Easter Seal #05My Doctrine Is Not Mine
Shall we pray.
Heavenly Father, we just would pray in faith Lord, and hope, and whatever else it might be, that Your reality of Your Presence would prevail upon us, Lord, and overcome, not just overshadow, but overcome every other thought, and all things in our lives, Lord, to realize we’re in the Presence of the most High God, Pillar of Fire leading somebody, a Bride into the Millennium.
Lord, these things are true, we know that they’ve been vindicated, when all else around is sinking sand and theory and philosophy and everything is so vain, O God.
Yet we have reality, and sometimes we don’t realize its so real, in fact we know we don’t realize it’s real, help us to come to the place Lord where it prevails upon us and we become subject to it and its all pervasive and so that we really know Your Presence in a way we have not known, in the Name of Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.
You may be seated.
Now we’re on Easter Seal #5, and in order to continue our series where we would usually begin to read at paragraph 74, we want to recall to our minds that Brother Branham began to go into this subject in the following manner. I’m making a recap so to bring us up to date.
One: he made Easter synonymous with the resurrection. And we all know why he did this. It is because he took advantage of a special occasion to turn men to the truth of the resurrection itself and especially its place in this hour.
Number two: the resurrection was God’s Own Seal, or manifested proof of His veracity as set forth by vindicated prophets to the end that the true believer was now confirmed in his relationship destiny with God in an irrevocable covenant of predestinated finalized grace. In other words that summed it up and proved it.
Number three: as surely as three follows number two in numerics, so it is true that item number three must follow item number two, and that is Jesus arose and became the Executor or the assurety of His Own will. The grace that we have given us is ours and it’s absolutely assured to us because Jesus lives, we live also, and He said, “I am the resurrection and the life.”
Number four: when Jesus shed His blood for us, and the life departed from Him, that blood scattered sin for the believer until there was no evidence of sin, and the life of Jesus then could come back upon the believer as the baptism with the Holy Ghost or the rebirth as it is also called. And that’s where Brother Branham used over here in Romans 8:11.
(11) But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
The Spirit of Christ dwelling in us was the absolute proof that our bodies would be raised up; God would do it, the same as was done for the Son.
Number five: now then this baptism of the Holy Spirit becomes or is the essentiality of the resurrection to us, and thereby we are now sealed and have passed from death unto life, or into life, it doesn’t matter which way you put it, and shall never come into the judgment as do the wicked, and are even now assured, actually irrevocably sealed unconditionally from this point on into the resurrections of our body, as it says over in Ephesians 1:13,14, after he’s made the complete summation of the absolute irrevocable will of God, God having made this plan, predestinated us to it, and then to assure us that it would be consummated.
In verse 13, he says:
(13) In whom ye also trusted, [now remember you’re trusting in Him for every single thing that’s laid out there,] after ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise,
(14) Which is the [guarantee] of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
In other words it has now become unconditional and irrevocable. It’s entirely up to God to deliver the one that He has sealed. And of course you find people want to put strings on that, but there’s no way you can put strings on it.
Number six: you will have noticed already that Brother Branham has given another meaning to the word ‘seal’. He is now using the word ‘seal’ as the actual life of Christ, the true baptism with the Holy Ghost or the rebirth. In doing so he cries out against the church union as anti-Christian union. In other words church joining is not the answer, it is becoming in union with Jesus Christ through the baptism with the Holy Ghost.
So we’re going to start and read paragraph 70, and of course continue, and we hear him in his hour and message of Malachi 4, Revelation 10 to fulfill Revelation 18:4. So let me repeat that.
We’re going to read a few paragraphs and we’ll hear him in his hour, that’s this hour, his hour, William Branham, prophet of God, and the Message, who he’s the messenger of Malachi 4, “Behold I send you Elijah the prophet,” Revelation 10:7, the one standing upon the earth when the mighty One comes down, to fulfill Revelation 18:4, “Come out of her, My people.”
All right, so we go to page 15, and we begin.
Easter Seal, 04-10-65
[15-2] Now, when this Holy Spirit, represented as an eagle flying over the land, finds the believer… [fulfills the Scripture that] “No man can come to Me. [That’s of himself.] No man can come to Me even if he wants to come. All [or only all that] the Father has given Me will come to Me, but no man [on his own] can come by himself.” It isn’t your own thinking, or your drawing to God. It is God drawing you. “All that Father has given Me will come to Me.”
[15-3] Now, the Holy Spirit is here on earth, looking for those individuals that God has ordained to Life in this age. And as soon as He finds It, It does just like It did on Jesus Christ, the great super Son of God, He redeems us all. It comes down and takes Its place of abode within the human life.
[15-4] Now, notice. Brought the quickening power… Now, that quickening power that came upon Jesus quickened Him to manifest every promise of the Word of that day. So does the Holy Spirit that comes upon us in this day. It’s not a mockery holy spirit, [or it’s not a mockery of the Holy Spirit, in other words it’s not a fraudulent Holy Spirit, you’re] not the devil mocking the Holy Spirit, but it’s the real true Holy Spirit, it’ll manifest the promise of this hour.
Now in there of course he said if it’s a genuine Spirit of God, it’s gonna manifest the promise of this hour.
[15-5] When It fell upon Luther, [that’s the Seal, or the Holy Spirit, fell upon Luther,] It manifested that promise of that hour. [And you find that of course in Revelations 3:1-5.] When It fell upon Wesley, It manifest the promise of that hour. [And that’s Revelation 3, and pretty well the seventh verse, and it talks about the missionary hour and so on, we might look at it.]
When It falls in this day, It manifests the promise of this hour. When It fell upon Moses, It manifested the promise of that hour. When it fell upon Noah, It manifested the promise of that hour. When It fell upon Jesus, It manifests the promise of that hour. See? It’s the Holy Spirit coming down to quicken, make alive those people that are foreordained of God to be in the rapture. That is, if he’s a true eagle, he will understand the message of the hour: if he’s a true eagle.
[15-6] Now, the little eagle probably in the barnyard was eating all right, but he knew it wasn’t exactly right. But when he heard the truth, he received the truth.
Now we want to stop here, and as I’ve already read these paragraphs, I did it on purpose because I mentioned last April 7, I guess it was when we took the service with you, that I saw in paragraph 70 and in 71 the fact of 2 Thessalonians 1:7 to 2 Thessalonians 2:1, where in the last day:
(07) [Those that] are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall [descend] from heaven [you know,] with His mighty angels,
(08) In flames of fire taking judgment on them that know not… the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: [nor obey it.]
