Shall we pray.
Heavenly Father, we know that the invisible is becoming more and more visible. As Brother Branham said, “From the shadow to reality, from the negative to the positive.” And those things which were told us many years ago and now are hearing, Lord, and we have it recorded on tapes and books, we know are coming more and more into existence. And those things, Lord, that look even at this time shadowy, are not at all shadowy, for they also are substance. And more and more, Lord, they are before us in reality, though we know it not, yet we take it by faith and realize that these things are so.
We do not dare to guess at dates because we know that is entirely wrong. We cannot tell, for even the prophet himself said twenty-five, fifty, maybe a hundred, yet maybe tomorrow. We don’t know about the time of these things, Lord, but we do know it is in our time, for some generations shall not pass away. And we believe that’s the generation whose hearts are turned, Lord, for healing in the wings, immortality.
We believe there are people here today, if we’re not all part of it, there are those who are. They’re young enough, they will be in it, Lord. The older ones maybe tucked safely away to come back in the Resurrection. We know that they’ll be coming back. We believe Brother Branham will be in the vanguard… the first are going to be last and the last first. Understanding these things that were brought before us, Lord, we stand and know that You are true; Your Word is true. And these things are coming to pass, Lord, exactly on the dot exactly within the time, and we appreciate it.
Now Father, we pray You’ll solemnize our hearts and increase our faith by revelation that You alone can give. We stand on It, Lord, and thank You for the strength that comes from Your Word. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.
You may be seated.
Now, last night we started in the first of two messages on the “Facts Of Our Faith.” Which we declared to you. We called it “Our Faith” because it’s not simply what I preach, but it’s what the church stands for. That’s exactly why you’re here.
And so, last night in “Facts Of Our Faith” we defined our faith in this church to be the original true and perfect faith that once for all delivered unto the Gentiles through a vindicated prophet and apostle by the name of Paul. He was the one and only one who received from Jesus this revelation in identical manner as did Moses. And we repeat, that no other one but Paul received it, and he alone disseminated It. And thereby, he was laying the foundation of the Gentile church upon the platform already built by Peter.
That is particularly by Peter and the others. And also, the other eleven apostles in some measure making all the apostles and prophets as the Bible said, a part of the foundation of the church as concerning ministry who were the first in this body. In other words, the Bible says the church is built upon the foundation of the apostles and the prophets of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Now these people who in the foundation, as I look at it, they to me are like the feet, which is the platform for the body. And that is true. Actually, your physiologists divide the body into three. They’ve got the limb, the trunk and the head. And out, of course, your head and limbs, trunk and… But we take it as the platform of the body, definitely, would be the feet. And they were the ones that had the platform building up to the head.
Now this revelation of Paul was the revelation of the only true God and His Son Jesus Christ, and the Word of God concerning both the Father and the Son and whatever was our portion, or was that which pointed to us, that which was given to us. In other words, if we shared, or were a part of God and His Word through the Lord Jesus Christ, this is what Paul pointed to us. Now, of course, with this we see a historical record of the church which is prophetically outlined as to its Genesis and its complete revelation or its complete fulfilment.
Now we contend that, when the Bride went astray from the Word, she became a church, then a lodge. which Jesus, the Word and the Spirit leaving her, as when Ezekiel saw God leave the temple. And instead of a triune reality, she became a victim of a trinity doctrine and the anti-christ system. And that, of course, is in full control, and will be in fuller control before it is over.
But God said He would restore – that’s through the prophets and through Paul and others, He said He would restore the Bride, which would then entail a pure, definitive revelation from which she fell because she fell from that in 2 Corinthians 11. We contend with this that God is already done that by the vindicated message of Elijah the prophet, as spoken of in Malachi.
Now we want to notice some things here very carefully.
Number 1. In Acts 3 the Bible mentions that the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ depends upon a revival from His Presence, that is, a breath of fresh air, which nobody really would know what it meant, except for some vindicated prophet telling us, which Brother Branham told us that that was a revival sent from the Presence of the Lord. And he mentioned, of course, there could be no such thing as a true healing revival unless there was a change in the doctrine, because God did not bring our attention to the same tired and old, dragged-out, and dead doctrine.
And you notice that’s exactly true in there, because It says here in the Book of Acts, this breath of fresh air would come from the presence of the Lord, and then, He would send Jesus Christ, who was appointed unto us, on condition that just before that coming, there would be a restoration. And we know of course, the restoration that precedes the literal coming of the Lord Jesus Christ has to come to the church, it has to be the Word. And the Bible tells us in Matthew 17 that Elijah is going to restore.
Now you can’t have two people restoring because God never did have two people at one time as the headship and with the authority of God to the people, being ‘God to the people’ actually is what it was. So, we see this is going to be the prophet Elijah.
Now, in Malachi 4:6, Elijah is to turn the hearts of the children back to the fathers, which we know are going to be back to the apostles. Now remember, to understand how the heart is going to be changed back, and what the changing back is, the question is this: Where did they get off of course? Off the Word of God. Now see, that’s the – the humdinger. That’s what people don’t want to look at.
You go to the people who believe Elijah must surely come, and they’re called the… Oh, what are they called anyway? They come out of Pennsylvania, no, New York. And used to, you can still write to them. Used to give me their books for nothing, but now they charge for them. Elijah will come and restore… Oh man, doesn’t matter anyway, you can see it in your magazines.
And their major thesis is: There’s going to be a great big revival of gifts. And other people say, “Well, Elijah’s going to restore all spoken in the – by the mouths of the holy prophets that…” You see, he said this was going to be and that was going to be, and this thing now here, and that material thing, and that other thing materialized.
Oh, hogwash! That’s the same stupid thing that people don’t understand about Brother Branham when he said, there’s only one sin and that’s unbelief, and everything else is an attribute of it. If you believed you wouldn’t smoke, if you believed you wouldn’t drink, if you believed you wouldn’t commit adultery, if you believed you wouldn’t lie, you wouldn’t steal, you wouldn’t cheat. But you don’t believe, so therefore you got to do these things.
And of course, sometimes you got to pinch and hold each one of them. It’s a slow process of sanctification. You got to quit drinking first of all, maybe, then quit smoking, quit lying, quit whoring around, those things. I don’t know, what’s your priorities? But they’re symptoms, evidences. And so, when you’re going to have the heart turned back, you got to go, “What’s it going to be turned back to?”
Now go to Genesis. See? She got off the Word. And what she did was according to how she got off the Word. And from that time on there was murder, adultery, rape; there was everything under God’s high heaven. So turning the hearts of the children back to the fathers, you got to get turned back to the apostolic truth. And the apostolic truth came to Paul. Paul alone had the revelation. Peter didn’t.
I don’t care if Peter said, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.” He could have said it three times in a row, jumped up and down forty times and gone off like a giant, Roman fire cracker. That doesn’t make any difference. Or parting the Red Sea. That’s no difference at all. He simply identified that One. And God said, “Peter, you didn’t know of yourself, I didn’t tell you, nobody told you, you didn’t get it even by manifestation, God spoke to your heart and you gave the answer, I am indeed the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
And as Brother Branham said, the church is built upon revelation. If it’s not built upon revelation, what’s it built upon? Did Paul come and say, “Listen, I brought you this Word and then I did mighty miracles and signs.” No, he did the mighty miracles and signs in order to fortify them that it was the Word of the living God. So the signs and the wonders aren’t it. It’s the Word.
So when the hearts of the children are going to be turned back to the Pentecostal fathers as Brother Branham said. What was he talking about? To begin with Acts 2:38. Never mind the manifestation. We got one guy beaten his ears off all the time. “Well,” he said, “The Word’s good, but I don’t go along with those that just teach Word, Word. You got to live a life.”
Then he tried to discern. Somebody here got a – got a – is nervous. Well fap, I can start with Steve, he’s nervous. I can start with Dave, you’re nervous, you took a new job on. I can start with the Evans’s, they’re nervous, they lost their shirts. Mel’s nervous, he hasn’t got a job. I don’t have to discern. Bill’s nervous, he’s wondering if his arm is going to get better, it’s killing him. Hogwash! Shee! Then you wonder why I get tore up here and lash out. It’s the Word, brother or sister, nothing else but the Word. That’s why He is the Word.
