Shall we pray:
Heavenly Father, we realize that Jesus Himself said, “When He the spirit of truth is come, He’ll lead you into all truth and show you things to come.” And we know that that is a very broad statement that many people could take and arrogate to themselves a privilege that is not theirs, that they can be taught by the Holy Spirit and need no one. For we know that is entirely wrong because we realize that You Yourself are in divine order. Your own divine order came down and gave it the apostle Paul. But now by the Baptism we can know those things which are freely given to us, especially in this hour when It has been vindicated unto us. Thus proving Lord, that only those who follow a message of vindication truly could say they’re full of the Holy Spirit. Being this the truth, this morning Lord, we ask for Your help, even the Spirit Himself to bear witness to our spirit, moving us right along with this Word that we may grow therein and come to a maturity, as Brother Branham has stated. Therefore, we dedicate ourselves to You this morning, in Jesus’ Name Amen.
You may be seated.
Now we’re at number 3 in this End Time Seed Sign. As we mentioned last Wednesday, Brother Branham has been spending quite some time in pointing out that God cannot only be perceived as a Creator of all things, but actually in observing nature created by God we can see the proof of the resurrection which comes by God Himself. And we see that through the processes of nature.
Brother Branham took the Book of Job. And using the words of Job, spoke how that the tree in summer bears leaves and fruit, but as it came toward fall, the leaves departed; they dropped off and the fruit fell. The tree appears dead. Yet in the spring it comes forth in a resurrection. But what about man? He dies. He is gone.
Where does he come in God’s plan? Is there no resurrection or rising again for him? Is he then less than a tree? The answer of course, is no, he is not less than a tree. It’s not that he has no resurrection; it’s just that it is delayed. Man will rise when man’s Redeemer, the seed of the woman, stands on the earth.
And Job prophesies he will be there with Him. And though skin worms eat Job’s body, yet Job shall see God in his own flesh, that’s Job’s own flesh. And of course, he will see the Son of man in flesh, too. Job says, he himself will see it, being there himself, and not another person other than himself.
In other words, this is not some idea of the transmigration of souls or some type of program that might be worked out, but this is a personal resurrection Job himself is coming back. As Brother Branham, one time in the pulpit, dropped his handkerchief and he said, “See, the handkerchief has gone down. If it comes back like an umbrella or something else, that is not a resurrection. What goes down must come back up.”
As Brother Branham said, “Job was a prophet. And he knew that a man born of a woman, a virgin, who would believe the Word of God would come and redeem God’s children.” Having said this, Brother Branham again compares Mary with Eve. Mary never reasoned about the promised Word as to Its outcome which was to bear the Messiah, the Son of God.
She did, however, desire to know the process of the promise she had just accepted. With no man involved, at least not presently, how could this be? Now, what are the processes expected so she can be submissive entirely to the Word.? In other words, there’s a conduct always goes with your faith.
But notice, Eve did not respond in that manner though she herself like Mary, had the ability and power of choice in her soul to receive or refuse the Word of God. When Eve refuse, she brought forth a serpent seed, an anti-Christ, a liar, a murderer. Though indeed, Cain was a worshipper even of the true God, he was antagonistic and rebellious to the revelation of the Word of God.
And here we have the first oxymoron, of a sort, Cain, the rebellious worshipper. If you don’t really believe that you can worship and be rebellious, I got news for you. That’s exactly what happened. Because worship means ‘to adore’ and ‘to be in sympathy with’ and ‘a part of’. Or as our fundamentalists say, “He worshipped in self-will like his father, the devil.”
In other words, he was going to do it his way, not God’s way. You have the same fallacy right today in the world. What does it matter, as long as we all worship the same God? So now we say, ‘Allah’ means ‘God’, and so the Muslims now believe in God. Hogwash! Allah is the name of a devil. You know, let’s face it.
Now, remember just how we describe Cain who was brought forth. He’s a serpent see, anti-Christ, (and so on,) brought forth by Eve denying the Word of God which was presented to her. Death, death, death. And at this same time, think of Mary who by deciding and accepting the Word brought forth Christ. Not only pro-Word man, (for the Word, and certainly the manifestation,) but absolutely the Word of God manifested in flesh, and He himself was life, life, life.
So that as the promise Word of the Resurrection He died that we might live. Now, He was the promise Word of the Resurrection but he had to die to shed his blood in order that we might live. And since in Him was the Resurrection Word and that’s what He is: “I am the Resurrection and the life.” He rose from the dead and fulfilled Job’s prophecy. And Job stood with Him at the Resurrection.
How marvelous! As Brother Branham said, “When Job spoke the Word that God showed him after two thousand years, (perhaps, even three thousand year), it was materialized, because it was a spoken Word of God.” Job spoke it. In other words, he verbalized it, not God. Yet it was God’s Word, that which was the Rhema, verbalized by Job. And therefore, no matter who spoke it, (it was Job in that case,) it was the spoken Word of God.
Now that’s what you’re looking at, is that Seed. Don’t fail to see that. It is going on today, the Word of the season, spiritual food in our time. That’s the spoken Word is right here today. Although it’s in the Bible, whatever is there has to be actually for Its season and time. And in this hour, we are at a juncture which is particularly interesting and wonderful.
Brother Branham has brought into actual force the Word of God which is spoken, putting it in Its due season. The spoken Word is a See, and It materializes or come forth manifested in Its season. It can’t come ahead of time, or It’s aborted. It is resurrection season now.
How will we fair in this hour if we do not respond as Mary? It will be as Eve who should have said, “God said so. Serpent, leave me and get away.” Jesus was the one who did that. See, he was the true Seed. Now, notice something else here: both Eve and Mary were tested. The serpent came to Eve and challenged the woman who was already manifested as the only gestate, or carrier of the Seed who had the promise.
Now, you notice the challenge was to the woman who was a carrier. Or I call it the ‘gestator’ because there’s a period of gestation in there before the child comes forth, from the time of conception to birth. Now remember, she was that one chosen. And she had the promise, and so Satan came to her. Now, she listened to Satan’s challenge.
But here is Mary, a female, one amongst thousands, (not one person now, but she’s one amongst the millions, actually,) who is offered the opportunity to be the carrier (gestator) of the promise Seed. Mary took up the promise and composed herself, and dedicated herself to it and for it. That was that. In other words, this was the destiny, and you don’t swim against the current.
How strange it is that God Himself brought the Word to Eve, and she turned It down for Satan’s lie; but Mary received the same Word of God given only by an angel. And she eagerly and blessedly identified herself with the fulness of her part that God gave her by an angelic messenger.
Now I though, at this time we ought to go back and just read Luke again. We say it so many times that it would just be plenty good to go back and see it. Luke 1:46-55. Now notice, here’s Mary’s identification, after her cousin had said, “Why am I so blessed to have the mother of my Lord come here?” (…the babe leaped in her womb and so on.)
(46) And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,
(47) And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
(48) For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
(49) …he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.
(50) And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.
Now remember, the only generation that ever feared the Lord was the Seed, let’s get that flat, because “a seed is given to him for a generation” Don’t look around the world and expect anything else but God’s own Seed. See, the Bible dovetails.
(51) He hath shewed strength with his arm; [and] he hath scattered the proud in the imaginations of their hearts.
“Oh, come on, Mary, stop it. Boy, are you really flowing off at the mouth. What is this angel stuff that you’re going to tell me about?” See? That’s what the world tells us: “What is this prophet stuff, Pillar of Fire? What is that angel? Phttt! What is that stuff?
