Seventy Weeks Of Daniel, Part 1 – 1993, July

Seventy Weeks Of Daniel, Part 1 - 1993, July

Rev. Raymond M Jackson

Rev. Raymond M Jackson

A REVIEW OF EVENTS MADE CLEAR BY PROPHECY

I want us to go back, and instead of leaving the Jews in Babylon and hurrying to the 70 weeks of Daniel, pick up the course the Jews followed and see how the ark of the covenant fit into the picture. We need to see what it symbolized. I touched on certain things earlier, to get certain things in your mind; but now we need to go back to Ezekiel, to the 11th chapter, and familiarize ourselves with the whole setting. The date of this is 594. Ezekiel himself is one of those young Jews carried away in that early period of the captivity. There is little doubt that Ezekiel, after being in Babylon and the vicinity for a few short years, constantly reminded himself of what all did take place. Why did this all come about? We find him caught up in a vision and the Lord has taken him in the Spirit, (not literally) back to Jerusalem. He has give Ezekiel a little insight of what went on, and of what happened. Ezekiel (in the Spirit) saw how the glory of the Lord left the city by departing first from the temple, and then going out over the Mt. Of Olives, the way of the east, and there is where the glory of the Lord disappeared. Now to get the background about this glory of the Lord, we have to look back to when the children of Israel came through the wilderness on their journey to the promised land. God gave them the law, then He gave them the blueprint of how to build the tabernacle, which in reality was a tent. Inside the tent there was a separate room. In there, was a certain table on which sat the ark of the covenant. There was a veil that closed off this room from the rest of the space inside, making it total darkness in this little room. When the ark of the covenant was placed in there, there were two cherubims, (winged angels) placed at the end so their wings reached over and tipped each other. The Shekinah glory, a manifestation of God’s divine presence, would move in there over that ark, and I would just say it was a manifestation like a lick of fire. There it hovered over that mercy seat, the ark of the covenant, all the time the ark was in there. There was only one man that could go into that place. That was the high priest, on the day of atonement. WE know whenever the children of Israel would go into battle, the priests that were to go into battle with the army, were to go in and take this ark out; and on each side there were rings that stuck out, through which certain poles were placed to carry it by. It was carried on the priests’ shoulders. The ark was removed only in warfare. Nowe we know there was a time the children of Israel were found in conflict many times with the Philistines. You read in 1st Samuel 5, and see how important the ark was in the early centuries of Israel’s existence in this land of promise. This ark was significant, it was important. There was an importance about it because it typed Jesus Christ, the Messiah Israel looked for. That is really what it was for. Everything about it represented the oncoming Messiah, which in reality was God incarnated in the person of a man. The fact that this box was made of wood speaks of this flesh of Jesus Christ. However the fact that this box was totally overlaid with gold, speaks of the divinity, the divine spirit of God invested in Christ Jesus. Inside this box, was two tables of stone, which was God’s word for that dispensation, and pointed to the fact the New Testament apostles spoke of, expecially in the gospel of John, that the word of God for this dispensation of grace was in Jesus Christ, the very Son of God begotten by the Spirit which is God. That is why we see in the gospel of John, that the word was made flesh, (or made flesh) and that flesh dwelt among mankind, and mortal man was privileged to see the glory bestowed upon Him by the Father. Therefore we can see, that what the two tables of stone signified, is now a reality. When you read in 1st Samuel 5, you see that Israel had come to a very low state of spirituality. Eli was 90 some years old, and his eyes had become dim. His sons had not been living up to the standards and principles of what the law required. Saul was in battle; and had been killed. The two sons had fallen, on the field of battle. The ark then fell into the hand of the Israelites’ enemies. As we look at this event, we can understand why God would let such a thing happen. First, only Israel was going to be dealt with in relationship to that ark. When that ark would get in the hands of any other people who did not know what it really meant, there was no benefit for them in it at all. That is exactly like a sinner trying to go to church, trying to look good, yet refusing to accept Jesus Christ into his life and be made a new creature. He had just as well go out and sell peanuts on a street corner. He will benefit more by something like that than he will by sitting in a church somewhere with true Christians, thinking he will be blessed just like anyone else. That ark was never supposed to be a blessing to a bunch of pagan unbelievers. When you read the story, how the Philistines took the ark back into the land of the Philistines, look what happened: They had a god by the name of Dagon. They brought this ark and placed it before their god; and at that time, we realize, God still looked upon the ark as an important item in respects to His relationship to the people who had lost it. At that time it was very important. When the Philistines had placed it there, what did they find the next morning? Something had caused the statue of Dagon to fall flat on its face. The head was broken off, and the hands, and certain other parts. The Philistines looked at that and begin to realize they did not want that strange looking box there any longer. They decided to move it to another city; and as they did, people began to break out with sores. Then they moved it to another city; and the same thing happened again. Then they called in all the elders of the Philistines and said, This God of the Israelites, we have to do something with it. Instead of it being a blessing to those who captured it, it became a curse. They took counsel and decided to send it back to the Israelites; and also to send an offering along with it to try to appease the God of that thing. I can almost hear them as they counsel among themselves and say, Look, if we are going to send it back, then we ought to send an offering with it to try to appease the God that dwells in it. Well they made some images of gold into the shape of mice and such and put them with it, on a cart, to send it back. They hooked two young calves to the cart and turned them loose saying, If they go by a certain route we will know it is their God’s way of directing this, then we will know He is truly the one behind all this curse; but if they take off and go some other way we will know this all happened by chance: that it was just a coincidence that these things happen. That is the way a lot of people today look at things. Well what do you think? When they turned those young calves loose they put their necks to the yoke and headed a certain route, because God was leading them. They walked right straight on to the border land, lowing as they went. God was doing the driving. He was taking the ark home to the people it belonged with. There is no need to say any more. You can read it in the 5th and 6th chapters of Samuel, how important it was for the ark of the covenant to be in the Israeli’s possession. They worshiped God through the medium of that, what it symbolized and typed. As time went on David became king. The ark was back in the tent at Shiloh; but David decided he wanted to bring it closer. That is when David had captured Jerusalem. Little did he realize when he captured this ancient city of the Jebusites, God was using him to capture a strategic place within this land of promise, a place wherein God was going to place His name and everything was to function around that city. How was God going to place His name there? When David captured the city, he established himself a palace. Then he got the idea he wanted to number all Israel. WE know God never wanted His people to be numbered. You know how it is today: you go into church houses and there before your eyes is a bulletin board: 110 in Sunday School, and offering was such and such. All over the world it is like that. God is no more interested in that than He is in what you throw into the waste basket. Anyway King David called in his chief commander of the army and said, I want you to set in order a decree that all the people be numbered. Even his own right hand man begged him, Do not do such a thing: it is wrong. David said something to the effect, you do what I told you to do. Naturally I am reading between the lines on this; but I believe David did this out of disgust. Why? Just imagine how many times while out fighting the Philistines, those Philistines would parade their king before him in a beautiful chariot all decked out; and how the Philistines would parade their military men, boasting about their numbers. David got tired of it. The Philistines would stand there and say, Hey, there are more of us than there are of you. God never did want the children of Israel to trust in numbers. You have heard the chorus, Little is much of God be in it. That is the way God has always proved Himself. But in disgust David no doubt thought, I will number Israel and the next time we are in combat I am going to throw a number at them that will take them for a spin. However the minute he started this, the hand of God started smiting the children of Israel with a serious sickness and death. When David realized his wrong, after seeing all those innocent children of Israel dying, God gave him a choice between three things as punishment for his disobedience. Let us read it. (2nd Samuel 24:10-14) “And David’s heart smote him after that he had numbered the people. And David said unto the Lord, I have sinned greatly in that I have done: and now, I beseech thee, O Lord, take away the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly. For when David was up in the morning, the word fo the Lord came unto the prophet Gad, David’s seer, saying, God and say unto David, Thus saith the Lord, I offer thee three things; choose thee one of them, that I may do it unto thee. So Gad came to David, and told him, and said unto him, (Here are the three things.) Shall seven years of famine come unto thee in thy land? Or wilt thou flee three months before thine enemies, while they pursue thee? Or that there be three days’ pestilence in thy land? Now advise, and see what answer I shall return to Him that sent me. And David said unto Gad, I am in a great strait: let us fall now into the hand of the Lord; for His mercies are great: and let me not fall into the hand of man.” When David fell on his face and began to weep he looked out the window and saw an angel of the Lord standing in a certain spot with a sword drawn. Then as David reached his decision in his prayer, the hand of God stayed the thing that was about to take place. (You can read the rest of it.) David then set about to purchase that piece of ground where he saw that angel standing, after he saw the sword lifted. There, David said, is where we will place the ark. You can read this in the chronologies. David set about the task of bringing the ark from Shiloh. You read what happened. He also sat it on a cart; and when that cart hit a rough spot in the road, a young man reached out to stabilize the ark and God slew him. That grieved David in his heart, to think that God would do such a thing; so they took the ark off the cart and put it into the house of Obededom. It was there so many months. While it was there, the scripture says the household of Obededom was blessed. Finally in that interval David came to his senses and began to realize there was a certain way that ark had to be transported. It was not supposed to be on a car pulled by oxen, even though God did allow it to be brought home that way. When David did see the divine order, that it was to be carried by the priests, then is when he had the tabernacle set up in this place, and from the point where it was, in the house of Obededom, they brought it and placed it in its proper place. David danced, and shouted and sang in front of the musicians. What a glorious time it was. That was before 1000 B.C. and God was still, we will say, dealing with the nation of Israel by the medium of that ark, and the children of Israel worshiped, obeyed, and served the Lord by the medium of what it all typed and represented. That ark was simply a type of Him in whom the Spirit of the great Creator would one day dwell. I am talking about the only begotten Son of God Jesus, the Christ, that the Bible says He (God) was pleased to dwell in. He is the only vessel the Spirit of God has chosen to place the fullness of His great presence in since the day John baptized Jesus in the river of Jordan; and the Spirit of the Father descended from heaven in the form of a dove and incarnated Him. Therefore when God again begins to deal with the Jews, in the seventieth week of Daniel, He will not be presented to them as a God whose presence is represented by a wooden box. They will have the revelation presented to them of the One that box typed: which will be none other than Jesus Christ: the Messiah their forefathers rejected and crucified.

 

SOLOMON BUILT GOD A HOUSE TO DWELL IN

When we come to the time of Solomon, which was David’s son, he was moved upon to build God a permanent house, doing away with the tabernacle. You can read how God dealt with Solomon. When you read how it took seven years to complete the temple, be aware that this set a type of something else. The Gentile Church is completed in seven specific periods of time referred to as Church Ages in the dispensation of grace. Watch its type; how perfectly God had it all pictured. The children of Israel were given the Passover, the slaying of the lamb, the feast. It started with a feast. For seven days, starting with that first day: they were to feast and eat unleavened bread. There again we see a type of the seven Church ages: which followed the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. These types are not in the Bible just to take up space. They are there to help us understand the unfolding of time and how God deals with us in those times related. Well when that temple was dedicated, the ark was brought in and the Shekinah glory was so great: It tells how it was so great the priests could not minister because of it. In other words it was like they were almost spellbound by the glory of the Lord as it filled the house and the surroundings; and the people worshiped and the sacrifices were made; and the feasting went on for several days around that glorious event. However coming on through time from the time that temple was built and dedicated and the ark was moved in, by the time 600 B.C. came, Israel had fallen into apostasy. She had been rebuked by different prophets. They had their ups and downs spiritually; buy by the time we reach 608 to 600, God had turned His back on the nation and is solely bent on letting the enemy come and take them out of there; and that is exactly what happened. God will not tolerate foolishness forever. He is long-suffering; but there is always an end to what He will allow before He begins to chastise.

 

GOD’S GLORY DEPARTED THE TEMPLE

Ezekiel being of the captivity, was in Babylon, and wondering, Where did the glory fo the Lord go? Let us read that. He saw this in the Spirit. (Ezekiel 11:22) “Then did the cherubims lift up their wings, and the wheels beside them; and the glory of the God of Israel was over them above. And the glory of the Lord went up from the midst of the city, and stood upon the mountain which is on the east side of the city. (The mount of Olives.) Afterwards the Spirit took me up, and brought me in a vision by the Spirit of God into Chaldea, to them of the captivity. So the vision that I had seen went up from me.” Keep in mind saints, At the time Ezekiel had this vision, Jerusalem was totally in a desolate state spiritually. The temple had already been demolished. That lets me know Ezekiel must have been concerned, Where did the glory of God go? That is why he was taken back in the Spirit and allowed to see how the glory of God left the city. In leaving the city, keep in mind, it was leaving the holy temple spot. That is the only place it dwelled when the ark was stationary; and in that ark was the only place it could be stationary in the city of Jerusalem. He saw the glory leave the temple spot and cross over to the Mt. O f Olives, and there, was the last time it was ever seen. That causes me to have the feeling that God showed Ezekiel this for a specific reason. Therefore as we go on with other scriptures, we come to why. When we come to 536 B.C, when the Jews out of Babylon were told by Cyrus to go back and build their temple to their God, there was never any communication about the ark. I do not find it in any writings, where those Jews ever inquired in any way, Where is the ark? There has to be a reason why there was not a question asked about. Why has it not become an item of great importance? When long prior to this time it was an item very important to them, whether they were going into battle, building the temple, or just in the process of moving it from place to place. Follow me, as we continue. When God showed Ezekiel how His glory left, to me that was a sign, it will never come back in that particular manifestation; because God was bringing the children of Israel closer to the hour of time when what it was in type was about to be fulfilled right before their very eyes. The temple they built when they came back out of captivity was the temple Jesus came to in His first advent. Just keep these various points in mind; and we will now go to Daniel 9:1. At this stage, which was approximately two years before Cyrus’ decree, we will read in these first two verses how Daniel was concerned and asking God, How much longer are we going to be here? “In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of the seed of the Medes, which was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans; In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.” That is what was in Daniel’s mind. Daniel knew they had been there approximately that number of years; and he was praying and confessing before his God, the sins of his people when the angel of the Lord appeared to him to give him understanding. That is when he was told, “Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.” You can see what all was to be accomplished in the seventy weeks of years; so let us go to the book of Ezra and read a few verses concerning the decree of Cyrus, king of Persia, as he determined to fulfill his part of what had been prophesied concerning him.

 

KING CYRUS

A SERVANT OF GOD

We are going back to 536 B.C. Ezra was a priest who was also in the land of Babylon, in captivity. We are reading in Ezra 1:1-2. “Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it aso in writing, saying, Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, The Lord God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth; and He hath charged me to build Him an house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah.” When you read Jeremiah, you find that Jeremiah was the prophet that told the children of Israel, You will be carried away into captivity and there you will serve another king and you will be there for the space of 70 years. Afterward I will visit you and will bring you back into this place. With that on his mind, Daniel talked like he did and began to seek the favor of God. Ezra was also living during that same time. It was also said by Jeremiah that God would have a servant and Cyrus would be his name. If that is not predestination, what would you call it? That is the only prophecy in the Bible where God spoke in advance of a man who, being a pagan and sitting on a pagan throne, would be dealt with to actually show favor to the children of Israel. He was even called by name. Listen to this, as I read from Ezra’s writings, (chapter 1:3-11) “Who is there among you of all His people? His God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and build the house of the Lrod God of Israel, (He is the God,) which is in Jerusalem. (4) And whosoever remaineth in any place where he sojourneth, let the men of his place help him with silver, and with gold, and with goods, and with beasts, beside the freewill offering for the house of God that is in Jerusalem. (5) Then rose up the chief of the fathers of Judah and Benjamin, (These were from the two southern tribes) and the priests, and the Levites, with all them whose spirit God had raised, to go up to build the house of the Lord which is in Jerusalem. (6) And all they that were about them strengthened their hands with vessels of silver, with gold, with goods, and with beasts, and with precious things, beside all that was willingly offered. (7) Also Cyrus the king brought forth the vessels of the house of the Lord, which Nebuchadnezzar had brought forth out of Jerusalem, and had put them in the house of his gods; (Listen to this, I like this, We read from 2nd Kings and Chronicles earlier, how, when Nebuchadnezzar came, both writers in Kings and Chronicles tells how out of the Lord’s temple he carried all those sacred vessels that had been made for that house and carried them off to Babylon and put them in their temple. Now here is Cyrus completely in reverse.) 8, Even those did Cyrus king of Persia bring forth by the hand of Mithredath the treasurer, and numbered them unto Sheshbazzar, the prince of Judah. (9) And this is the number of them: thirty chargers of gold, a thousand chargers of silver, nine and twenty knives, (10) Thirty basons of gold, silver basons of a second sort four hundred and ten, and other vessels a thousand. (11) All the vessels of gold and of silver were five thousand and four hundred. All these did Sheshbazzar bring up with them of the captivity that were brought up from Babylon unto Jerusalem.” Here, we see all of those things going back to Jerusalem where they belong. The same utensils, the same golden vessels, all the items that were carried away from there, Cyrus has made a decree saying, You can take all of that back. Where was the ark? Why was it not even mentioned in any of these writings? Think of it: What is so important about these items, if God had not already determined at that particular time, that the ark had already served its purpose? I have to say, Wherever the ark was, something happened that caused it to be lost. It had dropped out of sight, and out of their memory. It is not even written about. We find none of these exiled Jews coming back in this period of time to build the temple even asking, Where is the ark? To me, that says, The ark is no longer needed. Yet here are all these other utensils being sent back. They were going to have altar sacrifice; so all those things were very important for the reconstruction of the altar, and the sacrifice of animals and the general functioning of things. From 536, as the Jews returned from Babylon with all those items, they were faced with the responsibility of building their God a house. Keep in mind, as we go to the prophets Haggai and Zechariah, who somehow or other had been two young prophets raised up among them, of the Jews that returned. The point is, (which is my reason for saying it like this) they came out of nowhere. At no time prior to this do we read where they were even mentioned as prophets while they were in the Babylonian areas. But from 536 to 520 and 519, when these two prophets prophesied, there was that number of years of disappointments. They came and all they saw at Jerusalem was a big mountain of stones where Solomon’s temple had stood in former times. There it laid: all in shambles. You read in Zechariah how the Jews, as they returned back, they had been there quite a while and they would look at this big mountain and become so discouraged. Naturally it was discouraging to look at such a pile of stones lying right where the temple was supposed to be. They probably just looked at themselves saying, We are such a few people, to be faced with the responsibility of clearing all of this first, before we can start building. That caused Zechariah to be inspired by God to speak to them in the manner we are about to read. Zechariah 4:6-7) “Then he (an angel) answered and spake unto me, (Zechariah) saying, This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts. Who art thou, O great mountain? Before Zerubabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.” In another place it says the Spirit of the Lord put in the heart’s of the people a willing spirit to come and labor. That lets me know, when we Gentiles look for unity in our day, and about all we see is confusion in the churches throughout the world, it takes a move of the Spirit of God in the heart’s of His true bride people to bring it about. That is just as big a mountain to us, as that pile of rubbish was to them in that day. How in the world can you get through all this junk, all these human ideas? All you can hear is, “That is not the way I see it. Bless God, I have a revelation; and that is not the way God showed it to me;” and all such as that: Yet ever last one of these people claim to be expecting to go with the Lord in the catching away of the bride Church. That is the pile of rubbish true saints are looking at today. It gets very discouraging to those who are seeking to find the truth in this hour of time. I can almost hear those Jews, as they stood looking at that pile of stone and such like, Well I’m not going to do the whole thing by myself. If Uncle John and my brother Jim do not get here, I am not going to do anything either. See, They were looking at it as though it was an impossibility, to get the job done. However when the Spirit of the Lord moved on the scene, (And I will say, He had to) it made all the difference in the world. That is why He raised up Zechariah to utter words like we just read. When those people heard those words, they knew that God was in their midst and they knew that God wanted them to stop looking at that pile of stones and get to work. Just take it stone by stone. That is the way to approach such a task. I tell you, When the Spirit of God began to put in the heart of those people a willingness to come and work, then is when they no longer looked at the hugeness of what stood between them and what they were there to do. Each day, as the sun would go over the horizon, they could see that mountain was slowly going down also. They were moving the stones away because they had to get right back down to bedrock, where the foundation was. That temple had to come right back down to its original foundation. The church in the endtime has to be anchored right back on the same word of God it started out on. It cannot be a little bit of this and a little bit of that. You hear all the time, What makes you think my idea is not as good as yours?” The answer is, The Church is not built upon human ideas: it is built upon the revealed word of God. Well saints the point is, The Jews faced the resonsibility clearing away all that rubbish and building back the temple of God; and it was not going to be done by their own human power alone. It is the Spirit of God in the heart’s of His people, that enables them to do what they are called to do. The heart of people being changed from disgust and disappointment, to the point that they enjoy what they are doing because they are doing it for the glory of God, is what makes the difference. When you read Zechariah, you begin to see how that thing went about. In 520 and 519, is when you see those two prophets come into the picture. Where did they come from? It does not say; but they were right there with the people all the time. What school did they go to? What seminary did they graduate from? God raised them up at a precise time and put a revelation in them. Those two prophets, Haggai and Zechariah set a precise type to be carried over here, when we have reached the point in time where Revelation 11 is going to drop right down and be fulfilled in this world, in that 70th week of Daniel. That is why Revelation 11 speaks of the two olive trees. Those two olive trees mentioned by Zechariah, will appear on the scene in Israel as it is recorded in Revelation 11:1-7; but they will not be reincarnated prophets from past days; they will be two spiritual Jews anointed with the same Spirit as those of former times. That same anointing will rest upon them. As we see those children of Israel coming back to the land of their fathers to perform a service to their God, go with me to Ezra 6. The first thing that was done, they erected the altar. That is what will happen in Revelation 11 too. Then they started to work on the house. The time is 519; and in the 6th chapter of Ezra we are reading verse 14. “And the elders of the Jews builded, and they prospered (Listen, they prospered. In other words they got something accomplished.) Through the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the son of Iddo. And they builded, and finished it, according to the commandment of the God of Israel, and according to the commandment of Cyrus, and Darius, and Artaxerxes king of Persia. (15) And this house was finished on the third day of the month Adar, which was in the sixth year of the reign of Darius the king. (16) And the children of Israel, the priests, and the Levites, and the rest of the children of the captivity, kept the dedication of this house of God with joy. (17) And offered at the dedication of this house of God an hundred bullocks, two hundred rams, four hundred lambs; and for a sin offering for all Israel, twelve he goats, according to the number of the tribes of Israel. (18) And they set the priests in their divisions, and the Levites in their courses, for the service of God, which is at Jerusalem; as it is written in the book of Moses.” Saints: In all of that, not one thing was said about the ark of the covenant: Yet they brought back all of those other items which were taken from the temple. That is why I have to say, We are 500 years before the advent of Christ. There is a mystery here that is hidden to a lot of the church people of the world today; so we need to see if there is not something portrayed here in the Bible that will help us. Let us go to Ezekiel 43. No doubt Ezekiel was again wondering much about the future of Jerusalem and the temple that will be in that day. Again the Spirit of God give him a vision. I will never forget 1968, when we were privileged to go to Israel the first time. We met a rabbi there and I asked him, Do you Jews of today know how the temple that is to be built for the coming of your Messiah is to be built? Do you know the description of it? Here is what he said, Gentlemen, have you read the last chapters of Ezekiel. I said yes. He said, There is the portrayal. Yes saints, they know what the Millennial temple is to be built like. In those scriptures, you read exactly what the temple that will be built when the world faces Daniel’s 70th week will be like. That temple and the altar which John was told to take the reed and measure, all of this is the temple. Let us read it. Here sits a beautiful pictu7re that portrays what I feel is how we look ahead, as to whether there is ever going to be an ark even sought after. (Ezekiel 43:1) “Afterward he brought me to the gate, even the gate that looketh toward the east.” That is the gate Jesus entered, called the Gate Beautiful. That is the gate Peter and John came through when the lame man was lying there begging for alms. When Peter looked down and said, Silver and gold have we none but such as we have give I unto thee. He took the man by the hand and raised him up and the man began to leap and praise God. HE went right on into the temple compound, leaping and praising God. When Peter was compelled to preach another sermon in the temple court, and five thousand more Jews were added to the Church that day, that is the gate it speaks of. Ezekiel was still in Babylon. (2) “And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east: and His voice was like a noise of many waters: and the earth shined with His glory.” (You see that when they were on the mount of transfiguration.) In chapter 11, he saw how it left the city: but keep in mind, this prophecy is not even showing you how the glory of the Lord is coming back to Jerusalem for this second temple, built by these people. That is not the way you interpret these scriptures. What Ezekiel saw here is how the glory of the Lord is coming back to the Millennial temple. I want you to notice how this glory is portrayed. In Revelation 1:15 you find that same description. It says, “And His feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and His voice as the sound of many waters.” (43:3) “and it was according to the appearance of the vision which I saw, even according to the vision that I saw when I came to destroy the city: (in other words that points you right back to chapter 11. He saw there how it left, and here he saw how it has come back, but the beauty of it is, it is not coming back with a box portrayed in it.) And the visions were like the vision that I saw by the river Chebar; and I fell upon my face. (4) And the glory of the Lord came into the house by the way of the gate whose prospect (or entrance) is toward the east.” (That is the gate Beautiful. It is closed now. The Moslems closed it.) That shows there is a temple involved. IN chapter 11, as he saw it leaving the city he saw that it went by the east over to the Mt. Of Olives, and there is where it disappeared; but here he sees it coming back from the Mt. Of Olives, he watches as it comes back to the city; but it is coming into a particular house, and it was not this house built by those Jews Ezra wrote about. We do not read anything about the manifestation of the Shekinah glory when that house was dedicated. WE just read about it in Ezra 6; and there was no mention of such a manifestation; but here it is: coming back into the Millennium temple, in Ezekiel’s vision. (5) “So the Spirit took me up, (His position is being changed.) And brought me into the inner court; and, behold, the glory of the Lord filled the house. (That was not seen here in this second temple) And I heard Him speaking unto me out of the house; and the man stood by me.” Remember, Jesus was not even born when this prophecy was given; but it shows us a vision pointing ahead to the time when Jesus will come again to rule and reign on this earth. That is exactly the way He is coming back: because it plainly tells you in Zechariah that in that day the Lord shall descend and His feet shall rest on the Mt. Of Olives; (How many realize what that prophecy is speaking of?) And how the mount will cleave asunder. That is His approach. (7) “And He said unto me, Son of man, (This is none other than the Lord Jesus Christ Himself, shrouded in all this Shekinah glory. Keep in mind, it is a future event, not as though it existed in the time of Ezekiel. It is a vision of the future.) The place of my throne, and the place of the soles of my feet, (In other words, when you read this, read Revelation 11 and that is why the temple is built. It is to get it ready for the coming of the Jewish Messiah, for He shall rule and reign from that temple.) Where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel for ever, and my holy name, shall the house of Israel no more defile, neither they, nor their kings, by their whoredom, nor by the carcases of their kings in their high places.” That whole chapter is built around the manifestation of the glory of God, as Christ comes in that time, to fulfill this scene in reality. Let us now go to Jeremiah 3, beginning in the 16th verse. In the reading of this you are no longer looking back. You are looking ahead. Picture the temple in Revelation 11 as it moves it off into the beginning of the Millennium. Picture the Lord Jesus Christ coming into that temple. Literally, He is everything the ark typed. Here is how Jeremiah the prophet picked it up and described it. Jeremiah was the prophet that prophesied to the Jews that lived at an hour when they were to be carried off into Babylonian captivity. He is the one that prophesied of the 70 years in exile. He is the one that told them God would raise up a king by the name of Cyrus who would give them the decree to come home. Here he is telling the Jews how the time would come when there would be a temple and such like. (Jeremiah 3:16) “And it shall come to pass, when ye be multiplied and increased in the land, (He is speaking of the future tense, not of the time when they would be building this temple) in those days, saith the Lord, (this points you to Revelation 11 and onward.) They (the Jews) shall say no more, The ark of the covenant of the Lord: neither shall it come to mind: neither shall they remember it; neither shall they visit it; neither shall that be done any more. (17) At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the Lord; and all the nations shall be gathered unto it, to the name of the Lord, to Jerusalem: neither shall they walk any more after the imagination of their evil heart. (18) In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel, (That is just what you and I are seeing unfold today before us. Not only the tribes of Judah but the whole house of Israel being regathered for this great and glorious event that is just in front of us as the 11th chapter of Revelation drops down and begins to come into focus.) And they shall come together out of the land of the north to the land that I have given for an inheritance unto your fathers.” They are being gathered back into their home land to wait for their Messiah. Of course they are not all aware of what is being fulfilled as they come from various places to a land they have never seen; but God knows why they are there; and we know why they are there.

