1 Shall we pray: Heavenly Father, we realize this morning that all things are possible which were not formally possible, for we're looking for the hour of the Rapture which hour we’re actually in, exodus ongoing now, spiritual Resurrection having really been accomplished and coming more and more from the negative to the positive, knowing, Lord, that this negative flesh one day is going to drop off and be perfectly changed into that which is positive. We shall be like You for we’ll see You in Your glorified form, but even before we see You in Your glorified form, Lord, having seen You here revealed as the Son of man, we know that we already we will be changed. The change is going on now, so, Father, help us to be transformed in our minds this morning, getting right down deep into the soul so It might come back through the spirit and then into a life that we might actually show some of that Shekinah glory that has shone upon us. We know, Lord, we're already manifested as written epistles but may it be that we’re written of You, that's what we really desire. Guard our thoughts and our minds this morning, Lord, and our hearts that we might serve Thee acceptably in Jesus' Name we pray, Amen. You may be seated.

Now, I guess last night I got to thinking of twenty-five so I had made Bro. Branham gone for twenty-five years; he's been gone for twenty, just about on the dot now. Five more to go, that will bring us up to about 1990. But I don't say those figures worked out exactly.

Now, we're still into The Unveiling of God, [64-0614] and once again we mentioned that the basic thrust of this sermon preached by Bro. Branham is not to present an in-depth doctrine of the Godhead but mainly to explain how God is revealed to us. And this does not mean that the revelation of God is neglected, for indeed He is openly unveiled before us, but even this unveiling of God is not set forth in the traditional manner of the doctrine of His eternal power and Godhead, as to His essentiality and unchangeablity but truly as to what He is now and what He is doing at this very hour.

2In plain English, He will be set forth. The prophet doesn't fail to do that but it is so different from what the theologian would do that it doesn't seem to be an unveiling because they immediately go to doctrine wherein they talk of His eternal attributes, His essentiality which means that God is essentially and always God which is Holy Spirit and then they go into many, many ramifications.

Well, Bro. Branham doesn't do that. What he does is something different. What he brings forth is what He is to us and what He is doing at this very hour. And you know, that is something that you're not going to get across to people whether they're so-called born again, fundamental or not, or whether they—so-called born again and so-called believe this Message, and I say my words deliberately. It's just something people don't grasp because they can't let their thinking go because everything they're used to is picking up a treatise and it's a dogma. It's not a revelation; it's a dogma and, well, the dogs got a hold of it. That's what happens so what do you expect? It tore the sheep; it always does.

3Now, there is only one God but there are three offices that manifest this one God. And in those three offices are many roles and God unveiled at this time is in the office of Son, acting in the role of the Son of man, which is one of three roles in that office; the other two being Son of God and Son of David. Now remember, He's in the office of Sonship but everybody thinks He's in the office of Fatherhood. Well, if He's in the office of Fatherhood, He couldn't be in the office of Sonship except vaguely. What it is, you have to understand what He's doing, why He's doing it, how He's doing it; that's the thrust of this message when it comes to the Person of God Himself. The rest of it deals with how it is done.

And in this hour He has already been revealed the Son of man; Lk 17:30 which by the way is the Appearing which people confuse to be…1 Th 4:16. 1 Th 4:16 is the Appearing and the Coming, because He comes down in the form of the Holy Spirit in the Pillar of Fire in Sonship, God giving the gift of His Son in the form of the Holy Ghost. In other words, with whom did I take councel, what am I going to do? How am I going to do it? All right, then this is God in the form of the Holy Spirit in Sonship, in the form of the Pillar of Fire, manifesting Himself through a prophet—we'll get into that—and He's Son of man. He's being revealed. Now the Lord Himself descends from heaven with a Shout; that tells you Elohim, God, is doing this thing; how He does it, of course, we already know. We've talked about it, using a prophet, using the prophet for a voice. And, of course, the next step is the matter of the Resurrection and that's still not Second Coming. That's that first part. See how they're all mixed up? Then you go to the third part which is the "catching away". That's Rapture. That's still the first part. Now He's descending to meet us in the air evidently as we go up; that is Second Coming because it's coming in the flesh.

Three comings: one in flesh upon this earth, that's already been fulfilled, bled and died. Now we're going to meet Him in the air immortal. The third one: we come back in the Millennium. Right? That's exactly what the prophet said. I read it to you. It's documented on Bro. Branham's tapes, the books, and on our tapes here as we preach them. All right.

4The unveiling has been by a prophet revealing the Word by the Word. That's right. He is the Word; He's Logos. God coming into manifestation, God into expression, so the Logos Himself is here with the prophet, telling the prophet what is contained here concerning what was set forth as being a book of prophecies; the main character being God, glorifying God, so therefore, God being the only One who knows God, comes right down in the only channel He's got, expresses Himself right here. All right. Simple as ABC, just go along with what the prophet taught.

This prophet is Elijah, and God in Sonship by the Pillar of Fire is speaking to and through and in the prophet. The Pillar of Fire is God and it is anointing the prophet. Now that's what he said. I read that last night: The Third Exodus [63-0630]. The Pillar of Fire is God and He is anointing the prophet. So that's how you get, I am…

"I thought you were the Son of man, somebody said you were, I thought, the Pillar of Fire."

He said, "I am not He, the Pillar of Fire is not He; it's in the form of the Holy Spirit."

What is it? Anointing the man and that man's words will do what no other man's words can do because they're God's words. See, now it’s just as simple as ABC. All right.

5This is the sword of the Lord cutting the veils of traditions. Now be sure to get this, and so listen to it. In this unveiling, Bro. Branham uses the Alpha and Omega principle. Now that's what I want you to understand here, the Alpha and Omega principle: the same yesterday, and today, and forever, but showing at the end what He was at the beginning.

Now remember, what's in the middle doesn't count so much because what was planted goes through a process and manifests what was planted. You see, you're all confused this morning. I know what you're thinking, you're thinking, “He's the same yesterday, today, and forever and I'm sure He doesn't change and I know He'll do the same thing and….” Now you're a hundred percent wrong because He's not going to do the same thing. He's not going to do it. The grain of wheat that fell on the ground does not appear through the Seven Church Ages: two, three, four, five, six. Only appears in one and seven. So, you see, you blew everything you're thinking.

Now if you can get your minds lined up, you're going to be alright, but if you can't get your minds lined up, you’re way out in Pentecost and I don't care what…some place. But let's face it, no preacher, no William Branham, no God's going to do you any good because you got to now let your minds follow along with the flow of the prophet and that's not easy. That's hard; the devil steps in and makes it terribly hard. And if you've had some back grounding like I've had, it's doubly hard. Now this is what you understand—it takes time. But you see how it's coming—like Bro. Branham said, these tapes, these sermons just get clearer and clearer and, as it does, it gets more and more simple, ‘til now you're back to where you should be. Okay.

6So we're going to read something we read last night now. Now remember, this is concerning the Alpha-Omega principle. See? Okay.

[318] Now to the perfect.

Okay, “now to the perfect” means he's talking about that which has come to full maturity, is completely right, can't add to It, can't take from It, this is It. Follow? Now It was It when he was here. It's It again. Now, see, people don’t understand that. They look around. Now look around all you want. Take a look at me. Fap! Oh, that's on the camera. Blose the …?... we'll pay for it. [Congregation laughs.] I don't mind what's on but I know I'm going to be hung for…hung for what I am. Might as well get it all out in the open, let it all hang out there just the way it is, can't hide it anyway, I've got my moments but that's the truth of it. See, all right.

They say, "Well, hey, I'm looking." Look all you want, honey, be my guest. You're going to keep looking. You're going to walk right by It. They say, "Well, I'm a fine person." So was the Pharisee. I don't care how fine you are. We should all be fine people. That goes without saying.