Well listen, if Mary could simply have an angelic visitor give her this kind of stimulation, what about us? She never saw anything like we saw. Hey, you weren’t there, but take my word for it. Look it, again the Bible open before me, my hand raised to God, knowing there’s a God in heaven, I’m telling you the truth. I’m before the White Throne, you get this flat.
You’re not kidding with Lee Vayle, and I’m… kidding with you. I don’t understand the seriousness of what I’m talking about to the sense [that] I’m not a prophet. But you better believe my words this morning carry the same weight that William Branham’s do, because it’s the same Word.
And how often did Brother Branham tell us, one time in Africa, thirty thousand; over her, thousands of times. And it’s titter-titter-titter, ha-ha-ha, “Oh that William Branham, he’s so cute but he’s so stupid.” Yeah.
Science is, with Merkle, is right in the processes of life. And he says, “There is a God, a Creator.” “Ahhh! Who’s that idiot?” Here’s the science with the test tubes to prove it, that two and two make four, from the beginning to the end. But there are none so blind as those who will not see. Listen to Mary.
(51) He hath shewed strength with his arm;…
“Oh, God. Well, Mary might be talking about the great thing, like the passing of Israel through the Red Sea and all those great thing” Hogwash! She was talking about Him Who had chosen her, the blessed amongst women. And this particular act, He is showing the strength with His arm.
(51) …[he‘s scattering] the proud in the imaginations…
[They say,] “Oh ya, virgin birth, my foot. You’ve been messing with a drunken Roman solider. Now you’re trying to pawn it off on God.” You think they didn’t say that. Come on, that’s history.
(52) He hath put down the mighty from their seats, exalted them of low degree.
The Sanhedrin is [Inaudible] flat on their faces. Rome is flat on his face. And Mary a little woman, stands there. You talk about woman’s lib, you women get what Mary had; you’ll be liberated. I’m not against women, you know it. I fight for you.
Any woman here said that I hate women, you’re liars right in your teeth, and you know it. Therefore, I think the liar is gone, so its all right. Anybody else take that attitude; you can go, too. I won’t miss you for fifteen seconds. The spirit would be better, everybody be happier. See?
(52) …exalted them of low degree.
(53) He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away.
(54) He hath helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy;
(55) As he [spoke] to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.
Listen! She brings it to the present tense, all the way from Abraham. “He spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and His seed for ever.”
And shed say, “Here I am.
“Why,” they said, “you little prostitute.” You stupid bunch of Branhamites. Ho, boy. Stick around here, and you’ll be hated. If you aren’t, I’m sorry for you.
Let’s go to Luke the 2nd chapter, let’s read in verse 7.
(07) And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for [him where the rest of the people gathered and had a good night’s rest and so on]…
(08) And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flocks by night.
(09) And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
Like the angels came down to Brother Branham… “Oh, that’s got dates mixed up, everything. He’s a liar. Ho-ho-ho.”
Well, ha-ha-ha! What about this record? See?
“Why, I just can’t read everything in the Bible.”
Well, I do. I believe there was a fabulous crowd of angels came down, flapping their wings. The glory of God, marvelous. See?
(10) And the angel said… Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
(11) For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
(12) And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
(13) And suddenly there was… [an] angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
(14) Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
A virgin brings forth a baby, and it’s the biggest thing in history. They say, “Oh, yeah. We know that virgin birth stuff, yeah, yeah. The monks got with the nuns, and they got pregnant and blamed it onto the gods. Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, we know all that stuff. Oh, we know about angels, yeah, we… Phttt, fine, we know about that stuff, yeah, yeah, yeah.”
You talk about reproach. This is ’reproach of Chris’ we’re talking about now. We’re not talking about ‘reproach of Christ’; you don’t smoke with the gang, and you don’t flirt with the gang, commit adultery, and sniff drugs and everything else. We’re not talking about that! We’re talking about the manifested Word in Its season!
Bringing Christ back to a dedicated virgin Bride of the Word. “Who are you guys anyway?” I knew I felt good this morning for some reason; was just beginning to come on so I could have a spell. [Congregation chuckles.] Oh, don’t mind me; I just live around here.
(15) And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let’s go now… unto Bethlehem, and see [what’s going on; what’s]… come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
(16) And they came with haste, and [they] found Mary, and Joseph, and [a baby] lying in a manger.
(17) And when they had seen it,…
…they said, “We’ve been conned! I don’t know what came to us, but believe me this can’t be it. But, you know, I think I just might know the real thing when it comes though.” [Congregation laughs.] Oh, they felt they were conned. Did they? No, when they saw it…
(17) …they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
(11) For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
“That’s why I don’t want you to be afraid, because I’m bringing you great tidings of great joy. You’ve got to tell the people. And the sign is a little baby”… whose mother in the eyes of the world was a cheap little prostitute, claiming she had a child by the Holy Ghost.
“Who is that bunch of jackass Branhamites that say they’re going to bring forth Christ? What makes them think they’re Bride?” Huh? They can think what they want.
They wondered. The people wondered. But that’s all they did; they just wondered. Does it say where they all flock to go see him? Unh, unh. “What’s going on with that bunch?” You know, really, if this is about the nothingest con game you could ever think of. But the elect are not deceived. The elect have a simple faith.
I’m going to tell you something: if God suckers people, I want to be suckered, you better believe it. Of course, you can use that word different ways. Succor means ‘to help, and sucker means ‘to make a fool of.’
Mary was a beautiful, simple little girl, bless her heart. That’s all she needed was to believe the Word of the Living God. Now, let’s got to 25 to 38 and see some more things here.
(25) And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.
Now a lot of guys waited for the consolation, but the Holy Ghost wasn’t on them. You know why? It wasn’t time. Back in (Dr. John Alexander) Dowis’s day, they said, “He’s got to be Elijah.” But he wasn’t. But Dowis himself said, “They’ll trample the Word under the streets of Zion, (Illinois) for forty years.”
And Brother Branham right, to the day, came there. He was Elijah which was to come, and to the Gentile, and to restore the Word. “Well, that’s too simple. Why didn’t he go to the big churches, and get an audience with the pope, and really turn the world on fire?” That’s not his job.
When we come back, it’s our job to turn the world on fire. These guys got everything all mixed up. Judgment. Then fire sets in. We’ll talk about that as time goes on. It’s going to take time because I’m not in a rush.
They wondered. But Mary kept all these things and pondered in her heart. Now, this fellow down here, he said,
(25) …the Holy Ghost [was] upon him.
(26) …that he should not see death, [till] he had seen the Lord’s Christ. [That’s the Messiah of God.]
(27) And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law [circumcision,]
(28) Then [he took] him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said,
(29) …now [let Your] servant depart in peace, according to [Your] word:
(30) For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,
(31) Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;
(32) A light to lighten the Gentiles, [even] the glory of thy people Israel. [He came to Israel, but notice, He goes to the Gentiles.]
(33) And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him.
(34) And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; [Now the first part happened, the second is about to happen. Israel is a sign. They’re in their homeland now. Pretty soon it will be over.]
(35) ( …sword shall pierce through thy own soul,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.
Notice, “that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed” He discerned, and he’s discerned right in this hour. The same God that came in human flesh is the very same One.
Now notice, he said, “Why are they talking about Jesus discerning? He said, “I only see what my Father shows me. I only tell what my Father tells me.” Well, who’s doing it? Jesus is doing it. What’s behind Jesus? God. Oh yeah. Behind every flower is a little germ of life. Behind everything that moves, a little germ of life.
