And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, Which shall stand for an ensign of the people: To it shall the Gentiles seek: And his rest shall be glorious.
Song of Solomon 6:9
My dove, my undefiled is but one; she is the only one of her mother, she is the choice one of her that bare her. The daughters saw her, and blessed her; yea, the queens and the concubines, and they praised her.
ISAIAH 54:4-6óFear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame: for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more.For thy Maker is thine husband; the Lord of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel: The God of the whole earth shall he be called.For the Lord hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy God.
Christ said to the Disciples, to the Early Church, Fear Not, neither be thou ashamed.Donít be ashamed of who you are; be proud that God chose and kept us!Hey, Iím still The Church of God of Prophecy of the Bible!Fear not is what the Prophet said the day that Christ was crucified.They thought it was the end.For thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth; youíre going to forget the early days; thatís what the Prophet said.
Thou shalt not remember the reproach of thy Widowhood.The Church was a Widow.Christ was in the grave: He was dead!They killed the King of Glory!He came to die for His Wife and He did!Donít be afraid; neither be ashamed.Youíre going to forget your shame.You wonít remember the reproach of your widowhood anymore!Even the Disciples were afraid and scared.They stayed out of the way as much as possible.
That was the Rising Early Church.But they were reminded, Ďthy Maker is thine husband; the Lord of hosts is his nameí.ĎThe God of the whole earth shall he be called.íHe is God of the whole earth!He is still called that today!We still call Him the King of Glory, the Holy One!We still call Him the Prince of Peace!We know Him!The wife knows more about her husband than anybody else!
For the Lord hath called Her, as a Wife, as a Woman, He called Her.The ole Emperor brought it to an end.He put out the Light of the Early Church with his manmade constitution and now you have another one!How many Souls are not destroyed by their constitution?ĎFor the Lord hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy God.íGod refused Her.He refused the Early Church, and She died without ever-----She had no breast!She couldnít feed children!She had to stop for the Lord refused Her.But then in the Last Days He gave Her Breasts like Towers!The Early Church ceased!
The Spirit of The Church of God rose in Fields of the Wood in 1903.Do you wonder why everybody wants the Fields of the Wood?Because they think if they have it they can prove theyíre the church.The imposters cannot prove it!God put His Mark there when Lightning struck that big ole Pine Tree, stepped over the Flag and struck that tree on down.God made it known to the world.Thereís no use going around saying, Ďthey said this or they said that,í donít you have an eyeball?Canít you see what God did and only God could do?
SONG OF SOLOMON 3:1-3óBy night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not.I will rise now, and go about the city in the streets, and in the broad ways I will seek him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not.The watchmen that go about the city found me: to whom I said, Saw ye him whom my soul loveth?
Tomlinson was asleep in the very Fields of the Wood in W. Bryantís house on Bryantís bed.I sought him, but I found him not.You couldnít find him down in the valley.You couldnít find him over there in Murphyís schoolhouse.He wasnít everywhere he was in one place.I have to get out of this bed.I will rise now.I will go about the streets, and the broadways.Iím going to find it!There seems to be a burning in the breast of A. J. Tomlinson to find The Church of God!Everybody else could have gone to bed, went to sleep and forgotten about it but he didnít!On my bed I sought him, I tried to find him, where is it?He was sleeping right in the middle of it and didnít know it!Right up the hill a little ways on top of the Mountain.Where the Holy Ghost was waiting!
I sought him begging God let me see the Light; let me find the Church!I know thereís a Church of God; the Apostles said it was The Church of God!I know itís here but where?Well now if you get out of the bed and walk up the Mountain itís up there!Itís not way over yonder; youíre in the middle of it!You can be in the middle of The Church of God of Prophecy and never see it!You can set there and sleep through the Sermons and your mind never see the Light!
The Watchmen that go about the city found me.What city?The City of the people of God!There wasnít a big city out there; it was in the Woods!But the City was the Church that was going to be; it was the City of God!The Watchmen that went about the City, the Prophets, found me; Ďto whom I said, Saw ye him whom my soul loveth?íThey didnít tell me where it was.They couldnít show me the spot.I couldnít understand them.I had to leave them.They didnít have it, they werenít the King of Glory, and they werenít the Holy Ghost!
SONG OF SOLOMON 3:4óIt was but a little while that I passed from them, but I found him whom my soul loveth: I held him, and would not let him go, until I had brought him into my motherís house, and into the chamber of her that conceived me.
