I appreciate Bro. Charles minding the Lord tonight in the prophecy, and I also appreciate Sis. Rachel concerning what she said. I stand behind them, because I stand behind the Word of God, and lift it up. I have been asked to explain something here concerning St. John the 14th chapter. It seems like some are a little confused about this. “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.” (I read that this morning for my message’s sake.) In my Father’s house are many mansions.” (We are not looking at buildings. Does not the Bible say that we are the temple of God? This is talking about the new Jerusalem. That is what it is talking about. The new Jerusalem is built up of saints of God, with Jesus Christ, and God Himself is the head of this and being the temple in that, as we read in Revelation 21. There is no temple there because the Father and the Son are the temple thereof. God, as the Holy Ghost does dwell in all of His true children, so that makes us temples of God. So in looking at this tonight, heaven is not going to be made up of gold plated mansions. You are that mansion. You are that one because your faith has been tried as gold is. I want you to understand that tonight. “I go to prepare a place for you.” He did that at Calvary. He prepared that place for all that would ever accept it. He is not going to work on something else. The only thing He has done is, and is doing, is sit in a place making intercession for us, which was needed. He has been interceding for us and for the saints through time, not just here at the end time. The one that saw every sparrow that fell, as Jesus explained, that He knew every sparrow and He knew every hair that fell from your head. Everything is already preplanned. Every heartbeat that you will ever have is already planned. God is not lacking in anything. He is not lacking in knowledge, or understanding, and He has His mind on you and I. That is His heritage. As you see in 1st Corinthians, the 2nd chapter, you see that God is our heritage, just like we were plants of grain, He is the one that is over us. I wanted to explain that tonight a little bit. I have to say tonight, that I agreed with the prophecies that have come forth. When I started the message this morning, and I mentioned what I did, saying, I don’t want to go too far with this, because I felt checked on it, not to go too far, because Bro. Branham was the end time messenger, here in the Laodicean age. He was the one God ordained for that. It was his message that brought me out of the Methodist church. It was the message God gave him, because; when I heard the church ages, as he went over that, and then in the seals, when he said, come out of her my people, that spoke to me. I knew I had to come out, and I did. When you look at things like that, there are many people that have had to break away from family. I did not leave my family in a big turmoil, even though they did not agree with me. The thing about it is, I did not let their disagreement keep me from eobeying the scripture that was made so real to me. I knew I had to do what the Word of God told me to do; even though I had two brothers that were Methodist preachers. I left the Methodist church where I was at that time; they more or less told me to leave. But there was not any except for Bro. David Bean that was going to the Methodist church and he was a small boy at that time, maybe six years old. It was his mom, and Taylor and Ara Kapps, when I was baptized and made a stand for truth, and they made a stand for truth. As long as they lived, they stood for it. They had opposition. We have all got some kind of circumstance that we have to go through. God did not promise it would be like eating a bowl cherries and all that, for us in the natural sense. However in the spiritual sense, everything is promised to us. He said, though people sometimes feel that way, I will never leave you or forsake you. So He is always there to see us through whatever we are facing. Every once in awhile He will manifest that, to show us, I was there all the time. I appreciate that. I appreciate the Word of God, because it is a comfort to us every day. It is also a shield. When the fiery darts come after us, then we have something to look to: We look to the Word of God. I appreciate God more than words can express. I appreciate His Word, because it is a light to my pathway and it is a lamp to my feet. As I look at this message, I know I cannot compromise in any way. While walking around before service, there were many people that told me how much they appreciated this morning’s service. I know I did not do it to be complimented: I did it because of truth, I will say though; I do appreciate your appreciation, and give all glory and Honor to our great God. Do not ever think though, that I don’t care for you, I do, because I could sit down myself and let people believe what they wanted to, but that would not change me. I would still believe and abide by what God has shown to me When I see the attack that is coming against the assembly, the attack which has already begun, and see what it can do, then I have a voice and I had to use it. According to what Paul said in 2nd Timothy, chapter 4; there was correction. He said to Timothy; preach the Word: don’t just preach somebody’s ideas: preach the Word; be instant in season and out of season. That is not talking about winter, summer, fall and spring. A lot of countries do not even have that kind of seasons. That is absolutely talking about being ready at all times, to give an answer to them that need the answer. That is what I have tried to do in this message: give an answer; not just sit back and wait, thinking it will all blow over in a little while. The devil and his tactics will not just blow over: you have to expose him and expose his evil work; that which he is doing in trying to harm the saints of God. That is what his aim is. That is why you must have the armor on at all times, from your head, down to the bottom of your feet. You must also have a sword ready to use at all times, knowing that your shield of faith will knock off the fiery darts of the enemy. The sword is for defense. I do not say these things to be a smart aleck. Neither do I say these things to be a know-it-all. But there are a few things I do know for sure. I had a brother tell me this morning, that he grew up in the Jesus only belief. Then he said; but I accept this teaching one hundred percent. He did not have to say that. He could have let something linger in his heart, but he did not do that. We have a decision in this life that we have to make. A lot of the decisions we make goes against this flesh. It would be easier to let it go, for some, but not to me, because I have a responsibility. When I say that, and when I think about it, I am just a little bitty nobody in my own eyes. I do not say that to be humble, because I see a lot of people better than I am. There are people I envy, I am not jealous of them, but I am envious. I know Bro. Branham said one time, a man can never match up with a godly sister, because God has created in that woman something to attain to. A godly woman will stand for truth. A godly man will too. Tonight, I want to go to 2nd John for a few minutes, and then we will go to Jude. John has been made out for people to think he was just a little man that said love one another. He did, he said love is of God, but he also corrected when needed. Verses 7 thru 11. “For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward. Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed.” That was exactly the prophecy tonight, exactly. “For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker ftlineof his evil deeds.” Jude has just one chapter, but it is powerful. “Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, (This is the testimony of all these men. Every one of them were believing the same.) and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called: Mercy unto you, and peace and love, be multiplied. Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.” Right there is that word; contend, which was the starting of the Contender. “For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation; ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.” Denying the only Lord God. There never was two. He did not go from one state of being to another. When God met Abraham, that was in angelic form. No man has seen God at any time, but he knew that this was a representative of God Himself, because there was something in His makeup that let Abraham discern Him to be so. When He walked away from Abraham, after He had eaten the lamb and bread, and drank the wine with Abraham, He then went away, never to appear like that again. That was not Jesus: that was God appearing to Abraham in that angelic form, to show him what He was going to do, and in that form, Abraham recognized Him as being God, but when He walked away from Abraham, the body was gone. However He did eat what Abraham prepared for Him. He ate bread. God is a Creator, He can do anything inside His Word. He does not do anything outside of His Word. I read this morning; where it said that God has not been seen. It was the form that God appeared in to strengthen Abraham, because he did not have any Bible to learn from. All he had was a promise, and that was enough for him. That is enough for us tonight as we look into His Word. All Abraham had was a promise, but when God promises you something; you just as well claim it; like some say, you cn take it to the bank. He promised, that in the last days His Word would be fulfilled, and He said in Mark chapter 16, these signs shall follow them that believe. Read it! He will even take away headaches when we trust Him to do so. He will also take away heartaches. These signs shall follow them that believe: in my name, Jesus said, they shall cast out devils. Because that is the name that God placed upon Him at the beginning, Jesus. It did not say call Him Jesus Christ, He became the Christ when the Holy Ghost came into Him. That is not His second name. That is who He was; Jesus the anointed One. That is who He still is today, with that anointing. “I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, (He said you once knew it.) how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.” They followed Moses. Every one of them put the blood on the doorpost. If they did not, they were dead. They followed him out. They saw the miracles. They crossed the Red Sea. But then unbelief hit the camp. It wound up that God said the men twenty years old and upward will never make it to the promised land. He gave them forty years for that generation to die out. Only Joshua and Caleb made it out and made it over because they brought back a good report when they went over to spy out the land. I want to bring a good report in this hour. So do my brothers. So do you. You want to bring a good report. You cannot believe that Jesus is God and bring a good report. “And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, (He is talking about the fallen angels, back before the present creation ever came into effect, back when Satan had his fall.) he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.” Bro. Jackson believed there were certain places on this earth where those angels fell, that is desert today: It grows nothing. But God is going to claim it back. He is Creator. He is going to put a little rain there. The seed is already there. I remember, maybe ten years ago, it rained on the Mojave Desert out west. Flowers came up and bloomed everywhere. It was beautiful. They had been laying there for centuries of time. It just took rain. Here in this end time, we have come to this end time, God saw we needed rain in this end time. There will be a day when it will be neither dark nor light, but at evening time it shall be light. He said there will be light. We are here. This may not have anything to do with that, but it was in the Israeli paper where Netanyahu made a great speech this week. He sure did. Even the News people said it made Obama look like a little boy. But in the Israeli News that I read, if Netanyahu gets back in there, he is going to make a Palestinian state. He is waiting until he gets back in there. I can see the scripture. He is going to give away Judah. That is going to fulfill scripture because it has got to be Judah. You see in the 12th chapter of Zechariah, when they began to mess with Judah, they are messing with God’s promise. They are going to uproot the Jews: That, is what they said, uproot the Jews out of there and then the ones that stay will be under Palestinian rule. Politicians! When can you believe them? “Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.” What about it? This is a warning. I want to go to Galatians, chapter 1. “Paul, an apostle, not of men, (We have men placing men in the ministry now. It better be something more than somebody’s feeling that you are to preach. In something like this, it must be God directly speaking to you. It cannot be a man calling you.) neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised Him from the dead.” Who raised Him from the dead? Who? God the Father. “And all the brethren which are with me, unto the churches of Galatia: Grace be to you and peace from God the Father.” Why did he not just say Jesus Christ? I am saying this so somebody out there will get it in their ears, that this is the gospel. Do not listen to anybody that is telling you any other thing. Get away from them! Don’t even associate with them, unless they can change, and get on their knees somewhere and repent before God. That is the only way out of your wrong belief. “Who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father: To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” We needed a way out. God sent us a way out. He sent His only begotten Son to make a way out. We had no other recourse. Mortal men had a law, the Jews had a law, but they did not have a Saviour. “I marvel that ye are so soon removed from Him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel.” That which is not really another; because there is only one true gospel. Without that gospel, you have no other recourse. I know what I am saying is kind of hard for some, but I want it to get into somebody’s ears today. If you are here, and you have let this thing settle in on you, get away from it! “Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, (Oh, I saw an angel, and that angel told me different, that angel was from heaven. The devil is out there in the heavenly places still yet. He will be cast down in the last half of the week, but for now; he is still pretending to be an angel of light and able to fool some who are not grounded in truth. Paul did not hesitate in saying: Though we or an angel from heaven…) preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.” Paul did not hold back to spare anyone’s feelings. He repeated it saying, “As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. For do I now persuade men, or God? (Paul knew what he was talking about, because of the Holy Ghost he had received, after he saw the light that blinded him. He did not receive the Holy Ghost when he saw the light come down. He said, who are you Lord. He said, I am Jesus whom you persecute. He did not have the Holy Ghost yet. It was Ananias, that came to him that he might be baptized, receive his sight and receive the Holy Ghost. Do I now persuade men, or God?) or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.” Be sure you get that. This is where the trouble starts; when those who do not have the Holy Ghost try to preach the Gospel. Do you want me to stand here trying to please human flesh, or do you want to hear the truth? Do you want these other ministering brothers to please flesh or preach the truth? I don’t see any compromise in them. I don’t see any arrogance in them either: They just love truth, like you love truth. Galatians 4:4, says, “But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth His Son, (Who did He send? I want you to stay with me in these things. Read them to yourself. Make sure you see it the right way. God sent forth His Son…) made of a woman, (God was not made of a woman. When Mary touched the face of Jesus, she was not touching the face of God: she was touching the face of God’s only begotten Son.) made under the law; To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.” Isn’t that what you are waiting for? The adoption of sons. “And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.” There are times we do cry out, O heavenly Father. “Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.” See? That is through the life that He gave. Like I said, when He prayed there on the cross and said, it is finished, who was He praying to? On the cross, who