And so on right down to the place where it says:
(01) …[now] by our gathering together unto him,
And also in the 71st paragraph I brought out the same thought there, running it along in parallel, and then of course into paragraph 72 and so on.
Now to comment on these let me say that Brother Branham’s commission, of which he spoke hundreds of times was based on the prophetic utterance given on June 11, 1933, as the seventeenth person was being baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ in the Ohio River down at the foot of Spring Street in Jeffersonville, Indiana.
And so the Message came forth, “As John the Baptist foreran the first coming of Christ, so your Message will forerun the second coming of Christ.”
Now Brother Branham always referred to the fact of his Message, he always said he had a Message, and he buttressed his claim for the need of one for this hour by saying Moses, and you find it here, never used Noah’s message, and Jesus did not use Moses’ message, so in this hour William Branham had a new Message for a specific hour in which he lived and we are living.
And you’ll notice he always referred to it as a juncture, a very, very special time.
Now on the Rapture tape he said, “There’s no such thing as a true healing revival unless there is a new Message,” because God does not vindicate the same old tired, drawn-out, dying message. There would be no need for it.
Then in 1962, he categorically defined his Message when he said, “My ministry is to declare that He is here.”
Now declare means, and I’m using the scriptural word, even as I’m sure Brother Branham was led by the Holy Spirit, means ‘to lead forth and make clear by words’. It’s to literally educate the people, give them a thorough knowledge. And so that is what he did.
Now here’s my point, what I’m driving at. This end time Message mentioned in paragraph 73, runs solidly with Scripture, as in Deuteronomy 4:2.
And you go back to Deuteronomy 4:2, you don’t need to, but he tells you, as they’re going into the land, Moses warns the people, God through Moses warns the people, you do not dare add to the Word or take away from the Word.
There can be no changing of that Word, because the Word is the Word of God, and it is positively not the Word of Moses. You will notice that Paul takes great pains to bring forth the same thought, the same premise in Galatians 1:6, when he says:
(06) I [am surprised you] are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of [Messiah] unto another gospel:
(07) Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
Now Paul is the one who brought them into the gospel, so he’s talking about himself I think in more particular than he’s talking about Jesus. Many people would try to put this on Jesus, but it’s true but it’s not true in my understanding.
(08) But though we, or an angel from heaven, [notice though I, or an angel from heaven,] preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
Now remember the blessings and the cursings we dealt with from Deuteronomy. If you stay in the Word, the blessings are yours. If you step outside the Word, you cannot expect the blessings, the cursings will come.
You yourself might saved by fire, but you’re treading on dangerous ground to leave the Word, because that’s what happened to Eve when she got out from behind the Word, she let Satan get into her mind, and from that time on everything just went into chaos.
And also you’ll notice in Revelations 22:10, when the Seals are opened and the Book is in its final form of revelation as is declared in 1 Corinthians 13 and in Hebrews 6, it goes on to verses 18 and 19, that if you add to the Book, the great tribulation plagues will come upon you, and if you take away from the Book, your name will be taken out of the Book of Life.
Now that shows that there’s a very dangerous possibility the foolish virgin will add to the Book and get the plagues and all die. They’ll be bumped off and destroyed.
But you see those that take away from the Word, they are going to have it worse still, and they will take away from the Word. Their names will go off, there’s not doubt in that very last time.
Now so my point is this in bringing this to you, can Brother Branham change this sermon Easter Seal? There you are. Can he change this Easter Seal to not mean a hundred percent his Message, which is to declare that He is here?
Well you say, “Brother Branham is a nice sweet guy playing tiddlywinks.”
Now I’d used some very bad language right now, to shock the living daylights out of you. But I’ll just say what Peter said, “Your money perish with you.” And you know what the real translation is, to perdition with your money, and you know what perdition is, it’s a nice word for hell.
Now I know people don’t like this kind of preaching, you can go home if you want to. But you had better put yourselves on the spot and know this, that man is no more from God and that Pillar of Fire no more from God than I am from the moon and a Texas longhorn does a millionaire oil man, if he can change one word of this vindicated Message. All right?
You bet your sweet life I’m right. Because I’m not making mistakes. I got this all a few days ago, I know what I’m talking about.
Can William Branham not end up accursed, if he changes the Word? The answer is he is cursed. If he veers from the new Message and goes back into the old understanding and vernacular, he is worse than a hypocrite.
He is harder than anybody outside of the devil. And he is a destroyer of himself and mankind, and he’s no more a prophet of God than I am Rockefeller come back to life with billions of dollars.
Now that lays it right on the line. And I cannot pussyfoot; it’s got to be the truth. Now this is why you hear me preach as I preach every single sermon, I look for the Message.
And if he can preach vindicated like Paul and Jesus, Noah, but we don’t know much about it, and Moses, then veer from it, the answer is no, it’s impossible that this man could veer from the Message.
Now listen, the only way for you and me to neither add nor take and thereby be accursed is to know the doctrine. Because if you don’t know the doctrine, you don’t know whether you’re coming or going. You won’t know if you’re veering.
Now let’s begin looking at this, and we’ll go to John 7. We read verses 14-17,
(14) Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught.
(15) And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?
(16) [And] Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.
(17) If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.
(18) He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.
And always the checkpoint is: how do people react to the man bringing that Message? They hate his guts. And they come against him. He’s a heretic. He’s in heresy. He can’t be believed. “Why, what’s one man? This great company called ‘us’?”
Let me tell you, brother/sister, the nation crucified Jesus. I don’t care who was the one that wielded the hammer and took the sword, that’s immaterial.
Now you’ll notice the definition here. “My doctrine is not mine.” Paul the Apostle said the same thing. Moses said the same thing. Jeremiah said the same thing. There wasn’t one prophet didn’t say the very same thing.
Now let’s go to John 18.
(19) [Then] the high priest asked Jesus of his disciples, and of his doctrine.
(20) [And] Jesus answered him, I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort; and in secret have I said nothing.
You notice prophets just don’t go and consort with one or two people, their children or somebody else, and give them the good news. Everything they say must be in the open or its not worth a plug nickel, when it comes to doctrine. Do you understand what I’m saying? A lot of people don’t.
You say, Well Brother Vayle you’ve said things that Brother Branham said to you.” Personally! Say, “What about the fact then he told you it was polygamy?” He’d already said it in pulpit and hadn’t defined it! He’s the one that put it in question in the open over the pulpit.
