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1Now, back to Revelation 17:2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. Now, the wine of her fornication is her doctrine. And she is said to have intoxicated the inhabitants of the earth with her doctrine.
2In fact, that is what Brother Branham tells us in the next paragraph in the Spoken Word if the original Seed, pp. 71. where he said, “So she can't give Word birth to her children, none of them. She is a harlot herself. The Bible said she was. She had a cup in her hand and was giving out her doctrine to the people which was the abomination of the filthiness of her fornication. What is a fornication? It's living unclean. And for her doctrine she's giving to the people, is the filthiness of her fornication. And the kings of the earth and all was made drunk with the wine of her fornication. Exactly right. Look at them. Boy, they'd cut your throat in a minute for that, not only Catholics, but Protestants.
3Notice brother Branham said, She had a cup in her hand and was giving out her doctrine to the people which was the abomination of the filthiness of her fornication. What is a fornication? It's living unclean. And for her doctrine she's giving to the people, is the filthiness of her fornication.
4Then why do not the brethren in this Message understand that unless your doctrine is right, you can’t have a right spirit which is the Holy Spirit. Don’t they know that your doctrine shows what seed you are? Her doctrine is what she held in her cup, in her hands, and she, (the Catholic church) poured what was in her cup out unto the kings and peoples of the earth, and they drank it willingly like it was some stimulation, because after all, wine represents the stimulation of revelation, and she had in her hand a cup which is called the wine of her fornication. And we know fornication is unclean living, and in this context it is unclean doctrine. That is why in Revelations 16:13 we are told, “And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon (that’s the devil himself), and out of the mouth of the beast (that’s the power behind the Catholic church), and out of the mouth of the false prophet which is the pope.
5The Pope claims on his throne the words, VICARIVS FILEII DEI which means in the stead of the son of God, and the Latin numerals add up to 666. So the Popes claim is that he has taken the place of the Son of God on earth, which is a blasphemous name.
6Now, let’s look at this doctrine which is Trinitarianism. The Bible said that out of the mouth of the dragon which we know is satan, and it says so in Revelation 12: 9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. And again in Revelation 20: 2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, So it really does not take a prophet to tell you this because it is very plain in this Scripture. But for those who still want to be sure, brother Branham himself said in Fourth seal the 63-0321 P:70, “And they worshipped the dragon... (Who was the dragon? Satan. That right? The red dragon... All right.)... which gave power unto the beast:... (Where he get his power. See?)... and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who's able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things of blasphemy; and power was given to him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God,... (There you are. See? Oh, on a...)... to blaspheme his name,... (give him a title)... his tabernacle... (which is the Holy Spirit's dwelling place, to make it a place in Rome, a Vatican city; you can just go on down)... and them that dwell in heaven. (blasphemed them by saying they were intercessors) 71 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints... (And he did.)... and to overcome them:... (He did: burned them to the stake, fed them to the lions, and killed them any way he could.)... and power was given him over all kindreds,... tongues, and nations. It never did become that way in Rome until pagan Rome was converted into papal Rome and the Catholic power spread the world; made the universal Catholic church. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names were not written in the book... ("Touch not My oil and wine." See?)... And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names were not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. If any man has an ear, let him hear. He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and... faith of the saints.
7So there is not doubt in our minds that the Woman is the Catholic church and she made the world drunken with her doctrine, which her main doctrine is the Trinity which is from hell, from the mouth of the great serpent, the devil himself.
8 HARVEST TIME 64-1212 320 You know, Jesus said, "It'll come to pass that they'll even kill you, thinking they're doing God a service." Wait till this new book of mine comes out. They shot at some people the other night, for saying that it was wrong to unite the Roman Catholic church with the Protestant. Three shots went through a building of a friend of mine, just barely missed them. Wait till this book gets in circulation. Don't think they are sinning; they think they're doing the right thing. They think they're doing that for a cause for God, not knowing it. The Jews killed Jesus, thinking they were doing the right thing, because their church doctrine said He was wrong. Oh, said for them He... They crucified the very Bread that they were supposed to live by.
