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1So far we have already seen many facets of the end-time chronology of events, taking place. Last Sunday we spoke on the events from 1906 until 1946. Tonight I would like to continue on with the events that transpired between 1946 until through the 60's when God's prophet left the scene.
2Now let's read from 1 Thessalonians 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.
3From his sermon the Rapture the 65-1204 P:75 brother Branham explained it this way, 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.
4Therefore, in 1963 We see the Judge with his white wig on having His picture taken in the Heavens, signifying the Judge is standing at the door, He’s knocking at the door because He has been rejected and He stands outside the churches. The Phaneroo of Christ begins... The unveiling of the mighty God to His Bride.
5James 5:7 tells us, "Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. 8 Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh. 9 Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door. 10 Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience. 11 Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy".
6In 1963 a whole lot happened, the Judge shows it is He, the Supreme Deity that dwelt in Christ has returned to reveal all mysteries contained in the seals, and according to Revelation 10:7 and we see that "time shall no longer be delayed".
8Ephesians 1:15 Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, 16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; 17 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: 18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, 19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, 20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, 21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: 22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, 23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
9In 1965 we see that the Spiritual Union of the bride and Christ has taken place and the exposing of what makes a man a false anointed one at the end-time. We are taught that the anointing may be genuine but their doctrine is wrong.
10In this we have learned how to discern, as the Apostle John said, "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world."
11And we were taught under the shout to try all things by the Word. Give everything the word test. Not what we believe the Word says, but what the Word actually says, because it needs no interpretation.
12Therefore we are in the time of all things that are hidden being exposed, and that means all motives and objectives are being exposed before the Glorious Presence right now. Just as the prophet through the sign of Messiah could know the very thought and intents of the heart, so too under the glorious Light of the Pillar of Fire all mens motives and objectives are being exposed.
14And John said in John 3:19 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.
15Now, notice it say men will not come to the Light or the current understanding of the Gospel because their deeds are evil, but then it says, the ones who come to the light, to the current understanding of the Word, they come because their deeds are wrought in God which means that they have their source in God.
18So in essence the reason they will not come to the understanding of John 14:12 as brother Branham taught it (which I believe is the current light), is that their works will not allow them because as John said, "men loved darkness more than light, because their (ergon), their works were evil.
20Didn't we just read from brother Branham last week where he said in Christ is the Mystery 63-0728 P:212 "Notice, notice. And the "Father that sent Me" went with Him. The Jesus that sends us goes in... "A little while and the world won't see Me no more, yet ye shall see Me, for I (personal pronoun, 'I 'the Person, Jesus) will be with you, even in you to the end of the world. "The works that I do shall you do also." Now, go back and see what He done; then see what you do, and then compare yourself.?"
22Now, this word wrought was translated from the Greek word ergazomai and come from the root words ergon which was used in John 14:12 as works, and means to labor or work, and then we see the word zoe attached to the works, and we know Zoe means life, or life expressed, and then we see the suffix mai attached at the end which means to bring to its fulfillment or consummation.
23Thus works, plus life plus fulfillment make up this word ergazomai. Together it says, 21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his works may be made manifest, that the works expressed through their life may come to their consummation or fulfillment in God."
25So we see that there is a hindrance to the truth in those whose own lives show no consistency with the life of Christ that is supposed to be living in them, and because they know there is no Christ life in themselves, they flee the light, or the current understanding of the Word for the hour.
26In other words, since they have not died to self, and they know their own works are rejected, because they are not the works of Christ living and abiding in them, and there is no comparison between what they do and what the Spirit of Christ would do if it was Him living their life for them, so they reject this light and turn away from such teaching as the Bible says, to hide their own works because their works are evil.
27We saw a man who had so died to self, that we could see Jesus living in him, and yet we know this man was born in sin, shaped in iniquity and came to the world speaking lies. And even at a young age would have killed three boys if God had not stepped on the scene and took over not allowing any of those bullets to fire, until after the boys were out of sight.
28So we saw how that God tempered him, and molded him until the reflection of Christ was so readily seen in him, and we know he was given a mind change and the mind of Christ was in him, to complete in the prophet, waiting for the bride to one day catch up. Then God took His servant off the scene, and just like John decreased so that Christ might increase, so too in the Omega the same thing had to take place.
29We learned under the Shout which was a part of the great Appearing, that Alpha must repeat in Omega, which brother Vayle later called the Alpha Omega principle. We learned about the Bible doctrine of Twins, how that every revival produces twins, one being a spiritual believer while the others coming up under the same revival produce a carnal believer, but both claim to believe, only the life shows the difference.
