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1Several months ago in our questions and answers series on the Alpha and Omega principle concerning the Three Exoduses, we pointed out the similarities between the three Exoduses concerning how God came down in the form of the Pillar of Fire, He then raised up a prophet from among the brethren and through this prophet he revealed his Purpose and Plan and brought the people out from organization by a mighty hand demonstrating his Supernatural Presence among the people while vindicating the Message that He gave that prophet to call the people out from the bondage and slavery of Organization. The Message was to “come out from among her and be ye separate saith the Lord, and I will be will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.”. 2 Corinthians 6:17-18.
2We then showed how that after the people came out, the God withdrew His prophet from the scene, but God remained on the scene manifesting His presence in the same Pillar of Fire to lead the people into the promise for the age using another ministry to positionally place the people into the promise of their day.
3We saw how that in Moses day, God ordained Moses as that Prophet to bring the people out with a mighty hand, but then God remained on the scene after taking Moses off the scene and brought the people in under Joshua. At the Second Exodus, we see the Pillar of Fire come down and rest upon Jesus and enter into Jesus (Jesus in Jesus as brother Branham put it) and in Him, the Pillar of Fire brought the people out of Organized religion that had held down and suppressed the Word of God. The people received a message to come out from among her “come out from among her and be ye separate saith the Lord, and I will be will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.”. 2 Corinthians 6:17-18.” . Again God using that prophetic ministry to bring the people out of organized religion, into a relation with Himself, but then God took His Son, the Son of Man ministry, that ministry of the prophet for the age off the scene and once again God raised up a teaching ministry to positionally place the people into the promised Word for that age. God sent forth that same Pillar of Fire, and anointed Paul to be a teacher of the Gentiles to positionally place the people into Christ.
4Now, in this last Exodus, we see the same scene unfold itself once again. God comes down with a Shout, Reveals His purpose and plan to His prophet William Branham, The people come out of organized religion, and begin to wander in the wilderness. then God pulls that prophet from the scene and that Pillar of Fire remains on the scene and God uses a teaching ministry under that same Pillar of Fire, to bring the people in and positionally place them in the promise for the age, making them ready for the adoption of sons, thus fulfilling His Word once again. “come out from among her and be ye separate saith the Lord, and I will be will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.”. 2 Corinthians 6:17-18.”
5Now, this morning I would like to bring out one more aspect of this scene that unfolded in each of these ages. We are warned by Scripture that during the Exodus men would rise up from among the brethren who would be used by Satan to hold back the truth and suppress it thus trying to interfere with the full exodus of coming our and entering back in.
6In Romans 1: 17 we read, For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. 18For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and un-right-wise-ness of men, who hold the truth in un-right-wise-ness; Now, the word hold here was translated from the Greek Word “katecho” which means to hold down or to hold it back as to keep it from moving forward.
7From his sermon, Anointed ones at end time 65-0725M P:168 brother Branham said, "For it is impossible for those which were once enlightened and didn't move on with the Word as it come to pass..." They're dead, gone. …
8So you see how important it is for us to continue to walk in the Light as long as He is in the Light? Therefore if the Just are to Live by Faith, then Faith is not a thing of the past, but an on-going revelation that takes us step by step into the Right-Wise-ness of God himself. “if you walk in the light as He is in the Light,” not, “if you walk in the Light as He once was in the Light.” Because Faith is a Revelation, it is an unveiling, a bringing into open view what is presently set before you. Revelation is not something from days gone by, but the present Truth.
9And those men who hold back the Truth, do so by making it a historical thing instead of an ever present reality. Brother Branham said 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 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.
10So what is God doing now, since his Prophet was taken from the scene? Come on tell me? But Jesus said it would be this way…he called them hypocrites because they would not go in themselves and neither would they allow others to go in either.
11So we see this next attribute of the Three exoduses is that there arises men among those who are called out, who use their position of authority among the called out to keep others from entering in. Galatians 3: 1 O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?
12Now, in all three exoduses it is not the outsiders that try to keep the Children of God from entering into the promise of God for that age. But it is men who wise up within the Exodus movement who enter into these positions of leadership and they begin to get fat off the backs of the people, and they like their big churches and big incomes and they feel threatened when God anoints a ministry to lead the people into their positioning into the body of Christ.
13Now, we have just returned from meetings in South Africa, Malawi and Tanzania, and in two of these countries we had organized boycotts of our meetings take place, and I am going to show you by God’s Word this morning that the spirit that would organize a boycott is the same satanic spirit upon the Catholic church and the same satanic spirit that was upon the Jews who organized boycotts of Jesus meetings, and the same satanic spirit that organized boycotts of Paul’s meetings. You will see that it was not the non religious people, but rather it was those claiming to be believers whom the Apostle Paul called false brethren that would so such a thing.
14In Luke 20: 17we read, And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner? So you can see that the ministry of Christ is always rejected whether in the cornerstone or Capstone ministry.
17And again in Matthew 21: 42 Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes?
23They tried to stop John. They boiled him in oil thinking that would take care of the matter, but that didn’t work, so they excommunicated him to the isle of Patmos, but that never stopped him, and although men deserted him, the Presence of God did not.
24You see, any ministry that is worth its salt so to speak will always have resistance to it. That is the pattern set throughout the ages. And what they do not understand is that in their trying to hold back and suppress that ministry they are actually playing into the purpose and plan of God in which the rejection brings on the actual crowning of that ministry.
25Present stage of my ministry 62-0908 P:57 Now, here's the thing I want to kind of exercise on for a few moments. Now, it's usually at such a time as this when man has stayed true to the Word and all men has forsaken him until God steps in, in defense of that person and crowns his ministry. See? That's right. What a consolation.
26Blasphemous names 62-1104M P:110 I don't think Demas went out into the world, 'cause Demas was of a... If you know his history, he was of a big, rich family; and he wanted to go with the rest of the crowd. But Paul, poor little Paul, what was it? God always lets a ministry get like that and then crowns it. He let Jesus get to a place (Look at there.), when He could raise the dead, when He could do anything He wanted to, and let a Roman soldier jerk beard out of His face and [Brother Branham makes a spitting sound--Ed.] spit in His face. Hit Him on the... Put a rag around His face and said, "Now, you know, they tell me you are a prophet..." All of them stood around with their reeds and [Brother Branham illustrates hitting Him--Ed.] hit Him on the head, and said, "Now tell us which one hit you." He knowed which ones hit Him. Sure He did. See? But His ministry was fixing to be crowned. It always gets that spot where it seems like it's real, real weak, just about gone, then God crowns it. Oh, Lord, let it happen. Let it happen, Lord. Let's bow our heads. I love Him, I love Him,Because He first... (Now, worship Him; we've had hard teaching.)And purchased my salvation on Calvary's tree. Let's raise up our hands now to Him. I... (Now, be in the Spirit. See? I love Him.) I love Him,Because He first loved me...
27Evening messenger 63-0116 P:112 Notice when the Message is rejected by the people, and the messenger seems to be completely defeated, he can't get another door, he can't get a place, like our Lord was. Remember, when He was... Oh, when He was healing the sick, the young prophet, "Oh, my. He's a great Fellow." "Hello, Rabbi, how you doing?" But one day He set down and begin to tell them the Truth. He found favor with the church, the people. Thousands followed Him. He had seventy ministers around Him, besides the twelve. But one day after He had multiplied the loaves, to prove that He was God, 'cause only God rained the bread down out of heaven. Yeah. See? He multiplied the loaves. And immediately after that... He'd walked on the water, performed miracles, and done the things that He had done to prove that He was. And then, when He did, He set down and begin to strictly tell the people. The people turned away. And the seventy said, "Uh. Who can hear this? That's a hard saying. You tear down what we really thought was something else. Now, who are you to tell us these things?" And they walked away. Then Jesus turned to His little group, like in the days of Noah, like in the days of Sodom, said, "You want to go too? "Then Peter said those great words, "Lord, where would we go?" (God, help us.) P:113 Notice when the Message is rejected and the messenger seems to be defeated, that's when God steps on the scene, his Message is over. Noah (closing now), Noah preached in the door of his ark for a hundred and twenty years, till, when finally they laughed him to scorn, Noah stepped in the ark thinking that it would just be all right. God closed the door. And the people hung around to see what was going to happen. Seven days he set there and sweated it out, and on the seventh day the rain come. Uh-huh. Moses, what was he in? The very line of duty, leading the people. The Red Sea got in his way. He was at the end of his road. It was then that God came with the east wind and parted the sea, at the end of the road.
