1Last week we spoke on the End-Time Depression judgment that is to come upon the whole world. Tonight I would like to continue with that message.

2We began by reading the following quotation  From PP. 100 of the Message  JEZEBEL RELIGION  61-0319, brother Branham said,    When God sends forth a message and tells the people, and they don't receive it, then He withdraws His servant and sends His plagues: famine, death, spiritually speaking, physically also. You watch for a depression, brother. You think you've seen something; you just wait after while. You haven't seen nothing. You think you're dying for a good spiritual revival; you wait till after a bit. You just wait, long and cry to hear the Word of God. The Bible said so. "There'll be a famine in the last days," said the prophet, "and not for bread and water alone, but for hearing the true Word of God." But that voice will be quiet in the wilderness somewhere, hid away.   He ordained the ravens, His servants. Bless them birds, His servants, that kept the voice of--of Elijah alive during the time of his--his isolation from the church.

3We then took the Scriptures to Daniel and laid out this scene as it was prophesied to take place at the end time.

4We also showed you this great deception in 2 Thess 2:3-13 and Daniel 11& 12

587-4  HEBREWS CHAPTER 3  57-0901M  America doesn't want the Gospel (You know that.); we just might as well admit that. This Anglo-Saxon people is finished; that's all. There's no more Gospel that America will receive. Oh, you get a few stragglings now and then; but just as the Gospel, it's over. And you can't even preach to them, can't talk to them. They won't believe nothing. See? They just got their own hardheaded ideas, and they're set, and the next thing's for this nation is judgment. She's going to have it too. It may be through depression; it may be through an atomic bomb; it may be through a great plague, a disease or something; but she's ready. It's a-coming; thousands times thousands will fall.

618-7  THIS DAY THIS SCRIPTURE   65-0219  We had a great nation; but she is now rottening and crumbling and shaking and giving away, and trying to tax people to get money to send over yonder to buy friendship with our enemies. They're throwing it back in our face. One world war, two world wars, and still moving on to a third one. Certainly. Politics is rotten, corrupted, rotten to the bottom.

7Now, we know that the USA is under the curse as is the rest of the world. When brother Branham threw that rock up in the air he said the judgments are now in the earth. That is Deuteronomy 28 the blessings and cursings, which we saw a week ago concerning the economy, it has to go that way. But did you ever stop to think one moment how it is that all the world’s nations are now debtor nations? And who are they indebt to?  That’s the question.

8But we know the Jews hold the paper, but the paper is becoming worthless. But who holds the gold? That is the key, right there and we know Rome holds the gold. And when Rome backs up the paper with her Gold then who owns it all? She does.

9The problem is that our entire world economy is based on a paper house that is soon to tumble. Oneness  62-0211  48   031  The whole world's based on that. The whole economy of this nation is based upon false conception.                    

10The Supernatural 56-0129  E-37   037  Brother and sister, our great America and our great economy that we have is rottening under the foundations, and someday, I see it in the making right now, she'll lay in the ruins.

11First Seal {349}  And after the church is taken away, Rome and the Jews will make a covenant with one another. (so if you think it is happening now, forget it. He said after the church is taken out of here.) The Bible said they would, with the holy people. And now notice, they'll make it, because why? This nation is going to be busted, and the rest of the world that's on the gold standard is busted. You know that. If we're living off of taxes, due bills for forty years from now, where are we at? There's only one thing can happen. That's to call in the currency and pay off the bonds; and we can't do it. Wall Street owns them, and Wall Street's controlled by the Jews; the rest of it's in the Vatican, and the Jews has got the rest of it in Wall Street with the commerce of the world.

12 {350} We can't call it in. And if we could do it, do you think these whiskey guys and all these tobacco people with billions times billions of dollars a year and write off all their income tax for old vulgar pictures and things like that, go out in Arizona there and buy millions of acres of land--or thousands--and dig them big wells at fifty thousand dollars and pay it off with income tax? And they'd put you in jail if you don't pay yours. But they write it off and throw up wells and send bulldozers in.    And what do they do? They put housing projects in there, and the next turn around with their money they made (they have got to make an investment) and put houses, projects in there and sell them for millions of dollars. Do you think them guys is going to compromise to change the currency?

