Ephesians 6: 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
And again let us read:
Joshua 5: 13 And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand: and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, Art thou for us, or for our adversaries? 14 And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the Lord am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my Lord unto his servant? 15 And the captain of the Lord’s host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest is holy. And Joshua did so.
When the Captain of the Lord’s Host comes to inspect your Whole Armour of God, what condition will he find it? What armour do you have on? Do you have the Whole armour of God, or some other armour? When the Holy Spirit comes to you to inspect your armour, will he find a place in which he is Please to Dwell? Will he find everything in order? Are your loins girt tight? Is your sword sharp; Do you know the Word of God, or do you fumble around with it?
The Message of the Hour sharpens your sword!
There is an armour of God, and there is an armour of man, an ecclesiastical, denominational, intellectual armour. There is a sword of the spirit. There is a sword of the flesh. There is the Message in Power, and there is the Message in letter only. God’s armour is powerful! It is invincible! But far too often, instead of coming with the Power of God, we come quoting the letter without Faith. And whatsoever is without Faith is SIN!
When we quote the Bible, quote the Message, and do not believe what we are quoting with all our hearts, those very words we are quoting are SIN. Unbelief!
The Seven Sons of Sceva came quoting the Prophet. They faced off against the devil in the name of Jesus who Paul preaches. How many today are coming in the name of Jesus who Branham preaches? If that is how you are coming to battle, then Satan will overcome you like he did them. In fact, he has already overcome you and you don’t know it. We need God’s whole armour.
There is no substitute.
When we compromise with the world, with religion, with traditions, with cultures, we are compromising with Satan for he indeed is the god of this world.
59-1216 – What Is The Holy Ghost? (William Branham) 50 That’s what’s the matter we don’t get sealed so much; we’re too loose about things. When the Inspector goes through, to inspect your life, to see if you’re not just a little loose about things, little loose about your prayer life, little loose about that temper, little loose about that tongue, to talk about others, He’ll never seal the car. Some dirty habits, some vile things, some vulgarity mind, He can’t seal the car. But when He’s found everything in its place, the Inspector, then He seals it. Dare be anybody open that seal until that car has reached its destination to where it’s sealed for! There it is. “Touch not My anointed; do My prophets no harm. For I say unto you, it’d be better for you that a millstone was hanged at your neck, and you were drowned in the depths of the sea, than even to try to offend or shake a little on the least of these that’s been sealed.” You see what it means?
Are we compromising with the world? Do we hold to traditions, or to the Word of God? Do we hold to an intellectual message, or a Message of Power? Are we tied up in denominational cliques within the message? Check yourself! Check your armour!
1 Corinthians 2: 4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:
5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
Which armour are you wearing? Are you wearing the armour of God, or a religious armour? They look alike, but behave very differently. Remember, the devil cannot create, so everything he has is a perversion of something that God created. The devil has a religious armour, that look like the armour of God, because it is a perversion of the Whole Armour of God.
This is serious business. There is a way that seems right unto man, the end thereof is death.
You see, people think they are right. The devil’s armour looks so much like the Whole Armour of God, that without the Holy Spirit, without Revelation and Discernment, we will not be able to tell the difference.
People think that what they are doing, what they are saying, what they are believing is right and holy, but it is neither. They have an armour. It is shiny and beautiful. They have a shield, but not a shield of Faith, it is shield of worldly wisdom and excuses.
“The days of miracles are past.
God’s will is for me to be sick because I have enough faith to be sick and still believe.
Those things in the Bible were written for that day, not for today.
We don’t need divine healing because we have good medicine and doctors today.”
They will tell you that you “cannot judge them”.
They say that one a lot. And they are so blind that they actually believe they are correct.
Check everything with the Word of God, through the lens of the Message of the Hour. If the Lord God did not intend for us to use the Message as our guide to the Word, he never would have sent it, and he never would have vindicated it. If we did not need the Message, then we would not have it.
How may people got on the Ark outside of Noah’s message? The same number will be the Bride outside of the Message of Malachi 4.
They have sword, but it is not a two edged sword.
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
A two edged sword cuts in both directions. It cuts the person receiving it, and it cuts the person giving it. It cuts coming and going. The Word of God will circumcise the flesh of the speaker and the listener. The religious sword only cuts in one direction. They will slice you to pieces yet never feel convicted themselves.
We have the helmet of salvation. There is another helmet, the helmet of religion. The helmet that if we believe that William Branham was Elijah then we are the Bride. It is denominationalism! It is idolatry!
New Flash: Satan believes that too, and still has a black eye from the last time he tangled with him.
Are your feet covered with the preparation of the gospel of peace. Not just the gospel of peace, but the preparation of it. Are you prayed up? Are you fed with the Message and the Word? Are you prepared?
1 Peter 3: 15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
Or do we have the preparation of gossip? Are we prepared with an answer for the reason of hope, or simply a criticism? Where are our feet rushing too, and for what purpose?
Romans 3: 13 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:15 Their feet are swift to shed blood:16 Destruction and misery are in their ways:17 And the way of peace have they not known:18 There is no fear of God before their eyes.
Do we have the breastplate of righteousness, or the breastplate of Self Righteousness? “Oh, I am in the message so I am somehow better”. “I go to such and such a church”. “I tithe AND pay offerings, and I send money to Jeffersonville”. “I spend my holidays going to camp meetings”.
How about “I was raised in the message, I was never in the world”. If that is your attitude, you are still in the world!
60-0522E – Adoption #4 (William Branham)
129 A little old “ruddy,” drawed over, the Bible said he was “ruddy.” That wasn’t a very fair child, “ruddy” is just a little old drawed-up sort of a fellow. And he went out there, and Saul, why, he put Saul’s armor on him, and I imagine the shield come plumb down over his feet. And he said, “Take this stuff off of me. I—I’ve…” Maybe he give him a doctor’s degree, a Ph.D. or L.L.D., or something, you know. How he said, “I don’t know nothing about that stuff, because I haven’t proved it. Let me have this, what I know what I’m doing with.” Yes, sir. He took the slingshot.
The armour of God must be proven!
We prove the armour through trials. We find the weakness in our armour, or rather in how we use it, when we fail. Ask any boxer; you learn to block by being punched in the nose over and over.
You got no trials in your life, you just ain’t ready to be proven yet. Maybe you don’t even have your armour on yet. Many times we see people with trials in their life and the first thing people do is point fingers and say that they are secret sinners. That is what they accused Job of. Are you Job, or the other three guys?
In every story in the Bible, you will find yourself there. Where do you fit in?
The Prophet said that “the devil has either got you, or he is after you”. I had more than one guy “in the message” brag to me that he never had any of the problems that I have had, that he was never out of work, no serious sicknesses etc. Well, brother, where is your trial? Where is your victory if you have never fought a battle?
Are you in a battle right now? Rejoice! Prove that armour!
David fought Goliath. David had victory. David was a man after God’s own heart. Who are you fighting today? Are you a David, or are you one of the guys cowering in the background? Everyone of us is somewhere there in that story. Which character are you? David? The cowards? Or, God forbid, maybe Goliath?
Search it out.
We will never win a Victory without a Battle.
The greater the victory, the greater the battle. You become the world heavyweight boxing champion by beat the current world heavyweight boxing champion, not be beating up a boyscout. Big victories come at the end of Big Battles.
We cannot fight a battle without the right armour, we will simply be slaughtered. If we have an ecclesiastical, denominational, intellectual armour, we will never survive a fight against the devil. In fact, if that is the armour that you have on you, you may find that you are actually fighting for, and not against the devil.
Job’s three friends had religious armour. They believed that they were right, and that Job was wrong. Job fought hard battles, one after the other. But in the end, Job had the victory, and the Lord told those other three that if Job did not pray for them, they were finished.
Notice, the three “friends” had no battles, and no victories.
So even after all his battles, after the victory, Job still had a final battle. Job had to forgive and pray for his enemies.
Job 42: 10 And the Lord turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.
The Lord turned the captivity of Job, WHEN he prayed for his friends, not before. When the battle is over, we have to forgive those who fought against us.
Mark 11: 25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
That is the big one. Your armour won’t fit over bitterness and hate. When the Captain of the Host comes to inspect you, there can be nothing evil, no root of bitterness in there.
John 13: 20 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.
May the Lord God bless and confirm his word.
God works through people. That was a choice that he made, and he has never changed it. We hear his word when a man preaches it to us. Now we have the fivefold ministry of pastors, evangelists, teachers, prophets and apostles. They preach the message of the hour to the Bride of Christ. They minister the Word of God unto the Church.
We have the Message to show us the divine revelation of the Word of God because the Lord sent a Prophet Messenger to us; a man to preach it to us.
1 Corinthians 1: 21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
The Lord could have used angels. He sent an angel to Cornelius, but not to preach to him, but rather to point him to the man that would preach to him. He could have had the sun preach to us. He could have spoken out of a cloud. He could even have used donkeys. But he, by his own sovereign authority and wisdom decided that the very best and perfect way to bring the Word of God to us is to have a man preach it to us.
He always picks men that are looked down on by the world. When he finds a man that has talents and abilities that the world will admire, like Saul of Tarsus and Moses, he first has to beat that out of them before he can use them.
That is why he carefully orchestrated the Prophet’s birth in our age. He ensured that William Branham was poor, of low status, and could not obtain a head full of useless information in school. He put him in a big family so that after getting enough education to do some math, to read and write, he would have to go to work. He picked an ethnic group for him, Irish,q that was small in stature as well for him to be born into. And he even picked a family line with baldness. None of those things were by accident.
That is also why John the Baptist was orphaned at such a young age. The Lord could not let them get polluted by the world. It takes a man that the world considers a fool to preach the wisdom of God.
When we receive the men that God sent to preach the Word, then we receive the Word, which is Jesus Christ. When we reject the men that God sent to us, then we are rejecting Jesus Christ. Never forget that.
The Bride receives the Prophet, and through the message of that Prophet receives the Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, no person who refuses the Message, or rejects the Prophet will ever receive Christ, for Christ is the Message!
The only way to receive the Lord Jesus Christ, the New Birth, Eternal Life in any age, is through the Message and the Messenger for that Age! Period!
Nobody who rejected Noah or his Message got on the Ark.
How do we hear it? There must first be preachers.
Luke 10: 2 Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.
The harvest is ripe today but labourers are few. But we have churches on every corner. We have 1200 denominations out there. The Catholic Church alone claims over a billion people. How can the labourers be few? They simply are not preaching the gospel; they are not labouring for Christ.
Amos 8: 11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord:
Without the Message of the Hour, we are not labouring for the Lord. This is the day where there is a famine, not for food and water, but for hearing the Word of God. Not a famine for dogmas, we got plenty of those. Not a famine for traditions and creeds, we have way too many of those. The famine is for hearing the Word of God.
Not just preaching it, but a famine for hearing it. So even where it is preached, it is not being heard. Are you getting this? Even in the Message Churches that have a Holy Spirit filled Ministry bringing the Spiritual Food in Due Season through the leading of the Holy Spirit, that WORD IS NOT BEING HEARD!
How do you know that you are hearing the Word, hearing the Message?
You are applying it to your life!
To hear the Word is to LIVE the Word!
It is not enough to play a tape, we must LISTEN to it!
We are talking about the Bride’s Ministry tonight.
The Fivefold is NOT the Bride’s Ministry. They are feeding the Bride’s Ministry.
The Message is NOT the Bride’s Ministry, it is feeding and guiding the Bride’s Ministry.
The Bride’s Ministry does not take place in the walls of the Church.
Who is the Bride? YOU ARE!
Tonight we are not here to discuss the preachers, we are hear to discuss the Work of the Bride.
The Word comes forth from the Lord, through the Prophet, through the ministry, to the Bride. But it does not stop there, or at least it should not. Many times, however, it does. Many times the sermon that comes from this pulpit does not make it past the back door. Your Pastor stands here for an hour and pours out his heart to you. He probably spent another ten, or twenty hours, or more, preparing for it first. He has studied. He has prayed. He has yielded to the Lord under an anointing.
It is not enough for the Word to be preached, it must also be heard. It must be received and believed. If we don’t receive it and believe it, then we will not carry it with us out the door, we will not live it, and we certainly won’t spread it to others.
How many times at work or school, do people testify of the movies or hockey games they watched over the weekend, of the books they read, of the songs they listened too, the conversations they had, the jokes they heard? They are receiving, believing and testifying.
They are living the devil’s message to you.
Now how about we start living God’s Message to them?
Who here is going to testify tomorrow about the sermons they heard this weekend? Will you remember what was spoken? Will you apply those things directly to your life? Will you testify of it to others? Will you change your Facebook status to reflect what you heard? To do that we first must HEAR the Word. We must believe what we heard. We must receive what we heard. You know you can believe something and still reject it.
That is called iniquity!
Whether we accept it, or whether we reject it, we will all be held accountable for every single word of it.
Ezekiel 33: 7 So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me.8 When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.9 Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.
Now let us go a bit deeper. Let us bring this home to where we live. Who is the watchman?
YOU ARE! I AM! If we are filled with the Holy Spirit.
You are the Watchman in your community. You are the watchman in your home. You are the watchman at your work. You are the watchman in your apartment building. You are the watchman at the coffee shop you hang out in. You are the watchman on your Facebook Page! You are the watchman in Instagram.
The Lord in our day opened up a digital door to the world. We can use that door for good, or for bad. Use it to minister unto the world.
What are you warning the people of? Are you taking this Message that the Lord is bringing here every Sunday and every Wednesday, and are you blowing the trumpet? Every day do you read the Bible? Is there something in what you read that touched your heart? Are you bringing that to a dying world? When you play a tape, are you not touched by it? Take that to the dying world.
The people that you associate with all day, every day, will all come to a judgement seat of Christ one day. Will they be able to point an accusing finger at you? Are you free from their blood? Have you delivered your soul from their sin and iniquity? Whose blood is still on your hands tonight? Let’s get serious here!
55-0403 – Fellowship By Redemption – William Branham
75 You know, now, this is kind of a little bit hard. But you are the only Bible that many people will ever read, you Christians. Your life is the only Bible that men, a lot of men and women, will ever read, just the way you act and do. So, Christians are supposed to be a living example of what Christ is. And if Christ is in the human heart, then He’ll certainly live His Own Life, for Christ is in you. And the Spirit of Christ be in you, then you become a new creature.
76 Now, I love to think that Christians, everywhere, if every person that called on the Lord Jesus would live just exactly the Christian Life, why, this would be a converted world in the next twenty-four hours. It certainly would be.
77 The Bible said, that, “You are the salt of the earth.” And the salt can only save when it comes in contact with the spoiling earth. The earth is spoiling, rottening. You know that. And the salt must come in contact with the earth, or, if it don’t, it’ll be gone.
We are the Bible, and for the most part, the ONLY Bible to the world. You are the Bible to your boss. You are the Bible to your mother. You are the Bible to the bus driver. You are the Bible to your school teacher.
We, therefore, must be the Word manifested in flesh. As He is, so is she in this world. Whatever the Lord Jesus Christ is, we the Bride must also be, and visibly be, to the entire world. We are flesh of his flesh, bone of his bone, life of his life, spirit of his spirit.
All the attributes of the Lord Jesus Christ must be seen in us by the world, or we are failing.
That is our job here, to be Christ to the world. We are his ambassadors, the representatives of the Kingdom of Heaven.
John 15: 1I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. 2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
We can do nothing without him. We will have no spiritual fruit without the Holy Spirit. We will have emotions. We will have fundamentalist theology and legalism will abound. But without Jesus Christ, that is all we will be, a sounding brass.
We are not Christians without the Holy Spirit. Unless we surrender completely to the Perfect Will of the Lord God, we will NOT bear fruit. We will be dead, dead, dead.
