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1 Let us pray. Heavenly Father, we want to invoke Your rich blessing upon us this hour, this day Lord, that has been set aside for the study of Your Word according to a vindicated prophet. Praying Lord, that You’ll help us to see things herein, to give us an understanding, more and more what has been said, a deeper understanding Lord, something which will impress us, oh God, to be more a part of this message and to see what it is all about. We’ll be careful to give You the praise in Jesus’ Name, we pray. Amen. You may be seated.
2Now this is number 9 of The Anointed Ones of the End Time, and as one studies this message wherein Bro. Branham has been commissioned to reveal this mystery of the false christs as part of the Seventh Seal, we are struck by the fact that he is placing the blame on these lying prophets for the church’s failure to receive the promise of God for this hour. That’s right. It isn’t that the promise of God isn’t here to be received; it’s here and they won’t receive it. Right? It’s exactly right. What is the promise of this hour? Malachi 4 is part of it; Rev 10:1-7, the opening of the Seven Seals, the Seven Thunders, right down the line, Resurrection hour, all those things. And the false prophets are causing the people to miss it; they’re being cheated.
It is in paragraph 89 as he is speaking out against the false prophet, Zedekiah that he says, “The church has a right to these things but you’ve been cheated out of them.” That’s exactly true. But they have a right; it was presented before them and they could have had it. The false prophets came along, they said, “Forget it. You know that’s not what we teach. Why, look, you talk about a vindicated prophet. We’ve got vindication, too. We’re somebody. Don’t sell us short. Hey, man, he’s not the only guy that got something. What does he think he is? Oh, our great organization.”
3Like the book, Lloyd and I saw, “William Branham didn’t go to some accredited school of theology.” Oh my, how dreadful, oh, goodness me. [Spoken very sarcastically.] I suppose a fully qualified engineer out of MIT Ford should have been. Where did Chrysler go? You talk about a genius. Where did Walter (Bea) go? Ha! Stupid ignorant preachers! Who isn’t ignorant and stupid these days though? The Intelligentsia: so-called, the lawyers, the doctors, and the media. Like one guy a long time ago quoting the scripture facetiously said concerning the newspapermen, “And they could not see Jesus from the press,” you know, “the crowd.” Well, I’ll endorse that.
4They’ve been cheated out of them. It is evident that it is these false teachers who are leading the church into a world ecumenical body that is trying to restore the church by denominational efforts. Now you got to give them ‘A’ for trying if you believe that failure is success or going to hell is a very fine opposite to heaven. That is, you know, one is as good as the other, and maybe better. Oh yeah, now listen. I can be pretty ironical up here but this statement is very true, that they are trying to restore the church. See? Bring about a restoration outside of a prophet with a true spiritual revelation, but instead of a blessing and this is all the time we’re going to take this morning is on this part here.
Instead of a blessing the church will receive a curse, and since no man wants to be cursed even as Ahab did not want the Word of Elijah fulfilled to him and upon him, these prophets will deny any curse and work the Scripture around in a vain attempt to prevent the curse as though by saying, “Well, it couldn’t happen to us.” Remember the letter I read of du Plessis last Wednesday night? You that didn’t hear the tape, you get the tape and I read a letter from Mr. du Plessis. Oh, he’s going to make sure it doesn’t happen because the great du Plessis said so. I know the fellow.
5These false prophets are exemplified by Zedekiah…who are exemplified by Zedekiah fight the Word of Elijah, that’s they fight that Word of Elijah, just the same as they fought the Word of Micaiah, and you notice their tactics, sneeringly repudiate the true prophet and one even smote him in the face. Now that’s what happened back there. We saw that Bro. Branham was spit in the face and smacked in the face by the people who sneered and laughed and said, “Ha, ha, ha,” you know. We showed you that women and men laughing at him.
You know that’s something, isn’t it? Why would you go and hear a man outside of a stage show, all sincerity and you titter about it? You know that reminds me of the old earth church in the first century where they threw the apostles and believers to the lions, then they laughed and had a joke about it. I want to impress you how far has the world gone in sin to make mock of God? You can see a perfect parallel between this hour and the time when Christ was crucified but how many else do? Now they’ll give you all the signs and say, “Oh, Jerusalem, the Holy Land. The Sodomites are in the land, and you look at this, and you look at that,” and they will point you to all the signs but the sign of the prophet Elijah. No, they don’t want that because you see when they point there it points away from them.
6I tell you I was glad to get the heat off of me, so when they said, “This is the Branham and Vayle campaign,” I said, “Who told you to put my name up there?” I said, “Take it off.” Put the heat on the prophet. [Congregation laughs.] That wasn’t my idea, of course, but I want you to know it works both ways. If they’d of been smart they’d of put the heat on the prophet. Now the heat’s on them. Right! Right! We’re not dealing with juries that can’t convict the Mafia and judges that sell out; we’re dealing with God who already sold out to the perfect blood of Jesus Christ who paid a price. Well remember that brother/sister, it’s a big difference.
