1GENESIS 1:1 and 3 ¶ In the beginning God... And God said. "let there be light."

2JOHN 5:26 "For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;"

3PSALMS 36:9 "For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light."

4Sunday as we studied God's Word, and showed the seven colors of God's great fountain God's Great Fountain of Life and Love,. We also got a much better understanding of the Great Covenant of Life that he had placed in the heavens for all his Seed to see forever. We saw how he used the colors in the Rainbow as symbols to write His Great Promises to us, and how each of those colors symbolizes a certain portion of that Great Contract between God and man. We are thankful for seeing these, and my prayer is we that He will continue to give us the Light of Life as we approach His Word with reverence and Godly fear.

5Now, I want you to notice as we read from the scriptures, that in the beginning there was nothing but God and for an eternity in the past he dwelt alone, and He was content. For in Him was a Great Fountain of Life. And when God begin to bring forth expression, out of Him, (His seven colored Motives and attitude) came forth a Light, and that Light was the beginning of the expression of God.

6We found in our study that this Light of God was not just one color like the light of a light bulb, but it actually reflected 7 colors.

QA Hebrews Part 3 57-1006 339-Q-74 In the beginning God... We'll go back to our Hebrew teaching just for a few minutes. God was this great big fountain of seven colors. How many knows that? See?

7QA Hebrews Part 2 57-1002 273-385 See, there cannot be an eternal son, because a son had to have a beginning. And so Jesus had a beginning; God had no beginning. See? But the Son was the... Not eternal sonship, but the Son that was with the Father in the beginning was the Logos that went out of God. And it was the Theophany of God that went out, the human form that didn't have eyes like you see: a better eye. It didn't have ears like you hear, but a far more hearing. See? It was a Theophany, that all this rainbow condescended into a Theophany.

8Hebrews Chapter 1 57-0821 20-124 ...one will go a green light, the other one will go a blue light, and maybe another an emerald light, and a red light, and different lights go from it like a rainbow color. They call it fire in the diamond. Now, each one of those lights represents gifts. But it's only Christ is the Diamond. And He was the One Who came, and was bruised, and wounded, and chipped that He might reflect Himself back as a Light to the world. He's that Master Diamond. 20-126 Could you imagine before there even was a earth, before there was a light, before there was a star, before there was anything? There's a Great Fountain going forth of Spirit, and out of this Fountain came the most pure of love; 'cause there was nothing for it to come from there but love.

9As we continued in our study last week we saw how that God had come down in the days of Noah to confirm His Covenant with His seed forever. And in the course of setting His Great Covenant in the sky for all to see, we found that there appeared seven bright colors. Red, Orange, Yellow, Blue, Green, Indigo, and Violet.

10We examined these colors and found them each to represent a specific attribute of God. Therefore we see that in God was a great fountain of Life and This Fountain of Life had seven colors which reflect the seven major attributes and characteristics of this God- Life.

11We found that the colors of the rainbow are manifested only when Light strikes the water crystal, as when it strikes the diamond, and we know in Malachi 4:2, The Lord is spoken of as "the Sun of righteousness", and we know that He is Here, in the form of a Light, the Pillar of Fire.

12And brother Branham taught us what these colors stand for. For each is an expression of the Great fountain of Life. Each color is a part of the Great Contract between God and Man, expressing a part of the Contract concerning life.

13Revelations 4 Part 2 24 Eelders 61-0101 152 Notice the color of the Spirit of God which was above the likeness of these four Creatures, was amber. Amber is yellowish green. Now, watch: yellowish green, amber... Oh, He's the same yesterday... He revealed Himself to Ezekiel in the midst of Ezekiel's vision. This Light that he saw coming above the four living Creatures was yellowish green. When He come to John, He appeared in the emerald which is also yellowish green. He comes now to the revelator in yellowish green. He comes to us in yellowish green, the Light. Walk in the Light; He is the Light.

14And we know what he is saying here, he is quoting 1 John1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

15Now, there is a reason why we are to walk in the Light even as he is in that Light. Because the light brings us into an identification with the One who is in the Light.