30Now, in 1977 the teaching on the Phaneroo of the bride was brought forth by Br. Vayle so we would understand how that God came down to manifest in his true character and that was supposed to cause us to manifest in our true character.
31That was the year Br. Vayle began to teach on the parousia showing that the great Appearing of Christ was actually found in the Bible under the word parousia which speaks of a presence as we read last Sunday from the Rotherham Bible cover.
33As the teaching ministry of the Holy Spirit began to focus on the events which are already unfolding around her, we come to also understand that He comes bringing a certain knowledge or Ginosko which is a knowledge based also upon what we are experiencing. An experiential knowledge of the one who is here. As the teaching ministry of the Holy Spirit continued to teach, the bride was finally beginning to understand Who has come down, what He is and what He is doing in this Hour.
341980's-1990’s we come to focus on the Doxa of God, which are his opinions, his values, and his judgments. We come to find the more we focused on them the more those attributes of Christ could be seen manifested in the believers. The teaching began to be focused on laying in the presence of the son to ripen, and so the main focus was Him, and in that we begin to see who it was that actually came down. Thus the Godhead began to be expounded upon, partially because of the error among some preaching the parousia but actually teaching it wrong because they did not understand the Godhead. So the teaching ministry of the Holy Ghost began to focus on Who it is that came down, and in doing so, many aspects of Godhead began to be taught and understood by the believers. The problem was that in the teaching of the Godhead there was actually more opposition to the truth of the Godhead than there was against the understanding of the Appearing and Coming or the parousia teaching.
35Therefore instead of laying in the presence of the Son to ripen, it seemed more the teaching was based on proving the doctrine right, and instead of not entering into the fight, we all rolled up our sleeves, to prove we were right. Therefore, the laying in the presence to ripen seemed to have lost its focus and the teaching Doctrine of Godhead seemed to become the main focus.
37But we did see a gathering together during the 80-90's but it was a gathering to camps and doctrines instead of to Christ. And so this era was filled with the shout of "we are the gathering over here", and the others who pulled away said "we are the gathering," and to all it was a real time of immaturity and infighting in this Message.
38When the 2000’s came around brother Vayle was no longer teaching, Br. Colemen was no longer teaching, and one by one the teachers or those claiming to be The teacher all began to go off the scene. For many years health problems took the focus of these brothers and while they were focused on their own health those around them began to fall away from the doctrine and began to focus on earthly issues, or on the teacher they were following. In other Words they lost focus of Christ and placed them on the vessel. Now brother Vayle warned me years ago, saying, "get your eyes off the vessel and on the One who is using the Vessel."
39Instead of the Bride entering into her Parrhesia (her special rest and confidence in His Word). She became embroiled in earthly affairs. One camp got so intoxicated with human wealth that the FBI had to come in and stop the scams they were pulling to gain access to the retirements of many of their people. Other camps began falling apart from the shear greed of their leaders, until most of the camps are either hurting right now, or in complete finality.
41And as she comes to maturity she is beginning to understand her own role within the body of Christ and she is beginning to settle into her role. She now is capable of assessing her own position in the body, and her response will be towards Him and Him alone for He is the Word.
43Then in the mid 2000's the Lord begin to make a turn and those who were sensitive to the Holy Spirit began to move with Him. As brother Vayle said at his own kitchen table, "we are turning a corner but how many of them will turn that corner with us." we were focusing our talks at that table to what the Lord is doing right now in each of us, and as he said, "Hebrews 6, when Paul says let us go on to perfection, he is saying, quit fussing who is right and who is wrong, and start living the life."
44During those years there were many issues which had come into the churches which caused those churches to loose sight of the whole purpose of knowing the relationship between the Father and son, and that was so that we might become like the son himself and allow him to live our lives for us.
45But those who did not make the turn continued to pound forth the doctrine as though it alone was the answer. But a strange thing happened along the way. They who were so hard against others who did not understand the Godhead, began to loose sight of the doctrine of Christ and began to teach strange doctrines of the flesh such as whether to eat meat or not eat meat.
46Therefore if the brethren had been aware, that any issue that pops it head up now, must also have popped its head up back in the alpha, for the Alpha must repeat itself in the Omega. And if we were aware of How it was dealt with in the alpha we would then know how to deal with it in the Omega.
48Turning northward P:30 [61-0129] 30 Don't fight one another. As long as the devil's got you fighting one another, he don't have to fight at all. He will set back and has a picnic, watching you fight one another, and laugh at you professing to have the Holy Ghost, and fighting one another.
