Shall we pray.
Heavenly Father, we accept Your divine Presence. We only hope and trust Father, that that for which we are apprehended apprehends us Lord, that we can really recognize Your Presence and the intimate way, not as the prophet did, we don’t ask that, we only ask Lord, the fullness of our own portion that we might have the maximum of the benefits of Thy Presence granted to us, O God, not just waiting for that great hour of transformation but being filled with Your Presence in the very hour moments preceding it.
Help us in Your study tonight Lord, because we know the virgin Bride must know her Mate, the revealed Word and we’re looking at that tonight, seeing the revealed Word, seeing Your Presence Lord, seeing the pitfalls, all those things brought before us that we’re thoroughly conversant with all these things upon whom the end of the ages have come.
These are our requests tonight Lord; we think we have a certain amount of faith, because we believe it’s our privilege to ask these mercies from You in Jesus’ Name we pray, Amen.
You may be seated.
Now we’re into number 18 of The God of This Evil Age, and for two lessons now you realize we have studied the seed of the serpent and learned that they’re also called two other things.
Number one, the children of disobedience and the children of the devil whose natural election is in and through Cain, the child of Eve and the subtle beast called the serpent.
Now you notice that actually the children of the devil it’s quite well known as a phrase, but children of disobedience is more or less to people, an appellation. It might be called a noun in apposition, thereby people actually escape knowing that that term is a very wonderful term of description and is definitely a part of the doctrine of the mystery of iniquity.
Again we notice, the natural election that Brother Branham mentioned to us, and that’s also found in the Book of Jude and also in Peter, where we find that these ones are also predestinated. They also have a calling. You’ll find it also in Romans, the 9th chapter.
Now starting with the serpent, Satan enticed Eve by his theology, of spurious revelation of Scripture, and then took over through Cain in his lineage until there was on earth both a serpent race and a sons of God race with the two races eventually totally mixing, the mingling of the seed, and bringing forth a religious people more inspired by the devil than by God.
And, of course, you can see that in the Book of Genesis, the 11th chapter, which is immediately after the beginning of the repopulation of the earth which at that particular time will now not have any one person living in it that is a pure human being because Noah was the last genetically pure human being. He was the only one perfect in his generation. The last one left.
And now there is nothing but the admixture of the clay, one lump from which God must now and does deal when the two seeds are coming down. Now, of course, this is not recognized by anybody but us. All right.
(01) The whole earth was of one language, and… one speech.
(02) And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.
(03) And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime… they [had] for mortar.
(04) And they said, Go to, let us build… a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
(05) And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
Now remember, this is one great organized people, politically they are deliberately setting their faces to a one religion, one understanding people. Now He said,
(06) …Behold, the people is one, and they have… one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, [that] they have imagined to do.
(07) Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.
(08) [And] the Lord scattered them abroad… thence upon the face of the earth: and they left off to build the city.
(09) Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.
Now what you’re going to see here is the Alpha of the Omega which at the end time, the people will all have to look to one city, and they will have one language, one understanding.
The language doesn’t necessarily need to be every nation have like Esperanto, or something you know that they try to make a one world system, but they will have one language as to their theology which you can see right now that there has to be one thought which is the Trinitarian dogma of the Godhead. All right.
So we see then that these two races came together. The sons of God and the sons of darkness, as they are called, or the children of good, the children of evil, the children of God, the children of the devil, those disobedient, those semi-obedient you might say in the sense that they are the children of obedience; obedience, rather than children of disobedience, although those children are disobedient to the Word, so they all come to one lump.
And today it is ending up in a modern ecumenical council and church that will eventually be world dominating in religion, politics, finances, and military power with the devil himself incarnate in the beast ruling it all until Jesus comes to take over.
Now make no mistake about it, it is religion that is in the vanguard of this great world conglomerate body of politics, finances, etc. and it is the head of the church that is running it and that head is incarnation of Satan as was Judas who was supposed to been a believer in the Christ but he betrayed him.
Now I want to just clue you in. In 1948 the United Nations was formed right here in United States and categorically, denied the Christian religion as being anymore… of anymore effect or preeminence than any other religion and forcefully denied any authority to all religions or all that had to do with God in the lives of anyone.
But set their world government of finances, politics, and power and order forbidding the influence of the spiritual, making it a matter of individual conscience except to enunciate a code of morals embodied in the Four Freedoms which can never be enforced outside the great Moral Giver himself, even God.
Now watch! Here is the subtle catch of the whole thing. The whole geopolitical world’s mind is dead to any thought of a spiritual or church takeover. So the minds of men cannot conceive of a spiritual power instead of a political power dominating mankind.
And that power, of course, to them will be more like the Communists who signify that you cannot worship God, that religion must be done away with, the true religion of any form whatsoever, and then, of course, they will be asked to worship Satan.
Now, if you go over as we did to the Book of Acts, the 26th chapter, I believe what we looked at or let me see over here. Well, 26, it would be about as good as any. Well no, we got… 24th here chapter and Paul is saying here,
(14) But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which [we] they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:
Now you can see it will be a situation there where anyone trying to believe in the truth will be called a heretic because you have to go by the established norms of the creeds and dogmas.
It will also be like the time when they took the disciples just after Jesus’ Resurrection, the outpouring of the Holy Ghost and they whipped them and forbad them to preach in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
And that’s where you see Brother Branham was so strong on the Baptism in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, instead of titles of Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
Now only a bare handful knows we must watch the church and its leadership, not the politics but religion.
All the while we in America are crying church and state separation and the States going to extremes to maintain it, all the while the church in a six mile square block in Rome is advising and controlling the politics, and will eventually take over religiously as soon as the nation’s finances collapse and thus we will have Satan’s Eden according to Revelation chapters 17 and 18.
