I mentioned last week about the subject we are going to be on this morning. It is a one time thing for now, I want it put in the Contender as soon as possible, because there are some that do not have the internet. I got a phone call from a brother a week ago about this subject. He wanted to know the answer to some things because he had got some of Bro. William Branham’s books and so on and was left confused about the godhead, he believed it but was still confused. That is different than not accepting it, because there are people that just don’t understand everything all at once. Confusion can come whenever they read something in a different manner. So today I want to put some time in on this. It is in answer to a question. I have a lot of scriptures here, there is no way I can get to them all, but you can copy them down and go to them later. If you spend time in it, you can go to the 8th chapter of John and on through there, are a lot of things on this subject, as Jesus is talking about his Father much of the time. Why would He talk and pray to the Father if He were the Father? That is a greater mystery to me, when some are saying, well Jesus is God, He prays to the Father, so I ask you, why would He pray to the Father if He is the Father? That makes no sense at all, so I will began this message by saying this, Jesus is not God. That is going to burst some peoples’ bubbles, but so be it: truth is truth. The proof is in the pudding, as they always say. That is as much a mystery as the trinity is. We know there is no trinity. It is a thing in man’s mind that did not come about until a hundred years after Jesus was crucified. Then you get into that, later on in 325, when Constantine called the Nicene Council, which is when they determined that there was a trinity. The man that stood against it, was made to look like a fool before them, (they thought), but not before God. He believed that Jesus was the Son of God. They did not want to hear that, because they had already got into the political realm. The Emperor at that time, is the one that called that council and wanted to get it straightened out about the trinity. That was Constantine. It just made a mess, with six hundred and some people standing against one little man. That makes no difference whatsoever, because it would not matter if there had been ten thousand standing against him, trinity is still wrong. The trinity is wrong because there never was a trinity. There was not a trinity when the world was created, like some believe. It says God, in the beginning: I have it listed on the screen over there: In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth, period. There was nobody else there. These who believe in a trinity, will go over into the epistles, where there are words that have been added, which I will go to if the Lord is willing. I want to go ahead and look at Genesis, chapter1. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Period. Then they go to verse 26 and say, see there: there was more than one. Verse 26 says, And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. They will say, see there: there is a trinity. Listen, as He goes back to the singular. So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them. Where is the trinity in that? When He said, let us, He had to be speaking to angels, which were spirit beings. Why do I say that? This is why, because it says, God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them. That answers the question. One of the questions was, Bro. William Branham said that God made the seed of every one of us back in the beginning. If you want to say Word was the seed, then I will accept that. It was His thought. As I was thinking about this, we read in the 40th chapter of Isaiah, Let us go there. I want to make this as plain as I possibly can, but I cannot make anyone understand: God will have to give you the understanding. Verse 13, Who hath directed the Spirit of the Lord, or being His counselor hath taught Him? With whom took He counsel, and who instructed Him, and taught Him in the path of judgment, and taught Him knowledge, and showed to Him the way of understanding? (I say also, Who was there to do that?) Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, He taketh up the isles as a very little thing. And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt offering. All nations before Him are as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity. To whom then will ye liken God? Or what likeness will ye compare unto Him? See? God counseled with Himself, there was nobody else. As I was thinking about this, the vastness of God’s creation, somebody sent me an e-mail about one of the pictures that NASA has shown, the vastness of Gods creation. God, being eternal, He could have spent millions and billions of years thinking and planning this thing, before He ever did anything. It did not just happen over night, like they want you to believe. The religious world wants you to believe that in six of our days God created the heaven and the earth, six natural days, which has nothing to do with creation. The world was already here when the rest of the 1st chapter of Genesis came about, the world was already here and had already been judged. That is why you see all those fossils and things that have been discovered. God is bringing them out of a refrigerated state. The first day, which was a thousand years, the second day, the third, the fourth, fifth, and the sixth, all one thousand years each, then God rested the seventh day, another thousand years. That was a seven thousand year period of time. Here we are, better than six thousand years again, which in this seventh thousand years of time, very soon now, is going to be the Millennium. As I looked at that, I was thinking about this, I am not here to criticize Bro. William Branham. Bro. Jackson himself said Bro. William Branham made dual statements. Even on up until the time of his death, he made statements like, Jehovah of the Old Testament is Jesus of the New. That left me in a confused state because I began to wonder what difference is there in what we believe and what the Jesus only, or the UPC people believe? I know the Branham move would hate me for saying that, but I cannot help it, we have truth to stand on. and God is truth. God is love, but God is true and He will not put up with foolishness. Years before, Bro. William Branham went up to northern Indiana to fish and relax for a few days. He came upon a group of people which were Jesus only believers. He was there with them several days and they had him preach. This was the coming out of bipartisanism, which was what he was, this was a step up. I came out of the Methodist Church. I believed in trinity. I am being honest with you. Now I know there is no such thing as trinity in the godhead. It is something that has come up because people will go to Matthew 28:18 and say, well right there is the trinity. It is talking about the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, but really, there is no name there, and it says in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. You find no name there, but Jesus said I am come in my Father’s name. Jesus was in the foreknowledge of God when He created this entire thing. Everything He created was all in His thoughts. He thought the whole thing through, counseled with Himself, before He ever created anything. You do not just throw something there and hope it hits in the right place. It has taken these stars and all, millions of years to get where they are. They did not just happen. Of course scientists say there was a big explosion. I do not find fault with that: it produced something, and God caused that explosion. He is the Creator of all things, and without Him nothing was made. As far as that is concerned, if you go to John 1:1, you will find that even you were in His thoughts before He ever created anything. As you look at predestination in the 1st chapter of Ephesians, you will see that you were there from the foundation of the world. He thought it all out before He created anything. You are not an after thought: you were in His thoughts from the very creation that we speak of. It is time that believers get things straight in their mind, so they are not sidetracked or fooled by somebody that is just out to be recognized as something he is not. Such as these, are not anointed by the Holy Ghost. We three are the preachers here. I am the pastor. I will not stand here and let somebody take over the service, teaching something that I know is wrong. If you want to believe it, believe it, but don’t try to push it off on this congregation. I received a phone call from a person here in the United States. This brother wanted to know about something, because he was reading from some of the books of Bro. William Branham. I made it simple for him, Jesus is not God. Jesus was not there when the world was created. He was a thought in the mind of the Great Creator, but He had no part in creating. He was in God’s thought, but He was not there in any form. Until the day that Gabriel came to Mary and talked with her, saying, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: In Matthew 1;18, WE FIND THESE WORDS. Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. Until that time, Jesus was not anywhere except in the mind of the Great Creator before that time. In Matthew 1:20, The angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph, so notice what he said. But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. That seed was not already in the heavens. It was placed there in Mary’s womb by the Holy Ghost. It did not pre-live: it was a pre-thought, but it did not pre-live. Then when you go to Matthew 1:23, it says His name shall be called Emmanuel, which being interpreted is God with us. That pertains to the Spirit inside Him. Jesus said, I do nothing except the Father tell me. 2nd Corinthians 5, verses 17-2. Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to Himself by Jesus Christ, (who hath reconciled us to Himself by Jesus Christ) and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, (or witness) that God was in Christ, (The Holy Ghost). Otherwise the man Jesus would just have been a good man, an ordinary man, but without sin, which He was until the age of 30 when He went to be baptized by John, and then received the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost is not a person; and He is not a bird. He is a sovereign Spirit. He came to Jesus shaped as a dove for visual purposes, but when the Holy Ghost came to the people in the upper room, He came as tongues of fire. God can manifest anything it takes to fulfill His purpose. Some people, when they hear this will say, well you are the only ones that believe that. I just have to say, true believers believe that. If you are a make believer or an unbeliever, of course you don’t believe it. A pastor is a man, not a woman, a man that stands in the pulpit and every spirit is subject to that, as he stands to minister the Word of God. All things are of God, who hath reconciled us to Himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation, to witness that God was in Christ…) reconciling the world unto Himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: (See? The Holy Ghost which entered into Christ, when He gave His life to pay our sin debt, and ascended into heaven, He said I will send back the Holy Ghost in my name, because the name of Jesus, is the name that the Father gave Him. His name is Jesus, and let me say this, Christ is not His second name, Christ is the anointing. That is what Christ means. We can say Jesus the Christ, Jesus the anointed one.) be ye reconciled to God. God could not die. He had to have a substitute for us, not for Him. Jesus did not die for Himself: He was sinless, but He died for us, that we might be reconciled to God the Father. 1st Corinthians 10. God is recognized as life. John chapter 1 says no man hath seen God at any time. Verse 1, Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; And did all eat the same spiritual meat; And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ. I agree with that, but it was not Jesus: it was the Holy Ghost. See? I agree with that statement, but Jesus was not there. He was not the fourth man in the fire either: it was an angel of the Lord that came down to protect those three Hebrew children. This is not Jesus. It was that anointing that broke the water from the rock. How did that spirit of Christ, the anointing I might say, how did that anointing manifest in the wilderness? It was a fire, a fire by night and a cloud by day. The same one that Moses met in Mt. Horeb. 1st Corinthians 15, starting in verse 20. But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at His coming. Then cometh the end, when He shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; (Why would it be the Father, if Jesus was not God’s Son? Deliver up the kingdom to the Father.) when He shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign, till He hath put all enemies under His feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. For He hath put all things under His feet. But when He saith all things are put under Him, it is manifest that He is excepted, which did put all things under Him. And when all things shall be subdued unto Him, then shall the Son also Himself be subject unto Him that put all things under Him, (Be subject to Him that put all things under Him. That is God, the Father.) that God may be all in all. Jesus then is in subjection to the Father, because all things are put under Him, and the last thing that is put under Him is death. When death is all subdued, then Jesus becomes our elder brother. Then that is worlds without end. It is a little bit hard sometimes for people to think about eternity because there is no end to it. But from eternity, God is like a big circle, you do not know where to poke your finger into it to start, because there is no starting place. The Spirit that is in you, the Holy Ghost is a part of God, just like Jesus was a part of God because He had the Spirit of God in Him. You have the Spirit of God in you, and when God wanted a family, He saw in the very beginning that it would take death in order to bring life. He did make the angels, but He wanted somebody redeemed. Bro. Turner sings the song, I am redeemed by love divine, glory, glory, Christ is mine. Let us get unbelief out of our hearts, let us get it out of our minds. The Bible says to go on, go on with God. Paul even talks about many things that people are hung up on now as being the very beginning of your salvation, repentance and things like that, baptism and all the things that were first in our salvation experience. We should be over all of this, and on our way unto perfection, which is going to climax pretty soon. Do not allow yourself to get lost in the bushes of confusion and unbelief. Let us go to Colossians, 3rd chapter. I will start in verse 16. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your heart’s to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him. Somebody would rather look at the statement of somebody and go on with that, than look at the scripture, because it seems that the scripture does not mean that much to them. That causes problems. Let us go to the 1st chapter of John. If you want the Bible to speak to you, get your life on Bible terms. In the beginning was the Word, (or the thought) and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made. In Him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. How many do you see there? Do you see three? Do you see more than One? All things were made by Him, and without Him was not any thing made that was made. In Him was life and the life was the light of men. The light shineth in darkness and the darkness comprehended it not. Wherever God is, darkness flees, because God is light. That is why it is so important. It will shine right down into our soul’s. That light shining down into us cannot be hid, because Jesus said it is like a city set on a hill, that is what we are. He said in John’s Gospel, I am the light of the world, but then in Matthew He said, you are the light of the world. It is the same light that comes from that Eternal Being. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through Him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.” This Light was not manifested until Jesus was baptized. On over in the chapter it says, That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.” See what it is? John has already seen all this evidence, and as he is writing this, he is looking back. This is not coming forward as it happens, this has already happened and John is looking back at it. “He came unto His own, and His own received Him not. But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, (Jesus, by His death and resurrection, gave us power to become the sons and daughters of God.) even to them that believe on His name. Which were born, not of blood, (It was not a man and a woman getting together for a relationship, that brought Jesus into the world; and our eternal life will require nothing but believing and surrendering to God. Jesus shed His blood to make that possible. When Gabriel met Mary, recorded in the book of Luke, he told her, you will have a son and call his name Jesus. In Matthew, when Joseph had doubts, he was told the same thing in a dream. The angel told him the same story, and told him, His name shall be called Jesus. Here it is, two witnesses. Which were born not of blood, or the will of flesh…) nor of the will of man, but of God.” Only in the thought of God until He manifested that thought. You were only in the thought of God as Jesus was, and you did not pre-exist before that your natural birth, except in the thought of God. He did not pre-exist in body form. He existed in the thoughts of God. And the Word was made flesh, (God’s thought was made flesh. It is God all along, because Jesus always referred to Him as Father. Even when He taught the disciples to pray, He said Pray, Our Father which art in heaven. Why would He say that, if He were God and on earth then? Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done. He is talking of the Millennium all along there. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. Forgive us are trespasses, or our debts, as we forgive those that trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation. See? He is telling them to pray to the Father. That is why we begin our prayer, Father God, or precious heavenly Father. But we end it, in the name of Jesus Christ, because He is our substitute, our mediator, and our authority to speak to the Father. We could not die to pay our sin debt. we did not have anything to pay with, but He had pure blood for a sacrifice, and like he said, He came to fulfill the law. We had nothing to do with our salvation. It is a free gift. If I give you something free, then you owe me nothing. If He gave me free salvation, the only thing I owe Him is my life. All I can say is, here I am. I cannot bargain with God. Neither can you. Salvation is a free gift. Carnal minded man has always stacked so many things on that, there was no faith left in it. By the time we get them all peeled off, down to the nitty-gritty, we have lost our faith. In that scripture, it says the Word was made flesh. God is the Word and He, which is Spirit, did not become a fleshly being, He spoke, and a seed of life was implanted in Mary’s virgin womb….) and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. John bare witness of Him and cried, saying, This was He of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for He was before me. (in God’s thought.) And of His fullness have all we received, and grace for grace. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. No man hath seen God at any time; (Only showed up in light. These people that have had these heavenly experiences, which were supposed to have died and gone to heaven and then come back, they saw the Father, as a great big guy. Then they saw the Son, He was smaller. I never did remember what they said about the Holy Ghost. I will say this though: you saw the wrong vision, because God is represented in light. You cannot corral Him into one place. Jesus did not try to do that. He knew His Father still ran the universe, and knew what part He would have in the Millennium, and then, after the Millennium has accomplished its purpose, Jesus turns everything back to the Father. Just as I read there in the 15th chapter of 1st Corinthians. One thing I want to emphasize is that No man hath seen God at any time…) the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, (See? He is looking back now.) He hath declared Him. How did He declare Him? Go over into the book of John, you will see how He declared Him. Let me go to John 5, starting with verse 19. Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He seeth the Father do: (See? All along in Jesus’ ministry, He was not just haphazardly doing things. He has already showed what the Father would do, just like Peter and John coming into the temple there in the beautiful gate, as they came in, they saw this man that had been born lame. He had laid there, I believe it was thirty eight years or so, in that condition where he could not walk. He sat there, Jesus no doubt had passed by him many times, but it was not time. Everything in its time, do not try to hurry God, just listen to Him. Believe His Word, it will come to pass. What you are seeking will come to pass, if you will let it run its course. Jesus said, ask. He was not just saying, ask and forget it. Ask Believing. The Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He seeth the Father do…) for what things soever He doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise. He is watching for leadership. How many times did Bro. William Branham stand there, waiting for the angel of the Lord, because he said, I cannot do anything until He comes. He would talk to somebody, talk about this and that, until the angel of the Lord showed him. He said, he is not further than this from me. He was not doing the healing on his own. I am looking for great things to happen in the body of Christ, but they may not come the way we think they will. We have got to be in acceptance to what He does. For the Father loveth the Son, (How can you make Jesus God? How can you do that? How can you listen to somebody that tries to do that? Listen to the Word of God, and you will know that Jesus is not God.) and showeth Him all things that Himself doeth; and He will show Him greater works than these, that ye may marvel. For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom He will. For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son. His very life was a judge, and His death, that became our judge because we must accept Him. I hope you are getting something out of this. That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which sent Him. These preachers in this day, Schuler, Rick Warren, that mess of stuff, taking their crosses off of the church houses because they do not want to offend the Muslims. What a shame! They call themselves Chrislams. No matter what you call yourselves: you are nothing that God will accept. They go into these Muslim synagogues and preach for them. What can they preach in those places? You certainly could not preach a true revelation of the Word of God even if you had it, but you do not. You are poor pitiful people. Oh yes, you have your big books, your big ministry, but you don’t have Jesus Christ; because He would not go into those places. Since I have said that, let me say this, Islam is now talking about taking over Judaea and Samaria and Gaza. Go ahead! The United States is not going to do anything to prevent it, but Israel will show you how to fight a war; and there will not be very many of you left alive when it is over. You will not be beheading your enemies: you will be running for your lives. When I look at this sick bunch of people, how our president is negotiating with their daddy, Iran, it lets me know their time is short. Our President does not want Netanyahu around. Netanyahu is always a plug in their drift. I am not bragging on Netanyahu, but he does have more honor than that bunch of stuff we hear about in the News. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on Him that sent me, (Are you listening?) hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. (The dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God, as He speaks of the plan and purpose of the Father.) For as the Father hath life in Himself; so hath He given to the Son to have life in Himself; (It is all from the Father, the Father hath given, because of Jesus’ obedience, because He went to the cross to give His blood for our salvation, because we had nothing to offer for deliverance from our sins and sicknesses. Our blood would not take care of anything, but His blood took care of everything.) And hath given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of man. Ephesians 2, starting with verse 4, says this. But God, who is rich in mercy, for His great love wherewith He loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (With Christ, He put us on a footing with Christ Jesus. When the Millennium comes, He is not going to sit off over here somewhere on a big seat: He is going to dwell with us. He will be King in that Millennium era, but we are also going to be kings and priests with Him.) Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, by grace are ye saved; And hath raised us up together, (We are living in heavenly places now. He has raised us up together. With the Spirit of God in you, He is dwelling in our midst, that we might be a part of Him. I am not degrading Jesus, He is our only hope. And hath raised us up together…) and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. That is what we felt this morning. It was His Spirit inside, rejoicing. God has made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ. You may be sick in body, but you are still in heavenly places. Do not let the devil drag you down. Praise God whenever you get the opportunity, lift Him higher than everything else, because He is. All of us go through things that are not easy, but I am glad of that, because we do go through them: we do not stop in the midst of them: we go through them. We do not just open the gate to get in the gate opening. We have gone nowhere if we just stand in the in the open gate; but if we walk on through, then we are in a different location. God is desiring us to be in a different location than what we are, even this morning. He wants His great name to be lifted up and given worship and praise. Jesus said, And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. He will draw all men unto Him, that we may walk together in heavenly places. God’s plan is this, That in ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. (See? It is God all along.) For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of (Who?) God. Let me go to Ephesians, verse 1 where we find this, Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as He hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, To the praise of the glory of His grace, wherein He hath made us accepted in the beloved. In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace; Wherein He hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence. I was thinking about that verse, where it says God created all things, and it says by Jesus Christ. That by Jesus Christ is not in the original. It has been added in translating. I have Ephesians 3:9 in the Lamsa translation. That I might enlighten all men that they may see what is the dispensation of the mystery which for ages had been hidden from the world by God who created all things.That is as far as it goes. If you remember, Bro. Jackson said that the King James version was translated by Trinitarians, and that there are places where they did add things that was not in the original manuscript. This is one of the places. I still use the King James to preach from, because I don’t want to mix people up with all the other things that are worded differently.
JESUS IS NOT GOD
We know we are living in the end time now. They have given out numbers of how many Holocaust victims there are left alive in the world. `It is very few. They have said, we are getting to go into the seventieth year pretty soon, and if it goes to seventy five years, there would be hardly any of hem left alive. I remember Bro. Jackson saying that there would be Holocaust victims still living when the Lord comes. It is getting mighty close. One indication is, the stock market is going up and down since September 25th. What will it be when September 13th this year comes around? That starts a new Jewish year. That will finish up the Shemitah year. We need to get our houses in order. The coming of the Lord draweth nigh. We know that the teachings of many in this hour are ahead of time. Some of them think we are already in the tribulation or in that seven year period of time, and some think it is coming this coming year. We know that none of that is true because the seven year period of time will not come until the Jews are at least almost finished with their temple, and the two prophets come on the scene. There will be animal sacrifice again in Israel. The way I understand it, they have a breeding program; and they already have many red heifers that they are growing. I am sure a lot of them do not even know what it is for. When the ground is cleared, with the Mosque of Omar gone, then they will spread ashes of the red heifer to purify the ground, before building the temple. This is all getting very close. As we look at things that are happening now, we know that Gentile time is very short. This is really not part of my message. I just wanted to say that; and now I am going to finish up what I was on Sunday morning. I thought I was through, but I had different ones speak to me concerning the help it was to them. That is what I am here for. If I can help somebody understand something a little better, that is what I am here for. As far as I am concerned, it is clear in my mind. However not everyone has that full revelation, because, as Bro. Kevin has said, and I have said also, this will be one of the last things that will be understood before the coming of the Lord. The godhead is still a mystery to some. It will be fully understood by the bride before we get out of here. This goes to different countries; and to different nationalities of believers, so I want to do my best by the help of the Lord, to make it understandable for all. I am going to Revelation 1 verse 1, now. I want you to listen carefully, to how this reads. Don’t just read over it: think about it. The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto Him, to show unto His servants things which must shortly come to pass; and He sent and signified it by His angel unto His servant John: Who bare record of the Word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that He saw. Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, (and understand it) and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand. John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from Him which is, (which is God) and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before His throne; (Then and, which is a conjunction, you know that.) And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood. And hath made us kings and priests unto God and His Father; (Is that hard to understand? Are we reading something that is a mystery? It is a mystery to some people who claim to be of the bride, simply because they have their mind already set on their traditions. If you believe that Jesus is God, what I say is not going to change you. If you believe in a trinity, this message is not going to change you. Not unless you get the Holy Ghost and He gives you a true revelation. A revelation will change you. It changed my ideas, my thinking, and got me on the right track. This scriptural truth is for the foundation of the Christian believers, because that is what it says in the 4th chapter of Ephesians, unto the knowledge of the Son of God.) to Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. Behold, He cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see Him, and they also which pierced Him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of Him. Even so, Amen. (Now in this, God speaks again.) I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. (There is only one Almighty.) I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the Word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea. In this 1st chapter, he is establishing the very premise of this book, where it sprang from, of its origin. When you go over to Revelation 21, you see it again. I am not going to go to that tonight. I want to go to Revelation 3:11-14. Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, (Jesus is calling Him, my God.) and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; these things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God. What is he talking about, the beginning of the creation of God? IT IS THE BEGINNING OF THE NEW CREATION OF GOD. You take the Old Testament, it is a foreshadow of the New. The New Testament is brought out from what God was seeking to do for mankind under a Law, which man could not keep, because we are a stubborn people. There is no way the Jews could ever keep the Law. God said, I found David my servant after my own heart. But David failed, yet in his heart he did not fail. His weakness was in his flesh. When Jesus came to change our thinking, He came to dwell inside us. The Spirit of God that dwelt in Him, dwells in us also: not only to change our thinking, but to guide us, and lead us into truth. Therefore the flesh is conquered in Him. I tuned into a preacher the other night, and I turned right on by him, because he was talking about the 7th chapter of the book of Romans, talking about how much trouble Paul had in the flesh. He did not even understand what he was talking about. Paul is talking about the Law, the trouble he had under the Law. But when he came into the 8th chapter, it is completely different. Let me go over that a little. Let us go to the 7th verse of the 7th chapter. He has already spoken about what God has done for him. What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet. But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead. That is what made man realize he was a sinner, the Law. It was after Jesus came and died, when the gospel went to the Gentiles, even before they ever realized they were sinners. They just did whatever they felt like doing in their mind, with no conscience that what they were doing was wrong. We were the same way. But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence, (which is sexual desire and lust) for without the law sin was dead. For I was alive without the law once: (That is the things he did, he felt no guilt, that is really what that is saying. He is not meaning that he was Christian, he is not meaning he was a believer. Of course Paul was a believer in the Law. For I was alive without the law once…) but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died. (He is talking about before the Law came.) And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death. For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me. Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good. Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful. For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin. I will not keep going on it, but he goes on with it. Listen to what he says in chapter 8. There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus. There is no condemnation. We do not have to live under that umbrella. God has made us free. He has made us whole and complete. The Gentile world had always lived as they wanted to. As Paul went to different places where he went preaching, it was always in the midst of idol worship. Corinth was nothing but a cesspool of the enemy. We do thank God though, because, There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus. Let us now go to Revelation 3 again. I want to go to verse 20. Jesus is speaking, Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: (This is in the end time, which is why there are so many teachings, so many ideas floating around out there. Prophecy preaches are so much out of the book, they could never find their way back. Once they believed one thing, now they believe another thing. When I heard a message, I heard truth in 1961, and it changed my life. I have never wanted to go back to that Methodist system. They offered me nothing then, they offer me nothing now. What was that Borax commercial, 20 mule team, they could never pull me back to that system. God has brought us through something, to something that is real. Behold I stand at the door and knock…) if any man hear my voice, (He is speaking in this hour. He spoke to me. He still speaks. All I have to do is be in a place to listen. I am not talking about at Faith Assembly, I am talking about at my home or wherever I am, I need to listen wherever I am, and so do you. I want to listen.) and open the door. This is all on our part. If we open the door, in other words, He, Jesus, comes by invitation. I remember how those denominational churches would say, I give you an invitation. Well He is the one that gives the invitation. All that the Father hath given me. I can remember when they used to run to everybody they thought was a sinner and beg them to come to the altar. They would say something like this to them, your baby may die, you may lose your husband if you don’t come. Just trying to scare people into something they called salvation. I like what Bro. William Branham said about that, if they can scare you into it, they can scare you out of it. That knocking will stop one day. One day soon, it will be the last knock. Do not let the devil run over you. Young people, don’t let the devil lie to you and run over you. You have a right by the grace of God, to stand against the devil. You young people can resist the devil the same as adults. The Spirit of God in you is your assurance that you have authority to resist and rebuke the devil. He is a trouble maker, so don’t wait until he comes with that trouble to get ready to resist him, get everything ready ahead of time and be ready. We have armor to protect us. Ephesians 6:11 “ Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14
Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. You young people have the same armor that adults have. When you look in that mirror, be sure you see what you want to see, and not what the devil puts before you. I know there are struggles. That is what makes us overcomers, when we take the Word of God and stand our ground. The struggles are not just limited to young people; there are struggles for older people also. The devil is on the loose. He is trying to take your joy. He is trying to take your spirituality away from you. He is trying to move in, so keep your armor on all the time. We cannot be slack, when it comes to standing on the Word of God. When you go to bed at night, keep your armor on, don’t just lie there and grieve over something that someone has said, or something the devil has tried to tempt you with. You must remember always, that you have more authority than he has. The authority comes through what the Lord Jesus Christ did for us. He took away our sins and gave us hope of eternal life, but it is by that Spirit that we have abiding in us, that we are able to resist all attacks of the wicked one. He tries every way he can, to get what you have away from you. He likes to put doubt in your mind, if you give him the chance, but you do not have to allow that. I go back to that same verse I read before. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man, (or woman, or anyone,) hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. What a fellowship. What a Hallelujah time! To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, We need to forget that song: build my mansion next door to Jesus, because He said, sit with me in my throne.) even as I also overcame, and am sat down with my Father in His throne. Those mansions of John 14, are terribly misunderstood. We are the mansions, the dwelling places of the Spirit od God. Jesus has already overcame all temptations, and made the way for us to do the same. He has made us overcomers. He has given us the best hope that we could have, eternal life. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. I have armor, I have a helmet. I have my eyes protected, and I have my mouth protected; and so do you. He fixed us up from head to the foot. He did not start at the feet and come up. He wanted to get this thing settled in our mind first of all. I have another scripture in the book of Acts, chapter 2, that I want to read. This poor preacher (Peter) had just started out. It don’t take long, if you have the Holy Ghost, for that anointing, to come upon you when you have been taught the right way; and Peter had been taught right. He had been given knowledge, because he had been with Jesus three years and a half. Don’t you think he had been with the best teacher there ever was? We have the same one, because the teacher is the Holy Ghost, He is inside us. He will guide you into all truth, He will lead you into all truth. Verse 22, Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God (A man appointed of God. He was a man upon this earth. After His resurrection, He did not changed a whole lot. His looks were not very different. What the enemy wants you to see is something that un-approachable. However we know that He came, that He might be approached. A man approved of God…) among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by Him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know: (That is pretty good for a beginning preacher.) Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it. Who raised Him? The same Holy Ghost that He had when He went down to hell, is the Holy Ghost that raised Him, which is the Spirit of God. Don’t make Him another person. Listen to this, For David speaketh concerning Him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for He is on my right hand, that I should not be moved: Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope: Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance. Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulcher is with us unto this day. Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, He would raise up Christ to sit on His throne; He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that His soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption. This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear. For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, Until I make thy foes thy footstool. Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ. Brothers and sisters, I cannot make it any plainer than that. All I can say to you, Jesus is not God. Jesus is the Son of God that was sent forth, because God could not die for our sins. He sent His Son, made in the likeness of sinful flesh, without sin in His own flesh. A man approved of God. Don’t let anything interfere with your belief in what the plan of God is. That is as far as I was going to read on that. We have all the scripture we need to establish our proper understanding of Jesus, His resurrection, and what God the Father sent Him here for, and what He is to the Church of the living God. I will conclude my thought on this. I feel like I have gone as far as I should need to. There are a lot of other scriptures we could look at, but true believers should not need any more than what we have looked at already. May the Lord bless you, lead and guide you as we press onto the end.
