Shall we pray.
Gracious Heavenly Father, we want to again express our appreciation and love for You and Your kindness, and manifested it to us, Lord. And we’re grateful for that. Encourages our faith to know that’s exactly why You did it. That we might have faith to that end.
Knowing, Lord, that You did make a promise when You were here on earth, You said, “In My Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I’d have told you. And I go to prepare a place for you. I’m going to come again, that where I am, there you may be also.”
Lord, we know that that’s already happening. It’s already not in a matter of just due process coming up, but it’s in process now. And the people, Lord, are just waiting for that last and final breath and mortal bodies to be taken out of here. And we appreciate that so much.
Give us this morning, Lord, the ability to enter into the spirit of God and of the prophet, and of this hour, Lord, to see and to know what our Heavenly Father has prepared for us, has come down here to guarantee it to us that we might be a part of it. Lord, may we not forget the fact that the prophet came for this very reason.
And may we strive, Lord, day by day with Your help to enter into that place, Lord, of the spirit of God, and that secret and quiet place away from all the storms and thunders of life and be with You in that sweet communion, Lord, which is guaranteed to us. Lord, as we talk about these things we feel just like quitting even now because we feel so far away from reality. And yet we know it’s right here.
Father, quicken us this morning, we pray, O God. That is a sincere desire of our hearts no matter what our lips say at other times, our ears hear, our eyes see. What our desires may be, O God, we know that this is the one great desire. Quicken it to us. We’ll be careful to give You the praise.
In Jesus name. Amen.
You may be seated.
Now, last night we began the message, “The Fulfillment of God” and spoke on the fact in a little preface before the message that it would seem unusual that God would desire fulfillment when you understand that God Himself is sovereignly omniscient and omnipotent.
That He can do anything He wants to do, at any time He wants to do it. And we would think, well, if I was in that position I would be fulfilled just to be in that position. That is not true. What lies within the person should be fulfilled in order for the person to have fulfillment.
It’s like Irenaeus said, “God being a Saviour, was necessary that He predestinate a sinner who would require salvation, in order to give Himself a reason and purpose of being.”
And also, it’d be the same, God being a Healer, God being a Shepherd, God being a King, God being a Lord, God being a warrior, God being a strong man. All of those things would have to have some manifestation accruing to it. And also the progression of it in order for God to be fulfilled.
And so, strange to say, we’re looking at the fulfillment of God in Himself and in us as we look at the New Jerusalem. And that’s what we looked at last night and we want to maybe with the help of the Lord… And I know I’m going to run short of time again, so we’ll maybe finish up on a Wednesday or something. I got just where I wanted to go last night, then I had my fears this morning.
We’re going to look at this Scripture which I read the other day, but I won’t take so much time as last night. I won’t comment on it. It says in 1 Corinthians 13:9-12, and emphasizing verse 9:
(09) For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
You see, and that’s the part of the revelation of God Himself, this book being a book of prophesy. And so Paul said, “Look, there’s coming a time when we can fully reveal God.” Because the book is not just about the prophecy, the book is a prophecy about God. Do you follow?
Now listen carefully, because by the help of God I’ll measure every Word. It’ll be a benefit to us. See, these are some Scriptures here that people don’t understand. And they wrest to their own destruction.
Now look, I don’t mind a man committing suicide. That’s fine, kill yourself. But don’t take the family with you. Right? Preachers are responsible. Don’t let anybody kid you, preachers are responsible for every word they say.
And I’m responsible to tell you the truth here. And I will by the grace of God. I do not have fear. I do not boast, but I don’t have fear.
(10) Now when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
And perfection of course means a consummation, the finishing, the polishing off. And therefore, if you were to add one thing, or take one thing from it you would no longer be perfect, you see. That’s why you cannot add a word nor take a word. And I trust you follow.
(11) When I was a child, I spoke as a child, understood as a child,
But now we are in Hebrews 5, entering into 6th which is maturity on the basis of Melchisedec communion. Now, I’m over some of your heads, but please bear with me. Ah… maybe we’ll catch up, or you, God will help you catch up.
But you see, this must all be in this hour or it’s no good to us. William Branham, if he wasn’t a hundred per cent current, and we current with him, there’s something wrong.
Because he said Luther’s finished, it’s dead. Wesley’s finished, it’s dead. Pentecost finished, it’s dead. It’s chaff. Then this is current. See?
Said last night, “Look in the mirror.” We have mirrors all around. Look in the mirror. You are God’s heritage. “But I don’t look too good.” Nobody said you look good. You look pretty raunchy.
Except a nice looking boy like Sammy coming up here. Makes me wish I was his age with all his talent. Mary’s too old. She doesn’t qualify anymore. Any more singers now? Pete will hardly get down the baptism tank. You know what I’m trying to tell you, don’t you?
Look, doesn’t matter what you look like. It’s what God said. It’s not a beauty contest. He wasn’t pretty. Wasn’t supposed to be. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Who are you looking at this morning?
If you’re looking at Christ, the image comes back beautiful. A beautiful child of God. Adulthood, Melchisedec, Communion. See? Stick around for eight more hours.
Now it says:
(11) I thought as a child: when I became a man, I put away childish things.
The Great City in sight. Melchisedec communion. “I’ll come again and receive you. Father’s got the mansions ready. Adults. You say, “Brother Vayle, it’s a bit childish to have these dreams.” You lie to yourself and to God with that attitude. It’s not childish, it’s adult.
Many a man was homesick for heaven prematurely. Many a man wrote a song and sang a song prematurely. “Harvest Time”. Little Pentecostal lady. Oh fantastic voice. UPC. UPC? United Pentecostal Church out at St. Louis I think.
She sang “Harvest Time”, not knowing that Pentecost is the chaff. Keys to the Kingdom are yours, brother/sister and mine. We can sing “Harvest Time” today. Gather the wheat into the garner. Right.
That which in part is over:
(12) For now we see through a glass, darkly; [that was when Paul’s day, but there’s coming a time of face to face, and I will take you to Scripture and show you what it is.] And now I know in part; but then shall I know even as I am also known.
So we’re looking at the thought here. Back in Paul’s day… Now, Paul himself did not look through a glass darkly. Uh, uh. The people did. Because, he had the revelation “face to face,” same as Moses. See? But it was dark to the people. It wasn’t time yet. Why? Because the light had not risen on it.
Do you know that a heavenly light from Jerusalem where the God and the Lamb is the temple and the light has risen on us? Why we ought to be screaming. No one can rejoice as we rejoice if we let ourselves go, my brother, my sister.
The light that started in the east has settled in the west. And there’s no place else to go, but plumb back to Zion which is earthly representative of the real Zion. The light’s risen upon it.
Who do you think is here? “The Lord is my light and my salvation of whom shall I be afraid?” The living God. That’s why he preached “Melchisedec”. Preached, “The Future Home of the Earthly Bride.” He said, “I’m going to know as I’m known.”
In Job 42:1-6, we don’t have to read it. We read it last night. He wants a confrontation with God. And he said, “I want to confront God, and I want to get some answers from God.”
Now, he wasn’t presumptuous, but in the 19th chapter he said, “I know, I’m going to stand upon the earth. And I know after skin worms eat this flesh of mine. In my own flesh I’m going to stand here and I’m going to talk with God, and I’m going to see him.”
But you know what? He didn’t have to die and wait for the resurrection. God confronted him upon the earth, giving him a spiritual resurrection. And the same thing has happened to us today. You don’t have to wait to confront God.
Brother/sister listen, forget about Lee Vayle. You can have your thoughts about me. Believe what you want. And think what you want. That doesn’t matter. I’m cognizant right now of the white throne. In the Presence of Almighty God and there’ll be no change between now and then.
