Praise the Lord. I
want to speak to you from Genesis. Let us begin in Chapter 12. We are thinking about the
life of Abraham, how God dealt with Abraham and how God deals with us. There is a peculiar
thing in God, that the way He dealt with the people of the Old Testament is the exact
pattern of how He will deal with us.
So we do not need to worry about what God will do or how He will
do it. If we just look at the Old Testament, the promises that God has given to Israel are
the promises that He is giving to you. Somebody said, "But that is Old
Testament." It is Old Testament, but it is God. God is never old! Amen. So what God
did through these people He is now doing through you.
Now, everything that you believe, you should believe it because it is in the Bible. You
must have proof as to why you believe so and so, and you must know your Bible and where to
prove it from the Bible. If you do not have proof, find out from those who have studied
the Bible, and let them show you where the proof is, that does not have solid biblical
foundation. To have solid foundation means that you must find it in your Bible at least
three times in most cases. Now, most of your Bible is implied. It is written so and so,
and so; but it is implied so, so...so. That means that God will imply more in the Bible
than what is actually written in words, because He said in John 21:25 that if all that
Jesus said and did was to be written in books, the world could not hold the books. Do you
understand? But then, for solid working truth you must have biblical foundation. Amen?
I am going to read something for you now that God said to Abraham, but it is something
that is being said to you. It applies in a way differently to you that it did to Abraham,
but it is the same work and it is the same meaning. We are going to look for what God
meant when He said these things to Abraham. This is what we call "exegesis."
Always look for the exegesis: God said so and so, but what did He mean?
Unless you have a pure heart, you will never come to truth. Truth is so elusive that it
only comes to those whose hearts are pure. In other words, I can convince myself that I am
right, but it does not mean that I am right. There are many things that we believe are
true that are not true. We believe that we are right and because we believe that we are
right we will go to lengths with it, but it will never bring forth life because the only
thing that brings for life is truth. I am just laying down some principles for you. There
are many things that are true, but they are not truth. Amen? Many things true, but not
Every one of us has skeletons in the closet. Yes! Some skeletons down there that we just
lock the door, seal it, and forget them. Now, if you should come and take the platform and
you begin to preach about the skeletons that I have in the closet from way down yonder
there, it would be true things that you are saying, but it would not be truth. Truth
glorifies Jesus! Amen? You may know something about somebody and you tell it to somebody
else, but when the person hears it, it disturbs him. It does not lift him up. It does not
take him near to Jesus, but it sinks him. If this is so, then it is not truth and the
bearer of evil tidings is working as an emissary of the devil.
There are some things that we know that we should not talk about. I will prove it to you.
Let us say that we know some secrets in our family... some dark deeds that were done in
our family. Do we go around talking about them? Then why should we talk about somebody
God is bringing up a people. He said "Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my
messenger that I sent? who is blind as he that is perfect, and blind as the Lord's
servant?" (Is 42:19). He said (in Ecclesiastes 7:21 -22) that if your servant curses
you, you should pretend that you do not hear. Do you know why? It says, because you
sometimes have likewise cursed others. God gives us a clear path and it is a little bit
narrow isn't it? You do not have any leeway. You are not as free as a sinner, but it is
the path of righteousness, and the Word says few there be that find it. There are not many
Christians who walk the Christian way.
You say, "Brother Ces, these are people who are not going to heaven!" You are
wrong! A lot of wicked people go to heaven. That sounds bad, doesn't it, but was the thief
on the cross a righteous person? He made it though, because he repented as the last edge,
and he was saved although his shirt was singed with the fire of hell. He was saved. Amen!
So are righteous people we have to be righteous from deep down inside.
Let us go to Genesis 12:1. "Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy
country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house unto a land that I will shew
The Lord said this to Abraham and we want to know what is the meaning of this? Why did He
put this in the Bible? Why should I be interested in what God said to Abraham? Do you
follow what I mean?
This is your Bible. He put it in the Bible. Men fought to take it out. Men wanted to
destroy the Bible. Men killed and did their best to destroy it and this thing could not be
destroyed. They took some of the scrolls and burned them! Yet the people who burned them
are past and gone and the scrolls remain. Alleluiah! They never did get it.
