This morning I would like to examine the identifiable characteristics of TWINS. As you well know, there are two sources of life and Two seeds we are dealing with when considering this subject of TWINS. We found in our first study of definitions that the main definition is, "TWINS are born at the same time and have the same mother". Now, this is essential, for if they are not born at the same time, but have the same mother, they might be siblings, but are not called twins. So TWINS must have the same time of birth and the same mother.


Now, this morning we shall look at the identifying characteristics of these Biblical TWINS. For it is necessary that to recognize the life source of any creature, there must be some identifiable characteristics specific to the one being identified.


Now, there are several characteristics we shall examine that fit both side of the TWINS. Our examination consists of those who children of God, and those who are children of the devil.


The first attributes I will speak of are attributes both TWINS share. These attributes and characteristics tell us nothing of source, for both TWINS share them equally. These shared attributes and characteristics do not identify the Source. But are necessary in understanding why the doctrine of TWINS is so important to understand.


This first chart shows the attributes that are common

to both the Elect Seed of God and Serpent seed.


God's Seed

Attribute and Characteristic

Serpent's Seed


Given birth in the same revival, same church, etc.






Eat from the same Table of the Lord



Believe in God, even One God, therefore are a Believer



Quote from the Word of God



Sincerely offer Sacrifice to God



Worship God in sincerity



Offer praise to God



Do works to please God



Receive a mark in their forehead and in their right hand



Both bear fruit, and by their fruit you shall know them




This chart shows the identifiable characteristics

that identify your source


identify whose seed you are.




Attributes of God Seed

Attributes of Serpent seed


Acts 13:48, 1Jn2:20, Jn3;15

All who are ordained to Life, believe God's Word

These have no place for the Word


John 8:37, 1 Jn4:5-6


Eph 4: 15, 1 Pet 1:22

These love the True Word of God, the Revealed & Vindicated Word for their season

These do not love the True Word, but hold to the word for another age

2 Thess 2: 10-12

Isa 60:3, Ps 56:13/89:15 Jn 3: 21, 12:46/ 1Jn 1:7

These come to the Light (Revealed Word) and do not walk in darkness

These do not come to the Light and try to keep others from it. Mt 23:13, Rom 1:18

Jn 3: 19-20, 12:35, 48

Isa 50:11 1Jn 1:5-6

Isa 50:4-10 Mt 13:11&16 Mk 4:11 Lk 8:10 1Cor 2:12

Only God's Sons can understand the Word

John 8: 31, 42 & 47

These can not understand the Word of God

John 8: 38-39, 43-45

Mt 13:11-15 Mk 4:11 12 Lk 8:10 1Cor 2:14

2Thess 2:1, Heb 10:25, Matt3:11-12, 13:28-30

God's Sons are gathered by the Revealed Word of God Eph 1:10, Mk13:27, Lk 3:17

These sons are gathered by organization and a false word by a false shepherd

Mt 13:24-30, 36-43,

Gal 2:4, Acts 13:45, 15:5

2Tim2:19, Ez9:4, Eph4:30

Rev15:2, Rev9:4, 2Tim4:8

Receive the Mark of God, the Seal of God in their forehead and in their hands Jn6:27

Receive the Mark of the Beast, the mark of Cain. in their forehead and hands.

Gen 4:15, Rev13:7, 14:9-11, 16:2, 19:20

1Pet1:23, Jn10:28, 17:3


They have eternal Life 1Jn5:11-13, 20, Jn6:54, 68,1Jn3:1-2,Col3:4,Jn5:26, Heb7:16

Their life is only temporary, earthly, sensual. Isa40:7-8, James 1:11 Jude1:12

1Pet1:23-25, Isa1:28-31

Isa24:1-6, 40:7-8, 29:14

Jn5:19-20,30, 7:16-18,6:38 Mt7:21, 11:27, 12:50,16:17

Do nothing but what the Father shows them first Ps37:9, Ps145:15,Isa40:31, Acts1:4

Have zeal but without knowledge Phil3:6,

Lk13:24, 1Cor9:25, Prov25:8, Lk13:24

Matt7:22-23, Gal5:7-9,

Rom10:2, Jn2:16-17

1Pet1:23, 3:4, Jn3:3-8,15-6 1Cor15:53-54, Lk21:18

Born of Incorruptible Seed, the Revealed & vindicated Word of God. Mt18:14, Lk13;3-5

Born of corruptible seed, word of another age Ps1:6, Ps9:3, 37:20, 68:2, Acts13:41

1Pet1:23, 1Cor9:25, Gal1:6-9, 2Cor11:2-6

1Sam12:16, Lk21:36, 1Thes 5;21, 2Tim1:13

Hold only to a vindicated word Heb3:6,4:14

Heb10:23-25, Jer 29:11,

Hold to own ideas above the Word, Ps10:4

Isa55:7-11, Ez18:29, Ps 103:6-7, Gen6:5

Ps1:5, Prov14:12, 16:25 Jer8:5,Heb10:26,Mt15:19

1 Pet 1:14, 2Cor 2:8

Deut 11:26-27, Jer7:23

This Seed is Obedient to the Word of God

Acts5:32, 2Cor10:5-6, Heb5:8, 1Pet1:2

This seed is Disobedient to the Word of God. 2Thess 1:8-9, 1Pet4:17, Deut11:28

Eph 2:2, 5:6, Col 3:6

1JN 3:12, 2Thess3:14

1Jn2:5, 5:2-3, Jn 14:15, 23,

Jn 15:10,

Love God because they Lord God's Word and He is the Word. John 7:17-18

This Seed hates God (because they hate the Word, and God is the Word. Jn 10:32-39


Jn5:42-47 1Cor2:14

Jn8:12, 2Tim4:8, Isa63:9


Love God's Presence and Abide in it always

Therefore preach Parousia Presence.

Can not live in God's Presence therefore preach Apousia Ps101:4,Job1:12,2:7

Gen 4:16, 2 Thess1:8-9

Jn1:10-11, Jn12:47-50

Ps9:10, Acts22:14, Jer24:7

31:34, Heb8:11, Isa54:13

Understands Godhood of God, relationship of Father and His Son. John6:45, 2Jn1:3

Will never understand the Godhood of God because they wish to be equal with God.

Jer9:6, Jn8:19, Matt7:23

Jn8:16-19, Jn5:31-37

Matt24:24, 1Jn4:1-6, 1Jn3:7

Mal3:16-18, Ez44:23-24

Will know the two spirits and will not be deceived Mt16:3, Lk12:56, Heb5:14

Never able to discern the two spirits, there-fore are deceived & persecute True Seed

Gal4:29, 2Tim3:7-8,13, 2Pet2:1-3,2Jn1:7,2ths2:3

Rev1:8,11, 21:6, 22:13

Heb12:1-2, Phil1:6

Will understand that Alpha has become Omega.

Will look forward or backward and fail to see the Word for their day.

Jn8:18-19, 1 Cor 2:8,

Jn 9:28-29, Acts 6:10-12

Jn14:7, Jn 20:17, Jn10:27

Jn1:12, 1Jn3:1-2, Rom8:14

God only recognizes his Seed. 1Cor8:3

Rom8:29-30, Gal 4:6, Heb12:7,Acts17:28-29

God will never recognize this seed even when doing good works.Mt8:12,Lk13:25

Mt7:23, MK12:24, Jn4:22,Jn15:21,2Thes1:8




V     Both are given birth spiritually speaking through the same revival.


EPHESIAN CHURCH AGE 60-1205 90 Now, we find out that they wanted to start and get into a form of godliness. Now, I could stop right here and say something: believe I will, Did you notice that every revival... Now, minister brethren, you check this. Every revival produces twins,


BLIND BARTIMAEUS 61-0124 E-49 Every revival produces twins. The two sons of Jacob--or Isaac is well represented. Every time there's a revival, there's a Esau born and a Jacob born. One religious man of the world gets starchy, and takes some seminary experience; and the other one wants that birthright regardless of how he has to get it. If he has to be a holy-roller, or anything else, he wants the birthright, I don't care. That's what's the matter with the people today. They're afraid of that birthright. Oh, how that they hate that. But it produces twins. The men of the world, very religious inclined, do good alms and things, but cares nothing about the birthright... Those two great factions has been fighting since the world begin. And they're about ready to come to a head right now, where something that Jesus said, "they'd be so close alike they'd deceive the very elected if it was possible." It's true. You see what a deceiving hour that we're living in. Stay with the Word, brother. Don't leave that Word. That's right. The Word will speak for Itself.


