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It has been on my heart for some time now, to present a study on the Godhead. This might in itself seem a little odd, since we as message believers basically consider the Godhead to be old hat.

Everybody understands the Message concept of monotheism, which is also the basic tenet of the Hebrew faith.
There is however, a movement within the message of Malachi 4, that is touting a more recent belief concerning the Godhead, that is a hybreeding of both Oneness (monotheism) and Trinitarianism (Polytheism).

A little insight into the teaching, which we will refer to as the "Two Lords doctrine" may seem a little strange to those who are not familiar with it.

Basically the belief is rooted in the theory, that Jesus was "spiritually birthed" by God the Father, somewhere back in the eons of the ages.
This event is referenced in the "two lords doctrine", by the Scripture in Revelations the third chapter.

REVELATION 3:14
And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;

They believe that Jesus was the first creation by God, but that he was not created as a God. The next event as they teach, is that this Son which was in the form of a light, then created all things in heaven and in earth.

It gets even more convoluted as the theory goes on. To keep the doctrine from creating two Gods, the Lord Jesus is placed on a lower tier than God.
Can He be worshipped? Some say yes, some say no.

It is also taught that the body of Jesus is up in heaven, sitting on the Father's throne.
During this time the Father, the Holy Spirit, who is also called Jesus, is in the church subduing all things unto the Son Jesus, who sits powerless, without a Kingdom, on a throne in heaven.

The most contorted of the tenets of this teaching, is the belief that Jesus the Son is stripped of the kingdom by Jesus the Father. This is done as soon as all things are subdued to Jesus the Son by the father. At this time Jesus the Son is quickly removed from being the Supreme authority of His newly acquired kingdom.

Again, does this sound strange? In order to make Scripture fit the theory, the "two Lords" teachers are saying that the father is also presently along with the Son, called Christ Jesus.
Sound confusing? Even the trinitarian polytheistic doctrine, does not teach that the Son Jesus, will be dethroned from His Kingdom.
It is believed among the "two Lords" folks, that Jesus the Son, will then become just one of the Brethren.

The Scripture verse they use for this is here:

1 CORINTHIANS 15:28
And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.

The whole theory is basically the trinity doctrine minus one. Much of it is based on mechanically trying to place Scripture without spiritual Revelation.
I probably have not covered all that is promoted by the "two Lords" believers, but as I understand, they teach that their revelation of two persons and only one being God, is the evidence of being Bride.

If it was only taught and believed by some fringe followers of this Message, it would not warrant the time to refute. The problem is that it was invented and being promoted by a prominent teacher in this Message.

As in any search to better understand Scripture, it is best to look as far back in the record as possible.
We are told by our Prophet , Brother Branham, there was a place(?) before the creation of anything, that the SELF EXISTANT ONE was not even God.
The understanding of this is, that "God", as a descriptive term, is something that is worshipped. Before the creation of something to worship HIM, HE was a SELF EXISTING BEING, OF ALL POWER and PURPOSE, yet UNEXPRESSED.

To me a good descriptive term is "SUPER SEED ATTRIBUTES", in which is contained the potential of all that is to be, or could be.
In this form there would be no beginning or ending, but to use an understandable term, we will call it a predestinated plan.

In the unfolding of HIS plan, the first order of creation was in the realms of the Spirit. That would be Angels, with varying degrees of power and responsibility, in order to establish a heavenly Kingdom, in which the SELF EXISTANT ONE would be the HEAD, the GODHEAD.
HIS THOUGHT EXPRESSED, in the form of a creation, would be the BEGINNING of TIME, in the realm of the Spirit.

If I might divert to a rather important truth and its application for later consideration. God never changes in HIS PURPOSE or PATTERN.
When HE created Angels, there also had to be an aspect with the potential to enact the PLAN of God. That is "SIN", which could NOT originate IN GOD yet had to come into being, to fulfill HIS DIVINE PURPOSE.

Let's look into this area slightly, as this is the pattern that was transferred from the first rebellion in heaven, to the earth in EDEN.

EZEKIEL 28:15
Thou [wast] perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.

