THE SPOKEN WORD IS THE ORIGINAL SEED, PART 1

So 18.03.1962, vormittags, Branham Tabernacle
Jeffersonville, Indiana, USA

Das gesprochene Wort ist der Originalsame, Teil 1

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Thank you, Brother Neville. Going to have baptismal service between time? [Brother Neville says, “Immediately after you get through."] After I’m through. Right? Uh-huh.

Good morning, friends. So happy to be here! And this morning we’re starting a little early. And always sorry to see not enough adequate room to seat the people. And I know it’s hard for you to stand. And I have give out, this morning, that this would be the time that when I wanted to have plenty time. And I think it would be real nice, along, as the service goes on, that if some would set down, others stand, and kind of rest one another. And if you want to get outside and walk around just a moment, remember, being a long service, it... it’ll be perfectly all right. Then we can swap around. And now they’re...

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We know they’re in the building program, here at the tabernacle, for a larger and bigger church that can have adequate seating room. And I think the church here will only seat around two-fifty, three hundred people. And there’s probably hundred more than that in here now. So it’ll... And I come in, seen the people driving back and forth, couldn’t find place to park, around. And... and, course, when they come there at the door and see the halls jammed up, the walls jammed up, and so forth, with people, then, all over the platform and so forth, then they... they go away. And we want everyone to hear the Message of the Lord, as we try to bring It.

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I want to announce that, immediately, I will try to speak up till twelve o’clock. And then after... And I’ll dismiss at twelve, and that’ll give everyone time to go get something to eat. During this time, the minister, the pastor, Brother Neville here, will have a baptismal service during this time. And... and you people that slip out and get something to eat, and then we’ll return back. And I’ll try to be at the pulpit exactly two o’clock, and then go on this afternoon.

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And I been in prayer much this week. And I... I would not even get through if I hadn’t have cut about maybe a fourth of it, or maybe a third, away, of what I wish to say to the people. Now, so, we thank you for your fine cooperation of coming to meetings, and... and what you have done for us, and helping us and praying for us.

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And I had the privilege, a few moments ago, of talking to an... an old man and woman, which is... We know them as Brother and Sister Kidd, who been very faithful down through the years. And they stopped a few moments ago. I told them to come by, I wanted to see them a minute. And what a privilege it was to talk to old people, had been preaching the Gospel when I was yet in a... a baby. And the glorious old Gospel gets better all the time, as we near the end of the road.

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And now there is some prayer cloths laying here, and I want to pray over them, after a bit. And now let us just bow our heads a moment for a word of prayer.

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Our Heavenly Father, You said in Your Word, “If I be lifted up from the earth, I will draw all men unto Me.” And that is our purpose in life, is to lift up, before a dying generation of people, that Jesus Christ is still the Son of God, the Saviour of the world. And I’m so happy to know that I live where there is people who believe that, and along with the thousands that has accepted Him as their Saviour.

And knowing, that, after this life is finished, there will be a life on the other side, that will be so glorious, that this toils and few hours that we’re passing through, these shades and shadows of life here in the testing ground, that we are merely entering into the orbit now, waiting for the countdown. For, soon there will come a time that when God’s time is fulfilled, the great arm that’s held back the time so long, will finally let go and His Church will move off from this earth, in space, out yonder into a Land where there will be no sickness, sorrow, old age, death. That’s why we are gathered today, Lord, is to express our feeling about these things.

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We’re so glad to know that this is just not bring the people together for something in vain; that it has been proven the greatest reality the world has ever known, that the Son of God is not dead, Who made the promises, but is alive among us for evermore. And we’re so happy this morning, Lord, above all things, though we own the world and could be young for hundreds of years, to enjoy it, but it would only be a season compared with what’s the time that’s laid up for those who love Him. So, we are trying to point our brother and sister to this great hour that’s approaching us. And as we see that time coming, Lord, our hearts burn. We want to make ready.

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And one by one we go down the lane. We just got through burying one from our midst. Our Sister Bell, going quickly, according to her request; so quick, we couldn’t get to her, to pray with her. But it was her request to go, to see how good that You are to provide all the things that we desire in our hearts. You leave none of them. You promised it.

Now, we pray that You’ll bring hearts to understand You today, those who do not understand You. Bring sinners to repentance, bring sick people to the healing knowledge of God. O God, bless Your saints and bind their hearts together. And as these tapes goes out to the... the cities and the churches, all out through the nations around the world, may ministering brethren, who has maybe once misunderstood, understand now, that Thy Church might be prepared.

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And now, O Lord, Who separated me from my mother, Who has fed me all the days of my life, has brought me to this hour; by Thy grace, feeling it was Thy will that I should explain to the people, why that I have acted and did the way I have done, may it be in such a way that people will have a better understanding, Lord, of the peculiarity of Thy servants. Grant these things, Father. And these Scriptures, and a text and words that we have written here through the week, praying and studying, may they fall on good ground everywhere they are heard, a ground that can hold them and nourish them. And then all praise shall be given to Thee, for we ask it in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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To the people out in the cars, who can’t get in, I’m attaching a little instrument here now. And turn on your radio to eleven-fifty, eleven-fifty, and you’ll get the Message right on your radio in your car. Now, is this the connection here? It’s on, is it, for the... the tapes?

