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1 Shall we pray: Heavenly Father, again we evoke Your Presence upon us which blessing we know from this masterpiece of a message we’re studying these days. Your great blessing Lord, would be the restored, revealed words to us which constitutes that great difference in the elect and non-elect. And Father, we realize that this is what has forerun the rapture, the Second Coming even, is the Shout, the descent, the Word of God. May we declare It exactly as the prophet has said It. And may we emphasize It exactly with the same meaning that he gave It when You gave It to him. Help us in this end Lord, that we know all should be well with our souls for that Life shall be released from the Word, in Jesus’ Name, we pray. Amen. You may be seated.
2Now, of course, this is number 3 of The Anointed Ones at the End Time, and this message Bro. Branham points out that his text in Mt 24:24 teaches there will be those with a genuine anointing of the Holy Ghost upon them and then in turn they will be false prophets to It, and they’re false teachers of It. So that’s what this text sets forth. All right.
They’ll have a genuine anointing of the Holy Spirit, make no mistake about it. The anointing Itself is genuine, the gifts are genuine, attributes or gifts of the Holy Spirit, or energies of the Holy Ghost Himself, but those men who will be called false prophets because they will be false teachers of It which is the anointing or of the Holy Ghost Himself.
3He then asks the question, “What would make a man want to be a false teacher to the truth?” Now, of course, you’ll know they’ll deny that because as the Scripture says, “They have deceived themselves and are deceiving others.” Now they get that way through denominationalism. He brings this out by showing that an orange tree can bear lemons, grapefruit and other citrus fruit because of being grafted into an orange tree.
Now you understand what we’re talking about. That the tree itself designated being orange. And the church being designated as being that which is inspired and in life as Bro. Branham used that term ‘quickened by the Holy Ghost,’ does not necessarily bring forth the fruit, the real fruit, of what that life is but can bring forth something else in spite of the life because it is not a part of the original; it is grafted in. And therefore, you can see what we’re talking about. Organization which is the work of man is in contradistinction to that which is of God.
4So it is the churches, it is the churches and men bear false witness, to the very Christ they’re supposed to honor, by teaching error. The church starts out with the life and truth and then bears witness to that life by denying the power of God. See it starts out and then it goes off track. Then false baptisms are instituted along with other deviations from the truth or corruptions of the Word. They would not do this if their revelation was correct.
In other words, the revelation in the individual is superior to and mightier than any other force; so therefore, the revelation would have to be wherein lies the effectiveness of God. Now I can’t repeat that because I didn’t write it down. So you’ll have to get the tape. What I’m trying to show you is this; this revelation will get you there. And that’s what grace is. Grace is accepting what God has to give you. As Bro. Branham said, “A pardon is not a pardon…” the Supreme Court says, “A pardon is not a pardon, unless it is accepted as such.” So, all right.
5They would not do this if their revelation was correct, but revelation depends upon election, thus only the true believer, wheat, can be anointed to a true witness of Christ and that witness is the truly revealed Word as its basis. So today what the church needs is a fresh revelation from God. Now everybody’s talking revival, renewal. Ha! How would you real Christians like to be renewed as to what you formerly were? Butter gum, butter gum, gutter bums, I got it backwards. Infidels. Now how would you like to be renewed to that? See, they presuppose they already have the life and one another shod of it. You can’t do that, brother/sister. Renew? Renew? “No,” they said, “let’s get the mud cleared away.” So, what if the mud is in the eye and the mind refuses to perceive blindness? Renewal? Revival? Restoration! Wretched, miserable, blind, naked, have need of everything, so let’s go to the source of everything. See, but you can’t get them to believe that.
6So today what the church needs is a fresh revelation from God and that comes when Jn 14:12 is fulfilled, a fresh branch appearing from Christ, the root, which they do not believe but merely mean to believe now that many of us are here doing it this constitutes the greater works. Because there are more of us doing it, therefore, there are many more works spread abroad. But the Bible says, “Him,” not they. So one Word off, right? One Word off, gone. The whole picture is changed by one Word off. They instead of Him; it’s Him, individual, singular.
“At that time others will live by the same Life but be false to the truth for they won’t receive the revelation but seek only the power.” Now that sounds a little bit wrong, and a certain way it is, but it is not wrong because the prophet said it. Now listen, at that time we’ll live by the same life. Paul himself said, “In Him we live and move and have our being.” That is true. The Creator plus His continuing power to maintain us; however, at this time he’s speaking of the church’s existence whereby the church claims to be representing Jesus Christ by saying, “Here are these manifestations are there, therefore, we have to be right.”
7Their failure to receive the revelation is typed by Cain and Abel to whom Bro. Branham refers as the two vines, one true and one false. The only reason Abel could do different from Cain was by a revelation that Cain could not receive. It was the same at the time of Christ. The majority could not receive the revelation of God manifest in human flesh, or Christ is the mystery of God revealed. And today people cannot receive the revelation of Mal 4:5, 6. They cannot do it because they do not feel they have any need. And the question comes up; why should they feel they have any need, except there’s a revelation? Why would…they feel inadequate when they show every single manifestation but they are liars of It? See?
8So, we have great cause to rejoice according to page 14, paragraph 56, where we recap for one little…paragraph.
 No wonder they couldn’t see Him. (That’s, couldn’t see Christ, God manifest in human flesh: Pharisees, scribes, and so on.) “No man… (Now why couldn’t they? Because…) “No man can come to the Father…except the Father draw him, (for except the Father Himself drew him, no, they couldn’t come.) And all the Father hath given…Me,” in the roots, “shall come to Me, (shall be drawn because that is the destiny).” See? You get it? Oh, how we should love Him, adore Him, and praise Him; to see the fruit of the Spirit in the last days, and a Bride Tree ripening in the top of the time!
Now what is the fruit? It is the revelation of the Word for this hour.
9Now, let’s just go back to Rev 5:1-13 just to see what happens at this particular time and we should pattern after it because what happens in the heavens is for us to enter into. …
(1) …I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with sevens seals.
(2) And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?
(3) And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon. (Now it takes a man to do it. And if some man can’t do it, then everybody’s going to remain mum, and glum and go into a state of abject rejection by God, complete undoneness. Okay.)
(4) And I wept much,…
John knew this so he started to cry and his tears were very copious; in other words, uncontrolled. He just could not help himself sobbing that this was the end of everything he had hoped for. The same man that said, “The Word of life that we saw, that we handled, we’re telling you, you can have fellowship, hallelujah, everything great, great, great. Wonderful, glory to God, never had it so good. Can’t you see it folk, come on in, bless God.” Wham! Wiped out! Gone!
“Now just a minute, I thought, I thought, I thought, I thought, I thought that the…when He died and He rose again and set forth the Holy Ghost that was it.” You thought wrong. Nobody wants to think those thoughts. Nobody wants to think those thoughts. “It is finished, hallelujah!” Who said it was finished in those terms? You can deny Him who speaketh from heaven just before the fire falls. That’s what the Bible says in Hebrews 12. Then believe it.
10Don’t get some comfort from some stupid Pentecostal, Nazarene, Baptist, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox, God knows what, who covers his lies in his hypocrisy because he won’t take the whole Word of God. Women preachers especially! No good old Calvinist ever had a woman preacher. It’s your Armenians. They never understood. Grace never will because they can’t take it. Grace is to take, take, take, and you don’t deserve it. Now when you misapprehend the understanding of grace then you think, “Oh, hallelujah, I was such and such so He gave it because I’m so wonderful.” Hogwash! A skunk is a gentleman at a garden party alongside of you; you old goat. Tell the truth, that’s what we’re here for.
And he said, “I wept much because I was washed out and I couldn’t even look at the book. Oh, He anointed my eyes. I can see. Hallelujah.”
“Shut-up John, sit down, I’ve got a better revelation. Just roll over and play dead.” You think so? To think of how are we going to get this worked out?
