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1 Shall we pray: Heavenly Father, we request Your divine grace this morning especially through guidance in Your Word that we may know what we need to know Lord, not that we are asking for any perfection of thought in our minds as though we had everything so perfectly crystal clear but that we could and do rely solely upon that which is vindicated and yet also have that which the prophet said could be broken down and given to us we might have even a clearer, fuller understanding of these things for Lord, we know where there is a question; there is an answer and especially Lord, we know that according to the hour this would be the time of the clearest answers of all. And Father, now therefore, as this is in view, we pray that You hear our prayer and help us with the study of Your Word, in Jesus’ Name we pray. Amen. You may be seated.
2Now we’re looking at number 15 in Satan’s Eden, and last Sunday and Wednesday we were looking at the fact that since there were only four powerful great kingdoms during the world history, at least from that time until the very end which were Babylonian, the Medo Persian, the Grecian, and Roman, with Christ and His Bride in Revelation 19 coming to destroy both antichrist and the last kingdom which was now world-wide, that’s also according to Daniel’s vision, we had to look further than the fundamentalists who limit the revival of the Roman Empire to its original borders and failed to realize that we are not dealing with the vast territory but with a city from which all authority and power emanates and where Satan is ruling and receiving worship.
3Now that, of course, is Rome and with its tentacles it’s in every government and economy in the entire world. And we noted carefully that the church system and the Jews were the prime actors in this drama. Now we have to…we’ll look at some Scripture on that. The Catholic religion is worldwide and there is no place where it is not. We, also, noted there is, virtually, no place where the Jews are not. Now especially, did I think we looked at Deuteronomy 28…and it says here,
(64) …the LORD shall scatter thee among all people, from…one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone.
(65) And (you’ll have) among (those) nations shalt thou find no ease, neither shall the sole of thy foot have rest: but the LORD shall give thee there a trembling heart, and (a) failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind:
(66) And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou shalt fear day and night, and (thou) shalt have none assurance of thy life:
(67) In the morning thou shalt say, Would God it were (evening)! and at (evening time you’ll) say, Would God it were morning! for the fear
of thine heart wherewith thou shalt fear, and for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see. (and so on) (Now, that’s what it…now verse 63 starting by saying,)
(63) And it shall come to pass, that as the LORD (hath) rejoiced over you to do you good, (That’s for leaving the Word, see?) and to multiply you; so the LORD will rejoice over you to destroy you, and bring you to (nothing); and (you will) be plucked (up) from off the land whither thou goest to possess it.
4Now you can see here then that there’s going to be a scattering of Israel predicted and prophesied by Moses in 1451 B.C. and then at the time of the—not the Diaspora—the taking away into captivity over nine hundred years later, this begins to be entirely fulfilled by Israel being taken over in captivity into Babylon, allowed to come back in part and then they keep on getting scattered and scattered until the time that they turn down the Lord Jesus Christ and then that’s in 70 A.D. when Titus comes in and destroys the city. They are literally scattered around the entire world. So we see the Jews are moving into the entire world arena and where they try to maintain their religion, but you will notice here that it says that it will be entirely corrupted. So no matter how the Jews are trying to worship God; it is in a state of corruption. Now you’ll notice also that the church according to Matthew 13 is in the same position because it says here…
(24) (A) parable (set) he forth, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man (that) sowed good seed in his field:
The enemy comes in and corrupts it, and you’ve got to wait till the harvest time when they’re...the tares are bundled and the wheat is bundled, the wheat gets put into the garner, the bundles of tares get burnt along with the chaff. And then you’ll notice,
(31) Another parable he (put) forth…, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, (This is a good one.) which a man took, and sowed in his field:
(32) Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and (becomes) a tree, so the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.
Now if you want to look at Christianity it was the smallest of all religions, positively, but it says here, it is going to grow to be a tree that covers the whole world and birds are always a sign of evil. So you can see there’s coming a time when Christianity will literally take over the world whether the world wants it or not. So now you’ve got the Jews entirely scattered all over the world, and you got Christianity all over the world. There’s no mistake about that. Okay.
5With that we’ll go to Daniel 9: and it says,
(24) Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon (the) holy city, to finish the (transgressions), and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most (High).
(25) Know therefore and understand, from the going forth of the commandment to restore and rebuild Jerusalem unto Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: (which is sixty-nine weeks at the time that Ezra, Nehemiah go in there to restore the temple. It will be in troublous times.)
(26) And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, (and) not for himself: and…
It tells you after that time there’s going to be a cutting off. And then, of course, there’s an indeterminate period of time which…can last…which has lasted through roughly two thousand years. And then you notice it here, it says,
(26) (But) after threescore and two weeks…Messiah (shall) be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; (Now who was that? That was Titus in 70 A.D. and the Roman Empire.) and the end thereof shall be a flood, and the end of the war desolations are determined.
6That means until the very end time there’s going to be nothing but wars and desolation and remember, he’s talking particularly to the Jews. And this is going to come by whom? It’s going to come by the fourth empire which scatters them which is Rome. See? And remember, then the Jews will be scattered to the four corners of the world amongst the Gentiles and also, this Roman Empire which somehow is able to embrace Christianity because it’s a kingdom of heaven in a rotten miserable filthy situation is going to control the world. [Daniel 9:]
(27) (Now) and he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading abominations…make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
So it’s letting you know here that there’s going to come after, toward the very end time, at the very end time what has been going on for centuries is going to increase. It’s going to be worse than ever and it definitely will end then in a period of an antichrist situation with the Jews confirming a covenant as Bro. Branham said, “The Jews have got the paper; Rome’s got the gold. There will be a covenant. The covenant will be broken.”
7Because remember, the Catholics which is the Roman people hate the Jews; and there’s nothing you’re going to do about it. They were happy there was nothing done during the war; they’re trying to whitewash Pope Pious now by saying he did his best to extricate the Jews: that is a lie. He didn’t do it. America had the chance. Roosevelt was warned. He didn’t do it. So America’s got a strike against it; it will turn on the Jews.
And I’m going to tell you something, the present condition of the Jews according to Paul, and they haven’t changed; you’re not going to blame the people too much by turning on them. And this is exactly why you got everybody confused as what the Jews are going to do, and what the Protestants…what the Christians are going to do. But it is: the Jews have the paper! And they’re controlling everything with the paper. Isn’t Campo a Jew that came down here with paper? They’re all Jews that got the paper. And it’s nothing but bonds that aren’t worth a plug nickel. And you talk about milking the Gentiles and feeding on their breast: if they’re not doing it, I’m going to ask you who is doing it? I could be a Jew-baiter in fifteen seconds because I’ve learned…I’ve studied much since I was a kid. Old Al Alpha, Bill Murray, wasn’t he the governor of Oklahoma? Didn’t he say that if the people ever found out about the Jews in America, what Hitler did would look like a Sunday school picnic? Why do you think the whole world’s going to come against the Jews? Because they’re everywhere and they got the paper, and someone’s going to be a scapegoat and the Jews will be the scapegoat. You can see it coming.
8Now let’s go to Matthew 24. That’s why you got to be very careful about the Jew. You just leave him plumb alone to God. He’s got the paper. Praise the Lord, he’s got the paper. We’re getting out of here because of it. So thank God for the paper. All right, in Matthew 24;
(1) …Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him to shew him the buildings of the temple.
(2) And Jesus said, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left one stone (here) upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
(3) …as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and (when) shall be the sign of thy (Presence), and of the end of the world? (There’s three things. When’s the temple going to be thrown down? What’s the sign of Your Presence? They must have understood Luke 17, the days repeating.)