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Now, to all my friends, both here and wherever these tapes may travel, I feel that I owe it to the people, for an explanation of many things that I have said and done. So many times, people has come to me, and said, “Our pastor says... Why would you do that, Brother Branham? Why did you say this? And what makes you do it this way?” Now, with all my heart, everything that I have done, I have done it with the best intention I know how. And everything that I have said, I’ve said it from my heart. And I’ve did it for a purpose. And I’ll try, this morning, by God’s help, to explain from the Bible the purpose, and why I have done it.

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And now there, perhaps, in a group of people this size, there’s probably many ministers setting here. And there will be many hear this. And I wish we had enough time that I... to put all that I had thought of, and scripturalized, brought the Scriptures to, rather, to... to the people. But, to my brethren, even though that you might have disagreed with me; now I’m speaking both here and for the tapes. You might have disagreed with me, much, because of the... my stand towards what I think to be right. And you have a right to disagree with me, as you may see it different. But I hope that me, by the help of God this morning, I’ll be able to show you the reason why that I have took this stand.

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And I... I have never... There’s been many times that I have scolded churches, denominations, the dressing of women, the acting of men. I think I have thoroughly supported that by Scripture. And never one time, God knowing my heart, that I have ever had a bad feeling towards anyone. No matter if they disagreed with me, as far as the East from the West, I still loved them. And as long as I have the Spirit of God in me, I’ll always love His Church, His people. No matter what they do, or how they treat me, that won’t have anything to do with it. I still love them.

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I remember, one time a man named Moses. Those people constantly, we would call it in our southern expression, aggravated him, just constantly kept him on the move, everything was a murmur or a complain, and so forth. But, Moses, when it come to the showdown, when God said, “Separate yourself from them, ’cause I’m going to take you and start a nation,” Moses throwed hisself in the path of God’s wrath. Said, “Take me, and not the people,” that he had called rebels, rebellion against God and against him. Yet, he loved them so much till he said, “Take me, and save them.” That was Christ in Moses.

And if a man, no matter how much some other one would disagree with him, if he doesn’t feel that way, then there’s a lacking of Christ, I believe, if from his heart (not his lips, but his heart) if he don’t feel that way towards humanity.

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I was astonished one time, not just merely for a sense of humor at this time. But there was a... a Chicago meeting, and a colored man was setting there, and he kept saying, “I want to see Dr. Branham.” He had a great big hat on, great big crosses, eight or ten inches long and wide, across his chest, and robes, and dressed very strange, with funny rings and beads, and so forth. I told Brother Baxter, which was my associate, “Tell him. Bring him on in the room. I... I want... I’ll see him.”

And he set down to me, and he said, “Shall I regard you as ‘father,’ or as ‘reverend,’ or as ‘elder’? Or what would you want me to regard you as?”

I said, “If you love me, call me ‘brother.’” And he, in respects, did so.

And gave me his title, which, oh, I’d take a few lines to write across a paper, the titles of the name of the church, and his title in the church.

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But he said one thing that’s always stuck with me. He said, “I’m interested in this, Brother Branham. I’m...“ Told me what he was interested in, in his church and these things. He said, “I is interested in one race,” he said, “that’s the human race.”

I said, “There we’ll shake hands.”

The human race, to everybody, to every creed, to every color, and to every person that Christ died for, that’s my interest this morning. And I’ve tried to always make it my interest... interest.

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Now I want to read. And... and then just... I’m not aiming to preach, because it’d probably be at least, what I’ve got here to say, will probably take me four or five hours. So after about two hours now, then we’ll dismiss and go to dinner, then come back at two o’clock, about. Be here before two, ’cause I want to start right at two. Be here about one-thirty, if you can. Then we’ll be out in time for tonight.

I have to leave this afternoon, yet, for Tifton, Georgia, where I’m to hold a service tomorrow night, and the high school auditorium there, just a preaching service. And then from there, I don’t know, just wherever He leads from there. Many places, Brother Arganbright and them has called from overseas, to start right away over there; all across the West, out into Canada, around the world. But I’ll... you’ll know... believe...

I believe you’ll know better after I get finished. If God will help me to give it to you the way it was given to me, then, after the service, you’ll understand, I hope.

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And then if there be any questions, that you don’t understand, I’ll ask you to bring your books. And... and then you who have tape recorders, can get the tapes and put them in your home, and set down with open heart, just an open heart. Just lay it out, say, “Lord, I’ve just relaxed now. I’m going to listen.” And then when you catch something, turn the recorder off and go get the Scripture.

And the Bible said, Jesus said, “They are They that testify of Me.” See? And let’s look through the Scripture and see if it’s all right.