“Now there’s this book. Oh, I tell you the Book of Revelation, only barely got in the Canon by about one vote so let’s just rip it out.” Go ahead, rip it out. There goes your New Jerusalem.
“Well, I didn’t quite mean that.” What did you mean quite? See, look it, you see where you’re going? Take a Word or add a word. “Aw, John, why don’t you just shut-up and quit crying?” That man wept uncontrollably.
11Let’s go back here. Let me read it for you. [1 John 1:]
(1) That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;
(2) (For the life was manifested, and we have seen…, and bear witness, and shew…you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)
(3) That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that (you) also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.
(4) And these things (we) write, that your joy may be full.
But he said, “Hold it, I just got wiped out.” I’m not being dramatic up here, just telling you the truth. John said, “I’m wiped out.”
(5) And one the elders (said to) me, (A fellow little older and wiser than John, who really knew the plan of God,) Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, (has not finished doing for you everything He wants to do and in the way He wants to do it. Just hold steady because He prevailed and He’s still prevailing and He’s availing. The prevailing is available. That’s grace. Not come and get it if you can do something, no.)…hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. (Seven is completion.)
(6) And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
Now comes the revelation, you see. Comes the revelation of He who was and is and shall be, and delineating strictly upon what you will see in the future and in this hour, those seven mighty ones, come on down. You say, “I don’t choose to believe that. That’s just a photograph. That’s somebody’s imagination.” Well, glory to God, you have it your way; I’ll have it mine. Let’s see who wins. Vindicated prophet. I say, “Hallelujah, I like that. That’s a reason to shout, but I haven’t got to the shouting yet.” Ha, ha, ha, we’re just talking up here, just letting the thing take its course. [Revelation 5:]
(7) And he came, and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne. (went right to the Pillar of Fire)
(8) And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, (incense, you know, and good perfumes and things) which are the prayers of the saints.
13In other words, those prayers concerning this could not be answered, they would lie dormant even with the effectual ministry of the Intercessor unless He did something else contingent to what He had already done because it must run in continuity. The cross has not yet played out its power, brother/sister, never will. The Blood has never lost its power. No, I will take exception to anybody who tries to denigrate the Blood for one minute.
(8) And when he had taken the book, the four [and twenty]…elders fell down (and so on)…
(9) …they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book,…
Now here’s another facet of the worthiness of the Christ, and it could not open to the people until this moment. You think, “Oh, hallelujah, I love Him and I can praise Him.” You have never been able to praise Him like this until this moment. I don’t care who you say you are. “I had a revelation. I saw.” I don’t care if you did. I don’t care if you did. There’s coming a time when every tongue is going to praise Him; we haven’t got that far yet, when every knee shall bow; we haven’t got that far yet. It’s an ever augmenting plan, escalating, the greatness of God being shown to us.
(9) Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof:
14What a tremendous thing that must be? Honored by God in the midst of the throne on the right hand of the Majesty as the mediator, intercessor for roughly two thousand years and suddenly now it steps up. How does a king step up? A king is a king is a king, a queen is a queen is a queen like a horse is a horse is a horse; and God is God is God and Jesus is Jesus is Jesus, and you say, “Well, all right, there it is.” No, it isn’t there. It isn’t there. You and I have been certainly shown what we were, what we are in Christ, we got a blueprint, but nobody but nobody but God can give us the blueprint of Himself and show the multiplied facets, the multiplicity of the facets of the grace and glory of Almighty God which surpasses anything and keeps surpassing anything known. You talk about a Roman candle. There’s nothing will touch this, and so the saints have a new song.
15We have a new song now. I think this church is a good example. We go right to the Scripture and sing the Scriptures, all centering on the Lamb. I still am bigoted and arrogant enough to believe that we have something here that a lot of people want. That was put pretty nice, wasn’t it, without going too far? I believe, not because I’m here, no, has nothing to do with me. It has to do with the Word. That’s all. You honor the Word; you also honor the vessel which is not worth honoring except it is a vessel. And you know my stand on that. I don’t try to sell you any, hot cakes and hot soap. It’s true.
(9) …they sung a new song, (and the song said,) Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and nation;
16So therefore, this what He did is a part of redemption. It’s that which comes out of the blood and the sacrifice and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, and it wouldn’t be complete without this, to this point. Ha, in many points. The conditions of the rapture, my brother/sister, are three fold: Shout, Voice, Trumpet. You’re looking like…like literally, Wedding Supper here. [Revelation 5]
(10) And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
Without the opening of the book, the Seven Seals, the consummation, the Thunders, whoever is going to do it there would be no reign upon the earth but Jesus Himself comes down and says in the 3rd chapter, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if any man hear my voice, he’ll open the door, I’ll come in and sup with him and he with Me. And him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.” [Rev 3:20, 21] Because when He ripped the Seals off the book, the Father vacated the throne, and the Son climbed upon the throne; and He became truly then the great Melchisedec as He never was before. In other words, the potential came into manifestation. And as you and I receive what was done in heaven through the authentic vindicated voice of a God given prophet then we are partakers of that and in no other way. Why? Because nobody else believes it; nobody else has it.
17How can you receive revelation unless it’s given to you? You’re going to cook it up yourself? Could be a good old Sweden board? You got Sweden boards done in Christadelphian in Philadelphia church, right here in Urbana. A hot spot of iniquity, a den of hell, maniacal visions, devil inspired. What was he on? Drugs? Booze? Or just a complete nut? People believe hogwash, then turn down a legitimate prophet of God; it shows where they are. What a mess! A universalist, getting front page notice for handing out prophylactics in church to ward off AIDS.
Get the people back to God and morals, and they’ll never get back to God and morals, brother/sister, it’s gone. It’s gone. I’m going to tell you, don’t waste your time praying. You sigh and cry because sin is in the world like old poor old Lot in the gates, and you’re just fed up with it. You’re fed up with the guy, full of it. You’re fed up with yourself. You’re fed up with everything and you’re ready to call it quits. Live, or die, sink, or swim, this is it and I’m getting out of here, or forget it. Who cares? You say, “That’s an awful attitude.” You think so? Where are you going to go and get another one? What kind of attitude do you want? “Well, hallelujah, I’m alive unto God.” That’s true, but the other guy thinks so, too.
18They sang a song. Now what happens in heaven must happen on earth, so therefore, the opening of the Seals had predicated and establishes the new song. In other words, I don’t know what it all means I’m not going to spell it out like a song but just they sang a new song. And if you’re not singing a new song which would be you have to sing what the revelation is then go back to the old songs. I don’t see any point in doing that.
19So, it’s a time for great rejoicing.
 …You get it? Oh, how we should love Him, and adore Him, praise Him; to see the fruit of the Spirit in the last days, and a Bride Tree ripening in the top of the time!
In other words, the Word of God coming to full effect and maturity comes to full effect and maturity in the last vindicated prophet to a last vindicated people. And the vindication is one and only thing, no matter what is produced; where do you stand on the Word? See?
 The true vine and the false vine, …have the same anointing. (They had the same anointing.) The water fell on both…. (Quoting now from, “the rain falls on the just and the unjust,” and also, Hebrews 6. Was it Mt 5:45 and Heb 6:1-11.) No wonder He warned us that, “It would deceive the very Elected if it were possible.” (Now I want to read right through.)
 Notice, they look the same. They’re anointed the same. But notice, “By their fruit...” How do you know it?
How do you know that isn’t an orange? Because it’s bearing a grapefruit. That vine is all right, it’s living in the tree, but it’s bearing a grapefruit. It isn’t…the first one. (Like it isn’t like the first one.)
And if a church says it “believes Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever,” and deny His Power, deny His works, deny His Word; …(got soft). The Church that believes in Jesus Christ, will do the works of Jesus Christ, it’ll have the Life of Jesus Christ. And if it doesn’t,…And if it isn’t, no matter if the Life is pouring into it; if it isn’t predestinated, from the roots, it’ll bear grapefruit every time, or something different. …But if it’s the predestinated Life, in the roots, it’ll bear Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever, and it’s the Word coming up through the Root. Which…is the Root, the beginning of time.
