Ephesians #05c2The Revealed Knowledge of God
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Heavenly Father, we thank You that we know that One Who came into the world by flesh is here by Spirit in a way that He has not been here for roughly two thousand years has come back into the Church again.
And we would pray, Lord, that You would so solemnize our hearts by Your Own health and wellness, we can appreciate that Presence as we never appreciated that Presence before. And we may understand, Lord, with an understanding we have not previously had.
A revelation, Lord, that has not been previous been as deep and as wide and as impelling, and compelling, Lord, as we know that it must be. So, we’re looking to You today for help.
And You said that You were nigh unto all those that called upon you for help. Then how much more when You Yourself come of Your Own accord in our midst to do a certain work? So we call for that help this morning.
Lord, help us we pray to honor Thee, to worship Thee, O God, to know Thee as we have never known Thee previously. And we’ll be careful to give You the praise in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
You may be seated.
[For the next 7 min and 06 seconds Brother Vayle deals with church business.]
We’re look at the Scripture and you’ll notice that there is about four things that I want to bring to your attention, and the big one is ‘that He is here’.
Now, this is the revelation that the gates of hell are against. And let me tell you flat it is very easy for the gates of hell to come against it, because we’re dealing in the realm of the unproven and the unproveable as to saying, “Hey, that’s Him right there.”
He’s been thoroughly identified by Scripture that He’s here. But the thorough identification of Scripture is not the answer to the carnal mind. To the educated mind. To the fundamental ecumenical mind. Because remember, Satan is building his own image. He’s building his own bride. His own force.
So it’s easy for him to say, “Well, haw, that was just some little period where God with abundant grace, or maybe not so abundant, because after all Brother Branham did go with those goofy Pentecostals.
Where there was a manifestation which could look as though God were doing something to get the people back to where they could believe for lots of money, yeah and good health, nice churches, better conditions and pass right over went through our midst.”
But I’ll tell you, the gates of hell will not prevail, He’s here. And it’s going to be too late when the people who went to the wrong gate, because believe me, His Name is not in the gates of hell. When they have found they have gone to the wrong gate, it’ll be too late.
Number one, He is here to be revealed.
Number two, He is here to create a relationship.
Number three, He is here to resurrect the dead and change the living.
Number four, He is here to take us to the Wedding Supper, and there reincarnate Himself in the body of the Lord Jesus Christ, where glorified flesh comes together with glorified flesh of all ages.
All right, now last Sunday we were on sermon number 5c, which is Ephesians 1:15-23. Sub-titled ‘The Revealed Knowledge of God’. And we got through one half of number 5c. So we pre-proceed hopefully to number 5c2.
That’s going to be very confusing, but I love numbers that confuse people. It makes you rattle your brain. Say, “Have I got the right one?”
I’ll ask you a question to see if I got the right one. “Can anybody rise to his feet, preferably a man, oh, I’d hate a woman to have to do this, any man tell me what they learned last Sunday, even if you can just give me a two minute sentence?” I hate to embarrass you, but I might be in the same boat if somebody asked me.
The reason I ask this question is for one reason. Look, I’m not going to do it this morning, but every Wednesday we’ve been elaborating on the Presence of the Lord, and we’re using the method of the concentric and cycling method which is where we start with one message and keep building and in a circle round and round, until the circle gets larger and larger, filled up with material relative to the hub or the core, the center of the circle.
Now, I’m not doing that specifically as I might or should with this series of the Sunday morning messages. I did take a recap one Saturday night. And I don’t know, I don’t want to waste people’s time and just have things drag on, because there’s so much in this Word that I have to teach while I’m here and then get back on the road.
You’ve got to have a lot of precepts laid out in the realm of faith which I want to get into.
But, this is a terribly important subject, because if this is the crux which in my estimation based upon a vindicated prophet preaching from the Word, this would be the crux: where time sweeps into eternity, and all nature stops being vulnerable and soon everything within one thousand years of the Rapture, we’ll be immortal and invulnerable.
So we must be in a very crucial period. So if people don’t know that, I ask you, what is worth knowing?
So, I’m not going to repeat this morning that would take me about seven pages, but I want to finish part number 2, and I will sort of go over if I can spot some points here in this message of last Sunday’s, the first half of it.
We’ll begin reading in Ephesians 1 again. I won’t read all of 15-23, but reading verse 17 again Paul’s prayer:
(17) That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you [the Ephesian Church full of the Holy Ghost, set in order,] the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: [for a certain purpose.]
And we are looking at the thought of the revealed knowledge of God by the Holy Spirit. Up until now, and as of now, our study has been concerned with what the Spirit is, or Who that Spirit is that comes into the Church and what that Spirit is doing.
And we must never let ourselves escape what I’ve already looked into and a few remarks already. But I can put into two of summary thoughts that we must realize this Spirit in the Church here is dedicated in verse 18, to enlightened our hearts.
Which means to bring us into a divine spiritual stimulation which will restore the Bride as we show you later on. And secondly, verses 19-20 the bodies will be quickened and Raptured.
So He’s here to reveal Himself to create a relationship to raise the dead, to change the living, and bring forth a Rapture to the Wedding Supper. Now that’s in the Word here.
Now, this causes us to see what amounts to a very important end-time doctrine. It is that the Holy Spirit comes into the Church just prior to the Resurrection in order to quicken the living unto a spiritual revelation of God, which is actually the Apokalupses, the unveiling.
And where does the true Apokalupses take place? Right down here on earth. Then He will raise the dead which will encompass the change of the living, and then all the Bride will be taken in a Rapture.
Brother Branham said in the Seals,
First Seal 63-18-03
 Notice, in the same time this is going on, just before this takes place, rather, on the earth, God has promised, while all them scruples of denominations arguing their difference about their creeds, God has promised that He would send us a true prophet of the true Word with a message to return to the original Word of God and the faith of the fathers to bring down the power of the Holy Ghost amongst the people, [and that] power will raise her above these things and take her in.
Now he said, “Well, I’ve said.” Now I admit, I’ve said it better, and I’m not proud, it just happens it’s my job to take everything he said and to break it, and to put it into a light of which he was expressing it, because it so happens I’ve got a little gift of language he didn’t have.
But he got a greater gift than I’ll ever be in fifty million years. Because I couldn’t get to God to get this. What I taught you from Ephesians here lies in what the prophet said.
Stature of a Perfect Man, 62-14-10
In the evening time it shall be light, that’s when comes Christ the Holy Ghost.
Now notice, that’s,
(27) …as lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the [presence] of the Son of man be.
The Logos from the East, has come to the West, and then It’s going to go back. And It’s got to go back, because He’s got to take in the 144,000. Do you follow me? All right.
In the evening time it shall be light, that’s when comes Christ the Holy Spirit Jesus.
And notice all the words that he uses, “then comes Christ, the Anointed One. Holy Spirit, Jesus.” In other words he uses absolutely the names of the Father. Because His name and the Father’s name is identical. See?
So he’s talking of the Holy Spirit, comes down and sets Himself at the head of the Church. Then He will resurrect the Church being His Body. See?
Now, this is what we see in Ephesians 1. The world does not see that. The gates of hell are against it. Now remember, when you turn down light, you’re blinded. Now that can be a temporary blinding providing it’s not the last light of Hebrews 6.
But the once for all enlightenment man can never ever receive a light in his mind again. No way. Then comes the judgment. Now that’s what we’re looking at.
After the Rapture, comes the great Tribulation. Now listen, 2 Corinthians 11:2, where Paul is suspicious that the woman that he has betrothed to Jesus, before she gets there, already has defiled herself with the creeds and the dogmas of a mental reception, the same as Eve received into her womb the seed of the serpent. He said,
(02) …I am jealous with godly jealousy:…
(03) But I fear… [already that you have been tampered with. Someone has got to your mind and has changed your spiritual revelation of what I brought to you.]
This ends up in Revelation 3:14, where the Omega comes down, the beginning of the creation of God, the First and Last, the Amen. And He said, “I’m going to tell you something, you think that you’re rich and increased in goods and you’ve got everything.
But I want to tell you what I think of you, and you will lie in My face and say, ‘that’s not true.'” But I say, “You’re wretched, miserable, naked and blind.”
Now, she ends up… now listen, when you’re naked, He said, “Buy of me this… get this raiment that the shame of thy nakedness will not appear.”
Now the shame of nakedness is the exposure to the fact you’ve been caught in fornication, or adultery. In other words, the suspicion of Paul that she was fooling around is manifested at the last day. She has become a whore.
She doesn’t only fool around, a wee bit clandestine, shacking up with one fellow, but she’s proud of the fact, as Mansfield said, before she got killed, her head chopped off by a truck [in a car accident] that she had two hundred lovers. And every dirty rotten skunk was wishing that he’d been one of them. My, merciful God cut her up and give her to the dogs.
His fears of 2 Corinthians 11:3 which was a prognostication ends up in the vision of the Lord speaking in Revelation 17:1-5, and 18:7-8, that she was absolutely fouled up.
