Shall we pray:
Heavenly Father, we know that Your Word is definitely declared a time of maturity, a time Lord, when all things would come together. And all things as we know now in this particular stage of government, universe, all those things included would end Lord, their determination already set forth in Your Word. And here we are Lord, a people who should be very mature, very ripe.
Not as far only as age is concerned, that we are dying off the scene, the seed running out, but a people truly mature in the Word even as the Word Itself has matured and come to the place of full ripening where now the original seed can appear again and go back to a condition even above and beyond, superior to that which it was in the beginning, knowing that Your own Word says, “We go from glory to glory by the Lord.” And here we are Father, this morning.
We just pray that we might truly respect Your Presence, respect Your Word, and absolutely believe and be infused with the understanding of faith, that this is going on Lord, and we are a part of It. So that we begin to look into that mirror of the Word and see ourselves as more sincere, mature people, living because of the Word, living for the Word and being the living Word, a Bride that can truly bring forth Christ.
Help us Lord, to not only look at the thought Father, but to actually be a part, a little literal manifestation somehow. We don’t know just how it’s all going to be done and what should be don, but we know there are depths in Your Word Lord, that we perhaps should strive for and I believe we should strive for with all of our hearts, laying everything on the altar of dedication so that what You have given us Lord, we may truly apprehend It.
And whether we truly comprehend It or not all the way, that we know, is another matter, (although we do comprehend some of It.) But we pray Lord, we should be truly reconciled to Your Word, believing It and go forth with great joy in this hour, coming into Your Presence and being like You according to the truth. So, help us this morning Lord. If there be any transfiguring, transforming power in the Word, which we really believe there is, it may take hold of us today, and we may progress and go on with You. In Jesus’ Name we pray. Amen.
You may be seated.
Now hopefully we’ll finish this last few pages of End Time Seed Sign. And you know that Brother Branham was particularly dealing with the seed that was sown to bring forth what the Scripture has positively set forth for the end time which, of course, is a union or federation of all the churches led by Rome which is called the great prostitute, the great harlot and she has her prostitute Protestant daughters.
Now, it is absolutely conclusively proven that there is not any people under high heaven that bears the name of Christian that does not go right back to Rome. I know the Baptist, Dr. Carroll, made a very terrible mistake, a man of great integrity, a man of great principle and honor,when he tried to say the Baptists never were a part of the system.
Well, that’s as stupid as all-get-out, because you’d have to be a Jew having been able to trace your lineage all the way down from Abraham (and I’m referring now, in type, to the church.) You say, “Well, I know Peter was my father and I’m looking at a physical election here that puts me apart from everybody else.” Well, that is the nuttiest thing in creation. And the man went down to his grave. Not reviled, but he went down to his grave, which was a tragic thing, a man of his former stature to die in such disrepute.
But it just goes to show you that like the Scripture says, you can be a sinner all your life and turn to God; it’s all blotted out. And you can live a marvelous life all your life and turn away from God, and it’s all gone. And so Dr. Carroll blew it.
Well, there isn’t anyone in Christendom that hasn’t come down from the harlot system. And that’s why there has always been a cry, “Come out of her, and disengage yourself from that system,” which system is the system of creeds and dogmas and a hierarchy that supersede Christ Himself. And so the Catholic church now talks for God, and if you’re going to come to God, then you come by way of the Catholic church because that is God to the people.
Well, you know that’s a lie from the pit of hell. If you study their history and all those carnal popes that cohabit with their own sisters and brought forth illegitimate children, their choirs, if that’s God I’m not interested. I’m not interested. The whole thing is based upon a lie and filth and propaganda which is spiritual.
Then there’s a union of the world. The union of the world, of course, are the two systems of democracy and communism. And it’s clay. It simply cannot mix; it simply cannot work. Look around you and see the history of communism. It didn’t work; it can’t work; it won’t work. There’s no way it can work.
No, I’m going to just read you something to make you understand the thinking of America, and what the thinking of this world system is (this one world system) of which the pope is very interested in it, because he claims he’s a very moral man and he wants people to just love each other (and you know, all that hogwash,) and everybody is going to be well supplied.
Now here is a letter out of perhaps hundreds of letters, that ‘Newsweek’ could’ve published. But here is a letter by Mark D. McKinnon of Brooklyn, New York.
And he says, “Your special health care report cogently condensed, (flattering,) a range of issues pertaining to spiraling US medical costs. Yes, we need to revamp the system and attend more to preventive medicine. But we also need to address several unhealthy aspects of American life: traffic jams, long working hours, improper nutrition and stress. Telecommuting, deemphasizing the office or corporate castle, and providing more communal and more flexible childcare could help remove some of these conditions. Reducing health care, its cost is enough.”
Where are you going to stop? Who is going to supply the money? Where are consumer goods going to come from? This is a picture of American thinking and world thinking. This is what they’re aiming at. And they think that capitalism combined with socialism will give it a heart, and the heartbeat will say, “Nice, nice, nice. Goodie, goodie, goodie. We’re here to help all people.”
I’ve only read of one system that made sense, and that was by the late Major Douglas of London, England, called Social Credit. They tried in Canada. And, of course, it couldn’t work because the federal government wouldn’t let Alberta do what it should have done in the first place, which the government must supply the money. And when there are no consumer goods, you simply absolutely have to bring the money in to stop inflation.
And when there are consumer goods, then you got to put the money out so the consumer goods can be used. But what if you’re like the Arabian out there in the desert one time, and he was dying of thirst. Now, the camel get along [Inaudible]. Finally he killed the camel and took the water out of the camel bag, or hump, (whatever it is.) And he was crawling on the desert and he sees this skin bag; (I told you about it,) and he thought, “Goodie, goodie, here’s a drink of water.” When he got there, he opened the bag and out poured about a ton of diamonds and gems. What good were his diamonds and gems when he needed water?
Now, what you’re looking at is what Brother Branham said, “There is no politician who can give a correct decision.” So, the decision is to follow the Canadian medical system, and ask the boys sitting here, what it’s worth. And if they don’t know, I can tell you. They’re coming across the line from Toronto to Buffalo and down into the States.
The people in Canada who got the money are buying insurance policies to get help down here in the United States. I don’t know if you know that, Ed and Ike, but I’m telling you, I know what I’m talking about. The poor Norwegians and Swedes, (and you know, Scandinavian people) they’ve tried for years and years and they’re ending up into bankruptcy. Floating around like a bunch of dead fish in a barrel. This is what you are looking at. This is your system.
And America’s trying to pull the whole thing off and with the help of being the anti-Christ nation of the hour and building the image to the beast. I want to get out of here. You might as well let them spend, and let the system go broke; it’s got to go. And when they go back to gold… there’s got to be something to stabilize. Rome has the gold. She’s going to rule the whole world and ruin it. So, all right.
Union of churches. Union of the world. But there is a Bride Message, and a little Bride is going to get out of there. And that’s what we were studying when we turned over the page in page 30 and we found Brother Branham now turning to other signs which he wanted us to look at for the end time, because it is in the end time and it should be recognized. Some things he wants us to recognize. A planting is taking place. Now it’s in a harvest, he says on page 30, paragraph 116.
