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1 Let us pray: Heavenly Father, again we want to acknowledge the truth of the song we’re singing that You are here and all things are possible, and we admit that we have looked at certain definite areas wherein we have been pleased to acknowledge it and hunger for it, and want it, and look for a fulfillment. We have heard the prophet say, what You did here in the days of Your flesh, You’re doing here now upon earth even to the extent of saying that, You had more success in his own body, as it were, than You had in Your own when You were here on earth, but it was Your ministry doing it. And yet Lord, we know that there is another side too, and there is that side wherein Lord, You stood here knowing Your crucifixion was at hand, knowing that You would be betrayed by men and turned over to Satan, and there stood Judas and You literally encouraged him to go right ahead and do what he was going to do, and we see Bro. Branham also knew the same, he said, “I know who my Judas is,” and he encouraged those very people to go right ahead.
And so Lord, there’s lessons we need to learn in this day and this hour to encourage you to go right ahead Lord, in our hearts, minds, and lives and we encourage those things that would come against us, just go ahead, it’s all right because it’s the will and the plan of Almighty God, not to rise up, not to be flustered as Bro. Branham called it, “flusterated,” and these things Lord, but to walk in that same Spirit he had knowing that out of death comes life as it has never come before, even as You were that begotten…Son that You came forth way back in the preexistence age of the specks of stardust and those things, You were begotten again from the dead, and that was the greatest because now exalted. And Father, we know that that’s what the church is standing for in this last hour, we pray that we may stand there in this way Lord, give us more than sentiment, O God, give us more than pleasant thoughts, give us more than nice ways, give us reality, these are the things we desire. Help us to see them Lord, somehow, some way, let it come through this Word in the Name of Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen. You may be seated.
We are engaged in looking at number 9 in Satan’s Eden, and just before we start to read and hopefully we’ll get to the place where we can read beyond what we have studied on page 5. We’re up to page 5. And I can promise you that after today we will be able to read much, much more rapidly.
Now last Sunday, we made note, we took particular care to notice and emphasize the Biblical principle of the parallelism of Scripture which is what I call it and it emphasizes what Bro. Branham continuously taught and brought to our attention in what he called, “Twins; the twins.” It started in the Garden of Eden as twins, twin spirits, and now is again manifest in this age and those two spirits are so close that only the very elect can tell them apart so that all but the elect embrace the antichrist spirit and worship Satan. Now you know that that took place in the Garden.
2Now let’s just… before we look at that, I want to draw to your attention for the last three years or better, I have invariably brought to your attention what I consider to be the second most important principle that Bro. Branham gave us.
Number one, being Alpha and Omega: it starts in Genesis, it ends in Revelation. If you cannot find it in Genesis; it will never be in Revelation. You are either reading something into the Bible, or reading something out of the Bible, or misinterpreting what is in the Bible and you can’t deal with it. Now his statement was you do not bear or make the principle of putting your attention on what is in the middle. You look at the beginning and the end. And my statement was if you find a log and it’s a straight log, a piece of timber, and the end is oak and the beginning is oak, it’s oak. You don’t need to pay particular attention. Now Alpha and Omega is the first and distinct principle of what happened in the Garden, what happened down the road in junctures, and you watch where it ends, and you can see if the end is like the beginning, it is the end time. Now, that’s all there is to it; so you understand the principle.
3Now, as I said, knowing in my subconscious from what Bro. Branham taught, I have used my own terminology, the parallelism of Scripture, which signifies there are two parallel lines, and if two parallel lines suggest, not suggest, but actually mean there are two lines that are always equal distance apart which never bend or ever meet. Now you wrap that around the world or around a sphere and if you run parallel lines around the world making that as a matter of time as we know it, you will have two lines which never come together. Do you follow what I’m saying? They can never bend. They can never cross. One cannot be the other.
So, the principle of twins, and my term ‘parallelism of Scripture’: one, God and Satan; two, light and darkness; three, good and evil; four; life and death; five, righteousness, unrighteousness; six, truth and error; seven, blessing and judgment; eight, Jesus, Judas; nine, Son of man, son of perdition; ten, heaven and hell; eleven, New Jerusalem, lake of fire. Now that’s just some of it. All of that is in there and you cannot countenance one without the other. And you cannot misplace them as concerning time because they’re twins. Now, one twin may be born as much as six weeks apart, and have two separate fathers but they’re twins, and they come from one mother. And Eve is the mother of all living, not only scientifically, biologically, generically, genetically: spiritually, also. All right.
4Then never allow that to skip your thinking, if it is Christ, there is antichrist. If there is truth, there is error, if there is healing, there is sickness, if there is life, there is death. And I don’t care what you say but always the good is there ahead of the evil because the evil is nothing but a perversion of the truth, even as a lie is a perversion of truth. But remember, and I must keep drawing your attention to this, or you will mess up like everybody has messed up, and I have my problems, so I know except for you people who came from a church where you had no understanding of anything, particularly the Catholics, and you are in far better shape than the Protestants. Because you had the good sense to listen and not get your minds all crossed up. And I can tell you twins come at the same time even weeks apart but twins are twins signifying a time element that you cannot move out of.
Do you understand what I’m saying? You Catholics do but you Protestants don’t because I have a job myself and I pride myself on this, that I’m one of the few people that came out of Pentecost and Pentecost came out of me. Now my good brothers and sisters, you sit here this morning and you might not agree with me. I don’t care two bits if you don’t. I’m right and you’re wrong. It’s just that simple and over the years I’ve proved some of you wrong. You thought you understood but you didn’t. And you’re having a job right now this morning to identify the twins as two direct forces no matter how those forces manifest and they are here and at the same time. And one has to come ahead of the other and God was ahead of Satan, and life is ahead of death, and righteousness is before unrighteousness, but they’re twins.
