Greatest Battle Ever Fought #09A Force To Be Reckoned With
Shall we pray.
Gracious heavenly Father, we want to thank and praise You again for Your mercy that endures forever. Your abiding grace, oh God, and the great humility You’ve showed toward us wend You are the great God Who would be a proud God but You show our ignorance to us by being humble, where we would try to exalt ourselves many times and we are less than nothing.
We’re not only, not out of debt Lord… we are greatly in debt. We are a part of that system, Father, at the end time that You saw was wretched, miserable, blind and naked, but by Your grace and Your humility and Your love and Your kindness Lord, You came down and showed us that we could come out of that.
To could separate ourselves from unbelief and the things of this world into the things of true life. The true Life of Almighty God. Life of God encased in human vessels, and we realize that that is true, that’s our portion this morning.
Help us to believe it Lord and confess it as never before. Just stand with it and on it, not looking at ourselves but looking at You. Knowing that our strength cometh from You and we can do all things through You Who gives us inward strength.
That You are greater by far than we are Lord, and our rest is in You because You are our Commander, You are our Help, our guide, our All in All. Be our fortress this morning Lord God we pray, be our fount of wisdom in all things.
We want Your help Father, we admit we need it and we are grateful for it, we appreciate it, we thank You for giving it to us. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.
You may be seated.
Now this is the Greatest Battle Ever Fought number 9 and just want to say that through seven Church Ages there has been an unrelenting battle by Satan to either completely take over the mind of humanity, including, especially the Christians, or to at least thwart faith by filling the mind with doubt through reasoning and questioning.
Now if he can’t take it over completely, where people are simply thinking all his thoughts and doing all of his will because there happens to be in man a conscience, there happens to be in man a spirit, which is the candle of the Lord, lighting the inward parts. Then Satan of course does exactly what he did in the beginning, which is to bring in questioning and reasonings and doubts.
Now today the battle a Christian has is greater than ever, than the six Church Ages previously; because except for a small Bride church, all of the human race is in complete bondage to Satan through the rejection of the Word of God.
Now that is something which people may take offense at and as they take offense at it, they actually destroy the understanding of the Word of God, that if it isn’t happening now, it positively has to happen, as it says in 2 Thessalonians 2nd chapter. Because it says there that the coming of Satan in this hour…
(09) …[he’s going to shine forth] with… power and signs and lying wonders.
(10) And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they receive not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
(11) And for this cause God shall send them [a] strong delusion, that they should believe the lie. [Not a lie, but the lie. That’s what the Greek says.]
(12) That they all might be condemned, [Judged and made forfeit to the laws that they broke.] who believed not the truth, [the question is, what is truth, tell me?]
Now what kind of a God is God, of love, mercy and grace, if he doesn’t manifest truth at the end time, because nobody knows the truth? Now let’s face it, Billy Graham, without a doubt is the great authority of the Protestants. And he positively admitted that the Word has not been restored. I just let it sit there.
Added to that; the necessary elements required for health are all but missing entirely from the soil, we can’t get them to eat. Both body and brain are in a degenerated state. That’s proven by children who are hyperkinetic and everything else, overactive. They can’t learn.
When they’re put on a good diet, the kids settle right down. They simply don’t like the doctors that are inclined toward nature, they prefer drugs. Then you get a drug to settle you down and a drug to pep you up.
They gave me every type of drug known to settle me down when I was with that candida, poisoning the brain. At least seventy-nine poisons going into the blood stream. I didn’t have a prayer. Everything made it worse.
Thus there is a spiritual and physical and mental problem of the worse kind in this hour. The battle of faith via the mind, is more desperate and final than it has been for the last two thousand years and actually six thousand.
And since this is the mind age, subsequent to the eye or prophetic dispensation, that’s denied of course to everybody but us, Satan will make his most compelling effort to overcome the Saints of God by attacking their minds even as he did Eve, to put doubt and fear in it or an unbelief in God which she took for her faith.
However, the prophet of God by the Spirit of God stood in the breach and delivered us away by the vindicated Word, to not only understand Satan’s attack on us but to make a counter attack and rout him in victory. That is possible.
The prophet has given us the express promise of God that we can stop the input of the human faculties into our minds, spirits and souls by filling up with the Word of God, which is of course, is the living vindicated Word of God, nothing else will do It.
And when we do we can reverse the process of being constant receivers that is always getting these inputs and inputs and inputs, we can get a fresh and a new input of one Source entire.
We can reverse the process of being constant receivers to become the givers of a Life that is full of faith and power, not only satisfying our self but to others who need the blessings of God. Life ought to be and can be a source of the divine graces of God in a human vessel.
Becoming a channel for God is not beyond us but we must realize that the channel must constantly receive from God to give out that which God has given us or which we know to be of God. In other words you’ve got to constantly receive to be a source.
All right, an illustration, Abraham looked for a City, whose builder and maker was God. He looked for It because he knew that It was there. Now let it sink in, we’re talking about today. We also know what is there, that we can be one of those who or one of those out of whose belly flows rivers of life, as it is quoted in John.
He said specifically at the great day of the feast, lift up his voice, Pentecost, and said, “Whosoever thirsteth could come to him and drink and out of his belly would flow rivers of living water.” And this spake he of the Spirit which was not yet given because Christ had not yet been crucified and raised from the dead.
And you’re looking at the same thing right today, at the Gentiles, where we’ve come to the true baptism with the Holy Ghost. The true things of God and we can be channels, the same as Abraham looked forward to what was there and he became what was there.
We also can, must, will, in our doing it. Whether you admit it, that’s up to you. I admit it. There is always some place you can hang your faith if you want to hang it. All right, we can be those channels.
As I said, Abraham looked for a city whose builder and maker was God, he looked for it because he knew that it was there. Why bother looking if it is not there. If nobody lost a ten-dollar bill, don’t start looking for it. It’s just wishful thinking. You want something that isn’t going to be yours.
He looked for It because he knew that It was there. We also know that we can be one of those, out of whose belly, flows rivers of living waters.
In other words, reversing the channels so that the Word now comes forth out of all the channels, instead of all the muck and junk coming into all the channels forming a cesspool.
There can now be a living spring, pouring forth the contents, with the Word as the filter or the check-valve so we don’t have to go back to the vomit as the dog and the wallow as the sow. Because remember this is the hour when all tables, all tables, I don’t care where you been eating brother/sister let’s face it, you don’t believe the Word of God.
Unless you make, all tables are full of vomit. I enjoyed some of the most delightful vomit, thought it was great, I added some of my own and the people chomped it right down. What is vomit? Partly digested food that is regurgitated. The stomach couldn’t handle it or something refused it.
Belly… what is the word belly? It is an empty place. These theologians and preachers, organizations, denominations, have fed themselves down here with corruption. They vomit out; cause that is all they can feed the people. Went out of your belly, went out of that place of creation down here, called ‘Solar Plexus Mind’ call it anything, the heart is referred to the same thing.