7Then Bro. Branham takes the case of Jeremiah and Hananiah, where the same thing happens, as Hananiah breaks the wooden yoke from off the neck of Jeremiah and calls him a liar. But before we read paragraph 107 which we read on page 26 in closing we want to just call to your mind once more you especially who were not here on Wednesday, and you get the tape and you’ll find out that Bro. Branham was very, very strongly letting us know this was the last day message which means it’s the last message which people didn’t know there was supposed to be a last message.
Did you know that? How many people do you know in theology or any place you’ve been, ever, ever taught you that there was a last message? Now you know they all believe that they have the last message. The Lutherans thought they had it. Wesleyans thought they had it and Pentecostals were sure they had it. And along come Branhamites. You say, “What if something else comes?” We blew it.
8Now can you go to the Bible and find something else in the light of everything these guys are preaching here and say this is it, this is it, this is it, this has got to be the hour? Now I know this fellow …?... years ago, he said, “This was not Laodicean but Philadelphia.” He got carried away with ecumenism. Well, those that get carried out will get carried back. You know they that carry themselves out somebody will carry them back; there’s a judgment coming. Well, we’re sorry for them but listen, our sorrow does not give way to sentimental maudlin who knows what, temperamental, spiritual …?... We don’t give way to that. You got to, if you’re a solider of the cross you have to endure hardness, and you have to take a hard stand.
Now that doesn’t mean that you and I are going to be mean; that’s not what we’re talking about. Actually we should be the most gracious people living, except on one point, we don’t give on the Word. Now that’s where most of our colleagues cannot understand us. So they had to say, “Well, Vayle teaches there is no Resurrection. Or it’s all over. There’s no physical coming. There’s no this, there’s no that. They don’t believe in love. They don’t wash feet. They’re not communing.” Every lie has been told about us, I think by now. I wouldn’t say that that’s true; in fact I hope it’s not true yet. There should be some more coming out, you know, [Congregation laughs.] as time goes on.
They can’t understand our stand so they got to make something up on. The stand is very simple. I would to God you and I were as virtuous as Jesus Christ Himself. I would that you and I were strong and loving as Moses and all those men but I’ll tell you something if we cannot go beyond at this point, the Apostle Paul and Irenaeus and Luther and all those people, Moses and all, we will never get out of here. And there’s only one thing going to do it and that’s the Word. So if you got all these other things and you’re working on them, and the one thing that’s going to get you out of here which is the key, you better get the key and work on it above anything else.
9And as I’ve explained many, many a time I’m going to stand here before God if He allows me to prove to this generation the truth is what we are speaking here. You are a conduit. The Word of God is a conduit, and if you as a conduit of God with the Word, His mechanical pure Word is a conduit, the life must come to you and manifest what’s in that life or a dog is not a dog and a hog is not a hog and a rose is not a rose and a lily is not a lily: God’s mixed up. He blew it.
Or do you understand what I’m saying? If you don’t, should I go over it? A pig is a pig, right? What are you going to do about it? Pig life means everything it can possibly have to bring forth a true pig life and you get the best pig ever and he was back in the Garden of Eden. He wasn’t so good on the ark but he made it, not near as good. If he wasn’t in the Garden of Eden; he was somewhere close. The dog’s the same way; flower’s the same way. Look, a spirit is there. Whether that spirit is a spirit of life in a flower, whatever it is, and when it begins to take on a form, it is…goes from a spirit to being a life. All right.
10There’s got to be a conduit. Let the earth bring forth the animals and God formed them. The earth does not bring forth life of itself. Spontaneous combustion was to…believed to be true for many years until they proved it by fire. Life begets life but it’s got to have the right conduit. Now there’s no difference between the elements that make the conduit. The same earth makes the lion, the giraffe, the elephant makes you and it makes me, it makes a good person, a bum, and everything else, that’s why of one lump God hath taken one lump of clay and made the elect and non-elect.
What makes the difference? A spirit which transforms into a life when you can handle it and see it. See? So therefore, if we were the ordained conduit and we have the ordained Word which is the second conduit, now they’ve come together and the life at the proper hour, the life of the manifestation coming up from the ground, a little sprout, that’s the manifested life. Go higher to where it goes to the plumes, the tassel, that’s the same life. Go to the shuck, that’s the same life. Go into the seed, it’s the same life. Just the carrier distinguishing itself, in processes, is changed but only to the eyesight. Now put that with you and me. Now I still hope you can follow me?
11It’s that life has got to bring forth, brother/sister, or it’s a wrong life. Bro. Branham said, “You put a…” I forget what he said exactly but put it this way, you put a cucumber seed into a pumpkin and you turn the pumpkin life on, it’s still going to bring forth a cucumber. See? The conduit—it’s not important, it’s that life there, although the conduit is important, it’s got to be there. But you get, he said, you could…then he said, “You take that…let’s take that the cucumber life and turn it into a pumpkin life, it will bring forth pumpkins.” All right.
