By C.W. WOOD                                                                                                             JULY, 2015


          FOREWORD: Dear Friends, having gone thru yet another Physical trial, I am learning to say  with

        Paul,   “But I would you should understand,  Brethren,  that the  things  that  have  happened to  me

        have  fallen  out  rather  unto  the furtherance of  the Gospel.”    Paul’s   suffering  had   given    him

        much  compassion  for  others in  need!    And now the  End-time  Bride  must  also  have our com-

        passion added to,  and  our Father  is seeing to that for us,  as He allows trials of our Faith to come.

       Our  temporary  Suffering  is  adding  to  our compassion  for others.    We are more and more being

       able to enter into their Sufferings with them, and the Gracious Lord is hearing our  prayer for them.

       My heart goes out to everyone who supports God’s Message that we Preach.  I love you! 

                                                                                                                                                       Br. C.W. Wood


    God’s prophet, William Branham, taught the complete secret of our Christian lives, where we came from, our complete journey through life and death, and where we go back to when we die.

   The church hasn’t known these things since Paul’s day and after the dark ages, but now they are made known again to the last day Bride.  One of the greatest mysteries on earth has to do with “Who we are and where we came from.”

   The Bride of Jesus Christ is in spiritual union with God, they are a part of Him.  This truth is set forth in the scriptures over and over.  “At that day you shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in Me, and I in you.”  John 14:20.  How plainly did the Holy Ghost say that Jesus, and us, and the Father, are all one. 

    This is not just a saying; it is an actual fact of God’s Holy Word, as we will show by the scriptures and by the Prophet’s Message.  There is a definite relationship between the Elect Bride and God Almighty.  This truth, in its full revelation, is indeed a great mystery.

   The relationship is that of Father to children and children to Father.  Ephs. 5:30-32 says it this way “For we are members of His Body, of His flesh and of His bones. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the Church.”  We are actually members of His Body, we came out from His Body, the scripture says so.  1st Cor. 6:17 For he that is joined to the Lord is one spirit.”  One spirit with God Himself, born-again people are one in spirit with God.


God Has A Body


   Gen. 1:27   So God created man in His own Image, in the Image of God created He him; male and female created He them.”

   Then after God had created man (Adam and all other predestinated seed)-- in a body like His own, there was still no man to till the soil. Gen. 2:5 “…and there was no man to till the ground.”   So we have the creation of man first in a Body like God’s own Body, and this first creation had no need to plow the ground.

  Before God came down and was made flesh in the womb of Mary, and before the Holy Ghost came to live in the hearts of men, the Bible teaches that God came down In some kind of a body and walked and talked with men.  Our prophet said that the body that God appeared to Abraham in was a Theophany.

    QUOTE: IF G0D BE WITH US, PG. 10    “It was God, it was a Theophany.  A man in the form of God, like appeared to Abraham back in the wilderness and He looked like a man.”  (End quote)  Gen. 3:8 tells us that in Eden, before Adam sinned, God walked and talked with them.  He must have been in His Theophany Body.

   In Gen. 5:24 we read, “And Enoch walked with God: and he was not for God took him.” He received plans for the great Pyramid, which project remains a mystery until today.  In Gen. 6:9 Noah   walked with God and received a detailed blueprint for the Ark.  In Gen. 18:1 God walked up to Abraham’s tent door.  He ate bread and meat and drank milk.


The Bride Has A Body

Like God.


    God in a Theophany Body.  The great point is this, God is not only a Spirit, but He has an Image, a Body that He uses when it pleases Him, and the Bible says we were first made in His own likeness   and in His own Image. (Gen. 1:26-27

   The definition of “Image” is “A likeness or copy of the original.”  This being true, then all elect were first created in the same kind of body that God uses when He appears unto men.  God has a Theophany Body, and so do all elect have a Theophany Body.                  

    Let’s read this in the Word.  2nd  Cor.  5:1 “For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, a 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.

