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1Desperation pp. 20 Now, this morning I told you, being not with you, I think we had another two or three hour message this morning. But I just got started, and I thought I'd just carry that over for tonight, but it was just too tremendous. (He's speaking of the token Message here.) I don't know whether the people got it or not. I hope they do, everywhere. I hope there was some good tapes on it, so it can be carried out to be known that I believe of all the message that I ever brought, that absolutely was ordained of God, outside of course the regular commission, like the Seven Seals and things, that was directly the Word of God. I'm talking about a message to preach; I believe that one was it (See?), the one that's needed to follow those Seven Seals.
321 Now, watch what's come after the Seven Seals: (1)the uniting of the people, (2)united signs, (3)the red light flashing in the last days; (4)the sign of women getting prettier; and (5)men, what they would do; (6)all these signs of the Holy Spirit leading up; and then come right back here to the capping-off of all those messages since the Seven Seals. It's capped off in this one thing: (7)the Token that we are all right. See? Just check ourselves and see if we're in the faith.
5Since numbers 1 and 2 both concern the thoughts of the Uniting time, and the signs that go with the time of uniting, I thought tonight we would examine this in light of we are living in the season of the resurrection.
1 Thessalonians 4: 13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the Parousia of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
6Notice he is speaking of those people who are living at the time of the Parousia of Christ which we know has already began no later than 1933 and possibly as early as 1909 when the Pillar of Fire returned and stood over his prophet when he was born. I kind of look at the timing of 1933 as being the feet coming down, The end time ministry beginning, and then headship in 63 with God showing Headship in the heavens as we see in the picture up on the wall. That is just my opinion, you may have an opinion somewhat different, but the main thing is Christ is here. And we were told by this prophet, that the Pillar of fire is here to lead us into the Millennium, and I believe that He is still here until we are fully ushered into the Millennium.
716 For the Lord himself (and remember, there is only One Lord and One Faith, and that One Lord is God. So Paul tells us that God Himself) shall descend from heaven with a shout, (which is The Message) with the voice of the archangel, (which is the resurrection) and with the trump of God: (which is the gathering together of the saints that are raised up and those which are still alive, gathered to go and meet the Lord in the air or other dimension) and the dead in Christ shall rise first: (we know that is the order of the resurrection) 17 Then (after the dead in Christ are raised up) 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.
Now, Paul spells out the order of the resurrection so plain I do not know how anyone could misunderstand that. And how can words be of a comfort to us if we don't understand them. Therefore these words are not for the unbeliever but for they were given for only the believer. And they are not for the so called Christian world in general but for they were given for those who follow the Pillar of Fire at this hour. For these Words speak of the Lord Himself, God Almighty coming down with a Shout which brother Branham called the Message. And this Shout is to gather together or unite an elect people to a Message that will get them ready for the Voice of the Resurrection.
8And if the Resurrection has a Voice of the arch angel, then we must be looking for a Voice, for the resurrection period. That is why I believe in a resurrection Ministry where we will have the Tent, and assemble there or gather together as Paul tells us here. We also see in Moses what that voice of God did for him. It made him perseverant.
9Perseverant 64-0619 P:22 Moses had come in the Presence of God, heard His voice in a miracle sign. He knew He was a consuming Fire, and here He is in a Pillar of Fire back in a bush. All of his education, all of his theology left him. And he knew one thing: there was a God, and he had His orders. A crooked stick was good enough. He'd been in the Presence of God. Don't make any difference how many trained man Egypt had. Any of these things didn't mean a thing to Moses. He had been in the Presence of God, and he was perseverant. He's going down to take over, against shields and trained men by the tens of thousands, with a crooked stick in his hand. Stop him if you can. There's nothing can stop him. And he did it; he went down and took over, because he was perseverant when he absolutely knew that he would been in the Presence of God, and had heard the voice of God out of the Presence of God. Amen. Not only the voice was, but it was a Scriptural voice. There's all kinds of voices. Check it with the Word. The voice said, "I am the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I made a promise that I would deliver those people. The time is at hand. I've heard their groaning, seen their taskmasters burdening them, and I remember My promise. And I've come down to deliver them, and I'm sending you to do it." That's good enough. He seen His glory, and away he went.
