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1 Heavenly Father, we want to just bow our hearts and our minds at this time Lord, to Your Holy will that by revelation, Lord, by the Holy Spirit, we might know exactly the Word that was given us in this hour, with the perfect understanding we haven't had previously.
Lord we pray It shall become a flame to us, oh God, a literal Life Lord. Just not a light to guide us Lord, but we want a light to live in us Father, because Your own Word says that in Him was Life and the Life was the light of men. We know Lord, it has to be an inner drive, it has to be an inner force. And we pray that it shall be that Life and that Light Lord, that takes us over, making us truly temples of the Holy Ghost, and all kindred one with another, though that Light, that Life within us.
Help us tonight to study Your Word Lord, in faith receive It, oh God, and may It produce the results which we believe It will in the elect, that You ordained It to do.
In Jesus’ Name we pray, amen. You may be seated.
Now this is number 17 of the Anointed Ones at the End Time, and before we start reading, it's well to read our text again in Mt 24:24.
24 For there shall arise false Christs,...
Even lying prophets. The false christs and the false prophets are the same persons.
24 For there shall arise false Christs, and (lying) false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, (of course it is not,) they shall deceive the very elect.
Now here we notice the subject of deceit, of the ones talked about, are false prophets, and the objects of their deceit is everyone but the very elect. We also notice that their appearance is just before the resurrection and rapture. Thus we can easily see that they are responsible for the love of the lie that is spoken of in 2 Thessalonians 2:10 and 11, and in 2 Thessalonians 2:12, that pronounces God's judgment because of the deception they perpetrate upon the people. So we'll just read that in 2 Thessalonians, in order to see exactly what these false anointed ones, or these anointed ones that are false to the Word, are working out in the plan of Almighty God. Now, it says here then in 10 and 11.
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; (that is, they're completely fooled as to concerning the revelation of the Word of God. Why?) because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. (So therefore the reception is what you need here. You have to have an open spirit.)
11 And for this cause (that’s the turning down of the Word) God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe (the) lie:
12 That they all might be (judged, condemned,) damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
2So you can see here the crux of the end time is the showdown of righteousness and unrighteousness, which definitely has to do with some type setting forth of a Truth, which would have to be a final ultimate, and they, turning It down, receiving the ultimate and the ultimation of God, will positively then be damned, because they did not turn to that Truth. So you can see who's causing this problem here, it's these false prophets.
Now, it is very necessary to be exceedingly careful as we think of prophets leading the people away from the truth by what they preach and teach, because we might well be apt to think that they will suddenly declaim--some wild hitherto unknown doctrine brought out in meetings where they will dramatically and spectacularly prophesy their errors while under some forceful power or some demonstration. This is absolutely not so. So you see, you might have been thinking of Latter Rain and somebody coming on the scene.
3Listen, let's get the picture. This does not have much to do with the Methodists, they've been dead a long time. It has little or nothing to do with the Lutherans, they've been deader a long time. It has nothing to do with the Catholics. It has to do with Pentecost, because the life has come out of the shuck to the grain. So really, what you're looking at is Pentecost, and you're looking at Pentecost with its wild, spiritual gyrations. They're talking in tongues, to their discredit. They're prophesying, which many times is inane and once a while hits on the spot. But anything goes.
You are not looking at That, my brother, my sister, when we're talking about this. What you're looking at is what the prophet taught. This is absolutely not so. These are denominational ministers who are anointed by the Holy Spirit to the end, that they have a miracle and sign ministry, or ministries, that are indeed are of God, but they are not truly inspired to receive the correct revelation of the Word of Truth and so teach against the Truth. That is what these people are. So calm down your thinking, and just take it for exactly what it is.
4Just like they're wolves in sheep clothing, which shows they got good character, they're stable, they're fine. All of the things are there but the Word is missing. And these people are not going around with their gyrations. No, they've been like your Doctor Peals’, [Norman Vincent Peale] and other men of great stature. And they're fine men, nothing against the men, per se, but the Bible speaks of them, so therefore we speak. It would be nice if the Church of Christ would speak where the Bible speaks. They haven't got a clue though!
Now, these are the Catholic and Lutheran and Wesley and Pentecostal ministers. They are now, no--there are now, rather--no so-called Christian representative groups that do not have someone or many who have turned to power ministries and yet adhere to the denominational doctrine, "saying we are vindicated in our doctrine, for we have the same signs and wonders."
5So what you're looking at here is that there are not any more groups left that doesn't have one representative--or more--in them, who have taken to this, and you can see them everywhere. You’ll see Nazarenes turning, Baptists turning, and just any number. Bro. Branham had some Mennonites or Amish people up around Plymouth, Indiana. And you can see them everywhere, they're just coming to it.
These false prophets are the buzzards that follow the true prophet, that is to say they come after the true prophet. They don't follow him, they follow him only in the sequence of time. They can't stand the new and revealed Truth. Their meat is the dead doctrine of other ages. The Lutherans seem unable to recall that Luther could not stomach the rotten carrion of the Catholics. The Wesleyans have forgotten they left the stench of dead Lutheranism. The Pentecostals can't recall how they left the dead manna of the Methodists. And as the Catholics could not come to justification, and the Lutherans failed to come to sanctification, and the Methodists denied the gifts and the Baptism of the Holy Ghost, so the Pentecostal’s have denied the appearing of the Lord Jesus Christ and His prophet, according to Malachi 4 and Revelation 10. So with that in mind we can start reading where we left off at.
6We're over here on page 52 on the top, and paragraph 224:
212 Remember, (repeating what I said) you couldn't feed a Lutheran, back in (those) days (you can now), Catholic carrion. (You couldn't give them Catholic doctine, they're fed up to the gunnels on it.) No, sir. (Luther) had fresh meat. (What he got never came out of the Catholic Church. Bypassed the Catholic Church.) That was that church age. You couldn't feed (a) Methodist (the) Lutheran message. Oh, no, he didn't want that carrion. It's rotten. See, the Life had done left it and went into something else.
Now this is what's hard for people to understand. They simply can not understand that. And you know why they can't? Because, let's face it, what they had was the truth at that time, and if they'd have stuck to the true principles of justification--that never leaves. You still have justification, sanctification, baptism. There's no problem there. What it is, it's become simple a ritual to them, the life has moved on, and the people who get the life in the next stage, it's the same life, it's a good life, so there's no problem there.
...no, he didn't want that a carrion. It's rotten. See, the Life had… left it and went into something else. (Now watch how he puts it.) That's the old stalk that's dead, back there. The Life is moving on.
7Now you don't throw away the stalk until it comes time for the burning. It's got to remain there, but the Life is not there anymore and people think it's there but it's not.
Neither can you feed the Bride of Jesus Christ Pentecostalism. No, indeedy! Maggot-(blown) organizations; nothing doing! No, no! For the promise is, "And before that great and terrible day shall come, I'll send unto you Elijah the prophet. He will restore the hearts of the children back to the faith of the fathers again."
8Now, what Bro. Branham is saying here is that the Word has to have a carrier. And as it passes on, the evidence as it goes from, you know, age to age and through the process of like a plant--that's your example--and as it passes on, the evidence of the life appears in another form and the old form is dry and lifeless. That's what happened. The Catholic Church at one time started out right, it went wrong. And then Luther came on the scene, it started right, it went wrong. You see, God never did raise it up. That’s one thing to watch, we’ll see later on here. God never did revive it and bring it back.