13 {352}  Like this fellow down here, Castro did. He done the only smart thing he ever did do then, when he destroyed the bonds: paid them off and destroyed them. Notice, but we can't do that. These guys won't let us. The rich merchants of the earth hold it, and then there's only one thing to do: The Catholic church can pay it off. She's the only one that's got the money; she can do it, and she will do it.  And in doing this to get it, she'll compromise with the Jews and make a covenant, and when she makes this covenant with the Jews... Now, remember, I'm taking this from the Scriptures. And now, when she does this and makes this covenant, we notice in Daniel 8:23 and 25 he will cause craft to prosper (And craft is manufacturing.), in his hand.

14{354} And he makes this covenant with the Jews, and in the midst of this three and a half years, he breaks his covenant as soon as he gets the thing wrapped up and gets the money of the Jews tied up. And when he does that, oh, my, oh, my, he's called the antichrist until the end of the church age, for he and his children are against Christ and the Word. This man's called the antichrist. Now, he's going to hold the money. And that's where I think he'll come in. Just a minute, while I say this, then I want to go back to it in a minute.  He's called the antichrist and will be called the antichrist in the sight of God until the end time. Now, but then he'll be called something else. {359}  Now, when he gets the money all under control, then he'll break this covenant with the Jews, as Daniel here said he would do it, in the midst of the last half of the seventy weeks of Daniel.

15And then, brother, what will he do? He will have all of the world trade and the commerce, a pact with the world, 'cause he'll hold the wealth of the world completely.  And during that time, them two prophets will rise on the scene and call that hundred and forty-four thousand. Then what'll take place?  Then the mark of the beast of Revelations 13 will set in, 'cause he holds all the commerce, trade and everything of the world. And what will take place then? The mark of the beast will come in that no man can buy or sell except him that has the mark of the beast. Thank God, the Church will be enjoying a great three and a half years in glory. Don't have to go through that. 

16E-26   026   You see, if Satan has a kingdom, he's got to have a false economy. He's got to have something that he can present to them to make them think they are living. But it's absolutely on the vice versa side. It's death in the form of life.

1757-1  STATURE OF A PERFECT MAN  62-1014M    this present government now is spending money for what? For tax money that they'll be collecting forty years from now. She's done. That's "Life Line" right out of Washington D.C., across the nation. Taxes, they're spending and trying to buy foreign... Why, they're just giving it out any way. Don't you see, that's exactly what they're going to do? See, what is it? Now, if this nation goes busted, the only thing it can do is go busted. The only thing that it can do is go bankrupt. That's the only sensible thing to do: change the currency. But they won't do it. Under this present ministration, Roman Catholic church owns the gold of the world, and what they'll do is sell out. These rich men and so forth of the earth, as the Bible said, what will they do before they lose the Brown and Williamson tobacco company (Most all of them's Catholic anyhow.), and all these other things, what will they do? They'll accept that and they'll take the money from Rome, and then she's sold her very birthright. Rome backs her up. Yes, sir.  She'll back it up. And they're getting enough policy now, getting enough around them, bring it in his cabinet. Look what Mr. Kennedy's asking for. And when you seen this the other day... There's no need of voting any more. What's the use of voting? When they put it in the paper and proved it before the public, and they refused to do anything about it; when they proved that the machines across the nation was set up, that they elected Mr. Kennedy by a false vote. Don't the Bible say that he would come in by deceit? A falsehood.  Now, I'm not against the Democrat party no more than a Republican party, but I'm just stating facts from the Bible. What's the use of voting? They know who's going in there.

18313-2 Philadelphian Church Age CA Book  Only the very elect will not be fooled. The temptation will come as follows. The ecumenical move that has started on what seems such a beautiful and blessed principle (fulfilling Christ's prayer that we all might be one) becomes so strong politically that she bears pressure upon the government to cause all to join with her either directly or through adherence to principles enacted into law so that no people will be recognized as actual churches unless under direct or indirect domination of this council. Little groups will lose charters, privileges, etc., until they lose all property and spiritual rights with the people.

19For example, right now unless the local ministerial association approves in many, if not most cities, one cannot rent a building for religious services. To become chaplains in the armed services, hospitals, etc., it is now almost mandatory to be recognized as acceptable to the trinitarian ecumenical groups. As this pressure increases, and it will, it will be harder to resist, for to resist is to lose privilege. And so many will be tempted to go along, for they will feel it is better to serve God publicly in the framework of this organization than not to serve God at all publicly. But they err. To believe the devil's lie is to serve Satan, even though you may want to call him Jehovah. But the elect will not be deceived.  Furthermore, the elect will not only be kept, but as this move becomes the "Inage erected to the beast," the saints will be gone in the rapture. And this little delightful, winsome movement that started out in fellowship at Ephesus will become the monster of Satan that defiles and deceives the whole world. For the church system of the Roman Catholic and the Protestant in coming together will control the whole wealth of the world system and force the whole earth into its religious trap, or will kill them, by refusing them the privilege of buying and selling whereby they would make a living.   This will be accomplished simply, for the harlot's daughters are all but gone back to her. In the meantime, Rome has acquired nearly all the supplies of gold. The Jews have the bonds and all the paper.  At the right time, the harlot will destroy the present day money system by calling in all the paper, and demanding gold. With no gold, the system falls. The Jews will be trapped and come into the alliance, and the harlot church will take over the whole world.

