Christ Is The Mystery Of God Revealed #22Living Christ, Living Presence, Living Word
Shall we pray.
Gracious heavenly Father, we want to thank You again for Your love, mercy and grace bestowed upon us in this hour, having sent to us the Spirit of wisdom, revelation in the knowledge of Yourself, You Yourself giving of Yourself in the gift of the Holy Ghost as Your Son was given years ago in body form, we thank You for this Lord, in our midst and we glorify Your great and holy Name.
Knowing Father, that this is that end time hour and we realize that heaven and earth will pass away but Your Word will not pass away and those that are one with Your Word are on solid rock, one with You Lord, they’ll not pass away, but they’ll endure forever even as our God endures.
What a tremendous thing Lord, surely it’s truly said in Your Word that eye hath not seen nor ear heard, nor entered in the hearts of man, not even by revelation Lord, do we thoroughly grasp the truth that You set out there for us, the great Millennium coming up and the great New Jerusalem coming beyond that Lord, the eternity of eternities.
We cannot grasp it Lord, at all. There’s just no way being human as we are, of the earth earthy but one day Lord, we’ll be like You in Your image and then all these things will just be natural to us, these things that are now Lord, are natural to us in the spiritual they’re quite natural too, if we’d only believe it, just going on believing Your Word Lord, day by day and seeing the consummation of it.
Help us to believe this as we never believed before for Lord You’ve come down to set Your church in order, put all things right, restoration Lord, is at hand. We believe that that’s why we’re so grateful tonight, and we cannot praise You enough.
Help us to study Your Word, therefore, together in such a way as to give glory to Yourself and edify us completely, oh God, building us up in the most Holy faith, in Jesus’ Name, we pray. Amen.
You may be seated.
Now we’re on number 22, I believe, of Christ is the Mystery of God Revealed, and of course, you know the message is a threefold message, three divisions.
As Brother Branham said, “Number one is revelation, God wanting to reveal Himself, and of course to reveal Himself, to make Himself known, He would have to have something to make Himself known to.
And then of course, the next was preeminence. And then to get preeminence He would have to, therefore, come forth in such a way that He would get glory from those to whom He has revealed Himself,” and Brother Branham also called this manifestation; God manifesting Himself.
And thirdly, we notice Brother Branham said, “He brings us back to Eden which is restoration,” which we saw by prophetic projection, took us all the way from this point which is the eternity and time blending, the ushering in of the Millennium, right up to Mount Zion.
And tonight we want to watch particularly as we have been watching all along where Brother Branham seems to be putting much upon the church which actually devolves solely upon him.
So that as the church does it, it does it simply because the prophet is a member of that body and as he said and I brought it to your attention many times, “If the hand does it, the body does it.”
So now we’re here at page 67, we’re going to recap one paragraph that has to do with coming back to the Millennium.
[67-1] And at that day, the Kingdom will be given over to the Father, that He might be All in All.
And at that Brother Branham is qualifying that and letting you know that that’s at the time that the Lamb is upon the throne in the pyramidal city, New Jerusalem upon Mount Zion, fifteen hundred miles at the base and fifteen hundred miles high, and of course, the Christ, the Lamb is on the throne and the Pillar of Fire is above the throne, yet they are one and Brother Branham uses the term:
[67-1] “While he’s yet speaking, I’ll hear,” David and Christ. David sitting on the Throne, and the King over the whole human race… “And while they’re… thinking, I’ll know what they’re thinking about; before they speak, I’ll answer.
The wolf and the lamb shall feed together. The lion shall eat straw like a bullock. They shall feed together and lie down. They shall not hurt or destroy in all My holy Mountain.”
Right back exactly to Eden again as hard as it can go. There’s your threefold purpose… God, help us to know it; help us to know it!
Now, of course, you notice there he’s taking Eden far beyond the Millennium. And he’s likening the actual rule of God upon earth, Mount Zion, all things in harmony to the perfection of Eden, of course, you remember that that is true with the exception that man is not in an immortal… a mortal state, he’s in an immortal state.
Now, going back to 1 Corinthians 15, where that day the kingdom will be given over to the Father that He might be all and in all. And we saw that that started in the… well, beginning I suppose, verse 22.
(22) For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
(23) But every man in his own order: Christ the first-fruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his [Presence].
Now you’re recognizing he’s talking here about the Resurrection and he’s talking about the time of the Resurrection or the time of the first-fruits that is to say when the Gentile church becomes the first-fruit unto God the same as the Old Testament church became a first-fruit at the time of Christ so in Resurrection.
And he’s telling you here then that this is going to all take place, it’s going to start literally into the channel where you cannot turn back. Something is going to happen because it says here,
(23) …every man in his own order: Christ the first-fruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his [Presence].
Now that’s the second half of the first Resurrection we’re looking at there and that’s the Presence of Christ. Remember, Jesus does all three in descending, giving the message, giving… raising the dead. Now notice in here,
(24) Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom of God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.
Now, of course, what you’re talking about there, the kingdom is being delivered, even the Father delivered up to Him and the Father is putting down all rule and all authority and power and He’s coming into a place of complete reigning in order to put all things under the feet of Jesus. That’s exactly what you’re looking at here.
(26) [And] the last enemy [that’s]… destroyed is death. [Well, that’s way down the road, that’s at the lake of fire getting into the New Jerusalem area.]
(27) For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is [manifested] that he is [left out], which did put all things under him. [So he’s talking of two people there.]
(28) And when all things shall be subdued unto him,…
And that’s put into a divine order which is the same word as the ‘Kalusma’ which is the ‘shout’, the military command, the coxswain giving the time or the rhythm to the rowers to get in harmony.
And so this is part of the Shout that God Himself is bringing a people into subjection at this particular time in order that His kingdom can be established on earth and right to the place of restoration even to New Jerusalem which is going to come down upon the earth.
Now that’s what I want you to see here.
(28) …when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.
Now that lets you know right there that what we’re looking at is at this hour that the Holy Spirit is here in the form of a Pillar of Fire and He’s bringing everything to a place of complete subjection and He has to start in this particular area where the Bride must be put into a divine order.
And when Brother Branham preached Church Order, it just wasn’t a little bit about gifts in a little room.
He said, “The Bride has to know her place and when she knows her place and she knows who she is, and she has the Word of the Lord, she’ll be of one mind with that Word then she is going to be ready for the rapture.”
Then it says,
(29) Else what shall they do [that] are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?
