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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. Wednesday night we spoke on the End-Time events from 1946 through the 1960's and then up to the present.
4Now, remember, when we began this study I read to you from the Rotherham Bible what he said concerning the word Parousia, what it meant and when it was to occur, and we noticed he defined it as The Presence of the Lord coming wherein would be an "epochal and stragetic season", The "season of His Presence". And the thing that stood out the most to me was his declaring that this season would be noted by a series of events would that take place, like a cluster, like a Roman candle. one event coming out of another event, then followed by another, and then another out of that until we would see a whole cluster of events. We also found out that brother Branham's termed it the great appearing of Christ.
5This is what J. B. Rotherham wrote in his Bible called The Emphasized Bible; "In this edition the word Parousia is uniformly rendered "Presence" ("Coming," as a representative of this word being set aside.)" "The Parousia,... is still in the future, and may therefore be enshrouded in a measure of obscurity which only fulfillment can clear away: In 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," (that's the vindication, which 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."
6From the chapter on the Introduction, Revelation of Jesus Christ CPT 1 brother Branham said, Though this volume will concern itself with various major doctrines (such as the Godhead, Water Baptism, etc.) found in Revelation, chapters One through Three, its main theme is the setting forth of a detailed study of the Seven Church Ages.
This is necessary in order to study and understand the rest of the Revelation, for out of the Ages come the Seals, and out of the Seals come the Trumpets, and out of the Trumpets come the Vials. Like the first burst of a Roman candle, the Church Ages come forth with a mighty initial illumination, without which there could be no further light.
7And if you have ever attended any great fire works, the best is saved for the last and the fireworks always ends with a huge display beginning with one lone Roman Candle going up, then out of it comes another and another until the whole sky is illuminated and then silence, constituting the end. And that is what we are now in the midst of at this moment.
10The Appearing is that portion of time or season, "an epochal season" whereby we are ushered into a transitory state, a rapture. It is the season where after coming out of Egypt so to speak they had to reach a point where their coming out turned into an entering in. To come out of Egypt was not enough. They had to enter in. It took the Holy Spirit in form of Pillar of fire to lead them into the promised land. As John the Baptist's ministry fore ran the first Coming, so too this ministry of Elijah in our day was to fore run the Second Coming of Christ. An introduction. Johns ministry was not The Coming, but The Coming of Christ was subsequent to it Then, as you can see, there is a difference between the appearing and the coming, as Brother Branham said in the Message End-Time Evangelism" he said "Now, we have already seen and are witnessing the appearing of the Lord.
12Now 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."
13And from his sermon, Convinced and then concerned 62-0521 P:31 Now, John was so sure that he was going to see the Messiah, till he said, "He's in our midst now." Now, watch. Notice. There's a great big difference in the sign of Jesus appearing, and then Jesus coming. There's two different words, means two different things: the appearing of the Lord, and the coming of the Lord. Now, the appearing of the Lord is now, when He's appearing in His people, His Spirit working among them, proving that it's Him with them, getting them ready for the rapture, for the coming of the Lord to catch away His, the Bride (See?): the appearing and the coming. All right. Now. Now, the thing we have to do if we can believe it, and be concerned about it, first we've got to be convinced that it is God. Then when we're convinced, then we are concerned.
15He says that The Appearing is a sign of His Coming. Then he reminds us of the parable of the thief, "if the good man had known what hour the thief was coming he would not have suffered his house to be broken into."
16So in essence he is instructing u to be watchful, vigilant and careful. And this 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 not the event itself."
17Now, remember the events unfold in 1 Thessalonians 4;13 to 18, which are a shout, a voice and a trump, which is what the Lord Himself does. So if he does them, then they can not be done without His presence being there to do them. But notice in Chapter 5 Paul tells us more about the time of these three events.
181 Thessalonaians 5:1 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. 2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. 3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
19Now, notice it is not you and I that say peace and safety, but he says when they say it then sudden destruction cometh, and they shall not escape. So what we have to understand about these events is that they involve two groups of peoples. One who will be saved from the destruction that comes, and the other who will be destroyed.
