Being viewed in 189 Countries
2Colossians 3:1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
5105 I can, I will, I do believe; I can, I will, I do believe. I can, I will, I do believe, That Jesus heals me now. Oh, I can, I will, I do believe; I can, I will, I do believe. (Just think: "I'm determined.") I can, I will, I do believe, That Jesus heals me now. You believe that? "I'm determined. I'm determined by the grace of God that I'll never stop until that something strikes me. And I'm going up there to have hands laid on me." Now, God has never failed us. I believe the Great Physician now is near. I believe the God that wrote the Word; I believe the God that made the sacrifice; I believe the Token of the God that cleanses us from sin tonight, the Token, His own Life, is here with us, "I'll be with you, even to the end of the world. A little while and the world seeth Me no more, yet ye shall see Me, for I will be with you, even in you to the end of the world." You believe that? I'm trusting in Him. I believe that He will do it. Don't you?
7And he is dealing with our ability to see while others will not be able to see. Of course we know that to see means to understand. But it means more than just a cognitive understanding. It mean to have an understanding beased upon an actual experience of seeing. In other words something has to manifest in order for us to see and then understand.
8And the only way we can understand what we are seeing is because we have the Holy Spirit. Because the Apostle Paul makes plain the fact that if you do not have the Spirit of God you will never understand the things of God.
91 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God knows. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teaches; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 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. 15 But he that is spiritual (spirit filled) judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. 16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
11In order to understand this we must understand what the Greek word apokalupsis means which is mainly translated in the Scripture as the words reveal or revelation. We have a tendency however, when using the word revelation, to think only in terms of having a mental concept or idea.
12This word apokalupsis goes beyond simply having an understanding. In addi¬tion to the concept of understanding, it also places an emphasis on the source of that understanding and the reason that one is able to understand. The revelation is therefore induced by an unveiling or an uncovering that gives the revelation life. Webster's Dictionary defines revelation as Manifestation of Divine truth, so there can be no understanding without a manifestation that brings that understanding.
13In the Church Age book: (CAB) pg. 13 pp. 3 chapter 1, brother Branham said, "We therefore see that the unveiling itself is the stimulus for the revelation, because the unveiling is the action that reveals. Once hidden, but now brought into plain view. This is the essence of apokalupsis."
Luke 2: 25 - 32 "And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him. And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ. And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for Him after the custom of the law, then took he Him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said, Lord, now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace, according to Thy Word. For mine eyes have seen Thy salvation. Which Thou hast prepared before the face of all Thy people; A light to apokalupsis the Gentiles, and the glory of Thy people Israel."
The King James version uses "A light to apokalupsis the Gentiles " which is actually to enlighten or reveal to them, but if you will notice the wording here let's you know that this enlightening from this light, comes as a result of the light being prepared before, and manifested openly to the people of Israel. A light is always thought of as that which manifests. In fact the Apostle Paul tells us this in Ephesians 5:13 he says, "for whatsoever doth make manifest is Light."
14In fact Brother Branham said in the Indictment pg. 9, "And today, by the light of the Gospel reflecting from a Light, a Pillar of Fire visibly among us... This shows that the light or message has it's source in the unveiled Presence of Christ among us.
15Simeon had already received revelation by the Holy Ghost that he would not die until he had seen the Lord's Christ, but He was still unsure of Who It would be or in what fashion. He did not know this until He came into the presence of Jesus Christ Himself.
Our examination of the scripture and Brother Branham's quotes on this Unveiling will hopefully allow us to see the difference between revelation as an entity of it's own, and revelation as it comes forth from this great unveiling. This unveiling brings into view not only that which was hidden from view, but it also brings into light and puts an emphasis on those hidden attributes and characteristics that are so essential in fully disclosing the true nature of the Person of Christ.
II Corinthians 12: 7 "And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the apokalupsis, there was given unto me a thorn in my flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure."
16Paul speaks here not only of the abundance of the revelation he received from the unveiling of the Holy Spirit, but this revelation also came as a result of the Pillar of Fire manifesting Himself to Paul alone. Remember, the other men did not see The Pillar of Fire. Only Paul saw It, and was blinded by it long enough for God to get a hold of him. Each of us who have come into the light of this hour have experienced the same thing in that this Word temporarily blinds us in a way which we must stop and reexamine our doctrine. This is why the Parousia of Christ is so important. We see the Bible in a new way and the Word becomes alive to us, and we become established in the Present Day Truth. Brother Branham posted above his pulpit the words, "be still and know"... because we must stop and be still before we can properly know and understand.
