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1Going beyond the camp 64-0719E P:17 More and more I am made to believe that people are not getting to Christ. Now, I am here to try to help in every way that I can and make my statement as clear as I know how to make them. And you suffer with me if you will. As I look and preach across the nation and watch the people, I'm fully persuaded that the people are not getting to Christ. And I believe that it's the enemy that's throwed this hindrance, because, the reason I believe this, He is not the object that they had been pointed to. They have either been pointed to a dogma, or a doctrine, or a party, or experience, or a sensation, or something like that, instead of being pointed to Christ the Word. That's why I think that people are resting their eternal destination upon some dogma or some sensation, like some say, "I danced in the Spirit," or; "I spoke with tongues"; "I felt fire run over me." And do you know, all those things can be impersonated by the devil? There's just one thing that he cannot impersonate; that's the Word.
2Last Sunday we began this mini series on the end-Time Chronology of Events by bring up the three points that we must understand in order to be able to comprehend the Events that have been ordained to unfold in this last hour.
3Point number one, All things are subject to Him and Point number Two And all things evolve around Him or in reaction to Him, and then that brings us to what we will study this morning, condition number III. Condition number III). since all the end-time events are subject to him and evolve around him, or are in reaction to His Presence, then Number 3, All the events constituting the end can not begin without His Presence as the catalyst for the end.
4Revelations 10: 1-7 1 And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire: 2 And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth, 3 And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices. 4 And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not. 5 And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, 6 And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that time should be no longer delayed: 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.time shall no longer be delayed.
5Notice at this season that time now begins to blend with Eternity. everything begins to speed up, whereas man traveled for thousands of years either walking, riding a horse or traveling in a ship or boat to get one from destination to the other. The ships dependent on the wind was the fastest form of transportation, but still very slow. But in this hour since the beginning of Laodicea, we have seen the invention of the steam engine for railroad, to the diesel engine, to the jet engine, to rocket power, and in the stealth government black ops, they are working on power for propulsion that uses all kinds of unimaginable power from unimaginable sources.
6In the Book of Daniel Daniel 12:4 we are told, But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. Now, in the original text the word "run" as in "Many shall run to and fro" is not even in the text, but was placed there when the Bible was translated into English. The Word actually says, many shall "go" as in travel "to and fro", meaning "many will travel, and knowledge shall increase". And we have seen not just an increase of Knowledge but an explosion in knowledge and technological inventiveness that has taken man from the horse and buggy into the electronics, computer and space age.
8In his sermon, Seventy weeks of Daniel 61-0806 P:36 God don't have things out of cater. He's just letting it run like that for a little time. And I truly believe that that thing was done, and at this last days is when God is going to reveal these secrets to the church. He hasn't done it before, and the reason He hasn't done it is to keep the church a-watching and praying all the time, not knowing when it was coming. But you remember in Daniel 12 He said, "The wise shall understand in the last days"? It's been given to him. The Spirit of wisdom comes into the church to make known to the church by the revelation of the Holy Ghost, bringing the church in and revealing what day that we're living in. Just the same as Gabriel come to Daniel, the Holy Spirit comes to the church in the last days to reveal these great, deep, secret things. Do you understand now?
10John 14: 26 but the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, Whom the Father will send in my name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you."
1 John 2: 21 "we have an unction (or anointing) from the Holy One that we might know all things." So we see the purpose of the anointing of God upon us to bring an understanding to us.
11Ephesians 1:17 we are promised that "God will bring with Him a certain anointing that is called the Spirit of wisdom and understanding in the knowledge of Him." And in speaking of this Brother Branham said from Seventy Weeks of Daniel's pg. 15, "The Spirit of wisdom comes into the Church to make known to the Church by the Revelation of the Holy Ghost, bringing the Church in and revealing what day that we're living in. Just the same as Gabriel come to Daniel, the Holy Spirit comes to the Church in the last days to reveal these great, deep, secret things. Do you understand now?" So you see, the Spirit of God will come to the Church and bring with Him Revelation which will anoint the Church to understand the day and the hour and His purpose in being here among us.
