1Matthew 27:45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour. 46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? 47 Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This man calleth for Elias. 48 And straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink. 49 The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to save him. 50 Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. 51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; 52 And the graves were opened; and many (Polus, many, much , a great deal of) bodies of the saints which slept arose, 53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many, (a great deal of people)

2Let us pray.. Gracious and Loving father we have read this morning of the resurrection which took place at the time when you raised up your First born Son Jesus and also the old testament saints. And we saw father that there were so many that you raised and so many who were witness to that resurrection. So we ask with all that is in us this morning that you will allow us to be witnesses to the next portion of that first resurrection which is to take place shortly and we will see all the saints which have slept in Christ for these past 2,000 years. Help us to be prepared for when you move from the Shout tot he Voice and may we be partakers of that great turn, for we ask it in Jesus Christ's name. Amen.

3You may be seated...

4Wednesday night we examined the Holy Convocation that took place at the Alpha Ministry of Christ as we saw the first half of the first resurrection take place in Matthew 27. This morning we will look at the Omega Holy Convocation which is mentioned in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.

5But now, we have a promise of another Holy Convocation, another Holy Gathering that I wouldn't want to miss for the world.

6I Thessalonians 4:13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him (or Himself), So you see it is God that has come at this time with a shout which brother Branham taught us in his "Rapture" sermon, that this "Shout" is the "Message". 15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming (That word is "Parousia", and it means "Presence") of the Lord (And there is only One True Lord, and He is God. so Paul is talking about the Presence of that One True God, our Lord and Savior.) that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent (or come before) them which are asleep. 16 For The Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout (Message), with the voice of the arch-angel (That's the resurrection), and with the trump of God (That's the catching away): and (then) the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then (after that), we which are alive and remain (or have survived) shall be caught up together with them (together with who? The living with those who had already passed away and have rose from the dead) shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these word

7Now, Wednesday night we spoke concerning the first Holy Convocation which is mentioned in Matthew 27, where the Old testament saints were raised from the dead, and were seen by many witnesses. I called that "The Holy Convocation at the Alpha resurrection", and now we have read in 1 Thessalonians concerning the Omega Resurrection, and what I want to speak on this morning concerns that Holy Convocation which will take place at the Omega Resurrection. So therefore, there must be Scriptures concerning this Holy Convocation or Gathering that is to take place in this seventh age as well.

8Matthew 24:28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered
together.

9Matthew 22:10 So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.

10Matthew 24:31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

112 Thessalonians 2:1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming (parousia) of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,

12Ephesians 1:10 That in the dispensation of the fullness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:

13Now, if you recall Wednesday night we showed you that 1 Corinthians 15: verses 1-22 speaks of the first resurrection. But the rest of the chapter speaks of the Omega resurrection. So with that in mind, let's examine what the Apostle Paul had to say about the resurrection and the body change.

1423 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming. (parousia) 24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. 25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. 27 For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him. 28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all. 29 Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead? Now, I am going to read the next two verses 30-31 from the translation called the voice. It's beautiful. 30 Why are we putting our lives on the line all the time if there’s no resurrection? 31 I die every day! I swear that it’s true! That’s something you take pride in, brothers and sisters, as I do in Jesus the Anointed, our Lord.

15Then Paul says, 32 If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, (in other words, what good does it do me) if the dead rise not? (and if there is no resurrection of the dead, then) let us eat and drink; for tomorrow we die.

16Then Paul admonishes them by saying, 33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. Don't get that negative confession on you like the world has, it will only tear you down.

1734 Awake to righteousness, (right-wise-ness, a right thinking) and sin not; (or disbelieve not, for sin is disbelief) for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.

1835 But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come? Now, those are good questions and Paul will give us the answer in this chapter and we will find also more answer given by William Branham in a few minutes. Then Paul begins to explain how the the quickening in the body can not happen until the body dies to itself.

1936 Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die:

20Now, that is exactly what brother Branham was saying in paragraph 82 of What the Holy Ghost is Given for pp. 82. One more Scripture, if you want to write it down: John 12:24. Let me quote it to you right quick. Jesus said, "If a corn of wheat falls into the ground, except it die, it cannot bring forth another life."

21Then after reading from this Scripture brother Branham says, If that corn hasn't got the germ of life in it, no matter how beautiful it looks, it'll never raise. It'll go to the ground and rot, and that's it.

22Now, let's continue to hear what Paul tells us concerning any seed that is sown...