This Bible went through some terrible things. After the Roman Empire failed to destroy the
Word of God, the Holy Roman Empire got hold of it and they locked it up in the Vatican and
they made laws, so that anyone found with the Bible would be arrested and imprisoned. Many
were slain and even burned at stake.
They hit it in the Vatican, and God went into the Vatican! Isn't that marvelous! God went
into the Vatican and He tapped a man (Martin Luther) on the shoulder and He said, "I
want you." This man was very studious. Every day he would go down into the basement
where these books were, and he would be reading and reading and reading. One day God made
him read "...justified by faith we have peace with God." (Romans 5:1). He said
"What?" And, he read that there is just "...one mediator between God and
men, the man Christ Jesus" (I Timothy 2:5). He said, "What? Not Mary? Not Saint
Peter? Only Jesus?" "Amen!" He got riled up. He kept on going and studying
until he was firm and understood what God was saying, and he went out like a bull! Amen.
The Pope wanted to kill him, so they called him to trial. After the trial they let him go
with the intention of ambushing him on his way home, but news of this secret plan to kill
Martin got out and when the friend of Martin Luther heard of it, he sent a band of men to
seize him before the other band waiting down there could get him. So his men came and took
him, and covered him up, and he said, "Well, this is it..." (You know, he
thought he was gone). But when they took him, he soon found out that he was in the castle
of his best friend. Thus God preserved Luther to continue his translation of the Bible
which made it available to us today. The Word of God was unshackled from the very root of
the Vatican cellars where they had hidden it.
In those days they had no printing press, so scribes had to write the Bible by hand. One
of these hand written texts that was made is called the Alexandrian text. In some
quarters, it is believed that some of the errors in the Alexandrian text were deliberate,
and others think they were brought about through careless work caused by men who were
trying to write as fast as they could to earn as much as they could. Whatever the cause
might be, we find that this text has many discrepancies when compared with the textus
receptus. Nevertheless, the Bible got loose through Martin Luther. In order that the Word
might be widely established, the Lord allowed a man to invent the printing press. There
were others also, but the Church was killing men who dared to translate and publish the
Bible. William Tyndale (Sir William Tyndale) translated the New Testament and began to
smuggle them into England. He was eventually burned at the stake by the Protestant Church
of England which was then under the directive of the Pope of Rome. It happened that a spy
was sent to befriend him in Holland where he was hiding. This man was instrumental in
getting him to return to England where he was apprehended. Tyndale's last prayer was that
God would let the King receive the Bible. Three years after his death, King James had the
Bible translated and copies were available in every house in England.
In our time, God is pouring His blessings upon us and knowledge is increasing. He has made
man come up with the Internet and the Web. As we see knowledge in the world increasing,
God is allowing man to develop these powerful engines of communication, not for the sake
of Bill Gates who is becoming a multibillionaire. What is he doing with so much money? He
would cut down every other business to get more and bigger and bigger. The only glory that
is coming out of it is what you and I and people like us can use for God. God is allowing
it, because it is serving Him and will help us to serve Him. The Internet is the devil's
racecourse. The devil is having a heyday with it, but God is having His glory out of the
whole thing and we must see to it that we use the computer to the Glory of God.
I want to say that it is a marvelous thing that God has provided for this, that we have
available this interlinear Bible now, where you can see the original Greek and Hebrew text
along with the literal meanings of the words; and all the other study tools that are now
available... Strong's, the Bible dictionaries and lexicons, and so on, and how these are
now easily available on computer programs. There is a growing library of these things, and
related writings and study materials that you can put into your computer.
If you come into my den I have so many books, the whole house is being take over by books.
If I need a little knowledge on something, I search the Encyclopedia Britannica, both the
new copy and the old 1800's copy, to make sure that I have the truth. Sometimes, I have to
search Josephus, or I have to go into this or into that, because I am aware that God has
been anointing men for a long time and there is a stream of anointing coming down from the
Ancient Church, in spite of the wrong way that many have been turning.
