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1 Shall we pray: Heavenly Father, we know that it is Your Presence that really matters in this hour Lord, it’s what this age is all about and how that You’ve come down to bring us the Word to redeem a people unto Yourself Lord, in such a redemption as to allow what has never been allowed before and may, no doubt, never be allowed again. That there be people standing at an end time in a most deplorable time Lord, a condition of utter destitution, misery, blindness, nakedness, undoneness, and yet out of those people Lord, will come a Bride that will be adorned for her husband and come away without any guilt whatsoever, blameless and free, standing in the righteousness of God, being imputed unto us, and not just a matter of record but a matter of manifestation. Because it shall be seen as people are changed in a moment in a twinkling of an eye and caught away. We stand here this morning Lord, in this hour and we admit that we are not fully aware as we ought to be, and as fully appreciative but we just want to say Lord, we stand with this Word that It is true. We believe Lord, You’ll help us to come to a place of growth and faith, not religion Lord, but true spirituality, one with the Word in You, so that we’ll be able to get out of here. Now help us with Your Word this morning as given by a vindicated prophet. We’re relying on You Lord, to open It to us and help us therein in Jesus’ Name, we pray. Amen. You may be seated.
2Now we’re dealing in the 3rd message on Satan’s Eden. And this morning, we’ll be getting into it and without having read even a part of the actual sermon that Bro. Branham preached on this subject, we already have noticed simply by reading the Scripture itself, that Satan himself had no eden of his own but whatever he would attempt to build, if he was going to build an eden or whatever, that he eventually would build it only upon the grounds of perversion of God’s original Word. You would have to start with God’s original Word and then turn the truth of God into a lie which is what he did, so therefore, the foundation, and remember, the foundation is always the same as a superstructure, or the superstructure is always the same as the foundation when you’re dealing with spiritual things. There is nothing that starts right but eventually will end up right and there’s nothing that starts wrong but eventually will be totally wrong.
3Now we’re talking, of course, concerning the interruption in the Garden of Eden waiting down to this time here. But also, we’re speaking of the fact where the Bible says in the Church Ages, “I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God.” And Bro. Branham said, “The pillar is a part of the foundation,” and you will notice the pillar goes right up to the Capstone. And as we found out that the Cornerstone is the same as the Capstone but in a different position, so whatever goes into the building of the church and the foundation which was the Word. See? The man that builds his house upon the sand is a man that doesn’t build his house upon the rock. And remember, the rock is, positively, revelation. Revelation of what? The Word which means the true Word is brought into play and not just brought into play; it is brought into the building of the building.
4So we’re seeing here then that Satan in building his eden could not say like God, “Let, let, let, let there be,” and it was. And then God Himself taking of what He Himself had said, “Let there be,” the creative Word having produced that which was necessary to give manifestation to everything that He wanted, particularly Himself in His own children. Satan could not do that. So what he would do would take and pervert the Word and thereby, work a perversion in the manifestation that God had already brought forth. Now that’s what you’re looking at here because he had nothing else to work with. For Satan is not a creator.
That’s why when we looked at enchantments, and we found that the Bible says, “that Pharaoh said to…his servants, the soothsayers. He said, ‘Make an enchantment’.” And they made an enchantment and lice came forth, and I guess, frogs came forth, and different things. I think it was stopped at flies, I don’t think they got to where they could bring flies. I can’t remember exactly now where it was. But since Satan cannot create, you will notice what he was doing then was using something that was already there, and using it in a wrong way. Now remember, nothing is evil in itself. See? There’s nothing wrong with anything in itself that was made. It’s what is done with it. So Satan here, the only thing that he can do is begin to pervert. See? All right.
5So with…without having read any of Bro. Branham’s sermons, we found just by reading and looking at the seven Scripture verses of Genesis 3, that whatever Satan would attempt to build would have to be a perversion, absolutely, and you’ll notice he started by turning the truth of God into a lie.
Now we saw God as His own prophet reveal His own Word. Now you’ll notice that that God was His own prophet. Now Bro. Branham mentions that. He said, “The Elijah of this hour is the Lord Jesus Christ Himself, not a man, God, but it comes by a prophet.” So God was His own prophet; He has always been His own prophet.
6But then what was He doing? Well, He was bringing forth the reality of His own expression and His own mind. So He brought it forth at that time; then what was He? He was what Bro. Branham categorically said, “That the prophet originally is a revealer of the Word.” Are you following me? You see, how it all comes together in the Bible? Bro. Branham could no more make a mistake than I can fly over Mars and throw in Jupiter and Venus; you know, as a little spin off. It was…it’s not possible for these men to make mistakes. Now I know that that nobody wants to admit that outside of a few derelicts like us. And I’m glad I am derelict to the world but not to God. See, now that stands with the Apostle Paul.
7So we saw God in His own prophet, reveal His own Word, only to have Satan come along and seduce Eve into believing that she could be her own prophet, and direct her husband thereby, and also, thereby, give back to God, not what God wanted in the way God wanted it but what she wanted and how Satan wanted it and all based on the Word though incorrectly. You heard what I said? It wouldn’t hurt you to memorize it; it wouldn’t hurt me to memorize it, what I wrote down here and I threw in a couple of expressions in to help you out on it.
8Now her attitude and eventually capitulation to Satan’s possessed creature which was the serpent, and his prophecy which contradicted God, has led to the Laodicean Age where all worshippers—you’ll notice, I just used the term ‘worshippers’, in contradistinction talking of Christianity now-we’re talking of worshippers in any church whatsoever—are their own prophets and claiming sight. They’re all claiming it, and though claiming sight, are entirely blind and naked to the truth and in the light of the truth. Now, you remember that because we’ve said…talked about it already and I’ll bring it to your attention later I do believe.
9The perversion that started in the Garden of Eden was sent outside the Garden into the fields, scattered all abroad and is now a worldwide condition of perverted Word. If we study worship, that’s all worship as of today, and look into every religion we will see that perversion we’re talking about is evident everywhere, yet worship continues everywhere because you see it started with two people. Then it went to four people, one of which was serpent seed and continues on down and embraces all worship. Even to the extent where it tells you in Romans, there are people who through the perversion are worshipping creatures, four foot-beasts, and even like you get amongst the Hindus, their religion is different from the Muslims. The Islamic religions are religions of the sword; the Hindus are peaceful. They wish people to walk in love, even take a little broom and they brush the sidewalk lest they tread on their great-uncle or somebody coming into incarnation, you know. Transmigration of souls, reincarnation; it’s all a perversion.
