Easter Seal #20Declaration Of His Presence
Shall we pray.
Heavenly Father, we know that when [Paul] Rader wrote this song, he was inspired by You, and yet not knowing there was a man coming who would use it, who pointed to Your Word, Lord, that we would believe it and also true that all things are possible was very much limited in the day it was written, because all the things that we see today that are possible were not there, they were just coming into sight.
Now in the hour of the resurrection we see that the full scope of the possibility of Your Godhead coming into entire view, with that resurrection and all the fulfillment of Your plan that You planned for us, fulfilling us in Yourself Lord, right here in our midst O God in His full potential.
Help us to believe it that we might be carried to the higher heights and deeper depths, which You promised Lord, as we sit in heavenly place in Christ Jesus. We give You the glory, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
You may be seated.
Now we’re over here I do believe in Easter Seal #20, I think that’s where we’re at. And last Wednesday, we noted that Brother Branham said that it was foretold that the Eagle believers of this hour would recognize the cry of the Eagle and respond.
And we found that to be over in Matthew 12, where the Spirit of Jesus Christ comes back upon this earth, which really is God Almighty Himself, coming back upon this earth, and doing for us exactly what He did for the people in Israel, but you will notice it was carried out in a different manner.
It was by the Holy Spirit Himself, it was not by the corporal – the Holy Spirit in the corporal body, or the body of the Lord Jesus Christ. And it says here that:
(18) …he shall shew judgment [unto] the Gentiles. [In verse 18. And at that time:]
(19) He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets.
(20) [The] bruised reed he [shall] not break, and smoking flax he [shall] not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory.
(21) And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.
And right there you find that the Judge appears on the scene. The righteous Judge of all the earth, Elohim, exactly as in the time of Abraham in Genesis 18, which Brother Branham said that was Hebrews 13:8, which was, “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today and forever.”
And at the time of being the Judge, which is 2 Thessalonians 2, Revelation 1, all the way down, he shall not strive. Does he strive? The answer is no, “Behold I stand at the door and knock. And if any man hear my voice, open the door, I’ll go in and sup with him.”
Again it says here, “His voice shall not be heard in the street.” And that’s exactly true, His voice was not heard in the street, because people walked the streets and it wasn’t that way. Hear the cry, not striving, not crying, the bruised reed He won’t break, that’s exactly true, He doesn’t do it.
He did it to Israel, He took it all away, temple worship can never come back as pleasing to God with the blood of bulls and different types of offering, it says: “For once and for all the offering has been completed.”
And God cannot change His mind and say, “Well I think I’m going to just let them go back to temple worship.” No, He comes, Brother Branham said, He appears in a symbol to them, and they understand the symbol.
Which I really believe is the Pillar of Fire, but I don’t know, because Brother Branham didn’t say. Then He makes Himself known, and He’s made Himself known, they know, that this was the Messiah they rejected.
Then you see there comes the time of the mourning of the Atonement, as Brother Branham preached, and they come together in Jesus Christ the Lord.
All right. And it says, “The smoking flax He will not quench.” Well the light went out in Israel, because they killed the light. There’s no way. But now they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh. And remember, the judgment is unto victory.
Now let’s understand that. We go to 2 Thessalonians 1, and you know I keep going over these things because I want you to be so familiar with them, you could come, anybody in this church could come behind me and say, “I could tell you exactly what it’s all about.” And he says here,
(07) And you [that] are troubled [you that are pressured, you that got this condition, the pressure,] rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, [that’s now. Now watch, verse 10,]
(10) When he come[s] to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe… [but watch up above, verse 8,]
(08) In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and obey not the gospel of [the] Lord Jesus Christ:
Now what’s the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ? The testimony of Paul, to be believed in this day, in verse 10. And they shall be punished. Now you know that this cannot happen until the Judge comes and He divides.
This is the Word dividing the people, it says right here, the gospel and what the testimony of Paul was, it’s going to divide them. The Word divides! The gifts bring people together.
If Jesus had have simply come with a gift ministry, He’d have taken the whole show over, but soon as He began preaching the Word based on vindication, they said, “Forget it, we don’t care two bits for Your vindication.”
“Well,” He said, “Tell Me, I’ve given you signs.”
“Oh,” they said, “Your signs don’t mean anything, we want our signs.”
Hey, they knew a prophet had to be vindicated as having been in touch with God by God vindicating him in order to bring the Word, they knew that! And He said, “If you believed Moses, you would have believed Me.”
Because Moses came back and said, “Okay, you’ve got your hearts desire, from now on God will not talk to you, He will talk to a prophet and the prophet will talk to you, and there’s a day coming when He’s going to raise up a Prophet amongst you, and if you don’t listen, you’re gone!” They never believed that!
Remember what I read up there in Toronto, Friday night. Ah, I don’t know like the fellow that thought he might be asked to play the piano, he brought his piano with him, I don’t know if I got it here or not, the 14th chapter.
Many people miss God’s point about miracles, He does not ask us to believe in miracles, He hits us between the eyes with them! Then let a person deny a miracle is done, he’s a complete fool! I mean, he’s a complete fool! You don’t even bother with him. Why waste your time? Come on. Waste your time with fools.
He demands that we believe in Him and in everything He has made known. To convince us that He is making something known, He does what only the Creator of nature can do, He makes visible creation act in a manner that differs from its naturally fixed behavior.
He confronts us with eye-opening facts. He says in effect, “Look here and pay attention, I’ve something to tell you, listen to Me!”
Tell me, did Jesus put it any better? The Catholic church will answer, by this, what this man wrote. Jesus said, “Your own words condemn you.” You believe Moses? Then why don’t you believe him?
Pentecostals being prophesying since 1906 and mostly its lousy fabrications! At the best it’s anointed speech. They’re the chaff. How are they going to make the Rapture? Come on.
“Well, Brother Vayle, Brother Branham, you’re so hard, you’re so hard.”
You want a mealy-mouthed stupid God who changes because you changed.
I would sooner have Him hit me between the eyes and say, “Yes you are save,” or “yes you are lost,” then be in a position of such indecision, and God deliver us to come to the day when we know that we know that we know, because this is that hour. It’s not another hour. It’s this hour.
All right, you combine what I have read. God proving that Jesus is risen from the dead, and the God that was in that human structure, born of Mary, is back here doing the same works that He did back there for the Gentiles, in order to take them on to completion, because the Gentile church goes from A to Z without a stop, where the Jews went from A to Y, with the two thousand years between the epsilon and the Z. Or the Y.
Two thousand years break, between the first half of Daniel’s Seventieth Week and the seventh, as we showed you in Toronto.
All right, Brother Branham made categorically the statements that the eaglets would respond to the Eagle, and we found that over here, that the Eagle would come back in John 10:25-28.
(25) Jesus answered, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me.
Now in John 14, he says, “I am not doing the works, it’s the Father within me,” yet he was doing it. Certainly. See? Aren’t your lungs breathing? Why are they breathing? Because there’s life in you. The same thing right here.
(26) But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.
(27) My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
(28) And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my [Father’s] hand.
All right, with that you read John 10:16.
(16) Other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also must [I] bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
Now it tells you at the time that the Voice is heard there is one Shepherd, and there is one fold, which is definitively the Bride. Ends up in the New Jerusalem. So when Brother Branham said, “The Voice of the Eagle will be heard,” that’s exactly right, because Jesus said it.
And it said over also in Hebrews 12, and it said over also in Revelation. So the people who try to tell you this isn’t right, they don’t know their Bibles. They don’t know first of all the God of the Bible, that’s the whole trouble. They never understood His integrity.
