Dewitt Tabernacle Teaching Series





 BY C.W. WOOD                                                                                                  AUGUST 2016


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   This sermon is about NO CONDEMNATION, which equals Rapturing Faith.  The Bride is not just believing for Soul salvation, but she is “Pressing toward the mark for the Prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:14)

  The Bible speaks of two different groups of saved People.  Matt. 7:14, Jesus said only a few will find the straight and narrow Path.  These Few are Bride.  In Rev. 7:9-14, John the Revelator saw a group which no man could number.  They missed the Rapture and went through the great tribulation.  They come up in the 2nd Resurrection.  They were given Eternal Life after being Purged for their unbelief.  This Sermon is for those who desire to give up their all and be Married to their Bridegroom.  They will then go to the Marriage Supper, then back to Earth for 1,000 years, to wait for the New City to come down.  A Message to the Bride: August, 2016   MADE SUBJECT TO VANITY”.                                                    Br. C.W. Wood


    The Bride has never Sinned, a Word Prophet said, “You were tricked into it.”  (This is not for unbelievers)  Romans 8:20, “For the creature was Made subject to Vanity, not Willingly, but by reason of Him that subjected the Same in hope.”

   As always, this Scripture must be Revealed by the Lord before we will be able to understand its full meaning.  And so we will start at the beginning and ask The Lord to guide us into truth.  Let’s Study our text, then we will move on to other Scripture.

     The First 5 words of our text are “For the Creature was made-----.”  Who are the Creatures?  Gen. 1:25—26-27, “And God made the beast of the Earth after his Kind, (cows, horses, dogs, lions, tigers, elephants and etc) and cattle after their kind, and everything that creepeth upon the Earth after his Kind, and God Saw that it was Good.”  Verse 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 every creeping thing that creepeth on the Earth.     Verse 27 “So God Created man in His own Image, in the Image of God Created He him, male and female Created He them.”

   Our Question was, “Who are the Creatures?”  They are the ones who were Created in a body like God’s Own body!!!  The next 3 words of our text are “Subject to Vanity” And so we have 8 words now, “For the Creature was made subject to Vanity.”  At first we were made in a body like God’s own body, and we were in a body that could Not Sin.  We were God-like Creatures.           But then, according to the Scriptures, we were made the 2nd time in a body that was subject to Vanity, (Sin) That is the body we are in now.

   Then we have 2 more words in our text, ”Not Willingly  We want to analyze the two Words, “Not Willingly”  We were changed from one body into another body, but it was not our idea, (We only agreed to go.)  We were Perfect in our 1st body, there is no way we could have been any happier.  We Could Not Sin, we had refused Lucifer’s doctrine, and had stayed with our Creator!  Now we are going to read between the lines of Scripture, as we were told to do!

   There was a controversy in Heaven between God and His Right Hand man, Lucifer.  Let’s read it in the Scripture.  We know that Lucifer wanted to be God and was warned to repent, but he would not!  Ezekiel 28:9, “Wilt thou yet say before Him that Slayeth thee, I Am God?  But thou shalt be a man and no God, in the Hand of Him that Slayeth thee.”  So here the Scripture states what the controversy was.  Lucifer said he was God, and God said he was not God, but just a man. 

   Now let’s look a little deeper into the Word and See that Lucifer accused God of doing him wrong by casting him out of Heaven before he had time to win all the Created Angelic Beings over to his Side!  Job 1:6  “Now  there came a day  when the Sons  of God  came to present    

themselves     before  The Lord and Satan came also among them.  Verse 7, “And The Lord said unto Satan, Whence comest thou?  Then Satan answered the Lord and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.  God had already put Lucifer out of Heaven and stripped him of his free moral agency!  Lucifer could only move on Earth as God allowed it, and as God ordered it.  If we could only believe that it is still that way today.

    Verse 8 God said, “Have you considered my servant Job?  He’s a perfect and upright man before me and hates Evil.”  (Job was not perfect in his Flesh, but his sacrifice to God covered his Sins)     Verse 9-10, Lucifer said, “I have watched Job, and I have Seen that you have made a hedge about him, and about his house and all that he has on every side.”  Lucifer said, “I have seen that you have blessed the work of his hands and his substance (his belongings) has increased in the land.”  And then Lucifer challenged God again.  He said, “Put forth Your Hand now, and touch  all  that  he  has  (destroy all that he has) and he will curse Thee to thy Face.” 

We know the Scripture.  God allowed Satan to destroy all that Job had, but did not allow him to touch Job’s body!  Then there  was    another  Meeting in Heaven (Job 2:1) and Satan came again with God’s Elect Angels (Scripture calls them “Sons of God”)    

   Who were these Sons of God?  Remember, God at this time had already Put a Seed out of man’s Theophany down on Earth into a clay body.  Gen 2:28 “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living Soul.” 

   These “Sons of God” that were still in Heaven, and who were having meetings with their Creator, they were the Created beings (Angelic Beings) who did not follow Lucifer’s rebellion.  These “Sons of God are still there, they are the other Part of the Bride, there is two of us, one here in Flesh, and one in Heaven, Our Theophany.    2nd Cor. 5:1 “For we know that if our earthly house of this Tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, Eternal in the Heavens.”

   Quote: “The Entombment”, Verses 50-52, 1957, Jefferson In.         50.“And then no doubt in my mind, but that’s what Jesus had in His mind when He was here on earth, was that infallibility of God’s Eternal Word.  For, we know that in Him dwelt the fullness of the Godhead Body.  The entire Godhead was in Him.  He   was  both   Father,   Son,  and Holy Ghost, but dwelt in a human form;

The Theophany of God, the great image of God that He made man in, then placed him in the earth.  He had a body.  God  isn’t without a body.  God   has got a body, and it looks like a man.  Moses saw it, others saw it, and it looks like a man.”