12In 1897, J. B. Rotherham wrote in his Bible translation called The Emphasized Bible, he wrote the following; "In this edition the word Parousia is uniformly rendered "Presence" ("Coming," as a representative of this word being set aside.)" He continued "The Parousia,... is still in the future, and may therefore be enshrouded in a measure of obscurity which only fulfillment can clear away:
13In other words, God interprets his own word by bringing it to pass. He goes on, "It may in fine be both a period, more or less extended, during which certain things shall happen, an event, coming on and passing away as one of a series of Divine interposition's, Christ is raised as a first fruit, that is one event; He returns and vouchsafes His "Presence," (in other words he vindicates His presence with the sign of Messiah, that is another event) During which time He raises His own (This is resurrection he's talking about and he says), That is another event, However large and prolonged; and finally comes another cluster of events constituting "The End." Hence after all, "Presence" may be the most widely and permanently satisfying translation of the looked for Parousia of the Son of Man."
14Notice how wise this man Rotherham was, he saw that God always acts in a series of events, he never just comes down and blam, does whatever he came down for and heads back up. No, when God acts it is very deliberate and detailed. So I want you to notice that there are a series of events constituting the Parousia presence of Christ or as Brother Branham called it the Appearing which he said comes before the Coming.
15Brother Branham said it in various places, for example in the message End-Time Evangelism" he said "Now, we have already seen and are witnessing the appearing of the Lord. Now remember, appearing and coming are two" different words, to appear and then" to come. Now is the appearing, He's already appeared in these last few days. Right here with us in the last few years. Now, it's a sign" of His Coming."
16And from We would see Jesus 62-0627 P:76 he said, Now, we're at the west coast, and the S-o-n is appearing before His coming. Remember, appearing and coming is two different words. See? He's appearing now in the church, showing Himself alive after two thousand years. "Sirs, we would see Jesus."
17Now, we can say that part of that Appearing was in the form of the Sign of Messiah, for the word appearing in the bible is from the Greek word "Apokalupsis", which was translated as appearing as we see in 1 Peter 1:7 but also as coming as we see in 1 Corinthians 1:4 and also as revelation or revealing as in revealing of the thoughts and intents of the heart as we will see in various other scriptures. But first let's turn to
181 Peter 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: 8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: 9 Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls. 10 Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: 11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. 12 Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into. 13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
19Notice how Ephesians 1:17 ties together with 1 Peter 1:7-13. "That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:"
20And also we see the same scene in 2 Thessalonians 1:7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, and then skip up to verse 10 When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe because our testimony among you was believed in that day.
21Notice in the day when he comes to apokalupsis with his mighty angels, and at that time His great revelation comes into the saints and glorifies us to gether with him, that word again is endoxazo, of en meaning in doxa which is his opinion, values, and judgments, zoe, or lving themselves out in your life. en-in-doxa-zoe. The Great values and opinions of God manifested or revealed in his saints.
And again we are told in 1 Peter 4:13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.
23Christ is the Mystery 63-0728 36-4 Look, Christ in you makes Him the center of Life of the revelation. See? Christ's Life in you makes Him the center of the revelation. Christ in the Bible, makes the Bible a complete revelation of Christ. Christ in you makes you the complete revelation of the whole thing. See, what God's trying to do? What is the new birth then? You say, "Well, Brother Branham, what is the new birth?" It is the revelation of Jesus Christ personally to you. Amen. See? Not you joined a church, you shook a hand; you done something different; you said a creed; you promised to live by a code of rules; but Christ, the Bible... He is the Word that was revealed to you. And no matter what anybody says, what takes place, it's Christ. Pastor, priest, whatever it might be... It's Christ in you. That is the revelation that the Church was built upon.
24And we see this same word apokalupsis translated as the word manifestation in Romans 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. 19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
25And again as the word coming in 1 Corinthians 1: 4 I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ; 5 That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge; 6 Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you: 7 So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ: 8 Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord. 10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
26So when brother Branham speaks of an Appearing before the coming, he's talking about the Apokalupsis of the Holy Spirit, the Revelation of Jesus Christ, the Unveiling of the Doxa, then Revealing or manifesting that same doxa in us.