Out of the heart, the mouth speaketh. Out of the heart comes adultery, murders… so out of the belly. There are many words you can use… it just shows that you and I are little creators and what we feed the Spirit that creates, is what is going to come out. Reversing all the patterns of anger and malice and jealousies, envy, disgust, aloofness.
You’re feeling better already aren’t you? Feels good to sit here and just break down and know that we can come to a place of love of God and love of each other. Look it, somebody is going to have it. That sweet Spirit of Christ in the church, some church somewhere.
It was in Brother Branham’s church. People didn’t even know it, the Third Pull in the absolute manifestation right there. He said, “Look, I’m going to do it for you.” No longer pulling up by your bootstraps. “I’ll stand here and do it”, he said. Everybody got jittery.
So another man come along and he said, “Look I’m going to give everybody in this Church here ten thousand dollars. Question mark… you think he’s got it? He takes the money, deposits it, here is a ten-dollar bill [Brother Vayle mimic’s] does he really mean it?
Now come on and get it… [inaudible] William Branham stood there one hundred percent vindicated, he could raise the dead, not one gift was absent, he could take any disease off you anytime he wanted, except he had to hear from God, because maybe God had put it on you. He had to know what God wanted.
Here stood the man with the ten thousand dollar bills. Here stood the man proven, he not only had it but all he needed was you to come forward and let him give it to you. Oh I can’t take that. That’s just too too, and it was.
Because you know something… I stand here and I’m going to tell you on Judgment day which is now you are going to find out that those people were healed that night. You and I can fail and make a mockery of God.
He allows it, oh yeah, till a certain time, and then judgment comes. You’ll see it is going to happen that Great Day. All the things that we saw in his ministry and stood for, White Throne, is going on right now, see? So, some will be those channels, why not some amongst us here. Reading…
“This great terrible hour in which we live, when God manifests in the greatest time of His ministry too. Ministering to the Bride.”
See, actually sitting down at the Wedding Super and eating, isn’t… that’s literally after thought. That’s the whip cream on the ice cream once somebody has used all his muscles to churn the cream into ice cream. So this is what’s going on now, churning, the hard part is going on now, the rough spot.
[24-1] Matthew 24 and also Daniel 12 said there would be a time of trouble such as there never [was] like on the earth before. We’re living in that time when culture… [we’re living in that time of this great trouble spoken of, see?]… when culture and education and things have smothered over the Word of God and gone into reasoning’s and so forth.
Like for instance, it says right in the book of Revelation, we’ve read it so many times, the 3rd chapter, he said…
(17) Because… [you are luke warm and you say we are] rich, and increased with goods, and [you say we] have need of nothing and [you don’t know you are] wretched, and miserable, and poor and blind and naked.
Now what had smothered over the truth? Well, the apparent opulence of natural things blinded their eyes to their poverty stricken spiritual conditions. They were looking in the wrong way.
Now we talked about this last Wednesday. We read you some things on drugs and pornography in the Readers Digest and I won’t add to it accept to say that, you know, State and church are supposed to be separated and I wish they were, but today you will notice that the State is interfering more and more and more with religion.
You don’t have freedom of choice anymore. You don’t have it in medicine, you don’t have it in religion either really, because it is so made now, that you have to so kowtow to them in so many ways. They have interfered.
Now, one of these days the church is going to fight back, they have been doing it a little bit at a time. They are going to fight back to the extent that they are going to hold the State powerless. It will be a State religion. I don’t like to see that come but it is going to come, because everything has conspired to turn down the truth, see.
Now this hour in which we live is the harvest of every single age that’s been upon the face of the earth especially for two thousand years. Remember the first face of the Gospel was the ‘Lion’, the second was the ‘Beast’, the third was the ‘Face of the Man’, and the fourth one is the ‘Eagle’.
And those are types and pictures of The Spirit and what was going on at those particular times. Well it was under the ‘Face of the Man,’ that Luther came out of Catholicism and at that time many people have a perverted idea of what the Catholic church was at that time, because it was in very bad shape spiritually but it was coming into a time of great study, education.
And it was the Roman Catholic church that told Luther to get his doctorate and to be a champion of the Word, is I believe what they said and he took them at their word and he became a brilliant, brilliant student.
And it was that hour when the beast was fading out, which was the church in its oppression and the governments in their oppression, the people were beginning to rise up.
Now the Roman Catholic church was not as we like to think, totally defunct of Spirituality. There were men in there who constantly protested the Catholic church and they were great servants of God and nobody can say a word against them because they were great servants of God.
And at this particular time we find education was beginning to come to a place which it hadn’t come before and I think perhaps one of the great troubles was with the Roman Catholic church, they suppressed the Bible and put it only in the hands of clergy who were to interpret to the people and said to the people, “You can’t understand this, so someone will interpret it for you”.
And I suppose that at that time, many men were protesting that. Well they didn’t have the Bible so they had other liberal education, which was good for them. Now I’m just trying to show you now what was happening.
So with Luther coming out as a student of the Word of God, he translated the entire New Testament or the whole Bible I mean, yes and that is the same Bible the German’s use today; a brilliant, brilliant student. Other men were brilliant students, not only of the Word but they were astronomers and scientists coming forth.
And though the Catholic church protested them, they protested the Catholic church. Now watch what you are seeing. You’re seeing here, because of religion, mental attitudes will now escape any Word, which was there, and they will turn more toward the mental processes of education and human endeavor, away from the Word of God.
So, as men became more educated, it wasn’t too long down the road under the face of the man in the Wesleyan era that the Protestants turned to higher criticism.
Now, I ask you a question, what is the difference between Roman Catholics refusing the people the Word of God and the Protestants messing up the Word of God? No difference at all.
That is why I say organization, I don’t care what brand it is, and there is Catholics, many types of Catholics, there is the Roman Catholics, there is the Orthodox Catholic and then there is, I don’t know, there is several kinds.
There is a Chaldean group; I don’t know what they all come to. Just like the Protestants out there. And today we have come to the place, where because of the intelligence of man and he is the highest form of intelligence that there is, you now have the end time where the smartness of man is absolutely in diametric opposition to the Wisdom of God.
Now look, that is this hour that Brother Branham spoke of and it is everywhere. People say, “Well I believe it is this church, that church. It is every single church and listen, it is in these pews this morning here and don’t kid yourself. You’ve got a battle sitting there, to believe a Vindicated Word, to put aside what you always have thought.
Now look, I know that you are less complex than I am, some of you sitting here. But that don’t mean that you’re simpler than I am, you’re less complex, that you’re going to get this faster than I can, because I’ve got a gift from God. And I’ve got a terrible job.
I look at things and I say, “Well I don’t know if I can take what Brother Branham said.” At least the way it sounds.
You got to keep looking, but I’m going to tell you something, unless you get rid of those carnal check valves, the Word of God will never permeate your mind and your spirit and your soul and then reverse and then in the reversal is when you get transfigured.
And you will never get out of here, in a Rapture, unless you allow this to happen to you and it can happen to us. If God is not bigger than man, we are in bad shape. If my God can’t do what He said, then we are in bad shape brother/sister.
