revealed unto babes such as will learn. You just simply do not receive revelation from the scriptures with your great education, no matter how smart you are.
EFFECTS OF PERVERSION
All of you heard me say earlier, that Eve was perfect in her physical makeup. She had every organ, every physical factor about her, to be a mother. This in itself lets me know, that just merely speaking life out of the ground was not even in the picture. I hope you sisters will realize that I am not meaning to be vulgar, but only trying to clarify something. If Eve had not been designed by the Creator, to conceive seed, (which is a gene, the germ of life itself) she could have had sex relations without ever becoming pregnant. Tell me this. Why is it that some women live with their husband all their married life, without ever becoming pregnant? Is it because she has been denied certain organs? Not at all. It is just simply, that certain organs are not functioning properly, either with her, or him. Therefore just knowing that the original woman was designed to receive seed and produce life from this relationship, should be enough to settle anyone’s mind on the fact that this was God’s intended way for humanity to fill the earth. Then if you need more proof, just take note of His animal kingdom. They do not have sex for pleasure. They have sex relations strictly for the purpose of bearing offspring. They continue to do just what they were created like that, to do. The human family of God would have done likewise, if Satan had not been allowed to use the serpent to get hold of Eve, and teach her that sex relations could be pleasurable, and that she did not have to wait until her certain period in order to partake of such. She learned this from the serpent, that at that time stood at the head of God’s animal family, and was more like a man, than any of the other animals, and was probably given to Adam and Eve as servants, both he and his mate. What took place there in the garden of Eden was the first perverted sex act for pleasure in the history of mankind. It was perversion in two ways; first because a daughter of God was having this relationship with one of the animals instead of her husband, and secondly, because it was for pleasure, rather than for God’s original purpose for them to produce offspring and replenish the earth. God was very specific about everything coming forth of its kind, when He created the animal family, the fowls of the air, and the fish of the sea, and also when He created man after His very own image. God created in Adam and Eve, exactly what He wanted His earthly, human family to be like. He then told them to be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth. Their environment was perfect, therefore if they had followed God’s instructions, the earth would have been filled with other sons and daughters of God that would have been just as perfect in every way, as they were. There would have been nothing present to downbreed them. That is the kind of family God wanted upon the earth, yet when Eve finally gave in to the serpent’s seducing efforts, to have sex with him for pleasure, it was also her fertile period, the time she should have had this relationship with Adam strictly for reproduction; therefore she conceived seed from the serpent, and went straight to Adam with her good news, (that they could partake of this act for pleasure) and when she convinced him to partake, she also conceived seed from him. As I said earlier, it is rare, but it has happened a few times since then, that a woman has had a dual conception by two different men. Eve gave birth to Cain and Abel from that dual conception, but Cain was not a reproduction of God’s son Adam. He was half animal. No matter what Cain did, he could never reproduce himself and bring a son of God into the world. He had those animal attributes in his genes, and every one of his offspring would have them also, therefore instead of filling the earth with sons of God, he and his descendants were filling the earth with their kind, and Satan was using them for every kind of perversion, and every evil idea that he could come up with, getting them ready for his next attack against the plan and purpose of God. That was what took place in the 6th chapter of Genesis, that we have already covered. After Cain killed Abel, Adam and Eve had Seth born unto them, and unto him and his wife, and so on down the line, were born sons and daughters of God. The only difference was, they had death in them, that would not have been there under God’s original plan of reproduction. They worshiped God, and God received their worship, right on down until after they started marrying those wicked daughters of Cain, which little by little led them away from God. Then, from those marriages, came forth children that had genes from that original serpent in them. On top of that, they had in their genes from that Cain side, all the attributes to murder, lie, cheat, steal, and in every way be corrupt and perverted. From those, if any of them had attributes that balanced out on the good side, and they called upon God, He would hear them. Such was the case with Noah. There were no purebred sons of God upon the earth when that flood hit, but there was one who had attributes that weighed out on the good side, for the scriptures tell us that Noah walked with God. All the rest of that great sea of humanity that was destroyed were like these people who you see going in and out of this X rated movie theater down the road here. They go in there to feed that perverted spirit within them, with something produced by that same spirit that is in them. What they see in those places is a perversion of something God created to be holy and pure. Surely none of you think they go in there to learn how to eat apples that can make them wise, and cause them to be like gods. We all know better than that. They have an inherited nature that gives them a desire to participate in perverted sex, one way or another.