5Now if I am supposed to be a teacher and I can take the Scripture, weave It back and forth according to how Bro. Branham placed that ministry, and according as other things that he said about me, which I hold to, you can do what you want about it. This is my pen; it’s not yours. You ain’t going to get it. You know I can talk about it but I mean it. I look you all in the eye this morning, I don’t care two bits what you think in this pulpit, outside of this pulpit I do, up here if you don’t like it, good-bye. I don’t want to hurt anybody’s feelings but I want you to know where I stand. It is taking me years, years to understand the simplicity of Bro. Branham’s message, but it always comes to the point where I have gotten it and will get it.
It took me years to recognize the principle of twins, and I still haven’t really recognized it on the grounds that it hasn’t consumed me and unless the fire of God, the Holy Ghost consumes the sacrifice it is not accepted of God. And the first thing you and I need, brother/sister, is not that which I just said but we need the Holy Ghost in a sanctifying power to clean out all the dross which number one is mental dross, a mind that is full of lies. Twins, always twins, multiple birth and always in a season because there’s a time to sow and a time to reap, and Eve allowed her body to be sown by two seeds.
6Now let’s get this flat, Satan wanted a seed, Satan wanted a man. What did he want the man for? To be sons of Satan. Why did he want the sons? To have a kingdom and for people to make him their father: now just think in your mind how he went about doing it. Just let it sink in this morning. We got all the time in the world. I’m in no rush. You’re in no rush. I’m sorry for you; sit right there where you belong. Sit here and think about it. He started to get what he wanted, twins.
Remember, Pentecost, the Spirit of Jesus came back. Bro. Branham called it, “the soul,” which is all right but don’t carry that too far. The spirit of Jesus came back, it’s called the Holy Ghost, upon the church but also the spirit of Judas came back making the Spirit of Christ and antichrist, twins. Right? Right!
7Now, the word ‘antichrist’ is not etymologically correctly defined as ‘against’; it’s ‘instead of’, by being instead of, it is against. So you see Satan deliberately took God’s place. He was instead of God bringing the Word and bringing forth through a male instrument, an animal, bringing forth his children. And when Cain rose up against Abel, he killed him for one reason, not that he was against Abel; he was against God. And he took Abel’s place, and he said, “Now I am it.” That’s why when Seth was born, Eve said, “I have another seed.” Speaking and knowing that she had mothered two different races.
Now, the wheat and the tares predicted by Jesus came forth at Pentecost and after Pentecost and they will continue together until they be separated at the time of the harvest and the time of the harvest is where the dirty eagles are gathered over the carcass in Matthew 24, and the clean eagles are gathered over the carcass in Luke 17 which is as we will see according to the prophet, 2 Th 2:1.
8Now notice, my brother, my sister, how Bro. Branham taught the Seals as he brought them to us in Revelation, the 6th chapter.
(1) And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, (and) one of the four beasts saying, Come see. (Look at this.)
(2) …I (looked), and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him; and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
Okay. What do you notice here? According to Bro. Branham this was the spirit of antichrist which first appeared in the Ephesian Church Age wherein the spirit of the antichrist had already taken form by inducing the clergy to organize and take an undue authority over the people, known as Nicolaitinism. The spirit was there. Now, that spirit gets in a man that they elect to be their representative, and they put a crown on him. And we are speaking of religion. Show me one religion outside of Catholicism that wears a crown. Now come on. They’re nice people, I got no problem. You say, “I’m not a nice person.” And I don’t intend to be. Nice people don’t only come in last—now Durocher never actually said that, or was it Casey, which one was it? Never mind, it’s one of them anyway. I’m going to tell you one thing, nice people all go to the lake of fire because if you don’t stand for something, you will fall for everything.
9The white horse rider turned into a red horse rider, and of course, he became a killer. The black horse turned it into a great paying business which laid the foundation for the great Basilicas and temples, and churches that there’s not enough money in the world and not enough talent to ever produce another Saint Peter’s. The gates in front of the altar in the big Basilica in Mexico City, the Catholics boast as far as I know my figures are right, twenty-two gates of twenty-two tons of pure gold, or either it’s fifteen gates of twenty-two tons or vice versa, not counting what’s behind. They begin selling their indulgences and everything else until you had to buy your salvation.
Then there was the black horse, I mentioned him which is your commercial, and number four was the brindle when they were all poured into one and Bro. Branham said, “He rides out into eternity.” Now remember this statement. Now at this particular time of the four Seals identified by the four phases of antichrist through Seven Church Ages, there is found in the Book of Revelation…chapter 4, there were four beasts, the lion, the lamb, the man, and the eagle. Under the lion it went forth in power; number two, revival had died as to what the first age was, and it wasn’t going to repeat as a whole Church Age. It began to draw back in the spirit of martyrdom, the lowly Christ. Then it went to the face of the man where the human mind became involved and this is where you find, men finally rose up beginning with Luther and said, “This isn’t sense,” and the Catholics rode roughshod, killing millions and millions of Protestants, I suppose sixty million, and the same spirit of hell came upon Joe Stalin, another Catholic, to destroy people left and right.
10And the spirit of man finally rose up to the place of where there is a…there was a Khrushchev who wanted to get out of the mess and the West would not listen. Read the books, you’re going to find out. I caught that years ago, and it’s right in the record today. They should have listened, but now under Gorbachev, you have the human mind has risen to the capacity where it feels something must be done, scientifically and courageously, something must be done and it will be a human instrument. And I want to tell you that the end of the age where the mind becomes the greatest which is everything poured into one, the brindle horse. It’s just like Mandela is loosed in Africa. What good does it do? He said, “We’re going to socialize certain things.” Why does he want to socialize them? It’s been proved it won’t work. It’s a brindle horse. It’s a mess that rides into eternity.