10And there’s no place where there isn’t religion, even in communism, there were hardly four percent that were atheists. And Gorbachev himself had the nerve to come out and admit that he was baptized into Christianity; that his mother was a practicing Christian, and evidently his family, though he himself would deny, he is absolutely not against some type of religion. That has been said today by many people and it is true that communism itself is a religion. So, the whole world is very, very religious. And it will be because God put it into the heart of man and woman to worship and Satan put it into the heart of that beast to enter into a worship; looking forward to the day when he would be singularly worshipped.
11Now how is he going to do it? So, let’s start again by reading Genesis 3:
(1) Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. (In other words, this is a devious individual.) And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, (You) shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
(2) And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
(3) But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, (You) shall not (touch) [eat] it, neither shall (you) touch it, lest (you) die.
(4) And the serpent said (to) the woman, (You) shall not surely die: (But here’s the whole thing.)
(5) …God (knows) that in the day (you) eat thereof, your eyes shall be opened, and (you) shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
In other words, the serpent here was letting Eve know that there was a channel that God could use which would impart the knowledge of the Most High and thereby be disseminated; prophets, discerning good and evil. You’ll notice that even though Satan promised it through this beast, Cain didn’t have it. Abel had it but Cain didn’t.
12And you know if you look at this, this brings you to one worldism where the United Nations took us in 1948, and they deliberately put Christianity outside and invited in the heathenistic religions what we call heathenism to take a more definitive part than Christianity. So you can see there’s no way that you can get away from the fact of worship and somewhere, somehow the majority will positively believe in a Supreme Being or an influence or a force even as it is called in the movies, you know, “The force be with you.” There is no way that you can get away from the fact that there is something somewhere, and a few people who clamor about that there is nothing nowhere are in a minority and usually the biggest jackasses can bray the loudest.
They’re like…Aesop’s Fable of the ass that would be king of the jungle so he got himself a lion robe and tucked it around him, and he ran ferociously toward the animals and opened his mouth to roar and all that came out was the bleatings of an ass head. That’s so much for your smart people, sophists, which in the Bible means smart alecks. All right.
13Now, we read a little further. He said, “You won’t die. You’ll know good and evil. You’ll be discerners.” In other words, you’ll come to a position that God has but has denied you at this time.
(6) …the woman saw (Now she’s using her reasoning faculties,) that the tree was good for food, 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 also unto her husband and he did eat.
(7) …the eyes of them both were opened, they knew that they were naked; they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
I realize that many people cannot associate this with an act of carnal intercourse but if you read the Songs of Solomon, you will find it perfectly outlined there before you. And remember, the command of God was number one; “Be fruitful and multiply,” and then it was prune the garden and take care of other things. So therefore, this would have to do basically and essentially with procreation, the bringing forth of children. And if you doubt it, then why does the 7th verse there say they knew they were naked? And the Bible is full of the word ‘nakedness’ referring to sexual intercourse. So you can do what you want with it, even the Talmud, the Jews themselves knew what it was. All right.
14Reading, let’s see now, where is the little thing I’m going to read? All right, here it is. Bro. Branham reads in paragraph 5.
 Now, I would like to take a text tonight out of that, (what he read, Gen 3:1-7,) and call it: Satan’s Eden—a very crude little thing to say, “A Satan’s Eden.” It kind of matches in the other Sunday night, I believe, when I was speaking to you here about a Thinking Man’s Filter, and a Holy Man’s Taste. Sometimes these…crude little expressions bring us to something, …gets us to study and puts us to reading the Word. (Now listen!) This is what I want all my congregation to do.
Now there’s an argument right here: who is Bro. Branham’s congregation? So, as Bro. Branham dedicated the new tabernacle or the old tabernacle rebuilt with the new addition, he began to put the church in order. And he said he wanted the gifts in a room, under jurisdiction. And he said, “I will go in there with you,” and he outlined it saying, “before you can even go in that room to practice the operation of gifts if such there be amongst you, there had to be one known to have the discerning of spirits.” If I’d of had the door locked right there… But as he says on a tape and I’m sure it’s on a tape. If not, he certainly told me, so I know what I’m talking about. But I know it’s on a tape.
He says, “When I put the church in order, what did they do? They all ran off to Junior Jackson’s.” They did not want to put the church in order.
So, Bro. Jackson came to Bro. Branham and he said, “Bro. Branham is church order for your church or for mine or everybody’s?”
“Oh,” he said, “for mine only.”
Now I understand Bro. Roy Roberson says the same thing, everybody else says the same thing. But I want to ask you a question; did Bro. Branham say or did he not say “that Elijah was Ahab’s pastor?” Then if you want to believe yourself a part of the church which was going to be put in order, and receive a message, then why would you turn It down? So if you believe that you part of the Bride, you are part of Bro. Branham’s congregation, or else you will not be behind the Curtain of Time because you blew it by turning down the Word.
So, this pulpit believes what this pulpit is saying, you people sitting here can believe what you want because I don’t know what you believe, and the people on the tape’s the same way because I will not ride herd on you. But this church as long as I am in the authority here, and I am the authority until I’m too senile or somehow I cannot carry on my duties because that’s how this church was built and never forget it: we will have a church order. And if you feel you have something there’s rooms here to go to and I’ll go with you.
15Now Bro. Branham says,
 …I want all my congregation to do this. (To study the Word; read it and he says,) “Man shall not live by bread alone, but…every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.” So, he says, read the Word;
All right, read the Word. That sounds very good. Many, many years ago when I was just a kid, I’d get scared to death or something would come up and I’d say, “Well, I think I better try to get right with God, I better look in the Bible.” Little you know, I never did go from the back chapter to the first chapter, jump around and when I pick a book up, I read a book, unless I’m looking for a certain portions and things in the book. So always I went to Genesis, and Genesis was very interesting, very ticklesome. And I got through part of Exodus and that was very good, too. It was quite enjoyable in certain areas. But I began to bog down after awhile in Genesis and getting into Leviticus, I bogged down more and more, by the time I hit Numbers my head was swimming, and in Deuteronomy I said, “Phttt! Forget it;” and I dropped the Bible down in the garbage heap. And every time was the same story; it had nothing for me. But the funny thing was when the night I believed, and was justified, I was saved, I went right to the New Testament. I read Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, then I got foundered in John, I said, “This is the best of the works.” I could read it. And though there was a sign in front of the pulpit that said, “I am the way, the truth and the life,” I didn’t even know that that sign was on the pulpit and I’d seen it many times when I ran across that in the Bible, I memorized it and I’m sure it wasn’t an afterthought.