    Let’s let the Prophet confirm this.  QUOTE: GOD’S ONLY PROVIDED WAY OF WORSHIP, PG. 14   And we’ve got to have everything in three’s to make perfection.  And there is one body here, then that body there, which is the Celestial (heavenly) then the glorified body in the resurrection.  That makes it complete.  It’s not a myth, it’s not just an idea, it’s not just a spirit, it is a man or woman like you are, just exactly.”  (End quote)

Bride’s Theophany Their

 Guardian Angel


   He said that there is a part of us in Heaven now, in that other dimension in a Theophany body.            Brother Branham indicated that our other body is actually our Guardian Angel.  We will quote Matt. 18:10 then give Brother 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.”

   QUOTE: C.O.D. BOOK PG. 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.”  (End quote)  We read this in 2nd Cor. 5:1If our earthly house be dissolved, we have one waiting…”


There Is Two Of Us


   The Prophet taught that a part of our supernatural being (Theophany) was placed in flesh, but that we are not just altogether here in flesh, a part of us remained in the Theophany.

      QUOTE: C.O.D. BOOK PG. 340 “Notice now, when man was separated from the Theophany and put in flesh, he wasn’t just altogether there (in flesh).  Part of his being was still a Theophany…”  (End quote)

      QUOTE: C.O.D. BOOK, PG. 341 “We are both natural and supernatural.”  (End quote)

   The Prophet saying there is two of us.  Let’s read this in scripture.  1st Cor. 15:44 … “There is a natural body, and there is (now) a spiritual body.”  So Brother Branham is teaching that God created Adam first in a Theophany, and not just Adam but all predestinated people, then God took part of Adam, and us, and placed us in a clay body.

    Does the Scripture teach this?  Heb. 2:10 “For it became Him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the Captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.”  God was going to put His sons in flesh bodies, then bring them to glory after they overcame.

We Came From a Higher Being.


   Now notice Heb. 2:14Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same…”

   QUOTE: C.O.D. BOOK, PG. 20-23 “He made the man and the woman before they was ever formed out of the dust of the earth. And then God made man not in His own Image.  This Body (of flesh) is not in the Image of God, this body is in the image of beasts.  Jesus told His disciples that He knew them before the foundation of the world, before the world was ever formed.”  (End quote)

   Here Brother Branham makes reference to John 15:26-27”and you shall also bear witness, because ye have been with Me from the beginning.”  In referring to this scripture again Brother Branham said, QUOTE: C.O.D. BOOK PG. 344…”That’s the way we are here, we came from a higher being.  (A Theophany)  In the beginning we were in the Image of God.  The veil of darkness keeps us from knowing it now, but Jesus told His Disciples He was with them before the foundation of the world, see!  We were, “…and if this earthly tabernacle be dissolved we have one already waiting.  Then we move into this Theophany, what we once lived in.”  (End quote)


Did We Bypass

Our Theophany??


   Some teach that we bypassed our Theophany and that we haven’t lived in it yet.  No doubt they base their teaching on a statement Brother Branham made in “Who is this Melchisedec” where he said, “See, we have bypassed that (heavenly body) to come straight from God.  The attribute (we were His attribute) ---to be flesh, to be tempted and tested by sin, like Adam was.  But when testing time is over, then we are taken up to this body that was prepared for us before the foundation of the world.”  (End quote)

   But when we put this statement with the one in the C.O.D. BOOK, PG. 344, where He said, “We move into the Theophany we once lived in” then we see that he only meant that we bypassed our Theophany in that we did not stay in it.

    A careful study of the Prophet’s Message can leave no doubt about his doctrine concerning our first creation in a spiritual body, before we ever appeared on earth in flesh.