(30) And why [do we] stand… in jeopardy every hour?
What he’s speaking of there is that Christ literally rose from the dead and if he has not literally risen from the dead why are you getting bothered to be baptized?
Because when you’re baptized in water you’re signifying that you believe in the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ and you’re going to have a Resurrection just like His. See? Why do you bother to get baptized?
And then he said, “If this isn’t true, this Resurrection and what is going to happen in our hour which is happening now,” he said, “then why do we stand in jeopardy, why do we take the insults and the blame and why do we go the way we’re going?”
(32) If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to-morrow we die.
Just like somebody said, “Eat, drink and be merry, go out and cut a rug, do what you want to do.” No hell to go to anyway. There’s no God to reckon with. Nobody knows anything. So just blast him. Take off on orbit, you’re slow, you didn’t get there fast enough.
Say, “What are all these things, go on out there, all the terrible things come upon the earth?” Well, who knows?
You say, “Well, I think that’s got to be God doing that because they’ve broken righteous laws. We believe that to be true.” What if it isn’t true? See? If there’s no Resurrection… you say, “Maybe we go to some place and there’s no Resurrection, just be in a happy, happy land.”
Well, you know, you’re not believing like Paul did. You haven’t got your Bible straight. There’s got to be a physical Resurrection. I think there’s some poppycock going around this message.
Now people are getting… they haven’t got their heads screwed on right. Brother Branham distinctly said, he said, “If I drop this book,” something like that he said, “and it comes up a…” You know what, well, what have we got here?
“Well, it comes up a wallet,”—if I can find my wallet here, poor Brother Branham couldn’t find one at that time, he reached for it and didn’t have a dollar bill.
“Okay, if a book came up a wallet; that’s not Resurrection, that’s replacement.” So, we’re not looking at that.
Now you won’t have the same bodies. They won’t be bodies that you multiply with or procreate. They’re going to be bodies with no blood and the life is in the blood so you couldn’t procreate if you tried and we know there will be no trying anyway.
But we’re in this period now that’s what we’re looking at. And that’s why Brother Branham brought it this to our attention because this is a ‘now’ message. See, you’re not even looking down the road when you look at this.
You’re looking at what you’ve already been channeled into when time and eternity blended. See, it’s now in progress and you’ll find a lot of this in the, Future Home of the Earthly Bride and the Heavenly Bridegroom.
[67-1] Right back exactly to Eden again as hard as it can go.
You say, “Well, he’s been gone twenty some years.” So what? What is a… twenty-five to fifty years to hundred when you consider thousands of years or millions of years or trillions or consider eternity which is infinity, the infinite? All right.
Let’s read now where we’re going to start for this evening.
[67-2] Listen closely now again as we go on, going back to the original Eden.
Now up here he said, “Going back, right back exactly to Eden as hard as it can go,” and he’s speaking of New Jerusalem.
Now remember, Brother Branham categorically stated that Eden was God’s headquarters. So therefore, what he’s saying, you’re going back to God’s original headquarters.
Now God’s original headquarters was not populated with what God wanted in the original headquarters. But when the original headquarters come down it will be populated as God wants it because in His mind He had this kingdom with the Lamb on the throne and Himself above the throne, the Pillar of Fire.
So now you’re going back to the original, not just to the premise or the blueprint, you’re going back to what God had and remember whatever God says has to be if it’s going to be one year or trillion years it’s going to be.
So therefore, he said, “Going back to original Eden, God’s complete government.” See?
[67-2] Then when we are borned of Him, we are filled with Him. [Now he’s telling you here that the rebirth comes by the baptism with the Holy Ghost.]
Now at this point I want you to watch carefully because he’s going to be talking about the church and you’ll think he’s talking about you and me when he’s talking indirectly to you and me about himself.
Now when I use the term indirectly I mean that you and I are identified with him as the Scripture said, “You may have many teachers but you got one Father.”
See, so listen carefully.
[67-2] See,… His Life is in you. Then all of your actions should declare Him. [Now actions versus signs is a different thing. Now watch!] Then all… your actions should declare Him. [In other words, everything you do is going to have a symbolic meaning to it, a manifested Christ meaning to it.]
It’s like taking… life out of one tree, and putting it in another tree. Taking life out of a pear tree and putting it in an apple tree, it’ll bear pears. It’s got to, because the sap, the life in it, the germ is pear tree. All right. Then all… our actions should declare Him.
Well, is that a fact? I can show you right now that Brother Branham said, “The Hindu’s have better actions than you and I’ve got. Christian Science got better actions.”
He just in the same sermon, he said, “The Shanghai over in Africa have better actions than we got and better morals.”
See? Now we know that this is calling to us to a holy living, a true legalism in adhering to the living Word which is now amongst us. Now that does refer to us.
[67-2] Now we have His Name. Is that right? We should bear His Name.
Now that’s true, that definitely is true about us because we have His Name. “Remember in His Name shall the Gentiles trust,” that’s in Matthew 12. See? Flesh-wise, no; we trust in the Name.
And remember it’s the Name in Ephesians 1 that He inherited that the mystery of it and the greatness is revealed to us. In fact every prayer, every baptism, every marriage ceremony, everything that we have is based upon that Name in the church.
[67-3] And remember, we are now as His Bride, impregnated with His Spirit.
Now to impregnate signifies that something has taken place where two bodies have come together, one of which is the sperm and one is the egg.
So therefore, we are now as His Bride if we’ve been made pregnant then we have already… we have something in us that has been attached by God’s Holy Spirit.
[67-3] Now, oh my! The Church bearing children [Now notice he is putting it now as the Bride corporate] The Church bearing children [see], impregnated by His Spirit with His Name—bearing His Name,
…bearing His Life, bringing forth the signs of His Life evident with the preeminence, evidence of His resurrection showing… He is not dead, but alive forever! This is Eternal Life!… a-vindicated… vindicates to the world that we are alive in Him.
Now, what you’re looking at here, of course, once more as we see we are now as His Bride pregnated with His Holy Spirit. Now we have that as an individual. We have that as the corporate.
So, with the Holy Spirit then corporately cannot be given or thought of in terms now as individually because corporately it is the Spirit of God in our midst that is doing these things through the prophet that God is using because God uses prophets.
So what we’re seeing here is Brother Branham is talking of his own Elijah ministry, not simply fruitage, and also, I just mentioned that one over here that “you have many teachers but you only got one Father,” I think that’s what I might want over here and in,
(15) For though [you] have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus… have [I] begotten you through the gospel.