"All these promises had been made in the Bible, I will do it, and there the eagles will gather." "All that the Father has given to Me (that's the elect) will come to Me." See?
Now you notice in here he said He'll restore the hearts of the children back to the fathers. Now that's in Mal 4:5-6, but also you'll notice in Revelation 10:1-7, the mighty Messenger, the Great One that was on the throne in Revelation 4:5, came down to this earth, where the Seals are open and the Thunders come forth, because the Thunders are upon the earth, they are not in Heaven.
9Now let's look at this in 2 Thessalonians 2, see the eagles coming together. And remember, this second chapter follows where the Lord Jesus is revealed from Heaven, which is right over here, the ring of Angels, and Christ in the midst. That's that One, which is the Son of Man revealed in Heaven. It's the same one that's over in Luke, I think chapter 18, maybe a little later on, maybe 21. Yeah.
And His mighty messengers, and flames of fire, taking vengeance, so on. And then down here, it says, based upon that: [2 Th 2:1]
1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming (presence, which is brought into view, 1963) of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
The Word is gathering the people into a rapture. Now this is not just a--this is not a coming out. They came out and they were no more gathered unto God than nothing. They were baptized unto Moses, didn’t mean a thing to many of them. Out of the gang that came out there were only two over the age of twenty that went in, so figure that. At the time of Noah, there was only one genetically perfect man, that was Noah, and seven went in with him. So how many are going to go in at the last day with the perfect prophet--in other words, the man with the one hundred percent true revelation? Very, very few.
10So all right, we’ve had This. We’ve had the opening of the Seals, and those now that come in are being gathered to him out of the group that came out, in order to be with those that are raised from the dead and to meet with those who are gathered with the trumpeting, because the last trump gathers them to the wedding supper. So all right, that’s what you see there.
Jesus never tried that. (What’s that? Well, he never tried to bring them anything old, like the message of Moses. Now watch:) But when Jesus (came,) He found them (Found what? The vultures, the false prophets.) swarms of vultures, "We got Moses and the law."
All right, let’s look at this from the first point. Number 1, the prophet of God was there. Number 2, the false prophets were already there, for the old manna had bred them. That’s right. The old manna had bred them. That naturally, they got to be reared on the old junk.
11Now, let’s look at another point. Jesus came, and when he came they were already there. Go back to the beginning in the Garden of Eden. Abel’s life was in Adam already when Cain’s life was also there in the serpent. They were both there at the same time, twins waiting to be manifested. The tares also were there at the time of the wheat. So you notice that these things are together, they will come up together and you’ll notice, we’ll be talking about the rain and the sun ripening, so watch it.
We’ve got Moses and the law. See, we’ve got Moses and the Law. We got Luther and the doctrine, we got Wesley and that, and of course the Pentecostals claim to have God the Pillar of Fire and they’re all wrong, because it didn’t come that way.
See? Well, that was good eating way back yonder when it was killed and (given) to them. (fresh) See, that was all right then. But this is what was predicted to Moses, himself, that killed the sacrifice, said, "The Lord your God shall raise up among you, of your own brethren, a Prophet. It'll come to pass, that every one will not cling to that Prophet and what He says, will be cut off from amongst the people."...
12Okay. This has to do with Acts 3, which we read many, many times. Now the Lord at the end time has promised that there will be the prophet Elijah, and the people, Bro. Branham said, must cling to that man. Now why they going to cling to that man? For one reason, the Word. And at this point you have no reason to cling to Bro. Branham as a prophet for anything else except the Word, and I’m afraid most people have lost track of that.
What is the prophet all about? The Word! Now I don’t care brother/sister, if the trappings are there. That is, the vindication is there. That’s fine, because you can’t go for something that’s not vindicated. But you must remember one thing: what is being vindicated? Not the person, per se, although that is true. But the vindication is there to let you know the Word is right. So God simply vindicates the person to the end, that you might know that the Word is right. So therefore, you look for the Word exclusively.
People are still looking for manifestation They’re looking for Bro. Branham’s son to rise up or this one to rise up. Let me tell you something, we either have it or we haven’t had it, because at the time of the opening of the Seals, that brings about a time when you can not add to the Word. You can not close It. It’s in the mainstream now, of eternity and time have melted together, they’ve come together. And he that is righteous is righteous still, and he that is filthy is filthy still, take it or leave it. That’s before the resurrection.
13So I don’t know what people are looking for, all I know is that I advise you, keep your eyes on the Word, and cling to the prophet in this respect. There’re too many people who rose up after the prophet died, and even before he died, and said “well, just don’t make too much of Bro. Branham.” You can not ever make too much of Bro. Branham in the right sense of the word. No sir, you can not, because you can have water to pour upon your desert, and if there is no conduit, then you won’t have the water, it’s going to be spilled. So thank God for the conduit.
I just don’t understand people, and quite frankly, I don’t intent to try to understand them. God give me peace from all this hogwash that’s going on. Oh they were too, too sure they might make too much of the prophet. They ended up where? Ha! They don’t even know that Christ is in our midst by the Holy Ghost.
226 Look how about six hundred different prophecies (were) fulfilled right there, of the Old Testament, to Jesus Christ. "They pierced My hands and My feet."
14I don’t know if there were six hundred, there could have been, I don’t know. But there were many, many, many fulfilled within a matter of twenty-four to forty-eight hours, and a bunch in the last seven or eight hours.
About, I forget how many was fulfilled in the last seven or eight hours of His life, all them prophets said, perfectly.
Well what about now? You think God has turned the clock back and said, “well, I don’t think I’ll bother any more with this kind of stuff? I’ll just, you know, throw it to the winds.” He’s the same yesterday, today, and forever, stands behind His Word to perform it, and He’s going to get honor and glory and stuff. You better believe It’s going to be letter-perfect just like here.
And there’s nothing in this hour that hasn’t been fulfilled, and the vindicated prophet ought to have known what he said, because he said show me one thing that hasn’t been fulfilled.
15Now people say, “what about the tent vision?”
I don’t know the first thing about that tent vision. I can’t read that here in the book, it’s likely here someplace, but don’t ask me to do it. Wait until the prophet gets back and talk to him. In the meantime, if you butt your head against that, you’ll miss all of this. Don’t be ridiculous, brother/sister, Bro. Branham warned looking down the road. Looking down--they’ve been looking down the road for twenty solid years.
We’ve been looking at this twenty solid years. Since 1977, ten solid years we haven’t changed our tune for one second. Presence, Presence, Presence, and everything that goes with It, and there’s been a constant unfolding of the Word of God. Why shouldn’t there be? My goodness me, if you honor the Head, don’t you thing the Head will honor the feet? I believe so.
227 If I prophesied today that a certain thing would happen in a year from now, maybe I got--I got twenty percent chance for it to happen, whether it's right or wrong. And if I predicted that that would happen, and didn't say when, I got a smaller percent. If I predicted when it would happen, gives me a smaller margin. If I predicted the place it happened, it gives it still a smaller margin. If I predicted the... who it would be on, then I still got about one hundred thousandths of a margin it ever coming to pass, if it's not true. And every Word, hallelujah, that was (written) of that Messiah, was fulfilled to the letter.