28And Jesus warned His Disciples that this rejection would take place and how to react to it when it comes. Luke 9: 5 And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them.
29Mark 6: 11 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.
31The Apostle John said, 3 John 3: 9I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not. 10Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words: and not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth them that would, and casteth them out of the church. 11Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God. But let’s face it, the truth is not for those who would oppose it. They are too busy building up their own little kingdoms, and they have no time nor will they submit themselves to those who have the truth.
32Paul told us why in 1 Corinthians 2: 14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
34John 9:1And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. 2And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? 3Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him. 4I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. 5As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. 6When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay, 7And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing. 8The neighbours therefore, and they which before had seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged? 9Some said, This is he: others said, He is like him: but he said, I am he. 10Therefore said they unto him, How were thine eyes opened? 11He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash: and I went and washed, and I received sight. 12Then said they unto him, Where is he? He said, I know not. 13They brought to the Pharisees him that aforetime was blind. 14And it was the sabbath day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes. 15Then again the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. He said unto them, He put clay upon mine eyes, and I washed, and do see. 16Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because he keepeth not the sabbath day. Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? And there was a division among them. 17They say unto the blind man again, What sayest thou of him, that he hath opened thine eyes? He said, He is a prophet. 18But the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind, and received his sight, until they called the parents of him that had received his sight. 19And they asked them, saying, Is this your son, who ye say was born blind? how then doth he now see? 20His parents answered them and said, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind: 21But by what means he now seeth, we know not; or who hath opened his eyes, we know not: he is of age; ask him: he shall speak for himself. 22These words spake his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue. 23Therefore said his parents, He is of age; ask him. 24Then again called they the man that was blind, and said unto him, Give God the praise: we know that this man is a sinner. 25He answered and said, Whether he be a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see. 26Then said they to him again, What did he to thee? how opened he thine eyes? 27He answered them, I have told you already, and ye did not hear: wherefore would ye hear it again? will ye also be his disciples? 28Then they reviled him, and said, Thou art his disciple; but we are Moses' disciples. 29We know that God spake unto Moses: as for this fellow, we know not from whence he is. 30The man answered and said unto them, Why herein is a marvellous thing, that ye know not from whence he is, and yet he hath opened mine eyes. 31Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth. 32Since the world began was it not heard that any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind. 33If this man were not of God, he could do nothing. 34They answered and said unto him, Thou wast altogether born in sins, and dost thou teach us? And they cast him out. 35Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God? 36He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him? 37And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that talketh with thee. 38And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him. 39And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind. 40And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also? 41Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth.
35And again we see this in John 12:37But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him: 38That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed? 39Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again, 40He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them. 41These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake of him. 42Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue: 43For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God. 44Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me. 45And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me. 46I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness. 47And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. 48He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. 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.
36Brother Branham said in his sermon, Influence 63-0803E P:39 We notice today that, because that people have no reverence. They'll come to church; people will come to church, and cut up, and laugh, talk, make fun, setting where the Gospel's being preached, no reverence at all. And meet you on the street, and with... You don't expect any respects from people; we mustn't do that. But yet it shows Christian dignity to at least honor the people, say, "Good morning, brother," or whatever you wish. Some of them holler, "Hello, Preach." Oh, that's so common. Remember, Jesus said, "As you do unto these, you do it unto Me. He that receiveth Me, receiveth Him that sent Me. And he that receiveth Him that I've sent, receives Him. See, as you do to them, you have did it unto Me. "And the irreverence, you know what it is? It's they are not conscious of the Presence of God. The world has become so common, and religion has become such a low ebb, until there's no respects, just as it's always been.
37So then who are these people that would hold back the Word of God as it is a Living word among the people? Jesus said in, John 8: 47 He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
39Respects 61-1015E P:75 If you can't respect the man, respect the office he holds in God. That's exactly right (See?); respect him. If a minister comes up, your pastor, always respect him. I've heard congregations talk about their pastor, how just talk about him, run him down, ridicule him. How is that pastor ever going to do anything for you? He can't do it. You--you don't--you don't re... I don't say this church, but I mean churches I have seen, that if you... You've got to love your pastor. You've got to know that he's a human being, but yet God has made him His pastor. The Holy Ghost has made him overseer; then you've got to respect him in that manner. And no matter what the pastor's done, if you respect him in your heart as God's servant, God will respect you for doing it."He that receiveth Me, receiveth Him that sent Me," Jesus said. "He that don't receive Me, can't receive Him." See, they said God was their Father; He said, "Your father's the Devil. "So, you see, you've got to respect it and believe it, believe that He is.
40John 13: 20 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. So what if they talk behind your back and get the people to question your motives and say you have your own agenda for going where God calls you to go with a message that only glorifies God, and points the people to their position in the family of God as sons and daughters of the almighty and sovereign God. A message that shows the pattern of son-ship which pattern was in Christ Jesus the obedient son of God and firstborn in a vast family of brethren.
41Jesus said in Luke 9: 48 And said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this child in my name receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me receiveth him that sent me: for he that is least among you all, the same shall be great. And yet they can’t even receive a child of the King on a mission from the King Himself.
44If you are not in their circle then they are not going to cooperate. And in fact if you are not in their circle then they condemn you and speak all manner of evil against you and feel self righteous in doing so. And they try to turn the people against you before they have even had a chance to hear for themselves the message of Grace and the spirit of Adoption.
45From The Spoken Word is the original Seed paragraph 28 brother Branham said, I hope that's clear (See?), because... And if one says it's this a-way... One says you must join this church: "This church only has salvation." That's the Catholic version. The Lutheran come around and say they are the way. Here comes along the Methodists with something else, the Baptists with something else, the Pentecost with something else; and there seems to be such a gathering of confusion. But then when you take this written Word to our brethren, many of them says, "Well, them days isn't now." Another one says, "It's just a history." The other one says, "It's a book of poems." The other says, "The church has a right to change it." Then where do we stand? Where is there a resting place for faith?
46Lean not unto thy own understanding 65-0120 P:65 It's ordained for this Laodicea church to be in this condition, putting Christ on the outside, and Him knocking, trying to get back in, [Brother Branham knocks on the pulpit--Ed.], no cooperation nowhere though. Vindicating His Word in the day now, like He did in every day, and they walk right away from it. Leaning to their own understanding, that's--that's all there is to it.
47Why it had to be shepherds 64-1221 P:127 After Luther's revival come a organization. After Wesley's revival come an organization. After Alexander Smith, John--Alexander Campbell, John Smith, all the rest of them, come an organization. After Pentecost, right down like the real thing, but it come an organization. What did it do? Pulled away. We've had fifteen years of revival; it's never been known in all history. And watch, in this fifteen-years revival, it swept around the world, and not one organization's been built out of it. Where was it? (It started the latter rain; it died in its--instant, it died.) There's been no organization follow this. Why? It's the grain itself; there can be no more. And the shuck now is pulling away, no cooperation, nobody wants you. Why is it? It has to be that.
