The original sin in the Garden of Eden was a betrayal of Eve's love for Adam, and Adam's condolences of her
betrayal. This caused them to fall from their original Godly image. As in the beginning, one cannot sin
without mistreating someone (oneself included). Stealing, gossiping, lying, adultery, emotional, and
spiritual evils, is tearing down what man was originally design to be. Yet, when sin is overcome by the
power of God, there is a rebuilding of that original human relationship which leads us back into fellowship
with God. With-out the right relationship with humanity we can never find the right relationship with God,
vice versa. We have responsibilities to our fellow-man far beyond what many can imagine.
Responsibility Leads To Accountability
If you can see with your eyes you have a responsibility to help the blind. With every physical blessing
come physical responsibilities. Monetary blessing brings monetary responsibilities. Talents which bring
attention to one person, requires that same person to raise a higher standard for those watching. There
is no blessing without responsibility. Wherever there is a God given blessing there is a God given responsibility.
Wherever there is responsibility there will be accountability. WARNING THEN JUDGMENT (07-24-63)Every
man that come on the face of the earth has to answer to God for a responsibility. And to many of us, a stewardship,
we have to answer for. We... This responsibility is a stewardship that's been committed to us by God; I don't
care what it is. As I said a few moments ago, "a housewife," then be a genuine housewife. That's right. If it's
to be a farmer, be a genuine farmer.
God is looking for someone to Blame
When God looks down at this age's spiritual condition, He turns to blame someone for all the sin. He looks
first to Brother Branham. Brother Branham tells God, "I done what you told me to do and I told them to stay with
their pastor" (in Brother Branham's, "Beyond the Curtain of Time" experience he confirms this statement at least
10 times). God then turns to the pastor (5-Fold Ministry). The pastor declares, "I done what Brother Branham
said a minister should do and I preached to the congregation the things that Brother Branham said." God then
turns to the men of the congregation, and they say, "I done what my pastor told me to do and I instructed
my wife to do the same." God then turns to the wife and she says, "I done what my husband said to do and I
told the kids to do the same." When this chain brakes, God looks to blame the person, 1.) who failed
to give the orders (vocally, influences, or just examples), 2.) or the person who fail to executed these
orders. Those that keeps their LINK in this chain strong is resurrection or rapture ready. God then turns
and puts the blame upon Satan.
(Same above paragraph wrote backwards)
When a child that is living at home falls into disgrace that sin is charged to their mother (or guardian). She
must try (now or later) to prove to God she is innocent by what she said and done. When the wife falls into
dishonor, the sin is charged to her husband. The husband will have to prove to God he is innocent by what he
has said and done (if the woman is not married the guilt will fall on the head of the household or her pastor). When
the husband falls into shame the sin will pass to the pastor. The pastor must prove to God that he is not guilt
due to what he has said and done. When the pastor backslides the sin is passed to the messenger of the age. Then
the messenger has to explain to God he is not guilt by what he has said and done. God then blames Satan. Only after
each individual proves before God that they are not to blame, can the sin then be charged to the one that done the
sinning. Physical sin is "the prove" of our unbelief in God's Word that tells us how we are to treat the images of God.
If these things are true then the next paragraph has to be factual.
Many years ago, I when on a home visitation we see if I could encourage a African family (living in USA) to come
to my church. The wife (husband presence and agreeing with her) explained to me that she wore immodest clothing
but that she truly believed the message. She told me that her husband wanted her to wear immodest clothes and
she was only doing what Brother Branham said to do which is "obey your husband." My first thinking was "what
a lie", just an excuse to act like the world. My next thought was, if she really had the Holy Ghost she would
not be dressing that way or making these vocal statements. But knowing the Africans and the morals they have and
seeing her sincerity I knew she was pouring out her heart to me. Since then, I have come to realize this is
correct with the message. I do not know her heart, so I cannot be certain, but she could be innocent of her sins,
she could be in the rapture.
THE MESSIAH (01-17-61)
People's going to be surprised when they find out who is the believers and who is not.
We are going to be surprise upon who makes the rapture and those given eternal life at the White Throne Judgment.
Many are going to be surprise to see who's going to hell.
Messenger of the Age
(The following is a general outline of man's responsibilities, we have many other sorts of duties not mentioned.)
Brother Branham like Saint Paul declared: 2 TIMOTHY 4:7 "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my
course, I have kept the faith ." When Brother Branham comes in the resurrection (at rapture time) we will also
go toward heaven with him, if we have accepted our personal accountabilities like he did (he declared 100s of times
that he will answer to God). It is not because Brother Branham was perfect that we will be counted as his sheep.
But it is because he accepted his responsibilities.
Pastor (5-Fold Ministry)
Pastor's will answer to God for those that feed under their ministry (sit in their church). We are the first church
age group (after 2000 years) that believes
that pastors are not to personalized their sermons or call out sin. Many pastor's claim it's not wisdom to get
involved with families and their problems. Certainly, it's not worldly wisdom, but it is the Wisdom of God (see footnote).