16And then again I say what about today, when He comes back in the form of the Holy Spirit? Mathew chapter 4, Mathew chapter 12, Luke 17, Revelation 10, Malachi 4, and so on.
Even till one day, reading the Scriptures, He stopped right in the middle of the sentence, (that’s Isaiah 61) and said, "The Spirit of God is upon Me to preach the Gospel, and deliver the..." (captive) And stopped right there in the middle of the sentence, because the rest of it's at His second Coming.
Now you know something? Everybody knows that’s true. They know it’s true. And they’ll tell you that. There's nobody that doesn’t have it known. See how wonderful, see how accurate… Then why do they throw aside Malachi 4:5 and 6? That’s the thing you are looking at.
Amen! "Heavens and earth will pass away; My Words shall not (pass away.)" See?
228 He was the Word then that was feeding them then. (at that time) Moses told them the Truth.
17Now, that Word that was feeding them, which was Christ, what is Bro. Branham actually saying? He’s saying the living manifested Word feeds us today, because something has got to die to give us life. And something that’s going to give us life must be living, it can not be dead, that is, always dead; it’s got to have had life, and then it’s consumed. So therefore the Word of God then he’s talking about the Logos today, came on the scene, giving us the truth. Now he said, “He was the Word then that was feeding them then at that time. Moses told them the truth.”
Now, there's no problem there, as to even Luther having told them the truth. You follow what I’m saying? But Jesus never brought Moses’ message. Moses looked forward. Luther looked forward to Wesley, perhaps not knowing it.
18There's no problem with Luther, Wesley and Pentecost having given truth for their day. They’re not a bunch of liars. They organized, and therefore they died when they organized. Because… Pentecost, I heard them, I told you about Upton, Reverend George Upton. He’s supposed to be living still, for all I know. Could be a hundred years old. I don’t know what he is, and I care less. That’s his business and God’s business. But he knew the truth, of what they claim about the Book of Acts.
There's no Amen written on it, therefore there should be an unfolding. But they took that for the signs and the things that transpired, ignoring how Paul brought the Word to the Gentiles, apart from any of the apostles and by direct revelation, face to face with God, like Moses, in a Pillar of Fire. They close--they don’t know that the book is still open, that had to happen again. But you see, they’re off the Word.
19Now there’s nothing wrong and no problem for Wesley, Luther and the rest of them. I’ve got no fuss there, nobody has. But they didn’t keep on.
But you see, they always make a denomination out of it for the vultures
The vultures have to come from denomination. John the Baptist never came from organization, Jesus never came, Moses never came, nobody ever came. Nobody. Check your Scriptures, like Bro. Branham did. Now:
But you see, they always make a denomination out of it for the vultures to... There's some of it (true message, the Truth that was told that’s-) left (over) after eagles (have eaten) and gone home. (See. Tucked away, in sleep.) Then they're waiting to see something else. The Word, they say, (now watch:) "Here it's supposed to come. We had caribou yesterday. We have sheep tomorrow." (And that’s right.) See what I mean? (If you got cariboo yesterday, you better have something else tomorrow.) "There's old caribou carcase down there bloating, but we got sheep coming today. Where's it at?"(Well it’s not denominations, see? No way. The hour today is emphasized for a new message.) See what I mean? Angel's food. The people that eat manna one day, if they tried to keep it over for the next day, it got contaminated. Don't you see all the types, how perfect?
20In other words, it’s a new message for the new hour, and there's proof of the message in every age as you type it, you can see here there always was a message, fresh Word coming up.
229 Same now. Notice, the vultures of Jesus day (were) also casting out devils: anointed ones, on the old carcase. (Now watch that, now because it’s going to right today and it’s always held true. On the old carcass, see?) Is that right? They were casting out devils. (In Jesus’ day.) Jesus said so.(Yeah, sure he did. He said if I by the finger of God, cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out?) And remember, they had prophets (also) in those days. (so they got casters-out-of-devils and prophets.) Caiaphas the high priest prophesied. How many (knew) that? Caiaphas prophesied. (Now notice, be very careful here.) The... Notice the position of the weed in the field.
21Now you could say, “well, I think it means the position of the weeds in the field means, that they’re just all mixed together in there and they’re not in rows, so that you can really pick them out.” But he’s not talking about that. He’s talking about Caiaphas, who is the head or the High Priest. So, if organized religion looks to anybody, it’s not going to be the prophet of God, it’s going to be one of their own buzzards. Now serious, that’s the position. Watch the position of the weed, single, in the field. Now watch what came upon Caiaphas, he’s talking about Caiaphas, the headship.
It's watered by the same anointing.
So you could have the pope of Rome, the president of the Assemblies of God, the Presbyters, whatever he is in the Presbyterian Church, the chief honcho of the Baptists, every single one with the same Spirit of God anointed them that fell on Bro. Branham, but didn’t get any further in their spirit.
Why did the Bible say he prophesied? Because he was high priest that year,
22In other words, he had an office to fulfill, so God anointed him. These buzzards have got an office to fulfill, so God’s going to anoint them. Don’t feel bad. Why would you feel bad? It’s pointless, this is supposed to happen. You think God’s not smart enough to know what He’s doing? “Why,” he said, “I’ll anoint those fellows to this office.” Sure! “Oh yeah,” He said, “the genuine signs and wonders?” He said. “Oh, no problem at all!”
“Why, he said, “they’ll be so deceiving everybody.” They’ll come on the great day of Judgment, when the all seeing Eye God lay’s everything bare, and say, “did we not do so and so?”
“Hey look! Now Lord, you know, we didn’t do that without Your name. So we got it.” No, you haven’t got It. Now you do what you want about it, this is the Bible. Now you think theologians are going to believe this? Well, if he was the right theologian he will.
Why did the Bible say he prophesied? Because he was high priest that year, a rotten scavenger, a weed and a thistle setting among the wheat; but the Spirit was upon him, the genuine Holy Spirit of God.
23The anti-authority anointed with authority. That’s right. If he’d have been full of the Holy Ghost he would have recognized the Word of the hour and all concerning It. Now you see, he’s going to become an authority with the Holy Ghost Itself. Remember, Judas was the devil, the temple of the devil. The devil himself entered him.
The Holy Spirit of God was upon Him to preach, prophesy, and foretell it to come to pass, and denied and crucified the very vindicated Word of the hour.
Looks like there’s a mistake here. They’ve got capitalized ‘him’. The Holy Spirit was upon Christ, and that’s capital, but Caiaphas, that’s a small ‘h’.
The Holy Spirit of God was upon (Caiaphas) to preach, prophesy, and foretell it to come to pass, and denied and crucified the very vindicated Word of the hour. (That’s Hebrews 6)
Oh, mercy, brother. How much longer do we have to say these things (See?), how much more through the Scripture?
24In other words, he’s making an overkill because the people still don’t understand it. They say, “well, how could it happen? How could it?” Well, it happened! They made a geep, haven’t they? Is that what they call it? A sheep and a goat. They took the…
Who’s here and into genetics? Newsweek Today. Maybe it’s a geesh. Shee. Yes! It’s a goat and a sheep. It’s hybrid, of course. Funny looking animal. It’s there. True enough.