10In examining Psalms 1: 1-4 1Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 2But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.3And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. 4The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.5Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.6For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
11Here we found that God likens man to a tree that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; but it also tells us that the ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away." The scripture tells us we must have the right fruit for the right season.
12In Matthew 7: 16–20 Jesus said, Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?17Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.18A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.19Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.20Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Ye shall know them by their fruits!. So the fruits of each man will be known, and therefore if we are to know the man we must know him by his fruits.
13And what are these fruits Jesus is talking about? Well, first of all we know that Jesus said, " As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he, and out from the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh" Therefore “as a man is so shall he think” and “then so shall he speak”. Therefore his fruits will show what He is just as an apple, pear, orange, banana or mango, hanging on a tree shows what type of tree it is.
15Matthew 16:5And when his disciples were come to the other side, they had forgotten to take bread. 6Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees. 7And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have taken no bread. 8Which when Jesus perceived, he said unto them, O ye of little faith, why reason ye among yourselves, because ye have brought no bread? 9Do ye not yet understand, neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets ye took up? 10Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets ye took up? 11How is it that ye do not understand that I spake it not to you concerning bread, that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees? 12Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
16Therefore we should be able to see from Scripture that a man's doctrine will declare what that man is in his heart. From Anointed Ones at the End - Time pg. 15 Brother Branham said, when referring to Matthew 7, "What is the fruit? It is the teaching of the season.”
17Anointed ones at end time 65-0725M P:42 Notice. But it's what they produce that tells you the difference. "By their fruit," Jesus said, "you shall know them." Man does not gather grapes off of a thistle even though the thistle be right in the grapevine. That could be possible, but the fruit will tell it. What is the fruit? The Word for, the fruit for the season; that's what it is, their teaching. The teaching of what? The teaching of the season, what time it is, man's doctrine, denominational doctrine, or God's Word for the season. …
18So we see then, that the season is all important as to what fruit is to be manifested. And since the fruit is the teaching of the season, then the teaching will identify the season as well as the seed of the tree. And remember the scriptures teaches that we are likened to trees as we saw in Psalms 1. Right? So we see that the season has characteristics which identify it. And these characteristics that we are looking at here, is the fruit or teachings that are being presented to the people by their church. And since we are looking at the harlots doctrine which is represented by the wine glass full of idolatry we can see the identification of that church as a prostitute to the nations.
191 Peter 2: 6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, " Behold, I lay in Zion a Chief Corner Stone, Elect, Precious: And He that believeth on Him shall not be confounded. Now notice, first this Head Stone was the Corner Stone that was rejected in the Alpha ministry. And also those who are Elect and believers will not be confounded or confused. And that is because they will understand. And if they will understand the Message, and He said, "My ministry is to declare Him, that He is here," Then they will have to understand the Godhead, and also Vindication. Therefore they will know Who it is that has come down.
20During Jesus Alpha ministry on earth, there were two things that caused more controversy among the Denominations of His day, the Pharisees and Sadducees than anything else. We also found during Brother Branham’s own ministry the same two Doctrinal points were contested mostly among the denominations and Pentecostal churches than any other points he preached in his ministry.
21In John 10 : 32-33 Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly. 25Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me. 26But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you. 27My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. 29My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. 30I and my Father are one. 31Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. 32Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me? 33The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God. 34Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods? 35If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken; 36Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God? 37If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. 38But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him. 39Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand,
22We find here the most religious people the Pharisees, were ready to stone Him because of what He was expressing to them doctrinally and that is His understanding of the Godhead, teaching the doctrine fo Christ as John taught us also in 2 John 9-10. But he also taught us that his doctrine was not his but His fathers that sent him.