And she wasn’t only fouled up, but she had daughters just like her, and she was so happy to say, “Look at my lovely prostitute daughter, and look at this other lovely prostitute daughter, aren’t we the chummiest, loveliest folk, why you can come and have us anytime you want.”
I’m talking about the church. Roman Catholicism and the Protestants end up right there. See they gave way.
Now, in 2 Corinthians 11, I showed you what did it. In verse 13,
(13) For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
“I am the pope. I am the vicar of the Lord Jesus Christ. My brethren have voted me in here, so I stand here instead of Jesus, isn’t that wonderful.” I could puke. You’ve got the same stinking thing amongst us.
Got a report the other day where one man disassociated his assistant pastor, because the pastor didn’t listen to him and come to him. When did I or anybody minister become the Holy Ghost to you? Let me ask you flat. Should have the will of God for you? Shows I’m a prostitute. Told I’m a prostitute, because I say, “Come to me and have a love affair with me.”
You have your love affair with Jesus Christ. You see, I’ve preached so hard… I’m not trying to be like Brother Branham. I could no more be like him… but I hate the very things he hated, organizations and all this junk that goes on. Given away to it.
He said here, “transformed themselves apostles of Christ.”
(14) …no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
Oh you couldn’t tell him from Gabriel for a while until he took a Word test. Couldn’t tell him from Michael until he took a Word test, and people get fooled about some little picture.
I want to tell you something: nah, I’m not going to say… not going to say it.
(15) Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
Satan himself in the serpent was the first apostle, and he went to Eve typifying the church the bride of Adam. Adam typifying Jesus Christ and said, “Hey, I’ve got a revelation for you.”
“Why,” she said, “Now just a minute, I thought I already had a revelation.”
“Why,” he said, “That’s very nice, but you don’t know the real truth of the real revelation I’m going to tell you.”
Satan did it. Do you think people won’t do the same thing this hour? Sure if they can get away with it. I’m going to tell you something, there’s a Bride, bless God who will not allow her mind to be impregnated. She’s going to be in that Rapture.
Now, in the opening of the Seals, 6:1-2, we saw that spirit that I read here in chapter this 11, the rider on the white horse. All he could do was talk and bluff, he couldn’t produce. But he sure bluffed them. Now where did he bluff them? Right in the mind, the old appeal. The old appeal.
And I’m going to tell you, if you want to go Satan’s way he’ll prove a whole lot more things to you than God would, because God doesn’t work in the approving business. He said, “If a man looks out in nature and can’t see God, and says ‘there’s no God’, God just calls him a fool” and walks on.
“Where the fool has said in his heart ‘there is no God’. “So God says, “That guy’s a fool” and walks on.” He ain’t got time for such nonsense. See?
Now watch, the last mentioned of the church per se is Revelations 3:14, when He comes to her and we talked about already, now at that time according to Scripture He’s outside the church, the church has divorced her Husband Christ.
Now, as Brother Branham said, “The church is trying to tell you, ‘Oh, our husband is dead, and we belong to the virtuous Son of God’.” Their husband isn’t dead. As long as there is a creed and a dogma she’s still got the devil whether she wants to recognize him or not.
There’s only two husbands. There’s only two worlds. There’s the world of God, which is the Word of God. There’s a world of the devil, which is just one Word changed. Now you take it from there.
Now, He is put out at the end time. In the very last Church Age, the Seventh Church Age, which is the time of the Resurrection. Now that’s the time where Paul speaks of himself in Philippians 3:10-21 which I will not read.
But notice, he tells them that he does not want to miss the out resurrection, the First Resurrection, no way. And he said, “Forgetting those things which are behind me.” That’s like the eyes in the beast of the Revelation, the eyes were in the back of their heads.
Now, what was behind Paul? The tradition, the dogma, and Judaism which he left. He said, “All that I count as dung, but for the knowledge of Jesus Christ.”
Now, “Looking at those things that are before.” That doesn’t mean down the road. It means what has been presented and is in front of me.
Now, what was given to him? The true revelation. And he knew that was part of the Resurrection. Now that’s where we are. “Come out of her my people, and look what’s in front you.” Christ stands here to raise the dead, but they don’t want to do it.
Are you still bum-fuzzeled this morning? You understand what I’m talking about with [what] Presence is all about? Ain’t going to get It any other way then by listening. Oh, not necessarily to me. You got to listen to the Word. Listen to somebody, listen to God, listen somewhere. That’s what it’s all about. See?
Now, Paul says,
(17) Brethren, be followers of me, and mark them which walk so [you] have us for an ensample.
That lets you know the Bride’s maybe few in number, but there’s a Bride.
(18) For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you weeping, they [have become] the enemies of the cross of Christ:
Now, do you believe they’re standing up and saying, “Hey, Jesus isn’t Son of God. That stuff about the Cross, that’s a lot of nonsense.” No, they weren’t saying that. They had become enemies of the Cross. How?
The same way the woman attempted the queen Athaliah, attempted to destroy all the royal seed and there can’t be a royal seed come forth without the Word of Almighty God preached in Its truth. That’s the trouble. There can’t be a royal seed come forth, unless that Word is there. No way.
Now, they were destroying Isaiah 53, what Christ had accomplished.
(19) [Their] end is destruction…
Now listen brother/sister, that’s not the White Throne and the Lake of Fire, this has to do with the Great Tribulation. That’s where the church is thrown into the tribulation. She’s purged. Even the foolish virgin’s got to be purged. They’ll die for not listening to the Word and being right with God.
(19) …God is their belly, glory is their shame, who mind earthly things.
In other words, the very thing that they put pride in, “we’re rich and increased in goods,” has turned out to their shame. For God stands on the scene and condemns them. They mind earthly things.
Now, but watch the grace of God. For God said to this end-time church, “I will restore.” You get that back in Joel 2:21-22.
And then reading on, and the very grace of God in the first age where he was joined to her in her virginity waiting for the hour of their physical union, the Marriage Supper, but she got away from It according to the Book of Ephesians 5: 29-31.
Now watch, the last part.
(29) …even as the Lord the church: [and so on,]
(30) For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
(31) For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
(32) This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
Now, he tells you this must come to pass. I don’t care if Eve has fallen. I don’t care if there’s a church in sin. The Word of God says, “I’m going to restore her.” And she will be one flesh with Him at the Wedding Supper.
Now, watch how He does it. In Revelation 18:4, He says, “Come out of her my people.” Now let’s get this flat. The Bride has sunk to the lowest level, even as the church of Satan which must be destroyed. She’s right in there with him.
And let me tell you something: birds of a feather flock together in this sense, that if she is recognized as part of it, she’ll die with that church. That’s why He said, “Come out of her my people.” So she comes out, and He said, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock.”
And this is uniting time where a Bride comes out to consort with the Lord, even as It says in Matthew 25, “Come out and meet Him.” See? “And behold Him.”
Now, Revelation 3:20 is the invitation to sup. The word ‘supper’, means the main meal. And that main meal took place in John 13, where Jesus was called to supper, then afterwards the communion service took place, and it was night. It’s at night time that the main meal is served.
You say, “Brother Vayle, how can you say…?”
Easy as pie, I just did it. And I’ll tell you why, because the main meal is back to Eden. “Get me back. Get me back. Get me back. For God’s sake get me out of here.” Every son of God has been screaming, six thousand years, “Get me out of here, get me back.”
He said, “I’m going to come down, and I’m going to sup with you. I’m going to break bread. I’ll wash your feet again. I’ll get you on the right path. I’m going to take you in.”
He’s doing it this morning. I don’t care if you feel it or not. You can look around and say, “Brother Vayle, I want this. I’m enamored by this. I’ve got trouble here, and I’ve got trouble…” I’m not going to call you down. You know what your heart is this morning.
Let me tell you something, in spite of you and your relatives, your marriages, your business, your everything, and in spite of me, He’s here to take a Bride in. That’s what the prophet taught. And you know he taught it.
That’s what the Word of God said. That’s why the world hates it. That’s why the gates of hell… I mean the devil hates it. And that’s why the gates of hell is against it, because the Word has been declared and proven. Yes sir.
And listen: in 18:23, It says concerning that harlot, “No more shall the voice of the Bride be in her. she’s out, she’s gone away. Now She’s consorting with Him, so she can be impregnated in her mind by the Living Word of God, and that is necessary to put her in a Rapture.
I don’t care what anybody says. She will never be in the Resurrection unto immortality unless something happens to her. You know as well as I do the Bible distinctly said, “It is appointed unto man once to die and after that the judgment.”
Something has got to happen to stop God from doing that. There’s only one place I know He ever said He’ll do anything about it, “Behold I’ll send Elijah.” You do what you want.
All right, we went to the thought of 1 Corinthians 13 on this same subject. Back there in 1 Corinthians 13: Brother Branham said, “That which is perfect is come.” And what is perfect, but God and who is God but the Word, and by His grace we have the perfect revelation for this hour, I believe that.
