11 Corinthians 13:13 And now abideth faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

2Let us bow our heads in prayer,

3Father as we approach Thee this mourning through the conduit of Thy Word, and through the lovely name of Jesus, we ask Father that your Word and Your Life might manifest itself through these frail vessel that we now live in, knowing the hope that lays within us that if this earthly tabernacle be dissolved, we have one already waiting. Help us to honor your Word and your name as we live out our lives here on earth as we prepare ourselves for the going home of the bride. In Jesus name we pray. amen.

4Now, last night we began closing down our study of this wonderful message from brother Branham called Christ is the Mystery of God Revealed, and we saw that he was closing this sermon by bringing us back to an understand of the Love of God and how it must be perfected or magnified in us. For Love is the true manifestation of the revelation as we see in our text this morning.

5Notice the Apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 13:13 And now abideth faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

6And we know that Faith is a revelation, something that has been revealed. And we know that hope is an earnest expectation, something that we earnestly expect, and so we see the progression of how if we truly have a Divine revelation, then that revelation if it is living in us, must produce also in us an earnest expectation. And any earnest expectation will produce an action.

7When a young man get's a revelation of the girl he wants to marry, if it's a true revelation, he will earnestly expect her to marry him, and that earnest expectation begins to build up an energy within him, which sets the revelation into motion towards manifestation.

8In other words, if he has a true revelation that she's to be his wife, that revelation builds up an energy within him, and he earnestly expects this union to manifest and thus he begins to court her, buying her flowers and things that he thinks would make her happy. If he doesn't expect anything to develop in this relationship, then he doesn't put out himself. If they do get together to go on a date, he expects them to go dutch. Girls that ought to tell you to back away. If he's not interested enough to invest in you, he's probably the wrong guy.

9That shows he's not sure, and not ready to make an investment. But with any investment it takes an earnest expectation or else why would you invest. So too we see that faith which is a revelation, leads to an earnest expectation, which leads to Love,which is called in Scripture "Charity", because Love is always manifested in giving.

10John 3:16 "for God so loved the world he gave". Gave what? His only begotten son. And brother Branham told us last night that love will always manifest itself. He said, if you have God's love you will express it. Always, Love is expressed.

11The Apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 13:4 that Love will express or manifest itself in various ways as he said, "Love is patient, and love is kind. And Love does not envy, and Love does not boast, and Love is not proud. 5 Nor is Love rude, and Love is not self-seeking, and Love is not easily angered, and Love keeps no record of wrongs. 6 And Love does not delight in evil but Love rejoices in truth. 7 Love is always protective, Love always trusts, Love always hopes, and Love always perseveres. 8 and Love never fails.

12So with that in mind, I would like to read for you the next two paragraphs from brother Branham's sermon, Christ is the Mystery of God Revealed and we will pick up at paragraph 302 "Now, I'm going to give you a little secret till I meet you again. Remember this, as we stand. Remember this. At the name of Jesus bowing, Falling prostrate at His feet, King of kings in heaven we'll crown Him, (We'll crown Him.)When our journey is complete. Precious name, (precious Name) O how sweet! The hope of... (What's the threefold revelation? Hope and joy of heaven revealed in Him.)Precious name, (precious Name) O how sweet! Hope of earth and joy of...

13303 What? The hope of earth and joy of heaven; everything is manifested in Christ: God, the Church, everything else is manifested in Christ. The Bible is Christ. The Bible is the written Word, which He is the Word. Its manifestation is the evidence of the Life coming into the flesh of the Word to manifest It. Oh, isn't it wonderful? Take the name of Jesus... (Now, listen close now.) As a shield (Don't forget that now.) every snare; When temptations round you gather, (What must you do?) Just breathe that holy name in prayer. Precious name, O how sweet! Hope of earth and joy of heaven; Precious name, (precious Name) O how sweet! Hope of earth and joy of heaven.

