Christ Is The Mystery Of God Revealed #23Power Of A Prophet; Hebrews 13:8
Shall we pray.
Heavenly Father, we want to thank You again for the privilege of being in this place that You’ve dedicated and given to us to use at this time Lord, assembling together to hear Your Word.
We pray, Father that this Word being corrective will correct our thoughts, especially our minds Lord, that we may know upon what to think because we’ve been admonished to think upon right things in this Word Lord, correctly explained to us will be the right thing to think upon.
This will be the Word to guide us and lead us, to wash us at it were even from the things of the world and to give us our armor and whatever we have need of.
So, Lord, we covet the understanding of Your Word, the help even as Your prophet said that the gift of wisdom into the church to place the church, to let her know her position where she is and all is greater than any gift given to the healing of the body which we know that is true.
So Father, we just thank You for the great gift You’ve given us, the gift of the Holy Spirit in this hour whereby we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
Help us to know them in a way we’ve not known them previously, to know You whom to whom right is Life Eternal according to Scripture.
We’ll give You the praise in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
You may be seated.
Now, I think this is a message number 23, and we’re up to about page 71 in Christ is the Mystery of God Revealed, and in the presentation of this three division message which divisions are number one, revelation; number two, preeminence; and number three, restoration.
It’s very evident that you really understand what is said that and to… once we understand what is said, that’s the most important thing, understand what is said, it’s not too hard to see that the prophet is responsible for all three.
Now it may sound a little difficult there but yet it is very true that you cannot separate the prophet from any of the three divisions even the restoration back to Eden which you would almost feel would be exclusively in the hands of God apart from the prophet once the prophet has done his work.
But that’s not so. All three divisions, those major divisions rest entirely upon a prophet and I say, rest entirely upon a prophet in the sense that God has desired to do that.
If it weren’t the sovereign will of God then, of course, it would not be done. But seeing it’s the sovereign will of God then all these three rest entirely upon the prophet in order that this may come to pass. All right.
We can see that I think particularly epitomized before we take other Scripture to show it in,
(10) Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
Now you notice there are two things attributed there and that is the works that were done by the words of Jesus were done by the Father and the words that were spoken by Jesus were the words that God gave him, or the Father gave him, Jesus, to speak, and this is exactly what we have with a prophet.
It’s… it cannot be any other way otherwise the person would not be a prophet.
And remember, that Jesus was the great prophet as I said on Wednesday night, it is so easy for people to speak of Jesus as the Lamb of God, the High Priest, Intercessor, Mediator, and bypass the fact that He was a prophet.
And yet that’s the very thing that He was supposed to be to the people.
Now we understand in the Garden God said, “He is the seed of the woman which is going to bring to nothing the work of the enemy and bruise the serpent’s head.” That’s all very true.
But you’ll find that the outworking of that came by way of prophets and all that was in the prophets was gathered up in the Lord Jesus Christ.
So, everything that was said concerning Him to that point and even beyond that point was said by prophets and He fulfilled what was said by prophets concerning Him and opened the door for He-Himself to fulfill all else that was not yet fulfilled.
Then Paul came along a prophet like unto Moses with the Pillar of Fire, God appearing in a visible form yet speaking face to face and he laid down others… other things which would follow being an amplification of what was already said or the Word magnified.
Then John received a revelation from another prophet. God sent, as the Book of Revelation said, “I’ve sent my messenger to John,” and the messenger was a prophet and that was all in vision.
Now these things are a little bit hard for the human mind to understand but I can tell you one thing, you’ll get great peace by just believing it.
Now if you try to figure it out and try to categorize it so it would fit in with what you think should be the way, I’ve got news for you; you’re going to have problems.
And it’s hard even to take some things that I say until you get to the place where you can begin to absorb them and then utilize them, they become familiar to you.
Like my opening statement was here in the presentation of this three division message which divisions are one, revelation; two, preeminence; and three, restoration. It is very evident once you really understand what is being said that the prophet is responsible for all three.
Then starting in here showing you what a prophet is like. This is a great prophet. Now they could not do what this man did but let me assure you that they had to do in their own order and in their own measure exactly what this man Christ Jesus did.
In other words, they couldn’t say anything but what God said, even Balaam who was truly a prophet but not a true prophet when Balak said, “Hey, I paid you to curse that bunch.”
“Well,” he said, “hold just a minute, are you dealing with me or dealing with God. I thought you were dealing with me so I could deal with God and get God to you, and I went to God for you. And what happened? He made me bless them. I can only say what God said.”
Then there was Isaac, poor old Isaac he loved Ishmael [Esau]. He was kind of an earthy old boy Isaac was. He liked the good garlic stew and the things that Esau could cook up, and he wasn’t too fussy about Jacob because Jacob was a momma’s boy so-to-speak.
And so old Esau… Jacob he goes to his momma and he said… his mother went to him rather, his mother should have known better but woman are pretty tricky, you know, and men are pretty tricky too, but she’s pretty tricky.
She said, “Now look, what we’ll do we’ll just kill a goat here and we’ll use the skin of the goat because your brother is so hairy,” he must have been hairy. He must have been really hairy.
But anyways she said, “Now we’ll get this skin off on your hand,” you know how goat’s skin is, kid’s skin is very light and beautiful, you know, like make gloves out of it, and shoes and things, and nice, mild.
“We’ll just tape it on your hands and when your father speaks you bring the savory stew I’ll help you cook it up because I know that that Esau had his own recipe but I found his recipe out and we’ll just make believe that you’re Esau.” And so you know, the old boy was deceived.
Now look the thing is he could have said, “Hey, no deceivers going to get by me,” but he knew that God had spoken through him and he said, “What I said stands.”
No court of law would allow such embezzlement and deceit. Do you think God would have allowed it? You got another think coming if you think God’s integrity can be impugned by a man.
He’ll put that man aside so fast and slap him down and show that he’s a fake. But Esau… but Isaac had to say, “That’s what God said and that’s what’s going to stand.”
He said, “Well, father, can’t you give me a blessing?”
Well, he tuned into God and God said, “Sure,” He said, “give him a lot of good things on earth, that’s what he’s going to have but heaven’s not his.”
He doesn’t get the portion he’s put because you see one was made in the image of the earth earthy and would never be in the image of the heavenly.
But you see you can be born of the image of the earth earthy but you can then inherit the image of the heavenly because you got that seed, the predestinated seed.
So, you see what I’m saying here, this picture concerning Jesus stands as a status quo. When you talk prophet you better talk prophet.
Not say, “Well, this prophet he wasn’t quite like the other one and after all he did make his mistakes but you see what it was they sort of got a little efficient as time went on.”
Hogwash! Did you ever hear of such nonsense? Why that’s the most ridiculous thing under God’s high heaven. Okay.
Let’s go back to Revelation 21, just a couple verses here, you know, not two, but it’s important just for you to see this then we’ll get into some more things.
(05) And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
(06) And he said…, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. [And] I will give unto [them] that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
(07) He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
(08) But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake [of fire] which [burns] with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
Now in here you’re looking at the complete restoration which is Eden because that was God’s government upon earth. And now it’s going to go back to God’s government upon earth once more in the great ages to come when new heavens and a new earth.
What I wanted to show you there that Jesus promised restoration. He most certainly did. But let’s just watch this now how this takes place from the Scripture in our day. Okay.
Now that’s what we saw. We saw that the words and the works were of the Father in the Son and we saw the vision at the end time given to John, I’m going to do all things over again, so here we go.
I Thessalonians 4:16 and I promised you this morning we’d get into what I want to say down the road here.
We’re going to hear something so simple we wonder why we didn’t put it together and yet if we did put it together without knowing it was put together. You know, okay, that sounds silly doesn’t it? But it’s not silly, it’s the truth.
(16) For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and… the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Now, categorically, it does not say that this is to be the voice of the Lord Himself. The Shout is not said to be the shout of the Lord Himself.
It says, “He descends with a shout.” Brother Branham said, “He does all three in descending.”
