DEWITT TABERNACLE TEACHING SERIES
By C.W. Wood
READERS: In the U.S.A and overseas, greetings in the Name of the Great Creator,
The Lord Jesus Christ! What a
privilege to be allowed to minister the Word of God to you and to know that the
thoughts are not mine, but God’s own mind delivered to His Word Prophet,
William Branham, and then to those who will hear.
As I listen to the Prophet warn us in his sermons of 50 years ago, that
we were in the last days of time, I am made to wonder how close we must be now!
Surely, we can say that we are no longer in the last days, but in the
last hours. God’s time clock ticks
away and He has set the date for the Resurrection and Rapture.
Perhaps it will be today, no one knows, but I am taking this time to
thank each one of you individually for your help with the work here.
Some of you have been so faithful for so long and we will never forget
it, neither will our Lord!
The name of this sermon indicates that this message is for God’s Bride.
It will not be understood by anyone else, yet we are told to, “Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel!”
With all my heart, I believe this is one more revelation that will
give the Bride, Rapturing Faith. I
would like to say from the start that this is not Br. Wood’s theology.
I will be reading it from the Bible and from our Prophet’s Message.
My thoughts, like yours, can be wrong, but we have before us God’s Word
and it has never and can never be proven wrong.
And so, I would ask you to let His Word today be our absolute, the final
say. Let it remove all our doubts.
I have learned that God’s Word will always be challenged, but if I can
stay with it, He always proves it right! Having
said all of that, I want to make a statement to show you where I am going with
this sermon. Here is the statement:
There is a group of people on the Earth today called The Bride of Christ and
they have never sinned, in the eyes of God, neither in Heaven nor on Earth!
We were first created in Gen. 1:26-27, in a body like God’s own
Body, called a theophany. In that
Body, there was no sin! And that
sinless body is still in Heaven. (11
Cor. 5:1) But a part of it (a Seed)
was put here in flesh and that part that’s in this flesh has still never
sinned, the real us. It was not our
fault that we were born in flesh and subjected to vanity.
God did it for reasons of His own. (Rom.
8:20) He looks on the heart, where
the real us is, where there is no sin.
I will start by giving the statements of the Prophet about this and as we
go along, we will give the scriptures to back him up!
QUOTE: INVISIBLE UNION, PG’S 32-33, 1965, (The two Books of
Life) You are separated from your first union by spiritual death.
Now, you are born again or remarried again to the new spiritual union
of—not your natural life of the things of the world, but Eternal Life.
That germ that was in you at the beginning, found you.
Now, your old book is gone with your old union.
Now, your name in your old…has been transferred.
Now you say, “Do you mean to tell me that my old book…?”
God put it in the sea of His forgetfulness.
You stand perfectly before God.
Now, your name is now in the new Book, not in the Book of Life, but the
Lamb’s Book of Life. What the Lamb
redeemed. Not the old book of your
natural union, but you’re new Bride! Hallelujah!
Your new Life is in the Lamb’s Book of Life-your marriage certificate,
hallelujah! Where your true eternal
germ from the beginning takes hold.” (End
All of God’s Creation was created with His True Germ of Life in them.
“And God saw everything that He had made, and behold it was very good….”
QUOTE: INVISIBLE UNION, NOV. 1965,
PG. 30, “But see, the attributes
that are in God had to be displayed. He
was to be a Saviour. And to make everything perfect, the way He had it, then
there could be nothing lost. Oh
don’t be children, be men and women. We
are at the end of the road.” (End of Quote)
Now, back to our quote on pages 32-33 of Invisible Union.
Here he explains that the real us has never sinned, not in Heaven, nor on
QUOTE: INVISIBLE UNION PG’S 32-33, NOV. 1965, “Now, you
are not only forgiven, but you are justified.
Rom. 5:1 said,“Therefore
being justified by faith……” Look
up the word. The word don’t mean forgiven.
