DEWITT TABERNACLE TEACHING SERIES
“THE DOMINION OF GOD’S BRIDE”
In the Eternal purpose of God, it is man, and not some other being, who
is to have dominion on this Earth! We do not speak of unregenerate man,
but man with God residing in his Soul. In the beginning it was to this man,
Adam, that God gave dominion. The fact that Adam forfeited his God-given
authority did, in no wise change the plan of God concerning the matter. God has
sworn to “Restore all things” and
he has already taken the necessary steps to do so. In our life time, He has come
back to Earth in the body form of His Prophet, and repeated His ministry of 2000
years ago. His purpose was to restore man’s dominion, give him Rapturing
Faith, and then take him home.
This was the great mystery that had been hidden for ages under the
Seventh Seal (Rev. 8:1), the return of Christ in Spirit Word-form, to bring His
end-time Bride into the place of having dominion over the Earth. This
would be done through the return of the revealed Word, as it was spoken in Gen.
1:26, “And God said, let us make
man in our image, after our likeness,
and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of
the air, and over the cattle, and over all the Earth, and over every creeping
thing that creepth upon the earth.” This was God’s plan from the
We know that this first creation, spoken of in the above scripture, was a
supernatural man in a body called a Theophany. These creations lived in the
heavenlies with their Creator. Then came the day when God’s plan included the
placing of these supernatural beings on Earth in bodies made from the dust of
the ground. (Gen. 2:7) In this kind of a body, Adam was to have complete
dominion over all the earth. (Gen. 1:26) His dominion lasted until the day he
willfully disobeyed God.
In the days of Christ on Earth in a physical body, He gave His Disciples
the dominion spoken of in Gen.:1. The Devil, who had come down to Earth,
was subject to them through the all-powerful Name of Jesus Christ. It is
recorded in Luke
that the Disciples were filled
with joy that the devils were subject unto them through His Name. And Jesus said
unto them, “I beheld Satan as
lightening fall from Heaven.” That is to say, the Lord Jesus saw Satan
defeated in Heaven, and fall to Earth. And now the Lord Himself had come down, “That
He might destroy the works of the devil,” on Earth. (I John 3:8)
Though many may doubt that in true fact this work was accomplished, the Bride
believes it. She is rising to take the dominion that was at such great cost won
by Her Lord.
failure of man in our day to have this dominion is not due to the Lord
withdrawing it, but rather to man’s failure to live the life that would bring
him the revelation of it. Without this revelation, the masses are subject to the
dominion of an enemy who has been totally defeated. But God, not willing for His
Elect to be subjected to his defeated enemy, has again come down in spiritual
form and opened the Seven Sealed Mysteries.
The truths that had been hidden under these Seals not only are giving a
people Rapturing Faith, but are restoring them to the dominion once held by
obedient Adam. God’s Eternal purpose is bound up in man, about whom He has
said, “Let him have dominion.” God
intended man to have power, to rule and reign in this earthly walk, to control
Satan and his demons. For too long we have ignored one of the most powerful
statements in the New Testament. Jesus said in Luke
, “Behold, I give you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, AND OVER
ALL THE POWER OF THE ENEMY: AND NOTHING BY ANY MEANS SHALL HURT YOU.” We
are now in the hour of this power being restored.
In the Book of Revelation, John speaks of a day in the future when Satan
is to be bound with a chain for a thousand years. (Rev. 20:1-4) Yet Jesus speaks
of “The strong man” as already
bound, so that we may, by the exercising of Faith, spoil his works on Earth.
(Matt. 12:29) The writer to the Hebrews says of Born-Again Christians that they
have, “Tasted of the powers to
do know that there is coming a time during the Millennium when, with Christ, we
shall rule and reign. But should we not wonder, and ask, what does he mean that
we have “Tasted the powers of the age
to come?” Is this not the dominion that God is restoring to man; a
foretaste of the power to come? (Heb. 6:5)
Heaven has no problem, the problem is on Earth and man is told to subdue
it. Adam, in
Concerning this dominion, a word of caution is necessary. God has not
given man dominion over other men, as far as our free moral agency is concerned!
No man has power over another man’s will. Our authority can only be directed
toward the enemy of men, and not over men themselves. Another truth concerning
this dominion is most necessary to understand. The rule of man on Earth is
subject to the plan God made before He created, and not to any thought or plan
that man might have, contrary to God’s plan.
There is only one plan that is going to come to pass, and be completed in
the final end of all earthly things, and that is the plan God made in the
beginning. The plan of Satan has already failed in the lives of true Believers.