48Why it had to be shepherds 64-1221 P:80 Notice the great Shepherd Prophet's ministry. Of His miracles, every church opened and would receive Him. They wanted their sick healed. They wanted to do great things. His popularity was great. But when the evening time came, one day after He had turned water to wine, and had fed thousands bread, and had performed miracles, He begin to set down and talk to them. And He said to them, "I and My Father are One. Why sayest thou, 'Show us the Father'?" "Oh, brother. This man making himself equal with God?" That was too much for their ecclesiastical thinking. But it was the Truth; He was. See? But when they did, many did not follow Him. Then He turned around and said, "Except you eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink His Blood, you have no Life in you." Now, what do you think a smart, intellectual person would thought? I imagine the priests that had had Him in the temple was very ashamed of them having Him there. "To think that a man would stand up and say a thing like that, 'Except you people eat my flesh, and drink my blood.'" Said, "This is a human vampire (See?) 'Eat my flesh and drink...' Why, he's a cannibal. You good thinking people will, you'll get away from such a lunatic as that." He never explained it, He just said it. He did it to stumble them, to separate His sheep from goats. He did it to throw them off. And then nobody wanted to cooperate with Him. They had no cooperation from then on.
49Harvest time 64-1212 P:135 It's a carrier. It had to be. But when that wheat begins to grow, like the church first was a carrier to Jesus, but when He begin to tell them the Truth of God, they separated from Him. Now, what's happening? No cooperation. Why? It has to be that way, so that the wheat itself can lay before the sun, s-u-n, and so the spiritual wheat can lay before the S-o-n to be turned to a golden grain of the Word (See?) made Word, God made flesh, vindicated. The... "He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall He also." The church that lives by that Word, rightly, not through organization, but in Presence of the Word, the Son, it becomes (What?) a very same Word that went down on the day of Pentecost.
50Proving His Word 64-0816 P:54 How hard it was on little Joseph to know that the poor little fellow, away from his people, betrayed by his brethren, throwed into a ditch, supposingly to be dead, sheep blood put upon his coat, where they'd slayed a lamb to eat it, put the blood upon it and took it to his father, knowing all of this. But Joseph could remember one thing, that the hand of the Lord was upon him. He knew that he was a believer. No matter how much his brothers turned him out, how much there was no cooperation or nothing else, Joseph knew God would keep His Word. When he saw that vision of all of them bowing before him, he knowed that had to come to pass, because it was THUS SAITH THE LORD. Amen. I don't care how unreasonable it seemed, Joseph knew it was the truth. No matter how hard the task was, and what he had to go through with, he knowed someday every one of them would bow before his feet. How's he going to do it when they hated him? But he knowed God would prove His Word so every time.
51Going beyond the camp 64-0719E P:46 Now, after four hundred years God walked right among them one day. According to the Scripture He was to be made flesh and dwell among them. "His Name shall be call Counseller, Prince of Peace, Mighty God, Everlasting Father." And when He came among the people, they said, "We'll not have this man rule over us. What fellowship card does he pack? What denomination sent him?" He had no cooperation; every church He went to, they throwed Him out. They had nothing to do with Him, because He wasn't one of them. And as it was then, so is it now. The Bible said the Laodicean church would put Him on the outside, and He was knocking trying to get in. There's something wrong somewhere.
52Feast of the trumpets 64-0719M P:125 And now, Lord, there's no cooperation nowhere. Trying even to get into South Africa where I know there's some souls there yet waiting. Every place, and look like they won't receive me, Lord. Not because of me, Lord; it's because of this Message. But You said it would be this way; and You made it known to us, so we wouldn't be discouraged. We know the hour we're living.
53Feast of the trumpets 64-0719M P:107 And Jesus had been put out, wouldn't have no cooperation with nobody, be put on the outside, rejected (The Bible said so.); for it's Christ made manifest among us, Jesus among us all made manifest in the purity of His Word, making It known. And if that... This is not just makeup, friends, this is THUS SAITH THE LORD, the Scripture.
54Trial a 64-0427 P:76 But bear me record. The seventh church age, which is the Laodicea church age... Will we admit that this is the Laodicea age? Remember, He, the Word, was put out of the church. Is that right? Put out of the church, and He was on the outside trying to get back in: "I stand and knock at the door. "And you say that "I'm rich and I'm--have need of nothing and...""And knowest thou not that you're miserable, blind, naked, wretched, and don't know it?" He was on the outside, the Word. What is it? Our traditions. Our Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian, Pentecostal tradition has rejected the Word, and it can have no cooperation nowhere. Everybody's hands off of it, and want to call it an evil spirit. And do you understand that Jesus said in the last days before the coming of the end time, that He would be revealed again as "Son of man," not "Son of God?" And that fulfills Malachi 4, and all these other promises of Abraham? The last sign that Abraham received, he was waiting for a coming son, and the last sign that he was to receive was God revealed in a human being. And Jesus said, "As it was in the days of Lot and Sodom, so shall it be in the coming of the Son of man."
55Spritual amnesia 64-0411 P:8 He wasn't much to look at, but he had THUS SAITH THE LORD. That's the main thing, I think. Of course, he come to Samaria to begin his campaign. I'm sure he had no cooperation from nobody. He had no fellowship card from any denomination. He had no credentials to show what group he come from. But he had one thing; he had the Word of the Lord for that city. And I wonder, if we could transport Amos today down to our time, I wonder if he'd be welcome in our city today? I wonder if we would receive him, or would we do just like they did? We find our cities in the same decay. And we find that sin is just great among the people as it was then. And I wonder if this little unknown man... How's he going to start this campaign? How, where's he going to begin at? What church is he going to, or who's going to cooperate with him? He had nothing to show where he come from. He had nothing at all but THUS SAITH THE LORD for the city.
56Voice of the sign 64-0313 P:38 And now, we find this day that we're living in, it's just a repeat of that again. Ministers and people ashamed to stand in the pulpit, and the Gospel becomes a meal ticket to them. They're afraid to say anything. Some man's going to put them out of this, that, or the other. There's only one Man can put you out of heaven; that's God. And how you going to be put out of heaven staying with His Word? That's what He sent you for.
57When their eyes were opened 64-0312 P:33 And look, the Scripture had said that was going to happen, exactly word by word the way it was. Even David, hundreds of years before, about eight hundred years, cried the very same thing that He said on the cross. And no doubt that in the temple that morning they might have sang that same psalm, Psalm 22, "My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?" In the temple singing about it; and the God that they claimed that they served, they were crucifying. So is it today. The God that they claim that they believe in, that manifests Himself, they'll... He'll shut up every door, and no cooperation, no nothing else. Say it's contrary to their creeds. "Oh, fools, slow of heart," to know the day that we live in. Has not God promised this in the last days? How this Laodicea church would be lukewarm and Jesus on the outside, trying to get in for a little cooperation. What is Jesus? The Word, the true Word that's made manifest, on the outside trying to get in, and couldn't get in.
58God identified by characteristics 64-0311 P:42 Today we got hotbed plants called Christians, somebody you have to spray and baby and humor, "And will you give me fellowship, will you cooperate, will you do this?" Oh, you bunch of hotbed plants. We need some genuine Christianity, borned of the Spirit of God. And that'll take no cooperation, no nothing else; they don't want nothing. Jesus turned, looked at them disciples, said, "Will you go too? You want to go also?" He said, "I've chose twelve of you, and one of you is a devil. Why don't you go also? "Then Peter said those memorial words, "Lord, where could we go? We are persuaded; we know that You are the identified Fountain of Life. You have the Word, and It only. We are persuaded."
59Influences 64-0215 P:70 As it was in the days of Noah, how many people laughed at him, and made fun of him? They come up there just to hear, say, "We'll go up and hear the old crank pop off again, just to have some fun." Get up, walk away, wouldn't even listen to him preach, all kinds of things... And they perished in the judgments he was preaching. Amos, that little preacher, knowing from nowhere, a prophet anointed, come up and looked down in Samaria that time, His bald head shining, his gray beard... When he come up across the hill and looked down, them holy eyes of his narrowed as he looked upon that city. Not like tourists that come from all over the world, 'cause their priests, all of them had sinned. And false prophets was telling them it was all right. He walked down there with no cooperation for his revival. He walked down there without anything and screamed out. And he said, "The very God that you claim to serve will destroy you."
60Perseverant 63-0802 P:45 No matter what they say, "Well, they'll throw you in jail. The ministerial association will kick you out. You'll not have any fellowship. There's no cooperation." Didn't make John any difference. He was perseverant. He had a message, somebody must hear it. And out of his entire group, I don't think he got about twelve, but he got something. When he got the power of God on him, then the Lord begin to move on him. Now, the Lord Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever. When we can see the commission of the Lord, then you can be perseverant.