You hear what I’m saying? There’ll be no change between now and then. Do you hear what I’m saying? Look me in the eye. I want to look at you, sister, you. I want to look at all of you. And I want it understood. I’m not a witness against you. I’m not mad at anybody. I just preach hard.
There’s no change. You’ll merely change your geography. And you are crystallizing right now. Look in the mirror. A few days from now, and a few days and again and again. You’ll see you’re crystallizing.
There’s no change coming, brother/sister. At this point goes right down to white throne. At the time of the presentation of the tree of life. And once more we can walk over to it as Adam was forbidden and live eternally. The righteous are righteous, the filthy are filthy. It’s over.
Where do the preachers stand that withhold meat from their congregation? Where do they stand? I have a controversy, my brother, not with just, and sister, not just with you in the pews because you could be purely Laodicean. I’ve a controversy with Nicolaitanism.
I want to get out of both of them for the glory of Almighty not… No, I don’t want to get out for the glory of God. I’ll be honest. I want to get out for my own sake. And if God should get some glory, ha, I’d be… going to be doubly blessed. It’s a double portion. Job saw him face to face before the resurrection. He didn’t have to wait for the confrontation.
All right. We can go to Revelation chapter 21, verses 1-8, 22, 27. You all know it. I don’t have to read it again. There we see the New Jerusalem which was the glory of God. Which was the complete expression of God as pertaining to the assessment of God.
Assess your God, my brother, my sister. New Jerusalem and the glory of God is there in the Bride. That’s my assessment of God. “And before I call He answers.”
And there’s no night, there’s no tear. There’s no suspicion, there’s no darkness. There’s perfect peace that exudes, vibrates and reverberates–reverberates through our bodies. Yes. Peace reverberating and we pulsating with peace.
You say, “I didn’t know that could happen.” That’s true and you won’t know till it does happen, in the sense of the completeness. But it should be right now. That we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ on the evidence of a visitation of God Himself.
And a confrontation before a resurrection and we know as we’re known. “That which is perfect is come.” And you’re looking down the road one thousand years which is a blip. One blip.
It’s suddenly striking home, isn’t it? I felt it go over the congregation. I’m not stupid, and I’m not smart either. I’m not a prophet. But I know when something happens. It’s real.
Job said, “All the time, my time while I wait, and the wrath of God is turned away and I can stand there.” Let me tell you something. The wrath of God is turned away from you and me and we don’t have to wait in the grave.
I might have to, but you don’t. There are young people sitting right here I’m so proud of, I could burst. I’m so proud, I wonder how you got to be so blessed to live in this age and not be contaminated. Not that you weren’t sinners, but a reality that few people could know.
Now, I’m using these Scriptures, four sets. I use them to give us an understanding that God has already determined His sovereign will, to bring His own elect into a position and condition of utmost satisfaction, or uttermost satisfaction. Where not only are His children fulfilled, but God Himself Who has infinite capacity is also fulfilled.
Now sit and think a while. Why should it not be something else? Tell me why should it be? The infinite God. Surely, He could have had a better scheme, and a better plan, but He didn’t. Both God and mankind are finally positioned perfectly to their satisfaction.
And at last eternal life has blossomed completely and borne it’s perfect fruit. An ultimate God has brought forth His ultimate desire for His ultimate people, from His omniscience and omnipotence according to Isaiah 65:17-25 which we read.
And I’ve arranged these statements by a fact by four portions of Scripture. In 1 Corinthians 13:12, we have the promise there will come a time that God will no longer be a God of mystery but we will know as we are known.
This is an ultimate for man as he shares infinite spiritual wisdom. We have come to adult sonship and can understand the things of God. And this of course is Ephesians 1:17.
In Job 42:1-6 we find job demanding God for revelation of Himself based on his faith of what he knew when he spoke in Job 19. “I’m going to stand upon this earth.”
Now, remember, this is the revelation Brother Branham preached, “The Mighty God Unveiled” and “Christ is the Mystery of God Revealed.” In Job 19: 25-27, we see Job was certain he would some day come face to face with God and know as he was known. The ultimate communion as seen in Melchisedec.
In 2 Corinthians 3:18 Paul assures us that this is true, and as a revelation given just prior to the resurrection though it is not a physical manifestation. And to Revelation 21, and then it’s fulfilled.
And in Revelation 21:1-5 which we know what it is, we find that God is seen and known and dwelling in harmony, reigning over His people exactly as we read in Isaiah 65, which shows all Scripture comes together to the one end, the New Jerusalem.
Now, what we’re looking at is this: The fulfillment of God Himself. And that is New Jerusalem inhabited by God and His Bride and the hundred and forty-four thousand upon this newly created earth, with all the other redeemed on the outside of the city, with nothing but perfection inside and out at the time before they can call He will answer.
This is the ultimate of the ultimate God. There is therefore nothing beyond this, that God could or would desire for Himself and certainly nothing beyond what we would desire, at least when it comes to redemption. There may be something other than that, but redemption, no.
In other words, this Bride and the Holy City and the Lamb and their attendants and their subjects outside of the City is the masterpiece of God. It is God’s best. It is the perfection of His wisdom of His infinite mind. Man doesn’t want that. Man wants a side show, he wants a circus.
I’m going to tell you something. This is testing time today whether we’re Bride or not. And I hate to say these things because of… comes right and cuts my throat, too. But I got to be honest.
And I wonder how many of us here this morning are in the spirit of New Jerusalem. Now don’t say you are if you aren’t, but get serious about it and probe your heart and find out what’s stopping you.
You may have to say, “Well, I’m a make-believer, Brother Vayle, I’m an unbeliever, Brother Vayle.” I don’t care what you are. That’s between you and God. But it’s my job to stand up here and tell you these things because this is not a place of fellowship, this is a house of correction.
And this is a place where the spirits line up with the spirit of Almighty God because the Spirit of God is in the Word. And I am telling you that Word.
This is why this is under the Seventh Seal, my brother, my sister. When time and eternity blend, and the eagle which follows the face of the man, discounts everything that was in the man because it’s gone to seed.
The lion has died, but he brought forth honey. The ox dying, but it brought forth obedience and gentleness and sacrifice. The man died, and it brought forth what? The prophet. Which is a revelation which is resurrection.
Because under that is a final. We live under it. All the rest are gone. It’s dead and there’s nothing stinker than a dead man. I don’t know, I suppose a horse stinks just as much, but I don’t know.
Now: It is a perfection of His wisdom and His infinite mind. It is what becomes Him. It is what becomes Him. Not He becoming, but what becomes Him, is complementary to Him. It is His glory. And the word “glory” means assessment. And the assessment is based upon what is produced.
Now look, that’s a glorious little bouquet but it’s handmade. Those flowers are far more glorious. But if you begin comparing, over here you look at a halo and you’re seeing what comes forth, you say, “Well, all right, that’s the glory of God because that is the Shekinah glory which attendant upon the Presence of God.
But that is vague and dull to our understanding, unless we can take this Scripture and finalize and know what it represents. And it represents the finality of the final God being placed in this generation and within a blip it’s New Jerusalem.
Now if you haven’t got spiritual blip, my brother, my sister, it’s time to get there. Swing in the spirit, just like that. And I compliment you very, very good at doing it. See?
Now, It is what becomes Him. It is His glory. For this new creation, that’s the assessment of God. We are assessing God now today. You say, “I want to give Him glory, I want to praise Him, I want to shout, I want to sing, I want to dance. Go ahead. I got no trouble with that. I don’t do enough myself.
