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1Last week we looked at paragraph 98 where brother Branham said, 98 Jesus said, "Upon this rock I'll build My church." The Catholic church says, "There's a rock there, the church is built on it; and Peter was that rock." And the Catholic church says that Peter's buried under it. That's a lie, as far as I can ever see, at the time they said Peter was buried in there, the Bible said he was over here in Jerusalem. See? He never was over there. But anyhow, they say he was there. There's actually not a record of Paul ever being there, but in history. But they say Peter... Let him be buried there. If he was, what difference does that make? That wasn't what Jesus was talking about. See, how they got the material thing mixed up.
4Winston Churchill once said, “those who did not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” And that is so true. For an example of that just look at this nation. Since the 1960 they replaced the study of History and they began calling it social studies, until every little snickle-fritz educated who has gone through the dumbing down process of our public school system knows nothing of the reasons why our fore fathers left Europe because of religious persecution, and came to this country for religious freedom. They have no clue as to the declaration of independence, the bill of Rights, or the Constitution. They have no clue as to the religious oppression by the Catholic church for more than a thousand years, and so they are doomed to repeat it.
5There is a general consensus by the real historians of ancient history, those who lived more than 50 years ago, because I doubt today we have any true historian who hasn’t had his mind melted down by re-written history or just bad diet. But all great historians of yesteryear will tell you that the systems of Babylon and Rome were very similar in there makeup.
6What I am afraid of is that the new generation of Message believers, those young Christians becoming the new generation of leaders in this Message, those young people who have been raised in the Message, yet who have not done their homework and they have not studied like the first generation in this Message have done. They don’t really know, nor understand that we are in a warfare and it is not just a spiritual warfare, but right around the corner Rome is about to raise its ugly head again, the wound of which it looked like it had been wounded to death but lives on and has come back to finish the work it began nearly a thousand or more years ago. Total conquest of the world under an economic rulership, for the golden rule is “he that owns the giold rules”.
7When I came into the Truth of this message, I couldn’t get my hands on enough material and so I read whatever I could get my hands on day and night, because I had such a hunger to know the Truth for the truth will set you free. I wanted to know the history of why the church had gone so far away from the original acts and nature of the first church. why had the church died, what was it about organized religion that was so treacherous and yet beguiling.
9So in my quest to know more and more truth, and book title Br. Branham referred to I read as diligently as I could. I read Hislop’s Two Babylons, and Father Charles Chiniquy’s book 50 years in the church or Rome. I even read the original Foxes Book of Martyrs which I do not know if it is even in print any more. Not the original anyway. They have watered down that a whole bunch the last one I saw.
10And then my quest for truth broadened out further as I have also read others books such as ex-Cincinnati diocese priest Jeremiah Crowley who wrote a book called Romanism a Menace to the Nation back in 1912, and another book called Thirty years in Hell by ex-Priest Bernard Fresenbore written in 1904, and many by Avro Manhattan like Vatican Billions, The Jesuits, and others by Malachi Martin, The Jesuits, Windswept House, Keys of this blood, the last conclave, and many others by so many writers over the past hundred years..
11Now, in order to really understand what Trinitarianism is all about and why it is so diabolical, you should start your reading with an old book by Alexander Hislop called, “The Two Babylons” where he wrote the following. “All one has to do is bring the ancient Babylonian Mysteries to bear on the whole system of Rome, and then it will be seen how immensely the one has borrowed from the other. These Mysteries were long shrouded in darkness, but now the thick darkness passes away. All who have paid the least attention to the literature of Greece, Egypt, Phoenicia, or Rome are aware of the place which the "Mysteries" occupied in these countries, and that, whatever circumstantial diversities there might be, in all essential respects these "Mysteries" in the different countries were the same.
12Now, as the book of Jeremiah indicated, Babylon was the primal source from which all these systems of idolatry flowed, therefore, the deductions of the most learned historians, on mere historical grounds have led to the same conclusion. When we look at arithmetic and astronomy, "It is said that these came from the Chaldeans to the Egyptians, and then to the Greeks." Therefore, “If the Egyptians and Greeks derived their arithmetic and astronomy from Chaldea, seeing these in Chaldea were sacred sciences, and monopolized by the priests, that is sufficient evidence that they must have derived their religion from the same place
13In the Book of Revelation 18: 2 we read, And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. So what bird makes her residence at Rome? You want to know what Bird inhabits the Vatican? What other bird could it be but the Cardinal? Just having fun.