61Indictment the 63-0707M P:128 His deepest wounds come from the house of so-called friends. Think. Think of it. Think of it. Stop. I'm waiting a minute. Ministers, think of it. Where did His wounds come from? The house of His so-called friends. As it was, so is it. Think of it. At Calvary He wasn't surrounded by savages, barbarians, but of ministers who claimed to love Him. And today, when the Gospel is thoroughly identified, when the great signs of His resurrection is proven among us, it isn't the street out there that jumps on you, it's the so-called ministers. Them that's supposed to love Him is what He's surrounded by today. "We'll not have that thing among us. We'll not have this man rule over us. We'll not support; we'll have no cooperation about that in this city, if that thing comes this way. It's nothing but spiritualism. It's the devil." Not knowing the Word of God, the blind leading the blind. As it was then... Think. So is it now; just as it was then, so is it now. Think.
62God in simplicity 63-0317M P:112 Now, you see, while it was in the simple way and everybody was against him, everybody was at his throat... All the ministerial association and everything else was at his throat (That's true.), trying to get rid of him, everything else. But in that simplicity, even though they had no cooperation with his campaigns and whatevermore they had, everybody thought he was a crank, God was hiding Himself. But when it come time for that seed to get ripe that had been planted, God manifested Himself by sending fire out of the heavens and licking up the sacrifice. God hiding in simplicity and then revealing Himself again. See? Sure. It pleased God to do that. He's always did it in such a way. Yes, sir.
63Way of a true prophet 63-0119 P:28 Remember, he had no recommendation. He come different from our evangelists of today. He had no recommendation from the priests. They didn't even know who the fellow was. But there was One who knowed who he was. That was the One that sent him. That's all counted to him. As long as he knowed where he was sent from, his message had to go forth just the same, and regardless.He had no denominational credentials to back him up when he went into the city to come to the ministerial association and say, "My brethren, I'm sent of this certain group, this religious group. I belong to this certain, certain..." He had not that. He didn't have any of those things. Neither did he have a fellowship card to show that he even stood in good fellowship with the ministerial association from the country he came from. He had no cooperation for his campaign. He never even consulted anybody about it.
64Perseverant 62-0623 P:94 So the--they sent the deacon board over, and told him, said, "Now, look, Micaiah. We'll take you back into the association if you'll just say the same thing the bishop and all of them says."He was talking to the wrong man there. Micaiah knowed what it was to trust God. He said, "As the Lord God lives, I'll only say what he puts in my mouth." Oh, brother...?... Seminary or no seminary, cooperation or no cooperation, said, "I'll just say what God puts in my mouth." He took that night and went back the next day. He said, "Go on up, but I seen Israel scattered like sheep, having a--no shepherd."And so this great big bishop smacked him in the mouth and said, "Which way did the Spirit of God go when it went out of me?"He said, "I saw God set in heaven. The council was held. And I saw a evil spirit come up, a lying spirit, said, 'I'll go down and get in the mouth of them prophets and make them prophesy a lie.'"You say, "Well, now, brother, how could a man tell whether he was wrong?" Why? Micaiah's vision was according to the Word. The Word of God had already been spoken by--by the prophet, and the Word of the Lord always comes to the prophet. And if the prophet Elijah had cursed Ahab and told him that the dogs would lick His Blood, how could he bless what God had cursed? So his vision was according to the Word.
65End time evangelism 62-0603 P:102 The Mosaic fathers was Malachi 3, "I send My messenger before My face to prepare the way before the Lord." Matthew 11:6 says the same thing. Jesus witnesses that that's when He seen John, said, "What'd you go out to see? A man dressed in fine collars turned around, and so forth. Not John..." He said, "Them that dress like that belong in king's palaces, and these big denominations, that kiss the babies, and marry, you know, and so forth, bury the dead, and marry the young, and so forth. They're back there." Said, "What'd you go out to see? A reed shaken with any wind? No, not John. No, no, he didn't shake when they busted against him."Said, "You'll have no cooperation if you go there." It didn't make any difference to John; he went anyhow. See?Said, "What'd you go out to see, a prophet?" Said, "I say, and more than a prophet. If you can understand it, this is who was spoken of by the prophet, saying, 'I send My messenger before My face, to prepare the way,'" Malachi 3.
66Taking sides with Jesus COD 62-0601 P:23 Let me just stop again just a moment. When I went to Bombay... (I count that my greatest meeting because of the effects it had on the people.) And I... If in Africa, they say thirty thousand came to Christ at one time, then there was a hundred and fifty or two hundred thousand came to Christ at one time out of that half a million there. What could I do? There wasn't a thing. Perhaps maybe, say there was--just say there was a hundred thousand of them. There was no church, nothing I could do, There was nobody to give to them. The Message that I believed, there wasn't even a Pentecostal denomination would cooperate with me. And all those souls probably drifted right back into Sikhs, Jains, Buddhism, whatevermore they come from. No place to put them. Now, that's a shame; that's a disgrace (See?), because I had no cooperation, because of the stand that I take. See?
67Perseverance 62-0520 P:19 One day... In Matthew 11:6 we read a little sermon. I might have preached it around here one time, on the "Forgotten Beatitude," when John the Baptist, in prison, sent over to see if Jesus really was that One. And John was a great man, and he paid Jesus a very poor compliment. But Jesus told them, "Just stay..." 'Cause John was worried. His ministry had been saying, "There's coming One Whose fan is in His hand. He will thoroughly purge His floors. He will take the wheat to the garner, and He will burn the chaff with unquenchable fire." Oh, my, what a Messiah coming. But when He come on the scene, it was different, a little humble man with no cooperation from any of the sects around there. And they... The sect was different, and they... His preaching was different, and He was pushed around from place to place, and running here and running there. So that seemed kind of strange. Couldn't understand it. "Why? Why? Surely I preached it, and they ought to all all believed it. And here when He comes, my, looks like I'm let down."
68Fellowship 62-0519 P:35 Outer courts, what is it? The sinner who comes and hears the Word and builds up faith in him that it's God. "Faith cometh by hearing, hearing the Word of God." Now, what are we trying to do? Get into fellowship. Now, the man heard the Word. He believed the Word, and he was sprinkled then with the water of separation. Yet he wasn't in fellowship. No, sir. Now, you fundamentalists, I want you to look at this. He still was not in fellowship. Remember. When Israel come up from Egypt, Moab met him and wouldn't let him have a revival in his land; there was no cooperation. And Moab believed the same God that Israel believed in. They went and got their bishop up there, Balak, brought him down there, and he was just as fundamental as Israel was. Israel that wander, no place to go, this great, organized nation here together brought their celebrity out to curse that bunch of renegades (they said), coming up there.They forgot that this bunch of people that had no place to go, but were wanderers and pilgrims and strangers... They failed to see that Pillar of Fire going before them. They failed to see that brass serpent, and that smitten rock following them, although they had done wrong.
69Letting off the pressure 62-0518 P:84 Could you imagine Amos having a card that day when he come down there to preach to the people? Said, "Here's my fellowship card. I got cooperation with all the Pharisees and Sadducees." They hated him. That's right. They would today. If he stood today, he'd stand right on this Word, the same thing, and condemn from the--from the Catholic plumb to the Pentecostals. He'd do the same thing. He sure would. He wouldn't--he wouldn't have no cooperation. He wouldn't have to pack a fellowship card. But he had THUS SAITH THE LORD. That's what the people didn't want.You think he'd walk through the streets today and see the people, you think his righteous soul could stand still? Certainly not, no. That's what's the matter. Our pressure's build up. That's what's the matter with our nation today. That's what's the matter with our world today.
