Merciful God, we thank You that You are with us this morning, that You have Appeared upon earth in mercy and in grace, showing Thy Presence to us, and showing Thy rich grace and mercy that we can actually dare to stand here in the Presence of Almighty God; blameless and holy through the work upon Calvary’s cross through Jesus Christ Who died for us and now risen.
Even seated upon the throne waiting for us at that time, and one day we’ll share a throne with Him. And we thank You for that, Lord, and it give us boldness to know that You’ll help us in the study of Your Word to glorify Your Name.
To cause the people to see that You are indeed here in a way that You have not been here for two thousand years. And, Lord, this is going to be our salvation, for this is our God, though we have waited for Him and He will save us and Your people shall never be ashamed.
Lord, that which is planted by the prophet You will water that no man can pluck it out of Your hand. We have these exceeding great and precious promises, knowing that every tongue that rise in judgment Thou shall condemn.
For, Lord, here we stand in the truth this morning and we believe it with all our hearts and we thank You for it, Lord, that You were so gracious to give us this help, and this moment.
May we never forget it, Lord, but may we grow in that Present grace, in that Present knowledge of our Present Savior in His Present Kingdom the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In Jesus’ Name we pray. Amen.
Certainly happy to see you here this morning and trust the Lord will really bless you. I enjoyed the singing so much and thought, my goodness me, sure be nice if I could preach a sermon worthy of you people.
I can’t do that, but we’ll just stagger along here in our studies concerning the Presence of Almighty God which is the great subject of the hour.
It is not only a subject as though It were confined to a thesis of theology, but It is the truth. And no time for two thousand years has this happened until this hour.
In Brother Branham’s private tape to me mentioned, he said, “You know Lee, only a prophet can hear the voice of God, and we haven’t had a prophet in the land until this time after two thousand years.”
And that’s categorically correct to understand that as it was with Moses, as it was with the apostle Paul in this our day we had God Himself speak audibly lip to ear to a prophet who brought us the Word. And this is indeed a tremendous privilege we have to look at that Word, and to see what is our portion.
Remembering that the Spirit of wisdom and revelation was brought into the Church in order to as Brother Branham said, “Bringing the Church in to let the Church know the hour in which It is living, and to reveal the deep and mysterious secrets of Almighty God.”
And remember, at this particular time all the mysteries run out. We go into the final little area of this dispensation that puts the Bride into alignment with eternity. A new civilization, a new everything. And though that seems a little bit farfetched at the moment, let me assure you that is true.
We do not look at the things which are passing away, we’re looking at that which is not passing away which is the promise of Almighty God.
There isn’t one word that God does not put clothing to and flesh to, or action to. And every one of the Word Spoken for this hour will come into being, especially in the people to whom the Word is given. [Brother Vayle makes some announcements]
But you that are a little perplexed because some of these are going over your head then you would sooner have me bring something that can buoy you up temporary, just hang on to your seats and come faithful and get everything you can. Especially the men, doesn’t mean the women stay home, because you’ve got children, bring them along and you’ll learn all you can.
When the right time comes I’ll launch into a series of messages that will be set forth in order to build your faith up in your daily livings. So you keep those things in mind. I’ve got to do certain things in a certain order.
Now, there’s something else I want to bring to your attention this morning, and this is something I used to do myself over the period years, but I have become remiss in it, because I just would not take the time to do it.
In the Book of Matthew 6: it says,
(01) Take heed that [you] do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise [you’ve got] no reward of your Father which is in heaven.
I repeat. Any alms that are done in public, forget it. You lost them. See?
(02) Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before [you], as hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say, They have their reward. [You’ve got it. It’s finished with that act.]
Someone padded you on the back and thanked you liberally, and said, “Praise the Lord brother, I love you…” Phfft! Pardon my expression, but that’s just what it is. This church age makes God vomit. I’ve got a right to give you the ‘raspberry’ up here.
(03) [Now] when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:
(04) That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
Now, it have been my policy for years until the past few years that I never gave anybody anything unless it was sent through various channels where it could not be traced down. I have my own philosophy for that.
The first philosophy is: If they don’t know who gave it, they’ll have to thank God and not me, because it’s God’s anyway.
Secondly: if you’re dealing with a guy who wants several hand outs he doesn’t know where it comes from, so he can’t come back to you. So you see, the Word of God is not just beautiful Word, it’s slick, it’s foxy, it’s wisdom, it’s right down to where nobody can mess with It.
Now, here’s what I want you to do from now on. There will be no pastor in this church, or any deacon, or any trustee giving anybody any help from this moment on so that a person will know where it comes from.
If you feel that someone’s got a need in this church I want you to write in some kind of little printing so no one will guess whose it is. And there’ll be envelopes from now on, we’ll try to work it where you’ll have an envelope coming. It doesn’t mean you’ve got to put anything in the envelope.
No way, just take one anyway, and then if you’ve got something to give you put it in that envelope. And you can designate even who you’d like to have it, but we don’t want that trustee, we don’t want the pastor, we don’t want anybody but God and you to know where that’s coming from, because we are going to lay up treasure in heaven around this church. There’s no more giving.
Now I’m going to illustrate to you. I have money coming in from the outside. I make no bones of it. There are men who love my ministry for years, when they are benefit they will actually send me a gift. Sometimes a much as a thousand dollars, and sometimes more.
I’m in a position to give, and I do give. But they know that Lee Vayle gives it. That busted it right there. That’s got to stop. It’s got to go through a channel where nobody knows except Lee Vayle and God. And God ain’t talking, and Lee Vayle ain’t talking. Do you follow what I’m saying?
This is the Bible, we will do that here from now on. Lest in case someone say, “Well Brother Vayle, he was so good to me and I have a problem,” then they rally around me and defend me, because I gave them money. Keep it!
Don’t ever mention my name with money! It shows what you are! You’ve got a spirit of hell on you like that. Let’s get it! I’m cutting this morning and I intend to cut, because this is antichrist to pull a thing like that. Let’s get her straight, no more will a pastor give a plug nickel.
No more will a deacon or elder, or anybody, it’ll just go through the church and the secretary whatever it is, write a little old check and that will go, and they’ll say, “Thank You Jesus.”
So I apologize for what I have done. Anybody needs it… don’t think I’m the one giving it, because I may from now on never give a plug nickel. Let’s face it, we’ve got no time to fool with it, because loyalties belong to God brother/sister, and we cannot afford the fruit of that which is antichrist. Do you follow me?
Ain’t got to preaching yet kid, just hold your hat. Now, do you understand what I’m saying this morning? It’s got to go in the channel that God says it. See?
Now, no matter how hard it is to put things through a channel that way, remember, I’m talking about that where there is the need especially in the church. There can be times when you cannot follow as strictly as I want to follow things.
It doesn’t really matter too much under certain conditions, but where there is a possibility of loyalties, that is what is damning, because that is where a gift can blind the eyes, and we must never be anything but solid with the Word of Almighty God.
So, I’m not bawling you out, I’m just telling you how things must be. Try to work something out however you’d like to do things. Do things in such a way that it is almost impossible to trace it down.
As I say, you might not be successful in every effort, but from now on within this church we’re talking about especially within the church. From now on we’re going to try to help everybody we can, to help them with expenses that you know, what would you call the improbable. The rough things that they didn’t sow for.
They didn’t want to bring on themselves. But there’re things there that creep in. And we want to help people, but we’ve got to do it with the Scripture.
And as Brother Branham said, “As God demands it, then God’s got a way of doing it. And God demands a silence of our giving and so God has showed us how to do it. Don’t let the left hand know what the right hand is doing.”
Now, this is very, very important to us in order to steer clear of all personalities. And like I say, if I was a liberal, which sometimes I am, and sometimes I’m not. Who allows me to be liberal? Who allows me?
“Oh,” you say, “Brother Vayle’s a nice guy, because he gave me.”
Hogwash! God’s a nice guy. See what I’m trying to say? There’s nothing wrong with giving. We must give. Don’t ever let this church ever be anything but a giving church. And a hospitable church. A welcoming church.
Poor Brother Branham, people went there year after year, the finest prophet of God since the days of Paul, and maybe greater than Paul for all I know. And people go there and stand outside the church door and maybe the only guy shake the hand of that person would be Brother Branham’s brother Doc. Everybody else just… phfft, run off like a scalded dog.
Don’t do that around here. Be friendly even if you gotta be that kind of friendly. [Brother Vayle refers to some personal item] Be friendly. It ain’t going to hurt you.
You say, “Well Brother Vayle it’s not my nature.”
Hogwash. The prophet said, “That David said, “He that would have friends must show himself friendly.'”
Don’t tell me if a dog can be friendly, human being can’t be friendly. Nobody’s weaned on sour pickles around here anymore. Huh? No as so they were previously, but the point is I’m getting across. There’s lots of things that’s got to change and they’re going to change, that’s all there is to it.
Some of these things are… I’m telling you, now let’s get in the swing of it. If I’ve hurt your feelings I’m sorry, you’re little pink feelings, tie a bandage on them, I’ll give you the blue ribbon. Now you say, “Vayle, you’re being mean.” Did I ever say I wasn’t? [Brother Vayle reminds the church about upcoming meetings]
Now, we’re studying a whole series of messages in Ephesians 1:15-23. And we’ve got to number four this morning, the Omega Revelation of God, the final revelation to the Gentile Bride. The Omega Revelation to the Gentile Bride.
Now, we read of course in the Scripture of Ephesians 1:17, which is pretty well our ‘spring-board’ for the time being till we get into verses 18 and so on. And Paul is praying here:
(17) That the God of [the] Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom, revelation in the knowledge of him:
(18) The eyes of your understanding being enlightened… [and so on.]
Now, he says, “That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him.”
And I was partly quoting that from Brother Branham in Daniel’s Seventieth Week, when he said about this Scripture:
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 The Spirit of wisdom comes into the Church to make known to the Church by the revelation by the Holy Spirit, bringing the Church in and revealing what day we’re living in just the same as Gabriel came to Daniel, the Holy Spirit comes to the Church in the last days to reveal these great deep secrets things.
