Shall we pray.
Heavenly Father we’re very grateful tonight to know that the Lord Himself has descended from heaven with a Shout, to put the Church in divine order, to bring all things under the feet of the Lord Jesus Christ, coming up into the Millennium, knowing Lord, that requires a great Resurrection which, we believe surely is at hand.
Father, we thank you that that’s because of Your Presence, “Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today and forever.” And we know that Lord, but we don’t know it as we ought to know it.
We know that that’s the cry that Paul said we don’t know as we ought to know, but You did say in Your Word there would come a time when we knew as we were known and this is what we are looking at, at this hour believing this to be true.
That Your revelation Lord is going to break forth in such a way that even as we are known and know each other, for You said, that the spirit of man knows the things of man, but Lord the Spirit of God which we have, which we’re looking forward tonight to know You and Your things as we’ve never known before.
To put us Lord in that perfect place of redemption that You got planned for us; taking us into the everlasting realms Lord of purity and glory and re-creation and new creation for which we stand here tonight in faith believing Oh God that this is absolutely the hour.
So help us tonight Lord to not only believe this but Lord we will be looking to You to do what You alone can do which is to dynamize Your Word in our behalf within us Oh God, that we can be the living epistles read and known of all men, though men will not read them, we recognize that. They will not understand but Lord we will be in that position. We thank You for it.
Help us in our studies tonight in Jesus Name we pray, Amen.
You may be seated.
Now this is number 8 of The Greatest Battle Ever Fought. Now since man not only has the ability to receive information but to use that information to forecast the potential from his data and since his life is made up almost exclusively of that routine, it is a veritable battle of Armageddon for him to switch his mind over to perfect faith in the Word of God.
In other words it is difficult and we know it is difficult for a person to step out of his own realm, into the realm of spiritual understanding and know the things of God and operate in the realm of faith. It is a battle and it is a great battle.
To do so he will almost totally deny in most cases, all that he habitually works with, whereby he gets normal daily results in his life. And in some other cases he must totally deny and repudiate what obtains, or that is, what is in this life, even his normal experience and stand on what God has said.
Now that is hard. That is almost like asking you, who is a dog, to be a bird. That’s right. But it’s possible, because the Bible speaks of transfiguration, which means a stepping up from the normal to the super normal, not abnormal but super normal and a complete change…
So let me read this over again. Since man not only has the ability, he does, through the processes, the channels, the input to his mind down right in his very being, man has not only the ability to receive information but to use that information to forecast the potential.
In other words, you have got to have something to work with to get something produced. Hey Bill, didn’t notice you Marie, Lord bless you… good to see you.
All right. He’s got what it takes to get this information to forecast, to look forward to, to literally predicate, what should happen if everything is sequentially correct. You know, just like you’re taking hydrogen and oxygen and in the right quantity and you put them into the test tube and you ignite them by a spark of electricity two of H and one of O, you will get water.
Now normally speaking, that is what we are looking at here. Man has that potential to literally predicate or forecast from his data what should lie there. I mean that’s how he is.
And since his life is made up almost exclusively of that routine; it is a veritable battle of Armageddon for him to switch his mind over to a perfect faith which abnegates those things when necessary in preference, to what God said and then see God do it. To do so he will almost totally deny and in some cases all that he habitually works with, whereby he gets normal daily results.
Now he won’t have to do this under every consideration when you’re dealing with faith in God, but you have to be ready for it, to almost totally or totally deny, if not all cases, close to all cases, what he habitually works with, whereby he gets his normal daily results in his life and in some other cases he must totally deny and repudiate what obtains as normal experiences and stand on what God has said.
Now if that’s not tough, you tell me what is tough?
That’s what you’re looking at; that’s why this sermon is titled “The Battle of Armageddon.” A case in point is Abraham and Sarah and of course we read that in Romans the 4th chapter, but you know the beautiful thing is, if you keep reading this, it gets a hold of you.
That’s why we keep reading it. Paul understood repetition… in fact the whole Bible is repetition. Study one doctrine and you got all your doctrines.
All right, it said here that for the… that’s verse 13 out of 4.
(13) For the promise, that he should be heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.
Now if you want to translate that into terms of normal law that I’ve been talking about here that we exercise daily in our lives, you can understand here that you don’t go that way when you operate in faith, any more than the law given to Israel and people attempting to utilize it could get the promise.
Because it has got to be by faith. Something you can’t work out. All right. But through the faith of righteousness… or through the righteousness of faith… I beg your pardon.
(14) For if they which are of the law be heirs faith is made void, and the promise… of none effect:
Now notice what it says here: the promise, which comes by faith, cannot come in any other way except by faith. Now you can try ever so hard in the realm of what is carnal and that is not a bad word. You know, I’m going to tell you what; we are a bunch of fruitcakes.
We just don’t simply understand the use of words. Like the minute you use the word ‘sensual’ everybody thinks of sex. That’s not true. Sensual has to come from the senses; I can hear, I can feel, I can smell, I can taste, I sense it.
It’s just like you’re not very sexually erotic, you’re suddenly to see a cobra going to pop you right on the nose here and that means death. You’re not worried about a thing; you’re out of there like a flash. That is a sensual reaction just the same. It’s not a bad word, but people are always messing with words and it is pitiful.
So, it says here the promise is made of none effect.
All right. We have to understand that no matter how good any act is and how fine any contemplation is, if it is not what God has said, how we apprehend it by faith, it won’t do any good. You simply have to stick right there with faith.
(15) Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression.
Now that’s a hot one right there, if there is no law, there is no transgression. In other words, if God says you can’t do it, you’re free to do it. How many times have you been free to do things and you thought God didn’t want you to do it? Oh, we are the craziest bunch of dopes.
Pentecostal hogwash. Nazarene, Methodist, Baptist aren’t so bad, they aren’t too hot either. They’re not so bad, they don’t give way to all this emotional stuff.
You know how many times have we heard our self and denied ourselves by being ridiculous legalists? If God hasn’t said it, it seems we want to work something up to make God has said it just to put ourselves into a bondage, that’s the devil brother/sister. That’s the devil.
There’s lots of things that we can do that there is absolutely free before God. Oh listen, this is a nervous bound up race today. You know, if God doesn’t do something for us, let’s face it, we’re gone.
You’re to the place that’ faith is, realize this brother/sister if we are not to the place of faith today, where we got to just believe God will do it out of shear love and mercy and He said so. Then listen, we are gone, because we can’t do it ourselves.
Don’t you understand His Word that said, “Except I send Elijah,” I should blow the whole thing up. Oh our minds don’t want to accept it. Oh why, why, why, would He do that? I want to ask you a question.
Why wouldn’t He do it if He said so? He’s God. If He wanted to put you down on this earth here and destroy your body and then bring you up looking like a rhinoceros that would be His privilege of doing it. God can do anything He wants to do; people just don’t want to accept it.
So it said,
(16) Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all, [Now he said you were identified of Abraham, and now an identification.]
(17) (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before Him whom he believed, even God, who quickens the dead, and call[s] those things which be not as though they were.
