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2291 Oh, the devil's howling about this. The manifested truth of the promise of the Word in Her alone... They don't have the answer. When Jesus come, why didn't those Pharisees...? He said, "If I cast out devils by the finger of God, who do you cast them out by?" He stood alone, and His Church stands alone. She's not hooked with nothing. But He was identified by God, being the body that God dwelled in, and the Church is identified by His Body doing the same thing. She is His Body, the manifested Truth of His promised Word for the last days. And She and She alone stands by it. That's why the devil is howling, these great organizations set up something to close her up. They'll never do it. She'll be taken up, not closed up.
3Notice, this manifestation of God in Christ and Christ in the church is completed by her doing what he did. That's John 14:12. Now, I know we stand alone on this but it matters not what men might say, because Jesus stood alone, and so must the bride stand alone.
4Palmerworm locust caterpillar 59-0823 P:100 How can you worship 'less you know what you're worshipping? How can you be spiritual 'less, you got the Holy Spirit in you? If you're all tied up with a bunch of church creeds...
6Notice he said, If you're all tied up with a bunch of church creeds it will make you act like church people, and dignified, and religious, and things like that. That's all good, moral acts. But, brother, you've got to be borned again by the genuine Holy Ghost that only comes by the Word of God. And the true Word of God, when It comes into you, It'll manifest the Truth. "He, the Holy Ghost, when He'll come, He'll testify of Me; He'll manifest Truth. He'll take the things that I have showed you--I've showed, took things that I have said, and will show them to you. The Holy Ghost will." What He'll do... There He is.
7Notice he said "all your creeds will do for you is to make you act like those who hold to the same creeds". There is a difference between the doctrine of Christ and the doctrine of some church. The doctrine of Christ is not a passive revelation, it is a dynamic experience with God.
8Jesus said in Mark 4:22 For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad. So if everything must be manifested, then why do men shy away from believing the bride is to manifest Christ Life.
9Jesus Himself said in his prayer to His Father, John 17:6 I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word. And if Jesus came in His fathers name and manifested his fathers name, what about us who call ourselves Christians?
11And this same John who quoted Jesus telling us that He will come to us and manifest Himself personally to us, also said, John 3:21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. Notice we are told the reason we come to the light is to manifest that our deeds have their source in God.
12Rising of the sun 65-0418M P:89 Well, how can the Bride come and fail to manifest everything was promised of Him, and the Groom come, and He wouldn't be the Bride? But when He did everything, even to proving it by raising Himself up from the dead afterwards, then don't the Bride have to do the same thing, have to be exactly what the Word said She'd be in these last day? Don't She have to return through Malachi 4? Don't She have to be manifested like it was in the days of Sodom? Don't the world and everything have to be just exactly like it is? Isn't these things a perfect identification of the Word of God made known to us?
13In other words, if the setting today is as it was when Sodom was burned, there was a man who came to Abraham and that man was God incarnate in a veil of flesh, and he discerned the thoughts and intents of the heart. Now if that scene is to take place again today, and it has, then there are two parts to that scene. There is one who has the sign of Messiah, and there are the ones who believed and received that sign of Messiah.
14There was God in flesh and there was Abraham. And so when brother Branham speaks of everything having to be the same, he's talking about the world has to be in a sodomite condition which it is, and there would be a ministry of God in flesh discerning the thoughts and intents of the heart, and there would be those who received the promised Word for that season which promised word was of receiving a promised son. First Abraham and Sarah had to believe it, then receive it and then act upon it to produce that child.
15Then if we are Royal seed of Abraham, then what Abraham manifested in his hour, we must also manifest in this hour. And he was not the one who came with the sign of Messiah, but he received that one didn't he?
16God's provided place of worship 65-0425 P:79 But He promised, just before the coming of the end time, the world would get like it was in Sodom, when a Man came down in human form, three of them, two Angels and God Himself. That was God; the Bible said it was. Now, He came down and He manifested Himself there, by turning His back to the--the tent where Sarah was, and told Abraham what Sarah was thinking in the tent. That right? Now, Jesus Himself said, "At the day when the Son of man is being revealed..." in other words, "the Son of man, the ministry of Jesus Christ Himself." The church will come through justification, through Luther; through sanctification, through Wesley; through the baptism of the Holy Ghost, or the Pentecostals; and grow right on into the perfection of the Son of man, that when Husband and Wife will be the same-self persons. God will be so manifested into His Bride, His church, till they'll both be the same. They are one. Now, you see where we're at.
