By C.W. Wood                                                                            OCTOBER 2014

DEAR READERS: In the U.S.A and overseas, greetings in the Name of the Great Creator, The Lord Jesus Christ!  What a privilege to be allowed to minister the Word of God to you and to know that the thoughts are not mine, but God’s own mind delivered to His Word Prophet, William Branham, and then to those who will hear.  As I listen to the Prophet warn us in his sermons of 50 years ago, that we were in the last days of time, I am made to wonder how close we must be now!  Surely, we can say that we are no longer in the last days, but in the last hours.  God’s time clock ticks away and He has set the date for the Resurrection and Rapture.  Perhaps it will be today, no one knows, but I am taking this time to thank each one of you individually for your help with the work here.  Some of you have been so faithful for so long and we will never forget it, neither will our Lord!

                                                                                                                                                                  We love you,

                                                                                                                                               Br. C.W. Wood

    The name of this sermon indicates that this message is for God’s Bride.  It will not be understood by anyone else, yet we are told to, “Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel!”  With all my heart, I believe this is one more revelation that will give the Bride, Rapturing Faith.  I would like to say from the start that this is not Br. Wood’s theology.  I will be reading it from the Bible and from our Prophet’s Message.  My thoughts, like yours, can be wrong, but we have before us God’s Word and it has never and can never be proven wrong.  And so, I would ask you to let His Word today be our absolute, the final say.  Let it remove all our doubts.

    I have learned that God’s Word will always be challenged, but if I can stay with it, He always proves it right!  Having said all of that, I want to make a statement to show you where I am going with this sermon.  Here is the statement: There is a group of people on the Earth today called The Bride of Christ and they have never sinned, in the eyes of God, neither in Heaven nor on Earth!  We were first created in Gen. 1:26-27, in a body like God’s own Body, called a theophany.  In that Body, there was no sin!  And that sinless body is still in Heaven.  (11 Cor. 5:1)  But a part of it (a Seed) was put here in flesh and that part that’s in this flesh has still never sinned, the real us.  It was not our fault that we were born in flesh and subjected to vanity.  God did it for reasons of His own.  (Rom. 8:20)  He looks on the heart, where the real us is, where there is no sin.

    I will start by giving the statements of the Prophet about this and as we go along, we will give the scriptures to back him up!

    QUOTE: INVISIBLE UNION, PG’S 32-33, 1965, (The two Books of Life) You are separated from your first union by spiritual death.  Now, you are born again or remarried again to the new spiritual union of—not your natural life of the things of the world, but Eternal Life.  That germ that was in you at the beginning, found you.

    Now, your old book is gone with your old union.  Now, your name in your old…has been transferred.  Now you say, “Do you mean to tell me that my old book…?”  God put it in the sea of His forgetfulness.  You stand perfectly before God.

    Now, your name is now in the new Book, not in the Book of Life, but the Lamb’s Book of Life.  What the Lamb redeemed.  Not the old book of your natural union, but you’re new Bride!  Hallelujah!  Your new Life is in the Lamb’s Book of Life-your marriage certificate, hallelujah!  Where your true eternal germ from the beginning takes hold.”  (End of Quote)

    All of God’s Creation was created with His True Germ of Life in them.

        Gen. 1:31, “And God saw everything that He had made, and behold it was very good….”

    QUOTE: INVISIBLE UNION, NOV. 1965, PG. 30, “But see, the attributes that are in God had to be displayed.  He was to be a Saviour. And to make everything perfect, the way He had it, then there could be nothing lost.  Oh don’t be children, be men and women.  We are at the end of the road.” (End of Quote)

    Now, back to our quote on pages 32-33 of Invisible Union.  Here he explains that the real us has never sinned, not in Heaven, nor on Earth.

    QUOTE: INVISIBLE UNION PG’S 32-33, NOV. 1965, “Now, you are not only forgiven, but you are justified.  Glory!  Justified.  Rom. 5:1 said,“Therefore being justified by faith……”  Look up the word.  The word don’t mean forgiven.  For instance, you hear that I got drunk and done some evil things and everything; then you come around saying to me…you found out I didn’t do them.  Then you come around and say, “Brother Branham, I forgive you!”  Forgive me!  I didn’t do it in the first place.

    Now, if I did do it, I am guilty; but you could forgive me and I wouldn’t be guilty; but yet I am not justified, because I actually did it.  But Word, justified, is as though you never done it.  It’s not even regarded at all.  How is it done?  In God’s Book of the sea of forgetfulness, your old book and marriage is divorced and dead and isn’t even in the memories of God.  Amen!  You are justified.  Therefore being justified….you were accused; you never done it in the first place!  The old union is in the sea of God’s forgetfulness.  You weren’t married to it to begin with.  He, the Bridegroom bore your shame Himself, for you in your place.  He took your place, for you were predestinated for Him to be in His Bride before the foundation of the world.  The Bible said so.  You are the predestinated Seed.”  (End of Quote)

   Now, in what we have just read, Br. Branham is telling us that the real, true, spiritual us that was created in Heaven, Perfect Beings, has never sinned.

    Rom. 8:19-23, “For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.

  Verse20   For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of Him who hath subjected the same in hope,

   Verse 21   Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the Children of God.

  Verse 22   For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.

  Verse 23   And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

    Notice verse 20,  “The creature (us the Bride) was made subject to vanity (sin on Earth in flesh)---not willingly!”  Not willingly!!  We chose to stay with our Creator, but it came time for us to be put in flesh to prove God’s power over Lucifer.  So, the Bride was taken from those who chose to follow their Creator and not Lucifer!  But one third of the created beings chose to follow Lucifer.  We can know they were warned and warned and warned, but would not heed the warning!  God has never sent judgment without warning.  He is just!