16So this thought comes up here; he said, “Study the Word.” What Word in the light of Mt 5:17, 18? So we’re going to take our time as I always take my time with these sermons because we already know doctrine. He says here,
(17) Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
(18) For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till (it) all be fulfilled.
Now it tells you right here that part of the Word, some of the Word, is going to pass away because it’s fulfilled.
17Now, let’s check this out with the Book of Galatians. And let’s not get too hep on this, but just begin to see what we’re looking at. Galatians 3:
(17) And this I say, that the covenant, (which) was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.
Now, the law was until John. Grace and truth came by Jesus Christ; Chris’s sacrifice upon Calvary blotted out the handwriting and the ordinance which was against us and the handwriting was the Ten Commandments which was the moral law of God that destroyed us. And I’m not going to throw the Ten Commandments in the garbage heap. I’m not going to throw any of the Bible in the garbage heap. I’m going to leave it there because Scripture of the Old Testament in main, is simply illustrative pointing to the reality of the New which is wrought in Christ, and is fulfilled in us by the Holy Ghost fulfilling his own Word to us and in us and through us, living epistles.
18So the question comes up; what Word is Bro. Branham talking about? Study what? Because he himself said, “when the Word is fulfilled it is like manna, it is no longer fresh, it is full of wiggletails.” You don’t feast, if you were Moses, on Noah’s message; “Let’s build an ark and float it down the Nile and across the Red Sea.” Neither did Jesus come and write a New Ten Commandments. He didn’t take Moses; He fulfilled it.
When Luther came on the scene, Wesley, Pentecost: it was the Word of the hour, and every Church Age had a message, and though you didn’t throw in the garbage what was there previously, you were going on. See? And what was it that brought the life in the church? What was it that brought the fervor? It was the Spirit-filled new message to the people. That’s exactly why Luther could stand. Luther, positively, would never have stood except for the life of the Word; “The just shall live by faith.” And God was going to have a people justified living by faith. See? You’re getting back to the truth. All right.
19Let’s go now to 1 Corinthians 13, now notice:
(8) (Love) never (fails): but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; (now that’s on par with each other) whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. (That’s a word of knowledge; that’s true. Now watch:)
(9) For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. (Now watch!)
(10) But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
Now, Paul the Apostle, here is speaking of a progression, and the progression is there are parts of the Word that will be revealed until there comes a time when all of the Word is revealed. Now there’ll be a group of people coming up from justification, sanctification, the baptism, to that which is perfect. Then I want to ask you a question; what Word will you dwell on? Will you dwell on that which brought the Word to completion or are you going to go back? Now let’s find out.
20Let’s go to Hebrews, the 6th chapter. It just strikes my mind I ought to read it, so I’m going to read it. And it says here,
(1) Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, (the Logos of Christ) let us go on (to) perfection; (a conclusion, a finishing) not laying again the foundation (You can’t do it. It’s laid.) of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,
(2) Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
(3) And this will we do, if God permit.
Now, if you are going to come to that particular position; what must happen? Something must happen. There’s got to be a juncture. There’s got to be a change. You’re coming to the place of perfection. Now, then what’s started the Gentile church? The coming of the Holy Ghost under a prophet: Paul said, “I have laid the foundation.” Then what’s going to stop it when the same One comes back as the Headstone and it goes all over again? The question is what are you going to be looking into? You can’t lay the foundation again. You can’t go back to Pentecost. You can’t go back to Wesley. You can’t go back to Luther. You cannot go back to Colombo and to Martin and Irenaeus and to Paul though what Paul had and could not apprehend because he wasn’t apprehended for it though he knew about it. You and I enter into the mystery to know about it and to apprehend it because it’s all over. Somebody’s got to come to that place when it’s all over.
(3) (Now) this will we do, if God permit. (But God did not permit.)
(4) For it is impossible for those who were once (for all) enlightened, (tasting) of the heavenly gift, (partaking) of the Holy Ghost,
(5) …(tasting) the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,
(6) (Having fallen) away, to (ever) renew them again (to) repentance; seeing they (have crucified) to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.
21Now he tells you right there, that which perfect has to come, and when it comes everything in part is done away because there aren’t any more parts. Then if there aren’t any more parts there aren’t any more parts till Christ the Word, and there aren’t any more believers for the fullness of the Gentiles has come in and God turns to Israel. And at that time there is a Resurrection. So what are you going to do? Now I know people don’t believe what we believe; I care two bits what people believe. I only teach what I believe based upon what Bro. Branham said. I don’t care two bits for the so-called Greeks. Okay. I don’t want to be tough on anybody but I’m going to stand just where I stand with the Word of God.
222 Timothy 2:
(15) Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Now to rightly divide the word of truth is to not only know in which category of doctrine it comes but the hour of that doctrine. See?
23Now, over there in Gen 4:7, God speaking the Septuagint, which is a good accurate version, He says to Cain, “Thou hast rightly offered but if thou hast not rightly divided; hast thou not sinned.” Now here was the man Cain giving an excellent sacrifice at the wrong time under the wrong conditions. See? God you don’t just pick up the Bible and say, “Well, bless God, the Bible says so and so.” You can end up as a Seven Day Adventist and they’re a million miles off. And you just go ahead and say, “Well, all right now, that’s so really true that you got to worship that seventh day, a hundred percent, let’s go back from the very beginning when the seventh day was really there, let’s find out what the real seventh day is.” And you watch them blow their stack; they’ll cuss you and cut you up right now. Maybe the seventh day is on a Tuesday. They can’t answer you; they get mad. I got a little book that tells you all about it, pins it right down; even the Jews themselves believe it. Found by a fellow named Dr. Gamble, a Methodist. Absolutely, okay.
24Let’s go a little bit further. Let’s go to Hebrews, the 12th chapter, notice…at this time getting ready for New Jerusalem, not at that time back there. No, they couldn’t get ready for New Jerusalem. That was the start of the age. That was the foundation and the coming up but now as you’ll approach the headstone and the headstone approaches us you’re getting ready. Now it says…
(25) See that (you) refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him on earth, much more shall we (not) escape, if we turn away from him (not) speaketh from heaven: (but the One that’s from heaven speaking)
(26) Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.