17When they asked Jesus in John 6:28 Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? 29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.
18Christ is the mystery 63-0728 P:192 Now, you can see now the end time Message, why It's rejected. Can you? Now, no denomination, but the revelation of His mystery. See? No denomination, the revelation. God's not known by denomination. He's known by revelation. Look, God in His Body, Christ, and Christ in His Body, the Bride (Oh, my.) God made manifest in Christ; Christ made manifest in the Bride. And as God took from the body of Adam the woman and she fell, then God has took from the Body of Christ, His flesh, His Body, which is His Word, and is bringing a Bride out that won't fall by denomination or creed. No, sir. But She's coming back to the pure unadulterated Word of God being manifested. I hope every man that hears this tape and every woman will understand that. See? She's the second Eve, but She's not breaking and spoiling Her skirts of purity and holiness to Her Husband. She'll stay with this Word regardless of what anybody says.
19Things that are to be 65-1205 P:25 Now, if we are those attributes of God, we cannot live by creeds; we cannot live by denominationalism; we must live by the Word, because the Bride is a part of the Bridegroom like any wife is a part of her husband; therefore, we must be that Word Bride. And what is that Word Bride? The manifestation of this hour, the Bride, not a creed or denomination, but a living article of God, a living attribute of God displaying to the world the attributes of God in the formation of the Bride that's to be expressed in this hour that we're now living. Martin Luther could not express the attributes that we express, because that that was in the beginning, the resurrection, like the corn of wheat that went into the earth.
20Invisible union of the bride 65-1125 P:83 Malachi 4, Luke 17:30, St. John 14:12, Joel 2:38. Those promises is just exactly like John the Baptist identified himself in the Scripture. Jesus identified Himself, what did they say? "Away with such a person. John's a wild man." The church wasn't able to receive it. That's the pattern. Neither will the church receive it today. But to the elected, God's calling. To the elected, they know it. Calling the virtuous Bride, the Word, the last day church, the elected Lady of our Lord Jesus Christ, Word. If Jesus is the Word... How many believes that? All right. then the Bride is always part of the Bridegroom. So the Bride will not be a denomination; it'll have to be the Word manifested to be the Bride of Christ. He promised to do it. He said how He'd do.
21Choosing of a bride 65-0429E P:33 Remember now, a man and his wife are one. Would you join yourself to a person like that? If you would, it would certainly kinda disappoint my faith in you. And then how about God joining Himself to something like that, a regular denominational prostitute? You think that He would do it? "Having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof." He would never do it. She must have His character in her. The real true borned again church must have the character that was in Christ, because the husband and wife are one. And if Jesus did only that which pleased God, kept His Word and manifested His Word, His Bride will have to be of the same kind of character. She could not by no means be a denomination, because then no matter how much you want to say "No," she's controlled by a board somewhere that tells her what to do and what she can't do, and many times a million miles off the true Word.
23Well, the word "manifest" according to Webster's dictionary means: able to be seen : clearly shown or visible : easy to understand or recognize. readily perceived by the senses and especially by the sense of sight 2 : easily understood or recognized by the mind :obvious
24In other words, it's not a guessing game. It is "readily" or "easily" "perceived or understood". "It is easily seen." How many times I've had people come up to my family and say, I perceive you are a Christian.
25We find the Apostle Peter tell us in 2 Peter 1:3 According as his divine power (His Gospel, His Good News) hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and god-likeness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: 4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these promises ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
26The divine nature, the very character and life of the Divine. What a promise, and how can you have it and not manifest it? impossible. And I am afraid that many will come in that day and say Lord, Lord, did not I do this and that in your name, and he will say, "Depart from me, you that work iniquity, you that know to do right and you didn't do it, I never knew you."
27When Paul said in Hebrews 6 that we must leave aside the principles of the doctrine of Christ and let us go onto perfection, you know what he meant? Some say, it means to just stop fussing with one another. Well, that may be a nice thought, but God's vindicated prophet told us what it actually means.