I’ll be honest with you. I’m all for it. Dancing, long as you dance by yourselves. Get wild, be exuberant in the Lord. You see, you didn’t know I was that kind of a guy, did you? It’s true. It’s right from the bottom of my heart I mean it. Bottom of my feet, the top of my head.
But my brother, my sister, if you turn down then what is the last day message by a prophet, where God’s own assessment of Himself is brought forth in a Word, which is New Jerusalem, the pyramidal city, upon a new heaven and a new earth, with the Lamb on the throne and the Pillar of Fire above the throne.
And before they call He answers. If this isn’t the ultimate and the glory of God, then you don’t know the first thing about Jesus Christ the glory of God. You couldn’t have one without the other.
Now you see, I have to come to the place with you where we reverberate with what I’m talking about. The same as the prophet. Because, the spirit of the man won’t work. It’s only the spirit of the eagle. The fourth and last of the manifestation, or the aura of the spirit of God that counts.
And if you’re fooling around, brother/sister, and I know some of you are fooling around, this message wouldn’t going to mean a thing to you today. I don’t want to be hurting anybody’s feeling, but look, neither am I stupid, neither are you. It is too simple.
Man wants a circus, he wants a side show. He wants a new heaven and new earth, not realizing the same thing’s going to come back here without the old tin-cans out there. And you won’t need a temple. And you won’t need a light, because He’s the light.
I want to ask you, “Who’s here today?”
Oh listen, brother/sister, don’t you see what I’m trying to tell you? We are already into eternity.
You say, “Brother Vayle…”
Don’t Brother Vayle me. You already were eternal if you were a part of God. And you were, and you are. See? Okay. But man doesn’t want that. It is the throne of God brought down to earth. It is God on His throne brought down to earth.
It is the majesty and wisdom and strength and honor of God brought down and manifested on earth and His children inheriting it by the blood that bought it through Jesus Christ our Lord.
The atmosphere and the spirit of it started when the seven seals were open. Yes indeed it did. Because what John saw in a vision in Revelation chapter 5:8-14, the elders and the beasts, everybody screaming and praising God and everything going into a mighty scream toward Almighty God, already started under the Seventh Seal.
And listen, waiting only for the manifestation of Him, Who is to now descend very shortly, the corporal body, Lord Jesus Christ, Who we meet in the air. Now listen, that’s the Seventh Seal part of it. Seventh Seal is Revelation 10:1-7, but the Seventh Seal is also the literal coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, second time coming physically.
So therefore, we’re already in a scream waiting for a further scream, bringing the crescendos; we’ll teach you crescendo again in the Psalms, higher and higher and higher and higher. With the roar of the lion increasing, the thunders increasing with the Word of God. Not some stepped-up junk they preach in New York to get the people screaming.
You’re very good you don’t scream. Let me do it. You listen. Right. It’s already begun and will continue to grow until the whole earth, and we part of it, are pulsating and reverberating with the peace and joy and praise of the realization of the full assessment of God.
Other words, God fully manifested is what lies within Him and the one continuous manifestation of the outraying of God. It’s one continuous manifestation. Remember Jesus Christ was an outraying of God. He was a complete outraying of God, whereas Adam was the original outraying of God in human form. Because, man was made in His image, right?
In other words, the spiritual intrinsic qualities were in Adam as they were in God, as a little drop of ocean water, compared to the ocean. It was there. Christ was the outraying. “My Father dwelleth in me.”
Yet at the same time He could pray to the Father. The same thing now comes on the scene… coming on the scene for you and for me. In other words, Hebrews 1:3 talking about Jesus was a complete outraying of God.
Now, we’ve seen Revelation 5, a quickening until in the resurrection a further quickening, a further sanctification unto this one thousand years as Brother Branham taught. Then, we go into this final scene where God becomes fully manifested.
The spirit of the New Jerusalem, and even more than the spirit of it, the God of it, in the form of the Holy Spirit and the Pillar of Fire is here to set the church in order, so the Bride can come back to this earth and reign in the Millennium, exactly as it says in 1 Corinthians 15:20 and Revelation 19.
The decrease of the prophet brought the increase of God. Why are they looking for the prophet to come back then, the way they look for him to come back? Why do they want another prophet? I’m going to tell you something.
I’ll be glad when Brother Branham comes back. It merely will confirm it to a greater degree what we know already. But for somebody else to raise up with this Book, and what the prophet taught from this Book, I’m not looking for anybody. I’m not interested.
Listen, William Branham left, but that Pillar of Fire didn’t leave. Because he said it’s going to lead us to the Millennium. The same One that came down with a shout is the same One here to raise the dead. Is the same one here to take us up. Then our eyes had better… better be on him.
Now, it has to be so. It is already started as to the chain of events that will bring the consummation. And that consummation of course is in 1 Corinthians 15:23-28, where He’s now putting everything under the feet of Jesus, ready for the Millennium and then the New Jerusalem.
Then Revelation 21 which is the Holy City. Part of that Bride city is living on earth right now. If this be the hour of the opening of the Seals of Revelation 10:1-7…
Now, we read it in 1 Corinthians 13. We see Revelation 22:10 the Seals are opened. We see it proven in Revelation 22:16-17 because it said, “The Spirit and the Bride say come.” There it is right there. The Spirit says exactly what the prophet brought us.
So therefore, we have Him now here. And this is not the baptism with the Holy Ghost. Because, the baptism with the Holy Ghost I’m afraid to say, is the fooler. Because, many people are not baptized with the Holy Ghost, they’re merely anointed.
And the same anointing that allows them to perform miracles, will allow them to open their mouths speaking lies and hypocritical statements and be just as devilish as Judas was.
Now, it is a fact that there is a people of God who must know that they are a part of the ultimate of God, even while they are waiting for the rapture. Because that is exactly 1 Thessalonians 4:13 and 14, because Paul was speaking to the living. And he said what… they said what’s it going to be like concerning the future, the living and the dead?
He said, “Listen, you’re going to be standing right here. The Lord’s going to descend with the shout.” Which is a message, which is instruction, which is marching orders, which will be a message to the church, going to raise the dead, assemble us and take us away. That’s what He said.
Now that’s got to happen to somebody. He said, “It’s going to be like it was in the days of Luke. at the Appearing of the Son of Man, or the coming of the Son of Man.” The revelation of Him. Like as Noah was there, just eight people in the ark. One family. Remember, one family. That’s all.
So, we know someone has to be the Bride in the last day. That one or those ones will know their God. Because, it says in Matthew 25 concerning the very coming, there’s going to be a separation of virgins. They are the ones that are going to come out.
And one group is going to see Him and be full of the Holy Ghost and the other group is not going to see Him. They’re going to miss Him. And when they want to see Him, and they knock on the door, it is too late. The wise virgins are in. What was it? They came out to see, but they didn’t see.
All right. Now let’s go on from last night. All right, the fullness of God. As in John 14:1-6, where He said:
(02) In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
(03) And if I go and prepare a place, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. [And so on.]
Now, has now come to the final age where that promise is not just a promise, it is a reality. Because, Jesus takes us away preparatory to coming to those beautiful mansions, or those beautiful kingdoms and homes He set apart for us.
So, we come to the final age, a final people of redemption of soul and spirit. And they’re waiting for the redemption of the body. And here is a Bride who will be immortal without death. Now listen, She will be immortal without death. She will literally come forth in a new body.
Now, let’s read 1 Corinthians 15:35 to understand this:
(35) But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? And with what body do they come?
(36) Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die:
(37) And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but it bare grain,
Now it says right here, “It’s appointed unto man once to die and after that the judgment.” It says right here, “There’s a mystery where people are not going to die.” And it says right here, “The body to come forth must die in order to be quickened by what lies within it.” And there is a seed within it that is going to bring forth the body.
