Shall we pray.
Heavenly Father, we’re again grateful to be in Your Presence in this house Lord, to worship Your holy Name and trusting Father that You’ll reveal Yourself even more thoroughly than previously that we might grow in grace and the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Help us, this morning Lord, as we study. May our minds be fruitful, may the words Lord, be simple and easy to understand, give us this ability Lord, because we know it must be Word that can be adapted as it were unto children.
You say, except we become as children we cannot enter the kingdom of heaven, therefore, help our understandings Lord, to be Your understanding even as a child has to understand coming into this world most of it from his parents and those around him.
Even so Lord, we know in Your kingdom we have to have our understanding from You and so help us to make our own understanding completely barren, in fact to be entirely erased that Your understanding may be our portion.
Father, we know that this is not difficult if we would give ourselves over to You and this morning we trust that we are doing that very thing. So help us in our meditations in Jesus’ Name, we pray. Amen.
You may be seated.
Now, of course, we’re into the study of Christ is the Mystery of God Revealed, and I believe this morning it’s number 15, about page 59 out of about ninety pages that Brother Branham brought us at that particular time.
And in Christ the Mystery of God Revealed he brought out a major point of how that God was in Christ manifesting Himself and which is true He was manifesting and revealing Himself because through manifestation there is a revelation.
In other words, you know that something is going on that is beyond you as when Moses stood beside the burning bush, he said, “I have to just look over this.” He said, “This is very, very, very strange how that this bush is burning and it’s not consumed.”
Now there was a manifestation and there had to be an explanation and you notice that God did not manifest Himself to a group of people.
He did not manifest Himself to Israel at that time but what He did He manifested Himself to Moses, He explained Himself to Moses, He sent Moses to Egypt with vindication wherein God manifested Himself in Egypt with signs and wonders.
And then He manifested Himself on Mount Sinai in a Pillar of Fire but He already had proven who He was to the people. The people did not need to see the Pillar of Fire. It was sufficient that Moses saw the Pillar of Fire and that he came with the Word to them.
And you notice that Israel became very disconcerted in the Presence of God. Many people say, “Well, if I could see that Pillar of Fire, if I could see God, I could see this,” Yes, I know, you’d crawl under the rug or cut your throat.
Anybody can talk, it’s easy to talk but once there’s a supernatural experience that is really from God you change your mind in a hurry. One vision will keep your mouth closed and your eyes cast down by days. Daniel with visions was dizzy in the head for twenty-one days.
But anyway, Israel came to the place where they said, “Look,” being so thoroughly disconcerted, they said, “We cannot stand to hear His voice and see the Pillar of Fire,” so they… because God was thundering out at them and things were happening, most amazing.
They were more than convinced and they said, “Look, it’s enough that we have somebody tell us, so therefore, let Moses tell us.”
God said, “You’ve well spoken what you’ve spoken, from now on never again will the people en mass ever deal with me and I with them, I will deal with them through a prophet and he is my channel.
He will be actually; he will be Me Myself to you people.”… the prophet is God to the people because that’s what… we find when Moses said, “I cannot speak, I’m not a good speaker,” but He said, “Aaron, your brother, is very fluent, so therefore, he will be your mouth and you will be God to him.”
“Now I am God and I am God to you and I wanted you to be God to the people, you wouldn’t do it, so I’m going to take Aaron.”
But Aaron couldn’t say… Aaron actually was a scribe. Aaron was just a scribe. Moses was the prophet. And so that’s… we see that.
So now God manifested Himself in Christ and John the Baptist was on the scene to explain Him, and he said, “There is the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world.” Now remember, John was a prophet and none greater.
And at that time no one is able to say that anybody but John saw the Spirit of God in the form of a dove coming down and resting upon Jesus and nobody can say that anybody but John heard the Voice articulate, “This is my beloved Son.”
Now already God had told John, “Upon whom you see the Spirit of God descending and remaining there that is the Messiah. That’s the One.”
He said, “Behold, the Lamb of God.” Now John was in the correct channel and the correct understanding of the presentation to the people who themselves had said, “All right, let not God appear to us, let not God manifest, let us have a prophet, deal with us.”
Now he was the great prophet, a great prophet, then Jesus was the great prophet, the Messiah prophet, the Redeemer prophet, He was everything wrapped into human flesh that God wanted for the people at that time.
Now God did not want a man who would stand there and create worlds. He did not want a Moses who would bring on flies and all these things.
What he was doing was preparing the people for redemption and now here’s God manifested in a human flesh, there’s a prophet standing there and the Word comes to the prophet as the prophet stood in the water and there he’s able to say, “This is that One.”
And John explained Him and the people turned Him down. But nonetheless, God was manifested in Christ.
And as Brother Branham’s title was, Christ is the Mystery of God Revealed. So therefore, God is a mysterious individual. Most people kind of think of Him as the Hebrews and Greeks did, it’s nephesh or pneuma.
Pneuma is spirit which means wind, and nephesh is where you blow out of your mouth on a cold winter day and it forms like a frost in the air. You say you can see your breath. You can’t really see your breath; you see steam.
You don’t see your breath; no man… it’s like that poetry years ago said, “Who can see the wind? Neither you nor I, but when the trees are bending low, you know, the wind is passing by.” And that’s kind of like the Hebrews had it, “nephesh,” you see.
Now, no one can see God. There’s no way that you can see God.
So God must now then bring upon a manifestation which He brought out in that time of the flesh He indwelt the Lord Jesus Christ.
And so Christ is the Manifester or the Revealer of the unseen, the invisible God and because He is unseen and you cannot contact Him in the sense that, you know You can just talk face to face and handle Him like you know, putty and clay and try to work Him out in a test tube and things like that.
You have to have some means whereby then He can make Himself known to the people and Christ is then the great revealer of this great mystery of Almighty God. And to see Him and understand that He is God manifest in flesh and He’s not a second god of a trinity.
See, like the Scripture distinctly says, “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.”
Those are qualifications of the same thing the Hebrews understood of the Memra which is a projection of God of an understanding of God, where they could kind of bring Him into their own realm of discussion and all.
Well, John does that in the Greek and the word… and then he said, “In the beginning was the Word,” and a word is a thought expressed but remember in the Greek it means ‘the literacy of the thing it is there that’s expressed’.
You just can’t say, like you and I say, “fork.” Well, if we conjure up an understanding well, it’s a four tine or sometimes a five tine, used to it, you eat lettuce with and things with it and stab it with food and so on, and used to hold down various things.
A pitch, you know, pitch grain with it, like straw, hay, and stuff like that, grass. But you know, the thing is when you… express that word you know there’s a substance in your expression so that you could go and pick that thing up out of a store and you’d know what you’re doing because the actual… there’s a reality in it.
So therefore, when you speak of a word you just… you say, “fly,” there’s a fly. You say, “horse,” there’s a horse. Now, ‘thingamajig.’ What’s a thingamajig? Your mind’s gone.
But what is something… a rube Goldberg designed? In a cartoon? Or something Henry Ford came up with or Edison, or something like the great Tessel? They still haven’t figured out what he… what he could do. You don’t know.
So when you say, “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God,” you are telling right there that it wasn’t Jesus being a third Person of the Godhead making him the Word, it was God Himself who took upon Himself a form of a man.
Not a second person, not a third person: first Person, one Person, because in the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.
So therefore, now we find what is it all about? God starting way back in the beginning with a little beam of light because God is light, it starts with the thought that God is light, God is revelation, God is revelatory, able to be apprehended by the human mind.
That mind made such and the mind and the spirit go together, your brain is not what I’m talking about. I’m talking about your mind and your spirit. That’s an intrinsic factor that is not in the realm of the test tube. No, it has to do with life. See?