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Now I want to open...

[Someone speaks to Brother Branham.] Pardon? Right in here. He was showing me the different mikes to use. There’s such a bunch of them here this morning, I don’t know which one to start on.

Now let us turn to the Scriptural. I’m going to start in Genesis, and I wind up tonight in Revelation. I believe the Word. Genesis, beginning with the 1st chapter, I wish to read a portion of the Word. And now if somebody would want, someone to take the... got your pencils and papers, and so forth, ’cause I’ve got many Scriptures. I want to keep reading all the time on these Scriptures.

In the beginning God created the heavens and... earth.

And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided... light from the darkness.

And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

And God said, Let there be... firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from... from the waters.

And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.

And God called the firmaments Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

...God said, Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.

And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters he call... called he the Sea: and God saw that it was good.

And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, and herbs... and seed, and the fruit trees yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.

And the earth brought forth grass, and herbs, and yielded seed after his kind, and the trees yielded fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

And the evening and the morning were the third day.

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Now I want to begin this morning, with my text, to use this: "The Spoken Word Is The Original Seed". Now that’s what I wish to lay the text on: "The Spoken Word Is The Original Seed". Now if you’ll notice, God said, “Let it bring forth of it, in his kind.” Whatever it was, it must be brought forth of its kind.

Now, this Word of God is Eternal. God, being infinite, cannot speak one thing and then, later on, change it to something else, to a better decision. Because, every decision of God is perfect. He cannot. Once His Word is once spoken, It can never die. It lives on, on, on, and can never die, because It is God. His Word can no more die than He can die. That’s the reason we read in 1 John, or, Saint John, 1st chapter, that, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word was made flesh.” The same Word that was spoken in the beginning, with His Eternal purpose, came on over and was made flesh and dwelt among us. God’s Word!

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Some years ago, I heard that a woman... Now, this may not be authentic. That licked her tongue in radium, while mixing it, to put on hands of dials of clocks and watches; it killed the woman. And years later, keeping her skull for an autopsy, like, they said you could take instruments, whatever they use, and put against that skull bone, and, with a... a rumble, you could still hear that radium going on, in her skull, after she had been dead, years. Radium continually goes on.

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The Word of God continually goes on.

I’m told, that if we could pick up an instrument that could catch it, that a man’s voice, my voice that I speak today, ten thousand years from now could still be picked up in the air. Like dropping a petal in the middle of a pond. And the teeny little waves, after they fail to be seen by the eye, continue on till it hits the bank. And the air wave of our voices continually travels around and around the world. Therefore, then, our voice, what we say, will be our judgment. Our testimony will rise right against us. Our own voices will echo in our own ears, at the Judgment Bar of God, when His great instrument catches every voice that’s been spoke, every word that’s been muttered.

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And now there’s only one way to stop that voice that’s wrong, that’s, repent. God alone can stop it. If it doesn’t, it goes on and meets up with you in the Eternity. Therefore, God, being perfect, and His Voice Eternal, His Own Voice will have to catch up with it. Therefore, He must be perfect in every decision, for, when He once says something, It has to go all the way and come back to the Judgment.

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Now if you’ll be real understanding, or try to be, you’ll see why I have took always the stand for the Word of God, that I have; because all other things must perish. God is Eternal, and His Word is Eternal. Now, as you study... And I’ll try to speak just as lengthy as I can, so that you’ll get the words, and I do that for the tapes also. That, you must know that this Bible is God’s Word.

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Now, we know that we are coming to a Judgment, that the Voice of God is going to catch up with us, somewhere, because It was given to every mortal to hear. Ministers are responsible of taking It. And if this Voice of God has to catch up with every person, then we’ve... you’ve got to hear It, either here or at the Judgment Bar.

So, if the church has the Voice of God, then you must hear the voice of the church, as our Roman Catholic people tell us. And when they, in themselves, are so confused and difference in their doctrine, the Roman, the Greek, and the different types, then there cannot be any place to have faith. Because, which one is the Church?

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Is the Roman church right, or is the Greek church right, or is some of the other churches right? Is the Lutherans right, Baptists right, Methodists right, Presbyterians right? Or, who is right, when there is so much difference in them? One is as far as the East from the West, from one another.

But, to my opinion, the Voice of God is the Judge. So, the Voice of God, and if It’s so perfect, It’s got to come from some perfect resource.

And if men bring it one way and another way, with their difference of denominations, then there’s... there’s no way to set a faith surely in what they’re saying.

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I hope that’s clear. See? Because, and if one says it’s this way, one says, “You must join this church. This church, only, has salvation.” That’s the Catholic version. The Lutheran come around and say they are the way. Here comes along the Methodist with something else, the Baptist with something else, the Pentecost with something else. And there seems to be such a gathering of confusion.