27And so we take notice that brother Branham cautions us to remember that the appearing and coming are in fact two different words and they mean two different things, and speak of two different events. He says that it is a sign of His Coming.
29This sign of the appearing is a sign given that an epochal season is in process or in motion. But remember, it is a sign only, it is the Appearing not the event of the coming itself. But it is to get us ready for that coming.
30So the important thing we must remember is that God deals with events. An event is not a one second shot, but rather something that happens over an extended period of time more or less as Rotherham said.
31And that is where so many miss him, because they look for what God is doing as though it has to be like a bolt of lightening. But if you will notice the lightning is not a flash, but the lightening Jesus refers to actually lights up the entire sky.
33Notice the lightning, comes from the eat, but shine even to the west. That means it takes up the whole sky. And he said that is the way the Parousia of the Lord would be. His presence will illuminate everything.
34With that background in mind, and keeping in mind our three points, "all things are made by him and for him, and all things are not only subject to him , but evolve around Him, then point number three, "All the events constituting the end can not begin without His Presence as the catalyst for the end."
36In 1906 The early rain begins... and it begins to water the earth...Joel 2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: 29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.
38Then in1916, that same pillar of fire, changed forms and appeared in a tree above the little prophet and began to teach him how to keep his vessel as a sanctified vessel for the service of the Lord.
39From that time 60-0716 P:95 Now look, God knows when I was a boy... When I was seven years old, the Angel of the Lord met me as a whirlwind in that bush that day and said, "Don't never smoke, drink, or defile your body." I never smoked in my life, never drank in my life, and I've got... I know no woman but my wife. And so then, I didn't live immoral when I was sinner. But Since I've been a Christian, I've tried to live as straight as I know how to live, and God knows that's the truth.
41Then in 1933 something took place that begin to let the world in on The Parousia of Christ... He'd already been here since the prophet of God was born. His appearance at his birth, then at 7 his appearance in the tree giving his prophet his first lessons on holiness at the age of seven. But the world knew nothing of His presence. So there had to be an Epiphanea. A shining forth, the light to lighten men, the illumination to show His presence.
42The Parousia Presence of God in our midst without anyone knowing it, would produce nothing and would be totally in vein. So there had to be an ephiphanaea, or a shining forth. A light to lighten the gentiles as the Scripture says.
43In order for you to understand what I am driving at here, let me first explain what I mean. As I said, there are certain promises that God has laid down as laws such as sowing and reaping which states that whatsoever a man sows that shall he also reap. But there are also others promises in the Bible such as "If a man regard iniquity in his heart the Lord will not hear his prayer."
44Now these are not the same thing. One is a law that if you sow you shall also reap what you sow. But the other doesn't specifically have to do with sowing at all. He said that one day our relationship with Him will be such that before we even ask, He will answer. So in this case your prayers and requests will be answered even before you've done any ground work and any such sowing. But on the other hand, based upon the law of sowing and reaping a man could sow and sow and sow and he shall reap even if none of His prayers are ever answered. That is why the wicked seem to do so well so often. It is not God blessing them, but God is honoring a law that he set forth. And if the wicked really put forth the effort to sow, then they will get a return on their invested time.
45But let's face it, their sowing is but for a season and so shall their reaping bring forth only for a season. But what we are looking at in this time even though there are many events taking place because of His presence among us, yet only those that are blessings are for the bride while those things which are a curse are for those who turn Him down.
46And so we see there are promises in this age that deal only with and for the bride, such as the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation in the knowledge of Him, the spirit of adoption, the being conformed to the Image of the first born son, etc.
47So we see just as God began to instruct His prophet, so has he come to instruct His Elect children. Now, we have already read about the Spirit of Wisdom and revelation, and the Spirit of Grace that helps us to receive the mind of Christ, but we also see in Colossians 3:4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
48Now, the use of this word appear was translated from the greek word phaneroo which tells us that as Christ who is our Life manifests himself in his true identity, so too we must also manifest ourselves in our true identity with him in the sme glory, the same doxa, the same opinions and values, etc.