I'll hurry. I got about ten pages here of Scriptures, how--proving all things.
230 The sun on the just and the unjust the same. (Well the same sun in the same way and the same rain in the same way, comes upon both the tare and the wheat.) Jesus said to prove this. "If I cast out devils by the finger of God, by (whom do) your children cast them out?"
25Now you notice that both catch the inspiration. The true and the false catch the inspiration. Now listen to me, I’m going to tell you about a little word. The word in the Greek is ‘epiphania’. The word in theological understanding can be called epiphany. And when you have your epiphany, it means your great illumination.
So the sun that came from the east to the west and shone, as lightning lighteth from one part to the other part, that’s the epiphania. And at the same time there's going to be an epiphany; the epiphany of the true and the epiphany of the false. And they both get it. And the one gets it entirely wrong.
“Oh hey, this is great! You can do this! And man, when we can do this, we know we’re right, because this is the right way.”
Isn’t that nice? Now could you think of anything more deceiving? If you can, you’re smarter than God, because God uses God to deceive. God Himself deliberately set out and He did it. Nobody can do a thing about it because God does it.
26As I said many a time in this church here, everybody outsmarts themselves, even the devil. Nobody but God is smart enough, so He doesn’t outsmart Himself. Now a lot of people think that God does, because they read this book wrong, but He takes the wise in their own craftiness and brings them to nothing. This here is fantastic when you see what's happened. How could God miss in a deal like this?
Now, they were casting out devils. They were prophesying. Is that right? But did not recognize Him being the Word of the hour. Why? Because He wasn't associated with them. (In other words, he came out apart from them. Now he said on that basis, because that’s what he’s talking about:) Now, take Matthew 24:24: "False christs, anointed ones will rise. (Now where will they arise from? Within the organizations and denominations. They’ll be a part of it.) And they'll be false prophets, prophesying (teaching and preaching) (See?), and will deceive the very elected if it was possible." (But it’s not.) You got it now?
27All right, they’re ordained to deceive and lead astray. 2 Timothy 3:1-9.
1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. (He’s talking to the elect, and everybody in general also, every believer.)
2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
Now when it says men shall love themselves, what does that speak to you of? Satan loving himself. He was the cherub that covered, he led in the worship, and he loved himself. He got puffed-up. He esteemed himself. Lovers of their own self are proud and arrogant. All they can do is see themselves. My opinions, my understanding, my this, my that. For men shall be lovers of their own selves. Any love towards God will proceed out of their own love.
Covetous, (want everything for themselves.) boasters, (they’re arrogant) (they’re proud, (they’re puffed up, they’re) blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
28Your Dayton paper and your ‘USA Today’ is just full of the Jimmy and Tammy scandal, pages of it. Now they’re kind of running scared, because they know they’re going to be in hot water with the government, and they’re going to be, too.
5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses,...
And shack up with stupid silly women, who claim they didn’t even know what they were going to get into. Phffft! My God, how stupid can you get? I suppose that’s how they figure the Pope didn’t have bastards strung around the world all these years, until they got a horrible disgrace and shame, because he was just too holy to indulge. Too holy to indulge? Are you kidding? How stupid can people get, especially young people? Would to God young people were taught right, from their mother and parents, who let them know exactly what's in the world and how to watch. You think it’s not a trap, you’re mistaken.
29If you think AIDS is not going to sweep the world, you’re nuts, because it’s going to sweep. I already know it’s going to lie dormant for twenty years. In other words, this world hasn’t got twenty years for its last breath.
I won’t be ninety two years of age. I won't have to wait that long. Don’t kid yourselves. Better shake yourself and know you’re living, but you’re living in death. You want to get out of here. They’re paying their price, don’t worry.
...and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
That’s what you are looking at right there. So all of these things up here show you because they can not take the truth, they enter into every single thing that’s mentioned. And if you don’t believe that, read Romans the first chapter. I’ll read it for you.
30Look, I tell you, we’re never going to get through. We could preach one sermon, over three hundred, four hundred sermons, and go in the rapture. Verse 18. [Rom1:18-24:]
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold (down) the truth in unrighteousness;
In other words, they substitute their own creeds and dogmas and things for the Holy Word of God.
19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
31In other words, God absolutely manifested in a way they can't mistake to them, and they know that it was of God.
20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, (In other words, types and shadows prove it.) even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, (They became insipid, they thought they were sophists, they became insipid. Yuck!)
23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. (They made man a god. Socialism.)
24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
32There you are. Homosexuality. So what’s going to happen? Judgment. Before the flood, you got it now. [2 Tim 3:8-10]
8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
9 But they shall proceed no further: (there’s no place else to go! Seventh Church Age, it’s all over.) for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as (also was theirs).
10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, (Notice. He said, first of all he mentions his doctrine, then his manner of life.) (his) purpose, (his) faith, longsuffering, (and so on.)
33All right, we’re up on page 54:
231 Notice the children. (That’s the ones that cast out devils.) If I cast out devils by the Word of God (which He was the Word of God), (whom do) your denominational children cast them out by?" (Well, it’s the same Jesus, same Name, same everything. Same God doing it.) Now... And God alone can cast out a devil; we know that: God alone, (can do it) for the strong man has to be stronger than the one in his house. They had power to do it.
And he’s telling you flat that they had the Holy Ghost and the ability from Him to do this very thing that they are doing. Now Bro. Branham points out that the same anointing is on both, that’s the true and the false, but only the prophet of God is the true one.
You know (that the Book of) Revelation there said that (the) antichrist that (rose up) in the last days (did) signs and wonders that even deceived those that dwelled upon the face of the earth, and deceived every one of them, Christians and all, whose names were not written in the Lambs Book of Life--answering to Matthew 24:24
34Now, this statement here, in light of the tremendous anointing to do signs and wonders in the Holy Ghost that the anointed ones are doing now, Bro. Branham switches it plumb over to the antichrist, bringing out I believe what I’ve said many times, that I believe the antichrist will be a fantastic, fabulous person. He will be so close to Jesus the Christ as to be absolutely pitiful. He’ll be a fantastic person.
He’ll do all of these things. Now he has great miracles, signs, and wonders coming out of Mt 24:24. Now, notice he says, to deceive everyone of them, Christians and all. So, that’s six billion people, of which maybe only one and a half billion are really nominal Christians or Christians. Now how is he going to deceive everybody? Well, let’s stop a minute. He’s talking about signs and wonders, right?
35Daddy Bosworth went to Japan about age seventy-five maybe, somewhere in there. Daddy Bosworth told me personally that he never had a failure when it came to praying for people with radical mastoids. I only had one time in my life that God put the eardrum and bones back in. I knew He would do it, how He’d do it I have no idea right to this day, but I knew He would do it. Don’t ask me to pray for you if you have a radical mastoid, it wouldn’t work. It just happened. Well Daddy said every time he went to someplace, he always called them to the platform because he knew God would do it. And he’d say plug your good ear. After he prayed there wasn’t one case that the radical mastoid wasn’t reversed.
Now that’s very good, but Daddy Bosworth never said “I challenge you.” He only preached healing and he said, “If God will do this, will you listen?”