14Ok, now in getting back to The Spoken Word is the Original Seed, I would like to continue in our study from paragraph 99 where he said, “Well, the Protestants said, "No. Jesus said He was that Rock."Now, He never said it. He said, "Blessed art thou, Simon, the son of Jonas; flesh and blood didn't reveal it to you"--"Thou art Christ, the Son of the living God." Flesh and blood... He never learned it in a seminary. "Some denomination didn't teach you this, but My Father which is in heaven has revealed It, and upon this Rock (the spiritual revealed Truth of God's Word) I'll build My church, and the gates of hell can't prevail against it."
15100 Moab did the same thing. He come down there, and he taught the children of Israel; said, "Now, looky here, friends..." Now, that's the same thing they done in Pentecost. (Now, look), "Now looky here, aren't we all the same? Don't we believe the same God? We're all the same." The children of Moab was Lot's daughter. See that whole bunch skate down there, still a hair in the biscuit. See? There they are, gaggy. See, they was up there, and they had... "Why," she said, "now, looky here, you know we're all the same." (How many knows that that was Lot's children? Sure--from their own daddy--adultery.) And said, "Now, we're all the same. You know, you Methodists, and you Baptists, we Presbyterians and all; why sure, we want some of your oil. We're all the same." And what did they do? They married among them. And that's what Pentecost did to the Protestants.
16Now, let me stop here for a moment and say this to you young people, and to those who are listening to this sermon overseas. You had be very careful who you marry. Don’t just think because they believe God sent a prophet that they believe this message. John warned us that if they do not have the doctrine of Christ they do not have God and you are not to even to have them into your house or you are guilty of their sin.
17Now, what does that mean. It means be very careful and give them the word test. See what spirit they have. That is why Br. Branham told Rebeccah Branham that she was not allowed to marry until both her and her Groom had the baptism of the Holy Ghost. And you had better not marry someone just because they claim to believe this Message. They had better be a real genuine believer. And how do you know? Give them the Word test. If they can not accept the truth, then look out. I’ve seen too much marriage and divorce right in this Message to believe that everyone who speaks the name of Jesus or William Branham are saved and filled with God’s Spirit. So brother Branham warns us here and then says, …
18She married in the federation of churches; she denominated herself, and where is she? Just exactly like Israel was: put away for both spiritual fornications and literal fornications. God refused her from then on. Even those children which become Samaritans was cursed. Is that right? Sure she was. Jehovah put her away.
19101 Christ's bride did the same: mixed her denominational seed and put Christ, her espoused Husband, away. And you dry-washed bunch of Pentecostals; what's the matter with you? Revelations the 3rd chapter and the 20th verse, we find in prophecy, Jesus Christ outside of His own church in this Laodicean Age, knocking on the door trying to get back, the most pathetic picture in the Bible. What'd she do? She took on whoredom. When Jesus comes, what's He knocking for? Jesus come back to receive His Bride; and when He come to knock at the door, He was fastened out. That means he the Word was locked out of the church.
20Well, they say, I have a DD so that means I know God. It does? Yeah, I got my DD. They say, “I got my Doctor of Divinity”…. “So I know all about God”….but I would like to know, how can you have a doctors degree in divinity? There is no such thing. How can you have a Doctorate in Divinity when the dictionary defines Divinity as: 1. The state or quality of being divine. How can you have a Doctors degree in being Divine. Divine means Having the nature of or being a deity. b. Of, relating to, emanating from, or being the expression of a deity. Most Doctors of Divinity that I know have more a Doctorate in Devilry, because they are so un-God-Like, or anti-Christ.
22And thirdly Divinity speaks of deity, such as being a God or goddess, or having God-like character. And I haven’t seen where there has ever been one that was given this recognition by some university that was God-like, or conformed to the Image of the first born son who was God-Like. So then there remains one or three things that this term DD could stand for. It is either a Doctor of Devilry, Doctor of Delusion, or Doctor of Death. That’s your DD.
