Good afternoon, beloved friends and brethren present. It is a great privilege to be with you on this occasion to share with you the Word of God relevant to our time, and to see the time we have been granted to live in and the blessings God has for all of us at this end time.
For this occasion, we have the subject: “THE FRUITS OF THE NEW BIRTH IN THE LIGHT OF THE SEVENTH SEAL.”
For which I want to read in John, chapter 15, verses 1 and on, where it says the following:
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.
If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.
These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
These things I command you, that ye love one another.”
May God bless our souls with His Word and allow us to understand It.
We have read these beautiful words of Christ telling us about the true vine and the branches, that is, the branches; because this true vine is represented in a grape vine that brings forth grapes; but where does it bring forth grapes? On its branches; the branches are thepámpanos1.
And now, Christ represents Himself and represents His Church in this parable; Christ is represented in the true vine and His Church is represented in the branches of that vine, and that is how they become one: the True Vine with His branches bringing forth the fruit for each stage, for each age.
Now, we must understand that at the heart of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ are the sons and daughters of God, who as individuals, are the branches, and they are also the fruit brought forth by the Church as the branches of the True Vine.
Now, notice how for the True Vine (which is Christ) and His branches (which is His Church), during the different stages or ages, it would be bearing the fruit of sons and daughters of God from age to age; and the Church as a Mystical Body of believers would be bearing the fruit of the Spirit of God, which is the creation of a new race, which begins with Christ (the first of that New Creation); and then through Christ, the first of that New Creation, now the rest of the sons and daughters of God come, by first being born in the Kingdom of God, being born of the Water and of the Spirit, in other words, by their theophanic bodies being born, by their theophanic bodies being created by Christ; and then, at the Last Day, the eternal body will be created for all the sons and daughters of God, for all the members of this True Vine and His branches, so that we may all be in the image and likeness of our beloved Lord Jesus Christ.
Now, during the seven stages or ages of the gentile Church, the True Vine has had seven branches, which have brought forth sons and daughters of God; and at this end time, a branch, an offshoot grows out of the trunk of the True Vine, out of the root and offspring of David, which will bring forth the sons and daughters of God of the Last Day, of the Age of the Cornerstone, through the Spirit of Christ in His Church, thus bringing forth the sons and daughters of God of the Age of the Cornerstone.
Now, notice how out of this branch, which comes directly from the roots, which comes directly from the trunk, the root and the offspring of David, from there comes the sons and daughters of God of the Last Day obtaining the blessing of God. That will be the fruit that the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ will be showing at the Last Day, in the Age of the Cornerstone: sons and daughters of God (in which branch?) in the branch of the Age of the Cornerstone; just as each age showed its fruit: the sons and daughters of God that each branch had in each age.
Each branch can be named, like a man who has a vine, a grape plant in his home, in his house, in his farm, and says: “Well, this plant, this stem that is sprouting will be named after me.” Then, when it puts forth its first branch, he says: “This one will be named after my eldest child”; then, it puts forth its second branch, and he says: “This branch will be named after my second child”; later, it puts forth its third branch, and he says: “This branch will be named after my third child”; then, that trunk puts forth its fourth branch, and he says: “This branch will be named after my fourth child”; and then, the fifth branch: “This one will be named after my fifth child”; the sixth branch grows out, and he says: “This one will be named after my sixth child”; the seventh branch grows out, and he says: “This one will be named after my seventh child.”
And when all those branches gradually bear their fruit and a new branch grows out that people did not expect…, but the one who harvested the vine said: “And the last branch it has, the eighth branch, will be named after my eighth child”; and when the eighth branch grows out, he names it after his eighth child. And when he sees that vine and sees the fruit on its branches, what will he be seeing in that vine with fruit on its branches? He will be seeing his grandchildren, his children there, in other words, the children who have come through those eight children he has had.
