CONTENDER: From Here To Eternity Part 6

Vol. 53 No. 8 – November 2021

Rev. James Allen
Rev. James C. Allen

Preached on June 14, 2022 – am

God is in control of every situation. He knows everything that is going on in this nation today. I appreciate the prophecy that has come to us, because you can see it today in the streets of America, all that is going on, carnage, and all the things that people are being put under pressure about, even on their jobs. But God be praised for His wonderful love to us. I thank God for this truth of His word, and the time that He has given us to be together. We are not here to be a problem, but for the truth of God’s word. Wherever it falls, it falls. Because we see in the nation today just any little thing could trigger something that would bring forth the vision of George Washington. So many things are happening, so many lives are being wasted. Evil man, as the Bible says, will get worse and worse. Bro. Jackson used to say worser and worser, I think that would be a good word today. You can say, well it is not in the dictionary. It should be.

Worse is not just good enough. I thank the Lord today for those that are looking for the coming of the Lord. I pray that will be the case today, that we will be looking for that time, that day, that hour, when the Lord will come and take His children, get them out of this wicked world where wickedness is rampant today. Man has no regard for fellow man. The old west was nothing to what it is looking like now. Across
the world today there is evil going on, all around the world. But we know one thing is soon to happen, that Israel is going to get her land back. There will be a revival in the holy land and the temple is going to be built. When that is built, you can look for the Bride of Jesus Christ getting herself ready to go. But we do not have to wait until then. This is a good time now for us to ready ourselves for that coming day of the Lord. We have not all been able to come together at one time lately, but this does not stop the spirit of the Lord, the spirit of the Lord is still real, and still moves in the hearts and lives and minds of His people. I thank God for His presence. His presence does not only come when you are at church, He said, I will never leave you nor forsake you. It is His goodness, His love that brings this about to us when we are together, and then when we are in our homes. We can feel that anointing. It is precious. God is good. We thank Him for His wonderful grace. I have scriptures I want to go over. The first will be Revelation chapter 1. I want to look at that in maybe a little different way than what I have looked at it before. Because it is very real. We see John giving an account of what is happening at that time. But he is speaking of the future tense,
even in the 1 st chapter. He is speaking of the future, but he is also speaking of the time then, and about the time now, because it goes from the very

beginning of the church, of the Gentile church, let me say that. Because this is who he is writing to. This is not a letter to the Jews, except the Christian Jews. This is a letter to the church to let them know what goes on in Israel, and around the world, before the coming of the Lord. Last week I was talking about Revelation 17, and chapter 18 is the results of chapter 17. It shows you what happens to that Catholic system, as well as the denominational world, because of the exaltation of the things that went on through the centuries of time in the Catholic world, all the carnage, all the killings. Bro. Branham said the Catholic
Church records sixty-eight million that they killed. That was a lot of people back at that time. It is a lot of people at any time. But this kind of equals the time whenever the Russians took over, when Communism came about in the Kremlin. Chairman Mao of China killed some sixty-eight million people, mostly Christians. That is who were killed in Russia. You have St. Petersburg, which was named after a saint, as they call it. You have that large church there that they over. All the Jews were killed. Half of the Jews were killed during the German take over. But Praise God this morning, we are able to look at all these things and
see not only what has happened but see what will happen. Because it is a diagram of the things to come.
I remember when Bro. Jackson preached the Chronology of Revelation, bringing in the happening of things to where they should be in time. I remember the preacher who was here at that time, he said Bro. Jackson is changing the Bible, so he left. He left and went to Florida. There he died. But the scripture is still alive. Those words that were spoken are still real in the hearts and minds of people. The message movement today, they stopped

when Bro. Branham died. I wish some of them would open their eyes. All of them are never going to, because it is as Bro. Branham said, back at that time, he said the Branham Tabernacle has become as the Church of Christ. Why would he say that? Because they said, we will speak where he spoke. They will never go any further. The Church of Christ said, we speak where Jesus spoke. But they do not do that.
They will deny the scriptures if it does not fit their agenda. Whenever the pope goes different in his teaching from what the scripture is, they call that the scripture because he has the authority over the
word of God. That is a lie, it comes straight from hell. That is where it will go. People do not want to hear that anymore. They do not want to hear the word, but it is real. It is going to happen. Everybody according to their preaching today as you hear it, these great pastors, will stand and say everybody is in heaven now that is dying, no matter how they lived they are going to heaven. But God said there would be a new heaven and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. That is what every saint of God is looking
for today. As I look into the camera, as I look into this congregation today, there is only one hope. There are not two hopes. There are not two Gods. There is only one God and one Lord Jesus Christ. Even here in the 1 st chapter of Revelation, it tells you the same. Even in the introduction of it, it tells you just who He
is, just who God is and who Jesus is. We are a fortunate people today. Whenever the gospels were preached, the book of Acts was a continuation of Jesus’ life. Did you know that? It is. It is a continuation of the life of Christ, the only thing is there are different men that are carrying it on. Today there was a message that was brought unto us by a scriptural