We need to be able to search through this stream of anointing and find truth. Amen! You
find proof when you go into history. Not because the Holy Ghost is not giving you truth.
Truth has been preserved down through the ages, generation to generation.
He says, "Study to shew thyself approved, a workmen that needeth not to be ashamed,
rightly dividing the word of truth" (2 Timothy 2:15). Alleluiah! I mean, we have so
many workmen here, and I tell you a workman that does not take pride in his tools or in
the thing that he does is a sloppy person. Amen! Whatever you do, you need to be adept at
it. You need to be good at it. You need to be able to do it perfectly, and look at a job
and say "Well done." I look at the trusses when I come into this building and I
look at the formation of the building. Somebody knew what they were doing. Amen.
And so it is, that the Bible came to us through much tribulation... many deaths. Do you
know that many of the men who translated the Bible, the King James Version, were killed?
Many were killed. A group of people were organized called the Jesuits and they are the
army of the Catholic church. They were under a man named Loyola who they called the Black
Pope. Well, what has happened in out time... I do now know if you people are hearing and
seeing and reading and listening... but this pope huffed him. This pope huffed the present
head of the Jesuits. You know what I mean by huffing his position? He took away his
authority and took it unto himself. So, this pope is both the white pope and the black
pope in one pope. Did you know that? The white pope took the black pope into the Vatican
and took over the direction of the army of Rome which is the Jesuits.
Now a Jesuit can be anybody sitting in this group, because a Jesuit does not have to wear
the habit or any religious clothing. He does not have to pretend to be a priest. He can be
anything that they want him to be. Many Jesuits are on Wall Street looking after their
financial affairs. The government tried to investigate the holdings of the Catholic
Church-how much they own and how much they have- and the government could not. They had to
abandon it after many years, because it was so diversified and in so many different
people's names that they could not touch it.
Yes. So here we are, God said to Abraham, "Get thee out of thy country, and from thy
kindred, and from thy father's house...." The first move Abraham made, his kindred
went with him and his father went with him also. Now, Abraham was in the house of idols.
Abraham was an idol maker... and idol worshipper (Joshua 24:2). And his father was the
priest, the high priest of Baal, and he put down his idols and went with Abraham. He
recognized that God had spoken to Abraham and he was not going to be left out and so he
went with him, and Abraham could not stop him from going with him. The Bible says that
Abraham went to a point and stopped. He stopped there until his father died. But Lot did
not die. Lot went with him.
I am asking you, does this work about Abraham mean something to you, or to us? Why did God
put it in the Word? Why did God fight so hard that his word could come to us? Amen. God is
saying to you that you must relinquish your national identity.
That is hard. That is very, very hard. If you are born a black man, you like being a black
man. Some people do not know that. Some of you brethren do not know that the people who
are black like to be black, and if you could give them the choice to be white, they would
not want it, because there is a certain feeling that you have inside, that you are
something special. Now I am letting tales out of school. I am telling you some tales. When
we grow up we felt that we were made out of iron. We were strong. We were fighters. You
know, we were on top of the world, and I know the people in Africa feel that way too; but
then I found out afterwards your feeling, and you do now know what the other person is
feeling over on his side. I know that the Germans feel that way, the Russians feel that
way... everybody feels that way... and nobody is finding out what the other person feels.
So there will be wars until Jesus comes, because war is in the heart of man and it is the
spirit of the antichrist. Now I want you to take this, do not take it with a grain of
salt. Take it and believe it: It is the spirit of the antichrist that makes men want to
reign and rule over one another. Amen! Anywhere you find men who want to rule and to reign
and to be the boss and to be tops, it is the spirit of the antichrist. That is, unless it
is where you want to be tops in Christ. Then you are bottom.
Now, did you hear that? Those who want to be tops in Christ they are the least. They go
around washing everybody's feet and letting people walk on them. Oh, you do not like that,
but that is the way you are tops in Christ. Amen. "Recompense to no man evil for
evil... but overcome evil with good." (Romans 12: 17, 21). That is being
"tops" in Christ. So God worked it out that the spirit of the antichrist is the
one that likes to rule and reign over others, and the Spirit of Christ is the one that
wants to rule and reign with Christ.
