"God made us in our colours, and He made us the way He wanted us, and we're all His children. Absolutely. And they oughtn't to fuss and carry on like that . . . get out there and break up his generation or his colour, and mix it in with the white . . . " William Branham (C.O.D. 307:603)
All are precious in His sight, Jesus died for ALL the children of Adam's fallen race. Contrary to what some religions teach, colour of skin does not define race. The three races descended from Adam, Shem, Ham and Japheth each encompass fair to dark of every hue.
Except for Canaan's descendants and those born of intermarriage with them, we are all—red and yellow, black and white—of Adam's race. Sadly, those who have no inheritance in this earth, who established and control the UN, and would rule the world, are hell-bent on the genocide of Adam's race by repeating the original sin—miscegenation between Eve and the Devil-incarnate Serpent (Matthew 24:37-38). Under cover of the politically correct lie called multiculturalism, they enforce the hybridizing of Adam's race with the descendants of Cain who are Serpent's seed, so any offspring are not on the Book of Life and not redeemable.
These "citizens of the world", who certainly have no claims upon Heaven, accomplish their goals through International law which by clever strategy of their bankers has supremacy over national laws. And through their International nation without borders, the UN, they have imposed various "human rights" which disallow states to discriminate on the basis of race or religion. Their UN has subsequently fomented scores of wars and revolutions in the name of "peace", sending waves of refugees rolling across continents, imposing dysgenics upon Christendom. If we did not know this was foretold by Jesus Christ, we might call it "coincidence".
The three races that sprang from Noah possess attributes that are diverse yet complimentary one to another. God set Cain at enmity with them all, and the enmity is still there. Canaan, who was born of incest between Ham and his father's wife continued Cain's line on this side of the Flood. Mrs. Noah was Serpent's seed and was not the mother his three sons.
Shem's nature was Spiritual, degenerating to religious. The three major religions come from Shem—the Law, Christianity and Islam. Ham was practical, but because of his folly, he was given the role of a servant in relation to his brothers, and his descendants become the technicians of humanity. The Egyptians, Babylonians, Mayans, and Aztecs, were all Hamitic people.
The descendants of Canaan were cursed as "a servant of servants," "the lowest of the low" or "excrement". And although they rule the world through their guile, man's wisdom is foolishness to God, and without the Word it will not endure. Ham's first-born inherited the mark of Cain, excelling in science, technology and trading. Anthropologists have traced all original discoveries to his race (Genesis 4:15-22). In this way he went before and has served his brethren. Japheth later developed the philosophy of science and has applied the technological principles discovered by the Hamitic peoples, particularly Canaan.
Brother Branham said, "Scripture does not play with words. Whatever is in the Record is there for the anointed eyes to see. It is there for a purpose. . . The Tree of Knowledge produced clever men; men of renown. But their ways are the ways of death. God's people are simple but spiritual minded, leaning toward God and nature, calmly tilling the soil, caring for truth rather than wealth. The seed of the serpent has brought tremendous commerce, wonderful inventions, but with it all comes death. Their gunpowder and atomic bombs kill in war; and in peace time their mechanical inventions, such as the car, kill even more in a time of peace than do the inventions of war destroy in times of trouble. Death and destruction are the fruits of her labours."
"But they are religious. They believe in God. They are like their father, the devil, and their ancestor, Cain. Both of them believed in God. They go to church. They mingle with the righteous as do tares mingle with the wheat. In so doing they corrupt and produce a Nicolaitane religion. They spread their poison in every effort to destroy the seed of God even as Cain killed Abel. There is no fear of God before their eyes (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, 105:2; 107:2-3).
Examine any of their achievements: from the Babylonian fractional reserve banking system employed in their commerce today to the "Manhattan Project" which developed the atomic bomb, and from the religion of Babylonian to its present reincarnation in Talmudic Judaism and Christianised Trinitarianism, and we find Serpent's seed.