Men will gather us. Gather us? We will be denominated! We will be organized. And we will be burned with the world. Oh we will claim the Message. We might have a picture of the Prophet in our house. But we will only associate with our cliché. Oh, you don’t believe the Return Ministry, I won’t come to your church. You aren’t in the Seven Thunders, we won’t invite you. You don’t worship Joseph Branham, you are not in the Message.
That is not the Bride. Show me once where the Prophet behaved like that.
Do you have fruit? What is your Facebook fruit? What is your lunchtime fruit at work? What is your fruit in the mall, on the street, at the gym, at Starbucks? What is your fruit when there is no Christian around to witness it? What is your fruit on your computer or I-Phone? What is your fruit, your attitude towards the Word of God, the Message right here and now inside your heart where you think nobody can hear it?
God is listening! And recording every word, action, thought and motive.
The fruit that you are bearing right now tells you what vine you have your branch grafted to. Your attitude towards the Revealed Word of God right now is the proof of the life that is in you. The fruit that we bear is based on the life of our vine. If you got pumpkins, you are not in a grape vine. If we are grafted into Christ, we will bear the fruit of the Spirit of God.
If our fruit is worldly, hypocritical, then let that be a stern warning!
WAKE UP BRIDE!
It is the midnight hour. Trim your lamps. Fill your vessels.
Matthew 5: 14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
YOU are the light of the world. Is your candle lit? Are you a bright and shining testimony everywhere you go? Your job, as the Bride of Christ, is to be a light to the whole world. That is your main job in life, above every other job and task. You are the ONLY light to the world today. The Lutheran light is gone out. The Methodist light is gone out. The Pentecostal light has gone completely dark.
You and I are the one source of the grace of the Lord God unto them. When you come to them, Christ comes to them. When you speak to them, Jesus is speaking to them. That was our first scripture tonight. When we receive he whom the Lord has send, we receive the Lord.
When they receive you, they receive him.
When they reject you, they reject him.
YOU HAVE BEEN SENT!
John 15: 16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
You are their day of visitation, and you have been ordained of the Lord to do it. “Go ye into all the world, (not just the Message Churches) and preach the gospel , the Message of the Hour, unto every creature”. Go to All the World. Not in here, in the building. You must go outside of the building. Go to the highways and byways. Go to the streets and back alleys. You must bring this Message to EVERYONE. You and I do not get to decide who hears it. That has already been decided by the Lord God and his decision was EVERY CREATURE.
We are not permitted to miss even one soul!
The Church cannot be redeemed, and the world cannot be judged, until it first hears the Revealed Word of God for this hour. That means no Rapture. Why is the rapture tarrying? It is OUR fault.
Lord God have mercy on us unprofitable servants!
You are the grace of God to a dying world. You are a beacon of salvation in the blackness of demonic hell that has covered this world. You are the only hope for literally billions of people. It is up to You! We all have a huge responsibility, that we are currently NOT living up to. Each one of us is falling short.
We put a challenge to the Youth, to bring souls to church with them, to go out and testify. In order to do that, we must shine a light to those souls. Are you doing it? Are you out testifying? Or have you buried your talent in the ground?
To testify is not to preach doctrine. To testify is to tell the people who the Lord Jesus Christ his and how he has confirmed his word in your life in supernatural signs, wonders and miracles. Show them what Jesus has done for you personally.
To testify we first need something to testify of. We need an experience with the Living God, else all we have it tradition. It don’t help to simply have stories of the Prophet, we need our own testimony. To witness, we must have seen and heard.
The fivefold ministers unto you from the pulpit. We are your servants. I am your waiter today serving you the bread and meat of the Lord. You are the ministers to the rest of the world. That is the Bride’s Ministry, to go into the world and minister to the rest of humanity.
Mark 10: 42 But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them.43 But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister:44 And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all.45 For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
Did you believe that? Did you receive that? Will you now live that and manifest it in your life? You must be the servant of ALL. You are called to minister unto all. As He is, so is she in this world; so are YOU in this world Bride. He came to minister and give himself as a ransom for many. You must go and minister unto the whole world and give yourself as a ransom for all. Ransom?
Let me lay this out plain. You will be hated. The more you love, the more you will be hated. The more you take a stand on the Word of God, and the Message of the Hour, the more you will be hated. The harder you try to help people, to open their eyes, to bring them salvation, the more they will hate you. If the world is not against you right now, then brother, sister, check your life.
John 15: 18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
1 John 3: 13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.14 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.17 But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.
2 Timothy 3: 12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
Think long and hard on this brothers and sisters. This is not a picnic, this is a war. The devil is sharpening up his darts right now, preparing for those of you who will Believe this Word, Receive this Word, and Live this Word, putting it into action.
If we are not suffering persecution, if we are not hated for it, then we are not “living godly in Christ Jesus”. That is not my words. I am not accusing you. That is the Word of God. Search yourself. You know your life. The devil knows it too.
He knows who he’s got and is after those he doesn’t have.
This is what the devil is planning for you right now.
Matthew 10: 16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues;18 And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.
We are at war. As the Bride of Christ, we are the foot soldiers in the trenches. We must put on the whole armour of God. The devil will use every tool at his hand to destroy you.
You might get fired from your job. You might get disowned by your family. You could get thrown in jail. You will be insulted. You will be hated. You will be made fun of and ridiculed. You might get beat up. Your husband or wife could leave you. Your property might be vandalized. You could even receive death threats. You could even be killed. This is not a game. This is life and death.
Count up the cost! Be prepared! Fight!
But the reward is so great that Moses gave up the riches of Egypt for it.
Jesus Christ left the Glory of the Father and took upon flesh and bled and died, and even went to hell for it.
We must sell out completely to the Message of the Hour. We must be completely convinced of it or we will never be concerned to act upon it. Oh but once we are truly convinced, look out.
62-0118 – Convinced Then Concerned – William Branham
113 And I believe that every man, every woman, every boy or girl, that ever stays long enough, that you’re convinced that It is right, and It is the Holy Ghost, you are burdened so hard in your heart, that you can’t stand still and let these people die like this in shame and sin. It’ll grind the very heart out of you, to get out here on these streets. It does, any Christian, to see the people wholly given over to sin: drinking, gambling, cursing, swearing, smoking. Every car you pull up behind, is a woman with a cigarette in her fingers, with one of these waterhead haircuts, that they’re—they’re using now, and all this common nonsense. And thousands of those profess to be Christians.
114 Don’t you realize, friend, being that I’m on that, that like the first lady of the land, did you know Jezebel was the first lady of that land too? See? Certainly. But Elijah called her out. She hated him, but he told her where she belonged. Actually, he was her pastor. She didn’t want to admit it, but he was. That’s right. He told her.
Are you convinced of this Message? You believe that William Branham was a Prophet Messenger? Great! But that is not enough. You believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God? Wonderful! But again that is not enough.
If we don’t believe he was the Prophet, too bad. God made him the Prophet to us just as He made Elijah the pastor to Jezebel. The world may not like the idea of you being the testimony of Christ to them, the Ambassadors of Heaven, but guess what, that is not their choice. It was God’s choice. He chose you for it. He ordained you to it.
We must be absolutely and positively convinced that every word of the Message and the Bible are true, and that every word applies to us. Then we will get concerned to act. Are you convinced? Are you concerned? Are you acting?
Many times we are too afraid to speak. We are too afraid to ask the blessing on our food in an audible voice in public. Somebody in that room desperately needs a testimony, and asking the blessing is a perfect testimony to them. It is also a condemnation on sin and darkness. When we fail to act and are silent, it is because we are ashamed of him. We are cowards! How can we call ourselves Christians when we are afraid and ashamed to live an example of Jesus Christ to the world. How can we call ourselves Christians when we are ashamed of the very name of the Lord Jesus Christ?
We care more about what the Serpent’s seed thinks of us than what the Lord Jesus Christ does. We are more concerned with the approval of satan that the approval of our Bride Groom.
You put up a picture of your dog or cat on your desk at work. You show it to everyone who comes by. How about a picture of Jesus? How about the pillar of fire picture? You are proud of your dog, and ashamed of your Lord?
Oh, but you say “I might get fired”.
Then get Fired! You’re too lukewarm anyways.
Get fired and get fired up!
WE SHOULD ALL BE ASHAMED OF OURSELVES!
Is your job more important than the Lord? Who gave you that job in the first place? Who blesses that company with enough business so that they can afford to keep you employed? And you are ashamed of him?
Saints of God shake yourselves!
It is time to come to the altar for an old fashioned, eye soaked, chest beating repentance!
YOUR JOB IS TO BE A LIGHT TO EVERYONE AT WORK!
That is your duty, my duty. We are the Bible to the world. We are the ambassadors of the Lord Jesus Christ. We are written epistles read of all men. We are God manifested in human flesh. We are his Bride! We all have a ministry!
Mark 16: 15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.
That is YOUR commission from Jesus Christ. Go to your family. Go to your coworkers. Go to your boss. Go to your neighbor. Go to the guy on Facebook. Go to the guy who sells you a coffee every morning. Go to your barber. Go to the Walmart greeter.
Be an ambassador for the Lord Jesus Christ. Minister unto the dying World.
Take that which ye have seen and heard, and go to the entire world and preach it to every creature. Be the Bible to them. Be proud of this gospel! Be proud of this message! Be proud of your Groom!
Bear fruit, for you have been ordained to it.
Fulfill the Bride’s Ministry.
And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following.
Does your current life reflect this?
Will the historians of today be able to say this about us in the future? If the Lord were to tarry another two hundred years, what would history say of us? What will be written on our grave stones? Will they say of us:
“And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following.”
Go Forth into ALL the world and Fulfill the Bride’s Ministry.
And may the Lord God richly bless you in all Revelation in him.
When we start writing stories we always start with “once upon a time”. We start at the chronological beginning. And then we work our way to happily ever after. The end is uncertain until the last page. We find trials and tribulations on our storybook journey, and then struggle to find solutions.
When we read the Bible, it appears that it is written that way too, for the very first line we find is:
Genesis 1: 1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
So it appears that the Lord started in the beginning of the story too. The first line is the foundation of the world, the earth. But did he? When we look into the book, we find quite a different answer.
1 Peter 1: 19But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: 20Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, 21Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.
So we find here that the Lord Jesus was foreordained before the foundation of the world to suffer and die, even though that action was manifested in the last days. Before the foundation of the world? The first line in the Bible is the foundation of the world, so even before the Lord started writing the Bible, he already had this in his mind. Let’s look deeper.
Revelation 13: 8And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
Both the crucifixion of the Lord Jesus Christ and the predestination of His Bride were foreordained, and complete prior to the foundation of the world, prior to Genesis 1:1. There are no accidents in the Lord God, there are no coincidences, there are no mistakes. He is perfect in all things.
When we write a book, we face tribulations and find solutions.
The Lord started with the end, then found tribulations to bring out that end. There is no chance for failure for the end was written even before the beginning. Our fate was sealed in Christ Jesus before the first subatomic particle was spoken into existence.
The Lord did not happen upon sin and iniquity and search for a solution to it. He already had the solution written down in the Lamb’s Book of Life, then created a universe in which to compel that solution. He created an atmosphere in which opportunities to express the solution would be found.
And through his infinite foreknowledge he already knew what your decision would be. He knew who would accept, and who would reject. He knew the scoffers, he knew who would nail him to the cross. He knew that you would be reading this today and whether or not you would receive it. He knew the end from the beginning. And because he did, he could write his word with absolute, unfailing certainty. That is how the Bible is perfect, the end was already known before the story was written.
50 But God by foreordination… We don’t want to call the word predestination. It’s a bad word to use before the people. But God, by foreknowledge can predestinate: God is infinite. Do you believe that? And He knowed everything that would be on the earth ’fore He created it. You believe that? If He didn’t, He couldn’t tell the end from the beginning. He knows all things. Therefore He could love Jacob and hate Esau before either one were born. He’s not willing that any should perish. No, sir. But His foreknowledge let Him know that they would perish anyhow, so He could predestinate everything to work to His glory. 58-0207 – Jesus Christ The Same Yesterday, Today, And Forever
Rev. William Marrion Branham
Brothers and sisters, we worry too much. We have no right to worry, for worry is unbelief, and unbelief is sin.
The Bible did not start at Genesis 1:1, that is just where the Lord started to create the atmosphere to reveal, demonstrate, manifest and vindicate the pre-written solution.
The first words the Lord wrote in the Bible are actually:
Let us start with the reading of the Word of God. This is a scripture that for years I could not understand, but the Word of God reveals the Word of God.
Mark 10: 17 And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?18 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God. 19 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother. 20 And he answered and said unto him, Master, all these have I observed from my youth. 21 Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.
Take up the Cross!
Now if we also consider the Bible says not to yield our members as instruments of unrighteousness, and also that we are not to make provision for the flesh to fulfill the lusts thereof, the scripture now makes sense. Now we can understand the Lord is not suggesting to remove limbs, but to destroy the lusts of the flesh that lead to sin and destruction.
Take up the Cross. If you notice, Jesus had not been crucified yet. But he tells us to take up the Cross. How very prophetic, yet everyone glosses over it. Many times through his ministry he mentions those words “take up the Cross”. We often quote this saying as well, yet we put the wrong emphasis on it, the wrong revelation of it.
We are going to the doctor tonight for a checkup. We are going to sit in the office of Dr. Jesus and have him x-ray us a bit, diagnose some things, and give us some medicine. Don’t let the diagnosis scare you, the medicine never fails.
To take up a Cross is not just to take up a burden. You hear people say that “we all have a cross to bear”. It is not some bothersome thing, some little inconvenience that we have to live around. It is not to take upon yourself a minor duty, or a sacrifice in life. We say that we “have a cross to bear” as though it is some small burden, some trivial inconvenience through life. It is far deeper.
To take up a Cross is to DIE!
It means to crucify the flesh. It is not a burden through our lives, it is the END of our lives. Not only do we die, we must kill ourselves. Now this is not suicide. No. Quite the opposite. This is the crucifixion of the Old Man and the Lusts of that life, so that we can live eternally with Christ Jesus living through us.
Romans 6: 3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: 6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. 7 For he that is dead is freed from sin. 8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:
Those of us who are baptized in the proper Biblical Baptism, in full immersion in water in the name of Jesus Christ, are BURIED with him in baptism. Our old man is crucified with him. He that is DEAD is free from sin. We are baptized into his death, buried with him, dead unto ourselves, that we might rise with him.
He cannot resurrect a living man. That just don’t even make sense.
It would have looked pretty dumb for Jesus to show up at Lazarus’ house while he was sitting back sipping some tea and pronounce him resurrected. Jesus had to wait, not only until he was dead, but until the flesh was totally corrupted and rotten. Our flesh is corrupt.
He that is dead is free from sin. If we ain’t dead, then we are NOT FREE FROM SIN!
Notice the order that Jesus spoke to the rich ruler. He said 1) take up the cross, then 2) follow me. If we have not taken up the cross, if we have not died, if we have not crucified the old man, our old characters, our old lusts and desires, our old way of thinking, then we are NOT following him. I don’t care how you were baptized or who baptized you! If you did not die first, your baptism was of none effect.
Like I could go up here take each one of you and baptize you in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, that won’t remit your sins. No, no! No, I don’t believe in water baptism in the Name of Jesus Christ unto regeneration; I believe the Blood is regeneration, see, not—not the water.
But, see, I could baptize and baptize, but you only go down a dry sinner, come up a wet one; see, until you have thoroughly repented. Repent, and then be baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ. See? And that’s where I different with the Oneness movement. Not baptizing to regeneration, no; I believe it’s the Blood that cleanses, not the water. See? Repentance, and then be baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ.
Repent, then be baptized. Repent! Take up the Cross, then follow me. If we have not crucified our flesh, as long as we are still alive to ourselves, we are NOT following Christ, we are still sinners. We are going into the water as dry sinners, and coming out of it as wet sinners. And we remain sinners until, as the Prophet told us frankly “we thoroughly repent”.