    And so, some angels in Heaven did not sin up there and some did sin up there!  It was their choice!  And the one who did not sin in Heaven (by following Lucifer)… that true Spirit in them was placed on Earth in flesh!  That true Spirit, called “The Seed of God” in 1 John 3:9 has never sinned and can never sin.  That Seed, in the Bride is the inside man, the flesh is the outside man, made subject to sin!

    Here is the revelation we are teaching: the Bride was justified in Heaven before there was a world!  Our names were put in the Lamb’s Book of Life before the Earth was created.  Let’s read that in Rom. 8:29:33,  “For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.

  Verse 30  Moreover whom He did predestinate, them He also called: and whom He called, them He also justified: and whom He justified, them He also glorified.

  Verse 31  What shall we then say to these things?  If God be for us, who can be against us?

  Verse 32  He that spared not His own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?

  Verse 33  Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s Elect?  It is God that justifieth.

   Verse 34   Who is He that condemneth?  It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

    We were glorified in Heaven before coming to Earth.

    QUOTE: INVISIBLE UNION, NOV. 1965 PG. 37, “I am not scattering that to the local assembly here, I am speaking to the people out across the nation.  See?  Do what you wish to.

    Now, notice the anointed Word of His day of which you are a part by predestination.  You immediately…like knew, when you heard that, you knew right quick  you were an eagle.  You also realized you were not a denominational chicken to begin with.  You knew there was something wrong there.  There is something wrong.  That is right, for you know you were trapped into it at the beginning.

    He, the Bridegroom, took away your shame and put it in the sea of forgetfulness by the washing of the Water of the Word and the Blood of Life.  That is what the Bible said.

    Your  first husband that you were married to, the world, the anointed Bridegroom, which foreordained you, has washed you by the washing of the water by the church….That don’t sound right does it?  You might find that in the almanac, but not in God’s Bible.  By the washing of the Water by the Word, and the Word!  You are standing complete, justified, as though you never did it at the beginning.

    This is my message to the Church now as you…as we go off the air just in a minute.  You are standing, if you are standing on God’s Word and with God’s Word.  Every amen, every jot, every tittle.  Where are you standing?  I am trying to tell you: Pull away from those shucks and get out here in the wheat where you can get ripe before the sun.  I hear the coming of the combine.  You are standing complete, justified like you never did it in the first place.  Hallelujah!  Talk about a Thanksgiving. I feel real good.  I am more thankful for that than anything I know of.  You are the pure, virtuous, sinless Bride of the Son of the Living God.  Every man and woman that is born of the Spirit of God, washed in the Blood of Jesus Christ and believes every Word of God, stands as though you never sinned in the first place.  You are perfect.  The Blood of Jesus Christ.”  (End of Quote)

    The real, inside man never has sinned in God’s eyes.  Believe it and go in the Rapture.  Doubt it and go through the Tribulation!

    Matt. 5:48, “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father  which is in Heaven is perfect.”

    Can we be perfect in out fallen flesh?  Never!  God knew it, but He had watched us choose to stay with Him in Heaven and He put a wedding band on our finger up there!  It was unmerited Grace here on Earth, not our own doing down here.  God did it, Himself.

    QUOTE: INVISIBLE UNION NOV. 1965 PG. 39, “Now, notice you’re not only that, but you are going to a wedding in the sky and you are wearing the wedding band of predestinated unmerited Grace, a wedding band of Grace, unmerited of your own.  God did it Himself.  He knew you before the foundation of the world, so he slipped the wedding band on you there—put your name on the Book.  What a Thanksgiving.  Hallelujah!  Praise our God.  (End of Quote)

    The point the Prophet and the scripture are making over and over is that our first created being, our theophany in Heaven made in God’s own Image and Likeness, has never been capable of sinning.  Neither in Heaven, nor here on Earth.  We couldn’t sin here on Earth in the inner man that was part of our theophany.  Paul had that revelation and said in Rom. 7:14-25 that it was no longer his real self that sinned in the flesh.

    Rom. 7:14-25, “For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.

  Verse 15  For that which I would do I allow not; for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.

  Verse 16  If then I do that which I would not, I consent to the law that it is good.

  Verse 17  Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

  Verse 18  For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh), dwelleth no good thing;  for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.

  Verse 19  For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.

  Verse 20  Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

  Verse 21  I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.

  Verse 22  For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:

  Verse 23  But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind. and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.

  Verse 24  O wretched man that I am!  Who shall deliver me from the body of this death?

  Verse 25  I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord.  So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

    Can you see that Paul was teaching that his inner man had never sinned!  He said with my mind (now that I have the revelation of the inner man as compared to the flesh man)  I now know that my inner man has never sinned!  One last quote.

    QUOTE: INVISIBLE UNION, NOV. 1965, PG. 38, “The call of the Holy Spirit searching the hearts…. You’re standing completely.  You never sinned in the first place.  God don’t even know….It is in the sea of forgetfulness.  You never did it.  You were accused of it by the accuser, but really from the beginning, you were predestinated to be a son or daughter of God.  You are standing there washed, and your old book of divorcement is put away and is dead, absolutely out of existence even in the mind of God.  You are the virtuous Bride of Christ, washed in the Blood of Christ—precious, virtuous, sinless, Son of God standing with a pure unadulterated Bride Word that He washed by the Water of His own Blood that became flesh manifested that He might take you, which were predestinated in the bosom of the Father before the beginning, the same as He was.  (End of Quote)

    We will close with a most powerful Word of God.

    11 Cor. 5:20-21, “Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.

  Verse 21  For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him”