Then, when you take this written Word to our brethren, many of them says, “Well, them days isn’t now.” Another one says, “It’s just a history.” The other one says, “It’s a book of poems.” The other says, “The church has a right to change it.” Then where do we stand? Where is there a resting place for faith?

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When, God, being Eternal... I believe, if we are to be judged, and always have, that if we’re to be judged by anything, it’ll be by the Word of God that’s given the commission.

Then, if we’re to be judged by that Word, then God would be an unjust God, to put such a confusion on earth, and the poor human mind so baffled, it doesn’t know what to do. And one will join this one, then join that one. A poor fellow trying to think, he’s trying to find the right place, he’ll listen to this denomination, then he’ll listen to another denomination. And this one seems to be better than that one; he’ll go. And, first thing, he’s back to the first one again. He just doesn’t know what to do.

But if God is going to judge the world by something, it’ll be by His Word. I believe that.

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And, now, my brethren. Now, when I say that, I’m meaning not only this little group here this morning, but I’m meaning where these tapes will be sent around the world. I... I wish you would bear with me a while, and think of that, that there’s got to be some place come for a Judgment.

Then some of them says, “The King James Version, or the certain other version. And now they’re making a... a Standard version, or something.”

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I believe, if God be the sovereign God, as He is, the Eternal One, He has to see to it. It’s up to Him. If I want to go to Heaven, to His place, it’s up to Him to furnish me a place where I’ll know what to do, somewhere that you can lay your hand and say, “This is It.” Do you agree with that? [Congregation says, “Amen."] There’s got... It’s up to Him.

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He’d be unjust... If I said, “Lord, I was a Lutheran,” and the other one said, “Well, I... I was a Catholic.” Well, there’s your two, protesting one another. Now, what’s a poor man going to do? Well, what if the Catholic church is right? Then all Lutherans are lost. Why, if the Lutherans are right, all Catholics are lost.

See, you’ve got to have somewhere that faith can take its resting place. And to me... I don’t know how you feel about it. But, to me, the Bible is the infallible Word of God. And I believe that God has watched over His Word, that there’s not one punctuation out of place.

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My daughter back there, Rebekah, was saying, “Daddy, in school we proved that the... that there are millions and millions of years this world is old. Then isn’t that contradictory to the Bible?”

“No, sir,” I said. “It isn’t.”

“Well,” said, “if the... the different study of rocks and formations, and stalactites and stalagmites and so forth, prove that, dripping, of millions of years, and God said He made the heavens and earth in one twenty-four hours, doesn’t that misprove, disprove the Bible?”

I said, “No.”

If you’ll notice, God telling Moses about the Bible, He said, “In the beginning God created the heavens and earth.” Period! How long it took, that’s none of our business. Then He goes ahead and begins to bring in His time of putting seed in the earth. But, “In the beginning,” might have been hundreds of billions of trillions of years, aeons of time, but, “God created the heavens and the earth.” Period! That settles that. That’s the first step. See? He makes no mistakes.

Paul, the great preacher, said, told Timothy to, “Study, to prove yourself, rightly dividing the Word of God.” Study It, openheartedly. And that’s what I try to do.

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Now, with my faith in the Word like that, then I cannot take some private interpretation, for the Bible states that the Bible is of no private interpretation. Now the Spirit just revealed that. I knowed the Scripture, but right now I don’t know just exactly where it’s in the Scripture. But, you who are putting it down, you’ll find it. I think it’s in Peter, that, “The Bible is of no private interpretation.” Therefore, if the inspired writer said, and if That’s wrong, then how much other parts of It is wrong? It’s either all right or all wrong. You can’t make It nothing else.

So, you, “Well, about the church,” you say, “well, then, the church!” No. If you go to the church, then which church is right? Which church is right? See?

You have to come back again to something that faith has to rest on. And, to mine, it’s on the Word of God, believing that this Bible is God’s program for the people. Always has been!

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Jesus said, “The Scriptures must be fulfilled,” that is, that, “all that’s written in the Scriptures.” Now bear this in mind, ’cause you are getting the tape now. At the end of these tapes, you’ll find I come back to that again, that all that’s in the Scriptures must be fulfilled. Now let me let that soak just a minute, class. See? All that’s in the Scriptures has got to be fulfilled. Then, if God said anything, there you are, it’s got to be fulfilled.

Or, if it isn’t, that’s not the Word of God. Then, if it is, that isn’t the Word of God, then where are we at? Let’s get something that looks like God, or anything we want to do; as the Bible said, “Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die.” See?

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Now, if that is not the Word of God, then we’re all lost.

And if it is the Word of God, God is absolutely honor bound. The God, of Who is the fountain of all honor, Who is the beginning of all honor, Who is the source of all honor, Who is the source of all Truth, has got to stand by what He said.

And if This isn’t God’s Word, then who is God, where is God, or is there a God?

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“Oh,” you say, “Brother Branham, I feel it.” Oh, the... the heathen can tell you the same thing, on his idol. Traveling does something to you, when you see it yourself. “So I... I believe I could look and see this.” Yes. “I believe if... I... I believe because I... I was changed like this. Because...“ I do that, too. But, remember, heathens do the same thing.