36Bro. Branham in India, before 500,000 people, I suppose literally millions, because they soon caught the word, deliberately challenged the prophets of Baal, and the man got healed. What if this should happen in this, coming up? I don’t know. But I’m just showing you the possibility. Don’t sell anything short, brother/sister, what's going on today. It’s going into Headship, the final ripening stage.
So, he says here:
(Those) whose names were not written in the Lambs Book of Life…
Answering to Mt 24:24, so that means they’re responding right now. And he’s not pointing so much at the antichrist, though that’s going to be a great showdown, big thing, but he wants you to watch the prophets of the world now, that are going to bring in the antichrist all the way, and don’t even know it. Whether shouting “Hallelujah, glory to God,” they’re going to bring in the antichrist. Completely deceived. Now:
…That Life that was in the root of that--of that genuine orange tree,
37Okay, what was the life in the root of the orange tree? 1 Jn 1:1-3.
1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, (Root and offspring of David.) which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;
Now he’s not handling the Spirit. Handle me, and see, for a spirit hath not flesh and bones. [Lk 24:39] This is flesh and blood and bone, so that’s not spirit, but there's a spirit in there. And the spirit took a form on, so now it’s life. You can’t breed spirits; Spirit bring life.
2 (For the life was manifested,…
In the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God, and the Word was God. In Him was life. [Jn 1:1] In other words, in Him was the authority and the ability to become living like His creation. So therefore, He did it. And what did they handle? They handled the body that was born from the womb of Mary.
2 (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, (Now that’s Zoe.) which was with the Father, (In the Father, that’s right! Just like John 1:1) and was manifested unto us;) (Thoroughly known to be God manifested in flesh through the Son.)
3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, (We throughly exegtisised and showed you exactly how it was) that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.
38Now what is he telling you? He’s telling you the eternal Spirit had only one way to come into manifestation and that was in the form of Life in the Lord Jesus Christ. And that Life that was manifested, that Spirit that came into that physical being, was the light to every single man, and there's no other Light. In other words, God Himself through nature and every single thing else, has shown that He is a living God, He is spirit, he can be reached, He can be touched, He can be heard, He is available. And His availability was made to the point of handling. And you can see how that works from the prophets, all the way down.
Okay, he says here:
That Life that was in the root of that--of that genuine orange tree, that come up through all those citrus and everything else, and passed on and put the fruit in the top of the tree, above all the denominational grass and branches... You got it? I'll hurry.
39He’s telling you right there, what? That the very life that was in Christ has now manifested Itself at the top of the tree. It’s come back in a perfect manifestation, showing God Himself. Now here now we are at the top of the tree, and we’re the first-fruits, with the Headship, which has come back to the church. From root to top, the same.
232 The strong man... Remember David now, he was honest and sincere trying to do God a work and wasn't ordained to do it. (So character is not the issue. Character is not the issue.) They, the anointed ones (do likewise.) But Jesus said, "They're teaching for doctrine the interpretation of the Scriptures of man (See?), (In other words, they don’t have a revelation.) not the Word of God, not His vindicated Word. Teaching a historical Christ (See?),
40Now, this is where they come against the truth. Now, looking down the road here, you might recall that Doctor Moon, with his Universal Church, was put on the spot and he was thrown into prison for doing what the Roman Catholic priests do all the time. Now why? Because the Moonie has been a thorn in the flesh of the religions. And those birds can't stand anybody to get in their hair, or to take their money, or their prestige, or anything else. And the government deliberately used a ploy through maybe the Catholics and Protestants combined to try to get old Moonie out of the way.
Now what do you thing he’s going to do with us when the time comes? I don’t see that we’ve got any room to sit around and think that something can’t happen to us. I don’t know, see?
41Now, again you notice that Bro. Branham is hitting Hebrews 13:8, for he says:
a historical Jesus, (See?) something that was. And the Bible said He is: "I am not I was, or will be, I am right now."
I like that, because people are still looking down the road. Why are you looking down the road? The thing--the person and what he brought was to get us out of here--had better not disappear with what he brought, or we’re stuck. The Dynamizer had better be here. I want to let--somebody tell me when he went.
Bro. Branham said He’s got to increase, who is he talking about? It’s a certain thing that Bro. Branham did decrease, he’s dead, physically speaking. All right? They can’t identify Heb 13:8, and they must identify Him or they’ll never believe the Word.
He's that Word that lives through here. He was... In the beginning He was in the (the first shoot)--He was in the--the blades; He was in the tassel; He was in the shuck; but now He's in the grain.
42Same grain that was planted has come right on back, and that’s Hebrew 13:8, proving He is here.
233 Now, you go back and try to live again...
In other words, you try to go back and live again. How would you like to be sixteen years old if you’re twenty? How’d you like to be thirty if you were seventy-two? Well, I’d even settle for fifty-five, you want to know the truth. I might even settle for sixty-five. I was in pretty good shape for sixty, at least I thought I was. I’m in better shape now, but I got some rugged things happening. You can’t go back, nobody can.
What if that life took back down... You think that Life would ever …go back after that old shuck's dried up, ever go back and live in it again? (Wheat doesn’t reverse and go back in the dead stalk. That thing’s only a carrier for life that’s coming up, that’s all.) It never does. "For it is impossible for those which were once enlightened and didn't move on with the Word as it (came) to pass..."
If they take it further down the road, it’s too late. Can’t do it, see? Look at Catholicism. Why they said, “Listen, if Pope John XXIII had been pope instead of Leo and Tetzel, we wouldn’t have had the trouble.” Why sure, the Jews say, “well, if somebody else had been here we wouldn’t have crucified Jesus.” People say, “well, we wouldn’t have treated the Methodist so bad.” Now they are hugging the Pentecostals.
43When I was a kid, all I heard of the Pentecostal’s spoke in tongues and they’d bring some Chinaman in there, so-called, who heard them speaking the filthiest ungodly languages--you’d blush and I’d never dare say what they were suppose to be saying in tongues. Sheesh. Hogwash. Stinking bunch of Methodists, strung up old Joe Smith, call him a horse thief. They just wanted to get rid of his religion. I think Joe Smith had better religion than they did. At least he had polygamy. These birds didn’t even have that much. I’m not in favor of polygamy, I’m just letting you know what I think of Methodism. I don’t need to talk.
Pentecost turned this down flat. They’re dead. You think there’s going to be a revival? There ain’t no such thing as revival. Everybody talking revival. There's no way the church is going to have a revival. You can’t bring it back, it’s dead!
What do you want to bring the chaff back for? The chaff is just about the most miserable thing under God’s high heaven for a farmer to deal with, what’s he going to do? Oh, once in a while a cow will eat a little bit, lick his chops on it a bit, maybe. You talk about brittle cruddy stuff, get that down the back of your neck and your clothes and things. Just like the barley beards. Wow. There's not much--put it in the soil, when does it finally mix in and deteriorate, go back to humus? It’s what the Scripture says: burn it! See?
44All right. He was in the shuck but now He’s in the grain. The same One came back, same Jesus, Heb 13:8. It will never live again, the life will never go down in there, they cannot be enlightened.
They're dead, gone. "And the thorns and thistles which is nigh unto rejection, (they take their place with the thorns and thistles.) whose end is to be burned..."