And that is what Christ will be seeing, because Christ is the True Vine, and His children, His Church, are the branches: the first branch, is the first age; the second branch, the second age; and so forth, until these gentile branches reach the Age of the Cornerstone. But, notice, at the end time, another one comes out of the same trunk, and now, that branch is the one that will bring forth the fruit of the Last Day.
And now, those branches, which represent the children of the owner of that vine, we find they represent… the fruit, that fruit, which that vine brings forth, represents the children that the vine owner’s children would have.
And now, notice how the sons and daughters of God, the children of our beloved Lord Jesus Christ, through His manifestation in those branches, would be bearing the fruit: the sons and daughters of God, who would have the Life of the True Vine in them, the Holy Spirit, which is the Spirit that was in Jesus Christ; and would go on to those branches and from those branches to the fruit, which are the sons and daughters of God; and thus, He would bring forth sons and daughters of God who are born again, born in the Kingdom of God.
Through the natural birth, through mom and dad, we obtained the birth that allows us to live on this Earth in these mortal bodies for a season, to have the time necessary to get in contact with Eternal Life, with the True Vine; and become a fruit of the True Vine as individuals, and also to become people who are represented in branches of that True Vine, to bring forth the fruit of Christ as individuals, the fruit of the True Vine, going through us as individuals and bringing forth that good fruit of Christ through the Life of Christ, the Spirit of Christ manifested in us as individuals.
Now notice, where is the fruit of a vine seen? On the branches; the branches are vine branches. They are called pámpanos, but we also understand that, simply speaking, they are branches.
In Brazil, they are called galhos. For us, it is difficult to understand that, because as I have said on other occasions, ‘galhos’means ‘gallos’2of flesh and feathers; roosters are the husbands of hens, but for Brazilians, branches or vine branches are also called galhos. So they understand this, because that is how they speak, but for Spanish-speakers, notice, the pámpanosare the branches in this parable.
And the branches are where the fruit is seen; the fruit of the sons and daughters of God will be seen manifested in the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ as the branches of the True Vine; the sons and daughters of God will be seen manifested on the branches of the True Vine, which is the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, which would have the fruit of the sons and daughters of God and would be carrying out the work pertaining to each age through the life of the True Vine, which is the Holy Spirit manifested in His Church from age to age, manifested in the angel messenger; and from there, It spreads and is manifested to the entire Mystical Body of believers, and brings forth the life of the True Vine.
Notice, the True Vine will not bring forth oranges, but grapes, because It is a grape plant; therefore, It will be bringing forth grapes for God.
The Church of Jesus Christ was also represented in the wheat plant. The Church of Jesus Christ represents the wheat plant or is represented in the wheat plant. And notice, the fruit of the wheat plant are the sons and daughters of God, the corn of wheat, of which Christ said in a parable3: “Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, (that corn of wheat is Jesus Christ, the Son of Man)… unless it falls into the ground and dies, it abides alone: but if it falls into the ground and dies, it brings forth much fruit (in other words, many people)”: many sons and daughters of God in the image and likeness of our beloved Lord Jesus Christ, who will receive the work of the harvest at the Last Day and be in the image and likeness of our beloved Lord Jesus Christ: with an eternal theophanic body and with a glorified and eternal physical body to live throughout eternity with our beloved Lord Jesus Christ.
And now, as individuals, we are also branches or branches of the True Vine to bring forth the relevant fruit of Christ through us.
And thus, notice, since every person has been born on this Earth through the union of a man and a woman after the fall of the human being in the Garden of Eden (except for our beloved Lord Jesus Christ), we find that this is why we have obtained a mortal, corruptible and temporary body; because the human race was contaminated there in the time of Adam and Eve, it was contaminated by sin; and since it was contaminated this way, the wages of sin is death4</a>; therefore, every person who is born on Earth already comes sentenced to death, he lives here on Earth for a period of time, but then the person dies.
