DEWITT TABERNACLE TEACHING SERIES
A PERSONAL NOTE TO OUR READERS: Dear
friends and family of God, we are now one month into a New Year.
This writer has been studying and Preaching God’s Endtime Message for
51 years now. My testimony is that
The Lord Jesus will surely come for us sometime in this year of 2019!
More and more I am convinced that we are being called on to believe The
Lord for all of our Families to be in His Bride!
Is anything too hard for our God? Do
we believe He can be that good? No
man as yet knows how good He can be, and is being to his Bride!
May He pour out His blessings of all kinds on His Beloved.
We long to meet those of you that we haven’t yet met.
In the meantime, we love you and pray for you and thank you for your
support. We want to be on the front
line against the evils of Satan. With
your help, we can Press the battle, giving the enemy no quarter.
In His service,
Br. C.W. Wood & Church
God given spiritual life in a human being is a deep mystery and causes the
change of the whole being upon those that the Holy Ghost descends upon.
The new life as it enters the heart (soul) causes intense inward
pain as one of its First effects. True
conversion will be shown in conviction of Sin.
This is a true Sign and will always follow the Spirit’s work.
A supposed conversion that does not wound the Person and strip
them of their love for sin is not a true conversion!
God never clothes us until He has first stripped us, nor
does He quicken us with His Gospel until He has First shown us our desperate
need. I believe we could
restate that like this, we have to first be shown we
are lost before we can be
Saved. If you have never been lost,
then you have never been saved! When
we See a Person who has never been convicted of Sin, then we can
know that they have never been worked on by the Holy Ghost, “For when He
has come, He will reprove the world of Sin and of Righteousness and Judgement.”
When the Holy Ghost comes and breathes on us, He withers all the glory of
man. On those of us who have delved
in deep Sin, conviction will be strong and alarming, on
others it may be less, but as long as Sin is confessed, mourned
over and forsaken, we have evidence of the fruit of the Spirit.
Where these things are not in evidence, the New Birth has not taken
In order to deal with the lost Souls according to knowledge, we must
explain Religion. First of all
Religion has to do with the works and the ability of man, while
true conversion is a Supernatural work of God that changes us from the
inside out. Religion is an attempt
by unconverted People to Pattern after the converted ones
they know, but who lack the Inward Power of the Spirit to walk
their testimony! Religion trusts in
how well a Person can obey the Laws of God, while Christianity trusts in how
Jesus Christ Kept the Law in our stead. Religion
fails you when the trials become severe, while true Conversion brings us
to the mountain top again. Do
that a Soul has been saved
until you See and hear sincere, simple Faith in the Lord
Jesus! If a Person claims to have
repented, but it is not followed by Faith in Jesus, then the
repentance was faulty and needs to be attended to.
“Repentance is to leave the Sins we loved before; and show that we
are in earnest grieve, by doing so no more.”
Repentance and Faith are twins. God
sends His Faith to the repentant. There
will be a Sorrow for Past Sins and a Holy Grief for having
committed them. There will be a hatred
of Sin, which Proves that its hold over us has ended.
There will be a practical turning away from Sin, which shows that
the life of the old Soul has been changed.
Ezek. 18:4 “-------the Soul that Sinneth, it shall die.” (Except the Person repents)
To live under the Power of any known sin is a sign of us
being “the servant of Sin.”
“For his servant you are to whom you obey.”
He may believe he is alright, but he is still in the gall of
bitterness and the bonds of iniquity while a Single Sin still rules
in his life. (Unless he has repented and is crying out for deliverance)
There must be a harmony between his testimony and the life
he is living! A Christian
Professes to stop his Sinning, and if he does not do so he is a hypocrite
to use the name Christian. This
is the Position that those who are only religious hold.
They use the name of Christ in order to gain ground for the flesh man to
continue in the world, and the Church at the same time!
This could be called “ignorance gone to seed”
for a man to suppose he is fooling his Creator!
Another true Sign of having repented is that the Person will pray.
They will Seek the will of God for their life.
When a Person Professes Faith in the
and yet does not Pray and Seek God’s will and plan for
his life, then we dare not believe he has truly repented.
When the Holy Ghost convinced Ananias of Paul’s conversion it
was not “Behold he talks loudly of his Joy and Feelings, but it was “Behold
he Prayeth” and that Prayer was for real, heartbroken, and asking
How can a Person be a disciple of Christ and openly live in disobedience
to Him? If the Person claims to have
been converted and declares that he knows his Lord’s will, but does not intend
to obey it, we are not to Pamper his testimony, but our duty is to tell
him he is not saved!!!
