185 God's Only provided Place of Worship 65-1128.1M Now watch that Cain spirit come right down through the Scripture, right on to this very last day. Fundamental? Just as fundamental as the other one was.

So what does Br. Branham mean when he says that Cain was just as fundamental as Abel was? what does it mean to be fundamental. This is what we want to examine tonight, Faith which is Revelation vs Fundamentalism which is a strict belief in a literal interpretation of the Word.

2In fact that is exactly what the English Dictionary defines the word Fundamentalism as: "a religious movement characterized by a strict belief in the literal interpretation of the Bible:"

3And that is where men have always made their mistake. Because they do not know God, they therefore assume that what they read from the Word of God is what their concept of God is saying. That is basically in a nut shell what fundamentalism is all about.

4And that is what Theology has produced. A bunch of men get together who have no clue as to what God says in His Word, but because they know the language of men that it was written in, they get together and try to decipher the real meaning of the Word of God based on their ability to go to a dictionary and look up words. And of course the man who has the greatest language skills becomes the greatest among them. And that puts the prophets of God out of the picture altogether because the prophet of God usually comes not depending on any ability he has, but he comes completely depending on God to speak.

5And so the theologian literally interprets the Scriptures not for what God actually said in His Word, but the theologian try to tell you what God actually means by utilizing his ability to know Greek or Hebrew words.

6In other words, these men who call themselves Fundamentalists are actually hypocrites because they say they believe the Word of God and when you show them the Word as God said it, they say, "Oh It doesn't mean what it says, you have to understand the Greek or the Hebrew to understand what it says. And right their they die.

7Now, I will admit, sometimes you have to know what the words were in the Greek or Hebrew to understand a passage, but if you do not know the author you will never understand what He is saying because God's word is hidden to the world and to the men of the world even though they happen to be religious men.

8What brother Branham said in this quote that we read is that Cain was a fundamentalist. That means he took literally took what he thought the Scripture was saying and in doing so he missed the revelation of what the word of God actually said. Let me say this another way. By not having the scripture revealed to him he had to rely on his own understanding of what the Word of God meant.

God Himself told us in Isaiah 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

9Genesis 4:1-16 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD. 2 And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. 3 And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD. 4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering: 5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell. 6 And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? 7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door.

10In other words, God said to him, look Cain I didn't respect your offering and there is a reason I did not respect your offering. So many times people think just because they do something they believe to be right that God should respect them for what they did, and they often approach God on those terms. Look God, See what I've done! But God is not a respecter of persons.

11Matthew 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. (You that know to do right and you don't do it). 24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

12End time Evangelism 54-0307A E-42 When He stood there with the Jews and they said, "Our fathers eat manna in the wilderness." He said, "They're every one dead." He said, "But I am the Bread of Life that come from God out of heaven. He that eats this Bread, shall never die." What is He? The Tree of Life. And just as sure as we come here by natural birth, and has to go to the dust of the earth, that sure is we took the spiritual birth, we shall rise from the dust of the earth. Here He is. Watch him. Then Cain come religiously, built him an altar, a church, knelt down. Now watch these two vines. I'm going to make them vines, like here. E-43 Now, Cain came and knelt at the gate, not an infidel. Many are thinking of the antichrist being Russia. Get it out of your minds. Never... The antichrist is religious. Jesus said, "The two spirits would be so close, it'd deceive the very elect if possible." Don't worry about Russia. They're just a bunch of atheists. Yes, but the antichrist sets right by you. That's the deceiver. Remember, just the time that Jesus Christ come on the scene, the antichrist come on, Judas. About time Jesus revealed Hisself as the Son of God, Judas revealed hisself. Just the time Jesus went away, Judas went away. Just the time the Holy Ghost come, the antichrist spirit come. E-44 And they were brothers in the same church. Amen. Oh, I love the Word. Look. It sets Life in you. Notice, that's God's Word. Now when Cain offered his sacrifice, religious, bowed down in worship... And as far as fundamentally, he was just as fundamental in his religion as Abel was. If God... If... Talk about fundamentalism, God requires worship. Cain worshipped. God requires sacrifice. Cain give a sacrifice. But he did it in the wrong way.

13Now, we see in Genesis that both Cain and Abel offered unto God a sacrifice. Both fundamentally understood by the Word of God that God demanded worship. But you must come God's provided way or it will not be accepted as God told Cain in Genesis 4:7 If thou doest well, (If thou doest what is right) shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, (if thou doest not what is right) sin (and what is sin? unbelief, so god is saying unbelief) lieth at the door.