Galatians 1: 12 "For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the Apokalupsis of Jesus Christ."
17Again we see that Paul is not just speaking of revelation as if it were his ability within his mental faculties to receive and sort out knowledge and understanding. He lets you know that he received this revelation or understanding as a direct result of the Appearing and unveiling of the Mighty God before him. It was Christ that revealed Himself. It was not Paul using his mental prowess and figuring it out.
18Brother Branham has always stated that no man has a right to interpret God's Word. God interprets His own Word by bringing it to pass, and then when we see this Word coming to pass, those who are ordained to receive the revelation or understanding of His Word for their season, will also be able to see the manifestation that vindicates the revelation when it comes.
19One other thing. You will notice that Paul says he did not receive it, nor was he taught it by man. Then this lets you know he was taught it, and the source of the teaching was the actual apokalupsis or the act of unveiling itself.
Unveiling of God PP. 122 6-14-64 "And God needs no interpreter, He does His own interpretation. He manifests it and...He gives the interpretation. God unveiling Himself. Oh, My! Right in the midst of us, we see His great hand telling these things, doing these things."
Identified Christ of all Ages] pg. 42 6-17-64 "And until you come in behind that badger skin, until you get out of your old skin, your old thoughts, your old creeds, and come into the Presence of God; then the Word becomes a living reality to you, then you're awakened to the Shekinah Glory, then the Bible becomes a new book, then Jesus Christ is the same yester¬day, today and forever. You're living in His Presence, eating the shewbread that's only provided that day for believers, priests only. "And we are priests, royal priesthood, a holy nation, peculiar people, giving spiritual sacrifices to God." But you must come into, behind the veil, to see the unveiled God. And God is veiled. That's His Word made manifest."
Galatians 2:2 "And I went up by apokalupsis and communicated unto them that Gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to them that were of reputation, lest by any means I should have run, or had run, in vain."
20We see this story further unravel in Acts 15. If you carefully observe what took place here, you will notice that some men whom Paul called false brethren, who were still Pharisees (at least in their thinking according to Paul because that's what he called them), had come into the message of the hour.
21These men had heard what Paul was teaching and thinking he was wrong, they had come down from Jerusalem to Galatia to set the people straight. They began teaching the people they must be circumcised according to the Law which was contrary to what Paul was teaching. Paul taught the real circumcision took place in the heart, not in the flesh.
22Now, these men had some pull at the headquar¬ters in Jerusalem, (This shows they had already organized by then) so Paul went up by revelation to declare his revelation of Christ to the Apostles, and the outcome was that Paul had the true revelation of what was going on and the Apostles were basically no clue concerning the truth, other than God had sent His Son. We find in this day the same thing, many have only an understanding that God sent a prophet, but have no clue what took place in this hour.
23And the reason they did not understand is that they had listened to the opinion of man rather than the opinion of God. As Alpha must repeat in Omega, this must also repeat in this hour. Paul did not receive His revelation (manifestation of divine truth) from man. He received it from the very Presence of Jesus Christ Himself, and all the other Apostles had to admit that Paul had met with the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ. The same can be said in this hour with William Branham.
The Mighty God Unveiled] pg. 14 pp. 2 6-29-64 "I'm afraid that the traditions of the fathers, the church fathers, has hid this from too many people. Since the Holy Ghost is come in this last days as prophesied, and the veil has been rent, too many people try to hang to their traditions of their fathers; and that's why they can't see this extreme joy, and peace, and things that the church has today. Yet it's in plain view of those who believe. He hid the Word, the promised Word of this day."
Ephesians 3: 3 "How that by apokalupsis He made known unto me the mystery,..."
24In this scripture the apokalupsis was Christ's appearing in the form of the Pillar of Fire unveiling and revealing Himself to Paul. He then took this appearing of Christ to the scripture and God anointed the eyes of his heart to see that the Pillar of Fire called Himself "Jesus", was actually Jehovah, the Almighty God of Israel, in another form, alive forever more.
27Now, although Jesus Himself had come back to the Apostles in a body form on several occasions, it was through the identifiable characteristics of the Pillar of Fire that Paul was able to take the scripture and show Jesus Christ from Genesis to Malachi. That God changes not. That Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. That God was in Christ reconciling the world unto Himself.
