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1Galatians 1: 3-9 6I marvel that ye are so soon removed (it means to change sides or to desert. And who are they deserting? ) from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel (a heteros Gospel).
2Not an altogether different Gospel, but one of a different nature. The word heteros means of a different nature. So Paul is saying these people who have deserted the One that bought them have become attracted to a Gospel of a different nature than the one he taught them. Notice then he says,): 7Which is not another;(now this word another is not herteros, but allos and it means different altogether. So I want you to notice he is saying here, I notice that you who have changed sides and have deserted the One who bought you, are attracted to a Gospel of a different nature. Not one that is altogether different, but one that has a different nature to it. And remember, every seed must bring forth after it’s kind or nature. So then the Gospel they have is not from the original Seed, but it is mixed or hybrid. And thus it has a different nature than the one he is teaching. And notice what he says next…) but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
3Now, this word pervert was translated from the Greek word, “metastrepho” which means to transmute, or to change from one nature to another. That is why the word “pervert” was chosen as the English equivalent in the translation. Because the word pervert means not only to change from one nature to another, but from good to bad or worse. In other words, the change is not for the better but for the worse. The word pervert means: To interpret incorrectly; misconstrue or distort: and brother Branham said there are three things we must never do with the Word.
4From his sermon, Christ Revealed in His Own Word 65-0822M P:53 Brother Branham said, Now, in order to study the Scripture... Paul told Timothy, "Study It, rightly dividing the Word of God which is Truth." Then there's three musts in the Scripture. In using God's Word there is three things that you must not do. Now, let's study those for the next ten minutes: Three things that you must not do... And all out in the land wherever you are across the nation, be sure to put these down in your mind if you haven't got a pencil. You must not do these things. We tell you all the time how you must do; now, I'm going to tell you what you must not do. Now, you must not misinterpret the Word. You say, "Well, I believe It means this." It means just what it says. It needs no interpreter. And you must not misplace the Word. And you must not dislocate the Word. And if we would do either of these, it throws the whole Bible in a confusion and in a chaos.
6Therefore number one, the word Misinterpret means to interpret wrong. 1. To interpret inaccurately. 2. To explain inaccurately. So we see in the next paragraph brother Branham uses this word misinterpret several times, so let’s plug in the meaning of this word when we read what he says, … 54 Notice. To misinterpret (interpret incorrectly) Jesus in the form of God in a man you would make Him, you would make Him one god out of three. To misinterpret (interpret incorrectly) Jesus Christ being the Word, you'd make Him one god out of three, or you'd make Him the second person in a godhead. And to do that, you'd mess the whole Scripture up. You'd never get nowhere. So It must not be misinterpreted (interpreted incorrectly). And if you say that a certain thing, you put an interpretation on It, and you apply It to another time or It's been applied to another time, you also make an incorrect interpreting. Now, notice here that is what brother Branham is calling misinterpret is incorrect interpreting. That’s his own words. So let’s read on
7 55 If anybody misinterpret (interpret incorrectly) Jesus Christ in the Bible of not being God Himself, make Him the second person, or, one god out of three, this would upset every Word in the entire Bible. It would break the first commandment, "Thou shalt not have any other god before Me." All right. It would make the whole Christian race a bunch of pagan worshippers worshipping three different gods. See what kind of a Bible you'd have? Then it'd make us what the Jews say we are: said, "Which one of them gods is your god?" See? So you see, you mustn't misinterpret (interpret incorrectly) the Bible, for Jesus Himself is the Interpretation of the Bible when He's made manifest in the age that the part of His Body is being made manifest.
8Now, the second of the three he said we must not do is we must not misplace the word, and the word misplace means To put into a wrong place: Notice that then he continues by saying, If it's a hand age, it must be a hand; it can't be a head age. If it's a voice age, well then, it can't be a foot age. See? And now, we're at the eye age. And now, the next is Him Himself to come. Seeing, prophetic… So you must not misplace the Word or place it in an age that it is not meant to be placed.