Didn’t have to have… even if God didn’t indwell Him a hundred percent, it wouldn’t have made any difference;. It still would have been God doing it. Because, you and I only have a modicum. Yet ‘s supposed to be God in us, both willing and doing to His good pleasure. See.
(36) And [then] there was [a little prophetess named] Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: [and she was very old] and [she] had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity;
(37) And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years,… [My, a long time there, without even her husband.] [And she] served God with fastings and prayers [day and night].
(38) And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of [all those things] that looked for redemption in Jerusalem. [See? And then it says,]
(40) And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.
And that’s the story there. So, what about us today? The prophet was God to the people, for the Pillar of Fire stood there with him and us and even in him. So, if Mary could receive the Word of God by an angel, and Eve turned the Word of God down by God Himself, we ought to realize that it’s not the messenger that we look at and look toward, but the Word Itself.
Because God can be right her, and you can turn His Word down. He can manifest Himself, and people go away. If the Pillar of Fire had shown Himself to every single person, in every crowd that Brother Branham had, they’d merely pin it down as phenomena and say, “Well, something’s there, but believe me it’s not what he said.” Turn God flatter than a fritter.
In fact, they wouldn’t turn down the fritter; they’d eat it. They just turn God down, period.
So it doesn’t matter if God Himself stands here. It doesn’t matter if Mary or an angel stands here. It doesn’t matter if Moses stands here. It doesn’t matter if Paul stands here. It doesn’t matter who stands here. What matters is the Word. That’s why He is the Word, and Rhema and Logos are One and the same thing.
So, if we don’t have any direct connection with the great manifestation, the great Manifester, never seen the Pillar of Fire, every evidence points to the fact that something is at hand. And there’s only one person really knows what is at hand, and that is the person manifesting It. Nobody else can know. I know, people would like to think that they could get inside of you and inside of me; you can’t do it.
But when you saw Brother Branham… and remember we talked about the discerning right here. It happened back there. It happened in this day. It’s right here in this Scripture: the hearts of many be fully examined, wide open. And Brother Branham said, “You couldn’t hide if you tried,” and proved it. What was behind that man?
Now the point is; what you’re looking at is, people are not going to receive the Word of God by some visual manifestation; they just can’t do it. It’s either in them to receive It or it’s not in them. You’re elect or you’re not elect. Now, so, what we’re looking at again, is not the messenger, even Brother Branham, although he is concerned here, we’re looking at the Word.
So, now we’re going to go and read a part of paragraph 77, I guess on page 22, and then we’re going to continue. [END TIME SIGN SEED, THE TIFTON GA 62-0319]
[-50] But when it came to Mary, it was different, [Now he’s talking about Eve, we’ve been talking about. She said,] “Behold the handmaid of the Lord.” “How’s it going to be?” [Now Brother Branham said,] That doesn’t matter how it’s going to be.
Now, I want you to notice here, though that is true, this woman was answered. God didn’t say, “Ah, ah. You just blew it right there, girl.” The angel didn’t say, “You blew it.” She didn’t turn the Word down and she didn’t turn to another word. She merely desired an answer as to what you might call the mechanics, (that’s kind of a bad word)… the process.
She just wanted a little further information on her own part, about her part. (I think that’s the way it was.) And you notice when she used what they call ‘Magnificat’ when she was praising God, she gets back into the Old Testament which is completely a record of examples and illustration. Now she wasn’t denying. No way, shape and form.
Now, if you’ll notice here, Brother Branham has constantly typed the two women, especially Mary, as the virgin Bride. And so, therefore, she will be our example (though that Paul talks of Sarah as the mother of us who are the children of Abraham. But Brother Branham, being a prophet, has every right to do this), the one that brought forth Christ into the world.
Now, you can go back in the Old Testament and you can see how that God did things. And you’re looking in retrospect; you’re looking back on history. But, evidently, nobody really had the correct answer to this Scripture, except she had been taught a virgin, a young woman, is going to have a child, and that One’s going to be Messiah.
And Brother Branham said, “Every father looked at his own daughter…” and, like pointing, “That’s the one.” Now just a minute, do you think all of those men had a revelation there’s going to be born without male intervention? If that is the case, how come they’re so happy to marry them off? Why didn’t every father say, “No. My daughter’s not going to get married, no way. I’m waiting for God to impregnate her?”
Well, you know, that’s not true. So, Brother Branham wasn’t saying that. He was just saying, Israel knew it. But he told you that, “God reveals or interprets His Word by manifesting It.” And this was the manifestation: The angel came and said, “This is how. Now you know the Scripture.” And she went right ahead and bore that child. No more talk, no more whimpering, no more nothing. See.
So, it doesn’t matter. Now to you and me under the ministry of Brother Branham, he is telling us very simply and plainly, with all of our knowledge that is come with all of our background. And you can see this in Hebrews, the 6th chapter, again,
(01) Therefore leaving the principles of the [Logos] of Christ, [which we are thoroughly inured and understand, thereby we are here. And he said, now] let us go on [to the ultimate, the] perfection [the conclusion;]…
Using the background of where Brother Branham is and we are have been, and are going on to this ultimate. He is telling us very flat, “It doesn’t matter how it’s done.” Now this is necessary for us to know, because we have the propensity of the enquiring, reasoning mind, hoping that you can get something to add to this Word to make It a little better.
Now, a woman came to Brother Branham one day, and he said, “This lady wants to receive the Holy Ghost, but she’d like something a little more encouraging; she’d like to speak in tongues.” Now when the thing is laid on the table, if tongue’s is not an evidence, why do you want it? What encouragement is it for you to receive the Holy Ghost that way, when you indeed don’t receive the Holy Ghost that way?
Now, Brother Branham sweetly prayed that the Lord would give her something. Now if she’s depending on tongues, she’s just one step from being a tongues talker which says tongues is the Holy Ghost, not an evidence. Years ago, they knew it was an evidence, but not anymore. Tongues is it.
That’s why they went with the ecumenical society. They’re a hundred percent with Rome, and Demos Shakarian took them there, a Pentecostal. All right.
In our day it should be,
[L-50] “You have spoken it; it’s the Word of God; I receive it. Behold the handmaid of the Lord. Be it unto me even as Thy Word.”
Now, that is individual. But never forget it’s collective, because Mary does not describe you and me as individuals. She is the one Brother Branham is holding forth as the Bride, the true Bride in distinction to the church. See, Mary never played prostitute. Eve played prostitute. Jehovah’s Bride played prostitute. The early church went prostitute. But there’s going to be a Bride at the end time that believes. And they will not worry, because they know it is the Word.
[L-50] There it was. That settled it. And she was all right then.
Now, Eve was not all right. Because the Word of God, God Himself bringing It to her, never satisfied her. Now, if you can be satisfied concerning that picture there which is an actual scientific proof of the Presence of a supernatural Being… as Brother Branham said, “Same today, (talking about) God going down to Egypt with Moses, signs and wonders, appearing in signs and wonders.”
But He went beyond appearing in signs and wonders. That’s nature. God’s appeared in nature; forget it. “God Himself appeared in a Pillar upon Mount Sinai. So today. And we have his picture, and it is scientific.” Now there’s the real one and one make two. Because the true mind will say, “There’s got to be a God!” Even if they don’t get past the point of Creator.
Now, a person that imbues his mind with God as Creator is just one door from God as an object of worship. He’s going to be looking for something. So, all right.
[L-50] That settled it. And she was all right then.