And at the time of that black horse where it’s all poured into one, which means the same thing that started in the Book of Genesis, “We will build a tower unto the heavens.” Not up into the heavens, they weren’t stupid. It was a religion to please everybody. It was a coming together. “We’ll be one.” Now what did God raise up at this time? An eagle, against the whole termination of church history, an eagle comes forth, screaming in the heavens. And that eagle, and God is likened unto an eagle, a prophet of God coming in this age and remember, as the black horse and rider rides off into eternity—now listen to my words and keep with them, because they’re the prophet’s words—as he rides off into eternity, then it’s got to be the same with the Spirit in the church. And when this Spirit that’s in the midst of us finishes His work which was Shout, Voice, Trumpet, the catching up to the incarnation, It will go into eternity. All right.
11What started in the Gentile Bride church in Galatians, chapter 1 to chapter 3, then over to Galatians 4? I won’t tell you to put on two more tapes. We’ll just quit when it’s time to quit. I always was good at lying, you know, I’m the troll and everything else. So let’s go to Galatians, and let’s begin reading so you can see what I’m talking about. Now this is better than going to Corinthians.
(1) Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by (a) man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;)
Now you can’t read that “but by Jesus Christ, ‘even’ God the Father”, because it says God the Father raised somebody from the dead. So you’re here where Paul takes us and Bro. Branham took us. We are not Oneness, we are not Trinity, neither are we Twoness. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
(2) And all the brethren which are with me, (in) the churches of Galatia: (That is a Gentile church.)
(3) Grace and peace (be unto you) from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ,
12You’ll never get peace apart from grace; and you’ll never get grace by itself. He always sends truth; can’t have one without the other. You know it’s just exactly what old Dinah Shore sang for years, “Love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage,” even the songs of the world point to the Bible. They can’t help themselves. You know why? Because God reigneth! People might not think so but I’m happy about the fact of God. I don’t have any worry about the devil or anything. I just don’t like his cotton-picking stinking barbs banging me around. Of course, the worse thing in the world is when people allow them, to penetrate them, then they cause problems. Well, one day.
(3) Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ,
(4) Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:
(5) To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
(6) I marvel that (you) are (so) soon removed from him that called you into the (gospel) of grace...unto another gospel:
(7) Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you,…
Now remember, he told the Corinthian church, you have already got another gospel. And he nails this bunch down to the same thing. [Galatians 1]
(7) …but there be some that trouble you, would pervert the gospel of Christ. (Now what is another gospel? It is a perversion. How can you tell a perversion? It is not what Paul preached.)
(8) But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
(9) As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than you) have received, let him be accursed.
13Now then, Paul is asking the question. “I marvel that you are…how come you are so soon removed from Him that called you unto the gospel of grace?” I want to ask you a question. Was Paul talking about himself or Jesus? Now we must be very, very sweet people, and we must never give credit to anybody because you see that would, you know, take glory from God. And might…the fellow might not be humble any longer. Don’t be a stinking lousy hypocrite. Just admit the church is full of jealousy. Hey, nobody is trying to protect Paul. You go too far by talking about Paul and Bro. Branham.
14I was over in Norway in 1975; the Finns came over to listen. Because I dared to talk about William Branham in the same breath as Jesus Christ, to talk about William Branham, prophet of God, vindicated by God through the Word, making manifest the truth that this one who should do it; they got a prayer meeting and they prayed, I think, earnestly for God to kill Lee Vayle.
I’m going to look you people in the eye. You ain’t kidding me. You ain’t kidding God. And there’s nobody on tape listening kidding me. I wasn’t born yesterday. I’ve got the same stinking passions you got. I got the same stinking judgment you got. I got the same stinking tendency you got. And I can read everyone like a book because all I got to do is read myself. That’s why Jesus came down to become a man to know exactly firsthand what was going on which even omnisience couldn’t do. Read every textbook about karate and some mule will kick your head off who hasn’t even read karate. [Congregation laughs.] You got to practice it; you can’t read about it.
(9) As we said before, so say I now again, If any (now the word ‘man’ is put in there, and it should not be put in there, any voice that you hear, any angel that comes near, any vision, anything, anything, anything, anything) preach any other gospel unto you than (you) have received, (then they got it from Paul) let him be accursed.
15Let him be accused. “Oh, Paul, ah, Paul! You arrogant slob!” Listen, Paul wasn’t the same jerk as the jerks he was preaching to. Ever since I was a kid preacher I’ve always had congregations, not you people. We’ve grown up …?... It wouldn’t do you any good to be otherwise, let’s just tell you flat, forget it, but they always try to make me feel like some poor little jerk, some poor little jackass that couldn’t tell as Jack Bell said, “split beans from buttermilk,” who couldn’t come in out of the rain or the snow, somebody so far gone every way that the stupid God who had no brains either made him a minister.
And the churches always wanted to make me feel if I just left they’d be all the better off. Let it sink in. Let it sink in. Let it sink in. I’m not Paul, the Apostle so you can forgive me if I was trying to throw off on you a bit about myself but the truth of the matter is I’m not because I don’t care two bits. I’m Paul not I’m Lee Vayle, the aged and the cruddy. John, the beloved, Paul, the aged, Lee Vayle, the cruddy; I’m getting both old and cruddy, and I get cruddier by the time I get older. I’m not throwing off on anybody; I’m just telling you this is what they did to Paul. This is what they did to Jesus, to William Branham. They do it to everybody. This started as the Alpha. This is the twin. Yeah. A twin rose up.
(10) …do I now persuade men, or God? …do I seek to please men? (if) I (please) men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
(11) But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel (that) was preached of me is not after man.