(16) [Therefore] I beseech you, be ye followers of me.
Now, he’s saying here then that the church is able at this time, the Bride with the Spirit of God in her midst and each one, of course, individually full of the Holy Ghost is able to bring forth children unto God by the Spirit that these mighty acts and wonders are done in His Name bearing His Name which means showing forth that He is the One who is our life, bearing His Life, bringing forth the signs of His Life evident with the preeminence.
Now watch that carefully there,
[67-3] …bringing forth the signs of His Life evident with the preeminence, evidence of His Resurrection showing… He is not dead, but alive forevermore!
Now if you’re going to just put that down to signs of the Resurrection and signs that will say will happen at Pentecost and after Pentecost and Peter said, “Well, this One’s that dead that you killed and crucified is risen and all these signs and these things are going on.”
Well, that’s all very good but if that’s the case then there is no room for Brother Branham to preach, The Anointed Ones at the End Time, because they’ve got all those signs and wonders of His Resurrection. See? But that’s not it.
This is the sign of His Resurrection which presages our resurrection and the resurrection of the Bride, because that’s exactly what took place when Christ was here upon earth He did those things exactly which would allow Him to bring forth the Resurrection of those saints that were in the dust.
And the same thing is happening today because Alpha is Omega.
Now He is not dead, signs of His…
[67-3] …evidence of His Resurrection; showing… He is not dead, but alive forevermore! This is Eternal Life!
Now let’s just take a look and see what John says about Eternal Life in,
(01) That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, [which] our hands have handled, of the Word of life;
(02) (For the life was manifested, [and that word there positively shows that it was the complete evidence and perfect revelation that this was God in His true character, absolutely proven who He was.] and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)
Now those people were given a witness by John, the Apostle who was there to see that this indeed was the Christ. Now we don’t need a secondhand reference. At least I don’t because I was there with Brother Branham.
Some of you there perhaps were in meetings when you saw the actual manifestation of Almighty God in the midst of His church.
Now for those who weren’t there then you’re in the position where John is speaking to the others and the witness is this, we saw the true manifestation of God in this hour. See?
(03) That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that [you]… may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.
(04) And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.
Now John is telling them, “Look here, if you want to have fellowship, if you want to be a part of this, you’re going to have to take the witness that we’re giving concerning what took place in our day. And if you don’t you don’t have fellowship. You’re not part of the Bride.”
Now I know a lot of people don’t like that, see, because they think there’s some little set-up here where it just goes on automatically and everything is just fine but that’s not true.
Now let’s go back to Colossians and just see this. I think it’s the 3rd chapter I want…
(04) When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, [that’s absolutely manifested in His true character, so absolutely] then shall [you] also appear [be manifested in your true character at the time of this glorification]…
Your true character that you are a child of God will be to follow what John said, as Paul said.
He said, “You won’t got many people to teach you but you’ve got one Father.”
So therefore, where is the Bride at the end time get so-to-speak this insemination? Gets it through the prophet as it came through Paul, came through John, comes through William Branham in this hour to give us that Word of Eternal Life.
Now this Eternal Life which is in our midst and in each of us in a small portion.
Now it says,
[67-4] How do you know? [that this what he says is true? That the Holy Spirit is here so the children can be brought forth, spiritual children unto Almighty God knowing absolutely that they are children of God because of the evidence that is manifested. Now] how do you know? Because you’re a church member? –because Christ is living through you; so impregnated with His Spirit that you’re a prisoner to anything else [or from anything else you might say].
You’re confined to the Gospel, confined to the Word. [Now look, everybody says that. Jehovah Witnesses, Seventh Day Adventists, Baptists, Methodists, Pentecostals especially. See? But this is different. This is something here that has to do with the prisoner.]… all the children that you can bring forth (are the same)…, because you’re a prisoner.
So now what you’re looking at here is William Branham’s testimony like the Apostle Paul.
Let’s see if we can get this over in,
(01) For this cause I Paul,… the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,
(02) If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward: [Now watch what he said.]
(01) For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, [didn’t say for himself, not for himself. This has nothing to do with him in the sense of this prisoner context. The context is very special for the Gentiles.]
(02) If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:
(03) How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery: (as I wrote afore in a few words,
(04) Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)
(05) Which in other [generations] was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed [by] his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;
(06) That the Gentiles should be fellow-heirs,… of the same body and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:
(07) Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power.
Now Brother Branham could say the very same thing here. He said, “This revelation of the Resurrection and the time and the events leading to the rapture were known previously and set forth by the Apostle Paul.”
Now William Branham can say that but not known as they are now known for I have become a prisoner unto God in order to give you people in this hour this revelation that God’s given me. Now that’s what he’s saying here. Absolutely.
[67-5] You can’t commit adultery, you’re already impregnated. [Now watch!] You can’t commit adultery;
Ha, you tell me a pregnant woman can’t commit adultery? Well, that’s the time she is safe to do it. Shows something is not reading quite right according to human thoughts on this one right here.
[67-5] You can’t commit adultery, you’re already pregnant.
Well, now Brother Branham said, “That fornication was between two young people before marriage and adultery is fornication or the same act committed after marriage.”
Well, let me see if we can find something in Deuteronomy 22, just to look at here. I’m not going to try to make this stick. I just wonder if there’s something isn’t in here that we might… that this prophet might have been saying.
Okay, beginning at verse 13.
(13) If any man take a wife, and go in unto her, and hate her, [he’s had intercourse with her, now he hates her.]
(14) And give occasions of speech against her, and bring up an evil name upon her, and say, I took this woman, and when I came to her, I found her not a maid: [In other words, she’d already had some other man.]
(15) Then shall the father of the damsel, and her mother, take and bring forth the [proof, that’s] tokens [the proof] of the damsel’s virginity unto the elders of the city in the gate:
(16) And the damsel’s father shall say unto the elders, I gave my daughter unto this man to wife, and he hateth her;
(17) And, lo, he hath given occasions of speech against her, saying, I found not thy daughter a maid; and yet [this is the proof] of my daughter’s virginity. [And what’s the proof?]… they shall spread the cloth before the elders of the city.
(18) And the elders of the city shall take that man and chastise him; [and so on.]
Now there are those who… now you know I don’t mean to be an x-rated sermon preacher but let’s face it, I call a spade a spade. Now the cloth of the virginity evidently can signify one of two things or both things which I think it signifies one.
