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1Revelations 13:11And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; (Brother Branham taught us that this beast is the United States) and he had two horns like a lamb, (Now, brother Branham said in his sermon on the Book of Revelations, a horn means "a kingdom, and he taught us also that these two horns were both civil and ecclesiastical powers, or the World council of Churches and the United Nations. Two horns, two kingdoms, which merge in this one nation, that comes up out of the land where there are no peoples, nations, multitudes, and tongues. That is America. And after a while it says,) and he spake as a dragon.
312And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, Now. we know the beast of Revelations 17 is the catholic Church. It is Rome. For Rome as civil Rome ruled the world and when it became a two horned Beast is was now civil Rome and ecclesiastical Rome, and look what it did to the world. 68 million martyrs at her hands. The blood of 68 million people put to death for not accepting her rule. 68 million people who held to their own conviction and would not let Rome rule their souls. But now this nation, this power this beast that comes up out of the land, chapter 13, 13 colonies, 13 stripes 13 stars in her original flag, 13 olive branches on her coins, America, began as a young nation looking like a lamb, like a Christian Nation, but after a while she began to speak like the Dragon, which is satan, and and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, (that’s Rome) whose deadly wound was healed. 13And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, (What other nation used television to show the world it’s power. First the trip to the Moon, broadcast to the entire world, then the wars in Iraq with all that fire power coming down from the sky in view of the entire world. They called it shock and awe. But it fulfills This verse of Scripture, exactly. ) 14And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast;
4There’s been more deception the past few years than any other time in the history of this nation, and it began with Richard Nixon and Watergate and has increased exponentially with each President ever since. It’s interesting that this nation will deceive other nations, because this nation or it’s people are also victims of deception this past presidential election, when they were give only 2 choices and neither one was a natural born citizen of the United States. At Least McCain had law backing up his claim to legitimacy since his parents were in the armed service stationed overseas on a U.S. base. Obama though is known throughout Kenya for being born there. The nation was deceived into voting for a man who was not qualified be president according to our constitution.
5And the deceitful thing is the very first act in office he did was to use an executive order to seal all his records. No president in the 234 years history of this nation ever did such. When a man tries to hide his past it show he is worried about the Truth coming out. As a public figure his life is supposed to be an open book, not a sealed one.
7And the Beast is Rome, and the Sword that wounded her was the Sword of the Lord, The Word of God which was placed into the hands of every person interested in knowing the Word of God by men like Zwingli and Luther and Wycliffe. And those Bibles in the hands of the common man cut the Romish churches power because they could not be induced to believe her superstitious nonsense any longer.
815And he (The Beast out of the earth, the United States) had power to give life unto the image of the beast, (Now, don’t you suppose this Image of the Beast which is a replica of Roman domination is the New World Order which is the brain child of the CFR and other rich men who are pushing for it so the US can lead it?) that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. (Now listen, Rome has no military power. Never did. She has always used the military might of other nations to do her bidding for her. And an image is not the original itself, but a copy of the original. The image is something like the first. So this nation which becomes the image of Rome, exercises all the power of papal Rome before her.
916And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 17And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
10Now, this morning we will examine the thoughts of brother Branham in Paragraph 8 & 9 of The Spoken Word is the Original Seed paragraph8All right, I predict that the two denominational groups, Pentecostal and the Evangelical groups, will work together in a denomination, will unite themselves together, and will become a member (all of them) of the Federation of the Council of Churches or the Council of Churches. They already belong to it, all of them. And there will come through them a forcing or a boycott, that'll stop everything but what belongs to that union of churches.
11Now, I do not like this idea of forcing. The Holy Spirit has the nature of a dove, and you must have a nature of a lamb, because those two natures are the only ones that can come together in harmony. And churches or ministries that use force to get their way are not of God. That is not God’s way of doing anything. God is not a forcer. He just tells you the way it should be and leaves it up to you to either believe or not believe. That is simply sowing and reaping. You sow for what you get, and the seed you plant is what comes up.
12It is interesting that we are looking right now at a Boycott of Arizona by not only large cities like Los Angeles and Chicago, but the catholic church has jumped into this fray and are pushing it as well. And now the new Pope, Benedict XVI’s third papal encyclical which was made public on the eve of the next G8 summit that is to take place in Italy. There the nations will meet to create changes for governing the world’s finances.
13In his Papal Cyclical, he proposes a “New World Financial Order” and demands sweeping reforms of the global financial system declaring that the nations must work for the 'common good' and they must be guided by morality and he reconfirmed the traditional support of the Catholic Church for the role of trade unions while urging nations to protect migrants, to safeguard the ecological health of the planet and to lower the consumption of energy.
15He called the present world wide economic crisis “clear proof of the pernicious effects of sin in the market place.” He argued, “To be sustainable, economic policies must be rooted in a comprehensive vision of human welfare, including spirituality.”