I caught Him and I held Him and thatís something a lot of people arenít doing today!One time they caught Him, they found Him but they let Him go and into something else they went!It was but a little bit that I passed from them, that I found Him whom my soul loveth, I caught Him, and I held Him.I wanted to keep it.I buried it deep down into my heart; my Soul was at state.Do you care anything about the Soul?I brought him into my motherís house!I carried him home with me.I talked to my wife, my mother, my father, my sister, my brother, I talked to everybody about Him!I wanted people to see, wanted them to have!I brought Him into my motherís house and into the bedchamber of her that conceived me.If you never carry Him home with you, your family can die without ever knowing Him!Song of Solomon said it this away:
SONG OF SOLOMON 2:10óMy beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.
Thatís right; all the people that tried to stop it, tried to kill it, tried to beat it up and burn it down!My Beloved spake to me and said arise my love, my fair one, and come away for the Lord is talking here.For the Lord said:
SONG OF SOLOMON 2:11-12óFor, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land.
ĎFor, lo, the winter is past,í itís time to rise now, itís time to put on Righteousness, and itís time to preach Holiness!ĎThe winter is past,í itís not going to happen in December, January, February, or March, it wonít happen.The winter is past and Ďthe rain is over and gone,í thatís April.April showers always bring May flowers.It isnít going to happen in April. The Church isnít going to rise in April.This is what my Beloved spake to me and said; ĎRise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.íThatís what He said, its time to rise up, the Light has come, and the Glory of the Lord has risen.
He still loved the Early Church; itís still one Church!It was the Early Church and then it ceased and now itís back!This is the same old Pulpit that ole Peter, Paul, James, and John preached in!Itís the same old Doctrine and the Preparation of the Lord!It isnít going to happen in April.What year was your church made?What year did they organize it?When did you find that one?The Monks never found it.A lot of these other birds have never found it and never will!
SONG OF SOLOMON 2:13óThe fig tree putteth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell.Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.
The rain is over and gone.The flowers appear and the fig tree shoot forth and the grapes give a good smell and the voice of the turtle and now its Springtime.April showers bring May flowers.Heís up and walking about and the singing of the birds; this is May.Arise in June, arise, my Love, and come away in June.The Church rose in June, it was time to rise!Now the Church is up.Arise, my Love, my fair one, and come away.
SONG OF SOLOMON 2:14óO my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.
The morning that A. J. Tomlinson got up to climb that Mountain there were no stairs but there are now!They werenít there yet!They were hidden!Right at the very top of the hill where he climbed that Mountain is where the Ark of the Lord meet him.The spot is marked straight up the stairs that were hidden but now are not!Let me see thy Countenance, let me see your Countenance, let me hear your voice.Let me see what you look like!You need to study the old Church of God of Prophecy Doctrine that has been here since 1903!Let you see the Countenance!Let you hear His Voice!For sweet is thy Voice and thy Countenance is comely and then Iím going to give you a sad story here.
SONG OF SOLOMON 2:15óTake us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.
What are the foxes?You have to watch out for the little foxes, the little do-nothings!There are foxes in The Church of God of Prophecy; there are foxes!You better make sure they donít snare you!ĎTake us the foxes, the little foxes that spoil our vines.íThe Vines are the Doctrine!
Itís all right you donít have to be a member, you donít have to take the Covenant but those foxes wonít stop until they tear down the Doctrine.They wonít stop until they have destroyed the Vines, which is the Doctrine.The little foxes that destroyed the Vines for our Vines have tender Grapes.What are the Grapes?The Commandments!Every one in this Bible is important!They have to be lived and they have to be fulfilled.You have to live up to them or be lost!They are very tender, this Word of God but the foxes donít mind tearing down this Doctrine!They donít mind, foxes are killers, theyíre not little puppy dogs, theyíre killers!They feed on what they kill.
The Word of God proves He is God and this is His House!If you look at the Scripture, every man of the House of Israel pitch by his own Standard.What does that mean?It means you take the Flag home with you.What you live there and what you do there is your Standard.Where you go and wherever people see you, at the movies or wherever, youíre displaying your Standard.
God wanted Israel to win.Every time they took that old Flag, as people called it, every time they carried it they won.Every time you carry it you win.That old Flag as they call it, has Power in it and the demons know it.For every man shall pitch by his own Standard.You put it where you want to; itís your Flag.You fly it and your Standard is being seen every day.And with the Ensign of your Fatherís House, Godís House, you represent Him.You represent The Church of God of Prophecy!The Apostles called it The Church of God, thatís your Father House!How you treat every day life tells everybody how you represent your Fatherís House!
ISAIAH 2:2-3óAnd it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lordís house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
And people, many people, not just a few people but many people shall come and say, come ye, and let us go to the Mountain of the Lordís House!And He, Heís going to do something for us!Let us go into the Mountain of the Lordís House: this is where we come up with the In-Flow!The Church of God of Prophecy is headed for the In-Flow!We want to see the Out-Flow but we want to be part of the In-Flow.It isnít all denominations weíre going into, but people will come out of them into The Church of God of Prophecy!Weíre not going into them.This is no inflow theyíre having now!