49Now, this process we go through of being quickened to the Word brings sanctification, as we are washed in the washing of water by the word. And this takes us to the place of becoming "Alive and subject to every promise in the Word". And not to just some of the promises that apply to whosoever, But specifically to every promise that applies to God's sons.
50And there are over 800 promises contained in This Book called the Bible that apply to you and me and every one of them we are subjected too because of our special relationship which we have with our Heavenly Father Who has come down to give us our desires.
51Just look at the hundreds of promises that alone are to come to pass in this last day. A Parousia of Christ, and Epiphanaea, an Apocalypses, a Phaneroo, A Doxa and Parrhesia,a Ginosko, etc. Those promises will bring the Elect of God into a Transformation of the Inner man first, and then the outer man will naturally follow.
52A gathering together of the Elect, a change in our bodies and a catching away. And this is just part of the many blessings we are promised for this hour, not to mention the Grace that is bestowed upon us and the change from Church to Bride etc.
53The Scripture speaks of those from other ages who did not receive these promises yet, because they without us can not be made perfect. So we see that we are a very special people in a very special time to receive very special promises of a very special nature.
54Now we could go on for hours and get more into detail of what these Promises are but we don't have time this morning to do this because I want to proceed further into our study of the end-time chronology of events. We have the descent of the Logos in the form of the Pillar of Fire, the Epiphanaea of Christ, the Light to the Gentiles, to catch the attention of a sleeping virgin. We have so many events in this hour it boggles the mind, but they are all of Him and through Him and they are for us.
55So then what are you afraid of? Brother Branham told us He who made the promise is here to confirm the promise. And what is the promise for this day? That there will be a Rapture, which is a shout, a Voice, and a trumpet! And has He not already confirmed to you your place in His Shout, because after all God interprets His word by bring it to pass, and he has confirmed your place in the tent, and in the resurrection because you are already raised with him if you have received His Spirit.
56Have you not heard the Midnight Cry? "Behold, He's hear, He stands at the door of the church knocking!" Have you not been made aware of His Presence among us? His Parousia, His Apokolupsis, His Phaneroo, His Epiphanaea, His Ginosko, His Doxa, His Parrhesia? If you have been made a participant of the shout then won't He also make you a participant of the Voice, and the Trump? Then be at ease little Bride, for He said, "It is my Fathers Good pleasure to give you the Kingdom."
57So let me just break it down for you this way. we know the same Word that blesses, also brings the curses. And it all depends on your attitude towards it. But let me say further, either you have been ordained to it or you haven't? So how do we know which one?
58Well, let me break it down this way. The Great promise of the hour is His Parousia or Appearing, His Revealing, right? Well, what if He was here but you didn't know it? As I said, what good would His Appearing do for you if you were not aware of it? So just the fact that you are aware means something doesn't it?
59Now, in order to attract your attention to it, there had to be something take place. And so the Bible speaks of an Ephanaea, which is a shining forth. Remember the Scripture says, "As the lightning shineth from east to the west so shall also be the Parousia of the Son of Man be".
So God then used an Epiphanea, a shining forth to attract the attention of the people to His Parousia. Because what good would his Presence do anyone if they don't know about it. Therefore, we see a world of nearly 7 billion people in it, and hardly anyone has been made aware of God's great Parousia Presense, His appearing. But you have.
60Now, as I said, "since He came wooing a bride he had to do something to cause her to see that he was here to woo" Right? That is why it is called an Epiphanaea, or shining forth. And so The Lord came down with healing in his wings, or healing campaigns as brother Branham described it to us.
62And in 2 Peter 1:19 Peter said, We have also a more sure word of prophecy; where unto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:
65But just as we have this great Epiphanaea of light to attract us as a fisherman uses a shiny lure to attract fish, so there are on the other hand those who are not ordained to be attracted to the Light and therefore will not come.
67And the Bible tells us how they missed Jesus Christ at his first coming as we see in John 1:11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power (exusia, an ability to make a right decision) to become (to manifest what we are) the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
68So we see this ability to come to the light has all to do with your birth, not your physical birth but the fact you were in God before the world began and he ordained you to see the light and come to it.