So, we know here, categorically, that this is the voice of the prophet and let us begin to… now with this here, you are seeing an opening into eternity from time wherein this is going to put a new born people into the rapture which will put them to the Wedding Supper, one thousand year Millennium, and then into the new heavens and the new earth.
Right? That’s what you’re looking at because this is where it starts and this is what it’s all about to get this thing on the road.
Now let’s go to, to prove my point of Revelation 21 to Matthew 17, the great restoration that’s coming. Okay.
(11) And Jesus answered and said unto them, [Elijah]… shall [truly] first come, and restore all things.
So even restoration utterly dependent upon a prophet: so there isn’t going to be any Wedding Supper, Millennium, or New Jerusalem outside of a prophet.
Now right away I know people say, “Well, I don’t think Brother Branham and I agree one hundred percent.”
You and I don’t have a think coming. You didn’t have a think coming, not one of us here for generations back whether we’d be born, what we look like or anything else, no way shape and form. You don’t have a thought coming now.
John 14:12 we were looking at that. The 14th chapter, we’ll look at it again and it says here,
(12) [Truly, truly,] I say unto you, He that believeth on me, [Now He is singular] the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go [to] my Father.
Now you know when you’re talking about this you should liken this now to a man coming in the steps of Jesus doing this, this must line with verse 10 which is the prophet which the words and the deeds must be categorically founded in and done by God Himself in whatever vessel He is choosing.
Now that, of course, positively is over here as Luke 17:30 based upon verse 20.
(20) …he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, and he [said, It doesn’t come] with observation:
It will come and you won’t even see it. It’s here right now in the midst of you. See? God’s kingdom on earth. Now you know that a kingdom is entirely dependent upon the king.
Now I know many people say, “Well no, the king is dependent upon the kingdom.” Hogwash! That would be the stupidest answer under God’s high heaven.
It’s always been proven he that gets there fussest with the mostest is the guy that wins the battle. Then all you got to do is have a man bigger than the guy on the throne and you push him off and then he’s king.
So, the kingdom has to do with the king or it ain’t no kingdom. So let’s understand that.
Right now you’ve seen succession of titles and the peaceful dear old jolly, even with the jolly old Queen and jolly old kings. What happened in Russia? The jolly old czar got pushed off.
Now you got a Gorbachev and a few of these birds that come around and most of the kings have been deposed, so therefore, the Bible is speaking of kings, it’s mostly dictators. But how does a dictator get power? He gets it, then how do you push him off? You’ve got to massacre him, kill him.
So you see when it comes right down, there’s always somebody doing something. So, you talk about a kingdom that stresses upon the king. See, like the kingdoms of this world should be the kingdoms of our God.
Why? Because He’s the strong tough One: our God is a warrior. He’s a great warrior, great battler. He’s a fighter. Who’s going to best Him?
So, what we’re looking at then is the kingdom. God’s government upon earth and Jesus was God’s government because he was the Logos, the manifestation of the attributes of Godhead. Now, of course, he’s the prophet there.
Then he said, “All right, you’re going to look for these days, they are not going to come till the time equivalent to the time of Noah and the time of Sodom and Gomorrah. Then the days of the Son of man will come back.”
(30) Even thus… it [shall] be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. [See? Manifestly shown forth, positively as to who He is; this is God.]
Now, let’s look over here in 2 Corinthians the 3rd chapter, and in there we can see what is going to take place at the end time. Now it says in here concerning Israel but also concerns us.
(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 [unveiled face, that’s what it is, unveiled minds] beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
Now what you’re looking in there, you’re looking in the mirror of God’s Word and you’re seeing the destiny of man which if you’re Bride you believe this message you’re of God, you’re looking in there to see where you are.
And when you look in there to see yourself, you see your representative, you don’t see yourself, you see Christ and in Him you see yourself. But you can only see that when the creeds and dogmas are ripped away from your minds.
And you’re changed to the same image from glory to glory, which glory started with Luther. That was a glory. That’s the waters to the ankles from the Eastern Gate of Ezekiel. Then the waters to the knees were Wesleyans, and then from the knees to the thighs were the Pentecostals.
And from that time on it says waters to swim in which is the complete revealed Word of God and the fullness of the Spirit returned to the church, see it brings to take us over. Okay.
Now that’s all by the Spirit of God. He’s speaking of the spirit of God doing this. So,
(01) Therefore seeing we have this ministry,… we faint not; [this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;]
Now Paul says that through the mercy of God a ministry that brings this to pass has been allowed us. And except that we know that this ministry is going to do this we would come to a place of fainting.
Now this gives you an understanding right here that this ministry which is the final message of Laodicea which is the changed mind is going to bring you to a place where you’re going to wonder, “Hey, is this it?”
Your patience will start to run out and we’ll look at this as Christ is the Mystery of God Revealed, way down about page, I don’t know, 85 or something, way down there yonder. But you’ll be tried on this point. But notice what Paul says,
(02) …[We] have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of… truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.
Only a prophet could say that. Only a prophet by manifestation could commend himself to the people. I’ve got what it takes so you can have what you need.
So you can see why I say Brother Branham is related to all of these three divisions. You cannot separate him from it.
Now we showed you how it was, God’s going to use a prophet, the prophet gives preeminence to God which we took up. We’ll deal with it more later on.
Now, all this is coming by… comes to us by Ephesians 1:17 and Ephesians 3:1.
(17) 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:
(18) The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that [you] may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
(19) [Which takes you to]… the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
(20) Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead,…
Now that power is going to return to the Bride. It will not be in the Bride; it will be to the Bride and for the Bride. This is Resurrection. Jesus does all three in descending. He has the Shout. He has the Voice and He has the Trumpet which calls us there.
In other words, this is the Holy Spirit because it’s a spirit. We’ll see more of that as we go into this message, not this morning perhaps but later on. It’s going to lighten our eyes; it’s going to know what the hope is of his calling.
And what is the hope of his calling? That he was going to get paid back for what he did and he gets the Bride. See, but there’s one thing about it, that’s… he said, my soul shall be not… he said, “Thou wilt not leave my soul in hell. And you’ll not leave me without hope.”
In other words, he’s going to see the complete fruit of his own Resurrection, those in the first Resurrection, the Old Testament Bride, the New Testament Bride.
(18) …and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
And you know what His inheritance was, was His Name; everything else he worked for. And remember that’s exactly what the Gentiles trust in when He makes Himself manifest according to Matthew 12.
Now if you’re not used to my preaching this is tough on you, but you that are used to my preaching it should be as easy as falling off a log because you know all the Scripture we’re dealing with so your minds should be just clicking right into gear every time I bring these to your attention.
Okay. Out of this comes Resurrection rapture. Now over here in Ephesians 3, notice what Paul says,
(01) For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,
Prisoner to what? Prisoner to the Word because you see He took up where Eve started the mess. She disbelieved one Word and Adam went along with her.
See, he said anybody adding a word or taking a word, an angel from heaven come down and preach anything other than what I preached and if I change it, he’s accursed, I’m accursed, we’re all cursed.
Now what’s been going on for years is this hybridization of the Word of God and the terrible tragedy of the true revelation of the Word of God not being with the people of God. So, at the end time there has got to be a restorer and that’s got to be an Elijah.
And you know that Elijah was a hundred percent stickler for two things, the Presence of God, I might say three things, the Presence of God, the power of God and the Word of God which was the proper worship.
So, all right. This is what we looked for at the very end time.
Now then, this is the Malachi 4 ministry and William Branham describes the events where it all started. Now why do I say this is the Malachi 4 ministry? Because the Word of God said, “If I don’t send Elijah the prophet, I will come and destroy utterly.”
Now remember, that’s the exact scene as it was in the days of Abraham and the days of Noah, the destruction. One place it was the spot destruction, in another place it was a worldwide destruction.
So, there’s a spot destruction and a worldwide and in there you notice how that God came and He gave His Word to the elect so the elect would not perish. God Himself was doing it.