2337 And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain: 38 But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body. 39 All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds. 40 There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. 41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory. 42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: 43 It is sown in dis-honor; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: 44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. 45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. 46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. 47 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. 48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. 49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. 50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. 51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. 55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, (Did you know that word work there is from the same Greek word ergon that is used in John 14:12? And he tells us that knowing our resurrection from this natural state to a supernatural one ought to make you keep on doing the work of the Lord until that day comes. )...forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.


Now, brother Branham said in his sermon, Who Is this Melchisedek 65-0221E 109 Notice again, Melchisedec went to meet Abraham before He got back home. What a beautiful type here we have: Melchisedec meeting Abraham before he got back home after the battle. We meet Jesus in the air before we get home. That's right. II Thessalonians tells us that, for we meet Him in the air. A beautiful type of Rebecca meeting Isaac in the field in the cool of the day. We meet Him in the air; I Thessalonians tells us so: "For we which are alive and remain shall not prevent (or hinder) those which are asleep; for the trumpet of God shall sound; the dead in Christ shall rise first; we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them to meet the Lord in the air." Perfect, all these types... Therefore the theophany, if you have died and entered into that theophany, what happens? The theophany comes to the earth to pick up the redeemed body. And if you're here in the air, you take the body to meet the theophany (There you are.), and caught up and go to meet the Lord in the air. Who is this Melchisedec but God?


Notice Br. Branham's talking about our body change.


#1) he says, if you are among those who have already died, then you enter first into that theophany. Then with that theophany, you come forth to get your redeemed body. if you have died and entered into that theophany, what happens? The theophany comes to the earth to pick up the redeemed body. Then once that redeemed body is joined to the Theophany, it becomes a glorified body.


#2) On the other hand, those of us who are among the living, will get our body change and then go to that theophany to complete the glorification process. And if you're here in the air, you take the body to meet the theophany (There you are.), and caught up and go to meet the Lord in the air.

24Uniting Time and Sign 63-0818 123 All right. We find that now the time comes when the Trumpet sounds, and those sleeping saints back there that could not be made perfect without us... There's many of those, Hebrew 11, and when they come together, they unite with the living ones. The Church uniting with the Word, then the Church and the Word uniting together, being come one. The dead saints with the living saints uniting together to be one, and all going together to unite with Christ yonder for the wedding supper of the Lamb.


Now, never forget there is a time and a season to plant every seed, and there is a time and a season for every seed to be harvested. And the planting has been going on, it began with the Son of Man ministry sowing the seed in this end time. Then came later ministries anointed by the same Holy Spirit and watered that seed that had been sown. Just like we plant in the Spring time, and then water all summer long, until the time of the harvest and then we harvest what seed had been sown which is now fully ripe for the picking. So too God has sown His Word Seed with His Shout, His Message, and there had to be then a time of watering which has taken place since around 1977 when the teaching ministry of the Holy Spirit began to water the Seed of the Message.

25But there is also a time of harvest and as there is a season for sowing there is also a season for reaping. And just as there are indicators when to sow, and there must also be indicators when to reap. And we find this in 2 Thessalonians 2.

262 Thessalonians 2:1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming (parousia) of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,

27Notice Paul begins with, "We beseech you, brethren, and this word beseech means to beg for urgently or anxiously: to request earnestly : to implore . In other words Paul is making a very serious emotional request to the brethren concerning the Parousia of Christ and concerning the gathering that is to take place at His Presence.


Then he let's us know why he is so seriously and emotionally trying to get their attention. 2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. 3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first,

28So Paul is telling us that his concern is not that there is coming a day when Christ shall Appear, His Presence or Parousia is not what Caused Paul's concern. Nor is the gathering to Christ at that time what concerned Paul. But his concern is there will come a falling away at that time, and then the wicked one will reveal or unveil himself, and step in to take over.

29"and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. 5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?

30So Paul is telling us the identifiable characteristic of the Harvest will be 1) God's Presence will be on the scene. 2) There will be a agthering together unto Him. 3) and after this gathering, there will be a shaking take place that will cause many to fall away.
Then the one who sits in the temple of God will try to interpose Himself as God to the people.

31Now, this next couple verses of Scripture are very hard for most people to understand what exactly they mean. Let's read them now.