20Falling Apart of the World 62-1216  108   084   Now, anything that pulls you away from That is wrong; that's a false messiah, a false anointing. Oh, he said, "The brother had such anointing." What kind of anointing? That's it. Hitler had an anointing too. Khrushchev's got one also. Pope Pius has one also. What kind of anointing you got? If it's not anointed with this Word and vindicate every Word to be Truth, leave it alone: wrong. If it don't produce itself, then it isn't germitized. It'll show its color. Oh, say, "But That was for another age. We..." Leave that thing alone. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Yes, sir. So when this world falls apart, we are born into a Kingdom that cannot fall apart. You believe the world is falling apart?

21Its systems are falling apart. Do you believe that? Do you believe the economical system's falling apart? The political system's falling apart. The national, U.N. system is falling apart. The church is falling apart. The denominations are falling apart. Everything is falling apart. But we got a Kingdom that cannot be moved; It's a eternal Kingdom of God; it cannot be moved. We are told that the new system of this denomination, of bringing this here World Council of Churches, will bring peace to the earth. What a disregard, what a nasty slam in the face of Christ. What a irreverent, sacrilegious thing that is. It's of the Devil. A man can organize something better than God can send them? The tower of Babel. It's another Babylon that must fall: Peace on earth, a false messiah, an antichrist in its teaching. How you going to throw these denominations together when they won't even... They can't even agree with one another now when they broke up in little systems like that, how about all joining together and getting over there? Yes. See, it's a false setup. It's all done to throw Protestantism into Romanism, a false, antichrist teaching.  God's Kingdom is not of this world. Jesus said so. "My Kingdom is not of this world."

22Christ is the Mystery  63-0728   60-3   192. You can have all the ecumenical moves you want to and all the affiliations. And they're going to bring a persecution on pretty soon and shut up all the churches. You see that. And churches like this who's not in denominations, they'll use them for storehouses then. And if any man goes and offer a prayer for anybody else that don't belong to the economical movement will be shot on the spot. It's already. That Lutheran minister, the head of it, said so. It's right here. You can read it right here in your magazines.

23Divine Healing 54-1219M   210   073  Acts 3:19-21 And he shall send Jesus... which was before preached unto you:  Whom the heavens must receive, until the time of restoration of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world begin. 21st verse of the 3rd chapter, "All the restorations of all things," when there'll be a new heavens, a new earth, a new government, a new economy (oh, my), a new king, a new life, a new beginning with no ending (oh, my), a new age, a new time, a new people.

24Christ is the Mystery 63-0728  79-2   259   Now, listen close. Fallen angels, what kind of angels? Luther, Wesley, Catholic, Pentecostal who kept not their first estate like the angels did and has fell into organizations like Lucifer's main hold at Nicaea... And what have they done? Organized a great ecumenical association of ministers to make an image unto the beast, as the Bible said, and building a Christian economy that'll close the doors of this church and others like it. See Lucifer at his work? I'm trying to bring you the threefold revelation or mystery of God. What did they do? sold out to reasonings of wisdom and education like Eve did, fallen angels did.

25Q & A 54-0103E 145-199   100   I think of St. Paul out there on the isle after the shipwrecked..... that serpent injected poison of that--in his hand that would've killed him within a minute. The natives said, "Watch that fellow fall dead, for he'll die just in a minute. He's in chains for preaching the Gospel." Religious people put him in chains. The very finest of churches that day was what put him in chains. If it just wasn't the Constitution of the United States, they'd do the same thing today. That's right. Just wait till she's--till she's broke a little more.