title, as it was in the days of John the Baptist, so shall it be in this day. When the third pull came about when the seals were preached, I was just an infant in knowing the scripture when this was preached. God showed me the truth of that, the third pull, when other people were looking for miracles. Sitting there that night, God spoke to me when Bro. Branham said, if you will accept this, this is the third pull. That was before any books were ever written on it. That is before any sermons were written from it. So just sitting there at that time, God showed me something. From there on, the continuation of the message of William Branham, has continued on, there was more to as time goes on. Because God is giving us more. God gave us answers in the messages of Bro. Jackson. It made the story clearer, and whenever I say story, I do not
mean just a novel or something like that, it is the word. When Bro. Jackson was a young Christian, he was able to look into the book of Luke and see that the whole thing was not quoted, from Malachi 4:5-6, just a part of it, the first part about John the Baptist. God showed him that, which made him realize there was another part that Jesus did not quote. The last part of it was that part where it talked about the prophet of this day, which gave him understanding that there had to be a man, somewhere, to fulfill that part. Whenever Bro. Glen went tohis house and talked to him about Bro. Branham’s trip to South Africa, and then he introduced Bro. Jackson to Bro. Branham, and heard him preach. Bro. Jackson said he had never heard anything like that, he said he went from Genesis to Revelation, on the night that he heard him. Right then he made up his mind, this is what I saw in the scripture about Malachi, the last part of it. Brothers and sisters, we have a heritage this morning,

a heritage of truth that God has laid out before us. Some said it stopped with Bro. Branham, some said it was all over with Bro. Jackson. But God does not listen to man. I do not care how good they are or what position they hold, if it is not truth, it is not truth. You do not put God off in a corner, no matter what happens to whosoever, the word of God keeps moving. There was a song we used to sing, The Move is On. We are living in that move today, where God has opened up His windows that we might be able to see heavenly visions in His word. Because the price has been paid. It cost someone their life. That someone was Jesus Christ. The blood of bulls, goats, and heifers could not do it. It took someone with no sin, who was not born under the Adam nature. His life came from God to a young woman, a young virgin that was willing to take upon herself that cross that she would carry, to bring forth a son, which made it look like she was some kind of evil woman. To bring forth a son, who to His own people, He looked like an evil man when He went into Nazareth, where He grew up. Is this not the carpenter’s son, the son of Joseph? Mary, his mother, his brothers and sisters are with us. This caused Jesus to leave Nazareth and go into Galilee. Because of the purpose for which He was sent. Whenever Bro. Branham was sent, Bro. Branham was not God, Bro. Branham was not Jesus Christ, but as Bro. Jackson said, there was never a man with more miracles in their ministry other than Jesus Christ. We are partakers of that gift today, because we believe the word. We did not stop with the man, neither did Bro. Jackson in the dream he had, where he tried to stay back. He did as long as he could, then he saw Bro. Branham, in the dream, or night vision, motioned to him, go on, go on. When he saw

that, he thought, this cannot be right, it just cannot be right. But then his accelerator pushed to the floor, and he had to go around. Maybe some of you have not heard that story. He had to go around him and he looked back, thinking this is not right. He seen Bro. Branham motion to him, go on, go on. God is good, He has been good to us, He is good to us. Death takes some of our people, but they are waiting. Death took Bro. Branham, and it took Bro. Jackson and Sis. Jackson. Death has taken many others out of our midst, and they are waiting on us, to fulfill our part. They fulfilled their part. Some sisters that sit here among us, I think of Sis. Erb sometimes, how that poor woman never had much on this earth, but one of these days she will be dressed in white. There are others that have taken their role in that great company, in that time of waiting for their turn to come. Their spirits are in heaven just waiting for the change of their body. There has to be a resurrection of the body that once they lived in. God took dust and made a man; He took a rib and made a woman. He is the same God that can reach down and get the dust of the earth, even though it is decayed. Paul, Peter, and men of that caliber, one day their bodies will be taken from the ground. The scars, which they carried for the gospel, Peter was crucified, those scars will no longer be there, only Jesus’ scars will be there, because He has to show himself to the Jews. After that, I do not know. They have to know who they crucified. Paul, being stoned, it probably left a lot of scars on him. He was beaten, all he went through, that body will be raised incorruptible. We live in a corruptible body, that is why the thing has to be changed. Imagine somebody having a body in heaven, you would not even know who they were, that body has to be raised