    QUOTE: C.O.D. BOOK, PG. 342 “well my dear sainted brother, my dear sainted sister, before the foundation of the world, when God created you in His Image…He made you a Theophany just like Himself.  When He said, “Let us” to the creatures He had made, let us make man in our own Image, in our likeness, a Theophany.”  (End quote)

   QUOTE: C.O.D. BOOK, PG. 23 “Man was first made in the Image of God, then he was made in the image of beast and he fell.”  (End quote)

   QUOTE: WHO IS THIS MELCHISEDEC, PG. 17 “If we had come that (in that Theophany)—there would have been no temptation, we would have known all things.” (End quote)


Guardian Angels


 Brother Branham also indicated that the Theophany bodies of the Bride are one and the same with their Guardian Angels.  They are actually supernatural angels that are encamped round about those that fear Him.

   QUOTE: C.O.D. BOOK, PG. 1155 “Now there is an angel (of the Lord) but these angels of the Lord that are encamped about those that fear Him (implying they are different).  Now this is pretty deep.  It isn’t promised that sinners have angels, did you know that?  It’s so perfect; it will prove predestination to you.” (End quote)

   Here he said the predestinated have angels, or other bodies (Theophany)—and their angels are different from the Angel Of The Lord.  The predestinated people of God have angels, which are their Theophany bodies, and they encamp around their clay bodies to constantly guard them.

      Heb. 1:13-14 confirms this “But to which of the angels said He at any time, SIT ON MY RIGHT HAND, UNTIL I MAKE THINE ENEMIES THY FOOTSTOOL?   Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?”

    Brother Branham confirms this again in the C.O.D. Book, pg. 1156 as follows.  A person asks the question “Explain each person’s angel who abides with them from birth?”  Answer…”That’s it; it is the spiritual body of the people.”  (Saying it is their angel)

      Rom. 8:20   “For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason (or for the reasons) of Him who has subjected the same in hope.”

     Then because God subjected His sons to live in a flesh body, He came and lived in one also.  Heb. 2:14 “Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself took part of the same:”…

    Born of a virgin into a flesh body, so He could live a sin free life and redeem us by the sacrifice of that precious life.   He knew Adam would fall (and we also) but He had no intention of leaving us in our fallen state.  His plan from the beginning was to save us from vanity and put us back in the body that we once lived in.  Our flesh is a veil for now, that keeps us from remembering where we came from, and also keeps us from seeing our Theophany that is never far from us.

   QUOTE: HEB. BOOK PG. 263 “The veil is the flesh.  The veil is what keeps us from seeing God face to face in this Church.  The veil is what keeps us from seeing the angels at their position this morning, standing by the seats. The angels of the Lord are encamped around about them who fear Him.  We are in the presence of God all the time.  The word says, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”  By our faith we know He is watching us.  He is here now.”  (God in the form of the people’s Theophany)  (End quote)

    No wonder the scripture says “We are one with Him” John 17:11 No wonder it says” we are joint heirs”   Rom 8:17 and “flesh of His flesh and bone of His bone” Eph. 5:30.  No wonder the Bible says, “He is the vine and we are the branches.”  John 15:5   It is also no wonder that the text says “We are accepted in the Beloved.”  Eph 1:6 How correct Jesus was when He said, “I am in you and ye are in Me.” (John 14:20)

   We are children of God, having come out of Him, just as earthly children have come out of their natural parents.  Earthly parents are only a type of the Bride coming out of the Heavenly Father, in a spiritual sense.

A prophet Visits John

On Patmos


   If we can accept this Word thus far, that all Bride existed in a supernatural body before the world was, then let us go a step further.  We would have to believe that our Prophet is Bride, and that he had a Theophany body 2000 years ago, when John the revelator was on the Isle of Patmos, to receive the book of Revelations.

    Rev. 1:1 tells us that an angel gave the Revelations to John.  In years past, we have supposed that this was a heavenly angel.  This supposing was because we did not have full Revelation on other scripture pertaining to this mysterious subject.