The spirit of man is a candle of the Lord. You got to come by way of the mind. You don’t lay this Bible on your head even to do that, you don’t lay it on your heart. Won’t come that way; it’s got to come by mind, mental faculties. See, if there’s no mental faculties…
That’s why the Bible said, “When you’re full of the Holy Ghost you have a sound mind.” First time in your life you’re not insane or drunk with the things of the world.
So, all right, God made a revelation in human flesh; He became manifested, something workable, and in there the thought is expressed and not just a thought expressed but the reality itself. See? That’s what you’re looking at. All right.
Now God, Christ is the manifestation of God, He is the Revealer of God, Christ is the mystery of God revealed or made known. Now that’s the first great thing.
Now the next great thing is this; God always chose to reveal Himself perfectly through man and to men. Way back there at the time of Abraham before the burning of Sodom, God appeared in the form of one man out of three.
Now many say, “See, there you are, that shows that God is three persons.” Hogwash! The Bible says, the two messengers, angels went down to Sodom and Abraham conversed with God. So you mean two parts of God left Him?
The Jews said, “You can’t carve God into three pieces and feed Him to us Jews.” You know the funny thing in the world is though I’ve only met one Jew that really stayed with understanding of one God when he turned Christian.
Christianity is a bunch of hogwash if you’re not understanding and not knowing the truth. It’s idolatry. It’s not sensible. How can you preach three gods and feed it to a Jew if the Jew was truly converted and have a real spirit of God?
You don’t see… what is this Oneness of the Godhead? What is this bit anyway? You’re just not up on your history. Old Servetus got burned at the stake for believing in one God. He wrote a great treatise on it; I got it at home.
True faith has been around but there’s very little of it. But at the end time, revelation comes. We’ll hit that a little later on, under the Seven Seals. That starts right in the Garden of Eden. Yeah, sure does.
Now the next thing we see that Brother Branham taught we got into last night and it took a long time, and we’re taking time this morning because I’m not going to rush anything.
I found, look it, I found out it’s much easier to just take it easy and forget about the rush and forget about covering sermons and ha, man alive. I eat… you know, I guess it’s all right; I eat all my food terribly fast. I eat like a dog.
I eat fast, a lot and in big gulps, and then I sort of enjoy it with my stomach. I got a stomach taste, and sometimes a bad stomach taste, you know. You eat too many onions it comes back on you but fortunately I got a pretty good digestion.
But you know that’s not the way to savor food and a diet and not get fat and sloppy and what have you; it’s to savor your food. Like in Betty Ford’s clinic, and these other clinics you take a forkful of food and you put your fork down, hope that took good, I don’t chew like that, ha, ha.
But you’re supposed to chew it, masticate thoroughly, and you swallow, pick up your fork and do it again and if you’re mono… on a mono diet all the better than a complex diet because so many things are not synergistic to your body. See?
But you know, we have one food which is the Word, the Holy Spirit in us makes us fully synergistic because we are Seed, we’ll talk about that too, and so here we dine on the Word of God. So we’re not in a hurry.
We just want to take it real easy and if this sermon takes me twenty, twenty-five at an hour and a half, whatever time it takes, it’s going to be that way. So we just take it real easy. All right.
He said, after… Brother Branham takes the next step then, after God manifested in Christ, that’s Christ the anointed one, Messiah, never forget that Messiah in the Hebrew is Christos in the Greek which is one and the same. See?
Never forget that, and never forget what that Messiah is according to Isaiah 9:6, “Everlasting Father, Mighty God, Prince of peace, He’s the Son, He’s the Counselor, God Almighty” in various roles according to His innate attributes being God manifesting to the people welcoming, blessing, blending with them through these attributes.
Which we can call offices, roles is a better title, better way to put it, His roles, and redemption bringing us all the way back to Him in a glorified form of a human body wherein we once started with Him just as a thought in His mind, a precept, yeah, of foreknowledge and election or predestination, an ultimate of destination. See?
I hope you caught that. It’s on tape. I’m not doing double talk. I’m taking it very slow.
Now, there is a manifestation which is further, which is God in His Bride and that manifestation is not the same as God dealing in Jesus the Christ, and I’ve got to go way back to my thought that I’ve started with, way back there, talking about prophets, God in the prophets starting with Moses.
The Book of Hebrews categorically says, “God was in the prophets at different times, for different reasons, giving them a portion of the Word for different times, for different seasons, which Word must be fulfilled in its season to bring us right back to where we’re going.”
God poured that all into Christ being the fulfillment. Now He is pouring into a Bride what was accomplished at that time that God might be manifested in us and remember the manifestations we showed you last night are two different manifestations.
When He manifested in Christ it was the supernatural great ministry though it did not include creation. It included something greater than creation which was a Resurrection from a man that was already rotted and stinking and his face falling in already in that heat there, over there in Jerusalem. That was Lazarus. All right.
So we see the prophet ministry of vindication, like Moses vindicated that he was that one typing Messiah. Then we see all Word prophets are vindicated typing that Messiah.
Now remember, if you have a prophet that follows the Lord Jesus Christ then he must be vindicated to prove that he is pointing back to that One. That’s Paul.
Now I know people can say what they want but I got my Bible right here. I got no problem with my Bible. I’m sorry for those who have problems. You see, they won’t let their thinking go. You should let your thinking go.
What did Paul say here? He said, “Brethren, my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom but in demonstration of the power, spirit and of power.”
He lets them know that he was thoroughly vindicated of God; in fact I can read much in the Book of Corinthians. And Corinthians is the tongues talking book; they’re the gift people, in the highest disorder of any New Testament people; they had the greatest disorder.
They were the ones speaking in tongues and manifesting and it was terrible. Not that the gifts weren’t of God. Don’t ever think they weren’t. But the people were very, very something or other because Paul really had to light on them.
He has to tell them, “Look, you with all your talk if you really got the Holy Ghost and if you think you’re a prophet you will admit that what I am telling you are the commandments and righteous ordinances of God. Not what you think you got because you got some ministries.”
So therefore, the Bride does not have a manifestation of proof vindicating her; she has a manifestation of life of redemption which is fruit and virtues and a crucified life that she lives, not saying that gifts are not extant.
The gifts will always be extant until the Bride is taken out of here but you do not need signs and wonders for a proven thing. The signs and wonders previously to draw your attention has proven the thing.
Like I say the Pythagorean Theorem, do I have to use it, figure it out every single time about the squares?
Oh, I say, “Hey that’s what… that’s the Pythagorean Theorem; I’ll apply that to my mathematics, to my geometry, my laws of physics.” “I got no problem. I know instantly what to do. I got my logarithm book. Do I have to go figure out the laws? I turn to my book or use the slide ruler.”
And what would the church need to continuously prove God? Don’t think she will never manifest the way the prophet does. She’ll manifest… No, because the life is necessary for other purposes and manifestation.
Like I said, “Jesus did not create. There was no need to create.” But there was need to show a Resurrection which Resurrection of Lazarus was sufficient to prove that Christ Himself would come back.
He didn’t even corrupt. You see? But no way do you ever get the proof in your mind and heart in revelation until after the fact. See?
Now the Bride has a manifestation of a life and in this hour with the opening of the Seals, if the Seals are open there had better be a manifestation that God’s behind it or someone is shooting his mouth off.
And the manifestation had better be according to God’s Word or the man is not God’s man and he better be a prophet because God alone reveals secrets to prophets alone.
We read that last night, Amos 3:7. Way back here past Daniel, Joel, Amos, okay, here we are.
(07) Surely the Lord God will do nothing but he revealeth his secrets until his servants the prophets.
And there’s a secret Rapture supposed to take place. There’s a secret Coming supposed to take place. And the Bible distinctly says, that God will reveal His secrets to a prophet.
And the prophet will tell you so you will know the hour in which that is. And they guessed for hundreds of years, they waited Seven Church Ages and they couldn’t understand it.