Why, the morals of Africa would snow... Some of them tribes would make Americans here, call themselves Christians, feel ashamed of themselves, the morals and cleanness amongst the people who worship heathen idols. So, “Maybe that’s God”? See what I mean?

You... you see, when you look at the thing in the face, there’s a great big circle here you got to cover, so you’ve got to have somewhere to come back and place your hands.

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Now let’s take the Lutheran claims; they fail. Let’s take the Catholic claims; they fail. Let’s take the Baptist claims, Pentecostals; they fail. So you can’t put no confidence in them.

But there’s not one thing written in this Bible but what God has proved, by somebody, that it’s the Truth. See? It’s the Truth. I’ve often said, maybe my faith won’t climb where Enoch climbed, but I certainly wouldn’t stand in anybody’s way that could climb there, great faith.

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Now, getting this background, that, the reasons why I believe the Bible. And that’s where I take my text.

Now, next thing I want to say, that, I do not believe the Bible contradicts Itself. I’ve offered a challenge, world around, for any persons, who claim such, to come prove it to me. See? Come, prove it. The Bible doesn’t contradict Itself. It’s you contradicting the Bible. God cannot contradict Himself. If He does, then He isn’t God. And if this Word is God, then, and It’s contradictory, then you make God contradicting Himself. Then where is your God then? Kind of gets thick, doesn’t it, complicated?

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If God contradicts Hisself, He’s not no more than I am, or no more than you are, for He can contradict Himself. The Word is there, but It’s hid from the eyes of the wise and prudent.

That’s why someone says, that, “Matthew 28:19, where, ‘Go ye and teach all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, Son, Holy Ghost.’ Acts 2:38 said, ‘Repent and be baptized, the Name of Jesus.’ Is a contradictory.”

It isn’t a contradictory.

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Everybody that’s ever baptized, has to be baptized in the Name of the Father, Son, Holy Ghost. And if you’re not baptized, using the Name of “Jesus Christ,” you’re not baptized in the Name of the Father, Son, Holy Ghost. You’re baptized in some titles that pertains to a Name. If that is the... isn’t the right revelation, then the Bible would be wrong when It went ahead and everybody baptized in the Name of “Jesus Christ.” But if the Bible, baptized, every one of the apostles, all down through the age, baptized in the Name of “Jesus Christ,” after Jesus commissioned them to baptize them in the name of the “Father, Son, Holy Ghost,” then the Bible absolutely contradicts Itself. But if you look at It, It isn’t. They did just what He said. Not titles; but Name! So, there’s no contradiction.

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How many more could I pull out here, that I’ve even got wrote down, that where people say They contradict Itself. I’ve asked, for twenty-five years, almost thirty now, for someone to show me. It isn’t there. No, sir.

It’s there, the Truth, all the Truth, and nothing but the Truth. And our faith rests right there, right there on what God said. Don’t... don’t try to interpret It. Just say It the way It says It. Don’t put any private interpretation. And I believe that there’s not anything else.

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Now, I hope, that if this hurts, that it... it isn’t mean. I’m trying to say why I believe what I believe, and the way I’ve acted the way I’ve acted, of the things that I done. I’m trying to show myself to the world, that I have done this because this is my conviction.

I believe that any word that’s added to this Bible, and whoever is guilty of doing it, his part will be taken out of the Book of Life. Revelation 21. “Whosoever shall add to This, or take from This.” I do not believe that any creed, any dogma, anything else, but just the literal Word of God, is God’s plan. Anything else is sinful, and will be dealt with, and will be Eternally lost; any man, any creed, any denomination, or anything that will add to or take from one punctuation of this Word.

God, Who is not a god of yesterday, who wrote a book and hand it out in a bunch of man’s hands, and... and let it be confused and everything else, then going to judge the world with that book.

But the God that wrote It, lives, lives in It, and confirms His Word. Now, in studying the tapes, I want you to study that real close right there, that remark. See?

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Now, I begin at Genesis. I’m over to Revelation now, bringing this together, that this is God’s Word. Revelation says, that, “Whosoever will take from It or add to It, the same will be taken, his part, out of the Book of Life.” I get to the Scripture, quote it, after while. Revelation, the last chapter.

That’s the 1st chapter, shows now. What?

What is the Word? Now, It is Eternal. It must not be tampered with, added to, or taken away from. See? Must not be tampered with. God sees to that. It must not be added to, anything to It. Nothing can be taken from It, because It’s Eternal. See?

Now, now to base upon, to show you that what I’m trying to say is in between these, Genesis to Revelation, It will not mix with anything else.

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Now, here is where we’re going to differ, from here till five o’clock this afternoon. See? Here is where we’re going to differ. How many will agree that This is God’s Book of Judgment, that we’ll be judged according to the Word of God? [Congregation says, “Amen."] “It shall not be added to, or taken away from.” Then why has this been done? Now we’re getting to it. Why has this been done in such a rude way? Now we’re going to find it, between Genesis and Revelation, right down in our time, down at the other times.