(27) And this word, Yet once more, (signifies) the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.
(28) (Therefore) wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
(29) For our God is a consuming fire.
Now what is that? That’s Malachi. So this has to do with the people before the burning, before the Rapture. People don’t even know he’s going to say something. Now what is he going to say? He’s going to say what Paul already said and what John knew about but nobody could put it out because that is Rev 10:1-7, the mighty One coming on down. That is 1 Th 4:16—the mighty One coming down. That is Rev 22:10—the Seals opening. And that is Rev 22:18, 19—where you cannot add or take a Word. Why? “Because that which is perfect is come.” Now the word ‘perfect’ means ‘finised’, ‘thoroughly compacted’, ‘nothing more can go in’. It’s polished; it’s refined. This is it. You cannot take; you cannot add. People get so scared: “I’m going to add or I’m going to take.” Don’t be a nut! If you believe this message; you believe in perfection has come: you won’t add, you won’t take but if you got your own stupid ideas, you will, if you think you know more than the prophet. That’s right.
25Ewald Frank said, “I can show you where Bro. Branham made seventeen mistakes.” Did he make a mistake when he declares positively God positively told him he could have a young woman as a virgin for his wife, having divorced his own and slept with a lot of others? Any duddle-headed idiot in this church believe that crap and that nonsense? You men, you women; I’m talking to you this morning. Oh, these voices aren’t just gross; they’ll let you know that you know something. Phttt!
Even the apostle Paul said, “I know nothing as I ought to know it.” If I seem to be scathing and knock you down it’s good for you. You need it; I need it. There’s nobody here that doesn’t need it.
26So what Word? What Word has the prophet wanted us to study? He said, “Pentecostal man is dead. Lutheran man is dead. Wesleyan man is dead.” God promised the Roman Catholic church and all the daughters of her, He’d kill all their children with death, which is spiritual death, the second death. Who’s he talking to? What Word’s he talking about? Always Bro. Branham quoted, “You have hid it from the wise and the prudent, but revealed it to babes.” What’s babes? Brand new Christians with a brand new message. Sure! He says, “Study it.” All right.
27Let’s go to 2 Corinthians, I might not have this Scripture just where I want it because sometimes I can’t read my own writing. But I wrote it down so I’m going to take it anyway. Out of continuity, who cares? I like it anyway. It says in [chapter 7:]
(10) For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.
Now what is he talking in here actually? He’s talking about people who had a wrong understanding because of conditions in the church. And when they found out how wrong they were, that constituted repentance, the changing of the mind, the changing of the attitudes, and he says a repentance not to be repented of. Paul was a finalist. If you believe in vindication, if you believe that really is a picture of the emanation of God, don’t even call it God, just call it a light that’s attendant upon God Himself or something’s there from God, and if you believe that man really said THUS SAITH THE LORD and spoke and the thing came to pass, if you believe in anything that is indicative of the positive that cannot be changed because it’s the only valid thing there is. If you really believe that how in the world can you ever stray from it? In other words, you have already repented; you threw your foolish creeds and dogmas in the bleach of the blood of Jesus Christ opening your mind to the Holy Ghost. It has to come by the Word. You have now repented.
28Back in the days of the Galatians they would have plucked their eyes out for Paul. They said, “We’ve repented. We changed our mind. We see the truth. We understand. This is it.” And remember, he took the Word to the heathen, as you call them that. Bible calls them Gentiles and nations. Then they turned right around and went for legalism. Satan’s emissaries came by and they turned right around. Now Paul’s warning these folk. He said, “Repentance that you don’t repent of, but listen to me;” they listened to the devil’s lie. And they took a wrong Jesus, and a wrong spirit, and a wrong Word.
And they haven’t repented today and the Bible says, “I gave her space to repent and she wouldn’t repent and now she’ll die.” Do you think for one moment that these churches are going to change their minds? If you think they are, you are foolish this morning, you’re a bunch of little soft idiot kids in primary. I want to get rid…get out of here and go someplace else. I’m not just being rough and mean and trying to show off; I’m just telling you the truth. Hey, you haven’t caught anything. They are not going to change.
Listen! We’re talking about Satan’s eden here, kid. And what was Eden? God’s place of government: so Satan’s got to build a place of government. Right? Where he’s ruling, where he’s authoritative, where he has the vows and the kudos extended toward him, absolutely. Where the Word of God is taboo, anything outside the Word of God is perfectly illegitimate.
29Now he says, “Study it.” He doesn’t only say read it, study, to study It. And then he begins to amend his thoughts on study by saying, “Study it with the eyes of God to give your intellectuals understanding of how you should live in this present day.” Well, how am I going to get the eyes of God? There you are. He says, “Study It with the eyes of God.” Okay, let’s find out about the eyes of God. Go to Revelation, the 5th chapter, and here there up there there’s got to be a book, the Seven Seals on it. And no man in heaven or in earth is found to open the Seals. And here’s the picture in heaven….
(5) And one of the elders (said), Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and loose the even seals thereof.
(6) And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne (Now watch! The entourage or as it were coterie, you could call that, of the Lord Jesus Christ) in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, (and they were over here, and they all got eyes, all got expression for them) stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
In other words, the power and eyes of revelation are seven Spirits sent on the earth under four separate other spirits or ages; lion, calf—Les, what are they?—the beasts, they’re here somewhere anyway, in the midst of the throne—the first was a lion, the second was a calf, and the third was a man, that’s it, and the fourth was an eagle. Four natures and seven spirits, the last one is an eagle, the one before it was a man. Notice, the lion going forth in strength. Notice, the calf suffering, it had lost its zip. Notice, the smart man coming forth under Luther and those guys, but notice the last one is an eagle. Now, he says here, “There are seven spirits which are horns representing powers, authority and government of God and eyes. Study with the eyes of God.” Okay.
30Let’s go to Amos. Hosea, Joel and Amos, the 3rd chapter…
(1) Hear this word that the LORD hath spoken against you, O children of Israel, against (thy) family which I brought up from the land of Egypt, saying,
(2) You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for your iniquities.
(3) Can two walk together, except they be agreed?
(4) Will a lion roar in the forest, when he hath no prey? will a young lion cry out of his den, if he have taken nothing?
(5) Can a bird fall in a snare upon the earth, where no gin is for him? shall one take up a snare from the earth, and have nothing (taken) at all?
(6) Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done it?
(7) Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.
(8) The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord GOD hath spoken, who can but prophesy?