Put it ALL under the blood. Confess EVERYTHING.
And that is why the Church is in such a mess today! That is why there are so many foolish virgins. That is why there is no power in the Church. That is why there are no gifts manifesting.
We have too many wet sinners today!
Kill that Old Man! He is unbelieving and sinful!
Mark 9: 43 And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: 44 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. 45 And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: 46 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. 47 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire: 48 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. 49 For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt. 50 Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.
We kill some of the old man, repent a bit, confess a bit, but not all. We let a little of that old character live here and there. But God’s x-ray sees it all.
Maybe an eye, for some dirty pictures.
Maybe an ear, for dirty jokes, or worldly music.
Maybe a hand, for a little stealing, or a little gambling, lottery.
Maybe a foot, to go where no Christian should ever go.
Maybe our tongues for a little gossip, lies or backbiting.
Maybe a little piece of our brains, for thinking things we should not think, and desiring things God does not desire.
Maybe a piece of our hearts for some bitterness, or doubt.
Maybe our fingernails for a little clear polish, or our lips for some lip gloss.
Maybe our holidays away from Christians for a bikini at the beach.
If we allow any of that old man, that old carnal, beast character to live in us, we are not following Christ. Repent! That character cannot follow him and will always lead us in the exact opposite direction. It will lead us away from the Word of God. That is the character that ran from the Lord in Eden. That character is why God had to come and find us. We were not looking for him, he was looking for us. The world is not looking for him, does not want him, rejects him, and curses his Holy Name. It is carnal, brutish, evil.
That character doesn’t want to come to Church. That character does not want to pray and worship when he gets here. That character does not want to receive the Word of God. That character does not want to repent and refuses to receive correction. That character is proud. That character causes divisions in the body of Christ. That character disbelieves the Word of God. That character worships the man instead of the God in the man.
Any time you see any of those things rising up inside you, that is the old man trying to come back to life.
Romans 8: 5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. 8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
The carnal mind, the old man, cannot please God. No matter what we do, as long as we are doing it carnally, it is displeasing unto the Lord. If we get up and sing a song, it could be the most beautiful song ever, hitting every note perfectly with the most heart felt emotions ever, making the whole room cry, but if we are carnal in our approach to it, we are displeasing the Lord. He rejects it!
If we pray from our own carnal thoughts, our prayers are displeasing to him. We could be quoting the Bible, quoting the message, perfectly, but carnally, and displeasing unto the Lord. He rejects it!
If we preach, no matter if we are perfectly quoting the Bible and the Prophet, for that is what the devil did when he came to Jesus, and what the Serpent did when he came to Eve, if we are carnal, we are displeasing and a hateful abomination unto the Lord. And anything and everything that is contrary to the Message of the Hour, the Revealed Word of God, is CARNAL.
Now talk to me about women preachers!
Carnality! Abominations unto the Lord God!
The spirit by which we live, is the spirit by which we worship, and the same spirit by which we pray, and sing, and testify. We don’t change spirits like coats. One for work, one for home, one for church. No Sir! Don’t ever think that for a minute.
If we are living by a lying spirit out in the world doing shady business deals all week, then we are praying by a lying spirit here in the Church. If we are living by an adulterous spirit at home, then we are singing by that self same adulterous spirit in Church.
Do you see it? Do you see it?
Romans 6: 16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
We are servants, Slaves, of that which we yield ourselves to obey. If we yield to God, then we are servants of God. If we yield to sin, we are servants of Satan. And that word “servant” is “Slave” in the Greek. A slave is a possession. If we yield to sin, we are possessed by the devil.
27 The Holy Spirit speaking in the Scriptures tonight, said that we might serve Him all the days of our life in holiness before Him; that’s cleanliness, holiness. But today, you can mention the word, “holy,” and people laugh at it. See how Satan’s got it all wrapped up? But you are a slave. And if you are a Christian, you’re a slave. You’re a bondslave of the Lord Jesus. If there’s two people of you, both spirit and body… And if you cater to the flesh, you’re a slave of the devil, and you’ll crucify the soul that’s in you. For the Bible said, “The soul that sinneth, that soul shall die.” And you have to crucify the flesh in order to be a bondslave in your flesh to be a servant of Jesus Christ. So, you’re a slave any way you take it. And you’ll… You can’t get away from it.
28 So you’re a slave; you’re marked. And the Bible said in the last days, there would be two marks. And every person on the earth would have one or the other. You just can’t get out of it. One’s the mark of the beast, the other one was a Seal of God. And the Seal of God is the Holy Spirit, God’s provided way for His Church.
Ephesians 4:30 said, “Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby you’re sealed unto the day of your redemption.” And to reject that Holy Spirit is to take on the mark of the beast. All that didn’t have the Mark of God had the mark of the devil. So, you’re marked. You’re either marked a bondslave in the love of God, or you’re marked a slave to the things of the world of the devil. That’s hard. But we are slaves, and we want to serve Him all the days of our life. A slave is a servant. In order to be a servant of Jesus Christ, you have to be a slave to yourself, to crucify… Oh, God, let it sink in. Crucify yourself, and your flesh, and your desires, that God might take hold in your heart to move you and motivate you. That’s the slave of Christ, the bondslave called—Paul called it. He said he was a slave to the Lord Jesus, a bondslave in service for the Lord Jesus, going about daily, crucifying the flesh to be a slave for Jesus Christ, rejoicing because he was a slave. That’s it.
That old man is not of God. His character is not of God. He must be put to death first, then we follow Christ. Repent, THEN be baptized. Take up the Cross, THEN follow me. Break free from the bondage of sin and the shackles of the enemy. He surely makes sin look tasty to the flesh. The more evil it is in God’s eyes, the more it makes your mouth water.
106 Christianity is self-denial. “Take up your cross daily. Follow Him.” Die out, to the things of the world. When all condemnation is gone, “There is therefore now no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus.” How do you get into Him? By joining? No. Shaking hands? No. By a union? By education? “By one Spirit we are all baptized into one Body.” By Holy Spirit baptism we’re in Christ. “And there’s no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus, that walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” Amen. Oh, that, that would make anybody shout. Amen. To be in there, anyhow, that’s the good part. All right.
We all need the Holy Spirit!
There is no other way. Baptism is good, but not good enough. The new birth is by water, blood and spirit. A baby that is born of water and of blood, with no spirit, is still born. It is dead! Spirit is life and the Holy Spirit is eternal life. Too often we get half way and think we have arrived.
Ezekiel 36: 25 Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.
He will sprinkle clean water upon you, the water of the Word of God, the living water. He will cleanse you from all your idols. Anybody still got a couple of idols hidden in a closet somewhere? He will cleanse you of it, just surrender to him. He will take away your heart of stone, and give you a heart of flesh. A heart of flesh is tender and can receive and absorb the water. He will give you a new spirit. And that is where we stop.
We get a new spirit. We get justified. We get sanctified. And we stop. We feel good. We are clean. But we have not gone on to receive HIS SPIRIT.
We are still born foolish virgins! The Old Man keeps creeping back in to our lives, or worse, we have not gotten rid of him in the first place.
Here is the great warning. Listen Close.
Matthew 12: 43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. 45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.
We get a new heart. We get baptized. We get cleansed of our old sins. We feel great. But we have not crucified the old man, and we have not received the Holy Spirit. We are not sealed unto the day of redemption. Then that old devil that possessed us comes sneaking back. Now he is a little scared so he has brought a few friends along. He brought a Proud Spirit, and a Religious Spirit, and a Gossip Spirit and four or five others. That whole group now enters in where just the one dwelt before. Now try and get free.
Now try and get free!
You will be too proud and religious to repent.
Crucify the Old Man! Today! And receive the Holy Spirit.
1 Corinthians 15: 29 Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?30 And why stand we in jeopardy every hour? 31 I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.
We must crucify our flesh daily. When we take up the cross, there is no mention of us putting it back down. We carry the cross to the grave, or the rapture, which ever comes first.
Did you pick up the cross? Is it on your back this moment? Is it with you every day, all day? Is it with you when you are talking with friends and coworkers? Is it with you in the restaurant when you get your meal and ask the Lord’s blessing in a loud voice, or are you ashamed of him and simply bow just a little so nobody notices and quickly mumble to yourself so nobody hears? Sin, unbelief, is easy. The road is paved and everyone is there to give you directions.
If we pick up the cross, we will not be ashamed of the Lord Jesus Christ. But we will suffer every day for it. We will be hated. We will be persecuted. We will be disowned. We will be fired from jobs. We will be unfriended on Facebook. We will be insulted, falsely accused, attacked, stabbed in the back, sometimes by people in our own churches or our families. And our flesh will hate it.
If we are ashamed of him, then we have not yet taken up the cross, the old man is still ruling in our temple. We still worship those old idols.
We are stillborn!
Get born again! I don’t care what it takes, get to it. Today. Tonight. Wrestle with God until. If you are not absolutely sure of where you stand with the Lord, get a conference going on with him right now and find out. Make it sure.
Work out your salvation with fear and trembling. Check that old man. Does he still have a pulse? Is he breathing? Smother him to death. Do not let him rise up.
Now some might feel a bit spanked. That is not the intention. The intention is to lift you up, to show you how we can all be wrong, and the simple solution to it.
You got to identify the disease before you can prescribe the medication.
We were just under the X-ray of the Word of God through the Message of the Hour.
We may have gotten ourselves a bad diagnosis, but we also have a very positive prognosis.
25 Now, that doesn’t make us say we can sin. Brother, if you sin, you’re just—you’re just away from God. That’s all. There’s only one thing to do, is confess it and get right with God. And as long as you desire to sin, the desire of sin’s still in your heart, then it’s time to stay down at the altar till that thing’s taken out.
26 Now you will sin. You’re bound to sin ’cause you just can’t help it, but you… but not wilfully sin. “He that sins wilfully after he receive the knowledge of the truth,” see, “there remaineth no more sacrifice for sin.” But every day you’re bound to sin.
27 And you’re bound to be backsliding constantly, so it takes a constant prayer to God. Paul said, “I die daily.” And if Paul had to die daily, how much more am I going… I’m going to have to stay dead all the time, if—if Paul had to die daily to stay right with God. And so, we’ll all have to do that, just die out to ourself. And that’s getting God’s way.
28 Now, there’s only two ways of anything: That’s the right way and the wrong way. And them ways are your ways and God’s way. And you can’t be in your way and God’s way at the same time. You’ve got to forget your own way to get in God’s way. And you got to get out of your own way to get in God’s way. For as long as you’re in your own way, you’re out of His way. So forsake your ways, forsake your thoughts, forsake everything, and just rely one thing, on THUS SAITH THE LORD. That’s all. Then you know you’re right.
Now every Christian has Taken up the Cross. We all crucify the flesh daily. BUT, are we crucifying our WHOLE FLESH? Is there some part of that Old Man that we are allowing to live? It is like a cancer; once it gets going it spreads and devours you. Search your hearts by the Word.
Is there something maybe, not that you are yielding to Satan, but that you are not yielding to the Lord God. Failing to testify, to sing, to worship, to ask the blessing on your food in a loud voice? Maybe just to pray for a brother or sister that the Lord has put on your heart?
Notes from Message Ministered unto the Youth at Restored Word Fellowship in Edmonton on Friday Evening, March 2nd 2018, by Bro Paul Brake
Luke 17: 11 And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.12 And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: 13 And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. 14 And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. 15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, 16 And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. 17 And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?
May the Lord add his Blessing to the reading of His Holy Word.
Ten lepers came to the Lord Jesus. Now I want you to notice something here about these men. They recognized Jesus as the Prophet, as the Messiah. They recognized his authority and power to heal. They recognized that his message was from God. They had a church to go to with a priest for Jesus sent them to their pastor, to their church to testify of him. They were “In the Message” for Jesus Christ IS both the Message and the Messenger!
They were not out in a Saducee or Pharisee denominations. They were not the Baptists, Catholics, Orthodox, Methodists, Presbyterians, Evangelicals, Pentecostals of their day. Those denominations were all with the High Priest, all rejecting Christ; just as they are today.
The denominations have their High Priest today. They have their Pope. He is their High Priest. This might sting some.
If your denomination is part of the World Council of Churches,
if your church baptizes in titles,
baptized with sprinkling,
if you believe in the trinity,
if you put up a Christmas tree,
If you are handing out candy at Halloween, or worse, dressing up
If Women wearing pants and bobbing their hair,
Wearing earings, make-up, nail polish, pants, short skirts, bikinis,
Going to dances, pool halls, half naked at the beach,
Playing Bingo, going to the Casino, buying lottery tickets,
If you reject the Message of the Hour,
Then the Pope is your High Priest!
You can have him. We Christians have our High Priest, the Lord Jesus Christ, who entered into the Holiest of Holies once and forever with his own blood as the sacrifice for all sins. We have a High Priest that can be touched by the feelings of our infirmities. We have a High Priest of our profession. When I professed him as my saviour, he saved me. When I professed him as my healer, he healed me. When I professed him as my deliverer, he delivered me. My High Priest as the Alpha and Omega, the Creator, the Almighty God, the Lord Jesus Christ. And now I will profess that he will Rapture me, and soon I will be gone.
Praise and Glory be to God!
And as they crucified Jesus in the flesh 2000 years ago, calling him a devil, the denominations have crucified him afresh today. They have rejected his headship for the headship of men. They have rejected his Word for traditions, psycholgoy, sociology, creeds and dogmas and politics.
They are not even Christians! What they practice, their traditions, their dogmas, their creeds are not the Word of God. They are pagan! They are steeped in Heathen customs and idolatry that the Bible strictly forbids! And they have today, for the most part, all received the Mark of the Beast, and they don’t even know it. The world is a darkness and the people a gross darkness.
To be a Christian, we must be Born Again. Jesus said in John 3:3 that except we be born again will won’t even see the Kingdom of God, let alone go there. The first step in the New Birth is repentance and proper baptism of full immersion in water in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins (Acts 2:38-39). Without that specific baptism we carry our sin, and have absolutely no remission. Without that baptism, we can never receive the Holy Spirit. Without that baptism, and that specific baptism in that specific way, we are LOST!
Could Naaman the Syrian be cleansed from Leprosy by any other way that exactly obeying the Word of God from the Prophet that told him to dunk seven times in the Jordan? (2 Kings 5) There is a way that seems right unto men, the end thereof is death.
In the denominations they have neither remission of sins nor the Holy Spirit. They have no remission of sins. They are not born again. They are heathens. That is a hard word but I am responsible to tell you the truth. They are not the Foolish Virgins for they are not virgins. They have all committed spiritual fornication with the woman on the beast of Revelation 17. They are the wicked and adulterous generation of our day. And each and every one of them will be judged under the Law.
And today we have heathens in the Message!
Acts 20: 29 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.
We have all seen that, and it is nothing new. How many Eighth Messengers have come along? And how many innocent men have been proclaimed as such, against there will? Even the Prophet of Malachi 4:5-6 had to shoot the snake in the head when they were proclaiming him as Christ. Brother Branham was not Christ, nor did he ever say he was, yet people went totally contrary to the Word, to his message, contrary to his will and proclaimed him as such.
The ten lepers were called out! They were not in the denominations. They were the CHURCH! They were there with Jesus while HE was preaching. They were in the Message Church of their day listening to the Message of the Hour from the mouth of the Messiah, and they knew it. Today we have hundreds of Message Churches. Jesus had only one, and it was the field where he happened to be standing at the moment.
They recognized him. They recognized the day of their visitation.
They came to him for healing – believing – and received it!
Every one of those ten lepers personally experienced a supernatural miracle in their flesh with the Lord Jesus Christ! Don’t miss this.
Every single one of those ten lepers, the one who came back AND the nine who did not, personally experienced a supernatural miracle in their flesh, the Spoken Word of God, Logos, being manifested in power and demonstration, with the Lord Jesus Christ!