16The Apostle Paul spoke to us in 2 Corinthians 3 concerning what is to happen when we come into the Light and remain in the light. He said in verse 1 Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some others, epistles of commendation to you, or letters of commendation from you? 2 Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men: 3 Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.

17Notice the Apostle Paul tells us that we are actually becoming the very written word of God, but it is not a matter of law, nor a matter of the mind, but rather it comes via the Holy Spirit using His ministry to etch into our hearts the very Life of God. He says you are epistles, you are portions of the Word of God but and people are going to read you as thus, but it is not as though you have a blank slate on your body and the Word is written on those slates, but rather God has taken His Holy Spirit and He has engraved into your hearts His God-Life, and that God life has a nature, and that Nature is God. And he says in verse 3 that this came to you through a ministry God has imparted to Him, and God used Him and the Words he wrote to do this.

183 Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.

19Now, as we continue in verse 4 we read, 4 And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward: 5 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;

20Paul then says, I am not saying this about myself as though I am a somebody, for "I am nothing. I am crucified with Christ and yet I am alive, yet it is not me that is living, but Christ is living in me."

21Now, let's continue with verse 6 Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.

22Notice Paul says if we are able ministers we do not minister the law, but we actually use the Holy Spirit to minister the Holy Spirit to you, and this is what changes you into an Living Epistle yourself. In other words, something happens to you through the ministration of hearing the Word that the very Word of God, the Spirit of God, the God life enters into you through hearing, for "Faith cometh by hearing" and as you take in the Word of God, it doesn't just go in one ear and out the other, it goes down into the heart, and in the heart it takes over your soul, and brings your body into obedience to the Spirit Word Life of God, making you and the Father one even as Jesus Christ the Son of God was one with the Father.

23Then Paul goes on to explain what he is talking about, and says in verse 7 But if the ministration of death, (He's talking about the law here) written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away: 8 How shall not the ministration of The Spirit,(God' Spirit, for there is only One The Spirit and that is the Spirit of God, and that Spirit of God shall be) be rather glorious? Or Glorious in a greater manner than the glory which Moses had reflecting from him.

249 For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness (right-wise-ness) exceed in glory.

25Let me say it this way, there is a certain glory of a man who lives according to the law out of respect for the law and for God. But there is a far greater glory for a person to actually live Righteousness because He that is his very nature to do so. And he cannot have that nature without God being in Him.

2610 For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth.

27Now, notice that the Apostle Paul is making a great comparison between a person who does right because he knows the law and abides by that law because he knows there is punishment if he does not. But what is far greater is one who lives righteously because he is righteous. His very nature is righteous, and therefore he lives out or manifests what is in him, his very nature which is the nature and life of God.

2811 For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious.

29Notice he is not taking away from what Moses did, but he is saying what he did compared to what the Holy Spirit living in you will do there is not comparison.

3012 Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech: 13 And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished:

31The Apostle Paul is talking about what happened to Moses when he stood in the presence of God for 40 days and came down from the mountain.

32We find this in Exodus 34:27 And the LORD said unto Moses, Write thou these words: for after the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with thee and with Israel.

33So God began to speak the Words of His covenant to Moses and he said write them down after the tenor of what I am going to say to you. This word tenor that God told him to write down the tenor of what he was saying, it means the course of thought or meaning that runs through something written or spoken; purport; drift. quality, character, or condition.

34Therefore what God is telling him to do is to take His Word, His Thoughts, and put them into a readable format that will give the people the quality, character and course of thought that God is giving to him. So Moses placed the intent of the Covenant in words that were easily understood. He basically made them short and to the point so they could not be misunderstood by voluminous wording.

35You see that is the problem we have with our laws today. We have a constitution which was written on four large pages containing 4,543 words, but after adapting 27 amendments it now contains 7,591 words. Because there are so many words, men have taken liberty to interpret them into more than 45,000 laws. There are at least 5,000 federal criminal laws alone, with more than 300,000 regulations that can be enforced criminally.

36But God is the God of simplicity, but the Pharisees and Sadducees had made the Law into such a voluminous amount that it took special schools to study them all. And it placed such a burden upon the necks of the people that they had become slaves to the law. But then Jesus simplified them as we see in Mark chapter 12.