9And finally he said, you must not dislocate the word, and the word dislocate means, 1. To put out of usual or proper place, position, or relationship. 2. To displace (a body part), especially to displace a bone from its normal position. 3. To throw into confusion or disorder; disrupt:
10So you see to dislocate the Word you would not be rightly dividing it. But rather by placing it in another context than it is meant to be placed you would be distorting it, and bringing confusion and disorder into the position or relationship, like the serpent did to Eve when he inserted the word “not” and caused the Word to become perverted as the apostle Paul is telling us here in Galatians chapter 1.
11And notice that Paul is telling us in Galatians chapter 1 that the Gospel the people were receiving was not the original Gospel in its pure form that Paul had taught them, but one that was transmuted or perverted from one nature to another nature, form a higher condition to a worse condition.
12The Paul says those memorable words, 8Though 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.
13So we see then to receive a Gospel that is not from the original seed and bearing the original nature is a perverted Gospel and it can only bring forth a curse and corruption. That is our sacred trust to handle the Word of God without deceit.
14That is why this same Apostle said in 2 Corinthians 4:1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; 2 But we have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.
152 Corinthians 4:1 NIV Therefore, since through God's mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart. 2 Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. 3 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. 4 The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 5 For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake. 6 For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. 7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 10 We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.
16O, I like that. We present ourselves as your servants, not your overlords. Why? That the life of Jesus Christ might be revealed in our body. Yes, god wants your body and my body just as much as he wanted the body of His own Son to manifest Himself through. You can’t get any plainer than that.
17Now, in getting back to Galatians 1:10For do I now persuade men, or God? (now, if you think you are going to persuade God of anything, you are nuttier than I give you credit for.) or do I seek to please men?(well, now we hit the nerve. Now we see the problem right there, and it is no wonder the gospel they preach is of a different nature than the original. Because they are trying to please man rather than God. And then Paul makes it so plain, you could not get it any straighter. He says, ) for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. So what is your motive? To please man or to please God. If your motive is to please man, then you are not a servant of Christ. That is about as plain as it gets, and that needs no private interpretation. 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.
18So Paul is letting you know that he’s not interested in what man thinks. he’s only interested in What God told him to say. And now with this introduction to our subject this morning I would like to continue reading from brother Branham’s sermon,…
19The Spoken Word is the Original Seedand let’s pick up at paragraph 26 Now, we know that we're coming to a judgment, that the Voice of God is going to catch up with us somewhere, because it was given to every mortal to hear. Ministers are responsible of taking it, and if this Voice of God has to catch up with every person, then we've... You've got to hear it either here or at the judgment bar. So if the church has the Voice of God, then you must hear the voice of the church as our Roman Catholic people tell us. And when they, in themselves, are so confused indifference in their doctrine (the Roman, the Greek and their different types), then there cannot be any place to have faith because which one is the church?
20Now, you just heard what he said. He said if the voice is in the church like the catholic church believes, then how is it they are so confused in their doctrine? And I would like to make a statement here that will go into at least 183 countries, and to all those who come to our website in those 183 countries who will hear this. “How is it then my brethren out there, you who claim to believe Brother Branham as your prophet. How is it then that in light of what this Vindicated prophet is saying, how is it that you can teach your church that the voice of God is in the Bride as though you are the Supreme Judge?”
21Listen people, there are those who follow this Message who teach that the Voice of God is in the bride and she will speak and the resurrection will take place. That is error. So let me read again what we just read from brother Branham for all those in error who claim to believe Him as the prophet of God to this last generation.
22So if the church has the Voice of God, then you must hear the voice of the church as our Roman Catholic people tell us. And when they, in themselves, are so confused indifference in their doctrine (the Roman, the Greek and their different types), then there cannot be any place to have faith because which one is the church?
2327 Is the Roman church right, or is the Greek church right, or is some of the other churches right? Is the Lutherans right? Baptists right? Methodists right? Presbyterians right? or who is right when there is so much difference in them? One is as far as the east from the west from one another, but to my opinion the Voice of God is the Judge. So the Voice of God, and if it's so perfect, it's got to come from some perfect resource, and if men bring it one way and another way with their difference of denominations, then there's no way to set a faith surely in what they're saying.