What is this secret? What is this Rapture bit? What is this Appearing bit? What is this manifesting bit? What is this Parousia bit? What is all these bits together?
Oh, I’ve read the books, you bet I have. When I was first saved, listen, I tell you I did nothing but frequent the secondhand book stores and all the Bible stores and we had the… good volumes when I was a kid, you don’t have them worth a plug nickel anymore, I’ll just be honest with you.
You got a lot of highfalutin rooten-tooten hogwash. That’s all you got. A bunch of high rolling so-called theologians, they couldn’t hold a candle to those old timers, don’t you think they ever can today. They can’t do it.
They haven’t got the language. They haven’t got it, period. They’re talking on the top of their heads. Those men back in the days of the face came from the heart, an inspired soul, an inspired spirit, an inspired mind.
Oh, they could preach and teach. Nobody will touch those men. I’ve read the books, you bet. And every time and I had a lot of time in the Depression days, everything was depressed but our mentality and that was depressed, too, I’m sorry to say because we worried. Read, read, read, read, read.
No man had a clue, even then they forgot the ways of God, how God deals with the people, how God reveals His secrets, how God does things.
So you say there’s a prophet got to come at the end time, Elijah. “Oh, who needs Elijah? Hallelujah, we’ve got Jesus. He’s up there at the right hand of the Majesty, glory to God.”
Why one of the very Godhead Himself, one of the three Persons came right down and undid all the stuff and they hate to admit it but Father made a great tragic mistake evidently when He made Satan, He made mankind because He said, “Now who will go for Me? I made a mess here, got to get things cleaned up.”
Can you imagine God being that ridiculous? I can’t. I can be that ridiculous and you can but God can’t.
They don’t understand God wanting to show forth His attributes and His innermost being did this to us and yet for us that we might receive all of Him that He had that He wanted to give and share and it couldn’t be any other way.
So God said, “I’ll redeem the people myself,” and He came down in a human form, His own life, His own sperm so-to-speak, He rented a body of Mary and brought forth a virgin born body that was His Own calling it was a Son, because it was a part of Him.
Now a son is not a father. How can you have eternal sons? They got beginnings. That’s a Catholic dogma. That’s not the dogma of God. It’s a creed that’s a [inaudible], that’s not the Word.
And He indwelt that One and because the life was the life of God it was the Blood of God that was shed upon Calvary and God became His own mediator and His own redeemer and His own reconciler in human form. God can do these things.
But men would sooner twist it and conform it to this way and that way and have three gods and polluted ideas. Oh, my God, you got a pest house, never the pure thoughts of God; you’ve got a terrible distortion. All right.
Now God takes and He wants a Bride to manifest Himself just based upon this end time understanding we’re talking about now, because Brother Branham took it to the end time what He did back there in the prophets, what He did back in the time of Jesus.
He would have to do now as Paul the Apostle looked back and was that authenticated person. So if Elijah is to come on the scene, stop about how you don’t need Elijah but you just love Jesus. See? Or you’d be like Israel.
They both crucified Messiah and killed John, and yet the Bible spoke of a forerunner and a vindicated one and they killed them both. And they’ll crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh in this hour: Hebrews 6. You can’t get away from the Word of God, brother/sister.
So if Elijah’s supposed to come we’re going to have a prophet at the end time because the Scripture tells us. That’s only in the mold of God’s way of doing things.
What’s so strange but these savants, these theologians, none of them from the face of a man to this hour which is continually the face of the man till we get to the eagle: four faces, lion, calf, man, eagle, till we get to the end time.
They don’t understand about prophets. They say, “There’s no prophets.” Yet the Bible distinctly says in Hebrews 12 from a mouth of a prophet that pointed back to the prophet, God Himself in human flesh, and said, “Once more the One from heaven is going to speak.”
Then who’s going to hear Him? The church can’t hear Him. No way, no way, I don’t care what anybody says. You’re liars and trying to make God a liar. God’s got to have a prophet and he had to be manifested to be a prophet: Deuteronomy 18.
God said, “They have well spoken, I will never appear to the church again. I’ll never appear to a body again. I’ll come through a man. I’ll come through a prophet and that prophet will come in the Name of the Lord and when the thing that he says come to pass, THUS SAITH THE LORD that comes to pass, you listen to him, you fear him.”
That’s right. A vindicated prophet. See? Now, all right. We see that, so there’s a Bride at the end time that understands a little bit of what we’re talking about.
Okay. We’re going to start reading here because I can’t keep on forever. Now he said here,
[58-4] …having the revelation of this secret made known to them by… grace,…
The revelation of what? Christ is the mystery of God revealed. Christ will reveal God. There’s going to… now look it, let’s go to Ephesians 4.
Now if you can stand to get a little bit deep in here and even your Trinitarians understand this, and it’s not deep really, look it.
(07) But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
(08) Wherefore he saith,…
Now remember, we’re given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ, so evidently, there’s evidently a gift involved here at a certain time and it’s going to be a measure that is given by God. So everything is given in measures, and that’s what it says in Hebrews.
At different times and different measures, different places God was in the prophets giving forth revelation which if they were prophets before Christ pointed to Him and if there’s prophets after Christ they got to point back. Now that’s logical, anybody knows that, can’t help but know that.
(08) Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. [Now this same one in the measure of the gift of Christ, the anointing by grace, you’re going to have men have something to do with it. Can’t help it.]
(09) (Now he [that] ascended, what is it [first of all] he descended into the lower parts of the earth?
Now listen! Let’s read it. “Now he that ascended, went up, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts,” that wasn’t the body. The body didn’t go to the lower parts of the earth.
The body was on top of the ground in a cave. The body did go up. Don’t worry about that. We’re talking about what went down to the lower parts.
“Now he that ascended,” took his body with him, what is it but he went, he was first of all down in the lower parts of the earth. Now watch!
(10) He that descended [that came down back again] is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)
He came back. How? In the form of the Holy Ghost, even the Trinitarians know that. Now they got rid of one God called the Holy Ghost. Now you got two left.
Now how come Vincent couldn’t put it together? And I’m quoting from Vincent, one of the greatest Greek authorities known. Now He gave what? In this measure He gave what?
(11) …apostles; prophets; evangelists; pastors… teachers; [five-fold ministry, the election. Two are voted in, deacons and elders, to make perfection.]
Now what’s going to happen? All right, watch!
How did this happen to begin with? The Pillar of Fire at Pentecost inducted men into the body of the Lord Jesus Christ but did not give them the revelation, He up here to Paul alone and gave him the revelation. That’s right.
Even John didn’t have face to face like Paul did. Paul was down in the desert with Him for about three years or so.
Now what are these men for, under Paul who said it, “If you’re a prophets, sub-prophet to the prophet of the hour, Word prophet, you’re a pastor, evangelist, you’re a missionary, you’re this, you’re that, you’ll admit to what I’m telling you is the commandment of God.”
(12) For the perfecting of the saints, [to bring to a complete conclusion in the Bride] for the work of the ministry, [there’s got to be ministry there, both for them and in them] for the edifying of the [building] of the body of Christ: [What?]
(13) Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God,
What’s going to be dispensed all through the ages? The knowledge until it comes to a peak of perfection. And in this hour there is nothing but Babylon because there’s hundreds of denominations and independents and God knows what and they all speak with a different tongue, a forked tongue at that, that’s you and me.
(13) …unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ:
You say, “Well, I think we got Him all.”
You did not get Him all. The Church only gets all of Christ at the last Seven Church Age when the last measure is poured in because there’s a measure of knowledge and a revelation hidden that John and Paul could not teach and it has to come to us at the opening of the Seals.
Dr. Bloomfield knew that. He’s a good student. I think he’s dead by now. Dr. Hoyer understood the principle; and I think he’s the greatest since Dr. Penn, and I’m not just throwing these names around here to impress you, I happen to know what I’m talking about because I know Dr. Hoyer.
