1 Shall we pray: Heavenly Father, we count it a great privilege to acknowledge Your Presence, knowing that It is a great mystery of the hour that the Lord Himself would descend from heaven with a Shout, with the Voice of the archangel, and the trump of God appearing and doing those things that are declared in the Word that would be done and have done them, and yet so many people did not see them because their eyes were blinded, they were obscured to It Lord. We know that’s also a part of the Word, even as the eyes of Israel were obscured and blinded that the Gentiles might come in, it sounds reversed. And we pray Lord, we may honor this hour tonight by the study of Your Word which we believe is given us by a vindicated prophet to say It, to teach It, to believe It, and where those places are we can live It, may It be lived, in Jesus’ Name, we pray. Amen. You may be seated.

Now we’re on number 18 of Satan’s Eden and in Satan’s Eden, number 17, and also in 16, but more particularly in 17, we noticed that Adam and Eve and consequently the entire Adamic race or the human flesh children of God fell from a relationship of worship by communion and fellowship in the affairs of the Kingdom of God on earth, to a worship no longer primarily of Father and children, but becoming God and His subjects which would put them in a position more of servants, rather than in a family recognized situation.

Now it was no longer the Father/Son concept without restraints, wherein the children and the Father approached the future ages together in a open rule over the cosmos of God, rather God became veiled to them and open rapport vanished. Fear constantly stalked them even in worship for God was no longer face to face with His children. But notice carefully and notice emphatically, God did not change from Father with all His Father attributes but it was sin that had brought a separation and consequently the consequences.

2Now in Isaiah 59 we read…

(1) Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: (Now this is stating a basic principle of the attitude of Almighty God according to His characteristics and His own innate outworking, and the premise is set there as it was set in Eden. The Father relationship was there. What happened?)

(2) But your iniquities (your iniquities) have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

So you can see a relationship that was in the beginning of such a marvelous association, deteriorated through the disobedience which came through the enemy.

3Now several times you’ve noticed that I have read Rom 1:18-32, and every time I associated that with the time just before the flood or some terrible cataclysm of the judgment of Almighty God. But tonight let’s read it and take it right back to the Garden. Now it says here.

(18) For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold (back) the truth in unrighteousness;

(19) Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

(20) For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so…they are without excuse:

(21) Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their (reasonings) and their foolish heart was darkened.

(22) Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, (In other words, professing themselves to be sophists, like philosophers.)

(23) And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

Now you’ll notice in there that they had a very definitive revelation and a rapport with God and they did not hold the truth in righteousness which actually means they did not hold it the way that God gave it to them and revealed it to them and they knew so much about God from the pristine purity of the original creation.

4Always used to wonder why it was that you’ll find in the Bible God demanded the people love Him, but it never said one word about God loving the people. You won’t find that previous to the fact that God demanded love. And I pondered it and I came to the conclusion that everything was so propitiously outworked for their good, such as everything was there even before they called, He put them in this marvelous Garden of Eden which was merely the prime paradise of the whole earth which was one series of paradises which no doubt started out of this world.

We cannot visualize what was there, as you know number one, but as it begin to ascend in a crescendo toward the scale of Eden, Eden must have been as literally as lovely as God Himself would be if you begin to look into Him and know Him for what He is and what He actually produced by His production. So therefore, there was no reason they could ever say that God did not love us. Everything was there and you can see such a mark down in quality today and still marvel at the intrinsic and manifested beauty of nature as to realize what was there in the very beginning.

5And you notice what happened there, God showed them these things, even the invisible things of God were visible to them and though it is true that God must have come down in the Pillar of Fire and talked with them, as it said God would visit in the evening hour. And it says, [Romans 1:]

(21) (But they did not glorify him,) neither were thankful; but became vain in their (reasonings) and (thereby the) foolish heart was darkened.

(22) (And) professing themselves wise, they…

(23) …changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds,

And what it is telling you in plain English; they turned from the God to the god which was the serpent which was just like a man. That’s what they did. Now you can say what you want but you’re wrong if you say different. Right away they got to a false relationship and to a false worship. It started right there in the Garden of Eden. Now let’s keep on going.

(24) Wherefore God gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own (heart), to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: (Now that goes right down to the sodomite condition of the world.)

(25) Who changed the truth of God into a lie, (the lie is what it is) and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever.

6Now you notice the serving of nature started in the Garden of Eden as the sentence that the earth will not bring forth unto you the good of the earth without the briars and the thorns and man shall now rend his food from the soil by toil and agony. That’s what It says. And so you see they began to serve nature. And the serving of nature back there gave way to people not having an understanding of the superior forces of nature so they began attributing gods to all those various forces out there until they even made gods of stone and trees and every vile thing under high heaven. And so because of this very thing you will notice their disaffection with God, their idolatry—now watch carefully! [Romans 1:]

(26) (Because of idolatry)…God gave them up (to) vile affections: (the) women did change (their) natural use into that which is against nature: (They became, well, they became lesbians and the men became homosexual.)

(27) And (they) burned in their lust one toward another; (and they received) in themselves that recompence of their error (what) was meet.

Now what are we telling you here? We’re telling you that because as it was in the days of Lot, it’s the same today. They were given over to idolatry. Now listen to me! The world does not believe in idolatry; that is a lie from the pit of hell. They do! The Mohammandens preach one God, Allah. The Lord God of Moses. Now they’re all completely messed up in their doctrine, you know, and Buddha, she was the mother of Buddha bore him from her right side or somewhere, not sex and all that kind of junk, you know. It’s…and so the world today now thinks it’s rid of idolatry. That is a lie because idolatry brings forth homosexuality.

7Now, let’s understand I’ve read you articles and I’ve presented articles, and we’ve talked about AIDS. And we say now look, AIDS no doubt is a retro virus and it is. And AIDS could well have come from these vaccines, like the Salk vaccine, and the vaccine for small pox, and all of these things. And we know that it has caused chaos because it breaks down and ruins the immune system, but according to the Bible AIDS comes from sex. It doesn’t come from these other viruses. Now evidently the breaking down of the tissue, especially in men, from the lower colon, because they’re sodomites, opens up the body to develop AIDS. Now you can say what you want, you can either believe the Word of God, or be a smarty pants, sophist, and end up an idolatrous. I don’t care; I preach tough. When I see something in the Word, I hang to it. I’m not interested.

8People tell you, “Don’t eat salt,” the Bible says, “Salt is good,” so who cares about people who say don’t eat salt. They say, “Don’t eat butter;” the Bible says, “Eat butter.” It’s got good cholesterol. Fry your eggs in it. You’re not going to die. It’s all in your brain up here. My wife is more nervous than I am because I blare mine out; she doesn’t. I don’t have…we eat the same, I don’t have any cholesterol at all; she’s got the problem. So don’t be stupid. I don’t consider you are, I consider you very intelligent people. I know I’m not…I don’t think I’m so dumb myself, so I’m not wasting my time. All right.

