Shall we pray.
Heavenly Father, we’re grateful for Your Presence of love and glory and majesty, and all that You are Lord. We know that You’re here, and all that You are fulfilling for this present hour, You are here already having done part of it.
And the rest is in progress knowing that He which hath begun the good work in us and in His Own plan shall perform it until that very day of the Lord Jesus Christ, which we believe goes right into the New Jerusalem, when the Lamb is on the throne and Father, You in the Pillar of Fire above the throne and before there is a call there is an answer.
And we believe that is true tonight Lord, we now see the ultimate and we appreciate that very much and trust that it is our actual life.
We’re talking about it, we’re believing it, we’re doing everything in that regard that we believe we can, but Lord we’re looking for You to actually do it, because we know it is of grace, and may we be more and more aware of the truth.
So help us tonight in our study, may we be very somber Lord, sincere, very attentive, and very much appreciative Lord, and tender hearted in all things, as so as not to miss any of the grace of God that’s ministered to us in this hour, in Jesus’ Name, we pray. Amen.
You may be seated.
Now we’re on Easter Seal #14, and of course time goes rapidly. We’re not anywhere near finished yet, but we’ll just keep moving along.
Now in our studies of this message we have seen that in dealing with the resurrection, Brother Branham has attributed the resurrection to the power of God and called it the quickening power of the Holy Spirit. Actually they are synonymous.
In going back to the Old Testament and in using certain illustrations of God quickening various men to mighty manifestations and accomplishments, and even to tremendous prophecies that came to pass and are still coming to pass.
We are made to realize that the power of the resurrection always actually lay in the Holy Ghost through the ages, and was only waiting to manifest at a certain precise time and season to bring the dead forth from the graves and thereby fulfill God’s ultimate.
Thus quickening power is simply God manifesting Himself according to His Word through many biblical events, and as I see it Brother Branham is pointing us to God, the eternal God in our midst, quickening His Word and His servants to the prophecies of this hour.
God is here manifesting in signs and wonders in this hour of the second half of the resurrection, so that’s evidently exactly what Brother Branham’s ministry and what we have seen is all about.
Now what lies behind this is exactly the nature of God. He is omnipotent and omniscient. In His omnipotence, or power, by way of His wisdom or omniscience lies the resurrection.
I hope you’re catching what I’m saying there, because if God can do anything, He will do anything, and this is the anything that He is doing. So therefore you have to understand that God Himself is already categorized.
Same yesterday, today and forever, can never change, and He’s laid it forth in His Word. So we’re looking at this.
Now what lies behind this is exactly the nature of God. He is omnipotent, both omnipotent and omniscient. In His omnipotence or power by way of His wisdom or omniscience lies the resurrection. Hear what I’m saying? Understand then carefully, it’s been carefully worded.
This is what Abraham saw the nature of God to be; “God Who quickens the dead and calleth those things which are not as though they were.”
In other words God deals always in the present tense, even though it is future, that’s why prophecy is written in the past tense, because the prophet has seen it, and it’s projected to the future.
So then this is exactly how God is and you’re looking at the resurrection, not as something new, but you’re looking at the eternal God or the becoming God, as we brought out many times according to what we study from Brother Branham.
Thus within God or the Holy Spirit God Himself lies the resurrection and all manifestation points to it, that’s from the beginning, and has always pointed to it, from the Garden of Eden where man died and the entire plan of God was interrupted, until death will be destroyed and man comes forth immortal in this resurrection.
So you see the ultimate. And at this time according to a quickened prophet, quickened unto the time of the resurrection of the just, we have seen the signs of the resurrection, and the prophet is bringing them to our attention.
After speaking of Elisha, whose bones were so full of power that a deceased man was raised from the dead by falling upon those bones of Elisha, Brother Branham speaks of his own hope of the resurrection.
In paragraph 153 on page 29 he mentions having always preached it. Then in paragraph 154-155, he testifies to the reason of his hope.
Now we’re going to go back and start then on paragraph 153.
Easter Seal, 04-10-65
[29-1] Ever since I was a little bitty boy I stood here to proclaim this, but I know that in me… Nothing good I have, nothing that I’ve done, but in me is that quickening power.
Or the resurrection manifestation, which will be the Holy Spirit literally, manifesting His omnipotence according to His omniscience. And there again I’ve mentioned that many people think that they know better than God.
Well the Bible already admits that people feel that way. And he says, “The wisdom of man is utter foolishness with God,” and he said, “The foolishness of God is wiser than men.” So always you’ll see man in antithesis, direct antithesis to the things of the Spirit.
Now Brother Branham of course is seed. That’s why it says in Galatians 4:6, “Because you are seed God has sent forth the Holy Spirit into your hearts.” And of course we’re talking now about the royal seed, which is the seed of Christ. 154:
[29-2] It quickened me one day from the things of the world as a young man unto Eternal Life. All the things that’s happened… I’ve seen visions, foretold things; He never let them fail yet.
Now let’s stop right here and just look at something that we must not view casually as though we can apply this to everybody.
[29-2] It quickened me one day from the things of the world as a young man unto Eternal Life. [That is for every single solitary seed, make no mistake about it. But when he says:] I’ve seen visions, and foretold things; He never let them fail yet.
He’s not talking about everybody. He’s talking about his own experience as a person like you and me, then he’s speaking as a vindicated man with the authority to lead. Now remember when he stood behind the curtain of time, the One who came to him said, “You were born a leader.” And that’s what you are looking at here.
[29-2] I’ve spoken in other tongues. [Anybody can do that.] I’ve prophesied. [Anybody can do that. But] I’ve done those things by the Spirit of God that dwells in me.
There again you see he’s equating himself to everybody else. But at the same time he is inserting himself amongst all these heroes of faith, these great people from the Book of Genesis right to the end of time.
And right there you’ll notice that he in doing this is talking about the same resurrection that they have been talking about, manifesting the same power and proving it, and saying, “Now it is here for this day.”
Now back in the Book of Romans, which we looked at last Sunday, the 8th chapter, you will notice certain things I read there concerning what we are all like.
Now in Romans 8:5, it says:
(05) For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; [you’re born after the flesh, you can’t get away from it. But you must be born again.] but they that are after the Spirit [mind] the things of the Spirit.
In other words there is with your repentance, which says, “Hey, I’ve got to have a change, I’ve got to have new thoughts, I’ve got to have a new life, I’ve got to be a different person.”
So all right, that’s exactly true what happens, you become a different person, as the Scripture says in 2 Corinthians, “You are a new creation in Christ Jesus.”
Now he says here, if you do not get born again, verse 6,
(06) For to be carnally minded is death;
Now that’s exactly where Eve went haywire. She went right to the carnal. That’s why you call the word carnal knowledge when you’re dealing with sex. See, everything lines up and you can’t get away from it.
And when Brother Branham called her Eve the prostitute, I realize that I was shocked, and I realized every woman was shocked, and I realized everybody thought Brother Branham was a hater of women. When you realize what she did and what she called, caused the world this interruption, that’s a very mild word.