14There are two thoughts I would like to focus on this morning.

151) everything is manifested in Christ

162) Its manifestation is the evidence of the Life coming into the flesh of the Word to manifest It.

17Since this Sermon was named Christ is the Mystery of God Revealed, then it is only fitting he would leave us with these two thoughts as we end this sermon, before we go tot he final closing songs.

18Without money without Price 59-0802 22 After the taking away of the Holy Spirit out of the earth, that formal church religion will go right on, not knowing the difference. ... They don't know the Holy Spirit, so they won't know when It's gone, and they'll just be going right on just the same. When the last one is sealed into the Body of Christ; they'll still be going on, trying to bring converts to it, because they don't know what It is. ... they'll be so far away, just in religious rituals, until they will not miss the Holy Spirit, because they don't know what It is to begin with.

19Now it is all coming down to this. If they do not know Him, then how can they know even as He is known. A Groom does not make love to Himself and say that He knew His Wife. It takes two to know, for Mary herself said, "How can I be with child having known no man?" And so I believe that this knowing, which is the Greek word Ginosko, not only speaks of a mental and rational sort of behavior, but speaks also of a relationship which becomes established through and intimate knowledge or sharing in something. And this intimate knowledge which He has shared with His Bride is Himself, for he is the Word.

20And as we read Jesus prayer last night from John 17, we see how that we become One with God and Christ by being one With God's Word. yet this becoming one with God through his word does not come through some mental prowess as though we studied ourself into this oneness. It does not mean that we can enter into this oneness by some mental gymnastics, or education, as though it is something we have power to do.

21No, this oneness is based on two becoming one in a spiritual union, just as a man and wife become one in a uniting of their flesh, their aspirations, their goals and the sharing of their life.

22In 2 Timothy 3:7 we read that there will be many who never come to the knowledge of this Oneness although they might

23The Scripture tells us that men will be Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

24Notice, Never able to come to this knowledge

25Matthew 24:38-39 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, 39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

26So those who are not ready, waiting and watching, will not know until the floods come. That's like those people who were down by the beach when the earthquake came in Indonesia, and they saw the water go out and they just stood their watching and probably saying something like, "What's that?" And then by the time the waters began to come in as a tsunami it was too late to get to higher ground. So they just stood there and watched as that 30 foot wave came in and washed them out to sea.

27Therefore the Bible says, Because they do not know, therefore the only thing that remains for them in destruction as we see in.

28Matthew 24:45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? 46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. 47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods. 48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; 49 And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; Look at the attitude of those who think the Lord's coming is not imminent? They get not only lax, but they get puffed up. 50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, 51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

29Now, the word "Aware" that was the difference between those who go into destruction and thouse whoa re saved from the wrath of God, was translated from the Greek word "Ginosko", and it means to have a knowledge based on an intimate relationship. Therefore, they miss it because they not "aware". Just like brother Branham said, "Because they don't know Him they won't know when He leaves the earth."

30John 8:37 I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you. 38 I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father. 39 They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham. 40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham. 41 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; (we are not the serpents seed) we have one Father, even God. 42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. 43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot understand my word. 44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. 45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. 46 Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? 47 He that is of God understandeth God's words: ye therefore understand them not, because ye are not of God.

31And he is not talking about a mental cognition here, he is talking about an intimate relationship with the father which brings understanding and manifestation to the Word of God.

32Remember, brother Branham said in Christ is the Mystery pp. 303 The manifestation of the written Word is the evidence of the Life coming into the flesh of the Word to manifest It. And who is the flesh of the Word? You are the flesh of His Flesh and bone of His bone, and He is the Word, so you are the flesh of His Word.

33In Romans 1:21 we see, 21 Because that, when they knew (ginosko) God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their own imaginations, and their foolish understanding was darkened.