Now, there are very few cases of people who have not tasted death because God took them from this dimension to a dimension where there is no death. Enoch6is one of them, and the other was the prophet Elijah7. They are a type and figure of the elect of God of the Last Day, who will not see death but instead, will be changed and taken to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, to the dimension where there is no death, but rather, eternal life.
And now, we can see that when human beings come to this Earth, they come sentenced to death due to the sin in the Garden of Eden; because the wages of sin is death.
And now, the human being also receives a spirit of the world, of the fifth dimension, and therefore, the human being is inclined to evil by that spirit; but Christ said that it is necessary to be born again, so He said to Nicodemus, and Nicodemus was surprised and asked Christ8: “How can these things be?” “Can a man, when he is old, enter his mother’s womb and be born again?” Nicodemus did not understand this mystery of the new birth, and he thought it was by being born again through a woman; but Christ taught him that it is by being born of the Water and of the Spirit, in order to enter the Kingdom of God.
When the person believes in Christ as our Savior, washes his sins in the Blood of Christ and receives His Holy Spirit, that person has been born again; he has been born again, and God’s promise in the Old Testament (through the prophet Ezekiel and through the prophet Jeremiah), that God will give us a new spirit and a new heart, is fulfilled; and God gives us a new spirit, a spirit of the sixth dimension, a theophanic spirit, which is a theophanic body of the sixth dimension; a theophanic body of the sixth dimension, which is similar to our physical body, but from another dimension.
That is the body in which those who die having believed in Christ, and having washed their sins in the Blood of Christ, and having received His Holy Spirit, those people who die go on to live in that theophanic body in the sixth dimension, in a body similar to this one, but from another dimension.
That is the type of body that Melchizedek was in when He appeared to Abraham and gave Abraham bread and wine, and Abraham paid Him his tithes; and therefore, Levi paid tithes to Melchizedek while he was in Abraham’s loins and being the great-grandson of Abraham, even though he had not been born yet9.
In the same way, we were crucified with Christ, even without having existed on thisplanet Earth. This is because we were, where? We were in Christ, and we have come from Christ; our soul and our spirit have come from Him, and our eternal body, which He has promised all of us will also come from Him.
In other words, we were in Christ since before the foundation of the world, just as our physical body was in our earthly father; and before it was in our earthly father in the form of a gene or a sperm cell, where was it? In the loins of our grandfather; and before that? In the loins of our great-grandfather; and so on, until we reach Adam. But we were in Christ since before the foundation of the world.
The Scripture says that Christ was crucified since before the foundation of the world. And how can this be? Let us see what Saint Peter says here in his first epistle, verses 18 to 22 [chapter1], he tells us how we have been redeemed. Something that is redeemed has been lost and is redeemed to be placed in the hands of its original owner, that is what it means to be redeemed. He says:
“Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers (in other words, from our earthly parents)<em>;
But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world (Since when was Christ destined to be crucified? Since before the foundation of the world), but was manifest in these last times for you…”
Notice, out of live for us, Christ was manifested in these last times, meaning, in the final days before God, which are the last millenniums; back in the fifth millennium, which was the first of the last days before God, Christ the Lamb of God was manifested and He died on Calvary’s Cross, He died out of love for all of us.
“…Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.
Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently.
Being born again, not of corruptible seed (in other words, being born again, not by the union of a man and a woman, not of a corruptible seed, not by human genes), but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:
But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.”
Now we can see the reason why Christ died on Calvary’s Cross: because since before the foundation of the world, that is how God foreordained it, predestined it.
And since before the foundation of the world, God already knew us and He foreordained us, because we were in God eternally; and we have come from God, to be manifested here on Earth: our soul has come from God even though it has taken a spirit of the world and a body of the world, a mortal, corruptible and temporary body; but we have come this way to get in contact with Eternal Life, with Christ, and thus, obtain the new birth and thus enter into the Divine Program of the new race Christ is creating: a new race with eternal life, a new race that will reign with Christ throughout eternity, of which Christ is the head, the first.