Now according to him, that’s Brother Branham, there was not even a shadow of doubt, but that we are potentially in the resurrection, because our day is exactly as it was when Jesus was in the days of his flesh, when he foretold of his resurrection.
Well that’s what it was all about! What he did! He was leading them to the point where he could say, “Destroy this temple, and I’ll raise it up in three days.”
Well they said, “You give us a sign.”
He said, “The sign is this: as Jonas was three days and three nights in the belly of the whale, so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth,” and Brother Branham correctly said it according to archaeology and the historian, within that period of time.
Now notice, the sign was what? A prophet going to the Gentiles! The Ninevites were not Israelites! So what about it? It’s got to run parallel, it’s got to be based upon fact, and Jesus said the sign was a prophet of God to the Gentiles!
And people trying to tell you Elijah doesn’t come to the Gentiles? They don’t learn! And they’re not going to learn the Word. There’s nothing in them to get the Word, so don’t bother.
You know I make stuff that’s called – I call it red stuff. And I take some spare ribs and I squeeze the sauerkraut juice on top of them, put a little pepper in it, and I boil them. That’s to take away the piggy taste, because you can’t get decent ribs.
And I sprinkle the sauerkraut on top of it, and I pour the rice on top, that’s all washed, and I put tomatoes on top of that and I steam it. And I love it! And there are people who hate it. I won’t invite you to dinner. You ain’t going to come and eat my red stuff. You don’t like it. Why should I try to feed you?
See what I’m trying to tell you? They don’t believe this Bible, they don’t like it. What fellowship has anybody that believes all of the Word with him who believes part of the Word? Yeah.
What fellowship has anybody have here that doesn’t want to sit down and talk the Word with somebody that, you know, wants to talk and one fellow doesn’t want to talk? Where’s your fellowship? You don’t have any. Not there. See?
So all right, you look at what we’re saying here. Brother Branham tells us we are potentially in the resurrection based on what Jesus Himself said, and it has to be exactly parallel, a prophet going to the Gentiles, what he based it upon, and those people, what did they do? They repented! Changed their minds.
See? Because God met them on the basis of their own religion, which was a man crawling out of the belly of a whale, which they worshipped a fish god.
All right. The people today talk about worshipping God Who is Spirit, and God comes right on the scene to the Gentiles, and they turn Him down flat. That’s the whole church does, but the Bride doesn’t. What does the Bride do? She goes into repentance and sackcloth and ashes.
What does the rich Pentecostals? “We’re rich, increased in goods and don’t need a thing, we’re beautiful. Oh look how we are on the outside; we’re marvelous, wonderful…”
He said, “You are naked!”
The Bride knows she’s naked, so she goes to her sackcloth and ashes, in her mind of repentance she humbles herself before God, and she said, “I don’t know a thing here, I’m just listening to the prophet.”
“Well, bless God, you know Brother Vayle, I had a vision, you know, and I prayed for sick…”
Ah shut-up, get out of my… You know my stomach is getting queasier all the time. I think I lack hydrochloric acid. It’s not that I am not vitriolic enough, it’s just I don’t have the right kind of acid.
And I can understand if God’s stomach bothers Him that He wants to vomit. Because it certainly bothers me, when people come up against – look, what have they got to produce? What have they got? Wretched, miserable, naked, blind, and blowing!
They’re like a guy I knew years ago, during the depression. He bilked young women that he could go with, who was earning money, and he pretended he had a lot of money, he had a ranch down Southern Alberta, he had race horses and everything else, and what he did, he worked for this car company so he could drive these nice big cars, and he’d go with these girls, and they’d fall for him like an idiot – he was true to his wife though, I don’t know any woman he ever seduced into sex, but he took their money.
Well I can see the church doing the same thing today and people falling for the same nonsense. Completely fooled by an empty boast! “Rich, increased in goods and don’t lack a thing. Why, I had a vision one time…” Or this or that.
Not knowing and not believing that Judas, which was the devil, Jesus said, “One of you is diabolus,” which means ‘one of you is the devil’. And it says, “The devil entered him and he did signs and wonders and miracles,” in the Name of Jesus Christ, glorified God every step of the way till it came time to betray him.
Who do you think led in the worship of God? Jesus and Satan! When Jesus took the form of Michael.
Say, “Well, you know, the devil, wouldn’t…”
Who said the devil wouldn’t do that when the Bible says different? Who are you to say what the devil would do or not do when this man stood there with the anointing of God on him, the Pillar of Fire above him, talking face to face, Moses, Paul, William Branham!
“Ooooohhh, Brother Vayle, that’s going too far.”
Hey kid, you ain’t gone far enough. You haven’t gone far enough, you’re an abortion. Grow up. See, anybody can talk. Do you think I would talk the way I talk except for that? You have got to be kidding! There is no way I’d open my mouth and say these things except for that. That’s my authority!
They try to tell you something different, just laugh at them, walk off. See? Bible said God’s going to laugh in the heavens in derision. People don’t like that kind of talk, oh no, you’ve got your own god all figured out, the god of your imagination.
When Brother Branham preached, ‘The Mighty God Exposed Before Us Revealed,’ he hit it right in the head. He told them. They wouldn’t believe him. Here’s a man vindicated. But the devil gave them enough brains in Chicago that not one came forward to protest him.
Where he said, “Lee…” And right on the tape he says, “You’re smarter than I thought you were.” And he told me why he said it. He said, “Lee, had one man come forward, they would have carried him out feet first, the Pillar of Fire stood right there to slay him.”
Say, “Well I can’t believe that.” Well you don’t have to. Say, “Well Brother Vayle, you seem pretty smug.” I am. “Well wouldn’t you want everybody to believe it?” No! If everybody believed it, I’d be wrong.
Same old story. A man liked me and he said, you know what the old Indian chief said. He said, “I don’t want every man liking my squaw.” I don’t want everybody liking my husband, Jesus Christ, why should I?
Well you say, “Well, just a minute, wouldn’t real love do that?”
Hey! If God said something, where is my love if I say opposite? Come on, you got to come some place in your life where you come to the definitive. Whether you come here or not, that doesn’t mean anything, it’s whether you come to the definitive. And Brother Branham was the definitive.
All right, he says here, I’ll read it again. According to Brother Branham there was not even a shadow of doubt, but that we are potentially in the resurrection because our day is exactly as was Jesus’ flesh days, when he foretold his resurrection.
He told them he would die and rise again in three days, because he knew exactly who he was based on the prophetic Word that was manifestly fulfilled in him.
Now that’s a very strange statement I have made, because Brother Branham made it. On the basis of the fact that Brother Branham said Jesus did not bypass his theophonic form, so therefore he remembered all things, which he certainly did when it came to the prayer, not just the prayer in John 17, but also in John 12, when a Voice answered from heaven, “I have glorified thee, I’ll glorify thee again.”
And when Jesus prayed in 17, it was not a voice answering it, it was his prayer when he said, “I want the glory that I had.”
Showing the preexistence of what it was leading in the worship of Almighty God, which placed him there as that only begotten Son for that particular position, which is true now, because you cannot come to the Father without the Son!
So many people just seem to bypass Jesus entirely these days, based on this Message, on the grounds that “Hey, what’s it to him?” Because Brother Branham used the term ‘body’ as though nothing.
Well let me tell you, that body bled and died. And don’t you ever bypass the blood. I don’t care if the blood went back to the elements or where it is, that Blood sufficed; because the Holy Ghost come back and demonstrated this.