This is the out-Flow of the Church.When the In-Flow of the Church begins they will come out of all denominations and out of all geographic Nations into The Church of God of Prophecy!They will flow into the Church!And many, not a few but many people shall say, Come; let us go into the Mountain of the Lord, to the House of the God of Jacob; and He will; I want you to notice this, He will teach us of His ways.Theyíre not adulteress, theyíre not fornicators, theyíre not liars, theyíre not deceivers and theyíre not lost, theyíre found people!
He will teach us His ways and we shall walk in His path.For out of Zion, this is Zion, out of the House of God, The Church of God of Prophecy Ďshall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.íItís good to know the Lord still has His eye on His Wife, or His Bride and is soon coming to sweep Her away Praising God!She will leave this world and take Her flight to be with the Lord for the Marriage Supper of the Lamb!
JEREMIAH 50:4-6óIn those days, and in that time, saith the Lord, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together, going and weeping: they shall go, and seek the Lord their God.They shall ask the way to Zion with their faces thitherward, saying, Come, and let us join ourselves to the Lord in a perpetual covenant that shall not be forgotten.My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their restingplace.
God has not forgotten Israel or Judah: He has not!The children of Israel shall come, they too are going to flow into the Church.They and the children of Judah weeping, needing Godís help, theyíre going to need his hand like you did one time you needed Gods help.You were so glad when God put His hand on you to bring you into His Sanctuary!People need to see these Scriptures in the Bible.God is surely going to bring the Great In-Flow into The Church of God of Prophecy!
Before you see a Rapture you will see Israel come and Judah will come weeping and crying.They will come and they will say come, we have to go to the Mountain of the Lord, weíre going up there, weíre going to Worship the Lord and seek the Lord their God!They shall ask the way to Zion, they donít know the way.A lot of people donít know the way.They have to ask, they have to search out.They have to see this Doctrine!How many people today are preaching it?One time people everywhere preached it!Now there seems to be slackness.People are not getting fed the things God wants them to eat and to see!Iím so glad God has brought us where He has and made us see and understand the things we see and understand!
They shall come with their faces thitherward, meaning straight faced: not looking to the left nor to the right but looking straight ahead for the great day of the coming of the Prince of Peace!Theyíre determined!Do you have a determination to be The Church of God of the Bible?You must have if youíre intending to go!These people are intending to go!
This is not after the Rapture: these people are coming before the Rapture.They will come asking with their faces thitherward, and say come, let us, let us do something, letís do something different.What weíve been doing doesnít work, what weíve been doing isnít making it.We need Godís help.You have never seen any real, real Salvation until you begin to see the need of the Lordís help!
As long as you have plenty of money, as long as you have a big job and as long as you think you have great health: your not asking, your not looking.ĎSeek the Lord their God.íYou need to seek Him before you come to a place where: you can ward off the Lord so long that after a while He will withdraw His Spirit.
These people are coming because they need Him, they want Him and they want to have the hand of the Lord to remember how God in the days of old delivered them!I remember how He delivered you and me and brought us together.We didnít just happen to be here!We were gathered up from everywhere and brought together!That is the way God builds The Church of God of Prophecy!No matter what you were raised to be, the Light and the Truth you will see!
And let us join ourselves unto the Lord in a Perpetual, a continual Covenant!You have to Marry the Lord!You have to Marry the Lord!You come up and you take a Covenant; not a right hand of fellowship that comes later!Right now you come and you take the Covenant!ĎWill you sincerely promise in the present of God and these witnesses,í this is the Covenant A. J. Tomlinson and others took way back yonder on June 13, 1903, this is the Covenant!Will you, will you do this; this is the Covenant as a young man marry a virgin so shall thy sons married thee, Isaiah 62:5.The same Covenant used to marry a couple; you marry people into the Body of Christ, into the House of God!And they will say, Ďcome, let us join;í youíre not born in it, Ďourselves unto the Lord in a Perpetual,í a continual ĎCovenant that shall not be forgotten!í
You can join the Church.Later on you may leave it and they will disfellowship you but God wonít forget you married Him.' Neither will you no matter how old you get, no matter how rich you become or how deep in sin you may go you will always remember, Ďwas that the Church I joined?Is that the Church I joined one time?Itís a perpetual, a continual Covenant, it doesnít play out just because you played out!It goes on and the Lord remembers!Let me tell you something, God doesnít forget this perpetual Covenant and neither will you!You will always remember you joined that old Flag Church.You will always remember you made a Perpetual Covenant with the Lord, not the people! You joined in with the people but you married Jesus Christ!This is the Lordís doing and it is marvelous in our sight.