Now Brother Branham’s statement concerning this is the one I keep reading to you is Anointed Ones of the End Time, 65-0725M
And he said,
 Now, I want you to know this is sure. And you that listen to this tape, you might have thought today I was trying to say that about myself, seeing that I’m preaching this Message. I have no more to do with this message than nothing, no more than just the voice.
See? Now that’s what you’re looking at, but the prophet was absolutely an integral part of these three divisions and without him the three divisions would not have come into availability as of this time.
Now in no wise does such thinking and teaching as ours eliminate John 13:16 where it says, “The servant is not greater than his lord; neither is he that is sent greater than him that sent him,” however the Bible continues in the same chapter saying,
(20) …He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and he that receiveth me receiveth [whomsoever I send]…
Now this is put in a much more comprehensive way in the 10th chapter of the Book of Matthew.
And remember, the gospels are written for our hour and you take lessons from what happened to the Pharisees and the Sadducees in Israel from them, but you remember the setting is identical insofar that He cannot change. He would say the same things to us pertinent to this hour.
(17) But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in [the] synagogues;
(18) …[you’ll] be brought forth before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.
Now this then is a continuing prophecy, because they had not gone to the Gentiles at that time nor were they allowed to go till after Pentecost. Then their ministry ended with the Apostle Paul taking over.
(19) But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak:… it shall be given you in that same hour what [you’ll] speak.
(20) For it is not [you] that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.
Now you know as well as I do that that is written as a revelation to come that could only come through a prophet. If it’s written for you and me then we could only say the same things that a prophet said so that we would know it’s the same Spirit speaking in us.
And if we disagree with what a prophet said then it could not be the same spirit because every Church Age has a messenger wherein it starts out like, “Unto the messenger which is in the church of Ephesus,” each going to bring a message now.
Then at the end it says, “he that hath an ear to hear let him hear what the spirit says to the churches,” so therefore, the message comes to the messenger, and then the messenger gives the message to us and if we are of the same Spirit we’ll say the same things that the messenger says and you don’t need to worry about it because that Spirit is not going to make a mistake. The elect are not fooled.
(21) …brother shall deliver up the brother to death,… the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death. [Now you know that’s in our day. That wasn’t back there like it is now.]
(22) And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
(23) But when they persecute you in this city, flee… [to] another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.
Now there’s your key right there. “You’ll not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.” Now that lets you know right there that that break, there is a break that where Daniel’s seventieth week gets broken off, Messiah comes and is crucified in the middle.
Then from the middle of that till the last three and a half years which is being faced down the road this is your major break because the Gentiles He doesn’t break the reed and He doesn’t destroy… quench the burning… the smoking flax.
He allows them a restoration which He did not allow for Israel because Israel has to turn to Christ, the 144,000 cannot be sealed in except receiving Jesus Christ as Savior. So there’s a change there. Now watch!
(24) The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord.
(25) It is enough for the disciple that he [is] as his master, and the servant as his lord. [Now he’s not talking just to the casual people. He’s talking to those that bring this message.] If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?
(26) Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.
Now there’s your promise right there. At the end time they will blaspheme the Holy Ghost. They will turn down the prophetic message of the end hour. They’ll turn down the people that believe in it. See? Now that’s what we’re looking at. We don’t have to read the rest of it there because that is sufficient.
So we can clearly see then that Malachi 4:5-6 which we know to be, “Behold, I send you Elijah, the prophet, before the great and dreadful day of the Lord, and he shall turn the hearts of the children back to the fathers lest I come and smite the earth with a curse,” is positively Revelation 10:1-7.
Where the mighty messenger comes down with a rainbow which signifies he’s the one that’s sitting on the throne of Revelation 4:5 and he is here in a Pillar of Fire dealing with the prophet of Revelation 10:7 and that brings it to pass.
So, we do not believe that Brother Branham is God under any set of circumstances, but when you view the Scripture of revelation and preeminence or manifestation and restoration you cannot disannul the fact of the prophet so involved in those three that except for him God could not and would not carry out His purpose.
Not that He could not if He wanted to and change His mind but He has decided that that’s the way it’s to go. And that was decided from before the foundation of the world, there was one speck of stardust.
Now the Bible said, “Who can change God’s mind?” See, who is of a mind to change Him? You cannot. You have to go along with the Scripture.
Now many people got carried away because the works of God as in Jesus Christ were in Brother Branham. Well, they said, “He’s got to be Jesus Christ.” Well, how could he be? He can’t be. There’s no way.
He wasn’t bearing the nail prints or anything else and he wasn’t an incarnation, although incarnation is not too bad a term if you understand what we believed to be incarnation which would be God incarnating Himself specifically in a prophet in a major way but He also incarnates Himself in us in a minor way.
See, whereas in one place it is the Spirit of God complete, Holy Ghost, God in the prophets, whereas in you and I it is a measure.
So therefore, Brother Branham said as he said so truly, “God is His own prophet.” See? Then he said also, “The Elijah of this hour is the Lord Jesus Christ Himself, not a man, God, but it comes by a prophet.”
The same one who said, “That the Token is the Lord Jesus Christ Himself.”
So you can see then what you’re looking at. You’re looking at the fact that God cannot operate outside of a prophet until God Himself is incarnated in the body of the Lord Jesus Christ which is now seated on the throne.
For the Father having come on down in a Pillar of Fire is working out what He must work out according to a church order and an established pattern whereby He can get the dead out of the ground and change the people here and get them all in the rapture.
You say, “Well, now I think God might do so-and-so.” Your thinking and mine doesn’t count one little bit. Nothing is up for grabs so that you produce something, I produce something.
And you watch this as we get in this message this morning what I’m telling you is very, very important.
We do not make William Branham Jesus Christ, not by any stretch of the imagination but the fact of the matter is he is that representative, the one that God uses so that Brother Branham himself could place himself with Moses and Paul.
As he said categorically, “See,” speaking to me on a tape, you can get that tape, “See, Lee, we haven’t had a prophet that spoke face to face with God like Moses since the time of Paul for two thousand years till now.”
Letting you know exactly the stature of this hour but he did not say for one minute, I am the Lord Jesus Christ. But he did say, “That the prophet was God to the people.” And that is exactly true.
And I don’t think people take that far enough to realize that he actually is God to the people and to listen to him is just the same as if you were completely spellbound by the Pillar of Fire.
Now a lot of people say “Well, now, I think that’s great that Moses had a Pillar of Fire. And I think that’s great that Paul had the Pillar of Fire. And I believe that’s a legitimate picture. That’s a good picture. See, I believe that and that’s true.”
But you know, many people don’t really believe it because if they did they’d hang onto every word. See?
Say, in other words, you would realize that you don’t have to go through that experience to get what you’re getting, neither will you go through that experience to get what you are getting but you will go through the experience if of listening and being obedient to the call of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Now, so we see our prophet, the prisoner of the Lord giving God the preeminence, that’s where he left off, on page 70.
Now remember, preeminence is something you and I have to give, revelation we have to get, and we must get in that restoration. See? How is it done? It’s done by the method that God has ordained.
In other words, the prophet gets from God what we need, and we getting from him what God wants us to have we are as fully equipped in getting from him as he is equipped in getting what he got because anybody knows a prophet of stature is a tremendous, tremendous person.
There is no one in his rank outside of God Himself. Just no one in his rank but you and I get exactly what he got, the complete benefits.
So, you see we have our source, God has a source, a conduit all the way down. We from all the way going up have a source which are those conduits. All right. I hope you’re catching this because it’s really quite simple.
Now he says here,
[70-4] The same thing came through in 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 of God and the Word alone manifests Itself in this person—to the prisoner, to an individual.
He’s telling you right here as Paul was a prisoner, as Jesus was a prisoner, the man, so that William Branham was a complete prisoner to Almighty God to the Word that must be fulfilled in this hour which could not be fulfilled which means restoration until revelation took place.