So let nobody just get out of line. I’ll hold you in line there, because we respect about that. See you got to respect him.
All right. Now Jesus knew exactly who he was based on the prophetic Word that was manifestly fulfilled in him. Now you’ll notice in here it was fulfilled in him and he therefore knew positively, when he was thrown on his own, which he was thrown on his own.
Because he said on the cross, “My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me?” See?
Now people say, which is true in the sense of the word, he could have just turned and made one little look, waved one little finger, Brother Branham agreed on that point, as far as I recall, we’ll see it here, and he could have gotten twelve legions of angels right then. But he didn’t do it.
Do you know why? Because it was that Word, the Word being consistent, then he was consistent with the Word! Now how in the world, if the Word isn’t consistent, how can we be consistent? It’s not a matter of our constancy; it’s a matter of His constancy! And it’s so hard to see it.
“Well you see Lord, I’ve done this and I’ve done that.”
Ah, shut-up. You did just what David did, but you didn’t have the four hundred and ninety-nine wives, and somebody else’s wife you could grab. You know it’s so sickening for people to just vaunt themselves.
I’m seventy-seven coming up, and I’ve known ever since I got saved, I’ve been the low man on the totem pole, and I admit it. I’d have to take a step back to look a snake in the eye.
And I look out here and I see what these guys are doing, don’t even come near me, because they’re boasting how great they are, this and that. See, I’m wrong the guy to come around and approach.
Now let me tell you something. It’s His constancy, not ours. It’s His faithfulness, not ours. It’s His faith.
And if the prophet said that Jesus knew positively that he was that one, then I want you to know something here, this is the mightiest assurance that God ever gave anybody and can give anybody, because it was the assurance that He gave His Son, who already knew way back there who and what he was!
All right, we’ve got the Word fulfilled right today in the prophet Elijah, which comes to you and me, and that makes us a hundred percent with God as we believe His Word that was manifested. And so you trying to tell me William Branham didn’t know who he was? You got to be sicker than I don’t know what.
And you going to tell me you weren’t way back there in the beginning when the sons of God came together, rejoiced, and clapped their hands, the devil stood in the midst? Are you going to tell me that you weren’t back there? If you didn’t have representation back there, you don’t have it now.
See, people get all mixed up, they just won’t believe what the prophet said, they won’t bring it down to the level! And of course I get highly criticized because I’m supposed to be trying to give you a revelation; nobody can give a revelation.
Yet the Bible said that you’re supposed to teach. Obey them that have the rule over you, teached, you the Word of God. What has the rule over the people? The Word does, so the preacher just stands back.
You know I got goofballs all around here that break up marriages. One guy, he’s a spiritual husband of the church, so he breaks up marriages. Now if he and she commit adultery, he’s going to answer. If a man did that to my wife, I would sue him for five million dollars and expose his whole church, they’re of the devil.
Say, “Brother, that’s tough talk.” Why is it tough talk? Haven’t you got the guts to face the light? You say you’re in the light, then face it! Let’s go to a court even! “Well that’s a brother!” What makes you think he’s a brother? Where do you get that kind of stuff, breaking up homes and things, taking authority over women? Don’t come around Lee Vayle.
I’ll use language you never heard in your life. Oh yeah, you heard it, but you’re too nice. I know an illegitimate when I see one, what he’s doing. I can point you to homes that I’ve kept together by the Word of Almighty God. And don’t anybody bug me.
The same life of God that gave the Scripture and then fulfilled it, promised to raise him from the dead. Now watch. The same life of God that gave the Scripture and then fulfilled it, and we’re talking about now!
Promised to raise the dead. And when he saw God’s perfect record of scriptural fulfillment and in this man ‘THUS SAITH THE LORD’, ‘THUS SAITH THE LORD’, ‘THUS SAITH THE LORD’, never failing, Jesus knew this Scripture of His resurrection was a foregone conclusion!
Now, how many of us can rest in it this morning that our resurrection is a foregone conclusion, because the potential of it’s here?
Yet we can – everyone of us have got the brains, if we want little bunny bunnies for our kids, we go out and buy a female and a buck, a doe and a buck, and we say, “We got bunnies coming, we got bunnies coming, we got bunnies coming.” And boy do you have bunnies coming.
But you can’t believe the Word of God. What’s greater, bunnies coming or ‘THUS SAITH THE LORD’? That’s where the bunnies came from!
I’m going to prove I’m telling you the truth. When they wanted a sign outside of the sign Jesus gave them, he said, “What’s the matter with you birds?” He said, “You look out there at evening time, the sky is red,” you say, “Good day tomorrow. Hey, great, great, we’ll go fishing.”
And the Sea of Galilee had a lot of tempests on it. But like certain lakes in America, they just suddenly storms comes up. They had a lake like that in Alberta, Canada, where I came from. Pigeon Lake. Drowned a friend of mine, went to school with her. Suddenly a squall, pbbt, boat gone.
Now he said, “Tomorrow morning, if the sky is red, you say, “Hey, don’t go fishing.” Oh you hypocrites!”
Say, “Well, [Brother Vayle makes stuttering noises.]” Just keep stuttering. Hypocrite. You can look out there and see nature, and you see that and deny it? Yeah. You’re smart, you go to school, you’re educated, you’re going to get a bigger education. Oh fap, you ain’t educated. You’ve been clobbered.
‘Educo’ [Latin] means ‘to lead out’! And what’s in you, if it’s led out, you’re truly educated! And if you’ve got the gene of God in you, this Word will lead it out in a manifestation. Education today means drive in.
Where do you find the Word of God driving anywhere? “The sheep hear My Voice and they follow.” You don’t go around singing, “Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way.” No! They sing those lovely songs that we sing here.
And “My Jesus I love Thee, I know Thou art mine.” We don’t have jingle bells and Easter rabbits. The world has those and you see where they’re at. We have the Word of God that’s living today.
And yet he said, “You look at nature, and this is conclusive by what you see, that I am above that nature, why don’t you take it?” And yet the Pentecostals can’t take ‘THUS SAITH THE LORD’. They do not even understand the signs that precede the Word as different from the signs that follow the Word!
Now let that sink in, because that is the truth. And I’m going to tell you, you heard me preach, and suddenly now I’ve preaching for, since Brother Branham died and before then, who he is. Or I couldn’t have written the books and the things that I’ve done.
And yet it never came to me, the simplicity, until just a few weeks ago. But you know something? That does everything to you. Clinches that nail so strong. They’re putting nails in His cross. We’re putting the strength of iron in our souls. There’s a big difference.
All right, let me read it again to you. The same life of God that gave the Scripture and then fulfilled it, promised to raise Jesus from the dead, and when he saw God’s perfect record of scriptural fulfillment, he knew this Scripture of his resurrection was a foregone conclusion. He said, “Kill me, and I’ll rise again.”
“Now just a minute,” you say – “now just a minute.” In the light of the fact that this man was who he was, going right back to prehistory, the very image of God, the effulgence, the out-raying of God Himself.
As Brother Branham said, “That light formed, there’s only one thing it could form from, was from God Itself, God giving birth.” And that One bringing all these things into being, by Christ Jesus, the ages, the world, everything created. It was God doing it in him through that manifestation.
You say, “Now just a minute. Do you mean to tell me knowing all of that, that He had to have all of this fulfilled concerning Him, and then there was a foregone conclusion?”
That’s the way God wanted it, and that’s the way it was, “Lo, a body hast Thou prepared Me, in the volume of the Book it is written of Me,” and He went exactly through every single step, and as He went through every single step He said, “This is it!”