Now as we’re going to start on page 35, and paragraph 145, let us remember that women are acting out the spirit and condition of the church; so therefore, we will watch their influence as to what they are themselves and what they are getting the men to fall in line with, the influence upon the men. That’s what you have to watch now as we begin to read.
Women in their condition show the condition of the church, what they are like, what they are doing, and at the same time you will find that they become the utter pawns of what they are hoping to win control of.
Yeah, men are doing it right now to them. Women are so stupid; it is utterly amazing. I can’t understand it. I don’t even try to. And the church will be taken over one hundred percent by the devil. Women running things will be run themselves. Well, we’re reading…
 So now who is the leader of this modern, religious, evil age? It’s the devil taking that tree of good and evil and placing it out there…,
All right; Genesis 3:6. The Bible does not say that God… that rather, the devil placed the tree there, it is more suggestive that God did it because He made Eden and put the man and the woman in there but it doesn’t say really that God did it.
It said also the Tree of Life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil were there, and you’ll notice they’re not said to be planted. They did not come out of the ground. So you’ve got to limit yourself and be careful. But you’ll notice what Satan says, he says here in verse 5.
(05) For God doth know… in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. [Now here’s what happened.]
(06) And… the woman saw that the tree was good for food, [Now the tree was not good for food because anything that will kill you is not good for food. See? Anyway, she saw] that it was pleasant to the eyes, [How can something be pleasant that destroys you?] and a tree to be desired to make one wise,
I don’t think you’re very wise if you’re dead. You’re actually very stupid to take something that’s palmed off on you to be what it’s not and you’ve already been told by God what it is.
(06) …[so] she took of the fruit thereof,
Now notice, she took of the fruit. She didn’t take of the tree. She took of what the tree yielded. In other words, the life substance coming forth in a manifestation; this is what she grabbed.
She took this entirely in contradistinction to what God placed there and how God described it and placed it as to its intrinsic content and to its absolute manifestation and what it would do. In other words, she had a complete recipe book from God, and she took the complete recipe book from the devil.
So now you’ll notice that this is what the devil placed out there; this tree of the knowledge of good and evil that completely seduced the woman as to the integrity of God, and the integrity of the devil, and her ability to deal with the devil, and at the same time to deal with God. Actually, she lost out one hundred percent when she went from behind the Word.
Now, Brother Branham says,
 [Notice!], bringing this beautiful church bride to the ecumenical council for a wedding…
All right. What was back there, which was a complete deception by the devil that everything is good? And that’s true. There is nothing that God made that is evil. Now then, he is telling the people what they can do with what God made.
Now that’s like you coming into my house and telling me how to run my house, and I’d boot you out flat. Like I keep telling… she’s always scared about how dirty our house is. I said, “Look, if anybody comes in and doesn’t like my dirt; I will boot him out and they go to their own dirt.” It is that simple.
Now that’s… you know, that’s so simple you’re missing the point exactly as to what happened in the Garden of Eden. Evidently something was wrong with what God set forth and how He set it forth. Somebody pointed that things could be better.
Now God was completely satisfied because everything was good. Now the devil comes along and botches it. Now this, what happened there has gone through six thousand years and is bringing a beautiful church Bride to the ecumenical wedding.
Now notice what he’s saying here.
(05) For God doth know in the day [of the eating] thereof, your eyes shall be opened, and [you’ll] be as gods, knowing good and evil.
Now that was a lie. But listen! It was the day of the eating wherein she had not yet eaten. Do you follow what I’m saying? Do you follow what I’m saying? She hadn’t eaten, but it was the day she could eat, Right? in the day of the eating thereof.
Now there’s another day of eating which was the Tree of Life that she was kept from, by her own stupidity. Right? So, in the day of the eating thereof, and the tree is a mixed tree signifying that you can use it to a wrong end.
Pentecostals, using the vindicated prophet with the vindicated Word, to deceive the people, and have taken them from the Tree of Life; “In the day of the eating thereof,” in the time when it can to be done it was then, not afterward, but then, not at the time of the taking of it but previous to it.
The devil spun her lies, so that when that miracle ministry came on the scene, that opening of the Seals was turned down: Tree of Life. Okay.
Deception: the beautiful church is at the ecumenical wedding. It’s good to look at. Fine buildings, fine education, fine everything. Now Brother Branham said,
 …the ecumenical wedding, he said, [that’s a good one!],
What is the union for? Adam was given Eve to reproduce himself. So at the end time, the Tree of Life here with the open Seals, because the open Seals brings the Tree of Life, gives the Bride the opportunity that is Hebrews 13:8 which is Genesis, what is it? Chapter 18, where God comes to Abraham and to Sarah and in that season of union brings forth the son in human flesh.
So the church cannot do it. It brings forth the bastard Cain from the prostitute Eve. Before she took one bite, she was thoroughly deceived, and in her deception she brought forth the child that she said, “I’ve gotten me a man from the Lord.”
Just stop and think how low, how low, how low, that woman that came out of… Adam sunk. Now I want you to think of women the same way in this age. I’m not hitting women here. I’m hitting the church. But I’m also hitting the scuzz, sleazebags out there that are women.
And I’m also letting you know watch your clothes, and your shoes. Women, you don’t like that, do you? You’re still… What does it possibly matter?
I said to Brother Branham, “Bill, I can’t understand you and long hair.” I said, “I know these old fleabags with their long hair, they’re as mean as the devil, they’ve got tongues that can lick the jam off the doorknob by just twenty paces away. They’re as mean as my old cow looked when she was ready to haul me across the prairie because she was way bigger than I was.”