70Way of a true prophet 62-0513M P:57 Certainly they wouldn't receive him; neither would they do it today. They had long forgot that God was able of these stones to rise up true prophets to God. God's able of the backwoodsman; He's able to raise of these stones men that'll stand for His Word and prophesy in His Name the Truth, laying the axe to the root of the tree and let the chips fall. I don't care whether you got cooperation or no cooperation. But that's the way of the true prophet. Some people thinks he's got it easy. They don't know what they speak of. He wasn't brought into town by a carriage, setting upon fine harnessed horses, tassels, and the high priests standing out there with big high things on their heads bowing to him, "The honorable Doctor So-and-so is coming." That would've been some organizational setup.
71Way of a true prophet 62-0513M P:55 I'd imagine those priests of a morning have a little--on the Sabbath morning have a little, a prayer, so forth, and a little dedicational services, and--and went back, and talked a few things on great Moses, that one day lived and a great somebody else that someday lived. "But oh, the days of that's past now. You people know our new president, our new government, and our--all we got"; and talk on a few things like that and go home.But here come a man not caring for that; he come with THUS SAITH THE LORD. See? That's the way of the prophet: no cooperation; knowed what was facing him; knowed that everything would be against him; knowed that they'd reject him, that they'd turn him down. But he was coming in the Name of the Lord.Jesus knew that Calvary was facing Him, but He come in the Name of the Lord. See? That's the way of the true prophet.
72Meanest man I know 62-0127 P:32 But he turned his back upon the Lord and walked away feeling relief, satisfied, that he had done what he was told to do. Sometimes it's not good to do what you're told to do. In that case, it was right.So then we find out that he must've hurried back and brought the commission and... "I found him; I--I know who he is. I met him, and I told him. And I've got His promise that he will be here. He will be here. He said he would be here."Now, there's something wrong with this scene. There's something wrong somewhere. Those Pharisees didn't like Jesus. They hated Him. They couldn't find His Name on their denominational roll. They could find none of their schools of theology He'd come through. But He'd come through one, not theirs, God's. So we find out that these Pharisees hated Him. He had no cooperation with them. They despised Him.
73True sign that's overlooked 61-1112 P:153 Nothing great shiny, a glow, and though it's evil spoken of, it was a sign. And today the sign is evil spoken of. It has no cooperation. It's--it's--it's evil spoken of and called everything, but it's a sign that's overlooked, a sign that's evil spoken of. The Bible speaks of that, a sign evil spoken of.Let us remember this as we journey to our home. Don't you never let this Message die from your hearts. Whatever you do, don't you do it. You meditate on this day and night. And pray day and night for God to rise His witness now. We're ready, for I believe soon time shall be no more. We're coming... How...
74True sign that's overlooked 61-1112 P:87 This man was a man sent from God. Oh, brother. He had no following. God give him a following, a little flock, just like He did Elijah. God give him his following. He didn't get it from some political organization. He preached the Word, stayed on God's Word, and God give him a little flock. Elijah stayed on God's Word. God give him a little flock.This man had no cooperation. He had no following, no cooperation, belonged to no denomination, asked for nothing, and feared nothing. That was John. Why? He was a man sent from God. That's the reason he stood. He was the Elijah standing there to prove to the people that the Messiah was coming. He said, "I'm the voice of Him that crieth in the wilderness, as saith the prophet Isaiah. Prepare to meet the Lord."
75True sign that's overlooked 61-1112 P:84 Micaiah had no cooperation. Moses had no cooperation. Noah had no cooperation. None of them only had--ever has cooperation. It's all against them. But they are signs in the evil days before God sends judgment. And God keeps His Word and wants His Word kept by His people. Praise the Lord.Now, getting down to the closing, for just a few minutes now. Now, listen close.
76Abraham and his seed after him 61-0423 P:48 The very thing that we come out of, Pentecost went right back into it again, just as hard as they could go. The very thing that you used to call, "old formal Baptists and Methodists," it--it ain't formal Baptists; it's formal Pentecostals now. You done the same thing that you come--your fathers come out of. You turned right back around and done the same thing and bottled It up, made one church over here, and another over here, and fighting one another. If this person don't come to your church, you have no cooperation with it.
77Jezebel religion 61-0319 P:53 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.
78Be not afraid it is I 60-0720 P:9 And the theme of our campaigns is always Hebrews 13:8, "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever." How many of you Christians believe that, that He's the same yesterday? Thank you. That means you're real Christians when you believe that.Now, He is not dead, but He's a living. I've been around the world, and in all kinds of places, and under all kinds of circumstances, all kinds of religion. I was entertained recently by seventeen different religions, and every one of them denied Christianity. And yet, in the midst of five hundred thousand people that I was speaking to at Bombay, the Lord Jesus Christ and Christianity triumphed over everyone of them and put every witch doctor and holy man and everything else to shame. And there's no way of telling how many came to the Lord Jesus. We had no cooperation amongst the churches and just dropped in for three days, and there was no way of telling how many was saved.
79Thirsting for life 59-0613 P:14 Don't be afraid. Our God is God. If He ever was God, He's God yet. And if He's God at all, He's God of the whole creation. And so when saying that, then I said, "They won't say nothing. And I think that God has chose that this would be. Now, we'll see if it happens." And they bowed their heads. And when we prayed, the man's eyes come open, could see as good as any person in here. Oh, I said, "How many of you will receive Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour if this man's eyes come open." And just as far as you could see, tens of thousands of hands up in the air. And then with no cooperation amongst the churches... Perhaps, tonight, ninety-nine out of every thousand is back in the temples of the Buddha and so forth, because of the lack of cooperation of men to get there and lead those people on into the churches. It's a pity that there's no cooperation among Christian people today when God tries to do something. That's the hardest thing I have found, and the most misunderstanding thing, that the people will not cooperate because you're not of their denomination. It's a disgrace to the world.
80Preparation 53-1111 P:52 Now, there was a during the time of the judges, a little old fellow named Shamgar. He wasn't even a judge, just a little old... Very much said about him, a little bitty spot in the Bible, about a couple of verses, Shamgar. Maybe you may never read of him. He was just a little old Israelite. And during the days, every man done his own way he felt by doing it. He had no cooperation, one was a Methodist, another one a Baptist, another one a Presbyterian, the other one a Oneness, the other was a Twoness, the other one a Threeness and... Oh, my, no cooperation, they couldn't get together. So every man done what he thought was good in his own sight. That's the reason the Philistines come in and got them. Now, if you borned again Christians will forget your differences and come together as Christians ought to, we can do something. Our King will come to us, Jesus Christ.
81My commission 51-0505 P:2 The reason that I was doing it, was not because of no cooperation here, but was in respects of Brother Freeman. You see? And I didn't want to be holding the same time he was. And if I thought that I was hindering his meeting in any way, I wouldn't do it.
82Ashamed of Him 65-0711 P:7 And I want to get with the trustees and the elders here, while I'm here. This is becoming everywhere. We're living in these last days, to where the Gospel does not have the preeminences as It should have. It don't have the rights that It should have. It's all sewed up in politics and things, and just like a union. And that's what it's finally coming to, because the mark of the beast has to come by union, we know. So we--we... 'Cause it's a boycott, "no man can buy or sell, save him that have the mark of the beast."
83Feast of the trumpets 64-0719M P:82 The hour that we're living, the ecclesiasticals, the spirits uniting together now and bringing them all to this big one slaughter to blot out; it's already in writing here in this nation now. And these churches has to be closed, unless you're with the organization. It's a union; it's a boycott, just like the mark of the beast. And now you see what the beast is, don't you? It's a power. And a power, a ecclesiastical power, Jesus said it'd be so close like the real thing, it'd deceive the very elected, if it was possible. But He promised to have something here for us in that day, that we wouldn't be deceived, and that's the Word, and Christ to make It manifest to us. They're supernaturals devils unseen to the eye, but you can see what they're doing. See?
