The Spoken Word is the Original Seed from whom comes that dispensation
When that which is perfect has come -- The Spoken Word -- that which is in part Passes away
The ministry of the New Testament is that which is in part.
Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: Ephesians 4:13
That the number four (4) represents the Gospel of the kingdom of God is without controversy, for we have already proved by plainly pointing to the scripture.
In Genesis, the Gospel comes to the fullness in Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph. In the Old Testament, the Gospel foundation in shadows was laid in Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. This is brought its fullness in Isaiah (spiritual Exodus), Jeremiah (as somber as Leviticus, a prophet whose sign was a yoke upon his neck -- a sacrifice for atonement); then Ezekiel, a son of man, writes quite orderly and scholarly, stating all events chronologically just like Luke. And finally Daniel comes on, exactly like the Joseph of Genesis, interpreting dreams by which he ascends to be the prime minister in Babylon. A man greatly beloved like Joseph, and like the theme of the book of Deuteronomy. Exactly in line with the beloved apostle!
The cornerstone of the New Testament is laid in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Upon that the New Testament house is built and comes to the climax in Luther, Wesley, Pentecost and Branham.
Thus the whole Word of God is the preaching of the Gospel of the kingdom of God. Genesis is the Lion's Gospel book; the Old Testament is the Calf's Gospel book; the New Testament is Man's Gospel book, and the Day of the Lord (the fullness of time) brings in the final Gospel of perfection -- the headstone Gospel, the Gospel of divine love.
Yes, like Abraham, like Exodus, like Isaiah and like Matthew, and like the apostolic message is Genesis, the Gospel according to the ensign of the lion. By the Gospel of power were all things created, and standing in the water, and out of the water was the fullness of the earth ransomed. It had to take the Gospel of power.
Like Isaac, like Leviticus, like Jeremiah, like Mark, like the monks of the dark ages is the Old Testament, the Gospel according to the ensign of the Calf. (Isaac was offered as a sacrifice upon an altar, just like a calf. Leviticus is a book of sacrifices for atonement. Jeremiah is the most somber prophet whose prophetic sign was a yoke, a yoke is worn by a sacrificial animal. In Mark Jesus is portrayed as a burden bearer for the human race, and that was fulfilled by the monks in the dark ages.
Like Jacob, like Numbers (the weakness of man revealed), like Ezekiel (a son of man -- one whom God strengthens), like Luke (where Jesus is portrayed as an ordinary man full of wisdom), like the times of the Protestant Reformation is the New Testament, from the apostolic days to Branham.
Behold one more Gospel dispensation is ahead of us! The dispensation of the Gospel of perfection and manifestation of the sons of God. In a word that is the Gospel of divine love as demonstrated in Joseph (the headstone, the beloved one), and in Deuteronomy (Moses' book of the commandment of divine love); and as Daniel (a man greatly beloved) which clearly answers to the John's Gospel of divine love -- the most beloved apostle of Jesus Christ, who also leaned upon his bosom at the last supper, the bosom of love!
There you are! That is the Gospel dispensation that Branham the Baptist was sent to forerun! Jesus arrives in his secret second coming to usher in that final sublime dispensation, the dispensation of divine love! Hallelujah!
Thus the Lion's Gospel was preached in fullness in Genesis; the Calf's Gospel was preached in the Old Testament was preached in fullness according the Law -- the Old Testament, for an ox is to the yoke which is the law, but it is also a sacrifice. The Man's Gospel has been fully preached through the New Testament times, the Gospel based on the wisdom of man, to the Gentiles. There, therefore, remains one more Gospel dispensation, the Gospel demonstrated in Joseph, in Deuteronomy, in Daniel, and in John the revelator. Hallelujah! The Gospel of divine love whose ensign is the white eagle! Praise the Lord! A Gospel that will see you into the gates of New Jerusalem, the way John walked! The Gospel of the climax of all revelations bringing you to see face to face with your God! Hallelujah!
Yes, it is the Gospel of perfection. For the Gospel in Genesis was in figures. The Gospel in the Old Testament was in shadows. The Gospel in the New Testament has been in earnest. In earnest means that which you hold on while anticipating for the real thing. Yes, in the New Testament, the Gospel was in part, it was in a glass darkly. But we are to come to the fullness of light, where we are to see all things plainly. The day of the Lord brings full light. That full light is the Gospel of divine love which makes perfect. There we go!