I think by now I have much more descriptive words than that. And you knowing me can well guess what some of them are, because you’re not exactly stupid and two years old, or blind, deaf, and dumb. But she’s a pretty rugged character when you look at it.
Now to be carnally minded is death. It tells you right there, and the carnal mind that she had was not only the carnal knowledge she’d entered into, but she went right against the Word of God as though Satan had a better plan, and she in cooperation with anybody outside the Word of God would bring a fruition which was identical to God’s, and it won’t work!
See that’s why you got to have repentance, and repentance is a steady thing, see, that’s going on, the change of mind. Because the carnal mind, he says, is death;
(06) …but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
So people can say what they want, but your mind will determine exactly whether you have eternal life or not! A lot of people say, “Well, you know, he spoke before he thought.”
Like fun, he thought, but he didn’t hold his thought back long enough, to really think it through. See your mind is involved in here, because the mind and the spirit go together and then there’s an influence upon the soul.
But if the soul has that seed in there, then the soul will begin to put an influence upon the spirit, cast an aura, until there is a nature that evolves that is after the Spirit of God.
(07) Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: [Now watch,] for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
So therefore anybody outside the baptism with the Holy Ghost hasn’t got a chance!
All you can do is end up fighting God, even though you claim you are a hundred percent with God, and are doing everything in your power to be aligned with God, pleasing to God, satisfying to God, living in the Spirit, walking in the Spirit and being a hundred percent model Christian! Lead balloon, eh?
Absolute truth. Absolute truth. You’re not going to change the Bible. This man’s talking by experience, and not only by experience, above all that, he’s only talking by experience according to revelation; which was vindicated.
(07) …for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
A normal person with a normal mind, educated, a very compliant, lovely person, is just as death doomed to hell, perhaps not with the same extent of punishment as the most rabid horrible destroyer the world’s ever seen, some of men which are Hitler and Stalin.
So Madam La Zonga, with her lorgnette, drinking her tea with her finger just out exactly so and being so nice and so sweet and going to her pew every Sunday morning, and being a lovely, lovely person, and oh she’s a model Christian. Like fun she is, she’s going to hell same as Stalin.
I don’t want to put her there, but that’s the truth. Now she won’t suffer as long, because the point is you’re going to have to pay your debts, because the carnal mind is the enemy of God.
Don’t try to use it, make sure of anything in your life that you feel that you have from God or want to have from God, don’t ever bungle into something or you will pay a price and the unfortunate thing you will cause others to pay a price with you.
If I am wrong in this pulpit, if I never was called, if Brother Branham is simply a liar, it did not confirm it, let me tell you something, I am highly detrimental to every single one of you. I’ve done nobody a favor, I’ve taken you a disadvantage, and I could cripple you and harm you.
If I followed my own mind, my own thinking instead of trying to get the mind of the prophet, which is the Holy Spirit in this Message, I could lead you a hundred percent astray, the same as Jones did with his polygamy.
And yet he will not take the fact two places in Daniel’s Seventieth Week, Brother Branham said in one place, he said, “Polygamy’s a thousand times better than Hollywood marriage and divorce, but we know it is wrong.”
And if you think you can change and say, “Well we know this is wrong and that’s not, he also says in another place, he says, “Polygamy is better, but we know polygamy is wrong.” That man leading people into destruction will pay, I believe, as long as those others in their place of destruction.
He said, “Double unto the church their sins.”
(08) So they that are in the flesh cannot please God. [But watch.]
(09) But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be the Spirit of God dwell[s] in you.
In other words God will plague your mind, He’ll battle you till the last ditch. He will not let you go. The sheep hear the voice and they follow Him, and all of God’s children are taught of God. For the Holy Spirit is the great teacher. That simply means in plain English the nature of God is to be a teacher.
So you’re not in the flesh, you’re in the Spirit, if the Spirit of God dwells in you. In other words that resurrection power.
In other words you will be getting your change here and becoming as you’re looking down the road to the future becoming, because everything in God is becoming! It is a progression, as Brother Branham said there’s an evolution. And God started with the lower forms till He worked to the highest form.
And the strange thing is that God created man and work with man a whole long time after He created even the cherubim and the archangels. So then where do you put man? Right in the image of God, nobody else can claim that. Now what does he say here?
(09) [You’re] not in the flesh… Now, if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
If you don’t hold the abstract, you’re not baptized with the Holy Ghost; you’re simply not Christ’s. Now we’re talking here of the Bride, because that’s always what you’re looking at.
Now it said:
(10) And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin;
Now watch, I don’t care how full of the Holy Ghost you are, and we take the picture of Jesus Himself, being completely immaculate, Mary wasn’t, being the sinless one, He literally died because our sins went upon Him.
So I don’t care how full of the Holy Ghost you are, you’re going to die! That’s why it’s so asinine when people turn around and try to tell you that there’s no such thing as divine healing, because you could just keep on being healed and healed and healed and you never die. That’s a lie!
Because it says right here, you die! Because sin dwells in every man.
(10) …the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
You go right on, because there’s another principle that is not a part of you, which is only a part of God! Righteousness. So if you have Him, you’ve got righteousness. And if you have righteousness, you’ll go right with the Word, because righteousness means the right act.
(11) But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, [now he’s talking about the man,] he that raised up Christ from the dead [now we’re talking about the one that went down into Hades. The body didn’t go down there, the body went down to the grave.] shall quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
(12) Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
(13) For if ye live after the flesh, [you’ll] die: but if ye through the Spirit… [And only through the Spirit.]
And that can only be the alignment with the Word, because many people, they claim they have the Spirit, and therefore they claim they’re in the Word, and there’s your Jones’ again, and your Woodruff’s, and the rest of them! That preach polygamy and all this other stuff and lead you right into sin.
And don’t think your preachers won’t lead you into sin, what do you think if they’re not the true children of God, what do you think they’re put there for? Ha! Come on, you’re not a bunch of babies; think by now for God’s sake we’re off the bottle. And we can take a piece of stone in our teeth, and bear down.
All right, let’s go a little further. Let’s go here to Romans 8:28.
(28) And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, [who love God?] to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Now there again you’ve got the Word thrown in. According to His purpose, what is His purpose? It must be delineated somewhere, so God has a delineated purpose! And you know that purpose! See?
And you love God! Because the love of God is shed abroad in your heart by the Holy Ghost and the Holy Ghost conduit is the Word! So it says:
(28) We know that all things work together for good [what things? What’s in the Bible, what it tells you right here. And they’re working for what?] to them [that] are called according to his purpose.
(29) For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
(30) Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
Now that’s a picture of the Old Testament saint in perfection, and it’s a picture of the New Testament saint because God calls those things which are not as those they were, so therefore if you and I had been foreknown and elected and predestinated, we are already glorified on the principle of justification, which we have!
And we have become the righteousness of Jesus Christ! Right? And therefore we have become the resurrection, because God doesn’t rise from the dead, He never could die! So now we’re resurrection.
