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1 Gracious heavenly Father, we want to commend ourselves to You tonight. Knowing that we’re not in a diverse strait where some were, that they said—and a time of great distress and battle and being overtaken, and where should we turn? But Lord, we are in an even greater battle, and to who should we turn but to You, knowing that the battle is on Lord, engaged in, to take possession of lives. And Father, we want You to take possession of our lives. Help us in this study tonight Lord, to see the dangers that the prophet brought out, which dangers Lord, we can escape from, because we have not been ordained unto destruction, but rather, to life. So Father, we are looking to You at this hour, to help us in the meditation upon Thy Word.
And we give You the praise and the glory because You’ll answer our prayers. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen. You may be seated.
Now this is number 19, Anointed Ones at the End Time, and hopefully we can finish off tonight. Now, last Sunday we saw that these false prophets, who are correctly anointed to gifts and fruit, but can not receive a true revelation of the Word, are deceived themselves, and deceiving others to accomplish two things that are their lot to fulfill or see fulfilled.
One, to keep the people in the organizations, as did Jannes and Jambres when they showed the Egyptians that the leaders of their authoritarian government could produce what Moses produced, thereby lessening or nullifying Moses’ vindication, so that the people were content to stay there. So today, if all denominational or Christian organizations can produce a Malachi 4, at least after a sorts, who needs to hear Elijah?
Two, the last group to come out of organization were the Pentecostals. Balaam can well represent them, because the last day move should be a departure from their ranks, that is naturally they should leave, but they don’t. Lutherans left the Catholics and the Wesleyans left the Lutherans, and the Pentecostals left the Wesleyans, but there will be no coming out.
2Now notice, it is the Pentecostals like Balaam who are now stopping any and all from coming to the truth, because they have cast the stumbling block of idolatry of the trinity before all Christendom, and they are backed up by their creeds and dog--by the power ministry. As Balaam joined Balak, church and government, the original Nicaea, so today Pentecost is hand in glove in government-sponsored denominational religion, to annul and destroy Mal 4:5 and 6, and hold down the truth in unrighteousness.
With this last day, money and sex scandal to the Pentecostals, there’s a move to organize a government approved and government sanctioned committee who will oversee and police themselves as do doctors and lawyers. How do you like them apples?
The doctors, of course, will protect the doctors. If we cut you up and throw you away to the dogs, your tough luck, too bad! Because we are doctors. And they run the government. The government says police them, we’ll back you up. And this is what the ecumenical movement do, trying to do for years, and I think they are going to succeed now because the IRS will throw its lot with them. You messed at the end time, it was the time of Jesus Christ’s great birth on earth, that the money changers were condemned, but the tax payers were literally running everything, that is, the tax collectors. Terrible taxation, terrible greed. So you got that again today.
3This put trinity in headship and forms an integral and devastating part of the beast image, what they are doing now. They’re getting closer to it. Could it now be that this is just the right avenue, required to give more power to the beast and help ecumenicism take over completely? I think it is, myself. It certainly appears so, because as the doctors lobby and the lawyers lobby can control our government, the preachers with the peoples backing can force the government to do what no other group can.
The reason I say that is because they’ve got the backing of the people, and a church which is esoterical or esthetic, which will be far greater in effect to back preachers, than the doctors or lawyers could ever get people to back them. Because people just don’t respect doctors that much, and they’re kind of feisty with them, you see all the law suits, and people certainly do not respect lawyers. I don’t think they respect teachers too much either, but there’s a lot of power that the ministry will over the people; so the people then wield back the ministry which now have complete government backing, and you can see where it is headed for a real strong step. And you’ll notice that the plea is to the government now, leave us alone and we’ll police ourselves. That’s what the weasels said to the chickens.
4Bro. Branham has compared these false anointed ones to birds. Specifically he calls the true prophet an eagle, and the false ones he calls buzzards. He mentioned that they can not see as the eagle sees. Now he mentions they can not fly as the eagle flies in paragraph 251 on page 58: All right:
251 Why? He can’t see like the eagle. What good does it do to try jump real high and can’t see where you’re at when you’re up there?
Now we looked at that last week of course, and we saw how that was Balaam in there. And they couldn’t see the baptism, they couldn’t see all those things in there that we know that they’re supposed to see but they simply can’t see it.
...He’s screaming, and shouting, and carrying on, but just speak the Word to him…(and) his folly’s made known. Talk to him about the baptism in the Name of Jesus Christ, or Him being the same yesterday, today, and ever (and he’ll just say,) “Oh, now wait just a minute.” See? There his feathers are dropping. See, he’s all jumped up and prophesying, casting out devils, and speaking in tongues, and shouting, and carrying on, running up-and-down the floor. But don’t try to (where am I up to here?) follow up there… he will surely be made known.
5Now we followed on down to where we got to the bottom of page 59, and this is where he talked about the seeing and here’s where we come done to the flying.
255 That fulfills Matthew 24:24.
These false prophets that are living on carrion, they can’t understand the Word, they can’t get up there to receive the Word, and they can’t take the Word when It’s brought back to them. And just a little more explanation what these buzzards are like:
He’s flying, jumping up in the air, flopping his wings, but he just can’t get high enough.
6In other words, he gets a lot of steam up, and he gets a lot of emotion up, and he gets a lot of things going for him, but he can’t get to that bracket, to that place where he is up there where the prophet is. But he just can’t get high enough. He can’t get, of course, past his denominational dogma. That’s his trouble, he can’t leave it alone.
See? That’s right. See, he can’t go... He can’t reach high enough to get that fresh Manna. He can eat the old manna that’s down here on the ground, the old dead rabbits that’s been run over a week ago, and a month ago, or forty years ago, contamination. He can eat that, and just gloat over it, and (rejoice over it and) squawk, and holler, and carry on, jump up and fly like another eagle, he’s anointed like another bird. And he is a type of an eagle, (see, there’s a clean eagle and a dirty eagle, he’s a buzzard.) We know that. He sure is. But he can’t follow that genuine eagle.
In other words, he can’t get the truth, and there’s no way he can say the same thing as the prophet says. But you notice that’s what Paul admonished the people to say the same thing, and to admit that there was a vindicated truth as over in 1 Corinthians 14. That’s the original Pentecostal Church.
7Pentecost never would admit that they were the Corinthian Church, but they certainly are the Corinthian church. In the 1 Corinthians, 14th chapter, Paul is speaking and concerning his own ministry, and he said in verse 36.