Now, to prove it that what I have spoken is scriptural truth, let us look at the Third Gospel Phase. It is a Gospel first demonstrated in Jacob, the third patriarch. Jacob had twelve sons, and among them four of them stood out with special ensigns, and each one of them bore a gospel standard. Judah in the east had the ensign of the Lion. Reuben in the south had the ensign of a calf. Ephraim in the west had the ensign of man. And Dan in the north had the ensign of an eagle.
The same things are seen in the book of Numbers, the third book from Exodus. In chapter 1-3, the children of Israel are arranged into four camps around about four standards with four gospel ensigns, and the tabernacle in their midst with the Levites, the priests and the high priest camping round about the tabernacle.
Then we come to Ezekiel, the third major prophet, the word of God came to him represented by the four gospel banners of the kingdom of God -- the lion, the ox, the man and the eagle.
Then St. Luke's Gospel is third from Matthew. It is in four clear phases. First it presents the birth of John the Baptist; second the birth of Jesus Christ; third the ministry of John the Baptist and fourth and final the ministry of Jesus Christ. And it is Luke who writes the Acts of the twelve Apostles. Exactly in line with Jacob!
Now, looking at Numbers again, we realize that it is the book of the seven seals in shadows. The first seal ushers in the lion's gospel ministry in the east, demonstrated in Judah's camp, ensign and standard. The second seal ushers in calf's gospel ministry demonstrated in the camp, ensign and standard of Reuben. The third seal ushers in the man's gospel ministry according to the camp of Ephraim with the ensign and standard of man. Then when the fourth seal is loosed, out comes the gospel ministry according to the eagle. This goes in line with Dan's ensign and standard.
After the four standards, we head towards the tabernacle of congregation, and first we encounter the outer court. In the outer court, we see the ministry according to the brazen altar and the laver of water. This is exactly in line with the fifth seal, which when loosed, brings in view souls under the altar, the brazen altar before the tabernacle. And as they cry out for vengeance, they are given white robes and told to rest a little more until their fellow servants be slain as they were also slain. Those are of the ministry of the brazen sea also known as the sea of glass. They come in at the very end just before the vials come in. There, in Revelation 15, we see them stand upon the sea of glass, slain not just for the word of God, the commandments given to Moses, but also for the testimony of Jesus Christ. So, the souls under the altar are perfected by the ministry of the souls upon the glassy sea. And the judgements from the vials completes the ministry of the brazen altar and sea.
Next, as we move on past the laver of water, we come to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and as we move on, the vail at the door rends, and within the tabernacle we standard. And what first comes in sight is the table of shewbread with the twelve pieces of bread set in order, even the 144, 000 who are the first fruits redeemed from Israel.
Past the shewbread table, looking northward we see the lampstand with the seven lamps burning, even a great congregation which no man can number; so we take note of this knowing that this is the reason it is called the tabernacle of the congregation.
And just like under the fifth seal, there was that which was already fulfilled, and that which will come later, so is the sixth seal, for the sixth seal has to do with the tabernacle of the congregation, even the Church. Part of it is done before the seventh seal comes in and part of it is postponed until the seventh seal has fully been done. So, the ministry of the golden altar, which pertains to the seven trumpets, only comes in after the seventh seal.
Thus passing over that, we head towards the inner veil, and when it was rent (opened), behold, heaven was silent for about the space of half an hour! Then we beheld and lo, the ark of the covenant of the God of Israel came in clear view, with the mercy seat upon it and the two cherubim, one on the right side and the other on the left side. Then as we beheld, and lo, a mighty angel came down from heaven with a rainbow upon his head, and he placed one foot on the sea and the other on earth and roared like a lion, then seven thunders uttered their voices!
What is that? The seventh seal in progress! The end of time Gospel being proclaimed. After he finished his ministry, then he gave power unto his two witnesses and they prophesied for 1260 days clothed in sack cloth. And when their ministry was accomplished, they were slain and after three days and half they were raised from the dead and ascended into heaven.
Now, look again. The Gospel of the kingdom of God is the Word of God, and the same is the Son of God -- Jesus Christ. This Gospel was preached in figures in Genesis, in shadows in the Old Testament and in part (earnest) in the New Testament. So, we are waiting for the reality of that Gospel to be preached in plain view, yea, and that brings in the ministry of the seventh seal! The same is the ministry of the dispensation of the day of the Lord.