14Look it is just that simple. You do what is right I will respect you for it, but if you don't do what is right, why should I respect you?

15So what was the difference between what Abel offered unto God and what Cain offered unto God? The Apostle Paul tells us in Hebrews 11:4 By faith (by Revelation) Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, (and righteous means rightly wise) God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.

16Now, the apostle Paul did call Cain's sacrifice an excellent sacrifice and yet why was it rejected by God? It could not have been excellent if it was not ordained by God. yet Paul said Abel's Sacrifice was more excellent than that of Cain. Why?

17Well, first of all let's establish first of all that both sacrifices, Cain's and Abel's were based upon the Word of God. The fundamentals of Scripture.

18First let's examine Cain's offering and we will see that Cain's offering was a first fruit offering, and it represented the time of Harvest or a harvest offering. Deuteronomy 26:2 That thou shalt take of the first of all the fruit of the earth, which thou shalt bring of thy land that the LORD thy God giveth thee, and shalt put it in a basket, and shalt go unto the place which the LORD thy God shall choose to place his name there.

19Now, Cain was not an infidel. he knew the name of God and the scripture gives no evidence that he did not do as the scripture told him to do. So fundamentally he was right on. Even the sacrifice and efforts those men that Jesus brings up in Matthew 7 did so in the place that that God chose to place His name.

Matthew 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

20So these will be very fundamental men that will be rejected at this time.

21We also see in Exodus 22:29 Thou shalt not delay to offer the first of thy ripe fruits, and of thy liquors: the firstborn of thy sons shalt thou give unto me.

22Therefore notice then that Cain's sacrifice was very scriptural and therefore excellent.

23Now, what about Abel's sacrifice. he knew that his parents were kicked out of the Garden and out from fellowship with God because they had sinned and trespassed the laws of God.

24In Levitucus Moses explains the offering for sin and trespass. Leviticus 7:1 Likewise this is the law of the trespass offering: it is most holy. 2 In the place where they kill the burnt offering shall they kill the trespass offering: and the blood thereof shall he sprinkle round about upon the altar.

25Levitucs 7:5 And the priest shall burn them upon the altar for an offering made by fire unto the LORD: it is a trespass offering. 6 Every male among the priests shall eat thereof: it shall be eaten in the holy place: it is most holy. 7 As the sin offering is, so is the trespass offering: there is one law for them: the priest that maketh atonement therewith shall have it.

26One law and one sacrifice for them. That is why the Apostle Paul said in Hebrews 9:22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.

27The Apostle John tells us in 1 John 3:12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.

28Notice that God considered not only Abel's offering a right offering and thus had respect to it, but it was righteous which means rightly wise. And why was it rightly wise? Because as the Apostle Paul pointed out without the shedding of blood there would be no remission of the sin.

29So in order to get back into fellowship God demanded the shedding of blood.

30And that is why Cain's sacrifice was not only not respected, but it was altogether rejected because he was trying to not only approach God in a fallen state, but there was no admission of the guilt of sin.

31Cain offered unto God a harvest sacrifice, showing he was ready for harvest which means a gathering back into fellowship with God without first acknowledging he was in a fallen condition. And harvest represents in Scripture resurrection.

32We read in the book of Jude 11 Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.

33Notice he speaks here of the way of Cain. This word way speaks of the journey or the path that Cain had taken. And that means they have come the way that Cain came, the same manner as he came, in the same means by which he lived out his life. Which was one of no real repentance. No blood, no forgiveness, nothing. Just religious.

34There were others in Scripture who were also like Cain, very fundamental but, not accepted by God for the same reason he did not accept Cain. Notice here we see another one who was as fundamental as Cain.

86 God's Only provided Place of Worship 65-1128.1M Look at the prophet Balaam and the prophet Moses. Both of them with seven altars, Jehovah's altars, blood on each one; and not only that, but rams on each one. In numerology, exactly the right number, seven, "perfect," seven rams. Just exactly alike, both altars. As fundamental as one was, the other one was also. But who did God vindicate? See? See? The one that was in His Word. Fundamental doesn't mean too much; it's the revelation of God.

so brother Branham is letting us know that the fundamentals are important but what makes the difference between the fundamental things of God is the Revelation in which we present them to God.