For instance, you hear that I got drunk and done some evil things and
everything; then you come around saying to me…you found out I didn’t do
them. Then you come around and say,
“Brother Branham, I forgive you!” Forgive
me! I didn’t do it in the first
Now, if I did do it, I am guilty; but you could forgive me and I
wouldn’t be guilty; but yet I am not justified, because I actually did it.
But Word, justified, is as
though you never done it. It’s not
even regarded at all. How is it
done? In God’s Book of the sea of
forgetfulness, your old book and marriage is divorced and dead and isn’t even
in the memories of God. Amen!
You are justified. Therefore
being justified….you were accused; you never done it in the first place!
The old union is in the sea of God’s forgetfulness.
You weren’t married to it to begin with.
He, the Bridegroom bore your shame Himself, for you in your place.
He took your place, for you were predestinated for Him to be in His Bride
before the foundation of the world. The
Bible said so. You are the
predestinated Seed.” (End of
Now, in what we have just read, Br. Branham is telling us that the real,
true, spiritual us that was created in Heaven, Perfect Beings, has never sinned.
Rom. 8:19-23, “For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the
manifestation of the sons of God.
For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason
of Him who hath subjected the same in hope,
Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of
corruption into the glorious liberty of the Children of God.
For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain
together until now.
And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the first fruits of the
Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to
wit, the redemption of our body.
Notice verse 20, “The
creature (us the Bride) was made subject to vanity (sin on Earth in flesh)---not
willingly!” Not willingly!!
We chose to stay with our Creator, but it came time for us to be put in
flesh to prove God’s power over Lucifer. So,
the Bride was taken from those who chose to follow their Creator and not
Lucifer! But one third of the
created beings chose to follow Lucifer. We
can know they were warned and warned and warned, but would not heed the warning!
God has never sent judgment without warning.
He is just!
And so, some angels in Heaven did not sin up there and some did sin up
there! It was their choice!
And the one who did not sin in Heaven (by following Lucifer)… that true
Spirit in them was placed on Earth in flesh!
That true Spirit, called “The Seed of God” in 1 John 3:9 has
never sinned and can never sin. That
Seed, in the Bride is the inside man,
the flesh is the outside man, made
subject to sin!
Here is the revelation we are teaching: the Bride was justified in Heaven
before there was a world! Our names
were put in the Lamb’s Book of Life before the Earth was created.
Let’s read that in Rom. 8:29:33,
“For whom He did foreknow, He
also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be
the firstborn among many brethren.
Moreover whom He did predestinate, them He also called: and whom He
called, them He also justified: and whom He justified, them He also glorified.
Verse 31 What shall we
then say to these things? If God be
for us, who can be against us?
Verse 32 He that
spared not His own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall He not with
Him also freely give us all things?
Verse 33 Who shall lay
any thing to the charge of God’s Elect? It
is God that justifieth.
Verse 34 Who is
He that condemneth? It is Christ
that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of
God, who also maketh intercession for us.
We were glorified in Heaven before
coming to Earth.
QUOTE: INVISIBLE UNION, NOV. 1965 PG. 37, “I am not scattering
that to the local assembly here, I am speaking to the people out across the
Do what you wish to.
Now, notice the anointed Word of His day of which you are a part by
immediately…like knew, when you heard that, you knew right quick
you were an eagle. You also
realized you were not a denominational chicken to begin with.
You knew there was something wrong there.
There is something wrong. That
is right, for you know you were trapped into it at the beginning.
He, the Bridegroom, took away your shame and put it in the sea of
forgetfulness by the washing of the Water of the Word and the Blood of Life.
That is what the Bible said.
Your first husband that you
were married to, the world, the anointed Bridegroom, which foreordained you, has
washed you by the washing of the water by the church….That don’t sound right
does it? You might find that in the
almanac, but not in God’s Bible. By
the washing of the Water by the Word, and the Word!