You can even take a dog to obedience school, just beautiful. We saw one the other day. Oh, what a beautiful golden retriever and it was just kind of dancing on the sidewalk with this nice lady going by, pat, pat, pat, and then pretty soon she comes to the road—you know, she's going to cross the intersection; she steps off and the dog gets right behind her and sits right down. And then she gets up and pat, pat, pat, I said, "My! Beautiful! Hi, dog.” Do you see what I'm driving at? Not calling anybody a dog. Getting the picture across. Anybody can be real nice and fine, well-trained, disciplined. Sure, should be, no problem, should be, but that's not it. No, they miss it. That's where you get this love that Bro. Branham spoke of and I'm all for love, any kind of love whatsoever if it's just some…modicum of grace in it but you know, he said, "The renegade Jesus beat those fellows out of the temple," and these renegade preachers beat these widows out of their life. I just had to throw that in. I had to throw that in because that's one of my sore spots. I've seen it done too often. No, nobody wants—nobody in this Message will take somebody's living, that's yours and all, but he beat it them out of it, he knocked them out, he threw them out. Okay.

[318] Now to the perfect. After the stalk has been formed,…

7Now that which went in the ground is coming up, see, and it doesn't look like that, what went in. So let's keep that in mind. Now here's your Alpha Omega principle, your sowing and reaping principle. What a man sows, he reaps; so what God sows, He reaps. What did He sow and how did He sow it? When did it come reaping time? See? Oh, you watch, Jesus' parables are full of it in the gospels.

[318] Now…after the stalk had been formed, after the tassel has been formed, after the grain has come out into the cob, then it has to come to perfection, (That's a completion, looking just what it was like before.) back to the regular grain again. And, remember, the grain must be germitized. See? (Now he's talking of the church at the same time of what fell in the ground being Christ. The church also fell in the ground and died, right? So watch your principles.) See? If it don’t, it won’t live.

Now, if it hadn’t have been germitized it wouldn't live, so therefore, what went in is going to come back some day, somehow. You listening? It's got to come back. The Church has got to come back. Word's got to come back. Everything's got to come back. The Word is restoration. See? Harvest. A certain lovely lady sings the song, Harvest Time, on their Harvest time program. I wish she understood it, not that we do but I'm…we don't. The prophet understood.

8Now see,

[318] …must be germitized…If it isn't, it won't live. See? None of that was outside…none of that was outside of those messages will ever come to Life. (Now he's telling you right there It was always coming up, coming up, coming up, but if you weren't in that group of Luther, Wesley, so on—no way. See? Coming up. Now, none…outside the Message…ever come to Life. It has to be germitized to It. (That's why he said, "Nothing outside of this Message will ever come to life," because it's the same Message It always was. It's just fuller, completer, it's mature; it's coming back to where you can see It and recognize It. See? Before it wasn't that way.) But, remember, the same Life that was in the stalk is in the grain. It's just maturing itself right back. See? He revealed Himself what? (Son of man! What went in the ground? Son of man! Then what's going to come out of the ground, so to speak? Son of man! And if it doesn't come back identical somewhere, someplace, then the law doesn't hold, the principle of life doesn't hold. See, won't do it.) Son of man, the grain that went into the ground. Get the Message?

All right. That’s, now…in here, he brings the thought in.

[318] The Greeks said to Him, "We would see Jesus."

[319] Okay…“Except a grain of wheat fall into the ground.”

9Now, he doesn't finish it—but “except a grain of wheat fall into the ground and dies, it abides alone; but if it dies and it brings forth much fruit.” [Jn. 12:24] In other words, he just cuts the verse off, but the idea is this: if that grain of wheat falls into the ground and it's the proper life, everything is right, it is that Word, God is in It, you are going to find a duplication there. Now, you'll notice everybody likes the idea of a duplication wherein we're going to be like Him but they can't understand the duplication of the ministry coming at the same time to the Gentiles. It is uniquely unknown to them. They're not even interested. All right.

10Now, so, Bro. Branham using the thought, "except a corn of wheat fall in the ground, it abides alone." So he died. Jesus died. Now listen! I'm going to make some little chronological thoughts here that perhaps aren't necessarily perfect but give us some ideas. He died. So he died. Then he came right back in a glorified form. Yes sir. Came right back and he said, "Handle me and see, a spirit hast not flesh and blood…flesh and bones." And then he brought others with him as soon as he came out of the grave. All right.

Then he went away and came back, came back as the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. He filled believers with the Holy Spirit, then he met Paul and gave Paul the Word. Then the spirit Word seed in the church fell in the ground and died. It rotted. Now, you see, it's got to come up again to what it was, which was the perfect church that could have had a Rapture, but it wasn't completed, it wasn't time. It came up one, in the form of justification that lets you see the Word and the Holy Spirit's one and the same, and the measure of the Word is the measure of the Holy Spirit. See? Bringing forth the person because He is our justification, He is our justifier. Next was sanctification; He is our sanctification. Listen, that's the Scripture, the compound titles of Jehovah. It's very strange that everybody makes the mistake on the seven, even Bro. Branham didn't bring out there's eight, not seven. They left out Sanctifier. Get up and look it yourself; I'm not smart. I picked it up from somebody else. Who knows how many subdivisions there are. Bro. Branham recognized that; he knew that they were limitless. All right.

11He is our sanctification; Christ is our Sanctifier, our sanctification. Now if he was just our Sanctifier; that’s separating. He'll be a Sanctifier when he separates sheep and goats. Who wants to be a goat? Ha! I want to be a sheep. I want Him as my life. So He is my justification, He's my righteousness, I'm declared righteous.

He is my sanctification and He is my baptism with the Holy Ghost because that's a part of It. Now notice, He's coming up closer. Then the Holy Spirit Himself comes, giving the revelation of the Word. That means perfection has come, Headship has come; it's proven. We are awaiting only his glorified form and that will be seen after the Resurrection when the saints are out of the ground and we're changed and go up to Him.

12So to go over it:

1) He died and then He rose.

2) Others followed Him in His Resurrection.

3) He went up to heaven.

4) Then those were in His Resurrection followed Him up to heaven.

5) He came back as the Holy Spirit in a Pillar of Fire; no one came back with Him. No, see, there's no following now. He's getting a new following.

6) He baptized the Church with the Holy Spirit.

7) He came to Paul and gave him the Word.

8) He set the church in order in Ephesians 4. That's right.

9) The church fell.

10) The seed Word spiritual Bride died. It went into the ground under the Dark Ages.

11) The seed coat rotted so the life could reproduce itself. It's exactly right because you want to see looking out to the Resurrection because it's building to a Resurrection. See? Okay.

12) He begins to form back under justification.

13) Through sanctification.

14) Through the baptism.

15) Then the Baptizer Himself, the Pillar of Fire.

16) Then the Son of man is revealed.

17) Then the Word is revealed.

18) Then Headship, the Cornerstone has become the Headstone. He's all in all. The prophet's off the scene and He must increase, will increase.

19) Next, the dead must rise.

20) Next will be a Rapture.

21) We'll meet Him in the air in the Person of the Holy Spirit now incarnated. That spirit amongst us.

22) There'll be a coronation; we'll crown Him King of kings.

23) Is the Wedding Supper.

24) Is the Judgment Seat, not as people think; it’s a handing of rewards.

25) We come back on white horses with him and so on right down the line. You can bring the whole thing up.

Now you see where we're at. We're in that progress and the Son of man revealed is the very, very important part, because you come full circle. See? And when you come through full circle with the Spirit, you come full circle with the work of God in a Bride, the Masterpiece. See? You've got to understand that.