There’s a strong Scripture I’ve looked at for a long time. Where he says here, “We’ve looked through a glass darkly and face to face, I’m going to know as I’m also known.”
And I’ve showed you many, many of times that I believe and I believe I’m still right in this thought that as God proved that He knew us through the prophet reading our hearts and nobody could hide if you tried, he could have opened us up and just reveal every thought.
I sat with Brother Branham one time down there in mid Jeffersonville, 1957 somewhere in there, looking down over the foot of Springfield on the river, and we were talking and he told me what happened one day with him with the Church of Christ minister, and right away he turned he said, “Brother Vayle, you didn’t get my thought right.” He said, “You thought I had a revelation when I told that man that thing.”
He said, “I didn’t, I just went right back with the Word.” You couldn’t hide if you tried.
I say, all right, at this hour then, as we’ve been proven that God knows us, the same proof runs that we will know Him. And that’s true. But I’ll tell you what one thing, there’s stipulations of our knowledge. We haven’t even got that far.
So I look at a new view of this beautiful Scripture, “We’re going to know as we’re known.”
Now listen, she was known as church until she was called out, “Come out of her my people,” and then she was called Bride. But from this moment on she’s not church anymore, and Brother Branham said, “I don’t call you church anymore, I call you Bride.”
He said, “You’re Mrs. Jesus, little Messiah-ettes.” We didn’t take It too seriously.
We thought it was a cute little saying, and it’s a very cute little saying. But I wonder if it’s a cute little saying? A cute little saying is a girl at the bank …?… “Mr. Vayle, you’re over drawn a thousand dollars.” It may be cute to her, but it means death to my pocket book.
These are not cute sayings, “Mrs. Jesus.” These are not clichés. You see where we stand this morning? We see where we stand two ways. Such a privilege and nobody cares too much about it.
Now, He’s the Bridegroom, and we’re the Bride. He’s Mr. Jesus, she is Mrs. Jesus. Once she was saying, “I was rich and increased in goods, and don’t need a thing.”
And now she’s listening to Him Who speaks from heaven the last time to bring her to the place where Hosea puts her which is perfect restoration with the new title, for He said, “I will not be known to you anymore as Master, but Husband.”
Now listen, Sarah called Abraham “Lord.” And he was in a certain degree, and he was husband too. But I want to tell you the day she became pregnant, that’s when she really called him husband.
When the Bride becomes fully aware of what God is doing with her, to her, and for her, she’ll call Him Husband. It’s hard to recognize… I recognize the Bride and we a part of that Bride as the Wife of Jehovah.
I’m going to tell you something, might be a whole lot harder on His part, let’s thank God for grace and walk in.
You know when I was a kid I just wanted one thing when the circus came to town. It had dirty bird inside would have kicked my face in when I crawled under the tent. I don’t want to have my face kicked in, I want to get in. What does it matter? This one place you won’t sneak in. You’ve got to be called and chosen.
In Hosea, she is restored. Not the new name, but the new title. Mrs. Jehovah. Mrs. Jesus. Mrs. Redeemed. All right, so in Hosea we see fulfilled Act 3:19-21, where It mentions that His Presence will bring about a great revival, which revival will bring about a restoration, which will restore the Bride. Because look it, what’s important to God?
Certain brother, I think he’s a nice guy, but he’s not in my field at all. He’s out of the ball park and my money. He thinks Elijah’s got to come back and maybe Jerusalem gets restored. What do you want Jerusalem restored for just to get burned up? He’s even got God in the business of doing what they what Him to do.
“Now Lord, You’re a lovely Lord, and I’m very poor. I’d like to be a millionaire so I’ll give twenty cents Lord, and tomorrow morning I’ll get back two hundred.”
If you’re a good Pentecostal you’ll get it. That’s right, I’m not kidding. I know what goes on in this country. What was He interested in when Jesus died upon Calvary? A Bride. The Seed. You think He’s lost interest?
Here’s His Bride, “Oh, oh, oh, hum. Oh hum.” He said, “That’s the Bride down there, well let Me rub My eyes, let me see… that Bride there, I’m supposed to have done something for Her. What was it I did? Now what was it I did? Hmm.
I was in the realms of glory, equal with God, because I was God, the Logos, and I never retained It in My mind to just stay there. I thought for a little joke, a little lark, I would become a person, a man, and redeem that bunch.
Oh, come on. You tell me where my antics up here are off mark. You get up here and do your own antics. I’ll stand back and laugh at you. I challenge you, come up and tell me I’m wrong. Come up and pull your own little tricks up here to illustrate the point.
Do you think He’s doing it? What was His interest? To bring back every fallen son. He’s doing it. He’s doing it.
Now, that’s a resume. The next twenty pages aren’t as bad. Not as I won’t jam into them as fast and as hard my recap.
All right, Ephesians 1. Do you want that maybe we should pray again, so I’ll slow down and be nice and sweet. It won’t do us any good, I’ll just get back to where I was.
(17) …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:
Knowledge: not simply to know, such as seeking to know, or inquire, especially into spiritual truth, but clear exact knowledge.
Now, this is not generalization. Many people feel that they’re qualified, capable, and tremendous if they can quote you reams and yards of Scripture. That’s wonderful, I wish I could. But that’s like I said last Sunday, that’s your IQ, it isn’t worth a plug nickel, or the Sunday before whenever it was. IQ is a bunch of hogwash.
You get an avid reader, why shucks, I had a 159 IQ when I was about the fourth or fifth grade, because I was the best reader in the room. I could read so fast the teacher said, “Hey, read that sentence backwards.” I read it backwards faster than any kid read the sentence frontwards.
Guess I’m part Jew. They read right to left. I had no trouble. No, I didn’t reverse the letters though. I read, read, read. Read a book a day. Well you get so many things up here you can fool just about anybody if you use a cross section.
Mathematics, now don’t worry about mathematics, I had that with a knot tied in this tail. I could do mathematics in my sleep and I did. History, and all those things, but… don’t ask me to fix the car, or take a clock apart and put it together again. Please don’t. No way.
So, you’re seeing what we’re saying. It is not a generalized knowledge. This knowledge is something specific. It is something exact. It is something clear. And listen now, thorough participation on part of the knower with the object of knowledge.
Now, what does that tell you? I’ll read it again. Thorough participation on part of the knower. Now the Known One is the Spirit in the knowledge of God. I’m going to have clearer specific knowledge of Him that I’m supposed to have at that particular time.
It is a defined knowledge. It is clear. It is concise. It is contained. It is not obtuse, or abstract. It is not general. It is not something unclassified. It is to the point, that I may know Him in the Resurrection. It’s the knowledge of Him.
Listen, thorough participation on part of knower with the object of knowledge. I begin coming in participation with Him. We’re now working together. We’ve got a union. We’ve created an atmosphere. Something is going on.
Now listen, isn’t that a reverse of the Logos? The Logos came down into flesh. The thought was put into the manifestation and we now here which we’re the manifestation, but out of order are put back into the thought. Now you tell me where the prophet made a mistake.
The gates of hell are against this brother/sister, because the original parts of the Logos that are down here are going back to It. And they are knowing the Logos. As Brother Branham said, The little eagle, mother eagle laid an egg and so the farmer found the egg. And he said, “I think I’ll just raise this for fun and see what happens.”
Poor little eagle out there, he’s… I can see him too, he’s a rascal in certain ways. Those chicks sound like a “poom”. He must have popped a lot of chickens on the head. I could go home and laugh for an hour over that one.
Oh they must have been some scrambling when that little eagle got moving around there. One day the mother [eagle] came over screaming. Man that just did it. He got out of that chicken coop. See, the Deep calling to the deep. The Logos in reverse. You see what I’m saying?
Now, a knowledge… now listen this knowledge that we’re getting, (and how could it be otherwise) a knowledge that has a powerful influence on the knower. Now you see why I’m preaching as I’m preaching? I’m doing my best to bring this down.
You say, “Brother Vayle, that nice.” It ain’t nice at all. I’m fighting for my life, not yours. I’ll be honest with you. I’ve got a job to perform, to preach, to teach, to show these things.
Let me tell you something: Moses ate the same Manna he brought down that he fed the people. I want the Manna myself. Because God said, “Moses, step aside, and I’ll make …?… of people.”
He said, “No way, we’re all part of each other.”… those who picked too little had plenty, and those who picked too much it just rotted on them. It’s a specific defined knowledge. I’ll read it again.
Not simply to know such a seeking to know or inquire especially into spiritual truth. How many people, Brother Branham said, “Preach this Message for conscience sake only there’s no revelation.”
How many people come, because that’s all they’ve heard in the sense that they were taught certain things, and it sounded pretty good. See.
I like what Brother Branham said one day, and Booth-Clibborn sat with him and in a booth in a café, I can understand that knowing Booth-Clibborn, or having known him. And he said to Brother Branham, he said, “You don’t know your Bible very well.”