21Now, notice the language Paul uses here. He says, "But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief." In other words, " 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", and that is the same language he used in 1 Thessaolonians 4:13. And then he goes on to tell us about three events that we need to be aware of, a Message, a resurrection, and a trump, and they all make up an epochal season.
22I Thessalonians 5:5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. 6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. 7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. 8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. 9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, 10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. 11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify (build up) one another, even as also ye do. 12 And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; 13 And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves. 14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men. 15 See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.
23Now, the Wuest translation of 1 Thessalonians 5 reads this way. But concerning the duration of the successive intervals of time, and the epoch-making periods of time, brethren, you have no need that I should be writing unto you, for you yourselves know positively that the day of the Lord comes in the same manner as a Thief in the night. etc.
24And he warns them to be on the alert, to know, and to understand what this season, this epochal season will bring forth, both for them who believe bringing them a way of escape, but for all others it will bring forth a complete destruction.
25Now, how is it that Paul understood what was going to eventually happen in this end time, nearly 2,000 years before we are actually seeing it coming to pass? Because this is the law of Blessing and Cursing that God gave through Moses in Deuteronomy 28. And anyone who claims to know their Bible would understand that what we are seeing in this hour is the complete fulfillment of Deuteronomy 28, The Book of Two laws, the law of Blessing and the law of the Curse. and it all comes as a result of your attitude towards the Word.
26And if you would read Deuteronomy 28 which we do not have time this morning to do, you will see the first 14 verses show us what the blessings will be and the entire rest of the chapter 54 more verses show what the curses will be.
29And a season: is simply a period of time, so it is not a flash, but a season is marked by certain events, fall for example is a season marked with colors in the trees as the leaves are dying. The air is cooling and the weather is dryer, and the air is clear. The winter season also is marked with a different characteristics in the weather. In the northern hemisphere we see snow, in the southern hemisphere there is cold and lots of rain.
31And the word epochal comes from the root epoch which is a period of time considered in terms of noteworthy and characteristic events, developments, persons, etc. Such as the characteristics and persons mentioned in the book of Malachi the fourth chapter. The person mentioned is Elijah, and the events mentioned are the restoration of the hearts of the children to the Fathers, and their being saved from the wrath of God. But complete destruction of those whose hearts are not restorable. so we see the events of a Message to restore the hearts, we see a rejection of that Message, we see a saving and we see a destruction for those not saved.
33Now, remember, brother Branham cautioned us to remember that the Appearing and Coming are in fact two different words and two different events. He says that it is a sign of His Coming. And he reminded us of the parable of the Thief as Paul also warned us to be ever vigilant for he said, "if the good man had known what hour the thief was coming he would not have suffered his house to be broken into". And the sign of the Appearing is a sign given that an epochal and strategic season is in process or in motion. But remember, it is a sign only, it is not the event itself.
34And in 1 Peter we see that Peter deals with the time and season of the rapture in a manner as he does in 2 Peter 1:1-11, but in the rest of 2nd Peter he goes into the full mechanics which are left out in 1 Peter.
37Now, before we begin to look at the time of the resurrection, we must understand there are events happening right now that are being set up for the time of the resurrection and rapture of the church.
38Let me just name a few.
1) We've already mentioned an Epiphanaea of Christ and we saw it.
2) We've already mentioned the Apokalupsis of Christ which was his unveiling, or revealing himself in this hour.
3) Then there has been a Phaneroo of Christ as he revealed himself in his true character,
4) But there must also be a Phaneroo of the Bride of Christ. as Paul said, "when Christ who is our Life shall Phaneroo, so shall we also phaneroo with him in the same doxa", the same values, the same opinions, the same judgments. Colossians 3:4 And the word Phaneroo means to manifest in ones true character. so there has to be a Phaneroo of God which was in His prophet to us, and then there has to be a response, and that is God working in us to will and to do. The same God who worked through His prophet now "working in You to will and to do". Because it's the same Life, "when Christ who is our Life" see, then if it phaneroo'd in one vessel then that same life must also phaneroo in any other vessel that same life comes into.