(18) Who against hope [when hope was gone, hope gone in faith] that he might become the father of many nations; [In other words, just what God said he was going to become.]
(19) And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead,
How can you be weak in faith, if God gave you a measure of faith? How can you be weak in faith? Now you and I may be weak, but not in faith.
Say, “Well I…” Well there you are. Who told the lie? You or God? Who’s interfering with you? Is God interfering or is the devil interfering? Who is leading?
(19) And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about a hundred years old, [seminally speaking], neither yet the deadness of Sarah’s womb.
(20) …staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God.
(21) And being fully persuaded that, what He had promised, He was able also to perform.
(22) And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.
Now listen, if you believe, now understand carefully, if you believe the truth of 1 Thessalonians 4:16 you are righteous, and if you don’t, you blew it. Say, “Well Brother Vayle I think this…” You think all you want.
I’m telling you what the truth is, because that’s the promise of this hour, now if you don’t want it, fine. I’m not going to try to make you have it. I’ll just take double quantity myself, by the grace of God.
See, there is a case in point right here, how that Abraham actually had to deny every physical concept, sensate concept, every mental concept, everything that would come as concerning himself in this life, he had to say, “No.”
Say, “Abraham, you’re physically unable.”
He said, “That doesn’t mean a thing.”
“Man you got to be crazy, bud. What about Sarah?” “Doesn’t mean a thing.”
“Are you going to stand here and tell me that doesn’t mean a thing?”
He said, “In my case it doesn’t because I believe.”
You know, that was George Muller, Old George Muller, Oh he was a priceless individual. They have these kids’ orphanages you know in Britain and he was world famous for his faith. He was a mighty man of faith. Never had a time when the kids didn’t have food.
Like Herman G. Alexander said, quoting somebody else as far as I know, he said, “God never failed me any time, though He came within five minutes of doing it.” Never did he ever get a failure. Anyway, they prayed the food on the table, there was always plenty.
Anyway George Muller was coming to Canada, he was going to preach, I think in Montreal, he’s coming down the St. Lawrence River because that’s wide open to a degree for large ocean going vessels and there was a terrible fog, on the river from the ocean.
And the Captain said, “I’m sorry Brother Muller,” because the Captain was a Christian also, and he said to him, “You will never get to your appointment as you requested, because we are bound by fog and the fog will not lift for so many hours.”
And George Muller said, “Captain, let us pray.”
And they got down and they prayed and as soon as Muller got through praying the Captain opened his mouth and Muller said, “Captain, do not pray. In the first place you do not believe what you’re going to say and the second place the fog has lifted.” It was gone.
Boy, I tell you what… tsk tsk tsk tsk… let’s go home and forget we’re ever born again or anything else. Do you know something? That is normal, that is normal, that’s not just fantastic, that is normal.
Now, let us understand we do not deny the existence of normal channels of life. We do not deny them; we are not Christian Scientist or anything else.
We simply see that the power of faith supersedes and overrides their effects. So that in spite of what we term to be normal and common and part of life, we refuse to acknowledge its authority and give ourselves to the truth of the Word of God.
Now that’s what you’re looking at in the Battle of Armageddon.
All right. We’re going to read then on page 22 the bottom of the page, which we closed with last Sunday.
[22-6] There it is right there, those channels. If you just get them opened up; don’t want to just bypass them.
Now we looked at that and what do we think that really means? Well my understanding is this:
[22-6] The problem lies in these channels, these inlets, whereby we have our communication with life as we know it.
And the outworking of life as we know it and the experience of daily living, and we are familiar with it, they mean a lot to us, we manipulate them, they manipulate us, we try to come to a happy conclusion. We want to live well, successfully and all of these things.
Well, when it comes to the Word of God, though you recognize them, you do not allow for their integrity and their superiority. Because when it comes to God they lose their integrity, because ever since the fall, nature has been alienated from God and we are no longer in harmony with the universe.
So they don’t have an integrity, they can lie and furthermore they cannot be used as Adam once used them and the ground brings forth thorns and thistles and actually many things that we think are very nice, are simply thorns and thistles, it is like stolen bread is sweet to the taste, but it becomes gravel in the mouth.
It’s like a beautiful woman when she begins fussing and all you married is beauty, she is like a jewel in a pig’s snout. That’s the way life is, the Bible has a little way of making them very cute, I love the Bible.
These channels. “If you just get them opened up, don’t try to bypass them.”
In other words, we’ve got to work on them, we simply just don’t ignore them, thinking they might go away, or they will just maybe, just maybe… that’s about all you can say.
What you’re supposed to do here, as I understand what Brother Branham is saying, we begin to cram the Word of God down into our innermost being and believe that same Word will come back through those same channels, so that all we will see, hear or feel or imagine or remember and love is that same Word that is no longer mechanical but now dynamized.
That’s what we’re looking at. In other words we’re looking at the place of coming to understand ‘consciously’.
As Brother Branham and other men have expressed we will be doing it naturally to simply know where a life lies and say, “Fine and dandy and I appreciate you and I love you and you’re just exactly right where you are, but when you try to infringe on my mind where I’m trying to put the Word of God, get lost, finished, I can’t have a thing to do with you I’m sorry.”
And we will see this in a little while, what happened to Eve as we get down to Eve again.
[22-6] Then if Satan can get through there, by these conscience…
Now I don’t like the word Brother Branham uses ‘conscience’. I think he really means, these human perceptions, what we are conscious of, because your conscience although is in the mind and the mind is an organ of the conscience, you might put them together, physical and the brain and this together, that word, I am not liking, because I feel that he is speaking of consciousness more than conscience.
This consciousness, or this conscious outlook wherein all these things going on, all these things. He tries to get them and then when he gets using them at you then it says,
[22-6] …he gets right down here at the end of the soul in the mind. [Now, he wants to get you as he did Eve.] You’ll never look at his [misrepresentations] until first you have let him in here.
In other words, Satan will always misrepresent the physical to you. What we call the carnal, the normal, the natural and he will misrepresent it.
And the misrepresenting is how are you going to be contrary to this thing that’s contrary to your nature, contrary to your normal experiences, contrary to what you piled minute upon minute, upon minute for maybe ten, twenty, thirty, forty, fifty, sixty, seventy, eighty solid years.
And suddenly look the Word of God in the face and say, “I believe you.”
Now that is a battle and if it weren’t for the Lord helping us, the Holy Spirit standing Guard to help us praying with groaning which cannot be uttered, bringing to our mind those things which are down in the subconscious and what has been brought to us and helping us, we wouldn’t have a prayer brother/sister. We wouldn’t have a chance. See?
Now, Brother Branham says;
[22-6] …you have to let him in, then when he gets in, he’s got control.
Now that suggests that here, that you have to watch Satan, lest he come to you and say, “Hey, I don’t think that Word is going to work for you. That may be for another day.”
He is going to suggest all kinds of things that the Word does not work this way. You know, like he suggests to Eve. Then of course, if we took the suggestion like Eve did, then automatically we’ve got to start looking for another way. Now what way can you look?