(12) …neither (I) received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
(13) For ye have heard of my conversation in (the) time past in the Jews’ religion (that’s his behavior, his way of life), how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it:
(14) And profited in the Jews’ religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers. (never mind the Word of God, the father’s traditions, Amanadis(?) and all the rest of them whoever they were and Gamaliel)
(15) But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace,
(16) To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:
(17) Neither went I…to Jerusalem to them… (that) were apostles before me; (apostles before him but he was apostle.) but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus.
(18) Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days.
(19) But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord’s brother.
(20) (And) now the things which I write unto you, behold, before God, I lie not.
(21) Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia;
(22) And was unknown by face unto the churches of Judea which were in Christ:
(23) But they had heard only, That he which persecuted us in times past now (preach the same) preacheth the faith which (he) once destroyed.
(24) And they glorified God in me.
Well, that’s a boast. Isn’t it? God in him; God in the prophets. Yet you get some person who doesn’t even know he’s got the genuine baptism, only anointed, he will stand up and say, “God, in that man. Who does he think he is?” Two bit skulls with two bit brains, leaves scattered by the wind, grass that dies, stands against the oak tree, the feather against the boulder. Look at me! Phttt! Hogwash!
(1) (And) fourteen years after I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, and took Titus with me also.
(2) And I went up by revelation, and communicated unto them (the) gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to them which were of reputation, lest by any means I should run, or had run, in vain.
(3) But neither Titus, who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised:
(4) And that because of false brethren unawares brought in,…
It sounds like he wasn’t circumcised but evidently he was circumcised, they put such a pressure upon him Paul had to grab him by the neck and cart him out. And here are these nice apostles, here are these nice fine men and they said, “Circumcise him and that will make the gospel of Christ work.” Well, come on. I’m telling you the truth. Are you getting it this morning? Yeah. This is ridiculous. A finished omnipotent work needs something to make it work? I need something to make this message work? What are you talking about? “Oh, Bro. Vayle, we need you.” You need me? Phttt! You just cut your stupid throat right there. You don’t need me. You already got what you need. Boy, oh boy, oh boy.
18The prophet came, this is what is necessary, the five-fold ministry only carries on what the prophet gave and if they don’t carry it on, you are deceived and finished because you got another gospel. You’re not going to make this message work through Lee Vayle or yourself or anybody else. The message contains the life. And Bro. Branham said, “Nothing outside of this message will come to life,” so this message is life and if you have this message you have life and if you have life you have this message or you’re a liar. What more do you want, unless you don’t know what the message is?
You know what the message is? Bro. Branham said, “The angel came to him and said, …’Look,…as John the Baptist foreran the first coming of Christ, so your message will forerun the second coming of Christ’,” and he said in many places, he said, “I’ve got a commission.” What was his commission? To bring a message to forerun the second coming of Christ. And what was the message? It was a ministry, commissioned, a ministry, and he said, “My ministry is to declare that He is here.” Then why aren’t they preaching it?
19You ought to hear the phone calls I get, and you’ll know something; got a phone call just last night. A brother phoned and he said, “You know so and so.”
And I said, “No.”
“Well,” he said, “he talks about so and so.”
“Oh,” I said, “yeah, you…got his name wrong. His name isn’t what you said it was, it’s something else. So what about him?”
“Well,” he said, “he’s coming up here now.”
I said, “I told him to not go to the other place but go to you.”
“Well,” he said, “I think he’s just finding it out.”
So he went to that preacher he’s been sitting under and he said, “What about the Presence?”
The preacher said, “Yeah, …I believe that. I covered that.” One sermon. So this fellow in the church, that’s drifted from us, he’ll get the tape. He’ll know what I’m talking about. He’ll hear this tape. Don’t worry. He said, “I’ll tell you what to do. Don’t leave. Sit here.”
If you think I’m wrong get out of here. God, I hate stupidity in me and you both. If I’m not teaching truth, find yourself somebody who is teaching truth. If you think I’m teaching truth word by word, then get here because it’s life. I’m not trying to build a congregation. Look, forget it. All right. False brethren.
20If there’s false brethren; there’s true brethren. I get this from people; some of you sitting here in this church might have said it. I know stinking well, your relatives have said it. “Who are we going to believe? Nobody’s right.” How do you have false if there weren’t true to begin with? Why don’t you start looking? If I didn’t believe I was preaching the truth here; I’d quit. Sure I would. Find somebody! Get out fast.
Noah built an ark in a hundred and twenty years. The door was open. They dilly-dallied, silly-sallied. They didn’t care that he screamed judgment. No, it didn’t bother them at all. But the door closed. I’m going to tell you something, if you’re not meant for this Word you’re not going to get It. If I wasn’t meant for It; I’m not going to get It.
21Let’s keep reading. I want to show you the twins. We got them right here. We got Paul, the Apostle. Now where did these birds come from? Paul is the…Ephesian man. Paul is that good boy, that loveable servant of Almighty God. Now in…chapter 2 of Revelation.
(2) I know thy works (you Ephesian Church Age) how (you can’t) bear them which are evil: …
That’s Cain! And his evil work! He was worshipping God contrary to the Word. Why? Because he was serpent seed; well, come on. Was he or wasn’t he? I’m mean and wicked, ain’t I? I’m not angry at anybody, but brother/sister, listen to me, how long is it going to go on in your minds? How long before you make up your minds, you make a decision? Well, I won’t say it. I will hold it till next Sunday but you got to come to grips with yourselves, brother/sister. I’m getting too old. I ain’t going to be here too long. You’re wasting your time, some of you. It’s a pitiful thing to say but it’s true. [Revelation 2]
(2) …(you can’t) bear them which say they are apostles, and are not, and (have) found them liars:
They were false apostles. And Bro. Branham said, “Those men in that First Church Age came and confronted those beezers and said to them, ‘You are false apostles’.” He said, “Man that was flat.” In other words, it went over like a lead balloon.