If Christ in us is not the hope of glory, you tell me what is. Now there is a question, Christ in you, how do you know He is in you? You say, “Well I think that is evident.” You listen, you have got to be sick, I am sorry for you.
I’m going to give you the Scripture. I’m not mad at anybody, look, I’m fighting for my life and by the grace of God I’m trying to fight for your life, if you would only listen. Paul the apostle categorically said in the 11th Chapter of 2 Corinthians:
(01) Would to God you [w]ould bear with me a little in my folly and indeed bear with me.
(02) For I’m jealous over you with a godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. [Now listen to what he says about this chaste virgin, she has been messing around.]
(03) But I fear lest by any means as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtility, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. [And you know 1 Corinthians they already were corrupted, he says it.]
(04) For if he that cometh preaches another Jesus, [which] we have not preached, or if [you] receive another spirit, which [you] have not received, or another gospel…
In other words, Paul is telling them here, you can absolutely and they started right back there, having another Jesus, another Christ, ‘Christ in you the hope of glory’, and another gospel. Then what about two thousand years later?
My church, my church my foot, Grace Gospel, Grace Gospel church, phooey. Branham Tabernacle, hogwash, you can sit as an adherer and a member and a full time hopeful believer and be out a hundred million miles.
Brother Branham preached time after time in his tabernacle and time after time he stopped and said, “I caught your thought right there”.
Trinitarian sitting there couldn’t change them. Those with gifts of the Holy Spirit, they thought was Almighty God, it’s just a gift from God, a gift of the Holy Ghost brother/sister is not, the gift the Holy Ghost, it is: the gift of the Holy Ghost.
And you can be a Judas, I can be a Judas, let’s understand these things, we’re not babies anymore. Something is happening in this hour and if it is not in this hour then it is going to happen in another hour because the Bible said so.
Don’t stick your heads in the sand this morning and say it is not going to happen. There’s things happening in your body right now you’re not aware of. Little protozoa, little amebiasis, little bacteria, little viruses. And it is going to kill you as sure as you are sitting here this morning.
And you may feel like a million dollars. I’m telling you that’s great, as I said this morning, “How do you feel Brother Vayle?” Don’t ask.
I don’t feel like I used to, that takes care of it. But thank God, I got a better side, I ain’t feeling like I’m going to either and that is not too far off. So you just keep trying to plough for the Lord, hopefully anyway.
All right, we are in this hour of the ‘Face of the Man’, the cunning one, the reasoner, the student, the scientist, see? And he’s got the Church all… as Brother Branham said, “The Word all smothered over.” So the whole world is in a mess, see, that’s what you’re looking at.
Now. How is anybody ever going to get any truth? Ah you say, “We all look back and say hallelujah, apostle Paul, glory to God, apostle Paul. He is the fellow that brought the message, he’s the guy that says… “Paul’s gospel, according to my gospel”… he didn’t say Peter’s gospel, he didn’t say Johns’ gospel, he didn’t say George’s gospel.
He didn’t say the first church of Jerusalem, or Corinth, or Ephesus or Rome, or somewhere in Africa because they are in Africa. He never said that, he said, “My Gospel”.
Well I tell you one thing; we better get Paul back here or a reasonable facsimile. I got a better idea than that. Where did Paul get it? He said, “I certify to you, I got it plumb from Jesus the Pillar of Fire.” Then let’s get Jesus back here in the Pillar of Fire, that’s what happened and they said, “That’s the devil.”
Now I’m going to tell you this morning brother/sister… let me give you a little thought this morning, you may not like it, it is up to you, I don’t know if I’m right or not. I watch the way certain preachers are acting. They came out of certain denominations that blasphemed the Holy Ghost.
Listen carefully now: I wonder, if there are some people who say they believe this Message haven’t already blasphemed the Holy Ghost. Say, “Brother Vayle, you made that sound awful final.” So did God.
John said, “There is a sin unto death; I do not say that you shall pray for it.” Why? There is no use. Visiting the sins of the parents unto the third and fourth generation, then it is all over. How many generations have the Protestants had? Just about four.
The Protestants are in greater danger of blaspheming the Holy Ghost than the Roman Catholics are, far as I can see, I could be wrong, but that is what I see. And I see everybody is in danger of blaspheming the Holy Ghost. Attributing to Satan the works of Almighty God.
No church as Brother Branham said ever rose again and never will except in the Resurrection and is going to be condemned. I’d say if God were going to do anything, he would have to do what he has always done and that is Himself come and get Him a man that He can deal with and God has always done it that way by a prophet.
That’s the age we’re in now, the age of the ‘Eagle’. The age of the mind. Now the eagle is the eye that goes up high above all and sees. The eagle is Gods’ bird… he is that great one that can look down… all things under His control. You know those Eagles can spot a little old field mouse. Eagles!
Brother Branham said, “The battle is on now.” What is the ‘now’ battle? Hebrews 13:8. Surely God wouldn’t do for us what He did for Abraham. Surely He wouldn’t do for us as He came to Paul. Well surely He would.
What makes you think they got a corner on something? They weren’t the ones facing condemnation. No sir! God had made a covenant with Abraham. He wasn’t facing condemnation, Paul wasn’t facing condemnation but He said, “If I don’t send Elijah, this bunch… everyone is facing condemnation.”
We are in a tougher spot than they were. You don’t believe that do you? It is the truth. You want to know something? We’re at the edge of the precipice.
You ever been in Niagara Falls? Who hasn’t been to Niagara Falls? Anybody hasn’t been? Well go there. It’s just up the road. Go there. And then you’ll see that old barge that is still stuck on an island up there; I bet the men said, “Thank God the barge got stuck.” If they hadn’t got off the barge quicker.
But you just visualize anybody in that current, trying to get back, even two hundred feet from the edge of the precipice, when that water is roaring down there, you haven’t got a prayer brother/sister.
We are at the edge of the precipice. The acceleration of time and the powerful thrust and the roar, which signifies, not just a loud noise but it signifies nation’s roaring is there perplexed and they are terror stricken, because they haven’t got answers.
Look at the stock market these days. There is no answer. When everybody knows both Republicans and Democrats at this point are perfect idiots. There is no hope in this nation and everybody knows it. There is nobody standing up in the public right now.
If Bulker is right and I believe he is right. All it takes, is what? Tax the millionaires in America a mere two percent and you can kiss your deficit goodbye. You know something, Anorexia and Bulimia is a perfect picture of this hour. I don’t care where you look, it is a mess the whole thing stinks.
[24-1] The battle is now, [they can’t take Hebrews 13:8. Brother Branham said,] Who will stand? Hallelujah. [He says, he’s standing.] The battles ready to go, she’s in array.
In other words, you can join the conflict, or you can sit back and say, “Forget it.” In other words we’re looking right down the barrel of the gun today and we’re saying, “Look, I can stand here and I’m going to stand here.”
Now you’ve got a vindicated message you… I won’t get there this morning, but I’m going to show something in this message I’m going to stand on, and believe me, I’m going to stand on it. That’s all I’m going to stand on.