JESUS IS NOT GOD
I am going back to my subject on, Jesus is not God. I know this is going to be controversial. I expect it to be, but I feel the way things are going and what is really being put into the air, different ones are receiving I-phone e-mails and so on concerning this subject, so it has to be dealt with. I will tell you what the scripture teaches us, and not some man’s ideas. Carnal ideas have caused trouble all through time, because God’s Word does not agree with them. I will just tell you what the Bible teaches us and let the chips fall where they may. There is no reason to hold back because of hurting someone’s feelings in this late hour of time. The devil does not hold back. He is always looking for a place of entrance into our life. His place of entrance is into the hearts and minds of people that are unstable. I do not want to be that unstable person myself, nor do I try to lead anyone in a direction they should not go in. After all is said and done, we are responsible, not only for what we say, but for what we allow also. That is the truth, especially for ministers of the Word of truth. A minister is someone, especially if he is a pastor in charge of a congregation of believers, that must hold a line on what is allowed in the church meetings, and not allow someone in the congregation that wants to take over, the opportunity to do so. Some get to feeling like they have a calling bigger than what they should have, but wanting to be noticed and wanting to be seen, wanting to be admired. That is not according to God’s plan. To put it in a nut shell, that is what is going on in this hour. I called Bro. Turner because I wanted to tell him I was going to go on with this subject, now that so many things have come up. I wanted to go on with this subject and print it. He had some of the other already laid out. I told him to go ahead, but I think he is going to change things some, but that is up to him. I never try to tell Bro. Turner do this or do that, because he is writing what he hears and what he sees. When I told him about certain things, he put something on the internet. If you have looked at the internet, you will see it there. This is where I stand, and I don’t aim to pull away from it. God has given us something in this hour to stand for, and to stand with. It seems that any time there is a correction or whatever you might want to call it, somebody always gets hurt, and somebody always has a better idea. That is all it is: an opinion, and no revelation to it. I have to say that about the e-mails on the I-phone messages: there is no revelation there. You who are responsible for that do not even know what you are doing. You are going to get in trouble. Not trouble with me, but with God. The only thing with me; is that I have certain rights and responsibilities here as a pastor at Faith Assembly Church. If you do not stand for truth, then you will never be in this pulpit again. That is just the way it is. It is the way I am and also the way these brothers that stand with me are. I know in dealing with this subject, that Bro. William Branham said that Jesus never did say He was the Son of God. I don’t stand here trying to make myself bigger than what the prophet was, but there are certain things he said, that were wrong. I want to get these things straightened out. You just as well get it in your mind right now, I said it and I mean it, so when something is said, I am not trying to be a bully about it, or trying to make someone think I know something more than any other man, but God has put certain things in my heart that cannot be changed. I don’t take my responsibility lightly. I know the Branham movement will hate me for this. I know there are certain people that are supposedly in fellowship with us that are going to hate it too, but I cannot help it. It is what it is. When you send your e-mails to brothers and sisters in this church, then you are going to hear about it. I am not going to allow that. I cannot help what some people believe, but I can help what is put out over this platform. I hope you listen to this, because I intend to continue on this subject until the trip to Israel comes up. As far as I know right now, I will close this subject out by then. It is not going to be just one message, or not just two messages. I have things to deal with in this, so I want to try to cover all of them. Some of the people who have fellow shipped with us in time past, would have been better off if they were at the Tabernacle, because they had that inside then, in their spirit. I do not plan to call anyone by name, but I could. I preached some of this one time while Bro. Jackson was living. He and I had been talking about this, about the seals, and how many times in there, Bro. William Branham had mentioned Jesus was God. I preached it one night. A certain person stood up and said he had a dream. He told the dream to Bro. Jackson. I knew the dream was about me when he began to talk, because all indications were there. When he got through, Bro. Jackson stood up and said, Bro. Allen and I have been talking about this. I don’t know what the fellow thought when he heard that. There are certain things through time that let me think, when I was still at the Tabernacle; what is the difference in what we believe, and what the Jesus only believe, especially after a certain message was preached, The Unveiling of God, which was a three hour message. I stood and held Mark most of the time. There was a young sister who got up and gave me her seat. It was Sis. Gayle Brumley. She gave me her seat after awhile because she saw I was holding Mark, with sweat running down, getting our clothes wet, for three hours. I very much appreciated what she did. She reminded me of that just lately. As I get back into this message, I want to say that Jesus, ever since He went to the Father, has been seated on the right hand of power. That is what it is, sitting at the Father’s right side, because the right side of the Father is power. Just like it says in Isaiah 52:9, talking about God’s holy arm being lifted up. God is going to do that for Israel one day soon. This is still to come. I believe it is getting very close. Netanyahu is to come to America today. He will be making a speech Tuesday, to Congress. There are certain Democrats, including the president, vice president, and certain others who are going to be out of town. I don’t know if it is a golfing day or what. Anyway they are going to be out of town. The Bible says to pray for Israel and the peace of Jerusalem. They have gone out of bounds. When you go out of bounds, then that gives it over to the other side. That is exactly what they have done. They have given it to the other side. We come to find out Iran is the one sponsoring ISIS. Here they are, trying to negotiate with somebody that is a liar. Iran is not going to tell you the truth. Who would think they could trust somebody like that. Netanyahu is going to be there, but they are not. I just wanted to bring in a little of that before I get into my subject, Jesus is not God. Jesus is the Son of God. Being the Son of God, because He was begotten of God He came to this earth in a birth, just like any other baby. Before that time, He was only in God’s thoughts. He had no physical pre-existence anywhere. The words of John 1, tell us He was begotten of the Father. What is so hard to understand about that? What we read in the 1st chapter of John, is all about the Father. As you read, it talks about, In the beginning was the Word. That is God’s thought, God’s memory, all about God. As you look at that in John 1, then you go down to the 14th verse, it says And the Word was made flesh and dwelled among us. It was God’s Word spoken into the womb of Mary that made flesh, so to speak, but it did not happen immediately: it took nine months just like any other baby does. Then it says, “ And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” I