13Now, go back to paragraph 313 a minute.

[313] Now watch what the sun does. You plant a seed, what happens? The seed rots. Inside the seed is…life. The life comes forth and brings forth a stalk. Now, that doesn't look like the first. There's Luther…a stalk. All right…stalk went on…brought…a tassel. …Wesleyan revival, wasn't like the other. …along come the Pentecostal revival…brought forth the baptism of the Holy Ghost. All right, what happened? …gets fungus on the ear; …this is wrong, that's wrong…not like the original grain went in. But God is still there to make that…just the same. (See what we're saying? It doesn't look as though it were God and this is where people misunderstand.)

[314] Now notice, what did it do? …finally returns back to the original Seed again. When He came in the form of Martin Luther…

Now He wasn't in the form of Martin Luther, per se; it was the form of justification. The Spirit and the Word are the same measure but He used Martin Luther, so therefore, he was the messenger, he was the vicar of that hour, he was, put it right down, all the way, but you can't make him a prophet. Now there's no doubt he was a prophet in the minor sense of the word, because I understand Sour's theology or history says that he did prophesy, spoke in tongues, and so on and so on.

[314] Now then He came in the form of John Wesley…come in the form of… Pentecost, He’s supposed to reveal Himself again like the same Seed went in, the Son of man. He revealed Himself as Son of God through the stalk age (because He is the Son of God, sure He is. You're not looking at Fatherhood at this moment; you're looking at Sonship. God giving His Son…the Son in the form of the Holy Spirit. Now,) …in this last age…to reveal Himself as Son of man again.

Now that's what the Bible said at the last days, because that's the age of the Noah type and that's the age of the Lot type and that's the time for the Rapture. So you see the Son of man's got to reveal Himself, and it's going to be the same days back there, the same days are here. See? And he lets them know, he said, “I'm going to die,” but those days are going to come again. They're going to say, "See here, and see there." They're going to be trying to explain it, but it's going to come in the form of light, that Shekinah that Bro. Branham spoke of which is revelatory. All right. I won't read anymore there.

14Just getting on back.

[318] Now the Greeks said… "We would see Jesus."

[319] …"Except the grain of corn falls into the ground.” (And die, it abides alone.)

[320] Now, what did He reveal Himself next? In a different form, stalk and tassel, …so forth, and all the leaves and everything. He revealed Himself then what? Same Spirit, but in a different form. See? But what's the last of that corn? It comes back to…original grain. Is that right?

Now, all pointed. Now, remember, everything to him in the flesh pointed to him. Now then, what about this hour? Everything will point back to what he was in the flesh. Do you understand what I'm saying? Every single prophet, he was in his flesh and he played a role, but Jesus the Redeemer Prophet played the entire role and He was God manifested in human form and He died for our sins. Now that's the fullness. So if everything pointed to it from the Garden to that hour, then everything has got to point back. And what was it? Son of man! You can't point back only to a dying Lamb, dear dying Lamb. It's dear living God. See? Look! If we never get finished, we never get finished. Just never get finished, that's all. Only need one sermon of Bro. Branham's and that does the whole thing anyway, if you're smart. I'm not smart so just bear the burden with me. Okay.

15I want to read something in here for you. Okay. He says here in the 22nd verse, [Luke 17]

(22) And he said (to) the disciples, The days will come, when (you) will desire to see one of the days of the Son of man…shall not see it.

(23) And (then) they shall say…, See here; …see there: go not after them, nor follow…

(24) For as…lightning, that lighteneth out of one part unto heaven, (shines) unto the other part of heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.

(25) But first…he (must) suffer many things, and be rejected….

Now that doesn't repeat. The suffering and the rejection and to death does not repeat. The Book of Hebrews qualifies that, and he said he died for once for unto sin and that's it. There's no more death but It says the days will repeat, and then It says at that time they'll crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh. Why? Because it's in the form of the Holy Ghost and it is the Son of God in the role of Son of man. See, the hour of Sonship. See, people don't seem to understand that. The hour of the Pillar of Fire and Fatherhood was back in the days of Moses. Now He's revealed Himself, Son of God, according to Resurrection. As long as there's a Resurrection that's what He is. All right.

(26) …as it was in the days of Noe…

So I want you to get the chronology and understanding there. Now, he's going to be revealed as to what he was when he came to fulfill as the fulfillment. Follow me? Now, he can't do it in flesh anymore. So what's it going to be? Spirit! How's it going to be? Through a prophet; God in the prophets. See? Now, all right. Now that's very, very simple.

16Just go back here to page 41 and look at 285.

[285] …when Jesus came, He was the Word in Its fullness, because the whole plan of redemption lay in Him. The whole plan of redemption didn't lie in Moses, didn't lie in Joseph, didn't lie in Elijah. (Certainly not!) See, they were only part of the Word, pointing to It. … (Now notice, keep your thought, here It comes, as I'd say.) See, the whole plan wasn't in them. They were pointing to It.

[286] Therefore after Him, the fulness, we cannot point to something else, It points back to Him, the Word. …the complete Revelation, nothing…added to or taken…from…

Then if you haven't got a ministry and a vindication, you've got nothing but blah, blah, blah, which is nothing but theology, dogma, creeds, and thinking, and trying to understand, and hoping, but there's nothing definitive. Why, if the Son of man's going to be revealed I want something more than a bunch of talk and a bunch of books. Who needs it? Oh, brother/sister, don't come around me with that stuff. I've read my share of books and I'm tired. Stick to these books here. Even put my word studies aside almost. All right.

[320] Same Spirit, but…different form.

[321] And His ministry comes from these reformations back to the original Word again. The Word comes to a prophet, and He promised it in Malachi 4, to restore the Faith of the people back to the original grain. (Well, come on, what else could He restore it back to? Well, the Catholic Church wants us all Catholics again. They've got us; not all of us.) What went in the ground is here the same. The grain has come up through here. (Come up through church, through the ages, see, in the church.) It’s come up as Son of God, now It reveals Itself here as Son of man, and then It reveals Itself as Son of David on the Throne.

17Sure, because He incarnates Himself. It’s still Sonship. When’s it go back to Fatherhood? As far as I know, when the Son turns it all over to the Father in New Jerusalem; that’s the Pillar of Fire over the Throne and the Lamb sitting there but they're one. So what is it? I know it's God. Put it down, I'm not a theologian, as long as we get there.

[321] See? Those three sons, just exactly. Oh, my, again like the original!

[322] Now, to the perfect ministry of Himself, (Now, watch now!) …to the perfect ministry of Himself, (Himself doing His own thing) not some man, not some denomination (as they've worked down through that age there, see), but Himself made manifest, manifests Himself…

He made manifest, manifests Himself. See? God being His Own interpreter. God was His Own Word Giver, now He's His Own Word interpreter. Paul ain’t got nothing to do with it. I can prove it; they…Bro. Branham said they might not even agree with what was being said. Here's Paul the Apostle, like I told you many times, he said, "Listen, if any man adds one word,” he said, “let him be accursed. An angel of God come down and tell me one word,” he said, “he’s accursed. And you add one word, you're accursed.” And he went on and on. He was in a real tizzy. And one day, he said, "Hey, wonder if I've got this thing right?" You can't trust any man. Prophets don't even trust themselves. William Branham said, he said, "Against my better judgment," he said, "my judgment’s to be a trapper." Skinning coons and skunks and you name it. Rabbits are worth their price; we'll skin them too.

18Sure, but he said, "It's God's will for me to be a prophet, to be a voice. I was just a voice standing there." Do you think he understood everything? He evidently did not because that tent vision was never thoroughly explained. Perhaps he knew all about it; we sure don't. But that's fine by us, we don't need it. Well, we may need it eventually but you know what I mean. Everything under the Seven Thunders and Seven Seals were given to us; we've got it. Okay.