9Now it says here,

(28) And even…they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things (that) are not convenient;

And out of this comes all manner of filth and degradation. Now you notice it started in the Garden of Eden. They listened to the creature. Their god was literally a man, so close to a man that the seed could mingle. This is where you got all your problems. The serpent took the place of God in the Garden of Eden. And later they degraded to such an extent they worshipped calves as in the doctrine of Baal, the golden calves.

And as Bro. Branham said, “The church has since then it’s been a golden calf scheme.” Only sometimes the calf doesn’t produce too good, like Oral Roberts. He had to sell his hospital to the Methodists, after God held him ransom for nine million dollars, it seems like He should have held him ransom for twenty-nine million. I don’t know. Did you ever hear of such nonsense? Now this is a smart man with a university degree talking. PhD means piled higher and deeper.

10Now as I said, God as Father did not change but instead of face to face it is a relationship of worship and communion by faith. Now let’s go to the Book of Revelation, and see what, I beg your pardon, Hebrews and see it’s the same God, He doesn’t change, the relationship is there but it’s on a different basis, and therefore, it is more difficult to assume it by faith and to regulate it by the same faith in the Word. Do you understand what I said? All right. Hebrews 12…

(9) Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?

Well, let’s find out about the Father of spirits. Who is He anyway? James 1…

(16) Do not err, my beloved brethren.

(17) Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, (nor) shadow of turning.

He tells you right there the Father of light is a designated person called God who does not have any change within Him and His designation is by Himself which is Word, and the entrance of Thy Word giveth light. So therefore, we’re talking a God of spirits, is a God of light. And therefore, we are children of the Word the same as were Adam and Eve. And you can see the minute they left the Word, they degraded their position and became physically, a children, apart from the Word but they couldn’t change the fact of their generic or their beginnings, their generic beginnings.

11Now with that we go to the Book of Romans, the 8th chapter, and you will notice in there about us and our relationship to Almighty God and His love, even though it seems to have petered out in the Garden.

(35) Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, famine, nakedness, peril, or sword?

(36) As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

(37) Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

(38) For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

(39) Nor height, nor depth, nor any (creation), shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Now that’s an absolute statement of fact. It seems that that is not apparently so by what we see going on in the universe, but in spite of what we see in the universe this love remains unflexible. It cannot be changed. It cannot be denied but the children of God must now take it by faith. They cannot take it by face value because you’re no more face to face with God, and the values of your senses are based entirely upon the physical and they would make the Word of God a lie. This is a faith proposition.

12With this now we go to 1 Corinthians, the 13th chapter, and you will notice….

(8) (Love) never (fails): whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; tongues, shall cease; (and) knowledge, shall vanish away.

(9) For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.

(10) But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.

Now the Garden of Eden was not a perfect revelation. It was there perfect in what they saw and what they had, but when we’re talking about the word ‘perfection’ we’re talking about ‘completion’. And too late they learned about immortality. Had they known the full scope which they should have known by the very fact of what was present, they would have known about immortality. And so it slipped their grasp. Now notice what it says,

(9) …we know in part, and we prophesy in part.

(10) But when that which is perfect is come, (when the entirety shall come) then that which is in part shall be done away.

(11) When I was a child, I (spoke) as a child, I understood as a child, thought as a child: when I became a man, I put away childish things. (Adam and Eve never developed. They did not give themselves a chance.)

(12) For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I (be known) even as I (also) am known.

(13) And now abideth faith, hope, (and love); but the greatest of these is (love).

13Now what is it telling you? It’s telling you there’s coming a time when the relationship which was stopped in the Garden of Eden shall be positively renewed and shall come forth in the perfection of what was there in the seed in the beginning and must now come to maturity at some day, 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.

Notice the placing is now no longer on children but a mature adult body which can match, which can match the Body of the Lord Jesus Christ because Eve was given as a help-meet to Adam and the word ‘help-meet’ does not mean she’s going to help him or as one person…factiously said, “God did not give Adam a help-eat, he gave him a help-meet,” and that person missed the point in his little joke, because the word ‘help’ means ‘a person like him’, one of the same species. So now here you are, the help-meet of Christ is the Bride. And she is not only identified with Him as though He were simply standing there in a glory which she shared, she is literally of the same substance He is and in the entire glory because they are one for she came from Him. That is the only difference; she is a step-down that is in authority and magnitude, but as to essentiality, there is no difference.

(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. (Now this is talking of the Pillar of Fire over the throne of which this Lamb is the head of the Bride, New Jerusalem.)

(4) And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; there (will) be no more death, (no more) 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, 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.

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

14Notice, the sonship is restored in the union of Christ and His Bride so it is purely a family relationship once more when everyone is singing and rejoicing like little kids playing around the maypole with the same innocent indulgence. Not in the folly of youth but in the glory of vitality which comes from God. Now you see Satan started this by the beast appearing as an angel of light. What did he start? He started this business of people getting into a false worship, and getting away from the sonship principle.

We’re going to watch this because it’s very, very stunning. You see Satan started this by the beast appearing as an angel of light, a messenger of light, or a messenger of the Word. He turned the truth of God into a lie, as Bro. Branham said, “One Word off this message becomes death.”

Satan said in his heart, “I will ascend into heaven. I will be like the Most High.”

Eve foolishly believed Satan’s own heart and she said, “I will be as God, knowing good and evil.” Are you getting the drift?

Satan said, “I am going to be like God. In fact I’m going to be bigger than God.”

And Eve said, “Hey, I’m going to be like God. I’m going to be bigger than God.” Do you realize that right there she denied her sonship? The Fatherhood of God? For if Adam was a son of God, she already was a god the same as Adam was. She denied the sonship of Adam and herself. Get thinking. What does it mean to you and me?

15If she had no problem doing that in the Garden of Eden, let me suggest that you and I have a real problem admitting we are sons and daughters of God. This is why it says in Philippians [2],

(5) Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

(6) Who, thought it not (a prize to be grasped and retained) to be equal with God:

(7) But made himself of no reputation, and took upon (himself) the form of a (man),

That says the same thing, let you and me have the same understanding that we came from God also, and we’re denied the privileges of Jesus Christ because we were…He was the only begotten Son and we were one, He was one of One, and we are one of millions. And so therefore, in this lowly estate, this body of mortality, this body of sin, this body of degradation, this body of clay, this body of humility, this body which we hate because it causes us problems, even good and clean decent feelings vanish away, health leaves us. It’s a problem. We must not deny our sonship in Christ Jesus our Lord. Eve started it.