It is absolutely clear that Paul is setting forth here a prophecy. That is of the magnitude of any Old Testament prophecy, where one dares to tell of a special ministry of God to the people.
Now, I want you to notice that, what I said this is a prophecy, that he is setting forth here, that is of tremendous magnitude, such magnitude that you could not possibly say it is less than some of the very greatest prophecies of the Old Testament.
Now, Paul categorically says:
Number one: That God in the form of the Holy Spirit will visit the Church.
Two: God will reveal Himself to them.
Three: A special end-time revelation will accompany his own revelation.
You notice the three things.
First of all: God Himself will come in the midst of them.
Secondly: He will reveal Himself personally.
Thirdly: With that personal revelation, He will continue to reveal that which must be known for the end-time.
Then in verse 18, he sets forth the astounding and gratifying effect on the Bride. And the gratifying effect is the eyes of understanding will be enlightened. And they will know what is the hope of His calling.
Not their calling, but His calling. And what? The riches of the glory of His inheritance in the Saints. Now, that is something absolutely phenomenal, because this is the place where it is said that it will happen, and under the circumstances of which it will happen.
Now, let us show you that this prophecy of sacred Scripture is of a magnitude no less than the greatest of the Old Testament.
We go back to Malachi 3:1 and we peruse it.
(01) Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the LORD, whom [you] seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom [you] delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.
Now, here we see all three as we’ve already set forth as in Ephesians so in Malachi.
Number one: God visits.
Number two: God reveals Himself, calling Himself the Messenger of the Covenant, bringing a Message of Himself, by Himself.
And notice: this brings great delight to the people. So if people talk about this as a prophetic promise, and a prophetic utterance, I tell you strictly upon the same Word of God where the Word does not change, and God does not change, we have an Ephesians 1:17-18, a dynamic tremendous prophecy which is just as great as any Old Testament. But people just simply bypass it.
Now, when I speak of God as did Brother Branham, that, and here’s what he said:
 The entire Holy Spirit visits the Church…
He also said:
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 When you see God come from the heavens, and stand before groups of men, and declare Himself just as He ever did…
I say this on the authority of what I’m teaching from this Scripture, I am quoting the prophet, and I am quoting from the same Word that he taught, because he could not say anything additional to the Word of God, and be inside the frame of safety, because unto him that adds to the Word of God goes to the Great Tribulation.
Now, I know you say, “But Brother Vayle, Brother Branham categorically said, ‘If a prophet comes along and says something that’s not in the Bible you’re to believe it.‘” Certainly, show me in the Bible where Hitler was going to invade Poland. Show me where Communism would rise up. Show me.
Show me where the kings of the North are. Show me about the woman rising in America. Show me those things. You can’t do it, because that is not the Word of Almighty God. That is adjacent, or complimentary to the Word of Almighty God. The Word of God which already set forth the end-time.
Certainly a prophet can come along, and he can say Russia will do so and so, it’s not in the Scripture, but It’ll come to pass. Certainly he can say, “A woman will rise up, it’ll come to pass.” Though it’s not in the Scripture. But it’s basic to the Scripture what the prophet prophesied, because it has to do with it.
There’s a big difference. But you show me where Brother Branham could come along and take some verse of Scripture and say, “Hey, this was left out of the Bible, I’m putting it in there.” He would have to have something to go for.
So, we are quoting the prophet, and we’re quoting the very same Word that he taught. Now to make clear this Scripture of what we have in mind concerning this great revelation of the end-time, we go over here in the Book of John 1.
(01) In the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
(02) The same was in the beginning with God.
(03) All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.
All right, let’s go on back to the beginning and take a little peek at that. That’s in,
(01) [When] the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
(02) And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; he rested on the seventh day from all work which he had made.
(03) And [the Lord] blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made. [Notice the two thoughts: created and made.]
(04) These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made [heaven and earth.]
(05) And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.
(06) But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
(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.
All right, you’ll notice in there what God began to do. In the beginning God did so and so.
Now let’s go back to John 1:14 and notice:
(14) And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, [the very One that made the original flesh, that One back there called the Logos, He’s now doing the same thing here. And the Word becomes flesh, God becomes flesh and dwells among us,] (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
In other words, there wasn’t one other One. This is the One that was identified as I showed you last night. He had to be identified the God of our Lord Jesus Christ was identified that this was the God of the Lord Jesus Christ. This was the God that we worship.
There’s many voices out there, there’s many gods out there; there’s many spirits out there, But this One that identified Himself is the One that you worship and identify with through Jesus Christ the risen Lord.
Now, It’s saying the same thing here. This is that One, only begotten, there’s isn’t another one. There is no other. So when you’re talking about Logos, there’s only one Logos. And when we’re talking about Logos made flesh, there’s only one Logos that was made flesh. This same God here now.
Now, with that, we go to John 1:18, and notice:
(18) No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath [exegeted] him. [That is declared Him, or brought Him forth, or lead Him forth by words.]
In other words, He has fully expounded and revealed Him, and thereby people can see Him.
Now, I want to take you back to 1 Samuel again as we showed you last night, so you don’t get confused here. Remember, I’ve tried to work on the system of repeat, repeat, repeat.
All right, Samuel hears the voice of God, God tells him but Eli, and It says: “Samuel feared to show Eli the vision.” Yet you and I both know that Samuel saw nothing, he heard.
So therefore, what you hear by revelation is your vision. So therefore, what Brother Branham saw by vision, and he told you and me, “We are seeing the same vision.” The same as the manna that Moses’ brought, the people ate the same manna.
The Word tonight, the Word today we’re feeding on, the Body Word of the Lord Jesus Christ is the same Word the prophet brought. There’s no difference at all.
Now notice what It says in,
(21) And the LORD appeared again in Shiloh: for the LORD revealed himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the word of the LORD. [Samuel actually saw God when he understood what God was saying.]
Now, people always want to say, “Well, I want to see God.”
Don’t you understand you have seen Him? And don’t you understand is being formed before your eyes? Don’t you understand He’s living God clothed in the Word? See? Not in some creed, and not is some dogma per se, because it would not be there.
Now notice: This is exactly what It says over here in 1 Corinthians 2, which we read last night.
(01) And I, brethren, came [not] to you, with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. [That is the facts of God.]
I never came to you and embellished , and said, “Well I’ve heard from God. I have seen God by vision. I have seen God by the hearing of my ear,” because God spoke lip to ear.
And he came back and He said, “I’ll tell you, I am attesting to the date of the actual facts of God, and I’m not doing with man’s wisdom.” God wouldn’t even allow that. God gave him the very words to say, and the very evidence that It was God.
Now, going on 9-13.
(09) But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
(10) But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
(11) For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
Now, that tells you why Paul couldn’t even use his own words in order to bring the revelation across. It had to be a Word for Word. That’s why you cannot add a word, and that’s why you cannot take a word. The minute you do, you’ve changed your God.
You’ve gone to a god of your own imagination, the god of your own thinking, and you’ve got a god of your own hands on your hands. See? Now, reading further:
(11) For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
(12) Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
(13) Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. [And the natural man cannot get it, you got to be full of the Holy Ghost.]
Now, this is the Logos. This is how the original Word came. And this is how God comes today as the Logos, because He cannot change. Now, God designated as Word, because that is what Logos is to us.
Now, let’s go to the Book of Acts 9:
(03) …as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven:
(04) And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why [do you persecute] me?
(05) …he said, Who [are you,] Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecute: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
(06) And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said, Arise, and go into the city, [that should] be told thee what [to] do.
Now you notice that Jesus Himself the Logos, appeared to him by reason of a blinding light, and though Paul could recognize the Light, the light of itself meant nothing but a phenomenon until the Voice came. Therefore, Paul had a distinct vision by revelation. He was seeing God.
Okay, in Galatians 1:11-12, again we’re going back to what we saw last night, rehearsing he mentions:
(11) But I certify you, brethren, the gospel which was preached of me is not after [a] man.
(12) …neither received it [I] of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Christ.
(15) But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace,
(16) To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:
(17) Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; I went into Arabia, returned again [to] Damascus.
Now, the point is: he said, “I did not confer with men.”
The question is then: with whom did he confer? God!
Now, do you want to know how that is? I’ll read It to you, It’s over here in the Book of Revelation 1, and It says here:
(12) And I turned to see the voice that spake with me…
That word in the Greek means ‘conversational’. He could talk to It, It would talk to him. He could ask questions and that Voice would answer back. That’s why Brother Branham said, “If I ever tell you a lie, I’m a hypocrite.”
So, a certain fellow came in this area and he said the same thing. “If I tell you, I’m a hypocrite.” And I blew that thing plumb out of the water like a submarine blowing an old boat out, some little fishing scow.
I said, “Anybody can talk.”
But, that man’s a liar, and he knows he’s a liar, because he cannot get to God for answers like William Branham. Now, William Branham can get to God for an answer, and God will answer him, and him come back and tell a lie William Branham was a hypocrite. But that man couldn’t get to God for an answer.
And the best he could do was to be a man who tried to be right, but turned out to lie. Oh, there’s nobody like a prophet brother/sister. I’m not a hypocrite if I tell you a lie up here. As I go along you’ll find me correcting certain things, little points weren’t just about right in these messages. I wasn’t lying to you, just I’m not a prophet.
I can’t go to God and say, “Lord God, what about this, what about that?” No way. I’ve got to take what the prophet said, lined with the Scripture here and let the light burst upon me. And I know when little things are out here, and little things out there, but that doesn’t stop me preaching.
I’m looking at something. But I’m looking a little bit through the glass darkly, and that’s got to come into focus, and this is the hour when things get into focus. See?
All right, who did he confer with? He conferred with Almighty God. Now we’re talking about how the revelation came in the beginning. The revelation came through the Logos. The Logos was in the Pillar of Fire.