So, turning the hearts of the children back to the fathers, as it says in Malachi chapter 4, verse 6. It’s exactly true, it’s through the revealed Word, the original revealed Word from which the Bride strayed. And she went off in three directions which ended up in a trinity. A Father, Son and Holy Ghost, which is absolutely contrary to Scripture, and so is the baptism in that name because it’s not even a name. There’s no place in the Bible where anybody ever did any otherwise than Lord Jesus Christ, of some combination.
Thus we see today Malachi 4:6 has already transpired for the Gentiles. Thus our faith is perfect, as the prophet said in 1 Corinthians 13, positively, that which is perfect has come. And he said who is perfect but God, and who is God but the Word? And I showed you where they received it in part. That word perfect means no more parts, it’s finished. See?
Brother Faison made a nice table out there for us. It’s finished, it’s over, he did it. Made all the parts, put all the parts together. It’s perfect. You say, “Well, I think I’d like something a little more perfect.” You – you missed the point. It’s finished. There’s no more parts. They’ve all come together according to the builder, the designer; and it’s polished. Well, I’ll go put my mark in it. Then his table’s ruined. You just took from it or added to it.
Seven parts. The seventh part came by the seventh messenger, where we turn back; that which is perfect has come. As Brother Branham said by God’s grace we believe we have the perfect interpretation of the Word for this hour. That’s true. You don’t need the Word down the road, and you don’t need the Word back of you.
I’ve always been consistent with that. I’d never, ever care two cents about the meal I ate yesterday, and the meal I’m going to eat tomorrow. What’s in front of me? I’m a bread and potatoes man, right – meat and potatoes better still, because I can throw some spuds into the bread. Yes sir, you don’t go looking down the road wondering this and wondering that when you see the evidence right in front of you.
Now, all the mysteries are open to us. And we stand in the presence of the Tree of Life where mortals become immortal. All right, this is where we are in our faith. We’ve declared it. We believe we have the perfect revelation of the Word of God. We do not claim we understand it perfectly, we do not claim we have it all as though we know it like a prophet, we only know that this has happened by vindication; we know that this is it. And now it’s up to us to get behind it and to esteem it more than our necessary meat, because in this Word is life. And Brother Branham said nothing outside of this message will come to life.
Now this man is a vindicated man. But the Pentecostals and fundamentalists don’t believe that because, “Hey, just a minute, who are you big mouth to tell us that? Bless God we got a say in this thing.” Then give me a THUS SAITH THE LORD. Let me see some action. See you’re – you’re talking to the wrong guy when you talk to me. I’ve seen it. I haven’t seen as much as a lot of guys. Those nuts went goofy. They thought he was God. William Branham wasn’t God. Haywire thought! God to the people is a whole lot different than being God, I can tell you that.
He’s a mortal individual. He’s dead, dead, dead, dead, dead, for twenty-five solid years he’s been dead. That’s, the body has been. Corrupted. Jesus’s body didn’t corrupt. What’s all this nonsense? But those people at least they saw something. On the day of judgment I tell you they will be better off than those who saw nothing.
You think I’m lying to you? You wait for it. I’m not afraid at all. In fact I’m just getting so bold, I’m a little bit cheesy, I think. You know Paul got bold, too. John was bold. William Branham was bold. And then Paul prayed, “that I may be bold.” He said, “I may have freedom of speech, I may be bold in my speech before the throne of God.” I can stand up and say, “Listen, you can say what any of you want, I took that Word by revelation, I gave it exactly word for word. I didn’t say I lived it. It’s nice if we could say we lived it.
Why did John write then, “If a man say he’s got no sin he doesn’t need an – an intercessor?” He’s just a liar. Or the pope went so far as to say Mary didn’t have any sin. That’s immaculate birth. People think immaculate birth means virgin birth. Hogwash, it doesn’t mean virgin birth. Virgin birth’s, virgin birth, immaculate birth means she hasn’t had – she didn’t have any sin in her. She was a sinner. Brother Branham showed us how in Scriptures, she said, “Your father and I worried.” She opened her mouth and lied right there. But the Word corrected the error and said, “I must be about my father’s business, what are you talking about? I’m doing it now.”
All right, this Word given, the Word of God, as to its time, its allotment, its revelation, its application has been vindicated to us that this is the Word of this hour. It’s right. But people turn it down. You know why? They turned it down when Jesus was there. At the right time, the allotment. What was the allotment? Israel’s Messiah, the revelation.
He was, he proved it, the application. We’re going to take you out to take you in. He was vindicated. They said, “Forget it.” This Word will not pass away, but we ourselves could pass away. But I’m sure some of us aren’t going to pass away. But we are being fulfilled according to it. The Word will not pass away. And we, who won’t pass away, are being fulfilled according to it.
You say, “Well, I think the Word of God was being fulfilled.” You’re wrong. The Word of God’s already been fulfilled. Now we’re going to be fulfilled according to the Word of God which has been fulfilled. What’s been fulfilled? Malachi 4:1-6. This is the hour of judgment. This is 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10.
(02) But unto you that fear my name [and what is the name of God? The name of God revealed is the Word manifested. So you know you’re dealing with God] and you that fear him [it says] he shall rise with immortality.
You say, “How do you know?” Because a vindicated prophet said so. See, they don’t believe he was vindicated to speak the truth from the Word of God. And yet every single sign was fulfilled. Like Jesus said, “If you’d believed Moses you’d have to believe me.” “Oh,” they said, “We only believe that when we feel like we – it suits our purposes.” They didn’t say that but the liars meant it. Yeah.
Understand by history that Jesus came back and appeared in a vision to Caiaphas. A small revival took place. Well, I don’t doubt that, but I don’t necessarily believe it. But I don’t have to talk about that, I can talk about Paul who never knew Jesus, perhaps never even saw him, but was happy to persecute the Christians, and Jesus appeared. Boy, he sure tuned – put on a different tune in a hurry. He changed his mind. It was a cataclysm as far as the devil’s domain was concerned because Paul was a great servant of Jesus Christ.
Now, the former or teaching rain has fallen in the time of the latter rain, which started back with Pentecost in 1906. This former rain is what Christ and His Bride had been waiting for. Therefore the harvest has begun, time and eternity are blended, and the Millennium is absolutely at hand.
Now you can find that over here in the book of James the 5th chapter, that agrees with Joel. And in James it said:
(07) Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord, Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and the latter rain.
(08) Be patient – be also patient: stablish your hearts; for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.
(09) Grudge not one against another, be – lest ye be condemned; behold, the judge standeth before the door.
Now this man here, James, evidently knew from–from John the apostle, positively the truth. Or he got it from God – Jesus before… well, not necessarily before the resurrection, but he could have got it during the time of the resurrection because Jesus spoke to those people for forty days, revealing the things of the kingdom. Now that’s true, we know that. And the Holy Spirit brought it back to their minds, because they weren’t prophets, they were scribes. So they could give word by word, because they had perfect recall, because God doesn’t forget a thing.
You ask God to repeat His Bible, you say, “What chapter and verse, please out of what book?” He’d have no trouble. Because people can do that right now without the mind of God, having photographic minds. What about God, the ever – the ever remembering God, as Brother Branham called Him, the time that he brought – told about the – under the Seventh Seal, where the – where the Jews were sealed in – hundred and forty-four thousand?
The ever remembering God never forgot their sin. By turning to idolatry Ephraim and Benjamin, was it – I forget him and – oh… Anyway it’s in there. I forget now just what point that was at. But anyway here he tells you the Judge is at the door. And He said there’s got to be the former and latter rain. So if the Judge is at the door, he’s got to receive from the Father, the teaching rain at the time of the latter rain which is the power ministry which is in Pentecost.
So, all right, we’ve had it. Now remember, Jesus has to receive it before He can give it. So this is something locked up within the Father, that the Son did not know the time of. He simply had to wait for it. Everybody’s talking about the Son doesn’t know the time of the literal second coming, he’s got to wait for it. To me, hey, what does that really matter in the light of this? Because this is the One that’s waiting for it, the Judge standing at the door, to give the Word of life to the Bride that comes out of the church.