28In His sermon where he explained Hebrews Chapter 6 57-0908E P:27 brother Branham said, "Paul said, "Let's go on to perfection now." We're talking about perfected, and if we'll run this down, you'll find out the perfected is the elected. I'll prove it to you in a few minutes by the Bible. It's the elected who God, before the foundation of the world seen every one of them. And He sent Jesus to redeem that people, not the whole world. He wanted to, but He had to make a way for those. And the only way He could do, was to send Christ, that He might come the propitiation of our sins, that those who've been elected, He could bring to Him in glory. Could you imagine God running His office so loosely, as to say, "Well, maybe somebody will think real sad about Me, and maybe they'll come and get saved." God don't have to beg you to do nothing. Any begging, you need to do the begging, not God.
29So in laying aside the principles or elementary rudiments of the doctrine of Christ let us go on to election. I love that. That's is those who were in Him, Ephesians 1:3-4 before the foundations of the world.
31Too many people have a wrong conception of Christianity. They think to be saved you have to look through brother so and so's eyes. You have to think like he thinks, and that is so contrary to what Christianity is all about.
32Second handed robe 56-1206 P:29 Christianity is not a mimic; it's a life. Christianity comes by a birth that when you're borned again of the Spirit of God and become a new creature in Christ Jesus. Old things are passed away and all things become new.
33Hidden life with Christ 56-0213 P:50 Christianity is a sacrificed life, hidden life with God through Christ, sealed by the Holy Ghost. Amen. That's what the real Christian life consists of: Not of how well you can do this, or how well you can sing, that's all right, how well you can preach, that's fine. But that isn't it. It's a hidden life, consecrated, the veil, curtain's dropped around you, and you're dead and you're buried, and you're hid in God through Christ and sealed in there by the Holy Ghost. Amen.
36Turning northward 61-0129 P:40 Christianity is a borned again experience, the baptism of the Holy Ghost it'll...?... for fellowship and love and tolerance. And the Holy Spirit takes over the church, and does great things.
38Questions and answers COD 61-1015M P:121 Christianity is based upon, to help one another, do for one another, be kind to one another, understanding to one another. Now, if you see your neighbor's mistake, you see where they've went wrong, don't go wrong with them, but just pray for them. Just keep praying, and God will understand that. He'll make everything right.
39Church choosing law for grace 61-0316 P:44 Remember the other brother's pulling for some cover too. The blanket's big enough for both of you. God made it that way. Don't jerk it all and wrap yourself up in it and say, "Freeze to death." If you're cold, let me help you. When it comes to a place you don't want to help a fallen brother... You think he's fallen, help him some way; stand between the gaps. Gap up the way with love. That's the cement that puts the church of God together, is the cement of God's holy love among brothers. "This will all man know you're My disciples" when you belong to the Assemblies? All man know you're My disciples when" 'cause you're Oneness, cause you're Church of God? "This will all man know you're My disciples when you have love one for the other." That's when we'll know; that's when the world will know that we're Christians. That's when the world will know that we're brethren and sisters, when we have love one for another. That's the mark of Christianity, is love one for another. When we get that, then God will begin to work among us and bring us milk, honey, great things. Why, it's good when we find what God's plan and move into it.
40That day on Calvary 60-0925 P:44 Oh, you feel that blessed Spirit, that life, "Not me that liveth," said Paul, "but Christ liveth in me." Just so automatic..."Well, I tell you, Brother Branham. We are Christians here. We help these people. We help them people." Oh, my, shame on you. That's not Christianity. Christianity is just automatically got a--it's to be done. And you just forget about, all about... Go do it. Christ just completely surrendered His Life to God. He gave Hisself as a public Servant to the people. He gave His Life freely. He didn't have to do it. He didn't begrudgingly do it. He didn't say, "Now, brother, you all ought to think a whole lot of Me, because I come to die for you." He never said a word about it. He died anyhow, because it was God in Him. It's God in you. It's God in me that makes us look at others.
41Christ is identified the same 64-0415 P:14 We have so many different forms of it that we call Christianity, but there's one Christianity. Christianity is not a denomination; it's not a group of people. Christianity is a Person; that's Christ. And you are His subject.
42Calling Jesus on the scene 64-0319 P:22 Now, you know, Christianity has changed so much in these last days. Now, you've got to baby a person, promise them a whole lot, give them a whole lot to make them believe, come to church, and promise them that they'll have better associates and everything. That's not Christianity. Christianity is not babied. Christianity is rugged. Right. It's a... Christianity is not a hotbed plant. A hotbed plant is a hybrid plant mostly. You have to spray it all the time to keep the bugs off of it. That's because of its weakness. And that's the way you have to do with a lot of Christians: kind of spray them with a lot of promises. You don't need it. A real, genuine, healthy plant don't need any spraying. The bugs stay off of it.
