1 Shall we pray. Heavenly Father we’re again grateful people knowing we’re privileged to gather together in Your Name, this late hour, Lord, with the privileges that You’ve extended to us, even through civil laws where we have the right to assemble, and to bring out those things which are upon our hearts, Lord, in which we believe are in consciousness of the Holy Spirit, speaking not hopefully of ourselves but speaking for You Lord, as ambassadors. And we pray, Father, that our studies will be profitable, knowing that many things Bro. Branham said were so contrary to the thinking of the hour, so many things, Lord, with so many connotations to them that others have not thought, or believe could be possible. Lord, we study today this Word that You left us—Your Word, Father, which we believe You gave us. We pray that You’ll help us to understand It, and be settled in our hearts and minds concerning It, that You’re Name might be glorified. In Jesus Name we pray Amen.

You may be seated.

2Now the question was, “What about the White Throne as of now.” Bro. Branham did make a statement concerning the fact of the White Throne going on, and we standing before it. So, the question then is, “What about the White Throne now in this hour.”

Well, we are actually asking ourselves how Bro. Branham could speak of the White Throne Judgment in the present tense as being here now, and we standing before it, when according to accepted Bible chronology, it is at the end of the Millennium, at least one thousand years from now. So, that’s the thought: with the chronology set forth one thousand years from now, how could the White Throne, then, be at this particular time?

3The proposition of the reality of his statement, and our getting attuned to it, depends on two things. So, there are two things we consider, so that we can begin to look at the question and come to grips with it and find what he was actually saying. Number one: accepting it as a categorical statement because the author was vindicated as a prophet. Now you have to do that. You simply can’t say, “Well, I wonder.”

Although we wonder about many things, the way to have faith and to keep abreast of the Word of God—which was given to us, because It’s marching on—is to accept It as a categorical statement, that is, an absolute, fundamental fact.

Then, number two is: letting our minds go free from all previous thoughts on the subject as to its still future fulfillment and looking at the proposition as to how it fits today and as a basis for that great judgment at the end of the Millennium—in other words, what is going on now, which is literally a part of what you will see in consummation, which has been called the Great White Throne, which is to be set up at the end of the Millennium.

4Now, to begin our study, we should note that this doctrine was introduced as early as 1960, when Bro. Branham preached “The Seven Church Ages”. And at that time he literally placed Rev 1:12-15, with Dan 7:9-14, and thus, by this placing, Rev 1:12-15 with Rev 20:11-15. Now, what I’m saying there (And I’ll read this to you.) is, when Bro. Branham introduced Rev 1:12-15 as the Judge, he immediately took it down to Dan 7:9-14, the Ancient of Days. That being the case, you would also have to take Rev 1:12-15 and place It with Rev 20:11-15, which is where the White Throne is set up.

Now, of course, this stunned me, and I could not begin to conceive of this as being possible, except under the principal of prophetic projection, which Bro. Branham would be projecting to the end of the road, though it could also be under the true principal of multiple or compound fulfillment, as It says in Mt 2:12-15, concerning the quotation of Hos 11:1, “I have brought my son out of Egypt.” It was a reference to a past fulfillment and yet to another fulfillment, which was Jesus being taken to Egypt, then brought back. And you have in Scripture many compound meanings. In fact, Bro. Branham went so far as to say, (I don’t think so much categorically, as a basic statement.) that you should get used to understanding Scripture: all Scripture has double fulfillments. Some Scripture he gave even to have three, which perhaps we’ll look at one today.

5So, what we’re going to do is read where Bro. Branham saw the Judge in Rev 1:12-15, then we’ll go on from there.

(12) And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks;

(13) And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.

(14) His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;

(15) And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.

Now, Bro. Branham was wondering about this, and he phoned his friend Jack Moore, whom he considered quite a theologian in Pentecostal circles, and said, “Who is that?”

And Jack said, “Well, that is Christ in His glorified form.”

And he said that did not strike as an answer that was correct with him, so he sought the Lord and the Lord revealed to him that this was a picture of a Judge. And you have it today symbolized in the courts of England, and you have the judge with the long wigs on and so on. And this, then, was a picture of the Judge.

6Now Bro. Branham immediately, then, went to Dan 7:9-14.

(9) I beheld till the thrones were cast down (really ‘set up’ or ‘placed in order’), and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: (See, there you got the picture; you see, it’s a Judge. You see, the Holy Spirit doesn’t tell anything but what’s true.) his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.

(10) A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.

And then in verse 13:

(13) I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.

(14) And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.

Now, with that we go to Rev 20:11-15.

(11) And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. (That wasn’t said, you know, in Daniel.)

(12) And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

(13) And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.

(14) And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

(15) And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

7Now we read these verses. But, what we’ll have to do now is, go back and read Dan 7:9-14 in the light of the entire context, rather than just pick out Scripture and relate them. Because you’ll notice, if it’s a judge in Rev 1:12-15, it’ll be the same person as the Judge in Dan 7:9-14. [Dan 7:1]

(1) In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon, Daniel had a dream and visions of his head upon his bed: then he wrote the dream, and told the sum of the matters.

(2) Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea.

Now you know positively that ‘wind’ speaks of spirit. So, it means that there’s going to be an actual move, an actual spirit move, a spirit move upon the people, because the seas are considered to be people. They type people. So, coming up from the people will be a spirit, and you’ll notice It says there were four winds strove. Now this will be allowed of Heaven, will be allowed of God, coming upon the Earth. And you remember that Joel speaks of the locust, the caterpillar, the palmerworm and the cankerworm, and it’s all one life in four distinct stages.