from the ground. Some people have had misgivings about the resurrection, thinking they have another body waiting for them somewhere. That body is not there yet, no matter how mistreated it was. In the Foxe’s Book of Martyr’s, a young woman sixteen years of age, waiting her turn to die, the Catholic Church were stretching people, their hands and feet, until they expired, trying to get them to recant. She stood and watched an older man, just before he died, he gave up. He said, I recant. She looked at him and said, if you would have waited one more minute you would have been in heaven. One more moment. But he died anyway. The young woman that they mistreated, they unclothed her and put her in the street for three days, her hair covered her body. God was not going to let them look upon her in the condition they wanted it to be. God is a present help in a time of need. As I get into the 1 st chapter here, John has been mistreated. He was put on the Isle of Patmos for the word of God. He was boiled in hot oil, but God had a job for him to do, He kept him alive. Do you believe that? Yes, I do. I believe there were three Hebrew children that went into the furnace, the strong men that threw them in there, it slew them. But they walked around in the fire, one like unto the Son of man was with them. This was not Jesus; this was an angel. Some think it was Jesus walking around in there, it was an angel. I predict, I do not prophesy, I predict there is going to be some things that will be seen from here on out. If we can forget about ourselves, any petty feeling that we have, because we have a cross to carry. That cross we do carry, one day it will cease. Somewhere in our thinking, if you could wait one more minute, if you can wait one more day, one more year, whatever time we have. I will read now, 1 st verse, “The

Revelation of Jesus Christ, (This is revealing of Him,) which God gave unto him, (See? The very first words, the revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, the Father.) to show unto his servants (This is men of God, this is the seven different churches here. I said this was to the Gentile church. We will see. 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.” This is talking about Jesus Christ. “Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.” See who he is writing this to now. He is not writing it to the Jews. “John to the seven churches which are in Asia: (Gentiles) Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne.” That is talking of God. “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.” Right here is future tense, as he is writing this. “And hath made us kings and priests (This is just representative of what God has planned the future. When it says kings and priests, that is not talking about worldly kings and worldly priests. This is talking about an order that God has in mind for the future in the Millennium. I told you he was talking of something yet to come here. A lot of it is what is yet to come, because he said now, and also said future. Hath made us kings and priests…) unto God and his

Father.” This is speaking of something I do not really have time to get into this morning. But this is talking about the future church. This is talking about the Bride of Jesus Christ, of their rulership. Bro. Kevin made mention of something I said Sunday, the rulership on this earth is going to be different than what has ever been. Because it is going to be a righteous rule. The headship will be Jesus Christ during that Millennium time. See? It is already planned, it is already there, who hath. We are just carrying out the order now, who hath. Hath made us kings and priests, which will be in the Millennium. The head ruler of this will be Jesus Christ. But the Bride of Jesus Christ, His Bride, will carry out the orders. We talk about being the Bride of Christ, but we have fallen short of really knowing the rulership they will have during that Millennium. What did Matthew 19 say? Let us go back there for a minute. Verses 27-30. The disciples have had a discussion of what is going to happen. Because at one place they have asked, what is our position. James and John have asked if they could sit on his right and left hand in His kingdom. But here He is telling them. “Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?” This is a good question that Peter has asked. Jesus is going to give him a good answer. We cut ourselves far short of what is expected that we shall be. As I have said before, it will be a righteous rule. The knowledge of the Lord will cover the earth as the waters that cover the sea. The rulership will come from Jerusalem, which is the new Jerusalem. “And Jesus said unto them, Verily I saw unto you, that ye which have followed me, in the regeneration (The regeneration, that is an important word.) when the

Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.” Judging them as kings and priests. They are not going over all the world. There were twelve disciples. Of course Judas fell out of that category because of his sin. But Matthias took over. Whenever he did, he became a part of them because they were looking for somebody that had followed Jesus all the way back from John the Baptist, from the baptism on. It was between two people. The Lord chose Matthias. Some said Matthias was just appointed by men, he never did do anything. They do not even know the history of Matthias. He gave his life. They said he was replaced by Paul. He was not replaced by Paul. Paul will not rule in Israel. Paul will rule where God sent him, especially the seven churches, which is far more territory than what they do to cover. Ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. “And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life. But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.” That is talking about this generation of believers that will be the first, because they are the ones that lived in the time of the coming of the Lord. Because they will know the struggle they have. Let’s go back to Revelation. “And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. Behold, he cometh with clouds; (This is still talking about the future, 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.” Even those spirits in hell will see Him, the ones who pierced Him. “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.” That is the Father, He is the Almighty. He is Alpha, the beginning, Omega, the ending. “I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, (He was going through tribulation at the time. He was put on the Isle of Patmos for the word of God. Because there he would receive it. He was not put there because he was sent there for the word of God, but he was put there for the word of God, for the revelation he had. 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, (He is not talking about a certain day of the week. Bro. Jackson went over that a long time ago. It was the Lord’s day for him, because there is no one day that would ever cover all of this. It was the Lord’s day for John, for him to speak of this. I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day…) and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet.” Behind him, remember that. Behind him was a voice of a great trumpet. “Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, (That is God.) 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.” This letter was to be sent to all those churches. Because these were the local churches of that time, which all this illustration, as we go into the