They got angry, “How dare you?”
“Well,” he said, “you’re not saying what Paul said.”
Say, “Well, Bro. Vayle, you’re not either.”
You’re a liar. I read word by word, and talk about It. And I’m going to tell you flat, Bro. Branham warned, the same as the Scripture warns; it’s the doctrine you watch out for because if you don’t know the doctrine, I don’t care how you quote the prophet, you will never get it right. Bro. Branham told the Pentecostals flat, he said, “You Pentecostals know nothing alongside of a Presbyterian. Twist you every old which way, you don’t know which way you’re coming or going.” Know that Scripture, historically, fundamentally, theologically, right down the line, and he turned around and said, “You Baptists, you’ve got money in the bank and you can’t write a check. And you Pentecostals write a check and haven’t got any money in the bank.” Or vice versa to what it was. “Yeah, right, the Baptists could write a check and had no money.” Right down the line.
22Listen! Let’s keep reading. Now, this gospel, he profited in the Jews’ religion, was zealous… [Galatians 1:]
(15) But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace,
(16) To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood: (and so on.)
He said in [Galatians 2:] concerning Timothy.
(5) To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for an hour; (not for five minutes, in fact they hadn’t opened their mouth but Paul stood on his high horse and went at them) that the truth of the gospel might continue with you.
(6) But of these who seemed to be somewhat,
Sarcastic old goat, ain’t he? Hard bitten old fleabag, ain’t he? Here’s the man that came out of king’s palaces. Here’s the man with soft raiment. Here’s the guy with the education. Here was the up and coming red-blooded blue boy of the first century. Now he hasn’t even got a proper garment on. He gets so cold he said tell them to bring my cloak I’m freezing in the dungeon. Struck down by God, struck down by mankind, hated, not for anything he did but how he believed and how he said what he believed. Oh, he was a tough old cookie. He’s the kind of guy you wouldn’t bite or you’d break your teeth on him. He was tough.
23He talks about these false brethren, came in unawares. They were brought in. Nobody knew just how they got in and who they were; three kinds of believers sitting in the church. They wanted to spy out the liberty. In other words, what is your real freedom in Christ? How do you really stand? How come you get by without us? How do you think you’re going to escape our net? “Hey look, if anybody’s got it, we’ve got it. You better come to us or we’ll see that you go nowhere.” That’s where it started, governing the people, trying to rule them. Said, “We didn’t give place to those guys for a minute.” [Galatians 2]
(6) But of (those) who seemed to be somewhat, (whatsoever they were, (makes) no matter to me: God (accepts) no man’s person:) (Yours, mine or anybody else’s,) for they who seemed to be somewhat in conference added nothing to me:
(7) But contrariwise, (Boy, this guy was a real drummer. He could turn them around.) when they saw the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed unto me, as the gospel of the circumcision was unto Peter;
(8) (For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles:)
And he said from Jerusalem to Illyricum [Rom 15:19] everybody knows the supernatural vindicated ministry I’ve got to prove that I’ve got the truth. William Branham stood in a pulpit like this. There’s that little man right there, bald head and all, and he said, “Jesus Christ had more success in my ministry than He had in His own when He was here on earth.” Oh, brother/sister, people go by as though nothing has happened.
(9) And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go (to) the heathen, and they unto the circumcision.
(10) Only they would that we should remember the poor; (and) the same also (I) forward (you) to do.
(11) But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed.
24Here’s Peter. Here’s Peter, the man with the revelation said, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Where was his revelatory power when he faced Paul? He didn’t recognize Christ in Paul, God in Paul. I don’t mind that. I don’t mind at all. And you know how Peter got convinced? Right to the Word went the Apostle Paul. Showed what It was, a vindicated man for the First Church Age.
(12) For before…certain (men) came from James, he (ate) with the Gentiles: (He sure did. That’s in the Book of Acts.) but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing (those) of the circumcision. (He wanted to keep his good name, he said, “I’m a Jew, bless God, see look it, I’m circumcised myself.”)
(13) And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him; insomuch that Barnabas was carried away with their dissimulation.
So Paul threw him out. You talk about a tough old buzzard. “Barnabas, you’re allowed one fault, you did it. It was nice knowing you.” He said, “Now hold it, the Holy Ghost said, ‘Separate me Saul and Barnabas to the work that I have called them’.” Barnabas blew it. He didn’t stay with the work. What was the work? Grace! He blew it. He lay down the revelation; he added one word, circumcision.
25Now the word ‘circumcision’ is all right if applied to the heart. That’s good. But I got something else to tell you. Unless your minds have been circumcised, your hearts will never be. How can you be circumcised? Only by the Word because circumcision is a picture of sanctification and only the Word of God can sanctify, nothing else can. Now,
(14) But when I saw they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel,
Now watch! It wasn’t that circumcision is a bad thing. Doctors disagree on it right today. They say it’s proven that men with…that aren’t circumcised get more diseases from the infection of the bladder and prostate and so on, women can get cancer and so on. But nobody’s proved it. They just say it lies…one report one time, another, another report, and that’s fine if you’re going to be medical, you can study it and do what you want to do but when it comes to the Scripture, you try to add circumcision any rights whatsoever to the pure unadulterated gospel of grace, and you blow it.
26I like what old Rolf Barnyard said; he’s one of my favorites. I suppose, he could be dead by now. He watched Bro. Branham, he sat there chuckling and grinning and say, “Praise the Lord,” he’d say, “that’s great for you guys, I like it. I just don’t understand it,” he said, “but I like it.” When he gave an altar call he said, “I will not call you to this altar lest you put your faith in one step that you make toward God.”
