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1184 God has promised (Be careful.)--God has promised Malachi 4 for this last day, and Malachi 4 has not yet has been fulfilled, (That means it has not yet been fully completed.) but it must be fulfilled for it is a germitized Word of God, spoken through Malachi the prophet. Jesus referred to it. It is to be just before the coming of Christ the second time. (Listen close, now.) All Scripture that has not been fulfilled, must be before that time. The Gentile dispensation is to be finished with the church age when this anointed messenger arrives. Of course, he will plant the Seed of the entire Bible, come from the serpent to the messenger in the former rain. Then he will be rejected by the denominational people as his forefather John and Elijah, as was spoken by our Lord--people as Elijah was the first time to Ahab's time. It will happen here in this country, as this country is a type of Israel.
2185 Read or hear "Jezebel Religion." As this country, our fore-fathers worshipped the way they wanted to, come to this country and pushed out the natives and took over; so did Israel take over when they come up out of Egypt. We had godly men like Washington, Lincoln. They had great godly men as David and so forth. Then they got a Ahab on the throne with a Jezebel behind him to direct him: so have we. So it's at this time in this country, that that person will appear. For it's in the Scripture, and it's THUS SAITH THE LORD. Now, he is still talking about the one in the spirit of Elijah, he is not talking about an Ahab, because that is the other side of the equation.
3Jezebel religion Middletown, Ohio 61-0319 27 It's a striking thing to see the parallel between Israel of the Old Testament and America now. Both of them were great nations. Both of them had been founded, and their people had come there because of religious persecutions. Israel had been persecuted by Pharaoh and had been in bondage for hundreds of years, where they were deprived of worshipping the true and living God, and had been deprived of that privilege; and they become slaves. But God had made them a promise in His Bible, or in His Word, and by His prophets, that He'd give them a land. And they'd come into this land and drove back the occupants of that land, and had possessed their inheritance, for God had a purpose of doing that.
4Now, there are many parallels between Israel as a nation and the United states. Both were settled by people who fled religious persecution, both began with Godly leaders then one day reprobates took over. There are many similarities between both nations, but I will not go into them myself tonight, instead we will listen to brother Branham from Jezebel Religion, because he does such a fine job of it. But the one similarity he does not touch upon in Jezebel religion is yet to come. Israel became a divided nation Because Solomon left off to Worship God, and because of this God divided Israel in two under the realm of Rehoboam because he was an arrogant son of Solomon. He did not listen to the people, nor to his elder advisers, but listened only to the young men who he hung around with who were privileged to eat at the trough because of their relation ship with him.
5And that is what has happened to this nation as well, and because this nation has forsook the God of this Nation and brought in a foreigner to rule, (Now, I know they finally have a document that says he is legit, but there is no seal on it, and that still flies in the face of his own family, his Grandmother and 2 brothers in Kenya who say they were there for his birth.) In today’s technical world I do not trust any document I see anymore. I told you that when In 1990 I saw a picture of the Kentucky Derby finish, and there was a fence between the horse and the camera, but I saw how they took out the fence removing it pixel by pixel. And Since then I have done a lot of touch ups myself for Office personnel and Doctors who wanted certain things removed from their pictures on their websites, even removing ear-rings, and about 40 pounds from my secretary who would not allow her picture on the web unless I made her look younger, so when I did it, and posted it her friends from all over the United States Called her and said she looked so good, and so young, and my how she had lost a lot of weight. I wish it were that easy, if I could do it that easy in real life, I think we’d have a lot of people wanting it done that way.)