24John 7:14Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught. 15And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned? 16Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. 17If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself. 18He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him. 19Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill me? 20The people answered and said, Thou hast a devil: who goeth about to kill thee? 21Jesus answered and said unto them, I have done one work, and ye all marvel. 22Moses therefore gave unto you circumcision; (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers;) and ye on the sabbath day circumcise a man. 23If a man on the sabbath day receive circumcision, that the law of Moses should not be broken; are ye angry at me, because I have made a man every whit whole on the sabbath day? 24Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment. 25Then said some of them of Jerusalem, Is not this he, whom they seek to kill? 26But, lo, he speaketh boldly, and they say nothing unto him. Do the rulers know indeed that this is the very Christ? 27Howbeit we know this man whence he is: but when Christ cometh, no man knoweth whence he is. 28Then cried Jesus in the temple as he taught, saying, Ye both know me, and ye know whence I am: and I am not come of myself, but he that sent me is true, whom ye know not. 29But I know him: for I am from him, and he hath sent me. 30Then they sought to take him: but no man laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come. 31And many of the people believed on him, and said, When Christ cometh, will he do more miracles than these which this man hath done?
25 Notice how Jesus asked them why they would want to stone Him? He pointed to the vindication and they didn't get it. They could not tie together the vindication of God's presence with signs and wonders with the Word Jesus was Speaking to them.
26And so we see Jesus talking to them as we read, I and My Father are One. Then the Jews took up stones to stone Him. Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from My Father; In other words, you know that these wonderful miracles you have been witness to are beyond what a man could do, you know that they have to come from God alone, for no other could do such. Many good works have I shewed you from My Father; for which of those works do you stone me? Based on vindication, of which of the Points that I have been vindicated by God do you want to stone Me? The Jews answered Him, saying, for a good work we stone Thee not; but for blasphemy; and because thou a man, makest thyself God. "
27So we see that people do not change and neither does God. And if the people rejected the Alpha ministry of Jesus Christ over Godhead and Vindication, then they will have to do it in the Omega ministry as well in order to Crucify to themselves the Lord afresh and put Him to an open or public shame and disgrace.
29Brother Branham taught vindication as "God having a One man Message and He deals with One man only". This caused much of the clergy to alienate brother Branham, which was due mostly to professional jealousy.
30So we see that these children have one thing in common. A false anointing from the devil that brings deception. And how does it come? By vain words. Useless words. Words which mean nothing. Then if the two main doctrines that Jesus taught were his relationship to His Father who is God, and the Presence of that God indwelling in Him, which is vindication, then any other thoughts contrary to these would have to be considered vain and useless.
31But as we see here by these scriptures, 1 Peter 2: 7 Unto you therefore which believe, He is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, He has become something else as we see according to the next verse 1 Peter 2: 8 a Stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense, even to them which stumble at the Word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.
32Now these disobedient children are serpent seed, so they are not and can not be the Seed of God. In fact as we read further in the next verse we will find this out for sure. But notice that to the elect this Headstone ministry of His Appearing is precious to us, it is considered the most valuable thing we know, but to the other Seed, it is considered a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense.
33Now if we really get into this and look at the definition of the word offense, we shall find that it means, something that causes resentment and anger, the act of attacking and assaulting. And that is why they say, " It's not so much their doctrine that we hate, it's their Spirit." They have the wrong Spirit. And that is why they could not buy into what Jesus had to say either. He came at them with a two edged sword and they did not like it either. So it becomes a Rock of Offense and a stumbling stone to them which stumble at the Word because they are children of disobedience, as they were appointed to be from before the world was even framed.
34So what we are looking at here is twins again. Both religious, yet one is the Seed of God and the other is the seed of the Devil. And what we are finding is that The key to understanding this here, is that only those who are in the Election will not stumble at the Word. But those who are not God's Seed will stumble at the 2 major doctrines that have come forth at every exodus God has come as the Pillar of Fire. Now, I want you to read this next verse vary carefully.
351 Peter 2: 9 But ye are a chosen generation,.. the word generation here is “genos” which we get the word gene from and which refers to “Lineage, seed or offspring” and I want you to notice what the attributes of this gene seed are.
36He says, they are: an Holy nation, a peculiar people. Now this is not peculiar in our sense of the word which means strange, but it comes from a Greek word which actually means a purchased people, or a people who have been bought with a price, which then means a redeemed people. : that ye should show forth the praises of Him Who hath called you out of darkness unto His marvelous light:
37Now if we are to show forth the praises of Him, then we are to say the same thing He said. For Hebrews 13:15 says, “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.”