Notice they’re now called thorns and thistles, showing you that the shuck is a borrower of what never was his in the first place. Life’s gone on. Look it, let’s face it. You can’t suddenly say, “well now this thistle was actually wheat life that went haywire.” Hogwash, it was always thistle life.
But you got Christianity, the church, where the life was coming up. When that’s, the life has gone out of it, then what is there after the life goes up? Luther, Wesley, Pentecost, there's nothing there. So what is it? Same as tares. They’re now called tares. Okay, they’ve missed the revival of this hour.
234 Notice, the Scripture now. Teaching a historical God (See?), just like they're trying to live in the past,
45You know, this great fad for antiques. Oh I’m not against them, but look, they’re not--they don’t mean too much. I think they’re kind of nice to look at, but I’d sooner have a modern bed myself and a modern car. I don’t want to go back driving a horse and buggy or a wheelbarrow.
…"Well, Wesley said so-and-so; So-and-so said so-and-you’re your refusing the promised Word of the day, the Manna that's clearly identified (for) the day. They try to put their old Lutheran, Baptist, Pentecostal wines in our new bottles. It (won’t) work. And our new wine in their old bottles won't work. If they try to put this new wine in the denomination, their folly is made manifest. They can't do it; it blows her up. (In plain English the denomination simply says “no dice, get out.” They won't take it.) "Now, brother, I seen the Word of God perfectly by the Word..."
46In other words, he’s telling us by the Word of God I see it manifested out here, it’s all one, it’s in vogue right now, it is present. All right. Hebrews 13:8 is the Christ-like coming on the scene in every age, and taking out the elect and moving on to the next stage. Each time a new revelation comes; each time there's a new message. Absolutely.
The manifested vindicated Life or Word is in full effect and power at this hour, and the people turn It down.
235 "Now, look here Doctor, if... We--we can't have that." (Now Brother Branham speaks to Ned Iverson) Ned, I think you've had some of that lately.
47Ned tried to get out of the Presbyterian Church as a minister and they said, “We don’t have any rules to get you out.” You talk about a--you listen, the Masons, the Oddfellows, the Eagles can do better than that! Didn’t know how to do it.
"We--we just can't have that here; now, I--I would rather that you maybe just go on..." You know. See, it won't work. It blows up. You don't put a new piece of garment in an old garment, 'cause you make it all a rent. (In other words, out of place entirely.) See? Didn't Jesus say that? You can't put new wine in old bottles; it blows them up. The new wine's got life in it. All right.
48So all right. Now, the organization is something like Jonah, he’s going to vomit up, Jonah, the whale’s going to vomit up Jonah for coming in.
236 Notice here something real quick now while we're ending the--our talk. Notice Revelation 16:13-14. If you want to put that down, I won't have time maybe to go to it. I want you to be sure to see it. Now, notice, this is the sounding between the Sixth and Seventh Vial. Now, we're--we'll close out just in a minute, if you can just bear a few minutes longer. Closing out now, notice. Revelation 16:13-14, (So we’ll read it.)
13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. (Now that’s singular, notice.)
Revelation 16:13-14, between the Sixth and Seventh Vial, (Okay, it’s right in there.) three unclean spirits like frogs (Did you notice that?) went out of the mouth of someone. Now, notice, quickly, are you ready, say, "Amen." [Congregation replies, "Amen."--Ed.] A trinity of spirits...
239 Now, denominational brother, set still just a minute. Don't get up and walk out of the room, back out there on this radio--telephone hook-up. Don't turn your tape recorder off; set still just a minute and listen. If you're borned of God you will.
240 A trinity of frogs... A frog is an animal that always looks backward. He never looks where he's going; he looks where he's come from. See? Don't you see? Where was trinitarism borned at? Remember, three unclean spirits, individual spirits... Are you getting it?
49What would that be today? Luther, Wesley, Pentecostal too. The fallen stars. Trinity doctrine.
Notice. They look back to the Nicaea Council where the trinity doctrine was born. Not in the Bible, there's no such a thing. They look back to the Nicaea Council at Nicaea,
Now you notice that Luther, Wesley and Pentecost all look back to Rome, and do not dare look at the Word for the truth. They turn down the vindicated truth of Hebrews 6 and keep looking back to Nicaea.
Nicaea Rome, where the trinity was born at. Notice where they come from. Notice, in the trinity of frogs came out of an old trinity, to give birth to a new trinity, their mother.
50Okay, that’s Revelation 13.
1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. (The name of blasphemy.)
2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet (This is like Daniel, remember?) were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
Now that is ancient Roman Empire, that was mortally wounded by the heathen coming in, and rose up again under Papal Rome. Because it’s the same old Babylon, seated on seven hills.
4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? (Now the beast, of course, symbolizes great power.)
5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
Now, that’s what you are looking at here, is the beast that was killed and came back to life. And so out of that old trinity and heathen doctrine of Babylon, Rome took the title which Julius Caesar first took and became a pontiff, he took the Babylonian titles, and then the Pope did, firmly entrenching Rome and the Roman Catholic dogma, as the great new force of Chapter 13, which you’ll see from verse 11, America rises up.
51This is America, headed by the Catholics. The Catholics have taken over. They’re predominant now, and they can pretty well--they do control everything. And they will control everything with the Protestant dogmas, which they’ll embrace altogether.
So, it says:
…(the) trinity, the dragon (See?), the beast, and the false prophet, a trinity new for the... When would these frogs come out? (Now watch:) When did it? Notice. They was there all the time, but it wasn't manifested until between the Sixth and Seventh Vial, just before the Seals opened to reveal it.
Now what he’s telling you is what I said before from Bro. Branham. The wheat was there, the tares were there the same time. Cain was there the same time Abel was there. Judas was there the same time Jesus was there. And what you’ve got at this point is the trinity doctrine was fully exposed, and Bro. Branham completely repudiated because of the trinity doctrine. Now that’s what you are looking at.
They was there all the time, but it wasn't manifested until between the Sixth and Seventh Vial, just before the Seals opened to reveal it. For in the Message of the seventh angel the mysteries of God would be known, all these trinitarian things, and false baptisms, and everything was to be made manifest.
52How was it made manifest? By vindication. So the Seventh Seal reveals all. What is under the vials of the Great Tribulation is already here, and is revealed and proven by Rev 16:15 … yes, 16th chapter … let’s see now. 13:
13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs (said, ‘like’ frogs) come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
14 For (these) are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
So that’s what you are looking at here in this Scripture. Now he said:
God help us to see (the) Truth.
53But this is the very same thing that we see over here in, under the Seventh Seal, Rev 22:10.
10 And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.
11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: (and so on)
And then Verse 18 to 19.
18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
And you notice the plagues signify the Great Tribulation. So then, the time of the Great Tribulation that the Seals will be defiled--defied, and man is going to add what he wants to add to them. And that even could take in people, I suppose, that say they believe this message.
242 And (don’t) think it's somebody trying to say something (In other words, he said I’m not trying to tell you something and put somebody down.) to--to... (For I feel somebody’s spirit resenting what I am saying). You see? I'm not speaking of myself, brother; I'm speaking of the Angel of the Lord that's in the camp. That's exactly right.