20Now I’m going to read it the way I understand this so you just bear with me. If you think I’m wrong, you do what you want about it. Look I’m no prophet.
 Now notice, they look the same.
What looked the same? The two branches, …?... The two branches looked the same. How many of you people can tell a grapefruit branch from an orange branch? I never bothered to find out, to really look. Why I doubt if I could tell. I don’t know. But if there’s a statement made here about branches. They look the same. They’re not of the same. Then, let me add this, that to all but the perfect, that’s those He initiated, those that have the revelation of the hour in its fullness, to all people but them, these branches look exactly the same and for all intents and purposes they are the same. Do you follow? Okay, understand that then.
21However, they differ in the mind or the Word, so therefore, what you are looking for is not something obvious that goes by appearance. You’ve got to go deeper and find what’s the motivation. And the motivation would have to be based upon an authority other than life. In other words, there’s dog life, there’s bird life, there’s pig life, there’s horse life, but each life is different and it determines exactly what is in the exterior. So you could put all those lives side by side and unless you could find what’s in the genes, you wouldn’t know exactly what’s behind it. That’s what he’s actually saying here. You got exterior manifestation. And there’s coming a life but there’s something that’s different even though it’s that life there’s a genetic pattern there. There’s something behind it. That is what we call foreordination. I can’t express myself too perfectly here because there’s no way I can do it, just trying to get to you.
22Now I’m saying the external then is what you can’t look at, you’ve got to go deeper and you’ve got to go to the internal. So let’s go to a bit of Scripture on that, and we’ll start with John 7…to get what we’re talking about.
(24) Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
“What I saw him do it. Don’t tell me they say there’s any difference between Oral Roberts and William Branham and this that and the other thing. Let’s understand that. William Branham, of course, was a crackpot.”
Now Oral’s been a crackpot, too. That leaves Tommy Osborne. Where’s he hoofed off to? France? Nobody knows what he’s even doing. That gives us Leroy Jenkins. Oh brother. He’s even filthy, that bird. You say, “Well, I can tell him.” Well, maybe you can’t. Maybe he’s got something nobody knows about, something deeper.
(24) Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
23Now what would righteous judgment be? According to the Bible at the end time after Elijah comes and not before, and remember, the same Spirit of Elijah was on Jesus the Christ and it’s the same spirit we have today which is our true Elijah. Remember it’s after Elijah comes they can discern between the righteous and the wicked, and know what is unrighteousness, and what is righteousness.
And unrighteousness, absolutely, is being off the Word. So therefore, what lies behind the life is the genetic pattern which is the Word. So therefore, it doesn’t matter what you see today. You cannot figure it by what you see. You have got to be told what’s behind it.
24Like I told you, I saw what they were doing out there for years, and I wouldn’t stoop to do it for fifteen seconds, not because I’m anybody nice; it’s just because something in me says, “Hey, you can’t do that.” There’s no way. As I told my wife, I said, “Look, you’re blond so I got to leave you and get myself a brunette and a Cadillac and live like the devil, go to hell on four wheels, maybe God will bless me.” I’m looking for the wrong thing. I thought I had a great healing ministry which was pretty good while I was using it, some discernment which Bro. Branham said was very good but I had some error, and a lot of real genuine which were true, visions correct. And I thought that was it. It wasn’t it. And the more I got to the Word, the more the other left. Now I’m not against the other anymore but it’s just I’m not interested because there’s a higher interest.
There’s a genetic pattern that if I can get to the Genesis and be a part of the Root then what does it matter about the rest? God puts in me what He has need of for His glory. I want all you men and women sitting here this morning to understand that.
25You know Pentecost left a terrible imprint upon women. They’ll be flaming evangelists like …?... told us, this very church one time she became the first flaming evangelists; after she got kissed and seduced by the devil. Wasn’t that nice? The first flaming…a woman? Got to be glad God gave you the part He gave you, took you right out of those things. You don’t have to try to shine at being a spout or the Bible, and all those things. And I use that term because most women want to just spout the Bible. If you could…if it’s real in your heart you’re not spouting, you’re saying the truth because you’re meek and sober. You know your position which is being a good wife, a good mother, and there’s some …?... even something beyond that.
26And that’s even as many women and men have given up marriage even to just serve the Lord all the more. They’re not queer ducks or anything else. Those people are not eunuchs by themselves; they’re usually eunuchs of God, some…. The Bible says, “Some make themselves eunuchs,” which means they simply abstain.
The Catholic church tried to be celibate. You end up with the priest getting AIDS, filling the schools with their illegitimate children which they’ve done for years. In Montreal they dug up a basement of a former convent, babies bones down there by the tubful’s. Don’t smart off with God.
Brother/sister, we’re in days we got to get back to the pattern, back to the genetics, back to the root. And remember, everything comes out of God, good, bad and indifferent. Where did the devil come from? Huh! He was perfect in all his ways, mature he was right there, until iniquity was found. He knew to do different but he did otherwise. What a mess people find themselves in. See? Sure. It’s all there. Okay.
27Let’s go to 2 Corinthians 10. That’s another little thought here that I put down in my notes here which we might look at, but hopefully with the…prophet. …
(7) Do (you) look on things after the outward appearance? If any man trust…himself that he is Christ’s, let him of himself think this again, that, as he is Christ’s, even so are we Christ’s.
Now these were people trying to denigrate the old Apostle Paul and they looked at the outward appearance. Old Kentucky hillbilly, stooped-shoulder, runny little… hooked nose, beady-eyed, bald-headed bird going down the road, couldn’t even speak worth a plug nickel.
(8) For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which the Lord hath given us for edification, and not for your destruction, I should not be ashamed:
28Now right there just like Paul, William Branham was in the same stature, God given authority would be bestowed upon him, not to destroy the people, to take away what they thought they have but to give them something to get them there. They said, “Who needs you, you stupid little Kentucky hillbilly?”
(9) That I may not seem as if I would terrify you by letters.
(10) For his letters, they (say), are weighty and powerful; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible.
Why do you think Bro. Branham kept saying, ‘haint’, ‘tote’, ‘fetch’ and so on? He talked about hoe-cakes. Who in the world knows about hoe-cakes except a Kentucky hillbilly? It was a little bonfire you build when you’re hungry out there and you take your hoe and you put a cake on it, and put the hoe which won’t burn, and you put it above the fire, and there’s your hoe-cake. How do I know? I asked Lavenia Cash, she’s from down there, ate hoe-cakes. “You haven’t made hoe-cakes, brother?” I said, “No, what in the world is a hoe-cake?” Should have known it was a hoe-cake on a hoe. But who would do that?
It’s as crazy as the word ‘hangnail’. What’s a hangnail? The little thing, skin by your finger and it hurts. Hangnail, it hangs by the nail, I guess. Well, my nail isn’t hanging by it; it’s hanging by a nail. It’s not hanging by a nail, it’s beside the nail. Oh, language.
29So poor old Paul had trouble with his Greek or something there but he sure didn’t have trouble with his revelation.
(11) Let such an one think this, that, such as we are in word by letters when we are absent, such will we be in deed when we are present. (See?)
(12) For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, comparing themselves (amongst) themselves, are not wise.
(13) But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you.
(14) For we stretch not ourselves beyond (the) measure (God gave), as though we (reached) not unto you: for we are come as far as to you also preaching the gospel of Christ.
(15) Not boasting of things without…measure, that is, of other men’s labours; but having hope, when your (hope) is…your faith is increased, that we should be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly,
(16) To preach the gospel (and so on)…
So what’s he saying here? He said, “You look at me as though I don’t have what it takes, as though I’m not the one sent here to bring you into Christ and to set you there where you want to go. I want to tell you something, I am that one.” He said, “You’re fooled by the outward appearance.”
