DEWITT TABERNACLE TEACHING SERIES
“WHAT HAPPENED IN
HAPPENED ON EARTH”
By C.W. Wood
NOTE TO OUR READERS: Isaiah
41:10, “I will strengthen thee.” Our
Lord has put this promise before us. How
can we think that He has made a promise that He cannot keep?
As the months turn into years, we have great need to lay hold of this
Word. We say, “Oh Lord, You are
our strength, the boundless reservoir of your grace can never be exhausted, and
the overflowing storehouse of your strength can never be emptied by your
followers, nor stopped by your enemies! You,
who feeds the furnace of the sun that it never loses strength, you who created
the world does not grow weary! Can
He Who controls the storm, rides on the wings of the wind, and holds the oceans
in the hollow of His Hand, can He ever fail us for lack of power?
No, dear readers and supporters of this ministry.
He will, and He is, present tense, giving us all “Strength as our
day” as we trust in what He said. I
thank you all who encourage us, and love each of you though I have not the time
to communicate with you on a regular basis.
1 COR. 1:10,
“Now, I beseech you Brethren, by the
name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing….”
Thus spoke the Holy Ghost through the Apostle Paul.
And in saying this, he spoke the Will of God for His Children.
We are told to study and pray and meet together until we are all seeing
the scriptures in the same light! Though
this is God’s Word and Will to us, there is a problem in the churches that has
to be overcome! The problem is that
we each one have a fleshly tendency to promote our own opinion.
But, thanks be to God, He foresaw our problem and has not left us to the
mercy of our personal opinion, nor that of any other person.
He has given us His Spirit, the Holy Ghost, who has a right to a personal
opinion. Since He, the Holy Ghost,
wrote the Word, He is the One who must reveal what is meant by the Word He
wrote. When these revelations come,
then it is written that the Gates of Hell cannot prevail against them!
And there are two great revelations that we must have before we can put
all the Word together and prove that Word does not disagree with other Word.
First, we must know what happened in Heaven before there was an Earth.
When we were there in our angelic bodies called Theophanies.
(Gen. 1: 26-27)
Then, second, we must know what happened on Earth when we were put here
in flesh and subjected to vanity (Rom. 8:20).
Having the whole picture will let us place every piece of the puzzle in
its proper place. We will look at
the whole picture.
If there is a person in faraway China (or any other country), who has the
Holy Ghost and is at the same stage of spiritual growth as a person in America,
they will be saying the same thing about God’s Word.
This is God’s promise, and He always keeps every promise, John 16:13,
He will guide you into all truth….”
There has never been an open mind and
an open, honest heart that did not receive Truth when it was faithfully sought.
To say anything different from this is to throw a dark shadow on the
character of our perfect God! And
so, His Bride is learning to ask for Truth, and then believe it will be
forthcoming! It is then that we
opinionated people will be required to receive spiritual revelation and lay down
our fleshly reasoning. There is no
difference of opinions between believers that cannot be resolved when we
approach it in the right way, and that way is to lay aside our false pride,
willing to be corrected in case we are wrong.
I will share a story I once heard about two men that visited a large
city, but at different times. While
there, they both had viewed a certain, celebrated building.
Later, after they had returned home, there was a controversy between them
as to how the building was built. One
man said, “There was four large windows in the building, with a large arch and
a doorway in between the four windows.” The
other man said, “No! There was
only two large windows with an arched doorway between the two windows!”
Both men were convinced they had correctly described a certain part of
the building! But, finally the
controversy was resolved when it was discovered that one man had viewed the
building from the south side while the other one had only seen it from the north
side. They were both correct in
I would like to use this example in explaining some controversial
doctrines that are circulating in our End-Time Message.
There are some who are preaching the truth about what happened on Earth
concerning the human race, while they are ignoring what happened in Heaven
before there was an Earth. I would
like to teach what the Bible and our Prophet taught about what happened in
Heaven before the Earth was formed. Then,
we will look at the other side of the building and see what happened here on
Earth after it was created and man placed on it.