Now, every age has had a seed that is quickened to the resurrection. We do not have a seed that is quickened to the resurrection. We have a seed that’s quickened to immortality. Where did that seed come from? Now there you are.
Every age had a seed. The properly germitized seed falling in the properly fertilized soil, only needs the sun and the rain. There was way back in the first age.
One, two, three, four, five, six, and they couldn’t bring it forth. And except and seven, couldn’t bring it forth either, until the very tail end, there was a seed sown that brought forth in the fertilized soil. The vessels set apart by Almighty God. There was a seed sown and William Branham sowed that seed. Because, he saw a sower go forth to sow and a man in white was out there sowing, the devil came right behind it.
Which brought up what? Which brought up exactly Hebrews chapter 6, which showed that Brother Branham was the sower of the hour. And everybody that tried to follow, to sow a seed was a liar and a devil. We’ve got a lot of ‘em all around the country.
You deviate from this Word, you have another Word than this Word, you do not have the seed that brings forth the body, my brother, my sister. You can talk about it, and you can say, “My Heavenly Father, my heavenly home.” You are just kidding yourselves. You’re just kidding yourselves.
See why I strike out as I do at times? I know I got a little bit rough last night, and the good old RC’s, I didn’t really mean to. But here the pope’s ordained in 1870, he’s become infallible.
My God, who voted him in to that? Then they went around and Pope Pius said, “Well,” he said, “Mary’s ascended into heaven.” They split the church back in 1870. They almost split it back when Pope Pius said, “Well, Mary’s gone to heaven, hallelujah!.”
And Mary hasn’t gone to heaven, hallelujah, and the pope isn’t infallible. And if you’re drinking beer you better stop drinking your beer. You’re not going to get away with it. If you’re smoking cigarettes, you won’t get away with that. If you’re messing around telling lies and cutting people’s throats, you won’t get around that either.
Let me tell you something. This seed inside is bringing forth a life that’s never been known before. What kind of people are going to leave this earth and walk right in? Adam could have had it before the fall. He was innocent, he wasn’t righteous. We’re righteous, we’re not innocent. It’s time we got innocent as well as righteous.
I don’t want to hurt anybody’s feelings. It’s the truth. It goes for me, it goes for everybody. I’m not kidding myself one minute. See? Nobody’s fooled anymore. We’re a very small church, even though, we even sit in each other’s lap here.
I know who’s scratching your back, and you know who’s scratching mine. We’re very chummy here and very open. We don’t kid ourselves. If we’re kidding ourselves we’re stupid. Proven. You couldn’t hide if you tried, and I couldn’t either.
I wish you’d sat in that chair that day I sat in his home when he thought that I had turned on him. I made a little left handed compliment, like I always give my wife, you know. I say, “Prettiest girl in town. Of course, awful small town.”
He looked at me, and he looked through me, he read every hair on my head and every toe nail and every fingernail. And I knew it. How could he do it? Just a man. Forget it. Forget it, brother/sister. See? Seed.
And that fulfillment is a living eternal people, in an eternal land with the eternal God, with the benefits of eternal resources. I didn’t say the benefits of the eternal source, though that’s true. It’s the benefit of the eternal resources, everything that lies within God, we are beneficiary to.
Now you can relax. There’s no war going on there. There’s no more fighting, no more fussing. How’ll I cut my hair, how’ll I do it up. I’m not even going to scratch my neck anymore with it [inaudible]. I’m bug bitten or not. I don’t know if a bug’s going to bite. Won’t even need to sleep.
Man, every minute exciting, it’ll be so exciting, won’t need any sleep. Oh, and that’s something to think about. Yes sir, all the resource of omniscience and omnipotence. When we arrive there it is the New Jerusalem, read in Revelation 21, which we won’t read it.
Now let’s examine this new heaven and new earth, the Holy City as the ultimate or the fulfillment of God. And remember this is God’s ultimate, it is the fulfillment. To do this we must have God’s own Word as to what He has made known about Himself.
So we go to Psalms 42. Now, Psalms my brother, my sister, can be fantastic in their help to us.
And in the 7th verse we read:
(07) Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.
“Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts.” Deep will call to deep, at the time of the cataracts, the roar of the cataracts. Cataracts roar like thunder. Thunder roar like cataracts. Deep calleth unto deep at that time. “All thy waves and thy billows have gone over me.” Nothing left. All the waves, all the billows. It’s all gone.
The Kalusma which is the shout, is the coxswain giving orders to the rowers so they keep in time and they get away from everything when they sail right on to victory. Now, there’s the roar of the cataract… after all the waves, after all the trials, after all the ages, after all the voices, after all the messages… comes deep calling unto the deep.
We understand this to mean, and he’s talking about God, “Deep calleth to deep…” We understand this to mean, that the child of God has within him a hunger, a deep innate inherited hunger, patterned after the same original depth of what lies within God. Because He said, “Deep calleth unto deep,” and what God wants or hungers for.
So therefore, the child of God has within him the same hunger, the same desires that God has. It is a little deep calling to the Great Deep. It is the true baptism with the Holy Ghost answering to the Holy Ghost. Let it sink in.
Let your minds go to the message. The evidence of the baptism is the Word. There has to be something in the child of God that wants what God wants and which God is offering out of Himself.
God is not a parent palliating a crying kid with an all-day sucker. God is building the divine nature of the child, into the great nature of Almighty God. Like must bring forth like, and be of the same attributes. And this is true because we are in His image. Only the true seed will accost God as did Job. Yeah.
Who needs William Branham? Why, this fellow from India said, “You people in America need a William Branham take you back to the Word.” He said, “We in India always had the Word.” I heard him preach a sermon. A zip-snortin’-good sermon. Two Scripture. I produce two hundred. How many have we read today and last night? Weaving the pattern back and forth.
Oh, but we needed the Bible. We sure did. Who will accost God like Job? Job accosted God and got his confrontation, and he couldn’t accost God without a confrontation after all of his understanding that he had, “I’m going to see God in the flesh.” He understood there’s a resurrection.
That’s exactly why the Bible said, “Putting away all of the precepts, even resurrections, and baptisms, and laying on of hands, and wait for that perfection.” And when perfection came, the final missing link, the prophet vindicated, bringing the Word of God.
Oh, they said, “Who needs William Branham? Why that blasphemous creature, he sure had to have a devil, and condemning all those lovely women with their short hair and short skirts.” Those harlot hussies.
Shall I blast your ears this morning and make ‘em red with fire? I’d like to ask one man what his thoughts are, and I don’t care how pious you are.
Will I start with you Gene, or who will I start with? Pete? You being game? Who’s game? What were your thoughts, being a man, when you saw a girl with hip-huggers? That’s what she was, too. I’ve never touched anyone but my wife. And I didn’t have any great urge to do it. But I’m going to tell you. Women get raped many times because they ask for it.
A woman represents your… I’ve got no fight with you women. You understand I love the sisters and they know that. I pull my punches for nobody, because I’ll pull ‘em not for a man either. The church represents… is represented by a woman.
And the woman of the end time is wretched, miserable, naked and the Bible said, “You better beware less the shame of your nakedness do appear.” And the first shame of nakedness was with the Eve and the next one was with Noah, when his own son committed a homosexual act with him.
Where’s the church today? It’s where your church is. They have the ability to accost God on all their doctrines. To accost God like this face to face and say, “What about it?” Where do you stand as Bride this morning to accept the reality of what’s going on? You know something? Just shake the cobwebs out and try to believe it and it’ll get real to you.
I learned way back, as Brother Branham before he died, the night he preached on, as I told you, on the “Rapture.” And he said, that he said, “The shout is the message.”