39As brother Branham said, in describing the Appearing, he said, There's two different words, means two different things: the appearing of the Lord, and the coming of the Lord. Now, the appearing of the Lord is now, when He's appearing in His people,(and people is plural, many. Then he says,) His Spirit working among them, proving that it's Him with them, (notice His spirit working among them is God through His prophet, proving that it's Him with them, is God vindicating His prophet, but notice what it is for? He says,) getting them (plural, not singular, but getting them the bride) ready for the rapture, for the coming of the Lord to catch away His, the Bride (See?): the appearing and the coming. All right. Now. Now, the thing we have to do if we can believe it, and be concerned about it, first we've got to be convinced that it is God. Then when we're convinced, then we are concerned.
405) We've already mentioned that a time of gathering together is a characteristic or an epoch of the season, Israel gathered to her homeland, The Bride gathered to the Word, and the anti Christ people gathered politically into the United nations and spiritually in the world council of churches. But not only an epoch but many events are associated with this time of gathering.
416) We saw a season of healing campaigns, the true Vine and the false Vine, both with healing campaigns to identify the Presence of the Great Physician as we saw in Malachi 4:2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. And we know that William Branham interpreted that scripture to us in his sermon, What is the attraction? 65-0725E P:48 Let us turn over to another Scripture in the Old Testament, Malachi, the 4th chapter, and read that little 4th chapter....But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness rise with healing campaigns, healing in his wing;... you shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall...
438) Another event we have will be the adoption of children to Jesus Christ. We know this will be completed at the time of the resurrection when we receive the change of the body as Paul said in Romans 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the first-fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body. And in Ephesians 1:14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
44But we know that we already have the spirit of adoption in us, as Paul said in Romans 8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
46Hear ye Him 57-0322 P:42 The father taken his son, which had been his son since birth. Now, if the son had not been a good child, it would never have any inheritance. That's right. It just went on as a son. But the father couldn't trust the child; he had no inheritance.
47Hear ye Him 62-0711 P:52 Now. Notice in the Old Testament now, this boy when he was born into a family... Now, the first thing the father did after he got old enough to begin to be taught... Now, he's a son when he's born, certainly. He's the family name. He's got it. But he has no inheritance yet. He has to find out what kind of a person that's going to be before he has an inheritance.
48Hear ye Him 60-0313 P:30 And then if that child (that son) did not obey and was not obedient child, it never was no more than a son; it remained a son, but yet it had no inheritance. Now, we don't want to stay in that place. The church ought to be a thousand miles up the road farther than it is tonight. The Pentecostal blessings has been falling on the people here in America for fifty years; and if anything, we're dwindling instead of going on. "What are you preaching such as this for, Brother Branham?" I want to see the church of God in deep sincerity; I want to see the old fashioned prayer meetings. I want to see them times when they can't leave church; they just stay all night, and pray, and fast, and call out till God answers. Instead of that, it seem like love has dwindled away from us. The love of God... just love...Why, a real Christian can hardly wait: when the bell rings, he's got the front seat, and there ready with the song book in his hand. But now, we say, "Oh, my, I don't know." Oh, blest be the tie that binds Our hearts in Christian love; The fellowship of kindred minds Is like to that above. When we asunder part, It gives us inward pain; But we shall still be joined in heart, And hope to meet again. That's the way real Christianity is a living experience. Pentecost is not a denomination; Pentecost is an experience that anybody can have if they'll wish to have it. It's something that you experience, the Holy Spirit.
