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1Isaiah 3:16 Moreover the LORD saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet: 17 Therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the LORD will discover their secret parts.
3This evening I want to take a short message from paragraphs 85 through 87 of brother Branham's sermon Rising of the Sun (Son) and here we will find brother Branham making a statement that has life and death within the words he speaks. Life for those who believe it and act upon it, and death to those who just shrug it off.
485 I was talking on that the other day. My old mother, she's gone on now, and she was a very odd woman. And she was, you know, about a half Indian, and she was odd. But in there she was a person didn't dream. But I only think she only had four or five dreams all of her life, but every time she dreamed a dream, it was true. She had a dream, it was true. I remember one time when I first started preaching, many years ago. We was living right up here on the road, right just above here. And I was preaching right here at this church. And she dreamed a dream that I was standing here by the side of a three steps. And I was standing preaching to everybody that they must walk up these three steps before they hit the highway. And on the highway's a little pearly-liked white line run right into the doors of heaven, to the pearly gates, and that pearl had been stretched out to the top of these steps. If that ain't my Message exactly today: justification, sanctification, and baptism of the Holy Ghost.
586 Now, I was saying that a person has to come by these three steps to be able to walk that highway. And said that there was a lady came by. (Now, you know what kind of shoes people wore thirty-five years ago.) Well, there was a lady come by, had on a great big pair like they wear today, spike-heeled shoes. And she come by and I said, "Wait a minute, sister. You can't walk that highway with that." And I said, "You can't do that."And she said, "Aw." She said, looked around at the rest of the women and said, "Don't believe him; he's a madman. (See?) Don't believe him. I'll show you I can be justified, sanctified, and filled with the Holy Ghost and still walk that." And she... I just let her go, couldn't do no more about it, couldn't stop her. And she jumped up on the highway, she looked back at the sisters and said, "See, I told you." She started to run up, and she... You know what the Bible said in Isaiah, 3rd chapter, said they'd have outstretched necks (they have to; they're pitched over. See?), mincing as (have to, have to twist)--mincing as they go, making a tinkling with their heels (See?), the daughters of Zion in the last days.
6Notice this is Isaiah 3:16 as we read for our text this evening. But let's continue to read in Isaiah chapter 3 because we see that this is exactly what we are seeing at this end time that we are now living in.
7Isaiah 3:16 Moreover the LORD saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and they walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet:
8Now, I would like to go through this word by word so you can get the picture of what God is trying to show us here in Isaiah, because God's End time prophet brought this to our attention here in the Rising of the Son and he also said a woman with this kind of attitude will never make it to heaven.
9Isaiah 3:16 Moreover the LORD saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty,
Now, first we must examine who these daughters of Zion are, because it tells us they are haughty. These are not serpent seed, because we could expect that from serpent seed, but it says they are the daughters of Zion.
Now, remember women always represent the church throughout the Bible.
12And he also said in his sermon Choosing of a bride 65-0429E P:53 "Did you know the Bible speaks that that's the way it's going to be? Do you know the fall came by women at the beginning? And fall... The end is going to wind up the same way, women coming into authority and ruling over men, and so forth. Do you know the Scripture says that? You know the day that she puts on man's clothes and bobs her hair, all of those things are contrary to God's Word and... You know she represents the church? When, you watch what women are doing, and you'll see what the church is doing. That's exactly right."
13Ok, so we see that women represent the church, and in Isaiah 3:16 we see the Scripture speaks specifically about a certain kind of woman. She is called the daughters of Zion. so we know that this is not only speaking of the church, but it speaks of a certain type of the church.
18"Listen, let's just read it. Look here. And in that day seven women shall take a-hold of one man saying, We'll eat our own bread,... wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach...
19Notice those are words of the suffragettes, the feminists. we want to be called the same as men to take away our reproach. Since when did women have a reproach. They don't know how good they had it. Men would open their doors, pay for their dates, buy them gifts and just make a fuss over them. But they don't want that, they want to be like the men. They want men to call them "Butch!, and buster, and sir", chairman, and your honor, and all that kind of silly stuff that means nothing anyway.
20That is why brother Branham says in his sermon Why little Bethlehem 63-1214 P:98 "He said, "The daughters of Zion, the branch that escaped in that day of all its contamination, it'd be glorious in the sight of the Lord." Cut through, women; you got your place to cut through, worldly Hollywood and picture shows, and all this television stuff that you try to pattern after, dress yourself sexy out on the street. And someone said, "Why, the people want you to teach them how to receive the Holy Ghost and how to get..."Say that you got the Holy Ghost, and then deny the Word? Your own life proves you haven't got It. See? Now, I'm not angry. I'm just telling you what's the Truth. Look at yourself and find out. Paul said, "If an angel from heaven taught anything else, let him be accursed," Galatians 1:8. That's right."