[322] Now…perfect ministries…but Himself made manifest, manifests Himself for the promise, making…Luke 17:30, and Malachi 4, and…Hebrews 13:8, just exactly right. Now at that time, what time should it be? (Now, you’ve got to get something out of the Bible.) When the royal Seed of Abraham is looking for the promised Son. (Now what kind of promised Son is that? In the flesh. You're looking to see him come back and you come back with him. Now,) …all the types must be fulfilled. (All the types back there—they were pointing to Him—are now here pointing back, and it will zero in on the record. Right, just what he was is in the flesh, he's the same today because it's one God. See, one in the form of the Sonship, the role, the great office.) Now, …all types must be fulfilled. And God Himself appeared in the form of a human being, to Abraham's natural seed, before the destruction, and Jesus said it would be the same thing to this royal Seed before the promised Son returns.

Now, he's telling you about manifestation as Son of man manifesting himself—that's what he said here—and manifest the promise, bringing that Word right out. Now, he said right here, just before It comes in flesh, which is the return, we meet Him in the air, immortal, second coming which is the prelude to number three, coming on back down. All right. Now, he said, they were looking for that and so he's supposed to appear at that time. Now see the types are fulfilling It. Now the Word said It, the types are fulfilling It.

[323] Notice the old veil that hid the Glory.

19Now, he's talking about—we're going back to the Shekinah Glory again and how that people don't understand unveiling, they can't understand a prophet, they don't figure why God would do things this way. Now, he just keeps telling you and telling you how He's doing it.

[323] Notice the old veil that hid the Glory. The old badger skins, there was no beauty to be desired of it; neither was His flesh. That's the reason people say, "A little ol’ stooped-over fellow like that?" Probably thirty years old, and gray, and His beard gray, wasn't much to look at. The Bible said, "There's no beauty we should desire Him." He didn't look like a King, the old badger skin. (See? Type.) But, oh, what was on the inside!

[324] Then a little bunch of "holy rollers" sitting together in a hot building like this, they call them, ("holy-rollers" see) not much beauty to be desired, but (oh) what's on the inside! I'm sure it's veiled from many hearts. You see? (Why, certainly.)

20Let's just take one little peek over here in 2 Thessalonians and read what's going on after those angels came down. That's the [2nd] chapter of 2 Thessalonians, the mighty visitation there that you see on your right hand side on the front. Okay, chapter 2 verse 1.

(1) Now we beseech you, brethren, by the (Presence) of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,

And Bro. Branham categorically said that's the Message; we're being gathered together unto the Word by the Word. He who manifests himself, revealing Himself, we have gathered unto. We know God, like back in the days of Elijah when they killed the hundreds of prophets of Baal.

[325] All right, outwardly It was nothing, but all was on the inside. Once inside of It, then you see It.

All right. Christ back there in the old badger skin was physical, now It's spiritual, the mystical body of Christ, baptized into Christ. What is it? A bunch of holy rollers, a bunch of nuts. Who needs them? They ain't got nothing but fanatism: cults. So we're a cult. Oh, the big sneer. Everybody likes the big sneer. That's what kids do to get peer pressured: big sneer, big sneer, big sneer. You don't smoke like a man, ain't got no guts, kids, don't you think it tastes good? You young girls, why, you haven't had sex yet, well, who are you anyway, what are you anyways, some kind of a drip? The big sneer, the big sneer, the big sneer.

21That's what Satan pulled on Eve, the big sneer. Why? He said, "I thought you knew something, kid." Say, “I believe this.” The big sneer, always the big sneer. It’ll burn in hell one of these days. Make sure you don't have any big sneers. Don't worry about them either. That's the devil's big old trick, that thing called pride. Satan by reason of pride fell. It didn't fall up either; it fell down. Hell has moved from beneath to catch him. See?

[325] All right, outwardly It was nothing…all was on the inside. Once inside…then you see It. (Once into Christ, you see it.) How do you get into It? Shaking hands, joining? No. You're born into It. Dying, getting rid of your old badger skins, (Actually, he…actually, the truth of the matter is—to bring the correct understanding—is you are reborn into It, but you are born into It on the grounds of the birth. You must be born again. Rebirth, born again, see?) So you're born into It. Dying, getting rid of your old badger skins, see, your old self, to get into a new one. See? Forsake the old badger skin.

Now what's the old badger skin? Now, look it, you're not talking in this term concerning the fact that you must be born again and your life is changed in Christ so those that steal don't steal anymore, and those that are out there in the world, you know, committing adultery and all that kind of stuff, are not doing that anymore, those that murdered, don't do it anymore, those that were men stealers and all that kind of stuff, don't—it's not talking about that.

22He's talking about the fact that you'll know if you're born again by whether you're in the Word of the hour because that's the God that's manifested. Now if you're… you're serving a God that’s manifested way back down there that has died a long time ago. Justification died. Sanctification’s dead. The baptism, what I'm talking about in the sense of what is here now, not what…because the real justification never dies. Real sanctification never dies. Real baptism never died. None of it ever dies; that's the seed coming up. We're talking about the carrier. So we're not talking about you as a carrier before you're born again; we're talking about now about the fact now that you see the Light and, if you're a true child of God and you come into it, something's going to happen. What's going to happen?

23Now listen! Watch the next paragraph.

[326] The Shekinah Light does not... Listen, ministers! Ministers, I want you to listen to This. When once inside... Now I'm going to take it real easy… you'll be sure to get It. Once inside the veil, under the Shekinah Glory, the Shekinah Light does not take the Word of God and reveal Jesus to be a "fortune-teller," (You say, well, Bro. Branham, that's very true. We love that statement. We stand with you but you see you're not Jesus. He didn't say he was. He said what was manifested was. See, Pillar of Fire. The ministry proves it. The thing is vindicated.) …doesn't reveal Jesus to be a "fortune-teller," no, like the denominations…today, "mental telepathy, holy roller, Beelzebub." The Shekinah Glory doesn't reveal Him as that. (See?)

[327] But the Shekinah Glory ripens the Seed that's promised for that hour, (see, it brings it to pass, proves that it is that Seed, that It's returned, It’s come back. Can't be done outside of the Pillar of Fire. Sonship in the form of Pillar of Fire, right there.) …Shekinah Glory ripens the Seed that's promised for that hour, of the Word, showing Him to be still the Lily of the Valley. It brings forth that Seed, the Lily of the Valley, the Bread of Life, the Alpha and Omega, (See, Omega today, you see. But He was the same, the same.) the same yesterday, today, and forever. He’s the believers' portion. (That's another title of Jehovah, Jehovah-Jireh.) The Shekinah Glory reveals to the believer He’s the same yesterday, today, and forever.

And remember, that phrase, that verse of Scripture is not Mark 16, that's peripheral. The real meaning is not just the essentiality of God and the attributes of God. You've got to go further. It is that same God and how He does It. That never changes. Until you can put that together, you don't understand Heb 13:8. Until you can place It, you don't understand Heb 13:8 but when you place It, you do understand 13:8 and say, "This is It." And the more you let your thinking go and the more you acquaint yourself with It, the more It ripens. See, the more mature you're getting. Okay.

[328] Not, "The days…He’s past…He died and it's all over."

24Why, sure they say that. They've been under a chemistry. He did die. That finished it. It opened the doors to heaven's gate. It opened the doors to the baptism. It opened the doors to everything. It brought into play everything that God wanted for us and had for us which was taken from us by the fall. Now Redemption comes in and we're on the verge of a restoration. See, very true, but that's all they can see. "You see, He died, that took care of it." No, it didn't. The Son of man's got to be revealed. There's a Word for the hour. There's a revelation. See? Okay.