He said, “Yeah, but I sure know the Author.”
And I thought that Booth-Clibborn had him over a barrel, but not so. He knew the Author. And you know, when you know the Author you say, “Hey, what did You mean when you wrote that certain passage?”
An exact and clear knowledge. Thorough part. Now listen, thorough participation on part on part of knower with object of knowledge. Now, you can talk all you want about learning how a car operates, but you never become part of that car.
When God begins to give you the revelation, you become part of the Logos. A knowledge that has powerful influence on the knower, as Brother Branham said, “He became one with us that we might become one with Him. Also He became us that we might become Him.”
Let’s go to,
(13) These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that [you] may know that [you] have eternal life, and that [you] may believe on the name of the Son of God.
Notice what knowledge did. It threw their faith into a spiral. Faith, knowledge, faith. It’s time brother/sister, it wasn’t simply the faith of a basis, but it was the knowledge of faith. For when faith spirals into knowledge you’re into a different category entirely.
Put your finger down. Let me show you how it works. We go to,
(01) Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
(02) By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice [now listen, rejoice] in the hope of the glory of God.
(03) And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that [trials work endurance;]
(04) And [endurance works character and maturity, and maturity] hope: [Notice, you go from hope to hope.]
(05) And [from] hope not ashamed; because the love of God is [here]…
It’s the same thing that we’re talking about here. You are going from faith to faith. But this time it’s a definitive faith upon a knowledge. “I know that my redeemer liveth and stands upon the earth in this hour.”
See, Job was there, but he looked down the road. I don’t have to look down the road. Ain’t no way I’m looking down the road. He’s here today.
All right, keep reading.
(13) These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that [you] may know that [you] have eternal life, and that [you] may believe on the name of the Son of God.
Notice the spiral. They know the name, they believe that what when that experience is brought before them in its reality of the fact of the revelation of knowledge. Oh how they believe on that name as they never believed before.
I told you I believed in one God for thirty years, but it was only about a year ago, hardly that, that I’ve really believed. Now I believed before, but not like I believe now. I used to believe before, but now I know. That’s why the Godhead intrigues me so.
(14) And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he [hears] us:
(15) And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions [what’s the will of God.]
This is what Brother Branham spoke about, “In the last day the Bride will have the Word, and know what to do about it, or she’d sit still.” That’s right. Verse 20.
(20) And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. [And] this is the true God, and [life eternal.]
That’s exactly Ephesians 1:17. You show me, it’s no different. They had It back there and they could have had a Rapture, but the Church wasn’t in.
Now, let us never forget that this knowledge has a powerful influence, or impact on the knower. That is what? It is important to know to believe and It will come to pass, but It must be the Word not traditions.
Matthew 15:6, the last little portion, the last part of It, Jesus speaking, and He says here:
(06) …Thus [you] have [you] made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.
The traditions of men are not effective. They will fail. But the Word of God will not fail. “Heaven and earth will pass away.” And it will pass away. Well people say, “That’s a cute little saying. “Why it ain’t going to pass away.”
Let me tell you flat. It will in its present form, it will be dissolved and brought back, but the Word won’t, it’ll be here, because the Word said it.
Now, your traditions have made void the Word of God. I don’t care what any preacher preaches. I don’t care what any church preacher. I don’t care if a million say, it doesn’t matter, they’re calling more and more together.
Like here once in Wooster they had the greatest ways of Scriptural brain-power the world’s ever seen by the three major religious computerized efforts in the world and they’re all in Wooster, Ohio, right now. Nobody to this hour ever had the knowledge all in one place like they got.
And they’ll be coming out saying, “Well, we really have something.” Yes, a lousy stinking computers that the fire of God is going to burn to smithereens, you take it. Burn and you’re knowledge with it, because He stands here.
Picking an instrument, Rich you’ll know all about this. That’s your field. Pitting the canned knowledge of the world against the Living Christ that stands here this morning. Well, they can have it.
Let’s draw an example on what we’re talking about. Living reality, not just a generalized knowledge. That which is made real to you. Becoming a component of your life. No, not becoming a component, becoming your life. Greater than being a component. Christ is our life.
Luke 9, He sends forth His disciples. He gives the twelve power and authority over diseases. Right. In Luke 10, He sends forth seventy others with the same power. But the power and authority did not work for long. The seventy left and the twelve were confused. Why? Because of creeds and dogmas.
They couldn’t take what Jesus said. They had their traditions. So the seventy walked out. The crowd walked out. But listen, after the apostles were filled with the Holy Spirit, and the spiritual revelation of Jesus Christ crucified and risen, He came upon them by the Spirit Himself they shook the world. The gates of hell could not prevail.
Today Ephesians 4:10-16 is amongst us.
(11) …he gave some, apostles; some, prophets; and evangelists; some, pastors, teachers;
(12) For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
(13) Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
(14) That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, [no more 2 Corinthians], carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
(15) But speaking [but holding] the truth in love, grow up [unto] [not into, they’re into him already] unto him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
(16) From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
Tells you right there very simply that you are heir to that which God purposes to do and will do within the Bride, and He got her there for the Wedding Supper.
Now, make no mistake about it as though Ephesians 4:10-16 might not bring in the Wedding Supper. It absolutely does it, because it brings us up unto Him. No way you’re going to miss it.
Now, go back to Genesis 18 without turning back. Go back in your mind. God in human flesh. Listen now: God in human flesh before Abraham and Sarah, three came down, One was God, looked like man, ate and drank just like men. Watch the impact: “At this time Sarah shall conceive.” It said, “At that time.”
Now, at this time the Bride is getting ready by His visitation to bring the kingdom of God immortal to earth to bring back Christ. I ask you a question, what did it back there in Abraham’s day? Same thing is going to do it today. See?
Now notice, how Matthew 25:6, brings us to Matthew 10. We mentioned that a little while ago. It says here, “At midnight there was a cry made, ‘Behold the Bridegroom,” not ‘cometh’, behold the Bridegroom, come out to meet Him.”
“Come out of her my people.” Revelation 18:4, “Behold I stand at the door and knock.”
Now, verse 10 the last part: “And they that were ready went in with Him to the marriage, and the door was shut.”
Now, who was it that went in? Those who beheld Him, consorting with Him. The others could not do it, they were full of their creeds and their dogmas. The unwise, the foolish virgin never got wise far enough to see Him and to know Him. They missed it.
Now, what I was saying about Abraham and Sarah, the promise of God was in Abraham. “Shall thy seed be blessed.” In other words, there was a seed that was to inherit the earth. Now they would require a change of body to do it.
What took place at that hour? God in human flesh. And the same thing in our hour. The Spirit of God using the flesh of a prophet. I’m not trying to make William Branham a force of Godhead bodily. And I’ll tell you why. His own words explained it.
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 …you that listen to this tape, you might have thought today that I was trying to say that about myself, being that I was preaching this Message. I have no more to do with it than nothing, no more than just a voice… I’m not the One that performs these things and foretells these things that happens as perfect as they are; I’m only one that’s near when He does it…
But it took a man. And let’s face it brother/sister, absolutely this Bride must be changed in her human flesh, before Jesus can meet us at the Wedding Supper, and bring us down here on earth to take over, which is what God promised Abraham.
Because Abraham didn’t get one place where the sole of feet was to call his own. Bible says so. He had to wait for the Resurrection.
All right. Now, let us also consider the other Scripture as in Ephesians 5:13-14, we’re talking about this Presence in the Bride. We’re talking about this knowledge that comes which is going to transform her.
(13) But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
(14) Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
Now, It tells you right here that there’s got to come a time of reproving. There’s got to come a time of light in order for a reproof. Well isn’t that exactly what we’ve been talking about this morning? The light’s got to come.
And the light came in the Revelation 3, the last Church Age, the Omega of the whole Scripture, and He gave her the full revelation and He said, “I’m standing out here.”
Jesus in Matthew 24:27 said, “As lightening the Logos came out of the East and shines to the West, comes to the West, so shall also the Presence of the Son of man be.” And the Presence is outside the church saying, “Come on to Me. Come out to the Light.”
Come out to the specific knowledge of God and become a part of It that God may influence your life. To what influence? To change your body. That’s why He said, “It’s not fruit. It’s not manifesting great things. It’s not getting nearing to God. It is God doing something for you.” See? You understand what I’m saying?
All right. It is Hebrews 4:12-13, the Great Discerner. It is Revelation 3:17-19, revealing the condition. Now, this is the mind age. And this revealed mind made known to us has an impact on the Bride.
That’s what we’re talking about. This is the mind age. This is the time to repent. That’s what It says in Revelation 3:17-19, “repent.” That’s the Message of the hour, ‘repent.’
The word ‘repent’, does not have a feeling of sinfulness, and you want to get right with God, the Word has to do with a change of mind. He is talking to those already born again, “Awake thou that sleepeth and arise from amongst the dead and Christ shall give thee light.”