Well, that’s logical. That’s Bible as simple as A-B-C. What are going to do with the Scripture? “Be…” Oh, I know how people read it, “Be patient therefore, unto the coming of the Lord, and the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it… Be ye patient [Inaudible]… believing their crazy doctrine? What’s their crazy doctrine?
That the appearing is the Rapture. My Bible says you got to see Him before your change. That doesn’t bother them any. Nothing bothers them. How can it bother when their conscience is seared and they’re natural brute beasts, pretending to worship God, having a form of godliness? Blasphemers, total reprobate.
Like that big shot Sprong, and the – and the – and the Episcopalians, that said Paul was a – was a homosexual. I can tell you what he is, but it’s not polite. It just isn’t polite. I got the vocabulary, I’ve had it since I was a child. Believe me, I could cuss faster than a horse could trot. And had a choice vocabulary, choice names, tremendously explicit, and what I didn’t let – I didn’t learn, I made up. You think I couldn’t put him down where he belongs, you got another thought coming. I’d tell him to his face, and care less. They could shoot me, wouldn’t bother me any. I just hope they shot me in the right place is all.
Filth is filth, brother or sister, filth is filth. And you don’t have the Spirit of Jesus Christ to stand back and let that – say, “Well, that’s all right, let’s just love everybody, just love everybody.” Why don’t you tell God to love the devil? People are crazy, I’m not. I said you can get rid of me but you got to prove I’m crazy. You might have a job.
Listen, over here in Joel, about the former and latter rain. Verse 18, chapter 2.
(18) Then will the Lord be jealous for his land, and pity his people.
Now there you are. That’s why the Jews may say, the land goes before the Word. But the – the thing is, the land goes before the people because if there wasn’t any land, there couldn’t be a people. So now he is jealous for his land. Not just Palestine, don’t give me that stuff and pity his people, because the Gentiles are in here and the Jews know it. Then – why don’t the Jews read their Bible concerning Abraham? They’re not interested.
No, they want it their own way. Like the church in the Gentiles want it their way. But they’re not going to get it their way. They’re going to get it God’s way. And God’s way is according to this Bible that has been accurately and properly interpreted by the One that wrote it.
You know people have a lot of talk about the Seven Church Age book. I say, why don’t you come to me, I wrote it? Oh I threw ‘em for a good loop in there. The loop is by divine revelation, 1977. And they thought I was saying for Brother Branham that – that he had a divine revelation, it would be 1977. Why don’t they read it then come to me? If you read the book right, you’ll find the divine revelation wasn’t 1977, the divine revelation were the seven visions.
The other was a prediction. But they can’t even read. So much for the Branhamites. What did they get drunk on? Wasn’t the wine of God. Then they talk about going back to Pentecost. That’s where they really were drunk. Completely lost their minds for the mind of Jesus Christ.
(19) Yea, the Lord will answer and say to his people, Behold, I will send you corn, and wine, and oil, and ye shall be satisfied therewith: and I’ll make more – no more make you a reproach among the heathen:
(20) But I will remove far off from you the northern army, they – and will drive him into a land barren and desolate, and his face toward the east sea, and the hinder part toward the utmost sea, and his stink come up, and his ill savour come up, because he hath done these great things.
(21) Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: [now notice what he’s saying] for the lord will do great things.
Now you notice in here you have the law of the parallel of – of Scripture or the two vines – the blessing and the cursing. You can’t get away from it.
(22) Be not afraid, beast of the field: for the pastures of the wilderness do spring, for the tree bear their fruit, and the fig tree and the vine do yield their strength.
Oh hey, listen, a – a full stomach to the beast is nothing. It’s get rid of those stinking human beings that kill me. So there’s no fear any more because the lamb can lie down with the lion, and the people walk amongst the adder and the serpents and everything else, there’s no problem. No mosquitoes to bite you.
(23) Be glad then – be glad, children of Zion, [that’s in New Jerusalem] rejoice in the Lord your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first [and they’ve got month in there. It’s not first month at all. It means in the first as it did in the first. Because God can’t change His ways of doing things.]
So he tells you, the Word of God came moderately by vindication. Right. Power. Pentecost. But wait till the end-time. It will not be moderate. When did Paul fly around the world and have a congregation three hundred thousand to five hundred thousand? When was he filmed, put on film? No way like it is today. This is the greatest time, the greatest outpouring and people turn up their noses. And they’re dying for it, too. Of course, I’m supposed to feel terrible sorry.
Do you understand eight people got in the ark? And poor Noah had a window, and he was crying so many tears, the ark got full of puddles. And Moses, “Oh, Pharaoh was my half-brother, if I only could save Pharaoh, my half-brother.” Yeah, you think I’m tough and mean don’t you? I want you to know something, Jehovah of the Old is Jesus of the New. He has never changed essentially what He thinks, or what He does, or how He does it. He just said in this end-time, “Listen, just leave it all to me.”
I had people once – one time I told them to do it. They didn’t have the stomach for it. They couldn’t stand up and exterminate, they couldn’t stand right there, that – that their lusts and everything else get away, and they didn’t know what love was, they didn’t what my anger was, they knew nothing really about me. But he said, “You stand back and I’ll do it all at the end-time.” And He’s going to do it.
When this earth begins to dissolve, you wish you’d have known and believed the Word of God and know there’s a God that doesn’t change, and can – and can pinpoint it right down. Instead of have these little squeamy thoughts, O my God. “Well, I’m nicer than Jesus, hallelujah.” And the kind old priest, say, “Well, I’m nicer than Jesus, hallelujah.” And killed the Messiah they needed. They’re nicer people than you and they’ll take away the very God that you need, the very Word that you try to stand behind. Oh these nice, nice people.
You must think I’m a terrible guy. Well, I am, I admit it. I never won a beauty contest or nice contest. I’m not even trying for one. I wouldn’t win anyway if I did try. Wouldn’t do any good anybody try to try – try to do it for me.
Listen, the former and the latter rain greater than ever. Now look it, He’s waiting for the former rain. He’s standing at the door and He’s the Judge. Yeah. And He knows whether it’s the former rain or not, the real Word at the end-time. And He’s there then to give this real Word to the Bride.
I said this would be a short sermon. It’ll be a short one next month.
(24) And the floors shall be full of wheat, [gather wheat in his garner] and the vats overflow with oil and wine.
Take the wheat in and feed it up. Why? Because they just came through the Catholic and Protestant churches where the oil and the wine was suppressed. You couldn’t have what you wanted, couldn’t have the abundance.
Hey, you think you’re living because you’ve got a few bucks and you got good health. You’re nuts. Wait till immortality hits us, then you’ll know what living is. Man, I can hardly drag myself around now. Told you, not long we could climb thirty-nine steps up and down like a whiz, now we climb ‘em like a was. It’s the truth. Can’t – mind you, I’m not ashamed to tell you, just haven’t got the energy.
See, now listen:
(25) And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, and the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.
Now listen. He’s talking about the teaching rain which is the Word. And the Word comes down like rain. And He said, “I have sent my rain often upon you – upon you.” Often is seven times, which is perfection. And the seventh time, He said the rain comes back to where it was the first time, but greater. What Paul had essentially cannot be compared to what William Branham had, and you and I have in this age potentially, because Paul only saw what was coming and we are in that which was prophesied to come. We’re the recipients of it. Now he said, “All of these things that destroyed that Word, I’m going to bring it back anyway.”
(26) And you shall eat in plenty, [eat what in plenty? The Word.]
“Man shall not live by bread alone, but every Word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.” And life is in that Word. Had they gone to the Tree of Life they would have been immortal. So they ate off the wrong tree. They went to the flesh instead of the spiritual, and that’s what they’re doing out here in Satan’s Eden and the Jezebel church, the Jezebel religion. They can’t go to the Word of God which is vindicated.
You understand what I’m saying here? Living on immortal food this morning, whether you believe it or not, you say… I could say, “Well, I can’t climb those stairs, I feel lousy.” That’s right, but I’m going to feel better. And Brother Branham said you got to feel worse before you feel better. And that’s a Hertzheimer effect, he didn’t know one thing about it. Hertzheimer effect is you give a guy something that’s a – as an antidote against those viruses in your body you will feel worse as they’re killed off. That’s right. Oh people didn’t like his preaching.