Without Spiritual Revelation, this Scripture verse concerning the creation of Lucifer, would be confusing. How could GOD create something perfect and be found later, to have iniquity in it?

As was the nature of God then, now and forever HE gave the power of choice.
Choice cannot exist without responsibility. Responsibility can ONLY come by LAW, and that being the MIND OF GOD'S WILL, HIS WORD.

Now let's delve into the GODHEAD a little further.
In order to further carry out HIS purpose to fulfill HIS attributes after the fall in heaven, there was necessity to bring into existance another realm of the physical. It became a natural realm where a state or condition called death, could be introduced into the picture.
This was accomplished in Eden, by being given RESPONSIBILITY to the WORD by (commandment), then voluntary freewill CHOICE by Adam and Eve.

At this place in our study I would like to address the first point brought up in our introduction of the "two Lords" theory. Their teaching is, that Jesus the Son, was created as a separate person before the foundation of the world, then as a created being, in turn created the heavens and the earth.
Another Scripture that is used to support the "two Lords" theory is in Genesis 1:26, which is also one of the foundational Trinitarian supports. "And God said, let US make man in our image, after our likeness".

The question is then asked; Who was God talking to when HE made this statement?
The answer is rather simple. The host of heaven were already in existance, and the kingdom of heaven with its government was in place. That God carried on conversation with and consulted with this spirit creation, is well established in Scripture.

The first setting of Scripture we will refer to is, the time when God came to visit with Abraham with two angels.

GENESIS 18:16-17
And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.
And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do;

Here we see GOD consulting with Angelic beings.

Our second reference is in

I KINGS 22:19
And he said, Hear thou therefore the word of the LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing by him on his right hand and on his left.
20 And the LORD said, Who shall persuade Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one said on this manner, and another said on that manner.
21 And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said, I will persuade him.
22 And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade [him], and prevail also: go forth, and do so.

It is evident that God shares His plan with those He chooses to in heaven, as is also evident in His relationship to His Elect church. It is part and parcel of His Divine Nature.

I would like to continue expounding on the thought of the "ONE" who created the heavens and the earth.
The "Let us make man" concept of more than one person "creating", or for that matter any created being, having the power to create is Anti Word and in fact impossible.
If two persons had the power to create, the terminology of "OMNIPOTENCE" would cease to exist. The term would needfully have to be changed to BIPOTENCE. Also the power to create (bring into existance from nothing) would make another with this power a "God" also.
Thus to attribute this ability to any other than the ONE TRUE GOD would come around again to POLYTHEISM, which Brother Branham said is HEATHENISM.

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46 024 Now, in the beginning God dwelled alone with His attributes as I spoke of this morning. That's His thoughts. There was nothing, just God alone. But He had thoughts. Just like a great architect can set down in his mind, and draw out what he thinks it's--he's going to--to build, create. Now, he cannot create; he can take something that's been created and make it in a different form, 'cause God's the only way--only One can create. But he gets in his mind what he's going to do, and that's his thoughts; that's his desires.
Now, it's a thought, and then he speaks it, and it's a word then. And a--a word is... A thought when it's expressed, it's a word. A thought expressed is a word. But it has to be a thought first. So it's God's attributes; then it becomes a thought, then a word.

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42 020 And now, God can speak, He has a voice. It's been heard. God can speak. And God can write. God wrote the ten commandments with His Own finger. He wrote on the walls of--of Babylon once with His finger. He stooped down and wrote in sand one time with His finger. God can speak. God can read. God can write. God is the Fountain of all grace and power, and of all Divine wisdom is in God. So therefore, knowing that He is the only Creator there is... There is no other creator but God. Satan cannot create, at all; he only perverts what's been created. But God is the only Creator.

The 1st chapter of Genesis is quite explicit in who created the heavens and earth. In its simple and beautiful form it declares "In the beginning GOD created the heavens and the earth".
The Attribute thought became Word, or thought expressed, which then became material. NOT another person, but the power of ONE PERSON, made manifest.