MARK OF THE BEAST 61-0217 E-31 Now, therefore the great church making itself ready. We find out that Esau and Jacob, before either child was born, God said He loved one and hated the other. And remember, they were twins: same mother, same father. Get it? Twins. Every revival produces twins. Certainly does. There's twins born in natural man and the spiritual man. It was back in the garden of Eden, Cain and Abel, the same thing. Started from there, just keeps coming on down. And look at the church, Jesus the Pastor, Judas the treasurer, brothers, out of the same tribe, so forth, right in the same group, same church. One the Pastor, and the other one the treasurer. One a devil and one God. That's the way it goes. Jesus said, "In the last days the two spirits would be so close it would deceive the very elected if it was possible." Amen. If it was possible, but it isn't. And it... They'll never do it. All right.


105-3 EPHESIAN CHURCH AGE - CHURCH AGE BOOK CPT.3 In Genesis 4:1, Eve said, "I have gotten a man from the Lord." She does not credit Adam with the fatherhood of Cain. But in Genesis 4:25, she says, "... For God, said she, hath appointed me ANOTHER seed, INSTEAD OF ABEL, whom Cain slew." She does not say God had GIVEN her another seed--that would have been Christ, for He is GIVEN. This son, Seth, was APPOINTED instead of Abel. She recognizes her son that came by Adam; she does not now recognize Cain for he came by the serpent. When she says ANOTHER SEED instead of Abel, she is saying that Cain was different from Abel, for if they were of the same father she would have had to say, "I have been given some MORE SEED."


V                Both are religious


WISDOM VERSUS FAITH 62-0401 70-3 These two sources has battled since Eden: God's faith against Satan's wisdom. God has proven in all ages that it will not mix; it must be separated to grow. Now, quickly let me run over just--just a word or two on each one, just take a few things that I got wrote here. Esau and Jacob was a perfect type: both of them religious, both of them twins. Esau was the ecclesiastical type. He was a man that was smart. He had a... had a good moral stands and things like that, but he didn't have no use for that birthright. Jacob didn't care what he had to do, just so he got the birthright. And as long as they were together they could not produce. Is that right? One was against the other. Have you caught it? Amen! "Come out from amongst it; be ye separate saith God, and touch not their unclean things; I'll receive you." See? Jacob had to separate himself from his denominational brother before God would ever bless him. God told Abraham the same thing. Israel and Moab. The four hundred prophets of Israel stood before Micaiah, and Micaiah separated himself from them and got the Word of the Lord and come back with It. Moses and Korah, same thing, wouldn't mix, they had to separate. Is that true?


RESTORATION OF BRIDE TREE 62-0422 56-1 The caterpillar, denominational Esaus... Now, Esau (as Esau and Jacob, both of them twins, both of them religious)--Esau was a carnal man; he was a good man. He didn't... Say, well now, he didn't go out and steal, drink, or anything there; he was a religious man. But he thought, "Well, as long as I'm religious, what difference does it make?" But little old Jacob, he didn't care how he had to get it; that birthright's what he wanted. No matter how he got it, just so he got it. If he had to get down at the altar, and scream, and cry, and "boo-hoo," and snot (excuse me, or you know), get it, go right up in his eyes (I didn't mean to say that.), and so (Excuse me.), and so--get down to the altar and cry through till he got it, why, he got it. See? He didn't care how he got it, just so he got it. 56-3 Some of them says, "I... Brother Branham, them people down there boo-hooing on that altar, and crying, and crying. I don't want it that way." Well, you won't get it.


ALL THE DAYS OF OUR LIFE 59-0612 E-18 However, the man is very religious. Cain was very religious. And he thought on the thought of coming back to God. And God was willing to receive him back, but Cain wanted to come his way. And God wanted him to come His way. And we find out that there was a conflict completely with them. Now, men today who try to say that they make their own creeds up and so forth, he's doing that by the power of his father, Cain, and his father, Adam. Not as in the Christian, who's borned of the Spirit, and depends on the Holy Spirit, is after the second Adam which was Jesus, the atonement that leads the man by the Holy Spirit. And when men today tries to say that they don't have to have the Holy Ghost today, then you can see what kind of a state that man's in. He wants to be religious though, but he wants it in his own way. E-19 And he's so much like Cain. Cain wanted to be religious, so he went and made his own religion. And when he did, he brought it before God with something like this: "Here's the best I got. This is all I can do about it. Now, take it or leave it." That's about the way man does today. "I helped build the church. I send my children to church there. I put money in it every year. And that's the best I can do. Take it or leave it." Oh, see, he wants his own way. That's the way Cain did. But God still loved him, and He still went after him. What did God tell Cain? "You'll do well if you'll just worship like your brother, Abel." Abel come God's way. But Cain wanted his way. And God said, "Now, Cain, I've got nothing against you. If you'll just come over and go the way that Abel goes, you'll do well."


TAKE ON THE WHOLE ARMOR OF GOD 62-0701 E-60 But to hurry up, these intellectual giants are too much for God's humble people. Now, God's people has always been uneducated and humble. Just tell me one time it was any other way. Watch the two sons. Watch Cain and Seth's children. Abel was killed, which was a type of death, burial, and resurrection of Christ. Seth took his place. Now, Cain's children become intellectual, religious, 'cause their father was intellectual (Cain), religious. And Cain built an altar; Abel built an altar. Cain made an offering; Abel made an offering. Cain worshipped; Abel worshipped. And if God only respects a church, its order, its worship, its offerings, and so forth, if that's all God respects, He was unjust for condemning Cain, 'cause he was just as religious as Abel was. But he didn't come the right way.

V                Both eat from the same Table of the Lord.


JUDE 1:10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.

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

12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds [they are] without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;

13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.


HEBREWS CHAPTER 7.PT.1 57-0915E 314-146 But, if you notice, the old crow can set over here on a dead carcass and eat half the day. The dove will set in a wheat field and eat half the day. And the crow can fly right out there and eat dove food, as much as he wants to. He could eat just as much wheat as the crow can--as the dove can. But he... The crow, can eat the dove food, but the dove can't eat crow food. That's right. So an old hypocrite can come to church and rejoice and shout and praise the Lord, and go on like that, and go right back out and enjoy the things of the world. But a borned again Christian cannot do it, because the love of God constrains him to such a place He can't do it. So if you're just a Christian by joining the church, and quitting doing this and that, and the same desire is in you, you need another dip. That's exactly right. 315-149 And you women who can dress with them little old shorts, and run out here on the street, and then call yourself a believer. You're a believer, but you're a poor example of one, maybe. If you really had Christ in your heart, you wouldn't have to think about such things as that. I don't care what the rest of the women does, and the rest of the girls do, you'd be different; because you love Christ too much. I talked to a woman the other day in a house, and she throwed her hands up like this, said, "Reverend Branham, I'm almost naked here in my house; I'm walking around." I thought, "Shame on you." In your own house, I don't care where you are. That's right. Dress and act like a woman, like a lady ought to. Shame on you. But you keep... And the Bible said, "If you love those things, the things of the world, the love of Christ is not even in you." And if you love the Lord just with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, you'll keep them little old dirty, nasty things off of you. That's right.


V                Both believe in God & quote God's Word


JAMES 2:19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.


Look how he quoted God's Word to Eve. Look how he quoted it to Jesus.