You know something? That’s the way Bro. Branham had it; I wished he’d always stayed with it. He said, “It’s not an altar call; it’s a water call.” Bro. Branham explained to me when I preached in Florida, many, many years ago, not even knowing what I was preaching, when I hit the altar call smack dab in the head, I took it to Pentecostals and they could have ripped my stomach out and tromped on them. They became vitriolic and violent against me. They said I made the altar an unclean thing. The altar is an unclean thing if you’re Pentecostal and you put your faith in it, and you think it means something. Christ is our altar. If you believe the junk you’ve been taught over all these years, you circumcise your mind in order that your heart become circumcised.
27Now he said here to Peter, said to Peter, [Galatians 2]
(14) …If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of (the) Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?
(15) …We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles,
(16) Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
He tells you right here, Jesus had faith that if He gave His life that would do the trick. Then that’s where you put your faith, is in the faith of Jesus. He had faith that if He died for our sins, He’d be raised again, become the Justifier, the Mediator, and bring us to God. If you got faith in what Jesus did why are you trying to add to it? “Oh, Bro. Vayle, I could make it look a little nicer.” You cotton picking heathen, you belong to Cain. “I’ll make it a little nicer.” Well, just don’t understand.
(16) …for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
(17) But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves are found (to be) sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid.
28He said, “All right now, we got to get circumcised.” In other words, while I’m believing in Christ I still present myself as a sinner. I got to do something. You can’t do it. This is the faith of Christ that you and I must endorse and you and I must get a handle on and the true baptism with the Holy Ghost releases it. That’s that faith, the simple faith like hyssop that you and I have, well, that’s just because we’re seeds of God. But you talk about this other in Peter, that’s a different thing entirely. Peter says,
(18) For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor.
He tells you that. If you go back from this message there isn’t any hope. You’re finished. You’re shot. Yet you say, “Well, I’m looking for somebody who is really right.” If you’re looking for a paragon of virtues, in other words, somebody that’s actually Jesus Christ, you are insane, spiritually insane. It is not that anybody ever lived the Word outside of Jesus Christ, but it’s incumbent upon us to believe the Word. And I’ll stand with Bro. Branham, making his call to the people, he said flat out like Samuel, “Have I ever lied to you? Have I taken your money?” Or has this pulpit ever done it? Hogwash! I’ll match you dollar for dollar and truth for truth any day of the week, I’m ashamed of nothing and neither do I boast, I just know where I stand. Well, what do you want for a nickel? You don’t realize what I’m saying; I’m going to repeat at the White Throne. What Bro. Branham told me I will look everyone in the eye at the White Throne, and if I ever came from Bro. Branham with a message to you, and you’ll believe somebody else lying, I will meet you at the White Throne because Benny I didn’t lie when that man lied to you; Bro. Branham was not speaking about you, son, no way shape and form. The man lied. I’ve known Benny a long time.
29White Throne: God, I wish I had time for six hours to preach. You can’t take it and I can’t take it either but it’s so much to say, as though I may never say it again, I don’t know. But if I build again I go back to organization. I go back to works instead of the revealed faith. That’s doctrine. I lose everything but out of revealed faith comes an active faith. [Galatians 2]
(20) I (have been) crucified with Christ: (Paul says,) nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ (lives) in me: and the life (that) I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, (not by his own faith, but the faith of the Son of God.)
In other words, what Jesus himself had faith in and did. That’s all. The old song that says, “Simply to Thy cross I cling.” I wonder did that man know something, or that woman that we don’t know? I’m afraid it’s true, that person likely did, if it was really inspired by God. If it was mere sentiment I’m sorry because brother/sister, I’ll be the first to admit I live in too much sentiment. I don’t need sentiment. I need reality.
(21) I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
30Christ’s own faith is shot. Christ died a fool, died a fool. Why did He bother? [Galatians 3]
(1) O foolish (Listen now!) O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, (Who put a spirit on you? Well, we’ll let that blow over, too.) that (you) should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath evidently (been) set forth, crucified among you?
What is it to obey the truth? To believe those that God has sent! What are the works, they said, that we may have eternal life, we may believe, we may do this, he said, “You believe on the one that I send. You believe on me whom God hath sent. And if you believe on whomsoever I send, you recognize that I have been sent of God, That One has been sent of God, you are in the clear, take it from there.” That’s the Cornerstone.
The Cornerstone of the church has never failed. And the Cornerstone of the church is the Cornerstone of every single individual because John said, “We become a pillar in the temple of our God,” and that’s part of the foundation. And if you’re not right with the Alpha, you’ll never be right with the Omega. And the pillars are growing side by side, but not in God’s temple, but they’re growing side by side.
(2) …only (this) would I learn of you, (you foolish Galatians) Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
31In other words, did you baptize yourself with the Holy Ghost? Did you get the measure of the Spirit of God just by…because something you did? Or did you have to stand right there and as Pentecostal people do, plead the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ that that was fully efficacious for every sin, you have been justified, and now through the Mediator, Jesus Christ, you come right in the Presence of Almighty God, baptized in water, and stand there as candidates to get filled? And this is solely based upon a promise that comes from the faith of Jesus Christ. Now then if you and I believe that Jesus is at the right hand of the Majesty on high, then we are believing in the faith of Jesus Christ Himself and have a portion of it. Now don’t take that too far because a lot of the world believes that, too. I’m just telling you how it works, but Bro. Branham tells you how Satan comes in and makes every one of those things think you’ve got it and you don’t have it.
The Catholic Church never did say that the virgin Mary replaced Jesus Christ as the One who died and was the Intercessor; they only made her a sub…—What you call it?—an adjunct to the Lord Jesus Christ to put a little more pressure on God. “Now surely his mother…” and she can do it, too, “will put pressure on Jesus, who will put pressure on God. Hmm, yeah.”
