Ephesians #05

The Spirit Of Wisdom
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…and come to church to worship You, Lord, according to the dictates of our own hearts, how Lord God You’ve given us the ability to come here, giving us strength and health and all these things are very important, because you know, there’s coming a day when we will not have them. We pray at this hour we may appreciate them and increasingly appreciate what You have done for us, and what You’re allowing at this time.

Now we pray, Lord, that You’ll bless us in the measure of the Word that You’ve granted us to have in this hour, that we may understand, know the things that are freely given to us of God to rejoice in them in Jesus’ Name we pray. Amen.

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Now we’ve been studying along here concerning the Parousia, there’s been since March ’77, when I preached the original message when the Lord began to put it all together for me, I took another one very distinctly in line with it again in 1980.

But in ’79 there was a whole series of messages preached on the Holy Spirit which definitely has to do with His Presence, and particularly in this hour when the Bride becomes one with Him and with each other.

Which is I brought to your attention was the vertical into the horizontal. And by that we referred to every individual member of the body of Christ is born again by a definite once for all baptism with the Holy Spirit, that puts him irrevocably into the Kingdom of God.

Now, that Spirit in each one is identical, there isn’t any difference at all between the Spirit in each person, it is One and the same. But what we have here is a problem that in each person is also his own spirit, that gives him his own nature. And unless there is an individual and a concerted will of the people to allow that vertical Spirit to come out into the horizontal; the rough thing is that what will come in the horizontal is the human spirit instead of that which comes truly from God.

As Brother Branham said, “If I have the spirit of Beethoven, I would do the works of Beethoven.” In other words, you would be in the realm of the musical.

And of course he was referring most specifically to his own ministry which was identified in John 14, that would come a time when greater works would be done than would be done by Jesus Himself. That is in the body, because there’s many members to take the gospel and the promises of God then was just that one member Jesus.

He meant so far as to say that Jesus had more success in His ministry in Brother Branham than He had in His Own life. Which was true, because Brother Branham went almost around the world seven times and had such authenticated ministry that literally the authenticated ministry of Jesus would look minimal.

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You’ll find where Paul the apostle speaking concerning the fact that Jesus was on earth, that One ordained of God crucified upon Calvary, risen from the dead. He said before Agrippa and Festus, he said, “This was not done in a corner.” [Acts 26:26]

Well, if it was not done in a corner when you are looking at what took place in Palestine, then how can you say this brand of ministry was done in a corner which rocked America and also Africa. Also rocked Europe and the churches went against him and said, “Forget it, you’re out.”

So, there will without a doubt be if there was a mini-tribulation in the days of the rejection in the time of Jesus under Titus when I believe one million people, I just read by Eric Sour(?) yesterday in a book, where he mentioned one million were killed in Jerusalem under Titus. Then later on five hundred thousand more were killed.

If that is the case, not saying if it’s a case in the sense of a probability, but using the word is a thought that is the case, then what will happen at this day with the crucifixion of the Word? It will be total annihilation, “neither leaving root nor branch.” [Malachi 4:1]

And by annihilation I mean a complete termination of civilization as per that type of existence, it will have been annihilated. There will be another one of course that takes its place as they come up in the Resurrection.

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So, we were looking at this thought of the Presence of the Lord, and we’re going into many facets of It in order to give you a tremendous amount of information concerning It to the end that you’ll be thoroughly convinced.

So that you can appropriate whatever benefits are there by your faith that you have brazed up in you through the Word concerning this Presence of the Lord at this hour. And you will notice that as we go along, I’ll be saying some things which are very basic to the thought. And then, maybe later on coming back repeating, adding more, and even changing things a little bit.

And the reason I’m doing that is because I see that this Presence which starts with the Holy Spirit in the Church in this hour, is the same Presence spoken of at the Resurrection, at the Rapture, at the Wedding Supper, at the coming back. It’s the same One, but of course you might say in different stages, different manifestations.

And so therefore, when we speak of the word ‘Presence’, there’s no problem with the understanding of a presence. The misunderstanding will be the exact description of each event within it. So, you might find little changes here and there, in fact you will.

And you say, “Well, Brother Vayle, how do you account for it?” Well, very simply, I’m putting every effort to get you to know what lies in the moment. And if there’s a little misplacing of Scripture that doesn’t matter.

For the simple reason, I am neither adding to Scripture, nor taking from Scripture. I might be misplacing It slightly, but the Word will correct the error as time goes on and you’ll find all these words line up perfectly for the time of each event that transpires.

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For example: There’s no way that you’re going to have the Resurrection event, which depends upon the same Presence which is here, without the work of the Presence being fully manifested, and comprehended experientially with the Bride; then there will come the Resurrection; then there will come the Rapture; then there will come the Marriage Supper, the Wedding Supper, and so on. And all of those have a description.

Now, if per chance the descriptions overlap a bit, or we find a little problem there, when we say, “Well hey, really should have put this descriptive word over here,” there is no problem. Because it’s all part of this subject. It’s going to iron out very, very nicely before it’s finished.

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Now, we’ve been talking of the Ephesians 1:15-23 as a series, and we’re actually in number 5, though six messages have been preached, because number 4 was a recap of 1,2 and 3.

So, we’re going to look at this one:

 

Ephesians 1:15-23

(15) Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,

(16) Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;

(17) That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:

(18) The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that [you] may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,

(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, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,

(21) Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:

(22) And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,

(23) Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all [things with] all [things.]

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Now, you remember Brother Branham made comment on that ‘Spirit in Daniel Seventieth Week’.

The Seventieth Week of Daniel 61-06-08

[28]  The Spirit of wisdom comes into the church to make known to the church by the revelation of the Holy [Spirit]…

Now, that’s one thing, the Church will only know by this Spirit coming in and revealing. Then he says:

[28] …bringing the church in and revealing what day that we’re living in. Just the same as Gabriel come to Daniel, the Holy Spirit comes to the church in the last days to reveal these great, deep, secret things.

Now, in verse 17 where he bases his quote:

Ephesians 1:17

(17) That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:

Now, herein is Paul acquainting us with what is proceeding out of the Holy Spirit at this time. But we have learned unequivocally that this is the Holy Spirit. That this in the Church would be the Logos.

Now what is proceeding forth from this Spirit?

One: Wisdom.

Two: A special revelation whereby He is making Himself known.

What is the Spirit doing? The Spirit is projecting wisdom and a revelation of Himself. And that is why the Holy Spirit at this time is entitled, or known as ‘wisdom and revelation’, because they both lie in that category.

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Now, I think now that we had better be real specific here and know exactly what the Holy Spirit is to do. Now you say, “Well, I know what He is to do, He is to bring forth wisdom and revelation.”

Now, that’s very good. But we want to know it even more than that, and the way we want to know it is first of all, by knowing what He is not doing. Because you see, invariably people reading this, grasp at a misunderstanding rather than a true understanding. Because they don’t really know what this is not all about.

So, first of all, we’re going to talk about five different things that what it is not about, so you’ll understand more conclusively what it is all about.

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Number one: He is not involved in winning the world over to righteousness with a soul winning campaign, or crusade. He is not. Contrary wise, the world goes after the antichrist, and ends up in unrighteousness.

Now, if this was a soul winning campaign and the Holy Spirit Himself came here to do it, then anybody tries to tell me this is not a misunderstanding in the concept to carry over from age number six, where they ran around the world trying to win the world, I’d say they’re insane.

Because the Holy Spirit then would be accused of a monumental flop. If there is a Holy Spirit apart from God, and God sent the Holy Spirit to win the world to Christ, at the same time God said, “The world is going to go to the antichrist and to hell,” then God’s confused. Now, I want to tell you flat, people are confused, the fundamentalists.

I’m not against winning of souls. Souls will be won. Everyone that died in Adam is going to come back. The elect’s are going to be born again. But the Holy Spirit is not here in the midst of the church in order to win souls per se. That is not why He is here. Do you follow me? Because God has said, “At this time, the world will go for the antichrist.”

For how are you going to go for God and the antichrist unless the woman is right in the first place when she said, “God and the devil is the same person, depends how you look at Him?” (It took a woman to say that I think. Well the woman’s a church, so what do you say? It’s not that.)

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Number two: He is not only not the author of worldwide revival, but He is not offering a charismatic revival and thereby making us all one.

Now the charismatic movement is destined to make everybody one, because they can all manifest the same thing it doesn’t matter what they preach. I can be an ardent Roman Catholic and make the pope the vicar of God, and I can make him infallible. And I can bring up the fact that pope Pius who said that Mary has already ascended. See?

Now, you and I know that the Roman Catholic theologians fought it, and they said, “Listen, don’t you dare say that.”

Why he said, “I can say anything I want, because I’m Jesus Christ on earth and I say Mary has ascended, the assumption.”

That’s a lie! The pope John XXIII spoke in tongues and [pope] Paul [VI] spoke in tongues, and do doubt this fellow will speak in tongues. And the Roman Catholic church speaks in tongues and they’re charismatic, and the world is coming together. Jesus did not author that.

You can say what you want. So He did not come to make us one. He came to separate us. “Who is on the Lord’s side, I stand at the door and knock and if any man hear my voice step outside and I’ll talk with him.”

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Number three: Third, He is not putting a stop to sin, making the earth a better place to live in for this age and ends in fiery judgment.

That’s strange, but the very people that talk about a world-wide revival, talk about a great something or other, “Where all men are in love,” and this and that, and the other thing. How can it be, when God denies it? So then the Holy Spirit cannot be coming to do that.

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Number four: He is not involved in character building, in fruit building, and getting nearer to God. No way, because at the end-time it says, “character’s gone.”