You can only look to the way that has betrayed you. Because where do you get your sicknesses from? Where do you get your poverty from? Your lack of crops, the bad weather? From out here.
Well that’s like a woman asking a man that’s a rapist to protect her from rape. That’s putting the fox in charge of the hen house. You see what he is trying to do to us and does do to us.
He wants to get us off the Word, then you’re off the Word where are you at? You’re right back where you were that you wanted to get off of. Now repudiating God, you got a double dose of your problem. That’s exactly what he does, you talk about a smart filthy individual and yet he is all bluff, see?
Now, no wonder we need somebody in us, greater than we are, to battle and to clean this fellow out of our ways, see. Now notice, there is no doubt in my mind that Brother Branham was telling us of his own experience and how he got to where he is and where he was and he is encouraging us to come up to Sonship by the same process, but not to try to supersede him.
Look, you and I will never be at the place where the prophet was, because first of all, his mind is so fixed he can blip in and out just like this: blip out, blip in.
And his absolute duty, especially a prophet of his stature like Samuel, Elijah, Paul with the ministry of Jesus Christ authenticating him, you and I cannot aspire to be what Brother Branham was, so don’t pretend. But we can learn efficiently and perfectly in our own realm and orbit, see.
Now. Satan comes along to use these human perceptions to turn them against us instead of we learning to use them for ourselves properly, which is to put them in their own place and supersede them by the Word of God.
So if we let the anti-word come in, the anti-word which is Satan’s word, then he will dynamize that same word so it comes back through all of our channels exactly contrary to what we want because we want God and His Word to come back through these channels.
In other words, there has got to be an inlet for every outlet, it is the same channel.
Now, we showed you that Scripture over here in Proverbs the 18th chapter and it is a tremendous Scripture so therefore I always go back to it if I can find it I’ll go back to it here stuck in the book.
(20) A man’s belly…
That word is really womb, which means an empty place and a womb is a place for gestation and creativity. So therefore it says, “A man’s got a hollow place inside down here with the ancients called the solar plexus mind.”
That’s right and you know how it is when you get worrying up here it soon gets down here, right here in the solar plexus that’s how people get nauseated, they get dizzy. They get all the blood pressure and everything else, because worry comes right down to here; a man’s belly, womb a place that you start by your own attitudes, a birth of a creature, a baby.
Abraham got on the ball with Hagar and they brought forth a rascal, absolute rascal, Ishmael still stinks. Now, that’s what we’re looking at. You want to bring forth an Ishmael? You want to bring forth an Isaac? Okay, here is what it says,
(20) A man’s [womb… the place of creation.]
You know they try to tell us today, a man could have a baby like a woman, if you just do certain things about him, only this kind of baby, not the other kind of baby.
You know, the world stinks. But you cannot fool me today, because every Word the world uses, I can find in the Bible for the end-time. And Lloyd is doing good too. Learning sharp?
(20) A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth. [So therefore what you bring out here will start a creation.]
Hold your finger there. Turn with me to the Book of Romans the 10th chapter. Now verse 6.
(06) But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart. [Don’t say down in there your belly, you’re going to create something.] Who shall ascend to heaven? [That’s bring Christ down.]
(07) Who shall descend into the deep? [That is, to bring Christ up.]
(08) But what saith it? The Word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth and [then] in [thine] heart. That is the Word of faith, which we preach.
If therefore, you will say what William Branham said, “If you will take the Word of God, it will come down here and start a baby, start a creation.” And with the increase of… now it says, “A man’s belly shall be satisfied by the fruit of his mouth.”
In other words, the word ‘satisfied’ here means like if you’re going to satisfy a debt or you’re going to satisfy something, you got to go through a certain process and this is the process: women want children, the only way to be satisfied is a pregnancy.
There is a way you go about doing it. We’re not going to mince any words, we’re going to just pin things down by the Word of God here. So here is how you do it. You start talking It, now It starts something in here; this makes a satisfaction. There is no other satisfaction that you and I can have outside of this.
Now people are highly dissatisfied today. They’re emotional, they are running here they are running there, they are doing this, they are doing that. What is their trouble? They won’t let this Word come down in here where the creation is going to go on. Now it’s the only thing that is going to satisfy. See?
Bible said there are certain things never be satisfied, the fire, the desert, etc. But this is something that can be satisfied. I can have peace, I can have joy, I can have that life. I can have these things, they are mine if I talk them and I feed my inner being here. That will satisfy me, then watch.
(20) …with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.
Now, you cannot get this by leaving It just sit there, you got to pile Word upon Word upon Word upon Word upon Word, until you are knowledgeable in the subject and I mean knowledgeable. And I mean knowledgeable, I don’t mean just smattering, I don’t mean you’re going to bypass.
As Brother Branham said, “You don’t bypass these channels,” we’ll just pretend they aren’t there, just ignore them, just act as though they weren’t there. They’re there, brother/sister.
You got to knock them on the head so to speak. You got to fill them with something new and here is how we’re going to do it. You pile Word upon Word. Now it says,
(20) …with the increase of his lips shall he be filled. [Come to the place where he needs to come.]
(21) Death and life are in the power of the tongue; and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
In other words, what you love will be maximized by doing this. Now if you don’t love it to begin with, you start doing it anyway. And you are depending on that to so fill you because it’s the Word of God, it will begin to produce what is in the Word of God.
Now, there is not enough people doing it. I don’t see any church outside of ours even getting together and talking the Word. There is not enough homes filled with it. I admit my own life is not filled with it half enough when you consider these things, no way shape and form.
Now, with that let’s go back to,
(27) The Spirit of man is the candle of the Lord, searching inward parts of the belly.
Now it tells you right there, how is this going to be done? When the mind takes the Word of God the Spirit of man with the Spirit of God will take it right down in your soul, right down here in this place of creativity, this place of decision.
There are many expressions in the Bible, it all amounts to the same thing in my books. But we can do it. That’s why the Bible says you become transfigured, the metamorphosis goes on, that process.
All right. Now we go on reading:
[22-6] So then what does Satan do? [Now he is going to do everything he can to stop what I been talking about tonight what the prophet talked about.] He begins to use the conscious[ness] of things or your consciousness. He begins to use this channel., or to use that channel, that outlet. [What are those channels?] See, taste, feel, smell, hear, imagine, conscious, memory, reason, affections.
…He begins to use all these different little channels as long as he could get in above this one here. [What does he mean by this one here? I believe the Word of God in your mind. He’ll fill it with that sure, he’s got] to get in your mind first and you have to accept it.
Now in other words here, everything or anything translated into a mental perception that requires a decision or an ultimate, comes by these channels that Brother Branham tells about, they’re through this.
Now, from what he says in here it appears axiomatic that if we repress the natural man and his input and his conclusions, the seed life will take over to give us a victory.
In other words, Brother Branham said to the Indian, “Indian tell me…”
He said, “There is a white dog and a black dog inside me all the time fighting.”
He said, “Well chief tell me which dog wins”?
He said, “The one I feed most.”