23In Deuteronomy 13:1 we are warned, If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder,2 And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods,…
24Notice the warning is that they go after other “gods”, plural… that's not One God, that's more than one God like Trinity worship, where they believe there are three gods; one who is called father, another god who is the son of the father god, and a third god who is a holy spirit god. That's what God was warning the people about here. Not to be drawn away by anyone who would teach a Trinitarian pluralism.
25Then he said, which thou hast not known, So you see they should know better because they were taught better. “and let us serve them; 3 Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
26So we see the whole purpose of God even allowing the false teacher or prophet to come along is to see what you are going to do about it. Are you going to take a stand or are you going to just go with the flow.
27But then commands them, 4 Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and didn’t John tell us the same thing? Didn’t he say, if you walk in the light as he is in the Light you will be walking after the Lord your God, and having fellowship with him, and the benefit of that is that your wins will be covered by the blood of Jesus Christ?)So God says: 4 Ye shall walk after the LORD your God and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice,
28Now we know that His Voice is His word through His prophets, and we are commanded to serve God and cleave unto him. That's all God wants from us, to walk with Him in His Presence. And you can not do that outside of Vindicated teaching.
29When David sang the Psalm 19:7 “The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul:” YO know what he was singing? You know what the Word law was translated from?, The Hebrew Word “torah” which means “Doctrine”. So he was singing The Doctrine of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul. And John said there is one doctrine that is so essential that if you do not have it, you have not God. So how could a Trinitarian or Oneness even have the Holy Ghost when Scriptures says if He doesn’t have the doctrine of Christ right, he has not God. Who is the Holy Ghost anyway if it isn’t God’s own life itself?
30And, brother Branham said if you have a Trinitarian in your pulpit you have a false prophet in your pulpit. So you see where that spirit came from. It came from the Pagan mysteries. And when you show a Trinitarian where he is wrong by Scripture, they always revert back to “well, we aren’t supposed to know it, it’s a mystery isn’t it?” Show me in the Bible that the Godhead is supposed to be a mystery?
31It says great is the mystery of Godliness, not Godhead, Godliness. 1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. So what is godliness? It comes from the old English Word God-Like-ness. So great is the mystery of God-like-ness, which is the mystery of Christ revealed. How the son of God could be so God-like, that’s the mystery paul is speaking about.
32But paganism clouds everything in mysteries. That is its premise. That is how it controls the people. It holds them to a special class of man called the clergy and places him above the people and includes him into a special group that are privy to the secrets and mysteries, and then if you are not part of that group, well, then you become dependent upon those who are, that’s all.
33And that’s not just Catholicism, paganism, Babylonian religion, but right in this Message there are men who will tell you they know the mysteries of the thunders, and yet they will never say what those mysteries are because they don’t know it themselves. You may remember br. Donat Janckheere?, his son Marcus has preached here for us, and has accompanied me in Africa and Poland and France. Br. Donat was from Belgium and he was quite a teacher in Europe. He was considered perhaps the best Message teacher in Europe in his day, and the leader of the Thunders movement told him, “why are you explaining the thunders to the people, you must not do that.” In other words, “You keep it mysterious to keep them coming”.
34Well, I guess what he said must have been true, for when Br. Donat quit preaching the mysteries of the thunders and he began to teach the Doctrine of Christ, the people left him. He went from about 220 people down to 28 when he embraced the Doctrine of Christ
35Now, the Caldean mysteries surrounded the teaching of a false three God godhead as such. The Babylonian triad of Anu, Ea and Enlil. Anu was the Father of the Babylonian gods, and Ea was the son of the father of the gods associated with the earth, and Enlil was the god of the wind, which they just call him spirit now. So you see where Trinitarianism comes from? Paganism. It comes from Babylon pagan mysteries, and it's nothing but babble. And mystery Babylon is the Catholic church, and Trinitarianism is nothing but Pagan Roman mythology. Jupiter the Father of the gods, and then Hercules the part man part god etc.
36And because God so hated that spirit of error, in getting back to Deuteronomy 13: 5 we read, And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death; because he hath spoken to turn you away from the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to thrust thee out of the way which the LORD thy God commanded thee to walk in. So shalt thou put the evil away from the midst of thee. 6 If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, which is as thine own soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy fathers;7 Namely, of the gods of the people which are round about you, nigh unto thee, or far off from thee, from the one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth;8 Thou shalt not consent unto him, nor hearken unto him; neither shall thine eye pity him, neither shalt thou spare, neither shalt thou conceal him: 9 But thou shalt surely kill him; thine hand shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people.10 And thou shalt stone him with stones, that he die; because he hath sought to thrust thee away from the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.