was He crying out to? My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me? That was that human in him crying out, why have you forsaken me. I assure you, God never had a spear stuck in His side. He never had nails in His hands or feet. When I say I’m sorry, I don’t mean that I am sorry He did not; I mean I am sorry you cannot see it the right way. Let us go to Ephesians 1. “Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, (Is that difficult? If you cannot understand that, why do you even read a Bible?) who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as He hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, (He knew it would take a Savior in order to have someone to worship Him by choice. It is my privilege to worship God, the great Creator, through Jesus Christ.) that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will.” Go to verse 15, “Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him.” How could you sit under the ministry of Bro. Jackson and come down to this end time ministry, and sit here with those thoughts in your heart? It is a mystery, how any one could do so. When a certain time comes, whatever we believe has got to boil over just like an old tea kettle. The thing whistles as loud as it can. “The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of His calling, and what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of His power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of His mighty power, Which He wrought in Christ, (Who wrought it in Him? God) when He raised Him from the dead, (Some people do not only need to get eye salve on their eyes, they need to get the ear wax out of their ears.) and sat Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places.” How can that be so, without there being two minds there? God’s right hand is power. “Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: And hath put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be the head over all things to the Church.” Not the head of all things of this world, the head of all things to the Church, just like the Bible talks about Jesus is the new creation. “Which is His body, the fulness of Him that filleth all in all.” We must be filled with all, in all. I want to go back to 1st Corinthians 15:20. “But now is Christ risen from the dead, (Who raised Him? I just read it.) and became the firstfruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. (He is talking about Christ and Adam.) For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the first fruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at His coming. (He is talking about Bride saints.) Then cometh the end, when He shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; (Can you not see? They do not leave anything out. It is all a picture of purpose, to get us to see, and they go into the deep things of God. Preachers today cannot preach that kind of message; because they do not have a revelation of it.) when He shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign, till He hath put all enemies under His feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. For He hath put all things under His feet. But when He saith all things are put under Him, it is manifest that He is excepted, which did put all things under Him.” God put all things under Christ Jesus. This next verse will answer that. “And when all things shall be subdued unto Him, then shall the Son also Himself be subject unto Him that put all things under Him, (God put all things under His Son Jesus the Christ, until all enemies are conquered.) that God may be all in all.” When the millennium is over, then the Father takes the kingdom, and Jesus Christ, according to the message of Bro. Jackson and his revelation of Romans 8:17. And 1st Corinthians 15:28. In Romans, you will find that we are heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ Jesus. Why would he put it that way? Heirs of God, and joints heirs with Christ. We find in the 2nd chapter of the book of Hebrews, that we are referred to as His brethren. He will be the head of the family. That is what this is talking about. “And when all things shall be subdued unto Him, then shall the Son also Himself be subject unto Him that put all things under Him, that God may be all in all.” It goes back to the Father, the entire creation, because there are no more people to be saved. Redemption is over. Redemption is over for Gentiles when the Bride is raptured. Then the Jews are being brought in because they recognize who it was that was to be their Messiah. Bro. Branham was talking to a Jewish rabbi; he wanted to say some things to him, and he said to Bro Branham; you Gentiles are heathen, because you split God up into three gods. As Bro. Branham talked on with him, he asked him, who will the Messiah be? The rabbi said, He will be God. Bro. Branham said, that is right. That was a statement of Bro. Branham, after Bro. Branham having come out of Pentecost, which are the ones that believe Jesus Christ is God. Well I am preaching this message to prove by the Word of God, that Jesus Christ is not God; but the Son of God. The Jews know there is One God. Bro. Branham knew there was One God, because you have to recognize the Father and you have to recognize the Son. The Son cannot be the Father, and the Father cannot be the Son. There are people in this message, which have heard what I have said here this morning and tonight, that would be ready to crucify me. That is the truth. I am not sorry I said what I have, but I am sorry that you feel that way. If you go along with this, and you keep fooling around with the Branham movement; you are headed the way they have gone. That is going to take you so far away from God that you will be believing that Bro. Branham was God, just like they do. My fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. I cannot change that, and I will not change it, regardless of what some of them may come up with. Some may say, but what if you’re wrong? I’m not wrong, and I am linenot being arrogant about that! I am not trying to make myself anything by saying that: I just know I am right. I respect what Brother Branham’s calling was: He was a prophet of God. He was a messenger to this age. I have no doubt about that. I believe that is enough for now. I do hope I am making this clear to true believers. I still have one more Sunday on this; the Lord willing. May He bless you who love His Word. I will say this; if any of you do not believe what I am saying, you do not have to be here. If what I am saying does not help you; there is no reason for you to sit here. I love my brothers and sisters that are born again and filled with His Spirit. They are the ones that love and live by His Word
JESUS IS NOT GOD
I want to read something from the oneness belief. Bro. Bradbury gave me this, so see how far off I was in reading what I did last Sunday. There are sixty questions here, I believe it is sixty or sixty two, questions and answers. I am just going to read part of them. I will read the whole sentence, but just part of what I have. “Where was God the Father while Jesus was on earth? The Father was in Christ, John 14:10, 2nd Corinthians 5:19. He was also in heaven, for God is omnipotent. Does the Bible say that Jesus is the Almighty? Yes. (Please remember, I am reading this: It is certainly not what I believe.) If Jesus is the first and last, why did God say in Isaiah 46:6 that He was the first and last? Because Jesus is the God of the Old Testament incarnate. Could Jesus have been on earth and in heaven at the same time? Yes. How could the church belong to Jesus, and yet the church be of God? Because Jesus is God in the flesh. Why was Jesus able to walk upon the Sea of Galilee? Because He is God the Creator. Is God the only one who can forgive sin? Yes. Why then could Jesus forgive sin? Because He is God the Saviour. Is Jesus the true God? Yes. (Again I will say, this is not my belief.) When Stephen was dying, did he call God Jesus? Yes. (I will read one more, which is the last one.) The Bible says that Jesus is coming back with all His saints and also that Jesus is coming back with all His saints, 1st Thess. 