326 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. (and now you know Who is holding back until he has everything in place for his takeover of planet earth. But he is holding back until it is time.) 7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work:

33For you see, he is already playing out his scheme, but it is behind the scenes, until he has everything he has been working on in place. That is why Paul says, the mystery which a mystery is something that is hidden, and he says this mystery of iniquity is already at work, but it is hidden, it is behind the scenes but one day when he is ready to reveal himself, then it's all over.

34And then Paul says, ) only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

35Now, who is this "He that now is letting? Letting what? He that is now letting the hidden mystery go undetected, is God Himself. He who now letteth. the Words He and Who tell us this is a person. And a person who has the power to let happen what is happening. Only God can allow these things to take place because they are to fulfill the entire plan of redemption, and allow the earth and its peoples to be judged worthy of burning.

36What Paul is telling us here is that It is God who is allowing the mystery of iniquity to go on unchecked, until God Himself leaves the midst of humanity, and when His spirit that is now in our midst leaves the earth, He will take His Elect who have been gathering to Him, and all hell will break forth on the earth and man will destroy himself.

37Let me read this from the Wuest Translation II Thessalonians 2: 5-7 Do you not remember that while I was still with you I kept on telling you these things? And now you know with a positive assurance that which namely, the departure of the church, the saints being assembled to the Lord, is preventing his being disclosed as to his true identity, in his strategic, appointed time, for the mystery of the aforementioned lawlessness is now operating. Only He, the Holy Spirit, who is holding the lawlessness down, will do so, until He goes out from the midst of humanity. And then shall the lawless one be disclosed in his true identity...

38So we see here that this Scripture speaks first of the Saints gathering to the Lord, that is what the Shout has produced, a Holy Convocation, a gathering together unto Him. And then Paul speaks of the departure from the earth of the saints. Then, as if in the same breath, Paul also tells us this will happen when the Holy Spirit departs from the midst of humanity. Now, the Holy spirit could not depart from the midst of humanity if He were not here. And if we are to be gathered together to Him first, then when he goes we go, for nowhere in scripture does it speak contrary to this. Nowhere in Scripture does it speak of the Lord leaving from the earth at a different time than when the saints leave. So, if we are gathered together unto Him first, then it is He that takes us up from the midst of humanity just like Jesus took Peter James and John up into the Mountain.

39And in The First Seal 63-0318 161-3 {301} brother Branham tells us exactly the same thing. "Notice, and when this Holy Spirit that we have, becomes incarnate to us, the One that's in our midst now in the form of the Holy Ghost, becomes incarnate to us in the Person of Jesus Christ, we'll crown Him King of king...?... That's right. See?"


See, that is at the last trump when we are caught away and go to meet the Son of God in the air.

40Now, let's look at some more quotes concerning this time of the resurrectyion which we are now in that season based on what Paul said in 2 Thessalonians, the indicators being 1) the Parousia, 2) The Gathering together unto Him. 3) The great falling away which has began.

41In his sermon, Mother's Day 59-0510M 81 And as the light begins to spread we'll know as we're known; we'll understand. And we'll remember our acquaintance and the ones that's been there. And there'll be many there that we didn't even think would be there, for you know it's at that time that I believe that the bread that we have cast upon the human troubled waters will return to us, on that day. When we see the effects of our testimony on people that we didn't understand their actions towards it, will probably be there. What a day that will be! And then the seeds that we sowed not even thinking what they would do, but here they are. They brought forth precious fruits and we'll see them on that day.


And a few minutes later in that same sermon, Mother's Day 59-0510M 86 brother Branham says, "As that great light begins to spread all - as we begin to look around, and the great circle will be getting and greater and greater; it's all just reflecting the approach of Jesus. And after while, as the song said, And I shall we see Jesus at last. He will be waiting for me, Jesus so kind and true, On His beautiful Throne, He'll welcome me Home After this day is through. Then as we see Him...and we'll not be as we are now. We'll know how to love Him more. We'll not stand back with a little fear, because we'll be like Him. He'll be more of a relative to us than He is now. We'll understand Him better, because we're so far away in the mortal bodies. Then we'll have a body like His glorious body. We'll know how to worship Him. And when we see what the Presence of His Being has done to us, changed us, the old back young, all the deformed straightened out, oh, we'll understand then why His power healed us. The questions that's been in our mind, "How can He do it? What would this?" somehow, mysteriously, they'll all fade away. The knots that's been tied in the back of our minds, "Will it be this? How could it be?" somehow, or another, majestic fingers will just untangle, unravel those knots, and it'll all fade into the one big crown of love.