Then if God Almighty has given us a Word in this hour that great message which is going to take to get us out of here, then He is fully responsible being that life. And remember, God is not going to bring forth malfunctioning and malformed babies. Bro. Branham said, “He doesn’t take a human cell, then a cat cell or something perverted.” And you go back to the old ministry, a priest he couldn’t have anything wrong with him physically. Poor guy could be born with a cleft palette, no way. You could have a preacher in this message have a cleft palette, no difference, as long as you understand what you preach, what’s the difference. We have one guy going around going that’s going, “ph, ph, ph,” and he preaches against Bro. Branham, says he’s in the message. Sure, he’s in the message of hell and he’s a messenger from hell, too. Should put it down flat, I don’t care what he says. He can sue me if he wants to. Send him the tape. I’ll pass the jury, bring a jury, bring a bunch of peers in that believe this message and let’s see if he believes the message, calling Bro. Branham make a mistake. We say we had a vindicated prophet and didn’t make mistakes. And then came along and set him right? Ha! Don’t give me that stuff. Something’s wrong with the life. I don’t care what anybody says. You see, you see the life in there is what counts.
12Now, right conduits, it’s going to bring forth that production. We’ll see in this message. Okay. I start reading now. Okay.
 See, Hananiah…wanted to show he could be just as big as Jeremiah.
That’s when he ripped off the yoke off Jeremiah’s neck and ripped it in two and he said, “See, …THUS SAITH THE LORD in two years we’re going to be back. You say seventy but I got news for you, two years is it.” He was going to be a big shot, big as Jeremiah.
Now what did Bro. Branham say this? “You know, …?... I’m just as big as Bro. Branham, in fact I’m bigger, look at my tent. Look what I’m doing, look at the crowd, what he’s got no crowds anymore.” If his ministry paralleled the ministry of Jesus Christ he had to lose his crowds. What are you trying to pull off? Doesn’t a dog shed its hair in the summertime? You’re going to make Christ some kind of a hybrid outside of nature? These guys can’t even read nature. I was just as big as William Branham, even people stood up in the pews and prophesied, false prophecy, and everybody happy, happy, happy. They would go happier with somebody just sitting in the pew, what do you think they’ll be like when somebody of some stature amongst them and could be a fine sincere lovely person is carried away with a lying spirit? Yes! A man anointed with the Holy Ghost and at the same time anointed with a spirit from hell! Yes!
13How many of you people been in Pentecost over thirty years? Been around Pentecost thirty years? Nobody but me? You’re looking at a guy that’s been for fifty-four solid years, stayed with it. Pentecostal people will tell you flat, “Nobody can have a genuine Holy Spirit of God and a lying spirit at the same time.” They put it down the man’s got this kind of spirit, that kind of spirit but they never put it down to anything where that man’s really got something, you know like we’re talking about now, because they say, “All right, you really got the Holy Ghost, that thing there could get in your body kind of, and you kind of get him out,” but they’ll never understand what we’re saying here. They can’t do it because they think that an anointing is a genuine baptism with the Holy Ghost. They simply do. They can’t understand this. That’s why this went over like a lead balloon. So they just come along, “Well, I’m just as big as you, I’ve got just as much as you’ve got.”
14Then this fellow Hananiah said to old Jeremiah,
 “You know they don’t like you, anyhow. …I’m a prophet, (so I can tell you that.” So I say I don’t know how their punctuation comes out here you know, but it could be either one saying.) “I’m a more of a prophet than you are, because you are prophesying a lie. (I would say this: Hananiah could say that to Jeremiah, and Jeremiah could say that to Hananiah, absolutely.) You tell me God’s people are going to be under such-and-such a thing?”
That’s where the argument is said back and forth, the true prophet says one thing and the other fellow says another thing, and here they are, they’re both calling each other liars. That’s what it amounts to. They’re embroiled in a battle, like a showdown. Okay.
15Now this fellow here Hananiah is the type that did not have the kind of vindication Jeremiah had but he stood up to him anyway. Now that’s what…here’s what Bro. Branham said,
 That’s what they say today, but you’ll be there just the same, as a church. (Now they’re saying, “Look here, you don’t have any authority. We’ve got just as much right as you got and we say you’re wrong.” And Bro. Branham said, “That’s what they’re saying in the church today.” Now watch!) You’re accursed with a curse. (Isn’t that what Jeremiah said? Isn’t that what Miaciah said? You bet.) All you churches, denominations that are holding to the traditions of men instead of the Word of God, you’re cursed by God.
Now the same scenario today faced Bro. Branham. Now this is where we’re going to take time this morning and we’re going to quit when I’m through here because you’re going to be here plenty long by that time.
16We are going to go to 28th chapter of the Book of Deuteronomy and we’re going to read about the cursing and the blessing because most people don’t realize this truth. Now before we do that I think in my mind I had better turn to the 2nd chapter of the Book of Joel and read that first. And we’re going to go to the 14th verse, I suppose, or is it the 12th? It doesn’t matter, it’s the 14th I guess, no, 12th.
(12) Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:
(13) And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.
(14) Who knoweth if he will return and repent, and leave a blessing behind him; even a meat offering and a drink offering unto the LORD your God?
Now he tells you right there, he said, “Look, just see if I could…I might leave the curse off. What…you do something, there’s a provision here and you won’t get the curse.”
17Now let’s read in Deuteronomy 28.