37Now, that sounds pretty tough, but that is how God feels about that Trinitarian dogma. Who ever heard of a god that is made up by a committee. Sounds Baptist to me, but they just love their committees. And you might say, well that's Old Testament. Let me tell you brother or sister if you got that in your head, that God is not the Judge of all the heavens and earth, then something is wrong with your thinking.
38I had a dialogue this week with some people from a group who were lying about William Branham and what he taught. They said he was not even Christian because he did not believe in the trinity. And when we begin to dialogue, I could hardly believe that anyone could be so stupid as to believe the bible actually speaks of Three Gods. That’s what they said. They said the Bible names three Gods but teaches there is one God so it is a mystery. Well, it’s a mystery all right, Mystery Babylon, that’s what it is.
39God said in the old Testament, in the Book of Malachi chapter 3, "I am God, I change not." And the very first of the commandments we see in Exodus 20: 2I am the LORD thy God, …3Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Notice he is one God, not three and he said thou shalt not have any other gods plural. In Isaiah 43: 3 God said, For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: Notice he said, the Holy One not the holy threesome.
41Deuteronomy 18:15 The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken; 16 According to all that thou desiredst of the LORD thy God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I die not. 17 And the LORD said unto me, They have well spoken that which they have spoken. 18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. 19 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.
42Is not that exactly what Jesus told them? John 14: 10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
43John 12: 49For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. 50And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak. Now, isn’t that exactly Deuteronomy 18?
44So I don’t care who anyone thinks they are. If they disagree with a vindicated prophet that comes with Thus Saith the Lord, then forget them. If God sends a man and doesn’t allow His Words to fall to the ground then you had better just shut up and listen to what that man has to say.
45Don't come around me with gifts and expect me to believe you because you have some gift!. Gifts mean nothing to me. I’m only interested in The Giver of those gifts. I've seen too much over the years to know better than that be caught up by any gift.
46The Bible says in Romans 11:29 Gifts and callings are without repentance. God may give you a gift but if you use it outside of His Will which is His Word, then what good will it do you. Balaam was a genuine prophet of God but he was a false prophet not because his gifts were false, but because he used them outside of God's Will.
47I’ve seen good God fearing ministers open doors for men in the ministry who were completely off the word, but because they could preach like a house on fire in a wind storm they were impressed with their natural gifts and talents and opened doors for them which resulted in a lot of damage to this message. And what did their open doors produce?, nothing but a vexation and confusion for those who opened those doors for those men.
48Did Not God Himself tell us to close our pulpits to useless light? That’s what he said in Malachi chapter 1:10. Let’s read it beginning at verse 6A son honors his father, and a servant honors his master: if then I be a father, where is the honor do me? and if I be a master, where is the respect that is due me?
50He says, “It is you priests who show contempt for my name.“But you ask, ‘How have we shown contempt for your name?’You see, they are so blind to what they do through their traditions and creeds, that they don’t even know what they are doing. And then God replies, 7Ye offer polluted bread (and what is polluted bread? It’s old bread, bread that can cause much sickness and even death. It is defiled food, and God says that is what they are offering) …
51…upon mine altar; and ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee? In that ye say, The table of the LORD is contemptible. 8And if ye offer the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil? and if ye offer the lame and sick, is it not evil? offer it now unto thy governor; will he be pleased with thee, Would he accept you as a person? saith the LORD of hosts. 9And now, I pray you, beseech God that he will be gracious unto us: With such offerings from your hands, will he accept you? will he regard your persons? saith the LORD of hosts. 10Who is there even among you that would shut the doors for nought? neither do ye kindle fire on mine altar for nought. I have no pleasure in you, saith the LORD of hosts, neither will I accept an offering at your hand.
52Now, the wording here in the King James version is a bit poetic and so you loose some in the wording. So let me read verse 10 from the NIV translation. 10 “Oh, that one of you would shut the temple doors, so that you would not light useless fires on my altar! I am not pleased with you,” says the LORD Almighty, “and I will accept no offering from your hands.