And so what you see here is, literally, four manifestations, starting with the ancient Babylonian empire under Nebuchadnezzar, coming right up to the end of time. That’s why you’ll notice, when we speak concerning the Roman Catholic Church… And it’s a power, which is in all the earth. It’s in Russia and everywhere. People, don’t kid yourself that it’s not everywhere—it is. It’s that beast that was wounded unto death, but came back again, not in an empire which would be simply political, strategically military to take over, but would be like the Hitler’s Fifth Column and the column in Spain. We’ll talk about that. In other words, it’s more subversive.

83) And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another. (In other words, it’ll be the same life. It’ll be a spirit controlling it in four manifestations. Now, notice.)

(4) The first was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made (to) stand upon the feet as a man, and a man’s heart was given to it. (Now you know that’s Nebuchadnezzar, absolutely.)

Okay, you’ll notice then, we’ll begin typing and seeing that these are going to be dominions that are headed up by men, who are able to form them and to mold them into what they want them to be.

(5) And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh.

In other words, take even further dominion and authority over the world. Now, watch the thing begin to spread, because from the beginning, you’ll notice that it starts in an isolated area and begins moving and moving until it covers the whole world. All right.

(6) After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it.

(7) After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, (That’s the last one.) dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns. (All right. you can see then that’s a greater empire still.)

(8) I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.

Now you’re getting like the same picture back in the beginning, “given a heart of a man.” You’ve got the association to a man again, a man having this great power, even though it’s world-wide. You could tell that there’s no one person could possibly run the whole world from a strictly military-political viewpoint.

9Then he says:

(9) I beheld till the thrones were cast down (actually ‘placed’ or ‘set up’), and the Ancient of Days did sit.

Now you’ll notice he saw through all of these great empires, finally there came a time when the throne of man would be abdicated, and the throne would be taken over by God, eventually. But notice; it’s not a throne of take-over here. It said the thrones were set up and the Ancient of Days sit.

(9) ...whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire. (And what is it? It’s a throne of, actually, power and judgment; it’s actually the Judge’s seat. He’s the Judge.)

(10) A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.

So, you can see that this One now, God Himself, is superseding all of these men. And remember; the last man up here in the last age was literally in full control. You’ll see that in the Book of Revelation. Now the one God Himself begins to take over control. And then, you’ll notice in here continuing (That’s like a little interpolation in there.) I saw this going on until…

10Now we could say here, back to verse 8 again:

(8) …and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.

And then, you jump down to verse 11.

(11) I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake: I beheld till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame.

You see, that’s the Antichrist. That’s where you go back to the Book of Revelation again. That was an interpolation. That’s how long it’s going to be: it’s going to be for a judgment and a throne set.

11Now, do you understand what we’re saying? You’re not looking at a thousand years down the road. So, you’ve got to get your minds disabused. You’re looking for something to take place which is not a thousand years down the road but supersedes the Roman Empire, which is now a Holy Roman Empire, which is based upon the authority coming out of Rome. It does not come out of Italy. If anyone this morning is sitting here or hearing my voice anywhere (or hear it on tape), if you think it’s coming out of Italy, you are wrong. It is coming out of Rome! Because Rome has bluffed Italy plumb off the map. That was seen in the big banker over there who took so much money from the Italians and everybody else, and it’s nothing but a Roman Catholic, crooked, fraudulent scheme, the same as the Palatine elders or brothers down here in Philadelphia. And it came time to expose them; they gypped the public out of four million dollars. And this great pope presently, (He’s a great man, all right.) he shut the whole thing up. So, where’s the four million bucks? It’s coming out of Rome. It’s not coming out of Italy. See? Always it’s been Rome, not Italy. It’s the city set upon seven hills or seven mountains in there. See?

1212) As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time.

In other words, it’s going back now showing you that they lost out. The Babylonians lost out to the Medo-Persians, the Medo-Persians to the Greeks, and the Greeks to Rome. It took a while before this all took place. But now at this time, there is nobody left but the Roman Empire. It’s never been called Italian. It’s based upon Romulus and Remus, right down the line. They all went to Rome. It’s just like you have the whole thing epitomized with Israel; it’s always in Jerusalem. It’s no place else. Now:

(13) I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.

(14) And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations and languages should serve him; his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.

Now you notice that it is not necessary to believe that verses 13 and 14 are literally 9 and 10. Not literally, because one can predate the other. And we’ll go into I Corinthians 15, and you can see the great possibility of what I’m talking of. The machinery is set up, absolutely, for Christ Jesus to come back on this earth in a glorified form and reign in a Millennium.

1315) I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the midst of my body, and the visions of my head troubled me.

(16) I came near unto one of them that stood by, and asked him the truth of all this. So he told me, and made me know the interpretation of the things.

(17) These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth. (Dictators, anything else you want to call them, showing supreme authority, because that’s what a king is.)

(18) But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever. (So, it takes you right up to the time of the Resurrection and the Rapture and the descent of the saints with Christ in Revelation 19.)

(19) Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, (he was different) exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet… (In other words, utter conquest, no giving. If you think that you’d like to be in the Great Tribulation, that’s all right, but you’d better watch it.)

(20) And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows.

(21) I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them.

Now, in other words, I want to ask you a question. When did persecution start against the saints of God? Under Rome—to the Bride; to the Church. That’s where it’s always been. Then it became a church unto itself.

1421) I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them;

(22) Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High.