30Where is his big education?” Oh, that book that Lloyd and I picked up. Oh, it hit Bro. Branham because you see, “He’s a crazy Oneness.” But he wasn’t Oneness. That’s a lie. He believed in the oneness of the Godhead that there is one God, period. But he wasn’t Oneness according to doctrine, or Jesus Only, or what you want to call it. And they said, “He hadn’t gone to a reputable school of theology.” Come and eat my puke; it’s better than your puke.
Brother/sister, I’m going to be a witness in that day by the grace of Almighty God. That’s the sin that bugs me and riles me up; these half-baked moronic spiritual nincompoops. That bunch of Pentecostal, like in Canada. Oh, they had tried to refute the Church Age Book where I showed positively by science that we are animal like Bro. Branham said, and those prenatal cells, my brother/sister, by injection if they are liver they go right to your liver, and they proved it by tracers on the isotopic tracers. But the big Pentecostal, big mouth, big shot had to go to the MD like McCormick over here in Spencerville, Ohio, little, little Methodist twit.
31I said the osteopath is identical to a MD but he has a plus. And he went to Greenburg, the little Jew, an antichrist, and said, “What about it, doc?” And he said, “It’s a lie.” You’ve got hospitals in Dayton osteopathic, can operate, give drugs, do everything an MD does, plus. Your stupid preachers! Yes! Stupid! Spiritually insane and corrupt couldn’t get past the fourth grade kid. I’ve got the articles. We’ve got the proof. But they open their mouths to show their stupidity. And Pentecost is the cream of the crop. I’m talking because I was a Pentecostal, years and years, but the night I was filled with the Holy Ghost I knew Pentecost was wrong. Could never stand the organization and the filth that was within but I seen the glory of God in these Scripture. That doesn’t floor me at all; it makes me love Him and want to be like that.
32But I’m telling you I don’t want to be a Baptist, Methodist, Pentecostal; I don’t want to be an independent either. I want to be a dependent child of Almighty God from the roots. The test is the Word. You do what you want about it. Pete made a good point. You don’t look at the vessel; you look at what’s there beyond the vessel. And I’ll fool you every single time, just like Bro. Branham did, and so will every servant of Christ fool everyone that’s going to be fooled. But I bring you the same challenge Bro. Branham did, “When did I ever ask you for a plug nickel? When did I take food off your table? When did I do anything that you could put your finger on?” Except I can get hotter than a two dollar pistol, just like the prophet said I’ll pop off. And I’ve popped off at some of you and I’ll do it again, too. You bet your sweet life because Lee Vayle doesn’t change; he wished he could but he’s not going to.
I went to the prophet. Don’t worry. I know what I’m talking about. I’m going to stand at the White Throne. It’s not going to be some little sweet experience, dance around like a fairy or the tooth fairy, or the good fairy or the other kind of fairy. Be sober and sincere but I’m not afraid. Why should I be afraid? I’ve given you Word exactly Word by Word, I believe by vindicated prophet. I haven’t tried to change one thing but just show you what he’s talking about. I hope I’m doing it. I don’t know. I can’t prove anything. I don’t know.
33But notice their fruit. How do you know?
 How do you know it isn’t an orange branch? Because the branch is bearing…grapefruit. The branch…is all right, it’s living in the tree, but it’s bearing a grapefruit. It isn’t…like the first branch.
And if the church as a branch, says it “believes Jesus is Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever,” and then deny His Power, deny His works, deny His Word; it’s lying about the truth. The Church branch that believes in Jesus Christ, will do the works of Jesus Christ, it’ll have the Life of Jesus Christ. (In other words, it will be part of the tree, original tree.) And if it doesn’t, (it’s talking now about the fruit which is the Word)…no matter if the Life is pouring into it;
Every single sign is perfect as to its character, as to its gifts; still wrong. “Though I give my body to be burned and have not love.” And remember, love is not an attribute of God at this point; love is God. That’s why I can’t understand these two soul characters. Bro. Branham said, “The soul is the nature of the spirit.” A nature is not the thing itself; it is what determines the thing itself. But he said, “We had three parts; a soul, a spirit, and a body.” And he said, “The spirit goes first when a man dies but the soul lingers.” How could the atmosphere linger when the guy’s dead? So what he’s saying the soul gives an atmosphere to the spirit. It’s down in there where the gene is when you’re born again. The deep is answered to the deep and the life begins to change and it changes toward the Word.
34How is it that all these people have this great feeling to just obey the Word? Thou shalt not commit adultery. “How? I never touch a woman, no, no, never let a man touch me, so on, so on. Steal, oh no, no stealing, never steal, never lie, never lied,” but Elijah’s going to come and it’s there in that man, “Oh, shut-up!” In that hillbilly? “No, I don’t lie. I don’t cheat. I don’t steal. I love. I give. I do all. Well, Bro. Vayle, I’ve had a ministry all these years but I’m just as good as he is.” Nobody said you weren’t. Where are you? Where are you? Where was Israel? I don’t know. What are you going to do about it?
 …no matter if the Life is pouring into it; …if it isn’t predestinated, from the roots, (If it’s not according to the genetic pattern,) it’ll bear grapefruit every time, (go off the Word into) …something different (from the Word). …But if it’s the predestinated Life, in the roots, (that is the original Life) it’ll bear Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever, since it’s the Word coming up through the Root (right up to now, all the way through)…which He is the Root, the beginning of time.
35What is that one? Let’s take a look at it, Revelation 3…
(14) These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
When it all started, coming right up now to full Headship taking over, Genesis 18, John 4. Do you think they’re going to take that? “Well,” you say, “why are you saying that?” Because that’s what the prophet said! I’m not smart; I’m stupid. Took me eighteen years after his death to figure that one out to know exactly where we stood on it. That Heb 13:8 was not Mark 16. Anybody can have Mark 16 but nobody but nobody but one has…one man has Genesis 18. Haven’t had a man like this for two thousand years: it started four thousand years ago with Moses and ended up four thousand years later with William Branham.
36Notice! Let’s look it here. Read this over again.
 The Church, the branch, the church that believes in Jesus Christ, will do the works of Jesus Christ, it’ll have the Life of Jesus Christ. And if it doesn’t, no matter if the Life is pouring into it; and it isn’t predestinated, from the roots, it’ll bear a grapefruit every time, (that sounds like an absolute contradiction unless you can understand it. Again.)
 …the branch, that’s the church, I don’t care what it is that believes in Jesus Christ, will do the works of Jesus Christ, and it’ll have the Life of Jesus Christ. (It’s a part of that Tree from the roots.) And if it doesn’t have that…
Now what’s he been talking about? An evidence, a branch in a tree that’s growing…putting out a grapefruit and a lemon and a tangelo. And there’s oh so many of them now. “But,” he said, “it’s not bearing a true orange.”
37Now what was Jesus? He was the Word. He was the full concept of God, the full concept of Almighty God, the complete wisdom, the everything of God, starting into human display. So when you look there you say, “Where then is the start?” It starts with the genetics, the genetic pattern. And you know, as well as I do, that that genetic pattern can go haywire and the whole thing is haywire. And you can tell today, even prove the Scripture by Bro. Branham by they’re taking the DNA and the RNA and they’re splicing and they’re turning out the hybrid and it’s going to take the world over to destruction. That’s the exact physical picture of the spiritual.
Now he said, “You take that life of Christ and you can see It pouring through a vessel producing these things and go back and check it with the pattern which is the Word and the Word is a revelation and they’re off the revelation.” You know they haven’t got it. Now who’s going to believe anything but stupid jerks like us who have to depend upon a revelation to get out of here?