How many people attended the Prophet’s meetings over the three decades or so and received miracles in their flesh, supernatural signs and wonders, in the Prophet’s Ministry from the Lord Jesus Christ? Hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people received a Supernatural Miracle at the direct prayer of the Prophet to the Lord Jesus Christ. We have the records of it on tape.
In some meetings tens of thousands were healed all at once!
How many receive miracles in Message Ministries and Churches today?
How many have received miracles at Restored Word Fellowship in Edmonton?
How may came back to the Lord Jesus to give him the glory?
Where are the Nine?
Matthew 25: 1Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. 2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: 4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. 6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. 7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. 9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. 10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. 11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. 12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. 13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
All of the ten virgins were pure. They were sinless. We must get the idea out of our heads that the foolish virgins are the denominations. That is completely wrong. They were still in the denominations when the Prophet was preaching because he was calling out the Church, calling out the Bride. That was 60 years ago. The Church has been called out.
The denominations are the Beast Worshipers today. They have the Mark of the Beast. The Foolish Virgins do not receive the Mark of the Beast, do not worship the Beast or his Image. but neither do they have Oil, the Holy Spirit baptism.
Now the Image of the Beast is the World Council of Churches. Every organization and individual that is part of that are in the Beast System and have received the Mark of the Beast. Strong words, but I have to speak the truth for I will be held accountable one day.
We are all called out of that. Both the Wise and Foolish Virgins are called out from that system. They are BOTH in the Message of the Hour today! The Foolish Virgins fellowship with the Wise Virgins. They were together in the parable! They attend the same fellowships. They take the Lord’s Supper together. They are even married to each other!
There are Wise Virgins Preaching in the Message Pulpits.
There are Foolish Virgins Preaching – In the Message Pulpits!
There are Serpent’s Seed Preaching – In the Message Pulpits!
Don’t be fooled. Don’t be deceived. By their fruits ye shall know them.
Luke 7: 31 And the Lord said, Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like? 32 They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept.
We sit Wednesday after Wednesday, Youth Meeting after Youth Meeting, Sunday after Sunday, morning and evening, as the Holy Ghost filled, God sent Endtime Fivefold Ministry, cries to us, begs of us, pleads with us. We have anointed musicians play, as anointed singers sing. We applaud and say “amen”. We sit, we hear, and we go away.
Where are the Nine?
Now be careful. I am not preaching about the Nine really, I am preaching about the ONE, to the ONE. But to understand your position as that ONE, you first need to understand the position of the Nine. We need to undestand who the Nine are and why they behave as they do, and what that behaviour is so that we don’t become a part of it. We need to know the wrong behaviour so that we can check ourselves against it. So don’t go pointing fingers at someone now, because the one you point at might just well be the innocent one. If you want to point a finger, point it directly at yourself, that you can confirm that you are the ONE.
Sunday morning we had a full house here in Edmonton. Sunday morning the Lord anointed our Pastor Klar and he brought a wonderful message from the Word of God and everyone was blessed by it. Sunday morning, with a standing room only crowd, the Lord broke the Bread of Life to us.
And on Sunday evening, Where Were the Nine?
Some indeed have a reason, but not all. So like I said, don’t be pointing a finger. We ain’t witch hunting, we are looking at the trend. We are looking to identify a behaviour to make sure that WE are not guilty of it.
Why did they not all come back? In the morning you could not find a seat, in the evening, a few short hours later, one half of the building was half full, the other was completely empty.
In the morning we had a wonderful song service. We had a wonderful message. The Deacons were perfectly on cue. The musicians didn’t miss a note. Everyone had done their job perfectly.
We piped to you!
But…… you did not dance.
We mourned to you!
But…… you did not weep.
And in the evening, just a few short hours later….. Where Were the Nine?
There is a Bride. There is a Church. But there is a Difference.
Luke 13: 23 Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them,24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. 25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are: 26 Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets. 27 But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity. 28 There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.
Every member of the Bride will be in the Church, but not every member of the Church will be in the Bride.
The Nine will come back, but it will be too late. The Master of the House will have risen up from the Mercy Seat, taken the Book of Redemption, and caught his Bride away. But the Nine are too busy today. They have no time for church. They don’t have time to pray. They don’t have time to testify. They have no time for the Lord.
Did you notice the words they spoke? They said “you preached in our streets”. That tells you that they were in the Message, under a Holy Ghost anointed Ministry. “You” preached. The Lord Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, preached to them, not just a man. They were preached to by Christ through the Holy Ghost filled and anointed Fivefold Ministry.
Then they said “we ate and drank with you”. That is the Lord’s Supper. They are not talking about a restaurant or coffee shop. Don’t be carnal enough to think something that foolish. They are partaking of the Lord’s Supper with the Saints of the Living God, with the Bride of Christ. This is NOT a denominational bunch.
That should scare you half to death. That should make you drop to your knees and cry out to the Lord God until you get confirmation. That should make you fast and pray and search every corner of your life, ever action, every word, every thought, every emotion, every desire, every motive to ensure that you are the ONE, the Bride, filled and sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise.
Did you also notice one more fact that should make you tremble to your very foundation?
Not one single Foolish Virgin got Oil!
ALL of them were left behind. They ALL went after it, but too late and in the wrong way, and none of them were filled. Not Even One! If we wait until the Midnight Cry, if we wait until the Bride’s Revival, we will wait too long.
DO IT NOW!
While they may be very religious among Christians, that seems to go away when they get into the world. If their lamps dim now, what will happen during the squeeze? Their lamps will go out. You will find that they may sing, pray, jump around, speak with tongues even, they rarely bring guests. They are Sunday Christians. Soon the Squeeze will come and it will be illegal to be a Christian, even a Sunday Christian. You will either be part of the system, or excommunicated from the world.
That means no jobs. That means no bank accounts or money. That means you cannot buy food. You will not be able to pay rent or mortgage. You won’t be able to pay car insurance or by gas. You won’t be able to go to a doctor or dentist. Not unless you bow to the Antichrist Pope and his Image, the Word Council of Churches. You will have to receive the Mark of the Beast, or die. And if you do try to meet for a church fellowship, you will be arrested.
How bright will the lights of the Foolish Virgins be then?
The things of the world, the things of this earthly life, are more important to them. They can’t muster strength now, what will happen when their lives are at stake?
They get ashamed of Christ today. They don’t testify to their neighbors or their coworkers. They are not seeking out the lost sheep. And they actually do not think they are doing anything wrong.
The Nine are in the Church, but they are NOT in the Bride!
They will “strive to enter in”. They are believers, but lukewarm Laodicea believers. They come to church, occasionally. They sing. They pray. They tithe. They pray, sometimes longer and louder than anyone else. They sometimes even have offices in the church, deacons, trustees, preachers even. But it is trivial to them. It is entertainment and tradition. They enjoy the social position of an office in a church body, but don’t have respect unto the responsibility. They have an intellectual understanding, sometimes a great intellectual understanding, but no Spiritual Revelation. It has never become real to them. It is just a tradition and a dead letter.
They do not live every waking moment for Christ. He is not front and center in their thoughts all day long. They have morals and ethics. They live good clean lives. They are after all Spiritual Virgins. But they are just Sunday Christians. They might be very religious, but with no depth. They are not sacrificing anything for the Kingdom of God. We must sell out completely!
Once the Squeeze comes, and it is not far away, once the Squeeze comes, the Foolish Virgins will look to the Bride for Salvation. They will see the Bride of Christ manifest the Third Pull, manifest the Spoken Word, and go to them, as they did to the Prophet. That is their problem all along, they look to men. They look to the Prophet, they look to the evangelist, they look to the pastor, to the popular preacher, they look to Billy Paul or Joseph Branham. They look to the latest and greatest Eight Messenger. But no matter how religious, how will they quote the Prophet, they never, ever, even once, look to Jesus Christ!
They always look to a man. The foolish virgins came to the wise asking for oil. They came to the Bride, not the Groom.
Sting time again.
When the Word of God is preached by the Spirit of God, they get pricked to their hearts. Their own heart condemns them for they know they ain’t living it. They get the Staff as we heard on Wednesday, and they don’t like it. They don’t like the rebuke they feel, and instead of repenting and growing, they reject it and blame the minister for “picking on them”. Then they retaliate by back stabbing the Ministry. That is a fatal mistake for the Lord commanded “Touch NOT mine anointed”.
You wonder why people change Fellowships? That is usually the reason. Look at your Fellowship. It is probably no different from ours. Now we are not perfect, but nobody can legitimately point a finger of blame at the Ministry doing anything intentionally wrong, yet people leave here for other churches. Why? That is why.
Either they are getting nervous and paranoid because people are figuring them out, or they think people are figuring them out, or simply their hearts are still condemning them and they don’t like it. Did you ever notice how empty Churches are on nights when we have the Lord’s Supper? No trouble getting seat that day.
Or worse, they come for entertainment and socializing, and we are too boring for them. Maybe we ain’t big and popular enough for them. Our preachers are not fancy orators. They don’t jump around enough. Maybe they don’t preach enough on politics and current affairs. Maybe our building isn’t fancy enough or our website doesn’t get enough hits.
Now, you got a bunch of Rickys in there that wants to come like the rest of them, like Israel did, wanted a—wanted a king of their own. You want to make your own. See? And now what you got? A bunch of educated Rickys. That’s right. They got this intellectual. They want to be like the rest of them, Dr. So-and-so, and Dr. So-and-so. See? And where has it got you to? You’re more prettier. That’s right. They’re better churches. But where is that Spirit was in there? Where is them all-night prayer meetings, “Them sin of the city”?
228 Remember, the Holy Spirit said, “In the last days, go seal those only who cry and sigh for the abominations did in the city.”
229 I want you ministers to lay your hands upon that member of your church, you Pentecostal ministers. Then, when you find this, then you come and I’ll apologize to you. You find that member of yours that can’t rest day and night, for crying for the abomination of sins done in the city. Ninety percent of them stay home and see We Love Suzy, instead. Oh, you speak with tongues, sure, jump up-and-down and shout. That’s all right, nothing against that; nothing against your organization, either. But I’m trying to talk about Life. Where is It at?
Do you cry for the abominations of the city, of our city, of your Chruch? Not just of the world, of the city, of Spiritual Jerusalem, of the Church in the Message of the Hour. Do you cry for those who fellowship with us? Do you cry for the abominations in Laodicea? We look for the bears and lions, but we let the rats run loose and destroy. The little foxes spoil the vines. Do you cry for the Nine?
Do you Cry “Where are the NINE”?
Hebrews 10: 25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, 27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
The Nine will come back, but it will be too late. And they, true to form, will not come back to Christ, they will come back to men. They are seeking men for the Holy Spirit, not the Lord God. “Give us of your oil!” They cried. But they cry to the Bride, not to the Lord.
My oil isn’t my oil, it’s God’s oil. And he will only give me just enough for me. If you want oil, go to the one who sells it. Go to the Lord Jesus Christ. They are told to go to Christ.
But they don’t any get oil. Why? Brothers and Sisters, listen close, this is scary.
Revelation 22: 11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
It will be too late! The door will be closed!
There is coming a time when the Message will be preached to the LOST. There is coming a time when there will be no more mercy. Jesus will rise from the Mercy Seat to Rapture his Bride, and the space in between, the door will be shut. If you are filthy, you will be filthy forever. If you are Just, you will be Just, (Foolish Virgin looking for Oil), Forever.
Oh but if you are Holy, then you will be HOLY FOREVER!
Don’t you dare miss this!
Noah was sealed in the Ark for Seven Full Days before the first drop of rain fell. There will be a space before the Rapture, when it will be impossible to get saved. They will come, but like Esau who “sought carefully with tears”, no grace will be found for them.
279 But His Third Pull was when He preached to the lost that couldn’t be saved no more. They were down there where them big, painted eyes was, “Ooh, ooh!” Preached to the souls in hell, that did not accept mercy, but were Eternally separated from the Presence of God. But yet they had to recognize it, what He was, because God made Him there.
280 Wonder if His ministry climbs out the same way in the last days, as it was? “As the Father sent Me, so send I you. The works that I do shall you also.”
281 Lost, could never be saved. They had rejected mercy. That was His Third Pull.
282 Now is there any question? His First Pull, He healed the sick. Is that right? [Congregation says, “Amen.”—Ed.] His Second Ministry, He was prophesying. His Third Ministry was preaching to the Eternal lost. The three mountains, so forth; the lost, Eternal!
38 So now I am going to say something to you, now, that I haven’t said all along. And, that is, the thing that we have looked forward to for so long (for at least many years, four or five years, or maybe longer), the Third Pull, has now been vindicated, and I’m sure you all know what it is.
39 Now remember, there’ll never be an impersonation of that, ’cause it can’t be. See, it cannot be. Now it’s in existent. And I have…I am warned of this, that soon…Right at this time now it’s just happened, so it could identify its presence among you, see, but it will not be used in a great way until this Council begins to tighten up. And when it does, when that does…The Pentecostals, and so forth, can almost impersonate anything can be done. But when that time comes, when the squeeze comes down, then you’ll see, what you’ve seen temporarily, be manifested in the fullness of its power. See? See? See? See?
Now that is the Squeeze. That is the last call before the Rapture. It will get so bad for the Bride that we will need the Third Pull, the Manifested Spoken Word of God, literally speaking into existence the things we need, just to survive it. Is it any wonder that the Foolish Virgins will turn to man begging? Is it any wonder that the lamps of the Foolish Virgins will go out?
That is the Bride’s Revival. Don’t go looking for some preachers to sweep the land. Don’t go looking for a great Healing Campaign, that was the First Pull. Don’t go looking for Discernment Lines, that was the Second Pull. The Bride’s Revival will not be either of those. We won’t be laying on of hands. We won’t even be praying for the sick.
We will be Speaking the Word and God will Manifest it!
John 11: 41Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.42 And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.43 And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.
Jesus did not pray, except to inform the people that he did not need to pray. He merely spoke the Word, and it Manifested. As he is, so are we in the world. We will Speak the Word of God, and the Spoken Word will be Manifested. That is the Bride’s Revival!
If it will be that bad in the Squeeze, what will the Tribulation be like for the Foolish Virgins when there is not presence of God left in the gentile world and the devil has full control?
Get into Christ Today!
Be the one who came back. Be the one with Oil. Be the Bride of Christ. Turn to teh Lord Jesus Christ with your whole heart, your whole mind, your whole body, your whole soul, your whole being. Be the One.
There are the pieces. Here it is compiled.
The Third Pull will manifest during the Squeeze,
the Third Pull is the sign that Mercy has run out.
The Third Pull Manifestation is the true Bride’s Revival.
Once you see the Third Pull Manifestation, it will be too late to get into the Bride.
None of the Foolish Virgins got Oil!
WHERE ARE THE NINE?
BE THE ONE! YOU – BE THE ONE!
Resolve it in your heart this very moment, that if there is only one person on the whole earth who will be raptured, it will be you. This is no time to play games. If as in the days of Enoch, there is only one person on the whole earth that will make the Rapture, made the decision right now that it will be YOU. Then do everything you can to make it happen. Live for Christ alone. And even if a Billion were to be Raptured, YOUR name will be called first. Be the ONE. Hell is on fire, the devils are on fire, and about to break forth upon the earth with unbridled, murderous fury.
Surrender your heart, mind, body, soul and spirit unto the Lord.
The Sin in Eden is quite evident in the Scriptures, but not what most people have been taught.
This will shock, scare, anger, enrage and even bless. This is a very hard word, spiritual meat. This is not milk what I am about to say. Read it to the very end. Read it with a Bible in hand. Pray for revelation from the Lord, for light, for guidance for wisdom before you read it. This will be totally strange to most, but it is absolutely the Bible. Bear with me and read slowly and carefully to the end, prayerfully seeking the truth of the Lord.