All right, now. The Ancient of Days has to come. We don’t get a stand until the one brought near to Him, and we with Him, to come back and take over, as time to possess. So, before the saints take over the Kingdom, you understand, there is some kind of a judgment. Well, look at your books. This is where Bro. Branham got it. See, we’ve been too back in Pentecost, Methodist, Baptist and every ungodly doctrine which came out of Rome, the whole stinking mess. So, we simply parroted everything anybody ever said, and we didn’t bother thinking the thing out. When the students tried thinking things out, they found they couldn’t do it, because there’s no man living ever figured this out. Whoever believed there’s three and a half years tribulation instead of seven? Everybody’s got it down to seven. It’s only three and a half. See? I wouldn’t believe that, except the prophet said so, and I found it in the Bible.

1523) Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth…

The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom. Now ‘beast’ is a power. And remember it came up out of the people. So there’s something in the people that wants this. Sit here this morning and think it over. What you want is what you get out of this pulpit. Not what you caterwaul about and everything else, you got some little idea, some little thing. But what you really want, a spirit could rise out of you, the same as a spirit could come out of me. The spirit of the pastor gets on the people, but believe me, it had better be a good kind of a spirit getting on you. And you better have a good kind of a spirit for something to come out. That’s why exactly, I don’t care whether we’re believer, make-believer or unbeliever. We had better get a real anointing of God upon us, the genuine Spirit of the Lord Jesus Christ, so that lovely Nature will come into the church and the people get healed, my brother/sister. See? Now you’re fine people; we’ve got to go further. There’s a long way to go yet.

1624) … and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.

(25) And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. (Now you see, right there is your 3½ years coming up, the Great Tribulation. What all that’s into, I don’t know. But, notice.)

(26) But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end.

(27) And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.

Now you can see right here that this whole chapter deals with judgments. You’re dealing with judgments poured upon judgments. So therefore, from the time of the Appearing in 1933, when the Judge came down and was fully manifested to be the Judge through the vindicated, revealed Word in 1963: judgment, judgment, judgment, judgment! Who came down as the Judge? Right there. [Bro. Vayle points to the picture of the Cloud.] Jehovah Judge came down as the Judge. See?

And that’s going to take us plumb into the Millennium, which is a period of time, and there is still no difference. It’ll come right at the end of the Millennium, at the Second or General Resurrection and go right into what is already started. And it doesn’t call it all kinds of names. Now, you wait; there’s some very peculiar things coming out…thanks to Bro. Branham.

1728) Hitherto is the end of the matter (Now he said this is the whole thing in a nutshell.)… Judgment. And you know who the Judge is: the Ancient of Days.

All right. We’re going to look now at Rev 20:1-15.

(11) And I saw a great white throne, and Him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.

Now It doesn’t say back there that the heaven and earth fled away, but are you going to tell me it’s another throne? Or is it the same throne under a different condition? See? That’s what you got to look at.

18Now, without reading further—because I’m going to read the whole thing in a context—we’re going to go to Rev 19:11-15.

(11) And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.

What’s he doing? He’s judging. And from the consequential judgment comes war. There’s nothing to do but fight and take it over. So, these rascals, you’re not going to do a thing with them. They blasphemed the God of Heaven. And they’re very churchy, too, by the way. Because the big shot is claiming he’s the real vicar of Christ. He’s God’s man on Earth. ‘Anti’ means ‘instead of’, not ‘against’. Antichrist spirit—all churches have them, but it’s got to come to fruition.

1912) His eyes were as a flame of fire, (It’s the same one over there in Revelation 1.) and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.

(13) And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

So therefore, whoever the Word of God is, He’s evidently the Judge and the Warrior. And it’s time to execute the judgment, which has already been passed. But seeing there’s been no repentance, because there can be no repentance; (from Hebrews 6) they’ve got to die. That’s why nobody’s here on the earth in the Millennium. People have some kind of an idea… That’s what the fundamentalists teach. Why, they say Matthew 25, the judgment of nations where everybody nice to the Jews is going to get in, and those not nice to the Jews will be kicked out. Hogwash. It’s going to “leave neither root nor branch.” Our soles are going to walk on the ashes of the wicked.

20Okay, let’s keep reading. [Revelation 19]

(14) And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, (That’s the Bride. Angels don’t have that.) white and clean. (The last cleaning you get is in Revelation 22 after the Seals are opened—washing of the water by the Word.)

(15) And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, (That’s the Word of God.) that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: (That’s breaking in sunder. You thought the others could rule with a rod of iron and break in sunder and bring to nothing. You wait until this one comes in.) and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

(16) And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.

(17) And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; (Not the Wedding Supper. That’s taken place. This is the supper of the great God.)

(18) That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.

(19) And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.

(20) And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. (That’s worshipping in the church system.) These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

(21) And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh. (Well, that can be figurative, but you can see the complete destruction.)

21Now… Well, we’ll keep reading. [Revelation 20]

(1) And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.

(2) And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,

(3) And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, (See, that’s the judgment; that’s where he’s put in prison.) till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season. (Of course, when he’s put in there, he’s bound by a chain of circumstances because he couldn’t do anything amongst the people that are truly glorified.)

(4) And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. (Now, there’s judgment right there—our judgment given.)

(5) But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. (That’s) the first resurrection.

(6) Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

(7) And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,

(8) And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.

And, of course, a big fight ensues. What happens? The Devil is bound. Now, I want to ask you a question. Who can let Satan out of his prison? Who has the authority? Only a Judge. If anybody acts apart from a judge, he’s in trouble, though America’s no example anymore. You can do anything without a judge anymore. You’ve got enough money, you can buy a judge and the whole cotton-picking nation. It’s gone. You don’t fool with this One. One thousand years the Judge just sits there. After one thousand years, the Judge brings about a resurrection; the Second Resurrection. He says this time, “This fellow gets let out.” See.

2212) And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. (Another judgment—the same one.)

(13) And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.

(14) And death and hell (according to the judgment) were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

(15) And whosoever was not found written in the book (That’s the judgment.) of life was cast into the lake of fire.