I don’t care what happens. Maybe nothing will happen. I’m looking for something to happen. So, I’m going to stand on His Word. Now, he is going to illustrate here about David.
[24-2] Look what great opposition we got out yonder. Who will be like David speaking, “You stand and let that uncircumcised Philistine defy the armies of the living God? [Not me.] I’ll go fight him.” Amen. God wants men and women this morning who can raise up and say, “I’ll take the Lord at His Word.”
And I take the Lord at His Word but you see… and that is good there, because you see, he said, “I’ll take the Lord at His Word.” Everybody says that, there is not a Baptist, Methodist or God knows what. Now that goes for every single religion across the board.
I’ll take His Word, I’ll take His Word. You see? That is to say, I’ll just take the Word as being the Word of God. But what about taking the Word of God in a personal way? That’s a different story; see, to make that yours. I’ll take the Lord at His Word, not just His Word but I’ll take the Lord and His Word, right now. Amen.
[24-2] No matter what fails, or what this one did or that one did; that’s got nothing to do with it. You Saul’s and so forth, if you’re afraid of Goliath, you get back where you belong but God’s army is moving forward. Amen. Men of valor, men of faith, men of power, men of understanding. They don’t have to be smart; they don’t have to be educated; they have to be channels.
In other words; learn to let go. How can you be a channel if you’re all clogged up inside? How can you be a channel for the Word of God and the Spirit of God if you got somebody else’s word in there and your own spirit in the way? Got to get it out of the way. God takes those little channels.
“Eve stopped for a moment to reason, saying, ‘Well now, let’s see, now God has told us’…” Brother Branham is just reiterating here the truth of the Word of God. Paul the apostle has said in 2 Timothy 1 and 7.
(07) For God [has] not given us the spirit of fear; but of love and [courage] but of power, and of love and a sound mind.
Now let’s go to the Songs of Solomon here, just for a little tiny bit and it is in the 6th chapter I suppose, if I ever can find it, ah 6 and 10, it speaks of the Bride.
(10) Who is she that looketh forth as the morning, fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners.
Now you know what those banners mean? That means she’s attacking, she means business. “Satan I’m coming against you.” Now some men thought they would go on the air and really make a big thing of this by attacking the Catholic church. I wouldn’t get on the air and attack any church; I’m not out to attack any church.
I’m out to attack what is in the church’s period and the only way you can do that is not by mouthing off and blowing a trumpet. You had better have something that is concrete and evidential, something that is powerful and strong that can back up when you blow the trumpet.
And we got a Word of God that is vindicated; nobody else has.
Now, it says here, the Bride is looking forth as the morning, the eighth day. That’s when God starts all over again, another set of sevens, or whatever. Fair as the moon, that’s reflected light, clear as the sun, now when you look up the sun is absolutely clear.
Now clouds get in front of the sun, that’s true, but the sun is absolutely clear, can’t even look at it see. She’s terrible, in other words, the church is a force to be reckoned with.
Now, this morning, how many of us really believe we were a force to be reckoned with? Now, if you can’t believe you’re a force to be reckoned with, Satan’s already got you down trodden. Now I admit that I have one advantage, I stand strictly on what I know to be a little gift God gave me and I don’t care what anybody says.
I threatened one time, one guy, I said, “You get in my way, I said, bud you’re pulling some stunts out.” I said, “I’ll pull you and your whole house down.” I said, “I can do it.” I said, “I am one guy who can do it.” I never should have said that. I’ve suffered for it.
My job is not to pull any house down, but I’ll tell you one thing, nobody is going to pull mine down. Now that’s the stand I take. Now you got your own position, whatever God has called you to; nobody takes anything from you. You stand with what you got. See?
Now, let’s go to Joel the 2nd chapter, after Hosea over here, just before Amos, that’s a couple of books I remember, the little tiny books in there. They are hard to remember. Now, the 2nd chapter we’re going to look at.
(01) Blow [you] the trumpet in Zion, sound an alarm in my holy mountain; let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the Lord cometh, for it is nigh at hand;
(02) A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains; a great people and a strong [Now see that’s… the Bride is fair, she ain’t got no clouds] a great people and strong; there hath not been ever [like] the like, neither shall be anymore after it, even to the years of many generations.
(03) A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth; the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
(04) The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run.
(05) Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devours the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array.
(06) Before their face the people shall be much pained; all faces shall gather blackness.
(07) They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war and they shall march every one on his way, and they shall not break their ranks.
(08) Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk everyone in his path: and when they fall upon the sword, they shall not be wounded.
(09) They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the wall, [Notice the repetition] they shall climb upon the houses; and enter in at the windows like a thief.
(10) The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.
(11) And the Lord shall utter His voice before His army; for His camp is very great; for He is strong that executes His sword; for the day of the Lord is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?
Whose army is that? That’s the army of God. You got the Voice, the Shout and the Trumpet all in there; that leaping over the walls, literally coming into the Rapture. God does not look upon the Bride as some little weak thing. Now she’s got to be weak in her own strength.
She has got to be weak as far as her pride and those other things that concern her. But when it comes to Christ and His Word she is not weak, she is a powerhouse, she is a dynamo.
I believe that is exactly why God allowed the atomic bomb to be burst at this age and the hydrogen bomb, showing every time you unfold God, a revelation, it is greater and more powerful and more wonderful, taking you up higher and higher and higher and as we’ve seen these revelations unfold in the Word of God, starting from the Church Ages, right through the Seals to the present hour.
We see these things come out as we take these messages Word by Word; we come to a higher plane every single time, where condemnation has to cease. Because where there is condemnation you’re under a law and it is not the law of God.
Then there is only two things that can be remiss; number one, either you’ve been fooled or number two, you haven’t got what God said you got and I’m pointing the fingers at me brother/sister. It all ends up making God a liar. I’m not saying be whirling dervishes, dynamos. I’m not saying run around and pray for the sick.
Look, that’s not your job if it is not your job. If it is not your job, it is not your job. We will pray for some more sick as time goes on, don’t worry. It is incumbent upon us, we see it, but we’re going to see from this Word first, not making any false moves, see.
And Eve said, “Well, let’s just stop a moment and reason, let’s reason this.” You don’t reason anything. The Word of God is not up for reasoning’s. The Word of God is “Thus saith the Lord,” and “Thus saith the Lord,” means a Sovereign God is going to do what He said.
And even if it’s only three people He does it to, don’t worry, it’s going to be done. How many people got in the Ark? You tell me… eight! Four couples. How many missed it? Everybody else. How many drowned? Everybody else. How many going in the Rapture? Handfuls. How many going to miss it? Everybody else.
“Well, isn’t there just little…?” Yes, in-between there’s three and a half years of intense tribulation. You like it? Be my guest! I’m not telling you to go there. I don’t want to go there myself.
Brother Branham said, “That is so terrible that there is nothing that he could ever talk about would let you know how tragic and terrible the suffering.”
Now listen brother/sister, what is the single most devastating word in the world containing two letters? If. If. “The saddest words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, it might have been.”