So I said, “What did you mean? Why did you say what you said?”
“Well, he said, in my thinking, that’s polygamy.”
Exactly what Lamsa says in the Lamsa translation from the Aramaic. But he did not preach his doctrine privately; neither can any prophet preach a private doctrine. Which doesn’t only mean he’s got a private revelation, but he wants to give it privately!
He gets out in pulpit, and he’s vindicated previously, giving the authority to speak as Jesus both began to do before he taught. As Moses began to do before he taught, as Paul began to do before he taught, as William Branham began to do before he taught. Giving him the right.
(21) Why askest thou me? ask them which heard me, what I have said unto them: behold, they know what I said.
(22) And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, Answerest thou the high priest so?
(23) [And] Jesus answered him, If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil: but if well, why smitest thou me? [Who did the persecuting? Old big mouth that led the religious group.]
(24) And Annas sent him bound [and so on.]
Let’s go to Romans 6:17.
(17) But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered unto you.
(17) Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
(14) That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine,
In other words that is doctrine which is unvindicated, carried about, every wind of doctrine. In other words it’s not solid rock, it can’t stand. It can’t stand the test of prophecy, like Joe Smith with his Mormonism.
The idiots that preach and talk about theosophy, the Hindu, the Eastern baloney cut Western style and fed to the people. Especially the health nuts and the chiropractors, they have their anthology, and the little things they try to teach you, to snare you. I can talk about that sometime, want to ask me a question, I explain a lot of it to you.
(14) …by sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
We continue with 1 Timothy 1:3-4.
(03) As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went to Macedonia, thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine,
(04) Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in [the] faith: so do.
What’s he telling them? Anything based upon vindication, which is ‘THUS SAITH THE LORD’ will do something for you. The rest will only mess you up.
(16) Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.
Not watch thee, but hear thee. Again in 6:1.
(01) Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed.
In Revelation 2, in the church ages, notice what happened at the very outset. Not in the first age, but in the 2nd chapter, verse 14, which takes you into the 3rd.
(14) But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.
(15) So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.
Go back now to Matthew. And in Matthew 15:7-9.
(07) Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,
(08) This people draw nigh unto me with their mouth[s], and honour me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
(09) But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
In Colossians 2, I haven’t commented on that, but you don’t have to have it commented on, you can see the seriousness of it.
(20) Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances,
(21) (Touch not; taste not; handle not;
(22) Which are all to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men?
(23) Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will-worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh.
We go to 1 Timothy again, and 4:1-3.
(01) Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
(02) Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
(03) Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
The Catholic church still stands on it. In spite of their homosexual problems and their priests dying of AIDS, and the priests are now wanting to get married, everything else, so every hundred priests they’ve only got fifty-nine filling the ranks. Catholic church is gone. The whole thing’s a mess. See?
Okay with that we go to Hebrews 13, which is the last chapter of Hebrews, and this brings something to our minds, so let’s take a look at it.
(08) Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to-day, and for ever.
(09) Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.
In other words we’re looking at doctrine here in Hebrews 13, in the light of Ephesians 4:15. See at the end time He’s proved the same yesterday, today and forever through the vindicated prophet. That’s Hebrews 13:8.
Over in Ephesians 4:15 there is the hour that people are stabilized, where they cannot have false doctrine, but they’ll have absolutely irrevocably, a hundred percent unmitigated truthful doctrine. And they will have grown right up unto it.
The very Headship and they’ll not depart from it. And in Hebrews 6, at the time of the testing, when the two seeds are fully manifest in the spiritual realm of the days of the Son of man and the son of perdition, these people come to full headship in the obedience to the gospel while the others go down the drain.
Now that is exactly what you’re looking. Now what does the word ‘doctrine’ mean? It comes from the root word ‘instructor’ or ‘teacher’. Instructor or teacher. Therefore doctrine is teaching, and it must be as in John 7:14-17, “My doctrine is not my own.”
And as Paul said, “I did not get it from myself, I got it from God; this is not my message, and if I change one word, I will be cursed.”
All right. With it you have Revelation 10:1-7, which is the fact of the very Presence of God giving the Word again, and remember it is eyeball to eyeball! Remember Brother Branham quoting continuously Numbers 12.
When he spoke, he said, “Now I the Lord, if I raise up a prophet I speak to him in dreams and visions, with My servant Moses it is not so, but I will speak to him even apparently.” Which means eyeball to eyeball, mouth to mouth, lip to lip.
He said, “I will show myself, I will manifest myself, and I’ll speak right to him absolutely.” And Paul said the same thing. Jesus had the same thing, and William Branham had the same thing. So this is what we are looking at.
So therefore how in the world can there be a curse upon anybody who stays with the doctrine? Now the doctrine is the teaching! In other words you must be able to apprehend something. Now what is the trouble today in the world? Kids cannot be taught!
Number one there are no teachers, but there are a lot of gasbags that thing they’re wonderfully able to teach, because they got a lot of phony degrees which aren’t worth a plug nickel. I don’t have much use for teachers, there’s the odd one or two that’s pretty good.
I’ve got a niece that’s a well known teacher in Canada. My sister was a well known teacher in her field. Assisted in writing books with the big shots and all, they took everything Barbara said, and made it their own of course, that’s the way they do. Who cares about it? They can have it all. She’s got the Lord and that’s what counts.
See all right, now look. This is exactly what we are talking about is teaching.
Now since I took the liberty to use ‘declare’, as in John 1:18, “the only begotten hath declared Him,” which is absolutely brought Him out in a form of teaching, thoroughly exposed Him by words so that you have the picture exactly right, I now use the word ‘message’ as found in the Word.
All right, to do this we’re going to look at the Bible to find the word ‘message’. Now are you with me and understand what I’m saying? Or shall I repeat the whole thing over again, because you’re learning something tonight which ninety-nine percent in this Message don’t understand.
I’m sorry to say it, but I’d like to lock horns with just about any preacher and anybody and say, “Now stand right beside me and tell the people what I’m telling the people tonight, breaking it right down exactly as the prophet said.” And you will not be the same after tonight. You just won’t be.
Now if you are, that’s your tough luck. You never were right in the first place. Going to be honest with you. Now you may be a little quizzical [expression or behavior], but it’s the truth. Because this is so simple, and so absolutely direct, that if you haven’t got this, you don’t know what a message is all about or a vindicated prophet.
