Dewitt Tabernacle Teaching Series



BY C.W. WOOD                                                                                                                                                FEB. 2017


  A PERSONAL NOTE TO OUR READERS: I need to speak a few words about God’s Sign Gift of Mercy to His Prophet Wm. Branham.  Many of us have heard of this Gift operating when Br. Branham was having a healing Service.  When God turned it on, Br. Branham could see the People as God was seeing them and their life became an open book.  It was without Question a Supernatural happening.  Even so, many of our People do not yet have the revelation that God intended the Gift to Produce.  May I state it here in all of its simplicity.  It was God’s Proof that He desired to heal all who would come with a repentant heart, not only understanding that He could heal, but also have the revelation that the Gift was to show His great willingness!  We are only half way to our answer by knowing that He can heal.  The other half of the revelation is knowing that it is always His will to heal a repentant Person.  Amen




TEXT SCRIPTURES:  1ST COR. 1:30-31,  30  “But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:  31  That according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.”  Saying a Person, Jesus, is Our Righteousness.

   ROM. 5:17-18, 17 “For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)  18  Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.”

   God’s Goal is To Rid His Bride of All Condemnation, Leaving Perfect Faith that will Take us out in The Rapture!

   In the beginning of this Sermon, I want to State the Revelation that I believe The Lord wants His Bride to have.  We already know that there is only one Form of Eternal life, and that life is the Spirit of Christ, which is the Holy Ghost living in our Flesh bodies.  The revelation is that the Holy Ghost and the Gift of Righteousness are one and the Same thing!  But we have Some Precious People who have the Holy Ghost, but who are still Seeking The Gift of Righteousness.

   We need to understand that when we are truly Born Again (Have the Holy Ghost) that Christ Himself, who is the Holy Ghost, is also The Gift of Righteousness!  We can’t have the Holy Ghost without having the Gift of Righteousness.  We can be Justified and not be Sanctified.  We can be Justified and Sanctified and not have the Holy Ghost.

   But we can’t have the Holy Ghost and not also have the Gift of Righteousness.  The Holy Ghost is a Person (Christ) and the Gift of Righteousness is also a Person, Christ.  He is our Righteousness.  They are the Same Person, and so when that Person comes to live in us, we have Jesus Himself, who is our Gift of Righteousness.

   But it’s like having Money in the Bank, deposited by a Friend that we didn’t know about.  This Sermon is to make us aware of our Spiritual Bank Account.  God Sees our Faith and calls us Perfect.

   In order to have victory over the messenger of Satan that is Sent to buffet us, we must claim The Gift of Righteousness daily.  There is only one way to have Personal Victory over the devil, and that is to daily claim God’s Free Gift of Righteousness, which is the Holy Ghost Himself living in us.

   Jesus is The Holy Ghost, and Jesus is The Free Gift of Righteousness!!

   To receive the Gift of Righteousness by Faith, is to be rid of condemnation, and condemnation is what kills Our Faith.

   1st John 3:20-22, 20  “For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.  21  Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.  22  And whatsoever we ask, we receive  of him,   because   we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.”

   There is only one way to be rid of condemnation, and that way is to receive the Holy Ghost and claim His Gift that Sets us Free from our Guilt!

   When God told us in the Scriptures to Give No Place to the devil, He knew we could not always keep His Holy Law Standard, and that we would always have failures in the Flesh.

   Yet in Eph. 4:27, He said, “neither give place to the devil.”  We are daily giving Place to the devil unless we are claiming the Free Gift of Righteousness.

   To receive Condemnation for our Failures is to give place to the devil.  In Times Past, we haven’t realized what we were doing, but now our Bridegroom is rounding out our Faith.

   Perfect Faith comes as we realize that there is no Sin charged to God’s Elect. 1 John 3:9, “Whosoever is born of God does not commit Sin, for His Seed (God’s Seed) remaineth in him, and he cannot Sin, because he is born of God.”

   This Scripture is not Skim Milk!  It is not for Church Natural!  It is Food for the Bride.  Let’s look at 1 John 3:9, for a little bit.  It says that if a Person is Born of God he does not commit Sin!

   To be Born of God is to have a New Soul!  (God’s Soul)  Here in our Scripture, the New Soul, or the new nature is called the Seed of God!