WHY I AM A HOLY ROLLER 53-0830A E-41 Now, this is going to make you tighten up your ecclesiastical vest just a little bit, but listen. Notice. God cannot be just. If you say, "I am a believer," so was Cain, and so is the devil. That's right. He came as a believer. And you say, "Well, I go to church, I'll go to the altar." So did Cain. Cain built an altar or a church unto the Lord. You say, "I'm a member of a church." So was Cain. And Cain made a sacrifice. You say, "I pay so much every year into my church." So did Cain. "I worship the Lord from the bottom of my heart." So did Cain. Cain was a believer, a worshipper, and just as fundamentally right as Abel was. Amen. Oh, I love this. I pray, God, steam our hearts. Now, don't get excited; I know where I am. Look, but I feel kind of religious right now. E-42 Notice, when I see that pro and con, when I see that negative and positive, when I see Cain come up there in the beginning... Now, we're back in Genesis, at the beginning of the tree, there's where it was planted. Cain was strictly a fundamentalist, just as fundamental as Abel was. He loved the Lord; he worshipped the Lord. And he built a altar to the Lord; he made a sacrifice to the Lord; he paid his vows to the Lord, just as religious as any fundamental teacher could teach it today. That's right. But God accepted Abel's offering, because Abel, by faith, offered a more excellent sacrifice than Cain by being just. Now, if we had time, I'd like to twist that. Now, there's the beginning of the two trees; I want you to watch: one on the right, one on the left: Cain and Abel. Now, there's where this thing that we're living in today was planted right there in the garden of Eden and started from there in Genesis: right there.


PREPARATION 53-1111 E-31 I told you the other night that Cain was a believer. And I'll give you a little stronger meat than that tonight if you want to believe it. The devil is a believer. The Bible says he is. He believes and trembles. The devil is a believer. Now, if belief and faith in God is all you have to have to be saved, then the devil's saved according to the Word of God. That's right. But, brother, it's got to take the Holy Spirit, a new birth, a regeneration, a new creature in Christ Jesus. When God comes down and puts His Spirit into you, then you're no more your own, but you're God's. Oh, I begin to feel religious already.


V                Both offer sacrifice to God & Worship God & praise God


Matthew 5:45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.


LAMB AND DOVE 60-0805 E-18 I wondered about that one time. I saw a vision; it was made manifest how that the--a man went forth sowing wheat, when he slept why, then a enemy come forth, and sowed tares, which is Scriptural. And when the wheat come up, and the--got ripe, the weeds was up also, the tares. And when there come a drought, and when the drought come everybody was praying for rain. And a great black cloud come and rained down, and the little wheat had his head down like this. It brought it's little head up and begin to say, "Oh, glory to God. Praise, ye, to the Lord, for sending the rain." And the little weed jumped up just as the same as the wheat did, and said, "Glory to God, hallelujah, for sending the rain." I said, "Now, I don't know what to think." Then I see them again, that the rain falls on the just and the unjust. The rain was sent for the wheat, but the tares being in there got the benefit of it, the same rain. "But by their fruit you shall know them," said Jesus.


SHOW US THE FATHER 50-0819 E-21 But now, back to Cain and Able, when Cain worshipped, he built an altar; he sacrificed; he worshipped God. But that wasn't enough. And it was beautiful, no doubt the flowers and things that grows in the field, and he decorated his altar.


WHO DO YOU SAY THIS IS? 64-1227 161 Now, when he seen he couldn't curse you (See?), so what's he going to do? He's going to organize you. Bring you... "Oh, we're all one anyhow. (See?) We all believe in the same God." So that's just what Balaam did. And didn't Jude warn us of this? They erred in the way of--in the doctrine of Balaam and perished in the gainsaying of Korah. Doesn't Jude, the foster brother of Jesus, warn us of this in the Bible? They're like Cain, from the beginning, the hireling, the one that went to church and built churches and--and built a altar and sacrificed. They err in the way of Cain. They run in the way of Balaam, and perished in the gainsaying of Korah. Jude lays the whole thing out just like we're doing it this morning here before you, like we've been doing it. The whole thing lays there.


V                Both do works


MATTHEW 7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither [can] a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. 21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.


EPHESIANS PARALLELS JOSHUA 60-0515E 72 But there's one thing they can do; they're good workers. Oh, they just work, work, work, work. That puts me in the mind of a bunch of these Arminians that's always trying to work their way into heaven (That's right.), a mule. Oh, the Ladies Aid Society, and the chicken supper, for they pay the preacher, "And we got to have this dance, and this social." It's just work, work, work, work, work, work, work. And, they... What are they working for? Ask them, "Have you received the Holy Ghost since you believed?" They stick out their ears, and don't know where they belong; "What do you mean? What about this? What do you mean, the Holy Ghost? I've never heard nothing about It. Oh, you must be some kind of fanatic." See, they don't know who papa was, or who mama was, either. And you have to beat them on everything you do, beat here and beat there, and beat here and beat there. That's right, an old mule.


EPHESIAN CHURCH AGE 60-1205 140 If God had that against this church, He's got it against that one too. "Because you left your first love, I've got it against you. I have something against you; that's My complaint. You once had a great time, but you let the world begin to creep in, and you got to acting a little formal. You still holding My Name, and you're still doing the things that's right, and you got a lot of patience and so forth, and you labor, and you're like a mule, you just labor and work." My, my, my. See, you've left grace and faith and power to swap it for labor and works.


Now so far we have seen many characteristics they both share, and after all they have the same mother. They have the same church, they share the same birth at the same revival. Therefore it is only expected that both will be religious. So if you are expecting your religion to save you, you are in for a rude awakening. Both believe in God, Both worship God, Both make sacrifices to God, Both talk the Word of God, and Both attend Church and pay their tithes. But what separates them?


We shall begin now to examine the attributes which will show a completely different Life source. After all, did not Jesus Tell us that by their fruits you will know them?


MATTHEW 7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither [can] a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. 21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.


ANOINTED ONES AT END TIME 65-0725M 59 Notice. But it's what they produce that tells you the difference. "By their fruit," Jesus said, "you shall know them." Man does not gather grapes off of a thistle even though the thistle be right in the grapevine. That could be possible, but the fruit will tell it. What is the fruit? The Word for the--fruit for the season; that's what it is, their teaching. The teaching of what? The teaching of the seasons, what time it is--man's doctrine, denominational doctrine, but--or God's Word for the season.


PROVERBS 23:7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so [is] he:


MATTHEW 12:34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. 35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. 36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.


Show illustration: Use three objects and describe only one of them. Then after thoroughly describing one, bring up the three objects and ask the church to identify which one it is that was described.


V                Any Plant My Father Did Not Plant Will Be Rooted up


MATTHEW 15:13 13 But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. 14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.


V                Jesus said they have no place for the Word.


JOHN 8:37 I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you. 38 I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father. 39 They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham. 40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham. 41 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, [even] God. 42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. 43 Why do ye not understand my speech? [even] because ye cannot hear my word. 44 Ye are of [your] father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. 45 And because I tell [you] the truth, ye believe me not. 46 Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? 47 He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear [them] not, because ye are not of God.


JOHN 3:19 And this is the condemnation,(KRISIS = LINE OF SEPARATION) that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.


V                One ordained to life believes.


ACTS 13:48 And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed


HARVEST TIME 64-1212 344 Now, reverently, and I say this with godly love. And may the great Father Who I've just told you, in the beginning, was present here, omnipresent... If I say this through prejudice, then He'll judge me. If I say it through Truth, He'll bless me. He'll let you see It, if you're ordained to Life.


LEADERSHIP 65-1207 177 Now, you're ordained to Life. You see It if you're ordained to see It. If you're not ordained to see It, you won't see It. Said, "They have eyes but they can't see, ears and can't hear." How thankful you should be, church. How you should straighten yourself up from these things. How you should be on fire for God. That your eyes beholds what you see, your ears hears the things you see. Leadership. Why did you come here tonight to hear a message like This? I'm branded across the world by the churches as a fanatic. Why did you come? The Holy Spirit led you here (See, see?) to listen. Circumcise, cut away your things of the world, accept the leadership of Jesus Christ, or you'll perish as sure as the world.