38The identification of the branch is Heb 13:8 and we the fruit of it if we believe Heb 13:8 correctly and connect that with Matthew 16, “Flesh and blood cannot reveal it, only the Father which is in heaven,” and Jesus Himself said, “Not my words, not my life, not anything could reveal It to you but God Himself.” In other words, there is no physical way that you can know that you know; it’s a spiritual thing. And they say, “Well, you guys are all puffed up. You’re a bunch of stupid so-and so’s.” That’s exactly what Paul taught. He said, “Those that are perfect you come to a place of induction into an elite lodge. It’s an elite Bride. And the password is the revealed Word.” Stop! Give the password: Mal 4:5, 6.
39Well, just a minute, that sounds good but a lot of other folk are saying that. What’s exactly Heb 13:8 mean? “Well, that’s Mark 16.” Withdraw at an appreciable distance until you learn what it is and you can try to approach one more time. The part does not contain the whole. Heb 13:8 is the whole. Mark 16 is a part of the whole and thereby, contains a part but does not contain the whole of the whole. A slice of pie is not the whole pie. Just let me go a little further and get back to the old family stomping grounds of this church and that is the baptism of the Holy Ghost, a little teensy weensy drop of the Life of God does not constitute God though it is identical to all that is in God and all that was in God poured into Christ is here now in the Headship. The complete revealed Word, there’s nothing more to add to It. Let any man try, eighth messenger, this messenger, that messenger: he’s out on a limb.
 Notice, but it’s what they produce (that is what comes out of them, which is what? The Word.) that tells you the difference. “By their words,” said Jesus…, “you shall know them.”
40You shall know what? What kind of branch is it. So I talked to people all my life when I was a Christian, as a Christian, I say, “Hey, what do you believe?”
“Well, I believe in the trinity, hallelujah.” I know where he stands; he’s a Roman Catholic or some Protestant. That’s okay. Okay.
“Well,” I say, “I believe in eternal security.” Amen, he’s a good old Calvinist.
“I believe in …?...” Oh, he’s a good old Armenian.
So you ask questions and pretty soon you know just what they are by the Word. You ask us. That’s why you’re supposed to get together and talk the Word. Men and women talking: let people know. Don’t go out there and try to start something. It didn’t say you’re out there in the street. It said they’re talking one to another.
Ha, boy, listen. I can tell you, you let people, I don’t care who they are in this message, out, whatever, you let them start talking. It doesn’t take you minutes to know if they know what they’re talking about. There’s a certain type of expression in this message that is absolutely mysterious. Again I’m not trying to make anything out of us. I just want you to know this that this is a mysterious thing because very, very, very, very few are going to get it. You know why? Because they can’t give up their own teaching.
41They can’t give up the old genetic pattern. Do you want to change the color of your eyes? Well, I’ll bop you in the eyes with my fist if that will help you. But that won’t do it. I’ve got to get in there and change the genetic pattern and the genetic pattern is the understanding of the Word. And that’s right because there’s an understanding in your genetic pattern, the DNA and the RNA, how it’s going to combine together, and therefore, what it will produce. And don’t you know there’s something very, very funny of the fact of the serpent, the beast, so like a man could mate with Eve and produce a child except maybe for coloration It looked exactly like Abel but a whole lot bigger. You got all the world out here that can produce exactly what we are like and a whole lot bigger and better and they’re hybrids.
Now let’s get the picture, Noah was the only true, legitimate human being, one out of the eight, and the eight out of billions. How many true Bride will there be at the end time with the genetic pattern with the Word from the root? No, that’s why Bro. Branham said, “Press into It.”
 “By their fruits…you shall know them.” “Men do not gather grapes off of a thistle branch,” (Now I’m going to disagree with the punctuation here so watch your text: “Men do not gather grapes off of thistle) even though the thistle be right in the grapevine. That could be possible, but the fruit will tell it.
42I do not put my punctuation there. I put it this way: “Men do not gather grapes off of a thistle branch; (semi-colon, exclamation mark it doesn’t matter) even though the thistle be growing right in the grapevine (and then in parenthesis if you want) (That could be possible,) close parenthesis, but the fruit will tell it.”
Do you hear what I’m reading? Now man cannot gather grapes off of a thistle branch, even though that thistle is growing right out of another plant and taking the life off it. Now that could be possible. What? That that plant is living off the life that’s not its own but it will eventually betray itself because it has to bear fruit. That’s what he’s saying here.
43Now you know that the orchid and the air flowers and these parasites live on other life. And you know, there’s that…that what do you call them? That poison oak, I’ve seen it start growing up a tree, and pretty soon it kills the whole tree. So it’s living off the life, it’s branches, it’s little roots are right in there, millions of them, right into the bark. Man, it’s a pretty splendiferous looking thing. It’s quite attraction. I was amazed when I saw it first time.
I said, “Hey, that’s something to look at. This old vine done plumb took over.” But you know what? It couldn’t bear the needles on the cedar tree it was taking over. It’s bearing its own leaves and berries and stuff. Yeah, and that’s what he’s talking about. He said it can be done. Now how many people are going to believe that outside of us? Now we accept it and say, “Hey, I got to get …?...”
44Bro. Branham was trying to show me the Lamb’s Book of Life. Man, all the time he could afford to give me out in Tucson, two and three hours a day. Well, he didn’t give me that, me running back and forth, and him coming from hunting and trying to relax at that and I’m standing there and I’m trying to get that. You talk about a tough deal. Hours, I couldn’t get it. Finally, I just had to believe him, then I could get somewhere. I’m still struggling over some things, like…
I’m not anymore over the fact that the Bride does not go through the Tribulation. I know the Greek on those things, studied right alongside with the best of them. That is to say I took the best Greek, I wasn’t the best student, just took the best Greek students, the best works. I could almost put anybody under the table by showing, “Hey, it won’t work.” When Bro. Branham said, “That was THUS SAITH THE LORD.” I said, “That’s THUS SAITH THE LORD, hallelujah! That’s what it is.” I don’t care if I ever understood it or not. But I understood it later on. You got to believe these things. If you don’t believe them, you throw them in the junk can they’ll never become real. You see? Okay.
45The fruit of the vine is teaching. What fruit then are we eating? Are we eating the fruit in season? Now, this is a categorical doctrine; it is not a cover-up or an evasion of the issue what he says here. The fruit of the season is Heb 13:8 by Genesis 18 which is necessary to have anything to do with Rev 10:1-7, Mal 4:5, 6 and so on. Now,
 What is their fruit? (He says, “You can tell by the fruit.”) It’s the Word, …the fruit for the season. That’s what it is, their teaching. The teaching of what? The teaching of the season, what time it is. Man’s doctrine, denominational doctrine, …or God’s Word for the season?
Now Bro. Branham categorically in Doing God a Service and Christ is the Mystery of God Revealed, [63-0728] established himself as the one man who could tell you the season and what the Word was. So you go to him. That’s where all these people say they believe Bro. Branham, flunk. “Well,” they say, “the Scripture says here. The Scripture says here.” I don’t care what you say the Scripture says. Don’t come to me with your murder. Get out! Aw, some people are so stupid.
Preachers stupid! Let anybody fill the pulpit. Why do you think we guard this pulpit? Because I’ve got brains, I’m somebody? No, I’m too smart to have just brains. I’m responsible to God and I know what this message says and I’m telling you word for word what It says because I’m going word by word. If you’re going to tell me that’s spirit of prophecy is not genuine you can do what you want. Go someplace else; be my guest.
46They’re spreading around Europe now that Lee Vayle was called doctor by William Branham because he didn’t trust people with a degree; so therefore, I’m not worthy to be trusted. I’m a false preacher, a false teacher. But my wife caught that in a hurry; she said to Bro. Branham, “Why are you calling my husband a doctor? You know he doesn’t have a degree.” Yet he said I earned a degree. Is he a liar? Go ahead and make him one. I don’t care. Do what you want with William Branham but I’m another horse. I hope to be in the same race, get in there not too late either. “Well,” he said, “anybody that knows the Bible like he does deserves to be called one.”
