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1This morning before we go to the Scriptures for our study, we will have the dedication of Little Jeremiah Luke Roper. Therefore at this time will the parents of Little Jeremiah come forward. As you know Jesus said in
3Just look at all the examples in the scriptures where a Godly mother raised up her child or her children to serve the Lord. First we see Jochebed the mother of Moses. Where would that man be if it had not been for the godly instruction she gave him while raising him for the Pharaohs sister.
6Proverbs 31:1 The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him. 2 What, my son? and what, the son of my womb? and what, the son of my vows? 3 Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings. 4 [It is] not for kings, O Lemuel, [it is] not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink: 5 Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted. 6 Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts. 7 Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more. 8 Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction. 9 Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy. 10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price [is] far above rubies. 11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. 12 She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. 13 She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. 14 She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar. 15 She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. 16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. 17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. 18 She perceiveth that her merchandise [is] good: her candle goeth not out by night. 19 She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff. 20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. 21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household [are] clothed with scarlet. 22 She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing [is] silk and purple. 23 Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land. 24 She maketh fine linen, and selleth [it]; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant. 25 Strength and honour [are] her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. 26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue [is] the law of kindness. 27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. 28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband [also], and he praiseth her. 29 Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. 30 Favour [is] deceitful, and beauty [is] vain: [but] a woman [that] feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. 31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates. Now, when the scripture tells us to train up your child in the way he will go, it is telling you that your role to the life you brought forth is one of training, and guiding them along the right path in life. And unless you are walking in that right path, your child will not walk it alone. Therefore, you are not only to instruct them, but your very actions and the way you live yourself becomes a way of life to them. Your children will do what they see you do, and they will say what they hear you say. Therefore, Train up your child in the way you want him to go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
7Matthew 18: 1At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? 2And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,3And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 4Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. 6But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. 7Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh! 8Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire. 9And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire. 10Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven. 11For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost. 12How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray? 13And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray. 14Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.
8And for you parents and family and friends of this little child Jeremiah, we have a promise from Jesus for you in Matthew 10:42 And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward. Let us pray… Dear father we now lay hands upon this child Jeremiah Luke Roeper and return it back to you, and we ask you to bless Br. Nick and his Wife sister Elisabeth Roeper and ask that you give them the wisdom to raise this child up to become a real man of God, for we ask it in Jesus Christ’s name, Your beloved son. Amen.
9Timothy 2:15Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 16But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. 17And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus; 18Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some. 19Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
102 Peter 2: 1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. 2 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies,… Now the Wuest translations says, These men will be of such a character as to bring in alongside of true Doctrine destructive heresies.
11 And that is exactly what the King James version says if you read it correctly. It says these false teachers will bring in, bring in to where? And if it is brought in, then it really wasn't meant to be there in the first place. So if we are talking about the Word of God which is the thoughts of God, then what they bring in is not God's Thoughts but their own thinking which is death in the pot. And look what it says these destructive heresies will produce, "even denying the Lord that bought them", and who is the Lord that Bought them? Jesus Bought us with his own blood. So they must deny the Son of God, and in doing so they deny that God is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. So they will not understand the Godhead, and so they will fabricate their own version of Godhead, such as saying the fullness of the godhead bodily is in the church or Bride as we brought out Wednesday night.
12Now, this morning we will continue with our study in brother Branham’s sermon, The Spoken Word is the Original Seedand we will pick up at paragraph192 He will be correctly dedicated to the Word as they have always been; indicated by God's Word and “a-vindicated”.
13Now, these terms brother Branham uses here, indicated and a-vindicated mean two different things altogether. The first word “indicated” means “pointed out or suggested”, so brother Branham is speaking of how that person would have to be pointed out or suggested in the Scriptures. In other words, you can see that person spoken of in the Word of God either directly or indirectly. So we see that the ministry he is talking about will be seen somewhere in Scripture, suggested by Scripture or Pointed out in the Scripture.
14The other term “a-vindicated” is made up of two words, the first which is the letter “a” used as a prefix and it means “something that is ongoing” and then the word “vindicate” which has to do with “backing up”, or in “defense of” and in the usage here, speaks of justification of the person or ministry.
