Our Father and our God, we’re very grateful You’re here this morning, and we pray as even there is a spirit of rejoicing amongst us it shall become greater and more fervent as we rejoice in You, our Lord, our God.
Who is here for the fixed purpose of getting us out of here Lord, putting a church in order, raising the dead, changing Your saints into immortal beings, bringing us to the rapture, the Wedding Supper and then back, Lord God, to possess an earth which belongs to You, that You are giving to Your children Lord.
These things we appreciate, we love You for it Lord, we know You love us, because You made everything so propitious for the outworking of Your grace in us, Your Fatherhood in us Lord. We can see Your hand outstretched, Your mercy and love, we pray now You’ll guide us by Your Word.
Fill us more and more with Your Holy Spirit, as the life within the Word is released Lord, as we pile Word upon Word through Your grace in Jesus’ Name, we pray. Amen.
You may be seated.
Now this morning we’re into number 10, of the message that Brother Branham brought us, The God of this Evil Age, and you’ll remember the last Friday in that dissertation which was number 9, we found that Brother Branham made a most illuminating but a truly devastating statement as pertaining to this age, and of course, it’s to the people of this world.
He unequivocally said, “The wisdom of Satan is exalted to the throne of worship in man, above the vindicated Word of God for the hour.”
In other words, the wisdom, there is a wisdom in this world that has been accepted whose source is of Satan.
Now, this Word of Satan, this wisdom which really is what do you apply and how do you apply it in order to not only get the maximum amount of good but to literally be in a place of good with what is available within that particular area.
So Satan has something that he is giving that he is asking the people and they are responding to what he is saying to apply. All right.
So, the word of Satan is so approved as to be given preeminence over the vindicated Word of God of the hour. Thus now Satan’s wisdom supersedes God’s wisdom to the extent that it is used in worship. All right, in Matthew, the 12th chapter, and in verse 30, Jesus said,
(30) He that is not with me is against me; [that’s what He said] and he that gathereth [scattereth] not with me scattereth abroad.
In other words, he’s doing exactly opposite to what I’m doing and he is into those things which I am not into. Now, we could conduct this as a class and I could ask you some questions, and first of all I’d ask you what comes to your mind when chapter 12 of Matthew comes up?
Well, of course, I’m not asking for answers but you know that’s the chapter I use instead of chapter 4, where Christ in the form of the Holy Spirit in a Pillar of Fire through a prophet comes back and does in the Spirit what He did in the flesh when He was upon earth proving He is risen from the dead and is about to come back and take over His possessions.
This is known as the days of the Son of man which is known as the Appearing.
And you will notice at this time that they bring to Jesus a man, who’s both deaf and dumb, and He heals him and the people get angry, because a few little elect said, “This has got to be the Son of David. This has to be the Messiah.”
And Satan’s bunch said, “Shut-up, you idiots. This is not that One. This is the other one.”
Now John the Baptist, the prophet of God, pointed out the Messiah, and said, “This is the One,” and Satan comes right behind and he says, “Ah, ha, that is not the One, in fact He’s mine.”
Right or wrong? Well, come on, right or wrong? Some of you are trying to stonewall me. Don’t stonewall me. This is White Throne. “You are of your father, the devil,” said Jesus, “and this is their testimony, this is the wisdom of Satan, this man is mine; Satan laid claim to Jesus.
Right or wrong? Well, come on. Right or wrong? Don’t sit here and try to kid me or anybody else because this is not that hour to do so. This is the White Throne. And I as a minister require every word that I say to you as God requires of me.
“This fellow cast out devils by Beelzebub, the prince of the devils.” Satan not only laid claim to Jesus, but he claimed to be the author of healing and denied that this man was in that condition because of him and he blamed it onto God.
Right or wrong? Do what you want; I don’t care. I’m right.
Now, Jesus said, “Hold it. If Satan cast out Satan, if I am the manifestation of Satan and he by me is doing this, then he’s running the show because your children are doing it, too.” Huh? Okay.
(27) …by whom do your children [do it?] therefore… be [the] judge.
(28) But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.
(29) Or else how can one enter a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then spoil his house.
(30) He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.
That has nothing to do with the ministry; it has to do with the man who’s doing the talking which is Jesus, and the ministry merely vindicated it. Now this is for our hour. So therefore, you see where the world is; it’s entirely run by the wisdom of Satan.
Let’s go back to the beginning and trace it through. We go to Genesis, chapter 4, and we read 1 to 13.
(01) And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord.
Well, that’s what she said. Find where God backed it up. Ha! God backed it up, my foot! This little serpent seed, son of the devil by the beast is a murderer.
(02) …And… again [she] bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of the sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
(03) And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord.
(04) And Abel,… also brought of the firstlings of his flock and the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his [offerings]:
(05) But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
(06) And the Lord said unto Cain, Why [are you] wroth? And why is [your] countenance fallen?
Now the actual translation there if you get the Septuagint which I consider the actual perfect one is, it is, “Thou hast rightly offered, but Thou hast not rightly divided.” And that’s exactly what it says in the Book of Timothy.
Brother Branham said the same thing, “If you don’t divide right, it doesn’t matter what you do from that point on.” See? What he’s saying here is all right, there’s a sin offering right there available to you but if you don’t take it, everything else you’ve done is out. It won’t work.
(08) And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.
Now remember, this killing is over a conversation. Now what do you think they were talking about? “Well,” said Abel, “I think it’s going to be lovely day tomorrow, because I see the sky is red.”
And so Cain said, “You stupid jerk, that has nothing to do with it.” So he killed him.
Do you think that was the conversation? It certainly was not! The conversation was over the revelation; otherwise it would be a travesty against even human logics to have the setting it’s in.
The setting is over a disputed revelation and God entered into the dispute. And this fellow got so mad at God; he took it out on his brother.
(09) And the Lord said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? he said, I [don’t] know: [What a stupid question. I’m not] my brother’s keeper…[Go check it out for yourself!]
(10) [God] said, What [have you] done? The voice of [your] brother’s blood [cries] unto me from the ground.
There are two voices that cry. One is blood and the other is the testimony. The voice of many waters is the witness of multitudes of saints in the hereafter, even as well as now. But He said,
(11) And now art thou cursed from the earth, [and the voice of] thy brother’s blood [crieth unto me] from [the ground from the earth] which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother’s blood from thy hand;
(12) When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; [Now you notice in here there is a double curse] a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.
(13) And Cain said [to] the Lord, My punishment is greater than I can bear.
(14) Behold, [you have] driven me from the face of the earth; [and so on.]
Now, let’s go over here to 1 John, which we’ve done many, many times, and we’ve looked exactly what the Holy Spirit said through John concerning this because he had an understanding: in chapter 3.