Without the contribution of Japheth, Ham's discoveries stagnated as soon as the immediate practical problems of survival had been sufficiently solved. This kind of stagnation can be illustrated by the history of some of the great nations of antiquity, like Egypt. Likewise, without Ham's contribution Japheth's philosophy led nowhere—as in Greece. And without the Law and the prophets who came through Shem, none of us would have those shadows and types which foreshadow and identify our salvation, enabling us to recognize the good things to come (John 4:22; Hebrews 10:1).
Japheth is "intellectual", so much so that having solved his equation he can lose interest and not realize its commercial or practical implementation. The world's great philosophers, the Greeks and Hindus, are Japhetic. I Corinthians 1:22, "Judeans require a sign, portent or wonder, and the Gentiles seek after wisdom—intelligence, or philosophy." Japheth became the Indo-Europeans who dwell in the tents of Shem, receiving primacy in Spiritual matters after Israel rejected Messiah. With the exception of Paul, the other six angels or messengers to the Church Ages were Japhetic. Japheth's Spiritual enlargement was accompanied by a geographical enlargement throughout the Western hemisphere.
The contributions of each of the three tribes of Adam's race, the practical, intellectual and spiritual, suddenly appear in a new light when it is realized which particular group of people made the most fundamental contribution in each area. And by dividing Adam's race into three families, plus Canaan, Genesis 10 gives us a clear insight into the framework of history, although its structure does not agree with the views of the unenlightened who define the interrelationships of the world's peoples and races by colour of skin. It can be seen how the three families compliment the whole race, and how they could prosper and live in harmony were it not for Cain whom God accursed and set at enmity against each of us.
God made him a wanderer and the lowest of servants but in cunning he built cities and devised means for enslaving Adam's race. He might not have us in shackles and fetters, but he has us enslaved financially so that we must pay 60% tax on our income, a percentage on purchases, excise on fuel, land rates, water rates and licenses for the privilege of working our trade or profession, in order that our governments can meet the interest payments on their usurious loans. He has so enslaved us that were a nation to rebel and establish an ideal honest form of government, under his International law we could not repudiate our debts to his Bankers. Of course, spiritually, he has 99.999% of the world enslaved to his false religions and bearing the mark of the beast.
Genesis 10:21 in our King James Bible incorrectly nominates Japheth as Noah's eldest son: "Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber, the brother of Japheth the elder, even to him were children born." However the correct order of the words is "Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber, the elder brother of Japheth, even to him were children born".
Likewise, Genesis 9:24 in our King James Bible indicates Ham was Noah's second son, "And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him." The correct translation is "And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his youngest son had done unto him".
We shall conclude our subject in the New Testament. Brother Branham taught that those men who offered gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh, "happened to be lineage of Ham, Shem and Japheth, the three sons of Noah. And they came and offered gifts to the Son of God because He said in Matthew 24, "When the gospel has been preached to all the kindreds, tongues, and nations, then the end shall be." And those men who came in commemoration of His birth would return to their lands and tell their children the message of the Gospel. . ." (Only One True Living Church, #51-0727).
Students of the Message will recall how God told Brother Branham to take the Message to Africa (Ham) and then to India (Japheth). But he was influenced by the Brothers who were organizing the meetings, so he went first to India, then to Africa. Brother Branham said, "God almost took my life for this disobedience".
Interestingly, we find this order reflected in the Synoptic Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, which are addressed to Shem, Ham, and Japheth, in that order:
Matthew is aimed at the Semitic people as indicated by the fact that there are about sixty references to the Hebrew prophecies and about forty quotations from the Old Testament. Mark is the Gospel of Jesus, the tireless Servant of God and man Whose Life is crowded with benevolent deeds in the practical nature of the Hamitic mind. The keyword, "straightway," indicating immediate action, repeated throughout the Book reflects the practical nature of its intended readership, Ham. It contains few references to Old Testament prophecy but ample explanation of Hebrew words and customs. Luke is clearly aimed at the Greek, or Japhetic mind. This is inferred from the fact that the writer is at pains to explain Hebrew customs, and sometimes substitutes Greek names for Hebrew. Luke has clearly written for the Gentiles so in his Gospel the genealogy quite properly goes back to Adam.