3:13. Are there two coming back? No, only one is coming back, our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ.” This is the oneness belief, but it is sure not my belief. I am going to spend my time this morning in Revelation. I will start in chapter 1. “The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto Him, (Isn’t that pretty plain?) To show unto His servants things which must shortly come to pass; and He sent and signified it by His angel unto His servant John. Who bare record of the Word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that He saw. Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand. John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from Him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before His throne.” Now when we are talking about the throne, we are talking about the throne of God. Now it says, “And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood, And hath made us kings and priests unto God (He has made us Christs,’ because this is who it is talking about, and has made us kings and priests…) unto God and His Father; to Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. Behold, He cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see Him, and they also which pierced Him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of Him. Even so, Amen. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.” Does it sound to you, in this chapter, that Jesus is saying that He Himself is God? It was sent and signified unto His servant John, which was given this revelation, which came by vision. “I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the Word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, (the same one that is in verse 8) the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea. And I turned to se the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, (Now he is saying here that he turned to see the one that had spoken, and when he turned he sees the seven candlesticks and so on, and Jesus is in the midst of it, but it is God speaking. Then he sees a vision of Jesus. I hope you get that.) clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. His head and His hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and His eyes were as a flame of fire.” Now in olden times in England, when they sat in a judgment seat, the men that were judges wore white wigs, because this meant that this was ancient law; it was not something just cropped up like we have now, that they can change the Constitution or anything, any time they get ready. It would be good if some of them would change in Washington and put on a white wig. The election in Israel is Tuesday and Netanyahu is trailing as far as the polls go, he is trailing Herzog, which is nothing but a liberal. They don’t know how this is going to work out, because Netanyahu is still ahead of him in popularity. You say, how could this be? They have delegates, Likud has a certain amount of delegates and the party that Herzog and Livini are in, have more, but that means nothing: they can form a government. In order to be able to form a government, you have to have sixty one seats. It is just like our Senate and Congress, you have to have a majority in order to get a bill passed, but that don’t mean anything here anymore. Herzog wants to give away land. He is willing to give up Jerusalem. You can see something happening in Israel now, that is going to put Judaea right in the spotlight. Herzog and them want to dismantle Judah out of that part, get rid of Judah, get rid of the other parts that stand with them. There are a half million Jews there that they would have to dislodge. It is not going to happen. There has to be pressure put on Judah and Jerusalem to be able to do what they are supposed to do, because they are the ones that are going to fight the battle. It is going to at least be started by them. I will move on with this now. It is showing Jesus Christ, what He will be when judgment comes. This is all speaking of judgment as we are looking at this. “And His feet inelike unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and His voice as the sound of many waters. And He had in His right hand seven stars: and out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword: and His countenance was as the sun shineth in His strength. And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. And He laid His right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am He that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death. Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter; The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.” There are a lot of places in Revelation that I could go to, but I want to deal with chapter 4 and chapter 5 right now. I do not want to leave anyone confused. I am not here to confuse anyone: I have nothing to gain by it. I am not looking for anything: I am not looking for some individual, or some group of people to accept me. Accept the scripture I present to you. I just want to be accepted of God, and I want you everyone to know where; not only that I stand, but where the Bible stands. This has nothing to build me up with; because I am not looking to be built up. I am looking at this as something to help everyone, because I see something coming down the road that must be dealt with. The things that God has shown us in this, actually fulfill what Bro. Jackson said concerning the last thing to be revealed, would be the godhead. Are we that close? There is something going on in this world that is going to fulfill this Bible. We are right on the verge of it. I was glad that they showed this little video, and glad to see that mosque was gone; that mosque on the temple mount. Because it is going to happen. One of these days there may be a trip taken to Israel, and when you go through that tunnel there, and they begin to sing the song Jerusalem, you will see the temple when you come out, instead of that mosque. One of these days before long the mosque is going to be gone and you are going to see that building going up, which is a very tall building. The day is right ahead of us. Let us read the 4th chapter. “After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: (Something is going to happen with that door being opened. John is going to see something that is unexpected. One of these days we are going to see something unexpected, because we can only see it through a glass darkly right now.) and the first voice which I heard was as it were a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will show thee things which must be hereafter. And immediately I was in the spirit; (I think I would be too, I think you would be too. Immediately he was in the spirit.) and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.” Who sat on the throne? I have a picture to show you. Here is the throne. This is the Shekinah glory. “And He that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.” When we talk about God sitting on the throne, it is His presence, it is His substance. He is not a person. He cannot be seen. When you say, well He met Abraham as a person. That was just a form that God appeared in to Abraham; it was not a lasting form. God says, as expressed in Isaiah, heaven is my throne, the earth is my footstool. When they got ready to build the temple, He said, what kind of building can you built me? That is when He said, heaven is my throne. I am glad for the footstool. “And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in while raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold. And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.” We are talking about the throne room of God. We are talking about where His throne is. This is a heavenly setting because John is taken up there. The next time we see it after this setting, will be in Revelation 21 where it says there will be no temple there because God and Christ are the temple of it. “And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: (This is Bride saints. In Revelation 15, if that is foolish virgins on the sea of glass, this is Bride saints here, because of what they have gone through, and because of what you have gone through, making a stand for truth. You might think, well I don’t see any killing going on. Do you want it?) and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind. And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle. And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.” Verse 11. “Thou are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.” He is talking about the one on the throne. Jesus today, is on the right hand of the Father, interceding