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Scripture reading: Genesis 3:14-19

In Genesis 3:19, God, speaking to Adam, said, “In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for DUST THOU ART, and unto DUST shalt thou return.” In Genesis 3:14, God placed a curse on the serpent. “And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and DUST shalt thou eat all the days of thy life.” God is saying that the serpent is going to use man to get his life and his energy.

This thought is confirmed in Isaiah 14:12-14, “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!” We should change this word “Lucifer” to the proper Hebrew word “Heylel.” There was no such word “Lucifer” when this passage was written by Isaiah. “Lucifer” is a Latin word and it means “shining, bright one.” Why translators used Latin, I do not know. We are comfortable with the name in Hebrew, therefore the word is “Heylel.” “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Heylel, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.”

This egotistic boast was made by Satan himself who thought that even though God had an Elect company, even though God had planned a people to destroy him, that he, Satan, was going to overthrow them and he was going “to sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north.” Psalm 48:1 and 2 tells us who this “mount of the congregation” is. “Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of His holiness. Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is MOUNT ZION, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.” What God calls “mount Zion” is what Satan said he was going to take and rule over.

Zion was the fortress in Jerusalem which David took from the Jebusites and built as his stronghold. It is where David and his mighty men lived. The word “Zion” is the seventh letter in the Hebrew language, whose value is SEVEN. God uses “Zion” to symbolically mean His strong ones, His mighty ones.

Satan looks at us and thinks that we are puny and wretched. He challenged God concerning Job. He scorned Job. He said that Job would curse God to His face, if He just touched his skin. He said, “Skin for skin” meaning that the guy is nothing but skin and bones and he could get him to curse God. God withdrew His presence from Job and allowed Satan to touch him. When Satan had tried the man for three years, had him down in sackcloth and ashes, sores all over his body, pain and suffering, without any word or promise from God, and the man did not curse God, SATAN LOST.

Satan lost against a natural man. Job was not filled with the Holy Ghost. He did not have the Blood of Jesus Christ. He only had FAITH IN GOD! He said, “And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God,” Job 19:26. Against such faith Satan has no power.

We now come back to that word in Colossians 1:13-18 which says that God alone has all the power. All principalities and all powers can only consist upon His allowing them to have food and energy and life. We see a problem here, but GOD HAS A SOLUTION. We are given animals as our food – the fish of the sea, the fowl of the air, the beasts – from whom we get our life in the natural. If Satan is allowed to eat our energy and take the energy from our world to run his kingdom, then we seem to be in bad shape. But one of the greatest things God has ever done for us is that He allowed us to be the food of Satan, because when we rise up and stop him from feasting on us, we will destroy him by the Blood of Jesus Christ and by the power of the Holy Ghost. He will not be able to survive without food.

(Excerpt from The Book of Revelation, Volume 1, pg. 194-195)

Thought for today: When we rise up and stop Satan from feasting on us, we will destroy him by the Blood of Jesus Christ and by the power of the Holy Ghost.

What is Babylon?

This message entitled “What is Babylon?“ was given by Brother Cecil duCille in March 1983.

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Scripture reading: 1 Corinthians 15:45-57

This seventh trumpet is going to sound for one thousand years. “When he shall BEGIN to sound” it will be the seventh millennium. And he will be sounding through the whole thousand years of the millennium. All those who are to be resurrected will be resurrected. All those who are to be saved will be saved.

Revelation 10:7, “But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.”

The angel said, “The mystery of God SHOULD BE FINISHED, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.” What did the prophets declare would happen during that seventh millennium?

The first thing that would happen is in 1 Corinthians 15:45-52. “And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam (Jesus Christ) was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural (remember, the order is the natural, the spiritual, then the fullness); and afterward that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump (that means at the seventh trumpet): for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.”

The trumpet” is the Word, the message. “For the trumpet (message) shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible.”

Verses 53-55, “For this corruptible (this wretched thing, this realm in which we are that is exposed to corruption) must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?” Do you know where the sting of death is? Verses 56 and 57, “The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

The sounding of the seventh trumpet is the sounding of resurrection. The saints will be resurrected when the seventh trumpet is sounded. This trumpet is going to be sounded in the millennium to bring in everlasting peace and to bring in Christ to reign and rule on earth. In our low estate, we have to be caught up out of this realm into a heavenly realm. Remember, “flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God.” Therefore something has to happen to us.