So well people think that’s awful crazy, I don’t. It’s awful true, and I wish I had exactly what it took, and by God’s grace I hope I do, that this will live in my heart and mind and my life the way it is proclaimed by God Himself because God’s Word doesn’t fail in His elect.
(31) What shall we say [then] to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
(32) He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, [and proved by the fact that every claim was completely dealt with by the fact that Jesus Christ rose again.] how shall he not [also] with him freely give us all things?
Now listen, how could He freely give us all things with a dead Jesus? No way. You couldn’t have the Holy Ghost without a risen Jesus. So Paul is talking now about the risen Christ. Now he said here:
(33) Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth.
In other words, who dares lay a charge against me? Nobody can do it, because God said we’re just, we’re righteous. Who can condemn me to death? Impossible.
(34) …Christ died, [notice,] yea rather, is risen again, even at the right hand of God, [making] intercession…
So therefore you see the resurrection has been in full effect all along, and we’re only waiting now for the second half of that first great resurrection. All right.
Now, he said:
[29-2] That is quickening power.
Okay, over here in Ephesians 3:20, 21, it says:
(20) Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that [is at work within] us,
Which simply means according to His Own working of His Own power that lies within us, there is no limit to what can be done. And Paul the Apostle is speaking concerning himself, and not necessarily the church! Although the church can partake in its own particular place.
And Brother Branham at this time is also particularly speaking of Ephesians 1:17.
(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: [that’s Himself.]
(18) The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
In other words, God’s side of the picture, which has not being known, and cannot be known until this hour, is revealed according to what is in the Word, but could not be revealed!
That’s why a man like Paul could take Scripture out of here and Scripture out of there and put it together, and Brother Branham could do the same thing, and nobody else can do it except a vindicated prophet in the stature of William Branham, which we’ll talk about later on, if we ever get there.
(19) And what is 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 you will notice here what I said in my preamble is a hundred percent true! That God is omnipotent, but it takes His omniscience to utilize correctly the omnipotence!
And it says right here it is a Spirit of wisdom and revelation coming forward that exercises the omnipotence of God to raise the dead, the same as He raised Jesus Christ!
Now you try to get away from the Word of God and revelation and see that, you can’t do it. You’ll never, never, never get past that. Now:
(19) …according to the working of his mighty power,
(20) Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in heavenly places,
And that’s exactly what it says in 1 Thessalonians 4:14 that God will bring us forth with Christ. See? No other way can you get away from it.
[29-3] I know that… my Redeemer’s living now, and someday when He comes, these bones shall rise again to go to meet Him in the air. You may bury me in the [deep,] burn it up, whatever you want, that quickening power is [life] eternal.
Why? He’s talking now the quickening power is not as though you are taking a substance from God, not as though you are taking a derivative of God, but you are taking a portion of God Himself, which is the resurrection life in contradistinction to the life that is in you as a seed that comes from God.
In other words, if you have a life from God within you, just the same as human life is within the womb, how is that baby nourished and brought up to full term of pregnancy? It’s brought up exactly by the way of how it was born. It’s got to have the elements which was there.
And so it is when you are a true seed of God brought in the flesh here, you must have the Holy Spirit giving you that life constantly to bring you up to that measure of the stature of a perfect man which is in Christ.
Now we got that from the prophet, it’s step by step. It goes in the church and goes in the individual. That’s why Word upon Word is piled upon Word, and the life of that Word is loosed in us, and we come to that place where the Headship of Christ is really a tremendous and marvelous thing.
I don’t say we got it, I know the prophet had it, how much we’re to have it, how complete, I don’t know, but it is true.
Now Brother Branham here is giving a testimony to Christ our life, which he manifested to us in this great ministry.
Now in 156:
[29-4] I feel a Easter right now. [In other words, I feel resurrection right now.] Yes, sir. I’ve had it for years. It’s in me. It’s in you, if the Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead dwells in your mortal bodies. It has quickened you from the things of the world to the Word of God only. It has quickened you from this life to Life Eternal.
Now you notice what he’s saying here. He says, “I have resurrection feeling right now.” Now he admits that he’s had it for years.
He admits it’s been in the church for years, but he’s pinpointing it now to this point where it’s coming into an actual reality where you might say this, that Christ is being born into this age via the resurrection! Because he hasn’t been born that way for the church in two thousand years.
In other words we’re coming up to a headship. We’re coming up to the ultimate.
So Christ is in our midst for one particular reason that He may be manifested as a resurrection Himself, which He said, “I am the resurrection and the life.”
So therefore if He is here the resurrection is here, and if He is in the prophet, the prophet had better well feel the resurrection, or he’s past feeling and we’re going to need another prophet! Right? Well come on.
If I can feel a fruit bug get in my throat, surely a prophet can feel God Himself indwelling him. Sure he must be aware of something.
So we see a progression. Always there is this progression of the church coming up, individuals coming up, Christ coming up, coming up through the Word, the measure of the Word. And he said:
[29-4] …if that Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead dwells in your mortal bodies.
So therefore the baptism with the Holy Ghost is given to you in a mortal frame in order that your mortality be affected, because you always were and will be a son of God, though a fallen one, and now you have an escape for your body. See?
Now as Brother Branham said there’ll come a day when you know you always were saved. Now watch:
[29-4] It has quickened you from the things of the world to the Word of God only.
Now if it’s quickened you from the things of the world to the Word of God only, you are going to have to understand you cannot be talking about oranges and apples at the same time without designating which are apples and which are oranges!
All right, watch what you’re looking at. He says here:
[29-4] [You have been] quickened from the things of the world to the Word of God only.
So now, evidently we are not talking of apples and oranges, we are talking of two kinds of apples or two kinds of oranges.
So the things of the world are not in contradistinction to the Word of God, as though they are two separate and thoroughly unrelated things, you are talking about that which is not the Word of God, and one which is the Word of God, and you’ll be quickened to that which is the Word of God, and you’ll turn down that which is not the Word of God! Now that’s true!
Otherwise I don’t know proper English, I don’t know anything, I’m just stupid dumb jerk. Because I’ve been taught in school many, many years ago, you don’t change your point of view, you don’t discuss elephants and in the same place talk about a rhinoceros and expect someone to follow you.
So you’re switching from one to the other. And that’s exactly what we find in the Scripture on every turn, that’s why the message for this hour is repent! And never mind your cock-eyed stupid feelings!
I had that pulled on me in Canada, this guy named Cyril; if he was in the church tonight I’d rip him to shreds and throw him to the dogs.
Don’t talk to me about your feelings; I don’t care two bits for your cock-eyed feelings, because some of you people got such cock-eyed feelings, if you don’t feel a certain way you’ll stay home, not even come to church! You’ll act upon an impulse instead of the Word of God. You won’t live consistently.
Don’t tell me God’s one time a horse, and one time the devil, one time a mare and one time a stud. Changes genders like they got down in Florida, female Holy Ghost. Hey you understand what I’m saying?