36 What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only?
37 If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.
Now, they don’t, of course, today believe that there would be a person of such vindication that would compare to the apostle Paul. So therefore Elijah could not possibly come and be received by such a people.
See? He just can’t do it. No, sir. His body isn’t built; he’s been eating… carrion.
Now, that’s a peculiar statement there because your physical body doesn’t have a great deal to do with the mental, but you have to realize here that he’s speaking of an individual, and every body of truth or disbelief, error, so-on, is build of individuals. And so what you are looking at here is that this person as a member of a body, being a body himself, has not been living on the revealed Word, but he’s been living on the word from which the life has gone out. And that’s part of the thesis that Brother Branham brings here, that the life has moved on from the shuck or the Pentecostal era, the same as it left Catholicism, left Lutheranism, left Wesleyanism. Now it’s leaving Pentecostalism.
8So what you see here is people individually, comprising a body, can not possibly have a body which is going to get out of here by way of the Rapture. They simply will not have it, see?
See? And it won’t be--it won’t--it won’t be the fresh Meat, the fresh Manna; it’d be something that Luther said, Wesley said, or Doctor So-and-so said. It won’t be on what Jesus said for this hour.
Now what is Jesus saying for this hour? Number one, we realize that there is a message for every age. There has to be. That’s the Book of Revelations, Chapters 2 and 3. You can’t get away from it. Also, in this message we are looking at, for every age, we come across some very strange Scripture, of which is the Seals and the Thunders, which have to be revealed at a certain hour just before the Rapture. And also, we found in Matthew 12 that there was to be a something said by Him that speaks from Heaven, Jesus Himself, that’s going to shake down everything here upon earth. And furthermore, 1 Th 4:16 says that the Lord is going to descend with a Shout, which is a military command which we know to be something God is going to give to the church.
9And the question comes up, who is going to deliver this? Now it can’t be from the Catholics, or the Lutherans, or the Wesleyans, or the Pentecostals, because they’ve had their day, they didn’t have it. So it’s got to be something at the end time. Now the point is, who is going to bring it and who is going to believe it when it does come. That’s what you are looking at here.
These people are so filled with their own dead dogmas and creeds that there’s no way that they can be receptacles of this which is to come. So they’re comprising a body of death instead of a body of life, because the end time ministry that we just designated in Scripture, the prophet Elijah is to get you out of here as living members. So that’s what he is talking about here.
10You’re not going to get it on this because look, if this could do it, it would have done it. It didn’t do it. So it’s got to be something else to get us out of here. So these people will not make the Rapture but somebody will make the Rapture.
So Let’s go on:
256 Anointed ones, christs in the last days, but the false teachers as false prophets... Notice how striking. Now, I want you to compare this (We haven’t got time to read it out.), Matthew 24:24 with II Timothy 3:8. Matthew 24:24 said in the last days (See?) there’ll come false christs, false anointed ones, false prophets, and shall show signs and wonders exactly like the real one…
Now this is a deceit. They are correct in every way but the Word. Now the question is this, because we saw that in Matthew 7, who is going to bring the correct Word? See, that’s what they refused to look at.
11They say, “well hey, it’s exactly like Tommy Osborn, when he saw what Bro. Branham did, the voice said to him, he says it’s an inner voice, whatever it was, that’s the way it was done in the Bible. You can do it too.”
It didn’t strike him at all that this man had a message, and it still can not strike him, because he is still a trinitarian. Now, it’s very hard for people to understand that, but that’s the way they do. Now he said:
…exactly like the real one (Now these are plural, like the singular real one.)--real one and shall--and shall almost deceive the very elected.
Now, how do you not be deceived? You check for an original. See what everybody is doing, how they conduct themselves, what is going on, then see what started it. See? Then when you see what started it, you know that’s the person you better compare the others to. And you notice they’re false anointed, because they won’t follow the man that God gave us a leader.
12Remember Bro. Branham’s vision? “God made you to be a leader.”
257 Now, notice. That was Jesus speaking. Here (came) Paul right behind Him and said, “Now, in the last days there will come religious people (See?), having a form of godliness, and lead silly women, led away with all kinds of worldly lust (Then they wonder, say, “Why do you pick on them women?” Oh, for goodness... They just don’t even see it.)--lead silly women, laden with divers lust... (away from (the Bible.)…And as Jannes and Jambres (Matthew 24:24, false christs, false anointed, doing signs and wonders to deceive the elected)--now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so will these reprobates...” Reprobate(s) (of the) mind concerning the faith, not a faith, the Faith. One faith, one Lord, one baptism. You can’t have one faith without believing in one Lord. You can’t have two baptisms, not one for the Father, and Son, and Holy Ghost. There’s one baptism, Jesus Christ. That’s right. See? False baptism...
Now the great issue in Bro. Branham’s ministry is that there is one God and one only, and there is no such thing as eternal son-ship. He said, as he said, the very word eternal is a travesty against the meaning of words. Adam Clarke didn’t believe in the eternal son-ship, and those old men of God. Some of the old timers were very much understanding.
13Now, you notice Bro. Branham is quoting from Ephesians 4:4. One faith, one Lord, one baptism. And that’s where it goes into a ministry that is to bring the church to perfection at the very end time. So this is exceedingly relevant to this hour, when the whole body comes together, to understand that there is one God who had a son, the Lord Jesus Christ. Oneness people get rid of one of them, and three-ness put one more in there, and I don’t understand it. There’s no way I can see what they see, and of course, there’s no way they’ll see what we see.
258 Notice, compare them together now when you get home. Notice, Matthew 24:24, Jesus speaking, Paul, II Timothy 3:8, many others.
259 And now compare that, and then put another Scripture, Luke 17:30, (Now he’s putting that one, when the Son of Man is revealed.) Malachi 4:
That has to do with Elijah coming, so that God will not utterly destroy, cut the thing off, but bring it to a safe and positive conclusion. Now:
As Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses,
14So you are looking at another prophet at the end time, at the time of [Luke] 17:30, and Malachi 4, and 2 Tim 3:8, and Mt 24:24. That’s what you’re looking at. They withstood Moses, so William Branham—Elijah—will be withstood at this hour.
…the anointed Word of the hour, so will these men, not man, men, anointed ones, resist the Truth.