So, you’ve got a perennial picture here, continuation of a Judge and the judging, and He doesn’t cease. In other words, you see a dominant role. Now then, Rev 1:12-15. Way back when the Seals were opened, I was under Bro. Branham’s ministry listening, seemed very farfetched to me, and I know others also, because my understanding of eschatology, prophetic scripture fulfillment, and Biblical chronology in no way ever envisioned any advent of Judge or any necessity even for the advent of a Judge before the Second Resurrection, unless you would include the Bema, which is in 2 Corinthians 5 and spoken of in 1 Corinthians 3.

23So, let’s take a look at It. [2 Corinthians] 5:9-10.

(9) Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.

Now the word ‘accepted’ is not accepted in the sense, whether He’s going to boot you in, or boot you out. It means whether you’re pleasing to Him. So that means something’s got to happen as a criterion down the road, which lets us know which side we fall on. Are we pleasing, or aren’t we? Do we meet the standards? Watch.

(10) For we must all appear before (the Bema) the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. (Judgment there again.)

24Let’s go to 1 Corinthians 3, and we’ll read verses 11-15.

(11) For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

(12) Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; (Now, notice; the foundation is the Lord Jesus Christ. Now you can liken this to the whole church, or you can liken this to the individual, because they both work in the same manner. Now, notice the foundation, but watch what you can build upon it: Wood, hay, stubble, gold, silver, precious stones.)

(13) Every man’s work shall be made manifest: (Now, what is the gold at the end time? I counsel you to buy of me gold tried in the fire: proven vindication.) for the day (of the Lord) shall declare it (What day? The day of Judgment.), because it shall be revealed by fire…

Now you’re going to have two fires. You’re going to have the fire that comes down in the Tribulation at the end of it, and you’re going to have a fire which is going to burn out all the dross and the individual’s life—the purging. And this is not Purgatory as many Catholics try to make it. There’s no such thing as Purgatory; no way shape and form. Purgatory’s a place where you’re put in for a while and somebody’s going to try to get you out. Believe me, if you get there, there ain’t anybody going to get you out, because you shouldn’t be there in the first place. It’s a pagan doctrine. Jesus never spoke one word of it. No man ever did.

2513) …And the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.

Now, remember; the Scripture distinctly says at the end time, John preaching of Jesus, whose fan is in His hand, He’ll thoroughly purge His floor, and gather His wheat into the garner, and the chaff He’ll burn with unquenchable fire. So, you can see, there’s two purgings going on. There’s a purging of the people—a purifying. There’s a purging of the world to bring a purified people back.

So, you know something? Every one of us that dies is purged by the fact of death, because the body is dead because of sin. We pay a price. But there will be a people here that won’t die. They’ll pay a different price. And the price they’ll pay is the eternal vigilance of repentance by bringing their thoughts under control and not deviating from what the prophet brought us. That’s one of the big prices you’ll pay; there’s others, no doubt, too.

2614) If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.

(15) If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

(16) Know ye not that (your bodies) are temple(s) of (the Holy Ghost)…?

What you’re looking at here is a life that is entirely and thoroughly sanctified. Now, that’s the only judgment we had any inkling of; we really did not understand the rest. But the Scripture is there to substantiate the Judge of Revelation 1:12-15 as Bro. Branham taught it, though we never actually saw it because our minds were fixed on the White Throne and the Lake of Fire after the Millennium.

27Now, just turn with me to Jas 5:1-11.

(1) Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.

(2) Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.

(3) Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.

(4) Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabbaoth.

(5) Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton (squandered everything); ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.

That’s true. You watch; when things get really rough, like when we had depression…You know, during depression, it is my personal estimation from what I saw, that promiscuous, sexual actions were far greater than the day when people had jobs. Then, after the jobs got back and the war and all things, you find it took a higher trend because people had all kinds of money. Always when you see a harvest time, when you see something like a turn, you’ll notice how things begin to accelerate, accelerate, accelerate. You can tell right now something dreadful is going on in the earth because of the AIDS plague, which is brought in by homosexuality. That’s exactly where it came from, and I don’t care what the doctors tell you. There are a few honest doctors and a few honest politicians, but most of the rest of them are liars.

28Johnson and Masters might not be as far wrong as people try to make them. Let’s understand that. The AIDS virus can be in your blood for eleven solid years, (At least that much they found out.) before it appears. How many are carriers even in this hour in this church? We don’t know. I don’t say anybody’s doing anything or carrying anything. I’m just letting you know plump and plain: ‘Hey, don’t kid yourselves. For God’s sake, don’t be fools—especially you young people.’ You think, because you’ve got strong power in your flesh, you can do what you want. You do what you want; you’ll die with it. You’ll die with it. They’re not going to cure you. They get you over the hump this time, something worse will come upon you. It’s never failed yet. See.

You keep your virginity, your virtue before God. It’ll pay you. You might think you’re losing something by not getting in the flesh pots. Sure you’re losing one thing: you’re losing crime. Nobody wants that. You’re losing death. Nobody wants that. You’re losing sickness. Nobody wants that.

29It said here:

(6) Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you. (Now; listen. Watch.)

(7) Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. (Now he’s talking to those whose consolation is in Christ, the First Resurrection, the Rapture, and the Millenium.) Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.

(8) Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.

(9) Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge stands at the door.

At that time…What time is that? Well, everybody knows it: Rev 3:20.

(20) Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

30Who’s coming in? The Judge is coming in. Everybody has a picture of the Good Shepherd. I got news for you: it is not the Good Shepherd. It is the Judge. And the Judge will make the difference. Yet people say—many people say, “So, He’s here. So what?”

And I say then, “Who is here?”

The Judge is here.