[328] "…He died and it's all over." So friends, if you believe that, if you believe that, you've never struck the Shekinah Glory. How could the Shekinah Glory ever reveal Him in three persons? … (And they'll tell you that He died for their sins. That's right.) How could the Shekinah Glory ever reveal Him as being baptized, people, in the name of…"Father, Son, and Holy Ghost," when there's never been one person in the Bible baptized that way? (And that's exactly true.) How could the Shekinah Glory limit Him to an apostle when He's the same yesterday, today, and forever?

In other words, how in the world could you limit Him as the baptism with the Holy Ghost? Or a special ministry? Through an elder, through a presbyter, through a convener, to some kind of a group, to a pope or anybody else; can't do it. See?

25

Now:

[329] See, the Shekinah Glory manifests Him that brings forth the Word of promise right out to you.

See, they say, "There's no Pillar of Fire. What's that nonsense anyway? What good’s a Pillar of Fire? Why Jesus died upon Calvary. We speak in tongues. Look, we got the Holy Ghost. Don't tell us we don't. Our lives are changed. We know. We got proof. We got this. We got that."

"Sure. Why did you turn This down? That's Bible."

Well, they say, “Those things don't happen.”

"Who said so?"

I'm going to tell you how the mind of a man is: sixteen years of age when I was in high school our minister's daughter, Lorna Dalgleish, a very lovely, lovely lady teacher, brilliant, incomparable as a teacher but her father being a minister, she said, "You see, the Bible, especially Genesis, is like all the other myths in the world. It's a fable but it's the Jews understanding of a myth and that's how it happened to their minds but it's not so." You know I believed her? I just took what she said and said, "Well, that makes good sense, a minister's daughter." Now how many churches have you sat in under the same minister's daughter, so to speak? Sure, just took what they said.

26Now, he said here:

[329] …the Shekinah Glory manifests Him that brings forth the Word of promise right out to you. (So if It brings It right out to you, there must be something definitive till you know this is It, and it is.) That's the reason…He had to veil Moses' face, because in him was the Word.

And you can see what the law did at that time because that was the plan of God, God had…that veil had to be on his face. You don't have to have the veil now but people have them, don't worry. But this is talking about a prophet; that’s different from your veil and mine as out there in the world.

[329] He veiled Jesus as a humble little Man, (That's he veiled Jehovah, God being Jehovah veiled Himself in a little Man) to keep them from seeing (Himself which is) Jehovah. …He veils Himself today, in earthen vessels, with the Shekinah. The outside looks like a bunch of holy rollers, old badger skins. (In other words, what's inside now completely veiled by God Himself baptized with the Holy Ghost and the outside doesn't reveal It. People say, “Well, that's nothing. Who needs It?”) But the inside hides the Shekinah Glory, and It ripens the Shewbread that we feast on, (Now it tells you right there without the revelation of God Himself in this hour through a prophet the same Holy Spirit in us acqueiseing and agreeing to It, that makes the Word live, and we feed on It. Say, that's our life. That's our strength. That's all of It. See?) and drive across the country for, hundreds of miles, see, It's the believer’s Food. (Well, that's right. Christ is our manna. I'm the bread that came down from heaven.) It's only for a believer. Remember, the shewbread was only for the believer…see, shewbread Seed.

27What is bread made out of? Seeds, sure. See? And what are the seeds done? You grind them, fine. So the prophet takes the living Word of God and makes It fine, breaks It all down for us, and we feed on It and the other members are supposed to do the same.

[329] Remember…shewbread was…for…believers only…shewbread Seed. Notice, what does it do? That Shekinah Glory over the shewbread kept It from spoiling.

Now, it tells you right there that that Shewbread had to have the Word of God, has to have the revelation of the hour: Luther, Wesley, Pentecost, now this. See?

[330] Remember, the manna that came from Heaven, it was stayed (In other words, kept) in the Shekinah Glory from one generation to another. Outside, it got wiggletails in it overnight, it contaminated. Is that right?

That's true. Now what does that prove? It proves that the Word and the Spirit are one in their hour. That's right. People say, “Well, hallelujah, we've gone beyond the Bible.” They sure did. They say, “We don't need It.” That's exactly right. They don't. Won't do them any good anyway. They've got nothing to receive It. Sure. You know it's all right. You can't feed a dog worms, but you can sure feed robins worms. Well, I don't ever saw a robin, you know, chasing a cat or eating rats or something. You know what I mean. Let's face it. You people look alike but doesn't mean you are alike. See?

[331] Outside…the Shekinah Glory, "The days of miracles is passed. See, it's all fanaticism.”

28Now what days of miracles is that? He's not talking about Mark 16. Catholic Church endorses that. Anglican Church, they all endorse it to a degree except maybe Church of Christ and, oh, come on, there's got to be, you know, something just too far out to be sensible. He's talking about the Pillar of Fire, the way God did things and how He's doing things now and Appearing. That's what he's talking about. That's what he points to. He doesn't point and say, "Well, look it, there's a miracle down there.” He said, “The camera's caught it. The camera's caught it." Right? Okay.

[332] Look, they got some sunflower seed out of a garner in Egypt that was put in there in the days of Joseph, four thousand years (nearly)… Joseph put them in the garner. They planted them, they lived. Why? They had life.

In other words, it doesn't matter how long ago it went down in the ground. It doesn't matter how dead a church is; it doesn't matter how there's no this, no that, the other thing, and how people react. What—look at the days of Noah. You know they figure by the time Noah died there had been five billion people on earth. There could have been fifty billion for all we know, but they figure just from genealogy, maybe five billion people. We're right to the five billion mark again. How many got saved? Eight people. Where was the Shekinah Glory? In the ark with eight people. That's all, don't look for numbers, just look for the Word of God. That's all. Look for the Word of God, see? All right.

[333] What's this Shekinah Glory today, to break beyond the veil to see Who God is standing before you? (In other words, what is the Shekinah Glory here for today? To let you know there is something that you missed and not only to let you know you've missed It but to see that you don't miss It any longer. That's what It's here for.) See Who God is standing here before us? …the Pillar of Fire, He’s veiled in human flesh.

Now there's God being unveiled right now, telling all about it. What is He? He's the Pillar of Fire, back right where He's supposed to be. Now where is He? In human flesh, in yours and mine but only a modicum. Prophet, God is in the prophet. God's anointed, Bro. Branham was anointed by that Pillar of Fire. Now what does it?

[333] …What did it do? The Shewbread…the Word that we’re to live on in this day by these promises, the Shekinah Glory ripens (that means matures) that Shewbread, brings it to pass…

29Now what's he said? Manifests and manifests Himself. See? Okay. The Shekinah Glory is here over this Word that can be lying here literally dead as far as everybody is concerned, bringing It right to life, then that is Bread to the believer, now he is believing what he's supposed to believe and he is a believer. And believer's don't come into condemnation; the judgment is passed because they took the Light, you took…took It there. Now, look, that's—I'm going to tell you something—that could be phony-baloney, but what I'm saying is the truth. Do you understand what I'm saying? It's not phony-baloney. It's real. It's vindicated. But here's what people don't understand and don't want to understand: how He's unveiled and the hour of unveiling and the role of the hour. See? Now that constitutes your believer. Now you know that as well as I do. Now, see:

[333] …makes it Bread to the believer, that laid in the pages of this Bible year after year, for the Word of this age.

30It lay here and lay here and people guessed and they probed and they surmised and they said and they hemmed and they hawed and they talked and they prophesied and they dignified everybody but God. They vilified Him. Laying in here dead with shrouds upon it, not only was it covered in this Word here, it was covered with tombs, t-o-m-b-s; they mount to the heavens, what scholars wrote and every one wrong.