The Logos in the Pillar of Fire, the Pillar of Fire surrounding the Logos. Was of Itself nothing. It was that which attracted the apostle Paul. It was the Voice within It, the same as with Elijah. God was not in the earthquake. God was not in the whirl-wind. God was not in the fire, but God was in the ‘still-small-Voice’.
Now, carefully watch and see what this is not. So we’re looking at in the context of Ephesians 1:17-18 what It is not. It is not as I said last night, that your personal baptism with the Holy Ghost.
Over here in the Books of Acts 9:6. He is lodged with one Simon the tanner whose house is by the seaside, “He shall tell thee what to do.”
(06) …he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what [you’ll] do.
And then he talked to Ananias. He told Ananias to go on down there so Paul could receive the Holy Ghost.
Now, the point is this: Paul’s individual baptism with the Holy Ghost was not the spirit that gave him the revelation. He went out in the desert and he talked to the full Spirit of Almighty God, the Logos Himself.
It was not a portion as it were, a molecule, a little iota of the Spirit of God that brings life within a person. He was talking face to face with God Himself. So it is not our personal baptism with the Holy Ghost that is referenced here in Ephesians 1.
Again, in 1 Corinthians 6:17, you’ll notice It says:
(17) But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
(19) What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which [you] have of God, and [you’re] not your own?
Go back to Romans 8:9, second part.
(09) …Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
(10) And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
Now, you’ll notice in here that this is the same as,
(12) That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
(13) In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that [you] believed, [you] were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
(14) Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
Now, that is not the same. This is your own personal baptism with the Holy Ghost. And Paul is not saying to a people. “Aw hey, you’re already filled with the Holy Ghost, but I’m not satisfied with your filling. I’m not satisfied that what you’ve got is going to take you over there.
I’m not satisfied you’re going to make it.” See? And saying, “Well now, what you need is another baptism with the Holy Ghost. What you need is another infilling.”
That’s not it. He is praying that those full of the Holy Ghost, have stand in the midst of them, God Himself revealing Himself, showing Himself, and giving them the revelation which is going to do wonderful things for them as we saw in the Book of Malachi.
Now, here’s what it is: It is as we say in 1 Corinthians 2:9-16, we go back again, and listen a little more carefully this time.
Now remember, Paul the apostle had hands laid upon him. He is already full of the Holy Ghost and he said, “I determined not doing anything among you save Christ and Him crucified, which is in weakness and fear and much trembling. And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words a man’s wisdom,” and so on.
Now he’s telling them there that this is what came by a revelation in the desert. Now look, I could take fifty million people in the desert, it won’t help the fifty million people, or one fifty millionth of the people, unless it’s the right one.
He said, “God separated me in my mother’s womb.” He was predestinated to it. Jeremiah the same way. “Before thou has formed me in the belly I knew thee.”
In other words, that seed was coming down through a natural source. A human source, and it had to find its way out. And when it did find its way, it found its way through the mother of Jeremiah and she brought forth a prophet.
Now, we must notice and be real careful here. Galatians 1:15-16, Paul talking about his apostleship.
(15) But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace,
(16) To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:
No sir. He went off, and he was there with God, because I said, “I received what I’m teaching by the revelation of Jesus Christ which I got from Him.”
Now, you can go again to 1 Corinthians 2:9-16, but we are not going to do that on the very grounds that we’ve already read it, how that he mentioned he received the revelation which He gave them, but we will go over here to,
(29) Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge.
(30) If any thing be revealed to another that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace.
(31) For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted.
Now listen, he’s telling you here what the gift of prophecy can do for you.
It’s what Brother Branham said, “This may not be written in the Bible, look out Sister Jones, the train is going to hit your house. Look out Brother Brown there’s some rattle snakes under your front porch.” That’s not in the Bible, but the source of that is in the Bible, it’s called prophecy.
See? Now, you all may learn:
(32) …the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.
(33) For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches…
(34) Let your women keep silence in the churches: it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law.
(36) What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only?
Now, he’s speaking to a people that are already full of the Holy Ghost. See? This is another spirit entirely. It’s the same spirit, but with an entirely different office. The office is not to make you alive as one from the dead, but is to inform you, and that spirit does not deal with individuals within the church. It deals with an individual within the church.
(36) What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only?
Now, that’s what Paul said. And he said:
(37) If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I [personally, Paul] write [to] you are the commandments of the Lord.
(38) [And] if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant. [He’s got no truck and trade with us. He doesn’t know split-peas from butter milk. He’s outside, forget him.]
Now, It tells you right here that these people that think that they can get a community revelation on an Elijah ministry can’t have the Holy Ghost anymore than nothing, because he said, “If you’re a prophet, or spiritual, he means, full of the Holy Ghost you would acknowledge this is the Word of Almighty God.”
It tells you right there. He’s not talking about him being born again. He’s talking about that One that talked to him after he was born again. That One that he conferred with. And notice, it’s identical language.
John heard the Voice, it is conversational. God talked to John. John talked to God. God talked to Paul. Paul talked back to God. It’s exactly what it is, lip to ear. Conversational. Now you tell me that happens to you?
I’m going to tell you flat. Once when I was out preaching one time at a certain church, I’m going to tell you what I heard myself say. I was preaching right along like fury, like I preach and I heard myself say something and, you know like an idiot I couldn’t catch it in time.
I let my own mind jump in, I said, should have said, “Okay voice, you started talking, keep on talking.” Found what Voice it was. Talked right through me. Just like you’re hearing me talk. See?
Now, the thing is this: if I’d of dare to try to stop and start to talk to that Voice it’s no way He’d answer me back, because I’m not a prophet. The best I could have done is sit right if God didn’t do something for me.
You see, it’s a big difference, you can have illumination, you can be going down the road same as me and suddenly something hit you and say, “Hey, so and so is going to happen.” It happens. But you can’t stand and talk back and forth. See? It won’t come that way. This is something radically, entirely different.
Paul the apostle separated from his mother’s womb in order to be a special vessel of the Word proclaiming a special gospel that men must recognize absolutely is of the Lord, and if they don’t, it means they haven’t got what Paul had. Which means they’re not full of the Holy Ghost. See?
Let’s go a little further,
(23) For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:
(24) And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.
(25) After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do, as oft as [you] drink it, in remembrance of me. [And so on right down the line.]
And I’m going to tell you something brother/sister, this is not something the apostles taught him. This is something he found out on his own. The Lord revealed It the night before He died, or before He was taken captive, He took that bread and broke it, and He took that wine drank and passed it around.
They did not say to the apostle, “Look Paul, I want to initiate you, want to break you in.” This was something that God Almighty did for that man, and that man passed on to the people.
I want you ask you: What did it? The Spirit of God did it, because that’s what Paul said did it. How did that Spirit of God appear? It appeared in a Pillar of Fire, It was the Logos. See?
(01) …foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that [you] should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?
Now, you keep those words in mind when I go a little further down the line. Because we’re going to talk about Jesus Christ evidently crucified. And It says right here that the ministry of Paul was backed up by God so the people knew that the revelation that God gave Paul concerning Jesus’ death and Resurrection was authentic.
Now that’s all there is to that. It’s that true. Now, I’m going to come to my point now: exactly as Peter did in Acts 2:22-41, let’s go back and look at It. It’s going to be a fairly long sermon. There won’t be one this afternoon I guess.
(22) Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, [see, there you are. Don’t you think the same God is going to do it, if He approves the man?] which God did by him in the midst of you, as [you] yourselves also know:
(23) Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, [you’ve] taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:
(24) Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.
(25) For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:
(26) Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:
(27) [You’ll] not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
(28) Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.
Boy, that’s our lot right today, the countenance of God. That’s what It said over there in Malachi. Make the people glad. Why we can be the most somber, friendly, unfriendly, oh God wake us up today!
“Oh, there’s nothing, nothing to be happy about. Oh we don’t sing and dance, all we do…” (Brother Vayle says in a despondent voice)
Has God done something, or hasn’t He? And if He’s done something rejoice! Once you get revved up! You got the Thing that should rev you up! My God, if I’ve got to take a shot of booze to make the booze work that I took, forget it.
Let’s take the second shot in the first place and forget the first place, right? Certainly. I ain’t mad, I just exploded. Look I said this Thing is real brother/sister.
(29) …let me [speak freely, about] the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us [today.]
(30) Therefore being a prophet, knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;
(31) …seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.
(32) This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.
(33) Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which [you] now see and hear.
(34) For David [himself has] not ascended [to] heaven: but he himself [said], The Lord said [to] my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,
(35) [So that] I make thy foes thy footstool.
(36) Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made the same Jesus, whom [you’ve] crucified, both Lord and Christ.
(12) And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, [You] men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? [That’s the man that got healed on Solomon’s porch.]… as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk?
(13) The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus [Christ]; whom [you] delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go.
And I want to tell you something: The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the God of Jesus. You’re in good company. If he wasn’t, you can’t sit in Hebrews 11.
(14) But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you;
(15) And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.
(16) And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom [you] see and know: yea, the faith which is by [Jesus] hath given him this [weak man this] perfect soundness in the presence of you all.
(17) And now, brethren, I [know] through ignorance [you] did it, as did also your rulers.
Paul said, “If they’d of known they wouldn’t of crucified Him. But they crucified Him, and they’re guilty. Ignorance doesn’t my brother/sister. Ignorance when thoroughly exposed by the Word of God is not condoned.
Now there’s a sacrifice for ignorance, but when it’s made manifest it doesn’t work. It’s only if it wasn’t made manifest. If your ignorance was not made manifest, you get by. But the minute it’s made manifest you’re in trouble if you keep it up. Okay, you understand what I’m saying? Okay now:
(17) [We know he did it] through ignorance… [as] also your rulers.
(18) But those things, which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.
(19) Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out…
Now, we’re noticing right here is that Paul did not reveal the Logos, now listen, neither Paul nor Peter revealed the Logos of Ephesians 1:17, but revealed only Christ and Him crucified and prayed that the revelation would come. Now notice, it did not take place under Paul.