Jehovah Jireh #1 - 62-0705 And then, remember, if we go before He comes, we will be up and in His Presence, or, raised before the others are changed. (I hope you caught this. He said they will be up before we who have not died are changed.) "The trumpet of the Lord shall sound, the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we which alive and remain shall be changed in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye, and be caught up together with them, to meet the Lord in the air." Look at the order of the resurrection. See, God knows that we long to see our loved ones. And if we got there to meet Him first, we'd be looking around to see if mother or dad and the rest of them was there. But see how, the Holy Spirit in His wisdom? We meet one another first, and then when we get there and sing "Amazing Grace," that's when there's going to be a time of worship.


You know, I saw this in my dream when I was in that big tent. I remember looking around and seeing everyone I knew that made it, and I remember saying to myself "we all made it" And I knew you, but after I awoke God withheld from me those I saw except my family members. But I saw you people there. It was as real to me as it is standing here in this pulpit. And then Billy Paul came in and stood three feet away from me and said His daddy had arrived and would be coming through the side doors in a couple hours.

42When Their Eyes Were Opened - 56-0420 Soon there's something greater that this coming; it'll soon be here. It'll be marvelous then, if the Lord willing. How many ever read my last vision that's been wrote up in the magazine? Wait till you see that take place. Then this'll be minor, what the Lord's fix - you'll just keep on and on, on and on. Jesus is coming. The time of the gathering of the people is at hand, and we must look forward to great things to happen. How many read the sermon, "When Omnipotence Speaks, Miracles Happen?" Did you believe that? Certainly! Omnipotence spoke at every junction. And when the church cooled off then Omnipotence spoke; miracles takes place. And this is the junction of all junctions; this is the end time. The end of the whole history of the world is right now at hand. So you can expect Omnipotence to speak, and you can expect the greatest and mightiest miracles that's ever happened on the earth will happen in the next few years to come, Jesus tarries. It will be!

43God In Simplicity - 63-0317 1M 58-5 God just speaks and the Rapture will come. It ain't going out there and them Angels come down and shovel out the grave and get out an old dead carcass here. What is it? It is born of sin to begin with - but a new one made in its likeness. If we have this, we will die again. See? Nobody can say, "The graves will open. The dead shall walk out." That may be true, but not open the way you say open. That's right. See? It won't be like that. It'll be a secret, because He said He would come like a thief in the night. He's already told us this, the Rapture, then judgments will strike - sins, plagues, sickness, and everything. The people will cry for death to take them from the judgment. "Lord, why is this judgment upon us when You said that there would be a Rapture first?" He will say, "It's already come, and you didn't know it." God hiding Himself in simplicity. Oh, my! All right. "It's already happened and you knew it not." Why don't believers believe the simple signs of His coming? They're expecting all this things that's spoke of by the Scripture, and the moon is going to go down in the middle - the sun in the middle of the day, and there's going to be all kinds of things... Why don't believers believe the simple signs of His coming? They're expecting all this things that's spoke of by the Scripture, and the moon's going to go down in the middle of, the sun in the middle of the day, and there's going to be all kinds of things.

44You see that is what the whole Christian world is looking for, and they are missing what He is doing now, by looking for those things. Those signs are not for us, they are for them that believe not the vindicated Word for this hour.
Oh, if we just had... I got the notes wrote here on it (See?), to show what them things are, and we'll get it on the breaking of these Seals this week anyhow. See, see? There it is, just where it's already passed and you didn't know it. See? See if it is. If the Angel of the Lord will break them Seals forth to us... Remember, it's sealed with them seven mysterious thunders. See? Now, why can't people believe the simple simplicity of a humble bunch of people and the Voice of the signs of God? Why can't they believe it? Just like it always been. The true Word of God being made manifest. They're too smart and too educated to believe the simple form of the written Word. They want to put their own interpretation to it. "It don't mean this." "It don't mean that." It DOES mean that. Listen. May I say this right quick now? Even the visions that God gives here at the place, it's so misunderstood. That's the reason you hear me on the tapes say, "Say what the tapes say. Say what the visions say."