Everyone read Daniel, "Seal It up. Seal It up. Seal It up. Seal It up. Seal it up. You can't reveal It." But, oh, you can't. Well, I think I can. Ha, when I was twenty years old I learned don't be an idiot, but I didn't learn my lesson too well. I looked the odd time then I said, “Forget it.” I still do that. If it comes to you, it comes to you. If it doesn't come; it's not going to come. I've never seen a screen yet that went up to the projector and begin working on the projector. The screen just stood there. I mean if the projectionist was out of touch with reality then the poor screen didn't get very much and they all looked, it was bamboozled. But what if the projectionist is God, then the screen, which is you and I, had better stand still like the prophet stood still. Big screen, little screens. Right. It's exactly right, brother/sister. I'm not telling you a story. I'm giving you a perfect picture.

[334] To the denominations, It's a stumbling block. To…denominations, they stumble at It. Down through the ages, Luther, Wesley, Martin Luther, and all, Sankey, Finney, John…Knox, all stumbled… (They did and they fumbled. They didn't only stumble; they fumbled. You bet they did, sure.)

[335] Now, what's…to be done in the last days? What is to “reveal”? (Means to) "Bring forth!" What's Malachi 4 to do? To turn back the people from that stumbling block, to break down the traditions, and to reveal the Bread with the Shekinah Glory.

31Now it doesn't say it will reveal the Bread with the Shekinah Glory; it's the Bread gets revealed by the Shekinah Glory because this Word doesn't have Shekinah Glory except for the hour that God breathes on It to bring It to life. Now He can't bring to life Jesus on Calvary again, no way, shape, and form, but He'll always keep it before us as reality. See, he died once and died unto sin, see, never to die again. That's what we're looking at. All right.

[335] To turn back the people from that stumbling block, to break down the traditions, and…reveal the Bread with the Shekinah Glory. Watch It ripen and produce just exactly what It said It would do (oh, my!), the Shewbread for this age. (Not another age, this age. Now the people really stumble at that, don't they?) To the denomination, a stumbling block, "a bunch of fanatics." But we who believe Him… (It's different, see?)

[336] But now as Revelations 10 promised, "All the mysteries of God, that's been hid in the pages down through those years, would be ripened…”

Now, remember, in between time, the grain was planted. If you had not seen the grain go in the ground, you would not know what that grain was going to be that came forth. You just guessed at it. Huh? You say, "Well, now, I think it could be this and it could be that. Or maybe a combination, but I really don't know but I'll tell you what, from my experience and after all, you know, I think I'm highly qualified. I will pass my opinion," and pretty soon it's an absolute dogma. Sure, that's how it goes. You know that as well as I do. See? It wasn’t ripened; it was coming up and how could you tell? Did they, back in Luther's day, really know they were looking for what is it? Yes, to a degree there would be a Resurrection, there would be a catching away, there would be a Great Tribulation, there would be a Millennium: they knew many things but they didn't know "the how". Now, Bro. Branham said, "We know He's going to do it, but how's He going to do it?" Now this tells us "the how", see.

32Now:

[336] …it would be ripened, brought forth in the age of the seventh angel's Message."

Now, Revelation 10 tells you. There's going to be a consistant inconsistancy of revelation. They're going to guess. And you know how that was, because the seal’s on the back, and they could maybe read a word between the seals and say, “Oh, there's three words between this thing. Yes, and there's ten words between this seal. See, there's double lines there,” and they say, “Now, from those three words and these two lines, I think I just might see something.” You blew it.

And, I'll tell you what, many a person has died because some hunter got his scopes on what he thought was a deer and it was just a human being. That's just what the theologians did, too. If they would have kept their mouth shut it would have been all right. They didn't do it. Well, all right. See?

[336] Now, is that right…Is that right?What did He say a year about six months ago…two years now? "Go…to Tucson. Be north of Tucson, a great blast," and what would take place, the seals would be opened, the seal that revealed these things. Come back just as He said. What is it? It shows It cannot be man. It hits perfectly, just as straight as it can be, each time. (What hits? Deuteronomy 18, a prophet; a prophet is telling you something and it must be relevent.) What is it? It's the hand of God, see, before us. And because it's in a little group, veiled in human flesh, it's veiled to the outside world. (Now he said in a little group. Now, you know, though that's true, it comes to a little group but it comes to one man. We'll talk about that. He's here.) He’s hid from the outside world. He’s revealing Himself to babes such as will learn. See? That's right. …

[337] See, every parable in the Bible, every type of the Bible, is made manifest right here before us.

33How? Because It pointed to Him who came two thousand years ago and you can do nothing but point back, and when you point back you've got to point to a fullness. Now, they pointed back but the fullness was hidden to them. They knew it was there. They knew it was the fullness but how? What? And the answer is, oh so simple, the Holy Spirit comes here in the form of the Pillar of Fire, does through a prophet the very ministry proving Who It is. See? See, they knew. Like Bro. Branham said, "Luther looked for the Pillar of Fire. Wesley." Did they really? Yes! Did they know It was that fullness? I don't know.

Now we're looking—we were looking for Jesus; we were looking for the Appearing. I want to ask anybody, you all a question. Did He come the way you—did He really—did He come the way you thought He'd appear? You didn't even know. You thought you'd meet Him in the rapture or something. And I knew that was up for grabs to a degree but I listened to the theologians because they theologged better than I did, and they logged better than you logged, well, you just burn their logs and it all goes up in smoke. You might as well admit it.

[337] See, every parable…every type…manifest…here before us (in this hour). The same God (in the Pillar of Fire) that wrote the Bible, both in the Old and New Testament, is right here manifesting It, (How do you like that? That's why we believe what we believe.) showing just exactly what it was, interpreting It right back, and to make it sure that's…the interpretation. (God proving.)

[338] "We got the interpretation!" say they. Then let…it happen. See, see, that's it, let…it be made manifest.

That's Deuteronomy 18. See? No one else could say that unless he's vindicated by God. Nobody else could and this is the beauty: there is vindication. And people say, "Well,” they say, “who needs it? You see, the Bible’s proven." How was the Bible proven? Because you've got some kind of a change?

34What about the Hindu that didn't even need the change? He said, "Look, I can see you guys do need a change.” Ho boy, if I had your scurvy scummy ways. Why, you even talk to somebody's kid they'll bust your nose in; the Hindu culture, everybody was uncle and auntie. Saw a kid who was doing wrong, everybody reprimanded that child; not pick on and be mean and nasty, corrected him, say, "Hey, that's not the way it goes." They had grandparents to spoil the grandchildren; only grandparents can truly appreciate little kids. They don’t have to stay with them day and night like you do. [Congregation laughs.] You're too close to them. You know they wrote a book “The Joy of Being Old,” phooey, it's “The Joy of Being a Grandfather and Not Getting Old.” People bug me. They don't stick with this Word, can't abide them if they don't give me something real.

35Now:

[339] Manifest! Jesus said, "If I don't do the works of My Father believe Me not." See, it's got to be proven.

[340] But now,… not proven like Jesus' time, when they put a rag around His head and hit Him on the head, and said, "If You're a Prophet, tell us who hit You." "And if You are the Son of God, turn this (stone into) bread…" See, that's the Devil… I mean, the Revelation that He’s supposed to do, that's what it is.

Now, he's telling you right there about discernment. You're dropping back to what the prophet proves the Presence of God in him is by that simple discernment, and that's too simple, much too simple, no way, shape, and form. They don't want it.

36Now:

[341] And now as Revelation 10 is revealed, the mysteries of God are made manifest, known, as the seven-sealed Book promised.