Now notice, the rightness. The word ‘righteous’ means ‘rightness’. The Bride accepting the THUS SAITH THE LORD of this hour is the righteous Bride of the Lord Jesus Christ, who didn’t even do it. Didn’t even do what? Reject. Wants the Word of God mitigated (that’s ‘eased’ from you.) “The Word of God is too hard on me.” Well, let the creeds and dogmas will take care of you. See.
The path of faith is a passive path of a passive faith. And Mary said, “Be it unto me according to thy Word.” That settles it. Now if you say, “I just don’t know, I just don’t know that.” (Which many do,) that signifies I’s not too good. You can’t be like Mary in the Magnificat: “My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior.
For he hath regarded the low estate of his maiden.” What’s the lowest estate of the maiden in this hour? Wretched, miserable, blind, naked but puffed up with an arrogant pride that is as false as a three dollar bill. Even worse, because a three dollar bill would have a little paper value.
You know you could wash the dye out and turn it into… well, you don’t even have to wash. You can put it in a shredder and make pretty good insulation in your walls. So, what am I thinking of people’s faith who turn the Word down? They don’t have any. They’re anti-Christ. So, all right.
[L-50] See, she brought forth that germ of life that was the Word of God made manifest…
Well, how did it start? It started with the Word. And the Word spoken had to take on a form. It took on this form of the sperm which contained the life of God Himself. And that’s not hard, because we have the life of God ourselves, too, in these earthen vessels and we were brought forth formed as men. And so that Word that came forth at that time, that spoken Seed Word, that One that was the Seed that was to rule the earth and all. (Remember, Eve turned it down.) Now, this One is brought forth. The Word of God now is manifest…
[L-50] …in the form of a man. [And that’s exactly true.] And through the death of that just One, paid the debt for every one of us that’s unjust. And by accepting then His Word, brings Life and brings Christ back in us, because Christ is the Word, the Spoken Word.
Now, I’m going to look at that, because I would have an argument with that if I didn’t believe that Brother Branham was speaking of the Bride. Now, when you speak of the Bride, you speak of the Body. It’s the same as the Christian coming up to the fullness as the Church Ages do from 1 Peter. (I’m not going… is it 1 Peter or 2 Peter? Maybe it’s 2 Peter, I forget. But anyway, it’s there.)
Now here is what I’m looking at. I want you to see what I’m looking at: “And by accepting then”… Now, an adverb is usually ‘why, when, how…’ And you got the thought of ‘when’. So, I don’t believe that Brother Branham is using the term as we often use it and say, “Well, then”… and we pass over using the thought like a little conclusion. I’m looking at this as ‘the season.’
See? Because this is related to this hour. “And by accepting ‘then’,” she accepted ‘then’. She couldn’t accept before, and she couldn’t accept after; she accepted ‘then’.
There again, I say, if you’re of that crowd that believes, if this isn’t the real thing, you’re looking for something else. Forget it! Don’t even come near me. Don’t come near me. I won’t go near you on your deathbed? Don’t you call for me. I won’t call for you, by the grace of God. Because, this is not between you and me; this is between you and God, me and God.
So let’s get that flat. See. You understand what I’m saying? It’s not simply ‘then’. Like you’re going to say, “Well, then so and so’. It’s ‘then, and we’re talking about ‘the season’. Because he’s talking here about the Word of God being manifested in human form. And he distinctly says,… William Branham said, “That happens again at the last time.” ‘Then’… you were spawned or forget it.
I’ve seen what that ‘then’ stuff does; makes you liars and thieves, everything else. Let’s get that flat. I’m not kidding. I’m not necessarily throwing off on anybody. I’m telling you the truth. Look what Eve’s ‘then’ did. A lying, anti-Christ, thieving murderer, worshipping God, “Hallelujah, Jesus. Praise God, hallelujah” If I ever saw a Pentecostal believer, I saw it right there in Cain.
And I’m old enough to know what denominations are all about, because I’ve been through enough of them. “By accepting ‘then’, His Word brings life and brings back Christ in us.” I want to ask you a question. If it brings back Christ in you, when did He leave you as an individual? Did you have Christ and backslide? Did He get disgusted and walk off?
I want to know answers because I can’t believe that Brother Branham, a prophet of God, is giving you some kind of jingoism here. If you’re a sheep, you’re a sheep, you’re a sheep, you’re a sheep! And you don’t turn into a goat, into a goat, and then turn back to a sheep. Forget it.
It’s the dog that goes to his vomit, and the hog to the wallow, because they always were, but they put on a pretense. And all tables full of vomit is denominational creeds and dogmas, and messed up Word And no matter how righteous and beautiful, it’s still vomit.
So then it says… “By accepting (in the season) you bring Christ back to the church.” Why? Because He’s outside of the church! You follow why I’m reading this a certain way? Merciful God, if I ever lost the seed… if I’m a seed of God and I lost it, what is going on here? Well, Brother Vayle, you could turn from a wise virgin to a foolish. Well, just a minute, that doesn’t make sense. Then the pattern’s screwed up.
I’ve got a God who puts a pattern on a piece of cloth of life and said, “Oh-ho-ho. Well, I blew that one, didn’t I?” That may be Santa Claus making toys at the North Pole, but it sure ain’t my God in this Bible, here. I’m sorry, I got to preach this way. If I don’t, you’re not going to see it. You’re just going to go over your heads.
Because, I’m a nice guy; I preach nice little tiddly-wink things. Then betray you behind your back and everything else. Yeah, I mean it. I’m sick and tired of all this junk. I really believe we’re in the process of attrition, and the seed will soon be gone… and that Brother Branham said, “The seed is one thousandth of one hundred percent.” (I think that’s the words he used.)
[L-50] …it brings Christ back in us because Christ is the Word, the spoken Word.
Now, other terminology… Brother Branham doesn’t use that terminology concerning the individual. He talks of the water of the Holy Spirit bringing life to the Seed. So, this is not individual. You might want to place, it to a degree. And notice he said, “Because Christ is the Word, the spoken Word,” and William Branham is talking spoken Word, as a prophet!
For believe me, when Job spoke the spoken Word concerning that Resurrection it was already spoken of in Genesis before… maybe a hundred or thousands of years before Job was born, concerning the seed of the woman who would bring about the Resurrection. In other words, Job verbalized it at that point. Therefore, whatever Brother Branham verbalizes at this point is that spoken Word to the Bride, and receiving It brings Christ back to her.
Why? Because He’s not going to marry anybody but pure Word. Because He is pure Word, His body’s got to be pure Word. And remember, Brother Branham said, “You by-passed that Word or Spirit-Body.” The by-passing of it means nothing. If you die, you go to it.
All right. Notice:
[L-50] And It will mature if you can receive It.
He’s talking now about Mary receiving, matured to a baby that came forth, and then fulfilled the exact Word of all the prophets. And she had a part in it. And you and I, in the Bride, have a part in it today bringing back Christ. Then watch how all the things said of the prophets, concerning the Millennium and all those things, come right to pass, because there’s a Bride here that believed that the Tree of Life is standing here.
Do what you want with It. If you think this Message is some little toasty, toasty thing, you’re crazy. This is living Word. I know you can die sitting here, because you think you can think anything, like the guys… oh yeah. Dozens could be sitting here. You’ll die under this ministry, because you don’t have a clue to it.
You got to have somebody screaming and jumping and everything else. Well, hey, I’m too old to jump. I can scream a little bit, but I’m not too interested.
So you see, as I look at this thing, I am not looking at this except in the intensity of the definitive. And there’s two lines of words that describe two different things: one is the individual, and one is the Bride. And we’re talking Bride. That’s right. 79th paragraph.