I’ll read those Scriptures later on in Timothy and various places for you. It is not a time of fruit, because they hate Him. And men say, “there is fruit,” when they hate Almighty God. And there’s not a getting nearer to God, there’s a drifting from God. How can a man get nearer to God the same time he’s going for antichrist? So all right.

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Number five: In short, He is not amongst us to manifest Himself in any way that the world even knows about, let alone recognizes as Brother Branham said, “It’ll be so simple, it goes right over their heads.”

All right, now we begin to see what’s coming forth. It’s none of those things. Unless you get a clear conception you’ll never pin down flat just what He’s here for. It’s always while He’s here, because here, this and that, and tiddly-tat.

Look! The Word of God says It. Now, adding to It is where you’re in danger of getting in the Great Tribulation. And taking from It, is where you’re getting in danger of getting your name off the Book of Life. What does It categorically say? What is coming forth? Wisdom and knowledge! Now, that’s what It says is coming forth.

“Well, I don’t like that, (pfft!) we’ll revive it. Oh, the Spirit is so lovely we’ll win everybody to Jesus, hallelujah. Oh, that Spirit is going to bring us closer to God and make us so wonderful.”

Is that what It says? Who’s adding now? Get you right ready for the tribulation,  hottest part of it. I’m not fooling. I’m not teasing you. I believe God’s Word. You do what you want. I’m not your keeper.

I’m preacher and a teacher. I’m nobody’s keeper, you look out for yourself. Once I preach and teach my soul’s delivered, you do what you want. You don’t even have to come to church. Forget it. I’m laying it on flat, because I’m a flat preacher.

That’s what It said here. Didn’t say a lot of junk people tried to tell me, he said this. I’m quoting the prophet too, in all these things, don’t worry, weaving it right in.

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What is coming forth? Wisdom and knowledge. Now, you can’t see this per se, as other spiritual things might be seen in physical manifestation, or you can always tell when souls are being won. Men repenting, enjoying in the Lord Jesus Christ delivered from sin.

You can tell when fruit is growing. You can tell when people are getting healed. You can tell a lot of things, but you can’t tell this.

Like I said, years ago, I remember when I was sitting in school one day and I had my eyes closed so I could savor what was being said, and the teacher said, “Hey, you asleep?”

And I said, “No, I just had my eyes closed so I could better feel what’s in the literature.” I sat in the same class room, and I fooled the teacher with that intelligent look, and I was a billion miles away. Yeah. This is something nobody can get but you. And nobody could really tell if you got it.

Sorry about that. But I’m going to tell you, they are real and more valuable, that is, wisdom and knowledge are real and more valuable than all else in the world, for they are exclusively a product of the mind, and I’m speaking of Christ, and the Head, Who is Christ for the use of, and the perfection of the Body, the Bride, if there be a Body predestinated to perfection.

Now, there is a Body predestinated to perfection. And if It comes from the Head it’s got to be a perfection. Now, somebody say, “But Lord, you should have done it this way. Lord, it would have been good if You would have done this.”

He said, “No, it’s this way.” It’s a wisdom and knowledge. It’s from the Head.

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As Brother Branham said, “The last moving part of the body is the eye, then comes the mind.” This is the mind age, for the eye age has gone by the eagle prophet age wherein somebody saw for us. And all it takes is one eye to see for the body.

If the body has more than one eye, then the eye is not single, or the light in the body is not single. There’s two opinions, there’s two understandings at least. There’s got to be one mind. The Scripture speaks of one mind. There was one eye, the Elijah ministry, the rest are ancient ministry, it’s not a group ministry.

That’s Pentecostal hogwash. My God, a dead Baptist would know better than that, let alone a so called living Pentecostal. Now, don’t feel bad, I was formerly Pentecostal and I can gouge them up one side and down the other, because that’s my family tree; now don’t you try. See.

I was an awful Presbyterian to begin with and went to the Baptist finally till I got to this. I’m satisfied here.

The last moving part is the eye, then comes the mind. This is the mind age. The Head is here. The mind is here. Wisdom and knowledge are here. What else?

The mind says to the foot, “Move!”

And the foot says, “Do it yourself fathead!” Does it? The mind has one resource, knowledge. The ability to direct. The ability to find and re-find. See? Has all that.

So, wisdom and knowledge are here. But be careful, but even though it is of the mind, remember, it is the mind of God and therefore bypasses human mind. Now right away you see someone wants to cut in here. The church wants to cut in here and  said, “Hey, we’ll hold a conclave.

We’ll get to praying and fasting. Bless God, then sister so and so, you’ll get something. And sister so and so, you’ll get something. And bishop so and so, you’ll get something. And father so and so, you’ll get something. And reverend so and so…”

Sure you’ll all get a false revelation, because It bypasses the human mind. That lets you know flat that this thing is going to come on its own, and when it does, ain’t nobody going to be aware of It. That’s rotten English, but who cares. Got to be human mind at all. No way.

Something God’s going to do. The Head is here. Now, It tells you in [Ephesians 1:] 18, “The eyes of your heart…” Now that’s what it’s all about. Now, that’s faith, for faith it’s in the heart area. The soul area. Faith is revealed. Faith is a revelation.

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Now, let’s go back and see how this is in 1 Corinthians. And we’re going to look at 1 Corinthians a little different than you ever looked at It before. That’s what I like about Scripture. You start one place and you get some light, you keep going back and you get more light.

And pretty soon it becomes finalized. That’s the way the ages were. It started with number five. It went to number six, and under seven is perfection, conclusion, you have arrived.

1 Corinthians 2:3-7

(03) And I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling.

(04) And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:

(05) That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

(06) Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to [nothing]:

(07) But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the [foundation of the] world unto our glory:

In other words, unto our edification, our knowledge, our use of it, to get where we’re going to be and share in what he said.

1 Corinthians 2:8-13

(08) Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

(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.

(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…

Now who’s doing the speaking? Paul. Not the congregation. Not the church. Not the assured body of light. Hogwash. Paul’s doing the talking.

1 Corinthians 2:12-14

(12) … 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.

(14) But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

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Now, we must look at this perhaps as we never looked at It before in the light to which It is truly written.

1 Corinthians 2:1

(01) And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.

1 Corinthians 2:12-14

(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.

(14) But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

Now notice: in 1 Corinthians 14:36, It says:

1 Corinthians 14:36-37

(36) What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only?

(37) If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.

This is not a group revelation. This is not people getting the mind of Almighty God. Paul tells you how this Book came into business. How this Book came to pass. How that God spoke to him. It was God. One God speaking to one man, and he told the others what that one God wanted those people to know.

And that one God without that one man those people wouldn’t know [anything,] because that’s the Will of God. And people say, “Well Brother Vayle, I can’t agree, because God’s God, and He’ll do this to me.” You’re a liar and the truth is not in you. God will do His Own way.

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Let every man’s word be a lie, but let God’s be true.” [Romans 3:4] Where do you get the idea you can tell God what to do. And the Word of God says He never took council with you. And He’s not a man that He can change His mind.

Yet no doubt sitting here this morning there’s doubts among you. Every church has them. I’m trying to get rid of those doubts. There’s no place for them brother/sister. You got to come to the Word of God and stay there.

Now, It tells you right here that you need someone to help you when it comes to revelation. There’s nobody that smart, there’s nobody understands. I teach nothing of myself. If I can’t find what he said I’m not interested in teaching. “There has got to be an eye that’s single, or the body becomes full of darkness.” [Luke 11:34]

Now, let me make bold to say: that what we have in this hour that I have patterned on the apostle Paul who distinctly said those words which we teaching you, are the words wisdom which God Almighty set forth at this time, and for all ages that you might know.

Now, we’re looking at the very same Spirit of wisdom and revelation that was in the days of Paul reappearing and giving that same definitive revelation for this hour; which revelation was lost, because the Holy Spirit was not there in that form to give them the truth consistently.

It fell into men’s hands, and men begin adding, and men begin taking, but at the end-time it’s got to come back, because that Spirit is here to do it.

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Now, I make bold to say based on what I just told you: That this is the Third Pull that William Branham spoke of concerning the Word given. This is that Pull that he said, “the devil knows nothing of.” And he said, “Nobody can imitate It.” And he said, “I am not going to spill It, I am not going to tell It, until that moment when it’s too late.”

Now, for seven solid days he was in that room all alone with the Pillar of Fire hanging there. Seven solid days. Seven Mighty Messengers embodiment of the Holy Ghost. The seven Spirits before the Throne, what you might call emphatically typing the Seven Church Age messengers. Each One came down with a Message.

And each day, that man stood there silent in the Presence of God where angels could not approach unto It, except the Holy Ghost in the guise of an Angel, where spirits could not approach unto. Where man could not approach unto. And that night he came to Church and put on tape what was said.

And when It was said, it was too late for the devil to get a hold and change anything. Let men try to mess with this. It’s too late. Remember, there will not be history, because right after this revelation comes the Resurrection.

So, I make bold to say that was the Third Pull. You see? Is this also the silence in heaven come upon earth? Absolutely. Because this was the silence in heaven. But it was broken on earth because earth needed it, heaven didn’t need it.

And as far as I’m concerned the heavens could still be silent. And angels don’t need to know one thing about it, because they don’t have one thing to do with my redemption. Unless they want to come in golden chariots and fiery chariots and carry me home, well I’ll allow that and that’s all. Look how It came.

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In 2 Thessalonians 1:7, It tells us very, very completely and a part of the next verse with It:

2 Thessalonians 1:7-8

(07) And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus [Christ] shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,

(08) In flaming fire… [That’s exactly how They came. Ministering Spirits. Seven Mighty Messengers in the guise of Angels came down and brought the revelation.]

