© John R. Nolan 14/1/12

Through history, God’s Biblical program has produced contention, debate, apostasy, bitter division; wars amongst those who claim to believe the Bible yet are incapable of believing, receiving the ongoing revelation of His Word in each progressive Church age.

For the two thousand years of the Gentile dispensation we have witnessed Lucifer, as he did at the beginning, adding to, taking from and personally interpreting God’s Word, contrary to 2Pet.1:20, to deceive and apostatize those reading and hearing the WORD.
THERE IS ONLY ONE God.

“For there is ONE God, and ONE MEDIATOR between God and men, the MAN Christ Jesus” 1Tim.2:5

“Thus saith the LORD, the KING of Israel, and HIS redeemer, the Lord of hosts; I Am the first and the last; and besides me there is no god.” Is.44:6

Please note our Mediator is a Man, NOT God.

There are three schools of thought in what are called Christian religions, cults, regarding the Godhead; Oneness; Twinity, (Two-ness); and Trinity.

Those who believe God and Jesus are one and the same Being, professing Jesus, the Man, our Lord, was God from His conception, have inaccurately interpreted the Word, and failed to see how our prophet explained that Jesus, the Man, was and was not God. These are commonly called One-ness believers.

Jesus was not His own Father.

Those who are classified in the Twoness group see a distinct separation betwixt Jesus, the Christ, the Man, the anointed One and His FATHER, God, SPIRIT, Who indwelt the tabernacle called the Son, Jesus from the time of His baptism, Mat.3:16, until God’s SPIRIT departed from Him in the garden of Gethsemane Mat.27:46.

God, ELOHIM is SPIRIT, HE chose to indwell the last Adam, a Spoken Word creation, but the body, the flesh was not God, as it could suffer pain, hunger, grief, and die.

There is the Two Lords doctrine circulating in the Message of this age, and is contrary to Scripture. There are many lords, but only ONE LORD.

Twoness is closer to the Truth, but wrong, and is seen by those believing in a Oneness doctrine of the Godhead to be absolutely erroneous, in spite of what bro. Branham said on this issue.

There is confusion in the King James Bible concerning the translation and application of the word, Lord.

We have ELOHIM, LORD, which describes the One and Only God, we also have Lord, which is used to specifically describe Jesus in various verses, and is translated Lord, ADONAI.

  Elohim, (the self existing God) said unto (Adonai) the Son of God, sit down at my right hand until I make thine enemies thy footstool.

This describes God talking to Jesus, HIS Son, Whom HE made Lord of lords and King of kings, but this does NOT put Jesus above God. Jesus has a God, according to the Bible, which we use as the foundation for our every belief, and nothing else.

If Jesus is God, ELOHIM, as some believe, Who is His Father?

“without Father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days nor end of life…” Heb.7:3

That is Paul talking of ELOHIM, not Jesus, the Man, Who had a beginning, a birth, a physical mother, and God for His Father.

To have any other interpretation would mean that God created God. How could God be created when HE, Himself, is the creator?”

“Lo, a body hast Thou prepared for Me.” God, not Mary provided that body.”

Laodicean Church Age, P.336/337

Remember, it is HE, God, WHO raised Him, Jesus, from the dead,” Eph.1:20

“No man hath seen God at any time.” 1Jn.4:12
  “And truly, our fellowship is with the Father, AND with HIS Son, Jesus Christ.” 1Jn.1:3;

“Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is Anti-Christ that denieth the Father and the Son.”1Jn.2:22

Further on that line, we look at these words: “Jesus increased in wisdom and stature and favour with God.” Lk.2:52

Logically, if Jesus was God from His conception, He would have been, infinite, omniscient, the Source of ALL wisdom, so it would have been impossible for Him to increase in these attributes, wouldn’t it?

And this little Boy, twelve year old Child, NO WISDOM AT ALL, why, but just a twelve year old Boy; The Father didn’t dwell in Him at that time, because He come on the day when He baptized Him; he saw the Spirit of GOD coming down, (see?) and went in Him.” Paradox 64-0206 p.104 (Thus saith the Lord?)