[L-51] Now. All of us believe that we’re in the end time. Any man that’s intelligent, I believe, if he would look around and see, it shows this thing can’t go on much longer. I want about fifteen minutes now to show what I mean. Anyone knows that something’s got to happen.
I left out here, about the sick. Anybody that’s sick, you just receive the promise of God; and it matures in you. And if you’re faithful believing it, it will come right forth in divine healing. And he was bringing that to the crowd, just the same as the principle that brings forth this Christ to the Bride. It’s all over, and you get your resurrected body, and so on. Now, he’s talking about the fact that everybody knows we’re hitting the end of time.
[L-51] [Now here’s his little story, his illustration.] We are taught the world was created in six thousand years, being one day is a thousand years with God,… thus six thousand years in creation. All right. Six days it’s called, the Bible says one day is a thousand years, or a thousand years is one day with God.
So, the six thousand years in creation.
[L-52] Now, the first two thousand years the world cosmos (world order) came to an end, and God had to send something, [Now watch!] the judgments from heaven, and judge the earth in judgment, and save the righteous Noah and his family.
Now, I want you to watch the language. This is not the language of some little Kentucky hillbilly, although it sure is. But notice: judgments, judge, judgment, righteous Noah. In other words, the Judge Himself comes down, and the Judge judges as to who is righteous and who isn’t. And remember, eight people made the ark. That’s all.
Now, Noah was not kind-hearted to go beyond the Word of God and bring in either ten bunk beds or five double beds. He brought in four doubles or eight bunks. Or they all slept on the floor. But there’s only room for eight people. No more. Now, you got a clue right there. And you say, “I just don’t like a God like that.” Who asked you to? See, you can love a God of your own imagination; everybody does.
How do you love this God in this Bible revealed by His Word and vindicated to be so? See, that’s the thing you’re looking at. Say, “I love God,” and hate His Word? That’s a lie. Say, “I’ve got the Holy Ghost,” and then can’t ‘Amen’ every Word that is vindicated?
Now remember, there’s a Word for the season, a Word for the hour. It’s not way back there in Pentecost. We’re not back there anymore. We’re not back in Wesley’s day. We’re not back in Luther’s day. We’re not back in the Catholic church. We’ve come full circle. We’ve come to full circle, to Ephesus, where it went off a track. The bullet’s back. There is no more another Jesus, another spirit, another gospel.
This is It. And that’s the time they could have had a Rapture, but the Bride wasn’t all in. The Bride is all in. So, there’s a Bride that is going to believe the Word that brings Christ back. Eve got rid of the Tree of Life. Mary brought the Tree of Life in human manifestation form. He cleared that way.
The Bride went into adultery again. She is divorced, (that church is divorce), and the Bride is standing right here waiting for the point of maturation, when Christ can come to her. He can’t until the Voice is thoroughly believed and thoroughly processed in a Bride here, so she has nothing but Word.
When you talk about Word and senses (now, you know we’re a long way, but we’re not that long away), if you have the full potential, and you have the promise of God, and God has obligated Himself to it, all you can do is rest. And you can even do that when you’re full of pain and suffering. You can do that when you’re full of ignorance and ideas that are even contrary.
You can just say like Mary, “Be it unto me… be it unto me. (I’m sorry they’re saying this, saying that and trying to make me examine myself. Forget it.) Be it unto me, be it unto me, be it unto me. Behold your handmaiden. Behold your handmaiden, be it unto me.”
My God, what a stupid church, certainly a stupid church, according to the world. Bible distinctly said, “The wisdom of God is dumb to man.” But I’m going to tell you another thing: the smartness of man is pretty dumb to God.
There you are again, I told you about the man counting the horse’s teeth, and the horse decided to count his fingers. I’d sooner be the horse counting the guy’s fingers. That’s the way God is. Well, the horse signifies ‘power’. You’ll get your fingers counted all right.
Now he says here,
[L-52] (And God sent at the end of that two thousand years) … judgment from heaven, and judge the earth in judgment, and saved the righteous Noah and his family.
Now, watch something here: he said, “Judgment from heaven.” Now the Bible categorically says, “If a man sin against a man, the judge shall judge him. But, if a man sin against thee, O God, who shall plead for him?” All right, come on church where’s your pleading this morning? What are you pleading this morning? “I’m pleading the Blood of Jesus.” Prove it. Prove it.
The Blood doesn’t mean a thing to you, unless you’re baptized with the Holy Ghost. Now prove you’re baptized with the Holy Ghost. “I speak in tongues.” Devils speak in tongues, too. Hypocrites and liars speak in tongues, more than anybody else. For one honest-to-God Christian that speaks in tongues, I want to tell you something, there’s a hundred thousand out there that ain’t, in my books.
Judgment. Oh, that’s the Judge from heaven! Now, I want to ask you a question: How many preachers are preaching the Judge? “We preach the Presence, Brother Vayle. Oh, He’s always been here.” That’s what Anne’s brother say, up there in Canada. Always been here? Always been here? That can only come here when William Branham’s here on earth.
He’s always been here on earth? Oh come on, you’re weird. You’re weird. You say you got the mind of Christ? And you want me to fellowship? Oh, come on. What fellowship hath light with darkness? How can one person believes all the Word have fellowship with him that only believes a pa, and then believes It wrong at that? See?
“Well, it’s only a doctrine, just like serpent seed.” You mean to tell me, this is just like serpent seed? This picture here… I shouldn’t even touch it maybe, like serpent seed? In other words, that’s a revelation? That’s not a revelation; that’s a Revelator! Can’t tell an egg from a chicken.
[L-52] …judgment from heaven, and judge the earth in judgment, and saved the righteous Noah and his family.
Brother Branham also said, “Genesis 18 was Hebrews 13:8, when God stood outside the tent and Sarah in the ten, and she made God a liar.” You talk about infinite love by reason of the husband, which was Abraham. He couldn’t touch her; God couldn’t touch her because she’s a part of Abraham. Now, see, that’s what marriage does.
How in the world can anybody lay a finger on the Bride of the Jesus Christ and put her through the Tribulation? Come on, tell me. How can God turn over the beloved Bride, a part of Him, to Satan? Do you think for one minute, God wants His Bride impregnated with the creeds and dogmas and twisting of Satan, the gyrations he puts the Word through? Forget it. And what does He do?
By reason of judgment and only by reason of judgment can the Bride be saved. The very fact that God has an Alpha/Omega Word, cannot be added to or taken from, makes Him Judge above all else. He gives. He interprets. He administers. Stand back and wonder and say, “Behold the handmaiden of God.” All right.
[L-52] The second two thousand years, the same thing took place again. Cosmos, or world order, and even the church was polluted.
Pollution today is a major condition. Pollution doesn’t prefigure; it actually, configures or brings to pass the judgment of God.
Notice, in Genesis, the 6th chapter, verse number 5.
(05) And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination [that’s reasonings] of his heart was only evil continually. [See? That’s what was there.]
(06) And it repented [God] that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
(07) And the LORD [God] said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing[s], and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
Now, I’m going to look at this in a new light this morning, so just bear with me while I look at it. Huh? “It repented God that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved Him at His heart.” And the Lord said, “I will destroy the man whom I have created.”
I want you to know, Adam was not really create;, he was born. There’s only a part of him went down; part of him formed. When God breathed in… the breath of lives, and man became a living soul, that was a part that wasn’t created. So, therefore, only the true Seed of God, eight went through that ark.