I want to turn to Psalms 46 for just a second here:

Psalms 46:1-2

(01) God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

(02) Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;

Now listen, that’s what he says when God’s there you don’t need to worry.

Psalms 46:3

(03) Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. [In the shape of the swelling.]

They say, “Hey, that’s a pretty picture. That just means, hey, let everything come tumbling down and bless God. And as long as God’s there you feel He’s there you can rest.”

That’s not what It says at all. It says, “He’s there, and these things will happen.”

Psalms 46:4-5

(04) There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.

(05) God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.

Now, that’s not New Jerusalem down the road. There’s nothing there to disturb Her equanimity (calm temperament) or anything whatsoever. This is talking about the Bride down here.

Psalms 46:6-10

(06) The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.

(07) The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.

(08) Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth.

(09) He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he [breaks] the bow, and [cuts] the spear in sunder; … [burns] the chariot in the fire. [When? Now! That’s not down the road, this is today.]

(10) Be still, and know that I am God…

They got a goofy program every morning on the air supposed to be religious, “Be still and know.” Why don’t they quote the rest of It? Because they don’t know God, and they don’t want to know God, except the god of their imagination, their stupidity.

Psalms 46:10-11

(10) … I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

(11) The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.

What God came down? “Oh,” you say, “that’s the God of the Gentiles.” How many gods are there, for Pete-sake? You know people can be downright stupid and they just burn me up. Then they say, “Don’t lose your cool.” I never had any in the first place. “God is our refuge and strength.” [Psalm 46:1] He’s here.

Let the squeeze come down. It’ll come down. You think Brother Branham said that Bride might be hunted as well? I don’t think he just said, might hunted like wild dogs. You think maybe, “Well hey, that’s a cute expression.” Well, how cute is it going to be when it happens? Will you be able to take it?

Sure if He’s Present. This is Romans 8. Do you understand what I’m talking about? You can’t talk about a Resurrection. You can’t talk about a change and verses round about it and not put the thing in focus and say, “Hallelujah, this is our God,” when these things happen.

Well, and verses He’s here. Nobody knows He’s here. Except a tiny little Bride. He’s here to reveal Himself.

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Matthew 16:15-18.

Matthew 16:15-16

(15) [And] He [said], But whom [do you] say I am?

(16) And Peter  said [unto him], Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.

Now the question was: “Who do men say that I the Son of man am?” So He said, “Who am I as the Son of man?”

Matthew 16:16-17

(16) … Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.

(17) And Jesus said… flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.

Now, there you are.

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Matthew 11:25-27. It’s got to be a revelation from the Father. Right? Okay, He’s got to be here then to give it.

Matthew 11:25-26

(25) At that time Jesus answered and said,… O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, [I thank Thee] because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.

(26) Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight.

In other words, that was the glory of God, God’s estimation. God’s estimation was to take the honor and preeminence. He said, “Alright, I’ll hide it from all these smart guys, reveal it to those little fellows that don’t have much on the ball. Just like babes along side of these big mental giants. See? I’m going to do it.

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Now, John 6: That shows you who It’s going to be revealed to. People say, “Well, Brother Branham had a thing against education.” Like fun he did. What he had against education was these educated guesses coming in and men say, “Well, we’ll figure this thing out. We’ll tell you what it is.”

When it takes a divinely revealed revelation to an individual who’ll tell that to the church. You show me what people are going to want It. I say, “Nobody’s going to want It if they’ve got any sense of organization, or any sense of unity with an organization, or any sense of a oneness with that organization.

They won’t want It, because God is going to take an old John the Baptist out there that comes cranking and mucking around. He looks like a ton of worms almost, and he acts the same way and cares less.

And they say, “Well, if that’s the best that God can pick, look at the fine boys we’ve got here, and the fine intellect. John can’t even talk.”

God says, “Babies.”

Babies in what? Babies in the world. Babies in the crud out here in the cosmos, the world system. He doesn’t care for it. He’s a babe. They can pick him apart any day of the week. They come stomping, and he’s got something from God.

But I’ll tell you one thing, the election will hear It. Who’s taught by election? Oh we’re just getting warmed up, steam hasn’t begin to rise yet, just wait a while.  (I’m just kidding you.)

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All right, John 6:45.

John 6:45

(45) [A]) It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God…

It’s not written in the prophets, “All thy children shall be taught of God.” [Isaiah 54:13] You know why this is said here? Because He’s talking to children. Go back and get your context. Everybody is not taught of God. I beg your pardon, all the children are taught of God. There’s a big difference. See?

John 6:45-46

(45) … Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.

(46) Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father.

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All right, Isaiah 54:11-14.

Isaiah 54:11-13

(11) O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colours, and lay thy foundations with sapphires.

(12) And I will make thy windows of agates, and thy gates of carbuncles, and all thy borders of pleasant stones.

(13) And all thy children (there it is. He was talking to them. That’s why He could leave out all thy children to) be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children.

All right, who’s going to get a revelation? He turns to those Pharisees and He said, “There’s no place in you for the Word.” And how are they going to get It? Look, don’t try to teach me electronics, you’re wasting your time. I’m not only not interested, I couldn’t do it if you taught me. Forget it.

And you going to teach somebody without that little cell down in there, teach him the Word of God, you’re mistaken brother/sister, you’re mistaken. You better get your election all lined up. You’d be voting for a Republican, you registered Democrat.

It’s just the same with this, you’ll vote for the devil every time. And you say, “I’m a registered Christian.” Ain’t no way, no way you’ll be that unless that seed’s down there.

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Now, here again we see the Alpha and Omega principle. Now we’re talking about the fact of revelation. We’re talking about the fact that God alone can give the revelation. We’re talking about the fact that He gives It only to those that are unwise and imprudent in the sense that they’re not out here in the world, and they know something which is wonderful as to their mentality, and their mental approach.

No way, they’re just simple ones that simply believe something that’s told them by John the Baptist.

Then He tells you that those are going to be the children of Zion. The ones that God brings forth through the prophet by the Word. God never brought anybody forth all by himself anymore than Adam did. He brought Eve here in order to reproduce Adam, but she fell by the wayside.

God has always had to use as it were the church the woman. And so therefore, God in that one that had those that has been elected they’ll keep bringing forth issue. The Word of God going down, going down, and bringing forth. As Brother Branham said, “God didn’t choose the stars, the moon, the wind, the sun to preach the gospel, He chose man.”

So therefore, that’s where you get your union. God bringing forth His children. All are going to be taught of God. See?

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Now, here we are at the end-time. The very end-time when the world is going to get moved. Things are going to get really rough. You’re going to see things get out of cater. The Coast could go down before the Bride’s gone. Get that flat.

Brother Branham intimated it, very strongly the West Coast will go down. I don’t say it will as ‘Thus saith the Lord’, I’m just saying it’s there. Alright, the earth is going to stagger. It’s going to be moved. It’s going to be revolving in a crippled way.

But It says, “God’s there, don’t you worry.” You’ve got one worry, not what man will do to you, he’ll only kill you. Just worry about the devil sneaking in with something. But he ain’t going to do it, because we’re Bride.

Now, He could do it before, but you see, the Bride’s pregnant with the Word. The mind has been closed up, the womb of the mind’s been closed up. That’s what this revelation comes to do. Is to close the mind.

Now back in the Book of Hebrews It says, “There’d be no more room for repentance.” I’ve got to tell you something: there’s no room in the Bride either. It’s all over! The wicked have put their ear to the door. The religious have put their ear to the door and they’ve swung you all through there, they’ll never hear It again.

And I’m going to tell you: when the Bride puts her ear to the door of God, He runs His Holy Spirit all through there by the Word, she’ll never hear anybody else either. No siree. She’s got her mark.

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Here’s the Alpha, Omega principle then again, the Logos that became flesh and tabernacled amongst men. Now, that Logos has the Word as His flesh for the visibility of God and tabernacled amongst men to turn flesh into Word, and Word into flesh.

Or we might say, make manifest in the Bride that Word of promise for the hour. Because that’s what It’s all about. What has God come to do? What did He come to do in the beginning? To start the Bride. What’s He come in the end? To finish the Bride.

Well, It’s the Finisher-upper. Now, God’s starting and God’s got to finish It. If God’s done It one way, He’s got to do It the same way.

Now, people don’t want to believe that. It’s right in the Bible. It tells you, “God in His ways never, never change.” [Malachi 3:6] As the prophet said it so beautifully, “If God had a better way than the Blood at the beginning then He should have not used the Blood.”

Because you see, God’s got to have the right way at the beginning, or God’s not God because He’s infinite. And people don’t want to believe it that God’s infinite.

They’ve got three gods lined up and they say, “Oh, the Father made a boo-boo when He brought Adam in and turned the devil loose.”

And I say, “Isn’t that stupid?”

I’ll even illustrate by the fellow he had a boa constrictor and he threw his cat in there and he went in the morning and the cat was gone. The boa constrictor had a big spot in his stomach. And he said, “Oh, poor little pussy-cat.” The boa constrictor done that?

Now that idiot knew that boa constrictor would get that cat. You think for one minute that God didn’t know what was going to happen in the Garden of Eden? Come on, don’t be naïve. Don’t be stupid is the word.

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God knew. Even challenged Adam. He said, “You’re going to leave Me for her.” He said. “For this cause a man leaves father and mother. I’m your Father and Mother. You’re going to leave Me for her.”

And Adam said, “No way, no way, no way.” But he did. The test was too much.

I can tell you about the free moral agency that God’s got. Nothing to it, I can hire all you guys here to lift two hundred pounds of cement off my truck if I had the cement. You’d work all day long, some of you couldn’t even lift it.