(11) For this is the message that [you’ve] heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
All right. Now this is not a message that says, “Hey, you two birds you better love each other. Come on now, you better get together and love. Hey, now man, let’s get this thing straight, it’s a big thing to love.” That’s not the message.
The message is this, “If you have it and you are of God you will have love.” Well, come on, tell me you won’t. Phttt! Such utter nonsense, it says right down here.
(13) Marvel not, if the world hate you.
It tells you of love. It tells you first of all there’s going to be that love of the Word that Abel stood for, and you are going to have… you’re going to have a love for those that stand with you because you recognize your enemies.
Now, the Word of God we took in this very sermon here showed us categorically that anything against the Word was your enemy. But your brother was one with you in the Word.
“Bless be the tie that binds our hearts in Christian love,” depends only upon one thing and that is an intimate identical understanding of the Word.
It’s a revelation because that’s why you got denominations, and splits and everything else, and that’s why you got holy wars and all the trouble going, and all the fights and everything else.
This church knows positively in the beginning the only testimony of this church is, “Brother Vayle, if we’d of known what you were really preaching we would not have come against you, we would not have had problems.”
Your own testimony in this church proves that I have not gild the lily, I have not stood for the wrong thing, I am preaching the truth and you know it.
And it doesn’t matter to me I can go down the road and preach It, because this is something apart from me that I am responsible for. All right.
He says here,
(12) Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. [Now he says this is the message that we should love one another and he’s talking to brothers.] [Now] wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous.
It was over worship. It was over a commitment to God. It was over a revelation from God. It was over the fact that these were two different species; two different sources of life, even though born by a woman. See?
Now the evil work that he did, number one, was denying the revelation, that’s the child of disobedience.
Absolute disbelief in the face of God’s evidence, just like Jesus said, “You hypocrites, you can discern the signs of the skies how can you not discern now what is before you, because you know you can’t produce it and it’s in the Bible and it says it can be produced and it was produced by men ahead of me.
Now I stand right here,” He said, “in the mold of those men especially Moses, and you turn me down?” He said, “You are of your father the devil.”
Now let’s get this flat, brother/sister, He said, “You are of your father the devil, and the works of your father he will do,” and you know jolly well that Satan never sired anything, because Satan can’t produce sperm.
He’s got to identify himself with a creature and he did, and he injected into the human race the animalism which we see today.
So, all right.
(13) Marvel not, my [brother], if the world hate you.
So what is the world? It’s the one that turns down the revelation, as Brother Branham said, “One word off is Satan’s kingdom.”
Now let’s ask a question. How many words off are the Mormons? How many words off are those bunch over there in Asia Minor? Or the Iranians? And the Iraqis? And the Kuwaitis? How far off are those in Africa? How far off are those in China? How far off in India? Come on!
What’s going on there now is the judgment of God upon the heathen, just what the prophet said. “Few there be that find it,” eight people made the ark. That’s what you’re looking at.
Now let me show you something. This ends in our day this evil age; Revelation, chapter 16:
(08) And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.
(09) And men were scorched with great heat, and [they cursed God to his face]… [they] blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.
And when God rebuked Cain; Cain was angry and he whimpered, “Why should this happen to me anyway? God’s a mean God.” Do you realize what that fellow Cain did? He spit right in God’s face. Now God’s changed His way of doing things.
He does not come down to individuals He came down, He comes by a prophet, if that is true, a scientific picture of the Pillar of Fire in which is the Lord Jesus Christ in the form of a Pillar of Fire… in the form of the Holy Spirit, restoring through the prophet Ezekiel, the days of the Son of man, and that’s turned down, that’s no different from Cain.
“Well,” you say, “I think it is.” Well, you think what you want.
You just plumb don’t even know what I’m talking about. And if you think I’m tough here, I’m going to tell you something, I hear from congregations around the country where people are supposed to be taught this message the way we’re teaching it and those poor people don’t have a clue.
Some day I’m just going to take you all in the office and just question you and see what you do know. No, I’m not going to do that; it doesn’t do any good. It would be embarrassing anyway. All right.
Now, let’s go further. Let’s read 10.
(10) And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,
(11) And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not…
Now this is a knowing, a positively knowing group of worshippers who are caught up in a world system and this is their conduct.
Now let’s look at this. This outfit is, Revelation 18:9-19.
(09) And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,
Now, Satan’s Eden started there in blaspheming God, rejecting God, defying God, and complaining and grouching about it, and God said, “The earth now has a double portion poured upon it for you.” That’s right. I didn’t read you wrong.
Over there in the 3rd chapter He said to Adam, He said, “The earth shall now bring forth briars,” but unto Cain he multiplied it. In other words, it is like a second death. There’s an addition there. Now, notice that kingdom that started, Satan’s Eden, which we studied the last time,
(09) …the kings of the earth [are there; they’ve] committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,
Now he’s talking about Babylon, a religious system, and he’s talking about the antichrist, the devil and the whole bunch in that group.
(10) Standing afar off [and] saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.
Now this is not the ancient Babylon that’s already been destroyed where you hear people talking, these stupid guys that they’re going to put a computer chip under your skin, you know, as the mark of the beast and all that kind of stuff. I’m not saying they can’t do it but that’s not it.
Oh they say, don’t you know Babylon is about to be rebuilt? Who said so? You know, let me tell you people something right now, nobody writes a book anymore without wanting money. They will write anything to get money. They will plagiarize to get money.
This ‘Preventive Magazine’, this bird, Bricklin, I wouldn’t… if you’re getting his books; I’m going to tell you something, forget it. He’s a plagiarizer; he’s a plagiarist, that’s all he is.
Years ago he said that til, t-i-l, was good and drunk in India, and it’s made into a tea and it’s good for sinus trouble. Now can anybody tell me what t-i-l is? Now come on, raise your hand. Nobody? You know what it is? Sure, it’s sesame seed. Sesame is what it is; t-i-l.
I got a book by a fellow named Tobe, he didn’t know. Everybody plagiarized somebody because they want to make a buck or two. I finally got a hold of a guy who was brilliant, he taught in Notre Dame and his name is Dr. Joseph King, and he knew what til was, and nobody else did.
What I’m trying to tell you here is this, every time you pick up a book, every time you see something, you better question whether it rings with the Word of God, or is somebody in the media or some stupid journalist, or somebody and they all want to make a buck. So you better be suspicious.
The mail is full of asking for money and the best thing you can do is put your hands… take your hands out of your pocket and keep them there unless it’s for widows and orphans that you know personally, or you want to spend a little bit on yourself and the family.
Ninety-nine percent are pure unadulterated crooks in the world system. Babylon, Babylon, this great city is Rome.
Because somebody writes a letter and says, “Hey, hey, little things are going on here and there and don’t you know now they’re going to rebuild Babylon, that’s it.” That’s a lot of hogwash! They’re liars who want your money; that’s all they want.