84Jesus came and called 64-0213 P:59 Now, I'm going to say something here. It's not a doctrine; I'm just prophesying. You know what's happened? It's going to come to a place soon, mark my word, that all denominations are going to have to join the ecumenical council. If they don't, they can't have the support of the council. Therefore, there'll be a boycott that nobody can go to these churches or go to any churches. Unless you have a mark from your own church you cannot buy or sell. You see it. Just as it was, so is it going to be again, a mark unto the beast. And the church shall realize, and that's spiritual people. And you Pentecostal people anyhow, are recognizing it. You begin to feel it. When your churches... Many of your organizations of the Pentecost, and I don't have to call your name, but you know right now they're coming into it. They've done witnessed that they were. And when you do that, what are you going to have to be? You're going to have to forfeit your evangelical teaching of the baptism of the Holy Ghost. You going to have to forfeit your doctrine of the Bible. And the members is not going to stand for it. Real born again Christians will die first. They're warned by the Word. They know this thing's coming. Yes, sir.
85Third Exodus 63-0630M P:73 Then there's a persecution coming upon all those who won't unite with it, and a boycott. It'll be too late then; you've already took the mark. Don't say, "I'll do it then." You better do it now. Raamses was growing. But remember while Raamses was growing in the power in Egypt, God had Moses in the wilderness. He was growing too. Raamses had a political system. God had a spiritual system under a prophet ready to come down and speak to the people. They're both growing again. It'll be a showdown one of these days. The time ain't far off when there'll come a showdown.
86Super sign 62-0708 P:65 Let me make a prediction. I'm not prophesying. I'm predicting. I predict that in the next few years that all organization religions will be forced to take a stand. And they will have a union of churches, and a great boycott will follow this union of churches. All denominations will be forced into it: all of them. If they don't, there'll be a horrible boycott. Nearly every one of them today has not knowingly joined that World Council of Churches, selling their birthrights: Protestant brethren with the mother Catholic of Rome. They'll do that. You know the Bible said that the tares would be bound, bundled first. They're bundling all in one great group. The Bible said they'd make an image unto the beast. I believe it'll come to pass, that shortly, that if people do not join some organization, some church, go in, their doors will be closed.
87Way of a true prophet 62-0513M P:145 Amos knew Israel, her ungodly lovers would soon destroy them. And their ungodly lovers of today will soon destroy them. The very denominational creeds and things, that they've bound themselves into (you Pentecostals), that's the thing's going to destroy you: your creed and denomination. You're binding yourself right up yonder to take the mark of the beast and don't even know it, holding it right over your eyes. Sure it is, a boycott. What are you trying to do? You belong to this or you don't belong. See? You just wait. Just a little bit longer. Then you say, "I'll get out of it then."No, you won't; you're already in it; you're already marked; you're caught with the mark on you. No matter, Esau weeped bitterly when he knowed better; but he wept bitterly, trying to find a place to repent and couldn't find it. You'll stay there then. Now's the time to flee.
88Spoken word original seed 62-0318E P:201 Billy Graham may preach everywhere; Oral Roberts, them godly men may preach everywhere. The Lord may send me to sow seeds somewhere else (some field), but I believe our nation is sowed down, and I believe she's ready for the harvest now. When the Spirit falls and there becomes a move amongst the people, them denominations will swing together just as certain as I'm standing in the pulpit. And the church of God will be ousted, and they'll make it such a racket until they'll confederate it and put a boycott on anybody that don't belong to them. Rome will rule the world for just a hour. She'll rule for a little piece. Not Communism, Romanism will rule the world with the cooperation of Protestantism in a denominational form of church, which God has rejected. That's as close as I know the Word of God.
89Spoken word original seed 62-0318E P:195 And remember, Christian friends, I'm a man; I can make mistakes, but God, being God, cannot make a mistake. All the Words that's been written must be fulfilled; Jesus said so. So we've got things here in the Scripture that must be fulfilled, and that is one of the things, this boycott to come. But before this boycott can come of the marking of the beast, there has to be a Seed sowed for God to take a church out of it. You understand now? A Seed has to be sowed. A denominational seed and there--to make a form or an image to the beast, the church of Rome... And there has to be a true Bride.
90Spoken word original seed 62-0318E P:8 All right, I predict that the two denominational groups, Pentecostal and the Evangelical groups, will work together in a denomination, will unite themselves together, and will become a member (all of them) of the Federation of the Council of Churches or the Council of Churches. They already belong to it, all of them. And there will come through them a forcing or a boycott, that'll stop everything but what belongs to that union of churches. That's what a... The Bible said that there would be a boycott, even to such a way it would cause people to not buy or sell unless they had received this, the mark of the beast, which is Romanism, and the image of the beast, which is Protestantism, that the image... The beast had power, authority to give the image life to speak, and it did. And that's the Confederation of Churches, when they confederate themselves together.
91Jezebel religion 61-0319 P:64 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 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.
92Thyatirean church age 60-1208 P:3 Many of them, Lord, was pulled apart, and killed, and fed to lions; great things taken place. The earth is bathed with the blood of the righteous. And, Father, their blood cries out today against that wicked adulterous church. And You said, someday when You poured--the Angel poured his vial upon it, and the--the blood of every martyr was found in it. Lord, help us to have--be ready to stand now, because the time is closing in. As we see this two-horned beast rise up out of the earth, not out of the thickness and multitudes of people, with horns like a lamb, but it spake like the dragon... We believe that hour is close at hand now, Father, when these churches is confederating themself together, making a image unto the beast; and it'll be terrible on that group, Lord, that won't join it. The very boycott will come, but in that hour You promised to take Your church, and You--You help us, Lord.
93Handwriting on the wall 56-0902 P:36 Now, I want you to notice. As soon as the king saw this vision and he made it, he forced every person in his Kingdom in his domain to worship this image. He made an image. And it's believed by scholars and which, I do believe that a Spirit-filled person would see it that that... He worshipped Daniel is what he did. And he made an image to Daniel. And he called it Belteshazzar. He called Daniel, Belteshazzar, which was the name of his god. And he made an image and forced every person to worship that image.I want you to notice that the beginning of the Gentiles, when God dealt with them, they got haughty in their heart and forced every man to worship the image of a holy man. And the Gentile age was issued in with that; it will go out in the same way. The same way a--a boycott of the mark of the beast that will force people to worship images and to do the things that we've been taught that was contrary to the Word of God. And, brother, it'll be so slick and sly until it will deceive the very elect if possible. So you better purpose in your heart tonight and be filled with God's Holy Spirit, that you'll be able to discern the right and wrong thing when the proclamation is issued. Hallelujah.
94Mark of the beast 56-0715 P:17 And today we're approaching on the subject of one of the vital signs, great barricade dropped across. Now, a mark, the Bible speaks that the mark of the beast would be known by the hand or the head. I've heard it predicted by many different ways, that the tattoo a sign in your hand, a sign on your head. Now, I do not believe that that's correct with Scripture. And there's going to be a group of people that's going to be marked for destiny in hell. And there's going to be people marked for their eternal destiny in heaven. And these two marks run side by side. And it's going to get so great (Listen.), so pinching, that just before the coming of the Lord, that you'll have to have one mark or the other one, or there'll be a boycott: you can't buy nor sell. Notice, now how does this begin? Now, these two great things has been working in the churches for years. Now, look. Judas was the antichrist. We know that. He was the one. He was not seemingly against Christ, seemingly he was for Christ. And the Bible said that in the last days them two spirits will be so close to each other, that it would deceive the very elect if possible. And as the Spirit of God from the beginning finally works down, down through Moses... Do you believe Christ was in Moses? Certainly. Was Christ in Joseph? Why, he portay--portrayed Christ just perfectly: born, loved of the father, hated of his brothers, sold for practically thirty pieces of silver, put into a ditch supposedly to be dead, taken up setting at the right hand of Pharaoh, the greatest nation in the world. When he went forth, they bowed the knee, "Joseph is approaching." Perfect type of Christ... How his brethren was made known to him, how they wept and said, "This is our sin," and how that was portrayed letter by letter of Christ.