The man was right.
All right let’s go to Matthew and look at what I just said, it is actually appears as axiomatic that if we repress the natural man and his input and conclusions, the seed life will take over and give us victory.
(03) And he spoke many things to them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;
(04) And when he sowed; some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:
(05) Some fell upon stony places,… not much earth: and forth- with they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:
(06) And when the sun [came] up, they were scorched; and they had no root, they withered away and they died.
(07) And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them out also.
(08) But others fell into good ground and brought forth fruit, [some a hundred , some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.]
(09) Who has ears to hear, let him hear.
Now with that we go to,
(18) Hear… the parable of the sower.
(19) When any man hear the word of the kingdom and under- stands it not, then comes the wicked one, and catches away that which was sown in his heart, This is he which received seed by the way side.
(20) But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receive[s] it.
(21) Yet hath he no root in himself, but endures for a while: for when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, by and by he is offended.
But that doesn’t mean that someone is going to blast you because of the Word that means you get offended because you say, “Well God said he would heal me and I ain’t healed yet.”
You know Jesus said, “Blessed is the man who is not offended in me.” And I want to say this: there are very few blessed people.
(22) He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world. [Here’s where Brother Branham said we are] and the deceitfulness of riches, chokes the word, and he becomes unfruitful.
(23) But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understands it; which also beareth fruit, and brings forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
Now what you see here is this person studies to divide the Word correctly so he knows where he stands in his faith in the Word of God and then he stands there till he gets it. And he doesn’t fool around with all kinds of thoughts, he just says, “What does the Word say? ”
In other words well you got to do this and he says, “Now hold it that is not what the Word said.” See, people just don’t want to face up to the Word. You got to do it.
Okay, let’s keep reading. Now,
[23-1] Listen [he says] it can batter against you,
What can batter against you? Your carnal input.
Now remember, Satan has already got our minds by us being sinners and the only way to get rid of that bad mind is through Almighty God’s Word transfiguring us with the help of the Holy Spirit.
Now it says all this input, this carnal input and this is normal, natural and good in its right position.
Now, you don’t obviate some things. Like there is a fellow and I know his name, but you talk about a kook. Brother Branham mentioned, you know, looking at these women that go down the street you know with not enough clothes on, you know just like a postage stamp.
He said, “Don’t even look at it, close your eyes to it.”
This guy said, he was driving a car and a women crossed in front of him and he just closed his eyes and he almost ran her down. Now that’s plumb stupid. He did it, he’s plumb stupid. Took an ax and hit his television set. It’s a wonder he didn’t kill himself, that’s dangerous.
His wife only turned around and bought another one, because she was a nice little Catholic girl, she was a nice woman. Not a thing wrong with her a bit concerning her and her religion. She was just fine, because that’s what she was. She probably went out and bought another one. So before it was over, they ended up in a divorce court.
Now look people for heaven’s sake don’t be stupid, please, I’m not talking to stupid people am I? That’s not a life of faith, what this message is about, being idiots?
God gave you eyes to see. The Bible said, God made eyes to see, He made the ears to hear, and the mouth to talk and right down the line, the hands and all to be sensate. He gave this and when He finished He said, “It’s good.”
He never said, “Well it’s too bad I made this son of mine a swine, hog, or something, a pig, but I just couldn’t help myself.”
He said, “It’s good.” And Eve was good in her place too. It’s when they just did the wrong thing with the right thing.
Like I often say, look it, you don’t try to use a table knife for a pitchfork, for heaven’s sakes smarten up. What are you trying to dig a ditch for with a tablespoon? You got a backhoe, use the backhoe. You know… people, we’re just… hey look, it seems we’ve been a putting the devil [center fused??] and he’s been very successful.
All right, this which is in the realm of the sensate, which we normally use and it’s good as we use it in the place where God put it. But remember, it’s like Abraham over here in the book of Romans.
So let’s read it to get the picture. We’ll finally get something one page done tonight. Anyway, we aren’t going anywhere are we for the time being?
All right, the 4th chapter of Romans:
(01) What shall we say then that Abraham our father as pertaining to the flesh ha[s] found?
(02) For if Abraham were justified by works, he ha[s] whereof to glory but not before God.
He should do good things, he should be a fine man, he should be a good boyfriend, and then a good husband, and a good father and a good citizen. He should be. No doubt it, but don’t stand on that in the sight of God that’s all.
Well then you should be well aware with good eyes, with good ears, with good input. Every one of us we’re going to come back to the Millennium that way. Nothing wrong with it.
But listen, in this regard forget it. You’re in two different wave lengths. Let’s prove it. I’m really beating a dead horse because we all believe this, but we got to get inspired that’s all. Because we all know what I’m talking about. Look it, verse 11,
(11) For what man knoweth the things of man, save the spirit of man which is in him? Even so the things of God knoweth no man [period] but… God.
Two different wavelengths, two different spirits, but fortunately through the Blood there is a rebirth, so that he that is joined to the Lord is one Spirit. And we can, if we constantly repress the input; there is no input from man into God. No.
That’s why every church except a born again church is going to hell. Because they are rotten in their stinking filthy pride of the devil. We have no input toward God, but we try it every single time. That’s what we are looking at. God wants to have an input in us.
That’s what Satan wants. So talking about this input, it can batter against you but it can’t get to you unless you accept it. Like Brother Branham talked about cancer. Cancer has no power unless you accept it. Nothing has any power until you accept it.
[23-1] When Satan walked up to Eve and said, “You know the fruit is pleasant.” She stopped a moment. Oh what a mistake when she stopped for a moment.
Now let’s check little Eve out here, when the devil said, “Hey, take a look at this tree.”
Why he said, “I’m sure those beautiful eyes of yours will appreciate this lovely tree.”
She said, “What did you say?”
“Aw,” he said, “Those limpet beautiful pools, those orbs of sheer delight right from the hand of God. I can see that you will appreciate this.”
And she said, “Tell me more.”
Yeah, I’m not lying, I’m telling you the truth. She was completely razzled dazzled by him.
All right, where is it found anyway? In the 3rd chapter. The serpent comes in verse 4 and he said, the serpent said to the woman… oh lets see, let me read first of all.
The serpent came to the garden of Eden and he said to the woman in verse 1,
(01) …Yea, did God [really say,] You shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
(02) And the woman said… 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 ha[s] said, You shall not eat of it, neither shall [you] touch it, lest you die.
Now you understand right here that this was not a normal tree that you could chomp on and eat fruit off. Because the Bible said the trees that God planted, and this was not planted, it was just standing there. You could eat it all; they weren’t poisonous, so this was something different.
(04) …the serpent said… you shall not surely die:
(05) For [the Lord] doth know that in the day you eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and you shall be as gods, knowing good from evil.
(06) And [when] the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also to her husband… [that] he did eat.
(07) And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
Now I want you to notice here brother/sister that this is exactly what I said before about Revelation 17:1-7, the beautiful organized church of the last day. The harlot, filthy church of the last day, a killer with the blood of the martyrs in it, looked very beautiful and wonderful.