The “angels having sex with people” story is a complete lie with NO scriptural basis. This is what the Bible actually says. Take it slow. It seems long but it only covers the high points, so read slowly, Bible in hand, and praying earnestly for revelation from the Holy Spirit.
Equally, the story of eating an apple makes no sense whatsoever, and we shall see in a moment.
Cain was the Serpent’s Seed. So what does this mean?
Notice you find one sex act mentioned in Genesis chapter four, “Adam knew his wife Eve” but two boys are born, “Cain and then again Abel”. One act – two births. Cain and Abel were twins. But this gets even more interesting when we dig a bit.
Notice in Jude the Bible says “Enoch who was seventh from Adam”
But if we look at the lineage of Adam listed in detail in Genesis chapter five we have:
Enoch shows up as sixth. So if we add Cain and Abel, then Enoch becomes 8th. The only way Enoch can be 7th from Adam is if one of the two boys, Cain or Abel, was not Adam’s son. This will seem extreme and even insane to many. But bear with me and I will show you that it is the Bible.
So then we have the scripture:
1 John 3: 12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous.
Adam was not the “wicked one”, he was the son of God and a Prophet. He was the first person in the Bible to prophesy.
Now we look to Genesis again:
Genesis 3: 14 And the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: 15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
So we see that the woman has a seed, which we understand comes down the line to be Jesus Christ, and we also see that the Serpent has a seed. And then we see:
Genesis 4: 25 And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.
Cain was the first born of the twins, yet it says that Cain killed the Seed. Cain was born before Abel yet the Bible attributes the seed to Abel, the younger brother. The “seed” is always accounted to the first born of the father. That was the issue that Jacob had, the birthright belonged to Esau. Esau sold his, but you will not find one Scripture that anywhere even alludes to a transfer between Cain and Abel. This shows that Abel was the seed, that even though he was second born to Eve, he was, and must have been, the first born of Adam. Abel was Adam’s first born son. Therefore, Cain was not Adam’s son at all. He was the serpent’s seed.
Now if eating apples lets people know they are naked, then it is time to hand out apples. I don’t say that as a joke, but to wake you up to the facts. And again we see this by the altars they brought. Cain brought the fruit of the field on his altar, while Abel brought blood of a Lamb. Cain’s church was big, beautiful, wonderful. Abel’s was a dirty rock with a sheep, bleeding and crying out.
The Bible says that Abel, through revelation, brought a more perfect sacrifice than Cain. The sin in Eden, the sin that separated man from the Lord God, was a blood sin, not an apple, else Cain’s altar would have been accepted. Cain’s altar, Cain’s sacrifice, beautiful as it was, was not accepted by the Lord God. He was rejected, reprobate.
Genesis 3: 1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
The serpent was not a snake, or a snake with legs, or a lizard of any kind. He was “subtil”, he was wise, he was a “beast of the field”. More exactly, he was the missing link as we call it today. There is a being on every stage of the ladder. It is not evolution, but simply the Lord filling in every position for a complete creation. Yet, there is a huge gap between man and ape. He was so close to human that his seed could take ours; he had right number of Chromosomes, but he was NOT the son of God. Just as a horse and a donkey can bare offspring, but the offspring is sterile because the Chromosome count is off. The serpent had the right Chromosome number, and as such the hybrid offspring was not sterile.
The devil possessed him, incarnated into him. That seems odd but we find in the New Testament that when Legion was delivered, the devils went into a herd of pigs. The serpent was much more advanced than a pig, and in fact he could speak. Not only could he speak, but he was wise and could reason. He reasoned with Eve, and proved to be smarter than her for he successfully convinced her of his lie. And he beguiled, seduced her.
Genesis 3: 13 And the Lord God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
The serpent beguiled, seduced Eve. The sin in the garden was sexual, adultery, and worse, bestiality, for the serpent was not human. Eve got pregnant from the serpent, and then went to Adam, and repeated the act and got pregnant again. Two eggs fertilized by two separate men on the same day; one was of Adam, the other was of the serpent.
And that is how they knew they were naked!
Then they tried to cover their sins with plants. They used fig leaves to cover the sin. But the sin they committed was not eating botany life, it was not an apple or any other botany, so botany could not cover it. That is why Cain’s sacrifice was not accepted. He brought, as Adam and Eve tried to bring, botany life to cover the sin. God went and killed lambs to provide the covering for Adam and Eve. The sin in the garden was a blood sin, and it took the shedding of blood to cover the sin.
That is why Jesus Christ had to die on the cross, why his blood had to be shed. The blood of bulls and goats, we are told in Hebrews, does not remove sin, it only covers it. The life in that blood cannot come back on the person. Each year a lamb was brought and killed so that blood would cover the sin. But the sinner went out and sinned again. But when the blood of Jesus was shed, the life in that blood, the Holy Spirit of God, came back on the people. We find the first evidence of that in the beginning of the Book of Acts in the upper room.
Then God cursed the serpent. He cursed the one fellow. He cursed the species. He cursed the offspring. He even cursed the ancestry. He cursed it utterly. The dead serpent bones lying in the ground were even cursed and you won’t find one bone of that missing link anywhere today. You will not find one bone in a snake that in any way resembles it’s original form. The serpent could talk, and snake have neither ears, not vocal cords. He was cursed utterly.
So how did the two seeds mix? We see Cain leaving and heading to an area that is called the Land of Nod after receiving the Mark of the Beast. Now that is a whole series of sermons on its own, so we will leave that for the present time.
We see Adam’s line in one chapter, and Cain with his sister/wife went off to the land, not country, not nation, not town, LAND of Nod, and built a civilization. How did the serpent’s seed get through the flood if Cain left, if the two lines are shown completely separately in the Bible?
Genesis 6: 2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
We see Noah’s lineage back to Adam is pure human. So how did the serpent’s seed, the hybrid blood come through? It came through Noah’s wife. The Sons of God, Adam’s line of which Noah was, saw the daughters of men, Cain’s line, and married. Noah married serpent’s seed. Noah’s wife was serpent’s seed. And here is the result.
Genesis 9:22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without.
Now many Sunday School teachers will tell you that Noah passed out drunk with no clothes on. And yes this indeed happened,but it goes far deeper and far more sinister than simply being seen naked. Here is the revelation of what really happened directly from the Bible. The answer, the revelation is always found in the Scriptures. That is why the Bible says it must be line upon line, precept upon precept, word upon word. One word always interprets the other. This is also why Peter wrote that the word of God is subject to no private interpretation. It is the word that interprets the word, not man.
Leviticus 18:8 The nakedness of thy father’s wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy father’s nakedness.
This is speaking in this chapter of various sexual sins. To uncover your father’s wife is to uncover your father’s nakedness, for her nakedness belongs to him. To uncover nakedness is not to see someone without clothes, it is to have sexual relations with them. So to uncover your father’s nakedness, the nakedness of his wife, your mother, is to engage in a sexual sin with her.
Ham didn’t simply stumble upon his dad naked as many would suppose. Ham had sexual relations with his own mother. He uncovered HER nakedness, and thereby uncover his father’s. That is why Noah never cursed Ham, he cursed Ham’s son. Did you not ever wonder why Noah cursed Canaan instead of Ham? Did it not ever seem strange or weird to you?
Genesis 9: 25 And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.
Why did Noah curse Ham’s son Canaan? Because Canaan was the child of Ham, and of Noah’s wife. When Ham uncovered the nakedness of Noah, he was really uncovering the nakedness, having sexual relations, with his own mother, and she got pregnant and bore Canaan.
So Canaan was accursed!
The serpent’s seed was in Noah’s wife, then in Ham, then in Canaan, and now in most people today. It is so intermixed today that Isaac and Rebekah could have twin boys, Jacob and Esau, one the seed of God, one the Serpent’s seed. Hence:
Romans 9:10 And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac; 11 (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;) 12 It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger. 13 As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.
Now you see why Cain is not listed in Adam’s line, what really happened in Eden, what the sin in Eden was, and why Jesus told this interesting parable:
Matthew 13: 24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: 25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. 26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. 27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? 28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? 29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
This is probably completely different than anything you have heard in the past, but it is the Bible. It is perfectly the Scriptures. Do you see who the tares are now? They are the serpent’s seed. God planted his garden in Eden, and placed his seed there, in Adam. But Satan came afterwards and planted the serpent’s seed through Cain. Do you see why they cannot be redeemed? They have no original condition to be redeemed back too. They were not part of the original creation. The serpent’s seed, through Cain, is a hybrid abomination of man and animal that should never have existed. But we needed their existence for the full plan of salvation to be played out. And they cannot be weeded out until the Rapture. They will be with us until the end. And they will be very religious, just like Cain was.
Jesus Christ came to redeem Adam’s race, and every human will be redeemed. Every human! Now you see why so many people will never accept the gospel, why they can be very religious like Cain, yet never be holy. Why the religious leaders of the day murdered Jesus and why he called them “children of their father the devil”.
This came completely out of left field for most. Many did not even read to the end. Many will even curse me for these words, but it is the gospel truth of the Bible. Search it out for yourself prayerfully begging the Lord for revelation and you too shall see it.
As Preached at Restored Word Fellowship in Edmonton on January 10th, 2018.
1 Peter 4: 17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
Judgment begins at the House of God. Judgement begins right here, right now. It begins with us. We are judged by this Word of God. We can deny it all we want, but we cannot hide from it. There is nothing that we can hide from the Lord God. You can hide from me, or from your Pastor, or even from a Prophet, but you ain’t going to hide nothing from the Lord God. In fact, the thing that you are going to try to hide tomorrow, he already knows about it today.
Hebrews 4: 12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
The Word of God reveals. It cuts through the lies, cuts through deception, cuts through unbelief, and cuts through hypocrisy. The Word of God cuts through your religion, your creeds, your dogmas, your traditions, your cultures. It cuts through philosophy, psychology and sociology. The Word of God cuts right to the depths of our heart and soul.
Many times, I find, and I am sure you do too, that when you bring the Revealed Word of God to a sinner, they say that you are hateful and are condemning them. But I am not, and neither are you. So why would they feel that way?
When we hear the Word of God, we either accept it, or we reject it. If we accept it, then that Word will set us free and justify us in whatever it speaks. If we were liars and we heard the Word of God about lying, and we accept it and repent, then that Word justifies us. But if we reject the Word, then our own hearts are condemning us.
1 John 3: 20 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.21 Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.
If we feel condemned when we hear the Word of God, the Message of the Hour, then it is not the preacher, it is not even the Word, it is our very own hearts that are condemning us. Just as Cain, who was condemned by the very existence of Abel, and hated him for it, we will hate the person speaking. We will think they hate us, and that they are attacking us, unfairly of course, because we are right and they are hateful condemners. We will them immediately tell them to “not judge lest they be judged”.
I don’t know your sins, nor do I want to. So, if you think I am condemning you, or your Pastor up here every Sunday is condemning you, then you are sadly mistaken. But if the Word I bring sounds hateful and condemning to your ears, then Brother, Sister, search yourselves for the Word I am bringing is not my words, but the Message of the Hour, the Revealed Word of God, and that condemnation you feel is coming from your very own heart.
That is why the people rejected Jesus and had him murdered. That is why the denominations hated the Prophet in our day. That is why the world will hate you. Absolutely it will, if you are living this Word of God, if you are born again. If you are born again and filled with the Holy Spirit, your very presence, without speaking a word, will make the hearts of the people condemn themselves. You will walk into a room, and they will feel it, and they will hate it.
They will hate the presence of God!
1 John 3: 12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous.13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.
The world will hate you for your testimony, for your life, for your words, for the Spirit of the Lord Jesus Christ that dwells inside you.
58-0521 – Behold, I Stand At The Door And Knock – William Branham
Then there is another little door just—just, it’s right around the corner, is another little door, and that’s the door of selfishness: “I’ll let you in, Lord. I’ll join Your church,” and then, “just to see what I can get out of it.”
And sometimes that gets into preachers. And you know, they say, “Sure, I’ll be a minister, if everybody pat me on the back, and say, ‘You’re a good fellow.’” If everybody patted me on the back, and said I was a good fellow, I’d get to the altar just, quick as I could.
Hmm. I know there’d be something wrong, ’cause the Bible said, “Woe unto you, when all men speak well of you!” See. The world knows its own; the world will hate you. But God will love you.
The world will hate you, and love their own. How many message preachers have congregations of 10,000 people here in North American? How many even a thousand? The world hates it, hates the message, hates Jesus, hates his word, hates the truth, and hates them.
Look up any worldly preacher online and you will see thousands of pages promoting them and praising them. Look up William Branham and page after page after page of character assassinations. They write the most despicably evil lies about him. They attack him for every little thing, every off word, every slight of grammar, ever verbal stumble. They attack him for his lineage. They attack him for his education. They attack him for everything. Why? Because his very existence makes their own hearts condemn them.
The Manifested Sons and Daughters of God will be hated, rejected, persecuted, insulted, attacked, gossiped about, slandered and libeled by the world. And that same world will lift up and worship the devils.
Verily they are calling now for Oprah Winfrey to run for President!
Give Us Barabbas!
That cry never ceased. Let this rest in your hearts, and don’t be offended by the world, by their insults, accusations, attacks, hatred. It must be. It will be.
2 Timothy 3: 12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
Let not your hearts be troubled. This will happen. It is ordained to be. Just as Esau persecuted Jacob, Ishmael persecuted Isaac, Cain persecuted Abel, Judas persecuted Jesus, Alexander persecuted Paul. They will be against you, and there is nothing you can do to stop it. Don’t fight it. Don’t attack back. That is not the manifestation of the Sons of God.
Romans 12: 14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
We are the Sons and Daughters of God! It is not enough to be children of God. The Lord Jesus Christ is not taking a child bride. He is marrying a mature woman, and elect Lady.
We must Grow Up!
We are ridiculously immature for the day and hour that we are living. We are children and need to grow up to be Sons and Daughters of God. We are weak and soft in this hour.
Get Weened Bride! Sink your teeth into a nice juicy steak in the Message!
We will never grow up if the only food we get is in Church. We will Fail to Thrive! We have to eat every day, and several times a day. You take a child and you feed him two meals on Sunday and one on Wednesday night and see how he grows. Now image the child who only comes for one meal a week and then sleeps through half of it.
Starvation! You will never grow like that. You will wither and die. You will be powerless to live a Godly life, and they when you do show up to a service, your own heart will condemn you when hearing the Word of God.
Amos 8: 11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord:
The famine is not one of not preaching the Word of God, but of not HEARING the Word of God. Nobody comes to hear, and when they come, they still don’t hear. Jesus said to the people:
John 8: 43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.
That is the case today. People do not understand this Message of the Hour because they cannot hear it. There is a famine of HEARING the Word of God, even in the Message Ranks. It is preached, and preached by the Spirit of God, but it is not HEARD! The hearts of the people are not prepared to receive it.
We do not feed at home. We do not listen to the tapes. We do not read the Bible. We don’t have a family altar. We don’t testify. We don’t live what we hear. We spend less time praying every day than we spend brushing our teeth!
We come in to this building that the Lord God gave us through his grace and mercy, and we hear amazing sermons by the Pastor and Brother Steve, then go out and forget it. We hear it, but we do not HEAR it! We do not apply that Word to our lives. We do not let that Word change us. Like looking in a mirror, the Bible says, then straightway forget what we just saw.
Then we wonder why we have no victory. We wonder why God does not answer our prayers. And we turn around and blame the Ministry.
Then we show up, and the Word of God is brought, and we fight it. We say “why is he picking on me?”. He ain’t picking on you Brother, your own heart is doing that. AMEN?
We Need to Grow Up! We need to be the Manifested Sons and Daughters of God!