(4) And Jesus answered and said, Take heed that no man deceive you.
(5) For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and deceive many. (Many anointed ones will come.)
(6) …(you’ll) hear wars and rumours of wars: (and) be not troubled: …these things must come to pass, the end is not yet.
(7) …nation rise against nation, kingdom against kingdom: and there (will) be famines, and pestilences, earthquakes, in divers places.
(8) …these are the beginning of sorrows.
(9) Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. (And you know that has happened to the Jews already; it’s going to even happen more.)
(10) …then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
(11) And many false prophets (arise), and deceive many.
(12) …because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
Now notice that, iniquity and love; put them hand in hand. They can’t go together. And you’re going to have a lot of people thinking their iniquity is love like they always do. We’ll talk about that. …
(13) But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
(14) And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
(15) (Now) when ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
(16) Then let them which be in Judaea flee (in) the mountains:
(17) Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of (the) house:
(18) Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
(19) And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
(20) (And) pray…(and so on and so forth.)
9Now there’s a twofold fulfillment in there because this happened under Titus and is yet to happen again because of the situation that is coming up in the Great Tribulation. I just wanted to let you know and what I’m letting you know here is that do not be mislead when you are considering the revival of the Roman Empire which died and became the Holy Roman Empire, and which has come back in its full power under America through the Marshall Plan and the other Plans where America has the only true original blueprint for the world community of people.
We are fifty states with I suppose one more coming up, heaven knows, maybe a couple more on top of it, but because of the language situation here in the United States we have fifty states under one head which we call a republic under God which is exactly what the church is trying to replicate over the world, and we have built the image to it. And we have embraced Catholicism and we are over fifty percent Catholics today, and there is no use trying to send a missionary anywhere, there’s no use trying to do one thing about Rome. We simply give Rome everything; we have done it by a free moral agency of a political ticket.
10And now you’ll begin to see from this point on that Rome will begin to rise up and I’m happy for her, for the government’s now trying to legislate that she must have homosexuals in the pulpit and everything else. And if the Protestants haven’t got enough brains to do something about it, then at least thank God for the Roman Catholics. I still say they’re the only converts to this Message that have really worked out in a real rapid period of time and have had no problem with doctrine; are the Roman Catholics, because they… How can they have a doctrine when they’re preached to in Latin and everything else, a little bit of catechism? You get a little bit of catechism in school, they say, “Give us a child until he’s four years of age, at least, maybe up to seven, he’ll be a Catholic all his life.”
I know that’s not necessarily true because the Catholic little kids are like Protestants little kids, they soon find there’s a whole lot of things that are a whole lot happier and a whole lot more fun than a catechism. It’s human nature. So, we thank God the way things are going.
11Jews are everywhere; they’re going back to the homeland. See? And remember, that little seed planted way back there in the church was a little seed says, “You’re going to take it all over.” They got the gold. And when you’re starving, let me tell you, your prayers don’t mean too much.
Do you know how Stalin got the little kids to believe there’s no God? He had the kids in school pray for cookies and candies and fruit and things. And God didn’t answer; so they prayed to Stalin. The teachers came in with baskets and baskets.
“See, Stalin answers your prayer, but God can’t. Who needs God? We need Stalin. We need Communism. We need a way to feed the people.”
And the church will go socialistic. It can’t help it. Capitalism fails, but they still need a means of exchange. They need a currency. And isn’t it strange that gold would be the currency? We’re going to walk on it in heaven. Not that gold, no, no, I don’t want a bit of it. You’ve had it. Phttt! I want the transparent stuff. All right.
12So the story I’m trying to get across is this, the Catholic Church is everywhere , the Jews are everywhere, so therefore, Christianity which heads up in the Roman Catholic Church, not Protestants, the daughters go back to the harlot, are everywhere. Now that’s what we’re trying to show you.
Now the Jews rejected Messiah who will appear to them in a sign and bring in the 144,000 before He appears bodily because He appeared bodily, so He can’t appear bodily now. He has to appear in a symbol as Bro. Branham told us. Now then we have not seen Him, so He appears to us in a symbol.
Next, there it is right there. Next he will appear in His own physical body when that Spirit that’s in our midst becomes incarnate to us, we’ll crown Him King of kings and Lord of lords, and that will be the Son of God, the Son of man, the Son of David, the altogether Lovely, the Rose of Sharon, the Prince of Peace and all of it. You’ll see the totality. So that’s what I want you to get to understand and what we’re dealing with as Satan takes over headship and becomes worshipped.
13Now, God is centralizing Israel in the homeland at this point, and all the churches are coming together into one vast system under Rome. See? For those who still want to think that the old Roman Empire instead of Roman religion is taking over; what will they do with Revelation 13, and Revelations 17 and 18? See, it’s not that at all because the Roman Empire had its bounds.
So what are they going to go to next? They’re going to go to what they always been howling about, which is euro-mart. And out of the euro-mart is going to come a strong dictator, that’s as screwy as the people who hate the Jews. And they say, “What the Jews are doing; they’re Communists.” And if you don’t believe it, ask Joe Raczkovi. And the funny thing is right now the Hungarians are looking very much askance at the Jews who have run everything.
Remember, Joe told you when he wanted to go back to Hungary he was afraid of his life and he finally asked a Jew and the Jew said, “Just tell me one thing, Joe, did you ever hurt a Jew?”
“No, I never hurt no Jew.”
“Did you ever kill a Jew?”
“No, before God I love the Jews. My father would risk his life, taking water and food to the Jews in the boxcars going through Hungary.”
And the old man never got shot either. They’d offer him watches. He said, “No, I love you as a people.” I think Joe’s got Jewish blood. I don’t mean that carelessly. You know his name was Greenburg before his parents moved from Germany. It could be something there, that doesn’t discredit him one bit. I’m just telling you there’s a love in Joe’s heart for the Jews. He loves the Jews. He mixes with them. He can beat them, too, at their own game. [Bro. Vayle chuckles.] You see, I love that old boy, not because he’s Hungarian because Joe’s got a sense of humor which is out of this world. Like he could tell a story like hardly any living man can. But anyway, he said, “I love the Jews.”
“Joe, go back to Hungry, nobody going to hurt you.” He went to Hungary and even turned down the mayor’s invitation to dinner and honor because he didn’t have the time. He can go any time he wants.
14Now this idea then is that the Jews believing in one God are going to cause to turn the people to Communism under the dominion of the powers that be in Europe, and even in America. When they have become atheists, which they will under Communism, then the Jews will missionary them or as you know the term, evangelize them and turn them to one God. Now do you see where fundamental and all this crap is? And pardon the expression but that’s what it is; it’s sewage. It’s a fecal matter of a tormented mind.
Now I’m telling you, this is what the churches believe and there’s isms everywhere in it. They do not recognize that they will literally—the world churches—will come together and institutionalize religion over everything and everybody will have to bow down. But remember this, and remember it flat. There are those who will give their honor and glory to the beast for only one hour; then they will burn her flesh, so you know it’s going to be a system based upon manpower.
15It’s the old system where the two hundred thousand spirits were loosed at the River Euphrates that killed the Jews under Hitler and Stalin, and now spirits are loosed right now to destroy anybody and everybody that comes against them. Now you tell me one way, one reason, why the Roman Catholic Church or the Protestants are going to do, worry too much over the Arabs if they don’t turn and come under the beautiful world sweet government of the fine people who want to help you? But you must help yourself by taking the mark in the hand and first the mark in the forehead which means you must believe that we have something you don’t got and you must subscribe and work for it. Do you think the world believes that? They don’t believe that. You know something? They’re not supposed to believe it. We’re supposed to believe it by vindication.