And remember, the number one man (you call him ‘eight’ because you step up, husband, wife, husband, wife), he was the only true genetically perfect human being there was. The rest were an admixture within their flesh, but they were still seed. All right, that’s what God had to get rid of, and He did get rid of it. Because notice, it said,
(08) …Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.
Why? Because he was the one perfectly genetic perfect man, and he was just. That’s what it says, right here. He was just and perfect genetically in his generation, and he walked with God. Notice what you have to be? You have to be a righteous man. You have to be one that is definitely the seed of Almighty God. You have to walk with God. Now, that’s what the people of God are doing in this hour, or there’s something wrong somewhere.
Okay. Now 11 to 17. Now listen,
(11) The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
(12) And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
Now why is the earth full of corruption? It came because of sex. And sex is corrupting the earth right now, which is homosexuality, lesbianism and all those things. They’re laughing and saying, “Hey, you guys, you’re going to put up with this, and we’re going to control you, and we’re going to run you. And when we get into trouble with our bodies, you’re going to pay the bills.
And we’re going to see that you make us well, but we’re going to do what we want.” And they’re doing it. And don’t think they’re not. And all this talk you hear about ‘it’s not rampant’ is a lie from the pit of hell; it is rampant. But you can make the world believe anything it wants to believe.
Just listen to Daniel Shore and the rest of the great seventy of the Sanhedrin of the world. Do you know, right today, that Daniel Shore and these guys are believed more than the pope is? Of course, I wouldn’t believe the pope either. You take me for a sucker? What’s he got to believe? What’s he produced? Nothing. Nothing.
He got shot and survived? Hey, man, lot of you get worse than that. They get their guts blown out, and they survive. He ducked it one time, and got hit another time. You can find a lot of guys that ducked many times and never got hit. What’s all this talk about divine providence?
Some stupid little thing out there, because you wear a fisherman’s ring, and a goofy hat on your head, and stupid bunch of clothes. And “I’m the great man. I’m the great man.” Well, I’d sooner go see Ringling Brothers, and Barnum and Bailey and a couple of clowns (what do they call it… Emmet? Kelly?) and old day. Yeah. At least one doesn’t pretend he is Christ and his three ring circus. All right.
Listen! Right here, it tells you the condition of the earth; it’s polluted. And the earth is polluted right now. There’s no way you can bring it back. How are you going to bring it back? What are you going to do with the bayous, down there in Louisiana? Come on, tell me. Love canal polluted.
Go down around the Baton Rouge, the red stick… go around to the red stick and find what’s down there. Right, Joe? Polluted. You couldn’t drink the water if you tried. Like Swanko said, “It’s a complete pollution.”
[L-52] The day of Noah, they mocked and made fun of him, he preached a hundred and twenty years in the door of the ark. And in the second thousand years the church went into captivity, committed whoredom with the world, and become nothing but a bunch of forms and creeds. And God sent judgment to the earth by sending His Son. Came to the end of its powers… [Judge].
Now notice, Brother Branham is, in the vernacular hitting the Judge. You know, like when the Hearst papers wanted to make Billy Graham great, they said, “Puff Graham.” That meant, “every newspaper talk about Billy; every newspaper talk about Billy.” And all across America, the papers talked about Billy. He was made.
Now, I want to ask you a question: did God make Billy Graham? I believe, in the same way He used Zionism to put the Jews back in the Homeland. But Billy Graham and Oral Roberts were simply messengers down in Sodom and Gomorrah. How much are they talking? Billy drew his horns in years ago, when he said, “A man rapes a woman he ought to be castrated.”
Oh, the most wonderful Christians (full of the Holy Ghost, no doubt,) they got right on Billy’s tail and said, “Ho-ho, don’t you dare say that. A man wants to rape women. That’s good fun.” We’ll do it. My Bible said, “He should be killed.” Right, he should be killed. That’s the Bible, don’t try to change It. He should be killed.
But let me tell you, when David got …king and it was his boy, it was another story, “Boys will be boys.” Don’t give me that stuff. You see, I don’t care two bits for any prophet, or any king. Jesus was the only one that ever lived it, so talk about Jesus. And I’ve got one job; that’s to believe him.
And that’s where it puts those other guys, too; they believed. How could a believer who believes that, do that? Well, people do funny things. (I mean queer things.) He got licked for I, don’t worry. He didn’t get any brownie marks for it. He didn’t get any approbation for it, don’t worry. Neither do we. He paid, and he paid good.
Let’s read about the Judge. Let’s go to the 5:
[Brother Vayle paraphrases verses John 5:1-11.
And there was this great feast… and a man laid by the pool that had the five porches and you know the first man got down when the angel troubled the water, he got healed and this poor guy couldn’t not get down there. Jesus said,…
…and Jesus said, “Wilt thou be made whole”?
…And the man said, I’d love to have somebody put me there but I’m just too slow, somebody gets there ahead of me
….So Jesus said, “Hold it, man, take up your bed and walk”.
…He picked up his bed and walked.
You know something? That man’s like Mary; he didn’t have to think twice. When people look around they got to think twice. “Let me see if I can examine that. How does that line up with Doctor so and so and the pope? Oh man, don’t tell me Gentiles have a prophet, the Bible’s written…”
Oh man, then how come Moses wrote the Pentateuch and said, “Don’t add one word or take one word.” Why don’t they say to the rest of prophets, “Forget it, bud, but there ain’t nothing to it.” Why didn’t they? Because you get the Word by prophets and prophets are vindicated, you know them. Oh man, listen.
(08) …take up [your] bed, and walk.
(09) …immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: [and on] same day [was the] Sabbath.
(10) The Jews… said, [Hey, why are you carrying your bed? That’s unlawful.]
(11) [Well], he [said, Hold it. Now, hold it. I’m healed, now if I wasn’t supposed to carry my bed, and I’m healed so I can do it… man, there’s got to be something funny with this religion I’m listening to. I think this man has more on the ball than those guys got]
Ha! When I saw that, I knew it. There went denominations down the drain when I saw William Branham, that night in Canada, who said, “Bring me (I think,) twenty-five of your worst cases, I guarantee miracles for every one. [Brother Vayle makes a whistling sound.] Exploded my mind! God, I felt bad when they didn’t do it.
Then later, years later, I realized there wasn’t one person, out of the hundreds, that didn’t get perfectly healed. See, God will trump your ace every time my brother/sister, when He allows you a question and you answer wrong. They should have said, “Brother Branham, by all means. Hallelujah.” The one guy got itch, said, “I might be that sixty percent that gets healed. I’ll be one of them Yeah, yeah. Maybe me, yeah, yeah.”
They blew it. That vast crowd blew it. Oh yeah, I know. I was there, brother/sister. Don’t tell me, I was there in 1947. Yeah, I was there. Sat right back in the back row; saw everything. Yeah, I’d been roped into going, “Oh God, here I am. Phttt!
Pentecostals. Healing, who needs it?” I did, but I wouldn’t admit it. I didn’t come for that, anyway. I’m like this guy at the pool, crippled, mentally, spiritually. It was too much for me. It was too much for him, too much for…
[Brother Vayle paraphrases John 5:]
(16-18) So, they [the Jews] said. Hey, just a minute, this is all wrong. So they tried to slay Jesus. They sought to kill him, because not only had he broken the Sabbath but also he said God was his Father, making himself equal with God.
Now, they understood what I’m talking about here which is the birthright. If this Jesus was literally the Son of God in a way that no other person was the Son of God, meaning the only begotten, then He was equal with God. Now, you can’t be equal with yourself. This paper cannot be equal with this paper. It’s got to be another piece of paper.