The foundation was laid by the prophecy just the same as I read here. David said, “I foresaw the Lord all before my face that I should not be moved.”
And He said, “Thou not leave my soul in hell, to suffer thy Holy One to see corruption.”
He said, “It was not David that ascended into heaven that said that, “The LORD said to my lord sit thou at my right hand.”
He was prophesying of the event that should take place and did take place. You follow me? That’s what they were dealing with.
Now, the prophecy today is: The Spirit of God comes into the Church to reveal Himself as, “The God and Father of the Lord Jesus Christ the Father of Glory and open our eyes of understanding,” and all these things lying in there.
That has been prophesied, but it has only now come to pass. You follow me? A big difference. That’s why we can talk about it. As Brother Branham said, “You come out interpreting the Word of God, the Word of God is interpreted by God manifesting It.” You follow me?
Okay now, Ephesians 3:1-7, just watch this and we’ll nail it down for you real good. I know I’m talking terrible fast. You should tell me to shut up and sit down for a while so you can get your breath. I’ve lost mine already. But my God, I get moving I can’t stop. Ain’t nothing to stop for anyway.
(01) For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,
(02) If [you] have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:
(03) How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery…
Now notice, the grace of God for the hour was a revelation, which previously had been a mystery. In other words, it was there. They looked at it. They saw part of it, but now it’s real. We’ve got the same thing today. Listen:
(04) Whereby, when [you] read, [you] may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ.
(05) Which in other [generations] was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;
(06) That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:
(07) Whereof I was made a minister… [and he said, “If the princes had known it they would not have done it.”]
Now I’m telling you the same thing in this hour, the theologians didn’t know it, the preachers didn’t know it. Nobody knew it. They saw it in the Word. They guessed at it. They messed at it, they loused it up and a prophet came by.
Now don’t say it wasn’t known, because it was known. But it wasn’t known as it’s known in this hour. That’s the difference. You see?
All right let’s find out. We go to 1 Peter 1:10-13, and It says:
(10) Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:
That everything is the grace of God in a gift. It’s a gift that He sent His prophet. It’s a gift that He did anything. It’s a gift that He sent this revelation.
(11) Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.
(12) Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.
(13) Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation [the unveiling] of [the Lord] Jesus Christ; [which is this hour.]
Now, It tells you right here, that these people prophesied, and they knew something was to happen. What they were doing was ministering a grace down the road that would be revealed to us at the proper time. The time of Ephesians 1:17 is now.
It’s now, because Brother Branham said, “He’s here, the fullness of the Holy Spirit.” He said, “Elohim’s here.” He said, “Just as it was in the days of Lot, Abraham standing there. Just the same as the woman at the well.”
The Logos is here. God is here. That which can be known of God is here. That’s the Logos. Not only the Thought Itself, but the very thing in the Thought expressed, God Himself , expressing Himself right before our eyes. That’s what we’re talking about. That’s from this hour.
That is not your baptism with the Holy Ghost. That’s where everybody got all loused up. Little Bobby Lambert got off the base the first right off the bat. And he began saying, “Nobody’s got the Holy Ghost.”
Down here in Fairburn, they’re saying the same thing. That’s a lie from the pit of hell, I’ll challenge any man living, he doesn’t know the Word of Almighty God. He’s wrong!
The Holy Ghost baptism been here for two thousand solid years. But the Spirit of God in revelation, Elohim the Logos has not been here. Now, don’t tell me people didn’t know It. It’s in the Word, but they didn’t know It the way we know It now.
Let me tell you something: the Bible distinctly says, “When this revelation breaks, it breaks to men that are full of the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven.” I’m going to stand here and tell you flat, if I am preaching you the truth this morning, I’m a man full of the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven.
If I am preaching you wrong, I’m a false messenger, an angel of light sent in by the devil. Take it how you want it. Take it how you want it, I care less, the prophet said different. See? Come on, let’s get this down straight, this is the revelation of this hour.
Two thousand years ago they crucified Him. Stuck a knife in His side. Took a spear in His side. Pull out His beard, spit on Him. Today they say, “Phft, who are you?”
You men can’t even stand the silent treatment from your wives, and you wives cant’ stand the silent treatment from your husbands. Husbands comes home… silent treatment, because she’s got him all upset that morning. Maybe a week before too. “Oh why don’t you talk to me?”
What about God? Don’t even know He’s there, and care less. In fact they hope He’s a long way away. But the Bible say, the Presence is going to be in a confusion time, where hardly anybody, only the Very Elect will know He is there, and it’ll all be gone.
You can do what you want about it. You see why I’m teaching this subject as I am? I’ll tell you why brother/sister, “Where a man’s treasure is, there his heart will be.” That’s why It says, “Lay up not treasure on earth where moth and rust corrupt, but lay it up in heaven. But where you’re treasure is your heart will go.”
And if I preach Parousia, one of these days if I’m right, God’s got to anoint it. Or have it on somebody that needs the anointing and deserves the anointing. And some will all bathe down in His Presence. And I’ve got every right to preach this message just as hard as I can preach it, because Brother Branham told… says right on a tape there, and I’ve got a quote in my briefcase copied out.
The way he says it, he said, “You get up and you feel ashamed, because you preach it so hard.” He said, “You’ve got to preach it hard to nail it down.” You literally tear the people to pieces, but he said, “Afterward they get in the Presence of the Son, and begin to bathe down and mellow down.” He said, “Brother Vayle talk about sweet things will mellow down.”
Pfft, you don’t even know even know the prophet’s Message, get out of here while you’ve got time. You’re too nice for me. You’re too young, you’re too sick. The going’s rough today brother/sister, that’s why I preach when you’ve been where I’ve been you can talk, until you’ve been where I’ve been, you can’t talk and I haven’t been anywhere.
That’s why I make the categorical statement, if you’ve messed things up around me now the squeeze isn’t even down, how do you think I’m going to trust you when the squeeze comes down? Smarten up! I’m not some little idiot.
I’m sixty seven years old this fall and I’ve learned a few things. If my wife ran for the last two years, or three years, with some man… Ha, she’d run alright. Am I supposed to be stupid as a Christian now? Suddenly you become a Christian… [Brother Vayle says something in a higher voice] Tells you always were stupid.
Revelation, Omega, it’s all over. Comes exactly as Alpha. No different, my brother, my sister. How did It come as Alpha? God gave It. How did It come? Pillar of Fire, Logos.
Now watch: Both Peter and Paul witnessed to the death of Christ for the remission of sins and placed the baptism of the Holy Ghost as proof of the validity of His death in behalf of everyone who comes to Him for Eternal Life.
He says, “Repent and be baptized everyone in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sin and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.” That’s preceded by the fact, this one God has raised has made both Lord and Christ.
Now he said it also in,
(12) But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
(13) From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.
Now listen. The expectation has swung into reality when He opened the Seals and climbed on the Throne. Before it was potential.
(14) For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
(15) Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us…
In other words, your baptism with the Holy Ghost, Parousia, under the Blood, and Christ is your High Priest.
Then, if that’s so, you’ll believe this Message. As the apostle Paul said, “If any man thinks himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him admit, or let him acknowledge the things that I write are the commandments of God.”
And William Branham came more vindicated than anybody. Even more than Jesus Christ on the ground that he created squirrels by the power of God.
You know, over a long time I had a job really believing that could happen. But you know I told you how that happened. What have we got here? [referring to the microphone cord] Oh, it’s not long enough.
Tell you what: Brother Branham had this mike around the throat like I’ve got mine here in Florida in 1953, and I was supposed to keep that thing from, you know, getting around him all bogged up. I got one here, maybe I can show you here.
So, I kept that thing very pretty, and one time, poor Brother [inaudible] but Brother Branham picked up a chair and he whirled three times around, and so he got himself… [Brother Vayle tries to demonstrate] Okay, here I am just like this here I’m wound up in this cord… And I said, “Merciful God, what will I do?” And I didn’t blink my eyes, God is my Judge.
And within one split second, this cord that you can see right here, and I’m trying to get out of was right by my leg. Now if God can do that, He can create elephants or universes. I know what I’m talking about. The Holy Ghost was given to us. Our baptism proving the run of the Blood, and the God of the Lord Jesus Christ is our God, and He is here to redeem us.
Now, but this is not the Spirit of revelation which is the Logos, which is God by special designation for special purpose. That is this baptism with the Holy Ghost, it is not that. The special designation is God Himself in Spirit form in Ephesians 1:17-18.
Now, this Spirit is,
(06) And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts… stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God…
(20) The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the [messengers] of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks… are the seven churches.
Now, this Spirit is Revelation 5:6, and Revelation 1:20, and illustrates Revelation 2:1 and 7-8, 11 and so on. And what I’m trying to show you here, is God sends the Spirit in measure, by the Word revelation to every age to one person, and then the church will hear and it happened in seven consecutive ages.
At the last time the entire Holy Spirit comes, so therefore, He’s manifest in seven angelic creatures who are the embodiment, or the flesh that God used of the Holy Ghost at that time. We don’t see Him, the prophet does.
Now, what do we see? When He tells us, that Spirit of God, every day the Spirit of God came into the room and told him the Truth, and he tells us that. Then we see Him revealed, and we see and understand what the Message is for the hour.
Now notice, in Revelation 1:1-8.
John, the seven church are in ages said: “From Jesus Christ, the faithful witness. The first begotten the dead, prince of kings of the earth on him who wash our sins in His Own Blood, made us kings and priests unto God His Father, Him be glory and forever.
He’s coming in clouds, every eye is going to see Him, those that pierced him. The kings of the earth are going to wail. Even so come quickly. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is the Almighty.”
Now, verse 5 says that He was dead, but is alive. What has it done for us? It has made us priests and kings unto God. The sacrifice that he gave cleared the way.
Notice, in verse 7, the same One is coming. And watch verse 8. “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.”