“And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature and in favour with God and man.” Lk.2:52

If Jesus was God, from His inception, as some suggest, how could He increase in wisdom and stature, as God is all wisdom, isn’t HE?

Bro. Branham stated ‘God is not one as your finger is one’.

Is not this statement just as much ‘Thus saith the Lord’ as any other comments, made under the anointing, by the prophet of God to the Gentiles? We either take all bro. Branham said, under the anointing, as the Word of God, or we may as well throw it all out and go party, as we have lost the plot.

If God is not One or a trinity, what is HE?

There is only one God, HE had a Son, and the Son was and was not God.

Now, remember, we are not the Word, but we are the Word. Uh, uhh! Now you got it? Jesus was not God, but He was God. He was a Man, yet He was God. He could cry, and yet He could raise the dead.

 He could cry for a man being dead and raise him back up again. He was Jehovah-jireh, Jehovah-rapha, Jehovah Manasses, He was Jehovah all completely.”….C.O.D. para 110, p.1085

We pose an interesting question for the scholars.

Bro. Branham said if Adam and Eve had not fallen, their first child would have been Jesus.

Would Adam and Eve have birthed God?

Let us elaborate on that a little; if Jesus is ELOHIM, and Mary is HIS mother, then the Roman Catholics have it right and Mary is the mother of God, ELOHIM, is that correct?

     “Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.” Heb.7:3

    Is this Scripture referring to Jesus, the Man, or to God, ELOHIM?

   Jesus, the Man, had a beginning.

 “That’s the reason people couldn’t understand Him. Sometime it was Christ speaking… or was the Son speaking. Other times it was the Father speaking. He was a DUAL person. He was one Man, the Son. God was in, which was tabernacling IN Him.” Jehovah Jireh 56-0429 p. 53

“When the Holy Spirit come upon Him at the baptism of John, and He become the Anointed Messiah… Now, remember, He was the Son of God when He was born. He was God’s virgin-born Son. But when He become Messiah, that’s when the Holy Spirit come on Him, ’cause the “Messiah” means the “anointed one.” See? And He was the Anointed One when the Holy Spirit came on Him”.Possessing the Enemies Gate 59-1108 P: 47

This vindicates what bro. Branham stated, many times, yet those teaching Oneness doctrine contradict bro. Branham. Our prophet absolutely declared Jesus was God; and He was. He was God expressed in human form, but He wasn’t God.

Our prophet stated he was NOT Oneness.

‘Now, somebody says Brother Branham is an “oneness.” No, sir, I am not a oneness. I do not believe that Jesus could be His own father. I believe that Jesus had a Father, and that was God. But God dwelled and tabernacled in this body called Jesus, and He was Emmanuel: God with us.”’ Q&A C.O.D. 28/6/59 P.113

There is only One God.

There are not two LORDS; there is One LORD, one Lord and many lords.

Such confusion could be the result of lack of revelation, lack of correct teaching and shows, in these last few seconds of time, how desperately we need revelation from the Author of the Book.

“And if the Oneness, you disagree with the Oneness because of their one standing like that.” Yes, sir. Jesus had a Father; He was God. They baptize in the Name of Jesus. I baptize in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

There’s many Jesuses, but there’s only one Lord Jesus Christ. See?” Palmerworm, Locust, Caterpillar 59-0823 P: 113

Brother Branham made it clear those who believe his ministry are not Oneness. God is not one, as your finger is one; bro. Branham stated Oneness is wrong and trinity is of the devil.

Why then do we have such contention on this issue, with those who deny what the prophet says?

Bro. Branham made it clear that we must be able to place all he taught in Scripture or we have missed something. If Jesus, the Man, was God in fullness how could Jesus have had a LORD?

Yes, there are those who profess that the Message replaces Scripture, insofar as bro. Branham’s ministry is our absolute today, but that is highly contentious, considering that bro. Branham stated, a number of times, that there were things he would have taught wrong had not the LORD corrected him.

Moreover bro. Branham, as did Paul, told us that his job was to introduce our LORD, and HE would take us through, not William Branham.

