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.
JEREMIAH 12:5-10—If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? And if in the land of peace, wherein thou trustedst, they wearied thee, then how wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan? For even thy brethren, and the house of thy father, even they have dealt treacherously with thee; yea, they have called a multitude after thee: believe them not, though they speak fair words unto thee. I have forsaken mine house, I have left mine heritage; I have given the dearly beloved of my soul into the hand of her enemies. Mine heritage is unto me as a speckled bird; come ye, assemble all the beasts of the field, come to devour. Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.
‘If thou hast run with the footmen,’ you think you can run with anybody, you can run with everybody? You can have a high old time. If you run with the footmen they’re not going anywhere. They get tired and quite! If you run with the footmen and if they have wearied feet how would you contend with horses? When the pace gets much faster and this old Doctrine brings you closer and closer and cleaner and cleaner and you can’t run with the footmen how are you going to contend with horses?
In the land of peace: for a long time now The Church of God of Prophecy was pretty well settled. We had the beautiful Doctrine, we had the Holy Ghost slaying in our congregations, in our Tabernacles. We had Shouting and Dancing and we had Glorifying. The Holy Ghost came down and spoke and spoke and told many wonderful things and this Blue Smoke hung over the Congregation. That’s right. I wonder what happened?
In the land of peace; when we had so much of peace in the Church. People knew they had to live up to the Doctrine, the Landmark or they turned you out if you brought a reproach against the Body of Christ! In the land of peace when the Church was peaceful, when we didn’t have the enemy trying to disturb the House of God. In the Land of Peace where thou had trustedst, if they had wearied you, you didn’t like it, you couldn’t understand it, you couldn’t get alone, and yet if they wearied you what would you do when the swelling of Jordan, when things got deeper and darker and thicker? And you had no God to call upon, you had no Salvation and nothing to prove to the Lord!
For the lord had this accusation. Do you think this might be the right day and time? For the Lord said; even thy brethren, your brethren in the House of the Lord, even they and people in the Church right now are dealing very treacherously with you! They’re trying to change you over to another Doctrine. There is no other Doctrine! There is none! There are people in the Church trying to lead you out of the Body, out of the Truth, out of the land of Peace and into another! Paul said; there is no other! There is no other Doctrine for the Church, this is the only one!
Even thy brethren: people you loved and believed in. All of a sudden they begin to change the Doctrine. They begin to tell you that old stuff won’t do. They begin to rip the guts out of the ole Doctrine, Teachings and Landmarks! If you have any old literature of The Church of God you’d better hold it! Don’t dump it in the trash; it’s not over! Don’t throw it out because you can’t regain it! If you have it you’d better keep it and live by it!
Even thy brethren in the House of thy Father The Church of God have dealt very treacherously in The Church of God! They have drawn; they wanted men to follow them. They want to convince you that we don’t need that old stuff. I have never needed the new one. You don’t think people in Church are dealing treacherously now? Stop following treacherously people; see them for what they are! Stay with this old Vision! You had a Vision keep it! You have a Vision hold on to it! You have these old Landmarks you’d better make sure nobody tampers with them!
They have called a big multitude, not a little multitude these people are calling a big multitude after themselves in all kinds of winds of doctrines or whatever they can get you out of The Church of God with! Hey, all churches are one, that’s the inflow. The Church of God is where the people are going to flow into! Don’t leave The Church of God of Prophecy for anybody! You have a Vision, you have a Standard, you have a rule of Faith, you’ve been taught for many, many years hold on to the Word! When the Word comes and you feel you’re failing straighten up! Walk in the Law, walk in the Word, walk in the Spirit. Don’t let anybody lead you out of the Church. There is no other to go into!
Believe them not though they speak fair words unto thee. Believe them not! How much plainer does God need to make it for you? Believe them not! No, I don’t believe in adultery. I don’t believe lying and stealing is right. I don’t believe in the things people are trying to lead you out of the Truth into deceptions! She has been here for over one hundred years. She has been beaten, battered, kicked and stomped but She’s still going! She’s still moving and God is still on Her side!