I’d say, “I’m sorry, you just lost your job. You fired yourself, you couldn’t lift my cement, you’re disqualified.” God didn’t make Adam sin, just disqualified himself. Simple as ABC. Yeah!

The beginning of the first. What God did at the beginning, He does at the end. Why? Because He can’t change. No way. He said, “I’m Alpha and Omega.” [Revelation 1:8] All right.

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Now, we understand we’re looking at that. We see this Presence of God the Holy Spirit, the Logos in the midst of the Church. We see what He’s come here for, to take on the mind of the Church. To head up the Church. To be the brains of the Church. To be the wisdom. To be the revelation. We know how He does it. We’re knowing to a degree why He does it.

Now, we’re going to study the words involved.

Number one: Wisdom.

Number two: Revelation.

Number three: Knowledge of Him.

For it is no longer knowledge, but personal knowledge of Him. Don’t ever think for one moment that this is wisdom and knowledge, because it’s not. It’s wisdom and the knowledge of Him. That’s a big difference. Anybody can have knowledge. But do you have knowledge of the atom? Forget it.

I’m not a scientist. I can’t even stand the thought of chemistry. Save it for somebody else. I can get out a cook book, don’t make awful good waffles …?… Get up here and preach a sermon. Mow the lawn if I’m lucky.

I don’t do those other things, don’t ask me to. I don’t have any knowledge of it. I’ve got knowledge of a lot of other things. A lot of that. Now see, this is a personal knowledge of Him.

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All right,

number one: Wisdom. Wisdom is cleverness, skills, the right application of knowledge. Wisdom is regarded as residing in the mind. It is a product of the mind.

Now, concerning wisdom: there is not one of us who would not first of all unhesitatingly turn to 1 Corinthians 1:30, because we know a nice little verse in there about it. And It says:

1 Corinthians 1:30

(30) But of him are [you] in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

Now, we would read that one first of all, if fact there isn’t anybody who wouldn’t turn there and take that verse and say, “Hey, I’ve got it, and that’s what it is.” But that’s not what it is. Taking that verse by itself we could say, “This means only the spirit of wisdom is the Spirit of Christ,” and pass on.

And we’ve been doing that for years. But it’s time to take a closer look. And for starters we better get the context, so we’re going to read 26-31.

1 Corinthians 1:26-30

(26) For [you] see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:

(27) But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;

(28) And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to [nothing] things that are:

(29) That no flesh should glory in his presence.

(30) But of him are [you] in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom…

In other words, he’s telling you here we have become literally the out-manifestation of the wisdom of God. See? Through Him there’s no wisdom that’s real outside of Him. But people are trying to put this off in some ethereal (heavenly) category, it won’t work. It is an out-working what he’s talking about in a righteous sanctification.

1 Corinthians 1:31

(31) …according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

Now, It categorically states that no educated person, no seminarian, no wise person, no prudent person, but only babes will get it from God. No one gets this anyway, except by direct revelation, or they will glory in His Presence and then despise God.

Because if you can come up with something that God Himself came up with, and you come up with it on your own you don’t need God. You say, “How am I going to find out?” I don’t want to be there when you do it. It’s called judgment, the White Throne.

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You know the seventy Pharisees that were called the Sanhedrin, they said, “You know we are so smart and so clever that when God gets in a bind, He cannot solve things, He calls on us.” That’s what they said. I’ve a terrible sense of humor. There’s some people I’m thinking of right now that I’m sure they feel that in their hearts that God has to call on them.

I’m not one of them. My horrible sense of irony and humor would disqualify me immediately. Though God is ironic and has the same sense of humor. He didn’t let His go to pot, the way I’d let mine go. That’s right.

If you can come up with something on your own, you think you’d dispose of the whole plan of Almighty God and put yourself up as a wise one? There’s nobody going to glory in His Presence. Nobody.

You know why? Even at this point, nobody can really see through the plan of God, I don’t care how shrewd William Branham was, and he was a prophet of God.

I’ll challenge any prophet living as far as I’m concerned at the White Throne, or any place else, they’ll never come up with what Jesus had. There’s no way. There’s no way to have what the Logos had. He can do his best and he can tell you and me, and we can get enough to put us through, but to ever run in conflict, or competition with brother, forget it.

It tells you right here: all you need is an open heart. A mind fertile with the Spirit, and God will build you up like an edifice or a field, that’s luxurious with the prime  growth of the Spirit of Almighty God and revelation. But, on yourself, you’re going to get nothing.

He said to those people, “You can’t get this Word, because there’s nothing in there.” Then God must have made…some people born with something in there. He had a natural election as well as a spiritual. He had to have. You see? No way, will you ever rise up against God.

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Now remember, what glory is today? That word ‘glory’. Now we know that glory can mean an ‘out-shining’, a ‘monumental presentation of power’, ‘something to stand back in awe of ‘. That’s wonderful, but that’s not the root of it. See? The root of it is what we’ve already said it is.

Primarily, the word ‘doxa’ in the Greek signifies an opinion, estimate, and hence the honor, or status resulting from a good opinion. Now, the thing within itself must have reality for the opinion to come forth which says, that’s honorable, that’s tremendous, that’s wonderful, that’s magnificent, nothing can touch it.

That’d be something to compare… The point is, now who can stand back and say, “That’s got real glory; that’s got real status; that’s got real honor?” See? Resulting in good opinion.

Everything that God is, He declares to us. He does, and brings it to pass. To receive God’s Own understanding and revelation of what that Word is doing and will do, will bring forth that same determination of God in the individual.

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Now, you listen carefully what I’m saying here. We talk about what glory really is. It’s the honor, it’s the status that is deserved. Nobody can have a good opinion unless he’s qualified to make an opinion.

A man came to me and said, “Hey Lee, why do you think this thing is short circuiting? ”

Now, I can snow you a little bit and I can say, “Well, I think it’s been grounded out. I think maybe water got in there.” I’m just thinking like a stupid jerk, I don’t know the first thing about it. My opinion is not worth a plug nickel.

If there’s anything that I could tell you if you were an electrician, anything I could try to conceive about you as an electrician, except that I saw it would work nicely when you do it is hogwash. Ha, ha, ha, you could snow me fifteen ways on whether you’ve got that thing in there right or not. You see, we’re talking about glory now.

We’re talking about… When you talk about that which is speaking of the things concerning  God, there is nobody but God qualified to give an opinion, and whatever that opinion is, is what you and I seize, and praise God for it, and say, “That is it, that’s the ultimate.” That’s the glory, that’s what we’re talking about, because you and I can’t do it. We look around…

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Look it, let’s make this very clear. If Jesus Christ was God manifest in flesh and He was, He was the biggest flop the world has ever seen. What did He actually do compared to what He could have done? He was a Rockefeller giving away dimes instead of millions.

He was a Joe Blow talking platitudes in the ‘Sermon on the Mount’ when He could have created worlds! Man doesn’t think like God. Man doesn’t know what God is. You got to stand back and try to find a way that God will tell him somehow what He is, and what is really right.

Now, this is what I’m talking about this morning that has come into the church. For the first time in two thousand years the Logos has Appeared and has talked to a prophet who Word by Word delivered the Messages that he was to give for this hour.

To show forth the wisdom and revelation of God. Now, we haven’t talked all about wisdom yet. We’re just talking how it’s coming in. We’re talking about God is doing it. This God of Glory is doing it, see?

Now, listen again then: to receive God’s Own understanding or revelation of what that Word is doing, and will do, will bring forth that same determination of God in the individual. In other words, I’m saying, God will tell you what He’s determined to do.

The promise of the hour reveals It, and that will be done in the hearer. That’s going to be done. There’s no way about it. When He declares Himself the Spirit of wisdom, He is going to deal with us in wisdom. When He declares Himself in revelation, He will give us the revelation. When He stands there and says… then the dead will be raised, we are going to be raised. Understand [what] we’re dealing with?

We’re not dealing with a hypothesis now, we’re dealing with the unveiling of a Reality. It’s no longer hypothetical and potential, It is now. All these years  have been veiled. The Seals have obscured It. Men have guessed at It, they poked at It, but you see, they didn’t know.

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Ever heard of that… Art Linkletter was great with this one. He made a sound on the radio and you were to guess what that sound was. I wonder how many people realized maybe the sound was one time someone taking a single hair and pulling a finger over it, and it was magnified a thousand times.

He had the craziest ones, I used to love to guess and my guessing was lousy. Never hit one. That’s what they did with the Word. They guessed for years. They looked at manifestations. They looked at what they thought was the best thing. They’ve got the finest brains, but that’s not it. See? Understand what we’re talking about? All right. Now, whatever God says will come.

Now, changed from glory to glory, that is the estimation or what God has declared proceeding from this. Now look, you couldn’t have it in Age number one. You couldn’t have it in Age number two. Three, four, five, it started to come back. See?

And the Life that was in the church as It came up was supposed to bring a resurrection, but It couldn’t until Age number seven. So therefore, the wisdom and revelation is heading toward the Resurrection. And that’s from glory to glory, what God has declared and given the revelation.

See, that this is that hour, and we’ve been going from it and at this stage we are in the Shout which is the revelation of the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him. God identifying Himself and that is the God of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of Glory and He is going to raise the dead, because God raises the dead.

Paul said, “Thinketh thou strange things oh king Agrippa that God should raise the dead?” He said, I know that you know these matters.”  [Acts 25]

And Festus got excited and said, “Paul you’re mad, much learning (he said) made you mad. You’re crazy.”