ISAIAH 44:24
Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I [am] the LORD that maketh all [things]; that stretcheth forth the heavens ALONE; that spreadeth abroad the earth BY MYSELF;

ISAIAH 45:18
For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I [am] the LORD; and [there is] none else.

If indeed as Scripture declares, that all things were created by God ALONE, and the "two Lords theory" attributes creation to Jesus the Son, then He must also be GOD or A GOD. If it is the former, it is the same as we believe, The Jehovah of the Old Testament is Jesus of the new. If the latter, they have TWO GODS...trinity minus one.
Obviously God needed NO help in creating, but enjoyed sharing His thoughts with the heavenly host that HE created.

We understand by the REVELATION given by this Message, that the man Christ Jesus, the Lamb slain, was indeed before the foundation of the world, but IN the MIND of GOD.
What a marvelous understanding we are given, as God revealed to Job. When the morning stars sang together and the Sons of God shouted for joy, the Elect of God were there too!
Not pre-existing Sons, but indeed foreknown and predestinated Sons.

We now have a basic understanding, of various aspects of the nature of the ONE true GOD and HIS desire to fulfill the attribute nature of His Being.
He could not be GOD without someone to worship Him, nor a saviour without someone to save, or a healer without someone to heal etc.

He then created the potential to fulfill every aspect of His Divine plan, by the creation of the living and nonliving objects for His Glory.

COLOSSIANS 1:16
For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether [they be] thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

REVELATION 4:11
Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

He alone is the GODHEAD, though expressing His nature and character in manifold manifestations, yet singular in being.

DEUTERONOMY 6:4
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God [is] one LORD:

In this study we want to begin covering the Message Revelation of the GODHEAD.
How God as Father, Holy Spirit, became flesh (Son) and was crucified, becoming the Supreme sacrifice for the transgressions of Adams race.

This original choice by Eve to rebel against God's Word, then Adam taking her back, brought into existance, an element called DEATH.
Remember the warning of God by His Word to them. If they chose to live they were to remain obedient to the original Spoken Word. To disobey caused a disconnect with God, who is LIFE and left them in a temporary form of life that would end in time.

The hybreeding of the blood (egg) of Eve with that of the Serpent's seed, brought also with it the need for blood to atone.

The short term substitute of animal blood was not sufficient to take away sin.
Man had fallen into the state of death, therefore his blood could not be the sinless representation needed for total atonement.

The conclusive necessity was for the blood of God, the only sinless one that could possibly atone, for fallen mankind.

How could this be? God, being a Spirit did not have blood, and certainly could not die.

Satan and his demons probably had a rock and roll festival after the fall. He had by Adam's default, became heir of the fallen earth. He knew it would take the blood of God to purchase back the earth and restore all things.

Satan was blind to the wisdom and power of God and HIS predestined plan and the power of His Godhead. It is also the same with satan's children.

LUKE 10:21
21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.

The full truth of the Godhead is hidden from all who are in polytheism, Ditheism or "two Lords" and perhaps most who are so called "oneness".

The conclusion is obvious since the true and full revelation of the Godhead came after the opening of the Seals. The denominational trinitarians, nor oneness so called, never came to the revealed Word of the hour, God's only chosen place of worship. The trinitarian concept is simple idolatry and the Jesus only belief is incomplete.

The opening of the Seven Seals revealed the Godhead in its totality. The truth of Godhead is the revealing of the MIND of GOD in purpose and redemption, from its conception to completion.

This Message Godhead Revelation IS NOT the denominational oneness belief since they rejected the Messenger and the Message. It most certainly is not the multi god teachings of trinitarianism.
I say it falls, not exactly between but LIGHT YEARS BEYOND either.

Now let's return to the MYSTERY of the Godhead.
1. Redemption hinged on the BLOOD OF GOD.
2. GOD IS SPIRIT and had no BLOOD
3. GOD COULD NOT DIE.

For the trinitarians the complexity of this requirement, as compared to their teaching is insurmountibally staggering.

Let's look at this.
Their basic teaching is three seperate persons, eternal, and coequal.