And you got the same thing right today. And how are you going to deny it? The same Holy Spirit that gave the prophecy, the same Holy Spirit that brought it to pass, that manifested it and brought it before us, is now here to bring about a resurrection!
How are we going to miss it? If you’re part of the Bride you ain’t going to miss it. No way.
Do you see what you’re doing? You’re following the perfect example of Jesus. Not this Seventh Day Adventist bunch of hogwash. They said, “Jesus fulfilled the law.” He fulfilled the law of death! They can’t even read Colossians correctly!
How would you like it today if all you had to do was wash a few pots and pans and close shop on Saturday, and that did it? They’re crazy. It’s not the Blood of Jesus plus, it’s the Blood of Jesus, period.
If you want to battle, you give way to the Word of God and let God work righteousness in your heart, which means that you are following the Word instinctually through the Spirit because you’re completely obedient to that life, you’ve given over to it!
But you get all this muck corrected out and this junk legalism, there’s no way unless God does a miracle in our lives that we can come to the place we’re longing to come to! No way.
We got a hybridized word. And you know something? When you got a hybrid, every bug under God’s heaven attacks it. You get a genuine non-hybrid, you won’t be allergic, the bugs won’t attack it. Science has proven bugs only attack the weak.
If you don’t believe that, what about you sitting here with all the problems you’ve got in your body and I got in mine? Everything in nature proves the Bible, everything in nature proved Brother Branham.
Now, Brother Branham now turns to us, even as Jesus did to the disciples, and asks us, “Do you believe the Word? Now that you have seen the power of His potential exhibited? Are you a believer?” For the Word fulfilled to us – now watch it – for the Word fulfilled to us is that we believe it because that is why it is given.
The whole point, the whole point of Jesus’ ministry, was to believe, get the people to believe, and when the angel commissioned Brother Branham, he said, “You get the people to believe, and nothing will stand before you.”
That’s why he sang over and over, “Only believe, only believe, all things are possible.” Believe what? The Word that was coming after the manifestation. And what is the Word of this hour? Resurrection, we are in the resurrection, and Brother Branham went to his death believing it. He did, I know the facts.
Now the prerequisite of the resurrection is to believe the Word of the hour of the resurrection. That is Brother Branham’s Message, He is here, and the point is: why is He here? The only reason that He can be here is to make a separation, because it’s the days of Noah and the days of Sodom.
And the only way it can be done by the days of the Son of Man coming back proving exactly the One Who is risen from the dead is here, and why is He here? To raise the dead and to change us to immortality and take us away.
So therefore the declaration of His Presence is the Message that Brother Branham brought us, and people don’t even know that. And when they do know it, they say, “Well it’s a doctrine.”
That’s where Brother Vern came from. Pastor down there, he positively said, “Why,” he said sure he believes the Presence, he told Brian that. Stands right before Vern and denies it. “Oh yeah, that’s Pentecost.” So Vern quotes the prophet, didn’t do any good.
I’m not trying to pan the guy, it’s just a fact. They don’t believe it! Then why did the prophet say, “My ministry is to declare that He is here.”
And he said, “There’s no such thing as a true healing revival, (that’s manifestation to prove something’s coming, he said, ) unless there’s a change in the Message, because God does not attempt to vindicate the old tired Message that’s already here.”
You can’t get them to believe, there’s nothing in there to believe in. You say, “Well Brother Vayle, you’re too hard.” Well you have your opinion, I’ll have mine. You want to go someplace wishy-washy, just go ahead.
Hey I got it tough enough now to believe straight without a bunch of wishy-washy’s. Negative people around here. There’s one thing you’re not negative.
At least there’s a few of you sure can be, because I always overdo myself preaching and bringing out things I don’t know was there myself. That’s only because God helps.
Let’s go to the Book of Romans in just a second. Now to believe does away with all questions. If you are a believer you will not have questions.
Notice in Romans 10:6,
(06) But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? [that is, to bring Christ down:]
(07) Or, descend to the deep? [that is, to bring Christ from the dead.]
(08) But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
Now just a minute! That’s the stupidest thing under God’s high heaven to expect somebody to say something because he says it! That’s like you writing a book, and it’s nothing but unadulterated bunch of hogwash and lies! And you expect people to believe it. How could Paul ever make a statement like that?
Well let’s go back to the Book of Romans 15 and see what he says right here.
Now, verse 15.
(15) Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the more boldly unto you in the same sort, as putting you in mind, because of the grace that is given to me of God,
(16) That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.
(17) I have therefore whereof I may glory through Jesus Christ in those things which pertain to God.
(18) For I dare [not] speak of any of those things which Christ hath not wrought by me, [not wrought by me. He said, “I can’t say anything about what He hasn’t done, so I’m going to tell you what He has done! Here’s my vindication.”]
(19) Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, round about Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel. [“I came vindicated.”]
All right? That’s what he says over here.
(09) That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
(10) For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
In other words, what the Holy Spirit impresses upon you, because you’ve got the Holy Spirit in you, you will have in your heart here as your well, your source, your power, and it will come out of your mouth! You cannot help but say what is of divine revelation to you! Based in this hour upon vindication!
I want to tell you something. A smart burglar will cover his tracks. If Jesus came as a thief in this night, he’s a burglar, and boy did he cover his tracks. He sure did. He proved every single inch and every step.
Who can find offence? Anybody can, because as in the days of Noah, eight were saved, and don’t make it eight hundred, and don’t make it eight thousand, don’t make it eight million.
Don’t be like the eighty-one year old preacher down in Texas, he said, “I’d just like to be here, just…” You know, he’d like to be here when these so-called millions disappear. I think I might enjoy that myself. They ain’t going to disappear.
He wants to see the faces of people in the world, when all these millions are gone. “Where did they go? Where did…?” They ain’t going nowhere! How do you get the authority to change eight souls to eight million? Hoo way, would I love to be a banker and do that, yi-yi-yi-yi, I’d take you on vacations like you’d ever dreamed of.
I’d finance any of you who wanted to go out to the stratosphere, maybe to Mars or somewhere. Oh if talking does it, and I saying it! I ask you, what would you like me to give you this morning if talking does it? See how stupid it is? Come on. Something’s wrong. It’s not us.
All right, today we have vindicated faith. We have literally passed from faith to knowledge. Faith merely believes to bring it to an existence, based on the truth of the Word of God, and the life that’s in it, to manifest it. But when it comes into full manifestation it is no longer faith.
Because there is a step between faith and full manifestation, which is hope! And the faith that we have, which is proven faith, has now put us in the position of hope, which is earnest expectation!
What is our earnest expectation if I’m preaching right from Brother Branham, and I am a seed, and you are a seed, it’s resurrection and rapture.
So what are you expecting? “Well, Brother Vayle, I’ll tell you, I don’t know what to expect out there in the world, there could be an earthquake, there could be a drought, there could be this or could be that, but I’ll tell you one thing I expect, I expect the resurrection, I will be seeing Brother Branham, I will be shaking his hands, I will be with my group.” And you can be earnest about it!
“Oh,” they say, “now just a minute, you know we’ve been looking at this for years, and you know you could make a mistake.” Did that make a mistake? Come on, come on, come on. You impugn the integrity of God, or whoever’s behind that! Yeah.
Say, “Well Brother Vayle, what if it isn’t God?” What if it is God? You argue back and forth. I don’t have to argue. The integrity of whatever is there is what I’m interested in!
And if God is now bluffed out by the devil, show me the Scripture! I want to know! They can’t do it. You know what? They don’t believe the Bible, they don’t believe in prophets and prophecy. Nothing in to believe anyway.