16Read Revelation 13 and you’ve read it; it comes right out of America, comes right in this country that says a free voice and a free religion; it started as a lamb and ends as a dragon. It starts with legislation and ends with the sword. And if you don’t believe that try and get justice in the courts. You can’t do it. I wonder if you people are ready for what’s coming? Only one way to get strength is by the Word because that’s the only place the strength is. Don’t think that God is in His church; God ain’t in no church. God’s in His Word because Rhema and Logos are the same thing.
Don’t try to make the Presence a minor. I was already told as I’ve been telling you for years if these preachers in churches believe what I teach then I’m wrong. I’m quitting tomorrow. I’m going to junk what I believe and start over and search what Bro. Branham said. But they don’t believe what I believe. Oh, they said, “The Presence, that’s just another doctrine like serpent seed.”
Now a fellow that used to…still goes to a big fat church north of us here, I don’t know what they teach but they don’t teach truth. He said, “Well, …we don’t major on a minor.” How come? Bro. Branham said, “God did not only go down into Egypt with Moses and manifest in signs and wonders but He appeared on Mount Sinai in a Pillar of Fire, even so today and that is His picture.” A minor? A minor? People listen to me! That’s the farthest you’ve got; I’m meeting you at the White Throne now, not tomorrow, and I will not have one good word to say for you. You say, “How do you know you’re going to make it?” I’m going to make it, don’t worry about me. Don’t worry about me.
17Satan will finally achieve what he sets out…set out to achieve and even tried to get Jesus to help him in Matthew 4 which is “fall down and worship me, become my intercessor, become my intermediator, become the one that brings me all these people.” Isn’t that exactly what the Bible says will help…would happen that Christianity will bring everybody…to Satan? The little seed planted grows to be a mighty tree. But where did it start? It started in organized Rome having failed the way; Apostle Paul warned them, “You will have another Jesus. You will have another gospel. You will have another spirit.” So they got a threefold trinity and they got their own catechisms, like Israel took their Talmud.
And you know what spirit they got? They got the spirit of Satan. Oh, people have an idea that Satan isn’t a loose character that he can run around. They say, “Well, you know, when the Bride goes up, Satan comes down and he incarnates himself in the antichrist.” Sure, he does. That’s true. But remember, the Bible also says in the Book of Job, “When all the sons of God came together, all those stars, the morning stars rejoicing, Satan came pitter, pattering in and God says, ‘Well, what have you been doing?’ ‘Oh,’ he said, ‘I’ve been wandering up and down on the earth’.” You think he’s not here? You think he’s not…his spirit is not in the church? I brought you my thought this morning on the open book; it needed a Redeemer. I want to ask you; who shut that book? God didn’t shut the book. Not in my understanding, then because then God has to justify Himself by having a Redeemer stand for Him. Don’t ever get that idea. We need a Redeemer.
18Now listen! Now we carefully note where we were reading with Bro. Branham in 2 Thessalonians [2:], and as we read the verses in there of that spirit of antichrist.
(3) Let no man deceive you…by any means: (said there’s got to) come a falling (away), and (the) man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
(4) Who (opposes) and (exalts) himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God (sits) in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
Now in the opening of the First Seal we saw twins. We saw the Spirit of God come down in Pentecost. We saw the spirit of Satan come down because John said, “Even now the spirit of antichrist is here,” and that spirit is found to be opposite or against the Word because that’s what John said. And he said, “They came amongst us; they went from us because they weren’t of us.” They were a mess. Right there the spirit of antichrist was in the church just the same as the Spirit of Christ gets in the true believer in the church. Now who are you going to listen to?
19Now the point is at the end time the two spirits are out here and there’s confrontation. But when you look down the road at incarnation that’s a different thing. Incarnation cannot take place until the Bride is out of here. So incarnation is an actual literal being, spirit being. One is God coming in a man; the other is Satan coming in a man. That’s where your son of perdition is. And your son of perdition before Satan actually entered Satan; I beg your pardon, before Satan actually entered Judas, Judas as the son of perdition, not the man of sin was positively doing everything anybody else could do by the power of God. You couldn’t tell him apart from the real McCoy which was Peter, James and John and the rest of them.
You couldn’t tell them apart. But after the incarnation he couldn’t do anything except betray God and become a killer and a murderer. So you can see where the church is. The church is in the realm and the throes of the son of perdition but not the man of sin. The son of perdition has been revealed and consequently the man of sin is revealed because you know exactly what’s happening. Now this takes place at the time of the descent of that One that came down. So you understand what I’ve been talking about.
20Now under the Seventh Seal of Rev 10:1-7 when that One comes down and remember, He came down even before then in 1933 but the coming and the going is on the grounds of coming more and more into the church and more and more into manifestation. Not simply someone turning here and turning there and appearing and reappearing; that’s not it, the One that came down.
Listen! That Cloud up there is not in the stratosphere. It’s up only so many miles, I don’t know if that’s stratosphere or not but I’m trying to get you the idea, it’s not up there where the sun and the moon and the stars are, it’s still a part of this earth because you can see it. So therefore, that which you see is when Revelation 10 comes into being, more and more into the church when He comes down and at that point it is Headship.
There’s something else these other people are not teaching we teach here because they’re not teaching what Bro. Branham is teaching. I’m not saying that to get your good favor. Look, you can…I’ll be out of here shortly whether you know it or not or believe it; I’m intending to cut off more and more of my time because I’m simply not able to do it. So I try to cover as much ground as I can.
21Now listen! Rev 10:1-7 is Eph 1:17—it’s the Spirit that comes in revealing. And what does He do? He reveals and the revelation is Himself basically, and that is the Presence. I am here revealing myself, and so the preacher says, “Oh, I covered that.” In an hour and a half? And the other preacher says, “Well, that’s majoring on the minor.” You know something? If my wife pulled that on me, I would get the knottiest, thorniest, meanest club I could and bash her stinking brains out as the grossest insult.
Now you listen to me. Why do you think he’s going to destroy? Because Satan’s already got them. Majoring on a minor? That’s exactly right; the Word is a minor to the Pentecostals. The Word is a minor to the Catholics; they’ve never had It. The Word is a minor to the Protestants; they gave up years ago. They’ll settle for Billy Graham that can’t prove anything. It’s exactly what the Mohammandens told him and Paris Reidhead, “We can produce just as much psychology as you can.”
And there’s a certain branch of Hindu’s, I can personally testify too, of men, friends of mine, back in the days when I thought tongues was an evidence; it sure was but it wasn’t an evidence of the Holy Ghost. They went over to India and they saw such love; they said, “We don’t have anything,” and became Hindus at heart. So come on, smarten up, people, smarten up in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, you haven’t got all year.
22Bro. Branham was revealing what the antichrist really was, even as he revealed Christ in the Word, so he revealed antichrist out of the Word. The two spirits in Revelation 6 and continuing through the revelation of antichrist in flesh is yet to come even as the Holy Spirit will yet be revealed in flesh. Do you know that’s true? And in both cases it will be an incarnation as the Spirit in our midst goes up to be incarnated, Satan comes down to be incarnated. In the meantime they are still here, just in the form they wish to be in order to lead whatever they are in control of into a perfect revelation and fellowship, not a perfect revelation of Satan, but a revelation…but a fellowship is what you are into with Satan. A fellowship, he never…he doesn’t tip his hand who he is.