All the mysteries, everything that was sealed up, absolutely, has to point back when it's proven that that which is manifested or given is those thunders. Do you follow me? See, absolutely, there's no way about it.

37All right, now, let's just go to page 40 way back here, and we're going to hit 276. Now, oh, let me see, 277.

[277] And he said, "Well, then…seven thunders, you see…wouldn't those seven thunders blasting out, won't that be a Revelation to be given to some man?"

In other words, you get it kind of privately and it's not in the Bible, but you're going to add to it, see.

[278] And I said, "No, sir, it would be adding something to It or taking Something from It." It's all revealed in there, and the seven seals opened up the Revelation of what That was.

What's That? The Seven Thunders. People tell you the Seven Thunders haven't been revealed. Well, maybe some portions yet to come out manifested, I don't know, but he said, there It was. Oh, I don't know, either…either what? Just better go. What can you say? All right.

[342] Now let your faith in Him Who is the Word. Because in Revelations 10…no in Revelations 19, rather…I had…written down…Revelations 10…but it's not…it's 19. When He comes, He’s going to be called "The Word of God," riding upon a white horse, and the followers of Heaven will be behind Him. (Though they go up, come on back.)

[343] Break the denominational veil of education! (Now that's not school, two and two are four, the three R's; that's theological education, and then when you let your mind get so carried away you can't get back to the phenomenal in the sense of it. See?) Break the denominational veil of tradition! Break those veils that's hiding Him from you! Break those veils of pride, you women; you're…King's daughters, act like it, live like it. Break every veil! No matter what Ph.D. and LL.D. says, “If it's contrary to the Bible,” break through that veil, for we've crossed the riven veil. We're on the other side now, on the other side. And you will see, if you…just do that, break the old traditions and things and come to Him, you'll see Him standing, the Mighty Conqueror, the Word of promise for this age made manifest.

38Oh, that chokes them all. "Well, you mean to tell me then you're taking away from the great God I know and you're putting Him in pieces." No, you do because you got three gods, we don't. We got one God that doesn't get all kooked up. Because when He was supposed to be the Mighty God coming by human flesh, He came exactly as He wanted, not by some theologian's guess, who turned It down and now the virgin's birth is a big laugh.

You know God let the heathen have their temple worship where the monks and the priests cohabited with young girls and they were temple virgins or even married women, but everybody came in, and they would come in at night and have intercourse with them and the baby born, they’d say, “Well, that was the Son of God.” That God had intercourse with women. Oh, it's a very nice story, I prefer the Mormons; they had more brass. They said polygamy’s okay; at least they took care of the women they wanted. I'm not for it but I'm just telling you I got more favor with…they got more favor with me than this other stuff here.

But you see what I'm trying to tell you, back in those days, before the virgin birth was actually upon earth here and we see the Son of God come in human flesh which he's supposed to be, that already had a stigma on it. The devil always has a stigma on everything, that's why people don't like the word 'Presence' or anything else. It's really the word 'Presence' doesn't even need to be used; it's Appearing. But if He did…if He's not here, tell me how He appeared? In signs and wonders? No, we believe that. Right there, no, come on, got to let your thinking go, let your thing go, Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian, whatever it is, just let your thinking go, see.

39Now:

[343] We're on the other side now… And you will see, if you'll just do that, break those old traditions and things, and come to Him, you'll see Him standing, the Mighty Conqueror, the Word of promise for this age made manifest. You'll see the mighty God unveiled, see Him right amongst us here, unveiled, the mighty God, unconquered by traditions. (Not just signs and wonders, brother/sister, no, no, no.)

[344] They tried to hide Him behind there, they did for years, but the time of the promise drew near. God raised up a Moses one time… he set the children free from those things. And He’s still...can't be conquered. "Heavens and earth will pass away, but My Word shall not." (Why? Why? What's he say that for? Because God stands behind His Word. You can't conquer God; you can't conquer His Word. He conquers all, even Nebuchadnezzer found that out. I wish the church would find that out.) He’s the same yesterday, today, and forever.

[345] They said, "It can't be done." But it was done. And when it was done, they said, "It's…the Devil."

[346] …that doesn’t change the Word of God a bit, It still remains "God" to the believer. The Mighty Conqueror; the same yesterday, today, and forever; by His nature, by His Word… (Oh, they'll preach the nature, but they forget the Word. How very convenient!)

[347] I'm closing in saying this…it's five minutes to twelve…

Well, we've got seven minutes after twelve, we're worse off than they were at the Tabernacle, maybe he gets out in time, and then he talks about the auctioneer and then he prays and he proudly said it's not a bunch of fanatism, remember that. I'm just going to read a little poriton here and I think we can finish this today. All right.

[355] Lord, I think… (he prays) Lord, I think You've proved It to them now. They come from everywhere. They spend their living, they do everything…

40In other words, you know this is God, you know how it is God, you're fully acquainted, you've left the other veil, you're into the new veil, you're in Christ and He is putting a new veil in you according to 1 Corinthians 15, that vesture—that's the word I wanted to remember—vesture and it's an investiture, you see, which means you're put into an office: Bride. "I call you Bride." You've been investitured. Don't look like anybody else, I mean, don't look different from anybody else or even worse. "Oh, that bunch of, you know, ha, man what they believe down there? Serpent seed, ho, ho, boy." They've got an idea that the serpent was built like an elephant or something, you know, clunk, clunk, clunk. Oh, well, let them think…let’s give them some more pornography to think of; that's all they got anyway. Their religion is pornography. See, that's awful; they can see, not only hear me on the tape, they can see me. Say, “I wasn't the guy that said it.” Then whose picture is that? [Congregation laughs.] Well, I said it, yeah.

[356] Laying on this pulpit…Lord, lays handkerchiefs. Maybe some…will…leave today before the…service, Lord. O Eternal God, look down. I know You’re here, You’re veiled. (See? Later on.)

[360] Help every person to believe this morning, Father. Break through every veil of selfishness, every veil of unbelief, (See, there's lots of veils.) and see the Mighty Conqueror unveiled before the believers. For, "Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the world. A little while and the world won't see Me anymore, but you shall see Me." Show Yourself among us, Lord, as You have been doing.

41Now, he said, “You're going to see Me," and notice how he put that in there? For this hour. Like he said, the promise of Matthew 28, "Lo, I am always," right at this hour. See the compound meanings and all? Yet people don't believe that.

Remember, it was to a group one time, "I call my son out of Egypt," and it’s to singular. Now you've got the same thing. The promise was to a group, now it's singular and back to the group. Group, Bride, prophet, Bride.

[362] Now the visible Pillar of Fire…scientifically proven, many years ago as a… Now, he said the Pillar of Fire that's been scientifically proven, (that same Pillar of Fire) many years ago when I was a little boy spoke to me out there, and told me I'd live right here, and what would take place. (Now that's what he said.) Telling you about it… One day down…the river, before the ministry started, first revival, He appeared in the skies, identified Himself and gave the commission. All these years I've had it hidden in my heart… (Now listen!) All these years I've hid it in my heart, veiling Christ, same Pillar of Fire interpreting the Word, as promised. We're in the last days, just…Coming of the Lord. (See? It's going to be soon.) And if you find yourself outside that veil (which is death to stay out), (that's the real veil, see) will you by faith, this morning, say, "By God's help… with Your help, Lord, I want to break through that veil. I want to get in where You're at, to see the full Word of God"?