There are those who claim that every woman, of course, is so constructed by the hymen that if she is entered by a male that hymen will break and cause blood to drip. That is not true, unless God had a plan where that could only happen in Israel and perhaps no place else.
And they say that’s the cloth of the wedding night that shows the girl was indeed a virgin. I disagree with that myself.
I believe the cloth of virginity shows she’s had her menstrual period and therefore, she has not been pregnant.
And that cloth would be… then she would marry perhaps right after that period had taken place and that’s the time for fertility also, proving that she was evidently… this is my understanding here.
You do what you want. We’re not going to make doctrine out of it. I just want to show you something here. See? In other words, this girl wasn’t pregnant. That’s what Brother Branham is saying here.
Now, you can… so therefore, the girl had not committed adultery, had not fornicated at all, showed that she was… if she was going to bring forth a child it was going to be the child of the man to whom she was married.
[67-5] You can’t commit adultery, you’re already impregnated.
So, he’s telling me here as far as I’m concerned you already have had your husband. You’re a virgin, a pregnant virgin. That’s exactly what it comes to and because of this very act you will not be allowed to get the seed of anybody else in your womb, period.
Now if this girl had come to this man and there was no sign of her virginity which I say as medical history wouldn’t allow you two bits for that what’s in the Bible here but we go by the Bible.
She showed that she wasn’t pregnant so therefore now she can’t be pregnant and let’s say she is pregnant she can have intercourse normally from that time on there’d be no way if she had fifty men that she’d get pregnant by the other forty-nine because the womb was locked up.
So, Brother Branham says here, “If you’re truly pregnant by the Spirit of the living God, this Word, there is no way that you will ever take any other doctrine from any other person in any other way. You can’t commit adultery, as married to God there’s no way that you will be involved with anybody else.” See?
[67-5] …He cannot take… hold. The womb of life is closed to anything else. You’re already His by predestination.
Now that’s very good for you and me and we appreciate that from the prophet, but this statement is more concerning him than concerning you and me because the prophet has got to be infallible.
It comes in the Name of the Lord the thing will come to pass then what he says is the Word of the Lord. So, he’s infallible.
So, all right. What is this man like, here predestinated?
(04) Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,…
(05) Before I formed thee in the belly, I knew thee; [Now this is foreknowledge and election before even impregnation. There wasn’t any Jeremiah but there was.] and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. [There you are, already predestinated.]
[67-5] That Seed has come to Life.
Now this man Jeremiah said, “Lord,” he said, “I’m a child I can’t speak, send somebody else.”
He said, “No,” He said, “you’re predestinated.”
There comes a time when the Seed, the prophet seed has to come to life, the same as your seed and mine that’s in us by God’s grace has to come to life or in other words, come to recognition.
[67-5] That Seed has to come to Life. No world can get in. Oh! Oh, how we’d like to stay on this for about a hour! I’m sure you understand.
Understand what? Understand the prophet telling about himself and understanding your and mine identification that once you believe this message you’re stuck, if you believe it right it’s never going to get away from it and you’re never going to get away from it. Okay.
[67-5] I’m sure you understand. [So the womb of the mind is closed that no seed can get in and there’s no desire for that seed. Now,] I’m sure you understand. Christ and His alone. [See?]
Now let’s just look at this. 2 Thessalonians 2, now it says here in verse 10 concerning antichrist.
(10) And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish;
In other words, a church order built upon the Bible sprinkled with creeds and dogmas, like Cain, brings forth a Bible worship that God hates. You see the Catholics have the Bible.
How did the Catholics get the Bible? Through Mr. Pentecost, Mr. du Plessis, being a friend and confidant of the cardinals, the bishops, the priests and especially mother pope. He wouldn’t like that would he? Well, come back to mother.
(10) …in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. [Saved from what? The wrath to come.]
(11) And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe [the] lie: [You shall not live but die. You’re born again. Everything’s fine. Talk in tongues, that’s great.]
(12) That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
They wouldn’t take the divided Word because unrighteousness is to worship God apart from the structure of the revealed Word. You can say what you want but I’m telling what it is.
If your minds are lined up by now after all these years with the teaching, they should be by now; I’ve been preaching this ever since 1964, ‘65… ‘66.
(13) [Now] but we are bound to give thanks [always] to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit [even] belief of the truth:
(14) Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of [the] Lord Jesus Christ.
Now they’re getting their glory down the road when we get ours. This message that Paul has which is updated through revelation by William Branham, prophet of God, will absolutely give us immortality.
“When Christ who is our life shall appear then we shall appear with Him in glory.” And the Appearing and the manifestation has been going on for years. Now that Appearing is finished as far as I know.
[67-5] …Christ and His alone. Already finished; the Seed was there. [Okay, the Seed is the germ of life or the Seed contains the germ of life.] The Seed… already was there… When was it put there?—before the foundation of the world, [Before you were formed in the womb I knew you. How far back was that? Eternity. Eternity.]
Has predestinated us unto Eternal Life. And as soon as the Life-giving flow, that Seed laying there… Other seed’s that just would come in wouldn’t take hold, just… couldn’t do it…
Now let’s just examine this.
The Thinking Man’s Filter 65-08-22E
I’ll just read a little bit here.
 …When a thinking man begins to think Who he’s going to stand before and what the Word of God is, when he begins to think, then when he draws through that, there’s nothing can get to it but the Holy Ghost. What is it? It’s the germ, seed Word from the beginning,… that you was in God at the beginning, standing here drawing the Life seed…
Now it tells you that. Where were you in the beginning? A certain part of you was in God, the beginning, came down through natural election and predestination, so like the eagle among the chickens when the scream came you understood and rose to the occasion.
 The seed is in your heart by foreordination. [It was meant to be there and it’s there.] Hallelujah. The seed is already there by the foreknowledge of God, predestinated.
Now listen! Foreordination is in the mind and power of God so is election but there’s two sides to election. Foreknowledge has only got one side; that’s God’s side.
Election has two sides; you already were chosen in Him and manifested when the Voice came, you choose Him because He had already chosen you. That’s physical.
Then you get to the third which is predestination. God doing it or we’re going to do it, you were made, you were formed for the purpose of doing it and that’s your side. Now God’s side is to take you all the way to glorification. Okay.
 And when it draws, it can’t draw through anything else but the Word.… then it’s the taste of the thinking man, the righteous man, the holy man who sees the Bible, that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. [That’s very important, we’ll get into that next Sunday.]