[L-71] One more sign: the unwise virgin. [Well, it’s called the foolish virgin in Matthew 25:1-8.] And Jesus said, just before the coming of the Bridegroom there would be a wise virgin with oil in her lamp, and one unwise.
Now, you notice in here, he says, “Before the coming of the Bridegroom.” So just keep that in mind, “before the literal coming.” And remember, we meet the Bridegroom in the air. When that Spirit that’s in our midst becomes incarnate to us, we’ll crown Him King of kings and Lord of lords. And yet there are people that say they preach the Presence, and the congregation doesn’t even know that. All right.
[L-71] [Before the literal Bridegroom, before the literal Wedding Supper in the air]… there would be a wise virgin with oil in her lamp, and one unwise [or foolish virgin.] And the foolish virgin, (the “unwise,” he calls her. He’s very polite.] would wake up one day and find out she didn’t have any oil in her lamp, when it became to the place, “Behold the Bridegroom cometh.”
Now, of course, it doesn’t actually say that in the Greek. It says, “Behold, the Bridegroom.” But the cry is at the time of the Coming, because it’s a period of time in here. So, all right.
At this particular time when there should be the meeting of the Bridegroom in the air with the Bride, a cry goes forth, “Behold, the Bridegroom.” And the beholding “is looking to the literal coming.” In other words, it’s a wake-up signal. Now he says,
[L-71] That’s what the shout is now.
The shout is now what? “Behold, the Bridegroom is coming,” and the actual truth is “Behold, the Bridegroom.” In other words, “Behold the Presence. Behold the Reality” And you say, “Well, how can you say that? Because he says, “That’s what the Shout is about. And the Shout is a message and the message is a ministry, and the ministry is to declare that He is here.” So this is what you’re looking at, and you have to understand this. Now,
[L-71] “Christ is coming.” And she woke up and found she didn’t have any oil.
Now, we might as well just read that for a split second over here in Matthew 25 and,
(01) Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
(02) …five were wise,… five were foolish.
(03) [And] they that were foolish took their lamps, and no oil with them:
(04) But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
(05) While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
(06) And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom [And the word ‘cometh’ is not in the original; “Behold, the bridegroom;”] [come]… out to meet him.
The word ‘go out’ and ‘come out’ can be the same word in the Greek. But you cannot find any place in the Bible where it says, ‘go out’; it is always ‘come out.’ The cry has never been from within the church; it’s been without. As Brother Branham talked about John the Baptist, he was outside a hundred percent;. It’s always from outside. And Christ is outside the church; “I stand at the door and knock.” So all right.
It’s the cry of the hour: “Behold, the Bridegroom. Come on out to meet Him. Get prepared to greet Him.” Now, you can’t say, “Behold, the Bridegroom,” and he’s standing right the, and “Come on out and meet Him.” It shows there’s a spatial difference there. How long? How far? Doesn’t matter.
(07) Then all [the] virgins [rose], and trimmed their lamps.
(08) And the foolish said [to] the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
(09) [And] the wise answered saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you:… go rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
(10) And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
(11) [And] afterward the other virgins [came], saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
(12) [And] he answered and said, [“I used to know you as my wife but I don’t know you as my wife anymore.” That’s the literal translation.]
(13) Watch therefore, for ye [neither know] the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh. [Now, he’s got the Son of man in here. Son of man is always a prophet. So, all right.]
You’re right to the place now where the gathering is to take place. Now, remember the gathering is to take place: “Come on out in order to gather to Him.” Now Brother Branham said, “Shout, Trumpet; Voice, Trumpet. The Shout is a message; the Voice is a resurrection; the Trumpet is the gathering together.”
Now, what did Jesus say in Matthew 23 concerning the gathering? “I gather them by the prophets. The wise men and the scribes, but particularly the gathering is by the prophets.
So therefore, if there is going to be a gathering here, if there’s going to be a “come out to meet Him,” there’s going to be a presentation, it is going to have to be through a prophet. And we know that prophet was William Branham, Elijah for this hour. Just keep all these things in mind, because they’re very important.
Now remember, Son of man is prophet. And it’s in the days of the Son of man, the same days of Noah and all these things appear that this Shout is going forth. And there will be a wise virgin; there will be a foolish virgin. There will be one that is truly baptized with the Holy Ghost.
They have the true Word of God which is the vessel of the Holy Spirit. Because, the Holy Spirit needs a conduit and the conduit of the Holy Spirit is the Word. And the conduit of the Word and the Holy Spirit is the individual, which is the Bride: those elected and foreknown. All right.
It says, “She woke up and found she didn’t have any oil.” Now, notice he says here,
[L-71] Oil means “Spirit.” Spirit is what brings the Word to life. The Spirit is the water…
Now, just a minute, the man’s talking about oil, and he goes from oil to water. It’s the same Spirit. In one case it is oil; in one place it is water. Why is it oil over here? And why is it water over here? Well, they didn’t have any oil. And it tells you positively… now let’s get into Scripture.
And as you go into Scripture concerning oil… (we’re going to have to go back, if I can find it here in my notes which I’m pretty sure I’ll be able to find it somewhere.) I wrote it down and it has to do with the book of Exodus [Brother Vayle searches for the correct Scripture] Yeah, Exodus 28:41, yeah, here it is, Exodus 28:41, and he’s talking about now, dressing Aaron the high priest and his sons for the ministry.
(41) …thou shalt put them upon Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him; and [thou] shalt anoint them, and consecrate them, and sanctify them, that they may minister unto me in the priest’s office.
So the anointing oil signifies the setting apart of people for ministries. All right. Put that on the Bride. The oil in the lamp of the wise virgin shows that she is set apart, sanctified, consecrated to the office of Bride. She’s already priests and kings unto Almighty God.
Now let’s go a little further and we’ll see this as we go to the Book of Acts, the 10th chapter. And in the Book of Acts the 10th chapter, we find the Scripture concerning the description of Jesus Christ, and it says how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power, who went about doing good, healing all that were oppressed of the devil, for God was with Him. Okay.
You follow that a little bit further and you go to John 1: (and it’s says here concerning John the Baptist, baptizing Jesus:) verse 31.
(31) And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.
(32) And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.
See, now that’s the time of what you see a double portion; there was a baptism with the Holy Ghost, and there was an anointing to a office. There is a difference. You can be truly baptized with the Holy Ghost, your office positively a member of the Bride of the Lord Jesus Christ, a body, but within that there is also a higher calling.
And Jesus Christ was anointed with the Holy Ghost. He went about healing all oppressed of the devil, healing the sick and so on. He had a definitive anointing as the High Priest which would go from the Aaronic priesthood to the Melchisedec.
All right, with that we want to go to Matthew 17:5. That’s at the Mount of Transfiguration. And God spoke from heaven saying,
(05) …This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.
And also the Brother Branham combined verses of Scripture when he said, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am pleased to dwell;” which is exactly the truth.