49Hear ye Him 60-0313 P:37 Now, you see, Jesus had proven to God that He'd been the right kind of Son. And God took Him up on the top of the mountain, brought witnesses out there--heavenly witnesses and earthly witnesses--and He clothed Him in immortality. When they looked up, they said, "His garments shined like the sun." A supernatural something taken place. His garments glistened like the sun in its middle of the day, as white as they could be. God placed on Him the robe of immortality, showing that He had received Him. That's the thing that God will do to His sons here on earth some day. He will call you aside, Church, if you'll only obey Him and stay on the Word and believe it. And He will place into the Church, before the coming of Jesus Christ... He will place into the Church... All the powers that Christ had in Him will be in the Church. All that God was, He poured into Jesus; all that Jesus was, He pours into the Church. God wanting His work done, He sent it into His Son; the Son wanting the work done, sent it into the Church. "At that day you'll know that I'm in the Father, the Father in Me, and I in you, and you in Me." At that day, because the same power of God, was in Jehovah God, rested in Jesus Christ. The same power that rested in Jesus Christ, rests in the placed sons in the body of Christ.
50So we see this is still part of the cluster of events constituting the Parousia or Appearing of Christ. And we are yet to see this in the church, as he said here. I know we've seen it in the prophet, but remember he was like the first fruit offering, and so we are looking for God to see His own Life manifested in His Bride as he did in the prophet, and in His own son.
51But brother Branham was looking for the capstone ministry of the bride as we see in his sermon, the Paradox 64-0418B P:79 Look at those four patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph. Abraham, calling, Isaac, election, (or vice versa) Abraham, election, and Isaac, calling, Jo--Jacob, grace, Joseph, perfection. Nothing against him. That's God working His way out. Watch. Luther, Wesley, Pentecost, and the capstone, when the church and the Word becomes the same: same thing exactly, perfectly.
5210) Another Event we are waiting on is the capstone ministry of Christ in the bride, as Paul said, we must put on Christ and grow up into Christ, and as John said 1 John 4:17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. This doesn't speak of the Millennium, it speaks of in this world we will be as he is.
531 John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear,(phaneroo) we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifies himself, even as he (God) is pure. And how do we purify ourselves? By the washing of water by the Word.
55Stature of a perfect man 62-1014M P:140 When a man or woman possess this, then the Capstone comes down and seals them into the Kingdom of God which is the Holy Ghost. Then the Word, coming from here, manifests Itself through each one of these beings (See?), and makes its complete being a tabernacle of the living God, a walking, living example of Christianity. What Christ was, these people are, because His Life is in here; they are in Christ, and their life is dead and hid in Christ through God, and sealed in there by the Holy Ghost: I Corinthians 12. That's right. See? You reckon yourself dead. Then you're born of faith, then virtue, and these other things that's added to you till you're a perfect living image of God.
5711) And while we are on this thought of not receiving the change of the body until we have manifested ourselves as obedient sons, as Brother Branham said, we've got to be the right kind of son, so that takes us to the next event which is the manifestation of the sons of God. So I see this manifestation as our conforming tot he Image of the first born son as we see in Roman 8.
58Romans 8:16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: 17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.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. 20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, 21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. 23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.... 29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
59So we see another series of Events is the manifestation of the sons of God. As I mentioned before, I have several quotes where this seems to be placed in the millennium by brother Branham but then we have several quotes where he places this manifestation of sons in this hour before the body change. So we have to take all of them and learn to balance out our doctrine with all the prophets have said. Not just select the ones that fit our doctrine, but make our doctrine to fit the quotes and scriptures.
60Now, during this time of the Shout there is a whole lot of things that have to take place including the Spirit of Adoption which is the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation in the knowledge of Him that we have already discussed, then the manifestation or revealing of the sons of God as brother Branham said, we come to a place where those who see us can see the Life revealed in us, and manifested through us that we are sons of God, getting us ready for the physical adoption, the change of the body change. That is to take place this side of the resurrection, when sons will manifest themselves and find their right position in the body of Christ. Then the fullness of the adoption when we receive our body change, as Paul said, "The adoption to whit the redemption of our body."
61Now, as for the manifestation of the sons of God, brother Branham says some things that seem to place this side of the resurrection and some things that seem to place it in the millennium. Let me read for you some things he says that seems to go either way, and then give you what I think he is saying.