35Now it is interesting to note that the name "Balaam" comes from two Hebrew words. The first part is "Bal " which means "a failure" and comes from a root word "Balah" which means "to fail", or "wear out", There's your attrition that brother Vayle Spoke about concerning this end time. But br. Vayle never told you the Spirit filled Christian will wear out. no sir, it is those who are basing their eternal destination on being fundamental with the principles who wears out.

36In other words, they might be able to speak of Father and Son and get it right fundamentally concerning the understanding of the godhead, but where the two are different is one has a revelation of that relationship that the Father had with the son, and believes that same relationship is offered by God to him in the very same way He offered it to his first born son.

37The other one can theologically and fundamentally lay out that relationship between the Father and Son, but because he has no revelation concerning that relationship he enters not into it as though it is also for him the same way it was for the first born son.

38Now, the word "baahl" also means "to decay" or "consume away", to fail or be spent or to waste away." By implementation it actually means "a nothing". The second Hebrew word which makes up the name of "Balaam" is the word "Am" meaning "a people". So you can see here that Balaam was an example of what the people would be like who are a gullible people very fundamental but because they have no real revelation they will "wear away" or "fall away".

39This was spoken of those in 2 Thessalonians 2 who are destined to fail or wear down and go backwards and not forwards as we see in many Scriptures including.

2 Thessalonians 2:1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the Parousia (The Appearing and subsequent Presence) of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,

40Notice the Apostle Paul is speaking concerning the Parousia of Christ which is the Appearing and subsequent Presence of our Lord Jesus Christ. That is what is happening now. That is what brother Branham' ministry was all about.

41That is what brother Branham identified his ministry was all about. The Appearing of Christ before the actual second coming.

42From his sermon, End time evangelism 62-0603 P:30 Same thing today, when you see His work. Now, we have already seen and are witnessing the appearing of the Lord. Now remember, appearing and coming is two different words: to appear and then to come. Now is the appearing; He's already appeared in these last days, right here with us in the last few years. Now, it's a sign of His coming. He's appearing in His Church in the form of the Holy Spirit, showing that it's Him, 'cause people cannot do these things that you see the Holy Spirit doing; so that's the appearing of the Lord. Now, you remember, it spoke both places, "appearing" and "coming."

43And we know this "both places" brother Branham says here we will see when we get to verse 8. He is referring to what the Apostle Paul was telling us here concerning the Appearing of His Parousia or presence.

44 So he the Apostle Paul is speaking here of what will happen in this hour during the Parousia or the act of arrival and subsequent presence of Christ. And Remember the Parousia of Christ entails the Shout, Voice and Trump of God. It is the Appearing before the Coming.

45Now, let's read on to see what the apostle Paul tells us concerning this time of the Presence or Appearing of Christ which is what has been going on since the Lord Came down with a Shout which is to bring forth the Message.

462 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.

47Notice this Appearing, this Parousia of Christ is not the Coming, it is a time that we are not to be afraid of. It is a time of "blessed assurance Jesus is mine, it is the foretaste of Glory Devine, It is the time of the adoption and as the song says, "heirs of salvation purchased of God", Why because "we're born of His spirit and washed in His blood". And as the song goes, "this is my story, this is my song, praising my Saviour all the day long, This is my story, this is my song, praising my Saviour all the day long."

48So if this is our story, then we should not let anyone shake us from it.

49Now, back to the Apostle Paul's message for us end time believers that will be here during the time of this Parousia of Christ that he is talking about And listen people, don't you ever let any man shame you into not speaking of the Parousia of Christ. These people who speak against the Parousia of Christ as though it is a false doctrine do so because they don't know what it is. And because William Branham never used the Greek word that Apostle Paul used, they have no clue what it is about. But He used the English equivalent of the same Greek word which is presence and I showed you a week ago that he used the Words, "He is here" and "His presence is here" and he showed us the differ3ence between the "Appearing and Coming" and many other words that show that brother Branham identified this presence of Christ more than 9,000 times which is on average about 7 to 8 times per every sermon he preached.

50The Apostle Paul warned us not to let anyone deceive us concerning the Parousia of Christ. 3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, ...
And the ministry of the Appearing of Christ, the Parousia of Christ came as the Falling away of the church had began. And brother Branham said in 1956 that he told us the great falling away had begun.

51Abraham restored 61-0211 P:55 I predicted that in 1956, and it's been that way ever since, constantly falling. See? But God will pull out that elect church. He's duty bound to do it; He said He would do it.