16So we see The Pope is now pushing for what he calls a “higher moral influence” in financial markets while on the other hand reaffirming the commitment of his church to the Unions which seems to me to be the lowest moral ground.
17What I do not understand is that here is a church that has denied millions of claimants to financial retribution do to the act of their employees, the priests, who destroyed the lives of millions of children around the world. This church who has shown no remorse in not having stopped their pedophile priests from engaging in their pedophilia, are now claiming moral higher ground in financial matters? The problem we are facing in this world in the financial markets is the same thing as what the church did in protecting their priests and denying the victims of child abuse by them.
18We see the same thing with our congress, rewarding the large to big to fail banks for creating a system of fraud that destroyed the lives of millions of people whose pensions have all but disappeared. So instead of bailing out the pension, they bail out those who stole them.
19And brother Branham continues in saying That's what the Bible said that there would be a boycott, even to such a way it would cause people to not buy or sell unless they had received this, the mark of the beast, which is Romanism, and the image of the beast, which is Protestantism, that the image... The beast had power, authority to give the image life to speak, and it did. And that's the Confederation of Churches, when they confederate themselves together.
209 Now, there's many young people here. I don't know; Jesus may come this afternoon; He may come next year. I don't know when He will be coming. But remember, if I do not live to see that day of His coming, which I hope that I will, and somehow believe I will... Now if I do not see it, do not let this Word ever depart from your ears and your heart. See? Just remember, I speak in the Name of the Lord. Now, I believe with all my heart, that's the way it'll wind up. There will be like a union, a boycott. All such places as this here will be closed down. And you'll not be able to speak unless you got a permission or a license from this federation of churches to hold a service.
21Therefore, we are looking at a stern warning of a Vindicated prophet that the world financial system will come to a crisis and then he said watch the Union come back into strength and power. And that is what we have seen with the government stealing General Motors away from its shareholders, and redistributing its ownership to the unions who broke their ability to make a profit in the first place.
22Second seal the 63-0319 P:108 Now, he gets into a place till he's going to make a universal church power, taking religious power. And do you not understand, my brothers, that when this nation appears in the 13th chapter of Revelation, this little animal raised up like a lamb and it's got two horns: civil and ecclesiastical power. But he done the same thing the beast did before him. It's strange, America is number thirteen and a woman. And strange it appears even in the 13th chapter of Revelation. We started out with thirteen stripes in the flag, thirteen stars, everything's thirteen, thirteen, thirteen, thirteen all the way down; and everything's woman, woman, woman all the way down.
23Jezebel religion 61-0319 P:23 Did you notice in Revelations 13? All the other beasts had come up out of the sea, waters; Revelations 17:17 said, "The waters which thou sawest is thickness and multitudes of people." All the other beasts, they come up out of the water, thickness and multitudes of people. But when the United States come up, "It come up out of the earth where there was no people." And remember, when it come up, it looked like a little lamb. Now, a lamb has two horns, and that's civil and ecclesiastical powers. But when they've united, remember, then that lamb spoke like the dragon did before him; and the dragon was Rome. When the dragon stood before the woman to devour her child as soon as it was born, the red dragon... Who stood before the woman Israel to devour the child as soon as it was born, and sent out a persecution and killed all the children from two years old down? "Rome, the dragon, stood at the woman to devour her child as soon as it was born."
24Token the 63-1128E P:18 The reason I've chose this today, a thanksgiving day, a celebration, for it's a celebration today, that of our pilgrim forefathers that God blessed to come over here to start a nation, and they did, and a mighty nation. It stands above everything in the world today in all of it's corruption, but it has to fall. It never did get big, according to the Scriptures. It never got old. It was a youth, a lamb. "The lamb then spake like the dragon before him." It come up out of not waters, thickness and multitudes of people, but it come out of the earth. So we find out that the lamb had two horns, which was civil and ecclesiastical power; of course, they go together now to speak like a dragon, form an image to the beast, and we still have the freedom of worshipping God in this nation. (And what he is meaning by that is, we might have freedom to worship God as we see fit now, but not for long.)
25Broken cisterns 64-0726E P:24 And it's a strange thing that this United States appears on the scene, and it's like a lamb. And a lamb has two small horns, civil and ecclesiastical rites. And after while when that was a lamb, we found out that it spoke then like a dragon and exercised all the power the dragon had before it. And the Bible tells us that they said, "Let us make a image unto the beast." A image is something like something else. And we can see it right now that in its apostate condition the church is forming the World Council of Churches, which is the image to the power of Rome, and will force upon the people the same thing that papal Rome did. So there's no other way, no other thing, but that is the Truth. And that's why I'm striking it in my age, in my time, is because it's got to be struck at. The call come to "Come out of her, My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins."