In other words, they’ll resist the actual revelation that the prophet brings to us at this time, which is necessary or, absolutely God would cut it all off. Now this is—we’ve said this many, many times, people don’t seem to grasp this. And the reason they don’t grasp it is they try to put themselves in the place of God, which by that I simply mean this: they talk back to God and say, “now hey, this, Lord, isn’t necessary. I—we don’t need this. What is all this talk about if Elijah doesn’t come? My gracious, we’ve got Jesus Christ, we’ve got the blood, we’re baptized with the Holy Ghost. And what is all this talk about You cutting things off?”
And I said—what you’ve got to do then to answer that question, which you only can use Scripture, and they don’t believe the Scripture. You go back and ask yourself concerning Luke the first chapter. If John was to go before the Lord God of Israel in the power of the Holy Spirit, and Jesus was the Lord God of Israel manifested in flesh, give me one reason why God needed John the Baptist. Ha! Ain’t no reason, except that’s what God wanted, and that’s what people don’t want to acknowledge in this hour, what did God say, what did He show about it?
15You’re not going to get people to change, so don’t even try. You witness a couple of times, forget it. You’ve more than done your job. If the gospel of Jesus Christ is so low in power and effectiveness that you’ve got to keep talking and talking and talking, believe me, there’s nothing to it.
I suppose God said, “let there be light. Whoop! Didn’t do it that time. Try, let’s see? Well, didn’t do it that time. A half a dozen times won’t hurt.”
He’d have to be ridiculous. The first time He said, “Let there be light,” there was light! No Word of God void of power—in other words, to bring Itself to pass. So don’t fool with people. Don’t argue. Leave them be. The Bible says leave them be. Now notice, that was Jesus speaking here. Here came Paul and so on. Now, we are down here to 260. Now I want to read this all first.
In the very day that the Son of man is revealed, Revelations 10:1-7,
16Now just a minute. That’s Lk 17:30.
In the very day that the Son of man is revealed, Revelations 10:1-7, read it when you get home... The seventh angel’s Message, opening up the Seals... What is it? Not the angel (messenger) is the Son of man, but the messenger is revealing the Son of man. Can you get it separated now? That’s where it seems to be so hard for you. You see? Not the Son of man Himself, but the seventh angel, or the seventh messenger, is revealing to the public the Son of man, because it’s left the shuck. He can’t organize it; it’s the Grain itself again. “And in that day Jannes and Jambres will withstand--anointed ones, make-believers, and unbelievers, the church formal and the Pentecostals--stand up against the true Grain. But let them alone; their folly will be made manifest as theirs was.” You understand now?
In the very day that the Son of man is revealed, Revelations 10:1-7, read it when you get home... The seventh angel’s Message, opening up the Seals... What is it? Not the angel (messenger) is the Son of man, but the messenger is revealing the Son of man. Can you get it separated now? That’s where it seems to be so hard for you. You see? Not the Son of man Himself, but the seventh angel, the seventh messenger, is revealing to the public the Son of man, because it’s left the shuck. He can’t organize it; it’s the Grain itself again.
18Now he says here they all stand up against the true grain. Now, in paragraph 259:
...as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, the anointed Word of the hour,
Moses and the anointed Word are one and the same. You can not separate the messenger from the message; and especially since God is in the prophet, period. He was in the first prophet, He was in the second prophet, He was in the third prophet, and the fourth prophet, and the fifth prophet, and the hundredth prophet, and the hundredth-and-twentieth, and the ten thousandth, if necessary. And not the baptism with the Holy Ghost, either. To think that’s entirely fallacious.
19So he’ll be in the end time prophet. God will be in him. And He will be identified with his message, and he will be the anointed Word, or the anointed manifest--manifestation that God has for the people in that hour. And he will be the one who is revealing whatever God wants for that hour. And in the end time, the Son of man is going to be revealed. And so that is what you are seeing here.
What is it? Not the messenger is the Son of man. William Branham was not the Son of man, he was the messenger who revealed the Son of man. Now let’s look at the thought of Revelation here.
How does he reveal him? Well, all right. We ask this question then. How does God reveal any part of His word, because you see, He can’t reveal that prophet unless he is there in that Word. Well all right, He interprets or reveals It by bringing it to pass. So therefore He’s got to bring the prophet on the scene. Mal 4:5. That manifestation is then explained by the prophet.
Now, this is the appearing, for God not only appears in signs and wonders, as He did in Moses’ day, but as in Moses’ day, he makes himself visible with the Pillar of Fire, we have the picture taken.
20Now, I want to go to the Book of Lk 10:13-24. And I want to read it because this is important on revelation. I think it might be helpful to us. [Luke 17:]
13 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which have been done in you, they had a great while ago repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. (Now those are heathen cities.)
14 But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment, than for you.
15 And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted to heaven, shalt be thrust down to hell.
16 He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me.
Now there’s your hook-up right there. Now that happened today with the prophet, and anyone that takes the true Word of God from that prophet, as a witness and a testimony, those that despiseth, despise Almighty God Himself. So that’s what you call the vicarage and the trickle-down.
17 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.
18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.
21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.
22 (Now listen:) All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him.
21There you see your process of revelation, now, in that the Son will reveal. But notice he said: He that heareth you heareth me. [Verse 16]. So therefore the complete revelation of Godhead is through the Lord Jesus Christ, who is the fullness of the attributes of the Godhead bodily. And he could honestly say he that hath seen me hath seen God. Why? Because it was the Life of God that took on protein and took on a structure. And nobody can see life, nobody can see spirit.
The only reason you can see life, which is spirit, is because it always adopts to a form. It has been given a quality whereby it can transform itself into physical, through chemical operation of protein and substances that are required for it.
22 All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him.
23 And he turned him unto his disciples, and said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see:
24 For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.
So He’s telling them right there, the revelation came by seeing and hearing. And the same thing is right today, see? What is it then? The messenger is revealing the Son of man in the same way that Moses did, a face-to-face confrontation, the demonstration that this was the vindicated one, because the words of a man will not do what this man’s words are doing. Therefore God is in the prophets, proving Himself, and what the prophet said becomes a complete revelation. You have now seen, you have now heard, and your hands have handled. You’re right back to perfect fellowship in Christ.
22Okay. Let’s look at Galatians 1: and we read verses 15 and 16.
15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace,
16 To reveal his Son in me, (not to me but in me. A true prophet.) that I might preach him among the heathen;
A vindicated messenger, God in him, a prophet, doing the things as Paul himself said in 1 Corinthians, that he never came preaching something that wasn’t backed up. He came in the demonstration of power of Almighty God, but not in the wisdom of men, [1 Cor. 2:4] and gave them a full revelation of God and said you’ll never get it unless you got the Holy Ghost to give it to you. Then you got to be elected to get the Holy Ghost. So you see how it operates, see?