2 nd and 3 rd chapters, is speaking about. This is the illustration of the churches and where they had failed, on down to Laodicea. This was a present church, just as Ephesus was, it was a present church. But it is going to represent time in the churches, from the time then to the time that we are now living in. Of course Laodicea is darkened out, but we are living in the space after that, between that and the coming of the Lord is where we are at. Because He said, behold, I stand at the door and knock, if any man will open the door, that is individually, you come individually. If any man will open the door, I will come into him and will sup with him and he with me. In other words, we are having that fellowship now. That fellowship began in the ministry of William Branham. It has lasted on down until now because the eagle he saw was a flying eagle. It was not sitting on a perch somewhere, it was flying. Today the eagle still flies. Because the eagle has a message. “And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks.” This is what you get from the Jewish people. Because it was given back in the Old Testament, where they built a candlestick with seven branches to it. It had on each side of it a palm tree, as is recorded in Zechariah. Those two palm trees represented the two prophets that will come to Israel, which fed into that. But the seven candlesticks are the seven church ages. But it was given in the Old Testament, therefore they made a candelabra to match that. I turned to see the voice, he turned to see where it was coming from. “And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, (See? This is how he represented this, one like unto the Son of man. Why does he call him the Son

of man instead of the Son of God? Because a prophet is always represented as Son of man. The book of Revelation is a prophecy, the whole book is a prophecy. So the prophecy has come through Jesus Christ. This whole thing has come through Jesus Christ. If you know what I mean. In the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man…) clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.” See? This is showing the judgment that God has placed upon Him. The very clothes He has on, are garments of judgment, judgment of sin, of evil. He is the judge. God is giving Him that, because He sits on His right hand, to be a propitiation for our sins. Clothed with a garment down to the foot and girt about the paps with a golden girdle, showing His deity there. As you go on down, listen to what it says. “His head and his hairs were white like wool, (Bro. Branham went over that, as he said, the Parliament of England, whenever they judge, they wore long white wigs representing ancient beliefs. It was not made up. They are trying to get rid of all the history in the United States, to get rid of all the statues. They want to put new ones up, of new people in there. They pulled down the statue of Christopher Columbus, they do not even know what they are doing. They are erasing the history of this country. Columbus left Spain because of persecution. He was a Jew that left that part of the world, because Ferdinand and his wife ordered all the Jews out of Spain. He came to look for a new place, thinking he was going to the West Indies, which is named that now, Really the West Indies happens to be in the eastern country, but it is called West Indies because Columbus thought he would go there. He

was on a ship with some men who were not too good. History records that he had two logs, one that he kept for everybody to see, thinking he was going to another place, when he had the real log kept hidden, for no one to be able to see. Because he was on a direction of a new course. According to a teacher I had when I was in the Methodist Church, she said it was believed that Solomon even had ships to come to America. His head and his hairs were white like wool…) as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; And his feet like unto fine brass, (Brass is judgment. It is not gold, and it is not silver, but it is something that is harder than gold or silver. It is something to stamp evil out with.) as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. And he had in his right hand seven stars: (In his right hand He has seven stars, which are the seven messengers to the seven church ages.) and out of his mouth went a sharp two- edged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength. (The brightness of it.) And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.” In His hands are the keys of hell and of death. It is either accept Him or reject Him, there is no other way. There is no other religion, it is all through Jesus Christ and Him alone. Because God gave Him to come and die for our wicked ways, our sins. We should be happy this morning. “Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, (Write the things which you have seen, presently, which you have seen, and which are.) and the things which shall be

hereafter.” He is covering it from the very beginning at 96 A.D. right on through time to the coming of the Lord, into the Millennium. “Thy mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. (The seven stars are the ministry of the seven church ages, Paul, all the way down to Branham.) The seven stars are the angels (Which are earthly angels, earthly men. But they are visited by angels. Bro. Branham would say, I can do nothing until the angel of the Lord shows me. I remember that very much. Then he would say, he is here, then he would say to that person, do you believe that I am the prophet of God? After that anointed left him, he would say, I am a preacher. He would change it. But every time he would always say that, do you believe that I am a prophet of God? Sometimes he would say a prophet means a preacher. The seven stars are the angels…) of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.” That is what I was saying before, the candelabra, this is what represents it. Those two prophets in Revelation 11 are the ones on each side of it. The message will come to those two prophets, it has to. The truth has to come to those two prophets because Jesus Christ introduces himself unto that Jewish nation, look at the scars in my hand, look where I was pierced in my side. I hope you have got something out of what I have had to say this morning. Not because of me, but because of the word. This is the word. Let us pray.