It wasn’t what it appeared to be its phaneroo, wasn’t its phaneroo. It was a hypocrite, an absolute hypocrite. It was not what it was supposed to be and neither is the end time church.
Let’s take a look at the 6th verse again;
(06) And [when] the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and… pleasant to the eyes, [why she said, “That settles it. The properties are wonderful.”]
Now listen, what I’m trying to show you this in verse 7, when there had taken after the fact. The tree became unveiled as to its reality. It was a hypocrite tree and its true phaneroo, its true character was death.
Now the people today will look at the modern church and the modern church says, “Oh, why we’re rich and we’re increased in goods and we don’t lack a thing, we’re wonderful.
And the phaneroo is, “You are wretched, miserable, blind and naked and don’t have a thing”. Now brother/sister, what tree did she take out and what tree is being taken up today? The church.
Now we can’t sit here and say, “Well Brother Vayle, I resent that, because you see my church…” You’re as rotten as your church and you’re going to burn with your church.
And don’t tell me you’re not, because I’m not a fool, because you’re pronounced filthy. I don’t care what you are. Their eyes were open after the fact. It was too late. So there’ll be people crying to the mountains “fall on us.”
And there’ll be people in this Message crying the same thing, because there’re not in the Message at all. No, they’re not in the Message, they’ve sold themselves out. It’s too late.
Let’s go to 2 Thessalonians where it’s too late. You know we can sit around picking our teeth or what have you, fooling ourselves. Verse 8.
(08) …then shall that Wicked one be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his [Presence.]
(09) Even him whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders.
(10) And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
You know something here? There is a couple of Parousia’s right here. One is the unrecognized Presence of Christ Who has already come down, the next is the unrecognized presence of Satan who comes down. Be too late! Too late!
(10) …with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
(11) And for this cause [because they would not receive the truth, a strong delusion comes and they’re damned.]
The same as took place in the Garden of Eden and the Garden of Eden situation is right now today and I hope you understand what I’m saying. Many people don’t understand what I’m talking about.
Luke chapter 17, they asked him, “When does the kingdom of God come? And he said the kingdom of God comes without observation.” It will come and you won’t even know it is here and it is here and He said it is in your midst right now. He was standing there.
Brother Branham said, “The Garden of Eden was God’s righteous government upon earth.”
Now at that time, Satan was right there confronting God, at that time they fell, at that time the Tree of Life was there, at that time He could have stuck forth His hand and taken the Tree of Life and God said, “No.”
Then you’ve got to come back where the Tree of Life is and Adam is in sin and the devil is standing there and it’s right here today. What are you looking for? Immortality!
Now, the people will know after the fact. And Brother Branham said, “They will be saying, “Wasn’t this to happen? Wasn’t that to happen? Wasn’t this to be, and wasn’t that…”
And they say, “Aha! It was and you missed it. Now people say, “I don’t believe it.” Then don’t believe it, read your Bible, and in every single case it took place that way. “But I’m different.”
Are you different? You lying hypocrite you. You spit right in the face of God and call yourself a Christian. Like fun you’re a Christian. You sold out to every spirit of hell… that’s exactly. And I hope nobody within the sound of my voice and on the tapes ever has to take that.
But you say, “Brother Vayle, I’m glad that I can see and understand and appreciate the grace of Almighty God. If my love ones won’t go in, I’ll not turn back.”
My wife has her ultimatum, if I turn back, she better go on and my children won’t come, I can’t help it. If my mother died a heathen; my father died a heathen, that’s not my business. Every man shall bear his own burden. You will stand on your own two feet brother/sister.
Don’t talk about your wife; your husband; your kids; your this; your that. It’s what about you, have you received the token? Are you piling Word upon Word? That’s the thing that counts. That’s the only thing that counts, nothing else worth considering.
Now, it’s too late, it’s too late when 1 Thessalonians 4:13-16, right down the line comes. Let’s just take a look at it.
It’s after the fact too, because they’ll say, “Hey wasn’t there supposed to be an Appearing which they call the Rapture? Hogwash, the Appearing comes before the Rapture. The Rapture is the coming;
(16) [So] the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God and the dead in Christ shall rise first.
But he says in chapter 5.
(01) But of the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I write to you.
(02) For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night.
(03) For when they shall say, Peace and safety, then [comes] sudden destruction upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
(04) But [you,] brethren, are not in darkness that that day should ever take you as a thief.
(05) [You] are all the children of light…
The children of what light? What light? They got to have some kind of light because evidently there is going to be a whole lot of people in darkness and a thief coming at night tells you very very certainly that you are not going to know it until they’re spoiled, because if you would have known it, you would have stopped him spoiling it.
But the thief comes and he spoils. That means, too late, they find out, he has come and gone. Secret Rapture? Uh, ah, I’m sorry, not at all. The Appearing, the Rapture is secret in so far, who’s going to know it? Who is going to care about it? But there is a big difference in the two of them. Yep, right down the line.
Now all right. Now, what we are talking about here? Let’s read a little further… now he says here;
[23-1] Don’t stop for [anything the same as Eve did.] You’ve got the message. Jesus lives, [that’s Hebrews 13:8] God’s a healer; [that’s Mark 16] that’s the Message.
What did he say the message was? “My message is to declare that He is here.” And what did he always say about He being here?
He said, “If Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and if He is here now in the form of the Holy Ghost, in a Pillar of Fire, “He is obligated to do exactly what He did back there. He will do it now for the Gentiles and He did it.” That’s the Message.
[23-1] Don’t stop for anything, no reasonings, nothing else. [See… Now what Eve thought she saw… she didn’t get. What we see… we do get.]
[23-3] Now… take Abraham… what if he’d stopped for reasoning when God told him he was going to have a baby with Sarah, and she was sixty-five and him seventy-five?
…And when he was a hundred years old and she was ninety, he still confessed that God’s Word was true; and called those things which were not as though they were. [That’s true, you have to call those things not as though they were. And you have to call those things that are as though they were not too.] See? He even hoped, was there any hope? He didn’t even use hope.
In other words, this is not self-hypnosis, but the feeding of the inner man, until that man can rise with power… ”Greater is He that’s in me than I in myself.”
But in Christ I can do all things, I am a believer, I am the Word by receiving the Word. I am master of all circumstances because of what He said and what He is.
All right, let’s keep reading…
[23-3] “Well,” you say, “I hope I can get all right. I hope I can get well. I hope I get the Holy Ghost. I hope I’m a Christian. I hope I do this.” You don’t want that.
Now Brother Branham uses the word ‘hope’ here in a beautiful way, which means wishy-washy, I really want it, but I’m sure I won’t get it. You know how it is with my luck, I have a picnic on Wednesday but it’s going to rain.
Now I hope it doesn’t rain, but it will rain, you know my luck. So he uses that wishy-washy flim-flam. Now in the Greek, the word ‘hope’, is above the word ‘faith’, you couldn’t have a wishy-washy word, now remaineth ‘faith, hope and love’, in that triumvirate of virtues you couldn’t do it. But he is using it the way people are. Abraham wasn’t that way.