The day of the Lord is not a twenty-four hour day! It is a whole dispensation called the end time. The day of Genesis was the beginning, it heard only the gospel in figures. The Old Testament day had the gospel in shadows. The New Testament day has had the gospel in part. Now we are looking forward to the full gospel moving upon the great waters of humanity! Beholds, it comes breaking from the seventh seal! And that will usher in a mighty sweeping revival that has never been since the world began.
Now, these things were demonstrated through Branham the Baptist, the Elijah of the end time. The one who was sent to forerun the day of the Lord.
First, he was given a sign in his left hand, just a sign pointing to the reality which will come with him whom he heralded. That first sign demonstrated what the Word would do in fullness according to the Gospel dispensation of the Lion. Four by that sign in his hand, he could discern diseases in the body caused by germs. So, that was preparing the way for the final healing of the body by the ministry of the Gospel of the healing waters. The lion's gospel roar will certainly bring on perfect healing for the whole body. Those who will thus be healed, will never feel sick again, neither will they see death.
That is the Gospel according to the Body of the Word, the fullness of him that fills all in all. These things were clearly demonstrated in Moses' ministry as recorded in the book of Exodus. The climax of Exodus was the building of the tabernacle which is the type of our body, for our bodies are a tabernacle of God.
Next, his second pull sign pointed to the healing of our souls. Four in the second sign he saw visions by which he discerned the works of evil spirits in the souls of the victims, the same which were brought about by sin, and resulted into diseases. For a vision is like a dream, only in a vision one does not go to sleep, but becomes unconscious to the immediate environment. The state of being unconscious takes place when one switches off the senses of the body, and begins to use the senses of the soul.
That goes with the book of Leviticus, the book of the ministry of atonement for the soul. It is the soul that normally commits sin. So, when sin is remitted, it is an atonement for the soul. The climax of the second pull, therefore, is the finally complete atonement demonstrated in Leviticus on the day of finally atonement which ushered in the final Jubilee, bringing in the day of redemption.
Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. Isaiah 53:10
Because it is the soul of part of man which commits sin, therefore, the offering that atones for him is that of a soul. So, it is the soul of the redeemer that was offered to atone for other souls.
Yes, the second pull ministry dived deeper into the activities of the soul, digging out the secrets buried deep in it by which evil spirits abides there causing afflictions. This is the ministry of the Gospel according to the ensign of the calf, the ministry of the blood of the sacrifice of atonement. For water is to the body as blood is to the soul.
In the first pull Branham served God according to the body, the tabernacle of God. In the second pull, he divided deeper and served God according to the soul, an offering to God in his tabernacle.
Then came the third pull, and he divided even deeper still, and by that he came into the spirit, and in there, he operated by the mind of the spirit by which he received the mysteries of the book of redemption.
But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 1Cor. 2:9-12
Thus in the Spirit, he received the mysteries of the book of redemption typed by the book of Numbers, for the ensigns of lion, the calf, the man and the eagle are the powers of the Spirit. And this are the four powers of the mind which encompasses all things. These gives the mind a bearing so that one may comprehend his position.
Have you ever lost the compass of your mind? It is very pathetic condition. The sun will rise from the west and set in the east. The way towards home leads exactly in the opposite direction. You feel like you are loosing your head!
That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height. Ephesians 3:17 -18
Remember, the opening of the seals does not only address the religious systems, but addresses the individual man who is the true church, temple and tabernacle of God. In the fall, the antichrist ensigns took the place of the Holy Spirit ensigns. As man committed sin, the host of the Lion ensign left as the white horse rider took its place in the east; the host of the Calf left left as the host of the red horse ensign took its place in the south. Then the host of the ensign of the man left as the antichrist host of of the black horse took its place in the west, and finally, the host of the ensign of the eagle left, and the pale horse host took its place.
Remember thy congregation, which thou hast purchased of old; the rod of thine inheritance, which thou hast redeemed; this mount Zion, wherein thou hast dwelt. Lift up thy feet unto the perpetual desolations; even all that the enemy hath done wickedly in the sanctuary. Thine enemies roar in the midst of thy congregations; they set up their ensigns for signs. Psa 74:2-4
Thus, man as the tabernacle of God in the midst was left bear and naked before his enemies. For God's hosts guarded him as long as he was a tabernacle and priest of God; but now that he had chosen to be a tabernacle and priest of Satan, God's hosts could not guard him any longer.