And revelation is based upon what? Credibility or vindication. Do you understand what I’m saying? You’ll just come on the scene… God never came on the… look it, God never put a prophet on the scene just for the fun of having a prophet, and He wasn’t like some of these kooks in this age who tried to make William Branham Jesus Christ.
See, now here comes old Moses and the burning bush. We went through this many times. And he says, “Say, that’s amazing how that bush is burning and not being consumed. What’s going on here anyway?”
God was attracting His attention. Now just wasn’t anybody that the Pillar of Fire appeared to. Now nobody then came to Moses, “Oh, Moses, you got to be God. You got to be God, you know. You did this. You did that. You saw the Pillar of Fire you got to be God. That’s it. That’s it. You’re the Logos.” Hogwash!
Yet people came to William Branham and tried to make him Logos. He was not the Logos, but he was that which God used in order to present Himself the Logos and to give us the understanding. So therefore, anybody trying to worship him would be more than ridiculous.
But notice what he says here.
[70-4] The impregnated person with the Seed of God,…
Now first of all there’s a Seed of God which we know to be the Word that’s in there to be manifested.
Now he couldn’t… the Word… look it, there was a portion that God gave dear Brother Paul the Word of God just like this and he laid it out there, and he gave John visions and a prophet to tell John concerning the visions and John laid it out.
But Paul himself did not have at that time the ability to know the power of the Resurrection which lay in the Word, because that wasn’t the Word of the hour.
The Word of the hour was for Paul, Christ and him crucified. The Word of this hour is God demonstrated in His Resurrection. So, William Branham had the Word of the hour for Resurrection and restoration and for our change.
So therefore, that Word being in him and him being born to it, what happened? He was impregnated by God to bring forth that Word through his own surrendered will to God manifesting whatever God wanted showing that he was a prisoner, an individual prisoner to it.
Now, that’s exactly where Christ was. He said, “I speak what my… what I hear my Father say, and,” he said, “I do what my Father tells me to do, what I’ve been seeing.”
So here you got a predestinated prophet with the predestinated Word to a predestinated hour to manifest itself to catch a predestinated Seed. See? That’s what you’re looking at. William Branham now there’s where he you cannot separate preeminence from the prophet.
You say, “What is my place?” Your place also is to make Him preeminent but not in this respect.
You make him preeminent when you believe exactly what the prophet said, “You don’t take from it, you don’t add to it, you don’t get your own thinking.” You say, “That’s it,” and you obey what’s laid out there for you.
Well, the strangest thing in the world women types the church, and I think there’s women right today they would sooner go out there and die for Jesus on a street corner, get slaughtered out there with a machete, then take off their stupid slacks and let their hair grow.
That’s right. That’s the truth and you know it because they’re going to let you know, bless God, they don’t have to do that, they got Jesus, hallelujah, and I can prove they got it.
An old lady walked up one day to a guy named Wertheim or something, he’s a converted Jew. She said, “Brother , I haven’t sinned for thirty years.” She had a pretty hat on. She looked pretty gorgeous. He picked up a pitcher of water and poured it over her head.
And she got mad and she said… “Well, you lost your sanctification that time, didn’t you, honey?”
It can be proven pretty soon who you are and what you are but you can’t get a prophet off the Word because his doesn’t go by human foibles and little things about little sanctification and all that kind of jazz that somebody trumps up. See?
No, not some self-righteous thing, see, you can’t do it.
Now, now listen carefully now.
[71-1] Not saying, “My church did this…”
Now listen, he’s saying, let’s read again.
[70-4] The impregnated person with the Seed of God, [that’s the prophet with the Word for the hour.] the Word in there now’s manifesting Itself, because he’s so surrendered to the will of God and the Word of God that the Word… alone manifests Itself in this person… that prisoner,… that individual.
Now he said, “You don’t get this through a church.”
[71-1] My church has nothing to do with it. It’s an individual, one person. [Now listen!] All hell is against this teaching. All hell is against this truth, but it is the truth.
What truth? The teaching of one person, carrying the load for everybody but what they forget as soon as that man delivers his load, you’re on your own, kid, whether you take it or not. The prophet is free and he’s not gun-shy. Don’t worry, he doesn’t have to be.
He’s the old herald that jumped on his horse at the king’s command, he blasted his bugle outside the gate, he opened the gate, the drawbridge down, let him come in, and he read the scroll, still sitting on his horse, didn’t even bother to get off, whirled around, went out again.
You do what you want, that’s the proclamation. You do what you want. That’s right. That’s not a tough saying, that’s just truth. Do what you want; you’re going to do it anyway.
Brother Branham said, “Sure,… God told Aimee to go preach it, He knew she was going to go preaching anyway.”
Where did he get it from? Because Balaam did the same thing: He knew Balaam was going to go anyway, “Go on down.”
Aimee told a lot of truth just the same, I think she was a bit of a cut-up, but I tell you what she preached a sermon on the restoration of gifts and she hit it right on the nose, it was gifts restored not the Holy Ghost wasn’t restored. It was the gifts restored.
The gift is a far thing from the thing itself. Just like you and I got a little gift of life and within that life there’s all kinds of little gifts, manifestations but if you haven’t got that life down inside of you, you’re just anointed by it. It doesn’t do you much good. All right.
[71-1] Now Jesus never said, “Now, Peter, you, and John, and all the rest of the people, you’ve got the revelation now; the whole church is saved.” [Now watch how he cuts this back to you and me now.]… it’s to him personally.
Now let William Branham come, let Peter give a revelation, let John give a revelation, now would say, “This is it. Our church has got it, we all get it with one lump.”
No, you don’t; individuals get it. Individual prophet, individual person. It’s a one to one consistently, never beyond that.
[71-1] It was to him personally. “I say unto thee [‘thee,’ not to them,] to thee, thou art Peter, and upon this rock I’ll build My Church.” And the word “Peter,” means “a stone”; “stone” means “the confessed one, or the separated one.” [All right, he’s still talking about himself as a prophet, now, you listen.]
[71-2] Upon a certain stone, upon a certain thing [Now what’s a certain stone, a certain thing? Let’s find out.]… the Church called out, upon this stone, upon this revelation. [So what is this certain thing, this certain stone? It’s revelation. What about the revelation?]
…“Flesh and blood has never revealed it to you, [Has never, can never, will never] but upon this revelation [to the called out group] I’ll build My Church in them, and all the gates of hell will never be able to withstand it.
It didn’t say, withstand them, it said withstand it. Now if you’ve got something that the gates of hell can’t lick and it’s in your possession, you don’t need to worry about the gates of hell.
That’s like I keep telling you about Rockefeller, with billions and billions of dollars, well, they’re all dead pretty well now but there were those who got the billions.
A light bill comes in for three hundred dollars, say, “Pay it.” They get sued and lose a case, one million dollars, “Pay it.” Well, they don’t like it, “Pay it.” They got the money.
When you got something that is inexhaustible and omnipotent you don’t have a worry. See that’s what people don’t understand about this message. We have in our hand the thing that we need to put us in a rapture.
[71-2] Not one hair of your head shall perish. You’re Mine; I’ll raise you up in the last day… give unto him Eternal Life and raise him up at the last day.” There it is—the revelation. Not them, but him; an individual; not a group, an individual. All hell is against it.
Now what is he telling you here in plain English? He’s telling you the very simple thing that I’m going to coordinate in our thinking this morning and I trust you’ll be as amazed at the simplicity as I am amazed at it.
Because I’ve been saying this for years and years, teaching it accurately right down the line, but never put it together the way I’m going to put it together for you at this particular time.
Discernment of Spirits 60-03-08
 Now, watch and see where the gates of hell is against. It isn’t against the denomination. The government recognizes that. It isn’t. The world recognizes our denominations, all of them. We have the right, [sure they got world conferences, denominations every time]…
Sure, even poor old South Africa is being pushed against the wall. We ought to keep our nose out of her business. We won’t though because we got to be self-righteous.
