Dewitt Tabernacle Teaching Series




  By C.W. Wood                                                                                                                                  March, 2017

   In 1995, we published a Monthly sermon entitled “Identification, Who Are We?”  Since that time, we have Preached many times the Bible Fact that we came from a Higher Being called a Theophany, which Jesus Himself called Angels,  Matt. 18:6 and Matt. 18:10.  “But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.  Verse 10, 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.”  But now, 21 years after the Sermon on Identification was revealed, I find that many of those in our Message do not receive the teaching that we were once an Angelic Being, before we were Put in Flesh.  This writer finds it hard to understand why some Message Believers object to being told that we were once an angel!  It is so clearly evident in the Scriptures and in the Prophet’s Messages.

   Part of the confusion stems from the fact that Bro. Branham can be quoted as saying, “We were never an angel.”  But don’t we yet understand that we have to know what the Prophet meant by what he said?  And also we have to remember that he learned as he grew in the Word, even as we do.  Please study the following Scriptures and quotes.

   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 Celestrial (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.  Bro. Branham indicated that our other body is actually our Guardian Angel.  We will quote      Matt. 18:10 then give Bro. 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.” (End quote)  Jesus called His Little Ones His Elect Angels!!

   QUOTE: C.O.D. BOOK, PG 560, “If you will notice in Matt. 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.  “If 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 our 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 Bro. Branham is teaching that God created Adam 1st in a Theophany, and not just Adam but all people, then God took part of Adam, and us, and placed us in a clay body.

   Does the Scripture teach this?  Heb. 2:10-14 “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.

    Heb. 2:11 “For both He that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one.  For which cause He is not ashamed to call them brethren.”

We Came From A Higher Being

   Now notice Heb. 2:14, it tells us that the children, who were once in heaven with Father, in a Theophany, were made to partake of flesh and blood.  “Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same---.”

   The  children  of God,  who had been in heaven with God, had a part of themselves put on  earth in a clay body, to be tested and tried.  So the children who were first in heaven with God were made to be partakers of flesh and blood. (End quote)

   QUOTE:C.O.D. BOOK, PG’S 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 Bro. Branham makes reference to John 15:26-27  --- “and you shall also bear witness because you have been with Me from the beginning.”

    In referring to this Scripture again Bro. 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 knew them before the foundation of the world, before the world was ever formed.”  (End quote)

   Here Bro. Branham makes reference to John 15:26-27    “---and you shall also bear witness because you have been with Me from the beginning.”  In referring to this Scripture again, Bro. 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 By-Pass Our Theophany??

   Some teach that we by-passed our Theophany, and that we haven’t lived in it yet.  No doubt they base their teaching on a statement Bro. Branham made in “Who is this Melchisedec?”  where he said, See, we have by-passed 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 by-passed 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: “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

   Bro 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 (Theophanys)—and that 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.

   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: “EASTER REVIVAL”, PG’S 61-62He 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.

   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.

   Pg. 62  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.”

   QUOTE: “THE UNFAILING REALITIES OF THE LIVING GOD.” PG. 30,  “Let me say one more thing.  Creeds does not satisfy a hungry heart.  Creeds won’t satisfy.  If a man is hungry for God, you tell him, say, “Say the Apostles’ Creed, join the church, put your name on here, be sprinkled or immersed”, or whatever you want to, that will never satisfy a hungry soul. ‘Cause, they were  predestinated of God to Search for Life.  They was  once the angels, they was once an angel who did not fall.  Two-thirds of the angels of Heaven fell;  (One-third,   C.W.W.)  that’s these evil spirits working amongst people, very religious.  You know the Bible says that.  You was just not all always right here.  You were once somewhere else.”

   We will close with God’s own Words concerning this matter of Angelic, Supernatural bodies that we go back to when we leave this clay body.

   Gen. 1:26-27,   “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 all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon 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.”

   Then in Gen. 2:7 we read, “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”

   In Rev. Chapters 2 & 3 we See the Holy Ghost speaking to the Seven Church Age Messengers, giving them their message for that age.  And the Holy Ghost (God) calls all Seven of those men “Angels”.   “Unto  the  “Angel”  of the Church  of  Ephesus write;--------.”

    And so God calls these men “Angels”.  They lived in their Angelic bodies long before they were on Earth in  a clay body!

   Will a man argue with God?  Help us not to do it, Lord!   Amen