72 Chronicles 10:1 And Rehoboam went to Shechem: nt to Shechem: for to Shechem were all Israel come to make him king. 2And it came to pass, when Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who was in Egypt, whither he had fled from the presence of Solomon the king, heard it, that Jeroboam returned out of Egypt. And they sent and called him. So Jeroboam and all Israel came and spake to Rehoboam, saying, 4Thy father made our yoke grievous: now therefore ease thou somewhat the grievous servitude of thy father, and his heavy yoke that he put upon us, and we will serve thee.5And he said unto them, Come again unto me after three days. And the people departed.6And king Rehoboam took counsel with the old men that had stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived, saying, What counsel give ye me to return answer to this people?7And they spake unto him, saying, If thou be kind to this people, and please them, and speak good words to them, they will be thy servants for ever.8But he forsook the counsel which the old men gave him, and took counsel with the young men that were brought up with him, that stood before him.9And he said unto them, What advice give ye that we may return answer to this people, which have spoken to me, saying, Ease somewhat the yoke that thy father did put upon us?10And the young men that were brought up with him spake unto him, saying, Thus shalt thou answer the people that spake unto thee, saying, Thy father made our yoke heavy, but make thou it somewhat lighter for us; thus shalt thou say unto them, My little finger shall be thicker than my father's loins.11For whereas my father put a heavy yoke upon you, I will put more to your yoke: my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions. 12So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam on the third day, as the king bade, saying, Come again to me on the third day.13And the king answered them roughly; and king Rehoboam forsook the counsel of the old men,14And answered them after the advice of the young men, saying, My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add thereto: my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.15So the king hearkened not unto the people: for the cause was of God, that the LORD might perform his word, which he spake by the hand of Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam the son of Nebat.16And when all Israel saw that the king would not hearken unto them, the people answered the king, saying, What portion have we in David? and we have none inheritance in the son of Jesse: every man to your tents, O Israel: and now, David, see to thine own house. So all Israel went to their tents.17But as for the children of Israel that dwelt in the cities of Judah, Rehoboam reigned over them.18Then king Rehoboam sent Hadoram that was over the tribute; and the children of Israel stoned him with stones, that he died. But king Rehoboam made speed to get him up to his chariot, to flee to Jerusalem. 19And Israel rebelled against the house of David unto this day.
822And so is this great nation of ours. We come here, and on Plymouth Rock this nation was founded on freedom of religion because our forefathers had fled Roman persecution of the modern Jezebel system, and had come up, and stood many great persecutions and martyrdom under that false system of Jezebel. And according to the Bible, of Revelations the 13th chapter, God had promised them an oasis and a place, for the woman was carried into the wilderness where she was fed for a time, time, and a dividing of time. God had made the promise to America, or to the church (to the woman) to come into this country.
921 It's a striking thing to see the parallel between Israel of the Old Testament and America now. Both of them were great nations. Both of them had been founded, and their people had come there because of religious persecutions. Israel had been persecuted by Pharaoh and had been in bondage for hundreds of years, where they were deprived of worshipping the true and living God, and had been deprived of that privilege; and they become slaves. But God had made them a promise in His Bible, or in His Word, and by His prophets, that He'd give them a land. And they'd come into this land and drove back the occupants of that land, and had possessed their inheritance, for God had a purpose of doing that.
1022 And so is this great nation of ours. We come here, and on Plymouth Rock this nation was founded on freedom of religion because our forefathers had fled Roman persecution of the modern Jezebel system, and had come up, and stood many great persecutions and martyrdom under that false system of Jezebel. And according to the Bible, of Revelations the 13th chapter, God had promised them an oasis and a place, for the woman was carried into the wilderness where she was fed for a time, time, and a dividing of time. God had made the promise to America, or to the church (to the woman) to come into this country. 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."
1124 And then we find that this country came up as a free country, and was--had a lamb, which means the Lamb of God. But after while, this same system that we have, spoke like the dragon and exercised all the power the dragon had before him. They parallel, one to the other, perfectly. And remember when these... Israel came up and took her homeland in Palestine, drove back all the occupants of that land and possessed the land. We came in and took it from the Indians, drove them back and possessed the land. God had a reason for that. God was going to show the world what He could do with a--a little band of people that wanted freedom, and freedom of religion to serve God.
1225 What did they do for Israel? He made Israel the most mightiest nation in the world, and she stayed that way until she got out of the will of God. What did He do with America? He made her the mightiest nation in the world until she's getting out of the will of God: parallel, one to the other exactly. When Israel came over in the land, they were a--a great people because they had great leadership. They had God-fearing men over them, such as David, King Solomon. All the world feared them, and they enjoyed that privilege of no wars, no troubles, and living under the power of God, until people from all over the known world come to see them. God gave them a gift of discernment; it was upon Solomon. And the queen of the south, from--queen of Sheba came all the way up across the Sahara Desert (taken her three months) just to hear the wisdom of Solomon. And when she saw that Solomon could discern spirits, and made known to her the secrets in her heart, she said, "All I heard about you was right, and more besides." She was convinced that that was God. 26 And America, upon the basis of our forefathers who came here for religious freedom... We had godly men in them days as leaders: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, men of renowned character, men of God. America was America in those days.George Washington, here at Valley Forge, before he crossed the Delaware, praying all night, until he was wet plumb to his waist, kneeling in snow. And the next morning when the Americans started across, there's only about twenty percent of them had shoes to wear, the American Army. But they had a principle; they had something that they had to fight for. They didn't care what come or went. (The farmers come in and stopped his plow and took out his ox, and got his rifle and went to fight for what he knowed was freedom.) And the next day, I believe it was, four or five bullet holes (musket bullets) went through his coat and hat and never touched him. Men of God who founded this nation, great men... No wonder they wrote: Long may our land be bright With freedom's holy light; Protect us by Thy might, Great God, our King!