What is the matter with those people that say they understand the Word of God by a vindicated prophet? I’m reading you what he says here! And I’m doing my best to understand what he says. And not just for your sake, hey, I’ve got to think of myself.
[29-4] It has quickened you from the things of the world to the Word of God.
That’s why at the end time – Hebrews 12. Now you know what it says here:
(25) See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spoke on earth, much more [in other words there’s no escape,] if we turn away from him that [is] from heaven: [Doesn’t say he’s speaking in heaven, the one that is from heaven.]
(26) Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.
(27) And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made…
In other words, you’re going back to what’s a hundred percent original, which is of God and no perversion and where did it all start? Word! And you got to get back to Word.
So that which is going to be shaken down is absolutely every creed and dogma and every organization and everything that man has expressed by way of Word, and the expression comes by way of his thoughts and the thoughts of his heart are continuous evilly, and they’re against God, continuously evil.
They’re against Almighty God.
So all right, let’s understand this then. So then the things of the world are Satan’s cosmos, because one word off, said Brother Branham, is Satan’s Eden or Satan’s world and government. One word off until all is off and there’s no Word left.
There is no doctrine in this Bible that is not polluted today, outside of William Branham’s ‘THUS SAITH THE LORD’ message, and I’m going to stand on that, and if I go to hell, I’d just as soon go to hell believing that as anything.
For one reason, it’s a whole lot more fun, it’s a whole lot more exhilarating, it is a whole lot more entertaining, and it has a whole lot more substance to it than all the rest of these jackasses coming together with their scrapings which are nothing, pooling their so-called resources, which are less than nothing, and saying, “Well we understand.”
Well I got news for them, they can have it. I may be not the happiest guy in all the world, I certainly am not the most handsome, although I could argue the point, my wife will argue the point. Eyesight’s getting very bad.
I’m not the best dressed person, I’m not the most intelligent, best of anything, don’t claim any of those things, like these guys out there, but I believe the Bible, that every single thing that man has messed with, that is from God originally, is going to come down and even will dissolve in the fire from one word started by Satan, off and man took it!
That’s their business; they can do what they want. Quickened to the Word of God only.
Listen, it has quickened you from this life, which is mortal life, and listen, one word off is where Eve died! So where is death? In the perverted word. To life eternal. Where is life eternal? In the revealed received Spirit Word of a Spirit God! How can you lose?
People go around and say, “I’ve got the Holy Ghost, hallelujah,” and turn down the Word? Oh, I don’t care what they do, they’re liars. They can’t do it at all.
Listen; therefore because of this it should bring forth only the Word when it comes to this resurrection power. Now perhaps this is our failing. We do not just want the Word in its framework, and say, “Let us move from there.”
How many churches can honest to God prove word by word with the prophet in the Bible, and I try to do it, and I know that I’m at fault, I can’t prove anything, that they are really in the alignment with this Word and then go from there to signs that follow the Word! No!
They want the signs that follow the Word, and any perverted person, even Judas, can do that. Because once the Word of God is unperverted and revealed before you, it’s up for grabs and you could milk it to the very end.
“And many will come in that day and say, ‘Lord, have we not prophesied’?”
“Cast out devils?”
“No doubt. I never knew you.” They weren’t Word seed. You see?
[29-5] You, who were once dead in sins and trespasses [like I was, said Brother Branham,] have now been quickened together [with me, and the other saints in the Bride,] to sit in heavenly places in Christ Jesus, feasting on manna from above, seeing the hand of God made manifest and prove the promise of this day.
[29-6] [Which day is] as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be in the coming of the Son of man. [Or the Son of man.]
All right, Brother Branham categorically says:
[29-5] You who were once dead in sins and trespasses have now been quickened together to sit in heavenly places in Christ…
Now right away you’ll notice it says sit, not stand. Why is he sitting? Because he is feasting. Remember the feast is set at a table, the Wedding Supper. Even the Lord’s Supper, the last Supper, and one leaned upon Jesus’ bosom as they sat together. So they’re sitting, feasting.
Now they are in heavenly places, and he said we are doing the very same thing, and this is based upon 1 Corinthians 10. You’ll notice where Paul is saying:
(01) Moreover, brethren, I would not [have you that you] should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;
(02) And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;
(03) And [they] all [ate] the same spiritual meat;
(04) [They all drank] the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.
(05) But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.
Now you’ll notice in there that they ate the same spiritual meat. So Brother Branham is referring to the heavenly manna as the heavenly meat, because we have the words and are eating on those words from the One Who is from heaven according to Revelation 10:1 through Revelation 10:7, which is the prophet.
And all the mysteries therein are revealed as it says in Ephesians 1:17. This One, the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in our midst, and the Pillar of Fire is leading us to the Millennium. And we are sitting under God’s pavilion. And we are leaning upon His breast, and we are eating the heavenly manna.
Now let us look at something here, and you go to the Book of Revelation 2. Now don’t get confused when I read this, because this happens to be I think the Third Church Age. And the 17th verse:
(17) He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, [and] no man know[s] saving he that receiveth it.
Now listen, in every single church age there’s a promise made to the church, but not specifically to that church only but to the Bride, all down the line. And so notice, right here it tells that the churches, the Bride, has available for her the hidden manna.
Now that verse in the Third Church Age, because it is a promise, coming into being at that time, on record must have its fruition at the end of the age! Because it’s a seed! You understand? It’s the same life that’s coming up to the end. That’s why Headship is here and Headship is the Spirit filled Word Himself.
God Himself is here because you can’t disassociate Rhema from Logos, I don’t care what anybody says, I’ve already got people mad at me because they think I’m too critical. Well I am too critical. If they don’t like it they can fly a kite.
The truth of the matter is I have no time for any preacher that lets a man get in his pulpit that denies the prophet. And you got them all around here, all in Ohio, every place you go, I could name names, it won’t bother. So let her ride.
Now, it says here this feast which we are in is seeing the hand of God made manifest and the promise of this day. The promise of this day is what? Resurrection in full manifestation, because resurrection Himself is here! See? Now:
[29-6] As it was it in the days of Noah, it will be in the coming of the Son of man.
In other words, the revealed manna is going to be given to us under the same conditions it is always given, and you’ll see right here, on the way to the Promised Land, the Pillar of Fire was there to keep them hot in the cold times, and the cloud was there to keep them cool in the hot times, and they had water falling in a rock and they had the manna.
In other words they had a stability in their journey which was absolutely foundational, rock foundation as God Himself, because it was God revealed, it was the Word revealed. So there you got it.
Now with that in mind let’s go to the Book of Luke 17. And in 17, you’ll notice it says in verse 30:
(30) Even thus it [shall] be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
Now go back to verse 22:
(22) And he said to the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and shall not see it.
It said you’re going to desire to see the day, but you will not see it. But that day will be seen, and it says it will be seen at the same time of a Noahic and a Sodom condition. The people have a hard time with that, because they don’t realize it tells you absolutely that the days of the Son of man are going to return to this earth.