(1) And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: (Now that’s where we’re going to be in the Millennium. The Bride’s going to have the whole thing.)
(2) And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, (Now watch!) And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee,
You can’t run fast enough or hide deep enough to miss the blessings of God. I am enunciating a spiritual rule here that Bro. Branham confirmed and that spiritual rule, I’ve found as a minister as I lay on my face before God, hour after hour in Florida, night after night, studied that Word of God, day after day, hour after hour, every sermon was successively on a higher plateau until suddenly something took over in my life.
And I said to Bro. Branham, “Is it something in your life, more so in your life, rather than God just ordaining you a prophet but that you labored in this position and you stayed with this until you literally worked yourself into a groove or what you might call a rut, until you got into a spirit where it took over?”
He said, “Exactly right, Bro. Vayle.”
I’m telling you these things that I know. You do what you want. If you’ll believe me, you’ll rejoice and you’ll start to go places. If you sit there on your thumbs with your grimace and your grouching and whatever you got in your souls instead of rejoicing in God with optimism, you sit there. I’m going on. And there’s a people here that’s going on. Now you do what you want.
18Do you believe the Bible? Do you believe the Old Testament is nearly that which brought forth the New? That which typed our God? That the Exodus and all this looked forward to our day? Then it says this, my brother, my sister, “All these blessings shall come on thee. And you can run as hard as you want; they’ll overtake you.” Get in the groove. I didn’t know when I said this morning I’d read this. I knew I’d read it, didn’t know it had just come to my attention to let you know why I say these things.
Don’t be that Pentecostal person. You get so blessed, “Oh, I’ll stay home now.” I’m going to tell you something, every time you sit here whether you know it or not, it’s being clamped further and further in your soul and your minds and in your lives and it’s going to do something for you. You’re looking for something. What are you looking for in the Name of God? This is it!
You say, “Well, Bro. Vayle, I might take it if it weren’t for you?” Well, fine, I’m not saying this to you people here. This could be anybody, tape, or anyplace else. Just please find somebody that pleases you then, and please get this because if I’m withholding it by my crass ignorance, my x-rated sermons and my vulgar personality, for God’s sake and your sake go and get yourself somebody you know, get empathetic with. Ha! Fair enough. There’s people out there somewhere, so I’m not trying to get anybody to turn away. I’m just laying the thing right on the table. Look, you don’t have to be in agreement with me. Forget me and if I’m standing in your way in any way, get this flat, go somewhere where you don’t get hindrance or be a little more gracious still and overlook my crass ignorance. I do, so why don’t you? [Congregation laughs.]
(1) …if thou shalt hearken…unto the voice of the LORD (your) God,
Remember the Apostle Paul said, “If you have been taught of Him,” and Paul was doing the teaching. Paul said, “When you hear me, you hear Jesus Christ.”
“Oh, Paul, don’t say that.”
“Well,” he said, “I said it.”
“Well, why don’t you take it back?”
He said, “Why don’t you drop dead? Because you want to go to hell don’t think I want to go to hell. I just told you, let an angel of heaven come down and say opposite to me, he’s cursed. Then I’m going to be some kind of a fool?”
Look the law of the Medes and Persians was if the king said it that was it and he couldn’t change his mind, and when God said it He couldn’t change His mind and if a prophet said it vindicated, he couldn’t change his mind. Thank you, it’s exactly true. He could not only not change His mind, He couldn’t change the Word, and He couldn’t take it back. As Bro. Branham said three times, “Thus it has been spoken, thus it shall be.” God doesn’t change.
(3) (Now) blessed shalt thou be in the city, and (you’ll be) blessed…in the field. (Well, hallelujah! I can have a townhouse and a country house. You didn’t think of that did you? Well, what do you think the Millennium is? Huh?)
(4) Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, the fruit of thy ground, the fruit of thy cattle, increase of thy kine, the flocks of thy sheep.
(5) Blessed…(in) basket and (in) store.
(6) Blessed (when you come) in, blessed (when you go) out.
(7) The LORD shall cause (the) enemies (to) rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: (anyone, they’ll not prosper) they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways. (Man, when they think you’re seven people chasing them in seven different directions, wow! That was just an earthly kingdom. Blessings.)
(8) The LORD shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. (That’s back to Eden, brother/ sister, with the power of the Holy Ghost.)
(9) The LORD shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, and walk in his ways.
20What did Bro. Branham really teach us in how to walk in His ways? Just the simplest, the big thing was to believe the Word. See? That’s where you got to start because then you see the life come through the conduit.
(10) And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the LORD; and they shall be afraid of thee.
(11) And the LORD shall make thee plenteous in goods, the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, in the fruit of thy ground, in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers to give thee. (In other words, all through the prophets we’ve got this promise.)
(12) The LORD shall open unto thee his good (treasures), the heaven to give the rain (upon the) land in his season, and to bless the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and not borrow.
That’s what I said awhile ago, “God give me a job, I want to help people.”
“Give me a better job; I want to help myself, Lord.”—Out!—wrong motive.
“Give me a blessing, Lord that I can rejoice.”
“Lord, give me a blessing that I can be a testimony.”