26Invasion of the USA 54-0509   203   101   But let me tell you, when Mr. Roosevelt (The man's dead. Let him rest; I trust he is.) come in, and run in three or four terms, and taken over, just a preliminary dictatorship... I can prove to you, that in the Scripture, where That said it'd take place. That's right. We haven't got no more constitution. She's broke to pieces. Everything's all smattered. The Republicans is just as bad. It's six of one, and half a dozen of the other one. For every kingdom is going to be smashed, but the Kingdom of Jesus Christ shall stand and reign forever. That's right. Upon... Daniel saw the Rock hewed out of the mountains, and hit the political world back there and mashed it into a grinding powder like that, like the wheat on a thrashing floor in the summertime. But that Rock grew into a great mountain that spread over the--filled the whole heavens and earth. That's it.

27Hear Ye Him 58-0328  E-18   018   They've never had a juvenile delinquency among the Mennonite people. They've never had any rock-and-roll teen-age stuff among the Mennonite people. And if they can produce a crop like that without our modern education, God be with them is my prayer. I'd rather have my boy in something like that and not even know his ABC's. I'd rather he'd know Christ, and be borned again, and not know the difference between split beans and coffee. Right. We need the old fashion Gospel preached again in the power and the demonstrations of the Holy Ghost. When our nation gets to a place that it robs us of our constitution, it shows that communist has rottened it to the core. Exactly right.

28First we go this patriot act that took away constitutional rights of the citizens. And now the Government is buying up the banks and Insurance companies, all in a guise to protect Us from ourselves. Brother Branham predicted this nation would go communist and here it is in all the papers. The word is interpreted by the manifestation thereof.

29Q&A 59-0628E 387-124-073 And now, that church was taken up, and the remnant of the woman's seed who keep the commandments of God and have faith in Jesus Christ (See?), not the bride, the remnant of the woman's seed... Then the dragon spurted water out of his mouth to make war with the remnant of the seed. That's when the Protestant church under the Federation of Churches, which is the image to the beast, which is now being formed... And there'll be a boycott upon all churches like this. Like we're in a great tax gathering right here now, a dispute, trying to say that we're not a church, and we got Constitutional rights to say that we are a church. As long as the Constitution stands there, no amendment to that, then we absolutely have the rights, just as much right as anybody. Our forefathers stood for that. But what have we done? We've broke every Constitutional law that they can break, and soon the Federation of Churches, which all the churches and denominations are invited into, and the Devil's got in and making worldliness and everything in local church members and so forth like that, and great congregations, and class, and society, when the little old church is still down yonder being born again in a mess like any birth is, still paying the price, still getting down and dying out, acting the same way they did when they first got born at the day of Pentecost, same kind of a church down there... They'll be closed and shut out under the Federation of Churches. It'll be a boycott like a union or something. You'll either come in or you'll go out. 

30074   The mark of the beast is on today, and the Seal of God is the Holy Spirit. To reject It is the mark of the beast.   Ever who sees the Holy Ghost, that you're supposed to receive It, and don't do it, automatically you take the mark of the beast; because there's only two classes to exist: all that didn't have the Seal of God had the mark of the beast. So to receive the Seal of God is to receive the Holy Ghost. To reject It is to have the mark of the beast. There's the whole thing. That's exactly right.

31The Comforter 61-1001E  73   032   We are all American; I think so, in--in the--the church tonight. We're all American citizens. We're thankful to be American. But yet, what happened to our American heritage. What was it? We begin to compromise. And as soon as we compromised, we lost the sacredness of our heritage, because we compromised. We run Presidents four times; that breaks down the constitution. And we do things today. And we even... To this little parking meter we have on the street, that's unconstitutional. There's no such a thing in the constitution. It's against the constitution, yet we do it. And we do all kinds of things that's against the principles that this nation was founded upon. We do everything contrary, so we lose our heritage. Because why? We compromise upon the principles that it was based upon.

32Trumpet Gives an Uncertain Sound 63-0114   E-21   021   We use to could put a lot of confidence in our democracy, and which I do think it's the best form of government. But still, our democracy is shaky, because we are... This nation, our people, we have a constitution and this constitution is--is our ultimate. But yet in that, our constitution is shaky because it's already been broken many times. The late Mr. Roosevelt made havoc out of it. So, see, you see it can be broken. It's not much confidence you can put into it. Politics, oh, my, how shaky... People just argue, and argue, and argue about politics. And neighbors will fall out about it, and people that were once good friends... Some president will raise up, or somebody run for the sheriff, or something, and the other fellow on the other side of the political fence, and they'll fuss with one another until they fall out about it. Politics... And I don't... I hope I don't hurt anybody's feelings, but I think the whole thing's rotten. Yes, sir. So why would you fuss and fall out about something that ain't no good anyhow? That's right. It's just awful bad.

