1John 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

2This evening we will look at The Sixteenth attribute of the Believer: Love God's Presence and Abide in it always Therefore preach Parousia Presence.

3Psalm 1:1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; (That's God's Word, His judgments) and in his law (In God's Word, His judgments) doth he meditate day and night. 3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

4Now, let's se how this affects his walk with God. Turn down to verse 6. 6 For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

5That word knoweth is translated from the Hebrew word Yada and it means (The Lord watches over the righteous with an active participation) but notice "the way of the ungodly shall perish." That word perish was translated from the Hebrew word nasha and it means to be left to themselves. In other words cut off from the presence of God.

61 Timothy 4:8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing (His Parousia).

7Now this ought to tell you how important the Parousia or Appearing of the Lord is to us. For God Himself let's us know that there is a crown of Right-Wise-ness that awaits all those who love His Appearing. Now, we should all know by now that Brother Branham taught us that there is a difference between the Coming of the Lord and the Appearing of the Lord.

8In fact from the Message, From that Time pp. 227, brother Branham said, "How many knows there's a difference between the Appearing of Christ and the Coming of Christ? It's two different words, Now's the Appearing; the coming will soon be. He's Appearing in the midst of us, doing the works that He once did, in His church."

9And then in the same breath just after he said this He also said those most notable words, "My ministry is to declare Him, that He is here."

10So we see there is a two-fold work involved in brother Branham's Ministry, # 1 To declare Christ, and # 2 to declare His presence here among us.

11Isaiah 63:9 In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old.

12Isn't that beautiful? In all of our affliction he also was afflicted right along with us. Like he said to Paul, "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me. And Saul said "who are you Lord, that I am persecuting you". And he said, "I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom you persecute". "For whatsoever you have done unto the least of these my little ones you have done it unto me."

13So he is there through our tough times brothers and sisters, and he promised to never leave us nor fore-sake us.

14In MATTHEW 24:3 Jesus told us that the sign that his Parousia Presence was at hand would be marked by deception. And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy parousia, and of the end of the world? 4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. 5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And in verse 10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. 11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

15And if there has ever been a more clear sign of deception it is in those who have left this message and are coming against God's Vindicated and anointed prophet. The lies they come up with are so blatantly awful that it shows they are on a mission to crucify the word.

16From QA on the Holy Ghost 59-1219 PG. 425-75, he said, "When the Holy Spirit comes in and reveals the Truth of anything and proves it by His Own Presence and by His Word, you can’t expect the Pentecostal people to say I’ll agree with it! You’ve got to stand alone like Luther did, like Wesley did, like the rest of them did."

17Let me give you one example. On their website they say brother Branham preched false doctrine because he said there is no Bible for female angels. And they say, he is wrong because Zechariah 5:9 says, Then lifted I up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came out two women, and the wind was in their wings; for they had wings like the wings of a stork: and they lifted up the ephah between the earth and the heaven.

And then they make some reference to Deborah, Miriam and Hulda. Well, why didn't they mention Jezebel, the Bible says she called herself a prophetess

18And they say, "Message Believers claim that William Branham’s doctrine agrees 100% with the Bible. So, let’s compare the two: In 1963 William Branham said, “There's no such a thing as an Angel being a woman. There never was, in the Bible…” But Zechariah chapter 5, verse 9 says, “…behold, there came out two women, and the wind was in their wings; for they had wings like the wings of a stork…” So here is a statement that William Branham taught that is not Biblical. The problem grows when William Branham uses this statement to create a doctrine. Because he went on to say, “…And there's not, in the Church of the living God. There's no such a thing as a messenger woman.”

19Now, this statement I just read to you from their website not only shows how ignorant these men are but also shows the length they will stoop to try to deceive others who will not do their own homework.

20Notice they use the Book of Zechariah and try to say those women with wings are angels. The Bible does not call them angels. the Bible calls them "wicked". Just read the whole thing. Let's begin with verse 5.