But God tipped His hand who He was. It was there in the Book of Deuteronomy. He told you how He would act. There’s where perfect faith lies. And that’s a minor? Well, I can agree it’s a minor in this respect, it’s a minor in so far that we will wonder when we see Him face to face in human flesh and all the things He has for us; it will be a minor in that respect. You know why? Because it’s just a part of the growth of the real seed, but I’m going to tell you something; if you don’t have this part you aren’t going to get the rest. And if you call just this a minor… That’s the One that revealed serpent seed. That’s the One that showed you what it is to be false and to be anointed. That’s the goose that lays the golden egg, pardon the expression, but are you going to be stupid like the guy in Aesop’s fable who thought he’d get a great big lump of gold if he killed the goose. And you know what these people are doing? They’re crucifying to themselves the Son of God, not Son of man. Oh no, the Son of man tricked and deceived them completely, because they saw him and they said, “That’s got to be God.” But they said, “Oh, He’s only a minor.” Well, it’s too bad but that’s their business.
23We’re back to page 6 after about what? Twenty-two hours? Not bad. I’ve pretty good going because this is all Bible. This what Bro. Branham… This is the Bible for you and me.
 Oh, that that deceitfulness of the church today! See, “the son of perdition,” the devil.
He doesn’t call him the man of sin because he’s not that but he is but he’s not. You know what I mean? He’s coming to the incarnation which is the reincarnation. He’s right now he’s in that Judas ministry, raises the dead, and heals the sick all by the power of God. There is no power but of God, so therefore, what power does Satan use? He uses God’s power and so do you and I. Listen to me. So whether we live or die we live or die unto the Lord because it’s God’s power.
 The people worshipping Satan in this day, thinking they’re worshipping God. But they’re worshipping him—Satan—through a creed, (that’s the church has the creed,) a man-made denomination…creeds…and creeds that’s brought the people right down to the greatest deception that the world has ever known…. No matter how much the Word of God promised for this day, is preached and vindicated, they still won’t believe It. They won’t believe It.
24Now what are you going to do with the Branhamites that make a major into a minor? Oh, I know people think I’m a fighter, feisty and mean and everything else. My name is dirt and filth about every place in the universe. That’s alright; I don’t mind. What’s mine is my business; what’s theirs, I’m not responsible for. And I’m responsible for you people, you that hear my voice but remember one thing, I will meet you. I’m meeting you now. I’m not worried about it. I’m worried as Bro. Branham was, “How serious are we?” Are we also like those people who say I believe it but it’s just a minor? Just a minor when that Spirit that’s in our midst becomes incarnate to us? What are you talking about? You know what they’re talking about? They’re still thinking it’s a baptism with the Holy Ghost instead of the Person. I can’t understand their folly but it’s not my job.
 Then why? We wonder why. Why…won’t they believe It? (Why won’t they believe there’ll be an actual worshipping of Satan? A man of sin, an incarnation.) When God said He would do a certain thing, and He does it, and (when God says also concerning this ministry of vindication, why don’t they believe It?) He still does what He said He will do and they still…turn their backs to it and turn away from it. Just as Eve knew that what God said, God would do; but she turned her back on it, to listen to what Satan had to say.
 Just remember, in all other ages, it’s always been the same thing. In every age, it’s always been that Satan tries to pervert the Word…that Word to them, making it…making them to see some other age.
25Well, let’s go back to Genesis 3…
(22) And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: (Now that’s bad. That’s not good.) now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
Now what was available to Adam and Eve at that time? Immortality! And you can’t deny it because there it is. But they can’t have it in that condition because now they blew it. Now, let’s just take a look at something here because I don’t know where I’m going to fit my notes in and I’m going to fit them in so I get them to our attention what I want to do here.
Now over here in the Book of Genesis, we’re still there; Satan comes to Eve, that’s the spirit of Satan. You could call it an incarnation; I believe that would stand right up as Satan got in that beast without a doubt. [Genesis 3:]
(1) Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said (to) the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? (Now that’s exactly true.)
(2) And the woman said (to) the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
(3) But of the fruit of the tree…in the midst of the garden, God hath said, (You’ll) not eat of it, neither shall (you) touch it, lest (you) die.
(4) And the serpent said unto the woman, (You) shall not surely die:
(5) For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and (you will) be as gods, knowing good and evil.
(6) And…the woman saw…the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave…her husband (also) with her, and he did eat.
(7) And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
(8) And they heard the voice of God… (and so on.)
Now what I just want to look at here, I want to bring up a question. What did Eve know about the word ‘death’? There was no death in the land. The plants that Bro. Branham speaks of in a few pages over from here that the animals ate; they never died. They continued to grow, and I don’t believe that the animals or men and women, Adam and Eve when they ate, defecated. I believe the body energy consumed everything they ate and there was nothing left over that went in the mouth and then passed out through the draft. Everything was in perfect harmony and perfect shape I want to ask you a question. How could she even discuss the word ‘death’? There wasn’t any death.
26How would you like to be transported back to three hundred years back and then somebody say, “Well, if you don’t listen to me I won’t give you a television set?”
“What’s a television set?”
“Well, you know, it’s a thing that takes pictures out of the air that comes by vibrations based on electrical impulse.”
“What’s electrical impulse? Picture in the air?”
What did Eve know about death? I want to ask you a question. Well, I’ll tell you what she knew about death; she knew this that she was in a spirit body with her husband before she was ever in a physical body. So she knew you leave this physical body and go back to what you were. Now why am I saying this? Because I want to let you know something; I want you to know what I’ve been preaching all these years is a hundred percent with the Apostle Paul. “If there is no Resurrection even with Christ in this life, we are of all men most miserable.”
You say, “What is bad to going back to that body that they were in a spirit form?” Because that is not the ultimate of God! Let me tell you something, there’s something wrong with us, radically wrong. Bro. Branham…I’ve looked for it and I only found it last night without even looking for it, it’s in God of this Evil Age where Bro. Branham says, “That I was in Christ—speaking of ourselves—I was in Christ,” he said, “paying for my own sins. I was in Him waiting to be manifested for this hour.” All right.
27We did not know what lay back in there, bypassing the theophonic form but if we were truly in Christ and we were in God in the beginning, you could not and I could not be in the shape we’re in today. Now I’m not going to criticize and say we haven’t got anything, there’s just something wrong with us, with our revelation, because we should be just like those people with Bro. Branham who were beautiful. Ninety year old woman looked a sixteen year old girl in all her glory but she couldn’t eat, she couldn’t drink, she couldn’t till the soil, she just stood there and she said, “We’re resting.”
The only gladness we have being separated from our body is that we know we’re going to go back to it. Now that lets us know something that I’ve been preaching for years and I’m not grasping myself. Maybe, I’ve got to experience it first. I’m not going to fault myself but I’m not going to fault you. All I’m trying to do is to teach you something here. And to teach myself that this Resurrection is the greatest thing that ever has been or will be and when we make it, everything else is there for us and if we don’t make it that’s why Bro. Branham said, “Don’t, don’t, don’t, don’t miss it,” like a man fainting in his emotions concerning the subject.
28Now let’s look at this a little further. This devil came to her and he said, “Now, you know,” he said, “you’re going to know good from evil.” Now, let me read you something from the Hebrew. The word ‘evil’ comes from the word ‘rah’ and is 7451 in Strong’s Concordance which is a number that you can take with other students who use Strong’s Concordance as a basis, and look what they have found as a matter of research.