33Why? 63-0626   84   037   I wonder tonight, if Christ would come on the scene, or over the nation today, in drawing this nation to judgment, if that same question wouldn't been asked. Why is it, is it? Why is it we're doing these things? Why are we fussing in the government, whether we should read the Bible in public, and, why, if we're reading all this nonsense? Did not our forefathers set this constitution in order? Did not this nation be born upon the principles of the Bible? Aren't we here for freedom of religion, to act in God the way we feel fit to act, the way that we are convinced is truth? But, you see, we have done something like they did then. We're just letting everything, politics swallow us up, in the stead of respecting our faith in our God, and men who has stood for truth. And we are letting our politics run over that, and voting in such stuff that's polluting this nation, and why, we are coming to a judgment. God will rise on the scene someday with a mighty prophet, speak in this generation, and--and tell people, and they'll see that it's God speaking, but they won't repent. It'll be just like it was then. He said, "Is there no God in Israel? Is it because there is--is no God?" Same as Jeremiah said, "Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there?" Then they--they could not answer that. 'Course there was. Well, He said, "Then, why, why did you do it? Why is the daughter of My people not healed?"

34Now, we wonder that tonight. Why? Is there no Bible? Is there no God? Is there no difference? If God is going to bring the people to judgment, He has got to have something to judge them by. There's got to be some standard. If He's going to judge them by the Catholic church; then if they judge them by the Roman church, the Greek church is lost, the other Catholic churches are lost. If He judged it by the Greek, the Roman's lost. If He judged it by the Lutheran, the Methodist is lost. If He judged it by the Methodist, the Lutheran's lost. He can't judge it by a church; there's too many different organizations of it. But God will judge the world, He said, by Jesus Christ. And Jesus Christ is the Word, and the Word is God. And He'll judge them by this Bible, for this is the Word. That is God's Standard. We must measure up to what the Bible says. And we wonder why we got so much confusion, so many organizations, so much differences, separating brotherhood, and--and everything. It's because there is no Balm in Gilead? Is it because there's no physician there? I wonder if God would ask us that question?

35Third Exodus 63-0630M   23-1   068   And Mr. Kennedy, nationalized that "guard" and sent those men right back into the face of their own fathers, standing there under the constitution; that broke the constitution again. Said, "We'll not fight, no, sir," and said, "I hope the nation can find out that we're not living anymore under a democracy, but under military dictatorship." (that broke the posse coma tatis act which forbids the US government to use the military against it’s own civilians. ) Kennedy a Democrat, Clinton Democrat and Bush a republican, they all did it, so it doesn’t matter who, they are all guilty of breaking our own laws.

36Recognizing Your Day and it’s Message 64-0726M  94   044   If the churches would only recognize the Word of God that's made this promise for this hour to the people, they wouldn't perish. If America could only recognize the Constitution that she drawed up, she wouldn't be willing to take Bibles out of the schools, take the Name of God off of coins, and pledge allegiance under God. But she doesn't recognize it. Why? She's blind and naked. She can't recognize the blood of those precious boys that's died on the fields for this privilege. They're forgotten; they're dust. Man and his six senses has just come along with his horse and buggy, trusting God. In the last seventy-five years he quit trusting God. When they signed the Constitution of this United States, they put God in everything they did. Now, they don't even have a meeting, and they never even name His Name. That's right. They depend on their loftiness of their science, they--their cunningness of their science. A lewd bunch... That's exactly right. The whole world is swallowed up in ignorance of the Bible. The--the whole world has turned from God. But just think, right out of the midst of all that, and the church denominations and all their seminary lewdness and everything, God has took His prophet's Word and chopped out a Bride...?... He said He would do it. He's hewed from that thing what He promised He'd do. They depend on their human intelligence, their human science, and so forth, left God out, whom he once trusted. The United States has left God out. They even turned Him out of school, for our little children can't even hear about Him. They've turned Him out of school. Now, they're trying to turn Him off the dollars, "In God We Trust." They're going to turn it out of the pledge allegiance to the flag. One Nation Under God; they're going to turn that out.  See, they've went to their own feelings and their own senses. Because in the last seventy-five years he hasn't changed a bit in his senses; he's still the same man God created him in the beginning. But in this last days, can't you recognize where we are?

37 And the church has turned from God to that, to the seminary, and experience, and so forth, instead of the Word. Don't even recognize Him in their meetings, in their schools, or nothing anymore. Israel in the past twenty-five years has recognized something has brought them to the homeland as was promised. They don't know how it was ever done. They suffered like everything, martyrdom under them Trumpets; but they're in their homeland. They don't know why.