And wasn’t it Pope Pius XII who said to the whole Catholic world, “Mary has ascended bodily and she is in heaven;” and every theologian rose against it, “Don’t, don’t, don’t, don’t do that; it’s wrong. You haven’t got a leg to stand on.” He said, “I’m infallible, bless God. She’s ascended.” Well, hallelujah, me may not know it but here’s a pair of keys that went in the air and whether you know it or not, that is a fifty billion dollar piece of gold. Now I said it, so that makes it gold. Now are you so stupid you can’t catch it? Ted Kennedy, a Roman Catholic sits in Congress, he’s got the same mind. Now, maybe, I shouldn’t insult the Catholics by bringing him up. [Congregation laughs.] That’s the truth. That’s the truth. Listen! The Catholics said when Jack Kennedy ran, they said, “He’s not fit to represent us.” If he was a man like Smith who ran and couldn’t get it—it was Smith(?), wasn’t it? Remember, come on you Americans. You were born down here. They said, “There was a man. [Smith] This guy is a womanizer. [Kennedy]” So is the devil; he’s got a whole lot of them, silly women, he led them captive.
32Listen! [Galatians 3:]
(2) …by the hearing of faith?
(3) Are ye so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are (you) now made perfect by the flesh?
(4) Have ye suffered so many things in vain? If it…yet (be) in vain.
(5) He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? (Now he was speaking concerning himself and this is what he said,) He therefore that ministereth…the Spirit (to you), (even working) miracles among you, (how does) he (do) it…?
Paul vindicating his own ministry and he brought him right to the point. He said, “I am a vindicated person. Then why are you listening to these other people, who have taken what I said and are changing it?” He didn’t say they came with their own story. He said, “It was a perverted gospel.” And what is something perverted? It is that which was real in the beginning. What is a lie? It is the truth misrepresented.
(6) Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. (and right on down the line)
(8) …the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham saying, In thee shall all nations (of the earth) be blessed.
(9) So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham. (Not the Jews.)
(10) For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in (that which is) written in the book to do them.
(11) But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.
(12) And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.
(13) Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
(14) That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
(15) Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man’s covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth, or (a man adds) thereto.
(16) Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith now, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.
(17) And this I say, that the covenant, …was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot (annul)…
33He laid it right on the Jews and said, “How stupid can you get spiritually? You were given an original promise. Go back to it.” And Bro. Branham said, “It doesn’t what matters what’s in between.” Huh? Do you get what I’m talking about? The law was given between. The law was given between. The law was given between. So it doesn’t matter what’s given between. You don’t look at it. You don’t worry about it. What was given between the First Age and this age is contaminated; it is death but at the end time nothing outside of this message comes to life: it is life. You ought to be running around the building screaming and me chasing you. All right.
34Now, I won’t read the rest there. We’re going to go to chapter 4…[Galatians]
(19) My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,
(20) I desire to be present with you now, and to change my voice; for I stand in doubt of you.
Now listen, this is a Gentile church that went back to what it came out of which was heathen and Jewish, so it’s an Exodus church. “Come out of her, my people, and be ye separate, or you’re gone.” Now he says here,
(21) Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law?
(22) For it is written, that (Now watch!) Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman.
(23) But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was (born) by promise. (actual election)
(24) Which things are an allegory: for (there) are…two covenants; the one (that come) from…mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar.
35In other words, he’s giving an allegory, an illustration from the Old Testament. He’s telling them something. There are two churches in existence now, and one is in bondage and will be. And they’ll be judged at the White Throne, and they will go to the lake of fire. Now I’m telling you this. This is the Bible.
(25) For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children.
(26) But Jerusalem (mount Zion) which is (from) above is free, (and) which is the mother of us all.
Now that’s a wrong interpretation. It’s ‘our’ mother. It doesn’t say ‘mother of us all’. Look in the margin. How could it be mother of us all and be an allegory about two different groups of people? Fap! That’s stupid. You know it couldn’t mean that.
(26) …which is (our) mother….
(27) For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband.
36What’s he talking about? He’s talking about Sarah who couldn’t have a baby. Positively couldn’t. Now who was the desolate? The woman he kicked out. She could have babies like a pup litters, or dog litters, pig’s litters. No problem, very, very few in the Bride; millions out there. Doesn’t have a husband; yet at the end time she says, “I am no widow. I’m a queen. My husband’s the king.” That’s God. That’s why Jesus is the Prince of Peace because He’s the Son of the King. Melchisedec was King of Peace. King of Peace: Prince of Peace. She says, “I’m the wife of the King, hallelujah. Oh yeah, I’m queen. I’m no widow.” Oh my God! Now listen! She’s got way more kids. [Galatians 4:]
(28) Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise.
(29) But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even…it is (so) now. (Now listen!)
(30) Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman.
Seed is not heir with the shuck. What is the shuck? Pentecost, last day church, yet people want to go back to Pentecost. Get these preachers coming and say they believe Bro. Branham. All they want to do is shout and scream and run around and everything under God’s high heaven but get to the Word. What…I don’t understand. How much time we got? Huh? Ten, we’re just about done. Well, that’s nice I got about one page done. Will you come back another time? All right. I’m sorry about that but that’s what we’re looking at.
37I had to get this to let you know what we are talking about in this message here, and understand categorically as it was in the beginning, it is at the end, the very same gospel of Paul must come back. And how’s it going to come back? Anybody knows there’s only going to be one way. How in the world was it given? Then this man stands there by vindication, said, “Just think how wonderful the same Pillar of Fire that brought the Word is here revealing It.” They said, “Ah, boy, well, you know he had a great ministry but you see it happens to everybody that has a ministry they get puffed up and carried away, you know, and attribute themselves something and blah, blah.”
