Die unsichtbare Vereinigung der Braut Jesu Christi

THE INVISIBLE UNION OF THE BRIDE OF CHRIST

Do 25.11.1965, abends, Life Tabernacle
Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
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I canceled a hunting trip so I could give service to the Lord. So it's a... We're glad to be here. I believe the last time here I told you, each time we come there's someone missing. And if we shall come back next year, and the Lord tarries, there'll be somebody missing.

There's one was very, very close to me in heart and spirit; that was Brother Lyle. I've always had a welcoming, coming in, standing back there and listening in Brother Jack's study, of the old quartet singing. They are singing in glory tonight. Well, there's one of those voices already over there waiting for the other three. I guess I'll never hear it here on earth no more. But I certainly am looking forward to hearing it again, Brother and Sister Moore and you in that land where they'll--it'll never be dim.

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Brother Palmer was a great servant of Christ. I can remember Brother Jack telling me about his--his dedicated life to God. They were carpenters together, and said he would be eating his lunch, have his sandwich in his hand, eating a sandwich and reading his Bible. See, he done a--some mighty great things, Brother Palmer did. He's a good carpenter, a good father to his children; a lovely family. He raised them all to serve the Lord. Far as I know they're all saved and filled with the Holy Ghost. And that's a great contribution to any man in these days--boys and girls. But seeing all they ever done won't amount to too much until serving God--unless he served God; and tonight what he has done here on earth, his good deeds, he's gone to his reward to be with them. God rest the soul of our brother. I know as long as this is a tabernacle here, and I--I know you will--his voice will still be here. You can hear it.

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Sister Annajeanne and her sister playing the organ and piano, how they never had to wait. Brother Palmer just stand here and he'd just pick the song up--go on; they'd catch it. And I never... I looked forward to hearing him leading the songs. To his children, to his wife, and to Brother Jack, his bosom friend, that'd been friends for all these years, and Brother Brown, Sister Brown, and all you Tabernacle; God bless you. I miss him too. God rest his gallant soul until we meet him in peace. Let us bow our heads.

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Gracious heavenly Father, just speaking of this great servant, I missed him tonight, him shaking my hands and that cunning little smile he always had when he said, "God bless you, Brother Branham," when we'd walk in the door. I know he has come up to Your house tonight. So I pray, dear God, that You'll let the fruits, his works that follow him be great, continuing on with his children and his wife. We pray that You'll bless her, Lord. You said You would be a husband to the widows that were widows indeed. I pray for our--our Sister Palmer and for all the children now. I know how to sympathize with both, losing a companion and also losing my dad.

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So, Father, while we're here tonight, we pray that You'll prepare our hearts also for that hour. We don't know. It might come as sudden as his did. We don't know when it will come, but we know it's got to come. So we pray, God, that You'll search every heart that's in here tonight. God, don't leave mine out. Search mine too, and try me. Lord, if there be any evil in us, take it out. We want to serve You. That's our full objective, is to serve You. Pour out Your Spirit upon us tonight and the rest of this week.

Bless this Tabernacle by the name of the Life Tabernacle. May it receive full blessings of that name and be full of the Life of God this week to save every lost soul, to fill every believer with the Holy Ghost, and renew the hopes that's in us, Lord, again.

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We pray that You'll also heal all the sick and the afflicted that comes among us. May Your great Holy Spirit be here, Lord, and just heal and anoint each one to believe. Grant these things, Father.

God, help me now, if it falls--has falled my turn to bring the message. I pray, God, that You'll just let the man part stand to one side; may the Holy Spirit come in and move upon us, Lord; may the Holy Ghost take the meeting, Lord. We know that we're so insufficient. We could not do it, none of us. We don't claim to be able to do it. But, Lord, we know that Thou art the One. So we're looking to Thee, Lord. Move, Spirit of God, and fall fresh on us. We ask in Jesus' Name. Amen.

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Now, I want to pass greetings on down the line to the churches now that's hooked up across the states. We're on the telephone hookup, which is a fine little system that we have been able to get through our Brother Pearry Green from Beaumont, Texas. And the churches completely is following the message all the way across the United States, is hooked up tonight.

We send greetings up and down the west coast, all the way from Vancouver down to Tijuana, Mexico; through San Jose, Los Angeles, all the groups over in there, we greet you from Shreveport; also all the way to Prescott, Arizona, to the group up there that's waiting on the Lord, we send greetings to you; and to Tucson, also, Sierra Vista all the way to New York, up and down across the nation. The Lord bless you, each one. Wish you were here tonight. This beautiful old state of Louisiana, where it seems like a second home to me...

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I... You know, you people up in New York, you know, I kind of laugh at you a little bit the way you talk. I'm right at home tonight. Everybody down here you know, say, "Hello dere, Brother Branham. You bring Sister Branham and all the young'uns and come over to see us." Oh, my, that makes me feel good. That's real English to me. Not disregarding you people in the east and the north and different places, but you know, I guess I was just born an old "Reb" and have to stay that way. I--I kinda like it myself. It's real English.

I was at a Business Men's Breakfast here, not long ago, and they said, "We will now stand and sing the national anthem." And I stood up and said, "For my old Kentucky home far away..." Well, to me that was the national anthem. That's all I knowed about it. So we send you greetings.

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And now to the... I believe they're going to try to broadcast the breakfast also, the Business Men's breakfast Saturday morning. Brother Green will tell you. As he's at the microphones out there now. So he will tell you what time the breakfast starts and what time each night to tune in. We thank you very kindly and pray for us.