You could believe anything. See? Like the crazy Lutherans. Woman goes in amongst them, she’s a strip teaser. So she’s going to glorify God at the altar, she takes her clothes off and dances nude. How would you like to join in? You might as well.
I’m an awful guy, aren’t I? I mean what I’m saying, look, let’s get down to business here. Look it, hey, this is not some pipe dream or some kiddy stuff. See, listen I was around that man, so don’t try to tell me something different, which you wouldn’t anyway.
All right 1 John 1:5.
Now let’s look at this. Right after Peter 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.
Now you keep that in mind and watch the language. The language is this is the Message then which we have heard. And we are declaring it unto you.
Now the next thing that we’re going to look at is 1 John 3:11.
(11) This is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that [you] should love one another.
Now there are two different words used there. The first time John is speaking, he has signified that he has entered into the picture, and he’s telling you something that he knows as a person!
But over in 1 John 3, he is not telling you something he knows as a person, he is telling you something that is the message from God, it is not John, it is God! Do you understand what I’m saying? The words are different in the Greek.
In other words in John 1:5, there is the involvement of a man. In 1 John 3:11, it is the message as distinct from the man.
Now remember my language to Brother Branham, when he called me in. He said, “Lee, I just have to tell you, you’re introducing me wrong.”
“What’s the matter, Brother Branham? What is it?”
Well he said, “It is neither me nor my ministry that foreruns Christ. It is my Message.”
So I said, “Okay, Brother Branham. As John the Baptist foreran the first coming, John the Baptist, nobody but John the Baptist, absolutely that one person there; that was it. But now with you, William Branham no, John Doe no, it doesn’t matter, because the person’s not it, it’s the Message.”
He said, “That’s it.”
Right with the Scripture. I didn’t know my words were a hundred percent Bible till I sat down to make my notes up this afternoon, which I knew I had to write.
But you see how it comes? William Branham didn’t have one thing to do with that Message! It was a hundred percent the doctrine of God! Now like John he could use the hundred percent ‘THUS SAITH THE LORD’, the doctrine, and expound on it!
And we can do the very same thing, but you’d better know the doctrine. In other words what we are telling you, Message and messenger are one and yet they are not one, because remember Brother Branham said, he said, “The Elijah of this hour is the Lord Jesus Christ Himself,” denying that he was Elijah, yet saying at the same time that he was.
In other words, the person of William Branham, like the Apostle Paul, had no more to do with this end time revelation than nothing, as he himself said, “Isn’t it wonderful, just think, the same Pillar of Fire that brought the Word to Paul is here revealing it.”
Now let’s go to Matthew 11:10, and see these things which we are talking about. And then we’ll get into what Brother Branham was saying in his sermon. Okay, 11:10 we have:
(10) For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare [the] way before thee.
Now here is a messenger, and he is coming absolutely forth, and he is going to prepare the way.
You go to Luke 7:24.
(24) And when the messengers of John were departed, he began to speak unto the people concerning John, What [did you go] …out to see?
So you there you see right there you got a thought of messengers right there.
Now there’s a difference between the two of them actually, and yet the messengers that came from John, and difference is this of course they weren’t the same ordination, but you notice the messengers came from John, positively brought Word from John, and they had nothing of their own to bring. See?
That’s the way it was with John. When they said, “Who are you?”
He said, “I’m the voice of one crying in the wilderness.” He brought a Message.
Let’s go to James 2. Now this shouldn’t be puzzling to you, as you just take time to think it over.
James 2, I guess what I’m looking for here, I hope it is anyway, is 25:
(25) Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?
Now the messengers did not bring their own message. They had nothing to do with it. You know what I mean, as from themselves. They simply brought that Word.
Now over here in Revelation you get the very same thing again. 2:1 and all down the way.
(01) Unto the [messenger which is in] the church of Ephesus…
In other words there’s somebody going to bring something. But what he brings is not his own.
And so that’s exactly why Brother Branham equated the fact of the Message and the messenger being one on the grounds that it was God Himself doing it in the person of the one that was visible and bringing that Word to the individual.
Now if you go back and even take a look at Luther, you will find how perfect his understanding of justification was. I’ve never looked at Wesley to the extent I could ever look at sanctification because his was so muddled up. In no time, he was supposed to have said things he never did say.
But anyway these men here were not messengers in the sense that they were bringing their own message, they were simply forms that were used by God, the Holy Spirit, bringing the Word to the person.
So therefore when you’re talking about message and messenger being one and the same, you can’t put this in the lofty contents of the Bible, unless you realize that person is absolutely giving the true Word of God, and it has nothing to do with him as a person.
Now in the first church age, those that learned of Paul could stand there and do it, and those in the last church age can stand here and do it, but those in-between could not do it! They couldn’t do it. But they can do it today.
It was that life that came up through the church, finally restored back to Headship that allows the church to walk into immortality in the Rapture. Now this is what Brother Branham’s bringing out here, so let’s begin to watch it.
Now over here in 2 Corinthians, we’re gonna notice something here. It’s 11th chapter. In other words you’re absolutely associated by your message, and will be truly associated to who’s behind the message.
Now in 2 Corinthians 11:1-15, we find that these people listened to a wrong gospel, through a wrong spirit portraying a wrong Jesus. Now notice what Paul said about them in 13th verse:
(13) [They] are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
(14) And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
(15) Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
Now it tells you right here where evil comes from. The lie comes from the devil as it came through the serpent in the Garden of Eden. Now Paul says, “Listen, already those people are amongst you.
They pretend they’re the apostles of Christ, and they transform themselves into apostles, the same as the false prophets are wolves in sheep clothing.” But he said, “You watch and you will see that they are off the Word.” See?
Now they are fully identified with what they are teaching, and according to the source of that Word, they are the disciples and the children of it! So these false apostles, false prophets are the children of the devil. And the true ones, like Paul, are the children of God, and those that listen to them.
Now that’s just as clear as ABC, that gives you your revelation of the doctrine, what the evidence of the Holy Ghost is, a little different from Brother Branham, it’s the same thing.
Now in 2 Corinthians 12:7.
(07) And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.
Now I think Brother Branham took the view of that, that that thorn in the flesh could have been his eyes, but I don’t remember Brother Branham ever saying that was the thorn in the flesh, he said that Paul had such bad eyesight through the Pillar of Fire blinding light, he wasn’t able to see.
And so I take that as an understanding. But let’s bring this right down to this point here. What does Paul say? “Through the abundance of revelation given to me.” What was Satan’s carnal, or what was his great reason for falling? Pride.