At least good enough, if he’s still living, he might have just passed away recently because he was an elderly man but I loved to be in his presence and talking about some of these things because he’s the man that told me, he said, “Brother Vayle, don’t laugh,” he said, “but I can tell you by Scripture and I believe to be right,” he said, “the creative power of God will appear in the Bride in the last day.”
And I said, “I’ll never laugh at you because I know that’s happened already.”
And the great Dwight Moody Bible Institute down the road knowing nothing what’s going on because looking back at Moody. What was Dwight L. Moody to you and me? For heaven’s sake, give me an answer.
What’s Spurgeon to you? What’s Parker? Harding? The Murray’s? The Patterson’s? Even little, not too far back, you had your Hudson Taylor’s, even more closer, your Jonathan Goforth’s, America’s Jonathan Edwards? What’s that got to do with you?
Tell me. Nothing. You don’t get in by them. They’re waiting on you to get out of the ground. That hour is here but the Word is not… and the Word is here for it but we’re just waiting.
(14) That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
Now what is a ministry supposed to do? To bring you to a place of the absolute knowledge. That’s what it says. Billy Graham admits the Word hasn’t been restored. What’s Billy doing today?
He admits he’s like a dry well, he’s all pumped out. The only thing that would set Billy Graham on fire is to understand what we’re saying.
We’re not about Billy Graham, don’t think there’s any premise to us, we’re quoting the prophet. I’m not telling you what Lee Vayle thinks; I’m telling you what the prophet said.
Look what it says about these people in religion, in religious circles. Their doctrine is wind, blows every old which way like right in this country here.
I never saw a place like this, living over here in De Graff, southwest winds, suddenly northeast winds, east winds, north winds, south winds, whoom, whoom, whoom, yi, yi, yi. This state’s a dump, this valley… I don’t know a place like it.
Pete, I suppose in Western Canada? You know the winds come west, schoom, schoom, prevails here too, everything prevails westerly but now we got it. We could tell in Canada where I lived whether what was going to happen with the winds.
Here, you know, the only thing you know is going to happen something’s going to happen, you better pray it’s not going to hit you; tornado.
(14) …wind of doctrine, sleight of men, cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
“Oh, that lovely preacher wouldn’t do it.” You got to be stupid. It says here he would do it. You don’t know about what I’m doing. Brother Branham’s a crafty cunning man, I’m crafty and cunning, too; I got you duped.
The Bible says so. He said, “Why? he said, don’t think it strange that these men come on the scene because as Satan himself was transformed into an angel of light to deceive Eve,” he said, “then his messengers also will come as angels of light.”
Oh, love and sweet and gracious and niceness to seduce you. Listen, get this flat for what is it the thousandth time that I’m telling you?
Eve was not raped; she was seduced. She was happy to join in the act and if you look at women today you’ll understand categorically women do not like to be raped and very seldom are, but they don’t mind being seduced.
Oh, come on. How do they get seduced if they don’t like it? I’m not being rough on women. I’m just trying to bring out a truth about the churches because the woman represents the church. She’d claw the guy and everything else, but she gets persuaded happily to join in the act; seduction.
Then you blame some fellow because your life got messed up. Hogwash! She was meant to take the act; you’re stupid. But he should contain himself, too.
Christ doesn’t go around pregnated everybody, only Bride. That’s why marriage is… that’s why sex is confined to marriage.
You know a man gets sexually involved with a woman before he marries her, if she turns into a prostitute and brings men under his roof he can’t get rid of her according to the Word of God. He’s stuck with her.
That’s why in this church you don’t have second chances around here once you’re taught right. You marry right or forget it, I’m not interested. You do it, you make your bed, I love you and try to help you but you did it.
You say, “What do you mean?”
Why listen, my mother didn’t make me do things, my sister didn’t, my father, my brothers, my relatives, my kinfolk, my peers: I did what I did. Are we coming across? I hope so. I don’t know. Who knows?
(15) But [holding] the truth in love, may grow up [unto] him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: [What is it? This measure of grace through ministry is given to bring the people right up to a Headship to complete the whole body.]
(16) From whom the whole body fitly joined together…
In other words, you’re to come to the very One who poured into you and is now pouring in through Seven Church Ages and is culminating this portion, you come right up to that.
Well, we’ll show you what really happened. The church is a pyramid. It’s not what I had in mind but you know. I’m not a good artist here. Whoops.
There’s nobody here to help me because you know, I can’t even draw a straight line. But who can on a wiggly board? Okay. Whoopsie, that’s not very good, okay.
Here like is Christ, we’ll say, Holy Spirit. Now He’s pouring into the Church the anointing which has a conduit at all times which is the Word. He’ll just pour… [Brother Vayle makes, Ch, Ch, Ch, sound.] You know, nature doesn’t do that. We’re talking of life. Life’s not [Ch, Ch, Ch.] sizzling around here.
People got a Frankenstein theory; you know, turn on the juice, get the parts and turn on the juice. Hogwash! Life produces its parts. It’s got to have a conduit. It’s Word. So here’s God.
Here through the Word, very poor looking Bible. That’s a Bible. Here’s God. Holy Spirit coming through the Word, coming down to you and me. Seven Church Ages starting down here.
Now He’s pouring into the Church. He didn’t just pour out. Do you understand that? Just pouring Holy Spirit: blang, blang. Oh come on.
How am I going to get this across? I could get it across but it would be almost vulgar because I would have to tell you my little vulgar thoughts on it, and they’re not vulgar; it’s the truth.
A male ejaculate has to have an egg to bear what’s in that life, so the male ejaculate, and that’s, chooo, like a salmon’s hoping there’s some eggs out there, because we’re talking of life. There has got to be a conduit.
So there’s got to be that Word as the conduit. And we’re talking of this life of God in a Bride, Seven Church Ages, two, three, four, five, six, up to the top. So there’s life coming down, Word coming down.
That Word life released in Seven Church Ages going up, until there’s nothing left to come down. So now the baptism with the Holy Ghost gives way to the Holy Ghost Himself. That’s all you got.
So you got the Head of the Church and when you got that you have got to have a prophet because now the cornerstone that had the prophet, Paul, is Headstone. And the Bible unequivocally says Elijah. See? Okay.
Seven Church Ages, you got the life coming down. This mystery is Christ revealed in every age. Now in the first age she was a lion for some time and there Paul came forth.
Then came the suffering, the calf that went right up into and past the era of the Dark Ages of Catholicism. Out of that comes the light of Protestantism which is the face of the man which is Reformation.
Now the point is everything that was here is here but it here was not all revealed and before it could be revealed coming up here these men came in who could do this, sleight of men, wind of doctrine, cunning craftiness, lying in wait to deceive.
The first council of Jerusalem had brethren, false brethren that came in unaware and turned even Peter aside for awhile. So don’t think you’re sitting high and mighty and you’ve got something to talk about.
And death had entered the church, and Paul said, “The Ephesian Age was a fallen woman; she was fallen.”
And she fell in the ground like Christ to die, and she kept going down as she went up and she went up she went down and in here in this little speck of light, don’t you let that oil go, don’t let that wine go, the bruised reed, he wouldn’t break, the smoking flax he wouldn’t quench.
So he began pouring again his Word of revelation and knowledge under the face of a man and it came up here in Headship, he had to have a prophet again if we’re here at this end time. See?
So here we are living at this point. God poured into the church, and as He’s pouring into the church He’s bringing members in, the last elected one is coming in of the Gentiles.
Now let’s take a look to the Book of Romans and see that.
(25) …I would not, [have you] ignorant [brethren], [brethren]… I would not, that ye [would] be ignorant of this mystery, lest [you be] wise in your own conceits;
Now listen! You don’t get any preeminence and smartness at the end of the age because there’s a prophet on the scene and you got a revelation.