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Now, let me make that real clear, for the tapes. Now, after I have told you why I believe the Word, and what God said about It, and how It should not be taken or added to, taken from, I want to go into the dense part of it, to the context of this long text that I have drawed out, and explain to you, and show you what happened. Then you can see the reason I believe what I believe. See?

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Now, It cannot be mixed, and It will not hybreed with nothing else. It will not hybreed.

Today is a great day of hybreeding animals, corn, wheat, making a better-looking product, but it’s no good. It’s rotten. No life in it. Dies; can’t reproduce itself. It’s dead.

Because, everything that we have on earth today, in its original form, is a spoken Word of God.

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That’s why that a mule, a bastard-born animal with a crossbreeding, cannot breed itself back again. God made a horse, and He made a mule... or made a donkey. You breed them two together, you got a mule. It’s a hybrid, therefore it can’t breed itself back.

We’re going to hit the serpent’s seed, after while, now. It can’t breed itself back.

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Now what’s my text? The Spoken Word Is The Original Seed. Now I want to prove that.

Let us turn now over to Matthew 24:35, just a moment. And... and as we search through these Scriptures, for a little while, and I’ll see how much time we have. And I want to read here a Word that Jesus said. Matthew 24, and the 35th verse. 24th chapter, 35th verse, show how Eternal this Word is, what we been talking about.

Verily...

34.

Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things will be fulfilled.

Heavens and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

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Now, could you mix anything with that then? Now, in the Book of Revelation, the 22nd chapter and the 19th verse, I’d like to read this. Revelation, the 22nd chapter and the 19th verse, and see what this says. Let’s begin with the 18th verse. “For I testify unto every man...“ Now remember, from Genesis, where He spoke the Word. See?

For I testify to every man (that’s priest, pope, bishop, state presbyter, or whatever) that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:

What about your dogmas? What about your unscriptural creeds that you’re listening to? Of all denominations, there’s not a one excused.

...if any man shall take away from the words (saying it’s not the same, you know it, see) ...way, words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things that are written in this book.

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Though he be a preacher, see, though he be a church member, all of his life, though he be a bishop, or a pope; whosoever shall take one Word of This, just one Word!

Do you realize it was one Word that Eve doubted, that caused all the trouble? One spoken Word of God, Eve doubted to be the Truth, and it caused every sickness, every disease, every suffering baby. Caused every hospital to be built, every operation was ever performed, every death that ever died, for one person to believe one... disbelieve one Word. There you are.

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What did Eve try to do? Hybreed It, mix It with something.

You’ve got to take It the way God spoke It. It won’t mix with nothing. No, sir. Jesus one time said, “If you have the faith like a mustard seed.” I’m told that mustard seed won’t hybreed. You can’t mix it with nothing. You can mix other grains, but you can’t mix mustard seed, see, ’cause it won’t hybreed. And if you’ve got that kind of faith!

That’s one, taking one Word of God, that’s where so many evangelists crack up. We’ll get to it later. How they say, “Oh, we believe this.” And they’ll take that, and they believe that one Word, and they can make that work. But what about the other one next to it?

“Blessed is he that does all His biddings, commandments.” See? “He’ll have the right to enter into the Tree of Life. For without are sorcerers, dogs, and whoremongers, and so forth.”

Now, I got a mixed class, but I got a lot of context here that’s just really flat. So I want you sisters to understand, see, be sure to understand.

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Now, that’s why we believe It. And It is the Word of God. Therefore, God’s spoken Word is original. And everything that God created, spoke into existence, is original.

And you can hybreed some of His creation, secondarily.

That’s the reason Eve could do what she did, with her own seed, because she wasn’t in the original creation. She’s a by-product of the man, not in the creation of God. God created the whole thing, and then He took a part of His creation and made a helpmate.

That’s the reason you can hybreed a donkey and a horse, but it won’t last. It’s death.

But the original has got life. It comes back again. I hope you can see it now. The original has the life.

So that’s the reason I think that cults, and denominations, and organizations, die. History proves they’re, every one, dead. They never did rise no more; they never will. They can’t breed themselves back; got nothing to breed with. They’re sterile. That’s why Eve’s children dies.

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I’m taking my time, so that, the tapes, give people time to study. I don’t want to be in any hurry. I want to just take my time. I don’t know what will happen from here on, but I... I want this to the people. That, even though some day God take me from the world, if I don’t live to see His Coming, the Message will still live on. True. Stay with the Word.

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Now, remember, every spoken Word of God is the original Seed. God planted everything in the earth, by His Word. And as long as you stay with the original seed, it will breed itself right back and... and reproduce itself again. Hybreed it, it dies.

And Eve, the woman, was the first hybrid thing that ever was. Now, I hope you don’t turn tapes off till we get down and prove that after while, see, show you just why.