The plans of unbelieving men will also come to naught. The dominion, of which we
speak, is being restored, not to bring to pass the thoughts of men or devils,
but to complete God’s perfect plan. What Born-Again Christian does not long to
see this work completed, for at its completion, there will be a Resurrection of
the Dead in Christ, and a catching away of both the living and the Resurrected
For this greatly to be desired end is the Bride of this hour seeking the
dominion that was given in Genesis:1, and lost in Genesis:3. What
God did not do in the first Adam, he has done in the second. That second Adam is
now on the Throne. Adam and Eve could fall, but they could not change God’s
plan that man should eventually be restored to dominion over the earth, and all
that is on it. His purpose remains unchanged! When will it be known? We have a
Prophet’s word that we are in the hour now!
QUOTE: CHURCH AGE BOOK, PAGES 170-173, “What ever seed started
the church will come forth and be like the original seed because it is the same
seed. In these last days the true
CONT. QUOTE: “The first son (Adam) was the spoken seed-Word of
God. He was given a bride to reproduce himself. That is why the bride was given
to him, to reproduce himself; to produce another son of God. But she fell. She
fell by hybridization. She caused him to die.
The second Son (Jesus), also a spoken Seed-Word of God, was given a Bride
like as was Adam. But before He could marry her, she also had fallen. She, like
Adam’s wife, was put to the test whether she would believe the Word of God and
live, or doubt the Word and die. She doubted. She left the Word. She died.
From a little group of true seed of the Word, God will present Christ
with a beloved Bride. She is a virgin of His Word. She is a virgin because she
knows no man-made creeds or dogmas. By and through the members of the Bride will
be fulfilled all that was promised of God to be made manifest in the virgin.
The word of promise came to the Virgin Mary. But that Word of promise was
He, himself, to be made manifest. God was made manifest. He, himself, acted at
that time and fulfilled His own Word of promise in the virgin.
CONT. QUOTE, “The Word is in the Bride (as it was in Mary). The
Bride has the mind of Christ for she knows what He wants done with the Word. She
performs the command of the Word in His name for she has ‘Thus saith the
Lord.’ Then the Word is quickened by the Spirit and it come to pass. Like a
seed that is planted and watered, it comes to full harvest, serving its purpose.
Those in the Bride do only His will. No one can make them do otherwise.
They have ‘Thus Saith the Lord’ or they keep still. They know that it has to
be God in them doing the works, fulfilling His own Word. He did not complete all
His work while in His earthly ministry so now He works in and through the Bride.
She knows that, for it was not yet time for Him to do certain things that He
must now do. But He will now fulfill through the Bride that work which He left
for this specific time.” (End quote)
David, in Psalms 8, sets forth God’s original plan for man to
have dominion on earth. David was very aware of the fall that had robbed the
first Adam of his dominion, but in his song, he did not mention the fall, he
only stated again the plan of Genesis 1:2,
“Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because
of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.” (God
does not need a mighty military army to stop the power of Satan. His little
Babes (Children) are enough to stop all the hosts of Hell, once God take up His
abode in them.)
Ps. 8:6-8, “Thou madest
him to have dominion over the works of Thy Hands; Thou hast put all things under
His feet. All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field; the fowl of the
air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the
sea.” God has not given this dominion to Angels, but rather to Man! Heb.
1:13, “But to which of the Angels
said He at any time, sit on My Right Hand, until I make thine enemies thy
footstool?” In Heb 2: 6-7 the Holy Ghost makes reference to the
testimony of David in Psalms 8, “But
one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that Thou art mindful of
him? Or the son of man, that Thou visitest him? Thou madest him a little lower
than the Angels; Thou crownedst him with Glory and Honor, AND DIDEST SET HIM
OVER THE WORKS OF THY HANDS.”
Far from God’s
plan for man’s dominion being lost, or changed, we have lived to see its
fulfillment in our day! What a powerful and glorious thing to know that the One
who made the promise, has Himself, come down on
By the binding of the strong man, through His Word in the mouth of the
Bride, God’s work on Earth is in the process of fulfillment! God’s
sovereignty is even now being exercised on Earth through His Bride! She has now
regained the spiritual authority over God’s foe, and has reclaimed the Earth
from Satan, and turned it back to the God who created it. By man, this authority
was lost, and now by man, it is regained! The Bride’s duty is to deal with
Satan himself, evict him from God’s territory, and set God’s captives free.