And let’s face it, that’s exactly the days of the Son of man will parallel the days of the son of perdition. And that’s what you’re looking at, took me a long time to understand that in the Book of 2 Thessalonians, but I knew It was there, and then God showed me and it made it a hundred percent.
Okay, now: (158)
[29-6] They were eating, and they were drinking, marrying, and giving in marriage. And as it was in the days of Lot, so will it be in the hour the Son of man will be revealed on earth, [That’s exactly what the Bible said.] not Son of God [any] more, Son of man come back as the prophetic message for the last days, when that eagle will be flying, not the lion, not the ox in the sacrifice age.
All right, now: paragraph 157 and 158. He is talking of two kinds of people. You will notice two kinds of people. You’ll notice there in the days of Noah there’s a people that enter into the ark and they rise above the flood.
And down below, there’s a people coming out of Sodom and they miss the fire. And so you can put those two together on the grounds that they are there on the earth to receive what God has at that particular time upon the earth.
Now, the Bride is going to be caught away in a Rapture. At the same time the conditions are as they were in the days of Noah, and they were in the days of Sodom. And at this particular time you see two types of destruction, ‘water and fire’.
But remember, God will not destroy the entire world by water, He will destroy it now by fire, though we notice that when California falls in and all these volcanoes and things take place, there’s going to be tidal waves that they’ll inundate the earth, and New York is going to be maybe twenty feet under water.
All the ice caps are going to melt, everything else. You’re going to see less land mass then you ever saw. There’s only one sixth of this land mass today of the entire earth. And you’re going to lose a third of that right away as far as I can understand. It’s going to be a rough situation.
So those particular time is not coming upon the earth. So, now you’ll notice there are two kinds of feasts.
People are eating and drinking and making merry, everything is going on, they’re having a great time, but there’s a kind of people that are feasting and there you’ll notice the feast we’re looking at is where Abraham is standing as the Elect with Sarah and they are eating with Almighty God.
Now, you’ll see what they are doing, they are providing for God, and God is blessing it and God is moving amongst them. And so all the Bride has to do in this Age is simply provide herself for God, and God will take care of her.
Okay: (In 159)
[29-7] See, every time a religious power went forth to meet the challenge of the political power of the world… [Now, this is… before the Throne, it’s all through the Seven Church Ages.] When the lion raised up the religious power, it went to meet the Roman power. And then when it come the sacrifice hour, the ox went out, because he’s a sacrificial beast to the Lord. Then came the reformers down through the church ages, come the face of a man. And the reformers have been since: Luther, Wesley, Calvin and so on–down to the Pentecostal age. [And that’s part of the face of man.] But in the last message that went forth, there came a flying eagle. It’s eagle time, reveal time, the Word of God made manifest, the Word of God proven.
Okay, now the many people do not want to believe that; and this is where you get an argument. And the argument comes in where people will play Scripture against Scripture, because they haven’t got enough brains to know that a prophet sent on the scene can take any word he wants, or God wants him to have, and he will give you the perfect explanation.
This is where Ewald Frank went absolutely crazy. He had his own idea about Zachariah, he has his idea about this, he has about that; and why doesn’t Brother Branham tell us? And the great Ewald will tell us.
Well, he ain’t telling me nothing, because I caught him in his adulteries, everything else. Forget it! “When I got to get my food out of a garbage tin, I’ll listen to Lee Vayle.”
Let’s get that flat. I’ve got a good enough garbage tin, without his garbage tin. I don’t get my food out of garbage tins. You do what you want. There’s a cleanness to the man of the church. Maybe some of you ought to be convicted right now about that. Let the vessels of God be holy. See?
Now, people just don’t like the fact that a prophet with ‘Thus saith the Lord’ has every right to bring that revealed Word. Because they’re vindicated to do it. Now, Brother Branham categorically pins this down.
And the eagle is absolutely the heavenly bird, and what comes down the Great One that was on the Throne of Revelation 4:5, comes down in Revelation 10:1. And we know it, because the rainbow is over His Head.
And He is met by a prophet in Revelation 10:7, and Revelation 22:10, that which has been sealed up is opened, and at that particular time there is a complete division of the people, one taken, one left. A righteous, an unrighteous. a holy, an unholy, and so on.
That is exactly what is says over there in the Book of Luke 17:20-30. You have a division of one taken and one left. And you notice in Matthew, Brother Branham categorically stated the division was by the Word.
And it’s positively the Son of man ministry that sets the tenor as to who is the prophet, the true prophet and the rest are false prophets.
So, you’ve got one group gathered to the false prophets, and that takes in all the rest of the world. Sleeping virgin, the whole one, they’re called unrighteous, they’re called unholy, they’re called filthy.
There’s only one group that is not unrighteous and is not unholy, and not filthy, and that is positively the Bride of Christ and nobody else. And there is your division in that particular time.
And you’ll notice here, that when this prophet comes forth, he comes forth in the days of the Son of man, which is the true ministry of Christ come back to earth in the form of the Holy Spirit.
Now, the only person I know that even had an inkling of that was Brother Bosworth, when he said to me back in 1953 in December, in West Palm Beach, just before Christmas time, he said, “I prayed for forty years for the ministry of Christ to come back on this earth, and there It is in that man.”
And I’m going to tell you one thing, there is no way that Brother Bosworth could of said that without meaning the same thing that Jesus said in John 14, “It is God the Father in Me doing the works.”
Because, Jesus of Himself did not have a ministry. The only ministry He had Himself as the Son of God was the Lamb of God taking away the sin of the world coming into a human form, and giving his blood as a sacrifice for sin.
But He Himself said, “I don’t have a word on the subject, and I have nothing to do with what’s happening.” That’s the covenant. And You got the same thing with William Branham. He didn’t have a word to say, and didn’t have a thing to do with it.
And so, we have the days of the Son of man here upon earth, and now this is Eagle-time. And Eagle-time is what we read over here in the Book of Hebrews, and that’s when we’re approaching unto Mount Zion.
And remember, you cannot approach unto the Holy City, which we are not talking of, the holy encampment, we are not talking Millennium, we are talking New Jerusalem, and you’re approaching It and you cannot do it except you understand we’re under White Throne now as Brother Branham said.
How many people are going to believe that? They’re not going to do it.
So, the challenge to the Tree of Life that Adam tried to perpetrate upon God, God sent a cherubim with a flaming sword and cut Adam off and all his descendants. The challenge has now been met. Why?
Because the full work and ministry of Jesus Christ is now to that place where God Himself must put everything under His feet. And you’re the wind up of it. So, we’re looking at it.
The challenge has therefore been met to walk to the Tree of Life, and we’re doing it under the Seventh Seal and the Seven Thunders, which came through vindication in the ministry of William Branham.