Then he said, “Lee, I never said it made them spiritual. It’s just a command of God.”
Don’t eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. But before women put those dresses on they saw the Hollywood prostitutes out there, and it looked awful nice. And it was the tree of life because sex brings life. That’s right. But it’s a mistaken tree of life because she messed up and brought the filthy little murderer called Cain.
 …his beautiful, scientific church and all the degrees that can be gotten, the Ph.D.’s, out of the Church of Christ, Ph.D.’s, out of the Baptist, Presbyterian, Pentecostals, and all, bringing them with all their decorated fineries and big churches, all to the ecumenical council—”We are one.”
Why will it be done? Because the Pentecostal preachers don’t want to forfeit their good living; they can’t forfeit their pensions. They can’t forfeit their positions. Yeah.
 “We are one.” It’ll never be forgiven them.
Well, that’s understandable because it’s all over anyway. But they don’t understand this is White Throne. Most people in the Branham message don’t understand it. When you make that a doctrine; you make that just a doctrine: do you think they understand the Judge and the White Throne?
I received a phone call this morning, over half way around the world, the preacher can’t take the heat. He’ll end up with a female Holy Spirit. I can understand that. The church is a whore with a whorish spirit. Something’s got to be female, and it ain’t God; so much for that tripe that’s coming out of the South.
 To wear the brand of a denomination is the mark of the beast. We’ve done been through that… through it on here to do it. Flee…, children, flee it. See? Great beautiful church to the ecumenical wedding, wearing his mark, [now what’s his mark? He tells you.] It’s shorts,… worldly dress, sexy, paint, really good disciples of the devil to catch the sons of God—marry a full-born boy off into some old reprobate like that. That’s right.
Now, let me just see if I can find something here, down here, oh yeah. Notice, “marry a good full-born boy off into some old reprobate.”
 Really catchers of God’s sons like it was as Jesus’ said, “As it was in the days of Noah [fair women and so on, marry among them] so will it be when the Son of man returns.”
Now this is tricky, because if I believe Brother Branham here verbatim with not trying to look at it carefully, then I must be of the opinion that election cannot hold good and I must be of the opinion then that the choice is ours instead of God’s.
I must be of the opinion then or the judgment that it’s very possible for this Bride to fall and have fallen members. So I’m going to look at the Word and I’m going to give you my understanding of It the best I can.
He says, “Marry a full-born boy off into some old reprobate like that.” What’s he talking about? “Baptist, Methodist, Pentecostals…” the whole bunch of them.
Now, he’s talking also about the tree of good and evil placed out there and if it is there the Tree of Life is there and we saw what was going on, that before they could get to It, the woman was deceived.
So I am seeing here that the denominations which started under Luther took captive the sons of God, genuine sons of God, the same as Eve was a genuine human being, and since she came out of Adam and the female spirit was separated which was in him before he had a body.
I can do nothing but believe, and I hope I am right, because I’m not a prophet, I can just go by what the prophet said and what the Word of God said, and match them together.
But definitely, she was a child of God, a child of obedience. Because who made her? Jesus had to, but she became disobedient and so she had mated up with the wrong one.
So I am looking at this here with it’s warning, “Flee it, children,” if you have been sold into organization, get out! And a full-blown born child of God will get out because the sheep hear the Voice. I can’t go beyond that. I don’t know how I would teach it.
Let’s take a look at the Scripture and try to see some of these things where they came from. Corinthians, the 1st Book, the 1st chapter:
(01) Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother,
(02) Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ… [Not to the ones that aren’t sanctified now; they’re just you know, they can do what they want about it.] called saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:
(03) Grace be [to] you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. [So that tells you right there’s a God who is the Father of the Lord Jesus Christ. You can do what you want about it.]
(04) I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ;
(05) That in everything ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and all knowledge;
(06) Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you: [Now what testimony is that? That’s what Paul said.]
(07) So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of [the] Lord…
(08) Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. [Now that all lines up with 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10.]
(09) God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord. [Then if you’ve been called; God’s faithful.]
(10) Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, there be no divisions among you; but ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
Now listen! That can never happen until this hour. It started back in Ephesians, the split began to come. It was right in the Corinthian church, in the First Age, there was only one time it could possibly happen and that has to be what Paul speaks of his testimony being believed in that day.
And Brother Branham categorically said concerning that very Scripture; “that you may be one,” he said, “that is for this hour.” Okay.
(11) For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you. [There’s arguments.]
(12) Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; I am of Apollos; I [am] of Cephas; and I am of Christ.
(13) Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?
Now listen! You can simply say like others “I’m a Christian,” and it doesn’t do you much good according to this here. Because I’m of Paul, I’m of Christ: it doesn’t work. There has got to be a unanimity of testimony; you can’t change it.
And Paul said, “Say what I say,” the same as Brother Branham said it.
(13) Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul? [Or Peter?]
(14) I thank [my] God I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius;
(15) Lest any should say… I baptized in mine own name.
Now you notice right there he said baptized in mine own name, didn’t say titles. So Paul baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ; he certainly did:
(16) And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other.
(17) For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with words [of wisdom], lest the… cross of Christ should be made of none effect.
Now all right, reading on down in the 2nd chapter, it said,
(01) And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.
Now notice what he said there, “the testimony of God,” this is the same thing he’s speaking of in the 1st chapter, the same thing he’s talking of in 2 Thessalonians, the 1st chapter, he believed… because they believe my testimony in that day.
In plain English, somebody is going to believe and not be divided. And say, “Well, I follow William Branham.” Then you divide him up; you follow Lee Vayle or Bob Brown or Terry Sproule or somebody else; you got to be sick and weird.