(17) And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying, Fear not; I am the first and the last:
(18) I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
Now listen: It is not two separate people that is being spoken of here. They are two separate revelations of the same One. One is in the first Age, One is in the last Age. You notice, one age, number one: revelation. That Person. Then at the last Age, It is the same Person, but a further definitive revelation for the hour.
Now this is easy to understand, because redemption by Blood runs out in the Seventh Age. And He has to change His role which can only come in Jesus, because He is the reflection or the image of God. So therefore, there is a change there.
Now notice: In Revelation 5:5, that Lion of the tribe of Juda prevails to open the Book, and to loose the Seventh Seals. And then It mentions who the beast is, the beasts are, the four beasts, mentions the spirit.
Notice, the Lamb comes and takes the Book in verse 7, and when He’d taken the Book, the four beasts and twenty four elders fell down. They worshipped. Everybody begins to shout and to praise God, because this great thing is going on here.
And you’ll notice now, that Jesus has left the Mercy Seat, and He is worshipped and He’s sitting on the Throne. Because that’s what He says in verse 14. He said, “Blessing and honor on Him that sits upon the Throne. And the elders said, four beasts, and twenty four elders fell down and worshipped Him that liveth forever and ever.
Now, and in Revelation 3:21, He said:
(21) To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
Now, what we’re looking at here is I’ve tried to show you, is that at the end of the age, though Jesus is the same Person, He has a definitive revelation about Him that comes into a fullness that was potential in the beginning, and now He is revealed to us in that capacity and we know more therefore about Him, and our own lot and destiny from it.
Now, up until this time He has been seated on the Mercy Seat, but when He leaves the Mercy Seat, He rips the covers, the seals off of the Seventh Seal Book, hands It over to God, God gets off the Throne, the Logos that you saw there in chapter 4, moves over, come on down and Jesus climbs on the Father’s Throne.
Now you notice at that time He becomes a manifestation of Melchisedec. For who is Melchisedec? He is nothing but God, because God cannot be born and God cannot die. But because He’s after the Order of Melchisedec, He now assumes that particular relationship.
So we can see here why there is at the end-time a revelation which comes to us, which could not come previously. There is a definitive revelation at the end-time.
Now, so Ephesians 1:17-18, where the Spirit of God comes into the Church. Is absolutely Revelation 10:1-7, where the same Logos comes down upon land and sea, and the prophet is there in verse 7. It is the very same thing in Revelation 22:10-14, where He says:
(10) …Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book…
In other words, the Book of Revelation 10:4 which was sealed is unsealed. Now, what happened at the unsealing? Oh, what happened at the unsealing, “The Lamb left the Mercy Seat, climbed upon the Throne, but He’s still Melchisedec and Melchisedec is still High Priest. He is now King.
And what it is, is God having left the Throne and put Jesus on the Throne. God is now paying back to Jesus everything He owes Him for what He did for redemption.
So now, He must begin to bring under the feet of Jesus everything from this point onward, until everything is subdued or brought in divine order, and divine program under Jesus Christ Who is the Head of Church, the Head of all human race, the Head of everything until the Son can hand It back to the Father.
So, we’re looking at those things in this very hour, where It says at that time the Seals are opened, “He that is filthy, is filthy still. He that is righteous is righteous still.”
You can see that something has run out. The revelation has changed. It is no longer, “Hey, come on in. Come on in, come on in.” There’s got to come a time shortly when there’s nobody else can come.
And the Bride will still say, “Come.” The Bride will still say, “Come.” And the Spirit in Her will still say, “Come.” And They’re preaching to the total lost, because the Spirit can touch nobody else there any longer.
You’ve come to a change brother/sister.
You say, “Brother Vayle, do you believe that change is this moment?”
I don’t know. It could be the last one is in. I don’t know. Brother Branham said, “It could have been sixteen years ago.” Way back then, way back in 1963, eighteen solid years ago, 1966. See? 1964 rather, seventeen years ago. Even into 1965, going on sixteen years ago. “Why,” he said, “I’ve crisscrossed America, maybe fifty people came to the altar. I don’t know if anybody got saved.”
Has time run out? Wow! I don’t know. I know one thing: that we are going to be here preaching the gospel to those who cannot be saved, the prophet said so. [inaudible] that’s not a change my brother/sister, and a definitive revelation, which is the same revelation in the Bible, but at this hour it comes into view. Positively that’s how it is. See?
Now, can you see here why the mystery of Melchisedec came under the Seven Thunders? Now Brother Branham categorically said, “That’s one of the Seven Thunders.” Yet people try to say that the Seven Thunders haven’t uttered. Well, how did that get there? Did he pull the wrong plug or something? It won’t cut. The Thunders came.
The Seals are opened. The Book was opened. The mysteries of God came out, and It says, you cannot seal the Book again. There’s no way you can seal It. That signifies a change. That signifies another revelation.
Not as though it’s a different revelation, it’s the revelation of this hour that was in the Book that is here that men can look at It, and see It come to pass. He has changed the Mercy Seat to the Throne.
Now, let’s get what the prophet said on this:
Discerning of Spirits 60-08-03
 Now, watch and see where the gates of hell is against.
He doesn’t say what, he says where. See, because we have left Matthew 16, upon which the church is built as the Corner stone. We coming now to the Capstone. You can’t take Cornerstone and make it Capstone, although It’s identically the same One. Temple is all of one. Alpha is Omega. Now he says:
 Now, [he says,] watch and see where the gates of hell is against. It ain’t against the denomination. The government recognizes that. It ain’t. The world recognizes our denominations, all of them. We have the right, each one of us as American citizens, we have the rights of denomination, which is fine; we appreciate that.
But that’s not what the gates of hell’s against. It’s against the spiritual revelation of Christ being here now, the same yesterday, today, and forever. That’s what it’s against. “The gates of hell shall be against it, but it shall never prevail.”
Now, someone just say, “Hey, that’s been there for two thousand years.” No way. No way. He’s not talking about that. He’s talking about the fullness of the Holy Spirit’s come into the Church.
Notice: the gates of hell tried to kill Paul but failed. What was he preaching? Christ crucified and risen. Placing the revelation, the foundation of the Church. “Why,” he said, “because I worship God according to my own understanding, it’s called heresy.”
He said, “I’ve done nothing but taken the revelation of the God that’s in the Old Testament that my colleagues lived by, and I’ve shown them that this is the truth of the hour… or they won’t take it.”
They said, “Got to kill Him just the same.”
Now, you begin to preaching this truth that “He is here today,” they’ll call you Jehovah Witnesses. They’ll begin to brand you. Now they’ll try to destroy us. Sure, they will do it. The squeeze is coming on down.
We know that, there’s no two ways about it. It’s coming. But even before the squeeze, all hell will rise against this Message as the prophet taught it and we who teach it.
The wise therefore, and don’t cut your throats internally before the time. Now, this is the thing that bugs me and I know it bugs you people here this morning and everybody that ever sits in the sound of the Message preached by anybody that believes this Message.
The internal throat cutting, proselytizing that everything that should be named out there amongst the Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses is here in a mess that only God can ever get us out of.
Now, Brother Branham categorically warned, don’t cult and don’t divide, but there’s no way you can stop it. When New York will run to Europe and split a man’s church and say, “Glory to God,” I think there’s something wrong somewhere.
Now, if you think that’s bad, you wait till the gates of hell come against this revelation. You say, “Brother Vayle, what’s it going to be like? ” I don’t know, but it’s going to, because the prophet said so. And the gates of hell is the gates of hell.
And when you realize that the gates of hell could not prevail against the death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, you’ll realize that the full force of the enemy, will try to destroy the concept and the truth that He is here. Now, people can do what you want. Do you follow me. See?
So, we get rid of our TV’s, our foolishness, our indebtedness, our wrong attitudes and begin to mellow down and bathe down in His Presence as the prophet said we must do. Sell out to the Word of God at least mechanically, and then by faith and hope in God the dynamics will come.
Now look it, let’s face it, Jesus said to those Pharisees, “Why,” he said, “ain’t no use talking to you fellows.” He said, “There’s no place in you for My Word.” Now look it: by natural selection, or election as Brother Branham called it, if there’s no seed in there for the Holy Ghost to hit it, what’s going to come to life? Nothing!
All right, we’ve got the same thing here, this morning, we’re looking at see? If that seed is down in here; if that mechanical Word what we’re talking about is here, and remember, we are in the age of the mind.
We are in the age where God says one thing to the church that is messed up, they’re naked, they’re wretched, they’re poor, they’re miserable, they’re blind, He said, “I’m going to correct you people, I’m going to teach you repentance, and repentance is a change of mind.” So therefore, God is going to work on the mind of the Bride.
Now, He’s got to work on her mind, because that’s where she went haywire. “Why,” he said, “I’m convinced, he said, that as Eve was lead astray by Satan, he said, so you’re minds are going to be corrupted.” So there’s got to be the truth of the living Word of Almighty God in it.
Then that is the ‘Former Rain’. And when the mechanics, that’s the mechanics, and when the dynamics which is the ‘Latter Rain’ which is here begins to mix with it, then brother/sister, dynamism will begin to appear, and the revelation and the authority that lies in it will begin to appear.
But how in the world is it going to appear if there’s nothing in there to appear in the first place?
Now, I got a bunch of little seeds not too long ago, or I guess last fall, I went to this place over here I guess they call ‘Quality Fleet’, or something, and they had all these parsley seeds there, and they said, “You can have one.” Well, I was greedy, because I knew that you give one thing away you better take several to make sure it’s going to work.
So I picked me up about four packages. You know, I sowed those things out there in nice lovely soil, nice and black and pretty and good. Fap! I don’t think ten percent came up. I just didn’t have it. How’s it going to come up if it didn’t have it?
And I’m talking the same thing this morning. How in the world can this come up amongst us if everybody is completely unaware like the princes of this world, where two thousand years ago, and crucified the Lord of Glory? They’re going to do the same thing today. You see? They’re not going to get it.