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Now, to the local assembly here and Brother Jack's Tabernacle, I just going to ask you a favor tonight. Being that I was going to give my Thanksgiving message across the--the nation tonight to our local churches that's following the Message, in this I--I'll may be a little lengthy and then again, I may preach some doctrine. So if so... And if you don't agree with it, just like I always said about eating cherry pie: When I run into a seed, I don't throw the pie out; I throw the seed out, just keep on eating pie. So if I happen to mention something tonight... I--Well, I'll... That's one reason I took this invitation tonight, to be here to bring my Thanksgiving message to the groups across the country, was because Brother Jack always so freely opened his door and said, "Preach what is on your heart." So I feel real at home. So it may be that in here, in the local assembly here with Brother Jack, there might be ministers and some people that would disagree with doctrine. Usually I have the courtesy not to mention doctrine in a man's pulpit that has invited me to come speak for him. So after tonight, I suppose I'll just be praying for the sick and doing the regular service; but I thought I would let you know beforehand that if something that I say that might be disagreeable, well, just allow it to my ignorance, I guess--and know no better, and pray for me.

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So now, let us turn in the Word to a chapter here, that I wish to refer to many places tonight, because I've got several Scriptures and little notes wrote out here in a tablet.

I remember the first time I climbed on the platform at Life Tabernacle twenty years ago; I--I didn't have to write down my Scriptures and reference. I was twenty years younger then. But now, I've done passed twenty-five--so I--the second time--so, I've can't remember it like I used to. I have to write my Scriptures down and sometimes brief down something or other I want to refer to. And now, the Lord bless as we read out of God's Word and the Book of Romans the 7th chapter.

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Now, I want to kind of teach this like a Sunday school lesson. I know there's people standing, and at the Tabernacle usually, at Jeffersonville, we want to greet you all tonight too; know that you're hooked up there at the Tabernacle. And it looks like being at the Tabernacle tonight, if you were down here, the people around the walls and overflowed. Now, I suppose you're that way too to all the people that's up in that part of the country that's come in for the message.

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Now, we are going to use this like a Sunday school lesson. And it's not directed to anything, any certain persons, or anything: just to the church, the Body of Christ, that we're trying to lead to deeper thoughts and higher objectives, believing that the coming of the Lord Jesus is at hand. We believe that much more. It's twenty years closer than it was the first time I come to Shreveport. Oh, so much has happened since that time. Now, we're looking forward for the coming of the Lord in our generation. I'm not looking for revival in our generation; I'm looking for the coming of the Lord in our generation.

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Now, in Romans 7, trusting that you have your Bibles open everywhere now across the country, we want to read closely. Now, this is--this message out of here, it seems like, it's on marriage and divorce; but it really isn't. To me it's a prophecy for the church in the last days. Let us read.

Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law has dominion over a man as long as he liveth?

For the woman which has a husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband.

So then if, while her husband liveth, she is married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.

Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that you should be joined--or should be married to another, even to him who is risen from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.

For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.

But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.

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And now, let us pray: Dear God, we have just read what we believe to be the sacred Word of God. And that's what we are believing: that not one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from This until all is fulfilled. And we believe that our Lord told us in Revelations the 22nd chapter, that whosoever shall take one word from It or add one word to It, the same, his part will be taken from the Book of Life.

And we see that by misrepresentation of this Word, as Satan misrepresented it to Eve, caused her to doubt one word, threw the whole human race into a fallen chaos: just one word. Then we see in the middle of the Book came our Lord and Saviour, and He gave us this quotation concerning it: "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." Then the solemn warning in the last book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ: "Whosoever shall add a word or take a word away, his part will be taken from the Book of Life."

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Oh, God knowing and seeing how fragile we are, knowing that we're walking on the brittle threads of life of this mortal life, not knowing what time that we're going to be summoned to answer on high, let us, O Lord, lay aside everything in our hearts, everything in our mind, and look straight to Your Word tonight, and for You to come and interpret It with living Oracles. Grant it.

May Your Spirit fall upon us and anoint the Words to our hearts, that we might go from here this evening better people than we are now; that we might have a closer insight on Jesus Christ. Grant it, Lord, that we might understand the day that we're living in, and the preparation of God for His people in this hour, this great crucial dark time that we're now living in.

God, anoint us, not only speaker, but hearer, and together make our hearts to tremble at Your Word. For the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. Grant these things, Father, for we ask it in Jesus' Name. Amen.

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I'd like to title these few remarks that I was going to make here and some Scriptures that I would like to follow up closely behind, if the Lord willing, to the Thanksgiving message to, The Invisible--of "The Invisible Union of the Bride of Christ, The Invisible Union of the Bride of Christ."

It doesn't sound like a Thanksgiving message. Though any Scripture... We're thankful for all of It. I am thankful to God to be living in this time of the closing scenes of this world's history. I don't know, if I would've had a say so before the foundation of the world, and the--God would have laid out the whole program to me and said to me, "I--I want you to preach. And now, what age do you desire to go to the earth to preach?" I would've chose this age, for I think this is the golden age.

I certainly would have loved to have been here during the time of His visit to the earth, but still I think this right now, is a greater time, because it's a time that He's coming to take the people that He's redeemed, nearing the resurrection when all the redeemed will come forth. What a glorious opportunity we have to speak to a dying people: great time.

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But we are enthused about it. And we know that history is closing out. The world's history will soon be over. Then we're going to step into a new day, to the great Millennium. That as one believer, I believe in the--in a Millennium, a Millennium reign with Christ, a thousand years upon the earth; the physical return of the Lord Jesus to take a physical people, glorified by His cleansing Blood.