10Now, hold onto that thought where brother Branham said, He had been in the Presence of God, and he was perseverant... There's nothing can stop him. So, hold onto that thought because I am going to tie that in to the condition we as God's elect will be in during the time of the resurrection. Determined, perseverant unstoppable.
11We understand this is the same condition of a determined state that took Jesus from Gethsemane to the Cross. Against all odds, and beatings, and scourgings with the whip, and the weight of the cross, he was determined to make it to Calvary to finish the work God had set for him to do.
12A number of years ago I spoke on this in a sermon I called "the Faith of Jesus from Gethsemane to the Cross". It was a tremendous message from the Lord and if you haven't heard it I would suggest you listen to that one.
13We know the Scripture teaches us there is only One Lord and thus One Faith, and we also know by God's prophet that faith is a Revelation. It is something that has been revealed to you. Then that faith that took Jesus to the cross is the Faith of Jesus Christ. Or the Revelation of God in Christ.
Many people feel we need more faith than what we already have because we hardly have faith for healing much less enough Faith for a resurrection and a change of the body.
14People know that William Branham had tremendous faith, and so they have concluded that they will just wait for brother Branham to come back and he will teach us that thing which is needed to bring our faith up to the place of a body change.
16Jesus said if we have the faith the size of a mustard seed, which is one of the tiniest seeds, yet we could move mountains by it, and Paul said if we had all faith to move mountains, so it is not the size of the Faith but having the One Faith, and that is the Faith of the Son of God who believed God despite the physical evidence of the thing promised in site.
17As the Bible speaks of Abraham, Galatians 3:6 Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. And in Romans 4:3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. And verse 19 And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara's womb:
18So Jesus like Abraham had a promise made to them, and they could not see a physical evidence on the horizon, but they heard the promise, recognized the promise and then acted upon the promise and left it up to God to fulfill His promise to them. And I believe God's elect will arrive at that same condition at the time of the resurrection.
19But for us to think brother Branham is going to have to come back and somehow speak over us only shows we do not believe what God has already shown us. God took one man who trusted in Him to demonstrate to the world that "with God all things are possible".
20And we believe what Br. Branham taught us is “Thus Saith the Lord.” But if what he taught us was from God and it definitely was “Thus Saith the Lord,” then we ought to believe what God has already taught us through his mouthpiece, for to not believe God is to call Him a liar.
Now, we know that soon the Resurrection will come and it will take place right on time whether you are ready for it to happen or not, but when it does take place there will be no time for looking back.
21In fact as I have mentioned on several occasions, back around 2007 I received a dream from the Lord where I was talking with brother Branham in his home over in Jeffersonville. I described the entire scene to brother Vayle at the time and he said that is exactly the way it was.
22In this dream I could feel such a reverential awe and Presence of God as brother Branham came into the living room to sit down. I was the only one there but there were chairs in a circle as though more were expected. People in the house were going about their business and actually walked right through us not seeing us there. It was as though we were in another dimension as we sat there. We could see them but they could not see us.
23As he sat there in the living room, the silence seemed to last several minutes before I spoke. When I did speak it was very humble, reverential and with great respect I asked brother Branham if I may ask him a question. He said, "yes you may". I asked him, “what will it be like at the time of the resurrection?” And He replied, “It will be like suicide.” I knew instantly that he meant "it will be a time where there will be no turning back. Our minds will be made up in such a manner that there will be no second thoughts. We will be prepared to walk forward not knowing what the next step will be.” Then he said to me, "greet brother Vayle for me", and I woke up.
Now, I believe that dream was from the Lord. And I believe the atmosphere that brother Branham spoke of we will have to enter into at the time of the resurrection.