And he [Paul] said, “I’m not crazy.” He said, “This thing wasn’t done in a corner.” [Acts 26:26]

We can preach what happened in our day and people go around and say, “Well, never heard of William Branham.” Well, how about you going back to the jungle and ask if anybody’s heard of Jesus Christ? The thing was not done in a corner.  Our newspapers blazed it, but the same newspapers killed it.

You know why Billy Graham’s well known? Randal Hearst. Heard him in California and he sent out one line to all…it was just three words to every paper. “Puff Billy Graham” means to build him up. From that time he’s on fire. But everybody took it in their desire to destroy a prophet of God and what he did.

Even the story of that little boy in Reader’s Digest was a lie. They didn’t tell the whole truth. You can’t get anybody to tell the truth about God, unless he’s born again. And even then, he won’t know unless he’s been told by the instrument that God ordained.

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All right. Changed from glory to glory which is what we have, until it is what God Himself has revealed what He has determined for the beholder. What if He…be determined for the beholder an image like unto His Own? Which in this hour means the Resurrection.

And it is His Spirit in the Bride members doing it, or doing what is to be done according to God’s Own foreknowledge which is His Own Word that He gave.

Now listen: this Spirit cannot do anything in the Bride, or for the Bride unless it is according to God’s foreknowledge. The Spirit cannot speak outside of the realm of foreknowledge. That’s why Jesus said, “When He is come He’ll take the things and He’ll show them unto you.

He’ll show you things to come, He’s got a job to do. There’s something specific and it’s got to line up or that’s not the Spirit of God.”

Now listen: If this is what the Spirit of God is to do, and you show me the Spirit of God out here in the Charismatics, while you can kiss the pope’s toe and he talks in tongues and performs miracles. And though the Episcopalian or the Lutherans is the same thing, don’t tell me the Catholic priest are the only ones that take confession.

Your High-Anglican church takes confession and your Lutherans takes confession and pretty soon all the Protestants will take confession. And they’ll sit right there as God and they’ll say, “Are we not God, we’re manifesting so wonderfully.”

And the antichrist there’ll be a wonderful …?… fellow around men, only I don’t want to meet him. You like that kind? That I’m sure you don’t.  All right, remember every Age especially from five on has been the glory revealed. In other words, the Word until It is All in All at this hour.

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Now, let’s go back to 1 Corinthians 2:1-8 again…

1 Corinthians 2:1-6

(01) And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. [He said, “I wasn’t a high-falutin order and with all kinds of wonderful talk.”]

(02) … I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

(03) And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.

(04) And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:

(05) That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

(06) Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: [that means, ‘fully grown’,] yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to [nothing.]

You can sit down, and you say, “This is how it’s going to be. That’s how it’s going to be. We’ve got the Rapture figured out. We got this…”

Listen, I preach up here as though I’ve got it figured out based on a promise. What if I don’t have it figured out? What if the prophet didn’t have it figured out? Fap! Nobody goes anywhere.

You see how stupid it is to attempt to know something outside of the specifics of God. And oh thank God for this hour He said, “I sent Elijah. I do something unmistakable.”

People don’t want it, they want to make it on their own, they’re still like those little kids. You know when kids try to learn to walk. He pushes you aside, “oh I can Daddy. I can do Daddy.” Fap goes the kid, busts his skull.

You think that trains him? Fap! He’s out again, busting his skull. Kids are independent as hogs on ice, because they came from hogs on ice. That’s the trouble. Only a sheep will listen. Goats don’t listen, pigs don’t listen, nobody listens.

Takes a real sheep to listen, nobody else can. As I was with you that way… look it, no he said here:

1 Corinthians 2:6-7

(06) … the princes… come to [nothing.]

(07) … we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world [began,]…

Does that mean it’s not known? Absolutely not. It wasn’t known back there, it’s known now. It’s known in the days of Paul. It was something that they guessed at, that the Gentiles should be fellow heirs. They knew it was there. They knew it was there, but they didn’t want to recognize it, they put it back.

When will the Gentiles come in? Well maybe, fifty million years from now. They could spit on Him and hate Him. The Jews still love …?… Can’t blame them. Can’t blame them, roll with the punches. We asked for it. We made them what they are, let’s face it.

There’s some good ones though, I tell you, I know this about Jews. The conservative Jew is a man. He’s a real man. The Wall Street… that’s a different story. But I agree with Brother Branham, that fellow on Wall Street I wouldn’t worry about, but you’ve got some wonderful, wonderful Jews, that they’re real men of God. Now they’re going to make it, don’t think they won’t. They will be there.

1 Corinthians 2:1-8

(08) Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

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You know what? Two things: They wouldn’t have been left, and they wouldn’t have been done wrong. You realize what I’m telling you? If you don’t believe at this hour and you don’t get right with God the way Scripture says, you’re going to get left, and you’re going to have to answer, because you’re going to do wrong.

It’s not going to be any fun to be in the tribulation. Brother Branham said…you know that oath that was supposed to be written by the Roman Catholics, you know, that if you betray them or something, they’ll cut your stomach and go and fill you full of sulfuric acid and all… I forget what it all says.

I’m not much worried about it, because if they’re going to do it, they’re going to do it anyway. You know what I mean, just better get ready for it.

Brother Branham said, “I would sooner have that, then one hour in the tribulation,” something along that line. I don’t know what it means, but I know this one thing: people better be ready. And as I said the other day, it’s time to warn your kids, and say, “Look, if you’re not saved…”

Even then it doesn’t guarantee you’re going to make the Rap… Bride you better look deeper, but the thing is this: even the foolish virgins will die. but she is better dead in faith. Then it comes to the lake of fire, because if the tribulation is bad, what will the lake of fire be?

These are things to think about, they must be thought about, because it’s part of the end-time understanding what’s going to happen.

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Now listen: Paul said in 1 Corinthians 2:1.

“Brethren, I  came not to you with excellency of speech, of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. I did not come to you at the best my brain could produce. [He said,] I was trained by Gamaliel, for what I learned in human ways I count but dung, it is nothing. I did not use human wisdom to declare the testimony of God. [And testimony means ‘a declaration which confirms or makes anything known’. He said,] I never came to you and talked about a God I didn’t know.

I came to you and talked about a God that I did know face to face. And He’s the one when I said, ‘Lord, Who art Thou? And He said, I am Jesus. [He said,] I took it from that point for three years in Arabia. I heard from God and talked with God conversationally  and I’m going to tell you about Him.”

Number 2 verse:

“The revelation of the hour was Messiah dying for sins according to Scripture. [He said,] I determined not only among you, save Christ and Him crucified.”

That won’t work today brother/ sister. It’s Christ risen and standing here to raise the dead. I’m sorry, but that’s the revelation. Don’t go back. Don’t’ go back. You know why?

He’s all but off the Mercy Seat. He is off that. He’s on the Throne, but He’s still a Priest, He’s Melchisedec. Sure He is. He’s after the order of Melchisedec. Definitely, definitely, definitely, sitting on the Throne.

For He says in that last Church Age, “I’m going to let you sit on My Throne if you overcome like I did, like I’m sitting with My Father.”

I could say something here… I don’t know how we’re going to take it, but He could be sitting with the Father, but I say the Father’s here, because the Father could send the Logos. Now, we’re splitting it. Don’t ask me. Mystery of Godhead. It’s there, we’ll get to it don’t worry. I’ve got faith. I don’t believe I’ve got presumption, I think I’ve got faith.

This day He is Present to raise the dead, but He proves that He is alive from the dead. But He’s here to raise the dead. Yesterday He wasn’t. No, when He first came He was not there to raise the dead. No way.

He was there to declare He was risen from the dead, and bring a Church to God. Today the Church is in I believe, and He’s risen from the dead and He’s here to bring the Church in too. …?… it’s a Resurrection.

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Now,

1 Corinthians 2:3-4

(03) … I was with you in fear, and trembling. [And so on.]

(04) … my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:

I did not entice you to use your own mental skills, but to prove the Word of God of the hour by the power of God. What did Paul have in his grasp? I don’t know. I don’t know.

I really cannot tell you how Paul proved the Word, but I do know this: he was proven to be that one the same as William Branham at the end-time was proven to be this one. There’s no way that you can get by that statement.

1 Corinthians 2:5

(05) That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

Your faith does not stand in man’s word. That fails for man is not omnipotent, but in the Word of an Omnipotent God.

1 Corinthians 2:6

(06) Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect… [and so on.]

However there is a wisdom of God that will be manifested when all else fails. That’s right. That’s right, when everything else fails and goes down, you’ll see. And people are saying, “Hey, shouldn’t this of happened? Shouldn’t that have happened? What’s going on?” It’s already gone past you and you didn’t even know it. See?

1 Corinthians 2:7

(07) But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom of God… [and so on.]

We reveal that wisdom of God, which God has ordained. That we approve and we will if we are ordained to be. In other words, you’ll never approve what God is doing unless you’re ordained to it. No way. No way.

When this Message gets down to the final wire, I doubt there will be hardly anybody believe in it. Maybe there’s going to be a whole lot more than I think. But I know one thing: there will be the teeniest handful of those who are changed, because the rapturing faith that living here change are going to be minimal.

1 Corinthians 2:8

(08) Which none of the princes of this world knew: [or] they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

That’s right. The human mind cannot get it, so it crucifies them. Same as Hebrews 6. Why do you think that Brother Branham preached the judgment, the trial? Because what they’re doing with the Message, they’re turning it down flat. They couldn’t understand It.

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You think people understand serpent-seed? Come on. You talk about the serpent being a beast. That’s just an animal. What about the four beasts in the Bible with the four and twenty elders? Magnificent creatures. The beast was so close to a human being it was prettier than a human being.