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Paul, here, is giving an illustration in our Scriptures about the law and grace and illustrating it like marriage and divorce. This passage is very seldom preached on, because it more or less pertains to, like marriage and divorce; but it also pertains to a greater portion of marriage and divorce, of how that he's trying to set in order here, that we as a--as a church, can no more be married to the world and to Christ at the same time and--and be legal and lawful about it, than it can be for a woman to be living with a husband while she's got a living husband.

I have my own thoughts of that, and I believe that what the Bible says is the Truth. Now... But I believe also... Is to my belief that it unfolds one of the great mysteries of prophecy. And I hope that the Lord will help us tonight, as we deliver this to our waiting people across the country.

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It was said one time... I was reading it when I was writing a note for this. I--I could not exactly remember the book that it's in, but I'm sure this is right: that one of the books I read on Mr. Moody, Dwight Moody, in Chicago. (We have a great listening church in Chicago also tonight.) That Mr. Moody after reading Romans 7, ran into the street, and the first man he met, he said to him, "Do you know grace?"

And the man replied, "Grace who?"

Mr. Moody said, "The grace of God."

So it so thrilled him when he seen that what--how grace had separated us from the law, and how that--what part grace played. When I... Anything that I want to do is when I... Always told the people when I crossed the line on the other side, I'd like to stand up and sing: "Amazing grace! how sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me!" Grace, precious grace, more of grace to know. For it is by grace we are saved; not by what we can do, what we can... Whatever we do is not counted to us; grace is what saves us. "By grace are ye saved through faith;"

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May I add to this woman, Grace. May I place her in the Bible also, as called the elect lady, this Miss Grace I'm going to talk about. You know, the Bible declares, said, "To the elect lady..." If you notice "elect" comes from the word "elected lady." One lady amongst all the other ladies was elected, like the virgin was to bring forth the body of God on the earth. She was an elected woman. God chose Mary. And also God has chose an elected Lady which is His Bride. She's elected. I hope we're members of that tonight across the world--across the nation, rather.

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The illustration here, showing the relationship of Bride to Christ, the elect Lady, and how She was to be brought to Him, where She would come from, and how that She would be brought to Him. The church here in illustration that we got in view, is illustrated by a woman; which a woman is always a type of the church; because the church is considered a Bride, a Bride. She is the Bride of the Lord Jesus, the Son of God.

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Always, if you'll watch; watch the conditions and the conduct of women, and you'll see where the church is. Now, this... Some of these remarks may seem strange to some of you, but it's complementary to the message that I have from the Lord that I'm trying to get to the people. See, you watch everything in the natural, how it's happening, nature, and watch it. It runs true with the spiritual also.

Now, if you'll see the conduct of women in the world today, watch the conduct of the worldly church today. Just watch. Of course now there's also the conduct of the spiritual Bride, the church. See? Watch that also, because the natural so-called, claim to be Bride.

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Now, please let me say again to the local assembly: Don't feel bad now. I'm--I'm speaking to all out across the country to the, what I think the elect Lady. So if there happened to be ministers in here that doesn't agree, well, just hold your peace for a little while. See? Notice, just listen...

Notice this character. When you see women just go on the rampage, just doing anything they want to do, watch, the church is doing the same thing. See? Notice. But watch when the spiritual Bride when She begins to have a revival, when She begins to come back and line Herself up with the Word of God, watch then again (You see?), how that the Scriptures, at that time there'll be a message sweep out to catch that Bride, catch that woman, elect. For as the world... Satan the deceiver, who deceived the first bride to sinning against the--God by misbelieving His Word...

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And now, today as we see the church natural in your intellectual Gospel, going further and further away from the Word in "social gospel," we find that the women of the world on the streets, members of such is carrying themselves in the same atmosphere. You can't tell them. They've lost all sense of common decency; the people have. See? And that's the way the church has. And you can see it going straight to the ecumenical council just as certain as anything in the world, and right into Rome as hard as it can go. See? 'Cause it's prophesied, and there she is. That's her behavior.

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But then, watch again to the spiritual church, how that group of people "called out," the Elected through every revival. In Martin Luther; it happened the same way in the Reformation. It happened the same thing in the time of John Wesley. It happened the same thing when Pentecostal first started. They dropped them women right back in line with the Word, and then they drift away. There she goes right back over into chaos; but then the time that the people are ready to line up, there is a message comes forth, and they line with it.

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Luther was the messenger of one day of justification; and the church lined right with it: some of them; the rest of them continued on. Wesley come with sanctification; the church lined right with it. Pentecost come with the restoration of the gifts; the church lined right with it, the elect of that day, and then, faded away, went right back off in denominationalism and went right out with the rest of them, all of them right down along the line.

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Now, but you notice when the people begin to try to line with the Word, there comes a fresh message from the Word of God right straight to the people, and it kept that message in line up, every time. It's just in God. We have that.

We have families. Every family in here is accustomed to that. Sometimes everything will run fine for you for years. Then all at once, you'll hit a spell where we say it many times in the south here, "When it rains, it pours," and everything goes wrong. You're going through a nighttime. Then there's a daybreak; then a nighttime. Everything runs in continuity.

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The prophet Paul here is saying that a woman cannot remarry until her first husband is dead. She cannot remarry as long as her first husband is a-living. She, by no circumstances at all... She must remain single as long as her first husband's a-living. And if she should do such a sin, she shall be called an adulternous... (I'm speaking of the natural now, to type it with the spiritual.) If this woman would commit such a sin, then she is marked an adulternous, if she has two living husbands at the same time. Therefore, she has forfeited by doing this her rights to God and heaven by doing so; she sure has. She is an outcast from the economy of God according to the Scriptures that I've just read.