43Queen of Sheba 60-0401E P:17 That's the only way you can be saved, is by faith. You've got to look at the unseen. And a whole armor of Christianity is supernatural. The people... How that a man can say that he believes in God, and preaches in a church, and says he does not believe in the supernatural, when the full armor of God, the full armor of Christianity, is supernatural? What is the armor of Christianity? Love, joy, peace, long-suffering, goodness, meekness, patience, faith, Holy Spirit: all those things are supernatural. What is love? What is joy? Go down to the drug store and buy me a quarter's worth of it; I need it right now. See? You can't buy love, joy, peace, long-suffering, goodness, patience, gentleness, faith. You can't buy it; it's supernatural. And the whole armor of the Christian is supernatural, and we're bidden by the Scriptures to put on the whole armor of God. Be girded about--the whole armor.
44The problem is that we are given just a measure while Jesus had it without measure. But just because you have love in a measure, or joy in a measure, and peace in a measure, or goodness in a measure, or long suffering in only a measure, doesn't mean that you have not put on the whole armor of God.
46Hear ye Him 57-0519A P:10 But you'll never isolate yourself and get anything from God, 'cause we've got to not imitate, impersonate. You've got to have it. That's exactly right. There's too much pretension of Christianity, pretending, so-called Christianity. But Christianity is not nothing you pretend; you've got to have it. You've got to have it. The devil knows whether you've got it or not. He knows all about it. No matter how much you can put on a great psychological effect on the outside, the devil knows just how deep that is, and he stand and laugh at you. Certainly. He knows he has got you whipped to begin with. But when God, in the stillness of His Spirit, has placed it in you, the devil can't stand on that ground. He can't guile that sand with his dirty hoofs. Certainly. He can't come to that place, because it's a place where God and man meets alone. See? Now, like the Son of God, like all the water that was in the whole world was the Spirit that was within Him. He had the Spirit without measure; we have It by measure. Is that the scripture? All right.
47Elijah and Elisha 54-0304 P:17 but a Christian is an individual experience, a man borned again of the Spirit of God makes a Christian, not a cold confession, going to church and living... Your fruits tells what you are. Is that right? It's true.
49I will restore 53-1110 P:7 Therefore, Christianity is based on resurrection, that when we come back to this earth again, I won't be some kind of an angel with wings a flopping. I'll be a man just like I am now, resurrected.
50Be not afraid 63-0607 P:43. Christianity is self-denial. Take up your cross daily. Follow Him. Die out to the things of the world. And when all condemnation is gone, "There is therefore now no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus." How do you get into Him? By joining? No. Shaking hands? No. By a union? By education? "By one Spirit we are all baptized into one body." By Holy Spirit baptism we're in Christ, and "There's no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus, that walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit."
51Awakening Jesus 63-0117 P:10 The whole armor of Christianity is faith. Everything that we have is unseen. The only things that's real is unseen, unexplained. The things that can be explained are not real. They're superficial and die. But the things that cannot be explained are immortal, the whole realm. Look at the armor of Christianity. Love, what part of you is love? Love, joy, faith, long-suffering, meekness, patience. See? None of those things... You can't see them. They're unseen, but yet we believe them. Love never dies. Faith is a--is the victory. We believe things that we don't see.
54Corinthians book of correction 57-0414 P:18 Now, Paul was trying to get this to those Corinthians. Moreover brethren, I would have... wouldn't have you ignorant, how that... our fathers were all under the cloud, and... passed through the sea;And were baptized unto Moses...Every one of them went into the wilderness. Jesus said, "Not all that saith, Lord, Lord, will enter in; but the one that doeth the will of My Father, which is in heaven." It isn't what you say. You could preach the Gospel and still be lost. Certainly. This is not just little kid stuff. This is absolutely... It's deep. And Christianity is not to be a little like...?... saints, like, "Well, I'll go over to church, and I know it's my duty to go." That's not Christianity. Brother, Christianity isn't... It's something that God has done. God has chosen you in Christ and presented you as a love gift to Christ. And it's God calling, election.