I marvel at you guys, at least you – you pretend good that you like my preaching. I get a kick out of it. Stick around. This – this is lots of fun. Oh, they didn’t like Brother Branham’s preaching, they hated it.
One of my best friends. I loved the man, like life itself. Oh, he said, “Ranting and Raving,” he said… That’s what he called Brother Branham’s preaching. Here this poor guy had no vindication nothing, he – he marvelled at me. He called me a second Branham because I could discern like nobody’s business in those days. I guess it was like nobody’s business, really. It wasn’t in my business nor theirs either. And I did it. Prayed for the sick with tremendous results.
And he said, “To think I walked in Lee Vayle’s shadow, and he went and followed Brother Branham, the man who ‘rants and raves”. He was an Irish man, bless his heart. Better you are a Dutchman. My God, if I could walk in William Branham’s shadow, hallelujah. The man died. Where is he? I don’t know where he is. I’ve got sorrow for him. When he shot his mouth off, then his wife said, “Tom,” she said, “Don’t talk that way.” Oh God, have pity on preachers, brother or sister.
He said, now listen, “… you’ll never be ashamed.”
(27) You know that I am in the midst of Israel.
How are they never going to be ashamed? Because for six thousand years we’ve been dying. For six thousand years we’ve seen the promises of God barely fulfilled, except when Jesus came on earth. Barely. A little healing here, a little something there, but he said, “Now watch it be fulfilled.” Oh, you talk about glory coming, brother or sister. I tell you what, that’s where we share in His glory, share in His resurrection.
(28) It’ll come to pass afterward, I’ll pour out my spirit upon all flesh; your sons and daughters prophesy, your old men dream dreams, young men see visions:
(29) And upon the – the servants and upon the handmaids in these days I’ll pour my spirit.
And Peter under the Holy Ghost differentiated and he said, “Your sons, your daughters, my sons, my daughters.” And Brother Branham told all about it. He said everybody gets anointed who wants it. Genuine anointing. The days of the Son of man, the days of the son of perdition, right here amongst us. And People can’t tell it. And except for the prophet I couldn’t tell you.
You think I got that out of my beautiful little brain up here that I got from my parents? My parents were stupid, and I’m stupider than they are. They didn’t have any brains, and I don’t claim any either. I never got it from that, I got it from the prophet. Went back to the Bible, believing that he was infallible, believing he had the Word for this hour, believing that his sermons are the twentieth century gospel in twentieth century language. And it’s there before you. You can’t deny it unless you’re blind and deaf and dumb.
Now he said:
(30) At this time I will show wonders in heaven and earth, and blood – and blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.
That couldn’t happen till this hour. This precedes the great tribulation. So at the time of the restoration of the Word based upon a healing revival, there will be a false healing revival go out that will confirm the trinitarian doctrine. And not one of those guys can stand up to William Branham. Not all put together. They all end up as liars. I’ve seen ‘em, with their fallibility. Seen ‘em go down to the grave, seen ‘em go off the scene – saw them go off the scene, rather. William Branham went off the scene. He had to because somebody had to increase while he decreased.
(32) There come to pass, whosoever call upon the name of the Lord shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, [now that’s the Bride, and the mountain is what? The power. Mountain speaks of power and the kingdom.]
They didn’t know the kingdom of God was amongst them, and neither does the people – do the people today. And the days the Son of man in flesh, they didn’t know the kingdom was there, neither did they know in this hour. But listen, there’s where the power lies, there’s where the glory lies, right in this One in our midst, not as though He is here in a Pillar of Fire in the midst of us, but He was with Brother Branham here, let’s get it flat. I’m talking about the Bride. Maybe all Bride, maybe part Bride, who knows what’s here. Maybe I am, maybe you are. But that’s where the power is, that’s where the kingdom is – in the city.
In other words, standing right before the White Throne, knowing we’re heading for New Jerusalem, one day a thousand years, twenty-four hours in the sight of God. Going to be there, standing right there, knowing that’s where it all centers. God in a Pillar of Fire above the throne, the Lamb upon the throne, and all the Bride there. He said that’s what you’re looking at.
Listen, brother or sister, hey, let’s go back to Hebrews the 12th chapter and take a look at it. Verse 18. At the time of Melchisedec, the time of the 6th chapter, and all these things going on.
(18) For you are not come [in verse 18] to mount – that might be touched, that burned with fire, nor blackness, and darkness, and tempest,
(19) And sound of trumpet, the voice of words; the voice that entreated that heard the word should not be spoken to them any more: [In other words, it brought chaos and terror]
(20) (They couldn’t – they couldn’t endure that which was commanded, And if – if a beast touched it, it had to be killed,
(21) And Moses sat there, and trembled and quaked:) [Verse 22:]
(22) But you are come unto mount Sion, unto the city of the living God, unto the heavenly Jerusalem, and an innumerable company of messengers,
(23) To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which [that’s – that’s the first resurrection] which are written in heaven, to God the Judge of all, [standing outside the door now amongst us] and the spirit of just men made perfect,
(24) To Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel. [What came down was, He stayed there, we’re going to meet him in the air. The Lord said, my Lord sit on my right hand, and so on.]
(25) But you see that you refuse not him that speaketh. [He’s talking now. Now who’s doing the talking? The Judge is doing the talking. He called us out. He’s the discerner, and in the discernment He knows what is right with His Word, and what is wrong amongst the people, so He corrects it. Isn’t that what a judge is supposed to do, correct the lawyers? And we’re the advocates, we’re the ambassadors, and we’ve been out trying to work souls for Christ. All right.] For if they escaped not who refused him that speaks – spoke on earth, much more shall they not escape, if we turn from him that speaketh from heaven:
(26) Whose voice then shook the earth: but now hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.
(27) And these words, Yet once more, signifies the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.
Now watch what’s – what’s going to remain: Only the Word. Nothing else, because that’s all you need is the Word, from the Word comes everything. That’s where science is wrong. They see protein. Ho, they say, that’s a manifestation of life. There’s got to be life. That’s a lie. Protein is not a manifestation of life, but all these things are manifestation of God. There’s got to be somebody behind it. So God’s got to put it right. Everything is going to be shaken down.
(28) Wherefore we receive a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
Now just a minute, the kingdom of God is in our midst. He is here as in the days of the Son of man. Now it says right there that everything else is going to be moved, and that’s got to be Word, because everything comes from Word, comes from God.
(28) Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we serve God acceptable with reverence and godly fear:
(29) For our God is a consuming fire.
It says the One that came down, came down to burn up, to save you because the righteous don’t perish with the wicked, and that is the kingdom of God and nobody else’s but that group. Now that’s what we’re talking about here.
Now go back to Hosea, Joel. I think I finished it, really. Yeah. I finished Joel. Okay, all right.
Now, we’ve been talking therefore about our vindicated faith. We’ve been talking about the fact: Hey, look, this is something that God did, or no matter what you call it, here has been a superior visitation that claims to be identified with the Bible and uses the names of the Bible, and whatever backs him up, must have some kind of liaison with whoever wrote the Bible. Because this guy can bring it out. Oh, they wouldn’t say that.
“Well, bless God, us great people with our education, knowing the Greek, the Hebrew, the Aramaic, and all these wonderful things and back to the Chaldean. oh yes, we can tell you these things. And let me tell you, God is wrong.” “Well, I didn’t say God was wrong,” they say. I say, Oh yes, you did, because this man is God to the people, because he is that voice spoken of in 1 Thessalonians 4:16.
They don’t believe that. They don’t believe He comes down to put His church in order. They’ll skirt that Greek every time they want to skirt it because they will take the Greek to their own ends. And the Greek and the Hebrew has as many as thirty different meanings according to what you’re talking about. So if they want to leave that word shout, which they go to klusma, and don’t want to bring it to the place of order, which they know it is, and that One that came down puts the church in order, He’s putting everything under the feet of Jesus to give Him that one thousand year reign, and us with Him.
Now they believe that, but they won’t go to the Scripture, which is vindicated. They got their own idea how they’re going to do it. And I’m going to tell you something, the worse thing in all the world is for somebody to stand by, having taught somebody to do it the right way, and these little – nice little boys, nice little girls – do it their own way.