24In Psychology Today, a famous journal for the field of psychology, they said, "suicide is problem-solving behavior on the part of the person who uses it as a way to solve their problem".. As I read this journal article concerning the atmosphere surrounding suicide, and why people do it, to help me get a better understanding of what brother Branham said, and I read where they said, "most people generally do not understand anything about suicide. Most want to attribute depression, or cataclysmic medical conditions as reasons for suicide." But that is not correct, "suicide is problem-solving behavior on the part of the person who uses it as a way to solve their problem"..
25Another journal of Psychology the author said, "Suicide is man's great retreat from life. He has recourse to it when he feels no longer able to endure suffering in the present or pain in the future. It is therefore a failure of adaptation and constitutes a final regression from reality."
26Now, as I said, brother Branham never said it would be suicide, but he said it would be like suicide. Then if suicide is an escape, so too the time of the resurrection will be an escape from this world as we know it.
27In Luke 21:36 Jesus said, "Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man." So we are looking at an escape, and the escape that Luke 21 speaks of is the snare that shall entrap the entire world, and those things coming upon the earth.
28Well, if they are coming upon the earth then they were things that were not in the earth as yet. Luke 21:25 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;
30This is what we must know if we are to understand why everyone on earth is going to be affected. The word "distress" was translated from the Greek word, "sunoche" which means: "a narrowing, a constraining or a press. To hold together with constraint. To press on every side, like the forcing a ship into a narrow channel or the forcing of an animal into a position where it cannot move so the farmer can administer medication. To impel." From this we can see that "the whole world is being pushed or squeezed into a universal condition from all sides" in order to receive the medication called the New World Order. And then we see that "the world will be perplexed by this Squeeze." And the word "perplexed" means that they are "confused" and they don't understand what is really happening and thus they begin to panic.
32Let's continue reading what Jesus said was coming, "the sea and the waves roaring;(tidal waves, great tsunamis) 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.
33Therefore, I believe by this that we shall see the very beginnings, perhaps a ways off, but at the door, but we will not partake of these things because they are the curse upon those who have rejected the Voice of God to this generation. But the seeing these things on the horizon ought to bring us to a condition of desperation before God making sure our lives are right with God and filled with his spirit, and we are dying daily. That is that condition we ought to be at the time of the resurrection. resolute, perseverant, and steadfast.
3429 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, (be careful and always on the watch) 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.
35Now, Luke 21:34 which we just read shows us the condition of the people, and why they miss the Parousia Presence of Christ and the setting up of His invisible Kingdom. And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged (that's means weighed down) with surfeiting (surfeiting is a bad headache caused by much drinking.), and drunkenness (Drunkenness is a condition where the keenness and sharpness of the mind and senses are dulled to what is really happening around them), and cares of this life (Notice how the cares of this life come in and are associated with a mental condition like drunkenness, but here is the key…) , and so that day come upon you unawares.
36There it is. Jesus is warning us that the cares of this life will cloud the brain like drunkenness and the people will not be aware that the Kingdom of God is being established in the earth. You see Peter tells us "to gird up the loins of our mind at the time of the Revelation of Jesus Christ". We have to have our minds sharp and ready to catch the revelation. We can't afford to cloud them over with drink and cares of this life, but that is exactly what is happening to the people.
3735 For as a snare (as a trap) it shall come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
38Therefore, we see that an escape is in order for the Bride of Christ from all these conditions that are coming upon the earth. In other words our escape will be a total departure from this world as we know it, just like as when a person decides to commit suicide, the decision is made to escape. God has made our way of escape or departure from what is coming upon this world by taking us to another dimension without even having to die. Think of that. So the world's way of escape is death, and our way of escape is to be buried with Christ in baptism and risen with him in newness of Spirit.