That’s where the world sits today or I’ll tell what is this. How often in our hearts and like you’re saying is… “Oh if I’d only got out, if I’d only got out, if I’d only got out, only got out.” You didn’t get out honey.
Now, don’t let your heart be burdened, upset, just take and keep walking on. Oh how Abraham surely wished that he had never bred Ishmael. Boy what a lunkhead to bring that cheese head here with my son. I say, too late, too late, too late. Never get them back in the womb brother/sister, life keeps moving on.
Keep reading, if we ever get there. Now he is talking to a little girl in the pews, down there, lying on a cot.
[24-3] What if this little lady this morning, no doubt that the doctor’s told her she’s just about to the end of the road, there’s nothing could be done [for her.] Well now, that’s that doctor. I don’t condemn him. That man is a scientific man. [He’s got to reason you see] He sees that disease has conquered the child’s body. It’s beyond anything.
…He hasn’t got a medicine that will stop it. So had that cancer conquered that woman. [He spoke of previously] Sure, death had conquered that baby, [That’s the little baby in Mexico, died] but our Chief Captain, Hallelujah of this great army, He’s the Resurrection and Life; nothing can conquer Him. Hallelujah.
Now, Brother Branham here is showing us what we must understand. One does not deny the existence of disease and death, and trials and problems, but denies their power to supercede the power of faith in God. That’s all we deny. We do not deny that there is sickness here.
Look, I don’t deny it for one minute that I got problems in my body. I know that I got arthritis. I just keep wondering where in the world the rascals came from. One doctor says, a smart guy, “It’s got to be protozoa ameba.”
Okay, so I’m going to take a nice course of Contimycin and knock the little rascals out and see if that’s it. I don’t deny it, I don’t deny it. I don’t deny there’s things that can counteract them. But I’m going to tell you something.
I know if I line up with God there is a power that will knock that plumb out of me. That supercedes any diagnosis and any prognosis that anybody can possibly say, I know that.
And it’s up to me [Blank spot on tape. Ed] …it’s good because there’s only so many orders that those men could come up with, it’s right, only so many orders. But with it there’s a timing, that’s it, and a tact or maneuver.
Now that’s very important then to see the Bible there is always a timing. For when the pool was stirred by the angel, first one in got healed, sure did, see.
You couldn’t have a prophet before this hour, you couldn’t have the Pillar of Fire before this hour, you couldn’t have this Message before this hour. So now, what’s the intelligence of this army that he’s been talking about?
Because he said, “We’re the army.” Right?
Well he sure better be the army. I wouldn’t want William Branham preaching to some bunch of people down in, you know, in the Methodist church or the Baptist church.
I want to think I’m setting here and he is talking to me, say, “Okay Vayle, get up and get in the army, I just done conscripted you.” See, okay.
I listen to him, you say, “What are you doing?” You’re a pastor so you ought to be on the road. So I went on the road for all those years and then he said, “Well you ought to have a place to settle down now.”
I asked him, he said, “Yeah, he said, just be like I am.” Well I couldn’t be like him but at least I could find a place to lodge.
Okay, now listen:
[24-5] You follow your captain. If he’s a right kind of a general, if he’s a four-star general, if he’s been proven to be right, follow him.
Now how you going to follow him? You’re going to listen to him and do what he said, because you know he’s telling you the truth and it works. He is not going to lead you into battle to get your throat slit and your blood on the ground.
He’s leading you there safely through the mines, all the encumbrances, the droning of the airplane, the shouts overhead and he’s going to get you right through the enemy’s line, where the blood you will draw will be the blood of Satan so to speak; and go right on to Glory.
Now, follow him. Now of course William Branham is not what we are talking about at this point.
[24-5] Though it may seem wrong to you, go on to the front; do as he told you. Hallelujah!
Now, there is a rigorous training that’s even beyond the training of the marines, which I understand is about the toughest marine there is. Like Green-Beret or some little bitty outfit.
And I understand that they far exceed the army and any type of military men in their rigorous training of making them do everything against their own thinking; plumb against your thinking, they make you, until when you hear that word, it’s like, bloop, like that.
That’s all you need, is what they say, and you simply don’t care because you’re conditioned. Because you’ve got to trust; not your instincts, not yourself, but the General who is ahead of you; who is bound to his country and the safety of every single person in that regiment or platoon. So that you don’t act, except as one mind… that’s the general.
Seven hundred denominations… “Wonderful, a wonderful,” Lawrence Welk your back to give us some music. We will all dance to Lawrence Welk. Wonderful, wonderful, seven hundred.
We got Mormons in the band, Baptist, Presbyterians, we got Jehovah Witnesses, we got them all in there. When did they ever take directions from God? At one time they did that I believe, I suppose somewhere perhaps, down the road.
Brother Branham is not our captain but the Bible mentions a Captain coming down in Revelation 10:1 and at the same time He comes down is Revelation 10:7. That’s an ordinary prophet standing there; a man.
And He said, “Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the Great and Terrible Day.” At the time of immortality Elijah has got to be on the scene, that’s this hour, because, you say, “Why is it?” Because Israel is back in the homeland. That’s a clock right there, you do what you want.
The condition the church is in, the women they kicked over the traces. I feel terribly sorry for women. Brother Branham felt tragic about young women. He wanted nothing more than to talk to young girls and warn them what’s coming on this earth and what you have to look out for.
But he said, “Lee, if I did it, they would just think I was trying to molest them; do something to them.” He talked on the tape one time about; he would have loved to talk to a very young beautiful lady but he said, “The cops would have come.”
When you’re a vindicated prophet, you haven’t got a ghost of a chance. Helping a young lady… don’t look at me as though I’m going to help anybody here, you or anybody else, for this signifies the church and the church is past redemption, they’re not going to listen. The church has got spiritual AIDS. It has. So that’s the way it is.
Look it my brother, my sister, homosexuality preceded the fall, the actual burning up of Sodom and Gomorrah; and when they were stricken blind, as this church today is blind they tried to find the door to take those two men out and defile them; the two angels.
And I saw on TV what the homosexual want and they said, “We’re going to do it!” And in spite of the disease; and if we get it, you’re going to cure us and you’re going to pay for it.”
That’s exactly what they said, I’ll bring the tape and I’ll run it for you. Want to come some night? We will set a screen up here, we got it. Church… can’t listen. We’ve got now… listen, Brother Branham tells us the truth;
[24-6] We got a five star General spelled Jesus, J-e-s-u-s,
Let’s go to Isaiah 42. I’m taking this real slow, I felt I should relax this morning and I’m preaching kind of tough, don’t want to hurt anybody’s feelings, but look brother/sister, I’ve been through this, I’ve been through this and I am going through it, 13th verse beginning;
(13) The Lord shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war: [You think He didn’t? They were so jealous of Brother Branham’s ministry it was pitiful.] he shall cry, yeah roar; he shall prevail against his enemies.
(14) I have long time holden my peace; I have been still and refrained myself; now I will cry like a travailing woman. [What’s a woman going to do? Bring forth a baby. That’s the son, bring forth that Son of God.] I will destroy and devour at once.