It’s ‘r-a-h’ and it comes from 7489 root which is ‘raw-ah’ which I will talk about shortly but in the meantime it means ‘bad’, ‘evil’ (naturally or morally), ‘adversity’, ‘affliction’, ‘bad’, ‘calamity’, ‘displeasure’, ‘distress’, ‘evil’, ‘evil-favouredness’, ‘evil-favored man’, ‘evil thing’, ‘exceedingly great’, ‘grief’, ‘harm’, ‘heavy’, ‘hurt’, ‘hurtful’, ‘ill’, ‘ill-favored’, ‘marked’, ‘mischief’, ‘mischievous’, ‘misery’, ‘naught’ —n-a-u-g-h-t— ‘bring to nothing’, ‘noisome’, ‘not pleasing’, ‘doesn’t please’, ‘sad’, ‘sorrow’, ‘sadly’—that means sad and sadly—’sore’, ‘sorrow’, ‘trouble’, ‘vex’, ‘wicked’, ‘wickedly’, ‘wickedness’, ‘wicked one’, ‘worse’, ‘worst’, ‘wretchedness’, ‘wrong’.
29Where do you find that in the Garden of Eden? Could the woman have really known what this meant? Where was any briar on the rosebush? I’m sure she didn’t eat potatoes? I know she didn’t; she ate fruit. And the fruit tree yielded, said, “Here, come and get me.” And if she felt too lazy which she would never feel lazy she’d say, “Drop in my hand.” It would drop in her hand. Because Bro. Branham said, “All you had to say was ‘tree, move here and tree, move there’.” So, what about it? Strange, isn’t it?
Now it comes from the word, the root word, 7489, which is ‘raw-ah’ a primary principle root, it means ‘to spoil’. So therefore, this thing of evil, literally tells you the possibility and power of something happening to what is really good and it doesn’t function that way anymore, something sets in.
Spoil literally by breaking to pieces, figuratively, to make, to be good for nothing. Physically, socially, and morally, afflict. Now watch! Listen carefully! Are you ready to turn over? I got just right time.
Now listen! Associate selves by mistake for 7462 which I’ll read to you shortly, ‘afflict’, ‘displease (be, bring, or do) evil (doer of evil) ‘entreat’—that’s in the wrong way. ‘To show self friendly by mistake’ for 7462; now you got two things here in this word ‘bad’, ‘evil’ you’ll know and you will make mistakes in it. Now listen! ‘To do harm’, ‘do hurt’, ‘behave self that would be in a wrong way’, illy(?), ‘indeed, ‘do mischief’, ‘punish’, ‘still’, ‘vex’, ‘(do) wicked’, ‘be worse’. You can turn over if you want it turned over. Go ahead. Is it? All right.
30Here is your number 7462 which is the word ‘good’. So now you mistake evil for good. This is the bad part of ‘bad’. This is the tough part of ‘evil’. Do you follow me? He said to her, “I’m going to take your mind over and everything is going to be just great.” Everything was great.
Now listen! The word ‘raw-ah’, notice how they sound alike, a primary root, a principle root, ‘to tend the flock’, ie. ‘to pasture it’; intransitive, ‘to graze’ (lit. or fig.); generally ‘to rule’; by extension ‘to associate (as a friend)’; ‘companion’, ‘keep company with’, also means ‘devour’, ‘eat up’, ‘evil entreat’, ‘feed’, (now notice how you’re getting the uses in there which I contend should not even be in there.) ‘make friendship with’, ‘herdman’, ‘keep…’
What I’m trying to show you here is what happened in the Garden of Eden. She was sold a bill of goods. And that bill of goods was where Satan had her too deceived to the extent that she could not possibly discern because she took his word and from that minute on the discernment was gone. They…she could not tell what really was right as pertaining to the power of God which was set in order with her and her husband over it. And that’s where the church went. The church lost its Headship, through the Headship of the Word. And now the first thing you’ll see from the Garden of Eden that Cain couldn’t tell the difference. He was completely blinded.
31Now listen! Abel could tell the difference but now he was on the spot because nature had conspired against him and he must now take the brunt of all of this out here that is under the thralldom of Satan. It’s a wrong power. It’s a wrong understanding of the true power and the true understanding. That’s why exactly Satan’s doing what he’s doing and confusing the church today that they’re worshipping God and they’re not worshipping God. Their association, therefore, is not with God, it is with Satan. They are not in the pastures of God; they’re in the pastures of Satan but they think they’re there.
Do you understand where it comes from? It comes right from the original Hebrew. Now the same people today think they’re going to be immortal. They say, “We’re God’s children. We spoke in tongues. We are God’s children.” And they say being God’s children, “Look at our lives are changed.” What has that got to do with it? What has your changed life got to do with it? You’re telling me that you were a hog and now you’re a sheep. You’re nuts! You were a sheep gone astray and a sheep gone astray can do every dirty thing a wolf or a dog or a hog or a sow can do. So don’t talk to me about your morals and how you changed.
32Let’s go to 1 John and talk about it. I’m not saying there’s no morals; don’t get me wrong and go out of here quoting me, and I’m going to slap you right down now. Listen to it. Let’s get the understanding here. [1 John 1:]
(5) This…is the message (then) we have heard of him, (says John,) and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
Now if you came out of Him there’s a speck of you that holds true to that because the seed is sown and it goes through a thousand stages, maybe, but at the end it will come back to being the exact seed that was sown. And if you’re a seed of God to begin with, it’s not your morals and those things that count; it’s are you a seed of God? Now let’s go further and find out if I’m telling the truth or a bunch of hogwash.
(6) If we say we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
Now here’s where you actions come in basic. You’ve been fooled on good and evil. You’re still in the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. You can’t tell where you’re from, or where you’re going, and where your associations are. I brought that out on pedigree. Begotten is lineage and pedigree. Now,
(7) But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us…
Now it tells you there all about it that if you are in Him and recognized in Him and full of the Holy Ghost and have the Word of God you will be in fellowship, you’ll walk in the light. And let me tell you something, brother/sister, if you weren’t doing some sin, what would you need the Blood for?
33If any man says he doesn’t sin; he’s a liar. What do you think you got an Intercessor for? Not some priest, not some church, but Jesus Christ the righteous. Now this is the end time where we know good from evil. This is the end time of discernment. We’ve been exercised to where we understand. And the understanding is this; if you are not one with that Word, I don’t care what you practice. But if you are one with the Word, you know what you begin to do? You begin to bring, come under your body, you know, hold your body right there and deny the lust of the flesh, the pride of life and the lust of the eye and all those things that belong out there with the devil and a wrong power.
They’ve taken religion out of the schools and prayer out of the schools and they’ve brought sex in under Colderone. Nothing but a cheap w-h-o-r-e, that’s all she is in spite of her education she’s even worse than that. If I was a scum bum scuzz I would sooner sleep with a prostitute that had AIDS than that woman. That’s how filthy she is because she brought it into the schools till the kids went home and practiced their homework. Why? Because your American politicians decided the church, Christianity, be kept out at arm’s length, the kids can’t pray, they can’t do a thing except enter into sin. They got the kids believing now ‘good’ is ‘evil’ and ‘evil’ is ‘good’.