TAKE THE GOOD – LEAVE THE BAD
Now, most of the people who go to X rated establishments would not commit murder; and a lot of them would not steal nor physically harm anyone else, but there lies within their genetic structure, the attributes to do all of this, and anything else that the devil himself would do. Take Noah for instance; even though he walked with God, there was within his genes every fallen attribute that Satan had bred up in those generations before him. Everything you have taking place in this very generation, was carried across the flood in the genes of those three sons of Noah and their wives. If God did not do something to halt it, before too many more generations the whole earth would be completely filled with nothing but Satanic violence and perversion. We do have the assurance that God will not allow that to happen again, for even though Jesus taught that conditions would be the same as they were in the days of Noah, and of Lot, before He comes to rapture His bride, and even then, though time itself goes on for another 7 years, before He comes back taking vengeance upon ungodly mankind, there will still be an element of decent moral people left alive from every nation, that will be allowed to pass into the Millennium to repopulate the earth. From this very element of people the earth will be filled with natural humans who will never taste of death, nor rebel against God. A great multitude of those born during the Millennium will side with the devil when he is loosed for a little season to try them, but God will destroy all of them, and finish cleansing the earth of all traces of Adam’s sin. Then, and only then, will God have the human family upon earth, that He commissioned Adam and Eve to fill the earth with. Therefore as we again look to our plant life parallel to make the point real to you, remember what we said about the corn. You pollinate this row over here, with pollination from this row over here, and when harvest time comes, you take the good row, and leave the other. That is exactly what God has been doing spiritually with the preaching of the gospel, breeding up a spiritual seed. One day soon Jesus will come, gather the good, and leave the bad. Then in the Millennium, the whole process is completed. While Satan is bound for one thousand years, natural humanity is being bred up, thinning out those fallen attributes, until, by the end of one thousand years of such select breeding, the human race finally produces God a natural family upon earth. He then, just turns the devil loose to sort the bad out for Him. Once they are sorted out and gathered together against God and His true people, God drops fire from heaven to devour them, leaving only those who will live throughout eternity with Him. It is a glorious thing that God is doing, if you have the spiritual perception to understand it, but those who look only through carnal vision, have little to rejoice about in a day such as this. On the surface it actually looks like Satan has won the battle against God, but spiritual vision gives one occasion to rejoice and magnify God. Praise His wonderful name! Hallelujah! I love him. He picked me up out of a life of sin before I ever started looking for Him. You hear people say, I found God, or, I searched everywhere for God until such and such. Saints, when you really learn the truth about the whole process, you know that it was God Himself, that made the first move toward our personal redemption.
SATAN’S STATISTICS LOOK GOOD
Thinking about man’s downward route from the garden of Eden, and how God, at various times, this side of the flood, has demonstrated His power, His presence, His love and mercy, it makes you wonder how we could have atheists in our day, when there were no atheists in the days of Noah. This is a characteristic of the end time. This is one of the last Satanic schemes ever to be introduced upon the earth. Satan himself is not an atheist; that is one thing he could never be. You cannot be an adversary of someone you do not believe even exists. He knows who created him. He also knows who threw him out of heaven, and why. It was because he tried to exalt himself above his creator. Yet he has found an element of mankind that would believe his lie, when he whispered into their ear, that there is no God, no supernatural deity. They may be atheists now, but they will certainly not be atheists when they are cast into hell. Satan who knows what is written in the Bible, (knows that he is soon to be chained up, and cast into the bottomless pit for one thousand years) is trying his best to fill the earth with a generation that even doubts the very existence of God. Naturally he will not succeed, but his statistics are bound to look real encouraging to him in our generation. Men certainly know a lot more about science than they do about God; that is sure. Just think about it for a moment. Those three sons of Noah went into that ark with the same revelation their daddy had, yet one hundred years later, from their loins had come a great multitude of people who had forgotten that their progenitor had been in a boat, because he believed the word of God. That shows that those attributes of Satan had carried right on across the flood in those souls that were saved from destruction, for they were worshiping all kinds of deities, building their own idols and pagan temples, and running wild. It was somewhere around 300 years beyond the flood when Abraham was born, and another 75 years before he departed out of Haran to go into Canaan, so we can only imagine how pagan, evil and corrupt mankind was by the time God started dealing with him. God let Satan have another 400 years of downbreeding mankind, before He ever started His select breeding process through Abraham and Sarah and their offspring. That race of people are the only ones upon the face of the earth that has a pedigree in the Bible. Show me your pedigree. About as far back as anyone can go, tracing their family tree, is about the 16th century. They can trace theirs back 1900 years before Christ was born in Bethlehem. No wonder God said to them, ye are a peculiar nation. (Later, that peculiar people term was applied to the church.) The Jews have always been a peculiar people, everywhere they have ever been. Their whole nature is different than other people. Their outlook on life is different also. God meant it to be like that. He was select breeding a race of people, through which He would counterattack that serpent seed that had been running wild for centuries. As we said earlier, any seed left to grow wild, will downbreed itself.