49And he also said in his sermon Identifications 63-0123, 40 Now, Jesus gave us the Example of what we ought to be looking at, when He reflected His Life to us through the Word, what we should see. When we look into God's mirror, we should see ourself identified with Him. That is a perfect Example. 41 Now, but we find out that, as we go along through life, that our character molds the image that we are. Each one knows that. You, as you live, so is your character, molds you to what you are. Now, you have seen people that you just love to be around, yet they might not exactly be in—in your bracket of society. And, again, they might be of a different race, the colored, or the brown, or the yellow. But there just something about that character, that you just love to be in their presence. Because each person is a—a little dynamo of their own, and you—you put out an atmosphere. 42 And then you see people that were noble people, but yet you were always glad to get away from them. It's just they create such an atmosphere around where you are. Nothing against them, they're nice people, but you just don't like that atmosphere, they're in. And their character creates whatever they are, makes them what they are.
5058 You cannot, no way, ever produce a Character like that; only, accepting that Character in you. A church cannot do that. A creed cannot do that. A denomination cannot do that. An education cannot do that. It must be a Birth. It's got to be a dying out, and let God in, by the grace of Christ, mold this type of character in you, that you become Him, and your life and His is the same, then you are sons and daughters of God.
5270 Now, with our Message, can we stand by the looking glass of God's Word and see Christ reflect in our own lives then? Can we bear such, and the reproach of the Message that we're standing for here? Someone can say something about It, and yet you just don't open your mouth and say nothing about it. He was example, because God was reflecting His character in Him. And then if we're sons and daughters of God, God reflects His character in us, then we become like Him. That's my heart's desire. I think that's every believer's desire, is to become more like Him. 106 Oh, no other nature could do this. No. Cause, He was the molded perfect character of God.
53And we found brother Branham saying, pp 212 Notice. And the "Father that sent Me" went with Him. The Jesus that sends us goes in... "A little while and the world won't see Me no more, yet ye shall see Me, for I (personal pronoun, 'I 'the Person, Jesus) will be with you, even in you to the end of the world". "The works that I do shall you do also." Now, go back and see what He done; then see what you do, and then compare yourself."
54So lets turn in our Bibles in Romans chapter 14 and I will read this for you from the New International Version, because the wording is just so appropriate for what took place in this hour. and how did the apostle Paul handle it, because that is the way we should handle it.
55The Apostle Paul said, Romans 14: 1 Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters. So The Apostle Paul is telling us here that he is going to speak on how to handle such matters of disputation. 2 One man's faith allows him to eat everything, but another man, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables.
56Now, this is where we are at today. One says "only vegetables, and the other says anything goes". And the problem is that both sides of this issue are passionate about what they believe. But notice where Paul takes this argument. He does not take sides with one or the other, but rather he cautions the believers to be careful how they handle their own personal feelings on these issues. So he says, 3 The man who eats everything must not look down on him who does not, and the man who does not eat everything must not condemn the man who does, for God has accepted him.
57So we had two opposing views on the subject of eating meat in the early church. But Paul’s warning is not that they should eat or not eat. His warning is what are you doing with what you believe, and how is it affecting the operation of the Holy Spirit in your midst.
58Now, remember the Holy Spirit came down as a Dove and would only come down upon a lamb’s nature, because the dove and the lamb have the same nature. So this is where Paul takes this issue and really any other issue that would separate the church. Years ago in 1979 brother Vayle told me about a Baptist church that split because one part said you must eat only honey and no sugar at all. The others said no, sugar is OK, so the church ended up splitting over such a simple issue. And if the devil can get a church to split over that it shows they have already left The Faith. Now, when an issue can affect a group of people like that it shows they are not focused on the doctrine and have deviated from the Truth.
59Notice what Paul says here to those who are judging and condemning or those who are looking down their nose on the others. 4 Who are you to judge someone else's servant? To his own master he stands or falls. And he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand. 5 One man considers one day more sacred than another; another man considers every day alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. And that is just it. You must be fully convinced in your own mind.
606 He who regards one day as special, does so to the Lord. He who eats meat, eats to the Lord, for he gives thanks to God; and he who abstains, does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God. 7 For none of us lives to himself alone and none of us dies to himself alone. 8 If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. 9 For this very reason, Christ died and returned to life so that he might be the Lord of both the dead and the living.