They’re in there amongst the dead, they’re sleeping. God knocks on the door [knocks on the pulpit] giving them a spiritual revelation, which is a spiritual resurrection. Follow me? Exactly what it is. I’ll take you to more Scripture, we’ve got all kinds of time.
Now, this is the mind age. And this revealed mind made known to us has an impact on the Bride. Observe this carefully and you will see here the Logos and Its effect. The Logos and Its effect. The Word becoming flesh.
The Word manifesting, and what’s in the thought of the Word goes into where the Word is. So you’re not dealing simply with the man that drew a beautiful blue-print, and said, “Look at this wonderful blue-print.” You’re looking at the man that built the building. For something went into it. Now, God’s way beyond that.
So, we go to,
(20) For our [citizenship] is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:
(21) Who shall change our vile body,…
Now It tells you, our citizenship is in heaven, and we’re looking to heaven for Jesus to come. Now, hold it, If I’m looking to heaven but I’m already up there I got to be a fruit-cake.
The elevator takes you to the second floor, and you say, “I want to get off at the second floor.” Well you are on the second floor. “I want to get off at the second floor.” You are on the second floor. You follow what I’m saying?
He says, “We looking for heaven for Him to come and change the body.” That’s where they’re wrong about all their teaching on the Rapture. And the Appearing, the Parousia, they figure you get caught up there, you don’t get caught up in the heavens to see Him and get changed.
You get changed here. Then where do you look for Him to get your change? Here! Now where do you look for Him to be to get your change? Here! People don’t want …?…
(20) For our [citizenship] is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:
(21) Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.
And that means He’s got to subdue death, because death has got to stand still out of season. Death comes up and says, “I can take every one of those rascals. I don’t care if You died upon Calvary. Doesn’t bug me one little bit. You yourself said it, ‘It’s appointed unto man once to die’.
You Yourself also said in Your Own Word over there in Romans that the body is dead because of sin.” Satan absolutely defies God. I wouldn’t want to do that.
You know, Jesus had to take a spoil down there in the first time? By the Holy Ghost He had to take a spoil, that’s right. When He went down into Hades He literally fought the devil, He ripped the gates of hell asunder, and came forth in triumph. He does the same thing at this hour, He comes down and grapples with the devil.
Takes him by the throat, hurls him to one side and says, “Death stand still.” It’s exactly what He does. Don’t tell me He doesn’t do it. He does. You don’t pit Scripture against Scripture, you explain Scripture. There’s no mistakes in the Bible, just people’s heads.
1 Corinthians 1:15:23 absolutely tells the change in our body that’s coming up. I’ll just bypass that one, and we’re going to go to 2 Corinthians 3:15-18, we won’t bypass.
(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.
There’s got to be a turn, and He’s got to be there to turn to. The veil is taken away.
(17) Now the Lord is that Spirit: [He tells you,] and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
(18) But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
It tells you right there that you’ve got to look in that Word and beholding that Word, what will take you from glory to glory to arrive at the image that Paul spoke of. Now how are you going to do it?
Okay, let’s find another Scripture on that.
(01) I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that [you] present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. [The sacrifice.]
(02) And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that [you] may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Now right away people say, “Well, that has to do with your walk.” I don’t agree with that. There’s a limit there. There’s a …?…
Now, before we put all these Scriptures together more definitively, I want you to notice the first four Words of Romans 12:1.
(01) I beseech you therefore…
Now, because of something said about that which is going on the bodies can be presented or consecrated as alive and living to be metamorphosed, or changed in their structure even as it was said of Christ in Matthew 17, He was changed before them.
Now, listen to what I’m trying to tell you: In those Words, “I beseech you therefore,” You don’t say, I beseech you therefore, they say, “Well what are you basing it on? “I beseech you therefore that you don’t drive your car down that road.” Why?
Well there’s fourteen feet of mud down there. Okay, that’s a different story. You see what I’m saying? Something has gone on ahead in chapter 11, to cause Paul to say, “Therefore I’m telling you this…”
Okay, what has been said that opens the door to this change which absolutely is mentioned in 1 Corinthians 15:51-23.
The change of the mortal body, metamorphosed, changed from a caterpillar to a butterfly is what Jesus a physical man stood on Mount Transfiguration in Matthew 17, and there they saw Him changed in His flesh, in a vision.
Then on the road to Damascus they saw Him in that flesh, but it wasn’t shining, for it would have caught on right away. All right, do you follow me what I’m saying?
All right, It is,
(25) …I would not, brethren, [have you] ignorant of this mystery, lest [you] be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. [Blindness in Israel until the Gentile day is over.]
(26) And so all Israel shall be saved: [under the Fifth Seal,] There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: [That’s under the Seventh Trumpet too.]
(27) For this is my covenant unto them, [that] I shall take away their sins.
(28) As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: as touching the election, they are beloved for the father’s sakes.
(29) For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.
(30) For as [you] in times past have not [obeyed] God, [the word is ‘obeyed’ not ‘believed’,] yet have now obtained mercy through their [disobedience]:
(31) Even so [they] these also now not [obeyed], that through your mercy they [may also] obtain mercy.
Now you notice that, the switch from Israel to the Gentiles, because the switch from the Gentiles to the Israel based on the same thing. Israel blinded, we see. We blinded, they see. They wouldn’t obey, we get it. We won’t obey, they get it. That’s what he says.
(32) For God hath concluded them [now watch, for God hath concluded them] all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all. [He’s talking about both Jew and Gentile now.]
(33) O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! [Ha ha, what’s spirit is that? Ephesians 1:17,] how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!
(34) For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor?
(35) Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?
(36) For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever.
All right listen, our key verses are first number 30, of the Gentiles obtaining mercy. In verse 31, tells of the return of mercy to the Israelites.
(31) Even so these also now not [obeying], that through your mercy they shall obtain mercy. [All right, forget mercy.]
(30) Mercy returns to the Gentiles.
(31) Mercy returns to Israel.
(32) Both are under mercy.
All right, both Jew and Gentile in unbelief. Now watch now, both Jew and Gentile in unbelief gets the same treatment which is mercy according to grace, and election which is according to dispensation which is a period of time. Oh that’s a mouth full and I lost you.
Now listen again.
(30) Mercy to the Gentile.
(31) Mercy to the Jews.
(32) Mercy to both Jew and Gentile.
Both in unbelief get the same treatment, which is mercy according to grace and election. Which is according to dispensation. Which would mean predestination, it’s got to come at a certain time. It cannot come at any other certain time.
This is at the end-time when the times of the Gentiles are full. You follow me? And Israel is coming to her own.
Okay, but the day of the Gentile is running out and Israel is coming back in. The hour of grace for both is here at the same time, the same moment. Because the grace of God is for Israel back in the homeland to save the 144,000, and they are there now.
They get saved as a lump. “Behold all Israel shall be saved.” But so does the Bride get saved as a lump.
I’m going to prove the Jews get saved as a lump once more.
(01) And I looked, and, [behold], a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, [for] an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads.
(02) And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:
(03) And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, [and so on…]
(04) These are they which were not defiled with women; [they’re] virgins, and they follow the Lamb [and] were redeemed from among men, being the first-fruits unto God and the Lamb.
The 144,000 Israelites at one time are saved. You follow me?
Okay, but the Gentiles are also saved as a lump and ahead of Israel. See?
(13) …I would not have you to be ignorant, concerning them which are asleep…
(14) For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus…
(15) For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, we… shall not go before them which are asleep.
(16) For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, the voice of the archangel, the trump of God: and the dead in Christ [are going to] rise first:
Okay, I better go back here now, because I can’t quote you the rest… But I’ve got to get chapter 5.
(01) But of the times and the seasons, brethren, [you] have no need that I write unto you.
(02) For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
(03) [But] when they shall say, Peace and safety; then [comes] sudden destruction… as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
(04) But [you], brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
What’s he talking about? Great Caesar’s ghost, the Bride’s going to be gone. He’s not talking about Armageddon here, the coming of the Lord after the Marriage Supper and all that kind of stuff. He’s talking about that day that slipped through their fingers, they don’t even know it’s gone by.
(05) [You’re] the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
Why? Because the light of the Logos has come back. “Awake thou that sleepest.” The light shone in your face. What shone in your face in prison? An angel came down and shone in the face of those two men sleeping there, kicked them in the side and said, “Get out of here.
Hey man, the Rapture’s coming on, get out of here.”
(05) …the children of light… [not the children of the darkness. No siree.]
Now listen, keep reading:
(07) For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.
(08) But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
(09) For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation… [It says right here, at that coming the people are unaware, so is the Bride.]
I only know of one person who was aware of the ministry of Christ returned to this earth. That was Daddy Bosworth. I’m not saying there weren’t others. See?
All right listen: we are not unaware of that. What we’re trying to show you here then that Paul the apostle said of that Great Day of the Presence of God at the time Israel is back in the home land, getting ready to be saved as one lump, there’s a Bride getting ready to be saved as one lump here.