And so we see in John 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
701) He is here to make ready a prepared people. [Luke 1:17 Ephesian 1: 3 - 6, 17 - 21, 1 John 3: 1 - 3, 2 Cor 3: 18, Col 3: 4, 1 Cor 1: 4 - 10, 1 Peter 1: 10 - 13, 23,]
2) He is here to gather His Elect and claim His Inheritance [ Matthew 3: 11 - 12, 13: 28 - 31, 41, 24: 31 Mark 13: 27, Luke 3: 17, Ephesians 1: 10, 2 Thes 2: 1, ]
713) He is here to save the righteous from perishing. [ 2 Thes: 1 and 2 , 13 1 Peter 1: 5,9,10 end time Revelation bringing salvation. 2 Peter 2: 12 - 13 while they feast with you. 3: 9, 1 Thes 5:9, 2 Thes 2: 13Titus 2: 11, Hebrews 2: 1 - 4, Hebrews 9: 28, ]
724) He is here to save the Elect from deception. [Matt 24: 3 - 5, 11, 24, Mark 13: 5-6, Eph 1: 17-18, and 4: 14, 2 Thes: 1: 7 - 12, and 2: 2-3, 10 - 12, 2 John 8 - 10, 1 John 2: 19 - 20, 28, Luke 21: 8, 2 Tim 3: 13, Rev 13: 4 - 10, 14 - 16, 19: 20, Matt 13: 1- 17 Mark 4: 11 - 12, Luke 8:10, 1 Tim 4: 1 - 2, 2 Tim 3: 1 - 9, 4: 3-4 and 8]
73 5) He is here to seal in the wise Virgins. [Matt 25: 1-13, Ephesians 1: 13 - 18, and 4: 30, 1 peter 1: 3 - 7] ordained to pass the end time Faith test (Faith is a Revelation, there's Only one Faith, Revelation, The Revelation of Jesus Christ, These ordained to pass the test but those who fall away from THE Faith, THE Revelation of Jesus Christ are Reprobate concerning THE Faith, The Revelation.
746) He is here to separate the chaff from the wheat. [Matt: 3:11-12, 7: 15-23, 13: 24-30, 36-43, 47-49, 25:1-11, 2 Thes 1: 7 - 12 , 2: 3, 10 - 12, 1 Tim 4: 1, Hebrews 6, 1 John 2: 19 - 21, 28, 2 groups, Luke 17: 26 - 37, 2 Cor 4: 3-6, 11: 1-4, Gal 1: 6, 2 Tim 3: 1 - 9, 4: 3-4, 8 ]
757) He is here to raise the dead. [1 Thes 4: 15 - 18, 1 Cor 15: all Ephesians 1: 17 - 23, Gal 2: 1, Acts 1: 9-11, Matt 27: 51-53, Col 3: 4, Deut 30:3, Luke 20: 36 children of the resurrection, John 11: 24-25, Acts 24: 15, 21, Rom 6: 5, Phil 3: 10-11, 2 Tim 2: 18, Rev 20: 5]
76 8) He is here to change the living. [1 Thes 4:15-18, I Cor 15: all, 2 John 3: 1 - 3, 2 Cor 3: 18, Roman 12: 1-2, Col 3: 4, 1 Cor 13: 9 - 12, 2 Thes 1: 7, 10-12, Acts 3: 19-21, 1 Peter 1: 7 -9, 13, 2 Peter 1: 1-4, 10-12, 1 Cor 1: 4 - 10, Matt 24: 30 ]
7810) He is here to be Glorified His saints [2 Thes 1: 7, 10-12, 2: 14, 2 Cor 3: 9-10, 18, 4:6, 1 John 3: 1-3, 1 Cor 1: 4-10, 13: 9-12, Romans 12: 1-2, Matt 16: 27, 24:30, 25: 31, Luke 2: 32, 21: 27, John 17: 5, 22, 24, Acts 22: 11, Romans 5: 2, 8: 18, 9:4,23, 1 Cor 2: 7, 15:43, Eph 1: 14, 17-18, Phil 4: 19, 1 Peter 1: 7, 8,11,21, 4: 13-14, 5: 1, 4, 10, 5: 10-11, Col 1: 27 why should there be this hope of Glory? 3: 4, 1 Thes 2: 12, 1 Tim 3: 16, Heb 1: 3, 2: 7,9,10, Jude 1: 24]
7911) He is here to Judge the Living and the dead. (Investigating Judgment) A Judge! [ Rev 3: 14-21, James 5: 7-9, John 12: 48, Matt 3: 12, 7: 15-23, 13: 24-30, 36-43, 47-49, 25: 1-11, 2: Thes 1: 7-10]
80Now, he is here to do even more than that, but what we've got to do is to lay in His presence and to come into all the divine promises of God for this hour. But as I was saying, He is here with all that, but what if you don't even know that he is here. Then all those blessings are not for you.