Now alright, for six solid ages, there has been the revelation of Christ and Him crucified. There has been the Elect coming into Christ in every age. And in the fourth age under Luther, the Spirit clothed in Word has been coming back into the Church until in this age, He’s in His entirety, God Himself, Holy Word revealed is amongst us.
He started to prove It in 1933 by a Pillar of Fire. But in 1963, He fulfilled 2 Thessalonians 1:7a, where He was revealed from Heaven and with His mighty Angels in flames of fire. He was revealed as That One in Revelation 1, the Judge. The picture is available. We’ve got it out there in the hall I believe. See?
And showed that He is that One in Revelation 1:12-18. Both the Pillar of Fire and the revelation from Heaven, or surrounded by angels has been photographed.
Now, of course you’ve got churches out here in Tulsa and around the country, they’ve got these little photographs that’s supposed to be a picture of that once in eternity visitation. They’re showing the picture, like the guy was trying to snow me in Jeffersonville. I said, “Why have you gone back to Pentecost brother?
You’ve got some fluky picture?”
“Why,” he said, “well you see…”
I said, “What’s it going to do for you?”
“Well,” he said, “it could comfort the saints, encourage the saints.”
Well, if you don’t what’s it’s all about, how are you going to get encouraged? What am I going to do? Hand you a little time-bomb here and say, “Here have this,” with a smile.
You say, “I’m encouraged.”
Boom! Your hand gets blown off. Served you right, sucker.
Come on, what’s this nonsense, this Pentecostal hogwash and then anything goes, some stupid little picture, some here, some there, when the Word of God has been amply demonstrated amongst us? God is here. Who needs your cotton-pick-in photograph, the stupid little picture, beat it.
God showed me anything in the last two years, He showed me ‘stick with this Word’ boy, that’s where it is. I don’t care about signs and wonders, you can have them. One of these days I’ll die. I’ve told you, over thirteen solid years most of us old-timers are going to pass down the drain.
We’ll go up there, not standing here, we’re going to go down and wait for a resurrection. I think my turn’s coming. I don’t feel bad, I’m reconciled to it more than ever was, things are going to be great. See? There’s the picture surrounded by Angels.
All right. Let’s go back again to the Omega quote.
Brother Branham said, “When you see God come down from heaven revealed before you, (he said,) the gates of hell are against that special revelation, the spiritual revelation that He is here now, but the gates of hell will not prevail.”
Now, notice how Paul puts it: now here’s your revelation over here in Ephesians 1:19, now watch how he puts It:
(19) And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
(20) Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead…
So, what’s He doing down here as He reveals Himself? He’s revealing Himself, “I am the Resurrection and the Life. He that believes in Me, though he were dead, yet shall live. Whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never perish.” It could not be said until this hour.
Every man had to die until this hour. But He stands here revealing Himself. “I am that Tree of Life. If any man eat thereof, he shall never perish.”
And bless God, the sword has been removed, because Christ stands there. King of kings upon the Throne of God. Stand back! Certainly the revelation’s here. What do you think it was? The Gypsy serenaders?
Let me tell you flat: there’s too much fooling amongst us yet, where people don’t realize that He is here. You’ve got some little theory amongst you. Get rid of it! Get rid of it! I’m not going to be here preaching too long. I’m going to get down the road, I’m telling you flat.
I preached two years ago and told you I said, this church will go one way or the other, when I preached the series on the Holy Spirit. And I warned you about the vertical into the horizontal. And what did you do? You all sat back. It’s time to snap out of it. I’m not your keeper, but I’m sure preaching the Word of God. See?
I can’t tell you what to do, but I’m telling you here. I’m not making myself somebody. I don’t have to make myself somebody. I am what I am, by the grace of God.
(20) Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
(21) Far above all principality, and power…
He’s here to bring about the Rapture. He’s revealed Himself to that very end. “I’m here, to get you ready, to bring you in, I stand at the door and knock. Come out of her my people. Come and put your garments on by the waters of separation. Come out and get ready for that great day. Make yourself useful for your husband. Which is to bear the seed which is to bring Him back in flesh.”
But like Sarah, they gave away to a little sensation. “Shall my lord and me have pleasure? Shall we have a good time?” “Whoop up the band Brother Vayle. Get the rumba’s going. Come on, honky-tonky drum.” Forget it!
In the Presence of the most serious solemn most High God, and there should worship, there should be adoration, but this is no whooped up affair. No way. I’m not trying to scare you, just trying to get something across to you. It’s about time we got more and more serious.
And this is only kind of preaching I know to help you to make you realize that He is here. Because if you don’t begin to realize He is here, you’re just adrift down the road as usual.
Now listen: I want to give you a clearer picture yet. We’ll do so by looking at the churches, the pyramid. Okay, from 331/2 to 53AD a platform was laid, Jews were coming in. From 53 on, the Gentile period broke in, with Paul.
Now, on top of the pyramid below the Capstone which has not yet been placed, which is the physical Capstone Jesus to come on down, a ‘flange’ was placed to keep the rain out. Brother Branham categorically said concerning that flange, “There had to be a perfectly identified ministry with Jesus Christ to prove that It would be the Christ that came down.”
And that ministry that Brother Branham had, absolutely categorically proved that it was God Who was revealing Himself by His Presence at that time, and then when the Holy Ghost, the Fullness now mind you, the Logos, I’m talking about Fullness now, for the Capstone, It had to be God, It had to be the revelation, It had to be the unveiling of Him Who came down. “He put one foot on land and one foot on sea.”
Now, the flange was started on June 11, 1933, when the Pillar of Fire came designating a prophet with a Message to forerun the Second Coming. Not the Appearing now, see?
Okay, in May 1946, the Covenant Angel came with the gift of healing, to start the perfectly identified ministry of Christ to build the flange with a Capstone. Talking of spiritual now. Talking of spiritual. Two signs were given to build the flange. You can take the one, the sign in the hands, you can take the one with the discernment.
But Brother Branham liked to place the signs, because number one was the fooler. It was Pentecostal bait. The first true sign was the miracle gift of healing. The second one was the discernment, and the third one, was the Third Pull, which is the Word of Almighty God.
Now, two signs given. With the third sign to bring the Capstone, or the entire Holy Spirit full Word amongst us. And that’s what happened when That which was perfect had come.
Now, I realize out west we’ve got a guy that says, “That which is perfect hasn’t come, because people are prophesying.” Doesn’t he understand that doesn’t say, “Thus saith the Lord, that’s going to happen, that’s going to happen?”
Here’s you prophecy in here, [Brother Vayle taps on the Bible] you saw through a glass darkly. It was only partly fulfilled, but today All in All is here the Word of God, the full Word is here.
That’s why prophecies fail. That’s the kind of prophecy, it’s all over with. There’s nobody going to come by and raise up like a William Branham again. There’s nobody going to add a word or take away a word. This is the thing the devil couldn’t duplicate. And William Branham wouldn’t let it out.
And every single day the Angel came. Seal one, Seal two, Seal three, four, five, six, seven, and the devil couldn’t guess it. Nobody could do a thing and the prophet came there and locked in his heart and he gave you the Word of God.
Now the devil got to stand back, and he can’t imitate it, because It’s already out there. It’s all over. Certainly, that’s how the Word goes. Hey, that’s beautiful. Yes sir.
Now listen: This is a spiritual Capstone not physical. The physical does not come to us, we go to it. Let’s go over here in Thessalonians, we say, “Oh my.” This describes everything I’m trying to tell you about what’s happening right now.
Then It says,
(14) For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. [Bring forth with Him, or lead forth with Him.]
(15) For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the [presence] of the Lord shall not [go before] them which are asleep.
(16) For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
(17) Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: so shall we ever be with the Lord.
Now, It tells you right here the Holy Spirit come on down. See, come on down to bring us in. He comes down to reveal Himself. He comes down to raise the dead. He comes down to lift us all up, and take us right to the Incarnated One, Jesus in human flesh.
The Body of the Glory of Almighty God. The Body that God said would be His. “Lo a Body hast Thou prepared for me.” You see, there it is. Right there.
All right. The Pillar of Fire that came to the prophet was the Logos in a Flame. And the ministry identified both him as prophet and Elijah the prophet. The Logos to be, the true Logos as in,
(24) If I had not done the works which none other man did, [they’d] not sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.
And in Acts 3:19, “When refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.” A mighty miracle ministry, and when God’s scriptural evidence, not theological denominational, was concluded. It was time for Revelations 10:1 to come upon the flange of perfectly identified ministry of Christ and prove the Seals.
All right notice: let’s find out if that’s true. Is to me anyway, that’s the Scripture I’m going to use. Acts 3:19-26, and It says:
(19) …when times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.
(20) And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: [Appointed unto you. That’s what it really was. Not preached, he was there.]
(21) Whom the heaven must [retain] until the times of [restoration] of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.
(22) For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall [you]hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you.
(23) And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among [you.]
(24) Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days.
(25) [You’re] the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.
(26) Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.
Now, who was he talking about? He was talking about the Holy Ghost manifesting Himself, which was the Christ without human flesh. The same One they crucified is the same One risen, and He’s doing it now without a body of human flesh. Back to the Logos.
Now he said, “God raised Him first.” If there’s a first there’s a second. Do you think God is going to raise Him twice to Israel? No way.
Brother Branham said, “He raised Him to the Jews first, He’s obligated to raise Him to the Gentiles.” I’m paraphrasing a bit there, I think the actual words were, “He manifested or showed Him.”
And He subdued, the same thing, but this is where the Scripture comes from. He ‘s got to do it. It’s for the end-time brother/sister.
All right, God in Revelation 10:1-7 finalized the Omega, the Omega revelation. And It turned out to be exactly the Alpha revelation. One God and He’s Named Lord Jesus Christ.
“Who art thou Lord?”
Which Name He gave, was given by rite of birth, “The Only begotten Son.”
All right. Now, you can see that Ephesians 1:17, is the reason for Paul screaming out as he does in Philippians 3:10-21. Now, this is the very same thing you’re seeing over here in Philippians.