Now this church system has got everybody in it, merchants, and they have…
(12) …gold, and silver, and precious stones, and pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory…
Aren’t the DeBeers actually… they’re what… supposed to be South African, but I imagine they’re Jews. They’re all linked up with Russia now. You know, they’re going to keep the gem market under control so that they’ll get all the money released a little bit at a time so they keep the money coming in like the oil and all these things.
Well, I got news for that bunch of idiots; Rome is going to take the whole thing over. The system that started in Eden, where Satan was transforming it into his owning is a mercantile religious, pseudo-religious set-up and he’s running every single thing from the… maybe he’s going to have a computer chip.
He doesn’t need computer chips. Let me tell you that. The devil doesn’t need computer chips. Because the computer can only prognosticate in so far as the data and it hasn’t got any power outside of the data, but God gave Satan power to not only prognosticate but do it. Computers can’t do. They can only take certain data.
(13) [In there is]… fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, horses, and chariots, and slaves, and [the] souls of men.
(14) And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things [right down the line.]
It tells you this Satan’s Eden here absolutely started there in the Garden of Eden. It ends up completely blaspheming God even in the Great Tribulation. In other words, the human race comes to the place where it cannot be corrected; they are incorrigible.
Now some of you people are raising kids like that right now. I don’t want to hurt your feelings, but neither am I stupid to stand up here and not tell you the truth. As time goes on you’re going to see more and more, they’re simply incorrigible.
You know what God said about an incorrigible child? The parents were to bring him before the elders and they all stoned him.
When God was leading Israel into Canaan’s land, He said, “The cup of the Amorites is not yet fulfilled. Destroy the Canaanites.”
They were homosexuals. It wasn’t only intercourse in the Garden of Eden, it was wrong intercourse. It was bestial. And today, all except a little Bride and a few of the foolish virgin and 144,000 Jews ordained of God; all the rest are brute beasts.
That’s why you got AIDS and everything else today and it’s going to continue that way. The human race is incorrigible. Now what do you do to the incorrigible? You stone them. God’s going to send hundred pound hailstones upon the people.
What do you do with a whore? You burn her. What’s going to happen at the end? The same fire that destroys root and branch at this age in which we live will… is the same fire that will literally annihilate.
I don’t know any kind of fire God has except any… one avenging fire is all the same thing, depends what it’s doing. Just like there’s one Holy Ghost, one God, all depends what He’s doing. That’s how they’re differentiated. All right.
You can understand then what I’m saying. Now, we don’t have to read all the way down. Well, it says here,
(19) And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich…
And now right down the line it tells you this, they are incorrigible. They blaspheme God, His very Name by taking the word of Satan, the wisdom and all, and they feel pity toward the very thing that brings it.
Then how complete is Satan’s control when it comes to worship? He’s got it. He runs it and the churches today are fomenting it. They are bringing them right into the fold; the harlot and her prostitute daughters. And they’re going to control everything.
If you think it’s going to be hard to control the Arabs, you don’t even know what you’re talking about because they had a crusade against the Turks and the Arabs years ago, and now they got better equipped for it, and this time don’t think for one minute that Rome will not succeed in her crusading if she wants to do it.
And the Iraqis and what’s his… Hussein, Saddam Hussein, he can rattle his sword all he wants and he can say, “Well, I’ve got a reactor.”
I’m going to tell you if Rome clicks her finger she won’t need a reactor; we’ll react for her. They’ll be wiped out so fast their stupid little heads will spin. That’s right.
You are dealing with world authority and power led by the devil when you’re dealing in here and the wonders that, “I’ll exalt my throne above the throne of God and take over His kingdom.”
He’s doing it right there only to have it wrenched out of his hands. But I want you to see the truth of it.
Now take note, I’m going to go back to Matthew again, and this time we’re going to read Matthew 23, and you can see why I never get anywhere with these sermons, I’m sorry but that’s your tough luck and mine at the same time, because I’ve got to pay the price to preach It, get all tired. Listen!
(29) Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! [Hey, these scribes are merely those who write something that somebody else said or wrote.] Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchers of the righteous,
In other words, you got a whole church system here that does nothing but write and say what the people at the head which are Pharisees.
(30) And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.
(31) Wherefore be [ye] witnesses unto yourselves, that [you] are the children of them [that] killed the prophets.
How many people today in Christendom say, “Ah, ha,” Catholics say, “Ah, ha, now if we would have been there we would not have done it.” Oh, the Catholics said, “If Pope John had of been there instead of Leo, the daughters would not have left her.”
They fulfill Scripture. The whore is still the whore and her church is still whorish. Hindsight is always twenty-twenty. But notice what the Catholics said, “They would not have left.” Now they’re saying, “Come on back. We’ve repented.”
Repented of what? Repented of losing you Protestants which we haven’t lost, because you got our baptism, Father, Son and Holy Ghost which we invented, so now they control it all, and the Protestants walk into the fold.
(33) [You] serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can [you] escape the damnation of hell?
(34) Wherefore, behold I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: [now God’s got His own order] and some of them ye [will] kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city:
(35) That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and… altar.
Now that sounds like that’s future. It is. It’s past and it’s still future. It took place and it’s still taking place because he said these are things to come.
(36) Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation. [See? It starts there, it was a mini Great Tribulation, and it’s going to be with the Gentiles.]
(37) O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not.
Now remember, Jerusalem on earth here is merely a type of the heavenly. O Zion, how fair you are. Jerusalem, the place of peace, indicating the Millennium, indicating the New Jerusalem.
And he says to the people, the children of God, “I can only gather you through the prophets.” That’s right. “And because you don’t believe the prophets and those that teach the prophets and those that write the prophet, there’s nothing left for you.” Now He said here,
(38) …your house is left… desolate.
(39) …you, [will] not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.
I wonder if today we’re saying that same thing along with the Jews, of course, they’re looking forward to it.
Well, can we say, blessed is he that came in the Name of the Lord which was William Branham and blessed is He even, the Lord Himself in the form of the Holy Ghost in our midst. People don’t even recognize it, they make it a doctrine.
Now listen! Never forget that this is mind, m-i-n-d blindness. There is no Scripture that says Satan entered Eve. There is no Scripture that says even an evil spirit entered into Eve.
The truth of the matter was is this, that she was made not in the original creation and actually subject in her spirit to be contacted and anointed in her spirit by Satan who spoke through the serpent who was almost identical to a man.
Now, watch what it says in Romans, the 8th chapter:
(05) For they [which] are after the flesh do mind [m-i-n-d] the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit [mind] the things of the Spirit.
(06) For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
So we’re talking now about the Holy Ghost and the mind, and the mind though in the brain is not the brain; it’s the physical attribute necessary for the mind, and now you’re dealing with the spirit. Which spirit and mind are absolutely one in that particular respect.