24And that is why there is so much confusion, because we have so many voices in the land, and they have not all learned to say only what the prophet has said before them. Now, I believe if the Voice of God was alive in the church the people would be reflectors of God instead of reflectors of Church politics. But brother Branham said that the voice of politics is great in the church today than the voice of God.
25From his sermon, Voice of God 63-0120M P:20 brother Branham said, Now, there is a voice today in the world of politics. That's a great voice. And people, absolutely, in this great day of politics, they'll... It's all mixed up in their churches and everything. And many times, that we have just seen recently, that the voice of politics is actually stronger than the Voice of God in the churches, or the American people would've never did what they just done. See? They'd have never done it. If the Voice of God would been kept alive in the church, they'd have never made that mistakes. But the voice of politics is so much stronger in the earth today than the Voice of God, until people sold their Christian birthright for a mess of popularity, education, and political power. It's such a shame to see it. The very thing that our nation was made, what it's made on, the people turned right back around and voted in the thing that we left the other country. And the Plymouth Rock, and Mayflower, and them, come over here and established this great economy that we have... Is the very thing that we fought so hard to come out of, we've put ourselves right back in its clutches, because that the Bible speaks it would be that way.
26Now, in getting back to the Spoken Word is the Original Seed and picking up at paragraph 28 we read, “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.
27And don’t we see that even in this Message among Message believers in churches everywhere? They may not say it, but their attitude is, “we are the bride of Jesus Christ and anyone who doesn’t come our way ain’t going to make it.” And when you think that way, you are lost yourself, and need to understand the Mercy and Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Listen brothers and sisters, God deals with every individual on separate terms and he is not a respecter of persons. That is why you could hear a prophet say to one person, they will be all right, and then about another who seemed to b every spiritual, that they would have been better off had they never left the Methodist church. And you say, I just don’t understand. Well, some things you never will understand, until you learn to just let go and let God and get your eyes off or everyone else but yourself. Make sure you are ok, and don’t worry about whether or not your brother is ok. That’s his business and God’s, so just back off and if any offend thee do what the Scripture tells you to do. Go to them in meekness.
28Now, in continuing with our thoughts from the Spoken Word, brother Branham continues,… 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?
29And you say, surely that would never happen in this Message among those who follow Brother Branham. But it’s happening every day, some very blatant like one guy who says that Brother Branham appeared in a dream, and later he says it was a vision, and gave him permission to change some things in the Message like not having to take communion anymore and things like that. And then others more discreetly change the Message by de-emphasizing certain things the prophet taught, like marriage and divorce, and things where brother Branham said about pastors, … such as
30 Rising of the sun 65-0418M P:61 Well, you say, "Well, now, let me tell you something; my pastor..." I don't care what your pastor says; it's what the Word says. If you want to be a chicken, go on with him. But if the pastor speaks different from this Word, then he's not a feeder of the eagles (Uh-huh.); he's a feeder of the hens (See?), not of the eagles. See? Eagle eats on eagle's food. See? they're clean. The Bible said it's wrong to do that, and the men and so forth, and what all you do that's wrong...
31Now, back to The Spoken Word and paragraph 29, and it here that I want to emphasize this morning, so listen carefully to what brother Branham says next… if we are to be judged (and always have)... That if we're to be judged by anything, it'll be by the Word of God that's given the commission; then if we're to be judged by that Word, then God would be a unjust God to put such a confusion on earth, and the poor human mind so baffled, it doesn't know what to do; and one will join this one and then join that one. The poor fellow trying to think he's trying to find a right place, he will listen to this denomination, then he will listen to another denomination, and this one seems to be better than that one; he will go and first thing, he's back to the first one again. He just doesn't know what to do. But if God is going to judge the world by something, it'll be by His Word. I believe that.
32Notice here the compassion brother Branham is feeling for the poor people are so tossed about by every wind of doctrine. And why are they that way? Because they are taught wrong from the pulpits. That is exactly what the Apostle Paul said in Ephesians 4.
