BY C.W. WOOD                                                                                                                                                              NOV. 2016

A WORD TO OUR READERS: The resurrection is at hand, then the Great Marriage Supper.  I’m thinking daily about meeting Adam & Eve, Abraham, King David, Isaiah, Solomon and all the rest.  But, First to meet our Jesus Face to Face and our own Family.  I believe Br. Branham indicated it will be here on the New Earth.  Where it happens doesn’t matter, just so that we are there.  Many know that we are on the verge of a great Crisis, but Few seem to understand that it will come out of a seemingly good Religious System.  Only the Bride will not be fooled by it.  Stay Focused, People of God, we are riding out the storm.  Our God is far bigger than this Religious System.  Amen


     INTRODUCTION----This Message is not just to show up one of  God’s Greatest types that is in the Bible, but is also to highlight the life and Ministry of our Br. Wm. Branham.  Not all Message Believers understand the very high office that Br. Branham held.  He didn’t put himself there, but God wants us to respect and honor him and his Message!  Some Message people place Br. Branham too high and some don’t respect him in the right way.  But, we want to keep the right Balance.  He was by no means Deity, but he was one of the greatest Prophets in the Bible (If not the Greatest) We don’t yet know what a great privilege it is to know about him and his ministry.

   “Seven Candle Stands”

What a Mighty God we serve!  There is none like Him in Heaven or in Earth.  He is a Perfect Being, and His Perfection requires and demands complete respect and trust in every area of our lives.

   Isa. 46:8-10 8. Remember this, and shew yourselves men: bring it again to mind, O ye transgressors.

9.  Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,  10.  Declaring  the  end  from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:

   Hundreds of years before Jesus came the first time, God was giving Moses laws and rules and types of what was to happen thru the ages, all the way to the End.  He saw the start and the finish.

   I want to look at one of those types, or shadows of a most important thing that was to start in the First Church Age, and continue down to our day.  It has to do with the Seven Golden Candle Stands, or Lamp Stands that are spoken of in the Old Testament and in the New.

   The revelation concerning the Golden Lamp Stands will help us understand what an important role and office our Endtime Prophet, Elijah, held in God’s overall plan.  He was no ordinary Prophet.  As Jesus said of John the Baptist, “John was more than a Prophet.  He was a Prophet Messenger who was to announce the 1st  coming of Christ.  And so it was with our Br. William Branham.  He was more than a Prophet.  He was God’s choice to announce the 2nd  coming of Christ and reveal the Word to the Bride.

     In Ex. 25, God was giving Moses instructions about the building of the Tent of Tabernacles in the Wilderness and telling him what was to be placed in it.  All the things  were a type of God’s Plan of Salvation.  There is much to be learned from these types.     The Scriptures in Ex. 25:31-32 show forth an Amazing Truth!!!  Several thousand years before this Center Stem type of the Endtime Prophet Messenger came to Earth in flesh, God showed him here in type.  He would Finish the Mysteries.

   Ex. 25:31-32  31.  And thou shalt make a candlestick of pure gold: of  beaten work shall the candlestick be made: his shaft, and his branches, his bowls, his knops, and his flowers, shall be of the same.

32.  And six branches shall come out of the sides of it; three branches of the candlestick out of the one side, and three branches of the candlestick out of the other side:

   We notice here that there was a Central Stem, then three branches, or arms out of each side.  The general teaching about these Lamp stands is that Jesus was the Center Stem, and the Six Branches typed the messengers God used.

    I said the general teaching says Jesus was the Center Stem, but generally, the general teaching is Wrong  It takes revelation from God to get it right.

   If the Lord Jesus was the Center Stem, that only leaves Six Church Age Messengers, and we know there was Seven.  So let’s look at other Scriptures.  No’s 8:1-2, “And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto Aaron, and say unto him, when thou lightest the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light over against the candlestick.”

   Notice here that Aaron was to light Seven lamps.  Question?  If Jesus was one of the Seven, then Aaron would have had no need to light but Six  lamps.  Because Jesus did not need Aaron to light His light.

   Now let’s turn to Zechariah Chpt. 4 and study.  The Lord told Zechariah what the Seven Golden Candlesticks were.  Zech. 4:1-2,  And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep, And said unto me, What seest thou?  And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof:

   Now look at Zech 4:10 ”------those seven: they are the eyes of the Lord, which run to and fro through the whole earth.”  Speaking here of the Seven golden Candlesticks.

   These Seven Eyes are the Same as the Seven Spirits which were before God’s Throne.  Rev. 1:4   They are the Same as the Seven Stars of Rev. 1:16.

   In Rev. 1:1, The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his servant John.  An Angel was sent to the Isle of Patmos, by God, to give John the Book of Revelation.  That Angel was the Center Stem of the Golden Lamp Stand!  It was the Theophany body of Br. Wm. Branham.  That was (around 2,000 years) before Wm. Branham appeared on Earth in his Flesh body.  Then in 1909 Wm. Branham was Born and the type that was represented by the Center Stem of the Lamp Stand was on Earth in Flesh!!!