All right. We got engineers sitting here. Why do you think Joe and Gene and Dave, to mention just three, took these trips that they hated? And Bob, forgot him with all his trips… why do you think they took these trips over around the world, and they didn’t even like them… going to Paris. I know Joe, didn’t do a thing for you except you saw Paris. Didn’t do a thing for me either. I was nuts. Why did they go?
To see that these engineers around the world were doing what they were supposed to do that these men had worked on, and know what was to be done, and how it was to be done. So, we have enough guys here that took these trips. And they found in many cases they weren’t doing it. Now that’s the way it is with God right here.
You think these brethren that had these positions… And they still got them, some of them, because we’ve got three men right now that are still with the position. We had five altogether, but now we got three. Now the point is, do you think they are happy with these people because they’re nice people? No, they know they are conniving many times. They’re innocent themselves.
You think General Dynamics is made up of lot of fine Christian men who positively don’t want the government and us tax payers to lose one nickel? Ha! Embezzlement has been improved so many times, inferior work, chicanery, deceit, fraud, until the GO, it can’t keep up. We’re losing billions of dollars, and money under the table.
You know what? A man in government who runs in office, for a kickback of a measly ten thousand dollars, that he can prove is legitimate, though it isn’t, will give a man a contract for twenty million dollars, or twenty billion dollars if he has to, and you and I pay for it; which is legalized deceit and robbery.
Now listen, these brethren aren’t happy with what they see. Joe did his best in one place to get the guys to line up because he knew it would be a problem to switch to some other firm, but I don’t think he ever got them to line up. Now, I’m talking about these men compared to God. They ain’t nothing compared to God. Yet they wanted the job done right, because they engineered it. And you want it took. Right Gene? Didn’t do it.
What about these preachers, these men there in the sight of God? The man that wrote the blueprints, the man that is the blueprints, you think he’s happy? You think he’ll favor their job? He’ll declare bankruptcy. You can’t get away from it, brother/sister, no way you can go.
All right, let’s talk about the prophet. What about this prophet William Branham that brought the Word? His birth was not announced as was John the Baptist’s and some other great men. Wasn’t announced at all. His mother didn’t know, his father didn’t know, nobody knew. I doubt if his paternal – maternal grandmother knew. I don’t think she did. She’s a woman given to visions, a Christian Indian lady, Cherokee, but I don’t think she knew anything. He appeared on the scene, literally, out of no where, the same as did Elijah. Elijah the Tishbite, that’s all we know.
His birth was not at all different, except as he lay in his rude crib, a white light came to the window and stood over him, and they marvelled. His childhood was accompanied by visions and supernatural visitations. He saw the movement of wind in a tree and heard a voice speak to him, to never defile his body with women, drink or smoke. In 1933 a rainbow cloud, a circle of light appeared over him as he baptized in the Ohio River and spoke and told, “As John the Baptist foreran the first coming, so your ministry – message will forerun the second coming.”
Now today it seems to me that out of Jeffersonville, and particularly from one boy there who should know better because it was his Dad. I always hear him mumbling about seven church age messenger going to carry me home, and especially, as John the Baptist foreran the first coming, so you will forerun the second. That is not the truth. Others have said, “It is his ministry.” That is not the truth. On every single tape that’s what he took me into his own chamber and told me, “Lee, you’re telling it wrong, it is neither I nor my ministry, it is the message.” That’s what he told me.
And I said, “Brother Branham, you trying to tell me John the Baptist, and nobody but John the Baptist?… Name right in the record, he’s the one, and only one could forerun it, but in your case, it is not necessarily William Branham, John Doe, or anybody else, it is not the personality, it is the message. He said, now you got it. And I’m not a Philadelphia lawyer, but neither am I dumb. I got an – analytical ability, therefore quite a bit of synthetic ability also. In other words, I can bring it together – synthesize. I’m not a synthesizer as some men are, but I can – but I can do it.
It was William Branham himself not, nor the ministry. William Branham was the vessel, the ministry was the vindication and the whole climax was the Word, the message. That was the shout that people don’t want to recognize.
In 1946 an angel of God appeared to him with a message. And it said, “Take a gift of healing to the world.” Well, he said, “How’s that going to work?” He was like Moses, “What am I going to do, I got a message, got a gift of healing, what’s it going to be?” Well, he said, “It’ll be a sign in your hand.” Now right away we know that sign in the hand was given to trick the people, that brought on the spirit of the son of perdition. I was there in his meetings when that sign was shown, he was – showed me his own hand how it could make marks and things on it.
The minute he began doing it, I said within myself, now just a minute, the hand only says there’s cancer, but now where does he get the answer where the cancer is? Now I said, “Whatever voice tells him where the cancer is, the same voice should have told him was the cancer where it was.” So this is redundant, this is superfluous. I never got trapped. Because the same thought that came to me like a voice said, “This is a man you want to listen to if you listen to anybody.”
He had the sign in his hand. Then he began to read people’s hearts and he began to discern. And he likened that to a vision he had of the one, two, three pulls of which there were little birds, bigger birds like doves, and then angel messengers. And the third pull was the revealing of the Word based upon the opening of the Seven Seals, particularly the Seven Seals, and then particularly from it the seven thunders.
Now the gift of healing brought a healing revival as we showed you in Acts 3:19. This revival presaged the return of the Lord, but that return could not come until restoration by the Word. Now notice carefully the wording. A prophet like unto Moses. That is Jesus Christ Himself. Now remember it’s speaking of His coming. Now remember in Acts 3, it’s talking of His coming, and it says there will be a revival from the Presence of God, be – before this coming. And then it says, but hold it, the coming is only indicated in promise and cannot be fulfilled until the restored Word comes into being, and that takes Elijah.
So now you’re talking about God, and you’re talking about Elijah, talking about Jesus’ return physically, as the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords, the complete – the complete Godhead in human flesh. That would be Father, Son and Holy Ghost, the whole thing, see? All right, you’re talking about that going to happen at this particular time. But there’s got to be a healing revival, some kind of – to show something that this is the Word and then there’s going to be the coming.
Now it says this: The prophet like unto me. He’s talking about Jesus returning. But he’s talking about Elijah, right? Because Elijah must restore. Now then he starts and then beginning at not Moses, but beginning at Samuel. Why? Because the Word was already given by Paul. Paul was now like Moses in his day. But William Branham was like Samuel, because Samuel did not have any Word given to him, he was the judge standing there, the high priest ministering by discernment. And God backed him up that he had the lawful authority to interpret the Word that was given to administer the Word to adjudicate the Word to set the tribes of Israel in order.
That’s exactly what happened with William Branham. But you try to tell people that. “Oh, that’s Lee Vayle shooting his mouth off. Oh you know Lee Vayle, he loved Brother Branham, he had this fixation about Brother Branham, blah-blah-blah-blah-blah.” I know what they say. And you know what I would say, too, but I’m not going to say it. I spare your ears this morning. I’m trying to be nice. In a right way. I can be nasty in – in a nice way, too.
Now the great… Sure. I could buy my wife a figurine that was very, very expensive, looked terrible, and I said, “This reminds me of you.” I wouldn’t do that, but you see I could be nasty in a nice way. So all right. So I’m not going to be nasty in a nice way.
Now the great thing concerning Brother Branham was that if he indeed were Elijah for this hour as spoken of in Malachi 4:6, “Turning the children back to the fathers – with their hearts back to the fathers”, he would indeed be a prophet with the ministry of vindication as seen in Deuteronomy 18. And that’s what it tells you. Moses was vindicated, Jesus was vindicated, Paul was vindicated, Samuel was vindicated; but of those people Jesus did not bring the Word.
He was there interpreting the Word. That’s what He was because He was the Son of man, the Judge. He took His place as the prophet. Sure He did signs and wonders, but it was already there in the book.
Now, what did Paul do? Paul came with signs and wonders, and he had the right to bring the Word to the Gentiles which was hidden in the Scripture, so it had to be dealt with further. And he revealed the things which were not known, from the foundation of the world, that’s what he tells you right in Ephesians. Takes you right back beyond the foundation.
Now, as Samuel did not have to do that, neither did William Branham. They simply stood there as the anointed of God and said, “You will listen to me.” And you notice every time Brother Branham challenged them, he said – it’s like Samuel, he said, “When did I take your money? When did I take your oxen? When did I take your women? When did I lie to you? When did I do so and so?” Could never put a finger on him. You talk about fruit.