Preached on June 28, 2020 AM

I have new scriptures today that I want to go to. I would like to say that the things that are going on around this country and

around the world, is very disturbing, but all these things have to be to fulfill scripture. In Matthew 24 it says, as it was in the days of Noah. But we find in Luke, it mentions both, how it was in the days of Noah, and how it was in the days of Lot, and Sodom. Those conditions are here today. The Bible said when you see these things begin to come to pass, then know it is nigh. The time is drawing near when you see all of this, all the marching and stuff. The head of Black Lives Matters said that if things did not change, they would burn the nation down. Well, that is spelling big trouble whenever you start to come against people’s livelihood, especially people out in the country. They are just not going to take a whole lot of stuff that they are doing in the cities right now. They are ready to do something about it. I am not advertising it or anything like that. But when I look at George Washington’s vision, we are creeping up on it day by day. Of course it could be somewhat started right now. If it is starting, what is it going to be whenever it really is fully in force, when that time comes. But we are a people that are preparing ourselves for something else. Whenever it goes down, then we will go up. That will be the day that everybody’s trouble, sickness and all, will be gone. There will be no long-distance phone calls then. If we are needed, we will be right there. We know that from even in the natural, whenever Philip had met the man from the Queen of Sheba, the man that was a part of that, whenever he baptized him, he was caught away and was found some place else. That is the natural. But in the spiritual sense, I have talked a little about it, especially last Sunday, about some of those things that would be during the Millennium of time. Today I know my subject is “From Here to Eternity.”

Some of the things I will go into today in the scriptures, we will be able to look at how things are going to be from here on out. Of course I am not speaking too much of the here and now, but it will be especially from the time of the tribulation on through into the Eternal Age. What do we know about the Eternal Age? We will see if we know anything or not. I am the one preaching, you do the judging. Whenever this thing happens, I am not saying things just because Bro. Jackson said it, but because he knew why he said what he did, and I know why I say what I do. But just watch and see how it turns out. When Bro. Jackson made the statement, he was saying, if you do not believe what I am preaching, stick around and we will see. Today there are things that are coming that I want to prepare my heart for, and prepare my mind, that I may be able to stand here, whatever time God gives me to stand here, to be able to say things that would be pleasing unto Him and benefit the family of God. There is a great responsibility upon a minister. We must be sure of where we stand and what we are talking about. Because it is just a onetime thing now. There are not a lot of things to say outside the scripture, then have to go back and clean it up. Because it must be clean in the beginning. I want to deal this morning, somewhat, of when Adam and Eve before they fell, not after they fell but before they fell, and what was really in God’s mind at the time. We read the scripture where it says that God created two trees. One tree was the tree of good and evil. We have always heard of the evil, but there was good in that tree too. Because there was something there, if it would have been obeyed, there would never have been all this evil. If things had been done according to the will of God, sometimes the plan of God is different than the will of God.

The plan of God sometimes, and that is what we have lived at for six thousand years, because when man fell then God had a plan. That plan was death. First came death to man, then came death to the animal kingdom. That was because of sin, that the animals had to begin to die, their blood being shed because the sacrifice was not yet here. So it was a substitute sacrifice, even to Adam and Eve, in order for God to pass over the sin they had committed. Yet they did not live out their thousand years, which God said the day you eat thereof, ye shall surely die. No man, in the scripture or anywhere else, ever lived out that thousand year period of time. We know it got close to it, but it never did come to it. God’s word is true. Let every man be a liar, but God be true. This is the way it is today, because God is true. He is going to see to it that His word is established, and it is true to those that believe. We know we are among believers that have heard a revelation, and people have deciphered what part of that revelation they would take. I was thinking of a song a few days ago, the song that used to be sung at the Tabernacle very much. But whenever you hear it, it says God and Jesus are one, which we know there is one, in one sense of the word. But in the other sense of the word, Jesus is not God. Jesus is the Son of God, He was the Son of God even as He talks about himself before the world ever was. He said He rejoiced to see His day before the world ever was, because God was looking beyond the eons of time, to think about it right here at the endtime, what all has gone on through the billions of years, to come to this time. Because the earth and the heavens were created in the beginning. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Then it goes on to say the earth was without form and void and

darkness covered the face of the deep, and so on. That was talking of the Ice Age, that part. Because when darkness covered the face of the deep, then that is when the deep freeze took over. They found a cave over near Corydon where the archaeologists were digging, which was prehistoric. They feel that the animals ran in there in order to escape the Ice Age. They did not know it was an Ice Age, but they knew it was cold, so they ran in there to protect themselves. Therefore their bones are there today, because of God’s preservation of something. The religious people that think the world is only six thousand years old, they missed it, I will not say by a mile, but by billions of years. Because God has no beginning, He has no end, from eternity to eternity, He is God. From that eternal age back then, God had a plan and everything is working according to that plan. He saw what would happen in this day. But the reason He let this happen was because He wanted people to worship Him, being their God. He did not want something just to be created as robots. I know the angels worshipped Him, but then there was a fall in them also. This happened back in the eons of time. I know some of it came along at different times. The animal kingdom, of course they increased in size and all. Just like the giants in the days of Noah, they increased in size. Because the devil wants something big, to where he can do more damage. Those animals back then, some seventy or eighty feet long, of course you can see that in whales today. There are whales that are very big, but most of them are docile, they are gentle. Because that part never was destroyed. Whenever God froze up the thing, He just thawed it out and there they were again. He thawed them out. I remember