You can hardly get a preacher in this Message, so-called, to preach the Judge. I want to ask you a question. Why not? Those that say they do preach it, why aren’t they preaching it harder? I’m not trying to set up a standard; I’m reading the Bible, I’m reading the prophet. We’re not here playing little games. I don’t know what all that this is going to do. I’m telling you the truth, as is in the Word of Almighty God by a vindicated prophet, this is the Truth. It is the Judge that stands at the door. Sure He’s the Chief Shepherd. Certainly He’s Jehovah God, but He’s Judge. That’s what started on June 11th, 1933 and was brought into consummation in ‘63, one foot upon land and one foot upon sea. When He came down, coming more and more into the Church, until He came into the Church and now the decision is there.

31Who receives the Judge? Nobody wants the Judge. You know why? They don’t want to be judged.

“Well, bless God, our church has got this.”

This church here has nothing, and never will have anything, unless it’s got the real, true Christ and the Word of that Christ. Absolutely! We stand on no heretical dogmas and creeds.

We see, then, here a role change. We see a role change. The role change is God not on the Throne anymore, but God coming as Judge and setting up His Own throne of judgment. At this time, His throne has been in our hearts for rulership. We’re looking forward to it. But there is a judgment that started and is taking place even now by the revealed Word of Almighty God, because the Bible says, “He will judge the world by one Christ Jesus.” And, as Bro. Branham said, “He is the Word.” And we’re looking at that this very morning.

32Now, with this in mind, there can be no doubt that Rev 20:11-12 is found in, and actually started in, Rev 1:12-15, because that’s the truth. At the end of the Seven Church Ages, He steps forth, categorically as the Judge. He was all along, but it was a subdominant role; now it becomes the dominant role and is also Rev 4:1-3. And let’s take a look at that. You’ve only got one God, brother/sister; you haven’t got three, four, five or six.

(1) After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.

(2) And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.

(3) And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.

(4) And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.

33All right. Chapter 5:

(1) And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals (something he’s looking at now).

(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, (There was no man, period.) was able to open the book, (And it had to take a man to do it.) neither to look thereon.

(4) And I wept much, (It had to do with a man.) because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.

(5) And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof (which he consequently did).

And therefore, categorically, Rev 10:1-6 is the same person.

(1) And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:

(2) And he had in his hand a little book open.

Well, that’s the One on the throne with the Book; He came down here now. And who is He? He is Judge! And as Judge, what’s he do? He raises His Hand to Heaven and He swears that time is no longer; it’s blended with eternity. It’s run out. What’s run out? The fourth kingdom is running out. That’s what you’re looking at; the whole thing’s now where we’re soon going to take the whole world over.

34Now, as Pat Robertson… He blew it when he went against Bro. Branham. And in 1984, he got a voice like Joe Coleman did. Bro. Branham’s supposed to been silent for 21 years; nobody’s heard from God for 21 years according to Coleman. Now he’s the archangel Michael. Hogwash he is. And neither is Pat Robertson going to take us into the Millennium. He can’t even get in the President’s office. Ha! You talk about man’s folly being exposed. Why don’t they just sit back and wait for God to show them things. See?

35So, categorically, this One here is the same Judge. Now, do not be confused here, for we’re dealing mainly with Jehovah in the dominant role of Judge, and not so much with the element of time and chronology.

36Now on page 35 of “Future Home”:

[4] Now…or after time has been fulfilled, all sin is gone, taken away after the Millennium, at the great White Throne Judgment—a type of the Holy Ghost. After the world is on fire and baptized, (It’s baptism of holy fire from heaven.) all sin is gone, all germs are gone, all devils are gone, and temptation and everything’s gone.

In other words, what he’s saying here: at the end of the Millennium, the Second Resurrection, General Resurrection, will come about and there will still be that; but it’s already started. See?

37Now, let me read here, too. [“Future Home”, page 30.]

[4] All right, “I’ll come again,” (Jesus says) now, as King with His Queen. And the second two thousand years, what does He do? (See, one thousand gone by, another Millennium coming up.) He comes and gives His rest period and then burns her off and claims it for His Own, puts His Own back on it. (Now, this is “Future Home” we’re talking about—coming back to earth again, the second time, when it’s redone.) And notice, not the perfect world, this Millennium is a type of the seventh day. Then comes the White Throne judgment. See, we still have judgment; we’re still in time in the Millennium.

So, he lets you know that as long as time is going on, what starts there in judgment, continues with the Judge. Yep. And only at the end of that period does the Father disincarnate Himself from the Son. Still remaining Judge, He goes up above the Throne where the Lamb is, as the Pillar of Fire. Now try to just roll with the punches on these things, if you don’t quite get them. All right.

38You can recognize from this fact of Rev 10:6, that’s the One that raised His arm, and also Rev 10:4. That’s the One there that told John to seal up the Seven Seals, and you compare that with Rev 22:4, which we have done many times. The Book is unsealed…Revelation 22:10; I mean, He said, “Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this Book.” When He comes down, He said, “All right. Close the Book.” He opens the Book, and notice the result of the two.

39Now, first of all, I want to get the picture, because I know I’ve lost you. We’re talking about Rev 10:6. That’s the One that said, “Time shall be no more.” The One that raised His Hand and swore, “Time shall be no more.” That’s the Judge that came down in Rev 10:1. All right. Revelation 10:4: that same One says, “Seal up the Book.” Now the same One that sealed the Book up, comes back to earth here, puts His foot on land and sea and unseals: Revelation 22:10.

40Let’s read Revelation 22, beginning at verse 5.

(5) And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.

(6) And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.

(7) Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.

(8) And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things.

(9) Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, (one of the prophets) and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.

(10) And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.

(11) He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.