Now remember, you’re dealing with prophets here who are the eyes of God and they deal from many, many times particularly in visions.
31Also we go to Joel, the 2nd chapter, and we read…
(21) Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for the LORD (your God) will do great things.
(22) Be not afraid, beasts of the field: for the pastures of the wilderness do spring, for the (trees) beareth her fruit, (and) the fig tree and the vine do yield their strength.
(23) Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter in the first [month].
Now they got the word ‘month’ there but that’s not what it’s saying. He said, “He’s going to have it come down at the end like he had in the beginning. It’s going to be like the first. Now you see, that’s when it’s just like at the first.
(24) …the floors shall be full of wheat, and the fats (will) overflow with wine and oil.
(25) And I will restore to you the years…the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the (palmerworm) the (and so on and the) army sent among you.
(26) And (you should be) eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, that my people shall (not) be ashamed.
(27) And (you) shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and I am the LORD, and (beside Me there is) none else: my people shall (not) be ashamed.
(28) And it (will) come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
(29) And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids I pour out my spirit (in those days).
(30) And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and smoke.
(31) The sun turned (to) darkness, and the moon (to) blood, before the great and (notable) day of the LORD….
32Now what I’m looking at here is the fact that God has always sent his prophets in order to reveal to the people what they need to know, and they have constituted the eyes of God, the very same thing that Satan said to Eve. “Why,” he said, “your eyes will be open, and you’ll be able to have revelation.” So we know that revelation has to do with eyes, positively, and we know that revelation concerning eyes has to do with that Word. Now we’re looking at this from these points that Bro. Branham brought us. I don’t find a lot of Scripture on them but I take what Bro. Branham said and we bring it to your attention.
33Now he said, “Study with the eyes of God,” and the eyes of God, absolutely, are those prophets who receive revelation from the Lord. It is the same as when Jesus said to Peter, “Flesh and blood did not reveal it to you but my Father which is in heaven,” but it has to come through the channels that God has ordained which is the prophet that God has ordained.
“Now,” he says here, “that you may have your intellectuals may have understanding of how that we should live in this present day.” Now, how we should live in this present day is not a message on morality. It’s a message on survival. Why? Because the Church Age is wretched, miserable, blind and hasn’t got a clue that it is but it believes it is fully clothed and it is rich, increased in goods, and doesn’t lack a thing. It’s a hundred percent with God. Now, if it believes that and that is not the way, then they must be sent a ticket for survival. So this is not just how to get along. This is the message of life and death.
Bro. Branham says, “Nothing outside of this message will come to life.” So the call is how am I going to escape the lie? How am I going to stop being deceived? What is going to open my eyes? “Behold, I send you Elijah, the prophet, before the coming of the great and dreadful of the Lord, and he shall turn the hearts of the children back to the fathers lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.” That is what you’re looking at. You’re looking at it.
34Let’s go over here to 1 Thessalonians, the 4th chapter, …
(16) For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, (which is the Kleusma) with the voice of the archangel, and the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Now the Bible categorically says that Jesus is going to descend with a command that puts the church in divine subjection and order. Now, the church is not in divine subjection and order in Rev 3:14-23, what is it?—23, or 21, or 22? Let’s make sure. I don’t want to add a verse: 22. The church is not in order but there is One standing at the door that is outside the church; He must have descended—Right?—and the Shout must be, “I’m standing here knocking at your door. Do you want to come up and sup with Me?” Now, Bro. Branham categorically said, “As the prophet you say you believe,” and couldn’t make a mistake, “that communion is communication,” that I spoke on Christmas.
35Now how does God communicate? He is going to have a prophet. Because man sealed his own future by going to Moses and saying, “Let somebody represent us. You, Lord, or we, better You.” Because they named the one that God already wanted. “You pick the person; You deal with him, he’ll deal with us.”
But notice their perversity. When Moses came down they said, “Where have you been, you stupid idiot. What kind of a dumb jerk are you leaving us all this time that we could have starved, wild animals could have killed us? We ought to take things in our own hands, so bless God, it’s a good thing we had Aaron and we made us some gods to go back to Egypt. Phooey on you!”
36Now come on. Do you think for one minute that the church would ever elect and stay with a godly Christ driven man? The answer is “NO.” Phttt! Forget it. You often wonder why assemblies even have troubles with a good godly pastor. I gave you the answer. You sit there and didn’t get it; I’m sorry for you. Shall I repeat it? Right here; the Lord descends with a shout. He descends to put the church in order. Why? Because the church is in disorder: and what’s He going to do? He’s going to wash it in the waters of separation by the Word, and cleanse it to present it to Himself. Yes! And that’s when the Spirit that’s in the midst of us takes us up there and incarnates Himself, and just before the incarnation, it’s presented. He incarnates Himself, incarnates Himself and be ready for the Wedding Supper.
37Let’s go to Matthew 24. We got all…we got years to study these messages. I’m not in any rush. You find a lot of repeat but you find a lot of things you didn’t know before too. …And he’s talking here;
(1) And (He) went out, from the temple: and his disciples came to shew him the buildings of the temple. (Gave Him the grand tour.)
(2) And Jesus said, See ye not all these things? verily I say, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
(3) And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came… privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what (will) be the sign of thy (Presence), and of the end of the world?
Now that word, ‘coming’ is legitimate but it means presence, and it has a peculiar connotation, so therefore, that’s why men like Rotherham said, “Just use the word ‘Parousia’ but people today don’t want it. Do you know why they don’t want it? They want to change this word, and they hate my guts for it and anybody else’s guts for it because we use the word in the proper connotation which is in the Scripture and people don’t want to admit that the Appearing is That. They want it to be the Rapture. Oh, brother/sister. They want the door open without the key. The man says, “Here’s the key to the door.” They say, “No, I want to open the door without the key.” And the Bible distinctly says you got to see Him as He is before You get changed. So how are you…going to get a change without seeing Him?
(4) (Now) Jesus answered and said, Take heed that no man deceive you.
(5) For many shall come in my name, saying, I am (the anointed One); and shall deceive many.
38Now it tells you right there that the big problem at the end time is that people will not recognize twins—won’t do it—Garden of Eden, good tree, bad tree: Cain and Abel, good boy, bad boy: Jacob and Esau; a good boy, bad boy. Sure. There was also Isaac and Ishmael, though not twins, half-brothers: Jesus and Judas. Bro. Branham said he had his Judas, too. Always you got your two vines, you got your twins; you got it there. And he said, “Right here, two spirits; two spirits at the end time.”
