(THE BEAST IN THE BEGINNING)
Radio Broadcast #24
I will like to speak on the beast in the beginning and the beast in the end time. Many people read their Bibles of the beast in the beginning, the serpent, and conclude that the serpent in the beginning was a reptile. I am here to point out to you this morning some very important facts to prove to you that the serpent in the beginning was not a snake. It was a beast.
" Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?… … And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked: and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons." (Gen. 3:1-7).
Eve never ate an apple, and she never ate an apricot, but it was adultery in the Garden of Eden that was committed between the serpent and Eve, and we went through that thoroughly, (Radio Broadcast and tracts #21-23). If Eve ate an apple, how is it that it made them wise to understand that they were naked? Yes! Therefore it was something else, it was sexual indulgence that caused them to understand how they were made, and the purpose for which she was created, to bring forth life into the world by a secondary measure, through sexual indulgence.
I will consider certain things this morning of the beast in the beginning; what kind of a creature that he was? And I fully declare here this morning, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the serpent in the Garden of Eden was not a crawling reptile, he was not a snake, but he was a beast. And the Bible plainly states here, when God cursed the serpent. He said "upon thy belly shall thou go, and dust shall thou lick all the days of thy life." Right there and then you can see Mr. Theologian and Mr. Bible graduate, PhD and LLd, that is right in your Bible, you can understand that the serpent, he was an upright figure, because he was a Beast. Therefore the Beast in the garden called the serpent was not a crawling reptile. I challenge the world upon that fact, when he got the curse it put him on his belly, and turned him into a snake, and turned him into a reptile.
But examining the serpent for ourselves, the Bible said that the serpent was more subtle than any of the other beast that was in the Garden of Eden. Yes! The serpent was a beast. Get the idea of a snake out of your head, and a crawling reptile. I am talking about a beast, and he had feet, but the curse removed his hands and removed his feet, and changed his bone structure, and he went crawling on his belly. And I want to bring out a very starting thing here; the only thing that the serpent never lost was his subtility. And even our Lord Jesus Christ confirmed that when he said, "Be ye wise as a serpent and harmless as a dove." He did not lose his intelligence. He was shrewd. Yes! Look at this fellow here, the serpent. By looking at the serpent you could understand that what took place in the Garden of Eden was not the eating of an apple, but it was adultery that was committed between Eve and the serpent.
Not even the tree that was in the Garden of Eden was a natural tree my friends. It had knowledge. If you eat of the fruit of that tree it will make you wise. If you eat of the tree you will die? Yes! Which fruit tree of an apple or an apricot could cause somebody to die? No my friend. Which tree that you could eat from that would give you Knowledge? And what kind of knowledge? The knowledge of that tree caused Adam and Eve to realize that they were naked; therefore it was a special kind of tree. It was a tree to give knowledge of sex. Knowledge of adultery. It was a tree to give knowledge that people were naked, and they did not have on clothes. Behave yourself; it was not an apple tree. Behave yourself; it was not an apricot tree! Behave yourself; it was not a mango tree! It was a different kind of tree, and it was a spiritual tree, and that tree was the devil himself, a spirit that came and demon possessed the serpent, the beast in the Garden of Eden, because the beast had the body to commit the act. Yes! He had the physical structure, yes, to commit the act with Eve. Therefore Satan went into the serpent and then committed that act with Eve.
Watch at this fellow here now, and watch the character of this fellow. Watch the built up of the serpent. Look at him. He had knowledge, and, he was so shrewd my friend that he even talked. Oh Yes! May be you never looked at that in the scripture. Which snake speaks? Which snake speaks today? Look at this fellow, he was an upright figure. He spoke. He had knowledge. Yes! He knew the Word of God. This was not a snake. Which serpent you ever hear preaching? Which serpent you ever heard of walking upright? I am telling you it was a beast that was in the Garden of Eden. Yes! He had knowledge. He spoke.