52Condemnation by representation 60-1113 P:18 And now, let me bring something else. I haven't got it written here, but on magnetic tape (And this is taped too.)... In 1956 in Chicago, Illinois, standing at the--that Lane Tech High School (They were there.), I said, "This year is going to be the changing point of America. I've just come from overseas, don't know why I come. Come back; canceled my meetings in Africa and around, come back."Billy Graham, something mysterious, he canceled his. Tommy Osborn canceled his. And we all crossing the United States in meetings. I said, "America will either receive or reject Christ this year." Then I said, "When they elected in Indiana, a twenty-two year boy--year old boy to be judge," the Spirit of the Lord came on me and I said, "They'll finally have a president that'll be one of these crew cut, playboy, beatnik-type presidents, a lady's man." Now, them's predictions years ago. See where we're at? It's later than we think.

Felllowship 56-0212 P:12 And I believe that this 1956 is a turning time. I predict this, not by spiritual inspiration, or I don't say that, not by vision. But this is the turning time for the U.S.A. They'll either accept it this year or they'll be cast off. See, there's only so many fish to be caught anyhow, and when the pond's all seined dry, won't do no good to cast nets in no more. So there'll be a time.
and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. 5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? 6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. 7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he (God) who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the midst of humaity.
Wuest Translation II Thessalonians 2: 5-7 Do you not remember that while I was still with you I kept on telling you these things? And now you know with a positive assurance that which namely, the departure of the church, the saints being assembled to the Lord, is preventing his being disclosed as to his true identity, in his strategic, appointed time, for the mystery of the aforementioned lawlessness is now operating. Only He, the Holy Spirit, who is holding the lawlessness down, will do so, until He goes out from the midst of humanity. And then shall the lawless one be disclosed in his true identity.

53The First Seal 63-0318 161-3 {301} Notice, and when this Holy Spirit that we have, becomes incarnate to us, the One that's in our midst now in the form of the Holy Ghost, becomes incarnate to us in the Person of Jesus Christ, we'll crown Him King of king...?... That's right. See?

54So we see that this Scripture speaks first of the Saints assembling to the Lord and then it speaks of their departure from the earth. Then, as if in the same breath, the Apostle Paul also tells us this will happen when the Holy Spirit departs from the midst of humanity.

55Notice now, the Saints could not assemble to the Lord if the Lord were not here, And His Holy Spirit could not depart from the midst of humanity if His Holy Spirit were not here. And if we are to be gathered together to Him (His Presence) first, then when He goes we go, because he takes us up with him like Jesus took up Peter, James and John on Mount Transfiguration as a prefigure of His Second Coming. For nowhere in scripture does it speak contrary to this. No place in Scripture does it speak of the Lord (The Holy Spirit of God) leaving from earth at a different time than when the saints leave. So, if we are gathered together unto Him first, (At His Parousia, His Appearing and subsequent presence)then it is He that takes us up from the midst of humanity.
8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness (the Epiphanea - the manifestation of the appearing) of His Parousia. 9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

56Now, here is where we want to get tonight, 10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie:

57Now, brother Branham explains this Scripture to us in The First Seal 63-0318 P:44 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work:... (deceivers, you see, deceiving the people off into something. See?)... only he... (God)... that... letteth will let, until he... (the Church--Christ, the Bride)... be taken out of the way. And then shall the Wicked one be revealed... (at the breaking of the Seal, at his time. Paul said, "Not in my time, but in the time when he'll be revealed. See?)... whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth... (We're going to get to that after while.)... the spirit of his mouth... (Watch what that is.)... and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan... (him, him, a man)... whose working is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders. (See?) And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness... (deceiving people by unrighteousness)... in them that perish;... (not this Bride, in them that's looking for such a thing)... because they received not the love of the truth... (And Christ is the Truth, and Christ is the Word, but they'd rather have a creed.),... that they might be saved. And for this cause God has sent them strong delusion, that they should believe a--a lie:... (It should be translated there, as I looked in the Lexicon, "the lie," not "a lie"; "the lie," same one he told Eve.) 12 That they... might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

58Alright, so The Apostle Paul and William Branham, both speak of this end time Presence of God in the midst of the church revealing who the son of perdition is and how all who would rather believe the lie, the same one told Eve will end up perishing because they did not love the Truth.