38What Hearest Thou? 59-0609   E-16   016   And we wonder sometimes when we preached, and prayed, and fasted, and cried, and then seen the results of a revival. Then to see the wicked cities just turn their back and make fun of it. Newspapers blast it as fanaticism. Don't think it's strange, because it's happened all through the ages. Go away and say some great vulgar name about them, or call them some kind of a name that they should not be called. Just something to make light of the works of God. So the reason I say this, that men and women who believe God, and has seen the working of God; and we wonder why Chicago don't have a revival; that's the answer. Chicago will never have a revival... Or America will never have a revival until God sends it. And He's shook this nation with signs and wonders and miracles, and they constantly walk away from it, and the same motive that Jezebel had. "I'd cut their heads off, I'd close their churches," if they could do it. We still have constitutional rights. Law keeps these doors open now with constitutional rights.

39Q & A 59-0628E   387-124   073   And now, that church was taken up, and the remnant of the woman's seed who keep the commandments of God and have faith in Jesus Christ (See?), not the bride, the remnant of the woman's seed... Then the dragon spurted water out of his mouth to make war with the remnant of the seed. That's when the Protestant church under the Federation of Churches, which is the image to the beast, which is now being formed... And there'll be a boycott upon all churches like this. Like we're in a great tax gathering right here now, a dispute, trying to say that we're not a church, and we got Constitutional rights to say that we are a church. As long as the Constitution stands there, no amendment to that, then we absolutely have the rights, just as much right as anybody. Our forefathers stood for that. But what have we done? We've broke every Constitutional law that they can break, and soon the Federation of Churches, which all the churches and denominations are invited into, and the Devil's got in and making worldliness and everything in local church members and so forth like that, and great congregations, and class, and society, when the little old church is still down yonder being borned again in a mess like any birth is, still paying the price, still getting down and dying out, acting the same way they did when they first got born at the day of Pentecost, same kind of a church down there... They'll be closed and shut out under the Federation of Churches. It'll be a boycott like a union or something. You'll either come in or you'll go out.

40074   The mark of the beast is on today, and the--the Seal of God is the Holy Spirit. To reject It is the mark of the beast. Ever who sees the Holy Ghost, that you're supposed to receive It, and don't do it, automatically you take the mark of the beast; because there's only two classes to exist: all that didn't have the Seal of God had the mark of the beast. So to receive the Seal of God is to receive the Holy Ghost. To reject It is to have the mark of the beast. There's the whole thing. That's exactly right.

41ROMANS 7: 1 ¶ Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth? 2  For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to [her] husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of [her] husband.  :3  So then if, while [her] husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.:4  Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, [even] to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.

42Paul is telling us the law that governs the marriage contract is the same law which governs God and His People. Paul said,

43(2) For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to [her] husband so long as he liveth.   3 So then if, while [her] husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress:

44Therefore, if she be called an adulterous, there is also a law that deals with the punishment of an adulterous woman. And since America married itself to Christ through a covenant called the Declaration of Independence, she is obligated to fulfill her marriage vow. Since she has left her vow, the Declaration of Independence, she must be called an adulterous nation, and be punished with the same punishment that the adulterous woman is punished with.

45To begin this study, we must examine this covenant between God and this nation. This covenant that I am talking about is not the Constitution of the United States. That is a covenant between the government and the people. But the Declaration of Independence is that document which places the people of America under the authority of God and His Word.  Paul said,

464  Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, [even] to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.  And so our forefathers expressed their desire for this Nation to be divorced from the King of England and his form of government and to come under the ruler-ship and governance and authority of God’s law.

47Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776.     When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of Nature’s God entitles them, a decent respect in the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. -That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the covenant of the governed, - that whenever any form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying it’s foundation on such principles  and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.”

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49Now, this tells us that we the people of this United States had declared a separation and divorce from the King of England and his form of rule and had subjected ourselves to God and His authority. Then we find in doing so that a covenant would need to be written for the governing of the people by the people. And we entered into a republic form of government under a covenant we call the constitution of the United States.  in this covenant we established that these unalienable rights which were God given would also be the major focus and priority of our constitution  binding our people together.

50AMENDMENT I    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. 

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52AMENDMENT II   A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. 