39Now, some people think brother Branham must come back first and then speak and the rapture will take place. But brother Branham himself answers this kind of thinking in his Questions & Answers - 64-0823 1M 248... As he reads this persons question. "this the third pull and is speaking the Word. It seems entirely possible for you to speak the word and one would be completely and fully restored, placed entirely ready for the rapture in the resurrection, the Son of man. This is so, or is it not? And you would do this if properly pressed upon. Would you not "escape all these things (it's got a ditto there) escape all these things and stand before the Son of man"? (Luke 21:36) Now, my dear friend. See? Now, I think here that you got a good statement. Yes, sir! Yes, sir! Now, that would be so. You said, "Brother Branham..." In other words, here's what I'm... I don't think that it's... I can... I believe I... Not polishing up what you said, but I believe I can make it a little clearer to people. See? You are believing, because of the Spoken Words and things like that that He said about. And all of you here witnessed the squirrels and all these other things that's been done. But did you notice, that was Sovereignly given! I never asked Him, "Lord, let me do this, speak these things in like that, do these things there." I never asked Him that. He by His own Divine will came to me and said, "You go do this."
40Now, in a way our entering into this resurrection season is like Abraham who was asked to start walking toward the land God Promised him. So in obedience he began walking but the Bible says he never knew where he was going. That's Hebrews 11 8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. 9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: 10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
42And that is our key to entering into this time and season of the resurrection. Perhaps not knowing the specifics of the journey ahead of us, but knowing whom we are walking with.
Hebrews 11:8 tells us By faith (by revelation, by manifestation of Divine truth) Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
And if you walk in the light as He is in that Light, then you are walking with Him, and it should not make any difference if you know where you are at in this journey. But what is important is to know with whom you are walking. That is what Faith is all about. Walking with Him, and trusting Him.
43In fact the very evidence that you are believing what He has revealed to you is that you are walking in that revelation. Especially when no one else knows that you are obeying the hidden voice of God to you. Not hidden to you, but revealed to you what is hidden to others.
Now, we read for our text from 1 Thessalonians 4 that we will be caught up together with the resurrected saints and then we shall gather together with them to meet the Lord in the air. Them that have gone on before, shall be gathered together with us, and we shall be caught up by the Trump of God and away we go to meet the Lord Jesus, the Son of God in the air, which is a higher dimension than these three dimensions that we now live in.
The apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. 51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. 55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, un-moveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
Brother Branham said in his sermon, God In Simplicity - 63-0317 1M 58-5 "God just speaks and the Rapture will come. It ain't going out there and them Angels come down and shovel out the grave and get out an old dead carcass here. What is it? It is born of sin to begin with - but a new one made in its likeness. If we have this, we will die again. See? Nobody can say, "The graves will open. The dead shall walk out." That may be true, but not open the way you say open. That's right. See? It won't be like that. It'll be a secret, because He said He would come like a thief in the night. He's already told us this, the Rapture, then judgments will strike - sins, plagues, sickness, and everything. The people will cry for death to take them from the judgment. "Lord, why is this judgment upon us when You said that there would be a Rapture first?" He will say, "It's already come, and you didn't know it." God hiding Himself in simplicity. Oh, my! All right. "It's already happened and you knew it not." Why don't believers believe the simple signs of His coming? They're expecting all this things that's spoke of by the Scripture, and the moon's going to go down in the middle of--the sun in the middle of the day, and there's going to be all kinds of things. Oh, if we just had... I got the notes wrote here on it (See?), to show what them things are, and we'll get it on the breaking of these Seals this week anyhow. See, see? There it is, just where it's already passed and you didn't know it. See? See if it is. If the Angel of the Lord will break them Seals forth to us... Remember, it's sealed with them seven mysterious thunders. See? Now, why can't people believe the simple simplicity of a humble bunch of people and the Voice of the signs of God? Why can't they believe it? Just like it always been. The true Word of God being made manifest. They're too smart and too educated to believe the simple form of the written Word. They want to put their own interpretation to it. "It don't mean this." "It don't mean that." It DOES mean that. Listen. May I say this right quick now? Even the visions that God gives here at the place, it's so misunderstood. That's the reason you hear me on the tapes say, "Say what the tapes say. Say what the visions say."