(25) …in your own conceits; [means blind in your own wisdom. Watch it at the end time.] that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles come in.
Now that’s not the times of the Gentiles, that’s the fullness of the Gentiles. The times is political; this is spiritual, this is the body. Israel is blind until we are complete.
How did Israel get to Messiah? By sections coming up, coming up, coming up. How do we get there? Coming up, coming up, coming up. Christ pouring in and when there’s no more left to pour in what do you come to?
You come to Matthew 12 and the Gentiles don’t understand this, the theologians won’t understand, nobody but us will understand it because we have a prophet who told this to us. Here you are here,
(17) That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,
(18) Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles. [He came back as the Holy Spirit, dealt with the Gentiles. Let’s keep reading.]
(19) He shall not strive, nor cry; neither… any man hear his voice in the streets. [Jesus didn’t do that in the flesh; he was heard.]
(20) A bruised reed shall he not break,… smoking flax shall he not quench,…
Now listen! Hold it! Israel’s smoking flax and broke, bruised reed he broke and snuffed out, so this does not count at this time down here. No, it’s got to come up here. Let’s keep reading.
(20) …till he send forth judgment unto victory.
He brings justice and a just cause to victory. He is going to do it for us and he’s going to have Elijah here because he said so. Like John was at that particular time in his history.
See, coming up, up, up, up? And see Alpha is Omega? John was Elijah, number three. Now you got Elijah number four, next time Elijah number five to the Jews. Five is grace; the whole thing’s gone. So at this time here is what you see you’re dealing with. All right.
Now then, we talk about this manifestation in the Bride at the end time and why I’m dealing with this as I am is to let you know that you… as we read along and we have read along that there was a manifestation given to the Bride by a prophet, William Branham, who had THUS SAITH THE LORD thousands of times and never one time was it ever wrong.
And I’m witness because I worked with him. I knew him like there’s hardly a man living knows him, studied with him, wrote his books and everything else. So I’m an authority on the subject if anybody is.
And I can tell you absolutely I’ve seen the greatest men of the Twentieth Century and I’ve read of the greatest men that ever lived and no man had what this man had and even the religious scholars and religious authors admitted until recently they could never lay a finger on him but he’s dead twenty years now so they’ll do anything they want, dig up his bones, do what you want, it doesn’t matter anyway because God’s had His way.
He’s already come and gone and that’s what happened in Jesus’ time; he said, “It will come and go and you won’t know it,” and he says in the Bible, “It will come and go and you won’t know it.”
And it’s being done right today as I’ve showed you, you learn after the fact.
God has to explain Himself to the man he’s dealing with, take that man to the people, demonstrate to the people that God is with that man, then that man’s got to show it continuously and explain it or the people don’t get it.
Then some theologian try to sit around and figure this thing out with a bunch of people. Somebody’s insane. It’s not us; we’re not claiming any super powers.
Let’s get this flat, we wouldn’t know anything we’re even talking about except for the grace of Almighty God because it’s all grace. But you see you and I’ve got to build our faith to rapturing faith, brother/sister.
Not simple healings and those things although God knows we need them and God knows we’ll have them, don’t worry. And if we set our mind to it we can get them, there’s no problem there.
I gave it up years ago because my mind’s not to be set in that direction; I’d sooner suffer, even be sick than to give up what I’ve got because look, if I labored for the bread that perishes I could go to God in disobedience and say, “All right, Lord, I’m going to go back to where I was whether You like it or not.”
That’s a pretty dangerous thing to say. It’s been done. Don’t worry. It’s been done but you pay a price for it. I’m sorry for the people; I’ve got to get my faith again where I say, “Look it, you let your faith go, pretend you’re not even here, I’ll take over.
You don’t even exist in my mind. I’ll take over. You watch what will happen to you.” Forget it. I’m dealing in higher stakes than that. I’ve done that already. I’ve done that already.
You want to question me; I’ll bring in my friends. I’ll show you. You’ll pay for the airplane tickets though but I’ll take you there.
A little holiday coming, I enjoy a holiday. Anyone want to take me up? Got a few thousand bucks? I’ll make some phone calls.
I’ll prove it to you. I’m not kidding you. Cancer disappear literally under the doctor’s hands because I said so. I’m not lying to you. My wife likes to toot my horn; I say, “Shut-up, I don’t talk about the past.” I’m not interested.
If I want I can make phone calls, they’re living, you bet. I didn’t heal a soul though, I didn’t heal a body or anything else, not me; that’s God. But you can get ministries but we got higher stakes, those higher stakes are over there in Ephesians.
You won’t find this in any book of theology, I can tell you that right now. They just think this is the Alpha. This is the Omega.
He says here in Ephesians 1:17, Paul prayed for the revelation.
(17) [He prayed] That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
And then it ends in a Resurrection and a Rapture. That’s here. Not here. The same person doing the same thing through His prophet and His ministers going to bring you here.
Let’s find out. Let’s go to 2 Corinthians 4. Don’t worry; we’ll get out of here sometime today. We’ll finish this sermon in thirty sermons, who cares? What does Paul say?
(17) Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
(18) But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, [What is an open face? No more veils on it. No more creeds and dogmas. Your mind’s not full of the old things you used to know about Rapture and Appearing and this and that and the other thing; you understand for the first time what it’s all about.]
(18) …are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
Now if you’re going to be changed into an image what image, are you going to? When we behold Him, see Him as He is.
We’re getting right up there and there’s got to be a spiritual image before there’s a physical, brother/sister, because you weren’t flesh unless first of all you were spirit. Because that father sperm of yours is life and life is always a spirit.
That’s where you got your genetic coding from. That’s what determines the color of your hair, everything else. That’s what determined your spiritually whether you’d be born again or not. That’s right.
Certainly, it’s in the Spirit. It’s in the Life, not what you think. You might be studying too much botany, physiology from your high school teacher, your university professor or something but I’m going to tell you one thing, they’re wrong.
Ninety-nine percent are wrong. But you set them down and let them think awhile and they can turn right in a hurry because they know the animal has the same elements out of the clay that you and I have but we’re not four-footed beasts. What made it?
Oh, they say, “That’s because it’s in the genes there… that’s because…”
I said, “Hold it, hold it, there’s species.”
“Oh, this, oh, yes, there’s species.”
What’s the species? What gave it? It’s a special kind of life. It’s species specific, isn’t it, when it comes right down to it? Not just a kind specific, a specific kind, you got a cat, you got a horse, you got a dog, you got a pig, you got a man.
They all run genetically. They all run species. They all run because of a life. Then what does it? It’s the life does it. That’s right because it’s got the same thing to work from. Let the earth bring forth the beast.
Where did man come? Same dirt. What’s behind it all? Life. See? Begin to apply that to Christ like we’re doing here.
Now, the image, we’re coming up now to the very top. Now watch!
(01) Therefore seeing we have this ministry,…
What ministry? To give people unveiled faces to move from glory to glory the first age, the second age, the third age, the fourth age, the fifth age, the sixth age, the seventh age right to the top.
As Brother Branham said, “What a glory Luther had beyond Catholicism. What a glory Wesley had beyond Luther. What a glory Pentecost had beyond Wesley but what a glory this will be, a glory that never fades, Ezekiel’s river, that floats you across: the former rain in the time of the latter rain, God and Elijah, Malachi 4, Headship returned, all of it there, and it’s a ministry.”
What kind of ministry?
(02) …[we] have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, [right back to Ephesians,]…
No more swaying and subtlety, no more bulldozing, you’ve arrived. This didn’t happen in Paul’s day. This is our day. This is the prophetic Word in a whole that was here as the prophetic Word was here to bring forth Christ.