33Paul said in Ephesians 4: 11And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12For the perfecting (maturing or complete furnishing) of the saints, (so the ministry is given for the saints not for themselves, and ) for the work (or labor) of the ministry, (so God has no room for lazy preachers) for the edifying of the body of Christ(edification means to spiritually improve or build up) 13Till we all come in the unity of the faith,(notice not just a unity of faith, but The Unity of The Faith.) and (and the word and is a conjunction so what he has to add here is most vital.) and of the knowledge of the Son of God,(therefore for those who say, why do you teach so much about the Son of God, as though this is a bad thing. Let me say this, there can be no unity of the Faith unless the people have an understanding of the Knowledge of the Son of God. Because this is to bring the people to the place, as Paul says,) unto a perfect man,(unto a complete man, a man that is fully mature and ready for adoption) unto the measure (or portion) of the stature (the level of maturity) of the fulness (completion) of Christ:
3414That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; 15But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
35So you see, the object of these five offices that God has placed in the church is to bring the people to maturity. Not to keep the people under their thumb, but to set them free from the bondage of childhood, and to free them as adults who are very capable of walking on their own two feet.
36You know as I travel around the world, it never ceases to amaze me how dependant the people still are to their pastors in so many different aspects of their Christian walk. People shouldn’t have to be dependent on their pastors to tell them what to do and when to do it. They should be taught to think on their feet and they should be trained in the Scriptures so that when someone comes with an opposing view they can stand on their own two feet spiritually, and not be babes needing someone to feed them milk of the word.
37Now that reminds me of a story I read in a book years ago. The story was in a book entitled, "THE DEVIL IN THE CHURCH AND HIS SNARES LAID TO DESTROY OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS copyright 1902. The article was called "Enough Scripture to Poison a Parish". And the story goes like this.
38A little girl, being asked by a priest to attend his religious instruction, refused, saying it was against her father's wishes. The priest said she should obey him, not her father. "Oh, sir, we are taught in the Bible, 'honor Thy Father and thy Mother.'" "You have no business to read the Bible," said the priest. "But sir, our Savior said, 'Search the Scriptures' " (John 5:39) "That was only to the Jews, and not to children, and you don't understand it," said the priest in reply.
39"But, sir, Paul said to Timothy, 'From a child thou hast known the Holy Scriptures,' " (2 Tim 3:15) "Oh'" Said the priest, "Timothy was being trained to be a bishop and taught by the authorities of the church." "oh, no, sir," said the child, "he was taught by his mother and grandmother." On this the priest turned her away, saying “that little girl knows enough of the Bible to poison a parish."
40And so we see where that spirit comes from that would try to control the people through fear rather than through teaching them the truth of the Scriptures, and letting them make up their own minds concerning the Scriptures.
41The Apostle Paul said in 2 Corinthians 4:2 1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; 2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. 3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: 4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. 5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake. 6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. I like the way the Weymouth translation puts this: 1 Therefore, being engaged in this service, and being mindful of the mercy which has been shown us, we are not cowards. 2 Nay, we have renounced the secrecy which marks a feeling of shame. We practice no cunning tricks, nor do we adulterate God's Message. But by a full clear statement of truth, we strive to commend ourselves in the presence of God to every human conscience. And again the Wuest translation says, "we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not ordering the manner of our lives in the sphere of craftiness, nor even adulterating the Word of God [by an admixture of error], but by means of an open declaration of the truth commending ourselves to every variety of the conscience on men in the sight of God." The problem we have today, even among us in this Message, is that the people in the churches do not judge others by what kind of Life they are living before God, but rather they are judged by whether or not they are loyal to the "powers that be" in the church. Even brother Branham said this in his sermon, "Thinking Man's Filter" 65-0822E P:32 Brother Branham said, "No, she isn't a thinking woman. If she was thinking she'd know the church isn't going to judge her at the last day. The church is judging her now by her membership, her loyalty to the circles that she belongs to and the societies. They're judging her now by that. But God's going to judge her at the last day. So she isn't thinking."
42So stand firm with the Word of God, and don't worry about what the leadership in any church will say to you. What you should worry about is what God is going to say to you if you do not stand for what He has revealed to you.