15Then he continues, God will vindicate what he preaches to be the Truth as He did Elijah; for it is Elijah coming, making ready for the Mount Zion rapture. Jesus said in the last days it would be like Lot's time. His preaching will be with the Spirit and straight line of God's Word. Because so much has been called God's Truth, many will misunderstand this true messenger. (I've got wrote here p-r-o-p-h-e-c-y, prophecy.) Because--because so much has been called God's Truth by fakers, many true ministers will misunderstand that messenger.
16Now, there are two things that we will examine in this paragraph of Brother Branham: “vindication” and “the fact that this person will come straight with the Word of God, and everything he tells us, you will be able to find right in the Bible”.
17But we will have to split these two topics up between two services because right now I have nearly 20 pages on these two subjects, and that is too much for one sitting, so Wednesday night we will talk about “vindication”, and this morning we will look at this thought of the Prophet of God coming with the Word of God and not deviating one iota from it.
18And if you can not find what he is telling you in the Bible it is because you do not understand what he is saying. And that is the stand I have taken over the years and have taken a lot of criticism over it because the way my ministry works, I take what the Prophet of God told us and take it right back to the Scripture, and if you analyze my sermons and break them down you will see about 85-90 percent of what I say is either a quote from God’s prophet or Scripture. When I put together my sermons, I use royal blue for Brother Branham’s Words. I use blood red for the Scripture, because a brother Branham would sing the song, “it’s dripping with blood, yes, it’s dripping with blood, this Holy Ghost Gospel is dripping with blood, the blood of disciples, who died for the Truth, this Holy Ghost Gospel is dripping with blood.” And you know the rest of the song, I am sure. And then I use black for my own comments, because that is normal type-face print, and I am nothing and have nothing to say but to tie together the Message and Scriptures. That is what my ministry is, and that is who I am. Just your brother. And I really do believe that there are no big ones in this Message. We’re all in it together.
19I’d like to thank brother Daniel Frangos from Australia for sending me several wonderful quotes on this very subject. We discussed this issue over the phone before I went to Europe, and he was telling me that he really appreciated the way I took Brother Branham’s words back to the Scripture, and he said he didn’t know of any preachers who did that. I mentioned that this is the way I always believed it and Brother Vayle was the only one I had known to do it this way as well. Because I believe if you can’t teach this Message from the Bible, then you really don’t know what Brother Branham was saying, and when you hear the quotes I will give you this morning, you will see that William Branham believed that as well..
20Branham said from his sermon, WE WOULD SEE JESUS 62-0727 E-18 … If God doesn't speak back through His Word when we see something, then just leave it alone. But as long as It's the Word, then I know that heavens and earth will pass away but His Word will never fail. Therefore, I believe the Bible to be the absolute truth of God, and it isn't to be added to or taken away from, but just lived preached in Its simplicity, lived the way It's wrote, and God is... If He ever was God, He's still God. And if This is His Word, and He made a promise that He cannot back up, then He isn't God.
22From his sermon, Jesus Christ Same Yesterday Today 58-0312 E-8 In the time of the meeting, if I ever say anything or any of my co-workers does or says anything towards teaching that's not found in this Bible, you let me know about it.
23Explaining The Ministry62-0129 E-9 And let's just search back. If that isn't Scriptural, then leave it alone. If I ever say anything in your presence, as a doctrine or a teaching, that's not in the Bible, forget it, because it's not right. And any angel (I don't care how real he looks, and how inspired he is), if he speaks contrary to the Word of God, leave him alone. He's not of God. Galatians 1:8 said, "An angel from heaven preach any other doctrine than this is, what already taught, let him be accursed." We don't take nothing but just what God...