Let us read in 1 Thessalonians 4:16 what is to happen. “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first.” If Jesus Christ is coming down, then the glory and the heavenly realm will be coming to earth. He “shall descend from heaven with a shout.” It is a descending. Now when He descends, we will have to ascend spiritually. For if He descends physically and we ascend physically, then we would be going up while He is coming down.

Verse 17, “Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them (With whom? “With them,” the first batch that shall rise first) in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” This does not mean that we are going to be in the air forever with the Lord. This word “air” could not refer to the atmosphere, because the word, in the Greek, aera means the air from sea level to the mountain top. It does not go further than the mountain top. It means we will be caught up out of our carnality, out of our physicalness into spirituality.

As it says, “this corruptible (this thing that is susceptible to corruption) must put on incorruption” and so we will be like Jesus Christ. That means we will have to be changed to be like Him. We will be like Him. “We shall be changed” to be another being than the one we are here. Spirit, soul, and body? Yes, but spirit will overtake soul and soul will overtake body. Jesus, although a physical man roasting fish and eating fish by the seaside after His resurrection, came into a room and said to the brethren, “Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have,” Luke 24:39. If anybody thinks we are going to become spirits, let me correct you. We are not going to become spirits, we will be men but we will have a glorified body even like His glorious body.

When will this resurrection of the sons of God take place? Remember, Scripture explains Scripture! If someone explains something to you and there is no Scriptural basis, it is not Scriptural.

Matthew 24:30 and 31, “And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his Elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.” That is, from one end of the kingdom of God to the other. Verses 32 and 33, “Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.”

When is this going to happen? Matthew 24:29, “Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.” Remember, there are three different types of FALLEN STARS. These “stars” are not natural stars, but sons of God who will give their lives and will be resurrected. “The sun be darkened (the gospel of Jesus Christ stopped for a few moments, three and a half days), and the moon shall not give her light (the church will be darkened), and the stars (the sons of God) shall fall from heaven (give their lives).” Revelation 8:1 said, “There was silence in heaven.” If you understand the Word of God, you will be able to join verse to verse.

(Excerpt from The Book of Revelation, Volume 1, pg. 190-192)

Thought for today: Let us hear the sound of the seventh trumpet and walk in resurrection life.

Submitting to the Head

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Scripture reading: Ephesians 1:15-23

Let us look a little closer at the body of Christ. I am a part of the body and you are a part of the body. For example, you are an eye; then I ask you, “Brother Jim, what have you seen?” Because you are an “eye.” The other one is a “hand,” and I say to him, “Help me to heal my wound. Massage my wound; minister to my wound.” Amen! “You are a hand! Help me here.” Then I am yet another ministry. Maybe some of you are just a “nose.” But the nose was made to “smell.” The great thing about God’s business and what God is saying to us is that a nose cannot “see,” it can only “smell.” A smell is not something that you can see. So if I am in the room and I discern, I call out to my wife, Mavis, “Something is burning!” How do I know? My nose tells me that something is burning in the kitchen. Don’t you hear me? This is the body of Christ! You are different parts of the body of Christ made in order to function, but you will not function if you do not submit to the Head. Amen.

Some noses have a cold, and they cannot smell. In order to smell, you must be healed of the cold. So sometimes the hand has to take some smelling salts (or whatever heals colds) to give it to you to heal the cold, so that your nose might smell. So then, for God’s sake, for Christ’s sake, let the body function, IN YOU! Amen! Praise God!

The thing is now coming together. But, guess what? We have to rise up into the cloud. The more you submit your mind to Jesus, the more you will go up into the cloud and begin to see the will of God for your life. Don’t you understand? Let us rise up by thinking on the Word of God! “By the Word of the Lord, we are made overcomers.”

I wish that I could tell you all that is in my heart. There is a quickening, and the quickening lifts the frequency of your mind, and your mind lifts the frequency of your soul (your feelings, your desires, your will). The more you think on the things of the Lord, the more the frequency lifts, and all of a sudden you find yourself in a heavenly place where you are seeing things of heaven. Paul said that he saw (in the heavenlies) things that could not be uttered (2 Corinthians 12:4). Don’t you understand?

Let me close with this: When it comes to your healing, you need to learn how to submit to the Spirit of God so that He might flow through you. For I cannot see the Spirit of God flowing through a sick body without healing that body. The moment you submit it to God, He is going to heal the body of the sickness. Praise God! Thank you, Jesus.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, December 2003, pg. 20)

Thought for today: Submit to the Head in your daily operations, let Him flow through you in all you do and the body will function in you.