[23-3] Now you don’t want that way. Abraham never even looked at that. Amen. Against hope he still believed “God’s Word. Faith is beyond hope. Faith comes from back here in the inside, faith comes from here. How does he get in? Through this mind, this door, the battle front standing there.
Now, we are to not use our own thinking and our own life experiences. We are to draw upon the experience of Abraham, to learn from him and then do what he did. And Abraham had to believe that he was what God said he was, that was the most important thing.
God said, “You are a father of nations.” We are not the father of nations. We are manifested sons. On the grounds of believing and seeing what the prophet came through by the power of God. In other words we see the link up, God and the prophet.
We understand the prophet was here waiting, God came on the scene. God had his prophet all ready. Revelation 10:7, so Revelation 10:1 could come on down.
All right, we understand then that we are believers. That we are the living Word of God made manifest on the very grounds of what the prophet taught us here, we accept it.
Now, though faith has always been the element of the future, or faith always has the element of the future, put it that way if you want that’s better… though faith always has an element of the future in it, because manifestation is a future thing that you’re looking for. Faith itself is always present tense or even past tense.
In other words you believe you have received it, you shall get it. You believe it is yours on the Word of God’s grounds; you’re going to get it.
Abraham believed he already was a father of multitudes through Sarah when she was never able to have a baby in the first place. Now what makes you think at the age of ninety she would now be productive? You say that is hogwash. Fine and dandy, it’s hogwash to everybody but God.
You see that was one thing that Abraham had to put aside. He had to put aside… listen… he and she had to put aside the channels of reproduction. Do you follow what I’m saying? They had to put aside the channels of reproduction.
He was unable to perform the act and it wouldn’t do his one bit of good if he could. He had to put it aside. You know something? It was already put aside for his hundred years and her ninety, if they had only known it.
Then by piling Word upon Word, the Word of God came to the reproductive channels and he was perfectly a whole young man and she a young woman and they had the baby. And that’s exactly what Brother Branham was talking about.
Reverse the channels; put them to one side until the Word of God come back through it. And that’s what’s wrong with young men and young woman; they don’t understand the understanding of reproduction. They don’t understand it at all, they’ve got themselves a wrong element.
They could be very happy if they chose to be continent and understand the working of those channels as God ordained it. They’d be a happy, unrepressed husband and wife, young men, young women instead of the crap and the crud we got today.
We’ve never taught our children right concerning reproduction, and I don’t think we’re going to, you haven’t got time. Some cases, some of you setting here, you got boys and girls, you’re too late already. Every generation blows it.
All things are pure to the pure in heart. Where do you get your pure heart? We don’t need to look with jaundiced eyes. Get the channels lined up, you don’t get rid of the channels brother/sister, you just start using them the way God wanted.
I heard a lovely thing said today, I didn’t realize that Charlie Cox had ever said this concerning Brother Branham. Brother Branham was always a good hunter but after the Seals opened he would go out and sit in the woods and the squirrels would come up to him.
Sadhu Sundar Singh had a tiger come up, lick his hand and purr like a kitten, play with him. Once in a while God does show that in him there is reconciliation but we don’t like reconciliation, because we are too stuck on our sensual.
Even those who are the best of people who learn a few things in life, just maybe accidentally or by the grace of God somehow, too stuck on them. We still labor for the bread that perishes.
So Brother Branham told Jack Palmer, said, “Jack don’t ask God for a lot of things, just live with Christ, they’ll come.”
There comes a time when you begin obeying rules and put your senses under. You can’t account for it but you just know that you know. Oh yeah, you know that you know and God knows that you know too. Yeah, faith is not wishful thinking or wistful thinking.
You know wistful thinking a kind of a yearning. “She’s is such a wistful person.” “I sat there wistfully.” Faith does not sit wishfully or wistfully, faith doesn’t sit at all really, until God says sit. It is very aggressive and it is aggressive toward the enemy and the senses in our lives.
[23-5] Now when you get the battle set in array… the devil will be setting right at every heart this morning. He’s setting [at] this little girl’s heart; [she’s the one dying of caner or whatever] setting at your heart; setting all around there. He said, “Oh, I’ve seen it tried before; I’ve heard that before.” [Brother Branham said,] Cast him out” [with his big sneer.] That’s all… cast him out.
What did the Bible say here in our text here, about Peter, 1 Peter 5:8-9? Cast him out. What’s casting him out? Brother Branham says, “Ignoring him.” Then he blurts out;
[23-6] We’ve been trained, [wrong] I think. “What’s the matter with us preachers?” I wonder what kind of training we’ve had instead of God’s training for this great battle.
In other words the mind has not been Word trained. In fact, the main thrust of secular education is to rid the mind of the Word for the church has already repudiated the truth. Why should we fuss at the government?
When the church denies the power of prayer except in some nice little way to be sound religious, you know, denies the Word of God that gives you the ability to pray or the right to pray.
Then now suddenly the State takes the hand and it’s, “Oh my, horrors.” Why Horrors? You think Dr. Frankenstein should have had any problem with the monster he created?
He made the monster, so the monster went to breaking through the laboratory and busting his neck and his girlfriend’s neck, what has he got to cuss about and fuss about, he asked for it. What’s the church trying to talk for now, it blew it in the first place.
An editor, many years ago, in the paper he said, “I don’t understand the seminaries, I can’t understand it, he said, we send people there to preach God, to learn God, to teach God and they come home denying God.”
What are they teaching? I got an article out of Readers Digest, I haven’t got time to read it tonight, didn’t bring it anyway, I’ll only read what I got here.
This person is an anthropologist and he tells how lovely the Spirit of Christ is, but he believes in evolution and the Spirit of Christ is just getting nicer and nicer and nicer.
This is nicer with an atomic bomb and the ‘Stalin’ less than fifty years ago and the ‘Gorbachev’ they’ll kick out without a doubt. I like the guy, he’s not going to last I don’t think. See? Huh! I don’t understand people. I’m not meant to understand what’s the difference? See.
All right. “Cast him out… we’ve been trained wrong.” What’s the difference? Hardly any. How many minutes? Well okay, we don’t need to take all that time.
[24-1] Matthew 24 and also Daniel 12 said there would be a time of trouble, such as never like on the earth before. And we’re living in that time when culture and education and things are smothered over the Word of God and God in derision and so forth. The battle is now. What’s the big battle? Hebrews 13:8. Who will stand? Halleluiah. The battle’s ready to go; she’s in array now.
All right, I’ll read to you. First of all we started to go from Readers Digest on pornography, sexual madness:
[Reader’s Digest Quote:]
Manipulating the ‘First Amendment’… pornographers have claimed they’re so called right to open up cesspools of sexual slime. And in so doing they are taking priority over the rights and welfare of an entire generation of children. And everybody is screaming, “Our children, our children, our children, oh our poor children. Every car has got to stop down the road for every school bus.”
Oh yeah , everything you do… our children. You bunch of filthy lying hypocrites, from the President on down. Bunch of swine, right from the heart. What do they care about the kids?