25Galatians 1:6I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:7Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.8But 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.9As 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.10For 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.11But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.12For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
26Christ Is Revealed In His Own Word 65-0822m All other words, I don't care how well they're placed, … who they come from, what denomination they come from, or how smart the man is, … it’s to be absolutely ignored, anything contrary to the Word. …If a bright shining angel come up there, and stand, and say things that was contrary to the Word, you'd say, "Satan, get away from me." That's right. If he's a bishop, if he's a whatever he is, don't you never believe him if he doesn't speak exactly with that Bible, word by word. Watch him, he will carry you with the Bible now. He will carry you to a certain place and then hook it right there. When you see the Bible saying one thing and he bypasses that, watch him right there. See, that's the way he done Eve.
27Now, listen to what he is telling you here. He says, they will use the word of God to a point then they will come in with a curve ball, they will hook it and since the greatest lie is about 99% truth, then that 1% off is what brings the whole thing they are telling you into a lie.
282 Thessalonians 2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness (un-right-wiseness) in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie: 12That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness (un-right-wiseness).
2954-0401 GOD'S PREPARATION E-22Now, friends, there's many things that people do and say, perhaps maybe... I'm not the judge of people. But I think any ministry or any demonstration of the Spirit of God that can't be backed up in this Bible, I'd leave it alone. If anything that anyone says that isn't backed up by the Scripture, then I couldn't go with it; although I wouldn't say it wasn't God till I seen the fruits of it. Then I wouldn't say nothing about it; I'd just let it go like that. I don't believe in talking about people. I don't believe that. I believe in rebuking sin and so forth; but talking about, "Well, this church is not right, and they are nothing but hypocrites, and this pastor's nothing." That's wrong. The Bible... God...
30Now, listen to the prophet here. He said if they say anything, that means if they teach on the fullness of the Godhead being in the bride and can’t back it up by Scripture, then you better leave that alone. But what if they take Scripture and misapply it to try to back up what they are saying? Then that shows they have their own agenda, so you had better flee them my brother, because that is what satan did to Eve and he tried it with Christ Jesus also, but it didn’t work on Him because He was full of the Holy Ghost. And when they use Ephesians 4:12 to try to say that speaks of the fullness of the Godhead bodily in the bride, they don’t know what they are talking about. Just because it was translated as “fullness” doesn’t mean it is speaking of the Godhead. That verse “until we all come into the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, is not speaking of the fullness of the Godhead coming into the Bride, but it is speaking of our coming into the measure or limited portion of the full maturity of Character of Christ. In other words, adulthood, and that is why it goes on to say, that we be no more children tossed to and fro with every wind of doctrine eby the sleight of men and cunning craftiness whereby they lie in wait to deceive …
31Always remember and never forget, the Book of Revelations 22:16Jesus warns us Himself not to add to or take from what the Scripture teaches…, I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. 17And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. 18For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 19And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. 20He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
32Now, from brother Branham’s sermon, 56-0429 JEHOVAH JIREH E-59he said, And the Bible said that Jambres and Jannes would raise up in the last days and almost deceive the very elect. Be careful, brother, and keep it right on the Word of God. Don't leave there. A whole lot of things today that's going on that's not coming from that Word. And you leave it alone. Stay with the Bible. 'Cause the Bible said it would deceive the very elect if possible. But when your name's wrote on the Lamb's Book of Life from the foundation of the world, you'll know His Voice. A stranger you'll not follow. I don't care if oils pouring out of hands, feet, and everything else. You'll know that don't come from the Bible, and you'll stay with God. Now, just watch. All kinds of wonders.
33And here is the other thing we must be careful about. The Word of God must be in it’s season, And there are an awful lot of things being taught from the Pulpits today that have nothing to do with the age we live in. And if it is not concerning the age that we live in forget it, it’s not for you. Now, listen friends, I’m not saying these things to be hard or mean spirited, but there’s just too much mining for things to look at that will get your eyes off the promise for the season. There is far too much speculation going on about this that and the other.
34One minister years ago told me he had figured out how many people would die at the great battle of Armageddon. He then went on to tell me how he had taken the time to figure it out. He said the Bible says the blood will go up to the bridle of the horses and since the valley of Magiddo is so many miles wide by so many miles long, or about 200 square miles, and the average horse is 16 hands tall, and the average person holds 10 pints of blood , then by calculating the volume of and dividing it by 10 pints, you can come up with the number. And so this poor brother spent days trying to figure this out, and he was so happy that he knew something that others didn’t. So I just popped his bubble and said, “your whole assumption is based on that horse standing up and being a certain height. But the scripture doesn’t say whether the horse is standing or on it’s side dead or not.”