43You all remember the story of the blind man that was given his sight by Jesus and when the Pharisees wanted to question his parents we are told that they feared being put out of the church so they said, the lad is of age, ask him…Those poor parents that were afraid to take a stand for what was right. I feel sorry for those poor people who were cowered by those religious leaders who held down the people and kept them back from entering in. And I am sorry to say, but if they did not have enough manhood to stand up against those religious leaders, that is their problem.
44From Proving His Word 64-0816 P:85 brother Branham said, "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word that proceeds out of the mouth of God." What? How does he live? "By, well, if you'll just take some of God's Word, he'll live?" Now, that wasn't what He said. Did you notice "e-v-e-r-y- every Word"? How does he live? "Oh, he eats in there?" No, he's dying fast, that's flesh. "Well, he, oh, he belongs to church; he believes everything but That?" He's still dead. Do you get it? "He can only live by every Word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the high priest? the bishop? the cardinal? the pastor?" God. Every Word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. How do we know it's God's Word? He says so, then He proves It. He proves His Word. Notice. Then if that be so, your confession will not make you live. Your church membership will not make you live. Notice, by His Word only, not just one Word misplaced. No one shall... One word killed the human race. In the Bible in Revelation 22, one word will still kill the whole thing; his name will be taken from the Book of Life. "Whosoever shall add one word, or take one Word." Not one word, not... No, I mean, not two words, just one word, not one sentence; one word, one word. Oh, people, do you understand?
45So when any religious leader tells you that "you've got to believe what they say just because they say so, and after all they are a five fold minister so you've got to believe them." Let me tell you that, that is so childish and shallow that it's thinner than the broth made out of a chicken that starved to death. You don't have to believe just because your pastor tells you to believe something. You believe it because God's Word says so. And any ministry that uses fear to control you is not of God. We are promised by God Himself that He has not given us a spirit of fear but a sound mind. That’s 2 Timothy 1: 7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. Therefore if you fear man more than you fear God, then you haven't got what God said he would give to you.
46In 1 John 4:18 we read, There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath a penalty. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. And the penalty of fear is that when you fear, you begin to freeze, and you stop moving forward with God, and what God is bringing you into.
47Fear is a dangerous tool of the devil, because it has a penalty. When a person is afraid they become bound by those fears. We read in 1 John 4. That perfect or mature Love will cast out fear because fear has a penalty, it has to do with your freezing and crystallizing in your thinking. You see, in the Bible we read of where Joseph was engaged to marry Mary, but when he found her to be pregnant, even though she told him how it happened, that God Himself overshadowed her, yet his fear stopped him, and he was privately mindful to put her away. In other words the penalty of fear caused him to stop the plans that he had to marry her. Joseph feared that Mary had not been faithful, and because of that fear he made plans to stop the marriage.
48So God sent His Angel to Joseph, and told him, "fear not" to take Mary as His Wife. What had fear done to Joseph? It caused him to doubt that God wanted him to marry Mary. And it caused him to stop moving forward with the plan of God for his life.
49Luke 21: 25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; 26 Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
50Notice the Scriptures tells us that men will see things that will bring on perplexity which is doubt and anxiety feeling they will have no way of escape, and then what follows? Fear, then fear follows shortly thereafter.
51In 1 Kings 18:21 Elijah said to the people, how halt ye between two opinions? How long will you be lame and stopped in your forward movement? AMPLIFIED VERSION: How long will you be halt and limp between two opinions? NIV: How long will you waver between two opinions? NAS How long will you hesitate between these two opinions? So you see that fear will cause great damage in your walk with God because it causes you to stop your moving forward with him. And you know, according to 1 John 7: "if you walk in the Light and He is in the Light, you not only have fellowship with one another but the blood of Jesus Christ cleanses you from all your sin.
52Therefore, as long as you are walking in the Light your sins are covered and you are having fellowship with the One Who is in the Light. But what if you stop walking with Him. And you will if you let your fears take control of you. Therefore, any ministry that puts the people into a state of fear is not from God.
53Now, in getting back to The Spoken Word and picking up at paragraph 30 And now, my brethren, when I say that, I'm meaning not only this little group here this morning, but I'm meaning where these tapes will be sent around the world, I wish you would bear with me awhile and think of that, that there's got to be some place come for a judgment. Then some of them says, "The King James Version" or the certain other version, and now they're making a Standard Version or something.