Those other guys are a bunch of fruitcakes, but they thought Brother Branham didn’t have fruit. But thank God he didn’t have their kind. Yeah. Thank God. Who wants it? Now, thus he demonstrated so unerringly and so often that he knew, and consequently others knew that the vision and THUS SAITH THE LORD, were infallible, so therefore the prophet became infallible.
Now that’s the hard thing you’ve got to learn to put your tongue to and twist it and make it say it. Yeah. You won’t like it. Because, ha, that’s giving a man just too much credit. Yeah. But oh boy, do you get mad when people don’t give you credit that you told the truth. Now listen, you blankety-blank, I’ll knock your so-and-so head off. Don’t tell me I’m lying. Make me something, huh? Oh yeah, oh yeah, you’ll come out, bless God, with a four-by-four, and a Howitzer and a Sherman tank, an atomic bomb? … you’re going to prove, bless God, hee-hee-hee-hee. You ain’t got a leg to stand on. This man had THUS SAITH THE LORD.
So he’s telling what’s in people’s hearts. I don’t have to be a prophet to read your hearts, I just read the Bible after the prophet and I know what’s in their hearts. It’s – watch ‘em. Hey, I watch those Pentecostals. This in turn was the evidence that the people must hear him, because that is Deuteronomy, what the prophets are based on. This infallibility is the only basic promise for Revelation 22:18 and 19, that says you can’t take or add from – to it.
You get twenty people, twenty different ideas. Say, all right fella, you gave me one idea, you gave one, you give one. Tell me, who’s adding or taking? “Well – well see, why don’t you back down?” Let him back down. See? Stinks, I mean just so ungodly stinky. You know what that spirit is? The spirit of hell in Cain. The spirit of the devil said, “I will exalt myself.” And then when God put him down, and at the White Throne, they come up and they challenge the people of God to a showdown. Say, “We’re going to take over just the same.”
Come on. Come on. What we see today is nothing compared to the resurrection in the White Throne. And they still come back. You understand what evil is, brother or sister, and what the devil is? Oh there, this nice people. Kind old priest, with wicked hands, and you crucified and murdered the Lord Jesus Christ.
Now then let’s consider the message where the Word is restored and note that restored Word is literally connected – corrected revelation, rather, which is corrected doctrine to begin with. And Brother Branham said in 1962, “My ministry is to declare that He is here.” And remember, his ministry was not gifts of healing, but was a message. And the basic ministry was a message that foreruns the return of Christ. Which is exactly what we showed you in Acts the 3rd chapter, 19 to 21, which is going to lead to the actual second coming of Jesus Christ.
Now then, the healing ministry that was manifested according to Acts 3 points to the messenger first, and then the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. And you notice Acts 3:19 comes from the very throne of God, and is a special order to waken the people to the Word message that precedes the second coming. Therefore we see THUS SAITH THE LORD is the great outpouring of the spirit in healing signs and wonders.
Nothing can be hidden from the prophet as it declares in Hebrews 4:12, discerning the hearts and the intents of men’s hearts, and so on. Because the same One that brought Israel out of Egypt, is here to deliver the people from Babylon as we read last night in Isaiah 52:21. I’m going to go before you in the front and guide – guard you from behind. You won’t have to do one thing, I’m going to do it for you. The deliverance, see?
This is also Matthew 12, where he vindicates himself to the Gentiles. He doesn’t lift his voice in the street, he doesn’t break the bruised rod, the – the staff. He doesn’t put out the candle. What he does is come and he restores it. Israel cannot go back to the red heifer. They cannot go back and seek God that way. They cannot take a temple worship and get to God. They may take it all, but it won’t get ‘em anywhere. It hasn’t and it won’t. Their message is gone, it’s finished, it ran out.
The bruised reed he broke, the oil’s gone. The smoking flax. But with the Gentile it isn’t so. Because he said, “Spare the oil and the wine.” They sold it all down the river. Divine healing cost you money, no matter where you go. “Send me money, we’ll pray for you.” Everything is a mess. See? But he’s vindicated himself.
This is also known to be Luke 17. “The days of the Son of man returning to earth to prove the Presence of God in a man amongst the people. And of course, this also refers to John, Gospel of John, chapter 1, the 1st 11 verses. Showing that he came unto his own, and his own received him not. The church didn’t want him, they turned him down.
This brings in Matthew 4:11-12, where John the Baptist prophesied that the fire would fall. The chaff separated from the wheat. The tares and the wheat separated. The wheat gathered in the garner, and the chaff and the tares burned up. It’s the same thing. Now he’s telling you, “My,” he said, “My ministry is to declare that He is here.” And if He’s here, what is He doing? He’s doing this and He’s doing it because He’s the Judge. And everybody, and almost everybody in this message is missing the Judge and those that have heard and understand the Presence, they cannot take the Judge.
One fellow tried to preach about seven years after it was in the open. It was – it’s been in the open since 1960. Thirty solid years Brother Branham has brought us the Judge. People don’t understand. They don’t want to understand it. Because they can’t understand you are in a time of events which are so tremendous, your faith is like Abraham. He called it, “Those things which are not as though they were because they are.” They’re only waiting for the full explosion and manifestation.
Oh brother or sister, the seed that was sown in the Bible in the beginning could not come to life in certain areas until now. Neither could the life of the tare. This is James 5:7 and 9 that I read. It is Revelation 3:20, outside the door. It is 2 Thessalonians chapter 1:7-10, coming down for judgement and comfort. In 1 Thessalonians 4:16, coming down with a shout to put the church in order. It’s 1 Corinthians 15:22 and on. For the church is put in order. All things under His feet.
Now, since 1 Thessalonians 4:3-16 speaks of those raptured, we must view 1 Corinthians 15:50-55, to see what’s happening. What’s happening is that time they are putting on a garment. Brother Branham stood there in the mountain. The sword came down to his hand, the voice of the sword of the King. Well, he said, the sword of the King, there is only one King, and the sword is the Word. He said, “Bring on your Holy vesture with the Word of God standing by.”
What has the Word of God got to do with the Bride? Everything. What has the sword got to do? Nothing, unless it’s the Word. What does the sword do in the hand of the prophet? He rips to shreds the curtains of denominational prerogatives which he’s assigned to herself and the voice of man was assigned. He rips it to pieces and she stands there literally naked now in the Presence of God, which was Eden.
But now she will not be dressed in the vulgarity of her shame, because she’s caught naked, she’ll be dressed in the purity and the robes of Jesus Christ the Giver. Separated by the Word of Almighty God, that’s what you’re looking at, brother or sister. Want to know what you’re looking at. Yet the world’s not going to believe you, they don’t believe me, they don’t believe the prophet and he was vindicated.
Now, this changes to immortality, but this is also Revelation 22:14, which says you can come to the Tree of Life. And He said everything else out there is mortal for the dogs and the heathen, what else, what you’re looking at. And now Revelation 22:14, it’s based on Revelation 2:10 – 22:10, which is the opening of the seals. Because that’s when it starts. In Revelation 22:11, we will look at it. Because that’s right after the opening.
He says here:
(11) He that’s unjust, let him be unjust still: filthy, filthy still: righteous, righteous still: holy, is holy still. [And so on.]
You see? Now, that’s over here the same Scripture as in Matthew 3. I think I called it 3 a while ago. The 3rd chapter, 11, 12.
(11) I baptize you with water unto repentance: he’s mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and fire: [Now watch:]
(12) Whose fan is in his hand, thoroughly purge his flour, gather his wheat into the garner: and burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.
Now listen, the same One that John talked about that was standing there in flesh, although he hadn’t seen Him yet, going to baptize Him in water, was the One that he was sent to proclaim, which is this One at the end-time. He’s the Judge. And He’s also the executioner. That’s what you see. Matthew 3 is Revelation 22:10. See? 11-12, which is also James 5:7-9. I read it to you. Revelation 3:20, Revelation 1:13-15 which is the Judge. All of these thing I’m talking about to you is the fact of the Judge and who is here doing it, because this is his ministry, to declare who is here. And this is doctrine.