21And then brother Branham says, (That's the end time where we're living now: marriage, divorce, and prostitution, and what-evermore.) In that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and glorious,...(that is the true Bride of Christ) the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely... them that... escaped of Israel... (How that you escaped all that damnation. See?) And it shall came to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and he that's a remnant in Jerusalem, shall... (Let's see.)... in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, even every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem: (See?) Wherein the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughter of Zion,... (Remember that's always the Bride. See?)... and shall have purified the blood of Jerusalem... (That's the remnant of the Jews plus the Bride. See?)... and in the midst thereof with the spirit of judgment,... (Fire, that's always God's judgment. When He makes His final judgment, calls you, justifies you, and brings you to redemption, then His judgment breaks forth upon you, and the Holy Ghost and Fire cleanses away the sin. Then you're His. Same thing He does to the earth when He purges it with fire.)... and by the spirit of burning. (Now look listen, are you ready?)And the LORD will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assembly, a cloud of smoke by day, and a shining of... fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defence.
22Now, let me read also from his Questions and answers COD 64-0823E P:85 304. Brother Branham, when Isaiah spoke to the daughters of Zion (or spoke to, I mean, I guess they meant "spoke of") the daughters of Zion about the crisping pins, curling hair, and instead of a well set hair, baldness; instead of a... Will that apply to today or is the old Bible of no effect as some say? The old Bible is always in effect, and every Word that God says is in effect. Yes, sir. Only thing it does from the new Bible to the old Bible, it just magnified. Jesus said, "You have heard them say, 'Thou shalt not commit adultery' (you had to be in the act); but I say unto you, whosoever looketh upon a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart." What great outstanding things these are. ...
26And then brother Branham jumps to Isaiah 3 and says, All these different things He said: The daughters of Zion, how they dress and walk, how that homosexuals and different things would appear. How perversions... Men would be given over to strong delusions and all such things as that, how to be heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God, truce breakers, false accusers. And some of these days, may dear brother, Jesus will come. And those who are hammering away at what they call fanaticism today, to believe in the old fashion Gospel of Christ and the Omnipotence speaking and miraculous taken place, He said, "These signs shall follow them that believe. In My Name, they'll cast out devils, speak with new tongues, or take up serpents, or drink deadly things it wouldn't harm them. If they lay their hands on the sick, they shall recover. (That's Mark 16) These things that I did so will you; (That's John 14:12) I'll be with you always, even to the end. When these things begin to appear, lift up your head, your redemption's drawing nigh."
27Brother Branham saw the attitude of the people and he cried out in his sermon, Strait is the gate 59-0301M P:73 Lord, oh, search me, Lord. Try my case right now, Lord. Don't let me have to come before judgment before You after preaching this way. Oh, if there be any unclean thing in me, Lord, take it away, please. We see a day that we're living in, when men and women are becoming so starchy. They're ashamed. You said one time, "There's not even blush amongst the daughters of Zion." Their modesty has been so taken away, till they don't even blush no more. O Lord, think of it. And know that the timepiece yonder's beating away, just a minute or two more, and the great destruction will come, then let him that's filthy be filthy still. God, wake us all up this morning. Shake us, Lord. We see the signs appearing. We got our eyes open to know that. We see millions, millions, Lord, that's turned their back and gone away. I wonder, what can I do, what can I do, O Lord? Is there anything, Lord? If it takes more preaching, more prayer, more anything, help me, Lord, that I might bring the Message to the people. What can I do? But they continually turn it down. You do Your great signs and perform Your wonders, and yet the people march right on. Is it Your Scripture must be fulfilled, is it the time that "No man can come to Me except My Father draws him, and all that the Father has given Me will come to Me"? Lord God, grant this morning that people will wake up and see this last sign of the earth. I pray, God, that You'll grant something to the people.
28And in his sermon Handwriting on the wall 58-0309M P:39 he told us that people are pretty soon coming to the place where God's Spirit will remove Himself from them, and the presence of the Lord will soon be departed. "Yes, and some of these days this nation's going to be all shook up, sure enough. Oh, yes... sure. They said them holy-rollers, them Divine healers, that, this, that, and the other, what all they are... Just wait. God's just. He will send the message anyhow. He did in all other ages. He will do it now, and He is doing it. And the revival is just about over. You remember as THUS SAITH THE LORD, I said, America made her final decision in 1946. Watch, since then. She's gone, and there's nothing left but judgment and chaos. Look what's happened in that much time. Just watch it, how it's going to keep faster and faster. We're at the end. We're living in the shadows of His coming. "There'll be signs in the heavens above and in the earth, men's hearts failing, fear, perplexed of times, distress between the nations." How the people will be heady, high-minded, how the daughters of Zion, the church will walk haughty, high-minded, with the way she'd walk, and mince and twist as she went. Where are we at? We're with Belteshazzar's big rock-and-roll party. And the church has been caught in the tide through television, through radio, through Hollywood. There we are... Real Christian women bobbing off their hair, wearing make-up on their faces, dressed in them little old dirty clothes, because reprobate people has told them there's no harm in it.