1327 Sometime ago, I talked to an old man down at Corydon, Indiana. He told me about when the capitol was in Corydon, and how he said how he went in a ox cart down to hear the--the governor speak. And he and the governor was the only two that had two piece suit on. Said that he raised the sheep and sheared them, and washed their wool, his sisters spun it and made him a coat to go with his trousers. And the old fellow setting there, then of about eighty-five or ninety years old, pulled his beard like that, and he said, "Billy, that's when Amerikee was Amerikee." I looked at the old fellow, and I thought, "Boy, you... A lot of these young ones wouldn't believe it, but you're telling the truth."
1428 What happened to Israel after all this godly background? They begin to get carefree. They begin to get to a place where they, well, they didn't care what went on. They begin to go get slack in their worship to God, although they held a form of religion just like we have. They had a form of godliness. But they begin to get free with their people, and--and they begin to bring in different heresies in their church. The worship of Balaam begin to creep in, and Israel become pleasure mad, drunk, and such things as that, and finally brought in a leader who didn't know God: Ahab, who succeeded his father. And his father was a ungodly man, rich man, but an ungodly man. And he done all the sins, more than anyone before him ever done. But Israel in their drunken stupor, they put a man in like that, and put him on the throne to be a ruler over them. They thought it was all right, just like a lot of Americans do today, "He's a good politician, so what difference does it make? It won't make any difference, because he's a good politician."
1529 A lot of Americans, too many of them has sold out their birthrights as an American, and say, "What difference does it make, as long as you can get a few extra dollars from the government and live?" They sold out to their belly, and to the lusts and crave of a sinful world, and forgot the very thing that we landed on Plymouth Rock for. They forgot our heritage and went and sold out to the pleasure-mad crowds. As it was in the days of Israel, so has it been; America's took that same road, right down the same path: pleasure. 30 After while the government endorsed sin: "Just as long as you had a synagogue, what difference did it make?" That's exactly what America done. And we begin to organize ourselves together and make little groups, and more sinful, more sinful, more sinful. We'd have stayed with the real principles that we landed here for... Sin begin to creep into the churches just like it did then. Women begin cutting off their hair, wearing immoral clothes, cutting them off each year. And men begin doing this, that, and the other, and playing cards and making bunco games in the church, and just as worldly as they was, pleasure mad, drunken stupors.
1631 Ministers graduating from the seminary, the bishop saying, "Preach, boys, whatever you wish to. As far as I am concerned, the blood of Jesus Christ dried up nineteen hundred years ago." Until the church got to nothing but a organization like a lodge... May you never forget this afternoon. Become like a lodge, world begin to creep in; ministers begin to compromise just like they did in the days of Ahab. Sinful, rotten to the core, and on and on it went just as hard as it could go.Although God sent them prophet after prophet, and with tender mercies He begged to the people, and they turned their back on It. They wanted their way; they were Israelites; they were free; they were a great nation; they're forefathers did so-and-so (David and Solomon), they could do what they wanted to. Just the same thing that we've based ourself on exactly; what Washington, our forefathers, and what they stood for... But, brother, we are a million miles from those things; our churches are a million miles... 32 The old... The Methodist church today to what the Methodist church used to be... What the Pentecostal is today, and what it used to be... What the Baptist is today to what it used to be... We had time to go back and talk of John Smith and many of those early reformers... John Smith said, before he died, said, "The horrible thing is that the Methodist women are beginning to wear gold rings on their fingers." Methodists... What would he say today to see them with their hair cut off, and paint all over their face, wearing shorts? It's because of sin. What's God done in America? Sent revival after revival, revival after revival. Ministers has preached the Word, tried to call people back to God. And what did they do? The same thing Israel done: spurned it, made fun of them, called them holy-rollers, thrown them in jail. 33 If one of my sisters and one of my brothers out of this church today, would've stood in that hotel last night and raised up their hands and praised God and shouted in that room, they'd be in jail today over it. But a drunken, stupor bunch of idiotic "unholy-rollers" can stand up there and scream all night; and drunk, and cuss, and grab their clothes off their women, and carry on, and fall on the floor, and scream all night long, and even they can't say a word about it. No wonder we are doomed under the hand of God.