55Sir we would see Jesus 63-1112 P:37 God humbles Himself. God is humility. The man that can humble himself is on his road up. He that exalts himself is on the road down always. So we must remember that you... Christianity is not pushing ahead, and trying to get ahead of this fellow, but stepping back and taking the back seat (See?), letting the other fellow go on; that's Christianity. Humble yourself. "If they sue you at the court, and takes your coat, give him the cloak also. If he compels you go a mile, go two. If he smites one cheek, turn the other." He was our Example in every way what we should be. And if that Life can reflect in us, people will see Christ in you (You see?), when they can see that.
56And brothers and sisters that is what brother Branham was talking about when he speaks of the bride manifesting the character of Christ. Remember manifest means it is easily seen. So when they revile you do you revile back? Jesus didn't.
57Pardoned 63-1028 P:53 Now, if the Bible predicts that the hour would come when the church would get in the same tradition they was there by their rituals... Here it is again, a traditional religion, powerless. "Oh," they said, "them were communists." No, they wasn't. "Having a form of godliness..." They go to church; they join church; they try to make a long showing that they go to church and things and go out and live different. There's no fire in their soul. There's nothing; they're not interested in anybody else. "Everybody else can die and go if they want to. We feel that we're saved. Let the rest of them go." That isn't real Christianity. Christianity is go after the lost. Go get that brother. Go do something about it. And we stand and fold our hands, even if we claim that we are saved, and see men and women dying on every hand.
60Images of Christ 59-0525 P:20 What a difference of the so-called reflecting Christian today. What a difference. Why, the so-called Christian today wants to be served. Oh, he begins to think that he's somebody. What a difference from it was with His... reflecting Him. He never come to be ministered to, but He come to minister. "Let he that's greatest among you, be the servant of them all."And we have seen today, that our modern trend of Christianity is, "I'm somebody, and you're nothing." Oh, It's wrong. It should not be that way. We are trying to reflect Christianity in the wrong way. God doesn't want us to do it that way. He... We sing the song, "To Be Like Jesus." But when it comes to humble our pride, and to get down like He did, then we draw a line. And in doing so, man has formed denominations that they can separate themselves, seemingly not having the Spirit, as the Scripture says. They separate themselves, "We belong to a certain-certain church. It's a bigger church. It's a better church. Our denomination is a greater denomination." That doesn't act like Jesus. That doesn't reflect His love and His personality. He came to the lowest, to the street harlot, to the beggar, to the bum, and got right down in the dust with them. That's the Christian life. That's the way it should be, to reflect Him in that way.
61We would see Jesus 58-0501 P:9 We have taught Christianity in the line of psychology, many of us. And we've taught it in the line of some theology of our churches and our denominations. But let me say this: Christianity goes a million miles beyond that. Christianity is presenting a living and a present day Jesus, just the same as He was then, or the Scriptures are wrong. We must face the fact that Christ said these things.
62In John 14:12 Jesus said, whosoever believeth on me, the works that I do, shall they do also, and greater works shall he do for I go to my Father, 13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it."
65Jehovah Jireh 57-0106 P:15 And now, that's the way that Christianity is. When a man is, or a woman, or a child is borned of the Spirit of God, then everything you have need of in this world and the world to come, is given to you, when you receive the Holy Spirit. And you're planted in Christ. And to my estimation of Christ, He is the inexhaustible Fountain of Life. And you just are planted in Him, and drink, and drink, and push out, and drink, and push out, and drink, and push out. For everything you have need of, is in Him. The only thing you have to do, is get thirsty and go to drinking. And it'll produce just exactly what the seed is. If it's a promise, God promised to do it. God's obligated to it, and He will do it.
66Jubilee year 54-1003E P:48 And, today, that same kind of religion that we have, has branched off and branched off, till it's become so patterned till it's a Hollywood show almost. Now, you know that's the truth. And we go into a place, set up a big band of music, and play music, and carry on, and act like, pretending Christians. But go to them and cross one up one time, and watch what you get. See? Christianity is long-suffering, goodness, meekness, gentleness, patience. Is that right? "Christ, when He was reviled, He reviled not again." Is that right? Christianity is the life that a man lives. It's a personal experience...