   What Kind of Seed does God have???  In His Seed, or in His Kind, there is no Sin.  So that when He Places His Seed (Soul) in us we can no longer love Sin.  But God leaves the law of Sin in our Flesh that came from the devil.  The Serpent had a Seed and it was Placed  in Eve and Produced a law of Sin in our Fleshly members!!

   We had no say so about this thing that happened in the Garden of Eden, and for this reason God was obligated to make a way of escape for those who would accept it.

   1 Cor. 10:13, “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”

      We are looking at the ESCAPE ROUTE!  It is the new Birth, the New Soul, the Spirit of Jesus Christ, the Holy ghost, the Seed of God, in which there can be no Sin.  This escape route includes the Gift of Righteousness, which is the Holy Ghost which is Jesus Christ, who is Himself the Gift of Righteousness.

   Do we have the Holy Ghost, which is The New Birth??  If so, are we claiming to also have the Free Gift of Righteousness?  Are we refusing all the devil’s attacks where he tries to condemn us for our Sins?  Are we understanding the statement of Jesus where He asked the Question, “Which is easier to Say, thy Sins be forgiven thee, or rise take up thy bed and go unto thy house.”  (Matt. 9:5)  Do we understand that when our Sins are gone, the devil has no more ground to stand on, and our Sicknesses have to leave also?

   When we by Faith receive the Gift of Righteousness, which is Jesus Christ, the Holy Ghost----then we are standing on the Solid Rock, (Jesus) and the devil is on Sinking Sand.  QUOTE: “What is the Holy Ghost?” Pg.1.  “The doctor will give medicine  for   Pneumonia, and maybe   two days later they will die with it, after he has Pronounced them well.  It recurs again.  But when that Soul is healed, you have then in you Eternal Life

   Because we have in us the Person of Jesus Christ, who is total Righteousness, and in whom there is no degree of Sin.  And Jesus Himself then is our New Soul, and in that New Soul we cannot Sin, and so 1 John 3;9, becomes a reality in our life!  1 John 3:9, “Whosoever is Born of God does not commit Sin, for His Seed remaineth in him and he cannot Sin because he is Born of God.”

   1 Cor.6:9,  “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the Kingdom of God?  Be not deceived:----.”  Here is the Bomb that the Holy Ghost wants to drop into our midst. (This is for Bride)  We are all still unrighteous until we by Faith receive The Gift of Righteousness!  For the Scripture says, “There is none Righteous in our Flesh.”

   Rom.3:9-10, “What then? Are we better than they?  No,  in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin; 10  As it is written, THERE IS NONE RIGHT EOUS, NO NOT ONE.”  We are told in Matt.6:33, to “But Seek ye First the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.”

   Now we will quote Some of God’s Promises to the Righteous.  (Do we understand now how it is that we are Seen as righteous in God’s Eyes??)  Rom 8:1-10, “There is therefore now no condemnation”  And where there is no condemnation there is Perfect Faith in the Person who is our Righteousness.  (Jesus)  I will close by reading Rom.8:1-10, To me these verses are the Key to the Bride entering into Rapturing Faith (Perfect Faith)  Rom.8:1-10,  “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.  2  For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.  3  For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh.  4  That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.  5  For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh, but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.  6  For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.  7  Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.  8  So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.  9  But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you.  Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. 10  And if Christ be in you, the body is  dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.”

   And so we conclude that although the Feeling of Condemnation will still come to us, we now know  that God is greater than the feeling of Condemnation that Comes to us, and He knows What is in our heart, and will judge us Accordingly.

   Br. Branham made a Statement once and said, “For a long time I have had a Feeling that bothers me.  Like as if I had taken Candy away From a Baby.  This writer believes it was the devil condemning God’s Prophet for Some Failures he had made along the way.  But then he had a revelation about the “Gift of Righteousness,   and   The Lord

told him it would bother him no more.  I noticed that God did not tell him that the Feeling would not come any more, but that the Feeling would not bother him anymore!  Br. Branham’s  Failures   were repented of moment by moment, as he had need to repent, the Same as we have to do.

   Because of our revelation about God’s Free Gift of righteousness, we no longer receive Satan’s condemning spirit when he comes.  We are in the group that Paul Spoke about in Rom. 4:1-8.  In verse 8 he said, “Blessed is the man to whom The Lord will not impute (charge) Sin.”

   This Verse by itself is life changing and life saving.  Amen