35And then he came back down to earth. But here is the point, for years I have heard men chasing off after things that do not pertain to us in this hour, and that is how they miss what God has altogether.
36Brother Branham said in his sermon, Reproach for the word 62-1223 P:68 Man are always the same as ever. Now, I'm going to say something again, and I want you... And I don't know whether it's being taped or not, but if it is on tape, I want you to listen at me, you on the tape. Don't you miss it. But study it. Men now is like he's always been. He's praising God for what He's done, looking forward to what He will do, and ignoring what He has done and is doing. He praises God for what He has done; He looks forward to what He will do; but he ignores what God's a-doing, and there he misses the whole thing. Hope they get it. See? Ignoring what He's doing... He knows what He has done, and he knows the promise what He will do, but he fails to see what He's doing. Oh, you Pentecostals, if you're not example of that. You're looking forward for something to happen; it's already--it's happened right under you, and you don't know it. "How oft would He have hovered you, as a hen does her brood; but you would not." You thought more of your traditions and denominations than you did of His Word and His Spirit. Yes.
37So we need to be careful in this hour because there are so many distraction out there. And let me say this while I am at it. We can get distracted even by things that God’s prophet and the Bible speak about for this hour. Namely, we know that both William Branham and the Scriptures spoke to us of the conditions and judgments that would encompass this earth.
38We know of the end-time judgments to come, and we see them unfolding right here in this very hour. But now, let’s look at what Brother Branham warned us about. He said Ignoring what He's doing... He knows what He has done, and he knows the promise what He will do, but he fails to see what He's doing.
39Because Brother Branham also taught from his sermon, Jehovah Jireh 1 64-0402 P:82 If it wasn't written in the Word for this age, I'd walk away from it. Anything that's not in that Word, I don't believe it. Now, I wouldn't accept it. I don't say I wouldn't believe it, but I don't accept it. I don't understand it. But when it's in this Word, and a promise for this age, I understand it. Do you?
40And why is that so important? Because God interprets His Word by bringing it to pass. So if it is for this hour, then watch it come to pass, and if it is not for this hour, then you are only speculating, Your mining the Word for something that is not there. And here is why we must be careful as well. Because if the thing coming is not for you and you spend all your time focused on that then it is your expectation, and brother Branham taught us you get what you are expecting.
41So my focus is what is God doing right now, and what does the Scriptures promise for the bride right now, in this hour, and the only thing I know of where we should be keeping our focus is concerning the adoption of sons. And to be an adoptable son brother Branham said you have to be the right kind of a son, one who is always about his fathers business.
42So if you see the things approaching and you would have to have your head in the sand not to see the judgments in the earth, then I ask you, what is your promise for this hour? Is your promise to go through those judgments, or is it to ride above them?
43We’ve seen the flooding and earthquakes and all this destruction that is coming on the earth, and the scientists are predicting all forms of mayhem, and judgments, but Jesus promised us, John 5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into the judgment; but is passed from death unto life.
44Did you know that in this same sermon, The Spoken word is the original seed 62-0318E P:89 Brother Branham quoted Jesus in John 5:24 and said, "He that heareth My Word, and believeth on Him that sent Me, hath Eternal Life, and shall never come to the judgment, (or through the tribulation period), but has passed from death unto Life." That's it.
45Therefore, we need to focus on what God’s promise is for us in this hour, and not focus too much on the judgments that are now in the earth, because those are not for you. We have brethren right here that can vouch for that. Br. Glenn, sister Lori and family were right in the path of that huge tornado that destroyed much of Joplin Missouri, and it was headed straight for the hotel they were in and right before it got there it turned 90 degrees and went right around them. Brother and sister Gatchell know what I’m talking about. They lived in a home near the Indiana Illinois border years ago and a tornado was speeding right toward there home and it lifted up and went over there home and then cam back down and continued it’s destruction.