53Did not Jesus say in Matthew 7: Many will say to me in that day, "Lord, Lord did we not prophesy in Thy name and in Thy Name cast out devils?" And He will say unto them, depart from me, ye that work iniquity, for I never knew you."
54Did you know that having a gift from God means nothing to God? The Bible, God's Own Word tells us that God gives gifts to the rebellious also. Psalms 68: 18 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them.
55So don't come around me thinking you are something because you have a gift. So what. It doesn't move me in the least. The Bride in this hour has the Word of God and the Mind of God to know what to do with His Word. And she could care less about playing with gifts. Why would you care about having gifts of the spirit when God the Giver is here? Look, as long as the Giver of God gifts is here there will be plenty of gifts to go around, but that doesn't make you a son or daughter of God. Satan led in the worship at the beginning before he got so puffed up about his gifts. And let me say this, also, if you think that you are somebody because you lead in the worship of God, that doesn't make you any bit more than Satan was because he did the same thing and he got puffed up about it.
56As the Apostle Paul said, 1 Corinthians 14:36 What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only? And I ask the question, what do you have that wasn’t given to you? But the biggest problem I see today is that everyone wants to be the leader. Every one wants to be a “somebody”. As Paul said, Did the word come from you? Or did it just come to you?
57That's what he's saying here and then he said, I'll tell you one thing, “if you think you got something and it goes contrary to what I'm telling you then you ain't got nothing. 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. 38 But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant.”
58In Galatians 1: 8 Paul said, “But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. 10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. 11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. 12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.”
59Look what God says in Deuteronomy chapter 18:20 But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die. 21 And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD hath not spoken? 22 When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.
61And how do you try the spirit? You give it the word test. Brother Branham said he checked every vision with the Word. He just didn't see the vision and say, "oh, goody I got a vision from God" but he checked those visions with the Word, and if it didn't match then it wasn't from God. Look, every thought that enters your mind is either from God or the devil, so don't tell me because you hear things or feel things that means anything. I've heard just about everything you can possibly hear over the years. And the older I get and the more I experience in life, and amongst the so called believers, the more skeptical I become about the goodness of mankind.
62God said “all your righteousness is as filthy rags,” so what are you going to do about that? I've been around people that could talk in tongues until they turned blue in the face and they could cry in church great big crocodile tears and then the next weekend go to a rock concert with the Rolling Stones and claim they felt the Spirit of God in that concert. I had one brother tell me that after he kissed a woman that was not his wife, he said the Holy Ghost welled up inside of him. I told him, brother you don't know the difference between the Holy Ghost and the spirit of lust, and he thought he was going to lead the Bride of Christ into the Rapture.
63Look, I have been young and now am getting old, but one thing I have learned in my 36 years in this Message, most people believe in the God of their imagination. And most people haven’t got a clue that the Word of God.
64So let's compare your god, the god of your imagination, with the God of William Branham who came down and did things no mortal has ever done. And who did more things in his ministry than in all the Bible put together. Then if you have a God who is doing all that then you can talk to me. But until you do, I'm not interested in what any man has to say. Unless he can take the message Brother Branham taught and show me by this Bible, I ain’t interested one bit with what he has to say.
66Galatians 2:1 Then fourteen years after I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, and took Titus with me also. 2 And I went up by revelation, and communicated unto them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to them which were of reputation, lest by any means I should run, or had run, in vain. 3 But neither Titus, who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised: 4 And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage: 5 To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for an hour; that the truth of the gospel might continue with you.
68In other words, he said, “Look, There were even some guys who seemed to be leaders among them, but you know what? I could care less who they thought they were, because it didn't have one thing to do to me. It didn't add to me nor did it take from me, because what they believe is their own business. And if some men think because they have an elevated position in this church or that church that they are somebody. Who gives a rip what they think. When they stand before the Great Judge at the white throne you think they will have that same attitude? God accepts no man's person: for they who seemed to be somewhat in conference added nothing to me:
71The Apostle Paul, said in Hebrews 5: 12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
72It's time the bride of Christ stops vacillating and takes a stand with this vindicated Message that God by His Very own Presence came down and vindicated. Look it's too late to be playing church anyway. And it's too late for anyone else to rise up with gifts to draw away disciples after themselves, because I have seen what God has done, and I'm not interested in anything outside of this vindicated Truth.