It is time we recognize the Seventh Church Age is over, that we are moving into the Eighth Day, which is eternity.

This means that we, those who make up the very elect of this age, the Bride of this day, are the Word manifest. We are the final voice to the final age; we are the manifestation of Christ, the Word.

It is now the Bride who, through the appointed ministries, steps into the Presence of God, which is eternity, and continue to partake of the never ending revelation of Jesus Christ.

“I am the first and I am the last, and beside Me there is no God.” Isa.44:6;

“Is there a God beside Me? Yea, there is no God, I know not any.” Is.44:8

“I AM the LORD thy God, thou shalt have no other gods before Me.” Ex.20:2-3

A particularly clear instruction; it is the First Commandment, and it is wise for any professing to follow Christianity, to comprehend this command, its implications, and the relevance of it in relationship to the worship of Jesus Christ, God expressed in flesh.

“The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me”.Lk.4:18

“If God were your Father, ye would love Me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of Myself, but HE sent Me.” Jn.8:44

“Ye call Me Master and Lord, and ye say well for so I am.” Jn.13:13;

“If I then, your Lord and Master have washed your feet…” vs.14

“For there were certain men crept in, unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only LORD God, AND our Lord, Jesus Christ.” Jude4:4

“Who art Thou Lord? And the Lord said, ‘I am Jesus Whom thou persecutest” Acts.9:5

These few verses may help us see that there is in fact a reality that Jesus has a LORD, and yet He, Jesus, is our Lord. Does this imply there are Two LORDS?

Yes and no.   

What it shows is that Jesus, the Man, is our Lord, in the flesh, and is appointed to that role by His LORD, Elohim, His Father.

“Who, being the brightness of His glory, the express image of His person…” Heb.1:3

IMAGE: “Artificial imitation of the external form of an object,”

“As the Seed of the woman was literally God reproducing Himself in human flesh, so the seed of the serpent is the literal way that Satan found he was able to open the door to himself into the human race.”  p.100

 

Reproduce:[1] Once more; again; copy. Thus we determine that Jesus, the Man, was not God, as He was the physical expression, duplication of, image of God, a reproduction.

From God’s Word we discern that Jesus, the Man, the physical tabernacle made without hands, was not God, but was created, and EXPRESSED HIS image.

This is the crux of the issue; Jesus, the Man, was the Tabernacle God indwelt for three and an half years; there is only one God, and that God had a Son, through Whom HE expressed and manifested Himself.

He was the Son of God, the tabernacle made without hands, the temple place in which the Spirit God could dwell. Heb.9:11

That does not make Jesus God, but displays the form God used to allow us comprehend the invisible, unknowable God Who was made visible, knowable through Him.

“It wasn’t St. Paul, it was the CHRIST that was in him,” The Absolute: p.8

Did that make Paul God?

“Hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son, Whom HE hath appointed heir or all things, by Whom also HE made the worlds;” Heb.1:2

HEIR: “Person receiving or entitled to receive property or rank, as legal representative of former Owner; One to whom something is morally due;”

God hath appointed the Lord Jesus Christ heir, which must mean there is Someone, (ELOHIM) to Whom He, Jesus, is Heir. Is that not His Father?

“And without controversy great is the mystery of Godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world received up into heaven.”1Tim.3:16

“Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be EQUAL WITH God,” etc. Phil.2:6-11.

ONENESS: para 136 see also para. 148; 154; 161; 163; 165; 233

“Then came Jesus, the expressed image of God;”

“God moulded His character into Jesus Christ;”

“God’s Love projected Jesus Christ;

“Jesus Christ was God’s Love projected to the earth in the form of a Man.”

“God reflected in a man called Jesus Christ.”

“God made Himself a tent HE could live in. That body was Jesus Christ.”

Such as deny this truth are denying the Message; they are possibly even blaspheming the Word of God, because they are contradicting THUS SAITH the LORD.