What comes into that place down there? That Word that’s in the heart “I’ve hidden Thy Word in my heart that I sin not against Thee.” What is it when it’s drawing through the Word? There’s only one thing will pass through the Word; that’s the Holy Ghost.
There’s only one thing that will pass through the Holy Ghost and that’s the Word. That’s the only thing that can pass through the Word, is the Holy Ghost. And a thinking man’s Filter gives a holy man… taste.
Now what he’s looking at here and I’m looking at is the fact that when God breathed into Adam the breath of lives and man became a living soul it was ordained that man should be the channel of procreation, not sexually at that point, to bring forth children which would be the children of God.
That was going to be their job because they were to replenish the earth. In other words, they would act as God who in a creative act brought them forth and a forming act brought it them forth they would do something not necessarily that but they would do something.
And as Brother Hall brought it out so nicely when the life went from the Word to the blood as far as procreation was concerned then they began to procreate.
But remember, they still had to bring forth children unto God to replenish the earth but now they’re fallen sons. As in Adam all die separated from God even so Jesus is going to bring them back all the way to New Jerusalem. So that’s what you’re looking at. See?
Now, I want you to notice then that as far as I can understand Scripture as Brother Branham said, “There is a natural election. Christ had a natural election.”
He had to; that’s why he was born in the tribe of Judah from both sides. Now Mary and Joseph didn’t have a thing to do with it but He had to be in that tribe. He had to have a genealogy.
So, He’s born in there and they count the genealogy spoken in Scripture. And brother/sister, the Scripture says Christ was elect. So, you leave it that way. So also we are elect.
Now how did you get that way? Because you were born with something. Now you might wonder that but let’s just check it out and just begin to see. See? I tell you I preach on these things because people still can’t see Seed. I don’t understand people. I don’t even try to.
(06) Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel:
(07) Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.
That’s true. And because Isaac has children doesn’t mean they’re all the children of Abraham. It’s just letting you know that certain ones. Ishmael was not and the seven sons of Keturah were not. Isaac. Eight more boys, only one was elected.
(08) That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: [In other words, the promise. They’re promised children that bring forth children unto God. These are the ones that are going to come by flesh.] but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.
(09) For this is the word of promise, At this time… I [will] come, and Sarah shall have a son.
(10) And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, [not two men but by one, and one insemination]… 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,… Esau have I hated.
(14) What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid.
In other words, you’re already born to an end. See, you can’t get away from it. The seed’s got to come down, come down through anybody anything because it’s all mixed up today. It’s all one lump. The Bible teaches that.
All right, the prophet comes the same way.
[67-5] Now, other seed’s that… would just come in wouldn’t take hold,… couldn’t do it… [Can’t do it. Now you and I have had a lot of false word before but you can’t from now on if we’re true seed.]…
…But when the Seed came in, quickly it stopped up the womb; all the rest of the seed was driven out [see? like that], and you become a prisoner surrounded in Christ… Christ in you, His Life bringing forth His evidences, His signs.
Oh my! my!… Look, bringing forth His signs of Life as an evidence of His resurrection, proving to the world that Eternal Life, and vindicates to the world that we’re alive in Him… think of it! Alive with God our Redeemer, Who created us for the very same purpose [the Church] and His created Life in us.
“Now think of it, alive with God our Redeemer who created us for the very same purpose (the Church) and His creative Life in us.” Now he says two things there; alive with God and the life in us. That’s what he’s talking about.
[67-5] That is… [Now he’s going to explain this. Born again believers, the Bride, and here is God in the midst.] Moses could say by the Word of God, “Let there come…” and there come flies. [Now you think an ordinary member can do that. No way. That’s a prophet like unto Moses.] A God that can make flies can make squirrels. [Now you know he’s talking about himself.] See?
So, what’s he talking about? He’s talking about a prophet who is infallible that in no way can this prophet give us a wrong word that Satan cannot get in. The smooth talkers cannot get in.
That nobody can change the mind of William Branham. Nobody can put a word in his mind; nobody can take a word out of his mind. He has sealed himself in before us as; “I am a distinguished distinctive vindicated prophet.”
Now let’s face it.
[68-1] The very same God [that creates Life—you see?] that in you can do that… The very same God… can do that… [Do what? Create squirrels, the same as He created frogs and flies.] The very same God [that creative Life—you see?] that’s in you can do that…
Now he tells you how it can be done. Now it sounds like he saying, “You can do it.” Well, I wish somebody would do it. I’d like to see somebody create flies and do some creative things.
I’d like to see them do the things that William Branham did. And you see if you do that he’s nothing but…he’s got nothing but a straight repeat all over again.
Now he says,
[68-1] You’re a prisoner; you can’t speak it till He says, “Speak it;”…
Now look we’re talking about the Token, the Token that could not appear until evening time. The Token is the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. The Elijah of this hour is the Lord Jesus Christ Himself, so therefore, the Elijah of this hour is the Token, is the Lord Jesus Christ Himself.
That’s not in you and me per say, a little bit of life is, but not the Token, there’s no way. There’s no way that every single one of us could actually be a reincarnation of Jehovah and we could all be prophets; it wouldn’t work. See? You just go by the testimony what these people produce.
[68-1] He’s vindicated it to be so; everything else is right, [No,] You’re a prisoner; you can’t speak it till He… speaks it, but when it is spoken, it’s God Word. He’s vindicated it to be so; everything else is right, and he knows that when that’s spoken it’s got to be so. See?
Moses took his rod and said, “Let there come frogs” because God said, “Let there come frogs.” Moses just [transmitted] it on out. That’s right. And frogs were in everything; everywhere there were frogs. Where did they come from? Nobody knows; they weren’t there before.
Now that’s like the Parousia. You know how they get there? Who knows? It doesn’t talk about the coming; he talks about the person being there, talks about a presence, suddenly there.
Who knew God would appear on the scene? Who knew the Lord would come suddenly in the temple? Who knew that He would suddenly appear at the river? Who knew anything? Nobody knew.
William Branham didn’t know himself. Moses didn’t know. Prophets don’t know. God does His own thing. They are prophets that follow along.
Now I want to admit here that Brother Branham said, “The Bride will have the Word and know what to do with It or keep still till God tells her.”
Whatever that means to you and me I don’t know; it’s a promise. Where it goes, don’t ask me. Let’s wait and find out. Just believe God that’s it’s there but don’t try to pull anything through it.