 

THE MILLENNIAL TEMPLE

When they built the second temple, they built it with whatever means and material they had. Cyrus commanded that certain silver and such like be given to them along with public materials, for the building of this temple; but when you read Haggai you find that it was a far cry from being what the first one was. Haggai seemed to be very sensitive as to how some of the older Jews stood there that day looking at the house being dedicated, and seeing how disappointed they were because it was so much smaller and so forth, God impressed him to remind them that they were not to look at that house as though it were not important. God assured them He was with them; and that He was going to use that place; but He also spoke saying, The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the Lord of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the Lord of hosts. Let us read a few verses from Haggai 2. (4) “Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, saith the Lord; and be strong, O Joshua, son of Josedech, the high priest; and be strong, all ye people of the land, saith the Lord, and work: for I am with you, saith the Lord of hosts: According to the word that I covenanted with you when ye came out of Egypt, so my Spirit remaineth among you: fear ye not. (8) The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the Lord of hosts. (9) The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the Lord of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the Lord of hosts.” When Haggai was anointed to speak those words, they were not pointing to that particular temple, nor to the one King Herod renovated and enlarged and decorated somewhat: that was standing in existence at the time of Christ. It was pointing over to this one that is going to be built right in front of us: as this Gentile age runs out. That is what Haggai’s prophecy was pointing to. God saw those Jews that had built that temple, how disappointed they were; but He knew they could only build with what means they had to build with; so He assured them, The silver is mine and the gold is mine; and saints, that is still true today. That next temple will be built with the best of everything; even though we are living in a time when the governments in the world are broke. We hear the news, the economic reports; and it is obvious that the nations are broke. They are constantly moving their debts ahead, living constantly on borrowed money. That is why I have to say, We do not need to be looking for any better material times. Any upswing will only be temporary. One day soon though, when God is ready to change the order of events in the Middle East, He will set certain things in order that will force the children of Israel to begin to take things into their own hands, to fulfill the word of God. When the world begins to see God with the Jews on the battle field, I have no doubt whatsoever that He will create circumstances that will necessitate they take back their holy temple spot. There will be no wavering and bickering, should we? Can we? Is it really necessary? Nor any of that: God is going to move on the heart of some Jewish people to do what it takes to get their temple ground back. If I have been reading the scriptures right, It will not be because they suddenly find the ark and that is what they have been waiting for. Out of somewhere will come two anointed Jewish men. Something will begin to move that society; and I assure you it will not be some doctor of divinity from New York City. It is going to be two Jews that God’s anointing has dropped upon. Those men are going to stand before public officials and begin to point their finger and say, It is time for us to begin to build God’s house. Whether it is Shamir, Bergin, Perez or whoever may be in power, they are not going to begin to show those men to that nation in such a manner that the spiritual Jews and even many of the political Jews are going to realize, God is on our side. They will stop writing articles like just came out in the Jerusalem Post. When they start that temple, even though our nation is broke, England is broke, Germany is broke, and all the rest of them are broke, God says the gold is mine, the silver is mine. When people begin to realize God is on the scene, and that He is with that people, I cannot help but feel that rich people from around the world, people you never would have thought would ever loosen up, will suddenly feel that they want to help build that temple. People from various nations of the world will be just like those Egyptians were when the children of Israel were ready to take their flight from there: they will gladly give them what ever they need. Those Egyptian people gave gladly: not necessarily knowing what their generosity would be used for. They wanted to share in whatever their God had for them in the future. Therefore those Jews left there with all the gold and silver they needed to take them right straight on through their journey. Yes brothers and sisters, I am convinced that not too far in front of us we will see an event just as it plainly tells us in the 60th chapter of Isaiah, take place. (You can read it.) Gentiles will contribute their labor and wealth for the task; because they will be convinced that God is with Israel. I am looking forward to the time when whoever is the king, or the sheik, or those rich oil nations begins to get their eyes open to what is taking place in the land of Israel. Those Arabs are not going to look at the Jew then, like they do today. They are going to look at the Jew as something important, and they are going to want to contribute to their wealth and resources to whatever God is about to do in Jerusalem. That is why there will be a temple built in Jerusalem in the beginning of that 70th week of Daniel. They will not have to run all over the world borrowing money. God knows exactly how to touch the hearts of kings, princes, and the wealthy element of the world. It is just the governments of the world that are bankrupt, so to speak: all of the world resources are still here; and God knows how to draw from the to get sufficient funds and labor for building the temple. When you read Isaiah 60, it says, “And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, and their kings shall minister unto thee: for in my wrath I smote thee, but in my favour have I had mercy on thee.” Then another verse says, “The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come bending unto thee; and all they that despised thee shall bow themselves down at the soles of thy feet; and they shall call thee; The city of the Lord, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.” That is how I know what is going to take place: Isaiah has it all spelled out for us. Various technicians and experienced people of various skills and trades will, when that hour comes, become so attached and drawn to what God is doing in Jerusalem with the Jews, they are going to say, Look, I am going to volunteer six months labor free of charge because I want to have something to do in the building of that house over there. Sure I know some will say, Now just listen to that Jackson talk. Who does he think he is? Well I just have to say, Stick around, you will not have to wait long until you know whether I have spoken according to the word of God or not. Furthermore it is all right there in the scriptures, if you care enough to go read it.

 

HOW TO LOOK AT DANIEL’S PROPHECY

Right now, I want to get back to dealing with the first 69 weeks of Daniel’s 70 weeks. I want to read the full text in order to get the scriptural setting. Actually the setting is 538 B.C., which was about 90 some years prior to the time the count down of the seventy weeks even started. Daniel had been fasting and praying concerning the outcome, wondering what lay in store for his people. AS he studied from the writings of Jeremiah and other writings, he had come to the conclusion that the 70 years they were supposed to be in Babylonian captivity must be about finished. Therefore he was praying and seeking God in connection with that concern; and the Lord sent an angel to talk to him. The angel introduced this 70 week, or 490 year period of time. The angel spoke in this fashion: beginning in verse 24, of the 9th chapter of Daniel, “Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people (Now if I was to read it like this, 490 years are determined upon thy people, does that make it sound any different? That is exactly what I have read. The weeks are symbolic of groups of 7. It is not 7 days, it is 7 years to each prophetic week.) and upon thy holy city, (Jerusalem) to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, (That takes us on through the 70th weeks and on into the starting of the Millennium. Let me say also for the benefit of any that might not know what the Millennium is, it is the 1000 years that Jesus Christ will rule on earth as KING of kings from the temple in Jerusalem.) and to anoint the most Holy. (Which is actually Christ taking His position in the new, rebuilt temple. Notice how the angel breaks this period of weeks down: as we continue reading.) know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment (The commandment is not in relationship to Cyrus in 536, telling the Jews they could go back and build their temple. No, that was not eh decree. The decree pertained to the time when those Jews that would be doing the work would go back to restore and rebuild Jerusalem, the city itself: Nothing is said about the temple.) to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, (Well saints, this 7 weeks is actually a period of 49 years. Where does that take you to? It takes you to the time of Malachi. In that time, Malachi had given the last prophecy and he was already seeing (if you read Malachi) what has come about as the Jews had not only come back and rebuilt the temple, but apostasy had set in. Anyhow that covers the first 49 prophetic years, 7 weeks; and now comes another 62 weeks, 434 years.) and threescore and two weeks; (434 years) the street (The word street is singular, but you have to understand this is applicable to every street in the old city; because at the time this prophecy was given, Jerusalem was in ruins. The streets were filled with nothing but rubbish. The dwelling places were nothing but heaps of stones and such. Therefore you have to understand that this 434 years, or 62 weeks, was to cover the span of time that it was going to take for the Jews that will respond to this decree, to make their way back to set in motion the reconstruction, the cleaning up of rubbish, building the streets and walls and all of what is mentioned. It was not meant to be done in one day’s time, nor a year of time: It was to cover a period of time that even included the advent of Christ.) the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. (Troublous times indeed, I have a section of history to read to show you what is meant by troublous times.) and after threescore and two weeks (That is the 434 years we mentioned. The word after does not mean 3 ½ years later. After, means, when the 434 years or the last 62 weeks have run their course, the Messiah will be cut off at that precise time: not 3 ½ years later. That 62 weeks was the terminating point. When Christ was crucified, that is what ended the 434 years, plus the 49 prior years, which when you get it all together adds up to 483 prophetic years, or 69 prophetic weeks. That is what it all adds up to.) shall Messiah be cut off, but not for Himself; and the people of the prince that shall come (The antichrist is the prince that shall come; and the people of that prince, the people that destroyed the city were Romans.) shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; (Notice how it puts the people of the future prince in the forefront. They come first. This of course was the Roman army under Vespasian, the Roman general in 69 A.D. The city fell in August 70 A.D. If you try to listen to all the historians, one will say 69 A.D. and the other 70 A.D. I have been guilty myself many times, in sermons, I would refer to 69 A.D. one time, and another time call it 70 A.D. That is why I am going to read to you from a history I have some confidence in. I believe the date was August 10th, Titus and his troops gained entrance to the temple compound. The temple was on fire and the city was nothing more than a smoldering ruins. The year is recorded as 70 A.D. We will get to that in a minute.) and the end (of that destruction) thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.” That pertains to periods of desolations toward the city, because now we have to take secular history to find out what has happened since 70 A.D. Gentile powers, one after another have made their way into the Middle East to take Jerusalem under control; and all you have to do is go back and read in your history books, about the wars of the crusaders. You can see what happened; and you can see why it was all referred to as desolations. Between verse 26 and 27 is a span of time. This is where the Grace Age came in. Just like in Revelation 12, between verses 5 and 6. In the 5th verse it tells about the man child, how He was caught up to the throne of God and so forth. Then verse 6 picks up how the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared. Naturally that puts a span of about 2000 years between those two verses, because Jesus was caught up to sit upon the throne of God in 33 A.D. when He was crucified. That put the Grace age in effect; and the woman will not flee into the wilderness until the middle of the seventieth week of Daniel, when the great tribulation starts. The woman element of the Jews has to be back in the land in the last days for verse 6 to become activated. Many people are thrown off course because of these intervals of time between certain events that are described in the Bible. (Verse 27) “And he (the antichrist) shall confirm the covenant (a political, economic covenant with many nations) with many for one week: (That will be the one week of seven years that is still left of Daniel’s prophecy, to be fulfilled at the end of the grace age.) and in the midst of the week (the exact middle) he (the antichrist) shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.” At this time, I am goign to try to clear up something that places questions in people’s minds. I have been asked by different ones, especially overseas, What does this word abomination that maketh desolate pertain to? In other words, What does it really mean? The dictionary definition for abomination, in its scriptural use, pertains to hatred. I am aware that this same word, in the English language terminology, can apply to anything that is unclean, filthy; but in the Biblical, spiritual meaning, it means hatred. To look upon something with disgust. Anything that shows hatefulness and disgust, that is what the word abomination means in these scriptural usages. Of course the word desolate applied to making lonely, or to make a place uninhabited, deserted, and even uninhabitable, like, to lay waste, to rid the land of its inhabitants. Therefore when you put these words together, it speaks of a period of time when someone, some people, or something, shows a period of excessive hatred toward the Jewish people, and in the hatred they set about to lay the land waste, to deprive the land of its inhabitants. It has already had its two types prior to the one that is coming up; so we will go to Nehemiah. Here is hwere we find when the decree came. It gives us the setting, and how to understand this subject we are on. Nehemiah was a servant in the king’s palace; but he had been talking to a couple of brethren that had just returned from Jerusalem. Keep in mind, the year was 445 B.C., about 90 years after the decree that allowed the Jews to go back to Jerusalem for the purpose of building the temple. Therefore there were Jews back there. The temple has been built at that time; but when Nehemiah asked them, How is the city? How does it look? The walls and such like: that is what initiated this other part.

 

HOW THE 445 B.C. DECREE BECAME EFFECTIVE

We will begin reading in Nehemiah 1:3. “And they said unto me, (This is the one’s Nehemiah had asked, How are thing in Jerusalem?) The remnant that are left of the captivity there in the province are in great affliction and reproach: the wall of Jerusalem also is broken down, and the gates thereof are burned with fire. (4) And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven, (5) And said, I beseech thee, O Lord God of heaven, the great a terrible God, that keepeth covenant and mercy for them that love Him and observe His commandments: (6) Let thine ear now be attentive, and thine eyes open, that thou mayest hear the prayer of thy servant, which I pray before thee now, day and night, for the children of Israel, which we have sinned against thee: both I and my father’s house have sinned. (7) We have dealt very corruptly against thee, and have not kept the commandments, nor the statutes, nor the judgments, which thou commandedst thy servant Moses.” He is actually confessing and praying that he, along with the others can find grace before the Lord. Let us now go to the first verse of the second chapter. “And it came to pass in the month Nisan, (this corresponds to a certain time in the month of March) in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes the king, that wine was before him: and I took up the wine, and gave it unto the king. Now I had not been beforetime sad in his presence. (2) Wherefore the king said unto me, Why is thy countenance sad, seeing thou art not sick? This is nothing else but sorrow of heart. Then I was very sore afraid, (3) And said unto the king, Let the king live for ever: why should not my countenance be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers’ sepulchres, lieth waste, and the gates thereof are consumed with fire? (4) Then the king said unto me, For what dost thou make request? So I prayed to the God of heaven. (5) And I said unto the king, If it please the king, and if thy servant have found favor in thy sight, that thou wouldest send me unto Judah, unto the city of my father’s sepulchres, that I may build it.” I am not going to read the rest, you can read it yourself if you like. As he prayed, he went again before the king and made request, Oh King, my request is that you would grant your servant the privilege and right to go back to Jerusalem and set about the task of rebuilding the walls, the gates, and doing those necessary things. The king asked Nehemiah, How long will it take you to do this, and when will you return? He gave him a fixed time, then he made the request, I pray that you will give me a letter that I can be recognized by the various officials, he called them governors. He also wanted a letter he could show to the keeper of the timbers in the timberland. He would need the material for the gates and such. As for the date of the decree, all historians used the 14th of March, 445 B.C. That is why we have it right here, on our chart. Keep in mind, the red line (which can be seen on the Video, but will not be red in the paper) marks the full year 445 B.C.; but the decree came in the month of March. Right? Therefore you have 31 days in January, 28 days in February, and I took the full 14 days off of March, which makes this 445 year seen here, 73 days short of a full year. If you will just bear with me, and try to follow me, I am going to be dealing with this chart quite a bit until we get these dates fixed in your mind’s. The B.C. period ends with the death of King Herod. That is what this line marks right here. We can use that as zero point, because you are measuring time backwards like this. I have read various histories. They have Christ born all the way from 6 B.C. down to 1 B.C. It is confusing. If I was to try to interpret the 70 weeks of Daniel based on historians that are using different dates for the time of the birth of Christ, I would not know what goes where. I do know this, If this decree and this prophecy is to begin at this point, 445 B.C., and there will be 69 weeks, which is actually 483 years that will elapse between two points, and the other point is the crucifixion of Christ, then it has to be exactly that. You cannot stretch the time, nor can you shorten it: there has to be exactly 483 years expire between these two points. During that time the Messiah will have been born, lived 33 ½ years, and will have been crucified. That is what terminates the 69 weeks, or 483 years. That is the point right there, the Messiah is cut off, 33 A.D., (crucified). Of course various historians have fixed various times from 27 to 31, for the crucifixion; but we are using 33 A.D. It works out right, when you compare prophetic years with solar years. I know this, The 69 weeks, which is 483 years will not have any overlapping periods or missing time involved in them. God is the one that keeps the record of when the sun comes up and sets, which makes another 24 hour day. Since our calendar is out of balance and it takes 365 1/4 days of the sun rising and setting to make one solar year, God is the one watching over this time factor; and HE is going to see to it that the Messiah that is the be cut off here, at the end of the 69th week, is going to be born precisely at a fixed time in the B.C. period, so it works out perfectly. On earth, during His life span, He grew up and fulfilled all the prophecies that were relative to His life span. When that 69th week had reached its terminating point, then every prophecy that was related to the crucifixion of Christ went into effect. It did not make a bit of difference how much mortal mankind has messed up the calendars they were marking time by: God has His own calendar. God does not mess up His records. That is the conclusion I had to come to, in order to look at this whole thing correctly. God does not mess up His records; and God is not going to have written in His word, that at the end of this 62 week period, which is actually the end of the first 69th weeks of the total prophecy, the Messiah shall be cut off, and then set back and play around with overlapping years and let 3 or 4 extra years somehow get in and stretch the time. Neither is He a God that would get disgusted and say, I am going to cut it short. He did none of that. He knew exactly what He was doing. Therefore I had to come to a conclusion, as to what year Christ was actually crucified. That is why I am thankful to God that I have two things I can read to you. I am going to let the Jewish history speak for itself. I have a little more confidence in them than some of these Gentile church historians; because we cannot get our calendar straightened up from here, going back 2000 years. Let me read to you from this Jewish history. This book came from England. A sister in the Church gave this to me years ago. It is a little history book that covers the chronology of the order of the priest, all the way from 400 B.C. right to the crucifixion of Christ and the fall of Jerusalem. I am reading from page 56. “It was in this period of time in the New Testament occurred Joshua, called Jesus, son of Joseph of Nazarreth, became noted as a teacher of Asene doctrines. (Well that is what the Jews would say.) He was accused of blasphemy before Pilot and was condemned and put to death by the Romans in the Jewish year 3801, or the Christian era 33 C.E.” Did you get that, 33 C.E.? Several years ago when we were privileged to drive out to Califormia, as we were coming back through Tulsa, Oklahoma, I got a paper one evening and took it into the motel to read. The article that interested me was about two British scientists using up to date technology. “The exact date of Jesus Christ crucifixion has been debated for centuries. (I will agree with that.) Two British scientists say they have concluded with reasonable certainty that Christ died on Friday April 3rd in the year 33. Colin J. Humphries and W.G. Waddington, both of Oxford University said in an article published today in the British magazine, Nature. They based their conclusions on astronomical calculations and Biblical and historical references. Humphries works at Oxford department of metallurgy and science of materials and Waddington works at the department of astrophysics. The scientists said they were able to reconstruct the Jewish calendar at the time and to the date a lunar eclipse that the Bible and other historical sources suggests followed the crucifixion.”

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Little Bottles of Anointing Oil Dream – 1993

 

Rev. Raymond M Jackson

Rev. Raymond M Jackson

Bro Jackson described this dream in Times or Seasons, Part 1.

I am just an insignificant fellow, but there are some people who would probably like for me to take some disease and die. Nevertheless that is in the hands of God. It was the year 1993, when in a dream I saw myself come into possession of certain words. In the dream I did not know what they were, but I saw myself take a piece of paper and write something down. I immediately said to myself, This is going to lead to something. Suddenly I was in possession of certain numbers also. I saw myself write them down. I did not know whether they were dates or numbers related to some other subject or what. I immediately wrote this all down and began to say to my wife, Honey this is all going to lead to something. The scene changed and I see myself speaking to my people in Faith Assembly, saying, Set these words down and do not forget them. This is all going to come together and form a great picture of understanding something about the coming of our Lord. Then the scene changed again and I saw a large gathering of people. They were coming from all over the world. I see all these people assembling and talking about the great feeling they have inside their hearts about the coming of Jesus. Everyone that I saw coming had such an expression of happiness. At this time I noticed there was one thing about everyone who was coming to this great assembly. Each person had in their hand, not in their pocket, a small bottle of holy anointing oil. This bottle was no larger than a person’s thumb. One thing was noticeable, each person had received their bottle of oil directly from God, not from man. No one was allowed into this great assembly unless they had their bottle of holy anointing oil. However there was no man standing at the door or entrance into this great assembly to check them. Again I see myself saying to people, remember these words, do not forget them, we are about to learn something. Then the scene changed again. At this time Bro. William Branham came into the scene. He stood in front of the assembly and began to speak. I could hear him saying things that were lifting the heart’s of the people into a great feeling of expectancy. My own heart is thrilled with what is being said. I hear myself saying in a low voice to those standing nearby, What did I tell you? Did I not tell you we are going to learn something? Do you remember those words I told you I had received? The atmosphere at this time was thrilling and the aroma coming from all those little bottles of oil was so sweet. Then the scene changed and I saw myself speak out to the people and say, I want to tell you of a dream I had concerning this great event. Then I began to speak to them the same words that I am now telling you of what I saw in this dream and what I had heard. It was while telling of the dream within a dream that I woke up at exactly 5:01 A.M. July 14th 1993. The move of the spirit started in a major sense in 1994. I have to say people are getting a little bottle of anointing oil, just enough to do the job. Just enough to fulfill what we are supposed to. We are not carrying it in buckets. Just a little bottle of oil. It is a personal Holy Ghost experience.

Record Of Genesis, Part 2 – 1993, May

Record Of Genesis, Part 2 - 1993, May
Rev. Raymond M Jackson

Rev. Raymond M Jackson

AT THE END OF LAST ISSUE, WE WERE SPEAKING OF GOD’S SURE JUDGMENT UPON A SOCIETY OF PEOPLE WHO ARE FOLLOWING IN THE VERY FOOTSTEPS OF THOSE HE JUDGED IN THE DAYS OF NOAH, AND ALSO IN THE DAYS OF LOT; THEREFORE WITHOUT GOING BACK OVER THAT PART WE WILL CONTINUE ON WITH THE MESSAGE WE ARE DEALING WITH, “THE RECORD OF GENESIS,” WHICH IS THE HISTORY OF THE GENES OF MANKIND UPON EARTH.