34I told you how this fellow, he wrote…he calls himself ‘Karia’(?) you know, the red…the Red October Hunt, The Hunt for Red October, I guess that’s what they call it. He smokes. He said, “I can’t smoke but the government is going to protect the homosexual that brings AIDS and death to the community. I never killed a man by smoking yet.” A man shouldn’t smoke. But who brought this on the country? Who brought it? The churches, the churches.
A judge said many years ago, when he was deciding divorce cases, he said, “What are you doing here in my court? The church should be talking to you.” What are all these government programs we’re trying to help the needy people because the churches let down.
You got a perfect example in the Garden of Eden, Satan came right in and he said, now I’m going to tell you what he said, “Everything is perfect for you right now but…I’m going to make you real smart, you’ll know good and evil.”
“What does that mean?”
“Well,” he said, “don’t you understand there’s a negative and a positive? You’ll know all about it.”
“Well, what is good anyway? Well, I really don’t know.”
“Well, you see, you don’t know anything really, do you? Now when I get in there you’ll know good and evil.”
And she was a sucker because Satan already knew, he knew what is was to take the things of God and pervert them. He knew what it was to take the Word of God and pervert It and that’s exactly what you’re looking at today. And when we get back to the Tree of Life there isn’t any perversion; there’s a knowledge of the Son of God, of the faith, perfection has come and they’re the only people ready to walk to the Tree of Life.
35Let me tell you something, brother/sister, you don’t do that because you were a nice guy, and you don’t do it because you lived holy and you don’t do it because you refrained from women or from men and you didn’t smoke and you didn’t drink and you didn’t curse, you didn’t lie, you didn’t steal. You don’t do it because of those things, let me tell you flat. You do it for one reason, one reason only, because you were a part of Him, and when He appeared you knew you were a part and you understand the difference between Word… between what I’m trying to show you here, the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
36She learned how to take a power and use it wrong, as Bro. Branham said, “They would have come to sex.” You bet your sweet life they would have come to it. Now it’s destroying the world, homosexual and the whole bunch. Oops! Let me read you something. I keep it where the good things are which are hundred dollar bills. I like to kid people sometimes; I’m not kidding.
Here’s a study on what’s taking place in the university and here’s what the university found, the New England Medical…the New England Journal of Medicine. They sent women gynecologists to student centers at the universities. Now they’re sexually active and they do use condoms, at least some of them do, but they’re not…at least sixteen percent are total failures and how many use them in colleges. All right. Listen! Here’s what you find amongst women.
These women in college today have two to five partners total. They were forty percent in 1975. In 1986 forty-two percent of all college women have sex with two to five partners. In 1989 it was fifty-two percent. Six or more is twenty-two in ‘75. Twenty percent had six or more in 1986. Twenty-one in 1989.
And I read to you an article showing you by the law of mathematics that every time you have sex outside of marriage, and even now when you have it for the first time in marriage, you run it…you have actually had sex with really I think over, close to half a million people because it’s spread all around. Here’s the figures, but you see, we can change we’ve got good and evil. “Sex is still okay out of wedlock. Oh, you just take precautions.” Do they? Now look it, put your church in the picture I’m trying to tell you, she’s a woman. How many partners has the church been having sex with? Look at your picture and get the understanding. We’re at the end of time, brother/sister.
37Oh yeah, God’s pasture they think they’re in but you know the Bible, I just read it to you. A man planted a mustard seed which is the smallest of all seeds in all plants, it’s called the kingdom of heaven on earth at this period, and it covers the whole earth and the beasts come under it and the fowl birds rest in it and the Bible says that their last day church which is headed up by Rome and all the Protestants and all the whole world is a place of filthy cage of filthy birds. But they all say, “Isn’t this great?”
I told you years ago how Norman Grub, one of the truly great recognized outstanding Christians of the twentieth century, positively wrote, and he said, “The ecumenical move is the greatest move in two thousand years for the glory of God; the church is coming together.” Norman Grub was a brilliant man appearing before brilliant people. I want to ask you one question. Do you think Norman Grub could compete with Satan for being brilliant? Do you think maybe he didn’t leave the door wide open for Satan?
38Something’s wrong somewhere because this man was on the scene at that time and God was with him and it wasn’t done in a corner. You say, “Well, just a minute now, there ought to been some great big thing.”
What great big thing was there at the time of John the Baptist and Jesus Christ? And they turned it down though, didn’t they? How far outside of the borders did it go? It didn’t go at all because nobody wanted it. And yet Paul took it almost plumb around the world. And William Branham went around seven times. Come on, brother/sister. If you don’t know, you can’t understand that Bro. Branham unveiled the antichrist system and the true church and he unveiled Satan and he unveiled Christ and he put the two as twins that showed just what was going on, then I don’t know what I’m talking about. I’m just up here letting off steam and you’re being nice, while you’re actually being stupid, but you’re nice about it. It’s in here, it’s here today, and yet people are unconcerned about it. But you know what the Bible says? “It comes suddenly.”
 Look, when Jesus came, see, Satan was in that bunch of Jewish teachers, and rabbis and priests, …telling them to keep the law of Moses, when the very Word said that in that day the Son of man would be revealed, (the very Word said it, but they didn’t know when the Word was fulfilled that said it.)
And Jesus came and He said, “I’ve been anointed to open the eyes of the blind, to heal the sick, and to take the captive out.”
And they said, “Hey, that’s a cute kid that said that. Do you know they tell me He never had an instructor either in the Hebrew or the Aramaic? Where do you think that kid got that?” That’s all it was. “Oh,” they said, “those are gracious words. Isn’t he nice?”
Jesus said to that same bunch, “You are of your father, the devil,” he said, “I know you’re Abraham’s seed. You came from his loins. You can prove it and I know it and I can prove it for you if you can’t but,” he said, “I want you to know something, Abraham had a son by Hagar. He came from his loins, too. And all Abraham’s seed are not Abraham’s children.”
Do you know why? Because Abraham had a part of him missing, like Adam, he was separated, and Hagar wasn’t a part of it. Sarah was; that’s why Isaac had to come by Sarah. And he said, “You’re of your father the devil.” See?
40The Word at that hour said that he would reveal himself. That didn’t mean a thing to them. Just as long as they would keep…be religious and stay on the Law of Moses, that’s all they wanted. He was trying to tell them. See? He was trying to them, now listen, this Word is exactly right. And what was their answer? “The Word’s exactly right but you’re not the right man; this is not the hour.”
And today Israel is still looking for Messiah. Israel is a Christian nation because the word ‘Christos’ is Messiah, the anointed one. They don’t even know it, but it’s not Christian like we are, we understand that. “This isn’t the right person. This is not that person.” See how deceiving it is? That is that real day of deception. That’s what we’re talking about.
That’s what the devil said to Eve, “Hey look, what is all this stuff about dying? Don’t you know the Tree of Life stands right there? How are you going to die with the Tree of Life standing there?”
And people are baptized, anointed with the Holy Ghost, and think it’s the true baptism, they say, “Ha, listen, how could I not be one of them? I got the Tree of Life.” Fooled just exactly. And you know what they’re doing? They have turned the anointing into ‘bad’. Many will come in that day and say, “Lord, did we not cast out devils and prophecy in thy name and do this and that.”
He said, “No doubt about it but I never knew you. Depart from me, you that work iniquity.”