Now, how many are going to believe (that’s vindication right there,) going to believe that prophet, that those seven eyes came down, in the form of the Holy Ghost, in the form of angels with the entire revelation for this hour filling in what was left out, kicking out what was put in, bringing us to a perfect Word, right to the end now, right back to Headstone, right back to Capstone, spiritual speaking, because that’s what it is about. How many are going to believe that? Two spirits here, well, they’re not going to believe it. Let’s face it.
39Let’s go to [Matthew 24:]
(23) Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
(24) For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, (even false prophets), (showing) great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. (But it’s not possible.)
(25) Behold, I have told you before. (That was in Matthew 7)
(26) Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: in the secret chambers; believe it not. (Now watch what’s going to take place.)
(27) For as the (light moving) out of the east, (shines to) the west; so shall also the (Presence) of the Son of man be.
Now what is it going to tell you? It tells you as it was in Jesus’ First Advent that He had to be thoroughly explained and vindicated, so in the second time it depends on whether you believe about Him which is produced and spoken, whether you believe it is right or not. So if you say, “I don’t believe He’s here and I don’t believe Matthew 12 is a repeat in the Spirit. I don’t believe those things.” Well, be my guest. I’m glad you don’t. Because if that’s the truth and I believe it, I’m happy that nobody else is believing it. You say, “Bro. Vayle, that’s a wrong spirit.” You wrong spirit, yourself, honey.
If everybody is starving and I have three nice pears here; I’m not going to give them to you. Give me one reason why I should. Well, Bro. Vayle.” Hold it; I give my three pears away, I die. If I share them we all die. I’m going to take a chance on living whether you live or not because you ain’t got the pears. You tell me why I owe it to you.
I’m talking now about what the church turned down. Give me one reason. They’re not going to believe that. And you know what the Bible said? “When these things happen, lift up your heads and rejoice.” Now people don’t want to do that. You say, “Well, you got killer instincts.” Well, I got news for you. I’m living under judgment the same as the world because the Judge is here. And if He should pronounce us guiltless and somebody else guilty that’s the Judge’s business because Bro. Branham said, “Nobody can judge a prophet,” that’s why we have a repentance, not to be repented of because Bro. Branham himself could not change his mind anymore than Paul could, anymore than Elijah could, anymore than Moses or Samuel or anybody else. It’s impossible. All right.
40We’re reading. [Matthew 24:]
(28) For wheresoever the carcase is, the eagles (will) be gathered (That’s true. Good or bad carcase; they’re coming together. Then it says,)
(29) Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun (shall) be darkened, and the moon (and so on)…
So, we have a tribulation that we are going through now which is the tribulation of can we distinguish between the true and the false. Now the world can’t. I can tell you right now, I’ve said it all over the country, it’s on tapes and it’s a terrible thing to have said but since I’ve said it I can say it again, now you know you can’t kill me anymore than you know, if I’m a dead horse for what I said; I’m a dead horse.
But when I said to Bro. Branham, and my wife was there, too, we had breakfast or something, and I said, “Bro. Branham, now we’re into the two vines. I said give me an example of a true vine and a false vine.”
“Well,” he said, “I’m true vine and Oral Roberts is false vine.”
“Oh,” you say, “that’s nasty.” I’m glad you think so. “That’s name calling.” I never said it wasn’t. I’m not a hypocrite up here. And I’m not happy about poor Oral or anybody else; I’m just telling you the truth.
41Look! Either we are facing reality or forget it. Rip the picture off the wall. Then where would we go? Well, I’ll leave you a legacy. I’ll help you sell the church. They’re planning on bringing casinos into Ohio. You younger people need money to have a good time, have a beer bust, get your protection for AIDS, get yourself all sexed up and everything else because—Phttt!—nothing to it anyway. I’m too old to indulge anymore, so like an old codger I’ll just stand back and believe the truth.
In other words, I’ve repented with a repentance, too late; I’ve got caught up in the thing. Now how many people are going to believe that? They’re not going to believe that. And it says, “After you go through that tribulation can I throw everything onto this? Everything; if there is such a thing as a God and Eternal Life, can I throw everything onto It? And once you’ve gone through that tribulation, you’ve gone through your Armageddon; there’s only one thing left and that is for complete darkness to overtake the world because we are now in Goshen where Israel alone has light throughout the whole of Egypt. And the Bible says at this particular time the voice of the Bride is in Babylon, her song is in Babylon, her candle is in Babylon but when she gets taken out, and she leaves the earth, there’s nothing left but the Great Tribulation and the burning. Now you can think anyway you want to think but I’ve got news for you, you cannot change the Word of Almighty God.
42Now, he says in here, “How we ought to live in this present day. How we ought to live.” Well, you know that’s not just morals. Let’s go over here to Luke 12:
(35) Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning;
Put on the whole armor of God! Get with it! How can you put on the whole armor of God, unless you got the whole armor to put on? Huh?
There was a sign in a restaurant, the Club Café back in Red Deer. My wife and I used to go there. We had the magnificent sum of two bits to go and buy a cup of coffee and a piece of pumpkin pie with whipped cream on it. And in this café run by Chuck and Moon it said up there, “In order to eat a good meal; you must have a good meal to eat.” Well, that’s sensible. How are you going to put the full armor on if there’s not a full armor to be put on?
(36) And (you) yourselves like…men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately.
43Haa! I remember when I first saw the…what the Appearing really was, which was the Presence, “My message is to declare that He is here;” I didn’t even know he had said it. And I would talk to certain people, but I’m going to tell you something, the two people that saw it like a flash, Jack Bell and Jack Palmer. I talked to other people and “oh, so and so said,” and walked right away. Brother Palmer never did take it the way I take it; that is take the whole message, but I’m sure he must preach it because Jack certainly knows the Word, and he saw it. He’s a good brother. But I mentioned to him, right away when I said certain things about a certain thing, he said, “Lee, I know where it is.” He went right to the book and opened it.
I said, “Jack, I know there’s something wrong with the way the printed word is being printed. There’s something left out.”
He said, “I can prove it;” went right to the book and found it.
44These people here, many of them, no, it’s… Let’s just say what Scripture says. We are to be so one with this Word that nothing fazes us. As soon as the truth comes to the surface we take It. Now watch!
(37) Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. (That’s the Wedding Supper and the communion table.)