Believe them not, I don’t care who they are, what office or position they hold, don’t believe them! Stay with this old Doctrine! Stay with this old Vision! For the Lord said of Israel: He didn’t follow Israel He wanted Israel to follow Him. For my Heritage is unto me like a lion in the Forrest they loved to tear me up and they did. They nailed Him to a wooden tree. Those were real nails. That was a real crown or thorns. Those thirty-nine stripes really happened. Those people gave Him thirty-nine real stripes. Up there on the cross the Lord was naked and it was real cold. The sun had mercy on the Master and would not shine. The sun hung Him sackcloth and it refused to reveal the nakedness of the Lord.
Mine Heritage is unto me as a lion in the Forrest; it crieth out against me therefore have I hated it. So He turned to another Heritage! Mine Heritage is unto me as a Speckled Bird. Do you think the Lord has run out of enemies? Not so! Neither has The Church of God run out of enemies! The birds round about Her are against Her! If they are against Her they are against Him! You can’t be against Her and not be against Him! She’s married to Him!
Israel crucified Him and He suffered the pain of it. They won’t crucify the Body of Christ, the Bride of the Lord! They will not crucify The Church of God! Mine Heritage is unto me as a Speckled Bird, the birds round about Her are envious and jealous! They can’t compete with Her! They can’t preach Her Doctrine! They can’t walk Her walk! They can’t talk Her talk! They can’t go where She goes! They can’t do what She does!
You have to walk the walk, you have to talk the talk, you have to live the life, and you have to have this Vision! He said many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden down my portion: ‘my what? Now how did they do that?’ By misrepresenting to simply minded people who believed them. They destroyed them.
As I said about simply minded people they live in simplicity and they’re easily led. Both the Devil and people know it. Those that have the True Word of God will stand upon their Watch. They will sit upon the Tower and they will watch to see what He will say unto them. They know they have to answer Him! You have to answer Him!
SONG OF SOLOMON 4:12,15—A garden inclosed is my sister, my spouse; a spring shut up, a fountain sealed. A fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, and streams from Lebanon.
The Church is shut up; you have to come in through the Door! You have a Door! You have to come in through the Door! Without that Covenant you don’t get in! As a young man marries a virgin so shall thy sons marry thee and as a bridegroom rejoices over a bride so shall thy God rejoice over thee. God will rejoice over you if you come in Right! But if you come in wrong you don’t stay. It won’t be long before your works are brought to Light. You’re not able to stay.
A garden inclosed is my sister, my spouse, a well shut, a fountain shut up, a Praise and Glory sealed up! A cry of Righteousness goes up and God smells the sweet smelling savor. A well of Righteousness deep down in your Soul and that Water bubbles up in you: that Water of Life. You can drink of the Holy Fountain. Drink Jesus said; drink and eat abundantly friends. That well is still sealed up in the Church. That Fountain is still giving off Living Water. The Lord is shut up with Her! He’s in Her! He’s in the House of God!
SONG OF SOLOMON 8:5—Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved? I raised thee up under the apple tree: there thy mother brought thee forth: there she brought thee forth that bare thee.
Who is this? You don’t know? Who is this, where did he get that from? Who is this coming out of the Wilderness leaning upon Her Beloved? I don’t know! You don’t have a Vision? I brought thee up under the Apple Tree! You have to start with the Apple Tree; you have to start with the Cross-and the Blood!
There He gave you Life! There you were Born! When that spear opened up the Blood and the Water He gave you Life! I brought thee up under the Apple Tree. He mothered you! There She brought thee forth that bare thee! Love is as strong as death; jealousy is as cruel as the grave. These people showed they’re jealous and it burns with a flame! Whether you believe it or not, these people have a jealousy and it burns! They can’t be the Bride but they don’t want you to be.
SONG OF SOLOMON 8:8—We have a little sister, and she hath no breasts: what shall we do for our sister in the day when she shall be spoken for.
We have a little Sister and She has no breasts. She can’t get married, She has no breasts, She can’t bare any Children what good is she? ‘Now if, if that’s the real Bible Church how come this or how come that and how come they don’t do this or how come they don’t do that.’ They don’t have to please everyone just the Lord! I heard folks say that guy got what he deserved. Did you get yours? When you lived just as bad you didn’t see yours, but you saw his. He got what he deserved! That guy could have said the same thing about you.
We have a little Sister; this is the same little Sister out of Isaiah 54:6, now She’s back! She still doesn’t have any breasts, what shall we do for our little Sister if She is a Wall? That’s the same Wall Jesus was standing on with the Plumb Line! If She is the Wall, if She is the Church then we’ll build upon Her.