Then Jesus is not God; He’s the Son of God. When all power was given Him, His name was on the check, and He could spend everything in the kingdom. He had it, it was given to Him. The adoption. Just like Adam.
You know, you got to marvel how wonderful the Son of God is when you realize He never changed. He always listened to the Father, He always heard the Father, let the Father operate, just let God have His way. Couldn’t even be high priest without the prophet. No high priest, brother/sister, get this flat. As I said Wednesday, you cannot have a high priest, you cannot have a Mediator to get you in, you cannot have an Intercessor to get you in, unless there’s a prophet! “Oh, Brother Vayle, I don’t believe that.”
Why don’t you go home and leave me alone? I say those things to barb you, to shock you, to get you to understand what I’m driving at. You ain’t even… listen, you’re not dry behind the ears. “Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?”
Now let’s read on.
(19) Then answered Jesus and said, [Truly, truly,] I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he [sees] the Father do: for [whatsoever things] he doeth, these [do also] the Son likewise,
(20) For the Father loveth the Son, and [shows] him all things that himself doeth: [You mean God doesn’t love us and He did all this for us? And if you don’t love back because of that you don’t have the love of God in you. You know, cats don’t like dogs and dogs don’t like cats.] and he will shew him greater works than these, that [you] may marvel.
(21) For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and [quickens] them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.
Ah, just a minute, here. There’s a conflict of interest. This man’s a liar, unless he doesn’t change. Because one place he said, “I only say what my Father says, and I only do what my Father wants me to do.” Now he turns around and says, “Forget all that,” he said. “I’ll tell what I’m going to do now.
The Father raises up and quickens, so I’m going to do the same thing now. I have my way.” He just told you his Way was God’s way. Ain’t no way but God’s way. Don’t talk about the Son having his way, and you and me praying to the Son.
If that doesn’t work, say, “Mary, Mary, mother divine, Oh, holy mother, give your son a pinch to pinch the Father.” You can’t twist Jesus’ arm, and Jesus’ mother can’t twist his arm. So don’t you try to twist his arm. Let the pope try. You know he’s not riding on a white horse; he’s riding on the beast.
Do you understand what I’m saying here? It never changes. Never changes! God has His way, period. And without God having a Word, He can’t be Judge. But the minute He has a Word, He is Judge. And I’m trying to show you, the major role of God today is Judge. And Judge is a separator by the Word. On the right hand He puts the sheep; on the left hand He puts the goats.
Always the right hand is blessing. We’ll talk about that when we get to it. Again, the left hand is judgment, death. Now these have been judged, on the right hand: “Come thou, blessed, righteous, you never did it in the first place.” “Go, depart from me.” We’re before the White Throne right now. We’re before the Judge.
Oh, come on, can’t you understand that this morning? Let your own thinking go, for God’s sake. (For your own sake, never mind God’s sake. He’s got His will done.) Let your thinking go. You say, “Oh Brother Vayle, my reason tells me…” Yeah, your reason. Your reason is what’s killing you. I am before the White Throne. “Explain it.” Shut-up. Get thee behind me, Satan.
I’m not in the explaining business; I’m in the teaching business. And the teaching of the Word of God is a faith proposition. It says exactly what it means, and it doesn’t go any further.
Let’s understand a few things.
(22) …hath committed all judgment unto the Son:
(23) That all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He that [honors] not the Son [honors] not the Father which sent him. [Jesus was not his own father.]
(24) [Truly,] I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believes on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
How come He can say that? Because all He has is what the Father shows Him and what the Father tells him, and He does likewise. So, the next guy in line is a hundred percent representing Go, and is God to the people. William Branham and every prophet is God to the people.
And I know our lovely brethren, so-called full of the Holy Ghost, deny it because, “Brother Vayle, I got some too. Yeah, I got some, too.” Yeah, they said that, and they brought them right to the Catholic Church, I know.
(25) …The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: [Ah-ha, Son of God. [Paraphrased] [And before they hear the voice of the Son of God and live.] [my brother/sister, the days of the Son of man repeat, right?]
(26) For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;
Come on, don’t you understand that? God is in it. There’s not two kinds of eternal life. There’s only one kind of Eternal Life. And He divides it into portions because life exists. Life is, and all it needs is a form. If God wanted His life to be in a human form, He could have trillions and trillions and trillions of human forms, and it wouldn’t exhaust one time any more than sexual intercourse exhaust a man and destroys him.
Now do you understand the difference between, Baptizer and Baptism? If you can’t, let your husband tell you how you got pregnant. What happened to the male after intercourse? Tell me, was a art of him gone? No. Not really and yet… Who is the impregnator? The husband. Who’s the Baptizer? Who got impregnated? Who got the Holy Ghost? Where is the great mystery, people talk about? Blind! And set themselves up as judges, when the Judge Himself is here.
Didn’t Brother Branham explain spiritual intercourse? Didn’t he tell you that the church refused? Now he booted the church out. And he talked about Ahasuerus and Esther, and the queen that refused the husband. Well, we’re bringing God down to nature. Are you startled? I hope I don’t feel sorry for you people that you’re so thin somewhere, you can’t penetrate… listen, we’re entering beyond the veil today.
We’re inside the veil. And we’re not going beyond it, by the way. Pentecostal, they have deserted the Word; they’ve gone beyond. “Well, it’s not the Word anymore, we just…” We just what? “We just blew it” they should have said. Don’t get too angry; just stick with it.
Listen, the Father has Life, and the Son has life. What is it? That’ the Father’s life in that Son.
(27) And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.
Now watch it! Son of man is prophet! And you can’t have a prophet without Judge. And God is His Own prophet. It was God Who came down! That’s it, God! There’s His picture taken. The Pillar of Fire actually is the Shekinah Glory, which means the glory attended upon the Presence and He’s behind that Fire! Judge. Judge.
You know something: the most curdling word in the world today is ‘judge’. It’s a word that curdles your blood. But hey, if there’s nothing against you, don’t worry. You say, “Brother Vayle, they could still hurt me.” That’s called persecution, not prosecution. There’s a difference: to be persecuted or prosecuted.
Prosecuted means ‘you either did it or they think you did’. Persecution means ‘they hate you’. Not so much for what you do, but what you say. Because what you say knocks the props from under them. “Who do you think you are? You got the truth.” [Brother Vayle makes sneering sounds.] Well, go back to your forefathers, you Baptist, (when you were back there, Baptists) what did they think? “They had it all.”
And what about the Lutherans? “They had it all.” What about the Pentecostals? “They had it all.” And I‘ve got to agree with you; a certain number do have it all. Another certain number have part. Another certain number has nothing. God, there you are in threes again. I’m not preaching my own gospel, brother/sister. I never got this from Lee Vayle’s head; I got this listening to Brother Branham. Sure.
(28) Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which [they] that are in the graves shall hear his voice, [No, he says “an hour,” and we’re talking about a season. Hour and season, doesn’t matter.]
(30) I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge:…
Notice there again, he just spilled the beans on himself; He stands here and say, “My Father’s got it all and I got it all from the Father. I stand…” He said, “Hold it.” He said, “…Always remember this one thing: it’s always the Father.” So if you hear that term.. Brother Branham used it.
I don’t know if I like the term too well, when it comes to ‘kenosis’, because not because Brother Branham used it wrong or anybody uses it wrong, but the people take it wrong, in my books. “God poured everything into Christ, and there’s nothing left but God. It’s all gone.
Then Jesus Christ pours it all in the church. Now there’s no Christ. So the church is God.” Forget it! He’s not saying that. How could he be? We’re looking at the same thing now, judgment, forgiving of sins. And Jesus says here, “He poured it into me. So now through me.”