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So is the church, when she tries to mix creed and denomination with the Word of God. She can't be married to a denomination and be the Bride of Christ at the same time. She's got to be dead to one or the other. The law says so here. Plenty of laws in God's Word, and that's His law: Paul speaking the same thing here. She cannot be married to a church of worldly creed and be the Bride of Christ, because she's... One is contrary to the other.

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Now, remember, you say, "Well, we believe this, but we don't believe that." If you're married to Christ, Christ is the Word of God. In St. John the 1st chapter said, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." And the same was made flesh and dwelled among us. Christ was the living Word. He always was the Word; He's still the Word; He always will be the Word.

He was only the manifestation of the attributes of God, for He was the Son of God, and any son is the attributes of his father. And just as you were in the genes of your father, in the body of your father when he was a young boy... You were in him, yet he could not have fellowship with you, because he didn't know you. But then through the bedding grounds of a mother, you were brought forth into the earth and become in the image of your father; then he could fellowship with you. And so were you sons of God and daughters of God before there even was a moon, stars, or a molecule; you were sons and daughters of God. For you are only the physical manifestation of the attributes that was in God at the beginning. For there's only one form of Eternal Life, and that was you before... You don't know nothing about it; neither did you know when you were in your earthly father. But you're manifested in His image; in the image of God you are made, and you were manifested for the glory and the fellowship of God.

And therefore, as sure as your genes had to be in your father before your natural birth, your spiritual genes had to be in God, because you're an expression of the attributes of His thoughts before the foundation of the world. That's right. No way around it. That's right.

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Now, now, we notice: then that Life being in you, God's Life being in you from the foundation of the world... Now, now, you cannot mix denomination creed with the Word, because they're too contrary, one to the other. That's exactly what Satan tried to do with his intellectual conceptions to Eve. He said... He admitted that God said it, but he said, "Surely you'll not die." See, and they believed that, and that's what creed has done tonight. Denomination has separated the people from the Word of God. Didn't Jesus say when He come, "You, through your traditions have made the commandments of God of no effect to the people"? And through our creeds, we have disassociated the fellowship of the Holy Spirit to anoint the Word of God that's laced out for this generation. We have separated the people so by denomination that they cannot have a chance to see it. Now, God, He... Every generation He has a new part of His Book. It all goes together like my body was built. I'm told it started in the spine, but it wasn't all spine. It went from that to ribs, and from lungs, and to hands, and arms, and feet, and so forth, and it come on out to be the person that I am.

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And so was God manifested in the beginning. And finally He was appeared as Jehovah, God the Father. Then He appeared as God the Son in Jesus Christ. Now, He's appeared as God the Holy Ghost, the same God all the time, three manifestations of the same--same God.

Now, we find in this that each generation, God has allotted His Word from the beginning, just like evolution came, just like... First thing God created probably was... Let's say He created botany life first; then He created animal life next; then He created human life next: kind of an evolution, rising higher.

So has it been in God in His church: justification under Luther, sanct... (That's pulling His Bride out now; He's creating His Bride.): justification under Luther, sanctification under Wesley, and so forth. See? He's... The evolution of the Spirit being given more and more, 'cause the Body is building, coming to the Head, which is Christ: the Body of Christ.

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Now, she, as a woman, if she is married to Christ the Word, she cannot be married to a church denomination at the same time, for she's bound by it. She shall--cannot live with both husbands at the same time. They're contrary one to the other. One is God sent; the other one is manmade. So they're contrary. He said, "Let every man's word be a lie, Mine be the Truth." God said that.

Just as much contrary to one another as law was to grace, as Paul speaking of here. One must be dead to have the other. And if she tries to mix them, she shall be called an adulternous. Oh, think of it, New York, Arizona, across the nation; think of it. God said if she's tried to be married to two at the same time, she shall be called an adulternous. What adulternous can enter heaven? Would God marry an adulternous? Certainly not. He asked us not to do it. She shall be called an adulternous.

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Then her children, if she is an adulteress, her children is illegitimate. Illegitimate, illegitimate to what? Not to the church, but to the Word. She's illegitimate.

What a picture of this Revelations 3 here, of the last day Laodicea Church Age. What a illegitimate group. What a denominational mix up: lukewarm, carry on and call themselves Christians and deny the Word of God; having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof, as the prophet said they would be.

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Marriage is the oldest institution in the world. Marriage was performed first, and instituted in the garden of Eden.

A woman is entrusted with certain characters that she must not defile. A woman is trusted to that. There's not a creature on the earth like a woman. There's no female dog; there's no female of any kind entrusted with a character that a woman is. A woman was not even in the--the beginning of the creation, because God knowed that she would fall. All other females could not commit adultery. She's the only one that can commit adultery. If she'd been made like the original, that would've been discomplementary to God's great wisdom. See, she was made a byproduct of a man; but because she was cast over in that side, she has also been given a sacred charge from God for redemption.

She's got characters that she must not defile. If she would mar them, she's defiled for lifetime. No matter how much she's forgiven, she can't be justified. I'll strike that in a little bit. Got a Scripture on that in a few minutes. She can be forgiven for her defilement, but she cannot be justified in this life. It's always with her. Notice, now, she's been given this. She may be forgiven but not justified.

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Her body is given to her a sacred trust from God. No female dog, no bird, no other animal, no other creature like that; no. She's the only one. By it she is--the reason it's so sacred, she is to bring forth life into the earth. Her body is a bedding grounds of life. Therefore, that's the reason she's give this sacred trust.