SONG OF SOLOMON 8:9-10—If she be a wall, we will build upon her a palace of silver: and if she be a door, we will inclose her with boards of cedar. I am a wall, and my breasts like towers; then was I in his eyes as one that found favour.
If She’s a Door, if this is the real Door, if Jesus is still the Door we’ll enclose Her with cedar wood. We’ll fancy Her up. Her voice they heard say, I am! I am a Wall, and my breasts are like towers! Wow! One moment She doesn’t have breasts and the next moment She has breasts like towers! Now She’s developed. Then was I in His eyes as one that found countess.
There are a lot of foxes wanting to tear down your Vines. But these Doctorial points have tender grapes. They’re here for you to eat the sweetness of the Word and the Spirit! They’re here for you to see the Vision and the Doctrine. Every one of them is important! Every one of them!
DEUTERONOMY 32:2-3—My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass. Because I will publish the name of the Lord: ascribe ye greatness unto our God.
‘My Doctrine,’ this is what they want to tear down, my Doctrine, my Doctrine; God said it’s my Doctrine! It didn’t belonged to Tomlinson, it doesn’t belong to me, and it doesn’t belong to you: its His! My Doctrine, as Jesus said my Heritage is unto me as a Speckled Bird now this is my Doctrine! This is what I feed Her with! My Doctrine shall drop as the rain; my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and like showers upon the grass.
Now publish it, publish it! ‘I will publish it,’ and He is! He’s not GOING to someday: He IS publishing it, click on to it! Publish it! Ascribe you greatly, click on to it, get life and see the greatness of our God for He is your Rock!
DEUTERONOMY 32:4—He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.
His Word is Perfect! Work! What is your Work? If you’re not working with the Word…He’s your Rock! He’s the Rock of your Salvation! This is His Doctrine! His Salvation! His offer! You don’t have to serve Him but one day you will wish you had! For all His Way is judgment. ‘What? You mean He’s judging? You’re going to judge us Lord? Nobody is suppose to judge.’ That’s why He’s the Word! He’s judging now! It’s His Word! He’s the Judge! It doesn’t make any difference what you think, if you come up short of the Word, you come up short on Eternal Life!
He’s the God of Truth, Just and Right! This is all God. All these things belong to God. This is the Doctrine or the Teachings of The Church of God of Prophecy, although many don’t preach that!
REVELATION 1:7—Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
‘Behold, He cometh with clouds,’ you’re going to stand before this Judge! I hear ‘Get them in and then get them save,’ hey once they get in they don’t care about getting save! They’re taking in Her enemies. All Her enemies will stand one day staring up wondering why they didn’t get to go. Behold, He cometh with clouds, and every eye, EVERY EYE! You hear people say the Lord is going to steal away His people. How can He when everyone is looking at Him!
He’s going to come with clouds and He’s not leaving it! You have to go up there! Every eye shall see Him, and they, which pierced Him, that was Israel. Israel is going to see Him too. Because of Him, there’s going to be a whole lot of crying, weeping, and wailing! All kindreds of the earth shall wail because of Him. If you’re not right there is no need to cry now. It’ll be too late. If you’re not right before He comes, there is no use to wail later because He’s coming. The Body of Christ, The Church of God is going to be ready!
REVELATION 19:7-8—Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
Let us be glad and rejoice, and give Honor, give Honor unto the Lamb, unto the King, and unto the Prince of Peace. Give Honor unto Him for the Marriage, the Marriage, you had to marry Her, for the Marriage of the Lamb; you had to take the Covenant! For the Marriage of the Lamb has come and His Wife, no “S”, no other bird, just His Heritage, The Church of God! His Wife hath made Herself ready!
It was granted to Her that She be arrayed in fine Linen, white and clean. The fine Linen is the Righteousness, walk Right, talk Right, and live Right! Don’t live every kind of a way and just do a little something on Sunday morning as many birds do. His Wife has made Herself ready, made Herself live Right, talk Right, preach Right. It was granted to Her that She be arrayed in fine Linen, white and clean for the fine Linen is, oh, She’s not naked! She’s wearing a snow-white garment! She’s not naked. She’s His Wife! The Righteousness of His people He will cover with Purity! She has made Herself ready! It was granted to Her that She be arrayed in Fine Linen, White and Clean, it is the RIGHTEOUSNESS of the SAINTS!