16Just to be His children was not enough. She was going to make something of herself. You know you’re not stupid. By the number of years, you know what I’m thinking, you can’t tell already what I’m thinking about, let every member know his place and don’t think he’s bigger and better than what he is and don’t try to be somebody you’re not. You haven’t learned from Lee Vayle at all, and I’m a little ashamed of you. I’m not nasty; I’m just trying to tell you the truth. By now you should read me like a book after all these years.

Just to be His children was not enough; she was going to make something of herself. She was going to improve on herself. Yeah, oh, so she knew God was leading her even. She got in competition with God. It was not enough to be the child. She wanted to be God though you could never convince her that that is what she wanted. Church, come on. Where are denominations today and why? Just notice, she foolishly allied herself with Satan.

17Satan, in Ezekiel, chapter 28:

(12) Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.

Now if over here in the first verses he talks of the King of Tyre, see, talking of the big one there, getting in here now to the prince which is the son, a manifestation of the headship. See, no first of all he talks about the son, then he talks about the king, I beg your pardon, reversing it. Now the son is the manifestation of the king and the king is...typing Satan because he’s the progenitor of this world system.

(12) …Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, perfect in beauty.

(13) Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; (that’s got to be Satan) every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, diamond, beryl, onyx, (there’s your ephod, there’s your breastplate, see, he’s acting as the high priest there, as the mediator) the carbuncle, (the) gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets …thy pipes was prepared in the day that thou wast created.

(14) Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain (you) walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. (Now watch!)

(15) (You were) perfect in (your) ways from the day (you were) created, till iniquity was found in (you).

18Notice how perfect that was until that flaw came forward by an act of the mind by the conflict of the Word. Isaiah, chapter 14:

(12) How art thou fallen from heaven, Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

(13) For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit…upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:

(14) I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
And that’s exactly what Eve said and she types the church. Now if you deny that you still don’t have a clue to what is going on in this age. You just don’t. All right.

19We can see here that the die is cast. Satan wants control over God’s family. Now listen! He doesn’t and he won’t desire the role of father. He denies that. He wants the role of God. But none the less he gets the role of father because he is a father. Over in 1 John 3, we’ll go there first, and you’re going to find that all the fundamentalists, even the Pentecostals, and…listen; I don’t care two bits for the Pentecostals because I was one of them. Many years of my life I lay there amongst the chaff. ...

Notice:

(10) In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: (the devil’s got children.) whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.

(11) For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, (you) love one another.

(12) Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, his brother’s righteous.

(13) Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.

So Cain was of the world. Cain was of his father the devil. He wasn’t the son of Adam and Eve, or he’d have to be a son of God. It’s that simple. So where did the seed come from? It had to come from the beast. There’s only one place, the serpent. He wasn’t a big four-footed or slimy creeping thing. He just looked just like a man and the seed could mingle. He was tall. He was handsome and a far greater man than Adam. The human race was not meant to be large and heavy and tall. It’s not true. The human race is much smaller, getting rid of their back problems. The taller the back, the rougher your problems get. We weren’t meant to be giants. Giants came why? When the serpent race interbred with the human race because the human race got too sexy for its own good: the men began desiring them, the beautiful women that came out of the serpent race.

20If you don’t believe it go over to John 8 and see what Jesus said. Do you think He was lying?

(44) Ye are of your father the devil, the lusts of your father (you) will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he (speaks) a lie, he (speaks) of (himself): he is a liar, and the father of it. (That’s right.)

(38) (Jesus said up above there,) I speak that which I have seen with my Father: (you) do that which (you) have seen with your father.

(39) They said, Abraham is our father. (Why, He said,) If (you) were Abraham’s children, (he said, you) would (believe me)…

(40) (Because) now (you want) to kill me,

(41) (You) do the deeds of your father. (Notice what they said,) Then they (said), We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.

Now look it, Abraham had two children, and the one by Hagar was not by fornication. She was his wife. He took her to wife. There’s only one place in the Bible you’re going to find fornication. That’s back in the Garden of Eden. You trace it back there in Cain, was the son by fornication. Satan is the father and he wants to be God of all. He is the reverse of God. He is a father and he wants to be God. God is God and He wants to be a Father. Even Jesus said when you pray say, “Our Father which art in heaven, thy kingdom come.” He didn’t say, “God in heaven, your kingdom come.” He said, “Our Father which is in heaven.” The Bible said, “The devil is the prince of the power of this air.” One fellow many years ago said, “You better be careful when you pray; ‘Our Father’, because you could be praying to the devil.” That’s exactly true. There’s a truth there.

21Now, Satan still denies his fatherhood. He won’t unveil himself to that but he’s the father of lies, and the father of liars and he gets the worship of the world. You know today the world does not believe in serpent seed. You know back in the days of Jesus Christ, the people after the man was wonderfully healed, born blind, they said, “Is this not the Son of God; is this not the Son of David? And the Jews said, “No, this is that other fellow.” So they put the serpent seed in flesh with the seed of God, the seed of the woman in flesh.

Now today you’ll notice that people won’t have that. Why the Jews made it a spirit. They wouldn’t have the Son of David there. They wouldn’t do it. They said, “No, this is not the one in flesh. Don’t give us that nonsense. We deal in the spirit.” Now in this age, they make Jesus the man, but they make the serpent seed a spirit. This fellow that started the way you know, Vic W…?.... I knew Vic very, very well, knew him for years. He came to the conclusion everybody’s serpent seed who rejects Jesus Christ. That’s a lie. You’re serpent seed from the one you’re born from. You either came from God, you had representation there or you came from the other place. It’s just that simple, from the animal world.

Why listen, don’t you understand this categorically that if you are going to look to God as your Maker, you have to understand your body was fashioned out of the clay? Now Satan cannot do that. So he simply slipped into…used an animal. That’s all. That came out of the clay. And the clay mingled. That’s all. And you get spirits just the same as God, by His Spirit can come into people’s lives, and anoint them with His own Holy Spirit; Satan can anoint people with his spirit. Okay.

22Let’s go to 2 Thessalonians, and see what Bro. Branham was referring to there. And he said in 2 Thessalonians, the 2nd chapter…

(3) Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

(4) Who opposeth and (exalts) himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; (Now notice, he’s going to get the drop on every single thing whether it be those who have some concept of God, even the Jews, to even those in the most ridiculous humanistic or animalistic worship that there is on earth. Whether you’re a nature worshipper or humanistic, whatever you are, he’s going to get a corner on all of them, and make them come into line.) so that he as God (sits) in the temple of God, shewing himself (or declaring himself) that he is God.

(5) Remember not, when I was with you, I told you these things?

(6) And now ye know what (hinders or withholds will) …be revealed in his time.