So we’re looking, here, at the fact of oil signifying the Baptism with the Holy Ghost, the joining of the individual unto God, the recognition by Almighty God to a certain specific office and the anointing of that particular Holy Spirit given at that time, in order that you might fulfill those offices the way they should be fulfilled. All right.
Now, next thing you look at here, Brother Branham calls the Holy Spirit ‘water’. Now believe me, he is not talking out of both sides of his mouth. He is telling you the truth. He is saying the Holy Spirit is oil but It is also water. Because you do not pour oil upon seeds; you pour water upon seed. Now, in here, if you go to John 37 to 39, you’ll get Jesus at the great day of the feast raising his voice.
(37) In the last day, [the] great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
(38) [And] He that believeth on me, as the scripture said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
(39) (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
So here you’ll find now that the Spirit is being typified as water. Now remember, water… we’ll just keep reading here.
Now he says,
[L-71] Oil means “Spirit.” Spirit is what brings the Word to life. The Spirit is the water that brings the Word to life. You say, “Well, what about these churches?” If they sow denominational seeds it’ll bring that to life.
Now, what he’s talking about here is, and we’ll go to Scripture and show it, that the Holy Spirit that brings the true Word of God to life in a Bride, that same Holy Spirit brings the political word to life, and brings the creed and dogma situation to life, which means It brings it into manifestation. And there it is a hundred percent the same as the Word of God is brought into manifestation.
Now this has been going on for a centuries. But at the end time you come where the two spirits are so close, you’d get the thing very, very close where you have a wise and a foolish virgin but there is a big difference. You’ll find the foolish virgin is not literally truly baptized with the Holy Ghost. And because she’s not baptized with the Holy Ghost she is not consecrated to that place where the true Bride is consecrated.
And the true Bride will have what it takes to contain the oil, or the Holy Spirit of the last day, which is that Word that she has in her that God can pour water upon. Now, you see, using a different phraseology here. Same thing, a continuous pouring to bring forth what God wants brought forth in that individual.
[L-71] The Spirit of God will bring that to life.
Now what are we looking at? We are looking at the harvest, the seed time and the harvest which seeds have been sown and the harvest is now going on at this particular time. With this we go to Matthew, chapter 24 and 24, because he’s talking about the Spirit bringing to Life all of these seeds, God doing this whole thing. Now Matthew 24:24 he says,
(24) For there shall arise false Christs, [even lying] prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders;…
In other words, there shall arise people that are absolutely anointed with the Holy Ghost. Doesn’t say they’re baptized with the Holy Ghost now. They are simply anointed with the Holy Ghost. They don’t have the Word because they are false prophets.
(24) …and [they will] shew great signs and wonders; insomuch, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. [But, of course, they are not going to be able to do that.]
Now, in Matthew, the 5th chapter, Brother Branham is quoting from paragraph 118, where “the rain falls on the just and on the unjust.” We might as well go to that, Matthew 5:45.
(45) That [you] may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
Now, as a little side light here, I’ve been puzzling this for one week because of the experiences which I have gone through, and I am going through, and which I will continue to go through. So, I want to read the entire context to let you know that I can be a long way off the mark as a Christian in my complete attitudes, because I can be very, very fussy at times. I’ll give you credit that you’re wonderful, sweet people. Nothing bothers you, and you… hogwash! Watch what the Bible says.
(42) Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that borrow of thee turn not… away.
(43) Ye have heard that… [has] been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
(44) But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, [and] do good to them that hate you, and pray for them [that] despitefully use you, and persecute you;
(45) That [you] may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: [In other words, there’s a difference between the two of you.] for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth [the] rain on the just and on the unjust.
All right, in one place the Bible says that, “God anointed Jesus with the Holy Ghost, who went about doing good.” The other Scripture says, “Touch not my anointed, and do my servants no harm.” What if there is a false anointed person that God raises up to do the will of a Pharaoh? Now, I’m talking to you this morning.
And I’m not going to take all the blame on Lee Vayle, I stand here like you, while you lovely people sit there, and there’s nothing wrong with you. Look in the mirror, this morning, of the Word and take a good look at yourselves. I’ve been looking at this for one week now. So, does it really matter what they take from you? If they take your jacket, give them your coat. If they lie, does it really matter?
Let me take you to Brother Branham, prophet of God, who went through what I’ve gone through, and will continue to go through. And don’t worry, everybody’s going to go through it. I don’t care who you are, there’s no church that’s not going to go through this. I’m not speaking against anybody or for anybody; I’m just giving you some truth here.
When Brother Branham was so involved with the income tax… even, I believe knowing the name of the man who betrayed me [him], because he told me, he believed that’s the man who it was. And when Brother Branham believed a thing, I have confidence he knew who that man was that betrayed him (and who could also betray him, because that was brought out also) And he spoke on The Rejected King, how that the man spit on David and called him every manner of evil.
And David’s general was going to take the sword and cut his head off and finish him right there, get his lying tongue cut off. He’d never lie again, pull that on… And Brother Branham loved to quote David. He said, “Let them alone. God told them to do it.” So, we’re looking at anointing here.
I’m a very hard character. I’m not too deeply wounded this morning, but I’m looking at this. And from what I read, I can say this categorically: we don’t stand very well with this Scripture. We’re a long way from it. What does it really matter anyway, what they do? What does it matter what anybody does?
If God told Shimei to do what he did against David, God can tell anybody to do anything He wants done against us or for us or anything else. This is the reason we are before the White Throne as never before. Now, I admit I’m not making myself sound too convincing. I’m not trying to fool anybody. I lay it open before us all: where do we stand in the white light of the White Throne this morning? Not very good; I would say this without fear of contradiction, this is given for our protection.
Because it says, “Agree with thine adversary while though art in the way with him, lest at any moment he turn you over to the judge and the judge throw you in prison and you not come out till you pay the uttermost farthing,” while he goes bouncing down the road, having a great time. (Matthew 5: 25-26)
There could be people sitting here in this congregation, your husbands, your wives, [Inaudible] hell with you. Marriage, divorce, and remarriage is a very, very hard thing to even forgive, because there’s so much bitterness with it. And I’m not contemplating anybody here; I’m just talking about the situation.
And if you have had an involvement, you know very well that it leaves the guy that bounces off and gets some little goosey-goosey out there, some bimbo, he doesn’t care two bits about the former wife’s agony and pain and hell he puts her through, and the refuge she’s got. And the refuge any man whose wife bounces off on him is the same refuge I’m talking about today: get it out of our systems. God told them to.
You say, “I can’t blame that on God.” I don’t know why a prophet called David, who was a prophet-king could say it, and get away with it then. How could Brother Branham literally swear by God and His Word, and get away with it?
“This Bible open before me, knowing there’s a God in heaven; I tell you the truth.”
So I lay it open to you here, this morning, to understand what we are talking about in these perilous days. And I’m not, as I realize, as sincere about it as I should be, but the processes of forgiveness have certainly started. And as far as I am concerned, they will keep on moving along and moving along until the whole process is finished, because it doesn’t pay to hold anything in our hearts that God Almighty does not want held in our hearts.