Now you got the prophetic Word that’s going to be up here when you see Him manifested.
“Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it hath not yet appeared we shall be, you’re never going to see but we know that when He shall appear, means manifest Himself in His true character, we’re going to be like Him.”
And He comes back in the Spirit to the Gentiles to bring us this victory. Not in His body, we meet the body in the air.
My God, people don’t even the top of the ladder from the bottom of the ladder. Fundamentalism says, “Oh, hallelujah, we’re going to meet Him in the air.”
“We’re going to get changed, Brother Vayle.”
Now I say, “Just a minute, you’ve got to see Him to get your change so you better be down here where you can see Him instead of up there.” Right?
Come on, come on, come on, come on. I’ve got you over the barrel, haven’t I? You’ve read your Bible all these years, wrong, wrong, wrong. You read it all wrong and you’ll go keep reading It wrong unless something happens to you.
“We got to see Him as He is.” As He is! What is He in this hour? What’s He doing in this hour? Well, it never entered my mind. Well, you better start thinking.
I’m not smart, I’m just telling you what the prophet told me. It’s right here. You’re not smart. I’m not smart. Nobody’s smart. God’s smart. I’m not vindicated. You’re not vindicated. We could even miss it. But we believe we’re right.
He said, “This is the ministry.”
(02) …not handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of truth commending ourselves…
You show that you got the truth. I can’t show anything. I can show you I’m an ignorant, stupid, self-righteous miserable stuffed-shirt of a dope with no good in me, same as you. You’ve got nothing but you got everything.
Remember, once a thing is proved you don’t have to prove it again, then why are you trying to prove anything, why don’t you just listen and believe what’s been proven?
You say, “I don’t think Brother Branham proved a thing.” Neither did Jesus, hallelujah.
I’m with Woody Allen. “What do you think of Jesus?” “He was an underachiever.” Well, God’s an underachiever.
Reader’s Digest put it beautifully. Things in this universe are out of order, certainly, why does that moth come and eat the leaves in October when they fall instead of the summertime when they’re on the trees? What do you call it, the gypsy moth, call them gypsy moth? Now I thought that was quite cute.
Like Chase said, she said, “Not that I want to criticize God but He could have made a mistake maybe. Everybody loves cuddly little babies but they haven’t got much time for these worn out old folk, that cause so much trouble, why didn’t God just reverse it, make us old to start with and make us cuddly sweet little babies, everybody loved us.”
Smart gal, pretty stupid but smart. I’m not being facetious now, I’m just telling you what man’s mind is. You can’t operate like God’s mind. It takes a ministry to bring this, my brother, my sister.
“Beloved, now are we the sons of God and it hath never yet appeared or comes as it shall be, but we know that when He shall appear we shall be like Him, we’ll see him as He is.”
Now you see they leave out that last part ‘to see Him as He is’. They said at the time of the Appearing which is true we get our change but they leave out the part ‘to see Him as He is’, and they just go blooey because in their mind it’s got to be the glorified body which it is not.
You’ve got to get changed then you get caught up. So He’s got to appear beforehand, so the Rapture then is not the Appearing, honey, uh, uh, uh. Fundamentalism is all wrong.
The Appearing is the Appearing right down here. How’s He going to appear? Well, He’s not known in the streets. He doesn’t raise His voice. How does He do it? How did He do it with Moses? That’s your Exodus.
He appeared in signs and wonders and manifested Himself in a Pillar of Fire but He won’t do that to the people anymore. Then what’s He done? He’s got a prophet.
Now that’s a scientific picture, you can’t see behind the blackboard, also George J. Lacy, authenticated that’s the only scientific picture known in the world of a supernatural being.
You say, “Brother Vayle, I think you’re a little wrong on that.” No, no, I’m not at all wrong; I’m perfectly right. And he’s a prophet like Moses because he said THUS SAITH THE LORD and it came to pass; that’s what the Bible says, and I believe the Bible.
The Bible said that he’s going to… he’s got to come to the Gentiles. Headship has got to come down, not physical, spiritual, and He’s going to have a prophet. I believe that; there he is right there.
So that’s a manifestation in the Bride and to the Bride while the Bride manifests a life of virtue, and continence and continuity but above all as I showed you the other night it lies in the faith in that Word. See?
What did John the Baptist do? Let me show you again: John the Baptist. Let’s go to Luke, let’s go to Luke, the Book of Luke, the 1st chapter. Oh, that’s a beautiful story, isn’t it, about John, you know, being born and all those good things in there.
That’s a tremendous book, the Book of Luke, the 17th verse about is what I’m going to go into here. Now It says concerning John the Baptist,
(16) And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God.
(17) And he shall go before him [that’s the Lord God of Israel] in the spirit and power of [Elijah], to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, [even: that word ‘and’ ‘ki’ can be a conjunction or a preposition, even] the disobedient to the wisdom of the just;
Now that word ‘disobedience’ means ‘ignorance’; it doesn’t mean a willful acknowledgement of a command and refuse to do it, but they’re ignorant. What did he… what is he for? What’s this man for?
(17) …to make ready a people prepared for the Lord. [to make the elect cognizant, aware of, and get them thereby ready for Him.]
That’s exactly what happened with the prophet, William Branham, three thousand people saw that whirling rainbow come down over his head, June 11, 1933, baptizing in the Ohio River.
And what came to him like it came to Moses, the Voice said to him, “As John the Baptist foreran the first coming of Christ, so your ministry will forerun the second coming.” Perfectly right.
And his ministry would be the ministry of Christ just because God’s in the prophets. The same One that came down here, that worked up to here from Israel. No difference, Elijah, Jehovah of the Old is Jesus of the New. One God; there’s no problem right there.
Now listen to what it says here, he’s going to get them ready. Now notice, to get ready a prepared people. Who are the prepared people? Well, I’m glad I asked that question, so I’ll be able to discuss it with you.
I’ll see if I can find it. I’m sure I can find it. It’s over here in,
(23) And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory, [the elect always need preparation.]
You don’t get… you’re not a hard shell here, brother/sister. “Well, we’ve got a hope.”
“Were you born again?”
“Oh, don’t talk that to me. We don’t know anybody born again. We just know election and at that day we’ll know.”
They believe salvation apart from a means and apart from experience. Ridiculous! We’re not hard shells but we sure are pretty extreme grace-minded security believers. You stick around here you’re going to be. It’s all you can do.
So you can see what John did. So, at the end time Brother Branham’s message here as we’re reading is pointing out to you the manifestation of Christ in human flesh which is the Bride through a Bride member.
Wasn’t Isaiah a member of Israel? Wasn’t Moses a member of Israel? Wasn’t Moses the great prophet that did it all for the nation? Yes, yes, and yes, and when Isaiah came on the scene, David on the scene, weren’t they members? Yes.
Did they hold a great conclave and bring all the males and say now all you males are here, hallelujah, let the congregation arise, let them begin to prophesy, let the Word come through the people? Hogwash!
They pulled that on Moses. Three men, Korah, Dathan, Abiram, those three men could prophecy and they stood out there and said, “Hey what’s this about Moses being the only spokesman? What about him as though God only uses one man? We can prophesy. Come on, what’s with this anyway?”
You know, Moses… Moses said… that weak, lovely man that one time said, “Hey, Lord if you kill them kill me, too.”
He froze, and he knew that if they were right he was wrong and the whole thing was simply some mishmash of God knows what kind of stupidity in spite of everything that vindicated the whole program and God Himself.
And he said, “If they are right they’ll die the death common to men.”
A prophet, now listen. “Oh, Moses he didn’t show love. Now if I’d of been there I’d of showed great love. I’d of even gone to Pharaoh and said, ‘Pharaoh, bless your old heart you don’t mean to be this way. Let me tell you about our Messiah. Let us bring you into Israel’.”