(In other words, it cannot come to pass until the hindering force, and what is that force? It is a spirit because that is what Paul said. What spirit is it? The Spirit of God, as in Eph 1:17.

(8) (Now it’s working, then after that) …shall that Wicked be revealed,

Now notice you’ll find two faces of revelation. One is where Paul admits he told them exactly what to look for, the second is when the person himself is there and manifests himself. One is a spiritual revelation; the other is a physical manifestation of self revelation. The devil says, “Here I sit. I am God to the universe.” And he’s going to sit right in the Church of Rome, and no doubt, he’ll leave Rome to sit right in Jerusalem. Say, “I’m taking over the whole world.” And that will be the abomination of desolation without a bit…without a bit of trouble understanding that. [2 Thessalonians 2:]

(8) …then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and destroy with the brightness of his coming:

(9) Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

(10) And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

It tells you right here at the time before the antichrist takes over, the truth of God must somehow come to the people, and they turn It down. They crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh exactly as it says in Hebrews 6.

(11) And for this cause God (will) send them (the) strong delusion, that they should believe (the) lie: (And what is the lie? You shall not surely die.)

(12) That they all might be (judged and condemned) who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

23Now let’s go back and find out what in the world that truth is if you don’t know it, you can find out it tells you right here in the 1st chapter of the same book, and it says here, [2 Thessalonians 1:]

(9) Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;

(10) When he shall (have) come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) that day.

It tells you right there, that what Paul said back there must be re-revealed in this hour because that is that truth. And by believing what Paul said which, of course, is 1 Th 4:16, the people will be able to escape it.

24Now let’s go back again and compare this to John 8. We’re reading what John says…what Jesus says in John. And I read it a little bit over here beginning in verse 37, he said,

(37) (But) I know that (you) are Abraham’s seed; but (you) seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.

There’s something wrong then with these people’s souls. They’ve got souls but there’s no place for the Word. Now remember, the serpent had a place for a soul, but no soul. So he gets a hybrid soul. And as he…and that soul is animalistic because it has no place for the Word. Animals go by instinct. They don’t go by Word. So these are brute beasts that follow their passions. And that’s all you have.

(38) I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and (you) do that which (you) have seen with your father. (Now there’s two fathers. The God of heaven and Satan because he said, “I’ll be just like God.”)

(39) They said, Abraham is our father. (“Well,” he said, “If Abraham was your father you would have the truth which you turned down.”)

25Now you can see the ecumenical council. The ecumenical council comes in, in 2 Thessalonians 2:

(4) Who opposeth 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.

“Which means there is one God, there is one Father, there is one human race; we may be trying to get there by different ways but it’s perfectly okay, come on in, everybody’s welcome.” So the Word of God goes completely out the door, there is nothing left.

26So let’s go back to the Book of Hosea, and see what he has to say about this hour. Hosea, of course, that’s…I think that comes just before Joel, if I can possibly turn to it after Daniel. Okay, Hosea 4:

(1) Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: (now Israel is divided into Judea and Israel, the division is there. Now,) for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.

(2) By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.

(3) Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, (and) the (beast) of the field, and…the fowls of heaven; yea, the (fish) of the sea shall (also) be taken away.

Now I want to ask you a question. When did that ever happen in history? It didn’t. So it’s still got to happen. Now you tell me when the waters have been so polluted except in this hour that the fish have all been dying. You can’t do it because there’s no history for it. You simply cannot put this any place but in Joel, at the time of the former rain.

In other words, you’re parallel of Scripture, good and evil, side by side, the climax of the Word to the climax of anti-Word, the climax of righteousness to the climax of unrighteousness, the climax of truth to the climax of the lie, to the climax of the catching away to the climax of the staying here and burning.

(4) Yet let no man strive, nor reprove another: for thy people are as they that strive with the priest. [Bro. Vayle tsks.]

(5) Therefore shalt thou fall in the day, and the prophet shall (also) fall with thee in the night, and I will destroy thy mother.

27Now, hah, he’s talking about mother. Who in the name of heaven is the mother to Israel? See, you’re getting mixed signals here. What you’re getting what most people don’t realize that this is essentially to the Gentiles but Israel is always included because the Catholic Church is everywhere and the Jews are everywhere and there’s nobody else that is. You still got Jews in Palestinian lands, land run by Arabs. I bet you right now tonight, there is so many Jews over there in Egypt and different places; you hardly shake a stick at them. There’s no place they’re not, there’s no place that Rome isn’t. There’s no place where the church isn’t.

(6) My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou has rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

Now he’s talking about a people who are playing priest. And he’s talking about the fact there’s supposed to be priest to God and they have children.

(7) As they were increased, so they (have) sinned against me: (therefore) I (will) change their glory into shame.

28All right now, their glory to shame. What’s turned into shame? You have a sexual connotation here, there’s nothing you can do about it because this is what we read in Romans. [Hosea 4:]

(8) They eat up the sin of my people, they set their heart on their iniquity.

(9) And there shall be, like people, like priest: and I will punish them for their ways, and reward them (for) their (doing).

(10) For they shall eat, and not have enough: they shall commit whoredom, (Old mother harlot with all her daughter harlots) and shall not increase: because they have left off to take heed to the LORD.

(11) Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the heart. (Now that’s exactly what the Book of Revelation says.)

(12) My people ask counsel at their stocks, and their staff declareth unto them: for the spirit of whoredoms hath caused them to err, and they have gone awhoring from under their God. (Now you know what that refers to? That is a spiritual idolatry.)

(13) They sacrifice upon the tops of the mountains, and burn incense upon the hills, (Now you show me a Catholic Church that doesn’t have the high places?) under oaks and poplars and elms, (and you can get there with the Hindus, the Buddhists and the whole bunch; they also got their banyan trees and the whole bunch.) because the shadow thereof is good: therefore your daughters shall commit whoredom, and your spouses shall commit adultery.

In other words, it’s a very good thing to belong to the church. In fact if you don’t belong to the church at the end time, you can’t have any food or clothing or shelter or anything else. Just as the Catholic church and the Protestants have bought the souls of people, they’re going to the same thing at the end. You see, we’re all winding down.

(14) I will not punish your daughters when they commit whoredoms, nor your spouses when they commit adultery: for themselves are separated with whores, and they sacrifice with (the) harlots: therefore the people that doth not understand shall fall.

(15) Though thou, Israel, play the harlot, yet let not Judah offend; (See there’s a difference now, you can talk now about the church and the Bride,) and come ye (not) unto Gilgal, neither go up to Beth- aven, nor swear, The LORD liveth.

(16) For Israel slideth back as a backsliding heifer: (now once you come out of Babylon, don’t ever go back) now the LORD will feed them as a lamb in a large place.

