Dewitt Tabernacle Teaching Series






  By C.W. Wood                                                                                                                              February 2016

   We Believe the Bride will end up with a Forty-Day time period during which they will be in their Theophany bodies on Earth before they are caught up in the Rapture.  We believe this will be the Short, Quick Work, the Prophet spoke about.

   We Believe there will be Signs and Wonders that will convince the last ones to come into the Kingdom.  Perhaps some of these last ones could be the family members of the Bride.  Bro. Branham made a statement that seems to support this view.  He said, “Notice the Wisdom of the Holy Ghost, who knew that at Rapture time the Bride would be looking around to see if their loved ones made it.”  To this writer, he was indicating that our family would be there.  Can we believe that Jesus could be that Gracious?

   We Believe that when man was First created that he was a Spiritual Being and had a body like God’s own Body.  Gen. 1:26 And God said, “Let us make man in our Image, after our Image…”  Verse 27 “So God created man in His own Image, in the Image of God created He him; male and female created He them.”

   We are not living in those First Bodies now.  A part of us was taken from those First bodies and put here in Flesh.  (A Seed out of the Theophany)  This Sexual Birth was not God’s original Plan.  Adam was supposed to Speak his children into existence.

   But God in order to Prove to Satan that the Holy Ghost was more Powerful than the rebellious spirit of Lucifer…allowed sexual birth, but would save us from the lost soul and the devilish flesh that came from it.

   Rom. 8:20-21,  Verse 20.  “For the Creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,

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

   In this sermon, I want to Preach about our other being (Our First Creation) our Supernatural body called a Theophany.  The one we will be in before we go up.

   Let’s look at Peter’s Theophany First!  Acts 10:1-26, we see a strange thing (Strange until God reveals it to us) Cornelius was a devout man of God.  He served God and Feared God with all his house.  One day, while praying, he saw a vision, an Angel of God, who said to him “Cornelius” when he looked at this angel, he was afraid and he said, “What is it, Lord?  And the angel said, “Your prayers are heard and your alms are come up before the Lord!  (It was Peter in a body like God’s own Body)  Verse 5, “Send men to Joppa and call for Simon Peter!”  Verse 25, Peter went to Caesarea to Cornelius’ house and as he was going into the house, Cornelius met him and fell down at his feet and worshipped him.  But Peter took him up and said, “Stand up, I myself am also a man.”

    The Revelation is that the Angel that Cornelius had seen in the Vision was the Theophany body of Peter the Flesh-Man and they bore the same image.  (They looked alike)

   The Bride has a supernatural Body like that!  It is Fearfully and Wonderfully made!  It’s like God’s own body He uses when He wants to Appear to men.  Look at Acts 10:30,  And Cornelius said, “Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing.”  It was Peter in his Supernatural Body, and when the flesh man, Peter, came, Cornelius thought it was the Angel again.

   In Acts, Chapter 12, Peter was arrested by Herod and was put in prison under the guard of four quarternions of soldiers and was going to kill him after Easter.  But the church was praying for Peter, who was bound with chains between two soldiers, with more soldiers guarding the door.  And the Angel of the Lord came to him and a light shined in the prison, the Angel smote Peter on the side and the chains fell off of him.  And the Angel said, “Get your garments on and follow me.”  And the Angel took him through all the locked doors and gates…Then the angel left him!  Verse 4, When Peter had come to himself (He thought he had been dreaming)  He said, “Now I know the Lord has sent His Angel and delivered me from Herod.”  Verse 12 And Peter went to the house of Mary, the mother of John Mark, where the people were praying for him.  He knocked on the door and a girl came and she recognized Peter’s voice.  She got so excited that she didn’t let him in, but ran back and told the people that Peter was at the door.  But they said, “Thou art mad.”  (It couldn’t be Peter because he was chained in the inner prison)  (So they thought)  Now remember, this was the Church that had been praying for Peter.  Herod had already killed James the brother of John.  But they didn’t stop the girl’s testimony, she said, “It was Peter’s Voice.”  Then they said, “It must be Peter’s Angel that the girl heard.  Very evidently, they had some teaching about Guardian Angels (Theophanys!)  Peter kept knocking and they finally let him in but Scripture says “they were astonished.”

   In John 15:27, Jesus said to His Disciples “You also shall bear witness about Me, because you have been with Me From the Beginning.”  Meaning, From the Beginning of Creation, when they were created in a body like God’s own body.  QUOTE: C.O.D. BOOK PAGE 339-340, “The elects first created body was not a flesh body!  “When God made man He made him a Theophany----When God made man in His image, in His likeness, there Was no man yet to till the soil, and God had done made them male and female.  That’s right, no man to till the soil.”  (End quote)

   We are now in a Flesh body, but we have another Body that is an Eternal Body in the Heavens, not made with hands.  2nd Corinthians 5:1 “For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved we have a building of God. 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.)  do we believe God’s Prophet?  Then he said, “Our other body, our other being is our Guardian Angel.”

   Quote: Matt. 18:10 and then the C.O.D. BOOK, PAGE 560,

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.”

   C.O.D.BOOK, PAGE 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 Corinthians 5:1If our earthly house be dissolved we have one waiting---.”