Oh, we got to get… you know, we got to justify ourselves for destroying the Indian which we’re still destroying by the way. You talk about genocide. Oh, America, well poor Americans, a bunch of devils.
You watch what God’s going to do before it’s over. You just can’t do that to the Indians. See? They’ve lied, everything, they’ve broken every agreement and that’s the Bible said, “He’s against trucebreakers.” Poor Indian try to get something; take it away every single time. They do it in New York right now, trying to do it out West in Arizona.
And Brother Branham said which is true, “We’re a part of that, government.”
What do we do to kick up a little bit of sand some time against the things they’re doing? As long as we got men like Hall spouting off about, “Hallelujah, I’m born again,” and even the president. Born again by what?
I respect the government. I pray for the government, the government, sure, I do every single day, twice a day, but I know what I’m praying for, for mercy. I’m like Brother Branham who wouldn’t pray for America for God to try to save her.
I just think of one thing, “Lord, do something for them and they can do something for me.” Not get any further down the hole.
To be honest with you, not kidding myself; I’m not such a… I’m not one of these fine, fine Christians, you know, that people think I’m supposed to be, swallow everything and go back like Moses is supposed to go back and pray for Pharaoh.
Go ahead and pray for Pharaoh. They prayed for Joe Stalin, too. The girl down in… before Stalin died, down in Birmingham; she tried to convince me I should pray for Stalin.
“Well, if he got saved it would change the whole world.”
I said, “Hogwash!”
She tried to tell me. Why it’s all right to pray for him, no problem there, make you feel good to pray for him, at least you did that much, you know. If it would help you so you wouldn’t hate him but what are you going to do for those men? See?
Prophet of the land already said what communism was. The prophet was right in the scene and people try to tell you about Stalin and this and that. You see, it’s crazy. All right.
That’s fine, the denominations we appreciate that…
 But that’s not what the gates of hell are against. It’s… the spiritual revelation of Christ being here now, [and the next phrase is the key,] the same yesterday, and today, and forever. And that’s what they’re against.
Not that we preach Presence. But we preach the fact as Brother Branham did before Sodom and Gomorrah, and we put the two together without really realizing we had done the whole thing. And it just struck my mind up in Canada.
I said, “What am I going to talk to these people and say… can’t but I can talk to them about the Presence up in, twice in Toronto, and it suddenly struck me, ‘Hey, just a minute, put it all together,'” and you realize it’s not a matter of Him being here.
He’s always been here in some way, somehow, because omniscience and omnipotence make Him omnipresent by the very virtue if you can do all things and know all things you’re on the spot right there, but this is where He is the same yesterday, and today and forever, and that is the use of God with the prophet.
The true understanding to what it’s really all about. And if they can’t understand that they’re never going to understand anything. And they don’t understand it.
Finally, they say, “Well, what it is, it’s those guy’s spirits.” Where have we ever harmed anybody? If you stand for the Word of God and take a strong stand and we’re supposed to back away? Then what… now listen, then we’re giving way to the gates of hell.
And who’s clanging them back and forth? Don’t tell me it’s anybody but those rascals out there that want to destroy this, and it won’t be too long before there will be a whole lot more muck and mire thrown around, too, because here’s the gist of the whole thing.
Now Brother Branham said, “Look, there’s two things that all hell is against, the gates of hell,” and he said, “that is that God uses a prophet in all of these three; revelation, preeminence, and restoration.”
See, now look it, you say, “Just a minute now, we’re supposed to take that all the way to God.”
Well, God’s His own prophet, He always has been, always will be. God’s a restorer of the breeches, always has been, always will be.
God always demanded a preeminence and He’s the One that does the works, but you notice there’s one thing that God demands and that’s that people live up to their own absolute oath to God, “God, You use a prophet from now on.”
God had always used the prophet, but now the people have bound themselves to the reality, “We’ve got to have a prophet.”
Now this generation has broken the truce. They said, “No prophet.” You know in Luther’s day they called him a prophet. Sauer’s own dictionary, encyclopedia says Martin Luther was a prophet.
I don’t think I got it written in this Bible here but in some of my old Bibles it’s written in there that Luther was called a prophet, he spoke in tongues, absolutely, they let him… I’m going to tell you before they got finished with that guy he had about everything in his catalogue and I kind of believe he did.
But he wasn’t a prophet but he was prophetic in many ways, perhaps as a minor prophet, one of the five-fold, but he certainly wasn’t the great prophet that we’re looking at.
So what we see here, what are the gates of hell against? What is everything against today that’s going on in this message?
Number one; the gates of hell are against the revelation that God is here the same way He has always been here and conducted Himself concerning mankind, ever since the Garden of Eden God has had to operate through a man.
And then in the days of Moses they acquiesce to what God was already doing.
They said, “Let us not then have anything to do with the Pillar of Fire ourselves. Let us not have anything to do with God when it comes to the revelation, to God vindicating Himself, to God producing His Word, for God correcting, and all these things.”
They said, “Let us have a prophet.”
And God says, “That’s exactly right, they’ve got their prophet.”
One person, not two. Then what did Israel do? Korah, Dathan, Abiram rose up against Moses. Balaam rose up against Moses.
And God says, “One person and one person only and that’s Moses.”
Now listen to me. Moses was such a man of love that when God got mad at Israel for their fornications and their stupidity, their rottenness and vileness, God says, “Moses I’ve had my stomach full,” just like today.
I’m nauseated. I want to bring up. I’m through with it. He said, “Moses stand back, I’ll kill the whole bunch and I’ll let you make a nation.”
Why the man could have got a hundred wives and God could have produced more out there in the Gentiles. He must have had fantastic virility, sexually and the whole bit because he was a hundred and twenty years of age and he looked through brass walls just about.
He didn’t need telescopes to go to the Promised Land. He could zero in. The man was as strong as a bull. That man strong, meek, said, “Lord, if you destroy them, you destroy me.” So God let them go.
But listen, the day that Korah, Dathan, Abiram said, “Moses, you’re kidding everybody. You’re smarting off. Let me tell you something. We’re holy and prophets, too, and God can speak to us.”
And he said, “Lord,” he said, “I’ll tell you what, Lord, if they’re right,” he said, “kill me: if I’m right, kill them.” Now what do you think of a prophet now? Some little sweet little nincompoop? That guy was tough. You think he wasn’t?
What about Paul? The Word of God, “Separate me, Paul and Barnabas, to the work where I’ve called them.” Then they got a council in Jerusalem and Barnabas goes up there and he gets led astray, Paul said, “Out!”
You know I used to quote history all the time, all history said, “Well, John fussed… it was Paul fussed with Barnabas about John Mark, because John Mark was kind of a mamma’s boy and he went home. He left the entourage, the missionary journey and he went home.”
Paul said, “We can’t stand little boys that got to go home to mamma.” Read you Bible and find out what happened. Barnabas got led astray and Paul said, “Out!”
Well you say, “Barnabas, dear boy, now Barnabas we love you and the Lord loves you, too, and He doesn’t mind a little circumcision because after all what is it? A little change in the Word?”
Our women wear slacks and don’t cut their hair or put on those shorts, take their clothes off until they’re a spectacle sexually and that’s the way they like it and men like it, too. I’m not going to say men don’t, come on don’t be idiots. So now you got the fat in the fire.
Men like it, women like it; they always have and always will, then God said, “I’ll just let you fall on your folly,” now you got a bunch of homos, both men and women. Yuck!
You talk about a mess pot of ungodly filth this hour as never… never has the world been as rotten as it is because they haven’t had the five billion people; now they got an intensity. Governments and everything run by.
“Oh, it’s okay, we’ll just change this here and change that there.”
And Moses said, “Look it, they’ll die or I’ll die.”
I want to ask you one question. Why do you think Jesus died? For your sins and mine? For one word of unbelief, because He was the Lamb crucified before the foundation of the world and He was spoken of in the Garden of Eden.
See, yet people think that they can get away with it. I want you to see the power of a prophet and to understand what God is doing and this is the tragic thing because when Jesus came on the scene he fulfilled every single Scripture concerning Himself, and they couldn’t take it, because they’d been taught wrong.