37Mark 12:28 And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all? 29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: 30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. 31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

38The Apostle Paul made it simpler yet, and said in Galatians 5:14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; "Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself".

39We also see the Apostle James speak of this in James 2:8 If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:

40And this is because that is how God summed up his ten laws that he gave to Moses as we see in Leviticus 19:18 Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but "thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself": I am the LORD.

41Now, in getting back to what the Apostle Paul was referring to in 2 Corinthians 3 we see in the Book of Exodus 34:28 And he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments. 29 And it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai with the two tables of testimony in Moses' hand, when he came down from the mount, that Moses wist not that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him. 30 And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come nigh him. 31 And Moses called unto them; and Aaron and all the rulers of the congregation returned unto him: and Moses talked with them. 32 And afterward all the children of Israel came nigh: and he gave them in commandment all that the LORD had spoken with him in mount Sinai. 33 And till Moses had done speaking with them, he put a vail on his face. 34 But when Moses went in before the LORD to speak with him, he took the vail off, until he came out. And he came out, and spake unto the children of Israel that which he was commanded. 35 And the children of Israel saw the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses' face shone: and Moses put the vail upon his face again, until he went in to speak with him.

42Now in 2 Corinthians 3 the Apostle Paul tells us of this reflection of the glory of God from the face of Moses, and he says in verse 14 But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ. 15 But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart.

43Now, the veil Paul is talking about here is the peoples traditions and creeds, which are just man made laws and regulations they have made from their own understanding of the word.

44Mighty God unveiled 64-0629 P:42 Now, the traditions has made a veil.

45Unveiling of God 64-0614M P:132 The veil, tradition of unbelievers, taken away, you see God. When the veil of traditions has been removed, you can see that God is still God of His Word. He still keeps His Word. He's the--He's the God, Author of His Word that is hid behind skin veils to others. Yes, that is right. To those who cannot go behind the veil, He's still behind skin veils.

46Unveiling of God 64-0614M P:108 Now in this age, when the old denominational and traditional veil has been rent from the Word of God, so It can be manifested. You see what I mean? The tradition says, "All those things are past." (Let it soak a little bit.) "The things are past." But in this last day that traditional veil has been rent apart; here stands the Pillar of Fire.

47Unveiling of God 64-0614M P:92 God hid behind the veil... Moses veiled his face. Moses was the living Word veiled then. The people saw that Pillar of Fire, said, "Now, we're satisfied. (See?) Let Moses speak. (See?) Don't let God speak, lest we die." Moses walked right into that Pillar of Fire. See? And said now, He said, "Now, I won't speak to them no more like this; I'll give them a prophet." See, that's the way He always did it. See? Said, "Now, let them..." But this prophet has to have His Word. If he's veiled with a tradition, God never sent him. If he's veiled with the Word, God will vindicate It. God interprets His own Word. Moses spoke them; God interpreted Them. Amen. Moses said, "The Lord said so." And the Lord did just what He said. That made it right.

48So in that hour when God sent Moses with the Law, Moses came down reflecting the glory of God in the law. But Paul said there is coming a time when that veil will have to be taken away, and when it comes it will show forth the very nature and life of God in a people.

2 Corinthians 3:16 Nevertheless when it (the heart) shall turn to the Lord, the vail (the traditions and creeds) shall be taken away.

49Look how God wants to deal with the heart, and when He breaks through to your heart it strips all the traditions away, it strips all the creeds away, and leaves only you and God walking in the light of His glorious presence together.

50Then Paul says, 17 "Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 18 But we all, with open face (no traditions, no creeds) beholding as in a glass (the mirror of the Word) the glory of the Lord, (God's Doxa, His Opinions, His values, His judgment,) we are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

51When we look into God's Mirror of His own Word, and we see His opinions, His values, and His judgments, we actually become changed into His glory from our own glory.

52We are changed into His values from what we used to hold as our own values. We are changed into His opinions from what we used to hold for our own opinions. And we are thus changed he says, from image to image. From mortal to immortal. From human to sons of God.