And it’s no longer, “Christ in you the hope of glory, hallelujah. Jesus in our midst is wonderful, His blessing upon us. Praise God His face is beaming upon us, hallelujah. He is here to win the multitudes.” That’s a lie from the pit of hell. He’s here to bring in the elect to seal the door and to judge the world and bring judgement.
Now you tell me I’m wrong and I’ll tell you are a bare-faced liar and hypocrite, you don’t belong here. You say, “Brother Vayle, who’s going to prove who?” I just did by the Word of God and infallible prophet. ‘Cause the toughest point in this whole Word is the Judge. He started way back…
I know, because as I say, look it, I’m no dumb-bell, I’m not very brilliant, but I ain’t no dumb-bell either. When Brother Branham first preached that Judge in the Church Ages, he threw me for a loop. And when he preached in the Seals it threw me for a further loop. When he talked about the Presence of the White Throne, that was devastating. But I begin to believe him and take, just as I say, you got to say he’s infallible. You got to say he’s brought us this Word. You got to go that Word, and when you do something will begin to happen to you. You’ll begin to see it.
Because you know it’s not based upon your thinking, it’s based upon a higher thinking. Because William Branham could not do those acts. It wasn’t in him. And anybody that calls it psychology, then why aren’t our psychologists doing it? They’re the biggest bunch of dog meat in the country. They’re worse than Jezebel.
In all this process we notice Malachi 3:16-18. Now this?… going on for you and me.
(16) Then they that feared the Lord [now watch] they that feared the Lord [feared His name] spoke oft to one another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and they that thought upon his name.
Now listen, I want to tell you, this group of people is made up of people who aren’t praying. Everybody pray, pray, pray, pray, pray, pray, pray, pray, pray, pray, pray, like a machine gun. No, don’t pray, talk to one another. Like I’m talking to you. Like Paul talked. Jesus didn’t get a hold of Paul by vision. Now Paul, I want you to pray, pray, pray, pray, pray, pray, pray. He said come down in the desert, boy, for three years and you’re going to hear me talk.
‘Cause any man that prays, having turned his ear aside from the law of God, God will not hear his prayer. Any man that tries to worship apart from a prophet is a liar, he can’t do it. Nor can you serve God. That’s THUS SAITH THE LORD, whether you want to believe it or not.
You say, “Well, I – I can serve God.” You’re lying. I’d like your friends and neighbors and your wife and kids to check you out, how much you really serve God. From a 1-10, I’d get about a 05, -5. I would, no doubt you wouldn’t do much better, you’d do quite a lot better but not so great. You know, let’s be honest.
(16) …that thought upon his name.
(17) And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I’ll spare them, as a man spares his own son that serves him.
(18) Then shall you return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between those who do righteously and those who do wicked, and those who serve God and those who don’t serve him.
In other words, after this time the people talking to each other, they know positively the ministry that is of God and the ministry that’s not of God. And you’re going to find most of the ministers that are not of God are going to blame those who are of God as though they’re not of God.
I don’t know that I’m of God, I hope I am, or your best friend decides that you’re a dangerous person. Well, hallelujah. Who needs enemies? That’s right. I’m a very dangerous person. That’s a laugh. When have I ever bothered you guys? I’ve tangled with a few of you, but you had it coming and I’ll tangle with you again if you don’t believe I’m right. I’m not afraid of you, misunderstandings or anything else.
I’ve not lied and pulled tricks on anybody. I’ve not preached any deceit. No way, shape and form. I’ve taken and I’ve given more than I’ve taken. I can stand here as an honest man as far as I know. I’m not here to trick anybody.
But I want to tell you, somebody’s got to be right some time. We know he was right. And you can take him right back to the Bible and see where he is. And the Bible says there’s going to be a people that are not praying. You know why? You can pray all you want and it ain’t going to get you anything unless God wants to give it, because prayer is based upon the Word of God revealed.
Look at those guys… Look at Brother Moore out there, the herald of our hope. Time after time I’ve told you Brother Branham said it even on a tape. “Oh God, send a prophet, Oh God, send a prophet, Oh God, send a prophet.” You can pray all you want, God couldn’t send a prophet till that hour. And he finally prayed right. There was time for God to send the prophet and He sent him. He said, “How do you do Mr. Branham? Nice to know you, good-bye.”
“Oh God, send a prophet.” I’m not lying to you, I’m not dramatic, I’m not histrionic up here, trying to show you, make funny faces and everything else, it’s the truth. I read his magazine. It was the best there was. And it fell flat because it denied Elijah. What am I suppose to do? I can’t do anything.
All right, in all this process we see Malachi 3:16-18. And 3—Malachi 3:6-18, it’s absolutely Revelation 22:10-14. Now come on, you can’t have your cake and eat it. You say, “Well, Brother Vayle, just…” Don’t ‘just a minute me’. I’m telling you about the Word that’s allotted to our time, what’s allotted to this time when the Jews are in the homeland. There has got to be a prophet, there’s got to be a people talking to one another. They’re not praying, they’re talking. Not that you don’t pray. Now you can pray for the first time, really pray, in all these ages.
All right, listen:
(10) He said unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.
The book that was sealed is unsealed at this point by somebody, somehow. I’m going to tell you one thing, the guy that sealed it is the guy that’s going to open it. Now who sealed it? God sealed it. You say now, “John did.” Now, oh for pete’s sake. Look, I shut the Bible, I put a seal on it, because the man that wrote the book told me to do it. Then I didn’t seal the book. I am not the sealer, I am an agent. Anymore than the police out here are the law. They’re agents.
So all right, the book is open. Now at this time, [Revelation 22]
(11) He that’s unjust, let him be unjust still: [it doesn’t, it just says, let him be] he that’s filthy, let him be filthy still: he that’s righteous, let him be righteous still: he that is holy, let him be holy still.
In other words, you are before the White Throne now. You’re stuck. No time to repent, no change. Don’t try to change things. Noah, I’m going to destroy the world. Well Lord, let me change a few things. Oh come on. You still got him on a gangplank with a – with a net, eh? I’m not trying to be mean, I’m just trying to show you something. It’s not you, it’s not I. It’s what is set forth here.
(12) Behold, I come quickly…
All right, listen, at the time of the Judge, there is a coming quickly, although He has opened the book and discerned it for us, and we are telling it to each other because there is our strength, our communication. We have no message but this message. “Oh,” the people say, “The Lord is good, He is this, He is that.” And they go through the whole Scripture from Genesis to Revelation, and we say, “Just a minute, you’re right, but you’re wrong.” This is the Word for the hour. This is the message for this hour. This is the gospel for world evangelism. This is it. Oh no, no, no, no, no, no, no, don’t say those things.
The fact is, hare-brain guy out of Chicago, he said, “I resent anybody saying, “I’m in the message.” … who got fooled in that one over there in France, I mean Switzerland. Nice country, but not too smart at times. Like, what are you trying to tell me? This man’s not of God? You can have salvation without this message? Nothing outside this Word comes to life? Oh he said, “I see.” He can’t see the Presence, though. He still sees Jesus as a man.
The Jesus we’re talking about is here in a Pillar of Fire, who walked in flesh, of whom the Son said, “The father in me doeth the Works.” Jehovah of the Old Testament. Not a play on words and it’s hard to understand, but it’s still the truth.
Now he said:
(12) My rewards’ with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
In other words, it’s already settled. If this isn’t White Throne, tell me what it is? You know what you’re hoping for? You’re hoping that you’re sitting on the fence and by some quirk of nature, something God does, something great. “Oh hallelujah, oh, He’s a good God.” You’re wrong.
He’s everything you said, but there’s no quirk of nature, and there’s no goodness in God to go against His Word, or brother or sister, you and I are lost. We’re not dealing with anything foolish anymore, though I may sound foolish up here, and very stupid at times, and I’m sorry for it, we are still not in that category.
And in this we see even Matthew 25:1-13, where the virgins though five wise and five foolish, but they’re all virgins. Now notice that the unwise are locked out and not recognized as the wife anymore. But watch, in 25, at the end of it, 41-46 in there, 31-46, you will find they come up in the White Throne judgement and they are allowed in. Now how many people believe that?
They say, get saved down here you haven’t got it. Well, they are saved, but you see, they are not full of the Holy Ghost. But the Baptist say, “Well, I’ve got the Holy Ghost doing so and so.” Pentecost say they got the Holy Ghost doing so.