(08) [Now,] So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
What’s in the flesh? “Oh, drinking, smoking.” Oh come on, I just read it to you. It’s to put your mind at the disposal of Satan who appeals to the senses. God does not appeal to these senses.
Now He has to use them, but He doesn’t appeal to them. That’s where people get their big mistake. So it means you got to by-pass your senses somehow and let the Spirit of God get to your mind, which is exactly true.
(09) But [you] are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be the Spirit of God [dwells] in you.
Therefore, the secret then is to be baptized with the Holy Ghost. Now you’ve got the crossover so that the Holy Ghost can draw the Word through the mind and bring a life which can come forth now into an eminence.
And the evidence will always be, standing with the Word because all little Abel had to do was to say, “Well, Cain, listen, I believe I heard from God. And I believe this is the thing for me to do but hey man, you’re just as right as I am. You don’t have to pay attention to God.”
He could have stopped the whole fiasco right there. But this little guy didn’t have a brain, or as Jack Bell said, “He would take him out to play with it.”
He didn’t have a brain at all. He didn’t need a brain. You see what I mean; I’m talking now about the physical carnal things, whatsoever. He didn’t need it. He knew that he was right and he stood with It, because the Bible said they were talking.
Now, if Cain got mad at God for what God said, and he couldn’t take a big club and beat Him down, then he had to get mad for the same reason over Abel and kill him and there’s where the blood of the martyrs is and unless your love comes from the Holy Spirit who comes through the Word, you shed your blood, you burn your body in vain.
And though you have access to all mysteries and can quote everything and anything, unless you’ve got a true revelation of the Word of God by the life that’s in the Word, you haven’t got it.
That’s why they keep saying, “Well, this is just a doctrine.” How in the world can Jesus be standing here knocking at the church door and there’s His present picture taken… that’s a doctrine?
I want you people to be appalled this morning why I’m preaching the way I’m preaching. I want you to get sick at heart. There’s too much on the top of your heads, and I’m not blaming you, I got it there, too. Just once in a while I get really sick in here.
And let me tell you something, until you get that way the death angel cannot pass over you, because God’s got His angel marking people right now who sigh and cry over sin.
And the greatest sin is when Moses came down and they saw all the powers and the wonders done and they’d gone astray in their whoredoms to the golden calf.
They’d left the living God, forgot the Presence of God, but they said, “Moses, you deal for us.”
And God said, “That’s the way it’s going to be.” All right.
I’m going to read you now in 2 Corinthians, so you get the same picture, in the 10th chapter, notice.
(01) Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am base among you, [and] being absent am bold toward you:
In other words, he’s saying, “I’m not coming with a big stick, bless God, and I’m not going to act like Moses, and I’m going to say, must we fetch water out of the rock for you, bang, bang, bang.”
He said, “I’m not going to come now and explode in your midst like a tornado and a hurricane.” He said, “I could do it but I’m not doing it.”
Christ put all that aside when He became the Lamb upon Calvary, no more, bang, bang, bang. No more fireworks, just vindication. Now he said,
(02) But I beseech you, that I may [not be] bold when I am present with that confidence, wherewith I think to be bold against some, which think of us as if we walked according to the flesh. [As though this is a little message I preached just after my own mind, something I thought of, like they accused Brother Branham and Moses and Jesus.]
(03) For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
(04) (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
(05) Casting down [reasonings, that word ‘imaginations’ is reasonings], and every high thing that [exalts] itself against the knowledge of God,
Now who’s the highest thing outside of God and His Son? Satan. Who exalted himself against God by knowledge? Satan.
So then Brother Branham’s statement, “The wisdom of Satan is exalted to the throne of worship,” right here in Corinth, right there to the church that had left the true Spirit, the true Jesus, and the true gospel.
Now who did it? Satan’s crew did it. So you see who’s anointing the church? You don’t have to be devil possessed to be completely lost and serpent seed? Where did they get that nonsense?
You’d have to go out here and drink blood out of a skull and worship and say, “Oh great Satan, oh great Satan, I give myself to you because I want my lust fulfilled, I want my money fulfilled, I want to get this, I want…”
You don’t have to have that, come on, you can stand right in the church of God, holy old pope and the holy old rollers, Pentecostal, and their new big shot, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Carey now, Runcie’s gone. He was a rum fellow. He’s gone. Nice old Carey’s there, sweet old boy.
2 Corinthians 10:
(05) Casting down [reasonings], and every high thing that [exalts] itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
(06) …And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, [to come against everything in you that says, “Oh, this has got to be wrong. That’s got to be wrong because my training said so.] when your obedience is fulfilled.
In other words, when you come to the place of recognizing a true vindication you prove you believe in vindication by saying the prophet’s right; I’m wrong. I’ve told you my experience along that line; I don’t have to tell them again. You know I’m telling you the truth.
(07) [Now,] Do ye look on things after the outward appearance? If any man trust to himself that he is Christ’s, let him… think [of] this again, that, [even] as he is Christ’s, even [we] are… [he’s more so.]
See? “I’ve got vindication,” said Paul. And Paul goes right down the line and he gives them vindication wherein he says, “I stand all alone. I’m sorry. I don’t mean to exclude anybody but I’m the one that God sent with vindication, and all men stand back.”
That’s exactly what Moses said. That’s what Paul said. That’s what William Branham said. And the people say, “Oh now, just a minute, it couldn’t be, it couldn’t be that God would be so mighty as to come forth and vindicated Himself through a man.”
You see, you missed the whole thing. Now what is a man like that saying? He’s saying, “You know, I’m a real son of God, and you know God can speak to me, too.”
I’m going to tell you something, God spoke to Cain. Where did that leave Cain? It wouldn’t do you two bits if you weren’t the vessel.
Korah, Dathan, Abiram tried the same thing. Korah, Dathan, Abiram; they could prophesy a bit, so they came against Moses and they got what is known as a ‘Hollywood roasting’.
You know what a Hollywood roasting is? They recognize your presence by ridicule and so God burned them and their families. It was a real roasting. They were ridiculed.
How do you feel… how would you feel in the dock standing, rather, in front of the jury and the judge sentences you to shame before the people? The righteous… the wicked shall not stand in the judgment.
When the record is read and the saints of God come against these people, stand there as attorney’s and witnesses, absolutely, stand right there, they’re blown plumb out, embarrassed, ridiculed.
And you know what it does? It gets them so enflamed that they get under Satan once again and attack the holy encampment. You say, “Brother Vayle, you believe the church is in that shape?”
That’s what I’ve been trying to preach all these eight years to you people since I pretty well settled down here.
Don’t you believe Brother Branham said, “It’s gone? I don’t pray for America anymore, it’s all seined out. Oh,” he said, twenty five years ago, “oh,” he said, “maybe fifty souls came to the altar; I don’t know if anybody got saved.”