67God's provided way of healing 54-0719A P:27 Now notice, and no man can have faith for healing until it's revealed to him by the Holy Spirit, that he's going to get well. You might stumble at it. You might go through life living a good Christian life. You might belong to some church. You might have a fine membership. You might be a moral character, and all of that, but brother, that still isn't Christianity. Christianity is when the Holy Ghost has taken full possession of you and you're led by the Holy Spirit. No matter how good, how moral, how good a church member... Cain was just as good as any church member. So was Esau, fine cultured gentlemen. So was Cain, very religious, believed in God, made sacrifice, built a church altar, done all the things that's religious, and God refused him. No man can say Jesus is the Christ, only by the Holy Ghost. Peter has been justified and believed on the Lord Jesus Christ. He'd even preached the Gospel, but Jesus told him, "After you are converted, then strengthen your brothers." See? "After you are converted..."Conversion is the Holy Spirit that moves the old nature out, and the new nature comes in which is the Holy Ghost. And when a man has truly been borned of the Spirit of God, he has Everlasting Life. Jesus said so. "He that heareth My Words, and believeth on Him that sent Me (No man can say it, except by the Holy Ghost.)... He that heareth My Words, believeth on Him that sent Me, hath Everlasting Life, and shall not come into condemnation or judgment, but has passed from death unto Life." That's what He said. I believe Him, don't you?
68Rising of the sun 65-0418M P:47 "I am He that was dead," so dead till the sun said He was dead; the moon said He was dead; the stars said He was dead; all nature said He was dead. And now, the whole world has to recognize that He's alive again. He was not only the Mechanics (God's Word), He was the Dynamics to prove It. And if He, being the Groom, the Bride has to come forth, 'cause It's part of Him. And It can only be the manifestation of the fulfilling of all of revelations and the others that spoke of the Bride. And It can only manifest... And if it does something different from the Groom, it isn't the Bride, because She's flesh of His flesh, bone of His bone, Life of His Life, power of His power. She is Him. As man and woman are one, and woman taken from his side, She has taken His Spirit (the feminish Spirit from Him), the flesh from His side, made both mechanics and Dynamics, the Wife--the Spirit of Him and the flesh of Him and put it together and made mechanics and Dynamics.
69Future home 64-0802 P:127 Now, the Methodist said, "When you shout you got it." Lot of them shouted and didn't have it. The Pentecostals said, "When you speak in tongues you got it." Many speak with tongues and didn't have it. Look how all kind of forms those Pharisees had, but when the Word was made manifest, they didn't recognize it. See? And if you are the Bride... The Bride is a part of the Husband. And if, the only place that you'll ever recognize it, is recognize what part of that Husband, that Word, you are, or you can't recognize being the Bride. How many sees that? See, see? You have to recognize your position. You can't recognize somebody else's.
70Listen, this is why I am so opposed to those people who have put up a fence around brother Vayle, or brother Branham, because if you do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ yourself, it matters not whose coat tail you may ride on, because it won't do you one spec of good. You'll be lost just the same. Unless you are born again you will in no wise enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. No new birth, no personal relationship with Jesus Christ, no rapture. It's just that simple.
71Identified Christ of all ages 64-0409 P:79 Heavenly Father, we are grateful to see the risen Messiah. Nineteen hundred years of all kinds of theology and movements, but still in the darkness of all of it, You promised that You would appear here in the last days in this Sodom day, and You'd make yourself known to the children of Abraham, the called, the elected. And here You are tonight after nineteen hundred years, You're just as much alive tonight, as You was when You talked to the woman at the well. It's God manifested in flesh, now in the flesh of His Bride. For the Bride and the Husband is the same-self flesh. These two are One. And the church is becoming the Bride all the time by believing the Word, so that the Word and the Church becomes the same, the Word in the Church making it the Bride, the last sign, God identifying Himself, the Word in the church.
72Third Exodus 63-0630M P:44 The Life of the Messiah manifested making a church ready, a Bride... A woman marry a man and disagreeing with him, it would be some kind of a fuss continually. But when a man and his wife, his girl friend, his espoused, when they're in perfect harmony like one soul and one mind, because they're going to be one flesh... Then when the church can get in such harmony with God until the manifestation of the Bridegroom is manifested in the Bride, because they're going to be One... Oh, what a great lesson.