Hebrews 5: 12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
You cannot send a baby to war. You need trained soldiers without fear. They need to be armed. They need experience on the battlefield. Gideon started out with thirty thousand men. But most were of no value to him. They were not warriors, they were not fighters. They were full of fear. Thus he weeded them down until he had only 300 men left. But every one of those men was a soldier! They were equipped. They were ready for battle. They had a clear eye, and clean heart, full of strength and character.
Ephesians 6: 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Soldiers are in uniform. We are at war! It is time to act like it. Your brother, your sister, they are fellow soldiers in the trenches with you. If you are fighting against them, you are doing the devil’s work for him. Satan wants us fussing and fighting. He wants to separate us.
Don’t work for Satan, his wages are not that good.
Your Ministry is supplying you with ammunition and food for the battle. If we are rejecting what they are ministering to us, sent to us from the Lord God, our mighty general the Lord Jesus Christ, how will we ever win? But you need more than three meals a week! You are fighting a war. How can soldiers will a war on three meals a week?
Make sure you are armed. Eat, eat, and eat, the Word of God, the Message of the Hour. Grow up! Get the whole armour of God!
Pray unceasingly for each other!
I cannot stress that enough. As Brother Jona Emke in Kelowna often says, if you are praying for someone, you won’t be talking about them. Pray, one for another.
57-0308 – The Good Shepherd Of The Sheep – William Branham
And I think when the Church gets real cold and indifferent, God’s sheep ought to kinda huddle up together and pray for each other. And the warmth of real good Christian fellowship, oh, it means so much. David spoke of it in the first Psalm, said, “Blessed is the man that setteth not in the seat of the scornful, standeth in the way of sinners. But his delight is in the law of the Lord: and in the law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree that’s planted by the river of water, and his leaves shall not wither; whatsoever he doeth it shall prosper.”
You see, this is the Manifestation of the Sons of God. Do you see it yet? The Rapture is being held back, not necessarily for the last sheep, that person may well be in the fold, but for the Manifestation of the Sons of God.
Romans 8: 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
All nature is sitting back, watching, waiting, moaning and groaning, waiting for the Manifestation of the Sons and Daughters of God. The sleeping Saints are waiting for the Manifestation of the Sons of God. They cannot rise until that first happens.
59-0712 – A Total Deliverance – William Branham
And when a one member would talk against the other member, you know that’s wrong. You are commanded to pray for one another, not to talk against one another, but to love one another. And if someone is down, let’s pick him up, help him. Now, that makes us a—a—a unified group of believers. Now, when we don’t obey that, then we don’t obey God and we displease God. And therefore, our church, our people cannot prosper, the church cannot go on, is because we are disunified, together. As Jesus said, “A little leaven leavens the lump.”
1 John 3: 10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.11 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
LOVE ONE ANOTHER!
PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER!
THAT IS THE MANIFESTATION OF THE SONS OF GOD!
John 13: 34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
By this, by your love one to another, by the Manifestation of the Sons of God, will the world know that you are the disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. The world will hate you. The denominations will hate you. The foolish virgins may hate you. But the Bride will LOVE the Bride. The Sons and Daughters of God will love the Sons and Daughters of God.
We will pray one for another. When we show up here, we will be prayed up at home, we will not come here and pray for ourselves, we will pray for those that are here, and for those that are not.
At the Lord’s supper, the Bible tells us to tarry there for one another. We should be prayed up before we get there, then pray for each other.
The Manifestation of the Sons of God is LOVE!
Let us be the Manifested Sons of God. That also means this:
Matthew 5: 44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
This is something that you can only do with the Holy Spirit. This love is Agape. We MUST love our enemies. We must truly, deeply, with all of our heart, love our enemies. Only the Spirit filled Bride can do that. Only Sons and Daughters of God can do that; children cannot. This only comes with true maturity in the Word of God, in the Message of the Hour, in the Holy Spirit.
Love Your Enemies!
57-0421E – And Their Eyes Were Opened And They Knew Him – William Branham
Let me tell you, just don’t join church now. That won’t work. You’ve got to be borned again. Not an emotional work-up; not some little something you said, “Well, I shouted. I spoke with tongues. I done this, that, or the other.” When really down in your heart, Something comes to change you, and you become a new creature in Christ Jesus; you received the Person, Christ Jesus; when old things die out, and new things are borned again; you make things right, that you did wrong; you love your enemies, you pray for those who despitefully use you; that’s when you’re a Christian. The tree is known by the fruit it bears.
Let us, this hour, right here, right now, be judged by the Word of God.
Let us all just grow up. Let us all become Sons and Daughters of God. Let us from this moment on, consecrate ourselves to the Lord God. Commit to reading the Bible. Commit to listening to tapes. Commit to prayer. Put on the whole armour of God. Take up our swords and our shields and go to war. Commit to Love.
Let every heart hear reconsecrate, rededicate to the Lord God. Let us renew our vows to the Heavenly Bridegroom.
Let us from THIS HOUR become the Manifested Sons and Daughters of God!
Pray one for another. The Bible says if you see someone taken in a fault, pray for them lest you be the next to fall. Pray for each other. Pray for the ministry. Pray for the musicians. Pray for the Deacons. Pray for the Trustees. Pray for the children.
Receive the Word the Lord brings. Let us not be critical of one another anymore. Pray one for another. Cry out to God and stand in the gap for your brother, for your sister. Let Jesus Christ manifest in you as it did in Moses. We are soldiers in the same trench. There is an old saying in war, that you are only as good as the man beside you. So, pray with all your heart for the man, the woman beside you.
Tonight, when we pray, let us not pray a single word for ourselves. Instead, pray for every other soul here, and for those who could not make it here. That man beside you, the woman behind you, that is the Bride of Christ, that is God’s wife, treat them as such.
Pray for them! Pour out your whole heart for them! Cry out to God for them!
Then, pray for your enemies! Pray for those who hate you. Pray for those who despitefully use you, who gossip about you, who insult you. Maybe they stole from you. Maybe they hurt you physically. Perhaps you were, or are, being bullied by somebody. Pray for their salvation, their healing, their deliverance.
Pray, with all your heart for them! We heard earlier that hatred is of the world, of the devil. The devil hates, Christians Love. Let Jesus Christ Manifest in you tonight! Be the Manifested the Sons and Daughters of God in His Holy Presence!
The Last Sign of the Last Junction in Time to the Bride
Luke 17: 35 Remember Lot’s wife.
A short Scripture with so much in it. This is a powerful word, and a word for today. There were four souls saved from Sodom, but only three souls survived. Verily the Angels had to take them by the wrists and drag them out of the city as it was about to burn. Ministers today often feel like they have to do the same. Four left, three made it.
There were tens if not hundreds of thousands of people living in Sodom. Yet in the whole city, the Lord God could not find even 10 people who were righteous enough to save. He had promised Abraham that if he could find ten righteous people there he would save the city.
Jesus said that the sign of the end of the world would be that our society would be like theirs. Just this week the Supreme Court of Oregon just upheld a decision to fine a baker $195 USD for refusing to bake a gay wedding cake.
In Sodom, Lot its mayor, had no legal right to prevent the homosexual rape of his guests. We are just one cake away from that today!
But just as the fire could not fall on Sodom until Lot was out of there, so too will the tribulation not fall today until the Bride is removed. And one step further, Noah was locked away in the Ark for seven full days before the first drop of rain fell.
We are approaching the time where the Gospel, the Message of the Hour, will be preached to the lost. It will be a day where there is no more mercy for any gentile upon the face of the earth. It will be a time where the Holy are Holy still, the Just are Just still, and the Filthy are Filthy still. Yet the Bride will still be here. Every lost sheep will be in the fold. There will be nobody else saved, but the Message will still be preached with power and demonstration in the Holy Spirit by the Bride of Christ. It will be a short time, but it will be.
But even before that takes place, there must be another event take place.
2 Thessalonians 2: 3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
To fall away, we must first be in a place or a position to fall from. You cannot fall away from the Lutheran Church, or the Methodist Church, or any other denomination. They have nothing to fall away from. You can only fall away from the Message of the Hour. This also tells us that the Message had to come fulfilling Malachi 4:5-6 and Revelation 10:7 before even this event. And the Message came through the Prophet, brother William Branham, the messenger to the Laodicea Church Age. And the Lord God vindicated it with signs following. The time is at hand!
The Prophet came. The Message went Forth. The Prophet left. Now we are approaching the most important junction in ALL time and the sign of that time is Lot’s Wife!
They’ve went on down in Sodom and Gomorrah. And we find out that God, in that day, performed miracles. He brought fire out of the skies and sweep away the city, and cleaned off the land, and give it all to Abraham. And Lot’s wife turned to a pillar of salt, because she looked back, as a memorial of disgrace; who was a great lady amongst the societies of the city, of Gomorrah and Sodom. And all the valleys was swept out, when God performed the miraculous with fire and brimstone from heaven. 92 What a marvelous time! What a great time to live! God, in His omnipotence! There come a junction again. (I’m thinking I’m pressed for time, will have to hurry.) There come an Omnipotence, the Presence again.
The Lord God sent Billy Graham and Oral Roberts to preach to Sodom, and they dragged them out kicking and screaming by the hand, but then they have ALL turned back. Not just a quarter of them, ALL of them. The denominations of today, all the denominations, have all turned to Salt. They are finished and the Lord can no longer deal with them.
Deuteronomy 24: 1When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her: then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house. 2 And when she is departed out of his house, she may go and be another man’s wife.3 And if the latter husband hate her, and write her a bill of divorcement, and giveth it in her hand, and sendeth her out of his house; or if the latter husband die, which took her to be his wife;4 Her former husband, which sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after that she is defiled; for that is abomination before the Lord: and thou shalt not cause the land to sin, which the Lord thy God giveth thee for an inheritance.
As we saw on Wednesday, the Lord sent Luther with a Message of Justification to the Church of his day, but before the Lord could perfect them, they adulterated. They organized and returned to what they were called out of; back to Momma Rome. They received a wrong seed, but not from Luther. The Lord God had to divorce them and could not turn back to them ever.
When he sent Wesley with the message of Sanctification, he needed to start anew again. He could not simply send the Message, the seed, of Sanctification to a sealed, adulterated womb. He needed a virgin womb for his seed, just as he needed a virgin womb for the seed of Christ. Thus, he started afresh. He built on Luther’s Message, for that message was of the Lord, but not through the Lutheran Church. That group had already become a harlot daughter of Momma Rome, organized and under the headship of men.
And once again before he could perfect that Church that Wesley had called out, they adulterated in the same way and then he had to start anew when he sent the gifts. But before he could send the Prophet to the Pentecostals with the Message of the Hour to perfect them, they had again already adulterated. They are divorced and adulterated. They took another seed. They are defiled and have become an abomination before him.
And now they can NEVER be the Bride! He cannot ever take them back.
They cannot and never will be the Bride, even though they think they are. They are the Bride’s Maid, close enough to the Bride to hear the message that the groom whispered in the Bride’s ear, but not close enough to get the Revelation of it. They are the shuck. They look a lot like the seed but are not the seed. They have no life in them. Their job was to protect the seed while the seed matured, then they pulled back from the seed. The wind of the Holy Spirit blew them away from the seed.
THEY HAVE ALL TURNED TO SALT!
Now let us bring it home, preach it where we live. You might say that Lot’s wife does not type the Bride. Indeed you are correct. But Lot and his wife were with Abraham and Sarah. They went out from Abraham and Sarah. The Bible says of those today who separate themselves, who turn away from the Message of the Hour, the Holy Ghost vindicated Gospel Truth of the Revealed Word of God for the Hour, that “they went out from us because they were not of us”.
They were with us. Jude wrote that they “feasted with us”. They were not of us, not Bride. They were Lot’s wife!
The great falling away that we see today, where people are leaving the Message of the Hour, where people are preaching heresies, where they are simply denying the Message and the Lord who sent it like those disbelieve the sign dot com people. They were with us, but they were not of us, and they have gone out from us. Lot’s wife!
If God foreshadowed that to a dot; Lot’s wife, don’t you turn around and look back towards the things of the world. All those types and shadows are perfect. See? Remember Eve. Remember Lot’s wife. Remember Lot himself, you man. Remember, Adam give in to his wife; Lot, the same way.Be careful. I’m just telling you, as a brother. It’s later than you think.
The Final Sign to Noah was the death of Methusaleh. His name literally means “when he dies the flood comes”. When Noah got word that he was dead, it didn’t matter if Noah was ready, he knew that God was ready, and he climbed in the Ark. He recognized his sign!
Bride of Christ, you have received your sign! Get in the Ark!
We have reached a Junction in Time. We are commemorating the New Year here, but in reality we are at the End of the Age! This is the most important Junction in Time for the Bride. Everything that happens after this is good. There is no more danger for us once we cross this one. But while we are here, we are still in danger, we still get sick, we still have trials, we still can die. There are more Junctions in Time, wonderful junctions, but this is the one that sets us free completely.
Lot’s wife has looked back! She missed the fashions, the culture, the music. She missed the society of Sodom. She missed the movies and TV shows, the conversations, the stores and malls, the card parties and celebrations. The fire of God’s wrath burned it all up!
The fire is about to fall today! We are standing before the greatest Junction in Time. The door to God’s grace is closing fast. Do we miss the world? If we love the world or the things of the world then the Love of God is not even in us. That was Lot’s wife and she perished. Don’t be Lot’s wife!
All that is left is the Rapture!
Where do we stand? Are we going forward? Are we looking back? Do we see the Junction in time? The three unclean spirits like frogs are always looking back, and they will never see the Junction in Time until it is passed. You must look forward through the lens of the Message of the Hour to see it. And you must see the Sign, not a future sign, but the Sign for Today.
Matthew 16: 2 He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red.3 And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?
Well, Lot’s wife did the same thing, you know. She set out, to go with Lot, follow her husband, her children, her loved ones, but It wasn’t in her heart. She still loved the world. So it’s possible you can make a start, and still be the world in you. See? She never overcome. And even though she was well on the road, it finally overthrowed her. She had to take that one big, long, last look. There’s where she got caught. Don’t even look back. Don’t have no desires. Keep going. Put your mind on Calvary and keep moving towards Christ. See?
Where do you stand this hour? Do you see the sign of the time? Do you recognize Lot’s wife? Are you born again?
Luke 20: 38 For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him.
The Lord Jesus Christ is not the god of the dead, they have their own god. Jesus is the God of the Living. As such he has no part with the dead, and the dead have no part in him. He is the God of the Living and only the Living for death is separation from God.
Ephesians 2: 1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; 2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: 3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
You were dead. You walked, you talked, you ate. You sang, you worshiped, you prayed, and you were D•E•A•D, Dead. You were completely, totally and utterly separated from God, with no hope in this world. There was literally nothing that you could do, no place you could go, nobody you could ask to save you. Your soul was full of sin, your body full of sickness and death had been pronounced on you.
The whole world is currently in that state today. THEY’RE ALL DEAD!
They are fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind. Logical, philosophical, smart, intelligent, well read, educated, and dead. Incredibly wise and yet completely foolish. DEAD!
1 Corinthians 1: 19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
That to which the world seeks after for life, is what brings death. The thing they scoff at and ridicule, is the very life they are seeking. They think they will find salvation through wisdom, through knowledge, through education, through science, but those things are literally killing them. And it began right in the beginning.
Genesis 2: 17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
The day we eat of that tree we shall surely die. In fact we were born dead in this world. Every human being born of a woman is still born. We are born dead, separated from God. We are conceived in iniquity, formed in sin, coming into the world speaking lies. We are full of life and completely dead. And the worst part is that we are seeking life in death.
51-0728 – Three Witnesses – William Branham
In the garden of Eden there were two trees, one of them was the knowledge. And the other one the Tree of Life. And when man left the Tree of Life and took the first bite off the tree of knowledge, he separated himself from God.