Let’s go back to page 37 and try to talk a little bit before we get you out of here. All right, in paragraph 202.
[37-1] Now, every word that God said, has your spirit said, “Amen” to it, and has been fulfilled in your life as a believer?
Now what is he talking about fulfillment? Right away everybody wants to go, “Oh I speak in tongues, I do signs, I do wonders, I live this kind of life, I live that kind of life, I got this kind of fruit, I got that kind of fruit, I’ve done this and I’ve done that.” Now hold it, hold it, hold it. You’re missing the whole point.
[37-1] Now, every word that God said, [and this is for this hour. And remember part of the Word is fulfilled, so Brother Branham does not bring us the whole Bible as though he had to bring it. It’s the Word of the hour.] has your spirit said, “Amen” to it, and has it been fulfilled in your life as a believer?
It does not say, categorically it does not say, “Have you fulfilled it?” Now does it? Did he say, “Has your spirit say, “Amen” and have you fulfilled it in your life as a believer? Have you fulfilled it?” It doesn’t say that. So don’t make it say that. It “has it been fulfilled?”
Now the signs that are given by a prophet preceding the Word is that you believe the Word! And if you don’t believe the Word, then the Word has not been fulfilled in you as a believer, never mind what step goes next, forget it, you’re gone, you’re shot.
Now you can say what you want, but I’ve proved that from John 3:16-18, many, many times. It’s not that Jesus did not have a perfect sacrifice, no, no, no. It’s not that guilt could not be taken away, no, no, no. It’s not that condemnation could not disappear. No, it does! Why is there condemnation in spite of the fact there is a sacrifice? They don’t believe the truth.
So therefore grace and truth are legitimate only when they are together! Oh-ho, say what you want. Don’t talk about grace without truth and truth without grace, you’re not going to confuse me honey, you can confuse yourself and the neighbors, but you don’t confuse Lee Vayle.
I didn’t get to be seventy-seven years of age for nothing, be around a prophet and study this Word and know this Word as I know it. I’m not trying to justify myself, I’m telling you the truth, that’s all. Grace and truth came by Jesus Christ, didn’t say truth came by Him and grace came by Him, it said “grace and truth came”.
Read your Bibles, and categorize it. He is the truth. He’s the way, He’s the life, He’s the Amen and He’s the all of it. Now the whole thing is up there just positionally yours if you want it. But they don’t want the truth; they want the grace but not the truth. Always it’s the same murky, mucky story.
All right, over here in John 6:28.
(28) Then they [said] unto him, What [works] shall we do, that we might work the works of God?
(29) [And] Jesus answered and said, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.
Now there’s a double in here! “Why, I believe on Him, hallelujah, I know Jesus died.” You just shut your mouth and listen. And open your ears for a change.
Jesus did not say that. He said, “You believe me, because of the works!” Now what does He mean there? He said, “The Word that I speak comes from the Father.” So wasn’t a matter of just believing. See?
Anybody can believe something like that in the sense that well sure there’s miracles happening. But can you understand what Brother Branham was saying? If you’re convinced, you will believe.
And if you believe, you will testify to what is in your heart by revelation. And it can only get down there by way of the spirit and the mind, it gets down in there.
Now he said, listen here:
(30) They said, What sign [do you show us], that we may see, and believe? What [kind of work do you do]?
(31) Our fathers [ate] manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat.
(32) [And] Jesus said, [truly,] I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven.
(33) For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth [his] life unto the world.
(34) [And they] said unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread.
(35) And Jesus said, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
(36) But I say unto you, That ye have [also] seen me, and believe not.
(37) All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
(38) For I [am come] down from heaven, not to do [my own] will, but the will of him that sent me.
(39) This is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but raise it up again at the last day.
(40) And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
Now you can confuse that with simply identifying according to what you see! And that’s exactly what you’re supposed to do as concerning the two spirits! You know when God alone can heal; God alone creates, and so on.
But the next question is: why is He doing it? In order to bring the Word. So if you say, “Well I believe on Jesus Christ,” you have got to know what you are believing concerning that which has been said.
Now they say well you can spread that over six church ages, seven ages, sure you can, but there’s a Message for every age, and here’s where people falter again, they do not believe it.
Now he said:
[37-1] Do you hold back on something and say, “Well, my church teaches different”? Then be careful, hawk.
Notice, eagles believe. No question to them; they believe it. The prerequisite as part of the resurrection is to believe the revealed Word of the hour. See?
[37-1] No question to them; they believe it.
Why? Because like Paul, they have given up their background. They say, “If Brother Branham said it, being vindicated, that’s it.”
Say, “What does it mean?”
“I don’t know, but that’s it anyway!”
In other words you don’t question the authenticity. You might not understand the contents but you cannot question the authenticity.
Now notice the eagle here is not performing antics, the eagle is screaming. So therefore the eagle is identified as an eagle. Exactly by what he does, he is true to his nature.
So God has identified Himself as to His nature according to what the Spirit is doing. Now the Eagle scream is the Word. What is the Eagle saying?
[37-2] Notice, He knew it would happen because the Word said it was, and every word written of Him had to be fulfilled. [That’s Jesus.] He knew that it was written by the power of God by the holy prophet that had prophesied that He would do so, and prophecy never fails. It cannot. The Word of God cannot fail. And it is written by the Spirit…
Now Brother Branham is categorically telling us here that we in our hour of our resurrection fit into this mold. There is no way that we can have any unbelief concerning this.
Now the trouble is we still go to our background, and we let too many things enter our thinking, so we are not positively using enough time on the Word. Because transfiguration, which we will talk about, comes by the renewing of the mind.
And the renewing of the mind means get every single thing out of there that is wrong, as S.P. Gordon, or A.J., whichever Gordon it was said, “I’ve got a bottle of water here,” and it was full of rocks. He said, “Oh no, you don’t. You’ve got a bottle of rocks and water.”
And as you pick out the rocks, you keep pouring in water, until one day there’s nothing but water, then you have a glass full of water, and that’s exactly what Brother Branham said about a life that’s full of the Holy Ghost and completely controlled by the Word, in which the Holy Ghost lies.
So you keep pouring in the Word, as the psychologist said, “You don’t break old habits, you create new habits.” So you push out the old word by bringing in the new Word!
And as it augments and grows and expands itself, pretty soon you’re nothing but Word! It’s a process. And the more we apply ourselves, and Brother Branham was worried there, the more we apply ourselves the better off we are.
So now He knew it would happen. Jesus knew it would happen; He knew that He was going to get raised from the dead. Why? Because every Word of God by the prophets was the Word of God never failed.
No way the Word of God can fail. How could He believe it could fail when He stood right there and the Father operating through Him said, “Let there be light”?
So today there can be no excuse allowed us as to any shadow of doubt concerning ‘THUS SAITH THE LORD’. Now will William Branham come back? No way he’s going to stay away. Then the next thing is, we going to see him? No way we can’t. See?
[37-2] Now, also the Spirit that raised up Jesus from the dead, if It dwells in your being, your body, It will also quicken your mortal body. [Now watch.] Then shoot it, burn it, do anything you want to; [live, die, sink or swim,] make fun of it, tear it down, turn it down; do what you want, God will raise it up, because He said He would.
Based on what? Based on the paragraph above it.
[37-2] He knew it would happen because the Word said it was, and every Word written of Him had to be fulfilled. He knew it was written by the power of God, by the holy prophet that had prophesied that He would do so, and prophecy cannot fail. It cannot. The Word of God cannot fail. It’s written by the Spirit…
So therefore there is no way that a resurrection is not going to take place and the mortal bodies quickened.