24. Mother's Day 59-0510M 81 And as the light begins to spread we'll know as we're known; we'll understand. And we'll remember our acquaintance and the ones that's been there. And there'll be many there that we didn't even think would be there, for you know it's at that time that I believe that the bread that we have cast upon the human troubled waters will return to us, on that day. When we see the effects of our testimony on people that we didn't understand their actions towards it, will probably be there. What a day that will be! And then the seeds that we sowed not even thinking what they would do, but here they are. They brought forth precious fruits and we'll see them on that day.
Mother's Day 59-0510M 86 As that great light begins to spread all - as we begin to look around, and the great circle will be getting and greater and greater; it's all just reflecting the approach of Jesus. And after while, as the song said, And I shall we see Jesus at last. He will be waiting for me, Jesus so kind and true, On His beautiful Throne, He'll welcome me Home After this day is through. Then as we see Him...and we'll not be as we are now. We'll know how to love Him more. We'll not stand back with a little fear, because we'll be like Him. He'll be more of a relative to us than He is now. We'll understand Him better, because we're so far away in the mortal bodies. Then we'll have a body like His glorious body. We'll know how to worship Him. And when we see what the Presence of His Being has done to us, changed us, the old back young, all the deformed straightened out, oh, we'll understand then why His power healed us. The questions that's been in our mind, "How can He do it? What would this?" somehow, mysteriously, they'll all fade away. The knots that's been tied in the back of our minds, "Will it be this? How could it be?" somehow, or another, majestic fingers will just untangle, unravel those knots, and it'll all fade into the one big crown of love.
Why? Because God interprets His Word by bringing it to pass. we will know the answers because we will live those answers, we will be the manifestation of the answers.
44Jehovah Jireh #1 - 62-0705 And then, remember, if we go before He comes, we will be up and in His Presence, or, raised before the others are changed. "The trumpet of the Lord shall sound, the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we which alive and remain shall be changed in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye, and be caught up together with them, to meet the Lord in the air." Look at the order of the resurrection. See, God knows that we long to see our loved ones. And if we got there to meet Him first, we'd be looking around to see if mother or dad and the rest of them was there. But see how, the Holy Spirit in His wisdom? We meet one another first, and then when we get there and sing "Amazing Grace," that's when there's going to be a time of worship.
Invisible Union - 65-1125 There will come forth a resurrection day which the first will be last, and they which are last will be first. The old prophets will come breaking forth first, and they see that procession going marching up in the air, and we which are alive and remain shall not hinder them which are asleep, for the Trumpet of God shall sound, the dead in Christ shall rise first, and we will fall right in line with them going in! Hallelujah! All down through the age of Luther, Wesley, Methodist, Presbyterian, on down to the last age who receive the Word in their age.
Uniting Time & Sign - 63-0818 We find that now the time comes when the Trumpet sounds, and those sleeping saints back there that could not be made perfect without us (there's many of those Hebrew brethren), and when they come together, they unite with the living ones. The Church uniting with the Word, then the Church and the Word uniting together, being come one. The dead saints with the living saints uniting together to be one; and all going together to unite with Christ yonder, for the Wedding Supper of the Lamb. And to think of us standing, (in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye, when the world won't know what's going on), but all of a sudden, you'll see appear before you, your loved ones that's gone on has come to unite with you again. And we'll be changed in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye; and be caught up, together, to meet our Lord in the air. Let's get ready. Let's get ready for this midnight cry. It's coming in a hour when you think not. There'll be a cry, not amongst the unbelieving world; it'll be a secret.
How Can I Overcome - 63-0825 1M Sooner or later we're going to have to give each other up. But that won't hurt the rapture now. See? No. They come first then. Them are privileged that's gone on. They come first, See, we which are alive and remain to the coming of the Lord will not hinder or prevent those that are asleep. The trumpet of God shall sound, and the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then when our eyes behold our loved ones, then we'll be changed in a moment in a twinkling of an eye, and with them shall be caught up together.