Now I’m not saying they can’t be saved but I’m just telling you something; the condition.
Now then as we see this so clearly let us understand that we are looking at two words, that is two separate doctrinal theses by two spirits, so you got two doctrines, two words by two spirit beings which are both God, for both God and Satan are spirit beings, they are, and both have a word.
Now let us carefully remember, that the Word is the conduit of the Spirit. That’s right.
And also remember, as axiomatic, that worship is composed of both Word and Spirit with God only accepting, a-c-c-e-p-t-i-n-g, accepting only truth, or His own vindicated and revealed Word as the conduit of the Spirit whereby He is worshipped.
So how does a church get full of the devil? The same as the Bride gets full of God. God came more and more into His church through the measure of the Word and in the Word lay the Spirit until today we have the fullness of the Holy Ghost which means we have all of the Word in spite of those who try to tell you from Jeffersonville, and other places you don’t have it.
Brother Branham before he died, categorically said, “We had everything to put us in the rapture.”
That means the dead can come forth and everything else. Well, they don’t choose to believe the prophet. They choose to believe other statements and make Brother Branham a contradiction. Now the Bible contradicts. If William Branham contradicts; the Bible contradicts.
Hey, isn’t that what the serpent said? Yeah, it was the serpent contradicting but he made God the contradictor because he said, “Hey, God did not mean that. Oh, you shall not surely die. Oh, no, no, no, no, no. No, no, no.”
Way in the Garden, the devil said, “Thou shalt not surely…” or “Thou shalt not, not die.” Jesus used the Greek and He went a step further, “Never, never, never perish,” He trumped the devil’s ace, too. I hope you caught the… that’s over there in John, yeah.
No other worship is accepted and neither is this worship admitted to be directed toward God though the so-called worshipper believes otherwise. What I’m saying here that God doesn’t not only accept it, He doesn’t recognize it. Okay.
(07) If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted?
He said, “I don’t accept you.” Yet Cain intruded himself upon God, and he said, “I’m going to worship You.” And God said, “I don’t recognize you or your worship.” Well, let’s go down the road.
Matthew 7, this is the Great White Throne.
(21) Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
(22) Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name cast out devils? And in thy name done many wonderful works?
(23) …I never [ever] knew you:
He never knew them or their worship. Yet people try to tell me that something outside of this message will come to life or has any life in it. Do you understand now why eight people got in the ark?
And they were all family and remember there’s nothing said about Noah’s wife and nothing said about his sons or the daughters that’s worth a plug nickel. The total identification is in Noah who was the last true human being, genetically perfect.
Jesus was a genetically perfect man and beyond it, because the sperm and the egg had nothing to do with a man or a woman. It was created and Mary contributed nothing but the body factor. All right.
Notice, Cain is rejected though he aimed his worship toward God. He knew who he was. Cain is corrected and he refuses correction. Now here is the serpent seed, the son of Satan, worshipping God.
Now there’s coming a time when every tongue is going to confess and every knee bow whether they want to or not, that Jesus Christ is Lord for the glory of God the Father and it started right now. Now this guy, he’s not going to be corrected.
Let’s see what the great writer of the Proverbs said. Solomon, I suppose:
(10) Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.
Now Cain knew that, and he said, “If you do this, he said, “people will kill me.” He said, “No, they won’t kill you.” You know what He could have said, “but you’ll still be the killer with your religion.”
And at the end time the Roman Catholic church and the Protestants have within them the souls that were sacrificed for their religion.
Oh, those Incas, my how they sacrificed the kids and the women and God knows what, oh, those people in India, oh, those dirty people in Africa: what about the Roman Catholics that talked about Jesus and went around bearing crosses and all kinds of monumental corruption in the Name of Jesus Christ?
Sheer folly and paganism! Killed millions of Protestants, that’s nothing; they died in glory, hallelujah, that’s where they’re at. Sixty-eight million died for Jesus.
I don’t say they’re all going there but they died for Him. But think of the billions whose souls have been committed through the church to God and the church has no right for a commission.
Now quickly let us see this in Ephesians, the 4th chapter, what we’re talking about, this wisdom, this Word, this gospel, this message, this everything. Let’s take a look at ministries, shall we?
It tells us in the 11th chapter, of 2nd Corinthians, that Satan has ministers and they’re transformed into ministers of light, “if we walk in the light as he is in the light we have fellowship one with another.” It tells you these men say we have the definitive revelation.
Where are these Branhamites that make that a doctrine? I’m going to run that plumb in the ground until the life cries back and it will. You say, “Brother Vayle, you’re saying you’re standing before the White Throne.” I’m standing before the White Throne. I can’t change it. I can’t help it.
You know, for a little while when I was sick out there in Tucson, I tried thinking, well, my God, let me pretend these people are right. I became so dry and so seared and I began to lose the revelation until I cried out to God.
Just start doubting, kid, I’m going to look you all in the eye, just start doubting, come on, start doubting. Start asking your questions. I’m looking everybody in the eye. You’ll find out what I’m telling you; you’ll die, you’ll dry up dead.
I told you the truth. I’m going to be held accountable if I’ve told you the truth or not, because it’s White Throne now. I’m not going anywhere that you’re not going. People can’t believe it’s over. Oh, there’s a… a fence we can still sit on, there’s a corner to turn.
I got news for you, “Time and eternity have blended,” or William Branham, “William Branham, you’re a liar.” And like Cain with the Pillar of Fire dared to lie, if time and eternity are not blended and we’re standing as he said. Kind of shakes you, doesn’t it?
Ephesians, listen to it, 4th chapter,
(04) There is one body, one Spirit, even as [you] are called in one hope of your calling;
(05) One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
(06) One God [even] Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
There you are, that’s the church, the true Bride; that’s what she’s got, one body, one spirit, one hope of calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism. Who’s the Lord? Jesus Christ. Who’s God the Father? Tells you who He is. Now verse 7.
(07) But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
In other words, now according to the gift of Christ, what Christ gave us, that’s the measure of grace which means it’s free, it’s ours.
And the Bible distinctly said, Paul speaking, “If God spared not His own Son but freely delivered Him up for us all, how shall he not also with us, with him freely give us all things.”
Now, listen to me, under that grace there’s one body, one spirit, one hope of calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and God is all in all. Well, you say, hey, that covers it. You’re right. That’s grace. That’s it. As big as God is that’s the grace that Jesus procured.
(08) …Wherefore he saith, [now because of this] When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. [Now it tells you because of this, here’s what He’s doing about it.]
(09) [Now]… he [that] ascended, what is it but… he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?
Now that was not the body. Peter tells us He went to the lowest parts and He preached to those disobedient ones before the flood. And he led captivity captive.
(09) [Now]… he [that] ascended, what is it but… he [first be] descended first into the lower parts of the earth? [Right into Hades.]