Now, here's where you may disagree, many of you theologians. That's what defiled the whole human race, is that adultery at the beginning. Her bedding ground was marred. She brought forth those twins, Cain and Abel. One act, two children. Search the Scriptures.

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Notice, now, we find that her body is a bedding ground; and therefore, it's a sacred trust not to defile that.

Now, I'm speaking now, bringing this to an illustration to show you where the church stands. I'm not speaking of you women; whatever you are that's between you and God, or you men; but I'm speaking of the church and Christ.

Now, this she is given to bring forth life that only God, Himself can give. Her husband might be the germ bearer, but God has to produce the life. That's right, it has to come--all life has to come from God. Any life has to come from God. It's perverted, and that's what makes it sinful; but life has to come from God. He's the Author of life.

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Now, she has a sacred... One, I want to name three things here that she must not get away from. Now, I'm speaking, keep the church in mind while I'm speaking this to the natural woman, as Paul is here, in the 7th chapter of Romans. She has a sacred trust of virtue committed to her by her Lord: a certain virtue. Nothing else holds it but a woman. That's right. That's committed to her by God. She must not defile that virtue. If she even does something wrong, she must confess that to her husband before he takes her; and make it right. Just the same as the church that was married to the law has to come also before Christ, before the second marriage; she has to confess that. If she doesn't and she lives with her husband for ten years and then confesses it, he has a right to put her away and marry another woman. That's the Scripture. Fornication is unclean living.

"Joseph, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife, for that which is conceived in her if of the Holy Ghost." He was minded to put her away privately (See?), after he'd already engaged to her. When you are engaged to her, as far as God's concerned, you're married to her.

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Notice. Now, she has a sacred trust of virtue that's been given to her, trusted to her by the Lord. God gave her that virtue. Just as it was in the garden of Eden, she can say, "yes" or "no." She has a sacred trust of womanhood committed to her that she must not break. The womanhood, I'm speaking of here, is her conduct, her character around men, not letting every man... Looks on these screens and see these movie stars kissing and hugging and slopping around over these women. A woman does that is of a bad character. She might be virtuous otherwise, but, see, in her heart--when those glands... Sex glands are in the lips. A man kisses a woman, he's actually, potentially, committed adultery.

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Sex glands are in the woman's lips and in the man's lips. He could kiss her on the hand, it wouldn't mix the--the sex glands, but the sex glands is in the lips. And see all this nonsense and the--the Hollywood today of all this slopping, and loving around with women, and so forth; and little girls looking at all that. No wonder our morals are rotten, and decayed, and filthy. See? Because it's put before the children. That's right. It has to be that way for the last days.

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Now, keep the church in mind. She's kissing, and slopping, and mixing around in everything else but the Word. Let the devil, and education, and scientific searches, and so forth... When scientific education and everything is absolutely contrary to God.

The whole system of civilization that we have now, is absolutely antichrist; educational system is antichrist; civilization is antichrist. It's against God. You say against civilization? God will have a civilization one of these days that won't have any death associated into it.

This modern civilization come by Satan. I'll prove that to you, if the Lord willing tonight, out of the Bible. All these things are of Satan. Our new civilization will have none of this in it.

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She has this sacred womanhood. No wonder that men act around women the way they do. Is because women act around men the way they do. She characters herself out here with a pair of shorts on, and skin tight, and men's clothing and things out on the street, twisting around. No matter what she says... She might be as virtuous to her husband as she can be, but in the sight of God she is an adulternous. "Whosoever looketh upon a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart." And she presented herself to be that. And that's exactly what the church has done with the world.

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Notice. That's committed to her sacred virtue, sacred womanhood, and then sacred motherhood: honor her husband.

Just look today. In certain cities, many cities, they even have big parties in what's called society (church members too), set their hats in the floor, and they all get drunk and pitch their keys into it; each woman goes and picks a key out of the hat for the man she'll live with over the weekend. All kinds of such parties which... I've got so much to say here, if the Lord willing, I haven't got time to go into it. Such a filth...

And the church is just as bad. That's right. Committing adultery with everything she has no business to be going into; she should stay with the Word.

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Buildings are all right; hospitals are all right. All these other things are all right. Educational programs, that's all right. We have to live here; we have to read, write; that's one of the economies.

Like, we wasn't supposed to put on any clothes at the beginning. (I'll preach on that later this week, the Lord willing.) But we have to wear clothes, because God gave us clothes; but in the beginning we didn't need them; we were veiled. Now, she's veiled to her sins. She don't even know she's sinning. See? She was then by the... Now, she's veiled by the devil; then she was veiled by God: the difference of it.

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Now, we find out that she has been given this sacred trust that she must not break of womanhood. Act--have her character, raise her children, be honorable to her husband. Now-a-days, they pay a bit more attention to it than nothing in the world.

You ought to set in my office sometime and see men bring in their wives, where they try to get right with God and confess of all the men they'd lived with and everything else since they been married. Oh, you say, "That's..." No, that's Pentecostals. The others won't come. So it's... I'm speaking of... How it can get away when you get to mixing up with the world and the church, and all the fashions and things that we have. We're no more like the original Pentecost was than day is from night. We've drifted off somewhere into some dark chaos somewhere and lost.

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What a sacred trust, what a responsibility to a woman. Now, see why she is a type of the church, which has the same responsibility as a woman has a sacred responsibility to her motherhood, to her virtues, to her husband; the church has a sacred responsibility to prayer, and to the Word, and to Christ, just the same as the woman has. And as a woman drifts off with another man; when the church goes off on these institutional programs, and building programs, and schools, and so forth... I have nothing against them. They're all right. They serve their purpose. But they're not... Jesus never said, "Go, make schools." He said, "Preach the Word." That's where they neglect it.