And this doesn’t have necessarily anything to do with present situations or past situations. It has to do with every situation past, present, and which are in the future. So therefore, to forgive and forget and give credence to the fact that even that person is not held liable or guilty, it’s to something that needed to be done, and it has been done, whatever it is.
I don’t have too much time to live but you might have quite a long time to live. So you should take heed and listen very carefully and do, as you ought to do as given by the Word of God.
Let me tell you something about Satan. In Ezekiel 28:14.
(14) Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so:…
Judas was anointed by God; he was appointed. Now these are the things you’re looking at here in this end time message that seed must come to full effect and life.
Notice what it says concerning this same anointed person. You’ll find about him and his cohorts, his children, his ministry, his ministers, in the 11th chapter.
(13) For such are false [prophets,] deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
(14) And no marvel; for Satan himself [has] transformed into an angel [or messenger] of light.
(15) Therefore [it’s] no great thing if his ministers be transformed as ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
Matthew 7: “Depart from me, I never knew you, you workers of iniquity.” Again, we might consider, if I can find it here… well we read the one of Matthew 5:45. Now Brother Branham called this the ‘two vines, that which was anointed by God in the sense of a true baptism with the Holy Ghost, which was one of the mysteries under the Seventh Seal, a true baptism in contradiction to an anointing.
[L-72] The Bible said, “The rain falls on the just and the unjust.” Hebrews the 6th chapter… that the rain cometh oft to dress the fruits that’s of the earth. But the thorns and thistles which rejoiced just as much and lived just as much by the rain as they can… [They did the same, you see, as the others.] “…by their fruits you shall know them.”
Now Brother Branham categorically states [in] Anointed Ones at the End Time, that the fruit has to do with the receiving of the Word and believing It. I knew he would have to come to it, before he said. Before he was with the fundamentalists who were talking about fruit which is love and peace and joy, and all of these things which you can psyche yourself into.
But you thinking you have peace with God. The point is: does God have peace with you? You can have peace with God in your heart over a lie. Does that make it right? Certainly not. You can psyche yourself to believe anything. That’s not what we’re looking at.
Now, notice, he’s talking here of the fruit that is of the earth. Let’s go back to Genesis. And in Genesis 2:7.
(07) And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Now there’s a certain part of man that’s ground, period. And here’s what God said in Genesis 3:19.
(19) In the sweat of thy face [thou will] eat bread, till [you] return [to] the ground; for out of it [thou was] taken: for dust thou art, and [to] dust [thou shalt] return.
Now that’s only a part of him. That’s not all of him, that’s just a part of him. Because God breathed into him the breath of life; he became a living soul. Previously he was a spirit-being put into that body. How it was all done, I’m not prepared to say. I’m not even interested in trying to say it; it would take a prophet. Oh, I might take a little crack at it. If I found more material Brother Branham gave me, I might talk about it.
But let’s go to the Book of Isaiah, chapter 5.
(01) Now will I sing to my wellbeloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill:
(02) And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, built a tower in the midst of it, also made a winepress therein: and he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes.
(03) And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard.
(04) What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done [to] it? wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, [it] brought forth wild grapes?
(05) And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard: I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up; and break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down:
(06) And I will lay it waste: [and] it shall not be pruned, nor digged; but there shall come up briers and thorns: [and] I will command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it.
(07) For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment [that’s discernment; to know and recognize God when He was there, to believe the prophets], but behold oppression [Kill the prophets.]; for righteousness, but behold a cry.
Now with that we go to Revelation the 14th chapter. And in Revelation 14:14-20,
(14) And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like the Son of man, [There you are!] having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.
(15) And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for to reap; [and] the harvest of the earth is ripe.
Now right there you got Son of man, absolutely prophet, the time of a prophet. Now, what is he saying?
(15) …Thrust in the sickle, and reap: for the time has come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.
(16) And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.
(17) And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also [had] a sharp sickle.
(18) And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.
(19) And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it in the great winepress of the wrath of God.
(20) And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even [to] the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.
The battle of Armageddon in the valley of Megiddo, atomic bomb, evidently, where the blood doesn’t congeal. So what am I looking at here? I am looking at this picture of the end time. And in there, there is a church. In there, there are foolish virgin. There are people that can be anointed with the Holy Ghost.
A the foolish virgin will die and be taken to the White Throne at the end of the Great Tribulation, the thousand years. The rest of these shall simply die because they exterminated already the foolish virgin. So therefore you have the wise virgin, the foolish virgin and you have what would be left over would be serpent seed.
Now by their fruits you know them, which is the Word, exactly.
[L-72] See, the fruits are to be gathered; the rain’s fixing to fall. Denomination will hatch denomination; that’s all. But the Word will hatch Christ, the Bride. [In other words, the Word, the Bride, they’re synonymous, because she has the Word, will bring forth Christ, will bring Him back to earth because that’s what Brother Branham said in the previous place.] Certainly. Sow the Word of Seed. Now, concerning the wise virgin…
Now Brother Branham is going to talk about her. And remember, she gets destroyed, because the church is purged under the Sixth Seal. The church is purged, the Jews are purged, the earth is purged. Under the Sixth Seal you have three purgings.
[L-73] Have you noticed the Christian Business Men’s Voice? I speak for them internationally. I can’t pull any punches for them. This is the Word. Look. … Look here at the Presbyterians, Episcopalians: hundreds of them everywhere trying to seek the Holy Ghost. They’re playing up a great big thing.
A precious minister friend of mine from Africa, fine godly man, I asked him, “Don’t you know what it is, brother? What’s your ministry?”
He said, “I’m supposed to bring in Babylon…”
I thought, “Can’t you see, the very time the unwise virgin wants some oil to make her seeds to grow… [Now he’s talking about the Holy Ghost, and he’s calling It oil because that’s all they’re getting is an anointing. And they’ll get offices, and everything else. Speak in tongues, gifts, the whole shmear, it will be there.]… that’s the time that Christ comes and she’s left out?” The great preacher Billy Graham has just said that we need a Pentecost, we need people back. Episcopalians wrote a great article, a great, big, long folder… said, “We need speakers with tongues.
We need Divine healers in the church having [Divine] healing services, people out praying for the sick.” What are they trying to do? Get oil in their lamps. Exactly. [They can’t get the oil without that Word. We’re talking about their lamps.] Exactly. That’s an end time seed sign. Amen. While she was trying to do that, the Bridegroom came and the Bride went in, and she was locked out. What a wonderful day we’re living in.
Now remember, the foolish virgin in Matthew 25 goes to the judgment, but in Ephesians 5 the Bride… oh, let’s go and see Ephesians 5, I got to work faster to get this finished, and it says here,
(25) …Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
(26) That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of [the] water by the word,
(27) That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing;…
But at the end time church, she’s with blemish. She’s rich. She’s in a place where they’re rich and increased in goods, think they don’t have anything lacking, and it’s miserable, wretched, blind and naked. And that’s a condition of the end time. See? All right.
So the Bride comes out. And notice, she comes out with a message. And the message has to be the original message of Paul, because he says so in 2 Thessalonians, the 1st chapter, verse 10. Now we’ve talked about that dozens of times. You have to know what I’m talking about. So, all right.