23Now he said you seem to can’t separate this, you people of the tabernacle. But he said that’s where it seems hard for you. You see not the Son of man Himself. In other words, not Jesus Christ in the flesh. No. What did he say about Jesus? He said if He is the same yesterday, today, and forever, He will now do here in the form of the Holy Spirit what He did when He was here in the flesh—that is, His own flesh. Then he turned around and said He had more success in my ministry than He had in His own flesh. In His ministry, in His own flesh. He had more success in His ministry in me as a man in my flesh than He had in His own. See?
Not the Son of man himself, but the seventh angel, the seventh messenger, is revealing to the public the Son of man, you see?
Now watch carefully, you can not separate God. You can’t separate the Son of man, his own ministry, message. So this becomes 1 Thessalonians 4:16, but He uses another person’s voice. Okay.
…revealing to the public the Son of man, because it’s left the shuck.
Now what has left the shuck? The life has left the shuck. Now then, where is the life demonstrated to be? Now he is not talking about your life and my life as being born again. Where is the Life Itself that’s been coming up, that made a Lutheran branch, that made a Wesleyan branch? And now there is an end time branch. Where is it? It’s in the prophet, see?
24Now that Life that left, Rev 3:20, “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock”…Now:
(You) can’t organize it; it’s the Grain itself again.
Now let’s look at that. What is he actually telling us here? Okay, the grain again. If it’s grain again, then it had to start as grain. So, if it started as grain, what starts as grain? Okay? Remember, the seven church ages were built on a platform, from Ephesus to Laodicea are seven Gentile ages.
The little group, the little space of time from 33 to 53AD. And notice, if the gospel went at 53 to the Gentiles, notice how perfect it is that the Pentecostal age started in 1906. In other words, we’ve got just a few years in there that, well, that 50 years. Just that little 50 year space we’re looking at in there, see? That’s—then you’d have a 100 years and on. That little space in there was cut out and not granted to anybody. I know it doesn’t make too much sense, just a little point of view there.
25Okay, we are looking at the Gentile age starting in about 19…rather about 53AD somewhere in that particular area. And Bro. Branham said that little space that the Jews were in, to turn the Gospel over to the Gentiles, formed a platform. So to look at the life going back to grain, you’re going to have to consider what the first church age was. The first church age was an apostle prophet and the Pillar of Fire, and It revealed a vindicated Word.
Now, if you’re going to go back to what was there planted, which was the grain, you’ve got to come back to that again, and that’s what we’ve got. We’re right back. And so where was the life? The life was there like in the Pillar of Fire with the apostle Paul and, as Bro. Branham said, the prophet veiled the Pillar of Fire when the Word was in him, and he was God to the people. When the Word was given to the people, the Pillar of Fire left him, stood outside him, and Moses was Moses again, and Paul was Paul again. And notice how Paul put it, it was Christ in him, revealing, and was the same Christ in him revealing to the people.
26So we have a complete picture here of the end time. This is what I see. Now it also types Moses perfectly, so that you’ve got Moses and Paul and Elijah, which is William Branham in this hour. Now he says:
(You) can’t organize it; it’s the Grain itself again.
What does it mean by that? It simply means the grain is going to take over, it’s gone back, there’s no more left. How are you going to organize it? You can’t do it. Now it says:
“And in that day Jannes and Jambres will withstand--anointed ones, make-believers, and unbelievers, the church formal and the Pentecostals--stand up against the true Grain.
In other words, they’ll stand up against what was the original. Now Bro. Branham’s own testimony which in we believe, and his vision, the—up there in the—Beyond the Curtain of Time—he said “I preach what Paul preached,” and they said, “we’re resting on that.”
See? Because you can’t deviate, you can’t deviate. And if William Branham had the same earmarks as Paul, and has a demonstration effective to prove that he’s vindicated, then you have something absolutely genuine and all men should come to it. He said:
But let them alone; their folly will be made manifest as theirs (Jannes and Jambres) was.” You understand now?
27So, all right. The life has left the stalk. Now, the message of the hour is He is here, as Bro. Branham said, “And I’ll reveal him to you.”
Okay, to withstand the prophet is to withstand God.
Now, let’s go to Matthew 23 again, and I want to show you something here in continuity. Verse 34.
34 Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify;…
Now I want to just make a comment here. You notice there’s three kinds of people here in a ministry, like there are three kinds of believers. There’s believer, make believer, unbeliever. So there’s the prophet, he brings the Word. The wise man is the man that can teach the Word. Now, you look these up in root meanings. And the scribe is the one who can simply tell you, he can’t add to It or write It or hand you a tape or a book.
28Now all of those three are necessary, but you notice what’s going on amongst the ministry. There are those that say, “Well we just play tapes and hand out books.” And there are those who don’t believe. There are some people like, who can play tapes and hand out books. There’s always a hodge-podge, but God said “I send all three of them.”
…and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:
35 That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.
36 Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.
37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!
Now how does he do it? By sending prophets, wise men, and scribes. That’s Ephesians 4 also. And when they turn It down, by turning down what? The prophet. The one that God sends, the messenger.
38 Behold, your house is left…
29What? There’s nobody living in it anymore. The life has moved on. The Catholic church died when Luther pulled out. Absolutely died. It was a stinking mess for a long time, but it died. When Wesley pulled out, the Lutherans died. When Pentecostals pulled out, Wesleyans died. When we pull out, the life goes on, Pentecost is dead. The house is left desolate, because He says, “This is how I gather you.”
And at the end time, Elijah’s got to come, or there’s utter destruction, and that means the Gentile, because destroy is to destroy. And the Gentile does what: “Oh, give it to the Jew!” Well go ahead and give it to Jews. Die! If you want to die, that’s all I mean, die!
30You say well I don’t have much compassion. Do you think I’m crazy? Why should I die because they die? People want to go to hell, why should I go to hell? You get mad at somebody, why should I get mad because you get mad at somebody? I’ll do my own madding. Getting angry. I don’t want to go to hell or go to heaven because of somebody else, I do it on my own. I’m not all shocked, all fired to see somebody up there, I want to get there myself. In the meantime, it’d be nice to see somebody. I’m not that ignorant.
I’m not one person makes the entire body, I’m a part of a body. But I want to show you something here. Don’t be foolish, brother/sister.