21Zechariah 5:5 Then the angel that talked with me went forth, and said unto me, Lift up now thine eyes, and see what is this that goeth forth. 6 And I said, What is it? And he said, This is an ephah that goeth forth. (now, an ephah is an Egyptian measurement. He is saying this is a measure that goeth forth.) He said moreover, This is their resemblance through all the earth. So he is talking about what their measure and then he says this is their resemblance that will go throughout the earth. 7 And, behold, there was lifted up a talent of lead: and this is a woman that sitteth in the midst of the ephah. (Now, don't forget a woman always represents the church, and this talent of lead which is a poisonous substance and heavy represents what this woman is) 8 And he said, This is wickedness. (So this symbol which is a woman is a wicked woman, or a wicked church) And he cast it into the midst of the ephah; (He cast this wicked woman into the midst of their measure) and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof. 9 Then lifted I up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came out two women, and the wind was in their wings; for they had wings like the wings of a stork: and they lifted up the ephah between the earth and the heaven. (So we see a synbol of two women with wings like a stork, a dirty bird if ever I saw them. I have pictures of these dirty birds over in Africa, with muck and mud, going through the debree of human waste, and these wicked women lifted up this measure and tried to make it heavenly, this woman in the midst of the measure. Pure Catholicism and paganism, and these boys in British Columbia call them angels. Hiyiyi, and these boys try to handle the Word of God and think they know more than a vindicated prophet of God?) 10 Then said I to the angel that talked with me, Whither do these bear the ephah? 11 And he said unto me, To build it an house in the land of Shinar: and it shall be established, and set there upon her own base.

22In other words it will be their own doing, and their own place of Worship, but the worship will be not of God, but of the devil. Now, if the one in the middle of the ephah was a woman and she was wicked and out of her came two women, then they would also have to be wicked as well. To me the one in the center of the measure is Rome and those women who came out are her daughters or harlots plural. These are not angels. These are adulterous women, churches. The Hebrew word for wickedness here refers to moral wickedness, or adulteress.

23And notice where they brought this measure which had the wicked woman at it's center. They brought it to Shinar, so what does the Bible say about Shinar? Genesis 10:10 And the beginning of his (Nimrod's) kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. So the women were bringing this measure to Babel.

24Just like the babel these boys are doing over there in British Columbia.

25But these guys who claim to believe the Sign haven't got a clue what they are talking about and are not ordained to handle the Word, and as Jesus said because they have no room for the Word in their souls. And they go on to say that since there were prophetesses mentioned in the Bible that Brother Branham was wrong because he said God never had a woman prophet for a Messenger.

26Well if they want Miriam for their example, she was cursed with Leprosy for undermining God's Prophet Messenger Moses. So watch out you boys your leprosy is coming or God is a respecter of persons.

27Now, I apologize for getting side tracked, but let's continue our thoughts on the 16 attributes of a son of God, and that is he longs for the presence of God.

28From his message called Unrecognized Presence 6 - 18 - 64, Brother Branham said, "Working for this one purpose; for you to recognize the Presence of Jesus Christ, See? If He is present then, why everything is settled. He made the Word, He's here to confirm it." And then he said in the same message, "If we could realize He is Appearing to us in these meetings for one purpose and that's to release our desires that we have in Him to us. But we've got to recognize His presence. And how you recognize His presence, is when the promised Word for this age is made manifest."

29That's 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

30That's Malachi 4:1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. 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. 3 And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts. 4 Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments. 5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: 6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.

31And that's Revelations 10:1-7 1 And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire: 2 And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth, 3 And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices. 4 And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not. 5 And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, 6 And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer: 7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.

32And we've seen these fulfilled, brothers and sisters, and we are also in the midst of seeing the fulfillment of Ephesians 1: 3-5 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: 4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: 5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, 10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: 11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: 12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. 13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

33And Romans 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.

34And 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10 7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, 8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: 9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; 10 When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day. In that day when his doxa, his opinion, his Values, and His judgments will be magnified in our bodies. And that is this hour, and it is happening to an Elect people as we speak.

35And that takes us to 1Thessalonians 2:19 For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his parousia?

36You know, we sing, we are standing in His presence and I know that this is the place where Love abounds. Why? Because in 1 Corinthians 13: 9 we read, When that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. And we know that brother Branham said, there is nothing perfect but God and God is Love, and He is the Word.

37So we see then that Love has something to do with the perfecting of True Holiness as Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 7:1 " Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and Spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. " Bringing Holiness to it's pre-destined end.

38And that brings us to 1 Thessalonians 3:13 To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the parousia of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.

39Questions and answers COD 64-0823E P:27 I Corinthians 13 says this: "When that which is perfect is come, that which is in part shall be done away with." So all these little things of jumping up-and-down like a kid, trying to talk in tongues, and all these other things, when that which is perfect... And we do have today, by God's help, the perfect interpretation of the Word with Divine vindication. Then that which is in part is done away with. "When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child; but when I become a man, I put away childish things."