If this were so in any form, two of them placed one of them in a non equal position of becoming flesh and dying. So much for co-equal

Secondly but equally absurd is that one is father, one is son and the other is a Holy spirit.

The reasonable assumption arises, that a son has to be after a father. So much for co-eternal.

The third one the Holy Spirit? Which of the three were not holy spirits before time?

It's no wonder the world looks at religious concepts as ignorant superstition. The trinitarian belief makes Alice in wonderland more believable.

GOD becoming man?
Many Heathen religions have through time portrayed their dieties in human form.
Even as far back as the time of Nimrod, the illegetimate son of his widow made the claim that the child was the son of a god .
The Egyptians and Babylonians after that time, portrayed some of their gods with human traits and forms.
From Greece through pagan Rome the portrayal remained.

Satan mimicked the ultimate manifestation of redemption and even succeeded in receiving worship by becoming a god in man.

But in due time, with every world and religious system exactly in the right time and season, There came forth the ULTIMATE MANIFESTATION of GOD. The ONE and ONLY TRUE and LIVING GOD made HIMSELF a BODY, by creating in the womb of a virgin the BLOOD SEED of the ETERNAL ONE.
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Let us look at this body, that FORMED AROUND the Spoken Word God Seed.
The physical human body of Jesus was made of natural elements, by the intake of earthly nutrients in the food that Mary ate.
The Seed, (Spoken Word of God) that started the body in the womb of Mary, was the Logos made into material. The Blood Seed was not a complete human body but the beginning of the creation of God. God himself became substance, compatible to human genetics that a physical human body could be built around.

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God came down in a blood cell, not through a man, but by the Holy Ghost, and in that virgin womb a tabernacle for the purpose of death was built. The Seed of the woman came in order that He be bruised to bring us our salvation. When the Holy Ghost came upon Mary, He created within her womb the cell that would multiply and become the body of our Lord. That cell was created. IT was the Beginning of the Creation of God.

The physical body of Jesus Christ, had a specific purpose in the plan of redemption. It provided the human kinsmen relationship to man, (kinsman redeemer) and the channel for the Holy Spirit Father, to taste death for every man.

The word, PURPOSE, to me, takes on a special application here. It is most difficult for us as humans to perceive the full meaning of this word in this particular application, as being the sole reason for Jesus whole life on earth.
Our existence and life, reasons selfishly as to what seems fair to an individual. Many would think it unfair that one would not get to experience the pleasures of life with possessions, family, friends etc.
Jesus the man, was a special creation for a set time. He was not born to fulfill the normal course of life as with normal mankind.

JOHN 12:27
Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this CAUSE came I unto this hour.

Jesus body was created to be sacrificed. Anything that is sacrificed is not kept, but totally consumed in its present state. Thus the lamb of God designation. The man, was consumed in his entirety, with it's human nature, and substance of flesh that was subject to death.
This dead flesh body, laid in a tomb for 3 days, during which time the Spirit of God that had inhabited the flesh, descended into paradise.
The invisible Spirit of God took on the Melchisedec Word Body form to accomplish this.

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That's the reason Jesus went to hell when he died and preached to the souls that were in prison. Turned back into that theophany... Oh, marvelous. Thank God.

When this purpose was completed, the Theophany body swept up to the tomb and picked up the physical body , changing the elements to its Theophany form.
In this CHANGED state, Jesus could appear and disappear. He could pass through walls and travel from place to place instantly.

This is the type of body the Elect will have. A body like unto HIS Glorious body. This is that WORD BODY that is being formed inside each individual of the Bride, by receiving the Spirit Quickened Message of the Hour.

In this changed body Jesus ministered for 40 days to up to 500 people. Then He ascended on High and went back to Spirit, the Holy Spirit. He, GOD ALONE then returned on the day of Pentecost to walk among the Seven Candlesticks through the 7 Church Ages.

The body that Jesus Christ died in is no longer a seperate entity from God, but in fact went back to BEING GOD.
Dispensationally it is Son of God. It will remain so, untill ALL that the atoning BLOOD OF GOD was shed to redeem, is accomplished.

 

Questions can be directed to: Bro. Garold MacGraw

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