ABRAHAM, A BLESSING
God saw in the hereditary structure of Abraham, character, moral standards, and a quality of revelation that needed only to be sharpened up a little. That is why He called him, saying, “Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will show thee. And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee: and curse them that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.” No wonder those old patriarchs used to pray (using the term) to the God of our fathers’, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. That was their way of distinguishing between the only true God, that had certainly kept his promise to their father Abraham, and all the other gods that heathen people worshiped. He made of him a great nation. He made his name great, Abraham has been a blessing to multitudes of people, so there is no reason to doubt the rest of what God promised him, and there is no reason to believe that promise is not still in effect. What is it? “I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee.” I do not know how you as an individual, feel about this, but as for me, I would certainly hate to be found taking a stand against Israel, no matter what they do. Furthermore, a little nation of people like that, can only do what God allows and enables them to do in the first place. The truth of the matter is, they still do not have all of the land back in their possession, that God gave to their father Abraham, therefore, something has to take place very soon now, that will put the rest of their inheritance back under their control. I am only telling you what I know from the Bible. There are a number of prophecies in the Bible that cannot be fulfilled until they are in control of the temple ground, for one thing. Most of the world is against them, and a lot of their enemies are so full of hatred toward them, they would enjoy seeing another Hitler slaughtering them, but I pray that each of you, as children of God, have a true revelation of their place in the heart of God. I will say also, If you have any revelation at all, of the things of God, you owe it to that nation of people. After Abraham’s seed became a great multitude of people, God gave them a law, to govern them and keep their bloodline pure and their one God revelation pure, for they were to reflect his glorious truth to the nations of the world. How would they do that? Through that Son of Abraham that was to be a blessing to all families of the earth, Jesus, the Christ. Gentiles had always been wild seed; their nature was like a wild crab apple tree. That does not mean that our ancestors were atheists; they had more gods than they knew what to do with, and they were forever coming up with new gods. That is because they were under Satan’s control. The children of Israel were affected by these strange gods from time to time, but through it all, they always emerged, at least an element of them, with a one God revelation still in tact.
WHAT MARY REALLY CONCEIVED
There were 42 generations between Abraham and that promised seed that was to bless all families of the earth, He which was also the seed of the woman that would bruise the head of the serpent. But during those generations, after God began to deal with them as a nation of people, He foreshadowed that promised seed through many types and shadows. This seed of Abraham was God’s way of bringing in another pure original seed. Not for the purpose of starting another pure genetic bloodline, but to alter the course of that which was in existence already. How did God choose to bring this one on the scene? How many of you here in Faith Assembly, really do know by revelation, what transpired in the life of that young virgin girl that mothered Jesus? It actually involved another creative act upon the part of God, and God creates by His own spoken word, but what He did here, was a far cry from just speaking life from the ground. I just want to inject a thought right here, to go with what we have already said about this. If God’s original plan had been for Adam to speak his children from the ground, then the Creator Himself would have used that method to bring man’s undefiled Redeemer on the scene. But what did God do? He sent an angel to communicate with the young virgin, Mary. After greeting her, Gabriel said, “Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favor with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great. And shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto Him the throne of His father David. And He shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of His kingdom there shall be no end. Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?” She was not doubting his word, she was just trying to find out how God was going to do this thing that would be completely contrary to nature, and absolutely the first, and I might add, the only time such a thing would ever take place. Gabriel answered her, “The Holy Ghost (Not the third person of a trinity, but the very God of all creation which is a Spirit, and which is holy) shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.” Now we said earlier that God finished all of His creation in six creative days, and rested on the seventh. And has not had to create since then, because He set a law of reproduction in effect with every living thing. That is true. He allows Himself one creative act, and then it becomes a law. The only exception to that is evidenced here in the birth of Jesus. When Satan is allowed to pervert that law of God, then God allows Himself another creative act to alter, or change the course. What did He create? He created, by His spoken word, the very seed of life in the womb of this young virgin. What she was carrying in her womb was the very life of God, implanted there by an act of creation, so all she has to furnish was nutrients to that little fetus within her womb. Though He was called a Jew, because of Joseph and Mary, He was in reality, neither Jew, nor Gentile. His genes were created; otherwise He would not have been sinless. Now Saints: God was not experimenting; He knew what Mary would give birth to through a normal process of