When shell shocked parents complained about cable porn accidentally reaching their children, they are told, “Buy a lockout box for your TV set”. But what is really being locked out is plain ordinary decency and the inalienable right to protect children from psychic damage and from chilling effects of pornography.
The smut of solving our sensibilities today capitalizes on final explicit depictions of sexual acts. Heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, (It’s with animals too, come on, face it.) It includes portrayals of orgies, incest, bestiology, machoism, bondage, necrophilia, sodomy… even blue prints of raping women, with everything but a loaded gun, (to so and so and so and so… I won’t even mention it.) If these descriptions shock you as an adult then imagine the effects upon the emotional development of our children.
What’s even more shocking is its potentially traumatizing hard core pornographers reaching American children for one reason only, obscenity laws are not being enforced. obscenity is illegal. And the Federal Government has strict laws against the mailing and interstate transporting and importing of obscene materials. There is also a Federal Broadcasting law prohibiting obscene programming.
Furthermore almost every State has its own obscenity law. Yet obscenity laws are so rarely enforced that most citizens don’t even realize pornography is illegal. Want to ask twenty-four people if they thought the hard core pornographic magazines on display on the newsstands are legal. They almost all respond, “They must be or they wouldn’t be here.”
Why aren’t State and Federal obscenity laws being enforced? I asked that question in 1975 in an interview with a Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau, who was and still is responsible for the investigation and prosecution in Manhattan: A violation against New York State obscenity laws, one of the strongest in the nation. Morgenthau excuse was; “Limited financial resources”. With priority given to the prosecution of murderers, rapists and burglars.
Little has changed since then. Hardly a penny has been found in all the years to enforce New York’s pornographic or a law against adult pornography in which organized crime is heavily involved… with few exceptions just laying no priority, limited resource,; excuse prevails among local prosecutor’s throughout the country.
So why do you bother voting them in? What about Logan County, Miami, the whole bunch of them? Forget it! What city… I used to travel America left and right, up and down, inside out. When I first started traveling, Dayton didn’t have obscene shows.
They got a certain mayor in there, just think back, think back after Hall. Who got in? And Dayton had more pornographic picture shows advertised than any paper in the nation that I had run across. Find out who runs it, go ahead.
What about the federal laws, what about Uncle Sam’s excuse in 1986. For instance: US postal inspectors investigated only nine cases prohibited mailing of adult pornography resulting in four convictions, the appealing record considering the tons of filth going through daily mail video cassettes and everything else.
I purchased in 1985, three hard core pornographic magazines openly displayed in a Vermont country store. Since two were published in Cleveland and one in New York, there was no question that the Federal Law prohibiting interstate transportation of obscene materials had been violated. (Now you ship ice cream back and forth, they will throw you in jail for life. Yeah!)
When I telephoned the FBI asked for appointments to place in their hands evidence of illegal smut, two agents politely rejected my request with the explanation of, “Only child porn was being investigated, because of limited resources.”
And we’re trying to get a bomb to fight Russia? Come on, forget it, forget it. The enemy is within.
The fourth column:
The investigation of obscenity is in the holding pattern until the courts give us a better definition. The present test of obscenity asked among other criteria: “Whether the average person applying contemporary community standards would find that the work taken as a whole appeals to puritan interest.”
Those two key words, ‘community standards’, seem to paralyze the FBI and our nations prosecutors. Yet past generations (not stripped of common sense) had no trouble at all in defining obscenity, it was simply dirty books and dirty pictures to be kept away from kids. Today our scientific proof is required that obscenity is harmful. We need research grants and commissions and studies.
They did it for years about whether does speed kill, what kills on the road. Millions of dollars spent proved it is faulty lousy driving and rotten mechanics in the car. It is only the speed that kills a little bit quicker.
But speed has never killed, but they’re going to end up saying it has killed and its killed, why? Because they are liars and they want to twist it around and make a few bucks off your speeding.
I am not for speeding brother/sister, law says don’t speed. But they’re liars. You can get killed just as dead thirty five miles an hour when your car goes out of control with a flat tire and you’re hit by a truck or a ton of bricks. It’s been proven by millions of dollars spent, but they are not going to admit it.
Neither will doctors… when they had the doctor’s strike in California for five days nobody died. Soon as they got back on the job, they began dying like flies again. What do you want for a nickel?
We need to expose young men to violent pornography in isolation booths… hook up their genitals and electrodes and chestibellos? and then pick their brains in order to reach a conclusion my grandparents could have told them in minute… that continued exposure to smut darkens the deepest recess in men’s minds.
Hey, that person is my kind of a person, uses language like that. Hit them right where it belongs. That’s part of it. Drugs… here we are, how much time we got left? Okay, I’ll read it.
Sophomores in a health class in Lancaster Pennsylvania High School totally absorbed as a smooth voice narrator for the filmstrip, ‘Marijuana Updates: It’s Use and Abuse’, extolled the medicinal qualities of the plant, tracing its use back to the late Stone Age.
Throughout history he stressed, man has been a drug user. For at least five thousand years cannabis has supplied one of his favorite intoxicants. Then he described pleasurable effects. The euphoric feeling of relaxation, contentment, inner satisfaction, with the sensation of floating beyond reality.
The fifty-five minute cassette contained only one hundred and five seconds of the ‘Pot’s’ possible effects. And it is claimed that the role of cannabis is causing them has not yet been confirmed. One of the greatest exponents of ‘Pot’ for years now has been truly converted to understand it is terribly detrimental and is exposed at a hundred percent. But they won’t use the books. Now who is doing this in the schools?
The final nineteen minutes of the film were devoted to promote legalization of ‘Marijuana’ entering the platform with the pro ‘Pot’ National Organization of Reforming Marijuana Laws, ‘NORML’. “Obviously,” said one indignant fifteen year old. (Fifteen-year-old kid.)
“Everything I’ve been told about ‘pot’ is wrong, now I am going to try it.” This filmstrip currently sold by the, “Guidance Associates,” for one hundred and seven nine dollars, a larger respected producer of audio/visual materials for schools. Marijuana being released in 1975, has never been updated to reflect the current knowledge about the dangers of ‘Pot’.
During a recent presentation of a group of six graders a nationally known health educator declared, “Any drug can be used in a positive manner.” (How wonderful!) Typical of many miseducators he lumped many medications and illegal drugs together, for example; he listed aspirin on the blackboard as a ‘might be’ narcotic or a barbiturate… but, ‘angel dust’, an analgesic, a pain reliever. Not surprisingly, that will drive you completely crazy, that one.
Completely crazy and destroy you. Angel Dust.
Not surprising when he asked, “ How many of you are drug users?” All six graders raised their hands. (They took aspirin you see.) His further instruction included these phrases: “Heroin can be used in a bad way or a good way.
Well sex can too. Let’s go out and rape, then do what you want to do. Let’s start with our prosecutor’s wife, shall we, and their daughters. Let’s just get where it’s hits.