(15) I will make waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbs; I will make rivers islands [just like nothing but… you know… shallow, there is nothing there, no water, see, it means like a coast you see. A definition.] and I will dry up the pools.
(16) And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. And things will I do to them, and not forsake them.
Okay, five- star General, a man of war:
[24-6] We got a five-star General spelled J-e-s-u-s, placing five stars on us F-a-i-t-h. He’s never lost a battle. [True.] Hallelujah! He conquered death, hell, and the grave. Get the devils out of the way. He’s the great Chief Captain. So the devil isn’t even in the picture.
All right. Spirit filled Christians received the Word of promise and refuse to countenance anything against the Word and maintain that stand until Jesus leads them forth in victory and that’s the great battle we are looking at.
Now the one that’s going to do this, is the Lord Jesus Christ in the form of the Holy Ghost, the Pillar of Fire. Of course, manifesting through a prophet, which brings us back to the days of the Son of man.
(26) Then came the Word of the LORD unto Jeremiah saying,
(27) Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh; is there any thing too hard for me?
Now when He brings up the subject, ‘The God of all flesh’. He is putting the person on the spot and saying, “Look, you’re flesh and I am your God and I want to know this.” “Have you put yourself in a position where something is too hard for Me to do?”
In other words, “Are you thinking those thoughts? Or are you letting yourself go, that I can do it for you?”
Now there is a battle now going on over immortality. The great General came down in the Shout, ‘the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a Shout’ and He came down and He is here right now.
What most people don’t know but this church does know, at least you know it in your heads and I know it in my head. Together we know in our heads and we are convinced it is going on, we know that. We don’t know just how, we don’t see too much manifestation but we know the Church is being set in order.
(20) But now is Christ risen from the dead and become the first-fruits of them that slept.
(21) For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
(22) For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
(23) But every man in his own order; Christ the first-fruits; afterward they that are [at His Parousia.]
What will be the sign of thy Presence? “Oh,” he said, “A lot of false prophets doing a lot of big things.” You know something brother/sister, that’s the sign to those out there in the Charismatics that haven’t wakened up yet. That’s the sign that Christ is in them. That’s the only Presence they know.
How would you like to have been brought up a complete orphan, by a bunch of gorillas? They’re pretty nice. Tarzan was brought up by the gorillas or baboons. Now you’re a living witness that the life of your father is in you, but where is your father and where is your mammy.
I got news for you, you standing there aren’t your father. And when you’re present there, your father is not present, only the life of your father is present. But you see, He came down. You’re looking at something different.
Now look it, at His Presence. Now watch, at this point, at this point, now watch it please; time swings into eternity and since the part is lesser than the whole and the whole encompasses the part; there is now not that which is relativistic, relativistic, you know, related.
That’s a good word, relativistic and it is a bad word to try to pronounce. That’s what the world is, full of it, just relative. And though it is still in the sense the relativistic, which we are in now, is all but gone because it is White Throne now.
Now let’s read with this in mind:
(24) Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, [Perfect, that’s what you call the Perfect… never mind I got a mental block.] even the Father; when He shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.
(25) For he must reign, till he put all enemies under his feet.
Now it says right here at the time of the Presence, there it is right there, the kingdom of God is going to come to such a place where all power and authority is put under the feet of Jesus, preparatory to the placing of that same authority under God Himself. The Lamb on the Throne of Zion and the Pillar of Fire above the Throne, see, started. It’s going on now.
You say, “Brother Vayle I don’t believe it.”
Well you believe what you want. I believe this, this way, I believe this way. I believe this is the mystery under the Thunders. Church Order, everybody missed Church Order. Put it in a little room, hah, that is just what you’re supposed to do to keep the gifts in order. You can go in that room and come out worse than worshipping devils. No.
(25) For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. [Now that’s the time of this, He starts to reign.]
(26) The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
(27) For he hath put all things under his feet.
Now that’s the Scripture telling you the potential of what Christ did. But when He said all things are put under Him, put under him, it is manifest that He is left out an exception is made of Him, which could put all things under Him.
So he’s talking of two people here. One putting everything under the person except Himself, being put under the person. So what is happening? Sit on My Throne, while I make your enemies your footstool.
The Son came off the Mercy Seat, took the Book out of the hands of the Father, ripped the Seals off the Book, put it into His hands, the Man, God came off the Throne, came down here, the Son climbed on the Throne. Making perfect, Melchisedec.
All right, now He’s here. Elohim. Putting everything under the feet, making everything in order, to get what? A Rapture! And we will go up right… just marvelous, well it is a reverse pyramid really.
There, that Spirit in our midst will become incarnate to us in the body of the Lord Jesus Christ. We will crown Him, King of kings and Lord of lords and that will be the Son of God, the Son of David, the Son of Man, the Lily of the Valley, the Altogether Lovely, All in All. Now, see, He is doing it.
(28) And when all things shall be subdued…
Now that word is, ‘subject’ and that is the same root word in the Lord Himself shall decent from heaven with the Kelusma, with a Shout, with a military order, the Captain of the Host of Israel, the Supreme Commander, the five star General, God Himself, has come down to put this army in array.
You bet and when we come back here, you better believe the devil is going squeal, “Uncle”. And so is every filthy thing and everybody that came against the truth of God and had pleasure in unrighteousness. You say, “Brother Vayle, you sound vindictive.”
You talk to God about it, I’m indited. I’ve been conscripted actually. You do what you want. I don’t have nice thoughts, I don’t want nice thoughts, I don’t want bad thoughts, I don’t want filthy thoughts, I want His thoughts, because they’re good thoughts. I believe, having inquired, see what’s relevant.
Now, when He had subdued all this, when the Church is in order and it will only be in true final order after the thousand years, after the White Throne and it is New Jerusalem.
Why? Because the Bride will be on the Throne with Him, the Pillar of Fire above the Throne and all those outside, every son of Adam that wasn’t in the election of the Bride will bring their glory in.
God has His own order and brother/sister when you see that Scripture tell you, how that Bride rejoiced because of election. We, oh, listen; we are ungrateful, mealy mouth, traitor, turncoats to God. We haven’t begun to praise Him, as we should. Oh well, it’s a doctrine.
When is it going to get into our hearts brother/sister? When it does, we will lose all this little griping and miserable junking that we have with each other and looking at each other with jaundiced eyes and God knows what or trying to get in each other’s hair.
God is my judge brother/sister; I don’t want to get in your way or your hair for one minute. I don’t want you in mine. But I want to hold you in my heart to love. I don’t know how God… I haven’t got too far yet.
I’ve gone, oh I’ve gone a long way to what I ever had faith in a congregation. I’ve never had faith in Christian’s till just recently. I figure if anybody is going to blow you out of the water, it’s going to be a mealy mouth Jesus man. Any man going to take you to the cleaners, he’s the guy going to do it.
I have found most preachers… well most people, like a cross between a backslidden Pentecostal preacher, and a used car salesman. I’m sorry, that’s been my attitude. I don’t mean it all that bad; I’m just letting you know what you got to get out of your hearts.