29Paul's Epistles are not written about the son of God, His epistles are written concerning the God of the son. Notice once again how Paul let's you know that it was by and through the Apokalupsis of Christ the anointer living in the anointed one, that the mystery of God was made known. And Paul would not have known that had not the anointer (God in the Pillar of Fire) had not called himself Jesus. So the unveiling is what actually does the revealing. The unveiling then, is what actually gives the understanding. The word revelation means manifestation of divine truth. No manifestation equals no understanding. Because after all, how can an invisible God be understood without making himself visible to us.
Revelations 1:1 "The apokalupsis of Jesus Christ which God gave unto Him, to shew His servants things which must shortly come to pass; and He sent and signified it by His angel unto His servant John:"
30Brother Branham refers to this scripture in his message: [Revelation of Jesus Christ] pp. 106 12-04-60 "The 1st verse is unveiling Christ. The Revelation or the uncov¬ering. Oh, how the last age and the coming of the Lord was cov¬ered up to the apostles! They asked the question, but only one lived to have the revelation; and still he didn't understand it, because the history was not yet made."
31As we said in our study of the word Parousia, the Apostles were not aware of a first coming much less a second coming, but they were looking for Him to disclose Himself publicly to the people. So they were looking for an apokalupsis.
32Notice also that brother Branham let's you know candidly that you cannot possibly understand fully what the scripture is telling you until God actually performs that portion of Scripture, or "interprets His Word by bringing it to pass."
33That is why he never taught much on the millennium and the New Jerusa-lem and the other things which are future events. If they have not yet unfolded, then we can only "presume" and you know what he said about that. He said, "to presume is to venture without authority".
34Now, as for the Appearing or Parousia; God vindicated it by bringing it to pass. And once again notice the wording of this verse of scripture. "The apokalupsis of Jesus Christ which God gave unto Him, to shew His servants things which must shortly come to pass.
35We see that the purpose of God providing an apokalupsis is "to show", which means to teach by experience. So we see that the Apokalupsis is a tool God uses to teach, to instruct, to make known His ways to the people.
Revelation of Jesus Christ] pp. 104 12-04-60 "Now, unveiling, the Greek word, something that's been hid, re¬vealing Christ."
Romans 8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the apokalupsis of the sons of God.
36The use of this scripture is good in that it lets you know that it is not merely a revelation that the sons of God have, but the fact that there is an unveiling or manifestation of them that will set off, or spark off the rest of God's creation.
39We find the answer in I John 3:2 where It says, "Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that when He shall Appear, we shall be like Him: for we shall see Him as He is."
42II Corinthians 3:18 tells us the actual process of the transformation comes by the renewing of our minds. This renewing of our mind brings us into the Doxa which is the Glory or the "opinion", the values, and the judgments of The Father.
43Finally in Colossians 3:4 we see the very Life of the Father which has already come into the Elect by the new birth, becoming manifested in it's true character when He Appears and manifests His true character.
44Colossians 3:4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
Romans 16: 25 "Now to Him that is of power to stablish you according to my Gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the apokalupsis of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began."
Notice the apokalupsis had been kept secret but was revealed to Paul.
48Revelations 10:1 And I saw (there's your manifestation) 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.
50But in Revelations 10 we see that Christ will reveal Himself through a prophet, and that prophet will be declaring the same message Paul declared, which Paul said would take place in II Thessalonians 1:10 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.
Unveiling of God] pp. 367 6-14-64 " Father, we pray today that these, Lord, who are not yet through that veil. They're standing out there like Israel, they're watch¬ing. They believe, but they've never broke into this yet, to see that great Shekinah Light, both Spiritual and physical, insomuch that a mechanical eye of the camera keeps taking the pictures. Just two weeks ago caught it again. You're revealing Yourself, Lord. The Mighty God unveiled to the believer; still veiled to the unbeliever, but unveiled to the believer. May they break through today, Lord, see His great splendor and Glory. May their hearts be changed before we even get back to this church tonight. May they all be filled with your Spirit, Your Presence. May the Master take up the faith that they've got, streak it across the Word; may the tune come back, "Thou has been ordained before the foundation of the world to believe this. Believe my child and be saved."
Works is Faith Expressed pp. 128 11-26-65 " It was God revealing Himself to the individual. While others laughed, these were rejoicing. It was an individual revelation.."
The Mighty God Unveiled pg. 15 pp. 5 6-29-64" You can see the unveiling of this great and mighty One. Traditions has blinded the people again to these things that's been prophesied."