And I said, “My God, Brother Branham, I’ve heard you say a lot of queer things, but this is the queerest I’ve ever heard. I don’t think I can take it.”
And suddenly I heard myself say, “But when was he ever wrong?”
I said, “Praise the Lord, the shout is the shout is the message.” I haven’t had any trouble since. All you got to do is believe. In believing we receive.
Only the true seed will accost God as did Job and identify himself as a part of the same resurrection of the Christ. You heard what I said? You have missed it unless you can accost Him and come face to face with the grips of reality. I’m hated today, because I preach the Presence. They don’t even know what I’m preaching.
All I want to know is from these Branhamites, who preach here, thither and yon. I want to know who came down on that river? Who appeared?
I want to ask another question. Why did He bother coming? I want to ask you another question. Has He gone somewhere? If He hasn’t, what is He doing? How come they can’t answer?
I’m not here to fight with anybody. You can believe what you want. But this Bible open before me, knowing there is a God in heaven, I swear not, I tell you the truth.
He said to me the day he met me, “Brother Vayle, I saw you coming. There’s a flame of fire over your head, it’s called the spirit of prophecy.” Look it up in the Bible. A flame will call to the Pillar of Fire.
I will let Him down but He will never let me down. I will lie, but He’ll not let me lie on this Book. It’s true. Is it on a tape? Did somebody hear it? White throne.
You say, “Brother Vayle, words are cheap.” Not these words, are not cheap. Not these words are not cheap. I want some answers. But I don’t want anybody’s answers outside the prophet answers, because I am not interested. I’ve read the books too, and they stink. I get my phone calls from those that like to sneer and try to turn me aside.
Let me tell you, God takes His hands off and I’ll be turned aside. You may rest assured for that. Only the true seed will accost God as did Job and identify himself as a part of the same resurrection the Christ. An heir of the earth. To stand upon the earth and see God and be known.
Brother Branham went to his cave and he said, “I’ve got to know.” He said, “I’ve got to know.” Angel of God came in the room gave him the truth. We know that this is true from John 1:11-13.
John 1:11-13. And he says:
(11) He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
(12) But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, [that doesn’t mean to become, it simply lets you know that he came unto his own and his own recognized him. He gave them the authority in their recognition, and they couldn’t recognize without the Spirit of God.] and they believe on his name:
(13) Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, [notice he says, the blood there and Brother Branham was right then concerning the hemoglobin.]
Science will say no. Who gives two cents for science? All you got to do is find out what the doctors are doing to you. With their retroviruses that brought on the AIDS. So goody-goody for the AMA. And goody-goody for you. Because, it’s been proven that it soon will be borne by mosquitoes. If it isn’t, it can or will be. Read the facts in the Reader’s Digest.
And that’s just a little bit of what you can get the AIDS and you not even contact with it. Pretty rotten situation what the doctors are perpetrating on you. They don’t care two cents, because all the free blood you give they make millions of dollars on it. They say it’s one of the biggest business in the world. So much for your government.
Brother Branham said, “The hemoglobin.” And I believe it’s the hemoglobin. I believe it’s vindicated by God. I got no problem. You think that science is going to come… come by and vindicate God? You got to be ridiculous.
Then go and read in John. He’ll tell you how the Pharisees turned him down. They wouldn’t listen. You can read in John 8:37, 42-59, I won’t have time.
So what I’m saying is this: If the New Jerusalem, the queen and throne of the universe, the home of God and the Lamb and the Bride, is the ultimate of God which is the deep that was calling within God, then there has to be the same deep within the believer and makes him one with Abraham who looked for the city and he launched right out, saying, “I’m going to it.”
And you know what? He stood right on the spot. He said, “Hallelujah, ain’t got it now but soon will have.” And God never gave him one place where the sole of his foot trod upon. He’s waiting for the resurrection to come back and take it and it’s going to be right here. Abraham on Mount Zion, hallelujah!.
I think it will be right near the throne. I don’t want to place Him, but He’ll be up there, don’t worry. My apartment will be about four stories underground. It’s all right. I’ve lived in a basement before.
Now this deep call within Abraham, this deep calleth in Abraham, was caught up by the Psalmist into a prophetic declaration of Psalm 48. Let’s go back to Psalm 48:
(01) Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness. [You haven’t praised God at all yet, you and I.]
(02) Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.
(03) God is known in her palaces for a refuge.
(04) For, lo, the kings were assembled, they passed by.
(05) They saw it, they marvelled; they troubled, they hasted away. [That’s what it does to ‘em when it comes into view.]
(06) Fear took hold upon them, and pain, as of a woman in travail.
(07) Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind.
(08) As we have heard, so we have seen, in the city of [notice, he puts the interjection there, but it’s in between it we… as we have heard, so we have seen, in the city of ] the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever.
(09) We have thought of thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple.
(10) According to thy name, O God, so is thy praise unto the ends of the earth: and thy right hand is full of righteousness.
(11) Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of thy judgments.
(12) Walk about Zion, go around about her: tell the towers thereof.
(13) Mark ye well her bulwarks, consider her palaces; that ye may tell it to the generation following.
(14) For this our God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.
They had a vision right there, of the permanency of the city of God. Israel, the seed of Abraham was never confounded. They knew what God had for them.
Now notice the crescendo, which one time I preached upon, oh several years ago after this Psalm, it… where has been read. It works to a superlative a… apex. It goes right to the very top.
Now, we started way back in Psalm 46 where we talked about the deep calling unto the deep. So, we read on then and take number 47.
Now, let’s take 46 here.
(01) God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
(02) Therefore we will not fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried unto the midst of the sea:
(03) Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof.
(04) There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.
See, they knew it going to pass away the symbol they had and they’re going to get the real thing. God is in the midst of her, and that… you know God wasn’t in Jerusalem mystery, he left her years and years ago. This is New Jerusalem.
(05) God’s in the midst of her: she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.
(06) The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted. [That’s in Hebrews 12.]
(07) The Lord of hosts is with us: the God of Jacob is our refuge.
(08) Come, behold the works of the Lord, what desolations he made in the earth.
(09) He maketh wars to cease unto the ends of the earth: he breaks the bow, and cuts the spear in sunder; burns the chariot in the fire.
(10) Be still and know that I am God: I’ll be exalted among the heathen, I’ll be exalted in the earth.
(11) For the Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.
Brother Branham had that one above, “Be still and know that I am God.” Why? Because how can you really believe what the man taught concerning the, the ultimate of God if you, if you don’t get still just to all these things ‘round about you.
And say, “Look, these have got to disappear. They got to go.”
Now let’s keep reading.
(01) O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph. [Notice the crescendo here rising.]
(02) For the Lord the most high, he is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth.
(03) He shall subdue the people under us, and the nations under our feet.
(04) He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved.
(05) God is gone up with a shout, [took a message, their trumpet] the Lord with the sound of a trumpet. [Shout, voice, trumpet.]
(06) Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our God, sing praises. [That’s what it’s all about.]
(07) For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises unto understanding.
Now listen, God’s not the God of all the earth, the devil is. You’re looking at this thing today. And this is the spirit that’s upon us.
(09) The princes were gathered together, even the people of the God of Abraham: for behold the shields of the earth belong unto God: He’s greatly exalted.
Right now the people are coming together. Because that’s [inaudible] Gather my people together. It’s the gathering by the Word of the living God. See?
All right. Now, then in 48:
(01) Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, [and so on, right down the line which we read it.]
Now, with that watch the warning in Psalm 49: because it’s a Psalm for the sons of Korah. The Pentecostals. You say why? Because Korah, Dathan, Abiram were prophets, and they had gifts.
And it says in the Psalms, and taken from the Psalms into the book of Ephesians when God descended he gave gifts. “And yea he said to the rebellious also.”