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Not make institutions, hospitals, and so forth, them's all right. But that's not the church's duty. Their duty is to preach the Gospel. But we've done everything else but that, and we've drifted in just like Satan did, and mixing it up with some Gospel, something else, and something else, till it has got a conglomeration of nothing: corruption. Even our whole--the whole world... Watch the trend of the world.

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Reading in Reader's Digest here not long ago, where young girls are going through the menopause and men, the change of life; between twenty and twenty-five years old they're going through the middle-age: corruption. Why? Because of scientific research of food and stuff that's broke down from the natural things we should put in our bodies. We're nothing but a bunch of dying corruption.

Now, that's what the church is also. It's in the same condition. She's a type. She has the same precious virtues by Spirit given to her to preserve the Spirit and the Word and never commit adultery with anything of the world or anything, stay virgin to the Word as a woman is to stay virtuous to her husband. It's a sacred trust. To honor her Lord's Word above every manmade creed, wisdom, denomination there is, the church is given that trust. They say well, "My church..." I don't care what your church believes in. If it's contrary to the Word of God, stay away from it. The Bible said, "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever." Mark 16 said, "These signs would follow them that believe." If a church preaches different from that don't... You--you die to that thing; be born again into the Word of God. "Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature." That's how far it was to go. "These signs shall follow them that believe in all the world and to every creature that will believe." See how we got away from it? Sure, but she's responsible for it.

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But now, look what Hollywood has took the virtuous things from our women. I'm setting here looking at a dear old woman, Sister Schrader. Many of the women here, that and Sister Moore over here, the older women that remembers a few years ago, if their mother or even them, would have walked out on the street the way some of these women walk today (church members), they'd have locked the woman up for being insane. She forgot to put on her skirt.

Well, if it was insane then, it's insane now. Well, look, the whole world proves it's insane. Look at the murders and things that's going on now in the world (See?): insanity. The whole thing is coming to fulfill Revelations; we may get to it this week, where those hideous things... Them's not natural; that's spiritual things that makes people scream to the rocks and the mountains and everything else to fall on them.

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The complete total insanity this world will go into right away. It's almost there now. Why, you can see the footsteps of it. There it is. It's--it's marching right out on the street, right down the church pew: total insanity, do things that a human being wouldn't think of doing and being civilized.

Look what Hollywood's done to the woman. Look how it has--it's robbed the sacred virtues of the woman. On and on we could go. See, all this she lost. How did she do it? Because there was a subtle instrument called the church, like there was in the garden of Eden. A subtle person, the devil, walked into the church just like he did in the garden of Eden and deceived her into it. She's deceived. The woman thinks... She don't mean to be wrong. Eve didn't mean to do wrong. It wasn't willfully. but she... The Bible said in II Timothy, I Timothy 3, she was deceived. And deceived is not when you willfully do it, it's when you are deceived into doing it.

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And that is just exactly what's happened today. She's been deceived by television, by magazines, by these people, these--all these fine things that they're going out on the streets. Modern girls, they look at magazines, and they look at pictures; they look on the streets; they see the clothing in the shops. How Satan, that great instrument of--of hell has come down amongst the people and deceived them into these things. And the woman thinks she's all right. And she's dead and don't know it. She's far from God. See how she lost all this and how subtle it was?

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Today, I want you to notice. Jesus spoke of it. Also if you'd like to read it. Jesus made mention that this thing would come to pass (Did you know that?) in His last hours just before His crucifixion. Let's just read it. St. Luke the--the 23rd chapter, and just for a moment like a Sunday school lesson, begin with the 27th verse, I believe I got marked out here: Jesus going to Calvary. Listen as I read it. All right, St. Luke 23:27, I believe is where we have it. My note has got it that way. Yes, here it is.

And there followed him a great company of people, and women, which also bewailed and lamented him.

But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children.

For, behold, the day--days are coming, that they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck. (Think today; it's a disgrace for her to have a child. See?)

Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us.

For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall they do in the dry?

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Speaking of the day that when women wouldn't no more want children... They want a dog or a cat or something like that, but she don't want children anymore. Why? She's old Mother Hubbard if she has a child. See? She don't want... That's the--that's the remarks of Hollywood. It don't want his woman to be an old Mother Hubbard. So she'll--he'll have some operation performed to himself, or her, one, that'll keep them from having children. They don't want no children.

Jesus spoke of it, and what did He say? "At that time they'll begin to cry for the rocks and the mountains to fall on them."

She'll practice birth control so she can go to parties. She can't be bothered with a baby nursing her. It'll disform her. When she's pregnated, it'll be--it disform her. She won't look like she used to. And her husband ignorant enough to let her go that way. She won't give him a child.

Jesus spoke of it. And He said that when they be doing this at that time, "They'll going to cry then for the rocks to fall on them." It's coming of the Lord. They pay great sums of money for cats, dogs to mother. That's right. She must mother something, because it's a God-given nature to her.

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I noticed; I hunt big game. And an old bear in the fall of the year, when she has been bred to the male bear, she's got cubs then that is born; they're pretty good-sized cubs, maybe weigh a hundred pounds or better. She'll make them scat and hibernate to themselves, because she's going to bring forth some more cubs. They're born in February. The bear knows nothing about it. They're born in a little sack. How that God has them open these little sacks themselves; little--like little cellophane sacks. They find their way around; their mother's sound asleep. She hasn't eat anything since October, and this is February. They come around and nurse her to the middle of May. Then when she sees her cubs, they're pretty good-sized cubs. Weigh maybe fifteen, ten or fifteen pounds apiece. They nursed her. How she gets the milk, that's God's idea. She lives herself and produces milk for the cubs. And then if her breeding doesn't take, and she don't have any cubs, she'll hunt up them year--last year cubs and mother them all summer long, because it's God-given instinct. she has to mother something.