I’m not trying to defend myself; I’m just telling you. I don’t care what you believe; you can join the crowd. That come out of one my very best friend’s church. I don’t need to be defended but I’m telling you flat, you believe what you want. But I’m preaching with authority here on the grounds that I believe that I know what the prophet said and understand these things. That’s why I take a very tough stand in this pulpit; you got to forgive me for it and if you think I’m [ram] bunctious and all, you can do anything you want. You can sell me over to anybody you want, betray me, do anything you want. It’s going to happen. It could happen. I don’t know.
47Now listen! These branches—Luther, Wesley, Pentecostal—are all cut off because they are fallen stars, not that they were fallen stars themselves but the men that followed. They had the truth. You see? Now, today for Bro. Branham to categorically place himself as the branch of Jn 14:12 would demand the evidence that he was that one.
Now every legitimate scholar of theology and church history having examined Bro. Branham knew that he came the closest. Dr. Otto Witt in Germany praised him highly. I wish I’d had the letters that I had in my possession the men that wrote Bro. Branham, King George, president of Finland and different ones. I don’t have it. The man that betrayed Bro. Branham to the IRS through lies because Bro. Branham was not crooked, didn’t do one thing wrong. In fact he overpaid like most of us do because we don’t know the laws, so therefore, we say just rook us and they’ll never give it back.
48Satan will take you down the river and he won’t give it back either, brother/sister. The devil and the IRS is all the same thing. It’s all the same lousy rotten world government just like at the time of Jesus Christ. Let’s face it. So the guy betrayed him and he’s evidently the one that took all the files. But I’m witness at the White Throne judgment I had in my hand letters from….
DeCoursey yes, that’s the name I couldn’t remember. They wanted William Branham who could have visions to go behind the Iron Curtain with vision and he was willing to do it like Elisha but God withheld him. I held in my hands letters from King George. I’m standing here with my hand raised, the Bible in front of me, and the president of Finland. And many of the letters I don’t recall.
And I saw DeCoursey turn on Bro. Branham because this woman Livingston descended of the Livingston’s you know from the Crimean War and all, the first…like Red Cross, nurse, kind of stuff. She had said she had cancer and Bro. Branham didn’t discern she had or not, and then they said they found out she had diabetes so that made Bro. Branham a liar. When flesh came on her bones and she got saved and healed, and you quibble like a bunch of jerks.
49Merciful God, I don’t care if you’ve got dandruff in excess or AIDS, if God heals you, shut-up and glorify God. Don’t be a jerk. It tells whose side you’re on. That time a woman took a snapshot. She felt impelled to in the meetings in the Carolinas and it came out with the death mask on. And Bro. Branham said some little word that wasn’t just perfect with the complete scenario and this guy like a, oh such a marvelous sweet Christian, hallelujah, who so far surpassed Bro. Branham, the great liar now who made one little mistake, standing there (hmmm) self-righteous, (hmmm) it wasn’t just right.
I said, “Listen bud, is that a picture or is it not?”
He said, “Yea.”
I said, “Why don’t you shut-up then?”
I’ll look you all in the eye this morning every one of you if I can reach your eyes. And I want to say the same thing, where do you stand? On some little tiddlywink thing and you’re going to miss the great picture? Fap! When I leave the pulpit I’ll be nice and sweet and kind. Don’t worry. I’ll take you to dinner. Who wants to go to dinner with me? Pay for all of you, no problem, we got enough money. I’m not here to take your hair off and make a hair mattress for myself. I’m not here running you down. I’m giving you principles, brother/sister, principles you got to stand up to the same as I do and the going may get a whole lot rougher still.
50Fallen stars. This new branch demands a vindication. Is it a new branch? I’ll never get to it. There’s no use. I’ve got about four paragraphs now. Here’s another one of those long sermons, twenty-four or something. Who cares?
 Now, the time gets away so quickly, (Thank you Bro. Branham you said it for me. You being the vindicated prophet, I go right along.) But I’m sure that you who are present, and I’m sure…across the nation, (that’s by telephone) can see what I’m trying to tell you, for we don’t have too much longer to stay on it.
 So now you can see that the anointing gets on the unjust,… (the anointing gets on the unjust: oh, what anointing? The opening of the Seven Seals. Revelation 5; we saw it open.)
51Well, let’s go to Revelation 22, and when it’s open and now you can’t shut it. …
(10) And he saith unto me, Seal not the saying of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.
(11) He that is unjust, let him be unjust still:
The opening of that book dooms you whether you’re just or unjust. That’s why Bro. Branham said, “Mercy is cut off.” You got it or you ain’t got it. It’s over. The blood off the mercy seat, so to speak; so to speak or definitely. I never can tell on or off the mercy seat because he said, “It fell on the ground with the elements.” I don’t worry about it. It accomplished what it was supposed to accomplish. It’s still doing it. Figure of speech or legitimate, phraseology, I don’t know.
(11) …he (that) is filthy, (is) filthy still: righteous, righteous still: holy, holy still.
Now …?... is ready to come, the opening of the seals. There you are and at this time the opening of the Seals, the great mystery of this great anointing on true and false, just and unjust, righteous and unrighteous. Here it is. Say, “Well, I don’t think I believe that.” I don’t care what anybody believes. I believe it. It saved my life, hallelujah. I’m all for this. In fact I can have a real rip snorting time up here just preaching. Stick around. I got no problem.
 …the anointing gets on the unjust, and the false teachers, and causes them to do exactly what God told them not to do; (What did He tell them not to do? Not to teach error. See?) but they’ll do it, anyhow. Why? They can’t help it. How can the thistle be anything else but a thistle? No matter how much good rain is sprinkled on it, it’s got to be a thistle. That’s the reason Jesus said, “They’ll be so close it would deceive the…Elect,” which are in the roots (that is original Word), “if it were possible,” but it isn’t possible. A wheat can do nothing but bear wheat; that’s all it can bear.
52Bro. Branham was wheat. He went out and planted wheat. A man came behind and planted tares and they both grew up. A wheat can bear nothing but wheat. This makes the prophet infallible and we simply must with no recourse believe as he does to be wheat, to show ourselves, ourselves are vindicated by it. A thorn has to bear briars. It cannot bear the Word. A wheat has to bear wheat; it must bear the Word. It must have its testimony. The other testimony will fake you out every time.
Now remember, brother/sister, we are not discrediting fruit and love and everything else. That’s there but it will fake you out every time. In fact Bro. Branham painted the picture that the Pharisees, the kind old priest was much more loving than Jesus, on the surface. Do you think the kind, old priest would beat out his loyal church members who made a buck and cut him in on it? Ho, no, not the kind old priest. William Branham… Do you think Oral would turn back a million and a half bucks now that he’s on the chopping block that God may disconnect his umbilical cord of life here? What a tragedy that a man would say such things, but perhaps God inspired him to do it. Let a spirit get down.
William Branham turned down a million bucks. I never turned down a million bucks but I sure turned down plenty of money, in the hundreds of thousands. And I’ve not lied to you. Legitimately I can stand here real close to a millionaire, solid cash in assets. But I’ll not sell the gospel. No way, you do what you want. I can’t do it. No way, you can’t either. You’re not sitting under the sound of my voice and have some other seed planted in you.
 (Now remember,) notice, …God is not the author of organization. The Devil is the author of organization. I’ve proved that by the Word, back and forth, and over and over and over; I won’t have time to go into that this morning. We know that God never did organize people together like that, make an organization. It was hundreds of years after the death of the last apostle…disciple, before they ever had the first organization. It’s always proved a failure. (Sure, they got to take authority even kill people to get it.) If it isn’t, why aren’t we together in love today, Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian,…
53And the fact of the matter is why aren’t we then under the true headship of Almighty God, the Word? What makes organization? Descent upon the Word: everybody say, “No creed but Christ, no Word but the Bible.” Methodists? “I subscribe.” Baptists? “I subscribe.” Pentecostals? “I subscribe.”