59Now, what was "The Lie" that was told Eve? Sunday we are going to get into that Lie and show you "how Satan hybrid the Word mixing it with mans theology". Sunday I will speak to you concerning Hybrid Faith and what it has done to the church.

6013 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath (Past tense that's Ephesians 1:3-4) from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory (of the doxa, of the Opinions and values, and judgments) of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions (tranmissions) which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle. 16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, 17 Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.

612 Peter 2:15 15 Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;

62Revelation 2:14 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.

87 God's Only provided Place of Worship 65-1128.1M Now think! These man, why was they called and was put in this condition (these Pharisees) by Jesus, said, "In vain you worship Me"? Worship Him: genuine worship, true worship from their hearts. "You... In vain you worship Me." Why? "Teaching for doctrine their tradition of man, therefore you make the commandments of God of no effect to the people." 88 If I brought you a Methodist message, it would take no effect on you, this is Bride time. If Moses taught the message of Noah, it would take no effect. If Jesus taught Moses' message, it would take no effect. Because the predestinated seed are laying there that will only be watered by that type of water that's give for that seed. See? It won't grow any other condition. It must be the condition that grows it.

And therefore, as I brought out in Faith no 22 concerning the Bride Age promises, there are genuine promises of God that are not for the church Age believers but are only for the end time Bride Age believers.

63Notice how he says, It's the condition that grows it. I have tried to get you to see this point for years. I have preached on the atmosphere you live in and how you set an atmosphere in your home and even you carry an atmosphere with you. And it is your attitude that creates that atmosphere. And we see here that he is saying that this is so important to our growth in Christ.

64Matthew 13:30 Let both grow together (the fundamentalist and the one who has the fundamentals plus the Life) until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

89 God's Only provided Place of Worship 65-1128.1M Now, you can take a chicken egg and put it in a incubator, when it should be under a hen, but it'll hatch anyhow. Put it under a pup it would hatch. It's the warmness, the condition that makes it hatch. So it has to be under condition. You could take a good live egg and put it under a dead hen, it won't hatch. See? See, it's the condition.

65Notice He says, "in the time of the harvest", and we know that is called the season of harvest, or the harvest season. So there is an time and a season for everything that is done under the sun. And Abel was very aware that before he could ever get back into God's presence he had to be forgiven of the sin question, and so by Revelation he offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice knowing that without the shedding of blood there was to be no remission of sin.

66But Cain thought based on his theological understand of Scripture he was going to make it because he knew how to bring forth the sacrifice of the first fruit. And let's face it he thought the fruit Adam and Eve had partaken of was fruit and had not the understanding that it was by the mingling of the blood of the serpent with Eve that he was produced.

67QA Hebrews part 1 COD 57-0925 P:67 Now, let me give you a little keynote. Now, he never went out of the order, but in Luke--Matthew the 16th chapter, Jesus, when they come down off the mount, He says, "Who do men say I the Son of man am?""Some say You're Elijah; some say You're of the prophets, and some say You're this, that."He said, "But Who do you say?"Peter said, "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God."Watch. "Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona (the son of Jonas); flesh and blood never revealed this to you." Amen.See, it has to come spiritual revelation. Flesh and blood never told Cain, that he was wrong, never told Abel that Cain was wrong. But it was a revelation that Abel had. It was blood. We're coming into that question in a few minutes. It was blood, not fruit, that took us from the garden of Eden. It was blood. And Abel by spiritual revelation was revealed of God that it was blood. "And he, by faith," Hebrews 11:1 says, "he offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain." Which God accepted his sacrifice. There you are. See? He offered it by faith, by revelation.

68Wisdom verses faith 62-0401 P:159 Now, notice, by faith Abel saw the revelation, the vision, and brought a living, running blood; because life was in the blood. Life is in the stem of the flower, and it's botany life which has no feeling. (I was in hopes that would soak in!) Abel by faith staying with the Word, by faith, not by wisdom, by faith he seen that it was sex, blood. The blood cell comes from the male, The man has the blood cell in the sperm. The hemoglobin, the blood, comes through the male. And Adam knowed that it wasn't apples, and peaches, and potatoes, or whatever it was, that brought them out of the garden of Eden, that caused the sin; it was sex blood, and he offered blood back. By faith he done it, not by wisdom. How is a man through wisdom going to understand it, when the whole Bible, and the whole church of God is built upon Divine revelation by faith! "Upon this rock, I'll build My church." See?"Aw," they say, "sure, we believe that." Then where is the Life of Christ in these forms? Where is the Life of Christ?