46Listen, the Lord promised to curse those who do not hearken to his voice, but He also promised to bless those who did hearken to his voice. Now, that is not to say that you won’t be put to the test, because God puts all his children to the test.
47But do you think for one moment I am worried about the effects of global shift or polar shift? Not for one minute. Does that mean that I won’t be careful what I do and where I go? You better believe it.
48In fact Irenaeus tells a story he had heard from Polycarp about John's utter loathing and contempt for these false brethren. He says, "There are also those who heard from Polycarp that John, the disciple of the Lord, going to bathe at Ephesus, and perceiving Cerinthus within, rushed out of the bath-house without bathing, exclaiming, "Let us fly, lest even the bath-house fall down, because Cerinthus, the enemy of the truth, is within." And Polycarp himself replied to Marcion, who met him on one occasion, and said, "Dost thou know me?" And Polycarp replied, "I do know thee, the first-born of Satan." Such was the horror which the apostles and their disciples had against holding even verbal communication with any corrupters of the truth; as Paul also says, "A man that is an heretic, after the first and second admonition, reject; knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself." So I am careful to go only where My God and father wants for me to go and to speak only to those who are wanting to know the Truth. I do not go to conventions just to go. I go to where God wishes for me to teach the truth only. Otherwise it is a total waste of time to go and just sit and listen to someone who doesn’t even know what they are talking about.
49From his sermon, Hidden life in Christ 55-1110 P:9 Brother Branham said, I'm a fundamentalist. Everything must come from the Scripture. I wouldn't say I wouldn't believe it, but I wouldn't understand it just right if it wasn't from the Scripture. And if any time, during the time of the phenomenal part of the healing services, if any person, whatever you belong to, what church, if you ever see anything that's questioned, that we do here, and that's not in the Scripture, well, then you come to me, because I certainly want to stay right in this Book. 'Cause This is the Foundation. And all Scripture and all operations of the Holy Spirit must come from the Bible, then I believe it. Now, He could do something that wasn't in the Bible. It'd still be God. But I'll understand it better if it comes right from the Bible. I kind of like it that way, 'cause I know that it's right then.
50And again from his sermon, 64-0823E QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Brother Branham said, 8 Isn't that what He said? "Many shall come to Me in that day and say, 'Lord have not I...'" See? Now, can't you see that you can't put your trust in healing campaigns? You can't put your trust in any kind of a sign like that. The only thing you can put your trust in is THUS SAITH THE LORD from the Bible. Now, Church, that is exactly where I have tried to keep you, my children. And if something happens to me and God takes me out of this earth, don't you never fail. Remember this with all your heart: stay with that Word. Don't you leave that Word. Anything contrary to It, leave it alone, no matter what it is. Then you know It's right. See?
51And from his sermon, Calling Jesus on the scene 63-0804E P:6Brother Branham said, I'm a prisoner to this Word. See? I must stay right with It. I don't speak hard things to make people feel bad. I speak things sharp, sometimes, to make people look (See?) an exclamatory, "Oh, look." See, to make them look at it, to see. Then if you get them, maybe sometimes it provokes them. And about nine times out of ten, if they get a little bit provoked, they'll go to searching the Scriptures, and God does the rest of it then. You see? Just only look at the Scriptures. If I ever say anything that's contrary to the Scriptures, you're duty bound to come tell me about it, write me, or some way to let me know. And that's the reason I feel duty bound to you to explain the Scriptures. Just not try to explain them; just say the way They are. That's what They say. And believe it, believe it like that.
52So you see, brother Branham was of the mind that his absolute is this word of God, and that we must take everything back to the Scriptures. Now, therefore, what I spoke on Wednesday night about those who will take a quote here or there and then misapply Scripture to it, that shows right there they haven’t got a clue to what they are talking about. And for them to call themselves “the Teacher” and then misapply Scripture? Figure it out.
53Remember Brother Branham said,192 He will be correctly dedicated to the Word as they have always been; indicated by God's Word and “a-vindicated”. … and Because so much has been called God's Truth by fakers, many true ministers will misunderstand that messenger.