He went down with the Word of God, “I’m going… to harden Pharaoh’s heart till I get him out of the way, Moses.”
Moses stood there to harden Pharaoh’s heart; that was love, brother/sister, whether you believe it or not because love is not some milksop wishy gooey junk that you throw in the face of Almighty God while you flaunt the devil’s word in God’s face and deny a prophet and deny those things.
Love is when you stand with that Word and you come to the place, “Well, I stuck my neck out: this is what I believe.”
And Moses said, “They better die a common death common to men if that’s… if I’m wrong on this I’ll just stand here.”
And I’m going to tell you they died an uncommon death, brother/sister. Their families got the brunt of it also, and those that stood with them.
And whenever God sends a prophet God always sends judgment on the world but He brings victory to the Elect, because He makes them ready and people don’t want to admit that there’s got to be a prophet at the end time when there has got to be a prophet. You can’t change it.
So manifesting in this last day as Brother Branham said, “If a man comes on the scene with a true healing revival, a true ministry from Almighty God there’s got to be a change in the Message because God doesn’t bring your attention to Himself and an order just to give you the same old tired substance which you already know.”
We teach an understanding of the Rapture based on Brother Branham as no group in the world has ever conceived or will conceive because they can’t do it.
They don’t understand and they’re not going to understand because they’re not vessels prepared for it. Did you say you believe you are? On this grounds, yes, I do believe.
Let me read again from 2 Thessalonians, that you might know the truth, brother/sister, who is going to worship the devil and how they worship the devil. Let’s get this flat and it says here,
(09) Even him, whose coming [his Presence] is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
Now first of all an angel of light, a deceiver, and he’s got the power to back it. Judas was the devil incarnate. He raised the dead and healed the sick by the power of God, then God will allow a man at this end time to do the same thing.
(10) And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; [What’s unrighteousness? Attempting to worship God apart from the Word of God in the framework of the Word, just like Cain did.] because they received not the love of the truth,…
There’s your great love, brother/sister, if you haven’t got that you can talk all the love you want and show all the love you want it just simply goes down the drain, it is so much perfume in a cesspool. Ever worked around cesspools? Just try to douse a little perfume.
Years back we used to have cesspools when they got too full, because we didn’t have the right system they… we just pumped them out on the ground, oh phooey for the next few days, like the farmers and their hogs stuff… yi, yi, yi.
You just might as well put mothballs up your nose. Not going to change it out there. It’s fine, go ahead and try it. See?
(10) …the love of the truth, that they might be saved. [How? Saved from antichrist by what? Truth!]
(11) And for this cause [What? Turning down the truth] God… [sends] them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: [the lie.]
What is the lie? “You’ll not die; you’re going to live. Millions now living will never die.”
How can the world say that? How can people call themselves Bride of Christ say that when the Bible says the whole world is going to go to the devil and worship him?
Now you got the whole world going to God. Big revival. Don’t be ridiculous. Oh, the church and this guy had a vision. Oh, God, poor old Tommy Hicks and his vision. Poor this guy and his vision.
I wouldn’t give you two bits for a thousand visions, brother/sister, or a hundred thousand visions, not two bits for a carload of them.
I’m not interested because if you’ve got God’s Word, God’s way of getting it what do you want with anything else? You don’t prove again what’s been proven. You just say this is it.
Man, you give me a suit of clothes, I wouldn’t say, “Hey, I thought you gave me a suit of clothes.” I’d put it on and say, “Hey, that’s great.” Let’s all walk off.
Anybody got a suit of clothes you want to give me? Not hinting, I got all the clothes I need; I’m just letting you know. What I’m trying to tell you is just that simple. It’s that easy.
The old saying, why look a gift horse in the mouth? Why do you have to worry and fuss about this being right? It’s been proven that this is what the Word says; this is what the Word does. It’s always been done this way. This is it.
What are you worried about? What do you care what somebody else says? What do you care about what you think? You go home the basin is full of water, what does it matter what you think?
“How did it get there? How did you do wrong? Oh my, oh my.” Oh, shut-up and get the pumps. You got a catastrophe. You got a disaster. Do you see what I’m trying to say? Don’t treat the Word of God any different.
(12) That they all might be [condemned] who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
The unrighteous work was the work of Cain that made him kill his brother. He turned down God’s vindicated way. He took what apparently was a first fruit offering instead of blood. He mis-divided the Word.
He was wrong. And God would not receive it. And so they say, “Well, just love him.” No, they love this and they call it God and God won’t take it. Do you see what I’m saying? Now watch!
(13) But we are bound to give thanks [always] to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath [chosen] from the beginning… [or] from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit [even] belief of the truth: [Sanctify them by Thy Word, Thy Word is truth.]
(14) Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of [the] Lord Jesus Christ.
The gospel of Paul has got to repeat. In other words, the same one that David has got to be here to reveal it. Do you follow me? Do you follow me? That’s where the glory comes, your transformation.
We all with open faces, no more creeds, no more dogmas, just little kids, like sponges ready to take the Word of God are going to be changed and changed.
I was talking to Brother Joe the other day. I’ve watched you people, you’re looking at yourself. You’re critical of yourself.
And I’m good reason why you’re critical because I slugged you a lot, and I don’t mean to, and I’m critical of myself, but I’ve watched you and I’ve seen a change and a change and a change, you’re not aware of it.
I saw in Brother Branham what no living man saw. I’ve seen in others and I’m not saying I’ve got a gift, ah, forget gifts. I’m a teacher that’s the gift I got, anything else is, you know, it’s nice, it’s fine, but this is the human structure.
I look at people and I can see something happening and it’s got to be happening for one reason. It’s the life that’s in the Word being released. See, I’m seventy-two.
I was saved when I was eighteen in Pentecost through the power and fire of God when my sister lay dying I prophesied and said to mother, “Myrtle will not get better until those two women pray for her,” and I never even knew them.
And the night that they prayed my sister was… who was incurable was healed by the power of God with nothing but a little attack of nerves left. And I’ve prophesied different times.
Where did it come from? Like Caiaphas, it would have to be a Spirit of God, not even born again. See? Something is moving these days.
I was not with Brother Branham for nothing, maybe not for him so much as for myself and for you. I hope that’s the truth because what did he need but he needed someone also.
But I want you to see this, brother/sister; this Message is what’s going to do it because you’re putting on an inner garment and you can never disassociate the Holy Ghost from the Word and the Word from the Holy Ghost because the Holy Ghost wrote this which is Christ in letter form or in printed form.
To deliver to us the reality of this Word in our lives which is our measure and our portion, but the people have got out of hand. They want to interfere with the man that carries the ball. They want to interfere with the plan of Almighty God and have their own.
And God will send them destruction because it’s the only way out, my brother, my sister, is to destroy the plant that God has not planted.
We’re just talking today about our flowers and talking to Joe again. We’re talking about the Garden of Eden and he said, “Well somebody said to him he liked to work,” and Joe said, “Well,… I’d be a liar if I said I liked to work, I don’t.”
“Well,” he said, “how come?”
“Well,” he said, “because that’s wrong… in the Garden of Eden,… they didn’t have to work.”
“Well,” I said, “Joe, they were pruning the bushes and gathering the flowers.” And I’d love that in my garden. I love that kind of work, just picking the flowers. No weeds to pull out. No briars.
Now listen, I took the shovel out the other day. I was going to transplant a couple of things like a primrose because… and a daisy for the fall planting for the next spring, and you should have seen the thistles and the dandelions that grew in the latter rain, the rain of the harvest.
I said, “Where did they come from? I just cleaned these rascals up.” Now schoosh, like schoo, oh Lord, I dug furiously, roots on them, schchooo, man, where did they come from so quick? You know where? This rain of the harvest.