73Works is faith expressed 65-1126 P:127 Then the works that the Holy Spirit is doing today by these visions never failing, promises never failing, all the apostolic signs promised in the Bible of Malachi 4, and, oh, the Revelations 10:7, all of that is being fulfilled and proved by scientific, every other way. And if I haven't told you the Truth, these things would not happen. But if I have told you the Truth, they bear record that I've told you the Truth. He's still the same, yesterday, today, and forever, and the manifestation of His Spirit is catching away a Bride. Let that faith, revelation, fall into your heart, that this is the hour.
74Now, what does this mean? the manifestation of His Spirit is catching away a Bride. It means the manifestation that we saw of God working and manifesting Himself through a man in this hour, is what will catch away or rapture a Bride. And if that same Spirit be in you that raised up Jesus from the grave it will also quicken your mortal body.
75Events made clear by prophecy 65-0801E P:14 It's the complete Body of Jesus Christ. And in Christ, being the Male, the Groom, the Bride is represented in Him also. And these two are one. "At that day you'll know that I'm in the Father, the Father in Me, I in you and you in Me." What a complete picture. And the true believers in this Word, who accept It that way, believe It, and with patience wait for It's prophesied promises, every one of them to be manifested in its age. Every believer has watched for it. Every believer that's been on the toes, watching, is the one It's been revealed to.
76Trying to do God a service 65-0718M P:85 And today He's standing among us in the Person of the Holy Ghost, manifesting Hisself more and more, coming into His church, making Hisself known; because Him and the Bride, and the Groom, will be the Same, making Hisself known. And one day you'll see that the One that you feeled in your heart and see His identification, will become personalized before you. Then you and He are One. You've united by the Word, and the Word was in the beginning will go back to the beginning which is God. "And that day you'll know that I'm in the Father, the Father in Me, I in you, and you in Me." Hallelujah. We're here. Hallelujah. I'm so glad to see Him personifying Himself right among us and see what He promised for the Word, not what somebody's emotions, singing, and jumping, and dancing, but by His Word (Amen.) He's making Himself known.
77God's provided place of worship 65-0425 P:73 Well, there's got to be (Hallelujah.)... There's got to be, brother, there somewhere, God's manifested Word of God today. And that's the same thing, for He spoke of these days and He said what would take place in these days. He's already told us. We know what's going to take place. And we see it being manifested in you, then you're in God's church. Outside of that, you could call yourself, "Methodist, Baptist," or anything else, it'll never work. There was only one meeting place; that's in Christ Jesus. Oh, today, oh, how today that I would that everybody would see that, see how to get in, being baptized. The Bride is part of her Husband. The church is a part of the Word, the manifestation.
78End time sign seed 62-0319 P:79 I might say this: friends, the church is coming forth. God's going to have a church without spot or wrinkle. And she's predestinated. God said so, He would have it. That makes it right. Who's a member? I don't know. I'm trusting to be myself; I'm trusting you are a member. But He's going to have a body without spot or wrinkle. And I believe that these latter day signs and things that's happening, every one of them is peeling together to show that Christ is ready to come for this Bride. It's God in His Word made manifest in a man, a perfect man; so is God and His Word coming again, and making Himself manifested in a Bride. Not will do like Eve did, hybreed it to something else, but the unadulterated Word of God will be borned into that church, and she'll stand like Jesus Christ did, with His Spirit anointing in His Word.
79End time sign seed 62-0319 P:10 We believe that Christ is God's Word made manifest; and we believe that His Bride must be the same thing. We believe that she must believe every bit of the Word and have that Word in her, because she is part of the body. She is the body where He is the head. And when He died, and rose from the dead, and resurrected, and set on high by the majesty of God on His throne, right hand of Majesty, then--and we are His delegates. And we reckon ourself dead, and buried by baptism, raised with Him, and now seated together with Him in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. That'd get us all shouting, wouldn't it? Think of that. We are, not will be; we are now. Now, we are sons of God; now we are daughters of God. Not we will be seated; now we are seated.
80Rapture the 65-1204 P:46 Well then, in Wesley's age the works that he did testified who he was. In Luther's age on the reformation, why, sure it testified who he was. In the days of the Pentecostals, the restoring back of the gifts, the restoration of the gifts, speaking in tongues, and casting out devils, and the gifts, why it testified. There was no joke about it. People said when it first raised up... I read the books on the history of Pentecost. They said, "It can't last long; it'll burn down." It's still burning. Why? It's because you'll never put it out. God said it would be there. It's that portion of the Word, and no more could you put that out... And then when the Bride is being called out, how you going to put it out? It's the revelation of the manifestation of the Word made true. And we're living in that day (Praise be to God.), the revelation of the mystery of Himself.