So, a whirlwind of devils stormed in, taking over the tabernacle of God. That which had been a house of prayer became a den of robbers.
Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. Rom 1:21-25
That has happened to man as a whole, for all humanity are like one man, and they are members of one house, and the same is God's tabernacle. As the angels (servants of God) fell, the creature, including man lost their garments, for those angels were the covering upon all creation. It is the fall of the angels that left all creatures naked. So, the devil took over the body of man, and thus it was found without garments.
Next, when Adam and Eve sinned, the devil took over their soul, a garden by which they should have served God with its offerings, now, it became subject to file affections.
Third, the fall in Babel brought Satan into their mind, and thus were filled and controlled by evil spirits of all kinds:
For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Rom 1:26-31
The third falling away caused that to happen to the body of humanity which is supposed to be a tabernacle of God, but now it became a den of robbers. The finally falling away took place in Rome, when the apostolic Church united with the God of this evil world that was the head of the Roman empire. That brought in the last host of Satan. For by the fall of angels, the white horse riders took the place of the gospel host of the lion. Then when Adam and Eve fell, the red horses replaced the calf's hosts. Then in Babel, the black horses took the place of the host of the ensign of man. And finally, when the apostolic church fell away to Rome, the pale horse host took the place of the gospel horse of the eagle.
These things happened to the whole man as an individual, and therefore, every man became a partaker of that.
And then when Israel fell from God's commandments, in their falling away after being restored from Babylon, the abomination of desolation successively took over, first the altar, the next the sanctuary.
And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land. And it waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them. Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down. And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised, and prospered. Dan 8:9 -12
The falling of Israel and the setting up of the abomination of desolation did not just affect Israel as a nation, but affected every creature in creation. And every man is affected by that. For God made all the creation as one being, so that whatever goes wrong in one place affects all of them.
Then finally, when Israel rejected their Messiah, and chose a robber instead, they sealed their doom. The glory of God departed from His sanctuary and darkness covered all things. This did not affect only Israel, but all things in creation. Thus is the six-inch creature and his works. He is the antichrist! That is the sting of death.
Thus in redemption, these six things are addressed as the seals upon. They are addressed all over the creation as one being and also to an individual as being part of the whole.
As each seal opened, the antichrist host was cast out, and Christ's host took its place, reclaiming and restoring all that had gone wrong. This happened in the east, south, west and north of the whole creation, but it also happened to the individual believer.
The opening of the first seal threw away the white horse antichrist religious troop from your eastern gate. The opening of the second seal overthrew the antichrist political red horse troop from your southern gate. The opening of the third seal cast out the host of the black horse from your western gate. And the opening of the fourth seal scattered the troop of the pale horses away from your northern gate.
Then the opening of the fifth seal cast out the abomination of desolation from your out court surrounding the tabernacle of God in your. And the altar of sacrifice in you was restored to its original state, by which now you offer what is acceptable to God by the fire of the Holy Spirit.
Then finally, the opening of the sixth seal overthrew the money changers and robbers from the tabernacle of God within your mind. Oh, what an overthrew when the sixth seal was loosed! All the works of the devil in you were cast down! All the principalities and powers of darkness took to heels, calling to the mountains and rocks to fall on them to hide them from the glory of God and from the wrath of the lamb.
Remember, these things had first to take place within the inner man before they could take place in the outer man. Thus by the ministry of Elijah, a highway was made ready from the wilderness back into the tabernacle of God in man by which the day star should come in.
We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: 2Peter 1:19
Before Jesus Christ appears Geographically from heaven, he comes spiritually in you as an individual. That is the headstone that was rejected by the builders (church leaders), that has become the head of the corner to all who believer. The Lord comes right into your heart, and seats upon the mercy seat, without the knowledge of anything, only the Father knows when that happens.
Once that is fully done in us, then the devil would lost the kingdom of God in us, and the whole creation turns back to the maker. This ushers in the finally Gospel of redemption from the inner veil, and that brings in full restoration of all things according to the demonstration of Deuteronomy. It is the receiving of divine love that perfects all things. Behold it is on your door steps!