Now this is the ultimate, the way we are to come, and it bypasses our own thinking! It bypasses our understanding! It bypasses every experience! It says, “This experience is above every experience because this is God and God is not an experience!”
Did you experience God? Well I guess you could say that, I don’t – it’s a vernacular. But God Himself is not an experience. God is God. And the prophets cannot fail. See, the Jews know that, but they didn’t believe that Jesus was the fulfillment. They couldn’t take His Word. They will one day and it’s too late.
[37-3] Every saint of God has that promise in him, knows that’s the truth. So fear not, brother, we are in the Easter.
We are in the Easter. If you can take this Message, Brother Branham said you are seed. Now watch:
[37-4] Look at transfiguration…
He doesn’t say the transfiguration, or a transfiguration, doesn’t say that. He said:
[37-4] Look at transfiguration just before we close: transfiguration. We are all represented there in transfiguration.
Now he could say in the transfiguration, because he’s going to refer pretty soon to the Book of Matthew 17, but he says, “We are represented there in transfiguration.”
Now transfiguration is a part of the resurrection, because we are going to be transfigured, which means metamorphosis is going to be complete without dying. Now remember metamorphosis usually cannot be completed without dying. You got to go to your theophonic form as your spirit body and you come back and so on.
But this is where that doesn’t take place. The funny thing is, Brother Branham said, which is so peculiar, that when we get our change here we will meet our spirit body in the air. Why? That’s His business, God’s business, not mine, what do I care as long as I get it?
See you’re looking at metamorphosis. Metamorphosis is a life process! The metamorphosis of the Bride is completing to the end where all that must die are dead, and they’ll come back, and those that didn’t die in a mystery will be changed. But it’s all one metamorphosis.
That’s why Brother Branham said there was a measure of the Spirit allotted to every age according to the measure of the Word, or vice versa. There’s a measure of the Word allotted according to the measure of the Spirit.
And at the end time the entire Spirit is here! There is no more to be poured out, there are no more rebirth, the last one is in, and therefore He Himself, the Cornerstone appears as the Capstone. Spiritual.
Now the church is over. There’s no more message at all, this is it. You can’t tell people that, they ain’t going to believe that. No, because oh they know better. You say, “Where’s your ‘THUS SAITH THE LORD’, come on give me a sign?”
I say that all the time, give me a sign, my God my fingernails are so brittle they breaking off like that, getting worse all the time, would somebody please give me better fingernails. Well sure you can do that if you’ve got the power you say you got, come on. One little fingernail? Pbbt.
I saw the dead raised on two occasions. Miracle after miracle on other occasions. Saw him recall tell people their dreams.
Daniel did that once “Oh Daniel, oh Daniel, oh Daniel, oh Daniel.” Well I’m not trying to mock Daniel, praise God for Daniel, a great man! Wonderful, one time, William Branham perhaps dozens of times!
Pshew, not making comparisons as if comparisons being wrong, I’m just trying to show these people up that think they’re so smart. They haven’t got a clue!
Now come on! How can Pentecostals be chaff and not make the Rapture if I’m not telling you the truth? Hey you got to get down, did you have eggs for breakfast or did you not? “Well Brother Vayle, I don’t know, I think, well…”
My God, did I have cornmeal this morning, what did I have? I had two waffles, we were running out of bread. I had one egg, hard fried, the way I wanted it. I had two and a half cups of coffee, at least. I poured in half in half, because too rich cream bothers my stomach. And I took my pills for nourishment.
Hey I know what I ate! What did you eat yesterday? That’s a different story, who cares? What about tomorrow? Never mind! Look on this! You ain’t going to get fat on what you don’t eat, you’re going to get fat on what you do eat and get your nourishment. All the time people, … [Inaudible].
Listen, religion isn’t that way; religion in the beginning was a normal man and a woman pruning the trees, under the influence of the Holy Ghost, living before God! What do you think it’s going to be now? “Oh Brother Vayle…”
Hey haven’t you heard the sermons all these years, the ultimate of God? Taken from the Book of Revelation?
How that Alpha and Omega are the same, so therefore the Alpha plan of God is the Omega of the New Jerusalem, the Lamb on the throne, the Bride around there, the hundred and forty-four thousand taking care, those on the outside bringing their glory on in, never never dark, before they call He answers. Come on. Hey, hear me, come on.
I’m teasing you sort of, but I’m dead serious. Or I’m a dead duck up here, one of the two. This is no longer something mystical, this is no longer beyond us, we have been notified, the Word has been verified, and in it we are verified to it!
Otherwise what are you doing here this morning? Because I ain’t that good a preacher. Years ago I was. I could preach the hair off you, the hide on you, anything else. I was still fluent, I still am fluent, more fluid here today.
Have to pass out the towels, but the point is – the point is listen, I had a grasp of English, I’m not kidding you, I never used slang or anything else and I can prove it.
I could read faster backward than anybody could read forward in the class. My IQ was right there, don’t worry. I could be eloquent. What’s eloquence got to do with it? That’s the devil’s bunch, not this guy up here. See?
[37-4] Look now at transfiguration [Look now at transfiguration.] “Please,” he said, “look now, I’m directing your attention.” just before we close: transfiguration. We’re all represented there in transfiguration. [That’s Bride.] Look what we are seeing today. Notice just what we’re seeing today, the quickening power of God. We were all there.
Why? Because it’s the same power, the same God, accomplishing the same thing! We’re at the end of what started back there. In other words this hour is equal to or the same as then in our resurrection epiphaneia.
Now listen. The epiphaneia is the brightness and the shining, which is normally the zenus when it comes out. Jesus had an epiphaneia even before he died showing that glorified resurrected body pointing to this hour!
Now the Scripture absolutely talks about the epiphaneia in this hour! The great shining of Christ to the Gentiles! The same sun that rose in the East is setting in the West, and the days of the Son of man prove He’s the same yesterday, today and forever, which is Genesis 18, the dividing of the people from the people in the burning. Resurrection hour.
And Brother Branham said, “We this is it.”
“Oh I wish I could have been back there.”
Well thank God I wasn’t. I wouldn’t have believed back there. What would I be doing back there? Took me a long time to agree with Brother Branham. This is the hour – he said, “If I could choose any hour I’d choose this one.”
I said, “Oh boy oh boy, just get me out of here, get me back a little further back, I liked it better back there.”
Today I’m happy. I’m glad He chose me for this hour. I’m glad He chose you for this hour. What would I do without you? A bunch of no-goods, you’re just like me. You know we like company like – you know what it is; you either rise or sink to your own level.
You know something, to tell you truth, you know this is the truth that every man, normal men marry below their status, and every woman marries above her status. You know why that’s true? Because Jesus is the highest there is and we’re married to Him, and He married below His status.
Come on, get your psychology books out, I’m not telling you a lie; I read my books, as well as Ann Landers. I had to throw that in. I didn’t get it from her, don’t worry. Its psychological truth, in most cases most women naturally will marry upward and men will marry downward.
Why? Bride; sets in the Word. I’m not trying to hurt anybody’s feelings, say men are superior, I’m not saying that. I’m just saying that’s your law of psychology that’s generally held. And it runs true in the Scripture.
Well hey what would be the good if we didn’t marry upward? Come on! If I can’t get something better than I got now, and I’m not talking about my marriage, I’m talking about me. See? Hoo, forget it. Do you think I’d want to go some eternal life the way I’ve got it now?