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She was a hybreeder, a bride. Notice, through that brought death, through trying to take the Word of God and mix some wisdom with It. See? You’re not supposed to do that.

And whether you believe It’s... got wisdom to explain It. Just say, “God said it, and that settles it. And God said so, and that’s all there is to it.” If you can’t explain It, leave It alone. But just say, “It’s so, ’cause God said so.” See? That’s it. God said It.

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Now notice. Now, It will not mix. It must not be tampered with. God will punish the one that does it. And It will not hybreed to nothing else. It’s God’s Word, alone. God don’t need your word with His. We’re not supposed to speak our own word. We’re supposed to preach His Word, God’s Word.

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Now, therefore, true life can only come or reproduce itself by its original breeding. See, life! Now ke-... Now study that, now, when you’re studying the tapes. And study it now. Life, l-i-f-e, can only be reproduced by its original breeding, the way it started at the beginning, then it reproduces itself. See? It doesn’t, it’s a hybrid, it runs out. Some of them run out, the first generation. See? It’s gone right then. They’ll soon find itself back. It can’t bring correct life, because it’s hybrid.

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Genesis 1:11, the Bible said. Jes-... God said, “Let every seed bring forth of its kind.” Now, when God said that, that settles it. It’s always settled. “Let every seed bring forth of its kind.” To mix it, brings a super crop. It’s a super crop of what?

Listen now. Let’s coast. To mix it... I’m trying to hold. Them such text, I could preach on it. But I’m trying to keep from doing that.

To mix it, will bring forth a super crop, as it’s proven. But what kind of a crop? A crop of falsehood, death. Hybreed your corn, it brings forth a big crop, better crop, better looking, but it’s dead. Plant it back; can’t reproduce itself again. It’s done. It’s finished.

Like Eve, see, she brought forth a hybrid crop. Look at us today, and you can look around and see that’s true. Uh-huh. See? Sure did. Wasn’t God’s purpose. No, sir. Just have to hold back, for something I’m thinking right now. See?

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To mix it, brings forth a hybrid crop. And a hybrid crop is a dead crop, far as rebreeding. It won’t rebreed itself. It can’t, ’cause God said so. It has to bring forth of its kind, and you’ve mixed it. Now you can see the church right there, where we’re... we’re going to wind up. It died there, for it cannot bring forth of its kind. Why? It’s mixed. You can’t do nothing with it. It’s dead. It’s finished. All right.

That’s why each generation has its own revival, a chance at the Word, so the sovereign God at the Judgment... John Wesley’s group will raise up, and these starch-washed Methodists of today will answer for. Luther will raise up. The Catholics will raise up (from back behind Irenaeus, Martin, Polycarp, and those) and will have to stand the Judgment, for hybreeding the Word of God to dogmas. This group of Lutherans that followed Luther’s revival will answer the same thing. The booted group of Baptist that followed John Smith’s revival will do the same thing. Alexander Campbell’s will do the same thing.

And the Pentecostals will do the same thing. That original revival, when the Holy Ghost fell, called out a people, and God trying to get His Word to it. And they organized it, set over here, and denominated, and died right there.

You say, “But look what they’re doing.” We’ll get to that, little later on, today. See? We’re coming right down to all the... I’m just putting the Seed in now. Then we’re going to show you, after while, what happened. Uh-huh.

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Now, that’s why each revival has its own revive... Each generation has its revival. God raises Him up a man, sets him with His Word, and starts him out for the message for that age. And as soon as that man is taken off the scene, somebody else catches it and hybreeds it. It all falls back to a perfect, everything, may...

I could stop here for a minute. We ain’t in no hurry. See?

Go back. That’s exactly what it started, way in the beginning, in Genesis. God set forth His crop of human race, and Eve hybreeded it. See what happened? So there’s a judgment for Eve.

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Luther set forth. All the rest! Christ set forth. The apostles set forth. The prophets set forth. Didn’t Jesus say, “Which one of you, has not your fathers persecuted the prophets that God sent?” Didn’t He teach that a king one time sent his servant, and then sent another servant, and sent another servant, and so forth, then finally sent his son? See?

Each generation receiving, ’cause it’s repeating right back to E-... E-... Adam and Eve, again, the first crop, garden of Eden. Half of them lost; wise virgin, sleeping virgin. Half of them, one kept the Word, other one hybreed it; right back and forth, just as hard as it can go, right like that. It’s been right down through the age. We’ll prove it by God’s Word and by the history here. That’s right. Hybreeding!

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Hybreeding first started in Eden, started in Genesis. It’s the beginning, that’s where. And ends up over here in Revelation, at the second Coming of Christ.

Now remember, correctly. That’s why each generation has its own revival, it gets a chance at the Word. Then they hybreed it. Instead of taking on, they go somewhere else.