Some suggest Jesus was God from His miraculous conception, but that is inaccurate. Yes, He was the Son of God, but He was not God.  Jesus was not ELOHIM, from the moment of His conception. Bro. Branham makes this clear in the following statement:

 “Now Jesus was born for one purpose; that was for God to manifest Himself through that body; GOD was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself. He was a body that was made physical, that men and women could see what He thought and His expressions to the people in His gratefulness.

And His attitude toward all mankind, He expressed it through Christ. Christ seemed to be a DUAL personality.

He would speak sometimes and they’d scratch their heads; and they didn’t understand Him.

      He’d speak one thing one time, look like, and something else another time. What it was, was Jesus speaking, and then Christ speaking. Jesus was the Man. Christ was the God that was IN Him. ‘Not Me that doeth the work.’ See?”

 Sirs We Would See Jesus; 57-1211 p.21

Will the reader deny the above statement is ‘Thus Saith the LORD’?

Those professing Jesus, the Man, is God, are correct and incorrect; they have failed to separate Jesus, the last Adam, the PHYSICAL Tabernacle, from God, the CHRIST, the SPIRIT,  Who dwelt in the tabernacle for three and an half years in fullness.

If Jesus is God, Who came from the Pillar of Fire, and returned to the Pillar of Fire, His first known expression of Himself, then Who is God’s Father, as Jesus prayed to Him, didn’t He?

Was He praying to Himself, or was He communing with His LORD?

This does not imply there are two Lords.

There is One God Who expressed Himself, at different times, in different forms; en-morphe.

“Then the LORD answered Job out of the Whirlwind…” Job 38:1

Was the Whirlwind God? Was IT the Pillar of Fire, Was IT Jesus?

“He (Jesus) wasn’t God in as much as He was human.” ONENESS: para. 82

God; (ELOHIM) made Jesus both Lord and Christ. Acts 2:36

Does that imply there are two Lords, or is it One LORD, and His Son, Who is Lord over us?

Abraham was lord over Sarah, there were many political lords in Jesus day, but there is only ONE LORD, Elohim, WHO manifested in our Lord, Jesus the Christ.

Jesus was not God from His conception; He was the Son of God; if He was GOD why did bro. Branham say;

And this little Boy, twelve year old Child, NO WISDOM AT ALL, why, but just a twelve year old Boy; The Father didn’t dwell in Him at that time, because He come on the day when He baptized Him; he saw the Spirit of God coming down, (see?) and went in Him.” Paradox 64-0206 p.104 (Thus saith the Lord?)

 “When God looked down upon the body (the Spirit left Him in the Garden of Gethsemane; He had to die a MAN,). Remember friends, He didn’t have to do that. That was God, God anointed that FLESH, which was HUMAN flesh and He didn’t have…If He’d went up there as God He’d have never died that kind of death; can’t kill God.”  The Rising of the Sun. 65-0418

This DUALITY is mis-understood, misinterpreted by many professing to believe the End Time Message. Let us further consider the words of Bro. Branham, which may assist the reader to carefully and accurately assess the TRUTH.

 “You know, Jesus, right at the end of His ministry, His disciples couldn’t understand Him. No one understood Him. How many know that they couldn’t understand Him? Sure, Why? They thought He had a dual personality. No. Sometimes it was Jesus talking; sometime it was the Father in Him talking.”

Balm of Gilead 61-0218 p.80

“And she said; ‘oh, he was a prophet, he was a good man’. I said; “He was more than  …God was in Him. He was a DUAL Person. One He was a man; the Spirit in Him was GOD.” I said, “God was in Christ.” Let Us See God 59-1129; p.58

 

Yes, there is only One God, and Jesus, the Man, prayed to His Father, Elohim, He worshipped His Father, Elohim, and He, Jesus, declared that He of Himself, could do nothing, but He had to wait on His Father, to show Him what He wanted done.

These quotes are from the same prophet, under the same anointing, as the one whose quotes you are using to deny these thoughts on this matter, so we had best be careful.

If we profess to believe the Message of Mal.4:5-6 then we must believe all that the prophet said, or we are personally interpreting the Word of God.

Bro. Branham said; ‘Just say what the tapes say.’