38So these are a people who won’t add to what He said or take from what hHe said, but will say it as He said it. Jesus said, " If you confess me before men, I will confess you before my father." And Brother Branham taught us that the word confess means to say the same thing, because it is made up of two Greek words, "Homo" which means the same as, and "Logos" which is the very thoughts of God manifested or expressed in Word form. So we see that to confess Him is to say the same things He said about Himself. Then you have got to understand what he said in order to repeat it correctly.
39Paul said in 1 Corinthians 13: 11 When I was a child I spake as a child, because I understood as a child, and I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish thinking." How many times have we as parents heard one of the children try to repeat a song or something that they heard but because they did not understand it, it came out much different from what the original lyrics were.
40I remember driving down the road onetime and my family were all singing "Swing low sweet chariot", and as we sang, I could hear Sara the youngest singing "Swing low, sweet cherry oven". She was about three years old. Another time we a brothers family over and we were all singing songs. And his three years old wanted to sing a song for us called the B.I.B.L.E., And he sang, "The B-uh-E-uh-E that's the book for me, I stand upon the wood of God, the B-uh-E-uh-E!" And another time during song service, sister Lisa was also about that same age, and she started singing " Old McDonald had a farm" and her mother quietly said, SSSHHHH, and sister Lisa said, "But Mom, I'm only singing."
41So you see, that without an understanding, many of the things we think about just do not come out right. We must have a mature mind, to think mature thoughts. And God has come down to give us His Mind in this hour. And we must have a spiritually mature mind in order to receive God's thoughts. And that is the trouble we have in this message today. Men are still living by the glare of another day. And they have not come to the place where they have let go of their own thoughts. Look, you do not have the capacity to hold onto your own thoughts and also receive the thoughts of God. And so, when we hear Brother Branham make the statement, "which the woman is took from the man, a part of the man. Every... Genes of the man is in the woman, that's what makes the woman. And that's the way the Word of God is in the Church, what makes the Church the Bride." We find men who are not ordained to handle this word taking these words and making them into some sort of contorted Female attributes of God and a sort of Female part of God or some strange Female Holy Ghost doctrine. It just goes to show that these men do not understand the Doctrine of Godhead, and therefore they can not understand Vindication either.
422 Timothy 3: 13 - 14, 13But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. 14But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; Knowing of whom you are taught, he tells us, and how many people actually know the person who is teaching them.
43That is why Brother Branham taught us in the Church Age Book Chapter 4 - The Smyrnaean Church Age P:140 “In every age we have exactly the same pattern. That is why the light comes through some God-given messenger in a certain area, and then from that messenger there spreads the light through the ministry of others who have been faithfully taught. But of course all those who go out don't always learn how necessary it is to speak ONLY what the messenger has spoken. (Remember, Paul warned the people to say only what he said, I Corinthians 14:37, "If any man think himself to be a prophet or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the COMMANDMENTS OF THE LORD. What? came the Word of God out from you? or came it unto you only?"…
44They add here, or take away there, and soon the message is no longer pure, and the revival dies down. How careful we must be to hear ONE voice, for the Spirit has but one voice which is the voice of God. Paul warned them to say what he said, even as Peter did likewise. He warned them that EVEN HE (PAUL) could not change one word of what he had given by revelation. Oh, how important it is to hear the voice of God by way of His messengers, and then say what has been given them to say to the churches.
45I know there are some who claim to believe the message but refuse the Church Age book, but then Paul said, “if they be ignorant then let them be ignorant.” I can not help it if they want to pick and choose what they want to believe. “God said, I believe it, and that settles it for me.” But let me say this, those same brethren do not believe the doctrine of Christ as God taught it to Jesus His Son, and Jesus taught it to His Disciples, and as the apostles taught it in this Bible, and as William Branham vindicated prophet of God taught it. And if they do not understand it brother Branham said they have not even gotten to first base, so they are in fact not even in the game, and if they haven’t reached first base there is no way for them to get to come home.