(17) Ephraim is joined to idols: let him alone.

29Now remember that’s when Polycarp went to Rome to take of the Catholic Church away from the idolatry it got into and a voice from heaven thundered, “Let them alone, let her alone, she is joined to her idols.” And Polycarp went to Rome, and did everything he could to stop the Roman Catholic church from going into the present condition she is now in and he could not stop her. And she is the first organized church, the mother of harlots. And she’s the only church sitting upon seven hills, and she’s the only person that has a man that stands there as God forgiving people, she’s got the only priesthood, but the church is raising up children. And the Protestants have all flocked back to her. Satan is controlling the churches. This is where you see the whole thing as Bro. Branham taught us.

30Now we’re going to go to page 10, and we’re going to look at paragraph 37. [60]

[60] Now, Satan, by this fall, of Adam and Eve, …has taken over and possessed the garden of Eden, himself. He took it over. And…he has had six thousand years of deceitful rule; deceiving the people, God’s children, as he did then. (Now remember, their deception does not make them less a child of God but their position is far less than it should be because of what they are based upon what God is.) Because, they were based on free moral agency, to act any way they wished to. And believing that they would act right, or trusting they would act right, then they…came with the wrong act, and sold their birthright, as Esau did, for the world. And Satan won it, and…took it over. …he’s had six thousand years to build up his Eden, as God had six thousand years to bring His Eden to a close. And by deceit…of the Word, …the people, now established his own Eden on…earth, in sin.

So Bro. Branham is telling us at this particular time, “Satan’s Eden is ready to receive its king which is Satan himself. It’s right to the end.” In other words, it started in deception. It was the prime deception at that time. “Listen Eve, everything is fine. Look,” he said, “you’ve been cheated because you should be as God. In fact you could pull a march on God. You could be put me right up there. Exalt yourself.” And so she did it. Paragraph 38 [61].

[61] God’s Eden was established in righteousness. (All right, what was established in righteousness? It was God who put everything in perfect order with a perfect Word, and everything was exactly the way it should be.) Satan’s Eden is established in sin,…

31And what is sin? It is unbelief. You say, “Well, you think by now Satan would believe God’s Word.” This is impossible. History shows you he’s never believed the Word. He’s always thought he could circumvent It. When you really believe the Word of God, you won’t try to circumvent It; you won’t try to live apart from It. You’ll say, “This is It,” and that’s where righteousness comes in.

[61] … God is righteousness, and God’s kingdom was established in righteousness, and peace, and Life. (Sure it was.) And Satan’s was…in sin, even…religious sin.

Isn’t that exactly what happened with Cain and Abel? And wasn’t that what Satan was pulling off? Sure it was. See? Satan’s kingdom is established in sin, even as with Cain who did not believe. Now what does it say at the end time? It says, because of their unbelief of the truth at the end time, whatever that truth is; they’re going to believe the lie. And then when they do that Satan’s kingdom goes into its final establishment, because that’s the time the Bride gets out of here, she’s gone, and the world is right in the hands of the wicked one. Now notice, it’s established in religious sin, not Communism, nor rejection, not atheism, no, not Communism, but religious sin. In other words, it would be very close to the Bible, very close.

32[62] Notice how he deceived, it in deception, as he said he would.

33Now there’s a little verse in Ephesians over here, the 5th chapter of Ephesians, …and I want you to notice the language. It says here,

(6) Let no man deceive you with vain words.

Well, deceit is a vain word. He says, “I love you.” He’s a liar; it’s a vain word. “Hey, these bonds are going to bring in big money.” He’s a liar. They’re vain words. So it said, “Deceived by vain words”, that sounds like a redundancy. Now Bro. Branham does the same thing: “Deceived it by a deception.” What it is, is a double emphasis to make you understand, hey, this is tricky. These words are vain.

Satan said to Eve, “Hey, you can be like God.” She already was like God; she was a daughter of God. He deceived her right there concerning who she was. Satan has deceived the church. The people cannot believe they’re sons and daughters of God. The very first lie pulled in Eden was, “Hey, you’re really not sons and daughters of God.”

34That’s why Bro. Branham becomes the perfect fool and theological jackass when he said, “You’ll realize one day, the day you thought you were saved; you always were saved.” How does a part of God get into sin? Never did. What’s the Resurrection all about? Your bodies. Your soul either has eternal life or it’s going to be destroyed, period. Always had it. “My sheep hear My voice,” My children know. You couldn’t be my children unless you had my life in you by sexual act, there’s no way. How in the world could I have a child, you have a child that’s a child of God unless we came from Adam? Never mind the one lump of clay; we’ll talk about that sometime. Don’t worry about it; we’ll get to it as we go along here.

35Now, he’s talking here. They deceived the people. He said, “I want to quote from Isaiah 14.” This is the very beginning.

[62] How art thou fallen from heaven, …O Lucifer, son of the morning! (How are you fallen?) how are you cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
For thou hast said in thy heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars (that is the sons), (of God, I’ll be above them. Said, “I’m going to take over the sons of God. …I don’t want my own sons; I want these sons.”) …I will sit…upon the mount of the congregation,... the side of the north:
And I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; and I will be like the most High.

Do you know that Satan is the cause of all…adultery, and all divorce and all re-marriages that are wrong? He said, “I’m going to be above the sons of God. I’m going to take over the Bride. I’m going to take over the wife of Jehovah.” Lying adulterer; there’s where your marriage and divorce came from. It came from that way back there; messed right up in the Garden of Eden. “I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.”

36Now notice in here he’s called the son of the morning. In other words, he was right up there by creation with Jesus Christ, side by side with Him. Satan stood there and Christ in the form of Michael stood there. Absolutely, sure! Now always it was Satan’s word against God’s Word. And Satan doesn’t have a word; he only perverts the Word that’s there, just like he perverts out here. So therefore, we see in Satan, you see in Satan a perversion, he’s the disobedient one.

Now notice here it said, Satan said, “I’m going to ascend up into heaven.” Now when he came down and talked to Eve, which is a type of the Bride, the woman typing the church, and this is the true church that fell, Satan comes on the scene and he said; “Now listen, I want to tell you something. I’m going to put you in my stature which means that you are going to be above God, and I’m going above God and I’m going to take you up there.”

37Now listen to me. “The Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout with the voice of a archangel, trump of God, the dead in Christ shall rise first.” [1 Th 4:16] Now He is telling the church, “I’m going to do for you what only Jesus can do, which is to raise the dead, to change the mortal to immortal and take them up in the rapture.”

But the church says, “We are going to see that you make it. We will guarantee you on the grounds of the authenticity of our word that we really know the Word, and the experience that you have in our church we guarantee that you will be in the rapture,” which they call the appearing. And that is a lie because the rapture is not the appearing, the Appearing is before the rapture.