for us. Why is He interceding for us? Because He was God’s sacrifice and the blood that He spilled is there for our deliverance. When Jesus rose from the dead, what did He say? When Mary Magdalene was going to touch Him, He said, don’t touch me, I have not yet ascended to my Father or to my God and to your God. He had to take His sacrifice offering before the Father for it to be accepted, so that He could intercede for us. He came back and spent forty days after that. Then immediately after that, He goes to sit on that throne with His Father as an intercessor. Verse 9, “And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to Him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever, The four and twenty elders fall down before Him that sat on the throne, and worship Him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, (He is speaking of the throne of God.) saying, Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.” Jesus is not in that picture, because the picture shows who created all things. God counseled with Himself, nobody else was there. There is no trinity. There is one God, but we don’t call it oneness, because He had a Son. Without that Son we cannot get to the Father. We are saved by that offering, the offering of Himself. When you look at the next chapter, people look at it wrong; they think God searched all through heaven. It is like many people say, God did not know that Adam and Eve would sin. He could have, but He did not; that is what the Methodists teach; that He did not choose to know. Let us look at chapter 5. “And I saw in the right hand of Him that sat on the throne (Who sits on the throne? Who did we say sat on the throne?) a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.” The Almighty is holding that book, or scroll. He holds that. Jesus Himself said the angels do not know, no man knows, the angels don’t know and I don’t know. There was no use even asking Jesus, when is it all over? When are you coming back? Because He did not know. God reserved certain things to Himself. In this end time, He has opened the pages gradually. In 1962 Bro. Branham said it could be another generation. Here we are in another generation, fifty three years later. I am glad for the opportunity to be able to see the things we see, because God has gradually opened the scroll a little at a time. It is unwinding from right to left. That is the way the Jews read. We read left to right, which is a mix-up. “And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?” God is looking all over heaven, trying to find somebody. I wonder if He did not know who it was going to be. He was sitting right by His side. You will see here, His right hand, which is His power. This is not something that I looked into yesterday. This is something that has been in my mind for months. “And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?” God is doing something dramatic here. He has a drama. That drama could not be opened until these last days. “And no man in heaven, nor in earth, (God was not searching through heaven and earth; He is just explaining that there is nobody else worthy.) neither under the earth, (You could not dig up the dirt to find another one, because this one went all the way to hell and preached to those imprisoned spirits. He is preaching to us through His Word today; through a five fold ministry, not just one man. It takes it all. We will be united and we will not be jockeying for a position. God will give us the position that He wants us to have. It is not something we jockey for by rooting somebody else out. Let me say something here: You that have gone on this tangent, thinking that you have a new revelation: that Jesus is God, God may be giving you one more chance to get it right, but there will not be many. I stand by what I have said. I am not standing here trying to knock someone out, or to push somebody out. The Word is clear: There are no clouds about it, nor fog about it. The eagle has come out of the fog, and there is no other bird like it. “And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.” It took the end time, for God to open up seals; that we might be able to see something by the mouth of his prophet messenger. Almost ten and one half years ago, Bro. Jackson went over these seals and opened the door a little more for us, that we might be able to see a clearer picture. I was working with Bro. Bud for six months, taking close to two hours a day going back and forth to work. I listened to those seals. They became a revelation to me, which closed the door to some people. It was not eight years ago that some left, it was already closed. Bro. Jackson said Revelation, chapter 7, is not the foolish virgins. Those white robed saints are not the foolish virgins. He said there will be no more foolish virgins than wise, taking it to Matthew 25, five wise and five foolish. “And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon. And one of the elders (That lets me know there is always an answer. God does not leave us in darkness. His angels dwell among us to open to our understanding. Well I thought you said it was the Holy Spirit. God does not have His angels sitting around doing nothing. When this thing is all over, we will not be sitting on stools of do-nothing. That is why it says in this time; watch and pray. That is what I am doing. When I see that Middle Eastern situation getting worse and worse, and think how they are furnishing Hamas concrete to rebuild, I have to wonder, what are they rebuilding? They are rebuilding the tunnels. There has to be war there in the Middle East. Zechariah 12 says so. Zechariah 14, the first verse talks about Judah. Zechariah 13 tells about Israel’s revival. They will go and mourn when they see Him, where did you get the scars in your hands? That is not God with scars in His hands. It says in the 4th chapter of Matthew and the book of Luke, that Jesus went into the wilderness, and was tempted of the devil. The Bible says GOD cannot be tempted. “And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne (round about the throne) and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, (That goes back to His crucifixion. That stays there. That Lamb that he sees, stays there through the ages, right there at the throne of God, making intercession. Do you understand what I mean? Every one that is saved by the grace of God, that Lamb had to stay there for an offering all the way through unto the end. Because that Lamb was slain for you and me, and for Paul, John, Peter and all those men back there and on through time, where people have given their lives. Iranaeus, Polycarp, all of them, they all depended on the blood of the Lamb, which was there as a slain lamb, until every one has been redeemed. Then it goes from that setting to the Bridegroom. He will never appear as the Lamb anymore, because the offering has been made and we have been made a partaker of it. It took the blood of that perfect Lamb to pay the sin debt for all who would ever believe and accept God’s provision. As John beheld, there stood a Lamb as it had been slain, he is looking at it from this side after the seals, six of them, had already been opened. He is looking at it here in the day and hour which we live, He is still looking at a bloody Lamb as it had been slain.) having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.” Jesus said, I and my Father are one. You cannot separate the two. I want you to know that I said, the two. God is a Spirit, God is not a person. God is Spirit substance, but not a person. We are going to know more about it by and by, but we know enough now: He has given us enough already to know the difference. “And He came and took the book out of the right hand (the right hand is power, the power of God) of Him that sat upon the throne. And when He had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of the saints.” There you are, a part of those four beasts, we are a part of the last one of them. The elders are the twelve apostles and the twelve patriarchs of Israel, which represent the twelve tribes of Israel. It was the apostles’ message that brought about a change for us, because the faith we have now goes back to the early apostles. It was supposed to do that. This end time message was supposed to do that, take the children back to the faith of their fathers. Here we stand at the end time with the same hope