Unveiling of God pp. 343 6-14-64 "And you will see, if you'll just do that, break those old traditions and things and come to Him, you'll see Him standing, the Mighty Conqueror, The Word of promise for this age made manifest. You'll see the Mighty God unveiled, see Him right among us here, unveiled, the Mighty God, unconquered by traditions."
Unveiling of God pp. 360 6-14-64 " Break through every veil of selfishness, and every veil of unbelief, and see the Mighty Conqueror unveiled before the believers."
I Corinthians 1:4-10" So that you come behind in no Spiritual gift; waiting for the apokalupsis of our Lord Jesus Christ:"
51Let's read on... I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ; 5 That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge; 6 Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you: 7 So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the apokalupsis of our Lord Jesus Christ: 8 Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord. 10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
52In this Scripture we see a great revealing of Christ or unveiling that is to come. In order to become a beneficiary of this great unveiling, Paul tells us that there is to come forth a dispensation of Grace that will prepare our minds by enriching them (like fertilizer enriches the soil), preparing the mind to receive this great unveiling of Christ.
53We see this dispensation of Grace also in I Peter 1:10-13 Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: 11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. 12 Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into. 13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation ie: apokalupsis-revealing-unveiling of Jesus Christ;
55Amos 3:7 God tells us that Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets. Therefore, this unveiling will come through a prophet but it will be God doing it.
The Mighty God Unveiled pg. 4 pp. 3 6-29-64 "I'm identified with a group of people that feels the Spirit of God. I'm identified with a group of people that knows He's unveiled, that knows He's the same yesterday, today, and forev¬er, and knows that this is not fanaticism; It's Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever. I'm identified with that group here tonight, yet they're called a bunch of heretics, yet a bunch of fanaticism on account of the Word of God. But I'm not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ for It is the power of God unto salvation to them ones."
Unveiling of God] pp. 360 6-14-64 "Show Yourself among us, Lord, as You have been doing. Ever remain that way until we're visibly before You, when the en-morphe has been changed and You become again Son of Man and Son of David..."
Man running from the Presence of God pp. 40 2-17-65 " May all the great mysteries that we're supposed to know at this age, Lord, be unveiled to us and we'll see the plainness of God, so that we'll know how to behave ourselves and act, correcting ourselves and bringing the members of our body into discipline to the Word, that we might know how to live in this present day at the approaching of the Lord Jesus."
The Trial 4-27-64 " It's God unveiling Himself, bringing Himself down so He can be...He was above in the Pillar of Fire. Then He manifested in His Son, Jesus Christ. And now revealed to us by the Holy Ghost."
The Mighty God Unveiled pg. 31 pp. 3 6-29-64 "Oh, great God of heaven, unveiling Yourself, unfolding Yourself, making Yourself known, the Mighty King of Glory..."
Proving His Word pp. 236 8-16-64 "Now, remember, that was not Jesus talking to Abraham there, that could discern the thoughts in Sarah's mind behind him. That was not Jesus, He had not yet been born. But it was a man in Human flesh, that Abraham called, "Elohim, the great Almighty."
Ephesians 1: 17 "That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, The Father of Glory, may give unto you the Spirit of Wisdom and apokalupsis in the knowl¬edge of Him."
56This Scripture tells us that the Spirit of God Himself is to descend with a message that will make us to know Him better. In the [Rapture] tape, brother Branham tells us that the shout of I Thessalonians 4:15-18, is the message. 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.
60We see that this message brings us into a knowledge of Him which transforms us by the renewing of our mind as in Romans 12:1-2 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Adoption pp. 181 pt. 4 5-22-60 "That the Father of Glory may give unto you the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation in the knowledge of Him." Just keep revealing Himself to you all the time, growing from grace to grace, from power to power, glory to glory. Not fall back, but from glory to glory, keep moving on.
61Notice how brother Branham ties together Ephesians 1:17 with 2 Corinthians 3: 18?
Seventy Weeks of Daniel pp. 167 7-30-61" The Spirit of Wisdom comes into the church to make known to the church by the revelation of the Holy Ghost, bringing the church in and revealing what day that we're living in. Just the same as Gabriel come to Daniel, the Holy Spirit comes to the church in the last days to reveal these great, deep, secret things. Do you understand now?"
62Here we must ask ourselves this question. What was there about how Gabriel came to Daniel that is to repeat in this hour. It was one angel coming to one prophet. And brother Branham let's you know that it will be that way again, only this time that angel will represent the very Presence of the Holy Spirit coming to one Prophet.