And now, we can see why we have come at this end time and we have been called and gathered together and placed in the Mystical Body of our beloved Lord Jesus Christ, in the True Vine, as fruit of that True Vine, which is the Mystical Body of Christ; and we as individuals are the fruit of that True Vine, as part of the Mystical Body of believers; and as individuals, we are also branches of the True Vine, to bring forth the fruit that pertains to the sons and daughters of God, in other words, to the people who have been born again, who have been born in the Kingdom of God.
That is why the Scripture tells us to put off the old man and to put on the new man and his acts; and put off the old man and his acts.
And to get a clear idea of what the new man is and what his acts are, and what the old man is and what his acts are, we must read what the apostle Saint Paul says in his letter to the Galatians (let’s see) and in his letter to the Ephesians.
Let’s see Ephesians, chapter 4, verse 22, and chapter 5… Let’s see that passage first. Chapter 4, verse 12 and on (to avoid reading too much), it says:
“For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
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…”
In other words, so that we may all become in the image and likeness of Christ, so that we may all become people with an eternal theophanic body and a glorified and eternal physical body, like the body of our beloved Lord Jesus Christ, so that we may all be sons and daughters of God manifested in the new body and with the Holy Spirit, the theophanic spirit of the sixth dimension manifested in the new body we will have; and this is how we will be manifested as God’s sons and daughters, we will be adopted.
“…That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,
Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:
Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
But ye have not so learned Christ;
If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:
That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.
Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
Neither give place to the devil.
Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”
Now we are going on to chapter 5. It says:
“Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
(For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Here we can see what Saint Paul says regarding the members of the Mystical Body of Christ, each one as an individual; and we can see that we are…, it says: “For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.”That is what Christ says that we are to Him.
Now, let’s go to the book or letter of Saint Paul to the Galatians and let’s see what he tells us there in that letter, in chapters 4 and in chapter 5.The apostle Saint Paul tells us in chapter 5, verse 16 and on, he says:
“This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.”
And now, it says:
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.”
Now, notice what Saint Paul the apostle tells us here and also take a look at Romans, chapter 8, 1 to 13;and we also find in chapter 6, verse 6… Let’s go to chapter 8, 1 to 13, says:
“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
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:
That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
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.
For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
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.
And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.”
Here we can see the difference between those who live after the flesh and those who live after the Spirit; we can see the difference between those who have been born…, a regular or natural birth through mom and dad, but have not received the new birth; because the new birth is received by believing in Christ as our Savior and washing our sins in the Blood of Christ and receiving His Holy Spirit, and thus, the person is justified before God as if he had never sinned before.
And if anyone has sinned: he confesses his sins to Christ and casts his sins in the Blood of Christ, and they disappear; because in the journey of our earthly lives, sometimes we make mistakes, sometimes we sin before God, but the Blood of Christ is there for us to confess our sins before Christ and for our sins to be cast in the Blood of Christ and for our sins to be taken away from us; and to move forward in our Christian lives, justified before God as if we had never sinned before.
Therefore, every person who lives on this planetEarth and has believed in Christ as his Savior and has washed his sins in the Blood of Christ, does not desire to sin before God, although sometimes he may make some mistakes and he may even commit a sin before God, but he confesses it to Christ and his sin is taken away from him, his sins are washed in the Blood of Christ; and he continues moving forward in the Christian life, serving our beloved Lord Jesus Christ.
It is not the intention of the sons and daughters of God to sin, although sometimes we make mistakes or commit sins; our desire is to live a life that is pleasing to our beloved Lord Jesus Christ. And that is why every son and daughter of God, while Jesus Christ our Savior is in the Place of Intercession in Heaven, is called to have his life fixed every day and to always examine his life in order to ask Christ for forgiveness for every error, fault or sin he may commit in his daily life, so that his fault or sin may becleansed with the Blood of Christ and he may continue moving forward, receiving the blessings of Christ.