And there’s some of you this morning that are having a battle because you’ve been taught wrong. The best candidates are Methodists who didn’t go to church and Baptists that never went to church and above all Catholics who did go to church and all they heard was a babbling in Latin.
They didn’t have anything to contend with in the first place. You got open minds and I’m one of the few Pentecostals of the five billion people of this earth and the millions and millions of Pentecostals whose mind has been radically changed around.
The rest of them can’t do it. Hardly one can do it. The battle always lies there. They can’t listen to Brother Branham. There’s no way they can hear vindicated prophet because the little black book is there.
Like Junior Callahan talked to his dad, I shouldn’t have mentioned his name perhaps but… you don’t know him anyway, nobody else knows. Junior tells the story himself. He tried to show what Brother Branham said, he said…, Junior said, “It’s in the Bible.”
He said, “Forget your Bible, son, I got my little black book here.”
I don’t think he even knows the man who wrote the book. It was a great big Pentecostal big shot down in Prince Edward Island, he sure doesn’t like me because, see, I wrote concerning the serpent seed like Brother Branham never did write and never did preach.
But we collaborated so he knew what was in the book, I did a lot of research for him and I knew about cellular therapy, I’ve known it for twenty years, fifty years or so, almost fifty years.
And they said, “There’s no such thing,” because you got a bunch of fathead doctors who say there isn’t but there is. Cellular therapy has been used for years and years, being used in Europe and the American doctors don’t want it.
And what did they send from America over here to Chernobyl with all the trouble over there? They sent over the cells of prenatal animals from Los Angeles produced in America that American doctors won’t use that are curing the people in Chernobyl that were dying.
You didn’t know that did you? I’m telling you. I got the proof of it. I said, “It shows you there’s an affinitive between animal and man,” and look it, anybody knows that except the stupid person that thinks he’s spiritual. Darwin knew it.
Prenatal brain cells will go to your brain. That’s right. Eanes found this in a woman who was inadvertently literally destroyed by a doctor who cut out the parathyroids accidently.
She went into convulsions having a terrible time and Eanes said, “Well, my God,” he said, “I don’t know what I can do. I haven’t got time to get a fetus somewhere, so I’ll just take… I’ll just be able to…” Well, he took the closest to a newborn he could get it.
I think it might have been a fetus, I’m not sure now, but he didn’t have time to use the centrifuge and all the methods he could have used, so he just sliced it off real fine and then he gave her… what he could I guess, took the juice of it and gave her shots, and she stopped her paroxysms, her convulsions, and they thought well this will help her for awhile but she will die but she didn’t die and he knew he had really discovered something.
But your American doctors can’t have it. So, what did this guy do? He went to some MD in Canada and the guy said, “Oh no, it can’t be done.”
He’s the same as that guy in the Methodist church over there in Spencerville, Ohio because a Jew doctor told him that an osteopath was not the same as an MD plus.
An osteopath can do every single thing an MD can plus, and they got colleges that recognize it, but that doctor stood there and that preacher believed it.
So Paul said, “Barnabas, out!” And Moses said, “Let them die. I’m not dying, not this time. I’ll die some other way but not this time.”
And they died and fire came in to destroy them and all their families lest there be a wrong seed in Israel. Oh yes, the gates of hell are against and all hell is against one man being God’s emissary, one man that you look to at a juncture time.
One man, not two men, not three, not four, not a church, not a presbytery, not a senate, not a consortium of some kind, not a duel, no, a sole. Hell hates it. You think I don’t know that? Come on.
I’m talking to a dear sweet old man, say, “Well, what… Brother Branham doing so-and-so.”
“Well, Brother Vayle, I’ve got something, too.”
What has he got? What have you got? Somebody got healed because you prayed. Did you heal them? “Well, Brother Vayle, I prophesied.”
I want to ask you a question. Did your prophecy bring the thing to pass or was God going to do it anyway and let you in on it? How stupid can we get? How stupid is our thinking? One man; God uses one man, not a group.
You can have a complete revelation; I can have one, you can’t give it to anybody, you can teach it and so you should, you should tell it, you should be a missionary, end time Evangelism, but you can’t give it. There’s no way. See? Because God is the same yesterday, today and forever.
And what does that signify? It signifies that God uses the method in the measure He has always used which is the prophet, so therefore, Elijah the prophet must come in order to restore.
How are you going to restore except there is a revelation and a manifestation that proves the revelation is correct that brings on the restoration? And who’s is going to do it? Some God’s got to talk to somebody.
There’s even a breach in the Bible. Close up the books, seal it. He let Daniel go so far, seal it. Christ came, he opened the book, he went so far, seal it. Who’s going to open it?
The Lamb brings the book and says here, “The Seals are ripped off.” That scene was in heaven. But the scene on earth was the thunders, and then the scene went back and said, “Seal not the sayings of this book, the prophecy of this book for the time is at hand.”
So therefore, the book is unsealed for the last time and cannot be sealed. I want to ask you a question. What happens when the book finally is unsealed? “Well,” you say, “that’s got to be the Seven Thunders, anybody knows that.
And anybody knows the book that’s open has got to be Revelation.” I want to ask you a question. Who’s going to bring it? One person, that’s all. How’s it going to be done? Well, how does God ever do anything? Prophet.
Now those are simple statements, axioms, categorically, sound, simple, but you see it’s the simple things that go over everybody’s head, they can’t get it.
Like I read here, the gates of hell, what’s it against? It is a spiritual revelation of Christ being here now. Now spiritual revelation does me, “Oh, I got a beautiful thought, very spiritual, I believe He’s here.”
Hogwash! He is here and you got to know from God that He’s here. He didn’t say here’s a little ethereal thing that will tickle your fancy, honey, want to think about something sweet? Hm, hm, hm. Oh, come on.
That He’s here now and the same yesterday and today and forever. That’s what it’s against. It’s against God and His prophet. And those that see or think they see can get it all garbled but there’s a group that can and does see and they don’t get it garbled.
You can do what you want about it. I know I’m doing what I want about it. I’m standing pat a hundred percent with what Brother Branham said.
Before he died he said, “Lee Vayle is the only ministry that understands me and my ministry.” And I believe it and I don’t believe I’m the only one today, not by a jugful but I’m going to stand on what he said.
And he never was Jesus Christ. When we went that night when such a spirit so strong in the room in Iowa, up there in Waterloo, Iowa sounded like he was saying he was Jesus Christ. I found out that people in that building were saying he was Jesus Christ.
And when I said, “Brother Branham, people call you Jesus Christ, did you know that?”
He said, “I know that.” He said, “Furthermore, they not only call me Jesus Christ they’ll baptize in my name and strike a metal saying, ‘William Branham is Jesus Christ’, but I’m not.”
I said, “You certainly are not.” I said, “I love you. I love you dearly as a brother, but,” I said, “you are not my Lord. You are not Jesus Christ. You did not die for me. You don’t live for me.”
He said, “Certainly not,” that cleared the air.
When I knew he was Elijah it was easy to go to the Book and just open the thing up. And I’m not making any thing of myself, I’m just telling you, I stand on that.
I stand on it that if I can see what he saw right to the degree I’m entitled to, understanding the way that God does things, I am entitled to the full revelation, understanding it, seeing the preeminence in his life, seeing restoration, and seeing me as a part of it because of him because he was the channel that God used.
Now gold is a mighty nice substance to have. I wish we all had a lot of it. It’s very handy, no problem against people that have a lot of gold but do you realize that somebody has got to get the gold out of ground, then they got to smelt the stuff up, then they got to put it in ingots or coins whatever way you want to put it in, then you and I can get it, perhaps.
What I’m trying to show you, everything in this light has a source to it and has a medium, and this complex society understands that, so it can’t get so simple as to put God in His government where God does a certain thing in a certain way and He doesn’t change it.