You see, he said "Then when our eyes behold our loved ones, then we'll be changed". It's not you mustering up some super duper faith to receive a change. It's a natural reaction to seeing the dead alive again. Why, because you will realize you are a part of the resurrection. That's when your faith takes a-hold of your body and brings your body into complete subjection to the word promise.
45Oneness 62-0211 P:110 Here we are in the end time, coming from the east and west, north and south. What are we doing? Getting ready for that rapture, getting ready for--holding ourselves steady for a few minutes till every fiber is filled with the Holy Ghost. Then she'll go up. Oh, my. Calling His people together to Himself in the true oneness with Himself, because it's His one Holy Spirit. "By one Spirit are we all individually baptized into one body, collectively, the Body of Jesus Christ." And Jesus Christ living with His Spirit in our flesh is serving the church and doing the same things He did as a--as a sign, as an ensign to the world, that we're in the last days, getting ready for the rapture. Oh, I love Him, don't you?
46Oneness 62-0211 P:102 What is it? You've got to get with the Word, get yourself killed out. I'm persuaded that many of us, friends, have received the Holy Ghost, but we just receive enough Holy Ghost in us to make us to a place where we don't want to lie, we don't want to steal, we don't want to do anything. But God wants to fill every fiber of His church; He wants to fill your thinking; He wants to fill your mind. He wants to fill every bit of you, just make you completely, totally dead to yourself or to your thinking, just so surrendered in God till His Word's just living right through you. You don't know nothing else but God's Word; just stay right with His Word; It is Life. "My Words are Life," said Jesus. He's placed with them, teachers believing the Bible, prophets that say the truth, that say, show the same prophecy that they've always did down through the age. What's He done? He's showing Himself alive among them, confirming His Word. His Word, the Kingdom of God is God's Word made power.
47Going Beyond The Camp - 64-0719 2E And you know, we'll be caught up together to meet the Lord in the air. Think of it! Missing people, they can't see you no more, but you're getting together with the rest of the group. "They which are alive and remain to the coming of the Lord shall not prevent (or `hinder,' the word is) those which are asleep." Not dead, no, Christians don't die. They're just taking a little rest (see?); that's all. Oh, my! "And the trump of God shall sound, and the dead in Christ shall rise first, appear to many.." And all at once you happen to stand and look, and "Well, there's a brother..." And you know it ain't long. In a few minutes we'll be changed in a moment in a twinkling of an eye, and together with them be missing on earth, caught up to meet the Lord in the air.
48There's your great escape.
Questions & Answers - 64-0823 1M Now, the first thing happens when we're resurrected ... The ones which are a-living will just still remain ... The resurrection will set in first, the resurrection of those that are asleep. There'll be a wakening time, and those which are asleep in the dust now ... will be awakened first, and they'll - these corruptible bodies will put on incorruption in the rapturing grace of the Lord. And then we'll all get together. And when they begin to get together, then we which are alive and remain shall be changed. These mortal bodies will not see death, but just of a sudden, there'll be like a sweep go over us, and you're changed. You're turned back like Abraham was, from an old man to a young man, from an old woman to a young woman. What's this sudden change? And after while you're traveling like a thought, and you can see those then who are already resurrected. Oh, what a hour! Then we'll gather with them and then be caught up with them to meet the Lord in the air. Yes, the Church will all be together, but after, after the resurrection and the rapture has set in.
Questions & Answers - 64-0823 1M The time of the rapture will be the awakening of the dead and the get together with the living, for the rapture to take place. And Jesus can not come until a church, a body of believers and the ministry that He once had...?... will have to be the same as it was then to... And then, that brings... "Them without us is not made perfect," Paul said, Hebrews 11. "Without us they cannot be perfected." They must have this ministry to raise up the Lutheran, Wesleys, and all them down through their ages.
Questions & Answers - 64-0823 1M And then shall he send his angels, and ... gather together his elect from the four winds, and the utmost parts of the earth to the uttermost parts of heaven. That's talking of the resurrection, the translation, going up. He will send forth His angels to gather. Did you ever think what the angels are? Huh? Messengers. He will gather them together, congregate them together (see?), bringing them, bind them together from the utmost parts of the earth to the utmost parts of Heaven, the Word that was been made manifest on earth. See? Get it? The Word's been spoken; here It's manifested.