(10) [Now] he that descended is the same also that [had] ascended…
So the One that went down, which was Spirit, went up, came back, absolutely. Now who said that? Paul said that. Did Peter say it? Nope. Was that Pentecost? Nope. Church wasn’t set in order.
How can you build a house without a platform, without a foundation? The foundation was laid by A.D. 53, and Paul came on and Peter himself declared that the Cornerstone was rejected. Who did it?
Israel rejected, and Paul turned to the Gentiles and if it was a Cornerstone then, He would go under Peter; He was a cornerstone with Paul.
Now Christ has a ministry of rejecting… rejection, period. So if He ever came back as the Capstone to the church, He would have to be rejected. You say, “I think people change.” For the worse they did. Hey, you don’t believe it?
What is it… what’s that supersonic concord? Yeah, Concord; STS, or something, SST? [Brother Vayle whistles.] goes across the land. You know what you and I can do today?
I can commit adultery in America at three in the afternoon, and be in the arms of the best French prostitute four hours later, or three hours, whatever it takes. What am I trying to tell you? I can do the same with the bank. I can do the same with murder.
I can do anything. Sin today is fast. Never mind a little bit in the Garden, [Brother Vayle whistles.] around the world like that. It was proven with the Iran-gate, Adnan Khashoggi could be here today, over there yonder with billions of bucks. Say one word, it circles the globe instantly.
Sin instantly; it’s accelerated. What started as one little toothpick is now a monumental giant forest that no man can saw his way out of. Oh, you talk about the mess we’re in. See?
(10) He that descended is the same that ascended up far above all [things], that he might fill all things.)
Now listen! It tells you that God the Father who is above all and through all and in all that this is a futuristic prophetic statement of what has already started and will be culminated where the Son turns everything over to the Father and all in all the Father is.
It’s going on now with the Shout. Now what does it say next? Now to do this,
(11) …he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and [some] teachers; [five-fold ministry]
Now those that say there is no five-fold ministry, so then where are we at? Would one person here like to call himself in this position here? Watch!
(12) For the [equipping] of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
Now the One that came down gave this according to grace. Now if you believe in grace, you got to believe in this, that this is a measure of that grace which is a measure of God which Jesus made the way clear for us to have.
But the preachers get all messed up here; they want to make you think you get there by them. It doesn’t say that. You get there by Him! And all of these people have to do with the Word. How are they going to quit preaching?
(13) Till we all come in the unity of the faith, [not a faith, but the faith] [even] of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a [mature] man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ:
In other words, whatever He came down here to perform to give us the Word of grace, such Word is ministered by a five-fold minister starting with the prophet Paul brings you to the Capstone, where there’s no more to be poured into the church.
Now this could fool you right here. What if it’s been poured in and you deny it, because you’re judging by your own experiences and your own life? Brother Branham said, “This is man’s day of judging.” It’s man’s day but oh what a botched up job he’s done. Now listen!
(14) That we… be no more children, tossed to and fro, carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
(15) But [holding] the truth [and] speaking the truth in love, may grow up [unto] him [not into Him, we’re in Him already, and we’re identified with the Headstone] in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
Now it tells you, you’re growing up. Now when you come to Scripture, what are you growing up from? You are growing up from a foundation which is the footer. Other foundation can no man lay than that is laid by Christ Jesus, through Christ Jesus, but be careful how you build thereon.
So it tells you there is an edifice, and it’s a pyramid, and the foundation is there, it’s laid and now you’re going on from the Cornerstone to the Capstone, and the Capstone cannot come until the full measure is there which number one, will put them together.
I’m talking number one of the people. It’s got to be the last people in the last age. Then it’s got to be the last measure of the Word for the last measure of Spirit, and then you’ve got a completion.
The same as a baby is born from the sperm and the egg and is nourished, so in the church from the Cornerstone is Christ nourished and brought up in a church until He’s recognized as Head.
Tell me, the church that recognizes the pope, and the archbishop, and the metropolitan, and the president, and the elder, and all of these things; can that church recognize Christ? No! They betrayed Him.
You know why? Because they think they got a hand in it. I don’t have a hand in this message.
If I’m preaching Brother Branham and I do my best with what little gift I have, to bring you right back to the Word which Brother Branham said, “The teacher handles the Scripture like no man living.” That was my job to do these things, and he taught me how to do it.
He said, “Come on, Lee, research it, you’ll find it.”
(15) …[holding] the truth in love, may grow up [unto] him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
Now let me tell you something. What is the all things? “One God, even the Father, who is above all and through all, and in you all,” so He is all things. Now how close are we? Right near the button.
Because 1 Corinthians 15 said, “The Kalusma is putting the church in subjection.” That’s the Shout. And He’s put this One… is putting all things under the feet of Jesus, who we meet… in the air, who’s call “meet the Lord in the air.”
And the Son is going to hand it back to Him after the White Throne when New Jerusalem comes down. Now it tells you, this is where we’re going, and the whole body is going to meek it.
(16) From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth,
Seven Church Ages, a five-fold ministry, and a Bride, in that time listening to Christ bringing the church to headship, so He can take it over. Rome says, “We’re doing it.” The Protestants say, “We’re doing it.” “Come on and join us. Hey, we’re doing it.”
Eight people! Listen to me! Eight people! I know this is tough. It would be nice you know but listen, there’s nothing nicer than nice when it comes from God. I don’t care what it looks like.
“There is no beauty that we should desire Him.” There is no way that anybody can receive Brother Branham unless they got the peculiar thing that is in Brother Branham in measure in them. There is no way.
(16) …[Now] every joint supplieth,
Now how’s it supplying it? It’s supplying it through the prophet who said, “At the end time those who were going to make it escaped judgment and be glorified in His Presence are those that have His gospel.”
But way before he died he said, “You got a new Jesus, you got a new gospel, you got a new spirit.”
Merciful God, what more could you want for error? You go downtown to pick up a cake and what more could you want then it’s not a piece of cake, it’s a hunch of dead liver and on top of that it’s got maggots and the fourth thing it’s so rotten it stinks to high heaven.
You say, “Holy mackerel, boy, did I get took.” That’s the church. No Jesus, no Spirit, no Word, except it’s the wrong Jesus, the wrong spirit, the wrong word. Now come on, that’s the Word of God.
You say, “Brother Vayle, I’m going to go home and not come back.” Thank you, I’m glad you’re doing that. And the people send the tapes back to me and say, “Praise the Lord.” I don’t feel bad. I don’t feel bad at all.
Now listen! What I read to you here is;
Number one: the headship of Christ the Word is here, because what do you think He gave the apostle Paul? What’s in His five-fold ministry? What’s in the Bride? The Word, that guarantees the Holy Spirit. He’s got a home now. See?