Now..."Get thee out of thy national identity... thy country...!" Do not be an
American any more! Do not be an Kenyan brother. Do not be a Jamaican brother. Do not be a
Polish brother. Do not be a German brother. Just belong to the new nation, the royal
priesthood, the peculiar people. My God! Isn't this what God is asking us to do? He
approached Abraham with this, and He said, "Get out Abraham! Get out of here and stay
our of here!" And Abraham knew it was God who spoke to him.
Now I am not saying that it is easy. It is difficult not to be black, when you are black.
God sent me to His people. He did not send me to a color. I have to recognize God's people
regardless of their color.
There is something else that we need to recognize: that you really do not have any color!
It is a deception! Your color is a deception. It is an outward facade that you are wearing
to deceive everybody that you are black or white, when really you are supposed to be a
spirit. A spirit does not have any color! You understand? You are not what you seem to be.
You are trying to deceive me by looking at me out of those eyes. I can see in you a
spirit. Amen! I see in you something more than what you would like me to see. You come up
to me and you are smiling and laughing, but you are deceiving me. You are not laughing at
all. Deep down in there, there is a "roar." There is a roar. There is something
more deadly, more serious, more profound that the thing that you are pretending to be. You
do not want me to see the real you. Therefore, you smile. There is nothing that throws a
person off more than a smile. Amen.
And so, God said, "Get out!" I will tell you what, if you do not get out, you
will not get in. If you do not get out, you will not get in! God is calling men and women
and children into His kingdom, and He said, "I offer you a holy priesthood. I offer
you royalty," but you must come out if you are to come into what God is giving. And
this is no joke! This is not some preaching thing, you know that we are putting over you.
This is reality! They are for a time. They will pass away! Your color will pass away. You
nationality will pass away. All these things that you have in you, that you believe are
real, are unreal! Amen!
"I offer you a royal priesthood, a hold nationality!" Alleluiah! God is
recruiting people unto the heavenly kingdom, and unless you get out of the kingdom under
which you are ruled you will never get into the kingdom of God.
The question is: When I get saved and I get baptized in the Holy Ghost, am I not in the
kingdom of God? We teach, we preach on this, but most of the brethren with which we
fellowship do not believe this one point that I am bringing to you now.
You are born again, there is no doubt about it. Jesus shed His blood for you. You are born
again. He came, and you opened yourself, and He baptized you with the Holy Ghost.
Alleluiah! And your spirit is completely taken by God. So now you have a spirit that is
not yours. You cannot control your spirit, your spirit is taken by God. Your spirit will
always be coming against the wrong things that you do. Alleluiah! But are you in the
Kingdom of God? The Kingdom of God is in you, but are you in the kingdom of God? Now, what
is the meaning of it? The only want we can find if we are in the Kingdom of God is if we
understand what is meant by being in the Kingdom of God.
Okay, let us take it from the natural. We are in the kingdom of the United States of
America. We have to obey the laws. Everyone of you who came here by motor vehicle had to
have a license. You have to pay by the year for your license. Your license has your
photograph, your identity, and it is all done by the government under this kingdom where
you are. Now, you can drive without a license, but it is called a crime. They will arrest
you for driving without a license. You say, "I did not do anything. I only drove
without a license," but you are in this kingdom, therefore you must obey the laws and
the rules of this kingdom or else you are illegal and criminal. Right? Now that means that
you are under the headship of the government of the United States, and whether you like
him or not, the President of the United States is the head of the government of the United
States. You do not have to like him, but what he says is going to affect you. Okay?