Now that God should come down like that having His picture taken over a prophet that’s no different from Mount Sinai because it’s the same God. It’s no different from Moses, from any of the great prophets, even those who did not confront the Pillar of Fire but had visions and heard voices and had dreams.
God did it that way. When it comes to today Moses, Paul, William Branham, that’s a different story, just those three. Now that’s Elijah which was truly to come which was to restore and he did restore.
[71-3] But His mystery is only revealed to His beloved Bride. That’s the only one could see it.
Could see what? What the gist is all about. God and His prophet, like William Branham, I said so many times, on the Deep Calleth to the Deep, “Do you believe me to be God’s prophet? Not a prophet of God, not even a prophet from God, both those are true but the thrust is not there.
The thrust is God’s prophet which is in contradistinction to every other prophet that God has and He could have a hundred of them.
But the minute that one of those prophets would rise up against that prophet would show he was merely anointed like the Korah, the Dathan, the Abiram and the Balaam, and the Bible distinctly says, “That even Jannes and Jambres would repeat as well as Balaam and Korah and Dathan.”
Listen, you realize what that means? In the time of Moses there was just one old hot shot Balaam, just one to attract your attention, to be out there with his sideshow, oh truly anointed of God, don’t mistake me there, his prophecy was genuine.
Then you get now to the time, just Korah and Dathan, and you look at the time of Jannes and Jambres, just two of them. One at a time, one at a time. Jannes and Jambres, they had their day, out. Balaam had his day, out. Korah and Dathan had their day, out.
Today we got them all. You don’t just have one at a time, you got Jannes and Jambres, you got the Balaam, you got the Korah and Dathan, you got the whole mess.
You got the whole mess of false prophets, you got the whole mess of false teachers, so therefore, you got the whole mess of false evangelists, and false apostles, and false pastors.
The Bible speaks every… place, Jeremiah: is your false pastor nailed down, all through Scripture you can see those men laid out there that His mystery is only revealed to His beloved Bride and that’s the only one who could see it.
[71-3] He said, “Well did Isaiah speak of you, you hypocrites, you snake in the grass. You go out here and say, ‘Oh,… great holy prophets, we mark their tombs; we polish them.'”
And what is he saying that for? Why did Jesus say that? He said, “I stand here as that prophet.”
Now you go back and you say all the good things about Moses and Elijah, pardon me, and especially Isaiah, they sawed him asunder with saws, put Jeremiah in prison, poor old Daniel got in trouble too over there in Babylon, all the prophets.
Look at Amos and you go through the whole Bible, they persecuted the prophets, they chained them, they stoned them, they sawed them asunder, they killed them, imprisoned them, feed them with what they called ‘the bread of sorrows’.
Now these men standing there looking at the one that was prophesied of that was to do the work of His hour which was redemption, the great One Moses spoke of, they looked at him and said, “Well, look at all these men back there, we know about them, we revere them, we’ve got their Word. Who are you anyway?”
He said, “Moses spoke of me. I’m fulfilling the Scripture.”
“Oh,” they said, “Forget it, kill him. Get him out of the way.”
Now, what did Jesus say?
[71-3] …”You’re the ones that put them in there.”
Why did he say they put them in there? They didn’t live back there; it’s the same spirit. It’s the same spirit. The spirit has gone on and on and on.
Now look it, let me tell you something. Let me get this across to you. Do you realize there is such a thing as the false church having a plan that it can secretly know and for hundreds of years wait patiently knowing that one day they’re going to have what they want?
Now if you don’t think the Jews don’t understand that and the Roman Church doesn’t understand it, you don’t understand anything, you’re just little babies yet. When I was twenty years of age or less a book fell into my hands by Phillip called The Black Pope.
He didn’t have it all right but he had this understanding and he let us know that all through history that church would sit back and wait for its hour, and they’ve done it and they’re going to do it, and they’re going to keep on doing it, but the Bride also knows her hour.
And today we have discernment and understanding to know which is which and what is what. Now listen! Israel has stood the test of time for two thousand years waiting to get back and they’re back.
And the Roman Church has waited for its almost two thousand years and pretty soon all the Protestants will be back in them and already she claims every Protestant that’s baptized in Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
So, if you’ve got that baptism you better change it or you’re a convert to the Catholic church and don’t even know it. You may protest and say what you want but I’m going to tell you something, child, you belong to them.
You got their doctrine. Baptism in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ is the only thing you will find in the Bible, the prophet said so. “See, we don’t believe in the prophet.” Well, that’s too bad. You see, you just lost God’s way. All right.
[71-3] Same thing they’d say to the Catholic churches in their day. When they were sent the prophets of the old–the Old Testament before they had Nicaea, [Now he’s talking about the Nicaea Council now where the prophets went up there]
…Rome, up there… let those old prophets come out of [the wilderness]… eating their grubs and things [you know, like John the Baptist]… not even with clothes on, [not good clothes]… skins wrapped around them and they tried to stand for the truth of the Bible…
[But what did the church want at that time under Constantine?]… the… church wanted their intellectual conception. [The Catholic Church did, Protestants the same thing.]… There came St. Irenaeus, Polycarp, Martin, all the rest of them.
And what did they do? They put them in the tomb: [Just ignored them or killed them or let them die.]… put them in the tomb: Joan of Arc, St. Patrick and the rest of them. They put them in there, and now come back and whiten the walls like they did of Joan of Arc. What did they do? They put them in there.
In other words, they killed them, they disregard or anything else, wouldn’t listen. And remember, what they did to Joan of Arc; they burned her at the stake, called her a witch, then a hundred and fifty years later they dug up the bones of the priests that did it and threw them in the river.
Don’t you see they did what Israel did? Couldn’t tell what was going on. And if the world goes on now it’s going to be too late when they wake up to what happened on this earth.
Don’t think for one minute the records aren’t here, brother/sister, this wasn’t done in a corner. You think maybe South Africa has got its troubles right now because they literally turned Brother Branham down once they received him, thirty thousand converts in one time.
Hundreds of thousands of healings, literally as far as I know, at least thousands of thousands. It took truckloads of just in one city you know, truckloads and truckloads of crutches and wheelchairs and things and people followed behind, as far to demonstrate the power of God.
Do you think the people… what… maybe they’re going through that now because they’re rejected. They’re a dead old church. Protestants, not Catholics, Protestants.
Don’t worry about the Catholics. Worry about the Protestants. Catholic church may be the biggest church in America, biggest church in the world but that doesn’t mean a thing, you know, after all if you had a guy that lived… could lift eight hundred pounds, you know, what would you care if he had five guys that could only lift five hundred?
So, what I’m trying to show you there that the Protestant church they’ve got little guys running around that lift a lot of weight, but the Catholic church is the one that really has the great weight, but you know as long as you lift… as long as you got something going for you nobody worries.
So, you got the Protestants in the same boat the Catholics are because they think we’re doing some great thing and so they just go along. They just go along. Well, we carry our weight, we can do this, we can do that but it’s not going to count before God.
Now I… now listen, William Branham says,
[72-1] Now I say as… His Spirit calls unto you, “whited walls, you hypocrites, calling yourself something when you take the intellectual conception of men and leave the Word go instead of becoming impregnated with the Seed of God, the Word in you. You’ve taken every other hybridized seed instead.”
Now that’s what William Branham said of this hour. You say, “Well, I don’t think William Branham should have said that.”
Well, if it’s the same Spirit of Christ in this hour working through a man was when Jesus was on earth, he has to say it or he sure couldn’t be that prophet.
If he’s the same stature of caliber of Moses and Paul there’s only one place he can take exception and that’s with the Word, no other place. See, he doesn’t care about anything else.
[72-1] No wonder she sat as a whore, because she commits spiritual fornication, teaching the people the things of men and not the things of… God. But He said, “Fear not, little flock, it’s your Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom.” That’s right. Certainly. There we have it.
Then how’s he going to get completely restored? By the Word of God.
