Dewitt Tabernacle Teaching Series





By C.W. Wood                                                                                                                            May, 2015                                                                                                                                                   


Personal note to our Readers: Wrong teaching, even from some of our Message Pulpits, has led people to look upon the character of Jesus Christ as Stern and Forbidding.  He has been represented as so far removed from Sympathy for man in his Fallen state, that many have despaired of hope.  It is this Writer’s opinion that our lack of trust in Christ is largely due to our wrong ideas of His character!  God sent us a prophet who did his best to show us a compassionate, loving, Saviour, with arms outstretched, inviting all to come to Him with their burden of Sin, their worries and their cares!  Br. Branham longed to clear away the obstructions which Satan had piled up to keep men from seeing the Promises.  And so the light of truth has penetrated many a darkened mind, rolling back the cloud of doom until The Son of Righteousness shone into our hearts with healing in His Wings.  Many have been un-deceived in regards to the Gospel’s claim that our God loves every Soul.  Yet some of the temptest-tossed Souls still fail to realize this truth, the Saviour’s love seems too much to be true!  And so we Preach “Come to Christ just as you are, Sinful and Unholy and He will never turn down the repentant comer!”  “thy sins be forgiven thee” Yes, even mine and yours may be forgiven and not held against us anymore.  The Lord in His Great Mercy does not bring judgment on the Earth without giving warning to its people by the mouth of His servants.  When the sins of the Antediluvians  moved God to bring a Flood of Waters, He first made known to them His Purpose that they might have opportunity to turn from their evil ways!  For 120 years, the Warning was Sounded in their ears to repent.  But the Message seemed like an idle tale and they did not believe it!  But their unbelief did not stop the Predicted Flood!  Jesus has declared that there will exist similar unbelief concerning His Second Coming!  They say “How dare one uneducated man to stand up against all the great men of the Earth.  If William Branham’s Message was true, then why did not all the world see it and believe it?  They say it was just one man’s Preaching against the Wisdom of thousands.” They will not credit the warning and will not take shelter under His God-sent Message to repent and escape the Fire that is soon to fall!  As the people of Noah’s day “knew not until the flood came, so, in the words of Jesus shall also the coming of the Son of Man be.”  From unbelief, the religious world proceeded to Scorn and Contempt, ridiculing the warning as unworthy of their notice!  They mocked the Messenger of God, made light of his Pleadings and accused him of trying to make something of himself.  Scoffers pointed to their great churches and hugh crowds and in Contempt said this minister of Holiness was a crackpot from a by-gone age!  But when the professed People of God are uniting with the world, joining with them in Forbidden Pleasures, when the ways of the world becomes the ways of the Church and they are looking forward to years of Pleasure, then Suddenly as the lightening from Heaven, will come the end of their False Dreams!  As God sent His last day Prophet to warn of coming judgment, so is He sending other Messengers now to make known the nearness of the Final Judgment!  Can you hear the Voice of the Spirit to the churches?  Thank You Faithful Ones, for your support.                                             Br. C.W. Wood


We want to shine God’s Gospel light on one of the devils most effective weapons  that he uses on God’s Saved People. We will state his lie first, then we  will  give God’s word that uncovers the lie and destroys it!!!  You will recognize the lie at once when I state it, because Satan uses it on all Born-again People!  Here is the lie!!!  We will hear a voice in our spirit, reminding us of our sins of the past and telling us that our distresses, our trials, our infirmities, our Perplexities and our Persecutions are on us because God is judging us for our Past Sins!!!

      But this is the Great Lie!  God is not judging us for our Past Sins.  All Past Sins that have been repented of are cast into the Sea of God’s Forgetfulness!  THE BLOOD of the cross settled the sin question.  Micah 7: 18-19  18. Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? He retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy. 19. He will turn again, He will have compassion upon us; He will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depth of the sea.

     What is this Sea of Forgetfulness?  It is the Blood our God shed on the cross!  And though our Past Sins are gone from God’s mind, because He Paid for them, we must believe what he said about them!  The devil uses our troubles and trials that are allowed to come to us to keep Pride from destroying us, the devil uses them to try and make us Believe we are being judged for our Past Sins.  His goal is to keep us under Condemnation, for if our heart Condemns us our faith leaks out.  1st John 3: 18-22 18. My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and truth. 19. And hereby we know that we are in the truth,  and shall assure our hearts before him.  20. For if our heart Condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.    21. Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.  22. And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.

    We have been talking about our Past Sins and God says He remembers them no more, if we have repented and turned from them.

    Now what about our Present, Daily Sins??  The very same Spiritual Law applies to them. (The same as to our Past Sins.)  Because we live every day with a repentant heart, our daily Sins are also under the Shed Blood of His Cross.  1st John 3: 2-10 2. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.  3. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure. 4. Whosoever committeth sin transgresses also the law: for sin is a transgression of the law.  5. And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.  6. Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.  7. Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.  8. He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning.  For this purpose the son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.  9. Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.  10. In this the children of God are manifest and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.