30That means these daughters of Zion are (disdainfully proud; snobbish; scornfully arrogant; supercilious) and they walk with stretched forth necks (in other words, there heads are lifted up with so much pride that as brother Branham said, if it rained they would drown.) and wanton eyes, (that means they are always looking, looking, looking, and never satisfied with what they have.) walking and mincing as they go, (the word mincing means walking with an elegant gait or pace, like a model walking in such a way that she catches the attention of the onlookers. So what does that tell you about her condition? It tells you she is totally into self, and want the attention on self instead of on others. Eternal life is living for others, selfies does not show eternal life, selfies shows self. It is not in the dictionary, and when you click on it to do a spell correction the closest word is selfish. That is what the word means, selfies, root word is self, ad by nature a selfy is self centered, self focused. And the world is awash with women and effeminate men taking selfies.)
31And then Isaiah says, and making a tinkling with their feet: (notice this speaks of the wearing of high heeled or spike heeled shoes, the shoes that women willingly but painfully put on so their rumps will stick out in a suggestive position, and it's not even healthy for the feet, yet women willingly are ignorant because they get anointed with a demon and contort their bodies into such shoes? Only a demon would tell a woman to wear those kind of shoes. The Holy Spirit would never tell her that. And if you think I'm preaching too tough, let me tell you something hell is a lot hotter than I'm preaching. I'm trying to save you sisters from spiritual death. And you will thank me one day if you make it to the resurrection of the just.
34The Bible version The Voice says it this way,... 17 I will shame them with unsightly scabs on their heads, these daughters who should be the pride of Zion, God’s precious place. I will make them feel naked when I uncover their foreheads and make them bald.
3618 In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments about their feet, and their cauls, and their round tires like the moon, 19 The chains, and the bracelets, and the mufflers, 20 The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the headbands, and the tablets, and the earrings, 21 The rings, and nose jewels, 22 The changeable suits of apparel, and the mantles, and the wimples, and the crisping pins, 23 The glasses, and the fine linen, and the hoods, and the vails.
37The Voice 18-23 When the time comes, the Lord will simply take away the jewelry for their ankles, heads, noses, arms, ears, wrists, and fingers; these chains and gems, baubles and bangles, sashes and veils, perfume bottles and lucky charms, festive clothes and undergarments, purses and mirrors—everything that consumed their attention to get attention.
3824 And it shall come to pass, that instead of sweet smell there shall be stink; and instead of a girdle a rent; and instead of well set hair baldness; and instead of a stomacher a girding of sackcloth; and burning instead of beauty. 25 Thy men shall fall by the sword, and thy mighty in the war. 26 And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she being desolate shall sit upon the ground.
39The Voice 24 Then instead of a lovely scent—they’ll smell of decay; instead of leather belts—they’ll don a rope; Instead of a cut and style—they’ll have bald heads; instead of silky-soft fabric—they’ll put on scratchy burlap sacks; Instead of beauty—they’ll be branded with shame. 25 Jerusalem, your fathers and sons will be slaughtered, your valiant protectors killed in battle, 26 And your gates will cry out in grief. The city will sit in a heap on the ground, desolate and empty.
40Now, back to the Rising of the Son pp. 87 And she started up that highway just as hard as she could run, and after while the road got narrower and narrower. She started reeling, mincing like that, and off she went. And mother said, "The horriblest screams that I ever heard in my life was that woman falling into those flames and smoke, going down, down like that." Said I turned around and said, "See?"She just obeyed everything but one Word (See?), everything but one Word. Sure, Pentecostal women can be saved, sanctified, and filled with the Holy Ghost and then fail. Absolutely. Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word, that can be... See, see? And she failed it. And as I said (See?), she'd have went on in all right, but (See?) she failed to listen. Telling her what was ahead. And He's wrote the Gospel by the disciples, apostles, and doctrine of the apostles and prophets, and so forth, and they won't listen.
And brother Branham said in his sermon Oneness 62-0211 P:26 "Now, let's think seriously, because we never be able to think anymore after this, after this mortal life is over. Your thinking is now. You cannot choose after this; you must choose now, for this is the day of choosing, making your choice. Now she... One Word, not a whole Decalogue, just one Word, she questioned God, because it was presented to her in that light that that Word was questionable. God's Word cannot be questioned; He meant just what He said. But she questioned it because it was presented to her, "Oh, God surely didn't mean that." But He did mean that. God means every Word He says. And It doesn't need any private interpretation. It's just the way He said It. Well, you say, "How do you know about the Bible?" I believe that my God has guided this Bible; He watches over His Word. He knowed that atheists and infidels would rise in the last days, so He's watched over It. This is exactly the way God meant It. It's the way It's to us now. Now, we must believe It. One Word off of It, and we lose our fellowship, go off into--to death, eternal separation from God, just as Adam and Eve did. We must believe God's Truth."
43And the book of Revelations 22:18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book."