My people, this is quite a thought when you stop to consider how many people are being turned away on the Mountain.Theyíre going back down into the denominational believes.There are people, people being turned out of the Church, turned away from the Church, or being led into something else off the Mountain of God!My people have been lost Sheep, you think the Lord is pleased with this?He is not!This is the Lordís doing!Their shepherds have turned them away on the Mountains.They donít care if you go astray, no, they led you out into something else!They tried to get you to believe what they wanted you to believe and told you things that are not in line with God or the House of the Lord!
Their shepherds have turned them away on the Mountains!They have gone from Mountain to hill.Thatís going down the hill, thatís going over into the denominational, the other birds?Theyíre the hills!They turned them away on the Mountain.These people had a Vision at one time.They turned them away; out of the Church into denominational or hill.They have gone from Mountain to hill; they have forgotten their Resting place!
HABAKKUK 2:1-3óI will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved.And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
I Ďwill watch to see what he will say unto me.íYou will have to answer Him one day!Ole Habakkuk said; ĎI will stand upon my watch,í now itís my Watch!I want to see what He will say unto me!To you as an individual and what I will answer, youíre going to have to answer Him!Youíre going to answer Him and youíre going to have to have the right answer if you make it to Glory!
And the Lord answered me, as He always will, as He always does!And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the Vision! Write the Vision!In The Church of God of Prophecy Doctrine is the Vision!You have to see the Vision through the eyes of the Holy Ghost, this wonderful Vision!You wonít find it in any other bird; you have to come Home to the House of the Lord!The Vision of the Church is plain before you.Take these Scriptures one by one, search them out, see what they are and understand them.If you donít have a Vision ask God for it and He will surely bring you the results you need.
He answered me and said; write the Vision and make it plain!Do you know what plain is?There is no guessing!And make it plain that he may run.Youíre going to run in it or run away from it!But you are going to run somewhere!Youíre going to make it plain!People donít like plain talk.Plain preaching will bring you in or run you out!
Write the Vision, donít tip toe around but make it plain that he may understand it, that he may see what it is, and that he may make it his, his Vision!Write the Vision, and make it plain upon Tables!What Tables?The Vision is made plain.It is the Fields of the Wood!When you go there you will see are all kinds of things but will need to bypass the untruths to find the Real Truth in this Word of God.
Make it plain upon Tables that he may run that readeth it!For the Vision, you have to have a Church of God of Prophecy Vision or youíre blind stumbling around in darkness!Many people have hung around the Church many years and never had a Vision!You wonder about such people because they want their own way!In the End Times, and this is the End Times for the Vision is yet for an appointed time and now is the appointed time!In the End it shall speak!Itís going to speak plain though; itíll make your face turn red as you learned this morning.
These old Men of God stood behind the Doctrine they preached and laid out this old Landmark.Now people are trying to tear it down, tear it out, rip it to shears and forget it.You will never forget this Vision of the Beautiful Church of God of Prophecy!In the End it shall Speak!In the End they shall see it Right!ĎIn the Endí donít wait until you come down to your dying Day to see what you couldíve had as many have.In the End Time it shall speak, it shall not lie, it will not tarry, it will not go on waiting, waiting, Ďbut at the end,í and youíre living in it, it will not tarry, wait for it! Wait for it, it will surely come.If you search for the Vision and you ask God He will supply.You will see the Word of God is full of this Ole Landmark and there is no other church on earth that has it!
HABAKKUK 2:4óBehold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.
Behold his soul, not everybodyís soul is lifted upright, not everybody comes into the Church for the same reason.Others come for the Real Truth and the Work, they want to Work!Others come for their own pernicious ways.You can tell whoís got a Vision, Ďbut the Just shall live by his faith.íBecause the Door of the Church, not just everybody can come in: adulteress, fornicators, liars, thieves, drunkards, and whoremongers.
Let me tell you what the Word of God is!I hear so much these days Ďdonít judge!íDonít judge this and donít judge him and God loves everybody.Listen, the Scripture has already judged you!Now donít tell me not to judge because I am Commanded by God to preach this Word and if the Word judges you, youíre already judged!Somebody got their wires crossed!Somebody has too much guilt therefore they donít want anybody to criticize them.
The Scripture is the Judge!The Word of God is your Judge!When the Scriptures say you are a fornicator, adulteress, liar, deceiver, and stealer, hey, itís the Scripture; not me.God does the judging, I just do the preaching.He is the finale Judge.Remember Hell is forever!Hell doesnít burn down and it doesnít burn out, it will last forever; it has no end!The people there are there forever!Thatís all they have regardless of the suffering.They are there forever!