5431 I believe if God be the sovereign God, as He is, the eternal One, He has to see to it; it's up to Him. If I want to go to heaven to His place, it's up to Him to furnish me a place where I'll know what to do, somewhere that you can lay your hand and say, "This is it." Do you agree with that? There's got... It's up to Him. He'd be unjust.
5532 If I said, "Lord, I was a Lutheran," and the other one said, "Well, I was a Catholic," well, there's your two protesting one another. Now, what's the poor man going to do? Or what if the Catholic church is right? Then all Lutherans are lost. Why if the Lutherans are right, all Catholics are lost. See, you've got to have somewhere that faith can take its resting place. And to m, I don't know how you feel about it, but to me the Bible is the infallible Word of God. And I believe that God has watched over His Word that there's not one punctuation out of place.
56Now, what is he saying here? He’s saying your faith is not to be in a church, you faith has to be in God’s Word. The Church will take you through the judgment, but God’s Word will take you over the judgment. I believe the ministry ought to be so building up the body of Christ in this hour, that each individual will be able to stand on their own when the going gets tough. One day they will shut down the churches and then what are you going to do if you are so dependent on the church body to help you through your day to day activities. You had better be mature enough to stand, and Paul said, when you have done all you can do to stand, then stand therefore.” And that’s it. And how many people will miss the rapture because they believed in a church or a group think instead of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
57Oh, how many people will miss the Voice of the Resurrection and the resurrection ministry at that time, because they have turned down the Shout, and they have not come to a maturity in their Faith to stand alone when the chips are down.
58When I had that dream where I was in Brother Branham’s house and we were talking a few years ago, I can remember like it was just yesterday, when I asked brother Branham what would it be like at the time of the resurrection, and he said, “it would be like suicide.” Now, I knew he was not saying it would be suicide, but the atmosphere would be like suicide, when you are so committed to go forward that there is no turning back. There will be no one that could talk you out of it. Your mind is so made up that you are going to go whether your loved ones go with you or not. You are so ready to go forward whether your church friends are ready to go or not.
59And let me say this to all of you and to my own family as well. One day that Voice of the Resurrection is going to call forth the Resurrection, and only those whose names are on the book will be invited to that Resurrection Meeting. And it will be too late then, you get ready now. God doesn’t have grandchildren, he has children. And if you still fuss and stew and get into carnal arguments, you are not yet ready to be adopted and placed positionally into the body of Christ, because you have not the mind that was in the son of God, and you are too busy with holding onto your own thoughts until you have neglected the thoughts of Your Father.
60And let me say this, it could very well be that this week, Mr. Obama will not make it through the decision process at the democratic convention, and when he is denied the election because there is not clear proof of his citizenship, then guess who is ready in the wings to step forward and save the Democratic party. You guessed it, Hillary. And what will happen in the street of America when the black peoples feel they were cheated out of their man, because 90% are for him even though they don’t know what he stands for, just because of the color of his skin. And when Hillary steps forward, then you wait until November, and watch that 6th vision line up and become manifested. And then immediately brother Branham’s 7th vision saw the bombs destroying this country. So, get ready now, because there is not much time left.
61When suddenly that which was under the table is on top, it will be too late then to repent. You repent now, and get your life ready for the going home. Don’t be making long term plans because there will be no long term. Brother Branham said there is no use to make a history of what is happening now because there will be no one left to read it.
62Let’s bow our heads in prayer. Dear father we see the hand writing on the wall, and we know that all of civilization is about ready to explode. We see Russia going for the oil down there in that country of Georgia where that great oil pipeline is going through, and we see that they fear no country. The great Bear is raising its ugly head and it is about to unleash again to the world all its destructive power, and this time it will be too late for America. May we be ready to go home, for we know that before one bomb strikes this nation we will be in the arms of Jesus Christ. So help us Father to be ready, for the Bride has made herself ready is what you said of her in that hour. May God grant it to us in the name of Jesus Christ is our prayer. Amen!