I know I’m going fast, but you just try to get a picture of what I’m doing, and I’ll try to recap before we get out of here. We got time, there’s still Sunday.
(10) That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;
(11) If by any means I might attain [to] the [out] resurrection [from among] the dead.
(12) Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus [even.]
(13) Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
(14) I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Didn’t this same fellow talk about forgetting all about baptism ordinances and washing, and resurrection and all those things? And go on to perfection? Wasn’t that the fellow? Same fellow right here. He’s got to forget those things which are behind.
That’s why Brother Branham said, “Don’t you talk to me about… to Moses about Noah’s message. And don’t you talk to Jesus about Moses’ message. And don’t you talk to Paul about somebody else’s message.”
And neither can you and I discuss the message of this hour in terms of the first age. We are in the last age. And we discuss God and what God is doing in terms of this hour.
Now, all you’ve got to do is read the Bible as though It’s written for this hour, because It was. And you’ll come out just on top.
(15) Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.
(16) Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.
(17) Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as [you] have us for an ensample.
(18) (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:
Notice, he’s still back to the original revelation of Christ crucified.
(19) Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)
(20) For our [citizenship] is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ:
(21) Who shall change [the] body [of corruption, that’s what It says,] that it may be fashioned like unto [the] body [of His glory, the promised Word which is now there in that glorified state,] according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue [that word’s wrong, it means simply to bring under order.]…
And what is the order? Christ the first-fruits, afterwards they that are of Christ. Now, Paul is telling you here, see, at this end-time it is going to be a very rough time on the individual. It’s going to meant that that person has got to get rid of all his creeds and dogmas.
All of his former thinking. All of his former ideas if he’s going to be part of that first resurrection. And Brother Branham said, “By the grace of God we’ve had a spiritual resurrection already.” It’s already taken place.”
Now, all these things must go, because we have one thought in mind, and that is that He who is here is able to bring everything under Him and even to the point where we will receive bodies just like He has, because He is here and able to do it.
Now, that tells you the key. If He wasn’t here it wouldn’t be done. No way. You’ve got to stick with the Word.
Now, I hate to think of this, but what lies ahead of us who know Him now in the revelation of Christ raised from the dead now amongst us, the gates of hell will come in fury against this Church.
There is only one place to flee and that is what the Cross has insured us of a Rock that is higher than us, than we are, because the storms are coming and they will be upon us very shortly.
Listen: the revelation of Matthew 16 was the Cornerstone. But the revelation of Ephesians 1:17 is the Capstone. It is the same God and proven to be the same One, but we know Him now as all other ages have never known Him, and we’re just getting into it.
For that is what Ephesians 1:19,21 says. It is the very hour of Ephesians 4. It is the very hour of 1 Corinthians 15, Christ the first-fruits and they that are His at His Presence. It is the hour of Revelation 22:14, Him standing here, the Seals opened and we go to the Tree of Life.
It is the very hour of Hebrews 12:22,29, it’s time to go to Mount Zion, for God is speaking the last time from heaven. When everything is going to be shaken down, but this very Word here.
I want to tell you brother/sister, I want to stand with Him, Who is standing here when things begin to get shook up. It’s like Brother Branham lashed out against Elvis Presley, he said, “He’ll find out who’s shook up.” Yep.
It is the hour of Acts 3:19-26, the ministry of Elijah has appeared totally vindicated, proving the Elijah of this hour is the Lord Jesus Christ Himself, not a man. But it’ll come by a man, it’s a prophet.
God has come down in union with the Bride. The words of John 14, I will come and receive you unto Myself are taking a deeper meaning than ever before. They’re coming to pass uniting time, with uniting time sign. Alpha has become Omega. That is the Appearing.
Now, even so, we can say, “Come Lord Jesus, come quickly.” Yes, it was all Logos in the beginning. “In the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God, and the Word made all things which are made.
Ephesians 1, the first few verses unto verse 12 that outlines the gospel through the ages as the first chapters of the Book of Revelation in a simplified form. We have now come to the verses 17 to 23, where He is amongst us doing the work that He promised that He would do. There is absolutely no doubt that when Jesus came down to the last Church Age, He stood outside the church and began knocking.
And he said, “If any man open the door, we’ll get together, it’s union time with Jesus Christ, not to be born again, but the whole ransomed church be born again, by the exercise of Almighty God changing them from the dust and the gasses to glorified bodies. And changing the people here not missing a breath.
We have gone full circle today, because Alpha has become Omega. That’s all there is to it, that’s the end of it. That’s the revelation finished. In 1 Corinthians 13:9, and now it runs plumb right out to the end of 1 Corinthians 15, where It says, “After the Resurrection, then comes the end when all things must be put down under the feet of Jesus Christ.”
(06) And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that time [should be] no longer:
(07) But in the days of the voice of the seventh [messenger], when [he’ll] begin to sound, the mystery of God should be [consummated, perfected, closed off,] as [God] hath declared [the good news of the gospel by] his servants the prophets.
Brother/sister, I’m just going to recap this for you and let you know, if you haven’t already guessed it, this is that Former Rain that Brother Branham talked about. The ‘twice given Word’ of Deuteronomy. This is the last Message Alpha that’s going to be given, there isn’t another to the Gentile church.
Whatever God decides to do by those two witnesses, let Him do it. And it’s true, He will do something, there’s no doubt about it. It is also true in my understanding that in the Resurrection Brother Branham will come back, and no doubt he will talk to us, the same as Jesus had come back and told them the things of the Kingdom.
But, I’m going to tell you one thing brother, you and I had better have what it takes now that’s going to get him out of the grave, or we’re not even going to be near and have him talk to us.
I cannot buy any understanding for many things the Bible says of the prophet ever said, that is going to take William Branham to come back here and do something for me in the hope that I’ll be able to come into the Resurrection, because by the time that they come back, it’s already in full swing, “because they without us cannot be made perfect.”
It is declared in Scripture as I said by a tremendous revelation, a tremendous prophecy, and Paul’s prophecy here is just as great as Malachi when he said what was going to happen.
And it has happened, that that One, His Own messenger, Himself, [inaudible] Has come down, identified Himself, completely proven Himself, has completely exposed Himself, and is now giving the Bride that revelation, that He has retained to this end.
And the Bride having that revelation, knowing him, as Brother Branham said, how It says, “It shall come to pass in the last days that the Bride would know Her Mate the Revealed Word.” That is taking place right at this minute.
Now, I don’t pretend for one minute to be satisfied with my status as to Revelation and what I’m doing with It. But I am satisfied on this ground: that I have begun to see what we were warned to see, and taught to see.
For the prophet said what’s wrong with the church, it’s always looking back, it’s always looking forward, it doesn’t know what’s going on. Now these messages for months have been brought to one end, that you will know what is going on.
And let me tell you frankly, He is going on. That He is marching on, and we’re marching with Him. And we say, we’re marching to Zion, and there’s only one reason we’re marching to Zion, and that’s because of Him. And the revelation of this hour is that same Jesus revealed.
And the prophet said it so clearly, he said, “There’s always only been one Message.” He said, “There’s never been another.”
But as Luther outshone the Catholics, and Wesley outshone Luther, that is the people. Wesley himself never outshone Luther as a great man of God and a teacher. It was Wesley complete sincerity was tremendous, it drew the people.
That is Pentecost outshone the Methodists, so this, because it is not only fuller, but it is the full revelation. This is that Message for this hour, and we have seen Christ exposed in our midst. But the beautiful thing is brother/sister, is we have seen the promise of the Word for this hour. That is the thing.
Just like Simeon back there, he said, “Now Lord, mine eyes have seen Thy Salvation, let your servant depart in peace.” And we can say, “Now Lord that we’ve seen You, let’s go to the Tree of Life, because this is not a matter of death.
Poor old Simeon, the best he could see was down the road a couple of blocks, that’s about all he had left to live, because he was real old. Old Anna the same way. The best they could say was, “Hey, we’ve seen It, how we’re going down the road, we’ll meet It way down there someday.”
Paul the apostle said, “Look,” he said, “I hope It’s in our day.” He prayed that It would be. But his prayer could not be answered. No way could it be that day. Irenaeus prayed. No way. Martin, Columba, Luther, Wesley, right down the line.
Only in this hour could the prayer come to pass, that that Spirit would come into the church in order through first: Revelation. Secondly: Resurrection. (Notice: R-R) Third: Rapture. There’s your three R’s, see?
Only then at this hour could it be. Now, you see brother/sister, they knew back there by the grace of God in the prophet. But they ministered to us down here. Now, if they ministered to us down here, we become the recipients of the ministry.
I want to ask you a question: Who’s doing the ministering? God is. See? In a different position. This is that last hour. That’s why we talk about the fact that He is here.
I’m going to read you something and let you go, because time is gone. I want you to try to digest this. Let me see if I get to hear this in,
(16) Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, that thought upon his name.
(17) And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man [spares] his own son that [serves] him.
(18) Then shall [you] return, [Now that’s what Elijah’s ministry does. Now listen what’s going to happen as well as knowing the Word.] and discern between the righteous[ness] and the wicked[ness]…
You know the church is in such shape it can’t tell right from wrong? I know it can’t tell, you say, “How do you figure that?” Well, they’ve got bobbed-hair women preachers.
First of all, women can’t bob their hair. Secondly, they can’t preach. Instead, she represents the church. I’m not talking about women per se, I’m just talking about the churches.
Then you’ll return. You’ll be turned back to this ministry. And when you’re turned back you’ll know right from wrong. You’ll know who serves God and who doesn’t serve Him, and you’ll be talking one to another.
Now, everybody has put a lot of stock on prayer, and I’ve put a lot of stock on prayer. Brother Branham put a lot of stock on prayer. But I’ve said things that Brother Branham never said, and I’ll stick with what I said though he didn’t say it. I’ll see you can go and start praying and back-slide too.
Because if you start praying in unbelief, you’ll just dig your wheels in sand more and more until every prayer you utter is a prayer of unbelief. You might as well shut up and go home. You can back-slide. Now, if you pray right, there’s no limit.