When God came into the midst of the Church, the Bride, he gave us literally the prophet with the Word and a true five-fold ministry. And he gave gifts to the Pentecostals and the neo-Pentecostals. So this is to the Korahites.
(01) Hear all this here, this ye all ye people, give ear ye inhabitants of the world:
(02) Both low and high, rich and poor, together.
(03) My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.
(04) I will incline mine ear to the parable: I will open my dark sayings upon the harp.
(05) Wherefore should I fear the days of evil, when the iniquity of my heels shall compass about me?
(06) They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in multitude of riches; [Laodicea]
(07) None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him: [They’ve lost the blood.]
(08) [For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceases for ever:]
They haven’t got a prayer. It’s over. White throne. You understand what I’m saying? We are just waiting for the disposition. What’s the final move?
(09) That He should live for ever and ever, and not see corruption.
(10) For he seeth wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others.
(11) Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever, and their dwelling places to all generations; they call their lands after their own names. [Cities and streets, and everything else. Rich Pentecostals. Rich world. Rich church. Don’t need a thing.]
(12) Nevertheless man being in honour abideth not: he is like the beasts that perish. [But we’re going to one that doesn’t.]
(13) Their way is their folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings. [Pentecostal fathers, Pentecostal kids.]
(14) Like sheep they’re laid in the grave; death shall feed on them; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; [we’re going to walk out on their ashes] their beauty shall consume in the grave from their dwelling. [That’s all they got.]
(15) But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave; for he shall receive me.
(16) Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased.
And that’s what’s going on in the Reagan administration, and it does put fear in our hearts. Where’s the jobs. Don’t have any fear, let the Reaganites do what they want to do. Then let Campeau come in and buy up Lazarus, the federated stores.
Let the other billionaire Jews come in from all over the world and buy it up. They’re almost all Jews. There they are they got the paper. But they don’t have the gold.
So, and what’s Gorbachev doing now? Man said last night, “When’s the Lord coming?” I said, “I don’t know.” But when I see Gorbachev, when I see him playing footsy for the sake of economics and apologizing to the Greek Orthodox Catholics… Opening the churches. He’ll soon go to the pope.
And the whole world will soon come under the dominion of the dollar bill of America’s. And America will go flat as a fritter and the Catholic church will take over, because we built the image. There’s your answer. How quick? Pretty quick. Pretty quick, see?
(17) For when he dies he shall carry nothing away: his glory shall not descend after him.
In other words, the manifestation of what was really in that man, he’s lost it. The manifestation of what was really in God to bring us a Saviour, will go for ever and ever and ever.
Because that’s the glory of it. I hope you understand the word “glory”. It’s taken from the Greek which means an assessment. So begin spinning it around to get the thing into your… into English.
(18) Though while he blessed his soul: and men here praise thee, when thou doest well to thyself.
(19) He shall go to the generation of his fathers; [but God’s got His own generation which is His seed. One generation.]
Every single person beautiful in the dew of holiness and of youth. Everybody sixteen years old. Righteously frisky. Not looking for bobbed-haired women and a bottle of booze. No pep pills and quiet down pills.
Let me tell you something. Get off your pills. I paid a price. Wasn’t a very big price. But, I paid a price on medication alone. Tell you what you do. Just drink a few herbs and die. You got it.
(20) Man that is in honour, and understandeth not, is like the beasts that perish.
Oh my; Here’s your truth here. Then at the end of the Laodicean a mighty cry and roar and praise of God as in Revelation 5: rises and the Seventh Seal.
(01) The mighty God, even the Lord, hath spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sun to the going down thereof. [It’s in the west.]
(02) Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined.
The builder and architect has come on down and manifested Himself. Given His own assessment to the people, His own glory. And they said, “Oh boy that stinks.” Crucified themselves the Son of God afresh.
(03) Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.
(04) He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people. [Come on, come on.]
(05) Gather my saints together unto me; [2 Thessalonians 2:1. Those that made a covenant with me by sacrifice. The others don’t have one.]
(06) And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: [it sure did] for God is a judge himself. Selah.
(07) Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against thee: I am God, even thy God.
(08) I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifice or burnt offerings, to have been continually before me.
(09) I will take no bullock out of thy house, nor he goats out of thy folds.
(10) For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills. [And I’m going to count you accountable. For everyone that destroys the earth I will destroy.]
(11) I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine.
(12) If I were hungry, I wouldn’t tell you: for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.
(13) Will I eat of the flesh of bulls or drink the blood of goats?
(14) Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High:
(15) And call upon me in the day of trouble:
Listen, what God’s he talking about? The one that came down. Not any other God. Some Trinitarian hogwash. Are you people sitting here this morning some of you still Trinitarian? Messed up with one God, two Gods, three Gods?
Now let me tell you something, you will never understand the perfection as far as I know of Godhead, I dare not go into it. I just wait and see what God might show. You don’t have to go into all the ramifications.
All you got to say, “There is one God, and He had a Son by whom He identified Himself into the human race and injected Himself.”
And all you’ve got to know is the same life of God that miniscule, that little tiny bit in there. That little form, that little seed is the Word that brought forth that body. We’re going to talk about it.
(16) But unto the wicked He said, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth? [What’s the endtime covenant? You’ll not die, but live.]
(17) Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee.
(18) When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him, and hast been partaker with adulterers.
In other words, He said, “You belong to that gang to turn down these things.” And so on, down the line. I won’t go any further. That’s your Seventh Seal. Above all, notice how in these prophetic Psalms the present… Watch, notice,… in all of these prophetic Psalms, the present and the future are intermingled. Time and eternity has mixed and you are part of it.
Now brother/sister, try to bear with me. Don’t pretend you just come to church or you believe a message. Get with what I am telling you today. Time and eternity has blended. The prophet said so. So therefore you do not speak in a present tense, and a future tense as though they were different. You preach in the now. You have become prophetic in your insights.
Now listen to me, understand you are identified with the prophets. You are not identified with the theologians. You are not identified with the preachers. You’re not identified with anybody but the prophet. That’s your total identification. The great now, time and eternity blend.
And we see the Eternal City as our glory. As our glory, because it’s our manifestation. It’s what our assessment; it’s what comes out of us and comes into light. Born of the glory of God. An eye witness like Abraham is “to wit”, then to the city then we are of the City of God. We are a part of it.
Now, just let me go a little further. And herein to my thinking how this great city and all, it’s included in it, this manifestation is the true… is a true manifestation of the true God Himself.
Number 1, God is Spirit, John 4:24. God cannot be seen. Now, let’s go to Exodus the 33rd chapter. If I have no time left I’ll just call it quits and finish some other time, if I ever do. But, we’ll get to this part anyway.
Exodus 33 and in verse 20.
And it says:
(20) And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live. [Thou canst not see my face: for no man can see my… see me and live.]
Yet, in 33:9-11,
(09) And it came to pass, as Moses entered into the tabernacle, the cloudy pillar descended, and stood at the door of the tabernacle, and the Lord talked with Moses.
(10) And all the people saw the cloudy pillar stand at the tabernacle door: and all the people rose up and worshipped, every man in his tent door.
(11) And the Lord spake unto Moses face to face,
And yet He said you can’t see my face? Yet He spoke face to face. How do you see the face of God? Through a Pillar of Fire. What comes from the Pillar of Fire? The voice of Almighty God. See you notice that this precedes the 20th verse, the same chapter.
Furthermore, it is recorded in God’s Word, remember, neither God nor His Word can change, or His ways can change. That God can and does make Himself manifested in plain view, even though He Himself, is intrinsic and essentially spirit and cannot be seen. See?