The Bride goes to Ephesians 5 which is a continuation of Ephesians 4, the church growing right up into Christ, where the Cornerstone becomes the Headstone. And the Headstone is just waiting to receive that which the Cornerstone started and built all the way up. See? Meet Him in the air.
And at that particular time when the Headstone is up there waiting… now Headstone spiritual is here. Headstone physical is not here. That’s waiting for us. And in that particular time, in that space, the Holy Spirit working through His Word there is a separation and a going on in every single part of this world. See? It is federating of churches and religions and nations and economic systems, completely geo-political as never before.
If you think you saw geo-politics before, you’re going to see more and more as it goes on, as far as I can read my Bible. (I’m not maybe too accurate on it.) But you’re going to see a Bride separated and at the same time there’ll be those in between which are foolish virgin. They’re caught in a trap. And those that are caught in the trap will be destroyed.
All right, 122.
[L-74] Just want to say one more thing: distress between the nations. Oh, my. Fearful… Fearless [he meant fearful] sights in the heavens, do you believe that’s so? Look, take a couple of them… Here we got a few more minutes,… Listen, almost every one of you’ve seen how the nation’s been shook up recently about signs. Did you hear what the man in the orbit the other day said? He found things up there he never knew Science don’t even know what they are.
Well, that’s when they saw those peculiar lights up there and they couldn’t trace them. I don’t know if there’s any further word about the lights, or they simply ignored them. But it is true, they went up there and saw the lights, and nobody could understand where they’re coming from, what they are doing. I don’t know anymore about it.
[L-74] Science doesn’t know what they are. When he passed around the earth… Yet they’ve looked and looked and looked, but they didn’t see them. He thought his orbit was coming to pieces. It wasn’t so. His orbit was all right. [Then he says,] Lights…
[L-75] Look what’s just been over the news. You’ve heard it on the radio, and saw it on television; it’s been in the newspaper: flying saucers everywhere. And the Pentagon let it out the other day (about six weeks ago) it wasn’t fictitious. They even showed it on television how they caught these saucers, with intelligence… [Now he doesn’t say, the intelligent men in them. He’s not saying that. He said, there’s an intelligence, there’s a power behind them that is regulating everything] lights that came down, hanging over the Pentagon like that, all over Washington, D. C.
Now one [Inaudible] it was ‘Life Magazine’ or ‘Look’, I’m not sure, (I still may have the copy) where positively those lights were seen, where policemen trailed them. And when the light went by a barn where horses were, they began screaming and kicking everything apart to get out of there. And the policeman drew his gun, and he thought he would do something. Something checked him, just move on. And you can get the pictures there, right today.
Brother Branham is talking about this phenomenon. A little later on they saw a particular phenomenon. They said the people in West Virginia saw a bird like an eagle, a thirteen foot wingspan. And it was out in the country. By the time the men got to town the bird was sitting in town.
That was in the newspapers. What it means? I don’t know, and I don’t care. But Brother Branham did say that, “When you see these locusts with long hair like women, it was purely hallucination.” This is not hallucination. This is what is going on.
[L-75] …they caught it on radar, and had pilots up there. [That’s true. They had pilots chase them.] They’d come in around about… surround them, move away with lightning speed. An intelligence, [In other words, he’s putting it right back on God.] Jesus said there’d be fearful signs, sights in the heavens, man’s hearts failing, for fear, perplexity of times, distress between nations.
Also it tells you, the waves of the sea roaring and rolling; that’s political upheaval. There’s upheaval everywhere, and you’re not going to stop it. You’re not going to stop it. What I read today, you can get the picture. The AIDS guys say, “Oh, you’re going to take care of us.” The pregnant young girls out there, if it costs seventy-five cents out of every tax dollar, “Oh, you’re going to take care of us. We’re going to do it anyway.”
Well, let’s find out what God does about it anyway. And let’s start to do something about getting out of here. See, the church is not sincere. I’m not sincere. I don’t find sincerity. I find lies by vituperation, everything going on. But I find very little, if any, sincerity. We’ve come to the place of, “Let us sin, that grace may abound.” There’s something wrong somewhere. Let’s get it down flat.
I’m preaching kind of a pastoral sermon this morning, but everybody needs it. That’s what I’ve been wanting for a long, long, long time; get some kind of pastoral sermons going here. Well, have to [Inaudible] a seven year old child pretty soon. I’m not angry I’m just telling you the truth. There’s a carelessness in the world today and lack of sincerity.
I’m happy that Brother Branham isn’t here. I’m almost willing to shoot the guy to get him out of his misery if he was here. That’s not a facetious remark either. I’d hate to see him around here today with what’s going on. I might like to see him here for one other :to help us to get a little more settled down. Well, I believe God’s going to do it. But we’re in a very desperate time here.
Now he said,
[L-75] …distress between nations. Don’t you see the seed time is here now, the harvest time, see? [That’s when the reaper catches up with the sower. See?]… the things the Bible said would come to pass? That seed that’s been planted, don’t you see it’s taken life and living? That’s what’s the matter.
Now see, all these things are contributing to this terrible unrest, and this terrible misplacing of energy which is like when you… most of us do it, we cross our knees, even without crossing our knees, we wiggle our feet. Wiggle, wiggle, it’s a nervous leak of energy. Where are our minds composed before God? Where is that peace we talk about? Now there’s a peace and understanding, here, of vindication. We understand perfect faith, but the application is left in the dust.
Now, what is going on? What is going on is in 2 Thessalonians 2:7.
(07) For the mystery of iniquity doth already work:…
Now watch! If you don’t understand the principle of twins or what I term the parallelism of Scripture, left hand, right hand, blessing, cursing, you go right by this Scripture. So let’s read it.
(07) For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: …
So if the mystery of iniquity is already working, then the mystery of righteousness must also be working. It’s true. You can’t have one without the other. A horse won’t live without eating feed. You won’t live without drinking water. Neither will you ever see any Scripture where there’s just a left hand or a right hand. Now let’s understand what’s going to happen.
(07) …only he [that hindereth] will [hinder, till] he be taken out of the way.
That’s your mystery of righteousness. Now we got a conflict no, wherein God has allowed His anointing to manifest everything except the evidence of the Baptism with the Holy Ghost, which is to receive the Word and believe It. That alone has gone to the elect. So now you got turmoil, here, like crazy. You got God Almighty fulfilling His Word where it is evident, according to human reasoning, it cannot possibly be fulfilled.
So the Pentecostals say, “Look, I spoke in tongues; it was a genuine tongue. I praised God. Don’t tell me I’m not baptized with the Holy Ghost and full of the Holy Ghost.” And I look him in the eye and say, “You’re just no more baptized with the Holy Ghost than a dead dog, if you don’t believe the Word of the hour.”
You are looking at the mystery of righteousness and the mystery of iniquity. And the mystery of righteousness lies in a worship which is Word oriented, you, to, a correct revelation. Now I’ve preached that hundreds of times, so we don’t have to worry too much about it. All right.