54In other words, Bro. Branham is the mouthpiece of God in this White Throne City, where they’re all sitting down together.
Now people are already controlled by Rev 16:13-16. There people already controlled were in the meeting where Bro. Branham preached this sermon and out on the telephone lines. Many people sat there, many people are still sitting and don’t understand it.
243 Notice. A trinity, the dragon... How many knows what the dragon was? It was Rome. And the dragon stood before the woman to (deliver) her child as soon as it was born.
55Okay, that’s in Revelations 12. This is speaking of Israel. Verse 3.
3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. (The same one! Same mysterious organization.)
4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. (In other words, this organization down here is controlled by devils, fallen devils.)
5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.
6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.
Now a lot of this is typical in here but we know is fulfilled already. Rome stood there to destroy the child because Herod wanted to kill the baby. God protected the child. That’s Rome. So you can see what it is. The dragon is still here to destroy the Christ. That’s certainly. Because the devil tried to destroy Jesus by temptation and take over. He destroyed Adam by temptation, Eve by temptation. But he will not destroy God; there's no way he can get to God.
See, how could the devil get to God through the Holy--through the spirit? God is spirit, the devil couldn’t touch him. But you put God into any form of manifestation; the devil can come right up against it. And that’s what you got to understand; what manifestation is all about.
56So the trinity doctrine was already there at the time of the birth of Jesus Christ, waiting for its chance. You know before Jesus was born, the trinity doctrine was in existence in China. And you can see the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost doctrine right there. And the Babylonian doctrine had Jesus as the husband of the mother. You get ‘Hislop’s Two Babylons’, and you’ll see things that in there that will absolutely will confound you and make you wonder where the Roman Catholic Church came from and where it’s going, with the rest of the Protestants. And I can tell you right now, they’re going to get burned.
You understand that that’s what the end is? Don’t look for millions of people to be saved and a great big bunch of foolish virgin, this, that, and the other thing. Don’t look for those. It’s impossible, brother, when you begin to look at things in the light of the Scripture, taking all of your types.
57Now he said here:
It was Rome. And the dragon stood before the woman to devour her child as soon as it was born. Is that right? What does beast mean in the Bible? "Power." All right.
244 False prophet, a false prophet, a false anointed one... See? Started where? This is false prophet singular (We read it, Rev. 16:13) false prophet, the first pope. And from there (came) up the--the whore and the mother of harlots, the whole thing. A false trinity was rising, not in the early days, wouldn't be made manifest in the early days, it went right on through with it. But when the Seven Seals (became) and opened (Came into existence, time to be opened,) those mysteries and revealed them, that's when the frogs, three unclean spirits like frogs (came) out to manifest themselves, a trinity doctrine against the Truth.
58And that’s where Brother Branham got it, in the neck, spiritually speaking. And the Oneness couldn’t stand it because he was not Jesus only. So Bro. Branham was of God, you can see what isn’t of God, isn’t that clear? No big mystery. If the red apple is poisoned and the green isn’t, you take the green apple. So this is how you recognize truth and error.
See where it come from? See where it's going back to? Ecumenical Council. (That’s exactly right. The world and the church got together.) They're all brothers anyhow, same spirits, same thing. (Yeah. The Catholics will tell you that. You got a Catholic baptism, you’re Catholics.) And watch. So deceiving, performing miracles. And these are devils that go forth to all the gods of the earth, working miracles to deceive them in the last day; (That’s the big shots of the earth, I think he means.) and will succeed in doing it. What did God say about (it.) That evil spirit said, "I'll go down and get in the mouth of those prophets and cause them to prophesy a lie, to cause Ahab to come out there to be destroyed."
And so what are they doing? They are prophesying lies to cause the people to all be destroyed. You don’t think for one minute that God killed Ahab and didn’t kill the 400 prophets of Baal? You would have to be ridiculous. Old Elijah killed them all off to begin with, then he raised a whole bunch more, they all got killed, too. The prophet--they came against Jeremiah, died too, see?
59All right. Right in this service where Bro. Branham was preaching, they raised their heads up. Who are they against now? The devils have incarnated themselves in these preachers. That’s right, because:
245 God said, "Go, you will succeed.
Now that lying devil that God sent there, I want to ask you, was that a spirit of God? No means, it was a spirit created by God, that fell. See, God let the spirit go in, took those people over:
245 God said, "Go, you will succeed, You'll get them to believe it. They're not on that Word to begin with. (See?) Go, for you will persuade him. You'll be the one will do it when you get in them false prophets, 'cause he's (Ahab) relying right on them.
You think that’s not going to happen today? Sure it is. They’re ready for it. They want it. They say, “Hallelujah, this is it! We can have our toast--you know, our cake and eat it.” Oh sure, see?
They’re prophets, they’re gods to the people. Remember, prophets are gods to the people, so they get in there, they’re gods, they’re prophets. Sure.
60Okay, page 57. Ahab relied on them.
And he (Ahab doesn’t) know (anything) about the Word; neither will he try to learn about it. He can't do it, because he's a thistle to begin with." See, see? "You'll succeed."
Yet Ahab was an Israelite, wasn’t he? Yup. That looks like Jude 3 and 4.
3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once (for all) delivered unto the saints.
4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, (Now they’re not in the foreordination like you and I are, they’re just ordained to it.) ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
And you know, there are people that do that. In the first case they make Him three gods, there could only be two at the most, because God is spirit, that’s Holy Ghost, what are you going to do, have two of them, two Holy Ghosts? Can’t do it. And deny the Lord Jesus for Christ. They’re doing it right now. Right now in this message. The Lord descended with a Shout, and our Lord we’ll meet in the air.
61Jehovah said to Adonai, “Sit on My right hand.” Who’s here putting the church in order? God, Christ, Holy Spirit, Bro. Branham said, to raise the dead. Who are we going to meet in the air when that Spirit becomes incarnate to us, having taken us to the Wedding Supper, will incarnate himself, we’ll crown Him King of kings and Lord of lords? I don’t think there’ll be anything more perfect than that. I don’t know what the Scriptures says otherwise. What did Bro. Branham say? He--no, come on. William Branham never changed his doctrine, brother/sister.
You’ll succeed, it said here, because they’re all set up for it.
246 Look here at these false frogs, looking back. "Why, you know what they said back there at Nicaea." (They’ll tell you, we go way back there.) I don't care what they said (way back) there at Nicaea; I'm saying what they said up here at the throne of God, what would be, not what was, what will be, for… I AM.
62In other words, Bro. Branham says caught up Revelation 4:1-3, where the bride’s taken, you know, the view in heaven; Revelation 10:1, Hebrews 13 and all those things. And Hebrews 12. He said, “I’m telling you what's being said now. Because I am receiving the message from God.”
See? False. Look at that. Notice where they come from.
247 Now, listen closely, we see plainly after the Seven Seals has been opened; that's to reveal that mystery. (What mystery? The trinity.) What is that trinity? See? Where was it ever called trinity? Where in the Bible did It even speak the word "trinity"? Where could there be three gods, that we worship three gods and not be heathens? How can they be separate when He said, "I and My Father are One. (Now that’s not Jesus only.) Except you believe that I'm He, you'll perish in your sins (See?), your unbelief."