   This was around 4,000 years after God had Moses to show his type in the Lamp Stand.  This center stem of the Lamp Stand was to unravel the Mysteries of the Six Branches coming out of the Center Stem.  And in Rev. 10:7, the Scripture tells us this: “But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.”

   Today, you and I are studying the Sermons Preached by the Center Stem of the Lamp Stand.  In Rev. 1;12, John Saw Seven Golden Candlesticks.  And I turned to See the Voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks.  Now look at Rev. 1:13, John Saw “And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.”

   Can We See the truth here?  John Saw Seven Spirits, then in the Midst of the Seven, he saw one more, and that was The Son of Man.  He saw eight Persons, or Stars, or Spirits.  Seven of them were Messengers, and one of them was Jesus Christ.

   So the question is: who was represented by the Center Stem of the Lamp Stand?  Rev. 1:20, “The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks.  The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.”  Notice here what we just read!  The Seven Stars are the Angels of the Seven Churches!!!

   QUOTE:  “The Revelation of Jesus Christ” Pg. 101.

    (This is the Church age Book as Br. Branham preached them, taken word  for word  off the tapes)         These lampstands all fit into one great big bowl, one great big holder, and seven different lamp-holders come out of it.  And when they did, each one of those lights was drawing from the main resource of its life.  And its light was because it had its candle dipped down into this main barrel.  Oh, what a beautiful picture of one of those seven stars, (it represented that) with his life on fire with the Holy Ghost here.  And itBy faith he’s burning with the Holy Ghost, and his life is a candleor not a candle, but a wick that’s dipped into the Holy Spirit (into Christ), and through that wick he’s drawing the Life of God out to give Light to his Church. 

   Oh, what a picture of the true believer!  What kind of Light’s he giving?  The same kind of Light that was when the first candle was lit.”

   He said “Oh, what a beautiful Picture of one of those Seven Stars.  He is telling us that the Seven Lamps are the Seven Stars of Rev. 1:16.  But he is speaking of one of them in Particular, the Center Stem.  And he said the others got their light (truth) from the Center Stem.

   QUOTE: “In His Presence”  Pg 7. 

   “What about the great Saint John  of Rev.1:7, when he was showed the vision and looked,

and heard a Voice speaking to him.  And he turned to look to see the Voice, and he saw seven golden candlesticks.  And One stood in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks, with hair like wool, eyes like flames of fire, feet like pillars of brass.  He was girded with a golden girdle around the paps and He was called the Word of God.  And when the great Saint John had walked with Christ, leaned upon His bosom, when he done all these things!  As I said this morning, Paul’s ministry exceeded any of them.  Here, after John had walked with Jesus, talked with Him, slept with Him, eat with Him, but when he seen Him standing there, that glorified state, he said he fell like a dead man at His feet.  Amen.  Think of it. (End of Quote)

   Notice!  The Prophet said “One stood in the midst of the Seven.”  It represented Seven Church Age Stars or Spirits, or Angels, or Messengers.

   Let’s read the Scripture that Br. Branham makes reference to, where John saw Seven Golden Candlesticks, and in the midst of the Seven, he saw One more Person, Christ.  Rev. 1:12-20, 12.     “And I turned to see the voice that spake with me.  And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; 13. And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. 14. His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; 15. And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.  16. And he had in his right hand seven stars: and   out of  his

mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength. 17. And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: 18.  I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive forevermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death. 19. Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter; 20. The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks.  The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.”

    It’s not hard to See that the Scripture says there was Seven Candlesticks, then there was One in the midst of the Seven. There was represented there in  type, Seven Church Age Messengers, then Jesus Christ stood in the midst of the Seven.

    If the Candlestick Center Stem was Jesus Christ, then the type was only showing Six Church Age Messengers.  But the Bride knows there was Seven Angels (men) one for each Church Age.

   The motive behind this teaching is to show the very high and exalted office that God had placed the prophet William Branham in!!  Never forget, Little Bride, that he was the man out of all the men on Earth that God chose for this high Seat.

   Minister Brothers, God knew that you and I would be here and He knew what our lives would be, but He didn’t choose me for this office and He didn’t choose you.  It behoves us to honor  and respect him and follow him as he followed Christ.

   He was not educated in our modern world.  He had his own Kentucky English.  He said pole-pit sometimes instead of pulpit.  He said, pack instead of carry.  He said irragant instead of arrogant.  He thought the word ruddy meant unhealthy.  He had in his early years the Mountain Law, an Eye for an Eye.  If God had not stopped him, he would have been guilty of one of the first school murders in our nation.  He would have killed five students.  If God had not stopped him, he would have killed the officer that poisoned his dog.

   Yes, Elijah was a man and not Deity, and we are to do God’s Prophets no harm, and touch not His Anointed.  Some today are disrespecting Br. Branham and his family.  I would be very afraid to be in their Place! 

    If you can receive the revelation that Br. Branham was the Center Stem of the Lamp Stand, you will be following the Word, and honoring God’s choice of the Endtime Elijah! Amen




(Due to a printing error, the November printed sermon from Dewitt Tabernacle Teaching Series, the pages were not in numerical order.  We trust that everyone was able to put it together correctly)