Now Paul here knew that he had the revelation, knew positively that in having the revelation, which was thoroughly based upon vindication, he was in a position to be tempted. And remember Moses was tempted! And he took his authority and he smote the rock when he was told not to smite the rock!
And Elisha took his authority when he should not have done it, and he called disaster upon fifty-three children, I think it was, were destroyed by the black bears that came out of the woods.
So Paul the Apostle could well have been then enticed by Satan the same as Jesus was enticed, “Cast thyself down, make these bread, do and so and so.”
So here he had the constant application! The tourniquet applied to his lifeline to see if he’d cut it off, just one word off. Just one word off. See why Brother Branham was so careful, “Say what I say, just one word off…”?
How can you say what he is saying if you don’t know the doctrine? How can you know one thing about this Message if you deny His Presence? And you go out and spread it, “Well Brother Vayle’s got to be wrong, because the reputable ministers disagree.”
Where are there any reputable ministers amongst the Branhamites? PhD would only be piled higher and deeper! And M.S., more of the same. That’s all it would be, what hogwash. They deny the fact of a revelation, all the time parading about theirs. Boy I could unload tonight, but I’m not going to bother, got too much to do, can’t even get through my introduction.
All right, so here is the gist of it. Once you know the doctrine, there is no sermon that you read or listen to, but what you must see it, read it, and understand it in the light of the doctrinal Message of this hour.
There you are. If you don’t know that, this is exactly why I tell you the things I tell you. Because I’m constantly on the lookout for what applies to this hour.
Now notice there are things that have always obtained. There’s no way you could get into the Bride of Christ, into the body unless you’re baptized with the Holy Ghost. Now that’s true.
Now people think that Brother Branham didn’t mean that. Now the point is: once God starts a certain way, He continues it! How could He start with the baptism, and not carry it all the way through? How could He start with His foreknowledge, election, and predestination, and not carry it through to glorification?
You cannot have anything but what runs in continuity, because God Himself is continuity Personified, He’s eternal. Always was.
So let me tell you this then. There are things that Brother Branham will preach as from continuity in the Scripture which have never changed!
How about these asinine preachers that try to tell you, “Well bless God, after the Day of Pentecost that first church age, when the Bible all came together, hallelujah, bless God, we don’t need tongues anymore.”
Bless God; they’re liars from the pit. Because bless God, tongues never went out, and will not go out, as long as there’s a true Bride on earth, there will be a true gift of tongues. There’ll be true discernment, there’ll be true everything!
Whether it’s operative or not in every single place, and it could be I do believe, under certain conditions, if you want to do something about it, it never goes out. But they try to tell you, “Oh that was okay for that day.”
How come all these churches stood for that, and then suddenly now at the last day they say, “Well hallelujah, I guess some of us made a little mistake and bless God, now we talk in tongues and we got it too.” Like fun they’ve got it too.
Now we’re up to the place of those that are truly anointed with the true anointing and have a false Word. Now you see the Son of man ministry, and the son of perdition ministry side by side, and they’re both anointed by the same wonderful powerful Holy Ghost.
But listen what I’ve just told you now was not known until this hour! So therefore as you hear these sermons, you will hear Brother Branham absolutely laying it down, and you say, “Well, oh he’s veering from his subject, and he’s talking to these nice Pentecostals as though they’ve got something.” Hogwash.
I’m going to tell you something. If I got to eat Branham puke, I’d might as well stuck with Pentecostal puke. So did he have puke? Is it a new message? Is it a patch on an old garment? What have we got? Now I leave the case with you. You decide what you’ve got.
No, the decision lies in one thing, vindication. Vindication brings a new Message.
So all right, let’s go back now, we’ll start doing some talking. Paragraph 70.
[15-2] Now, when this Holy Spirit, represented as the eagle flying over the land, finds the believer… [fulfilling the Scripture that says:] “No man can come to Me. [Of himself.] No man can come [even if] he wants to.
[Might feel he should. Because the truth is] all [and only what] the Father has given Me will come to Me, no man can come by himself.” It isn’t your own thinking, your own drawing [yourself toward God]. It’s God drawing you. “All that the Father has given Me will come.”
Why? Because He’ll make sure they come! You and I don’t have that privilege. “Say not in your heart, “We’re going to go to town tomorrow and do such and such a thing,” because you don’t know if you’re going to wake up tomorrow morning, there’s just one step between you and death.”
One heart beat – ‘boing’ – you’re gone. One little aneurism, [Brother Vayle makes a sound ‘chuck’] and young men remember, if you got heart trouble now, and you’re getting near your forties, you have a heart attack, you’ll likely die with it.
You get an old skunk like me, I could live with it. But you young guys die with it. You say, “Why?” I don’t know; you just do. You may be closer to death than I am. Not an unpleasant thought. But you got a growing family; it’s a very unpleasant thought.
You better be here to take care of them. But you don’t know. You don’t know. God knows. They are going to come. Like Brother Branham said, “The duck that saw the water.”
You know I had a police dog, I loved that dog, he’s a really nice animal. He never saw a pond of water in his life, to get into, maybe the ditch sometime, a little bit of water. We went out in the country one time, a friend of mine, we drove his father’s buckboard out, because they were ranchers, and we took our dog along.
And as soon as that dog saw a creek, he was into that water right off the bank about twelve feet high, sloped to it, he was in that water just before you could blink an eye. What did he know about water? In the dog. It was in the dog, absolutely.
[15-3] Now, the Holy Spirit is here on earth, looking for those individuals that God has ordained to Life in this age.
Now notice in paragraph 70, what he said started at the Day of Pentecost, when Christ began making up a Bride church, of which at that time He was structuring it as to a platform for the Gentile church.
Now you see how I laid it in there? Because I want to tell you what Brother Branham said, put the whole truth in there.
Don’t just start out and say, well, like everybody say, “Well you see, that’s the church is born there, blah, blah, blah.” That’s not true.
You see if you’re doctrine is what I just said a second ago, the church began there, and as far as you’re concerned it ends there, you are off this Word. Because the doctrine does not say that!
The doctrine says sixteen years, roughly, or seventeen, whatever it was in there, maybe close to twenty, about twenty, a platform was being laid until Paul turned to the Gentiles. And as the recognized apostle turning to the Gentiles, age number one starts.
You say, “What does that mean, Brother Vayle?” Don’t ask me. I don’t have to know all the answers, just know the doctrine. Why? Because we’re building.