39 For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.
Then notice in here. He went out of the temple, and it said not one stone left on another, and the 3rd verse, [Matthew 24:] what shall be the sign of thy presence? And he answered and said, “Those false christs.”
31So there you are. Always the false come after the prophet. See? They come against God.
261 Revelations 10 said, “In the days of the sounding of the seventh angel...” Now, remember, seventh, Laodicea Church Age, the sounding of that angel, when that church age is done denominated, and become a church age, when it’s done in its Pentecostal organization, when the messenger to that (age comes, he rebukes them.) What was each messenger? What was Martin Luther? A rebuke to the Catholic. What was Wesley? A rebuke to them Lutherans. What was the Pentecostal? Rebuke to them others. Where’s the Life gone now? (To the rebuker. See, that’s what starts it.) Away from an organization. (What does he do? He sows the seed for that hour to bring the life.) No more shuck, it’s Grain. What is it? A rebuke to the Pentecost (See?) to fulfill the Scripture of this hour. See?
32Now what is Jesus is this hour? The Judge. Matthew 3, the fan is in the hand to thoroughly purge his floor. Gather the wheat in the garner. Now you can’t gather wheat until you purge the floor. Now I ask you a question, where is the floor purged, in Heaven? Hogwash! It’s on earth. Where’s the wheat? On earth. So where is he? On earth. Where is the Judge? On earth. What’s He doing? Separating. What’s doing it, gifts? No way. What’s doing it? Word. The message of the hour, see?
The Word that was buried way back there has risen in its full strength and power, and become a rebuke to everybody. Rebuke to us, too. The Bible says that “I love who I love I chasten, therefore take my rebuke.” [Rev 3:19] Repent, change your minds.
262 Notice the very day when this messenger, not when he start… but when he begins to declare his Message. See? The First Pull, healing; Second Pull, prophesying; Third Pull, the opening of the Word, the mysteries revealed.
33Okay. The first two pulls vindicating for the third pull. Now what did he say the Third Pull is? Why he said the Third Pull is the opening of the Word. What is the opening of the Word? The seven seals. So don’t get mixed up here. Now he said the seventh—he said it’s not open to the public, but above, he said the Son of man is revealing to the public. The prophet is revealing the Son of man to the public. So he’s showing you Who is here, the hour of the Son of man, Elijah is here, the seals are open, he’s going to discourse on them. They turn it down. He reveals that to the public.
Now what is not to be revealed to the public? The second coming isn’t revealed. Nobody can do that, that’s up to God Himself as far as I can understand that. I could be wrong.
…And remember the Third Pull was the opening of them Seven Seals to reveal the hidden Truth that’s been sealed in the Word. Do you see it? It is then, in that day when this thing is to take place that Jannes and Jambres, the impersonators, will appear again, just like they did when Moses appeared with the original Word to say it; they appear to impersonate it. Just exactly right. Now, you see what Matthew 24:24 is?
Now what he’s telling you here is really very, very simple. This all has to happen at the end time. And it’s concurrent. It’s as simple as A-B-C. But because people don’t believe it, they miss it. It’s not that God doesn’t fulfill it and God doesn’t manifest it, but He does.
See? Anointed ones.
34What’s the picture? God, prophet, false prophets. God, prophet, false prophets. That’s true.
263 Now, there’s three things we’re going to say before we close. This is it. I want you to listen real close now as we close. Three things, remember...
264 First: The world is in a Sodom condition. Jesus said it would happen. Look at the perversion: Our women trying to act like men, our men trying to act like women: sissified, rotten, filthy, lowdown, devil possessed (Notice, homosexuality now has become a spirit. It’s an actual devil.) and (they) don’t know it. The Bible said that would happen, and that’s where it’s at.
35Okay, all three—now all of these things going on at the same time. At what time? The time the prophet is here and the false prophets are here.
265 Secondly: It’s in that hour according to the Scripture here that Jannes and Jambres appears...
266 Thirdly: It’s at that same hour that the Son of man is to be revealed.
And He is revealed. 1 Thessalonians 4, the Lord descends with a Shout. Luke 21:25-28, that’s the appearing, the sign of the Son of man in Heaven, see? Now, Billy Graham could well know the first one, but I don’t think he’s got as clue to the second and third.
267 There is your believer, your make-believer, and your unbeliever. There is a genuine Word standing out, vindicated; there is the make-believer impersonating It; and there is the unbeliever rejecting the whole thing.
So what is he saying? The genuine Word vindicated, stands there. The make believer comes along and impersonates iI. The unbeliever rejects It.
36Number one, the prophet bringing, vindicating, bringing the truly revealed Word that has been vindicated—is there. The impersonators, false prophets come by—make believers—and they bring their own word, because they got signs and wonders to duplicate. Third, people just reject It.
272 …You said when this takes place, these false anointed ones... Not right when they started... Moses just let them alone, for he could do no more about it. He could only say what You were saying. You told him to call fleas; then they called them. (That’s the anointed ones, called the flies.) You told him to turn the water to blood; then they (the false anointed) did it. Moses only carried out Word by Word as You said. But then, You (were) the One Who made the folly manifested.
37Now let’s watch something here. He’s getting at something here, to warn you and to show you this. Look, now here’s God saying, “Moses, go on down there and make the water blood,” so he said make the water blood. The false anointed came by, make the water blood. Very nice. “Okay, cast down the rod,” cast down the rod. They cast down the rod. “Okay. You make fire,” come fire, fire come, or this and that, “make fleas,” fine, they make fleas come.
And you know, God just stood by. Wasn’t that nice of God? That makes the whole thing like a charade. Here Moses is to go down there and do what God says, and he told him, and these guys come right behind. Well that makes God look pretty stupid. Oh really, doesn’t it? And makes Moses look stupid. Makes him look very stupid. It makes us look very stupid. You get the picture?
God hiding. God hiding. Nobody’s catching it except the elect. Nobody can catch it. Would you catch it, outside that somebody had told you and warned you and drilled you and stressed you? Nobody would get it. And the only reason you get it is because you got something inside to get it. The others don’t have it.
38But look at the picture. There was a schmoozle. They didn’t …?... too hot in Paul’s day. It never does too hot. How many prophets did old Elijah have? Nobody but himself. Seven thousand adherents who didn’t adhere very well. Baal had hundreds, he had no trouble at all. So what I’m trying to show—so what he is trying to show you here is look, this whole thing except it was one hundred percent from this Word would be very, very ridiculous, because even from the Word it’s very poor. There’s not enough pizzazz to it. There’s not enough big show to it. It’s missing. I hope you catch the picture now, see? See? That’s what we’re looking at.