You say, “Well Brother Vayle, what if you just had a good body all the time?” No, not even for that, because there’s somebody around trying to clip my ears off with a better body, with a dirtier mind or something, you mean rougher, rougher character, forget it, I’m not interested. I want to go through metamorphosis, see?
[37-5] There were the dead saints represented in Moses. There was the resurrection and Jesus Christ glorified. Elisha, Moses, Elijah, and Jesus all standing on the mountain: the dead saints, the raptured saints, and the glorified Jesus.
[37-6] Oh, my. I heard a guy say, “You people, why, if you have that kind of power, you ought to go out and tell the people what you can do.” Far be it from a real Christian to say a thing like that. Surely, we don’t claim any power… but we do one thing.
Now what’s that one thing? Now let’s find out.
[37-7] When they looked around with all this power upon them, they saw Jesus only;
Tommy Osborne saw “I can do the same thing.”
And guys like the departed what’s his name said, “I can bring in the money, money, money, money.”
And the guy that got held captive by God for four million, what’s his name? Oral Roberts? Yeah, money, money, money, money. Sell screen doors to the Eskimos. Yeah.
You know something? I preached a sermon one time, maybe you remember it, Peter, and I said, “Which Jesus?” Remember it? Back over in ’47 ? I was so sick. But you were there, so I had to preach, I wouldn’t let you down.
I could hardly hold on, sweat poured off me like a bucket. Which Jesus? Who do you see? Do you see the God of your imagination or the God of the Bible? Remember the Bible distinctly said in Paul’s day that “Another Jesus, another gospel, another spirit.”
Which one are you seeing today? Are you seeing the Capstone, the Omega? Are you seeing the same Pillar of Fire that brought the Word now revealing the Word? Do you understand what the prophet said or have you got something else in your mind?
Now in the hour of transfiguration, in the hour which foretold the resurrection of Jesus in the future, he said the power of God upon them pointed them only to Jesus! But there’s been many more Jesus’ since then, now I’m asking you the question which Jesus back in their day there was just the one.
The One by Whom the signs and wonders were done. The One that knew the Word, that stayed with the Word, because He was the Word. The One God manifest in flesh. Now which is it today?
He said, “You’re going to long for the days of the Son of man, but you won’t see them until I’m dead and gone and the days of Noah and the days of Sodom appear,” which are now here in America and over the whole world!
He said, “Those days will be there and that’s it!” And that’s transfiguration.
Now I want to ask you which Jesus are you talking about this morning? Well I’m talking about the Jesus Whose picture is right there in the Pillar of Fire, that’s Jehovah Savior. I’m talking about that One that put ‘THUS SAITH THE LORD’ through that man, and every single word was fulfilled.
Now I’ve never met Him face to face. And if I did, I might not even recognize Him, I don’t know, but I’ll tell you my thought is on that One there, because there lies the One Who somehow had a connection Who could do things! And I need somebody to do something for me or forget it.
But the Pentecostals don’t. “We’re rich, increased in goods, and don’t need a thing. We’re wonderful.” He said, “You stink. You’re wretched, you’re miserable, you’re naked, you sit there as beggars vaunting yourself as though you’ve got something.” He said, “Listen, come to Me!”
Then they have got the wrong Jesus because they’re preaching about a Jesus they’ve got in their hearts! Where do you stand this morning brother/sister? Come on. Shake your hearts this morning, your minds.
What Jesus have you got? The Jesus of a past history, a Jesus of your denominations, a Jesus of your own thinking, or have you got that Jesus right there? Because Brother Branham said that’s the One that identified Himself to Paul.
Now it wasn’t Jesus the man, it was Jehovah, because Jesus means Jehovah Savior, it’s the same word as ‘Joshua’. Irenaeus said the truth, “God being a Savior, predestinated a man that need salvation.”
Well there it is. Now if you had this you’d be doing something, but what do we do? What is right?
[37-7] [You look] around with all this power upon them, they saw Jesus only; [now watch,] and the true believer don’t care whether he’s backing up a denomination or anything else. He only wants one thing: for you to see that glorified Christ. Makes any difference, [nothing makes any difference, see?] the real true Mt. Transfiguration experience only glorifies Jesus Christ.
And Brother Branham is saying right here, “The hour of the resurrection, if I glorify anybody but the true Jesus Christ, I am a phony baloney.”
Now there’s where your false anointed comes in. They are completely anointed correctly by the Holy Ghost as to gifts and even to fruit, but in no place are they anointed to the reality of the Word!
You say, “Well bless God, hallelujah, if I got anointed that far to gifts and fruit and this and that, hoo, who really cares about the Word?”
Understand what I’m saying? Why did God send a prophet vindicated? Word! Would He send a prophet with vindicated Word if the people were on the Word?
Would He say to the people at the end time, “You’re wretched, miserable, naked, blind,” when you say, “Oh-ho, I’m fine, I’m rich, increased in goods, and don’t lack a thing, hallelujah, I’ve got the Holy Ghost, I’ve got this and I’ve got that.”
He said, “You ain’t got anything.” Who are you going to believe? Who are you going to believe?
Why didn’t their Jesus do what this Jesus did? Come on. Because he’s another Jesus. Say, “Well I can’t believe there’s another Jesus.” Hey, you don’t believe your Bible.
Smarten up kids this morning, smarten up. The Word of God is not meant for idiots. If you are an idiot this morning, you were born incompetent, you will get through! You have no problem. You’re not responsible. But if you can hold a job down, write checks, go to the bank, drive a car, read, you’re responsible!
Now that’s it. I’m responsible. Just because I’m mean doesn’t make me more responsible either. Makes me present the case tough though to get you to understand. Doesn’t make any difference.
Why do you think I preach Jesus the way I do and his prophet? That’s my ministry. The testimony always zeroes in you can’t find one sermon, you cannot find one sermon I’ve preached but doesn’t go exactly to the central point that William Branham went to.
And since I’ve lived longer than he has, I’ve had twenty-five years experience since then, I’ll put my record on the line with any man living in any age! You say, “Brother Vayle, you watch it.” I am watching it, because I’m living in the age where the real One came into His full manifestation.
I’ve got more from William Branham and this Book than those men in other ages, you read the books and you’ll find out. I didn’t get… don’t think for one minute Lee Vayle’s talking about Lee Vayle.
I’ve pointed you all the time to Christ and pointed away from myself, I have never wished I was the prophet, I never put my name with his, I wouldn’t allow it. My name doesn’t deserve to be with his name, that’s simple as ABC.
[37-8] He didn’t glorify Moses, didn’t glorify Elijah, it didn’t glorify [itself]…
[37-8] He didn’t glorify Moses, didn’t glorify Elijah, and it didn’t [even identify itself], it didn’t glorify anything else, but they saw the glorified Christ; and any true believer, that’s what’s in his heart: is to glorify Jesus Christ. That’s what He’s trying to get the people to see. Not to say, “Come up and join [some] group… If you come do this or do that…” Oh, don’t do that. Don’t do that. See that’s God’s Word, which is Christ magnified [watch it now. See that’s God’s Word, which is Christ magnified, made bigger and bigger,] and fulfills the promise of this day, is this great hour of resurrection…
In other words the preeminence of Christ, His epiphaneia, His out-shining, His manifestation has gone right to the true Spirit, it’s essentially Spirit, it’s essentially God revealing Himself by His Word to you and me. And it glorifies Him, there’s no other way it can be done.
[37-8] …in the hour of the resurrection… And it gives them joy to know that we are with Him, flesh of His flesh and bone of His bone. What a joy.