53Unveiling of God 64-0614M P:66 Oh church, and if this tape goes out, can't you see, ministers of the Gospel, where you're living? Can't you see the hour that we're in? God, showing Himself, setting aside... Look, He took that temple veil and tore it to pieces that they might see God in plain view, and they was too blind to see It. And He's done the same thing today: putting His Word right out in front, what He promised, every promise in the Word laying right before us, in plain view. You know what the Gentile church does? The same thing the Jewish church did: too blind to see It. That's all. It'll be on their hearts just as it was in that day.

54Unveiling of God 64-0614M P:67 Notice, death to stay away from It now. You must go into It through this veil or you won't. How God could have mercy on them... But remember what it was, that God is manifesting what was behind that veil. Watch what was behind the veil: the Word. What did it veil? The Word. What was it? It's in the ark. It was the Word that that veil hid. See? And Jesus was that Word, and He is that Word, and the veil of His flesh hid It. And today the veil of tradition hides the Word again, saying, "It's not so." But It is so. God's testifying of It, blasting Hisself right out as bright as the sun before everyone, and they fail to see It. God, be merciful to us.

5568 In type, Moses coming from the Presence of God with the Word of God for that age... Now, watch, we're now in Exodus 19. Don't miss this now. Exodus 19, Moses is coming from the Presence of God, or 20 and 21, 19:20 and 21. Moses is coming from the Presence of God; he has been into the Word. The Word's been wrote, and he in the Presence of God with the Word, he had the Word for that age. There's a Word for each age. And Moses coming forth, his face shined so. See? The Word was in him, ready to be manifested, give out to the people. The true Word, God had wrote It and It was with Moses. Notice It was with Moses and was ready to be manifested. He was the Word to them; he was the living Word hid, veiled himself; Moses had to put a veil over his own face. Why? He was that Word. Amen. Until that Word was made known, Moses had to veil himself. Amen. Do you see It? Wherever the Word is, It's veiled.

5669 Moses had the Word. Now remember, after the Word was made manifest, Moses was Moses again. See? But while that Word was in him to be give out, he was God. For he wasn't Moses no more; he had the Word of the Lord for that age. Nothing could touch him till that was over, had that Word with him. So therefore, when he come, the people turned their heads; they couldn't understand. He'd been changed; he was a different fellow. He come with that Word. And he put a veil, the Bible said, over his face, for he had the Word. And he was the Word to them.

5770 Now, look, if Moses... Oh, brother, here's going to be an insult. But if Moses... As Paul said here in II Corinthians the 3rd chapter, if Moses had to veil his face with that type of glory upon him... See, because that was natural glory; that was a natural law. And if Moses... Knowing that that law had to perish... But the glory was so great that it blinded the people, so they had to put a veil over his face, how much more will It be? (Spiritual blinded people... Uh-huh.) That glory was to fade away, but this glory won't fade away. See? Moses had the carnal law, the condemnation, no grace, no nothing; it just condemned you. But this we're speaking about... That had no pardon; that just told you what you was. This gives you a way out. And when that Word is unveiled, oh, my, what kind of a face will It be? It'll have to be veiled. It's got to be veiled. Now, notice, so the Spirit is veiled in a human temple (See?); he to speak the natural words with a natural veil...

5871 Now, Paul speaking here now, and in this sense, the Spirit-Word, "We are ministers, not of the letter, the law, but able ministers of the Spirit," that the Spirit takes the letter and manifests It. That was just law; you had to go look at it, say, "Thou shall not commit adultery. Thou shall not steal. Thou shall not lie. Thou shall not do this, that, or the other." See? You had to look at that. But this is Spirit that comes upon the promised Word for this age, and brings forth, and manifests, not two tables of stone, but the Presence of the living God: not a mythical thought somebody made up or some Houdini trick, but the very promise of God revealed and made manifest right before us. What sort of a veil will that be behind? And to lose that...

59Now, you might say what does this have to do with the colors of the rainbow Covenant of God.