273 Now, Father, You’re God yet. This same Word said that this would happen in the last days. Many honest person (as we said last Sunday) putting their hand to that Ark upon a new cart and not the shoulders of the Levites, (have fallen) dead, dead in sin and trespasses, argue against their own conscience.
274 Many ministers setting in his study, read that Word and change the page quick to keep from having to blast out, to know he will lose his social standing with the public, with his church, and with his denomination (if he does). God help us to never do that.
275 Cleanse our heart, Lord, (Okay?) from all filth of the world. Lord, I stand ready for cleansing. I stand ready with this church, and with all that’s listening in, and whoever will listen to this tape. I stand, Lord, and ask for cleansing. Lord, take me to the potter’s house,
39Let’s go down to 276:
276 Every denomination, Lord, every man or woman... I can’t ask You to bless a denomination when I know You’re against it. But I can only say, Lord, if You have any of Your sheep out among them, may they hear this tape. May they hear it, Lord, and understand it with the understanding You’ll give them, and may they come out and receive You. May they not be deceived by the blindness and tradition of this day. May they not to--try to eat as something in a--was a carcase in another day. May they take the Word. That’s the way the Pharisees crucified You, Lord. They were taking the carcase (for another day)…
268 Out into the land where this…
40Did I reach [page] 64 ahead of 63? I guess I did. But that’s all right, you know. I get these pages turned over sometimes. Here’s what I really want to get to: page 63. Now he said, before his prayer:
Let us bow our heads then.
268 Out into the land where this message is going from the east coast to the west, from California to New York, down into the south, up into the north, out into the missions (and so on), and wherever it’s going, and in this tabernacle, we are poor, we don’t have these great, big, flowery things, and television cast (and so on), we’re just trying to do the best we can. “But all that the Father has given Me will come.”
Here’s where I really want to get to, this is the important part, although the prayer’s good. Now before we actually read this, Bro. Branham is asking the people, like, to be in reverence and prayer before God, because he asked them to bow their heads. Now here’s what I put in the—here’s what I read many, many times, and you know I read it.
269 Now, I want you to know this is sure. And you that listen to this tape, you might have thought today that I was trying to say that about myself, being that I was packing this Message. I have no more to do with it than nothing, no more than just a voice.
41Now, in other words, Bro. Branham disclaims any originality for this message; or any events that are transpired at this particular time. In other words, Mt 24:24 is under compete power and sovereignty of God, as He delivers It. And notice, all the emphasis is on the Third Pull, and not the first two, which are the healings and the prophesies. Its all in his point.
And my voice, even against my better judgment... I wanted to be a trapper. But it’s the will of my Father that I declare to do, and determined to do. I wasn’t the One that appeared down on the river; I was only standing there when He appeared.
Now I want you to notice here as Bro. Branham said this, this is actually a manifested appearing that the people saw, which would be a reflection that they saw through.
I was only standing there when He appeared. (1933) I’m not the One that performs these things and foretells these things that happens as perfect as they are; I’m only one that’s near when He does it. I was only a voice that He used to say it. (That’s 1 Th 4:16.) It wasn’t what I knew; it’s what I just surrendered myself to, that He spoke through. It (wasn’t) me. It wasn’t the seventh angel, oh, no; it was a manifestation of the Son of man.
42Now, in this thought here, it wasn’t what I knew, it’s just what I surrender myself to that he spoke through. This to me here, although true, he’s speaking this message. Not from his own mind, from what God gave him. But I believe basically this is what he is saying here: “whatever God told me to say, I just surrendered myself to say it, knowing that he would back me up in performing it,” because he said it wasn’t the seventh messenger, it was the manifestation of the Son of man, and that means what He did here in the Spirit through a man is the same what He did back there in the flesh.
It wasn’t the angel, his Message; it was the mystery that God unfolded. (Now he’s talking distinctly concerning the Word only.) It’s not a man; it’s God. The angel (Messenger) was not the Son of man; he was a messenger from the Son of man. The Son of man is Christ. He’s the One that you’re feeding on. You’re not feeding on a man. A man, his words will fail, but you’re feeding on the unfailing Body-Word of the Son of man.
43Now let’s go back to Hebrews 12 again, because I want to get that on purpose so we don’t muff it. Now, verse 25.
25 See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him…
And now they got the word speaketh, but that’s not necessarily true, that’s in italics. But it’s speaking, the One that is from heaven speaking. That’s what you are looking at. And what is the One from heaven? Not here in the form of a human body, but here in the form of the Pillar of Fire, as the Holy Spirit. And this One is why he says here:,
The angel was not the Son of man; he was a messenger from the Son of man (that One, the Holy Spirit.), The Son of man is Christ.
In other words, the manifestation that you see, and the hour of—one of the three sons, Son of God, Son of man, Son of David, you’re looking at God manifesting at this particular hour.
He’s the One that you’re feeding on.
In other words, you are getting directly your sustenance from God. He is giving you His Truth. So:
(That’s) the One that you’re feeding on. You’re not feeding on a man.
Now Bro. Branham is categorically dismissing himself from the picture, and that is what you have to see.
You’re not feeding on (the word of) a man.
Not at all. Not William Branham’s, because he said I have no more to do with (this) than nothing, (I’m only) a voice… that He used to say it. It wasn’t what I knew… I but surrendered myself to it, that He spoke through (me).
44Now this goes for what he said, “Thus Saith the Lord,” and this also goes in the same sense for what he brought us as the Word. It has to, because it can not be a product of his mind. If it were a product of his mind then this is not the life, the original seed. The original seed is over here in Galatians the 1st chapter. (If I could just get it here.) Now Paul says here, verse 6:
6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
45Okay, 11th verse:
11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.
12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
So that’s what you are looking at here. Absolutely, a complete revelation given by the same process as was given the apostle Paul. This time it is the revelation of the Word, and it is That speaking from heaven, or that One from heaven that Paul is talking about, what you are getting here.
You’re not feeding on (the words of) a man … but you’re feeding on the unfailing Body-Word of the Son of man.
46In other words, what we saw here demonstrated of the Word of Almighty God that was brought to pass in this hour, and proven to be that Word, it was brought by the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. Then we’re feeding on that. And that, of course, was the hour of the Son of man. When Jesus Himself said you’re going to want to see the days of the Son of man and you won’t see it until way, way down the road. And when you see it, he said that’s the time of the separation and when the rapture takes place.