(12) And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

Now you know, at this particular time, when the Seals are open, it was the Judge that came down, and He tells you now, that He’s going to give you rewards according as the works shall be. And the holy will be holy, and the righteous will be righteous, the filthy will be filthy, and so on. So, you can see in here the elements of what they call the Judgment Seat of Christ or the Bema, where you get rewards for what you have done, which are in the Word of God, and the other is crossed out. The others will forfeit with their life. But the picture I’m trying to show you is: Judgment has already started.

4113) I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

(14) Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

(15) For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

Now Rev 22:15 I wanted to get to.

(15) For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

Okay, Rev 21:1-8:

(1) And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

(2) And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

(3) And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

(4) And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

(5) And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

(6) And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. (The same thing is said in chapter 22. Now, watch.)

(7) He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

(8) But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

Now, did you notice that verse 8 is the same as verse 15, for all intents and purposes. So, outside the Holy City, what have you got? The Lake of Fire, which will destroy these. Now, what have you got today with the opening of the Seals? The same thing: 22:15. Now, if that’s not White Throne, you tell me what it is. That’s not judgment; the judgment is sealed up. I’m going to tell you something, brother/sister: When those Books that were sealed were opened, the judgments were sealed to this earth.

42Now, notice I said in Rev 21:8:

(8) But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.

It’s already lined up. The judgment has been pronounced. We’ll get to another Scripture to show you that in just a minute. Now, I won’t read Matthew 12, but Matthew 12 refers to the time when God returns to the Gentiles in the form of the Holy Ghost in a Pillar of Fire and does the works that were done back in Palestine. At that time, to utter one word against the Holy Ghost is blasphemy, which can never ever be forgiven. Also, Hebrews 6, where they turn down the Word, they can never be forgiven.

43Now, listen to me! Paul was a blasphemer. Let it sink in. He says he was a blasphemer, I think in the Book of Timothy, and he isn’t going to the Lake of Fire. So, there’s only one time you can really blaspheme the Holy Ghost, and that’s today. And any man that does this is already at the White Throne, because it is going on now, not just in a figure of speech, but it is actually started to the intent it will wind up at a certain time in a certain place under a certain condition. Today, it is a certain time, a certain place, and a certain condition. And everything in the Word of God is a certain time and a certain place and a certain condition. And it’s going on now; otherwise I don’t know why Bro. Branham said it was. We know it was.

44So, to me there is no doubt that Rev 20:15, “And whosoever was not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the Lake of Fire,” is categorically, Malachi, the little Book in the Bible, Mal 4:1.

(1) For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

Now you know, the only place that could possibly happen would be in the Lake of Fire at the final judgment. And Bro. Branham used that very Scripture and said, “Now you try to show me there’s an eternal hell.” Then what’s going on now? Judgment. Designation. Assignation. It’s been designated and been assigned, but, as the world was kept to be judged, so souls in prison are kept to be judged. In the sense of the assignation, they’re already judged. It is the hour of Malachi 4, which we just looked at.

(2) But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; (That’s Rev 22:10-14, immortality.)

(3) And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet… (That’s Rev 19:11 on down. All right.)

45Malachi 4:5-6 (That’s God sending the prophet.) guarantees Mal 4:2-3, which we know to be our escape. And it is spoken of in Acts 3:19-23, the middle of the verse:

(19b) … when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;

(20) (Even) he shall send Jesus the Christ, which (was appointed by preaching) unto you: (This Jesus Christ that’s supposed to come after the Presence was made known.)

(21) Whom the heaven must (retain Him) until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.

What is the restoration? I will restore what the locust, the caterpillar, the palmerworm, the cankerworm all have destroyed. God is going to bring back a Garden of Eden condition, whereby man can go beyond Eden, because being placed in Eden was not an end in itself. The end of Eden was immortality: ‘lest they take of the Tree and live forever’, which they could’ve done. So, now you’re going to be restored to be able to get to that Tree, which is what we saw in Revelation 22.

46Now It Acts 3 said:

(22) For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you.

(23) And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.

Well, how can… Why would a prophet do it, unless he’s a judge? So, what do you see at the end time? You see invariably the reference is always to the Judge. And the Judge always has a judgment seat. It isn’t three or four different kinds. You simply call it what you want to call it, according to the conditions or the time, so you can illustrate and focus your understanding a little more clearly. But as far as I can see, when that Ancient of Days begins moving, which is right there, it’s set up. And you’re just going to keep moving and moving.

Then there’ll be a little bit of coming back during the Millennium. But the Judge will be watching plumb out there in the pit, and watching for the Resurrection, watching what’s going on in that world where they’re down there in the nederlands, the lower earth, you know. He’ll be watching; the strong and mighty angels of God in charge of everything. And the day comes, when He’ll say, “I’m the Judge, open up.” See, God’s going to stop it. That’s why He could go down there and bring out the living righteous. Sure, there’s no two ways about that one.

47Now, let’s go to 1 Pet 3:18.

(18) For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:

(19) By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; (Notice; he went and preached unto the spirits in prison already confined there by a Judge—the judgment.)

(20) Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.

Now, with that there’s 2 Pet 3:4-7.

(4) And saying, Where is the promise of his coming?

Now, do you know what I think that is? I don’t think that’s looking for the promise of the Coming. I understand that to be, “Hey, what is all this about His Presence? What’s going on? What’s it doing for us? When are we going to get out of here?” Now, if I’m telling the truth, which I believe I am, giving the right slant on this, I’ll feel pretty sorry for these pulpits (And I could start naming some right now.) that sneer at what we understand here and say that they believe It, but don’t preach It. They’re too busy rolling in people’s money, I guess.