60Look, we just read where Moses when he lived in that Presence of God for 40 days and 40 nights, he actually reflected that presence, that Light of God's Presence to the people. And 1 John 1:7 tells us "if you walk in the light as He is in that Light, it brings you into His image from Glory to glory".

611 Corinthians 13:9 For now we know in part, and now 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; (he says we look in the mirror of the Lord now darkly, without understanding,) but then face to face: (now this word face is the Greek word prosopon which means Appearance, before or in the presence of. So Paul is telling us when He shall appear or at His appearing when we see him face to face, presence to presence, he says something will happen to us, something will change us, something will bring us to an understanding we do not have now). now I know in part; (now, my knowledge is limited) but then shall I know even as also I am known.

62And this same Apostle said in Colossians 3:4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. Notice, when he appears, when he phaneroos, when he manifests in his true character, then we shall also manifest in our true character together with himn in glory, in the same opinions and values and judgments.

63The Apostle John told us the same thing in 1 John 3:1-3 2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And the seeing Him as He is makes us identified with him and we become like him and we are changed from glory to glory and from image to image. 3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.

64And Jesus said, Father for their sakes I sanctify myself, I put things I would like to do aside so that I might sanctify them.

65"Let this same attitude that was in Christ Jesus be in you" the Apostle Paul said.

66And so we see in Revelations 10 he comes as the Angel of the Covenant, the same Covenant of restored Life that was given to Noah is given to us. But remember, that Covenant was given after the trials, and the testing, and the judgment. But Noah was given Life and escaped all of that judgment. And Yet the Judge of all the Earth was present.

67Now, this is important to know when we look at the colors of the rainbow. Because the colors of that Covenant Rainbow express the attributes of the Covenant Giver and the rainbow is the expression of that Covenant. The colors then each express a portion of that Covenant to us.

And as we mentioned the other day that each color represent the motives and attitude of God. That is what William Branham said.

68Hebrews Chapter 7 PT 2 Church Order 57-092 345-329 The first was a color of red, perfect love, redemption. And how if we had time to give those colors, and show that each one of those colors represents God's purity. Amen. Those colors, there's seven natural colors. Those colors represents the purity of God. And the... Those colors represent the motives of God, the attitude of God.

69And if they represent the motives and attitude, then they reflect His attributes and characteristics which is his very nature, his character.

70Now brother Branham also said these seven colors seven gifts of the Spirit.

71Hebrews Chapter 1 57-0821 20-124 The chip what makes a sparkle, the way it's cut. It's cut, chipped, and then when it does, it makes a sparkle, and one will go a green light, the other one will go a blue light, and maybe another an emerald light, and a red light, and different lights go from it like a rainbow color. They call it fire in the diamond. Now, each one of those lights represents gifts.

72And of course we see this spoken of in Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is (1)love, (2)joy, (3)peace, (4)longsuffering, (5)gentleness, (6)goodness, (7) faith,

73And I want you to see how that each of these gifts is also a different character trait of the Holy Spirit that is to be found in God Life.

74The Apostle Peter tells us in 2 Peter 1:1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ: 2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,

75Let me just comment here for a moment, Notice he said that Grace and peace are multiplied unto us through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,

76That is the doctrine of Christ, the relationship between Father and Son, and how it will multiply grace and peace unto you. because knowing the relationship Jesus shad with the, and that he was the first born son in a vast family of brothers, this brings such an awareness of God we must conduct ourselves as sons, and how our access to the Father was made possible through Jesus Christ because we know as he knows our relationship with the Father.

77Then Peter says, 3 "According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory (doxa, the opinions, values, and judgments of God) and virtue (manliness or maturity, remember, when I was a child I did what children do because I thought as a child, but when I become a man I put away childish thinking. This is the same thing here, it shows a growing up by the spirit of adoption):

784 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

79Notice that Peter says, we grow up and express the glory, the doxa of God, the opinions, values, and judgments of God, and by the promise of His Word we receive or become partakers of the Divine Nature. And of course if we receive the Divine or God Nature, we receive the characteristics and attributes that are expressed in that nature.