When Christ leaves the Throne that is in Heaven, the Throne of Intercession in Heaven, from that point on, there will no longer be an opportunity for any person to cleanse his sins with the Blood of Christ, because there will no longer be Blood in the Place of Intercession, nor will Christ be in the Place of Intercession making intercession for the sins of people, for the sins of the sons and daughters of God, because He will have already made intercession for the very last of the children of God who would come to the Mystical Body of Jesus Christ.
That is why in chapter 22, verse 11 of Revelation, it says:
“He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.”
When Christ leaves the Throne of Intercession in Heaven, he that is unjust will no longer have an opportunity to be justified and for his sins to be taken away by the Blood of Christ, because there will no longer be Blood on the seat of mercyin Heaven.
That is why we have to take advantage of our days here on Earth and have our lives fixed before Christ, so that when Christ leaves the Throne of Intercession, we will not need to go to Christ again to wash our sins in the Blood of Christ, or the sins we may have committed along the way, because He will no longer be there to make intercession for us; but when Christ leaves the Throne of Intercession, He will have already made intercession for all of us and everything will already be fixed; and by that time, the dead in Christ will resurrect and we who are alive will be changed; and there will no longer be an opportunity or a way for usto fail before Christ, there will no longer be a way for us to make mistakes or sin before the Lord.
It is also very important to understand this verse of Revelation, chapter 21, verse 27, where it says, referring to the New Jerusalem, it says:
“And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.”
And since we are inscribed or written in the Lamb’s Book of Life, Christ came two thousand years ago as the Lamb of God and died at Calvary’s Cross to bring every son and daughter of God back to God, meaning, to redeem the sons and daughters of God.
Toredeemmeans to ‘bring back to the place of origin.’ And where were the children of God? In God. Therefore, we return to God at the Last Day with an eternal theophanic body andwitha physical body that is eternal as well; and then we will see Jesus Christ in His glorified body, because we will also be in eternal and glorified bodies to reign with Christ for one thousand years and then throughout eternity; but before that, we will be at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, dressed in that new garment, in that eternal and glorious new body.
Therefore, notice the great blessing Christ has for each one of you and for me as well; that is why it is so important to bear the fruits of the new birth in the light of our age and our dispensation, in the light of the Seventh Seal. We are at the end time for all the sons and daughters of God.
Now, the evidence of a person who has been born again, the evidence of a person who has the Spirit of Christ, let’s see what the forerunner of the Second Coming of Christ says is the evidence that a person will have. Let’s look in the book of Quotations, page 136.
Before God revealed this mystery to our brother Branham, he always said that the evidence of the new birth, the evidence that a person had received the Holy Spirit, he said that it was the fruit of the Spirit, meaning, these fruits that are shown here in the Scripture; but then, when God spoke to him and showed him clearly what the evidence of having the Holy Spirit is, he shared what that evidence is; and on page 136, verse 1214, he says… (he is speaking in “Questions and Answers #2” of the 8th month, 23rd day, of the year 1964, in Jeffersonville, Indiana)10:
“Now, that’s no evidence of the Holy Ghost (that is, to speak in tongues; rather, it is what? A gift of the Holy Spirit). See? You can’t rely upon that. You can’t rely upon the fruit of the Spirit, because the first fruit of the Spirit is love. And the Christian Science exercise more love than anybody I know of, and they even deny Jesus Christ being Divine. See? There’s only one evidence of the Holy Spirit that I know of, and that is a genuine faith in the promised Word of the hour!”
That is the true evidence that a person has the Holy Spirit: to have genuine faith in the promised Word of the hour; that is how it has been from age to age.
“But one day the Lord, in a vision, straightened me out. And He said, that, ‘The evidence of the Spirit was those who could receive the Word,’ neither love, nor speaking in tongues, but it’s receiving the Word.”
In other words, receiving the Word of his age, of his time.
“Now, that’s what we was talking the other day, the evidence of the Holy Ghost. See? The evidence of the Holy Ghost is when you can receive the Word; not some system, but have a clear understand.”