484) Where’s the promise…? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

Now, what do we know anything about the beginning of creation? Nothing! Except human history, and that doesn’t go back very far. So, all they can say here is, “Everything is just going on the way we’ve known it, either by God’s having made a creation, the Devil messing it up, or the whole thing has been buzzing around here merely by the matter of evolution.

(5) For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:

(6) Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:

(7) But the heavens and the earth, (Now, listen; they know by the type here, this verse 7.) the heavens and earth which now are, by the same Word are kept in store, reserved unto fire…

In plain English, we’re standing here because God’s not ready to hit the earth with fire. That’s all; He’s not ready to do it. Why? Because Sodom and Gomorrah’s not completely filled; the cup of the Canaanites isn’t overflowing.

(8) But, beloved, (He said, ‘Now, get this in your skulls, and don’t be ignorant. You’re trying to push things. God’s a very slow mover; it takes a thousand years for just one day.)

(9) The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. (In other words, the last message is repentance. The last one brought in and child-trained is when God can begin to do what we’re wanting Him to do. All right.)

49With this, we want to go to 1 Tim 5:24-25.

(24) Some men’s sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some men they follow after.

(25) Likewise also the good works of some are manifest beforehand; and they that are otherwise cannot be hid.

The verse I was looking at that I want to repeat again is verse 24.

(24) Some men’s sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment.

In other words, you can settle this outside of court. You can settle outside of judgment; you can have a judgment in your favor at this particular time. Otherwise, they’re going to catch up with you, and it’s going to be a pretty rough time. Now, that’s Rev 3:20: “Behold I stand at the door and knock.”

50Now, with this we want to go to Jn 11:23-26.

(23) Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again.

(24) Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.

(25) Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: (Don’t have to worry about the last day.)

(26) And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?

51All right. Back to Jn 5:19:

(19) …The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.

(20) For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel.

(21) For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.

(22) For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son.

And that’s exactly right: the whole decision of God depends on what you do with Jesus. It depends exactly what you do today with the Pillar of Fire having come down, because that is God in Sonship form to us, because it’s the hour of the Son.

5223) That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father.

In other words, if you say you honor the Son that’s sitting upon the throne now, you’re wrong. You don’t honor Him at all. He that hath the Father hath the Son. You don’t have this, you don’t have the Son. You’ve got to make up your mind which way the Bible’s going, (not the way you’re going, which way the Bible’s going) then try to catch up with It. See?

(24) Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

(25) Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. (He said, “You’re hearing it already.” It’s going to come forth in the first half of the First Resurrection, which it did shortly after this passage.)

(26) For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself; (That’s right. He did.)

(27) And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.

(28) Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,

(29) And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation. (Sure, because the First Resurrection—the second half coming up right away.)

(30) I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just…

Now, there you are. What if God spoke again today in the form of the Holy Ghost, as the gift of the Son once more, because He’s got to be crucified to the people themselves, and He comes on the scene and He speaks; what then? The world’s judged.

53Now I want to ask you a question: Is the White Throne going on or isn’t it going on? See? Don’t get the idea way down the road now. It started, it’s going on.

Now, especially 19 and 20, It says in John 5 which I didn’t read; start up there about verse 19.

(19) Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.

(20) For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel.

All right. We’re looking at the fact here of what He said, and with it we go to Jn 14:10-12:

(10) Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

(11) Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.

(12) Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

That is in the personal, singular and devolves upon one man, which Bro. Branham was the one person who could arrogate unto himself properly by Scripture, God giving him that revelation of this hour, which is absolutely the one of judgment.

54Now we saw, in Matthew 12, the fact that He’s got to come back here. We saw in 1 Th 4:16 that He has to come back: “The Lord Himself shall descend with a Shout, the Voice of the Archangel, the Trump of God.” And we see in 1 Corinthians 15, the ministry that He is doing right now, to bring the Church in subjection and the world into judgment, categorically, at the presence of God, which we all know to be in verses 20, 21, 22, 23: “Afterward, Christ at His Appearing.” That’s His Presence; “Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God.” That’s a future perfect tense showing that something is already spoken of as though it has taken place.

In other words it’s an absolute committal and commitment to the future on the basis of the present. “For He must reign till He put all enemies under his feet.” In other words God Himself taking Headship of the Church.

55And you notice, It says in verse 27:

(27) (For) all things (must be under him)—put under his feet. But when he says, all things are put under him, it is manifest (It is made known clear.) that he is (left out) which did put all things under him.

So, somebody’s putting something under somebody else.

(28) And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.

And this is that ‘keleusma’; “the Lord Himself shall descend from Heaven with a Shout” is what you’re looking at right now. God already has brought His Church into judgment, and the test has been passed, “You are the pure and righteous sinless Bride of the Lord Jesus Christ; you didn’t even do it.”

56So, you can see that right now judgment is going on, and judgment will be going on and judgment will continue until the complete finalization, and that One right there that came down, is the same One that is going to be on the great White Throne. There isn’t any difference. It’s a matter of time. God’s not more than one God. It’s just what God is doing in this hour. Time and eternity have blended, and it’s moving on. And you can see that our White Throne is here now, and we have it made. There are no problems. We’re not going to lose out. White Throne is here for the make-believer, the unbeliever because there’s no change in the judging Word. No difference; this Word’s not going to change. There’s just a final disposition at a certain time, according to Rev 20:12, and they were already judged. The records were opened. That’s all.

57Now, you know my stand on Rev 22:18-19, which I have categorically taken. And that is this:

(18) For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:

(19) And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

And that has to do with the opening of the Seven Seals. Now my stand… The reason I’m bringing this out is this: I say what Bro. Branham said. He said, “We’re standing before the White Throne now.”