And now he bit off gunpowder, destroys himself. He bit off an electricity, pulling the coal from the earth, where un—beneath it, is eight thousand miles of burning volcano, and these… Now, he’s bit hisself off automobile, kills more people than all the wars.
He’s got hisself a hydrogen bomb now; I wonder what he’s going to do with that. He’s still biting from that tree of knowledge. And every time he bites, he just separates himself away, destroys himself.
And God is not known by knowledge, God’s known by faith; by faith, you believe. Not try to figure it out, you just believe. And that’s the way God is known. God bless you.
There are nearly eight billion dead bodies walking around on the face of the earth today. And they don’t know it! Every day they get smarter, and deader.
They are religious, pious, some of them are so kind, so sweet. They will invite you in, they build schools and hospitals, they donate to missions. They even pass out Bibles and fund orphanages and leper colonies. They feed the homeless in the streets. To the natural eye they are holy.
But the natural eye is Dead and Blind!
Lord, Lord we have done so many wonderful works in your name! And he will say, “Depart from me, I never knew you, you workers of iniquity”.
2 Corinthians 4: 1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; 2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. 3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: 4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
The gospel is hidden to them. Why? Because Jesus Christ is the God of the Living, and the world has a completely different god. How can the god of the world ever give Revelation to anyone when he has absolutely no revelation to give.
Even though satan has more knowledge than all humanity combined, he has NO Revelation. If he had any Revelation, then he would have known that the only way the Lord Jesus Christ could complete the work of salvation and redemption, and claim his position as the Kinsman Redeemer, King of Heaven with his Bride, was to die. If the devil had any Revelation whatsoever, he would have posted ten legions of demons around Christ to protect him. In killing Jesus the devil fulfilled the work of salvation, and he didn’t even know it. When he killed Jesus, he thought he had won.
54-1204 – God Perfecting His Church – William Branham
The Roman said, “That’s the Son of God.” The earth belched out it’s rocks, said, “It’s the Son of God.” And now, He is here to the lost souls and He knocks on the door. [Brother Branham knocks on the pulpit several times—Ed.] I can hear Him when His Majesty—when He knocks on the door and they looked up at Him. He said, “I am the Son of God. I’ve just died at Calvary for sinners. Why didn’t you believe Enoch and the rest of the prophets before the day of the destruction?” He had to witness to the lost that He was the Son of God. And them screaming for mercy, He had to shut the door. ’Cause they had spurned mercy and they had to receive judgment.
And He goes on down a past the demons. I can see Him go down to hell where the devil was. [Brother Branham knocks on the pulpit—Ed.] Knocked at the door. The devil said, “Who is there?” Said, “Open up.” And I can see the devil open up the door. “Oh,” he said, “You finally arrived, did You? Uh-huh.” Said, “I finally got my hands on You.” He said, “I thought I had You when I killed Abel. I thought I had You when I took the life of the prophets. I was sure I had You when I beheaded John. But now, I’ve got You.”
66 I can hear him as he rattles that scary key there of hell and death on his side, the keys that he kept people shut up in. For all those years, he rattled it. Jesus said, “I am the Son of God. I am the virgin born Son of the Living God. You can’t bluff people any longer. My Blood’s still wet at the cross. I paid the full price of every one of them sinners. And now, they’re free.
Give Me that key of death and hell.” Remember when He raised up, He had it. Yes, sir. “Give Me that key. You’ll not scare them any more. My people will not be scared, that believes on Me, any more.” And I can see Him smite the devil in the face, and pull the keys off, and hang it on His side, and start to glory—start for the heavens.
The Prophet saw it. This was not his idea, he SAW it. Every word is the absolute truth for the Lord God showed it to him. The devil foolishly, without a shred of Revelation on the Word of God, thought that he had defeated Jesus.
The devil is an unbeliever!
He is the god of the unbelievers!
SATAN IS THE GOD OF THE UNBELIEVERS!
They have his spirit inside, the Antichrist spirit. Anyone who disbelieves this Revealed Word of God for the Hour is possessed with the Spirit of Antichrist and serves Satan as their god. That is a hard word, but it is God’s Word.
1 John 4: 1Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
How does a spirit confess that Jesus is come in the flesh? By putting up a X-mas tree? By going to church? By putting your name on a book? By telling people that you are a Christian? By saying that Jesus was an actual person? The devil does all that.
We confess Christ by living the Word of God! He is the God of the Living, not of the dead.
Titus 1: 15 Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
They “profess that they know God”. So it is not your profession, for even the pope professes to know God, and he is literally the Antichrist.
But in WORKS they deny him!
Your life tells the whole world whether or not you believe. If we cannot say AMEN to every word written in the Bible with our lives, if every fiber of our being does not confess Jesus Christ, if we are not Logos manifested in the flesh, then we are denying the Lord Jesus Christ.
They speak of the world. They speak worldly things. They speak worldly wisdom. And the world hears them. But the world does not hear the Message of the Hour for they cannot hear it.
The whole world is defiled and reprobate. They are all dead.
The Message was only sent to the Bride of Christ! To the Living!
John 8: 40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.41 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.46 Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?47 He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
The world cannot hear the Word of God because there is no seed in them. The deep calls to the deep. In order for the Word to take root in a heart, there has to be something in that heart for it to take root in.
When we the Bride first heard the Word of God brought by the Spirit of God, something inside of us testified that it was the truth.
I remember the first time I heard the message. It was a tape “Life is the Healer” from 1956. I had no idea who the prophet was, or that there was even a prophet. All I knew is that when I listened to the tape, I couldn’t sit still and I wanted to run through the city shouting. I knew that for the first time in my life I was hearing the truth. I could not get enough of it. I played it over and over and over, not even knowing there were more tapes. Now you can image how excited I was when I found out that there were almost 1200 sermons available on tape.
Yet when I brought that same tape, that wonderful, magical treasure to my family to listen too, they mocked it and insulted it. There was nothing in them to receive it. I brought them LIFE and life eternal, and they wanted no part of it.
Jesus Christ is the God of the living!
So if we were dead, and we surely were. How did we come to life? Through the New Birth. Verily except you be born again, you shall never see the Kingdom of God.
See: from the Greek Eido: to recognize, to realize, to understand.
He is not talking about going to heaven. That is not even on the table at this point. Without the new birth we won’t even know what the Kingdom of God is. We will not understand any Scriptures, not understand a single word in the Bible and the Message of the Hour will be mindless ramblings by a poorly educated hillbilly.
Without the New Birth we are not alive. Without the New Birth, Jesus Christ is not our God. Without the New Birth, we simply are NOT Christians.
Romans 8: 9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
In order to belong to him, we must have his spirit, the Holy Spirit. Everyone who does not have the Holy Spirit, who does not have the New Birth, does not belong to him. Without the Holy Spirit, we have no claim on the Lord God, nor on his Word. Without the Holy Spirit was are NOT in the Message.
It does not matter how much we go to church. It does not matter how many songs we sing. It does not matter how many tapes we listen to. It does not matter how well we can quote the Prophet. Bible school means nothing. PhD means nothing. Seminaries mean nothing. The number of people in our church is irrelevant.
We are Christians solely through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. When he comes in, we come to life.
HE IS THE GOD OF THE LIVING!
If we are not born again, we are DEAD.
This is going to scorch a bit, but I must say it. I will be held accountable on the day of judgement for having told you the truth, so here it is.
When you read a book, a blog, and article written by a denominational preacher, you are reading dead words, written by the dead, who worship the devil. When you sit in a “church” and a preacher comes up who is not born again, you are listening to a dead, devil worshiper preach dead words, through the dead spirit of antichrist.
The first step to life is:
Acts 2: 38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
Without proper baptism there is NO remission of sins.
Without proper baptism there is NO Holy Spirit.
Without proper baptism there is NO life.
Acts 19: 1 And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples, 2 He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.3 And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John’s baptism.4 Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.5 When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.6 And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.7 And all the men were about twelve.
If the Lord God refused to give the Holy Spirit to Apollos, a man who was baptized by John the Baptist, a man who was preaching the gospel and leading souls to Christ, without first receiving the proper Biblical Baptism, the he MUST hold everyone else on earth to that very same standard, else he is a liar and a hypocrite.
65-0418E – Does God Ever Change His Mind About His Word? – William Branham
Just look at the Balaamites today. “Oh, I know, in the Bible they baptized in Jesus’ Name, but, look, all the people…” I don’t care what the people has done. “There is not another Name under Heaven given among men whereby you can be saved.” “No remission of sin, only through the Name of Jesus Christ.” What, how good you are, what you do, that don’t have one thing to do with it. It’s God’s original Word; you got to stay with That. Whew! All right.
Anyone and Everyone who is not Baptized in accordance with Acts 2:38 has NO remission of sins. If you have not repented and been baptized in full immersion in water in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, then you quite simply do not have remission of sins. And if you died today, you die in sins and will stand before the Judgement Seat of Christ and answer for every sin according to the LAW.
Without Christ, without the New Birth, we are still under the LAW!
Anyone and Everyone who has not been baptized properly is NOT born again. It don’t matter what they say. It don’t matter one bit how many books they publish, how big their church is, how rich they are. If we have not obeyed that word we are NOT born again, we do NOT have the Holy Spirit; we are DEAD.
JESUS CHRIST IS THE GOD OF THE LIVING, NOT OF THE DEAD!
Those denominational preachers, the televangelists, authors, bloggers, preachers, priests, prophets so called, apostles so called we have today, without the new birth, without the Holy Spirit, are dead men, preaching a dead letter.
Preaching souls straight into HELL!
And you sit an listen to it? You tolerate that? And you think you are getting something from it? You are getting death from it!
55-0501A – Fellowship – William Branham
And did you ever think, the old proverb that man has once said (my mother used to use this much): “Birds of a feather flock together.” That’s right. You watch them. You won’t see doves and scavengers together, because they can’t eat the same diet. A scavenger, buzzard, he can just eat anything. A crow can sit out there on a dead carcase and eat. The dove couldn’t do it. If she’d eat it, it would kill her. She just can’t eat it. She’s gets over in a wheat field and begins to eat in the wheat. She associates with her own kind. But here is the startling part: Did you know the crow can eat on the dead carcase and also eat wheat? He can eat both, but… See? 44 See, you have to watch them fellows, that type, that can set in the meeting and pretending to enjoy the meeting, and go back out and take the things of the world. That’s the way social believers are today. But we like to congregate ourselves together with those who separated themselves from the things of the world: called out and been made new creatures in Christ Jesus, and fellowshipping around the blessings of the Holy Spirit. What a marvelous thing.
Saints of God wake up!
They could be quoting the Bible, quoting the Message verbatim, word upon word, and they are simply preaching a dead letter to you. They are dead soldiers of the dead, priests of satan!
The Message was sent to the Bride! The Message is only for the Bride. We are not to look elsewhere. We are not to eat that chicken food, that rotten meat. It is not for you, it will kill you. The world can eat it because they are already dead. It suits them just fine. They are already dead, they can’t be killed again in this life. But there is a second death waiting for them. Eat their food and you will be a part of it with them.
Doves cannot stomach it. The Elect won’t be deceived. She cannot be!
The Lord did not sent authors to the Bride, he sent A Prophet. One Voice! Don’t wait for another voice. Don’t look for another man. It is finished!
In the days of the VOICE of the Seventh Angel the Mystery would be finished.
Jesus Christ is the God of the Living! He is the God of the Bride!
Jesus Christ is the Mystery of God Revealed in the Message!
Depart from the world and all the things of the world. Depart from religions. Depart from dogmas and creeds. If it is not in the Bible, if it is not the same revelation as God gave the Prophet, flee from it. God don’t change his mind! The Revelation that he gave to the Prophet is the same Revelation today.
People take the idea of Progressive Revelation the wrong way. Sure the Lord God will Reveal a bit at a time for that is all we can take. He even said to the Apostle, “I have so much to say to you, but you could not receive it yet”. But the Revelation does not change, it just goes deeper.
A progressive revelation will be the same revelation, opened up to a better understanding, not a new understanding. The whole written word of God has been revealed and there is nothing left to reveal.
Jesus Christ is the God of the Living, not of the Dead!
He is the God of the New Born Church! Get Born Again! Come back to Life!
1 Corinthians 10:14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.
Anything and everything that comes before the Word of God in our lives is an idol. Whether it be our family, our friends, our job, our pastor, our culture, our traditions, if it stands between us and the Lord God, if it is more important to us than the Word of God, it is an idol.
If we are afraid to bow our heads and pray over our food in a restaurant, at work, around certain friends or family, then we have an idol. If we are afraid to stand on the word because we don’t want to offend somebody, we have an idol. Something there is more important to us than the Lord Jesus Christ, and in our lives we are denying Him.
We can come to church, pray, sing, preach, testify, fellowship. We can say “amen” and pray like a thunder storm, but if there is anything in our lives that take precedent over the Revealed Word of God, over the name of Jesus Christ, then we have an idol.
The Bride of Christ will NEVER have an idol! Here is why.
Luke 14: 16 Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many: 17 And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready. 18 And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused. 19 And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused.
Everyone here in this example had an excuse. Each one had been invited. The Lord had sent his servants, the Five Fold Ministry to them to invite them to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. He sent the Prophet Messenger to EVERY DENOMINATION to invite them to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. God’s vindicated Prophet walked the earth for decades screaming to all who would hear. They rejected him! They pushed him out! They insulted him. They attacked him. Even today they are still assassinating his character globally on the internet. They never came to the feast, they never came to the wedding. They never will.
We have all been invited to the wedding, and not just as guests, but as the Bride! You have been invited to marry the Lord Jesus Christ. That is the new birth. When we receive his Holy Spirit, that is the consummation. He is putting his Word Seed in the Womb of your heart.
If you are born again, not only are you already married to Him, you are impregnated with His seed!
So, then Bride of Christ, Children of the Most High God, Sons and Daughters of God, why do we still skip Church? Why do we not testify of the Lord to every person we know? If I look on your Facebook page, will I see the Word of God, the Message of the Hour, testimonies of the Lord, or will I see pictures of puppies and cake recipes? Nothing wrong with those things, but where is God?
How about “Praise and Glory to the Lord Jesus Christ for he blessed me with this cake recipe and blessed my hands to bake it and it came out delicious as we fellowshipped around the Revealed Word of God with the Saints of the Living God”? That is how you announce a cake recipe!
Put him into everything you do, and place him at the center of it all. That is where he belongs! He is your Bride Groom. He is your LORD!
Yet we fail. We do we not put away our traditions or culture? We do not put away the world from us. We hang onto creeds. We have made idols of them.
Luke 14: 26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. 27 And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. 28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? 29 Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, 30 Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish. 31 Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand? 32 Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace. 33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.
Oh, I cannot do that, my parents will disown me. I cannot say those things, as my family will cast me out. I cannot dress like that as my people will persecute me.
Anyone who will be against you for the Word of God’s sake, for your testimony, for a godly life, you are better off without. Let them go if they want to go. But you are better off alone, poor, cold, miserable, hated, forgotten, cast off, on earth in this life and reigning with the Lord Jesus Christ in Heaven, then popular and loved in a crowd on earth, and miserable and alone in hell.
Your worldly best friend will be in hell with you, but you won’t be sitting around chatting. They will be too busy weeping and wailing and gnashing their teeth, and hating you because you failed to testify to them of the grace and mercy of the Lord Jesus Christ that could have saved them from this.
You knew, and you said nothing! You were in a position to warn them as they were on the road to hell, but you clung to that idol that you made and you simply smiled, patted them on the back, and held the door to Hell open for them. And you told yourself that you loved them.
You murdered them with your Apathy, Selfishness and Idolatry!
Lord Jesus, please, let that not even once be named among us here!
1 Corinthians 3: 16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
You are the Temple of the Living God.
You, sitting here, you meat bag that you are, You are the Holy Temple of the Living God. The Creator of Heaven and Earth, dwells in that meat bag, or at least wants too if you will let him.