Now, Brother Branham says: (In 160)
[29-8] Oh, children, walk into this baptism…
Well how are you going to walk into it? You only can walk into it according to Acts 2:37-39, which is: “Repent and be baptized everyone in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”
Now, if somebody said to Brother Branham, he said, “Can you have the Holy Ghost baptism and not know it?”
Because if he said, “Can a woman have a baby and not know it, unless she’s anesthetized?”
The answer is: “certainly not.” She’s knows when that baby’s come. And so does everybody know when the Holy Spirit’s in his life, and you pile Word upon Word, because It’s a growth. Even as Jesus born of the Holy Spirit, He grew in stature and favor with God and man, and was completely taught by God.
For they said, “How does this person know these things, he doesn’t even know letters?”
[29-8] Oh, children, walk into this baptism with the Holy Ghost… Come in and believe it with all your hearts. And God will fill you.
It doesn’t only mean the baptism with the Holy Ghost born into light, but it means the constant application of the Word where you grow thereby.
[30-1] Look here: Remember, we are flesh of His flesh and bone of His bone. As God raised His bones and flesh out of the grave, they cannot hide the man that has the potentials. [That would be a Resurrection.] Death cannot take him.
[30-2] Jesus said, “All the Father has given Me will come to Me; I’ll raise him up at the last day.” Oh, my. Easter, why, we’re right in Easter. When He raised, we raised with Him. He sent the abstract back; we hold it as the baptism of the Holy Ghost. He is alive forevermore, the same yesterday, today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8 proves He’s the same.
[30-3] [He’s the Messiah,] anointed ones believe that. What is Messiah? What is the Messiah? “Messiah” is the “anointed One.” Now if He was the Messiah being the anointed One for that day to fulfill the Word of God, to be the Redeemer, the anointed One, and God raised up that body, His Bride is the anointed One for this day, and it’s already raised with Him in the resurrection, because these two are one. Amen.
[30-4] I wished I could tell it the way I see it. I wish I had the education I could do it with. I hope You’ll see it. I hope God, the Holy Ghost comes down and puts that in your hearts to see what I mean.
[30-5] It is the resurrection. We are now in the resurrection. We are setting with Him in the resurrection, but only those who have Life, not those who do not have Life. They won’t know it. They’ll never know it. They’ll go right on thinking they’re getting the Holy Ghost, being saved, the rapture will done be over with and gone. [And he] said, “Elias has already come and did it… And [they] knew it not.”
Now look here, remember, we are… I just read this all together here, to look at it one time.
[30-1] Remember, we are flesh of His flesh and bone of His bone. As God raised His bones and flesh out of the grave, they cannot hide the man that has the potentials. [That is the Resurrection, within Him that life.] Death cannot take him.
So, what is he saying here? As Christ was the one person, a one body, a one member who contained all of God. Of what God was He poured into Christ? What that was He poured into the Church, so therefore, now the body is a many membered body, and we are bone of His bone, and flesh of His flesh, because His Life is in us.
How does a baby get bone and flesh? How does any baby get bone and flesh? Well, the little colt gets the flesh and bone of his mommy and daddy. And so the human beings do the same thing. What about a child of God? So you’re looking at the same things, the children of God are in a human form here.
Now the Holy Spirit comes upon them showing them that they are this child of God, and they’re beginning to grow up into Him. And having got this abstract, having got the baptism, the Holy Spirit, this Life of God itself poured upon His Life the Seal. Then, the Church is bone of His bone, and flesh of His flesh.
William Branham would be the only person who could go further and claim that he had such a tremendous portion, God Himself, and dissertation, that at particular times he could be designated bone of His bone and flesh of His flesh.
Because when He was asked the question: how is it that Jesus and the Father were one? He said, “You’re looking at me; the same thing as if you looked at Christ. It is not William that says, ‘Thus saith the Lord’ and these signs and wonders happen, it is God in me, so it was with Jesus.”
He brought it right down to the very same thing.
I remember, I told you I was preaching at Don Ruddel’s church, and just as sure as God made little green apples I wouldn’t lie to you for fifteen seconds behind this pulpit, this book open, I heard myself say, “You weren’t looking at a man, you were looking at God.
I didn’t have enough brains and I couldn’t, and say, “Okay, who’s so ever talking through my mouth and I’m hearing, just keep on talking.” I went right on just as if nothing happened. I said, “What was it?” It was God in the man. The answer was a hundred percent perfect.
Brother Neville sat there and he said to Rozenke, “I didn’t know Lee Vayle was Deity?” How far have you come tonight? Can you accept God in a man? Or do you look at yourself and say, “Well, I got the Holy Ghost, bless God.”
I say, at this point I doubt very much if you had. You liar. You are just a sneaking perpetrator of the devil’s plan. You can sneer right back at a vindicated Word of God and think you got something.
Hogwash, you got something. You got something alright, you got a lie from the pit of hell and the devil’s spirit go with it.
God in the prophets. Now, let’s face it, this hour God’s in the prophet for one big reason, Resurrection. He’s telling you right here. Now:
[30:2] Jesus said, “All the Father has given Me will come to Me; and I’ll raise him up at the last day.”
Now listen, “My sheep hear My voice, [John 10:27] you cannot come except you’re called.” What are you called for? The Resurrection. That’s what He said. “The last day I’ll raise him up.”
Oh, my. Easter, [Oh my, Resurrection.] why, we’re right in Resurrection. When He raised, we raised with Him. (That’s right.) He sent the abstract back; we hold it… [What is the abstract? The baptism with the Holy Ghost. Actually the Holy Ghost Himself.] He is alive forevermore, the same yesterday, today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8 proves He’s the same.
And when Brother Branham used Hebrews 13:8; let me ask you one question, and anybody can answer me. What Book in the Bible did he go to? Genesis! What chapter? You know, you’re so scared you just make me wonder what’s going on.
Am I such a mean person up here that you’re afraid to let your mind go and listen? Chapter 18! God coming down in the form of a man, Appearing in human flesh and discerning. The secrets of men’s hearts made manifest. Hebrews 4:12, right down the line, showing that He knows all things.
Now listen: He is the Messiah. Anointed ones believe that. Then were the people in Israel anointed? No! They weren’t correctly anointed. They turned Him down. What is the Messiah? What is the Messiah? The Messiah is the anointed One Himself.
Acts 10:38. Oh, I wouldn’t likely answer if I was sitting there either, but you don’t be afraid at this late date. I’ve got people sitting in this congregation, if certain preachers come in this pulpit they know more than the guy standing up at the pulpit.
You know, that doesn’t make them as good as guy in the pulpit in this respect: the man in the pulpit could be honest to God called of God with a real calling. And he can do something that the man in the seat can’t do.
He can put it across and work with people where a man knowing more in the seat, having been trained thoroughly couldn’t positively do it.
But, let’s go over here Acts 10:38.
(38) How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him. [Actually, God was in Him.]
All right, so He’s the anointed One. In other words, we are looking today at Acts 10:38 where anointing is manifested.