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My mission, that I believe that God has called me for... I... I have to say some personal things today, because that’s what I told you I’d do, see, and tell the world. My mission, I believe, to the earth, is (what?) is to forerun the coming Word, see, the coming Word which is Christ. And Christ, in Him, has the Millennium, and has everything right there, because He is the Word. See? All right.

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Jesus said, in John 3:5. Now, if you want to mark that down, John 3:5. We all know it, or either I’ll turn. Maybe somebody on the tapes would might not be able to turn just at that time. And I’ll read here in Saint John, the 3rd chapter and the 5th verse. And we’ll see what Jesus said. We might start off just a little before that, 3rd:

Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Nicodemus said unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?

Jesus answered, Verily... I say unto you... unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of... Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

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Is that a Seed? Every spoken Word of God is a Seed. That’s right. I’m going to prove that just in a minute, where Jesus said so. Every spoken Word of God is a Seed.

Then, “Except a man be born again.” Why must he be born again? He’s dead, with the flesh he’s in. He’s a hybrid. He’s got to be born again. Why? He was born in sin, from Eve’s sin, shaped in iniquity; come to the world, speaking lies. He’s a liar, to begin with. No matter how smart, educated, what-more he is, he’s a liar. The Bible says he is. How holy his parents was, or anything about it; he’s a liar, to begin with. And the only way he can tell Truth, is say what Truth is, through his own lips. That’s the only way Truth can come. Anything contrary to that Word, he’s a liar, yet. That’s pretty flat, but that’s what God said. Uh-huh. “Let every man’s word be a lie, and Mine be true.” See? Anything that comes from his lips, contrary, to deny this Word, or put It in some other race or some other generation, or whatever it is, he’s a liar. That’s exactly. He’s got to be born again, then he sees every Word. The only way he can be born again, is that Life of God in him, to produce that Life.

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A seed must have water, to grow. Now, you put a seed in the ground. If there’s no moisture in the ground, it’s dust, and it won’t grow in the dust. Can’t. It’s got to have a certain percent of moisture, or it won’t grow. That right? “The letter killeth. The Spirit giveth It Life.” See? Now, it must have moisture, to grow.

His Word is a Seed. Now to prove that, let’s turn to Luke the 8th chapter, the 11th verse, and see if this is true or not, if... if the Bible says His Word is a Seed. Luke, the 11th chapter or... The 8th chapter, rather, and the 11th verse, and we’ll see what God said about it; 8th chapter, 11th verse. Now He goes ahead and begins to tell. There’s much things to say about it. Let’s start at the 4th, just read:

And when much people were gathered together, and there come unto him out of every city, he spake by... parables:

A sower went out to sow his seed... to sow his... sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it.

And some fell upon... rock; and... soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture.

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“Moisture.” Baptist, Presbyterians, Lutherans, without the Water. And when he’s first converted, he looks right straight to Christ; he believes. And the first thing you know, that denomination binds him up into a place, and the moisture of the Spirit is gone from him. He becomes denominational, and he’s dead. Not only Baptist, but Pentecost. Don’t believe that, I know many of you don’t. But you just wait a little bit, we’ll see where the Bible states it now, or not.

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All right. “Of lack of moisture,” last word in the 6th verse of the 8th chapter. “The lack of moisture.”

And some fell among thorns; and... sprang up with it, and choked it.

See? What was that? He goes ahead and tells that some, as soon as they get to be... I’m not going to pull one punch today, on nothing. See? Just what I think the Christian Business Men, and the rest of them, of these Pentecostal organizations, and these people that’s building all these big millions of dollars of things, the riches of the world has choked out the glory and Spirit of God. Dying, because it’s choked. The world, care of the world has choked them out.

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The women wants to be active, and bob off their hair and have waterhead haircuts, wear shorts, and look like the rest the world. The preacher stand in the pulpit, with... practice their “amens,” and afraid of the Word of God, because of a meal ticket. If they can’t ride a Cadillac, and they’re not even considered spiritual anymore. That’s right. If they can’t dress in the best of clothes, and do everything else, they’re... they’re considered, “They’re backslid. They’re not so-and-so.”

An old man back there, old Brother Kidd, told me this morning, they don’t want him no more, because he’s old and he stays right with the Word. What’s the matter? They lack moisture. All right.

And fell on... And others fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit...

...when he had said these things, he cried, He that has an ear to hear, let him hear.

Oh, what a parable! How I could like to preach a text on that now, a sermon. “When He had said these things,” the 8th chapter, or 8th verse and 8th chapter:

...others fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit a hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried...

Screamed out, something maybe like this, when He said, “Will bring forth a hundredfold”:

...He that has an ear... let him hear.

Uh-huh. Other words, “If your ear is in tune with God, let him hear.” See?

...his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be?

And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom...

“The mysteries.” See what He’s talking about here? Now watch. What is the mysteries of the Kingdom? Watch just a minute.

...mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might see... might not see, and hearing they might not understand.

See? But God’s Word comes right on down to the Judgment, to judge them, ’cause they did see It. It was there.

Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

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