The quotes provided to support our beliefs are as much ‘Thus Saith the LORD’ as the quotes those opposing the truth of the Godhead are using.

There is ONE God Who had a Son.

Are we now deciding we will say what suits our present revelation and deny what else is written?

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He seeth the Father do, for what things soever He doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.” Jn.5:19

Vs. 26 tells us the Father Gave Life to the Son; which obviously means He, the Son, did not have Life in Himself.

Jesus, the Man, did not know all things, which God does; “But of the day and the hour, knoweth no man, not the angels of heaven, but My Father only.” Mat.4:36

Hey, Jesus has a Father, according to the Bible.

The only way this can be truly comprehended is by revelation from God.

It is only God Who is right and we need put all that is spoken of into the Scripture.

Revelation alone will expose, beyond reasonable doubt; there is a distinct and essential separation betwixt God and the Son, the physical body in which He, Jesus, dwelt for three and an half years.

We labour these points, our presentation, to help show that God and Jesus, the Tabernacle in Whom HE, ELOHIM dwelt, though being separate entities, multiple manifestations of the ONE God, are One and the same God. “In Him dwelt the fullness of the GODHEAD bodily.”Col.1:19; 2:9;

The Father did not dwell in Him, Jesus, in fullness, until His baptism, ‘Thus saith the Lord’ as it is our prophet who is making these statements, not man.

Nor did the Father indwell Himself, did He?

Jesus referred to Himself as the Son of Man, as it was the Prophetic ministry that operated through Him which He was describing, to identify His ministry, fulfilling all prophecies referring to the coming Messiah.

This ministry, as in other prophets, Scripturally identified Him to Israel, as God, Who promised to raise up a Prophet, like unto Moses, through whom He, God, would speak; through whom HE would save His people, Ex.20:19; Deut.18:15-22

This same vindication applies to all prophetic ministries, as it is not the man, Elijah, Jeremiah, Bro. Branham, etc., who is speaking, but God using their vocal chords to speak His Word.

This is solely how God communicates with the people.

“Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but first He revealeth His secrets to His servants, the prophets.” Amos3:7

It was the Spirit of God Who indwelt Jesus, the Man; He was not God except when God was in Him. He was the Son of God, the fullness of the Godhead bodily, the tabernacle made without hands; Mk.14:58; 1Sam.3:3; Mal.3:1; Jn.2:21; Is.33:20; Heb.9:11; 2Pet.1:14;

The Word of God is explicit in describing the qualifications required of a man to vindicate his ministry, Deut.13:1, 5, 3; 18:15-22, which, of course, Jesus did perfectly, saying only what the Father showed Him, doing what the Father showed Him, perfectly manifesting the Father to the Jews.

  “The Spirit of God, like a dove, descended and a Voice from heaven saying, ‘This is My beloved Son, in Whom I AM pleased to dwell in.” Or “In Whom I am pleased to dwell…. That was God coming into Jesus, and in Him was the fullness of the Godhead bodily.” Godhead Explained 61-0119 p.56

MY and MINE intrinsically imply ownership. God cannot own HIMSELF, so there is a separate party involved here.

Some teach that Jesus, the physical tabernacle, no longer exists, that Jesus’ body returned to the Pillar of Fire.

They suggest that Scripture stating Jesus is sitting on the throne of God is purely ‘symbolic.’ It will be interesting to hear God’s thoughts on that.

Jesus, God, returned to HIS original form, the Pillar of Fire, whilst Jesus, the physical tabernacle in Whom the SPIRIT God dwelt, is now on His Father’s throne. Rev.3:21

 The Bible states that God had a Son, Mk.9:7; Lk.1:35; Lk.9:35; Lk.3:35;

Jn.1:34; etc. Now sons, be they of God or man, have beginnings, and Jesus, the Man, had a beginning, a birth, a point of creation, whereas God is eternal.

If Jesus, the Man, was created, He could not be God, as God has no time of creation.

“Without Father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days or ending of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.” Heb.7:3,

Now, for those thinking we are suggesting there are two LORDS, let us assure you that is not our profession or belief, we strive to demonstrate, from Scripture, that God and Jesus, the Man, are separate entities, which combine to Manifestly EXPRESS ONE God.

