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96 And the people are trying to find this missing link. I’ll tell you, by revelation, if you want to receive it. That missing person, between animal and man, is the serpent, before he had his legs taken from him. The Bible said, “He was the most subtle of all the beasts,” not reptile, “of all the field.” He was the one who beguiled the woman, in his beauty, and she conceived. And now, by doing that, and seeing sin was coming, God put such a curse upon him till science will never find any relationship between this serpent, as known today, and mankind. But there is your fallen, degraded being, between, that hooked them animal life together. There you are.
97 “God has hid it from the wise and prudent, but will reveal it to babes such as will learn.” See?
98 There is your fallen person, the serpent. He was brought from way…the most subtle, the greatest, the most beautiful, the more-like human being. And then because of this evil that he did with Eve, He brought him down to a reptile, “To go on his belly, all the days of his life, and dust should be his meat.” There is where science can come to there, and their tree is knocked down.
99 Notice, now, as soon as the woman seen that she…the…Now, she was deceived. She didn’t bring sin. She was deceived. She thought it was right. But, “Adam was not deceived,” said the Bible. He knowed it was wrong, and she had him to do the same thing that the beast had done.
100 And she brought forth her first son, which, all the traits of the devil was in that boy. He was a murderer. He was jealous. How could it come from that pure stream of God? It had to come from the evil. And as soon as he did this, then he, the devil, used his tool.
101 She brought forth her second son, which was after Adam, and in there was Abel. And, right quick, the devil tried to destroy that righteous seed. And he turned around and slew Abel, to begin with; which is a type of Judas and Jesus. Slew him at the altar; where, Jesus, Judas slew—slew Jesus, betrayed Him for thirty pieces of silver and sold Him. All right.
102 But, notice. When he did that, then God, a type of Christ, both death and resurrection, He raised up Seth to take his place. See? And the devil took after Seth.
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Rev. William Marrion Branham