But I’m going to tell you one thing, the only way you know you got the Holy Ghost is if you believe the teacher. And not Lee Vayle now, I’m talking about the Holy Ghost as your teacher, who preached through a prophet. You got to believe the Word because the One that gave the Word, explains the Word, reveals the Word, enforces the Word, and makes you to be the fulfilment of the Word that you are from Him. You can’t do it yourself.
“Well bless God, I’m a very, very individualistic… See, I got born by myself. Will you come and… Well, yeah, yeah, I did, but you see, it was I all the time. You know, that did so and so.” You’re a liar. It’s what they did that got you here. It’s what you do that gets somebody else here. The stream of life coming down a natural course. O God, how people are so mixed up in their thinking when there’s no reason to be.
So all right, we have Elijah coming. We – we indicate the messenger, and we talk about him, we talk a bit about the message, but going back to the message basis, back there in John 1:14, 1-14, the Word became flesh, and Brother Branham said, “If you make that Jesus you make three gods. So what is he come up with saying? He said, “I am the – the crux of my message, the One that is here, and I’m telling you all about Him, has given the main point of the whole Presence indoctrined you which is this: There is one God, and you must be baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
And if you want to go further, you go to the “Rapture” tape. And the “Rapture” tape is a encapsulation, epitomization of all that his doctrine spoke of – the very Presence of God. What is He doing? Why He did it? What’s He doing now? What’s He going to do? Listen, we stand on it. This is – these are the “Facts Of Our Faith” this morning.
I’m finished. All I do is recap and recap and recap and bring further light to you. I don’t need to do it. You can go from these meetings, you can talk amongst yourselves, you bring up your questions. Look at the book, say, “What did Brother Branham say?” Doesn’t matter what I think, what did he say? Don’t have vain conjectures either. I do the most damage. I got to watch myself and watch you because I’m not trying to conjecture, but I say, where is this leading, watching it and watching it move.
What Brother Branham said, and I still come up with one thought, the apostle Paul, blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. But they got three gods. There is one God and He had a Son. And the Son had a beginning. They’re wrong in what they teach, brother or sister. But if you truly repented, you’ve thrown away all your own doctrine, don’t try to save any of it.
You didn’t know last night, but last night when I was preaching on the “Facts Of Faith”, don’t through – don’t go through the tribulation, I found a verse right in Scripture. Was there all these years. I waited twen… ten – ten years to get the other Scripture, understand it, now I’ve waited for twenty-six years to get this little bit. Plain as the nose on your face all the time. It’s always there in front of you, starts right back in Genesis.
God doesn’t destroy the righteous with the wicked, He always take them out… How can the Bride go through tribulation?
Yet they’re going to argue back and forth. Oh, Doctor [Waldroup], says this and Charles Fuller says this and somebody says that. Who cares what they say? Not that I don’t care as though I – I’m vulgar in my attitude towards them, and say those bunch of birds, who wants those dogs? I’m not saying that, I just don’t care what they think when I’ve had somebody stand there with THUS SAITH THE LORD, and I know it’s what God thinks.
He’s vindicated, infallible. How am I going to lose? How am I going to lose? Brother Branham said, “Tell me one time it failed.” Can’t do it. Can’t do it. If he failed one time then God failed.
Now I’ve heard the devil failing. He’ll take a person down the road and give him this, this, this, this, and bang, wipe him right out. You say, “Well, God did that to – whatever he did to Brother Branham?”… No he just died and rose. He knew he was going to die, and he told – he literally told his wife. He made one mistake about the tracheotomy, that’s all. He thought he was going to get shot.
He didn’t get shot, he got killed – hit in the accident, they had to open his throat up, that’s all. But the vision was a hundred percent right. He just didn’t put the right – put the right point on it, that’s all. No problem.
Oh people run then and say, “My, that shows he didn’t have anything.” Well, come on, what would they have alongside of him? I’ll settle for him and anything he said. “Well you got to be a fool.” Well, you give me something to stand on. They can’t do it. Then listen to somebody who had something to stand on.
Any good Protestant laughs at the pope declaring, Mary is risen. Because he said so? Ha! That fat old geezer, no, he was a thin old guy, Pope was – was – was Pius the XII, I think, that said that. He was a thin, ascetic looking type of person. I think he was also anemic as far as the blood of Christ was concerned, too. That is for sure he was. Couldn’t be anything there of any life.
He said, “Mary’s risen, Mary’s risen, Mary’s risen – ascending.” That means she’s ascended? Prove it, pope. He’s a bluff. It’s mythical like the dragon is mythical. Now what’s it the myth of? It’s a picture of Satan. Where are the Protestants? Daughters of snakes.
You think the Catholics are bad, what about this Lutheran woman? She gave an impressionistic dance in the Lutheran church, so she stripped herself nude and danced and draped herself before the altar. Hallelujah! Jesus, that’s lovely. Hallelujah! Jesus, that’s lovely. Anglicans – Paul homosexual. Well, he’s not the first homosexual that said that, the homosexuals say Jesus was homosexual and Gabriel was homosexual and John was homosexual, Raphael was homosexual, Michelangelo was homosexual, everybody homosexual but you and me.
Now who’s got AIDS? They have AIDS, not us. But who are they giving AIDS to? The world. I don’t believe one true believer will ever get AIDS. I don’t believe it. Can’t see it. It’s a plague. One thousand, left hand and at the right will fall, but nothing come nigh thee. If you keep your vessel before God.
Okay, let’s stand and be dismissed. Talk, talk, talk.
Heavenly Father, we thank You for Your love and mercy to us, Your grace, Lord, the Word that You give us that’s living and real, Lord. We know it’s real because there’s nothing else can stand beside it. I don’t know what’s out there, what anybody’s going to prove, but I know nobody did what this was done here. And we know the historians that are legal, they admit it, but now they are lying. Which is what they’re supposed to do.
And we thank You, Lord, that everything the prophet said right in Your Word here we see it. We’re just waiting, Lord, for You to put it on fire within us. Maybe, Lord, the dynamism will not come until the dead come out of the ground. That’s fine, as long as it comes. I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I do know, Lord, that something is going to happen because we see it, it’s not just the handwriting on the wall, and an interpretation thereof, we see Israel back in the homeland and all the nations come against.
The last we heard, Lord, a hundred and forty-nine are now involved in it, and they’ve taken their stand against Your people. Against your land there, Lord, that You have put Your little sign on for the – Your sign on for the time being until it’s renovated and things begin to change. But Lord, they’re there. They have come against that hundred and forty-four thousand without a doubt.
And how many are real or unreal, Lord, we’re – we’re not interested in that, we know that’s Your interest. But we’re interested in the one thing, that’s a sign as the prophet said, “Watch Israel.” We know the time we’re in. Watch women. You know what kind of time we’re in – what the church is. And we see them, Lord. They’ve left their natural use, so has the church, meant to be the body and Bride of Christ, gone right down to the dregs.
But Lord, we know there’s a remnant. This morning, Lord, we – we trust we’re part of that remnant, we’re part of the truth and reality of God. O God, as I already said, make our hearts inflamed with the passion and truth of the Word, Lord. Let me do my part, let the people here do their part, Lord, which is surrender to You as never before that that Word may become our life and nothing of consequence beside it.
Help our nerves, Lord, to get adjusted by the Word. We all got nerves and problems. Lord, help us to take it right to the Word and by the Word and the truth into discussion. Come to the place of believing. Not always asking, asking, asking, but listening and believing and walking in the light, fellowship one with another, and blood of Jesus Christ, God’s Son, cleansing us from all sin.
And as John said, the soul prospering, then the soul prospering brings on physical prospering to the body which could also bring on financial which is the least of our worries really, Lord, when it comes down to truth. But it does concern us, and John said all three. Help us to see that this morning, Lord.
Take us right to the Tree of Life and beyond into immortality. We give You the praise and the honor, Lord, because You’re worthy. You really are worthy, Lord, You’re wonderful. Heavenly Father, our great God and Saviour, we appreciate it so much. Receive our praise from the depths of our heart. And Lord, anoint us more and more with the life of that Word. We give Thee further glory, in Jesus name. Amen.
‘Take the name of Jesus with you.’