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1Galatians 4:22For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman. 23But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise. 24Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar. 25For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. 26But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all. 27For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband. 28Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise. 29But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now. 30Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman.31So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free.
21And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:2With whom the kings of the earth have committed (idolatry), and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine (stimulation) of her (idolatry). 3So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman (Church) sit upon a scarlet colored (royal looking)beast (Power), full of blasphemious names, having seven heads and ten horns. 4And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet color (the color of royalty), and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations (an abomination is knowing to do right and you will not do it) and filthiness of her (idolatry): 5And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. 6And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints (those who were sanctified and set aside for service to the Lord), and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus (Christians): and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration. 7And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman (the church), and of the beast (the power) that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns. 8The beast (power) that thou sawest was, and is not;(it is a succession of Popes) and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, (bottomless because her doctrine has no Scriptural foundation) and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. (Again we see a succession of popes, they were then died, then another then he dies then another, and all the while holding the power over the people as if the one never dies. Succession of power in the office of pope.) 9And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman (church) sitteth. 10And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. 11And the beast (Power) that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, (there’s your G8 summit. You know Malachi Martin who was a Vatican insider told us the original G5 had six signatures to it? The 6th was the secretary of State of the Vatican who initiated these G5 and G8 summits. They have been manipulating the economies of the world threw the Wall Street Jews for years. The Jews have the paper but Rome has the gold, and we know that one day Rome will have it all ), and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. 12And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. Brother Branham said these are dictators who are not kings but given power as kings. 13These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. (Notice their one mind is to give their power and strength to the Pope.) 14These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.15And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. (I have shown you in the parables many scriptures that also speak of this same thing. The Sea represents people, nations, multitudes and peoples.) 16And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore (The adulterous and idolatrous church), and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. 17For God hath put in their hearts to fulfill his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. 18And the woman (Church) which thou sawest is herself a city,(city state) that dominates and controls the rulers and leaders of the earth.
4Gracious and Loving Father we come humbly and reverently this morning knowing we are living at the end time, and soon it will be said, “He that is righteous is righteous still, and he that is filthy is filthy still, and time will be no more, and no man will be able to repent after that time. Be with us this morning father and give us a heart and life that is able to repent, and thus help us Father to repent of our wicked ways as the Psalmist said, Psalms 119: 133 Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me. Help us to be Holy as You Father are Holy, for we ask it in Jesus Christ’s name. Amen.
615 Now, then, this unwise virgin, when she went to buy oil, she was sent to buy oil. When she did, she found out that she was too late. Why? Why, friend? The seeds are done planted. See? There was three up to the Sodom time. There's always been a number of three all the time. There's three comings of Christ. He came once to redeem His Bride. He comes the next in the rapture to catch away His Bride. He comes again in the millennium with His Bride. Everything is in three. Threes is a perfect number. Five is the number of grace; seven, completion; twelve, worship; forty, tempted; and fifty is the jubilee. The very word "Pentecost" means "jubilee, fifty." See?
716And now God in His numerals, He's perfect in His numerals; He's perfect in His Word; He's perfect in His action; He's perfect in everything, because He's a perfect God. Yes. And we see that in these virgins... Now look, there is called a whore in the Bible. (Now, I want my sisters to forgive me. I'm... That's what the Bible says. Today I am speaking just plain.) Calls her the whore and a mother of harlots, which is the same thing...Now, if you notice, there is a whore spoke of in the Bible (That's a church.), a harlot spoke of in the Bible (That's a church.), and a Bride spoke of in the Bible, and that's a church. There's the three. We'll get in to them after while showing whose brides those are, and how they've been rejected, and all about it, if the Lord willing. Now. let’s just look at the attributes of these three types of women that brother Branham is speaking of here. The Virgin, the Whore and the harlot.
9There you are, and if you notice the virgin has attributes that speak well of her. Wesbsters tells us the Virgin: is a person who has kept themselves from sexual activity 2. she is a chaste and unmarried woman; 3. or she is an unmarried woman who has taken religious vows of chastity.
10She is true, she is real, she is quiet, she is meek, she is not mouthy, she is not boisterous or loud, or pushy or any other male attribute. And she is not flirtatious, no, not at all. But she holds her head high because she can. She has character, and she is pure in her thoughts, and she keeps herself holy. But the Whore and the Harlot are two of a kind and they are very different from the virgin. The Only thing they have in common is that they are all women.
11But the Whore is the mother of harlots. That’s what the Bible says. In Ezekiel 16:44 we read, “as is the mother so is her daughter.” The Law of reproduction in Genesis 1:11 tells us, Every seed must bring forth after it’s own kind. They will bring forth the same nature.