38Now you Bible students, just in case there just might be even one that would miss this. I want to take you to 1 John 3, and I want you to read with me….

(2) Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

Now it says at the time of the Appearing we’re going to see Him, and we’re going to be like Him because we’ll see Him as He is. Now you know and I know that you cannot be in the rapture until you’re changed. And you and I read from right in the Scripture here, that you cannot be changed unless you see Him; so therefore, you’ve got to see Him before you get a change to go in the rapture.

Now nobody but us believes that. You say, “Bro. Vayle, you say every church is wrong but this little church here.”

“No, every church is wrong except those that believe the Word of God the way It’s written.”

Now the devil says, “Hey, that isn’t so. And if you’re going to tell me the Reverend So-and-So is going to miss it.” I’m telling you nothing but I’m going to read you something. I’m going to read out of 2 Timothy 2, I’m going to read…and you listen what it says,

(15) Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

(16) But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

(17) And their word will eat as doth a (cancer) a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;

(18) Who concerning the truth have erred, saying…the resurrection is past already; and (overthrows) the faith of some.

(19) Nevertheless the (faith of millions will be overthrown at the end time) Nevertheless the foundation of God (stands) sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them (which) are his. And, Let every one that (names) the name of Christ depart from iniquity.

39Depart from Satan’s lie. It tells you this that no church can guarantee you anything because your name is on some stupid record. Or that you subscribe to some certain thing. It tells you right here, there is only one way you’re going to miss the Tribulation and you’ve got to believe the truth, whatever that truth is. And it’s going to be the lie because it’s going to say, “Oh, you’re going to live. You are a son of God, yes you are.” And you’re a son of the devil because the devil will not recognize paternity. You say, “I’ll give you the Blood test.” Give you the Blood test like fun. The Blood test doesn’t work. It’s the Word test that works! Where are you going to stand? I’m not mad at anybody; I’m just letting you know the truth. That’s all.

The same old liar, same old gullible woman, she’s the church, gullible, believe the lie. I’m going to ask you a question. If she in that condition could be fooled, and the First Church Age under Paul could be fooled, do you think it’s a hard thing to fool anybody two thousand years after?

You know there’s litigation going to go on because some people in Ohio invested in looking down deep in the ocean, and finding where that gold is right off the coast. And now certain firms in London said, “Hey, we insured it and paid money. We want it.” Why didn’t they go and get it?

You notice what I’m trying to tell you? Litigation over whose is whose.

Many will come in that day and say, “I’m a son of Yours. I cast out devils.”

“Huh? You’re no son of Mine. My sheep hear My voice; they’re in the fold.”

I’m not preaching tough; I’m just preaching the Word. I got nothing to do with this. I just preach It. I never wrote It. I just preach It. It’s not… Do you think I’d write this book? No, I wouldn’t write that book, neither did anybody else. God wrote It.

[63] Now compare that over here with (this business of Satan arising and fooling the people, you know, going to take up with him, with the Scripture)…in Thessalonians, a while ago, how he said, “He sits in the temple of God, exalting himself above all that’s called God, so…he as God is worshipped as God upon the earth.”

40Now Satan said he would do it and he started with Adam and Eve and he’s doing it. Because there’s nothing in the Bible that says he won’t do it. There’s everything in the Bible that says he will do it. And the Bible said all those that follow him will be cast into the lake of fire where the beast and the false prophet are.

[64] There is the god of this world that I preached to you about last Sunday. Here he is today in deceit, that treacherous hour, the tremendous time that we’re living. It’s the most glorious time of all the ages, because we are facing the great Millennium again;

What does he mean we’re facing the great Millennium again? Jesus does all three…God does everything in three’s. At the time of Adam and Eve in the Garden, had they lived through to the precept, to a certain number of years, they would have gone into the Millennium and there under those conditions would have brought forth children. They blew it. Under Jesus they could have come in. Why? Because the dead, also, were raised at that time. They blew it. Now the third time is the end time today, and they won’t blow it. You say, “Well, there could have been a fourth time.” There could have been if you look at Israel going in but that was merely a certain part of a type.

[64] Now notice, we’re facing…Eden again. But right at this age, all the deceit and every tactic…he’s ever used that’s been able to deceive the people with those tactics, he has gathered it all together and reinforced himself; and come down like God, and…put himself in the place of God; religious wise, and can quote the Scripture and can tell you the Scripture, just as Satan did to Eve in the garden of Eden. But leave out one spot…, that’s all he has to do, make that gap, that chink in the armor, where the poison doctrine of the devil can pour through, like the thinking man’s filter we talked…about the other night.

41Now let’s go to the armor of God in Ephesians 6…

(11) Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. (And that word ‘wiles’ means ‘to lie in wait’, it also means ‘the methods’. The devil’s got a method. What’s his method? Deceit.)

(12) …we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Now what is this talking about? Talking about spiritual seduction; this is not a case of rape or gang rape. This is not a case of marauding and mayhem. This is not a case of bludgeoning. This is not a case of attacking poor old little old ladies and beating them down. This is deceit. This is a matter of what you would definitely call seduction.

(13) Wherefore take…the whole armour of God, that (you) may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

(14) Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, …

42Where are the loins? Loins speak typically of the organs of reproduction. Eve was seduced. She got into an act of seduction physically and this what speaks of the same thing, if you have the truth, you cannot be seduced. So you take your loins, you cover yourself with truth.

(14) …the breastplate of righteousness; (Thy Word have I hid in my heart, oh God, I sin not against Thee.)

(15) …your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; (What is that? That’s a period of sanctification: there is sanctification going on where you walk daily with the Lord with peace because you have peace with Him through the Word; the sanctifying God of all grace.)

(16) Above all, (In other words, overall, your whole complete everything is covered with) the shield of faith, (your belief in the truth whereby you can) quench (every) fiery dart of the wicked.

Okay, here’s a man burning. What’s he doing…marries? Here’s a church that’s just anxious to get into what you’d call idolatry which is typified by sexual deviation. She’s burning for it. You don’t burn when you got faith in the Word of God. You don’t want to run and jump in some bed with some organization, want to put your name on some book. Why? When you’re married you take a man’s name. Baptism with the Lord Jesus Christ, there’s no record of anything in the Bible other than the Lord Jesus Christ; it’s not Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

And the Roman Catholic church admits it. They said, “We are the ones that gave you that doctrine. And therefore, if anybody is baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost, you are Roman Catholic,” That’s why they…anybody can marry in front of the altar in the Catholic church anymore and not behind it. There’s no Protestants anymore; Rome claims everybody that’s baptized into Father, Son and Holy Ghost. And the church loves its seduction, another man’s name. [Ephesians 6:]

(17) …take the helmet of salvation, (What’s the last thing you put what is it you put on? The helmet of salvation. What is it? That’s that covers the head. You’re going to protect what? Your eyes and your brain. The next thing, all of these things are defensive, there is only one thing that gives you an offensive instrument and that is)…the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

43And the Bible…Bro. Branham categorically said the truth, he said, “The conduit of the Holy Ghost is the Word.” That’s why no serpent seed can ever get baptized with the Holy Ghost. There’s no place in them for the Word. Jesus said that to the Pharisees. He said, “You can’t take my Word because there’s no place in you for the Word.” And if there’s no place for the Word, there’s no place for the true Holy Ghost baptism. Now you can get anointed on the outside, that’s…no big deal.