In the day of wrath and the greatness of the revelation of God against sin, He said, “I’m going to be merciful to the Bride, Come out of her. I’m going to be merciful to Israel, come out of her.” You follow what I’m saying from Romans 11 then?
All right listen, I’m not trying to twist Scripture, or be a Philadelphia lawyer what I’m trying to get to you here, or read between somebody’s fine print of the lines. No way. It’s like a beautiful mosaic, you can see the picture and say, “Look at the wonderful picture.”
Then you look close and say, “Hey, look at that line in there. Look at that line in there.” I’m trying to show you every Scripture says the same thing. We’re not guessing anymore.
All right listen to me. Going to read Romans 11:32, all are in unbelief. Who are the all? The elect of both. Now, if that isn’t Malachi 4:1-6, I don’t know what I’m talking about.
(01) For, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven;… all that do [ungodly, all the wicked, all the unrighteous, are going to] burn… leave neither root nor branch. [It’s all over, as the days of Noah. See?]
(02) But unto you that [believe in] my name, [that hear Me and know Me, I’ll] arise with healing in [my] wings; and [you’re going to] go forth, as calves of the stall.
(03) [Tramp] down the wicked; they [are going to] be ashes under the soles of your feet…
And He said,
(05) [Except] I send you Elijah… [there won’t be one person that doesn’t perish.]
That means the 144,000 are gone? That means the end-time Bride is gone? It means the whole plan of God is gone? The whole thing’s messed up. He said, “I’m going to stop it.”
That’s why Brother Branham said, “The Spirit of Elijah is the Lord Jesus Christ Himself.” In other words, no Elijah comes to this earth as a human being only with nothing else. It takes God Himself to do something about it.
That’s why they got fed up with Brother Branham. That’s why Dowie [1847-1907] messed himself all up and the people with him. He said, “I believe I am Elijah.” Brother Branham never said he was Elijah per se. Just one standing there.
He had to be the man designated, but let’s tell you flat, William Branham couldn’t stand there and stop anything. If William Branham could stop something let’s see William Branham at twenty five years of age go down and stop a runaway truck by himself. Phfft! If he’s like me, he wouldn’t try to stop a runaway mouse, I just go in the other direction. My God have pity.
There was nothing in William Branham as a man. He was born to that end. And God used a man who was born to that end. All right, the same as Acts 3:22. He said, “I’d like to send Jesus at this time, but I can’t.” There’s got to come a revelation. See?
Okay, let’s go to Isaiah 49:22-26. Maybe just as good as any place to throw this one in here.
(22) Thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I will lift up mine hand to the Gentiles, and set up my standard to the people: and they shall bring thy sons in their arms, and thy daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders.
(23) And kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and their queens thy nursing mothers: they shall bow down to thee… [now he said, “I’m going to lift up my hand to the Gentiles.”]
Well, bless God, that’s where did He do that? Let’s go and find out. I know where It is, so we’ve got no trouble. It’s over here in Revelation 10:5.
(05) And the angel [that] I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,
(06) And sware…
In the day of the Seventh Church Age. The day of the Gentile, God lifts His hands and He swears. “I’m going to lift up a standard.” Jews and blindness. The Gentles in the whore of death and sin …?… come out of her before I kill her. “Behold, I send you Elijah.”
Now he said, “It’s going to happen to the Jews, they’re going to be carried back to the homeland.”
(23) And kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and their queens thy nursing mothers: they shall bow down to thee with their face toward the earth, and lick up the dust… [if you think they are pandering to the Jews right now, you tell me…]
Why would you want to pander to a bunch of stupid Jews when you can get a lot of Afro-Arabs on your side? Because the Jew’s ain’t so stupid, and the Arabs ain’t got it that good.
Anybody knows that you should play footsies with the Arabs and not the Jews. The day is coming when America will desert Israel. Oh yeah, they got to.
In the meantime, in the mean time to get them back there. The resources of the world has been turned by God to get them there.
(24) Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captive [be] delivered?
What makes you think… why do you think Russia is loosing them up? Because America puts pressure? Hogwash! God puts pressure.
(25) But thus saith the LORD, Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered: [I’ll] contend with him that contendeth with thee, and I will save thy children.
(26) And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.
The same times He swears to the Gentiles, “times run out, the Seventh Seal is broken, come away my people.” …?… what’s happening here to the Gentiles now? 1933 started the return of the Holy Spirit, Logos back in the Church. 1948, ’46, a Messenger sent to bring the breath of revival.
And then about 1958 the Word of God began breaking, breaking, breaking. 1963, the Seventh Seals broke, bringing that Mighty One down upon land and upon sea.
And He said, “Here It is, it’s time for the Bride to go home, and it’s time for Israel to be taken out.” That’s what He said. Yep.
Listen, now look at,
(32) For God hath concluded them all in unbelief…
(33) O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God!…
verse (32) [Is the age in which we live].
verse (33) [Is the message to the Bride of the wisdom and the knowledge of God.]
That’s why Brother Branham said, “To let the Church know the hour in which It is living to bring her in and to the revelation and the deep secret things of God.” That’s what he taught us. And I’m doing the best to help you from Scripture.
(32) …that he might have mercy upon all.
(33) O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!
(34) For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor? [The pope I suppose, Sanhedrin.]
(35) Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?
(36) For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever.
It tells you God is doing this by Himself, so that nobody can say, “Hey, look what we’ve got accomplished.” For years the Catholic church has been saying, “we have the vicar of Christ, we’re going to put this world in such state that Jesus Himself will come down to one pope and say, “Hey, great Peter, I’m taking over.”
Oh, I’ve got news for them, his take over ain’t going to be that way. No way.
Now listen, we’re reading,
(01) I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, [you] present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable [sacrifice].
(02) And be not conformed to this world:… [and fashion after this world.]
Brother Branham spoke of woman being fashioned by Satan, the church fashioned by Satan. Men and women fashioned by Satan.
(02) …be ye transformed [metamorphosed, caterpillar to butterfly, made like Jesus in His glory,] by the renewing of your mind, [that’s your job] that [you] may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Now listen, present your body as a living sacrifice. Temple of the Holy Ghost. Tell me when was the body acceptable to God? Only in 1 Corinthians 6:14-20. Where we were to present the vessels in which we live. As vessels, as temple’s to the Holy Spirit, but that is only good as It says in Romans 8:10.
(10) …if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
It tells you right there, even though you’ve got the Holy Ghost you’re still going to die. You can present your bodies all you want full of the Holy Ghost, and it does not guarantee that you will be metamorphosed. No way. This is for the Resurrection. See? No way.
Now listen, what we’re looking at here is Ephesians 1:13-14. Now, let’s look at It. Now remember, I’m no Philadelphia lawyer and trying to make a lot of remarks out of Scriptures just for the sake of talking. I could do that, but I don’t want to.
(13) In whom also [you hoped,] after [you] heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that [you] believed, [you] were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
(14) Which [he tells you what it is going to do for you,] is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
Now, that tells you It’s going to you out of the grave yard. It’s doesn’t say It’s going to keep you out. It’s says It’s going to get you out. That’s all. It’s temporary! Temporary, Brother Branham said so.
No way does the rebirth per se, transfigures, that is a mystery of revealed truth to the Saints, and is dealt with in 1 Corinthians 15:51-55. It is also seen here, and herein is the mystery made clear.
So the person coming to Christ has a temple for the Holy Spirit, and that temple is dedicated to the Spirit, not to Its own desires, as Paul said, “If you live in the Spirit, walk by the Spirit.” But there is something else here, it is the pattern for transfiguration. Do not be fashioned after the world.
Now let’s see what happened to the world. Romans 1: See you’ve got to weave the Scripture back and forth, or you never know what you’re talking about.
You say, “Don’t be fashioned after the world. What do you mean fashioned after the world?
You say, “Don’t do certain things.”
(28) And as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to reprobate mind[s], to do those things which are not convenient;
Now, in Romans 12, he’s talking about the mind. And he said, “Don’t take let your minds take the course that the world took.” What did the world take? Right here:
(28) …they did not like to retain God in their knowledge…
Now, that sounds very nice, but it’s very wrong. You know what it actually is? They did not approve God. They did not approve God. And you go down here, someone spits in your face. You don’t approve that.
If you’re a dye-in-the-wool Catholic, someone comes along and says, “Hey, the pope hasn’t got any power.” You don’t approve that. See, what I read to you in 2 Corinthians, the veil is upon the mind. The creeds and the dogmas, the teaching is upon the mind.
And until the veil is removed for the mind, the creeds and the dogmas, as Brother Branham said, “We let a spiritual resurrection for the first time in two thousand years, a veil of creeds and dogmas have been ripped away, and the Holy Ghost can reveal Himself what He wants.”
Okay, ‘to approve’. They did not approve God.
Now listen, It doesn’t say, “they did not approve of God.” They did not approve God. God was there. They didn’t approve of Him. Now let’s not be too hasty in drawing conclusions here, because I want to tell you something, we’re on very skinny-ground ourselves.