Now, you will notice as I say in paragraph 70, we find what is peculiar to every single age bar none. Nobody comes in! Unless he’s foreknown, elected, predestinated, and he’ll be glorified.
Now in the light of paragraph 71:
[15-3] Now, the Holy Spirit is here on earth, looking for those individuals that God has ordained to Life in this age. And as soon as He finds It, It does just like It did on Jesus Christ, the great super Son of God, who redeemed us all. It comes down and takes Its place of abode [he puts] into [or within] the human life.
Now just a minute. Why does he go back to Jesus? See? Oh you say, “Well I think maybe that refers to just the fact we’re all alike.” It does and I don’t think it doesn’t, because he said right here, he said, “In this age.”
So when he’s talking of this age, he is now identifying a particular hour or juncture or period. Well you say, “I believe just the same that this man is only referring to the continuity.” Well you could say that, but you see I don’t.
Let me keep reading and tell you why.
[15-4] Now, notice. Brought the quickening power… Now, that quickening power that came upon Jesus quickened Him to manifest every Word of promise of that day. So does the Holy Spirit that comes upon us in this day. If it’s not [just an imitation] holy spirit, and you’re not the devil mocking the Holy Spirit, but is the real true Holy Spirit, it’ll manifest the promise of this hour.
Now you are identifying right now with the prophet! You got to be. Well you say, “Well Brother Vayle, I’ve got the Holy Ghost, its sure going to manifest you know this hour.” Oh fap, you got to be nuts.
Why don’t you then tell me that I’m going to, literally be, standing on my feet and I’m going to make the Rapture, come on, tell me something really good.
He’s identifying the promise made manifest! There’s manifestation right there. Pillar of Fire and ‘THUS SAITH THE LORD’ vindication. The Jews have been going back to Palestine for a long time. They could be sitting there another fifty years, and everybody just guessing.
The guess work has got to be out, because you got to come to a time of maturity. And the maturity is no more wind of doctrine! But you’re growing up unto Christ and the whole body is going to be completely filled, which is known as the fullness, the fullness of Gentiles in contradistinction to the times of the Gentiles, we are in the fullness being Bride. And we’re being filled up.
Now the ends of the earth are come upon us.
[15-5] When It fell upon Luther, It manifested the promise of that hour.
Come on, up here. When it came upon Jesus, if it’s the real Holy Spirit it will do the same thing.
It fell upon Luther, it fell upon Wesley, it had fallen upon Paul, it fall upon Irenaeus, it fell upon Martin, it fell upon the other fellow, I forget his name, it doesn’t matter, and now he said Luther, and Wesley, now William Branham.
See, right down the line. So:
[15-5] When It falls in this day, It manifests the promise of this hour. When It fell upon Moses…
“Oh, hoo, hoo, hoo, well I’m like Moses, hallelujah. Well I’ll tell you why I’m like Moses, because Brother Branham said, ‘The closest thing to the real baptism with the Holy Ghost, which we all have in this hour, would be a prophet.’ Oh, hoo, hoo, hoo.” You talk about fruit cakes.
Give me just one ‘THUS SAITH THE LORD’ and thousands of them. Thousands of discernments, everything of this hour, brother/sister, it’s right in the Word of God, and people pass it by because they can’t take the doctrine!
They’ll quote the Scripture a thousand ways, and they’ll quote Brother Branham a thousand ways, but they can’t take the doctrine. So, “How do you know it?” You got to trust me. Show me where I’m off.
[15-5] When It fell upon Jesus, It manifested the promise of that hour. See? It’s the Holy Spirit coming down to quicken, make alive those people that are foreordained of God to be in the rapture. [And that’s been going on through all ages, but now you’re at the end time.] That is, if he’s a true eagle, he will understand the message of the hour: if he’s a true eagle.
Now what in the world is the Message of the hour? The Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with the Shout, “He is here!” Who is here? The Judge is here! The Son of man was here, it’s now it’s back to the Son of God, because those days are over.
Now they’re all confused with the days of the son of perdition, they put it all back on Jesus. You say, “Well hallelujah, here we got the right thing, now we’re all restored, great, great, great.” Don’t understand the first thing about anointed ones at the end time.
Don’t understand about doing God a service apart from His will. They don’t understand the consequence of a right thing in a wrong place. And vice versa. See?
So when I brought this up the last time and showed you, what we were really looking at here was this descent in 2 Thessalonians, bringing the Judge on the scene, and the Word gathering, and the Word separating, and the two ministries, both of the Holy Ghost, one upon the Son of man, and one upon the son of perdition, anointing the church, leading up into the antichrist, and leading up to the Christ!
Which was the Lord Himself descended from heaven with a Shout, the Voice of the archangel, trump of God. Which was Jehovah! Which was One that said to Paul, “I am Jesus!” Pillar of Fire, wasn’t a human body.
We talk about the Presence, they don’t even understand the difference, they say, “Well Lee Vayle believes the resurrection’s over, he doesn’t believe foot washing, he doesn’t believe this.” I’m supposed to not believe anything.
I got news for them. This is White Throne. They better start to get afraid. Not of me, don’t worry about me. The die is cast, look it, either I’m right or I’m wrong, gone or ain’t gone. I can’t turn back. You people, I think a lot of you still sit on the edge of your seats, you think you can turn back.
Go ahead and turn back, you’re already gone back. I don’t want to be rude and nasty to you, but hey, come on, come on, don’t play footsy anymore. Everything I got is on tape, phfft, it’s even being written, my neck’s cut.
How am I going to bring Brother Branham back from the dead, if I need to know something? How am I going to raise somebody bigger than Brother Branham? Shoooo.
Oh brother/sister, if I can’t believe now, there isn’t even a God as far as I’m concerned. And as far as God’s concerned I don’t even exist, because I’ll soon be annihilated. I hope. If I’m going to get it. You see where you stand?
Brother/sister, your days are over, they’re over, it’s over, it’s over. People are still standing around with the Billy Graham’s and the popes, they can have them.
[15-6] Now, that little eagle probably in the barnyard was eating all right, [as far as he knew,] it wasn’t just exactly right. But then when he heard the truth, he received this truth.
Now Brother Branham is telling you that hearing is eating! The people are eating what they’re listening to! And they’re not listening to the vindicated Message of the hour, because this hour has manifested! What has it manifested? The days of the Son of man.