1734 Notice, on and on, God sent ministers, performed signs and wonders, proving His Word. And the most of the thing, a lot of modernistic clergymen turned It down and made fun of every revival. Such as so-called Church of Christ and them, "Days of miracles is past." Trying their best to shut it off from that little remnant of God. As it was in Israel, so is it today. Many times God has to take His people out of them organizations and denominations, take them out in the wilderness alone to talk to them. And He's going to have a remnant; don't you worry about that. He did then; He will now. On and on they went through sin, wading through things. Why? Their leadership; there's nothing to stop it. 35 Well, honest, I know many nations that if they'd catch the people on the street dressed like we do here in America, they'd put them in jail. When I went to St. Angelo in Rome (Now, think of it, as low as that is), they had a sign up there by St. Angelo catacomb, "To the American women: Please put on clothes and honor the dead." If there's anything that makes you sick, is to see a bunch of so-called Americans come in. I was setting down at Lausanne; we were enjoying some steak one day, Brother Arganbright and I. Next day we went back, 'cause it was good eating. I could get some water there; they wouldn't serve nothing but wine. And I'd get water. I had to pack me a jug of water under my own arm, all the time, 'cause they wouldn't serve you water at the table. Then I went in there, and everything was good till "Miss America" come in with a little, dirty, snotty-nosed poodle dog, with enough ten-cent-store jewelry on like that, and a cigarette way out at the end like this, set down there putting-on something that she wasn't, and set that poodle dog on the table. 36 Dirty, filthy thing, it's... A dog is the worse thing that God speaks of. Even the tithe off of them can't even be paid in the house of God. "It's like the whore, a tithe of the whore," the Bible said. And yet, there you are. They'll practice birth control and pay a thousand dollars, nearly, for a little old dog, and lead it around, and give it a child's love, so she can run out all night long, and will practice birth control. What's waiting but chaos? You may never hear my voice again, but I want you to remember this: We're at the end. 37 There we find what taken place, what did. Finally, the great hour come: Ahab was elected, and when he did he married Jezebel, that rotten old woman who led all of Israel to idolatry. And as Israel did then, why, did... They must have been in a backslidden condition to ever let a thing like that happen in their nation. The laws are made by the people for the people, and we've done the same thing. There was a time when America wouldn't have... They knew better than to elect the old prostitute, old harlot that drunk the blood of the martyrs, killed them... And the reason they fled here for freedom, they wouldn't have put up with nothing like that. It shows we're in a backslidden condition, a whole nation to elect such as that. Oh, of course, now some of you good square-back Democrats will think this, that "Oh, well, he'll--he'll make a good political head." That might sound all right to reasons to the carnal mind. But to the Word of God and the spiritual mind, it don't make sense. Certainly it doesn't, few extra dollars out and some taxes or something like this cut. And we are having a hard time, our missionaries in the field today, because now we are considered a Catholic nation. Why, sure, Russia's considered communist because they got a communistic leader. Red China's considered communist because they got a communistic leader. We're considered Catholic because that we have a Catholic leader.
1838 Oh, when Ahab was on the throne... You say, "He's on the throne." That's right, but Jezebel was the head behind that throne. She was the one that done the leading. Look how she took the very laws of the land and twisted them around, and for her own gain and for greed, and made Ahab do it because she was married to him. And that's the way with our leader today. I don't say he isn't a nice man, but look what's behind him: the harlot, the very thing that we run here, to be America for; the very principles that America's built upon... We, by our own free choosing, elected a thing like that. Now, you see why my voice is going to be stopped pretty soon, somebody's going to know. Yes. Why? Revelation 2:20, she called herself a prophetess. You just watch the wave of sin happen now. You watch core--go plumb to the core. You watch modernistic; watch ungodly things happen in the churches. "And, finally, there'll come a persecution," the Bible says so, THUS SAITH THE LORD. Certainly there will be.
1939 Then what's going to happen? Just like it did then, so will it be now. She was the power behind it; she was the one who controlled it. Read the... I believe it's the 7, and about the 17th or 18th chapter along in there; you'll find what Jezebel did: how she took Ahab, and he couldn't say nothing about it because it was his wife. Look what the nation was built upon then, a backslidden Israelite with a pagan wife behind him, who was a worshipper of Baalim. And what did she do? She finally made everything so modernistic, and so nice, and the people had it so easy, until the whole church fell for it, preachers and all. Didn't Elijah say, "Lord, I'm the only one's left"? And as it was then, it parallels today.