God came down before Abraham and Sarah. And He said, “Abraham, I’ve got news for you, (He said,) this is the time Sarah will conceive seed.”
And she said, “Ha, ha, ha, I heard that before.”
She didn’t approve God. We’re talking about a personal thing here. A Personal Being. And she couldn’t take the revelation. She said, “Maybe so many years ago.” She even chuckled about the fact of being in a pleasurable thing. The whole thing was a smear to her.
Until God said, “Hold it, why did you laugh back in there?” She didn’t laugh out loud you see.
Brother Branham said, “She laughed up her sleeve.”
And the fellow said, “She had a hole in the elbow.”
Trickled out to God’s consciousness.
“Oh,” she said, “I didn’t laugh. I didn’t laugh. I didn’t laugh.”
Oh she began to approve God in a hurry. There’ll come a day. I’ve always told you as far as I’m concerned the great thing is going to break during the squeeze.
Look it brother/sister, I’ve told you every place where this occurs there’s always is tribulations, famine, nakedness, the whole thing. There’s always a squeeze. I’m sorry. I cannot quote you one place in Scripture concerning the Change, but there is going to be a problem at that time.
And I don’t like doing it, because I hate the thought of it. I got to be honest.
Now, but these Saints are transfigured to a refreshment or renewed mind that is now capable of approving, see? approving, proved, that word ‘proved’ means ‘prove’, the good, acceptable perfect will of God.
Number one: good is benefit. In other words, what is He here for? Here to take me away.
“Aw, that’s a lot of hogwash. He’s not going to be here to take you away stupid, you’re going to be caught up there. Then you’ll see Him, that’s when the taking takes place.”
You can’t tell them anything. They’re blind. You can’t tell them He came down here. “Why,” they said, “He descended. He descends up there.”
If that’s descend… Now, I’m going to climb on the roof, heaven forbid I should have to, and I’ll come to the edge here, have a rope around my waist, that will help me, and you say, “Brother Vayle come down.”
I say, “Idiot, I am down. I have descended. ”
Poor old Vayle, I heard he’s going nuts, but this is it. That’s right. That would be it. I’m only down if I’m down. “The Lord shall descend with a Shout.”
He’s down here with His Shout. He’s down here with His knowledge. He’s down here to be approved. And William Branham said, “There’s one God.” Oh, they looked down their noses, he stunk from that moment on. Perfect, full age. Times of results. The point arrived at.
Brother Branham spoke of the Holy Spirit coming up to the Church, spoken the measure of the Word, that went over everybody’s head, even the Bride. She’s just beginning to learn about that now. Just beginning to learn about that now.
The Bride was so confused by preachers like Bob Lambert and the rest who went out saying nobody’s got the real Holy Ghost. Well, for Pete sake, what is the real Holy Ghost? Completely confused, bringing chaos.
A bunch up there now in Connecticut got it even on TV as a cult. Meetings that they close the doors to, and a boy couldn’t get his mother out. So what happened, they sent the cops and FBI or somebody, it’s got to be a federal offence, and they got in there they took pictures of Brother Branham with the Pillar of Fire, put it on TV and said, “A cult, like Jimmy Jones.”
That’s the fruit of a man’s ministry. Got to get more of it here, don’t worry time hasn’t run out. I hope that most of you die, the way I’m hoping I’m the way I will die before the squeeze even comes down. I think maybe Brother Meyer’s and I are the only two that’s got much hope. The rest of you can suffer. I’m not fooling.
Who betrayed them? Man was only too anxious, because they found some problems they didn’t like, but they couldn’t go and solve the problems amongst themselves. No, there’s no way they could. They went to the law.
Very foolish. Perfect, full age, the point arrived at. The word ‘will’, means ‘determination’. What is that determination?
(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 hath 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:
He’s got a purpose, “Behold,” the Bride of all ages are going to come together. See?
Now listen, you know that can’t take place until the Gentile Bride’s in. That’s the check-off of the whole thing. Because the Gentile Bride and only one hundred and forty four more thousand, that’s it. That’s all!
And He’s going to gather them, bring them back to earth. That’s His purpose. It tells you here how to get ready for it. The process of the mind. Repent, change the mind.
Never so fed up, as in Saskatchewan, this fellow came behind me, a veritable stuffed shirt knowing all things, supposed to be, he’s still back in Pentecost, the church is full of false prophecy and hogwash, I preached on repentance and he got up and said, “I don’t agree with Brother Vayle.” And he said what repentance to him was.
My Bible says, “Godly sorrow wasn’t repentance.” It was not repentance, but he had godly sorrow as repentance. Let me tell you brother/sister, that’s the case, then my need for shoes is new shoes. Hogwash!
You better have something to get the shoes with. I need a guy like him preaching to the Bride, like I need three more holes in the head. Let me tell you flat brother/sister, repentance belongs to the mind age, not down here with feelings.
Brother Branham said, “Even the Holy Ghost does not come with feelings.”
How are you going to know? You’ve got to know! Where’s knowledge? Up here. [points to the head] How do you know you’ve got a pain in the hand? Because the hand aches? Don’t be nuts.
You went zip, zip, that’s where the pain is. Put your hand on a hot stove. The hand knows? Hogwash. Zip, zip, faster than that. How do you know?
Old Mary Baker Eddy [founder of Christian Science 1821-1910] was shrewd, the devil used her you know. She said, “God is universal mind.” And she reduced everything to the mind. And it was such a bug-a-boo to the Pentecostal’s that they went everything, a man breathes down a lady’s neck, what would happen?
Oh, she’d be raptured right then I’m sure. Well, isn’t that a funny feeling when somebody breathes down your neck? Ever had it happened? Oh let a man breathe down a man’s neck. Ever tried it? Try it sometime. He’s the god of the goose pimples right there.
I’m not being malicious. And I am not being sacrilegious. I’m telling you. You get off the beaten track, one word, goodbye. I don’t pretend to understand it all. But I try to believe it.
All right. Go to Colossians 3:1-11. We’re slowing down to a trot now.
(01) If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
(02) Set your affection on things above, [that’s set your minds on things above] not on things on the earth.
(03) For [you’re] dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
(04) When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall [you] also appear with him in glory.
(05) Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
(06) For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:
(07) In the which also [you] walked some time, when [you] lived in them.
(08) But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
(09) Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;
(10) And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
In other words, also brother/sister, there is a creating going on in us through the revelation of the Word of God to the individual.
And that creation of course going on as that inner man, and that will begin to abound at the end time, when the end purpose is not that you satisfactorily serve Christ, and you no longer lie and curse and commit adultery and other things, fact, you’re changed unto His glory. That’s right.
Step up, step up, step up.
There can be no doubt that the revealed knowledge of God that would vindicate to us as it came from a prophet was to have this effect. The Knower now coming into the knowledge of the Purposer, and what that purpose is becomes the fulfillment of the purpose.
A literal minor Logos, or manifestation of God, because you see, that was the purpose of God. And the Word of God for this hour and wherever that Word goes, now listen, wherever that Word goes fulfilling the very Life that was in the purpose that’s the Logos.
How else could it be? Jesus was God manifested. We are also sons of God manifested.
I’m talking in terms of the watered-down. I’m talking in terms of the grace of God. Us who were sexually born in sin. I’m talking what God has done by mercy and grace to us individuals, because Jesus died upon Calvary and allowed it.
Say, what a tremendous effect the object of Knowledge has upon the knower. What a tremendous effect. Now do you understand why Paul screams, “That I may know Him and the power of His Resurrection, and the fellowship of His suffering, being made conformable unto his death.”
He knew a squeeze was coming down. It would pay a price, because the gates of hell would rattle their chains against it. I’ve felt some effects now, and I’m pretty scared of what may come on the scene, because what I’ve felt is really next to nothing. Yet Paul screamed, “That I might know Him.”
He already knew Him according to Acts 9, when the Light struck him down. “Who art thou Lord?”
“I’m Jesus, Paul.” He knew that.
But Paul missed the first half of the Resurrection, It was already past him. And he wanted to make sure he’d be in the second half.
Look over here in John 17:3. Jesus made a promise concerning it.
(03) And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
See, that’s good. Paul had it. That’s the Alpha. What is the Omega? The Omega is Revelation 10:1, the mighty Messenger come down.
(05) …the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,
(06) And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that time should be no longer:
That’s, He Omega, the All. The Alpha, the start of this, “The beginning of the creation of God,” Omega’s it all at the end time. As It was of revelation then, It’s a revelation now. “And upon this [revelation] will I build My Church.”
Okay, He Omega’s it all, ends it all.
All right. Is this One Revelation 22:12-13? He said:
(12) …behold, I come quickly; my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
(13) I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
Is He that One? Yes He is. Because He is,
(16) I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
See, He’s the One that reveals Himself. The One Who started revealing Himself. The Logos is here to climax it and finish it. And the Book of Revelation of Jesus Christ means that He is revealed. He is brought into view.