IN HIS PRESENCE 62-0909E 42 So we're not ordained to do nothing but stay with that Word. And if a man is sent of God, he'll stay with the Word, because God can only stand by His Word. See? See, He must stay by His Word. Then when we come into His Presence, when a man once comes into the Presence of God, he's changed forever, if there's any changing to him. Now, there are those who could walk in the Presence of God and pay no attention to It. He wasn't ordained to Life. But if he was predestinated of God, as soon as that first move hits, he knows it. That catches fire.

TRUMPET GIVES AN UNCERTAIN SOUND 63-0114 E-54 Now a real sheep will say, "Oh, oh. Oh, oh. No, something squeaks in that. That didn't sound right. Oh, that must've been a French harp. That wasn't a trumpet, 'cause the Bible gives no uncertain sound." It says you shall receive the Holy Ghost, not you might--you will, every one. How long? To your children and your children's children, and them that's far off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. He'll sound the trumpet in every race and every generation, and they'll hear His voice. They'll believe it, those that's ordained to life. Amen. They'll believe it because they know it's the Gospel trumpet sounding. It's not uncertain. Every soldier knows how to stand.

SEAL OF GOD 54-0514 58 Now, close now, listen, so that you'll be sure to remember. I'm not condemning Catholic people; I'm not condemning Protestant people, for out of both and all of them comes the seed of God by election. Those who are ordained to Life will see It and walk in It. Those who cannot see, walk in darkness. That's up to God. God does it. He swore and promised Abraham He would save him and his Seed. Now, if you got Abraham's Seed, you got Eternal Life (That's all.), and you're heirs according to promise. And it's all by grace and by election of God..


WHERE IS HE KING OF JEWS 58-1221M 79 Oh, He is so good. He will catch the attention of every person that He's ordained to Life, maybe in their own ways of worship. But He's God, and He knows the hearts of men, and He watches them, and He protects them, and He brings them to a place. When the deep calleth to the Deep, there has got to be a Deep to respond to that call. If a man is thirsting for something, it shows that there's something out there to respond to quench that thirst.


WATCHING HIS STAR 59-0411 E-17 And for myself, I'm expecting something to happen. It is written, "When the people that are called by My Name shall assemble themselves together and pray, then I will hear from heaven." And I've been praying today, and I know that others has been praying, and I'm expecting something to happen. There may be things happen will go right over the head of people. Many who are not ordained to life will never be able to see it. When Jesus came, there were tens of thousands, yes, millions looking for Him to come, and He just revealed Hisself to a little handful. See, it's those who are looking for something, those who have a--a pulsation in their heart--beating, waiting, longing for something to happen. It's those who believe it'll happen, and is waiting for the event, that's who Jesus will come for, for those who love His appearing. If you love anybody, and you're expecting them to appear, you're making every preparation for it. That's the way the Church should be tonight, making every preparation for the coming of the Lord, watching every sign post. And when you see God do something, rejoice, because it's pointing to His coming. And we're down to the--about the last sign post now. He could appear before morning.


QUEEN OF SHEBA 61-0119E E-17 Jesus had been upbraiding the people and--because that they had misunderstood His message. And they was trying to make it out something that it wasn't. He had been in their cities, and had been performing miracles, and showing His Messiahic sign to the people, as we talked of last night. And we find that those who were ordained to Life saw it. Those who were not ordained to Life did not see it. The Gospel blinds those who are--are not willing to accept it, and it'll give sight to those who are willing to accept it. And that's the way it was in His days, when the Scripture plainly stated exactly the things that He did, and said He would do it, and how they missed it, it showed that they had to be blinded.


WE WOULD SEE JESUS 61-0409 E-39 God was in Him. He said, "It's not Me; it's My Father dwells in Me." The Son was a Man; God was the Spirit that was in Him, and it was the Spirit speaking out of Him.Now, see what He done to them Jews? When He met them, them were ordained to Life recognized it. Don't miss it church. Those that were ordained to Life recognized It and believed It. But those who did not believe It was turned away to perdition. Did not Jesus say to those holy sanctified men, who knowed the Scriptures from A to Z, or claimed to, He said, "You're of your father the devil." That's exactly right.


MEANEST MAN IN SANTA MARIA 62-0630E E-66 And, you know, all at once, her eyes caught a sight. There's something about Him. I don't know. If your eyes ever catch a glimpse of Him, you know it, that is, if you're ordained to life. Yes. Otherwise, you can look right across Him and never pay no attention to it. But if you've been ordained to life, the first view, He's different.


BEHOLD A GREATER THAN ALL IS HERE 62-0715 E-59 But you know, when John came to prepare a church for Jesus, there wasn't one millionth of the people ever heard him. And when Jesus Christ was on earth, there wasn't one hundred thousandths of the people ever saw Him or heard Him. But He came to those who were ordained to life, and they received it. And the ones that He did, He only got a hundred and twenty out of them. See? There's just the number of people that's going to receive it, and when that's it, that's it. The rest of them... You might pour water on it and all kinds of everything, it'll never bring--it'll never bring the--the truth forward. It'll never believe it. See? It'll just keep on going, 'cause there's nothing in it to believe with, as my old southern mother used to say, "You can't get blood from a turnip, because there's none in it."


WORLD'S FALLING APART 63-0412M E-70 The same thing has arrived again, and men won't believe; people won't believe; churches won't believe. No wonder. You can't be disappointed in it, because the Bible said they wouldn't do it. But it's you individuals, you that's ordained to life. Look upon the fields now and see what hour we're living in. Come to life. Let the life that was in Christ come in you, the mind... You said, "Oh, I think. I think this. I..." You ain't got no thought coming. You let the thoughts that was in Christ be in you, and that's the Word. That's right. Think the thoughts that He thought.


JESUS CAME AND CALLED 64-0213 25 Now, we find out that all this Jesus had declared. And just a few, just those who He had ordained to Life saw Him. It's not great crowds. His crowds could nothing like be like Caiaphas' crowd. Why, Caiaphas could've called the whole nation together. Jesus called just a few together. Not many knew Him. Thousands times thousands when He came on the earth, He went through the earth, and they never even knowed He was here. So will it be again. He'll come to those who are called to Life. He knows who's called to Life. And He'll not... It's His business to take care of that.


VOICE OF THE SIGN 64-0214 157 Then He turned to the disciples, and He said, "You want to go too." See? They couldn't go. They had seen something. They knowed the Scripture, and they knowed that was it. They couldn't explain what He was talking about. But yet, they believed it anyhow. They never asked no questions; it never bothered them. They believed, because it was a vindication of the Scripture. You believe that? Peter said, "Lord, where would we go? You alone has the Words of Eternal Life." They seen it. They knowed that He, Who He--Who He was that that was what He's supposed to do. "No matter, we can't explain it." See? They were ordained to Life before the foundation of the world. When that Light struck it, they knew it. There's nothing going to move them from it. No matter... Looked like the Pharisees had him pinned in one side and the other. It didn't bother them disciples. They went right straight on anyhow, 'cause they believed it. His voice spoke then.

GOD IDENTIFIED BY CHARACTERISTICS 64-0311 19 The whole thing is the great eternal. Eternity never did begin and never can end. Therefore, in this great eternal One was attributes to be Father, to be Son, to be Saviour, to be Healer, and all these things was in Him. And only thing that's happening now is displaying His attributes. That's all. Now, our names were put on the Lamb's Book of Life before the foundation of the world. And when the Word strikes that, if it's any light there that's been ordained to Life, Jesus said, "No man can come to Me except My Father draws, and all that My Father has given Me will come to Me." So you see, it's the Word, constantly, the Word, the Word.


VOICE OF THE SIGN 64-0313 E-58 "Now, I know when He was here on earth He--God was in Him. He was God. He was the Fullness of God. He was all the Word of God made manifest. In the Bible is still God, the Word, and there's some of the revelation yet to be revealed. And He said in the last days when the world become like Sodom again, the Son of man would be revealed, and the sign of Sodom would return. Then the voice will call back the people, those who are ordained to life. We know when He was here, there were millions of people on the earth that never knowed He was here: no reason to know. He come to those who were predestinated to see it."