Bro. Branham said, “What do you want to get healed for? Live it up or live for God.” Check your motives. Oh yeah, oh yes, it’s all here in the Word, all here what the prophet taught us. This is carnal. This is like the earthly thing but it just gives you an idea what we’re talking about. The One who will leave a blessing and not a curse, but He comes with blessing and cursing. Okay.
(13) And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail;
Well, we certainly hope that and believe that, absolutely, the Bride is to head up the world. We certainly believe that, not in ourselves as though we’ve got something. No, no, we’re not saying that. We’re saying, this is the Bride and we better believe that we are going to be there because she will be Mount Zion above everybody, miles higher than everybody, the very circle of the earth wherever it is I don’t know. Oh yes, don’t even need the sun. She’ll be shining in glory. Oh, it’s going to be marvelous, brother/sister. See? Yes siree, don’t let anybody sell you short on this. You won’t be down there below anymore. No, no, no, no.
Listen, the Cornerstone became the Headstone and we’re coming to Head with Him. Oh yes, yes, don’t ever deny God that because that’s the truth. See, we’re going to be right there with Him, elevated right with Him in the throne. He said, “He that overcomes will I grant to sit with me in my throne as I have overcome and set down in my Father’s throne.” The Laodicean Church Age, right now, ripped the seals off the book, the Father came down, right now, yes sir, Elohim is here and the Son climbed upon the throne. He is now completely Melchisedec, high priest king. When He steps off that throne that fills with smoke the whole temple, everything is all over; we’re going to…oh my, horrible conditions, nothing but judgment, judgment, judgment. We meet Him in the air, Wedding Supper, three and a half years. Oh you talk about Headship, brother/sister, why do you want to sit around the tail for? Get your sights elevated.
22Remember, remember the little old worm that grubbed in the ground became a butterfly. That worm turned into a beautiful moth. That little funny looking egg in the nest, broke out, say, “I can’t believe that that could produce a bird like that.” Just start looking to the genes of God, not your own genes. Look at the genes of God, you’ll see what happens. See? Okay.
(13) …and (you’ll) be above…thou shalt be above, (never) beneath; …
That’s right! Why? Because the Headship is from heaven! Don’t you talk about this stuff down there anymore. And what happens in the Millennium? Heaven comes down, bring it with us. What do you think? Oh come on, brother/sister, come on, come on, we’re… This is no horse and buggy day. This is jet. This is faster than jet, faster than thought.
(13) …(now) if thou (will) hearken unto (my) commandments of the LORD thy God, which I command thee to observe and do them: (and that’s the spiritual impact we’re trying to get across.)
(14) …thou shalt not go aside from any of the words which I command thee to the right or left, (don’t add one word, don’t take from it and don’t believe in three gods, forget it. Don’t go Oneness either like the Jesus Only.)
(15) But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, (Notice, the whole thing is will you listen or not? And remember, he speaks one more time, one more message.) to observe all (the) commandments and his statutes which I command (you) this day; that these curses come upon thee,…
23What is the great commandment? Rid your minds of every thought! Get rid of your doctrine! Quit trying to put a new patch on an old garment! Forget it! The only reason you and I cannot reconcile the prophet’s teaching to the Word of God as it is, is because we’ve got little things in here from our creeds and our dogmas. Get rid of them. Bro. Branham said, “I don’t believe in three gods, I don’t believe in this one God stuff; I stand in between,” and I’ve got to stand here with him and He’s going to reveal it to me.
And I believe, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” I believe the Lord Himself did descend from heaven and we shall meet the Lord in the air when this Lord takes it up to that Lord, as Jehovah said, “Adonai.” I don’t understand people. Where did the crazy Trinitarians get three? And the crazy Oneness, Jesus Only get just this one thing? You mess Scripture here and you mess Scripture there.
24There is one God and He had a Son, and that little injection in life took on chemistry in the body of Mary that brought forth that human figure that God Himself indwelt so God was in Christ that was God, then they separated. He didn’t say now then, “Body you’re gone.” God labored all through these years to become a man, identified Himself, became us that we might become Him, then He never goes out of existence.
“There is one God and one Mediator between man and God, the man Christ Jesus.” People can’t even read. They try to make it the God Christ Jesus. It isn’t you Pentecostal Oneness or whatever you are. Man is not God. Your Bible says, “One man, one God, one man, the man Christ Jesus.” It didn’t say, “One God, one God Christ Jesus.” Let’s understand. You can’t tell them anything. And why bother?
25Bro. Branham said, “I quit praying for America.”
You say, “Isn’t that awful?”
Why don’t you pray for your dead mother, gone beyond the grave? “Ma, you’ve been dead for thirty years.” My mother died, what? March 1953. Two, 1952. Thirty-five years she’s been dead. I go down to the graveyard up in Canada, “Ma, come out of the grave, oh, Ma, my mother in the grave, oh God, raise my mother.”
He said, “Shut-up, you idiot.”