The Holy Spirit falling on the just and the unjust, on all flesh bringing forth the tares, bringing forth the false… the ones that are anointed. The anointing is real but they’re false because the tares and the wheat grow by the same sun and the same rain.
Boy, if that didn’t come home to me the other day. Though I agree with Joe on this, if we get back to the Garden of Eden it won’t be work. It will be fun picking flowers. I hate work. My wife says I’m not lazy. She doesn’t know me. She loves me. That kid is crazy.
I like people like that, of course, you know, they cover up for everything else. I think it’s really stupid but it’s nice to have stupid, like Albert Brand said, “I love beautiful girls,” he said, “beautiful and dumb,” he said, “I love them, beautiful so I can love them, and dumb so they can love me.”
I think the guy was right, but you know, I’m not a man that personally, a guy that likes to work; I like to think about it and let somebody else do it. I’d be a master, you know, draftsman.
“Pharaoh, put these boys to work. You know, tote that bale, lift that straw,” that kind of stuff.
He’s right. Picking flowers, sure. Picking weeds, forget it. But we’re going back to that place and you know we’re entering in now into a rest that makes us know, that look, this is it.
You say, “Brother Vayle, the Seventh Day Adventists thought they had it.”
We are not going to climb on some mountain to get our feathers wet; we’re going to be pounding nails if we know He’s coming tomorrow we’re not going to take the day off, we’re going to be pounding nails. We’re going to be marrying, setting up homes, raising kids and everything else.
We’re going day to day because this is functional on the hourly basis, the moment by moment, not some little thing, some big thing or something set out there in the future.
It’s going on now because the Shout is the Message of the descent and the Voice is the Resurrection and the Trumpet is the summoning to the Rapture, to the Wedding Supper. We’re already into the Message, into this hour of getting ready.
Truth, my brother, my sister, truth! Not what you think, not gifts, like those in the Megiddo Mission in Rochester, New York, the Elijah ministry, restoration is hogwash. We’ve had them for years.
Not doing it, can be as phony as a three dollar bill, Caiaphas himself, instrumental in crucifying Christ prophesied. Judas, incarnate devil, healing the sick, casts out devils himself, not by his own power but by God’s.
Don’t get led astray, brother/sister, either histrionics or some display, we’ve had the display of Almighty God in our midst and we know what we’re talking about. It’s been proven. Not done in a corner. We’re world-wide known.
This hour had to come and as usual every hour must come and they don’t know. The flood came. They were swept away. The Rapture will come. It will be burnt. John the Baptist came. They knew he was to come. He left. Jesus had to come. He left.
Always after the fact because God can only be interpreted and His Word interpreted through a manifestation. Then there’s got to be someone knows what the manifestation is all about.
Let me repeat again. Moses by the burning bush; Samson’s parents and an angel of light; Paul in the Pillar of Fire: history in continuity. God’s got one way of doing things; He’ll keep doing it and no other way.
There had been a manifestation in the Bride and to the Bride for the whole church if they would have only taken it.
The Bride has her manifestation and if she’s part of this her manifestation on the bottom line is going to be: “I believe God’s message for this hour,” and there you can go any place you want in the fruit, in the virtues, in the gift, the life, service, sacrifice, anyway you go.
That’s always been there but this hasn’t been because we’ve come up to it. That which is perfect is come, no more parts, no more ages, soon no more Gentiles coming in, the last with the 144,000 Bride.
Tape run out? That’s a lot. That’s enough. We’ll start where we’re supposed to start. On Wednesday we’ll start where we were supposed to have started today. Nice of you to come. Appreciate you being here.
Love you, you know I do, and I know you love me. I know that for a fact. No problem there. Just the grace and virtue of God. Keep praying. Keep your hearts open. Keep waking up at night, keep thinking in the daytime, let the thoughts of God come more and more into your mind.
You will see the revelation become richer, deeper, sweeter, and one of these days after more enduring and more hardships because they’re coming. I don’t think we’ve even seen a… anything what we’re going to see to be honest with you.
You better get the bread stored up. The water stored up in this famine. Better get the strength. The shield of faith, breastplate of righteousness, helmet of salvation, it’s that Sword.
Better get ready because it’s coming. I may not see it and yet I’m not so old I can’t see it. It can move just any time.
The world is… feels it’s duty bent to destroy South Africa. That could be the key to the next great step what’s going to happen to this world.
Man, the great muscleman, the great righteous one, America, the bunch of hypocrites because of what they did to the Indians, trying to show now, we’re good guys.
Bad guys always were bad guys, honey. It’s in the blood. Pity about America, pity… but anyway that’s the way things are going. There’ll be a squeeze come in. They’ll close us up no doubt.
Maybe I’ll come to the days that I’d wish I’d never said the hard things I said but then I’d admit I’ve said them because I can’t help it. What they do, I don’t know. God knows.
But I know one thing, we’re here for a purpose, if this is It we believe It is, there is no way that God will not endue his Bride with what she needs for what it takes at that hour. That’s true because we’ve seen It already and It’s got to go on.
Shall we rise?
Heavenly Father, again we want to thank You for Your love and mercy, the grace of God which we have in Christ Jesus our Savior, we cannot praise You enough Lord.
Father, we’re grateful that You put in our hearts in this last day to believe what we have seen and what we know Lord, to be true for this hour. Father, we would never have known outside of ourselves. We would never have guessed.
There’s nothing in us Lord, of ourselves except what You have already established in us through natural election, predestination.
We could not have known except for that little Seed in there that this in this hour had anything to do with us or anything else, it’s just some kind of phenomenon, but Lord, whatever was in us said, “This has got to be It.”
And how do you change or how could we change from what’s within us? We got a left foot, right foot, left eye, right eye, we got senses, perception, we got automatic system, motor controls, we’re just what we are Lord, we can’t change it.
We can’t add a cubic to our stature, can’t restore hair that’s fallen out of our head, can’t do it. People try substitutes here and there but nothing works. Lord, we can’t change. There was something in us that said, “This has got to be what It is told to be.”
Father, may that grow in us as never before believing this is right until that within us that accepted This becomes so one with It, and we believe It’s the life of Christ and no matter what comes just like You we’ll take our cross and follow You and hold not our lives dear unto death, and if it means death, deprivation.
Some of us have been through that, cold and hardship, been through that. If that’s what it takes, then that’s what it takes. And there’ll be that in us that will be able to bear it because you said, “There’s no testing given you but what’s common to men.”
There’s nothing anywhere at any time that we can’t bear and won’t bear if we’re one in this Truth and you said at the end time, we’d be one with You, and that’s a great thing to think about.
And so Lord, we just calm our hearts and our minds as we realize we’re so different in our thinking from the multitudes of people, the majority, and we don’t despise them, we don’t discredit them Lord, we just try to say what You’ve already said and what You’ve judged.
And if that’s going to cause us trouble then Lord, it’s going to have to cause us trouble, but You promised us peace and whatever is necessary that You’ll raise an ensign for us in time of trouble, the waters will not overflow us, and those weapons formed against us shall not prosper but Lord, You can take us through somehow in victory.
Father, we don’t know what lies ahead but we do know that You’re still the Master, You’re sovereign God, so help us Lord, to devote our energies, our life, the very life in us, human life crucified unto divine life, so that this life is for this hour and this Word will come forth to the final glory until we’re taken out of here with those resurrected saints of God who’ve gone before us.
Lord, let not one person in this building miss It, may the simplicity Lord, and I’ve tried to be simple. I know Lord, I can’t do a good job.
But may Your Spirit take what’s been said and reduce it to a simplicity, just a little panoramic as the prophet said, a little picture, a little epitomized eternal picture come into people’s hearts and believe as never before.
Lord, You alone doing the work and unto Thee we’ll give the honor and glory because we ask it in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
The Lord bless you. Let’s go singing, “Take the Name of Jesus with you.”