V    One is True the other is false: One is Good, the other is evil.


69-2 EPHESIAN CHURCH AGE - CHURCH AGE BOOK CPT.3 Now let us be very careful that we are not confused at this point. Thus we will seek the Word to validate this claim. Let us go back to the Book of the beginning, Genesis. In the Garden of Eden there were TWO trees. One was good; one was evil. One produced LIFE, the other produced Death. There were two children who originally offered sacrifices to God. Let me repeat that, they BOTH offered sacrifices to God. Genesis 4:3-5, "And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord. And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering: But unto Cain and to his offering He had not respect..." But one (Cain) was evil, being of his father (that Wicked One), while Abel was righteous before the Lord. Again, there were two children from the flesh of the same parents. They were the twins of Isaac and Rebekah. One was the elect of God and the other was reprobate. Both worshipped God. In every single case there was worship of God involved. In every case the evil hated the righteous and persecuted the righteous. In some cases the evil destroyed the righteous. But notice. They were planted together. They lived together. They both made claims upon God and worshipped God.


QA HEBREWS PART.1 57-0925 241-190 Now, let's take back to Cain. Could you tell me where that spirit and that meanness come from? If Cain... Look, if Cain was the son of Adam, which was a son of God, where did that evil come from? The first thing when he was born, he hated; he was a murderer; he was jealous. And now, take the nature of his daddy, the very start in the beginning, Lucifer, and he was... In the beginning he was jealous of Michael, what started the whole trouble. How many knows that? And Cain was the nature of his father, which he was jealous of his brother and slew him. That pure... That nature could not come out of that pure seed. It come, had to come out of this perverted stream. And notice, Cain, as soon as he was borned... And then Abel was born after him, then she conceived by Adam, and he knew--knew her and she brought forth the son Abel. And Abel was a type of Christ; and when--when Abel was killed, Seth took his place: death, burial, and resurrection of Christ in type.


121-1 SMYRNAEAN CHURCH AGE - CHURCH AGE BOOK CPT.4 Consider the thought of blasphemy. These of Satan's synagogue were not blaspheming God in this instance (though that goes without saying) but they were blaspheming the true church. Certainly. As Cain persecuted and killed Abel because he (Cain) was of that wicked one, and as the dead formal Judaic followers (Jesus said they were of their father, the devil) tried to destroy the Christians in the first few years of the first age, now this same group (the false vine) is even more strongly attempting to destroy the true believer in the second age. That antichrist spirit is growing.


QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS 62-0527 704-67 But this fellow, where did that pure lying... Where did that sin come from? Where did this fellow, Cain, that murderer? And the Bible said that, the Devil is a murderer. Where did that lie come from? (The Devil is the father of a lie; he's a liar and the father of a lie.) It had to come from some resource outside of God. So Cain was the evil one, and his father was Satan; and he brought forth this evil one.


107-3 EPHESIAN CHURCH AGE - CHURCH AGE BOOK CPT.3 But they are religious. They believe in God. They are like their father, the devil, and their ancestor, Cain. Both of them believed in God. They go to church. They mingle with the righteous as do tares mingle with the wheat. In so doing they corrupt and produce a Nicolaitane religion. They spread their poison in every effort to destroy the seed of God even as Cain killed Abel. There is no fear of God before their eyes.


V    Whoever does not have the seed of God is reprobate.


ROMANS 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in [their] knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;


II CORINTHIANS 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? 6 But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates. 7 Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest, though we be as reprobates.


ANOINTED ONES AT END TIME 65-0725M 129 Now, just a minute. I want to look up something here. I think I wrote this down right. I'm not sure, but I want to say it, and look it up before I--I say it. Now, just one minute. Reprobates concerning the Truth, concerning the faith, the faith. There's only one faith (That's right.), concerning the faith, reprobates.


II TIMOTHY 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. 9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all [men], as theirs also was. 10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,


ANOINTED ONES AT END TIME 65-0725M 131 Reprobates, Jambres and Jannes, as they withstood... Now, also listen. II Timothy 3:8: "As Jannes withstood Moses, also in the last days these same reprobates would come (Now, see where it says here?) having a form of godliness, anointed ones... Now, let's just--you go back and--and read it when you get home, so that I can finish out this this morning if I can. 132 Reprobates concerning--not reprobates in--in--in living, they're fine, cultured men. Now, notice, when Moses went down to Egypt with a message of THUS SAITH THE LORD, and was vindicated, called on Israel, which was a people, not a church... Israel was a people; they never was a church, 'cause the word "church" means "called out ones." They were the people of God. Then when they become anointed under the Word and called out, they become the church of God, and then backslid, because they believed not the Word of God and listened to a false prophet. I hope that sinks in. Israel being a people of God, come out under the hand of God, anointed with the Word--with the power of God, seeing the signs and wonders of God; and then when God was moving on with them, a false prophet come in, anointed, and taught something contrary to the original Word of God, that they heard; and every one of them perished in the wilderness besides three people. Now, hold it.


TITUS 1:16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny [him], being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.


ANOINTED ONES AT END TIME 65-0725M 257 Now, notice. That was Jesus speaking. Here come Paul right behind Him and said, "Now, in the last days there will come religious people (See?), having a form of godliness, and lead silly women, led away with all kinds of worldly lust (Then they wonder, say, "Why do you pick on them women?" Oh, for goodness... They just don't even see it.)--lead silly women, laden with divers lust (away from things like--that's of the...?... See?)... And as Jannes and Jambres (Matthew 24:24, false christs, false anointed, doing signs and wonders to deceive the elected)--now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so will these reprobates..." Reprobate mind concerning the faith, not a faith, the Faith. One faith, one Lord, one...?... You can't have one faith without believing in one Lord. You can't have two baptisms, not one for the Father, and Son, and Holy Ghost. There's one baptism, Jesus Christ. That's right. See? False baptism...


168-4 PERGAMEAN CHURCH AGE - CHURCH AGE BOOK CPT.5 Then I knew the truth of the camp meeting and the vision. The parable of the Sower and the Seed, the sixth chapter of Hebrews, and the evident manifestation of Spiritual gifts in a mixed audience--all became wonderfully clear. The sower in white was the Lord. The sower in black was the devil. The world was the field. The seeds were people, elect and reprobates. Both partook of the same nourishment, water and sun. Both prayed. Both received help from God, for He maketh His sun and rain to fall on both good and evil. And though they both had the same wonderful blessing and both had the same wonderful manifestations, THERE WAS STILL THAT ONE GREAT DIFFERENCE, THEY WERE OF DIFFERENT SEED. Here also was the answer to Matthew 7:21-23 "Not every one that saith unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of My Father Which is in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy Name? and in Thy Name have cast out devils? and in Thy Name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity." Jesus does not deny that they did the mighty works that only the Holy Ghost can accomplish by way of men. But He did deny ever knowing them. These weren't backsliders. These were wicked, unregenerate, reprobates. These were the seed of Satan.


267-2 SARDISEAN CHURCH AGE - CHURCH AGE BOOK CPT.7 Now if language means anything at all we must admit that Judas was chosen by Jesus (John 13:18), yet he was not clean. (John 13:10-11), Judas was also given to Jesus by the Father. John 17:12. (Let it be noted here that the "choosing" and giving is the exact parallel as in the illustration of Moses and Pharaoh, Jacob and Esau, for though Esau and Pharaoh were both fore-known, they were predestinated to wrath, while the end of Moses and Jacob was glorification. I Peter 2:8-9a shows both reprobates and elect "even to them which stumble at the Word, being disobedient: where-unto also they were appointed. But Ye are a chosen generation.") Judas was numbered with the twelve and actually had a part with them in the ministry previous to Pentecost. Acts 1:16-17, "Men and brethren, this Scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus. For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry." The part that Judas obtained amongst the twelve and then lost was neither inferior to the ministries of the other eleven, nor was it a devilish foreign ministry interjected amongst the ministries of the others. Acts 1:25, "That he may take part of this ministry and apostle-ship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place." Judas, a devil, lost a God-given Holy Ghost ministry, and killed himself and WENT TO HIS OWN PLACE. His name was even in the Book of Life. But his name was blotted out.