81Notice he said it is "The revelation of the mystery" and remember the word revelation means Divine truth manifested. Then its all about the manifestation. What would this Message have been if William Branham came with just teaching theology or doctrine? I'd still accept it, because I was more interested in the Doctrine than the manifestation, but without the manifestation what have you got? And how do you know it is right? So God sent him with the sign of Messiah and proved it is God's presence and God's Message.
82God of this evil age 65-0801M P:90 But in obedience this little faith woman, that lives by faith, the Bride, the person here, there, here, off somewhere else, some other church, some other denomination, whatever it is, and some...?... believes the Word of God, obedient, waiting in love for the promise of the age to be confirmed. She's watching for it. She is part of that Word, and she's watching for Her life to manifest that Word. Brethren, can't you see that? I hope that didn't go over you. The Body is waiting for, which is the Word, waiting for the Life, which is the Spirit, to confirm or make It alive. That's what she's waiting for. No other life will work in her. She can't come to life any other way, yet she feels it out there, and she knows it's going to happen; then here it happens, then she wakes up. God said, "Let there be," and She came forth like the first one come forth.
83Choosing of a bride 65-0429E P:69 See, we choose by sight. God choose by character. Character, there never was a Character like Jesus Christ. It lives in Him, manifests in. We see it true. It's not worldly beauty of Him that attracts His Bride; it is His character, the character of the church that Jesus looks for; not whether it's big buildings; whether it's great denominations; whether it's big membership. He promised to meet with wherever two or three are gathered together. Truly. That's where the true believer rests his hopes, is upon that Word of God being vindicated in truth, what it is. Choose by His Word. Not a worldly loving group, they hate that. No wonder she is divorced from Him, because she's missed His revelation, and she don't have it. He cares not for her, the way she acts and does, and how much of this worldly stuff she has; He's looking for her character, the character of Christ.
84Questions and answers COD 64-0830M P:154 Who is your little queen in the home? She ministers food to you. Is that right? (What you're late on now.) But when she ministers to you, that's what... The Bride ministers to Christ, the Word. "Man shall not live by bread alone, but every Word." See? She ministers the Word to the King, manifesting His promise Word in the age that She's a-living in. Amen. Ah, I said something then, you didn't get it, but...Notice. Oh, my. That was a good one. See? Ministering in the age, the Word.
85What shall I do with Jesus 63-1124M P:97 God's Body united as His Bride, being One. Him and Christ together, as the Spirit working in the flesh of the church like It worked in the flesh of Jesus Christ, 'cause It's part of His Body, not twain, but One. They are One. A husband and wife's no longer two, but one. And Christ and His Body is One. And the same Spirit was in Christ is in His Bride, in His Body, that unites them together with all the Word. And God living in there Himself manifested.
86What shall I do with Jesus 63-1124M P:94 Notice, God's daughter, the church, the Bride, is also a product of God and His Word uniting, the Holy Spirit uniting in a body of flesh; It produced the Son of God, a product of the righteousness of God. And in the last day as we're told, as it was in the days of Sodom, the Bride will be united by the Word of God made manifest in the flesh, a Holy Spirit sealing them into God and sealing unbelief out on the outside.
87Christ is the mystery 63-0728 P:199 See the threefold mystery now? God manifested in Christ; Christ manifested in the Church; all together to bring back the original Adam and Eve again, man and woman, which are one, made out of the same Blood, and same Spirit, and everything else.
Now, some will say that Christ manifested in the church was brother Branham. I can buy that, but notice it is supposed to produce something. Fellowship like it was in the garden. Not for just him, but for Christ and His Bride.
88Spoken word original seed 62-0318E P:172 All right. Now, here is what I'm trying to say to you: The law of reproduction bring forth of its kind (Genesis 1:11). These last days, true church Bride comes to the Headstone, will be the super church, a super race. As they near the great Headstone they will be much like, so much like Him, even they will be in His very image in the order to be united with Him. They will be One. They will be the very manifestation of the Word of the living God. Denominations can never produce this. This will be... They will produce their creeds and dogmas mixed with the Word and--and brings a hybrid product.