62Brother Branham said, Rising of the sun 65-0418M P:31 Now, the very essence of the Message that was sent that, "He is risen from the dead," we, His beneficiaries, we, who share the resurrection with Him, draw benefits from this by proving to the world that He is alive. We cannot do it by word only; we cannot do it by some tradition of man; we only reflect exactly what we're pointing to. I'm afraid today that too many of us are not getting people to Christ. We're getting them to a church, to a theory, but we must get them to Christ. He is the only One, and the only One that has Life. "He that has the Son, has Life." And if the life of a man that's dead be projected in you, you will live the same life he lived. If the blood of a man was a certain type, and you took the blood from one man and changed the blood of the one man into another, he'd absolutely be that typed blood. And if your spirit that's in you is reckoned dead, and you are anointed with the Life that was in Christ is upon you... Romans 8:11 says, "If the Spirit that raised Christ from the dead dwells in you, It'll also quickens your mortal bodies," that same Life, them same powers, them same beneficiaries that He had here on earth from God. He redeemed you, a seed that was foreknown by God, whose names was put on the Lamb's Book of Life before the foundation of the world. And that Gospel Light of the resurrection, the confirmation of the Word... How did we know He was the Christ? Because He proved what He talked about. How will I know the Message of the hour? God proves what He promised and He talks about it.
64That is the admonition to the Church at Ephesus or in the Ephesian Church Age. They had left their first love which is the Doctrine of Christ. That is what Ephesus means. Relaxed and drifting, and so they left their first Love, the Revelation of Jesus Christ and went to humanistic issues such as meat or no meat.
65Then Paul said, 10 You, then, why do you judge your brother? Or why do you look down on your brother? For we will all stand before God's judgment seat. 11 It is written: 'As surely as I live,' says the Lord, 'every knee will bow before me; every tongue will confess to God. ' 12 So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God.
66You see, Paul is saying, Look people, get focused and quit looking down on each other and being so judgmental with each other. Just make sure your motives are right and all will work out in the long run. Nothing can separate you from the Love of Christ. And All
things shall work together for those that Love God and are the called according to His Purpose.
67Then he says, 13 Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in your brother's way. 14 As one who is in the Lord Jesus, I am fully convinced that no food is unclean in itself. But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for him it is unclean. 15 If your brother is distressed because of what you eat, you are no longer acting in love. Do not by your eating destroy your brother for whom Christ died. 16 Do not allow what you consider good to be spoken of as evil.
68So it all comes down to Love doesn’t it? If I do something that is hard for my brothers and sisters to understand why I would do it, then I will not do it at least in their presence. Years ago I had to face this issue first hand when I attended a church where the people were very young and spiritually babies because they were not being fed the doctrine of Christ. I wore clogs because I liked the way they felt on my feet. One day the pastors wife came to me and said she was offended because I was wearing that which she said pertained unto a woman. I told here that the clogs were originated in Scandinavia and over there the women’s clogs had a back on them above the heel of the shoe and the mens were open like the ones I wore, but I said, never the less, if it offends you that I wear clogs then I will not wear them and so should our attitude be. You see it is the weak Christian who can not make room for others being different, but the mature believer says, God does not look at every detail in your life, He looks at the condition of your heart. And so it should be with all of us.
69Finally Paul says, 17 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of 1)righteousness, 2) of peace and 3) joy in the Holy Spirit, Now, we could take a complete sermon on these three things, and perhaps some day we might, but then we see Paul say, 18 because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and approved by men. 19 Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.
71Now, Listen!!! He says Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. And what do people think they are doing when they make food their focus and not the Doctrine of Christ. Can eating meat or not eating meat give you a body change? Come on brothers and sisters? Paul’s entire admonition here has one purpose, to keep the peoples focus on Christ.
73Look, everything is OK to eat as long as it is sanctified by the Word of God and prayer. Unless you eating it causes someone else to loose their faith. You don’t live to yourself, and you certainly aren’t the only one affected when you die, so begin to live for others that Christ might live through you.
74You know meat was and still is an issue with some here in the states, but so is eating snake in Congo Republic. That same spirit came on some of the brothers and they asked me in a questions and answers session, they said, "Since we have come to the doctrine of this Message, some are saying it is no longer acceptable for us to eat snake, and others said, it is ok to eat snake. I could hardly believe what I was hearing and I had to laugh out loud because the same childish questions were the main talk back in some of the churches here in the states. The Apostle Paul went on to say, 21 "It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or to do anything else that will cause your brother to fall. 22 So whatever you believe about these things keep it between yourself and God.
75Let me repeat that because this is the attitude that was in Christ. 22 So whatever you believe about these things keep it between yourself and God. Blessed is the man who does not condemn himself by what he approves. Let the mind that was in Christ be in you. 23 But the man who has doubts is condemned if he eats, because his eating is not from faith; and everything that does not come from faith is sin.
76In closing let me read once again what our reaction should be. "Can we bear such, and the reproach of the Message that we're standing for here? Someone can say something about It, and yet you just don't open your mouth and say nothing about it. He was our example, because God was reflecting His character in Him. And then if we're sons and daughters of God, God reflects His character in us, then we become like Him. That's my heart's desire. I think that's every believer's desire, is to become more like Him."