Second: the headship of Satan or the false word or the lie is here. He’s here. “Two spirits,” Brother Branham said, “They’re here.”
Three: two spirits, razor edge close are here, except for having a true wonderfully magnetized or amplified microscope, you wouldn’t have an idea if that’s a real diamond or not; razor close.
Now listen! Revelation 22:10-19 is here. Now you don’t have to believe it unless you want to believe it. Now listen! Remember, John had to write what he saw and it had to coincide with Paul or there’s something wrong.
Now remember, the book was sealed up and the Thunders were silenced. In other words, you couldn’t know what they were. Now watch!
(10) And he [said to] me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand. [The very thing that Paul spoke of the mystery of 1 Thessalonians 4:16, this is it.]
(11) He that is unjust, [is] unjust still: and he [that] is filthy, [is] filthy still: righteous, righteous still: holy, holy still.
(12) And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
Now remember, the Holy Spirit comes down at the end time, the Capstone, puts the church in order, raises the dead, calls us to the Wedding Supper, and takes us away where we meet our Lord, the Lord Jesus Christ in the air. Right!
(13) I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
He tells you what was started there in the Garden of Eden is being finished. What was started? Man on his trail to the fulfillment of God. Now the Tree of Life has to appear from somewhere because Alpha is Omega.
The very conditions of the beginning are here again. Do you want to enter in? Or are you going to be fooled by Satan one more time? Well, of course, everybody but the Bride gets fooled. Now watch!
(14) Blessed are they that [wash their robes] do [the] commandments,
That’s a travesty against the Word of God, what bird but that in there? The Greek said, “Blessed are they that wash their robes,” that’s Paul in the waters of separation. Come on, put your finger there and let’s go back to Ephesians.
Let’s find out some of these things, just don’t go… you know we can’t go shooting off at the mouth as though we got some little axe to grind we’re going to prove it.
You can twist Scripture, bless God, until you twist everything not and prove anything you want. That’s where they get this polygamy and all this junk.
Listen what it says here, verse 25, Ephesians 5.
(25) Husbands, love your wives, as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
(26) That he might sanctify and cleanse it [by] the washing of water by the word,
(27) That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle, but that it should be holy without blemish.
Now it tells you right there that there’s something there He not only died for, but something He’s going to do and it has to do with the presentation. So, here you got it, those that wash their robes in the water of life.
Now what is the water of life? It’s a river. What contains the river? The channel, so now you got a channel and you got life running through it. The water of life: put that on the Holy Ghost.
What have you got now? Ezekiel’s river, the full complement of the Word of God that’s flowed from the East to the West, and now it becomes not only a river but a mighty flood to take you over. God Himself on the scene to float you across through the life that’s in the Word.
(14) …that [you] may have [the] right to the tree of life,
Now you got the right to it; that you may have the right to the Tree of Life, the right to it. What does that mean? Satan’s days are done. Like Brother Branham said, “the book of redemption brought it down. Satan, the title deeds in my hands, I’m taking over.” See?
Now he said, “God shouldn’t leave His Son down there for somebody; He came down Himself, so in this hour He came down.” He’s got to.
He came down for His son and daughter’s sake, then He pulled the plug on them by taking away the Tree of Life, they couldn’t touch It. Why? He didn’t want them in that condition.
Now He comes right down and plunks the Tree down and say, “Now do you want It? Here’s your chance. Here’s the truth here. Here’s the hour.” And the prophet explained 1 Thessalonians 4:16 and they said, “Hogwash.”
Now the Branhamites are saying, “hogwash,” to the Presence which is the Appearing. Tell me when He went away. Tell me! I can quote you the prophet said, “The Pillar of Fire leads us into the Millennium.”
Maybe you’re a bunch of Latter-rainers, you got a yo-yo. Come down, goes up, come down, goes up, come down, goes up; well, that’s a yo-yo, that ain’t the Word of God.
Christ coming more and more into His church started June 11th, 1933, and here it is right here He came down and opened the Seals showing that He’s taking authority now: God putting everything under His feet. See? Oh my! Now listen!
(15) For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
Why? Because he that is just is still just, and he that is unjust is unjust, he that is filthy, is filthy, holy, holy; it tells you right there. So what do you expect over here?
“Well,” suddenly, “bless God, I tell you, my Lord’s a wonderful Lord, and I love Him and He loves me and I don’t need that stuff. See, I’m holy, hallelujah.”
My Bible says you’re whoremonger and a dog. Now that’s enough to get me killed, especially dogs, are male prostitutes. Ha, shee!
(15) …sorcerers, [druggist,] whoremongers, murderers, idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. [Now who loved and made a lie? Satan did and his son did.]
(16) I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things [that my messenger to] the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, the bright and morning star.
(17) And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the [waters] of life freely.
How about if they don’t want It? Ever talked to anybody about this, “Aw, drop dead. Get out of here.”
Joe you got kicked out one time, didn’t you? Out of a house? Let you stay till morning, did they? Your brother-in-law or somebody? See, they kicked you out. I’ve been kicked out of churches, booted right out. It doesn’t matter, boot, snoot. What’s the difference? Testify.
(18) For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add [to] these things, God shall add the plagues [and so on.]
I’ll tell you something, brother/sister, you’re supposed to testify but don’t overdo it. Twice is enough. All right. One word off as in Eden, it’s all over. Because he said, “He that adds or takes loses it.”
Now notice, what was that Word in Eden that was the lie? Well, what was the lie? Well, let’s find out. You know it’s always good to read it, don’t just think we read it and think we know the answer although it’s very possible we certainly know the answer to perfection.
But the point is, let’s read it.
(01) Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field…
Ha, ha, he was wise. He had the answers. He knew the conditions. He had the answers. “Ha ha. Listen to me!” Wisdom! Serpent wisdom! And we’re admonished by Jesus to be wise as serpents as harmless as doves.
(01) [Now] which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
(02) And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
(03) But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither… touch it, lest ye die. [Now I don’t know where it’s written in there, no touching, but I can see why because it’s a sexual thing.]
(04) And the serpent said unto the woman, [you] shall not surely die:
Why they saying, “We’re going to have homosexuality; we’re not going to die. Oh no, not us.”
“Oh no,” said, Liberace, he even went to court against a man who called him a homo and won a lot of money and I hope that guy if he’s living sues the estate because that man perjured himself and when you perjure yourself it is not a civil suit it is a criminal suit and it cannot be put to rest until the courts adjudicate, and pass on it. That’s the law. I know the law. I’m not smart but I know the law.
Liberace, Rock Hudson, the boys of Rock Hudson got a thirty-one million settlement; the judge says that’s too much in case of AIDS. Is it too much? Maybe that judge will get AIDS.
It’s even claimed right now, a woman went to a dentist; he wore gloves and she got AIDS. I really don’t believe that. They ought to put her under hypnosis or something else and really find out.