that Abraham had. Having every one of them harps and golden vials full of odours which are the prayers of the saints. God is hearing and looking at your prayers and mine as being odours. The odor is that which rises up to Him, just like the smoke in the temple, and the Shekinah glory that came down and hovered over that temple after it was dedicated. If you want to be born again, you must let that Shekinah glory come over you. Invite Him in, He is not distant. He is not withholding something good from you. He is just waiting for those to surrender; that arestill holding back. We limit Him through unbelief. I am not saying that we are not Christians. I am just saying that we have got a little bit of that old doubt in us; that we need to get rid of, that we may have a right to the tree of life. I cannot see how people can sit under a message for twenty, thirty or more years, and sit there with something harboring in their hearts that is wrong. We everyone know that they do. It has to come out, in the end time, because God is going to get rid of all the weeds and briars. He is going to get rid of all the husks. I did not call anybody a husk. God knows every one. It is your life, it is my life. If I am an unbeliever, I don’t know about it. I am believing and surrendering to the Word of God“And they sung a new song, (Who did? You did, and you did, and you did. What was that song? It had something to do with our deliverance. We are not what we used to be.) saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, (Thou art worthy, such a beautiful song.) to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.” It took that blood sacrifice to make us to be the kings and priests that we shall be, to rule and reign on the earth. It also says in the 7th chapter of the book of Daniel, His saints shall take the kingdom. That is the last war that will ever be fought; when Jesus comes back with His Bride on white horses. We will not have to worry about these foul mouths, because it says in Revelation 21 that they are not in that part. They are called liars and all these things which will no longer exist, and they have their part in the lake of fire. “And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands.” What a sound. Mama is not teaching angels how to sing, they were singing a long time before Mama. “Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. And every creature (John was in his middle 90’s, but he got happy. Listen to him. Every creature…) which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, (We are hearing it now, we are the creatures that are hearing it.) Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power be unto Him that sitteth upon the throne, (That is talking about the Almighty, because it says to Him that sitteth upon the throne…) and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. And the four beasts said, Amen. (That is a part of us, we are of that eagle bunch. I say Amen.) And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped Him that liveth for ever and ever.”
JESUS IS NOT GOD
I got to a certain point this morning in Revelation 4 and 5. I want to leave that and go on in the message to chapter 21. Chapter 20 is a deciding point that God has placed there for judgment of the ones that are living in that hour, the ones that are going to make it into the eternal age, not the Millennium. They have done gone through that. But in the eternal age, what position they will have, the ones that have lived through the Millennium, and have come up to that time, then that will be the single book that is opened, which is the book of life. Then in the next phase it says the books are opened, which also goes back to Daniel 7. Everything written in the books there will be lost, because there is a set of books, that are deeds. Nobody will argue, nobody will have anything to say then, it is going to be a judgment, a white throne judgment, when the decision is made of what punishment each one gets, that is what it is for. Not everyone is not going to get the same kind of punishment. Everyone is not going to get the same reward. That is explained, the Bible says we will not come into the judgment, but we pass from death unto life, but then the judgment that he does talk about is the judgment of deeds, whatever we have done, in the way of rewards, that is the way it will be meted out to us because of the fruit that we have borne. God is not judging a big me and little you. It is going to be a fair judgment in which God will judge His saints to give them a reward that is coming to them. That is now, because Paul said if we would judge ourselves we should not be judged. That is not rewards, but that is whether we have life or death. But for rewards it is another thing that we are being judged for daily, really. There will be people that will be there, like from Revelation 7, that will come to that point and they will have no reward, except eternal life, which is a great reward, but as far as judgment and as far as judging, they will be among the great multitude, which will receive white robes. But the Bride, according to Revelation 19, has not just a white robe, but it says, “Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.” Fine linen is a different color than yarn or cotton. It has a glow to it. It does really have a glow to it. When Jesus was transfigured, with the three disciples that were standing there, His garment was radiant white. Every one that is in the Bride are going to be dressed in white. But the righteousness we have is what makes ours fine linen. I did not really mean to get into all of that, at this time; but I do want to go to the 21st chapter, which is dealing with both the new Jerusalem and God’s judgment. When you read the first verse, then there is an injection of another thought. In the second verse it leaves that off. That is where I have been accused of preaching wrong. But I did not preach it for unbelievers. “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth, (which will be in the eternal age) for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.” God is really creating a condition of the water vapor that was here at one time, and there will be no more oceans. There will not be any more large bodies of water like we have now. There will be lakes, but this vapor is going back up into the heavens to make the atmosphere to be different than it is now. God is going to take away all the pollution. He will bury most of it and burn the other. In the next verse we see this, “And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.” Here is where he picks up the thought from the first verse now. “And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, (This is in the eternal age, this part.) and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God.” Why is he writing it this way? We go back to what Bro. Jackson said, which is from the 8th chapter of Romans, and then in the book of Hebrews. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, behold, the tabernacle of God is with men and He will dwell with them, God’s presence, His Spirit, why does it say He will dwell with them? Because Jesus is our elder brother. Do you understand that? They shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them and be their God. “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; (In other words, there will be no more sorrow, no more crying. All the tears will be gone. We will not be crying over some lost loved one or someone that would not hear the message of truth. ) and there shall be no more death, (There is death in the Millennium. There is much death after the Millennium is over; when the white throne judgment takes place.) neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away.” What is going on now will have passed away then. Of course that is going to be for the Bride only as soon as she is taken to heaven. There will be no more crying. There will be no more tears, no sorrow, no pain, no problems. People will not have to be fighting for a position that you may have a better job. “And He that sat upon the throne said, (Going back to the 4th and 5th chapter. Only God sits upon that throne and Jesus sits in the intercessory part of it.) Behold, I make all things new. (Only He, is the Creator.) And He said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. And He said unto me, It is done. (In God’s mind, it is already