Is the incontrovertible evidence that this is the restoration of the Word, that this is coming right to Headship, because Headship and the Holy Spirit is back, the Holy Spirit Himself is here.
As Brother Branham said, “The Token is the Lord Jesus Christ Himself!” That’s why he could relate to the Easter Seal and say, “It’s all summed up, because I am the resurrection and the life,” and He came right on the scene.
Now if you can’t believe that you can’t believe Paul. You say, “Well bless God, it won’t happen again.” That’s right, to the Baptist it won’t, I know all about them. I’m sure it’s the truth, they prophesied their own end.
Do you know you prophesy your own end according to how you take this Word? You prophesy your own end. You’re your own prophets already. Come on, you got your doom seal; I got mine, whatever it is. Come on, don’t try to play church anymore and fool around. Yeah. Too bad they won’t listen.
[15-7] Now in John 5:24, Jesus said, speaking this way, said “He that heareth My Words and believeth on Him that sent Me, hath Everlasting Life and shall not come into the judgment, but’s passed from death unto Life.” Just think how simple that is. “He that believeth…” Now, the correct way of saying is this, “He that understandeth…”
All right, understanding can only come if it is interpreted to you and you can receive it as the revelation in Matthew 13 on the parables. Jesus spoke the Word a hundred percent, but it was in a parable, and it had to be explained. That’s the way the doctrine is.
Let’s go over here to Luke; we’ve been here many, many times.
In Luke 1:17, and it says,
(17) And he shall go before [the Lord God of Israel] in the spirit and power of [Elijah], to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, [even] the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.
What’s he going to do? He’s going to tell them the truth, and those that listen will know the truth, and they will see the truth, because they’ll recognize it in a man, Christ Jesus, Messiah, prophet! Who both began to do before He taught! Vindicating He had the authority.
That’s why the antichrist, when he makes that fire come down out of heaven, whatever it is, atomic bombs, whatever it is, they’ll sit up and take note of it, oh you bet your sweet life they will when they all fall like ten pins.
Old Gorbachev really looses the army now and the KGB, they’ll all go back to Communism, doesn’t matter, don’t worry about Communism. That doesn’t mean anything. That’s been a bunch of tripe, fooling all the Americans for years and years that you had to worry about Russia. We’ll worry nothing.
One good bomb will blast them plumb into eternity. But America’s going to fool around, till Russia gets a drop on them, prophet said they would. So it’s okay by us; let them have it. He that understandeth.
Also notice in 1 John 5:19-21.
(19) And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in [the wicked one. In other words, got it’s origin, it’s roots in it. Serpent seed.]
(20) And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know that [he] is true, and [that] we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.
And there isn’t any other definition of it, except you take that definition that God manifests Himself in a way that shows it is God, and you know that it’s God and say, “That’s it, I’m sealed in, hallelujah.” Because if you didn’t have that seed, you couldn’t take it in the first place. The eagle scream go to eagle.
[15-8] Now, you out there on the street and say to this prostitute, “Do you believe?”
“Why sure, I believe.”
“You believe He’s the Son of God?”
Go down to the drunkard and say, “Did you hear that, hear that preacher preach?”
“Do you believe it?”
Now watch, he’s going to define now. See?
[16-1] See, but he that understandeth, [what about him? Now he’s going to tell you,] he that knoweth his place in this hour… [Next, he says,] “He that heareth My Word and believeth on Him that sent Me has Eternal Life, shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death unto Life.”
Okay, check it out. Is this the old message, the old understanding, or is the up to date revelation? He that understandeth. Now you’re a true believer if you understand. Because you got something to understand with.
He said of those Pharisees, “There’s no room in your heart for My Word.” Come on, how are you going to understand it? How quickly would any of you get lost here, and I think it takes in every single one of you, though some of you are trained engineers.
Let’s just say that you trained engineers sat under Dr. Linus Paulding, and he entered into a biochemical lingo, you’d be dead, you’re smart but you ain’t that smart, and Gene you’re smart, but you ain’t that smart, right down the line, you’d all be dead in less than five minutes.
You know why? Because you haven’t got a clue to his lingo. You haven’t been trained in biochemistry. How many of you even know what lysine is? The difference between lysine and l-lysine? Just tell me for one split second, define vitamin B, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, then tell me what 12 is.
And tell me the… you can’t do it, none of you. You know why? There’s nothing there. How are you going to understand the Word of a vindicated prophet if there’s nothing there?
Now you could put it on a tape what Paulding says. I heard him the other day, brilliant. Ninety-one years old, gets up at five in the morning, studies hours per day.
He’s got a secret, he’s let many people in on his secrets, he’s been a Nobel Prize winner, I think two times now, and he laughs about a thing he knows, he says, “They’ll not know till I die.” It’s in his notes. As to the crystals, I think, I’m not sure.
Brother Branham said, “I’m here, you’re down here, when I’m gone, you’ll be up here where I am.” Jesus said, “You don’t know now, you’ll know later.” See what it is?
Okay, now he said:
[16-1] He that understandeth, he that knoweth his place in this hour… “He that heareth My Word and believeth on Him that sent Me hath (present tense) Eternal Life…”
Only one way I can interpret that. The man that understood, that passes on understanding was William Branham, and he was sent from God, and if we believe, we’re in it!
How can you turn down a vindicated prophet and say you’re in it? Can’t do it. But all you got to do is believe it! But if you haven’t got the understanding you’re not going to believe it.
I remember years ago, right after Brother Branham passed away; no, he hadn’t even passed away, right. I was down in Macon, Georgia, the guy down there that runs a taxi cab and a used car lot or something like that; he took us all out to dinner.
And this one guy, he decided to attach himself, no invitation, and so he came along. And during the meeting it came up that we are seed. Oh man his face grew livid, gray and red and anger. “We’re not seed! We become seed!” Understand the goof ball has sort of changed his mind now and he laughs about it.
I’m a little like Alfonse Palberg, it doesn’t take ten or eleven years, I hope you’re catching what I’m saying. Doesn’t take all that time. When light strikes, if you’ve got an eyeball, you got a retina, you’ll catch it.
The eagle scream does not fall flat to the eaglets. Things you might not understand, but this is our stand here, we don’t understand, we just wait, he’ll show it, we’re supposed to know it.
[16-1] “…and shall not come into judgment, but has already passed from death unto Life.”
And he’s talking of the present hour, which you will see after we get into it, is immortality. How do you get immortality except through the opening of the Seals by the person that opens them, because it’s only after the opening of the Seals, “Close not the sayings, the prophecy of this Book, for the time is at hand.”