And remember, Brother Branham said in the Third Exodus, “When Moses went down to Egypt, God did not only go down there with and manifest Himself in signs and wonders, but He Himself Appeared in the Pillar of Fire upon Mount Sinai, so today we have His picture.”
He said, “Just think, the condescension of God and His grace allowing us to take our picture with Him.” There it is on the wall.
Now, you notice: the anointed One, He was anointed and He was that Prophet, and a prophet must have signs and wonders preceding His Words in order to authenticate that He is the One Who has the right to speak.
Jesus of Nazareth went about doing good, and healing all oppressed of the devil as Luke said writing to Theophilus, “Jesus began to both do and to teach.” [Acts 1:1] And I told you how everybody likes to use that see, you want to show you’re a Christian before you open your mouth. That has nothing to do with that.
It has to do with the fact that He was vindicated. A prophet must talk ahead of time. Anybody that talks after the Word is given can lead you plumb off of that Word with genuine signs and wonders. True. Horrible thought. Horrible thought, but it’s true. See? He was anointed
Now watch: being anointed, He was now… if He was Messiah being anointed for that day to fulfill the Word of God, to be Redeemer and the Anointed One.
And God raised up that body after that ministry of anointing, see? His Bride is the anointed one for this day. Why? God anointed Jesus with the Holy Ghost with power, went about doing good, healing the sick, raising dead and so on. Now then, He’s got a Bride that’s anointed with the same Holy Ghost.
Now, so He is with the Church and in the Church and above the Church. His Bride is anointed for this day, and has already raised with Him in the Resurrection, because these two are one.
Now remember, this is Resurrection hour, and if He is here and we are in Him and He is in us, which is exactly the Word for this hour, then we are in Resurrection.
“Well, I don’t feel it.”
Well great, I’m glad you don’t, because I know the whole Word depends upon your feeling. How would you like to feel, “I’ve got a million dollars?” Uh? Well, I don’t have any more carpal tunnel. Please feel for me.
Huh! You can’t even feel to blow your own nose. So it doesn’t matter about your feeling. Doesn’t matter about my feeling. And it doesn’t. That’s the truth. It doesn’t! We don’t have a think. We don’t have a say. It’s what has been vindicated. See? This is the guarantee. We have been raised with Him, because we are one. See?
Now remember, He is the Word, we are going to be one with the Word, especially at that hour. Brother Branham was so correct when he said, “Moses never came with Noah’s message. Jesus never came with Moses’ message.”
So correct, that people don’t want to be, they got a little, “Oh I know the Word of God. It’s a sweet continuous Word, and you know how it is, we’ve got the interpretation.” You’re liars, from the pit out. The word that Daniel gave… a certain man back in his day is completely fulfilled.
The Word concerning the birth of Jesus Christ a hundred percent fulfilled will never be fulfilled again. And the Bible say, his death, He can never die again. He rose; therefore, He can never rise again. There’s a lot of Scripture that’s passed away, because It’s fulfilled.
And a lot of us worm-eaten, because we let the worms get in the manna. Not the justification is changed to sanctification, or baptism with these things, it’s that men have changed them. See?
Now, He said, “The two are one.” So therefore we are anointed to the Resurrection and immortality. How do we know that? Let’s find out, because It’s over here in the Book of Malachi 4, and again you got to believe a prophet.
(01) For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, [leaving] them neither root nor branch.
(02) But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; [Now, you know that’s the Rapture, a hundred percent though people will deny it.]
Therefore, we have been anointed for the Rapture which is immortality. Because if you are not immortal, you are not going to go in the Rapture. And if you don’t see Him, you will not be changed, so therefore, the days the Appearing are here.
Oh, we’ve got the big mouths, the smart men, I just got a hundred and thirty page book the other day from a guy that vaunt’s himself to be a great man. He’s the son of this guy Walker, the white horse rider guy. I got his number, and know his racket too.
Now, this son of his is blowing his head off. And he really… first of all he lets you know what a great guy he is. He’s a doctor of law, and he’s the head of corporations, he’s a big this. And he tries to intimidate folks.
I should write him a letter and say, “Fellow, you just blew it in one place. There’s one thing bigger than you, and that’s truth and you’re a liar.”
I don’t care if he represents a corporation, he doesn’t represent God. He thinks he can blow people away because he’s got a big mouth and education. Phfft! On his education. And that’s putting it mildly. Who needs it? Who needs it?
Amos the plowman. [Amos 9:13] Elijah the Tishbite, [1 King 17:1] I don’t know if you know his ancestry. Come on the scene out of nowhere blew the state wide apart. Called down fire, then some pip-squeak, he was in a corporate-jet. Well, I was in a horse and buggy.
Oh, he had this thing and another. He had a great pair of roller-skates. I never had roller-skates. I was lucky to have a thimble to play with, or spool of thread. I wouldn’t trade with him for fifteen billion dollars or [inaudible] You get them every time you turn around you find that junk.
Trying to take you off the Word of God. They’ll use every trick in the book. The Bride is the body of Christ, let’s face it. Even as Jesus was the flesh of God, so the Bride is.
All right, he said:
[30-2] The two are one…
The first half of the First Resurrection is over, the second half has already begun. I may wrest Scripture a little bit here. I don’t think I’m going to do it, but I’ll read It to you. In 1 Thessalonians 4:13.
(13) …I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
(14) For if we believe [with the living] that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring [forth] with him.
Now, I can put it this way, that God has absolutely brought forth Jesus Christ, “the same yesterday, today and forever,” [Hebrews 13:8] because in the form of the Holy Spirit in a Pillar of Fire and consequently in a prophet, He is doing now through the Holy Spirit what He did here in flesh, so God has brought Him forth into plain visibility.
For Brother Branham said the same thing as Paul said. And Paul said, “Who art Thou Lord.”
He said, “I am Jesus.” [Acts 9:5]
So, nobody can say, “Well Lee, you’re just illustrating, I can be, but it’s also a point there, it’s well taken, because the point is true.
I’m not wresting Scripture at all, I’m just giving you an understanding here, that all of these things come together and Scripture has compound meanings. Not trying to go out-prophet the prophet, don’t think for one minute, I’m sticking with him.
In [paragraph] 164:
[30-3] I wished I could tell it the way I see it. I wish I had the education I could do it with. [Well, if he had the education he’d of blown it.] I hope you see it. I hope God, the Holy Ghost [notice, he calls God the Holy Spirit one thing,] comes down there and puts that in your heart to see what I mean.
In other words, he’s telling you flat: “I have the revelation, I know it perfectly myself. I do not have the words which suit you, so I use my own words, but I know the same Holy Spirit that used His Words and taught me can take the same thoughts and teach you.”
And so, he’s telling us here that right now that he is not living in the future, he is living in the Present, because the Future is here. “God which calleth those things as are not, as though they were, and He raises the dead.” [Romans 4:17]
And at that particular time is when God said to Abraham, “Listen, this is the end of your faith, this is a summation,” because He comes to the completion.
Let’s go read it here. [Romans 4:] I’ve got a lousy memory. I don’t want my tongue tripping up, only the rascals does that. He said here.