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Scripture reading: Ephesians 1:9-10

Do you understand what the verses in Ephesians 1:9-10 are saying? It is speaking of every person who is in the body of Christ (every person who is under the head, which is Christ). I am not talking about what people call “the body of Christ.” I am talking about what Christ called “the body of Christ.” Christ calls you “the body of Christ” when you obey the head of Christ. If you are under the Head (Jesus Christ), then you are in the body of Christ. Then, I have no problem with you. For if you say that you have to go to Timbuktu, then I say, “Let me help you! I do not care. It is the Head that said it, so let’s go!” Amen! THOSE WHO ARE IN CHRIST ARE ONE!

Brethren, listen! If you are in Christ, you are going to do what Christ said and not what you hear from all those demon spirits that are talking to the church. Do you hear me? There are tons of demon spirits just crowded around the church people, talking to them and telling them lies! We must be delivered from that! DO NOT LISTEN TO DEMONS!

I say this one thing again and again and again. In every tape you can hear me say, “If you have never heard the devil, you have never heard God!” Do you hear me? If you never heard the devil, how will you know that it is God talking to you when He talks to you? You have heard me often tell the story of the time when the devil came to me early one morning in my prayer time and how he began to talk to me; and how I did not know that it was the devil and accepted it as the voice of God. Then when God rebuked him and came to me, I said, “God, why did You do this to me? Why did You let this happen?” Do you know what God said? He said, “Why did you sit down for a half an hour talking to the devil and did not know that it was the devil?” Can you tell me why? It was because there was something of the devil in me. Yes! For when the voice of God speaks to you, it is the voice of God within you. It is Christ speaking to Christ!

When Adam failed, there was nothing for God to relate to anymore; nothing for God to walk in the evenings with him and talk with him. There was nothing in him for God to relate to. Adam had fallen into a different realm. When the devil speaks to you, you feel disturbed. The reason that there is a disturbance in you is because the Holy Spirit is in you. So if the devil is talking to someone who has the Holy Spirit, the individual must feel pretty bad. There must be some trembling, some distress, some trouble within! Then you know it is the devil. Hallelujah!

We see in Ephesians 1:10 that the Word says that “in the dispensation of the fullness of times” (in this time, in the seventh millennium) God is gathering together everything that is in Christ. But, there is something else mentioned at the end of this verse. Let me read it:

That in the dispensation of the fullness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him.

Those who are in Christ in “heaven,” and those who are in Christ on “earth,” will come together in one. The cloud of witnesses will be a part of us when we become a part of the cloud. We are no longer “crowd.” We are joined into the “cloud” (Hebrews 12:1). We are part of the “cloud” and the “cloud” will be part of us! Like the water in the bottle and the bottle in the water. I expect to see Peter, Paul, James and John in our congregation, in our midst, giving us a word. But then they say, “Oh! Cecil is a spiritist because he is dealing with the dead!” But my God is not a God of the dead. He is a God of the living! And when He sends living spirits to me, I feel one with them.

God is saying that at this time, He is bringing a body into a realm that is HIGHER than the church order realm. Now, if you remain in the realm where you are, if you continue to think “church,” you are in trouble. Somebody thinks “church,” and when they do, they think “elders,” and they think “Brother Cecil,” or “Brother Campbell,” or “Brother Burt.” CHURCH! You begin to put us into the realm and thinking that this is “church.” And you have it as something engraved in your mind. BREAK IT! STOP THINKING “CHURCH!” Do not think “church” anymore! Think the “body of Christ.”

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, December 2003, pg. 18-19)

Thought for today: Can you tell the difference between the voice of God and the voice of the devil? If you can’t, ask God to set you up and teach you so that His voice in your heart would become clear and unshakable.

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Scripture reading: Revelation 18:1-4

Let us look at the dispensation that brings us out of Babylon. Let us read about it. Turn to Ephesians 1:9, “Having made known unto us (God) the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself (Christ Jesus).”

What is the will of God for you and for each person? It is that we become exactly like Jesus Christ Himself. Romans 8:29 says, “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.”

Now, you do not have to worry about how the caterpillar is going to become a butterfly. The caterpillar doesn’t worry. He just keeps eating. You do not have to worry about how you are going to become like Jesus, because God said that it is His will. It is God’s will that you be like Jesus Christ!