Bro. Jackson going over that. He was talking about a little fish he had when he was a little boy. It was in a bucket in the kitchen. I grew up that way myself. There was no fire in the house. My dad would not let a fire go overnight because we had a house that burned down when I was small. The water bucket would freeze up. Bro. Jackson’s little fish froze up in this jar, but when it began to thaw out, then life came back into that little fish. This was an illustration he used a different times to show how this happened and the scripture bears it out, when the waters receded, such and such creatures that lived in water came back to life. As I said awhile ago, darkness covered the face of the deep. That was whenever the earth had froze up. When it began to thaw then the animals that lived in the water, if you can call them that, the big fish, whales and things like that, they thawed out and life came back into them again. I want to go to Genesis now, Genesis 2 and Genesis 3, then to Revelation 22, which I want to connect those. Because they do connect. We will look at it in that way. It says here in the 2 nd chapter, “Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.” Of course the heavens and the earth were finished and all the hose of them, yet this was still in God’s mind. Because this is the time that God rests, in that seven thousandth year period of time. God rested. “And on the seventh day God ended his work (This tells you plainly, on the seventh day God ended His word….) which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day (For six thousand years this thing was coming back to life, after the big freeze. Then the seventh day God rested from all His work. Yet no man, no animal was upon this earth. The earth is still thawing to where there could be

habitation of mankind. So God rested the seventh day and let things begin to grow, trees and things like that. They began to grow. He did not put man here on a naked earth. And He did not just say, tree, and up shoots a tree, or anything like that. He had a plan. He had a plan, so He did it all in order. God is amazing. Even David looked at it in a way, he talks about him being created in his mother’s womb and all, how the bones and all came together, everything, the blood, the heart beat and all of that. The heart beats within six weeks of conception. So God put life in there but He had not breathed into it the breath of life yet. Whenever He did, then man became a living soul. On the seventh day God ended His work which he had made, and He rested on the seventh day…) from all his work which he had made.” From all the work He had done through that six thousand year period of time, bringing everything back into focus. In the Millennium, things will begin to go back into focus again and we will have 360 years. Because the earth is rotating in a time now when it is slower, because of all the water that fell upon it when it began to rain. That slowed it down to 365 and 1/4 day a year. We find that is not perfect, whenever you go to dividing up things. 365 and 1/4, it was not originally that way. It was originally 360 days a year, and that will go back to that whenever the water is sucked back up into the heavens. I have said this before about hearing the weather news, about the rivers that are in the atmosphere, that dumps the water. There are rivers of water up in the atmosphere. That is just telling me that is the way it was in the very beginning before the fall came. When the flood came, then the water came out of the atmosphere back onto earth, now we have oceans. We will only have

seas whenever that time is over. There will not be any more oceans. Because this is the water that spilled during the flood, it is in the oceans today. “And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.” He rested from all of that. We find the trees, the animals and all were already in God’s mind. “These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth (Generations is a time, the generations, which is a thousand year period of time. These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth…) when they were created, (He is talking about the new creation. After the Ice Age was over, these are the generations of the heavens and earth when they were created…) in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens. And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground. But there went up a mist from the earth, (A mist, which will happen again in the Eternal Age. God is going to bring it back like it was in the beginning. God never fails. He knows what He is doing, He knew what He did in the beginning, and He knew what He was going to do. Because God never fails, whenever He says something, it is thus. He said the morning and evening were the first day, and so on, whenever the sun and all began to come back into focus. First of all the light, which the light shined through, but the sun and moon were not yet in focus. Because this is the first day whenever all this happens. When it does it says there was a mist from the earth…) and watered the whole face of the ground.” It was a heavy dew, that was what it was, it the beginning,

before the fall ever came. Even on into the time of the flood, this never stopped. It was still a moisture that came up out of the ground, that God had placed there. “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed int his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; (That is at the head of the Euphrates River. Those four rivers parted there, that is why it is mentioned here. There is one stream of water, then there are four parts of it. Two of them are no longer there because they have dried up. But you have two that are still there, the Euphrates and the other one, I cannot think of the name right now. There are the two rivers that still flow today.) and there he put the man whom he had formed.” He placed him there in that warm climate. It would not have been extremely hot because you had the water above. But it would have been a climate which a man would be able to live in without heat, without air conditioning. God did that for man. “And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.” Now this is what I want to begin with, because this is what will be in the Eternal Age. It is going to come back to this because God is never defeated. He always has everything in mind, what He is going to do. There is not a whole lot that we can look at into the Eternal Age, but there is some that we can look at. Because even in Jesus’ prayer, what does He pray? What did He tell His disciples to pray? Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. That is talking of the Eternal Age. Because it