I’ve told you for years; keep my name out of it and forget any following me because that’s certainly asinine. I’m not trying to follow me; I’m trying to follow God. Well, if I’m sharp enough not to try to follow me then don’t you be stupid.
Church is not built upon Lee Vayle. If it is we’re sunk right now. And I haven’t even got enough money to take you out for a good beer fest or hire the dancing girls. You follow what I’m saying? It’s ridiculous. So here we’re pinned down. See?
(02) For I determined not to know anything among you, save… Christ, and him crucified.
That’s not for this hour. It’s not Christ him crucified; it’s Christ and him risen from the dead in the form of the Holy Spirit amongst the Gentiles. It’s the Presence. You can do what you want about it, but I don’t argue with anybody.
(03) And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.
(04) And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and power:
(05) That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
Okay, now that’s taken from over here in the Book of Romans, the 15th chapter. Now in the 15th chapter, he talks about that power. He said,
(18) For I dare [not] speak of any of those things which Christ hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed.
In other… You say, “Why didn’t he say ‘deed and word’? It wasn’t necessary; he’s talking about the obedience and obedience has to do with Word. So therefore, the Word is vindicated on the grounds of what he said here. Deed: something was done. Now what are the deeds?
(19) Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ [and proven that It was the gospel of Christ]. [Now that’s the same in our day. See?]
(20) [Yet], so I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, [but] lest I should build upon another man’s foundation: [so on and so on.]
All right, now getting back to 1 Corinthians again, the 2nd chapter, he said,
(05) That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
(06) Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect:…
Now he says, it’s not as though we’re not preaching wisdom; we’re not preaching a worldly kind of wisdom: the kind that’s a bunch of rot, philosophy, creeds and dogmas, and hoopla and nonsense. See?
(06) …yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to [nothing]:
(07) But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, hidden wisdom, which God ordained before… unto our glory:
(08) Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory [the Son of God afresh to themselves]. [I threw in Hebrews 6 on purpose, because Hebrews 6 is a repeat of the Gospels. Okay.]
(09) But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither… into the heart of man, the things [that] God hath prepared… [and so on.]
(10) [And] God revealed them [to] us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
Now what… He searches the deep things of God. So you’ve got the spirit searching the deep things of God, the same as the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the earth.
Then the Spirit of God on the face of the earth is not different from God. Then what does it signify? It signifies the character of God in manifestation as to what He is doing. Understand what I’m saying?
I know you’re lost but I already said it. If you want another sermon, did you look at it, Friday night? Did you pick it up? There’s not two spirits, three spirits, four spirits. God is a Spirit. So therefore, in a certain way or a certain time, a certain hour when He moves it is called the Spirit of God in the definition of the particular, peculiar thing that He is doing. All right.
Look at it!
(10) But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
What was it that the Spirit of God did not search as concerning the placing in the time element of the church until this hour? Melchisedec: Paul couldn’t preach it. So therefore, it has to come under the Thunders, under the Seventh Seal.
It can only come at that particular time and not any other time. So when you see the Spirit of God doing something, it’s not as though it’s another God.
It’s simply that which is in God Himself in a specific time for a specific reason to a specific creation doing the very specific thing. And always you’ll find that it is God in Christ; that’s why the… that’s why Christ is the wisdom of God, the power of God and all of these things. See?
That’s how you go back to Godhead in the beginning and see the Son of God. Not God the Son. Remember, we’re not Oneness, Threeness: we’re not even Twoness.
Most people are pretty fishy but they’re not even tuna’s I can tell you that. They’re the little remoras that attach themselves to fish and are bloodsuckers. What a mess the people are in! All right.
(11) For what man [knows] the things of a man, save the spirit of man [that’s] in him? [So, that lets us out] even the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
Now you take that back to Eve. Eve was right there with the Word of God, but within herself she never had a definitive revelation beyond that.
“Don’t touch it.” And she stood back and she said, “Well, if the Lord said, ‘you mustn’t eat it, He also said, ‘you shouldn’t touch it’. I don’t find where God said don’t touch but I can understand it because it has to do with sex; that’s exactly true. Exactly true.
Ask the question. What did she do to Adam at that time that she couldn’t have done before? Well, you’re not stupid. Let’s grow up. Can’t teach your kids and can’t teach anybody until you look at the thing the way it is, not some jackass stuff they teach in the schools and call it ‘enlightenment’. Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty. See?
Now, she had a spirit that was anointed by a word, and when she opened up to the word, the life in the word began to be effective in contradistinction to the life of the Word that was in God because she had rejected the Word of God. Fine and dandy we go so far then.
(12) Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; [Now that’s alongside of our spirit which is allowed of God, but not of God. See?] that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. [All right.]
(13) Which things also we speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
In plain English, the Word of God defies any interpretation by nature or by man or by the devil. Now how are you going to know anything, even though it’s written in the book, without the Spirit of God?
I’m going to tell you what happens, then men come together and they say, “Well, I’ll tell you, we will form a council and you have some spirit and I have some spirit and the great one we elect, the pope, he’s got… well, he’s really the representative and we bring us all together and we will surely have God.”
You surely won’t have God, no way shape and form. But God stands here hindering them for the sake of the elect till He can get us out of here; then He’ll finish the whole thing off. Now how far do I want to read? Okay. I guess I read far enough. Don’t want to read anymore.
Let’s go to 1 Corinthians, the same book, and we go to the 4th chapter.
(01) Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.
Now he said, “Let a man account of us, as of the ministers of Christ,” in other words, you admit that I come from God.