41Now do you see where we stand with this Word and why I’ve preached the Word within the framework of the Word? One day God’s going to dynamize this Word or my name ain’t Lee Vayle and I’m going plumb to hell I can tell you that because time after time It gets clearer and clearer and more deliberately real in understanding; God’s got to do something about His Word. If He doesn’t do it; He’s going to do it about somebody, I can tell you that. If Bill Branham does not come back from the dead, somebody’s going to come back from the dead. You bet your sweet life, you better believe it because something’s going to happen. Too much has happened already.
42Now he said, “That is that real day of deception.” And what is the real deception? When God uses a man because God has to use a man: God has to use a man, and they turned that person down, they said, “You’re not that person.” You know something? They say William Branham wasn’t that person. William Branham fooled the whole bunch by the very words of Almighty God, the Word of God said, “As John the Baptist foreran the first coming, so your message foreruns the second.” And that’s true. William Branham, himself as a person did not really forerun, and so the Word comes out and I admit I said it, and I know it’s still true. It could be John Doe, or Bill Buck or somebody else, the actual fact of the matter is, it is not the person that foreruns but it is the message. Now the next question comes; by whom comes the message? That lets the cat out of the bag. And then the person says, “Well, you see, it could have been somebody else.”
43Now you think the same about me up here. I’ll be honest with you, don’t you? You say, “Well, Bro. Vayle, you know you really didn’t have to bring this message, somebody else would.” I’m going to tell you something to your faces; you never would have got it because God ordained me. If He didn’t why am I doing it? That’s going to stumble some of you, you asked for it though because I’ve heard your whisperings. I’m not bitter about them; I’m just telling you. Why am I [not] someplace else? Do you think God is so stupid He can’t control His program that God cannot control what He wants, that God cannot control His church? Then you sit there and you think you’ve got it all?
Listen, I’ve got a few bucks here. Do you like money? I’ll write you a check for at least fifty thousand dollars. It won’t bounce. Not boasting. Here’s the microphone, stand up here now and tell these people in three and a half hours, I’ll give you six hours, I’ll sit here for eight hours and you tell them one half of what I’ve told you. I’m not boasting. I’m not mad at you or anything else, I’m just telling you, “Look, hey, you either believe in God around here or you don’t believe in God. You believe in sovereignty or you don’t believe in sovereignty. You either…major on a minor or you major on a major. I’ve never sold you down the river yet, and I’m not going to sell you down the river. But know you’re not going to sell me either. I’m ordained. I was ordained right in this pulpit and in this place and I bring that Word.”
Ah, ha, I rocked you, didn’t I? Because you think anybody could bring It, then God is a fool because He lied. That’s true. Hate to hurt you but I’m telling you the truth. I didn’t ask to bring this. I never asked to bring my thoughts sitting there. I don’t ask to bring any thoughts here.
44As far as I’m concerned I don’t have any but I look at that Word and I know what a prophet said, and he’s the one that told us they were in a spirit form, then God put them in the physical. And remember this, he also said, “There’ll come a day when you’ll realize the day you thought you were saved, you weren’t saved, you always were saved. You’ll realize, …positively, you didn’t even do it. How could a seed of God sin?”
What was it? Fooled into it; trapped into it. Now I may say something about you. You admit, Bro. Branham said, “I was meant to be in this pulpit, you meant to be in those pews. This morning you were meant to be here to hear this Word. You were meant to sit here and understand some things you never understood before. You were meant to have your passive faith built up which means I’m putting everything back on God knowing I’m a part of Him.” That’s where we’re going. If you can’t have that confidence in me; you’re never going to get off the ground. You’ll go start looking for somebody else and when you do it, you start hearing their tapes. And I hear some people’s tapes, I’ll sure give you permission to hear it and I’ll give you permission to hear anybody’s tapes just don’t come and ask me questions that’s raised on those tapes; I have enough problems of my own. Now you haven’t done it but I’m just saying it.
45Listen, let’s understand this, they said to Bro. Branham, “He is not the man.” And they’re going to say to you, and if they haven’t said to you, you are not the people, then let me tell you something, they’re going to… It’s got to happen to you or there’s something wrong with you. I can’t go anywhere and raise my voice hardly anyplace; they’ll look at me and say, “Who do you think you are?”
“Well, I’m not Jesus Christ and I’m not the devil. I’m a son of God and I know I am.”
“Why, I tell you what, you don’t look like it.”
“I never said I did.”
You say, “Well, you don’t even act like it.”
“Never said I did;” sheep gone astray. I want to tell you something, you’ll never get past the fact that Adam was that original first son of Almighty God made in human flesh to bring a race of God people on this earth by flesh, not talking of Jesus now, I’m talking about Adam. Now are you going to tell me that Adam who sold the human race into bondage was not a son of God? You’re going to tell me he’s not today a son of God? You’re going to say there’s one thing I know Adam won’t be there? Say, listen, you’re thinking just can’t get in the way, brother/sister, it better not get in the way. You got to get to the place where a tree has a single seed or a single root. Something’s wrong. See? That’s what Eve left…Eve left the cat out of the bag; I’d say she opened Pandora’s Box. You can’t do it. Jesus was that great One. Now every single son comes down in like order.
46Now it says here, Bro. Branham said,
 It has been, and now is, Satan establishing his kingdom…on earth. This is exactly why he’s doing it, for he wants to establish his own kingdom.
 As a businessman, that is not a Christian, he’ll work every scheme he can to make you see something the wrong way. If he’s got a…purpose and a personal gain in making you do that, making you see it that way, he’ll show you everything he can, …to keep you off…the truth of it, because he’s got a feeling only for himself. No matter how much he lies and cheats, and whatever more, he’s got personal gain.
 And that is why Satan has done this. And he has worked through the ministry to do it, (and he has worked through the ministry to do it, he has worked through the ministry to do it,) as God promised he would do.
47Now Satan’s own name is son of the morning. What’s he trying to tell you? [Bro. Vayle sings:] “In that great triumphant morning, when the dead in Christ shall rise...” Right? “Going to be there!” Are you? Satan’s got millions of people singing it. He’s got millions of people saying it. In fact he’s got over a billion people saying it. And the Catholic Church is no different than the Mohammandens. If you are a Mohammanden and need to kill somebody and do it; you got a first choice made in heaven, and all the wives you want after that. Heaven is just one big sexpot. I can just see the harem girls coming like a revolving door. Catholic Church, same junk, just a little different crap, that’s all. Same junk, they promise you anything, “Just do it my way, do it my way.” I promise you nothing. I can’t give you one thing. I can’t help you one way. I can stand here and preach, and if I’m not seed although I could tell you the whole truth, it won’t do me any good either. They promise it.
48Now what is Satan doing? Peter tells us. Now let me show you something at the end time. 2 Peter 2.
(1) But there were false prophets also among the people, (this is Moses in the Exodus) even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord (that’s been saying, “No,” to the Lord) that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
(2) And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth (is) …evil spoken of.
(3) And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, their damnation (slumbers) not.
Now just a minute, he’s speaking of the end time. He is speaking of the end time. Do you follow what I’m saying? Now listen to me. A while ago I brought to your attention that the sealed book remained sealed until the Redeemer stepped forward and at that time they crucified to themselves the Son of God afresh and he comes down here in the Pillar of Fire with the Word and they crucify the Word. Now do you understand what I am saying? Back there, there were prophets; today there are teachers who with feigned words make merchandise of you. But you can be bought this morning with the precious Word of God that has the life of the blood in it, or you can be bought by Satan through his words which are the very words of this Book perverted.