There is nobody in this building, nobody hearing this message that is not called for eternal life, else you would not be here. So the very God of Heaven, the Lord Jesus Christ, has called YOU to be his Temple, and his Bride.
Think of it! Get the Revelation! BRIDE OF CHRIST!
You are called. You are Justified in baptism. You are sanctified by his blood. You are made HOLY with him through his indwelling spirit. YOU!
Of the Seven and a half Billion people on earth, the Lord God chose you, and you had nothing to do with it. You were Elected from all the earth. You are his Bride, the Queen of both Heaven and Earth. The world should bow to you as you pass, and indeed one day they will.
1 John 4: 17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
He is she. She is he. The Bride is flesh of His flesh, bone of His bone, life of His life, and as HE IS (I AM) so is She (YOU ARE) in this world. When you walk down the street, the Lord Jesus Christ is walking down the street. When you sit in a chair, Jesus Christ is sitting in that chair. He is she, she is he. I AM = YOU ARE.
He is you! You are He! You are ONE!
Oh! Bride of Christ get the Revelation of who You are!
It’s manifesting time,
the Fruit is on the Vine, (that’s you)
and the Lovely One is coming in plain view (Jesus Christ has been Revealed!)
To cap God’s chosen Bride, (YOU)
Redemption draweth nigh,
He’s that lovely One,
He’s coming in plain view.
Can you see him Bride? Can you see Him? He is you!
Flee from Idolatry!
2 Corinthians 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? 16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. 18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
You are the true Queen of Heaven and Earth! What part had an infidel with you? What do you really have to talk about with them? How can you be partnered up with them? Business. Marriage. They are in the chicken coup, which is where they belong, and simply can never leave.
You are God’s Eagles! Spread your wings and fly to the Heavens with the Lord where you belong. You were not created for this world. You were created in spite of this world.
The cultures are chicken cultures. The traditions are chicken traditions. The fashions are chicken feathers. The dogmas, creeds, denominations are chicken food. It’s unclean! The chicken food lies in the dirt with the chicken poop. You’ll choke to death eating that stuff.
Eagles need fresh meat! Wheresoever the body is, there, THERE will the Eagles be gathered together.
How can a bird who can’t fly expect to be Raptured. They get a few inches off the ground and they get scared. A bit of worship and praise, a few gifts, some speaking in tongues, a healing or two and they go to running. They don’t understand it. It is too high for them. The Eagles are Raptured.
Gather with God’s Eagles and soar!
But one buys some oxen, a new car, a new house, a new business, and they are more important. One gets married and he needs to tend to his new wife instead of tending to the Lord. She maybe don’t like all this Holy Roller foolishness. One has a new job and can’t afford to offend his new boss.
Your boss is a chicken!
Your wife is a chicken!
You are an EAGLE!
James 4: 4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
Friendship with the world is enmity against God!
Does that mean you cannot have friends that are in the world? NO! We are in the world, but not of it. We are to testify to them to seek out the lost sheep. If we are OF the world, if we love the world or the things of the world, then the Love of God is not in us. We are busy with the Ox and the wife and the job. We love the world. We refused the Marriage. We refused his seed!
It is adultery! Why do you suppose James wrote it that way. “Ye adulterers and adulteresses”. Friendship of the world is adultery against your Groom.
We cannot be married to Jesus Christ and flirting with Satan!
We put on those fashions and we are committing adultery. Tight clothes. Nail polish. Cosmetics. All that flash and glitter. Adultery! When you accept those dogmas and creeds, the Doctrines of Balaam, you are accepting an adulterers seed into the womb of your heart. When we cling to our cultures and traditions, we are committing adultery!
Those aren’t our cultures anymore. That man is dead and buried in Christ. We belong to a new culture, to a new nation now. We are Citizens of Heaven! We have a Heavenly Culture, a Heavenly Tradition. But many “in the message”, many so called Christians, have not received the seed of God. They have the adulterous seed.
Ezekiel 8: 5 Then said he unto me, Son of man, lift up thine eyes now the way toward the north. So I lifted up mine eyes the way toward the north, and behold northward at the gate of the altar this image of jealousy in the entry. 6 He said furthermore unto me, Son of man, seest thou what they do? even the great abominations that the house of Israel committeth here, that I should go far off from my sanctuary? but turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations. 7 And he brought me to the door of the court; and when I looked, behold a hole in the wall. 8 Then said he unto me, Son of man, dig now in the wall: and when I had digged in the wall, behold a door. 9 And he said unto me, Go in, and behold the wicked abominations that they do here. 10 So I went in and saw; and behold every form of creeping things, and abominable beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel, pourtrayed upon the wall round about. 11 And there stood before them seventy men of the ancients of the house of Israel, and in the midst of them stood Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan, with every man his censer in his hand; and a thick cloud of incense went up. 12 Then said he unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen what the ancients of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the chambers of his imagery? for they say, the Lord seeth us not; the Lord hath forsaken the earth. 13 He said also unto me, Turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations that they do. 14 Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the Lord’s house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz. 15 Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations than these. 16 And he brought me into the inner court of the Lord’s house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the Lord, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the Lord, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east. 17 Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? Is it a light thing to the house of Judah that they commit the abominations which they commit here? for they have filled the land with violence, and have returned to provoke me to anger: and, lo, they put the branch to their nose. 18 Therefore will I also deal in fury: mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: and though they cry in mine ears with a loud voice, yet will I not hear them.
In the inner courts. Between the Altar and the Porch. They worship BAAL! That Jezebel Religion right in the midst of Israel, right in the middle of the Message!
They have received of the Mark of the Beast!
In the Message today. People are rejecting God’s message, interpreting it, changing it, dismissing it, miss-quoting it, maligning it. And they are receiving a false message, a false doctrine, a false seed, and adulterous antichrist seed.
There must be a great falling away, then the man of sin will be revealed!
It is happening today!
1 Corinthians 1: 10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. 11 For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you. 12 Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. 13 Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?
I’m of Brother Green. I’m of Brother Byskal. I’m of Brother Hidlebrant.
Be of Christ! He is your groom. Who are you married too? Brother Byskal or Jesus Christ? Brother Branham, or Jesus Christ? Whose seed have you received? Who is going to rapture you? Who died for you? Whose blood cleansed you? Whose burial garments are your wedding garments?
We are espoused to Christ! We are wed to him this hour if we are born again.
Flee idolatry. Flee adultery.
Ezekiel 6: 9 And they that escape of you shall remember me among the nations whither they shall be carried captives, because I am broken with their whorish heart, which hath departed from me, and with their eyes, which go a whoring after their idols: and they shall loathe themselves for the evils which they have committed in all their abominations.
Idolatry is Adultery! They went whoring after idols. Have not all the denominations done that today? Starting with the Catholics, through the Pentecostals and to the Evangelicals of this day; they are the worst of all.
They have rejected the Message of the Hour. They have rejected the Holy Spirit. They have rejected the Groom. They have rejected his Seed. Their “whorish hearts” have gone after the idols of silver and gold: MONEY!
They have all sold out for money, sold out for “filthy Lucre”.
Revelation 17: 1And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: 2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.
She is a “whore”. The Church is the Bride of Jesus Christ. A false Bride who operates for money is a prostitute, a whore. The Catholic Church is the first and biggest, and richest whore of them all, and is the mother of all of them.
The kings commit fornication with her because they are not Bride material. There is no vow, it is not adultery to them for they have no Groom. They commit fornication and the people of the world, without Christ, go right in with them, all for money. They are drunk on it; drunk on the spirit of antichrist.
60-1207 – The Pergamean Church Age – William Branham
“I’ll show thee the judgment of the great whore.” Now, if she was that, then she was a woman professing to be something that…She was committing adultery! Is that right? Well, then, if it was a church, she was committing adultery against God. Is that right? Then adultery, would be fornications, spiritual fornications: she’s teaching something to the people that’s not God’s Word. Is that right? She’s teaching something that isn’t true. That’s the Nicolaitanes. See it coming here? Going about putting popes, and priests, and taking the Holy Spirit out, “Days of miracles is past”; and the Bible said, “Jesus Christ the same yesterday and forever.” The Bible said, “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the Name of Jesus Christ for the remission of your sins”; she says, “Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,” sprinkle, pour around. Oh, my! See? And it is creeping into the Message, subtly. I have seen Halloween parties in so called Message Churches. Christmas trees even. We’ll get to that.
Jeremiah 3: 8 And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also.
Israel was put away. She could have been the Bride, but before the Groom, the Lord Jesus Christ could come to her, she had already gone off into idolatry, adultery. She compromised her vows. And God put her away for it. He gave her the bill of divorce.
How about the Gentile Churches today? The Catholic Church was born in adultery.
Then God sent Luther to bring the people out, but before God could perfect them, they went straight back whoring into idolatry, into adultery. The Lutheran Church broke their vows to Christ and he gave them the bill of divorce.
Then God sent Wesley. He brought sanctification, but before they could receive Christ in his fulness, they turned back into spiritual adultery like their momma Rome, organized and God put them away! He divorced them too.
Then he sent the gifts at Azusa Street. Then He sent a Word Prophet, fulfilling Malachi 4:5-6 and Revelation 10:7 with the spirit of Elijah to bring the Word Seed. He got to the Bride before she could be adulterated. But it is not the Pentecostal Church. She was just the Bride’s Maid! She was already adulterated by the time the Prophet got to the Bride.
But the Bride was a Virgin!
No man, no organization, no devil got to her. She was pure! She is Pure Today! You are the pure Virgin Bride of the Lord Jesus Christ and he sent his Prophet to call you to the Wedding Supper and you came.
He married you and put His Word Seed in the womb of your heart and Sealed it!
When the Lord God filled you with his Holy Spirit, when you were born again, you were sealed and no devil’s lie can ever get to you again.
You are called and chosen, the Elect Lady.
63-0728 – Christ Is The Mystery Of God Revealed – William Branham
When Eve went away from the Word, she went away from her mate. And when the church goes away from the Word, to a denomination, she rejects and commits fornications with the world of man’s wisdom, rejecting the authority of God’s Word. That sound clear? [Congregation says, “Amen.”—Ed.] The Bible said, “Committing spiritual fornications.” Any Word in the Bible, that’s rejected, or if any self-interpretation put to It, it’s absolutely rejecting and committing adultery against the God that is your Husband. An adulteress never enters the Kingdom of Heaven, we know that. See? Now, see, that’s what Eve done at the first place.
The denominations have all done it. They ALL adulterated. They are all gathered back to Momma Rome in the World Council of Churches, the Image of the Beast. The political world, the secular world has done it. They just voted in the United Nations against Jerusalem. That is critical. Zechariah 12 says that the Lord is going to gather all Nations against Jerusalem, not against Israel, against Jerusalem so that he can judge them all at once.
This week in the United Nations, 128 Nations gathered against Jerusalem, and 128 Nations were judged. And it happened on December 21st, the Sun god’s birthday.
They committed fornication with the Woman on the Beast!
They received the Antichrist seed from Rome!
Do not ever let anybody tell you that the Denominations are the Foolish Virgins. They are NOT virgins. They have committed adultery, every single one of them is adulterous. Their very names testify that they are adulterous. If you were to marry me and take another man’s name, are you really my wife? They have “blasphemous names”. They are in adultery, have received the seed of antichrist, and the wombs of their hearts have been sealed off by it! Forever!
The Bride of Christ is Sealed by the Holy Spirit!
The Denominations are Sealed by the Mark of the Beast!
Jeremiah 23: 14 I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness; they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.
Notice here who the prophet is speaking of. He says “Prophets of Jerusalem”. What is that today? Message Preachers! They are committing Spiritual Adultery and walking in lies. The are adulteresses. They are like Sodom!
Not only adulterers, but in adultery with one another! Sodomites!
They are inventing their own lies, their own dogmas, and sharing it among each other. That is why there are so many foolish virgins. They come to the Lord, they repent and get baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins. They get cleaned up and sanctified even. But they are being fed adulterous lies, and are never led into the fullness of Christ. They get the wrong seed, a seed of spiritual Sodom, a man made creed with no life in it.
Flee from Idolatry!
You are the Bride of Jesus Christ! Be the Bride!
54-0515 – Questions And Answers – William Branham
Now what is that type of woman? Is a woman that lives and commits adultery. And the churches are committing spiritual fornications with the—with the people. See? They are—they are…Here’s the Bible that teaches This, and they make up a bunch of creeds and so forth that has nothing to do with the Bible. And, for, this is nearly twenty something years I’ve stood right here and asked any minister, at anytime, to come and take…not your textbook, your creed, but come take the Bible, in the Light of the Bible, and prove It wrong. See? That’s right.
Brothers. Sisters. This is not my ideas here. This is Thus Saith the Lord! This is straight from the mouth of a vindicated Prophet of God, the seventh messenger. This is the Spirit of Elijah speaking to you. Hear Ye Him!
60-1207 – The Pergamean Church Age – William Branham
And God, what did He do? And now when they did this evil thing, and they were in adultery, God killed forty-two thousand of them at one time; forty-two thousand, for committing adultery. And what is it spoke of here in the church? The spiritual adultery, that you profess to be a “Christian” and still living like the world.
Oh, brother, receive ye the Holy Ghost! Get away from these old creeds and things you…they’re dead; recite the Apostles’ Creed, or some kind of a creed, and say a few prayers wrote out of a prayer book, or something like that. Jesus never did tell His people to say a prayer, He said, “Pray!” Pray! All right.
246 Now, Constantine’s feast, just like Balaam. Now watch. Like Balaam’s pagan feast, Constantine had a pagan feast. All right. Pergamos was invited. And notice now this… 247 I’ve got something wrote down here, I’m going to leave it alone right now. All right. All right. I was just trying to catch this note here of the…something I put down. 248 Pergamos was invited. All right, they was invited to a feast after the Nicene Council. They was invited to the feast of Winter Solstice; which means, “the sun, worship of the sun,” which was a pagan god; which fell on December the 21st, the shortest day in the year. And the years…The same time doesn’t change till December the 25th.
All heathens celebrated it, the sun-god’s birthday. The sun-god’s birthday was the shortest day in the year, December the 21st. And then anyone that ever read the history of the churches know that heathens worshipped on that day. It was a celebration.
Here’s your Christmas Message. Ready for it?
FLEE FROM IDOLATRY!
FLEE FROM ADULTERY!
You got some wreaths, a nice pretty Christmas tree maybe, some lights, a blow up Santa, a few plastic reindeer on your roof. Maybe one of those fake, lying nativity scenes that shows the wise men at the birth of Jesus, in the winter, in the snow.
THAT IS ADULTERY TO GOD!
Jeremiah 10: 2 Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.3 For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.4 They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.
Learn not the way of the Heathen. It is a false seed! It is contrary to the Word of God. It is antichrist from the bottomless pit of hell. Idolatry! Adultery!
Christians do not do it, will not do it. Thus Saith the Lord! Do not do it.
If you got any of that stuff Brothers, Sisters, rip it down and burn it. It is demonic. It is pagan. It is Constantine’s Nicene Festival in your house! How can a Holy God come into a house that is full of idols? When you accept that seed into your heart, you will be sealed off from the truth, sealed off from the Holy Spirit, forever.
The Bride will not be adulterous! She is pure! She will not be deceived. Be pure! Be true unto your Groom!
You are the Queen of Heaven and Earth.
As He is, You Are!
You are called for it. Everyone here is called to come out of the whore, not to partake of her sins, not to receive of her plagues. We are at the end of the end of the end. Get rapture ready!
Get Justified through repentance and water baptism in Jesus Christ’s name.
Get Sanctified through the Blood of Jesus Christ.
Get filled and Sealed with the Holy Spirit of Promise.
Holy Bride of the Lord Jesus Christ, be true unto Him.