I could say something here but it would sound like I’m bragging so I’m not going to say it. It would be a true statement though, made by the prophet and his wife, and it is all right. But then you got to keep showing more and more.
This is the hour the Token has come. This is 1 Thessalonians 4:16 “The Lord Himself,” this is that Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation, that gets you ready to go in the Rapture.
Listen… my God, brother/sister believe this. Don’t let’s be fooled. Do we understand Ephesians? One guy got mad because he heard I preached twenty four sermons, I think I preached forty eight. He didn’t know where we get it from; I’ll preach forty eight more, this time better than ever.
Listen, he says here;
(16) [I] cease not to give thanks for you making mention in your prayers,
(17) That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ the Father of glory may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
(18) [In order] that the eyes of your understanding [will be] enlightened; and [you] may know the hope of his calling and then [you will know] what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
(19) And what [you may also know personally now] what is the exceeding greatness of his power to you who believe, according to the working of his mighty power;
(20) Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places.
He tells you right here when that Spirit comes, when He comes down; He is going to do every bit of that. He is working right now by His Spirit to get you out of here. How many really believe it?
Oh God, I thank you for the amen, but it wasn’t sincere enough and you know it and I know it. We still need something to bean us, get rid of the marbles, get rid of chunks of ice or whatever it is in our heart.
That layer of unbelief to enter into, this is factual. The channels cannot be good, people are arguing right now. I’m hated because I believe this. Well let them hate.
Brother Branham said in Daniel’s Seventieth Week; quoting this, “It had to come in the church, even let the church know what hour it is living in, let alone get us out of here.”
If you didn’t know what time the plane was going to leave, you would just miss it. We’ve got a schedule brother/sister , the Lord descending, Shout, Voice, Trumpet. We already got the Shout. It doesn’t matter when the Voice comes. Because the same One with the Shout brought the Voice, brought the Trumpet.
I got news for you; the Voice is here. Brother Branham identified It. I was just a voice that He used; now the man is gone. That’s good he is gone. Now He must increase, sure.
All right, this is a personal confrontation we are looking at. The personal confrontation over in Hebrews 3, I beg your pardon, 13:8, over in Malachi 4:5-6, over in Ephesians 1:17 to 23, over 1 Thessalonians 4, over Revelation 10:1 to 7, all that Scripture.
Especially the bomb, hydrogen, call it what you want, the windup Luke 17:30. Who’s going to believe it? It is a confrontation brother/sister, exactly as it was over here in Matthew 4.
You say, “Why Brother Vayle?” Because Brother Branham said, “The gates of hell are against this revelation.” And if the gates of hell are against it, who is carrying the gates? The devil is. No problem.
(01) Then was Jesus led up of the spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.
(02) And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungered.
(03) And when the tempter came to him he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.
(04) But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. [See.]
(05) Then the devil takes him up into the holy city, and sets him on a pinnacle [going to make him a bigshot now, give these people a sign.]
(06) …If [you] be the Son of God, cast yourself down: for it is written, He shall give His angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
(07) Jesus said to him, It is written again, thou shall not tempt the Lord thy God.
(08) Again, the devil takes him up into an exceeding high mountain, and shows him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
(09) And said to him, All these things will I give thee, if you will fall down and worship me.
(10) [He said, Satan, get thee hence,] for it is written, thou shall worship the Lord thy God, and him only shall thou serve.
Three times written. Turn down two temptations and found himself worshipping God. What would those two temptations be? It would have to deal with the mind.
Number one; whose mind will you listen to, to feed you?
Number two; what do you get out of it?
If you can turn those two things down you will worship God. If you can’t, you’re shot. You follow what I said?
You worship God the third time around… you got rid of the devil. When you can rid your mind of what you’ve been taught… Oh I’ve got it right, my father taught it, my mother taught it, and they were so and so, hah!
Listen, I wouldn’t give you two bits for what my father, my mother or any of my relatives ever taught or ever thought. I am not interested. You say, “Vayle you’re just mean.”
I am a mean person, why should I listen to my mother. She was a Protestant who repeated Catholic prayers. What do you think of that? I’m not against Catholic prayers, but she did, she was a format, what they call a reformist, Presbyterian.
Their prayers are full of the Apostles creed, there is no such thing as the Apostles creed. She was a Protestant, but she believed the saints could do something for her. I don’t know what shape she died in. I don’t know what shape you’re going to die in or I’m going to die in.
I can tell one thing, God doesn’t take fooling. You may think you and I can fool, oh I guess the church said this, my friend said this, I read this book, I don’t care what you read. I’m not interested this morning.
Brother/sister, listen, this man either showed us that Satan supersedes God, or there is a God Who lives up to His Word. Because he came in the Name of the Lord and you show me where Satan can use that Name and get an answer.
The seven sons of Sceva said, “We pray in the name of Jesus, Who Paul teaches.” And the devils wouldn’t even take that, they jumped on the seven sons and beat the tar out of them and said audibly, “Jesus we know, and Paul we know, but who are you?”
There is your answer. I’m trying to get you back to where we got to go today dear brother/sister. I’ve got to strip my soul and my mind of everything but the Word of God, what God said.
And I’m going to tell you something, if we ever get to the place we are talking… get what I’m talking about, you will suddenly find that your life is a whole lot cleaner than you ever thought and your ways are a whole lot cleaner and a whole lot clearer because we have, through the perversity of Satan, not only fallen into a fall, he has actually turned every single thing that we have gotten from God, as though it were corrupt and rotten and it is not.
If your body, brother/sister wasn’t of some worth, even though it is worth not very much when it comes to the stuff in it; if it wasn’t worth a lot to God, how come He let you come here to make you a temple of the Holy Ghost? How come He is going to bring this body back again?
We have become insensitive to the real values of our body and taken on a sensitivity, which is not of God, it’s a pity. Now why do I talk this way? I saw William Branham as the man that I say is the closest to a Millennial man, I have ever seen and I saw Daddy Bosworth that I believe was pretty well in the same category, they really loved each other.
And I saw in them men, who knew that their bodies were temples of the Holy Ghost and they weren’t a couple of unclean kooky fruity guys, they were constantly fighting as though all they were was muck and mire.
You can carry humility to a place where it is not humility; it is a statement against God. Paul the apostle told us we can exercise our senses unto godliness and by suffering we can come to a place of purification where we learn it doesn’t pay to sin, because you suffer in the flesh, it is much better to take the yoke upon us and a yoke means someone is going to get rubbed, but it also means it gets hitched to God.
You and I can hitch to God by His Word. Let me just say this morning brother/sister, we are coming to this place that is surprising us and will surprise us continually until we find ourselves that army that God has designated so clearly in His Word. And if we’re not that army brother/sister somebody else is going to be.
Why do I preach as hard as I do? I’m not trying to convert anybody. I’m up here really making my confession and you’re nice enough to sit here while I yell. Knowing that it goes in my ears and goes down and comes up again and the more I talk about it the more I realize I can’t get away from it.