63Okay, what's the mystery? How could they be one? 2 Cor 5:18-19.
18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
19 To wit, (to this end) that God was in Christ…
How did God reconcile us to Him? By living in Jesus the Christ. Okay, 1 Tim3:16.
16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh…
Whose flesh? Jesus. How did he get here? Born. What caused his birth? The creation of a sperm and an egg put in the womb of Mary.
…seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
641 Jn 1:3, we read it, see? Okay.
248 That's right. No trinity... No, sir. That's a false thing. Seven Seals, opening those mysteries that it should be finished, shows up. (Shows up the false understanding.) Seal opened, disposes, shows up, makes plain the hidden Truths that the Seals had hid all these years, through all those churches and denominations. (Okay. The truth of one God, versus trinity and Jesus-only, is manifested.) The great whore of Revelation 7, who was she? But she was the mother of harlots also. See?
65Now remember that all this harlotry and all this error is based on one single solitary Scripture, Mt 28:19. And it’s been said that this is not original, it absolutely was not in the original.
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Of course, the good question comes up; let’s say it’s in the original. Then you give me the name of the Father, because that’s not a name. Give me the name of the Son, that’s not a name. Holy Ghost, that’s what it is. What is the name?
I came in my Father’s name. What was he named? Jehovah Savior, Jesus. See?
66All trinitarians are condemned as idolaters. This has to be true, otherwise how can God give blanket destruction to the people? Say, what brought all the sin of the world in as we know it today in the church? The trinitarian doctrine. That’s the major one. Of course, it started seeping in at the time of Paul.
249 Now, "You call them vultures," you say, "Brother Branham." That's right. But remember, a vulture is a bird. He is anointed to fly also. The two spirits be so close it'd deceive the (very) elected. A vulture is as big as a--as an eagle. He could fly like the eagle, and is anointed to fly, or to preach, or to prophesy (Notice.) as same as the eagles, but he can't follow the eagle in height. No, no. If he tries to follow the eagle, his follies will be made manifested. Yes, sir. He can't follow the eagle. "Oh," you say, "I believe in Jesus Christ being the Son of God. I believe God the Father, Almighty, Creator of heavens and earth, Jesus Christ His Son, and so forth." Oh, sure they do that. But what about Him being the same yesterday, today, and forever? See?
67Can they take Genesis 18? Can they take Mal 4:5-6? Notice, we see two things here Bro. Branham brings out very strong under the Seals. One, there is one God. Number two, Heb 13:8, they must understand It, or there's no way to get the truth that Bro. Branham preached. And I’m going to tell you, that’s a pretty hard truth to get into. Took me years to see what he’s saying, and I only got it by the constant pounding of the illustration of Genesis 18, when I suddenly saw that is Hebrews 13:8. That is God in His way. And that’s what God had against Israel; they always saw His acts, but only Moses Knew His way. And they wouldn’t listed to Moses. And only Bro. Branham knew the true way of God and the people wouldn’t listen.
250 A eagle is a special built bird. There's nothing like him on the earth. See? He--he... If a buzzard try to follow him, or any other bird, he'd disintegrate. His follies would be made manifest, sure enough. He'd blow up when you try to put the new wine in an old bottle.
Sure. I told you about one fellow tried to say, “Thus Saith The Lord” from a vision. It didn’t come to pass. He blew it. Then he blamed Bro. Branham.
See? He would blow up. He'd disintegrate. He ain't made, he ain't... His--his body isn't put together with the structure to hold him up there.
68Look it, you got to be born a prophet. Your subconscious mind and your conscious mind got to be blipped back and forth. It’s too bad that--well of course, Bro. Branham’s brains were so scrambled; there’d be no way they could have examined his brain to see just what his brain was really like. It would have been interesting to find out, because it’s different. Mayo Clinic knew it. His body’s put with a different structure to get him up there.
When he gets in (those) great spheres up (there), if he (weren’t) made, ordained, predestinated, (born an) eagle, he (would burst into) pieces. (Sure. Dan, you got sick for twenty one days. William Branham got sick, too.) See? The feathers would fly out of his wings, and he'd fall to the earth. (In other words, he couldn’t navigate as a prophet, no way.) Sure. He (the buzzard) can't follow the eagle in height. If he tries to, his folly will be made manifest. That's right. You can't (do it.)
69What’s he trying to say? He said, look, these guys can fly around with their miracles and signs and wonders, imitating and copying, proving they’re of the devil. Now that’s a hard one right there.
“Well you mean to tell me you got blanket coverage?”
You got blanket coverage. Make up your mind.
“Well you’re too nice.”
Be nice. I don’t feel that nice. I’m not trying to condemn anybody. You got to believe the prophet. Your own thinking has got to go.
They can’t follow, see? Now they can’t get up there with the Word, there’s no way. So when you see somebody trying to do or doing what Bro. Branham did since the prophet came and went, you know the guy is a phony and you know he is off the Word. So when he says something, you know the prophet said it right. So you check with the prophet.
70How many minutes? Forget it. We’ll have to go back to the eagle. All right, we took it slow tonight, took our time. So I hope you are getting these things down very, very strong, because, remember, vindication is passé, it is finished. Over.
Prophet? What's a prophet all about? Tell me. Word. What are the signs and wonders for? To point to the Word, that’s all. What are these people use signs and wonders for? To point to the Word. Who is the Word? Christ, Logos. Who are they looking for? Logos. Missed It. So we’re a privileged people.
Gracious eternal Father, again we want to say how privileged we are for Your gathering us together, in the Holy name of the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Giving us Lord, the desire to come, and then Lord, the ability by Your Holy Spirit, to understand what is being said when we do come together, to see what the prophet told us.
And Father, we are very grateful that You allow us to see some of the things that the prophet said. We know we don’t get it all, but we do know we’re getting a principle laid out here and with the principle Lord, then we should be able to maneuver quite well in these seas that are out here, Lord God. Treacherous shoals ahead, the prophet said great waves coming, but he did tell us the ship was properly adjusted, the propellers were there, everything necessary, everything in balance, and the--no doubt the gyroscope’s, everything in perfect order so the boat would just crest every wave and take us to the safe harbor at last.
71So Father we just want to praise and thank You for this message, which we know gives us health to our souls. And we’re praying Lord, that the energy in our souls will be released into our minds, our spirits, our very bodies, until we form a unity with You Lord, in such a way that we will be those true manifested sons of God.
Not showing outwardly, not demonstrating anything perhaps, but just being the beings we are. Father, heal our inner workings, heal our outer workings, oh God.
We just thank You now for everything. Take us on our way, bring us back again Lord, together, to further worship Thy great and Holy Name, growing up more and more in Christ, putting more and more on Christ, maturing more and more, until one day, Lord, the dead will come out of the ground.
What a great union that’ll be. What a great day to be caught up, but the greatest of all Lord, is to see You incarnated, crown You King of kings and Lord of lords.
Father, put such joy and such a thought in our hearts Lord, that this great privilege that supported us, that we’ll hardly eat or sleep or drink Lord, just thinking upon it. Hardly waiting for that great day.
God help us to be enthused and on fire as never before. To this end, we give you the praise in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
The Lord bless you. Let’s sing, ‘Take the name of Jesus with you’.