want you to pay particular attentionto the words begotten of the Father. In 2nd Corinthians 5:19. It says, To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself, in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself. The thing about it is, there was no reconciliation, that is a big word, there was no reconciliation until Christ came. Because He bought us back, He paid the price that we might be free, that we might have salvation, that we might have freedom in Him. Young people, your mind is growing, you don’t know it all. Do not ever think that, because you still have to listen to authority. The schools today are taking that authority away from the parents. They are teaching the children certain things that are not right, homosexuality, and all that stuff that is being taught, as if it were alright. That stuff has just come up in the last thirty years. It was going on, but not openly like it is now. No matter what politicians approve, with God, that kind of life is sinful. These states that are passing the marijuana laws have a price to pay. Ask the states around Colorado what they think about it. Their criminal activity has jumped three hundred percent. This nation is just like Sodom and Gomorrah, the way things are allowed now, but be assured: God will deal with it in due time. Sodomy and all that goes along with it is an abomination to a righteous God. The way things are going, it will not be long until people will stop getting married: they will just live together as though they are married. You hear some of them now, talking about their child, and they do not mind talking about having a child nine years old and they have only been married six years. That is not right. It will never be right. Let us go to the book of John. As we look at this in Matthew, Mark and Luke, Jesus always referred to Himself as Son of man. That was because He was a prophet.When you go back into the old Testament, there is a time or two mentioned to Daniel, which calls Him Son of man. But in Ezekiel, time after time after time, God mentions Son of man, because He is a prophet. Jesus takes on that title when His ministry was a certain way, but when you go into the book of John, He calls Himself the Son of God. This idea that some have, of Jesus being the Son of God in the future, is not right. He is the Son of God because that is what He was and is. He was not born again, but He did receive the Holy Ghost because there was no sin in Him, for Him to need to be born again. He received the Holy Ghost in its fullness, and it was not a dove. It was the Spirit of God coming down to dwell in a man, and we have the same opportunity, but we have it in part and His Son had it in the fullness. He always glorified the Father, even in the works He did. My Father works, and I work hitherto. I do nothing except the Father shows me. John chapter 3, verse 16. For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; (This is Jesus speaking.) but that the world through Him might be saved. He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. The only begotten Son. Angels were sons of God, and these people claim that angels are not sons of God, but they are. They are created sons of God. As we look at Jesus here, the thing about it is, Bro. William Branham mentioned that He never did call himself the Son of God, but he was looking at Matthew, Mark, and Luke, where He always referred to Himself as Son of Man. But here in John, because He is showing the deity of who He is, he did refer to Himself as the Son of God; and He was no ordinary man as far as human desires. All these people, the Japanese and all those people talk about Jesus and Mary Magdalene having children, some of them live in Japan. Jesus did not have that kind of desire. Don’t put Him down on the level of carnal man. Verse 18 again, He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. Did He not call himself the Son of God there? He absolutely did! How can some say He did not refer to Himself as the Son of God, when it it written so plainly that He did? How can you say that? If I am not preaching out of the book, don’t listen to me, but I am and you know it. If you do not like what I am saying; then find somebody else to listen to. I want to go to John 5, starting with verse 36. But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father (which the Father, is He not recognizing Himself as being the Son of God by saying Father?) hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me. If you cannot understand these things, I cannot help you, because I am preaching from the Word of God. Young people, whoever you are, or if you are forty years old, if you entertain these things that are being sent to you, you are headed for trouble. You might say, oh but I have friends, so and so. Well when it comes to the Word of God, I have a friend too, and I am going to listen to that friend, I am going to look at what He had to say. He is a friend that sticks closer than a brother. A brother can be by your side, these sitting here today are my brothers, I love them, we stand together, but then this other Brother I have is inside me, which I do not call brother yet, but will one day. He walks with me, and He talks with me, and tells me I am His own, the joy we share as we gather there, none other has ever known. It is an individual thing. And the Father Himself, which hath sent me, (He is separating Himself from being the Father.) hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard His voice at any time, nor seen His shape. If you look for Him, you will not see Him, but if you live for Him, you will see Him. You will see His glow coming out of the peoples heart’s in this hour of time. And ye have not His Word abiding in you: for whom He hath sent, Him ye believe not. We know that is speaking of Jesus, but I speak of this hour, God has sent His Word through the ministry. If you do not believe that ministry, you have no hope. I want to nail this down; because I believe we are so close to the end that people need to know what they stand for and why they stand for it. I am not Jesus only; and I am not a man that believes in one God divided into three persons. God is not a person. God could not die, so He had to provide a sacrifice for our redemption, and He did that by allowing His Son to be that sacrifice. Jesus was His only begotten Son, because He created that little cell of life in Mary’s womb. No natural man or woman had anything to do with that. The only thing is, the woman, Mary accepted it when the angel spoke to her about it; and when Joseph was shown in a dream what had happened, he accepted it also. If Joseph had never seen anything, then I can see why he would have been what he was, because he was going to put her away privately. He had respect for her. But then the angel of the Lord came to him in a dream and said fear not Joseph, to take Mary thy wife, because that which is inside her is of the Holy Ghost, and His name shall be called Jesus. Search the scriptures, search them and see for yourselves. Read your Bible as I preach to you. I remember, at the Tabernacle, those people got so joyous and so happy, that they never even carried a Bible. Their Bible would stand before them and preach. That was all they ever cared about: what Brother Branham said. Just like the man I met at the post office five or six years ago. I went in, and as I came back out, this man said, Bro. William Branham gave us a beautiful day today, didn’t he? I thought, you are sick! I knew what he believed. He did not have to open his mouth very much. Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. What are you doing, Bro. Allen? I am going to cut cords. It is time you get rid of that umbilical cord. Stop hanging on to what somebody else believes. To you who started all of this lately I say this; where you got in trouble, was when you started sending e-mails to our brothers and sisters of Faith Assembly. If somebody from Faith Assembly wants to believe this stuff that is being sent out, I say you should go with them. I am not going to hold you here, if you do not believe what I preach. I don’t need you here, if you are believing that false doctrine. If you do stand for the truth, don’t even listen to that. Shut them off. Cut them out of your e-mail, cut them off from your phone. It is time we stand for something, and let everybody know where we are standing. Those who straddle the fence, will certainly not go in the rapture. You can mark that down as a solid fact And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life. I receive not honour from men. But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you. I am come in my Father’s name, (Whose name? I remember Bro. William Branham saying, every son comes in his father’s name. That is right: I did not name myself Allen. You did not name yourselves Crase, Thompson. That name was inherited. I am come in my Father’s name…) and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. (That is the pope.) How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only? I had to walk away from my parents. I had to walk away from my two preacher brothers. It has never bothered me that I did. It bothered me that they did not see, that they did not understand, but it never has bothered me, that I did what I had to do. When God puts something in your heart, that takes away the guilt of being different than what others think you ought to be. It takes away all unbelief. Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust. For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me. Now I want to go to the 6th chapter, verses 67 thru 69. Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life. And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God. Now let us go to chapter 9, verses 35 thru 39. This is where Jesus healed the young man that was blind from birth. Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, He said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God? (I ask all who are hearing me today, Do you believe on the Son of God? According to what so and so is saying, he should have said, do you believe on God. That is what some have made it, because they have taken a statement and have said that Jehovah of the Old Testament is Jesus of the New. I know the statement was made, I was there when it was made. All I am doing is trying to get some things straightened out. Bro. William Branham said, get back to the Word. That is what we are doing.) He answered and said, Who is He, Lord, that I might believe on Him? And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen Him, and it is He that talketh with thee. And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped Him. Some have said, well if Jesus is not God, then why worship Him? Why do people worship Him? He is still Lord. Jesus never turned anybody away when they came and bowed before Him. I will, I do not want anybody to get down in front of me like that. You would make me feel very little. All I could do is say, get up. I don’t deserve any kind of worship, but Jesus does. We are not worshipping the man, we are worshipping the God that is in Him, but that man Himself was perfect and deserved to be Worshipped. Jesus was a perfect Son of God, not the second person. He is the only person in the godhead, the rest of the godhead is Spirit. He is the One that they could recognize. Jesus said, if you have seen me, you have seen the Father. That is because the Father dwelt in Him, and seeing either for what they are is by the Spirit that dwells in us; because the Father cannot be seen with the human eye. Jesus said, I do nothing except what the Father shows me. The one man said after hearing that, Lord, I believe, and he worshipped Him. I worship Him, I bow my knees unto Him, but when I pray, I pray to my heavenly Father, by the authority of the name of Jesus the Christ. That is what you need to do. When you start your prayer, let it be to your heavenly Father; not to Jesus. In John 14:13-14 Jesus said, “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask anything in my name, that will I do. 16:23 says this, ” And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.” When you end it, you end it in the name of Jesus Christ, or the Lord Jesus Christ as you choose. He is our Lord. And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind. You can have 20-20 or even 20-15, 20-10 or whatever, and be as blind as a bat spiritually, because, when you look at the Word you never get an answer. If you are watching this on the Internet this morning, I hope the Holy Ghost gets hold of you. Because we are closing out in the end time: we don’t have much further to go, and I certainly want to get it right. I don’t want to leave out something that should be said, just because I want to please a few people, or please one person, or whatever. I do want to please my heavenly Father. He is not a person, He is a Spirit. Chapter 10, verses 25 thru 39. Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me. But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, (My Father) which gave them me, is greater than all; (Greater than He) and no man is able to pluck them out of my Fathers hand. I and my Father are one. (That is one in thought. Whenever Jesus did something, it was ordained of the Father. That is what He is saying. He is not saying I am the only one.) Then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him. Jesus answered them, Many good works have I showed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me? The Jews answered Him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God. Jesus answered them, is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods? (He is going to play right into their hands, because the ones to which the Word of God came, God called them gods. For what purpose? They were not going to mess up the picture, and you can see that as you go back into the Old Testament, into Jeremiah, Isaiah, there is no contradiction in their message. Daniel, no contradiction. One just picked up where the other left off and they were not copying. They were not even in the same place. Daniel was in Babylon. Ezekiel was in Babylon. But they never did refer to one another, because they were not that close. Daniel was in the king’s house. Ezekiel was out on some bank somewhere, of a river. But their message is the same, and the message in this hour will be the same.) If He called them gods, unto whom the Word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken; Say ye of Him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemeth; because I said, (I am the Son of God? How much plainer can it be? He is not calling Himself the Son of Man. The Son of Man is a prophet, but He is dealing with something the people are bringing on Him. They are trying to make Him say something He did not say: He did not say He was God. He is not playing now. If you had listened to this, you are blind because you want to be blind. I am not responsible for your blindness. After this message is over, you are going to be wholly responsible.) If I do not the works of my Father, (There are two minds there, the mind of the Father and the mind of the Son. If I do not the works of my Father…) believe me not; But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in Him. Is the Father in you this morning? Are you in Him? This is an enjoyable journey. We are not on vacation, but we are on a journey and the journey is going to end one day when your feet begin to lift up and you look down. You have a white robe on. Do you believe you are going to have a white robe? Jesus did when He showed up there with Moses and Elijah, it was glistening white, no whiter on earth could ever match it. This is the way I want to be dressed, but before I am dressed that way, I want to address this old thing, that I have a perfect communion with my Father. You can call Him whatever you want to, but God Jehovah is my Father. One of these days it is going to be turned over, after the Millennium, and Jesus is going to become our elder brother in the Eternal Age, and we are going to be brothers with Him, but have a much lesser position. Therefore they sought again to take Him: but He escaped out of their hand. I am going with what Jesus said about His position. He does not say that in the other gospels. He calls Himself the Son of Man because He is a prophet to them, but here in John, He is the Son of God. You are mixed up, you say He is the son of David, He will not be the Son of David until the Millennium. He was the Son of Man, but He was also the Son of God. He never forgot it. Chapter 11, verses 1 thru 4. Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha. It was that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped His feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick. Therefore his sisters sent unto Him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom that lovest is sick. When Jesus heard that, He said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby. How many more scriptures do I need in John? I have more. Chapter 14, verse 8. Philip saith unto Him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us. Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father? He that has seen me hath seen the Father. Continued next issue.