(38) And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, (to) find them, blessed are those servants. (Now it tells you, He couldn’t come in the first or second so He could come in the third though.)
(39) And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through. (Now he’s just making an illustration there; just an illustration.)
(40) Be ye therefore also (ready): for the Son of man cometh at an hour ye think not.
(41) Then Peter said, Lord, speakest thou this parable unto us, or to all?
Now what are we trying to say here? We’re trying to tell you that there is a certain spirit about the Bride that doesn’t have to do with morals. It has to do with the Word of the hour relative to the Appearing and the Coming. Or as Bro. Branham said, “He comes before He comes.” Remember, I read that here? I don’t remember I read it; I read it right over the pulpit, just told you flat. There’s a spirit with that. Now, let’s then…I don’t want to judge anybody be rough, but if I am understanding this right, then I understand Matthew 25 right, “Behold, the Bridegroom, come out and see Him.” No, it says, “The Bridegroom cometh, behold, come out to Him.” There then is an expectancy.
45Now let’s go a little further. Bro. Branham always talked about that Pillar of Fire, and he noticed that Light…whether it’s the Pillar of Fire, the same thing over his head, I’m not going to argue, I’m not going to care two bits about, all I know is he would say, “We’ll ask Him to come. We’ll see if He comes. We don’t know if He will. He’s here.” And then he’d talk about that flame being out there.
I want to ask you a question. There are…it’s nothing, it’s rhetorical. Of all the hundreds of thousands of people that know about that, how many people really understood the Presence? No, that was just a phenomenon. That was a little bit of icing on our Pentecostal cake, hallelujah. I’ve got news. That’s entirely wrong.
46Now, let’s go over here again in 1 Thessalonians, the 4th chapter. It’s all the same thing.
(16) For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Okay, we talk about then the actual literal Presence of the Lord. Now, Bro. Branham left a little note in his desk; it was found after his death, of course, and I can’t remember exactly but it is something like this, “How we ought to so live as we’ll see our loved ones in the Resurrection.” It’s the same…
1 Thessalonians is the same thing as 1 John, the 2nd chapter….
(28) And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his (Presence). (That’s the Appearing is the Presence.)
47Now then, what are we talking about here? “How we ought to live” has to do with His Presence. Therefore, though it is not a moral proposition but a true spiritual proposition it will embrace the moral. In other words, there is a Word at this hour though moral goes far beyond morality. It is not a Word of power that merely brings forth gifts and manifestations. It is not merely a Word that changes our nature so we no longer give way to the world, the flesh, and the devil but is a Spirit within us that causes us to identify with the Presence. Now, that Spirit is not yet strong enough.
Now I’m going a little bit far here because I’m going to compare us to Bro. Branham but let us dilute it fifty percent. If Bro. Branham were here in this pulpit or anyplace in a restaurant or any place out yonder, you were with him, you would find a singular—what will I put it?—a singular reverence toward God that you would see It and know that many men with the correct intonation with the correct expression, with the correct Scripture, would stand there as though they had it but they don’t. Because there is a reverence and a something that cannot possibly be derived or arrived at by any human being regardless of God and His holy Scripture unless you are a part of that fulfilled Scripture.
Do you understand what I am saying? If you don’t; then turn your radio on. Get the Springfield station, and you will hear these men preach in such a way as to make you feel ashamed and they haven’t got a clue as to what they should be studying and the division of God’s Word because let me tell you something, morals is not the answer though people are moral and God will hold judgment over the morals of people. But you are not asked to enter into a place where you on your own can go to the Tree of Life and become immortal. It is a grace that God bequeaths according to election or you won’t make it. And all you got to realize is David had to come forth in the First Resurrection or something is awful messed up. And it wasn’t morals that got him there. Not that he’s a typical immoral man; I’m not trying to run his morals down. I’m just trying to show you something here. All right.
48Let’s go to Hebrews, in the 12th chapter, and we’re going to deal about this present day. It says:
(3) For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest (you) be wearied and faint in your minds.
Now, who were the contradicting sinners? The most moral upright religious people of the hour and Bro. Branham said, “You couldn’t put your finger on those priests.” And he said, “Jesus was a plaguing whipper-snapper alongside those priests.”
The kind old priest would say, “Who was there when you needed money? Who was there when you were needing…to get married? Who was there at the burial? Who was there at the dedication of the circumcision? Who was there?” Your kind old priest! But he said, “That renegade ripped everything down that we call sacred in our temple, acting like a maniac, calling himself the Son of God, calling himself the Messiah. Blasphemer! That’s what he is! Called himself the true prophet! Nothing but serpent seed!”
Who did it? See? Consider Him who was right and contradicted because He was right. How many people know what it is for the boss to kick you out the door because you were right and he was wrong or how many were smart enough to keep your smart tongue silent when you knew you were right and the boss would bust you if you made him look as though he were wrong? Ask Joe White why he wasn’t allowed to go back and lecture to some university class because he was right and his boss was wrong. They wouldn’t let and admit that the government had made a mistake.
Let’s look at you and me this…morning. Husbands, how often do we admit to our wives that we’re wrong? Don’t bring that up; I just did. How many women?
49Contradico means ‘to cross the word’. These men fought Jesus on his Word and we will be fought on our Word or let’s face it we ain’t got nothing. If it’s not worth fighting for, it ain’t worth having. And a man that won’t take a stand for something will fall for anything. Now it says right here,
(4) (You) have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.
In other words, Paul was saying, “You weren’t martyred because you came up with the right Word at the wrong time, I mean you came up with the right Word at the right time but it was the wrong time for them.”
(5) …have (ye) forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto children, My son, despise thou (not) the (training) of the Lord, nor faint when (you are) rebuked of him:
Now he’s saying right here that Jesus corrected the Pharisees and that’s all He did. And He did it by manifestation and they hated Him.
(6) For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he (receives).
Doesn’t mean he boots the intestines out of them, kicks him around. It means He comes on the scene and has the fellow change his word. He gives him a chance to repent. Gives him a chance to know what’s right. That takes an awful lot, that a person can say, “I’m wrong.”
50Now it says right here,
(8) But if (you are) without (that) chastisement, (if you are without the correction, the correct and right teaching concerning the truth he said, then you are) bastards, (you are not true children of God.)
In other words, you are claiming to be but your ancestry is not of God. Why? That’s what he said to the Pharisees. He said, “If you were of God, you’d take His Word right now and you would know all about Moses, where it went.”