done. We are living out the part, or we are living out the part that makes the whole. Whether you like it or not, we are a part of one another. You better like it. We are going to be like these little compact cars, because we are compact. Every member supplies. I cannot look out over this congregation and say I don’t like you. I love you brothers and sisters with godly love.) I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.” That goes back to the blood. Jesus said, my flesh is meat indeed, my blood is drink indeed, and except you eat my flesh and drink my blood, you will have no life in you. Do you understand? That is a spiritual understanding. “He that overcometh shall inherit all things; (There is something down the road for the saints of God. Whatever is there in that eternal age, is for the saints of God. It says you shall inherit all things.) and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.” That is talking about sons and daughters. God created genders, but when He looks at us, He does not see genders, I mean in a spiritual sense. It talks about Jesus as being the hidden man of our heart, that is both woman and man. It is a hidden man inside there through the Holy Ghost. “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” Which goes back to the 20th chapter. I love the Word of God; because it is a light to my pathway. Then he goes into the bride part, the Lamb’s wife, the New Jerusalem. I want to go to verse 22 now. “And I saw no temple therein: (This is still talking about New Jerusalem. There will not be any earthly temple that we will dwell in. God has never accepted a temple for Bride people, because He is our temple. That is where the Jews connected, when that temple is built back, then the presence of God is going to come over it again; but that temple is not for us; that is for the normal natural people, the Jewish nation, with some proselytes.) for the Lord God Almighty (The Lord God Almighty, did you get that?) and the Lamb are the temple of it.” Why did it say are, why did it not say is? Do you know the difference between are and is? “And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.” What is he saying? The sun is not going to make your day bright, and the moon is not going to make your night dim, because God is going to give us eyes to see. Angels are not bumping into one another. The one that met Bro. Branham had the light with him there in that cave. Everything that I have ever seen with these natural eyes in a spiritual sense, it was light. Because in God, there is no darkness at all, and we are the sons and daughters of God living here in a milky like stage, but one of these days He is going to take the shades off. You will not have to worry about laser surgery. A brother was telling me the other day, he went to get some glasses, it cost four hundred and some dollars for a pair of glasses. That would take your eyesight away, leave you in a blur. “And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.” In other words, the Bride is going to be over the kings of the earth. They will have to answer to the Bride. Putin is not anybody: they claim he has not been seen in several days. They are beginning to wonder what has happened to him. He missed his meetings, his appointments. They are wondering if something is wrong with him, or if there is a coup going on. As sure as I am standing here, he had that other man killed. “And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.” We are not looking at some natural place. We are looking at all the natural places, but we are not looking at one place, because God is going to be everywhere, in every mind. It is all going to be light. In Him is no darkness at all. The gates of that city will not be shut. The city is vast, wherever the Bride is assigned. “And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it. And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.” That goes to show you by being written in the Lamb’s book of life, it is Bride. “And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.” They are inseparable. We are still dealing with the Millennium. You cannot separate Jesus Christ from God, because it is all God’s plan, but Jesus is not God. “In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, (Where was this tree of life before? It is in that city here, but the tree of life in the beginning, was in the garden. The tree of life will never be anywhere else. What a day we are living in. What a glorious time! He said, I will never leave you comfortless. Young people, I hope before long this will make you shout. I believe you have something to shout about. I believe there is a time just ahead of where we are now, that this tree of life is going to bring forth something that is going to be glorious, because it will make you shine as Jesus Christ shines. We sing the song, shine on me: I am saying tonight, shine through me.) which bare twelve manner of fruits, (I remember Bro. Jackson talking about that. He said there are three fruits we do not know about, until we enter the Millennium. They are not explained. We have nine fruits, but there are three more. They are not natural, to be seen. Bro. Kevin, I don’t see your fruit with the natural eye, but in spirit form there is peace, joy, longsuffering, patience. These are fruits that we bear daily, because we do that according to the 15th chapter of John, we let the Holy Ghost trim us, take away the old dead things that have come along, that have gathered on us through the years, and as God brings His pruning sheers, He takes away that old unworthy growth, so that new growth can take its place. There is no way I could ever be a pruner of great bushes, because, when I see them, it looked like they took everything off of them. How much that resembles our Christian life: take away something, and it brings forth new growth, growth more like the Master.) and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.” Yielded her fruit every month, there is not going to be a month where she does not bare fruit. With all we know, we should be bearing now. Some people might say, well I lost my temper. You did not lose it, you found it. If you lose it, then that is good; it is gone. Well, I just cannot help it. Get that cannot help it thought out of the way, and get rid of it. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations, he is getting close to the end because he said the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. If something comes up, thank God for the pruning hook. I need to also, and I will. “And there shall be no more curse: (The Bride, none of this affects the Bride because she has passed from death unto life.) but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and His (God’s) servants shall serve Him.” Not Bride, the Bride is going to be judges and priests of God, but the servants are the ones like the great multitude. You will not be in a servant state: It is going to be an honor just to be a servant, but that is not what the bride position will be. That is what I read this morning in the 5th chapter of the book of Revelation, and it repeats it again there in the 3rd chapter, starting in the 20th verse. “And they shall see His face; and His name shall be in their foreheads.” That is the face of Christ. God is too big and too great to make Him a man. Jesus was the man that God ordained. That was not God’s abode, as I said this morning, there when He met Abraham, that was something to let Abraham see, to help him because he did not have the revelation we have. We should not be mixed up on Father, Son, and Holy Ghost; because we are too far down the road. “And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign (talking about the bride reigning.) for ever and ever.” Is this helping anyone? Different ones have said it has helped. “And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent His angel to show unto His servants the things which must shortly be done. Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.” At this time I want to go to Hebrews, chapter 2, starting with the 9th verse. “But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, (God did not die, if God would die this universe would be black. There would not be anything left of it; it would go to smithereens. I want to read that again, we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death…) crowned with glory and honour; that He by the grace of God should taste death for every man.” Let me put it this way, for every believer. “For it became Him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. For both He that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: (Jesus said in St. John 17, that they all may be one as I and the Father are one. Here, he is repeating this under the anointing.) for which cause He is not ashamed to call them (what?) brethren.” Jesus is not ashamed to call them brethren. I will not call Him brother now because; He is my Saviour. But He is not ashamed to call us brethren, because we have been bought by His blood. We have had a transfer of His blood into our bloodstream, so to speak, that we might be a part of Him. “Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee. And again, I will put my trust in Him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me. Forasmuch than as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same; that through death He might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. For verily He took not on Him the nature of angels; but He took on Him the seed of Abraham.” Verse 18, “For in that He Himself hath suffered being tempted, He is able to succour them that are tempted.” As I said this morning, God is not tempted. I want to go to Romans the 8th chapter, 1st verse. “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus.” If you have a Scofield Bible, it will say those last eight words are left out. This is not a part of the original translation. The statement ends with Christ Jesus. “For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” That picks up that which was left off up there. “For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. 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. So them that are in the flesh cannot please God.” That is the church world. I saw where a popular television preacher had his airplane torn up. He asked the church for sixty five million dollars to get the best one. He said I have a service Saturday night in New York, one Sunday morning in Atlanta, and I need that plane to go back and forth and travel around the world. They have got their reward already, airplanes, big edifices and all the material things they want. It showed some of their works. Preach a big service on Sunday, get the people all excited. Monday, here they are in their shorts, driving a Lamborghini, going to the golf course. Blind people being led by the blind. They cannot even see the nose on their face. “Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His.” That is simple. Young people, do not make the new birth a hard thing. Some have made it to where you reach and you missed, you reach and you missed, when it is so nigh to you. The word of faith is so nigh to you, the Bible says in Romans 10:8, The Word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach. Young people, you would not have to sit and listen to me or my brothers, but you are listening. I do not want to make it hard on you, but you do need to be born again. Our very human life is such that we need to be born again of the Spirit of God. When a little baby is born into this world; it had nothing to do with it. The birth came about in its time. God has your time prepared also. Just be obedient when you feel the Spirit of God stirring in you: He is telling you that this is your time. No one can go to in heaven without being born by the Spirit of God; which is called the new birth. Your first birth was physical; which made you a member of a natural family. Now you need this new birth to make you a member of God’s spiritual family. Those who have this new birth, are those who will go to heaven in the rapture. Just let God do something in your life. He has His time to do it and you will never be sorry; because the Spirit of God in you will make you glad you surrendered to Him. Just listen to this scripture as I read it. “But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man (or person) have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His. And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus (See? What Spirit raised up Jesus? Are you so blind out there, that you cannot see what Spirit raised up Jesus? Lift the blinders, get some eye salve. Murine will not do it. You need something to take away that stigma. It takes a good dose of Holy Ghost eye salve. If the Spirit of Him (God the Father) that raised up Jesus…) from the dead dwell in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by His Spirit that dwelleth in you.” It is a done deal when you see God for what He is: the Great, sovereign Creator that rules the universe. “Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. But if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.” Mortify is to cut off, to die. That goes back to the trimming. “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.” We call Him Father because we are His sons and daughters. “The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, (Here you go back to the 2nd chapter of Hebrews again.) and joint-heirs with Christ; (God the Father is over it all, and Jesus Christ is our elder brother in the eternal age. We give homage to Him for that, we are not cutting Him out of our lives by doing that, because it is what Paul believed, and that should make us happy. It does not make us to be prideful. That is the wrong attitude. It makes us happy.) if so be that we suffer with Him, that we may be also glorified together. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of Him who hath subjected the same in hope, Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.” This old frame I dwell in; I feel good, but I am getting older, and years do make a difference. “For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.” This whole world is groaning in pain. Look at the United States, the snow, then the floods. The west coast is burning up. This old earth is groaning, waiting to be delivered. We are groaning, waiting to be delivered. This old corruptible is waiting to be delivered unto the glorious liberty of the children of God. “And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, (waiting to be adopted) to wit, (witness) the redemption of our body.” That is all we lack. Let us get rid of self. The old flesh man and woman is no longer in control; because the Spirit of God is leading us on. I am not talking about age now, I am talking about what we were born with. We were born in sin and shaped in iniquity, and come forth speaking lies. “For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.” Sometimes when you do not have an answer, you just have to cry it out with groaning, and words that only the Holy Ghost understands.“And He that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because He maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. (He is talking about the Spirit.) And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.” I am not talking about being equal with Him. I am talking about being a lesser brother. That is too marvelous for me. “Moreover whom He did predestinate, them He also called: and whom He called, them He also justified: and whom He justified, them He also glorified. What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? He that spared not His own Son, (See? This whole chapter is filled with the Father and the Son. All I can say is, after this, if you are unwilling to listen, your blood is upon you, not me. We are each responsible for our own soul…) but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, (You who say Jesus was not the Son of God: may God help you. I feel like I have done all I can do. Jesus called Himself the Son of God when He was living on earth, when He was ministering on this earth. Read the whole book of St. John. If you don’t take what I say in this, then you don’t take what the apostle Paul said in his writings. It is Christ that died…) yea rather, that is risen again, who is even ineat the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.” That in its self should be enough for anyone who really has the Holy Ghost. “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” It is all there for those who want truth. I make no apology. I do not apologize for what is written in the scripture. If you had rather take the word of some man, than to take the Word of God, I cannot help you. I stand solidly on what I have said. Amen.