[72-3] The Bible in Revelations said this great city reigned over all the kings of the earth, she said she was a whore. What is that? A woman that claims to be a lady and commits fornication. She had a cup in her hand of toast to the world…
Now what does it mean she’s got a cup in her hand and a toast? It means she’s celebrating something and they’re admiring her. She’s celebrating. She says, “I’ve got it.” Rome controls the gold. What they don’t control they soon will. See? All right.
…filled with the filthiness of the abominations of her fornications.
In other words, wrong doctrines and the wrong ways of going. She’s got the world endorsement. Right now America says, “We’re going to channel the money for the people around the world that are in need through the Catholic church and the Protestants can help.”
That’s maybe why Regan went to Rome to make sure he’s going to get a cut from the pope. I don’t know. Pope, I’ll take care of you; you take care of me. Well, the Bible said that’s the way to do things. If you haven’t got God that’s the way to do things.
Remember, the unjust steward, that defrauded his master, he was careless and all, and he got his master, people owing him money, money, money, so the guy that owed five hundred gallons of oil, he said, “Hey, I’ll tell you what,” he said, “write down a hundred and fifty,” he said.
Write that, they came by, he said, “What’s happening?” He said, “Boys, I take care of you, you take care of me. Scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours.” I don’t know what they’re doing. You better believe something like that’s going on.
[72-3] And she had daughters: the Protestant churches. And… every one came out with her… out of her with their same false doctrines,… baptisms, and… shaking hands instead of the baptism of the Holy Ghost, and… false doctrine of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost… all of that instead of taking the Name of the… Bridegroom and so forth… You say, “That doesn’t make any difference.” It does.
[72-4] Listen. [He said,] If I put my name on a check and say, “the Reverend,” or “the Minister,” or so forth, that won’t cash anything. That’s right. It’s turned down at the bank.
[72-5] Notice, All right. But all this mystery is revealed only as He promised to His Bride. Hell is against this truth of the revelation of this mystery. But the Bride is standing on it. That’s Her stand.
What is that great mystery now? The… Christ is the mystery of God revealed.
The presentation of revelation, preeminence proving it is the correct revelation knowing this is going to get you back to where you started and should have ended up as the Seed of God, right back to the heart and mind of God, one with Him, right to New Jerusalem.
It’s going to get you there. Now since nothing else is going to get you there. You see why I cannot condone what many people believe Brother Branham’s going to come back, can do this and do that.
Sure, he’ll come back and do certain things. What it is don’t ask me and I’m not interested. This is what it’s all about, it will be a furtherance of a revelation as Jesus came back from the dead and He revealed to them the things of the kingdom if it was necessary.
But by that time I can tell you this, brother/sister, whatever comes by the time the dead come out of the world you better believe the next thing is going to be all in the supernatural because it’s all over.
So, whatever comes let it come. I don’t understand some things but this I do know this is where we stand today, you receive this, don’t look forward tomorrow, don’t worry about the Shout… the Voice that raises the dead, you worry about the Shout.
Now, all right. That’s her stand.
[72-6] Why do you hunger, Church? Why do you thirst? It’s the Father trying to reveal this hidden secret to you, but you let… [Now watch! Here’s the warning I wanted to give you.]… you let so many things get it out of you.
You let your job, you let your wife, you let your husband, you let your children, you let the cares of the world, you let… some pastor, you let somebody else get that out of you, when you know that way down in your heart you’re… thirsting, hungry. It’s God trying to reveal it to you,… the revelation. The last day is here.
Now he said, what you’re looking for… I’m going to close in saying this, about Brother Branham went to Brother Moore’s, the man that wrote The Herald of Hope, the best magazine ever written in America for many, many years on the things of the Lord.
And all the time his magazine screamed, “Oh God, send the prophet.” I know because I had them for years. “Oh God, send the prophet. Oh God, send the prophet.”
And the prophet was right in the man’s house, talked with the man and his wife, and in the next edition, “Oh God, send the prophet.”
“Well, I sent you him.”
“But not that one, Lord.”
You know they did the same thing about Jesus. Spiritually speaking they could not have known if a baloney was growing on their nose. It’s true. If I make you laugh, it’s okay.
You laugh at yourself, too, it’s good for you. He didn’t know. Brother, they could have bumped into a wall which they were bumping into a wall, didn’t even know it.
It’s just like the fellow one day going down the street paying no attention, he bumped into a telephone pole, and he began swearing and he looked and saw the telephone pole, “Oh, excuse me.”
He’d cuss a man out but he wouldn’t cuss the telephone pole out. And they’ll cuss the prophet out and apologize to a church system.
They’ll turn their back on a prophet with all kinds of terrible expressions of disdain and rejection and turn right around and embrace the harlot system, the telephone pole. Bumped right into it and turned down the things of God.
Brother Branham said, “People are hungry for the Elijah ministry.” They’re hungering for this thing the same as Brother Moore was. I believe the man has passed on, poor fellow.
He might have belonged to another age; I don’t know. But I know one thing, brother/sister, it’s a pretty strong statement concerning the times when a man can pray and in this prayer literally around the world, “Oh God, send us a prophet,” as Israel cried for a Messiah, and then crucify him.
William Branham was not crucified; there was no need for it, because the Bible said, “They’ll crucify to themselves Christ,” and Brother Branham was not Christ except in a very, very limited sense of the word that he brought forth that Word. See?
They turned down that Word; they crucified to themselves the Word of God afresh, Christ and put Him out entirely. And that’s what they did and this is what the gates of hell is against.
This very basic purely simple thing, the Elijah ministry, God and His prophet and that prophet so inextricability linked to Almighty God that there could not be revelation based upon preeminence or manifestation bringing us restoration except for that.
And yet men say, “No, I can’t take it.” They couldn’t take one man in Jesus day; they couldn’t take one man in Paul’s day, they couldn’t take that one man in Moses’ day. They can never take one man. They can’t take him now.
Now I’m standing here and telling you, look, this is where I stand in this pulpit. I cannot tell you how to stand but I hope you stand a hundred percent and listen to the warning here, don’t let anything get this out of you.
Don’t let anybody take this from you. I preached now twenty-three sermons on it to bring you to that thought; don’t let anybody get it out of you.
One man, that truth based upon the knowledge that He is here with His prophet and it’s the same yesterday, today and forever. It hasn’t changed and it’s not going to change that this is it.
You’re not looking at a pipedream anymore; you’re looking at reality. And if this isn’t it, live or die, sink or swim, what do you want anyway?
Kind heavenly Father, we close again today thanking You for the time we’ve had in fellowship Lord, and I pray, Father as the thing gets simpler and simpler we might realize as never before how simple it all is.
Just like Father, we realize that if the blood of bulls and goats could look forward to the death and sacrifice of the blood of Jesus Christ, the washing of a pot and pan could absolve people Lord, to know that they would stand there having believed in that first Resurrection.
How much more then Lord, will there be a people who simply under no condition can miss out at this end time where they’re going to walk right into immortality, right up to a Wedding Supper, right up to the New Jerusalem, never having lost one breath, or one heartbeat so to speak or one wink of the eye, whatever Lord, not one second of consciousness not one moment Lord, but walking right into it, right where You wanted them and where You want them now.
We know this is the most wonderful thing that people could… could contemplate and this has been laid out in your way. Help us, Father, to begin to receive Your way as never before in order that we may receive the full results of it.
Now Father, we commend every single person in this building unto You and to Your care, and Father in heaven, I don’t believe I said one thing that was remiss, one thing out of line, I don’t believe I did but if I did, Father, I pray You’ll give grace to correct it and help us so that we might correct anything that’s a little bit misunderstood in any way shape and form because we want the people to help, have all the help they possibly can have to grow up in the strength of this message for this hour.
And Father we know it all lies in it because that’s where it’s got to be, transformation even lies in it. We believe that Father, today, we thank You for it. You’ve showed it unto us, declare it unto us and we believe it.
Now unto the King Eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God be all power and honor and glory through Jesus Christ our blessed Savior. Amen.
‘The Lord bless you.’