62Adoption or placing 60-0522E P:44 Go right back to Genesis, to the original; what is it? Now, the world and nature is groaning, crying; everything's a moving what? For the manifestation of the sons of God, when true sons, born sons, filled sons speak and their word is backed. I believe we're on the border of it right now. Yes, sir. Say to this mountain, let it be so." Brother, I desire so-and-so, a certain thing done. I'm a believer in Jesus Christ.""I give it to you in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ." There's a manifestation." Oh, brother, my crops are burning up out yonder. I haven't had any rain." "I'll send you a rain in the Name of the Lord God...?... bless your crop." Oh, waiting, groaning, all nature, waiting for the manifestations of the sons of God. God ordained it at the beginning. He gave man the domain.
63Now, we all know that took place in the life of William Branham. Look at Haddie Wright and others who were give life, the fishes given life, etc. As for the illustration brother Branham spoke of with rain, I had an experience years ago on my way to Rapid City South Dakota back when I was about 25, I was driving through South Dakota and they had been hit with a real hard drought. I stopped into a small restaurant along the side of the road, and ordered a hamburger. As I waited for it to cook, I over heard the farmers talking about how bad the drought was. I didn't say anything to them, I just listened. So as I got my hamburger from the cook, I turned to walk out the door, and I heard myself say to the man sitting at the table, "You will have your rain", and I opened the door and walked out to my car. And as I got in the car and drove away, within a minute or so after speaking those words, the rain started coming down real good.
64When the rain started I said to myself, "the Bible says you will entertain angels unawares". I wonder if those men thought that young guy who told them they will get the rain they needed was an angel? I've always wondered about that.
65I remember another time we were to get off work at Otis Elevator in Bloomington Indiana and about a half hour before we were to go home a huge rain storm like a monsoon, huge drops of rain suddenly broke out. We finished our work as the rain beat against our windows and as it got time to leave, no one wanted to go out in that drenching rain. So a guy I worked Gary Morgan, he came up to me and he said, "I know you talk to God a lot, could you ask him to stop the rain long enough for us to get to our cars?" I said, sure it won't hurt to ask. And so I bowed my head and asked our father God to stop the rain long enough for us to get to our cars, and within seconds the wind stopped blowing, the rain stopped coming down and then we ran out of that place like a bullet and got to our cars. A few minutes later the storm started up again.
66Now, look, I don't claim to be a manifested son, at least not like we will be with our body change in the Millennium, but I do believe that we are supposed to manifest ourselves as sons of God, and so we do what sons of God do. We live like sons of God because that is what we are. And he promised us that whatsoever we ask he would do it. So I am not ashamed of that. And I do not know why men would be ashamed of that? Now, that doesn't mean that we have what we may manifest over there saying to this mountain move over here and all, but if we are not manifesting ourselves as sons of God in an obedient manner then how do we expect to receive a body change which is the consummation of our adoption. And besides, brother Branham said concerning what Jesus said, "if you say to this mountain, move and don't doubt in your heart you can have what you ask." And he said, If your motive and objectives are right, you can say move and it will move. Not all at once but the next day one grain of sand may move, and then the next day another grain of sand, but it will move because your motive and objective were right.
68Position in Christ 60-0522M P:111 I want us to see how well you know your Scripture. Tell me when I get off the line. And He said unto the them, "Go ye into all the world, preach the Gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved. He that believeth not shall be damned. These signs shall follow them that believe; In My Name they shall cast out devils (Is that all true?), speak with new tongues, take up serpents." Now, I'm going to quote to you in Matthew...Now, and listen. I ask any historian. Now, this is on tape; this goes to all the world. I ask any historian to come to me and bring me any text of Scripture, any text of--or not Scripture, any text of Scripture or any history, any verse of history that ever showed that any Protestant, that anybody ever baptized in the name of "Father, Son, Holy Ghost" until the Catholic church ordained it in the Nicene Council. Now, that's on tape; it goes across the world, thirty-seven different languages they're translated in. I'll pay your way across the ocean. That's right. "Father Son, and Holy Ghost" is a false, bogus Catholic dogma, and not a Christian baptism. Right. Luther brought it from the Catholic church with catechism; Wesley adopted and come on. But this is the day of the manifestation of the sons of God, when the mysteries that been hid since the foundation of the world is to be made known. This is the hour. Sure.