Man cannot save man; the Bride cannot save another Bride member. Man
cannot heal man; the Bride cannot heal another Bride member. But we can bind the
strong man who is blinding their eyes and keeping them from salvation and
God has commissioned His End-Time Bride to take dominion over the power
of Satan, breaking his hold on the people and opening the door for the Holy
Ghost to minister!
OLD DEMONOLOGY BOOK, PAGE 14-15,
“A sinner come to the altar and say, ‘Brother Branham, I--I... Say, I want
you to pray for me. I--I want to be good, but I just… You pray for me,’ and
go back in your seat.
night, say, ‘How many wants to be saved?’ Here he stands up. ‘You want to
be saved, young man?’
why don't you get saved?’
‘You're just...’ The Devil's holding that boy. That's all. He wants to do
right, but there's a spirit, a power that won't let him be right.
hallelujah, there it is. No wonder, if God will never ever prove, man, that God
never said he could heal somebody. Christ done that when He died. I couldn't
save nobody, or no one else can save anybody, but God.
the only thing that kept me from being saved when I was twelve years old,
because a spirit hung over me, a devil, saying, ‘Wait a little while
longer.’ That's the reason you wasn't saved when you become the age of
accountability. A spirit, you got with a crowd, and that hung over you and kept
hanging over you. You wanted to do right. There's not a man that's got his right
mind but what wants to do right, but there's something won't let you do right.
Is that right? That's the Devil. Hallelujah. Christ paid your healing and your
here it is. You get ready. He commissioned His Church to cast them devils out.
There you are. ‘In My Name they shall
cast out devils.’ You ain't going to heal nobody, but you're going to cast
the devil away from them so they can accept the healing I've already done.’
stood on the platform and preached the Gospel; devils scatter. The man come to
the altar under conviction, say, ‘I want to get saved.’ He never saved the
man; he cast out the devil (That's right.), and the man got saved. He come,
accepted his salvation.
the same thing by Divine Healing. You sick people here this morning, believe
that, and have been born again, and are sons and daughters of God, Christ has
already healed you. The only thing keeps you from being well this morning is a
spirit hanging over you that won't fully let you go out yonder and believe God's
promise that He's done it. That's right.
that's my commission. That's what God gave me; it's what He give every Gospel
preacher who'll believe Him: the power and authority to break that spirit.”
we take the above statements of the Prophet to the scriptures, we find they are
“Thus Saith The Lord.” John 14:12,“Verily,
verily I say unto you (Surely, surely I say this to you.) He
that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also, and greater works
than these shall he do, because I go unto My Father.” Luke 10:19, “I
give you power to tread on serpents…..and over all the power of the enemy.” Mark
16:17, “In My Name shall they cast out devils…..”
is the story of Jesus healing
the man with palsy. In Verse 8 there, is a strange statement, “But
when the multitudes saw it, they marveled, and glorified God, which had given
such power unto MEN.” This verse seems to point out the humanity of Jesus,
as He ministered by the power of the nine gifts of the Holy Ghost. We were
taught that He laid down His Divinity (His Godhood) and ministered as a man
filled with the Holy Ghost. In so doing, He became our example, and therefore
could say, “The works that I do shall you do also.”
Over and over in the
scriptures we find God’s purpose for His saved ones to have dominion on Earth.
Satan was allowed to spoil this authority in
This word that has been received, but has been laying dormant in us, is
now being quickened by the Holy Ghost Spirit. This amounts to the Bride Revival
that was promised. Reports are coming in from around the world about the mighty
works of God. The dead are being raised, the power of Satan is being broken over
the lives of demon possessed people, and they are turning to Jesus Christ!
Crippled bodies are being restored, and tormented minds are finding refuge in
It is this writer’s firm belief that God’s End-Time Revival is now in
progress. Remember friends, it’s almost over when this revival starts. It will
be a short, quick work. The world will not receive it; there will be no
announcement of this true revival in the news media. We have reports of false
revivals, false because the message they bring is false, but remember, the
Prophet said, “Before there can be a counterfeit there has to be a real.”
This is no time to grow slack. We must not fall by the wayside at this
late date. It is not those who started out to serve God years ago who will make
the Rapture, but those who are fully serving Him on that day. My heart is
grieved as I receive reports concerning those who were once in the front line of
God’s Army, but are now fallen back into some ways of the world. The Word of
the Lord to those is, “Repent, confess your sins, receive His unfailing Grace
and be restored. In a spiritual sense, He has risen from His Throne and is ready
to run to meet you (Luke
). As you read this sermon, we have prayed for you and have
loosed you from the snare of the enemy. Come home to Father, in Jesus Name.
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