Now, It doesn’t say they’re praying. It says they’re talking one to another. Now they must be saying something that God agrees with. Now how are you going to know what God agrees with, unless God tells you Himself so that you can agree, because the prophet said so correctly, “Prayer is not trying to twist God’s arm, it’s twisting your own arm to line up.
See, that’s what prayer is. Prayer is getting down before God until you can accept His will, and being in a position where the Word of God can come on down.
Now, It says right here concerning these people, they’re going to be talking a certain way, because they fear the Lord and they think upon His Name.
The revelation of God, the revelation of His Name. The revelation of that Word brings solemnity amongst the people, though there’s rejoicing and gladness and they’re talking about It. They’re talking about It.
And here’s what God said: “They shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day of the Rapture I make up My jewels. When I make them all up. They’re the ones.” You see, that’s why there’s got to be a revelation.
Now, if you begin to believe, and I know you do believe what we’re teaching here, because we’re teaching what the prophet taught. Thus when you begin reading this Scripture here, over, different places, and you begin reading the books and hearing the tapes, you are going to find to your satisfaction that there’s literally just scores and scores of places that Brother Branham mentions this Presence of Almighty God.
And if you accept it with the heart of full assurance, it’s going to do something for you.
I preached down at Brother Jack Bell’s for two weeks, and he said, “Lee,” he said, “you just don’t know the atmosphere in our Church.” He said, “It’s caused a revival amongst our people everywhere, and everywhere they’re talking the Presence of the Lord.”
I want to see the same thing here. I’ve been here a whole lot longer than when I went down to Jack’s. You heard in this last little while a whole lot more sermons than I preached down there. I want you in on It, because that’s what It is all about. I’m not here to waste your time and my time.
I could say a thing right there, but I won’t go into, because I’m not going to say that, it’ll spare people’s feelings if I don’t say the truth. At this point I’ll just let that lie. I know what I’m talking about. Start believing. Start feeding. Start talking about It, because He is here.
And as I started a while ago to tell you, Jesus Himself said, “Don’t lay up treasure here, because where your treasure is, there your heart is.”
Now begin to treasure the fact that He is here. Begin to talk about it. Begin to move on it, and you watch, the heart will begin to glow where the faith is. See? But this is not a cold dead truth brother/sister.
And if I begin to view this truth in the light of a cold dead truth, it doesn’t change it one bit. He is still here to raise the dead, and He will. This is the days of Noah. His Presence, unasked for, undesired, unwanted, unknown, except for a little tiny handful.
Brother Branham one time, talking to some men, he took those people apart, a couple of them and said, “Look, he said, “I want you to know [he said,] the Rapture, the people standing here, there’re going to be very, very few.”
Preaching the same thing I’ve been preaching for years, and didn’t know that he actually said it, until somebody in personal testimony. He looked and said, “They’ll be dying off.” That’s the idea. But he said, “Then just a little tiny handful that will be caught away.”
What does it matter brother/sister which way you go? The point is: you go in the faith and the revelation of this hour, the spiritual revelation is that: He is here now.
Not as in Matthew 28, “Lo, I’m with you always.” But as in Ephesians 1:17. As in 1 Corinthians 15:23. As in 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17. As in Revelation 10:1, with the prophet standing there.
As in Acts 3, right down the line. That’s where it is today brother/sister, and He’s here in grace and the last call. There won’t be another. And just what He said in Matthew 24, “See here…” You know that this is happening. Hey you know that this is going on. And do you know why? Because He is here. It’s uniting time.
And God looks down and He said, “My kids are catching on.” He’s very pleased. He’s very happy. See? You’re at the end of the ages brother/sister. You’re in the same revelation brought to the peak, to the holding point, we’re definitive as never before.
All that the palmerworm, the cankerworm, the locust, the whole bunch ate, it’s all been restored. And It says, “Rejoice you land.”
We look out here and we say, “Oh my God, look what stripped mining did.”
Say, “Hallelujah, who cares, soon going to be beautiful again.”
And the animals are dying. Ten species per day they say are dying, and that kills me. Praise God, they’ll soon be back, and I’ll see species I never knew existed. It’s Resurrection moment.
See, Zion stands here proclaiming, “I am the Resurrection and the Life. He that believeth in Me will never die.” Do you believe that?
He said, “Look it, the Tree of Life is just around the corner.”
Say, “Hey, the Tree of Life is just around the corner.”
Scream with the [inaudible] “I shall not die but live.”
And those that are going down say, “Hey, I’ll soon be back. For I know even if skin worms destroy my body, I’m going to stand here pretty soon and I’m going to see Him in my flesh, and He’s going to be here with me.
In fact I’m meeting Him up there and come on back.” That’s what we’re talking about brother/sister. You couldn’t have that any other day but this. I don’t care what you say. You can get that and probe at it, and you can say, “Hey, somebody’s going to have it.”
But let me tell you, the prophet said, “If we’re not Bride, there’s a Bride out there somewhere, [and he’s talking about now, because he said,] and if we’re not Bride by the grace of God I will not stand in her way.” He talked about this moment.
See here, if I’ve been a little tough a little hard hit, that’s okay, that’s my nature you can take it. Because if you couldn’t take it, I wouldn’t be here preaching it. I’d be someplace else, right? Well, that was good.
Heavenly Father, we do praise and thank You for love and mercy and grace, Lord. We’re eternally grateful, my God, that we can see these things and know though the eyes cannot see them in the sense we would want to see them. But we realize we are not prophets.
And the prophet said, “Well I tell you by vision, your mortal eyes cannot see.” I am telling you, Lord, I believe the Word that I am seeing exactly what he saw and hearing what he heard absolutely on the ground of the Word of God that has come in this hour that are the things of God, and God Himself and are the Words of God and not the words of man.
And so, Lord, we have some absolute terrific infallible tremendous authorization from You and identification. So that everything that can be shaken, let it be shaken, there is that which is not going to be shaken. And how can we be shaken, Lord, if we are part of that same Word?
Lord in heaven, I thank You that You speak to our hearts today and help us. And from this moment on O God, I pray, Lord, sincerely for the people, for everyone of us present here from this point on as never before, Heavenly Father.
May we, Lord Jesus Christ, begin to dwell in a manner of loving respect, and open desire to see and to know Thee better Who is here to be known and seen according to His Own Word.
Lord, we have just been a little foolish in laying aside the reality of Your Word that has definitely said that the Spirit reveals the Thing to us, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches, but which a true prophet of God would bring to our attention. That is it.
And Lord, we’ve spent so much time trying to figure things, and ponder things that it is just a waste of time. Forgive us today, Lord, and help us to live in a simplicity, so that the beauty of the Life of that Word will come forth in the same sincere beautiful simplicity as was given us as we saw manifested.
Lord, bless every home. Bless every wife and every husband that’s joined together in this Church.
I know Lord God, that in the end-time it’s going to be marrying and given in marriage which would signify in my books, marriage, divorce, marriage divorce, just nobody getting anywhere except further and further into a mess.
But, Lord, You said concerning a Bride typifying the Church, how that Jesus loved her and gave Himself for her, and how she was absolutely obedient, because of the protective loving care, and the meeting of the need that that husband brought her.
And so, Lord, we pray for every home to come into a respect of the grace of God where the women become genuine, genuine sisters, and the men become genuine, genuine brothers.
May it be understood, Lord, in this hour, that those who marry are as those who had not married, and it wouldn’t make any difference then of those who hadn’t married in any other way shape and form, because that is the hour we are passing into the higher order. And that order is going to be the brother and sister oneness with each other in the land which is to come.
And let there be a lovely relationship like a family as never known before, and there’ll be the seed brought up in the land there which will be beautiful, and we’ll see our true relationship, and we’ll understand that we all were children of God. And here we all are in this glorious, glorious place.
Lord, I pray now that this same thing will begin to start into our homes by way of our minds and hearts, Lord, in every woman and man, and permeate right down into the children that they begin to pick up the blessedness of the Spirit of Almighty God as never before.
Father, we’re looking, we are looking not Lord, because we are here as a special Church, we are looking, Lord, as a part of the Bride which is everywhere for our portion, and we are praying to that end that it shall be indeed a heaven on earth in this respect, because it can be.
If You could do with what You did with Polycarp for him and others oh God, that we know that You are the same yesterday and today and forever. And there’s absolutely not the possibility, but the reality of what we speak to in this hour.
So Lord, we’re looking for relationship in the home and in the Church and amongst out there in the world that is going to transcend anything that we’ve ever known, Lord, and we are going to be talking concerning what we’re told to talk about in Malachi and begin to see these things, Lord.
It must be, Father God, and we will be doing it by the grace of Almighty God. And Lord, we’re looking for that grace to be that pin-prick of the needle if necessary, the sting of the hornet, or the whack of the sharp edge of a sword, cutting, or just buckling down; whatever it’s going to take if we’re not going to stand in line with you Lord.
We just certainly say then it’s up to You, Father, to correct it. So, we’re going to stand right in line with this right kind of conversation and right kind of way. We’re going to start doing things precisely right. And, Lord, we just believe it, we’re not going to budge from it, because we’re looking for the grandeur of what is in this hour.
And if the former glory eclipse the glory of the law, then how much more will this glory of the reality coming right to the Tree of Life eclipse what was there in the beginning? We’re looking for it, Lord.
As the prophet himself said, “A super, super race approaching unto the physical Headstone, going to be caught up to Him.”
Now Lord, we’re standing on that Word, and we know that there is a Bride of that caliber. Absolutely, She’s one with You and in step, and because we know it by grace we lay hold of the promise for ourselves and take it to our breath in faith that we are a part of That.
And so, Lord, with this in mind we believe now that you will help us to that end. We have made our confession to you by faith and by hope, waiting upon Your love, Lord, knowing that it isn’t our love, it is Your love and grace.
And we commend ourselves thoroughly to You. And unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the Only wise God, be all power and honor and glory through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Lord bless you.