359-1 LAODICEAN CHURCH AGE - CHURCH AGE BOOK CPT.9 Now we can see why there were two vines, one true and one false. Now we can see why Abraham had two sons, one after the flesh (the persecuted Isaac) and one after promise. Now we can see how that out of the same parents two boys came forth as twins, one knowing and loving the things of God, and the other knowing much of the same truth, but not of the same Spirit, and hence persecuted the child that was elect. God did not reprobate for the sake of reprobation. He reprobated for the sake of the elect. ELECT CANNOT persecute elect. ELECT CANNOT harm elect. It is the reprobates that persecute and destroy the elect. Oh, those reprobates are religious. They are smart. They are of the Cain line, the serpent seed. They build their Babels, they build their cities, they build their empires, and all the while calling on God. They hate the true seed, and they will do all they can, (even in the Name of the Lord) to destroy God's elect ones. But they are needed. "What is the chaff to the wheat?" No chaff, no wheat. But at the end, what happens to the chaff? It is burned with fire unquenchable. And the wheat? Where is it? It is gathered in His garner. It is where He is.


V    The True come to the Light the false can not take the light.


JOHN 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.


ANOINTED ONES AT END TIME 65-0725M 198 Notice. The Light has to come; it's not in darkness. The Light comes to the darkness, and the darkness perceives it not. Notice now, the anointed ones in this day. As Moses brought out those children of Israel, and they listened, and got all confused with that great nation up there... Now, Israel was interdenominational. It had no land, had no home; it was going to a home. We have no church; we're no--we're--we're going to a church, the church of the Firstborn, the church that's in glory, not the church that's on earth by a man, the church that's in glory, the called-out ones, predestinated to Eternal Life. See? Going to their home, and when they come up to the place to cross over, they doubted the Word. And come back after Joshua and Caleb, and them had went over and brought back a bunch of grapes to prove to them the land was there, the Word of God's promise, "It's a good land, milk and honey." And brought it back on this side to prove it to them, and they tasted of it, and said, "Oh, oh, we can't do it though." What happened? They perished in the wilderness. They stayed right there and organized themselves, and died, every one of them, but the ones that went over and brought the--back, Joshua and Caleb. Moses was translated, a type of the waiting for the church, and the resurrection of the Old Testament, New Testament, and the raptured Body. See the three there? Have to keep them threes in line (See?) so--in the believer and unbeliever.


QUEEN OF SHEBA 61-0219 E-34 You can't hide it. You can't hide genuine life. You take natural life, botany life. Let that sun come warm. Now, like in my country, the little seeds drops off, out of these flowers; they die. They have a funeral procession; the--the skies cry down great big October tears and buries them in the ground. The seed bursts; the pulp runs out. That isn't the end of that flower. Just let the sun, the s-u-n, who has control of all the life of botany, and then when it begins to shine upon the ground and get it in a certain temperature; no other temperature will do it. Nothing else will put that color in there but the sun. So you let it get in the right temperature, the right atmosphere, and that little germ of life hid somewhere in the dirt, will come forth again. Did you ever lay concrete walk and notice in the spring of the year, where is your thickest of the grass? Right around the edge of the walk. What is it? It's that seed that was buried under that walk. And when the temperature gets right, the season gets right, you can't hide life. It'll work its way right through and come stick its little head up and praise God. Because it's life. You can't hide it when the s-u-n is a shining. Just as sure as the s-u-n brings botany life, the S-o-n brings Eternal Life. And you can't hide it. It'll shine forth. There's something has to happen. Jesus said, "If they hold their peace the stones will immediately cry out." Something takes place. When God, the eternal God, begins to shine His Spirit down, those that are ordained to life will recognize it. They'll come and walk in the Light, live in the Light.


JOHN 12:35 Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth. 36 While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them.


JOHN 12:46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.


EPHESIANS 4:17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, 18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: 19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.


V    The false vine are held together by organization.



There's always twins. And that's the reason... Don't forget this, little flock. The church in the last days is going to be twins, so close that'd deceive the elected: Matthew 24:24. See? The church is going... It's a Pentecostal move. It's so much like the real thing, till it would deceive the very elected if it was possible. And a little later on, if I get the chance, I want to explain what, how that election comes. See, it's going to deceive them, because it's almost like the same thing. See, just two fathers, that's all; same mother, same church, same movement, same thing. The bedding ground is the same, where the Word falls; but one of them, like here, is perverted. You understand? Say "amen" if you did see. [Congregation says, "Amen."--Ed.] See, one of them is a perversion, because it's the wrong father. Which, I will prove someday, if God will let me, that denomination is the mark of the beast. See, it's a wrong father. He's steering people to an organization instead of to the Word. See? It's the wrong father. It's a Cain move.


QA HEBREWS PART.3 57-1006 305-591 Now, watch. Cain's children were always... And before the antediluvian destruction, they were the smart people, the scientists, the educators, and very religious, but was the condemned bunch. See? Now, watch. They were just like their father Cain. Cain, he was a religious man. He built a beautiful altar, and made a beautiful church, and tried to make it look prettier than that little mission that Seth had down there. Did you know that? He sure... He decorated the altar with flowers, and fixed it beautiful, and made it pretty, and made a great, big, swell church, because he thought that he could find favor with God by doing so. And Abel went over and got a little lamb, and started pulling it over to the altar, and laid it on a rock, and killed it. 305-593 And now, if God being just, if all He required was worship, Cain worshipped God with just as much sincerity as Abel did. Both of them were sincere. Both of them was trying to find grace with God. They were neither one of them infidels. They were both absolutely believers in Jehovah. Now, there, that gives us something to think of. Some here tonight I've never seen, people, I've never seen you before. But you must realize this, and keep this in your mind. See? No matter how religious you are, that don't have one thing to do with it. You might live in church; you might be ever so sincere; and you're still lost. See? And you say, "Well," you say, "our pastors are the smartest; they come through the seminaries and get the best education. They're theologians; they know all--all the theology and so forth. And they're smart, trained, the very, the elected best that we know of." And they could still be lost. See?


II PETER 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. 2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. 3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not. 4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast [them] down to hell, and delivered [them] into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; 5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth [person], a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; 6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned [them] with an overthrow, making [them] an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly; 7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: 8 (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed [his] righteous soul from day to day with [their] unlawful deeds;) 9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished: 10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous [are they], selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities. 11 Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord. 12 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption; 13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, [as] they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots [they are] and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you; 14 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:

15 Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam [the son] of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; 16 But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man's voice forbad the madness of the prophet. 17 These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever. 18 For when they speak great swelling [words] of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, [through much] wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error. 19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage. 20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. 21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known [it], to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. 22 But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog [is] turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.



V    The True are held together by Revelation of the Word.


QA HEBREWS PART.1 57-0925 242-192 But now, Cain worshipped, all of his carnal works, just like the carnal church today, they go to church; they worship. Cain worshipped; he wasn't an infidel; he wasn't a communist. Cain was a believer; he went to God; he built an altar. He done every religious thing that Abel done, but he didn't have the spiritual revelation of the will of God. Blessed be the Name of the Lord. There you are. Do you see it? He didn't have the spiritual revelation, and that's what's the matter with the church today. And Jesus said He'd build His church on that spiritual revelation. You get it? Oh, my, your eyes come open now. See? The spiritual revelation... Cain come; he built an altar; he worshipped; he brought sacrifice; he knelt down; he praised God; he worshipped God; he done everything religious that Abel done. And God flatly refused him, because he didn't have the spiritual revelation. 242-194 Follow that same line of Cain right down through to the ark, from the ark right up into Israel, from Israel right on into Jesus, and from Jesus right on till this day, and see if that carnal, fundamental church, stiff and starch, scholarly... I mean men who have the Scriptures, who knows all the doctrine and the theologies; they can explain it, boy, just like [Brother Branham snaps his finger--Ed.] that, but without spiritual revelation. That's right. That's the doctrine of Cain. The Bible said, "Woe unto them, 'cause they went the doctrine of Cain, and run in the errors of Balaam, and perished in the gainsaying of Korah." The same Book, Jude, he--it said, "They was predestinated to this condemnation." Certainly, they are. See?