There wasn’t a woman he couldn’t of seduced. He was more human in qualities that we like than Adam was human in quality. Let’s face it, you think he didn’t have a way with women that Adam didn’t have? Come on. Fap!

He was a million times ahead of Adam. She was seduced and she liked him. You tell people that today and they visualize some great big hairy Clydesdale coming along. Well, have you ever seen a snake with hair on it? Come on, don’t be ridiculous. He was a boa constrictor.

God changed him from almost a human being to a boa constrictor, he the one with the remnants of hip. He’s the one that breeds in the mounting position, he’s not like other snakes at all. Certainly.

Do you think people want to believe the truth? No, they just say, “a serpent?” and they run screaming. You think they are going to investigate? Do you think they are going to look? No! They just scream. Preachers, Pentecostals especially and stupid doctors.

You talk about human cells and animals cells, they’re related, because animals were made first and we were made, we’re animal. You talk about …?… injecting the parathyroid cells into a woman whose parathyroid’s were cut out and she got better.

Doctors reject it, yet it’s a proven fact. Doctors reject everything where somebody could get better, without millions of dollars I suppose, or what it has come to. Come to a place where everything is a farce, everything, the church is a farce. The doctors are farce, they stink worse than the guy here.

Why do you think plumbers organize? Do you think a plumber can do better job on your sewer than you can do? No, he wants your money. So he pretends that you might get gas with sewer gas. Ha! you ought see some of the jobs I’ve seen by so-called plumbers. Money under the table.

The whole thing’s a stinking mess I tell you. Human mind can’t grasp this. Human mind will crucify it. The human mind crucifies everything that’s new. But this isn’t new. Just the Word of God being fulfilled and they crucify It. Say, “We can’t have It.” Can’t have it. Yet the Bible teaches It. “Never mind what the Bible teaches, just bypass It. We’re God.”

And then Protestant say they’re not Roman Catholic? Who are the first ones to say they had the right to change things? And the Protestants are fighting the Catholics? Stupid. They should get together and have a love feast. I’m going to vote for that.

Get it over with. Oh sure they’re doing it. …?… how stupid can you get? They eat ice-cream, we eat ice-cream, but because theirs is pink, and ours is red, it makes a difference? Hogwash. Same ice-cream, eat it. They’re going to get together brother/sister. The buzzards get together, the eagles get together.

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All right, we go to Ephesians 1 again. That’s that Spirit of wisdom and revelation. This time we’re going to read chapter 1, starting at verse 8.

Ephesians 1:8

(08) Wherein he has abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence.

“Wherein he has abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence.” Now that’s the thing we’re talking about. So let’s read the verses that couch It.

Ephesians 1:3-6

(03) Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

(04) According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

(05) Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

You see right there, It shows you that this is where God says His wisdom is coming forth, and must receive honor. How many people honor God for election? Most of them hate Him for it.

Wait a minute, they say, “That can’t be a wise decision. How can anybody be commended for a thing like that?” They don’t understand. See? Now:

Ephesians 1:7-8,10-12

(07) In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; [How do you like that?]

(08) Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; [How do you like that?]

(10) That in the dispensation of the fullness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:

(11) In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

(12) That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.

Now, as I see this, I see foreknowledge and election and predestination outlined here, and I see wisdom is election unto predestination.

Now:

Ephesians 1:8-12

(08) Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;

(09) Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he purposed in himself:

(10) That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: [Now, that’s those elected ones that He brought to birth.]

(11) In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

(12) That we should be to the praise of his glory…

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Now, he’s talking about that wisdom there. Now let’s just hold it, and go to Romans 9:11. All right.

Romans 9:11

(11) For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;

Now, It tells you right here that the purpose of God cannot stand apart from election. Now, It tells you here that we have been… first of all we were foreknown; He chose us in Him, foreknown, then we were predestinated to adoption, the means that were required to do it; those means were supplied, then He is going to gather us according to what He has desired.

Now, he says here: “He abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence.” [Ephesians 1:8] Now, in other words, He could not abound without wisdom and prudence. And the wisdom and prudence in my understanding here is: that this is election unto predestination.

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Now let’s read with this, Romans 8:28-31. I read that 9th one, now showing the purpose of God stands in election. You’ll never change it. And that purpose of God is what we see outlined here in the Book of Ephesians. No way you can change It.

Romans 8:28-31

(28) And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. [Now listen:]

(29) For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed [into] his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

(30) Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

(31) What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

Now, It says over here in Ephesians: He chose us in Him. He predestinated…this is where He abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence. And what is going to happen, the good purpose of Him which He purposed is absolutely going to take place.

So, what you’re seeing here, is here the wisdom of God manifested. The God Who predestinated a people to the resurrection, to the Tree of Life who would never die, but be changed. That God is here now revealing Himself. This was His wisdom.

It was His wisdom in the Garden that Adam fell. It was His wisdom that Eve fell. It was His wisdom they couldn’t get to the Tree at that time.

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Now, in His wisdom it’s all manifested and brought right down here to this end when He stands as that One manifesting His wisdom. And the manifestation of His wisdom has started now in His revelation of Himself in His attributes, which will culminate in a Bride being raised from the dead, and the present living members changed and Him caught away.

Now, that’s the One of wisdom. Man would never have said that. Well, listen, “How in the world would God have ever done that in the first place? What would make God to have people that are going to fall? What would make God that He could stand back and let people suffer?”

As the guy said about Brother Branham, he said, “The worst crook of that whole bunch is that William Branham.” He said, “You mean to tell me that God will sit back like a fat old Buddha with his hands on his belly and look complacently while women are being cut up and their babies thrown to hogs and everything going through like that.”

And Brother Branham said, “The thing is he doesn’t recognize the attributes of God.”

Now, what you’re seeing here is this God of wisdom, Who would contain all this knowledge and ability, having run through the ages is here now to finish it. And He’s revealing His wisdom to the people. And the people say, “Ah, who needs it? Who needs Elijah? Ah, fap, we’re born again.

Come on, this fellow’s as good as that fellow. Who knows this? Who knows the other thing? Oh, we’re doing just fine. Well look, if it was good enough for my mammy, it’s good enough for me.”

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You see why Brother Branham hit organization, grandma, grandpa and all that stuff? They were turning down the wisdom of God. Standing, he couldn’t stand. I can stand and tell it better than he can. A hundred times better, because he didn’t dare be that bold. I can be as bold as brass and care less.

You mean to say that Brother Branham would stand up there and let the people know? He had to talk in riddles and mysteries and go forward and come back, and go forward and come back. I don’t have to talk in riddles and mysteries. Fap!

We’re over that nonsense, we’re right here where it is. I can declare to you, see, what has transpired, what is going on here at this moment, see.

Now, this is a heart proposition. This is something getting way deep down in here. See? The Spirit of wisdom, that One that planned all this, the Fount of All Knowledge. The Source of All Purpose. Notice the purpose in there, see, what He was going to do.

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Now, let’s go to Colossians 2:1-3.

Colossians 2:1-3

(01) … I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;

(02) That their hearts [being comforted], being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God… [Now that little verse in there about Father and Christ, leave it out. That’s not in the Greek.]

(03) In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

Now, It tells you right there. Now he said, “You haven’t seen my face.” But he said, “Their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding.”

Well, you say, “Hey you know, I don’t think we really need to know too much about God. I tell you what, there’s a God out there and He loves us. And if we just love everybody it’s going to be so nice. Just be nice, be nice.” Well, I ain’t nice. I ain’t Mr. Nice. I wish I were, but I’m not.” [said in a overly sentimental voice] Paul wasn’t either.

Listen, what is this guy Paul saying here? “Being knit together in love and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God.” We are coming to the superlative that Paul prayed for and couldn’t have. They couldn’t have it.

There was only a few years of His manifestation. We’ve had two thousand to see exactly the attributes of God, and the intricate weavings and the way He was weaving His tapestry. Through hideous wars of unbelief, and crime and vengeance.

Corruption that’s reached its peak today, and God still stands back with the mystery of His glory. But It says, you’re getting in on the revelation of to a full assurance of that wisdom, the prudence of God.

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Oh listen, what a revelation this age has had. The Bride isn’t even aware of it. See? Where’s the time to think about it? “To open the heart and mind to it,” he said. “Why,” he said, “you’ve had a great conflict. Why you want to see my face?”

You want Paul to come here and say, “Paul listen, Paul look, we agree with Peter. You say so many things that tear us to pieces. You say so many things that we don’t understand, we know what’s the truth. What’s it all about Paul?”

“Oh,” he said, “now if you can see my face and I could sit and talk with you.” We’re seeing It face to face in the Word and talking It back and forth revealing Himself today brother/sister. See?

“To the riches with the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgment.” Who wants to acknowledge that a prophet stood here? Who wants to acknowledge that God stands here? Who wants to acknowledge as a revelation?

Who wants to acknowledge that this is the open door, that this is what God said? This is part of the predestinated plan, for a predestinated people to bring them to the place where God said, “I want you,” which is glorification. They said, “Put it to one side.”

Then you tell me they’re Bride? Come on smarten up. I don’t want to make you mean. I want to make you perceptive. It’s not mean to kill a snake. I’m not calling people snakes now, I’m talking about ideas. See? All right.

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Now, the mind of God is above alone. The mind of God alone is to be treasured. And because, “Man shall not live by bread alone, he lives by the Word of God.” [Luke 4:4]

Now listen, you put these verses of Colossians I read and Ephesians together and we find 2 Corinthians 3:15-18. Now weaving the Word of God back and forth I got every right to do it. All right let’s look at It.

2 Corinthians 3:15-18

(15) But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart.