 

GOD’S PERFECTION AND VINDICATION

 

In the loins of Adam, for the purpose of the reproduction of human life on this planet, was a perfect law. When God does anything in the original it is perfect: it is never imperfect. He does not just throw something together and wait for man to perfect it: He sets it forth in perfection. It is man, under the influence of the devil, that distorts the picture. Therefore since there was a perfect genetic law included in Adam’s makeup in creation, we need to realize that for every son of God Adam would father, or his sons after him, there would have been a daughter of God, born also of the same parentage, by which the son would have been able to begat another in the very image and likeness of himself. Without Satan in the picture, that is how the earth could have, and would have been repopulated with pure sons and daughters of God. That is the way the Bible portrays it. However because of what happened in the Garden of Eden between Eve and the serpent, (when Satan inspired the serpent to approach that pure daughter of God) the earth was populated, (outside of the Garden of Paradise) with sons and daughters of God from Adam and his seed; (which were pure in their genetic makeup, except for imputed death) and sons and daughters of what the Bible refers to as man: which of course were the sons and daughters of Cain and his seed that were part animal in their genetic makeup. Naturally there will always be some who will resent hearing such a thing; but it is true anyhow; because Cain’s father was the serpent. The apostle John, (in 1st John 3:12) did not refer to Cain as being of that wicked one (Satan) because he slew his brother: he slew his brother because he WAS ALREADY a son of that wicked one. He had those evil attributes in his spiritual makeup from birth. Notice that verse and the one before it, (3:11) “For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. Not as Cain, {who} was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous.” The Bible refers to Satan as a murderer from the beginning; Not from his own beginning; because he was created as an Archangel and remained so until he exalted himself to be equal with his Creator; and was cast down from that position. Therefore because he designed evil and gave himself over to it, including murder, he was referred to by Jesus, in John 8:44, as a murderer from the beginning. We will read that verse. “Ye are of {your} father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. (talking to those Scribes and Pharisees that were ready to kill Him) He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” Satan is the father of everything that is contrary to God and His righteousness; and the very fact that the serpent yielded himself as a vessel of the devil, caused him to father children with those same attributes in their makeup. As for Cain himself, part of his spirit makeup was of Eve the daughter of God. That is why he felt the desire to make an offering to God, when he and Abel both brought an offering; and God accepted Abel’s and rejected his. Cain got angry; and God asked him, “Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? (At that very time, God offered him the chance to claim first born rights in the family heritage if he would do right. In other words, if he would make a proper offering. Instead of making an offering God would accept, he allowed his anger to build up until he slew his half brother Abel. Notice in this next verse, the offer God made to him.) Gen. 4:7 “If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee {shall be} his (Abel’s) desire, and thou shalt rule over him.” Cain refused to yield and soon went his own way: over to the land of Nod, where he felt like he was away from his past. He raised his own family; and Seth the son of God raised his; and the two separate lines of humanity existed separately for a number of years. We have no way of knowing when the mixed marriages spoken of in chapter six first began to take place. When those sons of God first began to take wives from those daughters of Cain is not important. The important thing we need to reconcile in our mind, is the fact that Genesis 6:1-5 is referring to exactly that: and nothing else. After those two lines of humanity began to intermarry and produce offspring, then notation is made that there began to be giants in the land, and men of renown. When there began to be such a mixture, as I said earlier, The Lord had already looked ahead in time and determined to judge the whole thing when it reached a certain point. That great flood of water was God’s judgment brought upon the whole mixture and mess that had accumulated on the earth at that time; but it did not destroy every trace of the existence of those who were evil; because as we have already shown, every attribute that ever was manifested in anyone prior to the flood was carried beyond the flood in the genetic structure of the family of Noah. Every human born into this world has the potential of doing anything any of those before the flood were doing. What makes the difference, is how we respond to the Spirit of God when He knocks on OUR INDIVIDUAL HEART’S DOOR. We, like Cain, are offered a choice in what we do with our live’s. We can choose to serve God in truth; or we can give ourselves over to Satan and let him rule us. Cain was not forced to make the choice he made; and neither are we; but when we choose the path of sin, we become the servants of sin: and therefore servants of the devil. Those who serve him must reap of his judgment and punishment when their cup of abomination gets full in the eyes of God. Jesus, in Matthew 25:41, made it clear that hell was prepared for Satan and his angels; and that very verse of scripture shows that judged mankind will also partake of it: as you will see when we read the verse. Notice, “Then shall He say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels. (Skip down to verse 46.) And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.” We have plenty of scripture for everything we are presenting to you in this message: but true saints of God should not have to have every single verse read to them in order to accept the fact of what is being presented. On the other hand, atheists and agnostics could never have enough scripture presented to them to change their mind’s; because they will not accept the Bible as anything of any importance. God will let them see something one of these days; but it will be too late for any spiritual benefit to their soul’s because they have rejected His holy, inspired word.

 

NOAH’S ARK VIEWED WHAT IT WILL PROVE

 

I know there are a lot of highly educated but very foolish people in the world today who would quickly say, Don’t listen to that Jackson! He is like a crazy man! Nevertheless I got a chance to watch some of a Noah’s ark presentation on television; and I suppose many of you did also; and to me it is proof beyond any shadow of doubt that we are at the end of time. What I saw is proof beyond the shadow of a doubt, that God has preserved enough of Noah’s ark to confound all of these supposed-to-be smart people of this day and hour who make fun of people who have faith in God and believe the Bible record of creation and restoration. There have been at least five personal witnesses, (in the last fifty years) that have seen it. One man had even been inside it: and brought back a piece of wood from it. There are also space satellite photographs of it: which are on the scientific side of the issue: so I cannot help but believe we are now approaching the end. It is proof positive: that God’s record in Genesis is true. What are all these atheists going to do, when they can no longer deny the existence of such a boat? Let me say this now; because I will have to bring in the races of people upon earth, the black, the in-between, and the white, to show you something I feel is important. We never did get an atheist from the black people. There may be black atheists in America, but they are not the originators of that philosophy. You did not get the atheists from the Shemite line, (which are of the Middle East countries) from which comes the Jewish people. You get it from this bunch of educated, what I call white fools. I am a white man; and I am not dissatisfied by the fact that I am; but when I look at what the white race has been responsible for on this planet, it causes me to examine all the evidence I have available to determine the purpose of God in the different races. I can see that (in the end time) each race is going to stand out and portray really what God designed them for in the beginning. If you will follow my thought as we look at history, we are going to learn something that will help us. I pray that we can at least learn that things recorded in the Bible do not have to go into every detail: to present a picture for a spiritual man or woman to see the plan of God being set forth. As I watched that presentation of the various accounts given by eye witnesses, some now quite aged, each one in his respective hour had been privileged to see the ark. One man was inside of it: and still has in his possession the piece of wood he took. I just could not help but rejoice in my heart. Thank God we are approaching the end of time: when God will do some things to confound the wise and prudent. I have always felt like sooner or later, as we approach the end, God is going to take the wraps off of that boat (just before the coming of Christ) and make some of these atheists either cough up a confession or have a brain hemorrhage. There is no way an honest thinking individual could doubt what those films show. We are going to get the film; and show it here for anyone to see. I noticed that one man shown had worked with four different governmental groups, starting from the hour Nixon was President. When Jimmy Carter was in office, he (that man) was on this government plane coming back from somewhere in Europe, and as they passed over Mt. Ararat, naturally the Russian patrol planes came up and flew along side to see that they did not drift across their border. All of a sudden the pilot came on and said, if you look out a certain window to your left you will see Noah’s ark. As different scientists have said though, There no doubt has been an earthquake in ancient times that has caused the boat to slide. One article I read, said, (and this was a long time ago) The whole of Mt. Ararat is a volcanic mountain. Therefore through approximately four thousand years, as earthquakes and the volcanic disturbances did what they do, it would keep pushing this mountain higher. That would begin to change the outer structure and cause breaks in the structure. That is what has happened. The ark has been broken apart through some kind of happening and ninety some feet slid down to another level. That is the way it is today. I just have to say once more, Here, in the end of time, I truly believe God is going to bear witness to this world in such a way it will make a lot of these atheist’s cough up something. Naturally God has allowed Satan to do this to mankind; (blind them to the truth) because there are things in the Bible that a certain generation of people has to fulfill. They were not written to force someone to fulfill them: they were written because God, by His foreknowledge, saw what every person would do. Then we read in Micah 7, how God would deal so profoundly in the last days. Just wait until He starts showing Himself on the battlefield as He did in days of old. He is going to wake up a certain element of mankind and make him realize, and acknowledge, that He (God) still rules the heavens, and the earth, and that He has everything under control, and will have exactly what He wants. Saints of God, listen to me! We are the sons and daughters of the great Creator, the ONE that knew everything anyone would ever do, even before the earth was created; so do not allow yourselves to think the devil slipped up on His blind side and got the upper hand of Him. He has no blind side. He is a sovereign Spirit; and I assure you He has everything running right on schedule. As I said earlier, He has to let the devil do what he is doing, in order to end up with overcomers when this race to the end is completed. What happened before the flood was no surprise to God; but He had to allow it in order to reap the harvest He has purposed to reap when this thing has run its course.

 

QUESTIONS SOME PEOPLE ALWAYS ASK

 

Looking back to the beginning of man’s journey upon earth, some have said, Why did God allow Satan to corrupt mankind in the first place? Others have said, Why did God not just destroy all of that living element before the flood and create a new man and woman? Simply because there was nothing wrong with the first pair He created. If He should wipe the slate clean and start over, His new creation would still have to be tested; because Satan is still around. Furthermore we have to realize that another of the attributes of this sovereign Spirit is that of REDEEMER. He only created in the beginning: from then on He has been working with His creation. Noah was not found to be perfect in his generation because he was as pure and innocent as Adam was in the day he was created: He was called perfect in his generation because God saw in him, something He could work with. His desire was to walk with God. Now when the Bible says in Genesis 5:32, “And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.” That is the first it begins to mention that Noah was five hundred years old before he began to raise a family. It says he begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth. That is not the record, or order of their birth. It is actually Japheth, Shem, and then Ham. In other scriptures following this, Japheth is referred to as the elder, and when we come into another chapter, Ham is referred to as the younger; but the thing we have been calling your attention to, is the fact that Noah waited so long to start his family. Surely it was because of the scarcity of proper females to choose a wife from. I hope you can all see my point: that if Noah had been a pure, genetic seed of the Sethite line, he would have chosen one of his sisters that would have been pure seed also, to be his wife; and he would not have waited five hundred years to do so. The fact is, at this point in time, in Noah and his wife was a representation of the total mixture of what had been propagated by the two lines of humanity from their beginning to the time when the flood came; but by His foreknowledge, God knew what He would do to redeem to Himself a people from their offspring who would love Him and walk with Him; and allow Him to mold them into vessels of honor. The devil gets a chance to test every one of them; but God already knows which one’s will renounce the devil’s temptations and hold true to Him, even before they are born. Therefore I ask you, Why does it seem so strange to some, when we speak of predestination, since that predestination is based upon God’s foreknowledge? God looks ahead. The devil can never pull a trick on Him. If God permits the devil to do something, God is always looking ahead, and knows how it will turn out. That is why, if Noah did not have daughters to give to each one of his sons a wife, which would have been their sister, it was because God meant for it to be that way. It started out brother and sister, brother and sister; and as long as it stayed like that, there was no mixing of the two lines of mankind upon earth. Adam’s line remained to be sons of God; and Cain’s line were part human and part animal. Like I said earlier in the message, There is no way we can pinpoint the exact generation of the offspring of Seth, that first began to take wives from those daughters of Cain and propagate children that had those Cainite attributes in them. Enoch’s prophecy concerning God’s judgment is the first clue we have. That lets us know it started before then; but we have no way of knowing how far back before then. I am persuaded, that by the time Noah was ready to choose a wife there were no pure seed daughters of Seth’s line to choose from; and therefore his sons were faced with the same thing. That is why there were eight souls in that old ark, all with mixed attributes of both lines, carried beyond the flood to repopulate the earth. Every child born to those three sons and their wives stood in need of redemption; but another attribute of God is that of Redeemer; and He has been redeeming those who have been sensitive to the wooing of His convicting Spirit right on through the ages. We are all partakers of His grace and mercy: simply because our sinful makeup renders us void of meriting anything from Him. The Bible says we are shapen in iniquity; and in sin did our mother’s conceive us. It is stated as a personal confession; but it applies to all of us. We read the verse in Acts that tells us we are all of one blood. It is the blood of Noah. Every person on earth today, would have to trace their ancestry right back to Noah. If you believe the Bible to be the word of God, then Acts 17:26 should settle that part in your mind. Notice, “And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation.” Paul was on Mars’ hill, in Athens Greece, (I have been there) before the great Greek Acropolis, a temple built in 1200 and something B.C., a mammoth stone building. Even the Greek engineers back then, knew that to build something perfectly flat, and that long, the human eye has the sense of an illusion. To build it perfectly flat, as long as the floor was, the illusion is that the floor sways in the middle. That is the illusion you get when looking at something in that distance, that is perfectly flat. So the Greek engineers designed that floor which is covered with marble stone, and in the center, from the beginning of this end to the other, there is a gradual rise. At the time they told us how many inches the floor makes a rise, so that when you stand at either end and look to the other end, you do not get the illusion that the flood is sagging. So do not think they did not have smart engineers in 1200 B.C. They did. They did not go to Harvard or Purdue to learn what they knew either. Anyhow Paul was standing up there looking at that monster; and at all the sculptures of their various gods, with an inscription on each one to identify it. There stood the symbol of all the Greek gods; and even one to the UNKNOWN GOD; because they did not want to take a chance on leaving any god out of their scope. The walls of that great structure were constructed between huge columns, and around the pinnacle of each one of those columns is a stone sculptured face of some kind of deity. The Greeks believed in many deities. Paul knew about their ways: so he was moved by their urging him to tell them about this God he had been speaking to the local Jews about; and that caused him to speak as he did. Let us just notice how Paul, through the God-given wisdom he possessed, began his message to those people. (We are in Acts 17:22-31) “Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars’ hill, and said, {Ye} men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. (23) For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, (He had been looking at that monstrosity that stood there before him.)I found an altar with this inscription, To The Unknown God. (That was there just in case there possibly could be a god they did not know about. They did not want to leave one out. In other words, Just in case there is one we do not know about, this is for him. That is really what it meant.) Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, Him declare I unto you. (24) God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that He is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; (25) Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though He needed any thing, seeing He giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; (26) (Watch this verse, it takes you to the hour of Noah and his family.) And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; (We will read these other verses; and then, I want to come back and emphasize once more, what I see in verse 26.) (27) That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after Him, and find Him, though He be not far from every one of us: (28) For in Him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also His offspring. (29) Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device. (30) And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: Because He hath appointed a day, in the which He will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom He hath ordained; {whereof} He hath given assurance unto all men, in that He hath raised him from the dead.” Now let us look again at verse 26, and break it down, (while we look at our chart) In Noah and his wife, is represented all the genetic characteristics of the total mixture Satan had set in motion, when he caused the sons of God to start choosing wives from that line referred to as men in Genesis 6:1. When Noah picked a wife, her genetic background was the same as his. To my critics, let me say, If you insist that Lamech was a pure seed, then it means he had to have a wife of a pure seed. That means Noah was a pure seed: and that he would have been a fool not to have taken one of his sisters for his wife: since he knew how God felt about that mixture. It plainly tells you Lamech (after the birth of Noah) still begat sons and daughters. Naturally I question as to how many daughters he had; because all indications are that the flow of daughters on the sons of God side were restricted; but there would have been one for Noah, if there had been any virtue in him having one of his sisters for his wife. I am persuades though, that Lamech did not have as many daughters as some of those first sons of God had. God no doubt restricted the flow of daughters in that line, after those sons of God began to take wives from that other element. That is exactly why all over the world today in every race, no matter what their color is, there is a man that can choose a wife and have a family of five sons and no daughters. Another man can choose a wife and have five daughters and no sons. Why is that? Because the regulating law reproduction God set in force in the beginning has become all mixed up. When the Bible says in Genesis 6, that Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord, it certainly was not because he was a pure seed. I will have to challenge any critic, concerning what God was basing perfection on, When He caused it to be written that Noah was perfect in his generation. It is because God was not comparing him to Enoch or any man prior to that hour. It is because even though Noah was genetically of mixed makeup, and his wife likewise, God could still see a spiritual quality in him that stood out above and beyond all the others in that hour he lived in. I have to emphasize the fact that Noah was not perfect in the genetic sense.

 

WHY CERTAIN THINGS ARE SELF-EVIDENT

 

What you must take into consideration as you read the Genesis account before the flood, is first the fact that it tells us Noah walked with God. (Gen. 6:9) “These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man {and} perfect in his generations, {and} Noah walked with God.” Naturally he knew what God’s commission to Adam was: (Gen. 1:28) “And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.” Would not a man who desired to please his Creator, take a wife and beget sons and daughters sooner than age 500, if he had been a pure seed, and had genetically pure sisters to choose a wife from? Be sensible, when you get the urge to speak things you have no specific proof of. He was the first born son of Lamech. That gave him all the God ordained rights set forth for the first begotten son. He could have chosen a sister for his wife. Yet he waited 500 years before starting his family. If anyone knows a better reason for this than what I have presented, I would appreciate having it shown to me from a scriptural standpoint. Anyone can make a projection; but if it be of God, it will line up with everything else that is written. There is just simply nothing written that would give any spiritual person any reason to speculate. You have to look at evidence of what is written, and put it together with the evident principles and plan of God which are reflected throughout the scriptures. With the flood of waters, God had determined to cut off the whole corrupt mess of humanity still living; and by the blood of one man who walked with Him, repopulate the earth with people of many races. That is according to His written word: We are not guessing about. Not only do we know that; but we also know this determination was made before the foundation of the world. Also He had already determined the times appointed and the bounds of their habitation. Let me assure you saints, I have no intention of being careless with the word of God. I realize I have a large congregation: not only sitting here in Faith Assembly, but all over the world there are people who trust what I present to them. Therefore I am preaching to you here; and also to thousands of black, yellow, brown and white people in other parts of the world: no matter what color they are. I have to look at all of them from the standpoint of the Bible; because there are children of God in every nation that are my brothers and sisters in the Lord Jesus Christ. I know God, by His divine truth, is making up a body of people that will be represented and characterized out of every race that exists on this planet. Furthermore there is no such thing as the white race being the super race. The white race is not the super race. Well Bro. Jackson, look what they have done. Yes, I know; and I have to say, I have read enough history and other things as well: to know what some white’s have done: both good and bad. If I choose to refer your attention back three thousand years ago, I can recite some diabolical, barbaric things white people did in Europe when they had no education whatsoever. They lived like heathen and treated each other like animals. How would you like to have been in any army and been captured by some of those ancient Gauls, and have your head cut off, the meat boiled off of it, and your skull overlaid with gold, to be set up somewhere for someone to drink wine out of? That happened. I am not making it up. Oh yes, white man has walked on the moon; but I have to ask, What literal good has come out of it? It does very little for me. I am not interested in moon rocks. As we return our thinking to Noah, I say after he waited all that time he finally picked a wife that as far as he was able to judge, reflected what he himself was and stood for. He lived long enough to look the whole crowd over. He picked the best he could find that would represent him in what he saw himself to be. By the time Noah had reached five hundred years of age, according to what God had said to him in verse 3, of Genesis 6, he had 100 years left to build an ark and raise a family. He begat those three sons: and they each one had a different complexion. If you care to go to the Hebrew and see what their names represent, their Hebrew name’s reflected their complexion. Shem the middle man, an olive color. Japheth the elder, a light complexion, and Ham the younger, was a black man: all out of the loins of Noah. Not all black people are the same shade of black. They run from black, to brown, and various shades of color. Right here, is where I draw on my army experience. I have been in the Orient, I have been in the isles of the sea, and I have been south of the equator. I have seen the representation of the various races as they progressed eastward, coming out of the Middle East, out of the land of Shinar. Also, since I have been a Christian I have been in Africa, the Middle East, Egypt, the Philippines and so forth; so let me speak to honor the black race and the various colors. After the flood, they were all in the plains of Shinar, around where the Gulf War was fought, in the area where the Tigress and Euphrates Rivers flow into the Persian Gulf. There is where the heart and cradle of civilization started. When these three sons of Noah chose a wife, do not tell me they, seeing themselves in the color they were, just went out and picked a wife at random. I have to believe that God by His divine guidance, knowing that through the blood of this one man He has purposed to populate all nations under heaven, guided those sons in their choice of companion’s. That takes you back to a point in time just before the flood came. I have to believe each one of those sons, when it came time to choose a mate, sought out a companion that would come closest to reflecting his own human self. You may say, Bro. Jackson, you can’t prove that. I will have to use other scriptures to prove it; but I believe we can substantiate it. When we go into the next chapters of Genesis, the chapters which show you the genealogy of Japheth, then Shem and Ham, we can follow them all the way down through the scriptures and show you they are the progenitors of the various races that have come off each one. Many have come off of them. Those of the Japheth line are all the white races upon earth. However look how mixed up they are in various characteristics, blue eyes, brown eyes, green eyes, hazel eyes, black hair, brown hair, blonde hair, red hair, freckled face, and some so white, they are like celery bleached. I do not say that in a derogatory way: but to prove a point. Your color of skin does not make you anything good or bad. God designed something that made the difference. When Shem began to reproduce his kind, that brought upon the scene the in-between people who stayed in the areas of the land of Shinar, there in the Middle East. After the tower of Babel, when God confused the languages of the people, so that the three different distinct lines of Noah’s offspring no longer spoke the same language, that forced them to move out and expand their scope. God had to confuse their language to make them get out of there and go where He had beforehand determined the bounds of their habitation. God does all things perfect. By His foreknowledge, He saw what the devil was after; and He just simply cut off his endeavors there with that tower designed to reach into heaven. God used that one man and one woman to be the genetic progenitors of the instruments that would father sons and daughters down the line until the whole world is populated to His specifications. He that predetermined their times and bounds of habitation is still in control today: no matter how much it may look like the devil is. From those three sons there came forth sixteen other sons of their various kinds; and even they varied in their individual makeup from that of their father’s. Knowing that, we can see how the earth became populated with such a varied mixture of humanity. You who have studied history in school, no doubt remember that the father of the people of Egypt was Mizraim. How many know what the Hebrew word for Egypt is? It is named after Ham’s son, Mizraim. Your first civilization after the flood was started by him. If you doubt me, I have a Bible dictionary: that gives the Hebrew name of Egypt as Mizraim, who was one of Ham’s sons. They produced the first known culture of present day civilization. That is why, when you go to Egypt today, the true Egyptian man will tell you he is not an Arab. In religious belief, he believes in Mohammad like the great majority of the rest in those countries do; but that itself does not make them Arabs. That is why I have said before, The Egyptian race of people are not Arabs, even though they are Islamic in religious belief. I bring this into the message to help establish the point we are making concerning the population of the nations from the loins of one man.

 

WHERE WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING COMES FROM

 

When you go to the various ruins in Egypt, and when you view those Pyramids you have to ask yourself, Where did those people get the knowledge and ability to build these huge stone pyramids as well as other things? I will remind you that they did not have universities scattered all over the Middle East: where those people could learn how to build the things they built. It is a knowledge they inherited. I have to say, When God told Noah to build a boat, (the ark) He gave him a mental picture of it; and you can rest assured Noah had a brain that understood the picture God conveyed to him. It was just as real to him as the picture God later gave Moses, when He instructed him to build the tabernacle in the wilderness around 1400 B.C., when they were coming out of Egypt. God showed him in a vision and said, Build it after the pattern I have shown you. It is going to be proven, as we get closer and closer to the end of time: that God is able to communicate with His true people. Not one son of God will have to guess about what the will of the Father is. I have to believe God is going to put a lot of this educated human flesh to shame by the spiritual revelation and intelligence He gives His true people: to understand things that will still be a mystery to the educated bunch. God imparts wisdom and knowledge to whomsoever He chooses to work through, whether they are educated or not. The knowledge He imparts to His true children cannot be acquired in any of your schools of learning. I want you to notice what the apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthian Assembly. (1:26-27) “For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty.” That is how Paul described the kind of thing our present day society is plagued with: big-shot preachers and Dr. So and So’s who think they have the answer to everything and spiritually know so very little about anything.

 

FAITH – A POWERFUL FORCE

 

Through the eyes of the world, things look very hopeless; but to those who know how to walk with God in truth there is much to look forward to: because Jesus is coming for us very soon; and also because we know our God is still in control. Just as God was still in control before the flood of Noah’s hour, so is He in control in this hour. He is just exercising His long suffering attribute until His true children are fully tested and given opportunity to overcome. Let us go to the 11th chapter of Hebrews and notice what the apostle Paul wrote concerning Noah, in the hour when wickedness and perversion was all around him. Noah is looked upon as one of the great patriarchs of faith in the days just prior to the flood. Verse 7, “By faith (by divine revelation) Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.” God gave him a revelation, and that is where righteousness was imputed to him, because of his ability and willingness to see it and grasp it. It goes to show, being a pure seed is not what God imputed righteousness on the basis of. Just try to imagine what would have been a familiar scene for the hundred years or more, as Noah and his sons worked building the ark. Think of the people that no doubt came by and said mockingly, What are you doing, Noah? Their questions and mocking did not bother him though; because he had a revelation of what God was going to do: just like we do today. He would no doubt just say, I am building a boat. What for? God is going to send a flood one of these days. What is a flood? Naturally they did not know anything about a flood; but that did not excuse them for failing to take heed: once Noah testified to them. The Bible refers to Noah as a preacher of righteousness: so do not tell me God did not give those people a chance to walk with Him. In 2nd Peter 2:5, we find the apostle Peter referring to Noah in that manner. Notice, “And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly.” We have already read the scripture in 1st Peter; but I want to refer you back to it again: where Peter is speaking of Jesus Christ, hundreds of years after the flood, dying on the cross at Calvary for the sins of the whole world, and how He went into hell to preach to the imprisoned spirits, (the spirits of those people that had lived right on up until that hour just before the flood came, and somehow or other were obedient to the things that basically were right, even though they did not have a testimony that they walked with God: nor did they have much understanding) that they might know what restrained them and kept them from becoming evil and vile like most of the rest around them. It is one thing to be disobedient, and quite another to be outright evil and corrupt to the core. Since there was no written law for them to either obey or disobey, when they died, they went into hell, into that prison place, and after Christ Jesus paid their sin debt, and ours, He went into hell and preached to them. Christ did not preach to the wicked, those that designed all that evil that was going on. He preached to those spirits that somehow or other were affected to the point where they, even though disobedient, did not become altogether evil. They did not understand how or why they were restrained because there was no written law. That is exactly who Christ preached to. He did not preach to any of the wicked: to give them another chance. He preached, that those others might have a testimony as to why certain things happened to them, and they were restrained from going too far the wrong way. It was God’s grace; but they did not understand anything about that back then. Let me read these three verses in 1st Peter 3:18-20. “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: By which also He went and preached unto the spirits in prison; Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.” Yes those eight souls were spared because they did as God had instructed Noah. That man had faith to believe what God said. Therefore he and his sons built an ark exactly to God’s specifications; and took aboard with them all the other living things in the exact numbers according to the word of God: when they were told that it was time to go in. They stayed in that boat a little over a year. Finally the water was abated and the dry land appeared and God told Noah and his sons they could go forth from the boat. The door was opened; and out they came with the various animals that were in there with them. Noah built an altar and offered up sacrifices to God and God was pleased; and once again God says to Noah, Be fruitful, and multiply. Let me just read it, Gen. 9:1, “And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.” Noah never begat any more children after the flood; but his three sons have filled the earth; and according to the word of God every one of them have an evil imagination from their youth. You find that in Genesis 8:20-21, “And Noah builded an altar unto the Lord; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. And the Lord smelled a sweet savour; and the Lord said in His heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.” God reinstated his law of genetics: that those sons and their wives might be able to fulfill His commission to them: to be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth. That meant they would have to give birth to both sons and daughters: so the sons would have wives of their own kind: to bring forth of their kind. In that three pairs of humans lay the different representations of humanity God had determined to have upon earth. You can turn to Genesis 10:2, and read the genealogy of Japheth: who he fathered. He had to father daughters to give to each one of his sons. Shem’s line likewise: He fathered sons; but he had to father daughters also to give to his sons: so they could reproduce themselves. Ham’s line the same, he fathered sons, but he had to father daughters also to give to his sons wives. That was how God designed it: to bring forth the varied races of people in the earth. Yes saints, every living soul upon earth today, would have to trace their ancestry all the way back to one of those sons of Noah: regardless of what color they are. That is the sense in which some say, We are all brothers. That is why the Bible says that God hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation. It is referring to the blood of Noah; and how the bounds of the habitation of his seed have already been determined by the Creator.