Why pray for America when she’s gone? What are people crazy? I’m going to pray for Pharaoh. Ha! Why don’t you pray for Gorbachev? I don’t say you shouldn’t but it ain’t going to do you much good. I used to think Khrushchev wasn’t too bad of a guy; he had a sense of humor. The butcher? Yeah? Go ahead, pray for the pope. “Oh, I’m tenderhearted.”
26I’m not saying you shouldn’t pray, but I’m going to tell you one thing. There’s certain things you don’t pray about like a bunch in Canada pulled a really dirty rotten trick on me. I said, “You wouldn’t pull this trick on a bum out in the street yet alone a minister of God.”
“Well,” they said, “Bro. Vayle, we prayed.”
I said, “Why don’t you ask God in your prayers to rob a bank?”
You say, brother, you don’t pray to get into sin; you pray to get out of sin. They all died spiritually. Any man of God that stands in the pulpit that is honest and sincere and preaches this Word of God he becomes an instrument of death in the hands of God. You say what you want. People don’t want to listen to anybody. There’s a death yodel right now [Bro. Vayle is referring to the siren noise.] what’s going on right now, either somebody’s dying or they’ve got a fire. That fire you can quench but the fire coming on you, you won’t quench.
27He said, “He’s cursed with these curses.” Now listen! [Deuteronomy 28:]
(15) …all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:
They’re going to get it whether they want it; you’re going to get whether you want it. “For eye hath not seen, nor ear heard neither has it entered your heart,” and Bro. Branham explained, “A pig turning into a man, millions of times more in stature, a pig never understand; neither can you understand the Millennium.” But you are overtaken for it, as Paul said, “I have been apprehended so are these apprehended.” Where does the time go? Eternity come quick. Have three thousand years in the Millennium just have a good time talking to each other. [Deuteronomy 28]
(16) Cursed shalt thou be in the city, cursed in the field.
(17) Cursed (in the) basket (cursed in the) store. (In other words, look, every day and every night you’re going to get it piled up.)
(18) Cursed be the fruit of (your) body, the fruit of (the) land, the increase of (your) kine, the (flock) of (your) sheep.
(19) Cursed be when (you come) in, and cursed (when you go) out.
(20) (And) the LORD shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke, (Does He do that to us? No way. Blessing and glory and invitation.) in all that (you set your) hand unto…to do, until thou be destroyed, until thou perish quickly; because of the wickedness of thy doings, whereby thou hast forsaken me.
28How do you forsake God? By forsaking the Word. How do you pray to God? By praying the Word. How do you know that God hears you? By hearing the Word. What does God do first of all? He sent the Word. You’ve got to have the conduit and the Logos manifest what that conduit will be, and you receiving It, you become the final conduit. Then the life of God turns your chemistry right around where God wants it. Oh, brother/sister, this isn’t hard to understand. This is as simple as a-b-c. Give into it more; get…let your nerves settle down. Just relax. Come on. Nobody said you’re going to go to heaven on flowery beds of ease and waft gently across. But the Bible did say in Ezekiel, “Rivers shall carry you across.” Then get carried, get into the flood to the amazing grace of God. That’s what we want. I’m shouting so you’ll get it and I’ll get it.
We’re going to do anything to get this blessing, brother/sister, bless God, ransack the village and get the blessing. Full of Jacob. You don’t have to. I’m just saying that to get you to understand what I’m talking about. It’s time to get enthused, never mind the world out there. Phooey on it. I, sure, pray for your loved ones and display the token. Do all those things but remember this brother/sister, someone’s being to…we’re all being overtaken and taken over. Yeah, that’s right. “I have been apprehended,” said Paul, “for something.” We’ve discussed that a couple times ago here. I’ve been apprehended; I’m the one apprehended. How do I know? Bro. Branham said it a hundred times, “The evidence of the baptism with the Holy Ghost was believing this Word.” For how can the Holy Ghost in you not say ‘Amen’ to every Word that the Holy Ghost Himself, write, wrote and is now here telling It to you and explaining It to you?
29Sure, listen. Cursed you go out and come in and so on...
(21) The LORD shall make the pestilence cleave unto thee, …
“Oh, we’re going to get rid of the AIDS.” Go ahead; you’ll get something far worse. You’re going to be surprised if I tell you something? I don’t know if it’s true or not. They’re investigating it right now because scientific reports are saying there’s something so like unto AIDS that it’s in the food and cooking doesn’t kill it. Be happy, you’re getting all the aid you need.
Do you think, brother/sister, that these smart guys that have touted sex so blatantly, so gloriously in the face of God will not reap it? They’re reaping it. They’re going to reap it. And I don’t care if they think they get rid of AIDS; you don’t get rid of AIDS anymore than you get rid of TB. It goes someplace else, and I’m a living proof because it went from my lungs to the pituitary glands and doctors knew it but God healed it. You don’t get rid of nothing. Read your articles on pesticides. They’re throwing their hands up. It’s too late. It will be in the food, cook it. It won’t be a bit of good.
30But the Psalm still holds out, …”A thousand at thy left hand and ten at the right hand and it shall not come nigh thee, if you made the LORD God your refuge,” if you’ve followed the Word of the LORD, if you’ve got the spiritual impact. We’re trying to work on spiritual impact.