69We know Cain's sacrifice was out of season and thus wrong for the season. That is what Solomon taught us in Ecclesiastes 3:1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

70And we also see this promise of the time and season spoken of in Hosea 2:9 Therefore will I return, (God promises that His personal Presence will come, And do what and when?) and take away my corn in the time thereof, and my wine in the season thereof, and will recover my wool and my flax given to cover her nakedness.

71And notice His presence is to clothe her or dress her in the Word at that Time so she will no longer be naked.

72From his sermon The Rapture 65-1204 P:108 brother Branham said, "I remember that night... 'Fore I seen that, I seen the preview of the Bride. I stood there and seen a beautiful little lady just correctly dressed and things, marching this way. There was Somebody standing by me in the vision, and I seen they said, "The preview of the Bride." I seen Her go by.

73And from his sermon Present stage of my ministry 62-0908 P:79 he said, "I hope He'll crown my ministry with this, of letting me take the clothes of the Word and dress His Bride in the clothes of the Word and for His righteousness. I hope He'll crown me and let me stand there on that day, say, "Behold the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world."

74Again we see this time and season spoken of in Daniel 2:21 And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:

75So it is all about what God himself does at His Appearing during the time of the harvest season. And always remember, Amos 3:6 Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done it?
7 Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets. 8 The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord GOD hath spoken, who can but prophesy?

76In the book of Acts 1:7 we read, "And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power."

77And brother Branham said from his sermon Trying to do God a service 65-0718M P:52 concerning our understanding the Word of God and the plan for the hour, "Notice, now notice, there in following God... Now, I want you to kinda jot this in your mind. To keep God's commandments, to do anything right for God, to do God a service correctly, there is five musts (See?), to do God service correctly. Now, David was doing God a service. He was doing everything he knowed to do, except leaving off God. See? He was doing something that was right, something good for the people, something good for the church. But there's five musts; I want you to remember these. No matter how sincere a man may be in doing it, doing God a service, these five must be there: First, it must be His time to do it. What if Moses would come, said, "We'll build an ark and float up the Nile like Noah did"? Noah's time was all right for an ark, but not his time. What if Jesus would come, said, "Now, I'll tell you what we'll do. We'll just go up on the mount like Moses did and get a new declaration of laws"? See? Uh, uh. He was that law. See? You must be in His time. It must be in His season. You got that now? Must be in His time, it must be in His season, time and season, and it must be according to His Word that has been spoken."

78Notice again the Apostle Paul said in 1 Thessalonians 5:1 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. Why? Because God always interprets His word by bringing it to pass.

But God doesn't want us to remain as ignorant children. We are promised a time when we shall grow up and when that which we don't know or we know only in part we will fully know in the time or season for it to be known.

1 Corinthians 13:9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. 11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then (when? when that which is perfect is come,) then shall I know even as also I am known. 13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

In referring to Christ's presence here among us brother Branham said, "I've read the Scripture with a dozen or more evidences that we're living in the last days, the generation that will see Jesus Christ return to earth, and I say to you tonight, again! 'This day this Scripture is fulfilled in your sight.'" Again we hear brother Branham saying in the Message Jehovah Jireh PP 174, "The Appearing of Christ and then the coming of Christ. That's two different things altogether, the Appearing and the Coming. He's Appearing now, working with us in the form of the Holy Spirit, making it just perfect; the church. It has to."

79Therefore we must ask ourselves, if God has come in what brother Branham and Scripture calls "the Appearing", in what way is it perfecting the church as He says here. And of Course we find in Scripture that the Word of God perfects the Bride. So it is in the form of the Word that perfection comes. And when that which is perfect comes, then that which is part must cease.

80Now, let me read again I Corinthians 13:9 using the Greek words as we do in order to understand what it is telling us. For we Ginosko in part, and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. 11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I ginosko in part; but when that which is perfect is come,) then shall I know even as also I am known.

81The Ginosko of God, the experiential knowing of God is to be in part until the time this scripture comes to pass. Brother Branham told us that This Word was fulfilled in His Ministry. The Perfect Word has come down.