34Notice these people experienced the ginosko of God, the manifestation of the Living opinion and values of God, but because they did not value what God values, they refused to manifest God's values and opinions in their flesh, so God leaves them to the god of self, and in their own imagination they end up destroying themselves.

35Romans 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

36They heard the Word of truth but they didn't want to retain it. That's what we just read. So look where they end up. These people were given a chance and turned it down. It wasn't what they valued and so they are lost. Mercy spurned becomes judgment.

3729 Being filled with all un-rightwise-ness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

38Look, they were lost because they didn't want what God came down to give them. They loose themselves. God is not responsible for there judgment, they are.

391 Corinthians 2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: 8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

401 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

41Hebrews 10:25-26 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. 26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,

42Therefore If you disbelieve willfully after you have received this knowledge there is no more ability to repent for you.

432 Peter 2: 20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.

44If they are again entangled in the things of evil after they have come to this knowledge, there remains no more hope for them.

45Ephesians 4:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

46God desires that we enter into this knowledge of Himself in order to come to completion.

47Mark 4:11 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:

48We are ordained and we are fashioned to know. John 10:37-38 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. 38 But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him. Notice that the knowledge comes by the vindication which is the manifestation of the revelation.

49Luke 21: 25-35 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; 26 Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. 27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. 29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees; 30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand. 31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. 32 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled. 33 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. 34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. 35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.

50By knowing we will overcome the trials ordained for the whole earth and be able to stand in His Presence.

51John 14: 16-21 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; 17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. 18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. 19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. 20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. 21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

52The Spirit of Truth is to make us to know and be known and to recognize the manifestation of Himself.

53Colossians 1:9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;

54Colossians 2:2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;

55Colossians 3:10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:

56It was Paul's desire to see the people filled with this knowledge

57In John 8: 32 Jesus said, Ye shall know the Truth and in knowing of the Truth you shall be made free.

58And the Apostle Paul told us in 2 Timothy 2:19 The Lord knoweth those who are His, He has an intimate relationship with His own.

59We become one with God by receiving His Revelation of Himself, and when we see God's word made manifest we can take it back to the Word and know that this manifestation is the Interpretation of That Word. Now just because people might be able to see the vindicated manifestations does not necessarily mean that they actually see it for

60We know that Jesus said in Matthew 13:10 "It is given for you to know, but for the others who are without, it is not meant for them to know, therefore I speak in parables, that seeing they might not perceive, and hearing they might not understand."

61Now, it is apparent that many will come in that day and say Lord, Lord, But they shall be rebuked and told that He never Knew them. And so we are looking at this "Knowing" or intimate understanding that is based upon a personal relationship with our Lord. This Word as we know it is the Word Ginosko, and means to know or understand, and refers to relationship.

62Now, the reason we are looking at this is because we must understand the difference between just seeing something and recognizing what we see. Many people can look at the Pillar of Fire over Brother Branham's head and say that is Christ. They may even recognize the Cloud and say that is the outline of the Face of Christ. But even Satan, in all of His wisdom, did not know for sure if Jesus was the Christ. For he said, "If thou be the Son of God". Now he would not have said, "If thou be" if he was 100% sure, and just like so many who claim to follow this message, they just are not 100% sure of what they believe. That' why brother Branham told us so often that when the Rapture comes and the Bride is taken out of here, then the tribulation will set in and many people will say, "I thought this was to happen and that was to happen," and they will not have recognized that the very things they were looking for to happen have already happened and they never knew it.

63So we see the importance of this KNOWING that is spoken of in the Scripture, This Ginosko. Because it suggests to us more than mere recognition. Rather, it suggests a union with or a becoming one with through intimacy. Mary said, "How can I be with child having known no man." And that word is Ginosko.

64Then we become one with the interpretation by becoming one with the manifestation. Then entering into this manifested Word brings us into oneness with it, and since the interpretation is the manifestation of the name of God, then when we have moved from Faith in the Word, to the reality of the Word, by becoming part of that manifested Word, this is when we receive the name and thus become Bride and Mrs. Jesus. We thus have become a part of the interpretation of that Word, for without a Bride there would be no Groom.