It is my heart’s desire that when we see both truths, that our
controversies can be done away. Because
when we see both together, we get a true revelation of God’s overall Plan and
the Truth about Election.
We will start with God’s Creation in Heaven.
Gen. 1:26-27, “God
created man in His own image, and after His own likeness.
Male and female created He them.” This
was before there was an Earth or anybody on it.
We were first created in a supernatural body called a Theophany.
It was an angelic body and God-like!
REALITIES OF THE LIVING GOD” PAGE30,
“We were once the angels who did not fall….You were once somewhere else, you
were just not always right here.” (End of quote)
The Bible says one third of the created angels fell.
They followed Lucifer who was also created a perfect being according to Ezek.
28:15, “Thou was perfect in thy
ways from the day thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.”
The great revelation here is that in the beginning, God did not
create anything or anybody evil! He
did create some, knowing they would become evil, but it is a slam oh His Perfect
Character to say He created evil! When
the Bible says He “created evil for the day of evil”, it means that He knew
some would become evil by choice, and He created them knowing what their choice
would be. We are reviewing God’s
Plan, starting with what happened in Heaven before we were ever put on Earth!
In Rom. 8:29, God said He predestinated some to be saved because
He had “foreknowledge” of those who wanted to be saved.
This foreknowledge was acted out in Heaven when God’s created beings
had to make a choice as to who would follow Lucifer and who would stay with
their Creator! One third chose
wrong, and our Prophet said we are of the group that chose to stay with our
Creator, speaking of the Bride.
And so, we see that in one way of speaking, we were all on probation in
Heaven. God set before us a choice
and we had to choose Him or Lucifer! There
was no middle ground. There are no
white black birds and no drunk sober men.
Those of us, who have a revelation of God’s perfect character, know
that He warned the angels in Heaven about following Lucifer, just as He warned
Adam and Eve against the forbidden fruit! Even
so, they rejected the warning.
Now how can we deny that we were created as free moral agents who had to
make a choice in Heaven before we were ever put on Earth?
Some may deny it, but to do so they have left the revealed Word.
Remember, we are told to read between the lines.
Some are only looking at one side of the building, the Earthly side,
while they ignore Heaven’s side.
We will now look at the earthly part of God’s Plan, which has to do
with His Bride on Earth in flesh bodies.
Rom. 8:20, “For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by
reason (or because God had a reason for it) of Him who has subjected the same in hope.”
It was God’s plan to give the Devil another chance at those who did
not follow him in Heaven. Who is
going to argue with God’s Plan? Heb.
2:14-18, “Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he
also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy
him that had the power of death, that is, the Devil;
15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime
subject to bondage.
16 For verily he took not on himself the nature of angels; but he took on
him the seed of Abraham.
17 Wherefore in all things it behooved him to be made like unto his
brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things
pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.
18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to
succour them that are tempted.
Notice Verse 14, we were
children up in Heaven, who did not fall and follow Lucifer and we were put here
on Earth in flesh bodies! Then it
says Jesus took part of the same kind of a body that God put us in!
It says Jesus took not on Himself the nature of angels, but He took on
Himself the Seed of Abraham (a body like Abraham had).
Now, here is where I am asking the people to look at both sides of the
building! A man said to me, “Br.
Wood, you are basing your Salvation on the fact that you chose God, and I am
basing my Salvation on the fact that God chose me!”
Now Friends, can’t you see that both statements are true?
If we are Children of God, we chose to stay with God in Heaven when
Lucifer rebelled! But down here,
having been born from Adam’s blood line, we were totally lost, unless God
chose us (called us to Himself). The
rule on earth is “No man can come to Me
except my Father draw him.” (John
6:44) Can you see it now?
We chose Him in Heaven, and when He put us in flesh we were unable to
come back to Him until He called us. And
so, it is true that we chose Him, and then in turn, He chose us.
“He was able to succour them
that are tempted.” (Heb. 2:18)
Question: What happens to the
angels in Heaven that kept not their first estate?
Jude 1:6, “And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own
habitation (left their own dwelling place by choice), He has reserved in
everlasting chains under darkness, unto the judgment of the great day.”