The Spirit and the Word are ONE.” Jesus revealed the Father. The Word revealed the Father. Jesus was the living Word.” p165

Note here that Jesus revealed His Father, not vice versa.

“Notice the harmony of the Father and the Son. Jesus never did anything but it was first showed Him by the Father”. Jn.5:19

The bride has the mindof Christ for she knows what He wants done with the Word.” p.172

Prayerfully these thoughts will help the reader more diligently search Scriptures, and the Message, to get a true comprehension of the reality of God in flesh.

Those who suggest Jesus is God, in fullness, are in error, or that Jesus, the Man, the physical tabernacle is no longer in existence, that He is now the Pillar of Fire are also wrong, according to ‘Thus Saith the LORD’.

Scripture declares the Lamb is now on God’s throne, Rev.3:21, whilst HE, the Father, is down here, opening the Seals, calling out the bride and revealing all the mysteries to His very elect.

Does this mean the time of intercession is over?

We here provide a short list of realities the reader may consider:

God has a Son

Jesus is not His own Father

Jesus has a LORD and God

Jesus is Lord and Saviour

God raised Jesus from the dead

God indwelt Jesus, not Himself

Jesus is the express Image of God, (not God)

God is eternal, Jesus had a beginning

God was in the Pillar of Fire

Jesus is not a Pillar of Fire, He is Man.

Jesus was not a whirlwind

God was in Jesus, in fullness.

“Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, Whom ye have crucified BOTH Lord and Christ.” Acts2:36

There has to be a separation betwixt God and the Man, Christ Jesus, or God could not have indwelt Him. God had to be outside Jesus if HE was, at a later time, to indwell Him, or language has lost all meaning and we may as well pack up, go party, for we have forfeited all sanity.

This does not in any way suggest there are two LORDS!

“No man has seen God at any time.” 1Jn.4:12, 20; 1Tim.6:16; 1Pet.1:8; therefore, those who saw Jesus, the Man, did not see God; they saw the image of God, the body, temple, form, God adopted, to display Himself, en morphe, which we, with our limited five senses, could perceive.

You, as a person, are visible only as a physical form, but no one can see the real you which dwells inside, can they? Same principle applies here.

“For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and Spiritual understanding:” Col.1:9

 “Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature” vs. 15;

“For it pleased the Father that in Him, (Jesus, the Man) should all fullness dwell;” vs. 19

“To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this Mystery, among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” vs. 27

Now if God is in the believer, and Jesus is God we either have the Pillar of Fire resident in our flesh, which is impossible, or we are a Dual personality with both our nature and that of Jesus, God, resident in us.

The Lord, our Lord, Jesus the Christ, has been placed in Headship over His bride, the Gentiles, His very elect, which reveals that Jesus, the Man, is our brother, and we, the rest of God’s family, are now the final manifestation of Christ, (the Anointing) to the Gentile church age.

We stress the importance of our correct understanding of the Mystery of God, which is the GODHEAD. We encourage the reader to ponder the following verses, in relation to this Mystery, and the essentiality of comprehending exactly what God is revealing to His children.

This does NOT make the Bride, GOD!

“That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all the riches of the full assurance of the understanding, to the Mystery of God and of the Father and of Christ.” Col.2:2

“For in Him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.” 2:9

We clearly have a separation of the Father and the Son, which is the duality bro. Branham referred to; the simultaneous manifestation of God and the physical tabernacle in which HE dwelt, Jesus, the Man.

A quick perusal of Paul’s letters will blatantly declare how Paul constantly made the point that Jesus has a Father, Who is God, and they are separate entities, though Jesus is the Perfect Expression of God and God indwelt Him in fullness.

Now, if Jesus was God, ELOHIM, why didn’t Paul just offer his blessing and welcome in the name of JESUS God? Why did he make such a clear distinction?

Note that it is ‘God Who hath raised Him, Jesus, from the dead’. vs. 12

Jesus, the man, did not raise Himself.

If they are one why does Paul so vehemently enforce this separation?