But notice, “as stewards of the mysteries of God,” in other words, God has placed into this man’s hands the mysteries of which Paul was speaking of those who would know the true wisdom of God, in contradistinction to that which is handed out by Satan.
(02) Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.
Faithful to the Word. What your biggest test is this, are you faithful to the Word? How do you stand with material things in your life? Look at the churches, big churches, big money, big this, and big that and the preachers cannot stand to lose it.
The people cannot stand to depart from all that pomp and ceremony and all that nonsense. So how much Word of God have they got? None! They’re not faithful.
Eve was not faithful with her body. How much could then she really have of God in ministering or anything else? That was her material asset. Women in their freedom to be sexually inclined, to entice and to do, show just what the church is. There’s hardly a woman left that’s not a prostitute and there’s no church that isn’t. Let’s get that down flat.
(03) But with me it is a very small thing… I should be judged of you, or of man’s judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self.
(04) For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord. [Brother Branham correctly said and from this Scripture, “A prophet cannot be judged.” Now he said,]
(05) Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who will [both] bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.
Now everybody wants to put that at the White Throne judgment. Hogwash! At the White Throne judgment every man does not have praise of God; He said, “Depart from Me.”
It’s only this hour that a vindicated prophet can say, “Little Bride, you never even did it; you’re the righteous, sinless Bride of the Lord Jesus Christ. I don’t even call you saints, I call you Bride.” We went from Church to Bride and from Bride to… well, from church to saints, and saints to Bride.
(06) And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up one against another.
Brother Branham spoke on love. And what is Paul talking about? He is talking about association of individuals as one in a Word which is truly revealed of God, and can only be by the Holy Ghost bringing that unity. See?
Did you ever hear of a marriage that had real love that split? Never! What does real love come from? It doesn’t come from what people think it comes from; it comes from something else entirely; it comes out of the Word because the spirit’s in the Word. All right.
(07) For who maketh thee to differ [one] from another?… what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, why doest thou glory, as if thou [had] not received it?
And Paul says himself, he said, “Look it, I can’t glory in these things, he said, “What I got from God is so tremendous that God had to deliberately beat me down.”
He said, “God had to keep beating me down, let Satan do anything he wanted to do to me, to keep me humble and realize that what I have is strictly of God; it is not of myself.”
How tremendous those preachers… those prophets must have been! They were because God was in them and also they were God to the people. But you’re not going to get people to want that. No, no, even the big mouths that say they believe this message.
Oh, I love them dearly, well, I’m sarcastic. I would try to help them if I could but hey, look it, I never… I never have believed when I thoroughly identified an opossum that I should turn him into a jackrabbit. I don’t think either one is too good to eat but you know what I mean; I’m just telling you the truth.
Revelation, chapter 17, and it says,
(01) And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that [sits] upon many waters: [Now that’s down the road in the Great Tribulation.]
(02) With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine… [In other words, all the kings, all the powers of kingdoms and all the people, this is a tremendous great big ecumenical thing.]
(03) So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon… [sitting] upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
Now positively you know that’s the end time kingdom that Daniel saw because you can’t have two men full of the Holy Ghost and prophets and seeing different things. Of course, John wasn’t a prophet; he was merely a scribe. He was a scribe.
So here he is now as a scribe telling his vision, and he sees the same thing that Daniel saw. What is it? It’s a kingdom, and the kingdom has turned into a church system which is known as a whore with daughters. I suppose I should use pretty words like an evil women with children. Ha! I like the tough sounding word.
You know, don’t try to tell me something about a filet mignon, you know, just called it a loin chunk of beef, you know, in the [inaudible]. You know, dressing up filth with some fancy name. Sheee, if we’re not finished, brother/sister, I don’t want to live to when we are. We’ll just go buy ropes and hang ourselves now.
Well, that’s… you can’t live any more than about five minutes choking. It’s not as bad as you think; I almost choked to death in our daughter’s house in Lima. I was just looking for a place to fall down and die. My wife was excited, my daughter, everybody excited, I got over been excited, I couldn’t breathe.
Look for a place to lie down and die; it’s not as bad as you think. You think I’m a terrible preacher talking this way? I know I’m a terrible preacher talking this way, so you just put up with it or walk out and do what you want to do. I’m letting you know what’s this all about.
In other words, a stone is a stone, and we’ve turned the corner and we’re not fooling: He is here. And I don’t care if you people don’t believe it; I’ll smack you down and throw you out. I’m running this church whether you know it or not. I’ve got an agreement, a written contract. So if you don’t like it, do what you want. I could walk off; I don’t intend to. I might, when I want to walk, I’ll walk off; you can’t stop me.
In other words, I’m not like the preachers in Africa and around the world that are scared. They’re bound by their congregation, if somebody talks. You talk against me; here’s your Bible, you come up here, stand beside me, I challenge you in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ you come up now.
What I gave you in my introduction you couldn’t think in fifteen years from now, so don’t try to fool with me. I’m not Brother George, Brother Willie, Brother This; they’re not Brother Lee. Don’t fool with that nonsense.
End time religion started in Eden, and the woman had her choice. Now we’ve got… If there’re sons of God in denominations, they better come out. Full-grown means we’re at the end time. Full-born means nobody else is coming in. You got your choice what you are. When’s the church going to say the same thing?
And Brother Branham said, “If ten people…” That’s two more than eight, “in one place,” that was an ark in Christ, “said the same thing; they’ll all get out of here.” You not say what I say, forget it.
Here’s this woman at the end time, here’s she’s over here in Revelation 13:1-10, it talks about her, and we’ve read it so many times, and here she is over here in 2 Thessalonians 2.