65As Brother Branham said in the Message Super Sign 171 "The works that I do!" If His Life is in you, it'll manifest Jesus Christ. Amen. Now you all can't be that one, but you can be a part of that, with your faith. All of them couldn't be a Jesus, when they was on earth, but they could believe Him and accept the message. There was one Moses, one Elijah, one Noah, on down, always been that, but the rest of them could accept it. And they would a had no ministry unless there had been somebody believe it. Jesus would a had no ministry unless somebody believed it. Paul would a had no ministry unless somebody believed it.

66Notice then, our receiving the manifestation as the interpretation brings us into oneness with the Revelation, and just as God had to send One with the Message, there had to be ones it was sent to. And the ones that the Message was sent to, are just as much a part of the Manifestation of the Word as the One in Whom the Word is being Revealed through.

67Now let me break this down into 3 points here. One Who reveals Himself, One in Whom he reveal Himself through, (in other words, the vessel or conduit) and the ones to whom He is revealed. Again, I want you to catch this because this is the revelation of how God made Himself known to us through Christ Jesus His Son. One Who reveals, One In Whom He is revealed through, and Ones to Whom He is revealed. [One Who], [One In Who] and [Ones To Whom].

68#1) First of all, there must be One who reveals Himself. And we know that God Himself came down with a Shout. That's 1 Thessalonians 4: 16-18, Ephesians 1: 17, Acts 3: 19-21, Luke 17:30, Revelations 10: 1-2.

69#2) Secondly, there must be one that God reveals Himself through, seeing that He promised that He would do nothing lest He reveals it through His Servants the Prophets. That's Amos 3:7 Acts 3: 22-23, 13:41 Revelations 10:3-7, Malachi 4: 5-6, John 14:7-9.

70#3) And Thirdly, there has to be a people in which His Revelation of Himself is made known to and upon receiving this revealing or Revelation, they become one with it by receiving the manifestation of It and that's Hebrews 12:25-29, Colossians 3:4, 1 John 3: 2-3, 2 Thessalonians 1: 7, 10-12, 2 Corinthians 3:18, 1 Corinthians 13:12, Romans 12: 1-2.

71Identification 108 A lady asked me, coming down the road the other day from up here, she said... It's Florence Shakarian, Brother Demos's sister-Sister Williams and them, sittin' in the car. She said, "Brother Branham, I fast, and fast, and fast, and still I can't cast out devils." I said, "You wasn't born to do such. Your duty is to fast. The Holy Spirit's working on somebody else out there for that." You don't know the place.

72Now, in Hebrews 6 we see at the time of the once and for all enlightenment in verse 4-5. that to reject this manifested Word, the person will never be able to renew their mind again. In other words, they will never be able to empty out their own thinking, for they have taken the mark of the beast. They have had the awl placed to the ear and they have become deaf to the Word of God.

73And we know that His Word contains His Spirit and Life as we see in Mark 4:14 that it is called a Seed. "The seed that the sower sowed is the Word of God"

74And we find in 1 Peter 1: 23 That our new birth comes by the Word of God which is an incorruptible Seed.

75Therefore the Word of God is a carrier of God Life as we see in John 6:63, 5:26 The Life comes from the Father and is passed down to the Son.

76Now Life as we know it is a very complex thing. And it contains what we call attributes and characteristics. These attributes and characteristics are what we call the nature of the Life. Those identifiable characteristics which give the Life it's special uniqueness

772 Peter 1:2-4 You'll notice that everything we have need of that pertains to Eternal Life, even the very nature of that Life itself, comes forth from the Word of God. And it is this nature that I want to speak on. Now, we need to be able to know this nature, and identify this nature, because being a nature, it has identifiable characteristics, and if we know what those characteristics are, and can identify them when they are manifest, then we are able to identify that Life when we see it or come in contact with it.

