Dewitt Tabernacle Teaching Series
“THE BRIDE'S FINAL 40 DAYS ON
IN A THEOPHANY BODY”
By C.W. Wood
We Believe the Bride will end up with a Forty-Day time period during
which they will be in their Theophany bodies on Earth before they are caught up
in the Rapture. We believe this will
be the Short, Quick Work, the Prophet spoke about.
We Believe there will be Signs and Wonders that will convince the last
ones to come into the Kingdom. Perhaps
some of these last ones could be the family members of the Bride.
Bro. Branham made a statement that seems to support this view.
He said, “Notice the Wisdom of the Holy Ghost, who knew that at Rapture
time the Bride would be looking around to see if their loved ones made it.”
To this writer, he was indicating that our family would be there.
Can we believe that Jesus could be that Gracious?
We Believe that when man was First created that he was a Spiritual Being
and had a body like God’s own Body. Gen.
1:26 And God said, “Let us make man in our Image, after our Image…”
Verse 27 “So God created man in His own Image, in the Image of
God created He him; male and female created He them.”
We are not living in those First Bodies now.
A part of us was taken from those First bodies and put here in Flesh.
(A Seed out of the Theophany)
This Sexual Birth was not God’s original Plan.
Adam was supposed to Speak his children into existence.
But God in order to Prove to Satan that the Holy Ghost was more Powerful
than the rebellious spirit of Lucifer…allowed sexual birth, but
would save us from the lost soul and the devilish flesh that came
Rom. 8:20-21, Verse
20. “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 shall also be delivered from the bondage of
corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.”
In this sermon, I want to Preach about our other being (Our
First Creation) our Supernatural body called a Theophany.
The one we will be in before we go up.
Let’s look at Peter’s Theophany First!
Acts 10:1-26, we see a strange thing (Strange until God reveals it
to us) Cornelius was a devout man of God. He
served God and Feared God with all his house.
One day, while praying, he saw a vision, an Angel of God, who said
to him “Cornelius” when he looked at this angel, he was afraid and he said,
“What is it, Lord? And the angel
said, “Your prayers are heard and your alms are come up before the Lord!
(It was Peter in a body like God’s own Body)
Verse 5, “Send men to Joppa and call for Simon Peter!”
Verse 25, Peter went to Caesarea to Cornelius’ house and as he
was going into the house, Cornelius met him and fell down at his feet and
worshipped him. But Peter took him
up and said, “Stand up, I myself am also a man.”
The Revelation is that the Angel that Cornelius had seen in the Vision
was the Theophany body of Peter the Flesh-Man and they bore
the same image. (They looked
The Bride has a supernatural Body like that!
It is Fearfully and Wonderfully made!
It’s like God’s own body He uses when He wants to Appear to men.
Look at Acts 10:30, And
Cornelius said, “Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth
hour I prayed in my house, and behold, a man stood before me in bright
clothing.” It was Peter in his
Supernatural Body, and when the flesh man, Peter, came, Cornelius thought it was
the Angel again.
In Acts, Chapter 12, Peter was arrested by Herod and was put in
prison under the guard of four quarternions of soldiers and was going to kill
him after Easter. But the church was
praying for Peter, who was bound with chains between two soldiers, with more
soldiers guarding the door. And the
Angel of the Lord came to him and a light shined in the prison, the Angel smote
Peter on the side and the chains fell off of him.
And the Angel said, “Get your garments on and follow me.”
And the Angel took him through all the locked doors and gates…Then the
angel left him! Verse 4, When
Peter had come to himself (He thought he had been dreaming)
He said, “Now I know the Lord has sent His Angel and delivered me from
Herod.” Verse 12 And Peter
went to the house of Mary, the mother of John Mark, where the people were
praying for him. He knocked on the
door and a girl came and she recognized Peter’s voice.
She got so excited that she didn’t let him in, but ran back and told
the people that Peter was at the door. But
they said, “Thou art mad.” (It
couldn’t be Peter because he was chained in the inner prison)
(So they thought) Now
remember, this was the Church that had been praying for Peter.
Herod had already killed James the brother of John.
But they didn’t stop the girl’s testimony, she said, “It was
Peter’s Voice.” Then they
said, “It must be Peter’s Angel that the girl heard.
Very evidently, they had some teaching about Guardian Angels (Theophanys!)
Peter kept knocking and they finally let him in but Scripture says
“they were astonished.”
In John 15:27, Jesus said to His Disciples “You also shall bear
witness about Me, because you have been with Me From the Beginning.”
Meaning, From the Beginning of Creation, when they were created in
a body like God’s own body. QUOTE:
C.O.D. BOOK PAGE 339-340, “The
elects first created body was not a flesh body!
“When God made man He made him a Theophany----When God made man in His
image, in His likeness, there Was no man yet to till the soil, and God had done
made them male and female. That’s
right, no man to till the soil.” (End
We are now in a Flesh
body, but we have another Body that is an Eternal Body in the Heavens, not made
with hands. 2nd Corinthians 5:1
“For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved we
have a building of God. house (body) not made with hands, eternal in the
heavens.” (This house in the
heavens is a Spoken Word body, we are spoken Word seed.)
do we believe God’s Prophet? Then
he said, “Our other body, our other
being is our Guardian Angel.”
Quote: Matt. 18:10
and then the C.O.D. BOOK, PAGE 560,
Bride’s Theophany their
He said that there is
a part of us in Heaven now, in that other dimension, in a Theophany body.
Bro. Branham indicated that our other body is actually our Guardian
Angel. We will quote Matt. 18:10,
then give Bro Branham’s statement concerning this Scripture.
Jesus said, “Take heed that you despise not one of these little ones,
for I say unto you that in heaven their angels do always behold the face of My
Father which is in heaven.”