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And if a woman won't have a baby for her husband, she'll take a dog or a cat or something. She's got to mother something. It's their nature. But to bear a child for her husband and raise it to the service of God, that's entirely all out of her line. She should all... She'd all... She'd be so disgraced, if she did, by her sin-loving society of this 1965 type of women.

A true picture of a modern church today. Neither does the modern church want any of these here, screaming, shouting, tongues speaking, Acts 2:38 young'uns around her. No. She don't want any of them. Whooping, and crying, and screaming, "Amen. Hallelujah." Why, such a child would immediately put her out of her denomination. They had one like that in one of the churches, why, they'd throw her out right quick. "Why do you let such stuff as this go on?"

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So you see she's pregnated with something, 'cause she's bringing forth members all the time. But she don't want any of them screaming, hollering, blabbering, Acts 2:38, miserable creatures that she thinks they are. It would certainly embarrass her. It would ruin her and her educated, ethical, scientific, society church that she belongs to. They'd throw her out at the next council. She can't have it. So she don't want to be pregnated with the Word, because that's the only kind that the Word can bring forth.

Born of the Spirit of God, it has the Spirit of God in it. No intellectual, church-joining, creed-going, bobbed-haired, painted-faced, there's no such a thing as that in all the... You don't find that in the Word of God. You find an old fashion, sanctified, Holy Ghost-filled child, borned of the Spirit of God screaming, hollering, shouting, praising God. That's altogether out of the reaches for her. She don't want that. Oh, no, sir. No, indeedy.

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What does she do then? She brings forth a pair of painted-faced, short-wearing, Jezebel society, illegitimate "cats" they call them; I think it is. I think they call it cats. "Look at that cat going there," they say, or something like that, you know.

She was born or married or connected with her first husband, the first Adam, by the adulternous wife of Eve, Adam's first wife. You say "Adulternous?" She sure was. But oh, she claims that this Adam--this first Adam's dead. "Oh sure, he died a long time ago. I'm reborned again," she says. "And I'm certainly married to the second Adam, Christ, the Word."

Now, notice what she loves. Watch her lover. You want to see who she's in love with. The Word says this, But she says, "My church says this." Then who's she in love with? Who is her husband? Her own fruits prove what she is. That's exactly right: shows what she is.

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Notice, she was born first to Adam, because that's her natural birth (See?), and she never left that. That's a lover of the world. She claims that she's born the second time to Christ. But her lover, notice, is Adam yet, because she loves the world.

And another--another thing; notice what kind of children she's bearing. That tells what their papa is; whether it was the first Adam or the second Adam. If the church brings forth a child of the second Adam, he has the second Adam's way of acting like the way they did on the day of Pentecost. That's the real true second Adam's children. See? That's right. Their nature is like his and hers. Yes, sir. Her daughters, painted-faced, bobbed-haired, wearing men's clothes: trousers. The Bible said for her not to do it. She cuts her hair. It's a shame to her.

You say, "Shut up on that." That's what the Word said. I'm only pointing out nature. That's what she does.

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Her sons--her sons, born out of her, rely upon education, schooling, some Bible school, so-called, some great college that's supposed to be a long time ago, hatching them out some sort of incubator style: denominational seekers, religious Cain-like, just illegitimate to the Word as Cain was. That's right. Just as illegitimate as Cain was. Sure. Denominational seekers: you see what it is?

God never did organize a denomination. He's always been against it, and the Word's against it. But they hold right on to it. So you see what they're bringing forth? That shows who their papa and mama is. That's exactly. That's exactly. Just as illegitimate as Cain was. That's the kind of child he brought forth from Eve. They got away from the Word, and then, see what she brought? That's just exactly what the church has brought: the same thing. Can prove it to you by the Word. And that's where education and civilization come through Cain. That's exactly right. For they claim... But they--they claim to be sons of God, but they're denominational-bred, denominational schooled scholars, everything else. That's exactly right. Subtle, smart, my, so was the serpent, their father. That's right. Just as subtle and scientific, preachers as Cain was. See? It's exactly the same thing.

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You say, "Brother Branham, is that true?" Turn to Genesis 4:16 and find out. Get back here in Genesis 4:16 just a minute, and you will find out how that happened.

And Cain went out from the presence of the Lord, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.

And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.

On down to Tubal, on down forward they begin come designers of instruments, music and so forth. Civilization came by Cain. That's right. Building cities, instruments, scientific men come by Cain, the serpent's seed.

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Now, notice the 25th verse.

And Adam knew his wife again;..

Now, he knew her once, and she had two children. Search the Scripture. She had Cain and Abel. One act and two children. You say...

They told me not long ago, it couldn't be--happen. We got a case in Hollywood right... Or Hollywood. We've got a case in Tucson right now up in court. A woman gave birth to a colored child and a white child at the same time. They say she can't do it. She can have two fertile seeds too. They got it right in court now. I know dogs will do it. Animals will do it. And she got there. The white man said, "I'll support my own child but not him." And the woman made the confession; she lived with her husband that morning and the colored man that afternoon. And if it's in the... The doctor said if it's in the space of twenty-four hours, it'll happen if there's another fertile seed there. And there she did it, and that's exactly what happened here. Cain--Satan that morning in the serpent, and Adam that afternoon when she... She had two children.

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Now.

Adam knew his wife again;... (the second time)... and she bare a son,...