II Thessalonians 1:7 "And to you who are troubled, rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be apokalupsis from Heaven with His mighty angels,"
63If you will notice also in verse 10 it says this unveiling will come by the preaching and receiving of Paul's Gospel. Notice also this revealing comes as Christ The Judge, accompanied by Angels, as brother Branham illustrated by pointing out the white wig of the Supreme Judge when showing the Life magazine photo of the cloud.
Revelation of Jesus Christ pp. 129 12-04-60 "But to those who know what it is, oh, what a blessing! What is it? A revelation. A revelation of Who? Of the man in the pulpit? Jesus Christ in this last church age! Revealing Himself like He promised He would do. It's a revelation. See?"
Revelation of Jesus Christ pp. 146 12-04-60 "So then you see why Satan is so against the book of Revelation. Anything that's revealed, spiritual revelation, Satan's against it. That's why he's so against the ministry today."
64Will the Church go through the Tribulation 1-9-58 "Jesus said, "When the Son of Man is revealed from Heaven." Let me close by saying this, that, the Son of Man is now being re¬vealed from Heaven. 'Will it come after awhile, brother Branham?' It is now! And I hope I won't have to make this so personal of this own meeting, but that your spirit within you, that's give you by God, can read what I'm talking about. The Son of Man has already come from Glory and is revealing Himself, for the past few years, to His church in mercy, showing them His great Presence, doing the same things that He did when He was here on earth, Revealing Himself like He did to Abraham before the de¬struction. He has come now in mercy , revealing Himself to the church. It's being laughed at and scoffed at. The next time He reveals Himself, It'll be in judgment on the world and the na¬tions that forgot God and sinned their day of Grace away."
Questions and Answers pg. 114 COD 993-1060 8-23-64 " Now, we say this with reverence, and love and respect. See? As Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever, and also that in the last days, as it was before Lot's time, or in Lot's time in Sodom, so shall it be in the day that the Son of Man reveals Himself again. Revealing Himself. Now, in this last day the Logos that was upon Jesus, which He has become from that back to the Pillar of Fire again and has descended down on the earth to (I was going to say something, but I watch the tape. They wouldn't believe that if you told them. It wouldn't make any difference. They...people wouldn't believe it, but I'll omit that) but has come down for an investigating judgment goes on."
Just Once More Lord pp. 63 12-01-63 "We have as big a machinery as we ever had, and as many members; but what good does it do, if you're blind to the very thing that's going on in front of you, and you can't see it? What's happening here day by day, along with the people. The Holy Spirit revealing Himself, and people don't see it. That's blind, spirit¬ual blind."
God's Provided Place of Worship pp. 239 4-25-65 Can't you see the Son of Man, the Son of Man in the form of prophetic message, returning back again in His church, in prophe¬cy, revealing Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and forev¬er? It's never been done through the age, till this time. See? There is the proof of it."
I Peter 1:7 "That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto Praise, Honor and Glory at the apokalupsis of Jesus Christ."
65This scripture makes it very plain that there will come a reveal¬ing or unveiling of Christ and when this happens something happens in the Elect. What happens is this. The Elect come through a cycle of Praise, then Honor and finally into the very Glory of God. We know the Praise is defined in Hebrews 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.and Malachi 3:16-18 Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name. 17 And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. 18 Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.
67When this happens, the Elect will move into Honor, which is a Greek word tim-e which means that they will place the right value and assessment upon this revelation and this will be capped off by the very Glory of God which is His Doxa, as defined as His very opinions, values and judgments which He brings with Him and declares in His shout of 1 Thessalonians 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, and this Glory [which is the very mind of God], comes into the Elect as seen in II Thessalonians 1:10 When he shall come to be glorified in his saints,
68And this all happens at the apokalupsis of our Lord Jesus Christ.
A Trial 4-27-64 " And He said, "As it was in the days of Sodom, so shall it be in the coming when the Son of Man shall be revealed." The Son of Man being revealed, not the Son of God in the church age. He's put out of that. Now He's the Son of Man revealing Himself. The Word is becoming flesh among us. Oh, my friend! Open your eyes, court, before you make your decision. Make your decision, and believe it with all your heart. He's justified in writing this in the scrip¬tures. He's justified in what He says. I can prove it. I know He's right. God does prove it. He needs nobody to interpret, say, "This is that," "This is that." He says He will do it and He does it, and that settles it. He's His own interpreter."
The Rising of the Sun pg. 45 pp. 3 4-18-65 " He is the One Who opened those seals; He is those Seals. For the whole Word of God is Christ, and Christ is the Seals that was open. What is the opening of those Seals then? Revealing Christ. And the very seven angels which represented the Seven Churches was all completed, and we couldn't even see it. They took the picture, not us. And there He is standing there, Supreme Judge, showing that He is Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. What Identification!"