Shem, Ham and Japheth are each represented at Calvary. Moral responsibility fell upon Israel (Shem). John 11:49-53 records "a council of the priests and Pharisees met to justify a plot to put Jesus to death. Caiaphas said, "It is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not." Caiaphas did not conceive this of himself, but being high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation. And not for that nation only, but that also He should gather all the children of God scattered throughout the world." That is, the elect of Japheth (Genesis 9:27) and Ham. Later Caiaphas said, "His blood be upon us and upon our children" (Matthew 27:25). And it will be unto the consummation. Simon of Cyrene, an African (Ham) from Libya, served Jesus by bearing His cross. Interestingly, Cyrene means "supremacy of the Bridle". Simon means "hearkening." Jesus ends the Message to each Church Age with the admonition "He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches." Simon was one son of Ham who hearkened to the Voice of the Lord. He was the father of Alexander and Rufus. If, as seems likely, he is the same Rufus Paul calls "chosen in the Lord," Mrs. Simon was also in the faith (Romans 16:13). And it was doubtless through the testimony of this family that Christian converts from Cyrene were among those who first contributed actively to the formation of the first Gentile church at Antioch (Acts 11:20). Prior to the rise of Islam, the Gospel had been received in Egypt and throughout northern Africa. Finally, executive responsibility for the crucifixion rested with the Roman federal authorities (Japheth) who gave the official order for the death of our Lord.
Jesus had given to Peter the keys of the Kingdom (the revelation or faith for that hour), to baptize God's elect into the Kingdom (Matthew 17:19). His ministry first opened the Kingdom to Shem, then to Ham, and to Japheth, in this order:
On the day of Pentecost, Peter turned the faith keys, and 3,000 "men of Israel" (Shem) were born-again (Acts 2:22-41). Then Acts 8:5-17 explains how Philip had evangelized a group of Samaritans (who are a mixture of Jew and Gentile, primarily Hamitic), but they could not be born-again until Peter turned the key to unlock the Kingdom to Ham's people. Thereafter the Life could pass through the Body as we see in verses 26-38 where Philip ministers to the Ethiopian eunuch who is straight way born-again. Later, in Acts 10, God shows Peter by vision that the Promise is indeed to "those who are afar off", and leads him to the house of Cornelius, a centurion of Rome. There people of three Japhetic nationalities are all gloriously baptized in the Spirit.
There are three divisions of Adam's race, each responsible for meeting one of the peculiar needs of man: spiritual, practical and intellectual. And each individual in Adam's race has the capacity to worship; to create; and to reason and be restored by grace through faith to the image of the invisible God. These attributes distinguish us from the animals. If the order of Scripture obtains for the individual as well as for the race, the order within us, and therefore our priorities in life, should be first the spiritual, then the practical, and lastly, the intellectual.
God made each individual in Adam's race a distinct individual human being, and he separated the races, endowing each with special traits. We serve a God of variety. That notion of the Illuminist traitor, Thomas Jefferson, that "All men are created equal" is a lie. No two men are equal, we are individuals interdependent upon the whole, even as Paul describes the Body of Christ in I Corinthians 12. Even when we are glorified, we will not be equal. So when we learn about Marxist "thought reform" that is being imposed upon unconverted, inexperienced university freshmen, they need our prayers. Rabbi Stephen S. Wise said, "Some call it Marxism—I call it Judaism" (The American Bulletin, May 15, 1935). They need someone like you to show them there is a better way than either Marxism or Judaism, and that is the love of God in Christ. (nl112.htm) bb000307.htm