(03) Let no man deceive you by any means:… except there come a falling away first, [even] that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
In other words, the time of folly where people can be deceived is only at the end time, when the prophet comes on the scene and tells you the same as did God before the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, and the Tree of Life and you will have your choice.
Yeah, son of perdition, the revelation can only be at the time when Matthew 12 is fulfilled, the Son of the man in Luke 17:30 when they have the chance to receive the Word based upon the miracles. Then they’ve got to know Who’s come down, or whether He’s gone again.
They’re so busy worrying in Europe and all; is Jesus the body, really on the Father’s throne? Is the blood really off the mercy seat? And they can’t even quote the prophet. But I’ve got my own message because I do quote the prophet.
You want to know who real liars are, I can show you a letter if you want. One of the biggest shots of all, doesn’t have even… his word is rotten; you can’t trust him. He doesn’t’ have a word. I get too many letters, too many phone calls, you can see that and I spill them on you.
But it kind of makes you wonder, doesn’t it? But you better believe my word for I’m not lying. You want to phone the guy that phoned me this morning? Do you want to see the letter I got? Sure. I’m not kidding you any.
(04) [Son of perdition] who opposeth and [exalts] himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God [sits] in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
(05) Remember not, that, [I told you] when I was yet with you…
At the end time, only at the time of the distinct revelation of the two spirits can you make your choice as to what is the Word and stick with It. Eve turning down the Word loosed the spirit of Satan on the human race, so he could get into human which he did at the time of Jesus.
I mean really take over. The same thing in this hour, turning down the Word does it. All right. I hope you understand then the best I can teach you on this.
 Flee it, children, flee it.
Get out of there! If you’re really born again; get out of there. If you’re a true child of God, I’m giving you warning. That is the Scripture! Revelation 18: “Come out of her.” Paragraph 146, he said,
 …”Cutting hair, what’s that got to do with it?” [I explained that. It’s a command of God. Now let’s look at it.] Brother, let’s stop here just a minute. I just feel somebody resented that. Might’ve been someone out on the wire somewhere. [You think he couldn’t feel around the world if he had to.] Listen! A hair to a woman is a Nazarite vow. Hair to Samson was a Nazarite vow.
Now who in the world was Samson? He was a predestinated boy born to two predestinated people though they didn’t know it. He came on the scene. Now, what is particular about this fellow, Samson? He was the beginning of the deliverance of Israel from the Philistines. Huh?
Well, was he or wasn’t he? I know, I looked up here… fifteen, twenty minutes, fifty minutes ago, fifty-five, who cares? I’m seventy-five myself, so what’s the difference? All right.
(07) But in the days of the voice of the seventh [messenger], when he shall begin to sound, the [mysteries] of God should be finished, as [God] hath declared [the good news of the gospel] to his servants the prophets.
We’re going to get out of here away from the Philistines. So at the time of that era, long hair was in. Now you women sitting here, even a certain women, I won’t mention names.
She’s the one, “I tell you one way to do it,” she said, “just make… if you don’t want such long hair, what you do, you just keep curling it and giving a perm always and you crack it off with your fingers.”
How many ways can you skin a cat? How many ways can you kill a chicken? Chop his head off? Stick him with an electrode? Spoil him like that. Maybe… chha! That’s three ways right there, right?
How many ways can I shorten my hair? None scripturally. Now young girls, look at me. I don’t know if you cut your hair or not, the woman behind you can know because she ain’t stupid, because she watches your hair. “Well, Brother Vayle, it doesn’t matter.” It doesn’t? Women type the church.
Remember, Jesus said, when the disciples said, “We saw these great miracles that You told us to do.” Jesus said, “I saw Satan fall from heaven.”
Brother Branham said, “That was that infant church with the power of God binding the power of Satan.” What about the church today?
Brother Branham said, “If my hand does it the body does it,” he talked about the Bride doing it.
Yet preachers are talking about big things that they’re going to do, something like Brother Branham. I thought it was done. I thought all we had to do was believe now and walk in that light. All right.
Long hair was in at the time… Okay, 1 Corinthians, the 11th chapter,
(23) For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: [and did so and so]
But, of course, over here in the same chapter he did not have a revelation. Paul, the woman hater, couldn’t stand them, so he put this big bondage on them, and he said here concerning her,
(01) Be ye followers of me, as I am of Christ.
(02) Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, [which I’ve] delivered… as I delivered to you.
(03) But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God. [Okay: God, Christ, man, woman.]
(04) Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, [dishonors] his head.
(05) But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered [dishonors] her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven. [Cut your bangs, cut your hair: take a razor; cut it all off].
(06) For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.
(07) For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God:… the woman is the glory of the man.
(08) For the man is [made] not of the woman; but the woman of the man. [And the man is made of God, in the order, see, not knows God.]
(09) Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.
So in other words, she kicked her authority. The minute she cuts her hair, she kicks her authority over; defies the whole order of creation, the whole order of God.
As Brother Branham said, “Woman was not in the original, and she’s doing her best to keep herself out of it.”
(12) For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also [of] the woman; but all things [are] of God.
(13) Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered?
“Judge,” he said, “can a woman even pray to God?” What about your short-haired floozies in Pentecost getting all these answers to prayers? False anointed? “Oh,” you say, “well, I know they got God.”
Oh have they? You know more than me and better than I do and better than the prophet. Vindicated prophet said different. Oh, he’s a woman hater. Did he?
I got news for you. I talked to his wife. And she wasn’t glorifying some dead man as she sat in my presence and wept in First Cafeteria, as we talked about his love.