In other words, when you receive the Word of your age, and thus, you obtain a clear understanding about your age and about the Message pertaining to your age; because that is where Christ calls and gathers together His elect in each age: when through the messenger of each age He gives the Message to each age and to the people who will become part of that age; because the new birth comes through Christ: “Except a man be born of Water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God.” A person must be born of the Word and of the Spirit, believing the Word of his age and receiving the Spirit of Christ for that age, the Spirit of Christ, the Holy Spirit, and thus, obtaining the new birth and obtaining a theophanic body of the sixth dimension.
When a person has been born again, he has obtained a theophanic body of the sixth dimension, and therefore, he belongs to the Mystical Body of Christ, he is already manifested as a son or daughter of God in the Mystical Body of Jesus Christ.
Those are the ones who will beresurrected in eternal bodies if they die; and if they remain alive and the resurrection of the dead in Christ takes place and they have already entered the Mystical Body of Christ, then they will be changed at the Last Day. And the dead in Christ cannot resurrect until the last of God’s elect has come in, whose names are written in Heaven, in the Lamb’s Book of Life, and at the Last Day (the last ones who are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life of the Mystical Body of Christ) will enter the Mystical Body of Christ, and there, they will obtain the new birth, and thus, they will be sealed in the Mystical Body of Christ, so that at the Last Day, in the seventh millennium, they may see the dead in Christ resurrected and be changed, obtain a change in body, meaning, the transformation of our mortal bodies; and thus, obtain immortality by having – obtaining an eternal body in which we will live throughout eternity.
That is why it is so important to put on the new man and to put off the old man, so that at the Last Day, we may obtain our transformation, the transformation of the physical body. Through the new birth, first we obtain the inner transformation, and then, we will obtain the outer transformation, the transformation of the outer body; first, we obtain the new body of the sixth dimension, that theophanic spirit of the sixth dimension, that inner body, and then, at the Last Day, we will obtain the outer body, which is the eternal and glorified body Christ will give all of us.
That is why we have to think with the mind of the new body, of the new man, of the inner man, who is created in the image of Christ, in other words, according to the theophanic body of Christ; and we have to live the Christian life, thinking with the mind of that new inner man, who will always take us and lead us to God and His Word.
Now, we can see that with the mind of Christ, which is the mind of the new inner man, we are guided in the Divine Program and we think according to the things of God, and we are guided in God’s Word; because that is why the Spirit of God, that theophanic body of the sixth dimension, has been given to each one of us as individuals: to guide us as individuals, to all righteousness and to all truth.
“THE FRUITS OF THE NEW BIRTH IN THE LIGHT OF THE SEVENTH SEAL.”
It has been a great privilege to be with you on this occasion, testifying to you about the “THE FRUITS OF THE NEW BIRTH IN THE LIGHT OF THE SEVENTH SEAL.”
In other conferences, you will also find more information about the new man and also the fruits of the new man; you will also find information about the old man and the fruits of the old man.
Now, we desire to bring forth the fruits of the new man every day of our lives, the fruits of that new inner man, which is the theophanic body, which has a mind, which thinks according to the mind of Christ; because the mind of Christ is manifested there, in the mind of that new theophanic body of the sixth dimension we have obtained by believing in Christ as our Savior, washing our sins in the Blood of Christ, and receiving His Holy Spirit, and thus, receiving the new birth.
It has been a great blessing to testify to you about these things relevant to the new man, relevant to “THE FRUITS OF THE NEW BIRTH IN THE LIGHT OF THE SEVENTH SEAL.”
May the blessings of Christ, the Angel of the Covenant, our Savior, be upon each one of you and upon myself as well; and may the fruits of the new man be fully manifested in each one of you and in myself as well. In the Eternal Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen and amen.
“THE FRUITS OF THE NEW BIRTH IN THE LIGHT OF THE SEVENTH SEAL.”