This is why there is such a problem today. And this is why, once and for all, we have to put away every single thing from amongst us that bothers us. It doesn’t mean we have to abide heretics who are cutting our throats and doing things like this and that. But it does mean we have to just simply let it be, to let it lie. No matter what happens, agree and say, “Hey! If this is how you feel, if this is how you believe the Holy Spirit operates in your life, who am I to say It doesn’t?”
And if those people are smart whoever they might be, because there’s always the protagonist. The antagonist, no one person ever fought with himself except over his conscience. And that would be, “Shall I slick the guy out or shall I not slick him out? Shall I make money or shall I not? Shall I defile or shall I not?”
There’s a war. And the war is going to go to those who bring their minds under the Word of Almighty Go, and that’s a part of the cost. If you go back in your minds, (I don’t have to say too much,) I would say that you know what I’m talking about. And I’m not talking simply about personalities now, because that’s not what I have in mind.
I’m talking about you seeing me handle certain things very correctly and you seeing me handle things not too correctly. But this is our job from now on: to begin to understand how to handle everything very, very correctly. Because, we cannot expect anybody in the world out there to respond to the Word of God if we ourselves do not do It. It’s just ridiculous.
Then you got a Liberal Democratic government doesn’t care two cents about the people; just greedy, greedy, greedy gut. Eat them up, eat them up. A the people are like grass to a hungry bunch of cows. The Bible said, “We’re sheep for the slaughter; counted for sheep for the slaughter all the day long.” This is what I see: we need to get back to more pastoral teaching.
It’s hard for many of you to understand, when I say these things, that this is what we need. And this is exactly what we need. Because, there’s just not simply a Word, there’s a motivation, there’s a spirit that goes with It. Without that motivation, that spirit, we simply are categorized as those who know all mysteries and have all understanding, and ourselves are nothing.
Well, that lays it on the line, and that tells the truth. This is why your prayer services are so desperately necessary for us all, that we may go the full measure of the mile, the full Word of Almighty God. Lay not accusations here, nor accusation there, but just to simply know this is the will of God. And we leave it to God, because God knoweth them who are His.
[L-76] And they said, “Why, when this… The three wise men went to worship [He talks about the magi over in India. He said, This fellow in the East,] … frankly, he said, there were three stars that came together and not just one… And… the man was a Christian astronomer and he said, “That means there were three races of people this Man died for. And there’s only three races Ham, Shem, Japheth. And when the Gospel has been preached to them Ham, Shem, Japheth’s people, they came together in the Gospel, then the return will be.”
[He said,] That’s all right if he wants to believe that. Three is the number of perfection. But what do I believe that three was? What do we believe? It was a three of perfection showing that the trinity [That’s not trinity, but the tri-unity] of God (Father, Son, and Holy Ghost) was made manifest in a Man, Jesus Christ, the perfect One. And the other men had failed. Everything else had died. But there came a Man that couldn’t die: perfection, that even death couldn’t kill Him. He rose again.
And that’s exactly true. You will find in the Bible that those outside of Christ were held in a place where they either had to be rescued or they’d be held there until they were destroyed. Couldn’t hold Christ; He came forth and brought those with Him that belonged to Him.
[L-77] Three is the number of perfection. We all know that.
Now Brother Branham here, is… you’ll understand in one place he does not say that. He said, “Three is the number of God; seven is the number of perfection.” But let it ride. What he’s doing is talking about God. Numbers don’t make the Bible, they’re in there so just let it ride in there.
[L-77] Three is perfection, and seven is worship; twenty-four [then he says, twenty-four] is worship; forty is temptation; fifty is Pentecost, jubilee, so on, so forth. All of His numbers, the numerals of God are perfect, all are in perfection. Now, three is the number of perfection. Just before when… (listen now) when the little baby Christ was born, three stars went together and made the one morning star, that reflected the coming of the infant Christ, a perfect One.
[L-78] [That’s what happened?] [Now listen!] We see a roar in the paper, across television… across the nation, where five stars just fell in line with the world. What’s five? A number of grace. Every time those stars come in, something happens on earth. What’s taken place? Five stars fell in. What was it,… introducing what? Since then just look what took place. Germany almost washed off the map. Some of the magi said the world would burst like a watermelon. [That came out of India. One of my personal friends wrote me a letter, I, yi, yi.] Every distressful thing is prophesied by them for the last days. Look what’s taken place. England, the other day, had a storm that blew away seventy thousand houses one day. Disasters everywhere… California, Los Angeles liked to be washed in the ocean. What is it? The beginning of sorrows. Earthquakes has picked up. Why is it? Five stars have come into line: Grace, God’s grace.
Now, that was in 1962 this sermon was preached. See? Okay, you’re hearing your twins now. Just as much as you see all these taking place, there has to be something taking place in a Bride. Something is going on. Now he said, “This is the beginning of sorrows; this is the time of travail; this is the time of birth pangs.” He said, “They actually started back in 1914.”
He went to 1919 when the armistice was signed on the eleventh day of the eleventh hour of the eleventh month, and nobody could understand even how the war suddenly stopped at that particular time. It was a great mystery. We don’t have to go into all those things. We only know that we are in this particular area.
And remember that America got involved in that First World War and the Second World War, and she’s getting increasingly involved until she’ll be more and more a part of the image that she is building unto the beast. Okay.
Now, listen to what he’s talking about, those five stars in 1962. What happened when those five stars came into conjunction one with another?
[L-78] What’s happened? An infant church (Hallelujah.), a Bride, infancy, that the power of God has begin to fall on her. She’s taking form: a Bride for this Bridegroom. That three stars meant His perfection of the heavenly Father, of the trinity becoming One on earth amongst us, God’s offices becoming one office. What happens now? It’s the church of the living God coming together under the Word of God, and the astronomic heavens [or the, you know, the stars of the heaven are)… announcing her approach. Amen. [Now, doesn’t say ‘his’ it says ‘her approach’.] Amen. Might not believe that, but it’s the Word just the same.
Now he’s speaking as a prophet telling you what those five stars lined up actually meant, in [February 5] 1962. It’s a virgin baby born Bride, and it will be coming into its maturity. Now that’s 1962; that’s thirty-one years have gone by.
[L-79] What’s happening? I might say this: friends, the church is coming forth. God’s going to have a church without spot or wrinkle. She’s predestinated.
Now, see, I like that because it gives us faith to know that as we set our hearts and our minds and progress in sincerity, we can come to this place where we should be even now. There should be nothing that’s hindering us except going on with this Word. Take the coat. Take the house. Take anything you want. ‘Just take the whole world,’ as the song says, ‘but give me Jesus.’
Now that’s difficult in the Laodicean Church Age, where money counts for everything and prestige and what you got. Now the point is: in God’s sight, it’s what you haven’t got. You know why? Because if you come to Him full, you get turned away empty. But when you come to Him empty, you get turned away full. All right.