I wouldn’t believe that myself. But there’s a danger. Maybe took his mask off, hit her mouth, a little salvia fell down there or something, I don’t know. Oh, you’re not going to die, oh no. “Oh no,” they said, “Liberace you’re not going to die.”
He died. Oh yeah, there’s safe sex. Oh, there sure is all right. Oh yeah. Sure.
“But of the fruit in the midst of the garden, don’t eat, you’ll die.” Surely you’re not going to die.
(05) For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
That’s an outright flat lie. An outright flat lie, the serpent said, “No way will God do what He said.” That is in the way He said it. “Now, we’ll get around this.” That’s the story of the Bible.
That’s the story of William Branham standing there night after night and morning after morning preaching and screaming and hollering, doing everything he can, said, “God interprets His Word by performing It.”
Doesn’t need an interpreter; He does it. Satan was the first interpreter. See? So the serpent said, “No way will God do it.” But he said, “Let me tell you instead what is the truth.
Let me orchestrate your faith, your worship, your conduct. Let me orchestrate you in the production of life.” And she had such a good time she called her husband. Said, “You’re missing something.”
One day Brother Branham branded it, he said, “No child is born except for sexual desire.” You can motivate yourself and say, “Well, I want a child, I want this…”
Why do you want it? Sexual desire. “I’m above that. I’m pure.” You’re a liar. You’re like the jerk that sent the picture of his wife and she was years older, his name was Richardson, I forget her name was Zoe something, and she looked kind of like a haggis bag and he put, “United for the glory of God.”
And I said, “Phttt!” like I told my wife, “United for the glory of God.” God doesn’t take pleasure in the legs of a man, that’s Bible. Phttt! Yeah, sheesh: Pentecostals that turned Baptist; that’s what it was. He was a sweet guy, nuttier than a fruitcake.
Now you know, listen, it’s the truth I’m telling you. Satan, so Satan says today, “Hey,” as he said in Eden, and in Jesus’ day, “no way will God do what He said and the way He said he would do it. No way.”
Let me tell you the truth and I’ll explain it to you, so you’ll know what’s going on, and what’s going to happen to you, then by me you can discern and be right.”
Now, the devil knew plenty about God and God’s ways, he knew plenty about the Word. So he knew the day was coming when God would have a prophet, I believe this now, because God does not copy the devil, the devil copies God.
So he must have known how God sends a prophet and he sends a prophet with THUS SAITH THE LORD vindication. The mighty wonderful works of God and they stand back and say, “Ahhh,” see, God orchestrating.
Man come in, Moses, prophets, stood there, struck the rock, speak to the rock, do this, do that, God answers right back.
“Now what’s this all about?” says the prophet, “I will tell you.” So after the fact of vindication he now tells you the reason which is the Word which is the reason to get you where you should be with God, because you see you are a part of the Word.
And you must find your place, and come into your position because every cell in the body, and remember, our body dies by many, many cells but those cells they pass their life on.
And so today in the church there’s a body being built, and cells may be dying but the life is going on building that great body there. See? So, Satan evidently knew that, so he beat God to the punch, so-to-speak, God let him do it. See? Okay.
Now, so Satan says, “Hey, let me do the discerning.”
Hey, there’s always two sides to every page. There’s always two sides to every question, every marriage, every problem. You got a problem, you could die. I can tell you something about it. There aren’t two sides.
God is not a two-faced God. He’s not a liar. There’s only one side, that’s God’s truth and you deviate just a little bit, you have entered the realm and the kingdom of Satan and have become an emissary.
That’s all we got time for. Too bad, that’s just my notes. Wednesday, Wednesday we’ll start on the dot of what? Seven-thirty. No song service, just going with the Word, then Saturday and Sunday, foot-washing, two services.
Let’s rise and be dismissed.
Heavenly Father, again we thank You for Your goodness to us, to see clearly, more clearly as we go sermon by sermon, paragraph by paragraph, maybe just a sentence like we took this morning.
Satan, his word, enthroned, extolled in the place of Your Word, and man finding it so acceptable that he doesn’t know he’s been completely duped, deceived, and turned away, that neither the person nor the worship is received.
We recognize that Lord, we understand it, we understand also the other side of it, too, that You said every knee should bow, every tongue confess and this is one way of doing it, but this is not that day. This is a sham.
But all things are to be made clearer in that day Lord, we recognize that. We know many things are made clear by revelation and we thank You for It.
So Father, we just pray now that you’ll put these things in our heart in such a way that we’re not going to be a part of Satan’s kingdom by one word, O Go. But Lord, as Your own Word said, “I want you to be wise as serpents, smart as the devil himself to know every twist and every kink in every corner, but as harmless as doves.”
They who eat the dove food; nature is not rebellious; nature is not murderous, not cantankerous, not fighting, but as Brother Branham mentioned the dove that tried to take the message, was wounded unto death and badly… and bravely battled his way until he fell exhausted in death, but he took the message.
The prophet did that Lord, he lived that kind of life, but no one can say he didn’t stand up like the apostle Paul and just stand there and was counted to even say, “If I cannot raise Abraham Lincoln from the dead if God tells me to, let the armies of the earth come and look at it, let them shoot me down if I can’t.”
Lord, that wasn’t some little chicken, no, that was the eagle with the wisdom of God and the strength of God dealing in his own milieu, his own bracket, his own place in the kingdom. When a man could stand there then Lord, we know there’s something really real.
We’re trying to stand there this morning Lord, and by Your grace we will stand there, something You’ll do for us Lord, we’re depending on it Father. We’re depending we’re not shooting our mouths up here and down there Lord.
We’re not laying something on the line that’s not a hundred percent with You Father. We’re believing that to that end, as we stand there, there won’t be one miss. Nothing out of line.
O God, heal the sick amongst us. It’s by Your Word Lord, that Spirit comes into this place and it’s a sweet Spirit of Christ that comes in by the Word. I’m praying Lord, this morning that there won’t be sick amongst us, I feel somehow Lord, I believe that I know in the Spirit that You’re doing this already.
Now people don’t have a need to worry. Sure they take care of themselves but there’s a… You’re take caring of us now Lord. You’ve come amongst us, O God.
Surely with the signs and wonders of the prophet You stood amongst us, You Yourself leading us to the Millennium and it’s greater than the day of Moses because this is for real that was just a type, a shadow, a little period Lord, we’re going in immortal.
How much more then, Lord, can the life of this Word suffuse us and transform us and transfigure? We know it’s going to. So thank You for everything You’re doing Lord, for everybody that needs Your help, and we all need Your help.
Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be all power and glory and may He give the greatest of all which is a truly illuminated Word in every mind, heart and soul, exalted unto You Lord, above everything else until each one is a true worshipper, a true child of God, a part of His family, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
‘Take the Name of Jesus with you.’