53Let’s first begin now to look into God’s Word to see what God thinks of adultery.  When He gave the 10 commandments in Exodus 20, the sixth commandment He gave to man was “Thou shalt not commit adultery.” Now, I do not think it is a strange thing that this is the sixth commandment when the number 6 is the number of man for man was created on the sixth day of Creation.  And man is now ending the first six thousand years of his existence here on earth, in which we know that a thousand years to man is but a day to God. Therefore, he that was created on the sixth day also had six days to live out his time here and it is then fitting that the destruction of man will come at the end of the sixth day.

54In Leviticus  20:10 God said,  “And the man that committeth adultery with [another] man's wife, [even he] that committeth adultery with his neighbour's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.

55Therefore we see by the Word of God, that death is the punishment for adultery.

56PROVERBS 6:32  [But] Whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he [that] doeth it destroyeth his own soul.  Therefore, there must first be a spiritual death take place first where a person loses any understanding they might have had.

57PROVERBS 30:20  Such [is] the way of an adulterous woman; she eateth, and wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done no wickedness.

58EZEKIEL 16:32  [But as] a wife that committeth adultery, [which] taketh strangers instead of her husband!

59REVELATION 2:22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.  

60Therefore we see tribulation and death are her punishment.

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62II PETER 2:14 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:  

63Therefore the curse is upon them.

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65MARK 8:38 Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.

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67JAMES 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

68 E-62  CONFIRMATION AND EVIDENCE 62-0621E   Now, let me tell you, friend. That God of Moses Who could take them in the ark, could take them away from them walls. And if God by instinct in a bird, could call it from danger, how much more ought it to call human beings, who are inspired by the Holy Ghost? What an evil thing. What an adulterous generation. What an evil place that we're living in. What a sinful, ungodly nation that we have: God forsaken, God-hating, sign seekers, bandwagon riders, impersonators, carnal comparisons. Led up with a bunch of nothing, coming to the end of the road. I speak that in the Name of the Lord. Once more I'll call. It's up to you to answer. All right.

69   135  PRESENCE OF GOD UNRECOGNIZED 64-0618   Like in the days of Jesus, same thing. Watch Him standing here now. He said, "As it was in the days of Jonas, in Jonah; for as Jonah was in the belly of the whale three days and nights, so must the Son of man."  He said, "A wicked and an adulterous generation will seek after a sign." Now, you know what I think He was doing? He was prophesying, "A wicked and adulterous generation..."   I wonder if any man in his right mind could deny that we are not living in a weak and an adulterous generation, when homosexuals, perversion. And the divorce rates in America is higher than any other nation in the world. And the whole world's gone into a chaos of it. Three out of every four, nearly, is divorced, around--taking the whole thing around in ten years of marriage. See? Think of it. Divorce, marry again, and marry again, divorce and marry again. "They were eating, drinking, marrying wives and given in marriage." Look at the hour we're living in. When was it ever in such a chaos?

70  E-31  BELIEVEST THOU THIS 53-0906A. God always makes a preparation for things. Don't you believe that? I want you to listen close. I believe today with all my heart... Now, this is just Brother Branham speaking. You see? I believe that the things that you see are taking place now, is a preparation. God is preparing something just before a climax. God always warns the world, and then if they won't--will not receive warning, then there's only one thing left; that's judgment.   Noah warned the world, and they would not receive it. And all through the age, God's always warned. He sends mercy, and if they spurn mercy, there's nothing else left but judgment. But the merciful Father will send mercy first.

71 E-33  PREPARATION 53-1111   Now, God in His preparation. Back when God was going to destroy the world. Before He destroyed the world, He sent forth a preparation for the saving of the people that desired to be saved. He always does it. He shows mercy before judgment.   And if men spurn mercy, there's only one thing left and that is judgment. And God don't judge you; you judge yourself. That's true.

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73As long as you're under this spray of blood that's around the world, you have a--a right for mercy. God's... The Blood of Christ keeps God from killing you, or He'd kill you just as soon as you sinned. But that's still holding God from you, from your death.   But when... You're a free moral agent now. But when you die and your spirit goes beyond that, then your already judged. You don't have to wait for judgment; you're judged already. God done said, "The day you eat thereof, the day you die." And that settles it

74Notice, He said, god doesn't judge you, you judge yourself. And how do we do that? By reaping what we sow. And what does that have to do with an End-Time depression Judgment? It has all to do with it.