[L-79] He’s going to have a body without spot or wrinkle. And I believe these latter day signs and things that’s happening, every one of them is peeling together [That’s a very strange word ‘peeling together’. It’s a good Kentucky word, no doubt] to show that Christ is ready to come for this Bride. It’s God in His Word made manifest in a man, a perfect man; [Now he’s talking about Jesus Christ, that One there. And he said,] so is God and His Word coming again, and making Himself manifested in a Bride.
Just exactly as God Almighty took a complete form in that one man called Christ Jesus, God is going to have a Bride that’s absolutely according to His Word and will manifest Himself in a Bride. Now already God is manifested Himself in a Bride through the prophet; because if the hand does it, the body does it. And remember, it’s always the hand that speaks of doing.
So, when Brother Branham says, “If my hand does it; my body does it..” Jesus Christ is known as the mighty hand of Almighty God. He said, “When God reached down with His hand, reached down through Jesus Christ.” We’re looking again at Son of man, we’re seeing the ministry, we’re seeing what God has done. We’re seeing the proof of what is happening right now, the seeds are maturing in a people. He said,
[L-79] Not will do like Eve did, hybridizing it to something else, but the unadulterated Word of God will be born into that church, Now it’s already been born of the church, it’s all finished. We’ve got everything to put us in a Rapture,] and she’ll stand like Jesus Christ did, with His Spirit anointing in His Word. Amen. I believe it’s the announcement now.
Okay, let’s read it again. He tells us here… let’s see, it’s on page 34 starting. So 33 he says here,
[L-79] And I believe… these latter day signs and things that are happening, every one of them is peeling together, they’re all coming together to show…
In other words, it’s peeling off the coat so you can see what’s there. It’s coming together. You don’t have to talk about as though, “I don’t know what’s happening!” You do know what’s happening. It’s all peeled like a orange and you know what’s there. All right.
[L-79] It’s all coming together to show that Christ is ready to come for this Bride. See, [There you are. That’s what he said a little while ago.] It’s God in His Word made manifest in a man, a perfect man; so is God and His Word coming again…
So he tells you… he’s not telling you, this is William Branham. This first part. He’s telling you: as it happened back there, the same God that did in human flesh back there is doing it here now in the form of the Holy Spirit through a prophet, God manifest in flesh. And it says here,
[L-79] So… God and His Word is coming again, and making Himself manifest in a Bride. And I think that takes you right to the Wedding Supper.] Will not do what Eve did, hybridize it to something else, [The Bride won’t do that,] but the unadulterated Word of God will be borned into that church…
We’ve already got it. Now he said, “Your mind is closed up. The womb of the mind is closed up. No other seed can get in there, so it’s got to bring it forth. Keep talking about it. Keep encouraging. Keep moving down the line.”
[L-79] …unadulterated Word of God will be borned into that church, and she’ll stand like Jesus Christ did, with His Spirit anointing in His Word.
Now, there you are. He was that and He was anointed. Perfectly finished. It will work out. That’s what we find in The Stature of a Perfect Man. Find it in Ephesians 4. We’re coming right up to the Headstone, a perfect Bride cleansed and washed before the Lord Jesus Christ.
Now remember, Eve did not have life in herself or of herself, but of Adam. And that Adamic life had to be germatized to bring Abel. And so it I, we have today in a Bride, we’ve got the life of Christ, we’ve got the Word. And the latter rain coming upon us is going to bring forth a Bride. And by the grace of God we believe we’re Bride.
[L-80] The prophet said, “There’ll come a day that won’t be called day or night, [I like this part because this shows the hazy condition. But remember, increasing there’s light. He said this in ’62. My heaven, by 1933  it should be a whole lot lighter.] “There’ll come a day that won’t be called day or night, but in the evening time it shall be Light.” [He said, It’s like a dull eerie condition. See? Foggy.] All you Bible readers know that. What happens? Civilization travels from the east to the west. China is the oldest civilization we have. Civilization began in the east. It went with the sun, traveling west. Where’s it now? The west coast.
If it goes any farther it’s back east again. See what I mean? [Remember, Brother Branham preached almost at the west coast, and you know that’s going to go down; he preached in Yuma, Arizona, The Rapture.] The same sun that rises in the east is the same sun that sets in the west, [Remember how Lot turned to the east? He should have turned his face west; Abraham did.] …the same s-u-n. And the same S-o-n, Son of God that come to the earth to take a bride on the eastern people… And that bride polluted herself like Eve did, like Jehovah’s bride did.
That same S-o-n that shines there, that shined there with His same power upon Pentecost, to ripen the seed that He had planted, that same Son is shining now in the western hemisphere. [Now notice, the shining, there, did not bring forth that seed. Never brought forth that perfect Bride, but it’s going to be.] To what? To ripen the seed that’s been planted [When? Now!] to bring forth a Bride. The evening Light of the Gospel will bring forth a Bride (Amen.) for the Lord Jesus Christ. [It didn’t do it before but it’s going to do it now.] There’s some of the evening seed signs, although there’s hundreds of them.
[L-81] We have five minutes before closing. Are you one of those? Do you believe you’re one of those seeds? Do you believe that your heart is sown with the unadulterated Gospel, there’s nothing in the world can take that Word of God out of your heart? Do you believe that? If it’s not, my friend, I may never see you again on the face of this earth, but remember the Word of the Lord and the secret of the Lord is made known to his prophets. His prophets spoke of it. Here it is right now here. We’re seeing it come to pass. I’m repeating what they said in a warning to you.
If you do not have those seeds, [What’s that? The unadulterated Word of the hour, the Gospel, that which was given by the apostle Paul, completely confirmed by God Himself, reconfirmed in this hour] and if you’re here tonight and you’re not a Christian,… Maybe you belong to a church. Don’t take that chance, brother. Don’t you listen to those things. That’s a hybrid affair.
The Word of God’s got to live in you supremely like it did in Jesus Christ, for He is the Head. [Ah-ha.] His body can’t be one thing, and His Head another. [Amen. Se, that’s good.] It’s got to be the same Word. [Praise the Lord, for that.] If your church only provides for you creeds and dogmas that’s not Scriptural, don’t you believe it. You can’t be joined into a church; you’re borned into a body by the Word of the living God. [That’s what Peter says. Absolutely.] If you haven’t got that, don’t you take a chance.
[L-82] If you went down here to buy a bowl of soup, and it had a spider in it, you’d sue the restaurant. [That’s telling them.] Why, you wouldn’t eat it for anything, because you’re afraid it’s going to destroy this body. Brother, don’t fear what can destroy the body, but Who can destroy both body and soul in hell. If you’re particular about your food, you wouldn’t eat anything dirty that makes you sick or gaggy, and then swallow any kind of a creed for your soul that’s eternal, when your body has got to perish? Don’t you let the devil poke that stuff in your throat.
You become borned again of the Spirit of God, and your spirit will bear record with every Word that God has written here, and every promise that He has given will make itself manifest in you. The Spirit of God will come and live in you. You are Christ’s body, the representation of Him here on earth. If you haven’t got that, you can’t believe for Divine healing… [Now he’s putting Divine healing right back on the children’s bread.]