The Word is manifested. And what is manifested for this hour is seen and known by a selected group of viewers, who will take on the attributes of the Known.
That’s why It says in,
(02) Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
In other words, John said the impact would be there. The impact upon the knower will be according to the release of the power of the object known. Now that’s true. I go into a room and I look at a picture. I view that picture. That picture has an impact on me. Oh boy, do some have an impact.
I remember years ago, there’s a fellow over in Finland or somewhere, I think his name was Miller. A very nice man. Some kind of a Christian. I say that because it’s true. And he did surrealistic painting.
Oh you might of called it ‘geometrical’ or something, but it’s one you know, it’s kind of things are kind of fuzzy, and he had done a horse. Well, I never laughed at a horse yet, but I did that day.” I laughed, and he wasn’t too happy.
It had an impact on me. A real sense of humor, if this is a horse. I cannot believe that anybody has anything from God to do surrealistic painting, unless he’s in the spirit to paint degeneracy of what’s in the world. Then I can understand people with three eyes, one on top of each other and something else.
You see, they’re already hallucinating what’s going to happen to the world in the tribulation …?… It’ll be horrible. I’d say with Brother Branham, thought I do not understand, “I’d sooner have sulfuric acid poured in my open bowels than have a minute or two [or whatever it is] in the tribulation.” He said. See?
The impact upon the knower. That would depend on the power, or what was there at that moment that would strike the viewer, or the knower. Well, it tells us right here, Resurrection and Change.
Paul tell us, “Resurrection and Change.” Then, what is the impact of this knowledge of the revelation of God at this hour? There’s only one thing it can be, because it’s the end-time, we’ve got to get back where we came from. It’s Resurrection time. There it is.
Now, we’re closing off with these thoughts. And I want to …?… so I get this: this hour is when He Appears so the Bride will know Her Husband, Her Mate, the Revealed Word, ‘Feast of the Trumpets’.
It is uniting time of 2 Thessalonians 2:1, as Brother Branham said, coming out time and recognizing Him alone Who is the Word. No church, no creed, no dogma, no formula, or formality. The two are one now.
Ephesians 1:13-14, that’s the Holy Ghost given to the day of Redemption, gives way, now He’s still here baptizing you with the Holy Ghost. But the One Who’s giving His Spirit is now right here present. The Father Who sired these children is here with those living at this hour.
Ephesians 1:13-14 gives way to Ephesians 1:17, which is 1 Corinthians 1:7-8. Now, let’s look at It, I told you that already. We took that in the Wednesday night series.
Let’s go back and look at It to know what we’re talking about. Paul speaking to the Corinthian Church.
(07) …that [you] come behind in no gift; waiting for the [Apocalypses] of our Lord Jesus Christ:
(08) Who [when in his Apocalypses shall [establish] you [make you so that you won’t fall at] the end, that [you] may be blameless…
And the word means, that there cannot even be a charge laid against you. No way. Absolutely, Brother Branham said, “Justified in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
In other words, at that time when He comes, He is going to mean something to the Bride, that if you can get to her, you’ve got to have demolished Him. No way can you get to her.
Now, what does that mean? That means exactly what we talked about in,
(25) Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
Now look, he’s drawing a spiritual parallel here, so let’s forget the old man and the old lady, talk about Jesus and the Bride. Follow me?
(26) That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
The reason I said that is because the husband says “Now see wife you’ve got to live like Jesus.” And the wife says, “You’ve got to live like Jesus”.
Now just shut up about that nonsense. We’re talking about Christ and the Bride, I don’t care if you fight like cats and dogs, go home and kill each other. You know what I’m trying to tell you. Get to what I’m looking at now. I’m not interested in the man and the woman affair any more. I’m talking in terms of what’s happening now. See?
(26) That he might [sanctify]… [see, marriage is in a parable here, he’s illustrating, see?] That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
(27) That he might to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. [See, that’s Jesus in a Bride. The Holy Ghost here.]
(28) So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. [He’s bringing the marriage in, he’s telling you there’s a marriage going on.]
(29) For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it,…
And we’re the flesh of Jesus. I don’t care if we have sunk down. I don’t care if we did this in vain. I don’t care if we did get into creeds and dogmas. I don’t care if we did spit in his face. He can’t stop loving us. It’s a marriage ’till death do us part, and Christ can’t die.
And there’s a Bride that’s got eternal life. Something’s got to happen, brother sister, let’s get this right. There’s got to be restoration. That Bride’s got to get restored. Something’s got to fit in, okay.
(29) …no man hates his own flesh; nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: [See marriage is just a symbol here.]
(30) For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
(31) For this cause shall a man [will] leave father and mother, and shall be joined [to one] wife, [the] two [become] one flesh.
He did it, became our flesh that He might die upon Calvary, wash us by the Blood then the washing of water.
(32) This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
And he tells you right here, you can talk all you want about marriage, and marriage should be these very things, what a man and a woman should do for each other and to each other. But he said listen, it’s only just a tiny illustration. “I’m trying to get it across to you” said Paul.
There is a marriage of Christ and the Bride and He loves her and He gave Himself for her. And when the day comes she needs washing in water by the Word, He’ll do it.
As Brother Branham said “Find me a Bride of such character, stand still long enough to hear the Message, of such character to stand still in the water of separation, until she’s washed by the Water of the Word”. He said “I’ve been sent to clothe a Bride”.
Then listen, what is the cover for the woman? It’s the man. You say “It’s her hair.” That’s symbolic. It’s her husband.
He stands there covering her, and he says, “Look, Almighty God, Holy Spirit, the One to Whom you cannot approach to, and you cannot see, I don’t care how hard you try you’ll never see Him as far as I know. No man will ever see God.”
You’ll see the manifestation, but I don’t think any man will ever see God. You can’t approach Him, He lives in a light that no man can approach unto. And he’d say, “Look it, there’s got to be death to her, there’s no way she can come into here.”
And Jesus stands there and says, “That’s my Wife, when you deal with her you deal with me, she’s out of the picture.” That’s what we’re talking about today, brother sister, in the Message that Brother Branham brought us. Not something else. She is through and by Him… she is through and by Him… through Him and by Him.
Now watch, because that’s what Romans says. She is,
(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 fullness of him that filleth all [things with] all [things].
There is no way that God could ever stop this Bride from becoming the perfect image of Jesus and everything He poured into him would poured into her. And everything He granted him, He granted her. No way it’ll ever change, no sir, it is the new era, it is just begun.
So, my brother/sister, aren’t we glad this morning that He is not any longer the unknown God, or the guessed at, or the hoped at, but the revealed God of glory, in Whose glory we’re shined. And listen, who knows the husband better than a wife? Say, “Well, my mother.”
Your mother is a sweet old fuddy-dud. She’s got stars in her eyes as big as mud pies and you’ve got her fooled, but not your wife, buddy. Nobody will ever know the man like the wife. And that’s what I say about Jesus.
That’s why it’s uniting time today and only the Bride will know her God. The rest will guess at it, they will hope at it, they will talk at it. But there is a people who knows the Lord.
I don’t know how far I’m down the road. Maybe I’m in the wrong direction. I’m not going to boast, I’m not going to complain. But I say one thing, I’ve said all along, I stand with the prophet, “If we’re not Bride, there’s a Bride out there somewhere, by the grace of God I won’t only not stand in her way.”
I hope I’ve got if not enough real integrity and fortitude, I am suave enough, and I am political enough, though I bite my tongue to hold back my angry words. I will still have to cheer her on, because she’s out there. And she knows something and got something that nobody else’s got. That much I am sold on.
You say, “Brother Vayle, if you don’t make it…”
I just told you what I’m going to do. I’ve got to admit she’s out there somewhere. I’ve got to admit there’s a reality. I’m going to tell you something, I’m going to miss someone else, I don’t believe that God would let me know what I know this morning, let you know what you know, just “get out of the way, now boy.” No way. No way.
There’s a Bride, and by the grace of God we’re a part of that Bride, and we will stand. And you know, the beautiful thing is not that we standing, it’s the fact that He’s standing, causes us to stand. This is the hour when all grace and mercy gets placed right back on Jesus.
That’s why Brother Branham could stand different nights and talk about the great things that God did, and I was with him so much of the time to see so many things, but not as much as a lot of people were; and see so many things, and then he would say, “Now look, I want you to know this is not any grace I’m putting on myself.” No, he said. No he never ever took a bit of credit.
John the Baptist said, “There’s One standing in the midst of you.”
The prophet said, “I tell you by vision what your eyes cannot see. He’s standing there.”
I ask you a question. What’s He standing for?
“Oh,” the man said, “He’s standing there because He wants all the sinners to come.”
That’s lovely, but that’s not really true. See? Not true. The majority has already come. That’s right, it’s the end-time. Oh the grace and the mercy of God.
The Lord bless you, let’s rise.
[Tape ends before prayer]