Well what does that tell you? Flesh of His flesh, bone of His bone? He’s right here at the Head of His church, the Captain, right here in our midst, exactly as it says in Matthew 12, bone of His bone. In other words, we are the manifestation of the Word of this hour.
You say, “Well just a minute, I don’t think I see any too much.”
You’re not looking in the right direction. The right direction is the Word he just spoke of, the hour of our transfiguration, this is Easter, this is resurrection, we are it. On what authority? On that authority right there. He said so.
And if He knew himself, Jesus did, according to the Word written by the prophets, it had to be fulfilled and couldn’t fail, and Word being fulfilled in Him, the next step was death and life from death.
Now the same thing is what we’re looking at! The church went into death and now it’s looking for life! It’s the hour of the church, brother/sister, I know it’s hard to understand in the sense that we really take it, believe it, breathe in and live it, but that’s what we’re coming into.
We’re coming into this hope, which is earnest expectation, we expect it!
See Brother Branham said years ago, it was he said, “The prostitute,” he said, “when she goes up there and is judged, why she’s not disappointed, because she knew what she was.”
But he said, “It’s that religious man that stood right there and said, “I’m born again, I’m this and I’m that,” turned down the Word, he’s the one that’s disappointed.” You see?
But listen, we are not living on imagination. We are not living on theology made by man. We are living on a vindicated Word of Almighty God. And we know what is already come to pass written by the prophets, never failed, and it’s come to pass in this hour, and it cannot fail, then can this fail?
No it can’t fail! Can’t fail. Say, “Well I’ll just stay with Brother Branham then, if we’re not Bride there’s a Bride out there somewhere.” That’s exactly true. That’s exactly true. It’s exactly true.
Listen, brother/sister, let’s be honest, everything indicates where we are. Like I showed you the temptation of Christ, food, entertainment, worship. First thing the pope’s going to do, you can’t buy or sell. Food, everybody gets food.
The next thing, everybody’s going to get jobs and kind of like entertainment, that’s bread in the circus, like Rome. The next thing they got to worship. They’re trapped right in it. Why they pray, “Thy Kingdom come.” Say, “Here it is right here.”
Can you believe that people will believe that? But they will. Oh brother/sister, in other words if you don’t believe this, you will believe the error completely. We’re back to Ephesians.
[38-1] That’s the only thing that a real believer cares about. They don’t care about a denomination. They don’t care about an organization. [What do they care about? Now he said, they, the Bride:] don’t care about other women. [Other churches.] They don’t care; certainly not.
[38-2] They won’t do what these other women do. [That’s churches.] These men won’t do those things. [That’s like your membership, preachers and all.] They won’t hang around and baby around with some organization to keep from being put out and afraid they won’t have a meal ticket. They don’t care about those things; It’s nonsense to them. There’s only one heart’s desire, that is to Jesus Christ glorified.
In other words, you’re right in the resurrection, the whole thing is there for our taking. All right, we’re going to quit right here, and if we’re able to be here Wednesday, we’ll check that out with you and go on, and try to finish up.
We’re just a few pages from finishing, because we won’t need to read every part of his message on the grounds that some of it is like an altar call, and you can do that yourself.
Let’s rise and be dismissed at this time.
Heavenly Father, we want to thank You again for Your time with us, that You bring us Your Word that the prophet brought us, and each time Lord we see it goes deeper and deeper into our consciousness, in our realization.
And each step Lord we see that it’s more pertinent to what the prophet said as to the reality of what is really going on, because it has gone on, even as he said concerning Jesus, from what went on before he knew what was going on now to place him, and what would go on.
And so here we are Lord in the very same position, O God, we know from what has gone on, we know positively Your Word, the background, we saw the prophet’s ministry, we saw the days of the Son of man, seeing absolutely that everything that the prophet said is coming right out.
He said, “Don’t fear communism, there’s nothing to it, it’s a boogey.” Look at the truth, here we see the whole thing, and even the world preaching it now, they’re getting back to it.
So Lord we know exactly, or we should, we do actually know by what’s written, and we want it in our hearts to know from the heart outward and speak it as a testimony and reality, not just cage it, but to actually believe it as our earnest expectation, we know the rest is going to be fulfilled.
Now the dead will come forth, and by Your grace we’ll come forth with Him, and why shouldn’t we? Lord if we were such strong advocates of the prophet all these days, stood with Him and He with us, then I believe Lord we’re going to stand with Him again. That’s our privilege; I believe it’s what You’ve given us as our privilege.
Now bless each heart in divine Presence here Lord, and may there not be one feeble one amongst us, as the prophet said, even taking this Message for our healing, and yet we know Lord something’s got to take us out of here.
But Father, if we’re going to stand here, trying to do Your will, the same prophet said a servant of God, and we’re all servants of God, have a right to healthy bodies.
I pray, Lord Jesus Christ this morning, You are here anointed, anointing us, amongst us, over us, in us, so we are one with You as never before, You’re the Capstone come down, spiritual, You are the fulfilled Word, You’re all in all, we see Thee only this morning O great God, and the sacrifice, the Lamb, the Blood that was shed, the life that’s given.
All these things we see we believe and somehow we have got to be a part of it and it a part of us. So we’re looking Lord for all the benefits that come thereby.
That touch Lord upon the soul, the words upon our lips, the minds that are completely indwelt by the Word of Almighty God, and the power of the life of the Word of healing released within us, as well Lord as all those virtues spoken of by the Apostle Peter, coming up to the full spiritual headship of Christ in each man, woman and child, and even in the Bride until there’s a resurrection and we’re taken away to Your glory.
Lord we know that this is not a pipe dream, we’ve seen it manifested right today. Father, don’t let us be any longer like those disciples on the Road to Emmaus.
Just in a twilight zone may the full light of Your revelation, that revealed Word burst upon us O God today, deep within our hearts and our consciousness, so the pervasive life suffusing every cell, not just to bring forth immortality, but bring forth that beautiful life, that flower life as it were, that real spora, the beautiful rose of Sharon life, within every one of us. That’s what we like Lord. We hunger for it.
I want to thank You for these people this morning, their kindness Lord to be here to worship with us. The flowers they gave so generously, the expression of their thoughts and heart.
All of these things Lord we appreciate, though like Brother Branham said many times we don’t show it or mention it, but we do appreciate it, everything that’s done, every little thing, as a gesture of love and kindness, and we appreciate that.
Help us Lord to respond in kind, and each one of us Lord, become champions of exhorting and helping each other, lifting up the hands that are hanging by the sides that seem useless, the knees Lord that are bending in problems and trials, hearts Lord that are under pressure and burdens.
Help us to be friends this morning, to be burden bearers for each other, bearing each others burdens, so fulfill the law of Christ.
Lord we want that. We’ve talked of it, we’ve dreamed of it, we’ve seen some action toward it, and then we’ve been foolish, when there hasn’t been a response, we ourselves so many times get cold. Help us like Brother Branham to say, “I’ll draw a bigger circle and draw you all back again.”
Like Abraham Lincoln who said, “I don’t have an enemy; I’ve made them all friends.” Like even Will Rogers, who said, “I’ve never known a man I didn’t like.”
Help us Father to rise to the occasion, not by worldly wisdom, or human desire, but through the life of the Word in its transfiguring, transforming power, until we meet at Your feet and crown You King of kings and Lord of lords because You’re worthy, and we know from the depths of our hearts as we’ve never known before.
Help us in this progress. We give Thee the glory in the Name of Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.
‘Take the Name of Jesus with you.’