58Now, let me read again, which I read a little while ago. We’re going to close. [Bro. Vayle reads from “Future Home”.]

[pg 30, para 4] Now, as King with His Queen. And the second two thousand years, what does He do? He comes and gives His rest period and then burns her off and claims it for His Own, puts His Own back on it. And notice, not the perfect world, this Millennium is a type of the seventh day. Then comes the White Throne judgment. See, we still have judgment; we’re still in time in the Millennium. It’s one day, one thousand years. It’s a time element. Not... Don’t get that mixed up with the new earth now.

You see what he’s saying? It’s a time element. You’re looking at reality, but it’s a time element. Now, watch again.

[pg 35, para 4] …after time has been fulfilled... All sin is gone—taken away at the Millennium, at the great White Throne judgment—a type of the Holy Ghost.

Now, let that sink in. If the White Throne judgment is a type of the Holy Ghost, where everything is absolutely gone, there will be nothing left but the purity of Almighty God Himself, the Holy Ghost. And remember now; he says that White Throne is typing the Holy Ghost. Then, what if the Holy Ghost came now? Now reverse it. I know you’re looking puzzled, but let your thinking go. You’re not babies anymore; let your thinking go. You’re back in your old types of tradition. He said White Throne judgment is a type of the Holy Ghost. Now, if the Holy Ghost Himself came—the White Throne type—then Him coming…you’re at the White Throne right now. Try to just let your thinking go.

59People will hear what Bro. Branham said, but they’re not going to believe it. I’ll read for you in the “Future Home…”, where we better understand, to be a believer. You don’t sit here and say, “Well, I believe, and don’t understand.”

Now this is the key we were looking for all along, is the little quote of Bro. Branham’s here. Except God brought me to it, I wouldn’t have got it; but I had underlined it before. All sin is gone—taken away at the end of the Millennium, at the great White Throne judgment (complete purification, complete purging). That’s what you’re looking at, typing the Holy Ghost Himself—everything falling in type. Then, what if the Holy Ghost Himself appears on the scene? Where are you at?

You say, “Bro. Vayle, what does it do for me?”

Takes away your unrest and your worry. You don’t have to look down the road.

60See, that’s what people are—always looking down the road. They even have the nerve to look one thousand years down the road. Why are we looking one thousand years down the road? See, if the King is here, the queen is here, the throne is here, the kingdom is here in a complete potential. If the Judge is here, tell me, what’s His position, in the literal? What’s he doing? He’s on His Throne of Judgment, judging. He’s knocking at the door and saying, “Listen, you’ve got your chance right now.” So, when Bro. Branham said, “Don’t go looking down the road,” he said, “we’re standing before that Throne right now.”

61You say, “That sure changed my theology around.”

It’s going to change mine a whole lot more than it’s already done. It keeps changing. But I believe what the prophet said, and I believe always that you’ll find in the Word of God, you’ll find those little places in there that nobody could ever get, outside of a prophet. And he told us the Truth, brother/sister. It’s hard to understand in a certain way, because we are so finite. But, if we just begin to let our thinking go, we’ll begin to see that time and eternity, all these things blended together, and see the fortunate position we are now in, because the results are in—the assignation to see that judgment has taken place; the assignation is right at hand. What is that assignation? The dead come out of the ground, we’re going to get our change, and we’re going to be gone, come back and rule and reign one thousand years and sit with Him. That’s what he said. I believe with all my heart that it’ll do us good because the word of a prophet is a good word.

Let’s rise and be dismissed.

62 Gracious, heavenly Father, we want to thank You again for Your kindness that You bestowed upon us in this last day, Lord. We can hear so many things the prophet said, and always we’ll find out how he said them and why he said them; we’ll see them in Your Word, Lord. And we realize now, Father, that, perhaps as never before, and I believe as never before, that we can see the windup; it’s really winding up. We put all these things together. I know it’s not perfect, Lord; there’s lots of things in my mind that aren’t settled as I want them settled and they may never be settled. But I’ve taken the word of the prophet that we’re standing before Your Throne right now, seeing the beautiful type and all that he laid before us.

Help Your people, Lord, at this time to come into a place of rest, and not just a place of rest, Lord, which is a good feeling, a good spirit in our lives, where we know that we can count on You. But, Lord, we believe it transcends even that. It goes past a feeling. It goes to the place, Lord, where we see the utmost of the work of God has been done now in our hearts, minds, and lives, if we only receive it to bring forth a fruit that this world has never known. And that is the fruit in Your Presence, Lord, where many standing here shall not taste of death, but shall enter into the Glory Land, absolutely in the same glory that You went away in, and coming back to receive us.

Father, forgive us our sins this morning. Let there not be one sinner amongst us this morning, Lord, not one, who hasn’t repented and wants to go all the way with You in Your Word. Grant, Lord, that the sick amongst us be healed, Father. We’re looking for that. We’re trusting, oh God, that what we talk about in this church shall be more and more a reality of a love and an understanding and a helpfulness in all ways, shapes and forms, oh God, putting others above ourselves, Lord, until Your sweet Spirit does the work that we want to be done.

Now Father God, just keep us as we go our separate ways. Bring us back on the Saturday service and the Sunday service, Lord, and may it be a blessed time in Thee, Father, but may the days in between be ones that are hallowed by Your Presence, Lord, sanctified by Your grace and Your mercy, oh God, and we a sanctified people walking in the hour that You’ve given us to live in. Help us to number our days, oh God, and thereby present ourselves before You in that day, knowing that our lives are not full of wood, hay and stubble, but rather, oh God, that there had been some gold, silver and some precious stones in every single life here. We ask these mercies, for Your honor and glory, in Jesus, Name, Amen.

“Take the Name of Jesus with You.”