781 John 4: 4-6 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. 5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. 6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

79Notice that the world will hear them but not those who are of God. And the world will not hear God's seed either. But I want you to pay close attention to verse 6. John is telling us that those who are of God will hear those who are from God. And in discerning who is from God and who is not from God you will know also the difference between truth and error.

80In Malachi 3:16-18 we are told that at the time of the great gathering of Sons, God will anoint us with the Sprit of discernment, which we know according to [Heb 4] that the Word is the Discerner.

81And we are told in John 3:18-21 Those who possess the nature of God will come to the Light, while those who are not of God will not come to the light.

82In 1 John 2: 18-20 we are taught that others will have to leave because there nature is not the same as ours and they can not feed on the same things we feed on. But notice John tells us we have received a special anointing from God that we might KNOW all things.

83Others might be eating from the same table, and may be feeding off the same food, but don't really know what they're eating, and don't really care what they eat. The buzzard eats the same food as the Eagle, only he can't smell it until it has become rotten.

84In Matthew 24:8 we read, "for wheresoever the carcass is, {Ptoma }the dead body or corpse, there the buzzards will gather, and yet we see in Luke 17:37 that "wheresoever the body is, that is soma, the fresh kill, there the eagles will gather.

85And this is exactly how brother Branham clarified this in Anointed ones at the End-Time. pp. 214 "Where the Carcass is there the eagles will be gathered. Where the Carcass, where the killing is, there the eagles will be gathered. Where the fresh Meat is, the Word of the season, there the eagles will gather." But after it's rottened, then the vultures will swarm to it. See? See what I mean? When a kill's made, here comes the eagles, but after it lays there and rotten, then here comes the vultures. The eagle won't have nothing to do with it. See? Jesus said, "Where the Carcass is, where the Manna fell, the night the Manna falls fresh, there the eagles will gather for It." That's the Manna for the day. See? Notice. But after it gets rotten, maggots get in it, then here comes the vultures. They can't smell it till it gets rotten. No wonder Jesus stood up there and said, "Jerusalem, you that stoned every prophet... Notice that personal pronoun. See? "Jerusalem, Jerusalem, how oft would I (Who was He?)--how oft would I have gathered you as a hen would her brood, you that stoned every prophet I ever sent to you..."

86Anointed Ones at the End-Time 233 "For it is impossible for those which were once enlightened and didn't move on with the Word as it come to pass..." They're dead, gone."

87Notice, As it comes to pass, and God interprets His Word by bringing it to pass. Then those who are in tune with God look for the manifestation of the revelation.

88Audio Letter to Lee Vayle "God then, in order to proclaim this, has to send a prophet in order to inject this, make this real again, show the people the hour we're living in? Because if they only see it in the hour past, then there's no hope for the church. The church must see it in the present tense. So God sends His prophet to manifest, present tense of it. You see? And then, after it's over, then history is.

89Without money without Price 59-0802 22 After the taking away of the Holy Spirit out of the earth, that formal church religion will go right on, not knowing the difference. ... They don't know the Holy Spirit, so they won't know when It's gone, and they'll just be going right on just the same. When the last one is sealed into the Body of Christ; they'll still be going on, trying to bring converts to it, because they don't know what It is. ... they'll be so far away, just in religious rituals, until they will not miss the Holy Spirit, because they don't know what It is to begin with.

90You see, they don't know the Holy Ghost but because they see you eating, and they circle around you like vultures do, and they wait until there appears to be an opening for them to come in and eat the left over's.

91In 2 Peter 2:12-21, and in Jude 10-13 The Scripture tells us that there will be a mixed multitude that will come and join in the feast after the fresh food has been sitting for some time.

92So it all comes down to this. If you do not know Him, then how will you know even as He is known.

93Do you love him? Do you know Him in the power of His resurrection? I hope so.

94Let's pray...