Listen! No matter what you think about me or I think about you, you are duty bound to give me credit and I give you credit until something proves otherwise. Then we’re looking for spiritual impact. I got to take my stand. You take your stand but we better be careful it’s all one stand in God. Oh yeah, you reap what you sow: you better sow to the Word of Almighty God.
(22) The LORD (will) smite thee with a consumption, with a fever, inflammation, extreme burning, with the sword, blasting, mildew;
Do you think the mildew hasn’t got it? What’s mildew? Well, I got mildew in my body, my blood, yeast. And you think you don’t go through hell? How would you like a little shot? I tell you, if you want to be nice to your worst enemy give him a yeast infection. Yeah, you know how you get it: antibiotics and all those things that the doctors give you and they won’t pull back and they know what they’re doing. Oh, they’re trying to pull back a bit but they’re not going to. But it says here, “The mildew.” You say, “Well, I think that means the canvas and the letter.”(?) No, it doesn’t; it means you.
(22) …and they shall pursue thee until thou perish.
You get rid of one thing; you get a bigger thing. You get rid of two things; you’ll get three things. You say, “That’s not for today.” You’ve got to be kidding. This is just before the entering into the Promised Land which is the Exodus which we type as we’re going in. Now,
(23) And thy heaven that is over thy head be brass, the earth under thee iron.
(24) The LORD…shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust: (you won’t get rain, water; you get dust. We’ve had dust bowls already. You wait for the more to come.) …from heaven it (shall) come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed. (Go up in the air and just come upon you and suffocate you, acid rains.)
(25) The LORD cause thee to be smitten before (your) enemies: (and) thou shalt go out against them, and flee seven ways before them: (you think Russia’s not going to take us; you bet your life) and be removed into the kingdoms of the earth.
32Why do you think they’re putting these pictures on now about Russia taking over? Eisenhower started that plan years ago. Now they had a picture. America’s gotten soft, got away from God.
(26) …thy carcase shall be meat unto all fowls of the air, and unto the beasts of the earth, and no man shall fray away (from them).
(27) The LORD will smite thee with the botch of Egypt, (hemorrhoids) …scab, itch, whereof (you can’t) be healed. (No, no healing.)
(28) The LORD shall smite thee with madness, blindness, and astonishment of heart.
(29) And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind (gropes) in darkness, not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be oppressed and spoiled evermore, no man shall save thee.
(30) Thou shalt betroth a wife, …another…lie with her: build a house, …not dwell (in it): plant a vineyard, and not gather grapes…
(31) Thine ox slain before thine eyes, and (you can’t) eat thereof: thine ass be taken from (thee) before thy face, (your workhorses and animals, see) and not be restored… sheep…given (to) thine enemies, and (you’ll) have none to rescue them.
(32) …sons and daughters…given unto (other) people, (your) eyes (will) look, and fail with longing for them all…day long: and there shall be no might in (the land). (See, because the children are gone.)
(33) The fruit of thy land, and all thy labours, shall a nation…thou knowest not eat up; and thou shalt be (openly) oppressed and crushed (away):
(34) So shalt (thou) be mad for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.
(35) (And) the LORD shall smite thee in the knees, and in the legs, (and) a sore botch that cannot be healed, from the sole of thy foot (to) the top of thy head. (Women losing all their hair; can’t do a thing about it. Why? It’s the climatic condition, what’s going on.)
(36) The LORD shall bring thee, and thy king which thou…set over thee, unto a nation which neither thy fathers have (not) known; (that happened to Israel)…
(37) …(you shall be) an astonishment, a proverb, a by-word, (and so on, and so on right down the line.)
And I’m not going to read the whole thing. You read it yourself because it takes too long.
33But let me go over here now and read to you Matthew 3rd, all right. …
(11) I indeed baptize you (said John the Baptist concerning Jesus the Christ, but He, Jesus the Christ, who) cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and fire:
(12) Whose fan is in his hand, he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.
34Now that Jesus that came there was fulfilling Isaiah 61, so let’s read a couple verses and you get the entire picture. And the entire picture is this, in the 1st verse,
(1) The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; (and so on, and he’s going) to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound. …
(2) To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of (the) vengeance of our God; to comfort (those) that mourn; (and destroy those that don’t.)
Now what is it? He is projecting right to this point. This one here and we project from here a thousand years down. So that same One that was in flesh has to come down here in the form of the Spirit and separate which is Mt 24:24. Now let’s read it. Mt 24:24, and you don’t have to believe this, of course, but the prophet taught it.
(40) Then two (shall) be in the field; one taken, (one) left.
(41) Two [women] grinding at the mill; one taken, (one) left.
Now the word ‘woman’ is not in there, it’s ‘two’, two anybody, so therefore, this is the great separation coming. And that’s what we’re looking at, brother/sister, in this hour here where Bro. Branham said concerning Ahab, “Nobody wants to see himself cursed,” and because he doesn’t he refuses to look at the curses in the face and find out what they’re all about; he prefers to be drawn aside in a never, never land and hopefully somehow it won’t get him.