[L-83] If you’re here and sick, and you believe that God will grant you Divine healing, just place that Word, “‘I’m the Lord that healeth all thy diseases.’ Lord, I believe it.” Watch what takes place.
Brother Branham said, “If you confess that Word and you keep up that confession, God will make your body obey it.” He’ll make your body obey what word? Not your word; God’s Word. “Thy Word have I hid in my heart, I might not sin against thee.” “Thy word was altogether in thy mouth. [If] thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in thine heart God raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
See, absolutely, there is a confession, and it has to do with the Word. And when they told Jesus to deny that he was the Son of God, he said, “Why, if I deny it I’m a liar just like you.” He said, “Forget it.” You got to stand with the truth, brother/sister. The end time seed sign. There’s no place to go. The seed has been sown for all these years from 1962 at least.
The Spirit of God’s been watering this Seed. And I’m going to tell you something; Brother Branham made a very cogent statement one time when he said, “I’m going to tell you,” he said, “it wasn’t God,” he said, “that was waiting, you know as though God was causing some kind of interval.” He said, “God was waiting for the people. The delay wasn’t God’s doing.”
Brother Branham told (I think) Brother Neville, three times in a row, [that] he was fearful the Bride would wander for forty years in the desert. Brother Neville is a very godly man, he wouldn’t lie about anything. earsome. It’s a fearsome condition.
But listen, I’m going to tell you what we said a while ago, (it’s the truth; you’ll find it in the Word for yourself:) you can live a fine life right up to the end and then leave the Word; it’s all blotted out. And you can have lived a life that was absolutely anything but Christ-glorifying, worshipful of Almighty God in any way shape and form, and like the thief on the cross, there’s a way out.
And I think, myself, we may be in that predicament at this hour. Our testings, our trials, what we’re going through, shows we may have a lot more head knowledge than we got a heart knowledge. We may have a whole lot physical strength, political strength, economic strength, but where’s the spiritual strength?
And I speak this way on purpose, because there’s your three major seeds that were sown. There’s a Bride seed for a Word Bride, that’s going to meet the Lord in the air, and that Spirit become incarnate to us, we crown Him King of kings and Lord of lords, at that great Wedding Supper.
There’s a federation of the councils of churches with their creeds and their dogmas, where the poor foolish virgin crying for oil, really want something. The rest don’t care two bits about it. There’ll be many of those die, perhaps, millions die, hunted down like dogs, the church thoroughly purged, See, the Bride gets her purging now. “The judgment is going on now,” Brother Branham said, “and we are before the White Throne.” He said, “We sing that song, ‘I’ll go with him through the judgment;,’ we’re going through it now.”
And it’s a judging Word. We before the White Throne. Put it together; where do you stand? “There’s therefore now no condemnation with them that are in Christ Jesus who walk not after the flesh but after the spirit.” And remember, the flesh is the enemy, and the mind the enemy of God. Any man that walks in creeds and dogmas has no light in him. You got to come to the place of the Word. And let me tell you: that does not obviate for one minute, conduct.
We want to pray, from now on very sincerely. Brother Branham quit praying for America. I think the Bride could be almost totally reduced to just praying for Bride, for each other, where they associate, where they fraternize, where their common unity is in Christ Jesus the Word. And pray for themselves that they might not miss anything that God has for us. That’s what we need to do, come down to that place of unity.
Well, you know what I’m talking about. I don’t have to go to each one of you and say, “Please write it down and tell me all about it and I’ll put it in the pulpit.” The Bible said, “Let the priests go between the porch and the altar, confessing their sins and the sins of the people.” And I know only one way to do that, and that’s just lay ourselves open before the Word of God and say, “Lord, we haven’t done this, we haven’t done this, we haven’t done the other thing.
We neglected this, we neglected that. We haven’t believed this, we haven’t believed this.” That’s a requirement. And the Blood of Jesus Christ God’s Son washes us clean from all sin. Brother Branham said, “The Blood of Christ scatters sin till there be no evidence left; there’ll be nothing left.” He said, “How can you convict a man of being a sinner when there’s no evidence.” So, brother/sister there it is. End time seed sign. There’s no more crop to be planted, no more wheat.
Now the point is: do you recognize what has been planted? You can see it in every newspaper. If you have a television set (which you shouldn’t have,) you can see it on it. I hope you bust your television sets, if you’ve got them, because they’re going to cause you trouble. It will cause you trouble; don’t pretend it won’t. It’ll cause you trouble.
Pick up your newspaper; every headline tells you the same thing. Pick up your magazines; it’s all world federation; it’s all political. I all there before you, just what Brother Branham said. It’s right there, mature. You can’t escape it. America’s doomed itself. We’re the one nation, the one leader, we got to go in there settle it all; got to settle it all.
Congress stands back and says, one or two guys say, “Hold it, hold it.” The rest of them, say, “No, no, no.” What is it? A matter of pride. I think it’s about time we swallowed all of our pride, got down to basic facts of confession, and cleaned our hearts and our souls out all the way down in the line. Let’s rise and be dismissed. This… covered ourselves in nice time.
Heavenly Father, we come to You at this time again in closing this little series off. We’re happy we had just the right time to do it, finish off what Brother Branham was saying, “End time seed sign.” And he did say, “End time.” No matter if he had said ‘sign’; that’s all the better to have said it. But he said, “End time.” And Lord, we know that end time is end time, unless he’s a lying prophet. And he couldn’t be a lying prophet, because he told the truth.
And as he stood there under the Seals, and he said, “Ten years, twenty-five, fifty, hundred, and maybe yet tomorrow,” more than twenty-five years have gone by, but we’re standing with this Word Lord, and we’re happy we stood all these years the prophet’s been gone. No matter how long he’s been gone and how long it is before a Bride is perfectly formed and taken out of this earth Lord, we want to stand with this Word. Because, it’s a good Word Lord, it’s a joyous Word, it’s a wonderful Word. It’s the only Word Lord, that can tell us anything from the stand point of any intercommunication with a great God of the universe.
And we worship You this morning, O great Jehovah-Elohim, Who gave us the understanding from Your heart to our hearts via the spoken Word that was vindicated. May we not err in any of It Lord. And may we walk in the Light. Father, I know I’m not a pastor. I know I don’t speak with the conviction that I should speak with, as a pastor would do with full resources of a ministry, but I don’t believe for one minute that my words are superficial or without weigh, on the grounds that it’s ever so true that it backs up completely [what] Brother Branham said, “Just live a good Christian life.”
And a part of the good Christian life now, is to lay aside all these encumbrances, to join in complete forgiveness, to join in complete allowing, tolerating… as your own servant said, “I will not fear what man should do unto me.” Help us Lord, to come to that place, as never before as concerning reputation, as concerning earthly positions, possessions or whatever else.
May it be that we can honestly be said from our hearts, no matter what anybody else would say, that we know that we are doing the right thing because You told us to. Help us to that end.
Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God Who hears our prayers, understands our heart, forgives our sins, and heals our diseases, unto You, O God, be honor and glory, through our blessed Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the only mediator, intercessor between God and man, we pray it forever and ever. Amen.
‘Take the Name of Jesus with you.’