And Brother Branham says, “Now into the church.” And Brother Branham said, “Hey, the church says John 3:16. Why don’t they go to John 20 now and talk about Him who said, I’m giving you authority to forgive sins!” God’s doing it. God’s doing it using instruments. Oh my.
(31) If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.
(32) There is another [bears] witness of me;…
What’s he saying? “I’m the prophet. And don’t you understand, if I’m not that prophet, God doesn’t answer back to me.” Listen, there’s God in His prophet right there. [Points to the picture of the Pillar of Fire] And the point of the matter is God is, the prophet. William Branham stands as judge. He said, “I condemn this generation.” No, not William Branham. God did it! Oh come on, brother/sister.
[Brother Vayle sings,] “Oh, they come from the east and west, (sing it,) they come from the lands afar, to feast with the King, to dine as His guest, how blessed these pilgrims are, beholding his hallowed face, (sing it,) glowing with light divine, blessed partakers of his grace, as gems in his crown will shine.”
See, I can’t sing, You can’t sing either. But hey, “They’ll make a joyful noise unto the Lord.” Listen, brother/sister, this is it. We went to Jeffersonville; we sang it down there. They came from around the world.
And I’m going to tell you what: they’re still looking around the world for the light. We’re not the light. We’re not Brother Branham down there. We have the same thing that old Brother Branham brought us; we’re not going to turn back from it. All right, we’re going to close with this.
He said, “Now, and God sent judgment to the earth by sending His Son, come to the end of His powers,” and He’s right there you’ll notice. Now, another corruption sets in.
[L-53] Now, this is 1962, and what does the Bible say? The Bible said in the last days that the work would have to be cut short (The Scriptures cannot lie.) for the elect’s sake, for the elect’s sake, or there should be no flesh saved. [See] we’re at the end-time.
Okay, plague. What’s the beginning of your plagues? The last plague is second death, and it’s got to have a type, and I say that’s AIDS. And I say without fear of equivocation, (I can be proven wrong because this is just Lee Vayle talking,) but examining the results of what I’ve seen by Dr. Merkle’s study, and what I’ve examined the results of what I’ve seen in other areas, I believe with all of my heart, this is it. Because it was sex in the Garden that brought death.
And sex again must bring that last death, or I don’t know anything about the Bible and the causes, the first cause and the last. You do what you want, and our kids are going to do it anyway. You can’t tell them, if they’re not seed. What are you going to do? I put this church on the spot time after time, after time, deal with your children. I didn’t have to do it in my generation. I’m not trying to be mean and bad to you.
I’m just saying, “Look, without a doubt, you and your kids are the last ones. You’re the last ones.” My generation and our kids, though they weren’t out there doing the things that has brought on these, they’re a part of those generations that have brought it to you and to your kids. Now, if you’re going to shine like lights in this world, those children have to come against all these things that are out there.
Now let’s get this flat: my Bible tells me distinctly, God cannot change, He said, “When you see an obstreperous child(back in the old days) and that child would not line up; (he said,) don’t let your eye pit, and don’t you hold your hand back. You go to the elders, lay the hands on him, and stone him with stones, that they will not bring a rebellious force into Israel.”
God kept his people clean. You and I don’t do that with our children, or anybody else. We are kept clean by the Blood of the Lamb, and by this Word in here that the prophet gave us, and to shun these things. And if Brother Branham taught us anything about marriage and divorce, he said, “There’s one man for one woman.” I know death can change those things. I know we make mistakes and all.
Those things can happen where we try to rectify it. But remember this: keeping yourself to monogamy, to the marriage that is correct, and the children growing up in that admonition is the only way it can be stemmed.
And even then at the end time, you don’t know that you’re not going to get messed up like those poor little kids, hemophiliacs, that got injection, like Ashe, the tennis player. Why did that man die? How come Acer [a dentist] affected [Kimberly] Bergalis, down there in Florida? Five or six other people deliberately infected with AIDS with his blood.
Lot of these things, you and I, but I’m going to tell you what: my Bible said, “Though a thousand fall at your left hand, ten thousand at your right, it shall not come nigh thee. Thou shalt only see it with thine eye.” [Psalm 91:7-8]
You know, brother/sister, it’s time to get back to this Word [a] Brother Branham preached it. Don’t let anything else cross your mind. Don’t have any other thoughts, but the revealed Word of this hour. I don’t see anything else. Why I see this message so clearly as I do, It is the only thing that can possibly appeal to me by reason of Scripture.
And even by reason of taking the Scripture and holding it out here in all nature, there isn’t anything as clear cut as this to separate the redeemed from the lost. And do you know something? The Word has always done it. It’s never changed.
Let’s rise and be dismissed. All right.
Heavenly Father, we come again to You this morning, in the closing moments, getting away to go to our homes, dinners, whatever else. We thank You that You were with us here. Didn’t cover too many pages, but we believe Lord; shortly we can read very rapidly and cover those things in there. But it’s always good to go over and over and over it Lord, until it becomes such a dynamic part of us we cannot think apart from what this Word is. Think of Judge, we must think of Him who is here, understand why He is here, what He is doing. What are the consequences? Where are we going now? All revealed to us in this holy Word Lord.
O God, we just pray Lord, that You’ll take Your divine spike and let all the air out of our tires, all the hot air we might have around us in our head or any place else, or in our hearts. Let that it all go Lord. Circumcise our heart of unbelief like the onion it is, till every single layer is gone… we get right down to the very soul itself, the gene of God. And then feed that, Lord, and feed it on the everlasting Word, the Word of this hour, that the Body itself may come forth as a transmuted thing Lord, as transfigured possession of Thine. For, Lord, in heaven, we know that somebody has got to be Bride because there’s somebody out there. We know that this is too definitive.
We don’t care what the big mouths say, with their lack of even common sense that would try to make two and two make four and a half, the way they do in evolution. The preachers up there and change the Word of God and boast about something that they couldn’t even begin to come to what we know came to the prophet’s life. It wouldn’t even qualify Lord, as a dung heap hardly, although Paul did call it that.
And here we are Lord, in this day of such an awakening and such a difference, such a judgment. God, I hope there’s nothing wrong with us, that we aren’t absolutely more sincere and powerful in our attitudes and our moving down the highway, until we are that army that you said in Joel: every man facing, every man going forward, leaping over the wall, a rapture. These things, Lord, taking place in people’s lives. Not trying to be somebody or do some great thing, but believing Lord.
Believing and that part coming forth even as Mary came fort, the Magnificat. Lord, in heaven, we the church has got to be like her, this end time Bride. And, I believe, individuals in like manner will be in their particular order just as qualified, and just as dynamic, because You said, “Don’t you dare let the oil …” And as Brother Branham called it, “The oil of God, the stimulation; the wine, the stimulation,” Lord. We’re looking forward to that spirit.
Now Lord, we know that You hear our prayer. We know that positively, because we know to Whom we are praying. And You know us, we belie, because that would be the evidence. So hearing our prayer, Lord, we go on our way in blind faith, Lord God, somehow with every thought away from ourselves and anything else, and unto You and Your Word, and thereby judging, scanning, seeing, and walking in that Light, Lord, until the body comes under submission. Even as Brother Branham said, “If you testify to a thing long enough, God will make that body respond to that testimony,” Lord.
He applied it to healing. He applied it right down the line Lord, and we must do it too. And help us to do this great thing, which is so simple You allowed us to do. We thank You again then Lord, for Your goodness. 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.’