Now, let us go to the spiritual. To be in the kingdom of God you have to be under the
headship of Jesus Christ. That is, you have to be obeying the laws of Jesus. You have to
be a citizen in good standing and not a criminal, because, as in our previous example, a
criminal is still in the kingdom of the United States, but he is in prison or he is
working against the law and the law is working against him, and sooner or later he is
going to get hit and taken. Do you understand? So, to be in the kingdom of Christ Jesus,
you must be under the headship of Christ Jesus. Now, are there Christians who are not
under the headship of Jesus Christ? Yes! There are people who are born again and saved by
the blood of Jesus Christ, but who are not under the headship of Jesus Christ. So, they
are against the very kingdom that has redeemed them and purchased them. Amen.
So then, we are saying that to be in the kingdom of Jesus you have to come out of the
kingdom of the enemy. He said, "Get thee out of thy country..." But then, there
is something else peculiar. He said, "... and from thy kindred... your family."
What is that? He is talking about the host of spirits that govern your family.
Susan, what country are you from? Honduras. Your whole family is from Honduras. Your
father and mother, grandparents, uncles... everybody is from Honduras. Well, what I am
saying to you is that the spirits that govern Honduras are the spirits that have governed
all your family, coming up to you. Some of those spirits are your family. (What kind of
thing is that?) You have spirits in your family... (I just pitch on you because I want to
tease you.. it is all of us). In your case, you do not have an American heritage that
comes against you, but you have an Honduran heritage that comes against you.
Brother, you come from Kenya, and you have a Kenyan heritage of spirits, and all the
hoodoo men that have been in your family coming from way down there... they come up to
you. God says that you must stop them by coming out from your kindred. We are not talking
about you just physically coming out. Physically coming out might help, but we are talking
about you "spiritually" coming out of your kindred and from your father's house;
because there are certain spirits that governed your father's house, and when your father
came to Jesus, he stopped them and he gave them a blow, but they came to you. I tell you
what: Every disobedient child goes right back to the ancient spirits that rule their whole
family. Do you know why? Because God says that the sins of the fathers shall take... What?
Up to "...the third and fourth generation of them that hate me." In other words,
"to them that are disobedient to Me."
Glory to God! Get out of your country, and from your kindred. Reject the rulership of the
spirits that ruled your family. Amen! Tell the spirits that they have come to their
Waterloo, and that they are at the point where they will be destroyed!
You know what happened when I got saved? I was the first one in my family that got saved.
I was a very violent person, spiritually speaking. I know this because the spirits tell me
that I am violent. I was merciless. I would get hold of a spirit and..., "In the Name
of Jesus Christ, I condemn you to the abyss! Go!" And they were being murdered. That
is what the spirits said "You are a murder." I murder spirits! Isn't that
wonderful? Alleluia! Amen.
I tell you, the spirits even sent some brethren to me. They said "Brother duCille, I
think you are doing wrong, because when the demoniac came before Jesus, the spirits asked
Jesus not to cast them into the abyss, but to cast them into the pigs, and Jesus had mercy
on them." And they said, "It is not right for you to be casting spirits into the
abyss." I said, "Jesus, what is this?" And the Lord told me an answer to
give them. I said to them, "How long ago was that?" They said, "Nearly two
thousand years ago." I said, "Well, the time must come for them to be cast into
the abyss! They were saying to Jesus, 'It is too early. Give us a break,' Jesus agreed. It
was too early. Because if Jesus had cast all the spirits into the abyss, there would be
none left to torment you, brother."
I believe the time has come for us to stop these spirits from bothering our families. And,
I began to cast these things into the abyss, and the next thing that happened, my sister
and her husband were having a quarrel. She is a verbose person. She said, "What am I
going to do? This man is saying so and so..." I said "Tiny (We call her
"Tiny")... kneel down!" She knelt down and I laid my hands on her, and
said, "In the Name of Jesus, set her free!" and she screamed! I mean, she made
such a racket that the neighbors came running, and many of them who ran through the door
got down on the floor, and God started a revival right there! Do you know what really
happened? The demons that used to trouble our family were rebuked and sent into the abyss,
and she got delivered! Amen!!
I went after my brother Frank. I said, "Jesus, I want you to save Frank on Saturday,
next week." Violent! I was violent. Now, I am not telling you to be violent. It
worked, but I think it was just that God had mercy on my violence. I said, "God, save
Frank!" because I saw him running wild, you know, having fun. I said, "Save him.