   When we read Rev. 19:9-10 we see that John tried to worship the angel that was showing him all the Revelations, but he was corrected by the angel who said, “I am thy fellow servant and of thy brethren, worship God.”

   But John was so overcome by the  presence of  this supernatural Being that he tried the second time to worship him, and was told in Rev.22:9 “See thou do it not…for I am of thy brethren the prophets.”

    There it is, the angel who gave John the Book of Revelations was a Prophet.  In teaching on this Brother Branham said in “REV. OF JESUS CHRIST” PG. 25—QUOTE:  “And it was sent and signified this by His angel unto John.  We do not know who the angel was.  The Bible doesn’t say who the angel was, but we know it was a prophet, then we find out later that when John started to worship the angel, the angel said, “See thou do it not, Rev. 22:9, and he said “for I am of thy fellow servants the prophets”

   CONT. QUOTE:”It might have been Elijah it might have been one of the prophets.  John was an Apostle, but this Prophet was sent.  Look at the nature of all the rest of the Epistles.  That proves it wasn’t John, (who wrote Rev’s) because it has no nature like John.  John was a writer, but this is the spirit of a Prophet.”  (End quote)

    Can we believe that this Prophet that came to John on Patmos was William Branham in his Theophany body 2000 years before he appeared on earth in flesh?

    Brother Branham saw his own Theophany on Sunset Mountain when the seven angels came down.  We know from his teaching that these angels were the seven church age Messengers, come down in their Theophany bodies to reveal the seven thunders.

    We also know that Brother Branham was one of the seven.  It seems very clear to this writer that Brother Branham was telling us, in some statements he made who this seventh angel was.

   QUOTE: SEVENTH SEAL BK., PG. 560 “And did you notice that one angel?  I said in there he was a strange angel.  He looked more to me than any of the rest of them.  It picked me up, lifted me up.     Do you remember that?

     QUOTE: SEVENTH SEAL BK., PG 565 “Remember, the seventh messenger was the noted one to me.  The seventh angel, it seemed more to me than any”.

   QUOTE; SEVENTH SEAL BK., PG 578 “Another thing I want you to notice, what took place.  And if you are listening to the tape  WHAT TIME IS IT SIRS  you will notice that one angel was very notable to me.  The rest of them just seemed ordinarly, but this angel was a noted angel.”  (End quote)

     And so the seventh angel that came down on Sunset Mountain was actually the Theophany body of William Branham, who was also standing there in his flesh body. We are saying that William Branham, standing in his flesh body, saw William Branham in his Theophany body. If this is true then it would have to fit the scriptures.  In Rev. 4:4 we read,     “And round about the Throne were four and twenty seats, and upon the seats I saw four and twenty Elders sitting, clothed in white raiment, and they had on their heads crowns of gold.”

    We know that twelve of these Elders were the Old Testament Patriarchs, and twelve were the New Testament Apostles.  Therefore when John the revelator looked and saw twenty-four Elders, he was looking at his own Theophany body,  as one of the twenty-four.    And so we conclude that it was not at all unscriptural for Brother William  Branham  to see Himself  in his Theophany.  Mysterious?  Yes indeed!  But God promised to send us a Prophet to reveal these mysteries.  Rev. 10:7  “But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound (preach) the mystery of God should be finished, as He hath declared to His servants the prophets.”


God In Flesh In These

Last Days


   Yes, it is true, Jesus Christ has come in the flesh bodies of His people in these last hours of time.  1st John 4: 2-6  “Hereby know ye the spirit of God, every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God.  And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God.  And this is the spirit of Anti-Christ, whereof ye have heard that it should come, and even now is already in the world.  Verse 6  “We are of God.  He that knoweth God heareth us, he that is not of God heareth not us.  Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.”

   Of course we understand that these scriptures refer to The Lord Jesus Christ, but we also know that many times a scripture has more than one meaning, and that this one also refers to the whole Bride of Christ when it speaks of Jesus Christ having come in the flesh.