95QA Image of the beast 54-0515 P:34 And now, let me get this one though again while we... Now, someone asked me today; two or three times I've been asked it:27. Brother Branham, speaking on the mark of the beast, don't you believe they'll tattoo a number in your head, or tattoo something on your hand? No, sir. Don't never look for that. It'll be a boycott, certainly. No man could buy or sell 'less he belongs to the confederation of churches. That's true. That'll come like a union, unionizing the thing, bringing it down, unionized religion. Mark my word; it ain't far off. And you'll see it, she's just around the corner. The reason you don't know these things; you're here at home all the time. Follow me over these countries where Catholicism has the upper hand one time, and see what takes place. Brother, they tell them all what to do and what not to.
96Perfect strength 61-1119 P:105 He had to get to the end of his road then. Nobody would cooperate with him no more. None of the churches would cooperate with him. All of his church left him, went back to the world (same as it is now... That's right.), went on back to the world. Just a very few was hanging on, one here and one there, coming from way across the country where you had to go to see him and so forth. He was in pretty bad shape; he come to the end of his knowledge and said, "Lord, I stood on Your Word; I told the truth. And all of them's gone away; there's nobody left here. I ain't got anybody to preach to." Amen. "Yes, I stood on Your Word, Lord, and now look where I'm at now, not none of them will receive me. I go into town, they say, 'Here comes that old crank. Yeah, yeah, here's that old crank coming to town; now he'll start carrying--carrying on about this here modern living and everything.'""Don't have him. Pastor, don't you cooperate with that guy. No, sir."Pastor, "Now, that old fanatic's in town again. (See?) That Elijah out there, the old baldheaded fellow, don't you pay any attention to that old fellow. Look at him; he don't even dress like a clergyman with his priestly robes on like mine (his hat, you know; and stand up in front, and collar around, you know)." Said, "He don't..." Said, "He's a different fellow. He's a odd-like guy."And I imagine some of the great guys said, "You know what? He's a neurotic. Uh-huh, yes; he's a neurotic, living out there in the wilderness, staying out in the woods most of his time, coming in with a piece of sheepskin wrapped around him. Oh, my. And then condemning them women... Mm, mm, I never seen such a thing. Don't you have anything to do with him, at all. Don't cooperate."
97Queen of Sheba 58-0215 P:20 And this little woman, being a queen, she begin to draw up a lot of enthusiasm, for everybody was telling the same thing. That's the way we want to do it: all speak the same, glorifying God. Not one say, "Well, I'm a Baptist; we don't cooperate with such. Oh, I'm a Presbyterian; I'm not Pentecostal." Don't make any difference what it is, what denomination, or what tag they're wearing, if you're a son and daughter of God, you can't keep away from it. That's right.
98Indictment the 63-0707M P:137 He said, "They calling the holy works of God an unclean spirit doing it." And no forgiveness for it, making shame of His Word, trying to expose It, and call It a fake or fanaticism."Don't go to it. Don't attend them meetings." What do they do in doing that? They take their denominational creed nails. That's right. These pleasure-hunting teachers, worldly, ungodly, denominational mad, take the denominational nails and crucify the Son of God with it afresh from their pulpits. Why do they do this? They love the praises of men, the degrees that the church can give them, more than the love of the Word of God. I condemn them. They can't conform to the world, because they're--can't conform to the Word, because they're already conformed to the world. They've already... The hypocritical day that we live in...
99Queen of Sheba 58-0107 P:20 What about America then? What about the day that we are living in? What about the unpardonable sin that's been committed thousands of times then, times thousands of times? When the church and the great teachers and so forth say, "Don't attend that meeting. Why, it's the devil," they separate themselves eternally from the Presence of God. No matter how great they are, how much they've preached and what all they've done, God's Word cannot fail. No matter who you are. There's no respect of persons. Teacher, scholar...Jesus said those Pharisees who were so religious, that they had to come through a certain lineage and a certain birth, had to be trained, and holy, and just, and honest, and upright, He said, "Ye are of your father, the Devil." That's right. The Devil is religious and can put on very much pious and holiness actions. But God looks on the heart. Jesus said in a certain place, "How can you speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart speaketh the mouth." Then if your heart thinks one thing and your mouth speaks another, He said, "You are hypocrites."
100Recognizing your day 64-0726M P:61 So did Nathanael, a great Hebrew. When he saw that sign of the Messiah that was promised there, no matter how many priests, how many anything else... What did it do? It disturbed the priests to see them people leaving the churches and going. He said, "If any of you attend his meeting, you'll be excommunicated. We'll put you right out of the denomination."So is it today. "We'll put you out of our organization if you attend his meeting."Remember the blind man? The father and mother couldn't even answer. They was afraid because they said anybody that went to see Jesus or--or attended His meetings, they would be excommunicated. But that blind man could speak for himself. He that was once blind could then see. I who was once blind can now see. I who didn't know these things, it's been made known to me by the Holy Spirit. Turn loose denominations, because they're coming anyhow.
101Influence 63-1130B P:67 The blind man that was healed, he couldn't explain. He couldn't tell just how it was that He did it. And he didn't know whether he was a sinner or not; he said, "It's a strange thing to me, that you men here, you priests asking me what, this question."They said, "Who healed you?" They asked his father and mother, but they said...They'd already, priests had told them, "If anybody attended Jesus' meetings... "He's an insane man. If you attend his meetings, you're excommunicated from this church. We'll put you..." That's what the Bible said. "We'll put you right out of church, if you attend that meeting."But the blind man... See, the meeting come to him, and Jesus healed him.
102Testimony on the sea 62-0720 P:53 Then, it must have been Matthew, said, "Let me testify. Do you remember that day we were going down into Jericho, and we were going down there to visit some friends? And you remember our friend down there, Rebekah? And she is--was the--the wife of Zacchaeus. And she'd told us her husband was a businessman, and how that he had--was a doubter, because he was a member of the synagogue, and the synagogue said that anybody that believed this man to be a prophet was excommunicated from the church. And he belonged to all the societies of the day, and so they... He knowed if he ever confessed it, he'd be put out.""But Rebekah, his wife, the disciple of our Lord, she was a believer. And she used to tell him all the time, 'Zacchaeus, this man, according to the Scripture...'""'Oh, you have no right to interpret the Scriptures. The Rabbi is the one who tells it.'" But the Rabbi was wrong. "The Rabbi's the one who's to tell it."Notice. "But Rebekah said, 'I stood, and I saw Him work, and I know that He is that Messiah. He's a prophet.'"
103Shalom 64-0119 P:11 And they, seems like that the--it's coming more and more into the churches. And then when you raise up and say something against it, then they condemn you for doing it. See, you--you--you can see it coming, and--and then when you speak against it, somebody misunderstands it. Sometimes women misunderstand it; men misunderstand it, take the wrong attitude. Men sometime, good men, have to cope with such things in order to hold their rights in the religious ranks that they belong to, because if they don't, they're excommunicated, and then they're--they're on their own. And then being once excommunicated from a certain people, then it's hard to get in with someone else, because they once knew that you belonged to this other group, then, "What happened over here?" Then you've got to stand to your convictions, or go on your own, or deny your convictions. So it makes it real hard for the people.
104Uniting time and sign 63-0818 P:35 Now, we find out that they rejected the Messiah and then united themselves together and drawed themselves a league, and made a--a motion among them that if any persons received Jesus as a prophet, that they would be excommunicated from the church. You remember the blind boy that was set with blinded eyes? And the disciples said, "Who sinned? Him, or his father, his mother?"And Jesus said, "In this case, neither; but that the works of God might be done, made known."And you remember, they said that the father and mother could not say. They said, "They know this is our son, but we don't know how he was healed." Because the Jews had said that any person that confessed Him to being the Prophet, that they would be excommunicated.
105Third Exodus 63-0630M P:77 And then all the time that this intellectual Raamses was growing and coming to the throne... And remember, he raised up as a brother to Moses (See?), a brother to Moses. One of them had to take the intellectual seat, just like Joseph to his brethren. And what did they do with the little Joseph? Excommunicated him from the Word. The Word's God. And they excommunicated the Word and accepted a creed; and now, the creed has growed to power. Oh God, let people see that. How can I use any more voice? How can I make it any plainer by the Scriptures under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, that we're here? "Oh," you say, "well now, if that come from Pope John, or Pope So-and-So or Bishop So-and-So..."Do you see that God took a little insignificant desert dweller? Say, "How can all of it be wrong?" God deals with an individual, not with groups, with individuals. God getting His... He's getting his... Only thing He had to have is one man that He could hold--operate with. That's all He wants, is one man.