Proving His Word pp. 222 8-16-64 "And the Son of Man is revealing Himself in the same power that He was, (Not down through the church age, through justification, sanctification, all these things here) but the Son of Man. Who is the Son of Man? The Word! And the Word is quicker than, powerful than a two-edged sword, and discerns the thoughts that's in the heart. What did He have to do? He has to prove that Word. What will He do? Notice it when we see it happening, look at It in the same form that He was in the beginning, the Pillar of Fire. My! Proving that He's Hebrews 13:8 "Jesus Christ is the same yester¬day, today, and forever." What is it? Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, that was Christ that was in the wilderness with Moses. How many knows that the bible said that? Yesterday! That was Christ when Paul was speaking here today (you believe that?) in the new testament. Then the same Son of Man, the same Christ, in the last day. See? all right."
Revelations Chapter 5 pt. 2 pp. 199 6-18-61 " And in the last days He's revealing It by His own Presence among His people."
This Day This Scripture is Fulfilled pg. 30 pp. 4 2-19-65 "That was the royal Seed of Abraham. And here that Royal seed of Abraham (which come because of that Identification of that man sitting here with Abraham) come to prove it was the same God promised in this day, as it was in the days of Sodom, so shall it be in the coming of the Son of Man, when He is revealing Himself as Son of Man! Amen! This is the day for this scripture to be fulfilled."
I Peter 1:13 " Wherefore, gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end, for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the apokalupsis of Jesus Christ." You will notice that this scripture not only speaks in terms of a great apokalupsis in the future tense, but this apokalupsis will be accompanied by a special measure of grace from our Lord that will allow the believer to receive this great unveiling and understand it as we saw earlier in 1 Corinthians 1:4-10.
Romans 2:5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and apokalupsis of the righteous Judgment of God;
69Now if this word truly means unveiling or uncovering as brother Branham said, then the day of wrath and the righteous Judgment of God must also be unveiled or uncovered if this scripture is to make any sense.
71Does not the very word Doxa which is spoken of as the Glory in which He is to come, mean the Opinion, The values and the Judgment of God? Then the bride will have thus saith the Lord or she will keep still. In other words she will only say what he has already said.
75In the message entitled 5 Junctures of Time 656, brother Branham said, "One day, the bible says that things will break out on this earth and diseases and things. And all the people will p?...and their flesh will rot right on them and so forth. But the Bible says, "Don't you come near any of these who have the Seal of God in their foreheads. And the seal of God is the Baptism of the Holy Ghost."
76We find this in Zechariah 14. And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.
77The same thing took place in Egypt back in Moses day, and Deuteronomy 28 says that these plagues will come upon them and overtake them.
Q & A in C.O.D. pg. 919 -992, pp. 288 8-23-64 "The Bible said He will judge the World by Jesus Christ, and Jesus Christ is the Word. So to me, it's the Word of God that He will judge the world by. That's right. And I believe His judg¬ments are in the earth now, and I believe...let us seek Him with all our heart to escape the wrath of the damnation of the wrath of God that's going to be poured out upon this unbelieving world; and there's no way at all for it to escape it."
Thy Loving Kindness 2-28-58 " Jesus said Himself, "In that day when the Son of Man reveals Himself from heaven," He's revealing Himself now in mercy to His church. The next revealing will be in Judgment on those who's rejected Him."
I Peter 4:13 "But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings that, when His GLORY shall be Apokalupsis, ye may be glad with exceeding joy.
The Mighty God Unveiled pg. 30 pp. 4 6-29-64 " You'll see the full value and see the unveiled God come right in view, that He's just the same as He was when He fell on the day of Pentecost upon the people, when He kenos Himself, emptied right into them."
Unveiling of God pp. 370 6-14-64 "How many sees Him standing, The Mighty Conqueror, the Word made flesh, unveiled before us, the Alpha and Omega..."
Shalom pp. 161 1-12-64 "God revealed it, manifested it, and is among us today. He showed Himself here with us , and proved and a-vindicated His Word."
Unveiling of God pp. 136 6-14-64 "But this is Spirit that comes upon the promised Word for this age, and brings forth and manifests, (not to tables of stone) but the Presence of the living God. Not a mythical thought somebody made up or some Houdini trick, but the very promise of God re¬vealed and made manifest right before us."