will not ever happen until that time comes. He is praying to the Father to bring back the very thing that was lost in the beginning. I hope you understand that. I do not want to go too fast on it, but I hope you understand how God works, because God is never defeated. He always knows what He is doing, and He does not have to ask anybody. But He does let us know a little something about what He is doing, because we are looking at things, as the Bible says, we look through things darkly. But you can look through things darkly and see something. It said, then, face to face. That is when the Bride is united with her Bridegroom, then we will understand it better by and by. I am looking at that this morning, trying to acquaint you with something that maybe you feel you never heard before, to help you look at it. I am not doing this to be smart or intelligent, but I am looking at it through revelation, through the revelation of the word. Out of the ground made the LordGod to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, that is what you see now. And that is good for food, this was out of the ground. Remember, this was all out of the ground. Every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life also in the midst of the garden, which is another tree, which is not in the ground. And the tree of knowledge of good and evil, now he connects these two. You have the tree of knowledge of good and evil, and you have the tree of life also. Neither one of them came out of the ground. This is all spiritual. It has to do with the spirit of God. The tree of knowledge of good and evil, if it had worked according to the plan, which it will in the Eternal Age, that is why I say there will be children that will be born in that time. Not to the people that go on to be with the Lord.

No. We have another function at that time, if we make it, we have another function other than bearing children. Because Jesus Christ is going to be our elder brother and we will rule with Him in that Eternal Age, not as it will be in the Millennium. The Bride and Jesus Christ rule the Millennium. God gave that to Christ to do so, because of what He did. Because redemption is still going on. That is why you have the animal sacrifices and all during that time. Because the animal sacrifices during that time are a replica, showing that Jesus died for man’s sin. That is a distinction in the Millennium between the good and the bad. Whenever I say the good and the bad, the devil is cast down, he is locked up during the thousand year period of time. But then you have fallen man, because there are children being born unto these sheep people that have never had a test or a trial, or anything of that nature. I said something the other day to somebody, you used to hear an old saying, that boy is meaner than the devil. That may not sound too good, but really that is what it is. Because the devil is not there to tempt them, but they, on their own, that fallen nature, because you still have the seed of Cain in there during that time. But God is weeding it out. By the time you come to the end of the Millennium, then you find that spirit again, of Gog and Magog, come back on the scene. Whenever they do, then God wipes it out. There will not be a war, God will send a fire and devour them, as it says. Right after that, after they are devoured, they enter their judgment. But getting back to the tree of knowledge of good and evil, Adam and Eve took the evil part. The good part cannot stay whenever the evil part is gone. God looks at it and says later on, in order for man, He must take away the tree of life, because he would

eat thereof and live forever. He would live forever if he took of the tree of life, and he will still live in sin. The part of the good was the tree of life. Every child that would have been born under that law would have been a child that would be filled with the Holy Ghost. That is what the tree of life is. Every child that would have been born, if the fall had never came, there would have been no rapture, it would all be physical people, but the children born unto them would have eternal life. There would be no choice made there, because it would have been automatic. God is not a person of automatic. He even tested the angels. One third of the angels fell whenever He tested them. I hope you are getting what I am saying, the tree of knowledge of good and evil, that good part would have been every child would have been able to take of the tree of life and live forever in that state. But God already had a plan and He saw what man would do. He gave him a choice. He made him to be a free moral agent here upon this earth, to be able to make a choice between good and evil. The Bible says to choose the good and not the evil. We have choices to make. Your choice to be a part of the Bride of Jesus Christ, to some that were in denominational systems and different things, it was a choice that sometimes it meant that you were opposed within your own family. Family and friends, you lost your friends, you lost much of your family. You had a choice to make. God said, make the choice. It is great to have young people grow up in Faith Assembly. You still have to make a choice. You have to make a choice that you will serve God rather than the world. But it is not necessarily a choice between family members. The other choice is that you have to sometimes make a choice whether you go along with the family, or whether you do not

go along with them. That was the case with me when I came into this. Because nobody understood what I was doing. They did not. They did not care for what I was doing. But I did not live around them, that was one good thing. I did not live around them, but whenever I would visit, sometimes there was a little bit of a problem. I still did visit them. Here on the video we have a picture of two trees. This is tree that was in the garden at first. It had no fruit, no leaves on it, but it was alive. Do you understand that? It was alive, but there was nothing to work with. Because the failure came before it could ever bare forth leaves or fruit. It was just standing there, waiting. Waiting to bear fruit, but then the fall came. When the fall came, then we find the tree just stood there. It stood there for four thousand years. It stood there because it was partaken of, because the Holy Ghost was not given. You may disagree with me, but the Holy Ghost is the tree of life. That is the only life there is, the spirit of God. This is what gives us life. We are going to look at it in that way. I have another scripture to go to, Genesis 3, starting with verse 20. “And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; (He named her, he had already named all the animals. The last thing he did was to name Eve, because she was the mother of all living. What is he saying? She was the mother of both Cain and Abel. She was the mother of all living. That is the reason he called her Eve.) because she was the mother of all living. Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them.” In other words, He killed animals and covered them with those skins. “And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: (See? Now he knows what that good and evil tree was all about.) and now, lest he put

forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever.” See? It was still there after the fall, but God had to take it away. Because he could not live like that, he could not live with the Holy Ghost, with evil. That is why we are baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. There is a scripture there in Matthew and Luke, where Jesus said, straight is the gate that leads to life and few will find it. Straight is the gate, water, straight is the water way. There will be few that will find it. In the water way is the light today, baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. So God protects this tree of life. “Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.” In other words, God takes his protection away. He no longer is protected by a promise. This is a promise, if man and woman had lived by it, if there had been no evil ever came into the world, then this was the promise to him. So what does God do here? Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden to till the ground from whence he was taken. He did not move, He just takes the garden away. He takes the tree of life away. Because He already said he knows good and evil, he partook of that. He did not partake of the good, he partook of the evil. “So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, (At the east, in other words, the separation of God at the east, He separated man from the tree of life. That is what it is talking about when He is telling what He is doing. He puts cherubims there, in other words, angels that keep him from ever knowing about the tree of life. Even though Adam is the son of God, you go all the way up through Noah and come backwards in the creative line, you come backward and it will say, so and so, and so and

so, and so and so was the son of so and so, all down the line, when you get to Adam it says, who was the son of God. He placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims…) and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.” What did He do? He hid it. I am going to Revelation now. We are going to see another picture. Chapter 21, we have gone somewhat beyond the Bride here, and we are getting into the last part of it. I will start with verse 22. “And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.” There are people that say the natural Jerusalem is the home of the Bride, we know there is a temple there. We know the temple will be in Jerusalem, we know that. But here you have two levels. You have one level…. that city, that Bride city, the Bride people. Whenever we are talking about the city, we are talking about inhabitants. If you are talking about New York city, you are talking about the inhabitants of it, how evil it is. You are not saying the buildings are evil. It is the people that are evil. I just picked out New York City, but it might be Los Angeles, or Louisville Kentucky. “And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.” Into the light of it. There will be nations, there will be kings, but they are going to have a ruler over them. “And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.” This is talking about Bride people. It said the Lord God and the Lamb will be the light of it. “And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, (That is the Bride.) neither whatsoever worketh abomination, (This is all gone.) or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.”

Bride people. The Lamb’s book of life is Bride people. It is not talking about the denominational world. Now we go to chapter 22. “And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.” See? This is a replica of what will be at Jerusalem, natural, exactly. Talk about the city on a hill, the bright city on the hill, this is it. He showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. “In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, (See? We are getting back to the beginning again. We are going from Bride to the Millennium to the Eternal Age. This is the time of salvation. The time of the Millennium is the time of getting ready for the Eternal Age. In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river was there the tree of life….) which bare twelve manner of fruits, (I remember Bro. Jackson going over that. Here we are looking at the tree of life here. Whenever I was thinking about that this week, it was almost seemed like a vision before me, such a bright beautiful thing that I saw, glistening. You would have to see it in order to know it. This is great, but this do not do it. There is no picture you can make. It has to be something in your mind, something in your spirit that ignites that feeling, that desire. We sing the song, to be like Jesus. Which bare twelve manners of fruits, I said before, as Bro. Jackson said, we have the nine fruits of the spirit, and he said there will be three more added, we do not know what they are yet. But then there is something else to it here. After that there is something else.) and yielded her fruit every month: (That is the same thing which will be throughout the Millennium, yielded her fruit, the tree

yielded her fruit every month. Just like the river that comes out of Jerusalem, which flows down into the Dead Sea. That is a replica of this. It is real, but this is more real. It is a river of life, a river of water, of life. What did Jesus say to the woman? Out of your belly, out of your inwards shall flow rivers of water.) and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.” What could those leaves be? Who is going to heal the nations? The Bride of Jesus Christ. Something that is alive, the leaves of the tree. Every nation is going to have the effect of it. Leaves is something that is alive. God is putting life in the Bride of Jesus Christ right now, in order for whenever that time comes, we will rule and reign with Him. He is our ultimate. There is nothing bigger, nothing higher, there is nothing equal to that love of God. It speaks of it in the 13 th chapter of 1 st Corinthians, that love that passes everything. It passes all the gifts of the spirit. We will not need the gifts of the spirit; we will know even as we are known. God has it all planned. We are looking at a picture beyond imagination, beyond what feelings are, beyond what emotions are. We do have emotions. The emotions were felt this morning in the songs that we sang. I will close for now, let us pray.

To be continued in next issue…