 

HOW THE ATTRIBUTES OF SIN SURVIVED THE FLOOD

AND WHAT THEY HAVE REPRODUCED

 

Did God get rid of sin when He destroyed all but those in the ark? some have asked. No. Absolutely not. Those attributes of sin lay right there in Noah’s sons and their wives; and every baby born into the world since then has within its genetic makeup the potential for every evil manifestation carried out before the flood. Let me read you something I have here: that will let you see what this society has become victim of. “Carl S. Chambers of York, Pennsylvania, was convicted of beating an elderly woman to death with an axe handle because she refused to hand over her wallet. The final words of the deputy district attorney to the jury, deciding his fate were, Carl Chambers has taken a life. As the Bible says, and the murderer shall be put to death. (Watch the response) Defense counsel objected. The trial judge sustained the objection, and told the jury to ignore the Biblical exhortation. In a six to one ruling the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in November reversed Chambers death sentence on the sole ground that the prosecutor quoted the Bible in his closing argument. In what is easily the dumbest decision of the year, the court said that the judges instruction to the jury was not enough and that a mistrial should have been declared. The justice sent a powerful message to prosecutors. We now admonish all prosecutors that reliance in any manner upon the Bible or any other religious warning in support of the imposition of a penalty of death is reversible and anyone who commits the error may be subject as violators, to disciplinary action.” I wonder how many Carl Chambers’ there were in the days of Noah? Anyhow saints as man became perverted in his moral behavior, then he filled the earth with corrupt, perverted sexual acts. Men with men, women with women, and listen to this word, incest. Fathers with daughters, mothers with sons. Some five or six years ago Hollywood produced a movie, a young mother with her 19 or 20 year old son. They exploited their behavior and conduct as though it was some big thing to use as entertainment. That is what the devil has been after all along. It says in Genesis 6, “and there were men of renown in that day.” I would like to know what their names were: because the Bible does not call any of them by name. They were the educators, just like this type of characters in our day. Educators, social leaders, politicians of every sort are pushing their perverted lifestyles off on unsuspecting and otherwise innocent people of all ages: right down to the youngest children that go to school. We read in the genealogy of Cain how there were those, they were the inventors and professional players on the harp and flute and that type of thing. Well let us just take a look at our day and hour in this age of Laodicea. My first one is Elvis Presley. When Elvis Presley, in the beginning of the 50’s, hit the scene, the flood gates of hell were thrown wide open. Then followed the Beatles, then Michael Jackson. Now we have Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, and a long list of others: too many for me to name. The world looks upon these human subjects as idols, or role models. They are role models for those who will end up in hell. Well Bro. Jackson, what do you have against Kenny Rogers? He started out as a country singer; but when he began to hit the popular roll, another spirit got hold of him. Now he has already been seen in a certain swanky resort place with another woman. Is that, what fame and fortune is designed to bring one to? From day to day observation, it sure looks like it is. I want to emphasize these things as we go along. I have to say enough, and say it in a way that will give my many brothers and sisters throughout the world, regardless of their race, whether they are black, yellow, red, brown, or black, a true picture of what those mixed attributes before the flood, and after the flood produced. Look in the Bible. Here is the biological background that reflects all of what we are talking about. I just pray that God will help us all get a true picture of what is going on in the world in this hour. Everything we see going on in our society at large is inspired by the devil. You do not find God receiving recognition, worship, and the reverence He once received from the leaders of our country. He (the devil) has pitted race against race, as though that kind of thing is going to make it a better world to live in. The coming of Jesus Christ is the only thing that is going to make it a better world to live in. When He comes, He is coming with that little bride Church the Spirit of God has been perfecting down through the seven Church Ages; and she will rule and reign with Him for a thousand years: until the earth and all of its inhabitants are brought back to the very image of what God started out with.

 

BIBLE FACTS ALWAYS GIVE A TRUE PICTURE

 

After the morning service, a certain Brother asked me to read a particular scripture verse; and another Brother asked me to read a certain other verse: so I just want to say, I am ever so thankful to God that His written word is so uniquely put together. It corrected a statement for me: that I want to take time to explain to you. I have to acknowledge that I was just looking at one passage of scripture, wanting to take that and go on over to the sin of Ham, and then just close the entire subject. However the question is, What is my subject all about? I am trying by the grace of God and the scriptures He brings to my mind to prove that this thing of people saying Noah was a pure seed is not right. There is no possible way that idea could be scriptural. Nevertheless I realize the first eleven chapters of Genesis is so compiled, a verse here, and a verse there, they are actually the keys that become the stepping stones to certain things we are looking at. My statement earlier, (you heard how I emphasized it this morning) was that by the time Noah was five hundred years old he had already begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth. You heard how I emphasized that. I read Genesis 5:32, which says, “And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth;” and then I said, What that really means, is that by that time, he had already fathered those three sons: so they could help him build the ark. That is the way I emphasized it: because I was looking at that one scripture. From there I was just wanting to go on into this other event; but I am thankful to God that He is able to put everything in place when allowed to. I realize now, and I have to acknowledge how I looked at a passage of scripture and it appeared to be a certain way; but there are two other verses of scripture that actually remove my former thought from the picture; and it took two other Brothers, each one with one verse, to put the picture together properly for me. Maybe God allowed this in order for me to make this confession to you. Brothers, whoever you are, overseas or in the states, Do not think you can get so sure of yourself just because you are looking at one verse of scripture. Search all of the scriptures and rightly divide them; because in them, put together by the Holy Spirit, is the complete picture. If we are willing to let God teach us He will make sure we get the right picture. I have to say, Lord, I thank you, that you let two brothers, each one point to a certain scripture, that put the whole thing together the way it should be. When I left here after that, another scripture came to my mind: that just made it even clearer. Like I said, I was just going to pass over it this part and go on: but I cannot; because this is a continual unfolding of the total events of those years prior to the flood, what had transpired prior, and then what began to take place after. It was the two verses of scripture taken together, Genesis 11:10, and 6:3, that opened up the others to me. Open your Bibles to Genesis 11:10, first. How many times have I read these scriptures, but just more or less read them because they were there, not finding them to be relevant to what I was thinking. However now that I see them I realize in order to get a true picture of the line of events and where certain things lay, we need them in the picture. I am thankful what the psalmist David said, “Thy word, O Lord is a lamp to my feet and a light to my pathway.” I wouldn’t trade this Bible for anything in the world. There is not a book of psychology or anything else equal to it. When we can see why Paul would write in Corinthians like he did, how God has hid certain things from the wise and prudent of the world, but He has revealed them unto babes such as will learn, then these passages of scriptures in Genesis, especially in this early phase of time when Moses recorded them are precious to our understanding. This is not the result of an oral, handed-down story. In 1450 B.C., as the children of Israel were coming through the wilderness, God began to deal with Moses in these matters. In that forty years of time, he wrote the first five books of the Bible; and he got his information straight from the throne of God. The first is Genesis. We have to believe God spoke directly to Moses: if we are going to accept this as the word of God; and I assure you of this one thing, I place my total confidence in what I read from this blessed old book. When we read in chapter 10, and it begins to show you the genealogical descent of the sons of Noah, notice it does not tell you how old Japheth was when he begat his first son. It does not tell you how old Ham was when he begat his first son. But since realize that from the line of Shem there came a flow of descent that God eventually began to use, the line through which God has revealed His plan of redemption. Shem was the middle son. It was no longer going to be strictly the first born son that would carry the responsibility before God. It goes to show that from then on it leaves the elder and comes, maybe to the second son. It was from the line of Shem, that God would eventually bring forth the Messiah. Let us just ask ourselves the question, Why was the genealogy of Shem repeated twice? It says here in chapter 11, verse 10, “These are the generations of Shem.” It has already given his genealogy in the 10th chapter, but here it gives a repeat. “These are the generations of Shem: Shem was an hundred years old, and begat Arphaxad two years after the flood.” Arphaxad was his first son: born two years after the flood. That is the only passage of scripture that gives you a fixed point in time after the flood. No other genealogy does. So two years after the flood, Arphaxad was born: when Shem was a hundred years old, and Noah was six hundred and two years old. Noah was six hundred years old when he went into the boat, right? They were in the boat just about ten days over a year. There was no birth in the boat, or ark; but since Arphaxad is the oldest son of Shem and Shem was now a hundred years old, and Arphaxad was born two years after the flood, this would show you, when you have six hundred here, then the flood, the year of duration, and another year beyond that would make it 602, as far as that measurement of time in relationship to Noah and the time he went into the boat. Then you subtract a hundred from that, and it brings you back to right here, (pointing to the graph of genealogical descent) two years after Noah’s age of 500, when according to what we know now, Noah begat Shem. Genesis 5:32 says, “And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.” That means that at this point the sons of Noah were NOT already born: as I had previously stated. That was the time when Noah was to begat his first son and start his own family. They were all born after that hour of time when Noah was five hundred years old. This was the beginning of the total process of what we begin to read about. Therefore from the time Shem, which was a hundred years of age, right here, (pointing to the chart) you subtract that 100 years and that brings you back 98 years before the flood. He was actually 98 years old when he went into the boat with the rest. That shows you how important one little passage of scripture can be. It actually gives us a timetable of the other events relevant to what we are looking at. Let us now look at something else. Japheth, in Genesis 10:21, is referred to as being the brother of Shem, but he is the elder of the three. Now if he is the elder, it does not tell you he was born so many years before the flood; but we have to realize, if he was the oldest of the three, and Shem was born when Noah was 502, then we have to put his birth before the birth of Shem, so where does that bring you back to? It places the birth of Japheth in the period between 500 and 501, as you look at the little chart we are using. Do you understand that? Therefore now I can see why in the two different places it says, And Noah was 500 years old and begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth. You just have to realize that is not the order of their birth. The reason it twice states that fact, is because that is the point in time when Noah was to begin his family. In Genesis 9:24, we find the verse that refers to Ham as Noah’s younger son. It says, ” And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him.” It does not tell you Ham was born two years after Shem or anything like that, it only refers to him as Noah’s younger son. Regardless of anything else, we realize that when Noah was 500 years of age, God having already dealt with him twenty years prior to that time, It was time for God’s plan to be set in motion. I did not realize this morning, when I kept wanting to read another scripture and something just would not let me go ahead with it; and I said I would finish it tonight: that it was God restraining me. I can see now if we are going to walk with God, He has a right to stop us right where He needs to, so we will not get too far from where we need to be. He can cause you to back up and see something that is very important: if you will just not resist his working. Once again I say, If this message is important, to help some people straighten up the way they look at whether Noah was a pure seed or not, then it is important to get the chronology of every detail of it properly fixed; because that is the only way you are ever going to be able to prove to anyone who will allow the scriptures to speak to them, what we are actually talking about. The world of nominal religion today, does not care one way or another; but I am convinced right here at the end time is when God is going to have a few people on earth who will know some things the rest of the world does not know nor care to know. It will not be because they are doctors of divinity, theologians, nor learned people according to world standards; it will be because God so loves them; and He puts a picture in their mind so that they know how to look at their Bible. Let me say it this way, when God gets through with His Bride, showing her by revelation the picture of everything the Bible contains for her benefit, she will be ready to rule with the great King in the Millennium. God is taking things from the written pages of His word and recording them on the table of the heart’s of His true people. That is actually what He is doing. Now the verse of scripture that the other Brother pointed me to, is this verse, Genesis 6:3. In order for me to read this verse, let me emphasize chapter 5, all the way from the descent of Adam through Seth, and all of the first born’s that followed, straight through to Noah’s hour. Chapter 5 exclusively covers the genealogical flow. It does not stop until it ends by saying “And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred ninety and five years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven years: and he died.” I emphasized earlier in the message, that Lamech was 777, three 7’s, when he died. If there is any value to numerology, then we have to believe God so ordained that this man’s total life span would represent that all of what has gone on up to this point in time is complete. After that, there is no way we can look to any of those seed and say, They were perfect, genetic pure seed. It was totally mixed up by that hour of time. As time progressed to this point, God had planned the strategy of how He was going to bring certain things to a fixed point before judgment came; and that is why I said this morning, when God chose Noah and his wife to be the one’s He would use, He certainly knew their lives and that they would continue to fulfill their part of His plan. The verse the other Brother read to me, I have also read many many times without it saying to me what I see in it right now. As I look at it now, I do not have to be afraid to say what I am going to say. Sure, verses 1 and 2 of chapter 6, give us a biography of what began to happen as the genetic flow of chapter 5 begins to progress. It goes back and picks this up, back when it began to take place; but somewhere along the line as that rotten process reached a certain point in time and a certain momentum, God took a look and announced His judgment upon the whole thing. Notice now, as we read verse 3, “And the Lord said, My Spirit shall not always strive with man.” Listen carefully; for this basically was said as it was applicable to that present tense condition of what was going on. It is true according to history, that as God watched certain races, cultures, and civilizations reach a certain stage, He would strike it with judgment and begin to bring it to its end. That is why empires have risen, then faded away. Therefore the Lord spoke to Noah saying, “My Spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also {is} flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.” We certainly do not want to allow ourselves to think that God, through all those prior years, had just folded His arms and closed Hid eyes, so to speak, and waited to find out what would happen, as though everything might turn out alright. There was no written law; but I am convinced person after person began to be dealt with, feeling a restraint, something compelling them to refrain from certain things others were doing. When you read the epistle of Peter, where he got his revelation of the events of that hour, there had to be a reason for such an utterance. It was a revelation that was not even written; but he spoke of how Jesus, when He died, went and preached to the souls of those imprisoned spirits, which were sometimes disobedient in the days when the longsuffering of God waited, while Noah was preparing the ark for the saving of his household. Nothing like that is even written in Genesis; but God, by His Spirit, revealed it to Peter. I will read the verse again. (1st peter 3:19-20) “By which also He (Jesus) went and preached unto the spirits in prison; Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.” When you lay those two verses alongside Hebrews 11:7, it opens up a clear picture of how Noah, somewhere in prior times, was warned of God and built an ark all because of his faith in God. Let us read it, to see exactly how it is worded. “By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.” It speaks of how Noah by faith, moved with fear; but I want to assure you, it was by divine revelation of that which was coming that he moved as he did; because his faith in God caused him to know the Creator would do exactly as He had said He would. He was warned of things that were to come; and while he built the ark he no doubt spoke to many of those other people; because the apostle Peter referred to him as a preacher of righteousness. We just have to realize that the apostles of the New Testament, wherever they touched the events of that closing era of time, had to do it through a flow of a revelation in their spiritual mind; because those things they spoke were not written anywhere. We have their writings to lay alongside that which Moses wrote; but they did not have that written record to speak from. Let me read that verse in Gen. 6:3, again. “And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh:” That is what the picture was, as that hour arrived. Right here, is where Paul picked up in 1st Corinthians, chapter 15, how the first man is earthly, of the earth: but the second man, the Lord of glory, which is the Lord Jesus, is of the heavenlies. What is the difference? Actually Paul is saying, by the time God’s judgment had struck that society, man’s entire senses were taken up with material things of the natural world. Mankind in general had ceased to communicate with his Creator in a spiritual atmosphere. All of their thoughts were of earthly things. They could only relate to that which was of the earth. Well just look at what we have in this 20th century society, in the very hour we are living in. Every race, in every nation, think almost exclusively of earthly things: what can I do for myself today? That is about all you hear on the News Broadcasts anymore: just something for gratification of the flesh. They could not care less about God.

 

THE APOSTLE PAUL SPEAKS

 

Let me read a few verses from what the apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthian Assembly. (1Corinthians 15:47-53) “The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, such {are} they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. (That is, not unless they repent and turn to God with their whole heart’s.) Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, (Hallelujah! We are waiting for our change.) In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.” Let me say this, Those who have a spiritual mind in this day and hour, have their faith and confidence anchored solidly in these last three verses. Whether we are still alive or in a grave somewhere, when that trumpet sounds something wonderful is going to take place; and those who have this hope in them by revelation, in this life, are going to be in that number. The Lord Jesus Himself bore the image of something heavenly. That did not mean His physical appearance was that much different than any Jew that might have been alive in that day: but living on this earth was one man that preferred spiritual things over natural things 100% of the time. He communicated with His heavenly Father in the Spirit. He looked at everything from a spiritual viewpoint, instead of a natural, earthly viewpoint like that generation of Noah’s day. Therefore after 1500 years of watching that element before the flood God said, “My Spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.” Saints I want you to listen carefully to how I say things from here on in the message: for I want you to catch these main points. Where it says Noah was 500 years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth, I know now that this was the time when He started his family. He was the oldest of any of those mentioned when he started his family. We have already pointed out how old each one of the others were when they begat their first son. It tells you in Hebrews, how Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith. Then when you read the last verses of Genesis 6, you see how God told him to build the boat, what size it was to be and everything. Well I am saying all of this to let you know, it was not when Noah had reached 500 years of age, that God then said to him, Build an ark. God had already spoken to him about it twenty years prior to that time. We have this little chart beginning with Adam’s beginning at point zero, to compare the age’s of these first born’s when they begat their first born. Lamech was 182 when he begat Noah. Following on through, we see that Lamech, the father of Noah, died five years short of the flood. He died in the year 1651, from point zero. Methuselah, who lived to be the oldest man ever recorded in scripture, died the year of the flood. He was the sign given to Enoch, his father, that when he is gone, then it shall come. So the very year the flood came when Noah was 600 years of age, and God said to him, Come into the ark: that was the year Methuselah died. Not the same day Noah went into the ark, but the same year, Methuselah died. When Methuselah passed off the scene that cleared the way for God to strike that whole thing with judgment. Now in order for Noah to be 500 years of age when his family started, that would mean Japheth was born in 1556, when Noah was 500 years old. We have a scripture verse that tells us Shem had to be born two years after that; and Ham after Shem. Therefore verse 3, of the 6th chapter of Genesis, had to apply to a time twenty years prior to the birth of Japheth: when Noah was 480 years old. That would have been the year 1536. That is when God looked upon the wickedness and all out perversion in the world and said what we read in verse 3. “My Spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.” This whole thing was designed by God, so in the mind of Noah there would be the total picture. I am going to say it like this, When God began to speak to Noah, it was because Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord: not because he was a pure seed. He saw a certain quality in him that stood out above the average person of his generation. That is exactly why God imputed righteousness to him. I will say this, Knowing that God told Noah exactly how to build the ark, I am persuaded also that God spoke to him and said, Noah: It is time for you to take a wife: for I have a plan for you. I am just as convinced that God told Noah things that were never written and will never be understood unless God sees fit for it to be revealed to us in eternity. As we look at the things that were written, and the Holy Ghost enables us to read between the lines and see the things that transpired, we certainly ought not think Noah went about this thing haphazard, like, driving a nail and thinking, I hope it works, or I believe this is what He said I should do. He knew exactly what God had told him. In the year, 1536, which was 120 years before the flood, God told Noah, I will give this generation 120 years more before Judgment. Noah, I have a plan for you after I destroy this generation. You take a wife. Because from your loins I am going to bring forth a seed by which I will repopulate the earth after my judgment prepares the earth to receive them. When Noah went into the boat that day, he went in with three grown sons. Even Ham the youngest of the three, was no doubt above ninety years of age. Noah did not have to wait until those sons went off to Harvard, Purdue or University of Louisville to learn how to drive a nail. Noah educated those boys. They no doubt knew more at that hour than our average doctor of philosophy knows today when he is 65 years of age. I was reading in the last verses of Genesis 6, where God told Noah, Thou shalt build the boat 300 cubits in length. That is 450 feet long. Thou shalt build it 50 cubits wide. Now if the cubit they give here is 18 inches, that means this boat was approximately 75 feet wide. I believe it was stated in what they showed on Television last night, that as they looked at the ark up there on that mountain they more or less estimated it be approximately 80 feet wide. No one has gone up there yet, and measured it. It will be 30 cubits tall. That is 45 feet. Anyone would know, if you build a box 30 feet long, 8 feet wide, and 4 ½ feet tall, there is no way you can capsize that thing. It can bounce, and it can roll; but it will not capsize. That is because of the way it is designed. When its breadth is almost double its height anyone should realize, There is no way a boat with such dimensions could capsize. The scientists may have a lot of ideas about how impossible it is for a flat bottomed boat to be anything that could be used like that; but when God told Noah how to build it, God knew where that thing was going. It did not have a pilot’s wheel on it; because God was going to be the pilot. It did not have a rudder; because God was the one that was going to steer it where it was to go in the first place. It was not designed to anchor in a port: God was going to park the thing on top of a mountain. You know, the more I think about this, I believe we are entering an era of time when God is going to begin to unfold and take the wraps off of a lot of things that have been mysterious until now, things the scientists and atheists have criticized and scoffed at and such like. Remember, saints, it was in the year 1536 that God spoke to Noah, giving him this information about impending judgment; therefore Noah knew in his heart just how long that generation of people living at that hour had left to live. That is why in Hebrews 11:7 it says, “By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.” When Noah saw the need to take a wife, (like I said earlier) I am persuaded he sought out a woman that came closest to reflecting his own character and view point. My own opinion is, any man or woman that God has given the breath of life to on this earth, should at least try to find a mate that comes closest to reflecting one’s self: and not just be concerned about good looks alone. There would be a lot fewer divorces. I realize this message will go into the black regions of Africa, into the Orient, and many other countries around the world; but I want to remind you of something. If God would have let the devil go ahead and do what he wanted to do, ( and what he was well on the way of doing) we might have all been born looking like (I am going to make you laugh now.) zebras, or spotted leopards. Think of it. How many know what I mean? Therefore since God saw what the devil was trying to do, He chose Noah and dealt with him in a way to put an end to that plan. Not only did he want to mix up the spirit, the soul makeup, he wanted also to mix up the total physical outer appearance. Noah knew from the time God spoke to him: just how long time would last before God’s judgment would strike. Noah’s three sons were born after he had no doubt already started working on the ark; and as they grew into manhood I can just hear Noah as he instructs them concerning the choosing of a wife. Sons: When you feel that it is time to choose a wife, be sure you choose someone who will come closest to reflecting yourselves; because God has a plan for you to fulfill. You have to remember that Noah was moved by God: not only to build the ark, but also to lead his own family into total acceptance of the plan of the Creator. I have to believe when the apostle Paul stood on Mars’ Hill and preached to those Greeks, he had a revelation of the events of Noah’s hour and knew exactly why it was right to say that “God hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation.” Well the flood has came, and God’s judgement had cleansed the earth. It was then time to launch the rest of the plan. The earth had to be repopulated. The fact that Noah never had a daughter, nor never fathered another child after the flood, is proof enough for me that God controlled and completed all the genetic flow in that one man. From that point on, (from the sons of Noah) He began the process of bringing forth the various races that have appeared on earth in process of time. The characteristics of every last one came right from the loins of that one man Noah, who found grace in the eyes of the Lord. Now on the tape, and on the video, listen to me. I say this with respect to every race that God has created. He had a reason. When they began to multiply, they all still spoke the same language that Dad and Mom did. Every last one of them, no matter what the color of their skin, they all spoke the same language. Not one son that was generated from any of these ever fathered a family of children that portrayed any mixed attributes, that is as far as the flesh. There was a white, an in between, and the dark skin, all from the loins of Noah; but they were not all mixed up. If the Bible is right, what I just said is right. Then from each one of these sons came the flow of certain names, you read them in the 9th, 10th, 11th chapters of Genesis in the genealogy after the flood. You see the sons born, then you see there had to be a daughter born of the same parentage, to give those sons a wife to reproduce their likeness. Now keep in mind, before the flood a man could take his sister. At that time, that was not incest. But for a father to take a daughter, was incest. For a mother to take a son, was incest. I want you to catch this. Therefore after the flood that remained the same: It was brother to sister, brother to sister, brother to sister, each begetting their kind. God had set in each one of these the laws that would genetically produce the races He wanted the earth populated with; and from before the foundation of the world, He had already determined this. Well that brings us to another point of discussion which we will deal with.