After 28 years pastoring a church, I know,
every time I have become a part of any individual's personal or family troubles, God has eventually grants a glorious
victory. If a pastor truly love the sheep he would do all he could to influence folks right regardless of any blame,
that is almost certain to be later forthcoming from someone, somewhere. By establishing the right leadership relationship
with the people, he thereby become innocent before God. When a minister states that he cannot get involved with
members of his church and their troubles he is almost always looking out for his personal gain (money or fame). 2
Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to
us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
footnote: The group of quotes entitled "Word to the Church" taken from "Christ the Mystery Of God Revealed 07-28-63"
is not a Word to the Church it is a word to the congeration. Brother Branham is not directing his statements to the pastor at Branham
Tabernacle or any other pastor anywhere else. A pastor is obligated before God to take side in every church matter. He will be held
Hebrews 13:17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as
they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.
REVELATION CHAPTER FOUR (01-01-61)
And when God comes again, when Jesus comes again, you'll be surprised, that little wash woman back in the alley. You'll
be surprised, that guy that don't say nothing, keeping his secrets to himself and walking around before God, humble.
You'll be surprised.
Husband (head of household)
In today's world, most women have their own cars, friends, and money ...etc. Many ignore the husband's wishes, even some
message women publicly declare they are going to do what they desire regardless of what their husband's degrees.
That woman is a blasphemer of the Gospel of Jesus Christ TITUS 2:5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good,
obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. The problem is not with our sisters the
fault is with our so-call-men. Most of the time (99 percent of the time) the
husband is not a real Christian. He is not setting the right samples for her to follow. In my studies of 2000 years
of church history, I have never found any Christian that maintained a lasting relationship with an unbelieving wife,
or a wife that shows him disrespect. In a couple cases, men of God choose rather to live completely apart from their
wives than accept God's judgment for her sins. John Wesley was one who left his wife (When John Wesley left for a
ministry tour in Ireland in 1758, Molly his wife reported that her husband's parting words to her were: "I hope I
shall see your wicked face no more"). All Christian men should know they will stand before God a sinner if their
wife is not trying to live right before God, which would include submissive to their husbands. The guilt
will rest upon the husband, in so much, that she could be innocent.
PAINTED FACE JEZEBEL (10-05-56)
That's right. And the way he let you live, it's his fault. God's going to hold him responsible for it.
That's right. If you ain't man enough to take up and put your own house in order, God be merciful to you.
That's right. 'Cause the Bible said in the very beginning, that, "He shall rule over thee." Now, she's not
a door mat now; she's your sweetheart. See? But you should set down and talk to her, and reason it with her,
and tell her, and read the Bible, and pray together.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON HEBREWS (10-06-57)
You're not a slave now, but you're a helpmate. And Adam... The man has the rule over his wife, and he's
responsible solely for his wife. God makes the man answer for his wife. Now, read and see if God says that
now. Notice in this one quote (there are hundreds more like it) Brother Branham said the husband is
solely responsible. That means, no one else, not even her, he alone carries her sins.
Any woman that healthy enough to birth children, but does not want any children in her life is demoniac (men too).
Women have a church, the kitchen, and they have a pulpit, the kitchen table, and they have a congregation,
their children. Her humble ministry has more power than all the rest. They say, the hands that rock the cradle rocks
the world. In my studies of church history, I have never read of any minister that did not have a godly mother.
Mother's ministry will pass from generation to another generation while great ministers words are forgotten. On the
grave headstone of my great, great, grandmother is engraved these words: Jane Glass Tidwell 1804-1877. She was a
member of the Baptist Church for 30 years and died in the Faith as a Christian (end engraving). A good mother that
lived out her responsibility has a guarantee of a reward in glory. A mother that does not is surely hell-bound
regardless of her claims of Christ.
MOTHERS_DAY (05-10-59 m) May she realize that the offsprings from her union with her husband has been
sacred little gems that God has placed under her care. Then God will hold her responsible for the rearing of
In closing, we are our brother keeper. We all are like sheep thats easy lead astray. We
will be held accountable for others (and our image of God). Every past church age accepted this duty and
acted according except the Laodicea age. Laodicea means: "people rights", other words, I have the right
do what I want and wish with my life, despite God's requirements. Matthew's account of the White Throne
Judgment (only Biblical insight into how judgment is rendered), shows that God's rewards are base total
upon how we treat people. Also, Jesus quotes this scripture three times:
But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone
were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Offend means in the Greek,
to cause a person to distrust and desert one whom he ought to trust and obey, ...etc.
We are the only Christian generation in history that finds these views strange. What a surprise the rapture will
bring. What a shock on the Day of Judgment. You can never be a grain of a CHRISTIAN till you accept your
responsibilities. This is That Capstone of Love Divine.
Eagle Christian Church ' P.O. Box 1510 LaVergne, TN 37086 USA
Pastor James Tidwell