I got news for you and me; we’re dying, we’re going to get out of here, feet first or some way, and we’re going to have to face whatever there is out there. And whatever there is out there proved what it was through a prophet, and vindicated by pictures. You say, “Well, I want something different.” Then you go your way and find out what you got and I’m going my way and find out what I got. I have taken my calculated risk; this is it or forget it. I wouldn’t know which way to turn, and personally I’m not interested in any way to turn. This satisfies me very well.
35Now the Bible distinctly says we read in Joel, “He’s going to come.” What is it going to be? Will He restore? Will He give a blessing? Or will it be a curse? Personally you and I know the answer. He’s going to give both. He’s going to give both. There is no such thing as a Word of God that does not have both sides, cursing, blessing; blessing, cursing. It depends on whose side you are on. If you are on the Lord’s side, you will get the blessing. If you’re not on God’s side you will get the cursing.
Now let’s understand this. If you have turned the corner today, and you’ve gotten off the fence, you don’t need to worry about the cursing, you will have trials. You will have tribulations. You can get sick. You can die in your sickness. You can die of cancer. I don’t know what you and I are going to die of. We can be persecuted, hounded, but we can’t go to hell. We can’t be lost. We can’t miss the Millennium. Why? Because it overtakes us.
36Anything else overtaking us is merely a temporary thing concerning the chemistry, but the life goes on. Your spirit departs from here and your soul follows it, because the spirit goes first. Then you go to places, God’s got a robe ready for you, ready to walk into it, a spirit form, a spirit body, in that you can hug each other, you can shake hands and all, but you cannot eat or drink. You are waiting to come back here and you’ll feel no pain. You’ll be happy.
But if that were the end of it, then your life in Christ on earth is a waste and you’re miserable because that’s misery compared to what you’re going to get. Did you hear what I said? Now look, wouldn’t it be nice to just get out of this body, just drift around and say, “Hey, hey, isn’t that nice?” My God, I would love that. I got not as much wrong with me as a lot of people do and I hate things wrong with me, I get nervous, and I hate it. And I would like to get out in that nice land where Bro. Branham is but if that’s as far as I get, [Bro. Vayle makes whistling sound.] forget it. Forget it, that won’t do.
Listen! The best health in all the world, the most marvelous existence in all the world is yuck! You can’t even think of what lies ahead of you, and God reached out and pulled you into It. Then what’s the matter with us? What’s the matter with us? This is such a chore, it seems. The devil will take everything and we’ll let the devil with every care, rob us of the reality of the things of Almighty God and the joy.
37Let me tell you my darkest hours were sustained and I will make no apology for saying it. I even advised what was my adversarial condition at that time, said, “Look it, we’re all going through troubles. I’m going to tell you what I do. I go to my study and I get this Word, the prophet’s Word and I live on and somehow I’m lifted up and I can stand. And death itself I believe will have to take me out of this pulpit under a certain anointing.”
Brother/sister, we are not living in ideal conditions but we have an ideal life living in us in an unideal condition that that ideal life doesn’t want and it’s going to get its ideal conditions because the Life will make Its chemistry. That’s all. You don’t need to worry. And there’s no way to compare it, but you can believe It and you can move in your heart and you can work on It until you get in that groove but you’ve got to keep moving until you get in that groove. Your rebirth is not enough. You must use your rebirth. “Jesus Christ Himself grew in stature and in favor with God and man,” then you and I can do no less. And there’s a place we can get, brother/sister, and we’ve already got one place.
38I like what Bro. Joe Raczkovi said, he said, “Bro. Vayle, if you had come and told me that you no longer believe in the Presence of God and you say you’re wrong. I’d say, ‘Too late, Bro. Vayle, I can’t change. I believe it.’” And good old Joe, not just because he’s a good old Hungarian, and a lot of other extractions, like you know, Hogan’s goat or whatever you call it, all those things poured into one, “It’s the truth,” he says, “the truth.”
I’ve looked at things even back and forth and say, “Where will I go from it? Where do I get off?” I can’t get off. The merry-go-round won’t stop, brother/sister. One fellow facetiously said, “Let the world, stop world, I want to get off.” You’ll not get off this, if you’ve been apprehended, my brother, my sister, if you’ve got in those waters that came to Luther’s ankles, Wesley’s knees, and the Pentecostal groins, you’re now in the place not waters to swim in as though you’re going to suddenly do the breast stroke and swim across, we’ve gone all through that showing in Ezekiel but the waters are going to take you over; waters to tide you across. So there’s, look. You’ve got your choice this morning.
39We did very well; we covered one verse from last week. Nobody wants to see himself cursed. You don’t have to. What’s that little chorus; “We see Jesus high and lifted up?” Do we sing that here? We sing that don’t we? Huh? Don’t we sing that? Some say ‘yes’, some say ‘no’. Come on, do we sing it or don’t we sing it? We sing it. We have to sing it because I know words that I can’t even sing. Okay. Who’s going to sing for us? Come on, Dave, you’re going to play it up here? What’s the number? Is there a number? That’s good. Just be relaxed. You’ve got nothing to be worried about especially with a guy like me around. You’re bound to find something you can pick up. [Tape ends.]