You know brother/sister, listen, the more you smoke cigarettes the harder it is to break them. The more you drink liquor the harder to break it. The more you eat chocolate bars, drink your coffee, your Seven Up your Coca Cola, your Dr. Pepper, I don’t care what it is, the more you take into your system anything the more you become dependent upon it even though it’s bad for you.
And then you react terrible if that support is taken from you. Oh God, what a mess the body is in. That’s the truth, I’m telling you, I’m telling you what the doctor told me.
Now let’s reverse this for God, let’s get those channels… I’m, I’m slow this morning, I’m sorry we are going to quit now. Now listen, let’s get those channels where the Word… to dedicate the channels so the Word of God comes in. Until it comes into the place where it begins to flow out, see.
And it does that by the constant repetition, by the constant talking it. We are too a much in talking our troubles and examining the corpse. It is much better to give ourselves an injection of Life, before we’re literally corpses.
And begin letting that Life come through, because believe me, it can come through and Brother Branham said there would to be a Bride and she would have the Word and she would know what to say. But she would also know first of all when to say it and it would be “Thus Saith The Lord”.
He said it wouldn’t be some, like phenomenal thing, where oh, maybe once in a while something came which loosed it but it would be a naturalness. Why shouldn’t it be a naturalness?
If the Word of God is transfiguring us now, which it must be transfiguring us now, which means to literally make changes in the atom so that your structure is no longer the structure you think it is and is progressively coming into a supernatural structure, which is called, immortality, which God said, Adam and Eve missed and they could have had it right there if they would have stretched forth their hand.
But He said, “Uh uh… too late!” Down the road, in the same fallen condition, in the same Garden of Eden condition fallen, God come down and said, “I can be touched.” And He told us in the 15th chapter of 1 Corinthians, brother/sister, we know these things, we are not ignorant.
You say, “What a small group to know them.” My God, don’t you understand the Scripture? Eight, at Noah’s time, three, at Lot’s time. That’s what the Bible said and I’m not going to change the Bible.
“Well,” you say, “Brother Vayle millions now living are not going to die.”
I said, “You lie.”
You been caught in a lie already, millions, billions will die, they will not live.
“So you’re putting your whole trust in this?” [Brother Vayle points to the picture of the Pillar of Fire]
I am putting my whole trust in that.
Said, “Boy, you’re a kook!”
Thank you, I am a kook. I have met my Matthew 4 challenge and my Hebrews 13:8. And I am not pulled this way and that way. I may be weak in the flesh to where the devil or somebody can pounce on me, put me in such a mess, drugs and everything else and torture.
Or it would appear… I don’t know what is going to happen to me as a person. But nothing can change the fact that if this isn’t it, you tell me what is? Tell me where you’re going? What are you going to do? What have you got to fall back on?
I had a lot of religion to fall back on: Methodist, Presbyterian, Pentecostal, Baptist, Independent, Independents, more and more independent like a hog on ice. Constant reading, constant studying, oh I read all the Barns, and the guys got the nerve to send me a tape talking about Barns.
Talk about Darby, go ahead, talk about Drummen. Talk it all, I’ve read the books I’ve seen some of the greatest men ever lived. I never saw evidence till I saw that. [Brother Vayle points to the picture of the Pillar of Fire]
Then people say, “What evidence?”
Well, they saw Jesus didn’t they?
And somebody said, “When the deaf was healed, the blind, they all spoke and the dumb heard, the dumb spoke. Is not this the Son of David?”
And they said, “No, you got to be kidding, this is the other fellow. This is not the one that comes in the power of God. This is the one that’s coming in the power of the enemy. Why by Beelzebub he does all these things here.”
Haven’t you got enough brains to see that? If that’s God, why did God do it? Why does God ever send a prophet? Mouth, Words. All that a prophet is really about is Word, see.
Let’s just bow our heads in a word of prayer.
Gracious Heavenly Father, we thank You for Your mercy and grace, showing us these things Lord. What the prophet taught us and Father that with Your help we will go over and over and over and over these things until they become a running commentary in our minds and the liquid blood flowing through our hearts oh God, by Your grace we will do it.
Not to shout and hurt anybody, not to throw off on anybody Lord because You know my heart, that positively I can throw off on myself more than anybody else in this building because if anyone should know, I believe I should know and how much do I know?
Not very much, how much do I live Lord, not as much as I should by any stretch of the imagination. How much is a hundred percent vital? It is only vital in this far, that I believe it all lines up in Your Word, I believe this is the Word of God but until you dynamize it, maybe I’m wrong here Lord, maybe I’ve got to do something about it myself.
I don’t know, perhaps there are those things I must get out of the way, a little thing here, a little there, blocking this flow, blocking that, it could well be Lord and I’m not going to deny it this morning because in front of this desk Lord that You put a sign and this Bible here in front of me and Lord knowing there is a God in heaven, the picture testifying, the people testifying too.
Father I know that there is much more to be done in my life Father, what should be done oh God, I pray for you constantly and want to see a change until Lord it becomes as Brother Branham said, “The Stature of a Perfect Man.”
Just someone under control of the Holy Spirit, not some mysterious person or some person that’s mentally ill Lord. We know that’s not it but Lord it is a person who calmly, sanely, chooses Your Word and stands by that Word until You Lord fulfill it.
And enduring those things that must come, such as turning the other cheek, going the extra mile, staying sweet, bearing and forbearing, gentle in disposition in tongue Lord, not acid or bitter toward people oh God, but in all things Lord as brotherly kindness standing there waiting for the Word.
Waiting sometimes like an emergency, like Moses, knowing the army was right behind, the people fretting and screaming ready to run him over and even kill him and here is the Red Sea in front, the desert on the other side, the mountains on the other side, where to go, nowhere, and he had to just stand there.
And you taught Israel a lesson; just stand there but they never really learned it Lord. God help us in this church that we learn to stand, not like Israel, we’re in the same hard place that Israel was and Moses. The Red Sea in front of us Lord, the mountains on the east of us, and the desert on the West of us, right behind us the army coming Lord.
Help us Father, to look at You as we often just say, “The Pillar of Fire is here, You’re here.” Help us to just stand still now. You’re the Captain of the host of Israel, You’re the Leader, You’re the big General, You’re the only General Lord.
Help us to stand still until you open up the Red Sea and may we do it by not fussing and flustering and blustering, but may we do it in brotherly kindness, the holy virtue of respect Lord, in honor preferring, bearing and forbearing, all these things Father.
You know that’s my heart’s cry, I prayed all my life Lord, all my life and I don’t know that I intend to leave here without that being fulfilled, I don’t intend to Lord. If I was more responsible and I want You to help to know where it lies and get it moving Lord.
If it’s just waiting for You more and more then Lord, maybe it’s a combination, whatever it is oh God. We want to be in that army, led by You Lord, just moving down that road oh God, as never before in the power and love in the glory of our Christ.
Lord let that shine through every single one of us oh God. No axes to grind, just wanting You Lord for ourselves and each other. Now unto Thee we give the honor and the praise because we ask it in Jesus Name. Amen.