2040 All of them was afraid to say anything. Isn't it just like the same thing today? They were afraid to say something. So we find out, they were just loose, haphazard, drunk, carrying on, and pleasure mad, and everything else, just as it is today. Jezebel twisting those Scriptures... What did she... or them laws, as--as Jezebel will twist. Remember, Jezebel, she calls herself a prophetess to subdue the people, and she says that she is the only voice of God on the earth. She'll make the carnal mind believe that as sure as the world. There'll come a worship of a woman in the United States, and that'll be Mary. I seen it, thirty--1931. Seven things happened. I got it right on paper here with me, wrote it in 1931. How that I said, "This President, Franklin D. Roosevelt, he will cause all the world, help do it, send the world to war." Hadn't come to war yet, during times of depression. I said, "Another thing..." And my mother, a square-back Democrat, if she didn't look at me hard when I said that. I said, "I don't care if there's a Republican or if he was a Socialist or whatever he is, this is THUS SAITH THE LORD." And I said, "Doing this, they're permitting women to vote. And when they do that, they done one of the greatest disgraces this nation ever done." And I said, "Someday they'll pay for it." And they did at this last election. That's what elected him: women.
2141 And you precious colored people in the south, how you voted. You say, "You have no business saying that in the pulpit." Oh, yes I have; it's the Word of God. And the stain of--of Abraham Lincoln, the one that freed you, laying yonder in that museum on a woman's dress, and you sell your birthright. Shame on you. And you people, for politics, because you're just a good Democrat, voted for something like that and sold your birthrights of Americanism and Christianity to give it over to the prostitute that run us in this nation, what made us what we was. See how she's been creeping in real easy, until now she's on the throne (Sure.), the White House throne.
2242 Watch! Already... Did you see the other day about the Catholic schools and Protestant schools? Support the Catholic school but not the Protestant school. Oh, brother, you watch for a wave of stuff coming forth now. Notice, and as they did it, look what taken place. All this sin heaping in, got to a place and got the nation in that kind of a staggering place...A few years ago, when they had--the Pentecostals first broke out, it saved the nation a few years ago when Al Smith was going to run. America knew better then. But Pentecost got so worldly it went right on in and sold their rights as a Christian to politics, and its politics ahead of the Bible. Oh, my.
2343 Now, just a minute, and watch just how this comes out. Now, we find out what they did and the things they did; we see it parallel in here just exactly, sin on every hand. Jezebel come in; she bewitched all the people. And notice, finally she begin to build big shrines to Baalim. Is that right? And the Baalim priests flocked from everywhere to get into that place, and begin to contaminate the land with Baalim worship. Look how they done; look how they've weeded in. Just the things they done, look where they're at today. Look at Catholicism swallowing up, swallowing up, swallowing up; marrying into it, breaking this, just exactly what Daniel said they'd do: iron and clay wouldn't mix, but mingling their seeds one with another, breaking. Every Protestant girl marries a Catholic boy has to raise the children Catholic. All like that, marrying, intermingling, like that until it's come to a place till the whole United States is all wormed over.
2444 What are we going to do as missionaries, going out yonder to liberate in South America and all over the part of the world, Tommy Osborn and them, trying to get the people out of that paganism, and they can point their finger right back that we elected our leader, and the same thing. What's--what's going to happen to this world? It should shake every person in here. How we going to answer? What's the missionary going to say when they say, "You come here to liberate us from this, and your own people put the same thing in your office there on the throne"? How we going to... What...
2545 Look back in the pages of history; turn back and see if it--if it's absolutely, almost, unconstitutional for it to be. They wouldn't do it years ago, but (See?), we've sold out our Christian rights to politics, and that's how the Devil weaved hisself in. Ahab was nothing but a figurehead for Jezebel. That's all this will be, just a figurehead. He won't do it himself, but that system behind him will drive him to it. That's exactly right. Pinch your conscience, you Christians. Wake yourself up; it's later than you think. The condition that we're in, condition that they were in, and how they let themselves get loose...
2646 How the great loving heart of God must have cried out, weeping, as He seen His missionary people. Made them an example to all the nations coming everywhere, because God had blessed them, seeing them in unity, spiritually, serving God. And then to think that He--He longed to see them come back to their first love and do what was right, but continually they went away, and away, and away, till finally Jezebel come in. That's exactly what we done: drifted from the principles of Christ. When God sent His ministers across the nation, they preached holiness, Pilgrim Holiness, Nazarenes, Pentecostals, "Get back to God. Get back to God." And the real old-time established churches just laughed and made fun. A lot of them modernistic believers, why, they condemned everything that them men done and said it was of the Devil. What did it do? And the church begin to listen to it; the majority begin to listen. First thing, you know, if the Catholic woman could wear these kind of things, the Protestant could too. If the Catholic church could do this, the Protestant could too. Then if the Methodists could, what about the Baptists? Then if the Baptists could, what about the Pentecostals? See, that's what manmade systems bring you into. Hallelujah. That's true. That's the reason I'm against it, because God's Word is against it. Manmade system, God's against it; His Word's against it; His prophets will be against it; His true servants will be against it; all that's born of the Spirit of God will be against it.