I will not eat until you save him." I stopped eating. I stopped eating the whole
week. Saturday came, and I am going for him now. I left and went to Kingston to get hold
of him and I could not find him. I went to the meetings and we had a wonderful time, but
Frank was not there. I could not find him at all. I said, "Oh God, I have to repent
to use such force and You did not seem to agree with me, because I wanted Frank to be
saved and he did not get saved." At that time, however, Frank went on a job with a
social organization to look into the behavior of Pentecostal churches. They wanted to know
why it was that these people are talking in tongues? "What is wrong with them?
Psychologically there must be some fault. What is the fault?" So he went into this
Pentecostal church with his notebook and was taking notes, and why the people are talking
in tongues and carrying on like that: "... Some psychological imbalance!"
He said he did not know what happened, but he found himself at the altar. When he picked
himself up, he was at the altar with the "psychological disease." So he came in
Sunday night and he was saved! Alleluiah!
The Bible said, "Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred..." Do not be
a duCille any more. Do not be what you are any more. Reject it! Forsake it! Turn to God!
Are you able to do it? I will give you a secret. This is one thing that God will never do
for you. You have to do it. God will not reject on your behalf the demons that rule your
family, and let me tell you brethren, they are strong!
I used to feel them walk through my head. I remember how a man would come talking
foolishness before me, I would sit before him laughing, and get up and slam him to the
ground. Madness was a part of the French and African that was in me. Total madness! And we
prided in it.
God said, "Get out of it." I reject it! Reject it! Fall to you knees. Bow before
God! Amen! Loose him! Oh yes!
"Get thee out of thy father's house... And I will make of thee a great nation."
The promise is to you. God was saying to Abraham, "The promise is to you and to your
children and to everyone that the Lord God shall call." The promise is yours! We do
not have to be crawling on the ground any more. It is time for the church to rise up and
for you to take your place before God!
I will tell you why . The people say that I am preaching "elitism." You know
what that means? That we are saying that I am preaching elitism, and we are the elect of
God... the called out. If you are called out, and you must be called out of something, and
if you are called out, you are called out of something unto something. If you do not know
what you are called out of, you do now know what you are called to.
God has called us out of denominationalism. "Get thee out of thus country and from
thy kindred and from thy father's house..." God is saying that you must not longer be
a denominationalism. We must not belong any more to any separation or division of God's
people. Don't you understand? We are God's people and everyone who is God's people, we
accept them as God's people. You do not have to go and boast and say. "I am a
Presbyterian." When Presbyterianism came along, it was great. It was on the cutting
edge. Did you know that? Did you know that the message that we have concerning the
ministry, the presbytery, is the message that came to the Presbyterians? And they
separated themselves. They separated themselves, and when they did they fell into a rut
and became a denomination.
Now, praise be to God. "Get out!" We understand therefore, that it is not
something of myself that I am preaching to you. I am just telling you the truth that God
is bringing to my heart about getting out. We must get out and we must stay out! Amen. And
we must become one nation, one holy people under God.
Let us turn our Bibles a little bit on, and see here something that God said to Abraham.
It is in Genesis 14. There was a fight going on. Five kings, including the kings of Sodom
and Gomorrah went up against four other kings and were routed by them. Lot, Abraham's
nephew, was in Sodom and somebody came and told Abraham, "They have taken your nephew
and they have taken the men of Sodom." Now, isn't that funny that now the Sword of
God must now go against a people to have Sodomites? You find out what happened there? We
were going to fight for them now. Not for their way of life, but because some of ours were
Now, Abraham took his servants, and you know the rest of the story. He went after them in
the night and they did not know what hit them. God was with him, and so Abraham with just
a few hundred men defeated an army of many thousands. And he took away all the spoil and
But, this Chapter 14 says that he was met by a person. Let us look at it. Verse 17,
"And the king of Sodom went out to meet him, after his return from the slaughter of
Chedorlaomar, and of the kings that were with him, at the valley of Shaveh, which is the
king's dale. And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the
priest of the most high God.