[68-1] …everywhere there were frogs. Where did they come from. Nobody knows;… But the Creator-God working through a man [through a man, not men, not bodies, one man] created things—a living species.
Not a new species, but a living species. See? And the creative power shows we’re going to get back to Eden.
The very God that made the first frog can make the second frog. He makes all frogs. Oh my! You see what I mean? Made the first squirrel; makes the second squirrel; makes any squirrel; can make squirrels where there is no squirrel. He can do anything He wants to! He’s God! He’s God; He has Life. Oh my!
Same thing I read in John. Now if you want to have fellowship with John, he says here,
(05) This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
(06) If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: [Now that’s Cain. That’s where you light becomes darkness]
(07) But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ… cleanesth us from all sin.
Now what’s it based upon? It’s based upon receiving the testimony of those that had access to manifested God. See?
[68-2] Now to think of it makes me shiver. Oh, to live with Him—going home with Him to live with Him! [Remember the same One said, “How would you like to take a walk with Me?”]
Going home with Him to live with Him forever, having Eternal Life! [Now this ministry brings the Word that has the Life to do it because it’s the Word in the season.] Going to go home to Him… having Eternal Life!
Now from what Brother Branham was saying here above, the creation of the squirrels and God doing what He wants to do because He’s God.
Then bringing this thought in here, “Going home to live with Him,” seems to indicate that we will witness in the Millennium tremendous things and much I would think of what will comprise the New Jerusalem, we’ll be privy to it
Because He can’t create new heavens and new earth till He dissolves them and we’re going to be there doing it. So, He’s looking at being a partaker, an onlooker, a creature of God in His image, body image of Jesus Christ particularly.
Standing there when God in the ages to come will do tremendous and wonderful things and the prophet knows it because he’s seen squirrels created.
And he knew it wasn’t a vision or a hallucination because he walked over and the squirrel was warm and he said, “Visions don’t bleed,” and then went home and ate the vision, went home and ate the squirrels.
Now that makes you think what he’s talking about, how real it is. And you and I don’t need any more signs to know this. If we can’t believe the Word of God that’s been vindicated, forget it, you haven’t got anything, we haven’t got anything anyway. Just shows who we are.
[68-3] This is God’s great mystery of love expressed, that God and man became one. [Of course, He did in Christ, and now we can see again.] See? The whole thing is God and man one. [That’s why we have the Scripture speaking of marriage, Christ loving the Bride.]
God and man were one there, and God and man are one here. See? What is it?—being filled with His Spirit, with Him… being filled with His Spirit, Him having it personally…
Oh, I’ve gone to the wrong page. Oh here we are. I thought I was reading wrong here.
…being filled with His Spirit, with Him having the preeminence. That was God’s achievement. That’s God purpose to do that, that He might be in Christ and Christ in us, and all of us together one—the Holy Spirit. Same thing that revealed it to Christ reveals it here, [Now watch!] Same thing that revealed it to Christ reveals it here—the supernatural, creative power. Oh my!
Now he should… I think what he really means there is the supernatural creating power, but creative power is all right but he’s talking of God the Creator was in Christ and he said only… he said, “The Father in me doeth the works.”
So, William Branham is saying, “It’s God in me doing the works.”
In other words, what God did for the Gentiles in the form of Jesus Christ He now does… I beg your pardon, for Israel in the form of the flesh He now does for the Gentiles at the end time when He avenges or He vindicates the Gentiles that their believing is correct. There is a Gentile Bride.
Now remember, all the prophets had a part of Christ. Now what are we seeing Christ in this last day? We’re seeing the fullness of God demonstrated bringing about a Resurrection.
God in the prophets, God proving Himself, John 14:12, “Greater works than this shall he do because I go to my Father.”
[69-1] Now the same God that could—that could say to Moses, “Let there come frogs,” the same One can said up there and say, (“Let there be light,” or rather,) “Let… water be turned to wine.” See? Amen.
Is that right? He’s the same God, the same One; He just doesn’t change. It’s God in man. [Now watch this again. It’s God in man or a man, one man.] That’s His manifestation. [So you can’t bring this thing into place where you say, “I got some manifestation, I’ve got something, I’ve got this.” Nobody can do that.] That’s what He’s revealing. That’s what He’s trying to do.
And God’s Own Word reveals and shows that man cannot create [God’s the Creator], and it isn’t any man… it isn’t man any more; it’s God the Creator in man [in a man], which is His Church now…, going home to Heaven, live with Him.
Now he’s letting you know that Elijah restores all things before the Resurrection in order to get us back home. This is Elijah. And Elijah of this hour is the Lord Jesus Christ Himself.
The Token is the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. The actual sealing in, the bringing in the Word, all of these have come to a Headship, Headship is here.
[69-1] …God ever expresses Eternal love to the Church.
So, what’s he talking about? Malachi 4, Luke 17:30, Revelations 10:1-7 is all in here. Now the creative Word he’s talking about here is in the true church by the member that God placed in the church to do it.
That’s what you’re looking at. You’re seeing a man here. Now, this is also Hebrews 1:1, God in the prophets. See? The God in William Branham for those occasions or what’s going on here is God expressed in the midst of the church so the Bride knows who her mate is.
[69-2] Listen! Listen close now. I want you not to fail to get this. No other church, no other sign, no other fellowship,… government,… testimony,… creed,… denomination is accepted outside of this. [Now if you’re in all of these things that’s fine, if you believe this. Now watch!]
Only thing that God recognizes. No fellowship, no… creed,… denomination,… nothing; everything else is dead. Its fragments… have to be cut off, pruned… away from the thing that God… that Christ may have…that Christ might live with preeminence in you.
Not referring back—I got one laying here that says, “It’s my organization…” That’s got to be cut off too. “It got my so-and-so here; this says this.”
“My mother will tell me I’m a holy-roller.” That’s got to be cut off too… “Well, I know my husband wants me to wear these shorts.” That’s got to be cut off too. See? It’s got to be cut off and pruned till there’s just Christ… you and Christ alone… Think!
Now he says, “Only one thing that God recognizes,” and he doesn’t… he doesn’t tell you what it is here. He said, “This is what He doesn’t recognize.” Then what does He recognize? Here’s what He recognizes.
[69-3] By the Living Presence of the Living Christ by the Living Word. Now that’s simple, I trust. [Here’s your Token again, recognition.] By the Living Presence of the Living Christ… [Or you might say, “by the living Christ being present making His Word live;” that’s exactly what he’s saying. The Living Christ living in His Word and Him present. Now listen!]