2747 Look how Israel got, how they floated with the tide till finally Jezebel come. Look how America got, and floated with the worldly tide, until finally Jezebel took the throne. That's right. Now, Jezebel actually wasn't on the throne of Egypt--or throne of Israel, but she was the main head behind the throne. And the Catholic hierarchy's not on the throne of the United States, but she's the system behind it, because he's married to her. And the Bible said, in this country they'd make a image likened unto the beast.
2848 Oh, brother, sister, what's the matter with... Well, I--I know what it is. The Bible said they'd get this Laodicean age, and there's where we're at. You might hate me now, but one day you won't when you find out what's Truth. You may disagree and get up and stomp out of the building; that just shows your illiteracy. But someday you'll realize; someday you'll long and know that it's the Truth. I speak it in the Name of the Lord, put myself up for a target, which finally will drive me to the grave. I'm going to be a witness till I die, if God will help me. That's right.
2949 Here we are in this condition we are today, all of it going on like that. And Israel, how Ahab did, a figurehead for Jezebel, 'cause he was--he was married to her. America, our leader, how did a... You know our leader was a rich man? How many know that? A multimillionaire. Somebody told me in a magazine or some radio or television or something, Jack Benny or somebody made a... Ernie Ford, I believe it was. Somebody said that "His father helped him get two states that he didn't own." Just about owns the rest of it. How did he get it? How did that money come? Through the whiskey traffic and liquor. That's the reason he dropped the taxes on whiskey and stuff. That's what made him a rich man. The very thing that damned our nation, the very thing that corrupted the minds of our people, the thing that sent our boys to be drunkards and our girls to be prostitutes, the money off of that made him a rich man.
3050 The same thing in that old Jezebel system, the same thing that persecuted our people, the same thing that drug them out, in Romanism, and burnt them, and pulled them apart, and done everything to them, the same blood of the martyrs, the Bible said, is in her. There they are married together. And we Americans stagger right on, "Oh, well, we got a few extra dollars and we're having a good time. Better off than all the rest the nations." But, brother, you just wait a minute. Let's take it letter by letter now for the next few minutes, see what happened.
3151 The preachers got right along, just knuckled down with them, went right on with them, all the system. The whole Israelite system went right along with Jezebel. They had a form, yes. And don't the Bible tell us that in this last days they'll have a form of godliness? All the prophecies are fulfilled, brother; we're at the end. Nationally, we're at the end. Spiritually, we are at the end. Every system is at its end. The next thing is the coming of the Lord and the translation of the Church.
3252 God sent every sign, wonder, done everything He could do, trying to draw the people, and constantly they move right on in. Look at this town here, look at this country around here, with tens of hundreds and hundreds of Pentecostal people; and because of standing on Truth, where they at this afternoon? Because someone told them not to cooperate with the meeting. You poor, deliberate... God be merciful to you, is the only thing I can say. When you Christians got no more backbone than that, you got a wishbone instead of a backbone. That's right. What we need is preach the Gospel with teeth in it, that'll chop the thing to pieces. Went just like the rest of them, then you wonder why we holler about it. Then, you see, you get the cold shoulder. I expect it; I have to.
3353 All this went on in Israel. Finally, one day, come stomping out of the wilderness, come an old hairy-looking fellow, Elijah the Tishbite. He never come up out of any of their organizations; he come out of the wilderness. He had nothing to do with them. He was a prophet of the Lord. Brother, he shook that Jezebel kingdom for everything that was in it. They hated him. He had no cooperation; I'll guarantee you that. The Bible says not. Certainly. He made them painted-faced Jezebels burn up, I imagine. He laid the axe to the root of the tree like John did; the chips fall wherever they wished to, but he laid her in there. He shook the nation, showing that they were wrong, and trying to call them back to a true living God, and back to His Word instead of a Jezebel worship.
3454 What did they do? Did they receive him? They hated him. But his Word went forth just the same, because he had THUS SAITH THE LORD. God worked with him and showed he was anointed prophet by the things that he said coming to pass. And all that he did proved that he was God's prophet. But yet they would not believe it, because he tore up their playhouses. He told them that they were wrong. Ahab was a roustabout. True. And you notice they didn't believe him, but he preached it just the same. None of the preachers agreed with him; he said, "I'm the only one that's left, Lord. Look at them, they won't even... One, nobody will cooperate." But he had a mission to do and he did it. He had the Word of the Lord; THUS SAITH THE LORD. And he attacked the nation; he attacked the church; he attacked everything there was, and God was with him.