birth. All of this was already in His great mind before He ever created Adam. Now that should be absolutely clear to everyone, why Jesus was called the Son of God. Any boy that has ever been born from the womb of a woman, is the son of whoever furnished the life of its genes, if that is the proper way to say it. In other words, heredity is in the genetics. Therefore Jesus was the Son of God, and God that created His life in Mary’s womb, is a Spirit, not another person of a triune Godhead. He (Jesus) was the only little baby ever born into the world, that did not have death in it already, before it was ever born. Every potentiality of every living soul is lying right with its genes, before it ever comes forth from its mothers womb. That being the case, what can we say about the life that was in Jesus. It was the life of the very Creator Himself; that is why we say He was God, incarnated in flesh. In that body of clay was the very life of all creation. Is it any wonder then, that He could change water into wine, feed more than 5000 people with 5 little loaves of bread, and two little fish? It wouldn’t have been any different, if there had been 50,000 people there that day. He was God. He had no limits on what He could do. There are always some who have the question, What is the difference between God in us, and God in Jesus Christ? I am sure most of you understand that by now, but to get it in the message, let me go ahead. God is in grace age believers by the indwelling presence of His Spirit, but that does not affect our genes. We still have those fallen attributes, but the indwelling presence of the Spirit of God enables us to produce fruit of righteousness, instead of the works of the flesh which are contrary to the nature of God. But with Jesus, everything about His makeup was that of God, He was an original seed, pure, holy, untouched and undefiled by sin. Not only was His Spirit pure; His physical makeup was too. He was the almighty God, robed in flesh, and even the flesh was pure and untouched by sin. The only comparison we have is all the way back to the garden of Eden before sin ever entered the picture. There, walked in the garden, a man, in the beauty of physical masculinity. He was the very original of perfect manhood. That man never would have needed false teeth. He never would have been bald. Neither would he have ever walked with a cane, nor worn eye glasses. He was perfect in every respect. He had all the qualities of God, his Creator. There stood by his side, a woman, his wife, after God separated her from her husband, who at first was both masculine and feminine. This woman was perfect also, and she knew exactly why she was there. She did not have to ask Adam, Where did I come from? She was not trying to find herself, as you hear from a lot of young people in our day. She was the very pattern of beauty. There is no reason to believe there has ever been a woman on earth any more beautiful than she was. They were both originals, though Eve was taken from Adam. They both had a will whereby they could either obey the voice of God or disobey, which ever they chose to do. Jesus also had a will, but by His very own words, He said, I do only what the Father shows me to do. The first Adam exercised his will, and disobeyed God. The second Adam exercised His will, and completely obeyed the Father in everything He did. His every decision was in complete harmony with the very plan and purpose of God. From the standpoint of the natural, this obedient Son of God had a father and mother to whom He gave proper respect, but He was always mindful of being about the things for which He took upon Himself this robe of flesh. Even when He (Jesus) was just twelve years old, He stayed in Jerusalem, speaking with the doctors of the law of Moses, after Mary and Joseph had left, to return home, and when they finally returned, and found Him there, Mary began to say, Son, why have you done this? Your father and I have been worried about you. He simply answered, How is it that ye sought me? Did you not know that I must be about my Father’s business? Now, Mary and Joseph did not understand what He meant, but Luke said that His mother kept all those sayings in her heart. Maybe no one else knew who He was, or what His purpose in life would be, but His answer to Mary certainly proved that He knew something more than the average twelve year old boy. Just like Paul said, He was another Adam; but his Adam was upon earth for a different purpose than the first one. This one came to straighten up the mess that the first Adam got the human race into. They were both original seed, but the first Adam started out his life, a full grown adult, while the second man, Adam, started out as a newborn babe in a manger, in a smelly old stable. The first was to repopulate the earth with sons and daughters of God. But the second came with the purpose and responsibility of redeeming all that the first, let the devil take away from him. Now we all know, that when you redeem something, you are required to pay some kind of a price for that redemption. We will close part one of this message by just simply reminding you, that Jesus Christ the second Adam, paid the price of your redemption with His own blood. That is what caused the apostle Paul to write, in Romans, 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” If you have eternal life abiding in you, it truly is a gift of God. There is no possible way for a man to merit it. Let us notice what Paul wrote to the Corinthians, in his first Epistle, (6:19-20) then we will hold the rest of our remarks until our next issue. “What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and YE ARE NOT YOUR OWN? For ye are bought with a price; (the blood of Jesus Christ, that was spilled at Calvary) therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” Both our body and our spirit belong to God. Therefore let us strive earnestly to be led of Him in these last days for as children of God we have no right to be self-willed, lest we fall after Cain’s example. Let every “CERTIFIED SEED” conduct themselves as such. Amen.Click here to download a copy of this Contender