Now we don’t believe in doing that, we got a right to raise our voices. That’s why I send money to these outfits have tried to do something about this.
Heroin can be used in a bad way or a good way. It’s the person who is misusing the drug. The drug itself is not bad. (Now what is a kid going to do? How do they start overloading?) National tragedy. Here is what they said to the kids,
“Question your parents about the drugs they use. If you can convince them then that your drug use is responsible, you may be able to allay their anxiety. Drugs are fascinating because they can change our awareness. Occasional snorting of ‘cocaine’ is in social situations probably not harmful.”
With drug use running rampant Hawkins asked, “Why are our children being exposed to such garbage?” Each year drug abuse has been the number one on the chart. Another article survey, this one with half a million children in grades four through twelve, was published by the ‘Weekly Reader’ last spring, when they were asked to circle the one thing you think is most important for schools to do to fight drugs. And they said, “Teach us the facts”
Here is something on, ‘NO DRUGS’.
Some books and other material used in schools contain virtual commercials for illegal drugs. For example the three books on drug abuse most commonly found in school libraries are today,” ‘From Chocolate to Morphine,’ and ‘The Natural Mind’, both listed by Weil, Andrew Wheel and ‘Licit and Illicit Drugs’, by Edward M. Becher, the editors of… [and think of this now,] ‘Consumer Reports’.
Do you want write to Consumer Reports that give you all those bum steers. They’re bunch of ‘hopheads’. This book is pure poison, this one here.
What adventurous youngster would not want to try ‘Mescaline’, or LSD, for example after reading, ‘Licit and Illicit Drugs’? Page 337… that ‘Mescaline’ users have found the most spectacular phase comprises that kaleidoscopic play in visual hallucination, and in indescribably rich colors… the singing of music in color or hearing of the painting in music. Page 364 describes a 1960 study finding LSD valuable as a therapeutic tool, a road to love and better relationships, a door to religious experience, a release from anxiety and trouble.
That’s what your kids are being taught there. And there is page after page. Armageddon? Are you kidding? We’ve lost the battle. If this is the Seventh Church and William Branham was that prophet… it’s all over, it’s too late. They didn’t believe.
[24-2] Look what a great opposition we’ve got…
That’s enough. Good place to start next Sunday, if Sunday ever comes, if it doesn’t, praise the Lord. Sudden death, sudden glory, sudden glory, all the better, the suddener the better the more glory the better.
Let’s rise and be dismissed. Sunday 10:30.
Gracious Heavenly Father again we want to praise and thank You, that we know that this Word is absolutely true for our day. Every single thing in the Message, even the current words are there, the sorcerer’s there in the Bible the one that deals and drugs and all that, he’s right there, right in the church, the whole bit.
There isn’t anything Lord that isn’t there, nothing, absolutely, it’s coming to the full finish. To the end even Lord as You came in ‘Seven’, a complete revelation, “When that which is Perfect is come,” Now Lord God as the complete Spirit of righteousness and wonderment has come upon the earth so has also the devil and his revelations of what he is doing.
But Lord, thank God we’re not unaware of it, and tonight Lord by faith we take hold of the promises and claim them for our children as never before and talk to them this Word in the right way and show them the right truth, the things of Almighty God.
And Lord begin to deal with each other as we ought to deal with each other in love and understanding; just keep teaching this Word back and forth until it fills our very lives and takes over and every channel is filled with the Word of Almighty God and then begins to come forth Lord and we know it is going to produce ‘David’s’, who don’t care two bits for how big the Goliath’s are.
How fast they can run, how they’re dressed and how much damage they think they can do, for Lord we don’t even want to engage in the battle for the battle is Yours. We just take the stone of the Word of God and sling it with the power of the Holy Spirit, Lord, and we know that nothing can stand before us.
We’re not trying to be dramatic Lord, we are not trying to take some great thing to our self but Lord we are just saying back to You what we know has accomplished by You in the days gone by, what we’ve seen in our own hour and Lord God what is right here in our midst at this hour… that we can more can arise to every occasion and come forth Lord with Your Love and Your Spirit and Your goodness manifesting thoroughly in our hearts, minds and lives.
Be with everyone tonight Lord. We just praise and thank You for everyone present. Ask you my God to inflame our hearts, red hot, make our chimneys red hot, these flues Lord the prophet of a… red hot with the fiery Word of God burning in us until it burns out every bit of dross, and Lord we become the people that You want us to be which we know exactly how our senses work, our bodies work, our minds work, these things work and then we just take Your Word Lord, and supersede it all and bring it to one happy conclusion Lord which You want to bring it to.
Which we know Lord is going to end in a coming forth, in a resurrection, and a transfiguration of Your Saints Lord. We know as Brother Branham said, “If we’re not Bride, there is a Bride out there somewhere and may we have the same humility and grace that he had that by Your grace Lord we won’t stand in her way.”
We just know these things are here and we’re glad Lord that we can stand by if we are not a part of the Bride at least we are friends of the Bride Groom. We certainly believe we are, but Father we go beyond that, we believe that we are Bride, we believe that we are a part of this end time revelation and if this is not the end time revelation we have no hesitation in admitting Lord, because we are honest Lord before You and before men.
We are a part of this Word and we just stand with It, that’s how we are. And then Lord if we’re wrong we know that we are wrong. You say we are wrong after it is all over then we are wrong.
But Father, at this time we just have to admit candidly that this is what we believe and we don’t say we believe It in a way that is tremendous, tremendous, we just believe It and we just say that we are committed to It Lord, what else can we say?
You know our hearts, You know our minds and we have taken this Oh God, we believe there is nothing else to take, we believe that this is It.
So here we are Lord we just pray now that in our hearts now believing this is It and believing what the prophet said and believing what Your own Word has told us and we see it lace back and forth in the Scripture that ‘rein the present condition and walk plumb into immortality as the prophet said, “A sweep will go over us and here we are completely immortal.” Ready for the Rapture and the Millennium.
And so Father God in heaven we believe that somebody is going to be that way. Unless, who knows, Father we just say, the best we know and how we know Lord, we believe that this is It.
And we thank You Lord that we are depending on You, Oh Thou Great God Jehovah in our midst tonight, we are depending on You to dynamize this and make us and turn our flues red hot with the holy fervent Word of God that stimulate a revelation until Father, we are changed from center to circumference and then Lord the circumference… amen… takes over nature. We believe that is happening here.
Bless each one in divine presence Lord. May not one person here leave this building without some taking of grace and something poured into our hearts, minds, and souls… especially souls Lord and into the bodies necessary, because we have taken this Message for healing and we believe Lord God that somehow, someway this dynamized Word is going to work in these mortal members.
We know it is going to work to immortality. How much then certainly it will work for healings? So help us tonight to believe that and our faith rising and soaring going ahead… we Lord shall invariably grow richer and deeper in our Christ until Your Spirit Lord witnesses with us in such a way we know we are walking daily, daily walking with You with the Good Shepherd leading us.
Unto Thee we commend our souls tonight Oh God and give You the glory in Jesus Name.
‘Take the Name of Jesus with you.’