(16) Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away. [In other words, when there is a movement, the Spirit moving the heart toward God.]

(17) Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. [And He’s here today.]

(18) But we all, with open face… [the veil is off the faces. Creeds and dogmas have been taken away for the first time in two thousand years. The Word of God is an open revelation for the first time now since Paul.] beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord…

What God said. What God’s opinion was. What God’s estimation was. What’s worthy in God’s sight. And you know what’s worthy in God’s sight? We’re going to get changed from what God’s glory was revelation, to revelation, to revelation. Precept upon precept, line upon line.

Here a little, there a little. Word, Word, God’s been doing it. Right. Till there’s going to be a Bride stand right here. Changed in Her members, with all the glorified numbers all about Her. You talk about a jubilee. Now that’s in the Word. And It goes from glory to glory. Goes from revelation to revelation.

This is the wisdom of God. Two thousand years of it, man has bypassed it and said, “What’s it all about? What’s it all about? What’s it really all about?”

And a man comes down anointed by God, a prophet sent from God, the Holy Ghost descending by His Spirit. The Word of God descending by that Spirit that’s on his spirit. He veiled with the Word of Almighty God, and that Word veiled in him comes forth and brings forth the Word of God. And people say, “Well, that ain’t the way the pope taught it.”

They’re like a fellow out there in Newfoundland, he’s changing a bit. One day his son who believes this Message said, “Dad, look it,” he said, here’s what the Word of God says.”

“Hey, never mind the Bible, (he says,) I got me the little black book.”

He’s Pentecost. He talks in tongues. Don’t try to hem him in. He’ll jump over the pews and jump over you too. He’s going to dance and fling, hallelujah. But never mind the Bible, I got me a book. Hope it’s the right book on Judgment Day. I’m not judging him. He’s already judged himself. But he better change before it’s too late.

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Ephesians 4:17-23.

Ephesians 4:17

(17) This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,

That’s after the Holy Spirit comes and sets the Church in order like He’s done today. You want to go back? Go back to Pentecost?

So we went up to Sis. Branham’s funeral, we went to have dinner afterwards naturally; Pentecostal  …?… either, man who believes this Message sat there talking about that little funny picture you know, supposed to be like that one with the Cloud you know, twenty six miles across and thirty miles high you know, taking over somebody’s church.

He asked me a question… I snap people, I shouldn’t. Ah fap, who cares. You get to the place, oh what’s the difference, they aren’t going to listen anyway.

So I said, “What are you back in Pentecost somewhere? Why do you want that junk?”

“Well,” he said, “you know it could encourage somebody.”

If you don’t know what it is, where it comes from, where it’s going, how do you encourage? Are we idiots? Merciful God, if you want a good feeling let me tell you how to get it. I will take you down to a laboratory in one of the bigger hospital, University Center of Science.

And I’ll get him to drill you brains and collect little anodes and cathodes or God knows what they are and drill into your brain and you can have any thrill that you want. It won’t cost you anything. If you feel like jigging, you got to jig.

If you feel like smiling, you’ll smile all day long. And I’m going to say one thing to you, you may not like if you’re a sex monster and that’s all you want, you can get a sex thrill day and night, just get the right things in your mind hooked up. What do you want, if you don’t know where you’re going? Some kind of feeling?

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Look, I’ve driven, I’m not good at directions. Many times I knew I was going north, but I was going east, west or south but wasn’t going north. You follow what I’m talking about? Your minds had better be under control with this Message. This is what tells the truth, not something else.

Ephesians 4:17-18

(17) … walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, [puffed up. You’ve got your own thoughts.]

(18) Having the understanding darkened, [now listen:] being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:

Now, this tell you that you’re not born again, if you’re off the Word. Then why do people talk about a life? The evidence isn’t the life. You’re talking about a Life. What is the evidence of that Life? Believing in the Word. Man come along and say, “Hallelujah, I’m born again,” then deny the Word of God as Brother Branham said?

Ephesians 4:19-21

(19) Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

(20) But [you] have not so learned Christ;

(21) If so [you] have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:

Hold it. When did they see Jesus and hear Him? When they saw Paul. That didn’t make him Jesus. When he veiled that Word, and that Word was coming from Him he was God to that people, period.

Ephesians 4:22-23

(22) That ye put off former [behavior of] the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; [or pleasures.]

(23) And be renewed in the spirit [in] your mind;

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1 Corinthians 13:9.

1 Corinthians 13:9

(09) … we know in part, and prophesy in part.

A prophet could only go part way. The Seals were missing. John could only go part way. Thunders were missing. Paul could only say certain things, he couldn’t say certain other things. He could only hope and pray for things. But he himself said, “I hope to be in a certain place.” We’ll talk about that a little later, we’ll get to it.

1 Corinthians 13:10-11

(10) But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.

(11) When I was a child, I [spoke] as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

He’s telling you what’s going to happen. You’ll be grown up. You’ll have those things. We’ll talk about that later too in another message. You’re going to be different.

1 Corinthians 13:12

(12) … now we see through a glass, darkly; then face to face: now I know in part; then [I’ll] know as [I’m] known.

And when you come to that Glory you will be changed without death. That can’t happen to only a very few people. But it’s happening now.

You say, “Well, will you be there Brother Vayle?” I don’t know. Nobody knows. We’re pressing into It. And we know we’re part of It.

You mean to tell me Christ becomes revealed, increased in His Word, becomes increasingly revealed? And you know that you’re knowing more about this Word you’ve known last year, and the year before. And the year before, and the year before.

You know every year you’re growing up and growing up, and growing up. You’re approaching that image more and more. I don’t know and you don’t know if you’re going to be here. But somebody is going to be here that’s going through those steps. Face to face. Yes sir. Changed to that Glory.

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Now, in Ephesians 1:17, that Spirit. It is the hour of the full revelation of God. Even as God walks and talked with Abraham and revealed Himself, and His plans before Sodom which was deliverance before destruction.

“The righteous will not be destroyed with the wicked.” As Malachi [4:] said, “Behold, the day cometh shall burn as an oven while the wicked shall, we know perish. But unto you that believe My Name, are listening to me, hear My Name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings. You’ll tread down the wicked, there’ll be ashes under the soles of your feet.” Same thing.

It is indeed Revelation 10:1 and 7 combined. That is God the Logos and the prophet. For the mystery of God Himself is finished in the Gentile age for this hour when the Logos comes down and speaks through a prophet. Absolutely, the thing is wound up and time runs out for the Gentiles. You can’t deny it, because the Bibles says so.

The Spirit of wisdom is now in the Church revealing the hour of the Bride, and revealing the deep secrets of God. And He tells Her, this is that hour that I am here, to get you away from destruction to present you faultless before My Presence and to change you.

Now, Who is doing it? The Father of Glory. God clothed in His Word. Veiled and revealing Himself through the veil. That’s absolutely right. He revealing Himself through the veil. He is showing Himself to those that they might understand the Word, and he that sees Him Who is veiled in that Word.

In other word, sees that Word brought to them, and sees the mystery of God, see what God is doing. That one is actually seeing God revealed. (I quoted that out of Samuel the other day.)

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Now, men by wisdom has never known God. 1 Corinthians 1:21, tells you that categorically.

1 Corinthians 1:21

(21) For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, [It tells you that. But it is the wisdom of God that allows God to make Himself known to man. But It says,] it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

Now, why is it the foolishness of God? It wasn’t foolishness. Yet men called it foolishness. That’s what it’s all about. They’ll even say, “Hey, if this man is predestinated, why is there preaching?” That’s God’s business in what He is doing.

It’s the same thing; if God saves a man who needs Elijah? God says we need Elijah at this hour. So therefore we believe it.

You see there’s… how can a man say he’s a Christian full of the Holy Ghost and turn down the Word? I’ll tell you why. He hasn’t got the Holy Ghost and the Word is foolishness to him. So, when the Word is preached in truth, “aw, that’s a bunch of nonsense.

We’ve heard the Elijah stuff, Elijah garment.” But there’s got to be a real one sometime.

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Listen, for years they preached a phony virgin birth. When men got sexed they all entered the temple, they made it possible the women could come in at night and the men would pretend there’s nobody in the temple, they had a trap door they’d come up and abuse the women sexually.

Then the women got pregnant, had babies, they said, “Oh, that was by Thor, by Odin, that was by Luce(?), that was by this and that.” And right off the bat then, virgin birth was a bunch of junk. But there had to be a true virgin birth sometime, or let’s go home, forget it. If He wasn’t virgin born, what’s He going to do for us? Forget it. He ain’t going to do nothing for us.

We should have just eaten, drunk, and be merry. Who cares? Even that’s not too good, because that gets stale. Yeah. Even the finer, grosser pleasure gets stale. Who knows which way to go? Finally up becomes down, and in becomes out. It’s a complete mess.

Here’s the answer, [Brother Vayle taps on the Bible] wisdom of God. Wisdom of God. Man full of the Holy Ghost, “Hey, that’s right, that’s right.”

“Well, never saw that.” Wonderful. But the guy not full of the Holy Ghost goes back. He’s got his creeds and dogmas. He’s veiled to it. “Well,” you say, “I can’t see that.” Naturally.

Guy said to Brother Branham, “Well Brother Branham,” he said, “I wouldn’t believe in a miracle if I saw you raise the dead.”

He said, “Naturally, you’re not a believer. This is for believers, you’re an unbeliever.”

You follow me? Okay.

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Now listen: It’s the wisdom of God that allows God to make Himself known to man. He does it by preaching. Now hold it. You’re going to see Him face to face, glory to glory, image to image, and it ends it, right? How? By preaching. No way out.