13Whore n. 1. A prostitute. And not only is a whore considered first and foremost a prostitute, but is a person considered as having compromised principles for personal gain. In other words their standards of decency are not very high. They will even sell themselves for gain. In politics we often hear said that a certain politician prostituted themselves by compromising principals for short term gain.
15Now, a vagabond is: A person without a permanent home who moves from place to place. They are considered a vagrant: which is a tramp or wanderer. A rogue is an unprincipled, deceitful, and unreliable person; a scoundrel or rascal.
16So we see that a harlot is not only just as unprincipled like her mother the whore is, but she is also a wanderer, a tramp and a vagabond. And in Genesis 4 we see that the curse God placed upon Cain was that he would become a vagabond in the earth. So if every seed must bring forth after their kind, then the harlot which is a vagabond in the earth is the seed of the serpent and that is why she denies the Word and won’t receive it when she hears it.
17Genesis 4: 12 When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth. 13And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment is greater than I can bear. 14Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; …
19Now, in continuing with his sermon, brother Branham says, 18 When that little boy was raised from the dead up there in Finland, them big Communistic soldiers standing there with a salute when I passed by, the tears running down their cheeks said, "We'll receive a God like that," sure, a God that can raise the dead and keep His Word, sure. See? But when it comes to just going to church and living like the devil and everything else, like the rest of the world, making nothing, then they don't believe in it. And to be honest, I don't either. That's right. That's right. (See?)There's no Scripture that says Communism will rule the world, but there is a Scripture, and all the Scripture said Romanism will do it. So keep your eyes on that.
20Now don’t forget that brothers, we hear the midnight cry out there about what Obama is doing bringing in communism, but br. Branham said don’t fear communism, fear Romanism. And that is the peace of the pie that nobody out there in media land is seeing. But we have “thus saith the Lord” it’s Romanism, so don’t worry too much about Obama.
21He’s just a tool in the hands of the Lord to bring about the curse of Deuteronomy 28 on this nation and the world for turning down the Voice of the Lord God in this day. And if you really want to know what is happening out there in the economy all you have to do is read Deuteronomy 28 and you will see that the curse, Though it has taken 50+ years to get here, it has not only come upon this nation and the world, but it has overtaken this nation and the world as God said it would.
22Deuteronomy 28:15But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:
23Notice all the curse are headed this way, so don’t worry, the only ones who will escape it are the Elect, for God could never put a curse on her, for she is already been judged and will not come into the judgment.
24John 12:44 Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me. Notice he said, when you believe on me, in actuality you are believing the one who sent me. So in order to believe on Him you must first believe that he is, and then you must believe that His father sent him.
251 John 5: 10 He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. And what is that record that God gave of His Son? He said, “This is my beloved son in whom I am pleased to dwell in”. God in Christ reconciling the world unto Himself.
26In John 3: 36 we hear Jesus say, He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. So if you believe then no wrath, but to believe not comes the wrath with it. And that is the curse of Deuteronomy 28 for not taking heed to the Voice of God.
28And in John 3: 18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And remember you are either ordained to believe or you are not, because we read in Acts 13:48 and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed. So if you are ordained to eternal Life you can not help but to believe.
29And those who are ordained to believe are sealed in are protected from the judgments that are to follow, and those who are sealed out, are fitted for destruction. They fit themselves. Notice Romans 9:22 What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much long-suffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction: Now, if they are fitted to destruction, then they are geared to it. Look, where there is a deep calling there is a deep to respond, right? Isn’t that what Br. Branham preached? Then if there is a destruction that is ordained then there must be vessels that are prepared of fitted to that destruction.
30So what does this word fitted to destruction mean? The word “fitted to” is a Greek word which means they are “prepared for”. If I fit something to something else, then what I am doing is preparing that thing to match the other. Then the judgment matches the judged? So, where there is a deep calling there is a deep to respond. Brother Branham also said, there couldn't have been a fish with a fin until there had been first a water to swim in.
33In his sermon, Preparation 53-1111 16 brother Branham said, I believe that the people are in the preparation of the last great destruction this world will ever know. I believe we're at the end. You can speak to people; you could put a Billy Graham in every city in the United States; they'd drink whiskey and smoke cigarettes and laugh at you and everything else just the same. They are in the spirit of the last days. And God cannot send destruction before the people are in the spirit for destruction. God never did destroy anything. Man always destroys himself.
35Jesus said in John 3: 18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And if Jesus said “he is condemned already,” then this condemned one is the one that Paul says has fitted himself to destruction.