3555 We're promised in the last days, that he will return to this country too. I know, Jesus, when... Matthew 17, when they asked Him, "Why the Scribes say, Elias..."Watch what He said, "Elias truly must first come." Past, present--in the future tense, but then He give John as an example. John wasn't Malachi 4. John was Malachi 3, "Behold, I send a messenger before Me to prepare the way." Malachi 4, He said, "Before the great and terrible day of the Lord shall come, when all the earth will be burned like a stubble; before that day, I'll send Elijah." And it wasn't John, because the Lord never burnt the earth when John came. And if you noticed in the--in the last chapter, the last verse, He said, "And he (watch; he, talking ) shall turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to the fathers."
3656 Now, watch. The first John came, the first Elijah, what did he do? He came and brought a message and turned the old orthodox hard hearts to the faith of the young church, the children. But when the next Elijah comes in the end time, he's to go back and take the--the father's hearts--the children's hearts, rather, and turn them back to the faith of the Pentecostal fathers. See the difference? He'll not be one of these here so-called we have today; he'll go right back to Acts 2 and start right from there. He'll preach the unadulterated Gospel, just say the same things that Peter did on the day of Pentecost, 'cause what he said on Pentecost is vindicated the rest of the Scriptures through.He'll not twist around with some organization. When Elijah comes, He'll hate women like Elijah did, just like--or bad women, just like John did. He'll be a wilderness-lover just like they were. He'll not spare. We're looking for him to come. He'll come. God said he would, and he'll be here. 57 I believe, if anything, the message that we got today will forerun that great coming of him. Yes, sir. He's on his road, already born, like Elijah was, and come busting out of the wilderness, somewhere he'll make hisself known. He'll preach Acts 2. He'll bring the faith of these old Pentecostal fathers right back to the--the faith of these Pentecostal children, right back to the faith of the Pentecostal fathers. He'll go right back to Acts 2, Acts 2:38, all down through. He'll bring the real, unadulterated Gospel. He'll not have anything to do with Jezebel and her system. He'll be a servant of God. Sure will. The Bible said he would come. He'll prophesy and bust his message in the face of these Jezebels, just exactly like Elijah did in the beginning to Israel. They'll hate him. They won't cooperate with him, no, no. He'll come. God promised it, and he'll rise on the scene. He'll--he'll preach to the elected Church as it said he would, shaking that Elect, shaking the carnish off of it, the--the world and things, shaking it down, boiling it down, getting the Church together, a people. 58 I know you say, "That's my denomination." Brother, you're wrong. John came as a one-man system to introduce a one Man Jesus Christ. And the Elijah will not be a system; it'll be a man, Jesus said so. He'll be one man that's anointed of the Holy Ghost. And he won't introduce any three or four gods; he'll introduce One: the Lord Jesus Christ; 'cause his Message will shake the Pentecostal children back to the faith of the fathers again. You remember, brothers, if I say these things to be nasty, I need to be at the altar. I'm telling you, "It's THUS SAITH THE LORD." If God hasn't vindicated I've told you the truth, around the nation, around the world, then tell me where the mistake was. I'm telling you the truth. Get back to God, quickly. Get out of these systems, 'cause the Bible says in the Book of Revelations, that the Roman Catholic hierarchy was a whore, and she was a mother of harlots. What is that? Churches, systems.
3759 And where did the Methodist church, where'd the Lutheran church come from? Where'd the Methodist, Baptist, where did all organizations come from? God never did organize a church. Catholic church said they begin back there, when Jesus organized the church. I want--I want the page in history or the page in the Bible. There never was an organization for three hundred and six years. After the death of the last apostle, then they formed the Nicene Council and made an organization. And when Luther came out... He was a great man of God, but as soon as he left, that little group of people went over and formed another organization. Then the Holy Spirit went out upon John Wesley; he never organized anything, but after he left then they organized. Then the Holy Ghost come in the Pentecostals, and they went out from the Methodist. And what happened? Then they organized.
3860 But there'll be a one-man system come forth with the power and the anointing of Elijah to fulfill the prophecy. Hallelujah. He'll shake it. And remember, he prophesied to them, and prophesied, and told them all the things, and God worked with him. But his final message was attacked on the White House. When John came, his final message was attacked on the White House of that day. Elijah's final message, when he walked down that road that morning after being in the Presence of God out there, walked down that road with old hairs all over him, his bald head shining, the whiskers blowing, them little old eyes was gleaming with the glory of God, that stick in his hand, and his feet just as steady as they could be: what's he doing? Walking right down from Samaria into the presence of the White House, and saying, "THUS SAITH THE LORD." Fearing nothing... The churches had turned him down; the people had turned him down; so now he's giving his final attack upon the White House.