26Hebrews Chapter 4 57-0901E P:37 Did you notice this United States is number thirteen in everything it does? You know it was established, the thirteen colonies? You know the flag had thirteen stars in it first? You know everything that the United States does is in the number thirteen? Did you know it appears in the Bible in Revelations 13? Certainly does. The little beast, the lamb that come up out of water, not thickness and multitudes of people, not out of the water, but out of a land where there's no one. It had two little horns: civil and ecclesiastic powers. And he was a lamb: freedom of religion. And after while they went together and he spoke like the dragon and exercised all the power that Rome did before him. That's coming to our nation. You mark it down. You watch to the Confederation of Churches and the Catholic unite together, and watch what takes place. People who follow the Pillar of Fire will certainly have a rough time, but they're ready for the translation at that time (That's right.), just ready to go, "For the Lamb overcome them," said the Bible. "And them that followed Him because they were called the chosen and the faithful, the elected of God." Keep from getting on to that prophecy now, so we can run this on.
27End time evangelism 62-0603 P:78 When I stood not long ago in Switzerland, and I was talking... A woman said, "We want to come over to America so we can have the freedom like the women there." I told them what they did. "No," they said, "we don't want that then." See? See? But it's America. We could go back and show that right here, that that's supposed to be in this nation that comes up where there's no waters, no peoples. Comes up like a lamb, got two little horns, civil and ecclesiastical power, but they unite together through political powers, a new President we got, bringing in Rome again. Now, it is unclear here if he is speaking of Kennedy or this president we have now.
28Restoration of bride tree 62-0422 P:155 And don't the Bible say in Revelations 13... This nation's number thirteen: it's got thirteen stripes in the--thirteen stars in the flag, thirteen stripes in the flag, thirteen, everything in it's thirteen. Thirteen colonies, thirteen everything, and it's found in the 13th chapter of Revelations. And the Bible said that she come up like a little lamb: freedom of religion; two little horns, civil and ecclesiastical. And after while they united, and he spoke like the dragon did, and done everything the dragon did before him. And the Bible said they made a image unto the beast: the Confederation of Church, just what they got in right now here in New York City. And there that great big morgue up there... And all you Methodist, Baptist, and Pentecostals, and every one of you economical--ecumenical people out there trying to do such things as that, and selling out your birthrights to join that bunch of Babylon... What's the matter with you? Sure. Selling your birthrights like Esau did, for a mess of pottage, that's all you're going to get; that's all: forming an image of the beast. Exactly. Don't you fear communism; you fear Catholicism.
30Why are we not a denomination? 58-0927 P:28 Now, notice.... whom the kings of the earth have committed fornications, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. Her wine is what she was giving out, her stimulation: "We are the church. We're the one that's got it." See? Now, just draw that in your mind now. All right. So he carried...Like the angel told John, "I will show you this judgment that's coming to this great church." Now, watch. So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman setting upon a scarlet colored beast,..."Scarlet," in the Bible, represents "royal." The color "scarlet" means "red." And "beast" represents "power." Did you notice the beast come up out of the sea; that was in the Revelation the 13th. And when you see the beast coming up out of the sea, it's meant that this power was raising up among the people. But in Revelation 13, when this lamb came up, he came up out of the earth, no people: United States. But then after he had two little horns: civil and ecclesiastical powers. And then he received power and spoke like the dragon did before him. So you just got to mark it down; we are coming into a religious persecution with the same things that they did in pagan Rome many years ago, for it's THUS SAITH THE LORD. Now, what is it, "setting upon a beast, a power."
31Unchangeable word of God 60-0724 P:68 Revelations 13 said this nation wouldn't live very long, anyhow. You know that. The little lamb raised up and never did come a ram like the rest of them. It died in its youth. That's right. When the ecclesiastical power and civil powers met together with those two little horns of the ram, then united church and state... And we're almost doing it right now. It just depends on which way the wave blows when they have another election. And we're almost at it right now. Just let it go ahead.
321 Thessalonians 4:13But 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. 14For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 15For 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. 16For 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: 17Then 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. 18Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
332 Thessalonians 2:1Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, 2That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. 3Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. 5Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? 6And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. 7For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. 8And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: 9Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 13But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: 14Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle. 16Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, 17Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.
34Angel of the Lord 51-0502 P:22 The word of the little lamb that rose up in Revelations 13, a lamb. Two little... Probably a little horn--civil and ecclesiastical power. But after is lamb, freedom of religion and so forth. But after while, he spake like a beast, like the dragon, and exercised all the power the dragon did before him, a bitter religious persecution. We're nearing that time. You remember, Church, that you're living in the best day that you've ever will live in, right now, until Jesus comes. It shall gradually... Not gradually, but rapidly get worse and worse. When Russia goes down there to get that oil, look out. That's all she needs. That's what the prophet said it would do. And we're ready for it then. So Church, get ready to meet Christ. He's sending great revivals and meetings, and stirring the full Gospel people. Signs and wonders appearing everywhere, Great wonders to draw His people together. And one day He shall come, the deliverer.