69Manifested sons of God 60-0518 P:27 Now, and in the Bible, we're living in the last days, the top of the pyramid, the crossed fishes of the cancer age in the zodiac, in the time of the coming of the Leo the lion, in the capping Stone, and in the days of the manifestation of the sons of God in the Bible. See? See where we're at? We're right at the end time.
70Now, I have read three quotes where brother Branham said this is the day for the manifestation of the sons of God, and now I am going to read two where it appears from the quotes that we will manifest as sons in the millennium.
71To whom would we go 60-0606 P:61 The whole world is waiting for the coming of the Lord Jesus, when men will again take the domain on the earth here, and all trees and everything else will live, and all animal life and everything else, waiting for the manifestation of the sons of God. Oh, brother, this...
72This quote appears that the coming of the Lord Jesus is a precursor to the manifestation of the sons of God. But he is actually talking about the return to like it was in Eden, which is Millennium. But that does not negate our manifesting our selves as sons, because as we have already read the quotes and scriptures, that unless we manifest true sonship, we will not get a body change or inheritance.
73Questions and answers COD 62-0527 P:72 Where is that one that's going to sow that seed for that end-time church? Where is that ripening seed, that promised Elijah? And immediately after his days shall the great tribulation set in and burn the earth. And then at the return of the church and the Bride, the Bride and Christ shall walk out upon their ashes in the millennium, when the earth is purified by fire. And there they shall reign. And the heathens that's never heard the Gospel shall be raised in that time, and the sons of God will be manifested. If he's to reign, he's got to have something to reign over; he's got a domain. "And they ruled and reigned with Christ," and Christ ruled with a rod of iron the nations. Then the Gospel... Then the manifested sons of God with the authority just like He had when He was here (See?), there will come the millennium in that reign (See?), upon the ashes.
74Hear ye Him 60-0806 P:46 God put people on the earth, man to control the earth. The Bible said that a man is a god. Did you know that? He sure is. Jesus said, "Is it not written in your laws, that you are gods?" And if they're gods, the prophets, who in the Word God came to, how can you condemn Me when I say, 'I'm the Son of God?'" See? They're gods, fallen gods. They get a domain, the world. They're supposed to take care of it. The trees and the animal life, everything's waiting for the manifestation of the sons of God, when'll they'll be manifested on the earth. Oh come, Lord Jesus, is my prayer. Oh, for the great millennium when they'll be manifested. We're getting ready now for this time to come. The church has got to get ready.
75Now, as I see it, we are to press toward the mark of the high calling now, and what I believe we need for adoption is an obedient nature as any good son has. Remember, brother Branham taught us that unless we are the right kind of son, we will not be adopted. So that in essence is unless we manifest the right attitude as sons.
76Now, I know that manifesting obedience is what The Son of God manifested, and I know that he could do nothing of Himself but what God showed him to do. So as for us going around and rearranging nature to suite our own fancy, I do not see it. But should God call on us to do whatever pleases him to be done, then we already have enough power to create worlds into existence and go live on them according to Br. Branham, and Jesus himself who said, "if you have the faith to do it, you could say to this mountain be moved and don't doubt and it will move."
77God's prophet's all had that sort of faith. And beside until you manifest your sonship there is no way you will get a body change. So we are still waiting the Transformation Spiritual to finish, that is our laying in the presence of the son to ripen, then our body change at the voice of the resurrection, then the catching up.
78Now, remember each of these is a series of events, so we should not look for the resurrection to be instantaneous, because in Jesus day at the first half of the first resurrection, he spent 6 weeks with the brethren and the resurrected saints which had come up were seen by many witnesses.
79Wednesday night we will look at the time of the Resurrection, and the events that coi9ncide with it, because while we are going through that series of events there is a whole lot of economical catastrophe taking place in the earth that coincides with the going home of the gentile bride, as brother Branham explains in the first Seal.