40And that is the problem we have today, all these boy preachers rising up with nothing to say and no where to lead the people, so because they are not called, they lead them off into make belief land where God is a good God, and women can be preachers too, and they do it at the expense of the reputation of a man who gave his Life for the children of God, and try to make him out to be a liar. Well, their judgment's coming, and sooner than they think, and they had better watch out because it's already too late, they've blasphemed the Holy Ghost and they will never repent because they can't.

41And therefore, if that which is perfect has come, then how can we do anything to add to that which is perfect? we have a perfect Word, and only those who love the doctrine will know this. Those who refuse the doctrine will be caught up into the devilish lies, but those who love the doctrine of Christ, those who love His Appearing, His Parousia presence hold fast to the Perfect Word that we have in this hour, and aren't concerned with stories and personalities, but we have a perfect Word that will produce a perfect holiness. So what can we do? We can yield ourselves to what God has done and become a vessel for Him to move in and live though and express His Joy and Peace and Love though.

42Acts 17: 27 " For in Him we Live, and Move, and have our being; as certain also of your poets have said, for we are also His Offspring." And Jesus said, " I have come that you might have Life, and that you might have it more abundantly."

43That is why Paul again speaks of this condition of Holiness that we shall possess at the Parousia of Christ. 1 Thessalonians 3: 13 " to the end that He may establish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God". That word before means "in His Presence".

44Then he adds, "even our Father, what identification and then Paul tell us when this will happen? "At the parousia of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His saints.

45And notice 2 Thessalonians 1: 10 tells us, "He comes to be glorified in His saints" at the time of this Appearing. ....

461Corinthians 8:3 But if any man love God, the same is known of him.

471 John 4:15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God. This promise of God to us concerns our believing in His Son and we are brought into His Presence, and are aware of His presence because His presence is opened up to us in a way that it is not opened for others.

48Now, remember this word confess was translated from the Greek word homologeo and it is two Greek words, home meaning the same and logeo or logos which means the Word thought and expressed. So what he is saying here is that whosoever says the same words about Jesus that God says, will walk in God's Presence and God will dwell in him and he in God. That's presence he's talking about right there.

491 John 1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. 8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

50Now, we all know that the Lord has descended from Heaven with a Shout, which is the Message. We were told that in the Rapture message by brother Branham. And Brother Branham used Psalm 27 as His text for this Message. So let's read what He had to say about this Great Shout.

51Psalms 27:5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.

52And where is this Hiding place?

53Psalms 31:20 Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.

54Psalms 91:1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

55Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

56The Sixteenth attribute of Serpent Seed: Can not live in God's Presence therefore preach A-pousia

57Genesis 4:16 And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.

58Psalms101:4 A froward heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person.

59Job1:12 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.

60Job 2:7 So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown.

61Psalm 1:4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. 5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. 6 For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish. Remember that is awbad, and that means they are left to themselves, and they will perish.

622 Thessalonians1:8-9 8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: 9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;

63John1:10-1110 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

64John 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

65John12:47-50 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. 48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. 49 For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. 50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.

66John 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 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 hear 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 heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.

67Now, I believe we have enough Bible witness to know that the 16th attribute of a son of God is that they will love His appearing, and long to walk in His Presence, but those who are not of God are none of His, can not dwell in the presence of God, but like their father the devil are compelled to dwell in darkness and must by their very nature reject the Light of God, the Word for the Hour as we see them doing so at every turn.

68But ye are not of the world little children, but ye are children of the light, and if children of the light, then we long to walk in the light as He is in the light knowing that the Blood of Jesus Christ covers all your sins, your unbelief, and we have fellowship one with another. So let us bow our hearts in a word of prayer.

69And Let's just sing that song together, In His Presence, we are Standing on Holy Ground.

70We are standing, on Holy Ground, and I know that there are Angels all around; Let us praise, Jesus now: We are standing in His Presence, on what ground? on Holy Ground. As I walked through the Door, I sensed His Presence. And I know that this is the place, where Love abounds. For you are the temple that holds, the Lord God almighty. And we are standing in His Presence on Holy Ground.

71We are standing, on Holy Ground, and I know that there are Angels all around; Let us praise, Jesus now: We are standing in His Presence, on Holy Ground.