FAITH ONCE DELIVERED TO THE SAINTS 55-0501 E-25 Now, how would Abel ever know to bring a lamb? And he was taught by the same father and mother, and Cain was. The only way, the Bible said it was by faith that he offered a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, showing that he was just. In other words, he was justified in the sight of God, and God gave him a revelation what the plan of salvation was. That was through the shedding of blood, not the offering of building churches, and coming with great intellectual faith, and saying, "Certainly..." Cain said, "God, I believe in You. Certainly, I will bow down here." No man facing eternity could ever come falsely, when he knowed that his eternal destination rested upon him finding favor with God. So the man come up with a true heart before God and said, "Lord, I believe in You. And I offer unto Thee this beautiful altar, this beautiful church. And I bring of my substance, and I tithe, and I kneel on my knees, and raise my hands to worship You, Jehovah. Will you receive me?" Just as religious as he could be. But he failed to have the direct revelation.


BOOK OF EXODUS 2 55-1006E E-16 Did you know the whole Church of the living God is built upon the revelation of the Lord Jesus? In the garden of Eden, after the children of Israel... Pardon me. After Cain and Abel and them were turned out of the garden, did you notice how that Cain (being not a communist) who came and worshipped the Lord, and--and offered a sacrifice, and--and done all he could... Very religious, Cain was. But Abel, he came, not with works, but by faith, the Bible said. He offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than that of Cain, God testifying that it--he was righteous, because he seen the program of God, which was revealed to him... Now, they hadn't... The Bible wasn't written then. So if Cain, his brother who set under the same teaching of father and mother, came down and brought fruit to make the offering... But Abel, by revelation he saw that it wasn't fruits that brought us out of the garden of Eden, as some people still think it was. But it wasn't fruits. It was the blood of his mother who made him mortal, or his father. So he came and offered the blood of a lamb by Divine revelation. No one to tell him anything about it, but he, by faith he seen the Son of God coming, and offered a lamb in a figurative type, seeing that Jesus was the Lamb slain before the foundation of the world. And God testified, "That's the truth." God will always testify the truth. That's the reason I'm so happy when we can introduce to the nations of the world, a resurrected Jesus Christ. It's not a fiction story, a story of fiction. It is a absolute positive statement of Jehovah God Himself, that He raised up Jesus from the dead. And it can be proven. That's the good part about it. Now, Cain, when he seen his brother, 'course, he slew his brother, was jealous. But notice how Abel got this.


MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE 65-0221M 43-1 And Abel and Cain in the garden of Eden, Cain drawed his own conception. He said, "Now, look. God's a good God. He's over all nature, so I'll get the beans and potatoes, and I'll get the--the flowers, and I'll make Him a real pretty altar (That's a church). He knelt down; he believed God; he worshipped God, put up his hands, and offered this sacrifice. He done everything religious that Abel did. Abel built the same kind of an altar, but when Abel brought his, he brought a lamb. Now, Cain thought that making an antidote for sin, that his father and mother must have eat fruit as they were taught in that garden. But Abel by Divine revelation knowed that it was the blood that did it: by Divine revelation. And the Bible said in Hebrews the 12th chapter--11th chapter, that Abel by faith (revelation) offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain by which God testified that he was righteous. That right? Amen. Brother, sister, it's just as plain as anything can be to me. There's the whole thing.


V    Both receive a mark in the Forehead (their thoughts), and in the hand (their actions). But the Word of God is the difference. One receives a mark of the beast which is organization, while the other receives the Mark of God which is His Word.


The first time we hear of the mark being set is in the Book of Genesis. God set a mark upon Cain, who was the son of the beast, making this then, "the mark of the beast". Now, in the book of Genesis we do not see where on Cain's body this mark was placed, but we do see his reaction to this mark. He goes out from the Presence of the Lord.


GENESIS 4:15b And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him. 16 And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.


Notice, Cain leaves the presence of the Lord immediately after receiving this mark. Therefore, this mark has to do with his thought pattern, because our actions are only a result of our first thinking. Adultery must take place first in the mind, and then the body follows. To steal you must first think it, then you do it. That is why eve committed adultery with the beast. He had to get her thinking those thoughts first, and then the act followed. The same is for any sin. Lying, stealing, smoking, and drinking are only attributes of unbelief. You think those thoughts and then you do those things. You reap what you sow. That is the Law of reproduction as found in Genesis 1:11 every seed shall bring forth after it's kind. You do not reap a different thing from what you sow. You reap exactly the same life seed that you sow.


REVELATION 13:16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number [is] Six hundred threescore [and] six.


Notice that the mark is IN the forehead. This is the place where the mind controls your body. Your memory is thought to be in the frontal lobe. And notice that the mark is IN the hand. This is in the actions you do.


REVELATION 20:1 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. 2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, 3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.


God also marks the father of this beast race which is Satan himself. I would like for you to notice that this seal is a mark. It comes from the Greek word sphragizo which means : 1) to set a seal upon, mark with a seal, to seal, 1c) in order to mark a person or a thing; hence to set a mark upon by the impress of a seal or a stamp:


Now, I want you to notice that God also has a Seal that He places upon the true Seed of God, the Elect. It is called the Mark of God, or the Seal of God. It is also placed IN the forehead, and notice the effect upon those who are marked with it.


EZEKIEL 9:4 And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof. 5 And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: 6 Slay utterly old [and] young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom [is] the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which [were] before the house. 7 And he said unto them, Defile the house, and fill the courts with the slain: go ye forth. And they went forth, and slew in the city.


In the New Testament we see Jesus also speak of this mark or seal of God.


JOHN 3:33 He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true.


Here we find John the Baptist telling the disciples that the evidence that you have received the seal of God's approval is that you receive the Testimony of Christ.


JOHN 6:27 Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.


We find Jesus' own words telling us that He Himself, has been marked out by God. He let's us know that He has been sealed with the Seal of God, which is the approval of God.


II CORINTHIANS 1:21 Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, [is] God; 22 Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.


I believe what Paul is telling us here is that this anointing is when the Lord anoints the Word which has been placed in our hearts by faithful men, and God anoints that Word and it drops into our soul becoming a Spiritual revelation.


Paul said, EPHESIANS 1:13 In whom ye also [trusted], after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, 14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.


Notice, Paul said "After that you believed you were sealed. Then believing comes before the sealing, or receiving the mark of God.


BLASPHEMOUS NAMES 62-1104M 22-1 Patience, and so forth, there's a mockery of it, a pretending to be, a nature given faith, a nature given virtue. There's a nature given temperance. And all these things are nature given. And the biggest part of our faith is mental faith. By hearing the Word it brings us to a mental recognition of God. But if this coming from above, oh, brother, if it ever strikes this, there is a godly, spiritual faith. Then what does that faith do? That faith recognizes only the Word. No matter what anything else says, it only recognizes the Word, because "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (And the Word's still God.) And the Word was made flesh and dwelled among us." And when the word Itself is pouring into our faith, our mental faith becomes a spiritual revelation. "And upon this foundation I'll build My Church," (See?), not upon a mental conception of church joining, a mental conception of that, but upon the revelation. When them streams of grace has poured into that mental faith that you've got, then upon this, a spiritual revelation, "I'll build My Church and the gates of hell can't prevail against it." See? That shows they would be against it, but it'll never prevail. Oh, what a glorious thing.