Remember, there's nowhere in the Bible that said Cain was Adam's son. Said, "He was of that evil one," not Adam, the devil.

... knew his... the second time, and call--knew his--and had a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, has appointed,... (That wasn't the real seed.)... appointed me another seed instead of Adam... who Cain slew.

So... And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: and then begin men to call upon the name of the LORD.

Not out of Cain's generation genealogy, but out of Seth's genealogy... So Cain is the evil one. There come the serpent.

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Now, notice, the Bible plainly says here that her first husband must be dead, not just put away; he's got to be dead. Now, I just got through preaching on marriage and divorce, and you all know about that. I'm not speaking now, altogether to this congregation here, but out across the nation. All right. Now, you see what happened there in marriage and divorce, when it was...?... the Seven Seals was opened, that brought out the real truth of it.

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So to be married to the second Adam, Christ, the Word, you must separate yourself by death from your first denominational husband, 'cause there isn't a one of them that can take all the Word of God. Just show me where that one's at. "Oh," you say, "mine." The other fellow says his too. Put them together, and you find out you're both wrong, as soon as you denominate. Read Revelations 17.

So, you see, you've got to be dead from that thing. (Now, I'm not speaking to this local assembly; I'm speaking altogether across the nation.) You must be dead to your first husband. If you're united to Christ and still married to a denomination, you are an adulternous. You are a Laodicea. A church across the nation... We're following Jesus Christ the Word. To be in the Bride, you have to be remarried to the Word of God, which is Christ.

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"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." As long as you hold to man's traditions of denominations, you are called in God's Word a adulternous. As long as you're a denominational creed-seeker, belonging to a denominational church that denies the Word, you are an adulternous. That's what the Bible said. Jesus said, "You cannot serve two gods at the same time. You either serve God or mammon. (Mammon's the world.) He that loves the world or the things of the world, the love of God's not even in him." The Seed of God can't be in him the same time, the love God--the love of the world's in there. When the Seed of God is operating through you, that's the Word of God. The love of the world can't be in there at the same time. Now, where's the short hair, and the shorts, and the painted faces? Now, where's it at?

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You can't be virtuous to Christ, the Word of God, and serve a manmade denomination at the same time. It's contrary to the Word. Paul said here. "Where about?" Romans 7.

Neither can you bear God's sons of His Word to this illegitimate denominational group. You cannot do it. In your incubator you cannot bring forth a Word son of God. I'm speaking to the church. But still you claim to be very religious. So was Cain, the prostitute Eve's, son: very religious, built altars, and offered sacrifice, and paid his tithes, and done everything that any other religious man would do; but he failed to keep that Word. He failed to have the revelation. And the revelation is the only thing: the revelation of the Word.

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What is a--what is a revelation? Jesus said, "Upon this Rock I'll build My church, and the gates of hell can't prevail against it." Faith is a revelation, because faith has been revealed to you. Abel, by faith offered by revelation (faith) offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than that of Cain.

Cain thought they eat apples. They still got that idea, but it wasn't. It was adultery: serpent's seed. And there, when the Seven Seals opened, it declared it and proved it. (My book's just out on it. I think we have got a thousand here now. See?) Notice, that's Scripturally from Genesis to Revelations. At the end-time both trees are coming to the seed and proving themselves.

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Here we are right today, Laodicea and the Bride, just as clear and pretty as it can be in the Scripture and right before your faces. You can't serve God and mammon. You can't be a virtuous Bible-believing Christian and associate yourself in a denominational affair. You just can't do it at the same time. One's got to be dead to let the other live.

Neither can you bear God's Word sons. Neither can the church bring forth. You don't want one of them screaming children, shouting and speaking in tongues and all them things. They... You can't do that in a denominational church. They won't have you. They don't bring them like that. They take them up and shake their hands and say, "If you believe, you've got it." As long as you put your name on the book, that's all you have to do. See, it's--it's illegitimate children to the Word: still claim to be religious. So pregnated with Satan's wisdom and knowledge, the church has become. They send their people away to schools to learn how to say, "amen" just right. They learn how to say all this and be very intellectual. What is it? It's pregnation of the devil.

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What did Satan pregnate Eve with? To disbelieve the Word, for intellectuals, intellects, and it ruined the whole creation. That’s exactly what she’s done in the Word today, the church. She’s pregnated herself with Bible schools and colleges, and things like that, reading, writing, arithmetic, and they know no more about God than a Hottentot would know about an Egyptian night. They know all their creeds, their prayer books, and everything else, but know nothing about God. They'd know when the Word is vindicated... When God spoke back there and 'lotted out His Word to each generation as it came along...

Here come Noah along, and he preached that generation. Now, what if Moses would've come along and said, "Let's build an ark"? He'd have been all out of style, but he was a prophet. He had the revelation of God; God vindicated it to be the Truth. He brought the children of Israel out, and showed the Pillar of Fire before them, and vindicated the prophet, and said just exactly what He would do; and He did it. They said, "Let not God speak; let Moses speak, lest we die."

He said, "I'll speak to them no more like that, but I'll raise them up prophets, and they'll speak."

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There stood Isaiah standing there, said, "A virgin shall conceive." A man like him in a day when... How's a virgin going to conceive? "Unto us, a Son is born... a child is born, a Son is given. His Name shall be called: Counselor, Prince of Peace, Mighty God, the Everlasting Father. Upon the throne of His father, David, He'll reign and there'll be no end to His Kingdom."

How's it going to be? He didn't know. He just spoke what God said. It's beyond any imagination, intellectual. It's beyond any scientific research. It's the Word of God.

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