 

THE SIN OF HAM – WHAT WAS IT?

 

Open you Bible’s to Genesis 9:20. The flood is over, they are back on dry ground. “And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard: And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; (I want to emphasize who it is that is intoxicated. It is Noah.) and he was uncovered within his tent. (which meant he lay there stark naked) And Ham, the father of Canaan, (which was yet to be) saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without. (Watch, the word nakedness there in that 22nd verse) And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father’s nakedness. (That is the third time the word appears. And it says here in the 24th verse) And Noah awoke from his wine, (he sobered up) and knew what his younger son had done unto him.” That is the word that proves to you and I that Ham was the younger of all three sons; and also that what he did was to Noah his father, not his mother. Of course there are various one’s over the world that have jumped so anxiously at this word nakedness and said, Oh, I know what the sin of Ham was: while his dad was drunk he went in and had a relationship with his mother. Saints: There were no children born as yet. This is too close after the flood. I am going to say this without hesitation, If Ham would have used his father’s state of condition to have gone into his mother’s tent and committed an act of incest with her, God would have killed him. That is part of the reason why He killed the bunch living before the flood. Why would He kill all those that did such things up to that hour and then let it start up again before any children are even born? How many get my point? Those that want to interpret this scripture like that go to Leviticus 18. We will start in verse 6. “None of you shall approach to any that is near of kin to him, to uncover their nakedness: I am the Lord. The nakedness of thy father, or the nakedness of thy mother, shalt thou not uncover: she is thy mother; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness. The nakedness of thy father’s wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy father’s nakedness. The nakedness of thy sister, the daughter of thy father, or daughter of thy mother, whether she be born at home, or born abroad, even their nakedness thou shalt not uncover.” This is where I have to read and talk to you very firmly; because to me this chapter gives you a picture. The time is 1400 and some years before the advent of Christ. The Israelites are coming out of Egyptian bondage. God has set forth a law and a rule of statutes, by how man, in his multiplying himself on earth, is going to be governed. Let me say this, When you read the genealogy of Noah’s three sons (and all of their offspring were fathered after the flood) it tells you exactly who they each fathered. You can trace the races that came from each of them. What was the husband and wife setup in those days? It was still the same was as it was right from Adam. It was brother to sister, or brother to cousin, and on like that. It carried on through like that right on into the days of Abraham. The day God called Abraham and separated him, the law that some try to prove things by that took place way back here, had not even been given. I must remind you, Abraham was married to his half sister. You say, Where do you get that? Out of Genesis 20:10-12. Abraham, leaving the land of the Chaldeans took his half sister with him. She was his wife. Remember, we are talking about the father of the faithful, the one chosen of God to set forth exampleship and characteristics as to how faith was to be expressed, observed and cultivated down through time. Abraham was married to his half sister; but in those days that was not incest. I hope you realize that. When God gave him his promised son Isaac, the one through whom the promise made to Abraham was to be carried out, you will remember how Abraham in his older years took his servant aside and made him swear that he would go back to the land he (Abraham) came from and seek a wife for Isaac. Swear to me that you will not take a wife for him of these Canaanites. Let us just read a few verses from Genesis 24: while we are establishing the will of God concerning this matter of when certain things changed. I am showing you that long after the days of Noah it was still the will of God for brother and sister to become husband and wife. Here is what Abraham said to Eleaser: Genesis 24:3, “And I will make thee swear by the Lord, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell. (4) But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.” That is very plain talk. Go to my country and to my kin folks: to find my son a wife. Notice in this next verse how Abraham promised Eleazer that God would direct him in his search. (7) “The Lord God of heaven, which took me from my father’s house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spake Unto me, and that sware unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land; He shall send His angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence.” When Eleazer left that land, he prayed that the God in heaven the God of his master Abraham would direct his footsteps. When he went back to that certain place and came to that public well, he prayed again and said, (12) “And he (Eleazer) said, O Lord God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day, and shew kindness unto my master Abraham. (13) Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water: And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master.” Those men knew how to pray and trust God to do what they needed divine guidance in doing. After a while there came a young girl; and when she began to draw water Eleazer felt led to approach her. He asked her if she would draw him a drink from the well; and her reply was exactly as he had asked the God of Abraham to cause His choice to reply. She drew the water and said, Drink, when you are done I will draw water for your camels also. When she drew the water for the camels, then the servant of Abraham asked her who she was. When she told him her name was Rebekah and what her father’s name was, we find out Rebekah was Isaac’s first cousin. That was not incest. I want you to see this. Then from Isaac and Rebekah came the birth of twins. You can see Isaac and Rebekah in Genesis 24:15, how it goes about. When we come to Jacob and Esau, we know how Jacob tricked his brother out of the birthright, and Jacob in fear of what his brother might do, left and went back into the land where his mother came from. Little did he realize he would end up right at the same spot where Eleazer had met God’s choice for a woman to be his father’s wife. When he saw some herdsmen coming, he waited for an opportunity to ask if they knew a certain man. They said, yes. Is he still alive? Yes. How is he? He’s fine. That was his uncle, Laban, which was the brother to his mother. You know the story recorded in Genesis 29. Jacob was invited to Laban’s house. There at Laban’s house Jacob met Rachel’s sister Leah also, and eventually married both of them. At that time, that was not incest. That was God’s ordained way of causing the earth to be populated.

 

LANGUAGES CONFUSED CHAOS ABOUNDS

 

Before we go to what we are going to read in Leviticus, let me go back to the time when the seed of all three lines began to multiply. They all spoke the same language as daddy and mommy. You can read in one of the chapters how they journeyed from the east and settled in the plains of Shinar, right where the Gulf War took place, just on the other side of the Euphrates, laying next to Iran. They all said, Let us build a city and a tower that reaches to heaven, lest we be scattered abroad. They all spoke one language, yet by this time they were multiplying and representing various races. They represented various races yet they all spoke the same language. When they got so far along with their building project, God said to the angels, Get ready, let us go down and take a look and confound their language. God knew, that to leave them alone they would never have left that area. They would have all stayed right there congested and crowded together. If God beforehand had determined the seasons and the bounds of their habitation, then God was forced to do something to drive them out of there and make them do what they were supposed to do, fill the whole earth with people: not just one little area of it. Think of it, there were all of Ham’s seed, and all of Shem’s seed, and Japheth’s seed: all huddled together there in the land of Shinar. They could all talk together without an interpreter: so they just thought everything was really going their way. Day after day they worked on the tower. Each day when the sun would go down, they no doubt appraised their accomplishments for the day: it was getting higher and higher. I have no way of knowing how tall that thing got before God intervened in the matter. One thing I do know, is that one morning they all came to work as usual and found that a strange thing had happened. For some strange reason they were not able to communicate with each other as before. I suppose they each thought that other bunch had encountered some strange situation. They tried to talk to one another; but it was all so confusing. As I have said before, God did not confound the language in a man’s household so the wife could not even speak to her husband. He did not confound the language of the children of those individual families. God knew exactly the races He had already started. He knew exactly His intent and purpose in establishing the bounds of their habitation and so forth. Therefore when they awakened the next morning, after God’s visitation, family members of individual households could still communicate; but those that went to the construction job soon found a different picture. They tried to talk over what they would each do that day; and before long bedlam broke out. In my opinion, before much time elapsed there were some tempers exploding. I can just hear them screaming at each other, What is wrong with you? Why are you acting like that? We can say this, Each particular race could talk to each other; but they could not understand why yesterday they could all communicate with each other; and today all the rest were just babbling like crazy people. God did not explain it to them: He just did His work and let them take it from there. You can see there had to be a lot of confusion, disagreement, and a lot of tempers exploding that stopped the whole building process. That ended the whole thing. That was time and expenses wasted; but God was not feeling sorry for them; because they were not fulfilling their commission on earth. He divided them up and scattered them from that place by breaking up their language. That was the way He sent them forth into the rest of the earth to fulfill their commission. Just little by little they kept spreading out.

 

CHANGE IN SOCIAL ORDER INSTITUTED

 

Let us go back to Leviticus now; and finish our thought there. Moses was inspired to write this chapter because from that moment on, no Jewish man would be allowed to take a wife from his near kin. The Israelite nation had been in Egypt for over four hundred years and they had multiplied into a great host of people. They numbered into the thousands. When they went into Egypt, in the period of Joseph’s early years they were marrying cousins, sisters, half sisters, and so on and so forth; but now four hundred and some years later God is giving them a set of statutes designed to change all of that. He was setting forth a law in accordance the genetic law that would be in force from then on. From that moment on, man could not take sister, nor half sister, nor cousin, nor a sister to his mother, anything like that. Let us read it in Leviticus 18. We will just read verses 7-8 now, since we have already read some of it. “The nakedness of thy father, or the nakedness of thy mother, shalt thou not uncover: she is thy mother; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness. The nakedness of thy father’s wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy father’s nakedness.” That literally means you will not take advantage of your father’s wife and have relations with her. Right here, is where these fellows get their scripture when they are trying to prove that Ham’s sin was an act of incest; but as I have already said, If Ham had pulled a deal like that he never would have fathered any children into the world: God would have killed him. God had just finished destroying all those who had been living like that; and had kept those three sons of Noah alive to repopulate the earth: so tell me honestly, Do any of you really believe God would have let Ham do a thing like some of these fellows say, and still remain alive to continue on? I say He definitely would not. Now we will read verse 9. “The nakedness of thy sister, the daughter of thy father, or daughter of thy mother, whether she be born at home, or born abroad, even their nakedness thou shalt not uncover.” As I have already said, Back in Abraham’s hour and before, it was permissible for brother to take sister and so forth. That is why he was married to his half sister, and Jacob took two sisters. But notice on down through here: it even goes on and on, establishing this law for the Israelites to live by. “The nakedness of thy son’s daughter, or of thy daughter’s daughter, even their nakedness thou shalt not uncover: for theirs is thine own nakedness. The nakedness of thy father’s wife’s daughter, begotten of thy father, she is thy sister, thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.” You can see as you continue on reading, God had established a law whereby those of close relationship would no longer be permitted to marry. He will no longer tolerate it in that chosen race of people. You can apply that law on this side of the book of Leviticus: but not before. You cannot take that law over to the Genesis 9:21-22, and apply it there. There was no law given in those days. The word uncovered, in verse 21, means exactly that: he was unclothed. Ham seeing his father’s nakedness in verse 22, meant exactly that: he saw him stark naked and began to make fun of him. It was a lack of respect; but certainly not incest in any way, shape form or fashion. There is no need to read any more from Leviticus: I just wanted you to see for yourselves that the Law set forth in Leviticus could not have possibly been applied way back in Noah’s day: for it was God’s ordained way, for a man to take a sister, a cousin and so on for his wife. You just cannot apply one part of a law given way on over here, just because a couple of words are the same. You have to make proper application of the word of God, if you expect to keep out of trouble. Noah did not just suddenly learn how to make wine. They already knew how to make it. Noah just went too far. He drank wine and got drunk and he was lying there in his tent naked: it is as simple as that. You do not have to be a scholar from some Seminary to read and understand a verse like that. I want to illustrate and dramatize something for you; because I know how some of my critics in various places enjoy making fun of Old Jackson. Well at least I can read. Since they want to go to Leviticus and say, That is what the terminology in Genesis 9, refers to, I just want to ask a question. Let us read the scripture again. “And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without.” The point is this, Who did he actually see? His mother, or his daddy? It cannot be both. In the 21st verse it tells us who was drunk in the first place. It was Noah. Who was unclothed, Mrs. Noah or Noah himself? It is Noah himself: He was the one that drank wine and became intoxicated. He was the one all sprawled out in his tent without a stitch of clothes. It was certainly not a case of Ham coming along and seeing his dad completely passed out and then going on into his mother’s tent and committing an incest with his mother. When you read the whole account together, that kind of idea just simply does not fit the picture. The word nakedness only appears three times in this Noah event; and each time it appears, notice what else the verse says. When Ham told his brothers he saw his father’s nakedness, watch what they did. Verse23 “And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father’s nakedness.” I just have to ask the question of my critics, If Shem and Japheth were walking backward, why were they walking backward? Who did they cover with the blanket? Were they heading for their daddy’s tent, or their mother’s tent? Furthermore if it was an act of incest the terminology applies to, why was a blanket even in the picture? I have to ask it that way to cause the rest of you to think for yourselves. They did not cover but one person. Their faces were backward away from Noah so they themselves did not see his nakedness. That is the third time the word occurs. The point is this, What did Ham do? I believe it speaks for itself, if we just do not try to make something else out of it. I cannot tell you how many times in my life time I have heard people laugh at a drunk person’s predicament. It is a fact, drunks do funny things; but sober people do foolish things by exploiting such situations and making fun of the drunk person’s predicament. A lot of people may think there is nothing wrong with making fun of someone like that. I have heard them say, Look at that crazy thing laying in the gutter. Well I will not try to repeat any more of it: all of you know exactly what I mean. I just have to say, When you take advantage of someone’s embarrass predicament just to publicize it, make fun, God will sooner or later point His finger at you. Sure it is wrong for a person to be in such a state; but it is quite another thing when you start making fun of such an one. That soon after the flood, there was certainly no place for such conduct. I say that is all Ham did: just simply make fun of his dad. The other two sons had respect for their dad: they covered him with a blanket in such a way they did not have to look upon his nakedness. At least those two older sons still remembered why God had brought such a devastating flood upon the world in the first place. I have no doubt they could still hear the cries and screams of those who tried to hang on to that boat for dear life when the water was rising. They thought Noah was a fool for building such a strange looking thing of course; but when the water started rising and they had nowhere to go to get away from it, they would have been very glad to have been aboard. You could say, Noah had the last laugh; but him being a righteous man, I seriously doubt that he enjoyed seeing them left there to perish. The agnostics, the skeptics, and atheists can make fun of us today because we want to insist on the Bible being the absolute, unadulterated, infallible word of God when they are trying to discredit it; but I have to believe we will have the last laugh, if we feel like laughing. What I really want you to see though, is that incest was not in the picture. Ham just made a humorous, make fun remark; and his brothers did not appreciate it.

 

CLOSING REMARKS

 

As we prepare to bring this message to a close I want to state once more, Noah was not a pure seed, nor was his wife. When they went into the boat, they carried within their genetic makeup all the characteristics exercised by the wicked society God destroyed. Noah was a witness, that in him was incorporated everything that the devil had used trying to turn God’s entire creation into mere animal-like creatures. However as I stated earlier, God closed the gate on his activities for that present time when He brought the great flood and destroyed all that were not shut up in the old ark with Noah. That is why I have to believe God spoke to Noah 120 years before His wrath came and said, Noah, I want you to choose a wife and start a family. I am going to give them another 120 years; and then I am going to bring this whole generation to an end. It does not give us any information about when he went out and got his wife; but the fact that twice it speaks there, that Noah being 500 years of age, begat Shem, Ham and Japheth, lets us know he waited 20 years to beget his first son, instead of what I said this morning. I was just looking at that one verse and said, That means that by the time Noah was 500 years old he already had three sons ready to start helping him build the ark. I was wrong there, because I was looking at that one passage of scripture without the other verses that nail it down. I can see now, that raising a family was part of what God instructed Noah to do when He spoke to him. He had already purposed to have the earth repopulated by the sons of Noah. Do not fail brothers and sisters, to realize what Satan was after from the very time he inspired the serpent to seduce Eve, the very act that led to all of that evil mess. It was Eve’s son Cain, fathered by the serpent, that produced all those women referred to as the daughters of men in Genesis 6. Through that very act, Satan intended to pervert the whole genetic law God had set forth in His son and daughter: so the entire society of earth dwellers would possess nothing more than animal-like attributes, or characteristics. Was God surprised when all of that started? No, He was not surprised. He knew the devil would do that before He ever created man; but as we have tried to help you see, God was after a family for Himself that had overcome all of Satan’s temptations and avoided all of his traps: so He had to let them all be tested. Therefore knowing what we know, I hope all of you will agree that not all of those first born sons of Seth’s line kept themselves pure and clear of Satan’s traps. Sooner or later, some of them began to do as the unnamed sons of that line were doing; and eventually that brought an end to the pure, genetic blood line of Seth. That is the reason I said, Noah was the climaxing point of that defilement: because even though he was of mixed seed, he still chose to walk with his Creator; thereby causing God to refer to him as a righteous man. You have to realize, that if all of those first born sons had kept themselves clear of that mixing with Cain’s line, there would have been a pure genetic line all the way from Adam to Noah. You may say, I believe they did: but if you do I will remind you that the Bible says Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. Grace is unmerited favor. If Noah had been a pure seed, he would have had no need for grace in the matter of keeping him alive when destruction came. God would have had no reason to destroy him. Do you follow me? Remember also what we pointed out in the beginning of this message: that if Noah had been a pure seed that would mean that he had brothers and sisters that were pure seed also; because the Bible says that after the birth of Noah, Lamech begat sons and daughters. Longevity of life remained in effect right on to the very end in the sons of God line; and I want you to know, God did not destroy any genetically pure sons and daughters of His in the flood. Remember saints, you do not prove a thing like this with only one verse of scripture: you have to look at the whole picture together. However if you only want to look at one verse of scripture, look at Genesis 6:8, which says, “But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.” I believe we have said enough about this; so let me just say concerning the sin of Ham, (the other point of controversy in some places) You who think you can go to Leviticus 18:8, and get a verse of scripture to interpret Genesis 9 with, you are twisting the scriptures. There is no possible way the terminology used concerning the sin of Ham could be interpreted by terminology used in the law laid down by Moses in the book of Leviticus. I will not go back into a full explanation of the difference: because we sufficiently covered it a little earlier. I just want to remind you that God changed the whole order of who man could choose for a wife when He began working with the children of Israel to build up that genetic structure. What He would look upon as incest over in the time of the writing of the book of Leviticus was not incest in the days prior to that: when God had ordained that brother take sister or cousin and so forth, for the purpose of reproducing themselves upon earth. Furthermore God would have killed Ham instantly: if he had defiled his mother at a time like that, when He had just finished cleansing the earth of all such as that. You have to look at all these things before you jump to hasty conclusions. After the flood, repopulation was to come about the same was as it started out: when Seth took a sister for his wife and his offspring did likewise. It was only that mixing of the two lines of mankind, the sons of Seth taking wives from the daughters of Cain, that brought about the conditions God judged with the flood. It was not what Leviticus defines as incest: that God looked at when He spoke to Noah. God took a look at the whole creation and it repented Him that He had even made man. (Genesis 6:5-7) “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. And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.” When God talked to Noah about all of that, and explained to him about the ark, Noah knew he was to father a family; but he did not know he would never father a daughter. If you can look at all of this right, the very fact that Noah never fathered any daughters to give to his sons for wives, proves that genetically pure offspring was already out of the picture. I hope this helps clear up some of the controversy about this subject; and that the true people of God will begin to think more and more about getting ready for the coming of the Lord. This Church has to be without spot, wrinkle or blemish spiritually in order to be ready to meet Him in the rapture. May God bless every one of you. Amen.

Record Of Genesis, Part 1 – 1993, April

Record Of Genesis, Part 1 - 1993, April

Rev. Raymond M Jackson

Rev. Raymond M Jackson

THROUGH THE YEARS, WE HAVE PUBLISHED VARIOUS MESSAGES DEALING WITH THE SUBJECT OF “SERPENT SEED,” AND I AM THANKFUL TO THE LORD FOR ALLOWING US TO SEE THIS VERY IMPORTANT TRUTH. OTHERWISE WE WOULD BE JUST LIKE THE GREAT MULTITUDES OF CHURCH GOING PEOPLE WHO DO NOT KNOW HOW TO EXPLAIN AN AWFUL LOT OF THINGS SPOKEN BY THE SERVANTS OF GOD AND RECORDED IN THE SCRIPTURES. MANY REFER TO VARIOUS THINGS THEY READ IN THE BIBLE AS CONTRADICTIONS: WHEN THEY ABSOLUTELY ARE NOT CONTRADICTIONS. YOU JUST SIMPLY HAVE TO HAVE A REVELATION OF THE SERPENT SEED, IN ORDER TO PROPERLY PLACE THEM. HOWEVER WE DO RECEIVE QUESTIONS FROM TIME TO TIME, FROM PEOPLE WHO READ THE CONTENDER, ASKING, HOW DID THE SERPENT SEED SURVIVE THE FLOOD? WELL THERE IS A VERY SIMPLE EXPLANATION FOR THAT QUESTION; SO I ASK THAT YOU WOULD OPEN YOUR BIBLE’S TO THE 6TH CHAPTER OF GENESIS, WHERE WE WILL BEGIN TO DEAL WITH THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION AND MANY OTHERS. THE QUESTION CAN BE ASKED ALSO, DO ALL OF US HAVE A LITTLE OF THAT SERPENT SEED NATURE IN OUR MAKEUP? YES, IF YOU WILL PAY ATTENTION TO HOW WE SAY THINGS AS WE GO ALONG, YOU WILL SEE THAT EVERY PERSON ON THIS EARTH, HAVING BEEN BORN INTO THIS WORLD BY A PHYSICAL BIRTH, HAVE A LITTLE TRACE OF THE SERPENT SEED GENE IN US. THEREFORE AS WE LOOK INTO THE VARIOUS SCRIPTURES WE WILL USE, OUR MAIN PURPOSE IS TO HELP YOU SEE WHAT THE DEVIL WAS AFTER: WHEN HE BEGAN HIS PLAN OF PERVERSION. ALSO, IT IS ASKED, WHY WAS HE ALLOWED TO BRING ABOUT ALL THE TROUBLE AND CONFUSION HE HAS CAUSED DOWN THROUGH THE AGES OF TIME? WE WILL TRY OUR BEST TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION TO YOUR SATISFACTION ALSO; SO LET US BEGIN BY OPENING OUR BIBLE’S TO GENESIS 6:1-2.

 

We are not going to take the time to go back to the garden of Eden, back to the time Eve had an intimate relationship with the serpent and gave birth to Cain. I believe we have that fact sufficiently covered in other messages. Therefore it should be sufficient to say, Cain’s father was the serpent: the highest species of the animal kingdom. He stood next to Adam in appearance and intelligence. He was Adam’s servant: given to him to do all the necessary labor. Only after the curse, did Adam have to earn his bread by the sweat of his face, and the serpent have to crawl on his belly, eating dust. Before the curse, the serpent had arms and legs and looked more like Adam than he did the other animals. The curse placed upon him for his disobedience, is what stripped him of his arms and legs and made him a crawling reptile. His crawling offspring are still out there; but man has no way of knowing them from the others; and Isaiah lets us know that the serpent will never be restored to his original form. That makes no difference in this message though; for it is his upright offspring that we want to deal with in the first part of our message: those born to Cain and his descendants. (6:1) “And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, (men, in this verse, has to apply to those of Cain’s genetic line.) (6:2) That the sons of God (Adam’s genetic line) saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.” There are some people here and there throughout the world that believe the serpent seed came to this side of the flood only through the wife of Noah; and that Noah was a pure seed. Well let me say right now, Noah was not a pure seed of Adam! It says in the 6th chapter, verse 8, “But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.” We have to realize, Noah finding grace in the eyes of the Lord, has nothing to do with him being a pure genetic descendant of Adam, because there are certain things that are very evident in the structure of this whole thing, things I think you will understand as we go on. I had this chart drawn up mainly for the purpose of showing that somewhere over in time, as the two lines began to intermarry, (if we can use that terminology) it eventually caused the pure seed line of Adam to run out. In other words, There came the time that every child born had genetic attributes from the serpent in his or her makeup; and it is still like that today. That is where all the trouble in the world comes from. Adam the son of God, did not have the attribute to commit murder in his makeup. Neither were there any characteristics of hate, jealousy, dishonesty, nor any of those unchristlike attitudes and manifestations we see in the world today: in Adam’s pure genetic line. I cannot tell you exactly where in time the two lines began to mix. Nor can I tell you exactly where in time the pure seed ran out. I just know from the scriptures: that it did. There were no pure seed of Adam on the Ark that brought Noah and his family across the flood. This red line on the chart represents the descent of Cain. The blue line represents the descent of Adam through Seth coming on down through time. The merger, represented by the red and blue lines running together, causes us to realize what it is talking about in chapter 6. As the two lines begin to overshadow, we reach a point in time, that the blue line is completely out of the picture. We can be safe in saying, That the red becomes the dominant picture. There is no way you can illustrate this and bring it down to the mere individual human person that lived in that time. We have no census in the Bible, of the world before the flood. We do not know what the population was. It is recorded, that after the birth of Seth Adam begat other sons and daughters; but it gives no names: nor does it say how long they lived. We realize also, that every one of them, as long as they took a brother or sister for a mate, also brought forth true sons or daughters of Adam, which were sons and daughters of God. We know how long Adam lived, we know how long Seth lived, and we know how long all the other first born sons lived, of the first ten generations. All of those first born sons begat other sons and daughters except Noah. He begat three sons, but no daughters. For the benefit of you who see the chart behind me on a video tape, the numbers by each first born son represent the number of years that man lived before he begat a son. One thing we do notice, from Adam down through Mahalaleel there was a gradual descent in the number of years each one waited before begetting a son. Down through Mahalaleel they chose companions younger and younger; but the son of Mahalaleel waited 162 before he took a wife and begat a son. Then he begat Enoch: which was the seventh from Adam. It tells in the Epistle of Jude, that Enoch the seventh from Adam, prophesied in his day concerning the judgment of God, “Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of His saints, To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.” This prophecy lets us know that something was going on in the days of Enoch, that caused him to give such a prophecy. He could see what was happening; and he no doubt became very concerned about the end results of such a mix up. That caused him to walk close to God; and the time came that God just took him on out of the world: like He did Elijah later. Please do not misunderstand me: Not all of those sons and daughters up ahead of Enoch were becoming mixed; but there were enough of them to cause Enoch to be very concerned about the end results of such a mixture. Then later on, as other took wives from that Cain line, finally the pure seed line faded completely out of the picture: showing that by the time we come to the hour when Noah began to stand out, all flesh was corrupt before God, and violence was the order of the day. In Gen. 6:11-12, you see why God had determined to call a halt to the whole thing. “The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.” Noah is the tenth generation from the beginning. It says in the scriptures Noah was 500 years old and he begat Shem, Ham and Japheth; but there is no record of him fathering any daughters. Neither were the three boys born at the same time. While in the record it is written Shem, Ham, and Japheth, yet if you analyze the scriptures that follow, where it deals with each one, Japheth is the elder, Ham is the younger, and Shem is the one born in between. Then we might ask ourselves, Why is Shem in the forefront, why is he mentioned like that? It is because after the flood, we can see that the birthright, the heritage of the revelation of God is instilled in Shem’s line. Through the line and descent of Shem came Abraham, who God chose of that Shemite descent to be the guardian of certain truths, and the one through which God would keep the revelation of His existence, His deity, and His oneness alive, down through time. We need to take note of that for reference later on.