God said through Brother Branham, that: “John the Baptist foreran the first coming, your Message will forerun second.” You cannot get by preaching. That’s all that it meant. “William Branham, I’ve ordained you a prophet to preach.”

That’s why he could say and weave back and forth, “I never said I was a prophet. You said I was. I’m a preacher.” Preacher means ‘prophet’. There’s your answer right there. Preach it. He wasn’t outside the Scripture. He was in the Scripture.

But he fooled a whole lot of people who weren’t in the Scripture and thought they were. He proved they’re outside the Scripture. Did they come back in? I hope they will, I don’t know. That’s the Kingdom of God.

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Now is Christ Present amongst us to raise the dead, by placing Himself at the head of the Church. So the Message of the hour, the fullness of the Godhead in the Word is here and shows us that He is the same “yesterday, today, and forever,” as in Hebrews 13:8, proving Malachi 4:5,6, and Deuteronomy 18:15.

Which you know, “I must send Elijah, and that prophet will prove who he is and you must hear him.”

The whole evangelical world is trying to get into the Resurrection and the Rapture through a Sixth Age message that carries over from Wesley. It won’t work! See? It is now Acts 3:19.

A revival from the Presence of the Lord, and then the ministry of restoration of God’s Word. It is Revelation 10:1-7, and Revelation 22:8 for the opening of the Seals and the dividing of the people from the righteous and the unrighteous. The wisdom of God declared today.

It says, “Elijah must come and restore the Word.” [Matthew 17:11] That means the Logos is here, and It must be here, or 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17 cannot take place, because, “the Lord Himself must descend from heaven with a Shout, with the voice of the archangel, the trump of God: and the dead in Christ must rise first.”

The entire revelation, God’s wisdom is amongst us. And I hope you get It. His wisdom here amongst us is God finishing his foreknown plan for redemption by revealing it Himself and personally calling and predestinating It in the flesh.

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Now, I want to read to you something Brother Branham said.

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[30]  See that perfect continuity of the Scripture? (Here we live in it.) The mysteries, even of the baptism in the Name of the Lord Jesus, and away from the Oneness idea, and these other things, how the Holy Spirit had moved that in and showed it perfectly; and the true baptism of the Holy Spirit, the Token, and everything, and placed it; and how He placed every reformer, and everything just exactly, right before our eyes. And it’s not in a corner; it’s world known. [Now listen,] Jesus, the Son of God revealing Himself by the Scriptures, making that Scripture, that had been predestinated to this day (like it was to that day, and all other days), live.

Now that’s what he said. The Scripture had been predestinated for every hour, and in the hour of Its predestination It lived. Now I ask you a question: How does It live? By coming to pass. But what is the use for a people?

And the people of this hour has been from revelation to revelation, from glory to glory, God’s Own assessment and revelation and approval on God’s Own work, so God is here today approving of His work which is us. Which will come forth in His image.

That Word today predestinated is living today. And we are that Living Word. And he says, “to believe It, is the evidence of the Holy Spirit, righteousness.” Which means, you are righteous with God’s righteousness on the grounds that you believe this Message.

You are a part of It. Because if you weren’t, you couldn’t believe it. You’d say, “No sir! It’s not for this hour.” You couldn’t get It.

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All right. Now listen: People just don’t like God’s way of doing things. They try to stereotype him. It won’t work.

Number one: But he’s always is in that Word. That’s where God always is. Living in revealed Word. Not word of man’s ideas and understanding. Where men take the Bible and don’t know what It said. And they come to a conclusion or compare what different men say, or different translations.

Say, “Well, looks the best I could look here.” There comes a day which is our day. When a man stands and says, “This is It.”

Number two: The wisdom. God Himself doing and proving and manifesting His eternal purpose, fulfilling His plan or Word and letting the Church in on the secret. That’s the wisdom of God. What God has always been doing. What He’s doing now.

He lets us in on the secret, and says, “Look, I am here and this is what’s going on.” And He reveals Himself. See? All right, now that’s the category of wisdom.

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Okay, what I’m going to do in spite of the fact that I’m able to preach for another hour, I’m going to be nice to you, which is very embarrassing to me. I’m not a nice guy, [some laughter] and let you go and I’m going to recap Sunday. I’m going to break this down and recap.

Now, you’ve heard what I’ve been saying here, and I equated wisdom to what God Himself ordained within Himself for His true purpose. And the purpose of God stands in election. No way would it ever come forth.

Now the Great Elector, the Foreknower that started it and revealed Himself as that One back in the Garden, revealed Himself to Noah. Revealed Himself to Moses. Revealed Himself through Jesus. Revealed Himself to Paul. Revealed Himself today, that same One has only one purpose, one objective.

That is: He wants this earth covered with sons of God who are in obedience to Him through the Holy Spirit.

Now look it: He’s right here today to finish it off, and He is showing forth the wisdom of the ages and has proved it. And brother/sister, I don’t care how long you’ve got to sit, or how long you’ve got to walk, or how long you’ve got to wait, there is a Bride out here somewhere if we’re not that Bride.

You better believe it. And she is going to make that Resurrection, and she is going to stand right here, a few of them, and they are going to be changed. Because He is here to do it. And the God of wisdom, (see,) that One is here, Who did this whole thing and stands for the whole thing. And now He says, “I’m revealing Myself.”

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Now, we haven’t even got to another section. Because the next section says, the knowledge of Him.” And this is the personal knowledge of God Himself that comes to the churches. See what you’re dealing…you’re not dealing with now premises.

You’re not dealing with doctrine. You’re not dealing with principles, though they’re still there. You’re dealing with a Person. “I’m the One that did it.” Remember, Brother Branham screamed, “I’m the One that did it.” …?… “I’m the One that did it.” Now, He’s standing here today. “I’m the One that did it, and I’m doing it.” You see? Now, we’re talking about Him. See?

I hope you’re getting to understand. It’s going to take repetition and deep thinking to get what… to follow me here. And I’m going to be honest with you, if I never had my notes I’d no more stand up here than nothing.

No way! I’ve got books strung around the place by the hour after hour, if I’m looking into these things to dig down to see where one thought goes, one thought goes something else. And I’ve done the best I can do you for you this morning, and I hope you’ve caught some thoughts.

I know it’s kind of rough, but we’ll go over it again. And I intend to go over and over again until it becomes a part of our very minds and our very thinking, that there’s no doubt, say whether worried or not He stands here and there’s a Bride.

That’s what I want amongst us today brother/ sister. And I want us to know what’s following up, because look, it isn’t going to hurt us. It isn’t going to hurt us.

I say this with all sincerity, if we’re wrong we’re still the closest to being right. You say, “That doesn’t count.” Don’t you kid me. On Judgment Day it’s going to count an awful lot, because if we miss this, we’ll be in the second resurrection and judgment. And how we treat this brother/sister and it’s got to be of God.

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I tell you, those people that made God, made William Branham God, I agree with Brother Branham, I hadn’t known he said it when I approached him on the subject years ago. I said, “Brother Branham, on Judgment Day I believe it’s going to be easier on the people that made you God, because at least they saw something than on those who saw nothing.”

How blind is a man that can see nothing? How blind can a man get? The god of this world blinded their eyes. And you know what the tragedy is? And they say, “We see.”

And Christ answers back, “And because you say you see, your sin remaineth.” Where’s the atonement? It’s serious business brother/sister. But, I hope that you enjoyed the service this time. I don’t know it’s up to you.

If you don’t enjoy them let me know, and I’ll find you somebody that you can work with… I wouldn’t know myself what a person could enjoy once you get into this Message. Of course you’re to enjoy somebody’s preaching a whole lot better than mine I don’t say that.

But myself I could never believe for one minute that there’s anything that I could listen to, anything I’d want to listen to outside of this Message. And getting into the Word here, because brother/ sister it’s part of the end-time. And I believe we’re part of that. Lord bless you, let’s rise.

Kind heavenly Father, we thank You again for mercy and grace, Lord, which is what we’re bound to thank You for all the time, even those moments when sometimes we feel we’re far from mercy and grace, or mercy and grace are far from us.

Oh, we’re a little prone to go by feelings and we shouldn’t be, but we know this one thing: the prophet said that you are here in mercy, revealing Yourself to the Church. And I’m so glad, Lord, it’s in mercy, that it can be done in mercy. It makes me feel so good to know that the atonement, the high-priesthood is perfect. It’s absolutely tremendous, there’s nothing in the way or out of the way.

It’s just marvelous. And to know, Lord, that You’re showing us these things and a lot of it we dig for, and a lot of it kind of goes over our head, Lord, but some of it’s trickling down inside, and we’re getting all the more sure that we have seen Him revealed to us.

And we see Him in that Word, and we’re going from glory to glory we know that. We know that to be a fact.

For as Luther outshone the Catholic’s, and Wesley the Lutheran’s, and Pentecost the Wesleyan’s. So this Message must absolutely pick up the loose ends and come forth for the full presentation.

Lord bless each one. I pray my God, that not one shall leave here hungry in the sense of not having found some help. Merciful God, hear our prayer and fill these people minds and hearts, Lord, with the Word, that Word of faith, Lord, where they can rest assured and know that they’re going onward and upward.

Not a matter of slogan anymore, like people have slogans. It’s not that. It’s not a catchy phrase, Lord. It’s Reality, it’s Truth O God, and we’re standing in It.

So our Father, we commend ourselves unto you and the Word of your grace, and believe, Lord, that you will lead us until we’re matured, and until, Lord, there will be the Resurrection and we a part of It somehow, somewhere.

And unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the Only Wise God be all power, honor and glory through Jesus Christ. Amen.

‘The Lord bless you.’

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