And he that is filthy is filthy, righteous, righteous, and they that wash their robes will go to the Tree of Life and live forever, for without are dogs and whoremongers and he that loveth and make a lie,” and so on.
You can’t change the Word, brother/sister, and you can’t change the prophet. You can’t change the man that’s doing it, and you want to stand by and say, “Well bless God, you see, I’ve got something too. And you know Lord, just speak to me. Brother Vayle I’ve seen a vision.”
You know it would be awful if somebody pulled my bluff sometime, but I get up here and I kid. Not really kidding at times, you cross my ministry and we’ll have it out. As you stand beside me, I’ll give you twelve hours to my fifteen minutes, that’s a bluff. But I believe He’d stand behind me.
I don’t pretend to be anybody, I’m letting you know look, there’s a vindicated man, don’t fool with that. You can fool with me, make me a fool or anything you want, be my guest, that’s your business, you’ll suffer not me.
You want my job, take it over, see what happens. That’s right. See what happens. It’s impossible. I don’t have any big job, but you fool with that, it shows where you stand.
[16-2] Then when this new Eternal Life dwells in you, it is the potential or the earnest of you being quickened from mortal to immortality.
Now he’s right back again to the very axiomatic truth of all the ages. Because Paul will come up, Apollos will come up. Everyone’s going to come up. See?
[16-2] Let me say that again. When this Spirit has found you, the individual, and has come upon you, it’s the potential of your eternal inheritance that God thought of you and made for you before the foundation of the world. [That’s Ephesians 1:13, 14, having gone through Ephesians 1:1-12, you know, the whole plan.] That is your potential. Like if you ask me for an oak tree, and I give you an acorn. Now, the life for the oak tree is in the acorn. But you have to wait till it grows up.
Now he’s talking about the individual coming through this normal life, having bypassed his theophonic form, goes to the grave, as he goes he picks up his theophonic form, now he’s waiting to come back for the resurrected form, and go on to live again.
Bah hah, almost anybody knows something’s about that, but he’s also talking about the Holy Spirit coming up through the church by the fullness of the Word. Never forget that, because he’s bringing the two in back and forth, because when he talks about Bride, he’s not talking about one person.
When he’s talking about resurrection, he’s not talking about one person. When he’s talking about immortality, he’s not talking about one person, except Jesus Christ, all the rest are members. See, got to be new.
[16-3] …Recognized you, and you are sealed by the Spirit of promise of God into the body of Christ. [That’s beautifully put. See?] When God looked down at Calvary and saw Jesus dying, He not only… He died for His Bride, the body, which is the Word-church, the church that believes the Word of God for the age whether it’s feet, body, head, or wherever.
Now you see that’s through the ages like I told you. But in this hour it’s head. And we are not the Head! Nope, sorry. Jesus is the Head. The Bride is a headless body. Was until He came down, picture right there. Spiritual. Soon physical, God will meet Him.
Now, paragraph 75 and 6 are the evidence because true baptism is without signs, emotion, or any evidence at all, it is the fact that you can receive the Word of God, which you do receive for [the] hour.
[16-4] It’s Christ was bleeding and dying, and God, looking upon Him, saw His resurrection, and the church raised with Him on [resurrection morning].
Now there he has the perfect picture of identification, which has gone through the ages, but always he brings you right back to the hour, and this is the hour of the Resurrection. That’s as far as we can go.
Now when I’ll be back in the pulpit preaching again, I don’t know. Because I just don’t know. Maybe a week from this Sunday, quite possible, maybe I’ll be away a little bit, I don’t know. But we’ll see. And we’ve got a good start here anyway.
Let’s rise and be dismissed.
Most gracious Eternal Father, again we want to thank You for the time we’ve been able to come together and bring these things Lord, which we know may be said in a manner that does not actually glorify You as to the humility and all these little fine things Lord, that could be in a better posture and a better manner.
But I pray Lord that it has been right a hundred percent which I cannot help but believe that as this is the Word of God and it’s got to match all the way up, then it’s going to be just exactly in continuity of Scripture.
And we see that tonight, the prophet giving credence to everything that was brought up through the ages in its order, unchanging, and then coming right to the place in these junctures where at the end time the restoration of the Word, a new Message, not a patch on an old garment, which we know Pentecostals and many people do, which is all right, but it’s a new Message having to do with the truly revealed Word.
And we know it’s a Message of Your Presence. And we know that William Branham was merely a spokesman, that You’re Your Own Messenger, and You simply used a vehicle.
And now in this hour You using every member of the Bride as the vehicle in their own little special ways, five-fold ministry, elders, deacons, whatever else, members, we don’t know.
We know Lord everybody’s got a part in it. And we know that everybody’s got a part in that’s a part of the Word. Going right back to You. And we realize Lord whatever destination, and destiny You had for Jesus, You’ve got for us.
Although we won’t be Lamb sitting on the throne, we’ll be as it were in the throne with Him in that big wonderful City which is the throne City. However You’ve got it lined up, we know we’re sharing in the glory, everything that was there, fully redeemed and given to us, and we appreciate it.
We appreciate the fact Lord that tonight we can stand here believing without any evidence of our own anything whatsoever, the only evidence we have is that inner consciousness of having heard the Word that this is it. This is all there is, there isn’t any more.
And all we want to do Lord is to line with it, as far as the truth is concerned, it’s a revelation, and obedience to the truth as to revelation, and the obedience of faith as to whatever manifestation You’d like us to have, and we believe Lord there’s a lot of that we fail in, that we could have a lot more, like looking at You more carefully, looking at ourselves in the light of the Word, and then going down that battle road of faith, and coming forth more than conquerors through Jesus Christ.
We know those things rest tonight upon us Lord, because You gave them to us, help us to enter into the good fight of faith as never before, and whatever there is that should be done Lord, and left undone whatever, may it all be under You as we realize as never before, except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that buildeth, except the Lord keep the city, the watchman watcheth but in vain.
All of these things must be of You Lord; they must come out of the Word. What’s in that Word, that life Lord, I believe in us will come forth.
So grant it tonight Lord that our prayers be answered, which we started at the beginning of the very service was to recognize Your Presence, Your dominion, Your glory, Your Majesty, and be more and more subservient to it, and the sweet spirit of humility as one become as children of Almighty God, we give You the glory, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
‘Take the Name of Jesus with you.’