 

A LOOK AT THE HISTORY OF THE GENES OF MANKIND

 

We are entitling this message, “The Record of Genesis,” because a lot of people pick up the Bible and think that is just a name, not even realizing what the word Genesis pertains to. It has different meanings; but when you look at Webster’s dictionary, it first refers to it as the first book of the Bible; and then you find that Genesis in another meaning, refers to the history of the genes, or hereditary traits. When you take that word and break it down in actual word, gene or genetics, you get the whole picture. I will read what the dictionary reveals. It is the branch of biology study that deals with heredity and all its characteristics. The gene is that part of cell life in which chromosomes are incorporated. In these chromosomes are all the characteristics, representative of the predecessor. No saints, it was no accident that the first book of the Bible was named GENESIS; because it is actually a history of the genes, or genetics of mortal mankind upon the face of the earth. The Creator instilled this law of reproduction in such a way that whatever the nature, characteristics and such like of every species was to be in time, the flow of the genes through the reproductive factors down through time would bring out all these things that make one different from another. We can say when God created Adam, he was the son of God and he had a perfect nature. God instilled in him everything He wanted to see manifested in the lives of His human family in the generations to come. Remember when man was first created as a spirit being, God said to him, Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth. That was the man’s foremost commission on this planet; and even though he failed to conduct himself according to God’s instructions and had a curse to deal with, he still had that commission to fulfill. Therefore we are going to take the book of Genesis and deal with it; and try to help some people who have trouble seeing the picture as it is. I have a few things written down and we will go through them real fast; but I want to be sure to get them in. The first chapter of Genesis gives you a record of how God dealt with the earth in restoring it back to a state of usefulness from its void state. Genesis 1:1 says, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” I believe that with all my heart. I have no problem with anything the scientific world discovers. None of what they discover changes the fact that God created the heaven and the earth. Well verse 2, says, “And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” From that point He began to speak the word for various manifestations that brought the earth out of its void condition and restored it back to a habitable condition. In the conclusion then, God made man, a spirit being, in His own image and likeness. Chapter two shows how God dealt with that man He had created; and how God planted a garden, which was actually paradise, that little bit of heaven placed geographically in the Middle East where the geographical descriptions are already mentioned in the book. An animal kingdom was brought into existence. The third chapter is the record of what took place in that garden of paradise. The man was faced with a choice and he made the wrong choice. Because of that, he was driven from that beautiful realm of paradise. Chapters four and five deal with the genealogical flow of both the Cainite line as well as the Adam line through Seth. It plainly tells you in chapter 4, that after Cain and Abel, the two sons born to Eve outside the realm of paradise reached a certain age, they were both given the opportunity to express their devotion or recognition back to their Creator. To do that, there had to be a sacrifice offered up to God on the part of each individual; and they both did that. From that point on, events began to take on a drastic change. God accepted Abel’s offering; but rejected Cain’s; and that caused animosity, hostility on the part of Cain. That animal nature from his father’s side (The serpent was his father.) began to be manifested. We call it the serpent seed nature; but through this message, I am going to refer to it from time to time as the animal characteristics; because that is what the serpent was, an animal. He never was called a man. He is called the serpent. He was the highest form of the animal kingdom that God had made. He was the most subtle. The most intelligent is what it really means. When God created the original serpent, He created him to be a help mate for the man He put here on earth. If we look at it right, man could have said to the serpent, whatever name he might have given to him to distinguish him from others, We will do such and such today; and it would have been the serpent’s role to supply the labor. Think about it, If that was the serpent’s role, we have to realize that God created that creature with certain mental capabilities to understand the environment of earth, and to know what he was going to be able to do. He was not to be an animal trained to do something against his own nature: if you can catch my thought. Man can train a chimpanzee to ride a bicycle; but in his natural habitat, a chimpanzee is not looking for a bicycle to ride through the jungle. I have seen how man has trained these chimpanzees and also baboons to smoke a pipe; but you do not find them in their natural habitat looking for a cigar to smoke. That is just simply not something his natural instincts call for. I illustrate this in this way, to say to you, The serpent was not a creature that had to be told what carrying a bucket of water meant: if there had been any need for such a thing. He has all the capabilities to know exactly how to carry out the role God created him for. If we can see that, then we can understand why the devil, behind the scene, watching God’s program being put in motion, would want to do something to try to wreck God’s plan, turn it off course, and bring it to naught. The devil could not do what he wanted done; so he enlisted the help of Adam’s servant the serpent: to seduce Eve and cause her to bear a son that was half animal. No saints, you will not find this spelled out in detail anywhere in the Bible; but all the pieces to this picture are certainly in there: for the Holy Spirit to reveal to whomsoever He finds ready to receive them. However let us continue with the ground work for our message. Chapters 4 and 5 give you the genealogical flow of both the Cainite line after the death of Abel, and the Seth line, which is Adam’s next son that we find recorded in the ending of chapter 4. Chapter 5 gives you the genealogical descent of Seth, right on up to Noah. Of course we want to get to Noah to deal with our thought; but we need to get a couple more facts established before going on. Going back to the time Cain slew Abel and God has confronted him, you could say that God has judged Cain in a certain sense; for chapter 4, verse 16 says, “And Cain went out from the presence of the Lord, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.” Just think about it, Adam and Eve had already been driven from the paradise realm. This proves that the little bit of heaven God had placed in a certain geographical area of the earth had been lifted. In other words, Right in the very geographical area of the earth where Adam and Eve had walked in the very presence of their Creator, they now had to go about their every day activities knowing the presence of God would no longer be there as before. They were not driven out of Eden; they were just simply denied the privilege of access into the spirit world. They became earth bound creatures dependent upon their five senses. Furthermore no one has ever been able to press into that heavenly realm by his or her own will since then. Anyhow the two sons Cain and Abel, were born in the same geographical area where Adam and Eve had been all along. They knew all the natural habitat of that area; but the fact that Adam and Eve were driven from this beautiful realm, lets us know that man can only relate to the natural realm, the earth itself. Then we find that Cain, after he slew Abel and God dealt with him, went out from the presence of the Lord. What does that mean, since God’s abiding presence had already been lifted from the Garden? It simply means Cain wanted to get completely away from everything that even reminded him of the days when he and Abel were growing up together as young boys. People are like that: once they mess up their lives by some wrong deed, they like to get as far away from everything connected with their former days as they possibly can. They cannot stand to be reminded of their failures. Where did Cain go? He went and dwelt in the land of Nod. Where would Nod be? On the east of Eden. All you have to do is look at a map because the Tigress and Euphrates rivers set the boundaries of the eastern portion of the garden of Eden. It means he went off into that part of the world which today is referred to as old Persia, Afghanistan and so that area. There, in that realm he felt like he was away from God. He did not have to live daily with convictions that tormented him. He went to a place where he felt he could do as he pleased, when he pleased, and not have to be concerned about the outcome of his actions. Actually he did not care very much about right or wrong; because his spirit makeup, at least much of it, was animal like in characteristics. No I am not saying Cain was an animal; but he did have that animal, serpent seed characteristics in his makeup which were given to the serpent by the Creator to make him completely adaptable to the earth. He was created to be a servant to the sons of God. Some may ask, Did the serpent resent that? Let me answer this way, None of God’s creatures knew anything about resentment and jealousy until after Satan began to work with them. The serpent was a tool in the hands of the devil. Well what was the devil after? He wanted more than anything else to defeat the plan of God. That is still his avowed purpose. When you read Isaiah 14:14, you find that he said, “I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.” That is why God cast him down from his former estate in the first place: because of exalting himself; so he knew he could never have any success in fulfilling his plans, unless he could devise some kind of a plan to pervert and bring to naught the plan of God for His human family. Satan wants to be worshipped; and we are living in a day and hour when an awful lot of people are worshipping him in one way or another; but God’s little bride Church never will. Nevertheless what we see going on out in the world around us, the killings, rapes, child abuse, hatred and hostility are all a result of what the devil used the serpent to start six thousand years ago. Through the centuries of time violence of various sorts has had its high points in certain places; but we are getting close to the end of this age; so the overall conditions of society in general are destined to deteriorate steadily until the words of Jesus are fulfilled. “And as it was in the days of Noe, (Noah) so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.” When we hear the news every morning, someone has been shot, molested, abused, terrorized, all over the world crime is on the increase; and behind it all is that same old instigator, Satan. Naturally one could say, What could have been going on in the days before the flood that is not going on right now? Well when you look at the acts of crime and violence in the world today you have to say, Nothing could have been worse. The only thing that makes it different is the overall scope of what is taking place. When society at large takes on the same attitude as those in Noah’s day, God will see that their cup of ungodliness is full; and that His word is fulfilled; and He will judge it. Notice two verses from the 6th chapter of Genesis: how God viewed those before the flood. (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. (6) The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.” Every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. That is how God saw that wicked society before the flood. Yet He was long-suffering. He waited all that time while Noah built the ark: before He judged them.

 

THE DEVIL’S VESSEL AND HIS SEED

 

There are various things we are going to feed into this message as we go along; because I want to answer as many questions as I possibly can for those who have written or called to ask about certain things they did not understand. We can ask ourselves the question, Why did Satan choose to attack the plan of God the way he did? When the devil brought the serpent into the garden and inspired the serpent to approach Eve like he did, I want to remind all of you that he, being a spirit being also, knew the laws of reproduction. He knew all about the genetic flow; so he knew what move to make in order to inject something into humanity that could eventually become a tool in his hand: for the purpose of polluting the whole thing. That is why he approached Eve through the serpent. He considered it a master plan. The serpent was not the devil: as some have been guilty of saying. The serpent was the most intelligent and the highest form of the animal kingdom. Physically, as we have already stated, he had a makeup that greatly resembled the body of Adam. I would never go so far as to say he was as handsome as Adam; but from a distance they no doubt would have looked very much alike. We can actually say he was more a creature of strength and endurance, created to fulfill the earthly tasks for his master Adam. The intelligence the Creator had placed within the serpent was something Satan knew he could use: if he could just get him to deviate a little from his usual duties. Satan himself could not approach Eve: he needed a vessel to work through: so he went to work on the serpent, giving him the thought to seduce Eve. You have to remember, The serpent in his original form had vocal chords; and was very capable of carrying on a conversation such as is recorded in Genesis 3:1-7. You do not have to think of that conversation being between Eve and a snake hanging down from the limb of a beautiful apple tree: as most of traditional church going people picture it. That is so pathetic. It is no wonder the atheistic, scientific elements of the world make such laughingstocks of them: they do not have a clear picture of what they try to stand for. Those educated evolutionists come on so strong with their denial of the creation story in the Bible: simply because they find so much evidence of habitation on this planet millions of years ago. That is why they claim we are the gradual descendants of a long process of evolution: simply because they can go way back millions of years with what they base their beliefs upon; but we do not have to: because we know the truth about those things they are finding. We are fully persuaded, by the Bible account of what is commonly referred to as the creation story, that our genealogical beginning only dates back somewhere in the proximity of six thousand years. That in no way disproves what they are finding in the crust of the earth: it just reaffirms the fact that what is referred to as creation, pertaining to the earth itself, is in reality restoration of something that was created in the eons of ages past. Science is always looking for the missing link between man and the highest form of the animal kingdom; and the very fact that they will not believe the Bible record keeps them from finding it; because the serpent, in his original form was that link they are looking for. God stripped him of his arms and legs and put him out there in the reptile family to crawl on his belly. Let me remind you also, The serpent was not a carry over from the Ice Age. No. He was not some smart cave man that ran into a cave when it started getting cold, and went in so deep and had enough food in there that he kept himself in existence for how ever many thousands of years the Ice Age lasted. Neither was he something that was frozen instantly, like our scientists are wanting to freeze humans today, and keep them for a thousand or two thousand years until they get the discovery of how to cure the particular disease they are dying with; and then inject them with their discovery and let them live forever. No saints, when God judged that ancient, prehistoric world, everything that looked like man perished with everything else. That is why they find their bones in caves, in all kinds of graves and scattered to the ends of the earth. That was the end of it. When God made Adam, and his animal kingdom, many of those animals were miniature replicas of those that were destroyed. I hope you know what I mean, replica? Many lizards that are small today, are literally replicas of something that was a huge monster in the prehistoric hour of time. My point is, When God created Adam, and gave him an animal kingdom, He gave him an animal kingdom that he could relate to, one that he could be in control of. If we still had the dinosaurs today, I seriously doubt that this modern man could control them. On the other hand, the elephant, even being as huge as he is, man is able to control him. God willed it to be that way. Mankind today controls the animal kingdom: they just have to do much of it by force. As for the serpent, we just have to accept the fact he was the highest form of intelligence among the animal kingdom given to Adam to rule over. If the devil had left him alone, he never would have approached Eve the way he did. Naturally though, the devil knew God told Adam and Eve to be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over every other moving creature; and he knew the process of reproduction; so that is what caused him to devise the plan whereby he would use the serpent to upset the whole process. That line of mankind that was half animal and motivated by the devil, was not about to walk with the Creator. God placed enmity between the seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent. The dictionary definition of enmity is deep-seated hatred or hostility; and that enmity remains even today. Eve never had any pleasant thoughts about that serpent, knowing what he had done. The question is asked me many times, Bro. Jackson, did the serpent have a wife. He absolutely did. He had the same responsibility to multiply that Adam did. Therefore God had to give him a mate also. People also ask, Where did Cain get his wife? She had to be his half sister: a daughter of Adam and Eve. Well, Bro. Jackson, I just cannot understand why God would do that. Why would He even allow Cain to reproduce, knowing the kind of fellow he was? There are a lot of things you and I will never understand as long as we allow our mind’s to run in that kind of channel. Keep in mind, God had a plan; and all of what you see going on is part of His plan. The devil did not catch the Creator off guard and put something over on Him. God knew what he would do; so He just incorporated the whole process into His overall plan. That is why the Bible says Jesus was as a Lamb slain before the foundation of the world. It is the responsibility of every child of God to try to understand His plan and do their utmost to flow with His plan. If there is something you do not understand, do not question God. He will reveal it to you in due time. Let God be the boss. If we give Him first place, everything will come out all right. All of the plan of God is right on schedule. To us, it looks like everything is out of control; but God knows every move any of us will ever make. Over in the land of Nod, where Cain went, there was no restraint. There was no written laws. When you read in the 4th chapter what began to develop as Cain’s line began to multiply, it was not very long until there was a man of that line, a man with the same name as Noah’s father, that had two wives. It even gives the names of his two wives. In this land of Nod, he was forced to kill a man in self defense. Cain slew a man out of jealousy; but this man slew a man in self defense. In reading the Bible account of both lines you begin to notice certain things that stand out. Cain’s begat a son, named him Enoch, built a city and named the city after his son. We find also that Cain’s line produced inventors and craftsmen of many sorts. They knew exactly how to go about the melting and shaping of brass. Where did that knowledge come from, you say? It came from the serpent. As I said, the serpent had in him all the earthly knowledge by which to carry out his earthly job he was created to perform. He was not a creature to be found walking around saying, I don’t understand this: What am I supposed to do here? If he was the most intelligent, the most subtle, you have to realize the Creator had created him and given him a an intellectual capability to fulfill everything Adam, who was to be the ruler, would ever tell him to do; so that intelligence in earthly matters came on down through Cain’s line: because the serpent was Cain’s father. It is just that simple. Not only were there craftsmen and inventors in that line: some of them became skilled musicians also. It says nothing about any of Seth’s line being musicians; but I want to remind you of something you need to keep in mind. Music is very much in the program of God. How do I know that? Because when you read the Bible you find it to be so. In the book of revelation, you read of golden harps in heaven. If there are golden harps seen in heaven, then I know music has a place on earth within the lives of God’s family. That is confirmed when you read the Psalms. As for why the scriptures speak of those Cainite creatures being skilled in the harp and the organ, you just have to realize Satan has always had a parallel for everything God has: only his version is always perverted. You are living in a world today, that really rocks and rolls. The thing about it is this, The Spirit of God in true believers just simply cannot tolerate that satanic beat in much of the music of this present age. You just have to know, If God has a music and a way He wants to be worshipped with it, the devil has a counterpart and it is always a perversion. Since Satan’s real aim is to have the majority on his side to crowd out what God is doing, we can see why there began to be the very roots of what music, in some secular realms has actually been down through the centuries of time. I noticed on a little tabloid magazine the other day as I was going through the check out line of a store, A woman claims she has been healed of throat cancer because of licking one of those Elvis Presley postage stamps. She licked it to put it on a letter; and now she claims to have been healed. Brothers and Sisters, we are living in an hour when the devil is coming on the scene in all his power. If there is not already, there will no doubt be an Elvis Presley religion very soon. All of this just serves to show us how Satan has influenced the mind and spirit of modern mankind. The devil can wrap people around his finger and lead them off into any kind of cultish allegiance, just by exposing them to some kind of excitement, something that appears to be a miracle. All of that sort of things can be traced all the way back to the 4th chapter of Genesis: where it records that which was taking place among Cain’s descendants over there in the land of Nod. As time moved on and all those characteristics begin to be manifested among the Cainites, polygamy, killing in self defense, the inventions, the various works in brass and things of that nature, as well as the music, not one bit of it was done in any fashion or form to please or glorify God. Why? Because Cain left Eden to dwell in the land of Nod, to get away from God. They did not want to be convicted or reminded in any way of anything that was wrong. Since there is no book written, there they are left to reproduce, multiply, grow, invent, do anything and everything they choose to do without any interference. Then when Satan had, through the genetic flow of Cain’s line, brought about certain characteristics which flow and manifest through the flesh realm, he began to bring on another creature. With this other creature he was going to take another stab at God.

 

SATAN’S MASTER PLAN IN EFFECT

 

To get the whole picture fixed in our mind’s of the route Satan took trying to out-do the Creator, we have to look at chapter 6 and pay close attention to how it is worded. Chapters 4 and 5 give the genealogy of both sides multiplying on earth, and chapter 6 goes back and picks up the story at a point in time when Satan was allowed to make another move trying to thwart the plan of God. I can truthfully say this, If the events recorded in chapter 6 had never happened, and the two lines would have always remained separate, then there would be two different kinds of human beings here on earth today; and no one would have any trouble telling them apart. One would automatically live pleasing to God from birth: with imputed death being the only thing to think about. Satan was not content to let the picture rest like that though: he was out to do something far worse than just breeding up a line of humanity that had no thought about ever pleasing the Creator. This lets us know why Paul would write like he did in Ephesians 1 concerning the foreknowledge of God. Before the foundation of the world God fore knew all about Eden, all about Satan, and all about what would take place in the garden. He knew every creature that would be born on the face of this earth, and His actions were all based on His foreknowledge. When we look at this thing, the flow of the genes, what Satan was doing in the land of Nod, he was absolutely interjecting into the spirit of this human like creature, which was Cain’s line of men, attributes that were evil and therefore displeasing to God. I think of it in this fashion, As that line began to multiply over in the land of Nod, a place without any restraint or conviction, those men were no doubt just like a lot of what we see in the world today: a woman to them was just for one thing, sexual pleasure. Aside from that, they were ready to knock their head’s off, curse them and terrorize them. In my childhood, I never remember hearing of a man ever hitting his wife. I have heard the older ones say something like, Mr. and Mrs. So and So don’t seem to be getting along very well; but I never heard of any man hitting his wife. Even though a lot of people never did darken the door of a church building, our society in former days had been molded after an early Christian principle. When our forefathers began to land on the eastern shores of this new world, they set up that kind of standards for society to be guided by. It is true, there were cut throats that came here too. There were adventure seekers, some as mean as snakes; but they did not have a part in establishing principles. I have read about the puritan influence among those forefathers that left the old world to get out from under the control of the old religious state system. It was absolutely a shame for a man to be guilty of hitting a woman. There was a time when those early settlers would take it upon themselves to investigate, if they even heard that there was a family where the wife or a child was abused by the father. If they found it to be so, they went and cut some switches and tied them in a bundle and laid them on the man’s door step. Did you ever read of this in history? I have. What was the purpose of that? They laid the switches on the man’s door step with no note attached. When he saw those switches, that was a message to him that the community knew all about him. If he did not straighten up and do right, sooner or later the community would take matters into their own hands. There were cases recorded, where they would come and use those switches on a man. Of course our modern society would say, Oh that is so primitive, and it may very well be; but it kept a lot of things out of the court room. If we were permitted to have a little bit of community discipline in our day and time, and it could be administered with wisdom and the right principle and motive, we would not have all of this lawlessness you see in the world today. Just remember my comments, and let us read a few verses of chapter 6. “And it came to pass, (after a period of time which would have been many years) when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, (The word men used here, has to pertain to those of Cain’s lineage. I want to say for the sake of denominational critics, It matters not how much Hebrew or Greek you know, this word men used here does not imply that these were sons of God. They were men, yes, but that is all you could call them. Certainly they did not descend from Adam. They were descendants of Cain. You distort the whole thing, if you try to make them anything else.) That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.” I am going to ask you this question, Will you agree with me that in order for daughters to be born from this line of men, there had to be females already reproduced in that realm? Why does this stand out in this verse? What about it, that stands out like this? It just goes to show that when a certain point in time came, Satan began to use that younger generation of Cainite female creatures. Naturally you would not be able to go to a library and get a picture or book that would describe them; but if you want to see first hand what they were like, all you have to do is go to just about any of the larger cities, and when the sun goes down and darkness takes over the City, there are certain streets that are known for all sorts of evil deeds. You find one of them and from nightfall to daybreak, the streets are lined with half naked prostitutes, queers, and perverts of every description. They will not sew, they will not cook, they want no part of being a mother: They are out for just one purpose. They are out there to use their bodies any way they need to: to get what they want momentarily. You can drive through certain streets of Louisville, Kentucky at certain times of the night, and you will see some of those daughters of men parading themselves around. It matters not what race, color or creed they are of, they are all led and motivated by the same spirit. I want to make another point also. When it says in Genesis 6:1, “And daughter were born unto them,” talking about the men of Cain’s line, it really points to a time when there was an explosion in the genetic flow of that reproduction; and there were a lot more girl babies born to them than boy babies. Of course there are people who will say, That is merely an assumption. Well to you it may appear that way; but you have to realize, If everything had been kept in balance between boy and girl babies born, those women would have had no reason to put themselves on display before the sons of God, (Seth’s line). This was all the work of the devil; but God allowed it. Some people have such a hard time understanding why God would allow Satan to do all the things he does: if God knew ahead of time how it would be; but that is the perfectness of the plan of God. He has it designed in such a way that when it is all over, those that are His will shine as the brightness of the sun; because they will have been tempted and tested by all of Satan’s evil devices and chosen to be true to God. That way, Satan will never have any reason to accuse any of them to their Creator like he did Job; because He allowed Satan to test every one of them with all he had. That is why when you read the 20th chapter of Revelation, you see the devil being allowed to test all of those born in the Millennium era while he was chained up. God will allow no one to enter into that eternal age that has not overcome the devil’s temptations. God knows what He is doing and what He is after, it is just that we mortals do not fully understand His long-suffering grace. He is in no hurry. He is not going any place. Therefore when He finally has His foreknown family gathered into eternity, all dwelling in immortality, all will be clean and pure. That is what God is willing to wait seven thousand years for; because He does not dwell in time. Time is in Him. I hope this little explanation will help you see why God is willing to let the devil have as much room to operate as you see him have. He is really an instrument in the hands of God; because he can only do what God allows him to; but what he is allowed to do puts every living soul to the test: so they have to decide where their allegiance is. One thing is sure, The things we see every day sure makes us realize we live in a world full of hate. We live in an environment of hate, lust and greed; and every sort of perversion the mind of mortal mankind can possibly think of; so what would make anyone even dare to think the serpent seed no longer exists? Surely no one in their right mind would think the sons of God are the ones responsible for the condition the world is in. No. The devil really thinks he has everything going his way though; because so few people really do know the truth about how all this evil got started in the first place. I just have to remind you, When those daughters of man (from Cain’s line) began to parade themselves before the sons of God, I assure you they did not come from the land of Nod dressed like saintly, godly women. They came from the land of Nod looking like what you see parading the streets of America in the heat of summer. They will have on just as little clothing as they can possibly get by with. Each one is out to show their legs and as much of the rest of their body as they can. You hear them boast: I am proud of my body. That is how most of them feel about showing their nakedness. I saw on TV where they were interviewing this certain woman; and I could hardly believe some of the things I heard her say. She is a model; and was testifying of how much she loved God, and how she felt like she was glorifying God by being that kind of sex model. I thought to myself, How blind, dumb, and spiritually ignorant can human beings be, to sit and listen to such a testimony and then publicize it on TV? A person like that is just another tool in the hands of Satan; but there are always those who will fall for something like that. If you ask me, a lot of people give God credit for things I can assure you He wants no part of. The only way anyone can glorify God is by doing things that please Him; and I have yet to find anything in the Bible to promote a lot of the things people are doing in the name of the Lord. Saints, we are at the end. If you want to see how it was in the days of Noah and Lot, there is no need to search books in the Library: just pay attention to what is going on in our day. You have almost totally naked people in public places, as well as perversion and wickedness in every walk of life. Furthermore the trend is toward wearing even less than they already are, without feeling condemned. People like that do not want to feel guilt. Now do not misunderstand me, I am not placing all the blame for our low state of morality on bad women. For every bad woman that remains to be bad, there has to be a man in the picture somewhere: Maybe more than one, that is chasing after her. Some of the men roaming the streets of our cities today are worse than animals. As for those sons of God that began to take wives from the Cain line, No one made them do that. Opportunity was presented and those sons of God willingly took those Cainite women for their wives. What went wrong? It just goes to show, when man is confronted with the opportunity or possibility for a test, right then is when he must of necessity rely strictly upon his heart’s dedication to his master. Those who think of themselves first are prone to do wrong. When Eve was made to think of her own pleasure instead of the commandment of her Creator, look what she did. If she had not done what she did, there would be no necessity for a message such as this. Let us just read those first two verses of chapter 6 again, and notice the wording. “And it came to pass, when men (Cain’s line) 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 that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.” The sons of God had to be the Adamic or Sethite line that was propagated. The sons of God are certainly not angels: as some would like for you to believe. They saw the daughters of men that they were fair. First let me ask you a question. Does it not say that daughters were born to those sons of God? Of course it does. It does not say how many. Therefore there is no way to know whether there were enough daughters born to the sons of God for every man to take a wife from among them or not. I believe there were until the sons of God began to go to the other side for their wives; but judging by the number of years men like Jared, Methuselah and Lamech waited before taking a wife, I am prone to believe God began to restrict the flow of daughters born to the sons of God line: after the transgression started. They saw that the daughters of men were fair. The Dictionary defines that word fair, as beautiful or lovely; but I believe we have to read between the lines and see that those women were actually presenting themselves to those sons of God in a provocative way and they yielded to the temptation that was placed before them. Another thing I notice in verse 2, is that they took them wives of all which they chose. In other words there was plenty to go around. That meant they could take two or three or as many as they wanted; because there were no restrictions. There is no reason to think that each son of God just took one of those daughters of men; because polygamy had already been in practice over there among that other line. Once those sons of God gave in to that spirit that caused those women to present themselves to them, it just simply turned into a wholesale flow of transgressions. That spirit first worked on Eve, in the garden of Eden. She was the first to give in to the temptation to disobey God. That is how that other line got started; so do not think Satan would pass up the chance to use Cain’s seed to further his plan of interrupting the purpose of God. Furthermore there is no reason to believe every son of God begotten by those firstborns did what we are reading about in chapter 6; but a sizable number of them did; and eventually the genetic flow was all mixed up. That was Satan’s tool; and he has used it to full advantage. He has been able to incorporate heredity characteristics into the genetic flow that are completely alien to what God is after. By this means, he has bred up evil and perversion. By this very means, he plans to pollute the entire planet. You say, Bro. Jackson, that sounds almost preposterous. Well I do not see why it should. When I read in the book of Acts how a few people in the upper room on the day of Pentecost were so sold out to God, how dedicated and consecrated they were; and how the Church at Ephesus was so on fire for God that six other Churches sprang from it: Then forty years later, look at the shape the Church at Thyatira was in. They all (all seven of those congregations) had walked in truth and had been loyal to it; but along came that antichrist spirit planting little thoughts of self indulgence; and by the time forty years had passed the Church at Thyatira even had a woman in the congregation calling herself a prophetess; and teaching the servants of God to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. You can read these types in the 2nd and 3rd chapters of the book of Revelation and it should show you exactly how the devil works. No matter how clean something may start out, in a short order of time Satan can mess it all up. That is why no one should think it so strange that Satan was behind those mixed marriages we read about in Genesis, chapter 6. Through those mixed marriages, he was able to introduce evil characteristics into the Sethite blood line. When that happened, and the Lord saw what the whole human race was caught up in He said, (Genesis 6:3) “My Spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.” Again I say, You can see why the Bible speaks of God being long-suffering. Seeing all of that evil, and knowing that the thoughts of mankind were continually evil, God still waited all that time before He brought judgment upon them. Little by little, after the flood, God saw to it that the longevity of life which had been so outstanding before the flood, would taper down to less than a hundred years. Noah lived 950 years; but now the average life span is 70 years. As the population increased, man’s life span decreased. God has the whole thing balanced out.