You are standing complete, justified, as though you never did it at the
This is my message to the Church now as you…as we go off the air just
in a minute. You are standing, if
you are standing on God’s Word and with God’s Word.
Every amen, every jot, every tittle.
Where are you standing? I am
trying to tell you: Pull away from those shucks and get out here in the wheat
where you can get ripe before the sun. I
hear the coming of the combine. You
are standing complete, justified like you never did it in the first place.
Hallelujah! Talk about a
Thanksgiving. I feel real good. I am
more thankful for that than anything I know of.
You are the pure, virtuous, sinless Bride of the Son of the Living God.
Every man and woman that is born of the Spirit of God, washed in the
Blood of Jesus Christ and believes every Word of God, stands as though you never
sinned in the first place. You are
perfect. The Blood of Jesus
Christ.” (End of Quote)
The real, inside man never has sinned in God’s eyes.
Believe it and go in the Rapture. Doubt
it and go through the Tribulation!
Matt. 5:48, “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father
which is in Heaven is perfect.”
Can we be perfect in out fallen flesh?
Never! God knew it, but He
had watched us choose to stay with Him in Heaven and He put a wedding band on
our finger up there! It was
unmerited Grace here on Earth, not our own doing down here.
God did it, Himself.
QUOTE: INVISIBLE UNION NOV. 1965 PG. 39, “Now, notice you’re
not only that, but you are going to a wedding in the sky and you are wearing the
wedding band of predestinated unmerited Grace, a wedding band of Grace,
unmerited of your own. God did it
Himself. He knew you before the
foundation of the world, so he slipped the wedding band on you there—put your
name on the Book. What a
Praise our God. (End of
The point the Prophet and the scripture are making over and over is that
our first created being, our theophany in Heaven made in God’s own Image and
Likeness, has never been capable of sinning.
Neither in Heaven, nor here on Earth.
We couldn’t sin here on Earth in the inner
man that was part of our theophany. Paul
had that revelation and said in Rom. 7:14-25 that it was no longer his
real self that sinned in the flesh.
Rom. 7:14-25, “For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under
Verse 15 For that which I
would do I allow not; for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do
Verse 16 If then I do that
which I would not, I consent to the law that it is good.
Verse 17 Now then it is no
more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
Verse 18 For I know that in
me (that is, in my flesh), dwelleth no good thing;
for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I
Verse 19 For the good that I
would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.
Verse 20 Now if I do that I
would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
Verse 21 I find then a law,
that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.
Verse 22 For I delight in the
law of God after the inward man:
Verse 23 But I see another
law in my members, warring against the law of my mind. and bringing me into
captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.
Verse 24 O wretched man that
I am! Who shall deliver me from the
body of this death?
Verse 25 I thank God through
Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with
the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.
Can you see that Paul was teaching
that his inner man had never sinned!
He said with my mind (now that I have the revelation of the inner
man as compared to the flesh man)
I now know that my inner man has never sinned! One
QUOTE: INVISIBLE UNION, NOV. 1965, PG. 38, “The call of the Holy
Spirit searching the hearts…. You’re standing completely.
You never sinned in the first place.
God don’t even know….It is in the sea of forgetfulness.
You never did it. You were
accused of it by the accuser, but really from the beginning, you were
predestinated to be a son or daughter of God.
You are standing there washed, and your old book of divorcement is put
away and is dead, absolutely out of existence even in the mind of God.
You are the virtuous Bride of Christ, washed in the Blood of
Christ—precious, virtuous, sinless, Son of God standing with a pure
unadulterated Bride Word that He washed by the Water of His own Blood that
became flesh manifested that He might take you, which were predestinated in the
bosom of the Father before the beginning, the same as He was.
(End of Quote)
We will close with a most powerful Word of God.
11 Cor. 5:20-21, “Now
then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray
you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.
Verse 21 For He hath made Him
to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of
God in Him”