“Okay,” Pentecost says, “now if you subscribe, you’ll all speak in tongues.”
“Hold it, bud, that’s of the devil.”
Wonderful agreement all believe in the Word. What Word? Well, they’re going to come to home on the range pretty soon or there won’t be a disagreeable word anymore. They’ll get together somehow. Yeah, they’ll get together. All fruit do.
 If it isn’t, why aren’t the Baptists all in love? Why aren’t the works of God following us, …and every church on the same thing, the same Word? These things that separate men, brotherhood... We’re farther from God than…ever…
54Okay, these people are aiming for ecumenism. They are aiming to get together and their love will be a compromise of the Word and thereby deny Christ. See what it is doing. See what’s doing it. If they want to believe they’re okay they’ll do it by denying the prophet, then where do you stop? Where do you stop? Well, you say, they deny the prophet that…
It’s like I told you years ago, a dear lady, she’s dead now, poor old sister, I forget what her name is anyway. She said, “Bro. Vayle, …the trouble is…people just disagree on the Word. Why don’t we just forget the Word and just go to Christ?”
I said, “Just a minute, that’s where you made your mistake.” She died Pentecostal, poor thing. Perhaps she made it, you know, being another age. I don’t know. It’s election anyway. But how can you be elect in this hour with the guidelines that are vindicated. See, look, brother/sister, having a good heart doesn’t mean you’re a Christian. No, it didn’t look like Paul had a good heart.
 Now we’re farther from God than we ever were, …speaking of the churches…
55Why? Because the articles of faith separate us. …
 Now, we’re told, … (How much time we got, John? Oh, okay.) Now, we’re told, that, “All the old things happened for examples, for our teaching, reproofs, admonitions.” That, all the old things of the Old Testament happened, foreshadowed, to see what would be in the New Testament, in our day.
Just like if you had never seen your hand, …you looked up and you saw a shadow on the wall, as my hand would be from the light, if it’s got five fingers here in a shadow, (when I hold it to the hall) …and you move your hand that’s going toward …the negative, (toward the shadow) it’s got to come to five fingers.
So it tells you then if there’s something in the Old Testament that’s a type or a shadow, it’s an illustration; the real thing is going to happen today. It’s got to show up sometime as the real McCoy. Like you got five fingers here in a shadow, you keep moving it, it’ll come to the shadow and the hand be one. No more shadow. Okay.
 As the Bible tells us, … “The Old Testament being a shadow, a type of the new things, or the things that were to come; not the very things that are, but…a shadow, a type of the things that are to come.”
56Types are not the real thing; they foreshadow them and then the real thing materializes. Proving the shadow was right and all things in continuity. Okay. So, God’s revelation and the response of man is always the same. That doesn’t change. All right. I threw that in there to let you know whatever is in the Old Testament as God says and the response it will be the same today. …
 Let us go back and see if this thing ever was in any other age. Are you willing? So we’ll know, to prove this, back and forth, by the Word; not by some man’s idea, some theory.
I don’t care who he is; any…man, myself or anybody else, “If he speaks not according to the law and the prophets, there is no Light in him.”
Now that’s what Armstrong says and they hammer on the Sabbath. He’s dead now. He never was right. The man was… I don’t know what he had; he sure didn’t have the truth. They’ll tell you that. Yet if you read Dr. Gamble’s book based on the Sabbath, Armstrong hasn’t got a prayer. See? Won’t do it. Don’t do it. See?
57Now, Bro. Branham says, “If you don’t speak according to the law and the prophets, there is no Light in you.” Now what is his interpretation of that Scripture? That means to speak according to the law and prophets, then is to see all type and shadows come together and materialize exactly as set forth. Now what’s the Sabbath? It’s rest. This is the rest wherewith you may cause the weary to rest and this is the refreshing, refreshing, so therefore, the rest is based upon the fact that the blood of Jesus Christ was shed and that shedding of the blood brought forth the Holy Spirit which brought forth the rest. In other words, which…you got to have the Holy Spirit to come into rest.
Now listen carefully. What happens today? Christ Himself cannot appear in human form so that the blood can be shed. But watch! They crucify the Son of God afresh to themselves which means the blood is shed once more as it were to bring forth the life that brings the rest. Huh? Okay.
582 Thessalonians, let’s take a look at it: 1st chapter.
(6) Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;
(7) And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus (Christ) shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,
Now the rest is the true Sabbath which is the Holy Ghost. So when the Holy Ghost appears; there He is, that’s when you enter into rest, but it must be when they deny Him and crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh. So you’re right back to Pentecost. When the Holy Ghost Himself came down, the baptism giving way to the Baptizer, showing the blood is efficacious as it never was before to the believer, but they lose the effect of the blood because they turned that down. Now I know people can laugh and ha, ha, ha but they still don’t know how that Cloud got up there twenty-seven miles high when there’s no way for a cloud to form. Then who brought it there? Oh, I know, I know, I know, we’re fools. Well, at least I will say this, I’m happy to be a fool for something which is evidentially good to be a fool about. Not some guess work, not something that is based upon vomit on every table.
59So the full life flows today and the Bible said, “When Christ who is our life shall appear.” And what’s your life? It is spirit. Spirit and life is the same thing. But when you talk about spirit you cannot depend upon a manifestation but when you talk about life you do depend upon a manifestation because you can’t tell anything is there if there isn’t manifestation and spirit stays apart from manifestation on its own because no man has seen God or ever can see God. But life is a different story, so when life…Christ who is our life shall phaneroo, completely prove the life and the proving of the life, my brother, sister, is ironic. The stratagem is to fool everybody.
“Oh, great William Branham, bring on the great revival, hallelujah, you can do it. Amen and amen. Bring us back to God. Do this and do that.”
“I am come to bring the revelation.”
“What did you say? Hillbilly, tell us again.”
“I have the infallible revelation and I will tell you: 1 Cor 13:9, that which is perfect is come. I will show you what it’s all about in the Book of 1 Corinthians 2, vindication of a great apostle who had the right to bring the Word of Almighty God. I am here as that one, the Omega.”
“You are what? Oh boy, here goes Elijah again. Phttt! We’ve been through that. The old Dowie thought he was Elijah. Everybody thinks he’s Elijah. Everybody thinks he’s Elijah. I’ve got news, Elijah ain’t going to come.”
“Oh, I’ve got news, he is going to come.” Don’t think I don’t know what I’m talking about, brother/sister. I know the Pentecostal, the Baptist, the whole bunch of them. I was part of them for years. But they’re not part of me anymore, hallelujah. I’m not proud; just telling you the truth. That doesn’t mean anything. I don’t have any part of them, part of me; I can still miss it. I can be a heathen, an atheist.
60Where are your roots? You know, even the roots of the certain…trees and things, they seek certain minerals. Sure. What about the little kid that chewed the rubber on the bicycle pedals? Sulphur. What are you chewing on this morning? Huh? Some old ecclesiastical creed? Phooey. …
 …let’s go back and find out if this ever happened, to show us an example. (In other words, let’s find this in the Old Testament, this what we’re talking about, the anointed ones at the end time.)
We could go back…now in the Bible of Exodus and speak of a character named Moses, (one) who was an anointed prophet of God (two) sent of God, (three) with the Word of God and (four) with the will of God for his generation. As God’s Word always runs in continuity,… “He did nothing until He revealed It to His prophets first.” Amos said so. Then He did it. …
Now, He cannot lie. He can’t lie and be God. (That’s good. You can lie and be the devil. Take your pick. Tell a lie, who do you belong to? Tell the truth, who do you belong to? Nice thinking, okay. There’s not a lie in Him. …
And He cannot change It. If He does, then He’s not God…if He made a mistake. He’s got to be infinite. And infinite cannot make a mistake. See? So whatever God…says, that’s eternally right.