 

WHERE THE GIANTS CAME FROM

 

We see something in verse 4, that begins to reveal what those mixed marriages were producing. (Gen 6:4) “There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.” That was the category of people the devil was after, giants. Both physically and mentally. Not only were they huge in physical size: they were intellectual giants also. I can see them today, Professor Fosdick, Professor Greenleaf, Professor This, Professor That, Doctor This, Doctor That. None of them ever say a thing about having any hope in God: yet society in general looks upon them as marvelous, wonderful men. They would say, We need more like them. Watch some of these talk show hosts: if they have someone they really want to interview and present them to the world as something important, it is never really a dedicated Christian person they look to. No. They would rather have a politician, or a scientist that is working on some new discovery. The world in its degenerate, unsaved state looks upon these men of great renown as though they are the only ones that should partake of honor and prestige. There goes that poor little Holy Ghost child of God living in this wicked world, doing their best to mind their business, doing their best to work and make an honest living without making themselves liable to anything, and the world never recognizes them as being anything. I have to say, One of these days this world is going to belong to those people society in general looks upon as something they would rather do without. There used to be a time in our nation when ministers in every community, would be called upon to come in and speak to a class now and then. Why do they not do that any more? They do not want God in their schools. Where did they get that idea to shut God out of the picture? From Cain. He went out from the presence of God. He went to the land of Nod trying to get completely away from god. That is what the Bible says. I remember years ago when I was in the 6th and 7th grades at the Borden Indiana School. There was an old soldier, that had been a chaplain in WW1. Every year at a certain time, around Armistice Day, in the fall of the year, he would come through the area. He would notify the school that he would be passing through; and they would give him one period to speak to the students. He would stand and speak of various experiences he had encountered; and there were no parents calling the school the next day to protest. I have heard that man tell how conditions were in WW1, how he lived in the trenches in France, in the mud and everything; and how one time when he was cut off from those he was supposed to be with, he found an old horse wandering and that old horse was what he needed to get where he was supposed to be. Being cut off from his outfit and hungry, he was in quite a predicament; but that old Army horse enabled him to get back in contact with his outfit. To a young person that was all a story; but he told it in a such a way that it let you know he believed it was God’s way of looking after him in the predicament he was found in. When that man would make his speech, he would always tell the young students, Don’t forget, There is a Creator that put you here. As you grow up in life, and one day go out on your own, don’t forget to trust in Him. Now tell me, Did that hurt anyone, to hear that? You know it did not. Yet I ask you, How many institutions do you know of today, that will reach out and allow a speaker like that to speak to their people? They just simply do not want to hear what a true man of God would have to say. No. Elvis Presley, or some other rock star, or some pervert that would not give God two minutes of his time is what the world in general is reaching out to today. Yes saints, you have to admit, This is what the devil was after way back there in the Garden of Eden, when He inspired the serpent to seduce Eve. His aim was to eventually pollute the whole genetic flow of man’s capability to reproduce himself in his original likeness, that likeness we find written in the scriptures. In Genesis 1:27, we find these words, “So God created man in HIS own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.” How much of the image and likeness of God do you see in the average person out here in the world today? Oh yes, they have a mental capacity to think and make decisions; but upon close examination you find that their thoughts are for the most part upon everything but God. If you are one of those who just simply cannot possibly see how the picture we are presenting could possibly be, then I ask you, How do you account for all of the evil attributes in the world’s society today? God did not create Adam and Eve to genetically reproduce themselves with children who would automatically have the nature to hate, murder, lie, cheat, steal and pervert the natural use of their physical makeup: so you explain to me how this nature got into the genes of mortal mankind, if not the way we are presenting to you. Frankly there is nothing anyone could say that would change the picture I see in this blessed old Book we are reading these scriptures from. Satan has been allowed to insert into the genetic flow of mankind all of his own attributes: so that every little baby born into the world today has within its inherited makeup the attributes of both good and evil. That had already happened back before the flood of Noah’s day. That is why we see written in Genesis 6:5-7, the words I am going to read to you. “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. (That shows how wickedness with its hard sell multiplies so much faster than righteousness: because it is all designed for instant pleasure to the physical makeup of man.) And it repented the Lord that He had made man on the earth, and it grieved Him at His heart. And the Lord said, (the great Creator) I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.” That is how God saw that great multitude of mortal humanity dwelling upon the earth: after those pure seed sons of God had left the scene in death. They had death in them: because of Adam’s disobedience to his Creator; but there were no attributes of evil and wickedness in them. Their children could have had those satanic attributes in them, if they were the fruit of mixed marriages: after the sons of God began to take Cainite women for their wives; but no pure bred son of God had anything adverse in his genetic makeup except death. The Creator imputed death to Adam; and that death sentence passed down to every baby born of woman since then. Now, because of our inherited nature, every last one of us needed to be reconciled to God: when we reached the time in life that we knew the difference between right and wrong. As I said earlier, Every one of us have a little or a lot of the serpent seed nature in us: because of those mixed marriages back before the flood. The flood got rid of that great multitude of wicked people; but it did not rid mankind of those inherited attributes: because Noah (though he found grace in the sight of God; and was spared because he chose to serve God) still had that fallen nature in his genes: simply because he himself was not a pure seed of the sons of God line. He and his family were spared from destruction and given the responsibility of replenishing the earth with their offspring; but they every one had those serpent seed traits in them. Therefore the death sentence hanging over mankind is two fold: both physical and spiritual; and the reconciliation to God only cancels out the spiritual death sentence: the natural death sentence still hangs over every living person whose number of days are spent upon earth before the rapture of the bride Church takes place. Have no fear though, if your heart is right with God when you go into that old grave, you will come forth in an immortal body one of these days: never to be subject to death any more. Furthermore let me make it clear that I have nothing against education, nor against scientific discoveries, nor against people being recognized for outstanding lives and service. I just simply feel that all of that is vain: if God is left out of the picture. Now I have some things written down, that I will read to you: to be sure they are included in the message. In the land of Nod, Satan had manifested certain attributes that would affect the genetic flow of Cain’s line of reproduction. Among them are murder, polygamy, skill as craftsmen, such as workers in brass and so forth. Are you against manufacturing? No. That is not the point. The point is, it is earthly, and Cain’s line is capable of doing only that which is earthly. They do nothing seeking to glorify their maker. Music was also among those things mentioned in Cain’s line; and I am not against music. I love the right kind of music. God uses music; so it is not music itself that is evil: it is what evil people use it for, that we have to disapprove of. After the mixing of the two lines started, then came homosexuality, incest, greed, lust and all those attributes that are contrary to the nature God created His son Adam with. Let me take you to the 1st chapter of Romans, where the apostle Paul dealt with the same thing we are looking at in this message. You would have to read a few verses before verse 28, to get the build up to what Paul spoke of in these verses; but I am only reading the verses that list so many of those evil attributes. Notice, (verses 28-32) “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; (or fit) Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, spiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.” That is the way evil people are: they not only enjoy doing those things that are contrary to the will of the Creator, they take great pleasure in getting others to do likewise. Those who take dope are not satisfied just to ruin their own lives: they are always looking for others they can take down that road to destruction with them. This sort thrive on anything and everything that is contrary to the righteous principles of the Creator. Every day, when we hear the News Broadcast’s, we hear of just about everything the apostle Paul mentioned in those few verses; and the devil is glorified in every bit of it. Look at the violence going on in our present society, the crime, the molestations, the brutality, the inconsistency; and tell me we are not living very close to the time God will again judge the whole thing. They did not stop for one minute to recognize God and give Him credit for anything; and we have a society just like it. That is what the devil was after from the very beginning: when he sent the serpent to beguile Eve. Actually the devil is worshipped and glorified in what you see out there today. You might say, Oh Bro. Jackson I think the world is getting better; but if you do, I will say, Show me how and where. It is not getting better. Regardless of what man may discover, and regardless of who makes peace with whom, if we do not have the Spirit of God in our heart’s the world is not getting better. Having a few conveniences does not make the world better. These conveniences we have in America today have not made American people thankful to God for anything. It has only made them discontent, ungrateful and unthankful to God, because they do not like to glorify God as being the God that has allowed man to invent certain things for the betterment of life. The same spirit that denies creation, also denies that God had anything to do with enabling man to invent things to make life easier for us.

 

TWO SEED LINES IMPENDING JUDGMENT FAVOR WITH GOD

Actually it would be utterly impossible to draw any kind of diagram to even portray to you in exact details what really went on as the sons of God began to look upon the daughters of men, (which was Cain’s line) and they began to take unto themselves wives of their own choosing. We have just used these three colors on the chart up here behind me, not to try and pinpoint the exact generation the mixed marriages began to take place in, but just to illustrate the fact that somewhere prior to the time Methuselah was born this was going on: because Enoch gave his first born son a name that spoke of impending judgment. The name Methuselah means, When he is gone it (judgment) will come. The flood came the very year Methuselah died. As I have said before, It was no accident that the first book of the Bible is called Genesis. It is actually a history of the genetic flow of mankind upon the earth. have you ever looked up the word genesis, in the dictionary? Do you know what is says? The beginning; or origin. That is exactly what the Book of Genesis gives us: not just the origin of the sons of God; but also the origin of the seed of the serpent which walk around in human flesh. I am sure this sounds pretty plain spoken to a lot of you; but what would it accomplish just to give it that conjecture treatment your denominational theologians use? If you are led by God to deal with something: get your facts together and put it out so people who want to know the truth can understand it. We all know the word gene, or genes pertains to the genetic flow of a species. Therefore be assured that the word Genesis not only gives us a name to call the first book of the Bible by, it also gives us an explanation to a certain degree of the contents of that book. Just remember, when we speak of the genes of man we are speaking of a law that governs the hereditary characteristics that is to be manifested in every human being that is to be born. Now I said all of that for the benefit of those who want to say, (when we come to Noah’s hour, and the scripture says Noah was 500 years old and begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth) Were they triplets? No. Because two other passages of scriptures refer to Japheth as the elder and Ham as the younger. You do not find a scripture that tells when Japheth, Noah’s first born was born. From Adam it tells you the age of each father when his first son was born, right on down the line, when the firstborn was born, all the way to the birth of Noah. I am looking at all these numbers showing how old each one was. Those who want to presumptuously say Noah was a pure seed in that genetic flow from Adam, fail to look at all the evidence that speaks otherwise. He found favor with God. I am going to read the 8th & 9th verses of the 6th chapter; and we will talk about what that means. “But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.” Being perfect in his generation has nothing at all to do with his genetic circumstances. It does not tell you whether he was or was not a pure seed. We have to look at what the scriptures DO tell us; and allow the Holy Ghost to put the picture together for us. What we do know is that God found Noah to be the only one left at a certain juncture of time that had a desire to walk with Him. Enoch walked with God and God took him. Noah walked with God and God spared him and his family from destruction. That is two facts we find clearly written. As for whether Noah was a pure seed or not, I challenge those who claim he was, to explain to me why he never had a daughter born to him: since that was the way the pure seed was kept pure. Think of that. You would have to realize it is the father that determines the sex gender of every child. Is there any that would disagree? I am glad God allowed me to be a farmer. Through the years of time, as you study the various genetic traits and things that go on in the animal kingdom, you learn a few things. It is a fact, every man who specializes in dairy cattle, is always busy building up a herd for peak milk production. (Of course you realize I am standing before a mixed audience, but there are some facts that need to be presented). Every dairy man knows it is the male cow that determines the sex of the offspring. Therefore no dairy man wants a male cow to mate to his herd, if he is known for always producing male calves. If he is careless about that, he is going to lose out. He is not going to be able to raise replacement female cows, heifers, to replace the older ones when they reach a time they need to be culled out. He makes it his business to purchase that male cow that is known to father a higher percentage of female calves. In the breeding industry, where they are always dealing with the registered realm, they determine what cows they will breed into, because they are going to breed him to heavy milk producers. It is their way of pulling the characteristics of what the mother in her milk production can pass off into her offspring, and at the same time they are depending on the male to pass off, by his capabilities, that of the female gender. Now by saying that, you have to realize the Creator that created you and me, when He made the first man Adam, then later took from his side a help mate, God set in motion a law that is going to overshadow these two creatures and the genetic flow through time, how human life was going to be affected by this law of reproduction. The devil knew that. That is why he wanted something as a tool that he could begin to inject something to dilute that which was created flawless. That is why I read those first three verses earlier. I have said this in other messages, I do not know at what time there began to be the overall mixing of the two lines. It is not necessary to know that, in order to have a true revelation of WHAT happened. Certainly we would agree that it was not a complete merging all at once. It was a gradual process. However in the early days of Enoch’s life, (who was the seventh from Adam) He was aware of something terrible going on in the world. No doubt he spent much time in prayer because of it; so God just lifted him up out of the mixed up mess. Let us notice the age of his father when he took a wife and fathered him. From Adam to Jared, just look at the ages of those first born’s, when their first born sons came upon the scene. 130, 105, 90, 70, 65; but then it jumped from 65 to 162 years. That tells me something began to take place, that made it more difficult for those sons of God to find a proper wife. Keep in mind, he was the first born. It was the same from Enoch on. Remember, All of those mentioned by name were first born sons of their father. In God’s perfect plan of reproduction of sons and daughters, there never would have been a point in time when there would have been an imbalance of male and female. God is perfect. That is why we have to say, When Seth was born, how could he have ever produced another of his own kind, if there had not been a daughter born of the same parents, with the same genetic qualities he carried? That is why it says after the birth of Seth, Adam begat sons and daughters. We do not know how many. There is no record of that. However knowing that God Himself does not mess up, I am convinced there was a perfect balance of male and females born to those first few generations. It was only after the devil was permitted to begin to bring those daughters of men (the Cainite women) to display their bodies in a way that caused the sons of God to yield to the temptation, and begin to take them for wives, that God began to control the birth of daughters on the sons of God side. When the Bible says, “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 that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose,” do you think that means they were so white in complexion that their skin tone exceeded in fairness any other complexion? Not at all. The word fair, to me, is a camouflage word. Keep in mind, Moses wrote this record 1400 B.C., while leading the children of Israel out of Egyptian bondage. This is not a story handed down from mouth to ear. This is a revelation. This is something God had communicated to him and he wrote it exactly the way God communicated it to him. There is no need to say God could not do that, if you believe the Bible; for it is written that God told Moses exactly how to construct the Tabernacle in the wilderness, what to put in it, and how to use it. Yes, God gave Moses the record of man’s existence on this planet and all about the flood, and why the flood was sent upon that element of people. If Moses had been recording this by traditional handed down stories, then there might be some room for error; but it was not that way. No doubt there may have come through the flood, through the family of Noah, and on into Abraham’s hour, legends. The world is full of legends today; but we need to realize the book of Genesis is not a legendary book. It is a record of genetic, biological qualities and characteristics that human beings, mankind in general has reflected down through time as they multiplied on the earth. It does not matter what generation the first mixing of the two seed lines first began to take place. I do not know; and neither does anyone else; but it did happen; and God was ready for it because He looked ahead. He is never caught napping. You must realize, if Satan makes a move, God knows exactly how to move centuries ahead, and block his approach, lest he get the upper hand. When God permits him to make a move, God always knows what his objective is. Then in return, He knows exactly how to block it, and allow it to only reach a certain point. When all of this began to take place God knew exactly what Satan was after: yet He allowed it to happen; because out of it all He (God) would eventually have a family that had come through every adverse condition the devil could devise, and be completely pure. To Satan I can hear God say, You intend to pollute every gene, mix it up until the hour will be when man is nothing but an animal. Well go ahead; but your plan has its limitations. I have tried to illustrate something to you through the use of this chart. The blue line represents that element of the sons of God line that did not necessarily become victimized by what Satan, through the Cainite line was doing, when those daughters of men began to come on strong to those sons of God. There was longevity of life in this sons of God line; and I have to believe that since God knew what Satan was doing, He also knew exactly how to block it and only allow certain things to be done, that in the end God would still perfect His own plan. Therefore without any proof other than the fact Noah did not father any daughters, I have to believe God allowed the daughters of Cain’s line to multiply in such greater proportion to the males of that line, that they were forced by circumstances to look to the sons of God for male companionship. At the same time, the birth rate of daughters on the sons of God side became very low in comparison to the males. Of course there are those who will say, If that be true, then God helped the devil with his plan. Saints: You must realize that God could have prevented the whole thing; but if He had, then Satan would have had occasion to do exactly as he did in the case of the man Job, later on. He said to God, “Doth Job fear God for nought? Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land. But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.” Most of you are familiar with this story. It just proves that the children of God must overcome all the power and temptations of the devil. They cannot shun them and glorify God in doing so. God did not force the devil to do as he has done; but at the same time He has not built a permanent hedge around His children to prevent them from being tempted by Satan’s evil schemes. By allowing Satan to go this route, God ends up with sons and daughters that have been tested and tried, and have come forth as pure gold. Human reasoning has no place in any of this. What we are looking at, only makes sense when it is seen through spiritual eye sight. I see a picture where God has a family that loves and worships Him without having to be forced to do so. It is a family that has had much of the world’s pleasures and possessions offered to them if they would just simply step over into Satan’s playground for a little while; and they have chosen to walk with God instead. That is exactly what Enoch and Noah did: chose to walk with God, when their friends and loved ones were selling out to worldly pleasures. That is still a choice that every true child of God is faced with in this life; but the eternal reward makes up for anything we deny ourselves of for the sake of righteousness in this life.