But let’s read it, verse 18.
(18) And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory.
(19) And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before thee; and be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy.
(20) And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for no man can see my face, and live.
(21) And the Lord said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock:
(22) It’ll come to pass, while my glory passes by, I’ll put you in the cleft of the rock, and I’ll cover thee with my hand.
(23) And I’ll take away my hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face you shall not see.
So God promises that He will make a way, then man can literally have a confrontation with God and that confrontation is through the prophet. See? Now, we’re looking at that and understanding it.
Now number 4. God who is Spirit is known as living, and so… and is the source of all life (that’s true) and has identified or particularly manifested His Godhood in what we might call natural life, or life as we see it in all nature. This is a pattern that forms a principle.
Now let’s go to Psalms. You may have to get this sermon on tape. In fact I know you will to go over it. Because you’re not going to get it all, but I just want you to get the spirit of it.
In Psalm 42:2.
(02) My soul thirsteth after God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?
The living God. And we don’t know that they’re going to appear before God as Job did without the resurrection. That you got to see Him before you’re changed or you can’t see Him. You got to see Him before you get your change for the resurrection to go in the rapture.
Now, He’s also seen in nature. Five, it all started in the book of John, which is the same as the book of Genesis. It’s the same God doing the same thing.
So John chapter 1:
(01) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
(02) The same was in the beginning with God.
(03) All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
(04) In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
(05) And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
Now, that’s the same as Genesis 1. “In the beginning God created heaven and earth.”
Now, the key is verse 4. “In him was life; and the life was the light of men.” That’s the key verse. In him was zoe. See? It does not say that God was zoe. It cannot say that, because God is Spirit, and therefore He is not zoe. “For no man can see God.”
And if He was zoe, He could be seen. And when He becomes zoe, He is seen. “He that has seen me has seen the Father.” See, everybody knows that zoe is the common Greek word for light, zoeology. It refers to man and animal and birds and insects and plants life as well.
Now first of all, in Him was the thought, then the plan, or the concept by His infinite wisdom. And then by His power He produced what His wisdom produced. See? And He produced zoe. Then He Himself became zoe, manifested in the same zoe.
Right, He became just one with nature. Became one of us, and one of creation. God creating Himself in the form of human flesh, the beginning of the creation of God. When God started to do it, and it came to finality in Jesus Christ our Lord, what it was the same life that did it.
See, that’s what Brother Branham taught us.
Now, then zoe became manifested in the same zoe that the world is here, and… and thus brings zoe to its final perfect form in the New Jerusalem. God, One with His own zoe.
Notice, it says, “In Him was zoe, as a functional principle.” And the zoe principle is stated in John 1:3-5. I read it to you. See?
Then, in verses 6-10.
(06) There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
(07) The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
Now, what was that light? In Him was the ability to be zoe, to manifest so that people could receive it. Now, that’s what He’s talking about. Now, that way that becomes light, becomes a revelation.
Now, John was not that light, but was sent to bear witness of the light. That was the true light that lights every man that comes to the world. He was in the world, the world was made by Him and the world did not know Him.
Now, but watch what happened, 11-13.
(11) He came unto his own, his own received him not.
(12) But as many as received him, to them he gave the authority to be the sons of God, [In other words, He placed them as sons of God on their understanding of receiving Him] even to them which believe on his name: [and believing proves it. You see?]
Now, then in verse 14, which follows, it says,
(14) And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, [and that’s exactly as it says over there in the book of Philippians. Now, as we read verse 14,] And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,)
In other words, God thoroughly and perfectly manifested Himself to be exactly what He was, which was incomparable. Nothing could compare to it. And Christ was the glory of God. And He was full of grace and of truth.
Now, as we read that verse we realize that verse 14 actually follows verse 9.
(09) That was the true light which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
What light was that? In the zoe. In the manifestation. And that Word was made flesh, made into zoe, so that God would be seen by the people.
All right, now, let’s read verse 4:
(04) In him was life; and the life was in the light of men.
Now go to verse 9.
(09) That was the true light which lighteth every man that comes into the world.
(14) And the Word was made flesh and dwelled among us.
Now, I hope you catch what I’m trying to get you here. Trying to get you the understanding it was in God to be that, and so He became that.
And always men turn down what God becomes. There it is right there. They crucified to themselves the Son of God afresh because they say that’s not the way God’s going to do it.
And that is the way that God does it. And anything that makes manifest is light. And so therefore when Jesus made God manifest, He was light. And the same light from the east has come to the west. The same Lord Jesus Christ in the form of a Pillar of Fire.
Like I said to my nice little friend out of some place in Europe. I said, “Tell me, what comes to your mind the minute I say, “Lord Jesus Christ?” I said, “Don’t tell me, I’ll tell you.” I said, “You think of a man that’s got a body.” Wrong.
Neither Paul nor William Branham thought that. He merely called what you call the Lord Jesus Christ, the body. It was always Pillar of Fire. Is that right?
Now, where is your thinking today with the message? Are you still back there some years ago in your Trinitarian hogwash? Jesus per se was not God, because God cannot die. He was the son of God. Right. Created the egg and the sperm and put in the womb of Mary. He came by nature.
You can read the same thing in 1 John: 1-4. Says the same thing now then. Let us talk about natural life and we’ll come to the full revelation and manifestation of God and the New Jerusalem and the new heavens and the new earth. All, where dwelleth righteousness which God is.
All right, there’s absolutely no way that life itself in any form can be seen, for it is a form of a spirit and therefore invisible. But absolutely there is no natural life in this universe that cannot be identified and catalogued, if man can but live long enough, and design instruments that can see what forms any natural life takes… You can even trace impulses on machines.
You know life is there but you can’t see it. Now, that is exactly the truth. Now then, let us think of life as the absolute. See? And the highest order of all life is the Spirit of God, and then we find Adam’s race, made in the image. Below that zoe is animal life, bird life, insect and so on down to uni-cellular life.
Now, that life has to have a means whereby it manifests and propagates. See? That material is what has been created as elements that are used to form and sustain the body of whatever life is there. I don’t care what life it is. Bacteria, the life of God, anything else.
Always there has to be life first, then a body. Both the seed and the body are ordained by God. The seed is the carrier of the life and as the seed develops through God ordained material, it produces the body of the glory of that seed. Can you get what I’m saying?
There’s some flowers right there. There’s a plant, there’s a fern over there, there’s little trees out there in the hall. You look out the field you’ll see corn. I think the lattices is what stop you. All right.
That is the manifestation of the life through visible materials that produce it and sustain it. And that is the glory of it. Which is the complete reality of that life which you cannot see. That’s what I’m trying to tell you. You see?
Now, no matter what lies in that life it must come forth and be manifested in some form, or whatever attributes are in the life could never be made known. Then the body of itself is not the life or the spirit itself, but each must have each other, and only what lies in that life will manifest as to what it really is through the body. Right. See?
We could go into several lessons, but we don’t do that. But I want to give you this thought, that whatever lay in God is spirit, once given a form, all that lay in God would be manifested.
And that’s exactly what you read in Ephesians 1:3-14, about the plan that God had in Himself and we were in Him, and He brings it all out in the New Jerusalem. And that’s exactly what you see in the book of Revelation. The Bride, the Holy City.
So then this Bride, the new heaven and the new earth, the New Jerusalem and the vast throngs of citizens all lay in God as the ultimate purpose of God. You can read it in Revelation 21:9-11.
You can run a comparison to that to Hebrews 1:1-14 which we talked about a while ago, concerning the fact that God manifested Himself in the Son. And it was a complete outraying of God.
Now look it, that’s the same thing we’re talking about now. You and me and all of us in the Holy City. It’s the outraying of God. You can… listen, can you see what I’m saying?