So here is what we are looking at today, brother/sister. We’re feeding on the unfailing Body-Word of the Son of man. And he said a man’s word is going to fail, but he said this Word is not going to fail, and that’s exactly the truth.
Now, watch the thought:
A man, his words will fail, but you’re feeding on the unfailing Body-Word of the Son of (God.)
47Now, let’s go to Romans 12, and we’ll see something here that is very, very perfect. Beginning at the 1st verse:
1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, (now watch, you present your body, a living sacrifice,) holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable (sacrifice. The word is sacrifice more than service.)
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be (you) transformed (a complete metamorphosis) by the renewing of your mind,
Now what are you to present? You are to present your body. To what end? For transformation. How does it come? By way of the mind. What comes to the mind? Words, in this particular instance. Words that you have seen, demonstrated to be vindicated. So this is what you are feeding on. That’s why he said those eagles—false anointed ones—that feed on what they feed on, will die, because the life has past out of it. It’s rotten, it won’t work anymore.
Now I know a lot of people don’t like a prophet to talk that way, but listen, the Bible said, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but not one word will pass away until all be fulfilled.” [Mt 5:18.] So therefore when a Word of God is fulfilled, It passed away. You simple can not get Jesus Christ to be born again in the flesh. You can not get Him to come back at Pentecost and do a Pentecost, it won’t work. You can’t get Him to come in the Pillar of Fire and give the Word to Paul, It’s already been given. Now, but you can get Him, according to Scripture, to come back and give the revelation that hasn’t been given.
48Now, Paul’s has passed away. We don’t throw it away in the garbage, say no. We don’t throw away Moses, we leave it here. Why? Because it’s illustrative. It serves to show how He is the same yesterday today and forever, with no changes. Now look, this Word of Elijah coming—if this was indeed Elijah—it’s finished, it’s over. It’s gone. Oh, he’ll come back in the resurrection, and if he’s going to be Elijah there in a special ministry, that’s up to God, I know nothing of it. I leave it be until that hour, because this is that hour we are living in.
49Now what is it? The ministry has gone but the Word we’re living on hasn’t gone. And the life in that Word, which is to transform us, is here. And it starts in the mind, like Dave brought out, the greatest battle ever fought. And it’s a battle of the mind.
Now then, what is Satan fighting for? He’s fighting for your mind, because your mind controls your body. Why? Because he doesn’t want a rapture. And the mystery of the rapture is out. It’s an answer to the devil. What is it, the mystery of the rapture? The Lord descended with a shout. Never mind the voice of the archangel, that’s the resurrection. I—listen, the resurrection, at this point I don’t care that about it, because that’s not what it’s about. It’s a Shout! And this is what’s going on.
50Let’s look at Corinthians 15: begin to see it. That’s the chapter on the resurrection, and Paul is speaking here about—they said, “Well, is everybody going to die so everybody gets a resurrection?”
He said, “No.”
51 (I’m going to show) 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,
What’s the last trumpet? The last church age messenger. Rev 10:7.
…and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
Now that’s not the trumpet call to the rapture, the assembling. This is previous to the resurrection. Because there’s the mystery about us, who are going to get a change without dying. And the dead shall raise incorruptible.
53 For this (corruptibility) must put on (incorruptibility)
51Now the word ‘put on’ is an inner garment. So what you are looking at here is that you got to have something for that inner garment to get you in a resurrected form. What is it? Shout. What are you guys looking at: 1 Thessalonians 4. It’s very, very simple once a prophet opened the door to us. It would be terrible without the prophet opening the door. Once the door is open, man, there is nothing to it. Just walk right through.
13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that (you) sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
Now, they’re standing there and they are sorrowing, and they say we got no hope. He said you are wrong, you got hope. Now we’re standing here! And we’ve got the hope, that the dead that left us, like Bro. Branham and Bro. Bill Dauch, different people like Bro. Neville, we are going to see them pretty quick now. Now watch:
14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring (faith) with him. (He’ll be in the first—second part of the first resurrection.)
15 For this we say unto you… (that are standing here sorrowing, because people have gone away) …that we which are alive and remain unto the (presence) of the Lord shall (in no way take any precedence over) them which are asleep.
16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout…
52That’s for us. That’s the Message. That’s the military command. That’s the putting the church in order over here, in 1 Corinthians 15, about verse twenty, in there. At that time, the time of the first fruits, the Presence, there’ll come forth a Message putting the church in order, getting us in shape to get us away from here.
Now I can say this to anybody, and they’ll say, “Well now, you tell me, what grounds do you base it on?”
I base it on the grounds that a vindicated prophet said so. I got his message.
Oh they say, “I don’t believe that.”
They didn’t have to believe it. No one has to make them to believe anything. They do what they want to believe. But here it is, what’s going on, and you’re feeding on that. And that’s—and here’s what’s happening to you, whether you know it or not. Some of you sitting here, I believe you’ll be in that group, ready to take out of here, being immortalized. The Son of Righteousness has arisen with healing in His wings.
What’s happened? That life in the Word is now becoming the life of the very cells of your body, so you’re building a new body around that. You got everything right there. It’s going to happen in the atoms, the Bible says so. It’s going on. Everything you need to put you in the rapture is here right now, the prophet said it and that’s Thus Saith the Lord. Now, 270:
If you haven’t fed fully on every Word to give yourself strength to fly above all these denominations and things of the world, will you at this time do it, while we pray?
53In other words he said, “Look you can have what it takes.”
271 (Now) Father, this is a hard saying.
I read that prayer there. Okay. We don’t have to read the prayer again, which is fine. I’m going to turn on to page 67. I want to finish this tonight. Now he said to the people there, he doesn’t want them to disagree with the brethren.
285 Not that we disagree with you, brother, to be different.
Now he is preaching what he always preaches. I’m not trying to be different, I’m not trying to separate myself. I’ve got to be loyal to what I believe I have received by Almighty God by vindication, and it’s right here in the Scripture. It fits in the Scripture, therefore I will keep it.
Many of you here might be trinitarian preachers. We don’t want to be angry with you. (See, I’m not mad at you.) We love you. And if we didn’t--I didn’t believe that, I’d never leave this church till I got down there on my knees and said, “God, make me right. (In other words, I got to love them.) I don’t want that arrogant, selfish spirit mixed up with mine. I want my spirit to be pure and clean, brotherly love, holy with the Holy (Ghost).” (Sure, you want to win them.) Now, if someone does anything wrong to me, “That’s all right.” Though I might have the right to get back at them, I don’t want that in my life. No, I--I want to have love. I want to be ready to correct with love, with love that absolutely answers out yonder for us.