Easter Seal - 65-0410 And now, if that same Spirit that was upon Him to be the Redeemer in that age, that we have accepted... Now, the promise of in this last days what would take place, if you become part of that Word, you are redeemed with Him, because the same Spirit that dwelt in Christ is dwelling in you, quickening your life to this age. And it will also in the end time quicken your mortal bodies, resurrect them, bring them up again. That takes the gloom away when we look at it in that, and that's the truth. Romans here, Paul has proved it to us. See? "If the Spirit that raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in you, it will also quicken your mortal bodies." This is the same Spirit that raised Him up that quickened the true believer to Eternal Life. The Spirit that raised up Jesus from the dead dwells into the believer, quickens the believer to Eternal Life.
68. Rising of the Sun - 65-0418 1M 50-6 And now (see?), now you are already resurrected. When God raised Him up, He raised you; the Son is just now on you. And now you're growing into a blossom Life like He was, to be resurrected completely in that last day. Your potentials you have now. Why do you know? Your soul changed, didn't it? Your body come in obedience to It, didn't it? Into obedience to what? A Church? The Word, which is the Life. Then you are now resurrected from the dead. You potentially have the Earnest, the waiting. Now, when you get the Dynamics, you have been quickened from mortal to immortality. It makes the whole body come subject to the Word. It'll make you act different, look different, live different; (There's your John 14:12) It'll just make you different. Then (notice now, as we close; notice this) notice, it's just like a little seed laying in the ground. Now, potentially, you are resurrected. You're resurrected when you receive the Holy Spirit in you; you're resurrected right then. Your body's potentially resurrected.
Questions & Answers - 64-0823 1M Now, the Bible said ... And if you call me a prophet, I don't say I am; but if you call me that, remember, I'm saying to you in the name of a prophet (see?) - in the name of a prophet, the resurrection and rapture will be general all over the entire world! No matter where you're at, when that hour comes, you'll be caught up to meet Him! That's all! There's nothing going to stop you, no matter where you are. And I only hope that I'm there, one of them. I just only trust and hope in God that I'll be one of them and each one of you will be in the - in the same.
Doesn't sound like an airplane is needed here does it?
49Questions & Answers - 64-0823 1M Across the world, they won't be gathered in one place to have things in common. But little groups of them will be scattered all over the earth. I believe, maybe if the Lord permits, this is a little group of It. Maybe another little group in Asia, one down in Germany, one down somewhere else. When I seen a vision of the Bride the other night, They was made up from the international. See? So the Bride won't be gathered from one place, It'll be gathered from all over the world.
71. Letting Off the Pressure 62-0518 Can't you see we're at the end time? It's all over. The next thing will be a sweep of getting that little group together, and in a month or so she'll be gone - as soon as she's gathered together. We're at the end; there's no hopes left anywhere. Run to Christ, people!
72. I Know - 60-0417 1S And if Job by a vision could stand so firmly upon a promise, how much more ought we to do, after Christ has raised from the dead and become the First Fruits of those that slept, and sent back the Holy Spirit as a seal of promise, upon us, that we too shall live. "Because, I live, you live also!" Seeing His great Presence among us, working, doing the same signs and wonders that He did on earth, giving us a hope. And we come to the resurrection, and then remain on our ash heaps? Let's get off the ash heap today, with a new vision, with a new Power, with a new determination that we see God in His Power. We see the resurrection of the things coming.
So we see that we have already received the promise, and therefore we already have the Faith that is needed for the resurrection. All is needed is for God’s timing and our acceptance of what He has already provided by His eternal Promise to us. That’s Ephesians 1: 3-4 Predestinated unto the adoption of Children by Jesus Christ to Himself, to the praises of His Own Will who first Trusted in God.
Let’s bow our heads in prayer.