5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your (1) faith (Revelation) (2) virtue; and to virtue (3) knowledge; 6 And to knowledge (4) temperance; and to temperance (5) patience; and to patience (6) godliness; (God-likeness) 7 And to godliness (7) brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. 8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins. 10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: 11 For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

80Brother Branham said when we receive the Holy Spirit we have all these things in us by that new birth.

81From his sermon, Show us the Father 59-0419E P:34 " Everything that you have need of in this earth's journey is in you when you receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost.

82But we must lay in the presence of the Son of God, the Light, to ripen these attributes and characteristics of the God nature, the Divine Nature.

83Stature of a perfect man 62-1014M P:56 First you must be born again. And then when you're born again, you have faith; you believe the Word. Until you're born again you'll argue against it. If you're just religiously inclined, and you've got a little human knowledge that you should do right, you'll never be able to agree upon the Word of God. You'll never do it. You've got to be born again; and born again, it produces faith. All right. Then after you get faith, this right here: f-a-i-t-h faith, then you're just in position of growing.

84And now of course we know that the apostle Paul taught us in 1 Corinthians 2 that "no man can understand the things of God unless the Spirit of God is in him." In fact Paul said "The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. In other words they are only discerned by one who is spirit filled.

85Stature of a perfect man 62-1014M P:46 The natural man can't see how a glory of God would come over a man's eyes, and he'd see vision and tell men of certain things and what to do, tell them things that's fixing to happen, things to come to pass, like the Lord did for us here last night even. See, see? The natural mind tries to figure out, "Well, what did he do?" or "What kind of a hoax is he using? What gimmick has he got?" To see a man speaking in tongues, they say... And somebody interpret and tell just exactly to a certain member of the body what they've done, and what they should not do. See? See, they think it's some kind of a hoax. "There's something fixed up between them." They can't understand it. Until that man is born again, then when he's born again, then he's in line of fellowship because he is a new creation. That old suspicious, doubting character he was, is dead; now he's a new creation. So, you see, he don't have to add anything to his now, because it'll automatically be added.

86Stature of a perfect man 62-1014M P:129 Then Peter here says first (seven things) faith, virtue (See, coming up), knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness, brotherly love, and brotherly kindness and then the love of God, the Holy Ghost. Christ in the Person of the Holy Ghost comes upon you in the true baptism of the Holy Ghost, and you got all these virtues sealed in you, then God lives in a tabernacle called the building, the living Tabernacle of the living God's dwelling place.

87Stature of a perfect man 62-1014M P:121 Somebody said not long ago, said, "How can you believe these things the way you do and still go to the Assemblies of God, and the Oneness, all the rest of them? Well, see, brotherly kindness (See?), hoping someday. See? Patience with him (See?), temperance, enduring with him, knowledge to understand what he believes. And remember, it's in his heart. That's what it is; virtue in yourself to let it go out with kindness, meekness to him; having faith that someday God will bring him in. See? Brotherly kindness, the seventh thing. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven. See? Seven things. Then... Now, you're coming. Next thing then add charity, which is love. That's the capping stone. One of these days in the church...

88Now by God's grace I would like to put together a chart showing these seven colors and attach each of the seven gifts of the Spirit and show these seven attributes Peter speaks of and identify each with a specific color of the rainbow, but for now, all I can say is that, when all those seven redemptive colors come together, they came forth as a white light. because when the seven colors all come together they form a white light.

That is why the doctrine of Christ is so important, because it is given us to produce fruit in us. All seven colors come together to produce a white light, a righteous light, and the new birth is Christ in you, and Christ is the Light of the world, and in the beginning when God in His great fountain of Life, He was represented in a 7 colored rainbow, and each of those colors represent attributes and characteristics of God. And when all seven of those rainbow colors came together it formed a white light, the Logos that came out of God.

We Would See Jesus 57-0516 E-15 Well, now, how can we see Him? The way we can see Him is by His works. Now, he hasn't come in a corporal body yet, among us. He's here in a spiritual body (You believe that?), a spiritual body called the Holy Spirit. He's in the form of the Holy Spirit. In the beginning God was a Spirit. And all the fountain of goodness and mercy and power, and all the good things of love, God was the center of that fountain. And then the Logos that went out of God in the beginning become what we would call a theophany, or a supernatural body. God is just not like the air, but He's in a body. Moses seen Him pass and said it looked like the back part of a man, and so forth. And then that same theophany was made flesh and dwelled among us. And we beheld Him, the only begotten of the Father: Christ.