82And brother Branham in quoting this in the COD book, 1005-56 he said, "When that which is perfect ... and we have today by God's help the perfect interpretation of the Word with Divine vindication." Then later in the same series of questions he said, " when that which is perfect is made known." And then he said, "Now is there anything perfect but God? And then he said, "And the Word's still God. " So we can see once again His focus was to get the people to see God in the form of the Word in our midst has come. And that is why he said, don't look back and don't look forward but look to what God is doing now.

83True vine and the false vine 55-0607 P:44 Now, if teaching the Bible, if fundamental actions is all God requires, He's duty-bound to anybody who'll do it; but you're called by election, my brethren. God knows His Church and vindicates His Church with signs and wonders. Watch it go on though. Here come Jesus; here come the Pharisees just as fundamental as they could be, same vine coming out of Genesis through Cain, through the children of Israel. All started in Genesis, all Genesis to mean all up into the New Testament. Here's the Pharisees, just as fundamental as they could be upon the doctrine. They believed in Jehovah, offered their sacrifices. Here come Jesus, absolutely a Believer, and fundamental too, but God vindicated Him with signs and wonders. That's right. God proved that this was His Church, for Jesus went forth preaching, and healing the sick, and seeing visions, and prophesying. And these set cold and stiff fundamentally in their church. There's your two vines. Watch they're growing on.

84True vine and the false vine 55-0607 P:51 Read the Bible. Follow them Scriptures and see if it's right. There it come out of Genesis. Here it comes out of Genesis. This one here, fundamental, this one here fundamental, but God's vindicated this one all the way along with signs and wonders. He's still a vindicating His Church with signs and wonders. "These signs shall follow them that believe, to the end of the world. In My Name they shall cast out evil sprits; lay hands on the sick and they shall recover." There will be a people that will recognize it, and know it as long as there's a God in heaven that sent down a Holy Ghost upon people. Amen. Oh, it's a real thing brother, when you stepped off of just... "The letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth life," That's right. The letter's all right. But what good will the seed do if it's just a seed? Bury and let it rot out? It'll bring forth life and a whole ear of corn. Shall we pray.

85I will restore 53-1110 P:20A Now, brother, it's always been... Watch those vines. Jesus said, "Let them grow together." Now, I want you to notice another place. ... 20b Here he comes up, the Church, that believes in the supernatural. God's Church has always believed in the supernatural. And it's always got a fundamental church standing over here that believes just as fundamental as they do, but denies the supernatural. That's right. That's what's the matter today.

86I will restore 53-1110 P:25 Watch what He was. They had a Pillar of Fire hanging over them. Is that right? Sure, they were fundamental in their doctrine, so were they. But God was a vindicating them. And it's the same thing today. You might go to seminaries and learn this Bible every way you want to, but until you're born of the Holy Ghost, the power of God gets into your life, brother, you'll never believe signs and wonders, and can't believe for Divine healing and power: can't do it. What we need today is a good old fashion, sky-blue, sin killing religion sweeping this country and an old-time Saint Paul's revival, and the baptism of the Holy Ghost back in the church again. Amen.

87QA on Genesis COD 53-0729 P:76 The Devil's just as fundamental as he can be. But brother, Jesus Christ said, "Except a man be borned of the Spirit of God he'll not see the Kingdom of God."Not just because you say, "Yes, I believe that. Yeah, I believe that's that way. I believe that. Yes." That don't do it. It's got to be a actual experience of the new birth. It's got to be something between you and God that you know you've passed from death to Life.

88Christ is the mystery 63-0728 P:146 IBut if that original vine ever puts out another shoot, it'll bear grapes like it did the first time. And if the Life of Jesus Christ ever puts out another body of believers, it'll bear the fruit that the first one did; they'll write a Book of Acts behind it, 'cause it'll be the same Life. See, what I mean? You just can't get away from it. It's the Life of Christ in you, been injected in you by the Holy Spirit Itself, living Its Life through you.

89It is I be not afraid 62-0726 P:89 Now, if that Light doesn't do the same works that It did when It was in the Son of God, then It isn't the same one. It isn't. But if It does do the same works... Just like I said, if you could take all the life out of a apple tree, every bit of the life, and transfer the life of a pear tree in an apple tree, it would bring forth pears (See?), because the life's in it. That's what it bears. The fruit is in the life, of course. And that's the same thing here. If you put the Life of Christ, and take the life of a sinner out, he has to die first. And then when the Life of Christ comes into him, then he will produce the Life of Christ because that's what's living in him. See? If... "He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also," 'cause His Life is in him.

90Let us pray..