Paul’s descriptions of the Godhead;

1Cor.1:3 “Grace be unto you and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.”

1Cor.8:6 ‘But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things,    and we in HIM: and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we      in Him.”

2Cor.1:1 “Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God,

vs.2 “Grace be unto you and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord  Jesus Christ.”

vs.3 “Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of  mercies and of all comfort;”

Gal.1:1 “Paul, an apostle, not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and

              God, the Father, Who raised Him from the dead.”

Eph.1:3 “Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.”

Phil.1:2 “Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ

Col.1:2 “Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ

1Thes.1:1 “Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ

2Thes.1:2 “Grace unto you and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ”

1Tim.1:2 “Grace, mercy and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ, our Lord.”

2Tim.1:2 “Grace, mercy and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus, our Lord.”

Titus1:4 “Grace, mercy and peace, from God the Father and the Lord, Jesus Christ, our Saviour.”

Phil.1:3 “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.”

Here we have Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles, stating, 14 times, that there is a distinction betwixt God, the Father (ELOHIM) and the Lord Jesus Christ, (ADONAI)

This surely suggests we need differentiate betwixt them also, or we are to be found contradicting what Paul was so clearly revealing, aren’t we?

Jesus, the Man, was not God; He was the Son of God, the express image of GOD, the last Adam.” C.O.D. p.1085

“Who, being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the Word of His power…” Heb.1:3

“Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God;” Php.2:6

“Who shall change our vile body, that it might be fashioned like unto His glorious body…” Phil.3:21

Does this mean we, our body becomes ELOHIM?

Surely not! The bride is the Word for this day expressed in feminine form.

It is Jesus, the Man, who is sitting on the throne now, as God, the Father, has come down to earth, in Spirit form, to open the Seven Seals, reveal all the mysteries, to call out His bride and to bring judgement on all who have rejected Jesus Christ, the Word, the Message of this day.

In summation:

There are not two LORDS, as some inaccurately interpret these thoughts, there is One God, LORD, ELOHIM, Who indwelt His Son, for a space of three and an half years, from His baptism to the departure of God’s Spirit from Him, in the Garden of Gethsemane, prior to His crucifixion.

We saw the Tabernacle made without hands, of Heb.9:11.

This is Jesus, the Man, Who expressed, revealed, manifested God, in a physical form, which could be seen, felt, appreciated.

Yet, in spite of this, Jesus, the Man, was not God, but the tabernacle in which God dwelt for a short period.

Yes, Jesus was God in flesh, and He is God, in that He is the Son of God, the express image of His person; in Him dwelt the fullness of the Godhead bodily, yet, if He had been God, He could not have died on the cross, to complete His purpose, could He?

The brethren looked at Jesus and saw a physical tabernacle, a body, but through revelation they also saw that God, the Spirit, was dwelling in Him.

Bro. Branham said; “You’re looking at me aren’t you, same thing.”

Jesus was God, in fullness, but He also was not God, or, if He were God, He would have known all things, which Jesus stated He did not; He would not have had a physical body to sacrifice, as God is Spirit, and thus could not have been nailed to a cross.

We notice how bro. Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles, in each of his letters writes of the Father, AND, (conjunction) the Son.

Now if Jesus is God, ELOHIM, why did not Paul just start his letters with ‘Greetings in the name of Jesus God?’

There is much more which could be presented on this issue, but it is really only God Who can reveal to each of us, the mystery of the Godhead, which now is made complete by the reality that God now dwells in His bride, His Church, and she is the living Word manifest to this final age.

It is up to those who deny these points to explain how God could be His Own Father, and we leave that in their hands.

Search the Scriptures, pray and seek revelation, as that is the only way we can learn, by the Lord revealing Himself to us, through the revealed Word for this day.

Enjoy the search.

Now, somebody says Brother Branham is an “oneness.” No, sir, I am not a oneness. I do not believe that Jesus could be His own father. I believe that Jesus had a Father, and that was God. But God dwelled and tabernacled in this body called Jesus, and He was Emmanuel: God with us.” Q&A C.O.D.28/6/59 P.113

 


 
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