36Now, when we read of these "Vessels of wrath fitted to destruction." The usual explanation given for these words is that the vessels of wrath fit themselves to destruction, that is, they fit themselves by virtue of their wickedness; and it can be argued that there is no need for God to "fit them to destruction", because they are already fitted by their own depravity, and that this must be the real meaning of this expression. Now if by "destruction" we mean punishment, it is perfectly true that the non-elect do "fit themselves", for everyone will be judged "according to his own works"; and thus by this the non-elect do indeed fit themselves for destruction. But the real point is that back in Romans 9:11-13: Paul is speaking of Esau and how God hated him before he was even born. So did he fit himself to be the object of God's hatred before he was even born? Or was he hated before he was born and before he could do any good or evil? Again; did Pharaoh fit himself to his destruction, or did God harden his heart by bringing those plagues upon Egypt? –
37Notice in Ex 4:21 The Lord tells Moses before he even goes to Egypt that He will harden Pharoah’s heart. 21And the LORD said unto Moses, When thou goest to return into Egypt, see that thou do all those wonders before Pharaoh, which I have put in thine hand: but I will harden his heart, that he shall not let the people go.
38If you recall years ago I preached a sermon called “The Hardening Process”, where I explained how God brings small judgments a little at a time, and then let’s off the pressure, then sends the fiery trials again, and then he allows a time for cooling down in between. So the same process wherein we harden steal by heating it up, then cooling it, then heating it up again and then cooling it and if we repeat this process over and over with metal, if you do this enough times, it will become harder and harder and harder until it gets so hard that it becomes brittle and the least amount of pressure will make it just snap in to or even shatter into hundreds of pieces. In other words, there is a process whereby God is fitting these unbelievers for their destruction. But as any process it takes time.
39Now, notice the next verse in Romans, 9:23 "And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory." I read this verse also so that you will notice the fact that the "vessels of mercy" are said to be "afore prepared unto glory". If we look back at Romans 9:18-21 Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth. 19Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will? 20Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus? 21Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonor.
42John 3: 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him (on him who? Who believeth on the son of God) should not perish, but have everlasting life.
45And so we see in John 5: 24 Jesus is giving us Deuteronomy 28 all over again when he says, Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into the judgment; but is passed from death unto life.
46And one the plagues is famine, and yet Jesus tells us in John 6: 35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
47So we see the curses are for the non elect. They are for those who are fitted to this destruction. Those who are ordained to it, and who fit themselves to it by their own works. And it says, 16Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field. So it don’t matter where they try to hide, in the city or in the country, the y will not escape the curse of God for turning away their ears from His Voice, which is His prophets.
4817Cursed shall be thy basket and thy store. It don’t matter how much they try to store up if they are under the curse it won’t do them any good. 18Cursed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy land, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.
5019Cursed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and cursed shalt thou be when thou goest out. Even their coming home and leaving their home will be under the curse of God. Then there will be no place of refuge for them.
5120The LORD shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, (vexation is confusion and tumlt, in other words, every thing seems to be going turning upside down) and rebuke, in all that thou settest thine hand unto for to do, until thou be destroyed, and until thou perish quickly; because of the wickedness of thy doings, whereby thou hast forsaken me.
52So it matters not what they try to do to get away from the curse that has come upon them and has overtaken them, it will destroy them for it is ordained to do so, and no one can stop it, for it is a seed that has been planted. God’s Word does not return unto Him void, which means it doesn’t return to him not having done what it was ordained to do.
53You see it every day in the media, stock up on this and store up on this, and I am not saying we should not do it, but to think if you have not hearkened and taken heed to the voice of God in this hour that you will somehow avoid the curse, you had better think twice about it, and get right while there still may be time. Too many people claiming to believe this message have not shown God and His those he has anointed the proper respect. Moses sister made fun of him and she died of leprosy. Br Branham’s wife just spoke rough to him and she almost died from a tumor the size of a watermelon in her womb. The scripture tells us, “Touch not mine anointed and do my prophets no harm”.
54Listen, if God said he will bring all these curses upon a people who do not pay heed to His voice” and His Voice is His prophets, and those whom he has sent. Then to disrespect the vessel that brings reflects that voice is to disrespect that Voice itself.
5621The LORD shall make the pestilence cleave unto thee, until he have consumed thee from off the land, whither thou goest to possess it. And what is pestilence? In the Hebrew dictionaries it is called Murrain. That’s what pestilence is. It is according to Wikipedia a highly infectious disease in cattle and sheep. It literally means death.
57And murrain is found in cows sheep. And it was the fifth plague God brought against Egypt because they would not listen to the Voice of the Lord God. mad cow and scrapies in sheep are both a spongiform encephalopathy. And it can not be stopped by fire.
58In verse 22 the NIV calls it wasting disease and we know of course that Chronic Wasting disease or CWD is another term for Mad cow, scrapies, and Krutchfield Jacobs disease in humans. 22The LORD will strike you with wasting disease, and with fever and inflammation, with scorching heat and drought, with blight and mildew, which will plague you until you perish