What about Dr. Price? He’s a fine man. He was educated. He was the most brilliant scholar as a child, even won prizes, this that and the other thing. Oh, didn’t he get…didn’t he get caught up when his great ministry began to fail and there’s no man ever had a ministry in the spirit physically that did not fail, they always they go to the Word, and Dr. Price was off the Word. Do you think Oral Roberts is on the Word? Come on, I challenge you before God, you find me one person that had a great ministry that that ministry did not end and he went to teach It. I’ll prove it to you. I can show you the Bible. I can show you history. Even Jesus Christ ministry ended, and he began teaching. William Branham’s, but they were vindicated as of God, not saying other men weren’t but it wasn’t the hour to bring the gospel back. You watch and you’ll understand twins. Twins, twins, twins.
38And remember, we haven’t got to it yet, I haven’t got there yet, I’m going to read all of Matthew 10 but not today. We’re going to close. But I want to warn you that this message, the crux of the whole thing is getting across to you the time element of twins, and before antichrist could come on the scene, Spirit of Christ had to come on the scene. Do you understand what I’m saying? Before there was error there had to be truth. How long? What is the discrepancy? What is the time? I don’t know. But when He came down There, it was for the purpose of separation, exoneration and judgment. And people say, “Well now, just a minute, it should have just like this.” It doesn’t happen simultaneously. It can’t because truth has got to come first, then how soon error sets in I don’t know, and I’m not here to tell you. But I am here to tell you watch it or you’ll be just like the world out there and they say, “Nah, that couldn’t be that, that couldn’t be that, nah, that couldn’t be that, nah, that couldn’t be that.”
And as soon as we get back to reading Bro. Branham you’re going to find that he said, we read it already here in paragraph 18, he said, “They can’t get the time right.” What about you and me? Well, I think I preached any anointing off I might have had. I don’t know about you but I preach hard enough and to the point if you haven’t got it it’s not my fault. If you have got it it’s still not my fault. I’m neutral. Let’s rise and be dismissed.
39 Most Gracious Heavenly Father, thou who art God, who resides in the heavens, yes, that is true in the particular understanding of Your sovereignty, grace, and majesty, but we understand even now You’re here in the form of the Pillar of Fire to raise the dead and to bring us into a Millennium, and Lord, I know that no matter how hard I preach with what conviction to persuade men, if I’m preaching wrong it’s still wrong, voluminous words Lord, and much emphasis, all it amounts to is hot air Lord, if it isn’t the breath of God behind it all in this hour Lord, a true revelation by the Spirit of God. I know Lord, the prophet brought a true revelation, and I believe by Your own Spirit Lord, what the prophet said I believe that a revelation goes forth in this pulpit Lord, preaching Your Word as the prophet preached It, and if we don’t do it I just pray for one thing spare me, O God, to preach It any longer, and You might be kind in this last hour, therefore, Lord, to just simply eliminate me that I might not have to face the judgment which I know I’ve got to face down the road, I got to stand there, positively whether I preached the truth or not it’s going to come right down whether I was right or not with the Word, and then Lord, if people believed It and I was wrong, then I’m responsible for them, too. Then where does it leave me, and leave them?
It is not a good thing, Lord, but it is a good thing Lord, if we should be right. And by the grace of God we trust we are right, Lord. We may be in the arena before men, but there is a God in heaven above the arena, hallelujah. They fed them to lions Lord, and to tigers, and gladiators. Oh, they said, “This is it, we control the arena.” But Caesar didn’t control the arena. Even Herod thought he was so smart until he thought he was so great that You let worms eat him up, died by worms eating him up, already a dead carcass, still walking around. Sounds like the AIDS Lord, all of these things, very peculiar situation.
Father God, no one can make mock of You Lord, no one can put You in derision but You can put the world in derision. You can mock the world. It’s true because You can do it. Help us to see these things that thou art God, but help us also to see Lord, by grace we are Your people, we are the flock of Your hands Lord, certainly we are, the children of your pasture. We are Your sheep. You are the vine Lord, by grace we are the branches. Somehow Father, we know that by this faith that what Jesus did on Calvary and now Lord, the same Spirit coming down and doing in this hour Lord, of vindication and judgment, this hour Lord, of separation, somehow, O God, we rise by Your grace, by the faith we have in You Lord, we rise to that occasion Lord, to be a part of this group which have gathered to the true Word of life and should be separated unto the separation of the rapture.
Father…we pray there’ll not be one sick amongst us that isn’t healed. We know the prophet said you take this message for our healing. We ask You Lord, this morning, to help us to do that. We know Lord, it goes far beyond a bodily thing in the sense of somebody getting a healing in the body, no longer bothered with kidney problems or kidney stones or bad liver or cancer, blindness, anything else, we know it goes way beyond that. It goes right to immortality because You have risen with immortality in Your wings but Lord, we know that did not obviate any Scripture that says by Your strips we’re healed. And the prophet constantly, almost to a harangue, went after us to believe Mark 16 which we do believe today Lord.
May the sick, oh God, be healed amongst us. He himself said that hands don’t need to be laid upon you. In other words, this is something Lord, that’s all by grace, the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ moving and working in us, through us and the Spirit healing us. Help us to see that Lord, to just sink right into it, casting all our cares upon You for You care for us. Every child Lord, represented here, every family, O God, we ask for them. We feel so tragically stricken Lord, for little children especially, coming into this world in this hour Lord, already the signs of sickness amongst us. God, where we sin forgive us our sins we pray in the Name of Jesus Christ and sanctify us, wash us by the washing of the water by this Word Lord. We can present ourselves before You, even as the lepers did, unclean but not unclean. Heal us this morning, O God. Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God be all power, honor and glory through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
‘Take the Name of Jesus with you.’