That’s why…look it, I feel today if this church here can weave the Scripture back and forth with the prophet, we haven’t got any trouble at all because we agree. You say, “We might make a little mistake.” We’re not going to make any mistakes because we accept the doctrine. We’re not here to make mistakes; we’ve accepted the end time message which is perfect. It’s out of your hands; it’s out of my hands. Just the same as out of the hands of Bro. Branham: do you think it was put into his hands, and out of his hands, and dump into our hands and make us responsible? Hogwash! You believe a vindicated message the same as the prophet; it will all come into line. You and I won’t know everything. We’re not of those that are condemned because we can change every time the Word comes up, we say, “That’s right, and we’re wrong.” Bro. Branham correctly said, “Let every man’s word me a lie; let mine be the truth;” and that’s speaking for the Lord Jesus Christ.
51Now, it says right here, [Hebrews 12:]
(3) For consider him that (was denied that he was telling the truth)…
Over here in Gen 3:1-7 you see the very same thing took place back there because the Tree of Life was convicted. Now, in there, Satan said to the serpent, “I tell you what, you can all be like God. You can be in the prophetic class. You can positively receive revelation.”
And she said, “Goodie, goodie, goodie, tell me about it because evidently you understand.”
He said, “I certainly do and I’m glad you asked and I’ll tell you.”
Now, Deuteronomy 18 we see God’s people that came out under the blood, under the Pillar of Fire, under a Word to take them in type into the Millennium, tell them at the last day showdown, I’m going to tell you how to make sure whose got the truth. It’s got to be a prophet with THUS SAITH THE LORD because the rest like Jannes and Jambres have all kinds of signs too, and remember, God can…the devil cannot create. The devil cannot heal. So they’re going to be genuinely anointed to the gifts and to the power but they’re going to be false on the Word.
Now there you are. You come all the way today, brother/sister, right from Genesis, right to the Tree of Life, you come six thousand years and you stand at the threshold of immortality. Are you going to go in? You cannot go in unless you admit to His Presence, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock,” and the One from heaven is speaking to set His church in order, to bring you true repentance based on irrevocable vindication. Such vindication that the Christians so-called don’t want.
52Now if you got a mind like a little old raw heathen when they saw Paul in the Book of Romans, come with the power of God, you’ve got a good chance of getting somewhere, but if you’ve been a Pentecostal you’ve got just ninety-nine and ninety-nine hundred percent chance of saying, “Well, bless God, we got that, too.” I’m one of the few, thank God, that Pentecost came out of. I never did want it. I don’t know. The minute I was in I knew something was wrong, but I always thought I was wrong, and I still think I’m wrong because morally I’m bankrupt, but spiritually I’ve got hope in Christ, my King, who came down and revealed and manifested Himself to us.
53That’s as far as we’re going to go. We got one paragraph done, very good, very good. Wednesday I’ll start reading very rapidly. But you see I had to show you all these things because you see, this is the doctrine. We’re not here, brother/sister, to drive in new nails. We’re just here to clinch them deeper. What do you do when the boards of your floor get a little bit up and down? Take the hammer, [Bro. Vayle whistles.] hit the nail again. That’s it. Right! That’s how you do the thing, isn’t it? That’s what we’re doing this morning hitting these nails. Bro. Branham brought us the nails. We just try to put our hammer with his, bless God, give our strength with his strength. Pound those nails deeper, clench them a little harder, make sure we’re going out in the mighty ark that God is building today which is a Bride in her glory which is His glory. Let’s rise and be dismissed.
54 Heavenly Father, we want to thank You again for Your goodness and mercy to us. And Lord, if we take a paragraph at a time, an hour and a half we’re not going to worry one little bit, we know that that’s not going to be the way it is but we want to just take every single thing the prophet said and look at it and look at it, until we are caught up in the wonderment of gazing at this Word Lord, that dovetails every which way. At least we believe It does, Father, and we’re looking to You, Lord, if there is anything wrong with our understanding, You’ll change it, like Paul said, “If you don’t understand this, God’s able to do something about it.” And Lord, he was speaking to a church back there that already was on the way down. When you begin to compare Lord, what they had at the first season, I don’t think we’re too worried about our last season that You can’t come along and clean us all up and give us, grant us repentance Lord, bring us into that most sacred holy place that You want us to be. I can’t believe for one minute that that’s going to fail. In fact I know it won’t. We’re looking to you this morning Lord, every single man, woman and child, doesn’t matter who it is. We’re looking to You Lord, for that help, the blessedness of the Holy Spirit that goes right to the heart of this Word Lord, identifies with It, and in identifying in that great passive faith brings forth an active faith Lord, of a walk, a judicious walk before You Lord, one that loves his brothers and sisters, one that John spoke of that was “we walk in the light as He is the light, we have fellowship one with another, the Blood of Jesus Christ, God’s Son cleansing.”
And Lord, we’re back to that walk of fellowship in the Presence of our Lord, back to the communion, back just like you told Bro. Branham, “Wouldn’t you like to take a walk with Me?” I believe Lord, that’s open to every single one of us in our own particular place that you put us. And I believe Lord, the most important thing this morning is that walk with You is by the Word in our minds, as we see the Word through the eyes of the one that You ordained, God’s own eyes at this time, the prophet in…the Spirit of God in a prophet, God in a prophet, bringing us truth, we, Lord, believing it.
Father, I’m looking for that to bring forth Eternal Life. I’m looking for It to bring forth immortality. I don’t look, Lord, for a Bride to do it by works. I believe it’s by grace, though I believe works will be there. I don’t believe for one minute, Lord that Mark 16 is out of vogue. I don’t believe it’s out of the Bible. I don’t believe it’s out of practice. I believe it’s here for us Lord, but I believe there’s something greater and far beyond it, and that is, Lord, that those things simply came out of the Resurrection, and now He who is the Resurrection is here, and one day we’ll call all those forth that must come forth and change us and take us to the Wedding Supper.
Help us Lord, everyone to be as those who are waiting for the Bridegroom to come in this hour, knowing He’s already here in Spirit and we’re rejoicing in His Presence. Heal the sick amongst us Lord, we pray in Jesus’ Holy Name. Those requests that came in, let there not be one evidence left, O God. We know, Lord, this message brings healing. We know Lord, just one little word to You and things turn right around. O God, help us to see it more than ever. Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God be all power, glory and honor through Jesus Christ our Lord, world without end, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
‘Take the Name of Jesus with you.’