C.O.D.BOOK, PAGE 560,
If you will notice in Matt. 18:10,
He said, their angels do always behold My Father’s face.
In other words, their angelic bodies that they will go to if they die.”
We read this in 2nd Corinthians 5:1 “If our earthly house be dissolved we have one waiting---.”
know that the angel of Rev. 1:1 was the Theophany body of a Prophet.
This (Prophet Angel) gave to John the whole Book of Revelation.
Scripture says it was a Prophet. Rev.
And he saith unto me, Write,
Blessed are they which are called unto
the marriage supper of the Lamb. And
he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.
And I fell at his feet to worship him.
And he said unto me, See thou do it
not: I am thy fellow-servant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of
Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of Prophecy.
(Acts 3:12, 10:26) Rev.
And I John saw these things, and heard them.
And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet
of the angel which shewed me these things. (same angel)
Then saith he unto me, See thou
do it not: for I am thy fellow-servant, and of thy brethren the prophets and
of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.
I want to Show you what I believe is another Revelation concerning
our Theophany bodies. They are
Supernatural and God-Like! They have
been thought to be God Himself. (Like
John the Revelator thought the Prophet’s Theophany was God to be worshipped.
(Scorched Print of the Angel’s Hand)
ON THE SANDS
I moved into Durban, Brother Bosworth and I.
This may scratch a little here, but truth is truth.
I moved in, we was having a wonderful meeting, and God had done so many
marvelous works, I tell you, it was enough to alarm anything.
Even two Dutch Reformed ministers, Brother Jackson here acquainted with
what I’m going to say, two Dutch Reformed ministers was arguing.
I have the shirt, they---they both sent it to me, Brother Schoeman.
It hasn’t arrived yet, neither has the zebra skins or anything has
arrived. But they sent this shirt
in. There was a Dutch Reformed went
over and told another said, “This is the day of our visitation, and you should
hear it.” The other Dutch Reformed
said, “He’s nothing but a spiritualist.”
And the other one said, “Did you ever see a spiritualist heal the
sick?” “No.” He said,
“I’ll go out and pray for your soul”, one saying to the other.
And one went back to the yard and got under a peach tree, knelt down and
begin to pray, “God have Mercy”, on his friend’s soul.
Then, when he did, he said down before him “come the Angel of the Lord
in a whirl.” And then that moved
back, and an angel come and laid his hand on his shoulder and told him to return
to his friend. And when he went
back, then he said what had happened. And
here, the next day it come out, this minister turned around and looked, and
there on the man’s shirt, there’s a scorched print of the angel’s hand
laying on his shirt. Hallelujah!
Headlines through the biggest paper in South Africa, That right, Brother?
There the Brother and sister Nolan standing there.
There it is. I’ll have it
pretty soon, it’s sent to me now to be translated over into English.
“There the minister’s eyes like this.
And they took me down there, and took my left hand and put it on the left
hand, just perfectly covered it exactly.”
July 15, 1952)
Why did they take
Bro. Branham to see if his hand fit the Print on the man’s shirt??
I believe it was because the angel that walked up to the Praying Man
looked like Bro. Branham, like Peter’s Theophany body looked like Peter.
Like Bro Branham recognized his own Theophany on Sunset Mountain and in
the little room at Jeffersonville. We
were told to read between the lines of the Scripture!!
Quote: “The Revelation of Jesus Christ”
(Church Ages) PG’S 777-778, 172.
One of these days the kingdoms of this world will fall, and the legal
owner will come in one of these days. Amen
Now, there was a time when it was
in dispute. From the fortieth day,
from the beginning of the first day of the cleansing of the sanctuary, or Christ
went to Calvary, there was forty days unto the ascension.
It was in debate, whether Satan’s group would take it and say that
“He did not raise from the dead.” They
begin to start out a proclamation along there and saying, said, “The disciples
come and stole Him by night.” You’ve
read the Bible, “And he said that, “His---people come and stole Him by
night, and paid the soldiers to say that. But
it was in Question then. Everybody
was in Question.
“Israel and the Church” Pg’s 46-47,
came Jesus, the-the promised One. They
done to him what they would, and. Oh, they killed Him, He died.
His soul descended into Hell, preached to the souls that are in prison.
Taken the keys of death and Hell away from the Devil, Returned back on
Easter morning. And as He come
through Paradise, He knocked at the door, hallelujah; I can hear Him say,
“Children!” Abraham say, “Who
is That?” I’m your Seed, the
seed of Abraham.” Daniel said,
“Who is that?” “ I’m the stone that was cut out of the mountain.”
There they are, the Old Testament
saints laying there, waiting to be clothed upon, in Paradise.
He opened up the door. Abraham
said, “Are we going out?” It’s
almost daylight on earth. Let’s
get ready to go.”
Abraham said, “Can we make a
little whistle stop? I’d like to
look the city over.”
“Well, yes, I’m going to visit with
My Disciples for forty days.” And
on Easter morning He arose!
And Matthew 27 says that, “Many
bodies of the saints that slept in the dust of the earth, rose, and came out of
the city, and appeared to many of them in the city.”
I can see Sarah and Abraham coming
down the street, say, “Oh, Honey, look there!
They’ve changed these things a bit.
Look around here how this looks.”
Somebody said, “Who is that
couple there? It seems like
They say, “We’re
recognized.” [Bro. Branham snaps his fingers—Ed.], vanished out of their
sight, like He went through the wall, you know, and they didn’t even know or
see Him come in. Went out!
They had glorified bodies, and they appeared back on Earth, Hallelujah,
for a first fruits of the proof of God’s power and the resurrection.
There they was. Robbed and
stripped principalities, and took death and Hell, smothered it up and rose up on
Easter morning and entered into the Kingdom with Him.