42In other words, look, if it doesn't line with the Word, fulfilling the Word, and we don't see that this is the Word, how could it be Logos which is manifestation of thought? How could it be this brought to life if that isn't true? Now if That is brought to life or This is brought to life by the life, because, look it, there's a movement there. You're looking at something that doesn't move, you've just got a picture, but that was moving, brother/sister. And what's one of the first signs of life? Movement! Next thing, what? Takes on food, gives off waste. Three major signs. Well, That One doesn't have to eat anything but just move and dish out the food; He doesn't even need it. We minister back to Him by prayer and faith. All right, now.

[362] All these years I've hid…in my heart, veiling Christ, same Pillar of Fire interpreting the Word, as promised.

Now, he veiled what was said by the Pillar of Fire, and on the occasions of meeting with God, the Pillar of Fire entered him, and He the Pillar of Fire, now you've got an unanimity. “I and my Father are one.” The same promise is to the Bride at the end time; the same Holy Spirit, inside, outside, the whole thing, all moving.

[362] We're in the last days… And so on.

43Now, here:

[367] Father, we pray…these, Lord, who are not gone through the veil. …standing out there… They believe...but they've never broken into This yet, to see that great Shekinah Light, both spiritual and physical, insomuch that a mechanical eye of the camera keeps taking the picture.

Now, notice how he keeps bringing you back to that. He keeps bringing it back. He said, That is vindication and the world will not take it. And I'm going to tell you something: anybody in his right mind will have a job taking it but we are not in our right minds because our right minds are what? Deteriorated, degenerated, we're mixed up but we're in His mind; that's different entirely. Let this mind dwell in you richly which is in Christ. All right.

44Now listen! The tail end.

[379] I see…the Mighty God, unveiled. I see Him pull back the creeds, the denominations…the skeptics…educational programs…everything, walk forward, stand there. You think the creeds could conquer Him? You think the denominations could conquer Him? You think the World Council can conquer Him? He conquered everything, broke every fetter, ripped open hell, tore off the seals…

Now remember those things were passed until this hour, which was what? Tore off the Seals. Who closed the Book? He did. Who opened It? He will. How will He do it? The same One's got to manifest, brother/sister. You've got—listen, your Bible runs in continuity: Alpha is Omega. That's the greatest principle in the Bible to understand Heb 13:8 and anything else you want to understand. All those other laws that God showed through the prophet; I've tried to teach you. They're all good laws but this is the great one. All right.

45Listen!

[379] He conquered everything, broke off every fetter, ripped open hell, (He's doing it again, really, because hell has moved from beneath) tore off the seal, entered into the Holiest of holies, unveiled Himself to us, being the Word, the same yesterday, today, and forever.

The unveiling of God. What was the message all about? It was about God and the prophet, the vindication that God gave the prophet, the vindication being perfectly Scripture, a hundred percent right with the Word, and we, believers, that places us. Sure.

What does a bride and groom do when they stand up before the one that performs the ceremony, judge or whatever it is, should be a minister. She believes what the groom says to her. That's right. Will you take her to be so and so and so and so and so and so under such and such and such… that's right, she believes. She better believe. Then he takes her at her word. Then the one stands back that officiates and said, "Hey, that's it. I pronounce you husband and wife." Not man and woman like a lot of them want to say, not even man and wife, it's husband and wife. Right? Bride and groom. All right.

46Now you tell me anything different from This and This and what's going on. Then what are you? How could Bro. Branham call us anything else but Bride? Spotless, virtuous Bride—how could he? You give me an answer. How could he? “Well, Bro. Vayle, I know better.” Well, you know more than God then. Now you've become a judge of God. “Well, Bro. Vayle, I'm humble.” You're not humble; you're a liar, you're ignorant, you're proud. That's awful to say isn't it, but it's not awful; it's the truth as I stand here because anything opposite from God is pride and that's where the devil did it. That's where the Bride did it.

That's why it's so important for you and me not to add or take a word. It's not that, brother/sister, some little thing out here; it's what it does to you and to me. Do you understand what I'm saying? It throws you out of cater with God. Throws you out there to some limbo. When you stand with this in simplicity; you're not required to know every little jot and tittle. God says not a jot or a tittle will fail. So it's not you to take care of the jots and tittles; He's going to take care of it. It's not your faith; it's His faith. See? It's not you doing it; it's He doing it. Now do you believe He's doing it? Are you satisfied He's doing it? See, is that the Pearl of great price?

47See, this is why people come hundreds of miles to hear Bro. Branham. They'll come hundreds of miles to even hear some preacher like me which is highly flattering, very nice, I appreciate it all, but that's doesn't what do you good. It's what is good because, I told you, if this was humbug which It's not, there's a real One, brother/sister, because this is the way It's done. Now if you know This is That in the way It's done and I'm a part of that same Shekinah Glory, see, that revealed Him because He is that glory, that attendeth glory around His Presence, brings—proving Himself and proving His Word and you're receiving It, that's it, because that's the sign of the baptism of the Holy Ghost. Then you start piling Word on Word, you watch those virtues begin moving up. You watch when that stature starts coming up. Right?

You watch the day come where Bro. Branham placed that and we'll be—and you will see that we are It, and there's no phony about it. It’s genuine; that love and that faith in there is genuine, brother/sister, that virtue is genuine. That knowledge is genuine, that temperance is genuine, see, that brotherly kindness is genuine. Not something you cooked up and worked up. And you notice it's also going to come more and more natural. Why? Because the Holy Spirit is floating out all that debris and all those rocks and things, all that old love that you had, all that old brotherly kindness, all those things. You watch it's floating them out. Then you'll see a man led by the Holy Ghost. He still won't be perfect like Jesus, no way, but living members all together, coming to that great day.

Well, I can always preach… Did my tape run out? Good enough, well, let's rise. I ran out but the tape didn't. Just such a lovely time with you folk, appreciate very much seeing every one of you and you know I trust you're happy in the Lord, because if you're happy in yourself that's good but that’s not good enough because that can fade. But if you're happy in the Lord then those streams are flowing and it's all great.

48 Heavenly Father, we're on our way now, Lord, just happy to have been here and happy, Lord, to go to our places, happy that You're going with us, Father, happy, Lord, that none of us is really leaving each other though physically there's a manifestation of departure when folks got to go to their homes some many, many miles. We just ask You to protect that physical part but we know the spiritual’s with us because there is a tie that binds and that tie is the Holy Spirit, living Word, oh God. And we're of one mind in this truth of the gospel today and, Lord, we're only praying this: if there's anything in our minds that's wrong and we're preaching something wrong here, believing something wrong, Father, it's by Your grace we're taking it into account that You will give us the strength, Lord, the revelation to know where we're wrong, and then, Father God, we'll have the humility which we know we have of You by Your grace to stand up and say, “I was wrong here. I was wrong there.”

Father, help us in all these things because we want to be right in our spirit and then we know from there on we'll be right in that Word, because if we ever get right in our spirit it’s because our souls have been made right by the Word Spirit Life. Yes, Father, we know then everything else will follow in line and we praise You for it. So, Father, we just…just bless everyone here in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ in their souls, in their spirits, in their minds, in their bodies, and bask it in their soul, Lord, right down the line so it's from centre to circumference there's a prosperity, oh God, which is of Thee. Lord, I believe it. I believe receiving this Message of reconciliation; restoration brings everything absolutely right, Lord. Father God in heaven, we believe that all these things will be manifested in due order. We're looking for them, Lord, and know that someone is falling heir to them by divine grace.

O Father, thank You for Your encouragement, for Your love, for Your mercy, and all these things, and we just cannot thank You enough, Lord, for Your Presence, for the light that shines, and for our brothers and sisters. Lord, bless Your Bride everywhere. May grace and mercy be found in her and the Word of God in the Name of Jesus Christ, we pray, Amen.

The Lord bless you, and we'll just go singing, "Take the Name of Jesus with you."