3961 Then what happened after that? Listen. After that attack, his voice became quiet, nobody heard him no more. God called him off the scene, said, "Elijah, you've done made your message known to all of Israel; they know It. Now, come up here in the wilderness; get away from them; separate yourself, 'cause I'm going to do something. I'm going to show them what it is to turn My message down." What set in? War, famine, starvation. THUS SAITH THE HOLY SPIRIT; watch what's coming. Watch what's going to follow." There was a famine; there will be a famine, oh, maybe not for bread, but for hearing the Word of God and His Truth. All the churches will socialize and go right on into it just the same, just like they've already been swallowed up with it.
4062 What did Elijah do? He found a hidden spring way up in the mountain where he got some Water of Life, Divine revelations from God as he set up there under the power of God. The revelations being a little hidden spring, while the rest of them was famishing. And God bless His servants, them ravens; they brought him something to eat while he was isolated from the people. And they were down there famishing for a revival and all going on, "Don't hear no more of his revivals at... Where is that old crank that goes around blasting our organizations? Where's he at now?" They didn't know. He pulled hisself with God, out into a isolated place where they didn't hear his voice. Then they begin to see.
4163 When God sends forth a message and tells the people, and they don't receive it, then He withdraws His servant and sends His plagues: famine, death, spiritually speaking, physically also. You watch for a depression, brother. You think you've seen something; you just wait after while. You haven't seen nothing. You think you're dying for a good spiritual revival; you wait till after a bit. You just wait, long and cry to hear the Word of God. The Bible said so. "There'll be a famine in the last days," said the prophet, "and not for bread and water alone, but for hearing the true Word of God." But that voice will be quiet in the wilderness somewhere, hid away. He ordained the ravens, His servants. Bless them birds, His servants, that kept the voice of--of Elijah alive during the time of his--his isolation from the church. The ravens brought him flesh and bread at morning, and flesh and bread in the evening, and he drank from the little fountain while the rest of them down there were doing without any spiritual food and water.
4264 Then one day after sin had took its toll, and God has brought His people to their knees... Jezebel took everything; she wiped it all up; and she'll do it again. That's THUS SAITH GOD'S HOLY BIBLE. She'll do it again. She's right on the throne now, behind the figurehead, twisting it anyway she wants to; and nobody's going to stop her. Certainly, nobody's going to stop her now, because what they couldn't get in the religious circles they cut it--cut it all into politics, and there they done it. Uh-huh, that's exactly what they done. Which the political will be a boycott just exactly back to the mark of the beast, as sure as I'm standing here. See? And the Bible said it.
4365 I know we're getting late; I'll hurry. I got to get this last word in, if the Lord will let me. Watch. Elijah stayed up there until God moved him. He had no revivals. He preached not against it or nothing. He just stood up there with God alone out in the wilderness, 'cause he was a wilderness man. He was raised in the wilderness. So was John raised in the wilderness. He went out in the wilderness alone with God, took away from the church after he give his message. And the church turned it down, turned it down. And finally the organizations wouldn't do nothing, so he just had to move out. God called him off the scene took him on out in the wilderness, said, "Come on out here; they won't listen anymore. Come on, then I'm going to throw My judgment upon them." Oh, yes, he'll be here one of these days; you watch.
4466 Then after the days of his prophecy, what happened? The church languished, the great terror of Jezebel; she took them all in herself, gobbles them all up, took them in herself, and build groves and everything else. But one day, God called him out again. Here he come out. Listen close now, and don't get angry with me. I'm saying, THUS SAITH THE LORD. When he come out, what did God do? He sent him to a widow woman. She once had a--a man power over her head, but it took death to set her free so she could believe the prophet's Word. You notice that? She had a husband that guided her this way and that way in one of the schools down there. But during this great drought, he had been gobbled up; death had took him. She was no more hooked in any organization; so she was ready now to hear the Word of the Lord. A woman, meaning the Church, a widow, that her husband, the organization, had died, and she was just barely think she's living herself. And God said, "Go down to her now; she'll hear you. I've commanded her."
4567 Oh, we think sometimes, you little group there that's so faithful and do everything you can to have a meeting to try to show to the people that your heart's right and you want them to get right, you think you're having a hard time. But remember, God's got His eye on you. You love Him. I know you love Him, you wouldn't set here; you wouldn't attend any such a thing. God's got His eye on you. Yes. And when he did, her husband had died, her organization died, so now she's ready to hear the prophet's Word. So when the prophet come to the gate and asked her for a--a little water, she went to get it. Then he said, "Bring me a morsel of meal."