Now the Bible said, “He would exalt himself above the most High. He would ascend above the clouds and stars. And he would sit there like God above the most High, be like…be above the most High, and he has succeeded in carrying out his threats.” That’s his own self prophecy against God. And that’s proven by the opening of the Seals, vindication. He has certainly had a marvelous success in carrying out his threats by the people letting him explain away in every age the value of God’s promised Word to that age, that is exactly how he did it in every Church Age; he explained it away. Look it when God raised up reformers in the great Roman Catholic Dark Ages. Why the church explained everything away. Just ran It right out, right down the tube. See?

44Now, way back there you have a tremendous taking over of the Word of God by the people under Nimrod when they built the Tower of Babel. The Tower of Babel, as I told you before, was an obelisk surrounded by eleven acres of what was concrete or rock and in there all the signs of the Zodiac which definitely is the Bible written in the stars. Now if you get Boulanger(?) or Syes(?) or various ones you will find that all these mythological people actually is the gospel in the stars. And you can see the whole Bible there.

And that’s what they said we’re going to do, “We are going to have the Bible that’s in the stars put in the stone.” But it wasn’t time, the Bible in stone was to come, had come already, I mean it wasn’t that time because the Bible in stone was in the pyramid under Noah, and this now was the age following and they…you see, they’re getting closer now. They said, “Okay, we’ve got it here from stone, we got it pointing up in the heavens and this puts us in a higher category.”

Now this is exactly what Satan has always said. “Now you wouldn’t be with those holy rollers out there, would you? You don’t want that cheap kind of religion out there? Look at us great Catholics, our beautiful temple, our fine priesthood, all these things.” See, Israel, look at their great temple; they got destroyed. When you put your trust in these things instead of the Word of the living God, and the life within the Word, all these things are wrong. Now that’s what they said in the tower of Babel. “We’re going to get higher up and keep exalting ourselves. We’re going to get up there.” And that’s when Satan began interpreting the Word to the people and then it got entirely out of hand because it got into idolatry.

45Now, notice here, if God and His Word which is Logos and Rhema are one and the same, then so is Satan and his word one and the same. Now people don’t like that, see that’s why people try to tell you Rhema and Logos are not the same. This man that says he believes the message, he is completely perverted. I wouldn’t let him in my pulpit. I would tell him to go outside the door. Say, “What are you coming here for? We got no time with you. You got no time for us because you’re wrong. You pervert everybody you get near.” Oh, he hates the thought of people saying,” I’m in the message.” I won’t tell you who gets all mixed up, they’re all full of…Europe is all full of this nonsense.

Rhema and Logos is one and the same, and so is Satan and his word. And if God is in His Word then so is Satan in his word. And you can only worship by a revealed Word. Traditions will not do you a bit of good. So I want to ask you a question. Then who is revealing to the church that’s false? Satan is. Then if he says to the people, “This is the revelation of God.” Who are they worshipping? They’re worshipping Satan through the church. See? No two ways about it. Go back to Cain. Whose life was in Cain? Satan, the beast: that’s what it was, controlled by Satan. See? Now, education is the great problem.

[66] In the days of Noah, he explained…it was impossible for it to rain from heaven, … “there was no rain up there.”

46Which…there was no rain up there. It was just H, 2 and 0. Hydrogen and oxygen; there was no water. The water rose off the ground in a mist; it never came down. No, it didn’t come down. It came off the ground, the Bible said so. Now it was up there in a form of oxygen and hydrogen but there was no electricity in the air at that time, no thunder, no lightning. No rain came down. But they blew it; rain did come down. See? They said, “Why we shot our instruments to the moon, no water up there.” But God said it would rain and it did rain.

[67] Now, in the days of Jesus, he did the same thing. Satan poisoned their minds…by deceit, …misrepresenting, misinterpreting the Word. “If Thou be the Son of God, now let me see you do something about it.” (Trying to force God.)

[68] Jesus didn’t clown for him.

47Now what is the clowning that Jesus didn’t do that is done in this hour? Now this is going to startle you: healing the sick, raising the dead, prophesying, and gifts of the Spirit out of their place and out of order and especially not glorifying God. Bro. Branham himself was accused by the angel of God as being…as putting the things of God in a circus atmosphere. And I knew Bro. Branham very well for many, many years and I never ever thought that could be the truth with that man. So therefore, the reverence that is due to God and the respect to His Word was missing even in a prophet of his integrity and he had to be put straight. Then what about the church? For Jesus will say, “Many will come in that day and say, ‘Have I not cast out devils in Your Name and raised the dead and healed the sick and so on’.” And He won’t argue; He’ll say, “But I never knew you. You made a sideshow of it. You were the ones who couldn’t keep the Word within the framework of the Word. You never believed the Word for the hour.”

[68] (Now Jesus never clowned.) He never did. God is not a clown. He doesn’t have to answer anything that Satan asks or demands. …Jesus said, “It is written, …Man shall not live by bread alone, but…every Word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.’” …He didn’t have to clown for him. He didn’t have to make bread. He could have done it, (sure, He could have done it,) but …then He would have been listening to the devil, and so He didn’t have to listen to the devil.

48Now something, you know something, Bro. Branham says, “Man does not live by bread alone, but every Word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.” What if the devil stood up and quoted every Word verbatim? That doesn’t make It right. That doesn’t make It right. All he’s got to do is raise his voice in the wrong place because the Greek does not have, that’s the New Testament now, does not have upper and lower case and punctuation as we know it; it is by the inflection and the rise and fall, the understanding is there. Now what if he put the wrong emphasis? What if he led the people astray?

“Why,” he said when he came to Eve that’s all he did. It was the emphatic denial; “No, no, how could it be a God who loves you, who says He’s your Father, now would a Father be that way to His child?” Inflection, the way he talked to her.

If the Word is not correctly divided, it doesn’t matter if the people would read the Word verbatim and say, “I believe It,” because the next thing you say, “Well, what do you believe about this Word here, that you just read to me?”