She said, “Brother Vayle, he’s the only man I ever knew that had real love.” She didn’t know he’d even left any money. They didn’t have any to leave, it was in the foundation. He left his wife and kids nothing, except the grace and mercy of God.
Like he told the insurance agent, “I’ve got assurance.”
“Oh, you have?”
He said, “Yeah, blessed assurance, Jesus is mine.” Of course, assurance and insurance is really the same thing. If you’re assured; you’re insured. If you’re insured, you’re assured. It means yes, I’m getting over it.
(14) Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame…?
(15) But if a woman have long hair, [it’s her] glory…: for her hair is given her for a covering. [Then they take the last verse and make it stupid.]
(16) But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.
They say, “Well, there you are; Paul said, ‘Okay, leave it up to yourselves’.” He did like fun. He said, “This is an ordinance of God; you don’t cut your hair in any of the churches.”
So these out here are whores. They’re lodges. They’re not churches. They’re organizations. You say, “Well, you make a lot of fuss about nothing.” Tell that to God. “Where are you God? Hey, You’re making a lot of fuss about nothing.”
It’s a little different when I pin it right down, isn’t it? But it makes you feel good to know you’re leaving your hair long. You don’t get away with anything today, brother/sister, I don’t; you don’t. I hope God gets away with us. That means He catches us up. All right.
Paul was vindicated when he said this. Look at Galatians. Remember I showed you, you can’t be judged. Paul wouldn’t even judge himself. You can say, maybe just a little here and there. He said, I’ve told it exactly as it was.
And Brother Branham right on a tape, I’m sure it’s on a tape but I’m not positive, but I’m almost positive it’s on a tape when he said, “that he was different because he was the only man living with the vision who could tell it exactly as it was.”
He had total recall. In other words, there was no need for a scribe any longer because everything Brother Branham said was on tapes. He told it just as it was.
(11) But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.
(12) For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
And he put the ordinances in there, and keeping our men’s hair cut and women’s hair long is an ordinance in the church. Like Brother Branham said, “It was wrong way back in my mothers’ day; it’s wrong in our day.”
 Hair to Samson was a Nazarite vow.
The beginning of deliverance! Watch the woman in the church go opposite. They cut their hair off, showing the beginning of bondage. Because when Samson had his hair cut off; he was blinded and weakened and left destitute, and like the foolish virgin, he was killed. Yeah. What a pity!
 Hair to Samson was a Nazarite vow. But when a woman cuts… her hair off, she… absolutely denies her Nazarite vow that she is a Bride to Christ. [That’s her testimony.] Because, there, that one thing, she spoils the whole Picture. Correct! A Nazarite is “one that is consecrated for a purpose.” Is that right? Samson was consecrated to an age and to a purpose;…
The age was the deliverance of the time of Israel. The purpose is one and the same. In other words, it was a time of judges. What’s our time? The Judge. How many in this message even believe that and understand it? You can’t tell them about it.
Oh, they’ll gabble, gabble; oh, how they’re the perfect righteous Bride, hallelujah, because they said so. Just a minute! Do they have church order? Church order is not gifts; that’s just a little tiny bit of it. Church order is Headship. Headship is here. So put Him out again. Deny Him. That’s church order?
Look, I’m not nice. I got so many contradictory passions and things; it is horrible. At least I’ll spill my guts, you don’t; you’re nice. You know, you’re really nice though. You’ve got no problems. You’re a bunch of hypocrites, that’s all.
Just put it right down, don’t lie with me and fool with me because I can read you like a book, because I’m a man just like you, and I don’t pretend anything up here.
I got my complexes, I got everything under God’s high heaven that bothers me, just the same as they bother you, but by the grace of God either I’m going to stick with this message or die with it or something because that’s what I want. I don’t want any change from it.
But I’m not going to pretend I’ve got everything as though hey, I’ve got it made. I’m going to tell you one thing; He has got it made because the faith that Jesus had in His Father in their covenant is what I’ve got my faith in, not in mine own. And if it takes anything more than that, forget it. See?
 He was consecrated to an age and to a purpose;…
What was the purpose? To liberate the children of God, and to put them in the correct government which was God and a prophet, and we know that God is His own prophet, and we know that that prophet is here, we know that that Judge is here, we know that our God is here.
And it’s in this hour that the women cutting of their hair have denied their God. They will go Trinitarian. The church is finished. She will be completely taken over by the Philistines. Her eyes have already been put out. She’s naked, and wretched, and miserable, blind, and doesn’t even know it.
You see, you sisters, are carrying a big load, but your load is not as near hard as you think it is, to simply keep your dress and your hair, if that’s all that’s required of you, which it is when it comes to the basic fundamental principle with believing this Word. A man has got so much more to deal with than you have.
You ought to be so glad as Brother Branham said, “Wear your hair with pride; wear your glory with pride.”
But it’s so hard this, it’s so hard that. Is that a fact? I feel so sorry for you, my wife, and my daughter, nieces and granddaughter, all included, I’m so sorry you got to contend with it. That is sheer sarcasm. Right. I’m not a nice guy but you can’t say I don’t love you or I’d turn my back and forget it.
Fifty years ago I’d vowed that I’d go back to the United Church and be sweet, and wonderful and kind, make a bag of money, have a lot of friends, and fool them all by winning souls to Christ. Hogwash!
The tree of the knowledge of good and evil was stuck before me but somehow the Tree of Life without me knowing it, had a far greater beckoning call.
 Samson… consecrated to an age and to a purpose; therefore he had long hair.
How many minutes? Twenty? That’s enough for tonight. Two paragraphs: we’ll read them quickly on Sunday, and go back reading some more. And I hope I don’t get finished before the Millennium.