61Now he’s making a solemn statement to be reckoned with. And Paul is talking about God and the prophet. So if God lied, Moses lied. If Moses lied; God lied. If God told the truth; Moses told the truth. If Moses told the truth; God told the truth. They are inseparable. Now that’s all there is to it. Bring on the prophets. “Oh, I don’t think I want a prophet. Say, I got the Bible.” Oh, come on.
I read where it says here in Ephesians when the Spirit of wisdom comes and they say, “Hey, the Ephesians already got the Holy Ghost so nobody knows what this is.” I know what it is. William Branham taught me. I know what it is. Lee Vayle, common, no-good, stupid jackass, haven’t got the brains of a louse to come in out of the rain. Couldn’t fight his way out of a paper bag. But he knows. You know! I’ll scream at the White Throne and I won’t back away because the prophet said so: Daniel Sevenieth Week. [61-0806]
62Theologians don’t know the baptism gives way to the Baptizer. A lot of our brethren that are saying they understand what I’m preaching don’t know it either. Do you know it this morning? I could corner you; I could ask you a whole bunch of questions. I’ve got a right to question. You say I’m a teacher; let’s see if I’m teaching. Am I too abstract, too dogmatic, too something or other? Is it too hard? Sit here five or six years catch you like that…?... My God, there’s some things got to be caught. But if you’re as far as you know there’s a prophet that told the truth that’s good. All right, I’ll take that too. What did he say? Never mind what he said, just believe it. Well, can you believe it and not know something about it? Can you believe it without giving up what you got? Can you confess your table’s full of vomit? That’s a good question. You do here, elsewhere I don’t know. I’m not responsible for any church outside of this church. Those that get the tapes on the outside I’ve been responsible for some time because I used to go to their places. If they don’t have pastors I’ll take the responsibility. For anybody else, forget it. I’m not responsible for one more person but I’m responsible here.
 Now, God…promised Abraham that his seed would be a stranger in a strange land… four hundred years, …He’d bring him out with a great hand of might and power, show His signs and wonders amongst the people that they dwelt with. The time of the promise drew nigh. But people had forgotten about that promise. They had their Pharisees and Sadducees amongst them, and so forth, denominations. But, all of a sudden, there come along God and fulfilled His Word but He did it apart…from any of them.
God never, in any day or at any time, ever called a prophet out of a denomination. (Why? As that prophet would be…) …so twisted up, he couldn’t follow God; he’d follow the denomination, …he’d have to stay with that denomination. See?
 Moses, a man sent from God, (not a denomination) with the Word of God, and on his journey taking Israel into the promised land, strictly with the commandments of God,
63That’s it. I’m going into the …?.... What about your fruit? Well, I’ve got a little bit of fruit but I’m not counting on that. That is character, virtue, sobriety, all those things. I’m counting on the fruit of the Word. That’s what came forth from here in this hour. That’s what came from God. I’ve got it. I’m going in. That’s what Israel turned down. See, they went with the Pillar of Fire and a prophet and they turned everything… They wouldn’t take it.
 Now, …strictly with the commandment of God, (going to the Promised Land), he met another prophet, another anointed one that had a genuine anointing of the same Holy Spirit that was upon Moses. That’s right. He was…Balaam. …We’re all acquainted with him. Well, the very things, the same…things…that Balaam said, are still taking place, from about twenty-eight hundred years till now. “Thou art like a unicorn, O Israel. …Whosoever blesses you will be blessed. …cursed who curses you…. Your strength, and you’re strong and you’re mighty, how righteous are thy tents, O Jacob!” See, he couldn’t help himself. Yet he came there purposing in his heart to curse the people. [Num 24:5]
64Notice, Balaam…was out to lead Israel astray. So are these men today out to lead the Bride astray and people astray. And the Bride is the target. You’re the target of a false word. You’ve been the target of a false word. Come on. Go over this tape. I challenge you; I know what I’m saying this morning. Listen to the things I’m emphasizing and stretching. You are the target. There’s a book written, “You are not the target.” That is a book of psychology and physiology. I am telling you, you are the target but you have the devil’s answer. A vindicated prophet, the branch, you got a Word. Absolutely. Oh, that’s too simple. It goes over their heads; it’s too simple. See? Same word, no, they didn’t have the same word everything but the same word. That’s right. That’s what it was. You see?
65Okay, our time’s gone. I’m going to start right back with this paragraph and we’re going to read a lot of Scripture from this point. Read whole chapters, that’s Wednesday, Lord willing, I’m willing, you’re willing, the Lord’s willing. I don’t know. Paul said, “We’re willing,” he said, “if we go to perfection but ah, ah, God was not willing. In this hour God is willing. Okay. That is…what is it? Four pages, I don’t know. Not very many pages. How many paragraphs? Paragraph 56, right, to 66. Ten paragraphs, my, my, we’re really kicking up the sand in the morning are we? Okay, the Lord bless you all.
Sorry we couldn’t go further but that’s the way things are. See, we can take our time but, look, maybe, maybe, there won’t be next week and we’ll be glad we stayed. Maybe there’ll be, you know, I’ll just read to…, maybe, maybe, the Lord will come. You know, say, “Well, that’s enough.” Maybe we’re taken out, maybe dead. Who knows? Job lost all his children in one foul swoop. Death isn’t the bad thing; it’s being unprepared. What’s the preparation? We were embalmed with death instead of life, if we are embalmed with life which means put away with life, you know, that’s what’s getting our physical structure ready. That’s true. You’re embalmed with the Word, so to speak. You’ve had this Word pumped into your veins, your spiritual veins, you’re going to rise. You’ll see Bro. Branham first you know. You won’t see Jesus; I can’t give you bad…false hope now. I’m not going to give you false hope.
No matter what you see you’re going to be happy. See, that’s going to be real nice. You have a chance to see what you would have been up there had you been like Christ; you’ll get your theophany. There you will have a good time. Personally, I’m telling you a good time and I think I should get there ahead of you. You know, [Bro. Vayle chuckles.] it will be nice. Bro. Branham got ahead of us, and he’s going to come up first, right? Beautiful! Everything worked out. So the Lord bless you. Let’s rise and be dismissed. Seven thirty, Monday night. Keep your prayer list up, keep praying, remember deacons if not this week, next week, some prayer amongst yourselves what to do. If you need…want to ask me questions I’ll be happy to help you.
66 Gracious, heavenly Father, again we want to praise You for love, mercy and grace that little song says that the prophet brought out so beautifully, and seeing the grace of God just absolutely God You plunked down a prophet as it were right in our lap. It’s just marvelous to think he was at that river and he didn’t know what was going to happen. He knew something was to happen. Sure, he knew that but didn’t know where, when and how and You did it. And here we are Lord, the same thing, we didn’t know, and here we were in plain view of You in the prophet revealing Yourself in a prophet and these mighty great things and we’re very happy for it.
And Lord, again I want to ask you now that the time of emphasis is over and the punch has stopped punching to forgive me, Lord, if I’ve been a little obstreperous here, too hard Lord, too rough, hanging too tough Lord, within myself I’ve got nothing to hang tough for or tough with. Hope I haven’t made any misrepresentation Father, any way shape and form, hurt anybody’s feelings, that’s not the idea. But to know Lord, I’ve stood corrected before You and I want the people to understand that I want them to stand corrected, too Lord, and in the state of fellowship and love with each other that doesn’t know any limits because the overflowing has come to our midst, O God. And when there’s an overflowing like the waters out of the East gate in Ezekiel, past the hip, you’re no longer to the thigh, waters to flood us right over, to carry us over. Then Lord, how wonderful our fellowship ought to be. There ought not to be anything stand in the way. There ought not to be anything Lord, that circumvents it but everyone with one accord, real unanimity, just press in to have this fellowship and love. And Lord God, we could be as smart as the world if we wanted to be, we proved it ourselves when people didn’t like us we could make ourselves liked. If they didn’t love us, and want to assimilate us, we could literally make ourselves that way then how much more…