The Lord has said, “He that taketh not up his cross and cometh after me
cannot be my disciple.” God
will tenderly correct our mistakes, but willful disobedience is fatal if not
Jesus must be King over us, as well as Priest, and where
this is not so the Foundation of Christianity is not yet laid!
And so we See that there are certain spiritual signs by which we may recognize
God’s Handiwork in Salvation.
There is no need for guess work, there are no white-black Birds,
no drunk-sober men. We are
changed or else we are still in the Same Worldly Pit!
A Soul Winner can do nothing without God.
All who suppose they can subdue human nature with sad tales or
human arguments will Fail. When God
spoke to Job about Job’s ability to tame Leviathan (the crocodile)
He asked him, “Can you catch him with a fishhook?
Can you play with him as with a little bird?”
In the salvation of lost souls our dependence must be upon God,
and our Joy be because He has sent us forth to seek to win Souls for Him.
But now for a word of warning against religious folks who can learn how to
sit in Church with the converted ones and copy much of the true signs of
Christianity! It is not at all wrong
to go to Church, but the Scriptures speak of a group of Church going People
who were at the White Throne Judgement, and were told by God that He never knew
them. He knew them alright, but that
knowing was the knowledge that they had never truly repented and
therefore were never really Converted! They
will be horrified at this report. My
Question to the Unconverted is: Hadn’t you many times rather be warned beforehand
of your lack than to be told of it when it’s too late to remedy it??
Do you testify as to being a Christian?
And if so what do you give as your Proof?
Pastors, do not be in too much of a hurry to take People to the Baptismal
tank. Listen, not only to their
testimony, but watch their life for signs of a Soul change.
It is much easier to bring an uneducated heathen into the Kingdom than to
deal with one who has been educated into the Gospel and baptized while not
being converted. A great burden
in our modern churches is the baptizing of unsaved People.
Though their intentions may be good, but their life lacks the spiritual
Power to overcome. And the Fact
still remains that there is only one form of Eternal Life and that is the Spirit
of Christ in us, which is the Holy Ghost, which is the New Birth, which is what
true Conversion is!
Our Word Prophet, Br. William Branham preached a sermon called “The
Token” He Preached it four times and declared that
it was perhaps the most important sermon he ever Preached.
Following is a Quote from one of those
sermons. QUOTE: “THE TOKEN”
TX pg. 8)
we have been saying in
Religion but Conversion!
“Let me say this to you my Christian Friend.
Our attorney is also our Judge and our--our judge became our attorney.
The case is settled when we receive His pardon.
The judge Himself came down and became the attorney, and the attorney and
judge is the same Person. God became
man, that He might justify man by His Own death that He placed upon him.
Hallelujah! That means,
Praise our God! He deserves all
praises. Our judge and our attorney
is the same Person.
48 The Holy Ghost is the Token that we
have been pardoned. The case is closed. To
every man and woman that truly has received the baptism of the Holy Ghost, he
has been tried, he is identified with his attorney., with his judge, with his
sacrifice, and the Token he holds in his possession shows that his
trip is paid to Glory.
It’s all over. He holds
that Token. It’s his, the baptism
of the Holy Spirit, which is the witness of the resurrection of Jesus.
Amen. Do you believe it?
[Congregation says, “Amen.”—Ed.]
That’s your identification, you’re holding
if you haven’t got the Token, you’ll not be coming in.
You must have the Token. That’s
the required price, “When I see the blood, the blood is the Token.
When I see the blood I’ll pass over you.”
You must have the Token. If
you don’t, why, you won’t go. You’ve
got to have the Token.
50 If the Token was not displayed, the
token wasn’t showed down there, even the covenant wasn’t in effect.
You say, “Well, now, brother Branham, now wait just a minute.”
That’s exactly right.
51 The Token was above the covenant.
For Israel had a covenant to be circumcised, and any Jew could
and show any
person, I can
prove to you I am circumcised, I am a Jew, I am circumcised according to
Jehovah’s command,” but yet that didn’t expel him if the Token wasn’t
there also. He must display the
Token. Do you get it?
[Congregation says, “Amen”—ED.]
He…The Token has got to be there, anyhow.
And if you are in the covenant…If any Jew would say, “I ain’t
putting no blood on my door, I can prove that I am a covenant Jew,” the death
Angel got him.