“Well, It could be this, It could be this, It could be this.” That’s true. It might be three different things, or thirteen different things that people may surmise, but what does It say? What is the definitive? See?

[68] He didn’t have to listen to the devil.

[69] …again it is religious sin, as at the beginning, so at the end, so deceitful. Watch it now. It is not just merely…every old day sin, committing adultery and getting drunk,…using God’s Name in vain. It is not that. No.

[70] You remember years ago, many years ago…, you oldtimers, …I preached, on, The Disappointments At Judgment. The harlot, …isn’t going to be disappointed there. She knows where she is going. The drunkard …won’t be disappointed there. The bootlegger, the gambler, the liar, the thief, he is not going to be disappointed. But, the man who thinks he is right, there is the disappointment.

[71] That is the fellow who came and said, “Lord, haven’t I preached the Gospel, haven’t I cast out devil…(haven’t I done great and wonderful things) in Your Name?”

49Now listen! It could only happen at the end time. How much time we got? Well, we’re going to quit after this one. We’ll quit now with this. Acts 2; now look at this. Let’s understand it. At Pentecost they said, “These people are drunken.” And Peter said, “They are not drunken, it’s only nine o’clock in the morning.

(16) …this is that spoken by the prophet Joel;

(17) …it (will) come to pass in the last days, …(Pentecost was not the last days. Pentecost introduced a repeat, the Alpha for the Omega in the last day.) I will pour out of my Spirit upon (a, double-l) flesh: your sons and your daughters…prophesy, your young men see visions, your old men dream dreams:

(18) And on my servants and…handmaidens (in contradistinction to yours) I will pour out of my Spirit; (And then it says,)

(19) And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and smoke:

(20) The sun shall be turned (to) darkness, the moon (to) blood, before (the) great and notable day of the Lord….

It tells you flat right there that at the end time the Spirit of God would anoint anybody and everybody who wanted to be anointed and they could do signs and wonders in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ and they would end up as chaff in the Tribulation or the lake of fire because there’s two groups of people, His and the others.

50That’s what it says in Peter, the Lord sent the flood upon the world of the ungodly. It wasn’t the cosmos of God that went down. It went up in an ark. Always there’s two of everything, twins, so when God has a world, Satan has a world. If God has sons and daughters, Satan has sons and daughters. If God has a cosmos, Satan has a cosmos. If God has a Word, Satan has a word. And if God has a New Jerusalem, Satan has got one known as the lake of fire.

At the very end he defies God. And you know something the people with him defy God. Satan’s kingdom is based upon defiance of God, and there’s only one way you defy God and that is by going contrary to truth. There isn’t any other way because the definition of God is Word.

Don’t tell me God is undefined like some spirit glob, a great big glob of air kind of spirit, floofing around. That’s pantheism. That’s idolatry. What about you men, my goodness me, some of you come out of families… How many are in your family, Gene? Ten in your family? Well, there you are. Ten children and you know who the father was? His dad, Brother Petrie; one man reproducing himself in ten, and you don’t say to each kid, “There goes the father, Brother Petrie.” Why, he’s got Gene, he’s got a twin sister, and right down the line. Perhaps the biggest family represented here. And when you saw Gene you didn’t see his father. When you saw his father, you didn’t see Gene, but the same life. Do you follow what I’m trying to say? It’s just that simple, brother/sister, no big mystery at all, these things now. We got down here? Yes, here it is right here.

51Your sons and your daughters, on my sons and my daughters, but it says, they that call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. That’s exactly true.

[72] Jesus said to these people, “Depart from…Me, you that work iniquity. I never…knew you.”

But the Bible distinctly says, “Cast out devils in my Name, heal the sick, and raise the dead.” What was it? They were simply anointed. The Pentecostal church could be the only church that qualifies for that. And at the end time because the Pentecostals believe the baptism with the Holy Ghost had tongues as an evidence and equated one to the other; they are now in every single church. The Roman Catholic Church accepts it. The Anglican Church accepts it. The Lutheran Church, every church in essence accepts it, although every church individually does not in the sense that every member accepts it but basically every church has to acknowledge it. How are you going to get away from it?

[72] No, see… There’s the disappointment, see, that deceitfulness.

[73] That is what I am so constantly...misunderstood for. It is not that I want to be different. I don’t want to be different, but I’ve got to be honest.

Okay, we’ll start on Sunday, the Lord willing, talk about that deceit for a minute and then we’ll go right on with what he’s saying. Let’s rise at this time and be dismissed.

52 Heavenly Father, again we approach Your throne of mercy and grace and thank You for Your love and Your goodness to us, O Lord God, to make known to us in the end time, the truth as it was given by a vindicated prophet. And we know, Lord, that he was vindicated because something answered back to him that did not answer to anybody else and brought forth that which none other could bring forth though they called upon the same Name and what they called was the same God. But, Lord, we know we’re living in a last time. We’re living when the enemy is so strong and Satan is so strong. He’s gathering people everywhere to finalize worship. And You are doing the same thing Lord, may we be on the right side. It’s not Lord, tonight, if You are on our side. No sir, we’re not that foolish. But tonight Lord, we want to be on Your side. Help us, oh God, whatever it may take. We know we can’t change ourselves, a leopard cannot change its spot, the dog cannot be turned into a lamb anymore than a hog can be turned into a sheep. We know that Lord. We pray tonight though Lord, we believe we’re part of Your great Person, Yourself, Lord, we’re Your children, Your daughters, and we would come to this place tonight Lord, where we are one with Your Word. That’s what we want because we know at the end time there’s going to be that call brought forth, “Who is on the Lord’s side? Who stays with this Word? We want to stay with It, Father, because that Word contains life, and that life is immortality, it’s an immortal life, and everlasting life, and one day the life within the Word, that’s within our bodies coming by via our minds and soul, Lord, will bring forth a body commensurate to the life that lies within It which will be immortality.

Father, I pray that not one person shall miss it. There’s not one that needs to, there was…there won’t be one that isn’t saved from You in the beginning Lord, we know that. We just pray Father, that our faith now shall so increase to the place and that love amongst us, such an extent by the Spirit of the living God that there won’t be one sick amongst us that’s not healed. There won’t be one person. Lord, we know that tonight that that’s possible. And I believe Father, it’s not only possible, even now, O God, the power of the Holy Spirit works in people’s hearts, minds and lives to bring deliverance as a sign against that day that’s shortly to come, immortality comes into being, a rapture and a Wedding Supper and the Millennium hard on its heels. Dismiss us with Your love and Your mercy and Your care Lord, abide with each one of us, help us all to serve You Lord, according to Your Word, in Jesus’ Name we pray. Amen.

‘Take the Name of Jesus with you.’