          We are sons if His Spirit is in us!  Rom. 8:8-9  8. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.  9. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit,  if  so be   that   the Spirit of  God   dwell   in you.  Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

   How do we become “of the devil”?  by believing that God is still Judging us of our repented sins!!!  Born-again people will end up believing verse 9.   Quote: “Serpent’s Seed” Pg’s 10-14      

    “I want to ask you something.  Is there an eternal security?  The Bible says so.  The Bible said that our names were put on the Lamb’s Book of Life before the world ever began.  As I said this morning, (I say it again) the man who wrote the song, “There Was a New Name Written Down In Glory Tonight and It’s Mine.”, his idea was all  right, but he was wrong scripturally.  Your name wasn’t put on the night you got saved. Your name, according to the Bible, according to Revelations 13, 17, and so forth, was put there before the world ever began; and Jesus Christ was slain before the foundation of the world.

    How could God, who is infinite…How could an infinite God knowing  the end from the beginning, how could He ever permit sin to come on the earth, if it wasn’t for a reason?  Then why did He let sickness come?  To show that He was a Healer.  (I’m feeling religious right now! Yes sir!)  Oh my , that’s His attributes.  That’s why He lets trouble come.  That’s why He lets sorrow come—to show that He is Joy.  Sure it is.  That’s why we got a night—to prove there is a day.  That’s why we got temper—to show there is peace.  Sure, it’s pro and con.  Oh, He’s wonderful.

      If you are an eternal creature, then you never had a beginning or never can have an end.  For eternal comes from the word which has no beginning or no end.  I want to ask you, “Who is this Job 38, when he says, ‘Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?  When the morning stars sang together and the sons of God shouted for joy?’ “Who were those sons of God that were shouting for joy?’  Jesus told them, “I had joy with you before the foundation of the world.”  We’re not creatures of time, we’re creatures of eternity !  “ No   man  can come to Me come except  My Father  draws him.    And  all that comes to Me, I’ll give him eternal life and raise him up at the last days.  No one can pluck them from the Father’s hand, and He gave them to Me.”  How you going to lose?  See, you’re scared.  You’re afraid, You’ll run away here, and that’s one of the best evidences in the world that you haven’t been nowhere yet.  That’s right.

    Well then, the infinite God who saves you here, knowing He’s going to lose you next week, next month, or next year; why, He’s defeating the very purpose.  He can’t lose you! “He that heareth My Words and believeth on Him that sent Me has everlasting life and shall never come into the judgment but is passed from death to life.”  Can’t do it!  He that is born of God does not commit sin, for the seed of God remains in him, and he cannot sin.  How can he sin when there is a sin-offering for him?  How can I be sick when I’m in perfect health? How can I be blind when I can see? Oh my! How can I be in the building and out of the building at the same time? How can I be drunk and sober at the same time?  You can’t do it.  And when you’re saved, you’re under the atonement, and your sins are not reckoned unto you.


       Did not David say, “Blessed is the man who God will not reckon sin and impute sin to.”  God  doesn’t hold the sin against this creature.  That’s strong! That isn’t skim milk; but that’s the Bible!  God will not reckon sin to the righteous.  God by His grace through predestination, not willing that any should perish, but all might come to repentance; but being infinite and knowing who would come and who would not come, He could predestinate everything to work to His will.  (God will not reckon sin to the righteous!  Why Not?  Because they believe His Plan that made us Free!  But those who don’t Believe  all the Plan are still Guilty!  When He made Lucifer, He knew he would be the devil.  He had to let it be there to show that He was the Saviour, the Christ.  He had to let it happen that way.  Doesn’t the Bible say that all things work together for good to them who love God?  So what are you scared about?  Let us be up                                                       

 and doing with a heart for any fate.  Be not like dumb driven cattle that have to be begged and persuaded!  Be a hero!  I like that.  Stand up.  Now what is all this about?  What has God set out to do?  Here it is!  Let’s read His Plan out of the Book.  Gen. 1:27-31 27.  So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.  28. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful and multiply, and  

replenish the earth and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.    29.  And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.  30.  And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.  31. And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.  And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.”

     Can we see His Will and Plan in verse 28?  Man is to rule the Earth for God.

      I don’t believe the Rapture can happen until the Bride has taken the Earth out of Satan’s hands and placed it back in God’s hands!!! 

     A flesh   and blood man gave it over to the devil, and flesh and blood people will have to, by faith, take it back for The Lord!

       “The Lord’s Prayer”  Matt.6:9-10  9. “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.  10.  Thy kingdom come.  Thy will be done  in earth as it is in heaven.”

         In another place the disciples had asked The Lord to teach them to pray!  And we just  read part of what He told them to pray for which is for God’s will  to be done on Earth, just like it is always done in Heaven!  Question: Were we  told  to  Pray  that way   for nothing?, or did The Lord mean that we are to Pray and then Believe, so He Can Finish His Great overall Plan?   Question: Do we have to  Believe before He will take over and rapture His bride and then start the millennium??  What does the Scripture say?   Eph. 1:18-23  18. The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints.  19.  And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to usward who believe according to the working of his mighty power,  20.  Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,  21.  Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come.   22.  And has put all things  under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,  23.  Which is his body, the fullness of him that filleth all in all.

    Now we know our calling.  Christ gave all His Power to the Church!  The Church is His body, working His Will here and now.