   We know that the angel of Rev. 1:1 was the Theophany body of a Prophet.  This (Prophet Angel) gave to John the whole Book of Revelation.  Scripture says it was a Prophet.  Rev. 19:9-10,  9.  And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb.  And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.

10.  And I fell at his feet to worship him.  And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellow-servant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of Prophecy.  (Acts 3:12, 10:26)  Rev. 22:8-9,   8.  And I John saw these things, and heard them.  And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things. (same angel)

9.  Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellow-servant, and of thy brethren the prophets and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.

   I want to Show you what I believe is another Revelation concerning our Theophany bodies.  They are Supernatural and God-Like!  They have been thought to be God Himself.  (Like John the Revelator thought the Prophet’s Theophany was God to be worshipped.                

                                              (Scorched Print of the Angel’s Hand)



   I moved into Durban, Brother Bosworth and I.  This may scratch a little here, but truth is truth.  I moved in, we was having a wonderful meeting, and God had done so many marvelous works, I tell you, it was enough to alarm anything.  Even two Dutch Reformed ministers, Brother Jackson here acquainted with what I’m going to say, two Dutch Reformed ministers was arguing.  I have the shirt, they---they both sent it to me, Brother Schoeman.  It hasn’t arrived yet, neither has the zebra skins or anything has arrived.  But they sent this shirt in.  There was a Dutch Reformed went over and told another said, “This is the day of our visitation, and you should hear it.”  The other Dutch Reformed said, “He’s nothing but a spiritualist.”  And the other one said, “Did you ever see a spiritualist heal the sick?” “No.”  He said, “I’ll go out and pray for your soul”, one saying to the other.

   And one went back to the yard and got under a peach tree, knelt down and begin to pray, “God have Mercy”, on his friend’s soul.  Then, when he did, he said down before him “come the Angel of the Lord in a whirl.”  And then that moved back, and an angel come and laid his hand on his shoulder and told him to return to his friend.  And when he went back, then he said what had happened.  And here, the next day it come out, this minister turned around and looked, and there on the man’s shirt, there’s a scorched print of the angel’s hand laying on his shirt.  Hallelujah! Headlines through the biggest paper in South Africa, That right, Brother?  There the Brother and sister Nolan standing there.  There it is.  I’ll have it pretty soon, it’s sent to me now to be translated over into English.  “There the minister’s eyes like this.  And they took me down there, and took my left hand and put it on the left hand, just perfectly covered it exactly.”  (Experiences, July 15, 1952)

   Why did they take Bro. Branham to see if his hand fit the Print on the man’s shirt??  I believe it was because the angel that walked up to the Praying Man looked like Bro. Branham, like Peter’s Theophany body looked like Peter.  Like Bro Branham recognized his own Theophany on Sunset Mountain and in the little room at Jeffersonville.  We were told to read between the lines of the Scripture!!

   Quote: “The Revelation of Jesus Christ”  (Church Ages) PG’S 777-778,  172.  “Hallelujah!  One of these days the kingdoms of this world will fall, and the legal owner will come in one of these days. Amen

173.  Now, there was a time when it was in dispute.  From the fortieth day, from the beginning of the first day of the cleansing of the sanctuary, or Christ went to Calvary, there was forty days unto the ascension.  It was in debate, whether Satan’s group would take it and say that “He did not raise from the dead.”  They begin to start out a proclamation along there and saying, said, “The disciples come and stole Him by night.”  You’ve read the Bible, “And he said that, “His---people come and stole Him by night, and paid the soldiers to say that.  But it was in Question then.  Everybody was in Question.

Quote:  “Israel and the Church” Pg’s 46-47,  72.  Along came Jesus, the-the promised One.  They done to him what they would, and. Oh, they killed Him, He died.  His soul descended into Hell, preached to the souls that are in prison.  Taken the keys of death and Hell away from the Devil, Returned back on Easter morning.  And as He come through Paradise, He knocked at the door, hallelujah; I can hear Him say, “Children!”  Abraham say, “Who is That?”  I’m your Seed, the seed of Abraham.”  Daniel said, “Who is that?” “ I’m the stone that was cut out of the mountain.”

73.  There they are, the Old Testament saints laying there, waiting to be clothed upon, in Paradise.  He opened up the door.  Abraham said, “Are we going out?”  It’s almost daylight on earth.  Let’s get ready to go.”

74.  Abraham said, “Can we make a little whistle stop?  I’d like to look the city over.”

75. “Well, yes, I’m going to visit with My Disciples for forty days.”  And on Easter morning He arose!

76.  And Matthew 27 says that, “Many bodies of the saints that slept in the dust of the earth, rose, and came out of the city, and appeared to many of them in the city.”

77.  I can see Sarah and Abraham coming down the street, say, “Oh, Honey, look there!  They’ve changed these things a bit.  Look around here how this looks.”

78.  Somebody said, “Who is that couple there?  It seems like they’re strangers.”

79.  They say, “We’re recognized.” [Bro. Branham snaps his fingers—Ed.], vanished out of their sight, like He went through the wall, you know, and they didn’t even know or see Him come in.  Went out!  They had glorified bodies, and they appeared back on Earth, Hallelujah, for a first fruits of the proof of God’s power and the resurrection.  There they was.  Robbed and stripped principalities, and took death and Hell, smothered it up and rose up on Easter morning and entered into the Kingdom with Him.