I’m ready to go for two weeks and that’s it. I don’t know about you. Hope you haven’t been too nervous, me pressing you too hard tonight, kind of roughing you up.
I don’t mean to rough anybody up. Look, I preach principle, I don’t preach at people. It’s up to you, you do what you want. It’s your life, it’s not mine. I just preach the Word of God. I believe with all my heart I preach it right.
I depend on every word the prophet said, I depend on God to help me with those words because some are so tough, some are so hard to understand, but His grace supplies us with more than our needs.
If God is not an abundant God, an overflowing God, an excessive God, then He’s not God because God means He can control and handle anything, and it doesn’t mean anything, as though He had any effort or any strain because He’s God.
But He talks to us like we talk to each other concerning hands, eyes, ears, limbs, heart, soul, speech, love, anger, hatred, malice, but God’s not bugged. You talk about being angry with the wicked. Is He really? Well, He says He is, I believe it, but not like you and I.
God is sufficient, and He showed us a little of His sufficiency tonight, when we saw how Brother Branham could fulfill Hebrews 4:12, stand between five… before five thousand, or five million people, could be five billion, it wouldn’t matter, he could take every spirit under his control in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the glory of God, stand right there with the Spirit of the Judge, and not one person who couldn’t be discerned.
That’s the way it is tonight, brother/sister.
What he says here is so stupid to the world, and to the world church. It’s so out of line and out of place. “What does it really matter in the face of the great things?” That’s the women. That’s the church.
“What has it got to do with it anyway?” You pay your taxes don’t you? Eat because you’re hungry. Unless you’re terribly sick and something’s wrong with you; you do sleep. That’s what we’re talking about tonight, there’s a life. You don’t question it. You don’t have to ask a lot of questions.
I don’t know the first stupid thing about electricity, but, boy, I can sure throw that switch. I can even look downstairs and see if one the breakers is out. I got enough brains to watch that I don’t touch a hot wire, that’s most of the time I have enough brains, and the bigger the wire, the more careful I get.
And that’s just about the way this message is. You don’t need a lot going for you. All you need is God, not the Person, but just His Spirit that helps at the time of Presence of delivering, and He’s going to get us out of here.
Let’s rise and be dismissed. I understand Brother Stan and Betty are with us tonight, and we surely greet them, and they be right at home with us.
Heavenly Father, we thank You now for Your love tonight, You’ve given us, the help You’ve given us Lord. I always marvel Lord, at how You come through with Your Word that the prophet brought us, those places in there Lord, that we wouldn’t understand except it’s all part of the part which is the head of this hour.
And we’re more grateful Lord, than we’ve ever told anybody, but we’re not near as grateful as we ought to be talking to You. Maybe we ought to take more time off, I know we should.
More time off Lord, just to be with You, in meditation and think of Your goodness and grace that You could tell us these things Lord, and help us, getting deep within our beings Lord, right deep within the soul until the life of the Word comes forth and we take on Your very nature Lord, because that’s what the prophet spoke of so much, that very nature.
And that nature Lord, is to hate the things of the flesh, and the things of the mind, and make sure we bring them right into obedience to the Word of God, so that there won’t be one Word taken off and one word added on in no way shape and form.
Blessed Lord, we pray tonight that as Your Word came forth in the prophet, and women and men too, because they’re all part of it, know that it really does matter how we look, and that look Lord, has more to do with hair and clothes than anything else because there would be a lot of women out there Lord, even women rabbis, as well as, there’ll be women priests, I suppose, I don’t know. Who knows?
But there are women preachers by the thousands, and there are deaconess’s, no doubt, by the hundreds of thousands, there’s all these women Lord, running around and all they can talk about is the intrinsic beauty and values Lord, that are within You but they haven’t got two cents of time for the fact that You said, “Keep your hair and your clothes right,” and You told the men the same thing. You see the Ricky’s and Rickettas, as Brother Branham called them Lord, let it not be numbered amongst us, let it not be one part of us Lord.
But now Father, by the power of this age and the spirit of sanctification which is that life within the Word separate us now Lord, by the washing of the water, our garments clean before you Lord, that we might approach to the Tree of Life, not in ourselves Lord, no, but because of grace and mercy and the ability to discern Lord.
I’m convinced Lord, that Eve saw both trees there, she had to see them both there. If she could see the one, she’d see the other. But we know Lord, she listened to the wrong voice, and then it was too late, the eyes were opened. But the tree was there but they couldn’t touch it.
And I believe Lord, many people are going to someday suddenly realize that You were here, absolutely, just like the one that came down to Abraham, discerning the thoughts and intents. Sarah was in the tent, but He knew and He could read it.
Father, I pray that our people here, every single one, no matter how old, or how young or whatever will come under Lord, the power of the Spirit within that Word, receive that Word then believing the life of the Word can and will come forth in obedience unto You Lord, in these little things until the bigger things also take your place.
Cleanse our minds and our hearts we pray, O God, tonight, purify us from all the things of the flesh Lord, the animosity and wrath and all those things that bind, so until Lord, the sweet gentleness of the Spirit of Christ comes in, but we know Lord, it has to be encased in a rock. It’s got to be like flint. It can’t be wishy-washy, bending here and there, but the totality being of God.
So Father, heal the sick amongst us, we pray Lord. Give strength to those that need strength. Joy to those who need joy Lord; we know the revival is over but we also know there’s a joy in the inner man, there is that peace that passes understanding, there’s all these things Lord, that You said in Your Word, and we have them.
And by faith Lord, they can be truly apprehended and then come forth in their individual strength and power. Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God be all power, honor and glory through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
‘Take the Name of Jesus with you.’