BLASPHEMOUS NAMES 62-1104M 23-4 And then, that was number one. Number one, coming to you, your mental faith, right here, comes the Holy Spirit, coming down into your mental faith making it a spiritual faith. Then the spiritual faith only recognizes the Word. Now, and number two--three: Then you'll have spiritual, you'll be--have the Holy Spirit, and will seal all these things into you, as that Holy Spirit covers this. From your faith up to the Holy Spirit seals you in with Christ; then you become one. Amen. You become one. See, you and Christ live together. "At that day you'll know that I'm in the Father, the Father in Me, I in you, and you in Me." See? Then that's a sealed unit of the Lord God. Now, and then they are vindicated and placed. When that time takes place, they become vindicated sons and daughters of God.


ISRAEL IN EGYPT 53-0325 104 Well, they say, "I don't need anybody to teach me. Glory to God, I got the Holy Ghost." Well then, the Holy Ghost was wrong when It said It set some in the church, teachers. God put them in the church as teachers. That settles it. Why'd He put teachers in there, if the Holy Ghost is going to do all the teaching? Huh. All right. See? What people needs is their brains baptized, besides their water. That's right. All right.


DEMONOLOGY 2 RELIGIOUS 53-0609 178 "How little you preachers know." I said, "Instead of baptizing your body, you need your brains baptized." That's right. You don't stop to think of things. You don't try to consider it."


EPHESIANS 4:30 And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.


REVELATION 15:2 And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, [and] over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. 3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous [are] thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true [are] thy ways, thou King of saints. 4 Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for [thou] only [art] holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.


Now, contrast those who have received the seal or mark of God with those who have received the mark of the beast. Those who have received the mark of God, or have been sealed in, will not be harmed by any of the plagues. But those who have received the mark of the beast have fitted themselves for destruction.


ROMANS 9:22 [What] if God, willing to shew [his] wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction: 23 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory,


REVELATION 14:9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive [his] mark in his forehead, or in his hand, 10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: 11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. 12 Here is the patience of the saints: here [are] they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.


REVELATION 16:2 And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and [upon] them which worshipped his image.


REVELATION 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.


REVELATION 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and [I saw] the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received [his] mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.


V    The bad outshine the good in works.


SMYRNAEAN CHURCH AGE 60-1206 32 Man's always trying to outsmart the very Creator that made him, and he doesn't do a thing but kill hisself. As a few Sundays ago I preached on the--the "Hybrid Religion." That's exactly. When you hybreed anything, you can never, it's done. It's finished; it can't come back no more. A mule can never breed back and have another mule, because he--he's a mule; he's a hybrid. Fine corn, you can't raise fine corn off of fine hybrid corn. It won't even... It might come up, but it's--oh, it's no good at all. You can't do it. Anything that's hybrid's no good. And a hybrid religion's no good. As long as you're trying to add something to what God said, or do something that God don't want you to do, it's a hybrid religion. It might look pretty. Oh, hybrid corn will outshine the natural corn. An old mule will outwork two horses. Well, that's... It ain't working, brother; it's grace that we're saved by: not by works are we saved, but by grace. So that might...


124-4 SMYRNAEAN CHURCH AGE - CHURCH AGE BOOK CPT.4 Talk about a hybrid. Do you know the most famous hybrid in the world? It has been with us for ages. It is the mule. It is a cross between a donkey and a horse. He is a funny kind of an animal. He can't reproduce himself. He has no life that can do that. Yet talk about work. He can outwork the horse or the donkey. But watch his nature. He is stubborn and you can never trust him. He is a perfect picture of hybrid religion. A cross between truth and darkness, for the horse is a type of the true believer and the ass a picture of the unrighteous one. Mix them and you have a sterile, formal religion. It hasn't the seed of life. It is dead. It can talk about truth but it can't produce it. It doesn't have God in its midst, yet it gathers together and talks about God, and all the while systematically denies the power. They will deny the Word in the very Name of the Lord. And there is never any hope for them. Do you realize that no organized religion ever had a revival? Never! Once they organized they died. They can't ever come back. No sir. I can show you that in type. In Exodus 13:13, "And every firstling of an ass thou shalt redeem with a lamb; and if thou wilt not redeem it, then thou shalt break his neck; and all the first-born of man among thy children shalt thou redeem." See, the ass can be redeemed. Every miserable sinner can be redeemed by the blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ, or in rejecting Christ be rejected himself. But you don't redeem the mule. There is no redemption for him. There is no blood for him. There can't be because the mule takes refuge in the church while the ass takes refuge in the blood. The mule has "no seed" in him that can be quickened, but the ass has seed.


380-1 RESUME OF THE AGES - CHURCH AGE BOOK CPT.10 Thus at this very moment we are in the complete fulfillment of Matthew 24:24 "insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect." And who is it that shall attempt to deceive the very elect? Why, the spirit of antichrist in the "false anointed ones" of this last day. These false ones have already come in "Jesus' Name" claiming that they have been anointed of God for the last day. They are the false Messiahs (anointed ones). They claim that they are prophets. But are they one with the Word? Never. They have added to it or taken from it. No one denies that the Spirit of God manifesting in gifts is upon them. But like Balaam they all have their programs, make their appeal for money, exercise gifts, but deny the Word or by-pass it for fear that a controversy might diminish their chances for greater gain. Yet they preach salvation and deliverance through the power of God, just like Judas, with a ministry imparted by Christ. But because they are wrong seed, consequently they have a wrong spirit motivating them. Religious? Oh my! They outshine the elect in effort and zeal, but it is Laodicean, not of Christ, for it looks for big crowds, big programs and startling signs amongst them. They preach the second coming of Christ, but deny the advent of the prophet-messenger, though in power and signs and true revelation he eclipses them all. Ah yes, this false spirit that in the last day is so close to the real, can be distinguished only by its deviation from the Word, and whenever it is caught in being anti-Word, it falls back on the one argument we have already shown to be false: "We get results, don't we? We have to be of God."


V    We are identified with Him in baptism, and He identifies with us in the Baptism of the Spirit.


The world will not repent of their own thinking, noer will they die out to self. But the Elect alone will identify with Him by dying out to self, then He comes in and identifies Himself with us, and fills the vessel with his Own God Life.


I CORINTHIANS 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 10 But God hath revealed [them] unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know [them], because they are spiritually discerned. 15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. 16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.


IDENTIFIED WITH CHRIST 59-1220E 73 But how do you become identified with Jesus Christ? First, you repent of what you already have done. And then, you're identified with Him here in the pool. No doubt but what many will be identified with Him in a few minutes. In the pool you are identified with Him in baptism, for if we are buried in Christ we are identified to His death, burial, and resurrection. That's why we are baptized. We go down into the water, come back up to witness that we believe in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. And if we be planted in His likeness in His death, God gave us a promise: we'll be like Him in the resurrection.


IDENTIFIED WITH CHRIST 59-1220E 78 And now, if you can see it by faith, before the real desire ever strikes you, come forward, be identified with Him in baptism. And then, as you're planted in the likeness of His death, you shall also share in His likeness in the resurrection. For when He come from the grave, He was the same Jesus that went into the grave. And if we be in Christ (how do we get in? By Holy Spirit baptism.), at that day we'll come forth and share in His resurrection. There used to be a little song that I used to sing years ago. To be like Jesus, to be like Jesus, On earth I long to be like Him. All through life's journey From earth to Glory, I only ask to be like Him. From Bethlehem's manger came forth a Stranger; (A Stranger to the world.) On earth I long to be like Him. All through life's journey From earth to Glory, I only ask to be like Him. 79 Share in His meekness, you'll share also in His power. Share in His obedience, and you'll share in His resurrection. Do as God says do. In my heart the greatest thing that I could think of is to be like Jesus Christ, to be identified with Him. There's why I baptize the people in the Name of Jesus Christ, because He is our Identification. We pack the identification. "Whatsoever you do in word or in deed do it in the Name of Jesus Christ, giving praise to God for it." And we are identified with Him in baptism.