81So God used a great shining forth, an Epiphanaea, to catch our attention. Then as we came to focus our attention on The one who is in our midst, not the man William Branham, those who focused on Him missed he One He was focused on. As John said, I must decrease that he might increase.
82But then as we lay in the presence of the same one William Branham was focused on, He begin to Apokalupsis Himself. That means He began to manifest Himself, to unveil himself, to reveal Himself to us. And listen now, those who entered into this Unveiling of the Mighty God, began to see and understand His Phaneroo, That He is here to manifest Himself in his true character, and thus as we read in Colossians and in 1 Corinthians 12:9-13 and in 1 John 3:1-3, we realize as He is so are we in this world, because we have entered into His Word, and as He is the Word so have we become Him.
83As Paul said we must put on Christ, or as He said, that we might grow up into Him in all things. Not grow up unto Him, but grow up into Him. And the more he Phaneroo's Himself the more we will phaneroo ourselves. And as we come to see him as he truly is, we are filled with the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation in the Knowledge of Him. That word knowledge is ginosko and it means we are filled with a knowledge that is based not upon intellect, but an experiential knowledge.
86And that knowledge leads us to a parrhesia which is a certain confidence or boldness that comes knowing that you know. And that is not based on intellectual knowing but based on the fact that you know him in the power of His resurrection.
95But those who came to the Light by 1946 we begin to see the Apokalupsis or unveiling begin, and with the Sign of Messiah we saw the One who can reveal the secrets of the heart was here to Reveal more than that. He was here to reveal Himself.
96And so the The Shout begins, behold the Bride Groom, come out to meet Him. This is the Apokalupsis, The Unveiling, the Revealing, or the Revelation of God. The gathering officially begins with The Prophet going out amongst the Elect to gather the gentiles for his name , while on the other side of the world, God is also gathering his children Israel back to her homeland.
105And not only was 1946 a year that began to gather the wheat, and Israel, but as we have already shown in the United Nations and the World council of churches, they also began the great gathering in 1946 as well as Jesus said in the parable of the sower, that the tares would be gathered together as well as we see Matthew 13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
107Also in 1946 the first two pioneering World Council of Churches projects were launched in co-operation with the IMC in 1946: the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs (CCIA), and the Ecumenical Institute in Bossey, Switzerland. a coule years later in 1948 the first general conference was held.
110Now let's read from 1 Thesalonians 4:13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming (parousia) of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, (a kalusma, which is a military command, the shout is the Message) with the voice of the archangel, (that's the resurrection) and with the trump of God:(that's the call to the wedding feast, the catching away) and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
111Rapture the 65-1204 P:75 Three things happen, a shout, a voice, a trumpet, has to happen before Jesus appears. Now, a shout. Jesus does all three of them when He's descending. A "shout," what is a "shout"? It's the Message going forth first, the living Bread of Life bringing forth the Bride. Now, God has a way of doing things, and He never changes His policy. He never changes His... He's the unchanging God. In Amos 3:7 He said He would do nothing on the earth until first He revealed it to His servants the prophets. And just as certain as He promised it, He'll do it. We will get into the other two later in our chronology.