Let us go back to Ephesians 1, “Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: That in the dispensation of the fullness of times…

The dispensation of the “fullness of times” is the seventh millennium. We are now in the seventh millennium. It is in this millennium that the “fullness” of Christ must come forth! Amen!

I was just encouraging a sister a while ago. I said, “Do not go off to college and go into some long four, five, six, or seven year program at this time, because it will not have any use to you in the kingdom. Your college degree will not have any use in the kingdom. It will be child’s play, and as far as the kingdom goes, it will be petty knowledge; and some of it will be spurious and wrong knowledge.” Amen! Now, I am not going against education. But at this particular time, there is no time. Young people, there is no time! If you need to find something so that you can earn a living for the time being, then go get something that is quick. I said to the sister, “Go get an eighteen month course, or other short course that can help you to know something and earn some money and do something at this time. But don’t you go into any long program, because, for instance, after a person takes seven years to go into medicine to become a doctor, it is going to take you another twenty years before you justify your seven years of labor. You do not have the time!” We don’t have that time! We are through! Time has come to an end. We are through, brethren, it is the end!

Many do not believe. Yes! But God said that those who do not believe will be in the darkness and will suffer the penalties of Babylon. The penalties and the suffering that Babylon is going through, you are going to go through, too. Amen!

And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues” (Revelation 18:4).

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, December 2003, pg. 16-18)

Thought for today: Let us not fall amongst those who do not believe and who will suffer the penalties of Babylon. Let us be believing people who are preparing themselves for the coming of the Lord.

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Scripture reading: Matthew 24:15-22

When ye therefore shall see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)…

When a Jew reads this passage, he understands more of what it is saying than we do. He knows that whenever you take the book in their synagogue, everybody knows that you are going to read and everybody submits his or her mind to you. The Bible says that this thing or person will be standing in the Holy Place church, proclaiming itself as “God” (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4). Have you seen it? The “antichrist,” that is written of in Daniel 11 (“the abomination that maketh desolate”) is standing in the church now and giving orders!

So Jesus said here, “When you see him get up and stand in the Holy Place, FLEE!” “Run! Leave! Leave it! Leave the Holy Place now, because the holy place has become Babylon.” Let me explain it to you. If you turn your Bible around to Revelation and look at Chapter 18, you will see what I am talking about. What I am preaching to you is the exact word that I am getting from the Lord.

Revelation 18:2, “And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.” Is God talking about birds? He is talking about the spirits that occupy the church and the people. It brings it into confusion! It causes “Babylon.” Amen! The spirits of devils working in the midst of the church!

I have been working in this church area for many, many years. I have seen all the demons and the devils that work within the churches and govern the people. The pastor must have a certain amount of psychology. BABYLON must have a psychologist as a minister! When you go to Bible school, one of the chief subjects that you must learn is psychology. You learn how to manage the crowd. You learn how to manage the sister that is “giving trouble.” We always had it as a joke. We would say, “Kick her upstairs!” Do you know what that means? There was a sister who belonged to a church. She came and began to fellowship with us. She was so blessed that she had to take it back to her pastor to show him all the goodies and the books and all like that we were giving. Immediately, she was promoted to choir leader (musical director) in her church. She was so pressed for time that she had no more time to come to our meetings. She just got “absorbed” back into the system. This is what we mean by, “Kick her upstairs!” If a minister is giving trouble, then you would transfer him. “Give him a bigger church!” “Send him off to Bird Mountain!” (A nondescript place.) There is all this psychology being used in the churches.

But then, we also have psychology amongst us. We are using psychology on one another. One bishop used to say, “It is wisdom!” When he would trick you or do you something bad, he would say that it was the wisdom of God. So can you understand then what is happening, and why we have to watch our own temple? Because we too are tempted to go the way of the “abomination of desolation” that is in the middle of the church.

But then, why would God allow the Holy Place to be destroyed? It is because we have come to a new dispensation, and He wants us to move on! Now is the time for you to get into the Holy of Holies! NO MORE FOOLING AROUND! But, guess what? To get into the Holy of Holies, you have to die. Amen. You have to die. I am not talking about physical death, because if you die physically, you won’t earn any more stars or crowns. It is down in your soul that the battle is being fought. We are the church that is fighting, and when we get the devil out of us, we are the ones who will be the overcomers. And the heavens will declare the joy of God that we have overcome.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, December 2003, pg. 15-16)

Thought for today: Remember, it is down in your soul that the battle is being fought. So fight for your life and get the devil out so that you will be the overcomer.