 

FLESHLY ATTRACTIONS, ETERNAL VALUES AND SELF DENIAL

 

As I said earlier, All you have to do is look at this modern world of today; and you can get a pretty accurate picture of what it was like in the days before the flood: when Noah found grace in the eyes of God. You can travel to the far extremities of the earth; and you will find that Satan’s influence has already been there. I tell you, it is a pitiful shame, to see how some females will appear in public places and how they will conduct themselves. Last fall when we went to Russia, we flew to St. Louis, Missouri and got on the American Airlines to fly to Paris France. When we got to Paris, we made our way into the upper area of the terminal and found that the whole place was packed with people of every description. We have always heard how women in Paris portray themselves; and how they conduct themselves character wise. Well saints, My remarks are not meant to belittle any French person that may at some time hear what I am about to say: I am only telling what we saw. When we finally decided we wanted a little refreshment, we had to wait for a table. We found one that had just been vacated; and my wife took the table while I went over to the counter line and waited for my opportunity to place an order. I was literally shocked: when all of a sudden there stood a man and woman, the woman I thought, had to be some French girl, possibly 23 or 24 years of age. That girl did not have on enough clothes to hardly even say she was clothed. She was standing there with a long haired character that was supposed to be a man. I readily say, I am what I am only by the grace of God; and I know it; but both of them were a disgrace to the human race. I turned my head away: I did not even want to look at them. I was raised up in a time when girls did not want to look anything like that girl did. In that Paris airport, I could hardly believe what I was seeing. You would be shocked to, if you had not been there before: to see those males, some of them middle aged men, running around there with what looked like 19 and 20 year old girls: with barely enough clothes on to even say they were clothed. If you are wondering why I would even bother to tell something like that, I will tell you. I will do it with a question. What do you think those daughters of men looked like when the sons of God began to look upon them and see that they were fair, or desirable? It was not the complexion of their skin: that made them fair; it was the way they presented themselves: with such a come on attitude. They could not have cared less, what anyone thought about them. They had one motive in mind: They were advertising themselves to those sons of God. That is the way the devil wanted it back then; and that is the way he wants it today: in the hour of time we live in. If you say anything about it, immediately you are looked upon as a fanatic. This is the way it is going to be from now until the end, only much worse. It would be no surprise to me if it gets so this modern, teen aged society of women are so debased, and their conscious state of thinking so far from God, they will not even blush when told that they are naked. Their attitude is, I do not have to wear what you think I ought to wear. This is the attitude that is breaking down those poor souls out here in denominational religion that at one time had some moral convictions about such things. It will never get any better until Jesus comes; but it is hard to think about the world we live in going that way. When that began to take place back before the flood God knowing what the law of genetics would produce said, Satan, I will beat you to the gate. It is true that all of those first born sons of Seth fathered sons and daughters; but as you read the genealogy of those sons you get to a point where much time elapses before some of them take a wife and father a son. Look how old Jared was before he fathered Enoch. Why did he wait so long? Of course Enoch was only 65 when Methuselah was born; but then Methuselah was 187 before he begat Lamech; and Lamech was 182 when he begat Noah. The Bible tells us Enoch walked with God; but the very fact that he gave his son a prophetic name proves that there was something going on in society that was not right at the time of Methuselah’s birth. Then Methuselah waiting 187 years before he begat Lamech gives us another clue. Why the big gap? The point is, If the pure seed had existed all the way down to here, (to Lamech) in order for Noah to be a pure seed, (as some want to believe) it plainly tells us Lamech begat sons and daughters after the birth of Noah. Is that not what the record says? Well why did Noah, another man who walked with God, have to take a wife of mixed seed? If his father had been a pure seed, and he begat daughters, why did Noah not take one of his sisters for a wife? You have to ask also, If Lamech begat pure seed sons and daughters after Noah was born, why was there none of them in the boat with Noah? Are we to believe longevity of life ceased in that span of time between Noah’s birth and the flood, except for Noah who lived to be 950 years old? No saints, I am persuaded that those who want to argue that Noah was a pure seed, have to ignore all the obvious clues that proclaim he was not. You would not find that kind of a breach in the continuity of the numerical relationship that has already been established. Furthermore you have to ignore verses 5, 11, and 12 of chapter 6, when you insist upon pushing the pure seed all the way to Noah’s birth. Just pay attention to what God Himself said about the whole conglomeration of mankind upon earth, even before Noah was 500 years old; and remember that Enoch gave his son a name that spoke of Judgment; and then ask yourself, If the whole society of earth had become a corrupt mess: so that Noah was actually the only one that found grace in the eyes of the lord, could it have gotten in that shape by then if pure seed had been born all the way down through Noah and his brothers and sisters? That kind of thinking does not fit the picture we are looking at. Notice, (6:5) “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. (6:11) The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. (6:12) And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.” I say, Yes there were daughters born to those sons of God; but how many daughters? It does not say. That is why I said earlier, There are no statistics or census of the Genesis story; but we need to realize there is a revelation that will run true in the numerical sense, and by a genetic sense. Therefore let us back up and take another look. Somewhere as Enoch saw all of this kind of goings on already; and knowing that his father had waited more than twice as long to father him as he did to father Methuselah, he became very concerned about it all. He walked so close to God: God just took him on up out of it. This lets me know that this spirit of wickedness and perversion had already began to make its way into the structure of the sons of God. I do not mean to say that every other son and daughter born into those families on down the line were, or were not pure seed. The Bible does not say that absolutely every family became contaminated immediately by what Satan was doing. It is not even important to the revelation: to know exactly where total contamination finally became a fact, Just as long as we realize Noah was not a pure seed. Keep in mind, longevity of life was prevalent and carried right straight on through. However Satan was after the main stream, the first born’s; because he knew they were the one’s God was working through. That takes you back to the time right after Adam and Eve were denied further access to the garden; back to Cain. Cain was born first, being the first of the two boys born to Eve; and God absolutely offered him the opportunity to be accepted, if he would do right, meaning if he would bring the right sacrifice. He plainly told him he would rule over his brother Abel, which in reality was his half brother, if he would only do right. Therefore we have to realize it was this first born son of each one that the devil was after. He was out to block God by completely perverting the genetic flow of sons of God and bring chaos to the whole human race. God knew that, so He just moved ahead of time to cut it off; but not before giving the devil his chance. Therefore while there was a plurality of the females coming from that line, somewhere in here, (pointing to a place on the chart) and I do not have to know where, God says, Satan, if that is what you are after, I will shut off the flow of daughters born to Seth’s line. After all, He is the one that controls the genes. He is the one that created this law of reproduction it in the first place. He is the one that incorporated it into a genetic string running from generation to generation. Since He knew the devil was out to pervert every gene, and bring the whole thing to his (Satan’s) perverted image, God just moved ahead. While those sons of God continued to bring sons and daughters, sons and daughters, the point is, How many daughters? By the time we get to Noah, whatever God did to move ahead of the devil and block him at the gate, (which was going to be the flood) Noah was the witness: that in his loins there was not that genetic capability for him to father a daughter. I will have to challenge every critic, whether in Africa, India, or wherever: Tell me why Noah never had a daughter, when his father did have daughters. His father did have daughters; but I ask the question, How many? I repeat my former question, If Lamech was a pure genetic offspring of the Sethite line, then it would mean that Noah being the oldest son, the first born, all the other sons and daughters that Lamech fathered had to be born after him and would have been pure seed also, so why did Noah not take a sister to wife in order for this word grace and perfect to be applicable to his genetic state of existence? I have to say in the face of every critic, While the scriptures do say Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord, It was not because he was a pure genetic seed. It was because there was a quality in him that Satan had not been able to completely pervert. He had something in him that reached out to his Creator. That is why God moved ahead and began to curtail the genetic flow of the daughters that was going to be born into this Sethite line: simply because He saw what Satan’s end results was going to be. Therefore in the Sethite line, all God had to do was reach over and begin to shut down the ability of those sons of Seth to father as many daughters as they had been in earlier generations. How many understand my illustration? Keep in mind, it is not the woman that determines whether there be girls in the family or not. It is the man. Adam lived 930 years: all the way past the birth of Noah’s father Lamech. Seth lived 168 years after the birth of Lamech; so what I want you to see, is that longevity of life continued right on: even though Satan had been allowed to do his dirty work. Methuselah lived to be 969 years old; and by the name given him we know he was born as a physical witness that this whole thing was getting out of control. That is why God gave Enoch this first born son and He named him in a prophetical manner, which meant, when he is gone then it will come. So you can figure when you see the judgment of God that came, measure 969 years back and that is where you are going to bring Methuselah. As for the years we have by the names of those first born sons of God, they are just there to show you their age when they brought forth their first born. Also notice that Lamech was 777 years old when he died. That is three 7’s. If there is any quality in numerical values, it meant that in Lamech was now completed and manifested everything that had been set in motion on both sides: even though he died five years before the flood.

 

IMPRISONED SPIRITS AND A PRISON PREACHER

 

Let me take you to a scripture in 1st Peter 3, the 18th verse. Here is a passage of scripture a lot of people have never understood in the light of what we are going to bring out at this time. The apostle Peter says, “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit. By which also He went and preached unto the spirits in prison; Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a-preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.” Now I ask you, What does that all add up to? As we try to illustrate this on our chart, we just have to say that from here on (where we have a total red line) that everything is perverted. The main thing is, for over a hundred years Noah was in the process of building the ark. Therefore those sons and daughters born of those individuals in the last 8-9 hundred years before the flood would have been so. The Bible shows that they lived 8 to 9 hundred years of age and more; so when we speak of a generation back then, we have to be thinking in those terms. The flood came in the year 1656: (from Adam’s beginning) so if you subtract just 900 years from that, it puts you back somewhere between the birth of Methuselah and the birth of Lamech. These are just stepping stones to help us arrive at a conclusion. I am simply showing you that one generation could have run from way back there to the flood. We know Methuselah lived 969 years; and things were already in a state to warrant judgment when he was born. As we have already shown, his very name lets that be known. Do you see the point I am making? God looked at that generation and said, “I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.” Why did God make such a proclamation? Chapter 6, verse 11 tells us why. “The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. (12) And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.” Remember saints, that was over a hundred years before the flood came. That is why the apostle Peter could speak of the long suffering of God waiting while Noah prepared the ark. You do not say every person alive then was born of mixed marriages: you just have to say that the whole society was in a very bad state of corruption and violence. Those that were wicked and vile outnumbered those who were not. God, for that very reason, was ready to send judgment. We are not saying that every one of those other sons of the elder brothers or the first born fell in the same trap: just that as they watched all this perversion and overall wickedness, it began to affect all of society to the point that those who would have walked with God were distracted from doing so. That is what God was looking at. (I will explain that in a minute.) As God speaks to Noah, it is because He sees in Noah a quality He can use. In a genetic sense, he was not a pure seed son of God; but there was something in him that reached out to God. Verse 9, of chapter 6 says this, “These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man (The dictionary defines the word just, as honest and impartial in one’s dealings and actions: so he would not have had to be a pure seed to be a just man. That would even exclude all of us. None of us can rest our soul’s salvation on anything other than the grace and mercy of God; and that is exactly what it says about Noah: He found grace in the eyes of the Lord.) and perfect in his generations, (Well what about him being perfect? There is a key there also. It says he was perfect in his generation. The Dictionary lists other definitions of the word perfect; but the one that fits Noah, is the one that says, lacking nothing essential: which is exactly fitting; because of these next words.) and Noah walked with God.” Though Noah’s life might not have been what our modern day version of a perfect man might be: when you consider what the whole society was taken up with in his day and hour, the very desire to walk with God, and to please Him, would certainly be what God was looking at when He proclaimed that Noah was a just and perfect man in his generation. You just have to realize there was something about his spirit makeup that was of a higher quality than that of the others of the days prior to the flood. He was able to walk with God even in the midst of all that was taking place around him. By the way, some of you will be faced with the very same thing: according to the words of Jesus in Matthew 24:38-39, which says, “For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, (That just simply speaks of a self-serving society of people that had no time for God; and that is exactly what we are seeing in our own generation, the generation that shall not pass away until Gentile time is completely fulfilled: according to another statement Jesus made.) And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” Great multitudes of those born in the last few hundred years before the flood were completely diabolic, just simply satanic in their overall makeup, just like we are seeing in our day. Therefore try to understand that in the last hundred and some years before the flood, as Noah and his sons were in the process of preparing the ark, many of those sons and daughters of the various Sethite line of descendants whose longevity of life carried them right on through to the time just before the flood, those whose behavior was affected by their surroundings, died before the flood came. That is why their spirits went into hell. Those that Peter wrote about actually died before the flood even hit. Since there was no written law, those who did manage to keep from being completely contaminated by Satan’s tactics were somehow restrained by the Spirit of God: even though they did not understand many of their inner feelings. Therefore it is written in 1st Peter 3:18-20, that when Christ did die on the cross He then went into hell and preached to those imprisoned spirits. Actually it was the spirit’s of those that somehow or other were restrained by some means from becoming so completely contaminated and possessed by the spirit of Satan, even though they did not understand why they were being restrained, or held back from doing what almost everyone else was doing. It was the Spirit of God that was doing it, preserving them, so they would not be completely lost in the day when the resurrection occurs. That is exactly why Jesus went into hell. He was not preaching to the wicked, doomed, satanic mob of lawless souls that had lived their days in rebellion against God’s righteousness; to give them another chance. No. He was preaching to those that somehow or other God saw would fit into His plan. That is why they were witnessed to: so they would know what restrained them, and why, and how man’s sin debt was paid. Every last one of them died before the flood. That is the only way you can read 1st Peter and make it fit into the picture; because it specifically covers that last period of years while Noah was building the ark.

 

PUTTING THE PIECES OF THE PUZZLE TOGETHER

 

Methuselah lived right on up to the end: because his very name, in its prophetic meaning, meant, When he is gone, then it will come. What will come? Judgment upon that world of wickedness. If you will take all these numbers, add them up and pick the time Methuselah was born, and then you carry that right straight on through, the year Methuselah died is the year the flood came. We have all these figures arranged on a little chart: that we will try to put in with the printed message. Maybe that will help some of you to see the picture more clearly. As for the terminology I use, I have to say things the way I do to show you, God was going to head Satan off at the gate, because the fact that Noah did not have a daughter to give to his sons, proves to me beyond the shadow of a doubt, that he himself was not a pure seed. The capability to beget daughters ended right there in Noah’s father Lamech. I would have to look at my critics and say, Do not tell me Lamech could have fathered sixteen sons, and sixteen daughters, (for an example) and Noah, a man that walked with God, had to wait 500 years to take a wife, when he could have taken a sister. You say, Well he was the first born: he could have taken a sister anyhow; but the fact that he did not, speaks even louder to me. He was waiting for something other than what was immediately available to him. Let us just suppose for a moment, that Lamech was a pure seed. That would mean that Noah could have been a pure seed, of Lamech chose a proper wife; but it would also mean that his sisters would have been pure seed also, how ever many there were; and that Noah would have been a fool not to have taken one of them for his wife, since that was God’s ordained way for reproduction to come about from the very beginning, and Noah being a man sensitive to God’s will and purpose. Do you see what I am looking at? My point is, somewhere back in here, Satan was moving very fast. That caused God to begin to touch that Adamic line of genetics and cut off the flow. If those sons of Seth were going to choose wives from Cain’s daughters, then God would just see to it, that Seth’s sons would not have a lot of daughters standing around without husbands. If you think I am taking a lot for granted, then I ask of you, Please give me a better explanation of the facts that are clearly written for all to read. I say, There came a time when God took control of Adam’s genetic offspring from the female side; and He stayed in control until the flood. God was going to have to judge the whole thing; therefore He controlled it in such a way that there were no pure seed Sethites left standing there when the door to the ark was closed and the rain began to fall. Do you see how perfectly it all fits together, if you will just allow these pieces of the puzzle that we do have, to be put in the right place? To me, the fact that Methuselah waited 187 years to take a wife and beget children, and Lamech waited 182 years, and Noah waited 500 years, is genetic evidence that God had closed the gate. No pure seed were destroyed in the flood; and neither were there any pure seed in the ark. Represented in Noah and his wife and their three sons and their wives, was all the characteristics that had been produced on earth up until that time. The question can be asked, and has been asked, Did the three sons of Noah have serpent seed in them? They absolutely did. You might sit there and say, I just simply do not understand that Bro. Jackson. Why would God choose to have the earth repopulated with people who had serpent seed attributes in them? I am not asking you to understand every detail of this great big picture; but I feel that I am giving you enough of the details of the flow of the revelation of it: that I should be able to ask you to just simply believe it; because very soon now you will have it confirmed as fact. You might say, Why do we have to know all this to be a Christian? That is not the point. We are down here at the end of Gentile time; and God is going to have some Christian people, I am talking about some godly people in this world, that will truly know why their Saviour had to be born of virgin birth, a scriptural fact which many of today’s doctors of divinity are denying. Not only do they deny His virgin birth, they are even denying the whole nativity story. I have an article Bro. Allen brought me out of the Courier Journal: that is about this very thing. Some religious doctor of divinity has concocted a diabolical thing in which he accuses the Bible of being, we could say, just a book of myths. It is designed to make the man called Jesus look like nothing more than a great hoax. It lets me know, Again the human race, the spirit of mortal mankind has become so genetically diluted and polluted with carnality, actually with the attributes of Satan, which is unbelief, they would rather know how many rocks are on the moon than to know how to become a child of God. When I hear all these doctors of science, professors of this and professors of that, and how they get such recognition in world affairs, it lets me know what spirit is behind most of what is being done in our day. They parade themselves across the stage of time in such a way as to make one think this world could not exist without them. They will wake up one of these days: when God shakes this planet; but it will be too late for it to help them escape the Judgment they have invited. They will realize there is something going on; and they will certainly know it is not just another stage of evolution. It will be God fulfilling exactly what His word has declared He would do: while they laughed and called His word a book of myths. At the same time, it is going to cause some people to realize He has this whole world in His hand. I have to say, When that spirit of unbelief and carnality began to knock on the doors of our national government, and on the doors of our national institutions, and all these other areas wherein our human lives are affected, it looked like God had just stepped back, folded His arms, and let the devil take over. It appears to some like God does not even exist; because He has let every one of these devils come forth and manifest themselves in our day: just like He allowed them to before the flood; but I declare unto you, The day is soon coming, that He will again manifest to the whole world that He has been in control all along. It looked like the devil was in full control before the flood; but one little man and his family was all God needed to change that picture. It was not a case of Noah being a pure genetic seed. It was the fact that there was the spiritual quality in him that measured way above the average of the others in his day. I am very thankful for the fact that no matter how many two legged devils are walking the streets of our cities today, there are still a few that even though their general appearance is not much different than the rest, deep inside them there is something that reaches out and declares, There has got to be a holy God in the picture somewhere. They are able to look at the preciseness of this earth’s orbit, as well as that of the other planets, and know within themselves that this perfection did not just come about without some master plan being behind it all. When you stop to think about it, only a fool would deny that fact in the first place. God knows every person who will ever believe His word; and every provision has already been made for them. That is why through the loins of man and woman there flows a constant stream of that which can bring forth life. However in God’s natural process, there is only one egg that ever finds its mate and results in a child being born. That brings me to say, Do not tell me the Creator did not know exactly the right time for Noah to be born, the one man out of all those others who would walk with Him. He knew that person before the foundation of the world. With that in mind, I would like for us to realize, When Lamech reached 777 years of age he died, just five years before the flood. When you begin to look back through time, realizing that Adam lived until the year 930, which was 56 years beyond the birth of Lamech, you cannot help but wonder how Adam felt, when he began to see the sons of his offspring taking wives from among those serpent seed women and bringing mixed children into the world, children that possessed all those satanic attributes and had no time for God. Thinking about that makes one wonder also how many of Adam’s other sons and daughters began to be caught up in that overall condition that began to develop. Nothing is written to tell us exactly how far back that condition reached. Our first real clue is the name Enoch gave to his firstborn son in 687; but I cannot help but believe that Jared waiting 162 years to take a wife and beget his firstborn (which was Enoch) was due to what was already going on way back then. Now if that be true, look how long God allowed Satan to perpetrate his evil scheme before He judged it. Naturally many have a tendency to think every living soul except Noah and his family were totally evil in those years he worked building the ark; and that the whole society around him laughed him to scorn; but actually there had to be a few that said, within themselves at least, I believe what that man says. Of course they all died before the flood came. That was God’s way of preserving them from the horror of the judgment He was going to bring upon the rest. That is why God let Methuselah bear that prophetic name: he stood as a symbol of what was sure to come. Naturally no one knew when he would die; but there were some that knew what his name meant; so you would have to believe there was some purpose in the plan of God to cause at least a few to be concerned about what the name pointed to. When Methuselah died, Noah and his sons were no doubt in the final stages of applying the last of the pitch on the ark. God was ready to say to Noah, “Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.” There could be critics by the dozens rise and try their level best to disprove everything I have said in this message; but I will still say to them, If Noah (being a man that walked with God) had been a pure seed of Adam’s lineage, he would have been a complete fool to take a wife of mixed seed when he had sisters he could have chosen a wife from. That is about as plain as anything could be. He walked with God and knew how God felt about those sons of His taking wives from those families over in Nod. The very fact that the Bible says Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord, and that he was perfect in his generation, lets me know God was not comparing him genetically: but rather to his sensitivity to right and wrong in the days of his own life. Because of that, God called him righteous. God measured him by his own generation: not by the standards of Adam and Seth 900 years before his hour. That is what we have to look at. Noah’s righteousness was measured by how he conducted himself in the midst of what was going on in his generation; and that is exactly how each of us will be measured. We live in a wicked and corrupt generation; but we have had much committed to us of the revelation of God’s word; so He will not compare us to saints of a hundred years ago: to determine our measure of righteousness. How sensitive are we to right and wrong in our day according to God’s standards? That is the question every child of God should ask themselves. The fact Noah did not take a sister for his wife lets me know his father Lamech was probably not a pure seed either. If that is how it was, it was immaterial whether he took a sister or some other woman. The thing that made the difference, was how he responded to the Spirit of God that caused him to know right from wrong. God’s standard of righteousness never changes; but every generation of mankind has its own circumstances to deal with: as they determine to walk with the Creator; and He never requires more out of anyone than what they are able to produce. I am convinced Noah waited 500 years for a wife because he could not find a suitable wife before that. That is why the account says, “And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.” That was not the order of their birth; for Japheth was the firstborn; but in the case of Noah’s sons, God did not work through the first born son: He worked through Shem, the second son. When you read in the genealogy of the descendants of Noah after the flood Japheth is referred to as the elder. Then when Noah was found naked in his tent and woke up and knew what Ham did, it plainly tells you, he knew what his younger son had done; so we know Shem was the middle son: not the first born. You get all that in the scriptures. What we need to be aware of, is that God at that time was guiding the whole genetic process. When Noah and his wife went into the boat, Noah was not a polygamist. He had one wife. He had respect for that, because he knew the plan of God in that matter. Regardless of what the others had been doing, he knew God’s plan was for a man to have just one wife. He had three sons and they each had only one wife; yet inside their physical makeup, there was a representation of all the mixture of hereditary traits of everything that had been going on prior to the flood. Yet by sovereign guidance of the genetic flow God separated the genes into those three sons and preserved them alive with Noah: that they might repopulate the earth after the flood. Noah himself had no more children; but he was the father of those three sons that soon began to fulfill their commission after the flood. That is why it is written in Acts 17:26, That God “hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation.” You can travel the world over and see humanity of every possible description; but they every one have to trace their origin back to that ONE MAN NAMED NOAH, the one man that walked with God in those last days before judgment fell. Though Noah himself fathered no daughters, after the flood God released the genetic flow once again: so Noah’s sons could beget daughters as well as sons. While they were building the ark, Noah’s sons choose their wives, but there were no children born to any of them until after the flood. The commission to replenish the earth rested upon the shoulders of those three sons and their wives.

 

HOW SERPENT SEED SURVIVED THE FLOOD

 

Many have asked, How did the serpent’s seed survive the flood? Well there is only one explanation; and that is why we are presenting this message: We are hoping to eliminate a lot of the confusion brought about by certain one’s who insist that Noah was a pure seed. I believe we have sufficiently established as fact: that Noah could not have been a pure seed son of God; so now let us look at some of what began to develop beyond the flood: simply because those serpent seed attributes were every one represented in the family of Noah as they went about to repopulate the earth. All you have to do is begin to read in the further chapters of Genesis, after the propagation of life began, and pay attention to what began to take place. Time had not gone very far until they began to build the tower of Babel. They were all of one speech and in one accord; but their thinking was wrong. God’s commission was to repopulate the earth: yet they did not want to be scattered. They all wanted to hang together. Furthermore they sought to build a city and a great tower that would reach into heaven; and to make a name for themselves. Every bit of that was contrary to what God had purposed for them to do; so he just proceeded to go down and confuse their languages: so they could no longer communicate with each other. That put an end to their community development program. People do not get much done when they do not understand each other. God Himself said, (in my words) If there is not something done to stop them, there will be nothing impossible to them which they imagine to do; so He confused their languages. After that, they had no reason to hang together; so they continued to fulfill the commission to repopulate the earth as they began to scatter to the four winds. The only thing is, they all had those serpent seed attributes in them; so without any written law to restrain them, it was not very long until things got out of control once again. We see that in the account of Lot separating himself from Abraham; and pitching his tent toward Sodom. Genesis 13:12-13 says, “Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom. But the men of Sodom {were} wicked and sinners before the Lord exceedingly.” Those attributes, when allowed to go unrestrained, with no law present, soon things get very much out of hand, out of control. What does that tell you? Already, that same old spirit that had been manifested in the days before the flood was way over here, hundreds of years later, causing men to conduct themselves the same way. God judged those sinful people and sunk those two cities Sodom and Gomorrah in a bed of hot lava: never to be seen any more; yet we are living in an hour of time when those perverts feel that they have a right to places of leadership in your churches. Do they not read the scriptures? Do they not know their lives are abominable to a holy God? The sad part is, those who are letting them in are not much better in the sight of God. God has not changed His mind about sin and perversion. He is once again exercising His long-suffering grace: allowing time for others to prove themselves. Looking back to Sodom and Gomorrah, Abraham looked up one day and saw what looked like three men coming up the road. One was the Lord in theophany form; and the other two were angels. Abraham entertained them; and had Sarah prepare a meal for them; but when they departed from Abraham, their next order of business was to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah, those two perverted and wicked cities. The evil and perversion of the people of those two cities had reached such a peak the Lord could no longer tolerate it. I am sure you have all read how Abraham interceded in that situation: knowing his own nephew and his family was among those that would be destroyed. He asked the Lord, If you find ten righteous souls among them, will you spare the city from destruction; and the Lord agreed that He would; but the two angels went immediately to initiate the destruction: because they knew there were not ten righteous souls to be found. I say then, Shall the Lord repent for destroying those two cities? or will He also destroy those of this generation who live after the manner of the people of Sodom? You believe me saints, judgment is on the way. God let America be discovered to give Christians from the old world a chance to escape the old hierarchy system of the church and come to a land where they would have freedom to follow Him; but after 200 years, look what we have. I tell you, that serpent seed follows right straight through. Now in our schools they are wanting to teach your little 6, 7 and 8 years old children what homosexuality, and lesbianism is. If this isn’t Satanism, I would like for someone to tell me what it is. If we are not living in a time when immorality is as it was in the days of Noah and Lot, how much worse will it have to be? I can go out into the streets of our cities tonight and see exactly what Satan designed several thousand years ago when he managed to get those sons of God to start taking the daughters of Cain for their wives. You can walk the streets where these perverts are and try your best to preach the gospel to them; but you will find that they have no ears to hear anything like that. They have no convictions about what is right and what is wrong. There is nothing that restrains them. They refuse to exercise any self discipline whatsoever. That is why I have to believe we are seeing the results of rapid multiplication of serpent seed many times more than those who have sensitivity toward God. That is the only explanation for such a lopsided generation. When you see so much abuse and molestation in the world, it tells you we have a society in which there is very little spiritual quality to even make them conscious of or subject to God. I think of the man that has been in prison for a long time, the man that would take women into his house, chain them up, imprison them, then kill and dismember them and boil their flesh in cauldrons. I read that article several months ago. I no longer remember his name: just what he did. Then the other day they showed some more about him, how many he had killed, and it showed him sitting in a court room. He acknowledged that at one time he wanted to build an altar out of the bones of his victims. Naturally that was just to gratify that Satanic urge he had to kill human beings. When you begin to see all this going on, does that not tell us that somewhere way back in time Satan had a reason for starting to mix up the genetic flow of humanity on earth? He wanted the world populated with men and women after his murderous and perverted image: instead of after the image of God. Well the serpent seed survived the flood; and we are seeing it reach the proportions where God will again judge the whole thing and begin to restore all things to what He was after when He created man in the first place.

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