45Hebrews Ch7 - 57-0922 359-422 And He took His dead body from the grave on the first day of the week, and brought it up into Heaven; and sat it there as a High Priest, as a memorial, setting there perfect, forever. And He sent the Spirit that He tore out of that body, right back down on the Church. And that Church will have to have the same Spirit that was in that body, or it won't dovetail with It in the resurrection. Those two pieces must come perfectly together; and if this church isn't perfectly (just exactly) the same Spirit that was in Christ, you'll never go in the Rapture. There's the everlasting covenant, brother. Seek it out yourself, what's in your own heart. Love the Lord! Really be sure you're saved, don't take a chance on it. You're gambling! No, you... We American people love to gamble, but don't you gamble on That. You be sure that you're right; not because you joined church, but because that you're truly borned again, Christ has come to you in the person of the Holy Ghost.

46Greater Than Solomon Is Here - 58- 0625 So I pray that someday I'll see that great uniting together of all the body of Jesus Christ coming together at one great big body; then the rapture shall come.

47What Is The Holy Ghost? - 59-1216 Now, the Spirit of God has worked under Justification under Luther, Sanctification under Wesley, the Baptism of the Holy Ghost under Pentecost; and here It is in the last day performing and doing the very same things that It did when It was in Christ! What is it? The Church and Christ has become One. And as soon as They connect together, that last link, She will go through the sky shouting. Up will come Wesley, Luther, all the rest of them back in those days there. He that's first will be last; he that's last will be first; and there'll come the resurrection.

48Questions and Answers - 59-1223 And then, when God's people begins to gather back together, there's unity, there's power. See? And whenever God's people gets together completely, I believe the resurrection will take place then. There'll be a rapturing time when the Holy Spirit begins to gather it up. It'll be in the minority, of course, but there will be a great gathering.

49Invisible Union - 65-1125 There will come forth a resurrection day which the first will be last, and they which are last will be first. The old prophets will come breaking forth first, and they see that procession going marching up in the air, and we which are alive and remain shall not hinder them which are asleep, for the Trumpet of God shall sound, the dead in Christ shall rise first, and we will fall right in line with them going in! Hallelujah! All down through the age of Luther, Wesley, Methodist, Presbyterian, on down to the last age who receive the Word in their age.

50Uniting Time and Sign - 63-0818 We find that now the time comes when the Trumpet sounds, and those sleeping saints back there that could not be made perfect without us (there's many of those Hebrew brethren), and when they come together, they unite with the living ones. The Church uniting with the Word, then the Church and the Word uniting together, being come one. The dead saints with the living saints uniting together to be one; and all going together to unite with Christ yonder, for the Wedding Supper of the Lamb. And to think of us standing, (in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye, when the world won't know what's going on), but all of a sudden, you'll see appear before you, your loved ones that's gone on has come to unite with you again. And we'll be changed in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye; and be caught up, together, to meet our Lord in the air. Let's get ready Let's get ready for this midnight cry. It's coming in a hour when you think not. There'll be a cry, not amongst the unbelieving world; it'll be a secret.

51So those who think the tent will be universal, to the world once again, they are mistaken. The Omega resurrection will be only for the elect. be ready and be watching for it. be expecting it and you will partake of it. For he comes to them who are expecting Him.

52How Can I Overcome - 63-0825 1M Sooner or later we're going to have to give each other up. But that won't hurt the rapture now. See? No. They come first then. Them are privileged that's gone on. They come first, See, we which are alive and remain to the coming of the Lord will not hinder or prevent those that are asleep. The trumpet of God shall sound, and the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then when our eyes behold our loved ones, then we'll be changed in a moment in a twinkling of an eye, and with them shall be caught up together.

53Going Beyond The Camp - 64-0719 2E And you know, we'll be caught up together to meet the Lord in the air. Think of it! Missing people, they can't see you no more, but you're getting together with the rest of the group. "They which are alive and remain to the coming of the Lord shall not prevent (or `hinder,' the word is) those which are asleep." Not dead, no, Christians don't die. They're just taking a little rest (see?); that's all. Oh, my! "And the trump of God shall sound, and the dead in Christ shall rise first, appear to many.." And all at once you happen to stand and look, and "Well, there's a brother..." And you know it ain't long. In a few minutes we'll be changed in a moment in a twinkling of an eye, and together with them be missing on earth, caught up to meet the Lord in the air.