49Now don’t blame the Catholics now because the Catholics got the Bible, whereas they were commanded one time not to read the Bible, they are told to read the Bible. So all the Christians systems so-called has the Bible open. Now the point is my own Bible here is the Catholic’s Bible identical. I’m sure the Dewey version hasn’t changed this and sure the Knox translation hasn’t. I’ve got both of those. I got a third one, too, I think, plus about twenty some others, and all the books to make comparison. And you’ll find it says right in here, and it was under the black horse that merchandise was made of the people which was, “Hey, you belong to my church, you give to my church, you build my church, and you do this with the church and you’ve got it made.”
There’s two churches; one above, one below. There’s two Jerusalem’s; one above, one below. What are you patterned on? Jesus said, “Abraham believed me. He recognized me. I was with him back there. We were with Christ back there. Can we recognize Him today? I hope we can.
50Now listen! Let’s go to 1 John, and I got to quit because times running out. And I feel bad also for bauling you out, not really bauling you out but hey look, I get kind of tired, you know this bit, Lee Vayle’s a nice guy but he’s in the flesh and this and that. Look, if you don’t have any use for really the person you think I am, I would sooner you go someplace else because if you haven’t got confidence in this guy right here, then I’m not going to lay you an egg, and I’m not getting out of line, you better get yourself somebody who can satisfy you because all it’s going to do is make hurt feelings in the long run. Not necessarily mine because I’ve taken this for years and years and I’ve been in the ministry since twenty-two years of age that gives me fifty-two solid years.
But I want you to know this one thing, I have not laid anything on the line but the truth and if I did not belong here God would have got me out of here. And let me tell you what I meant when I said a long time ago, I said, “If I had to do things over again when we first had trouble way back, you know, never mind the second time, but the first time round,” I said, “if I were to do things over again I would not do what I did before. Let me tell you what I meant by that. I would have sold our house right here for thirty-five thousand dollars, lost twenty thousand and moved out.”
I would never change my stand for Christ and the Word of Christ. So don’t anybody expect me to let up now on anything because I’m going to get out of here and by the grace of God I’ve got to have everything in me pointing toward this Word because without It I am a mess. I have no hope unless there’s a life released in this Word. I can’t rely on William Branham for fifteen seconds. He’s gone. I got to rely on His Word that he gave vindicated, thereby rely on God.
51Now listen to what John says. I apologize but at the same time I’m taking nothing back because sometimes I say things that are a little bit rough and if they’re rough I’m sorry but I’m just going to tell you the truth and that’s all I can see. Listen, right here it says, in 1 John 4…
(2) Hereby (we) know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: (Now it tells you right there ‘is come in the flesh’, it doesn’t say ‘has come’, it says ‘is’. It’s talking right there now about a genuine baptism with the Holy Ghost.)
(3) And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus…is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is in the world.
Now already that spirit, that spirit was going to take away the true baptism with the Holy Ghost. And you know something? That’s exactly what the churches always done. It’s only the true baptism puts you into Christ and the church says, “Shake my hand. Come this way. Do this. Hear the other thing and you come in.” You don’t come in any other except by the baptism with the Holy Ghost where God acknowledges you as the son and He placed you as a son and He cannot do anything more than place you because you already are a son. Because you are son, God has given you the Holy Ghost, because you’re a seed.
52And they say, “Hey, no way,” that’s exactly why the priest have always given you a wafer and then drunk the wine. Then they go out staggering. Why you saw when John Kennedy’s is buried, look at the guy that drank so much he was literally pooped with his poison. Drinking, picking lagers of…flagons of… You don’t do that. Baptism… Listen, taking this communion does not signifying you’re receiving the Holy Ghost, it signifies before God you’re guilty of the blood of Jesus Christ if you’re not full of the Holy Ghost. There’s only one evidence; believing the Word. Come on! It’s the only thing, brother. I’m not saying…I say look, not trying to hurt a soul. That’s the end of it. Okay, our time’s up. I read it to you anyway. Now listen! [1 John 4]
(4) Ye are of God, little children, have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. (In other words, the Spirit of God’s in you. Now listen!)
(6) We are of God: (and) he that knoweth God heareth us; …
It tells you right there, there’s a way, there’s a way that you can know as it was back in the days of John; it’s the same thing today. And Bro. Branham said, “Under the Seven Seals, the Thunders came forth, the revelation of the true baptism with the Holy Ghost.” Here’s your picture. Let’s rise and be dismissed.
53 Heavenly Father, again we want to thank You for Your love and mercy to us, so many times, maybe, the people don’t think I love them but Lord God, if I don’t love them then that could be true but I do love your Word, at least in a measure. And I do love to see people believe that Word, and if I didn’t love them Lord, I wouldn’t be here preaching, I could be preaching someplace else, but I know Lord, You love me and You love them. We all love Your Word together and somehow we’ll all get this thing straightened out where all minds can become one where there can be a unified trust and an understanding, O God, because we believe there’s something greater than what we see in the land today. We believe Lord, there’s something in a…family of God that is rich, real, in a depth of an understanding and a power of God that’s to be loosed in the midst of the people to bring us into that genuine love and reality Father. That’s all we long for, we’ve seen the other, we’ve been part of the other, we’re demonstrating the other; doesn’t make us feel one bit good, just makes us realize all the more that the negative must come to the positive.
So Father in heaven, we just pray now that that we’ll not be slack as Bro. Branham knew we’d be slack which positively he told us we’d be doing things so engrossed in so many things that we wouldn’t be giving enough time for the Word. The Word which is the…conduit, which is the food and which is the life, even as we know that that we have to eat food in order to get our strength, our nourishment to keep this thing going, we know Lord, we got to have Word, the Word of life to keep our lives going. And we know, Father in heaven, that You’re helping us this hour but…
And we don’t want to be impatient but I’m a very impatient man in this respect, I recognize that. I’m not impatient, Lord, concerning revelation which You give because I think, maybe, I passed a couple of tests, not as I should have passed them, but a little bit, where I can wait and not be too impatient but Lord, I’ve been impatient all my life to come to a place where there is that walk in the Spirit of the evenness of that life Lord, which when we stand before people we don’t have to talk, our very lives can talk for us and when we do talk there is a real union, one is synergistic to the other because we know the life is there, and the walk is there, and the whole thing shows forth the holistic life which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Forgive us our sins, this morning Lord, and help those that aren’t saved to be truly born of the Spirit of God and many of us Lord, that are sort of wandering around, paddling as it were, our feet in the water, may we go Lord, to Ezekiel’s river flowing outside the Eastern Gate, launching until the water comes way past our waist, waters not just to swim in but across to the other side. Fill us Lord; we pray with the Word and the Word with the Holy Ghost in us those vessels, that’s what we really desire because that’s what we’re aiming for. Turn us right around Lord, when we need turning so that there’s a complete matching up as it should be.
Now we want to thank You again for Your kindness and mercy, the health You give us in all these things Lord, You’ve poured upon us. We’re very, very grateful, Father, and if we don’t seem grateful at times, please forgive us because we aren’t as grateful as we ought to be. This is the greatest day ever Lord, this is the most marvelous time of the ages and here we are and we…should be grateful. I’m learning a little bit Lord, to be a little happier than I once was about the age in which I live. I’m grateful Lord, that I can be a part of it in this respect, and I thank You for helping me to understand and by Your grace Lord, we’ll all understand and go on together to that great City which we claim as our mother and believe to be our mother. And now Father, dismiss us as we go; we ask these mercies in the Name of Jesus Christ for Your honor and glory, Amen.
‘Take the Name of Jesus with you.’