Yes! He had knowledge of God. He knew the Word of God; He was able to comprehend. He had more knowledge than Adam concerning those things. He had more knowledge than Eve. He had a voice box, he used to talk. He was a preacher, yes, one of the preachers in the Garden of Eden, even before Adam. His doctrine was to pervert the Word of God. Yes, which serpent you hear talking today? It was a beast, and the beast was the missing link between man and chimpanzee, yes, he was a tall fellow, six feet six. He was a handsome fellow. Oh Yes! He was a curly haired preacher, yes, but his intention was to commit adultery like so many preachers behind the pulpit today that call themselves men of God, that call themselves Bible trained Ministers. All that they want to do is to take a next man's wife. They want to pollute the young ladies in the church of God. You are an adulterer! Yes! And God is going to curse you like he cursed the serpent in the Garden of Eden
When the serpent committed adultery with Eve in the Garden of Eden, God pronounced a curse upon him. And when you will stand behind the pulpit as a preacher and claim to be a man of God and commit adultery, and live in fornication, and be a Judas, just calling for people's money, the curses of God are upon you. That is why you hate the message of the hour. That is why you tell the people that William Branham is a false Prophet, because you cannot commit adultery under this message. You cannot live in sin under this message. This message is a holiness message, and the message of William Branham exposed all moneymaking schemers. Yes! Exposed all adulterers and all fornicators. But William Branham was sent into the world today, anointed by the Spirit of Elijah in order to reveal the mysteries of God and bring condemnation upon all such preachers.
Yes, the serpent in the Garden of Eden was an adulterous preacher. Yes! His intention was bad, and he was a perverter of the Word of God. Notice these adulterers behind the pulpit; they are preverters of the Word of God. They pervert the Word of God. They change the Word of God. They bend the Word of God to suit their church and suit their doctrine. Yes! And anything that perverts the Word of God is of the devil. He is a preverter of the Word.
And anything that pervert a true holiness message that come from God, and allow women to do what they want, and allow men to do what they want, and go after money, and go after adultery and fornication, is of the devil. That is how you know these false anointed ones today. That is how you know these false prophets today. That is how you know these moneymaking schemers today. That is how you know that they are connected with Cain's seed, even because they preach "Jesus, Jesus," Yes, and they speak in tongues, and try to do many signs and wonders, but cannot live the Word of God. They are like their father the devil, and they are all children of Cain.
The Serpent in the Garden of Eden was the missing link. He was all like a man. He had hands and he had feet, and he was a handsome fellow, yes, that is why Eve went with him. And he had the knowledge of sex, the knowledge that was in that tree. He was the missing link between man and chimpanzee. He had a place for a soul but had no soul, as all animals do not have souls; and that is why science cannot find today the missing link between man and chimpanzee, even because it was the beast in the Garden of Eden.
Forget that nonsense about a snake in the Garden of Eden. No, it was not a snake, it was a beast in the Garden of Eden; he was an upright figure, and he went to bed with Eve in the Garden of Eden and he produced a son like himself. If you want to know how the serpent looked like, you've got to look at what he produced. He produced a son called Cain that was nearer and closer to the human race. Science knows that there is a missing link between man and Chimpanzee, and they have searched for thousands of years to find the missing link in order to prove their evolution, yes, but evolution is of the devil; we believe in creation as Christians, yes, and they cannot find that missing link and they will never find it, even because when the missing link committed that act with Eve, for God to ensure that that does not happen again between the beast and the woman, where the seed could co-mingle, he cursed the serpent and changed his bone structure and put him down as a crawling reptile.
"Evolution is of the devil! Yes, shame on you Christians that would allow your children to go into these schools and learn that this world came into existence by a great big bang. "I say nonsense!" There is a God that created the world, yes, designed the flowers, designed the fruits, the taste of it; designed the fishes, designed the mountains. Yes my friends. And if the big great bang brought things into existence, who caused the bang? You would be surprised to know that big educated people fall for those things, send their children to learn those things. I say it's of the devil, and Christians don't believe in evolution, they believe in a creator. There is one true and living God and he was made a man in the form of Jesus Christ.