He said, “Let there be light and there was.” He said, “Let the dry land appear and it appeared.” He said, “Let Pluto be up there and Mars and Venus and all the rest, and it was.”
And the same thing is with you and me. That’s why He’s going to bring it all back again. You say, “Well, I–I don’t like these things.” You’d love these things brother/sister. You can’t help but love these things. You hate the junk that goes with it. That’s all.
That’s why there are no wicked people there, no immoral people there, no devil there, nothing there but God and His holy-izing. That’s a good word, just made it up.
Now, God just wraps His ultimate in immortal garments. And He produces the New Jerusalem as we read in Revelation 21:1-9, 11 to 22-27. And then in Revelation 22:1-5 and verses 10-15. You can read them at your leisure. This was all in God and God at this time is in full manifestation. That’s at New Jerusalem. You see?
Now, and He is about to ring the curtain down on His entire plan of progressive redemption to bring in His ultimate redemption. It is all God, all God, nothing else but God, there in the New Jerusalem.
It is all God now, if we but recognize it for the Lord has descended with a shout to take us there. With New Jeru… with million [brother Vayle snaps his finger] –like that. One day. 1 Corinthians 15.
Thus we close with this thought: Man would like to think there is another and greater plan than zoe. There is not. This is it. Think a moment. Does the atheist recognize this more than we do? He said there’s nothing but this.
In other words, he’s smarter than we are. Think of an atheist having more insight than children of God. They’re so puffed up in their stupid thinking, they think, “Oh, I don’t know that that’s the greatest.” Accusing God of making a boo-boo.
Lord, my thoughts and with my experience. I would, you know, I just blush when I have to talk to You, Lord. Because I’m really so humble. You mean, because you’re so humbug.
See, look, is this the Word of God or is it not the Word of God? That’s what we’re talking about, brother/sister. I want, listen, there’s a great lesson and a great spirit here to accommodate our self to God because God has accommodated Himself to us. We’re from the loins of God. Yes sir. See?
Again, God is proven to be hidden in simplicity. If you can deal with and recognize Ephesians 1:3-23, the whole plan of God laid plumb out before us from beginning to end, then you can surely believe in Galatians 4 that says, “Because you are sons, God has sent forth His spirit into your hearts that you can cry Father.”
And when you cry Father, you’re talking about the one revealed above the throne, because that’s the end time revelation. The Pillar of Fire above the throne. That’s right, brother/sister. Yes sir.
Now, under the Seventh Seal and the seven thunders we go back to Psalm 42. How many minutes I got left? Oh good, I can just make it. The Lord’s good to me and He’s good to you because He’s going to cut me off here. I think I can make it. If I don’t, we’ll just take a minute.
All right. All right. It says here in 42 and the 7th verse:
(07) Deep calls to deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.
Okay, we passed through the seven church ages to the great cataracts, the voice of thunder. In Revelation 1:15, the voice that the sounds of many waters. The roar of the lion, the roar of the cataract, the Bride witnessing in the 22nd chapter, right on down the line.
And we here standing at the end of it. And here today, God’s daughter, sons and daughter, here today is God’s sons and daughters, and our mother, the New Jerusalem. Even as Brother Branham called New Jerusalem his mother.
Remember his dream. He left church organization to follow God, and left his father and mother, organization and so on. Have we left them too? Do we see it as time for us to fill our minds with thoughts of our heavenly home? This will not insult our God as though we only wonder what He’s got to give us and not Him. That is not true.
He has come here to give it to us. Then are you going to turn it down, show [inaudible] say, Lord, I love You. Fap! You be like the girlfriend that got the guy’s engagement ring then refuse to give it back when he dumped you. All you want is a ring. Phtt. That’s not the way the Bride is.
Listen, Brother Branham said, “He came to woo us. He came to gain favor with us.” It’s not that He bringing New Jerusalem in sight and saying, “Now here, you can have it if you do so and so.
He’s come down to just simply tell us that we’re His and this is a love present. You going to turn down the love present, brother/sister when this is the ultimate of God?
Now as we close, remember, the type of the message, “The Fulfillment of God”. New heavens, new earth, New Jerusalem, Bride and the throne, the Pillar of Fire above the throne. Is that right?
Let me make it clear, there is a Bride now that is a part of it. She is called out and has met the Bridegroom. She is coming into divine order, ready for the assent to the wedding supper.
Listen. While we see the ultimate of God and a Pillar of Fire and Jesus on the throne, it has already started according to the Seventh Seal in 1 Corinthians 15 and the 20th verse, “At the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ, that one is now.” Putting everything into subjection so that He can give it back. Jesus give it back to God.
Where are we going to end, brother/sister? Right in New Jerusalem. The journey has begun. The night is far spent. The day is more than at hand. Once more the son of light is risen upon us. Once more it’s Abraham journeying to that city with the heavenly glow.
Oh, people want to find the new land, they’re just ready, they want to explore and get somewhere. We’re the ones that are going to do it.
You talk about new frontiers and a new government. America’s politicians talk about it. They’re going to die without it but we’re going to go and get it by the grace of God.
Let’s bow our heads in prayer.
Heavenly Father, we want to thank You again in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for Your love, mercy and grace that you’ve bestowed upon us. God, I’ve done my best in a hurried, hurried way and maybe I haven’t done my best because I hurried too hard and worked too hard, Lord. I should let You do the work.
And I believe I will from this minute on, Lord. I’ve done my best with the Word. You gave it to me through the prophet. That all of us together here, Lord, eating of one common bread with one common spirit, O God, maybe one common Bride in the Lord Jesus Christ and not one miss that glory of God, the Holy City. Not one miss the ultimate.
Father, we’ve had our own thoughts and our own understanding and we know they just don’t pay, they don’t hold, they don’t obtain. Help us to rid our thoughts of everything now at this time and join with that heavenly throng, especially Father Abraham who looked for the city what builder and maker is God.
With the prophetic eye of all the prophets of all ages, who can say two things in one breath and maybe two thousand years apart because it’s the same thing, just going to greater and manifested form.
And Lord, here we are, You’ve been building a Bride up and up and up from a resurrection of the dead starting with Luther, Wesley, Pentecost, and now You’ve got a Bride, Lord, that isn’t going to see death.
Oh, She’ll see it in the sense it’s going to be all around Her, but She won’t see death. She won’t see the twice dead, no She won’t. She’s going to be taken away from it all. Father, we’re grateful for that. Help us, Lord, to enter into the spirit of the prophetic age in which we live. My God, we know that’s the only thing it can be.
Back under Peter’s day Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. We know that. It’s not dead manna, Lord, it’s real and true to us, we understand that, too. But there is that further revelation now and the corner rejected has become the head, the capstone here in the spiritual sense.
And now that Great One that caps even the Holy City another pyramid of all ages, He’s here. What a wonderful day, Lord, is here because He is that One. I’m Alpha and Omega, you’re seeing it all.
Father, I know I’ve said the truth, far as I can know any truth. Now Lord, help me O God, not to just eat a meal, but help me to assimilate it. And every single one here, Lord, to be a partaker now of these things by the grace of Almighty God. And be living Word, mechanical Word dynamized. From the youngest to the oldest.
I thank Thee, Lord, I know You heard us, now whatever we got to do, Lord, if we haven’t got the grace and willing-ness to do it, Father, like You made Israel willing to go you could send the hornets among us. We’ll get out of the land we shouldn’t be in, get to the good land. You can make us willing, Lord. You said he that’s willing to know the doctrine is going to know.
So Father, we thank You for it. Now we go to the rest of this service, the baptism. Be with us, Oh God.
In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.