[Listen to it.] Oh! Living Christ, [now he changes it; up here it’s “Living Presence, Living Christ, Living Word,” here it’s] Living Christ, Living Presence, Living Word. [That’s true. That’s what it is.] Watch! By His Own personal—personal vindication proves His Church, not members.
See? How did they recognize the Token back in Moses’ day? By the very fact that the Token was there. God was there in a Pillar of Fire doing His signs and wonders, not Moses but using Moses.
He never did in the days of Moses. He never did in the days of anybody else at the end of the world when it came to the place where it was… destruction. [Like in Noah.] In the days of Lot it wasn’t membership. It was a personal vindication, God in flesh,… personal vindication.
Now that must be emphasized because the church is standing not on anything it did but what God did for the church through a prophet himself being present. Not always in the prophet. Remember, Moses was no longer Moses when the Word was out.
Now watch! This is when I’m going to explain this as far as I can see this. Luther had a measure and did and so did the Lutherans. Wesley had a measure and the Wesleyans picked up from Wesley and got their measure.
Pentecost and now today, Brother Branham had the fulness and we utilize it the same as did Luther’s from Luther, Wesleyans from Wesley and Pentecost from Pentecost but today Adam and Eve are back as one ready to go home and take all the rest of the people with us and they take them with us. We’re at the end time. See?
Now because he’s put a juncture here, the juncture is Noah and Lot, the flood, Sodom and Gomorrah. What was it? Personal, the living Christ, His living Presence, His living Word.
See, by His own personal vindication proves His church, not members. No sir, He never did by members before and He never will do it. It’s by one person.
[69-4] Remember! Think of it, that people borned of His Spirit in a day like this, in this great denominational age that we live, and the Living God takes His Living Word and… vindicates It personally. [Now what does he say here? God, the living God takes His living Word. Now why does the Word live? Because God makes it live. He brings It to pass.]… and He vindicates It personally.
In other words, the Word for this hour has God’s personal vindication upon It. See?
Now this Life that’s in the Word, the germ that’s in the Seed [In other words, it should be read this way, “This Life that’s in the Word, is like unto the germ that’s in the Seed because there’s a Life in the Word and there’s a germ and the Seed.]… (and the Word is the Seed that a sower went forth to sow),
And God brought His Word to this hour and there’s a life in it that must be brought up so that it lives at this moment. See, because It’s forming a body.
and the Life is Christ in the Word personally in you, vindicating something… you cannot do, proving Himself that it’s not in you, but it’s Him or He. And you become one—a love slave to Him to be a Bride.
Now look, you know that right off, right off here there’s talking about a sell-out. First of all there’s a sell-out of the prophet, then there’s a sell-out of the individuals because nobody needs to prove himself.
The only person that needs to prove himself is the prophet. The people that prove themselves believe the prophet, come to the prophet. That’s what it’s all about.
And remember that’s what Moses said, “A prophet like unto me shall the Lord your God raise up,” and that was Jesus and he was vindicated. The people were not vindicated. John the Baptist was not vindicated.
The apostles were not vindicated. Jesus was vindicated. And those who believed Him received It. Received what? What He was vindicated to produce?
Now William Branham is vindicated to produce a Shout that is going to bring forth a people into a Resurrection and immortality. See, you don’t have to believe anything for yourself.
You don’t believe anything for yourself from yourself that you’ve got to produce. All you produce is faith which is in your heart; it’s not in your faith anyway.
In other words, sell out to the vindicated message and the vindicated messenger. We do not need to prove ourselves. God supplied the proof and we believed it, and thereby are we approved. You see?
Now, I could read… take many, many Scriptures here but I won’t do it. For instance the Scripture for this hour is what?
The Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a Shout: 1 Thessalonians 4:16, Revelations 7:1-10, 2 Thessalonians 1:7-13, right on down the line. You see.
[69-4] The Life that’s in the Word, like the life that’s in a Seed [because the Word is a Seed], and the Life is Christ in the Word personally in you,…
Now it doesn’t say here that this book here, say now this is the Word and there’s a life goes with it, no, the life wrote this but when the hour comes as in a juncture in this hour in a prophet then the life that is in this Word, the life goes into the prophet, and he reveals the Word that’s to come alive at that time.
Therefore, he is the living Word of God manifested to the people and the people receive It. And then when they do they’ve got the Word that contains life and remember; only the Word contains life, because the Word is a conduit for the Holy Ghost which is life. That’s what he’s saying here.
[69-4] …and the Life is Christ in the Word personally in you, vindicating something… you cannot do,… [That’s not you and me. There is something that you and I can do which is believe. This other is up to him.] And you become one… [Become what?] a love slave to Him to be a Bride.
And Brother Branham was a love slave to the Word, the same as Paul was. See? We read that in 1 Corinthians 4:14-16 and Ephesians 1, he’s a slave.
Then you see the same thing in 2 Corinthians 3, and he’s talking about the great transformation coming, “Therefore seeing we have this ministry as we have received mercy we faith not,” to actually see Christ, to see that this is the Omega because remember we’re changed by the renewing of the mind.
[70-1] Thanks be to the living God Who created the heavens and the earth and all that’s in the midst. [Oh, what’s in what midst? Why thanks be to God.]
Oh come on, that’s the one over here in,
(01) …I saw another mighty [messenger] come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was [above] his head, and his face was as it were the sun,… his feet as pillars of fire: [that is the One that sat upon the throne.]
(02) And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth,
(03) And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.
(04) And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.
(05) And the angel [that] I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,
(06) And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:
So, there you are, God Himself, the great messenger of the end time covenant, comes down and says, okay, time’s run out. What time? Time for immortality.
Time to stretch forth the hand. Time to wind it all up. You see? And he’s… Where is He? He’s in the midst. That’s that… what is it over here,
(20) And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: [it comes and you won’t even notice it.]
(21) Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is [in the midst of] you.
So don’t go looking down the road for the kingdom of God, recognize it now. See? Because kingdom means government and right now the One’s that here is putting everything under the feet of Jesus until it can be handed all back.
In other words, God’s got to pay back to the man Christ Jesus, His own Son what He’s supposed to receive because Christ paid a price for it.
[70-1] No wonder He is Alpha and Omega,…
That’s the 1st chapter of Revelation. What is that? The revelation of the Judge, bring by the messengers, coming on down: “You that are troubled rest with us when he shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty messengers bringing vengeance.”