Life 57-0602 E-22 Let's close our eyes to our imaginations for a few moments and go way back before there was anything. The great fountain of all eternity was that spirit of love, joy, that spirit of honesty, that spirit of trueness in this perfection.

Psalms 36:9 "For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.'

89Brother Branham spoke of this in his sermon, QA Hebrews Part 3 57-1006 339-Q-74 In the beginning God... We'll go back to our Hebrew teaching just for a few minutes. God was this great big fountain of seven colors. How many knows that? See? … Now, when He, the Logos went out of God, which was God coming from this one big fountain into a body in the form of a man, and it made the Logos, which we call theophany...

90And from his sermon QA Hebrews Part 2 57-1002 273-385 And so Jesus had a beginning; God had no beginning. See? But the Son was the... Not eternal sonship, but the Son that was with the Father in the beginning was the Logos that went out of God. And it was the Theophany of God that went out, the human form that didn't have eyes like you see: a better eye. It didn't have ears like you hear, but a far more hearing. See? It was a Theophany, that all this rainbow condescended into a Theophany.

From the Message ATTITUDE AND WHO IS GOD? 50-0815 015 notice that brother Branham tells us this light that came forth from God was a it a little white Light, like a mystic Light, like a Halo. Let's listen to what he says here. "And we're taught in the beginning, that the Logos, or the Son of God went out of God. Now, I do not believe in eternal sonship. That's even radical to even mention such a thing, eternal sonship. How could He had an eternal sonship...?... He had to have a beginning. See? 016 So He first was God, Jehovah. And out of Him... Let's just picture now as a little drama so you can get it. Let's see coming out of space where there's nothing, let's make it a little white Light, like a mystic Light, like a Halo. And that was the Logos that went out of God in the beginning. That was the Son of God that came out of the bosom of the Father. That was what was in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word was made flesh and dwelled among us. In the beginning was God. And then out of God came the Logos, a part of God that went out of God.

91Now, I want you to understand that brother Branham refers to God as a great seven colored fountain like the seven colors of the rainbow. And when that great fountain of Life began to bring forth sons, the seven colored lights of that seven colored horizontal rainbow formed itself into a theophany that was a white Light that went forth from God. Because white is the summation of all colors.

92Now, remember, when light is cast upon the "rain" it must bring forth the colors of the rainbow. And if light of God's Shekina Presence is cast upon the doctrine it will bring forth the different attributes and characteristics of God in us as we walk in that light.

93White light encompasses the seven colors, and when you see white light through rain you will see all seven colors which represent the seven attributes and characteristics of God. And if the Doctrine does not produce that, then it's a false rain, or no rain at all. Some people call church creeds doctrine but they are not, they are dogma, not doctrine. Perhaps man's doctrine but not God's doctrine.

94Now, I'd love to show you a chart with all seven colors, and each color associated with a gift of the spirit along with each attribute in the Stature of a perfect man. But I've no time tonight, so let me close in saying when all seven colors come together, they express themselves in a single white light. From The Messiah 61-0117 P:18 br. Branham said, "when a man gets saved,... The Light that comes into him is about like this little white button on my shirt. That's when God comes into the inner part of a man. In the inner part of a man, ... is made up in the system of a tabernacle: in the outer courts, then holy place, and the holiest of holies; the Shekinah glory on the inside, the veil.

95Uncertain sound 60-1218 P:20 When a man's saved, that much of him is God. That's the little Light that comes in to make him quit doing what's wrong. Now, if you can take all the malice, and envy, and strife, and unbelief out, that little button-like of the Light and power of God will keep growing, growing, growing, growing, crowding out unbelief. And you don't do it by exhortations of bodily exercise. You do it by a sanctified, consecrated Life, that the Holy Spirit moves through you.

96let us pray...