(21) And being fully persuaded that, what [God] had promised, he was able also to perform.
What gave Him that persuasion? He never arrived there till God Himself came down. Perfect faith. Now, we’re under the persuasion of faith this night. We know exactly by manifestation, by vindication we stand.
And we stand where Abraham stood, because we are Abraham’s seed through Christ. “And Abraham believed God,” [Romans 4:3] who raises the dead and calleth those things which are not as though they were.
And he said positively, “Abraham, you are the father of nations,” and He turned the clock back and he raised Abraham from the dead, which made him a young man, about eighteen years old again.
That’s resurrection, brother/sister, you call it what you want. Just what Lazarus had. Because, boy, a part of his [Abraham’s] body was absolutely dead as far as… his vital organs for procreation and Sarah’s were completely shot.
“And he called those things that aren’t as though they were, the father of many nations.” [Romans 3:17] Right there, Abraham believed God, we’re in the same place, because it was a bringing forth the Son upon this earth; the Son in flesh, and we come back like little children.
Oh, I wish I could get that far. We’re not going to get that far tonight, so forget it. It is the Resurrection. We are now in the Resurrection.
Let’s go over here to John 11:23, and begin to see that is the truth. And It says:
(23) [Now,] Jesus [said] unto her, Thy brother shall rise again.
(24) [And] Martha [said], I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.
(25) [And He] said to her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
(26) …whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. [Do you believe] this?
In other words, It tells you flat, that those who go away in faith, and are folded away in death will come back, but there’s a group of people standing who will not be taken away in death, but they will be absolutely in the Resurrection. That’s what I said about Abraham. He was just breathing, snorting right along.
How fast can you snort at a hundred? [Brother Vayle makes snorting sounds] He was snorting right along. Well, he was pretty healthy old crock. Suddenly, he’s like a kid again.
What do you think we’re going to go through? Same thing! Resurrection! Just shows you way back there what’s going on today. No problem. We are in the Resurrection now.
We are sitting with Him. You sit down when the battle is over. It’s at the end of the trail. We’re sitting down, because the work has been done. This is the hour. But only those who have life, not those who do not have life, they won’t know it.
You think they know about what I’m talking about tonight? Why do you think people come here and then leave, even those that say they believe the Message?
Ha, as soon as they come in I really usually can’t wait to see them go, because they slow me down. I get my conscious bothered, well should I talk some little thing to do this? Forget it!
I’m not rolling the clock back ten years for anybody. God will help me. If they need help, they’ll get help somehow.
[30-5] They won’t know it. They’ll never know it. They’ll go right on thinking they’re getting the Holy Ghost, [that you see, they get the anointing but not the sealing.] being saved, and the rapture will done be over with and gone. He said, “Elias has already come and did that… And you knew it not.”
Now, this is not simply an illustration. This is the truth, because Elijah for this hour is the Lord Jesus Christ Himself.
Because, though Elijah had a show-down, Elijah within himself could no more have a show-down than a dog could go out there and run a movie projector machine, in fact it be a whole lot easier for the dog. You could train him to pull a button or cord.
“How could Elijah by Elijah allow you to call down fire on Mount Carmel?”
Why, that’s an asinine thought. Elijah could no more do that than nothing. The Elijah for this hour, the one on the show-down is the Lord Jesus Christ Himself.
And that’s exactly true, if they reject that, they reject the Resurrection. The rejection lies there. Oh yes, they’ll go right on thinking they’ve got the Holy Ghost. Elijah’s already come, and that fits Brother Branham.
Brother Branham said, “Nothing outside of this Message is going to come to life.”
Why? Because only the true Word of God is the conduit for the Holy Spirit. It’s the only proven conduit is this Message. And so Brother Branham said, “They didn’t know I was Elijah. They didn’t know it was Christ working in me.”
They didn’t know it’s the same Holy Ghost. They didn’t know it was God bringing all things into subjection. They didn’t know it was the Holy Spirit came down, the Capstone.
Who started this church? Who came down the day of Pentecost? Who came down to Paul? Who came down now? Oh come on, we know Who It was. Why did they call His Name Jesus? Because Jesus is Jehovah Savior. There’s only one Savior, that’s Elohim. One God, many titles and so on, but one God.
How many minutes? Eight minutes, it’s time to quit. I’ll see if we can go on from here on Sunday. We will all right, if we can get the continuity just right.
Let’s rise and be dismissed shall we.
Heavenly Father, again we want to thank You for the time of getting together, and we know, Lord, that we’re not here for any circus. We’re not here for any manifestation or anything we get from man, Lord, although men are determined by you to deliver these things, these words.
But above all, Lord, we know that they are Your Words that are vindicated, at least what I read from what the prophet, and from Your Word that’s true. And, Lord, we believe our understanding is true, so we’re not looking for any vindication concerning us.
But we’re looking, Lord, that we’re a part of that which was vindicated for people, and we’re a people that receive It.
Brother Branham said, “We’re one with You.” And as vindicated man, Lord, You could not positively have given him that constant revelation and that constant discernment and those things which… that showed every single time the truth of the end-time. The last sign delivered.
First You gave him signs to show that he was that prophet that could come and bring the Word. Then You showed the constant discernment right down the line, Lord, there was absolutely a pure true moving Word of God as far as we know. That’s what we’re standing with tonight.
Now Lord, let the sweet Spirit of Jesus Christ that’s amongst us move upon us in such a way, Lord, that we live in this great constant rejoicing which is in Christ Jesus our Savior. Knowing the Life that’s in the Word that we are taking to heart tonight; is bringing forth not only a heart-life, and a soul-life, but a body-life.
A physical-life, Lord. A life, Lord, that’s in our minds that rise above all the words of this world and brings us right into the world of Christ. Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done, we know it’s not going to be outside of the Word.
So Lord, we thank You tonight for Thy blessed Word that’s vindicated. We believe, Lord God, that somebody’s going to go right to that Tree of Life. In my heart, Lord, I believe that it is possible that we’re to the place in this congregation at least.
If we are not those that approach the Tree of Life and become changed, at least we can rejoice and say “we saw that much.” If we could recognize that much, there’s a place for us somewhere in the good grace and kingdom of our God.
But, Lord, tonight we would go a little further and trust that we are as Brother Branham said, “With thoughts of grace we’re a part of that Bride.”
So, we’re not looking for great signs and wonders to vindicate anything anymore, we’re just looking, Lord, for what comes out of every Word. And the prophet said, “Gifts (as it were] on the shelf.” The Spirit of Christ healing the sick amongst us. Heal our sick, Lord, we pray.
Starting right there with healing the Word going down in the soul and coming forth prospered, looking forward, Lord, to strong bodies to serve You. To serve each other. To live for You. Die if necessary. Whatever is incumbent upon us and all the time glorifying Your great and Holy Name.
Now, unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be all power, honor and glory through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.
‘Take the Name of Jesus with you’.