54Questions and Answers - 64-0823 1M Then you believe that Jesus Christ is that Word, and that Word is made flesh now among us, fulfilling exactly what He said He would do in this age. Now, the first thing happens when we're resurrected ... The ones which are a-living will just still remain ... The resurrection will set in first, the resurrection of those that are asleep. There'll be a wakening time, and those which are asleep in the dust now ... will be awakened first, and they'll - these corruptible bodies will put on incorruption in the rapturing grace of the Lord. And then we'll all get together. And when they begin to get together, then we which are alive and remain shall be changed. These mortal bodies will not see death, but just of a sudden, there'll be like a sweep go over us, and you're changed. You're turned back like Abraham was, from an old man to a young man, from an old woman to a young woman. What's this sudden change? And after while you're traveling like a thought, and you can see those then who are already resurrected. Oh, what a hour! Then we'll gather with them and then be caught up with them to meet the Lord in the air. Yes, the Church will all be together, but after, after the resurrection and the rapture has set in.

55Luke 21:36 This the third pull and is speaking the Word. It seems entirely possible for you to speak the word and one would be completely and fully restored, placed entirely ready for the rapture in the resurrection, the Son of man. This is so, or is it not? And you would do this if properly pressed upon. Would you not "escape all these things (it's got a ditto there) escape all these things and stand before the Son of man"?

56Now, my dear friend. See? Now, I think here that you got a good statement. Yes, sir! Yes, sir! Now, that would be so. You said, "Brother Branham..." In other words, here's what I'm... I don't think that it's... I can... I believe I... Not polishing up what you said, but I believe I can make it a little clearer to people. See? You are believing, because of the Spoken Words and things like that that He said about. And all of you here witnessed the squirrels and all these other things that's been done. But did you notice, that was Sovereignly given! I never asked Him, "Lord, let me do this, speak these things in like that, do these things there." I never asked Him that. He by His own Divine will came to me and said, "You go do this."

57Questions and Answers - 64-0823 1M The time of the rapture will be the awakening of the dead and the get together with the living, for the rapture to take place. And Jesus can not come until a church, a body of believers and the ministry that He once...?... will have to be the same as it was then to... And then, that brings... "Them without us is not made perfect," Paul said, Hebrews 11. "Without us they cannot be perfected." They must have this ministry to raise up the Lutheran, Wesleys, and all them down through their ages.

58Questions and Answers - 64-0823 1M And then shall he send his angels, and ... gather together his elect from the four winds, and the utmost parts of the earth to the uttermost parts of heaven. That's talking of the resurrection, the translation, going up. He will send forth His angels to gather. Did you ever think what the angels are? Huh? Messengers. He will gather them together, congregate them together (see?), bringing them, bind them together from the utmost parts of the earth to the utmost parts of Heaven, the Word that was been made manifest on earth. See? Get it? The Word's been spoken; here It's manifested.

59Easter Seal - 65-0410 And now, if that same Spirit that was upon Him to be the Redeemer in that age, that we have accepted... Now, the promise of in this last days what would take place, if you become part of that Word, you are redeemed with Him, because the same Spirit that dwelt in Christ is dwelling in you, quickening your life to this age. And it will also in the end time quicken your mortal bodies, resurrect them, bring them up again. That takes the gloom away when we look at it in that, and that's the truth. Romans here, Paul has proved it to us. See? "If the Spirit that raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in you, it will also quicken your mortal bodies." This is the same Spirit that raised Him up that quickened the true believer to Eternal Life. The Spirit that raised up Jesus from the dead dwells into the believer, quickens the believer to Eternal Life.

60Rising of the Sun - 65-0418 1M 50-6And now (see?), now you are already resurrected. When God raised Him up, He raised you; the Son is just now on you. And now you're growing into a blossom Life like He was, to be resurrected completely in that last day. Your potentials you have now. Why do you know? Your soul changed, didn't it? Your body come in obedience to It, didn't it? Into obedience to what? A Church? The Word, which is the Life. Then you are now resurrected from the dead. You potentially have the Earnest, the waiting. Now, when you get the Dynamics, you have been quickened from mortal to immortality. It makes the whole body come subject to the Word. It'll make you act different, look different, live different; It'll just make you different. Then (notice now, as we close; notice this) notice, it's just like a little seed laying in the ground. Now, potentially, you are resurrected. You're resurrected when you receive the Holy Spirit in you; you're resurrected right then. Your body's potentially resurrected.

61Notice brother Branham said, It makes the whole body come subject to the Word. It'll make you act different, look different, live different; It'll just make you different. ...And You're resurrected when you receive the Holy Spirit in you; you're resurrected right then. Your body's potentially resurrected.

62Notice, that is the very same language brother Branham uses in referring to John 14:12 in the believers. You will live like Christ, act like Christ, talk like Christ and do the works of Christ because it is Christ's Spirit that is in you.