75If we examine the Book of 2 Laws, Deuter-onomy we shall see the law of blessing and cursing.  In this book, especially chapter 28 we see that if we pay attention to and obey the Word of God, His Law, we shall be blessed so much that the blessings will come upon us and overtake us. This is like in a race where you are not aware that the one coming up behind you has a greater speed than you have and by the time you are aware that he has come upon you, he is already surpassing you and has taken over the lead in your race.

76DEUTERONOMY 28:1  ¶  And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe [and] to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:   2    And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.

77But what if you don't hearken to the Voice of the Lord your God, then what? Then the opposite will take place as we see in verse , and this is the curse.

78DEUTERONOMY 28:15   ¶  But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:

79Now, if you will observe closely to what God is telling them in the book of Deuteronomy, He is saying that what is a blessing becomes a curse depending on your response to God's Word, and the blessings and cursing come in two major arena's of life. These deal with economic blessings and cursings, or else health blessings or plagues as cursings.

80DEUTERONOMY 28:3

81   Blessed [shalt] thou [be] in the city, and blessed [shalt] thou [be] in the field.

82DEUTERONOMY 28:16

83  Cursed [shalt] thou [be] in the city, and cursed [shalt] thou [be] in the field.

84DEUTERONOMY 28:4

85  Blessed [shall be] the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.

86DEUTERONOMY 28:18

87  Cursed [shall be] the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy land, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.

88DEUTERONOMY 28:5

89    Blessed [shall be] thy basket and thy store.

90DEUTERONOMY 28:17

91   Cursed [shall be] thy basket and thy store.

92DEUTERONOMY 28:6

93  Blessed [shalt] thou [be] when thou comest in, and blessed [shalt] thou [be] when thou goest out.

94DEUTERONOMY 28:19

95  Cursed [shalt] thou [be] when thou comest in, and cursed [shalt] thou [be] when thou goest out.

96DEUTERONOMY 28:7

97  The LORD shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways.

98DEUTERONOMY 28:8

99  8    The LORD shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.   9    The LORD shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, and walk in his ways.  10    And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the LORD; and they shall be afraid of thee.    11    And the LORD shall make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy ground, in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers to give thee.   12    The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.   13    And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do [them]:

100Now, compare the blessings of health and good economics to the cursing which deal with poor health and poor economy. It is one thing for God to bless you with good health. He can say your health will be good. But when he curses you with poor health He gets very specific and names the different plagues and diseases that will come upon those under the curse.

10155 RESPECTS 61-1015E Let's take Noah for a moment. Now, Noah had a revelation from God, yet it was contrary to anything that science would prove to be true. But yet he had spoke to God, and God had spake to him. And he went about preparing an ark, where the scoffers and mockers (as the Bible said that they would be in the last days like they was in them days), that those scoffers scoffed at Noah. Why, they thought that he was out of his head because he was building an ark. So but God brought judgment upon them scoffers because they would not listen to the messenger of God and come into that ark under his preaching, then God sent His Divine judgments on the earth. First He made a preparation for all who would receive it, to escape it, and then if they did not escape it, there's only one thing left. If they won't take God's preparation of escape, then there's only one thing left, that's Divine judgment.

102  E-17  WHY 62-0622E   When God makes a way of escape for the people, and the people refuse that escape, then God asks the question, "Why?" I think He has a right to. If God does all that He can for the people, and the people refuse to receive His help, then He has a right to ask why they didn't do it. I believe it'll be that way at the judgment. When God has made every preparation that could be made for the church and for the people and then they refuse it, God's going to ask us why we didn't receive it. I believe that.

103  71  LOOKING UNTO JESUS  64-  We find out here, there was another man looked by the name of Noah. He looked and saw the just judgment of God upon a wicked Word-denying generation, was being poured out. In his vision, as Noah was a prophet, God had give him a vision of how to build the ark, and instructed him how to make the construction, how it must be built. In this, how could Noah, unless this vision being the Word of God, when he seen this wrath and making a way of preparation...  Always, before coming judgment, there is a preparation made. It always is the Word of God.

10487-4  HEBREWS CHAPTER 3  HEB  57- America doesn't want the Gospel (You know that.); we just might as well admit that. This Anglo-Saxon people is finished; that's all. There's no more Gospel that America will receive. Oh, you get a few stragglings now and then; but just as the Gospel, it's over. And you can't even preach to them, can't talk to them. They won't believe nothing. See? They just got their own hardheaded ideas, and they're set, and the next thing's for this nation is judgment. She's going to have it too. It may be through depression; it may be through an atomic bomb; it may be through a great plague, a disease or something; but she's ready. It's a-coming; thousands times thousands will fall.