Yes, so the beast, he caused the fall in Genesis. He was the missing link between man and Chimpanzee. Yes. He was a preacher. Yes. He had a voice box; he used to talk. Yes, he was a smart man. Yes, he quoted the Word of God. He was an intellectual, and he was so close to the human race, that even science knows that if they could find the missing link between man and Chimpanzee then they are able to tell how man came about, but it is not by Evolution, it is by creation my friends, and the bone structure of that beast was changed and he went upon his belly. They will never find it. The beast caused all the problem in the beginning, and it is prophesied in the end time that there is going to arise a beast that will cause all the problem. Yes, the beast in the beginning was like a human being, yes, he was a mischievous fellow; he was a rebel against God, and the beast in the end time now would not be a computer, it will be a living person, it will be a man in all respect, but he will be a direct offspring from the Garden of Eden. The beast in the beginning is the beast in the end time, which will give out the mark of the beast.
In revelation Chapter 13, it is recorded that the number of the beast is the number of a man, not the number of a computer; it is the number of a man, and the beast in the beginning caused the fall. The beast in the beginning caused the entire problem down in Genesis, and it is prophesied that in the end time that a beast is going to arise that will bring all nations under a one-world government and a one-world church. This is a mystery that was revealed by William Branham, called mystery Babylon, the mother of Harlots, and abominations of the earth. The beast will head that system, and out of that beast shall come forth the mark of the beast and the mark of the beast, is 666. The mark of the beast is Romanism, to believe the doctrine of Romanism and to do the works of Romanism in the end time. To belong to the world council of churches is the mark of the beast. To belong to Rome is the mark of the beast. The beast will soon make his appearance. He is right now in the world with the mark of the beast. Yes, my friends, that's the truth.
The beast in the beginning was an intelligent fellow, he was shrewd, he was smart, he was a preacher, but he was a perverter of the word of God. And the beast in the end time is a perverter of the Word of God. He is smart; he is shrewd, and he would run the affairs of the world. The Bible says, "he shall cause craft to prosper in the end time." So the beast in the beginning is the beast in the end time, ready to take up his position, ready to take up his office, but there is going to be a disappearance of righteous people in a rapture, a translation from the face of the earth to escape his destructive power.
Notice back in the beginning, before God cursed the beast and put him down upon his belly, that beast had already left a seed in Eve's womb, and that beast's son was Cain, yes; Cain was the son of the serpent. Cain was the son of the beast. And being the son of the beast, when he committed murder, jealousy and hatred, God marked Cain with the mark of the beast; and that is where the mark of the beast is coming from, the beast himself in the end time brings forth the mark of the beast to everybody that will be disobedient to the warning today of the prophet of God Malachi 4:5-6, who was William Branham. He came into the world to warn the people about the beast and his mark. He was sent to warn all organizations, and all Christians, all brothers and sisters from all organizations.
And when you preachers, when you theologians, when the big names rejected William Branham they went into darkness, and they are now headed to the world council of churches, they are headed right now back to Rome, and from Rome comes forth the mark of the beast, because the beast is going to control commerce; and in Revelation 13 it is written that, none could buy or sell until they take the mark of the beast. The beast in the beginning is the beast in the end time. The beast in the end time will be a direct offspring of Cain, a perverter of the Word who leads the whole world into Hell and destruction.
Look at the character of this fellow Cain, before he got the mark of the beast. He was also a perverter of the Word of God. He was gigantic. He was full of unbelief. He was full of jealousy. He was full of hatred. He was full of murder. He was a religious man but rebellious against God. He could not hear the Prophet of the hour. He could not hear the message of the hour; and everybody that accept this one world religion and one world church and the doctrine of the trinity, Romanism, is going to take the mark of the beast in the end time. Yes, my friends, everything that is rebellious against the message of the hour and the Bible, and the revealed truths of the hour that God revealed today, have their lineage traced back to Cain in the beginning.
Thank you for listening and thank you for your wonderful responses to this subject on the original sin. We have made this subject available through literatures and tapes to our friends, brothers and sisters of all churches and organizations, and to our precious brethren who contend for the message of Malachi 4:5-6. May the Lord bless your hearts greatly as you think on these things. May the Lord help you and give you grace and understanding. Repent and be baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ for the remission of your sins young man, young woman, old man, old lady, if you have not done so yet. God has sent forth a prophet and He is about ready to burn the earth. Escape for your lives even as the angels pulled Lot and his family out of Sodom and Gomorrah before God rained fire and brimstones and burned their cities with all the people (Luke: 17:28: - 30).