106Present stage of my ministry 62-0908 P:61 Daniel took a true stand. You know where I get that in Daniel 12, or--or Daniel 9, I believe it is. When you... Daniel took a true stand for the Word. What happened to him? When he was the right-hand man to the king, but he took a true stand for the Word, and was excommunicated and throwed into a lions' den: a man of God standing true to the Word. The Hebrew children stayed true to the Word, under the king's proclamation that "whosoever shall not bow to that image when the psaltery sound and the trumpets be blowed out, and so forth, ever who will not bow to our image will be throwed into the fiery furnace." And they turned their back to the image and... They, regardless of how unpopular they become, regardless of how excommunicated they'd be from the society, they stayed true to the Word. I like that.
107Unchangeable God 62-0120 P:52 Now. But when Jesus came, we found out He was born in a manger. So right quick the Jews disagreed. He didn't come the way they thought He was to come, so they just excommunicated Him from their fellowship. And He was no more in it. But watch what He done. He, when He... That didn't stop Him. When Pentecost was first born, the church was excommunicated too. That didn't stop the message. It goes on just the same. Jesus can't be stopped. Who can stop God? You can't do it. No, you could no more do it... You could easier stop the sun. But you can't stop God. His program's going to move on. So it come...
108Only believe 61-0427 P:26 So maybe, he was there that morning to see that. However, he believed through the Scriptures that that was the Messiah. And, but yet he couldn't make a confession because the--the ministerial association of Gadara had said this: "If there's anybody ever attends one of them revivals that that prophet of Galilee over there, holds, we will excommunicate him that hour from the church. So well, he had a pastor though. And he had a big congregation, and a nice bunch of people, and he knowed he loved the Lord. But right down in his heart, he knowed there was something else ought to be added. Oh, Zacchaeus, I hope you're setting here tonight and don't get up and go till this is over. See? Just set still for a minute.And there he was, you know, out there, and believing that, and come by the little candlelight, and study through the night, when he'd go to one of those meetings, and listen, maybe disguised himself, and put a veil over his face, or something, so he wouldn't be knowed as a doctor, or Dr. Jairus, you know, or... He just wouldn't want to be known amongst the crowd. But yet, he was setting there. And he watched this, and he studied it; but yet, he couldn't open it, publicly confess Him, because he'd have to give up his ministerial association and his fellowship with his brethren. And that's the reason, all of them together run Jesus out of Gadara, and put Him back over in His own country. In His own country it been the same thing. And anybody joined themselves with this so-called prophet of Galilee, why was, had to be excommunicated.
109Queen of the south 58-0613 P:33 What good does it do to feed your canary birds vitamins, and then keep him in a cage? Make good bones and good feathers and won't let him fly? Well, that's the same way, of sending your preachers away to seminaries, and making them polished scholars, and telling you, "The days of miracles is past." What good does it do to serve a historical God? Will ruin anything if He won't act the same today that He was then. He's no good; it's just history. (The Mohammedans is just as well off as we are, any of the rest of them.)But I thank God, that we've got a God that lives, and He's just the same, and He has the same power. He lives just the same as He ever lived. He does the same things that He ever did do, for He God. He's not a historical God, but He's a God in a time of trouble, a very present help, all times, omnipresent, ever ready...Now so, I guess her and the bishop had it out. And I can hear the bishop say, "Now, looky here, you may be queen, but if you go, we'll excommunicate you, just as soon as you go." But you know, if God's dealing with a heart, you just might as well excommunicate to start with, 'cause they'll go anyhow. "For as the hart thirsts for the water brook, so my soul thirsts after Thee, O God."
110Washing Jesus feet 57-0310A P:40 Well, he... She pours the money out on the counter. He counts it. Yep. Just exactly right. Thirty pieces of Roman denarii. So he gets up and he said, "Where are you going to take this."She said, "Sir, it doesn't matter, does it? As long as you've got your money, what difference does it make? What difference does it make how--what I want to do as long as I ain't bothering you?"She gets her money--her little frankincense box. She sticks it under here, the alabaster box, and she puts it under her coat and--her little shawl, and she walks up the street.As she goes up, the devil kept talking to her. "Now, you're going to get really embarrassed. Sure enough. They'll... That Pharisee will put you in jail for doing that."Why, if... "They'll throw you out of the house if you shout. You'll be excommunicated." What do you care about excommunication? Get to Jesus is the main thing.
111Raising Jairus daughter 56-0731 P:37 Oh, brother, what we need is Bible salvation, and back to the old hewing lines, back to the Bible. And here was old Jairus over them; it was around his heart. They had him in a general meeting, and they had taken a vote whether they should let Jesus of Nazareth ever come over in their country. No! Had nothing to do with Him. "And any man that professes faith in Him, he will be excommunicated right away. Now, Jairus, do you understand?" And in the meeting, little Jairus couldn't even say, "Amen." I guess that's right (See?), but in his heart he wanted to believe it all the time."So," he said, "Now, Jairus, you remember this. If anybody comes of your congregation and professes that any miracle has been done by Jesus of Nazareth, excommunicate him right away. Now, you know that was a Jewish order. Yes sir. Take him out of the synagogue. You know the High Priest, the bishop and the district superintendent and all of them come from place to place, making a proclamation; and if anybody receives Jesus of Nazareth would be excommunicated right quick."So, you know, when you're really a secret believer, way down in your heart you want to say, "I want that old time religion, but you know, you just... So many around that don't believe in it. God will make a way for you to get it. Yes, He will. He will make a way.
112Healing of Jairus daughter 55-0227E P:40 That's the way to do it. Gets his hat and puts it on... The first thing you know, here comes the ministerial group coming out. "Jairus, why, the very audacity. Do you mean to tell me that you're going... Where you going?""The doctor just give my child up. My only hope, I've got to go down to that Prophet that's coming across down there, the Son of God.""Why, we'll excommunicate you."I can see him turn around and say, "Excommunicate what you want to; my faith is built in nothing less...?... Jesus Blood and righteous. Do all your excommunicating you want to. I'll excommunicate myself." Faith done took a hold then, but they can't stop it now, it's moving on."Why, Jairus, a learned man like you are, a scholar, don't you know the days of miracles is past?""No, sir, I don't. No, sir. Here I go.""Well now, Jairus, your only going to bring reproach; that's all. A man with your... A dignitary like you are, with all the class that you a deal with. All your friends will turn you down, if you ever join yourself with that bunch of fanatics."
113Seven church ages 54-0512 P:44 He was exiled out there for preaching the Word to a religious people. That's what the Word says. Isn't it? He was out there for preaching: exiled, excommunicated from the church, from society, from all the world. Amen. But he wasn't excommunicated from the One Who loved him and washed him in His Own Blood. He was with His Presence in the isle called Patmos, "for the Word of God's sake."I wonder how many preachers today would go? Gets down till he goes... do a little something... A little something get upset, we get so disturbed about it. And here this man had been boiled in grease for twenty-four hours, and throwed out on the isle of Patmos, and the Lord was still with him.I just like that old song they used to sing, "If Jesus goes with me, I'll go anywhere." We sing it, but I wonder if we really mean it. To my honest opinion, it won't be too long till you're going to be given a chance to prove it, so you better be really sure. Check up, take inventory, see if everything's just right.
114What is the attraction? 65-0725E P:14 The people of that day, the... what they called that day, "a better religious class of people," hated Him. The churches of that day hated Him and denounced Him, and denounced all that listened to Him. And if they went and attended His campaigns, they were immediately excommunicated from the fellowship of the church. No wonder the Scripture said, "He came unto His Own, and His Own received Him not." The ones who ought to have loved Him, the ones who ought to have been for Him, was His bitter--bitterest enemy.