   51.“And  it’s  just  an impression, this is, of what  That is. And everything on earth, the beauty, the sweetness, the beauty of the earth, is nothing else in the world but an answer to a far better than that, that waits us when we leave this world.  For, everything in earth is just a pattern of that which is in Heaven.  Everything that’s good, everything that’s righteous, everything that’s beautiful, trees, birds, everything, is just a pattern of what is in Heaven.”

   52.”Our own life is just a pattern.  It’s just a shadow, and not the real thing.  It’s the negative side.  It takes death to develop the picture. to put us back in the Theophany we come from.  Then in the resurrection we come in His likeness, a resurrected body.  What a beautiful; not only beautiful, but it is the real, solemn Truth of God’s Eternal Word, that we’ll be like Him.” (End of Quote)

  Now we want to get the meat out of this Message that God gave Br. Branham for us!!!  The Powerful revelation in all this is, that there is a Part of the Bride that has never Sinned!  The Part that is still in Heaven, the Part that is a chip off of the old block, the Part of us that is God-Like-----. Our other Creation, that was first, made a Person just like the Person that Created us, that Part of us has never Sinned, and Cannot Sin.

   Rom. 4:6-7,  “Even as David also describeth the blessings of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,      Saying, BLESSED ARE THEY WHOSE INIQUITIES ARE FORGIVEN AND WHOSE SINS ARE COVERED.”

    Rom. 8:29, “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 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.”

   Our lesson is about the Fact that we were 1st Created in Heaven, Perfect Beings without Sin---but then we were made Subject to Vanity (Sin), because Lucifer had accused God of being unfair to him by Putting him out of Heaven before he won all those who would have followed him!!  No man, nor no devil ever accuses God of being Wrong and God does not answer the

 accusation and Prove that He has never been Wrong!

    In Rom. 7:14-25, Paul had a Powerful and glorious Revelation.  It hinges around Verses 17 and 20.  We will read Verses 14-25,

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

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

    16.  “If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good.”

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

    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.

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

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

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

    22. “For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:”

    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.”

    24. “O wretched man that I am!  Who shall deliver me from this body of death?”

    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.”

   Now let’s go on to Rom 8:1,  We are dealing here with Rapturing Faith, and that kind of Faith, which is Perfect Faith, comes as we are able to Put down all Condemnation that Satan is Constantly bringing us.

    Rom. 8:1, “There is therefore now No Condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.”

   Br. Branham used Parables to teach and make his Spiritual Points!  He spoke this Parable about a Conversation he made up between himself and Br. Pearry Green.

   Quote:  He said. “Let’s suppose that Br Green heard that I had gone out and done some wrong things.  And he would come to me and Say, “Br. Branham, I forgive you.”

   Quote:  “The Rapture” Verses 161-163, 

   161. “And notice, not only is the Bride washed, forgiven, but she’s justified.  See?  Did you ever try the word justify to see what it means?  Now for instance, if Brother Green heard that I’d been drinking, I’d been doing bad things, then he found out that I didn’t do it, then he’d come, say, “I forgive you, Brother Branham.”

   162. “You forgive me?  I never done it.  What are you forgiving me about?”  See?  But if I’m guilty, then I can be forgiven, but I’m still not just, because I did it.  But the word justified is “as though you  never   done  it  at   all”----justified.  And then the Blood of Jesus Christ cleanses

us so from sins, till it’s put in the book of God’s forgetfulness.  He’s the only One can do it.  We can’t.  We can forgive, but not forget.”

   163.  “I could forgive you, but I’ll always remember you done these evil things.  Then you’re not just, you’re forgiven.  But in the sight of God the Bride is justified.  She never done it in the first place.   Amen.  Standing there married to virtuous Son of God, never sinned in the first place.  Why?  She was foreordained; she was trapped into this.  And now when she heard the Truth and come forth, the Blood cleansed her.  And She stands there virtuous, See? She’s ….No sin on Her at all.”

    I would say, “Br. Green, you can’t forgive me, because I didn’t do those things that you heard.”  And Br. Branham went on to Say, “Now if I had done them, then you could forgive me, but since I am not guilty, you can’t forgive me!!!

    He was  teaching on Paul’s  Statements in  Rom.7:17   and in Rom.7:20.  In  both   these

  Scriptures Paul said, “It is not I that that  do these  things  that  I hate.”

   Now  go   back  to Rom. 7:24-25,  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 (The God Part of me) serve the Law of God; but with the Flesh the law of Sin.”

   Now remember, we were Made Subject to Vanity, that is to say, we were allowed by God to be put in a Flesh body that cannot keep God’s Holy Law Standard Perfectly.  The Flesh will Sin.,  Not willingly, but because this  Flesh   (clay)    body  came through Satan, and in it is the  law of Sin from Satan,

   Rom 7:23, “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 (Flesh).”

   And now we are ready for the Climax of all this teaching.  One place we find it is 1st John 3:9, “Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his Seed (God’s Seed) remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born  of God.”

   Can we do Wrong???  Yes!  Just like Paul said, “The things I hate, sometimes I do them.  But

Also as  Paul said,  we  have  been delivered from this Flesh body of death,   and because we have a repentant heart, our Sins do not get through the blood and up to God!

   God allowed us to be Made Subject to Vanity to Prove Satan wrong, Who Said, “I would have won all your subjects if you had left me alone.”  See this same accusation of Lucifer in the Book of Job.  He said, “Just let me get to Job and I’ll show you that I can make him leave you.”  But Job  with God’s help, Proved the devil wrong.  So is the Bride of Today proving the devil to be wrong. Amen