54And Bro. Branham proved that he did it.
286 I don’t mean to be different. Methodists, Baptist, Catholic, Presbyterian, whoever you are, I don’t say these things to be different, to be arrogant with you. If I did, I’m a hypocrite and should be down here at this altar praying through to God. But I say it, it’s because of love that I see where you’re going. Now, I don’t say this in myself and saying I’m presuming, I give you THUS SAITH THE LORD, that it’s Truth. And I love you for those things. God bless you.
And he dismisses the meeting with prayer. Now, we’re just going to let it go at that. And you can see for yourself that this was one of Bro. Branham’s greatest sermons, one of his most powerful ones. And, from where I stand tonight, I’m a little bit concerned that too many people are a little more taken up with the false anointed in the sense that they’re looking around at people who might qualify as false anointed, when there is really no problem. It’s all over.
55You know, one person has to be there as the true one, the others simply are imitators. That true one will bring a message different from what preceding messages have been, or it was foolish for God to send him. Why would you send for the same old tired message? Why would you?
Look, if I got a newspaper on Monday morning, and it had all the news, and on Tuesday morning I got the same newspaper, it’d be very stupid for the man to have bothered to publish Tuesday morning’s paper and give it to me when I already had Monday Morning’s. Had the same news. And that’s what you are looking at here.
But as long as the people will not accept the fact that this is the last hour, and this is a juncture period, I don’t think you can even get them to even think for one minute that God would even begin to send a prophet, because there’s too much complacency. They think, “Well, we know things are going to happen, we’ve been told for a long time. And all these little things in there that you people talk about, to us they are peripheral, because the main thing is to get right with God and we know we are right with God, so therefore everything is all right.”
Now you see, that’s where Israel stood. Now I know that people will say “well now hey, just a minute, that’s that bunch of Jews.”
56You want to know about those Jews? Let’s find out about those Jews. Let me read the book of Romans, then we can close with this. I want to take a look at the Jews. Ninth chapter.
1 I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost,
2 That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart.
3 For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh:
4 Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises;
5 Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever…
And they still died. Now if you want anything sounding better than that concerning you, I just say one thing—you’re mental! And I don’t know what’s wrong with you. I got to be honest with you. I’m friendly, and I say this, you know, as nice as I can, but really, I look at you and I say, “my God, you are spiritually insane.”
57Did you hear what I read? The kinsmen of Christ after the flesh. We’re supposed to be His body. They supplied it. Israelites. Pertaineth the adoption? The placing of sons? The glory? The covenants? Their own covenants, and God gave them the power to give them to give the Word. They serve God. They had the promises. They had it all. They’re wiped out.
Now you tell me, what do you got more? You got no more, because the end time ends in a great deception and delusion and a falling away. And who’s going to do it? Not Mao Tse-Tung. No. Not Mobarak. It’d be one of those out there, total disbelief. It’s these Christians! About one billion of them.
And it’s going to be raised amongst them, an antichrist so tremendous, a great priest, the pope, with the full influence of this going on now. The credentials that God allows him, to fool with the people, and the whole world is going to wonder after the beast. And these people right here, the Christians—just got the same thing Israel had. They crucified the Son of God and walked out.
58So don’t ever think for one minute, brother/sister, that this message—Bro. Branham—is wrong. It’s one hundred percent right. You want to get your eyes on the big thing, which is, look; vindication is over. Don’t worry about it. Just think of one thing, getting to this Word. Because that’s what a prophet is all about, and that’s what this message is all about; a correct Word.
Now we done taken a lot of time about the mechanics and all, but the correct Word. We’ve had a lot of correct Word, the tape on The Rapture, it’s a great Message on doctrine, Future Home of the Eartly Bride—All of these great Messages Bro. Branham gave us. Based upon this: there’s going to be somebody—not somebody, there’s going to be multitudes out there that just come right against everything the prophet said, and they say, “Look, we’ve got just as much vindication. We’re just as much.”
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I know it’s hard to see. Once you see this, it’s hard to wonder why people don’t see it. But they will not see it, because that is the way it’s supposed to go. So, this continues this series for the time being. Let’s rise at this time and be dismissed.
Gracious kind heavenly Father, again we praise and thank You for Your love, mercy and grace. And Lord, we know that this is a great important message. We understand, Lord that the enemy would try to take it away from us, getting many, many, things to come in and draw us away. Some signs over here, some wonders over here, some dreams over here. Maybe, sure all those things are there, but Father, we know we had a vindicated prophet, and now Lord we just want to rest and relax in it.
And we don’t want to move from it, we just want to stay with it, and all we can say is Lord, now that we know this is the truth, feed our souls for evermore. This Bread of Life, this Body-Word which is Christ, we’re feeding on, and what shall put us, if we don’t die, into immortality. For we know that You have risen over us with healing in Your wings. Immortality. And there are those who will be immortal, by the grace of Almighty God.
And Lord, increase our love of God in our hearts towards each other, and toward all fellow men, that we’d, like the prophet, we would not hold anybody in disrepute and disesteem them Lord, but rather, just treat them in love and kindness and consideration. Knowing Lord, that they are not our enemies and we are not their enemies, that this is that which is spoken of by You Lord, must surely come to pass. And we can see Your hand in it, for You said, Lord, concerning even Pharaoh, I raised him up for this very hour that I might show my power, my glory.
Lord, may we then therefore be able to stand as the elect of God, with the Word of the Lord in our hearts and our minds. The spirit of God and the right attitude and right motivation, all these things that should be ours Lord, as never before. Because we know each time we finish a message off, You put Word upon Word, piled Word upon Word, and therefore Life upon Life. We believe that Lord, we got to believe it.
And Lord, each day we are just one day nearer home. The shadows of this evening are falling Lord. There's one day less to roam, we know that. We know that twilight will settle down upon the earth. We know Lord, after this little night is over, day breaks. It will never be night again as we know it today.
So Father we just thank You then for what You done for us, Your goodness, Your mercy, Your grace, Your kindness. And may we Lord, as never before, serve You in spirit and in Truth. And unto You we shall ascribe the honor and the glory. In Jesus’ Name we pray. Amen.
The Lord bless you. Let’s sing ‘Take The Name Of Jesus With You.’