Saves us, destroys them but He’s got to get us… get us… get out us first… get us out first, rather.
[70-1] …the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, He which was, which is… which shall come, and the root and offspring of David, the bright and the Morning Star; He’s All in all. [What is He? Son of man soon to be Son of David.]
[70-2] His Presence in the individual with a personal vindication of Himself expressing Himself—the living Word that’s promised for the day, expressing Itself through you, [He should have said “me”, might as well have, should have said it but he wouldn’t.]
…a-vindication of the great revelation of God. Look, only in an individual, never in a group—in an individual, not in a group. His identification is with an individual. [Me, William Branham. I am Elijah. I am Malachi 4. You can’t say it any plainer.]
You get it? Not with the Methodists bishops, not with the Baptists elders, not the Presbyterian presbyters, not with the Lutheran senate, not with the Pentecostal chairman, [I put that in there, I’m reading some words in there to make it clearer] but as an individual.
In other words, it’s not a group and it’s not somebody that thinks he’s got something. It’s somebody that’s God’s in speaking through him and do the works that God said He would do to prove this is the Word for the hour.
“I’ll take one… I’ll leave one. I’ll separate them.” [That’s Matthew 24. That’s the Word doing it.] That’s right. “… two in a field;… take one… two in a bed,… take one…” [Two in a church, take one.]…
It’s not a group. It is a personal vindication of a pregnated child of God filled with the Holy Ghost, so surrendered to God that he doesn’t care about anything else, and the Holy Spirit living Its Life,
…pulsating through him, showing the personal vindication of the Word Itself expressing Itself to [not in the people, or from the people, or by the people but] to the people and to the world.
So make up your mind. I thought people would be the world, and world, people. No, Bride and world. End time evangelism.
Like Paul said, “I have been crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live, yet not I but Christ lives in me. And the life that I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me.” Utter crucifixion. See?
In other words, completely given over to the Word of God; that personal Life of God pulsating through the individual.
[70-3] How can the world blindly walk by something like that? [They can walk by anything that you and I can produce, even if it was Christ in the virtues and the fruitage and even signs and wonders. See, now there’s a razor blade edge when you get too far down the road.]
How can the world blindly walk by something like that? Just… the same as the Catholics walked by St. Patrick and didn’t recognize him till after he was dead. [Now he’s telling you something here.] Same thing they did to St. Martin—didn’t recognize it, same thing they did in all ages.
The same thing they did to Joan of Arc. The Catholic church burned her for a witch, because she was spiritual. About a hundred and fifty years later dug up the body of those priests and threw them in the river to do penance.
That’s a testimony to the prophets. So did we recognize Brother Branham for what he was? Who he was? And what he did? Till he pass off the scene?
No way, we’re just beginning to see more and more of it now. He’s personally vindicating himself here by his own testimony and that’s right.
[70-4] It goes right by them, and they don’t recognize it till it’s gone. It only picks up the predestinated Seed that God predestinated before the foundation of the earth. [So you had to be here in a form to get it.] The same thing came through… the days of Noah.
Same thing came through… the days of Moses, days of Elijah, days of the prophets, days of Jesus, on down through unto this very hour! The impregnated person with the Seed of God, the Word in there manifesting Itself, so surrendered to the will of God that the Word and the Word alone manifests Itself in this person—to the prisoner, to an individual.
That’s only the prophet, brother/sister, unless the Bride’s going to have something so great which I believe there’s a revival coming but I can’t… I can’t see that except for the prophet.
Just the Apostle Paul said, “I’ve been vindicated, I’m magnified in my office,” he said, “if you’ve got anything at all, you know that what I tell you is from God, you don’t have it.” You see?
Now you know many people don’t understand this and they’re looking for something more. And they say Brother Branham must come back with a return ministry. Now I don’t say what Brother Branham is going to do because I don’t know but I’m going to tell you one thing, the return ministry has already happened.
It was the return ministry of Jesus that we’ve looked at that vindicated. So, if he’s going to come back and do something, I don’t know what he’s going to do. And when he does come back it’s going to be too late.
So, if you’re looking for something to make you believe this, you’ve missed it, because this is the Shout. When the Voice comes that’s… he’s going to be back, too late. Now you can have Resurrection faith at that time just to step up.
You say, “Well, I think it’s going to take something else to do it.” Well, you believe what you want. I… Brother Branham said, “We have everything under the Seals to put us in the Resurrection… or the rapture,” and that goes past the Resurrection.
So, I just go by what he says.
[71-1] Not say, “My church did this…” My church has nothing to do with it. It’s an individual, one person. And all hell is against this teaching. All hell’s against this Truth, but it is the Truth.
What time do we got? That’s enough. We’ll take… we go… read a page Sunday morning and I want to go into full detail on the passage I just began to read there and things and comments from other portions that Brother Branham said.
So, let’s rise at this time. Sunday morning 10:30, the Lord bless you.
Gracious heavenly Father, again we want to thank and praise You for love and light through Jesus Christ our Savior, we thank You Lord that we do know we had a vindicated prophet and may we rest upon it as never before. May we take this Word Lord, as life as never before.
Father, if these things which we are talked about tonight, are so true and we know that they are true, God have mercy and give us something Lord, that begins to give us a real red hot revival in a Bride as we never had it before, to take this Message Lord, for our very life as never before.
Everything that a prophet denied, we want to deny, everything he said we want to take, oh God, to the way we act, the way our clothes are, and wash our faces or anything else Lord, that’s in Your Word, we pray, oh God, that we shall follow in Your footsteps as obedient children of faith manifested sons of God in this last hour of this last day.
Take this message for our healing Lord, every single one of us knowing we’re coming into the Resurrection and some into immortality.
So, Father in heaven we know this Word contains everything to put us in a Rapture, then oh God, if that’s the case then we have everything in this Word to get us plumb to New Jerusalem which is also true, and we see the whole vista laid out before us that this is that hour.
So Father in heaven, we know that You’ve got to quicken it to us. We can’t do it on our own but Lord, we can do on our own this, we can pray and we do pray, God quicken it to us in the Name of Jesus Christ the Lord. Let it become our burning passion Lord.
Let it be Lord, that we who are in this election and now into this predestination Father, let it come forth in the predestinated form and that’s all we ask tonight Lord, is You fulfill Your Word in us and unto You be the honor and the glory in the wonderful all powerful Name of Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.
The Lord bless you. You want to start singing, ‘Take the Name of Jesus with you.’