63Faith once delivered to the saints 57-0610 P:38 Jesus said, "If I do not the works of God, then don't believe Me." But He did the works of God. And He said, "I do not do nothing in Myself, till I see the Father do it first. Whatever I see the Father doing, then the Son does likewise." He said, "He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also." That was the Church. Christ left this that His Church would have His Spirit. And the Spirit of Christ will perform, and act, and live like Christ.

64And if that is what John 14:12 will produce in us, then it will also produce a resurrection in us, because Paul said if the same Spirit that raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in us it will make us alive, resurrected so to speak while we are yet in the bodies of this death.

65Questions and Answers - 64-0823 1M I'm saying to you in the name of a prophet (see?) - in the name of a prophet, the resurrection and rapture will be general all over the entire world! No matter where you're at, when that hour comes, you'll be caught up to meet Him! That's all! There's nothing going to stop you, no matter where you are. And I only hope that I'm there, one of them. I just only trust and hope in God that I'll be one of them and each one of you will be in the - in the same.

66Questions and Answers - 64-0823 1M Across the world, they won't be gathered in one place to have things in common. But little groups of them will be scattered all over the earth. I believe, maybe if the Lord permits, this is a little group of It. Maybe another little group in Asia, one down in Germany, one down somewhere else. When I seen a vision of the Bride the other night, They was made up from the international. See? So the Bride won't be gathered from one place, It'll be gathered from all over the world.

67Letting Off the Pressure 62-0518 Can't you see we're at the end time? It's all over. The next thing will be a sweep of getting that little group together, and in a month or so she'll be gone - as soon as she's gathered together. We're at the end; there's no hopes left anywhere. Run to Christ, people!

68Seven Church Ages - 54-0512 "Behold He cometh with clouds." Now, let me stop here just a moment. Clouds doesn't mean that He's coming on a big thunderhead as mama, bless her heart - she's sitting here somewhere. I remember her voice, she used to set and tell me, said, He's coming on a great big cloud, gonna raise someday and God's gonna come on. Now the Cloud that He's coming is, if we just had the time to get this back, and get the real background and the whole thing. Now the Cloud He's coming in is not a cloud, like a thunderhead, but it's a Cloud of Glory He's coming in. See? Now, when Jesus was overshadowed by God on Mount Transfiguration, Clouds overshadowed Him and His raiment. See? And when Elijah would come down, a cloud come down and received him up, not a not a thunderhead, but a Cloud of Glory. His great glorious Presence will strike the earth. He cometh in Clouds! Oh, I love that. Clouds, there'll be wave after wave of His Glory will come across the earth - and the resurrection of the saints shall come. That blessed Holy Spirit that's lived in their hearts and they're dried with their corpse laying there and the pierced veins over their cheeks and things like that and they're placed back in the graveyard. A great wave of that same Spirit and a sshhewww, wave after wave - He that was last will be the first. He that was first will be last. I'm kinda see that way...that's the order of the resurrection. I won't know nobody in the generation before me or the generation after me. I'll know those in the generation with me. Every generation will come successfully right as it went down. They which were last will be first. Sure, that's me. See? I'll know my people, the next time my dad and his people, my grandfather and his people, on down like that, wave after wave after wave after wave. And the saints will rise from everywhere. Won't that be wonderful, Amen. That makes the old people feel young again, yes. Now notice closely, for I come to you in a Cloud, and every eye shall see Him, no matter how far back they died, they'll see Him.

69I Know - 60-0417 1S And if Job by a vision could stand so firmly upon a promise, how much more ought we to do, after Christ has raised from the dead and become the First Fruits of those that slept, and sent back the Holy Spirit as a seal of promise, upon us, that we too shall live. "Because, I live, you live also!" Seeing His great Presence among us, working, doing the same signs and wonders that He did on earth, giving us a hope. And we come to the resurrection, and then remain on our ash heaps? Let's get off the ash heap today, with a new vision, with a new Power, with a new determination that we see God in His Power. We see the resurrection of the things coming.

70The Entombment - 57-0420 Our own life is just a pattern. It's just a shadow, and not the real thing. It's the negative side. It takes death to develop the picture, to put us back in the theophany we come from. Then in the resurrection we come in His likeness, a resurrected body, what a beautiful, not only beautiful but it's the real, solemn truth of God's eternal Word, that we'll be like Him.

71Let us pray..